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Savoca & Forza D’Agro, Sicily – Il Padrino BY SARAH SCHOLL

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BY KATHY FERNANDEZ

Events Assistant

he end of summer vacation can only mean one thing, the return to school. However, as children and parents alike dread the first day of school, the picture seems to be slightly different in the City of Sunny Isles Beach. The City of Sunny Isles Beach’s Back to School season started off with its yearly Back to School Picnic on Saturday, August 17th at Heritage Park. The City provided parents and students with a stress free environment where they could catch up on everything they needed to know in order to be ready for their first day back.

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hey made us an offer we couldn’t refuse… A day trip just outside of Taormina placed us in the heart of what most everyone in this world thinks of when they think of Sicily. In the little villages of Savoca and Forza D’Agro we experienced the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar winning films, The Godfather I, II, & III. From the famous Bar Vitelli to the church where Michael Corleone weds his Apollonia, we hiked in the baking hot Sicilian sun. But it was worth every drop of sweat because at the end we drove to the very castle where all the famous stars worked together to create the masterpiece that is The Godfather. The Baron Platania gave us a personal tour of Castello degli Schiavi, a truly magical place. Not only is it spectacular aesthetically speaking, the baroque palace contains vintage photos from the making of the films, the piano from the first night club in Taormina, and a volcanic stone basement that hosts

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Free digital technology courses for persons 60+ BY COMMISSIONER JENNIFER LEVIN

On May 17, 2013, I watched a segment on Today concerning a technology program offered by Senior Planet, a nonprofit organization located in New York City (www.seniorplanet.org). Among other things, the course teaches persons 60 years of age and older how to use digital technology. The program is funded by grants and is offered free of charge. I immediately contacted Sunny Isles Beach staff and asked them to research the possibility of our establishing similar courses here in the City. Thanks to the

efforts of our Cultural and Community Services and Information Technology Departments, I am happy to announce that we were able to find a technology program for those 60 and over, and it will begin in October! Thereafter, the courses will be offered two times per year. The program is designed and taught by S.T.E.P.S. in the Right Direction, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving people in need in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties (www.stepsflorida.org). Through federal funding, S.T.E.P.S. is able to provide this technology training to persons 60 and older at no cost. The agency’s overall purpose is to help the elderly and families reach financial stability and self-sufficiency. You must be 60 or older to enroll and the

courses are free! The curriculum includes computer usage, internet, email, and social media. The first offering will be the Level 1 Basic course on Mondays and Wednesdays, October 7 through October 21, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. until noon. The Level 2 Intermediate courses, for those having successfully completed Level 1, will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, November 4 through November 20, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. All classes will be held at Pelican Community Park and, of course, free shuttle service is available. Enrollment is limited. To enroll, or for more information, call 305.792.1706. For future classes and other program information, you may also visit the City of Sunny Isles Beach website at www.sibfl.net.


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•• Sunny Isles Beach •• Upco ming Ev en ts: Sept emb er 2013 MT. SINAI LECTURE SERIES 10:00 AM – NOON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 SIB GOVERNMENT CENTER COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 18070 COLLINS AVENUE Learn about the many aspects of your health by attending these informative and free lectures offered once a month. Free but reservations are required. Call to the Mt. Sinai public relations staff at 305.674.2600. DISNEY ON ICE, BB&T CENTER BUS LEAVES AT 5:30PM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 SIB GOVERNMENT CENTER Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. The show begins at 7:00pm and will return approximately by 10:00pm. Tickets are located in Section 111, row 14 & 15, moderate w a l k i n g required. The price with SIB Resident ID is $20, Non-residents $25.

SIB TALENT SHOW 7:00 -9:00 PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 HERITAGE PARK (19200 COLLINS AVENUE) Come prepared to be entertained by the talented adults and youth that live right here in our City. Last year’s contestants gained valuable experience towards future performances. The audience clearly enjoyed the many varied selections presented on the stage. To register for the contest email kfernandez@sibfl.net or call 305.792.1706 and ask for Kathy. MAI KAI DINNER & SHOW BUS LEAVES AT 3:30PM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 FT. LAUDERDALE The roaring drums sound the beginning of the island revue. Experience the romantic Hawaiian wedding dance and the fire knife dance while eating exquisite cuisine. 5:00pm seating, bus returns approximately 9:30pm. Minimal walking. The price for the trip is $61 with SIB resident ID and $66 non-residents.

BINGO 3:00 – 4:00 PM WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 SIB GOVERNMENT CENTER, COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 18070 COLLINS AVENUE Come sit with friends and neighbors and test your luck at bingo. Win gift cards or cash prizes. Participation is $2 per person but call ahead to 305.792.1706 to reserve your seat.

The Department of Cultural & Community Services hosts events throughout the year. Here you will find a listing of the upcoming city events, and any important information you should know in order to attend. For more information on any of these events call 305.792.1706.

Last Chance to Nominate a Veteran for 2013

The Veterans Wall at Heritage Park (19200 Collins Avenue) displays the names of Sunny Isles Beach residents that have served our country in the military. Every year new names of Sunny Isles Beach residents who have served in the United States Armed Forces are added to the wall. The Veterans Day ceremony this year will be held on Monday, November 11th at 9:30 am at the north end of Heritage Park. Applications are available online at the City’s web-

site at www.sibfl.net or at the Government Center at 18070 Collins Avenue or Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road. Please bring proof of honorable discharge from military service and proof of residency in the City of Sunny Isles Beach. Your SIB Resident ID can be used as proof of residency or a utility bill with the veteran’s name. If you miss the deadline, the next opportunity to be placed on the wall will be November 11, 2014.


