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@Plantation.org.

The week in snapshots: 8 items related to Plantation

Schools, civic activities and a little bit of funI was fortunate to see plenty of Plantation the past few days, with official events, meetings and some things that were a mixture of work and play.Actually, things started last Friday, Feb. 7, when I...

Someone at my Publix wins $1 million

It's nice to share something happier It’s been a difficult few days in Plantation recently, with the sad (the death of councilmember Mark Hyatt) and the mildly inconvenient (the news that my Publix would sometime be closed for a year). So I’m happy to...

Publix makeover means closure is coming up

Publix at Nob Hill and Cleary to close for about a yearThe Plantation City Council on Feb. 5 approved plans for a complete makeover of the Publix at Plantation Promenade, which means the grocery store will be closed for about a year. Keep reading to...

Tallahassee, Plantation Middle, FLL and here!

Making a dent in Tallahassee Tallahassee doesn’t have many direct flights from here and it’s more than 450 miles away. So it’s important that policymakers throughout the peninsula do not forget about the needs of the state’s second-largest county (1.9...

Broward Days: News from Tallahassee

Leaders, en masse, visit TallahasseeTallahassee doesn’t have many direct flights from here and it’s more than 450 miles away. So it’s important that policymakers throughout the peninsula do not forget about the needs of the state’s second-largest county...

Florida: 412 cities (if you call them that)

Florida: 412 cities (if you call them that)I’ve been a city council member for more than a year now, sitting on the dais at Plantation City Hall two Wednesdays a month to conduct business that, I hope, will make my city better. But I can’t say I’ve given much thought...

Sewage (and more) in good shape in Plantation

Ever since sewage reports from Fort Lauderdale hit the news, other leaders and I have wondered: “Could it happen here?”Well, there is no such thing as zero probability. But Utilities Director Steve Urich explained at Wednesday’s Plantation City Council why...

City moves toward ‘Paperless Plantation’

Plantation has some catching up to do in the digital world. All of us in city hall know it, and we’re working on it. Such customer services as more efficient utility billing, computerized permitting and a better web site are on the way. City leaders say the goal is...

Woman’s Club minds the store at Plantation Elementary

A good grade in school can provide motivation to students. But so can toys, candy and school supplies. At Plantation Elementary, a partnership with the GFWC Plantation Woman’s Club has kept the school’s Tiger Bucks program running for eight years. Teachers...