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>> IT'S 7:00. WE ARE GOING TO START THE MEETING.

[Call to Order]

GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY. I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THIS REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING

TO ORDER. PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE. >> ROLL CALL.

>> COMMISSIONER WALKER. >> HERE. >> COMMISSIONER CUTLER.

>> HERE. >> COMMISSIONER KAGAN. >> HERE.

>> VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN. >> HERE. >> AND MAYOR HUNSCHOFSKY.

>> HERE. >> BEFORE WE GET STARTED, FOR THE REST OF THE MEETING FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE WATCHING AT HOME AND IN THE AUDIENCE, WE HAVE PARED DOWN THIS COMMISSION MEETING IN ATTENDANCE. COMMISSIONER KAGAN WAS KIND ENOUGH TO CALL IN BECAUSE WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE PROPER DISTANCES UP HERE SO THAT WE'RE FOLLOWING ALL THE DIRECTIVES AND GUIDANCE GIVEN BY THE CDC. WE HAVE MINIMIZED STAFF WHO WERE PRESENT AND WE'RE ONLY HAVING THOSE WHO ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO WHAT IS ON OUR AGENDA. WE'VE DONE THAT IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE SITUATION WE ARE CURRENTLY FINDING OURSELVES IN. LOOKS DIFFERENT THAN IT USUALLY LOOKS UP HERE AND THAT'S THE REASON FOR IT. NEXT ON THE AGENDA ARE THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

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WE HAVE THE CITY COMMISSION WORK SHOP AND MARCH 4, 2020 AT 6 P.M. >> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND. >> I HAVE A MOTION BY VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN.

PLEASE SHOW THAT IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. ITEM 5, COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

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ON NONAGENDA ITEMS. IF SOMEBODY FROM THE PUBLIC WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON A NONAGENDA ITEM, PLEASE COME FORWARD AND YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK.

>> GOOD EVENING EVERYONE. HERE? >> YES.

>> I DON'T WANT TO GET TOO CLOSE AND I DON'T WANT TO TOUCH ANYTHING.

MY NAME IS MARJORIE GOLAND. MY HUSBAND STEWART IS HERE WITH ME ALSO.

I WANTED TO SPEAK BRIEFLY ABOUT THE PINE TREE ISSUE. THERE'S A LOT OF UPROAR IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. LOT OF RUMORS, LOT OF TALK ABOUT WHAT THE CITY'S INTENTIONS ARE OR NOT WITH RESPECT TO THE STREETS. I ASSUME YOU ARE ALL AWARE 79TH WAY HAS GOTTEN TOGETHER TO DO A PRIVATE REPAVING. WHETHER THAT'S LONG TERM OR SHORT TERM, NOBODY KNOWS AT THIS POINT. MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN PINE TREE LIKE IT THE WAY IT IS. THEY DON'T LIKE THE POT HOLES, OBVIOUSLY.

NOBODY COULD. THAT'S WHY THERE'S TALK ABOUT DOING SOMETHING.

BUT MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN PINE TREE DON'T WANT THE CHARACTER OF PINE TREE TO BE CHANGED. THEY DON'T WANT THE STREET WIDENED.

THEY DON'T WANT CITY WATER. THEY DON'T WANT CITY SEWER. YOU GUYS MAY THINK WE'RE NUTS IF YOU ALREADY HAVE IT. I DON'T KNOW. THERE ARE REASONS PEOPLE FEEL THE WAY THEY DO. THERE'S A LOT OF OPPOSITION. I WANTED TO MAKE EVERYONE HERE AWARE OF THAT AND I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER -- I DON'T KNOW WHAT PLANS THE CITY DOES HAVE, BUT WHATEVER PLANS OR DISCUSSIONS ARE HAPPENING, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THEM AND TO OPPOSE THEM IF, IN FACT, THEY ARE WHAT THEY SAY THEY ARE. PRIMARILY THAT'S WHY I'M HERE. I WANTED TO MAKE THAT CLEAR AND

THAT THERE WILL BE OPPOSITION FROM THE CITY. >> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. >> CITY MANAGER, WE GOT SOME E-MAILS THAT YOU'RE GOING TO

READ INTO THE RECORD. >> SOME BACKGROUND ON IT, FOR THE RECORD.

INFORMATION HAS BEEN CHANGING RAPIDLY IN ANTICIPATION OF THIS MEETING BEING HELD IN PERSON WE PUBLICIZED VIA THE CITY'S SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS THAT THIS MEETING WAS BEING LIVE STREAMED AND WE ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO BE ONLINE. BOTH YESTERDAY AND AGAIN TODAY WE POSTED ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORHOOD INFORMING RESIDENTS THAT THE MEETING WAS STILL ON SCHEDULE. IT WOULD BE LIVE STREAMED AND WE CREATED AN E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. THE E-MAIL ADDRESS WE CREATED IS PUBLIC COMMENT @ CITY OF PARKLAND.ORG. WE ALSO POSTED THIS INFORMATION ON THE CITY WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA AND E-MAIL BLAST. THE INTENT WAS TO HOLD THE MEETING AS SCHEDULED.

DO SO AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE AND SIMULTANEOUSLY AND SHARE PUBLIC ACCESS.

WE DID RECEIVE SEVERAL E-MAILS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AND CAROL AND I WOULD LIKE TO READ THESE INTO THE RECORD NOW. THIS ONE IS FROM WILLIAMS GALLEO AT 6123 NORTHWEST 75TH WAY.

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I WANT MY LAND. I DO NOT WANT THE CITY TO TAKE NOT EVEN A FOOT OF IT.

IT'S A JOKE THAT THE MAINTENANCE THAT THE CITY HAS DONE FOR THE STREETS IN PINE TREE ESTATES EVEN QUALIFIES AS MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR. I AM WILLING TO SELL IT TO THEM FOR THE CURRENT MARKET VALUE, BUT OTHERWISE, THE CITY CANNOT TAKE WHAT IS MINE.

THE CITY IS BEING SNEAKY. THEY ARE NOT COMMUNICATING WITH RESIDENTS.

I HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE 1987. I PICKED MY PROPERTY AND BUILT MY HOUSE AND THE CITY HAS NO RIGHT TO IT. I HAVE BEEN A TAX PAYING RESIDENT FOR OVER 30 YEARS.

THIS IS MY LAND. I DO NOT WANT TO CUT WATER AND SEWER.

I MOVED HERE AND BUILT MY HOUSE FOR THAT REASON. I AM RETIRED AND ON A FIXED INCOME. I CANNOT AFFORD TAX ASSESSMENTS. WHO WILL WANT TO EVEN BUY MY HOUSE WITH A BIG TAX ASSESSMENT PINNED TO IT? INSTEAD OF BUILDING A YOGA PARK NO ONE WANTS, THE CITY SHOULD USE MONEY TO PROPERLY MAINTAIN THE ROADS, THEN CLAIM YOU'VE BEEN DOING FOR SEVEN YEARS. THE CITY SENDS PEOPLE OUT TO INSPECT THE WELLS.

DO THE SAME FOR THE POT HOLES THAT ARE ALREADY GOING UP AND DOWN THE STREET.

ANOTHER E-MAIL RECEIVED FROM MISS SHERRI LINDSEY NORTHWEST 75TH WAY.

I AM WRITING TO YOU ALL OF CONCERN FOR WHAT I UNDERSTAND MAY BE THE CITY'S TAKING OVER OF THE ROADS IN PINE TREE ESTATES. FIRST AND FOREMOST, I FIND IT UPSETTING THAT WE HAVE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THIS BY WORD OF MOUTH FROM CONCERNED NEIGHBORS, NOT FROM CITY ITSELF.

I FIND THAT SHAMEFUL. IF I WERE TO VENTURE A GUESS, IT WOULD BE THAT THE MAJORITY OF RESIDENTS DO NOT EVEN KNOW THAT THEY OWN ONE HALF OF THE STREET IN FRONT OF THEIR PROPERTY AND, THEREFORE, WOULD NOT KNOW THAT IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN THAT PROPERTY.

BUT WE DO OWN IT, AT LEAST FOR TODAY, AND WE HAVE BEEN TAXED ON THAT PROPERTY.

SOME OF US FOR MANY YEARS. SO WE WOULD BE EXPECTED TO GIVE UP OUR PROPERTY AND IN RETURN HAVE AN ADDED ASSESSMENT PLACED ON OUR PROPERTY TAX BILL IN ORDER FOR THE CITY TO PERFORM THIS TAKEOVER? HOW MANY RESIDENTS ARE AWARE OF THIS AND WHAT WOULD THE ADDED TAX BE PER RESIDENT AND FOR HOW MANY YEARS? THIS COULD CREATE A HARDSHIP FOR MANY IN PINE TREE. I HOPE THE CITY RECONSIDERS THIS AND WORKS WITH RESIDENTS TO DETERMINE ANOTHER WAY MOVING FORWARD. ANOTHER E-MAIL FROM VICTOR MCCREIGHTON AT 5776 NORTHWEST 75TH WAY. IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT THE CITY OF PARKLAND CONTINUES TO TAKE ROADWAY PROPERTY FROM THE RESIDENTS OF PINE TREE ESTATES AND ASSESS THE RESIDENTS FOR THE REPAVING OF THOSE ROADS AT A GROSSLY INFLATED PRICE.

I HAVE LIVED HERE FOR 31 YEARS. THE CITY'S SOLUTION IS ENTIRELY UNREASONABLE.

I STRONGLY OBJECT TO THE ASSERTION THAT THE CITY HAS MAINTAINED THESE ROADS BY HAVING FILLED POT HOLES FROM TIME TO TIME. THAT HARDLY CONSTITUTES MAINTENANCE. PINE TREE RESIDENTS NEED TO BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SOLVE THE ROAD WAY ISSUE THEMSELVES AND NOT HAVE THIS TURNED OVER AND SHOVED THEIR DOWN THROATS.

