From the Coral Springs City Commission:
With August upon us, it’s officially “Back to School” season; and as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hopeful students will start the year with some sense of “normalcy” as they return to their studies.
We recognize going back to school can be a stressful time for parents and students. It may be especially difficult for those suffering financial hardships, so here in Coral Springs, we are committed to assisting struggling families through our Back-to-School Drive.
You can assist us with providing children in our community with a great start to a new school year by donating school supplies. Learn more about how you can help by visiting www.coralsprings.org/schooldrive
The Parks and Recreation Department is excited to kick off free Family Fun Nights at the Coral Springs Gymnasium (2501 Coral Springs Dr.) starting August 11, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month thereafter.
The new initiative is meant to bring the community together, providing a fun and interactive way for residents and guests to engage with one another. No registration is required to attend, and participation is free of charge. For more information about Family Fun Nights, visit www.coralsprings.org/FamilyFun.
An important priority for us in Coral Springs is providing a platform for our residents to raise their voices and be heard.
To maintain this commitment, we will host a ‘Slice of Springs’ community meeting, scheduled for August 12, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
This event allows residents to interact with city staff and ask questions and concerns related to issues affecting our community. Residents are invited to attend in person at City Hall or join us live on Facebook or YouTube. For more information, visit www.coralsprings.org/slice.
Committed to providing the community with transparency, on Monday, August 23, 2021, representatives from the Department of Budget and Strategy will host a one-hour budget academy virtually via the video conferencing app Zoom, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. to and in-person at City Hall from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Residents will be provided with an overview of the city’s budget process, including how tax dollars are allocated and used for city services and operations. Residents can register to participate by visiting www.coralsprings.org/academy.
August is also a month that reminds us that the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is still active, and our community must be prepared beforehand to stay safe. Here are tips to ensure you and your family are prepared for this year’s hurricane season:
- Make an emergency plan that includes your evacuation zone, and make sure all household members know and understand the hurricane plan.
- Gather supplies ahead of time, including medication, disinfectant supplies, pet supplies, and everything you deem essential.
Strengthen your home by decluttering drains and gutters, bring outside furniture inside, and consider investing in hurricane shutters.
To receive in-real-time notifications related to city services affected due to the hurricane and more information, text the keywords ALERTCS as one word to 888-777.
For more details on how to properly prepare for hurricanes, please visit www.ready.gov/hurricanes.
We continue to lend our support to the victims and families of the Surfside building collapse. We are incredibly proud of the men and women of our Fire Department who assisted in search and recovery efforts, as well as the support they have provided regarding the mental health of first responders on the scene.
Our August Commission Meeting will take place on the 4th and the 18th at 6:30 p.m. inside City Hall Commission Chambers. Residents are invited to attend in person or watch on CityTV, Blue Stream Channels 25, 25.7, 725, and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99. Meetings are also live-streamed at www.coralsprings.org/citytv
As always, if you would like to schedule an appointment with any of your City Officials, please call 954- 344- 5911. Make sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!
Mayor Scott Brook @CSCommissioner1, Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons @CSCommissioner4, Commissioner Shawn Cerra @CSCommissioner2, Commissioner Nancy Metayer @CSCommissioner3, and Commissioner Joy Carter @CSCommissioner5.
The Coral Springs Commission is Mayor Scott Brook, Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons, Commissioners Joy Carter Shawn Cerra, and Nancy Metayer.
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