Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Tags:   Parkland FL City Newsletter

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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; David Rosenof, Vice Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; Stacy Kagan, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young 
 

2013 National Night Out on August 6th.
August 6, 2013
6pm-9pm
Parkland Commons (8095 University Dr)


Join Sheriff Scott Israel and the men and women of the Broward Sheriff's Office for America's Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Parkland Commons (8095 University Drive). Come meet your Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies and Coral Springs Fire Rescue personnel. They will be displaying equipment and answering questions. Refreshments and food will be served!



Parkland Library Events

End of Summer Best Book Brunch
Saturday, August 3rd 10:30am

This will be the climax of our “Groundbreaking Reads” Adult Summer Reading Club. Come share your one favorite book of the summer and bring your completed reading log for the grand prize drawing. Light brunch will be served.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 
The Selfish Giant Marionette Show by Bits N Pieces Puppet Theater (ages 3 and up)
Monday, August 5th 4:00pm

This marionette performance will bring the classic tale of “The Selfish Giant” to life.  The selfish giant must learn to share and value friendship if he is to be happy. After the show children can make a set of souvenir puppets so the storytelling can continue at home. A Parkland Library card is required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

End of Summer Dig
Monday, August 12th 1:00pm

Celebrate the end of summer at the Parkland Library with activities, games and a craft. Then cool down with an ice cream treat!  All ages welcome! A Parkland Library card is required to register.  Register here  or call (954)757-4207.

 
Understanding eBooks
August 6th  6:00pm

Are you still paying for the eBooks you read on your Kindle, iPad or Nook? Learn the basics of eBooks and how to check out free eBooks from the Library and download them onto your eReader device. Bring your eReader and your library card. In the Library Meeting Room.
Register Here


Parks and Recreation Events

Family Bingo Night
Friday, August 2, 2013
7:00PM - 8:00PM
YMCA Family Center, 10559 Trails End
Registration is on Going

Are you ready to jump up and shout BINGO? This is your chance to enjoy the game of Bingo with your entire family, friends and neighbors! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 75 participants. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

 

Wet N’ Wild Waterpark Optional Summer Camp Field Trip
Friday, August 2, 2013
6:00AM-11:00PM

The City of Parkland Summer Recreation Program will offer the Summer Camp Wet N’ Wild Waterpark Trip in Orlando on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 6am-11pm.  This trip is open to present Parkland Kids and Teen Camp campers ages 8 and up.  The fee for the trip is $75 and includes admission, transportation, lunch, dinner, snacks and supervision.  You may register online or at the Parkland Amphitheater. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Beach Blanket Bingo
A Program for Seniors Aged 62 and Older
Tuesday, August 6-6:30PM
City Hall, 6600 University Drive
Registration is on-going

Escape to the islands with us over bingo in a nice relaxing island environment! We’ll have a super fun time with great ambiance at this program that is free of charge for Parkland residents aged 62 and over. Be sure to get into the tropical mood by wearing your Hawaiian shirt! Registration is online at www.cityofparkland.org or by calling Tami Lustig, Program Specialist at 954-757-4142. Aloha!

 

Dinner and a Show
Saturday, August 17, 2013
6:00PM - 9:00PM
YMCA Gymnasium, 10559 Trails End
Cost: $35 per person, $60 per couple, $225 per table of 8

Adults 21 and older, join us for dinner a fun filled evening of entertainment including comedic genius Carl Guerra, the music styling’s of Michael Matone and his 3-piece band and comedic magician Gary Goodman. The evening is generously sponsored by Baker, Zimmerman and Perez. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Parkland Amphitheater located at 10561 Trails End. Tickets, dinner choice and seating arrangements are available on the day of ticket purchase. Space is limited! For more information please contact Melissa Soto Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

 
Summer Fishing Derby
Saturday, August 24, 2013
8:00AM – 10:00am
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

The City of Parkland, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics are inviting all Parkland Families out to the Kid’s Fishing Derby at Pine Trails Park Fishing Pier on August 24, 2013 from 8:00-10:00am. Remember to bring your fishing poles, buckets, and bait! Each fish caught will be weighed and prizes will be awarded. This is a FREE event! For more information contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

 

Sundae’s in the Park
Sunday, August 25, 2013
11:00AM-1:00PM
Terramar Park, 6575 NW 75th Drive

The City of Parkland, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics welcome all Parkland residents to this fantastic event in which FREE ice cream will be served in the park. This event will be delicious fun for all ages!  For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

 

Parkland Summer Camp Individual Week Registration On-going
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End

The City of Parkland is now accepting registrations for individual weeks for both the Parkland Teen Camp and Parkland Kids Camp. Registration can be done at the Parkland Amphitheater from 8:00AM-5:00PM.  Spaces are limited in both camp programs.  Individual weeks for residents are $175 and for non-residents, $200.

