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.

No special election for Hyatt’s seat

City Attorney Kerry Ezrol spelled out his interpretation of the city charter and I really don’t see much for interpretation. We are leaving the city council seat vacated by Mark Hyatt open until the Nov. 3 election. The charter states that a special...

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...