THE INFORMATION I HAVE INDICATES ROAD WAY REPAVING COULD BE DONE FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST THE CITY IS PROPOSING. THE COSTLY ADDITION OF WATER AND SEWER SERVICES HAS NO PLACE IN THE PLAN. ROAD WAY ACCESS IS ESSENTIAL, BUT PINE TREE RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN LIVING ON WELL AND SEPTIC FOR THE VERY BEGINNING. AS FAR AS I KNOW, NO ONE HAS BEEN CLAMMORING FOR THESE SERVICES. SURELY, IF YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO THIS, A SOLUTION COULD BE FOUND THAT WOULD SATISFY ALL OF US. THIS ONE IS LENGTHY FROM AMANDA DELVARDING AT 5875 NORTHWEST 75TH WAY. SINCE JANUARY 9, MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH THE CITY MAYOR, CITY MANAGER AND CITY ATTORNEY AND OTHER CITY PERSONNEL REGARDING PINE TREE ESTATES. INITIALLY WE MET WITH THE MAYOR TO DISCUSS THE CITY'S INTENTIONS REGARDING THE COUNTY'S ORDINANCE TO CONVERT SEPTIC TO SEWER.

UPON LEARNING THAT THE CITY PLANNED TO OPPOSE THE SEWER ORDINANCE THE CONVERSATION SHIFTED TO ROADS. IN APRIL 2019 WE PURCHASED OUR HOUSE IN PINE TREE ESTATES.

WE WERE ATTRACTED TO PINE TREE SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE OF THE ACREAGE, PRIVACY AND NO HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION. ALTHOUGH WE ARE NEW HOMEOWNERS IN PINE TREE, WE ARE NOT NEW TO

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THE COMMUNITY. MY PARENTS BROUGHT LAND AND BUILT OUR HOUSE IN PINE TREE 33 YEARS AGO WITH THE SAME APPRECIATION OF THE RURAL COMMUNITY.

IT IS MY ASSERTATION THAT OLD AND NEW ALIKE, HOMEOWNERS IN PINE TREE ESTATES SHARE THE SAME APPEAL FOR LANDS, PRIVACY AND NO HOA. COMMUNITIES WITHOUT THESE FEATURES ARE A DIME A DOZEN IN PARKLAND AND SURROUNDING CITIES. WITH THAT SAID, AN ADDITIONAL REASON WE NEED TO BE PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO PINE TREE IS BECAUSE OF THE PRIVATE WELL.

PRIOR TO LIVING IN PINE TREE, WE LIVED IN COCONUT CREEK. THE CITY WATER IN NORTH COCONUT CREEK HAD MORE CHLORINE IN IT THAN OUR POOL. WE EVEN HAD A WHOLE WOWS WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM INSTALLED AND THERE WAS STILL TIMES WHEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THAT WE WOULD NOT BATHE OUR CHILDREN USING THE WATER. FORGET ABOUT -- AND A DOZEN E-MAILS AND PHONE CALLS AND THE CITY OFFICIAL AFOREMENTIONED AND STILL NO ANSWERS. SOME QUESTIONS THE RESIDENTS HAVE THAT ARE STILL LEFT UNANSWERED, CAN A SINGLE STREET IN PINE TREE ESTATES ACT INDEPENDENTLY AND MAINTAIN OWNERSHIP OF THEIR STREET? WHAT ROAD REPAIR MAINTENANCE EFFORTS ARE REQUIRED OF RESIDENTS TO DO SO? RESIDENTS HAVE WITNESSED WHAT CONSTITUTES ROAD MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, AS FAR AS THE CITY'S EFFORTS FOR FLORIDA STATUTE ARE THE SAME MINIMAL EFFORTS ENOUGH FOR THE RESIDENTS TO KEEP OWNERSHIP OF THEIR LAND. IF AN INDIVIDUAL STREET REPAIRS A ROAD, DOES THE EXEMPT HOME OWNER FROM THE SPECIAL TAX -- DOES IT EXEMPT THE HOME OWNER FROM THE SPECIAL TAX ASSESSMENT. RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN PAYING PACKS O TAXES ON THIS PROPERTY.

FURTHERMORE, I AM A REGISTERED TO SPEAK AT THE MARCH 18TH CITY COMMISSION MEETING.

WHILE I UNDERSTAND CITY EFFORTS TO CONFORM TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE CDC'S GUIDELINES IN REGARD

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TO THE CORONAVIRUS, I WOULD HAVE APPRECIATED PROACTIVE COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY NOTIFYING RESIDENTS OF PINE TREE ESTATES WHO ARE REGISTERED TO SPEAK.

RESIDENTS INCLUDING MYSELF HAVE SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS TRYING TO OBTAIN INFORMATION AND NOTIFY NEIGHBORS OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR COMMUNITY. RATHER THAN ADVISING RESIDENTS TO SIMPLY SEND AN E-MAIL IN MY OPINION IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER PERCEIVED BY RESIDENTS IF THE CITY ADVISED THE RESIDENTS THAT THE CITY'S MAINTENANCE EFFORTS PERTAINING TO THE FLORIDA STATUTE OF ROADS IN PINE TREE ESTATES HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AND RESIDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE THEIR CONCERN AT A MEETING ONCE THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC PASSES AND THE COMMUNITY REGAINS FUNCTION. AND THEN ONE FROM BRUCE PAJIMIS AT 6844 NORTHWEST 62ND TERRACE. MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY AGAIN FIND THEMSELVES COMING BEFORE YOU ONLY RECENTLY HAVING LEARNED OF ACTIONS UNDERTAKEN BY THE CITIES THAT WE WILL DIRECTLY AFFECT OUR LIVES AND PROPERTY.

IT APPEARS FOR AT LEAST THE LAST 6 1/2 YEARS THE CITY HAS BEEN PURSUING A PLAN THAT WOULD END IN AN ATTEMPT OF TAKING A PROPERTY FROM RIGHTFUL PROPERTY OWNERS.

PRIOR TO OR DURING THAT TIME, I DO NOT RECALL ANY OUTREACH TO THE RESIDENTS, YOUR CONSTITUENTS, TO DETERMINE IF THIS ACTION IS DESIRED. IN FACT, IN YEARS PAST, SURVEYS TAKEN TO GAUGE THE VIEWS OF SIMILAR RELATED ISSUES HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMINGLY NEGATIVE.

IN EARLIER DAYS, PINE TREE ESTATES AND THE RANCHES WERE PARKLAND.

THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION KNOCKED ON OUR DOORS AT CAMPAIGN TIME TO ASK FOR OUR VOTE.

WE HAVE HAD LIVING ROOM DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE ISSUES AND CONCERNS ABOUT OUR RESIDENTS.

WE REALLY FELT LIKE YOU KNEW THE PEOPLE THAT WERE REPRESENTING YOU.

ONE BY ONE ORANGE GROVE, PASTURE LAND, FARMLAND WERE ALLOWED TO BECOME PLANNED GATED COMMUNITIES. CHANGE IS INEVITABLE AND SOMETIMES IT CAN BE GOOD.

I'M SURE MOST RESIDENTS ENJOYED HAVING OUR OWN PARK SCHOOLS AND LIBRARY.

THAT SAID, PINE TREE ESTATES AND THE RANCHES REMAIN UNIQUE AND SPECIAL.

THERE ARE ONLY A FEW PLACES IN SOUTH FLORIDA WHERE YOU CAN CHOOSE A RURAL LIFESTYLE AND ENJOY THE FREEDOM THAT COMES WITH THAT. MAKE NO MISTAKE, IT IS A CHOICE.

WE ALL HAVE TO LIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE. WE ALL COULD HAVE LIVED SOMEWHERE ELSE, BUT WE EACH CONSIDERED OUR VALUES AND PRIORITIES WHILE REVIEWING THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO US AND WE CHOOSE. WE CHOOSE TO OWN THE LAND THAT INCLUDES THE PAVED SECTION. WE CHOOSE TO MANAGE OUR OWN WATER AND SEPTIC SYSTEMS. WE CHOOSE TO LIVE IN A PLACE THAT QUALIFIES AS RURAL AND ALL THAT GOES WITH THAT.

TODAY I JOIN WITH MY MANY FELLOW RESIDENTS IN ASKING THAT YOU RESPECT OUR CHOICES.

IN CLOSING, PLEASE CEASE AND DESIST WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT FROM ALL MAINTENANCE INCLUDING THE PAVED SECTION ON THE WESTERN BORDER OF MY PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6844 NORTHWEST 62ND TERRACE.

THANK YOU. >> WE HAVE ONE MORE MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK ON A NONAGENDA ITEM? ARE YOU HERE TO SPEAK?

YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK. NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD. >> 5872 NORTHWEST 75TH WAY PARKLAND FLORIDA, 330667. I BOUGHT MY HOUSE 28 YEARS AGO. WITH THE HOUSE I BOUGHT MY STREET. CITY OF PARKLAND HAD NOT REPAIRED POT HOLES IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE FOR THE PAST 28 YEARS. NOW I GET A LETTER SAYING THE CITY OF PARKLAND WANTS TO TAKE MY PROPERTY. I SENT YOU ALL AN E-MAIL, ALL OF YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO BUY MY STREET, WHICH IS NINE FEET DEEP AND THE WIDTH OF MY PROPERTY ABOUT 155 WIDE, WE CAN NEGOTIATE A FAIR MARKET PRICE. AND YOU'RE GONNA PAY ME FOR BACK TAXES FOR THE LAST 28 YEARS. UNLESS YOU'RE PREPARED TO DO THAT, YOU'RE NOT GONNA GET MY PROPERTY. AND I WILL CONSULT AN ATTORNEY ON THIS.

AND I WILL DRAG THE REST OF PINETREE ESTATES WITH ME ON MY JOURNEY.