 
Environmental Programs

Parkland Lecture on Invasive Exotic Plant Awareness
Saturday, August 16, 2013
3:30-4:30PM
Parkland Library

The City of Parkland is pleased to announce a lecture to promote invasive exotic plant awareness in the community. This lecture will be held on August 16th, 2013 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM at the City of Parkland Library, 6620 North University Drive, Parkland, FL 33067.  This lecture will introduce current data on the detrimental effects invasive exotic plants have on the environment, the types of invasive exotic plants affecting the community, and alternative plant choices available for resident use. Come join us to learn more about the effects of invasive exotic plants and what you can do to halt the introduction of these plants into our natural plant communities. Please contact William Mohler, for registration or for additional information at 954-757-4186 or wmohler@cityofparkland.org.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Tags:   Parkland FL City Newsletter

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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; David Rosenof, Vice Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; Stacy Kagan, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young 
 

Parkland Library Events

Meet Florida’s Underground Animals (Ages 5 and up)
Tuesday, July 23rd 3:30pm

Learn about creatures that dig and live underground in Florida when Sawgrass Nature Center brings their burrowing buddies to the parkland Library.  Parkland Library card required to register.  Sponsored by Evolution Martial ArtsRegister here or call (954)757-4207

End of Summer Best Book Brunch
Saturday, August 3rd 10:30am
This will be the climax of our “Groundbreaking Reads” Adult Summer Reading Club. Come share your one favorite book of the summer and bring your completed reading log for the grand prize drawing. Light brunch will be served.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 The Selfish Giant Marionette Show by Bits N Pieces Puppet Theater (ages 3 and up)
Monday, August 5th 4:00pm

This marionette performance will bring the classic tale of “The Selfish Giant” to life.  The selfish giant must learn to share and value friendship if he is to be happy. After the show children can make a set of souvenir puppets so the storytelling can continue at home. A Parkland Library card is required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.


Parks and Recreation Events


Wildlife Show
Sunday, July 28, 2013
10:00AM-11:00AM
Pint Trails Park Amphitheater – 10555 Trails End

Join the City of Parkland, Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics and North Broward Preparatory School as we learn about Florida’s native and other exotic animals at the Pine Trails Park Amphitheater on July 28th, 2013 from 10-11am.  Wild Animal World of Miami will present this educational program. This event is FREE for Parkland Residents. Be sure to bring your camera for great photo opportunities. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Family Bingo Night
Friday, August 2, 2013
7:00PM - 8:00PM
YMCA Family Center

Are you ready to jump up and shout BINGO? This is your chance to enjoy the game of Bingo with your entire family, friends and neighbors! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 75 participants. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Beach Blanket Bingo
A Program for Seniors Aged 62 and Older
5-6:30PM
City Hall, 6600 University Drive
Registration is on-going

Escape to the islands with us over bingo in a nice relaxing island environment! We’ll have a super fun time with great ambiance at this program that is free of charge for Parkland residents aged 62 and over. Be sure to get into the tropical mood by wearing your Hawaiian shirt! Registration is online at www.cityofparkland.org or by calling Tami Lustig, Program Specialist at 954-757-4142. Aloha!

 
Dinner and a Show
Saturday, August 17, 2013
6:00PM - 9:00PM
YMCA Gymnasium, 10559 Trails End
Cost: $35 per person, $60 per couple, $225 per table of 8

Adults 21 and older, join us for dinner a fun filled evening of entertainment including comedic genius Carl Guerra, the music styling’s of Michael Matone and his 3-piece band and comedic magician Gary Goodman. The evening is generously sponsored by Baker, Zimmerman and Perez. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Parkland Amphitheater located at 10561 Trails End. Tickets, dinner choice and seating arrangements are available on the day of ticket purchase. Space is limited! For more information please contact Melissa Soto Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

 

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End

Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5-11 (kindergarten through grade 6). Children must be five years of age by June 17, 2013 to enroll in the program. The City of Parkland is currently accepting walk-in summer recreation applications.  All sessions of camp are located at Heron Heights Elementary School and the hours of operation are 8:30AM-4:00PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:00-8:30AM and in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30PM. The program consists of sports, arts & crafts, games, special on-site activities and field trips. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses two to three days per week to facilities located in the tri-county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, museums, etc.  For further information, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End

