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House Bill 631 & Our Beach

Aerial view of the neatly grated beach and shoreline with white beach chairs lined up.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Wednesday, May 30, 2018) – On March 23, Governor Scott signed House Bill 631 into law. This generated a lot of sensationalistic media stories around the public’s right to use Florida’s beaches. It also generated a lot of phone calls and email messages to my office regarding how this will affect Sunny Isles Beach. The …

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Neat Streets Tree Planting Project

Neat Streets Tree Planting Project

NEAT STREETS MIAMI GRANT: The Neat Streets Grant provides funds for municipalities and organizations in Miami-Dade County to plant trees. In 2017, the City of Sunny Isles Beach was awarded a $14,000 grant. TREE PLANTING LOCATION: Over the summer, 49 trees were planted along 172 street, 182 Drive, 181 Street and North Bay Road. PROJECT GOAL: To provide a safer …

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172 – 174 Street Pedestrian Bridge: From Concern to Curiosity

Aerial shot of the emergency pedestrian bridge connecting 172-174 street.

“Many quotes have been stated around fear of the unknown. However, my favorite is “Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.” By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Monday, April 30, 2018) – I very much wished for many years that concerns over the construction of our newly completed Emergency/Pedestrian Bridge (the EP Bridge) joining North Bay Road from 172 Street to …

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Lane Closures: What They Are For, Who Approves Them, & When They Take Place

An aerial view of Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach with "Road Work Ahead" Sign superimposed on Top.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Sunday, April 29, 2018) – With the Florida Department of Transportation now in complete control of the work being done on Collins Avenue and extended, in some cases, about 100 feet into local roads, I thought it important to notify all residents directly with some information about lane closures on our roadways, what …

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Norman S. Edelcup / Sunny Isles Beach K-8 Turns 10

City officials stand in front of a ribbon during the Grand Opening of the NSE SIB K-8 School

By Larisa Svechin, Commissioner (Friday, April 27, 2018) – This June marks the 21st Anniversary of Sunny Isles Beach. We also celebrate the 10 year anniversary of our school, Norman S. Edelcup / Sunny Isles Beach K-8, the first school in our City. The history goes back more than 15 years. The vision and determination of local officials both in …

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Visit Ocean Rescue on the Beach for Water Safety Month

Ocean Rescue lifeguards set up on the beach for Water Safety Month

(Friday, April 27, 2018) – May is National Water Safety Month and Sunny Isles Beach Ocean Rescue participates by offering special information sessions to residents and visitors at Tower 174 on the beach. These sessions will take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on May 23-25 and May 28 & 29. Visit the men and women that staff our lifeguard …

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New Interactive Kiosk at Samson Oceanfront Park

People using the interactive kiosk at Samson Park.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Thursday, March 22, 2018) – Interactive kiosks can be found in many places in modern society. ATMs, building directories, health care check-in, movie ticketing and elevators are all examples of modern kiosks that have been integrated into our daily lives. A few weeks ago, our first outdoor Interactive Kiosk was installed in Samson Oceanfront Park. …

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Fire Prevention in High-Rise Living

Two high-rise buildings lit up at night with a blue night sky background

By Isaac Aelion, Commissioner (Thursday, March 22, 2018) – While a number of high-rises were already built when the City of Sunny Isles Beach was incorporated in 1997, many more have been built since then, and today, 85% of residents live in high-rises. Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue is the entity responsible for overseeing fire safety and fire code enforcement in …

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