Monday, June 24, 2013

MIAMI BEACH

June 7, 2013
Survey Says?! Learn More About Latest Customer Feedback
June 28, 2:30 p.m. 1755 Meridian Avenue 

Our Excellence Model ensures that we are allocating resources and efforts on the issues that are most important to the community. Our 2012 Community Satisfaction Survey provides performance results.
  
Residential ratings were generally higher in the following areas: beach assessments, learning opportunities for youth, and appearance/maintenance of public buildings.
  
Learn more about our strategic plan and customer feeback.
  
National League of Cities Selects Miami Beach for Leadership Academy
Connecting Children & Families with Affordable Health Insurance

Miami Beach is one of 22 cities selected as part of the NLC's "Cities Expanding Access to Health Care for Children and Families" initiative. The leadership academy will be held in September when representatives will learn effective strategies for connecting more children and families with health insurance coverage.

As part of this initiative, Miami Beach will be eligible to apply for grants in developing plans for increasing participation in Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program).

More info
Wooden Boardwalk at Former Seville Closes & Detours
Approved Construction Continues

The boardwalk behind the former Seville at 29 Street closes for approved demolition. Passage along the boardwalk detours to Collins Avenue. The City continues to pursue options on elevation and surface materials of the new beachwalk in that area.
Charter Review & Revision Board Seeks Public Input
Meetings: June 24, July 1 and July 15
City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive
This board meets every 10 years for the purpose of reviewing the City Charter and making recommendations to the City Commissioner.

June 24 and July 1 meetings will be delayed telecast on MBTV.

If you are interested in appearing before the Charter Review & Revision Board or to be represented by an agent or to express your views in writing, write to CharterReview@miamibeachfl.gov
  
Come Celebrate the New Recycling Kiosks Along Lincoln Road
Attend and Have a Chance to Win Rain Barrel | Partnership with Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Miami Beach Partnership LogoJoin us for a ribbon-cutting event on Wednesday, June, 26 2013 at 9:30 am at Euclid Circle to announce the placement of new recycling kiosks along
Lincoln Road.

In partnership with Coca-Cola, the City's recycling partner, we will be placing 43 dual-unit (kiosks) recycling bins along Lincoln Road. Existing bins will be place in other areas in the city. The new dual-bin design is a pilot project which, if successful, will be deployed throughout the city.
  
Enter drawing for a rain barrel. Must be present to win.
Coca-Cola Presents Fire on the Fourth
Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth of July
Free Concert & Fireworks | Lummus Park Beach at 9 Street

Nicole Henry headlines this year's free Miami Beach Fourth of July celebration at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:00 p.m. Free shuttles to and from North Beach. More details coming soon.
  
Calendar of events: www.mbculture.com
Nominate an Outstanding Miami Beach Hispanic
Deadline to Submit is June 28, 2013

During Hispanic Heritage Month, the Miami Beach Hispanic Affairs Committee will honor one Hispanic from several categories. He/she must have contributed positively to the Miami Beach community in their respective professional fields.
  
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest 
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest logoEvery Fourth Wednesday of the Month in 2013
5PM - 10PM, North Shore Bandshell, 73 St & Collins Av

Wednesday, June 26, Latin jazz & salsa singer Luis Bofill
Food Trucks: 5PM - 10PM
Live music: 6PM - 9PM

Share the event with your Facebook friends & family
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Continue to Provide Input on Convention Center Development
Several Public Meetings Scheduled | Commission Decision in July

Miami Beach is in the process of developing the Miami Beach Convention Center District. Two top qualified teams have been short-listed to develop plans with your input. City Commission is expected to make a decision on which team they will select to proceed to the next phase of development on in July.

Planning Board: June 25, 1PM
Land Use Committee: July 8, 5PM
Special Commission Meeting: July 12, 1PM
Regular Commission Meeting: July 17

Click here for additional upcoming meetings, videos, information and more. Email us your comments atmbconventioncenter@miamibeachfl.gov
It's Hurricane Season! Plan, Prepare and Register 

Tropical Storm Andrea formed and impacted Florida less than one week into the season. Miami Beach residents are reminded that Miami Beach is an evacuation zone and there are important preparations and procedures before and after a hurricane that you need to know. Hurricane season is from June 1 through November 30.
  
More information about how to prepare for hurricane season, including early registrations such as condo managers' re-entry passes, special needs, and pet evacuation): visit http://web.miamibeachfl.gov/oem/ 
Take it to the Park with Coca-Cola this Summer
Vote in the America is Your Park Campaign from June 6 - July 15

Get active and help your favorite park win up to $100,000 for improvements. For more information and to vote for your favorite Miami Beach park, go to www.Coke.com/parks.
  