SO LET IT BE KNOWN, YOU'RE NOT GONNA TAKE MY STREET FOR FREE. AND I ALREADY GOT A PRICE TO PAVE MY PORTION OF THE STREET. $1,500 NOT $8,600 THAT YOU PROPOSE RAISING MY PROPERTY TAXES FOR THE NEXT 15 YEARS. THAT'S OUT OF THE QUESTION. THAT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY. >> THANK YOU. ANYBODY ELSE FROM THE PUBLIC ON

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A NONAGENDA ITEM? >> WE DO HAVE A FEW MORE LETTERS.

>> OKAY. >> THIS ONE IS FROM BARRY AND BEVERLY LEVINE.

MY NAME IS BARRY LEVINE, 5969 NORTHWEST 75TH WAY IN PINE TREE ESTATES.

I AMEN EXTREMELY CONCERNED RESIDENT OF THE PROSPECT OF THE CITY TAKING TAKE OVER OF THE ROADS AND INSTALLING CITY AND SEWER. WE DO NOT WANT THE CITY TO TAKE OUR LAND. WE WANT TO MAINTAIN OWNERSHIP OF OUR PROPERTY AND MAINTAIN AND REPAIR OUR OWN STREET. I AM AWARE THE ESTIMATED ASSESSMENT TO HOMEOWNERS COULD BE ANYWHERE FROM $40,000 TO $50,000. MANY PINE TREE ESTATES RESIDENTS SIMPLY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD THIS ASSESSMENT AND WILL BE FORCED OUT OF THEIR HOME.

I DON'T THINK THE CITY FULLY UNDERSTANDS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. ONE OF THE REASONS PINETREE ESTATES IS SO GREAT IS BECAUSE OF THE DIVERSITY OF THE HOMES HERE.

THERE ARE SOME BEAUTIFUL HOMES WHERE HOMEOWNERS CAN AFFORD THIS ASSESSMENT, BUT THERE ARE ALSO A LOT OF ORIGINAL HOMES WITH ORIGINAL HOMEOWNERS THAT SIMPLY COULD NOT AFFORD AN ASSESSMENT AND PRICE INCREASE OF WATER OF THIS MAGNITUDE. WE ARE SOMEWHAT NEWER HOMEOWNERS IN PINE TREE ESTATES. OUR HOME WAS PURCHASED APPROXIMATELY THREE YEARS AGO.

ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS WE PURCHASED THIS HOUSE WAS BECAUSE OF THE ABILITY TO HAVE OUR OWN WELL AND WATER TREATMENT CENTER. WE SPENT APPROXIMATELY $3,000 ON A TREATMENT SYSTEM AND PAID BETWEEN 60 AND $80 A MONTH FOR A PROFESSIONAL COMPANY TO MAINTAIN IT.

WE USED TO LIVE IN WINTER PARK FLORIDA ON A THIRD ACRE PROPERY THAT GOT WATER FROM THE ST.

JOHN'S RIVER. OUR PROPERTY DID NOT HAVE A SPECIFIC WELL FOR LAWN IRRIGATION. OUR MONTHLY BILLS FOR WATER WERE APPROXIMATELY $400 TO $600 FOR A FAMILY OF THREE. MANY HOMES IN PINE TREE ESTATES ARE IN THE EXACT SAME SITUATION WITHOUT A SEPARATE WELL AND PUMP FOR THEIR LAWN. THESE HOMES TO PROPERLY EUR GAIT THEIR LAWNS, IT WILL COST A SMALL FORTUNE. A FAMILY OF FOUR COULD POSSIBLY PAYING $300 MONTHLY FOR COCONUT CREEK WATER IF THEY HAD A SEPARATE WELL FOR IRRIGATION.

WITHOUT A SEPARATE WELL FOR IRRIGATION, THE COST WILL EASILY BE LOAN TO OVER $600 PER MONTH FOR WATER. COMBINE THAT WITH THE $40,000 ASSESSMENT AND THE CITY OF PARKLAND WILL BE FORCING MANY PINE TREE ESTATE RESIDENTS OUT OF THEIR FOREVER HOMES.

HOW WOULD PEOPLE THAT CAN'T AFFORD THE SPECIAL TAX ASSESSMENT AND ARE FORCED TO MOVE SELL THEIR HOUSE WITH SUCH A HUGE TAX ASSESSMENT PLATTERED TO IT? TAXES ARE HIGH ENOUGH AND WOULDN'T POTENTIAL BUYERS BE DETERRED FROM BUYING IN AN AREA WITH A SUDDEN INFLUX OF HOMES FOR SALE? I WOULD.

FOR OUR STREET, AMANDA BALARDI HAS DONE AN AMAZING JOB TRYING TO INFORM RESIDENTS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING. THE CITY OF PARKLAND DOESN'T SEEM TO BE TAKING THE INITIATIVE TO INFORM OWNERS ABOUT THE POTENTIAL COSTS. AMANDA HAS ALSO GONE DOOR TO DOOR ON NORTHWEST 75TH WAY GATHERING SIGNATURES OF RESIDENTS WHO WISH TO MAINTAIN AND PAVE OUR STREETS PUBLICLY. I AM 100% ON BOARD WITH AMANDA AND WILL DO WHATEVER I CAN TO FIGHT THE CITY FROM INSTALLING COCONUT CREEK CITY WATER AND SEWER FOR OUR PROPERTY.

BEST RECORDS BARRY AN BEVERLY LEVINE. WE HAVE AN E-MAIL FROM RANDY AOU BANKS 6027 NORTHWEST 77TH TERRACE. GOOD AFTERNOON.

FIRST I APPRECIATE EVERYONE WHO DONATES THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO MAKING PARKLAND THE SPECIAL PLACE THAT IT IS AND HOPE AND TRUST THAT EVERYONE INVOLVED DOES SO WITH ONLY THE ENTIRE CITY'S POPULATION'S BEST INTEREST IN MIND. I AM REGISTERED TO SPEAK TOMORROW AT THE COMMISSION MEETING, AS I AM EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH WHAT I HAVE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THE CITY COMMISSION'S PLANS FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.

I SUPPOSE WE CAN ONLY BLAME OURSELVES FOR NOT STANDING UP OVER THE YEARS TO THE COMPLETE ABANDONMENT OF OUR AREA'S ONCE MORE DENSE POPULATION AREAS TO THE WEST WERE DEVELOPED.

DON'T GET ME WRONG, I UNDERSTAND IT, AS THAT'S WHERE THE MONEY IS NOW.

MAKES SENSE IN POLITICS TODAY. YET WE BROUGHT UP OUR ISSUES AND YES, THEY WERE ACKNOWLEDGED OVER THE YEARS, THEN SIMPLY IGNORED. WE WENT ON WITH OUR BUSY LIVES NEVER DREAMING IT WOULD BE MET WITH A DECISION TO TAKE OVER OUR PROPERTY IGNORING THE LEGAL TRANSACTIONS.

I AM TOLD NOW THAT I SHOULD SIMPLY E-MAIL MY THOUGHTS, BUT GIVEN THE PAST LACK OF CONSIDERATION OVER THE YEARS, I DON'T THINK THAT IS IN THE BEST OF OUR INTERESTS.

IF THE VIRUS CONSTRAINTS POSTPONES THIS CRISIS, THEN PLEASE RESCHEDULE AT A TIME WHEN YOU CAN OR ALLOW US TO SPEAK AS THE LAW DICTATES. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR RECEIVING MY E-MAIL. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH YOU AND OTHERS IN PERSON. THIS E-MAIL IS FROM ROBIN QUINTERO, 6502 NORTHWEST 66TH WAY. I AM WRITING TO ADVISE THAT I WANT TO BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING SCHEDULED TOMORROW TO DISCUSS THE ROADS IN PINE TREE ESTATES AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

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IF ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED DUE TO OUR UNFORTUNATE COVID-19 SITUATION, I REQUEST RESCHEDULING THE MEETING WHEN IT IS ALL SAFE FOR RESIDENTS TO SPEAK FOR ATTEND.

AND THE LAST ONE, MY NAME IS LARRY SPRING AND I LIVE AT 5800 NORTHWEST 63RD WAY IN PINE TREE ESTATES. I DO PERSONALLY WANT TO BE PRESENT FOR THE MEETING ABOUT THE ROADS TONIGHT 3/18/2020. THE MEETING HAS TO BE CANCELLED, I DO NOT WANT TO SEND AN E-MAIL RESPONSE. I WANT TO KNOW WHEN THE MEETING WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. JUST TO BE CLEAR, THIS IS NOT A MEETING ABOUT THE ROADS. IT IS NOT ON OUR AGENDA. IT IS NOT ON ANY UPCOMING AGENDA. I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT WAS NOT AN AGENDA ITEM.

NANCY, MAYBE YOU CAN EXPLAIN. A SURVEY WENT OUT. >> THE CITY FELT THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF MISGUIDED INFORMATION ABOUT THE ROADS IN THE PINE TREE AREA.

SO I DRAFTED A LETTER ALONG WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF STAFF AND OUR ATTORNEYS.

WHAT THE INTENT COULD BE. SO WE WENT THROUGH THE FORMALITIES AND QUOTED THE STATUTES AND THERE'S CERTAIN THINGS THAT THE CITY DOES MEET AND QUALIFY FOR.

THE MAIN GOAL IS TRYING TO COME TO A SOLUTION TO FIX THE ROADS IN PINE TREE.

I, MYSELF, HAVE BEEN HERE FOR 13 YEARS AND I CONTINUOUSLY HERE OF ALL OF THE PROBLEMS. SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE LEARNED, AND ESPECIALLY IN OUR RECENT PAST DISCUSSION IS MAKING SURE THAT THE RESIDENTS UNDERSTAND AND HAVE THEIR RIGHT TO VOICE AN OPINION.

AS WE ALL KNOW IN STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SPEAKS WORDS AND DATA SHOWS US WHAT THE RESIDENTS WANT. SO THE WHOLE INTENT OF THIS LETTER WAS TO INFORM YOU ALL OF WHAT THE POTENTIAL PURPOSE COULD BE AND THEN TO GET YOUR OPINION.

THE SECOND PART OF THAT LETTER IS A QUESTIONAIRE. THERE ARE CERTAIN LEVELS OF THE QUESTIONAIRE. THE VERY FIRST QUESTION IS DO NOTHING.

