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TOWN SURFSIDE GAZETTE OF

MARCH 2018

MESSAGE FROM THE TOWN MANAGER

March Brings Us Spring and A Town-Wide Election

Spring is in the air ... and so is the Town-wide election on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Residents will have the opportunity to elect their Commissioners, Mayor and to vote on an important Charter amendment in a special election. Prior to the election, there will be a Mayoral Candidates Forum, a Commission Candidates Forum and a meeting regarding the Charter amendment. You can find an insert here in this month’s Gazette with detailed information about the election. Voting is your right and responsibility. Come out and vote on March 20! Congratulations to the Town Staff and the Public Works Department for Surfside’s designation as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the second year in a row (see Page 6). Being included as a Tree City USA shows the commitment to managing trees on public land and the work done to increase the Town’s important tree canopy. Look for the signs at the north and south entrances of the Town designating Surfside as a Tree City USA! On Thursday February 15 Surfside families and visitors came together at the Third Thursday event for a moment of silence out of respect for the lives lost and for those affected by the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. During this difficult time, family and community are powerful essentials in the healing process. The display of unity that night was a heartfelt step forward. - Guillermo Olmedillo, Town Manager

SPECIAL & GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION

THURSDAY, MARCH 1 MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM, 6:30 PM

TUESDAY, MARCH 6 COMMISSION CANDIDATES FORUM, 6:30 PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 TOWN HALL MEETING ON CHARTER AMENDMENT, 6 PM TUESDAY, MARCH 20 2018 GENERAL & SPECIAL ELECTION, 7 AM–7 PM

WEDESDAY, MARCH 21 SWEARING IN CEREMONY FOR NEWLY ELECTED MAYOR & COMMISSIONERS, 7 PM

For more information, visit www.townofsurfsidefl.gov and click on Election Information.


Medals for All at a Winning February Third Thursday Under a theme of “Get Sporty,” the February Third Thursday was a slam dunk success as residents and visitors gathered at Harding Avenue and 95th Street for great music, delicious food and a champion’s array of activities and games.

JOIN US FOR PET NIGHT AT THE NEXT THIRD THURSDAY MARCH 15. Show off your favorite furry friend and enjoy activities for your pet. Also, check out the onsite shelter organization with adoptable pets.

At the Third Thursday, Mayor Daniel Dietch led a moment of silence the day after the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. L-R: Commissioner Barry Cohen, Mayor Daniel Dietch, Commissioner Tina Paul, Tourist Board Chair Barbara Cohen, Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman and Commissioner Daniel Gielchinsky.

CODE COMPLIANCE CORNER

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR SHORT-TERM RENTALS In 2011, the Town of Surfside enacted a “Short-Term Rental” Ordinance to regulate the rental of residential properties by seasonal residents. The Ordinance requires property owners to complete an “Individual Short-Term Rental Registration for Seasonal Guests” application and pay the required fees. Property owners must agree to the terms and conditions for short-term rentals as outlined in the Ordinance. A new registration application is required for each new rental period and property owners are limited to three rentals within a period of 12-consecutive months. The registration fee per rental period is $100, plus Resort Tax is due per rental period of four percent (4%) of rental fee collected by the property owner from the renter. If you are advertising and renting your property through Airbnb, then Airbnb will remit the Resort Tax to the Town on your behalf. Registration is required even if the property is just being advertised on a vacation rental website, such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO, Flipkey or any other website. In this case, the registration fee is $100 and must be paid when you list the property for rent. However, this amount will be credited to the first vacation rental that occurs at the property. For further information on the Town’s ShortTerm Rental Ordinance, or to obtain a registration application form, please contact the Code Compliance Division at Surfside Town Hall, or call (305) 861-4863, extension 230.

Tourist Bureau Hosts Business Enhancement Program Surfside’s Tourist Bureau hosted an afternoon Tourism Business Enhancement Program to benefit Harding Avenue businesses and their use of social media marketing. Held at Araxi Burger Restaurant, presenters Rachel Pinzur, Gio Gutierrez and Claire Kunzman discussed public relations efforts, getting followers on-line and influencer strategies. There was also a period for brainstorming, ideas and feedback from attendees. The Tourism Bureau is planning to continue the program quarterly to provide tools and empowerment to the downtown district businesses. Gio Gutierrez, creator of Chow Chat TV podcast, speaks to the group.

