Deerfield curbside recycling to stop July 1st

Posted on 27 June 2020 by JLusk

By Rachel Galvin

Despite the city’s ongoing effort to educate the public about the correct way to recycle, the amount of contamination that continued to occur, as well as the increasing costs for processing and global low demand for materials led to them deciding to stop the program once again. The suspension is set to run from July 1st to Oct. 1st. If you put recyclables during this time in those blue cans as usual, they will still collect it, but they will just throw it in with the rest of the trash. The city asks people to refrain from using those buckets and only use them as a last resort.

Remember, you still can bring recyclables to the city’s Recycling Drop-Off Center, located at 401 SW 4 Street, in Deerfield. The city will also be placing two additional community recycling containers at these locations:

  • Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 SE 21 Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Fire Station 66, 590 S Powerline Rd, Deerfield Beach, FL

Visit www.DFB.city/recycling for additional information.

Future program adjustments including but not limited to potential extension of program suspension will be announced as necessary.

For additional information, contact the Department of Sustainable Management at 954-480-4391 or visit www.DFB.city/recycling

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Broward County to penalize those not following reopening guidelines

Posted on 27 June 2020 by JLusk

County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-18, which outlines penalties for establishments that fail to comply with Emergency Orders mandating sanitization, social distancing, facial coverings and other requirements intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All prior Emergency Orders also remain in effect.

The new Order is effective Friday, June 26, 2020 and states that:

•    Establishments cited for operating in violation of any County Emergency Order shall immediately close for a minimum 24-hour period.

•    They may reopen after 24 hours, provided they 1) conduct a thorough review of applicable Emergency Orders and take all necessary measures to bring the establishment into compliance and 2) submit and receive notice of acceptance of attestation, under penalty of perjury by the owner, general manager, or chief executive officer of the establishment, emailed to the County at Reopening@Broward.org. 

•    Once the attestation is received and accepted, the establishment will be inspected by local code enforcement or law enforcement authorities, within five calendar days after reopening, to confirm that the violation has been corrected.

•    Repeat violations will be presumed to be knowing violations and will be subject to stricter penalties, including a fine of up to $15,000.     

County Administrator Henry said: “It is everyone’s responsibility to comply with CDC guidelines and Emergency Orders, including those related to facial coverings and social distancing. We cannot let our guard down if we hope to stop the spread of the virus and avoid the devastating economic impacts of a reopening rollback.”

Residents are strongly encouraged to help with the compliance process by reporting violations to MyBroward.Broward.org. Select “Request for Service,” enter the location of the violation, and select “COVID-19 Business Complaints” as the Type of Issue. You can also call the City of Deerfield Beach Code Enforcement Department at 954-480-4238, or the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000. Reports can be made anonymously. 

For more information contact Broward County Media Liason, Lori Shepard, at 954-357-6944. 

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Deerfield Beach 4th of July Celebration Goes Virtual

Posted on 25 June 2020 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department is disappointed to have canceled their 2020 4th of July Celebration that was to be held at the Main Beach Parking Lot. Though festival-goers will not be able to “physically” attend their 4th of July Celebration, they will have a week of virtual programming every day from June 29 to July 4 for the whole family.

Be on the lookout for details on the city Facebook page and follow their 4th of July event page for more details. For more information as to the full entertainment lineup and various information, visit: www.dfb.city/4thofjuly as they will keep the site updated as information is confirmed. Below is what is currently planned:

 

Date

Program

Saturday, June 27th

XBOX One Madden Tournament

Sunday, June 28th

Home Decoration Contest Announced

Monday, June 29th

Rec2go – Pin wheel

Tuesday, June 30th

TikTok Tuesday

Wednesday, July 1st

Rec2go – Tie Dye T-shirt

Thursday, July 2nd

Build your own Burger Contest

Friday, July 3rd

Patriotic Outfit Contest

Saturday, July 4th

 

   9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Star Spangled Sprint 5k virtual race live DJ performance

   8:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Maggie Baugh Performance on FB Live

   9:00 PM

FB Live Firework Display of previous shows

 

The above times and activities are subject to change without advance notice.

No fireworks permitted.

Questions? Visit www.dfb.city/4thofjuly or email the Community Events and Outreach Division at dfbspecialevents@dfb.city.

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SW 10 Street meetings

Posted on 20 June 2020 by JLusk


Did you miss the last webinar hosted by the Florida Department of Transportation regarding SW 10th Street?  You can now watch it online at www.sw10street.com.  There are two more coming up– on Monday, June 29 and Wednesday, July 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
   

   

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Micro-Enterprise Grant Assistance (MEGA) Program Funding Still Available

Posted on 18 June 2020 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach is committed to supporting small businesses who are financially struggling amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. To help the City’s small businesses, applications are still being accepted for the Micro-Enterprise Grant Assistance (MEGA) Program.

