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.

Plantation budget receives approval

Only slight increases for departmentsThe most important task a city council is charged with is approving a budget each year. We signed off for expenditures from Oct. 1, 2021, to Sept. 30, 2022, at our Sept. 17 meeting.How big is Plantation’s budget? This...

Plantation joins fight for animal care improvements

Audit shows county facility treats animals poorly  Citing unnecessarily poor care for abandoned animals, the Plantation City Council joined other cities in asking the Broward County Commission for urgent changes at Broward Animal Care and Adoption.The...

Opportunity for us to get state, federal funds

Environmental emphasis means funding is in play    I don’t have many contacts in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., and most elected officials at my level don’t, either. That’s why we have professional lobbyists to communicate with state and national...

21-year-old murder case solved; some in-depth articles

The people that you meet...Tuesday was a day that I never thought would come. Authorities solved the murder case of Kim Dietz-Livesey, found in a suitcase on Flamingo Road in June 2000.  Because I was the only person in the SunSentinel South office the...

League of Cities: Source of learning

 There's always something to learn...  I’ve attended conventions of all kinds, and I think it comes down to this: People are looking for either tips or inspiration.   And that was the case Aug. 12-14 as I attended the Florida League of Cities annual...

Resolution for 1935 lynching; Plantation man writes play

1935 event prompts actions for many The Plantation City Council passed a proclamation in support of the city of Fort Lauderdale’s attempt to raise awareness of a 1935 lynching of a black man in Broward County. And a Plantation man has been inspired to...

Denise Horland named ‘Home Rule Hero’

Council president advocated for local controlThe Florida League of Cities recognized Plantation Council President Denise Horland with a 2021 Home Rule HeroAward for her advocacy efforts during the 2021 Legislative Session.  Horland spoke to state senators...

City Hall opens Monday; Vaccine reservations plentiful

City buildings reopen; here are the details  The city will reopen all buildings on Monday, May 10.    City administration has instituted a policy requiring all visitors to wear a face mask while inside any city facility until further notice. A visitor...

Make reservations: Central Park vaccines start May 3

Plantation Central Park offers vaccines starting May 3The City of Plantation has opened a vaccination site offering all three Covid-19 vaccines to residents.The site will be opened, at Central Park, beginning Monday, May 3, through Friday, May 7. The...

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