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City Business: Week of March 7, 2022

(Note: For the meetings below, when published, the full agendas will be available here)

Early Voting for Florida Senate Seat #33 Runs Through March 6

  • When: Every Day from now through March 6, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Where: Tamarac Branch Library, 8701 West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL 33351
  • More details: Florida Senate Seat #33 spans several local cities; click here to see a detailed map (link will open a PDF).

Financial Assistance for Childcare May Be Available to Eligible Applicants

Did you know? Through its School Readiness program, the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. offers financial assistance to low-income families for early care and education.

Visit https://www.elcbroward.org/ for more information.

Veterans Affairs Committee

  • When: March 9, 10:00 am
  • Where: Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33351
  • More details: The full agenda is available here (note this link opens the agenda document).

City Commission

  • When: March 9, 7:00 pm
  • Where: Commission Chamber, 7525 N.W. 88th Avenue, Tamarac, FL 33321, or watch online here

Development Review Committee

  • When: March 10, 9:15 am
  • Where: City Hall Conference Room 105, 7525 N.W. 88th Avenue, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • More details:
    • The full agenda is available here (note this link opens the agenda document).

Charter Board Meeting “Special Meeting”

  • When: March 10, 5:00 pm
  • Where: Commission Chamber, 7525 N.W. 88th Avenue, Tamarac, FL 33321, or watch online here

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

Tamarac is Hiring!

As of this writing, the City of Tamarac has over a dozen positions posted, from a Groundskeeper I to a Technical Support Services Manager 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.

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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