Resident News Briefs

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  • A Water Infrastructure Study was presented at the June 2020 Council meeting. For a copy of the power point presentation, please email the or call 772-231-1771, ext. 121.
  • The repaving of A1A from just outside the south border of the Town to just above County Road 510 is began in June 2020, and is anticipated to be completed in the Fall of 2021. It will include widening the bike lanes and a lowered speed limit to 45 (from 50 mph) south of John's Island upon completion. Click here for more details.
  • Natural Gas. There is a possibility of having this service provided in the near future, if enough interest exists among the residents. For more information, please contact Geralyn Farella at 772-521-0402, representing Florida City Gas directly about their expansion plans or to receive a personal cost-savings analysis. She may also be contacted by email at
  • Jones Pier Renovations on Jungle Trail have begun! This Indian River County project will include the creation of a 4-acre saltmarsh wetland, a 1-mile walking trail, parking facilities and major site improvements including a new restroom/pavilion. Please see more details on this flyer.
  • Short-Term Rentals are regulated by the Town to ensure compliance with safety regulations. Please find detailed information about this on the Doing Business page.
  • Dogs Off-Leash On the Beach - The Council approved allowing dogs registered with the Town's Public Safety Department on beaches within the Town to be off-leash when under their owner's control from sunrise until 9 am and 5 pm until sunset. The registration process is available M-F, 8-4. As it has been since the 80's, dogs are allowed on-leash anytime on the beach within the Town limits. Please see this brochure for more details.
    Please note: Indian River County does not allow dogs on their beach crossovers in Indian River Shores (Seagrape or Turtle Trail Beach Accesses) per 205.03(22).
  • Did you know a County Satellite office for the Clerk of Court, Tax Collector and Property Appraiser is open at 3003 Cardinal Drive, Suite C? This is for the convenience for the oceanside residents, rather than driving to the airport area main complex.
  • The newly rebuilt Community Center is open for use! Please contact Chelley Pallo at 231-1771, extension 124 for assistance with availability and rates. More information is also posted on this page, under Amenities. We do not have regularly-scheduled activities that are Town-sponsored at this rental facility.
  • The AT&T and Verizon arrays are set and fully functional on the cell tower. Residents are encouraged to submit a work order with their carrier if there are problems with signal strength.
  • Watering restrictions using City water (non-reuse) are in place, which limits lawn sprinkler usage, and occurs when Daylight Savings Time changes. We are under twice a week watering schedule in spring/summer, and once a week in fall/winter regulation by the St. John River Water Management District. Please find detailed information on the Utility Information page of our website.
  • Turtle nesting season runs from March 1 and continues through October 31. Please see this page with details.
Kayaker by Jones Pier
Leashed dog
Redesigned Courtyard October 2019
Front of Community Center
2019-8-21_front to back view
Community Center past the Courtyard 10-2019

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