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[Item 6 (This meeting was joined in progress)]

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>> THE CITY WAS NOT AWARE.

THEY CONTACTED TEAMS AND GOT CONFIRMATION THAT THERE WAS EXPOSURE ON THREE OF OUR TEAMS. I MET WITH OUR PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR, CHRISTINE AND SPOKE WITH THE CITY MANAGER. I WAS EXTREMELY CONCERNED BECAUSE I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THE NEXT STEPS WERE, THE PROCESSES, THE PROCEDURES, WHO WAS NOTIFIED? WHO DIDN'T KNOW? AND WHO KNEW AND I WANTED TO KNOW WHY THE CITY WASN'T NOTIFIED BY OUR LEAD THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM BECAUSE THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN AND THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IS SO INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS. WHEN YOU HAVE 104,000 PEOPLE THAT DIED AND 4 MILLION WITH THE VIRUS, WITH THE MORAL COMPASS I HAVE, I FEEL OUR RESIDENTS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR PARKS. I DID SIT ON THE PARKS AND REC MEETING AND -- OUR PARKS AND REC BOARD TALKED ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS.

THEY TALKED ABOUT THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE UPSET THAT THEIR CHILDREN COULDN'T SIT IN THE DUGOUT AND THEY WERE UPSET THAT THEY COULDN'T SIT IN THE SHADE AND THERE WAS PARENTS WANTING TO KNOW WHY THEY HE TO SIT IN THE OUTFIELD, BUT NOTHING CAME UP ABOUT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES BEING EXPOSED TO COVID. I REALLY BELIEVE A LOT OF DECISIONS AND THINGS THAT WERE TALKED ABOUT AT THE MEETING LAST NIGHT MAY HAVE GONE IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION, SHOULD IT HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED AT THE PARKS AND REC MEETING THE OTHER EVENING.

WE HAVE THE FIRST WEEK OF SOCCER AND THAT WAS POSTPONED FOR NATIONAL.

WE HAVE 66 PEOPLE ON OUR NATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUES THAT HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID. I WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO WORK DILIGENTLY TO RECOGNIZE WE'RE IN A NEW REALITY, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN A WEEK OR TWO WEEKS OR A MONTH OR SIX MONTHS BUT I FEEL THAT FAMILIES HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE CITY SO THEY CAN DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO PLAYING ORGANIZED SPORT OR NOT.

SOME FAMILIES MIGHT NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT. OTHER FAMILIES MAY QUESTION, BECAUSE MAYBE THERE'S A PERSON IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD WHO MAY HAVE SOMETHING THAT MAKES THEM MORE AT RISK THAN SOMEBODY ELSE. MAYBE THEIR GRANDMOTHER OR GRANDFATHER LIVES WITH THEM OR MAYBE THERE'S SOMEBODY WHO HAS ANOTHER LINE SOCCER THAT MAKES THEM MORE AT RISK THAN SOMEBODY ELSE OR WHAT ABOUT THE CHILD THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED AND IS PLAYING OUTSIDE WITH HIS NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR AND THEY WERE UNAWARE THAT OTHER CHILD MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED BASED ON WHAT IS GOING ON ON OUR FIELDS. SO TO ME THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT CONCERN AND I FEEL THAT THE HEALTH AND THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN AND AND FAMILIES COME BEFORE EVERYTHING. I THINK AT PARKLAND WITH SHOULD SET A STANDARD AND MAKE DECISIONS THAT ARE RIGHT FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK TO LOOK AT THIS ON A HIGHER LEVEL AND MORE DETAIL AND SPEAK WITH OUR PARKS BOARD, TALK WITH OUR LEADS AND FIND OUT HOW WE'RE SHARING INFORMATION WITH THE LEAGUES AND THE PARENTS AND THE COMMUNITY AND THEY CAN DECIDE WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THEM. WHAT MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR ONE FAMILY MIGHT NOT BE RIGHT FOR ANOTHER FAMILY. THEY COULD HAVE A BROTHER OR SISTER WHO HAS BEEN EXPOSED AND HAS ANOTHER CHILD THAT COULD HAVE BEEN EXPOSED. IT IS HARD TO TRACK.

IT IS HARD TO KEEP EVERYBODY INVOLVED.

IT IS A RESPONSIBILITY THAT WE HAVE AND I

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WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE CITY FURTHER LOOK INTO WHAT WILL BE OUR BEST PRACTICES AND IF WE'RE AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON WITH SOMETHING RELATED TO THE CITY, IF IT IS ON THE FIELD, IF IT IS ON THE LIBRARY.

THIS WAY WE CAN DO CONTACT TRACING AND BE MORE AWARE OF HOW THINGS ARE SPREADING SO THE RIGHT MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS COULD HELP MAKE THE DECISION.

I'M LISTENING TO WHAT DR. FAUCI SAID.

THERE'S PEOPLE AT YOUNGER AGES CONTRACTING THE VIRUS. MY CONCERN IS COMMUNICATION, HOUR WE'RE GETTING INFORMATION OUT AND HOW WE'RE RECEIVING INFORMATION AND WHAT STEPS WE NEED TO TAKE TO BE VERY PREPARED OR AS MUCH PREPARED AS WE CITIZENS AND LET R - PEOPLE KNOW SO THEY CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION AS TO WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE MOVING FORWARD.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE THIS EVENING.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER WALKER.

>> YES, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I WANTED TO OBVIOUSLY OFFER MY CONDOLENCES TO STACY FROM THE LOSS OF RICHARD'S MOTHER.

VERY SORRY TO HEAR THAT.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK STAFF FOR THEIR CONTINUED DIALOGUE WITH GATOR ACRES AND THE PROPERTY OWNER THERE.

YOU HAVE MY SUPPORT AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO A POSITIVE OUTCOME.

CAN SOME COMMENTS I LIKE TO ADDRESS COVID A LITTLE BIT. IT IS A SERIOUS ISSUE WHICH WE NEED TO MONITOR AS A CITY.

WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WITH SOME INFORMATION THAT WE GIVE OUR RESIDENTS.

I BELIEVE IT IS VITAL AS ELECTED OFFICIAL THAT WE STAY CALM AND WE MAKE SURE WE'RE FOLLOWING ALL OF THE GUIDELINES.

SO I HAVE MADE IT A POINT TO MAKE SURE THAT I'M VISITING TERRAMOR LAST NIGHT AND I WAS AT PINE TRAILS.

I'VE SEEN VERY GOOD SOCIAL DISTANCING FROM OUR PARENTS. BOTH THE POKERS AND LITTLE LEAGUE, THEY HAD TO PUT TOGETHER A PLAN IN ORDER FOR THEIR PROGRAMS TO OPERATE. SOME OF THOSE THINGS THAT THEY DECIDED TO DO WAS HAVE THE FAMILY SPACE OUT THROUGHOUT THE OUTFIELD WHICH LAST NIGHT THINGS LOOKED PERFECT ON BOTH FIELDS THAT I WITNESSED LAST NIGHT.

YOU HAVE A SET OF FAMILIES ON LEFT FIELD AND FAMILIES BEHIND CENTER FIELD AND SOME BEHIND THE BACKSTOP. SOME WERE WEARING MASKS, MOST WERE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

I LIKE TO ADDRESS AS FAR AS A LITTLE BIT SOME OF THE STEPS THAT LITTLE LEAGUE TOOK.

THERE WAS A POTENTIAL CONTACT, NOT A CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID.

FOR THE 8U TEAM THERE WAS POTENTIAL.

WHAT THE POKERS DID BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL, THEY SHUT DOWN BOTH TEAMS. THE COACH HAD A POTENTIAL CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO WAS POSITIVE FOR COVID.

THEY SHUT DOWN BOTH THOSE TEAMS TO PREVENT ANY POTENTIAL ISSUE. THERE WAS NOT A CASE IN 8U FOR POSITIVE COVID.

THERE WAS A POTENTIAL CONTACT WITH A COACH, WITH A STUDENT. POKER STEPPED IN IMMEDIATELY AND CLOSED THOSE TEAMS DOWN.

