Big week of meetings in the Village | Vizcaya key
If you want to get more involved and enjoy attending or watching meetings, the Village of Key Biscayne is offering front-row seating at four key community gatherings this coming week.
Every resident will likely be touched by at least one of these topics in some way.
MONDAY April 11: Education in our schools The community meeting, hosted by Key Biscayne Mayor Mike Davey, takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Key Biscayne Community Center.
why it matters: Last month, Mayor Davey and Village Superintendent Steve Williamson met with the new Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jose Dotres, specifically regarding residents’ concerns about school administration Key Biscayne K-8 community. These concerns (lack of communication from head teachers, exclusion of parent volunteers, etc.) had escalated, first during a PTA meeting with district school officials, and then during a Zoom meeting of the Key Biscayne Education Advisory Board.
“We had a very positive and candid discussion about the K-8 school, its importance to our community and the Village’s commitment to supporting it,” Mayor Davey said as spring break began.
Watch it live: The public meeting will be available on VKB TV channel. 77 and Zoom, using meeting ID 231 627 8415.
TUESDAY 12 April: The art board meeting in public places takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the building, planning and zoning conference room. The meeting is open to the public.
Why it matters: Todd Hofferberth, director of parks and recreation, is the staff liaison for the seven-member committee, which is meeting for the first time since the COVID outbreak.
A good part of the meeting of the seven-member panel is to come up with ideas for artistic improvements of quality and universal value, and present them to the village council, based on the village art ordinance in public places of 2001.
Some of their ideas have resulted in the reflecting pools in the Village Oval, the Pleated Gnomon Sundial at the Village Green Playground, and the artful Dragonfly and Pelican along Crandon Boulevard, two of eight works of art purchased by the Village, to name a few. .
Watch it live: You will need to attend this meeting in person to watch it live as it will not be televised.
TUESDAY 12 April: The regular meeting of the municipal council takes place at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber. The meeting is open to the public.
why it matters: The Charter Review Committee’s final report, the first in 10 years, will be presented to the Board members for approval. There are seven proposed amendments to the Charter, which will go to voters in November.
Also on the agenda is an order relating to golf carts and slow-moving vehicles, another on clarifying rules for campaign finance reports, and yet another on how water utility fees rainfall must be determined.
Other topics include:
- An update from the Strategic Vision Board
- Public Lighting Assessment Plan
- Follow-ups to Monday’s Community School meeting with Mayor Davey;
- Council Member Ed London’s request to review the city’s noise ordinance
- Resolutions to acquire a new maritime patrol boat
- Installation of public beach access at Island House
- Finalization of a term agreement for the use of sports fields in St. Agnes.
Watch it live: You can attend in person or watch on Ch.77 or Zoom, with meeting ID 231 627 8415. You can connect using Zoom phone numbers +1 301 715 8592; +1 312 626 6799; or +1 929 202 6099 and adding meeting ID
THURSDAY April 14: Crandon Boulevard Design and Assessments The meeting is from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Key Biscayne Community Center.
why it matters: Village Manager Steve Williamson and staff will be on hand to show traffic and safety improvements being made or planned to ease congestion and protect pedestrians and cyclists.
Among the topics discussed will be potential new rules governing golf cart accessibility on and around the boulevard in the interest of safety.
Watch it live: You can attend in person. No live TV or zoom functionality is provided.