THE CITY DOESN'T TOUCH YOUR ROAD. THAT'S THE FIRST QUESTION.

SO I WILL TELL YOU THAT IF YOU'RE IN OBJECTION TO THAT, THAT'S THE BOX YOU SHOULD CHECK.

FOLD IT UP, PUT IT BACK IN THE SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE AND MAIL IT TO THE CITY.

WE'LL BE GATHERING THAT DATA AND AT STRATEGIC PLANNING WILL BE PRESENTING IT AND DISCUSSING IT WITH COMMISSION. THE COMMISSION THEN WILL TAKE A LOOK AT THAT INFORMATION AND MAKE A DECISION ON HOW TO MOVE FORWARD. THIS HAS NEVER BEEN AN EASY DISCUSSION OR DECISION, BUT WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR RESIDENTS TO ASK EACH AND EVERY HOMEOWNER IN PIE TREE, WHAT DO YOU WANT? WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE?

SO THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THE LETTER. >> OKAY.

I JUST SAY THAT I APPRECIATE ALL THE COMMENTS, THE E-MAILS THAT WERE SENT.

I APPRECIATE EVERYBODY WHO CAME OUT TODAY. I JUST WANTED TO BE CLEAR THAT THIS IS NOT AN AGENDA ITEM. THIS WAS NEVER SET AS SOMETHING WE WERE DISCUSSING TONIGHT.

THIS WAS NEVER SOMETHING THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE VOTING ON TONIGHT.

I JUST WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR, THE CITY HAS SENT OUT A DATA GATHERING SURVEY.

WE IMPLORE EVERYBODY TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY. IT'S NOT ON OUR AAGAIN TKA TONIGHT. ACTUALLY, I THINK, GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN WE GET TO THE CONSENT AGENDA, I'D LIKE TO ADDRESS OUR CALENDAR TO BEGIN WITH, BECAUSE I HAVE A FEELING GIVEN THE SITUATION WE'RE IN, A LOT OF THE PLANNING THAT TOOK PLACE WEEK AND A HALF AGO AND A LOT OF THE SCHEDULING THAT TOOK PLACE WILL BE CHANGING GIVEN THE DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WE'RE IN. SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. OKAY.

NEXT ON THE AGENDA ARE THE COMMENTS BY THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COMMISSION.

US USUALLY, I LET EVERYBODY START, BUT I WILL START.

WE ARE IN A DIFFERENT TIME PERIOD THAN WE WERE AT THE LAST MEETING.

I WANT TO THANK ALL OUR HEALTHCARE PEOPLE, ALL OUR FIRST RESPONDERS AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE THE OPTION TO ISOLATE AT THIS TIME IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AND THAT EVERYONE STAYS HEALTHY. AND I WANT TO THANK OUR CITY STAFF AND OUR CITY MANAGER FOR ALL THE WORK THAT THEY'VE BEEN DOING TO COMMUNICATE TO THE CITY RESIDENTS, TO PREPARE THE CITY AND TO ALSO TAKE PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SAFE IN LIGHT OF THIS COVID-19. ON MARCH 13, 2020, I SIGNED THE

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DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY. SINCE THEN THE GOVERNOR HAS ALSO ISSUED SEVERAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS.

THOSE INCLUDE LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE IN A RESTAURANT, ENCOURAGING TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY, KEEPING PEOPLE AT 50% OCCUPANCY IN THE RESTAURANTS AND SO FORTH.

ADDITIONALLY AT THE GOVERNOR'S PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, WHEN ASKED BY A REPORTER WHERE THE PATIENTS WHO ARE INFECTED WITH COVID-19 LIVE, THE ANSWER THAT WAS GIVEN WAS THAT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WAS ONLY DISCLOSING WHAT COUNTY THE PATIENTS WERE FROM AND HOW MANY PATIENTS. SO I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT.

AT THE GOVERNOR'S PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, IT WAS STATED THAT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS ONLY ANNOUNCING WHICH COUNTIES THE PATIENTS ARE IN. BROWARD COUNTY ANNOUNCED THIS AFTERNOON THAT THE LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSING. THE BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARIES AND ALSO THEY HAVE CLOSED CB SMITH PARK, CANCELLED ALL PROGRAMMING AT THE PARK.

ASIDE FROM THAT, THE BROWARD COUNTY MAYOR ALSO STATED IN TODAY'S PRESS CONFERENCE THAT ALL OTHER DECISION MAKING IS PRETTY MUCH UP TO THE STATE AND THE CITIES, STATING THAT THE COUNTY DOES NOT HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL AUTHORITY WITH CLOSING OF RESTAURANTS, CLOSING OF PARKS OR ANYTHING OF THAT MANNER. THIS IN TURN HAS LED TO THE CITY MANAGERS, NANCY MORANDO, AND THE CITY MAYORS TO BE IN CONTACT TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP AND COORDINATION NECESSARY TO GET THROUGH THIS SITUATION. AND THAT HAS MAINLY BEEN, I KNOW THE PUBLIC WORKS PEOPLE AND THE PARKS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH ALL THE OTHER PUBLIC WORKS AND PUBLIC PARKS PEOPLE IN THE OTHER CITIES, OUR CITY MANAGER HAS BEEN ON REGULAR EOC CONFERENCE CALLS IN ADDITION TO REGULAR CITY MANAGER CALLS FROM AROUND THE COUNTY.

I HAVE BEEN ON CITY MAYOR CALLS FROM AROUND THE COUNTY, ANYTHING THAT I HAVE LEARNED I HAVE SHARED WITH OUR CITY MANAGER AND SHE HAS DONE WITH THAT WHATEVER SHE FELT WAS RIGHT.

THERE'S A LOT OF, WHILE WE HAVE CANCELLED EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES, THERE HAVE BEEN TONS OF PHONE CALLS, TONS OF INFORMATION GATHERING. IT'S IMPORTANT AS A COUNTY AND VARIOUS CITIES THAT WE ALL COME OUT WITH A VERY SIMILAR MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC.

ADDITIONALLY, WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE EXPERT GUIDELINES, WHICH INCLUDE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

WE ASK EVERYBODY TO STAY HOME IF YOU CAN, SELF-QUARANTINE IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, WASH HANDS REGULARLY, AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE. ALL OF THIS IS DONE IN AN ATTEMPT TO, QUOTE UNQUOTE, FLATTEN THE CURVE. MEANING, WE WANT TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS SO THAT OUR HOSPITAL SYSTEMS DON'T BECOME OVERWHELMED, AS HAS BEEN THE CASE IN OTHER COUNTRIES. IF ANYONE HAS QUESTIONS ON THE CORONAVIRUS IN BROWARD COUNTY CALL THE HOT LINE AT 954-412-7300 OR THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN BROWARD COUNTY 954-734-3046. TO DATE IN THE CITY OF PARKLAND, I BELIEVE WE CLOSED THE PREC, THE LIBRARY AND ALL THE PLAYGROUNDS AS OF NOONTIME TODAY.

AND THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL CLOSINGS THAT I'M GOING TO ASK THE CITY MANAGER, IN HER COMMENTS, TO DISCUSS. ON MONDAY, THE PRESIDENT PUBLISHED A NEW SET OF DIRECTIVES CALLED 15 DAYS TO SLOW THE SPREAD. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DIRECTIVES, IT STATES, IT SAYS THAT IN STATES WITH EVIDENCE OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION, BARS, RESTAURANTS, FOOD COURTS, OTHER INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VENUES WHERE GROUPS OF PEOPLE CONGREGATE SHOULD BE CLOSED. I BRING THAT UP BECAUSE THE GOVERNOR TODAY MENTIONED THAT WE NOW HAVE COMMUNITY SPREAD IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. AND IN BROWARD COUNTY.

THIS WILL BE A VERY DIFFICULT TIME FOR MANY PEOPLE. MANY ARE SCARED BECAUSE THEY ARE AT RISK OR THEIR LOVED ONES ARE AT RISK. MANY ARE AND WILL BE LOSING THEIR JOBS. OTHERS WILL LOSE THEIR BUSINESSES AND OTHERS WILL BE KWAR RAN TEED FROM THEIR FAMILY WHILE THIS IS OVER AND THEY TAKE CARE OF THE SICK AND IN HOSPITALS. THIS WILL NOT BE AN EASY ROAD. BUT IT IS ONE WE NEED TO ADDRESS HEAD ON AND WORK THROUGH. WE ARE ASKING EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC TO TAKE ALL THE EXPERT MEDICAL WARNINGS SERIOUSLY AND TO MAKE A BEST EFFORT TO STAY HOME AND PRACTICE THE BEST GUIDANCE THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN. WE ALL HAVE A PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY NOT ONLY TO OUR OWN FAMILIES, BUT TO OUR NEIGHBORS AND OUR COMMUNITY.

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ADDITIONALLY, THIS IS ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN, THIS IS WHA I DID WHEN THE THIRD GRADERS CAME TO CITY HALL FOR GOVERNMENT DAY. THE TYPE OF GOVERNMENT WE HAVE HERE IN THE CITY OF PARKLAND AS IS THE TYPE OF GOVERNMENT THAT MOST CITIES HAVE IN BROWARD COUNTY. WE HAVE A COMMISSION MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT.

SO THE MEMBERS OF THIS COMMISSION MAKE POLICY DECISIONS.

WHAT ENDS UP BEING AN ORDINANCE. OUR CITY MANAGER MAKES ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS.

THAT INCLUDES THE CLOSING OF THE PLAYGROUNDS. THESE ARE ALL DECISIONS THAT SHOW MAKES. THE FIVE OF US, COMMISSIONER KAGAN WAS KIND ENOUGH TO CALL IN SO WE COULD SEPARATE ENOUGH. THE FIVE OF US ARE BOUND BY THE SUNSHINE LAW AND, THEREFORE, WE CAN'T HAVE DISCUSSIONS THAT ARE OUTSIDE THE PUBLIC. I JUST MAKE THAT BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND HOW THE CITY GOVERNMENT WORKS.

