Coral Springs Commission: Vaccines, EarthFest, and Recycling Updates for April

Coral Springs City Commission

From the Coral Springs City Commission:

In the blink of an eye, Spring is upon us. We are grateful that starting April 5, 2021, all adults 18 and over will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. With an increase in vaccine availability at more distribution points and greater eligibility for the general population, we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel from this public health crisis. As a result, we began looking at planning for in-person events and meetings.

In April, our Commission Meetings will be held as a hybrid, with some in-person and others attending virtually. Members of the Commission, key city staff, and those who are being honored will be inside of Commission Chambers at City Hall. Since social distancing requirements limit space inside of chambers, residents are encouraged to participate by attending the meetings remotely. You can learn more about viewing options at coralsprings.org/citytv. The April meetings are scheduled for the 7th and 21st at 6:30 p.m.

In the City of Coral Springs, we are incredibly fortunate to have one of the best Public Safety Communications Divisions in the state, if not the nation. During the second week of April, we honor the men and women who serve our community as call-takers and dispatchers in celebration of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. We are grateful to have such dedicated staff who are passionate about protecting and serving our residents and ensuring effective communication with their colleagues in police and fire. If you have ever called our non-emergency number or had to dial 9-1-1, you know they are the lifeline to vital services, and for that, we are truly grateful for their service.

Also deserving of recognition this month, and all year long, are our amazing volunteers, who we celebrate during National Volunteer Week from April 18 to 24. Our city has 430 monthly active volunteers who dedicate their time, talent, and compassion to the Coral Springs community. Follow the city’s social platforms as we highlight the men, women, and young adults making a difference in our community.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate Mother Earth during our annual EarthFest plant distribution event on April 24, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Sportsplex. For details, visit our website www.coralsprings.org/events.

The city is excited to announce the expansion of our drop-off recycling program for residents who would like to ensure non-contaminated recycling. A recycling container is now located at Mullins Park (2501 Coral Springs Drive) next to the Coral Springs Gymnasium and is open for drop-off 24/7.

This new collection point is in addition to the Waste Transfer Station’s recycling option, which is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. (12600 Wiles Road). The container only allows for the drop-off of plastic material with the number 1 or 2 on the containers, metal and aluminum cans, newspaper and mixed paper, and broken-down cardboard. We ask residents who utilize this container to please refrain from contaminating it with non-recyclable materials.

As always, 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 Joy Carter, Commissioners Shawn Cerra, Nancy Metayer, and Joshua Simmons.

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