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Nikki Danielle Inc. was founded in Montreal in 1975 by Isaie J. Bouhadana. The inspiration for the brand name came first from a famous french, designer in Paris. Also, the name was obvious when he met his wife Nicole, who at the time was a french singer going by her artist name, Nikki Danielle. Isaie started with one boutique and quickly expanded the business to several other stores in major malls. He then decided to sell wholesale. Years later, his daughter, Eva joined the company to become his partner and to develop the business into one of the most successful and reputable trade names in the fashion industry. Isaie’s dream was always to move to warm weather on the beautiful beaches of Florida. He pursued his passion and opened Nikki Danielle Miami. Nikki Danielle Inc. sells ready-to-wear women’s fashionable clothing collections. The company strives to have the latest selection of clothing in all sizes per style, making shopping fun and easy. Nikki Danielle will meet their customer’s needs by providing an unmatched selection of women’s fashion clothing including famous brand jeans, short & long dresses (casual & formal), blouses, tops, skirts, bathing suits & cover-ups, bags & accessories.

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Do you or someone you know have Facial Acne? FXM Research in Miramar is looking for males and females 12 years of age or older that suffer from Facial Acne, to participate in an seven [7] study-visit clinical research study. Medical Insurance is not required for study participation. Qualified participants will receive: • Evaluation by a Board Certified Dermatologist. • Investigational Study Medication at no cost. • Reimbursement for time and travel up to USD $350.00.

¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conoce Acné Facial? FXM Research en Miramar está buscando hombres y mujeres de 12 años de edad o más que padecen de Acné Facial, para participar en un estudio clínico de investigación que requiere de siete [7] visitas. No se requiere seguro médico para su participación en el estudio. Los participantes que califiquen recibirán: • Evaluaciones por un Dermatólogo Certificado. • Los medicamentos del estudio bajo investigación sin costo alguno. • Un reembolso por su tiempo y transporte de hasta $350.00. For more information please call:

FASHION IS ALL ABOUT EMOTIONS, STYLE, CREATIVITY & UNIQUENESS Nikki Danielle Inc. 18090 Collins Ave. Local T.12 • Sunny Isles, FL 33160 305.466.2004 • nikkidanielle@live.com

Para más información por favor llame al:

(954) 430-1097 Francisco Flores, MD. Board Certified Dermatologist FXM Research Miramar

FXM Research Miramar 3000 SW 148th Ave. Suite 216 Miramar, FL 33027

www.fxmresearch.com

Do you or someone you know have Atopic Dermatitis (Also known as Eczema)? FXM Research in Miramar is looking for males and females 18 to 65 years of age that suffer from Atopic Dermatitis (dry, red, scaling patches throughout your body with or without itchiness), to participate in a nine (9) study visit clinical research study. Medical Insurance is not required for study participation. Qualified participants will receive: • Evaluation by a Board Certified Dermatologist. • Investigational Study Medication at no cost. • Reimbursement for time and travel up to USD $540.00.

¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conoce Dermatitis Atópica (También conocida como Eczema)? FXM Research en Miramar está buscando a hombres y mujeres de 18 a 65 años de edad que padecen de Dermatitis Atópica (parches de resequedad, enrojecimiento, descamación en su cuerpo con o sin picazón), para participar en un estudio clínico de investigación que requiere de nueve (9) visitas. No se requiere seguro médico para su participación en el estudio. Los participantes que califiquen recibirán: • Evaluaciones por un Dermatólogo Certificado. • Los medicamentos bajo investigación sin costo alguno. • Reembolso por su tiempo y transporte de hasta $540.00. For more information please call:

Para más información por favor llame al:

(954) 430-1097 Francisco Flores, MD. Board Certified Dermatologist FXM Research Miramar

FXM Research Miramar 3000 SW 148th Ave. Suite 216 Miramar, FL 33027

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The park was filled with laughter and smiles as the stresses of the first day were taken off of everyone’s shoulders and they were able to enjoy their last few days of summer vacation. Parents were able to purchase uniforms for both Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8 community school and Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School, receive information about immunizations from Mount Sinai and were given details about the City’s upcoming season of Athletic programs including our travel soccer league. During the event, more than 600 residents and guests enjoyed a variety of bounce houses, scrumptious snacks, creative crafts, and musical games and activities. The premiere attraction seemed to be the children’s crafts where children of all ages put their creative skills to the test to make a one of a kind pencil topper for their new complimentary Sunny Isles Beach pencils. Those who stopped by the City’s information booth received several free gifts such as pencils, eraser, and sharpeners and Sunny Isles Beach residents who presented their Resident ID Card received a special stylus pen duo for all their tech needs.

The giveaways did not end there, the City’s Cultural and Community Services Department sponsored their yearly eSIBi book bag raffle where by signing up for the City’s email notification program they were automatically entered to win a brand new book bag stuffed with all the goodies needed for the school year. Our winners were Viviana Pinto and Maurice Legros who walked away with smiling faces ready to conquer the new school year. After the event, guests were encouraged to spend the rest of their afternoon enjoying one of the City’s many parks and their many amenities such as the Splash Pad at Heritage Park. Only in the City of Sunny Isles Beach does the vacation never end and even going back to school is a fun-filled event. If you missed out on our Back to School event, please be sure to check our website and sign up for our eSIBi notifications to get on the spot notifications about upcoming events, cultural programs and much more. For information on future events check the SIB Sun Community Newspaper, SIBTV Cable Channel 77, our quarterly Living Magazine which includes our Calendar of Programs and Events and the website at www.sibfl.net or for specific questions please contact the Cultural & Community Services Department at 305.792.1706.

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Our Sister City, Netanya Israel BY BOB WELSH