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SHORESIDE - THE SEQUEL ON MARCH 4

The Miami Radio Players are back with more comic tales from Shoreside, a town somewhere on Miami Beach. Presented by the Surfside Tourist Board and Salem K Theatre, the live radio show will be on Sunday, March 4 at the Community Center. Two performances 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 with refreshments. Call (786) 558-4588. For previous episodes, go to www. miami-radio-players.com.

DRIVER’S LICENSE SERVICES ON APRIL 19 Community Outreach Specialists from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will host mobile DMV at Town Hall on Thursday, April 19 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Commission Chambers. Information on the services, fees and documentation required is located on the Town website. For further information please contact Dina Goldstein at (305) 861-4862 or dgoldstein@townofsurfsidefl.gov

SHRED-A-THON & PRESCRIPTION DISPOSAL The Surfside Police Department will join with four other local agencies to host a Shred-AThon and Prescription Drug Drop Off on Saturday, April 28 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Bill Bird Marina in Haulover Park. There is a three box limit and no CDs, x-rays, binders or plastic will be accepted. Bring your unused or expired medications for safe and proper disposal. For more information, contact Dina Goldstein at (305) 861-4862.

BLOOD DRIVE ON APRIL 25 The Surfside Police Department is hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the One Blood organization on April 25, 2018 from 12 – 3 pm. The Blood Mobile will be located in the Town Hall parking lot. For further information please contact Dina Goldstein at (305) 861-4862 or dgoldstein@townofsurfsidefl.gov MARCH 2018

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TOWN CALENDAR MEETINGS & EVENTS

MARCH 2018 Thur 1 Mayoral Candidates Forum, 6:30 pm, Town Hall Sun 4 Shoreside Saga, 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm, Community Center Mon 5 Streetsweeper. Don’t block your curb! Mon 5 Tourist Board meeting, 5:30 pm,Town Hall* Tue 6 Endlessly Organic Produce, 3 -6 pm, Town Hall Tue 6 Commission Candidates Forum, 6:30 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 Board & Committees Recognition, 5:30 pm, Town Hall 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 Mon 5 Streetsweeper. Don’t block your curb! Tue 20 TOWN ELECTION, 7 am-7 pm, Town Hall Tue 20 Endlessly Organic Produce, 3-6 pm, Town Hall Wed 21 Swearing in Ceremony, 7 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 Wed 28 One-way Street Meeting, 6 pm, 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 APRIL 2018 Tue 3 Endlessly Organic Produce, 3 -6 pm, Town Hall Mon 9 Streetsweeper. Don’t block your curb! Mon 9 Tourist Board meeting, 5:30 pm,Town Hall* Tue 10 Regular Town Commission, 7 pm, Town Hall* Fri 13 Senior Brunch Bunch, 11 am-1 pm, Community Center Thur 19 Third Thursday, 6 pm, 95th St and Harding Ave Mon 16 Parks & Recreation Committee, 7 pm, Community Center Tue 17 Endlessly Organic Produce, 3 -6 pm, Town Hall Tue 17 AARP Driving Safety Class, 10 am-5 pm, Comm. Center Thur 19 Mobile DMV, 10 am-2 pm, Town Hall Sat 21 Baynanza Shoreline Clean-up, 9 am-12pm, Comm. Center Sun 22 Earth Day Celebration, 10 am-2 pm, Community Center Mon 23 Streetsweeper. Don’t block your curb! Wed 25 Blood Drive, 12-3 pm, Town Hall Parking Lot Wed 25 Bike with the Chief, 5 pm, leaves from Town Hall Thur 26 Sustainability Subcommittee, 6 pm, Town Hall Thur 26 Planning & Zoning, 7 pm, Town Hall Thur 26 Coffee with the Cops, 10 am, Starbucks in Surfside Sat 28 Multi-Agency Shred-a-thon, 10 am-2 pm, Haulover Park Dates and times are subject to change. Please check the Town website for updates. *These meetings are regularly broadcast on Channel 93.

ONE-WAY STREET MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 6 PM • TOWN HALL

