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Honoring our Fallen Heroes, Keeping Up With City Business, and Prepping for Hurricane Season

Vice Mayor Bolton Honors our Fallen Heroes

On Memorial Day, Vice Mayor Marlon D. Bolton laid a wreath at Tamarac Veterans Park honoring our fallen heroes.

Tamarac Veterans’ Park is a passive park which offers open space along a canal. It includes a small boat-launch ramp, parking for boat trailers, a picnic area including grills, a gazebo, restrooms, and the Tamarac Veterans’ Memorial.

Local artist Beth Ravitz created the public art sculpture, “In the Spirit of Peace.” This beautiful sculpture is lighted at night and can be seen from University Drive.

City of Tamarac Broadcasts City Meetings on Facebook Live and City Website

Did you know that the City of Tamarac is hosting Facebook live videos of important city meetings? For those of you on Facebook, this is a great way to learn more about what’s happening in our city and see your tax dollars at work.

The most recent Facebook Live was the City Commission meeting on Wednesday, May 27.

Here are the upcoming Facebook Live videos of City meetings:

  • June 1, 10:00 am: Development Review Committee
  • June 2, 11:30 am: Firefighters’ Pension Trust Fund Board of Trustees Special Meeting

Because these meetings are Facebook “Events,” you can reply that you are either “interested” or “going,” and Facebook will remind you of the event in your notifications.

You can also view the city’s previous live videos on their Facebook page under “Videos.” These videos are a great way to keep up with city business.

You can “like” and “follow” the City’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/tamarac.florida/.

If you’re not on Facebook, or you prefer to watch the Commission meetings directly on the City website, you can view them live at https://www.tamarac.org/604/City-Commission-Meetings—Live-Webcasts.  Past meetings are also available for viewing at https://www.tamarac.org/620/City-Commission-Meetings—On-Demand-Web.

There are many ways to participate in these meetings:

  • You can email the City Clerk before the meeting
  • You can register online, and the City will contact you by phone during the meeting so that you can make a public comment
  • If you’re watching the meeting on Facebook Live, you can comment during the Facebook Live event.

As noted in the May 27, 2020 City Commission Meeting Agenda:

“Any member of the public wishing to comment publicly on any matter, including on items on the agenda, may submit their comments by email to cityclerk@tamarac.org. All comments submitted by email, that if read orally, are three minutes or less shall be read into the record. All comments submitted by email shall be made part of the public record. Public comments may also be submitted online, during the meeting, through Facebook Live. Members of the public may also register online at https://www.tamarac.org/signup. Individuals who register will be contacted by telephone at the appropriate time during the meeting to offer their public comments.”

Hurricane Season Begins June 1

Experts are predicting a more active than usual hurricane season for 2020. Make sure that you’re ready if any storms come our way by having a plan and having supplies in place well before a hurricane or tropical storm watch or warning is issued.

The City provides a wealth of preparedness information, including important emergency numbers:

Hurricane Hotlines:

  • Recorded Updates: (954) 718-1800
  • Hurricane Hotline: (954) 597-3800
  • Volunteer Desk: (954) 597-3620

You can also sign up for CodeRed, Tamarac’s Emergency Notification System, by calling (954) 597-3800 or visiting https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/F82F07D67E96.

For more information, including a handy “Hurricane Preparedness Shopping List,” visit Broward County’s Hurricane page at https://www.broward.org/Hurricane. You’ll also find important evacuation maps, lists of shelters, and much more.

[Photo courtesy City of Tamarac Facebook page]

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