The Hollywood Digest is an update of the actions taken and information shared during the Regular City Commission Meeting held on Wednesday, March 2nd. Please take a moment to review the latest digest here.
Notice of Meeting Time Change
The the Regular City Commission Meeting on Wednesday, March 16th will begin at 10 a.m., with Citizens' Comments scheduled from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Maestro Marley Cup
Saturday, March 5 from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
ArtsPark at Young Circle
The event features a music festival and 7 vs 7 soccer tournament with Caribbean food, drinks, cultural vendors & activities for the entire family.
Live music from: the Marley Brothers: Ky-Mani Marley, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Lila Ike, Yellowman, Jesse Royal, Joe Mersa Marley, Future Fambo, Kreema, the Dubplates, Dubwise, KJ Marley, Kastin Marley, and many more. The event is hosted By Majah Hype and SAFAREE.
For more information tickets, visit www.maestromarleycup.com.
Saturday, March 5
Volunteers are needed for the annual Waterway Cleanup on Saturday, March 5th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers may choose to participate at one of 30 sites across Broward County, including one of the five locations in Hollywood.
• City of Hollywood Marina, 700 Polk Street
• Rotary Park, 3150 Taft Street
• Holland Park, 801 Johnson Street
• Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan Street
• Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, 6503 N Ocean Drive
Last year the cleanup happened over the entire month of March. In total, more than 1,200 volunteers of all ages by land and 100 boats worked at more than 35 sites across Broward County to remove 25 tons of trash and debris from our inland waterways. Help Keep Hollywood Beautiful! Come and lend a hand!
Community service hours are available. The annual Waterway Cleanup is organized by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the Marine Industry Cares Foundation. For additional event information, registration and waivers please visit: https://waterwaycleanup.org/registration
Dream Car Classic
Sunday, March 6th at 10 a.m.
Dozens of classic cars, trucks and other vehicles of interest will be featured from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 1900 block of Hollywood Boulevard. Admission is free and vehicle registration is $20. The Dream Car Classic takes place on the first Sunday of the month.
For more information, call 954.825.1027, visit www.cobrajoeproductions.com or email Joe Bevelacqua.
Remember, Hollywood is plastic and foam free! Please consider bringing a reusable water bottle and leave plastic bags and other single-use plastics at home.
St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
Sunday, March 13th
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Presented by the Hibernians of Hollywood, City of Hollywood and Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency
PIPE & DRUM CORPS
KIDS ZONE AT ANNIVERSARY PARK
Enjoy the afternoon with Irish food & drink, live music & entertainment. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at Harrison Street and 21st Avenue, continuing north to Hollywood Boulevard, east to Young Circle south to westbound Harrison Street returning to 21st Avenue.
For more information, visit www.stpatricksparade.com
Sewer Extension Project – N Park Road to 35th Ave between Wilson Street and Arthur Street
The City of Hollywood is expanding its municipal sewer collection system within the limits of the designated area indicated above. To help facilitate this process, survey information will need to be collected from each property within this designated area. Information to be collected during the survey includes identifying the location of an existing septic tank, and sanitary sewer cleanout(s). This service will be provided at no cost to the property owner. ACCESS TO THE INSIDE OF YOUR HOME IS NOT REQUIRED. LAND SURVEY CREWS WILL ONLY NEED ACCESS TO THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR PROPERTY AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME.
The City of Hollywood is under contract with EAC Consulting Inc. and Gibbs Land Surveyors to collect this necessary information. We ask for your cooperation by allowing authorized personnel from Gibbs Land Surveyors and EAC Consulting, Inc. access to the exterior of your property. Upon request, crews will provide identification prior to entering private property.
Mark Your Calendar
Household Hazardous Waste &
Sunday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Broward County is hosting a household hazardous waste and electronics recycling drop-off event in the southwest quadrant of City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard for Hollywood residents on Sunday, April 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents must provide proof of Hollywood residency by providing a photo ID with current address plus a utility bill or tax bill with matching address in order to participate.
Items accepted include:
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
Nail polish & remover
Tires (limit 5 with rims less than 25” in diameter)
*Accepted electronics include: answering machines, computer cables, cell phones, computers (including laptops), copiers, DVD and VCR players, fax machines, flash and hard drives, keyboards/mice, monitors, pagers, print cartridges, printers, radios, routers, satellite/cable boxes, scanners, speakers/stereos, telephones, televisions, wires.
Containers may not exceed five gallons; limit 25 gallons per visit.
