District 3 Digest

Commission Break

 
The City Commission has been on break since July 13th and will return to work August 13th. This is time I am using to reorganize and energize! I am looking forward to working on a couple of projects that started moving forward before the break.

One of those projects is our very own Tamarac Little Lending Library. This is a project I started with the help of the Tamarac Firefighters Union, Local 3080. We are still in the planning stages but here is what we are looking at for this program. We will start with two boxes of children’s books placed at Tamarac Sports Complex and Caporella Park.

These boxes will be open for children to take a book, read it and hopefully return it for another child to enjoy. The libraries will be monitored to ensure they stay filled and also to make sure the books are age appropriate. We are working with several organizations on book donations for these Little Libraries.

I will keep you informed on when the libraries will be available.
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Water Safety



School is out and families are off on vacations and taking it easy around the pool. If you know of a child between the ages of 6 months to 4 years old that doesn’t know how to swim, I want to let you know about a $40 coupon available through the Children’s Services Council of Broward County. (click here)


Here is the list of vendors in our area that are participating with this program. Help keep the children you know from becoming a statistic. 


Back to School

Back to School

 

The 2017-2018 school year starts August 21st. That means parents everywhere are running around to make sure their kids have the right school supplies and clothes that fit after a summer growth spurt. It also means looking forward to adding time to your morning commute. Another thing you may want to look forward to is volunteering at a local school. There are many ways to get involved from becoming a business partner with a school to tutoring or mentoring.

I recently found out about a tutoring program that allows you to become a virtual tutor. New tutors can go through a self-paced eLearning system that will be ready by September instead of attending a LIVE webinar. The goal is to have everyone officially registered by Friday, September 22nd to start tutoring by mid-October. (Click here to register)

If you haven’t heard yet, this is the inaugural year of the Millennium 6-12 Collegiate Academy!  No longer just a middle school, Millennium is expanding to include a full-time dual enrollment high school that’s opening on a rolling basis, starting with a 9th grade class this year. The school enables students to graduate with a high school degree and an associate degree at no cost.  This is a fantastic benefit to both the students and their families and the Commission has been fully supportive of this program.

If you’re interested in finding out about volunteer opportunities at a school that serves Tamarac students please click on the school links below for contact information.

Elementary Schools
Challenger Elementary
Tamarac Elementary

Middle Schools
Millennium 6 -12 Collegiate Academy

High Schools
Boyd Anderson
J.P. Taravella
Millennium 6 -12 Collegiate Academy
Piper High

I encourage everyone to get involved in our schools to help mold and guide our future.


City Happenings

 
Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program: Funding Availability and Open Enrollment
Tamarac is receiving an estimated $194,000 from Florida’s Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Grant funds can be used for retrofit improvements that provide hurricane mitigation. Open enrollment will be August 21st – September 1st.
 
Minor Home Rehabilitation Repair Program Workshop
This workshop on Wednesday, August 16th will take residents through the application process and the requirements needed to meet income eligibility.

City Commission Workshop – August 21st  at 9:30 am

City Commission Meeting – August 23rd at 9 am


 

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