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A warm welcome to Indian River Shores' Building Official, Jose Guanch, who began his new position May 6.
Robert Stabe began his dual role as Acting Town Manager and Public Safety Director effective May 16 following Richard Jefferson's retirement on the 15th. Lieutenant Mike Jacobs was promoted to Captain, and Sergeant Mark Shaw has been promoted to Lieutenant effective May 17.
SOON it will be ILLEGAL TO TEXT & DRIVE -A new Florida law takes effect on October 1, 2013 making it illegal for a person to operate a motor vehicle while manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device. It also will be illegal to send or read data in such a device for the purpose of nonvoice interpersonal communication, including, but not limited to, communication methods known as texting, e-mailing, and instant messaging while driving.
Congratulations to Jerry Sedam, newly appointed to the Police/Fire Defined Benefit Pension Board and for the reappointment of Mike Ochsner to the Finance Committee, where he will continue as Chairman.
Ordinance 511 regarding closing the Defined Benefit - General Employee Pension Plan passed first reading at the April 25th Council meeting. To read it in its entirety, please visit the Ordinance page of this website. The final reading is scheduled for May 23 at 9 a.m.
A pool of funds was approved to use as an incentive for retired employees to obtain health insurance apart from the Town, with an equitable formula of the maximum subsidy of $3243 per year times number of years remaining to reach age 65. Meanwhile, a decision on next year's health insurance plan for current employees was postponed for up to two months.
Watch for a new sign for FIT (Florida Institute of Technology) to be placed on the CVS corner on 46th Place! Two minor variances were approved by the Council upon recommendation by the PZV Board in April.
Postal Center Manager Barbara Morgan retired April 19, with Roberta Sonzogni and Shannon Kazen there to continue the fine service this center offers.
Voting Facts: The Town had almost 36% turnout for election day, with 1,283 out of 3,591 registered voters participating.
VIVA 500! Florida celebrates her 500th anniversary this year, and the Town is participating in a wonderful website to help everyone become familiar with the histories of communities and the state. Have fun "magnifying" different counties and exploring the cities. Photos, events, and much more await a few minutes of your time!
In an effort to conserve your tax dollars, the Town's Annual Report is available for pick-up in the Town Clerk's office for fiscal year ending September 30, 2011. The next publication is scheduled for mid-2013 to cover fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.
On Guard for Seniorsis a website provided by the Florida Department of Financial Services that has an abundance of information about financial transactions and insurance concerns that may be of use to you or your family.
A final millage rate of 1.4731 was approved as shown on your preliminary tax statement (TRIM statement) you received in July. The Final budget for FY12-13was approved at the second Public Hearing on September 27.
Please remember to check the Meetings page for the list of planned meetings of the Boards, Committees and Town Council.
Major Florida Building Code Changes went into effect on March 15, 2012 that impact roofs, doors, windows, shutters, garage doors, and much more. Please see the new forms under the Building Department tab, and contact them for current requirements before renovating or construction.
Watering schedule of once or twice per weekfor non-reuse water for residents and businesses follows Daylight Savings Time, with once weekly permissible November through March, and twice weekly in the warmer months. The St. Johns River Water Management District advises that the use of reclaimed water is exempt from restrictions.
Dates for 2013 recycling for all residents of the Town are available here.
Do you realize how much less you pay in Indian River Shores for taxes? This excerpted article from the newspaper describes why our combined millage rate in Indian River Shores is the lowest in the County.
Go-Line public transportationstops at the Village Beach Market as a Special Stop.To arrange for pick-up from the Village Beach Market, please call 569-0903 at least 1 hour ahead. There is no set fee to ride; donations to support this bus system are welcomed. For more information on routes & times, visit http://www.GolineIRT.com.
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