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Behind the Scenes with Human Resources

Human Resources Department

(Tuesday, July 30, 2019) – The City’s Human Resources Department has a two-fold role. The department oversees personnel functions and handles risk management. With regards to personnel, Human Resources acts in an advisory capacity to all City departments for employee relations, investigations, and the resolution of employee complaints. The department also directs recruitment and selection, pre-employment physicals and skill tests, …

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Important: Message from the Mayor

Message from the Mayor

(Wednesday, July 24, 2019) Residents & Property Owners of Sunny Isles Beach, If you watched our last Commission Meeting, you will know there was a great deal of opposition to the City’s proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment. The actual details of the proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment resulted in a tremendous amount of confusion and misinformation. To be clear, there is no …

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Beach Cleanups

Volunteers cleaning up trash on the beach during a Sunny Isles Beach Beach Cleanup event

Every month, the City of Sunny Isles Beach organizes a Beach Cleanup for community members to come together and do something good for the environment. We rotate starting points between three different locations, ensuring each time we cover new ground. We provide gloves, garbage bags and water for participants. Community service hours are available for high school students. Upcoming Beach …

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Enjoy Sunny Isles Beach Parks During Park & Recreation Month

boy swinging on a swing at Town Center Park

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Monday, June 24, 2019) – July is Park and Recreation Month and I challenge our residents to take a break from the screens and get outside. Summer is the ideal time to sample a new sport or class and play at a new park. With one of our 11 parks within walking distance of 98 …

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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, Former 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 …

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What’s the difference between SIB & NSE/SIB K-8 School

Aerial view of the NSE SIB K-8 School

By Vice Mayor Larisa Svechin & Commissioner Jeniffer Viscarra (Monday, June 24, 2019) – Throughout recent years, our small, close-knit community has become increasingly family-oriented. NSE/Sunny Isles Beach K-8, an A-rated school, is a significant factor of this shift in our community. This superior school has increased our property values and therefore attracted families from all over the world. It …

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Behind the Scenes with the Parks Division

Playground for young children at Samson Oceanfront Park

(Monday, June 24, 2019) – Residents may not be fully aware of the daily tasks required to keep things running smoothly in the City’s wonderful outdoor spaces, our 11 parks. These areas are maintained by a staff of 26, including administration, support staff and facility operation workers. 365 days a year, parks staff are the first ones in the and …

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Unflushable Items Cause Major Problems for our Pump Station

Sunny Isles Beach high rises reflect off waterway.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Friday, May 24, 2019) – We take showers, wash our clothes and flush toilets multiple times a day with little to no thought about where our wastewater goes. It only crosses our mind when something doesn’t work, as we have recently experienced this past February. Many of you may have heard about the …

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The Importance of Beach Sand Renourishment

Ocean tide on the beach

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (Friday, May 24, 2019) – A delegation from our city traveled to Tallahassee in April to attend the State Legislative Sessions and meet with representatives of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to discuss beach sand renourishment. Last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a sand renourishment project that brought 150,000 cubic yards …

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