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COMMISSION ACTION AT THE FEBRUARY 13 MEETING RESOLUTIONS

VOTED TO ADOPT THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES ON 1. Approving the third amendment to the agreement with SECOND READING Limousines of South Florida, Inc. for municipal bus services. 2. Approving the installation and service agreement with Triad Security Group, Inc. for an access control system at Town Hall. 3.Approving the installation and service agreement with Triad Security Group, Inc. for an IP camera system at the Abbott Avenue parking lot. 4. Urging the United States Congress to fund the study of foreign sand use in beach nourishment projects in MiamiDade County. 5. Urging the United States Congress to support language in the FY 2018 Federal Appropriations Bill and the 2018 Disaster Recovery Supplemental providing for 100 percent federal funding of the South Atlantic Coastal Study Authorized in Section 1204 of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, with the necessary language and funding to ensure inclusion of the previously authorized Central and South Florida Flood Control Project and its area as part of this study. 6. Setting a goal for all Town buses to be zero-emission and powered by clean energy by 2025; urging Miami-Dade County and all municipalities in the County to adopt the same goal. 7. Declaring April as water conservation month in the Town of Surfside, Florida, and supporting the national “Wyland Mayor’s Challenge For Water Conservation” in the Town of Surfside. 8. Approving a work authorization to Calvin Giordano & Associates, Inc. to provide general engineering services for traffic signal modifications at the intersection of 95th Street and Harding Avenue.

1. Amending Chapter 42 “Floods”, Section 42-92 “Specific Standards” to address lowest floor elevation requirements for single family residential structures. 2. Amending Chapter 90 “Zoning,” Section 90-2 “Definitions,” to revise the measurement of roof height. 3. Amending Chapter 3 “Purchasing” of the Town Code relating to purchasing limitations and exemptions from competitive bidding for purchases of equipment and repair and maintenance of Public Works and utilities infrastructure. 4. Amending Section 35(14) of the Charter of the Town of Surfside relating to a requirement for sealed bids for purchases of $8,500 or more. 5. Amending the Town of Surfside Code of Ordinances by amending Article I, “In General,” of Chapter 54, Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions,” to create Section 54-2. “Consideration of Anti-Semitism and Hate Crimes in Enforcing Laws.” 6. Amending Article VI “Signs” of “Chapter 90 Zoning” of the Town of Surfside Code of Ordinances; specifically amending section 90-69 “Definitions”; specifically amending Section 90-74 “Temporary Signs.” 7. Amending Chapter 2, Article V, Division 2 of the Code of the Town of Surfside regarding the retirement plan for employees of the Town of Surfside; amending Section 2-171 of the Town Code to clarify the definition of the term senior management employee.

• SAVE THE DATE • TOWN OF SURFSIDE

ANNUAL HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 • 12 – 6 P.M.

2017 Crime Report from Surfside Police Department

CRIME CATEGORIES DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY IN 2017

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Uniform Crime Report for the Town of Surfside is at the right. Police Chief David Allen is pleased to report that Total Crimes decreased by 44% in Surfside from 2016-2017. Violent Crime (Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault) decreased by 50% and Property Crime (Burglary, Larceny, Motor Vehicle Theft) decreased by 43.5%. Total arrests also decreased from 183 in 2016 to 96 in 2017. Thank you for helping to keep Surfside safe.

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Total Violent Property Crimes %CH Crime %CH Crimes %CH

2010 167 -17.3 13 -51.9 2011 183 9.6 4 -69.2 2012 167 -8.7 15 275 2013 123 -26.3 7 -53.3 2014 158 28.5 4 -42.9 2015 137 -13.3 9 125 2016 182 32.8 12 33.3 2017 102 -44 % 6 -50 %

