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Sewer spill results in No Contact with Water for Oleta River State Park, Haulover Beach & Intracoastal area

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department

(UPDATED: Tuesday, August 13, 2019) – An emergency contractor begins work tonight to start temporary repairs to the 48-inch wastewater pipe that broke near 2500 NE 163 Street on Sunday. Because the spill is ongoing, the precautionary advisory to avoid recreational water activities, including swimming, fishing and boating remains in effect. The contractor will install a by-pass sewer line and connect …

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Pedestrian Safety, Distracted Driving & House Bill No. 107

Aerial view of Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Tuesday, July 30, 2019) – We discuss pedestrian safety frequently here in Sunny Isles Beach warning about the perils of distracted driving. This is because the issue is at the forefront of our Commission and City goals. Through the implementation of the Transportation Master Plan in 2016 and additional City actions, we have made significant …

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Recent Tragedy in Sunny Isles Beach & Our Police Department

Chief Dwight Snyder and Sunny Isles Beach police officers

By Christopher J. Russo, City Manager (Monday, June 24, 2019) – This past May I was reminded of another reason why I choose to live in Sunny Isles Beach. For those who do not know, I am not just the City Manager, I am also a proud resident of this great city. It is not a job requirement; I choose …

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June is Time for Summer Fun and Hurricanes

Dark storm clouds moving in over the Intracoastal Waterway in Sunny Isles Beach.

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (Friday, May 24, 2019) – As we enter the month of June, it’s a wonderful time for summer vacations, and spending time with family, while experiencing exciting new adventures and destinations. But June is also the start of hurricane season, which begins June 1 and ends on November 30 of each year. Living in South …

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Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System

Large lightning strike hits the ocean at night close to Sunny Isles Beach.

(Tuesday, May 21, 2019) – Florida leads the country in both number of fatal hits and density of lightning strikes each year, and residents should be aware that all of our City parks are equipped with a Thor Guard Lightning Prediction system that provides advance notice of lightning conditions. This system is active 365 days a year in our City. …

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From the Mayor: Being Prepared this Hurricane Season

Lightning flashes in the sky during a storm over Sunny Isles Beach

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Tuesday, May 14, 2019) – June 1 marks the first day of the 2019 hurricane season. No one ever wishes for a natural disaster to impact their home, but we must be prepared. And the City of Sunny Isles Beach is. Though living on a coastal barrier island provides us year-round recreation, this also makes …

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Free Bicycle Helmet Fitting & Giveaway

Sandra Block fits a young boy with a free bicycle helmet.

Ride Safe. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department wants to make sure you are riding safely on bicycles and scooters. This requires not only wearing a helmet at all times but also making sure your helmet fits properly. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department participates in a free Bicycle Helmet Fitting and Give-Away program that provides children, teens and adults with free …

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Safety First

Sergeant Gonzalez handing safety materials to young girl.

By Vice Mayor Larisa Svechin (Friday, April 26, 2019) – Safety is every parent’s priority. As a parent of four school-age children, I understand this first hand. Safety education and activism has turned into a passion for me. During this current and last legislative session, I have been advocating for legislation in Tallahassee and Washington DC, supporting distracted driving laws, …

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Behind the Scenes with Ocean Rescue: Water Safety Month

Ocean Rescue lifeguard driving ATV

(Friday, April 26, 2019) – The City’s Ocean Rescue Division protects beachgoers 365 days a year. During Water Safety Month in May, be sure to visit one of the ten lifeguard towers to view the informational boards. The boards are updated daily with air and water temperatures, high and low tides, wind speed and direction, the UV Index, the time …

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SIBPD Award Recipients

Borrell Award winners

By Christopher J. Russo, City Manager & Fred Maas, Former Police Chief (Monday, March 25, 2019) – City Manager Russo: It has been almost a year since former Chief Fred Maas entered retirement. Retirement for Fred is defined by continuing to serve the police profession through volunteerism while continuing to nurture and maintain the many relationships he established throughout his …

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