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A WORD FROM OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

As we start 2020, I am looking forward to working with our Vice Mayor, Commission and professional staff serving you and maintaining our wonderful city. The budget process kicks off in January. Over the past 4 years the city has faced many fiscal and legal challenges. It is time to move forward with bold measures to address these challenges. We need to collectively look at our city’s operations and services in a new way. We can look at problems as possibilities to be creative and innovative. Cities are required to provide public safety and life sustaining services. We need to make sure that while we discuss these operational needs, we do not lose sight that we are a municipal government. We can and should run our city like a business, but we are not about profits. We are required by law to provide municipal services and pass a balanced budget. Our focus needs to be on performance, efficiency and cost factors.

MAYOR

JOY COOPER

JCOOPER@COHB.ORG

Public safety, water, sewer services and stormwater management, waste management, public space maintenance, transportation, parks and programs, services for our most vulnerable residents all cost money. We have many physical assets but just as in commercial businesses, our biggest asset is our personnel. In my experience, contracting is not the right fit for every situation. In most cases there are built in future cost increases that are not easily changed. We can do better. Wishing you a happy, healthy and blessed New Year! Happy New Year, Hallandale Beach! In this last year, we’ve made strides of progress in our City. We’ve received the $5 million SAFER Grant from FEMA to hire 14 additional firefighters and meet the national standards of people on a rescue truck, held a widely attended job fair, transitioned to the more accessible expanded service hours MondayThursday 7am-6pm, created the first mural in Hallandale Beach in Foster Plaza, started holding community safety walks and street cleanups, passed the Coral Reef Protection Act, and more! The Hallandale Beach Complete Count Committee needs your help to ensure our neighbors, family, and friends complete the census. An accurate count will help allocate over $800 billion in federal funding for dozens of programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Medicaid/Medicare, Section 8 Housing, Foster Care, Title 1 Schools, and more.

The State Legislative session starts January 14th and meets for 60 days. We’ve asked for appropriations to fund the Austin Hepburn Senior Center, an Afterschool Tutorial Enrichment Program, an alternative water supply reuse project, and pedestrian/student VICE MAYOR safety and mobility improvements around Gulfstream Academy K-8. We’re also supporting SABRINA JAVELLANA various bills that support home rule – city’s and county’s abilities to govern themselves SJAVELLANA@COHB.ORG without state interference, increase renewable energy, Sadowski funds to be utilized for Affordable Housing, and action regarding gun violence. There’s always more work to do. Please text or call me at 954-547-0211 or sjavellana@cohb.org to get involved in the City or if I can help in any way! We’re always here for you.

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I would like to wish everyone a healthy and Happy New Year. One of my main priorities in Hallandale Beach is to ensure all of our residents have access to whatever their needs may be. To this end, I have created an Accessibility Advisory Board. This Board will provide input to the City Commission and Staff on concerns that affect the life and living conditions of persons with disabilities in Hallandale Beach, serve as advisors and resources for technical advice due to the complexity of concerns that arise when attempting to ensure the needs of citizens with disabilities are provided, and encourage providers with a focus on disability services and programs to participate in the efforts of the Board.

COMMISSIONER

MICHELE LAZAROW

The Board will seek ways to provide more conveniently accessible facilities, programs, public buildings, streets, and sidewalks. Recommendations regarding priorities may address both the order in which facilities are modified and the importance of particular improvements to each respective facility.

It’s a matter of human nature to focus on issues that one is personally involved in, so that’s why a broad spectrum of persons with disabilities is preferred. Vision impaired residents would be helpful for detectable warnings or audible signals on crosswalks, hearing impaired will help us with any captioning we might provide and other accessibility or improvements we could offer to anyone in our city. Please let me know if this is a board you would like to serve. It would be of great help to our residents. As always, you can contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. Telephone: 305-607-5683 and email: MLazarow@cohb.org MLAZAROW@COHB.ORG

Dear Residents & Neighbors: This year is the conclusion of my first term as one of your five commissioners. I am pleased to say that I have succeeded to keep my word to many of you through deeds and not empty promises. In my final year, I am working on unprecedented condo abuse reform by way of policy and city legislation. I am also working with City Staff to reconcile the gap that exists in affordable housing for many of our residents, and working with beachside residents on beach preservation and renourishment. I urge you to attend my monthly town hall meetings so I may fill you in on the progress we are making. As usual, please feel free to contact me by email at ataub@cohb.org or at 305-924-7471. Hoping 2020 is finding you in good health and great spirits. Este año es la conclusión de mi primer mandato como uno de sus cinco comisionados. Me complace decir que he logrado cumplir mi palabra con muchos de ustedes mediante hechos y no promesas vacías. En mi último año, estoy trabajando en una reforma sin COMMISSIONER precedentes de abuso de condominios a través de políticas y legislación de la ciudad. ANABELLE TAUB Estoy trabajando con el personal de la ciudad para conciliar la brecha que existe en viviendas ATAUB@COHB.ORG asequibles para muchos de nuestros residentes, y trabajando con los residentes para preservación y el enriquecimiento de la playa. Le insto a que asista a mis reuniones mensuales del ayuntamiento para poder informarle sobre el progreso que estamos haciendo. Como de costumbre, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo en ataub@cohb.org o a través de mi número 954-937-1006. Espero que 2020 los reciba con buena salud. Unfortunately, the City Commission approved outsourcing our Fire Department to the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO). Doing so provides no meaningful safety or service improvements, but will cost the City at least $786,870 annually. BSO’s presentations were very misleading: the City will pay more for the same service. • • • • •

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does NOT increase the number of firefighters. does NOT improve our Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating. does NOT make our City compliant with NFPA 1710. itself is NOT compliant with NFPA 1710 (National Fire Protection Association). does NOT increase the resources our City has available to it from BSO.

Of the eight cities to which BSO provides services, only three are rated ISO 1. The other five are ISO 2. Hallandale’s Fire Department is currently ISO 2, barely missing the ISO 1 rating. COMMISSIONER Clearly, we do not need BSO to improve our Fire Department. The only potential benefit is that MIKE BUTLER the City’s pension obligations can transition to the Florida Retirement System (FRS). While MBUTLER@COHB.ORG initially more expensive, over time FRS may save money. But with the huge additional costs BSO is charging the City, those savings will be diminished. And the City can transition to FRS without outsourcing to BSO. On a very positive note, the City was awarded a three-year $5.6 million FEMA grant to hire 14 more firefighters! This increase in firefighters has nothing to do with BSO, but rather excellent work by the City, specifically our grants administrator Noemy Sandoval and former Fire Chief Mark Ellis.