I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT WHEN I'M GETTING E-MAILS AND FORWARDING THEM TO OUR CITY MANAGER, IT IS BECAUSE SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE LAW.

THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS FOR NOW. VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I WILL BE VERY BRIEF. I WAS GOING TO KIND OF ECHO THE SAME COMMENTS AS THE MAYOR.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP, AS WELL AS ALL OF US UP HERE, AS WELL AS COMMISSONER KAGAN. JUST BRIEFLY WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT THIS IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE. THAT'S WHAT IT IS. SO THE GUIDANCE THAT WE GET FROM THE EXPERTS AND WE SHARE TO OUR RESIDENTS IS THAT WE'RE NOT EXPERTS UP HERE.

WE'RE JUST FOLLOWING THE GUIDANCE AND PASSING IT ON. IT'S NOT A MATTER OF WHETHER I AGREE OR DISAGREE. IT'S THAT THESE ARE THE EXPERTS. AND THIS IS WHO IS LEADING AND HOPEFULLY RESIDENTS WILL FOLLOW. ADDITIONALLY, I WANT TO SAY THAT RELATIONSHIPS ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN THIS AND WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE JARED MOSKOWICZ, WHO IS A FORMER COMMISSIONER, AS THE DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. SO THERE ARE A COUPLE TIMES THAT I WAS ABLE TO TEXT JARED.

HE DID GET BACK TO ME. I WANT THE RESIDENTS TO KNOW THAT JARED NOT ONLY IS WORKING IN TALLAHASSEE FOR THE STATE, BUT ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT THE RESIDENTS IN PARKLAND.

I JUST WANT TO WELCOME ALLISON. THIS IS HER FIRST TIME UP HERE, SO WELCOME.

THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS. >> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER WALKER?

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR AND VICE MAYOR. I JUST WANT TO REITERATE WHAT YOU SAID, MAYOR, ABOUT THE COVID-19. WE'RE JUST GIVEN INFORMATION OUT TO OUR RESIDENTS AS BEST WE CAN. BUT I ALSO WANT TO REITERATE IF WE'RE NOT ABLE, LIKE WHAT THE MAYOR SAID, IF WE'RE NOT ABLE TO ISOLATE AT HOME AND WE DO HAVE TO GO OUT FOR WORK OR FOR SUPPLIES, THAT WE USE BEST PRACTICES, SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASHING OUR HANDS.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY THAT WE STAY CALM AND USE COMMONSENSE. YOU'RE STARTING TO HEAR STORIES, PEOPLE AT THE STORES AND WHEREVER THEY'RE OUT AND ABOUT. EVERYBODY IS GOING THROUGH THIS STRESSFUL TIME TOGETHER SO IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE STAY CALM FOR OURSELVES, FOR OUR CHILDREN, FOR OUR NEIGHBORS. THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS JUST COMMONSENSE AND TO STAY CALM. IF WE CONTINUE TO DO THAT, WE'LL EVENTUALLY GET THROUGH EVERYTHING AS BEST WE CAN AND, YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT WELL.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE. >> COMMISSIONER CUTLER? >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I WANT TO REITERATE WHAT THE MAYOR AND MY FELLOW COMMISSIONERS HAVE SAID.

BUT I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ALONG THE LINES OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN DEALING WITH, NOT JUST NOW, BUT IN THE PAST. WE'VE GONE THROUGH A LOT AS A CITY.

OUR CITIZENS, OUR SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES HAVE GONE THROUGH MULTIPLE DIFFERENT TRAUMATIC EVENTS FROM FLOODS AND HURRICANES, MARCHES AND SHOOTINGS.

AND NOW WE'RE FACED WITH A CRISIS THAT IS A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC THAT IS REQUIRING OF ALL OF US TO EXERCISE PATIENCE AND CARE. AND I KNOW THAT AS A COMMUNITY, ONCE AGAIN IF WE, AS YOUR LEADERS CALL UPON YOU TO DO THE RIGHT THING, THAT YOU WILL DO THAT. YOU'VE DEMONSTRATED THAT MULTIPLE TIMES IN THE PAST.

I KNOW THAT IN YOUR HEARTS, JUST LIKE IN OUR HEARTS, THAT YOU REALLY LOVE AND CARE FOR YOUR

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COMMUNITY. SO IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE FOLLOW THE RESTRICTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN IMPOSED BY OUR EXPERTS AND WE MOVE FORWARD AS BEST WE CAN UNDERSTANDING THAT MANY OF THE BUSINESSES THAT THE MAYOR SAID ARE GOING TO BE STRUGGLING INTO THE FUTURE AND THERE ARE ALTERNATIVE WAYS THAT WE CAN HELP TO SUPPORT THEM, THE LOCAL BUSINESSES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND WE WILL TOGETHER GET THROUGH THIS. SO I'M LOOKING TO YOU ONE AGAIN TO ASSIST US IN MAINTAINING OUR COMMUNITY IN A WAY THAT HELPS TO KEEP ALL OF US SAFE AND HEALTHY.

AND WE WILL ALL DO THE BEST WE CAN AND GET THROUGH THIS. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER KAGAN?

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IS THAT THE INVESTMENT WE'RE MAKING NOW IN STOPPING THE SPREAD IS GOING TO SHORTEN THE EXTENT OF THIS VIRUS. SO IT'S JUST REALLY IMPORTANT. I SUGGEST TO EVERYBODY, WE HAVE A CITY E-MAIL BLAST THAT GOES OUT. YOU CAN GET THAT AT WWW.CITY OF PARKLAND.ORG SLASH NOTIFY ME. IT'S IMPORTANT THE RESIDENTS STAY INFORMED AND MAKE THEIR BEST EFFORT. IT WILL BE AN INCONVENIENCE. I GOT A E-MAIL THAT MY SON'S GRADUATION AT GEORGETOWN IS THANKFUL. DO YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M JUST THANKFUL THAT MY BOY IS HOME WITH ME AND I CAN SPEND SOME EXTRA TIME WITH HIM BEFORE HE MOVES AWAY FOR HIS JOB. I THINK IT IS INCUMBENT UPON ALL OF US TO BE AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT RESILIENCE IS. RESILIENCE ISN'T THAT YOU DON'T GET DISAPPOINTED.

RESILIENCE ISN'T THAT THERE AREN'T TOUGH TIMES AND UNKNOWNS. RESILIENCE IS CHOOSING TO LOOK AT THE POSITIVES, CHOOSING TO LOOK AT WHAT YOU CAN DO AND CHOOSING TO KEEP YOUR CHIN UP AND KNOW THAT NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO GET THROUGH IT.

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AND WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE AN APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA. I WOULD JUST PERSONALLY HAVE ONE REQUEST. IF WE COULD TAKE THE AMENDED COMMISSION CALENDAR OFF THE CONSENT AGENDA TO DISCUSS THAT. THAT WOULD BE MY AMENDMENT TO THE AGENDA.

IF I COULD HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THAT. >> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> I HAVE A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER WALKER. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER KAGAN.

ALL IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ANYONE OPPOSED? PLEASE SHOW THAT IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. WITH THAT, SWRE THE CONSENT

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AGENDA WITH ITEM 7AB AND C. IF ANYBODY FROM THE PUBLIC WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON OUR CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS PLEASE COME FORWARD. SEEING NO ONE FROM THE PUBLIC,

CLOSING TO THE PUBLIC AND OPENING TO THE COMMISSION. >> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND. >> I HAVE A MOTION BY VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN, SECOND BY

COMMISSIONER CUTLER. ALL IN FAVOR. >> ROLL CALL, PLEASE.

>> COMMISSIONER WALKER. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER CUTLER.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER KAGAN. >> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN. >> YES. MAYOR HUNSCHOFSKY.

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>> YES. >> IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. >> NEXT IS ORDINANCE NUMBER 2020006 DOG PARK REGULATION. ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND FLORIDA AMENDING CITY CODE ARTICLE 7, SECTION 11-79 RELATING TO THE DOG PARK REGULATIONS PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION, PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE CONTAINING A SEVERABILITY CAUSE

AND EFFECTIVE DATE. >> THIS IS OUR SECOND READING. WE HAD OUR FIRST READING.

IT PASSED UNANIMOUSLY. WE HAD PLENTY OF PUBLIC INPUT. WE HAD PUBLIC INPUT PRIOR TO OUR FIRST MEETING. WE HAD PLENTY OF PUBLIC INPUT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS ORDINANCE. LOTS OF PUBLIC INPUT AT THE LAST MEETING.

IT WAS ALL VERY POSITIVE ABOUT THE CHANGES THAT WERE MADE. SO WE HAVE IT NOW HERE ON SECOND READING. DOES ANYBODY FROM THE PUBLIC LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS AGENDA ITEM, PLEASE COME FORWARD? SEEING NO ONE FROM THE PUBLIC, I'M CLOSING TO THE PUBLIC AND

OPENING TO THE COMMISSION. >> MOTION TO APPROVE. >> SECOND.

>> I HAVE A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER WALKER, SECOND BY SREUBS MAYOR MAYERSOHN.

ROLL CALL, PLEASE. >> COMMISSIONER WALKER. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER CUTLER. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER KAGAN.

>> YES. >> VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN. >> YES.

>> MAYOR HUNSCHOFSKY. NEXT IS ITEM 8B. >> PINE TRAILS PARK ARTIFICIAL REPLACEMENT. RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE PIGGY BACK OF SOURCEWELL, EZIOC, FL-SEA-GCO2-041019-SCD IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,039,602.30 PROVIDING FOR EXECUTION BY THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIAL PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

I WILL BE TURNING THIS OVER TO BILL EVANS. >> GOOD EVENING MAYOR,

COMMISSION. >> GOOD EVENING. >> OUR FIELD ONE AND TWO AT PINE TRAILS PARK HAVE EXCEEDED THEIR USEFUL LIFE. THEY'RE OVER TEN YEARS OLD.

