August in #OurNBV

Dear Neighbors –  the summer has been as busy as ever at NBV Town Hall. Now, as the kids head back to school and we get ramped up for fall there’s a lot going on I’d like to make sure you know about!

Following a busy first monthly meeting last week, we have our second August meeting on Tuesday — focused on progress at the NBV Community Park at TIES, and followed by a 2021/22 FY Budget Workshop. You can attend live at Village Hall, or via Zoom, or watch on Facebook. You may have noticed that our Commission frequently meets twice a month rather than once — that’s because there’s so much to do to make NBV a premier place to live in South Florida!

At last week’s meeting, there were several topics of discussion of interest to residents including further landscaping improvements and an update on our efforts to assure the safety of all multi-family buildings in NBV. See below for more details. 

On the budget front, the Commission agreed last month to cap the potential tax rate at 5.87 mills (a rate very similar to the current one), and instead, work as we always have to trade off-budget items and find more efficiencies rather than increase taxes. That means we will continue to enjoy a tax rate on the lower end of municipalities in Miami-Dade County in 2022.

To review the proposed budget or participate in the budget workshops on August 24th and 25th, check here for more details!

I’m very pleased to report that the NBV Community Park at TIES — a full revitalization of the green spaces around the school for community use — is quickly becoming a reality. If things go according to plan, we are hoping to construct and open the park by the second half of next year!

This substantial park project will increase our public space in NBV by almost ten-fold. On Tuesday, the Commission will review the initial designs for the park and decide on the basic elements and the working budget. You can find the budget here and the proposal here. Please share your feedback with me!

UPDATE ON BUILDING INSPECTIONS: North Bay Village has been among the most aggressive local cities in asserting controls over inspections and records following the Surfside tragedy.

A comprehensive list of building updates has been added to the Department Building tab on the website located here. The working list can be found on the agenda page for last week’s meeting.

For any specific questions or feedback, please contact actionteam@nbvillage.com.

New landscaping is coming to Treasure Island! Landscaping is important to residents — you see it every day — which is why Treasure Island Commissioner Rachel Streitfeld and I sponsored the refurbishment of the tiered landscaping in the medians of Adventure and Hispaniola. Look for those improvements later this summer!

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