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UPDATED 10-2-15
  • IRSC is hosting a seminar regarding the grieving process following suicide on October 13.  Please see this flyer for details.
  • RECYCLE Change starting October 1 for our residents is minimal! 1) We will not be using wheeled recycle bins.  Keep your tubs and continue placing them as you have been.  2) You do not need to sort plastic from paper in the recycle bin.  3) Everyone will have weekly pickup on Tuesdays.  Other questions? Check When's My Pickup Day, the Town's website page, or call Treasure Coast Refuse 562-6620.
  • A new Mayor's Statement about the approval of the Electric Utility Regulatory Ordinance (520) was posted with the final ordinance on September 25.  An editorial written by the Mayor about the offer FPL made to the City to buy the Town's portion of the electric utility from October 3rd is found here.
    • A site plan variance was approved by the Council for a gourmet pizza restaurant in the Village Shops in the southern section.
    • We apologize that the Town's telephone system has been malfunctioning very badly since we notified the provider of non-renewal.  Thank you for your continued patience, as we have contracted with a new provider who will be installing it within the next two months.
    • Each governmental entity including the Town of Indian River Shores, Indian River County, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Fellsmere and Orchid have resolved to support the extension of the one cent sales tax in the County.  This will be on the ballot for voter approval in 2016, and is the most effective way to provide funds for county-wide infrastructure needs, such as roads and bridges, and takes some of the property tax burden off the residents and shares it with all consumers who purchase goods and services within the county.
    • Many calls have been received regarding vacation or short term rentals, which the Town is largely prohibited from regulating by the State.  In 2011, the State lawmakers passed a law that "A local law,ordinance or regulation may not prohibit vacation rentals or regulate the duration or frequency of vacation rentals."  This has resulted in many municipalities receiving complaints about short term rentals.
    • RFP's for a cell tower in the Town were reviewed and fully vetted by the Finance Committee, which made a recommendation that was approved by Council to select Datapath Communications as the provider to advise on location, manage it and secure tenants
    • Sea Turtle nesting season began March 1 and continues through October 31.  Please see our Parks and Recreation page for important information from state and town ordinances.
    • Redevelopment of Spectrum Property.  All required action has been completed.   

    The list of enumerated business activities that the Town Council approved on February 27 as permissible in the 3,000 sf retail portion of the new 9,431 sf building follows: 

    * Apparel, accessories and footwear; * Jewelry, glassware, china/silver, stationary, paper products & wedding registry items; * bookstore, art and handcrafted items; * day spa and personal services, by appointment only; housewares and home furnishings; * florist; * custom audio/visual. 

    • Indian River Shores is the SAFEST city in Florida!  This article in TC Palm on December 16, 2014 recaps the research performed for the entire state based on FBI statistics.  Our residents are safe, well cared for and well protected thanks to the Public Safety Department.
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