If Sunny Isles Beach is Florida’s Riviera, then Netanya is Israel’s Sunny Isles Beach. There are various similarities between the two cities. Netanya is a lively seacoast town situated in central Israel. It is a central magnet for immigration and tourism that attracts thousands of visitors each year. The lovely and crowded beaches extend the entire length of the city. Its numerous Galleries, Museums, and hotels have made it a popular tourist resort. Walking around Netanya, you will hear a variety of languages spoken in the streets by tourists and residents. Netanya was originally established as a Moshave – a small agricultural village with citrus groves and a flourishing tourist trade in the late 1920’s. A group of prominent and wealthy New York Jews motivated by Nathan (hence the name Netanya) Strauss, the principal owner of Macy’s Department Store, fell in love with the climate and the location and in the mid 1930’s incorporated the City Of Netanya. Netanya is also the closest coastal city to the areas that are the subject of the ongoing Peace Talks with the Palestinian Authority. The city’s mayor is Miriam Fierberg who personally visited Sunny Isles Beach when we became sister cities. The population is expected to grow from its’ 185,000 to 300,000 by 2020. The city today is a lively resort city. The Central Square has bazaars and concerts every week in the summer and monthly in the winter. It has dozens of hotels, coffee shops, and restaurants offering a variety of ethnic tastes, fashion bou-

tiques, shopping centers, galleries, and entertainment spots. Festivals and other events are held in Netanya throughout the year, making the city become a dynamic gathering place. The finest feature of Netanya is its beautiful beaches that extend for almost eight miles along the city’s seacoast. There are beaches for religious Jews with separate hours for men and women. There is an unofficial clothing optional beach. The bathing beaches have rental facilities for motorized sports in the water and dune buggy excursions through the pristine cliff areas. Above the beach is a ridge of rugged cliffs - the only ones of their kind in Israel with a beautiful landscaped promenade along the seashore. The promenade is part of the “Israel Road” - a marked walking path that extends the entire length of the country from Kibbutz Dan in the north to Eliat in the south. Horses are an integral part of the Netanya culture. In the early 1980’s an American Rodeo champion named Larry Behar opened a Riding Academy in Moshave Olesh that started an American “Western” culture in Israel. Moshave Olesh is east of Netanya but the mailing address is Netanya, Israel. You can grab a group ride along the beach on scheduled intervals, and experienced riders can rent a horse for an hour or two. Netanya has a unique place in Israel history. Many cities in Israel have Biblical roots with excavations that substantiate their claims. Most seaside cities were seaports for trade between Europe, Africa, & Asia. Because Netanya does not have a history before 80 years ago, it is wholly a product of

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modern immigration. The two best competing seafood restaurants are “Dag Hayam” on the beach run by Mizrahi Jews, and “Lucullus” in the Kikar (Central Square) run by French speaking Jews from Morocco. In a nearby park there is a sycamore tree that is 1,000 years old. The Pninat Shabtai Museum features an exhibition of Yemenite folklore, and the Diamond Center Museum has an exhibition of diamonds and a miniature model of a diamond mine. It was in the 1970’s that I went to “Blue

Bay Beach” in what is now Northern Netanya and “Green Beach” which is south near Poleg, and I was not in Netanya. Today Netanya has grown with the new wave of Russian immigrants to incorporate those outlying areas and build beautiful condominiums, parks, playgrounds, and restaurants. Mayor Fierberg was very hospitable to Sara and me. She cannot wait to visit us again and extends her invitation to all Sunny Isles Beach residents to visit Netanya, also a City of Sun and Sea.

Community Shuttle Bus Revised Publix Stop Effective Monday, August 19, with the start of the new school year, the City of Sunny Isles Beach Community Shuttle Bus schedule will be amended as follows: The Bus will use the 183 Street bus stops and will not enter the Publix parking lot during the morning when school starts nor in the afternoon at schools dismissal at the following times: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday Morning G reen Line: North @ 8:20AM Orange Line: South @ 8:10AM Blue Line: South @ 8:25AM Afternoon G reen Line: South @ 3:10PM Orange Line: North @ 3:20PM

Blue Line: North @ 3:35PM Wednesday Morning G reen Line: North @ 8:20AM Orange Line: South @ 8:10AM Blue Line: South @ 8:25AM Afternoon G reen Line: North @ 2:20PM Orange Line: South @ 2:10PM Blue Line: North @ 1:35PM

Students are welcome to ride our shuttles at these times along with parents and the buses fill up quick-

ly. It is recommended that Publix shoppers plan your trips around these stops to make it a more enjoyable transportation experience. There are 11 other northbound & southbound stops from Publix that will be more convenient for non-school passengers. Two bus stops are provided on the north & south sides of 183rd street. These bus stops will be used to drop off and pick up students and their guardians going to and coming from school. These bus stops may also be used by residents and visitors. Please keep in mind that during these scheduled departures that both pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be extremely heavy and you are advised to use caution at all times.


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Do you or someone you know have Rosacea? FXM Research in Miramar is looking for males and females 18 years or older that suffer from Rosacea “Redness on forehead, cheeks, and nose with acne type lesions on your face” to participate in a four [4] study-visit clinical research study. Medical Insurance is not required for study participation. Qualified participants will receive: • Evaluation by a Board Certified Dermatologist. • Investigational Study Medication or placebo at no cost. • Reimbursement for time and travel up to USD $200.00.

¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conoce Rosacea? FXM Research en Miramar está buscando hombres y mujeres de 18 años de edad o más que padecen de Rosacea “Enrojecimiento en la frente, mejillas, y nariz con lesiones similares al acné”, para participar en un estudio clínico de investigación que requiere de cuatro [4] visitas. Seguro Médico no es requerido para su participación en el estudio. Los participantes que califiquen recibirán: • Evaluaciones por un Dermatólogo Certificado. • Los medicamentos del estudio bajo investigación o placebo sin costo alguno. • Reembolso por tiempo y transporte hasta $200.00. For more information please call:

Para más información por favor llame al:

(954) 430-1097 Francisco Flores, MD. Board Certified Dermatologist FXM Research Miramar

FXM Research Miramar 3000 SW 148th Ave. Suite 216 Miramar, FL 33027

www.fxmresearch.com

Do you or someone you know have Atopic Dermatitis (Also known as Eczema)? FXM Research in Miramar is looking for males and females 18 to 65 years of age that suffer from Atopic Dermatitis (dry, red, scaling patches throughout your body with or without itchiness), to participate in a nine (9) study visit clinical research study. Medical Insurance is not required for study participation. Qualified participants will receive: • Evaluation by a Board Certified Dermatologist. • Investigational Study Medication at no cost. • Reimbursement for time and travel up to USD $540.00.

¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conoce Dermatitis Atópica (También conocida como Eczema)? FXM Research en Miramar está buscando a hombres y mujeres de 18 a 65 años de edad que padecen de Dermatitis Atópica (parches de resequedad, enrojecimiento, descamación en su cuerpo con o sin picazón), para participar en un estudio clínico de investigación que requiere de nueve (9) visitas. No se requiere seguro médico para su participación en el estudio. Los participantes que califiquen recibirán: • Evaluaciones por un Dermatólogo Certificado. • Los medicamentos bajo investigación sin costo alguno. • Reembolso por su tiempo y transporte de hasta $540.00. For more information please call:

Para más información por favor llame al:

(954) 430-1097 Francisco Flores, MD. Board Certified Dermatologist FXM Research Miramar

FXM Research Miramar 3000 SW 148th Ave. Suite 216 Miramar, FL 33027

www.fxmresearch.com


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The baroque palace contains vintage photos from the making of the films, the piano from the first night club in Taormina and a volcanic stone basement that hosts paintings worthy of a museum. (All photos property of Sarah Scholl)

November is Miami Live Music Month 6th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest A Tribute to the Women in Jazz

Celebrating songs of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee, Anita O-Day, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone Featuring:Nicole Yarling, Wendy Pedersen, Paulette Dozier and introducing Ashlee Moss accompanied by The Melton Mustafa Orchestra Saturday, November 16, 2013 • 7:00 – 10:00 pm (Gate opens at 6 pm) Entrance fee: $15 • SIB Resident ID Card Holders $10 Heritage Park 19200 Collins Avenue • Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160 For more information visit: www.sunnyislesbeachjazz.com

The famous Bar Vitelli


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The City Commission Agenda BY COMMISSIONER JEANETTE GATTO

Please join us in the Commission Chambers at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013. We open the meeting with two very special presentations. First, Employee Recognition Certificates of Appreciation will be presented to the following City employees: Marline PierreSaint, Cheryl Williams and Corey Swan. Next, a Proclamation will be presented to Carrie Scriffignano who will be celebrating her 104th birthday on September 27, 2013.

There are three Ordinances on the Agenda for first readings: • Granting People’s Gas System an agreement to use the public rights-of-way in Sunny Isles Beach. • Amending Section 197-18 of the City Code to reflect the revocation of local business license in the event of illegal customer surcharges for sales transactions. • Amending Section 265-53 of the City Code requiring property owners to install visible address signs on vacant/construction sites. There is one Ordinance on the Agenda for a second reading: • Amending sections 265-36 and 265-38 of the City Code to maintain lower density on the west side of Collins Avenue by prohibiting apartment/hotel uses on the west side since such uses are of greater density than condos and apartments under the City Code.

There are 21 resolutions on the Agenda: • Request to approve renewal of commercial insurance packages with Brown & Brown. • Request to authorize Mayor Norman S. Edelcup as the City’s delegate to the Miami-Dade League of Cities and Vice Mayor Isaac Aelion as the alternate. • Request to approve a schedule for City Commission Meetings for Calendar Year 2014. • Request to approve a contract with Bonnie Bennett to provide marketing design services for the Cultural and Community Services Department. • Request to approve a second amendment to the agreement with Action Labor Management for school crossing guard

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services. • Request to approve Federal Forfeiture (DOJ) Funds to purchase a citywide closed circuit TV system for all city parks and government buildings. • Request to approve an addendum to agreement with Blue Digital Corp. for document imaging services for remaining city departments. • Request to approve an agreement with Keefe, McCullough & Co. for professional auditing services for the period of one year. • Request to approve an agreement with New World Systems, Inc. for training personnel of employees of the City. • Request to approve an agreement with Dell to provide equipment for next generation, firewalls, security and increased storage. • Request to approve an amendment to the agreement with Paladin Data Systems for computerized permitting and licensing systems. • Request to approve an agreement with Information Consultants to upgrade the City’s website to provide public access to Resolutions and Ordinances. • Request to approve the donation of surplus computer systems to Miami-Dade Public Schools, So. Florida Digital Alliance and Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center. • Request to approve a budget amendment to record routine transfers based upon actual needs. • Request to approve a budget amendment to transfer cost of living funds to individual departments where funds were expended. • Request for approval authorizing a $10,000 contribution to the 11th Annual Dragon Boat Race. • Request for approval to authorize a $10,000 contribution subject to certain conditions to Social Seniors, a non-profit organization. • Request to approve an agreement with Miller Publishing in the amount of $36,000 for Community Newspaper publishing services. • Request to approve ratification of a second amendment with Harbour Construction to provide demolition services for Gateway Park. • Request to approve the design and landscape plan for water facility owned by Miami-Dade County located at 350 Sunny Isles Blvd. • Request to approve increase costs for extended library hours provided by MiamiDade County.

CITY OF SUNNY ISLES BEACH SEPTEMBER 2013 CALENDAR OF MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. City Commission Workshop – Agenda Review Fourth Floor Conference Room, Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Special City Commission Meeting: 1st Budget Hearing David P. Samson Commission Chambers, Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sunny Serenade Concert Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Mt. Sinai Lecture Series David P. Samson Commission Chambers, Government Center, 18070 Collins Ave Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Regular City Commission Meeting David P. Samson Commission Chambers, Government Center, 18070 Collins Ave Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Sunny Isles Beach Talent Show Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Special City Commission Meeting: 2nd Budget Hearing David P. Samson Commission Chambers, Government Center, 18070 Collins Ave Jane A. Hines, CMC, City Clerk All persons are invited to attend these meetings. If a person decides to appeal any decision made at such meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in any meeting because of that disability should contact the City Manager at 305-947-0606, no later than 48 hours prior to the proceeding.

SIB Branch Library Programs Sept. 2013 Adult Ongoing Book Discussion Group Monday, September 16, 2013 3:30-4:30 p.m. Computer Basics Tuesday, September 3, 2013 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Seniors Children Ongoing

Reading Ready Baby Storytime Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 2013 10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Soothing stories, songs and finger plays for babies and their caregivers. Ages 0 – 18 mos.

Reading Ready Toddler Storytime Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24, 2013 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Stories, songs and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Ages 19 mos. to 3 yrs.


