"Community Information"


   

The Hollywood Hills Civic Association will be collecting non-perishable goods from May until November at our monthly meetings.

We will then donate these items to the Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church Food Pantry.


Thank you for your support in giving back to your community.

 

 


Protect Your Everyday By Partnering With Police

Hollywood Police Department


As residents, you know your neighborhood’s patterns, the people, and the daily routines. You are the eyes and ears of the community, the experts who can immediately recognize when something in your neighborhood does not seem quite right. Please do your part to report suspicious, out of the ordinary activity to the Hollywood Police Department.

 

"If you see something, say something" is the Department of Homeland security's national campaign to help engage residents throughout the U. S. in keeping their communities safe. Call the Hollywood Police Department non-emergency number at 954-764-HELP (4357) or in an emergency call 911 to report anything that seems unusual or suspicious.

Annual Water Line Flushing Program Underway

Through August 17


Water Remains Safe to Drink During this Required Process. The City of Hollywood Department of Public Utilities is conducting its annual water line flushing program. The flushing of water distribution lines will continue across the City through August 17, 2018. The Annual Flushing Program is required by the Florida Department of Health - Broward County to help rid the water distribution pipelines of any accumulated sediments. The hydrant flushing may temporarily cause cloudy or discolored water, which should settle and clear a few hours after flushing. The cloudiness is due to the sediments in the pipeline and is not harmful or hazardous.

Flushing will take place in one section of the City at a time, Sunday through Friday, during the day and evening hours. During the water line flushing period, the Water Treatment Plant will temporarily change its method of disinfection from chloramines to free chlorination.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 chloramines will not be effective during the flushing period. It will be necessary to test and adjust for free chlorine. Should utility customers have any questions, please contact the Public Utilities Water Treatment Plant at 954.967.4230.

   

ePermit Building Permit Service Now Available

Save time and avoid the line!


In a continuing effort to better serve the needs of residents and the business community, the Department of Development Services is pleased to announce the ePermit Building Permit Service. ePermit Plan Review allows residents, contractors and tradesmen the ability to submit one of over twenty "short review" permits and forms electronically for review. "Short review" permits are considered small projects that can be reviewed quickly. Customers now have the option to submit “short review” permits online, saving time and a trip to City Hall.

 

It's as easy as:

1. Gather required permit documents

2. Email documents to ePermits@hollywoodfl.org

3. Monitor progress online at www.hollywoodfl.org/ePermit and register to receive automatic email notifications when updates take place.

4. Pay for your permit online at www.hollywoodfl.org/Permit and the permit will be emailed to you

5. Schedule Inspections online at www.hollywoodfl.org/Permit or call 954.921.3646.

 

For more information on the new ePermit service, visit www.hollywoodfl.org/ePermit or call 954.921.3335.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 chloramines will not be effective during the flushing period. It will be necessary to test and adjust for free chlorine. Should utility customers have any questions, please contact the Public Utilities Water Treatment Plant at 954.967.4230.

 

Register Online

Contact: Tammy Ayon (954) 923-4000

Email: Tammy@hollywoodchamber.org

Click Here for More Information

 


Funtastic Friday

Friday, August 17


Funtastic Friday is a weekly event at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood featuring a rocking DJ spinning the tunes while kids kick-off their shoes and bounce the night away in inflatable bounce houses and take part in guided activities including games and arts and crafts projects. Funtastic Friday is free and runs from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the ArtPark at Young Circle, located at US-1 and Hollywood Boulevard, weather permitting.


ArtsPark Movie Night featuring “Captain Underpants” (PG)

Friday, August 17


The ArtsPark Friday Night Movie is featuring the animated movie “Captain Underpants.” George and Harold are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the boys hypnotize him into thinking he is a superhero named Captain Underpants. The movie is rated PG and show time is at 8:00 p.m. The ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater is located at 1 Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood.