SAME THING IN LITTLE LEAGUE WITH THE 9 NEWS. THEY MADE PARENTS AND CHILDREN AWARE ON BOTH TEAMS AND THOSE TEAMS ASSOCIATED WITH ONE ANOTHER.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE STAY AND MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE CAREFUL NOT GETTING PEOPLE WORRIED. NOW LITTLE LEAGUE IS, NOBODY HAS TO PLAY LITTLE LEAGUE.

WHEN LITTLE LEAGUE DECIDED TO START BACK UP, IT PROBABLY HAD 50 PERCENT OF THE NUMBERS, BECAUSE A LOT OF PARENTS DECIDED NOT TO PLAY WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY THEIR RIGHT TO DO AND THAT'S A CHOICE THAT EACH FAMILY NEEDS TO MAKE ON THEIR OWN.

THEY NEED TO MAKE SURE WITH LITTLE LEAGUE OR POKERS THAT THEY'RE TAKING THE RIGHT AND PROPER STEPS. I BELIEVE OUR

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ORGANIZATIONS, IT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I ORIGINALLY PUSHED FOR THE PARKS TO OPEN AND HAVE ORGANIZATIONS TAKE THE LADY AND HELP US MONITOR THE SITUATION, IT IS BECAUSE WE CAN CONTACT TRACE.

WE KNOW EXACTLY WHERE TO GO AND WHO TO CONTACT. WE KNOW WHICH TEAMS ARE PLAYING ON WHICH FIELDS.

WE KNOW WHICH KIDS ARE ON EACH TEAM.

THAT'S INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE THAT IS VITAL FOR CONTACT TRACING.

I BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE CONTINUE FOR CHRISTINE GARCIA OUR PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR AND COMMUNICATE WITH OUR LEAGUE DIRECTORS AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE FOLLOWING THE PROTOCOLS THEY PUT IN PLACE WHICH I BELIEVE ARE FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL PEOPLE INVOLVED, NOT JUST THE CHILDREN BUT THE PARENTS. MAKE SURE CHRISTINE IS FOLLOWING UP WITH THE PRESIDENTS OF THE LEAGUES. THIS PANDEMIC, WE SHUT DOWN IF THREE MONTHS AND THE PANDEMIC CAME BACK. WE HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH THIS, WHETHER IT IS WE WEAR MASKS ALL THE TIME, SOMETIMES SOCIAL DISTANCING, SIX FEET, TEN FEET, IT IS LEARNING FOR EVERYBODY, INCLUDING DR. FAUCI. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE COMMUNICATE WITH ONE ANOTHER AND WE MAKE SURE THE POLICIES THAT ARE IN PLACE AND WHICH ORGANIZATIONS HAVE DONE THAT THEY ADHERE TO. IF THEY'RE NOT, THERE SHOULD BE REPERCUSSIONS.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY ON COVID.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY IN MY COMMENTS.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER CUTLER.

>> WE CAN'T HEAR YOU. NOW WE CAN.

>> OKAY. FIRST I ALSO WANT TO SAY TO CAROL MORRIS THAT THANK YOU, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART AND ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE FOR MANY YEARS WITH VALUED SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITY AND THEY'VE BEEN WITH US THROUGH AT LEAST ALL OF THE HARD TIMES THAT I'VE BEEN A COMMISSIONER SINCE 2016 AND DONE UNBELIEVABLE JOB AS A TEAM PLAYER AND WILL BE SORELY MISSED. AS TO THE COVID-19 THING, I KNOW THAT WE'RE TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT IT. BUT IT IS -- IT IS NOT GOING TO GO AWAY RIGHT AWAY.

I'M GOING TO SAY IT ANYWAY, OUR CITY AND THE COUNTY HAVE GONE THROUGH REOPENINGS OF THE FACILITIES IN COMPLIANCE WITH BOTH STATE AND COUNTY ORDERS IN AS SAFE AND PRUDENT MANNER POSSIBLE.

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT RESIDENTS TAKE PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND OTHERS. THIS ALWAYS MEANS VIGILANT USE OF PROPERLY WORN FACIAL COVERINGS AND HONORING PHYSICAL DISTANCING.

WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO TAKE MEASURES TO AVOID CONTRACTING OR SPREADING THE CORONAVIRUS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL TAKE US BACK TO CLOSURES AND RESTRICTIONS. EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT THE USE OF MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ALL OF THAT, I GOT TO TELL YOU, I KNOW COMMISSIONER WALKER HAS SAID WE DON'T WANT TO SCARE PEOPLE. I WANT TO REMIND, THERE WAS 233,000-PLUS CASES IN FLORIDA.

THAT DEATH TOLL HAS RISEN.

THERE ARE 2200-PLUS POSITIVE RESIDENTS WITH 16,000-PLUS PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW AS I'M TALKING TO YOU.

LAST MEETING I REPORTED THERE WAS 189 BROWARD COUNTY CONFIRMATIONS.

THAT'S NOW UP TO 53,000 TOTAL CASES.

I UNDERSTAND HOW FRUSTRATING IT IS NOT TO GET OUTSIDE. I UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BOTH BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE AND MENTALLY ACTIVE BY BEING CLOSETED IN YOUR HOUSE.

WE CAN'T TAKE THIS LIGHTLY.

IF YOU TAKE YOUR KIDS TO THE BALL FIELD, DON'T WATCH THEM PLAY WITHOUT MASKS AND WITHOUT DISTANCING YOURSELF.

IT MEANS WEAR YOUR MASK WHEN YOU'RE SHOPPING AND TAKE PRECAUTIONS.

AT 6:30 THIS EVENING, BERTHA HENRY SENT OUT AN ORDER, IT IS AN ALL INCLUSIVE ORDER AND

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SAYS BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES ARE GOING UP AND HOSPITALIZATIONS CONTINUE TO RISE THE BUSINESSES IN OTHER AREAS THAT ARE VIOLATING THESE ORDERS ARE GOING TO BE SHUT DOWN, BROWARD IS TAKING IT VERY SERIOUSLY.

I NEED OUR RESIDENTS IN PARKLAND TO ALSO DO THAT. I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE WITH SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS DOING. THEY INDICATED OPENING FIVE DAYS A WEEK FOR ALL STUDENTS.

DISTRICT REOPENING PLANS ARE DUE TO THE DEPARTMENT BY JULY 31ST, 2020.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS SAID THAT DAY-TO-DAY DECISIONS TO OPEN OR CLOSE THE SCHOOL IS IN THE HANDS OF YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD OR EXECUTIVE. I ENCOURAGE ALL OF 0 YOU TO REACH OUT TO THE DISTRICT AND ASK QUESTIONS. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO CONTACT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.

AS YOUR CITY COMMISSIONERS, WE CANNOT MAKE SCHOOL DECISIONS.

WE DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO CLOSE THOSE THINGS. WE DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO GO IN AND MONITOR.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS TO HAPPEN THROUGH THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THE PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING THERE. PLEASE CONTINUE TO FEEL EMPOWERED TO MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON SAFE PRACTICES FOR YOUR FAMILY.

I'M GOING TO QUOTE A FACEBOOK POST FROM A RESIDENT. HE SAID THESE WORDS AND THEY'RE GREAT WORDS AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO LISTEN TO THEM. HE ENCOURAGED EVERYONE TO NOT LET YOUR GUARD DOWN.

MOST OF YOU HAVE BEEN LIKE THEM.

FOLLOW THE RULES FOR THREE MONTHS AND THEN SLOWLY BEGIN LIVING YOUR LIFE AGAIN.

GETTING CLOSER THAN SIX FEET FROM THOSE YOU KNOW. NOT WEARING A MASK WITH PEOPLE WITH WHOM YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE.

CONVINCE YOURSELF YOU WERE FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES. I'M NOT A DOCTOR, A SCIENTIST OR DO I HAVE MEDICAL TRAINING, I DO KNOW THIS, A VIRUS IS PATIENT AND CALCULATING AND STRATEGIC, IT STRIKES WHEN YOU FEEL MOST AT EASE.

