Broward County Enters Phase 2 of COVID-19 Reopening Plan on September 14, 2020
No Changes in Current Business Operations and Bars Remain Closed
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that all of Florida, including Broward County, is in Phase 2 of reopening, effective Monday, September 14. Broward County announced that there will be no changes to how businesses are currently operating, as existing Emergency Orders remain in effect.
Additional openings are expected in Broward in the coming weeks. Despite the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations rescinding the state’s Amended Emergency Order 2020-09, bars in Broward County remain closed. Broward continues to move toward a full Phase 2, thanks to the community’s continued efforts and increased compliance with Emergency Orders.
As COVID-19 positivity rates continue to trend favorably, residents should remain vigilant and continue to take the necessary safety precautions. Avoid the “3 C’s” – Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings, wear a facial covering when in public, and maintain social distancing of at least six feet. People violating the facial covering requirement may be subject to fines.
Business violations can be reported anonymously online anytime to MyBroward.Broward.org or by calling 311 between the hours of 8AM to 10PM, seven days a week.
City of Hollywood COVID-19 Information
CRA Board Meeting and City Commission Meeting
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16th
Important Information on How to Watch and Participate
In accordance with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order No. 20-69, and due to the current prohibition on public access to Hollywood City Hall, the City is offering a number of options for members of the public to view and participate in the September 16th meetings from their home.
The Regular City Commission and CRA Board Meeting Agendas are available online. VIEW AGENDAS
WATCH LIVE WEBSTREAM on the City’s website
Comcast Channel 78
ATT U-Verse Channel 99
Any member of the public wishing to comment publicly on any matter, including specific agenda items and/or Citizens Comments may do so via the City’s website at the links below or via telephone.
The deadline to submit a comment for the CRA Board Meeting has passed
CLICK HERE to submit a comment for the City Commission Meeting
Comments must be received by 6:00 p.m. today
Those without internet access or who may need additional assistance, may call the City Clerk at 954.921.3211 during normal business hours
Please note: Comments left on voicemail machines, emailed, posted to the City or CRA social media accounts or submitted after stated deadlines will not be accepted.
Important Notice for Royal Poinciana Neighborhood Residents
Curbside Collections and On-street Parking Restrictions in Effect
The Department of Public Utilities water main replacement project continues in the Royal Poinciana neighborhood. Due to ongoing construction activities occurring in the neighborhood alleyways, the placement of garbage and recycling bins, as well as bulk items needs to move curbside to 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 Mondays and Thursdays. This temporary on-street parking ban and change to curbside collections has begun and affects the following residents:
Temporary On-Street Parking Restrictions and Curbside Solid Waste and Recycling Collections:
Johnson Street to Fillmore Street from US1 to N. 21st Avenue
Start Date: September 14, 2020
Estimated Completion: April 30, 2021
If you have any questions, please contact Public Utilities at 954.921.3930 or Public Works at 954.967.4526.
Cleaner, Healthier Hollywood
Changes to Sanitation Collection Services Take Effect October 1st
The goal of the "Cleaner. Healthier Hollywood" initiative is to beautify our City and improve residents’ quality of life by modifying sanitation service requirements. Everyone is encouraged to do their part and follow the new service requirements in Chapter 50 of the Code of Ordinance.
Separate Yard Waste and Bulk Waste Collections
- Bulk waste collected separately from yard waste. No more commingled collection of these materials.
- Larger amount of materials allowed for bulk collections.
- Modifications to collection schedule in some service areas.
- Newly defined Garbage & Recycling cart placement times and storage location.
- Update to sanitation fee.
- Enforcement modifications for non-compliance violations.
Weekly Yard Waste Collection Continues
- Yard waste will need to be separated from bulk/hard junk
- Combined piles will no longer be accepted
Monthly Bulk/Hard Junk Collection
- Yard Waste (grass clippings, leaves, cuttings, fronds, limbs, etc.) will continue to be picked up weekly. This waste must not be mixed with bulk waste for collection.
- Residents are allowed 4 cubic yards of materials
- Yard waste must be on private property. Yard waste may NOT be piled in the alley public right-of-way.
- The collection schedule has changed for some, depending upon the service area.
- Enter your address to confirm garbage, recycling and yard waste collection schedule.
Defined Times and Locations for Cart Placement
- Bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, appliances, household goods) collections will no longer take place on a weekly schedule.
- Bulk/hard junk will now be collected once a month.
- Residents are now allowed up to 6 cubic yards of bulk materials.
- Bulk items must be stored on private property prior to placing out for collection.
- Bulk items may NOT be piled in the alley public right-of-way.
- Bulk items must not be mixed with yard waste for collection.
- Enter your address to confirm your bulk waste collection schedule.
Update to Billing and Special Pickup Penalty
- Carts placed out no sooner than 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to scheduled service or no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of scheduled service.
