PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19 - Your Wednesday Update

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:00 pm





Public Announcement:


Village of Key Biscayne 
Navigating Through COVID-19--As a Village 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
COVID-19 - Your Wednesday Update
Volume 13 | July 29, 2020
Your Weekly News and Updates
Update Emergency Management Notification
Potential Tropical Storm Nine
As of midnight last night, the Village of Key Biscayne and the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management continue to monitor potential tropical cyclone nine, about 235 miles SE of the Leeward Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean. If this system further develops, it could potentially be named Isaias.
Current location: 14.6N / 59.4W (Approximately 1,600 miles SE of Miami-Dade County)
Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 40 MPH
Forward Speed: 25 MPH
Forward Direction: WNW
Potential for further development or weakening: The system is forecast to move through the Leeward Islands today, and near or over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico tonight, and near or over The Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday. Some strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours, and the system is forecast to become a tropical storm today. The long-range track and intensity forecasts are more uncertain than usual since the system does not yet have a well-defined center. 
Potential Impact for Miami-Dade County: 30-40% chance of tropical storm force winds across the metro and coastal sections of South Florida in the next 5 days. Tropical storm force winds could arrive as early as Friday but more likely on Saturday.      
Current Miami-Dade County Actions: Monitoring
Current related watches and warnings for Miami-Dade County: None
The Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management will continue to provide updates on this weather system as it evolves. Detailed information on this system can be found at (mobile: For forecast information specific to the Key Biscayne area please visit http:/www./
Recap of Last Night's Virtual Special Council Meeting and
Continuation of Second Budget Workshop
Virtual Special Council Meeting Tomorrow
Tomorrow Thursday, July 30, 2020 elected officials and Village staff will be hosting a virtual Special Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Resolution of the General Obligation Bond. 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.
New Landscape Contractor Commences Monday
On Monday, August 3, 2020, Village of Key Biscayne residents can welcome our landscaping contractor SFM Services. SFM Landscape is a premier landscaping company and industry leader in South Florida with nearly 40 years of experience, recognized for their exceptional landscape maintenance and installation. Along with their maintenance work, the contractor will begin a series of small landscape projects to raise the overall quality of landscaping Village-wide. 
Ordinance on Solid Waste Service and Enforcement
During last night's Village Council meeting, the Ordinance on solid waste service, recycling, bulk trash, and enforcement was delayed for second-reading, second public hearing, to the regular Council meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
KBCC Virtual Family Paint Party
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. 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.
Webinar Recap on Sargassum Issues and Solutions
Watch last week's webinar with local and international scientists, subject matter experts, and industry professionals, including Village of Key Biscayne Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer Dr. Roland Samimy, who discuss new research and technology solutions to address the issues communities are facing with Sargassum.
Miami-Dade County Solar Co-op Open to New Members
Are you interested in going solar? Miami-Dade is one of the few counties in Florida that has a formal solar co-op run by Solar United Neighbors. A solar co-op is a unique way to capture competitive pricing among other advantages. The co-op is presently open to residents of Miami-Dade County and the co-op closes to new members on September 30, 2020.
Upcoming Ordinance on Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Conservation
Lawn irrigation can account for more than half of residential water use. Most South Florida lawns only need to be watered a couple days per week (or less) to remain healthy. To encourage more responsible use of water resources, the Village Council will be asked in August to adopt on first reading a Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Conservation Ordinance regulating the practice of year-round landscape irrigation as a water conservation approach within the jurisdictional limits of the Village of Key Biscayne. This is being considered for multiple reasons, including being consistent with the South Florida Water Management District adoption of the Mandatory Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Conservation Measures (Year-Round Irrigation Rule), Chapter 40E-24, Florida Administrative Code (FAC), in 2010. Click here for more information.
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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