Resident News Briefs
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- Fire Safety- American Red Cross is offering a free fire safety training opportunity in your home through the end of June. Please see this flyer for details and a link to register.
- We are very sad to announce the passing of former Mayor and Councilman Tom Slater on May 26th. He served the residents of the Town well for 7 1/2 years, both on the Finance Committee and Town Council. He will be greatly missed.
- Town Hall Renovation began in January 2021, and the Building Department returned to their beautifully remodeled offices in May. The Postal Center has moved into the Council Chambers. The Town Hall Administration offices are located onsite in a temporary structure, and may be contacted to make an appointment if the need arises. You are encouraged to call 231-1771, extension 200 if you need to speak to the Town Manager or Town Clerk, as this area is not open to the public. The public restrooms are also closed, but for urgent need, the restrooms may be quietly used at the front entrance to the Community Center. Please do not disrupt those inside if it is in use.
- Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and Senator Jason Pizzo from Miami teamed up to design these reference cards for "Social Media Privacy Guide" and "Protect Yourself on Social Media." Please click here to print or read the helpful tips**.
- The repaving of A1A from just outside the south border of the Town to just above County Road 510 is began in June 2020, and is anticipated to be completed on time in the Summer of 2021. It includes widening the bike lanes and a lowered speed limit to 45 (from 50 mph) south of John's Island upon completion, which is temporarily lowered to 35 mph throughout Town. Click here for more details.
- Jones Pier Renovations Update. the creation of a 4-acre saltmarsh wetland, a 1-mile walking trail, parking facilities and major site improvements including a new restroom/pavilion is well underway as of April 1. Significant work remaining includes:
• Complete installation of the screw pump and influent/effluent structures
• Adding security fencing and gates along Jungle Trail and the Morningside Drive maintenance entrance
• 4 acre marsh planting
• Completion of the restroom/pavilion
• Educational signage installed, etc.
The site must be completed by the contractor by late June 2021, with the opening of the conservation area to the public delayed until after the main house has been elevated. Grant funding has been obtained and the engineering work is complete and ready to bid. Several volunteer days on the site has resulted in over 6,000 native plantings on the site. Work along the shoreline has also been completed. We anticipate the opening of the conservation area to the public to occur in the next 6-9 months. Please see more details on this flyer.
- Short-Term Rentals are regulated by the Town to ensure compliance with safety regulations. Please find detailed information about this on the Doing Business page.
- Dogs Off-Leash On the Beach - The Council approved allowing dogs registered with the Town's Public Safety Department on beaches within the Town to be off-leash when under their owner's control from sunrise until 9 am and 5 pm until sunset. The registration process is available M-F, 8-4. As it has been since the 80's, dogs are allowed on-leash anytime on the beach within the Town limits. Please see this brochure for more details.
Please note: Indian River County does not allow dogs on their beach crossovers in Indian River Shores (Seagrape, Turtle Trail, or Tracking Station including the foot-path crossover between SurfsEdge and Pebble Beach Villas Beach Accesses) per 205.03(22).
- Turtle nesting season runs from March 1 and continues through October 31. Please see this page with details.
- Watering restrictions using City water (non-reuse) are in place, which limits lawn sprinkler usage, and occurs when Daylight Savings Time changes. We are under twice a week watering schedule in spring/summer, and once a week in fall/winter regulation by the St. John River Water Management District. Please find detailed information on the Utility Information page of our website.
- Natural Gas. There is a possibility of having this service provided in the near future, if enough interest exists among the residents. For more information, please contact Geralyn Farella at 772-521-0402, representing Florida City Gas directly about their expansion plans or to receive a personal cost-savings analysis. She may also be contacted by email at Geralyn.Farella@NextEraEnergy.com.
- The Community Center is open for use! Please contact Chelley Pallo at 231-1771, extension 124 for assistance with availability and rates. More information is also posted on this page, under Amenities. We do not have regularly-scheduled activities that are Town-sponsored at this rental facility.
- The AT&T and Verizon arrays are set and fully functional on the cell tower. Residents are encouraged to submit a work order with their carrier if there are problems with signal strength.
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