Since the end of 2017 Ciudad Weston Newspaper consulted the mayors of the cities on the main projects for this year with the purpose
of having our community informed and that we all get involved and participate in the transformation of our cities. For the holidays, we did not receive a response from the cities of Sunrise, Pembroke Pines, and Miramar, but we got a timely response from the mayors of Weston and Davie.
City of Weston:
Mayor Daniel Stermer was sworn as the Third Mayor of Weston for the second term since November 2016, also he is a Managing Director with Development Specialists, Inc., a management consulting and financial advisory services firm and a certified Florida Supreme Court Circuit Court mediator. Mayor Stermer and his family resides in Weston since 1996.
Mayor Stermer answered to our question.
CWN: What are the proposed City’s 2018 projects for the city of Weston?
-Stability in the ad valorem village rate for fourth consecutive year
-Nine additional sworn law enforcement deputies
-Arts, cultural and recreation programs maintained at the cultural level;
-Design of the improvements to the I-75/Royal Palm Boulevard interchange and the Royal –Palm Boulevard/Weston Road intersection;
-Design of the Bonaventure Park
-Design of the Community Center building at Regional Park
-Renovations to Indian Trace Park
-Tennis Center Park lot expansion; and
City of Davie:
Judy Paul began serving the Town of Davie in 1998 as the District 4 Councilmember. In 2007 after serving three terms, she took a two year hiatus while remaining active in the community. In March 2009, Judy was sworn in as the Town’s new Mayor. She is currently serving her third term as a dedicated full time Mayor who is passionate about her service to the town.
Mayor Paul, an award winning retired Broward County educator, holds a Master of Arts Degree from Montclair State College, New Jersey. Mrs. Paul answered to our questions.
CWN: What are the proposed City’s 2018 projects for the city of Davie?
JP: The Town of Davie proposed a total of 70 Capital Improvement Projects for FY2018 at a cost of approximately $18 million which passed unanimously on September 13, 2017. The projects are funded through various sources State and Federal grants, Reserves, Impact Fees, and an Open Space Bond, just to name a few.
asphalt overlay of public right-of- ways, guardrail installation, replacement and repairs to piers along the C-11 Canal, roadway improvements, installation of traffic calming devices, sports field renovations, and various public safety projects. We are hoping to break ground in 2018 for the new clubhouse for Davie Golf and Country Club and the Governor Leroy Collins Farm Park located in West Davie.
With the limited funding available, every year, staff is faced with the daunting task of identifying the projects that will be proposed for adoption. The projects are selected based on departmental needs as well as those of the residents of the Town.
CWN: What is your message for your community in the way to get a better result for the city of Davie?
JP: “I work hand-in-hand with the residents to ensure that their needs are addressed. My goal is to maintain open communication with the community through face-to-face meetings, forums, teleconferences, emails, etc. I receive an enormous number of emails on a daily basis from Davie residents who I eagerly respond to or have my staff address. Having open communication is one of the key factors. My residents keep me informed of things that are taking place or issues that need to be addressed throughout the Town. I always tell them, they are my eyes and ears and I would not be able to handle the multitude of issues without their help.
I came to the quaint Town of Davie in 1974 before a lot of the development took place and I can say that today it is a unique, diverse, and economically prosperous Town that has grown to over 100,000 residents. As the third largest Town in the United States, it has become one of the well-known Towns in the country. Our unique features, vast open spaces, equestrian lifestyle, western themed downtown and
successful partnerships with the educational institutions are just some of the things that make my Town — our Town, an amazing place to live, work, play and learn”. Mrs. Paul concluded.
As I mentioned previously in this article, we tried to contact Mayor Frank Ortis from city of Pembroke Pines, in the city of Miramar with Mayor W ayne M Messam, Mayor Mike Ryan from the city of Sunrise, and in the city of Plantation with the Mayor Diane Veltri Bendekovic, for all interested residents of these cities in knowing about what happens in their city, they can visit the following pages http://www.ppines.com for Pembroke Pines. In the city of Miramar at https://www.miramarfl.gov/, the city of Sunrise can visit the page https://www.sunrisefl.gov/, and for those who lives in Plantation they can do at http://www.plantation.org/City- Government/