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Posted on: July 22, 2014

Pine Tree Roads Meeting July 22, 2014

Pine Tree Roads Meeting July 22, 2014 at City Hall, 6600 N. University Drive, Parkland, FL 33067. Minutes for meeting to follow in another additional post in a few days.

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Parkland Library Community Forum 7-15-2014

The City of Parkland held a community forum meeting on July 15, 2014 about the needs assessment of the first phase of the Library Master Plan.

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Posted on: July 14, 2014

Invasive Exotic Removal At Two Locations Will Begin July 21st

Beginning on July 21, 2014, the Public Works Department and environmental contractors will be removing invasive exotic tree and plant species from two locations within the City.

The Ternbridge Trail on Parkside Drive will include three acres of invasive exotic plant species removal and clearing while the remaining three acres will be sprayed and treated on site. This is the City's first step towards creating a boardwalk connecting the existing trail system in this area.

Six Acre Wood Park on Hillsborough Blvd. will include invasive exotic plant species removal and treatment.

Both parks are being treated for invasive exotic plant species removal through a Broward County Partners in Land Preservation Grant that was awarded to the City of Parkland earlier in the year.

For more information please contact the Public Works Department at 954-757-4119Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Small Businesses -- Broward County Wants You to Get Certified

Small Businesses -- Broward County Wants You to Get Certified

Do you own a business with a presence within Broward County? Does your business offer goods or services that Broward County may need? Is your business a registered vendor with Broward County...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

Chlorine Taste in Water Due to Disinfecting Process

Chlorine Taste in Water Due to Disinfecting Process

To maintain high water quality in the water distribution system, Broward County has begun its semi-annual disinfection process, called free chlorination, on July 2, 2014 and will end in approximately...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2014

Broward County Contractor Restitution Fund

A homeowner who files a civil (legal) action against a Broward County licensed contractor and obtains a judgment based on the contractor's failure of performance is eligible to file a claim for compensation through the Broward County Contractor Restitution Trust Fund program. The term “failure of performance” includes:

•A breach of the contract warranty
•A fraudulent, deceptive or dishonest practice•A conversion of funds

The Contractor Restitution Trust Fund is administered by the Broward County Central Examining Boards.

For more information please visit

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Posted on: June 16, 2014

Laptops For Use In the Parkland Library

The Parkland Library has instituted a new project to help increase computer resources for the public by having laptop computers available. The project was underwritten by a grant from the Parkland Friends of the Library. Beginning on June 23rd, Library c...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2014

Parkland Library Migrates to a New Automation System

After a thorough review of automation operations within the Parkland Library, Library staff realized that a more robust integrated library system was needed if the Library was to be able to meet goals of providing superior service at reduced administrative costs. The staff chose Mandarin Library Automation’s Oasis system because it is extremely affordable, offers complete authority control, a fully hosted cloud option, support for foreign languages, advanced searching features, more robust report options, and 24/7 support. Customers will enjoy using an enhanced online catalog that utilizes predictive technology, produces an authority list to browse from if no hits are found, uses 'see' and 'see also' and has a fantastic add-on feature from Syndetics that allows the searcher to see the book cover. Customers can also see catalog websites and launch into them from the online catalog. The ability to renew, reserve and request items has been simplified and enhanced. The Mandarin system will assist the City of Parkland in delivering exceptional customer service for residents. For more information please contact the Parkland Library at 954-757-4200Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2014

Heron Heights and Park Trails Elementary School Registration for 2014-2015

At this time, Heron Heights Elementary is not accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year. The boundaries for Heron Heights Elementary and Park Trails Elementary are now under one combined boundary. If you are moving into the combined boundary a...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2014

City of Parkland Budget Workshops and Public Hearings

Any and all residents who are interested in the City's proposed budget are invited to attend one of the many workshops and public hearings on the City's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Proposed Budget. A preliminary review of the budget with the City Commission will take place at the Commission Workshop on August 13th at 6:00pm. As the City has done in the past, Staff will conduct two similar Budget Workshops seeking resident’s input. Staff will provide information and answer any questions that may arise from the preliminary review of the budget on August 6, 2014 at 6:00pm and August 7, 2014 at 9:00am in the City Hall Chambers. The public hearings on the budget are scheduled for September 12th at 6:00pm and September 22nd at 7:00pm in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 954 753-5040Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2014

City of Parkland Taking Resident Suggestions For Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget

The City of Parkland is now taking resident suggestions for the upcoming 2014-2015 Annual Budget via the City’s website by clicking on the link in the left menu bar.