Don’t get left out of the fun with your friends this summer! The City of Parkland is currently accepting walk-in registration for Parkland Teen Camp; a summer recreation program for children ages 12-14 (grades 7-9). Children must have completed the sixth grade to be eligible for the program. All sessions of teen camp will take place at Westglades Middle School and the hours of operation are 9:00AM-3:30PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:30-9:00AM and in the afternoon from 3:30-5:00PM. Teen Camp is a travel program. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses four to five days per week to facilities located in the tri-county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, amusement parks, etc.  For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Parkland Summer Camp Individual Week Registration
On-going
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End

The City of Parkland is now accepting registrations for individual weeks for both the Parkland Teen Camp and Parkland Kids Camp. Registration can be done at the Parkland Amphitheater from 8:00AM-5:00PM.  Spaces are limited in both camp programs.  Individual weeks for residents are $175 and for non-residents, $200.

 

Wet N’ Wild Waterpark Optional Summer Camp Field Trip
Friday, August 2, 2013
6:00AM-11:00PM

The City of Parkland Summer Recreation Program will offer the Summer Camp Wet N’ Wild Waterpark Trip in Orlando on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 6am-11pm.  This trip is open to present Parkland Kids and Teen Camp campers ages 8 and up.  The fee for the trip is $75 and includes admission, transportation, lunch, dinner, snacks and supervision.  You may register online or at the Parkland Amphitheater. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Tags:   Parkland FL City Newsletter

 

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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; David Rosenof, Vice Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; Stacy Kagan, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young 
 
City News

Parkland Expands Its Building Ombudsman Program
In August 2008 the City of Parkland implemented a Building Ombudsman program to assist contractors and/or residents with any problems they may be experiencing with the building permit process. The Ombudsman acted as a conduit between the Building Department and the development community. Since its inception, the program has been extremely successful. However, the City is ready to expand this program. Scott Davidoff has been designated as the Business Ombudsman for the City. His role is not only to assist businesses in navigating the permitting process but to work with any business in regards to business or economic development. This program is “business friendly” and we encourage all who need assistance to utilize this program. Please contact the Ombudsman, Scott Davidoff, at (954) 757-4126 or sdavidoff@cityofparkland.org with any questions, concerns or problems.

Parkland Proposes Lower Millage Tax Rate for 2013-2014 Fiscal Year
In a unanimous decision, the City of Parkland City Commission proposed to set the proposed millage rate for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 at 3.99 mills, compared to the FY 2012-2013 millage rate of 3.9999 mills. Its approval does not set the millage in stone but provides a cap as to how high the millage rate can be raised. Commissioners can come back to lower the millage should they choose to make more cuts or spend more reserves instead. "In an environment where people are struggling to make ends meet, any help that the City can provide is important," said Mayor Michael Udine.

If approved, the new rate means that for FY 2012-2013, City of Parkland property owners will be taxed $3.99’ for every $1,000 of assessed property value. The fire assessment is not proposed to increase, According to Vice Mayor Mark Weissman, “The proposed millage rate is possible as a result of restructured operations, reduced operating costs, growth through annexations and a higher than expected receipt of revenues.” Even with the reduction in millage rate, the City will operate with the same or better level of service, continue with proposed capital projects and maintain a twenty percent reserve for emergencies.

Parkland Budget Workshop and Public Hearings
Any and all residents who are interested in the City's budget proposal are invited to attend one of the many workshops and public hearings on the City's Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Proposed Budget. A preliminary review of the budget with the City Commission will take place at the Commission Workshop on August 14th at 6:00pm. As we did last year, 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 7, 2013 at 6:00pm and August 8, 2013 at 9:00am in the City Hall Chambers. A second Commission Budget Workshop has been scheduled for September 11th, if necessary. The public hearings on the budget are scheduled for September 11th at 6:00pm and September 18th at 7:00pm in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact City Hall at 954 753-5040

Parkland receives $250,000 Grant
At its July 10th City Commission meeting, the City of Parkland approved an agreement with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to install energy efficient lighting in our Parks. The monies will be spent to install Musco Sports Lighting at the Baseball Fields in Terramar Park. The monies will be enough to complete three (3) of the four (4) fields. The City was not required to match any funds. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Archer at 954 757-4153 or barcher@cityofparkland.org.

Parkland City Commission on Recess Until August
The Parkland City Commission is currently on their annual summer recess. They will return the third week of August for a budget workshop on August 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. and then their regularly scheduled public meeting at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 954 753-5040.

