Mayor Wayne Messam Declares State of Emergency

MIRAMAR, Florida – As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout Florida, Mayor of Miramar, Wayne Messam declared a state of emergency for Miramar over the weekend. Below is his statement to residents of the community:

Miramar Residents,

As the mayor of our city and in the interest of public safety, I signed a Declaration of State of Emergency for Miramar on Saturday, March 14th.  This action was required to position our city to receive the vital resources and reimbursements for the utilization of assets and needed supplies to keep Miramar as safe as possible as we face the threats of COVID-19.

Our city administration has been working very diligently over the past several weeks in preparation of this very action along with the guidance of our federal, state and county peers.

I am have been in communication with Governor DeSantis and fellow mayors in Broward County as we pool information and resources as a region.

Broward County has the largest number of confirmed COVID-19 confirmed cases and with Miramar being the 4th largest city in Broward, I my number one priority is public safety.

In an effort to ensure public safety, please take note of the following declarative actions:

As a result of my mayoral order along with the City Manager’s authority, effective this week the City of Miramar will

·    Suspend senior services until further notice.

·    All rentals in City facilities will be canceled or postponed. Patrons will be fully refunded for rental fees for all canceled events.

·    Activities at City parks will be cancelled until further notice.

·    Parents and caregivers will be required to wait in the lobby of childcare and adult daycare facilities for participants to be brought out to them.

·    The Fire Department will be in contact with the State Department of Emergency Management to ensure appropriate coordination and to comply with reimbursement policies required for the State of Florida and the Federal governments.

·    The Fire Department has been tasked with the purchase of all applicable tools and equipment for City use for the duration of this State of Emergency.

·    All City organized sports activities suspended until further notice.

·    Parks will remain open.
·    Pools will remain open
·    Fitness centers closed.
·    PAL and Optimist canceled all activities.

The below City of Miramar events will be postponed until further notice:

·    Commissioner Yvette Coulborne’s Census 2020 Business Lunch and Community meeting 3/19
·    Miramar Family Night, 3/20
·    Paw Central Grand Opening 3/21
·    Women in Fire-Rescue 2020 Summit 3/28

You can be assured your city government is working diligently on behalf of our residents, corporations and city staff. Miramar has a Plan and our mission is Public Safety. Stay tuned and be informed.

In Service,

Mayor Wayne M. Messam

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