TOWN SURFSIDE GAZETTE OF
MESSAGE FROM THE TOWN MANAGER
February Spotlight on Neighborly Love If it is February, then love must be in the air! Not just the love of your sweetheart, but the neighborly love felt by residents, businesses and visitors. Through beautifcation projects, sustainablility initiatives and exciting programs, our Town administration and elected officials continue to explore ways to bring citizens together and enhance the quality of life in our community.
Currently, the Town is testing a proposed pedestrian-friendly streetscape design on 89th and 90th Streets between Harding and Hawthorne Avenues. With the creation of a landscaped, safe pedestrian path for walking, residents will feel encourgaged to leave their cars at home and interact with their neighbors. Also, by redirecting 90th Street traffic, this project has addressed a formerly dangerous situation for drivers making a left-hand turn onto Harding Avenue. On a recent Sunday afternoon, more than 500 residents and families gathered at the 96th Street Park for the annual Family Fun Day (Page 7). While the rides, games, crafts, entertainment and delicious lunch were certainly a huge draw, the real attraction was to catch-up with longtime friends and experience the joy of meeting new ones. The return of the Tourist Bureau’s Third Thursdays series for 2018 is another opportunity for residents to listen to live music, visit a food truck and relax with friends, neighbors, as well as welcome our visitors. Surfside also continues its love affair with our delicate environment. The Town’s Tree City USA designation, Earth Day celebration, turtle nest protection and butterfly garden are just a few of the many ways we show our affection to the natural world around us.
February means more than Valentines, chocolates and flowers. This month and throughout the year, we continue our efforts to make Surfside a great place to live, work and play. Please take a moment to review the dates below and the important information on Page 3 regarding our upcoming March 20 election. - Guillermo Olmedillo, Town Manager
SPECIAL & GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION
4 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 4 THURSDAY, MARCH 1 4 TUESDAY, MARCH 6 4 THURSDAY, MARCH 8 4 TUESDAY, MARCH 20
CLEAN CAMPAIGN CLASS, 6 PM
MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM, 6 PM
COMMISSION CANDIDATES FORUM, 6 PM
TOWN HALL MEETING ON CHARTER AMENDMENT, 6 PM 2018 GENERAL & SPECIAL ELECTION, 7 AM-7PM
For more information, visit www.townofsurfsidefl.com and click on Election Information.
Warm & Inviting at January Third Thursday Residents and visitors warmed up at a chilly Third Thursday on January 18. The evening included live music, photo booth, fresh flowers, games and crafts for the children, refreshments, food trucks and plenty of places for families and friends to relax. FEBRUARY THIRD THURSDAY Rock your favorite sporty attire from the 1980s or up to today on February 15. All ages are invited to fun fitness activities.
CODE COMPLIANCE CORNER
Political Campaign Signs
The Town of Surfside regulates the use of political campaign signs under our Zoning Codes, Section 90-74, Temporary Signs. Political campaign signs may be displayed in both the residential and business districts. Political campaign signs may not be erected or displayed more than 90 days prior to the subject election date or ballot vote, and all signs must be removed no later than seven (7) days after the subject election or ballot date. In the case where a candidate is a participant in a run-off election, the candidate’s political campaign signs may be displayed until such time as the run-off election is concluded. Political campaign signs must be professionally lettered, and may not be lighted or illuminated in any manner. Political campaign signs may be not affixed or attached in any manner to the surface of any public street, public rightof-way, easement, sidewalk, curb, street pole, or any other public property or public place. Any campaign sign so affixed or attached to any public property will be removed and destroyed by the Town without prior notice to the political campaign. For residential and business districts, the maximum sign size is three (3) square feet. For in-ground signs, the maximum sign height including support frame is 42 inches from the ground to the top of the sign. In residential districts, only one political campaign sign is permitted per street frontage. Signs may not obstruct roadway visibility. Total signage, including political signs, placed in a window in the business district may not exceed 20% of the window. Prior to posting any political campaign sign, the political candidate must first obtain the permission of the property owner to post a political sign where the sign is to be placed. Signs placed on private property without the consent of the property owner may be removed and destroyed. Signs may not be placed on vacant lots or vacant properties without the expressed consent of the property owner. At this time, the Town of Surfside does not require a political campaign sign bond. If you have any questions concerning political campaign signs, then please contact the Town of Surfside, Code Compliance Division, at (305) 861-4863.