IT WILL FIND YOU THE 1 PERCENT OF THE TIME THAT YOU DON'T. IT DOESN'T CARE IF YOU THINK THIS IS A MAJOR CONCERN OR IF YOU THINK IT IS COMPLETELY OVERBLOWN.

IT DOESN'T CARE IF YOU'RE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT OR WHAT YOUR STATE'S PARTY AFFILIATION IT, IT DOESN'T CARE IF YOU WATCH FOX OR CNN. THE VIRUS THRIVES ON THE DIVIDE IN THE COUNTRY NOW.

IT APPLAUDS THOSE THAT FANS THE FLAMES.

IT WANTS YOU TO THINK IT IS LIKE A COMMON COLD. THE VIRUS IS SMARTER THAN YOU. IT CARES ABOUT ONE THING AND THAT ONE THING IS INFECTING YOU. WORK FROM HOME IF YOU CAN. ORDER IN, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES, RESIST THE URGE TO SOCIALIZE UNPROTECTED. WEAR A MASK EVERYWHERE. MAKE THIS A NONPOLITICAL ISSUE AND MAKE IT A DECISION BASED ON COMMON SENSE, LOGIC AND DATA.

THINK ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF GETTING THE VIRUS, NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT DYING FROM IT, BUT HOW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ADJUST YOUR LIFESTYLE, EVEN TEMPORARILY UNTIL YOU GET BETTER.

I'M URGING RESIDENTS TO DAY STRONG AND STAY SMART AND STAY HEALTHY.

THANK YOU. >> VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN. HE CAN'T HEAR.

NOPE. OKAY.

GO BACK. >> GOT IT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU MAYOR.

I ALSO WANT TO SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO -- TO STACY AND RICHARD ON THE PASSING OF -- OF YETA. I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET YETA NUMEROUS TIMES AND WAS A VERY SAD LOSS AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. IF YOU NEED US WE'RE HERE FOR YOU. I WANT TO RECOGNIZE THE HARD WORK BY ALDA. THE GOVERNOR SIGNED ALYSSA'S LAW, NOT ONLY DID HE SIGN THE BILL BUT IN THE BUDGET HE PROVIDED THE 8 MILLION DOLLAR FUNDING WHICH COMES WITH IT AND CERTAINLY I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE, WORTH EVERY PENNY WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING OUR MOST PRECIOUS ASSETS WHICH ARE OUR CHILDREN. TO BRIEFLY LOOK AT I

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GUESS THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION, THE GOVERNOR VETOED LINE ITEMS. WE HAD A COUPLE OF ITEMS THAT DID NOT MEET THE MUSTARD AND VETO. ONE ITEM THAT DID PASS WAS THE GRANT SUBMISSION.

I WANT TO JUST RECOGNIZE THE HARD WORK OF TODD, I THINK HE PUT IT TOGETHER, NANCY. SO I WANT TO THANK TODD, I WANT TO THANK THE LEGISLATIVE TEAM.

THIS WERE IN TALLAHASSEE PUSHING THE GOVERNOR TO NOT VETO THE 12 MILLION IN THE GRANT. WE GOT 200,000 DOLLARS WHICH IS THE MAX YOU CAN GET.

THEY WERE HARD AT MAKING SURE THAT WE GOT THAT MONEY AS WELL.

THANKS TO THEM AND I KNOW IT IS FOR WORK AT PINE TRAILS PARK. HOPEFULLY THAT WILL GO TO GOOD USE. I'LL TRY TO SEGUE IN HERE AND I JUST WANTED TO BEG THE COMMISSION FOR ONE SECOND. IN THE BUDGET THAT WE HAVE WITH YOU -- WHICH WOULD BE COMING UP LATER, THERE'S AN ITEM FOR FOUR GUARD REPLACEMENT IN PAREMORE PARK AND I'VE SPENT TIME WALKING AROUND THE PARK AND WE'RE IN HURRICANE SEASON AS WELL AS, OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE PROBABLY IN FOR MORE DEVASTATING SEASON AS WELL, POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING HURRICANE SEASON.

I WOULD LIKE THE GUESTS, THE BOSSING OF THE COMMISSION TO BE ABLE TO MOVE THAT FORWARD, THE FOUR GUARD REPLACEMENTS INTO THIS YEAR'S BUDGET.

I BELIEVE NANCY CAN KIND OF EXPLAIN MORE ON HER COMMENTS AND WHERE WE TALKED ABOUT THE BUDGET. I LIKE TO MOVE THAT FORWARD. I DON'T WANT TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR UNTIL WE GET OUT OF THE HURRICANE SEASON TO FIND OUT THAT WE DIDN'T NECESSARILY REPLACE A THOR GUARD IN THE PARK AND FIND OUT IT WAS A MISTAKE.

I LIKE TO -- TO MOVE THAT FORWARD, IF POSSIBLE. JUST A COUPLE OF THINGS, WE HAD A DRIVE-IN MOVIE, VERY SUCCESSFUL. I WANT TO THANK STAFF.

WE'RE DOING ONE AGAIN I THINK ON THE 25TH.

SO IF ANYBODY IS INTERESTED, CERTAINLY, WE'LL HAVE A -- A MOVIE YET BUT I'M SURE NANCY WILL LET US KNOW.

CARES ACT FUNDING. AFTER THE LAST COMMISSION MEETING, THERE WAS A COUNTY MEETING THAT A LOT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE -- OF THE -- OF DIFFERENT MUNICIPALITIES SPOKE INCLUDING MYSELF. I KNOW THE MAYOR WAS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK BUT HAD A CONFLICT AND I THINK WE GOT ALL OF LIKE SIX.

BUT IN REGARDS TO THE CARES ACT THE CITIES WILL RECEIVE APPROXIMATELY 100 MILLION DOLLARS AND HOW THAT IS BROKEN DOWN, WHERE THAT GOES, THOSE DETAILS ARE BEING WORKED OUT. IT IS SOMETHING THAT AGAIN WE SURELY NEED TO BE ABLE TO FIGHT THE PANDEMIC. I WANT TO BRING UP THE CENSUS. WE'RE HOVERING OVER THAT NUMBER EIGHT IN THE STATE.

NUMBER TWO IN THE COUNTY.

I THINK IT IS 75.45 PERCENT, BEHIND WINTER SPRINGS FLORIDA. I HAVE EXCITEMENT THERE BECAUSE I WANT TO GET PAST THAT.

IF WE CAN, I LOOKED AT CENSUS TRACK DATA, IT SEEMS EAST SIDE OF PARKLAND HAS LOW NUMBERS. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN FOCUS ON SENDING STUFF OUT TO THE -- TO THE PRESIDENTS OF THE HOAS OVER THERE OR THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY TO INSURE THAT THEIR RESIDENTS ARE FILLING OUT THAT CENSUS. THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT DISPARITY. REGARDING COVID, I

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HEARD THE REST OF THE COMMISSIONERS AND I WILL AGREE AND LOOK AT IT AND GO, WE'RE IN DIFFICULT TIMES. THE BIG THING I PROMISED CONSISTENTLY IS OUR HOPE HAS TO OVERRIDE OUR FEAR. WE HAVE TO BE VIGILANT AND FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WASH OUR HANDS AND MAKE BEING OUT IN THE OPEN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, AND WE HAVE TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND KEEP OUR ECONOMY THRIVING. I HOPE THAT WE CONTINUE TO STAY VIGILANT, WE CONTINUE TO BE SMART AND WE WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE ALL OF OUR RESIDENTS ARE PROTECTED AND ALL OF THE RESIDENTS OF BROWARD COUNTY AND HOPEFULLY WITH THIS, WE WILL SEE A DROP IN CASES.

PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE OVER THREE MONTHS BUT IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS GOING TO BE A LONGER PROCESS. I KNOW IT IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT WITH KIDS AT HOME AND THE ANXIETY AND WHAT IS GOING ON WITH SCHOOL, BUT LET'S BE PATIENT AND LET'S HAVE A LITTLE HOPE THAT OVERRIDES THAT. FINALLY I WANTED TO RECOGNIZE CAROL, WE WILL MISS HER.

SHE HAS BEEN OBVIOUSLY -- SHE IS THE PERSON WE CONSTANTLY HAVE GONE TO.

SHE WOULD DO ALL OF THE THINGS THAT -- ALL THE LITTLE PIECES THAT NEEDED TO BE DONE.

I KNOW NANCY HAS PLANS OF MOVING FORWARD.

I WISH CAROL THE BEST OF LUCK AND SUCCESS AND CAROL, WE, AGAIN, WISH YOU THE BEST IN YOUR -- IN YOUR NEW VENTURE.

THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS. >> THANK YOU.

I'M EXPRESS CONDOLENCES TO STACY RICHARD AND BRITTANY, SHE WAS SO PROUD OF YOU AND SHE HAS BEEN THROUGH SO MANY HEALTH ISSUES. I'M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOUR COMMISSION FAMILY IS HERE FOR YOU IF YOU EVER NEED US.

CAROL, I KNOW YOU'RE LISTENING IN, BECAUSE I CAN SEE IT ON THE PARTICIPANTS, WE'RE GOING TO MISS YOU HERE IN PARKLAND.

YOU HAVE DONE SO MUCH OVER THE YEARS, WHETHER IT IS DEALING WITH THEED A VIE R ADVISORY BOARDS, COMMUNITY, LEGISLATIVE ISSUES WITH TALLAHASSEE, AND PICKING UP THINGS ALONG THE WAY.

YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE.

I THINK YOU KNOW EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTY. YOU'RE DEALING WITH OUR WART DISTRICTS AND ALL OF THAT AND YOU PUT YOUR HEART AND SOUL INTO THE COMMEMORATION OF SEGUE 14.

WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE HERE. WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN YOUR NEW ENDEAVOR.

I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND EVERYBODY TO FILL OUT THAT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SURVEY.

EVERY STUDENT GOT A SURVEY.

EVERY FAMILY GOT A SURVEY ABOUT THEIR PREFERENCES FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, PLEASE FILL IT OUT.

BROWARD COUNTY NEEDS TO HEAR IF YOU SO THEY CAN MAKE THE DECISIONS THEY NEED TO MAKE.

AS FAR AS COVID GOES, I WAS ON A THREE-HOUR MAYOR'S CALL EARLIER THIS WEEK.

WE HAD DR. FACTY THERE.

WE HAD VARIOUS HOSPITAL EXECUTIVES ALSO ON THE CALL. I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU INFORMATION THAT WAS GIVEN TO US ON THAT CALL. THE COVID-19 CASES, POSITIVE CASES ARE UP. THE AVERAGE AGE IS LOWER. HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP, ESPECIALLY IN THE PAST WEEK BUT THE LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY IS DOWN.

ICU NUMBERS ARE UP. THEY'RE HIGHER NOW THAN THEY WERE IN THE FIRST SURGE.

NUMBERS ARE UP BUT LOWER THAN THE HEIGHT OF THE FIRST SURGE. THE FATALITIES ARE DOWN BUT THE ROLLING AVERAGE IS INCREASING.

ACCORDING TO DR. FAUCI WE HAVE WIDESPREAD COMMUNITY SPREAD AND EVERYTHING IS IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. OUR DOUBLING OF POSITIVE CASES IS OCCURRING EVERY 11 DAYS WHICH IS LESS THAN THE 14-DAY I

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THINK BASE. THE BOTTLENECK IS STAFFING, IT IS NOT BEDS.

A HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE ON THE CALL SAID WE CAN'T AFFORD FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO GET SICK AND ANOTHER EXECUTIVE SHARED WITH INCREASES IN 40 STATES, THERE WILL BE AN INCREASED NEED STATEWIDE AND NATIONALLY FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS.

SIMILARLY TO THE WAY WE HAD A RUN ON PTE IN THE BEGINNING, THERE'S GOING TO BE A SHORTAGE OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS, INCLUDING NURSES, RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS, ET CETERA.

I BELIEVE YOU'VE SEEN IN THE NEWSPAPER AND THE HERALD, THEY TALKED ABOUT JACKSON MEMORIAL WAS GETTING AN EXTRA HUNDRED NURSES FROM THE STATE. THE HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES UNDERSCORED THIS SEVERAL TIMES, AND IF THE VIRUS SPREADS AT THIS PACE, THAT CAN BE A PROBLEM THAT CAN OVERWHELM THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM FOR LACK OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS. ONE HEALTHCARE WORKER ON THE LINE HAD BEEN UP FOR 48 HOURS AND PLEADED WITH US TO URGE PEOPLE TO COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING, FACIAL COVERINGS AND THE HAND WASHING.

HERE I AM ASKING ALL OF YOU TO DO YOUR PART. THERE'S NO NEED TO PANIC, WE HAVE ALL BEEN GIVEN THE TOOLS OF WHAT WE NEED TO DO. IT IS PRETTY SIMPLE, STAY HOME IF YOU CAN. SOCIAL DISTANCE IF YOU GO OUT. WEAR YOUR FACIAL COVERING, COVERING THE NOSE AND THE CHIN.

WHEN YOU'RE AROUND PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD AND FOLLOW THE SAFETY PROTOCOL.

THAT'S ALL WE'RE ASKING.

THAT'S DOING OUR PART TO SUPPORT OUR HEALTHCARE HEROES WHO ARE ON THE FRONT LINES AND TO MAKE SURE THAT WHOEVER DOES GET COVID HAS THE ABILITY TO GET THE TREATMENT THEY NEED TO GET BETTER. THE TREATMENTS ARE GETTING BETTER. WE'RE HOPING THERE WOULD BE A VACCINE BY THE END OF JANUARY.

WE HOPE THOSE THAT GET IT NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE TREATMENT THEY NEED.

I THINK THAT'S NOT A BIG ASK FROM ALL OF US. YOU COULD STILL DO TAKEOUT AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.

JUST DON'T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN WHEN IT COMES TO PRACTICING SAFETY PROTOCOL.

ADDITIONALLY I WANTED TO MENTION, I GOT E-MAILS ABOUT FACIAL COVERING IS NOT BEING

USED. >> MAYOR, IF YOU'RE

CONCLUDING. >> COMMISSIONER

CUTLER. >> BRIEFLY, IF A SECOND IS NECESSARY FOR BOB'S MOTION ON THE THOR GUARD AT TERRAMORE.

>> WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS THAT ON THE

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BUDGET ITEM. >> OKAY.

WITH THAT WE HAVE THE APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA AND STAFF HAS REQUESTED THAT WE TABLE ITEMS 9E THROUGH K, DO I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA? I HAVE A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER CUTLER, A SECOND BY KAGAN ALL IN FAVOR SIGNIFY. YEA.

ANYONE OPPOSED. WE SHOW IT PASSES

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UNANIMOUSLY. NEXT ARE THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS A AND B, ANYONE WANT TO SPEAK ON THESE ITEMS, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

SEEING NO ONE FROM THE PUBLIC, I'M CLOSING TO THE PUBLIC AND OPENING TO THE COMMISSION.

>> MOTION TO APPROVE. >> APPROVE.

I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ROLL CALL.

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PLEASE SHOW IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

OKAY. CAN YOU HEAR ME? CITY OF PARKLAND FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SPEND A PROPOSED 12.4 MILLION OF THE PROPERTY APPRAISAL FOR

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2021 AND THE AT THE END AND THE COMMISSION AND TIME FOR THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING SET ON SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2020 AT 6 P.M. AT PARKLAND COMMISSION CHAMBERS. AS THE DATE AND TIME FOR THE HEARINGS. PROVIDING TURNING THIS OVER TO CHRIS JOHNSON WHO IS OUR FINANCE DIRECTOR. AND HE'LL GO THROUGH JUST DONE WE WILL DISCUSS THIS.

