BSO investigates woman found in Pompano Beach canal

Posted on 08 July 2020 by JLusk

 
At approximately 6:01 p.m. July 5, Broward County Regional Communications received a call in reference to a possible drowning at the 1000 block of NW 6th Street in Pompano Beach. Upon deputies’ arrival, they observed an unidentified female in the water who was deceased. 
 
BSO dive team, homicide and crime scene units responded to the scene to investigate. 
 
Identification of the female is pending the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office. 
 
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Det. John Curcio at 954-321-4210. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. 

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Broward County to keep economy open by ramping up enforcement

Posted on 08 July 2020 by JLusk

 
  

While Miami-Dade County tells restaurants to close again due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, Broward County is opting for a less extreme route. As of Friday, July 10 at 12:01 a.m., per Emergency Order 20-21 issued by Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry, the county will be stepping up their efforts to crack down on those who don’t follow the rules in place. 

All businesses that violate local emergency orders will be forced to close for 24 hours after their first citation, with each subsequent citation incurring an additional 72 hours of closure (e.g. 96 hour closure after a second citation, 168 hour closure after a third citation etc.).

In addition, restaurants will stop serving food and alcohol between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. However, takeout and delivery is still okay. Seating in restaurants must be limited to six people per table, or 10 if everyone is from the same household. Food and beverage must be consumed while seated.

“These public safety actions are necessary to slow community spread. Compliance is key. If everyone will do their part, we can get back to reopening our economy. Our intent is to ensure that all bad actors are held accountable, while not adversely impacting those individuals and businesses who are complying. Should these measures not work, additional measures will need to be put in place, including rollbacks of previously opened establishments and activities,” said Henry.

For an updated index of the Order’s 18 attachments, which establish guidelines and requirements for various types of businesses, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus and select Emergency Orders.

To track business violations in your community, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus.

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Broward Health Expands COVID-19 Testing Site

Posted on 08 July 2020 by JLusk

Broward Health has expanded its COVID-19 testing at its Pompano Beach walk-up site to include children ages 2 and older. All patients must continue to pre-register prior to visiting the Annie L. Weaver Health Center, located at 2011 NW 3rd Ave., Pompano Beach.

The free testing at the Broward Health community health center will further ensure the health and wellness of the South Florida community. The site expanded to include children as young as 2 years old on Tuesday, July 7, and will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., by appointment only.

Registered patients will be able to visit the Annie L. Weaver location on foot and be swabbed for COVID-19. To be tested, patients must pre-register for scheduled appointment times.

To schedule a time to be tested, patients must have a written script from a physician and then call Nurse Connect at (954) 320-5730 to register. If patients do not have a primary care physician and need assistance, they can still call (954) 320-5730 to speak with a registered nurse through Nurse Connect.

Photo ID for adults, the written prescription for COVID-19 testing and registration are required at the mobile testing site to be swabbed and tested.

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BSO investigates shooting in Pompano

Posted on 07 July 2020 by JLusk

 
Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) homicide detectives are seeking the community’s help in identifying the shooter that left a person dead Friday night in Pompano Beach.
At approximately 10:18 p.m. July 3, Broward County Regional Communications received a call in regard to a shooting at 244 NW 12th Street in Pompano Beach. BSO deputies responded and located the victim, ‘NUK’ Cameron Breon, on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound.
 
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue personnel responded to the scene and pronounced ‘NUK’ Breon deceased at approximately 10:28 p.m. 
 
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Det. Louis Bonhomme at 954-321-4377. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. 
 
Photo shown is the victim, ‘NUK’ Cameron Breon, a transgender female.

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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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