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FAQs

What is the Building Lauderhill Together Bond?
The Building Lauderhill Together General Obligation Bond is a proposed City of Lauderhill General Obligation Bond intended to raise funds to make improvements throughout the City. City of Lauderhill registered voters will vote on the bond at the primary election on August 30, 2016. The total amount to be borrowed is $44,500,000 and will be used to improve parks, roadways, and public safety in Lauderhill.
What is a General Obligation Bond?
A General Obligation Bond is a voter-approved municipal bond backed by the credit and taxing power of the City of Lauderhill. This low-interest bond is repayable from taxes and backed by the full faith and credit of the City of Lauderhill. Funds raised must be used for capital improvement project such as beautification, parks improvement, infrastructure development, and health and safety enhancements.
Is this the first time Lauderhill has issued a Bond like this?
No. In 2005, residents of Lauderhill voted to approve the Great Neighborhoods General Obligation Bond for $35 million. To date, all improvement projects from that bond have been completed and the payoff date is set for 2027. Unfortunately, there is more work to be done to keep our parks, and roadway infrastructure functioning and safe for our residents; and now, more than ever, is it important to update our police equipment and training.
Will the City’s credit rating continue to be excellent after the issuance of this bond?
Yes. This bond will not have a significant impact on the City’s credit rating.
What improvements will the bond funds make possible?
Capital improvement projects are anticipated to be funded for all of our areas: NW Lauderhill, Inverrary, Central Lauderhill, East Lauderhill and SE Lauderhill. For a full list of project details, see the sections below.

  • Parks and Recreation: $20 million – Renovations to city parks including playgrounds, buildings/additions/bathrooms, awnings, trails, turfs, sporting areas, pools, etc.
  • Roadways: $13,000,000 – Updates to city walls, new walls, speed humps, roundabouts, medians, landscaping, roads, neighborhood signage, etc.
  • Public Safety: $11,500,000 – Added lighting and security cameras to parks, police body cameras and expansion.
What are the proposed projects for each neighborhood?
How long have these projects been in planning?
Elected officials, city staff, and residents have been in discussions about making these improvements for the past 2 years.
Is there any other way to pay for these Building Lauderhill Together bond improvements?
Until recently, the City has been able to fund needed improvements using other sources. If funding were to continue on this basis, however, the projects would need to be scheduled over the next 10-15 years, as funds become available.
Why issue the bond at this time?
During a recent series of meetings, between residents and City commissioners, a consensus was reached to find a funding source that would enable the projects to be done now; to enjoy the benefits they will bring.
Will there be a cost to me for the improvements to our city?
Yes. The bond’s annual cost to homeowners is based on the taxable home value (assessed value less the $25,000 homestead and other applicable exemptions). See below for the AVERAGE home values and taxable values for the city of Lauderhill. If you have questions regarding your property taxes, review your tax statement or call the city tax office.

Avg. Home Value Taxable Value What You Pay Annually
$80,827 $32,465 $41
$89,808 $29,062 $37
$109,725 $79,908 $102
$162,822 $83,143 $106
$193,052 $85,526 $109
$392,250 $268,000 $342
Approximately $2: The average cost for residents…less than one cup of coffee per week.
Is there a difference between my home’s assessed value and the value at which I might sell my home?
Yes. Be sure to check your most recent real estate tax bill for the current assessed value of your home. Assessed value is frequently considerably below your home’s sales value.
How long after the bond is approved will it take to begin to see results?
Following a “yes” vote, on August 30th, to proceed with the bond, design and construction could begin almost immediately.
How do I get more information about what is happening in my neighborhood?
What questions should I look for on the ballot on August 30th?
There will be three separate questions regarding the Building Lauderhill Together GO Bond on the ballot, one each for parks, roadways, and public safety. The questions will be exactly as follows:

OFFICIAL BALLOT
CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA
PUBLIC SAFETY PROJECTS GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS
To acquire, construct, equip, renovate, replace and improve police facilities and equipment, security cameras and lighting, and pay related costs, shall Lauderhill, Florida issue bonds not exceeding $11,500,000, in one or more series, bearing interest not exceeding the maximum legal rate, maturing not later than 30 years from their issuance date(s), payable from ad valorem taxes levied for such bonds, all as described in Resolution NO. 16R-05-91?
FOR BONDS_________
AGAINST BONDS _________