Parkland Library Events

Film Viewing and Discussion: Company
Saturday, July 20th 1:00pm
Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking 1970 musical Company took New York City by storm in the spring of 2011 with this legendary production starring Neil Patrick Harris, Pattti Lupone, Jon Cryer and more. This Company surges with the humor and insight that is at the heart of American theatre. Accompanying the musical is the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Card Craft for Adults
Monday, July 22nd 10:30am
Create your own beautiful greeting card featuring glittered butterflies or birds in mix and match sparkling colors.Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Meet Florida’s Underground Animals (Ages 5 and up)
Tuesday, July 23rd 3:30pm
Learn about creatures that dig and live underground in Florida when Sawgrass Nature Center brings their burrowing buddies to the Parkland Library. Parkland Library card required to register. Sponsored by Evolution Martial ArtsRegister here or call (954)757-4207.

Parks and Recreation Events

Senior Trip Outing To University of Miami and Alamo Historical Hospital
Thursday, July 18, 2013
8:00AM – 4:00PM
Bus departs from Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
Advance registration required

All those aged 50 and above are welcome to join us for a wonderful trip down to Miami! The day includes docent led tours of both the University of Miami campus as well as the Alamo Historical Hospital, transportation on a comfortable air conditioned coach and snacks. Please bring money for lunch which will be at the university food court. The cost of this fun filled day is only $15 and registrations will be accepted through this Wednesday, July 17th. Please stop by the Parks and Recreation department in the amphitheater located at 10561 Trails End in Pine Trails Park to sign up. For more information please contact Tammy Lustig, Program Specialist at tlustig@cityofparkland.org or 954-757-4142.

Summer Fishing Derby
Saturday, July 20, 2013
8:00AM – 10:00AM
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

The City of Parkland, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics are inviting all Parkland Families out to the Kid’s Fishing Derby at Pine Trails Park Fishing Pier on July 20th, 2013 from 8:00-10:00am. Remember to bring your fishing poles, buckets, and bait! Each fish caught will be weighed and prizes will be awarded. This is a FREE event! For more information contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Pet Care Day
Saturday, July 20, 2013
10:00am – 2:00pm
“Barkland” Dog Park – 9245 Ranch Road

The City of Parkland is teaming up with the VCA and Broward County Animal Care and will be offering discounted rabies shots, pet licensing and chipping. Rabies shots are $15 and chipping is $20, cash only. For more information, contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Wildlife Show
Sunday, July 28, 2013
10:00AM-11:00AM
Pint Trails Park Amphitheater – 10555 Trails End

Join the City of Parkland, Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics and North Broward Preparatory School as we learn about Florida’s native and other exotic animals at the Pine Trails Park Amphitheater on July 28th, 2013 from 10-11am. Wild Animal World of Miami will present this educational program. This event is FREE for Parkland Residents. Be sure to bring your camera for great photo opportunities. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Family Bingo Night
Friday, August 2, 2013
7:00PM - 8:00PM
YMCA Family Center, 10559 Trails End
Registration is on Going

Are you ready to jump up and shout BINGO? This is your chance to enjoy the game of Bingo with your entire family, friends and neighbors! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 75 participants. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Dinner and a Show
Saturday, August 17, 2013
6:00PM - 9:00PM
YMCA Gymnasium, 10559 Trails End

Cost: $35 per person, $60 per couple, $225 per table of 8
Adults 21 and older, join us for dinner a fun filled evening of entertainment including comedic genius Carl Guerra, the music styling’s of Michael Matone and his 3-piece band and comedic magician Gary Goodman. The evening is generously sponsored by Baker, Zimmerman and Perez. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Parkland Amphitheater located at 10561 Trails End. Tickets, dinner choice and seating arrangements are available on the day of ticket purchase. Space is limited! For more information please contact Melissa Soto Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5-11 (kindergarten through grade 6). Children must be five years of age by June 17, 2013 to enroll in the program. The City of Parkland is currently accepting walk-in summer recreation applications. All sessions of camp are located at Heron Heights Elementary School and the hours of operation are 8:30AM-4:00PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:00-8:30AM and in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30PM. The program consists of sports, arts & crafts, games, special on-site activities and field trips. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses two to three days per week to facilities located in the tri-county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, museums, etc. For further information, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End

