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Posted on: April 11, 2014

Florida, Power and Light (FPL) will be performing upgrades in Parkland

Florida, Power and Light (FPL) will be performing upgrades to their existing facilities in areas bounded by Loxahatchee Road from Parkside Drive to State Road 7. The hardening project entails replacing existing wooden poles with concrete poles as well as ...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2014

City of Parkland Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station For Public Use

The City of Parkland has installed an electric vehicle (“EV”) charging station for public use at the Parkland Library. The Chargepoint CT4000 EV charging station, located in the south east corner of the Library parking lot, is a multi-car charging statio...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Upcoming Advanced Cable Communications Changes To Charges & Channel Lineup Effective May 1

Please note the following changes to charges and channel lineup that will take effect May 1, 2014. DTA adapter for analog TV's currently first two provided at no charge will be $.99 each for the first two.
Late payment fee applied to accounts with balances owed over 60 days currently $8.00 will increase to $9.50.

Wireless Router monthly rental charge of $2.99 will be increased to $4.99. We will continue to support and maintain routers rented from Advanced Cable and assist customers with connecting wireless devices to their router.

The following channels currently offered with Digital Plus will be available with Limited Basic Cable. Cozi TV channell33, ME TV channell41, TV Azteca channel148, Exitos TV channel149, Qubo channel ISO, ION Life channel lSI, Antenna TV channel154, This TV channell55, Live Well Network channel163, Bounce channel166. Channel numbers will remain the same. Advanced digital converter box, DTA or QAM tuner digital TV is required to receive these channels with Limited Basic. QAM tuner TVs will require an auto scan on or after May 1st in order to view these channels.

We remain dedicated to our mission to "Make Our Customers Happy" by providing the widest array of entertainment and infonnation services at the lowest possible cost, quality local customer care and ongoing community support. As always, please call 954-752-7244 if you have any questionsRead on...

Posted on: April 2, 2014

FPL proposes voluntary, community-based solar partnership pilot program

Voluntary pricing program designed to allow more customers to support solar energy
Pending PSC approval, FPL to install solar arrays in communities throughout its service territory beginning in 2015

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – Florida Power & Light Company today announced that, in an effort to offer more customers the choice to support solar power, it is proposing a voluntary, community-based, solar partnership pilot for consideration by the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC).

If approved, FPL will install new solar-powered generating facilities in Florida communities, funded by voluntary contributions from FPL customers who choose to participate in the pilot program. Key to its design, and unlike current solar rebate programs, the pilot will not increase electric bills for customers who choose not to participate.

“As the leader in providing the most solar power in the Sunshine State, FPL has long been committed to planning for Florida’s clean-energy future, and we, along with our customers, believe solar should play an increasing role in Florida’s energy mix,” said Eric Silagy, president of FPL. “For customers who care deeply about advancing clean energy – including those who may not have the ability or desire to install their own solar systems – we are proposing to create a voluntary, community-based partnership that is designed to help grow solar in Florida without costing a penny for those who choose not to participate.”

Through this voluntary pilot program, FPL customers will have the opportunity to elect to contribute to advancing solar power in Florida for $9 a month. During the next three years, FPL projects that the program could support the construction of as many as 25 commercial-scale, distributed solar arrays – each roughly 10 to 15 times larger than a typical residential rooftop installation – for an estimated total of up to 2,400 kilowatts (2.4 megawatts), depending on customer participation.

“We know that some of our customers have an affinity for solar power, but we also know that for a variety of reasons, many are not able to install it themselves. This pilot program will allow us, along with the PSC, to truly gauge customer interest in supporting solar power,” said Silagy. “Ultimately, any program we offer must be designed to benefit all of our customers, and this voluntary, community-based solar program is designed with that goal in mind.”

The pilot program is expected to begin accepting voluntary customer contributions in 2015. FPL plans to provide the initial necessary funding so that the installation of at least the first two to five solar arrays can begin in early 2015, in anticipation of receiving sufficient funding from customers. The arrays will be constructed by local, Florida-based solar installers selected through a competitive bid process.

As an incentive to encourage customer participation during the three-year pilot, the charitable foundation of FPL’s parent company, NextEra Energy, will contribute a total of $200,000 a year on behalf of the program to Florida-based non-profit organizations and local chapters of national non-profits dedicated to environmental protection and community development. Customers who sign up for the pilot will have the opportunity to select their preferred organization from a list of several well-recognized, reputable non-profits, including the Everglades Foundation, Save the Manatee Club and the Florida chapters of the National Audubon Society and The Nature Conservancy.

“The Everglades Foundation believes that solar energy is an important component of an overall strategy to reduce Florida’s and the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels. FPL’s voluntary solar partnership plan is an example of the leadership and innovation needed for a better and greener Florida,” said Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation.

Among the first communities selected to host the new solar arrays are Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota and West Palm Beach, Fla. FPL is also working with additional communities across the company’s 35-county territory to determine sites for potential installations based on a variety of factors, including space availability and local customer interest in the program.

“West Palm Beach is committed to working closely with leaders such as FPL who share our vision for a brighter energy future and one that includes more solar energy. The voluntary solar program is a novel way to overcome the barriers that prevent some of our residents and businesses from contributing to clean, renewable solar power,” said Mayor Jeri Muoio.

“The City of Fort Lauderdale is excited about the possibility of partnering with FPL to bring renewable energy generation to our neighbors. This type of program will help the City continue to work toward its vision of being a sustainable community now and into the future,” said City Manager Lee Feldman.

