THE NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF WESTON F E B - M AY 2 0 0 9
Weston Purchases New Fire Trucks
& EMS Vehicles Fleet Sees a Whole New Look
Weston’s ﬁre trucks and EMS
(Emergency Medical Service)
vehicles have a new look. The City recently
purchased four new ﬁre engines, ﬁve new
EMS trucks and one new tower ladder. Since the
City owns the vehicles the distinctive designs on each truck were designed
by the City as well. Weston’s decision to purchase the vehicles rather than
have the Sheriff provide them within the contract resulted in a cost savings
of $1.2 million over the life of the
New Weston ﬁre trucks
contract, which runs from FY08
The City of Weston is pleased
One thing that hasn’t changed
to call its new ﬂeet of ﬁre trucks
is the dedication and outstanding
and EMS vehicles its own and
service provided by the men
even more proud of the services
and women of the Broward
provided by the men and women
Sheriff’s Ofﬁce who will staff
that operate these vehicles ensuring
these vehicles. Their dedication
the continued level of exceptional
What’s inside: has transpired throughout the
safety of the City’s residents.
required training to ensure
Library Park Open to the proper and safe usage of the
Public for Enjoyment–6 vehicles. The new EMS vehicles
can transport two patients
Weston University Program
simultaneously and allow
paramedics to have 360 degree
Owls Relocated from access to patients.
1 7 2 0 0 R O YA L P A L M B O U L E VA R D WESTON, FL 33326 WWW .WESTONFL.ORG
Community The Weston Fire Rescue Department continuously offers
ﬁre prevention services to residents and groups -
Call Fire Station #81 at 954-389-2015 for more information.
“Flight of the
eston Fire Rescue ﬁreﬁghters. Students had the opportunity
to speak to the ﬁreﬁghters, tour the ﬁre
Department engine to learn about the equipment,
Visits Falcon and even try on DUI (Driving Under
the Inﬂuence) Goggles that simulate the
Cove Middle School.
feeling of intoxication. As students wore
Weston Fire Rescue offers many ser-
the goggles and tried to walk in a straight
vices beyond emergency medical and
line, they quickly learned how difﬁcult it is
ﬁre protection and prevention services.
to function on such a simple task, such as
Education being considered paramount to
walking, while under the inﬂuence.
the well-being of the community, Broward - Residential Fire Escape Plans
The Weston Fire Rescue Department
County Fire Rescue personnel participated - Child Safety Seat Inspections
continuously offers the following ﬁre
- Community Education Programs
prevention services to residents and
and demonstrations on ﬁre
groups - Call Fire Station #81 at
prevention and safety
954-389-2015 for more information.
- Automatic External Deﬁbrillator
inspections and placement
- Public tours of ﬁre stations
assistance for businesses
- Walk-in blood pressure checks
in Falcon Cove Middle School’s “Flight of
the Falcons Day” on November 14, 2008,
to educate students about the equipment
ﬁreﬁghters utilize while on the tour of
duty, safety and prevention tactics.
As the bell rang to switch class periods,
students from each grade rushed out to
the school’s track and ﬁeld to engage in
fun activities such as potato sack races,
basketball games and soccer shoot-out
matches – but the real attraction was
the ﬁre rescue engine, ambulance and
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 2
FREE Annual HOUSEHOLD What’s Inside
HAZARDOUS WASTE AND Happenings at Weston Tennis Center 4-5
ELECTRONICS COLLECTION EVENT Library Park 6
Clean out the garage AND preserve the environment Connecting Students to Nature... 8
Elected Ofﬁcials 9
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009 8AM – 3PM Happenings at Weston Branch Library 10
at the Weston Public Works Services Center, 2599 South Post Road
Help Keep Weston Clean 9
(corner of SW 26th Street; north of Manatee Isles Drive)
Did You Know 11
ALL ITEMS ARE EITHER RECYCLED OR DISPOSED Weston University Program 12-13
OF IN AN ECO-FRIENDLY MANNER
When cleaning out closets, ofﬁces and garages, put aside chemicals and materials that Re-Elected Without Opposition 14
cannot be placed into the trash, along with old electronics, and bring them to the Collection City Contacts 15
Event on Sunday, May 17th.
YMCA Family Center 16-17
Household Hazardous Waste includes: oil and latex paints and thinners, used motor oil, Owls Relocated from Center Field 18
auto ﬂuids and gasoline solvents, pesticides, fertilizers, pool chemicals, drain cleaners, tires,
Infrared Aerial Photos 19
mercury, automobile and boat batteries.
Mayor’s Message 20-21
End of Life Electronics include: Reminder to Residents 21
✔ Computers, monitors, keyboards, mouses
In Need of Service Hours? 22
✔ Terminals, printers, modems
✔ Cell phones Ofﬁcial City Commission Meetings 23
✔ Rechargeable batteries
Vote for Your Favorite Movie 24
✔ Copiers Whiteﬂy - How to Help Your
Landscape Cope 24-25
✔ DVD players/VCRs
Symphony of the Americas 25
Do NOT bring: Note from the City Manager 26-27
Saving Money and Energy 29
✘ Musical Equipment Community Class Schedule 30-32
✘ Appliances Moonlight Movies in the Park 33
Upcoming Events 34-36
Rock & Pop Masters 37
Community Parks Update 38
Theater Series 39
Questions? Call Public Works at 954-385-2600
Free Puppet Shows 39
Happenings The Weston Tennis Center
16451 Racquet Club Road | 954-389-8666
Happenings on and off the Court at th
UPCOMING EVENTS Tennis Center’s very own coaches. Round robin tennis tournament followed
To obtain more information or purchase by a barbecue with Irish beer. Pros will
tickets for any of the following events, CLUB TRIP TO NIGHT play into the round robin to make all
please call the Weston Tennis Center SESSION FOR INTERNATIONAL games competitive. There will also be a
Pro Shop at 954-389-8666. TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN junior clinic so that the whole family can
DELRAY BEACH celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together.
VALENTINE’S DAY ROUND ROBIN Monday, February 23, 2009
AND FASHION SHOW Space is Limited - For tickets please call CASINO NIGHT
Friday, February 13, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. the Weston Tennis Center Pro Shop at Friday, April 1, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
One of the Tennis Center’s most popular 954-389-8666 A professional tennis exhibition will
events, the round robin tournament begin at 6:00 p.m. and the tables will
will be followed by lunch, rafﬂe prizes, ST. PATRICK’S DAY 4 LEAF CLOVER open at 6:30 p.m. Professional dealers
and a fashion show featuring the latest in TENNIS TOURNAMENT will deal Black Jack, Roulette, Craps,
tennis fashion modeled by the Friday, March 13, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Texas Hold-Em, and more (play money
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 4
1. CDT Pro Jessica Navarro
has fun while helping the Holiday
Campers with their tennis
2. 2008 Davis Cup Champion
Venezuela with Captain Ricky
3. Davis Cup Captains from l to r Nico,
Kyle, Ricky, Belen, Dan, and Colin.
4. Camillo Rodriguez and Gary
Johnson shake hands with Jay
Evans and Austin DeBruyne after a
competitive doubles match
5. Ricky Hernandez CDT Pro and
Venezuelan Captain celebrate victory
5 after games were tallied
he Weston Tennis Center
of course!). Great rafﬂe prizes for the Friday is pizza day for all the campers.
winners and refreshments will For information regarding any of the
be provided. tennis programs/events at the Weston
Tennis Center, please contact Tennis
SPRING BREAK CAMP Director Dan DeBruyne at 954-389-8666
Monday, April 6, 2009 – Friday, April 10, or email@example.com
The Weston Tennis Center offers a The Weston Tennis Center
Spring Break Camp April 6th through 16451 Racquet Club Road
April 10 for ages (4-15) designed to
make those ﬁrst on court experiences a
memorable one for those who are looking
for an action packed camp over the break.
Camp sessions are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,
L-R: Commissioner Mercedes
Henriksson, Commissioner Daniel J.
Stermer, Commissioner Angel Gomez,
Senator Nan Rich, Commissioner
Murray Chermak and Mayor Eric Hersh,
as they “push the button”, energizing
the Florida Author’s Fountain.
Open to the Public for Enjoyment
n the crisp fall evening Library Park is a stunning, tranquil retreat out a blanket or sit upon one of the many
of October 30th, the for residents, students, and library patrons park benches throughout this lushly
City Commission alike. The park includes three gazebos landscape escape.
energized the Florida Author’s of varying sizes which will be used for
Fountain, the centerpiece of shaded relaxation along with social events,
Library Park, as the symbolic book fairs, study groups and children’s
grand opening of Weston’s Storytime readings. The centerpiece, the Library Park
newest and probably the last Florida Author’s Fountain, is so named 4255 Bonaventure Boulevard
major park to be constructed in for the informational plaques on Florida Weston, FL Hours: 8am-10pm
the city. Open to the public, the event Authors that ring the walls surrounding
adjacent to the Weston Branch Library
included music, light refreshments and the cascading waters. Another highlight
Art on a Limb, which featured hundreds of and educational feature is the Weston
Library Park bookmarks adorned with an History Walk which tells of our city’s rich
original drawing by a Weston student, all archeological past. Follow the bronze
hanging from the trees to be selected by plaques imbedded in the sidewalk for a
guests as a one-of-a-kind keepsake. strolling education on Weston, then spread
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 6
Library Park contains the Florida Author’s Fountain and Weston History Walk.
Community At each school, classes and/or clubs maintain the butterﬂy
gardens and use them as an ever evolving and changing
Roy Rogers with Falcon Cove Middle Roy Rogers with City Landscape Director,
School Principal Mark Kaplan Drew Gilmore
Connecting Students to Nature
A Partnership Made Not in Heaven, But in the Garden
F or over a year now, Weston’s Roy Rogers has spent a life-time on classes and/or clubs maintain the gardens
10 public schools have a personal quest to connect students to and use them as an ever evolving and
been the benefactors of a great nature. This partnership does just that, by changing learning tool. The City paid for
partnership, forged through an adding to the student’s school curriculum, the informational signage at each location.
initiative by long-time Weston and to their lives, a journey that never Roy provides the plant materials, planting
proponent, environmentalist has to end – one of an education and design, knowledge, enthusiasm, and love
and all-round great individual, appreciation of nature. The partnership of the environment, inspiring students of
Mr.. Roy Rogers. Asked what the is a simple one, involving Roy, the City of all ages. Priceless.