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CITY OF SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLORIDA City Commission Meeting David P. Samson Commission Chambers 18070 Collins Avenue • Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160

Thursday, September 19, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. Mayor Norman S. Edelcup, Vice Mayor Isaac Aelion, Commissioner Jeanette Gatto, Commissioner Jennifer Levin, Commissioner George “Bud” Scholl, City Manager Christopher J. Russo, City Attorney Hans Ottinot, City Clerk Jane A. Hines, MMC

1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE / INVOCATION

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 3A. Regular City Commission Meeting – July 18, 2013. 4. ORDER OF BUSINESS (Additions/Deletions/Amendments) 4A. Request to Hear Items.

5. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 5A. City Commission Employee Recognition Award Program: Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to the Following City Employees: Marline PierreSaint, Cheryl Williams, and Corey Swan. 1. Report of Mayor Norman S. Edelcup.

5B. A Proclamation to be Presented to Carrie Scriffignano who will be Celebrating her 104th Birthday on September 27, 2013. 5C. A Proclamation to be Presented Proclaiming September 2013 as “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in the City of Sunny Isles Beach.

6. ZONING: ZONING HEARINGS ARE QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARINGS. None

7. ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING 7A. An Ordinance of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Granting to Peoples Gas System, a Division of Tampa Electric Company, a Florida Corporation its Successors and Assigns, a Non-Exclusive Natural Gas Franchise Agreement to Use the Public Rights-of-Way of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, and Prescribing the Terms and Conditions Under which Said Franchise May be Exercised; Making Findings; Providing for Acceptance; Providing for Severability; Providing for an Effective Date; and Repealing Prior Ordinance. 1. Report of City Attorney. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a hearing for second and final reading. 7B. An Ordinance of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Amending Section 197-18 of the City Code to Prevent Illegal Surcharge for Use of Credit Card by Consumers; Providing for Severability; Providing for Repeal of Conflicting Provisions; Providing for Inclusion in the Code; and Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of City Attorney. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a hearing for second and final reading. 7C. An Ordinance of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Amending Section 265-53 of the City Code Requiring Property Owners to Install Visible Address Signs on Vacant Lots and Construction Sites; Codifying the Requirement for Visible Address Signs for Properties Located Adjacent to

AGENDA Waterways; Providing for Severability; Providing for Repeal of Conflicting Provisions; Providing for Inclusion in the Code; and Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of City Attorney. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a hearing for second and final reading. 8. PUBLIC HEARINGS (Other than Ordinances for Second Reading) None

9. ORDINANCES FOR SECOND READING (Public Hearings) Sitting in as the Local Planning Agency and the City Commission, to Consider the Following Ordinance Amending the Land Development Regulations (LDRs): 9A. A Resolution of the Local Planning Agency of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Recommending to the City Commission of Sunny Isles Beach, the Ordinance Amending Section 26536 Neighborhood Business Zoning District (“B-1”) to Designate Apartment-Hotels as Prohibited Uses; Amending Section 265-38 Business Overlay Zoning District to Delete Development Standards for Apartment-Hotels, Attached as Exhibit “A”; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 9A.1 An Ordinance of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 265 “Zoning” Section 265-36 Neighborhood Business Zoning District (“B-1”) to Designate Apartment-Hotels as Prohibited Uses; Amending Section 265-38 Business Overlay Zoning District to Delete Development Standards for Apartment-Hotels; Providing for Severability; Providing for Repeal of Conflicting Provisions; Providing for Inclusion in the Code; and Providing for an Effective Date. (First Reading 07/18/13) 1. Report of City Attorney. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

10. RESOLUTIONS 10A. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Approving the Renewal of the Commercial Package Policy (Property, Liability, Automobile), Workers Compensation, and Miscellaneous Insurances with Brown & Brown/Preferred Government Insurance Trust (PGIT) for the Period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014, in an Amount Not to Exceed $865,950.00, as Outlined in Exhibit “A”; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of Human Resources Benefits Administrator. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10B. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Authorizing

Mayor Norman S. Edelcup as the City’s Delegate to the Miami-Dade League of Cities and Vice Mayor Isaac Aelion as the Alternate to Attend Meetings During Fiscal Year 2013/2014; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of City Clerk. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10C. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Establishing a Schedule for City Commission Meetings for Calendar Year 2014; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of City Clerk. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10D. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Authorizing an Increase from $45,000.00 to $53,000.00 for Marketing Design Services Provided by Bonnie Bennett for the Cultural and Community Services Department; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of Cultural and Community Services Director. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10E. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Approving the Second Amendment to Agreement with Action Labor Management d/b/a Staffing Connection for School Crossing Guard Services, in an Amount Not to Exceed $112,914.00, Attached Hereto as Exhibit “A”; Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Said Agreement; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of Police Chief and Police Captain. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10F. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Authorizing the Chief of Police, in Accordance with the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, to Expend up to $443,125.00 from the Federal Forfeiture (DOJ) Funds to Purchase a Citywide Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System for all City Parks and Government Buildings, Hire a Professional Security Consultant to Assist with the CCTV Project, Purchase Four (4) Microsoft Tablets, and Ratify the Purchase of a New Canine (K9) Police Dog; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of Police Chief and Police Captain. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10G. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Ratifying the First Amendment to the Agreement with Blue Digital Corp. for Document Imaging Services for the Remaining City Departments, in an Amount Not to Exceed $50,000.00, Attached Hereto as Exhibit “A”, Utilizing Miami-Dade County Bid No. 8254-1/22; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. Report of Assistant City Clerk.

