Online Surplus Auction Underway Now
In the market for a used vehicle or boat? Check out the City's Surplus Online Auction underway now through June 15th. Cars, trucks, vans, emergency vehicles, boats and more - right now there are 49 surplus vehicles on the auction block. The auction ends June 15th at 7 p.m. Anyone interested can visit the auction site and submit a bid here.
The City contracts with a company called "Bidera" to handle public auctions of surplus items. As part of their contract they inspect each item, write up a description, take detailed photographs and then host the auction. Hollywood is just one of many local municipalities to use the Bidera online auction site to sell surplus items with the goal of realizing the best possible price to the benefit of taxpayers.
CALLING ALL SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS!
Gain the mindset to grow your business and expand your network through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Miami Dade College.
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses provides business management education, support services and access to capital for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. The program is free for participants and delivered in partnership with Miami Dade College.
Is Your Business Ready?
We look for applicants who are passionate about growing their business and creating jobs in our community, and generally meet these criteria:
Owner or co-owner of a business
Business in operation for at least two years
Business revenues of at least $75K in the most recent fiscal year
Minimum of 2 employees (including the owner)
Based in South Florida
Applications for consideration to participate in September 2021 are due by June 11, 2021. Apply here.
MASS VACCINATION SITES CONTINUE; BUT CHANGES AHEAD
There are currently 12 fixed vaccination site locations in Broward County. Nine of the sites are operated by DOH-Broward; three are operated by Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM).
Upcoming schedule updates:
- FDEM has announced that effective June 18, 2021, their two vaccination sites at Broward College North Campus (Coconut Creek) and Vizcaya Park (Miramar) will close. Until then, they will dispense second dose shots only of Pfizer (Vizcaya) or Moderna (Broward College) and shots of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (both locations) from 9AM – 5PM, seven days a week.
- DOH-Broward has announced that Tree Tops Park site in Davie will close on June 17, 2021, the sites at Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale will close on June 18, 2021, and the site at Pompano Beach CitiCentre will close on June 30, 2021.
2 HOLLYWEOOD LOCATIONS INCLUDED IN 21 NEW POP-UP VACCINATION SITES
21 “pop-up” vaccination sites will begin in June offering the Pfizer vaccine to residents ages 12 and older. No appointment required. No insurance necessary. DOH-Broward pop-up sites offer $10 grocery gift certificates redeemable at local supermarkets for all individuals receiving first doses.
Hollywood Broadwalk Charnow Park
Friday, June 18 through Saturday, June 19; 10AM – 6PM
Wednesday, June 30-August 11; 10AM – 5PM
Dania Beach City Hall
Monday, June 28; 1PM-6PM
Saint David’s Catholic Church
Sunday, June 27; 8AM – 1PM
North East Focal Point
Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 25; 9AM-4PM
Tabernaculo De Vida
Sunday, June 27; Noon-3PM
Broward Wellness Center
Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 11; 10AM-6PM except Wednesday 10AM-4PM
Mass Arts District
Saturday, June 19; 6PM-11PM
Hillsboro Beach Town Hall
Saturday, June 12; 9AM-12PM
Lauderhill Bus Terminal
Wednesday, June 23; 10AM-7PM
Thursday, June 24, Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26; 2:30PM-7PM
Miramar City Hall
Saturday, June 12 and Friday, June 18; 10AM – 2PM
Saturday, June 26; 6PM-10PM
Island Hopping at Shirley Branca Park
Saturday, June 19; 6PM-10PM
Hampton Pines Park
Monday, June 14; 8AM – 1PM
Tuesday, June 15; 1PM-6PM
Wednesday, June 16; 8AM – 1PM
Thursday, June 17; 1PM-6PM
North Lauderdale City Hall
Friday, June 18; 8AM – 1PM
North Lauderdale Teen Center
Saturday, June 19; 8AM – 1PM
Power Outreach Ministries
Sunday, June 13; Noon-2PM
Saturday, June 12; 1PM-5PM
View Posted Schedule for Location Details
For more information on site locations, please visit the DOH-Broward website.
"SPARK Launch" is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to interact and learn from area experts. This moderated session on Wednesday, June 16th will cover entrepreneurial programs and resources Broward County has to offer. The session will also highlight Broward’s unique position in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem.
Featured Panelists Include:
- John Wensveen, Chief Innovation Officer, Nova Southeastern University Executive Director, Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation
- Pamela Fuertes, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Miami-Dade College
- David Coddington, LEED AP Sr. Vice President Business Development, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Broward County
- Raelin Storey, Director of the Office of Communications, Marketing and Economic Development City of Hollywood.