The following items will not be accepted: business or government generated waste, explosives, biohazardous waste, appliances and microwave ovens.
Disposal Guidelines for Other Items
Chemical Disposal for Businesses and Government Agencies
Small businesses (including home-based), government agencies and non-profits that generate hazardous waste and/or electronics should not bring waste to any Broward County facility. For information, please call 954-765-4999 or 954.357.8850.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
If you accidentally break a fluorescent bulb or tube, safely dispose of it by following EPA guidelines for Cleanup and Disposal of broken CFL's.
Do not dispose of prescription medications by flushing them down a toilet or drain, as this will contaminate our water system. For information about local medication disposal, call 954-831-8902 or visit the Broward Sheriff's Office website.
Sharps (Needle) Disposal
Sharps are considered biohazardous waste and should never be thrown directly into the trash. For information about their safe disposal and a list of sites accepting sharps, visit Florida Health Department.
Cell phones, remote control toys, laptops and power tools are just a few household items that use rechargeable batteries, which contain cadmium or lithium, both of which are considered toxic heavy metals. It is illegal to dispose of rechargeable batteries in regular trash. Visit Call2Recycle.org for a list of drop-off sites.
Regular Household Batteries
Common household alkaline batteries no longer contain mercury and are safe to dispose of in your regular garbage.
For more information please visit the Broward County website or contact the City of Hollywood Department of Public Works, Environmental Services Division at 954.967.4320 or Broward County at 954.765.4999.
FDOT Sheridan St. Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Single lane closures along the Sheridan Street over the Intracoastal Waterway are happening now - Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. & Sunday through tonight, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
FULL CLOSURE of the Bridge is planned beginning in April. The roadway will be closed for approximately 90 days, through July. The bridge will be left in the upright position to allow crews to make the necessary electrical and mechanical upgrades. Traffic will be detoured via the Dania Beach Blvd Bridge and Hollywood Beach Blvd Bridge.
For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Rebecca Guerrero at 954.218.2304 or email@example.com or visit the information website.
S. 20th Ave & Alleyway Closure
One lane is closed on S. 20th Avenue between Harrison Street and the Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sidewalks will remain open during the construction period. This closure will allow for the installation of permeable concrete in the alleyway that runs parallel between Harrison Street and the Boulevard. The alleyway will be closed to the east and west of 20th Avenue for the duration of the construction project, which is expected to last for approximately 3 months.
N. 22nd Ave between Johnson & Sheridan St
Contractors for Florida Power and Light, Concurrent, is closing N. 22nd Avenue at numerous locations to install new concrete poles in conjunction with their Citywide hardening project. The closures along N. 22nd Avenue have begun and continue for approximately two months. Various streets and alleys adjacent to the corridor where closures will be implemented will also be impacted. The construction schedule may be adjusted due to inclement weather.
SW Broward Mobility Improvements Project
One lane in each direction of N 56th Avenue from Pembroke Road to Douglas Street will be closed 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for sidewalk construction, swale improvements, and asphalt placement. Detours might be implemented through adjacent roads if necessary, to improve safety. Flaggers will be present and detour signs will be in place to direct motorists around the work zone. Additionally, pedestrian signal improvements will take place at the intersections of S 56th Avenue/N 56th Avenue with Pembroke Road, Washington Street, Hollywood Boulevard, Johnson Street, Taft Street, Sheridan Street, and Stirling Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Workers will be present and lane closures will be place in the vicinity to direct motorists around the work zone. Work is underway through spring 2023.
Turn your passion into a career. Businesses in Hollywood are Hiring!
The following employers in Hollywood are accepting applications from qualified candidates to join their team! Apply by submitting an application or by emailing resumes directly (where applicable).
Open positions: Barista, Coffee Packaging, Social Media Manager
Email Sarah Mehan: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Home Depot — Hiring over 100,000 associates!
HEICO (26 open positions)
Sintavia (22 open positions)
Quantum Marine (3 open positions)
Memorial Healthcare System (1053 open positions)
Chewy (22 open positions)
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood (121 open positions)
City of Hollywood and Hollywood Police Department (37 open positions)
Curbside Collections for Select Properties on McKinley and Cleveland Streets
Due to an alley closure between McKinley Street and Cleveland Street from N 50th Avenue and Emerson Drive, effective immediately the 19 property owners within this specific area must place their garbage and recycling bins, as well as bulk and yard waste, curbside at the front of their property for collection until further notice. Curbside collections only apply to the properties within this very limited area. For additional questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 954.967.4264.