IF YOU'VE BEEN OUT THERE, IT'S REQUIRED A LOT OF EFFORT ON OUR PART TO PATCH AND KEEP THEM GOING. COMMISSIONER WALKER, I KNOW YOU'VE SEEN IT QUITE A FEW TIMES. IN MY HUMBLE OPINION, IT'S BECOME A SAFETY HAZARD AND IT'S TIME TO REPLACE THEM. THE PLAN, THE PRICING CAME BACK HIGHER THAN WHAT WE ORIGINALLY

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ANTICIPATED BECAUSE BEFORE ALL THIS HAPPENED, THE ECONOMY WAS GOOD AND THE CONSTRUCTION MARKET WAS STRONG AND PRICING WAS PRETTY HIGH. TIME TO DO IT.

I'M HERE BEFORE YOU TO RECOMMEND THAT YOU APPROVE THIS SO WE CAN MOVE FORWARD.

>> THANK YOU, BILL. I JUST WANT TO, WOULD SOMEBODY GIVE A CLARIFICATION ON THE PIGGY BACK PROCESS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC SO THAT THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS

PROCESS IS? THANK YOU, ANTHONY. >> THANK YOU.

WE LOOKED AT DIFFERENT OPTIONS. USING A TERM PIGGY BACK. THERE'S A CONTRACT.

WE COMPARE WITH DIFFERENT FORCES, PROJECTS THAT WERE COMPLETED IN THE AREA.

WE FOUND THE PRICE CAME BACK VERY COMPETITIVE. SO WHAT WE USE HERE IS THE EZIQC. IT WAS DONE NATIONWIDE, BUT ADVERTISED LOCALLY AND AWARDED BY LOCAL VENDORS, AWARDED TO LOCAL VENDORS. WE HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH THEM IN THE PAST. THE PRICE CAME BACK COMPARABLE TO THE OTHERS.

IT'S GOING TO GET US THE JOB DONE. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WITH THAT I'D LIKE TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, IF ANYBODY FROM THE PUBLIC WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS AAGAIN TKA ITEM. SEEING NO ONE FROM THE PUBLIC, I'M CLOSING TO THE PUBLIC AND

OPENING TO THE COMMISSION. COMMISSIONER CUTLER? >> JUST HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

BILL, WHAT'S THE TIME FRAME ON THE COMPLETION OF THAT ONCE THE PROJECT IS ACCEPTED?

>> SO, OUR TIMEFRAME TO GET IT COMPLETED IS IN JUNE. WE DON'T HAVE ANY LEAGUE PLAY RIGHT NOW FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. WE'LL KIND OF NEED TO TAKE THE TEMPERATURE OF THAT.

PRIOR TO THIS ALL HAPPENING THE COVID-19 STUFF, WE WERE PLANNING ON DOING IT THE SECOND WEEK OF JUNE AND HAVING IT COMPLETED BY THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST. NOW, IF WE'RE GOING TO BE CLOSED AN EXTENDED TIME. I'M NOT SAYING WE'RE DOING THAT. WE NEED TO TAKE THE TEMPERATURE ON THAT AND FEEL IT OUT. MAYBE WE CAN SNEAK IT IN -- NOT SNEAK IT IN.

WE CAN FIT IT IN WHILE THE FIELD AND THE PARK HAS LIMITED USAGE RIGHT NOW.

WE'LL LOOK AT THAT. >> THE ONLY CONCERN I WOULD HAVE IS THAT I WOULD WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE FOLLOWING WHATEVER THE PUBLIC HEALTH SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE.

>> ABSOLUTELY. >> I WOULDN'T WANT PEOPLE OUT AND ABOUT IN CONTACT WITH ONE ANOTHER WITHIN LESS THAN SIX FEET OF ONE ANOTHER WHEN WE'RE ALL TRYING TO FOLLOW BEST

PRACTICES. >> ABSOLUTELY. WE WOULDN'T ADVOCATE FOR THAT,

NOR WOULD WE ASK THEM. >> AS MUCH AS I KNOW THE FIELDS ARE NEEDED, PUBLIC HEALTH AND

SAFETY NUMBER ONE. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN.

>> BILL, IF YOU CAN EXPLAIN, 'CAUSE I KNOW INITIALLY WE'RE ASKING FOR 2.25 HEIGHT AND THEY'RE GIVING US 2.35 HEIGHT WHICH IS A BETTER QUALITY FOR, I GUESS, SAME PRICE.

>> RIGHT. SO, OUR ORIGINAL REQUEST WAS FOR PER HEIGHT 2.25CENTIMETERS.

WE WERE QUOTED A PRICE THROUGH THIS JOB ORDER CONTRACTING AND THEIR PRICING INDEX FOR 2.35 AT THE, AND I DON'T WANT TO CONFUSE EVERYBODY, BUT THERE IS A GSA CONTRACT OUT THERE WHICH IS SEPARATE FROM THIS, THAT IS ANOTHER AVENUE. THE GSA CONTRACT WAS BASICALLY THE SAME PRICE. THEY QUOTED A PRICE THAT WAS COMPARABLE TO THE 2.25.

SO WE'RE GETTING THE 2.25, OR THE 2.35 AT THE 2.25 PRICE. WE LIKE THAT BECAUSE THE TURF'S A LITTLE HIGHER, GONNA LAST A LITTLE LONGER. GIVES YOU A LITTLE MORE CUSHION WHEN YOU RUN. WE THINK WE'RE GETTING A LITTLE MORE FOR WHAT WE'RE PAYING FOR.

I THINK IT'S GOING TO LAST LONGER AND WILL GIVE US A LITTLE MORE CUSHION WHEN OUR ATHLETES

AND PATRONS ARE OUT THERE. >> THANK YOU. DO I HAVE A MOTION?

>> MOTION TO APPROVE. >> SECOND. >> MOTION BY COMMISSIONER

WALKER, SECOND BY MAYERSOHN. ROLL CALL. >> COMMISSIONER WALKER.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER CUTLER. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER KAGAN. >> YES. >> VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN.

>> YES. >> MAYOR HUNSCHOFSKY? >> YES.

>> 2020015 A RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS RELATIVE TO COVID-19. RESOLUTION OF CITY COMMISSION CITY OF PARKLAND FLORIDA

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EXTENDING THE STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY ORDERED BY THE MAYOR MARCH 15, 2020 RELATED TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC PROVIDING FOR EXECUTION PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

>> SO WHEN THE INITIAL DECLARATION GETS SIGNED, IT'S ONLY GOOD FOR SEVEN DAYS.

IT TAKES THE COMMISSION VOTING TO EXTEND IT FOR ANOTHER 30 DAYS.

THIS GIVES CITY ADMINISTRATION THE LEEWAY THEY NEED. ALSO CLEARS UP SOME THINGS ABOUT HOW QUICKLY WE CAN HAVE AN EMERGENCY MEETING. I THINK THIS IS A GREAT THING FOR US TO DO AND IT HAS BEEN RECOMMENDED BY OUR CITY ATTORNEY.

RIGHT, ANDY? YES. YES.

AND WITH THAT I WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. IF ANYBODY FROM THE PUBLIC WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS AGENDA ITEM? SEEING NO ONE FROM THE PUBLIC,

I'M CLOSING TO THE PUBLIC AND OPENING TO THE COMMISSION. >> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION BY COMMISSIONER CUTLER, SECOND BY WALKER.

ROLL CALL, PLEASE. >> COMMISSIONER WALKER. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER CUTLER. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER KAGAN.

>> YES. >> VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN. >> YES.

>> MAYOR HUNSCHOFSKY. >> YES. PLEASE SHOW THAT IT PASSES A

UNANI UNANIMOUSLY. >> 2020016 A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE AT CITY COMMISSION MEETINGS.

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND FLORIDA ALLOWING THE CITY MANAGER TO MAKE PROVISIONS FOR CITY COMMISSIONERS DURING PERIODS OF DECLARED PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICT IMPLEMENTATION AN AN EFFECTIVE

DATE. >> ANDY? >> MICROPHONE.

>> IT WOULD PROVIDE, AS YOU KNOW, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS ISSUED THAT A PHYSICAL QUORUM TO BE PRESENT IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE SUNSHINE LAW. THIS COULD POSE A PROBLEM.

THERE ARE ALSO OTHER ISSUES WITH PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. WE HAVE BEEN IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE. AT THIS POINT THEY HAVE NOT ISSUED ANY FURTHER GUIDANCE. HOWEVER, WE NEED TO MAKE UP EVERYONE'S MIND.

THERE'S NOTHING IN THE SUNSHINE LAW THAT INDICATES THAT A QUROM BE PRESENT.

OBVIOUSLY WE ALL FOLLOW THAT RULE. WE FOLLOW THAT RULE IN OUR PROCEDURES. THERE'S NO REASON NOT TO. HOWEVER, THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER 20-52 DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY IS VERY BROAD WITH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT RESTRICTIONS AND REGULATIONS. IN A GENERAL FASHION. I SAY SUNSHINE LAW, WE UNDERSTAND THAT. WE USE THE LAW. WE FEEL THE BETTER VIEW IS THAT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE HEALTH SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC TO CARRY OUT THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE GOVERNMENT AND DEALING WITH AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE THAT WE WOUD NOT BE VIOLATING THE SUNSHINE LAW IF WE HELD A MEETING WITHOUT A PHYSICAL QUORUM PRESENT, EITHER BY PHONE OR PHYSICALLY AND PROVIDED THERE WAS PROPER NOTICE. MEETING IS LIVE STREAMED SO THE PUBLIC CAN SEE IT. MINUTES ARE TAKEN. SOME MEANS ARE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE PUBLIC TO PROVIDE COMMENTS. WE HAVE TALKED TO YOUR I.T.

DEPARTMENT. WE FEEL THAT WE COULD DO THAT IF IT WAS REQUIRED.

