The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 30, 1998 · Page 94
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 94

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Monday, March 30, 1998
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2B THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1998 w NO. 428923 Broward Civil-rights lawyer chastised for 'guerrilla litigation' CITY OF BOYNTON BEACH FULL COST OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT In accordance with Florida Statute 403.7049, which; requires local governments to calculate and inform users' Ua (nil met -.f niA wntto mnnnnement. the Citv of Wl II lull t'wuw " -w, w - - - Boynton Beach hereby sets forth the full cost of solid waste; manaqement within the city limits for the fiscal year which began October 1 , 1 996 and ended beptember JU, l yy. RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY Single Family & Multi-Family Total Average Cost Per Unit Per Year Subway defendants that they should settle the case soon because if they didn't, the Fort Lauderdale NAACP and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission were planning to join the suit, Vitunac's report says. Although Ganz represents the Fort Lauderdale branch of the NAACP, the organization never joined the suit. Neither did the EEOC. Vitunac noted that Ganz knew about Neiman's past, which includes a 1996 conviction on three counts of grand theft for filing false insurance claims in staged car accidents. Neiman testified about his criminal record during a trial in the Port St. Lucie suit. The city settled with one of Ganz's clients for $45,000 last year and another one was awarded $160,000 during the December trial. Ganz and Neiman had demanded more than $1 million. The possible sanctions in the Subway suit aren't Ganz's only legal problems right now. The Florida Bar has found probable cause that he violated ethical rules in two cases, and Bar officials are investigating two others. Six additional complaints against him have been dismissed in the past year. One of the cases was dismissed after the Bar wrote Ganz a letter urging him to behave more professionally. Staff writer Scott Hiassen and staff researcher Lynn Palombo contributed to this story. Lucie County and its employment practices, but I don't think it's appropriate for me to comment at this time," Ganz said last week. A federal magistrate recommended Ryskamp fine Ganz $116,000 for suing a host of people and companies who had nothing to do with his case and for allowing his paralegal to threaten the defendants during settlement negotiations. Federal Magistrate Ann Vi-tunac also recommended that Ganz's clients pay the $64,000 in attorneys' fees of the people and companies Ganz ' shouldn't have sued. The magistrate's report doesn't surprise local attorneys, who say they have been stunned by Ganz's tactics in their cases. Joe Mancini, the attorney who represents Port St. Lucie, said Ganz and his paralegal, Brian Neiman, used the Fort Lauderdale branch of the NAACP as a threat. "We would have settlement discussions and then later there would be comments made about how the NAACP might be interested in the case," Mancini said. "The clear import was there. . . . They would say things like, 'Gee, today we can settle for X amount but tomorrow something's going to happen and we'll have to withdraw our generous offer.' " That type of threat is one of the things that got Ganz in trouble in Broward County. Neiman repeatedly told lawyers for the Norman Ganz, who has filed nine lawsuits against Treasure Coast employers, faces sanctions in a suit ; against Subway j sandwich shops. By Susannah A. Nesmith Palm Beach Post Staff Writer ; A Fort Lauderdale attorney who has filed at least nine civil-rights lawsuits against Treasure Coast employers is facing sanc- ', tions for filing a frivolous lawsuit and using tactics that a judge labeled "blackmail" in a Broward County case. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Ryskamp called Norman Ganz's tactics "guerrilla litigation" and chastised him for his "terrorist" acts in a civil-rights lawsuit he filed against the owners of several Subway sandwich shops in and around Fort Lauderdale. ! Ganz has sued the Fort Pierce police, the St. Lucie County School District, Port St. Lucie, the Department of Corrections .' and BellSouth on behalf of Treasure Coast employees. He has ; also sued the Boynton Beach police Nand the city of Lake Park. Ganz declined to comment on the Subway suit or on any of the local suits because the judge is still considering whether to impose sanctions in the Subway case. : "I have a lot to say about St. COLLECTION DISPOSAL RECYCLING ! $75.23 -0- $19.42 City of Boynton Beach residents pay for solid waste disposal through a special assessment from the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County. NON-RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY Total Average Cost per Customer Per Year RECYCLING $230.84 DISPOSAL $1,471.60 COLLECTION $2,749.94 3 pALM beach nteract,ve Up to20stories from 56area communities at YourToun We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, our residential and commercial customers, during this past fiscal year. PUBUSH: March 30, 1998 I -TV-J. ; , I i yL; o r ( 1 I Q I 1 .,-""' i 7 m;z3 NO. 428920 NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH FULL COST ACCOUNTING FOR SOLID WASTE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 17.708, "FULL COST ACCOUNTING FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT', AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 403.7049 F.S., LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MUST CALCULATE AND INFORM USERS OF THE FULL COST OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT. ACCORDINGLY, THE CITIZENS OF WEST PALM BEACH ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE FULL COST OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ON A MONTHLY BASIS, AS PROVIDED TO THE CITIZENS OF WEST PALM BEACH BY THE CITY OF WEST PALM. BEACH DURING THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 1996 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1 997 WAS AS FOLLOWS: CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH COST OF SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES SCOTT WISEMANStaff Photographer Rabbi Stephen Plnsky of Temple Beth Torah in Wellington gives a presentation on Seder for interfaith families and others who may not have a complete grasp of the symbolic meal served at Passover, remembering the Jewish people's exodus from Egypt. Passover starts April 10 and lasts eight days. Residential Commercial Total Direct Cost Paid: Garbage Recycling Indirect Collection Cost Total Cost $533,612 NA 1,920,741 $2,454,353 $434,863 453,303 2,074,556 $2,962,722 $15.06 BELLE GLADE Glades Health Survey board of directors, 5;30 p.m. today, 136 S. Main Street. City commission long-range planning session, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, City Hall, 110 S.W.Ave. E. PAHOKEE City commission workshop on Main Street design plan, 7 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall, 171 N. Lake Ave. Save the Town of Pahokee political action committee, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Glen's Service Station, 198 S. Lake Ave. WELLINGTON Village CouncilAcme Board of Supervisors, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, village hall, 14000 Green-briar Blvd. ROYAL PALM BEACH Village Council, 7 p.m. Thursday, village hall, 1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. GREENACRES City Council workshop, 7 p.m. today, city hall, 5985 10th Ave. N. Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Wednesday, city hall. Public meetings scheduled for this week: Some meetings are televised live on Channel 20, the Palm Beach County government channel. Consult your listings. PALM BEACH COUNTY (Channel 20) Zoning Commission, 9 a.m. Thursday, governmental center, 301 N. Olive Ave. Land Use Advisory BoardLPA, 9 a.m. Friday, Planning, Zoning and Building, 100 Australian Ave. Palm Beach County Health Care District Trauma Agency Committee, 9 a.m. Friday, district office, 324 Datura St. SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY Citizens Advisory Committee meeting and workshop, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, SWA Auditorium, 7501 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach. SCHOOL BOARD Budget workshop, 3 p.m. today, Lake Park Elementary School, 410 Third St., Lake Park. Average Monthly CostCustomer $79.93 MONTHLY COLLECTION CHARGES: Measure per unit per unit per cubic yard per cubic yard per unit Cost $14.00 $1.40 $19.00 $38.00 $1.10 Residential Customers: Single Family Container Single Family Recycling Multi-Family Container Multi-Family Compactor Multi-Family Recycling Checks may be expanded to other areas Commercial Customers: Commercial Container Commercial Compactor $28.00 $56.00 per cubic yard per cubic yard volved have as much contact with kids as maybe anyone but the schools," explained village Councilman David Swift The background checks will focus on criminal history and may be expanded to cover other areas such as job history and reference checks, said assistant to the village manager Sheryl Snyder. The screening isn't a problem for Gary Troke, 45, a baseball coach. "You can go back to my childhood, as far as I'm concerned," he said Chief Phil Redstone. Redstone said he considered the offenders' criminal circumstances in deciding whether they still pose a threat their victims' ages, if they are repeat offenders, and whether they sought their victims in public places. Village Manager David Far-ber said he hopes newspapers will run the ads. The council then turned to lh volunteers. "We hav.- a huge recreational program and people in BACKGROUND CHECKS 'from IB couldn't be located. ' The village council voted ear-!i? r this month to run a corrected 'v?rsion of the ad, with the six offenders police determined still i!Y in Royal Palm Beach, Well-i-TRton, Loxahatchee. The Acreage and some areas of West Palm IVach west of Florida's Turnpike. The offenders are 'considered a threat to the community by Police The cost information provided above is on a monthly average basis per account and averages the different types of services available. Actual costs for a given account may have been different than that reported due to the actual service used. PUBUSH: March 30, 1 998 u j m m n r A

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