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 NSortal@Plantationorg.

Plantation mall explosion: some thoughts

I’ve held off on commenting on Saturday’s explosion in Plantation because so many outlets have communicated information; you haven’t been starved for stuff to read. Now, as we are a few days later, I’m sharing some thoughts and information.What are your...

Projects from $60 million bond accelerating

Chief administrative officer Jason Nunemaker provided an update on the projects from the $60 million bond voters approved in November 2016. Terms of the bond dictate that 85 percent of the moneys be “obligated” to projects within three years. Nunemaker thinks we’ll...

City approves police contract

Officer pay now ranks in the middle of county The city council approved a new contract for Plantation Police Wednesday night, bringing a feeling of relief among both parties. Most importantly the new contract brings officers’ salaries into the middle of the pack when...

Hacker risk explains Plantation city e-mail challenges

(There's a point to this photo. Read all the way to the end.)I’d like to use this news item about the city of Riviera Beach and computer hackers culling $600,000 from them to explain why communication isn’t as easy as you think in our city.Basically,...

Yes, we (and others) care about State Road 7

Meeting Thursday on 'Plantation Gateway'Those of us who have been here for a few decades know that State Road 7/U.S. 441 has changed greatly. The northern retirees seeking sunshine have moved farther west, and leaders of municipalities stretching from...

My dad lived 70 years after D-Day: Many didn’t

Memorial Day event: Talk of D-Day I spoke for a couple of minutes at Plantation’s annual Memorial Day event Monday morning, and connected it to thoughts about my father, who was only 19 when he was part of the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion of Normandy,...

From now through Sept. 18, B-U-D-G-E-T is the word

Balancing act: City's needs, financial responsibility The most important job a city council does is handle is how to spend taxpayer money, and a workshop on May 8 started us down the road for 2019-2020. The city’s department heads presented their thoughts...