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November 2014
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Remember to vote on Tuesday, November 4
Charter Amendments on the November 4 Ballot
General Obligation Bond on November ballot to address public safety
Shredathon on Saturday, November 1
Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off on Saturday, November 1
Donations needed for Thanksgiving Baskets by November 7
Family FunDay at the Coral Springs Museum of Art on Saturday, November 8
Slice of the Springs on Thursday, November 20
Family Concert on Saturday, November 22
City-Wide Market on Saturday, November 22
Save the date for the 25th Anniversary MLK Concert Celebration
Clyde Butcher Exhibit at the Coral Springs Museum of Art
Exciting new lineup at Center for the Arts
Mayor and Commissioner Office Hours
Tune in to 'What's Happening?' on CityTV

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VoteRemember to Vote on Tuesday, November 4
Registered voters in the City of Coral Springs will have the opportunity to vote for three members of the five-member City Commission. Voters will be asked to express their preference for Seat 1 (Mayor/ Commissioner) and City Commission Seats 4 and 5. All City Commissioners are elected on an “at-large” basis. The candidate for Seat 2 is running unopposed.

As provided in the City Charter, the Mayor’s seat (Seat 1) term of service is two years and City Commission Seats 2, 3, 4 and 5 have four-year terms of service. However, in this election, Seat 5 will be elected to complete the two-year remainder of a four-year term of office, since the Commissioner holding Seat 5 has resigned in order to run for Seat 1. The Mayor and City Commissioners may serve a maximum of eight years of service on the City Commission.


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Charter Amendments on the November 4 Ballot
The Coral Springs Charter is the City's constitution. It allows for the establishment of a Charter Review Committee to review the Charter every 10 years. The Committee makes recommendations to the City Commission if it feels there are any clarifications or modifications that could be made to address ambiguities as well as ensure the Charter continues to meet the needs of the changing community. As part of the election on November 4, residents will be asked to vote on four City Charter Amendments. Voters will be asked to cast a “Yes” vote to approve or a “No” vote to reject. Get more information about the Charter Amendments here.
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General Obligation Bond on November ballot to address public safety On November 4
Coral Springs residents will go to the polls not only to select a Mayor and two City Commissioners, but also to vote on a bond referendum to approve a $12.45 million General Obligation Bond to upgrade our public safety communications system, replace Fire Stations 43 and 95, renovate the Crime Scene Investigation facility, and build a permanent Safety Town building. Get more information about the GO Bond here.
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Shredathon on Saturday, November 1
Avoid becoming a victim and bring any personal documents to the City’s next Shredathon, where they will be shredded for free on site. The City’s next Shredathon event is scheduled for Saturday, November 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the back parking lot of City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road. Please note that there is a limit of three boxes per vehicle. Each additional box of paperwork will be accepted for a $5 donation toward the Coral Springs Police Explorer Post. Please refrain from bringing paperwork in plastic bags. The Shredathon is co-sponsored by the Coral Springs Police Department, Coral Springs Seniors and Law Enforcement Together, and recordSHRED. Once the truck is full, no other paperwork will be accepted. This service is free and open only to Coral Springs residents. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled and will not be rescheduled. Future dates are to be determined.
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Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off on Saturday, November 1
Coral Springs residents can drop off certain household hazardous waste, such as paint, electronics, and fluorescent lights (only) on the first Saturday of every month at the Waste Transfer Station at the end of Wiles Road at NW 126 Avenue. The next date available for drop off is Saturday, November 1. Two forms of I.D. showing a Coral Springs address are required (driver license, plus bill, registration, etc.).

The cities of Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach have also established a cooperative agreement that will allow City residents several opportunities to dispose the full range of materials at special one-day events throughout the year. Upcoming events are:

  • November 8, Pompano Beach, 1660 NE 10 Street
  • December 6, Tamarac, 6011 Nob Hill Road