Surfside’s First Quarter Tourism Marketing Results
At the completion of the 2017-18 Fiscal Year first quarter, the Tourism Bureau is pleased to share marketing actions and subsequent results. In total, 18 articles were posted to our blog at VisitSurfsidefl.com, 75 social media posts, five electronic newsletters were sent, 40 press articles were published about Surfside, as well as our print advertising in Indulge Magazine’s December edition, Greater Miami Visitors and Convention Bureau Visitors Guide and Vacation Planner and a targeted pay-per-click campaign. Combining all of these initiatives more than 66 million impressions were made in these three months, targeting local, national and international visitors. We also completed an updated 2018 Visitors Guide which is now available in addition to the outdoor banners in the Downtown District for the holidays. Moving forward, we will continue to present Surfside as Miami’s Uptown Beachtown and wellness destination to the world.
SURFSIDE GAZETTE FEBRUARY 2018
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: TUESDAY, MAR. 20, 2018 IS ELECTION DAY On March 20, 2018 Surfside will hold a special election and general election. In addition to electing the Mayor and all four Commissioners for two-year terms, the Town will consider the following Charter Amendment on the ballot. Plan now to vote on this important amendment. The Charter provides for Mayor and Commissioners to be elected to two year terms, with the Commissioner receiving the most votes becoming Vice Mayor. It is proposed that the Charter be amended to retain a two year term for Mayor, while providing for transition to four year, staggered terms for Commissioners beginning in 2020, and for Vice Mayor to be selected by the Commission from among its members. Shall the Charter amendment be adopted? YES [ ] NO [ ]
IMPORTANT ELECTION INFORMATION
• CLEAN CAMPAIGN CLASS ON FEB. 7
The Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust and the Miami-Dade County Elections Department will be sponsoring a “Clean Campaign Class” on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall Commission Chambers.
• MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM ON MARCH 1
On Thursday, March 1, a Mayoral Candidates Forum will be held at the Town Hall Commission Chambers at 6 p.m. Come out and meet the candidates.
• COMMISSION CANDIDATES FORUM ON MARCH 6
On Tuesday, March 6, a Commission Candidates Forum will be held at the Town Hall Commission Chambers at 6 p.m. Come out and meet the candidates for the Town Commission.
• TOWN HALL MEETING ON CHARTER AMENDMENT, MAR. 8 On Thursday, March 8 there will be a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. to provide information on the proposed Charter Amendment that will be on the March 20 Special Election ballot.
• MARCH 20 ELECTION
On Tuesday, March 20, from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Town Hall Commission Chambers, 9293 Harding Avenue. For more information, visit www.townofsurfsidefl.com and click on Election Information FEBRUARY 2018
TOWN CALENDAR MEETINGS & EVENTS
FEBRUARY 2018 Sat 3 Movie Under the Stars, 6:30 pm, 96th Street Park Mon 5 Tourist Board meeting, 5:30 pm,Town Hall* Tue 6 Pension Board, 2 pm, Town Hall Tue 6 Endlessly Organic Produce 3 -6 pm, Town Hall Tue 6 Special Planning & Zoning Board, 5:30 pm, Town Hall Wed 7 Senior Performing Arts Trip, 12:30-6 pm, Community Center Wed 7 Clean Campaign Class, 6 pm at Town Hall Fri 9 Sweetheart Dance, 6:30 pm, Community Center Tue 13 Regular Town Commission, 7 pm, Town Hall* Thur 15 Third Thursday, 6 pm, 95th St and Harding Ave. Fri 16 Senior Brunch Bunch, 11 am-1 pm, Community Center Mon 19 Presidents Day, Town Hall closed Tue 20 Endlessly Organic Produce 3 -6 pm, Town Hall Thur 22 Coffee with the Cops, 10 am, Starbucks in Surfside Thur 22 Sustainability Subcommittee, 6 pm, Town Hall Thur 22 Planning & Zoning, 7 pm, Town Hall Sun 25 Beach 5K Run/Walk, 8 am start, Community Center (beach) Mon 26 Parks & Recreation Committee, 7 pm, Community Center Wed 