The Old Davie School Historical Museum invites the public to attend the annual meeting and social on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. Come and see what’s in store for 2011 at the Old Davie School. This annual meeting provides a wealth of information and is a great opportunity to meet and greet with others. All are welcome, so bring a friend, enjoy complimentary food and drink, and see how history is being brought to life. The Old Davie School is located at 6650 Griffin Road, Davie. For more information, call 954-797-1044, or visit the web at www.olddavieschool.org.
[Town of Davie, Press Release]
Davie E.A.S.E. Holiday Toy Drive Needs Your Help
December 17, 2010. Davie, Florida: The Davie Emergency Assistance Service Effort, (E.A.S.E.) Foundation is in need of toys for girls and boys ages 6-12. The EASE Holiday Toy Drive provides toys for Davie families in need.
The EASE Foundation has made the following suggestions for boys and girls ages 6-12. For boys the suggestions are sports equipment, watches, sport jerseys, scooters, air hockey games, and model cars. For girls the suggestions are jewelry kits, art kits, makeup kits, books, body wash baskets, games, and Bratz and Barbie dolls with accessories.
If you can help, please drop off an unwrapped donation at any Davie Fire Station or Davie Fire Rescue Administration Building located at 6901 Orange Drive, or call Linda Owen at 954-797-1077 to drop off donations at the EASE Foundation site.
The E.A.S.E. Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by the business community and residents of the Town of Davie. Its purpose is to aid those qualified residents, on a one time basis, that are in need of temporary emergency assistance. The objective is to help those in need to ease their way back into a self-sustaining, productive life and to prevent homelessness. E.A.S.E. also reaches out to the homeless with food, clothing, and hygiene supplies.
If you have any questions about the Toy Drive, please contact Linda Owen at 954-797-1077 or visit E.A.S.E. Foundation on the web at www.easefoundation.org
[Town of Davie Press Release]
December 9, 2010, Davie, Florida: The Town of Davie will host the grand opening of its new skateboard area on Friday, December 17, 2010, at 6 p.m. The skateboard area is located at Pine Island Park, 3801 South Pine Island Road. The public is invited to attend and to use the facility.
Ron Jon Surf Shop will have raffle drawings for prizes, and there will be demonstrations by BC Surf & Sport Skate Team. You must be present to register for the raffle between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Nova Southeastern’s radio station will be on hand to provide music.
The skateboard area will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at no charge for use. Youths under the age of 17 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian to participate in the skateboard area. Staff will issue a photo ID card when the consent form is submitted. For those over the age of 17, please have ID.
The consent forms are now available at the Pine Island Multipurpose Center. For information, call Davie Parks and Recreation at 954-797-1145.
[Press release from the Town of Davie]
October 1, 2010, Davie, Florida: The Town of Davie Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will sponsor “Here’s For The Party,” in Downtown Davie (Davie Road & Orange Drive) on Saturday, November 6, 2010, from 12 noon until 6 p.m. The block party will feature a free concert with Country Super Star Gretchen Wilson at 4:30 p.m.
“Here’s for the Party” in Downtown Davie is in conjunction with the Southeastern Circuit Final Rodeo which is scheduled for November 4, 5 and 6 at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds located at 4271 Davie Road. Gates open at 6 p.m. each night.
“Here’s For The Party” will have free family activities for everyone to enjoy. No glass bottles, coolers, or pets will be allowed. Orange Drive west of Davie Road to Dr. Kronk Way (S.W. 45 Way) will be closed to vehicle traffic from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on November 6.
For more information about vendor space and sponsorships, please contact Cheryl Ellett at 954-797-1232
[Town of Davie Press release]
September 13, 2010, Davie, Florida: The Old Davie School Historical Museum plans to take part in Pinwheels for Peace, an international art and literacy project, started in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida. The project is a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, on September 21, 2005, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning approximately 500,000 pinwheels. Last year, it was estimated that, there were over 3 million pinwheels spinning all over the world. Locally, Old Davie School Historical Museum will be coordinating the Pinwheels for Peace project this year. Continue reading Pinwheels for Peace Project at Old Davie School
Town of Davie Press Release:
For Immediate Release
Annual Back to School Bluegrass Festival at Old Davie School
Davie, FL: The Old Davie School, located at 6650 Griffin Road, will be hosting its Third Annual Back to School Bluegrass and Bar-B-Que on Sunday, September 19, 2010, from 12 to 5 p.m.
Come and enjoy the music brought to you by the South Florida Bluegrass Association. Delicious bar-b-que, arts and crafts vendors, a rummage sale, and tours of the museum will be offered.
Admission is $1, and parking on site with admission is $5. Parking at Davie Town Hall is free. For more information, call Leslie Schroeder at 954-797-1044 or visit www.olddavieschool.org.
Media Contact: Braulio Rosa, Public Information Officer
[received from Soroptimist International of Davie]
Calling all golfers ….