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CITY MANAGER

Public Safety

Greg Chavarria

Please make note of the following public safety services for our constituents.

Alarm Systems

Economic Crimes

Did you know we have an economic crimes unit? For more information please contact: Detective Christopher Grieco: (954) 457-1432 | cgrieco@cohb.org

954-457-1325

Jeremy Earle, PhD.

953-457-2228

ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER/PUBLIC WORKS/UTILITIES/ENGINEERING/ CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS Keven Klopp

Jenorgen Guillen

954-457-1469

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Vanessa Leroy, Director

954-457-1376

Building

954-457-1383

Visit cohb.org/sanitation or call 954-457-1616

Code Enforcement

954-457-1390

Planning and Zoning

954-457-1378

JAN FEB

20 MLK Day OB Johnson Park

Emil Lopez, Director

JUN

954-457-1371

FIRE RESCUE

25 Community Litter Clean-Up South City Beach Park

TBA Coastal Map Meeting 08 PAL Comedy Show Gulfstream Park TBD 12 SAFE Program (Self-Defense Training) Ingalls Park 23 Community Litter Clean-Up Joseph Scavo Park 29 PAL Family Fun Day Bluesten Park

07 MIASF Waterway Clean-Up 07 Pollinator and Butterfly Gardening Workshop Cultural Center 07 Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Recycling Department of Public Works 07-15 Presidential Preference Primary Election Early Voting Cultural Community Center 21 Community Litter Clean-Up Foster Park 28 Ocean Day Festival Cultural Center, City Hall, and YMCA 31 Front Porch with the Police Department Scavo Park

MAY

MOBILE APPS AVAILABLE

FINANCE

MAR

APR

#HBHERE4U

954-457-2226

CITY CLERK

Have A Question About Sanitation?

UPCOMING EVENTS

ILLUSTRATION : CATALINA VILLEGAS

Jennifer Merino ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER/ COMMUNITY/ CRA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Hallandale Beach’s Alarm Ordinance requires that each alarm system (residential or business), be registered with the City. For more information, visit: cohb.org/alarms

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954-457-1300

CITY ATTORNEY

07 Safety Walk with Police Department Meeting at Sunrise Park 11 Eggstravaganza 19 Community Litter Clean-Up Bluesten Park Ingalls Park 06 Torch Run with Police Begins at A1A and County Line Road 07 National Day of Prayer Foster Park 23 Community Litter Clean-Up South City Beach Park 06 Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Recycling Department of Public Works 07 Community Litter Clean-Up Joseph Scavo Park 11 Coffee with a Cop Dunkin Donuts at N. Federal Highway

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Bradley Masters, Fire Chief Officer

954-457-1470

HUMAN RESOURCES Radu Dodea, Director

REPORT ANY ISSUES VIA MOBILE APP

954-457-1345

COHB.ORG/MYHBAPP

HUMAN SERVICES Cora Daise, Acting Director

954-457-1460

INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY John Christly, Director

954-457-3050

PARKS & RECREATION Cathie Schanz, Director

954-457-1452

Foster Park

954-457-1452

Teen Center

954-457-3066

OB Johnson Park

954-457-1460

Cultural Community Center / Administration

954-457-1452

B.F. James Pool

954-457-1321

Ingalls Park

954-457-1452

Bluesten Park

954-457-3018

MANAGE PUBLIC RECORD REQUESTS, PUBLIC COMMENTS, VISITOR TRACKER, COHB.ORG/HBCITYCLERK

POLICE Chief Sonia Quiñones

954-457-1400

PROCUREMENT Andrea Lues, Director

954-457-1331

COMMUNITY BUS ROUTES. COHB.ORG/HBMINIBUS

PUBLIC WORKS James Sylvain, Director

HB MINIBUS TRACK THE CITY’S FOUR (4)

954-457-1600

RISK MANAGEMENT Jim Buschman

954-457-1310

IMPORTANT NUMBERS Fire & Police Emergency

911

Water Billing

954-457-1360

Solid Waste

954-457-1612

Water Plant

954-457-1610

LIBRARY Broward County Library

954-357-6380

ANIMAL SERVICES Broward County Animal Care

954-359-1313

FLOOD HAZARD INFORMATION & PROTECTION VISIT: COHB.ORG/FLOODINFORMATION


INSIDE YOUR HALLANDALE HAPPENINGS

17 HB HONORS

OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS

THROUGH THE MLK HUMANITARIAN AWARD

06 Alarm Registration and Ring

How to ensure your alarm is registered

07 Parks Programs

Learn about exciting programs for recreation

12 Bulk Waste Schedule Help #HBClean

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Community Clean-Ups

Keeping our community clean through monthly volunteer clean-ups

Goal Setting in Development Services

Working hard to improve customer service

22 FOODIE TAKEOVER Three Events, One Amazing Weekend for the Entire Family!

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Golden Isles Tennis Center Get updates on construction

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WHEN SOMEONE INSTALLS AN ALARM SECURIT Y SYSTEM, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO REGISTER IT WITH THE CIT Y OF HALLANDALE BEACH. BELOW ARE SOME DETAILS:

BUSINESS

• The resident or business burglar alarm needs to be registered. Registration will allow the station to be aware and receive an alert if an attack occurs and respond swiftly to restore calm and order.

& HOME

• The cost for any residential alarm system is $50 dollars, and $100 for business enterprise or commercial properties.

ALARM &

• The registration fee does not include renewal fees for each year your alarm system is in service. The renewal fee for a residential home is $20, and $60 dollars for a commercial property or business.

REGISTRATION

• There is a mandatory form which needs to be filled out. The form can be acquired online via the link below. Fill in the information and then mail it or submit it in person with the initial payment to the financial department.

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REGISTRATION

For more information please visit: cohb.org/alarms *Please note a fee is charged for having excessive false alarms raised from your location. The clients on the police list will receive a courtesy letter informing them about their alarms and any necessary information regarding their system.

