January 2015 - Miami Shores Village

Miami Shores Village
10050 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138
Vol. 63 No. 1
The Village Beautiful
January 2015
A Message from the Mayor:
As we begin this New Year, there are a number of exciting projects that will soon be
Contact Us:
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Herta Holly, Mayor
Jesse Walters, Vice Mayor
Hunt Davis
Ivonne Ledesma
Jim McCoy
Thomas J. Benton
Village Manager
Barbara A. Estep
Village Clerk
Richard Sarafan
Village Attorney
David Dacquisto
Planning & Zoning
Scott Davis
Public Works
Elizabeth Esper
Jerry Estep Recreation
Holly Hugdahl
Kevin Lystad
Chief of Police
Ismael Naranjo
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Renewal or Replacement
Regular Council Meetings
The January, 2015 meetings will be held at 7:30 PM on the 6th and 20th of the
month at Village Hall. The meetings will air on Channel 77 at 7:00 PM on the
Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday following the Council Meeting.
The Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles’ mini-FLOW
(Florida Licensing on-Wheels)
will be coming to the
Miami Shores Community Center.
Recent Council Action
Awarded a contract to Kimley Horn & Associates to conduct a
Multimodal Mobility Study.
Thursday, January 15th
9:30AM - 2:30 PM
Sorry, no written exams or driving tests!
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underway. One project that has the possibility of changing the face of our downtown is the
much anticipated sewer line installation which will run through the alleyways from N.E. 94th
Street north to N.E. 101st Street. In addition to the sewer line, a new upgraded and larger water
main line will be installed within the same alleyways. These two public works projects will satisfy
the County’s requirements for our water and sanitary sewer systems and will enable the Village
to entertain a wider variety of businesses to occupy our downtown buildings. The Village has
talked about the possibility of sewers for downtown for many years but it wasn’t until recently
that all of the proverbial puzzle pieces fell into place. At this time, the hired contractor is completing
the construction documents in preparation of securing the necessary Village and County permits
to begin the construction. Although we will all be a bit inconvenienced by the dust, we are sure
to enjoy the benefits of the finished project when all is done.
Approved waiving the bid procedure and engaged Ballard*King & Associates to
conduct a Community Center Feasibility Study.
The second exciting project that is at the very beginning stage is the start of planning for a new recreation center.
Our recreation programming is second to none and we have outgrown our current facilities. In order to ensure that a new
center is designed to accommodate the recreation needs of our residents for years to come, the Village has recently hired a
firm, Ballard*King & Associates, to conduct a Recreation Feasibility Study. The firm will hold a number of meetings with
residents and will also conduct a telephone and mail survey in order to access the best use of space for a new facility.
Although a new center is still a few years away, it is important to get input from our residents and I’m sure you’ll be hearing
more in the upcoming months.
As we settle into the new year and make our New Year’s resolutions, I want to wish you all a safe, happy and
prosperous 2015!!
Passed a resolution to allow for a special assessment to appear on the County tax
bill for commercial property owners in reference to the downtown sewer and water
main installation project.
Approved Village offices to close on Friday, December 26th and Friday, January
2nd. Police and Sanitation services will be operating on the holiday schedules.
Passed a resolution supporting the repeal of State pre-emption of municipal
ordinances concerning the frequency and duration of short-term vacation rentals.
Miami Shores Village complies with the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring accommodations or assistance
in conjunction with Village functions, facilities, or programs, please notify the Village Clerk’s office at 305-795-2207 of such a need at least 72 hours (3 days) in
advance. You may also call this number to request printed material in accessible format, sign language interpreter (5 days advance notice required) or information
on available access to individuals with disabilities.
January 1
January 10
January 15 January 19
January 27
January 30
New Years Day
YOGA Saturdays
Drivers License Renewal
Martin Luther King Jr
Public Hearing FAC Gallery Night
9:30 AM
9:30 AM
7:00 PM
6:30 PM
Village Offices
Community Center
Village Offices
Village Hall
Library & Village Hall
December 31st at Noon
January 1st New Year’s Day
January 19th Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Schedule varies by Department
Regular Garbage and Recycling
Pick-Up Schedules will be followed
Adult Programs
YOGA with Mariana Scotti Saturdays, January, 9:30 AM.
Beginning January 10. All levels welcome. Please bring a
mat. The class will take place in the Library’s Activity Room.
Children’s Programs
Story Time Fun Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, and 27,
11:00 – 11:45 AM. This month’s themes will be Happy New
Year and Winter Fun.
FREE SEMINAR! Finding capital to grow your
business Mondays, January 5, 12 and 26, 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
Borrowing money is a sales job. Learn the techniques!
This workshop is intended to be interactive. Bring your
questions, your ideas and let the professionals provide the
clues. Marj Weber, an SBDC/FIU financial consultant and
long-time resident of Miami Dade, will provide some tips,
match you with the right lenders and show you how to
play by their rules and get a positive outcome. Or perhaps
you want to know more about Crowdfunding? Join us!
Learn and network. Class is limited to 20 participants.
Please register at 305-758-8107.
