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Condo Reform Bill Passes

Sunday, June 4, 2017 — By and large, we are a City of condominiums. Sunny Isles Beach has more than 22,000 residents, including children, retirees, vacationers and snowbirds, In March, this Commission, Police Department, City staff, and the Mayor, met with Senator Rene Garcia, who was introducing a Condo Reform Bill, HB 1237. That bill has passed! With the support …

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Hurricane Season is Here: June 1 – November 30

Satellite view of a hurricane on Earth.

The South Florida hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends November 30. Sunny Isles Beach is located in the Zone B floodplain where a hurricane may cause a storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, flooding, or loss of utility services. Pre-Register for Emergency Evacuations Prior to hurricane season, residents who need assistance with daily living, medical needs, or specialized transportation …

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Message From the City Manager: In Memory of City Clerk, Jane A. Hines

Thursday, June 1, 2017 — By City Manager Chris Russo Janes A. Hines served Sunny Isles Beach faithfully for over 17 years. Hired in 2000 as an Agenda Coordinator, Jane quickly proved herself worthy of more responsibility and was promoted to Deputy City Clerk in February of 2002, then to City Clerk in February 2003, a position she maintained until …

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PaybyPhone Parking Option Now Available in Sunny Isles Beach

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 — Now in Sunny Isles Beach, municipal lots will offer park and pay using the PayByPhone App on your mobile device. Patrons may continue to pay at the central meter using cash or credit/debit cards. Residents and visitors parking in Sunny Isles Beach can now use the same PayByPhone system used all over the country. Once …

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Celebrating 20 Years of Sunny Isles Beach – Message From the Mayor

Monday, May 29, 2017 — By Mayor George “Bud” Scholl Happy Anniversary! June 16th marks the 20th anniversary of our City! When we think of Sunny Isles Beach, what comes to mind is the miles of beautiful beaches, the architecture, the parks and the incomparable weather. Communities evolve because of the vision, dedication and persistence from people that build them. …

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Applying CityAge to Sunny Isles Beach

Sunday, May 14, 2017 —  By Chris Russo, City Manager During my career, I have attended hundreds of conferences, seminars, workshops and the like. Most recently, my friend and colleague, Ft. Lauderdale City Manager Lee Feldman, invited me to attend a conference named CityAge. It was one of the most interesting and meaningful sessions I’ve ever attended. It presented from …

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Impact of Police Visibility in Sunny Isles Beach

The City Police Patrol poses on their bicycles.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — By Mayor George “Bud” Scholl Several years ago my wife and I got to know our Police Chief Fred Maas. This was my first exposure to anyone directly involved in law enforcement as a career. Other than the stereotypical portrayals from TV and movies, I had very little knowledge of what was actually involved in …

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Update on Utility Undergrounding Project

Utility Line Undergrounding Capital Project.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — By Chris Russo, City Manager Though not a very glamorous topic, the Collins Avenue Utility Undergrounding Project is of vital importance to our beautiful, and fast growing City. The goal is to install above-ground utilities into underground conduits. The reason for this is to harden our infrastructure against hurricanes and other disasters, while beautifying and …

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