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Transportation and Infrastructure Sales Surtaxes


On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Broward County voters will head to the polls for the US Presidential Election. In addition to voting for the next President of the United States, on the ballot voters will see two half-cent surtax referendums. While voters get to decide, the 15 million visitors to Broward County each year will help to fund the surtax and in turn the improvements that can be enjoyed by local residents for years to come. 
Sales Tax Distribution

1/2 Penny Transportation Surtax


Revenues from this surtax would go to Broward County to fund county-wide transportation improvements to reduce traffic congestion, develop rail and enhanced bus systems, improve roads and signalization, and develop safe sidewalks and bicycle pathways.
  

1/2 Penny Infrastructure Surtax


Revenues from this surtax would go to Broward municipalities, including Hollywood, and unincorporated Broward County to fund infrastructure improvements, construct and improve public buildings, facilities and roads, transportation projects, pedestrian safety projects, purchase equipment and public safety vehicles, and recreation and conservation land acquisitions.
Who Will Supervise the Surtax
Projects proposed to be funded with surtax dollars must first be approved by an independent Oversight Board. Voters must approve both surtaxes to be implemented and if approved, would go into effect January 1, 2017 and continue until 2047.

In Hollywood, approximately $12 million dollars in annual revenue is anticipated which would allow the City to secure bonds to pay for roadway improvements, city facilities upgrades and many other projects to improve the safety, appearance and function of the City. While the variety and number of needed improvements city-wide is great, projects and improvements have been identified that would have the most immediate, largest impact and serve the greatest number of people in Hollywood.  Identified projects have been broken down into the following categories:
  • Public Safety
  • Infrastructure
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Environmental Sustainability/Resiliency
  • Transportation
  • City Facilities
   
Below are the types of projects currently identified by the City for funding through the half-penny local infrastructure surtax. There are additional projects to be undertaken in Hollywood by Broward County through the half-penny Transportation Surtax.  Information and costs associated with these projects are more certain for the first 10 years of the proposed 30 year surtax term and are subject to change due to emergencies, such as hurricanes or other natural disasters, or changes in funding priorities, including changes resulting from emerging technologies. All proposed projects will be evaluated and adopted through a public process with both City Commission approval and the the approval of the surtax oversight board required.  For information on projects to be funded through the half-penny County Transportation Surtax, go to www.APennyAtWork.com and use the interactive map.

Public Safety:

ALS Rescue Unit Replacement:

Replacement of Advanced Life Support (ALS) rescue units over a twenty-year period as an approximate cost of $6,000,000.
Fire hose

Fire Hose Replacement:

Fire hose replacement on vehicles and at stations to occur in 2017 through 2036 at an approximate cost of $600.000.

Fire Pumper:

Replacement of a Fire Pumper.

Fire Rescue Support Vehicle:

Replacement of vehicles for fire prevention bureau and beach safety division.
Beach Lifeguard Stand

Lifeguard Tower Replacement:

Replacement of lifeguard towers on Hollywood Beach and install a new tower at Nevada Street.
Fire Rescue with flame

Replace Fire Engines Citywide:

Replacement of fire engines and associated equipment over a twenty year period at an approximate cost of $3,600,000. 
Station 45 Elevation East
Station 45 Elevation West

Replacement of Fire Station #45:

Demolition of the existing outdated Fire Station and Garage facility located at 1810 N 64th Avenue in Hollywood followed by the construction of a new 7,224 square foot Fire Station on the site to be LEED and BSCBC certified.

Replacement of Hazmat Vehicle:

Replacement of Hazmat vehicle at an approximate cost of $800,000.

SCBA Replacement Units:

Replacement of 110 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units.

Stretchers for ALS Rescue Units:

Replacement of Advanced Life Support Rescue Unit stretchers needed for transport.

