From the Desk of Commissioner Fyffe

I am sitting in my office listening to the rain pouring down outside. Hooray, Yippee, finally we are getting a much needed downpour. Soon the days will heat up, we will close the windows and turn on the AC. At this time of season, FPL does their FREE Ceiling Insulation Program. FPL will come to your house and insulate your attic to keep your ceilings cool and save energy and money. If you wish to participate in this FPL program, call Mr. Hamilton Hernandez at 305-206-8958 or email him at

Last night the City of West Park’s Green City Advisory Committee met for their February meeting. I would like to introduce you to three members of the City’s Green City Advisory Committee, Chair, Mr. Bill Moritz from the Miami Gardens area, Ms. Karen Goldstein from the Lake Forest area, and Ms. Cristina Eveillard also from the Miami Gardens area. Not Pictured in the photo below is Committee member Ms. Marie Davis from the Lake Forest area. (Pictured Below)

These residents are working to bring to our City various programs that can help conserve water, save energy, promote recycling, and much more. You are welcome and encouraged to participate & attend one of the Green Advisory Committee meetings.

They meet every second Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

On March 23, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. the Committee will celebrate “Earth Hour”, which is an annual global event where hundreds of millions of households, along with businesses and municipalities from all over the world will participate by turning off their lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. Please join us in celebrating Earth Hour this year.

Then on April 22, 2013 the Committee will celebrate Earth Day.

“Ever wonder how Earth Day started? The observance arose in 1970 from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues. San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21st) and Gaylord Nelson chose March 22nd. Millions of people participated and today Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated with events on both dates. The most common practice of celebration is to plant new trees.”

The City of West Park each year schedules an event to celebrate Earth Day. This year it will be a Fair on the front lawn of City Hall. Come one, come all. There will be booths and give-a-ways by many of the businesses in our city. Waste Pro Man will be there. Event date & time will be announced in our Community Newspaper.

If you are planning on planting a vegetable garden this season, our local businesses just received their displays of garden seeds. It’s a good time to grab what you need before they are gone.

We are looking for residents to participate on the Committee for the 2014 MLK Event. The MLK Committee meets on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. for one hour. We need help to plan the parade, the ceremony, the services and the youth night.

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