Adopt the Resolution. 10H. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Amending Resolution No. 2011-1806 Relating to Library Interlocal Lease Agreement to Approve Increased Costs for Extended Library Hours from $13,330.24 to $15,347.01 as Set Forth in Exhibit “A”; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of City Manager. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10I. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Approving the First Amendment to the Agreement with Keefe, McCullough & Co. LLP for Professional Auditing Services, for a Period of One (1) Year, in an Amount Not to Exceed $45,000.00, Attached Hereto as Exhibit “A”; Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Said Agreement; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. Report of Finance Director. Adopt the Resolution. 10J. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Ratifying an Agreement with New World Systems, Inc. to Provide On-Site Training and Granting Purchase Authority up to an Amount Not to Exceed $32,000.00 with New World Systems, Inc. for Fiscal Year 2012/2013; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of Chief Information Officer. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10K. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Authorizing the Purchase of Additional Equipment from Dell Needed for Fiscal Year 2012-2013, in an Amount Not to Exceed $34,000.00; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Other Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of Chief Information Officer. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10L. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Ratifying a Statement of Work with Paladin Data Systems (SmartGov) for the Building and Community to Provide Development Departments, Additional Professional Services, in an Amount Not to Exceed to $49,400.00, Attached Hereto as Exhibit “A”, by Utilizing Lighthouse Point RFP No. 2012-007; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Other Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of Chief Information Officer. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10M. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Authorizing the Purchase of Additional Professional and Software Services from Information Consultants, Inc. for Fiscal Year 2012-2013, in an

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SCHULMAN’S CORNER Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur ‘Rosh Hashanah’ Sundown on September 4th ‘Yom Kippur’ Sundown on September 13th BY RICHARD C. SCHULMAN

City Historian

THE MEANING OF ROSH HASHANAH

Literally means “Head of the Year,” and is observed in the beginning of the 7th Month “Tishri,” as the Jewish New Year. The first of Tishri marks the anniversary of the creation of the world, which according to tradition over 5700 years ago, this year being 5774 and therefore Jewish chronology begin the year with this day. The name “ROSH HASHANAH” does not occur in the Bible. Instead, it is referred to as the Day of the Blowing of the Trumpet, “Yom Teruah,” the Day of Memorial or Remembrance and the Memorial of the Sounding of the Shofar. It is also considered the Day of Judgment, when all mankind is judged by the creator and the fate of each individual is inscribed in the book of life. ROSH HASHANAH, unlike the secular New Year, is both solemn and a festive occasion. Its joy is spiritually disciplined by the sacred traditions of home and the synagogue. Although the observance of the high holy days is centered primarily in the synagogue, the home is where the family prepares to meet the New Year, in a spirit of faith, and in a mood conducive to prayer and soul searching. There are ten days of repentance or observance ending with the holiest day of the Jewish New Year, “YOM KIPPUR,” day of atonement, which is observed entirely in the synagogue a day of fasting, self denial in food and other physical pleasures is part of the tradition of this “Sabbath of Sabbaths.” The most characteristic symbol of “ROSH HASHANAH” is the SHOFAR, or Ram’s horn. The Ram’s horn is used in commemoration of the sacrifice of Isaac. The last moment before Abraham was to sacrifice Isaac, a Ram caught in a thicket was used as a substitute sacrifice. To honor the Ram, Jews use a Ram’s horn at religious services. Horns of cows were

rejected because these animals were associated with the worship of the Golden Calf by the children of Israel in the desert, a sin vigorously condemned by Moses. It is used to call each person to recall their past deeds and shortcomings, and to engage in the process of introspection and repentance. It is mentioned frequently in the Bible and through the Talmud, and later Hebrew literature. The “SHOFAR,” was used in ancient times to sound alarms, to assemble armies for attack and to announce plague or famine. In addition, the SHOFAR heralded important events such as the accession of a ruler to the throne, or the proclamation of a rabbinical edict. It was also used to usher in the Sabbath, festivals and new moon and together with other instruments was frequently employed as part of the worship in the Temple in Jerusalem. The Shofar call “TEKIA GADOLLA” concludes the day of fasting. The extended blast expresses the feeling of the worshippers that they have extended themselves spiritually during the long day of prayer and are now resolved to reach out during the coming year towards new insights and more meaningful living. “Give heed to the sounds of Shofar, the sharp piercing blasts of the Shofar, rending the air with its message, its portents of heavenly salvation, summoning man to his father, to render him homage and devotion.” “Renounce ye your sins and transgressions, false aims and vainglorious striving, infuse in your hearts, a new spirit to build a new earth and new heaven. Heed ye the sound of the Shofar, the blast that is blown, O my people.” With the coming of another year, ON BEHALF OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION, may WE wish everyone in Sunny Isles Beach, the State of Florida, our nation and your loved ones, the greatest of man’s blessings…a peaceful world in which to enjoy health and happiness. “May you be inscribed for a wonderful good year.”

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Mount Sinai Medical Center welcomes Dr. to restore wellness and promote longevity Joshua Gizersky as its newest primary care and healthy metabolic function. physician. Dr. Gizersky will be seeing In addition to internal medicine and pripatients at Mount Sinai Aventura’s multispe- mary care, Dr. Gizersky’s focus areas have cialty physician office, located at 2845 been medical weight loss, wellness and fitAventura Boulevard. He also will see ness, nutrition, menopause and andropause patients in the upcoming Mount treatment, along with cognitive Sinai Sunny Isles Beach physienhancement. cian office, scheduled to open in Prior to medical school, Dr. October 2014. Gizersky attended Hofstra Dr. Gizersky was most University where he was the lead recently a clinical faculty physiinvestigator in an acclaimed cian in the Division of Internal Merck grants research project. The Medicine at Maimonides project led to the discovery and Medical Center in New York. patent of a compound with medHe attended the New York ical applications for respiratory College of Osteopathic distress syndrome. Medicine and completed an A native of Odessa, Ukraine, Dr. Gizersky grew up in Brooklyn, internal medicine residency at New York. He maintains a close Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Joshua Gizersky bond with the Russian community He went on to complete a –––––––––––––– and is fluent in English and unique fellowship in the emerging field of anti-aging, regenerative, and Russian. For information, or to contact Dr. functional medicine, which combines the use Gizersky, please call 305-674-CARE (2273) or of bio-identical hormones with supplements visit www.msmc.com.