Environmental – Educational Partnership Weston and the School Board of Broward At Cypress Bay High School, the
means to him, Roy said he feels that it County. The School Board approved the partnership also includes the restoration
celebrates connectivity with the community construction of butterﬂy gardens on the and maintenance of an archeological site
and symbolizes a handshake between the property of each school in Weston, along on school property.
city and schools. with the erection of a sign. At each school
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 8
WESTON CITY COMMISSION BROWARD COUNTY Commissioner of Agriculture
954-385-2000 | www.westonﬂ.org CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS and Consumer Services
Broward County Charles H. Bronson 850-488-3022
Mayor Property Appraiser firstname.lastname@example.org.ﬂ.us
Eric M. Hersh Lori Parrish 954-357-6830 The Capitol
954-385-2000 / 954-385-7600 www.bcpa.net Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0810
ehersh@westonﬂ.org Broward Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 111 Chief Financial Ofﬁcer
Commissioner Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 Alex Sink 850-413-3100
Daniel J. Stermer cfo@ﬂdfs.com
954-385-2000 / 954-349-4892 Broward County Sheriff The Capitol
dstermer@westonﬂ.org Al Lamberti 954-831-8900 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0300
Seat No. 3 www.sheriff.org
2601 W. Broward Blvd. Attorney General
Commissioner Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Bill McCollum 850-414-3300
Murray Chermak In lieu of an E-mail address, please log onto www.
954-385-2000 / 954-389-1661 Broward County Supervisor of Elections myﬂoridalegal.com
mchermak@westonﬂ.org Dr. Brenda C. Snipes 954-357-7050 The Capitol
Seat No. 4 www.browardsoe.org Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1050
Broward County Governmental Center
Commissioner 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 102 Florida Governor
Mercedes G. Henriksson Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 Charlie Crist 850-488-7146
954-385-2000 / 954-709-6433 Charlie.crist@myﬂorida.com
mhenriksson@westonﬂ.org Clerk of the Courts of Broward County Executive Ofﬁce of the Governor
Seat No. 2 Howard C. Forman 954-831-5504 400 S. Monroe Street
www.browardclerk.org The Capitol
Commissioner Broward County Main Courthouse Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001
Angel Gomez 201 S.E. 6th Street, Room 136
954-385-2000 / 954-914-1989 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 FEDERAL OFFICIALS
agomez@westonﬂ.org United States House
Seat No. 1 Broward State Attorney of Representatives, District 20
Michael J. Satz 954-357-7050 Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
BROWARD http://sao17.state.ﬂ.us/ 954-437-3936 / 202-225-7931
ELECTED OFFICIALS Broward County Courthouse www.house.gov/wassermanschultz@
754-321-0000 201 S.E. 6th Street, Room 665 mail.house.gov
www.browardschools.com Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 10100 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
James F. Notter, Superintendent of Schools 118 Cannon HOB,
Public Defender of Broward County Washington, DC 20510
Maureen S. Dinnen, Chair Howard Finkelstein 954-831-8650
Jennifer Leonard Gottlieb, Vice Chair** www.browarddefender.org United States Senate
Robin Bartleman** Broward County Courthouse Senator Mel Martinez
Joseph Eggelletion, Jr. 201 S.E. 6th Street, Room 3872 305-444-8332 / 202-224-3041
Beverly A. Gallagher Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 email@example.com
Phyllis C. Hope* 800 Douglas Road, Suite 148,
Stephanie Arma Kraft, Esq. STATE OF FLORIDA OFFICIALS Coral Gables, FL 33134
Ann Murray Florida House of Representatives, District 97 317 Hart Senate Ofﬁce Building,
Dr. Robert D. Parks State Representative Martin D. Kiar Washington, DC 20510
Louis Wexler* 850-487-1588/ 954-346-2813
Benjamin J. Williams martin.kiar@myﬂoridahouse.gov United States Senate
6600 University Drive, Senator Bill Nelson
*Board member representing Weston Parkland, FL 33067 954-693-4851 / 202-224-5274
**Board member at-large billnelson.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm#email
Florida House 3416 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS of Representatives, District 98 716 Hart Senate Ofﬁce Building,
OF BROWARD COUNTY State Representative Franklin Sands Washington, DC 20510
954-357-7000 954-424-6800 / 850-488-0590
www.broward.org franklin.sands@myﬂoridahouse.gov President of the United States
Stacy Ritter, Mayor 7487 NW 4th Street, Plantation, FL 33317 President Barack Obama
Ken Keechl, Vice Mayor 202-456-1111
Florida Senate, District 34 firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne N. Gunzburger Senator Nan Rich The White House
Kristin Jacobs 954-747-7933 / 850-487-5103 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Ilene Lieberman rich.nan.web@ﬂsenate.gov Washington, DC 20500
John E. Rodstrom, Jr. 777 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway,
Diana Wasserman-Rubin* Sunrise, FL 33325
* Commissioners representing Weston
Community “The more you read, the more things you will know. The
more things you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Stories, Reads and Happenings
at the Weston Branch Library
4205 Bonaventure Boulevard 954-389-2098
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Story Time (ages 3 to 6)
Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursdays 11:00 a.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
For Adults Chess Club (all ages and levels)
English Café Sundays 1:30 p.m.
Mondays 10:30 a.m. & Wednesdays 6:00
The World i
p.m. Each month the Weston Branch Library
A conversation practice class for provides an extensive array of classes,
programs and presentations for adults,
intermediate learners of English *Spanish
teens and children. Please call or visit the
Café is available - Call Janine Rodrigues
library for a complete list and you can
for dates and hours at 954-389-2098 ext 247
visit the Weston website events calendar
at www.westonﬂ.org for many of the
Papo Aﬁado programs. Think before you throw...
Mondays 6:00 p.m.
The library offers over a dozen computer
Help Keep Weston Clean
Intermediate conversational Portuguese
classes, including Computer Literacy,
Book-Club-In-A-Bag MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and
A piece of school notebook paper
Publisher. For Computer Classes at the
Start your own book club with everything takes thirty days and thirty nights to
library, call 954-389-2098 X234 break down into pieces small enough
you need to lead a discussion group.
to become part of the earth again. A
Contact Linda Abraham for details at 954-
soda can takes 200 years!!!!! It costs $15
389-2098 ext 249 million a year just to pick up the litter in
our national parks.
For Children & Teens
Call Youth Services for more details at Food or litter thrown out of a car
954-389-2098 ext 252 windows attracts animals to the road
Toddler Time (ages 2 to 3) where they can be killed or injured by
Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Registration through youth services is It’s just as easy to toss litter into
required. a trash can, as it is to toss it onto
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Litter isn’t just an environmental issue. It’s also an economic issue. When prospective
businesses tour a community, they’re looking for a dynamic, growing community
where their businesses can grow.
Did You Know…
For parents of kids in has a towel reuse program and has
public school, a new Parent converted all printed collateral including
Involvement Web site has key cards, key packets, stationery and
been created. The link is available business cards to paper that contains
from the Broward School Board web 30% post consumer ﬁbers.
site, www.browardschools.com. It has
everything parents need to get involved That you can place all clean paper,
and stay involved in their child’s including junk mail, magazines,
education. Click on the Parents tab on catalogues, cereal & shoe boxes, old
Which view do you prefer? the home page. homework, receipts, copy paper, and
s not your
tissue rolls together with your newspaper
The Ft. Lauderdale Weston Courtyard recycling, into one bin. For more
received the FLORIDA GREEN information call Public Works at
n LODGING PROGRAM DESIGNATION 954-385-2600.
– from the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection. An The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure
environmentally friendly hotel conserves Conference Center & Spa and Ireland’s
resources, saves money and attracts Steakhouse at the Hyatt have both earned
customers. To become a designated the prestigious Four Diamond rating from
member of the Florida Green Lodging the American Automobile Association
Program, hotels must implement a variety (AAA).
of green practices. These practices include,
When communities have a lot That 64% of car burglaries in Weston
but are not limited to, water conservation
of litter, it simply shows that the occur to un-locked vehicles. Lock it…
measures through low ﬂow plumbing
people living there don’t care about
ﬁxtures, a linen reuse program, and Don’t Lose It… an easy step to crime
their town’s future. If they don’t,
energy efﬁciency achieved by installing prevention.
new businesses won’t either.
ENERGY STAR® appliances and compact
Litter isn’t just an environmental ﬂorescent light bulbs throughout the A Sense of Community…It starts in
issue. It’s also an economic issue. building. The waste reduction criteria Parks: What transforms a crowd into
When prospective businesses tour are met by providing the opportunity a community? A chance for people to
a community, they’re looking for to recycle, purchasing items in bulk, connect. Parks provide that chance. Parks
a dynamic, growing community purchasing recycled materials and by are where lifetime friendships are formed,
where their businesses can grow. recycling ink and toner cartridges. All where the gap between generations is
designated properties must also use green bridged, where people discover what they
The absence of litter in a community
cleaners and high efﬁciency air ﬁlters. have in common. How do you grow a
reﬂects the pride that it shows and
In addition to these initiatives, the hometown with a sense of community?
really does make a difference.
Ft. Lauderdale Weston Courtyard It starts in parks.
Community Students learned about state and local government while
visiting various city departments and service providers.
Weston University Program
Class of 2009
The City’s Weston University Program, John Flint and Mayor Eric Hersh. They In December, Community Services hosted
initiated in 2002, has graduated six classes spent an afternoon at the Weston Public the group where students teamed up to
and in October welcomed the Class of Safety Building viewing and discussing design their “dream park”. After each
2009. An objective achieved this year, the law enforcement operations. Students group presented their park, designs
program includes students from three participated in Crime Scene Investigation were critiqued on issues such as layout,
high schools: Cypress Bay, Sagemont and techniques including lifting ﬁngerprints access, parking, maintenance, security
now Western, due to the boundaring of and ﬂuids of a wrecked vehicle, after and cost – all factors other than the
Weston students attending Western High. learning of the many requirements such “fun” factor which goes into building a
The program has seen its share of interest chain of evidence and documentation. municipal park. Students also went into
around the county and around the State, Students also tried to “walk the line” the ﬁeld with the “unseen heroes” of
now being highlighted in the Florida
while wearing DUI goggles which municipal government – our public works
League of Cities Citizen Academy Guide.
simulate the effects of having had several professionals who maintain the water and
In October, November and December
drinks, proving that while you may sewer lines, waterways, landscaping, and
classes, the students learned about state
THINK your reﬂexes and responses wetland mitigation areas within the City.
and local government while visiting city
aren’t impaired – they are.
hall and speaking with City Manager
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 12
Community Automatically re-elected, the Mayor and two
City Commissioners were proudly sworn-in to ofﬁce.
