Important News and Updates

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September 24, 2019

Volunteer to be a BBECA Street Captain

Dear Neighbors and Friends:

Thank you for being a member of the Breezeswept Beach Estate Civic Association! We are looking for a small group of members to support the neighborhood by serving as street captains. Responsibilities will be to:

· Welcome new residents on your street and encourage them to join the association. Check out the “Welcome Letter” on the BBECA homepage.

· Provide the BBECA Membership Chair with the names and street address of new residents for follow-up by the Board

· Distribute BBECA newsletters to houses on your street (generally 1-2 times per year)

· Forward questions and issues from residents to the Board

· If you are no longer able to serve as street captain, identify a willing individual to take your place

Will you help us as we work to enhance our community? Please step up today by sending me your name, street address, email and phone number. I hope to hear from you!

Corrine Shearer
[email protected]
BBECA Board President

 


September 4, 2019

New Draft FEMA flood maps available

The Monroe County web site now has the new draft FEMA maps available in PDF format for the entire Keys.

https://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/

Once on the site, in the header, go to ‘Government’

https://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/736/Government

Under Departments go to ‘Building and Permitting’

https://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/149/Building-and-Permitting

Under ‘Quick Links’ look for ‘New Draft Costal Flood Maps’

http://fl-monroecounty.civicplus.com/…/New-Draft-Coastal-Fl…

Down in the middle of that page are two links:

  1. View the new maps click link HERE: DRAFT coastal flood maps
  2. View current flood maps at FEMA Flood Map Service Center

The ‘new maps’ page opens with a numbered grid format over all of the islands. Zooming in allows you to see which grid you want.Left click on the area in question and a balloon with a link to the  FEMA panel will open. Click in the link. A PDF will open that will allow you to zoom into an adequate level of detail.

NOTE: You will see a black line with spikes. This is the new LiMWA (Limit of Moderate Wave Action). Here is a link to a LiMWA Fact Sheet

https://www.fema.gov/…/1436816523486-1…/FPM_1_Page_LiMWA.pdf

 

 

September 4, 2019

Submit King Tide Photos

The public is invited to document King Tides (the highest high tides of the year) to help plan for future flood risks. For the last weeks in August, September, October, and November, the normal high tides in the Keys will reach new heights as the annual cycle of the sun and moon draw closest to Earth, producing flooding up to ~2.5 feet above normal. So time your tide via

http://www.saltwatertides.com/dynamic…/floridakeyssites.html 

and email pics to [email protected]



August 20, 2019
  

There has been a little confusion for some Monroe County property owners who recently received a notice in regards to the Solid Waste Assessment (garbage collection and haul out) commencing October 1, 2019. Many people received the letter yesterday in the mail. This is not a "new assessment," it is a notice required by F.S.197.3632, that there is going to be an increase over last year’s Solid Waste Assessment. The increase is $8, not $402. Last year all property owners paid $394, this year property owners will be paying $402, hence the $8 increase and need for a notice. The County apologizes for any confusion the “Notice of Hearing to Impose and Provide for Collection of Solid Waste Assessments.” If this does not address your concerns, contact the office of Monroe County Solid Waste Management at 305-295-4323 or 305-292-4536.


August 6, 2019

Regular Lobster Season runs from August 6, 2019 thru March 31, 2020. When you do head out on the water to get some "bugs", be extra safe and don't forget your dive flag! Attached are the regulations for recreational lobster harvesting from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

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May 15, 2019

New Leash Regulation for Pets

Dear Neighbors and Friends:

Please be aware of the new leash regulation for pets!

There is now a new regulation for pet owners. "Effective Voice Command" is no longer an acceptable means of control for an animal in a public place since this method has failed in several situations, resulting in actual or potential injury to the unleashed animal, other animals or people. The regulation now requires a physically capable person to be in control of an animal by means of a leash, or for the animal to be enclosed by a secure fence or other means of confinement. This does not apply to cats. The County's animal control contractors throughout the Keys approved the changes to the ordinance. The law applies county-wide and within municipalities, if there is no conflict with an existing municipalities ordinance.

Per Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce (LKCC) newsletter May 15, 2019