Please join us:
Saturday; September 11, 2010
Soroptimist International of Davie’s 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Woodmont Country Club’s Championship Cypress Course
Enjoy a continental breakfast, golf, followed by an afternoon of great food, awards, prize drawing, and silent auction. This is your opportunity to support Soroptimist International of Davie. Invite your friends, family and co-workers. Register today!
Continue reading Soroptimist International of Davie’s 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Fourth Town Administrator Community Meeting
The next Community Meeting hosted by Davie Town Administrator Gary Shimun is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2010, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Pine Island Ridge Country Club, located at 9400 Pine Ridge Drive in District 1. All Davie residents and business owners are invited to meet and speak with the Town Administrator. This is the fourth and final meeting in this specific series of meetings. The purpose of these community meetings is to have a dialog of sharing between the Town Administrator (The Town’s CEO who is responsible for the day to day operations) and the residents and the business owners of Davie. Topics to be discussed include:
- Town accomplishments
- Budget and finance
- Services: such as code compliance, public safety, permitting, parks & recreation, public works, and housing
- Economic development
- Citizen concerns
- Community expectations and citizens’ vision of our town
The meeting will be structured into three parts:
- The first portion of the meeting will be a presentation conducted by Mr. Shimun.
- The second portion of the meeting will be in an open forum format so that residents and business owners can have their voices heard. Residents can ask questions and have them answered.
- The third and final portion of the meeting will be an interactive period where residents will work together in groups to provide input on topics such as community expectations and their vision of our town.
Here are my personal predictions relating to the Town of Davie’s plans to dump our Police and Fire Departments in favor of hiring the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) to do the work:
- Short term projected savings will be substantial. Probably in the millions of dollars.
- Actual short term savings will be much smaller or non-existent.
- In the long term, there will be little or no savings.
- In the short term, service levels and responsiveness will be the same or slightly better.
- In the long term, service levels and responsiveness will be worse. A large organization like the BSO is less responsive to citizen concerns because it is larger. Currently, individual citizens with reasonable points of view can speak to the Town’s Police Chief or someone in the Town’s Police Administration who has authority to address issues. In a much larger organization, like BSO, this is necessarily much harder to do. This comment is no reflection on our current Broward Sheriff, Al Lamberti. The residents of Broward County are fortunate to have him as our Sheriff. He is one of the best Sheriff’s that Broward County has had in recent years. I foresee Davie’s situation as being less favorable than mentioned above, when Sheriff Lamberti leaves office.
- How will the Police and Fire-Rescue Unions react? Follow the money. I’m assuming the Unions will take a position. If you know and trust an individual Police Officer or Firefighter, ask them privately what they think of this money saving scheme. From a citizen’s point of view, the official union positions will tell you more about how a change to BSO would affect benefits and pay (especially for union leadership) than they will about the impact on public safety.
— Tom Truex
The following is the text of the Town of Davie’s official press release.
Davie Town Council to Discuss BSO Services
Davie, Florida, July 16, 2010: At the request of the Davie Town Council, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has made the Town of Davie a proposal to provide police and fire rescue services. The request was made by the Town Council at the October 7, 2009, Town Council meeting. The request was made in an effort to consider all practical options that could save taxpayers’ dollars while maintaining or improving services. The process to review, evaluate, and to consider the proposal will be a transparent one. To educate the community about the process and to dispel rumors, the following section lays out the steps and the process.
Now that the Town is in receipt of the proposal, the Town Council will discuss the matter at the August 4, 2010, Town Council meeting. At the meeting, Mayor Judy Paul will move to establish a community task force to evaluate the proposal, which is a working document, fluid and changeable. Once established, the task force will be charged with reviewing the proposal, and then providing a report with its recommendations to the Town Council. In addition, the Town’s Budget and Finance Advisory Committee will also review the proposal and will provide its recommendations to the Town Council. After the recommendations are reviewed and discussed by the Town Council, then the Town Council will decide whether the proposal deserves further consideration. If this is the case, the Town Council will hold two public hearings. At the public hearings, residents will be able to provide the Town Council with input relative to the proposal. Further, the Town Council will also have to vote twice, once at each public hearing, to pass an ordinance that would move the question (the proposal) to the voters. If this occurs, there will be a special election held to decide the question. Davie residents would decide via the ballot as to whether they would want the Sheriff to provide public safety services for the Town. A vote by the people is required according to the Town of Davie’s Charter and would be presented as two separate ballot questions: one for police and one for fire rescue.
For more information, contact Braulio Rosa at 954-797-1027.
Davie, FL, May 24, 2010: The Town of Davie was recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. It is the 19th year Davie has earned this national recognition.
Davie also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program in the following activity areas:
- Planning and management
- Wildlife habitat
- Tree planting and maintenance
- Street tree planting
- Tree preservation
The prestigious Growth Award honors environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care in Tree City USA communities. Davie also was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Urban Forester Program in Florida this past year.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
Davie has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community. Tree City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
SOURCE: Town of Davie, Office of Public information