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.  It’s likely the platform that I will use to keep voters informed as the election approaches. Have a topic idea? Email me at NickSortal@BellSouth.net.

Deadline for Woman’s Club scholarship approaching

Plantation councilmember Nick Sortal’s weekly newsletter this week includes information on the Plantation Woman’s Club and Junior Woman’s Club scholarships for graduating seniors, recycling thoughts and a list of upcoming city meetings and events.

City wants to curb vacation rentals, but …

Plantation council works on vacation rental ordinance Plantation is trying to protect residents from boisterous neighbors while also respecting the rights of property owners to rent out their homes.  And it’s proving to be a challenging balancing act.The...

New city attorney for Plantation

The City Council ratified Mayor Lynn Stoner’s selection for city attorney, voting 4-0. (Council member Ron Jacobs was absent.)  The contract is with the firm Goren, Cherof, Doody, Ezrol, P.A. The firm does legal work for 12 other municipalities in South...

Census, bike safety and city work (and play)

Help Broward get the full count (and funding)The 2020 U.S. Census is not far away, and Broward leaders are taking measures to make sure everyone is counted.County Commissioner Nan Rich filled in attendees recently at a Hispanic Vote gathering, noting that...

Volunteer boards support our city

Zoning, Midtown and education among topics coveredLike other council members, I have completed my appointments to seven city boards. But that’s just the start to getting people involved.The city has formed boards of volunteers to dig deeper on issues vital...

Working for Plantation goes beyond Plantation

We're asking Tallahassee for supportDave and Candice Ericks, who have represented the city’s interests in Tallahassee for several years, gave a presentation to the council on Jan. 16. Mayor Stoner has indicated the city will be more active in lobbying our state...