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Fort Lauderdale Completes Construction of River Oaks Stormwater Preserve

The City of Fort Lauderdale today officially marked the completion of the River Oaks Stormwater Preserve project with a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony. Just outside the Preserve, Mayor Dean J. Trantalis and District IV Commissioner Ben Sorensen spoke about the significance of the project moments before cutting the ribbon and inviting attendees to join them on a walk through the site.
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New Boutique Hotel Coming to Fort Lauderdale Beach: Bayshore Hotel Dominates City Commission Meeting

Two Years After Rejection, the City Commission Votes to Approve Beachfront Boutique Hotel. Last night, after several hours of public comment, the City Commission voted to adopt a resolution approving the residential development known as the Bayshore Hotel. This modified site plan is a proposed Settlement in a Florida Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act Process and a Site Plan Level IV development permit for the construction of a mixed-use multifamily residential development.
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Traffic Advisory: Henry E. Kinney Tunnel to Close Overnight 10/12 & 10/13

The following full closures will be in effect on Tuesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 13 for cleaning of the Henry E. Kinney Tunnel:. The southbound lanes of the Henry E. Kinney Tunnel (US 1 / Federal Highway) will be fully closed overnight on Tuesday, October 12 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Traffic will be detoured to Broward Boulevard, SE 3 Avenue, and SE 7 Street.
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October 6 is Energy Efficiency Day

October 6 has been designated Energy Efficiency Day as part of an annual nationwide campaign to put a spotlight on saving money, cutting pollution, reducing energy waste and creating jobs. In support of this day, the City of Fort Lauderdale provides the resources below to help our neighbors to save energy and Green Your Routine.
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Fort Lauderdale Completes Construction of New Sewer Force Main

Following a year and a half of construction, the City of Fort Lauderdale today celebrated the successful activation of its new 7-mile redundant sewer force main. Mayor Dean J. Trantalis, District II Commissioner Steve Glassman, and District IV Commissioner Ben Sorensen opened a valve in Victoria Park to fully activate the new transmission line after a ceremony outside St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church near NE 8 Street where the work of the two contractors involved in the project connected.
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Lake Melva Floating Treatment Wetland Aims to Improve Water Quality

The City Commission has identified waterway quality as one of their top priorities this year. The City is committed to ensuring that Fort Lauderdale waterways are clean and safe for residents, visitors, and local wildlife. As part of this effort, the City is experimenting with a creative approach to improve water quality in Lake Melva in the form of a vegetated island that was recently launched into the lake between NE 16 Street and NE 17 Street.
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King Tides Advisory: Beware of Possible Flooding

High tides have already begun exceeding the City's threshold for experiencing tidal inundation in low lying areas as of September 8. The predicted date for King Tides is September 9, however, the City could begin experiencing some flooding sooner and could last through Sunday and possibly Monday. Be on the lookout for water on roadways.
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Traffic Advisory: Henry E. Kinney Tunnel Improvements & Pedestrian Plaza Project Begins Tuesday, September 7

FDOT's Henry E. Kinney Tunnel Improvements and Pedestrian Plaza Project will begin construction on Tuesday, September 7. Project improvements include:. rehabilitating the structural, mechanical, electrical, architectural, and life safety components of the Henry E. Kinney Tunnel. milling and resurfacing SR 5/ US-1 from Rio Vista Boulevard to south of the...
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All Lanes of EB Broward Blvd. at SW 8 Ave. Open Following Abandoned Water Service Line Repair

Thursday, September 2 at 9 a.m. All lanes of eastbound Broward Boulevard are open. Crews repaired a leak in an abandoned one-inch service line and restored the road overnight. Because the damaged pipe was an abandoned one-inch service line and not the City's nearby 16-inch water line, the precautionary boil water notice that was scheduled to go into effect at 5 a.m. today has been rescinded.
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A Message from Mayor Dean J. Trantalis on King Tides

And December 2-7 What the City is Doing to Prepare. The City is using stormwater fees to invest in long-term strategies to adapt to seasonal king tides and the inevitable impact of sea level rise on our coastal community. Your City Commission is proactive in keeping our neighbors and visitors safe. Since last year, we have raised select seawalls, installed additional tidal valves, and made drainage improvements to reduce the frequency, duration, and intensity of tidal flooding in vulnerable areas.
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Pump Station B-22 Replacement Project in Bay Colony

The City of Fort Lauderdale is working with Intercounty Engineering, Inc. to replace wastewater Pump Station B-22 with a prefabricated submersible pump station that will provide more reliable service and require less maintenance. Construction is expected to begin on Monday, September 13 and be completed in January 2022. Work is scheduled to take place Monday through Friday between approximately 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. This schedule is subject to change based on inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
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Public Hearings to Consider Utility Rate Increase: Sept. 8 & 13

On September 8 and September 13, 2021, an ordinance amending Chapter 28 of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Code of Ordinances will be presented to the City Commission. In order to establish reserves necessary to fund costs associated with a new water treatment plant, the amendment proposes current and future increases to the City’s water, tapping, master meter, sprinkler meter, fire service protection, and service availability rates, fees, and charges. Each meeting will begin at 5:01 p.m. and will be held in the Commission Chambers on the 1st Floor of Fort Lauderdale City Hall, located at 100 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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Fort Lauderdale Ranked #32 Green Fleet in North America

Our award-winning Fleet Services team has done it again! The NAFA Fleet Management Association recently ranked the City of Fort Lauderdale as the #32 Green Fleet in North America, advancing from #36 in 2020. Fort Lauderdale is the only city in Broward County and one of just four cities in Florida recognized in the list that includes more than 50 commercial and government fleets.
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Downtown Tidal Valves Project in Sailboat Bend

The City of Fort Lauderdale is working with Southeastern Engineering Contractors, Inc. to improve existing stormwater infrastructure throughout the Downtown area to alleviate flooding caused by high tides. Planned Improvements. Replacing aging stormwater infrastructure. Cleaning of drainage lines. Installing in-line check valves. Construction is expected to begin on Friday, August...
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Pump Station B-4 Redundant Force Main Project in Coral Ridge

The City of Fort Lauderdale is working with David Mancini and Sons to install 5,000 linear feet of new 24-inch sewer force main along Bayview Drive in Coral Ridge. The new force main will connect to Pump Station B-4 that is located in George English Park. It will be constructed using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe and will be installed using horizontal directional drilling, a process that minimizes impacts to the surrounding neighborhood. Once completed, the new force main will create redundancy, enhance reliability, and improve services for our neighbors.
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