28 Bike with the Chief, 5 pm, leaves from Town Hall MARCH 2018 Thur 1 Candidates Forum - Office of Mayor, 6 pm, Town Hall Sun 4 Shoreside Saga, 5:30 & 7:30 pm, Community Center Mon 5 Tourist Board meeting, 5:30pm,Town Hall* Tue 6 Endlessly Organic Produce 3 -6 pm, Town Hall Tue 6 Candidates Forum - Commission, 6 pm, Town Hall Wed 7 Senior Performing Arts Trip, 11:30 am, Community Center Thur 8 Meeting on Proposed Charter Amendment, 6 pm, Town Hall Fri 9 Senior Brunch Bunch, 11 am-1 pm, Community Center Tue 13 Regular Town Commission, 7 pm, Town Hall* Thur 15 Third Thursday, 6 pm, 95th St and Harding Ave. Sun 18 Spring Egg Hunt, 10 am, 96th Street Park Mon 19 Parks & Recreation Committee, 7 pm, Community Center Tue 20 TOWN ELECTION, 7 am-7 pm, Town Hall Tue 20 Endlessly Organic Produce 3 -6 pm, Town Hall Fri 23 Kids Day Off, 8 am-6 pm, Community Center Sat 24 Splash into Spring, 10:30 am, Community Center Wed 28 Bike with the Chief, 5 pm, leaves from Town Hall Thur 29 Sustainability Subcommittee, 6 pm, Town Hall Thur 29 Planning & Zoning, 7 pm, Town Hall Thur 29 Coffee with the Cops, 10 am, Starbucks in Surfside Dates and times are subject to change. Please check the Town website for updates. *These meetings are regularly broadcast on Channel 93.
SHORESIDE - THE SEQUEL ON MARCH 4
The Miami Radio Players are back with more comic tales from Shoreside. Presented by the Surfside Tourist Board and Salem K Theatre, the live radio show will be on Sunday, March 4 at the Community Center with two showings: 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and $5 for seniors. For more information, call (310) 259-9620.
PROTECT OUR BAY WATERS!
Nothing But Rain Should Go Down Stormwater Drains Unlawful discharges into Surfside’s stormwater system is one of the most damaging sources of pollution for our surrounding bay waters. The Surfside Public Works Department is working tirelessly to eliminate these inappropriate discharges into surface waters or storm sewers. What is an illicit discharge? It is a pollutant other than storm water into a storm drain, a pipe, or other direct connection. Sources of illicit connections may include sanitary sewer connections, wash water from washing machines and t home car washing. In addition, used motor oil and auto fluids, fertilizers, leaves, grass clippings and other pollutants can be swept into storm drains during rain events. Residents are reminded to bag all loose vegetation. Using leaf blowers to blow debris or other material into the storm drain is strictly prohibited and can lead to dire consequences.
This marker reminds residents not to allow anything but water to go down storm drains. If you observe illegal dumping, please report it to either Public Works, Code Compliance or Police Department at 305-861-4863.
Public Works and the Water and Sewer Department reminds residents and visitors to be aware of the markers identifying the Town’s storm drains. Everyone should do their part in educating others of the severe hazards of illegally dumping down these drains. Let’s all work to keep Surfside and our Bay clean.
COMMISSION ACTION AT THE JAN. 9 MEETING RESOLUTIONS
1. Awarding RFP No. 2015-001 for a turn key Enterprise Resource Planning Software Solution to Tyler Technologies, Inc.; approving a software as a service agreement with Tyler Technologies, Inc. for a five year initial term in an amount not to exceed $556,285. 2. Approving a work authorization to Calvin Giordano & Associates, Inc. to provide project management for the Enterprise Resource Planning Software Project. 3. Amending the budget approved for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
VOTED TO ADOPT THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE ON SECOND READING: 1. Amending the Town of Surfside Code of Ordinances by amending Article VI “Signs” of “Chapter 90 Zoning” of the Town of Surfside Code of Ordinances to provide for ground-affixed letter or number signs.
• SAVE THE DATE • TOWN OF SURFSIDE
ANNUAL HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 • 12 – 6 P.M.