To date, over 80 small businesses have started applications but just a few have completed the necessary steps. Economic Development and Community Development staff are available to assist with the application process.

Financial documentation must be provided to demonstrate a business’ eligibility. Businesses that have previously received financial assistance from other sources such as Payroll Protection Program (PPP) or Economic Injury Disaster Loan EIDL are not eligible for MEGA.

The Program provides businesses with up to $5,000 in financial assistance to meet basic obligations such as building leases, mortgage payments, utilities payments, monthly debt payments, business payroll, business inventory expenses to remain viable and to encourage businesses to retain their labor force. 

Applications are being accepted until funds are fully allocated.

For the complete guidelines, please visit: http://www.deerfield-beach.com/1870/Micro-Enterprise-Grant-Assistance.

For additional information please contact the Economic Development Department at (954)395-6051 or GChazu@deerfield-beach.com.

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Revised Budget Work Sessions Fiscal Year 2021

Posted on 12 June 2020 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach will be holding a series of Budget Work Sessions through virtual meeting technology. The public is invited to attend and observe the process. A copy of the agenda will be available at http://www.deerfield-beach.com/1554/Meetings-Agendas. The agenda includes a link to the Zoom virtual meeting as well as instructions on how to access by telephone, YouTube and Zoom. The schedule is as follows:

Please note times and presentation schedules have changed; this schedule replaces any previously posted schedule.

Monday, June 22, 2020

6:00PM                      Call to Order & Roll Call

6:05PM                      Introduction

6:10PM                      Budget 101

6:25PM                      Revenue Forecast

6:35PM                      Major FY21 Budget Initiatives & Changes

6:50PM                      Financial Services

7:10PM                      Information Technology Services

7:25PM                      Human Resources

7:45PM                      Public Affairs & Marketing

8:00PM                      City Clerk

8:15PM                      Public Input

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

6:00PM                      Call to Order & Roll Call

6:05PM                      Environmental Services

6:35PM                      Planning & Development Services

Building & Inspection Services

Code Compliance

7:05PM                      Ocean Rescue

7:15PM                      Fire Rescue

7:40PM                      Law Enforcement

8:05PM                      Public Input

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

6:00PM                      Call to Order & Roll Call

6:05PM                      Economic Development

6:25PM                      Community Development

Community Participation

6:55PM                      Sustainable Management

7:25PM                      Center for Active Aging

7:45PM                      Parks & Recreation

8:15PM                      Public Input

For additional information, please contact the Office of Budget & Performance via email at dfbbudget@deerfield-beach.com.

 

 

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Deerfield– Budget Work Sessions Fiscal Year 2021

Posted on 08 June 2020 by JLusk

 

The City of Deerfield Beach will be holding a series of Budget Work Sessions through virtual meeting technology. The public is invited to attend and observe the process. A copy of the agenda will be available at http://www.deerfield-beach.com/1554/Meetings-Agendas. The agenda includes a link to the Zoom virtual meeting as well as instructions on how to access by telephone, YouTube and Zoom.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 22, 2020

6:00PM Call to Order & Roll Call

6:05PM Introduction

6:10PM Budget 101

6:25PM Revenue Forecast

6:35PM                        Major FY20 Budget Initiatives & Changes

6:50PM Financial Services

7:05PM Information Technology Services

7:20PM Human Resources

7:40PM Purchasing & Office of Budget & Performance

7:55PM Public Affairs & Marketing

8:15PM City Clerk

8:30PM Public Input

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

6:00PM Call to Order & Roll Call

6:05PM Environmental Services

6:30PM Sustainable Management

7:05PM Ocean Rescue

7:15PM Fire Rescue

7:40PM Law Enforcement

8:05PM Public Input

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

6:00PM Call to Order & Roll Call

6:05PM Economic Development

6:25PM Planning & Development Services

Building & Inspection Services

Code Compliance

6:55PM Community Development

Community Participation

7:25PM Center for Active Aging

7:45PM Parks & Recreation

8:15PM Public Input

 For additional information, please contact the Office of Budget & Performance via email at dfbbudget@deerfield-beach.com.

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City of Deerfield Beach Opens Free COVID-19 Testing Site

Posted on 07 June 2020 by JLusk

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County has partnered with the City of Deerfield Beach to open a free, public COVID-19 walk-up testing site. The testing site will open on Monday, June 8, and will be open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This testing schedule will run through Saturday, June 20, and may be extended. 

