Letters to the Editor

Posted on 15 August 2012 by LeslieM

Boat lifts, zoning issues

Dear Editor:

About a year ago now, I installed two new boat lifts at my house — one for me and one for my 14-year-old son’s new boat. [I’ve ] come to find out that there is a city ordinance that only allows one lift when there is 80 ft. of sea wall, two lifts if you have 100 ft. I had to remove one lift at a great expense. Never mind, [it] broke my son’s heart. Maybe I should have said we were handicapped and used the ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] as an excuse for the lifts. I don’t think the city would have given us a variance.

[RE: recent zoning issues], the city needs to stand up to these people and fight when they know they are right. Stop being intimidated by the threat of a lawsuit. I don’t think the ADA was meant to house drug addicts in multi-million-dollar homes on the Intracoastal.

P.S. Maybe I’ll move my six-bay auto repair shop to my house in The Cove. Think the city would let me?

Steven J. Fabrizio

Deerfield Beach

 

Time extension for Providers on Probation to submit improvement plans

Dear Editor:

I applaud the Florida Office of Early Learning (FLOEL) for re-opening the window for Providers on Probation (POP’s) to submit their Program Improvement Plans. The loss of these VPK services would be detrimental to the parents and the community.

I have been in contact with the Dept. of Education and the Early Learning Coalition, requesting that the closing date be extended for a number of Providers of VPK who had not previously responded.

I encourage the providers of VPK who fall into this category to submit their Program Improvement Plan before the closing date – August 20, 2012.

This is the FINAL opportunity to submit Improvement Plans before the start of the 2012-2013 program year.

State Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed

Deerfield Beach

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