EMERGENCY ORDER 03 AND SUPPLEMENT TO
DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY
OCCUPIED MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020 the City Manager declared a Local Emergency as a result of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020 the City Manager extended the declared state of Local Emergency for an additional seven (7) days; and
WHEREAS, on March 26, 2020 the City Manager again extended the declared state of Local Emergency for an additional seven (7) days; and
WHEREAS, on April 2, 2020, the City Manager again extended the declared state of Local Emergency for an additional seven (7) days; and
WHEREAS, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order Number 20-89 ordering Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties to restrict public access to businesses and facilities deemed non-essential, and adopted a list of essential services set forth in Miami-Dade County Emergency Order No. 07-20; and
WHEREAS, the list contained in Miami-Dade County Emergency Order No. 07-20 included contractors and tradesmen, appliance repair personnel, exterminators, and other service providers (“Service Providers”) who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences and businesses; and
WHEREAS, this Emergency Order is necessary because of repeated reports of Service Providers providing services that are not necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences, and especially occupied multi-family residential buildings; and
WHEREAS, in order to ensure that only those services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of occupied multi-family residential buildings, and to ensure that non-essential services are not being provided in those buildings, this Emergency Order is necessary.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DECLARED AND ORDERED AS FOLLOWS:
- The only essential construction activities that are permitted to be made in occupied multi-family residential buildings within the City of Sunny Isles Beach are as follows:
- Repairs or replacement of air conditioning systems, water heaters, malfunctioning plumbing or malfunctioning electrical systems;
- Structural work that is part of the 40-year recertification that cannot be halted due to life safety matters;
- Repair or construction relating to the structural integrity / life safety of the occupied multi-family residential building;
- New shutter/window installation in preparation for hurricane season;
- Needed roofing repairs or re-roofing;
- Fire sprinkler system installation and repair; and
- Fire alarm installation and repair.
- The Service Provider is required to maintain the following practices for permitted work under this Order in occupied multi-family residential buildings:
- Provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol at all elevators and all floors;
- Provide and require the use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before entering and leaving the building;
- Require that all workers use personal protective equipment, including gloves, goggles/glasses, and respiratory protection;
- Practice social distancing per CDC guidelines and work in teams of no more than 10 people in one area. Adjust project/work schedules to comply with social distancing practices.
- No other installations, repairs or replacements shall be conducted on any occupied multi-family residential buildings in the City of Sunny Isles Beach during the pendency of the Declared State of Local Emergency.
- Failure to abide by any part of the Order, or City requirements issued pursuant to this Order, shall result in penalties up to and including a Stop Work Order, or other measures deemed appropriate by the City’s Building Official.
- The provisions of this Emergency Order shall be effective Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and shall expire upon the expiration of the Declared State of Local Emergency, except that if the Declared State of Local Emergency is extended, this Emergency Order shall also be deemed to extend for the duration of such extension.
- This Emergency Order may be cancelled earlier by the City Manager.