General Obligation Bond Project
- Northeast Branch Library - Major interior and exterior renovations - $2,490,000
- Purchase Land for Parks / Public Facilities - $4,714,000
- Sponsored Flu Clinic 12/30/05 @ Sterling of Aventura
- Sponsored Showmobile at Aventura Arts & Crafts Festival - 2004, 2005, 2006
- Sponsored breakfast meeting for Aventura Marketing Council - 2005, 2006 ,2007, 2008
- Lights on the Lehman Causeway
- Traffic Signal Replacement @ NE 34 th Avenue - NE 207 th Street ( RIF)
- Traffic Signal Replacement @ NE 34 th Avenue - N. Country Club Drive ( RIF)
- Joint Partnership Agreement made w/ city in the extension of Miami Gardens Drive east of
- Biscayne Boulevard with addition of sidewalks by The Sterling of Aventura and Imperial Club. Funded by Road Impact Fees ( RIF)
Event Participation and Sponsorships
- Donated funds for purchase of equipment for Fire Rescue boat for use by Aventura, Golden Beach, Sunny Isles Beach & North Miami Beach. Currently housed in Aventura Marina - $15,000
- Sponsored "Awesome Readers" Club at Aventura Charter (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
- Donation to Aventura / North Miami Beach Lions Club
- Hope Walk Sponsor 2003, 2004, 2005
- Relay for Life Sponsor 2005, 2006, 2007
- Turkey Give-away for Thanksgiving (2006-present)
- Bike Give-away for Holidays (2006-present)
- Backpack Give-away for Back to School - 2007, 2008
- Sponsored ACES 6 th grade art class field trip to Fairchild Tropical Gardens to view Chihuly exhibit
- Sponsored and participated NMB/Aventura Lions Club's "Back to School Backpack Give-Away" Relay for Life @ Founders Park in Aventura (2006, 2007, 2008)
- Hosted a Fire Prevention Press Conference October 5, 2008. Cities received smoke detectors for constituents.
- Grand-opening of Miami Gardens Drive Extension, November 13, 2007
- Hosted Showerhead Exchange Program
- Participated in the dedication of Aventura Waterways Park
- Hosted Regional Hurricane Strategy Meeting
- Storytelling at Aventura Mall 2007, 2008
- Provided Hurricane radios to ACLF's (Assisted Community Living Facilities) in city
- Assisted The Sterling of Aventura in process to receive Evacuation Restriction from Miami-Dade County
- Assisted Aventura Hospital and Medical in obtaining a Certificate of Need
- Secured additional Fire Rescue Truck to be stationed in Aventura
- Hurricane Wilma assistance - government to government supply deployment
- Purchased Segway Human Transporter for City Police Department to enhance community policing efforts.
- Expedited FDOT/County efforts for road/sidewalk construction NE 27th Avenue on 182nd and 183rd Street
- Expedited Miami Gardens Drive east continuation with County and FDOT
- Monitoring County-Municipal Franchise Fee agreement (1997) for proper compensation
- Maintained Traffic Flow Capacity and Safety Improvement proposed project:
- Highland Lakes / 203 rd Street; Biscayne Boulevard and Aventura Boulevard / NE 196 Street / NE 195 Street / William Lehman Causeway / NE 191 Street
- Sponsored ordinance to properly store building supplies and loose property at "Hurricane Watch" status
- Initiated electronic subpoenas: Police court appearances will be thru e-subpoenas rather than delivered - save money over time and reducing man-power demands on all police departments. Will prevent appearance of officers when court dates are cancelled thru computer.
- Requesting County appeal FEMA denial for Hurricane Katrina assistance to individuals
- Sponsored ordinance to increase number of members to assure quorums for Planning Advisory Board (PAB) meetings.
- Sponsored Hurricane Strategy meeting to coordinate Hurricane plan for District 4 municipalities
- Initiated addition of Pet-friendly shelter in Northeast Dade
- Furnished all fire and rescue vehicles with feline and canine oxygen equipment
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