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FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Pioneer Days

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This weekend it’s the Deerfield Pioneer Days parade!” Randi added that a second reason she loves Deerfield is she works at Deerfield Beach Middle School as a Social Worker.

PARADE WINNERS: Best Theme Float Deerfield Beach Elementary School Best Overall Float Environmental Services Best Marching Band Stranahan High School Best Youth Group -

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and said he wanted these concerns addressed. Commissioners all praised the recent Keepers Day events, and spoke warmly about the great job staff and volunteers had done for the event. Long spoke about the small-town environment that the City of Lighthouse Pont had, and the Mayberry feel to the town that

most residents loved. Other commissioners also spoke of how well the staff and volunteers cleaned up the community after the multi-day event. At the end of the meeting, Mayor Glenn Troast addressed some concerns raised on Facebook regarding the city’s crime statistics and noted that the City of Lighthouse Point had

Arrive alive

A 42-year-old woman was killed last month in Pompano Beach when she stepped off a median on South Federal Highway and into the path of a car. A 49-year-old man met the same fate on Jan. 24 when he tried to cross east Commercial Boulevard in Oakland Park. These are the types of deaths the Broward Sheriff’s Office is working to prevent as it enters the enforcement stage of the “Alert Today,Alive Tomorrow”

Deerfield Beach Little League Best Civic Group Historical Society Best Church Entry Cathedral Church of God Best School Entry Park Ridge Elementary Best Business Entry Two Men and a Truck Judges Choice Deerfield Beach Middle School (IB & Jr. ROTC) one of the lowest crime rates in the last 25 years, citing the last three years as being particularly good. Troast said that the statistics were due to the city’s amazing police force and staff, and said that people needed to investigate further rather than taking everything they read on Facebook at face value before making decisions about the city. “Hats off to our police department for everything they do,” said Troast.


District 4

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[To sign up for Code Red, go to www.deerfield-beach. com and search for Code Red to register]. “Your commissioner has started a Twitter page. He has followers,” added MedinaStewart. Ganz asked how many are signed up for District 4 Crime Alerts. “We’ve been doing that in the city for nine years now,” enthused Ganz.

Code Enforcement

Bernard Pita said that last month Code Enforcement got hit with 917 snipe signs, some from tax preparers. He said there have also been garbage issues with people putting their garbage cans

out at the wrong time, or on the wrong day. Code Enforcement has been doing sweeps in the area of Starlight Cove and the major corridors, he said. Another concern has been graffiti on the wall entering the city [of Deerfield] from another city.


Capt. Schnakenberg said that overall crime in District 4 was down 20 percent from this quarter to last quarter and gave individual crime statistics for zones 1009, 1010, 1011, 1013 and 1014. In answer to a resident’s question about how Broward County compares, Schnakenberg said the county is down overall in violent

Mental Illness Continued from pg 6

enforcement stage issuing citations to pedestrians, bicyclists It will assist in determining and motorists in accordance safety campaign. The $120,000 if certain individuals can be with Florida statutes. The high grant, funded by the Florida Desuccessfully diverted from visibility enforcement operation partment of Transportation and arrest, incarceration and runs until April. the University of South Florida, criminal prosecution. is focused on reducing traffic How to arrive alive Staffed 24/7/365 by human Pedestrian and bicycle crashcrashes and fatalities involvservices professionals speing pedestrians and bicyclists es are more likely to result in fatal cializing in security, mental through the use of traffic educa- or serious injuries than other health, substance abuse, tion, warnings and enforcement types of crashes. BSO reminds homeless services and case community members of the foloperations. management, the center will BSO deputies, who have spent lowing safety tips: focus on properly assessing • Walk on the sidewalk. If two months educating and issuindividuals and linking them a sidewalk isn’t available, ing warnings to the public about with appropriate, proven comwalk facing traffic. traffic safety, will now begin the • Keep distractions to continued a minimum. Don’t wear from pg 15 headphones or talk on your cellphone. • Cross streets at marked crosswalks or Additionally, he was also intersections and obey employed as the budget oftraffic signals. ficer for Lawton, Oklahoma. For more information about Harrison’s private sector how to travel safely, visit FDOT’s experience includes chief website, www.alerttodayflorida. operations offi cer for Alcom. legiance Communications,

munity providers for the help they need. BSO will remain in direct contact with these individuals and chart their progress through a continuum of care. We hope to deploy several centers strategically throughout the county in the coming months. It’s a win-win for both those struggling with mental illness and the community as a whole. The center will help increase behavioral health

City Manager

Continued from pg 14 LLC and regional director for government affairs at TCI/AT&T Broadband in Denver, Colorado. He earned a Master ’s Degree in Public Administration from the University

Former Deerfield Beach Chief passes away William J. Neal, 84, of Palm City, FL, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Martin Hospital South, Stuart, FL. Born in Cleveland, OH, he had been a resident of Palm City for 22 years coming from Deerfield Beach, FL. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He also served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Before retiring, he was

the Chief of Police of the Deerfield Beach, Florida Police Department. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palm City. Survivors include his wife, Eileen Kitzerow Neal of Palm City; his daughters, Kim Neal of Palm City and Bonnie J. Clements of Stuart; his grandsons, Blake Clements and his wife Danielle of Laguna Nigel, CA, and Cody Clements of Port St.


crime, but has seen a spike in burglaries. Schnakenberg shared two crime stories: 1. Some 10 businesses were broken into last month in the City of Deerfield. Schnakenberg said a group of individuals was hitting businesses from Palm Beach to Kendall, representing at least 30 burglaries during the month. Deerfield BSO developed the information, followed the vehicle, watched the perpetrators burglarize and apprehended the four people. 2. Schnakenberg also made mention of a missing 4-year-old in Deer Chase Apartments, and how Commissioner Ganz helped BSO locate the child [which was written about in The Observer in the Feb. 2 issue]. programming and services to at-risk individuals in a community setting – not behind bars. It will also have the added benefit of driving down the re-arrest rate – leading to increased public safety gains – while reducing our jail population, where taxpayers shell out nearly $120 per day to keep each prisoner incarcerated. Individuals suffering from mental health illness deserve our support in helping them overcome their difficult situation – and I am excited for what this initiative will bring. of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He has numerous achievements, honors and awards. Harrison began serving as City Manager on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Lucie, and his great grandchild, Vada Clements. He was preceded in death by his first wife Shirley Neal. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City with a service in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City. There is an online registry at www.foresthillspalmcityflorida. com.

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