Puppet Theater Wednesday, January 7, 4:00 PM. Come and
see the Brockway puppets present “Mystery at the Library!”
After School Stories Wednesday, January 14, 4:00 – 4:30 PM.
We will read “Snowflake Bentley” by Jacqueline Briggs
Osher at Brockway! Coming in January!
Brockway Memorial Library and the Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute at FIU
are partnering to offer classes
at the library beginning in
January. Classes will be held
on Tuesday mornings from
9:30 -11:30 AM, beginning
January 6 as part of a
12-week series: Foreign and
Domestic Events Shaping the
International Community.
If interested in becoming
an Osher (OLLI) member, please contact Clara Barman
at 305-919-5910 or visit http://olli.fiu.edu. Registration
required through Osher.
American Girls Group Wednesday, January 21, 3:30 – 4:30 PM.
We will discuss “Julie, San Francisco, 1974.“ Please read one
of Julie’s books prior to the meeting. We will do a New Year’s
project and have a treat.
Brockway Teens Thursday, January 29, 4:00 – 4:30 PM.
All teens are invited to talk about our favorite books and
series. Bring a friend! Refreshments will be served.
Open Play for Babies Every Friday, 10:00 – 11 AM.
Parents and caregivers, bring babies and toddlers age 0 to 3
to explore and discover fun and educational activities. Enjoy
interacting through play, board books, puzzles, music and
Speaker, Medhi Ashraf Returns January with a
two-part lecture series on Ethics and Philosophy.
FREE. Registration required.
Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
Ethics as Philosophy
Chess on! Friday from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.
Fine Arts Commission Gallery Night Featuring:
Daniel Fiorda, Pedro Rubio, and Stuart Sheldon
Friday, January 30, 6:30 - 8:00 PM.
Daniel Fiorda is a self taught
Miami-based Argentinian artist,
that uses a unique blend of
industrial detritus. Using a torch
and hammer he sculpts magnificent
totems, one which will be featured
on Miami Shores Village Hall’s North
Primal Fit TWEEN Fit Program Tuesdays and Thursdays,
January 6 - February 12, 4:30 - 5:30 PM. Primal Fit has
created a fun, fresh, cutting edge exercise program based
on human biology and play. Fee: Residents/Nonresidents
$120/$150 (12 classes) or drop in $15/$19 per class. For
grades 4-8
Lil Cleats Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 13 - February 19,
4:30 - 5:30 PM. Players will learn basic skills in soccer, basketball,
& t-ball. Skills will help develop balance, coordination and
discipline while having fun. Space is limited. Cost:
Residents/Nonresidents $135/$195 MSV Participant
Insurance Required
Ages: 3 and 4 year olds (must be 3 by 1/1/15)
Pedro Rubio is a self taught contemporary artist. His work
takes viewers on a journey of the visual and non-visual
experiences of life. His art can be defined by the statement
“I do not make art, art makes me”.
Stuart Sheldon current artwork has
been Miami Herald’s Pick of the
Week leading into Art Basel 2014.
He also runs a weekly blog and
cofounded a non-profit organization
to help artists build, install, and place
large-scale public art.
Gymnastic Clinic Saturday January 17, 12:00 – 1:30 PM.
Fee: Resident/Nonresident: $25 per clinic. Late registration
fee of $5 starts Friday before the clinic. This clinic is great for
children who are working on cartwheel/backwalkovers &
working towards backbend/kickovers. Requirements: Must
have their bridge skill. Ages 5+
Miami Shores Village will hold a public hearing to discuss
the proposed annexation of the commercial area described
below, on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 beginning at 7:00 PM
at the Miami Shores Village Hall, located at 10050 NE
2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, Florida. All property owners
of the proposed annexation area and Village residents are
invited to give their input.
Kids Day Off! Friday, January 16, and Monday, January 19,
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. A full day of fun for children in grades
K-5 on Miami-Dade County public school holidays and
teacher planning days. Registration is limited to the first 50
children. Must be age 5 by first day of program. Fee: Resident/
Nonresident $35/$40/day if registered the Friday before the
program. $15/late fee if registering the week of the program.
Insurance required: Resident/Nonresidents $12/$15/year
The commercial area is located to the north of the Village, in
Township 52, Range 42, and Section 32. The boundaries are
NE 12th Avenue to the west, Biscayne Boulevard to the
east, NE 105th Street to the south, and NE 108th Street
to the north. The map shown below depicts the location
of the commercial area.
For further information, please contact the Village Clerk
at 305-762-4851.
Open Gym Night - In The Jungle
Friday, January 30, 6:30 - 10:30 PM.
Drop your gymnast off and let him/her have a great time
practicing their latest tricks, with supervision from Expressions
of Talent Staff. Pizza and snacks included. Additional $5/on
event night Fee: $28. Siblings $20.
Ages 5+
Thursday, January 29, 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
Ethics as Technology
Kids! Read to Therapy dogs! Gracie the Golden Doodle and
Sam the Golden Retriever will “listen” to your child in a
quiet and friendly way. Sign up for a 15 minute segment.
Please call the Library at 305-758-8107 for dates and times.
Please call 305-758-8107 for details.