- Carts must be returned to storage location no later than 7:00 p.m. on the day of scheduled service.
- Storage locations may include a carport, garage, side or rear of a property, approved, recessed cart bay in an alleyway or on private property.
- 6.43% increase approved in 2019 for sanitation collection fees.
- Monthly sanitation fee to be charged, regardless of occupancy.
- Materials placed out earlier than collection schedule will be assessed a removal fee, if not removed within 24 hours of first notice of violation. Previously, it was two days for removal.
- Removal costs will be charged, in addition to the existing $200 administrative service charge.
For additional questions or concerns, please call 954.967.4526 or visit our interactive Frequently Asked Questions page.
- Please keep your alleyway clear by trimming your landscaping to allow for clear passage.
- Professional tree trimmers and lawn maintenance companies are required to remove debris.
- Each property with alley access must have house numbers visible.
- 30 day grace period for enforcement ends Saturday, October 31st.
Florida Solar 101 Info SessionSeptember 17 at 6:00 p.m.Register here
Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We'll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. You'll also learn about the Broward County Solar Co-op and how you can get involved.
The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to buy solar panels.
Co-op members get:
• a free review of your roof to see if solar panels will work for you
• one-on-one support for all your questions about going solar
• an individualized proposal for solar at a bulk rate
Find out more with no obligations and from the comfort of home. This will be a live presentation so bring your questions about solar and we'll answer them!
Tri-Rail Adding More Trains to Schedule and Reinstating Fares
The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) announced it will increase Tri-Rail’s schedule to include 35-weekday trains, and 18 weekend/holiday trains, as of Wednesday, September 16, 2020. This is the third incremental adjustment for Tri-Rail since the agency modified the train schedule due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tri-Rail is also gearing up to reinstate fares starting October 1, 2020.
Tri-Rail’s standard schedule will be in place with the exception of southbound trains P603, P605, P609, P613, P617, P631, P637, and P643; and northbound trains P602, P606, P612, P622, P634, P638, P644 and P646. A special southbound train departing the Mangonia Park Station at 5:00 a.m. is included. The amended schedule will allow for more frequent service during peak hours, with 4-car sets to help with social distancing and 3-car sets in off peak times, only. Weekend/holiday service will improve to trains every 2 hours.
The adjustment will incorporate Tri-Rail’s standard P600 numbers on weekdays, with exception of the 5:00 a.m. train labeled as P6X5 on the schedule. This format will allow the agency to continue to fill in trains as they are incrementally added to the schedule, with train times that passengers are accustomed to. SFRTA continues to monitor daily ridership to determine further adjustments.
Tri-Rail’s fares were suspended on March 28, 2020, though the service has continued throughout the pandemic. Passengers that pre-purchased an April Monthly Pass will be credited with an October pass, and are encouraged to call 1-800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245) to confirm their EASY Cards have not expired. One-way and Round-trip full fare passes will be available for purchase on the GO Miami-Dade Transit app, for those who want to avoid purchasing fares from ticket vending machines.
Enforcement of the facial covering mandates by Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties are strictly enforced. The agency continues to disinfect trains and stations at elevated levels.
For the most updated information on Tri-Rail service, please call 1-800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245), visit www.tri-rail.com, or follow Tri-Rail’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Utility Billing Payment System Temporarily Unavailable Sept 30 - Oct 1
The Utility Billing Payment System will be shut down for maintenance from Wednesday, September 30th at 4:00 p.m. until Thursday, October 1st at 1:00 a.m. During this period, payments will not be accepted via the web or by phone, but you will still have access to your online utility account. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Open Your Taps to Flush Your Pipes
With businesses reopening as we move forward in the Phase 2 COVID-19 reopening plan, the City of Hollywood Public Utilities Department recommends that businesses open their water taps to flush pipes prior to consumption. Buildings that have been closed up have seen a reduction in water use, which could cause stagnant water to settle in the plumbing. Follow EPA and AWWA recommendations for protecting water quality for your employees by flushing systems thoroughly prior to use. For more information, please visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) website.
Don't Wait Anymore.
The United States Constitution requires that every 10 years a count, or census, is taken of America’s population. There is still time to participate in Census 2020. Fill out your questionnaire by September 30th online here.
Free COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing
Boulevard Heights Community Center
770 Garfield Street, Hollywood
Tuesday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mobile appointments for home-bound residents - call 954.412.7300
Click here for additional information.
Emergency Orders Requiring Facial Coverings in Effect County-wide
City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-06 requires all persons outside their homes to wear a facial covering consistent with current CDC guidelines that cover the nose and mouth, including individuals within the common areas of all buildings with multiple residences and at their place of employment unless otherwise exempted.
In addition, Broward County Emergency Order 20-21 requires facial coverings throughout the County in all public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.