PARK, RECREATIONAL, LEISURE AND CULTURAL PROJECTS GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS
To acquire, construct, equip, renovate, replace and improve park,
recreational, leisure and cultural facilities, and pay related costs shall Lauderhill, Florida issue bonds not exceeding $20,000,000, in one or more series, bearing interest not exceeding the maximum legal rate, maturing not later than 30 years from their issuance date(s), payable from ad valorem taxes levied for such bonds, all as described in Resolution No. 16R-
05-91?
FOR BONDS_________
AGAINST BONDS _________

ROADS, STREETSCAPE, TRAFFIC CALMING AND PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS
To acquire, construct, equip, renovate, replace and improve roads, streetscape, traffic calming and public transportation enhancements, including walls, and pay related costs shall Lauderhill, Florida issue bonds not exceeding $13,000,000, in one or more series, bearing interest not exceeding the maximum legal rate, maturing not later than 30 years from their issuance date(s), payable from ad valorem taxes levied for such bonds, all as described in Resolution No. 16R-05-91?
FOR BONDS_________
AGAINST BONDS _________

If you would like to see the improvements made, you need to vote “For Bonds.”
If you would not like to see the improvements made, you need to vote “Against Bonds”

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How can I voice my opinion?
  1. Pick up a yard sign at Veterans Park, John Mullin Park, City Hall or Sadkin Center and display it.
  2. Vote on August 30th or vote by absentee ballot. Call Broward County Supervisor of Elections 954-357-7055 to have a ballot mailed to you.
  3. Vote early at any of the county locations. Call 954-357-7050 or log on to www.browardsoe.org and click on “Voting Information” for locations and timing. You never know what distractions may occur on August 30th that might cause you to miss the elections and every vote counts.
  4. Talk with your neighbors and bring them with you when you vote.
What type of items will we get if one/two/or all three of the categories in the Building Lauderhill Together GO bond pass?
  1. Parks
    • Sports Park – Turf, scoreboard, jog trail, playground
    • Bradley Park – Amphitheater, pavilion, picnic tables
    • Lieberman Park – Amphitheater expansion
    • Westwind Park – Building/bathroom renovations, tennis rehab, windscreens
    • John Mullin Park – Cricket pitch, dugouts, walking path, kids basketball
    • Sadkin Center – Building/gym renovations, sport awning
    • Wolk Park – New building, rehab tennis and pool, fence, awning
    • St George Park – Cover basketball court, rubberize playground, rehab tennis, walking trail
    • West Ken Lark – Building Renovations, rubberize playground, pavilion, benches, bleachers and parking improvements
    • Jackie Gleason Park- Outdoor furniture, sign
    • Renaissance Park – Landscaping, sidewalk, trees
    • Maye Jenkins Park – Playground canopy, awning, falls zones
    • Rothkopf Park – Sign, awning, playground
    • Golf Course – Maintenance shed, windscreens
    • Veterans Park – Building renovation, dugouts, bleachers, fence
    • Various Land Acquisitions
    • City Hall Annex Park – Community Center and Gym
  2. Public Safety
    • Parks and Streets – Lighting and cameras in parks and pedestrian streets
    • Broward Estates – Acquisition/renovation of Feeding Center
    • Police – Building expansion, body cameras
    • Police – City-wide camera system
  3. Roadways
    • City wide – Walls
    • Environ/Sienna Greens – Walls
    • Inverrary Estates – Walls
    • 38 Ave – Streetscape furniture, lighting, medians, off street parking
    • City wide – Median improvements
    • Broward Blvd – Landscaping, medians, lighting
    • City wide – Speed humps and roundabouts
    • 47 Ave – Road reconstruction
    • City wide – Neighborhood signs, entrances, landscaping
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Northwest Lauderhill

The Northwest Lauderhill district has two major projects planned with the Building Lauderhill Together General Obligation Bond, in addition to the city-wide projects. Both Westwind Park and Veterans Park are in need of significant renovations and rehabilitations. These projects will not only bring these parks up to standard, but will highlight them as family-friendly spaces within the community. Take a look at some of the proposed improvements that would be possible with the approval of the Building Lauderhill Together GO Bond.
  • Westwind Park Renovations to include Building & Bathrooms
  • Westwind Park Renovations to Tennis Facility Rehabilitation
  • Westwind Park Improvements to include addition of Windscreens
  • Veterans Park Building Renovations
  • Veterans Park Improvements to include addition of Dugouts & Bleachers
  • Veterans Park Improvements to include additional Fencing

