Tonight’s Lauderhill City Commission should be interesting. On the agenda is an item which would allow Vegas Cabaret, a strip club on North University Drive, a special exemption so that they may serve alcohol longer hours than is normally permitted at adult entertainment establishments. Last call is usually at 2:00 AM, and city staff is recommending against the proposal which would let the drinks flow an additional two hours.
Why would the Commission consider this?
There is another strip club just down the road in Sunrise which is open until 4:00 AM. People who aren’t ready to call it a night can just go to the other club and spend their money there, and those tax dollars won’t go to Lauderhill.
On Friday, May 1, the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold an appreciation breakfast for Broward Paramedics and Firefighters in observance of EMS Week. The event is from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM at Florida Medical Center. For more information call the Chamber at 954-318-6118.
This coming Monday the Lauderhill City Commission will hold a workshop meeting. But this workshop is going to be a little different than most. Commissioners will be taking pre-budget requests from residents for the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget.
Last year only two residents (both from the same neighborhood) showed up to provide input. According to the Sun-Sentinel’s account one resident asked that the budget include security cameras at Westwind and Veterans Parks. Another requested that a dog park be funded. Although it is not clear if these items were included in last year’s budget, it is apparent that they have not yet come to fruition.
The workshop begins at 7:00 in the Commission Chamber at City Hall.
Automobile burglary is on the rise in Northwest Lauderhill according to the city police department. Officer Robert Marto addressed the Northwest Lauderhill Neighbors Association last night to update residents on crime in the area. He offered advice advice on how to avoid becoming a victim, such as not leaving valuables in your car or at least keeping them out of view. Additionally, keeping exterior home lights on may decrease the chances of a car break-in.
After Officer Marto’s presentation Century 21 Realtor Bruce Goldfarb spoke about real estate trends in the neighborhood. Mr. Goldfarb reported that home prices have stabilized and are increasing in value around 3% per year. The number of home for sale in the area is little less than average, and there is a decrease in foreclosures and short sales.
This Sunday will mark the last in this year’s Jazz Picnics at Lauderhill’s Ilene Lieberman Botanical Gardens. Jazz Survivors will be performing from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
Are your children young enough to not know that they should be terrified if they are placed onto the lap of a stranger wearing a creepy bunny costume? Then bring the kids to the Lauderhill Mall this Saturday for free pictures with the Easter Bunny from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
If you happen to see this Siamese cat in Northwest Lauderhill, please call 786-853-4222.