THANK YOU! FOR GENEROUSLY SUPPORTING THE 2017 SURFSIDE HOLIDAY FUND
Gulver & Ali Altinisik Marta Amieva Carlos Amieva Anne Ascher Edward & Susana Averbach Laurence Baldwin Arthur Baumann Godoy Becker Henry & Rosanna Bernstein Anthony Blate Erich & Yvonne Bucher
Sandra Caplin David & Silvia Cohen Felix & Vivian Doval Luis & Maria Flores John Gaige Mario & Soraya Garcia William Grayson Yvonne Hayes Pablo & Frances Hontou Eva Kaman Marc Levenson
Tim Loper Ian MacDougald Richard & Renee Moore Leandro Moreira Rita Murgolo Paul & Denise Novack Radamesb Ocasio Jennifer Oken Dr. Barbara Ossip Jessie Payne Carolyn Pichardo
Richard & Daryl Prager Marco & Theodora Rose Ehrenfried Schlischka Mark & Gail Slatko Amy Somek Moises & Tatiana Wertheimer Solimar Condominium Association Ideas To Improve Crown Trophy of North Miami
SURFSIDE GAZETTE FEBRUARY 2018
DECEMBER 2017 OFFICERS OF THE MONTH
Detective Goes Undercover to Make a Unlicensed Medical Practice Arrest Surfside detectives were alerted of an employee at the Lemel Medical Spa who was reportedly practicing medicine without a license. Surfside Sgt. Marian Cruz and Lead Investigator Detective Diana Dulaney met with the Miami-Dade Police Department’s (MDPD) Medical Crimes Unit and the Florida Department of Health Miami Office to coordinate an investigation and undercover operation. Det. Dulaney made an appointment at the spa to receive Juvederm and Botox injections. On November 15, she entered the spa accompanied by an undercover police officer from MDPD. Sgt. Cruz, Det. Kemuel Gambirazio and members of the MDPD Medical Crimes Unit surrounded the business. Det. Dulaney met with the subject and obtained the necessary elements of a crime. The subject offered to administer injections right away. Det. Dulaney agreed and then gave the takedown signal for the undercover units to enter the spa. The coordination, witness interviews and securing, categorizing and collecting evidence was directed by Sgt. Cruz, while Det. Kemuel Gambirazio took written statements from all the employees on scene. Detectives collected, photographed and impounded approximately $5,000 of prescription drugs. The subject was arrested and charged with one count of practicing medicine without a license and three counts of possession of prescription drug with intent to dispense. Additional arrests and penalties to the business are pending. The detectives were commended for the success of this challenging operation as well as handling the significant media inquiries and interviews. Their outstanding work may have prevented serious injuries. Great job and congratulations!
(L-R) Captain Julio Yero, Officers of the Month Detective Sgt. Marian Cruz, Detective Kemuel Gambirazio, Detective Diana Dulaney and Chief David Allen.
December 2017 Civilian of the Month Assistant to the Chief Dina Goldstein again coordinated the successful 9th Annual Police Department’s Holiday Toy Drive (see following page). The event has become a tradition and Dina works diligently to insure the event brings smiles to hundreds of needy children. She recruits Town Staff to assist in the event, works with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department Station 21 to bring Santa and Mrs. Claus to the event. Dina also coordinates decorations, refreshments, photography, pre-event meetings and solicites donations to purchase the toys. The event has become a tradition that makes Surfside special. Congratulations to Dina as the recipient of Civilian of the Month!
TAKE A SPIN WITH THE CHIEF
DMV COMING TO SURFSIDE FEB. 15 Community Outreach Specialists from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles are bringing their mobile DMV to Town Hall on Thursday, Feb.15 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Police Training Room. For information on the services provided, fees and required documentation, go to teh Town website, www.townofsurfsidefl.gov. For more information contact Dina Goldstein at 305.861.4862 or firstname.lastname@example.org. FEBRUARY 2018
Want to take a tour of Surfside? There is no better way than on a bicycle with the Town’s Police Chief, David Allen. Bike With the Chief takes place on the last Wednesday of the month and leaves from Town Hall at 5 p.m. The next event is Wednesday, February 28.
