February 17, 2017   Volume 28, No. 6

County Offers Express Drop-Off Option to Pay Property Taxes

Residents can save time, avoid long lines and reduce parking congestion traditionally associated with making property tax payments by using the County's temporary express payment drop-off service located in the parking lot of the Governmental Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The outdoor location will be open from 10AM to 4PM on Friday, March 31, 2017. More...

Public Hearing Set to Discuss Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

Broward County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on zoning regulations for facilities involved in the cultivation, processing and dispensing of medical marijuana at their meeting on March 14 at 10AM in the Governmental Center, 115 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale. The proposed Ordinance regulates the location, security, parking, and other permitting requirements for the establishment of a medical marijuana dispensing organization in the Broward County Municipal Services District. More...

Safety Improvements Set for Miramar Parkway

The Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division will install textured pavement along a section of Miramar Parkway near SW 67th Avenue. This is part of the County's overall effort to reduce excessive speeds and improve safety for residents in the surrounding area. This work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 21 and should finish on or before February 24, 2017, barring unforeseen conditions or weather delays. Construction activities include maintenance of traffic, installation of the patterned/textured pavement, installation of reflective guardrail delineators, and re-striping as needed. Pedestrian traffic should not be affected.

County Offices Closing for President's Day Holiday

County governmental offices will be closed on Monday, February 20th, in observance of President's' Day. Many online services, such as ePay, are still available at Broward.org. All County parks and Broward County Transit will operate on their normal schedule but County libraries will be closed. Residents are encouraged to visit the Libraries website for online material and services. More...

Workshop Planned to Help Promote Arts

South Florida's content providers, media professionals, broadcasters, journalists and other citizen writers who promote arts-related content, are encouraged to attend Broward Cultural Division's Broward Arts Journalism Alliance Arts Writing from the Academics workshop. The workshop will be held Saturday, February 25 from 9AM-5PM at Kennedy Homes Community, 108 Palm Ave., BAJA Writers Room, Fort Lauderdale. The goal of this workshop is to increase the availability of new content with richer, more informed dialogue and discussion about the Broward arts scene. More...

Teen Tech Week's Returns to Broward County Libraries

Teen Tech Week, celebrated from March 5-11, is when Broward County Libraries showcases all of the informative and interactive digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and their 21st century careers. This year's theme is "Be the Source of Change," and it encourages teens to take advantage of all resources offered through the library to make a positive change in their life and community. All Teen Tech Week events are free and open to the public. More...

Things to Do at a Park Near You

Celebrate Florida Bicycle Month 2017 when Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park and Franklin Park, Broward Municipal Services District neighborhood parks, presents a Bike for Life Bike Rodeo for ages 6 to 17 from 1:00 to 4:30PM on Thursday, March 24th. The free event will feature a safety course, pedestrian and bike safety seminar, bike helmet fitting, a GO SLOW WHOA game, a healthy food demo, a FLIPANY Fix-It Station workshop, a bicycle obstacle course, raffles, and free refreshments. Participants should bring their own bikes, skateboards, or scooters. No motorized vehicles of any kind will be allowed. Call 954-357-8801. More...



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