Summary of SeptemberSIB City Advisory Committee Meeting

The September 18th meeting of the Sunny Isles Beach City Advisory Committee was very productive and informative.

Steve Trattner, Chairman of the Traffic and Safety Committee, introduced Gene Newman, a Director of the Trump Towers Master Association. Mr. Newman requested support from the Committee to ask the Commission to permit a left turn at 158th Street and Collins Avenue. This would allow the residents of the Trump Towers to access their entrance without traveling south to Haulover Park. Although there are possible safety concerns, Steve Trattner has been in contact with the traffic engineering firms that work with the Florida Department of Transportation to work on coming up with a solution.

Bob Welsh, Chairman of the Long Range Planning and Zoning Sub-Committee, requested that the SIB City Advisory Committee support a request proposed to the City Commission to rename Heritage Park as the Lewis Thaler Family Park in honor of the outstanding work of our Vice Mayor.

Motions were passed supporting requests to draft letters of support to the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program for a $200,000 grant which is to be applied for that will finance improvements on the field at Senator Gwen Margolis Park and a $200,000 grant application that will finance the construction of an outdoor amphitheater at Town Center Park.

I recently received good news from our City Engineer. The bus shelters over the benches at the bus stops along Collins Avenue that were removed during sidewalk renovation will be replaced by the beginning of December.

All residents are invited to join us at our next committee meeting on Wednesday, October 31st at 6:30 pm in the first floor meeting room at the Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue.

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