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UPDATED 4-17-14
  • The OTHER new (fire) ladder truck has been received!  
  • An informational meeting about All Aboard Florida will be held in the Town's Community Center at Town Hall on Wednesday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m.  It is not a Council meeting.  Please click here for the flyer.
  • Pension Liability has dramatic decrease - The latest Police-Fire Defined Benefit Plan actuarial review revealed that the unfunded liability dropped almost $2 million in two years, and the plan is now 85% funded. This was largely due to market gains.
  • Please see the recap of the March 27 Council meeting here.  This is e-mailed upon requst as part of a regular News Alert.  Click here to sign up!
  • An Ordinance (514) regarding final pay calculations for general employees DB Pension passed its 1st reading on 3-27.
  • The Town's Ordinance 513 about fertilizers is explained in this flyer.
  • There's an app for that ... if you see a stranded/injured dolphin or whale, you can download an app, "Dolphin & Whale 911" for iPhone and Android phones. People in the southeastern U.S. can immediately report live or dead stranded, injured or entangled marine mammals with connection to the nearest stranding response hotline, detected through your phone's internal GPS system. FAU Harbor Branch's Marine Mammal Research and Conservation program is one of the agencies on-call to respond to these types of strandings.
  • WE CARE about the Lagoon!  Many of our residents and staff are involved in protecting our Indian River Lagoon, and find that nearby Harbor Branch FAU Oceanographic Institute has many related events that are both educational and helpful in this effort.
  • A tax comparision showing how much less you pay in Indian River Shores for your homeowner taxes from the Indian River County Budget for FY13-14 is located here.  It describes why our combined millage rate in Indian River Shores is the lowest in the County.
  • The updated 2014 Treasure Coast Refuse pick up schedule for solid waste, yard waste and recycling is available here.
  • Our POSTAL CENTER Hours changed effective October 1 to 9:00 - 4:00.  Please remember, it's cash or check only - no charge cards can be accepted.
  • The FY 13-14 Budget was approved at the Final Public Hearing on September 25 with a static millage rate of 1.4731. What's a "rolled-back rate?" Florida's Truth In Millage (TRIM) regulations require us to notify the taxpayers how much more or less tax revenue it takes to generate the same amount of income that the Town received last year plus new construction or minus properties removed from our tax roll.  
  • Roland Miller Drive was recently renamed to Sunrise Terrace.  
  • Circular Driveway - The driveway in front of the Town Hall Complex was completely reconstructed last fall.  There is no longer a curb separating it from the buildings, so please be careful to stay to the right of the brick line.  The sidewalk area is on the left of the line and is not for parking.  Angled parking spaces are on the right of the driveway, and an employee parking lot was added to the far north curve on the left.  We hope you will find these improvements helpful, safe and attractive.  
  • The Annual Report for Fiscal Year End 2012 is available and 2013 is in process.  Please contact the Town Clerk if you would like a printed copy. A new feature has been added - the year review in photos - to the back cover.
  • Did you know you can take outdated or unwanted medicines, prescription or non-prescription, to the Sheriff's Office at 4055 41st Avenue M-F, 8-5?  It's the safest way to dispose of them!  They should never be thrown in the trash or toilet.
  • 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.
  • VIVA 500!  Even though 2013 was the 500th anniversary of Florida's founding, the celebrations have not yet ended! We are participating in a wonderful website to help everyone become familiar with the histories of communities and the state. Photos, events, and much more await a few minutes of your time!
  • On Guard for Seniors is 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.
  • 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 week for 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.
  • Go-Line public transportation stops 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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