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.
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.
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.
A message from Vice Mayor Michelle Gomez
Tamarac residents Robert and Sondra thought retirement would be the greatest time of their lives. Sondra had retired from working at American Express after 23 years and Robert retired from the building business where he spent the past 20 traveling all over Florida, Central and South America.
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 […]
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) […]
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.
New update on the Chait’s and Prestige Homes
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 […]
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 […]
Did you know that you can register online for swim classes at the Caporella Aquatic Center?
Check out Zumba Fitness every Wednesday Morning
This is your chance to tell the city what kind of playground equipment you’d like your kids to play on!
Ken Behring is a man on the move. Impatient for a delivery room, he burst into the world in a hospital elevator. Since then, it’s been nothing but forward momentum.
Newly elected School Board Member David Thomas visited Tamarac’s Challenger Elementary during their monthly SAC meeting held in May.
Since the May 1st killing of Osama Bin Laden, there has been a great deal of curiosity about the Navy’s Sea, Air and Land Forces – commonly known as SEALs, who kept their clandestine mission a secret from the world.
Do you drive north to The Walk in Coral Springs for coffee at Starbucks, or to dine in one of their restaurants? Maybe you prefer the Promenade in Coconut Creek where you can eat a delicious crepe, shop for clothes, or sit outside at Lime restaurant and people-watch? Soon, there will be no need to […]
The Go Green Expo presented by the Tamarac Parks and Recreation Department was held on Saturday, May 21st at the Tamarac Community Center.
It’s not too often that you see the car the size of a small boat come cruising down your street.