Friday, July 5, 2013


July 5, 2013

Alton Road / MacArthur Cswy Flyover Closes for FDOT Repairs
Sunday, July 14 through August 13, 2013
Special Commission meeting has been called for Monday, July 8 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss this issue.

After the conclusion of a traffic impact analysis, the closure of the Alton Road at Fifth Street flyover will close for repairs for 30 days versus the alternative 180 days.

Traffic alternates and detours as well as traffic signalization will be modified to improve the eastbound mobility on the MacArthur Causeway during the closure.
Receive a Free Reusable Miami Beach I Recycle Tote Bag at Publix this Weekend 
With the Purchase of a Coca-Cola Product | Pledge to Recycle and Win
Coca-Cola Miami Beach Partnership Logo

In partnership with Coca-Cola, Miami Beach's recycling partner, free reusable Miami Beach I Recycle Because tote bags will be available at all Miami Beach participating Publix supermarkets this Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 with the purchase of a Coca-Cola product (while supplies last).

Pledge to recycle and win. The first 25 people to submit their recycling pledge will receive a up-cycled T-shirt. Residents who pledge before August 15 will be entered into a drawing to win FREE college football tickets to see the Hurricanes take on their Florida rival on September 7, 2013. All prizes are courtesy of Coca-Cola.
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.

Land Use Committee (agenda): 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
It's Hurricane Season! Plan, Prepare and Register 
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.
New Flood Relief Parking Program
If your address has been identified as one that is located within a potential flood area, you qualify for temporary parking accommodation voucher during a flood activation. Notices sent to those affected areas. Click here for more info.
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 
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!
Wooden Boardwalk at Former Seville to Close & Detour
Approved Construction Continues

The boardwalk behind the former Seville at 29 Street will close soon for approved demolition. Passage along the boardwalk will detour to Collins Avenue. The City continues to pursue options on elevation and surface materials of the new beachwalk in that area.
Learn More About Your City, Join the Free Leadership Academy
Registration is Now Open for the Fall Session

Add the Neighborhood Leadership Academy to your resume. Get a fresh perspective on how to become more active in your community. The free, 15-week session provides information and resources to become a more knowledgeable member and participant in our community.

Caroline Defreze, 305.673.7010 or
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
Charter Review & Revision Board Seeks Public Input
Meeting: 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.

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
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, July 24

Food Trucks: 5PM - 10PM 
Live music: 6PM - 9PM

Share the event with your Facebook friends & family
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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:

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.

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.  
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:, click on the Education tab. 
Traffic Alert: Road Construction Projects
Contact for Alton Rd project info: Heather Leslie, 305.905.5876 or
For real-time traffic reports, call 511 or go to
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
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.
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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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