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Recognizing our City’s Employees

Photo of City Officials recognizing fellow City Employees.

Friday, January 27, 2017 By Chris Russo, City Manager Upon my return as City Manager in 2012, I realized how many dedicated employees had remained with the City from the early formative years. I also met many new faces of young energetic members of the staff. So impressed with their skills, experiences and dedication, I thought it time to constitute …

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New Program to Pair Two Valuable Assets

Photo of a young ASP participant.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 — By Commissioner Larisa Svechin With the new year come new possibilities. Our fortuitous City continues to offer both world-class recreation and exceptional education. Two of Sunny Isles Beach’s sizable assets are our seniors (greater than 2,500) and the school children (more than 2,000). While the former built our City, the latter will be entrusted to …

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City Projects Resume After Holiday Break

Photo of the 174th Street Project.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 — By Commissioner Jeanette Gatto It’s time to welcome back our snowbirds and tourists from across the globe that choose our City as a vacation destination. The City decided to limit ongoing construction during the school break; so the week before Christmas we made the decision to cease work on Samson Park, the pedestrian / emergency …

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20 Years: From “Sunny Isles” to “Sunny Isles Beach”

Aerial southbound view of the City.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 By Chris Russo, City Manager This spring marks the 20th anniversary of the activities that led to the formation of the City of Sunny Isles Beach. When you explore this City, you should know, twenty years ago this area looked quite different and wasn’t even a city. It didn’t become what you see today until it …

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State of the City 2017

Sunset photo of the beach with overlaid text depicting the State of the City Address by Mayor George "Bud" Scholl.

January 19, 2017 — George “Bud” Scholl Mayor, Sunny Isles Beach Citizens of Sunny Isles Beach, as we enter the year marking the 20th anniversary of the formation of our City, I am pleased to present the 2017 State of the City address. As I have pointed out in the past, your Elected Officials have tremendous gratitude for the day …

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Take a Photo With Our Holiday Castle at Heritage Park – You Could Win!

Mayor Scholl, Commissioner Gatto, and Commissioner Svechin in front of the Holiday SandCastle at Heritage Park.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 Sunny Isles Beach Residents are urged to submit photos posing next to the holiday castle at Heritage Park before January 20 to be eligible to win a prize. Upload your photo to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag #SIBHolidayCastle to enter the random drawing for a special SIB Gift Basket. The Holiday Sandcastle, located in …

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FDOT Haulover Bridge Rehabilitation Project on A1A/Collins Ave – Periodic Lane Closures Beginning Jan 9, 2017.

Photo of the Haulover bridge.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is scheduled to begin a bridge rehabilitation project the week of January 9, 2017. The project limits extend along State Road (SR) A1A/Collins Avenue at Baker Haulover Cut Bridge in Miami-Dade County. The project will cost an estimated $8.9 million. The work will take roughly two years to be completed. …

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From Our Mayor: Adult Playgrounds

Adult Fitness Equipment installed at Town Center Park

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 By Mayor George “Bud” Scholl I recently read an article about adult friendly playgrounds that are starting to pop up in the US which are already popular in China, Japan and parts of Europe and Latin America. These are especially suited for the south, where warmer temperatures beckon people outdoors most of the year. The playgrounds …

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A Message From the City Manager: Transportation Master Plan Goals

Aerial Image of the City.

Monday, January 2, 2017 By Chris Russo, City Manager Typically with the start of a new year I would give you an update on recent accomplishments and a status of ongoing projects. However, I feel that we have covered that pretty well over the past several months due to the volume of work taking place, and the projects that are …

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SIBPD Are Proven Professionals

Sunny Isles Beach Police Department Officer stand in a line for a photo.

Monday, January 2, 2017 Our Police Department is one of the best and they have proven themselves time and again. The month of November was again a standout month. The scheduled Gateway Park Pedestrian Overpass required a full westbound Sunny Isles Blvd/826 closure on the same night as a planned peaceful protest. Due to the proactive policing by SIBPD, the …

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