Holiday Wishes Come True at 9th Annual Toy Drive Give-away Hundreds of children of all ages along with their families greeted Mr. & Mrs. Claus as they arrived at Town Hall on a shrieking fire rescue truck to kick off the 9th Annual Surfside Police Department’s Holiday Toy event. With seasonal music playing, Santa and his team of elves (all were Town personnel in costume) danced on the sidewalk and led the children into the Commission Chambers where a mountain of donated toys awaited. While parents were entertained in a different room, the children selected age-appropriate toys that brightened their holiday season. All of the families in need of Holiday cheer were invited and registered to attend the event. Thanks goes out to all the many donors who supported the event, the Police Department and Town staff.
SHUL CEREMONY FOR DONATED AMBULANCE Surfside Mayor Daniel Dietch attended a ceremony at the Shul as an ambulance was donated to the Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national emergency response, EMS and blood services. The mobile intensive care unit was donated by Judy Milstein. Mayor Dietch with American Friends of Magen David Adom Southeast Region Director Tammy Karu.
TEEN SCENE CREATES BANNER FOR HOLIDAYS Surfside’s Teen Scene group used their creativity to make a banner that greeted the children who came to Town Hall for the Holiday Toy event (above). Teen Scene meets on Tuesdays at 5:30 at the Community Center. Join in the fun and receive community service hours. SURFSIDE GAZETTE FEBRUARY 2018
PARKS & RECREATION
FAMILIES + FUN = A PERFECT DAY
More than 500 residents and families gathered at the 96 Street Park for the Parks & Recreationâ€™s annual Family Fun Day. On a perfect afternoon, Surfsiders enjoyed a variety of rides, bounce houses, rock climbing, game shows, face painting, balloon creations, a photo booth and a DJ. Special entertainment included youth program performers from the Hip Hop class and Beginner Ballet. After working up an appetite, everyone was treated to a delicious picnic lunch. Thanks to all who helped make the memorable event fun-filled and relaxing!
Fun and Friends at Winter Camp
The Surfside Parks and Recreation Department offered a 2017-2018 Winter Camp to younsters during the winter break from school. Campers enjoyed arts and crafts, sports, swimming, cooking projects and much more. Campers also enjoyed awesome field trips and made new friends.
SURFSIDE SOCCER STARS TAKE HOME TROPHIES
The Town of Surfside Youth Soccer Team under age 10 received awards as the runners-up of the SEA Soccer League. Congratulations!
PARKS & RECREATION
WINTER SESSION 2018
Registration for residents and non-residents is now underway. Call (305) 866-3635.
CLASS DAY Gymnastics, age 3-5 Monday Gymnastics, age 6-12 Monday Creative Ballet, age 3-4 Tuesday Beginner Ballet, age 5-7 Tuesday Teen Scene, age 12-16 Tuesday Soccer, Age 4-5 Tue & Thur Soccer, Age 6-8 Tue & Thur Soccer, Age 9-12 Tue & Thur Girls Soccer, age 6-12 Wednesday Taekwondo, age 5-7 Wednesday Taekwondo, age 8 and up Wednesday Super Soccer Stars, age 2-2.5 Saturday Super Soccer Stars, age 2.5-3 Saturday Super Soccer Stars, age 3 Saturday Intro to Music Production, age 9-14 Saturday Hip Hop, ages 7-12 Saturday
DATES & TERM 1/8/18-2/26/18 1/8/18-2/26/18 1/9/18-2/27/18 1/9/18-2/27/18 1/9/18-2/27/18 1/9/18-3/15/18 1/9/18-3/15/18 1/9/18-3/15/18 1/10/18-2/28/18 1/10/18-2/28/18 1/10/18-2/28/18 1/13/18-3/3/18 1/13/18-3/3/18 1/13/18-3/3/18 1/27/18-3/3/18 1/13/18-3/3/18