SPARK Hollywood FL was launched in 2017 through a unique partnership between the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hollywood with support from entrepreneurially focused organizations. SPARK Hollywood, FL has offered more than 100 entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ventures to expert judges, and awarded more than $20,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to spark businesses since 2017. For more information about SPARK Hollywood, FL, visit www.sparkhollywoodfl.com
ArtsPark Movie NightLilo and Stitch (PG) will be featured Friday night on the big screen at the ArtsPark Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or beach chair for lawn seating. Social distancing will be enforced. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and admission is free. Catch a new movie every Friday night at 8 p.m. – visit the event calendar at www.hollywoodfl.org for the movie schedule. Single-use plastics are prohibited at the ArtsPark, please consider bringing a reusable bottle of water instead.
Friday, June 11th at 8 p.m.
Let the Music Play!
Live entertainment has returned to the
Hollywood Beach Broadwalk "Bandshell" at Johnson Street
Check out the full entertainment schedule here.
Apply to Have Your Business Featured in "Homegrown Hollywood" Promotional Videos
During the pandemic, consumers stayed home and shopped online. Now with restrictions lifted, brick and mortar businesses are working overtime to bring customers back into their stores. Through the “Backing Business” and “My Hollywood” initiatives, the City of Hollywood has launched a new promotional campaign called “Homegrown Hollywood.” Several videos will be produced to highlight Hollywood’s brick and mortar businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19.
Whether it is superior customer service, convenience, consistent product quality or store atmosphere, the City’s video production team will capture what makes these businesses stand out in our community.
Are you ready for your business to be featured? Hollywood businesses that produce and sell goods are encouraged to apply by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021. One brick and mortar location from each District will be chosen at random to appear and represent a cross section of Hollywood businesses. There is no cost for businesses to be featured in this unique marketing opportunity. For additional information and to apply, please visit the City’s website at the link below.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY
New Noise Regulations
Now in Effect
The City's new noise ordinance is in effect. Effective June 1st, select businesses must have a Noise Level Detection Device installed. Learn more about the new rules in effect for residents, business owners, and vacation rental property owners here.
Annual Water Line Flushing Program is Underway
The City’s Department of Public Utilities’ Annual Free Chlorine Line Flushing Program begins this week. The free chlorine portion of this program will end June 14th. If necessary, flushing may continue across the City through June 30th to achieve optimal system maintenance.
This annual flushing helps rid the water distribution pipelines of any accumulated sediments. The hydrant flushing may temporarily cause cloudy or discolored water, which should clear in a few hours. Residents may also notice a change in the taste of their water during this time as well. The cloudiness is due to sediment in the pipelines and is not harmful or hazardous. You can speed the clearing by opening your faucets and taps and letting them run until your water runs clear.
Typically, flushing will take place in the evening hours between 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. when the demand for water is low.
During the water line flushing period, the Water Treatment Plant will temporarily change its method of disinfection from chloramines to free chlorination. Residents may notice a change in the taste and odor of the water during this time.
The city will discontinue Free Chlorination as of June 14, 2021. Owners and managers of businesses with fish and shellfish holding tanks and users of kidney dialysis machines are advised that regular methods for testing and removing free chlorine will not be effective during the remainder of the flushing period. It will be necessary to test and adjust for chloramines after June 14, 2021.
Should you have additional questions, please call City of Hollywood Water Quality at 954.967.4230 (press option 2), or the Water Treatment Plant at 954.967.4230. Ask for Luis Montoya, Public Utilities Manager, or Jorge Marin, Water Treatment Plant Superintendent.
Field Data Collections Crews at Work for North Beach Utilities Underground Conversion Project
The City has hired Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. as consultants for the design of the North Beach Utilities Underground Conversion Project. Residents in the North Beach neighborhood should expect to see crews from Kimley-Horn performing field data collections in the area.
Collection crews will be working in the area of A1A and Surf Road from Balboa Street to Franklin Street and in two additional sections at Douglas Street and Freedom Street over the next several weeks.
Crews will be inspecting meters and service entrances and taking photos and measurements to be used in the project design. Crews will be wearing neon vests and carrying identification available upon request.
For additional inquiries, please contact Senior Project Manager Juan José Figueroa at 954.921.3410.
Temporary Lane Closures
on 19th Ave between Tyler St
and Hollywood Blvd
Temporary lane closures are underway along 19th Avenue between just north of Tyler Street and just south of Hollywood Boulevard. The closures allow for the installation of 500 feet of new watermain pipes. The lane closures will take place on a phased schedule over the course of the next 2-3 weeks. Work will begin in the area of Hollywood Boulevard and will continue north as the project progresses.
Inclement weather and unforeseen utility conflicts may alter this planned construction schedule. Detours will be in-place routing motorists around the construction zones. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route to avoid construction delays.
Full Closure of Hillcrest Dr. between S Park Rd & S 37th Ave
A full closure of Hillcrest Drive between S Park Road and S 37th Avenue is underway through June 12, 2021. This closure allows for the completion of the proposed walkway/sidewalk, and installation of pavement and drainage as part of the redevelopment of the Hillcrest Country Club.