CHRIS. >> GOOD EVENING, FOR THE RECORD CHRIS JOHNSON, FINANCE DIRECTOR. MAIN PURPOSE OF TONIGHT'S MEETING IS THREE FOLD, ONE IS TO SET THE BAUD RATE AND THE FIRE ASSESSMENT RATE AND TO SET THE INITIAL WEIGHT RATE.

BEFORE WE GET GOING, I HAVE HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS. THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN PRESENTED TO YOU ALL WILL BE UP ON THE CITY'S WEB PAGE TOMORROW MORNING.

ALONG WITH THAT, WE HAVE A RESIDENT PORTAL AND ANY RESIDENTS WHO HAVE ANY COMMENTS IN THE BUDGET CAN READ THEM.

THEY'LL BE UP AND RUNNING TOMORROW MORNING AS WELL. AND ACTUALLY I WANT TO GIVE COMPLIMENT TO SHERRY FUCHS, SHE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN CREATING THE PROPOSED DOCUMENT. 180 DEGREE DIFFERENCE AND I GIVE SHERRY CREDIT FOR THAT HAPPENING. TONIGHT FOR THE MILITARY. THE MILITARY YOU VOTE ON TONIGHT IS THE MAXIMUM YOU CAN SET.

IT WILL BE THE MILITARY THAT WILL APPEAR ON THE NOTICE IN AUGUST.

AFTER TONIGHT'S MILITARY VOTE, YOU CAN INCREASE THE MEETINGS BUT YOU CAN'T DECREASE IT. WITH THAT SAID, WE'RE PROPOSING THE SAME MILL LEVY AS LAST YEAR. JUST AS A -- AS A POINT OF CLARIFICATION, THE OFFICIAL ROLL BACK RATE IS 4.2979 MILLS.

IN ADDITION TO THAT -- TO THE MAX MILL RATE THAT WOULD REQUIRE TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY VOTE IS 4.9237 MILLS AND A 4.4761 THAT WOULD REQUIRE A MAJORITY VOTE.

DEPENDING ON HOW THE PANDEMIC PLAYS OUT, WE WILL HOLD A RESIDENT'S WORKSHOP HERE IN CHAMBERS ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12TH.

ANY COMPS WE RECEIVE FROM THE PUBLIC OR FROM ANYONE ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP, WE WILL SHARE THAT WITH YOU AT YOUR BUDGET WORKSHOP THAT IS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 19TH AT 5 P.M.

HERE. AT THAT AUGUST MEETING, ON AUGUST 19TH, THAT WILL BE YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE COMMENTS AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK. ALL THE INFORMATION REGARDING THE MEETINGS WILL BE COMMUNICATED

THROUGH MEETINGS. >> THIS IS THE AVERAGE AND IT COULD BE ADDED TO YOUR NOTICE. THE TRIM NOTICE IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD GO OUT USUALLY EARLY AUGUST AND THAT WILL LIST ALL -- ALL OF THE TAX AND CITIES AND WHAT THEIR RATES ARE FOR YOUR PROPERTY. SO WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THIS IN ON TIME SO IT IS ON YOUR TRIM NOTICE. FOR ANYBODY THAT WOULD

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BE INTERESTED IN LOOKING AT THE TRIM NOTICE, YOU CAN GO TO THE PROPERTY APPRAISERS WEBSITE AND THERE YOU CAN LOOK UP YOUR PROPERTY AND YOUR TRIM NOTICE SO YOU SEE THE VARIOUS ENTITIES AND WHAT TAXES YOU'RE PAYING. THE BILL YOU GET AT YOUR HOME, THAT'S NOT A BILL THAT ALL GOES TO PARKLAND. PARKLAND IS A SINGLE LINE ITEM ON THAT. YOU HAVE AT THE BOTTOM FIRE ASSESSMENT AND WASTE MANAGEMENT.

SO THE MILLAGE IS THE SAME AS BEFORE.

I PREFER TO GO WITH THE ROLL-BACK RATE.

THE RATE OF 4.4, EVEN IF IT REMAINS THE SAME BECAUSE PROPERTY VALUES INCREASED IT WILL BE THAT THE RESIDENTS PAY SLIGHTLY MORE THAN LAST YEAR SINCE THEIR PROPERTY VALUES INCREASED. WITH THE ROLLBACK OF 4.2998 IT WOULD MAKE SURE THAT THE RESIDENTS ARE NOT PAYING A HIGHER AMOUNT THIS USER THAN LAST USER.

THIS IS MY COMMENT ON THAT, AND I WOULD SUGGEST TO ANYBODY IN THE PUBLIC, IF YOU'RE NOT ON CITY E-MAILS, GO TO THE WEBSITE AND SIGN UP AND THERE YOU WILL BE SENT THE LINK WHERE YOU GO ONLINE OR YOU COULD GO TO THE WEBSITE YOURSELF AND GO THROUGH THE BUDGET YOURSELF AND LEAVE ANY COMMENTS AND THEN HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO HAVE THE RESIDENTS IN AUGUST. BUT STAFF ARE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANYBODY'S QUESTIONS AND I JUST WANTED THE PUBLIC TO KNOW THAT.

I HAVE ANY OTHER COMMENTS FROM THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

>> OKAY. NANCY YOU'RE MUTED, YOU HAVE TO UNMUTE YOURSELF.

>> SORRY ABOUT THAT. I TALKED TO VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN AND HE HAS A REQUEST, IN THE BUDGET, WE HAVE 10,000 DOLLARS TO FUND OVER AT THE PARK AT THE BASEBALL FIELD.

HIS REQUEST TONIGHT IS CAN WE GO AHEAD AND REMOVE THAT FROM THE BUDGET IN 2021 AND GO AHEAD AND FUND IT IN THIS CURRENT YEAR BUDGET BEFORE WE ENTER INTO OUR HURRICANE SEASON. SO GIVEN THAT THE AMOUNT OF THE EXPENDITURES IS GOING TO BE UPWARDS OF 10,000 DOLLARS, I'D LIKE THE COMMISSION TO APPROVE THAT.

WE HAVE FUNDS THAT WE MAY SPEND.

WE DO HAVE THE FUNDS. >> IS OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION FINE WITH IT? ANYBODY ON THE COMMISSION AGAINST THIS? SO YOU HAVE YOUR

DIRECTION THERE. >> ANY COMMENTS ON THE MILLAGE RATE. SEEING NO COMMENTS, OPENING TO THE PUBLIC, ANYBODY IN THE PUBLIC HAVE A COMMENT ON THIS ITEM? SEEING NO ONE FROM THE PUBLIC I'M CLOSING TO THE PUBLIC AND OPENING TO THE COMMISSION.

>> MOTION TO APPROVE. >> I HAVE MOTION AND SECOND.

>> PLEASE SHOW IT WAS 4-1, NEXT IS 9B.

>> PRELIMINARY FIRE ASSESSMENT, RESOLUTION FOR THE FIRE USE SERVICES AND FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS IN THE CITY OF PARKLAND FLORIDA DESCRIBING ASSESSING FIRE RESCUE AND ASSESSED COSTS AND WITHIN THE CITY OF PARKLAND DIRECTING THE PREPARATION OF AN ASSESSMENT ROLE AND AUTHORIZING A PUBLIC HEARING AND DIRECTING THE PROVISION OF NOTICE THERE OF, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

>> THIS IS THE FIRE ASSESSMENT RATE THAT GOES ON THE SECTION OF EVERYBODY'S TAX BILL.

THERE'S NO CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR.

THIS IS A FLAT RATE FOR RESIDENTIAL OWNERS. DO I HAVE COMMENTS

FROM THE COMMISSION? >> YES.

I KNOW WE DIDN'T HAVE STRATEGIC PLANNING THIS YEAR, BUT JUST TO BE CONSISTENT, I'M NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THIS BECAUSE I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK AT A TIERED SYSTEM.

THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS. >> THANK YOU, ANYBODY ELSE? WITH THAT I'LL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ANYBODY FROM THE PUBLIC LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS AGENDA ITEM? I'M CLOSING TO THE PUBLIC AND OPEN TO THE

COMMISSION. >> MOTION AND SECOND.

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PASSES 4-1. ON -- ON THE NEXT

ITEM, IT IS ITEM 9C. >> RESOLUTION NUMBER 2020-033, THE FY2021 SOLID WASTE ASSESSMENT. A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND FLORIDA RELATING TO THE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE MATERIALS IN INCORPORATED AREA OF PARKLAND FLORIDA AND DESCRIBING A METHOD OF COSTS IN THE CITY AND AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC PAIRING AND DIRECTING PROVISIONS OF NOTICE THERE OF AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

>> SEVERAL YEARS AGO WASTE MANAGEMENT USED TO SEND A BILL TO EVERYBODY'S HOME.

THEN THEY CAME TO THE COMMISSION ASKING IF THE COMMISSION WOULD PUT IT AS PART OF IT, THIS IS MANY YEARS AGO BEFORE ALL OF OUR TIME. THE WASTE MANAGEMENT BILL INSTEAD OF BEING SENT TO YOUR HOME, IT IS PUT ON YOUR TAX BILL.

THIS IS LITERALLY JUST A PASS THROUGH.

IT IS THE AMOUNT THAT THEY WOULD CHARGE YOU IF IT WERE MAILED TO YOUR HOME BUT INSTEAD IT IS ON YOUR TAX BILL.

WITH THAT I WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

ANYBODY FROM THE PUBLIC HAVE A QUESTION ON THIS AGENDA ITEM? I'M CLOSING TO THE PUBLIC AND OPEN TO COMMISSION.

>> MOTION. SECOND.

>> MOTION AND SECOND.

>> PLEASE SHOW IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM 9D. >> THE PARTY AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE AN SRO AT SUMMER SET PARKLAND ACADEMY. THE CITY APPROVING A MULTI-PARTY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF PARKLAND SUMMER SET PARKLAND ACADEMY AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS LLC AND THE SHERIFF OF BROWARD COUNTY TO PROVIDE FOR A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER SERVICES AT -- AT PARKLAND ACADEMY, PROVIDING FOR EXECUTION.

I WILL TURN THIS OVER TO ANDY TO SPEAK ON

IT. >> YES.

>> CAN YOU HEAR ME? THIS WAS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT THAT WAS REQUIRED FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL AND OUR REQUIREMENT WAS THAT THERE BE A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER, ONE PER THOUSAND, UP TO A THOUSAND WOULD BE ONE. AND ONCE YOU GET PAST A THOUSAND IT WOULD BE TWO AND THEN THAT -- THAT THE CHARTER SCHOOL DO IT SOLELY AT A DULL COST. THIS IS TO PROVIDE THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AND AGAIN THE COST INCURRED BY THE CITY FOR THE OFFICER WOULD BE PAID FOR BY THE CHARTER SCHOOL.

THEY HAVE EXECUTED THE DOCUMENT TODAY.

A LOT OF WORK WENT INTO IT.

THIS WILL ALLOW THE SCHOOL TO OPEN ON TIME AND TO DO SO WITH A SCHOOL RESOURCE

OFFICER. >> THANK YOU, ANDY.

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 OPEN TO THE

COMMISSION. >> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> PLEASE SHOW IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEMS E THROUGH K HAVE BEEN TABLED.

THAT BRINGS US TO 9 WHICH IS DIRECTION TO THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD.

WE ASKED ABOUT RECYCLING IN THE CITY.

AND THEY HAVE COMPLETED THAT AND THE QUESTION IS THERE ANY DIRECTION FROM THE COMMISSION FOR THE ADVISORY BOARD AT THE NEXT MEETING. COMMISSIONER WALKER?

>> I TALKED TO NANCY A LITTLE BIT, SO I DON'T KNOW WITH THE CARES MONEY THAT WE'RE GETTING. I LIKE THE ADVISORY BOARD TO FOCUS MORE ON BUSINESSES.

I DON'T KNOW IF MAYBE WE WOULD HAVE AN

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OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE GRANTS TO THE RESTAURANTS OR WHOEVER.

I LIKE THE BOARD TO FOCUS ON MAYBE A SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY OR -- OR WHATEVER BUT I THINK -- I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM FOCUS SOMETHING ON -- ON OUR SMALL BUSINESSES TO HELP SUPPORT THEM DURING THESE TIMES.

>> ANYBODY ELSE? >> VICE MAYOR.

>> I HAVE TWO THINGS, OBVIOUSLY WHICH I MENTIONED THE LAST MEETING IS TO LOOK AT -- AT HAVING THEM LOOK AT HOW TO ROLL OUT A -- A -- ADOPT A STREET OR PARK PROGRAM WITH SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AND WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE, OBVIOUSLY, DOING IT DURING COVID MIGHT BE A LITTLE DIFFICULT BUT AT LEAST ROLL THAT OUT. DURING COVID, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT -- THAT -- THAT -- THAT KIDS ESPECIALLY, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND I'M ASSUMING THEY'RE GOING TO NEED THIS IS SERVICE HOURS. SO I LIKE THEM TO TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THEY CAN DEVELOP OR HOW WE CAN DEVELOP SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITIES AND WORK WITH WHETHER UNITED WAY OR OTHER AGENCIES, THINGS THAT THEY COULD DO VIRTUALLY AND GET SERVICE HOURS FOR IT FOR THEM TO KIND OF -- KIND OF CREATE A PROGRAM AND THEN ROLL

IT OUT. >> THANK YOU.

>> I HAVE SOMETHING. >> YES, COMMISSIONER

CUTLER. >> THANK YOU MAYOR.

>> THIS MORNING I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND OR MAYBE IT WAS YESTERDAY, I'M LOSING TRACK OF MY DAYS CHAMBER MEETING WHERE WE HAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT DIVERSITY WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY AND THERE WAS SOME -- VERY POINTED QUESTIONS DIRECTED AT -- AT -- AT SOME ISSUES THAT -- THAT YOU KNOW, MAKE YOU THINK A LOT ABOUT WHETHER WE ARE IN FACT IN OUR CITY REALLY EMBRACING THE IDEA OF DIVERSITY. I THINK THIS IS THE RIGHT GROUP OF ADVISORY PEOPLE TO -- TO SORT OF PUT TOGETHER SOMETHING THAT WE CAN -- WE CAN ROLL OUT AND NOT JUST FROM THE CITY'S STANDPOINT, BUT SOMETHING THAT WE COULD BRING THE KID INTO BECAUSE -- BECAUSE -- BECAUSE THE EDUCATION ALONG THE LINES OF US BEING A MORE DIVERSE AND MORE ACCEPTING COMMUNITY ON ALL LEVELS STARTS WITH OUR YOUNGER GENERATION. I THINK THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THIS BOARD GET

INVOLVED IN. >> OKAY.

COMMISSIONER KAGAN. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I HAVE THREE AREAS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO FOCUS ON WITH THE BOARD.

IT IS SUCH A STRONG BOARD.

IT IS A BOARD THAT IS MADE UP OF PEOPLE THAT -- THAT ALL HAVE AMAZING IDEAS.

SO I THINK IT STARTS WITH THEM.

BT OUR KIDS ARE AT HOME.

THEY DON'T HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO DO.

THEY'RE GETTING ANTSY AND BORED AND GOING FOR BIKE RIDES AND CLEANING THEIR POOLS AND DOING OTHER THINGS.

I WOULD LIKE THE BOARD TO ALSO PUT A VERY STRONG FOCUS ON WHAT THEY FEEL THAT WE CAN DO TO ENGAGE OUR YOUTH.