 

   

SAVE THE DATE

South Florida Wine and Beer Festival
“a Caribbean Experience”

Saturday, August 18

 

The South Florida Wine and Beer Festival “A Caribbean Experience” is taking place on Saturday, August 18th at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood from noon until 9:00 p.m. The Caribbean Experience is an opportunity to enjoy food, wine and beers using the flavors and sounds that represent the island culture. The festival is inclusive of all the CaribbeanIslands, African, Caribbean and Latin Caribbean Islands.

Guests will receive either a glassware or mug to indulge their taste buds while the live reggae band, Code Red Band, along with various DJs and local Steel Pan group Melo Grooves entertain. The event will also feature artwork, opportunities to participate in cooking demonstrations and the flavors of various food pairings with a variety of wine and beer.

The festival also has a charitable aspect, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. For ticket and event information, visit https://www.soflowbf.com/

REMINDER
Solar Blast Summer Fun Concerts at ArtsPark

Saturday, August 25


Visitors to the ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood may have noticed the solar trees recently installed by Florida Power and Light. The trees are, in part, powering the amphitheater stage equipment, as well as other ArtsPark fixtures. In celebration of this green partnership, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts is hosting a series of “Solar Blast Summer Fun Concerts” featuring local, live tribute bands. On Saturday, August 25th come out to enjoy “California Gwen,” a Katy Perry & No Doubt tribute band, set to perform at 8:00 p.m. Solar Blast Summer Concerts are free and lawn seating is available. Below is the schedule of upcoming bands. Saturday, September 8: Chain Reaction (Styx & Journey) Saturday, September 22: Let It Be (Beatles) Tribute band performance schedule is subject to change. For additional information, please call the ArtsPark at Young Circle at 954.921.3500.

 

Saturday, September 8: Chain Reaction (Styx & Journey)

Saturday, September 22: Let It Be (Beatles)

 

Tribute band performance schedule is subject to change. For additional information, please call the ArtsPark at Young Circle at 954.921.3500.

   

Get Ready for College Series: What to Look For and How to Get In

Sunday, August 26


Competition for acceptance to college is at an all-time high. Learn what students need to do in high school in order to stand out and improve their odds of admission into the college of their choice. All parents and students are welcome to attend this special, free seminar on Sunday, August 26th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Road in Hollywood. A question and answer session will follow the formal presentation. This workshop is presented by the Friends of the Stirling Road Branch Library.

Dumpster Enclosure Requirements

REMINDER

New Dumpster Enclosure Requirements Begin September 1st

 

To improve the appearance and cleanliness of the entire City, on April 19, 2017, the City Commission approved changes to the Code of Ordinances requiring dumpster enclosures for all commercial and multi-family properties with 3 or more units city-wide. While there are some exceptions, commercial and multi-family properties throughout the City will be required to have enclosures around their dumpsters by September 1, 2018. 

To assist property owners with compliance, an informative webpage has been created on our website that offers information on construction requirements, design plans and helpful contact information. For more information on the new requirements, please visit: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/1092/Dumpster-Enclosure-Requirements

 

   

 

City Commission Candidate Forum for Districts 1, 3 and 5

Monday, September 24

 

The Hollywood Council of Civic Associations invite you to attend a City Commission Candidate Forum for Districts 1, 3 and 5. All the candidates running for these districts have been invited. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and hear from your candidates in order to make an informed decision prior to voting in the November 2018 election. Each candidate will speak for 2 minutes then the moderator will ask prepared questions.

Monday, September 24th, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

David Park Community Center

108 N 33rd Court Hollywood, Fl 33021

 

Everyone is welcome to attend.