Remember, residents are not allowed to drop off items at Broward County’s Hazardous Waste Disposal. If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 954-344-1165.
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Donations needed for Thanksgiving Baskets by November 7
Residents and business owners are asked to give to this worthy cause as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Needed non-perishable items include: canned yams, mashed or flaked potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, canned corn and green beans, canned fruit, and cookies. People may also give monetary contributions to the cause. Donations can be dropped off at: City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road; City Hall in the Mall, 9239 W. Atlantic Blvd.; Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive. All donations must be made by Friday, November 7. All donated items are placed in baskets, along with a gift certificate for a turkey, ham or main dish, and distributed through local religious institutions to pre-selected families. For more information, call 954-345-2211 or 954-346-1746.
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Family FunDay at the Coral Springs Museum of Art on Saturday, November 8
Family FunDays are a great way to explore the museum and create art projects appropriate for kids ages 3 and up with parent or guardian. Each month a different artistic subject will be presented and followed by a fun art project to design together. November's project is Celebrate Fall! - Weaving with Fall Colors. This event is held monthly (second Saturday of each month), for $5 per person. Space is limited, so we ask that you RSVP in advance. Please arrive by 2:45pm, due to the instructional nature of the program it will begin promptly at 3pm. Late arrivals after 3:15pm will not be admitted. Call (954) 340-5000 for more details.
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Family Concert on Saturday, November 22
Come sit under the stars and enjoy music with your family and friends at the City’s free Family Concert Series. On Saturday, November 22, enjoy Cachet, featuring 1980s hits. Event will begin at 7 p.m. at Betti Stradling Park. Parking and admission is free. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Please refrain from bringing glass containers, alcohol and pets. For more information, please call 954-345-2200.
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City-Wide Market on Saturday, November 22
Stop by the Coral Springs Gymnasium on Saturday, November 22 for a City-Wide Market featuring vintage, antiques, and retro goods. Items will be for sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market will also feature collectibles, locally made secondhand and more. Admission is free. The Coral Springs Gymnasium is located at 2501 Coral Springs Drive, just north of Royal Palm Blvd. For more information, call 954-345-2200.
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Save the date for the 25th Anniversary MLK Concert Celebration
Join in “Celebrating 25 Years – A Symphony of Dreams” at a special concert highlighting the City’s Silver Anniversary Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. The Temptations Review, featuring Dennis Edwards, will delight the audience with endearing music that we all know and love from the era of the admired leader on Friday, January 16. The Concert Celebration begins at 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Tickets start at $27 and are available at the Center for the Arts box office or online.
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Clyde Butcher Exhibit at the Coral Springs Museum of Art
The Coral Springs Museum of Art is proud to start their new season with Preserving Eden: Clyde Butcher’s Florida Photographs. Known as the Ansel Adams of Florida, Butcher’s black and white photography is showcased in oversize prints of Florida’s natural areas. that he develops by hand. The exhibit will be on display through November 22, and is produced by the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium, Inc. and made possible with assistance from Clyde Butcher Galleries. Exhibit toured by the South Florida Museum Traveling Exhibits Service and sponsored by Cozen O’Connor and Williams Financial Services, Inc.
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Exciting new lineup at Center for the Arts
From comedians, to concerts and Broadway shows, the Center for the Arts has something for everyone. Here are some upcoming highlights:

November 1: Last Comic Standing Live Tour - featuring the Top 5 show contestants.
December 7: Smokey Joe’s Café – A Grammy Award winning salute to legendary songwriters.
December 11 – 14: The Nutcracker – This holiday season classic is timeless, elegant, and festive.
December 31: Salute to Vienna - Celebrate the start of the New Year with an all-star cast of European singers, dancers, and full orchestra.
January 4: The State Ballet Theatre presents Russian Swan Lake.
January 10: Chris MacDonald Memories of Elvis Rockin’ Birthday Bash.
January 21: 50 Shades! – A hilarious parody of the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon.
January 23: The Hit Men – Featuring the former stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
February 4: Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

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Mayor and Commission office hours
The Mayor and City Commissioners have office hours to discuss City issues with residents or business owners. Office hours are set as follows, but check www.CoralSprings.org/events regularly for changes.

  • Mayor Vince Boccard will not hold office hours in November. To make an appointment with Mayor Boccard, call 954-344-5911.

  • Vice Mayor Larry Vignola is available to meet with residents on Thursday, November 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at Pasquale’s Pizza & Subs, 10337 Royal Palm Blvd. To schedule an appointment, call 954-344-5911.

  • Commissioner Tom Powers will not hold office hours in November. To make an appointment with Commissioner Powers, call 954-344-5911. 

  • Commissioner Dan Daley is available to meet with residents on Wednesday, November 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Crocante Café & Bakery, 2708 N. University Drive. To make an appointment, call 954-344-5911.

  • Commissioner Claudette Bruck will not hold office hours in November. To make an appointment with Commission Bruck, call 954-344-5911. 

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Tune in to 'What's Happening?' on CityTV
Find out 'What's Happening?' in the City on CityTV Channel 25 on Advanced Cable and Channel 99 on U-Verse.
This monthly show focuses on events and topics of local interest. 'What's Happening?' airs everyday at 7 a.m., noon and again at 4 and 10 p.m.

You can also tune in to CityTV for current Coral Springs news, as well as educational and cultural programming - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about video on demand and watching CityTV online, go to: http://www.coralsprings.org/MediaCenter. If you have questions or comments about CityTV, send an e-mail to MHoffman@coralsprings.

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