Census 2020 Facts

The Census is done every 10 years to count every person who lives in the United States. The results impact Federal funding and representation for each community. All results are kept confidential for 72 years.

We only had 64% participation in the last Census

You’ve got Mail! March 12

We want to make every person count, because everyone matters. In 2010 we only had 64% of City residents in the Census. If everyone is not counted, we run the risk of not being able to get the Federal funding and representation we need and/or deserve.

You should expect to see your Census form mailed to you on or around March 12. You can respond via mail, telephone, or online.

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Be a Paid Census Worker

Your Answers are Confidential

Translated into 12 Languages

Both full-time and part-time positions are available to be a paid Census workers. The job pays $18 per hour. The work entails verifying addresses and collecting data. You likely will go door-to-door trying to get people to fill out their Census forms.

Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by Federal Law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics - they cannot be used against you in any way. By law, all responses to the U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential.

The Census is translated into 12 languages, including Spanish, French, Russian, and Haitian Creole. If you need further language assistance you may contact the Census Bureau.

Hallandale Happenings | January - June 2020

#HBCounts


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

954-457-1452 HBPARKSREC@COHB.ORG COHB.ORG/PARKSONLINE

PARKS PROGRAMS Facility

Program

Days

Time

Ages

BF James Pool

Parent/Child Learn2Swim

Monday & Wednesday

5:00pm - 5:30pm

6 months to under 3 years

BF James Pool

Preschool Learn2Swim

Monday & Wednesday

5:00pm - 6:00pm

3 years to under 6 years

BF James Pool

Learn2Swim

Monday & Wednesday

6:00pm - 6:45pm

6 years to 12 years

BF James Pool

Adult Learn2Swim

Monday & Wednesday

7:00pm - 7:45pm

18 years and up

BF James Pool

H2U Aqua Exercise

Monday & Wednesday

11:00am - 12pm

Adults

BF James Pool

Parent/Child Learn2Swim

Tuesday & Thursday

5:00pm - 5:30pm

6 months to under 3 years

BF James Pool

Learn2Swim

Tuesday & Thursday

6:00pm - 7:45pm

6 years to 12 years

BF James Pool

Preschool Learn2Swim

Tuesday & Thursday

5:00pm - 6:00pm

3 years to under 6 years

BF James Pool

Learn2Swim

Saturday

10:00am - 11:00am

6 years to 12 years

BF James Pool

Parent/Child Learn2Swim

Saturday

9:00am - 10:00am

6 months to under 3 years

BF James Pool

Preschool Learn2Swim Level

Saturday

9:00am - 10:00am

3 years to under 6 years

BF James Pool

Open Swim

Everyday (Mon - Sat)

11:00am - 4:45pm

All ages

Cultural Center

H2U Low Impact Aerobics

Monday

10:00am - 11:00am

50+

Cultural Center

H2U Tai Chi

Monday & Wednesday

9:30am - 10:30am

50+

Cultural Center

Memorial Mah Jongg & Board Games

Monday & Tuesday

12:00pm - 4:00pm

50+

Cultural Center

Memorial Bridge

Wednesday

12:00pm - 4:00pm

50+

Cultural Center

H2U Chair Yoga

Tuesday

10:30am - 11:30am

50+

Cultural Center

H2U Zumba Beginners

Thursday

9:00am - 10:00am

Adults

Cultural Center

H2U Chair Yoga

Thursday

10:00am - 11:00am

50+

Cultural Center

H2U Line Dance

Monday & Wednesday

11:00am - 12:00pm

50+

Cultural Center

Atlantic Shotokan Karate

Wednesday

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5 years - Adult

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Beginners

-

5:30pm - 6:30pm

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-

Novice

-

6:30pm - 7:30pm

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-

Intermediate/Advanced

-

7:30pm - 8:30pm

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Foster Park

HF Ballet

Monday

6:30pm - 7:30pm

3-6 years

Foster Park

HF Ballet

Wednesday

6:30pm - 7:30pm

7-12 years

Foster Park

Library

Monday - Friday

4:00pm - 9:00pm

All ages

OB Johnson Park

Open Gym 

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 2:30pm 6:00pm - 9:00 pm

6 years &up

OB Johnson Park

Open Gym

Saturday

8:00am - 9:00pm

6 years &up

OB Johnson Park

Open Gym

Sunday

8:00am - 9:00pm

6 years &up

OB Johnson Park

H2U Low Impact Aerobics

Friday

10:30am - 11:30am

50+

OB Johnson Park

H2U Zumba

Friday

9:30am - 10:30am

50+

OB Johnson Park

H2U Zumba

Saturday

10:00am - 11:00am

50+

OB Johnson Park

Computer Lab

Monday & Tuesday

8:00am - 3:00pm 6:00pm - 9:00pm

13 years &up

OB Johnson Park

Computer Lab

Wednesday - Friday

12:00pm - 3:00pm 6:00pm - 9:00pm

13 years &up

OB Johnson Park

Computer Lab

Saturday & Sunday

8:00am - 9:00pm

13 years &up

OB Johnson Park

Fitness Center

Everyday

8:00am - 9:00pm

18 years &up

OB Johnson Park

World TaeKwonDo

Tues & Thurs

6:15pm - 7:45pm

5 years &up

OB Johnson Park

Teen Zone

Monday - Friday

2:00pm - 9:00pm

13 - 17 years

OB Johnson Park

Teen Zone

Saturday & Sunday

1:00pm - 9:00pm

13 - 17 years

OB Johnson Park

Teen Zone: Manhood on the Go

Tuesday

6:30 - 7:30pm

13 - 17 years

OB Johnson Park

A.R.I.S.E. Dance Studio

Wed & Thur & Fri

6:00 - 8:00pm

6 - 17 years

*Silver Sneakers accepted at the OBJ Fitness Center

*Dates and times vary. Please find exact schedules at cohb.org/parksonline Follow us on social media:

/HBParksRec

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Recording Studio

Teen

Zone

O. B. JOHNSON PARK TEEN ZONE

The O. B. Johnson Park Teen Zone provides daily drop in time where teens can get homework assistance; play pool, ping pong, foosball, basketball, or video games; watch movies; and hang out with friends every day after school. There’s also organized games, field trips, volunteer activities, special interest classes, and enrichment programs. The program features a state of-the-art recording studio which is a great place to learn music production and engineering. Our enrichment programs include Career Development, Fitness, Cooking and Nutrition Education, Homework Help, Tutoring, and Academic Enrichment, Civic Outreach, Volunteer & Advisory Board Opportunities. Teens will have a hands-on learning experience through a community-based, vegetable garden program which will help them experience the satisfaction of growing their own food. GET INTO THE ZONE! FREE TO COHB RESIDENTS, AGES 13-17. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Join Today at the OB Johnson Park located at 1000 NW 8th Ave or contact (954) 457-3076

FOSTER PARK

The Foster Park Community Center is home to the African-American/Caribbean Micro-Library with Computer Lab, Historic Wing, Multi-purpose Rental space equipped with a complete kitchen. Micro-Library with Computer Lab is open Monday – Friday 4PM – 9PM. Foster Park is perfect for your next meeting or special event, this state-of-the-art facility includes meeting rooms, a multipurpose room, and kitchen facilities. This renovated 2-acre park has a shaded playground, pavilion, and a walking trail as well as open green space.

For availability and pricing please visit: Cohb.org/ParkRentals or contact the Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department at 954-457-1452. Follow us on social media:

/HBParksRec

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609 NW 6th Ave


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FLOOD INFORMATION & PROTECTION Know Your Flood Hazard Flooding is a serious threat and the City of Hallandale Beach is working to help protect your property and belongings. The City offers several services to help you identify your flooding potential and raise awareness to potential problems. Even if your property is not located next to a body of water, it may be susceptible to flooding. Take advantage of these free city services. Call 954-457-1620 today to find out: • • • •

In which flood your property is located If your property is subject to special flood-related hazards, such as coastal erosion If your property is located in an area that has previously had flooding problems If your property is located near an area that shoud be protected because of its natural floodplain functions

Wherever it Rains, It Can Flood Visit the website www.FloodSmart.gov or call (888) 379-9531 to find a flood insurance agent, or call the City at 954-457-1620 for information about flood insurance to protect your building and/or your contents. If you rent or lease your home, the contents should be protected with a flood insurance policty.

Protect Your Property from Flood Damage The City provides property protection consultations including site visits and drainage evaluation. Call 954-457-1386 for property protection advice. Elevation Certificates Elevation Certificates are available for many of the buildings in the City through the Building Division. Call 954-457-1382 to request an archive search. Emergency Notifications The City of Hallandale Beach and Broward County depend on the National Weather Services (NWS) for flood notification. The NWS will issue flood advisories prior to expected heavy rainfall that could cause flooding. The City provides early flood warning through its Radio Station 1620 AM WQFQ and through HB TV Channel 78 on Comcast Government Access Channel. During emergencies, the City will publish the latest information on its website: www.cohb.org.

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Mr. Miguel Nunez joined the City in August 2019. He came to the City with experience in urban planning, G government, code management, and IN BUILD project management with a strong background in architecture and engineering. Miguel is responsible for the daily operations and code management of the Building Inspections Division at the Development Services Department. He has set goals to improve customer service within this fiscal year.

Mr. Nunez’s Goals

• Make permitting process easier with the future Implementation of an electronic plan review and online permitting process; • e-Plan and online permit management to contractors and owners, via continuous outreach training; • A “Quick Service” program, for minor residential/commercial permitting WILL be implemented (2 days review); • Expand to all forms of online payments for customer convenience; • Observe the permitting and inspection trend, to forecast the future needed resources; • Strive to be a model of: PRODUCTIVITY, EFFICIENCY AND INTEGRITY; and • Make additional checklists, how to videos and forms available on the webpage.

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Ms. Vanessa Leroy was promoted to Director of Developmental Services on October 01, 2019. She has a background in hospitality, architecture, and urban and regional planning. Vanessa has paid her dues in the City previously serving as an intern, consultant, Associate Planner, and Senior Planner at the City before being promoted to Director of Developmental Services. Vanessa oversees building and permitting, business tax receipts, code compliance, planning and zoning and transportation and mobility functions within the City.

MIGUEL NUÑEZ AND VANESSA LEROY

Learn more about Development Services by following: /HBDevelopmentServices

Ms. Leroy’s Goals:

• Streamlining permitting process online; • Simplifying business tax receipt process and streamlining online applications; • Improving code compliance, reducing violations, beautification of Hallandale Beach, increasing education on code requirements; • Streamlining development approval process; • Prioritizing alternate modes of transportation, improve coordination of capital improvement projects across departments, prioritize, acquire and maintain funding for transportation and mobility projects and getting them across the line; • Shifting focus on customer service, cross-training staff and inspire a culture of creative collaboration, cultivating HB pride; and • Improving public outreach and community involvement.

THEIR JOBS CAN BE STRESSFUL, BUT WHAT DO THEY LOVE MOST ABOUT THEM? They both love problem solving and finding solutions to the challenges which come across their desks. For Ms. Leroy, a close second is working with the amazing staff we have in Development Services. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TAKE-AWAY THEY WANT RESIDENTS TO KNOW? For Mr. Nunez its that we’re in the process of implementing an electronic plan review and permitting process with the intent to be a sustainable building division, for the benefit of our customers and the environment. For Ms. Leroy she wants the residents to know that we have a mailing list of residents and stakeholders interested in receiving updates from the department on upcoming meetings, workshops and development activities within the City. She encourages everyone to sign up by sending an email to cbardales@cohb.org

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P.A.L. ATHLETICS PAL of Hallandale Beach is a non-profit 501c(3) organization established to use athletic, recreational and educational activities to instill positive life principles and character-building tools in youth in an effort to deter juvenile crime and violence. PAL provides programs for children 5-18 years of age the opportunity to participate with role models. Youth are given the chance to experience success and failure on a playing field without drugs, guns and violence. On November 11, PAL of Hallandale Beach had the opportunity to thank some of our sponsors in our community. Ernesto Benedetti and Claudia Penas from the Hallandale City Center donated $4,000. Walmart and Store Manager Chris Provost-Heron were thanked for their $3,500 donation. The Hallandale Beach-Aventura Rotary Club were also recognized for their $1,000 donation. In addition, Dr. Joseph Amunategui II was also recognized for his charitable work. “Dr. Joe� performed over 100 free physicals to the children in our program in order to meet one of the requirements to play football or cheer. The Police Athletic League of Hallandale Beach relies on volunteers and sponsors to continue our goal of offering the best programs in the City of Hallandale Beach. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to our program can do so by calling our main office at 954-457-1466 or visiting our website at www.hallandalebeachPAL.com. Follow us Facebook: @HallandaleBeachPAL

