Sunny News

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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June is Time for Summer Fun and Hurricanes

Dark storm clouds moving in over the Intracoastal Waterway in Sunny Isles Beach.

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (Friday, May 24, 2019) – As we enter the month of June, it’s a wonderful time for summer vacations, and spending time with family, while experiencing exciting new adventures and destinations. But June is also the start of hurricane season, which begins June 1 and ends on November 30 of each year. Living in South …

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Behind the Scenes with the Media Team

City of Sunny Isles Beach Hurricane Season: June 1 - November 30

(Friday, May 24, 2019) – Hurricane season starts June 1 and we want to make sure all our residents are connected to appropriate information and resources before, during and after a storm. To get emergency warnings and alerts, specifically for our area, sent directly to your mobile device all year long, sign up at Before a Hurricane Visit …

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Your Toilet is Not a Trash Can

They belong in the trash, not your toilet. Toilet with items surrounding it that should not be flushed, such as wipes and diapers.

Think Before You Flush The water you flush and the water that goes down your drains travels through miles of wastewater pipes to reach Miami-Dade County treatment plants. The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has 6,452 miles of sewer collection pipes throughout the County. There are three wastewater treatment plants in the County that treat approximately 300 million gallons …

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Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System

Large lightning strike hits the ocean at night close to Sunny Isles Beach.

(Tuesday, May 21, 2019) – Florida leads the country in both number of fatal hits and density of lightning strikes each year, and residents should be aware that all of our City parks are equipped with a Thor Guard Lightning Prediction system that provides advance notice of lightning conditions. This system is active 365 days a year in our City. …

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SIB-TV Moving to New Channel on Atlantic Broadband

SIB-TV logo

(Tuesday, May 21, 2019) – The City’s public access cable channel, SIBTV, has been assigned a new number by Atlantic Broadband. Beginning May 1, use your television remote to enter the numbers 662 and watch SIBTV, featuring program, meeting and event information, plus public service videos. This move will be finalized on July 16, 2019, at which time the station …

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Bridging the Sunny Isles Beach Community through Capital Improvement Projects

Aerial view of coastline and city of Sunny Isles Beach

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Tuesday, May 14, 2019) – Summer is a time for vitality and energy. This season, our sense of invigoration for capital improvement projects is growing to new heights as we complete some long-term projects and lay the groundwork for even more. The Central Island Drainage Project is currently in its final stages. Twenty-six …

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Strengthening Ties with Our Sister City Hengchun Taiwan

Sunny Isles Beach officials re-sign Sister City Agreement with Hengchun Taiwan

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Saturday, April 27, 2019) – Over my many years in public office, I had the privilege of being hosted at all of our Sister Cities with the exception of Hengchun. Well, that changed last month when our commission accepted an invitation to Taiwan for a Sister City visit and agreement signing. Attending from our city …

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