Temporary Park Closures for GOB Project Improvements
Construction is underway at several Hollywood parks as part of the voter-approved General Obligation Bond. Cathy & Bob Anderson Park
Playground construction is underway and scheduled to take 6 to 8 weeks.
Repaving work is underway. The park remains closed through the duration of the project.
Free COVID Test Sites in Hollywood
WEST HOLLYWOOD LOCATIONS
Boulevard Heights Community Center
Florida Department of Health in Broward County, in partnership with the City of Hollywood, hosts a free COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site at the Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in West Hollywood from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. This site is closed on Sundays and Mondays. No appointment is necessary, however if you would prefer to schedule an appointment, please call 954.412.7300. Priority is given to school children and staff. Please be sure to wear a facial covering when arriving for testing.
Oak Lake Community Center
Curative, in partnership with the City, hosts a free COVID-19 Testing Site at the Oak Lake Community Center, 3190 N 56th Avenue in West Hollywood from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. This site is closed on Sundays. This site is a self-collected, shallow nasal PCR test. Results are delivered within 1-2 days from receipt of the sample at the lab. Book your appointment at the Curative website. Please be sure to wear a facial covering when arriving for testing.
EAST HOLLYWOOD LOCATIONS
David Park Community Center
Curative, in partnership with the City hosts a free COVID-19 Testing Site at the David Park Community Center, 108 N 33rd Court in East Hollywood Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Test results are delivered same-day and testing is available at no cost to you. Schedule an appointment at the Curative website. Please note: due to supply chain issues, Curative is working on transition from the Rapid PCR test at the David Park Community Center to the Abbot Rapid ID NOW Molecular Test. The Abbott test is a rapid molecular test that detects COVID-19 in 13 minutes or less.
Hollywood Shuffleboard Courts
This too is a Curative-operated testing site. The Hollywood Shuffleboard Courts are located at 309 N 21st Avenue in East Hollywood. This site is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This site is a self-collected, shallow nasal PCR test. Results are delivered within 1-2 days from receipt of the sample at the lab. Book your appointment at the Curative website.
Free COVID-19 Testing for K-12 Students Only
South Regional Health Center4105 Pembroke Road in HollywoodWalk-Up testing for K-12 students only
Monoclonal Antibody TreatmentsOn January 24, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reissued the emergency use authorizations for Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab-etesevimab and Regeneron’s REGEN-COV monoclonal antibody therapy treatments, which states that these treatments are not authorized for use in any U.S. state, territory, or jurisdiction at this time. Unfortunately, as a result of this abrupt decision made by the federal government, all state-supported monoclonal antibody therapy treatment sites are closed until further notice. The full Florida Department of Health press release can be found here and the FDA press release can be found here.
Use Caution on Where You Test & Vaccinate for COVID-19
From roadside tents to empty store fronts, testing and vaccination sites are popping up across South Florida. Residents are urged to use caution as many of these locations are charging money for testing, not returning results, or are requiring credit card and social security numbers. They may also be charging service fees.
Residents are encouraged to use sites hosted by Broward County or a municipality, hospitals, or urgent care clinics for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. These sites are staffed with licensed personnel who can provide expert admissions of testing and vaccinations. They also guaranteed to provide your results as quickly as possible, at no cost to you. If you have any questions, you should consult your primary care physician.
For information and links to testing and vaccination sites in Broward County, please visit the City’s COVID testing and vaccination resource here.
Several fixed vaccination sites are operating in Broward County offering the Pfizer vaccine to residents ages 5 and older. No appointment is required. No insurance necessary. Use the VACCINATION SITE LOCATOR to find a site near you.
Broward Community Health Center, 5010 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 100B. Refer to the website for appointment/walk-in availability.
Hollywood VA Clinic, 3702 Washington Street, Suite 201. Veterans and spouses/caregivers only. Refer to their website for more information.
Multiple Publix, Walgreens and Walmart locations in Hollywood are also offering vaccinations. For more information on site locations, please visit the DOH-Broward website.
REMINDER: Hollywood is
Plastic and Foam Free
Single-Use Plastics and Foam are Prohibited on Hollywood Beach, at City-Owned Parks and Facilities, and 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.
If you're planning on going to the beach or park or attending an event or meeting at City Hall, a community center, park, ArtsPark at Young Circle, or other city facility, please don't bring plastic bottles, bags and other single-use plastics and foam containers.