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FREE Bicycle Helmet Fitting & Give-Away

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

UPDATE: (Wednesday, March 13, 2019) – Bicycle helmets are back in stock! Call Sandra Block with the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department at 305.792.1839 to make your appointment to be properly fitted for your free bicycle helmet. Start Your New Year Safe! The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department will be fitting and giving away 40 bicycle helmets for free. The …

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Make the Right Decision When Hiring a Contractor

View looking up at Sunny Isles Beach building in black and white

(Tuesday, February 26, 2019) – Hiring unlicensed contractors may provide a quick fix in the short term, but it can result in serious and lasting consequences. Keep these tips in mind when hiring a contractor: Ask to see a state-issued license. Ask for references. Beware of contractors who claim to be the fastest or cheapest. Make all payments by check …

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Combating Condo Corruption: The Battle Continues

Aerial view of condominiums and the Intracoastal in Sunny Isles Beach.

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (Tuesday, February 26, 2019) – Shining a spotlight on condo corruption at the recent Miami-Dade County League of Cities Best Practices Seminar has yielded results. Directly resulting from a condo corruption panel I moderated and in conjunction with the League of Cities, State Senator Jason Pizzo has introduced important new condo reform legislation for criminal acts …

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Sun, Sand and Safety: Thanks to our Ocean Rescue Division

Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Stand

By Dwight P. Snyder, Police Chief (Tuesday, February 26, 2019) – The City of Sunny Isles Beach is a community which offers many outstanding amenities to our residents and guests such as an abundance of parks, social activities and an outstanding quality of life for everyone. But the crown jewel of our community will always be our beach. Keeping our community …

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174 Street Pedestrian Overpass

Rendering of 174th Street Overpass bridge, bird's eye view.

In 2016, the City along with the assistance of the community, industry consultants, and varying research developed a Transportation Master Plan. This plan identified the City’s transportation and transit deficits and developed a blueprint of solutions to address the community’s desire for enhanced multimodal options to accommodate transportation needs. This included a Pedestrian Park Bridge at Collins Avenue and 174th …

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Golden Shores Sewer Repairs Currently Underway

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department performing work in Golden Shores neighborhood

Notice from the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (Wednesday, January 30, 2019) – The Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department will be performing repairs to the sanitary sewer system within the Golden Shores neighborhood over the next several weeks. Work will involve small excavations within the roadways on portions of all the streets. Residents can expect limited access on each street …

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Apply for College Scholarships from the City of Sunny Isles Beach

City of Sunny Isles Beach College Scholarship Program

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Thursday, January 24, 2019) – The City of Sunny Isles Beach College Scholarship Program was first initiated in 2010 during my time as a Commissioner. For the last nine years, deserving high school seniors have been granted more than $100,000to put toward their higher education expenses. The idea for a scholarship program originated in June …

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Update on Short Term Vacation Rental Registrations

Short Term Vacation Rental Licenses. Three condominiums in Sunny Isles Beach.

By Christopher J. Russo, City Manager (Thursday, January 24, 2019) – When we would think about vacations or time away from home, it used to be about getting settled into a hotel room or maybe a relative’s beach house if budget was tight. Nowadays, the game plan is completely different. Some years ago, a couple of friends sharing a house …

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State of the City Address 2019

State of the City Address 2019 - Mayor George "Bud" Scholl

By: George “Bud” Scholl Mayor, City of Sunny Isles Beach (Friday, January 25, 2019) – Citizens of Sunny Isles Beach, I am pleased to present the 2019 State of the City address. First, I would like to convey how humbled I am by your faith and confidence in the office of the Mayor, which was demonstrated by my reelection without opposition …

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