The City of Weston
Royal Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11th
Weston Regional Park
at baseball ﬁelds #5-#8
• Age Categories up to
10 years old
• All age groups start promptly
• Bring a basket or bag for
Re-Elected Without Opposition
Mayor Eric Hersh, Commissioner Mercedes Henriksson
• Bring a camera - photos and Commissioner Angel Gomez
with the Royal Bunny
Each were un-opposed and Henriksson’s proud husband Otto
• Arrive Early!
automatically re-elected to serve another watched from the audience as Weston’s
• Bounce Houses after four years in ofﬁce. At the November “parents” swore in his wife for a second
the egg hunt… 17, 2008 City Commission meeting the term in ofﬁce.
Mayor and Commissioners each recited Lastly, Mayor Eric Hersh was
their Oaths of Ofﬁce. provided with what he called the great
For more information please call Stephanie Gomez, also a teacher honor of being able to be sworn in by
the Weston Community Center at within the city, proudly swore in her his two children, Stephanie and Mathew,
954-389-4321 husband, Commissioner Angel Gomez who were just elementary school age
as their children, Samantha, Andrew when the Mayor took ofﬁce on Weston’s
and Jacob stood by dad’s side. very ﬁrst Commission back in 1996.
Commissioner Mercedes Henriksson His proud wife Laurie stood at his
was sworn in by her close friends side. The term limits that Mayor Hersh
Renee Smoley and Roy Rogers. Renee brought forward and helped to adopt,
many years ago was given the term of preclude him from being able to run
endearment as the Mother of Weston and for re-election at the completion of
Roy, the Father of Weston; Commissioner his next four years.
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Broward Sheriff’s Ofﬁce- POLICE / Arts Council of Greater Weston.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-389-4321
Departamento de Policia . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-765-4321 www.westonﬂ.org - Parks & Recreation/Arts Council
Emergency Police/Fire/EMS . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .911 Arts & Events Calendar: http://www.communityartscalendar.
Emergencia Policia/Bomberos/Auxilio Médico .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .911 org/ Email: ArtsCouncil@westonﬂ.org
Non-Emergency Dispatch/Despacho No Emergencia 55+ Club . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-389-4321
BSO Police Administration/Policia - Administración .954-389-2010 www.westonﬂ.org - Parks & Recreation/55+ Club
Weston Police Services Building, 17300 Royal Palm Blvd. email: Dot41@aol.com
Weston Trafﬁc Unit/Weston Unidad de Traﬁco .. .. .. .. ..954-389-2016
Crime Prevention/Prevención del Crimen .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..954-389-2030 Public Works Services Center - water & sewer/
Code Enforcement/Aplicación de Reglamentos . .. .. .. .. ..954-389-2067 Obras Públicas - Agua y Alcantarillado
At the Public Works Services Center
Broward Sheriff’s Ofﬁce- FIRE Department Administration 2599 South Post Road .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-385-2600
. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-389-2015 New connections, billing info./
Bomberos - Administración Nuevas conexiones, cuentas .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-746-3232
Emergency Police/Fire/EMS . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..911 Problems/Problemas
Emergencia Policia/Bomberos/Auxilio Médico.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..911 Bonaventure area of Weston .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-888-6087
Station No. 81, 17350 Royal Palm Blvd. After hours and weekends for Bonaventure .. .. .. .. .. 954-888-6087
Indian Trace area (all areas except Bonaventure). .. .. 954-385-2600
Building & Permitting/Construcción & Permisos After hours and weekends for Indian Trace .. .. .. .. .. 954-385-2600
C.A.P. Government, Inc... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-385-0500
2700 S. Commerce Parkway, Suite 101 Garbage/Desecho
All Service Refuse – Customer Service .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-583-1830
Broward County Weston Branch Library/Biblioteca
4205 Bonaventure Blvd. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-389-2098 Planning & Zoning/Planiﬁcación y Zoniﬁcación
Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-921-7781
Advanced Cable (Channel #25 for City information)954- 753-0100 Weston Community Center
Comcast Cable (Channel #78 for City information).. 800-568-1212 20200 Saddle Club Road . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-389-4321
Direct Path (Channel #62 for City information) .. .. .. 888-686-6110
Weston Sports Alliance/Alianza Deportiva de Weston
City Hall/Oﬁcinas Municipales .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 954-385-2000 Sports League Information & Registration .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-389-4321
City Manager/Asst. City Mgr./CFO / City Clerk/Finance/ www.westonﬂ.org
Communications/Business Tax Receipt (F/K/A Occupational
Licenses) 17200 Royal Palm Blvd. Weston Tennis Center/Centro de Tenis
16451 Racquet Club Road.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-389-8666
Community Services / Servicios Comunitarios www.westontennis.com
Parks & Recreation/ Parques y Diversión
20200 Saddle Club Road . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 954-389-4321 Weston Web Site / Página de web www.westonﬂ.org
www.westonﬂ.org - Parks & Recreation: info on parks, events &
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Community The Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston is open Monday thru Friday
5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday’s 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday’s 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. and is located inside of the Weston Regional Park.
The Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston
Creating a Healthier, Stronger Community in 2009
The Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, be accessible to a signiﬁcant segment of HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF
formerly known as the West Broward the community it serves. Everything the THE SHEINBERG FAMILY YMCA OF
YMCA Family Center, caters to a multitude YMCA wants to accomplish and hopes WESTON–
of people in our community regardless of to do for its members and community Stop by anytime during regular operating
age, ability, race, religion, sex or income begins with and relies upon the quality hours for a personal tour of the facility.
by providing a wide range of programs of human interaction and relationship The friendly and knowledgeable staff will
and services. In line with the YMCA’s goal building referred to as “membership.” show you our family center features and
explain the numerous beneﬁts YMCA
of developing a healthy spirit, mind and Members discover connection, belonging
members can expect to receive. There are
body for everyone, the YMCA ultimately and the comfort of community. The
ﬁve categories of membership to choose
contributes to a healthier and stronger YMCA’s unique approach to membership
from; Family, Senior Couple, Adult, Senior
community. is inclusive and welcomes all people; no
and Teen - there is something for everyone.
As a charitable 501(C)3 organization, one is turned away from the YMCA due to
The YMCA has no contracts and makes
the law requires that YMCA programs the inability to pay.
membership affordable and accessible for all.
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 16
For more information regarding membership or programs please
call (954) 424-9622 or visit www.ymcabroward.org.
THE YMCA OFFERS A WIDE VARIETY WHAT’S COOKING) • TRIATHLON CLUB
OF PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE OF ALL • SWIM LESSONS AND • COOL RUNNER’S
AGES AND ABILITIES. COMPETITIVE AQUATICS • GROUP EXERCISE AND SPINNING
SPRING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN:
• Y-KIDS FITNESS AND TWEEN SPRING PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS: SPRING PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES:
• MEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL, • PARENT’S NIGHT OUT PROGRAM
• KIDZ CLUB AFTERSCHOOL BASKETBALL AND SOFTBALL
PROGRAM AND CAMP FUN DAYS • BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND
• CO-ED VOLLEYBALL AND SPECIAL EVENTS
• AFTERSCHOOL SPORTS AND TINY SOFTBALL
TOT SPORTS • FIT FAMILY CHALLENGE
• PERSONAL TRAINING AND
• Y-WINNERS SPORTS (BASKETBALL, • Y-GUIDES FOR FATHERS AND SONS
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
ROLLER HOCKEY, VOLLEYBALL, AND Y-PRINCESSES FOR FATHERS
FLAG FOOTBALL AND AND DAUGHTERS
• ACTIVE OLDER ADULT CLASSES
CHEERLEADING) • CPR AND FIRST AID CLASSES
• AQUATIC FITNESS AND MASTERS
• ENRICHMENT CLASSES
(MAD SCIENCE, SELF DEFENSE,
Community A new habitat was constructed under the supervision of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The new home construction
Owls Relocated from Center Field
City Provides Condo Assistance for Burrowing Owls
hroughout the summer, Relocating the cute creatures is more mating season and then guidelines were
two adult Florida involved than ﬁlling in their burrow. The followed in the construction of a new
Burrowing Owls had owls are considered a species of special burrow, which was placed on the “other
made themselves at home in concern within the State of Florida, as they side of the fence” along the
the center of soccer ﬁeld #3 have lost their habitat to development fenced off embankment,
at Weston’s Vista Park. throughout the area. In the case of the to ensure the burrow
Burrowing Owls do just as the name Vista Park pair, the City’s Parks and is not disturbed. A
implies – they burrow or dig into the Recreation Department operated under new condo built
ground making a tunnel-like home. the direction of the Florida Fish and for two!
These 9-inch underground dwellers Wildlife Conservation Commission,
particularly like golf courses and ball Division of Habitat and Species
ﬁelds due to their soft, sandy soil and Conservation, Species Conservation
night-time lighting which attracts insects, Planning Section.
their main food supply. The nest was undisturbed through the
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 18
For busy parents trying to
plan ahead the next school
year calendar has been
approved and is available
on-line. Students begin school on
August 24, 2009 and end on June 9,
2010. Winter break will begin Monday,
Infrared Aerial Photos of
December 21, 2009 and return to school
Monday, January 4, 2010. Spring Break
all Properties in Broward begins Monday, March 29, 2010 with
students returning on Tuesday, April
Helpful in Identifying Rooftop Moisture
6, 2010. To view the entire school year
The Broward County Property Appraiser’s overhang as that will show high moisture
web site has a new feature that can assist contact. calendar go to: www.browardschools.
owners of any home, business or structure. Steps for viewing infrared aerials:
You can view infrared aerial photos, to
assist you in identifying rooftop areas • Log onto www.bcpa.net
where moisture may be accumulating.
• Click “Property Search” and follow
Anyone with a leaking roof will ﬁnd this
steps to pull up property record
particularly helpful, and it can be used as
a preventative resource. • When at the property record, click
“View Map” to view the aerial
Condominium residents and HOA Boards • On the left side, click on the drop
may want to share this information with down “Aerials” to select the Infrared
their maintenance workers/company. 2008 photos
One caution: ignore areas with tree
Community Our conservative forecasting and business models, and our contract
form of government have allowed us to maintain a strong balance
sheet during these challenging times.
How’s Weston Doing?