HOURS Fee (per person) Fee Per Class No class 4:30-5:25 p.m. $60 residents/$90 non $15 res/$23 non 2/19 5:30-6:25 p.m. $60 residents/$90 non $15 res/$23 non 2/19 3:30- 4:15 p.m. $80 residents/$120 non $15 res/$23 non 4:25- 5:15 p.m. $80 residents/$120 non $15 res/$23 non 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE FREE 4-5 p.m. $140 residents/$200 non no drop in 5-6 p.m. $140 residents/$200 non no drop in 6-7 p.m. $140 residents/$200 non no drop in 5-6 p.m. $80 residents/$120 non no drop in 6:15-6:45 p.m. $80 residents/$120 non no drop in 6:50-7:45 p.m. $96 residents/$136 non no drop in 9:15-9:55 a.m. $80 residents/$120 non no drop in 10:05-10:45 a.m. $80 residents/$120 non no drop in 10:55-11:40 a.m. $80 residents/$120 non no drop in 10-11:30 am $144 residents/$204 non no drop in 4-5 p.m. $80 residents/$120 non $15 res/$23 non
Adult Programs CLASS
Fee (per person)
Fee Per Class
$60 residents/$90 non
$15 res/$23 non
$80 residents/$120 non
$15 res/$23 non
$80 residents/$120 non
$15 res/$23 non
Senior Programs CLASS
Zumba Gold (55 and up) Monday
Fee (per session)
Fee Per Class
$30 Resident/$42 non
$6 residents/ $8 non
Senior Bridge Time Mon & Wed 1/8/18-2/28/18 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. FREE FREE Get to Know Your Electronic Devices Tuesday 1/9/18-2/27/18 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $32 Residents/$48 non $5 residents/$7 non Classical Movies & More Wednesday 1/10/18-2/28/18 10:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m. FREE FREE 2/14 Silver Sneakers: Cardio & Strength Tues & Fri 1/9/18-3/2/18 9-10 am Free to Silver Sneaker members/$5 non Whatâ€™s Your View Point
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Programs at the Surfside Tennis Center CLASS
Fee (per person)
1/9/18-3/1/18 1/8/18-3/2/18 1/8/18-3/2/18 1/8/18-3/2/18 1/9/18-3/1/18 1/9/18-3/1/18 1/9/18-3/1/18
7- 8 p.m. 4-4:30 p.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 4-4:30 p.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 4-5 p.m.
$160 Res/$240non $15/$23 drop in $140 Res/$168 non 2/19 $264 Res/$374 non 2/19 $264 Res/$374 non 2/19 $160 Res/$192 non $192 Res/$272 non $192 Res/$272 non
Adult Tennis Clinic Tennis Pee Wee, age 4-6 Tennis Challenger, age 10-14 Tennis Challenger, age 10-14 Tennis Pee Wee, age 4-6 Tennis Prodigies, age 6-8 Tennis Champs, age 7-9
Tue & Thur Mon & Fri Mon, Wed & Fri Mon, Wed & Fri Tue & Thur Tue & Thur Tue & Thur
Registration is already in progress. Call (305) 866-3635 to register or for information
SURFSIDE GAZETTE FEBRUARY 2018
PARKS & RECREATION
Fee (per person)
No class dates
Rec Swim Team Mon & Wed 2/12/18-4/11/18 5-6 pm $110 Resident/$166 non 2/19, 3/26, 3/28 Rec Swim Team Tue & Thur 2/13/18-4/10/18 5-6 pm $110 Resident/$166 non 3/27, 3/29 Adult Learn to Swim Tue & Thur 3/6/18-3/22/18 6-6:30 pm $51 Resident/$75 non Preschool Learn to Swim, age 3-5 Tue & Thur 3/6/18-3/22/18 3:45-4:15 pm $51 Resident/$75 non Beginners Learn to Swim, age 6-14 Tue & Thur 3/6/18-3/22/18 4:20-4:50 pm $51 Resident/$75 non Aqua Zumba Tuesday 1/30/18-3/20/18 8:45-9:30 am Active adults Res $80/$120 non, Senior res $40/$80 non Aqua Zumba Thursday 2/1/18-3/22/18 8:45-9:30 am Active adults Res $80/$120 non, Senior res $40/$80 non Call the Parks and Recreation Department at (305) 866-3635
RED CROSS CLASSES
\Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Adult CPR/AED
Saturday Saturday Saturday
2/24/18 2/24/18 2/24/18
9 - 11 am 9 - 10 am
Classroom & Web Classroom & Web
9 - 9:45 am Classroom & Web
Contact the Community Center Contact the Community Center Contact the Community Center
FEBRUARY 2018 AQUATIC CENTER HOURS
Main pool open swim: Mon-Sun: 9 am - 6 pm Sand Dollar Key: Mon-Sun: 10 am - 5:30 pm Water Slide: (subject to change) Mon-Sun: 9 am -5:30 pm
Lap swimming: Tue-Thur: 6:30-9 am (limited lanes) Monday - Friday: 3:00-5 pm (limited lanes) Beach lifeguard tower is located behind the Community Center and is open from 9 am - 5 pm
UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES EVENT
Movie Under the Stars Senior Performing Arts Trip Sweetheart Dance Senior Brunch Bunch Beach 5K Run/Walk Senior Performing Arts Trip Spring Egg Hunt Kids Day Off Splash into Spring Spring Camp
