Get Ready to Shred!

Posted on 17 August 2022 by JLusk

Free Shredding Event for Deerfield Beach Residents

The City of Deerfield Beach will be hosting a free shredding event on August 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. This shred event will take place at Fire Station 66, located at 590 S Powerline Rd. in Deerfield Beach. Residents may bring old files and confidential paperwork for shredding.

It is the customer’s responsibility to remove all large metal and plastic clips, spines, and plastic notebook covers. File folders, paperclips, and staples are acceptable.

Free shredding is open to Deerfield Beach residents only. Residents should bring a driver’s license or utility bill to show proof of residency. Each resident can bring a maximum of two boxes of materials to shred.

For additional information on shredding in Deerfield Beach, call 954-480-4391 or visit www.DFB.city/cityshred.

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Beach & Pier Reopened After Bomb Threat

Posted on 11 August 2022 by JLusk

By Rachel Galvin

On Thursday, Aug. 11, Deerfield Beach was closed and people were evacuated today by the Broward Sheriff’s Office following a bomb threat. Once the threat was deemed unfounded, the beach and pier were reopened.

The City of Deerfield Beach posted an update on Twitter at 4:13 p.m., saying: “The #DeerfieldBeach International Fishing Pier and the beach have reopened. The Broward Sheriff’s Office received a call that there was a bomb at the pier. BSO swept the pier and determined the threat was unfounded. BSO will continue this investigation #DFB #Alert #Clear

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Deerfield Budget Workshop

Posted on 05 August 2022 by JLusk

A Budget Workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers located at the City Hall Complex, 150 NE 2 Ave., in Deerfield Beach. A quorum of the City Commission will be physically present at the workshop, and the City will be utilizing communications media technology with some City staff participating through video conferencing.
 
The public is invited to attend and observe the workshop in person or via Zoom. A copy of the agenda will be available at http://www.deerfield-beach.com/1554/Meetings-Agendas. The agenda will include a link to the Zoom virtual meeting as well as instructions on how to access it by telephone and computer.
 
For additional information, please contact the Office of Budget & Performance at dfbbudget@deerfield-beach.com or phone at 954-571-4550.
 

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Sips & Sounds

Posted on 03 August 2022 by JLusk

By Rachel Galvin

A crowd assembled within The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum on July 20 for the 2nd Summer Sips & Sounds event. People could first peruse the museum, which was completely renovated last fall. Next, they could mingle and enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and wine provided by The Seagate Hotel, before sitting down to enjoy the concert. The music theme was the ’70s this time and guests were delighted to hear some old tunes they had not heard for some time. Joanne Marie Kaye, who also is the executive director for the Festival of the Arts BOCA, took on the role of singer for the event, with Rick Krive also singing and playing the keyboard, and Scot Klarman playing the saxophone. They sang songs from The Carpenters, Carole King, Elton John, the Eagles, Manhattan Transfer and others.

The 1970s was an exciting decade in Boca Raton as the town was experiencing exponential growth and change: the Historical Society was founded, I-95 was completed through Boca, Arvida was building gated communities, and IBM had arrived bringing an influx of new families,” says Museum Executive Director Mary Csar.

There will be one more Sips & Sounds on September 21. That one will focus on music from World War II. It will again be held at the Historic Town Hall, 71 North Federal Hwy., in downtown Boca Raton. Tickets for the concert are $30 for Boca Raton Historical Society members and $40 for non-members. For more information, visit www.bocahistory.org.

     



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Back to School Tax Holiday

Posted on 25 July 2022 by JLusk

Did you know there is a tax holiday for Back to School items happening now? It runs July 25 through Aug. 7. Details here: Florida Dept. of Revenue – Home (floridarevenue.com)

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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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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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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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