154 -12 179 16.2 152 -15.1 116 -23.7 154 32.8 128 -16.9 170 32.8 96 -43 %

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POLICE BEAT

2017 OFFICER AND CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR OFFICER JOHN GENTILE

PARKING OPERATIONS MANAGER ELINOR JOSEPH

Surfside Police Officer Parking Operations Manager John Gentile had a busy Joseph does an exceptional 2017. He was selected job in support of Police as Officer of the Month Department initiatives regardtwice and is a finalist for less of the scope or complexthe 2017 Miami-Dade ity. Always providing a high LEO Awards for Uniform level of customer service, he Services. Known as the is a valuable asset to fellow Department’s best field co-workers and the commutraining officer and nity. He oversees a departrespected by all his fellow ment of 4 Parking Enforcement officers and command Officers, 6 municipal parkstaff, he has been named ing lots, 37 multipay stations, the 2017 Officer of the (L-R) Officer John Gentile, Chief David Allen and Parking Operations 640 electronic single space Year. meters, the pay-by-phone Manager Elinor Joseph. system, and the business and He led the Police Department in 2017 for arrests, susresidential parking permit program. He is also the picious persons’ stops and reports completed. His Property and Evidence Custodian, Quartermaster and excellent police work resulted in felony arrests and the seizure of firearms, ammunition, large amounts of nar- a trained Communications Operator who fills in whencotics and the recovery of stolen vehicles and bicycles. ever needed. He is always professional, respectful and John received several commendations for his kind- dedicated to his mission. Elinor Joseph is also a finalist for the 2017 Miami-Dade LEO Awards for Support ness and extra effort to help residents. Services, an award he won in 2016. Congratulations! John also excels at training, coaching and leading new officers to become better at their job. He is known for his preparation, maturity, professionalism and calmness. His commitment and loyalty to Surfside is unquestionable. Congratulations to an officer of integrity and an individual dedicated to his family and to While on bicycle patrol on Abbott Avenue, Parking helping others. Enforcement Officer Josue Castro saw a suspicious man walking onto residential properties and looking through garbage. Officer Castro contacted the Communications and gave the individual’s description, location and direction of travel, all while watching him until police units arrived. A records check of the person revealed an extensive criminal past. Through Parking Enforcement Officer Castro’s assistance, a crime was prevented. He was named Civilian of the Month for his alertness while patrolling and for taking action that helped to keep the community Surfside Police Chief David Allen (center in black)participated in a and residents safe. Congratulations! Unity Bike ride through Miami Beach on February 7 with chiefs from municipalities from throughout Miami-Dade County. The event was hosted by Miami Beach Police Department and Chief Daniel Oates.

Josue Castro Named January 2018 Civilian of the Month

Chief Joins In Unity Bike Ride In Miami Beach

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Town of Surfside is Again Designated as a Tree City USA For the second year in a row, Surfside has been designated as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The designation shows Surfside’s commitment in managing trees on public land and increasing the Town’s important tree canopy. Thanks goes to the Public Works Department for its dedicated efforts to meet the standards of Tree City USA recognition. Tree City USA signs are posted on the north and (L-R) Public Works Director Randy Stokes, Commissioner Michael Karukin, Mayor Daniel Dietch, Commissioner Tina Paul and Commissioner Daniel Gielchinsky. south entrances to Surfside.

SAND SCULPTURE PROMOTES THIRD THURSDAYS Sponsored by the Tourist Board, an installation went up last month to promote the Third Thursdays event series behind the Community Center in the grassy area. Sand sculpture artist Marianne Knight, from Sand Lovers, completed the custom installation on February 9th. Feel free to stop by and get a picture, and do not forget to tag @visitsurfside #uptownbeachtown.

Photo credit: David Fast

BEACH SHOWERS UNDER RENOVATION

The beach showers at the end of 89th and 92nd Streets will be undergoing remodeling during March and April. The showers may be closed or have limited access during the construction period.

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). 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. Note that a response may take several days. You can download this free app or visit our website www.townofsurfsidefl.gov.

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.

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MAYOR ATTENDS CAT NEUTER EVENT

Mayor Daniel Dietch (L) attended the Miami-Dade Animal Services Mobile Animal Clinic in Bay Harbor Islands where dozens of pet cats were neutered at no cost. With Mayor Dietch is (L-R) Miami Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman and Bay Harbor Islands Council Members Josh Fuller and Kelly Reid. SURFSIDE GAZETTE MARCH 2018


PARKS & RECREATION

FAMILIES CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY AT SWEETHEART DANCE

On Friday, February 9, families and children put on their dancing shoes for a Valentine’s Day party at the Community Center. Coordinated by the Parks and Recreation Department, the evening included romantic arts and crafts for the children, refreshments and a DJ that kept everyone moving with dancing music.

FEBRUARY BRUNCH BUNCH DRAWS A CROWD

The Parks and Recreation Department’s monthly Senior Brunch Bunch on Friday, February 16 was in full swing with more than 30 guests who were excited to welcome back Dr. Brian J. Kiedrowski from Miami Jewish Health System. He discussed the importance of end-of-life documents, such as advanced directives and living wills. Those in attendance had the opportunity to complete these documents during the brunch.

RESIDENTS GET ADVICE ON ADOPTING SOLAR POWER The Beaches MiamiDade Solar Co-op held an information session at the Surfside Community Center January 23. The non-profit co-op enables members to save money and receive expert advice as they adopt solar power.

BAYNANZA

EARTH DAY

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

Surfside Community Center

Surfside Community Center

From 9 AM - 12 PM

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From 10 AM - 12 PM

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PARKS & RECREATION

SPRING SESSION 2018

Registration for residents and non-residents is now underway. Call (305) 866-3635.