Don’t get left out of the fun with your friends this summer! The City of Parkland is currently accepting walk-in registration for Parkland Teen Camp, a summer recreation program for children ages 12-14 (grades 7-9). Children must have completed the sixth grade to be eligible for the program. All sessions of teen camp will take place at Westglades Middle School and the hours of operation are 9:00AM-3:30PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:30-9:00AM and in the afternoon from 3:30-5:00PM. Teen Camp is a travel program. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses four to five days per week to facilities located in the tri-county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, amusement parks, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Summer Camp Individual Week Registration
On-going
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
The City of Parkland is now accepting registrations for individual weeks for both the Parkland Teen Camp and Parkland Kids Camp. Registration can be done at the Parkland Amphitheater from 8:00AM-5:00PM. Spaces are limited in both camp programs. Individual weeks for residents are $175 and for non-residents, $200.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Tags:   Parkland FL City Newsletter

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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; David Rosenof, Vice Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; Stacy Kagan, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young 

City News

City of Parkland Holds One City Commission Meeting in July
The City of Parkland scheduled in the month of July only one City Commission meeting. Due to the July 4th Holiday and fear that residents may miss the opportunity to hear or attend the July 3rd meeting should they be out of town, the City Commission specifically scheduled the July City Commission meeting to be held on July 10th starting at 7:00pm in the City Commission Chambers at Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 954 753-5040.

Parks and Recreation Events

Family Bingo Night
Friday, August 2, 2013
7:00-8:00PM
YMCA Family Center, 10559 Trails End
Registration On Going

Are you ready to jump up and shout BINGO? This is your chance to enjoy the game of Bingo with your entire family, friends and neighbors! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 75 participants. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Dinner and a Show
Saturday, August 17, 2013
6:00-9:00PM
YMCA Gymnasium, 10559 Trails End

Cost: $35 per person, $60 per couple, $225 per table of 8
Adults 21 and older, join us for dinner a fun filled evening of entertainment including comedic genius Carl Guerra, the music styling’s of Michael Matone and his 3-piece band and comedic magician Gary Goodman. The evening is generously sponsored by Baker, Zimmerman and Perez. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Parkland Amphitheater located at 10561 Trails End. Tickets, dinner choice and seating arrangements are available on the day of ticket purchase. Space is limited! For more information please contact Melissa Soto Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Summer Fishing Derby
Saturday, July 20, 2013
8:00 – 10:00am
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

The City of Parkland, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics are inviting all Parkland Families out to the Kid’s Fishing Derby at Pine Trails Park Fishing Pier on July 20th, 2013 from 8:00-10:00am. Remember to bring your fishing poles, buckets, and bait! Each fish caught will be weighed and prizes will be awarded. This is a FREE event! For more information contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5-11 (kindergarten through grade 6). Children must be five years of age by June 17, 2013 to enroll in the program. The City of Parkland is currently accepting walk-in summer recreation applications. All sessions of camp are located at Heron Heights Elementary School and the hours of operation are 8:30AM-4:00PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:00-8:30AM and in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30PM. The program consists of sports, arts & crafts, games, special on-site activities and field trips. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses two to three days per week to facilities located in the tri-county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, museums, etc. For further information, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website atwww.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
Don’t get left out of the fun with your friends this summer! The City of Parkland is currently accepting walk-in registration for Parkland Teen Camp, a summer recreation program for children ages 12-14 (grades 7-9). Children must have completed the sixth grade to be eligible for the program. All sessions of teen camp will take place at Westglades Middle School and the hours of operation are 9:00AM-3:30PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:30-9:00AM and in the afternoon from 3:30-5:00PM. Teen Camp is a travel program. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses four to five days per week to facilities located in the tri-county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, amusement parks, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Summer Camp Individual Week Registration
On-going
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
The City of Parkland is now accepting registrations for individual weeks for both the Parkland Teen Camp and Parkland Kids Camp. Registration can be done at the Parkland Amphitheater from 8:00AM-5:00PM. Spaces are limited in both camp programs. Individual weeks for residents are $175 and for non-residents, $200.

Parkland Library Events

Hot New eBook Titles
Check out the new titles that have been added to the Library's eBook collection over the past few weeks. Must-reads include Dan Brown’s Inferno, Janet Evanovich’s The Heist, Carl Hiaasen’s Bad Monkey, Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic and more. To see the full selection, be sure to sign in with your Library card number before you begin your eBook search. If you have never downloaded a Library eBook, how-to information is provided on our website, www.cityofparkland.org/library, at the eBook Info Center or stop by the Library.

