| July, 2021

DB Budget Workshop

Posted on 27 July 2021 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach will be holding a Budget Workshop  Tuesday, August 10, 2021,  at 7 p.m.  in the City Commission Chambers located at the City Hall Complex, 150 NE 2 Ave., Deerfield Beach. The City Commission will be physically present at the workshop, as well as select city staff, with some staff participating through video conferencing. The public is invited to attend and observe the process in person, following social distancing protocols or via Zoom. 
The purpose of this additional budget workshop will be to review the proposed budget for FY22. A copy of the agenda will be available at  http://www.deerfield-beach.com/1554/Meetings-Agendas . 
The agenda includes instructions on how to access by telephone, YouTube, and Zoom.
For additional information, please contact the Office of Budget & Performance at  dfbbudget@deerfield-beach.com  or call 954-571-4550.

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The Piano Man offers musical fun with Dueling Pianos

Posted on 27 July 2021 by JLusk

“Piano Mann” David Mann has been entertaining people for awhile now at Biergarten in Boca Raton (309 Via De Palmas #90). The singer/ songwriter keeps things upbeat during his dueling piano show, taking turns tickling the ivories with Leon Novembre. The duo belts out a bit of everything, from Elton John to Billy Joel, to Broadwat musicals and soundtracks. And they take requests! They will be back for more fun this Thursday, July 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. He is offering free drinks to the first three guests to submit a song request (with an email). This is a fun event to go to alone or in a group. 

The Biergarten has plenty of food and drink to purchase to enjoy the show. Note: At night they offer an affordable valet service as parking can be challenging at times.

Can’t make the show? David often offers up virtual shows. To find out more about David Mann, visit www.pianomann.com. To find out more about the Biergarten, visit https://www.biergartenboca.com/


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Happy Birthday, Jada!

Posted on 26 July 2021 by JLusk


When Cove resident and Colorado native Linda Komatsubara was 22 she had not planned to have a puppy to care for, but when her brother discovered he could not keep his Rottweiler any longer in the college dorms, she gained a new friend. At that time, the puppy was a mere nine weeks old and Komatsubara fell in love at first sight. She wanted to make sure everyone else fell in love with the pup too and enrolled him in formal training and took him to “puppy socials.” She succeeded in turning her into a people dog, a protector, companion and “one of the gals.” Later, the pup took on being the mommy to two younger Pomeranians and the family cat.

Everything seemed fine for Jada until 2020 when Komatsubara noticed her little pup had gained a lot of weight, was sleeping more and getting up to go to the bathroom. She finally took her to the vet, who did an ultrasound and discovered she had an enlarged spleen. That led to going to another doctor and scheduling for surgery in hopes of prolonging the pup’s life for even 6 months. The family would take what they could get. The surgeon ended up removing a tumor the size of a volleyball! Luckily, the surgery was a success, the cancer was removed and her health began to improve. She even tolerated with ease another surgery to remove a small mass on her shoulder and lip.

Today, her mobility may be slow and she may have some arthritis, but six months since that first surgery and Jada is going strong. This month, Jada is celebrating her 16th birthday. Happy birthday, Jada!

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School to start Aug. 18, tax holiday starts July 31

Posted on 26 July 2021 by JLusk

It is hard to believe but school is about to start again — no more staying home; kids will be in their seats at school. The school year begins on August 18 and the last day of school is June 9. For more info. on important dates, visit www.browardschools.com/Page/57219.

As usual, there will be a sales tax holiday for those preparing their kids for their first day, buying appropriate supplies and new clothes. This year’s Tax Holiday will occur from July 31 to August 9. There are stipulations for what qualifies to be untaxed. See https://floridarevenue.com/taxes/tips/Documents/TIP_21A01-08.pdf for more info.


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Police Chief Rodney Brimlow to Retire

