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City Business: Week of January 17, 2022

Special Magistrate Hearing

  • When: January 19, 2:00 pm
  • Where: Commission Chamber, 7515 N.W. 88th Avenue, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • More details: Click here for the full agenda (this link will open a PDF of the agenda)

Bid Opening: 22-04B Hiatus Road/McNab Roundabout 

  • When: January 19, 3:00 pm
  • Where: Join via Microsoft Teams
  • More details: Click here for the full agenda (this link will open a PDF of the agenda)

Sister Cities Committee

  • When: January 20, 4:00 pm
  • Where: City Hall Conference Room 105, 7525 NW 88th Avenue, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • More details:
    • Click here for the full agenda (this link will open a PDF of the agenda)
    • Learn more in our previous coverage of Tamarac’s Sister Cities Committee here.

Public Art Committee

When: January 18, 4:30 pm

Where: City Hall Conference Room 104, 7525 NW 88th Avenue, Tamarac, FL 33321

Did You Know?


  • The City’s Public Art Program began in 2004; currently, five City residents, all volunteers, serve on the Public Art Committee, which is charged with recommending locations, artists and particular works to the City Commission. The purchases of public art are entirely funded through developer fees on various construction projects; no City property taxes or sales taxes are used.
  • There is a Time Capsule provided by the Public Art Committee at the Tamarac Community Center at 8601 West Commercial Boulevard.
  • You can take a “Public Art Tour” anytime by following this map. Currently, there are 17 “stops” on the tour.

Public Art Committee Powers and Duties

According to Tamarac’s Municipal Code, the Public Art Committee has the following powers and duties:

“(1) Recommendations to the commission on revisions to the public art guidelines.

(2) Recommendations to the commission on revisions to the public art master plan, to be adopted by resolution by the city commission.

(3) Recommendations to the commission on art and artist selection.

(4) The public art committee is responsible for submitting an annual report to the city commission on or before May 1 of each year. The report will describe the committee’s accomplishments over the past year, give the status of current projects, provide information on any future plans, and include an inventory of public art in the city.”

Read more about the City’s municipal code as it relates to the Public Art program here.

The “Vigilance” Sculpture

The sculpture pictured is “Vigilance,” by artist Albert Paley; it’s located at 4801 West Commercial Boulevard. Here is Paley’s artist’s statement: “My involvement with aesthetics has gone through various phases over the years. In this evolution the constant has always been my focus on personal awareness and perception. My investigation in form development centers on the exploration of material characteristics, related processes and technologies. In creating a work of art, besides my personal experience, my concern is how it emotionally and intellectually engages the viewer. Through the creative process I have developed a personal visual vocabulary fundamentally based in symbolism and metaphor which is implicit in my work.”

Learn more about Albert Paley on his website.

Construction Begins 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 Meeting

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Florida Turnpike Enterprise will hold a public meeting for the Turnpike widening project from I-595 to Wiles Road.

  • When: January 18 (virtual) at 5:30 pm; January 19 (in-person) from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Where: You may participate virtually at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, or participate in-person from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, in Davie.
  • More details: Visit the project site to register and for more information.

Reminders:

Tamarac is Hiring!

As of this writing, the City of Tamarac has over a dozen positions posted, from an On Call Bus Driver to a Senior Accountant 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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