Youth Programs

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 Teen Fitness, age 13-18 Saturday

DATES & TERM 3/5/18- 4/30/18 3/5/18- 4/30/18 3/6/18- 5/1/18 3/6/18- 5/1/18 3/6/18- 5/1/18 4/3/18- 5/10/18 4/3/18- 5/10/18 4/3/18- 5/10/18 4/4/18- 5/9/18 3/7/18- 5/2/18 3/7/18- 5/2/18 3/10/18- 5/5/18 3/10/18- 5/5/18 3/10/18- 5/5/18 4/7/18- 5/12/18 3/10/18-5/5/18

HOURS 4:30-5:25 pm 5:30-6:25 pm 3:30- 4:15 pm 4:25- 5:15 pm 5:30-6:30 pm 4-5 pm 5-6 pm 6-7 pm 5-6 pm 6:15-6:45 pm 6:50-7:45 pm 9:15-9:55 am 10:05-10:45 am 10:55-11:40 am 10-11:30 am 10-11 am

Fee (per person) Fee Per Class $70 residents/$105 non $15 res/$23 non $70 residents/$105 non $15 res/$23 non $80 residents/$120 non $15 res/$23 non $80 residents/$120 non $15 res/$23 non FREE FREE $84 residents/$120 non no drop in $84 residents/$120 non no drop in $84 residents/$120 non no drop in $60 residents/$90 non no drop in $80 residents/$120 non no drop in $96 residents/$136 non no drop in $80 residents/$120 non no drop in $80 residents/$120 non no drop in $80 residents/$120 non no drop in $144 residents/$204 non no drop in $80 residents/$120 non no drop in

No class 3/19, 3/26 3/19, 3/26 3/27 3/27 3/27

3/28 3/28 3/31 3/31 3/31

Adult Programs CLASS

DAY

DATES

HOURS

Fee (per person)

Fee Per Class

No class

Zumba

Monday

3/5/18-4/30/18

9:15-10:15 am

$80 residents/$120 non

$15 res/$23 non

3/26

Pilates

Tuesday

3/6/18-5/1/18

7:15-8:15 pm

$80 residents/$120 non

$15 res/$23 non

3/27

Yoga

Thursday

3/8/18-5/3/18

7:15-8:15 pm

$80 residents/$120 non

$15 res/$23 non

3/29

Senior Programs CLASS

DAY

Zumba Gold (55 and up) Monday

DATES

HOURS

Fee (per session)

Fee Per Class

No class

3/5/18-4/30/18

9:15-10:15 am

$40 Resident/$56 non

$6 residents/ $8 non

3/26

Senior Bridge Time

Mon & Wed 3/5/18-5/2/18

10 a.m. - 12 pm

FREE

FREE

Get to Know Your Electronic Devices

Tuesday

10 a.m.-12 pm

$32 Residents/$48 non

$5 residents/$7 non 3/27

3/6/18-5/1/18

Classical Movies & More Wednesday 3/7/18-5/2/18 10:15 a.m. -12:30 pm FREE FREE 3/28 Silver Sneakers: Cardio & Strength Tues & Fri 3/6/18-5/4/18 9-10 am Free to Silver Sneaker members/$5 non 3/27, 3/30 What’s Your View Point

Thursdays

3/8/18-4/12/18

10:15 am - 12:15 pm

FREE

3/29

Programs at the Surfside Tennis Center CLASS Adult Tennis Clinic

DAY

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

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DATES

Tue & Thur

3/6/18-5/3/18

Mon & Fri Mon, Wed & Fri Mon, Wed & Fri Tue & Thur Tue & Thur Tue & Thur

3/5/18-5/4/18 3/5/18-5/4/18 3/5/18-5/4/18 3/6/18-5/3/18 3/6/18-5/3/18 3/6/18-5/3/18

HOURS 7- 8 pm 4-4:30 pm 4:30-5:30 pm 5:30-6:30 pm 4-4:30 pm 4:30-5:30 pm 4-5 pm

Fee (per person)

no class

$160 Res/$240non $15/$23 drop in 3/27, 3/29 $160 Res/$192 non $288 Res/$408 non $288 Res/$408 non $160 Res/$192 non $192 Res/$272 non $192 Res/$272 non

3/26, 3/30 3/26, 3/28, 3/30 3/26, 3/28, 3/30 3/27, 3/29 3/27, 3/29 3/27, 3/29

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PARKS & RECREATION

Aquatic Programs CLASS

DAY

DATES

HOURS

Fee (per person)

Rec Swim Team Rec Swim Team Adult Learn to Swim Preschool Learn to Swim, age 3-5 Beginners Learn to Swim, age 6-14 Preschool Learn to Swim, age 3-5 Beginners Learn to Swim, age 6-14 Preschool Learn to Swim, age 3-5 Beginners Learn to Swim, age 6-14

