Letters to the Editor

Posted on 21 November 2012 by LeslieM

City’s response gets residents’ problem solved

Dear Editor:

For the past 3 years, the county has promised to install solid concrete privacy walls along the back of our development backing up to Military Trail.

The promises started with announcement of the expansion of the road making or adding turn lanes. To date, nothing has been done. The only thing we have received from the county engineer is one empty promise upon another. Each excuse thrown out would insult the intelligence of a frog.

I have tried unsuccessfully to reach our county commissioner, to no avail. Emails sent to her office go unanswered, text messages go unanswered, a request for an appointment with her more than 3 weeks ago was granted for Nov. 19 at 3:30 p.m. That was her ONLY time.

Deer Creek is the premier property in Deerfield Beach. There are over 4,000 residents living here.

I invited all the presidents of the other HOAs, including the master association of Deer Creek, city officials, along with county representatives to attend a Homeowners Meeting, Monday, Nov. 19, in the Hidden Woods clubhouse. We need answers, not excuses.

As of Monday, the county finally got a contractor to do the work they had promised.

I spoke to Commissioner Bill Ganz and he spoke to her [the county commissioner] to get things moving. I’m gonna tell you, that guy is phenomenal! If it wasn’t for Bill, I don’t think that project would’ve gotten done.

The other people in the city of Deerfield have been absolutely wonderful … [City Manager] Burgess Hanson, [Director of Environmental Services] Charlie DaBrusco and [City Landscape Architect] Harold Hoyte have bent over backwards to help us out.

Perri Cohen

President: Wildwood of Deer Creek

Deerfield Beach

 

Operation Shoe Box

Dear Editor:

With the cooperation of the Howard Beach Kiwanis Club NY and the Deerfield Beach Kiwanis Club in FL, we here in Deerfield Beach, with the support of the Mayor of Deerfield, Broward Sheriff’s Office with Fire Rescue of Broward County, have acquired a warehouse and necessities for the victims of the storm in Broad Channel and Breezy Point. This is called “Operation Shoe Box.”

Volunteers are filling the shoe boxes donated by the “99 cent stores” for distribution in those affected areas. “Atlas Van lines” has donated the truck and driver. It will have a Broward Sheriff’s police escort all the way to NYC.

The Mayor of Deerfield will fly to New York to personally oversee this distribution as she, Elaine, as well as myself, are former New York residents. We are working through the Howard Beach Kiwanis Club as to local logistics and coordination with the Police Captain of the local precinct.

If anyone from Florida wants to participate, they can volunteer or donate to the following address: Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach, 1901 Green Rd., Pompano Beach, FL 33064. [Questions, call 954-830-5773.]

We have an approximate ETA [estimated time of arrival] of the day after Thanksgiving!

Frank Congemi

Deerfield Beach

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