Protect Your Properties 
Volunteer Opportunities to Restore the Sand Dunes
 
Dune Restoration
Saturday, July 20 & Saturday, August 24
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Volunteer Registration begins at 8:30 AM)
Pancoast Park (Meet west of the dunes at 36 Street)
New Homeowner Help Desk at Building Department
Residential Building Permit Assistance Counter on First Floor of City Hall

The Building Department opened a Miami Beach Homeowners' Help Desk to provide buidling permit assistance to Miami Beach condominium or single-family homeowners. The desk is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The service includes help with forms, processing of permits, permit research and personal assistance with necessary steps to obtain permits and inspections. Must show proof of residency. For more information, call 305.673.7610, extension 6956. 
  
Caring for Animals
Keep Public Areas Clean & Follow the Code

Animal Resource Officer Know of crimes against animals or other unlawful issues with animals in your neighborhood? Contact the Police Department's new animal resource officer, Mariana Jomarron at 305.673.7000, ext 3705.

Spay & Neuter / Volunteer
The Meow Mobile comes to Miami Beach twice a month to spay and neuter community cats at North Shore Open Space Park. This program is made possible by a grant from PetSmart Charities, Inc. Upcoming dates: July 13, August 10, September 7. For an appointment and/or to volunteer: projectcatnsniphelp@gmail.com.

Feed Them, Don't Litter
Be aware of littering laws. If you are feeding stray animals, food cannot be placed directly on the ground including plants or leaves and sand dunes. Also when using plates, cans or other containers, these objects must be removed immediately. Do not trespass in sand dunes.

Report 
Contact Code Compliance at 305.673.7555 if you see any dogs off leash; any dogs owners failing to clean after the animal; and littering; or any trespassing in sand dunes.
Going on Summer Vacation? Prevent a Burglary 
  • Check your home alarm system to ensure it is working properly.
  • Make sure all of your doors and windows are locked.
  • Use pins on sliding doors and windows.
  • Invest in quality locks and alarm systems.
  • Set your alarm when you leave, every time - no matter how long you are away.
  • Remain vigilant. Report suspicious activity or persons are observed in your neighborhood to the police.
MBPD: 305.673.7901 (non-emergency) | 911 (emergency)
I recycle because
Recycle, It's Easy & It's the Law 
  
All residential buildings and businesses must have recycling programs. It is required by City Code. Contact your waste hauler or other recycling company to initiate a recycling program for your building or business.  

It's WasteFULL Weekends
Keep It Clean the First Weekend of Every Month |  July 6 & 7  | 8AM - 8PM
During WasteFull Weekends, take your bulk trash to the two dumpster locations: 
75 St + Dickens Avenue (North Beach) < RECYCLE HERE
541 Jefferson Avenue (South Beach)
 
Remember to recycle, it's the law!
Free Pediatric Mobile Clinic By Appointment
University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic & the City of Miami Beach

FREE health care services to youth with no access or limited access to health care / medical insurance. To make an appointment, please call 305.243.6407.

JULY 10 & 25: City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive

More info: www.miamibeachfl.gov, click on the Education tab. 
Traffic Alert: Road Construction Projects
Contact for Alton Rd project info: Heather Leslie, 305.905.5876 or heather@hmlpublicoutreach.com
 
For real-time traffic reports, call 511 or go to www.fl511.com.
Check out the city's online GIS Traffic report. Call 511 for up-to-the-minute traffic reports throughout South Florida. Also listen to MB Radio 1670AM for weekly updates in Miami Beach.

Also, subscribe to weekly Traffic Advisories via email. Click update profile on the bottom of this email and then add yourself to the list.

Construction information & updates>
  
Alton Road & Collins Avenue Construction: Detour Up Ahead
Northbound at 17 Street will be Detoured to Meridian Avenue for Several Months
  
More information on both projects: 305.905.5876 or Heather@hmlpublicoutreach.com
  
Stop Government Corruption 
Report Suspected Wrongdoing to FBI

Your cooperation is needed to root out corruption. If you suspect any wrongdoing of a government employee, please report it anonymously to the FBI hotline at 305.944.9101.
  
Free Brazilian Festival 
June 30, 1 - 9 PM, North Shore Bandshell, 72 Street & Collins Avenue

Come out and support the Miami Beach Samba School, Brazilian Forro Band, Samba, Square Dance, food, drinks and games. More info: 786.470.6679
  
Download Free Miami Beach Report It App 
Ask and Receive Answers, Report Problems, Request Services, Track and More  

Miami Beach Report It AppFrequently asked questions, request services and even express concerns on this online center. There is an extensive knowledge base of the most common questions asked. If the question is not listed, you can submit it for inclusion. 

Learn more about Report It. |  Report It Online 

Just download Miami Beach Report It from any phone app store. It's free.
How to Download to your Phone
SAVE THE DATE
International Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 21, 8AM - noon

Start gathering your team members for this annual event to keep our beaches clean.
  

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