Eric M. Hersh, Mayor
The most frequent question asked of me, can to cut expenses, while at the same provide the standard of services you have
almost daily, is “How is Weston doing in time, now is NOT the time to cut back come to expect in Weston. Be positive,
these difﬁcult ﬁnancial times?” on those expenses which make Weston be enthusiastic about where we live, and
In short, the answer is very well. Sure, a special place to live and work. Times enjoy life in Weston! This nation has faced
we are experiencing a downturn like will improve, as the economy always goes adversity before and has come through
everyone else, including a marked increase through cycles, and during difﬁcult cycles
with ﬂying colors. I have no doubt that we
in housing foreclosures, and business we must invest and improve, so that when
will do so again.
downturns. However, our conservative the cycle turns, we lead the way out.
Allow me to comment on Davie
forecasting and business models, and our Our housing market is suffering as it
Commons, a massive 2.1 million square
contract form of government have allowed is throughout the country, especially in
foot retail/ofﬁce/hotel project proposed
us to maintain a strong balance sheet Florida. However, we are beneﬁting by
to be developed on the east side of I-75 at
during these challenging times. the tax portability more than most cities in
Royal Palm Boulevard. This project would
Although we went through our Broward. People want to live in Weston, so
budget process last September, we are still as prices have declined, people are looking create over 32,000 trips per day on I-75 and
comfortable with our forecasts through the at opportunities in our community. If Weston’s roads, and although the project
end of this Fiscal Year. We have maintained we were to cut our ascetics, and cut our is completely in the Town of Davie, ALL
all our service levels, and expect to services, we would be less desirable, and the impact of trafﬁc is in Weston. Some
continue to be able to maintain the high fall to be like every other city. That is not a of you have been asked in surveys by the
standards we set. wise course; so instead, we continue to developer if you would like a high end
Some interesting statistics comparing shopping mall near Weston. The problem
Fiscal Year 2008 vs Fiscal Year 2009:
• Taxable Value of property in Weston
is expected to decline 5.3% to $7.97
• Total City Revenue is expected to
decline 2.5% to $99 million
• State Revenue sharing which comes
back to the city is expected to decline
• Expenditures for the City are expected
to decline by 9.6% from last year
• Our general fund reserves are
currently 1.3 times our annual general
fund budget, well above the targets
we set years ago
So sure, the tasks are challenging, but
we are constantly looking to improve
our model, and adjust where ever we
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 20
is the developer doesn’t explain that the County Commission for a ﬁnal vote.
impact to our quality of life would be Broward County Commissioner Diana
dramatic, and very negative, in terms of Wasserman-Rubin represents the greater If you have a medical or any
trafﬁc, crime, and the need to widen and portion of Weston. Commissioner
expand our roadway system. Wasserman-Rubin voted IN FAVOR
other type of emergency ,
In November, the Broward County of the project, despite the fact that the always call 9-1-1.
Commission heard this issue, and passed project is outside of her district. It was
it up to the next level on a 5-3 vote (5 votes Commissioner Wasserman-Rubin’s vote For suspicious incidents always call the
are required for approval). We MUST that could have stopped this project, and
Broward Sheriff’s Ofﬁce (BSO), NOT your
have this project defeated - it is the one therefore, by her vote, she has forced us to
community gate attendant or security
issue that could derail much of what we continue to spend thousands of dollars to
have accomplished as to quality of life in continue to ﬁght this project. The project guard. The security guards that patrol gated
Weston. comes back to the County Commission communities are an excellent deterrent to
Broward County Commissioner Lois for a ﬁnal vote in a few months, and we crime. If there is a disturbance or suspicious
Wexler is one of two members of the need your help in telling Commissioner
person, they should not be called to respond
County Commission representing a portion Wasserman-Rubin that we want to
or be placed in harms way. Only BSO can
of Weston, as well as representing the area maintain our lifestyle in Weston, and that
where the project is located. Commissioner approving a project that puts the entire make arrests. Deputies are armed and
Wexler fought hard on our behalf, voting trafﬁc burden in Weston is unacceptable! trained for all law enforcement responses.
AGAINST the project. I know she will do You can contact Commissioner Wasserman-
so again when this comes back to the Rubin at email@example.com,
or call her at 954-357-7008. Many of you
have already helped out by contacting her,
but I would encourage you to do so again.
This is a ﬁght we can’t afford to lose!
As we begin 2009, we are hopeful that
it is the beginning of better economic times
for all. On behalf of Commissioner Stermer,
Commissioner Chermak, Commissioner
Henriksson and Commissioner Gomez,
we wish you much health, happiness, and
prosperity throughout this New Year.
Community The 55+ Club has a wealth of activities and events
from card games to bus trips and more.
Are You a Company
or Organization in
Need of Students to
Help With a Project?
Weston’s Communications Department
maintains a list of high school students
desiring service hours required for
graduation. The City uses students
during city sponsored events and
activities throughout the year. While the
city doesn’t have enough service hours
for all students, we can put community
organizations, businesses or groups in
touch with interested students.
Students interested in being added
It’s a Party
Weston’s 55+ Club Celebrates
to the volunteer list, or organizations
in need of volunteers, should call the The 55+ Club celebrated 7 years in existence check out the monthly
Weston Communications ofﬁce at with a lunch at the Bonaventure Country schedule of events at
954-385-2002 or 954-385-2008. Club. An active group of men and women www.westonﬂ.org
who meet weekly for cards, games, trips, under Parks &
lunches, seminars and more, the group is Recreation.
always looking for new members.
Call the Weston Community Center
for more information at 954-389-4321 or
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 22
L-R: Commission Gomez, Commissioner Stermer,
All meetings of the City Commission are held at Weston City Hall, located at the 17200
State Representative Sands, Mayor Hersh, Bert
Royal Palm Boulevard. Waters, J.D., SFWMD, Commissioner Henriksson
and Commissioner Chermak.
• Meetings can be viewed on the City’s website at www.westonﬂ.org click
on live and archived.
• City Commission meetings are telecast live over the City’s government
access channel for cable television subscribers, and are re-broadcast:
is in Our
Tuesday at 9 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday at 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Advanced Cable subscribers tune to Channel #25
Comcast subscribers tune to Channel #78
Direct Link subscribers tune to Channel #62 Hands…
City Commission 2009 On December 1st the City Commission
7:00 pm gratefully accepted a $1 million grant
check from the South Florida Water
Tuesday, February 17th Management District (SFWMD) for the
Monday, March 2nd City’s Bonaventure Stormwater Pump
Monday, March 16th Station replacement project, obtained
Monday, April 6th with the assistance of State Representative
Monday, April 20th Franklin Sands.
Monday. May 4th
This $3.3 million project replaces the
30-year old, obsolete pumps servicing
the Bonaventure Development District,
Commission meeting agendas are available in both English and Spanish to provide ﬂood control for the residents
on the City website and can also be viewed on the City’s government
and businesses in the Bonaventure Basin.
access cable channel.
Meeting dates are subject to change, please conﬁrm prior to attendance.
Community The Weston web site’s event calendar has up-to-date information on
all city sponsored or co-sponsored events: www.westonﬂ.org
Vote for Your Whiteﬂy Destroy
M P A OVIES IN THE ARK ON PRIL 11TH
The movie choice receiving the most votes will be shown on icus trees and hedges
April 11th at 8:00pm in the Weston Regional Park throughout South Florida
have been hard hit by the
Vote on-line at www.westonﬂ.org on the Weston Homepage Ficus Whiteﬂy, which causes
the leaves to turn yellow and
drop from the plant. The pest is
new to the continental US and has been
found mainly infesting ﬁcus, weeping ﬁg,
banyan trees, strangler ﬁg, ﬁddle-leaf ﬁg
and banana-leaf ﬁg; all species of ﬁcus.
The underside of infested leaves look
as though they are dotted with small,
Kung-Fu Panda silver or white spots. The insects feed
on the underside of the leaves with
their “needle-like” mouthparts, and can
seriously injure the host plants causing
wilting, yellowing, stunting growth, leaf
drop and even death.
Efforts to understand and control this
Star Wars – The Clone Wars pest are still on-going but there are
several options currently available.
• Monitor ﬁcus plants for early signs
of infestation which will be easier to
manage (prior to defoliation); look
for the specks on the underside of
• Insecticidal soap or oil sprays are
effective for small trees or shrubs
Speed Racer – coverage of the undersides of
leaves is especially important. It
Movies are featured on a giant inﬂatable screen.
is necessary to repeat applications
Bring lawn chairs or blankets for a fun-ﬁlled family event in the park.
every 7-10 days. If hedges are
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 24
ying Vegetation in South Florida
Help Your Landscape Cope
The City of Weston
trimmed, bag clippings to reduce City maintained landscaping has also
spreading insects. been affected – Proudly Presents
• Once infestation has been removed, Some trees and hedges in the city rights-
feed with fertilizer to assist foliage of-way have been damaged by this pest.
in recovery. Crews have and continue to apply sprays
to control the whiteﬂy and minimize
Preserving Landscape Not Infected – further injury. There are cases where of the America’s
The current recommendation is to: nymphs were already active on the
• Drench the soil around the base of ﬁcus before it completely absorbed the
the tree or hedge with a product that pesticides. The damaged hedges have Saturday, February 28, 2009
contains a neonicotinoid compound (you been treated with fertilizer and plant 8:00pm
can ask at your garden supply). These stimulants to help the ﬁcus recover and
products can provide sufﬁcient control regenerate as quickly as possible. As we With guest artist Stanislav Drzewiecki
for 4-8 months depending on the size of are in the semi-dormant time of year, they on piano.
the tree or shrub. will take a bit longer to heal. The liquid Drzewiecki performed his ﬁrst
• Monitor plants 3 months after applications will be repeated as necessary concert tour at age 6 in Japan. Now
application for the presence of nymphs. until the plant has fully recovered and at the age of 20, he is the laureate of
This can also be applied to treat “hot once again provides the same buffer for many prestigious awards.
spots” or get quick knockdown, in residents as before. This process is faster Performance is held in the Cypress
addition to the soil applications, but and more economical than installing new Bay Theater, 18600 Vista Park Boulevard.
should not be applied to all of the material and waiting for it to mature and FREE Parking
foliage. The soil application will provide provide a similar buffer size.
the longest control. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
and $10 for students with ID, available
** These applications are recommended in advance at the Weston Community
to be done by a professional pest control Center, 20200 Saddle Club Road in the
service. All but one brand of the chemicals Regional Park. Tickets will be sold at the
require a license to purchase. An door, the evening of the performance only,
experienced, licensed landscape contractor beginning at 6 p.m.
could also make the application.
Call 954-389-4321 for
information on tickets
Bringing performances to you, right in your
Community Our 2018 Strategic Value and Business Plan is built on the foundation
of our original business plan which enabled us to make sound
decisions in a business-like manner.
