COVID-19 Walk-Up Vaccination Site at Charnow Park on Hollywood Beach on Friday, May 28th to Sunday, May 31st
Florida Department of Health (FDOH), in partnership with the City of Hollywood and Broward County, will be operating a walk-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Charnow Park on Hollywood Beach for those 12 and over. Additional important information regarding this site is as follows:
The site is open to those 12 and over from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Site will be open on Friday, May 28th to Sunday, May 31st
No appointment is required
This is a walk-up site. Paid on-street and garage parking is available on a first come, first served basis
Charnow Park is located at 300 Connecticut Street and the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
Three picnic pavilions at Charnow Park will be closed for recreation while vaccinations are taking place
Vaccination/Test Collection Site Update TY Park Site Now Closed
The COVID-19 vaccination site at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park is now closed. For vaccination and testing sites, please visit the DOH - Broward website.
No Appointment Required at Florida Department of Health - Broward COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
Florida Department of Health in Broward County announced today that until further notice, no appointment is necessary to be vaccinated at sites operated by DOH - Broward.
The Hollywood Digest is an update of the actions taken and information shared during the Special City Commission Meeting held on Wednesday, May 26th. Please take a moment to review the latest digest here.
City Manager's Weekly Report
Please take a moment to read City Manager Dr. Wazir Ishmael's message for this week, which can be found on his webpage.
Due to limited 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 June 2nd meeting.
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 opportunity for public comments is available on all agenda items to be voted on by the Commission and under Citizen Comments. The opportunity for public comments is not available on Proclamations and Presentations.
Comments are limited to 400 words and/or 3 minute spoken maximum.
Staff will read the comments into the record during the meeting.
All comments received during the submission period will become part of the public record.
Comments left on voicemail machines, emailed, posted to the City or CRA social media accounts or submitted after stated deadlines will not be accepted.
Pre-register to Make a Comment In-person Pre-registration is required via the online form see above links
Please note: All members of the public must wear a mask at all times when inside City Hall. All members of the public must have their temperature taken upon entering City Hall. Staff will direct the public to the designated seating area where they will be able to hear the meeting. Once the meeting begins and maximum indoor capacity has been reached, no other members of the public will be allowed in the designated seating area. The City Clerk will call out the names of those wishing to speak in-person, at which time they will enter the chambers and step up to the podium. When done speaking, participant should exit City Hall. In-person participants commenting on multiple items may return to the designated seating area and wait for their name to be called again.
ArtsPark Movie Night Friday, May 28th at 8 p.m.
ArtsPark Movie Night is back! Moana (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.
Join the City of Hollywood on Sunday, May 30th for an uplifting celebration to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. The Memorial Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, May 30th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Boulevard Heights Community Center Amphitheater. The event will feature a musical performance by the Silver Wings Band on the outdoor amphitheater stage. Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided to the first 150 attendees.
The Boulevard Heights Community Center is located at 6770 Garfield Street and ample free parking is available. Please bring a chair or blanket for lawn seating. Single-use plastics are prohibited at this City facility, so please consider bringing a reusable bottle of water instead.
For additional information on the event, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Special Events team at 954.921.3404.
Sunday, May 30 - 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Chill returns to the ArtsPark on Memorial Day Weekend. Chill is an upscale, sophisticated Caribbean dance party featuring popular DJ's as well as premium open bar, food and beverages. Admission $55 in advance. For tickets and information visit www.iLoveChiLL.com.
Virtual Public Meeting New Police Headquarters Project
Tuesday, June 1 at 6:00 p.m. The City's Design & Construction Management team will be holding a Virtual Public Meeting on Tuesday, June 1st from 6:00- 7:30 p.m. to gather public input for the new Police Headquarters project. All residents are encouraged to participate to share your thoughts and ideas for the project. Don't miss this opportunity!
1. Introductions - City Project Team - Design Team - Project Background 2. Project Schedule 3. Project Design - Design Process Overview - Project Progress - Concept Design 4. Public Input & Feedback 5. Questions 6. Adjournment
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations to participate in City programs or services may call the Department of Design and Construction Management (5) business days in advance at 954.921.3410 (VOICE). If an individual is hearing or speech impaired, please call 800.955.8771 (V-TDD).
Rain Barrel Webinar
Tuesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Broward Extension is holding a rain barrel webinar at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1st, and attendees will be able to purchase fully assembled rain barrels at the end of the session for $55 each. The sale of rain barrels helps provide scholarships for Broward County residents to become Master Gardeners.
Register your attendance at the link below to learn the importance and use of rain barrels for irrigation and preservation of our groundwater resources.
On Wednesday, June 2nd at 11:00 a.m., Mayor Josh Levy and Hollywood Commissioners will be joined by members of the Hollywood LGBTQ+ Council in raising a special Pride Flag at City Hall. In addition to remarks by Mayor Levy and Council President Todd Delmay, singer/songwriter and Season 3 “The Voice” contestant, Joselyn Rivera, will perform “Over the Rainbow” a capella as the flag is being raised.
The Progress Pride flag, donated by the Council, will fly over Hollywood City Hall for the month of June as a symbol of the open
FDOT Virtual Public Meeting - Thursday, June 3rd US 1 from Pembroke Road to Sheridan Street Improvement Project
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Four, will host a Virtual Public Meeting on Thursday, June 3rd beginning at 5:30 p.m. for the US 1 from Pembroke Road to Johnson Street and from Johnson Street to Sheridan Street project. A brief presentation will be held to review the scope of work and construction schedule. Immediately following, questions and comments may be submitted via the online chat feature for the project team to address during the remainder of the meeting. A link to register your attendance is as follows:
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 beginning this week.
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.
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.
Discontinuation of the Broadwalk's Expanded Temporary Café Zone
Due to the issuance of Governor Ron DeSantis’ Emergency Order 21-102, suspending all COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, which includes indoor capacity limits and social distancing requirements, the City of Hollywood’s designated Temporary Café Zone along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk has been discontinued.
As an expansion of the Permanent Café Zone, the City's Temporary Café Zone was in effect to assist Hollywood businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19 safety measures by providing the opportunity to expand their dining areas onto the Broadwalk to allow for additional seating while keeping 6 feet between parties.
Effective immediately, only the area in the Permanent Café Zone indicated below may be utilized for outdoor seating by those businesses with Café Table Permits through the City’s Division of Engineering, Transportation and Mobility. If your business does not currently have a City permit for outdoor seating, please click here for information on how to apply.
New Noise Regulations Now in Effect
The City's new noise ordinance is in effect. Select businesses have until next Tuesday, June 1st to install a Noise Level Detection Device. Learn more about the new rules in effect for residents, business owners, and vacation rental property owners here.
If you are in a serious crisis or having any thoughts of suicide, dial 2-1-1 or call 954.537.0211 day or night. For those deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled, dial 7-1-1 and ask to be connected to 2-1-1. Dial 9-1-1 for any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, the fire department or an ambulance. If you are ever in doubt of whether your situation is an emergency, call 9-1-1.
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.
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.
Driftwood Community 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.
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.
Hollywood is Plastic and Foam Free
on Hollywood Beach, at City-Owned Properties & by City Vendors
The 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.