Monday, February 24, 2014

I have placed on the February 25th Commission Agenda (This Tuesday @ 6:30 PM), a vote for the City Commission to approve a DISCUSSION AND/OR ACTION to set a workshop regarding the boat/RV Storage lots.
This is a 'Request to set a date for a workshop to discuss and review the storage lot issues brought forth by residents – Submitted By Commissioner Sims'

The issues I wish to discuss, IF the majority of the commission approves the workshop, are as follows:


● reducing the rates as promised by the Commission
● storage lots continue to be nonprofit, yet monies are being transferred out of the Parking Lot fund to fund other areas of the budget
● create larger parking spaces within our existing lots (to accommodate 40 foot vehicles)
● fill current vacant spaces before any expansion is considered
● restrict the storage lots to Cooper City residents who should have priority, then businesses, and in addition, perform an inventory
● current renters should not be charged solely for a capital investment when the practice is otherwise throughout the city
● current estimate for expansion lot would cost approximately $20,000 per rental family. This is extremely unreasonable.

If you need to change, add or delete anything to this list for discussion (again, IF the majority of the commission approves this workshop) please feel free to do so and contact me so I can add it to my list above.
Let me know if you need anymore information.
 
I hope that the city, and others involved will give notice to everyone as soon as (again, a big 'IF') we have a definite date.  

As such, it seems that the only way this current commission acts on behalf of the residents concerns, is if multitudes of people show up and show their support. Please do so!

The February 25th Commission Meeting agenda can be seen HERE (.PDF format. Click on the Blue Item number to review the supplied backup material for each item)
 

LOCATION: 9090 SW 50TH PLACE, COOPER CITY, FL 33328
 
Please contact your city commission and voice your support for the Storage Lot Workshop. Click HERE for their email and contact info.

Keeping you informed,

John

Commissioner John Sims

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I-595 Reversible Express Lanes


On behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation’s 595 Express team please see below and attached information regarding the upcoming opening of the Reversible Express Lanes on I-595 at the end of March.  The team will also be presenting at the February 26 TCC and CIR meeting, and the March 13 MPO meeting, here at the MPO offices. Go to this link to see all MPO meetings http://www.browardmpo.org/calendar

Attachments (Click on the links below) include:

Flyer announcing an Open House on February 27 from 5PM to 7:30PM at the Signature Grand in Davie.
Fact Sheet
Express Lanes Information


  • If you have any questions please contact Fiorella Alvarez, contact details see below. Or visit the 595 website at www.i-595.com
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/cb9ad7c7c4d08709fe2a2392d/files/Fact_Sheet_February_2014_.pdf

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/cb9ad7c7c4d08709fe2a2392d/files/Express_Lanes_General_Information_February_2014_.pdf

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/cb9ad7c7c4d08709fe2a2392d/files/Open_House_Invitation_February_2014_.pdf

Keeping you informed...

Water shut off in Timberlake


As part of the SW 51st Street Water Main Tie-in Project, water will be SHUT OFF TONIGHT at 8:00PM until 4:00AM, Friday, February 21st.
The areas of shut off are as follows:  SW 92nd Avenue, from 50th Place to 51st Street  AND SW 51st Place, from 92nd Terrace to 51st Street.  
Residents of these areas have all been notified. 
My apologies for the late notice but I received it just this afternoon...


Keeping you informed,

John

Commissioner John Sims



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

West Parking/Storage Lot Notice

The installation of the new security fence at the West RV lot will begin on Monday, February 24.  Below is a letter that will be mailed this week to persons leasing spaces in the West RV lot to notify them they will need to remove their items from the lot for two weeks during the installation.
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February 7, 2014

West RV Lot Lessee

The City of Cooper City is preparing for the installation of security fencing at the West Vehicle Storage Compound.  We are sending this courtesy letter to notify you, as the lessee of a spot in the Storage Compound, that your property (ie: vehicle, boat, trailer, camper etc) must be removed from the Vehicle Storage Compound by 5:00 P.M. Sunday, February 23, 2014.  Should your vehicle not be removed by this date, the City will have your vehicle towed by our towing contractor.  It will then be up to you, the owner, to pay for any and all expenses associated with the towing, storage and recovery of your vehicle.  In addition to the removal of your real property, all debris must be removed from your spot and surrounding area.  Any and all items left behind will be permanently removed and disposed of by the City.  We anticipate this project to be completed by 9:00 A.M. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at which time you can re-enter the storage compound.  There will be absolutely no public access to the storage compound during this work period.

The City has notified Code Enforcement of the project and the need for all vehicles to be stored elsewhere.  During the week of February 23 thru March 8, 2014, you will be allowed to store your recreational/commercial vehicle at your residence.  Please keep this letter as acknowledgement by the City of permission to park your recreational/commercial vehicle at your residence.  Should you have any questions please contact the Public Works Department at 954-434-2300.

Keeping you informed,

John

Commissioner John Sims