A Note from the City Manager
John R. Flint
The current downturn in the global which to identify our goals and certain revenues, thereby causing us to take
economy gives good cause for concern methodically achieve them. a comprehensive look at the 2015 Plan.
as to where we as a city are going in the As the city’s ﬁrst ﬁve years drew to Today we are ﬁnalizing the 2018 Plan
future. To best look forward it helps to a close we prepared the 2010 Strategic which not only takes into account the
understand where we’ve been and where Value and Business Plan. This new plan recent tax reform measures, but also
we are today. utilized a ten year horizon and embraced accounts for the impacts of the current
Prior to the city’s incorporation in 1996, the concept that value be added to each economic environment. This iteration
we prepared a ﬁve-year business plan that and every-thing that we do. Utilizing a of the plan will guide us through these
forecasted our infrastructure and services ten year horizon enabled us to take a more uncertain times by identifying the
needs and the associated revenues and comprehensive and long-term approach resources necessary to assure that we
expenses needed to support those needs. to providing, maintaining and enhancing are able to maintain and enhance our
In doing so we set the foundation to the City’s infrastructure and services. infrastructure and services, not diminish
operate the city in a business-like manner Embracing the value added concept our quality of life, and be well prepared for
and used the business plan as a tool by assured that we remain mindful of our the return of a healthy economy.
obligation to add value to the City, through The 2018 Strategic Value and Business
increased property values and enhancing Plan is built on the foundation of our
the quality of life that has brought us original business plan and its successors, all
all to Weston. The plan was speciﬁcally of which have enabled us to make sound
designed to be reviewed periodically with decisions in a business-like manner, and
the ﬂexibility to be able to adapt to or this newest plan will enable us to continue
counter conditions beyond our control. to do the same into the future.
The 2010 Plan worked as designed Evidence of the success of these plans is
and successfully provided the basis our ability to continue to maintain, enhance
for the ensuing city budgets. and add to our infrastructure, and thereby
In 2004, the 2010 Plan was continue to add value to the City, despite
updated to the 2015 Plan. the current economic climate. Some of
The ability to review and the projects currently in progress are the
amend the plan proved rebuilding of the storm water management
both useful and necessary system serving the Bonaventure
when in 2006 and 2007 the community that replaces 40 year old
Florida Legislature and pumps with a state-of-the-art system in
Governor implemented storm hardened structures; Manatee Isles
tax reform measures Drive will be upgraded with the addition
that impacted the City’s of curbing, bicycle lanes, drainage and
ability to generate landscaping; and the City’s trafﬁc and
street signage will be replaced with a newly due to its past. Our Strategic Value and
designed system that will withstand 100 Business Plans are one of the cornerstones
mph winds. of our municipal corporation that has,
In the event the new President and along with our proven contract style of
the Congress enact an economic stimulus managing our government, positioned us
package that includes funding for local to be prepared to successfully meet the
government infrastructure, the 2018 Plan challenges that lie ahead.
already identiﬁes our infrastructure needs From all of us who have the privilege to
and will enable us to respond quickly to serve you, our best wishes for a healthy
move these projects forward. and prosperous new year, and remember,
Weston’s future remains bright, in part we’re only a phone call or email away.
Principals and a student from
every school in Weston, both
public and private, gathered
at Weston’s Annual Principal’s
Lunch. Mayor Hersh, City
Manager John Flint, and key
staff meet each year with school
principals to ensure open
communication and get input
on how the City can participate
and assist in their programs
Cyclists enjoy a portion of Weston’s 46 miles of marked bike lanes throughout our hometown.
Community “The community in which you choose to live, indeed, can be an oasis
of comfort in the midst of a maddeningly impersonal world.”
Clockwise from top left:
Six Weston students recognized and honored for their development of an
Abolish Bullying Campaign; City Manager Flint (right) shows off one of
Weston’s new EMS vehicles to Broward County Fire Rescue Chief Joseph Lello;
League soccer in action!; Practicing soccer kicking skills in the Weston Regional
Park; Rick and Rita Case where presented with a City Proclamation
proclaiming Rick Case Bike for Kids Month in Demember.
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 30
Saving Money Next Free
and Energy Residential
CITY INITIATES ENERGY CONSERVATION Bulk Pickup
PROGRAM IN CITY BUILDINGS AND
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES
STREET LIGHTS Wednesday, April 15th
CITY OWNED BUILDINGS $60,000 annually. A comprehensive Thursday, April 16th
The City has embarked on an energy study of the city owned street lighting or
and money saving retroﬁt of older system was conducted which includes Friday, April 17th
technology ﬂuorescent lighting ﬁxtures 1,300 street lights in the Indian Trace
in all city-owned buildings. The Development District along city
current ﬁxtures are being replaced with roadways. The project will provide for
Saturday, April 18th
new, energy efﬁcient ﬁxtures which the installation of voltage regulators at
provide for a 25% reduction in energy each of the 38 electricity service points
which provide energy to the street lights. WHICHEVER date is the date of your
consumption, resulting in a 25% savings
The regulators reduce the voltage which regular garbage collection. Place items
on electricity costs, while also reducing
is drawn, with no perceptible reduction curbside by 7:00am on that date. Multi-
in the light emitted. family units & Townhomes: place items
The replacement of ﬁxtures has
There are a number of additional next to dumpster.
already been completed in the Police
and Public Works facilities. The Weston beneﬁts to the project which include an
immediate and lasting cost savings of Please note that items not collected that day,
Community Center, three ﬁre stations
25-30% on electric costs (over $60,000 will be collected the next day – dependent
and all city maintenance buildings and
per year), an extended life of the current upon the amount of participation, trucks
outdoor restroom buildings within
ﬁxtures and lamps of up to 300%, and a may not get to every location by the end
city parks will be completed by the
carbon footprint reduction of 369 metric of the day.
end of the year. Weston City Hall was
constructed with energy efﬁcient ﬁxtures tons of CO2 emission per year.
so it is not included in the project. The The payback is 2 to 3 years, and the
payback or return on investment for the life expectancy of the regulator system is
cost of the new ﬁxtures is approximately estimated at over 25 years. City leaders
2 1⁄2 years. are looking forward to the completion
of this energy efﬁciency program by the
CITY OWNED STREET LIGHTS end of 2009.
A second energy conservation program
will commence this Spring, which will
provide for energy cost savings of over
Community Class Schedule
Weston Regional Park Children/Youth Program
Karate Wed 6-7pm (Ages 6-8) and 7-8pm youngrembrants.com. Winter Session II: 1/23 Junior Jazzercise Wed. 3:30-4:30 (5-7 years)
(Ages 9+). Provide your child with the to 3/13. Spring Session I: 3/20 to 5/15 (no & 4:30-5:30 (8-12 years). Fitness is fun with
ability to defend him/herself and react with class 4/10) Cost $80. this exercise program designed especially for
conﬁdence. David Schopp, 3rd degree Black children…learn about nutrition, the body and
Belt in Goju Karate, will teach your children The Play’s the Thing! Fri 3:15-4:15 pm (ages the importance of physical ﬁtness. Learn the
the basic principles of self-defense, ﬁghting, 7-8). Students engage in the theatrical process latest cool dance moves to your favorite pop
weaponry and forms. Cost $125/3 months. through acting exercises designed to increase and hip hop music! For more information call
$25 LATE FEE if tuition is not paid by the concentration, free the imagination and 954-389-2624. Cost is $36/per month (One
10th of the month. (returning students only) increase conﬁdence. Movement for the stage, time $25 registration fee made payable to Fit
Continuous. character development and improvisation First, Inc.) Call instructor for class schedule.
techniques are used to help students develop
Superstars Dance and Baton Thurs 4:00- a script based on a value laden folktale. A Fun In Spanish Wed. and Fri. 9:30-11:00 (ages
5:00 (beg. ages 5-7), 5:00-6:00 (beg. ages class presentation will be held the last day of 2-5) Don’t forget your Spanish. The only
8-12), 6:00-7:00 (intermediate). One hour class. Limit 12 kids/class. Cost is $210. Robin way to hang on to your roots is to practice.
classes separated by age and ability. High Braun and the Inside Out Theatre Company: Learn and practice Spanish with Latin kids
energy combination classes include dance, 954-385-3060. Spring Session will run from and others that wish to learn in a playful,
cheerleading and baton twirling. Develop 1/30/09 to 4/24/09. musical and artistic environment. For
grace, poise and self conﬁdence. Members information, please call 954-822-7528 or email
will be invited to perform in Disney World, Bright & Smart Robotics Fri. 6:00-7:30 (7-12 Marigmtours@bellsouth.net. Cost is $10/
University of Miami half time show, years). Kid oriented program that develops session or 5 classes for $40. Continuous.
local events and much more. Wendy engineering skills based on robot assembling,
Russell is an award winning, professional computer programming and teamwork. Chess Club Mon. 4:30-6:00 or Fri. 6:00-
choreographer. For more information visit A six-week class full of fun, exciting and 7:30 (ages 5-18 years) Chess Club builds a
www.ﬂoridasuperstars.com or call 954-438- rewarding experiences that help children to connected community and motivates our
2075. Cost $45/month. (Plus $25 registration discover and learn new skills in an interactive youth to achieve their personal best. The club
fee and $20 baton required). Monthly fee approach to science. Space is limited to is looking for beginners or advanced players.
includes unlimited classes at locations around 12 students. Cost is $150 for six classes of Chess gives students the opportunity to gain
Broward County. Continuous. 1½ hr. each. Session 1/23 to 2/27. A Free wisdom, logic, memory, and knowledge. Cost
demo class on 3/27 is available for session is $130 for 8 sessions. For more information
Teen Performance Workshop Sunday, 4/3 to 5/15. Call 954-816-3346 or email at contact Chess Grand Master Garcia at
7:15pm-9:15pm (ages 15-18 years) This class info@BrightSmart.com to RSVP for the free firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 375-2179.
is for students interested in helping write demo classes. For more information about our Continuous.
and produce a performance piece based on programs visit wwwBrightSmart.com.