Posted on: May 16, 2014

Upcoming Change In Passport Processing Hours

Effective Monday, May 26, 2014, the City of Parkland Clerk’s Office will process passports by appointment only on the following days and times:
Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m and 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.For additional information or to sc...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2014

2014-2015 Broward County Public Schools Elementary School Assignment Process Meeting on May 7th

The Broward County Public Schools Demographics & Student Assignments Department will hold an informational meeting to present the 2014-2015 Parkland Combined Elementary Schools Assignment Process for the combined attendance areas of Heron Heights and Park Trails Elementary Schools on Wednesday, May 7th at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Auditorium from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. For more information, please contact Broward County Public Schools Demographics & Student Assignments Department at (754) 321-2480

Information regarding the Broward County Public School 2014-2015 student assignment process, including how the new Broward County School Board boundaries will impact Parkland residents can be found by clicking the following link:

http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/dsa/BoundaryProcess/1415BoundaryProcess/1415ParklandProcessRead on...

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Posted on: March 5, 2014

FPL Holmberg Storm Secure Project(WR 5097485) Beginning In March

FPL is currently working on a project to improve the electrical system in Parkland, specifically, the area bounded by Holmberg Road to Loxahatchee Road and Parkside Drive to State Road 7. The project will include upgrading the existing overhead facilities...Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2014

City of Parkland Named Safest City In Florida

The popular real estate website, Movoto.com, has named the City of Parkland as the Safest City In Florida. Movoto utilized the FBI’s report of crime statistics of cities and towns with populations of 5,000 or more. Each location was then looked at in ter...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2013

Traveling Office of Congressman Deutch and Rep. Waldman

The Traveling Office of U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch and State Representative Jim Waldman are pleased to offer assistance with state and federal issues, such as:
      Medicare      Medicaid
      Social Security      Veteran's Benefits
      Driver Licenses      Insurance
      and more!

Location: Parkland City Hall, the second Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12pm

If you have any questions please feel free to call Congressman Deutch’s Broward Director,
Theresa Brier at (954) 972-6454 or (561) 470-5440.

See their flyer under Additional Info..Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2013

Update - Hillsboro Canal Bank Stabilization Project

The South Florida Water Management District has issued and update on the Hillsboro Canal Bank Stabilization Project. The City of Parkland's construction is October 2015 to December 2016.

Quick Facts: Quick Facts Sheet NOTE** Requires Adobe Reader v8.0 or higher is needed for this link.

Full Web Site: SFWMD Web PageRead on...

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Posted on: February 9, 2012

Applications Being Accepted for 2012/13 Head Start/Early Head Start Programs

The first application period for the Broward County Public Schools Head Start/Early Head Start Program is underway and will run through Friday, February 24, 2012. A second application period is scheduled for March 20 – April 5, 2012. Applications will be accepted at six locations throughout Broward County.

The District's Head Start Program serves three- and four-year-old children and offers a full day of educationally enriched activities focusing on the development of the whole child. Research proven curricula, and ongoing assessments are part of the daily developmentally appropriate activities offered in the classrooms. In addition, Head Start services include dental, health, nutrition, mental health and family support. The Early Head Start Program provides services to pregnant women, infants and toddlers.

Families must meet the income eligibility requirements as determined by the Department of Health & Human Services 2012 Poverty Guidelines. Families of children with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To complete an application, parents or guardians must provide the following documentation at the time of registration:

- Proof of age (child's original birth certificate or passport)
- Child's Medicaid Card (if eligible)- Proof of guardianship (if applicable)
- Parent photo identification - Proof of all household income for the past 12 months (income is defined as the
total money earned or received before deductions for all family members)- Proof of residence/domicile in Broward County

An application may be completed by the parent or legal guardian at any of the application sites. For additional information, contact Claudia Dean, Head Start Coordinator, at 754-321-1961Read on...

Application Locations
Posted on: February 2, 2012


On February 18, 2009 the City Commission amended an ordinance creating incentives for environmentally conscious purchases made by Parkland residents and businesses. The program rewards Parkland residents and businesses for taking extra steps to be enviro...Read on...

Energy Incentive Reward Program Applications
Posted on: February 2, 2012

Hillsboro Canal Bank Stabilization Project

The South Florida Water Management District has begun a multiyear effort to ensure a 7.6-mile section of the Hillsboro canal running from Military Trail to 3 miles west of U.S. 441can effectively move water as designed for another 50 years. The Hillsboro ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2012

Site 1 Impoundment/Fran Reich Preserve Project Community Newsletter

The purpose of this bimonthly community newsletter is to keep citizens informed about Phase 1 of the Site 1 Impoundment/Fran Reich Preserve project, one component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).

January/February 2012 Newsletter
Posted on: October 28, 2011

Absentee Ballot Request Form Allows Residents to Vote by Mail Through 2014

An Absentee Ballot Request Form will be sent to every voter in Broward County within the next few days enabling voters to exercise the option of voting by mail; no reason required. Due to a recent law change, absentee ballot requests may be made for a spe...Read on...

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