| June, 2022

SE 13th Avenue Bridge Closure   

Posted on 30 June 2022 by JLusk

They are repairing the SE 13th Avenue Bridge in Deerfield.
The repair will require the closure of SE 13th Avenue, between SE 6th and SE 7th Street, starting on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. The work is expected to be completed in 90 days. The city and the contractor will ensure the repairs do not impact driveways, nor the intersection between SE 13th Avenue and SE 6th Street. Residents are advised to take alternate routes. For additional information call Environmental Services at 954-480-4400.

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Grand Opening –New Fire Station–July 1

Posted on 29 June 2022 by JLusk

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire Rescue is proud to announce the grand opening of Fire Rescue Station 51, which will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 1, at 1200 Veleiros Blvd. in Deerfield Beach. 
City of Deerfield Beach officials along with administrative staff and field personnel from Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue will be on hand to conduct a fire station and apparatus tour.
The new station replaces the former fire station, which was previously located outside the city limits near Sample Road and Powerline Road. The newly built facility now resides inside the city limits and nearest to the station’s primary response area, which covers an approximate 3 square miles. The new facility is expected to considerably reduce response times to emergencies in the southwestern corridor of Deerfield Beach.
The new station is a modernized facility that consists of a single rescue apparatus bay within a single-story structure totaling 4,000 square feet. The building is designed to house and support a typical rescue response company, which consists of a rescue lieutenant and two firefighter-paramedics. The new Fire Station 51 includes a kitchen, a dining area, an office, an exercise room, a day room, private sleeping quarters, lockers, storage areas, and an emergency generator. 

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4th of July — Deerfield

Posted on 27 June 2022 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach’s Annual July 4th Celebration, sponsored by the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, will take place on Monday, July 4th, at the Main Beach Parking Lot (149 SE 21 Ave). Come out and enjoy food, arts and crafts, the JM Family Kids’ Zone, and free entertainment from noon to 9 p.m., with one of South Florida’s largest fireworks, show beginning at 9:05 pm.
For more information as to the full entertainment lineup and various information, please visit: www.dfb.city/4thofjuly as we will keep the site updated as information is confirmed!
Please note: There will be several road and facility closures related to the 4th of July Celebration:
• International Fishing Pier will be closed at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, and will reopen at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.
• On July 4th, at midnight, Ocean Way from Hillsboro Boulevard to SE 4 Street, the Main Beach Parking Lot, the lot behind Ocean Rescue, and the Pier Parking Lot will close reopening the morning of July 5.
• SE 2 Street and SE 1 Street will close at A1A Thursday, July 4th at 6 a.m., reopening on the morning of July 5.
• On July 4th, from 6 – 11 p.m., the Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge and A1A, from Hillsboro Boulevard to SE 3 Street, and Ocean Way at NE 21 Ave., will be closed to traffic.
• The Hillsboro Boulevard bridge will remain in the locked-down position from 7 – 11 p.m. for pedestrian traffic.
Parking on the barrier island will be limited during the event. Complimentary parking will be available at the Cove Shopping Center, Sullivan Park, and St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Attendees can make the short walk across the bridge to the event or take the complimentary shuttle service between the Cove Shopping Center and the beach or St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the beach. The shuttle service will run as follows:
• Continuous shuttle service from 11:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
• NO shuttle service from 5:45 to 11 p.m. due to the closing of the Hillsboro Boulevard bridge
• Continuous shuttle service will resume at 11 p.m. and run continuously until 12 a.m.
The City of Deerfield Beach would like to thank our event sponsors: the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Should you have any questions regarding the event, please visit www.dfb.city/4thofjuly or call the Community Events Division at 954-480-4429

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Areas of the County to be Sprayed to Reduce Mosquito Larvae

Posted on 10 June 2022 by JLusk


Due to the unusual amount of rain from last week’s storm, the Broward County Mosquito Control Section will be spraying larvicide to reduce the development of mosquitoes, such as the Aedes aegypti, a known disease-transmitting mosquito and aggressive biter. Larvicide kills mosquito larvae before they can become flying, biting adults. 

Beginning Wednesday, June 8, and potentially for the two weeks following, truck-mounted sprayers will apply larvicide between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting, in areas of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Dania Beach and Broward Municipal Services District (refer to maps). 

The larvicide being used is VectoBac WDG. This product is not harmful to humans, pets, bees, aquatic habitats or environmentally sensitive areas. The active ingredient is Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti, strain AM6552), a naturally occurring, biodegradable bacterial mosquito larvicide. It is certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute and is registered for use by the US Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, VectoBac WDG has been reviewed by the World Health Organization and is listed as a recommended formulation for control of mosquito larvae.

Broward County Mosquito Control Section continues to work closely with the Florida Department of Health and Code Enforcement partners in Broward’s 31 municipalities to reduce the population of mosquitoes and their habitats.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to reduce potential mosquito breeding habitats by regularly surveying their property to remove any standing water found in buckets, tires, planters, birdbaths and fountains. By reducing the number of mosquito breeding habitats, residents will reduce the number of adult mosquitoes that could transmit diseases. 

Residents experiencing mosquito problems can request service by calling 311 or by completing the online Mosquito Service Request Form.

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County Continues to Monitor Tropical Disturbance

Posted on 03 June 2022 by JLusk

The National Weather Service is warning local communities to expect heavier than normal amounts of rainfall due to the advancing unnamed tropical system that has resulted in Broward County being placed under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Flood Watch. Broward County’s Public Works Department is completing standard pre-storm preparations to secure infrastructure.

  • Highway and Bridge Maintenance storm protocols have been activated and road crews are proactively checking and clearing bridges and roadway drainage inlets and storm drain pipes.
  • Pumps are being staged at low areas that are prone to flooding.
  • Backup generators have been checked to ensure they will operate properly if needed.
  • Traffic Engineering teams will closely monitor the County’s traffic signal system over the weekend and coordinate with Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Power & Light and municipalities to ensure any outages are addressed quickly.
  • Utility divisions, including Traffic Engineering and Water & Wastewater Services, will handle calls for service and dispatching 24/7, as they normally do.

The County’s Public Works professionals are involved in the design, planning, construction and maintenance of County facilities, streets, highways and bridges, as well as the provision of a potable water supply and wastewater collection for unincorporated Broward County residents; operations of recycling, mosquito control, solid waste and environmental programs and facilities; and emergency planning and response.

The Broward County Emergency Operations Center remains at a Level 3 activation, which means it is assessing and monitoring the developing situation.

Residents are encouraged to monitor media for up-to-the-minute information and public safety advisories, follow Broward County on Twitter.com/ReadyBroward, like us on Facebook.com/BrowardEMD and visit Broward.org/hurricane for more information and an extensive A-Z Guide to preparedness. Have a family plan to be resilient, ready and safe during this hurricane season, which lasts through November 30.



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Free Pier Walking Club

Posted on 02 June 2022 by JLusk

The Department of Parks and Recreation and International Fishing Pier, located at 200 NE 21 Ave., is happy to announce Pier Walking Club for any persons 50 years of age or older. The club will begin on Monday, June 6, and takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6 to 8 a.m. For more information, call the International Fishing Pier at 954-480-4407.

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DB Kiwanis provides $12,000 in scholarships

Posted on 01 June 2022 by JLusk

Kiwanis gives scholarships to deserving kids. Photo provided.

On May 25, the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach had its Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Woman’s Club to present $12,000 worth of scholarships to local kids, in addition to three smaller scholarships also presented by Deerfield Kiwanis West.

Congrats, students!

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