OUR FEELING IS THAT THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE WILL ALLOW IT. A NUMBER OF THE CITIES HAVE ADOPTED IT. A NUMBER OF THE CITIES THAT WE REPRESENT HAVE DONE THAT.

AGAIN IT WOULD NOT BE USED TO GO AND ADOPT A WHOLE BUNCH OF ORDINANCES.

>> IT'S JUST FOR EMERGENCY ISSUES. >> WE DON'T KNOW WHAT PARTICULAR ORDERS ARE COMING DOWN. WE NEVER THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT THIS.

SO WE'RE TRYING TO GIVE YOU THAT ABILITY SHOULD YOU NEED IT. WE'RE NOT SAYING YOU HAVE TO

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT AT ALL. >> THANK YOU. WITH THAT, I WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, IF ANYBODY FROM THE PUBLIC WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS AAGAIN TKA ITEM.

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SEEING NO ONE FROM THE PUBLIC, I'M OPENING TO THE COMMISSION. >> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> MICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN. WAIT. VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN FIRST.

>> SO THIS GIVES THE CITY MANAGER THE AUTHORIZATION TO CALL AN EMERGENCY MEETING OR DOES IT GIVE US THE AU AUTHORIZATION TO CALL AN EMERGENCY MEETING?

>> THE CALLING OF THE EMERGENCY MEETING IS SIMILAR TO A REGULAR MEETING, ANDY.

WE HAVE THAT THROUGH THE EMERGENCY DECLARATION. THIS IS JUST SAYING THREE PEOPLE

DON'T HAVE TO BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT. >> MAYOR COULD EXERCISE HER AUTHORITY TO CALL THE MEETING AND REQUEST THAT IT BE DONE A PARTICULAR WAY.

WE COULD ADOPT A RESOLUTION. >> THAT'S PART OF OUR PROCEDURES ANYWAY.

>> YEAH. >> RIGHT. >> I'M JUST OF THE OPINION THAT I BELIEVE THAT THE GOVERNOR AS THE GOVERNOR IN ILLINOIS WILL GO FORWARD AND DISBAND AT LEAST TEMPORARILY SUNSHINE LAW TO CONDUCT MEETINGS. I DON'T WANT TO USE IT UNLESS WE

HAVE TO. >> YEAH. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY WANTS TO USE IT. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY WANTS TO BE IN A SITUATION WHERE WE WOULD HAVE TO USE IT. THE ONLY WAY WE WOULD HAVE TO USE IT IS IF WE'RE ALL NOT ALLOWED OUT OF OUR HOMES AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION DECIDED.

SO THIS IS JUST TO HAVE SOMETHING IN CASE -- SOMETHING THAT WE COULD NEVER IMAGINE, JUST LIKE WE COULDN'T IMAGINE WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH TODAY WERE TO COME FORWARD.

JUST A TOOL TO HAVE IN THE TOOL BOX IN THE WORST CASE SCENARIO TO BE ABLE TO PULL IF WE NEED IT. I PERSONALLY DON'T WANT TO USE IT BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BE LOCKED UP IN MY HOME AND NOT BE ABLE TO COME TO THESE WONDERFUL COMMISSION MEETINGS.

IT'S ONLY FOR EMERGENCY ITEMS NOT DAY TO DAY ITEMS. >> IN THE UNTHINKABLE SITUATION

WHERE MORE THAN A FEW MEMBERS MAY NOT BE HERE. >> HOSPITALIZED.

>> OR SELF-QUARANTINED. YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO TELL THE PUBLIC WE CAN CONDUCT THE CITY'S

BUSINESS. >> AS WE SAW DURING, WHAT WAS IT HURRICANE IRMA?

WHERE WE HAD TO HAVE THE EMERGENCY MEETING. >> THERE WERE THREE.

>> WAS IT IRMA? I CAN'T EVEN REMEMBER HOW MANY HURRICANES.

REMEMBER WHERE WE HAD MORE EMERGENCY MEETINGS JUST TO MAKE SURE WE WERE GETTING THE DEBRIS

PICKED UP. >> RIGHT. >> SO IT WOULD ONLY BE SOMETHING THAT'S AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, THAT IF WE DON'T VOTE ON IT, IT CAN'T HAPPEN FOR THE HEALTH AND

SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY. OKAY. >> YEP.

>> COMMISSIONER KAGAN? JUST ABOUT THAT WE MAY NOT HAVE AN IN PERSON QUORUM.

>> WE HAVE ALWAYS ALLOWED MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION TO PHONE IN, AS YOU ARE DOING THIS EVENING. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT.

THIS IS ONLY IN CASE WE NEED TO HAVE AN EMERGENCY MEETING AND WE CAN'T GET A PHYSICAL QUORUM, THAT WE HAVE THIS AS AN OPTION.

THE PHONE, TECHNICALLY.

EMERGENCY BUSINESS. NOT REGULAR BUSINESS. >> THEY ARE RUNNING A TEST ON FRIDAY TO HAVE IT AVAILABLE ON VIDEO AND THEN THE PUBLIC COULD BE SIMULTANEOUSLY BE PROVIDING

COMMENTS. >> WE JUST HOPE WE DON'T HAVE TO DO IT.

>> YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU CAN GOVERN. >> YEAH, SHOULD THINGS GET WORSE. OKAY. DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, COMMISSIONER KAGAN? OKAY. DO I HAVE A MOTION?

>> ALREADY MADE. >> COMMISSIONER CUTLER. I HAVE A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER

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CUTLER. DO I HAVE A SECOND? >> SECOND.

>> COMMISSIONER WALKER. ROLL CALL. >> COMMISSIONER WALKER.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER CUTLER. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER KAGAN. >> YES. >> VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN.

>> YES. >> MAYOR HUNSCHOFSKY. >> YES, PLEASE SHOW THAT IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. 8E THE UPCOMING COMMISSION CALENDAR THAT I PULLED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA. I WANTED TO PULL IT BECAUSE IF YOU SEE WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON WITH THE OTHER CITY, IF YOU SEE WHAT'S GOING ON WITH BROWARD SCHOOLS, WE'RE KIND OF IN A BAD SITUATION FOR DOING REGULAR BUSINESS. I DON'T MEAN DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS, BUT ANYTHING MUCH BEYOND DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS, GIVEN THE FACT THAT WE'RE TRYING TO SCHEDULE SO THAT WE HAVE THE MINIMAL AMOUNT OF NECESSARY STAFF IN THE BUILDING, AS MANY PEOPLE WORKING, TELE WORKING OR WHATEVER THE TERMINOLOGY IS TODAY.

AND IT'S REALLY NOT GOOD TO BE HAVING THESE MEETINGS WHERE THE PUBLIC HAS TO COME OUT IF THEY WANT TO SAY SOMETHING. SO I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST CONSIDERING SCHOOLS ARE NOT BACK UNTIL THE EARLIEST, APRIL 15TH, THAT WE ACTUALLY CANCEL OUR MEETINGS FOR NOW, THE APRIL 1ST MEETING, THE STRATEGIC PLANNING. WHILE I AM THE BIGGEST STRATEGIC PLANNING FAN, I THINK WE ARE NOW IN A DIFFERENT SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN ENFORCE THE PUBLIC SAFETY GUIDANCE THAT WE'VE BEEN GIVEN AND HOLD THESE MEETINGS. AND SO I WOULD LIKE TO -- MY SUGGESTION WOULD BE TO CANCEL THE APRIL 1, APRIL 5 AND THE APRIL 6 MEETINGS.

MAYBE GO TO THE APRIL 15TH. WE CAN LEAVE THAT FOR NOW MAYBE AND MAKE THAT DECISION AT ANOTHER TIME, IF PEOPLE FEEL THAT'S GOING TOO FAR. I JUST THINK GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, OUR NUMBER ONE CONCERN NEEDS TO BE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NECESSARY OPERATIONS CAN CONTINUE TO FUNCTION IN THE CITY AND THAT WE'RE KEEPING EVERYONE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE. JUST MY THOUGHTS. COMMISSIONER WALKER.

>> I DON'T DISAGREE AT ALL WITH WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. I'M JUST CURIOUS AND JUST SPEAKING OUT LOUD IF WE WOULD WANT TO CONSIDER MAYBE A WORK SHOP JUST TO KIND OF GET A GAUGE OF WHERE WE'RE AT. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ANYTHING WE WOULD HAVE TO DISCUSS AS A COMMISSION TO HANDLE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING. BECAUSE OF THE SUNSHINE, IT'S HARD FOR US TO HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS. I DON'T KNOW IF WE'LL NEED AN OPPORTUNITY BETWEEN NOW AND THEN, OR WANT AN OPPORTUNITY BETWEEN NOW AND THEN TO KIND OF HAVE A DISCUSSION. THAT'S MY ONLY COMMENT ON THAT. I CERTAINLY AGREE 100% WITH WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. AGAIN, THAT'S MY ONLY COMMENT, JUST IN REFERENCE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES IF THERE'S SOMETHING WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT.

>> ANYBODY ELSE? VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN? >> I GO BACK AND LOOKING AT THE SCHEDULE. WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING BETWEEN APRIL 15 AND MAY 20.

I DON'T REMEMBER THE REASON WHY BUT I'M SURE THAT SOMEWHERE ALONG THAT WAY WE CAN INCLUDE OR WHATEVER THE PROCEDURE WOULD BE TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL MEETINGS THAT WERE MISSED TO GET THROUGH WORK. I'M COMFORTABLE WITH, WHEN I SAY CANCELING MEETINGS THROUGH APRIL 15TH. I THINK JUST A MATTER OF EXPECTING STAFF TO HAVE AN AGENDA, TO PUT THINGS THROUGH. WE KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT WILL BE POSTPONED ANYWAY.

I JUST THINK IT GIVES STAFF MORE TIME TO FOCUS ON WHAT THEY NEED TO, THAT THE RESIDENTS ARE SAFE, THAT WE'RE FOLLOWING PROTOCOL AND DOING THOSE THING. WE ALWAYS GET UPDATES FROM NANCY. WE CAN ALWAYS CALL NANCY AT ANY TIME TO GET AN UPDATE.