ROTARY CLUB OF HALLANDALE BEACH AVENTURA

WALMART OF HALLANDALE BEACH

ERNESTO BENEDETTI AND CLAUDIA PENAS

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RECYCLE RIGHT Recycling has been around since the 1970’s, yet many people still haven’t gotten the hang of it. We know it can be confusing, so we’re including a guide so you can follow it when adding items to your blue bin. Adding items which are not recyclable into your blue bin will cause the entire bin to be thrown in the trash. Follow the guide below to recycle right:

YOU FOR RECYCLE THANK RECYCLING THESE:

For more information please visit:

COHB.ORG/PUBLICWORKS

HAVE YOU RECENTLY CLEANED OUT YOUR GARAGE OR HAVE A BUNCH OF JUNK YOU NEED TO GET RID OF? The City has an easy process to ensure you can dispose of your waste efficiently while keeping the streets of Hallandale Beach looking presentable. For residential buildings, the City picks up bulk waste on a monthly basis. Residents simply need to place their bulk waste in their swale by 7am on the Monday for their scheduled week. Do you live in a condo or need to get rid of the junk sooner than your scheduled week?

#KEEPHBCLEAN

The City works with the County to ensure you can bring your bulk waste to the South Broward Drop-Off Center for bulk and yard waste.

BULK WASTE PICK-UP SCHEDULE

*Bulk Trash Pick-Up service is provided only to single family homes and multifamily units up to 4 units.*

SW

SE

NE

NW

1/6 2/3 3/2 4/6 5/4 6/1

1/13 2/10 3/9 4/23 5/11 6/8

1/20 2/17 3/16 4/20 5/18 6/15

1/27 2/24 3/23 4/27 5/25 6/20

The South Broward Drop-Off Center is located at 5601 West Hallandale Beach Blvd in West Park and is open Saturdays from 8am to 4pm. THE SCHEDULE FOR RESIDENTIAL BULK WASTE IS AS FOLLOWS: SOUTHWEST QUADRANT- 1ST MONDAY OF THE MONTH SOUTHEAST QUADRANT – 2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH NORTHWEST- 3RD MONDAY OF THE MONTH

NW

NE

NORTHEAST- 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH No Call Necessary: Residents are able to place their bulk trash and yard waste to be picked up according to schedule.

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Place Trash at the Right Time: Residents must have debris placed in the swale by 7 am on Monday for their scheduled week and not earlier than 24 hours prior to that time. Once the truck picks up along a block, it will not do that block for another month. Can’t Wait Until Your Date? You always have the option of dropping off bulk and yard waste at the Broward County Drop-Off Center located at 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. in West Park. For More Information We’d Be Glad To Help: Call us at (954) 457-1616.

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THE “DO NOT FLUSH” LIST Do you line your toilet with a trash bag? No, because it’s not a trash can. The City has been undergoing a process called “Inflow & Infiltration” which uses cameras, smoke, and resin to inspect the sewer system and make repairs. Throughout this process, we’ve found that a huge number of adult/ baby diapers, so-called “flushable” wipes, and other things are being flushed down toilets at an alarming rate which can cause serious damages. Toilets have one purpose- to send human excrement (urine and feces) to a place to be safely processed and disposed of. IN ORDER TO AVOID SEWAGE SPILLS, UNNECESSARY AND COSTLY REPAIRS TO OUR INFRASTRUCTURE, AND TIMES IN WHICH YOU CAN’T FLUSH YOUR TOILET DO NOT FLUSH THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: Diapers (adult or baby) “Flushable” wipes including baby wipes, personal wipes, and even facial wipes Feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads Additionally, to reduce our impact on the environment, also do not flush over-the-counter or prescription medications down the toilet.

THINK BEFORE YOU FLUSH

When these items are flushed down the toilet they can cause problems in our sewer system and the environment.

Adult and/or Baby Diapers Over-the-counter or prescription drugs Baby Wipes. They say “flushable” but our sewer system disagrees. Sanitary or Incontenence Pads Tampons or Tampon Appplicators THESE ITEMS SHOULD NEVER BE FLUSHED DOWN THE TOILET

STORM DRAINS AND OUR EARTH NEVER DUMP ANYTHING IN STORM DRAINS

Our stormdrains empty into the Intracoastal Waterway without any treatment. Whatever you put in a stormdrain goes directly into the environment.

Adult and/or Baby Diapers Animal Waste and/or Bags with Animal Waste Yard Waste of any kind Plastic Bags and/or Litter Garbage or Recycling Chemicals, Cleaning Products, Oil/Gasoline WHATEVER PEOPLE DUMP IN THE STORMDRAINS, WE ALL END UP SWIMMING IN IT.

Did you know that our storm drains empty into either the Intracoastal Waterway or into our groundwater resources without any treatment? This means that every bit of litter which enters a storm drain and every bit of doggie doo left in the grass goes straight into places where we swim or get drinking water. Gross. Because the City wants to protect us and the environment from that, the City passed an Ordinance many years ago which prohibits anything other than stormwater from going down a storm drain. PLEASE NEVER PUT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS DOWN A STORM DRAIN: Diapers (adult or baby) Animal waste and/or doggie doo bags Yard waste and grass clippings Garbage and/or recycling Chemicals, cleaning products, oil/gasoline, etc Litter If you see anyone dumping items or substances down storm drains, please report it on the MyHB app or to Police immediately.

