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December 16, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs has hired its first sustainability manager responsible for overseeing green initiatives and addressing concerns over climate change in government operations. Monica Ospina previously worked for Broward County’s air program as the environmental planning and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs city commissioners approved the following spending items during their Dec. 15 meeting. These items are based on information in the meeting’s agenda document. - Purchase eight John Deere utility vehicles from Everglades Equipment Group of Wellington, Fla. in ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – There are close to 70 miles of irrigation pipes across public land in Coral Springs, watering parks, street medians, and lawns surrounding city buildings. Bill Ray is responsible for keeping those public spaces looking as green as they can be. As the city’s irrigation ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – To remain competitive with other cities in South Florida, Coral Springs police officers would get a 4 percent increase in salaries this year, next year, and the following year under new employment contracts being considered by city commissioners this week. Based on the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you’re tired of the construction on Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs, you’ll have to live with it for another year or so. The 4.8-mile road improvement project on Coral Ridge Drive from Southgate Boulevard to Wyndham Circle is scheduled to be completed in late 2022, said ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A three-story observation tower on the western edge of Coral Springs to overlook the Everglades. And next to it: an elevated walking path over a wetlands area. These are both conceptual ideas that Coral Springs is asking prospective developers to consider building behind ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs is asking developers to come up with ideas for a “destination attraction” on vacant land next to the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex on Royal Palm Boulevard. The city announced Thursday the opening of a process for developers to submit plans to build a facility in ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs is expanding street cleaning services to improve the appearance and safety of roads and reduce environment damage from street debris, the city’s public works director said. Last week, city commissioners approved spending $281,044 to buy a new street ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs is considering waiving the city’s competitive bidding process to hire a consulting firm for $100,000 for the coming year. City commissioners, on Wednesday, are expected to decide whether to hire HRE, LLC, of Franklin, Tenn. for professional consulting services ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs is supporting a proposed state law that would allow the city to create “smoke-free zones” in parks. City commissioners unanimously agreed last week to draft a resolution supporting Senate bill 224 that would permit Florida cities and counties to restrict smoking ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – During the past decade, the Hispanic and Black populations have increased in Coral Springs while the white population has shrunk, according to new 2020 Census figures. And the city’s population has grown older, too. These are among the highlights of the preliminary 2020 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Michael Udine, who represents Coral Springs, Parkland, Tamarac and North Lauderdale as a Broward County commissioner, is now the county mayor. Udine, who was previous the county’s vice mayor, was sworn in on Tuesday morning at the county commission chambers surrounded by his ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The next Coral Springs City Commission election is just under a year away and, so far, there are no battles for the three open seats. According to the city clerk’s office, it’s just the incumbents who have filed to regain their seats in the Nov. 8, 2022 municipal election -- ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs has hired a builder for the $4.9 million job of reconstructing an outdated fire station serving the city’s southeast side. The new Fire Station No. 64 will be built just up the road on Ramblewood Drive where the existing station is at 500 Ramblewood ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs is looking for input from residents and businesses on how the city should spend $10 million in federal pandemic relief funds. City managers announced this week that they will host a community forum on Jan. 24 to discuss federal American Rescue Plan Act, which ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – More than a year ago, a development company proposed to build a new surf park on vacant land next to the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex on Royal Palm Boulevard. Margate-based Ocean Sports Development offered to construct a surfing pool surrounded by sand as well as retail ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Another major road construction project could be coming to Coral Springs, this one on Royal Palm Boulevard. According to a city document, the $10.4 million project would include widening Royal Palm Boulevard from Riverside Drive to Coral Springs Drive in order to add new ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs is approved for $20 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act passed earlier this year to help provide relief from the pandemic’s crushing blow to the economy. This week, city leaders are planning to discuss how they intend to spend half of that money - ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After construction delays, plans to build a new splash pad at a Coral Springs park are moving ahead with the aim of opening the water attraction by next summer. The splash pad for Betti Stradling Park at 10301 Wiles Road was supposed to open last summer, but the project was ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Joan Dowling still remembers driving past Cypress Park in Coral Springs in 1981, just as she had started a new job as the city’s park ranger. “There was nothing there,” she said. “I wondered if it would ever be a park.” Now, 40 years later, Cypress Park is one of the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – During the pandemic, Coral Springs’ top two officials, the city manager and city attorney, steered the city through emergency orders, revenue declines, and other challenges – and the reward for their work: earning 3 percent salary increases. City commissioners approved last ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In the end, a divided Coral Springs City Commission moved forward with a resolution opposing restrictive abortion laws in Texas and other states. After weeks of contentious public comments, emails, and phone calls from city residents and members of groups, a 3-2 vote passed ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A new 125-foot cell tower will be built on the property of a church in the northwest corner of Coral Springs. City commissioners gave approval Wednesday for the cell tower to be constructed on the property of Parkridge Church at 5600 Coral Ridge Drive on the south side of the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For adults, Coral Springs is looking to build café-style areas in parks where they can read in chairs, use WiFi to do work, charge their phones, and enjoy nature. For teens, the city is considering constructing other areas in parks where they can sit on colorful chairs or ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The return of curbside recycling in Coral Springs on Nov. 1 will come with a request from city officials: to control the costs, residents will need to learn the proper way to recycle. The costs for the new agreement with recycling hauler, Waste Management, will depend on ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs city commissioners waded this week into the debate over the controversial legislation passed in Texas and other states restricting abortion. Commissioners had planned Wednesday to discuss a proposed city resolution opposing the law and directing the city’s ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs will get a second marijuana dispensary. Against the wishes of nearby residents, the City Commission allowed Wednesday for Trulieve to open in a 4,200-square-feet of space in a strip mall at 10400 West Atlantic Boulevard. Under a city ordinance approved in ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs is considering buying 34 new vehicles for the police and fire departments at a cost of more than $1.2 million. If approved, the public safety vehicles would replace aging vehicles as well as add new ones to the city fleet, according to a city memo. “The ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The next big construction project in Coral Springs: expansion of University Drive from NW 40 Street to the Sawgrass Expressway. City commissioners are expected on Wednesday to vote on the federally funded project that has been in the works for years. The project calls for ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – One of the nation’s largest marijuana dispensaries is expected to ask Coral Springs city commissioners this week for approval to open in a strip mall in the south part of the city. Even though city staff recommends approval for Trulieve to open, the city’s Planning and Zoning ...

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