I THINK A LOT OF STUFF THAT, AGAIN, IF WE WOULD NEED TO DISCUSS SOMETHING, THAT WE WOULD

NEED TO VOTE ON. >> WE CAN ALWAYS HAVE AN EMERGENCY MEETING.

I MEAN A REGULAR EMERGENCY MEETING. >> IF YOU CANCEL THROUGH THE 15TH, I WOULD CANCEL THE 15TH, WHATEVER. THE MAYOR ALWAYS HAS THE AUTHORITY TO CALL AND SAY, LOOK, WE NEED TO DEAL WITH SOMETHING. ALL THE MAYOR HAS TO DO IS ASK TO CALL A SESSION AND IT CAN BE DONE AT ANY TIME. WE DO HAVE THAT FLEXIBILITY.

IF YOU CANCEL MEETINGS IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T HAVE A MEETING.

>> I'M GOOD THROUGH APRIL 15TH. JUST TO BE SAFE. THEN NECESSARILY COME BACK

SAYING LET'S CANCEL THE 15TH. >> OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. IF ANYBODY FROM THE PUBLIC WOULD

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LIKE -- COMMISSIONER KAGAN? 72 HOURS. 72 HOURS NOTICE.

IT'S THE SAME PROCEDURE THAT WE VOTED ON ONE OR TWO YEARS AGO. THE MAYOR, TWO MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION OR THE CITY MANAGER.

YES. ANDY, DO YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WAIVING THE 72 HOURS? HE'S NEVER FELT VERY COMFORTABLE. NOT EVEN UNDER THE HURRICANE CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE WE WANTED TO REMOVE THE DEBRIS. BECAUSE THE IDEA IS IF WE HAVE A MEETING, YOU WANT THE PUBLIC TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND. THAT'S THE REASONING BEHIND THE 72 HOURS. BUT NOT JUST TO DISCUSS SOMETHING.

IT WOULD HAVE TO BE AN ACTUAL EMERGENCY. >> I THINK WE SHOULD COUNT ON 72

HOURS. >> DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, COMMISSIONER KAGAN? THESE VIRTUAL THINGS ARE ONLY EMERGENCY ITEMS. THESE ARE NOT WORKSHOPS FOR THE

SAKE OF HAVING A WORKSHOP. >> WE'RE REALLY ONLY CANCELING ONE MEETING, RIGHT?

>> RIGHT. AND STRATEGIC PLANNING. >> AND STRATEGIC PLANNING,

RIGHT. >> UP TO THE 15TH. THEN WE CAN RECONSIDER THE 15TH.

WE CAN HAVE AN EMERGENCY MEETING TO RECONSIDER WHETHER WE WANT TO HAVE THE MEETING ON THE 15TH.

>> TECHNICALLY WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A MEETING BEFORE THE 18TH OF APRIL, RIGHT, TO EXTEND IT?

>> RIGHT. WE'D HAVE TO HAVE A NEW EMERGENCY DECLARATION.

WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A MEETING TO HAVE A NEW EMERGENCY DECLARATION.

>> WE'RE REALLY ONLY CANCELING ONE MEETING. >> WE'RE CANCELING ONE MEETING AND THE STRATEGIC PLANNING, UNLESS WE WOULD LIKE TO RESCHEDULE IT.

I'M GOING TO LEAVE THAT TO THE DISCRETION OF OUR CITY MANAGER BECAUSE SHE KNOWS WHAT KIND OF TIME FRAME THE STAFF NEEDS. WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH WORK SRATEGIC PLANNING IS.

WHEN WE'RE TRYING TO MINIMIZE PEOPLE BEING IN CITY HALL, YOU KNOW -- WE HAVE A MEETING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 15TH. NO, WE HAVE A MEETING ON APRIL

15 15TH. >> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> I HAVE A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER WALKER. A SECOND BY COMMISSIONER CUTLER.

ROLL CALL, PLEASE. >> COMMISSIONER WALKER. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER CUTLER. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER KAGAN.

>> YES. >> VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN. >> YES.

>> MAYOR HUNSCHOFSKY. PLEASE SHOW THAT AFTER PLENTY OF DISCUSSION IT PASSED

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UNANIMOUSLY. AND WITH THAT, COMMENTS BY THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

>> GOOD EVENING. JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHAT OUR AGENCY IS DOING IN REGARDS TO THE COVID-19. SHERIFF'S EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER OPERATING AT A LEVEL 2 ACTIVATION BEING MANNED 24 HOURS A DAY PRIMARILY MOST OF THE BUSINESS TAKES PLACE BETWEEN 8 A.M. TO 6 P.M. HERE AT THE DISTRICT BUSINESS IS NORMAL. HOWEVER, WITH SOME

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MODIFICATIONS, WE ARE ENCOURAGING FOLKS TO NOT COME INTO THE STATION, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. WE'RE ALSO ENCOURAGING FOLKS TO, IF THEY CAN, TAKE REPORTS OVER THE PHONE OR GIVE US A REPORT, WE'LL TAKE IT OVER THE PHONE. WE ARE CONTINUING TO MONITOR SOME OF OUR MORE HIGHLY TRAFFICKED AREAS SUCH AS THE PUBLIC PLACES.

EVERYBODY IS BEHAVING THEMSELVES. WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY ISSUES EVEN THOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW FUELED TEMPERS BUT FOR THE MOST PART EVERYBODY IS DOING WELL.

THAT'S PRETTY MUCH IT. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARD TO OUR RESPONSES.

>> I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND THE HARD WORK OF ALL THE DEPUTIES.

ONCE AGAIN WILL REMIND OUR RESIDENTS TAKE A DEEP BREATH, THERE'S PLENTY SUPPLY CHAIN JUST GIVE IT TIME, IT WILL GET THERE. WE'LL BE FINE. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. >> NEXT COMMENTS BY THE CITY

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MANAGER. >> YES. LET ME PROVIDE AN UPDATE AND ALSO OUR PLAN OF ACTION MOVING FORWARD. AS YOU ALL KNOW, CURRENTLY, WE HAVE CLOSED THE TENNIS CENTER, THE LIBRARY AND OUR RECREATION CENTER.

AND AS OF YESTERDAY WE CLOSED -- TODAY WE CLOSED ALL OF OUR PLAYGROUNDS.

WE'VE BEEN DISCUSSING THE CLOSURE OF CITY HALL AND THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT AND THE PARKS, INCLUDING THE DOG PARK, AS OUR NEXT STAGE. AS OF JUST NOW, I'M MAKING THE DECISION TO MAKE THOSE CLOSURES HAPPEN THIS FRIDAY. SO WE WILL DO ALL THE NOTIFICATION TOMORROW THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA, E-MAIL BLAST AND OTHER MEANS OF COMMUNICATION.

AND AS STPAR AS CITY HALL, CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED, BUT CITY HALL WILL STILL BE OPERATIONAL WITH STAFF ON ALTERNATE WORK SCHEDULES. SO I'M GOING TO MEET WITH MY SENIOR MANAGEMENT TOMORROW AND ADJUST THE EMPLOYEES' WORK SCHEDULES FOR NEXT WEEK.

IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY HEARD, WE'VE ALREADY MADE A 10% CUT WITH STAFF BY LETTING THOSE WHO ARE AT HIGH RISK GO HOME. SO CURRENTLY WE HAVE ABOUT 10% OF OUR EMPLOYEES WHO FALL WITHIN

THAT CATEGORY. >> JUST TO BE CLEAR, NOT CUT UNEMPLOYED

CUT, THEY'RE NOT PHYSICALLY IN CITY HALL. >> RIGHT.

>> JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR. DON'T WANT ANY MISCOMMUNICATION. >> RIGHT.

THE BEST PART ABOUT IT IS THAT THEY'RE BEING COMPENSATED. WE'RE DOING WHAT'S RIGHT BY THE EMPLOYEES AND TAKING CARE OF OUR EMPLOYEES. AS I MENTIONED NEXT WEEK, WE'LL DO AN ADJUSTED WORK SCHEDULE. I'LL MEET WITH MY DIRECTORS AND STAFF TOMORROW TO FIGURE OUT HOW THAT WILL PLAY OUT. WHAT WE'RE PLANNING TO DO FOR THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT, WE'RE CREATING SOME TYPE OF DROP BOX SO WE CAN STILL DO FUNCTIONS. THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.

WE WILL HAVE LIMITED SERVICES, OBVIOUSLY, WITH THIS STAFF KIND OF BEING SPLIT, BUT WE'LL STILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER PHONE, PAY BILLS, PAY EMPLOYEES AND ALL THAT NECESSARY TYPE OF PAPERWORK. I ALSO WANT TO SAY AS THINGS CHANGE, IT'S HAPPENING QUICKLY AND IT'S HAPPENING DAILY FOR US. IT'S BEST IF EVERYONE -- I'M TALKING MORE TO THE RESIDENTS, STAY IN TOUCH AND GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR UPDATED CITY INFORMATION.

CITY OF PARKLAND.ORG/CORONAVIRUS. WE'LL GIVE YOU UPDATES ON ANY SITUATIONS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THAT'S THE BEST SOURCE TO GO TO.

>> THANK YOU, NANCY. I APPRECIATE THAT YOU'VE BEEN KEEPING UP WITH ALL THE CITY MANAGERS IN THE COUNTY AND I KNOW EVERYBODY'S IN UNCHARTERED TERRITORY, SO I APPRECIATE THAT YOU'RE ALL WORKING TOGETHER. I THINK THE MORE THE CITIES ARE UNIFIED IN THEIR MESSAGE TO THE RESIDENTS THE BETTER. COMMENTS BY THE CITY ATTORNEY. SHOCKING.

GREAT. WITH THAT, I WOULD ACCEPT A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND. >> EVERYONE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. HAVE A

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