relevant issues in their lives. Through the use Stroller Strides Mon through Fri 9:15-1015
of improvisation and scene work, students Musical Theatre Production Class Sun. 4:00- and Sat. 8:30-9:30am. Stroller Strides, a
will hone their acting and performance skills 7:00pm (9-12 years). This class focuses on one hour total body workout designed
as they present the play in a café-style setting training in acting and movement with a speciﬁcally for moms with stroller age
at the end of the season. Limit 12 kids/class. rehearsal period that leads to a performance children (6 weeks-4 years), offering classes
For more information call Robin at 954-385- of one of our original musicals. Instruction that combine power walking, running and
3060. Cost is $375. Spring session will run includes traditional Stanislavski techniques, intervals of body toning using exercise
from 2/1/09 to 5/3/09. improvisation, and character development. tubing, ﬁtness balls, the environment AND
No experience is necessary; this class leads your stroller (except umbrella strollers)
Young Rembrandts Fri. 4:30-5:30pm (ages 3 to a performance in a professional theatre This is not just a stroll in the park but a
½ to 13 years) Young Rembrandts prepares setting and students are expected to be workout that gets you striding into your
children for goals set forth by the National committed and work at the highest level of best shape while spending time with your
Standard for Art Education. Our exclusive professionalism. Limit 12 kids/class. Cost child and other moms. Babies are Stroller
program dispels the myth that art is a talent is $395. Call Robin Braun of the Inside Out Strides priority, so don’t worry if yours
a child has or doesn’t have. We view art Theatre Company for more details: 954-385- is fussy! Classes are taught by nationally
not merely as a talent, but as a skill that 3060. Spring Session will run from 2/1/09 certiﬁed instructors who are moms-- just
can, and should, be learned by all children. to 5/11/09. like you --and structure class so that moms
Price includes all materials. For more can make baby happy and not miss out
information call 954-647-6403 or visit www. on your workout. Whatever your ﬁtness
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 30
to 4/21 (NO CLASS 4/7) and workout with their kids. This class
Thursday Session: 1/08 to 2/26 and then 3/05 is a high energy, active class with your
to 4/30 (NO CLASS 4/9) little ones. Introducing them to sports and
making ﬁtness fun while setting the pace
Cost is $65 per session. T-shirts can be for them in years to come. Parent and child
purchased for an additional $8. Class can be will help develop your child’s coordination,
prorated if you join late. concentration, and motor skills, while having
fun in a safe, non-competitive environment.
Fencing Club – Mon. and Wed.: Beginners Every week focuses on a different sport.
(6:30-7:30) Intermediate/advanced (7:30- Activities include soccer, hockey, basketball,
9:00) We invite males and females, ages 10 hula hoops, bean bag skills, football, tennis,
and up, to join our fencing classes and learn t-ball, obstacle courses, golf and much more.
the sport of fencing! We offer beginner and For more information, please call 954-385-8511
intermediate level foil classes, taught by a or go to www.kidokinetics.com. Class meets
former member of the Bulgarian National INDOORS at the Community Center.
Fencing Team, Antoaneta Spassova. Our
level, Stroller Strides will give you the members include nationally ranked members Ages 2-3 years
workout you need. Stroller Strides is more of the committee. Cost is $65 per month. (Mondays 10:30-11:15)
than just a ﬁtness class. An important part For more information call (954) 389-4391, Winter Session I: 1/12/09 to 2/23/09
of the Stroller Strides program includes email email@example.com, or Winter Session II: 3/2 to 4/20
playgroups, Moms Night Out, Community contact Coach Antoaneta Spassova at (NO CLASS 4/6)
Service Projects, and other social activities firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (954) 249-
for you, your baby, and your family, which 3295. Continuous. Ages 18 mos-4 years
is a great way for you and your child to (Saturdays 9:00-9:45)
make new friends! Multiple Class packages Babykinetics - Kidokinetics Baby is an Winter Session I: 1/10 to 2/28
are available starting from $2.75/class introduction to physical activity for babies. Winter Session II: 3/7 to 4/25
with a monthly membership. For more Our classes increase body awareness and
information call Jennifer 469-487-6647 or help babies learn, coordination and balance Cost is $65 per session. T-shirts can be
go to www.strollerstrides.net/weston. and to control muscles. Babies will have a purchased for an additional $8. Class can be
Continuous. fun opportunity to interact with soccer balls, prorated if you join late.
footballs, bouncy balls, bean bags, cones, hula
Kidokinetics - Kidokinetics is the fun way hoops, tunnels and much more, all with their
to ﬁtness that’s inspiring kids to get up, parents. Pee Wee Dance - Tues. 10:00-10:30 (ages 2-3)
get moving and get in shape! We are an all Ages 15 months to 24 months Instructed by Dance Through the Ages, this is
around sports ﬁtness program for children (Monday 9:30-10:15) an introduction to the art of dance. Students
ages 2 years old to 10 years old. Your children Winter Session I: 1/12 to 2/23 wil learn the basics (pointing & ﬂexing of
will develop important building blocks for Winter Session II: 3/2 to 4/20 the feet, turning, ﬁne & gross motor skills)
life: discipline, conﬁdence, coordination, ﬁne (NO CLASS 4/6) while using innovative props and listening
and gross motor skills, and ﬁtness. Activities to familiar preschool tunes All instructors
include: soccer, hockey, tennis, basketball, Ages 6 months to 14 months are trained dancers, as well as teachers, and
volleyball, golf, t-ball, polo, lacrosse, frisbee, (Fridays 11:30-12:15) will promote fun , positive atmosphere in
hula-hoops, obstacle courses, relays, hurdles Winter Session I: 1/9 to 2/27 order to encourage a love of dance for all
and more. For more information call 954-385- Winter Session II: 3/6 to 5/1 students Recital option is open for all students
8511 or go to www.kidokinetics.com. Classes (NO CLASS 4/10) interested. Meredith Dreyfuss, Dance
meet INDOORS at the Community Center. Director, is a member of the International
Tuesdays: Thursdays: Cost is $65 per session. T-shirts can be Dance Teacher’s Association and is a trained
Ages 3-5 4:00-4:45 purchased for an additional $8. Class can be dancer with over 10 years of teaching
Ages 2-3 4:45-5:30 prorated if you join late. experience. Please call (954) 260-4409 for more
Ages 5-10 4:15-5:00 information or visit www.dancetta.com. Cost
Ages 3-5 5:00-5:45 Kidokinetics Jr. - Parent and Child Sports is $54/month. Continuous.
Sat 9:00-9:45am (Ages 18 months - 4 years).
Tuesday Session: 1/13 to 2/24 and then 3/03 We all know that parents love to play sports
Community Class Schedule
Weston Regional Park
Art/Multi-Media Tues. 6-9pm Acclaimed like you --and structure class so that moms
artist Rolande Moorhead teaches all skill can make baby happy and not miss out
levels in the mediums of their choosing on your workout. Whatever your ﬁtness
including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, level, Stroller Strides will give you the
painting and charcoal drawing. With workout you need. Stroller Strides is more
individual attention, students explore their than just a ﬁtness class. An important part
creative potential. Cost $195/6 weeks. of the Stroller Strides program includes
Continuous. playgroups, Moms Night Out, Community
Service Projects, and other social activities (954) 478-0792. Cost is $475 for 8 week, 20
Watercolor Painting Fri. 10am-1pm Award for you, your baby, and your family, which hour course (including text and materials).
winning watercolorist Rolande Moorhead is a great way for you and your child to Spring session starts 1/18 (Sun) and 1/20
teaches the vocabulary of colors, shapes, make new friends! Multiple Class packages (Tues) and 1/22 (Thurs) for test on 3/14.
composition and preliminary drawing. All are available staring from $2.75/class
skill levels. Cost $195/6 weeks. Continuous. with a monthly membership. For more Weston 55+ Club This club was founded
information call Jennifer 469-487-6647 or in 2001 by a group of men and women
Karate Wed. 8-9:30pm Come get in shape go to www.strollerstriders.net/weston. who enjoy each others company at outings
and learn to defend yourself at the same Continuous. and other social gatherings. For more
time. David Schopp, 3rd degree Black Belt information call Dottie at 954-349-6029.
in Goju Karate, will teach all ages and levels Fencing Club – Mon. and Wed.: Beginners Membership: $30/person/year.
the skills of ﬁghting, forms, weaponry, and (6:30-7:30) Intermediate/advanced (7:30-
self-defense. Cost $125/3 months. $25 9:00) We invite males and females, ages 10 Chess Club Mon. 4:30-6:00 or Fri. 6:00-
LATE FEE if tuition is not paid by the 10th and up, to join our fencing classes and learn 7:30 (ages15-18 years) Chess Club builds a
of the month. (returning students only) the sport of fencing! We offer beginner and connected community and motivates our
Continuous. intermediate level foil classes, taught by a youth to achieve their personal best. The club
former member of the Bulgarian National is looking for beginners or advanced players.
Open Bridge Play Mon. 12:30-4pm Join us on Fencing Team, Antoaneta Spassova. Our Chess gives students the opportunity to gain
Mondays for social Bridge. Call Bernice Ross members include nationally ranked of the wisdom, logic, memory, and knowledge. Cost
game organizer at 389-8756. committee. Cost is $65 per month. is $130 for 8 sessions. For more information
For more information call 954-389-4391, contact Chess Grand Master Garcia at
Open Mahjong Thurs. 12:30-3:30pm Join email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 375-2179.
us on Thursdays for Mahjong. Call Sandy contact Coach Antoaneta Spassova at Continuous.
Greene, game organizer, for more information (954)-249-3295.
at 954-446-6299. Hip Hop Now – Tues. 10:30-11:30 (adults)
SAT Preparation Age 15-20: Tues. (7:00- Instructed by Dance Through the Ages, this
Stroller Strides Mon. through Fri 9:15- 9:30pm), Thurs. (7:15-9:45) or Sun. (1:30- class is an aerobic workout and a dance
1015 and Sat. 8:30-9:30am. Stroller Strides, 4:00pm). This course prepares students combined. Perfect for beginners and those
a one hour total body workout designed for all facets of the College Board exam. who have taken Hip Hop before; this class
speciﬁcally for moms with stroller age Class not only thoroughly reviews content focuses on the strengthening of core muscles,
children (6 weeks-4 years), offering classes of what is tested but also exposes students while teaching easy to follow choreography
that combine power walking, running and to numerous insightful strategies for to upbeat, hip hop/pop music. It is a
intervals of body toning using exercise scoring well on the SAT. Jeff Steinberg, the complete body workout. We guarantee that
tubing, ﬁtness balls, the environment AND instructor, has specialized in developing all students will leave feeling like dancers!
your stroller (except umbrella strollers) and instructing SAT preparation courses All instructors are trained dancers, as
This is not just a stroll in the park but a since 1990 (including for the University of well as teachers. Meredith Dreyfus, Dance
workout that gets you striding into your Miami). Students are assured of receiving Director, is a member of the Dance Teacher’s
best shape while spending time with your expert instruction (the average increase Association and has over 10 years teaching
child and other moms. Babies are Stroller in scores is 200 points), while paying experience. Please call (954) 260-4409 for more
Strides priority, so don’t worry if yours less than half of what some commercial information or visit: www.dancetta.com. Cost
is fussy! Classes are taught by nationally courses charge. To enroll in this course, is $60/month. Continuous.
certiﬁed instructors who are moms-- just please contact Mr. Steinberg directly at
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 32
The City of Weston
MOONLIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK
Kick Back and relax – the movies are on us...
