Nick’s Notes

This is my spot for what everyone else calls a blog. I’ll write my thoughts and ideas on Plantation issues as I see fit.  Have a topic idea? Email me at nicksortal@bellsouth.net.

ML King video and why council meeting was canceled

ML King DayThe city offered its first-ever Martin Luther King Day celebration in 2020, at the Jim Ward Community Center. Because of Covid, we observed this day virtually and our Parks and Recreation Department put together a heck of a virtual event: 42...

New engineer, building director start Monday

2 new hires in PlantationPlantation has two new department heads: Samira Shalan is the new city engineer and Bill Gale will lead the building department as our new building official.Both start their jobs on Monday, Dec. 7.The city council approved both...

Chamber ribbon-cutting at Office Evolution

It's an office, without long-term commitmentsThe Plantation Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon-cutting Thursday, Dec. 3, for Office Evolution, a workspace provider.The business is located in the Aetna building, which is part of Plantation Walk and just...

2 new faces at City Hall

Two new faces at City Hall I have a saying: You govern like you campaign. And, based on how hard and how Jennifer Andreu and Tim Fadgen campaigned this fall… well, I’d just like to say our city is in good shape. The two new council members, elected Nov. 3,...

You get one (and only one) state natural resource priority

State committee spot gives me an insight on priorities I admit that I underestimated the effect state government has on my city after being elected in 2018. As State Rep. Evan Jenne said last year during a League of Women Voters workshop, “Government is...

Covid: 99 percent isn’t good enough

Covid: 99 percent isn’t good enough  Our city is creating weekly podcasts to better inform our residents, and recently I sat down with them for an interview about Plantation and Covid-19.Here are some excerpts:What challenges do you see? Like a lot of...

Unexpected gift: Woman’s Club receives $500 check

Peter Weidinger agency provides funds  Sure, times are tough, but there’s still some good out there. For example, on Thursday morning State Farm insurance agent Peter Weidinger presented a $500 check to the GFWC Plantation Woman’s Club. The club, which...

Plantation business confirm: Times are tough

Covid-19 puts stress from several directions  Mayor Lynn Stoner led a combined workshop of Gateway (SR 7) and Plantation Midtown members and it was a nice give-and-take of city updates regarding businesses and construction.   The Covid-19 pandemic has...

$2.9M in county money brings road resurfacing

Lauderdale West among areas to be repaved(Photo above is for item No. 2.)Some bonus road repaving is coming to Plantation, thanks to money from the county.The city is obtaining $2.7 million via the Broward County Penny for Transportation Surtax that voters...

For city business, contact Nick at NSortal@Plantation.org or 954-498-5337. His personal email is NickSortal@BellSouth.net.