Part A---Natural Resources
Location: Hallandale is on the lower East
southern city limits of Hollywood.
Topographical features: Flat.
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Elevation, approximately 10 feet above sea
During a 26 year period, the U. S. Weather
frosts in the spring and two in the fall.
Bureau recorded only six killing
3. Local Raw Materials:
Timber: Limited quantities of cypress and pine are cut in this area. There
are no sawmills here
Minerals: Cliff Meekins is working coral rock deposits three miles from
town for use in manufacturing concrete blocks. Coral rock deposits one mile
from town were formerly worked for road base material. The deposits are not
believed to be exhausted.
Cucumbers, cabbage, squash, eggplant
Dairy products and beef cattle
Nursey stock and flowers
Hogs, sheep, wool
Part B---General Economy
Negroes in county
Negroes in city
Predominant nationalities: Native-born white, Negro.
Unions: No national unions are established here.
Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white males, 75#; unskilled Negro males,
60; unskilled white females, 750; unskilled Negro females, 600, skilled
white males, $1.25; skilled Negro males, 900; skilled white females, 900;
skilled Negro females, 750.
3. Retail Market:
General: Hallandale serves as the retail trading center for the immediate
1946 Effective Buying Income per family in county, $2,857.*
1946 Estimated total retail sales in county, 339,114,000.*
) 1946 Estimated retail food store eales in county, '8,304,000.*
1946 Estimated retail general merchandise store sales in county, $2,888,000.*
p 1946 Estimated retail drug sales in county, $1,786,000.*
*Copyright 1947, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further repro-
duction not licensed.
4. Manufacturing Industries:
General: There are no manufacturing industries here.
Officials: Mayor, H. C. Schwartz; City Attorney, W. Gerry Miller.
Special departments: City has an active building and electrical inspector,
plumbing inspector, city engineer, park and recreation board, planning and
zoning board, and street department.
Zoning: City has a zoning ordinance in effect.
Current city tax: Operations, 15 mills; debt service, 0.
Average city tax for last five years: Operations, 15 mills; debt service, 0.
City basis of assessment: 50% of actual value.
Total assessed value of real property in city: $880,865.
City utility tax: None,
Current county tax rate: Operations, 14,90 mills; debt service, 1.80 mills.
Bonded debt: City, 0; county, $864,000.
Part D---Communitv Facilities
1. Available Data:
Maps: City streets, trunk water main, and power distribution system maps
2. Transportation Facilities:
Railroad: Florida East Coast Railway and Seaboard Air Line Railroad main
lines provide passenger and freight service from Hollywood.
Express: Railway Express Agency, Inc., provides rail express service from
Highways: U. S. Highway 1 passes through Hallandale.
Local bus service: Two buses are used to provide local service.
Intercity bus service: Hollywood City Bus Company has buses running every
Intercity trucking service: Nationwide service available from Hollywood.
Air: Hollywood Airport, one mile from Hallandale, is the nearest airport.
The field is privately-owned and open to private planes. Hangar space is
limited The field has one 1,000 foot runway. Charter cross country flights
and commercial air transportation are not available.
Florida Power and Light Company owns and operates the generating and dis-
tributing facilities. Copies of rate schedules can be obtained at the
Coal: Very little coal is used in this section.
Gas: Artificial gas, rated at 560 B.t.u. per cubic foot, is distributed by
Peoples Water and Gas Company. Copies of the.rate schedules can be obtained
at the company's office.
Bottled gas: Several local companies distribute butane and propane.
Other fuels: Fuel oil is available.
5. Sewage and Waste Disposal:
Sewage: Hallandale has no storm or sanitary sewers. Individual septic
tanks are used for sewage disposal.
Garbage: Garbage is collected by the city.
6. Water Supply:
Source: Wells are under construction.
7. Communication Facilities:
Telephone service: Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company operates a
Telegraph service: 1restern Union furnishes telegraph service from Hollywood.
Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on week-days and 8 to 10 a.m. on Sundays
8. Educational Facilities:
General: Hallandale has one white and one Negro elementary school.
9. Health Facilities:
City health department: None.
County health department: Staff of one full-time and two part-time medical
doctors, six nurses and two sanitary officers. Operates prenatal, postnatal,
venereal disease, well baby, immunization and X-ray clinics.
10. Recreational Facilities:
Public parks: One public park has a baseball field.
Athletic fields: None.
11. Police Protection:
City: Force consists of four persons. City has one patrol car, with radio
equipment. Patrolmen are uniformed. Regular beats are maintained at night.
City jail is not approved for quartering Federal prisoners.
County: Broward County Sheriff's office provides police protection outside
the city limits. County jail is approved for quartering Federal prisoners.
12. Fire Protection:
City: Hallandale fire department now being organized.
Insurance rating: Unprotected.
13. Banking Facilities:
14. Construction and Service Facilities:
Type and number: General contractors, 0; architects, 0; land surveyors, 0;
general machine shops, 1; machine repair facilities, 1; foundries, 0; auto-
motive repair facilities, 3; consulting engineers, 1 recently employed to
handle new water pumping plant.
15. Retail Facilities:
Type and number: Dry goods stores, 1; department stores, 0; grocery stores,
8; drug stores, 0.
Parking: City has no parking meters or parking lots.
Vacant stores: There were no vacant stores in the business district at the
time 6f this survey.
16. Wholesale Facilities:
General: Hallandale is not a wholesale distribution center. There are no
special markets for the wholesale distribution of agricultural products.
There are no commercial freezing or cold storage facilities or public ware-
17. Housing Conditions:
General: Most local residents own their homes.
18. Hotels and Restaurants:
Restaurants: Number, 10; seating capacity, 210.
General: No newspapers are published in Hallandale.
20. Laundries and Dry Cleaners:
Commercial laundries: Number, 1.
Commercial dry cleaners: Number, 1.
21. Civic Organizations:
Name and name of president: Chamber of Commerce, Fred Folfe.
Denominations: 7hite, Methodist and Baptist; Negro, Churgh of God.