FPL customers can visit www.FPL.com/solar to learn more about the proposed new pilot program and FPL’s other solar initiatives, including the company’s three large-scale solar energy centers, which have a combined generating capacity of 110 megawatts.

FPL’s website also includes information about existing solar pilot programs that were mandated by the PSC during its 2009-2010 demand-side management (DSM) proceedings. From 2011 through 2013, these programs cost FPL customers nearly $30 million, including $16.5 million to provide rebate subsidies for about 900 customers’ individual small-scale solar-panel installations – the least economical form of solar photovoltaic (PV) power. FPL’s analysis determined that these existing pilots are not cost-effective as they cost all customers more to fund than the benefits they generate.

With cost-effectiveness in mind, FPL today also filed updated data with the PSC regarding 10-year projections for energy efficiency. The filing includes the company’s proposed goals for energy efficiency that would be achieved through cost-effective DSM programs during the 2015-2024 timeframe.

“All customers bear the cost of PSC-mandated energy-efficiency programs, whether they use them or not, so it’s important we take a close look at them through the regulatory process. By streamlining our efforts to ensure we focus squarely on proven, cost-effective programs, our customers will benefit from both lower electric rates and increased energy savings,” said Silagy.

FPL customers are expected to benefit from approximately 13 percent more energy efficiency over the next decade, versus comparable 2009 projections, as a result of the company’s proposed DSM goals, stricter state building codes and federal equipment manufacturing standards. At the same time, FPL’s updated goals would reduce the costs that customers pay for DSM through their monthly electricity bills.

During 2010 through 2014, FPL customers will pay a total of more than $1 billion in order to meet mandated DSM goals. Beginning in 2015, FPL’s updated proposal would reduce DSM costs by an estimated $80 million a year. If approved by the PSC, FPL customers would begin to see these savings reflected in lower conservation charges on their electric bills as early as January 2015.

“Fundamentally, it makes no sense for our customers to over-pay for energy efficiency, particularly given the significant strides we’ve made in this area and the fact that many of our customers are already taking action to be more energy-efficient without the need for utility-administered incentives,” said Silagy.

FPL’s updated DSM goals are consistent with the nation’s changing energy landscape, which is becoming increasingly more energy efficient. Coupled with the benefits of FPL’s operational enhancements, fuel-efficient power plants and other improvements, the result is a declining need for customer rates to fund utility-administered DSM programs.

“We firmly believe that when looked at holistically, the two proposals – FPL’s new voluntary, community-based solar partnership and updated demand-side management goals – are a powerful combination that could very well produce a significant amount of solar power without a mandated subsidy, lower what is already the lowest typical residential bill in the state and help continue to move Florida’s economy forward – all of which is great news for Floridians,” Silagy said.

For the fifth year in a row, FPL’s typical 1000-kWh residential customer bill will continue to be the lowest in Florida and approximately 25 percent lower than the national average. To help customers discover ways to make their bills even lower through efficiency, FPL has provided more than 3.3 million individualized home energy surveys and 190,000 business energy evaluations to date. The company is recommending that the PSC approve the continued offering of these educational programs for the period 2015-2024.

“Rather than pursuing one-size-fits-all mandates, we believe in empowering our customers by providing cutting-edge tools that give families and businesses more information and more control over their energy usage than ever before, and in so doing, taking actions that best suit their lives,” Silagy said.

For more information about these and other customer programs, visit www.FPL.com/toolkit.

Florida Power & Light CompanyFlorida Power & Light Company is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in Florida and serves the third-largest number of customers of any electric utility in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.7 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 8,900 employees as of year-end 2013. FPL's typical 1,000-kWh residential bill is the lowest among reporting electric utilities in Florida as of year-end 2013, and based on data available in July 2013, is about 28 percent below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL delivered better than 99.98 percent service reliability as of year-end 2013. FPL has earned the national ServiceOne Award for outstanding customer service for an unprecedented 10 consecutive years. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.FPL.comRead on...

Posted on: March 24, 2014

Update On Resurfacing University Drive at the Sawgrass Intersection

The Turnpike Authority will be resurfacing (repaving) University Drive at the Sawgrass intersection from March 25 through March 28. The work will be performed from 9:00pm to 6:00am daily and will include lane closures. Motorist should expect delays.

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 14, 2014

City Launches Free Business Ambassador Program

The City of Parkland is eager to welcome new and exciting businesses into our commercial centers within the City’s corporate limits. We are committed to assisting businesses achieve their goals and look forward to working with them as they strive for suc...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: February 3, 2014

City of Parkland Announces Adopt-A-Park Program

The City of Parkland is proud to announce the creation of the Adopt-A-Park program. The program will allow for maintenance and beautification of City parks through litter and debris removal by various non-profit organizations. Interested non-profit orga...Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

2014 Special Drop-Off Events for Free Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Announce

- If you’re a resident of a city participating in Broward County’s Household Hazardous Waste disposal program, and you have an old TV, computer, keyboard or monitor to dispose of, or batteries, chemicals, paint or aerosol products to properly throw away, ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 27, 2013

Broward Housing Council's Social Media Campaign Offers Free Affordable Housing Information

The Broward Housing Council’s website, browardhousingcouncil.org, and newsletters have successfully reached a large audience. The Council is pleased to announce they have launched a social media campaign aimed at offering the public two additional free wa...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.

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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.

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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...

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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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