Posted on 23 July 2021 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach would like to express its thanks and appreciation to BSO Police Captain for the Deerfield Beach District, Rodney Brimlow, who announced he will retire in late August 2021.
Captain Brimlow has become an integral part of the DFB family and has committed to establishing a relationship with the community based on respect and kindness. Captain Brimlow, who also happens to be a Catholic Deacon with Harvard University credentials, has accomplished great things in Deerfield Beach.
During the height of the pandemic, his team worked closely with the City Legislative Affairs team in organizing the bi-weekly food giveaways. He also helped to inform and educate the faith community about important crime trends and crime prevention during his participation in the Mayor’s Quarterly Faith Breakfast. He also implemented the Operational and Tactical Intelligence Center (OTIC) for Deerfield Beach, a model for the County that has been replicated in many other jurisdictions. The list of achievements for Captain Brimlow go on and his skill for organization and mentorship are unmatched.
“I cannot underscore just how much of an asset Captain Brimlow has been for this city. His favorite verse of the Bible is Micah 6:8, “He has told you what is good and what it is the LORD requires of you: to act with justice, to love with mercy, and to walk with humility before God.” This verse perfectly describes Captain Brimlow and how he leads. He is honestly one of the most compassionate and caring leaders I’ve ever had the privilege to work with. This is a huge loss for us, but I wish him incredible success and happiness in his retirement,” said Mayor Bill Ganz.
City Manager David Santucci said, “His contributions go well beyond that of a law enforcement professional. During his time with the City, both as an Executive Officer and District Captain, he has been a beacon for dignity, respect, and inclusiveness for this community. Although it is sad to see him go, he deserves this next chapter in his life and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Captain Brimlow could not say enough about ending his law enforcement career in Deerfield Beach.
“My time with Deerfield Beach has been one of the most rewarding of my 26 years with the Broward Sheriff’s Office. I love the community, and the city workers that I served alongside are genuinely some of the finest professionals I’ve worked with in my career. I could not be more proud of the men and women in law enforcement whom I have had the privilege to serve alongside. They are good people who love this community – I will definitely miss my team. I am so proud of them, and I genuinely believe in the good that law enforcement can do to transform and aid cities. But after so many years in law enforcement, it is time for me to chase different dreams and goals for myself and my family. I am looking forward to civilian life. Thank you, DFB!”
Captain Brimlow will be dearly missed by his colleagues and the Deerfield Beach community. But this City is better because of him, and we are grateful for his service. Please join the City of Deerfield Beach in wishing the Captain great health, peace, happiness, and much success in his retirement!

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Pompano offers $200 for COVID-19 vaccination

Posted on 08 July 2021 by JLusk

The COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program opens June 12 at 8 a.m.

More about the Program: The City of Pompano Beach through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding is distributing $200 Visa gift cards to residents who became fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine after June 22, 2021 when the City Commission approved the use of the ARPA funds. If you received your first Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 shot before June 22nd and received or will receive your second Pfizer or Moderna shot after June 22nd, you are still eligible to receive the $200 gift card. One dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 shots must be received after June 22nd in order to be eligible. The distribution of Visa gift cards will be on a first come, first serve basis and will be available while supplies last. The Incentive Program ends on September 30th.

For more info., click here: https://cdn.pompanobeachfl.gov/city/storage/press_releases/City-PR-21-35-COVID-19-Vaccination-Incentive-Program-003.pdf

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The Salvation Army’s Kettle Krush at Quiet Waters Park-7/24

Posted on 08 July 2021 by JLusk

Put on your favorite Christmas attire and run, walk or roll to “krush” poverty and homelessness at The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Kettle Krush 5K presented by PwC. WPLG Local 10 SoFlo Health’s Hunter Franqui will serve as the special guest host for the fourth annual event. An option for those (both in the region and beyond) who wish to participate virtually at home is also available. This all-ages event is designed to raise awareness and funds for families in need. Registration is open, now, at https://tinyurl.com/KettleKrush2021.

The Salvation Army serves over 50,000 Broward County residents, every year, and more than 70% of its funding comes directly from the community – individuals, groups and businesses.

The race is named after The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles which are staffed during the holidays to collect funds for families in need. Last year, The Salvation Army raised $320,215, more than a 33% increase over the same period last year, in less than five weeks in November and December. The Salvation Army of Broward County also distributed 7,566 gifts to 1,114 families with 2,483 children at 2020’s drive-through Holiday Toy Shop.

The racecourse at Quiet Waters Park is sanctioned by the USATF, and the race will be timed by AccuChipUSA, Inc. Awards will be given to runners in  “Top 3” categories and age groups.


WHEN:             Saturday, July 24 at 7 a.m.


WHERE:          Quiet Waters Park

                          401 Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

                         Those who cannot be at the physical race site are encouraged to participate virtually at home!

COST:              Register at https://tinyurl.com/KettleKrush2021


                         $10 for kids (ages 2 – 8)

                         $25 per participant (18 and under)

                         $30 for registrants (19 and over).

                         Team registration is $20 per person for teams of five or more.

                         A FREE commemorative race t-shirt will be given to all registrants.

                         Quiet Waters Park entry fee will be waived for all Kettle Krush 5K participants. Parking will also be FREE and available directly across from the Runner’s Pavilion area.