Plastic and Foam Free Hollywood Beach

Monday, October 1


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. Beginning October 1, 2018, according to Chapter 97.05 of the City of Hollywood Code of Ordinances, any establishment located east of the Intracoastal Waterway selling food intended for consumption by customers off the premises of their business, is included in the ban. Learn more about what that will mean by visiting the Foam Free webpage on the City’s website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/1143/Plastic-and-Foam-Free-Beach

 

New Generator Rules For ALFs and Nursing Homes

Check Their Compliance Status Daily


The State of Florida now requires all assisted living facilities (ALF) and nursing homes to have an updated emergency power plan and operational generator. These new rules are in an effort to prevent another tragedy like the one following Hurricane Irma. Anyone with a loved one currently residing in an ALF or nursing home are encouraged to visit the Agency for Health Care Administration's (AHCA) Emergency Power Rules website to learn more about the state's new generator and emergency plan requirements.



AHCA also provides daily updates on the emergency power plan compliance status of every ALF and nursing home in the State of Florida. For those who have loved ones as residents, they are encouraged to visit the AHCA website to check their facility’s compliance status. Broward County and listed as “Region 10”. If you see “Not Requested” or “No Submission” listed by your facility, you are encouraged to call them directly to inquire with the management team. For website links and more information please visit: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=553

 

Emergency Management Registration Ongoing For Floridians with Disabilities


Disasters affect everyone but some, like seniors, people with chronic conditions, the economically disadvantaged, and those with access or functional needs are often disproportionally affected. The Florida Division of Emergency Management has partnered with every local emergency management agency in the state to create a registry so residents with disabilities or access and functional needs can receive assistance during a disaster.

Floridians are encouraged to register today through the Florida Special Needs Registry, found at the following link: https://snr.floridadisaster.org/Signin?ReturnUrl=%2f This statewide registry provides first responders with valuable information to prepare for disasters or other emergencies. Registration is free and confidential. Information provided will only be used in plan for and provide services during a disaster.

For additional preparation tips and other valuable resources, please visit the City's Emergency Management website at www.hollywoodfl.org/hurricane.

 

   

 

 

Christopher O'Brien
Chief of Police Announcement

Hollywood Police Department

 

 

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Find out about the Downtown Hollywood Improvement Project

Plans to improve the streetscape along Hollywood Boulevard in Downtown Hollywood and add security enhancements are moving forward. The City Commission, in its role as the Board of the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency, has approved a CRA capital improvement project to add poles for closed circuit security cameras, decorative lighting and new palm trees along Hollywood Boulevard. The project calls for 51 new palm trees to replace 13 Copperpod trees located along Hollywood Boulevard. The center canopy consisting of 27 live Oak and Tamarind trees located in the median will remain in place. Decorative, festoon lighting will be added to several sections of the Boulevard. For more information, go to www.HollywoodCRA.org and click on Downtown Streetscape Plan.

 


 

Commissioner Traci Callari (District 3)

 

Proud of them.  
My City Hollywood: I’m Part of It, I’m Proud of It
Traci Callari, Vice Mayor / Commissioner District 3

The Youth Ambassador Program in the City of Hollywood consists of a group of 11 diverse members from different high schools. Members are partnered with government officials who serve as mentors to inform us about how local government functions and to inspire us to create change in our community. Working as liaisons between local schools, city government, and the Hollywood Police Department, we are committed to sharing our insights from the youth perspective on our community issues. For example, we recently produced a public service announcement on teen drinking and driving that was promoted throughout all of our high schools to create awareness of the dangers drinking and driving in our community. Coupled with our social media campaign, #DropTheCup, and our partnership with the Meagan Napier Foundation, our program was able to encourage peers to act responsibly during prom season. In an effort to cultivate a community of young leaders, our program will continue to use our talents to create additional outreach projects in the future.

