City of Tamarac: Give our Money Back

City of Tamarac: Give our Money Back

Budget cuts as a result of lost revenue have made the City of Tamarac close our parks every Monday, with no plans to revert to the former schedule. It’s no wonder why I found today’s story in the Sun-Sentinel about cities hoarding extra rainy day cash so upsetting.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Tamarac has $24.5 million dollars in unreserved funds. This amount is in excess of 75% of it’s total annual expenditures of $32.6 million for 2010. It goes on to say that the recommended minimum of the Government Finance Officers Association is about 17% of it’s annual expenditures. To clarify, this means that Tamarac is holding on to over $19 million in excess reserve funds.

What Type of Facebook User Are You?

What Type of Facebook User Are You?

I compiled a list of different types of Facebook users based on what they share. Let me remind you, just in case a few of my friends “de-friend” me on Facebook, that I have been guilty of a few of these myself.

Independence Day in Tamarac 2011

Independence Day in Tamarac 2011

The weather was fantastic Monday evening July 4th. as hundreds of residents walked or drove to the Tamarac Sports Complex to spend Independence Day with friends or family. There was live music, an appearance from Uncle Sam and Betsy Ross, bounce houses and activities for children. American Flags were passed out by City of Tamarac employees.

Flashback: Up With People

Flashback: Up With People

You have to watch this Video of UP With People HERE If you are over the age of 40, then you must remember the cheesy group called Up With People. Back in the 1960’s, this cheerful group of young people were created in response to the counter-culture of the times.  These clean-cut, happy youngsters  traveled […]

GOODBYE, MARC. SOME OF US WILL MISS YOU.

GOODBYE, MARC.  SOME OF US WILL MISS YOU.

By Marty Rubinstein When former Tamarac Commissioner Marc Sultanof passed away this week, there was still chatter going around the community about his dealings with the Chaits. Now that one side has been silenced, we’ll never know the whole story I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Marc (or insert any name you like here) […]

BSO Alert for all Tamarac Residents

BSO Alert for all Tamarac Residents

A recent trend for house burglaries involves knocking on the front door and after no one answers, going to the back and smashing the slider glass. If you notice any suspicious persons or activity, report it to the BSO Tamarac district at 954.720.2225 or dial 911 immediately.

Tamarac Parks Need to Go Green

Tamarac Parks Need to Go Green

  The City of Tamarac touts itself as being certifiably a Green City. The Florida Green Building Coalition, Inc. (FGBC) certified the City of Tamarac as a Green Local Government at the Gold level.  Only 3 cities achieved this certification in South Florida demonstration their level of commitment to the environment.  Buildings such as the […]

Tamarac Skate Park and Sports Complex

Tamarac Skate Park and Sports Complex

The Tamarac Skate Park is located at 9901 N.W. 77 Street within the Tamarac Sports Complex at the site of the old hockey rink and is open Tuesday-Sunday. Users under age 18 must have the waiver and consent signed by a parent/legal guardian. Parents/legal guardians will be required to present picture I.D. Upon completion of […]