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JOIN THE CITIZENS’ GOVERNMENT ACADEMY Do you want to know how we keep our City functioning daily? If yes, then the Citizens’ Government Academy will be great for you to get a behind-the-scenes look at Hallandale Beach government, meet staff and tour City facilities. Citizens’ Government Academy is a free, multi-week program to familiarize residents and business owners with the City of Hallandale Beach government. The Program will offer participants with informational seminars that will offer a hands-on activity, speakers, participant discussion, and networking opportunities for participants. You will be able to: ▶ Meet the City Manager’s and City Attorney’s office staff ▶ Understand how taxpayers’ dollars are spent and the budget cycle ▶ Tour the Police Station and see Public Safety Equipment up close ▶ Learn about development taking place around your community

REQUIREMENTS Be at least 18 years of age Be a Hallandale Beach resident or business owner Be interested in enhancing neighborhood advocacy and Complete and submit the program application Attend 5 of 6 sessions to graduate

▶ See how Hallandale Beach Code Compliance is keeping #HBClean ▶ Get a first-hand look at CRA revitalization and development ▶ See how you may engage via engagement tools and MyHB app

PROPOSED SCHEDULE January 28, 2020 City Commission, City Manager’s Office, City Attorney & City Clerk February 11, 2020 Finance, Budget, and Procurement February 25, 2020 Police & Fire Rescue Services March 24, 2020 Development Services (Building, Code, P & Z) March 31, 2020 CRA and Human Services April 14, 2020 Parks and Recreation & IT April 28, 2020 Public Works and Tour of Water Treatment Plant

TO SIGN UP, CONTACT: CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE (954) 457-1300 OR VISIT WWW.COHB.ORG/GOVERNMENTACADEMY

BSO Merger Update The merge of our in-house Fire Rescue Team with the Broward Sheriff Office (BSO) has been often discussed in the past years. On October 21, the majority of the City Commission voted to officially merge our Fire Rescue Services with BSO.

Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue Station No. 7

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The partnership will provide Hallandale Beach’s Fire Rescue function with opportunities for training and additional expertise. Fourteen additional firefighters will be hired to work within our City as a result of the SAFER Grant. The SAFER Grant pays for the labor costs of 14 new Fire Fighters for three years. With the added team work we expect our level of service to improve.


BUILDING NEWS MARGO PROJECT

On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, the City Commission approved a Minor Development Application requesting by Samuel Swerdlow to construct a mixed-use 3-story building consisting of 1,750 square feet of retail space and 6 residential multi-family units. After healthy discussion, many ideas were exchanged, some of which staff is seriously considering for imminent implementation. Code reconsiderations and assessments of existing City policies are forthcoming. The project site is a vacant lot located at 401 Pembroke Road. For more information visit: www.cohb.org/CurrentPlanningProjects

VACATION RENTALS

On October 10, 2019, the Development Services Department hosted a Vacation Rentals Town Hall Meeting for a discussion geared towards solutions to problems caused by Vacation Rentals and ensuring the preservation of our communities and neighborhoods.

Learn more about HB current developments by visiting the cohb.org/Development

FADD UPDATE

On December 4, 2019 the City Commission approved proposed changes to the existing land development regulations for the Fashion/Art/Design (FADD) Subdistrict including allowable uses, density, building height, and parking requirements.

The intent is for FADD to be a unique, lively arts and commerce area accommodating a wide range of uses including residential, retail, art, culture, design, and some accessory light industrial uses.

Compliance information is available at: www.cohb.org/VacationRental

DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS TAKING PLACE IN HALLANDALE BEACH Learn more by visiting: cohb.org/DevelopmentProjects

Learn more about FADD by visiting: cohb.org/FADDproject

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SW DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT UPDATE

The SW Drainage Improvements project is a big job that is almost done! The project is approximately 85% completed and is slated to be finished by the end of May in 2020. So far, we’ve piped force mains, installed injection and monitoring wells, relocated water main, reconstructed sewer, installed storm water drainage and generators. The remaining work to be done includes: constructing the pump station and control structure, putting sidewalks back, driveway replacement, re-paving the road, and grading/planting swale areas.

LATEST CONSTRUCTION UPDATES HIGH SERVICE PUMP First, you may be asking “what is a High Service Pump?” It’s the pipe and pump which sends water underground from our water treatment plant to the water mains throughout the City. We’re in the process of upgrading our High Service Pump to improve the reliability and quality of our water supply. Currently, the existing High Service Pump is in the demolition phase and we’re preparing the High Service Pump Room (pictured) for the new equipment. Don’t worry, you shouldn’t lose access to your water as we complete this project as we’re using a bypass system.

PROJECT PROGRESS

DRAINAGE PROJECT ON NW 8TH AVENUE BY OB JOHNSON PARK The drainage improvement project focused on the flooding beside OB Johnson Park (NW 8th Ave) was started in August 2019 and was completed in October 2019. The project installed four drainage structures and 100 feet of new drains along NW 8th Avenue between Pembroke Road and NW 9th Street. This project also included the re-paving of the street, sidewalk replacement, and new Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps and speed hump reconstruction. This project was funded by the Community Development Block Grant program which covered the entire $126,004 cost to complete the project.

HIGH SERVICE PUMP

GOLDEN ISLES PARK & TENNIS CENTER We’re happy to announce the demolition of the old Golden Isles Park is 100% complete. Our staff is overseeing underground utility work at the site which started in December. The estimated completion date of the Park is Fall 2020. When complete, the new park will have tennis courts, a pro-shop, picnic areas, bocce ball court, basketball, a dog park, and a playground. This project is funded by the $58.5 million General Obligation Bond passed by voters to redesign and rebuild our aging parks.

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GOLDEN ISLES PARK


MLK HUMANITARIAN AWARD RECIPIENT

Deacon Brown

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City of Hallandale Beach takes great pride in acknowledging individuals that strive to improve the quality of our community. A platform to showcase the positive of these residents who bring forth unison and accord is with the presentation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Humanitarian Award. Every year, the Human Services Department receives many applications for this renowned recognition. Nominees are reviewed by the Human Services Advisory Board, who awards one person to be prescribed for City Commission endorsement. In the wake of assessing this year’s applications, the Human Services Advisory Board, recognized Deacon Donnell Brown as the 2020 beneficiary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award. Deacon Brown has been a stable pillar in our community for more than 50 years. He wears the hats of many important roles in our community which is why he has been chosen to be this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award recipient. The City appreciates his service towards the Hallandale Beach Community.