Mon & Wed 2/12/18-4/11/18 Tue & Thur 2/13/18-4/10/18 Tue & Thur 3/6/18-3/22/18 Tue & Thur 3/6/18-3/22/18 Tue & Thur 3/6/18-3/22/18 Tue & Thur 4/10/18-4/25/18 Tue & Thur 4/10/18-4/25/18 Sat & Sun 4/7/18-4/29/18 Sat & Sun 4/7/18-4/29/18

5-6 pm 5-6 pm 6-6:30 pm 3:45-4:15 pm 4:20-4:50 pm 3:45-4:15 pm 4:20-4:50 pm 9:30-10 am 10:05-10:35 am

Aqua Zumba Aqua Zumba Aqua Zumba Aqua Zumba

Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Thursday

8:45-9:30 am 8:45-9:30 am 8:45-9:30 am 8:45-9:30 am

1/30/18-3/20/18 2/1/18-3/22/18 4/3/18-5/22/18 4/5/18-5/24/18

$110 Resident/$166 non $110 Resident/$166 non $51 Resident/$75 non $51 Resident/$75 non $51 Resident/$75 non $68 Resident/$100 non $68 Resident/$100 non $68 Resident/$100 non $68 Resident/$100 non

No class dates 3/26, 3/28 3/27, 3/29

Active adults Res $80/$120 non, Senior res $40/$80 non Active adults Res $80/$120 non, Senior res $40/$80 non Active adults Res $80/$120 non, Senior res $40/$80 non Active adults Res $80/$120 non, Senior res $40/$80 non

Non-resident Registration for April Aquatic classes will begin March, 12, 2018

MARCH 2018 AQUATIC CENTER HOURS Main pool open swim: Mon-Sun: 9 am - 6:30 pm Sand Dollar Key: Mon-Sun: 10 am - 6 pm Water Slide: (subject to change) Mon: 10 am - 5 pm Tue-Thur: 10 am- 3 pm; Fri-Sun: 10 am - 6:15 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

DATE

TIME

Senior Performing Arts Trip Senior Brunch Bunch Spring Egg Hunt Kids Day Off Splash into Spring Spring Camp Senior Brunch Bunch AARP Driving Safety Class Baynanza Shoreline Clean-up Earth Day Event

Wednesday, March 7 Friday, March 9 Sunday, March 18 Friday, March 23 Saturday, March 24 March 26-30 Friday, April 13 Tuesday, April 17 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22

11:30 am-6 pm 11 am - 1 pm 10 am-12 pm 8 am- 6 pm 10:30 am-12 pm 8 am-6 pm 11 am - 1 pm 10 am-5 pm 9 am-12 pm 10 am - 12 pm

LOCATION COST (per person)

Bus leaves from Community Center Community Center 96th Street Park Community Center Community Center Community Center Community Center Community Center Community Center Community Center

$30 residents/$60 non $5 per person see flyer next page $30 residents/$45 non see flyer next page see flyer next page $5 per person $15 members/$20 non FREE see flyer next page

FOR INFORMATION ON CLASSES ALREADY UNDERWAY, CALL THE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

(305) 866-3635

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TOWN OF SURFSIDE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

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 27 8:00 am - 6:00

Wednesday March 28 8:00 am - 6:00

March 29 8:00 am - 6:00

March 30 8:00 am - 6:00

*Bathing Suit attire and outdoor clothing required daily Registration Fees

Resident

1

Non-Resident

$125

Daily Drop in Fee (Drop in registrations may not be guaranteed based on pre-registrations)

$35

$45

Note: Registration and any additional fees are inclu ed

Ages: 6 - 12

Child must turn 6 by March 19 (Copy of Birth Certificate (s) required at registration)

Registration Begins:

Monday thru Thursday Friday thru Sunday

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.

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at Phone: (305) 866-3635 Website: www.townofsurfsidefl.gov

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Splash into Spring Duck & Egg Hunt Saturday,

March 24, 2018

10:30am‐12:00pm

Sunday March 18, 2018

Surfside Community Center Activity Pool

10:00 am - 12:00pm 96th Street Park

The Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the annual Spring Egg Hunt. Join us for a morning filled with Spring Activities including Egg Hunt, Arts and Crafts, Face Painting and Much More!

�oin the �arks and �ecrea�on Department for our annual Splash into Spring Duck & Egg  �unt. �here will be arts and cra�s and basket giveaways. �ar�cipants will be divided into  three age groups. Be sure  you don’t forget your swimwear and basket! 