Tales to Tails (ages 5 to 12)
July 11th 3:00pm
Come to the Parkland Library and read to Daisy, a therapy dog. This program is developed to encourage independent reading and increase reading fluency. Each child can read for about 5 minutes. This program is for children 5 to12 years old. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Game Day (age 5 and up)
Friday, July 12th 2:00pm
Meet friends or make new ones and have fun the old fashioned way by playing board games at the library. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Coffee Bar and Used Book Fair
Saturday, July 13th 10:00am – 1:00pm
The book fair will be held in the Library Lobby. Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library

Dig for Treasure: A Pirate and Mermaid Storytime Event (age 3 & up)
Monday, July 15th 2:00pm
Take an adventure on the high seas with stories, songs and a puppet show. Search for buried treasure and make a craft with mermaids. Come dressed in your buccaneer best or put on your favorite mermaid tail. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Card Craft for Adults
Monday, July 22nd 10:30am
Create your own beautiful greeting card featuring glittered butterflies or birds in mix and match sparkling colors. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Meet Florida’s Underground Animals (Ages 5 and up)
Tuesday, July 23rd 3:30pm
Learn about creatures that dig and live underground in Florida when Sawgrass Nature Center brings their burrowing buddies to the Parkland Library. Parkland Library card required to register. Sponsored by Evolution Martial Arts. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

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Saturday, July 06, 2013
Tags:   Parkland FL City Newsletter

 

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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; David Rosenof, Vice Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; Stacy Kagan, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young 
 
City News

Parkland Expands Its Building Ombudsman Program
In August 2008 the City of Parkland implemented a Building Ombudsman program to assist contractors and/or residents with any problems they may be experiencing with the building permit process. The Ombudsman acted as a conduit between the Building Department and the development community. Since its inception, the program has been extremely successful. However, the City is ready to expand this program. Scott Davidoff has been designated as the Business Ombudsman for the City. His role is not only to assist businesses in navigating the permitting process but to work with any business in regards to business or economic development. This program is “business friendly” and we encourage all who need assistance to utilize this program. Please contact the Ombudsman, Scott Davidoff, at (954) 757-4126 or sdavidoff@cityofparkland.org with any questions, concerns or problems.

Parkland Proposes Lower Millage Tax Rate for 2013-2014 Fiscal Year
In a unanimous decision, the City of Parkland City Commission proposed to set the proposed millage rate for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 at 3.99 mills, compared to the FY 2012-2013 millage rate of 3.9999 mills. Its approval does not set the millage in stone but provides a cap as to how high the millage rate can be raised. Commissioners can come back to lower the millage should they choose to make more cuts or spend more reserves instead. "In an environment where people are struggling to make ends meet, any help that the City can provide is important," said Mayor Michael Udine.

If approved, the new rate means that for FY 2012-2013, City of Parkland property owners will be taxed $3.99’ for every $1,000 of assessed property value. The fire assessment is not proposed to increase, According to Vice Mayor Mark Weissman, “The proposed millage rate is possible as a result of restructured operations, reduced operating costs, growth through annexations and a higher than expected receipt of revenues.” Even with the reduction in millage rate, the City will operate with the same or better level of service, continue with proposed capital projects and maintain a twenty percent reserve for emergencies.

Parkland Budget Workshop and Public Hearings
Any and all residents who are interested in the City's budget proposal are invited to attend one of the many workshops and public hearings on the City's Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Proposed Budget. A preliminary review of the budget with the City Commission will take place at the Commission Workshop on August 14th at 6:00pm. As we did last year, 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 7, 2013 at 6:00pm and August 8, 2013 at 9:00am in the City Hall Chambers. A second Commission Budget Workshop has been scheduled for September 11th, if necessary. The public hearings on the budget are scheduled for September 11th at 6:00pm and September 18th at 7:00pm in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact City Hall at 954 753-5040

Parkland receives $250,000 Grant
At its July 10th City Commission meeting, the City of Parkland approved an agreement with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to install energy efficient lighting in our Parks. The monies will be spent to install Musco Sports Lighting at the Baseball Fields in Terramar Park. The monies will be enough to complete three (3) of the four (4) fields. The City was not required to match any funds. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Archer at 954 757-4153 or barcher@cityofparkland.org.

Parkland City Commission on Recess Until August
The Parkland City Commission is currently on their annual summer recess. They will return the third week of August for a budget workshop on August 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. and then their regularly scheduled public meeting at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 954 753-5040.