Upgrades to Fire Stations:

Installation of equipment and upgrades to stations including personal protective gear cleaning equipment, upgrading security systems, replacing T1 lines, updating of E-911 dispatch tone notification equipment and exhaust capture equipment.
Police cars

Police Vehicle Replacement:

Replacement of police vehicles at an approximate cost of $10,000,000 from 2017 through 2021.
CCTV and License Plate Reader

Closed Circuit TV and License Plate Reader Cameras:

Installation of Closed Circuit TV and License Plate Reader cameras throughout the City to provide enhanced security and investigative information to the Hollywood Police Department.  Cameras would be placed primarily along major corridors at an approximate cost of $12,000,000 anticipated to be completed 2017 through 2022.

Infrastructure/Transportation


Alley Resurfacing:

Reconstruction and resurfacing of alleys throughout the City. Project will occur from 2017 through 2036 at an approximate cost of $5,000,000.

Citywide Street Resurfacing:

Resurfacing of streets throughout the City at an approximate cost of $24,000,000 Citywide from 2017 through 2036.

Community Shuttle Buses:

Acquisition of transit vehicles to establish a community shuttle program.

LED Street Lighting Program:

Citywide replacement of street lighting system with new fixtures and pedestrian level lighting using energy efficient LED lighting.

Transportation/Traffic Calming:

Installation of traffic safety and transportation improvement projects including pedestrian safety projects, signage and traffic calming at an approximate cost of $5,000,000 Citywide from 2017 through 2026.
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All Aboard rendering

Coastal Link Station & Parking Garage:

Construction of a rail platform with canopy, grade separation overpass and ticket building.
Hollywood Boulevard Complete Streets

Complete Streets Hollywood Boulevard:

City portion of $6.8 million MPO funded "Complete Streets" improvement project including pavered sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian lighting, transit amenities, landscaping, safety median, traffic signal upgrades and crosswalks. CLICK HERE for more information on the Hollywood Boulevard Complete Streets Improvement Project.Save
Johnson Street Complete Streets 28th Ave Perspective
Johnson Street rendering

Complete Streets Johnson Street:

Acquisition of right-of-way along Johnson Street for implementation of "Complete Streets" design. CLICK HERE for more information on the Johnson Street Complete Streets Improvement Project.
State Road 7 Complete Streets
State Road 7 pedestrian bridge

Complete Streets State Road 7:

City contribution to $60 million dollar FDOT improvement project to fund mobility hubs, pedestrian access to the linear park, lighting, play & exercise equipment, shade structure, drinking fountains, wayfinding signage, traffic calming measures, paved parking. CLICK HERE for more information on the State Road 7 Complete Streets Improvement Project.
Federal Hwy
Federal Hollywood Complete Streets

Complete Streets Federal Highway:

Installation of "Complete Streets" Improvements including designated bike lanes, pedestrian level lighting, transit amenities, sidewalk enhancements, crosswalk upgrades, landscaping and signalization upgrades. CLICK HERE for more information on the US1 Complete Streets Improvement Project.

Industrial Park & Corridor Improvements:

Infrastructure improvements and beautification of roadways in commercial and industrial districts and is anticipated to occur in various areas.
Waterway

Marine Waterway Master Plan Projects:

Funding in an approximate amount of $10,000,000 for various projects listed in the Waterway Mater Plan, such as a seawall study, marina upgrade, renovations to Rotary Park Boat Ramp and waterfront park enhancements. CLICK HERE for the Marine Waterway Master Plan.

Neighborhood Improvements:

Installation of neighborhood improvements including gateway features, signage, landscaping, curbing and installation of noise and screen walls. Improvements will occur throughout the City at an approximate cost of $15,000,000 form 2017 through 2026.  Currently neighborhoods throughout the City of Hollywood are working with the City to update their Neighborhood Master Plans. Projects identified through this process could be eligible to be funded through the local infrastructure surtax.
Sidewalks being poured

New and Replacement Sidewalks:

Installation of new sidewalks including ADA ramps and curbing, and replacement of cracked or broken sidewalks throughout the City. CLICK HERE to see the Pavement Study Master Plan.

