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City Business: Week of August 29, 2022

­­­Notes:

  • For the most up-to-date information on City meetings, including full agendas, cancellations, changes of venue, or changes to times/dates, visit the City’s “Meetings” page here

Special Magistrate Hearing

  • When: September 7, 2:00 pm
  • Where: Tamarac City Hall, 7525 NW 88th Avenue, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • More details:
    • All meetings are open to the public. Cases are subjected to change based on compliance.
    • The agenda is available here; the agenda packet, which includes specific case detail, is available here.

Reminders

Enrollment for Tamarac’s Owner-Occupied Minor Home Repair Program is Now Open

  • More details:
    • Homeowners must meet and verify income requirements to qualify.
    • The property must be homesteaded, and must be the applicant’s primary residence
    • Applicants are required to sign 15-Year Recapture loan documents
    • Visit tamarac.org/425 for additional details and the program application.

Eastside Community Shuttle Service Launches

The City of Tamarac has launched the new Eastside Community Shuttle Service.

  • When: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Where: The new shuttle will connect to the Red Route at Sunshine Plaza.
  • More details:
    • The shuttle will begin at Sunshine Plaza
    • The route will be one hour long and will continue along Prospect, Commercial and State Road 7
    • The route connects to Broward County routes 11 and 55
  • More information: Please call 954-597-3649

Neighborhood Beautification Recognition Program: Applications Close on August 26

Now’s your chance to nominate beautiful properties in Tamarac for recognition.

  • When: Nominations open on August 15 at 8:00 am and close on August 26 at 4:00 pm
  • Where: Throughout Tamarac
  • More details:
    • Funds are limited; selected projects can receive up to $4,999 in matching funds
    • The program is open to:
      • Property owners
      • Management Companies
      • Landlords of Single Family, and Duplex Homes, Commercial, Industrial, & Multi-family properties
    • More information:
      • Click here for more information as well as a link to the nomination form
      • See the City’s Facebook post with additional information here

Anticipated Procurement Opportunities Available for Various Vendors

Did you know? There are many opportunities to bid on projects led by the City of Tamarac and other City partners on a variety of projects.

Click here for a list of currently anticipated opportunities.

More details:

  • Bidders can register to receive bid notifications and to download solicitations.
  • For further information or clarification regarding these solicitations, please contact Tamarac’s Purchasing and Contracts Division at (954) 597-3570.

Free Income Support Services Available

Hispanic Unity of Florida, in partnership with the City of Tamarac, will begin providing a Navigator to assist residents with applying to several programs, including:

  • Medicaid
  • Affordable Care Act/Obamacare
  • Florida KidCare
  • SNAP/Food Stamps
  • When: Every Monday, beginning on July 11th and ending on October 10th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Where: Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33351
  • More information: Please call 954-597-3642

Apply for the City’s Compost Rebate Program

Composting is a great, green way to recycle items such as fruit or vegetable scraps and yard trimmings, providing important nutrients for garden soil. It also helps retain moisture, which can save water, help prevent erosion, and loosen compacted soil, resulting in better drainage.

If you’re a Tamarac resident, you may qualify for a $50 rebate through this program, whether you’re a single-family homeowner choosing an outdoor unit, or a multifamily resident purchasing a countertop unit.

  • When: The original sales receipt must be dated between March 1, 2022, and September 30, 2022.
  • More details:
    • The rebate must be submitted by a Tamarac resident who currently resides at the home, either a tenant or an owner-occupier.
    • Landlords are not eligible to claim a rebate for their rental properties.
    • The program is for residential customers only, commercial requests are not eligible.
    • Funds are limited, offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Once funds are depleted, rebates are no longer available for the fiscal year and any unfunded applications will be returned to the applicant.
    • For full details and additional guidelines, click here.
  • More information: Call the Public Services Department at 954-597-3700 or visit the City’s Composting Program webpage here.

Construction Continues at Nob Hill Road and Southgate Boulevard

The project will include:

  • Additional storage capacity for the eastbound, westbound, and southbound left turning lanes
  • Drainage improvements
  • Construction of mast arm supported traffic signalization
  • Milling and resurfacing and upgraded pedestrian ramps, signage, and pavement markings

Tamarac is Hiring!

As of this writing, the City of Tamarac has over a dozen positions posted, from an Administrative Coordinator – City Manager’s Office to a Marketing Specialist and many more. Applicants can check out available positions here.

If you’re interested in a particular position and don’t see any current openings, you can sign up for job alerts here.

The city offers a variety of benefits, including financial benefits such as pension plans, credit union memberships; health benefits including group policies and sick leave; and personal benefits such as an Education Assistance Program and personal/vacation leave.

To explore the city’s employee benefits, click here.

Ongoing Traffic Signal Fiber Optic Upgrades

This project, which will upgrade the existing traffic signal communications from cellular to high-speed fiber-optics along Pine Island Road from Oakland Park Boulevard to McNab Road, began on August 2, 2021. The upgrades are part of the Mobility Advancement Program (MAP) Broward, formerly known as the “Penny for Transportation” program, and is Broward County’s transportation surtax approved by voters in 2018.

Key Details:

  • The project is expected to be completed in July 2022
  • Broward County is managing the project
  • Contractor: Horsepower Electric, Inc.
  • Contacts for Concerns or Emergencies:
    • Construction Engineering and Inspection: Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc. Felix Garcia, CEI Project Administrator: 954-895-8535 or FGarcia@cgasolutions.com.
    • Broward County Project Management: Chris Masullo, Project Manager, 954-847-2676 or cmasullo@broward.org.

Note: You can find all of the Broward County Municipal Capital Projects here; it includes several projects in Tamarac.

Important Notes:

  • The public may watch meetings online through the city’s website (https://www.tamarac.org/1113/Meetings), or via Facebook Live.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, in-person meetings are held in the Commission Chamber at 7525 NW 88th Avenue, Tamarac, Florida 33321. If you’re planning to attend a meeting in-person, please be aware that seating is limited in accordance with CDC guidelines, and attendees are required to wear a mask. 
  • Upcoming public meetings are listed on the city website at https://www.tamarac.org/1113/Meetings, along with their respective agendas, links to watch the meetings online, and links to sign up for public participation if applicable. 
  • In addition, here’s important information about City Commission meetings:
    • The City Commission holds a workshop meeting on the Monday prior to each regular commission meeting at 9:30 am in City Hall, Conference Room 105, where agenda items are discussed at length. Regular commission meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm or 9:30 am, respectively, in the City Hall Commission Chambers. Special topic workshops are scheduled as needed. 
    • Any member of the public, wishing to comment publicly on the record, on any matter, may sign up with the City Clerk before or during the meeting. If any member of the public requires additional information about this City Commission meeting or has any questions about how to sign up or submit a comment at the meeting, please contact:

      Jennifer Johnson, City Clerk
      City of Tamarac
      7525 NW 88th Avenue
      Tamarac, FL 33321
      954-597-3505

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