Vote Tuesday in Special Elections

On Tuesday, January 11, polls will open for Broward County voters to elect a Representative in Congress, District 20; State House Representative, District 94; and Primary Candidate for State Senate, District 33. Voters registered to vote by December 13, 2021, are eligible to participate in this election. Voting hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day. Please remember to bring a picture ID with a signature to vote. Results will begin streaming at 7 p.m. at www.browardvotes.gov until all precincts are reported. Get details.
City Commission Meeting Jan. 12

Access the Meeting Agenda
The next Oakland Park City Commission Meeting will take place Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting agenda is posted on the City website. If you missed the Dec. 15 Commission Meeting, the agenda and video are also available on our website.
 
Provide Comments
To provide public comments virtually, please call the City Clerk's office at 954-630-4300 for webinar log-in information. Members of the public will have up to four minutes to provide comments. Written public comments up to 250 words in length can be submitted for the record up to 12 p.m. (noon) the day of the meeting. Email comments to publiccomments@oaklandparkfl.gov.
 
Watch the Meeting
The City Commission Meeting is available via live web-stream on the City website, on Comcast Channel 78, AT&T Channel 99; and will be available on the City website the following day.
Celebrate Dr. King Jan. 15

Join the City of Oakland Park as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This FREE community event will take place outdoors at Collins Community Center and will include live performances and activities for the whole family! Click here for more information.
MLK Celebration
Saturday, January 15, 2022
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Collins Community Center - Outdoors
3900 NE 3 Ave.
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Oakland Park Featured in Fort Lauderdale Illustrated

Oakland Park's "development renaissance" is highlighted in the January issue of Fort Lauderdale Illustrated magazine. Local Main Street businesses featured in the article entitled "What to See and Do in Oakland Park" include The Wander Shop, Rebel Wine Bar, The Butcher's Barrel, and Mission Yoga. Check out page 20 of the current issue to learn more about the fantastic businesses in our community.
Recap of N.W. 21 Avenue Community Meeting

Thank you to everyone from our Oakland Park community who attended the meeting to discuss N.W. 21 Avenue. We appreciate you taking the time to join the meeting and share your feedback with us. We compiled an overview of public comments provided during the meeting, which included input on traffic calming, median landscaping, pedestrian safety, and street signage. Click here to see the list of comments and their status. The City is working to address the comments and questions submitted during the meeting. Staff will provide an update at a follow-up meeting in early 2022. We will share meeting details as soon as they are available. 
NW 31 Avenue Transportation Plan - Join a Meeting & Take the Survey
 
Survey
Do you travel along NW 31st Avenue? We need to hear from you! Cities in our area are working with the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to develop a Transportation Plan for NW 31st Avenue, from Broward Boulevard north to McNab Road. Five minutes of your time can help determine what the new transportation plan will look like. Click here to take the survey.

Public Meeting
Join the MPO virtually or in person for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the NW 31 Avenue Transportation Plan. The meeting will take place Thursday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. Click here for details.

Attend In-person 
Education & Cultural Center
3580 W. Oakland Park Boulevard
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311

Attend Virtually
City Offices to Observe Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday
 
City of Oakland Park offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Many City services are available 24/7 on the City website at www.oaklandparkfl.gov. Pay a utility bill, register a business, access Commission Meeting agendas, and more, anytime, from anywhere. Residential permits for structural, zoning, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing can also be submitted on the City website. Click here to learn more about the many services available at www.oaklandparkfl.gov.
Tree Disposal & Chip-A-Tree Drop Off Program

Holiday Tree Disposal
The City of Oakland Park will collect holiday trees as part of the free bulk trash service. Simply place your tree out for pick up between Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday of your scheduled bulk collection week.
 
Chip-A-Tree Droff Off Program
As an alternative to disposing of holiday trees with bulk trash, residents are invited to donate their trees through January 17, 2022. Trees can be dropped off at Easterlin Park at 1000 NW 38 Street in Oakland Park, call 954-357-5190 for hours of operation. Additional drop-off sites are available throughout Broward County, click here for a list of locations.
Curbside Pick-Up Available at the Library

The Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park library offers curbside pick-up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Just call the library during regular business hours at 954-630-4370 or email Danielle Giguere at danielleg@oaklandparkfl.gov to request materials. Once materials are pulled and checked out, staff will call to let you know the materials are ready for pick-up. Click here for more information.
Vaccination Information

Please confirm vaccination site days and hours of operation before traveling to a site. Up to date information can be found at Broward.org/Coronavirus. ​​​​


Vaccine Eligibility – Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available to anyone age 18 and older; Pfizer vaccines are available to everyone age 5 and older.

Booster Shots - Booster shots are available for free at vaccination sites operated by the Florida Department of Health in Broward. No appointment is required. Boosters are also available from many retail pharmacies, private physician offices, and other providers.

Monoclonal Antibody Treatments - The State of Florida is providing Regeneron monoclonal antibodies to people who've contracted COVID-19. The treatment, administered by CDR Maguire, is available in Broward County at C.B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines, 33028, Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment only. People 12 years and older and at high risk for severe illness may receive the injections.

Protective Measures - Both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents are encouraged to follow guidelines for protective measures issued by the CDC.
For the latest updates, visit FloridaHealth.gov, email COVID-19@flhealth.gov or call the Florida Department of Health at 866-779-6121 or 954-412-7300 in Broward. ​
Use QLess to Schedule Appointments with Building Services
 
Need help with building & permitting, planning & zoning, fire prevention, or community enhancement? Use our online scheduling app to make an appointment from your phone to meet with city staff at a day and time that is convenient for you! Simply download the QLess app today or click here to make an appointment. Did you know? Residential permits for structural, zoning, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing (except new construction and substantial improvements) do not need an appointment and can be submitted online. Click here for more information
Bulk Collection Schedule Week of Jan. 17
 
The City of Oakland Park is pleased to offer free bulk collection once a month. Next week, starting Monday, Jan. 17 is the third week of the month. The area that will be serviced for bulk trash collection is the northeastern section of Oakland Park, including areas east of I-95 and north of Prospect Road (see the area shaded in yellow on the enclosed map). Bulk Trash must be placed out no earlier than Sunday, and no later than 7 a.m. on Monday. Please place only accepted items curbside for bulk collection. Please do not include items such as construction material or demolition debris, lumber, dirt, rocks, sod, or tree stumps. Items not accepted or placed out too early may be tagged by Community Enhancement, in which case residents will be asked to remove the items within two days. Bulk trash collection information, including pick-up schedules and accepted items, can be found on the City website. For more information, call 954-630-4452.
Short Term Rental Hotline
 
The City Commission adopted rules for Short-Term Rentals in 2018. These regulations provide guidance and encourage short-term vacation rentals to be safe and well-maintained in the interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the community. The City of Oakland Park operates a Short-Term Rental Hotline, which is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have questions or concerns regarding short-term rentals, please call 954-504-6454. Visit the City website to view the Short-Term Rental Ordinance to learn more.  
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