From: Mayor Michelle J. Gomez
It’s springtime, and the world is slowly starting to bloom again!
Recently, the City of Tamarac has held several workshops. I am happy to report that the City remains financially strong. The City recently received a $2.3 million reimbursement from the federal CARES Act disbursed through Broward County for expenses incurred during the pandemic. Additionally, the City’s new Building Official is working hard to address the needs and concerns of residents, businesses, and contractors (even employees) to help the department function better.
This month, the City of Tamarac will screen “Hop” during its Movie in the Park event, on Friday, April 9th, at the Tamarac Sports Complex 9901 NW 77th Street. Showtime is at 8:00 p.m., and spaces are limited. Pre-registration is required and available online at Tamarac-movie-in-the-park-tickets.
Food distributions will continue this month at the following locations:
Saturday, April 3rd, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Korean United Methodist Church of South Florida (6501 W. Commercial Blvd.)
Saturday, April 10th, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Korean United Methodist Church of South Florida
Monday, April 12th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Community Christian Church (10001 W. Commercial Blvd.)
Saturday, April 17th, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Korean United Methodist Church of South Florida
Wednesday, April 21st, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Christian Life Center (2699 W. Commercial Blvd.)
Saturday, April 24th, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Korean United Methodist Church of South Florida
Wednesday, April 28th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Christian Life Center
Tamarac has been operating a closed vaccination site targeting our most vulnerable population. Soon the site will be open for all eligible residents by appointment only. You can pre-register by calling (954) 597-3893, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. For the latest Emergency Order, detailing vaccination eligibility criteria, view Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s latest 2021 Emergency Orders at flgov.com.
The Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) has also announced a new way for homebound residents to register for the vaccine in their homes. Residents can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 779-6121 to schedule an appointment. For additional assistance, you can call the City’s Social Services Department at (954) 597-3643.
Eligible Residents can also register for vaccine appointments at one of Broward County’s seven vaccination sites at myvaccine.fl.gov or by calling 866-201-6313 (TTY 833-476-1526). To review Broward County’s list of participating hospitals and schedule an appointment, visit www.broward.org/CoronaVirus. Supplies are limited. Some local pharmacies and stores are also offering appointments.
Please visit the links below to check availability:
Walmart and Sam’s Club registration – Walmart.com/COVIDvaccine OR samsclub.com/covid
Publix registration – Publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida
CVS registration – CVS.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
Winn-Dixie registration – winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine
Walgreens registration- walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine
In partnership with Girl Up, Kiwanis of Tamarac, and The Beauty Initiative, the City of Tamarac will be conducting a month-long Period Care Drive, starting April 17, to supply women in need with personal hygiene products. Items to donate are individually wrapped tampons, pads, and other hygiene products. If you would like to participate, donation boxes will be available from Monday – Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Tamarac Recreation Park, 7501 North University Drive, and by appointment at the Tamarac Community Center, 8601 West Commercial Blvd.
To schedule drop-off, please call 954-597-3626. These items will then be distributed through Kiwanis’ “Christmas in July”.
In honor of Earth Day this month, please help protect our wonderful planet and wildlife by cutting the strings on your disposable face masks before throwing them away in a proper trash receptacle to reduce litter and pollution.
Happy Passover, Easter, and Ramadan wishes to all who are celebrating.
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