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Nominations are now open for the 2012 Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Service to Jamaica. Making the announcement, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said, “In this 50th year of our political independence it is important that we celebrate the people who have helped to build our country, many of whom are unsung heroes in their communities, here and abroad.”
With hurricane season upon us, Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department and Solid Waste and Recycling Services remind everyone that now is a good time to inspect and evaluate your trees for risk of failure during a storm. Factors which affect the likelihood of tree failure or damage during a hurricane or severe storm include tree planting depth, soil moisture levels, tree species, proper tree maintenance, tree locations and groupings, overall tree health and tree structure. Pruning of Trees and Palms Prior to Storms and Hurricanes: • When pruning trees in advance of Hurricane Season, prune for strength and form.
You are cordially invited to attend School Board District 2’s Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 698 NW 47th TERR, Miami, FL.
“It has been exciting to see this new development,” said Commissioner Moss. “These new facilities will surely enhance the community’s enjoyment of all the wonderful amenities of this great beach park.”   This new development is another great example of the implementation of the Miami-Dade Parks Master Plan Mission to connect people and parks for life.  The improvements include a new 6,124 square-foot building at the west end of the beach that houses the following new amenities: public restrooms; new lifeguard headquarters; the new “La Playa Grill” restaurant and concession area with a screened-in dining area and a walk-around balcony for outdoor eating.
Tentative Approval Given For FY 2013 County Budget; Final Public Hearing is September 27Broward County Commissioners have given tentative approval to the Fiscal Year 2013 budget, which keeps the tax rate stable. The proposed millage rate, including voted debt service, is 5.553 which is the same as the current FY 2012 combined millage rate.   County Receives Master Building Permit for Main Tower; Construction to Begin Mid-October Broward County has received the Master Building Permit authorizing construction of the new courthouse tower. The permit allows the contractor, who has completed installation of test piles, to begin construction on the main portion of the building in mid-October. Follow courthouse construction developments on twitter.com/CourtNewsFlash.
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