City of Tamarac, Florida


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City of Tamarac, Florida FY 2017 ADOPTED BUDGET

Our Vision: The City of Tamarac, Our Community of Choice Leading the nation in quality of life through safe neighborhoods, a vibrant economy, exceptional customer service and recognized excellence.

FY 2017 Adopted Budget CITY COMMISSION TAMARAC, FLORIDA

Harry Dressler

Diane Glasser

MAYOR

VICE-MAYOR District 3

Pamela Bushnell

Michelle Gomez

Debra Placko

Commissioner

Commissioner

Commissioner

District 1

District 2

District 4

Michael C. Cernech

Introduction

City Manager

1

Introduction

2

Introduction

3

EXECUTIVE TEAM Michael C. Cernech City Manager Diane Phillips Assistant City Manager Samuel S. Goren City Attorney Claudio Grande Chief Building Official Pat Teufel City Clerk Maxine Calloway Director of Community Development Mark C. Mason, CPA Director of Financial Services Mike Burton Fire Chief Maria Swanson Director of Human Resources Levent Sucuoglu Director of Information Technology Greg Warner Director of Parks & Recreation Captain Neal Glassman District Police Chief Jack Strain Director of Public Services

Introduction

4

Tamarac Perspective

developed

many others. Per the Census 2010 database, 32.8% of

community of residential, commercial and

Tamarac residents refer to themselves as non-white.

recreational areas, nestled in the center of

The City is experiencing the same demographic

Broward County between the Everglades Conservation

changes as all other cities in the South Florida region.

Area and the Atlantic Coastal Ridge. All the pleasures

Our population is becoming younger and more

of South Florida, limited only by one’s imagination,

diverse, and we are positioning ourselves to meet the

can be found here and in the surrounding areas.

service demands of our new residents.

amarac

T

is

a

beautifully

Young families and retirees alike are drawn to our sub-tropical climate – averaging seventy-four degrees

Tamarac is the 13th largest city in Broward County and

(74˚), in a highly desirable and strategic location, and

the 39th largest in Florida.

our fresh and enthusiastic approach to business,

northwest of Fort Lauderdale—the county seat.

education,

healthcare,

recreation

and

Tamarac lies 11 miles

Ideally situated in the expanding and dynamic tri-county commercial market,

government.

Tamarac benefits from nearby access to

Our residential neighborhoods

super-highways,

railways,

airways, and waterways, including

abound with waterways, lakes

Port

and open spaces, offering a

Everglades,

the

Fort

Lauderdale/Hollywood

habitat to ducks, cattle egrets,

International

Airport,

Florida

and the majestic heron with its

Turnpike, Sawgrass Expressway,

graceful appearance.

Interstates 75 and 95, US 441, and

Tamarac

was incorporated on July 19,

US 1.

1963 by developer Kenneth E. Behring. Jack Leff, member of the

A full-service City covering an area of

City of Tamarac’s Public Information Board wrote that Ken Behring “…envisioned a

12 square miles, Tamarac is one of Broward County’s newer additions, having been

retirement community living in reasonably priced

incorporated in 1963.

homes.

He offered a home with lots of land and

young—old enough to adapt the best from our past,

practically no maintenance for the homeowner. Thus,

yet young enough to move through the new

was born a new concept for gracious adult living.”

millennium with anticipation and excitement—a

The City is now 53 years

philosophy that highlights our city’s commitment to Tamarac has since evolved into a City far more

the future.

complex than the network of adult communities that Mr. Behring envisioned.

Tamarac has 62,264

Residents of the City of Tamarac enjoy many

residents and the composition of those residents is also

recreational facilities within the city limits: 10 City

noteworthy. The median age of Tamarac residents fell

parks (the Tamarac Sports Complex, Tamarac Park,

from 65 in 1990 to 52.9 in 2000 to 47.1 in 2010.

Caporella Park, Veterans’ Park, Tamarac Commons

Tamarac is home to a wonderfully diverse melting pot

Park, Tephford Park, Sunset Point, Landings Park, and

of residents including American Indians, Pacific

Gary B. Jones Park for People and Pups) covering

Islanders, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and

153.6 acres. They also enjoy a 30,000-square foot

Introduction

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Community Center, a Recreation Center, a Multi-

In keeping an ever-watchful eye on the health of the

Purpose Center, an aquatic complex, a 6.5-acre

City, now and in the future, Tamarac considers one of

wildlife preserve, Colony West Golf Course and 680

the greatest challenges to be that of creating and

acres of freshwater canals and lakes which provide

maintaining

habitat for various species of native and exotic fish.

development in proportion to environmental and

Nature trails and bike paths are also accessible

resource conservation. We must protect our wildlife,

throughout the city, so residents can take full

natural regions and other pervious areas, while we

advantage of both indoor and outdoor recreational

endeavor to progress forward.

balance—with

new

growth

and

opportunities. Those who call Tamarac home can enjoy regional

The City of Tamarac, Our Community of Choice…

sports and cultural facilities within proximity and easy accessibility. Culture and performing arts lovers can access Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Miami City Ballet, and the Museum of Discovery and Science in nearby Fort Lauderdale. Sports fans make their way to the Florida Panthers’ games at the Bank Atlantic Center, the Florida Marlins’ at Marlins Park, at the Miami Dolphins’ games at Sun Life Stadium, or The Miami Heat at the nearby American Airlines Arena. The City of Tamarac is also home to the 500-acre Tamarac

Commerce

Park.

Seventeen

major

corporations are located there, employing over 5,000 people. The Park is zoned as light industrial, which will

accommodate

manufacturers,

office

parks,

research facilities and other like uses. The Westpointe project has experienced rapid growth since opening in the Tamarac Commerce Park. This 158-acre Development of Regional Impact has an approved development order that includes office, commercial and industrial land uses.

Westpointe

already boasts a hotel; 200,000 square feet of commercial use, 45,000 square feet of automotive dealership, 1,034,924 square feet of industrial/office use, 440,000 square feet for industrial use and twentysix (26) acres of lakes have been developed as part of the project.

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Tamarac Statistics

Date of Incorporation

July 19, 1963

Date of Adoption of City Charter

May 19, 1971

Area Within City Limits Land Area Water Area Total Area

11.858 Square Miles 1.104 Square Miles 12.962 Square Miles

Population

62,264

Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Research

Registered Voters

44,265

Demographic Breakdown Median Age

2009 49.3

2011 47.1

2013 47.1

Demographics: Age of Household Occupants 35%

32%

35% 34%

30% 25% 20%

19%

19%

17%

15% 10%

10%

11%

14% 13%

19%

2009 14% 12% 12%

13%12%

2011 2013

10% 5%

5% 0%

75+

65-74

55-64

45-54

35-44

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