The location is Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 4455 SW Second Street, Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441. This site will not only assist the state identify COVID-19 trends in South Florida, it will allow those in the community to easily access necessary free testing.

“We encourage our residents to take advantage of this free testing service as we continue to move forward safely to other phases of re-openings in the near future,” said Mayor Bill Ganz. 

Appointments are not required; however, please call 954-412-7300 for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

For additional information or questions, call the Broward County COVID-19 hotline at 954-357-9500.

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Over 30 Firearms Recovered by BSO– Pompano

Posted on 07 June 2020 by JLusk

On Thursday, June 4, about two dozen handguns were recovered and five subjects detained in Pompano Beach in connection to the theft of 31 firearms out of Miami-Dade County. 
 
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently contacted the Broward Sheriff’s Office Violent Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response (VIPER) unit requesting their assistance in locating and retrieving firearms stolen from the Airport Pawn & Gun store located at 831 N. Le Jeune Road in Miami-Dade County. The theft occurred around 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 1. 
 
“Through investigative means and cross-agency collaboration, BSO’s VIPER and Gang Investigation Unit, in conjunction with ATF agents, the City of Miami Police Department and the Department of Probation and Parole, successfully recovered multiple stolen firearms off the streets of Miami-Dade and Broward counties,” Sheriff Gregory Tony said. 
 
“The Miami Police Department is grateful to ATF and BSO’s VIPER and Gang Investigations Unit for their effort and collaboration, which resulted in the recovery of these stolen firearms taken from the City of Miami. Thanks to our federal and local partners we have less stolen firearms on our streets today, and our local business owner will be able to have their property returned to them upon conclusion of the investigation,” Chief Jorge R. Colina said.
 
Five subjects, were located and detained at 621 N.E. 24th St. in Pompano Beach. Detectives say six handguns were recovered in a backpack and 18 others were located throughout different parts of Broward County. The stolen guns were turned over to ATF.
 
“ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry along with our state and local law enforcement partners to prevent criminals from illegally acquiring firearms. Burglaries of federally licensed firearms retailers represent particularly brazen crimes that hold potential for additional crimes when stolen firearms are sold on the street to persons who can’t purchase firearms legally. ATF’s public safety mission is broad, and its role in combatting firearm violence is critical to our priority of reducing violent crime within the communities in which we serve,” ATF Special Agent In Charge (SAC) Robert Cekada said.
 
Still shots previously released by ATF shows eight subjects involved in the theft. A reward of up to $15,000 is being offered by ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation for information that leads to arrests. 
 

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Virtual CRA Meeting – June 9, 2020

Posted on 03 June 2020 by JLusk

The Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. with elected officials and City staff participating through video conferencing.

A copy of the agenda for the June 9 meeting can be found at http://www.deerfield- beach.com/1554/Meetings-Agendas

Ready to access? Use the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85005159288?pwd=ZXFTUTFuajdJc3g3Nmc5dkIzZFYvdz09

The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m.

You can also dial in via telephone instead by dialing  1-929-205-6099 and inserting the Meeting ID — 850 0515 9288 — when prompted. No computer or access code is required. Don’t forget the password… It is 768361

For more information on using Zoom, please visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us.

The meeting will also be available to the public via YouTube for audio and video access; however, public participation, i.e. comments are not possible. The link to watch the meeting via YouTube will be active no earlier than 6:45 p.m. on June 9  and can be found by clicking the camera icon in the Media column at http://www.deerfield- beach.com/1554/Meetings-Agendas.

Public participation is strongly encouraged. Your comments will be limited to three minutes per person. To participate, please choose the option best for you and remember to include your name and address for the record.

  1. Via Email – Public comments and documents may be submitted via email to web.clerk@dfb.city. Public comments will be read aloud during the meeting and added to the record. Emails can be submitted prior to the meeting or until the public hearing session is closed.
  2. Live Zoom Video Participation – If attending via Zoom online, at the appropriate public comment period, click “raise hand” on the bottom of the “participants” tab, and your audio will be unmuted when you are recognized.
  3. Live Zoom Telephone Participation – If attending via Zoom by telephone, at the appropriate public comment period, press *9 to “raise your hand” and your audio will be unmuted when you are recognized.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND FLORIDA STATUTE 286.26, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK NO LATER THAN 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING AT 954-480-4213 FOR ASSISTANCE.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City Clerk’s Office at 954-480-4213. For additional information on the agenda items for the Commission meeting, please visit www.dfb.city.

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