Egg Hunt Categories 3 and under 10:30 am (Parent Participation allowed for 3 and under only)

4 - 6 yrs. 10:45 am 7 - 9 yrs. 11:00 am 10 - 12 yrs. 11:15 am Parent Hunt 11:30 am *Egg Hunts will start promptly at advertised time

Don’t forget your baskets! 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:

(305) 866-3635 www.townofsurfsidefl.gov

Surfside Residents

Free of charge for Surfside Residents. Proof of residency is required. Hotel guests are also welcome free of charge, but must present hotel ID. No guests of Surfside residents will be able to attend.

Duck & Egg Hunts Ages 9 and under 3 and under (Parents Allowed) 11:00am 4-6 yrs.

11:15am

7-9 yrs.

11:30am

Surfside Residents & Guests Free of charge for Surfside Residents. Hotel guests are welcome free of charge, but must present hotel ID.   Guest policy will be adhered to for non‐residents.  All non‐residents must be accompanied by Surfside Resident  and pay $5 admission per person. Proof of residency is required at �me of entry.   Concession stand will be closed. 

�ersons with disabili�es re�uiring accommoda�ons in order to par�cipate must contact the Surfside �ommunity �enter  at least �� hours in advance to re�uest such accommoda�ons 

�or more informa�on call �30�� ���‐3�3�  Visit 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 Committee.

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.

NO EXCEPTIONS

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.

MARCH 2018

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For more information please call the Town Clerk at (305) 861‐4863 Or Visit www.townofsurfsidefl.gov

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9293 Harding Avenue Surfside, Florida 33154

TOWN COMMISSION

Daniel Dietch, Mayor mayor@townofsurfsidefl.gov Barry Cohen, Vice Mayor bcohen@townofsurfsidefl.gov Daniel Gielchinsky, Commissioner dgielchinsky@townofsurfsidefl.gov Michael Karukin, Commissioner mkarukin@townofsurfsidefl.gov Tina Paul, Commissioner tpaul@townofsurfsidefl.gov

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TOWN OFFICIALS

BUSINESS NUMBERS

Guillermo Olmedillo, Town Manager golmedillo@townofsurfsidefl.gov Lillian Arango, Town Attorney larango@townofsurfsidefl.gov

David Allen, Police Chief david.allen@townofsurfsidefl.gov Sandra Novoa, MMC, Town Clerk snovoa@townofsurfsidefl.gov

Town Hall (305) 861-4863 Parks & Recreation (305) 866-3635 Tennis Courts (305) 866-5176 Tourist Bureau (305) 864-0722 Police (305) 861-4862 Fire Rescue (305) 861-1115 Emergency 911

TOWN WEBSITE

www.townofsurfsidefl.gov SURFSIDE GAZETTE MARCH 2018


MARK YOUR CALENDAR! TUESDAY, MARCH 20

Election Day

TOWN-WIDE ELECTION IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND EVERY VOTE COUNTS! 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 a Charter Amendment on the ballot. Information on the Charter amendment is on the back side of this flyer.

IMPORTANT ELECTION INFORMATION • MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM ON MARCH 1*

On Thursday, March 1, a Mayoral Candidates Forum will be held in the Town Hall Commission Chambers at

6:30 pm. Come out and meet the mayoral candidates.

• COMMISSION CANDIDATES FORUM ON MARCH 6*

On Tuesday, March 6, a Commission Candidates Forum will be held in the Town Hall Commission Chambers at 6:30 pm. Come out and meet the candidates for the Town Commission.

• TOWN HALL MEETING ON CHARTER AMENDMENT, MARCH 8* On Thursday, March 8, there will be a Town Hall

meeting at 6 pm 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 am–7 pm at Town Hall Commission Chambers, 9293 Harding Avenue. For more information, visit

www.townofsurfsidefl.gov and click on Election Information. *The forums and Town Hall meeting will be broadcast live on Channel 93. They will also be streamed live and available on demand on www.townofsurfsidefl.gov

TOWN OF SURFSIDE

GENERAL & SPECIAL ELECTION TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018

7 AM-7 PM TOWN HALL COMMISSION CHAMBERS 9293 HARDING AVENUE


TOWN OF SURFSIDE

SPECIAL ELECTION CHARTER AMENDMENT MARCH 20, 2018 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.

