Oakland Park Becomes Second City in the Country to Earn Resilience Designation

Oakland Park was excited to receive an "Enhanced" resilience designation from the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR). Our community was selected as the second pilot city for ANCR’s Community Resilience Benchmarks (CRB) for buildings and housing and was the first city in the United States to perform the water benchmark evaluation!
“Oakland Park is grateful to serve as a pilot community and to receive this enhanced designation from the Alliance for National & Community Resilience,” said Mayor Michael E. Carn. “We are committed to adapting to changing climate conditions to reduce vulnerabilities and improving community resilience. By benchmarking the strength of our building, housing, and water-related activities, we are moving closer to meeting the sustainability and resiliency goals within our Climate Action Plan and ultimately preserving the long-term quality of life for our residents.” Read more ...
Oakland Park Welcomes Sprouts Farmers Market

Oakland Park celebrated another new business Friday when Sprouts held its highly anticipated Grand Opening event. City Commissioners and staff attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 a.m. on Jan. 14. The natural and organic grocery store is located at 700 East Oakland Park Boulevard, just east of NE 6 Avenue and west of Dixie Highway. Regular business hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Visit the Sprouts website for more information.
Order Your Free at-Home COVID-19 Tests

Every home in the United States is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. The tests available for order:
  • Are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR
  • Can be taken anywhere
  • Give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required)
  • Work whether or not you have COVID-⁠19 symptoms
  • Work whether or not you are up to date on your COVID-⁠19 vaccines
  • Are also referred to self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests
Visit the COVIDtests.gov website for more information.
Mobile Printing Available at the Library

Did you know that you can print from home or from your phone and pick up your documents at the Oakland Park Library? There are two methods for sending prints to the library’s printer using your own device. With the first method, you can send your document as an attachment to one of two e-mail addresses (mg-op-cl@printspots.com for color and emg-op-bw@printspots.com for black & white). With the second method, you can upload your document to a web portal. The cost for black & white printing is $0.10/page and for color is $0.25/page. The printing kiosk machine takes cash and coins as payment. You can find more information about mobile printing on the City’s website.
Transportation Plan for NW 31 Avenue - Join the Meeting & Take the 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
Mark Your Calendar for the Broward Commuter Rail Workshops

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a study for a commuter rail line in Broward County. The study will analyze ways to integrate passenger and freight service along the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway to address congestion issues, improve mobility, and support economic and land development policies in eastern Broward County. (The FDOT technical team has recommended that one of the stops on the commuter line be located in Oakland Park. Click here to learn more.) FDOT will host two virtual and one in-person public meeting about the Broward Commuter Rail Project, all of which will include an open house and a presentation. The meetings are scheduled to take place:

Virtual Meetings
Session 1: Thursday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m. Register here 
Session 2: Thursday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. Register here 

In-Person Meeting
Monday, Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m. Register here
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
City Commission Meeting Feb. 2

The next Oakland Park City Commission Meeting will take place Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting agenda will be posted on the City website by Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. If you missed the Jan. 12 Commission Meeting, the agenda and video are also available on our website.
Recap of Prospect Road Community Meeting

Thank you to everyone from our Oakland Park community who attended the meeting to discuss Prospect Road. 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, mitigation, and signals. 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. 
Additional COVID Testing, Vaccine, and Antibody Information

Please confirm vaccination site days and hours of operation before traveling to a site. For current information please visit Broward.org/Coronavirus. ​​​​

Vaccine Eligibility – Pfizer vaccines are available to everyone age 5 and older; Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available to anyone age 18 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. People 12 years and older and at high risk for severe illness may receive the injections. The treatment is available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at two locations in Broward County:

C.B. Smith Park
900 N. Flamingo Rd.
Pembroke Pines, 33028
Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Markham Park & Target Range
16001 W. State Road 84
Sunrise, 33326
Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.
Bulk Collection Schedule Week of Jan. 24
The City of Oakland Park is pleased to offer free bulk collection once a month. Next week, starting Monday, Jan. 24 is the fourth week of the month. The area that will be serviced for bulk trash collection is the area west of NE 5 Avenue between NE 38 Street and Prospect Road and all areas in Oakland Park west of I-95 (see the area shaded in blue on the enclosed map). Please note, there is NO scheduled bulk collection service for the week of January 31, 2022. 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.
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
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