Saturday, Feb. 3 Wednesday, Feb. 7 Friday, Feb. 9 Friday, Feb. 16 Sunday, Feb. 25 Wednesday, March 7 Sunday, March 18 Friday, March 23 Saturday, March 24 March 26-30
6:30 pm 12:30-6 pm 6:30-8:30 pm 11 am-1 pm 8 am start 11:30 am-6 pm 10 am 8 am- 6 pm 10:30 am 8 am-6 pm
LOCATION COST (per person)
96th Street Park Bus leaves from Community Center Community Center Community Center Beach by Community Center Bus leaves from Community Center 96th Street Park Community Center Community Center Community Center
FREE $30 residents/$60 non FREE $5 per person (limited) see flyer $30 residents/$60 non FREE $30 residents/$45 non FREE to residents see flyer next page
Surfside’s Annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair
Residents took advantage of the Town’s annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair to receive free medial screenings and talk with health professionals. Hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department and held in the Community Center, the event provided a wide array of health education, senior resources and referrals. There was also give-aways and prizes. FEBRUARY 2018
Mom & Pop Small Business Grants Available Small business owners in Miami-Dade’s District 4 are invited to apply for Commissioner Sally Heyman’s Annual Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 for purchasing equipment, supplies, inventory, advertising and making minor renovations. Applications will be accepted February 5- February 23, 2018. Business owners must meet the following criteria: in existance for at least two years, employ no more than seven employees, currently not in default or non-com-
HAVE YOU VISITED THE NEW TOWN WEBSITE?
WWW.TOWNOFSURFSIDEFL.GOV The Town has launched a new user-friendly website that is mobile and tablet compatible. The website remains the best source for Town news, meetings, events and important notices Please take a moment to sign up for Town notifications to ensure that you stay informed.
pliance with any County loan or grant program, not affiliated with a national chain, owns no more than two businesses and not engage in illegal activity at the business location. For more information or to confirm what District you are in, call (305) 787-5999. Applications are available at www.miamidade.gov/district04 and should be sent or delivered to: Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4 Office, 1100 NE 163rd Street, #303, North Miami Beach, FL 33162.
REPORT WITH SEECLICKFIX
SeeClickFix is a mobile phone app for reporting non-emergency conditions that may need to be addressed by the Town. (For emergencies call 911). Note that a response may take several days. Download this free app or visit our website www.townofsurfsidefl.gov. SeeClickFix allows you to use descriptions, photos and videos to instantly report situations that require attention and follow-up. You can also communicate, comment, get updates and thank those who worked to solve the issue.
Town of Surfside Parks and Recreation Department
Sweet Heart Dance
Movie under the Stars Saturday February 3, 2018 96th Street Park
Join the Parks and Recreation Department for our Sweet Heart Dance. Adult and Children are both welcomed.
(9572 Bay Drive)
The Night will include
Movie begins at 6:30pm
light refreshments, music and fun with your special one.
Friday February 9, 2018 6:30 - 8:30pm Rated PG
Bring family and friends and join the Parks and Recreation Department as we watch the “EMOJI MOVIE” *Don’t forget to bring your blankets
Pre-registration required by February 8th
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate must contact the Surfside Community Center at least 48 hours in advance in order to request such accommodations
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate must contact the Surfside Community Center at least 48 hours in advance in order to request such accommodations.