 

It is no coincidence that the City of Hollywood is admired as the Diamond of the Gold Coast. Boasting our interconnected diversity, Hollywood is not only known for its beautiful beaches and weather, but for its unquestionable willingness to provide aid to others. With over 146,000 residents, we are proud to engage in a community that embraces good citizenry and moral values to help those in need. From these values, the concept of our public service announcement was created to acknowledge the unity of the citizens of Hollywood before and after Hurricane Irma. Our video highlights the importance of a government that encourages collaboration across multiple departments. During a time when resources were put to the test, Hurricane Irma strengthened our city’s resilience during recovery efforts. As a result, our video helps showcase the vital and necessary work our government officials do to ensure the safety of all of our residents. Although our government officials did amazing work during Hurricane Irma recovery, it could not have been achieved without the help of our local neighbors and youth involvement. Many of our Hollywood neighbors contributed to distributing supplies and clearing the roads of debris. The filming of this public service announcement serves as a reminder that lending a helping hand to a neighbor is what the city of Hollywood is all about.


We plan to promote our video in multiple ways such as social media promotion and school advertisements. The public service announcement will also be posted to the City and Hollywood Police Department Twitter accounts: @cohgov and @HollywoodFLPD as well as their Facebook accounts: @CityOfHollywoodFL and @HollywoodFLPoliceDepartment. By the entire team hashtagging #FloridaCityWeek, we believe we can target citizens to promote civic engagement, generate positive feedback and reach a wide audience with our positive message. The public service announcement will also be broadcast on the City’s Government Access Channel and included in the City’s weekly “Notify Me” email message and quarterly magazine New Horizons. In order to engage the youth, we also plan to show the public service announcement during school announcements and assemblies to create a network of peers that can share the message in order to maximize efficiency and reach of the public service announcement. Although our target audience is the residents of Hollywood, we hope this video will be shared to serve as an example of how Hollywood is a model for others to follow.


Our winning public service announcement award money will be used to create a public art display. As a tribute to Florida City Government Week, the public art display will serve as a permanent, public recognition of the appreciation for those who serve for the benefit of all. We believe this public art display will be the best way to support our message because it will be for all to enjoy forever more and serve as a beautiful reminder of the benefits that come when we work together and create lasting partnerships. It is important that we recognize and celebrate Florida City Government Week because through this public art display we will continue to encourage everyone, including our youth, to engage in their local government. We feel it is imperative to not take for granted the amazing work government officials do daily to ensure our city runs as smoothly and safely as possible. We love our Hollywood, we are a part of it, and we are proud to share this public service announcement with our community.


 It takes a village, and we seem to have a great one. 

   

 

  Hollywood Beach Parking Rate Notify Me Banner  

New Beach Parking Rates Go Into Effect Today (May 1, 2017)
Register Now to Get the Resident Rate


New Parking Rates for Hollywood Beach Go Into Effect May 1st

Free Registration Going On Now For Resident Rate


To keep beach parking affordable for Hollywood residents, the City of Hollywood is offering a resident parking rate. Hollywood residents must register their vehicle(s) annually with the City’s Parking Division to enjoy an hourly parking rate of $1.50 per hour Monday through Thursday and $2.00 per hour Friday through Sunday and on holidays. This rate is 50% less than the new non-resident rate of $3.00 per hour Monday through Thursday and $4.00 per hour Friday through Sunday and on holidays which will go into effect May 1, 2017.


Registration is free and can be done in-person or online. Once registered, you will be given a “resident rate code” for use at City-operated multi-space master meter parking spots on Hollywood Beach. The following documents are required to register:


• Drivers license

• Vehicle registration

• One of the following: lease agreement, utility bill, voter ID card or tax bill with current Hollywood address


To Register Online:

Visit the Parking Portal at www.hollywoodfl.org/residentrate. Select “Get Permits” then login or sign up for a customer account. The “Purchase a Permit” page will come up describing all of the different permit options available in the City of Hollywood. Select “Next,” then under the subclassification dropdown menu select "Hollywood Resident Meter Rate.” To avoid being charged a fee, you must select “Hollywood Resident Meter Rate.” Do not choose “Hollywood Resident.” Enter your information then select “Next.” Finally, upload scanned images or photos of the required documents. You will receive an email confirmation after successfully completing the registration process. Please allow up to 24 hours or the next business day for processing your registration.


