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Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce: Baptist Medical Plaza at Davie

Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a Joint Networking Event with Leadership Broward Foundation:

  • “Business After Hours”
  • Baptist Medical Plaza at Davie
  • 4741 S. University Drive, Davie (Next to Publix at University Drive and Griffin Road)

This event is located at the brand new Baptist Medical Plaza at Davie. I have heard a lot of good things about this facility, so I’m looking forward to getting a first hand look. According to their web site:

Urgent Care for Minor Ailments:
Common cold and flu • Fever • Earache • Sore throat • Vomiting, nausea and diarrhea • Simple bone fractures • Strains and sprains • Cuts and simple wounds • Nonsevere asthma attacks • Painful or burning urination • Rashes and minor allergic reactions

Vice Mayor Starkey Leads Effort to Protect Burrowing Owls

Recently, the Davie Town Council dedicated the open space at SW 26 Street and Flamingo Road for the purpose of preserving and protecting burrowing owls. This decision was based upon the efforts of Davie Vice Mayor Susan Starkey who worked tirelessly and passionately on behalf of our feathery friends. The park is one of the first of its kind in Florida.

Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission lists Florida’s burrowing owls as a species of special concern. Species of special concern are those facing a moderate risk of extinction in the future. Vice Mayor Starkey initiated the effort to protect the owls, and subsequently a passive park was designated in the area where the owls had made their homes.

The park named Owl’s Lookout is home to 11 burrowing owls. With the help of over 65 participants, including students from Indian Ridge Middle School, members of Broward County, South Florida Audubon Society, Project Perch, and town staff; Vice Mayor Starkey’s project to build three artificial burrows was completed.

“My vision of maintaining this site as open space and protecting the burrowing owls is a reality, and the Davie Town Council is proud of the efforts made to create a safe environment for the owls that will be enjoyed by our residents and their children”

–Vice Mayor Susan Starkey

SOURCE: Davie Office of Public Information

Meeting for West Davie Fire Station: May 24, 2010

Town of Davie Fire Chief Joseph Montopoli will host a public meeting to discuss the location of the new Fire Station in District 4 (West Davie). The meeting will be held on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., at the Western High School Auditorium, 1200 S.W. 136th Avenue. Everyone is invited to attend, and your comments are welcome.

The new fire station, designated Fire Station 86, will help Davie Fire Rescue provide better service and improved response times. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Grace Hall at 954-797-1004. Town Councilmembers may be present.

Davie Historical Museum to host Pioneer Dinner

Old Davie School
The Davie Historical Museum is hosting the Eleventh Annual Pioneer Dinner on May 15, 2010. The event will start at 6 p.m., with tours of the school and drinks. A fried chicken dinner, with all sorts of homemade fixings, will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by an assortment of home baked cakes and pies.

This year, the Davie Historical Society has chosen to honor the Scott, Lewis, and Tindall families. After dinner, a video presentation will be shown honoring the selected families.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children.

A Silent Auction will be held, with the winners of each item being announced at the dinner. For more information, call Patti at the Old Davie School at 954-797-1044.

Open Meeting with Davie Town Administrator, Gary Shimun


Second Community Meeting with Davie Town Administrator Scheduled

Gary Shimun
Gary Shimun
April 19, 2010, Davie, Florida: The next Community Meeting hosted by Town of Davie Administrator Gary Shimun is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Old Davie School located at 6650 Griffin Road in District 2. All Davie residents and business owners are invited to attend and talk to the Town Administrator. This is the second in a series of four meetings each with a different venue in order to ensure that one is held in each district. 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
  • communications
  • economic development
  • citizen concerns

The meetings will be held in an open forum format so that residents and business owners can have their voices heard. Mr. Shimun would like to hear both the good and the bad. Concerns, recommendations, suggestions, commendations, and potential solutions are welcomed. Similarly, he would like to share with residents some crucial issues facing the Town, and he would like to learn firsthand how residents and business owners feel about the issues. Mr. Shimun would like to thank the Mayor and the Town Council for their suggestions and support in this endeavor.

This is a great way for you to participate in our American democracy. If you have questions, contact the Town at 954-797-1027.

Members of Town Council may be present.