For more information please contact (305) 866-3635 visit www.townofsurfsidefl.gov
For more information call (305) 866-3635 Visit www.townofsurfsidefl.gov
SURFSIDE GAZETTE FEBRUARY 2018
TOWN OF SURFSIDE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT Town of Surfside Parks and Recreation Department
Beach 5K Run/Walk Join the Town of Surfside for the 12th Annual Beach 5K Run/Walk Packet Pick-up Saturday, February 24th 10:00am-4:00pm
Race Day Packet Pick-up 6:30-7:15am
NO PICK-UP AFTER 7:15AM
www.active.com $25.00 Adults $15.00 Ages 14 & under *All online registrations require Active registration fee of $3.25 per participant Online Registration ends noon Thursday, February 22nd
Surfside Community Center 9301 Collins Avenue
The Town of Surfside is proud to announce our 2018 Spring Adventure Camp! Your child’s Spring Break will be filled with water/outdoor activities such as surfing, paddle boarding, obstacle races, sand castles as well as arts and crafts, cooking projects and much more. Campers will enjoy awesome adventures and make new friends. Session
A late charge of $5 cash will be assessed for every 5 minutes after scheduled closing time.
March 26 8:00 am - 6:00
March 29 8:00 am - 6:00
March 30 8:00 am - 6:00
Daily Drop in Fee (Drop in registrations may not be guaranteed based on pre-registrations)
Registration on Saturday, February 24th $30.00 Adults $20.00 Ages 14 & under
Note: Registration and any additional fees are inclu ed
Ages: 6 - 12
Race Day Registration $35.00 Adults $25.00 Ages 14 & under
Child must turn 6 by March 19 (Copy of Birth Certificate (s) required at registration)
Monday thru Thursday Friday thru Sunday
Race Course Route
Early Registration ends Friday, February 23rd $25.00 Adults $15.00 Ages 14 & under
Wednesday March 28 8:00 am - 6:00
*Bathing Suit attire and outdoor clothing required daily
On Site Registration
March 27 8:00 am - 6:00
Race begins on the beach hard pack east of the Surfside Community Center located at 93rd Street. Participants will run south to 87th Terrace and loop around to head north. Participants will run and turn at 93rd Street for a second loop. Participants will run south to 87th Terrace and loop around to head north. Participants will run to 96th Street and loop around to conclude at the finish line. Finish line located at the beach hard pack northeast of the Community
For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department (305) 866-3635 visit www.townofsurfsidefl.gov
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Surfside Residents February 12th Non-Residents March 7th *Registration will end Thursday, March 22 (Daily Drop Included) **Must be pre-registered for full session and/or daily drop ins. Registration spaces are limited and will be on a first come fi st serve basis. Everyone must present a proof of residence such as a current water bill, lease or electric bill. No driver licenses will be accepted as proof of si ency.
Awards Top 3 Overall Male & Female Top Masters M/F 40+ Age groups Male & Female 1st-3rd 14 & under (all 14 & under finishers receive awards) 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 5054; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+
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For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at Phone: (305) 866-3635 Website: www.townofsurfsidefl.gov
Town of Surfside Higher Education Scholarship The Town of Surfside Higher Education Scholarship funds will be awarded to the successful student applications upon evidence of registration in an accredited post-secondary institution. The Town of Surfside would like to promote higher education by providing two $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to two deserving Town of Surfside graduating seniors interested in or intending to pursue post-high school course of study. Continuation of education must be at either college/university level or other post-secondary educational institution. The applicants will be selected by the Town of Surfside Scholarship
EARTH DAY SUNDAY, APRIL 22 From 10 AM - 12 PM Surfside Community Center Join the Town of Surfside Parks and Recreation Department as we celebrate Earth Day! Activities include Environmental Demonstrations/Resources, Music, Light Refreshments & more FEBRUARY 2018
CRITERIA: 1.) Applicant must be a Surfside resident for at least 5 years. 2.) Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award.
DEADLINE for all
applications is Friday, April 27th, 2018 by 5:00p.m.
3.) Applicant must have a minimum graduation GPA of 3.0. 4.) Applicant must have a financial need for the scholarship. 5.) Applicant must demonstrate a positive-impact through community/civic involvement as determined through letters of recommendation and responses included in the application.
Additional submission requirements are on the scholarship application. For more information please call the Town Clerk at (305) 861‐4863 Or Visit www.townofsurfsidefl.gov
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