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In observance of the upcoming holidays, City of Plantation governmental offices will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2018, and New Year’s Day, January 1, 2019. Other holiday hours:

Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library

  • Open Christmas Eve, December 24 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Open New Year’s Eve, December 31 from 12:00 noon – 5:00 PM
  • Closed New Year’s Day

Parks & Recreation Facilities

  • Open Monday December 24 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (with the exception of Central Park which will close at 3:00 PM in preparation for Santa’s Visit)
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Open New Year’s Eve, December 31 from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Closed New Year’s Day
  • City Parks will be open from 8:00 AM to Dusk daily for all of the holidays.
  • Please note Volunteer Park is regularly closed on Mondays and will be closed on the above days.


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The City of Plantation is saddened to share the passing of  Ernest Burkeen, Jr., the City’s Parks and Recreation Director.  Ernest began his career with the City in April 2016.   

Ernest was a product of the City of Detroit, graduating Western High School in 1966. He served four years in the United States Navy, two years aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga and two years in Kenitra, Morocco.  Ernest attended college at Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree.

He was a nationally respected leader in his field; his distinguished career included previously serving as Director of the parks and recreation departments in the cities of Detroit, Miami, Baltimore, and Fort Lauderdale.

Ernest served the City of Plantation Parks and Recreation Director from April 2016 until his passing December 2, 2018.  He was a key part of our organization and shared a deep passion for his profession.  Plantation greatly benefited from this passion during his brief time with us.

Members of the Plantation Parks & Recreation staff considered Ernest their leader, their mentor, and most of all their friend. He uniquely touched everyone at every level in the City he made contact with and shared a friendship only he could create. He had an infectious personality and a smile that could light up a room.  We are thankful he was part of the Plantation family.  He will be dearly missed by all.

Mr. Burkeen is survived by his three children, Michelle and Ernest III of Michigan, and Evan of Fort Lauderdale.

Solid Waste Service – Holiday Dates

The only holiday Waste Management does not provide solid waste service is Christmas, which falls on Tuesday, December 25 this year.

  • If your regularly scheduled solid waste pickup day falls on Christmas day, we will collect the garbage on Friday December 28.
  • If your regular recycling day falls on Christmas day,  we will collect the recycling on  January 1.
  • Waste Management will be operating all regular collection routes on January 1, 2019.
  • Christmas trees will be collected with the resident’s regular bulk collection schedule in January.

Please call Public Works (954-452-2535) or Waste Management (954-974-7500) with questions.

Fire Department Fee Increase

Effective October 1,2018 the Plantation Fire Department will increase its Fire Inspection fees by 10% across the board. The changes correspond to the attached ordinance.

Please be aware, all inspections done prior to October 1 will be billed under the old fees.  Any inspections after October 1 will be billed under the new fee schedule.

Introducing:  Everbridge!

The City of Plantation is proud to launch Everbridge®, a citizen notification system that will share information with residents such as road closures, “be on the lookout for…” messages, emergency/severe weather info and more. Alerts will be sent via Facebook, Twitter, text, email, mobile phones, and/or landlines – however you choose to receive them.  Click here for more information and to sign up.

Winter 2018/19 Recreation Quarterly is now available!

Cover  Registration is November 5 – 18; classes begin November 9.





Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Planning Study

The City of Plantation is participating in Broward County Aviation Department’s (BCAD’s) Part 150 Study Process for the airport by being members on the Study’s Technical Committee (TC) and Study Coordination Committee (SCC).  City of Plantation Administration will be assisting in distributing information related to the study to City residents throughout the Part 150 Study process.

The Part 150 Study is a formal evaluation process that will include a review of the airport’s operations (aircraft type, frequency, time of day, arrival/departure routes), as prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Recommendations from this study will be submitted to the FAA for consideration and approval.  All local residents are encouraged to participate in this study through the various public meetings/workshops that will be conducted.  We invite you to provide any information or issues you may have with airport noise by contacting the City of Plantation at 954-797-2723.

Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida

mosquitoMosquitoes are annoying and can carry serious diseases such as encephalitis (West Nile, St. Louis and Eastern Equine), yellow fever, dengue and malaria. Be a good neighbor and help control mosquitoes. If there are any places around your home where water collects, you may be raising mosquitoes!

Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida (flyer)

Zika Virus

There are different types of mosquitoes in Broward County. Two types of them (Aedes Aegypti and Aedes albopictus) carry the Zika virus, which is an “urban” mosquito. They like to breed in smaller bodies of water such as tires, planters, pet bowls, children’s toys, buckets and bottle caps.

Residents and business owners are the first line of defense when it comes to reducing mosquito breeding sites. Everyone should take the time to survey their property and empty and remove all containers that hold standing water. The females like to lay their eggs in artificial containers like those mentioned.  It’s very rare that an abandoned pool will become a mosquito breeding site, and rarer still that it would breed the type of mosquito that carries the Zika virus.

Residents don’t need to be concerned about lakes, canals, roadside ditches or retention ponds either. The Aedes Aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquito does not breed in those bodies of water.

For more information, see flyer: Breaking the Zika Virus Cycle.

Mosquito spraying for any reason (both nuisance and health-related reasons) is also a County service.  You may get more information and an online mosquito spray request form.

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