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UPDATED 10-22-14
  • IRMC on Ebola - memo about how it is spread (bodily fluids), symptoms & the hospital's preparedness
  • The FY 14-15 Budget was approved September 25 with a static millage rate of 1.6786. 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. 
  • Please click here for the recap of the September Council meetings and news tips that were sent out October 10.  These updates are e-mailed upon request as part of a regular News Alert.  A notebook is available to peruse in the Town Clerk's office with past alerts. Click here to sign up!
  • Rezoning Request - Please click here for an important statement regarding the request we received to rezone one parcel from residential to commercial at the corner of A1A and Beachcomber Lane.  The PZV Board forwarded the issue to the Town Council for determination at the October 23rd meeting whether to proceed.  A second opportunity for Public comment will be in NOVEMBER if Council agrees.
  • The information on the lawsuit filed by the Town for electric rate relief is found on this page.  Please click here for a statement from Mayor Barefoot regarding the 9-26-14 Assessment meeting.
  • The All Aboard Florida passenger rail project Environmental Impact Statement has been released for review. This information link on the Indian River County website includes the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council timeline information.
  • The Town has officially obtained a Class 6 CRS rating, saving our residents 20% on flood insurance policies written in SFHA (special flood hazard areas).  Other areas that were receiving a 5% discount now will receive 10% discount (highest available to them).
  • Cemetery – The Town owns the cemetery in John’s Island, and reminds those who visit loved ones to remember that Ordinance 93.05 prohibits planted flowers, bushes and flower pots, which could be subject to removal by Public Works.  They are kept at the Town’s Maintenance Building for a short time before disposal.  Call 231-1771 for more information.
  •  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.
  • No summer lawn fertilizing - The Town's Ordinance 513 about fertilizers is explained in this flyer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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