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• • • ORGANIZATION NEWS • • • Play at Casino Night and Support The Dialysis Food Foundation of South Florida

Save the date to join Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano at Alba Italian Restaurant for a fun night of poker, blackjack, roulette and craps to support the Dialysis Food Foundation of South Florida. Founder and Chairperson Loretta DeVries, along with Commissioner Jeanette Gatto, has partnered with Chef Ralph Pagano for this worthy fundraiser whose mission is to eliminate hunger and provide nutritionally balanced meals and a better quality of life to all medically indigent dialysis patients. The event will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person, includes hors d’oeuvres and open bar (select drinks) Guests will be given “$5,000” worth of chips to play and win prizes. All donations are 100% tax deductible and 100% of the proceeds go to the Foundation. For more information about the Dialysis Food Foundation of South Florida, go to www.dialysisfood.org. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Sunny Isles Beach Democratic Club Contact us for the details of the next meeting At Denny’s Restaurant 17550 Collins Ave Sunny Isles Beach All Guests - $5 CONTACT: Robert Paget – 305-586-0242 (Email: manfilms@the-beach.net) BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD Democracy begins at the grass roots

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Concerned Citizens of NE Dade Call for the date of the next Luncheon Meeting Peppermill Restaurant, Arlen House, SIB To RVSP call Nancy Leyton at 305.937.6285

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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is home based at Vladimir Issaev School of Classical Ballet located at 15939 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami Beach, FL 33160. For information call 305.948. 4777 or visit www.artsballettheatre.org • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

SUNNY ISLES SENIORS September 2013

“Live in the present, draw from the past, prepare for the future” A Non-Sectarian Program for The Active 60+ Senior

SUNNY ISLES SENIORS Classes are held at King David Condominium, 17555 Atlantic Ave. unless otherwise indicated. (Please use side entrance on 175th into The Chabad Lubavitch of SIB) For more information call Rachel @ (954)604-8838 Monday 9:30 - 11:00 ENGLISH for Russian Speakers with Rachel 11:00 - 1:00 RUSSIAN CHOIR with Marina Tuesday 9:30 - 10:30 ENHANCE FITNESS with Debbie ($2) 10:35 - 11:35 CHAIR YOGA with Agi ($2)

Wednesday 9:30 - 10:30 Thursday 9:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 1:00 1:00 - 2:00 Friday 9:30 - 10:30 10:35 - 11:35

ENHANCE FITNESS with Marian ($2) ENGLISH for RUSSIAN SPEAKERS RUSSIAN CHOIR with Marina SPANISH with Agi (min 10 need to register) ENHANCE FITNESS with Debbie ($2) CHAIR YOGA with Agi ($2)

*Enhance Fitness classes require special registration, Please see Rachel for the application. Please see suggested donation for each of the classes.

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Simcha Chapter of Hadassah Events The Second Madi Thaler Walkathon for Breast Cancer

Thank you, Sunny Isles Beach, for your support and participation last year. Walk or ride with us again this year. $25 includes the walk and a T-shirt and breakfast. All proceeds and donations will be for Hadassah Medical Organization to help in finding a cure for Breast Cancer. Hadassah leads the way: groundbreaking breast cancer research at Hadassah Medical Organization. The walk this year will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2013. Hadassah founded in 1912, remains 100 years old the largest women’s volunteer organization of America. Hadassah is non profit, tax deductible and charitable and a membership organization. Let us stand side by side, walk hand in hand and step by step to help Hadassah Medical Organization continue in its quest to conquer and to find the ultimate cure for breast cancer in “OUR LIFETIME.” Walk committee: Fanny Korn President Simcha Chapter 305-792-9193 other 443-621-8612 mobile Carmen Grier Fundraiser V.P And OVP Simcha chapter 786-554-1217 mobile Audrey Reinhartz Coordinator Chairperson 305-542-9858 Trina Duluc Co-coordinator Chairperson 305-682-9549

Simcha Calendar 2013-14 Fundraiser

1 for $18.00 3 for $45 5 for $75, a great gift idea Send check to: Carmen Grier, 19333 Collins Ave. #2906, Sunny Isles Beach FL 33160 Or contact Carmen at fashionin@the-beach.net

Simcha Opening Season Dinner and Awards Tuesday, September 17 at 6:00 pm at Luca Bella $40 per person include dinner and glass of wine RSVP to: Audrey Reinhartz, 6000 Island Blvd. #2907, Aventura, FL 33160 Or email: Audrey at: areinhartz45@gmail.com Adrian Fischer at: afish5@aol.com


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Cultural Event Trip: Schnebly Redland’s Winery

Police Captain receives higher education degree Division and Community Policing. “Relieved” is probably the best way to Sunny Isles Beach Police Captain describe the emotion following his accomDwight Snyder recently was awarded plishment. Until now weekends and days off were totally dedicated to his Master’s Degree from the books, research, reports Bethel University after a and course curriculum for the tedious one and half years past year and a half. of coursework. We congratulate Captain Captain Snyder received Snyder who also is a graduate of his M.S. in Criminal Justice the F.B.I. ‘s prestigious National and did it the hard way – Academy in 2011. The Sunny while maintaining his full Isles Beach Police Department time job and responsibilities prides itself on and promotes within the Police education and training for its Department. Snyder heads up the Operations Division of Sunny Isles Beach Police Captain officers to maximize potential, growth and development in the agency, highlighting the Dwight Snyder service. Uniform Police Patrol ––––––––––––– BY CHIEF FRED MAAS

BY KATHY FERNANDEZ

Events Assistant

If you take a walk down Sunny Isles Beach, you will most likely notice that there is always an activity going on in our local community. The City’s Cultural and Community Services department offers many recreational and sports programs as well as special events for the whole family. However, what you may not be aware of, are the City’s Cultural Event Trips, which take place twice a month and range from activities such as attending professional sports games, concerts, Off Broadway Plays, and museum visits. This program was created to make the hidden gems of South Florida more easily accessible to the residents and guests of Sunny Isles Beach. This past month, our Cultural Event Trip took us down to the Redlands of Florida where we found ourselves in Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery. The itinerary for the day included a tour of the facility followed by a tasting of the wineries most popular wines, which included Avovino, Guavino, and Cocovino. During the tour our guests enjoyed a brief history on how the winery came to be as well as the steps and processes that goes into making each of their unique wines. Guests on the trip also enjoyed valuable tips such as the flavor notes of the wine as well as which wines pair well with a variety of meats, fish and cheeses. The reason why this may not sound like what you would typically expect to try at a