Saturday, February 7, 2009 prepare it for destruction. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe
Bee Movie 7:30 pm wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of
Barry B. Benson, a bee who just graduated from college, is disillusioned the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy,
with his only job prospect, honey. When he ventures outside of the hive Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.
he breaks a cardinal rule and talks to a human, a ﬂorist named Vanessa,
and is shocked to ﬁnd out that humans have been stealing bees honey for Saturday, April 11, 2009
centuries and decides to sue them in this animated comedy. “Weston’s Choice” 8:00 pm
Log on to the Weston website at www.westonﬂ.org and vote from
Saturday, March 14, 2009 several hit movies. The winning selection will be advertised and shown
Fantastic 4-Silver Surfer 7:30pm on April 11th.
The Fantastic Four, meets their greatest challenge yet as the enigmatic,
intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to
Community Upcoming Events
February – March – April - May
February Tickets are $6.00 per ﬁlm and can be
purchased at the following locations:
Symphony of the America’s in Concert
Performance held at Cypress Bay Theater,
Saturday, February 7th at 7:30 p.m.
Community Bank of Broward (Weston 18600 Vista Park Blvd, Weston Florida
FREE Weston Moonlight Movie in the
Branch, 1504 Weston Road), Weston The Symphony celebrates its 20th season,
Park: Bee Movie
Branch Library (Friends Bookstore) or the bringing the best of classical music
Event Stage in the Weston Regional Park,
Weston Community Center (20200 Saddle to a diverse orchestral repertoire and
20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston
Club Road). Make all checks payable to international guest artists to South Florida.
Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just
ACGW – Foreign Film Tickets are available at the Weston
graduated from college, is disillusioned
Community Center (20200 Saddle Club
at his lone career choice: making honey.
Monday, February 16 th
On a special trip outside the hive, Barry’s
life is saved by Vanessa, a ﬂorist in New
York City. As their relationship blossoms,
In honor of the Presidents that have served March
our country, all City administrative ofﬁces Saturday, March 7th at 1:30 p.m.
he discovers humans actually eat honey,
(City Hall, the Community Center, the Professional Theater for Children: The
and subsequently decides to sue us. Bring
Public Works Services Center and the Velveteen Rabbit
lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a free
Building Department) will be closed. All Cypress Bay Theater, 18600 Vista Park
movie under the stars projected onto a giant
of the parks will be open and there will be Boulevard, Weston, Florida
inﬂatable screen. Kids under 12 must be
regular garbage collection. Return to a simpler time in a poignant
accompanied by an adult.
story about a nursery ﬁlled with toys and
For more information please call
Tuesday, February 24th 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. their dreams of being real. Join the curious
the Weston Community Center at
Traveling DMV Bus at Weston rabbit, the wise old skin horse, and even
Community Center the rappin’ jack-in-the-box as they sing and
Located inside the Weston Regional Park at dance their way into your heart. This is a
Monday, February 9th at 7:15 p.m.
20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston. musical adaptation featuring all the nursery
Weston Foreign Film Series:
The Department of Highway Safety and magic and tenderness that made the
Belle Epoque (Spain)
Motor Vehicles “Mini-Flow” bus will be Velveteen Rabbit one of the most popular
ALL FILMS HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES
at the Weston Community Center and children’s stories of all time.
Weston 8 Cinema, 1338 SW 160th Avenue,
provides all of the services the DMV ofﬁce Tickets are available at the Weston
provides, except testing. You can: Community Center (20200 Saddle Club
The City of Weston in partnership with
Renew a license: fee is $20.00. Get a Road) 954-389-4321
the Arts Council of Greater Weston, Inc.,
duplicate license: fee $10.00 Reinstate
and the Fort Lauderdale International Film
license: fee is $47.00 Original coming Sunday, March 9th at 2 a.m.
Festival are happy to bring to you the 3 rd
from another state is $27.00 and adding Daylight Saving Time Begins!
Annual Weston Foreign Film Series. In this
endorsements is $7.00. For more Turn clocks ahead one hour. This is an
romantic comedy a young soldier deserts
information call 954-389-4321. excellent time to change the batteries in
the army befriends a country farmer and
Saturday, February 28 , 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
your smoke detectors to avoid the high
falls in love with all four of his daughters.
pitched alarming reminder from going
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 34
off in the middle of the night. Every year Deﬁned as Rock and Pop Masters, this The Weston Community Center inside the
in the United States, about 3,000 people group is comprised of some of the original Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club
lose their lives in residential ﬁres. Most lead singers of some of the biggest and Road, Weston.
ﬁre victims die from inhalation of smoke best bands in rock history. Polished and Three stories in one presentation: Mysto the
and toxic gases, not as a result of burns. professional for a great evening of rock and Magician, Old MacDonald (has a farm) and
Most deaths and injuries occur in ﬁres pop! Featuring - Larry Hoppen-Orleans; The Gingerbread Man. Recommended for
that happen at night while the victims are Joe Lynn Turner-Deep Purple; Mark ages 3-10 years of age.
asleep. Properly installed and maintained Farner-Grand Funk Railroad; David Pack- For more information please call
smoke alarms in the home are considered one of Ambrosia; Joe Bouchard-Blue Oyster Cult; the Weston Community Center at
the best and least expensive means of providing Jeff Scott Soto-Journey; Robert Papst & Jane 954-389-4321.
an early warning of a potentially deadly ﬁre. Bogaert-Dominoe PLUS Charlie Morgan on
drums, Lane & Lance Hoppen, Jerry Riggs Sunday, March 22nd 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 9th at 7:15 p.m. and Barry Dunaway. Bring lawn chairs and FREE Weston Artwalk and Showtime
Weston Foreign Film Series: blankets for a great family night event! Free The City of Weston in partnership with
Noodle (Israel) parking but come early and get a great spot! the Arts Council of Greater Weston, Inc.,
ALL FILMS HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES For more information please call will host Broward County artists and
Weston 8 Cinema, 1338 SW 160 Avenue,
the Weston Community Center at photographers, sculptors and jewelry
Sunrise, Florida 954-389-4321 artisans, during this day-long event at
The City of Weston in partnership with Weston Town Center, 1900 Bell Tower Lane,
the Arts Council of Greater Weston, Inc., Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
and the Fort Lauderdale International Film FREE Weston Moonlight Movie in the For more information please call
Festival are happy to bring to you the 3 rd
Park: Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer the Weston Community Center at
Annual Weston Foreign Film Series. In Event Stage in the Weston Regional Park, 954-389-4321
this epic drama a twice widowed ﬂight 20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston
attendant’s life is turned upside down by an The Fantastic Four learn that they aren’t the April
abandoned Chinese boy whose mother is only super-powered beings in the universe Saturday, April 11th at 10:00 a.m.
deported from Israel. when they square off against the Silver Annual Royal Egg Hunt
Tickets are $6.00 per ﬁlm and can be Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus. Bring Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle
purchased at the following locations: lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a free Club Road, Weston
Community Bank of Broward (Weston movie under the stars projected onto a giant For kids ages 10 and under, 3 age groups
Branch, 1504 Weston Road), Weston inﬂatable screen. Kids under 12 must be will hunt for over 17,000 candy-ﬁlled
Branch Library (Friends Bookstore) accompanied by an adult. eggs on four ﬁelds. The egg hunts all go
or the Weston Community Center (20200 For more information please call the off promptly at 10:00 a.m. so we highly
Saddle Club Road, Weston). Make all Weston Community Center at 954-389-4321 recommend packing up your basket and
checks payable to ACGW – Foreign Film Saturday, March 21st – Performances at getting to the park early.
Saturday, March 14 , 7:00 p.m.
1:30p.m. & 3:00p.m. For more information please call
FREE Concert in the Park – RPM the Weston Community Center at
Event Stage in the Weston Regional Park, FREE Puppet Show for Children: 954-389-4321
20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston Shadow Puppet Story Time
Community Upcoming Events continued
February – March – April - May
Wednesday, April 15th; Thursday, April
16th; Friday, April 17th; and *Saturday, April
MAY Sunday, May 17th 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Recycle Household Hazardous Waste &
Saturday, May 2nd – Performances at
1:30p.m. & 3:00p.m.
Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Weston Public Works Services Center, 2599
FREE Puppet Show for Children:
FREE Weston Moonlight Movie in the South Post Road, Weston
More Precious Than Gold
Park: Weston’s Choice Help contribute to a more eco-friendly
The Weston Community Center inside
Event Stage in the Weston Regional Park, environment by bringing household
the Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle
20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston hazardous waste items to the Weston
Club Road, Weston.
The winning selection of the vote on Public Works Services Center. Household
A kingdom by the beach, a King and his
www.westonﬂ.org will be shown! Bring Hazardous Waste items include: Oil-
daughter discover that there are things even
lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a free Based/Latex-Based Paints, Used Oil,
more precious than sandcastles
movie under the stars projected onto a giant Nickel-Cadmium/Lead-Acid Batteries,
or gold… Recommended for ages 3-10
inﬂatable screen. Kids under 12 Used Tires, Paint Thinners, Paint Strippers,
years of age.
```must be accompanied by an adult. Solvents, Pesticides, Insecticides, Fertilizers,
For more information please call
For more information please call Pool Chemicals, Oven and Drain Cleaners,
the Weston Community Center at
the Weston Community Center at Spot Removers, Furniture Polish, Mercury,
954-389-4321 and Automotive Fluids.
For more information please call the
Saturday, May 9th at 1:30p.m.
Bulk Trash Pickup Weston Public Works Services Center at
Professional Theater for Children:
Bulk trash will be picked up on your 954-385-2600
The Three Little Pigs
regularly scheduled collection day.