WHAT THIS MEANS This ballot question seeks to amend the existing language to increase the terms of the four Town Commissioners from two years to four years, beginning in 2020. In 2022 and thereafter, only two of the Commissioners will be elected, and will serve four year terms. There will be no change in the Mayor’s term of two years.

FUTURE TOWN ELECTIONS IF THE NEW CHARTER AMENDMENT IS APPROVED (TO BEGIN IN 2020)

2018

MAYORAL No change: Mayor (A) ELECTION elected for two years AND TERMS

2020

2022

No change: Mayor (A) elected for two years

No change: Mayor (A) elected for two years

2024 and thereafter

No change: Mayor (A) elected for two years

All four Commissioners elected. Only the two Commission Only the two Commission COMMISSION Of the four Commissioners, the No change: All four seats completing the two year seats completing four year ELECTION AND two with the most votes serve Commissioners (B, C, D, E) terms will be elected and will terms will be elected and will TERMS elected for two years

No change: VICE MAYOR The Commissioner with the SELECTION most votes is Vice Mayor

Mayor seat elected for 2 years Commission seats elected for 2 years Commission seats elected for 4 years

four years (B, C). The other two will serve two years (D, E).

serve four years (D, E).

serve for four years (B, C).

Selected by a vote of the Commissioners and Mayor

Selected by a vote of the Commissioners and Mayor

Selected by a vote of the Commissioners and Mayor

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A B

C

D

E

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C

D

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B

C

D

E

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Town of Surfside OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT BOLETA OFICIAL DE MUESTRA ECHANTIYON BILTEN VÒT OFISYÈL Elecciones Generales Municipales y Especiales 20 de marzo del 2018 Surfside, Florida

Eleksyon Minisipal Jeneral ak Espesyal 20 mas 2018 Surfside, Florid

• Instructions: To vote, fill in the oval completely next to your choice. Use only a black or blue pen. • If you make a mistake, ask for a new ballot. Do not cross out or your vote may not count.

• Instrucciones: Para votar rellene completamente el óvalo ubicado junto a su selección. Utilice solo un bolígrafo de tinta negra o azul. • Si comete un error, solicite una nueva boleta. No haga tachaduras o es posible que no se cuente su voto.

• Enstriksyon: Pou vote, ranpli oval la okonplè akote chwa w fè a. Itilize sèlman plim nwa oswa ble. • Si w fè yon erè, mande yon nouvo bilten vòt. Pa bife erè a sinon vòt ou a ka pa konte.

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Daniel Dietch Victor May

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Mayor Alcalde Majistra (Vote for 1) (Vote por 1) (Vote pou 1)

Barry Cohen Daniel Gielchinsky Michael Karukin Tina Paul Eli Tourgeman

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Office of Town Commissioner Cargo de Comisionado del Municipio Pòs Komisyonè Minisipal (Vote for up to 4) (Vote por hasta 4) (Vote pou jiska 4)


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Town of Surfside

OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT BOLETA OFICIAL DE MUESTRA ECHANTIYON BILTEN VÒT OFISYÈL

General Municipal and Special Elections March 20, 2018 Surfside, Florida

Elecciones Generales Municipales y Especiales 20 de marzo del 2018 Surfside, Florida

Eleksyon Minisipal Jeneral ak Espesyal 20 mas 2018 Surfside, Florid

• Instructions: To vote, fill in the oval completely next to your choice. Use only a black or blue pen. • If you make a mistake, ask for a new ballot. Do not cross out or your vote may not count.

• Instrucciones: Para votar rellene completamente el óvalo ubicado junto a su selección. Utilice solo un bolígrafo de tinta negra o azul. • Si comete un error, solicite una nueva boleta. No haga tachaduras o es posible que no se cuente su voto.

• Enstriksyon: Pou vote, ranpli oval la okonplè akote chwa w fè a. Itilize sèlman plim nwa oswa ble. • Si w fè yon erè, mande yon nouvo bilten vòt. Pa bife erè a sinon vòt ou a ka pa konte.

Mayor Alcalde Majistra (Vote for 1) (Vote por 1) (Vote pou 1) Daniel Dietch Victor May

80 81 Office of Town Commissioner Cargo de Comisionado del Municipio Pòs Komisyonè Minisipal (Vote for up to 4) (Vote por hasta 4) (Vote pou jiska 4)

Barry Cohen Daniel Gielchinsky Michael Karukin Tina Paul Eli Tourgeman

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Town of Surfside Gazette - March 2018  

Town of Surfside Gazette - March 2018

Town of Surfside Gazette - March 2018  

Town of Surfside Gazette - March 2018