To Register In-person:

Bring copies of the required documents to the Parking office located at 2600 Hollywood Boulevard in the City Hall West Annex Building.


Current Parkmobile Application Users

If you are already a Parkmobile user, you will still need to register your vehicle(s) with the City to automatically receive the resident rate when you use the Parkmobile App. Be sure to use the same phone number when you register with the City and allow up to 20 days processing time.


New Parkmobile Application Users

Once you have registered your vehicle(s) with the City and you have your resident rate code, you can then sign up with the Parkmobile Application to receive the resident parking rate. To sign up, visit http://us.parkmobile.com or call the toll-free number 877.727.5714. Be sure to use the same phone number and allow up to 20 days of processing time.


Additional Information

• Please allow up to 24-hours/next business day for resident rate processing and up to 20 days for Parkmobile Application processing

• At single-space parking meters, the resident rate can only be applied when using the Parkmobile Application

• Resident rate code is not valid in private garages, lots or meters


Don’t wait; get your free resident rate code today! Log on today, www.hollywoodfl.org/residentrate or visit the City of Hollywood’s Parking Office, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard in the West Annex Building.

   

 

New Rewards for Recycling Program set to Begin in Hollywood

On September 19, 2016 the City of Hollywood will launch a new recycling rewards program to encourage City of Hollywood sanitation customers to recycle. Customers are encouraged to register for a rewards account with Recycling Perks by visiting www.recyclingperks.com. Customers who do not have access to a computer are encouraged to call the Recycling Perks Customer Service number at 1.855.813.2154.

Use Promotional Codes to Earn Bonus Rewards Points
• By registering your account you will automatically receive 100 reward points.

• Enter promotional code RBHOL by October 19, 2016 to receive 500 bonus points. A gift from Recycling Perks to you for your participation in the previous recycling rewards program.

• Enter promotional code HOLLYWOODFL to receive an additional 100 bonus points!

That's 700 reward points simply for registering your account! Customers who also encourage their neighbors to sign up will earn additional reward points for each referral.

Earn up to $25 in Rewards Each Month
Once a customer is registered, on a normal recycling collection day when a customer’s cart is picked up at the curb or in the alley, their account will automatically receive 25 points for their recycling efforts. Simply by rolling their recycling cart out for collection each week, registered Recycling Perks participants will earn 25 points a week and up to 100 points each month. Those points equal up to $25 in discounts a month and $300 in discounts each year.

Customers can log onto www.recyclingperks.com to redeem points for coupons, discounts and special deals with local vendors, retailers, restaurants, grocers and more. Customers who do not have access to a computer may call the Recycling Perks Customer Service number at 1.855.813.2154.

Win an iPad mini 4!
Hollywood residents who register an account with Recycling Perks by December 31, 2016 will automatically be entered for a chance to win an iPad mini 4 from Recycling Perks.

In 2010 Hollywood became the first city in Broward County to offer a rewards-for-recycling program. In 2015, recycling became mandatory for all sanitation customers in the City of Hollywood. The goal of the Recycling Perks rewards program partnership is to continue to increase recycling throughout the City. “We are excited to reward residents for their recycling efforts, and to support the local businesses in Hollywood,” says Bill Dempsey, President of Recycling Perks.

Make a Difference in the Community
In addition, Recycling Perks will be extending an invitation to local schools, neighborhood and civic associations and local non-profit organizations to build community partnerships. A local Hollywood based, Recycling Perks representative will be available to make presentations and to encourage participation in their “Give Back Campaigns.”

For more information on the Recycling Perks program and recycling efforts underway in the City of Hollywood please call Rachel Savain, Recycling Coordinator at 954.967.4320.


New 6-acre park opens June 17 between Taft and Sheridan

David Volz
Reporter at Hollywood Gazette


As part of the redevelopment project called Sheridan Stationside Village happening in the area east of Interstate 95 between Taft Street and Sheridan Street, the City of Hollywood has gained a new 6 acre community park.  Once a trailer park, this new recreational area features a distinctive oak hammock and a historic coral rock house.

