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HomeCity MeetingsCity Business: Week of October 30, 2023

City Business: Week of October 30, 2023

­­­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.

 

Tamarac is Accepting Applications for the Privatization Committee

The City of Tamarac is seeking applicants for the Privatization Committee. As noted on the City of Tamarac website, members of this committee are “responsible for research on matters related to the privatization of city services and reporting back to the city commission. The privatization committee may perform other duties prescribed by resolution by the city commission.”

  • When: The application window closes on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: To apply to serve on this or any of the boards or committees listed on the City of Tamarac website, please submit an application.

 

Save the Date

Stop By for Coffee with a Cop

Swing by Dunkin’ Donuts to meet your hometown deputies and learn more about BSO!

  • When: November 1, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Dunkin’ Donuts, 10201 West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL 33351

 

Gun Safety Class

Owning a handgun carries a great responsibility. Sadly, unsecured handguns often fall dangerously into the hands of children. Together, let’s learn how to properly and safely store firearms.

Join the City of Tamarac for an important gun safety class designed for children aged 8-14 and their parents. Let’s prioritize safety and protect our loved ones.

Refreshments and FREE gun locks will be provided.

  • When: November 7, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W. Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL 33351
  • More details: Seating is limited; please RSVP to Deputy Jennifer Marion at (954) 247-6016 or Jennifer_Marion@sheriff.org.

 

Reminders

Free Chlorination Continues

The City of Tamarac will temporarily return to using free chlorine in the drinking water system serving West Tamarac.

Free chlorination is a common practice for water systems using combined chlorine disinfection. The chlorination period is anticipated to be transparent to water customers; however, some may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water.

  • When: October 17 through November 7
  • Where: West Tamarac (west of State Road 7/U.S. 441)
  • More information: For more information, please call the Water Treatment Plant at (954) 597-3775 or click here.

 

Enrollment for Tamarac’s Owner-Occupied Minor Home Repair Program Has Re-Opened!

  • 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 Assistant Purchasing and Contracts Manager to a Service Worker I – Stormwater 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 – Round 6 were made available on April 3, 2023, 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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