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City Business: Week of February 7, 2022

Reminder: Drive-Through COVID Testing Available

  • See full details here

Joint Training Session: City Commission & Planning Board 

  • When: February 7, 9:00 am
  • Where: City Hall Conference Room 105, 7525 N.W. 88th Avenue, Tamarac, FL 33321

Northwest Council of Elected Officials: Hosted by the City of Parkland

  • When: February 7, 12:00 pm
  • Where: Malbec Grill, 7351 North State Road 7, Parkland, FL 33073
  • More details:
    • Topics to be discussed include Safety & Security in Schools
    • Click here for the full agenda (this link will open a PDF of the agenda)

City Commission Meeting

  • When: February 9, 7:00 pm
  • Where: Commission Chamber, 7525 NW 88th Avenue, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • More details: When published, the full agenda will be available here

Veterans Affairs Committee

  • When: February 9, 10:00 am
  • Where: Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33351

Bid Opening 22-03RB – Presort Mail & Fulfillment Services

When: February 10, 3:00 pm

Where: Join via Microsoft Teams

Free At-Home Coronavirus Tests

Every home in the United States can order four FREE at-home COVID-19 tests. Visit www.CovidTests.gov to place your order so you’re prepared when you need them.

Reminders

Free Tax Preparation for Qualified Residents

The City of Tamarac is working with Broward Tax Pro, formerly known as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), to provide free tax return preparation for qualifying residents, online or (for those unable to use a computer) in-person.

  • Where:
    • Location 1: Tamarac Recreation Center, 7501 North University Drive, Tamarac, FL 33321
      • When: January 25 through April 16 by appointment only:
      • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      • Saturdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location 2: Tamarac Community Center, 8601 West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL 33351
    • When: January 18 through April 15 by appointment only:
    • Tuesdays: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
    • Thursdays and Fridays: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
    • Saturdays: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • More details:
    • Call (954) 597-3642 to make an appointment at Tamarac Recreational Center or Community Center.
    • Be sure to review the full list of required documents, etc. at VITATaxesFree.org.

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

Turnpike Widening Public Meetings Held

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Florida Turnpike Enterprise recently held public meetings for the Turnpike widening project from I-595 to Wiles Road.

Visit the project site for more information.

Tamarac is Hiring!

As of this writing, the City of Tamarac has over a dozen positions posted, from an Events Specialist to a Procurement and Budget Technician – Fire Department position 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.

Tamarac Plans to Resume Water Shut-Off Policy on February 22, 2022

Effective February 1, 2022, the City of Tamarac will reinstitute its policy for water shut-offs and late fee assessments on past due accounts. To learn more or to make additional payment arrangements, please contact Customer Service at CustomerServiceDivision@Tamarac.org or (954) 597-3590, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ongoing Pine Island Road Traffic Signal Improvements

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.

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. 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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