 

A dedication and grand opening for the Charles F. Vollman Park at 2933 Taft Street will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 9 a.m. All are invited to attend. It includes a total of six acres of which there are four acres that are usable.

The remaining two acres are for retention and detention, according to Chuck Ellis, director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts. It is considered a passive park with benches, drinking fountain, waste receptacles, bike racks, light poles and a concrete circuitous path.

 

The developer contributed $50,000 to toward the remodeling of the rock house at a later phase. “We will use this building for a grant match and to assess what exactly the building will require to refurbish it,” said Ellis. The family of community activist Charles F. Vollman is expected to attend the ceremony.


The FTC initiative involves providing telecommunications companies and other industry partners with known robocallers’ telephone numbers every day to bolster efforts to reduce and prevent the computer- dialed calls.


The FTC collects scammers’ telephone numbers from consumer complaints to the Do Not Call Registry, either online or by telephone. The more consumers report the numbers, the faster it can develop its blacklist database.

More consumers file complaints with the FTC about robocalls than any other issue. In the first five months of 2017, the FTC said it received 1.9 million complaints.


‘There are few issues that anger consumers as much as these unwanted calls,’ said Connecticut BBB spokesman Howard Schwartz. ‘Robocalls are more than irritating. They are also at the heart of a huge percentage of attempts to deceive consumers into disclosing personal and financial information.’


At the moment, blacklisting robocall telephone numbers is the most effective method of blocking them, as researchers continue their work on new technology to stop them.


Connecticut BBB offers some tips to help you reduce the frequency of unwanted calls:

Get onto the Do Not Call Registry. You can help populate the FTC robocall initiative database by calling 888-382-1222, or registering online at donotcall.gov. You will receive fewer marketing calls and make it easier to identify the fraudulent ones.


Don’t press any digits on your keypad. Ignore recorded prompts to press digits on your telephone keypad to be taken off their calling list. If you press any keys, it tells the scammers you have an active number. Your number will then be sold to other telemarketers and the frequency of calls will increase.


Beware of corporate ID fraud. Callers may use the name of a legitimate company to lend credibility to their pitches. Hang up, and if it differs from the number of the legitimate company, report the number to the Do Not Call Registry.


Watch out for ‘bait and switch.’ Some callers will ask something such as ‘Is Jane there?’ When you tell them they have the wrong number, they change the subject and may ask a question such as ‘While you’re on the phone, have you thought about installing new carpets in your home?’

Don’t pick up the phone. If you don’t know the incoming number, let it ring. If the call goes to voicemail you may be able to discern what sort of call it is.

 

 


Sunday Hours have returned!
Broward County’s Stirling Road Library has restored its Sunday hours. The new hours are as follows:

Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: noon to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed


A special celebration of the new hours is in the planning stages for this Fall. The library is located at 3151 Stirling Road. For additional information please call Hannah Handler Hostyk at 305.865.6700.

 

FREE Things To Do In Hollywood

Hollywood's home to 40 Parks and 11 Community Centers that offer an array of activities! Have you been to the Hollywood West Skate Park? It features a 120” X 90” skate area, a half-pipe, rails and steps along with picnic benches for skaters to ride!

 

The Hollywood Police Athletic League has year round activities going on. They’re located at 2311 North 23rd Avenue, Hollywood, Florida 33020. Give them a call at 954-921-3401.

 

For a more relaxed activity visit Holland Park at 801 Johnson Street, Hollywood, Florida 33019. Launch a boat or cruise on the bike path; take a stroll along the nature trail and try to identify all the birds and butterflies or climb the waterfront observation tower!

 

Visit the Naval Air Station Museum at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. It’s the only military museum in Broward County. Displays include vintage aircraft and ship models, insignias, flags, WWII instruments, uniforms and memorabilia. Call to reserve you tour 754-300-9259.