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City Launches New Website

The City of Margate is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, margatefl.com. The new site will increase community engagement and enhance communication between the City and its residents. Some features include:

  • Using the new citizen request tracker, citizens will not only be able to report concerns such as potholes, street light outages, etc., but they will also be able to track the work from start to finish via email notifications.
  • The CivicHR module makes applying for a City job and attracting the best talent easier. Candidates will now be able to apply, provide resumes and additional resources, and save progress online - from anywhere, anytime. 
  • The NotifyMe feature provides the City more options to communicate with the public. Citizens can sign up to receive city alerts, press releases, events and meeting notifications, and electronic newsletters via email.
  • The Bid Postings module allows users to sign up to be notified when a new bid becomes available.

Users will also have the ability to create a personal account to tailor the information they want to know about.

For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (954) 935-5306.


Winter Festival Set for Dec. 15th 

The City’s Annual Winter Festival, hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department, is set for Friday, December 15th from 6 to 10 p.m. along Margate Boulevard, between SR 7 and 58th Avenue. 

The free event will feature a one-of-a-kind Paintscaping light show. In addition, the Winter Festival will include real “Florida Style” snow (for ages 11 and under), rides for the children, arts and crafts activities, food vendors, live on-stage performances and pictures with Santa (bring your own camera).

Paintscaping Laser Show

No Garbage, Recycling or Yard Waste Collection Dec. 25th

As a reminder, there will be no garbage, recycling or yard waste collection on Monday, December 25th. If your households garbage collection falls on Christmas Day, you may place excess garbage outside of your garbage cart in garbage cans and/or garbage bags on your next scheduled garbage collection day. This exception is only for those who missed a collection day due to the Christmas holiday, which is the only day of the year garbage collection is suspended. 

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Register Now for Co-ed Softball League

Play ball! Registration for the City of Margate’s Adult Co-ed Softball League is now open for residents and non-residents, ages 18 years and older. 

Players of all skill levels who enjoy the game of softball and want to participate in a fun, competitive sport are encouraged to register before Thursday, January 16th at the Parks and Recreation Office, located at 6199 NW 10th Street. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. 

Games will take place February through April on Thursday nights, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Oriole Field, located at 7044 NW 1st Street, Margate.

The registration fee per team is $500, which includes game balls, umpire, scorekeeper, first place medals and championship t-shirts. Each team is required to have at least 12 players.

For more information, please contact Gabriel Colon at (954) 972-6458 or by email at gcolon@margatefl.com.

Sounds at Sundown

Sounds at Sundown Concert Series Kicks Off on January 6th

Mark your calendar! The 20th Annual Sounds at Sundown concert series kicks off January 6th! The free events will take place between the months of January – June 2018 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the northwest corner of Margate Boulevard and 441. Enjoy live music, an eclectic mix of local artists and crafters, and food trucks serving up delicious snacks, meals and desserts. Plan to stay for the evening – bring lawn chairs and blankets, relax, dance, sing and enjoy the live entertainment and food at your leisure. 

For the 2018 dates, please see the Special Events Calendar on Page 3. For more information, call (954) 972-6458.

Save Water

Save Water and $$ One Flush at a Time

If your home was built before 1994 and your toilets use more than 1.6 gallons per flush, then you’re paying too much for water. We urge you to change out your water guzzling toilets and if you do, you can get up to $100 back per toilet. Not only will you get $100, but with a WaterSense® high-efficiency toilet (or two) you can save lots of water, which will in turn lower your water bills.

Homes, businesses and nonprofits in Margate are eligible. 

Three things to know:
Pre-approval is required
The application process is easy
Most applicants get their rebate in 4-6 weeks.

To apply for the rebate, go to ConservationPays.com. 

End Your Year Without the “Bang!”

As you plan your New Year’s Eve celebration, please remember that it is illegal to buy, sell or use fireworks that explode or propel into the air. The Margate Police Department will be out in full force to ensure compliance of State and City laws. Under Florida law, only novelty-type fireworks are legal for consumer usage. Anything that flies in the air or explodes is illegal. Using illegal fireworks is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. (Chapter 791, FS).

Illegal fireworks include: 
Firecrackers
Bottle rockets
Missiles 
Skyrockets
Mortars
Cherry Bombs
Sparkler Bombs
Torpedoes
Roman Candles
Dago Bombs

What’s legal? Sparklers are legal. Sparklers are handheld or placed on the ground and emits sparks until it burns out.

City of Margate officials wish you a safe and fun holiday season.

Student Government Day

Student Government Day 2017

With excitement, 21 students from Margate STEM Magnet Middle School walked into City Hall as participants of the City’s Annual Student Government Day. Hosted by the City Clerk’s Office, Student Government Day provides the school’s Student Council members with an up-close view of local government operations in a fun and engaging manner. The students learned about the policy-making process of local government by participating in a mock Commission Meeting alongside City officials, they toured various Departments and asked thought-provoking questions of staff, and they gained an increased understanding of how the City impacts their quality of life. Here’s to a bright future with these up-and-coming City leaders!

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