The Hollywood Commission recently met and approved a number of major purchases, including an agreement to a work order between Tetra Tech, Inc and the City of Hollywood. Tetra Tech will provide professional engineering services for the Royal Poinciana sewer expansion in the amount of $498,990.

It also agreed to renew a contract with A to Z Metal Fabrication for construction services related to the water treatment plant spiractor (softening treatment) repairs in the amount of $220,010.

City officials can now apply for, and if awarded, accept the 2018/2019 Broward Boating Improvement Program Grant, in the amount of $50,000, from the Broward County Marine Advisory Committee, to assist with the removal of derelict vessels from the waterways within City limits.

The City also made an agreement to accept, if awarded, Walmart Grant Program 2017 grant funds from Walmart Foundation to defray the cost of the Hollywood Police Department programming, such as Holiday Shop with a Cop in an amount not to exceed $2,500.

In addition to expenditures, the Hollywood Commission approved an ordinance to create the Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District.

Residents who live in Emerald Hills will have additional security and many of the residents want this district. Ballots were sent to residents in the neighborhood and, of those returned, 229 were in favor of the district and 91 were against it.

Residents in the district will be assessed an additional fee to pay for the additional security coverage.

In other actions, the Commission agreed to a resolution allowing city leaders to issue a purchase order between Sharp Business Systems and the City for a 48 month lease of multifunctional copier equipment including average impression costs in an estimated annual amount of $198,000.

They also agreed to a resolution allowing city leaders to issue a purchase order between Maria Gamboa Bus Services, Inc. and the City for school bus transportation services for an estimated annual amount of $58,000.