winery is because Schnebly’s is not your typical winery. Created by Peter and Denisse Schnebly as a way to promote agro-tourism in the Redlands of South Florida; Schnebly’s Winery was built in 2003. The couple already owned 96 acres of exotic tropical fruits and gourmet vegetables, which they grew and marketed fresh through their produce company Fresh King, Inc. However, with a little help from their friends, Bill Wagner and Doug Knapp, (both successful owners of their own wineries) the couple was able to create tropical fruit wines using local fruit they grew themselves. Ever since then, Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery have used sustainable farming methods to create unique tropical fruit wines and beers and to promote the Redlands of Florida to tourists from all over. If you were unable to attend the City’s Cultural Event trip to Schnebly Redland’s Winery, the City already has its Fall Cultural Trip lineup ready and tickets are on sale now. Trips include Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes, Mai-Kai Dinner and Show, Chicago the Musical, Mamma Mia the Musical, a tour of Vizcaya’s Museum and Gardens, and a Starlit Dinner upon the City’s newly opened Newport Pier. For information on future events check the SIB Sun Community Newspaper, SIBTV Cable Channel 77, our quarterly Living Magazine which includes our Calendar of Programs and Events and the website at www.sibfl.net or for specific questions please contact the Cultural & Community Services Department at 305.792.1706.

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Field trip to local police station still put smiles on faces of Sunny Isles Beach Kids

BY CHIEF FRED MAAS

One of the most pleasant chores of my day in the office is to experience the gleeful laughter and enthusiastic questions of “the little ones” who come to visit the police department for a field trip. For the past almost 15 years, this has been a regular practice for children of all ages and from all types of programs including our K-8 school, private day care programs, religious groups, etc. There is something special that attracts the

young ones to the wonderment of K-9’s, motorcycles, beach patrol ATV’s and the flashing red and blue lights of the uniform patrol car. During the tour, their minds are full of questions and ideas. They love receiving the junior police badge and seeing the facilities of the police department. To see their smiling faces as they see up close and personal the many tools of our trade and the officer’s equipment is worth the effort and time spent with them. Our most recent group was from the local day care “Smart Kids” and the group that came truly enjoyed their visit to their local police department where many made new friends.

Back to school safety tips and helpful hints BY CHIEF FRED MAAS

Summer is over, at least the vacation from school part. Our most precious resources (our children) are back to school and our main goal is their SAFETY and their EDUCATION. The following is offered as a helpful guide to making that happen: • Be cognizant and respectful of school zones when driving. 15 M.P.H. means just that. Children are careless and could dart out in between cars, etc so be prepared to stop suddenly and avert disaster. • NEVER, EVER, pass a school bus that is loading or unloading children, when its STOP SIGN and FLASHING LIGHTS are operational • Know where the school office is located, the cafeteria, the physical education

fields and your child’s classroom. Chances are that if anything ever happens, they will be at one of those locations. • If something should ever happen requiring your response or police response to an incident: STAY CALM. DO NOT ADD TO THE CHAOS BY PANICKING. RESPOND SAFELY AND CALMLY AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF POLICE, FIRE OR SCHOOL PERSONNEL who are on the scene. This may include a staging area or gathering point away from the school until the situation is resolved. • Finally, your child is in an exceptionally safe and highly rated school and environment. The school staff is one of the best. Do not take these measures as worrisome, but precautionary to insure the best possible outcome for your child, in the event it’s needed. Welcome Back.

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AGENDA, from page 14 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Amount Not to Exceed $50,000.00; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of Chief Information Officer. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10N. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Approving the Donation of Surplus Computer Equipment to Miami-Dade County Public Schools, South Florida Digital Alliance, and Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Other Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of Chief Information Officer. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10O. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Approving Budget Amendment No. BA1213-018 to Fiscal Year 2012/2013 Budget to Record Routine Transfers Reclassifying Expenditure Budgets Appropriately Based Upon Actual Needs, Attached Hereto as Exhibit “A”; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of Finance Director. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10P. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Approving Budget Amendment No. BA1213-019 to Fiscal Year 2012/2013 Budget to Transfer Cost of Living Funds to Individual Departments Where Funds were Expended, Attached Hereto as Exhibit “A”; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of Finance Director. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10Q. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Authorizing the Contribution of Up to $10,000.00 to Sponsor the 11th Anniversary Dragon Boat Race on October 5, 2013 at Haulover Park; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1.Report of Cultural and Community Services Director. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10R. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Approving a Charitable Contribution to the Sunny Isles Beach Social Seniors Events, Inc. a 501(C)(3) Charitable Organization; Providing the City Manager with the Authority to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of City Manager. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10S. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Approving the Agreement Between the City of Sunny Isles Beach and Miller Publishing, Inc. D/B/A Community Newspapers, for Publishing Services in an Amount Not to Exceed $36,000.00; Providing the

City Manager with the Authority to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of City Manager. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10T. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Ratifying the Second Amendment to the Agreement with Harbour Construction, Inc. to Provide Demolition Services for Gateway Park, in an Amount Not to Exceed $35,750.00, Attached Hereto as Exhibit “A”; Providing the City Manager with the Authority to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of Assistant City Manager. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10U. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Approving a Conceptual Design to Partially Convert the Water Facility Located at 350 Sunny Isles Boulevard to a Park-Like Setting; Providing the City Manager with the Authority to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of City Manager. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 10V. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Authorizing the Not to Exceed Amount from $41,000.00 to $66,000.00 with the Miami Herald Publishing Company for Retail Advertising Services; Authorizing the City Manager to Do All Things Necessary to Effectuate this Resolution; Providing for an Effective Date. 1. Report of City Clerk. 2. Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution. 11.

MOTIONS None

12. DISCUSSION ITEMS None

13. CITIZENS’ FORUM: REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

14. ADJOURNMENT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of that disability should contact the City Clerk at (305) 947-0606, no later than 48 hours prior to such proceeding. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of any agenda item may contact the City Clerk at (305) 947-0606. Anyone wishing to appeal any decision made by the City of Sunny Isles Beach with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

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