DEACON BROWN, COMMISSION, AND FAMILY AT THE AWARD CEREMONY The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award recognizes a person or organization approved by the City Commission after nominated applications are reviewed and recommended by a committee appointed by the Human Services Department.

View interview by visiting: cohb.org/hallandalehappenings

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GET INVOLVED!

The City of Hallandale Beach has a number of opportunities for residents and business owners to get involved. Consider joining an Advisory Board, packing food pantry supplies, or coming to litter clean-up events.”

Charter Review Board Per the City’s Charter, the Charter Review Committee is convened every eight (8) years – 2019/2020 marks the next Charter Review Cycle. The committee review existing charters and make recommendation to City Commission in hope to in improve health, welfare and safety of our residents. The committee meets Every other Tuesday beginning January 7, 2020 through April 28, 2020 in the Commission Chambers from 10:00 am to Noon. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the board via email at Cityclerkdl@cohb.org YOU ALSO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY JOINING AN ADVISORY BOARD!

We currently have 7 Boards/Committees which have vacancies for new members.

Follow us: cohb.org/BoardsAndCommittees

Members (left to right in photo): Michael Wead, Etty Sims, Eve Paul, Irina Cotler, Leo Grachow, Howard Garson, and Anthony Adelson

CONSIDER JOINING THE: Accessibility Advisory Board (3 vacancies) Beautification Board (2 vacancies) Civil Service Board (2 vacancies) Education Advisory Board (2 vacancies) Historic Preservation Board (3 vacancies) Sustainability & Flood Mitigation Board (6 vacancies, 2 for teens under 18)

For Your Pets Download an educational brochure by visiting: cohb.org/HBwoof 100 FREE LEASHES AVAILABLE AT THE CULTURAL CENTER

First Come, First Serve. Limit one per household. Valid proof of Residency is required.

MICROCHIPPING: at no cost for Hallandale Beach residents.

For specific times and days. Please call to set up an appointment at: Neighborhood Veterinarian Center 954-505-3757 www.neighborhoodvetcenter.com

For more Information call the Cultural Community Center at 954-457-1452 or email Szenon@cohb.org Address: 410 SE 3rd Street / Hours of operation: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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VOLUNTEER HEROES

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to service. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CHEN MEDICAL BEACH CLEAN-UP

BIOSWALE

STREET CLEAN-UP

PAINT THE TOWN

CHEN MEDICAL SERVICE LEARNING

VOLUNTEER WITH US! Hepburn Center Food Pantry, 1st Tuesday of each month, time varies, Hepburn Center For information call (954) 457-1460

Monthly Litter Clean-Ups, various dates and locations For more information call (954) 457-1617

City Special Events, various dates and locations For more information call (954) 457-1452

STAY ENGAGED IN YOUR CITY BUDGET BE PART OF THE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. We will have public meetings, Town Halls, telephone calls, and Budget meetings to ensure you can have your voice heard. We’re working to improve our budget process and transparency and can’t do so without you! We invite all to be part of the City’s Budget Development Process. Key budget meetings and dates are described below. Be part of your government, engage, let your feedback be heard. January 15, 2020

COHB Budget Presentation for FY 2021 Budget

February 25, 2020

Telephone Town Hall Meeting 7PM

February 27, 2020

Town Hall Meeting @ Cultural Community Center 6 PM

April 15, 2020

Strategic Plan Update to City Commission for approval

June 22, 2020

City Commission to Set Tentative Mileage Rates

Get more information at: cohb.org/MyBudget

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GREEN INITIATIVES SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN UPDATE We’ve been implementing the City’s Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) for just over a year and we’ve made some great progress! 32% of SAP projects have already been completed and 54% are in progress! Through the SAP projects, we’ve already reduced City operation’s water use by 8.9% and electricity use by 4.06%, which means we’re on track to meet our 2022 goals! City-wide electricity use has gone down almost 3.5% too! Some of the SAP projects we’re working on now include converting all City streetlights to LED in order to save electricity and cost, expanding the City’s use of re-use/reclaimed water for irrigation, and writing a strategy to encourage more green infrastructure throughout the City.

FINDING OUT WHAT’S AT RISK TO SEA-LEVEL RISE

BIOSWALE PLANTING

In December the New York Times ran an article about how Southeast Florida is projected to experience sea-level rise a little sooner and a little higher than previously thought. We’re keeping up with the science as it is updated and are using these new timelines to examine exactly how sealevel rise will impact our City. With the help of consultants, we’re undertaking something called a “Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan” (VAAP). This VAAP will include an in-depth analysis of what areas of the City will be flooded with sea-level rise, how much of an economic impact that will have for the City, and how our drinking water supply and coastline will change. Based on the results, and feedback from YOU, the City will determine actions to take to reduce the impacts of climate change within our boundaries.

ILLUSTRATION: CATALINA VILLEGAS

WE EXPECT TO RELEASE THE FINAL VAAP IN THE EARLY SUMMER OF 2020, SO STAY TUNED.

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HALLANDALE GREEN INITIA

Green Fest Turns into Ocean Day 2020 On March 28, 2020 the City of Hallandale Beach, in partnership with the City of Hollywood, Sierra Club of Broward County, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, and Friends of our Florida Reefs will be holding a full-day immersive educational experience focusing on our Ocean and estuarine ecosystems in South Florida. This event will be free and geared towards age groups ranging from teenagers to lifelong learners. Come out to engage with exhibitors, speakers, live art, and screenings of documentaries and live feeds from ocean exploration expeditions. The event will be located at the Cultural Community Center but will also have activities in Commission Chambers and at the new Hallandale Beach YMCA!

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UPDATES

Greenhouse GAS EMISSION

INVENTORY COMMENCES!