Parkland Library Events

Film Viewing and Discussion: Company
Saturday, July 20th 1:00pm
Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking 1970 musical Company took New York City by storm in the spring of 2011 with this legendary production starring Neil Patrick Harris, Pattti Lupone, Jon Cryer and more. This Company surges with the humor and insight that is at the heart of American theatre. Accompanying the musical is the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Card Craft for Adults
Monday, July 22nd 10:30am
Create your own beautiful greeting card featuring glittered butterflies or birds in mix and match sparkling colors.Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Meet Florida’s Underground Animals (Ages 5 and up)
Tuesday, July 23rd 3:30pm
Learn about creatures that dig and live underground in Florida when Sawgrass Nature Center brings their burrowing buddies to the Parkland Library. Parkland Library card required to register. Sponsored by Evolution Martial ArtsRegister here or call (954)757-4207.

Parks and Recreation Events

Senior Trip Outing To University of Miami and Alamo Historical Hospital
Thursday, July 18, 2013
8:00AM – 4:00PM
Bus departs from Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
Advance registration required

All those aged 50 and above are welcome to join us for a wonderful trip down to Miami! The day includes docent led tours of both the University of Miami campus as well as the Alamo Historical Hospital, transportation on a comfortable air conditioned coach and snacks. Please bring money for lunch which will be at the university food court. The cost of this fun filled day is only $15 and registrations will be accepted through this Wednesday, July 17th. Please stop by the Parks and Recreation department in the amphitheater located at 10561 Trails End in Pine Trails Park to sign up. For more information please contact Tammy Lustig, Program Specialist at tlustig@cityofparkland.org or 954-757-4142.

Summer Fishing Derby
Saturday, July 20, 2013
8:00AM – 10:00AM
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

The City of Parkland, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics are inviting all Parkland Families out to the Kid’s Fishing Derby at Pine Trails Park Fishing Pier on July 20th, 2013 from 8:00-10:00am. Remember to bring your fishing poles, buckets, and bait! Each fish caught will be weighed and prizes will be awarded. This is a FREE event! For more information contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Pet Care Day
Saturday, July 20, 2013
10:00am – 2:00pm
“Barkland” Dog Park – 9245 Ranch Road

The City of Parkland is teaming up with the VCA and Broward County Animal Care and will be offering discounted rabies shots, pet licensing and chipping. Rabies shots are $15 and chipping is $20, cash only. For more information, contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Wildlife Show
Sunday, July 28, 2013
10:00AM-11:00AM
Pint Trails Park Amphitheater – 10555 Trails End

Join the City of Parkland, Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics and North Broward Preparatory School as we learn about Florida’s native and other exotic animals at the Pine Trails Park Amphitheater on July 28th, 2013 from 10-11am. Wild Animal World of Miami will present this educational program. This event is FREE for Parkland Residents. Be sure to bring your camera for great photo opportunities. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Family Bingo Night
Friday, August 2, 2013
7:00PM - 8:00PM
YMCA Family Center, 10559 Trails End
Registration is on Going

Are you ready to jump up and shout BINGO? This is your chance to enjoy the game of Bingo with your entire family, friends and neighbors! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 75 participants. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Dinner and a Show
Saturday, August 17, 2013
6:00PM - 9:00PM
YMCA Gymnasium, 10559 Trails End

Cost: $35 per person, $60 per couple, $225 per table of 8
Adults 21 and older, join us for dinner a fun filled evening of entertainment including comedic genius Carl Guerra, the music styling’s of Michael Matone and his 3-piece band and comedic magician Gary Goodman. The evening is generously sponsored by Baker, Zimmerman and Perez. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Parkland Amphitheater located at 10561 Trails End. Tickets, dinner choice and seating arrangements are available on the day of ticket purchase. Space is limited! For more information please contact Melissa Soto Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5-11 (kindergarten through grade 6). Children must be five years of age by June 17, 2013 to enroll in the program. The City of Parkland is currently accepting walk-in summer recreation applications. All sessions of camp are located at Heron Heights Elementary School and the hours of operation are 8:30AM-4:00PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:00-8:30AM and in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30PM. The program consists of sports, arts & crafts, games, special on-site activities and field trips. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses two to three days per week to facilities located in the tri-county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, museums, etc. For further information, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End

Don’t get left out of the fun with your friends this summer! The City of Parkland is currently accepting walk-in registration for Parkland Teen Camp, a summer recreation program for children ages 12-14 (grades 7-9). Children must have completed the sixth grade to be eligible for the program. All sessions of teen camp will take place at Westglades Middle School and the hours of operation are 9:00AM-3:30PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:30-9:00AM and in the afternoon from 3:30-5:00PM. Teen Camp is a travel program. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses four to five days per week to facilities located in the tri-county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, amusement parks, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Summer Camp Individual Week Registration
On-going
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
The City of Parkland is now accepting registrations for individual weeks for both the Parkland Teen Camp and Parkland Kids Camp. Registration can be done at the Parkland Amphitheater from 8:00AM-5:00PM. Spaces are limited in both camp programs. Individual weeks for residents are $175 and for non-residents, $200.

