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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.

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The HHCA needs your help.  Become involved and join our newly formed committees.

 

Membership Committee - To increase paid membership and participation
Programs Committee - To participate in community programs (Adopt a Street and Neighborhood Watch)
Events Committee - To host and participate in community events (Picnic, Taste of Hollywood, National Night Out, Snowfest, Party on the J)
Civic Functions Committee - To coordinate HHCA concerns with government entities (code, traffic, planning and zoning)

 

If you are interested, go to the contacts page and sign up.  It's that easy.
Or reach out to us phone 786-405-9942 or by e-mail: hollywoodhillscivic@gmail.com

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.


Mel Pollak

Mel Pollak


HHCA College Scholarship award will now be known as
"The Hollywood Hills Civic Association Mel Pollak College Scholarship Award"
This award is named after one of Hollywood's long time activists
and a past President of the HHCA.

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

To assist you further in obtaining important information about emergency and disaster preparedness, please visit www.broward.org/Emergency or contact the Broward County 3-1-1 Call Center:

 

Broward County Alerts
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https://access.broward.org
Or contact the Broward County 3-1-1 Call Center

 

Shelter Registration
American Red Cross General Population Shelters provide a basic level of care and are open to all. Registration is not required. However, preregistration is encouraged for the Special Medical Needs Shelter. Call Broward County Human Services Department at 954-357-6385 (TTY 954-357-5608). If you preregister, you are not obligated to go to the shelter in an emergency.

 

Vulnerable Population Registry
Residents who are disabled, frail or have health issues should register in advance with the Vulnerable Population Registry. The Registry is not a guarantee of services, but enables emergency workers to better respond in a recovery effort. Visit broward.org/registry, or call 3-1-1 or 954-831-4000.

 

Pet-Friendly Shelter Registration
The Humane Society of Broward County and the American Red Cross operate this shelter for those with pets in evacuation zones. Call 954-989-3977, and press 6, or visit humanebroward.com.
Preregistration is required.

 

Broward County Hurricane Updates (Social Media)
Get the latest public safety information before, during and after a storm or other emergency: follow us on Twitter @ReadyBroward, "like us" on Facebook.com/BrowardEMD or subscribe to Broward Emergency Email Updates at broward.org/hurricane.

The current owner of the medical office building at 3800 Johnson Street has procured 3 adjacent residential lots to the west of the 3800 Johnson Street property. These are 3802, 3810 and 3814 Johnson Street. These lots are being converted into a surface parking lot to serve the medical office building at 3800 Johnson Street. The parking lot will meet all City requirements, in terms of screening and landscaping. We are continuing the 6 ft high masonry stucco wall behind the property and it will also be added to the west property line to act as a buffer between the parking lot and existing residential lot next door. We are also adding a 4 ft high masonry stucco wall along Johnson Street, again to screen the parking lot. All walls will have hedges and trees in front of them so as to soften the look of the wall and to meet the City’s requirements.

As you may know, 3800 Johnson Street currently has most of its parking at grade under the building. We will be infilling some of that parking at the east side to create a building addition. This addition will consist of infilling the existing arches of the parking lot and it will be built within the existing building footprint. I have attached 2 images, one is of the existing street view of the building from Johnson Street, the other shows what it would look like with the new addition/infill. As you can see, we are keeping with the same construction materials and color scheme for the new infill so that it blends in seamlessly with the existing building.

 

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.