Important Information about the March 16th Regular City Commission Meeting
NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 10 a.m.
The City of Hollywood will be conducting a Regular City Commission Meeting on Wednesday, March 16th at City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd Room 219. The City Commission Meeting will begin at 10 a.m., with Citizens’ Comments scheduled from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Meeting agenda is posted on the City’s website here.
- Watch the meeting live on the City’s website here
- Watch live on Comcast Channel 78 or ATT U-Verse Channel 99
Larger than normal attendance is anticipated for the 10:15 a.m. time certain item. The following procedure will allow for safe social distancing inside City Hall, and ensure all who wish to speak receive the opportunity to do so.
By direction of the City Commission, individuals who registered to speak on Item 17 at the February 2nd Regular City Commission Meeting but left before providing their public comment will be given the opportunity to speak first during the public comment portion of the item at this meeting. They will be followed by other registered speakers. Any person wishing to speak or attend in-person without speaking must complete a card from the City Clerk. Comment cards will be accepted by the City Clerk at City Hall beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16th. The cut off for submitting cards for the 10:15 a.m. time certain item will be extended by 25 minutes until 10:45 a.m.
Citizens' Comments is an open forum where any person can speak on issues that do not specifically appear on the meeting agenda. Citizens’ Comments is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The City Clerk will accept speaker’s cards from 4:30 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. While this item is scheduled for no sooner than 5 p.m., it may be taken up at a time after 5:00 p.m.
Those requiring additional assistance may call the Office of the City Clerk at 954.921.3211 during normal business hours. For City Commission Meeting questions, please contact Patricia A. Cerny at 954.921.3211 or via email at email@example.com.
Please note: Single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers are prohibited at City Hall.
ArtsPark Movie Night
Friday, March 11th at 8 p.m.
Join your neighbors at ArtsPark Movie Night! This Friday, Shazam (PG-13), will be featured on the big screen at the Amphitheater in Downtown Hollywood. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and admission is free. Lawn seating available.
Catch a new movie every Friday night at 8 p.m. at the ArtsPark, which is located at US 1 and Hollywood Boulevard. Visit the City's website event calendar at www.hollywoodfl.org for the complete movie schedule.
Single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers are prohibited at the ArtsPark, including plastic bottles and bags.
Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Dumpstaphunk
Saturday, March 12th - 8-11pm
The Hollywood ArtsPark Experience continues this Saturday with Dumpstaphunk, a next-generation New Orleans musical group that is the city’s pre-eminent 21st-century funk-fusion export. Career highlights include opening for the Rolling Stones. The show is free, lawn seating available. Visit the Dumpstaphunk page to see their recent concert in Colorado.
As a reminder, the ArtsPark venue is plastic and foam-free. Single use plastics and foam items are prohibited at the park. Thank you for your cooperation.
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
City of Hollywood
Advisory Board Appointments
Applications Now Being Accepted
The City of Hollywood is seeking applicants to serve on various Boards and Committees of the City on voluntarily basis. The application deadline is Thursday, April 14, 2022 for appointments being made by the City Commission on June 8, 2022 at 3:30 PM. The Office of the City Clerk is currently accepting applications for vacant or expiring positions that exist on the following:
- Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
- African American Advisory Council
- Artwork Selection Committee
- Civil Service Board
- Community Development Advisory Board
- Education Advisory Committee
- Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District Board
- Employees’ Retirement Plan
- Firefighters; Pension Board
- General Obligation Bond Oversight Advisory Committee
- Historic Preservation Board
- Hollywood Housing Authority
- Marine Advisory Board
- Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Advisory Board
- Planning and Development Board
- Sustainability Advisory Committee
- Young Circle ArtsPark Advisory Board
To be considered for any appointment, applicants must comply with specific requirements for each board/committee. The application deadline is Thursday, April 14, 2022. You can apply on line at the City’s website.
All completed interest forms must have a resume attached and be returned to the Office of the City Clerk at Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard. For additional information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at 954.921.3211.
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.
SW 40th Ave. from Griffin Rd. to SW 49th Ct. Daily Full Closure
Southbound SW 40th Avenue from Griffin Road to SW 49th Court will be closed Monday through Friday, as needed, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for asphalt paving operations. Traffic will be detoured via SW 43rd Terrace and SW 49th Court. Project contact: Matthew G. May, P.E., FDOT Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.940.7519 or Rebecca Guerrero, Community Outreach Specialist at email@example.com or 954.940.7605.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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.