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Monday, July 01, 2013
Tags:   Parkland FL City Newsletter

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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; David Rosenof, Vice Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; Stacy Kagan, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young  


Parks and Recreation Events

4th of July Bike Parade
Thursday, July 4, 2013
9:00-11:00AM
Terramar Park, 6575 NW 75th Drive

The City of Parkland is on a roll as it celebrates the 4th of July with our annual Bike Parade! Be sure to decorate your bikes, scooters, strollers and yourselves in a nice patriotic red, white and blue theme. Prizes will be given to those best decorated in different age categories. Cookies and cold water will be served free of charge. This event is open to all ages and registration is required on the day of the event. For more information, please contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Family Bingo Night
Friday, August 2, 2013
7:00-8:00PM
YMCA Family Center, 10559 Trails End
Registration on-going

Are you ready to jump up and shout BINGO? This is your chance to enjoy the game of Bingo with your entire family, friends and neighbors! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 75 participants. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Dinner and a Show
Saturday, August 17, 2013
6:00-9:00PM
YMCA Gymnasium, 10559 Trails End

Cost: $35 per person, $60 per couple, $225 per table of 8
Adults 21 and older, join us for dinner a fun filled evening of entertainment including comedic genius Carl Guerra, the music stylings of Michael Matone and his 3-piece band and comedic magician Gary Goodman. The evening is generously sponsored by Baker, Zimmerman and Perez. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Parkland Amphitheater located at 10561 Trails End. Tickets, dinner choice and seating arrangements are available at the time of purchase. Space is limited! For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End

Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5-11 (kindergarten through grade 6). Children must be five years of age by June 17, 2013 to enroll in the program. The City of Parkland is currently accepting walk-in summer recreation applications. All sessions of camp are located at Heron Heights Elementary School and the hours of operation are 8:30AM-4:00PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:00-8:30AM and in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30PM. The program consists of sports, arts & crafts, games, special on-site activities and field trips. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses two to three days per week to facilities located in the tri-county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, museums, etc. For further information, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
Don’t get left out of the fun with your friends this summer! The City of Parkland is currently accepting walk-in registration for Parkland Teen Camp, a summer recreation program for children ages 12-14 (grades 7-9). Children must have completed the sixth grade to be eligible for the program. All sessions of teen camp will take place at Westglades Middle School and the hours of operation are 9:00AM-3:30PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:30-9:00AM and in the afternoon from 3:30-5:00PM. Teen Camp is a travel program. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses four to five days per week to facilities located in the tri-county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, amusement parks, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Summer Camp Individual Week Registration
On-going
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
The City of Parkland is now accepting registrations for individual weeks for both the Parkland Teen Camp and Parkland Kids Camp. Registration can be done at the Parkland Amphitheater from 8:00AM-5:00PM. Spaces are limited in both camp programs. Individual weeks for residents are $175 and for non-residents, $200.

Parkland Library Events

Teen Movie: The Host
Saturday July 6th 2:00pm (Middle and High School Kids)
The Host is based on a science fiction/romance novel by Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. Create your own extraterrestrial snack to enjoy while watching the movie. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

CPR
Saturday, July 13: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topics covered include choking, CPR, Automated External Defibrillator and Good Samaritan Law. Participants receive an American Heart Association certification card within two weeks of class completion from the Coral Springs Fire Department Training Division. Recommended for the lay public, adults and children age 10 and up. The class is conducted for Parkland residents. Please bring proof of residency. In the Parkland Library meeting room. Register now at www.cityofparkland.org/library

Tales to Tails (ages 5 to 12)
July 11th 3:00pm
Come to the Parkland Library and read to Daisy, a therapy dog. This program is developed to encourage independent reading and increase reading fluency. Each child can read for about 5 minutes. This program is for children 5 to12 years old. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Microsoft Office instruction is being offered by the Library during the month of July. Classes are held in the City Hall Training Room.
• Microsoft Word on Saturday July 13 at 10:00 AM
• Microsoft Excel on Saturday July 20 at 10:00 AM
• Microsoft PowerPoint on Saturday July 27 at 10:00 AM
• Microsoft Excel Advanced on Tuesday, July 30 at 5:30 PM
Visit the Library website for more information and to register.

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