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October 2014
Remember to vote on Tuesday, November 4
Charter Amendments on the November 4 Ballot
General Obligation Bond on November ballot to address public safety
Donations needed for Thanksgiving Baskets by November 7
Family Movie at the Park on Saturday, October 4
Hazardous Waste Drop Off on Saturday, October 4
Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 14
Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, October 15
GO Bond Open House on Saturday, October 18
Firefighters to host ‘Pinktober’ Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, October 18
Halloween Haunted House on October 24 and 25
Golfing for the King on Friday, October 24
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.

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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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 Movie at the Park on Saturday, October 4
On Saturday, October 4, enjoy How to Train your Dragon 2, rated PG. It all begins at 8 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. Betti Stradling Park is located at 10301 Wiles Rd., just east of Coral Springs Drive. For more information, please call 954-345-2200.
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Residents can dispose of hazardous waste at Waste Transfer Station on Saturday, October 4
The Waste Transfer Station will be open to Coral Springs residents on Saturday, October 4 for any resident who wants to drop off bulk trash, including appliances, furniture, carpeting, and any recyclable materials. The Waste Transfer Station will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on Wiles Road at N.W. 126 Ave. Paint cans, Electronic Waste and Fluorescent Bulbs will also be collected on this day as a special service. No commercial waste or raw garbage is accepted at this station. This service is free and available to Coral Springs residents only. Please remember that two forms of identification are required for proof of residency. Waste Pro will be picking up garbage and recycling for residents serviced on that day. Other dates available for drop-off at the Waste Transfer Station include Saturday, November 1 and Saturday, December 6. For more information, please call 954-282-6800.

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. Residents may drop off items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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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Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 14
Hear directly from the municipal candidates at a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. at the Coral Springs Charter School. Questions may be submitted prior to the event by emailing cssmith@att.net. If you miss the event, the Forum will be replayed on CityTV, Channel 25 on Advanced Cable and Channel 99 on U-Verse. For scheduled times and a list of registered candidates, visit CoralSprings.org/election. For details regarding the Candidate Forum, call 954-735-1311. The Coral Springs Charter School is located at 3205 N. University Drive, just south of Sample Road.
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Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, October 15
Seniors are invited to a free Health Fair on Wednesday, October 15 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Coral Springs Gymnasium. The fair, sponsored by Sports Authority, will feature a variety of health screenings and wellness advice. Participants include health care agencies, Hospice, senior housing services, and other providers offering senior care. In addition, the DMV will also be there renewing licenses and vehicle registrations. The Health Fair will also feature raffles, giveaways and refreshments. The event is open to all seniors, family members, residents or business owners who offer services to seniors. The Coral Springs Gymnasium is located at 2501 Coral Springs Drive. For more information or to sign up as a vendor or sponsor, please call 954-345-2203.
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GO Bond Open House on Saturday, October 18
Residents are invited to attend a Public Safety Open House on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to tour the facilities and ask questions regarding the proposed Public Safety General Obligation Bonds that will appear on the ballot on November 4.

  • Public Safety - 2801 Coral Springs Drive
  • Fire Station 43 - 4550 Rock Island Road
  • Fire Station 95 - 300 Coral Ridge Drive
  • Safety Town at Kiwanis Park -520 Ramblewood Drive

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Firefighters to host ‘Pinktober’ Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, October 18
The Coral Springs Fire Department will be hosting a “Pinktober” Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, October 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Station 80, 2825 Coral Springs Drive. This event is open to the public and for a $5 donation, residents will receive a plate of pasta prepared by firefighters, along with salad, bread and a beverage. Donations and proceeds from t-shirt sales will benefit the Coral Springs Firefighters Benevolent Association and the American Cancer Society.
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Halloween Haunted House on October 24 and 25
Bring your superheroes, princesses and cartoon characters to our family friends Halloween Haunted House. The haunted boardwalk will be at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive. Children will wander through a non-scary haunted house that weaves through the indoor classrooms and then have a chance to play in bounce houses and slides. Trick-or-treaters will get their share of candy as they leave. The haunted house is scheduled for Friday, October 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 25 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per child, $2 per adult.
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Golfing for the King on Friday, October 24
The Golfing for the King Tournament will be on Friday, October 24 at the Heron Bay Golf Club. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $125 per person and it includes breakfast, time on the range, beverages on the course and an awards luncheon. Proceeds from the tournament, now in its ninth year, go directly into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund. Sponsors are needed for the tournament, and donations to the scholarship fund are always accepted.
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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:

October 26: Kidz Bopz Kids – The #1 music band for kids.
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 have office hours on Tuesday, October 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. at City Hall. To make an appointment, call 954-344-5911. The Mayor will also be available at Whole Foods Market on Friday, October 17 from 9 to 10 a.m. No appointments are required to meet the Mayor at Whole Foods.

  • Vice Mayor Larry Vignola is available to meet with residents on Tuesday, October 14 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 have office hours on Tuesday, October 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Larry’s Ice Cream, 749 University Drive. To make an appointment, call 954-344-5911. 

  • Commissioner Dan Daleyis available to meet with residents on Wednesday, October 15 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 have office hours on Monday, October 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Kilwins, 2758 University Drive at The Walk. Enjoy an ice cream while talking with the Commissioner. To make an appointment, 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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