From the Coral Springs City Commission:
We want to wish all of our residents and businesses a very Happy New Year! With the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, many of our planned events, activities, and meetings have been postponed or changed to ensure the city maintains its continuity of operations. Our greatest priority is the health, safety, and wellness of the residents we serve. We encourage residents to visit coralsprings.org/events or text the keyword CORALSPRINGS to 888-777 for the most up-to-date information.
To meet the demand for testing, our Office of Emergency Management is working with the Broward County Department of Health to open a COVID-19 test site starting Monday, January 3 at Mullins Hall (10150 NW 29th Street).
The first week, only the site will be open Monday through Thursday (January 3 through January 6). After that, the site will be open each week Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They offer PCR testing, and no appointment is necessary parking is available at the Center for the Arts.
As lines for testing grew longer, our testing partner, Nomi Health, located at Sportsplex, expanded their hours of testing until 7 p.m. For more information, visit CoralSprings.org/testing.
Regardless of the challenges we continue to face with the COVID-19 virus; we remain focused on the many projects planned for 2022. Next month, we will join city leadership in kicking off strategic planning. The purpose is to identify our priorities, define new initiatives, and create a path to meeting the needs of our community. We are excited to continue our work in ensuring Coral Springs is the premier community in which to live, work, and raise a family.
The decisions we make are guided by input from our residents and business owners, the very people who elected us to hold office. Our community’s participation is paramount to our success as a city. This includes how federal funding is allocated. That is why we invite residents to join us for a community forum to discuss American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) program funding on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in Commission Chambers. From community forums, public commission meetings, email communication, connecting through social media, and the My Coral Springs App, there are so many ways you can help guide our city’s direction and share comments or concerns.
Our city is proud to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this month. The Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2022 MLK Monument Award. Applicants can be an individual or organization in Coral Springs that embodies the ideals of Dr. King. Visit our website for details and programs in honor of MLK at CoralSprings.org/MLK.
As a reminder, curbside recycling has resumed in Coral Springs! Our city’s recycling materials will be audited to determine contamination levels this month. The audit determines the cost of recycling, and we need residents to do their part to “Recycle Right.” For more information and a list of “Do’s and Don’ts,” visit CoralSprings.org/recycling.
Our next Commission Meeting will take place on January 5 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are aired on CityTV, Blue Stream Channels 25, 25.7, 725, and AT&T U-Verse channel 99. Meetings are also live-streamed at CoralSprings.org/CityTV.
As always, if you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our 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.
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