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UPDATED 12-14-18
  • A Sea Turtle Lighting Workshop will be held on January 4, 1-4:30 at 1590 9th St., SW, Vero Beach.  Click here for details.
  • Beware of phishing!  Please read this article from your Chief of Public Safety.
  • Town Council Elections resulted in Brian Foley and Jessie "Sam" Carroll being the two new Councilmen, Tom Slater retained the Mayor title, and Bob Auwaerter is the Vice Mayor. 
  • Sidewalk & A1A
  • FDoT plans for a new sidewalk are at this link for a great amount of detail including graphics.
  • The Council wrote a letter to Florida Department of Transportation (FDoT) in response to resident outcry against the planned sidewalk on the East side of A1AThis link is to the letter, mailed August 24, 2018.
  • The recycling services was awarded for contract beginning November 1.  Some changes to expect:  no more 18-gallon bins, but a rolling cart system will be used with a 2-cart maximum for single family homes.  Anything that doesn't fit inside the cart will incur an extra fee (amount TBD).  Cardboard boxes will likely fit inside, but may need to be cut or flattened first.  You may begin using your new cart November 7.  Put your old recycle bin out on that day if you do not wish to keep it.
  • The Community Center has been demolished, and will be rebuilt over the next several months.  Construction is underway, with trusses and roof decking being applied in December.  
  • FEMA has released the preliminary new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM).  The local risk of flooding has changed and there are steps you can take to protect your home from extensive damage ofen caused by flooding.  The 90 day appeal process begins around late April / early May, which is followed by a 6-month adoption/compliance period. The FEMA website has the preliminary maps.  The Town maps are in 0232J, 0234J, 0242J, 0253J, and 0261J.
  • The AT & T array for the second tier on the tower is installed and functional.  Residents are encouraged to submit a work order with their carrier if the signal is not better. It's up to Verizon to schedule their staff to place their equipment at this point.  Please see the page on this website devoted solely to this matter 
  • We are pleased to report that the Town successfully competed for and was awarded two grants that will cover roughly 75% of the $1.4 million project to correct flooding and drainage issues along Old Winter Beach Road.  Construction on the improvement began early April.  Click on this link for project information.
  • Watering restrictions using City water (non-reuse) limits lawn sprinklers based on Daylight Savings Time changes, twice a week in spring/summer, once a week in fall/winter.  Please find detailed information on the Utility Information page of our website.
  • Indian River Shores is a SAFE city in Florida, according to articles in TC Palm in May 2016 and in October 2017.  Our residents are safe, well cared for and well protected thanks to the Town's Public Safety Department's triple-certified police, fire and paramedic/EMT staff.
  • Turtle nesting season runs from March 1 and continues through October 31.  Please see this page with details. 
  • Remember to check for information about the electric utility rate relief issue with the City of Vero Beach on this page.  Our residents north of Old Winter Beach Road are served by FPL, and the other two thirds are served by the City of Vero Beach Electric. 
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