WHEN I SAY OUR YOUTH, I MEAN ALL AGES FROM THE ELEMENTARY, OUR MIDDLE AND OUR HIGH SCHOOL TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO INCORPORATE PROGRAMS THAT THEY CAN DO AT HOME THAT CAN BE ENJOYABLE EITHER ON THEIR OWN OR -- OR WITH A FAMILY MEMBER OR -- OR WITH DOING SOMETHING, WHETHER VIRTUALLY OR ONLINE OR LEARNING HOW TO WRITE ABOUT THEIR FEELINGS AND INCORPORATE ALL OF THAT AND PUT IT INTO A PROGRAM THAT FOCUSES ON THE YOUTH.

THERE ARE SO MANY INCREDIBLE IDEAS AND THEY HAVE ALREADY DONE SO MANY INCREDIBLE THINGS. I THINK THE COMBINATION BETWEEN THE BOARD AND WORKING WITH -- WORKING WITH THE CHILDREN AND FOCUSING ON COMMUNICATION AND HOW TO COMMUNICATE THINGS OUT EFFECTIVELY FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE, BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING THROUGH AN EXPERIENCE THAT -- THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD.

SO KIND OF FINDING A WAY TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE AGES COMING UP WITH DIFFERENT IDEAS OF WHAT THEY CAN DO AND DO TO BRING OTHER PEOPLE TOGETHER.

>> OKAY. JUST A FEW COMMENTS.

I THINK IT IS GREAT THE IDEA OF BUSINESSES. I THINK THE CITY DID A WONDERFUL JOB WITH THE PROUD PARKLAND PATRON.

I HOPE THAT CONTINUES. BUT MAYBE THIS WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO REALLY LEVERAGE THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CHAMBER AND REALLY HELP THE CHAMBER GETTING MORE INVOLVED, MORE HANDS ON THE GROUND, YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE THIS NEW AMBASSADOR PROGRAM WHERE THEY'RE REACHING OUT TO THE BUSINESSES IN THE COMMUNITY. I THINK THIS MIGHT BE A NICE WAY FOR STAFF AND THE CHAMBER TO WORK TOGETHER AND COME UP WITH SOMETHING.

IF THERE'S STRUGGLES WITH THAT, MAYBE WE GO

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TO THE ADVISORY BOARD WITH INPUT ABOUT HOW BEST THEY COULD WORK THAT.

I KIND OF HEAR VICE MAYOR MAYERSOHN TALKING SIMILARLY ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES. I KNOW ESPECIALLY WITH THE VOLUNTEER HOURS, THIS IS AN ISSUE EVERY YEAR. IT WOULD BE REALLY GREAT IF -- IF WE COULD FIGURE OUT A WAY TO REALLY ENGAGE, NOT JUST THE YOUTH BUT EVEN PEOPLE OF ALL AGES INTO VOLUNTEERING MORE AND WHAT -- AND WHAT ARE WAYS TO BRING THEM TO THE CITY MORE, AND BE PART OF THE CITY FROM A VOLUNTEER PERSPECTIVE AND MAYBE HAVE LIKE A VOLUNTEER PORTAL THAT ARE HAVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE AND ALSO HAVING PEOPLE WHERE THEY COULD SEND OPPORTUNITIES IN OR YOUNG PEOPLE IF THERE'S A NEW PROGRAM THAT THEY DECIDED TO DEVELOP, COULD WORK WITH THEM.

SO MAYBE IT IS ABOUT -- IT IS ABOUT GOING TO THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD AND SAYING WE LIKE TO FIGURE OUT SOMETHING FOR THE YOUTH TO DO AT HOME AND HOW THEY ENGAGE THE YOUTH MORE AND HOW TO MAKE THEM AWARE OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND BE PART OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE CITY AND THEN MAYBE KIND OF WHAT THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD, FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT MIGHT LOOK LIKE. I DON'T WANT TO JUST TELL THEM, YOU NEED TO DO THIS.

WE HAVE A GREAT GROUP ON THAT COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD. I THINK IF IT IS ANYTHING LIKE WHAT THEY DID WITH THE RECYCLING INITIATIVE, I THINK THEY'LL COME UP WITH AMAZING IDEAS. WHAT DOES EVERYBODY

THINK? >> SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.

VERY GOOD. ALL RIGHT.

CAN I CHIME IN, MAYOR? >> YES.

>> MAYORSON BROUGHT UP THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PROGRAM AND THE INTEREST IN THEIR

PROGRAM. >> WHY DON'T WE SEE IF THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD THINKS THAT WORKS WITH THE STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERING. I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH WE WANT PEOPLE OUT AND ADOPTING RIGHT NOW, GIVEN WE'RE IN A COVID SITUATION.

SO MAYBE WE LOT THEM DISCUSS WHETHER THAT

FITS IN. >> WHAT I'M HEARING IS WHAT I AM BRINGING BACK TO THE CAV IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT OUR YOUTH AND THE COMMUNITY AND OPPORTUNITIES GIVEN THE COVID SITUATION, IT COULD BE SOMETHING THAT IS VIRTUAL OR SOMEBODY THEY DEVELOPED AND CAN DO AT HOME.

>> YEAH, WAY TO BRING THEM IN THE CITY AND MAKE THEM PART OF THE CITY AND AWARE OF OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CITY AND ALSO IF THEY HAVE SOMETHING THEY WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE AS A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY OR INITIATIVE THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO IN THE CITY. THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

IS EVERYBODY -- DOES THAT KIND OF INCAPSULATE? ADDITIONALLY WHAT COMMISSIONER WALKER WAS TALKING ABOUT ABOUT THE CITY STAFF, REALLY ACTIVATING THAT RELATIONSHIP AND STRENGTHENING THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CHAMBER TO DO MORE OUTREACH IN THE COMMUNITY AND I LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING MAYBE A PLAZA DAY, WHERE EVERYBODY GUESS TO THE COMMONS AND -- AND -- OR SOMETHING. OKAY.

ARE WE GOOD, COMMISSIONER KAGAN.

>> I HAD ONE MORE THOUGHT, THIS CAME TO ME WHEN WANDA WAS SPEAKING, SO MANY PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT. A LOT OF CHILDREN HAVE NO IDEA WHAT -- WHAT WE REALLY DO.

ANOTHER AREA WE MIGHT WANT TO LOOK AT IS TELLING THEM ABOUT WHAT WE DO AS A CITY, WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

AND WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND ON THE COMMISSION WITH THE MAYOR.

AND FOCUSING ON ALL OF THE DIFFERENT AREAS AND THEN EDUCATING THE CHILDREN AND THEN HAVING THEM SHARE THAT INFORMATION BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND COULD GO TO COLLEGE AND BECOME AN ENGINEER WITH CITY FUND AND THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING WE SHOULD LOOK AT.

THERE MAY BE KIDS THAT FIND THAT INTERESTING.

>> SOUNDS GOOD. >> VERY GOOD.

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>> NEXT

>> JUST WANTED TO SAY THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS THINGS HAVE BEEN QUIET ON A CRIME LEVEL.

THERE'S NOTHING TO REPORT THERE.

WE WANT TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REMIND EVERYONE WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER NOW. OUR SAFETY IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, IF YOU LOOK AT OUR

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TWITTER PAGE, WE PUT INFORMATION OUT THERE THAT WILL PREVENT WATER SAFETY IN GENERAL WITH THE PEOPLE THAT LIKELY -- LIKELY STREAMING AND WE'LL LOOK AT THAT AND THEN COMMISSIONER I WOULD ASK YOU IF YOU'RE OUT AND ABOUT AND TALKING TO A GET THAT INFORMATION. THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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COMMENTS BY THE CITY MANAGER?

>> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO CHRIS JOHNSON AND SHERRY FOR PRODUCING A NEW BUDGET DOCUMENT THAT IS ADA COMPLIANT. THERE'S NOT TOO MANY CITIES IN BROWARD COUNTY THAT HAVE GONE TO THIS LEVEL OF COMPLIANCE.

I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT AND SAY EXCELLENT JOB AND THANK YOU. ADDITIONALLY, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY MY FINAL FAREWELLS TO CAROL MORRIS. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A FAMILY HERE AT THE CITY OF PARKLAND AND WE WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST.

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THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

NEXT THE COMMENTS BY THE CITY ATTORNEY.