Cypress Bay Theater, 18600 Vista
Bulk trash must be placed curbside by Monday, May 25th
Park Drive, Weston
7 a.m. For residences with dumpster Memorial Day
An original musical that explores the
service, place items alongside dumpster. In observance of Memorial Day, all
ﬂaws of human nature through the eyes
*Indicates pick-up for multi-family units City administrative ofﬁces (City Hall,
of a family of stubborn pigs and one very
(condominiums & apartment complexes). the Community Center, the Public
famous wolf. This is a story of Papa Pig
Occasionally bulk trash is not collected on its Works Services Center and the Building
and his three children. The children must
regularly scheduled collection day due to heavy Department) will be closed. All city parks
overcome sibling rivalry and join forces to
volume, if this occurs it will be collected the will be open and there will be regular
battle the hungry wolf. Even the Big Bad
following day. garbage collection.
Wolf turns out to be not so bad in a
For more information, please call the
Weston Public Works Services Center
Tickets are available at the Weston
Community Center (20200 Saddle Club
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 36
Community Parks Update
ith 13 municipal Vista Park – Resurfacing of the Playground Safety: Children should
playground is complete. The new, have adult supervision while on the
parks and the
poured-in-place rubberized surfacing City’s playgrounds.
Weston Tennis provides for a safe, consistent surface
Center, Weston residents have that minimizes injuries due to falls while Please help prevent injury:
the chance to enjoy an array providing for greater ease
• Shoes should be worn at all times
of amenities for every age and
• Don’t wear clothes with drawstrings or
lifestyle. The Community Services
Gator Run Park – The new playground other loose items that could get caught
Department is constantly assessing the
surfacing will be completed as of on play equipment
equipment and ﬁelds at every facility. By
providing, protecting, and maintaining • Don’t wear bicycle helmets while
our parks, Weston is sustaining the on the playground
Eagle Point Park – Resurfacing on the
natural environment that in turn sustains
playground will be complete in March.
us as individuals and as a community. • Children should use equipment
The open playﬁeld has been redesigned
appropriate for their age. Playground
with more drainage to allow for safer
Improvements Include: equipment is Weston is designed for
children 2 to 12 years old. Children
Library Park – Is now open to the under 2 years old should not be on
Tequesta Trace Park – Major renovation
public! Located on 5-acres adjacent the equipment.
of the stadium ﬁeld (used for football
to the Weston Branch Library (at 4255
and lacrosse) is complete. New drainage
Bonaventure Boulevard) the park features Reminder: Group instruction, training,
under the surface has been designed to
three gazebos, perfect for story-time, etc. in the City’s parks is only permissible
rapidly remove rain water from the ﬁeld,
school class visits, and outdoor library with prior authorization from the
allowing for safer playing conditions
classrooms while the Weston History Parks and Recreation Department.
while preserving the grass. Construction
Walk, conducive for a pleasant stroll Requirements include carrying liability
of a new storage facility is nearing
through the park, tells of our City’s rich
archeological history. The open lawn Florida’s Future…It Starts in Parks: Youth
provides a place to spread a blanket
Achievement, Good Health, Sense of Community,
and read in the sun and the benches
Conservation, Respect for Nature, Ties to Heritage…
surrounding the Florida Author’s
Fountain, which showcases those
It Really Does Start in Parks.
Floridians who have contributed to our
completion. This building will be used
literary culture, invite relaxation while insurance, completion of background
by the leagues to safely secure uniforms
enjoying the sight and sound of rushing checks and signed contracts with the City
and equipment. The most visible
waters. To make the park even more of Weston. For more information please
improvements at the park are the new
attractive, Wi-Fi will be available in the call the Weston Community Center at
entrance gates and signage that greet
Spring of 2009. 954-389-4321.
all park visitors.
THE CITY OF WESTON ANNOUNCER PG 38
All shows at the Cypress Bay Theater,
performed by Stages Productions.
The Velveteen Rabbit The Three Little Pigs
Saturday March 7, 2009 Saturday May 9, 2009
Return to a simpler time in a poignant An original musical, that explores the
story about a nursery ﬁlled with toys and ﬂaws of human nature, through the eyes
their dreams of being real. Join the curious of a family of stubborn pigs and one very
rabbit, the wise, old Skin Horse and even famous wolf.
the rappin’ Jack-in-the-box as they sing
and dance their way into your heart.
Weston Community Center
20200 Saddle Club Road | 954-389-4321
$10 in advance / $15 at the door
Free Puppet Shows
Free Shows / Free Parking
All shows are held at the Weston Community Center
20200 Saddle Club Road
Appropriate for ages 3-10 with parent/guardian
Shadow Puppet Story Time More Precious Than Gold
Saturday March 21, 2009 Saturday May 2, 2009
1:30pm and 3:00pm 1:30pm and 3:00pm
Three stories in one show! Mysto the In a kingdom by the beach, where sand castles
Magician, Old MacDonald (has a farm) and are the coin of Realm, a King and his daughter
The Gingerbread Man. discover that there are things even more
precious than sand castles or gold…
For anyone who lives off of or drives
down Manatee Isles Drive, roadway
improvements are coming. A project
that will provide for bike lanes,
Be Responsible, curbing, irrigation and landscaping
has been approved.
THINK before you throw… To view the project plans and
timeline, please visit www.westonﬂ.
HELP KEEP WESTON CLEAN org and click on Communications or
Which view do you prefer?
17200 Royal Palm Boulevard | Weston, FL 33326 | www.westonﬂ.org
PERMIT # 4032
Eric M. Hersh
Daniel J. Stermer
Mercedes G. Henriksson
John R. Flint
The Nation’s Premier Municipal CorporationSM
2008-2009 The Nation’s Premier Municipal CorporationSM
City of Weston Budget Brief Weston, FL 33326 | www.westonﬂ.org
17200 Royal Palm Boulevard
The City of Weston
John R. Flint
Mercedes G. Henriksson
Daniel J. Stermer
Eric M. Hersh
■ Tequesta Trace Park Weston Area Little League storage building
■ Bonaventure Blvd. at Saddle Club Rd. trafﬁc roundabout
■ Bonaventure Blvd. at Blatt Blvd. trafﬁc roundabout
■ Bonaventure Blvd. left-turn lanes at Royal Poinciana Dr.,
Birchwood Way and Lakeview Dr.
■ Manatee Isles Dr. Improvement Project
■ South Post Rd. at North Ridge Dr. trafﬁc signal
■ Indian Trace at Saddle Club Rd. trafﬁc signal
■ Library Park
■ Bonaventure pump stations
■ Trafﬁc sign replacement
■ New City-owned EMS and Fire Rescue vehicles
■ Tequesta Trace Park athletic ﬁeld improvements
■ Wi-Fi network at Regional Park and Library Park
■ Trafﬁc signal video detection system along Weston Rd. and
the eastern portion of Royal Palm Blvd.
The City of Weston budget reﬂects an Ad Valorem millage rate of
■ Fire Station 67 emergency trafﬁc signal
1.5235 mills, an increase from the previous year’s rate of 1.3215 mills.
The 1.5235 millage rate is the same rate adopted for the City’s ﬁrst ﬁscal ■ Expanded facilities at Fire Station 81
year in 1997-98 and each year thereafter through 2006-07. The City’s ■ Final phase of the 2006 Master Re-landscaping Plan
Gross Taxable Value decreased by 5.35% over the prior year’s Gross
■ Street light energy conservation program
Taxable Value, to $7,971,771,379. The impact of this decrease in Gross
Taxable Value at the Fiscal Year 2008 millage rate of 1.3215 would have ■ Energy efﬁcient lighting retroﬁt in City owned buildings
resulted in a loss of $545,000 in Ad Valorem proceeds. The adoption ■ Begin annual lift station and sewer line repair program
of the millage rate of 1.5235 will result in an increase of Ad Valorem
revenues of $984,800 when compared to Fiscal Year 2008, and thereby It is essential that through this economic downturn we maintain our
will not require the use of reserves to balance this budget. commitment to public safety, we maintain our infrastructure, and we
maintain our reserves; collectively they enable us to sustain the quality
City-wide expenditures are reduced from the Fiscal Year 2008 of life and the value of our City that brought residents and businesses to
total of $109,294,424 to $99,141,200 to compensate for the decrease in Weston, and that we all have come to expect. The consequences of allowing
the City’s revenues. Expenditures within the City’s General Fund are our public safety, infrastructure, and reserves to deteriorate would have a
also reduced from $37,118,700 to $34,204,900. No cost reductions were long-term effect on our quality of life and the value of our City that would
made to the areas of public safety and maintenance of infrastructure as take years and even greater resources to recover from. While this may
the City looks to maintain its core service levels. In conjunction with require increases in the Ad Valorem tax rate and fees for services from time
maintaining these core service levels the City has recently completed or to time, doing so will enable us to be better prepared for the improved
started the following projects. economic times that will eventually come.
CITY OF WESTON
All Expenditures Operating Expenditures
4.1 %4.1 %
5.8%5.8% 4 .1 %
2 8 .3 % 10.4%0.4%
5 .8 %
1 0 .4 %
.7 % 4.1%4.1%
1.6%%6 1. % 4 .1 %
2 .7 77.5%7.5%
30. 6%0. 6%
1 .6 % 7 7 .5 %
Operating Expenditures Public Works
Operating Expenditures Public Works
Capital Outlay Public Safety
Capital Outlay Public Safety
Personal Services Community Development
Capital Outlay Community Services
Transfers Out Community Services
Debt Service Community Development
Transfers Out Community Services
Revenue Breakdown Total Tax Bill Millage Rate Trend
(in mills per $1,000 of taxable value)
5.5% 4.6% 0.3% 21.7%
4.6% 0.3% 0
4.6% 0.3% 0
20 00 6
20 200 7
20 200 8
Fines & Forfeitures Franchise Fees
Fines & Forfeitures Franchise Fees
Fines & Forfeitures Franchise Fees
Utility Taxes Hospital District South Florida Water
Miscellaneous Revenue Utility Taxes Hospital District South Florida Water
Communications Taxes Utility Taxes
Transfers In (Avg. District and South Districts)
Hospital Management District
South Florida Water
Communications Taxes Transfers In (Avg. of North and South Districts) Management District
Use of Fund Balance Transfers In Permits (Avg. of North and South Districts) Broward District
Licenses & Child Services
Use of Fund Balance Licenses & Permits Child Services Broward School District
Use of Fund Balance
Special Assessments Licenses & Permits Revenues
Intergovernmental Child Services
Florida Inland Navigation District Broward School District
Special Assessments Intergovernmental Revenues Florida Inland Navigation District Broward County
Ad Valorem Taxes Intergovernmental Revenues
Charges For Services Florida Inland Navigation District Broward County
Ad Valorem Taxes Charges For Services WESTON
Ad Valorem Taxes Charges For Services WESTON