Inverrary

The Inverrary district within Lauderhill has several projects planned with the Building Lauderhill Together General Obligation Bond, in addition to the city-wide projects. Within the Inverrary district, Jackie Gleason Park and Rothkopf Park are both in need of renovations. In addition, the Building Lauderhill Together GO Bond has allocated funding for privacy walls within this district. The biggest planned project within this district will be the plans for City Hall Annex Park. Take a look at some of the proposed improvements that would be possible with the approval of the Building Lauderhill Together GO Bond.
  • City Hall Annex Park Improvements to include development of Community Center & Gym
  • Jackie Gleason Park Improvements to include addition of Outdoor Furniture & Signage
  • Rothkopf Park Improvements to include addition of Awning, Signage, and Playground
  • Environ/ Sienna Greens Privacy Walls
  • Inverrary Estates Privacy Walls

Central Lauderhill

The Central Lauderhill district has multiple projects planned with the Building Lauderhill Together General Obligation Bond, in addition to the city-wide projects. This district is proposed to receive four park improvement projects, with several major components planned across the district. The four parks with proposed developments are the Sports Park, John Mullin Park, South Gateway Park, And Renaissance Park. Take a look at some of the proposed improvements that would be possible with the approval of the Building Lauderhill Together GO Bond.
  • Sports Park Renovations to include addition of Turf & Scoreboard
  • Sports Park Improvements to include addition of a Jog Trail & Playground
  • John Mullin Park Improvements to include addition of Cricket Pitch & Dugouts
  • John Mullin Park Improvements to include addition of Walking Path & Kids Basketball
  • South Gateway Park Improvements to include addition of Bridge, Landscaping & Fountain Pumps
  • Renaissance Park Improvements to Landscaping, Sidewalks, and Trees

East Lauderhill

The East Lauderhill district has several major projects planned with the Building Lauderhill Together General Obligation Bond, in addition to the city-wide projects. This district is proposed to receive three public spaces improvement projects and 2 significant roadway improvement projects. The public spaces with proposed renovations include the Sadkin Center, Wolf Park, and the Golf Course. The proposed roadway projects include 38th Ave and 47th Ave. Take a look at some of the proposed improvements that would be possible with the approval of the Building Lauderhill Together GO Bond.
  • Sadkin Center Renovations to include the Building & Gym
  • Sadkin Center Improvements to include the addition of a Sports Awning
  • Wolk Park Renovations to include the Tennis Courts & Pool
  • Wolk Park Improvements to include a New Building, Fence, and Awning
  • Golf Course Improvements to include a Maintenance Shed & addition of Windscreens
  • 38th Ave Improvements to include Streetscape Furniture, Lighting, Medians, and Off-street Parking
  • 47th Ave Improvements include Complete Roadway Reconstruction

South East Lauderhill

The South East Lauderhill district has six major projects planned with the Building Lauderhill Together General Obligation Bond, in addition to the city-wide projects. This district is proposed to receive 4 park improvement projects, 1 substantial roadway improvement project, and 1 acquisition project. The public parks with proposed renovations include the Bradley Park, St. George Park, West Ken Lark Park, and Maye Jenkins Park. The proposed roadway project is for Broward Boulevard Improvements. The proposed acquisition project is for Broward Estates. Take a look at some of the proposed improvements that would be possible with the approval of the Building Lauderhill Together GO Bond.
  • Bradley Park Improvements to include a Pavilion and Playground.
  • St. George Park Renovations to include covering the Basketball Court, Rubberizing the Playground, Restore the Tennis Courts, and Improve the Walking Trail
  • West Ken Lark Park Building Renovations & Rubberizing Playground
  • West Ken Lark Park Improvements to include addition of Pavilion, Benches, Bleachers, and Parking
  • Maye Jenkins Park Improvements to include a Playground and Falls Zones
  • Broward Boulevard Improvements to include Landscaping, Medians & Lighting
  • Broward Estates Acquisition of the Feeding Center

CityWide

Lauderhill has several major proposed citywide projects within the Building Lauderhill Together General Obligation Bond. These projects range from privacy walls, to way-finding signage, to public safety. Each of these projects would impact the quality of life for Lauderhill residents and have had much leadership and community involvement in their project development. Take a look at some of the proposed improvements that would be possible with the approval of the Building Lauderhill Together GO Bond.
  • Public Safety Projects to Include Citywide Police Camera System
  • Public Safety Projects to Include Police Body Cameras and Building Expansion
  • Public Safety Projects to Include additional Speed Humps & Roundabouts
  • Public Safety Projects to Include Lighting & Cameras in Parks & Pedestrian Streets
  • Privacy Walls Citywide
  • Neighborhood Signs, Entrances, and Landscaping Citywide
  • Median Improvements Citywide

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