Date: July 3, 2009
Date: July 4, 2009
Time: 11:00 am
Place: Crandon Boulevard
Time: 9:00 pm
Water- Sewer Project Progress Meeting
Dates: July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2009
Time: 10:30 am
Place: BZP Conference
Room, Village Hall
Date: July 7, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm
International Children's Day-
Date: July 12, 2009
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Community Center
July Bulky Waste Pickup Week
Dates: July 13-17, 2009
Zone 2/3 Water/ Sewer Project Progress Meeting
Dates: August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2009
Time: 10:30 am
August Bulky Waste Pickup Week
Dates: August 10-14, 2009
Village Council Meeting
Date: August 25, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm
Building, Zoning, and Planning
West McIntyre Street
Biscayne, Florida 33149
A Message from the Village Manager
Welcome to the Village
e-newsletter! A new way to inform Village of Key Biscayne residents has
arrived. Through an electronic newsletter, residents will rapidly
have the latest departmental news, articles, previews of scheduled
events, and much more.
Please click below to view a video clip from our Village Manager:
Hurricane Season Is Here ... Be Prepared!
It's that time of year again - hurricane season
began June 1 and ends officially on November 30. Now is the time
to recheck your hurricane plan and make sure your evacuation and
shelter-in-place kits are stocked. The Village's Hurricane and Flood Information
webpages are full of information and handy checklists to prepare
your family, pets, home and garden, pool, vehicles and boat.
Access Card Required as of June 26
The gate control for the
Village Beach Park at the end of East Enid Drive has been
activated as of June 26, and thereafter access cards are
required for entry. Residents can apply for cards at the Community
Center from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Two cards per family will be issued.
Follow this link to a list of required
documentation and an application form.
July 4th Parade and Fireworks Are Just Around the Corner
your friends and neighbors at the Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade. This
summer tradition begins at 11:00 am with an Air Force jet flyover, and
is followed by an All-American BBQ and Picnic on the Village Green.
Fireworks at the beach start at 9:00 pm. Tune into 88.9 FM WDNA for the
fireworks music simulcast. Don't forget to bring your radio if you're
watching the fireworks away from home.
Water-Sewer-Reuse Project Update
Sewer work on the final section of streets west of
Crandon Boulevard continues as the project enters its third year. New
water pipes in Zone 2/3 are installed; once certification is complete,
residences will be switched to the new system. Homes in Zone 1 and 4
are already hooked up to the new water pipes. Zone 4 residents should
be able to connect to the new sewer system by August. For weekly
updates on work locations, street closures, detours, etc., visit the WSR News article at the Village website.
Mosquito Control ... What You Can Do
Residents should call the Miami-Dade County Help Line at
3-1-1 and report mosquito infestations to trigger a spray mission by
the County, and/or to be notified in advance of spraying. Check around
your home for any containers that may hold standing water. For more
information on how the Village Public Works Department supplements
County mosquito control efforts, visit the Village Mosquito Control webpage.
Community Center Updates
New treadmills, elliptical machines and
StairMasters have been added to the Wellness Center's suite of
cardio equipment. Five new spin bikes were added to the spinning
studio. Want to keep your kids occupied during vacation? Enroll them in
Summer Camp that continues through August 21. Everyone is invited to
International Children's Day on July 12. This free bilingual children's
theater event begins at 3:00 pm at the Center and Village Green.
Village Department News You Can Use
Building, Zoning and Planning:
Free CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)/AED
(Automated External Defibrillator) and First Aid classes are offered
year round on request. The minimum class size is four. Call the Fire
Rescue Training Center at (305) 365-8989 to set up a class.
The Community Center is an approved US
Passport Acceptance Facility where you can apply for a new passport or
passport card, or renew an
Homeowners and multifamily/commercial property owners should check that
address numbers are clearly visible from the street so that emergency
response personnel can easily find the location. Guidelines and requirements are
available at the Village website.
existing passport, by appointment
only. Call (305) 365-8953 for an appointment.
More passport information
is available at the Village website.
Summer vacation means many kids biking throughout the Village. Did
you know that State law requires all children under 16 years old to
wear a helmet, even if they are passengers in a bike child carrier?
Also, as of July 1, seat belt use will be mandatory for adults as well
as children. Learn more about this law and other safety tips here.
Downpours associated with rainy season can carry debris to storm water
drains. Clogged drains reduce the intake of water. If you notice debris
in the drain near your home, please rake up the material and dispose of
it. This action will reduce the chance of local flooding. The Village
checks all storm drains after severe weather events.
Comments? Questions? Suggestions? Send an email to keybiscayne.fl.gov
Vice Mayor Michael Davey
Enrique Garcia, Robert Gusman, Michael Kelly, Jorge
Mendia, Thomas Thornton
Village Manager Genaro "Chip" Iglesias
Village Clerk Conchita H. Alvarez
Village Attorneys Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske
Village Connect Newsletter
Editor: Jennifer Medina
Copy Editor: Henny Groschel-Becker
Contributors: Ana J. Colls, Ana de Varona, Mariana Dominguez-Hardie,
Ana Guerra, Graciela Miguel