WHO:              The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Kettle Krush 5K presented by PwC is sponsored by Broward Health, Edd Helms AC & Electric, FPL, Costco Wholesale, Pronto Urgent Care, Trader Joe’s, Fast Printz, Profile by Sanford, ACME Barricades, Bimbo Bakeries, Dom and Sharon Pino, Pete and Jenny Sudler and Gerry and Isolde Cahill.

                     The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” Since 1926, The Salvation Army has been active in Broward County serving thousands of our most needy community members. Today, it offers a number of vital programs including its Economic Stability Program, the Open Door Project emergency shelter, a food pantry, transitional family housing, New Beginnings for pregnant homeless women and disaster services.

INFO:              For more information or to pledge additional monetary and/or sponsorship support, please contact Robert Beasley at 954-712-2480 or email Robert.beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org.  Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/Browardsalvationarmy, on Instagram @salvationarmybroward and on Twitter @SalArmyBroward.


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Kirk Cottrell Pavilion (KCP) Jamboree

Posted on 06 July 2021 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency would like to invite you to the KCP Jamboree Celebration. This free, family-friendly event includes a paddle board race, beach volleyball exhibition, food trucks, shaved ice, music, surfboard raffle and fun. The Jamboree will take place at the Kirk Cottrell Pavilion (330 N. Ocean Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441) and the adjacent beach area on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 8 a.m. to noon. 
This is a free event; however, pre-registration is required to receive one of the free food options offered at the event and a commemorative KCP Jamboree tank top.
A raffle will be held at noon on the day of the event for a custom-made Kirk Cottrell Pavilion surfboard fabricated by Deerfield Beach based Bird Surfboards with a surfboard care package provided by Island Water Sports. The value of the surfboard package is $1,800. Proceeds from the raffle will be used for scholarships for three underserved Deerfield Beach youth to attend surf camp. Raffle tickets cost $10 for 5, $15 for 10, or $20 for 15 and may be purchased in advance by emailing  atemple@dfb.city  or can be purchased in person on the day of the event. The winner must be present to win.  
Registrants must print their receipts and bring to the event in order to receive selected merchandise and food items. NO items will be released without proof of registration. 
To register, please visit Civic Rec at  https://secure.rec1.com/FL/deerfield-beach-fl/catalog
Please be advised that the Kirk Cottrell Pavilion parking lot will not be available for public parking for the duration of the event. Parking will be available at any of the other public parking locations. 
For additional details or questions, please contact the Deerfield Beach CRA at 954-480-4262.

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Stuffed animals given to children in need

Posted on 06 July 2021 by JLusk

More than 500 stuffed animals were donated to the Broward Sheriff’s Office Pompano Beach District for children who have experienced a traumatic incident.
On Saturday, June 26, the Widows Sons International Masonic Riders Association generously delivered the plush toys to the district office. The toys, teddy bears and stuffed animals will be distributed to deputies to assist in their interaction with children who have gone through a difficult time or experienced emotional or physical crisis. 
The hope is that sharing these toys with children will bring them some comfort in a time of need.

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Deerfield–Monitoring Elsa

Posted on 02 July 2021 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach is actively monitoring Hurricane Elsa. Although the path is not yet clear, weather experts are predicting, at the very least, heavy wind and rain.

Depending on how this storm takes shape over the following 24-hours, fireworks scheduled for 4th of July festivities at Quiet Waters Park could be canceled.

Safety regulations prohibit the City from launching fireworks during sustained winds of 15-20 mph and based on the current track we could see those wind speeds by Sunday evening. Please be sure to check the City’s website and social media regularly for updates.

Regular solid waste and bulk collections will continue as per normal collection schedules but will be suspended should we encounter sustained winds of 40 MPH or other conditions that may result in unsafe collections.

Please adhere to the bulk collection guidelines and do not place excessive materials for pickup. As per guidelines, materials that exceed seven cubic yards or do not comply with the City’s guidelines will not be collected and may become projectiles in the occurrence of a storm.

Residents should not use this time to complete landscaping work or other projects that will result in heavy bulk trash.

For more information on the City’s Bulk Collection Guidelines, visit http://ow.ly/Hd8B50Fo1F0. The City is urging residents to monitor Hurricane ELSA and review their hurricane preparedness plans. To get your local DFB storm updates, check out the City’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter Platforms. The links are listed below.

Website: http://ow.ly/2ULv50Fo1EZ

Facebook: @CityOfDeerfieldBeachFloridaMunicipalGovernment

Twitter: DFB_City

Instagram: @CityofDeerfieldBeach

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