Sanitary Sewer System along Federal Highway:

Replace septic system with new sanitary sewers in the vicinity of US1 and Sheridan Street which is an important commercial corridor with no sanitary sewer service.

Structural Repairs to C-10 Bridges:

Structural repair of five bridges along the C-10 canal system, specifically at Sherman Street, Taft Street, Johnson Street, 29 Avenue, and Sanders Street. Project will occur from 2017 through 2036 at an estimated cost of $1,800,000 for all locations.
Turtle lighting on the beach

Turtle Lighting Improvements:

Replacement of fixtures on Hollywood Beach with new turtle friendly lighting.


Parks and Recreation:


Glass blowing studio at ArtsPark

Outdoor Sport Court Replacement:

Replacement of basketball courts, tennis courts, paddleball courts and skate parks throughout the City at an approximate cost of $275,000 to occur from 2017 through 2026.

Playground Improvements:

Replacement of safety surfacing, playground equipment and share covers at various City parks at an approximate cost of $3,000,000 to occur from 2017 through 2026.

Sheridan Oaks Walking Trail Improvements:

Addition of an elevated walkway throughout the preserved natural habitat.

Stan Goldman Park Improvements:

Installation of entrance pergola, additional park lighting, updated fencing, solar bollards, security cameras, benches, emergency call station, exercise equipment, sand volleyball court and half basketball court, and landscaping.
Tennis Court

Outdoor Sport Court Replacement:

Replacement of basketball courts, tennis courts, paddleball courts and skate parks throughout the City at an approximate cost of $275,000 to occur from 2017 through 2026.

Playground Improvements:

Replacement of safety surfacing, playground equipment and share covers at various City parks at an approximate cost of $3,000,000 to occur from 2017 through 2026.

Sheridan Oaks Walking Trail Improvements:

Addition of an elevated walkway throughout the preserved natural habitat.

Stan Goldman Park Improvements:

Installation of entrance pergola, additional park lighting, updated fencing, solar bollards, security cameras, benches, emergency call station, exercise equipment, sand volleyball court and half basketball court, and landscaping.
Washington Park Community Center weight room

Washington Park Center Gym and Weight Room:

Replace wooden gym flooring and renovate the weight room.

MLK Center Gym Floor

MLK Community Center Gym Floor:

 Replace the wooden gym flooring.

Montella Park Restrooms:

 Construction of restroom facilities at Montella Park.


Environmental Sustainability/Resiliency:


Beach Renourishment

Beach Renourishment:

City contribution for beach renourshiment in an estimated amount of $5,000,000 from 2017 through 2026.
Bio swale

Environmental Resiliency:

Construction of projects to improve the resiliency of City infrastructure including drainage projects, bio-swales, septic to sewer conversion. This project is expected to occur Citywide at an approximate cost of $10,000,000 form 2017 through 2026. 

Open Space/Land Acquisition:

Land acquisition for expansion of City facilities, addition of parks or open space anticipated to occur from 2017 through 2026 at an approximate cost of $5,000,000.
Seawall

Sea Wall Construction:

 Install new seawalls in the public rights-of-way, preplace aging seawalls and address seepage around North and South Lake and adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway at an approximate cost of $30,000,000 form 2022 through 2036.


City Facilities:


City Facility Renovations & Improvements:

replacement of HVAC systems, flooring and roofs and various City facilities and buildings at an approximate cost of $10,000,000 Citywide from 2017-2026.
Hollywood Marina Aerial

City Marina Improvements:

Improvements to the City Marina including upgrade of dock power pedestals, installation of solar security lighting for dock safety, and replacement of fuel dispenser equipment.

High Service Pump Replacement:

Replacement of existing high service pumps at the City's Water Treatment Plant with new energy efficient pumps with variable frequency drives.

Police Administrative & Training Building:

Construction of a new police administrative and training facility to include a parking garage, furnishings and equipment.


Sailor's Point Boat Ramp Improvements:

Renovation and upgrade of boat launch area, landing area and staging area.

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