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City Business: Week of January 8, 2024

­­­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.

 

Call for a District 3 Member to join the Public Art Committee Closes this Friday

The City of Tamarac is accepting applications from District 3 Tamarac residents, for potential appointment to the Public Art Committee.

Members make recommendations to the City Commission on revisions to the public art guidelines, master plan, art, and artist selection.  A member would have experience in the following disciplines: landscape architecture, urban planning, engineering, or related design discipline; or be a professional artist; a citizen knowledgeable in the field of public art, education, or community affairs; or a representative from the development community.

  • When: The Application Period closes at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 5.
  • Where: If you are interested in representing District 3 by serving on the Public Art Committee, the application is available online at https://tamarac.org/147/Boards-Committees.
  • More details: In accordance with the City Code of Ordinances, Board and Committee members shall be appointed by the City Commission and serve at the pleasure of the City Commission without compensation. Please note that the City of Tamarac is a public entity subject to Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes concerning public records. Email messages are covered under Chapter 119 and are thus subject to public records disclosure. All email messages sent and received are captured by the City server and retained as public records. 7525 NW 88 Avenue Tamarac Florida 33321.
  • More information: For more information, please contact Kimberly Dillon, City Clerk, City of Tamarac, 7525 NW 88th Avenue, Tamarac, FL 33321 or call (954) 597-3505.

 

City Commission Workshop

  • When: January 8, 10:00 am
  • More details: When published, more details will be available here.

 

City Commission Meeting

  • When: January 10, 7:00 pm
  • More details: When published, more details will be available here.

 

Veterans Affairs Committee 

  • When: January 11, 10:00 am
  • Where: Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 6001 Nob Hill Road, Tamarac, FL 33321.
  • More details: The full agenda is available here.

 

Reminders

Tamarac University: Now Accepting Applications

Interested in learning more about public service and local government? Check out Tamarac University!

In this class, you’ll visit City facilities and learn about our government by meeting with elected officials, department directors, and other City staff about the role of local government and public service.

Tamarac U also serves as a training ground for volunteers and provides networking opportunities for civic-minded residents.

The 2024 program begins in March; applications for the Class of 2024 are open through January 26.

  • When: Classes being March 5; click here for the class schedule.
  • Where: The first class will be at Tamarac City Hall; other sessions will be held at various locations throughout the City.
  • Cost: Free
  • More details/to apply: Click here.

 

Enrollment for Tamarac’s Owner-Occupied Minor Home Repair Program is Still 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.

 

Tamarac is Hiring!

As of this writing, the City of Tamarac has many positions posted, from an Events Specialist to a Senior Office Assistant 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.

 

Free CodeRED Alerts From the City of Tamarac

Did you know? Tamarac offers free CodeRED alerts to notify citizens of emergency alerts like critical weather notices and boil water alerts. Visit www.Tamarac.me/CodeRED to register for these FREE notifications, which are even more important during hurricane season, in addition to the temperature extremes we’ve seen this summer.

You can learn more about CodeRED, as well as find other valuable storm prep tips, in our July 2022 post.

 

Join the Tamarac Citizen Observer Patrol Park Unit!

Broward Sheriff’s Office Citizen Observer Patrol (COPS) are community volunteers who help deputies keep our parks and neighborhoods safe. These COPS patrol with a hands-off approach and report suspicious activity.

More information: For more information on volunteering for the Tamarac District, please contact Deputy Jennifer Marion at (954)247-6016 or Jennifer_Marion@sheriff.org.

 

Sign Up for Tamarac’s Residential Assistance Program

The Residential Assistance Program assists with mortgage, rent, utility payments, and past due HOA fees.

  • When: Applications for the 2023 Residential Assistance Program are available by visiting Tamarac.org/Housing.
  • More details: The program will remain open until funds are exhausted. All criteria are available here.
  • More information: For more information, please email Carolyn Francis-Royer, MPA, Housing and Community Development Manager, at francis-royer@tamarac.org or call 954-597-3549.

 

Tamarac Renews its Partnership with Broward College

This partnership promotes skills training and credentialing opportunities for qualifying residents in local growth industries and occupations.

If you are a Tamarac resident who is unemployed/underemployed/furloughed, you are eligible for free Rapid Credentials programs at Broward College.

To learn more, visit https://www.broward.edu/browardup/ or https://www.broward.edu/rapid-credentials/.

 

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.

 

Broward County Mobility Advancement Program Includes Several Tamarac Projects

As of this writing, there are five projects in Tamarac that are part of the Broward County Mobility Advancement initiative. One such project is the ​70th Avenue Traffic Calming Project.

Note: You can find all of the Broward County Municipal Capital Projects here. The site contains a wealth of information regarding the status, cost, etc. of each project.

 

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.
  • 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:

      Kimberly Dillon, City Clerk
      City of Tamarac
      7525 NW 88th Avenue, Tamarac, FL 33321
      954-597-3505
      CityClerk@Tamarac.org

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