Public Works

Public Works has a multi-faceted mission, which is to provide a variety of services to the community including the design, construction, and maintenance of local streets and storm drainages, beach, rights-of-way, solid waste removal, traffic calming, and control and management of public works.

Director Jake Ozyman oversees companies that provide consulting, engineering and maintenance services for beach cleaning, landscape maintenance, capital improvement projects and other needs, and provides Geographic Information Services to other Departments and governmental agencies.
Currently under contract are a Special Projects Consultant, Landscape Consultant, Coastal Consultant and the Village Engineering Consultants. The Special Projects Owners Representative oversees and manages all stormwater and sanitary sewer-related matters and assists with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance. The Landscape Consultant oversees the Landscaping Contractor and designs plans. The Coastal Consultant specializes in beach-related projects such as seagrass mitigation, dune restoration and beach renourishment. The Village Engineers are responsible for all general engineering services such as plans for paving, curbs and sidewalks, bridge repairs and storm and sanitary sewer systems.

A list of the contractors who provide services to the Public Works Division and a brief description of their responsibilities follows:

  • Beach Maintenance Contractor: Responsible for maintaining the profile of the beach as well as maintaining the beach free of litter and debris. Contractor is Universal Beach Service Corporation.
  • Landscape and General Maintenance Contractor: Responsible for maintaining all landscape projects such as Crandon Boulevard Median, Neighborhood Public Landscaping Program and maintenance of street trees. The contractor also provides various general maintenance as required. Current contractor is with Gorgeous Lawns and Gardens, Inc.
  • Miami-Dade County: The Village has the following inter-local agreements with the County:
    • The initial agreement entered into with the County for the transfer of municipal services and responsibilities to the Village was approved by the county R-970-92, July 21, 1992. The council approved the agreement June 9, 1992.
    • Key Biscayne Community School ten (10) year agreement beginning on January 1, 1994 as per Council Resolution 93-19, adopted September 14, 1993 and was extended until 2013 for supervision and maintenance of play area and portions of the grounds. Resolution 99-76 adopted September 16, 1999 authorized the Village to maintain the entire school grounds effective November 11, 1999.
    • Crandon Boulevard median maintenance agreement authorized by Resolution 93-49 and Resolution 93-60 adopted October 26 and December 14, 1993. This is a continuing agreement.
    • Library grounds and school grounds are maintained by the landscaping contractor.
    • Compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) with Miami -Dade County and includes the Village as a joint-permittee in association with the County Department of Environmental Resource management.
    • Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department bills and collects the stormwater utility fees in accordance with ordinances 93-11 93-11-A. Resolution 93-44 authorized the Mayor to execute the billing and collection agreement. The agreement was approved by the County commission July 26, 1994 (R-1235-94). The contract is ongoing.
    • Resolution 98-38 adopted August 25, 1998 authorized the execution of an Inter-local agreement with Miami-Dade County to develop a countywide local mitigation strategy.
  • Pollution Elimination Corporation (PELCO): Responsible for maintaining the two stormwater pump stations (100 East Heather Drive and 200 Ocean Lane Drive) as per Resolution 99-52, adopted May 11, 1999. Resolution 2000-18 adopted June 6, 2000 contracted with the company to maintain the pump station at the Village Green.
  • Street Cleaning: U.S. Sweeping Inc. is under contract to provide mechanized sweeping of all streets monthly.



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