>> I HAVE TWO COMMENTS.

FIRST I WANT TO ECHO NANCY'S COMMENT, SHE'S BEEN A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH, A GREAT WORKER AND ALWAYS A PLEASURE.

SHE GAVE HER NOTICE SEVERAL WEEKS AGO, SHE SPRINTED THROUGH THE FINISH LINE AND SHE WAS WORKING UP UNTIL TODAY TO GET THIS AGREEMENT TOGETHER. SHE -- SHE'S A REMARKABLE PUBLIC SERVANT.

AND THIS HAS BEEN AN HONOR TO WORK WITH HER. MY SECOND COMMENT IS A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT BUT -- I LOOK BACK AND 33 YEARS AGO I STARTED AS THE CITY ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY OF PARKLAND, LIKE THE PLACE SO MUCH THAT I ENDED UP MOVING HERE AND RAISED MY DAUGHTER IN THIS TOWN.

IT HAS A LOT OF MEANING TO ME.

BUT IT HAS BEEN 33 YEARS.

I HAVE A LITTLE TREAD WEAR TO SHOW FOR IT.

AS I TOLD YOU EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY, I WILL BE SUBMITTING MY RESIGNATION AS YOUR CITY ATTORNEY SHORTLY. WHAT I'M GOING TO DO, I THINK IT IS THE BEST WAY TO DO IT, IS -- IS TO -- IS TO MAKE IT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1.

SMOOTH TRANSITION. NANCY HAS BEEN DOING IT FOR HR BUT SHE NEEDS CERTAINTY THERE'S A SMOOTH TRANSITION.

I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT.

NOW OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, ANTHONY HAS BEEN SERVING REALLY AS THE ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY IF QUITE SOMETIME NOW.

HE'S INVOLVED IN ALL OF THE BIG ISSUES AND VERY FAMILIAR WITH A NUMBER OF THINGS AND BEEN DOING SO MUCH OF THE DRAFTING BECAUSE FRANKLY HE DOES IT BETTER.

SO IS INVOLVED IN EVERYTHING.

OBVIOUSLY THE CHOICE IS THE COMMISSION, HOW YOU WANT TO PROCEED ON THIS.

BUT IT IS A DECISION YOU WOULD WANT -- YOU -- YOU COULD MAKE, BUT ON ANY DIRECTION YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO ON THIS MATTER.

I INDICATED ANTHONY IS UP TO SPEED ON -- ON ALL OF THE ISSUES AND HAS BEEN WORKING WITH NANCY AND WORKING ON NEW PROJECTS IN THE FUTURE TO PROVIDE MORE AVAILABILITY TO LEGAL SERVICES. IT IS UP TO THE COMMISSION. I'LL MAKE MY RESIGNATION EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1 SO YOU HAVE TIME FOR A SMOOTH TRANSITION.

>> THANK YOU. YOU'RE AMAZING.

YOU HAVE BEEN AMAZING. YOU'RE AN INSTITUTION IN OUR CITY. THANK YOU FOR THAT, FOR PROVIDING FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD.

I WOULD EXPECT NO LESS FROM YOU BECAUSE THAT'S WHO YOU ARE. AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO WORKING WITH YOU OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. I KNOW ANTHONY WILL DO AN AMAZING JOB. I KNOW THAT BECAUSE ANDY YOU TOLD US SO. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. ANDY WORKING WITH YOU THE LAST SEVEN YEARS HAS BEEN SUCH A PLEASURE. I HAVE LEARNED MUCH FROM YOU. YOU ARE AN INCREDIBLE ATTORNEY, YOU'RE AN INCREDIBLE HUMAN BEING. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING FOR YOU. TO GET WITH THE

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COMMISSION AND ASK FOR A RESOLUTION TO FORMALLY HAVE ANTHONY AS OUR NEW CITY ATTORNEY. I HOPE I HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMISSION.

I KNOW THAT ANTHONY IS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND HAS BEEN WORKING EXTREMELY CLOSELY WITH ANDY. IT MIGHT GET CONFUSING, ANDY, ANTHONY.

I WOULD VERY MUCH LOVE TO SEE ANTHONY AS OUR

COUNSEL. >> I -- FIRST ANDY, I WANT TO SAY THAT -- THAT I'M SAD TO SEE YOU GO. I FIRST GOT ON THE COMMISSION AND I SAT NEXT TO YOU AND YOU GAVE ME A NUDGE AND MENTIONED ME.

I GREATLY APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE AND HELP AS WELL AS THE 32 YEARS YOU PUT INTO THE CITY.

I WILL ALSO SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION APPOINTING ANTHONY AS OUR CITY ATTORNEY.

ANTHONY IS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE.

HE'S OBVIOUSLY GOT ME UP TO SPEED ON ANYTHING REGARDING WASTE AND RECYCLING.

I THANK YOU FOR THAT ANTHONY.

WE'RE IN GOOD HANDS WITH ANTHONY AT THE HELM AS WELL. I WILL SUPPORT THAT AND -- AND WE HAVE MORE TIME TO TALK.

>> WE'RE NOT DOING IT TONIGHT.

>> BEFORE YOU LEAVE. >> NO, IT WOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE NEXT MEETING.

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER?

>> I WOULD SUPPORT THAT RESOLUTION.

AND YOU KNOW, I WANT TO -- I WANT TO SAY BRIEFLY AND I KNOW WE'LL HAVE TIME TO SAY MORE, BUT I'VE KNOWN ANDY FOR 20 YEARS, ONE OF MY FIRST INVOLVEMENTS WITH THE CITY WAS WORKING WITH THE PARKLAND FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AND YOU KNOW THERE WERE A LOT OF MOVING PARTS THERE, I THINK FROM A HISTORICAL STANDPOINT THAT ALL OF THE THINGS THAT ANDY HAD HIS FINGERS IN FROM THE TIME HE STARTED WORKING AS ATTORNEY IF THE CITY BACK IN 1988 TO NOW, WHERE WE ARE TODAY IS IN DIRECT -- AS A DIRECT RESULT OF -- OF ALL OF HIS HARD WORK AND ENDEAVOR IN JUST ABOUT EVERY ASPECT OF WHAT WE SEE.

SO IT IS A TREMENDOUS LOSS TO THE CITY THAT HE IS LEAVING. IT IS AS YOU SAID, HE'S AN INSTITUTION IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND YOU KNOW PEOPLE SOMETIMES DON'T RECOGNIZE THAT BEHIND THE SCENES AND THE TALKING HEADS THAT MAYBE THE ELECTED OFFICIALS MIGHT BE. THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE ADY WORKING DILIGENTLY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO IT RIGHT, THAT WE DO IT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH -- WITH ALL OF THE RULES AND PROCEDURES THAT ARE ECESSARY FOR US TO FUNCTION BOTH AS A CITY AND TO DEVELOP OUR COMMUNITY AND -- AND YOU KNOW, I -- I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THAT.

>> THANK YOU. >> OBVIOUSLY, EVERYBODY HAS SAID EVERYTHING.

YOU KNOW I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH.

IT IS -- IT IS A PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU, ANDY. YOU'LL BE GREATLY MISSED. LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ANTHONY, SHOULD -- IT SHOULD BE

A SMOOTH TRANSITION. >> GREAT, WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU ANDY AND EVERYBODY.

ANDY WILL STILL BE HERE THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR AND WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK HE'S DONE FOR US FOR MANY YEARS AND THE SAGE ADVICE AND COUNSEL HE'S GIVEN US, WHILE THERE ARE ALL TYPES OF ATTORNEYS A MUNICIPAL ATTORNEY IS A SPECIALIZED FIELD AND IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU JUST WALK INTO. HE HAS HAD YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND IS VERY WELL REGARDED.

WE'VE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE HIM SO LONG AS AN ATTORNEY. WITH THAT, WE'RE AT THE END OF OUR AGENDA. DO I HAVE A MOTION TO

END THE MEETING? >> MOVED.

>> EVERYONE IN

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