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A Look from the Inside: Our Residents Come First

A Photo of the Beach Coastline in Sunny Isles Beach and the skyline that lines the coast.

September 1, 2015  A Message from the City Manager by Christopher J. Russo The needs of the Sunny Isles Beach residents are the top priority in everything City staff does as directed by the City Commission. There are more than a few noteworthy initiatives underway in our City. The biggest projects in progress include: the Pedestrian/Emergency Bridge from 174 to …

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Back to School Tips for the New School Year

Photo of two young girls smiling in front of the NSE SIB K-8 School.

Monday, August 24, 2015 Sunny Isles Beach students have returned to school, and with the start of a new school year, we would like to remind parents and students of some tips to keep everyone safe and ensure a smooth transition. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department, Cultural & Community Services, and the Sunny Isles Beach Norman S. Edelcup K-8 …

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Confidential Service With a Smile: Laura Colvill

Photo of HR employee, Laura Covill.

August 18, 2015 By Alayne Yeash, Communications Coordinator Every manager’s dream is having an employee who “knows the ropes”, completes their daily tasks quietly, and maintains a cheerful disposition, all while functioning with complete competence. Laura Colvill, the Human Resources Generalist for the City of Sunny Isles Beach, is such a person. She must also maintain the highest degree of …

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South Florida Mayor’s Beach Alliance

Photo of a construction machine hauling sand on the beach depicting beach renourishment.

Friday, July 31, 2015 Mayor George “Bud” Scholl Where is all our beach sand going? Experts tell us our beach sand migrates south at the rate of one mile per year. The result is some steady erosion that we have been attempting to find ways to mitigate for years. This is an issue for our community because where would we …

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Making Memories Newport Pier Fishing Tournament

July 28, 2015 By: Commissioner Jennifer Levin In 1922, my grandfather, Jacob, brought his family to Miami Beach when my father, Leon, was two months’ old. Jacob built the first apartment-hotel on Miami Beach where Joe’s Stone Crab’s garage is today. My father spent his childhood on South Beach swimming and fishing off the former South Beach Pier and the …

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S.I.B.P.D. Supervisor Named Officer of the Quarter by Aventura Marketing Council

Sunny Isles Beach Police Department Supervisor, Corporal Cary Vesco, was named Officer of the Quarter by Aventura Marketing Council.

July 28, 2015 By Chief Fred Maas The distinguished award presented by the Aventura Marketing Council (A.M.C.) for Officer of the Quarter went to a female supervisor for the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department (S.I.B.P.D). Corporal Cary Vesco was recognized and honored for her keen police instincts over the Memorial Day Weekend. As the busy weekend was concluding on Monday …

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SIB Television Service Expands Locally

SIB Television logo

July 27, 2015 Subscribers to Atlantic Broadband (ABB) may now view SIB Television on both channels 77 and 107.5. (107 is ABB’s designation for Local Government Access Channels, and 5 is set aside for Sunny Isles Beach). In this way, SIB Television may also be viewed in neighboring municipalities. In addition, the same informational and educational programming previously only available …

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Moving Forward Together

Commissioner Jeanette Gatto

July 13, 2015– By Vice Mayor Jeanette Gatto Once every seven years the City of Sunny Isles Beach evaluates its Comprehensive Plan, as required by Florida State law. What is a Comprehensive Plan? It is essentially a blueprint of the City created for existing and future development. The evaluation process looks at any changes that have occurred since last time …

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A True Unsung Hero of an Employee

July 13, 2015 City Manager Christopher J. Russo I couldn’t let the passing of Code Enforcement Officer David Springer go by without comment on the loss to our organization. David was, what you might call, a quiet person. He was also one of the most reliable employees you could ever have. David was hired in 2011 as a Park Attendant, …

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