Three candidates qualified for Town Council Elections on November 6, with 2 open seats currently held by Vice Mayor Mike Ochsner and Councilman Dick Haverland. Mike Ochsner, Brian Foley, and Jessie "Sam" Carroll have all qualified to run for Town Council.
Voting for the General Election on November 6th will be held at Christ by the Sea Methodist Church South of Town on A1A.
The Council wrote a letter to Florida Department of Transportation (FDoT) in response to resident outcry against the plannedsidewalk on the East side of A1A. This link is to the letter, mailed August 24, 2018.
An FDoT meeting was held to discuss the A1A milling & resurfacing project on July 10, 2018.
The East-side sidewalk was an item of concern by a few residents, partly due to a false rumor that it was the Town's idea, rather than an FDoT policy requirement. Also the neighborhoods that have landscaping or ground-level lighting in the right of way will be required to remove them to prevent damage and obtain an FDoT permit to replace them.
The bike paths were another concern, with assurance that they will continue to be 4' wide. Flashing beacons for crosswalks at Sea Grape and Turtle Trail access crossings will be installed.
Timing of paving, which will be accomplished at night or off-peak hours to minimize disruption to traffic for our convenience. It is the smaller part of the project compared to the sidewalks.
The project is in the design stage. Plans will be reviewed and finalized by October. E-mail FDoT Project Manager Donovan Pessoa at Donnovan.Pessoa@dot.state.fl.us or call 954-777-4442.
Separate from this project is the fully actuated (weight-tripped or pedestrian button) traffic light at Fred Tuerk Drive/ Beachcomber Lane as recommended for safe crossing by the Florida Dept. of Transportation. It is expected to be functional by the end of 2018.
The recycling services was awarded for contract beginning November 1. Some changes to expect: no more 18-gallon bins, but a rolling cart systemwill be used with a 2-cart maximum for single family homes. Anything that doesn't fit inside the cartwill incur an extra fee (amount TBD). Cardboard boxes will likely fit inside, but may need to be cut or flattened first.
The Community Center has been demolished, and will be rebuilt over the next several months. Construction is expected to commence possibly late August/early September.
The County Tax Collector is offering quarterly installment payments on 2018 real estate and tangible property tax. More info.
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. The electrical conduit has been run from A1A to connect with the tower. Residents are encouraged to contact their carrier (especially Verizon) about when it will be functional. 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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