Inclement weather and unforeseen utility conflicts may alter this planned construction schedule. Detours are in-place directing traffic to S 46th Avenue, S 37th Avenue, Washington Street and S Park Road. Motorists are asked to seek an alternate route to avoid construction delays.
Florida Power and Light Construction Underway
Contractors for Florida Power and Light will be installing new overhead and underground service as part of their ongoing Citywide hardening initiative. There are eight (8) locations with several involving closures and detours to the east and west of US 1 along Johnson Street between N. 21st Avenue/Dixie Highway and N.15th Avenue.
Nearly all of the work will be done along Johnson Street, however an adjacent alley east of N. 21st Avenue, as well as N. 20th Avenue on the north side of Johnson Street will also be closed. Motorists are asked to pay close attention to detour signing to avoid any congestion that may occur along the various detour routes.
This work is anticipated to be finished within two months.
New Rules for
Vacation Rental Properties
On January 20, 2021, the City made a number of changes to the Vacation Rental License Program Ordinance. Changes include a requirement that all existing vacation rental properties and properties being used as a vacation rental in the City of Hollywood must obtain a Vacation Rental License from the City of Hollywood, in addition to obtaining a State license and other licenses.
Click here for additional information, requirements, enforcement schedule and links to register your property.
Broward County COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Application Portal Now Open
The Broward County Commission is working with community partners to launch an Emergency Rental Assistance program for residents who have been impacted by COVID-19 and meet certain income requirements.
To apply, or for eligibility guidelines and additional information, please visit the Broward County website. Once there, be sure to click on the plus sign next to "COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance" to see complete program details.
PLEASE NOTE: This program is offered through Broward County. This is not a City of Hollywood program.
Swimming Pool Closed
Repairs to the pool, electrical system and circulation pump at the Driftwood Community Swimming Pool are ongoing. The pool will remain closed to public swim and aquatic programs during this necessary repair period. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Phase II Underway
in Parkside Neighborhood
The ongoing Department of Public Utilities watermain replacement project is underway in the Parkside Neighborhood. Work will take place from Dixie Highway to Federal Highway from Hollywood Boulevard to Pembroke Road, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through February, 2022.
As a reminder: due to planned construction activities in the neighborhood alleyways, the placement of garbage and recycling bins, as well as bulk items will need to be placed curbside at the front of a property. To ensure collection trucks can access the bins and bulk items at the curb, parking on the street will be prohibited from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Monday and Thursday.
Phase II in this temporary on-street parking ban and change to curbside collections affects the following residents:
Washington Street to Hollywood Boulevard from Federal Highway to Dixie Highway
The estimated completion time for Phase II is October 1, 2021. Your patience and understanding is appreciated during this important infrastructure improvement project. If you have any questions, please contact Public Utilities at 954.921.3930 or Public Works at 954.967.4526.
Plastic and Foam Free
on Hollywood Beach, at City-Owned Properties & by City VendorsThe City of Hollywood is committed to reducing our environmental impact and becoming more sustainable. One step the City has taken in achieving this goal is to ban the use of nonbiodegradable containers, like plastics and expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), for serving food products.
On October 1, 2018, any establishment located east of the Intracoastal Waterway selling food intended for consumption by customers off the premises of their business, was included in the ban. On October 21, 2020, the City Commission approved a ban on single-use plastics and polystyrene on City-owned properties and by City vendors. City-owned properties include community centers, Hollywood City Hall, Fire Stations and more. A six month grace period is now in effect, prior to citation for violations.
What types of food packaging are banned?
Cups, lids, straws, plates, bowls, utensils, sandwich containers, or other packaging, which are made of plastic, polystyrene plastic, or of any nonbiodegradable material are banned.
What is polystyrene and why did the City of Hollywood ban it?
Polystyrene, best known as “styrofoam,” is a non-biodegradable plastic material made from petroleum. It is commonly used in takeout containers, disposable coffee cups, single-use utensils and dinnerware. The material breaks apart easily, and is often found littered throughout waterways and can harm wildlife if ingested.
How do you identify polystyrene packaging?
Polystyrene material can be identified with the "6" symbol marked on the packaging.
What types of food packaging can be used?
Businesses may use any compostable materials or paper. Businesses may also access the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), which is an online catalog of key individuals and groups from government, industry and academia, which promotes the use and recycling of biodegradable polymeric materials (via composting).
What will happen if my business does not comply with the ban?
Businesses found in violation will be issued a Code Violation and could face fines for failing to comply.
For more information about the products included in the ban, please refer to Code of Ordinances 97.05. You may also contact the City of Hollywood Code Compliance Division at 954.921.3061.