There are two important approaches to take to reduce climate change impacts- adaption and mitigation. Adaptation is local, taking actions to moderate the impacts of climate change, like raising roads and installing pumps to displace saltwater. Mitigation is global, reducing greenhouse gasses that impact the world as a whole. The City is planning how to adapt with our Vulnerability Assessment, but we’re also committed to reducing the global impacts by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. In December we kicked-off our first Greenhouse Gas Inventory which will measure exactly how much carbon (and other greenhouse gasses) City operations and the City as a community produce which contribute to global climate change. We expect to release the results of this inventory in the early summer of 2020. From this inventory, we will define projects to help us meet our goal to be carbon neutral by 2055.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Did you know the State of Florida is #4 in the U.S. in terms of electric vehicle sales and as of 2018, Broward County alone had 5,606 registered electric vehicles (EV)? In order to ensure the City has the infrastructure available to support this shift to more EVs, we’re installing an EV charging station at City Hall. The charging station will be open to the public and will charge a market-based fee for the electricity costs, producing no burden on our tax-payers for the charging. Not everyone can charge their EV at home, so access to these public charging stations is sometimes the only thing standing between an EV owner and getting stranded due to an empty battery. EV charging stations are the equivalent of gas pumps, only less are available in our community. To ensure that the charging station is used effectively we have some tips for etiquette for this new feature in our community: • Gas, diesel, hybrids which do not plugin, and all other vehicles besides EVs which are actively charging should not park at EV charging stations • When EV owners have reached a full battery, they should move their vehicle immediately as to make the charging station available to any other EV owners in need of charge • EV owners should neatly wrap charging chords up when done as to avoid tripping hazards • If you notice that the charging station is not working properly, please report it to the City’s Green Initiatives Coordinator so that she may get the station repaired ASAP

E BEACH ATIVES

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

sign up at:

cohb.org/GREEN

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According to Assistant City Manager and HBCRA Executive Director Dr. Jeremy Earle, “art and food have a unique ability to bridge cultural divides and bring communities together in a way that few other activities can. Food is a tremendous vehicle for sharing one’s culture with people from different backgrounds. While art, whether it is through murals, museums, art galleries or music, has the ability to tell stories that inspire reflections that can transcend personal or cultural differences.” In order to meet its goals of growing and promoting the business community here in the City, especially those in the hospitality business, such as restaurants, hotels, and entertainment, the HBCRA is currently implementing what it calls its “Twelve (12) Months of Art” initiative (TMOA). Instead of for example, Art Basel in Miami which occurs once a year, the TMOA initiative is designed to promote art, and arts related events, every month of the year. Over the next year, residents and visitors to our community will be able to enjoy a host of arts related programming such as new murals on buildings throughout the city, painting of fire hydrants, culinary arts programming such as food festivals, chalk art events, film events at Bluesten Park, and much more. Currently, residents can view the neighborhood fire hydrants transformed into works of art at both Bluesten Park, and along Foster road. The goal of the Paint the Hydrant Program will be to vibrantly paint approximately 100 hydrants over the next 6 months. The Art and Movie Nights Under the Stars events currently feature popular family-oriented movies that start at approximately 7pm. Light snacks (popcorn, cotton candy etc.) will be served, while residents and visitors enjoy the movies in the comfort of either specially inflated sofas, blankets on the field, or their own chairs. The art and movie nights at Bluesten Park, which are free, typically occur the second Friday of every month except for February, which has a series of special paid events.

During the month of February, the HBCRA has partnered with the South Beach Food and Wine Festival (SOBEWFF) to host three signature events in Hallandale Beach. The three signature events are as follows: FOODIE MOVIE NIGHT HOSTED BY WORLD RENOWN BAKER JACQUES TORRES on Friday February 21st, 2020 at 7pm at

Peter Bluesten Park. For a fee of $25, attendees will be able to enjoy baked goods by Mr. Torres, wine, drinks, and food from approximately six (6) food trucks. There will be a Special Screening of the film “The HundredFoot Journey.” Tickets to this event can be purchased at the SOBEWFF at https://sobewff.org/movie1/ A WINE, FOOD, ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL CALLED FOOD AND GROOVE, will be hosted by the HBCRA

on Saturday February 22nd, 2020 at Gulfstream park from 1-4pm. This event which will take place beneath the iconic Pegasus statue, was specially created to highlight and promote to the world, the food from at least thirty (30) of Hallandale Beach’s finest restaurants and caterers in one location. For a fee of $25, attendees will be able to enjoy wine, music and art, while being introduced to the amazing food that can be found here in Hallandale Beach. Tickets to this event can be purchased on the SOBEWFF website in the very near future. Please continue to check the website for details. on February 22nd, 2020 at 7pm at Bluesten Park. For a fee of $25, attendees will be able to meet Ms. Bertinelli, and enjoy wine, drinks, and food from approximately six (6) food trucks.

FOODIE MOVIE NIGHT HOSTED BY VALERIE BERTINELLI

There will be a Special Screening of the film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” Tickets to this event can be purchased at the SOBEWFF at https://sobewff.org/movie2/

For more information about the HBCRA events, please visit our website at www.cohbcra.org or call us at 954-457-2228. We are looking forward to seeing you at our monthly events! Information can also be found on the City’s website at

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 7 - 10 PM

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 7 - 10 PM


The Hallandale Beach Police Department

NEW OFFICERS

Officer DeLeon Torres

NEW POLICE CLERK

Officer Bryan Lopez Officer Juliette Fresnillo Officer Sunelly Toledo

NEW SERVICE AIDES Our new Community Service Aides (not pictured): CSA Majeilla Joseph CSA Valensky Etienne CSA Vanessa Lubin

WELCOME

Alexis Preston

CSA Marlo Joseph

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AWARD WINNERS

POLICE CHIEF AWARD

On December 7, 2019, many gathered to celebrate Police Chief Sonia Quiñones for being the 2019 recipient of the Woman Law Enforcement Executive of the Year (WoLLEY) Award. The Women Law Enforcement Executive of the Year Award honors a female leader within law enforcement who has risen to the challenge to serve and protect her community, all while leading the way to inspire and mentor women within the profession. Chief Sonia Quiñones, represents leadership, courage, grace, and determination, a true example of the WoLLEY award.

Learn about the Hallandale Beach Police Department by following: /HallandaleBeachPD @HallandaleBeachPD

Police Chief Sonia Quiñones

FIRST RESPONDER AWARD On December 17, 2019, Officer Martin Jackson III and Officer Elroy Cardenas received the First Responder Award at the Chamber of Commerce’s First Responder Breakfast. Their dedication to our community has resonated throughout the years and their continued service does not go unnoticed.

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