PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19 - Your Wednesday Update

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:00 pm





Public Announcement:


Village of Key Biscayne 
Navigating Through COVID-19--As a Village 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
COVID-19 - Your Wednesday Update
Volume 12 | July 22, 2020
Your Weekly News and Updates
Village-Wide Tree Trimming
Begins Tomorrow
SFM, the contractor for the Village, will begin trimming of hardwood and palm trees within public property on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Trees will be trimmed in both the public Right-of-Way (ROW) along streets and parks such as the Village Green. The work area includes major roads such as Crandon Blvd., Harbor Drive, and West Mashta Drive. The hardwood trimming has been divided into two phases to expedite the trimming where is most needed and will start in the streets with bigger specimens, such as Oaks and Mahoganies, and palm pruning to start with coconut palms.
Crews will work from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents are advised to expect noise and heavy equipment as well as single-lane closures along streets where trimming is underway. A Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plan will be in place for workers to safely direct traffic.
Village of Key Biscayne Teams Up with the Principal's Coalition
for Back To School Planning
Last week, the Village of Key Biscayne hosted a virtual meeting with the Principal’s Coalition to discuss back to school reopening in Key Biscayne. As part of the Village’s COVID-19 Response, a school recovery unit has been established and is staffed by Sergeant Santiago, from KBPD and Rich Perez from KBCC and Education Advisory Board (EAB) Liaison. Thank you to KBFR Chief Lang for coordinating the meeting and providing excellent insight to support our schools. 
Recap of Virtual Town Hall for Ordinance of
Solid Waste Service, Recycling, and Code Enforcement
Virtual Special Council Meeting and Budget Workshop
Elected Officials and Village staff will be hosting a virtual Special Council meeting and continuation of the second Budget Workshop next Tuesday, July 28 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Members of the public may email their public comments to the Village in advance of the meeting. Please click the link below for instructions on how to submit public comments, as well as how you can watch or call in to the Special Council meeting.
Introducing a New Permitting System: Accela Civic Platform
Last week, Village Manager Andrea Agha and Building, Zoning and Planning (BZP) Department connected via Zoom meeting to discuss expectations for August 2020 go live date of long anticipated new permitting system Accela Civic Platform.
Accela makes it easier for residents to obtain essential licenses, like business tax receipts, process permits, submit applications and documents, track status, and schedule inspections via a branded and highly-secure citizen portal, saving them significant time and effort.
This technology solution provides the Village with a robust mobile interface, mapping services, and easy reporting that gives the Village complete visibility into process data to inform process enhancements, and increase department productivity and customer satisfaction.
KBFR Offers New Online CPR Training Program
The Key Biscayne Fire Rescue Department is now offering on an ongoing basis a new blended learning (combination of e-learning and hands-on skills session) emergency training of CPR, AED, and First Aid.
The blended learning CPR training program provides flexible training solutions. Students are able to complete online training at their own pace and on their own schedule, anywhere and anytime an Internet connection is available. Blended learning is a combination of e-learning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner online, followed by a hands-on skills session. The hands-on skills session is completed in person with an AHA instructor at the Key Biscayne fire station by appointment. Your certification card is valid for two years and will be mailed to you after your successful completion of both segments. 
This training is free for Key Biscayne residents. Proof of residency is required in advance. Non-Key Biscayne residents are required to pay a fee of $25. The blended learning program does not qualify for professional CEU's state requirements. 
For more information or to register, email or call (305) 365-8933.
Your Park Your Taxes at Work
Franklin Bronze Plaques Coming to Pocket Parks Near You
In the coming weeks, stop by any pocket park(s) near you to check out the the new signs installed by Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces. Thank you Key Biscayners for providing your island community with open green space!
Sargassum Issues and Solutions Part Two
Building upon last week's webinar, this Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local and international scientists, subject matter experts, and industry professionals will discuss new research and technology solutions to address the issues communities are facing with Sargassum.
Your Village Government 
Mayor Michael W. Davey
Vice Mayor Brett Moss  
Luis Lauredo
Edward London
Allison McCormick
Katie Petros
Ignacio J. Segurola
  Village Manager Andrea Agha
Village Clerk Jocelyn Brewster Koch
Village Attorneys Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman
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