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  1. 1. T Summer Fun Begins! T Should I Stay or Go? T Local Flooding Facts Plan Your Activities Hurricane Evacation PAGE 2 PAGE 4 PAGE 6 VOLUME 14 NUMBER 1 SUMMER 2011 A Newsletter Designed to Inform the Residents of Aventura June is Exciting at theA COMMITMENT TO Aventura Arts & Cultural CenterCOMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTThe City of Aventuras newsletterrepresents the City Commission’s continuedcommitment to keep the communityupdated on important issues, including citygovernment and services. This newsletteris published on a quarterly basis and yourcomments and suggestions are welcome. The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center cele- tures the OMORFIA Ensemble ofMISSION STATEMENT brates childhood creativity and community Contemporary Music and SECCO Chamber in June. Music Orchestra. Tickets are $30, $40 and $50.Our mission is to join with our community Bles Chavez-Bernstein presents an evening The Broward Center for the Performingto make Aventura a city of the highest of music and inspiration performing romantic Arts and the Performance Project presentsquality and a City of Excellence. We do this arias, art songs, sacred music and contempo- two sessions of Summer Theatre Camp rary music in Voice of a Poet on Saturday, 2011 from June 27 to July 22 or from Julyby providing RESPONSIVE, COST EFFECTIVE June 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. 25 to August 19. Each camp, limited to 50and INNOVATIVE local government services. Part of Hispanic Flamenco Ballet, The participants, culminates with Broadway Second Baila Flamenco Festival presents Bound campers (ages 6 to 11) taking the its second student festival with more than 60 stage in Once Upon a Mattress or Cats and dancers on Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. Tickets Acting UP campers (ages 7–14) performing a are $30 with $5 lap tickets available for chil- Broadway revue. Campers receive a T-shirt, dren 12 months and under. refillable water bottle, and two complimen- The Kirova Ballet Academy mixes classical tary tickets and a DVD of their performance. ballet and hip-hop dance styles as young Camps are held weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 dancers perform The Ugly Duckling on p.m. with before and after care available for Sunday, June 19 at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets a small additional fee. Individual sessions are $25. are $880 with a $200 discount available for NACUSA Southeast Chapter presents multiple sessions and camper siblings. For Flamingo Festival: Classical Music of the tickets, group discounts and scheduling New Millennium on Friday, June 24 at 8 information call 954-462-0222 or visit p.m. This annual international festival fea- www.AventuraCenter.org. l
  2. 2. AVENTURA UPDATE Community Services Happenings SPECIAL EVENTS dancers for a magical evening of jazz, swing, Arbor Day blues, Latin music and more. This exciting The City of Aventura celebrated 14 years as night of ballroom entertainment included “Tree City USA”. To honor this day the City buffet dinner. Look for upcoming excursions held its annual ceremony on May 17, 2011. in our Fall brochure due out in August. Fall During the ceremony the City presented the Preview: Come out for a leisurely afternoon 2011 Go Green Initiative Awards and the to Las Olas Bouelvard and dinner at Tropical Aventura City of Excellence School dedicated Acres on September 15. the day through music, drama and art. SUMMER CAMPS Senior Prom Aventura Summer Camp MAYOR Susan Gottlieb On Saturday, May 21, seniors danced the Begins June 13 night away at this year’s Senior Prom with live Aventura summer camp is an all-day program COMMISSIONERS entertainment at the Aventura Community designed to entertain and enrich Aventura Zev Auerbach T Bob Diamond Recreation Center. This year’s theme was a youths. The summer camp program is divid- Teri Holzberg T Billy Joel “Masquerade Ball.” ed into two camps. Camp Discovery is for 5 - Michael Stern T Luz Urbáez-Weinberg 8 year olds and Camp Explorer is for 9 - 14 July 4th Fireworks year olds. This allows each camper to fully CITY MANAGER Eric M. Soroka, ICMA-CM Celebrate our country’s independence with a benefit the camp experience by participating fireworks display on Monday, July 4th at 9 PM in events that pertain to their own age group. CITY CLERK Teresa M. Soroka, MMC along Country Club Drives. For more informa- This program offers a variety of supervised tion call the Community Services Department interactive activities such as arts & crafts, CITY ATTORNEY at 305-466-8930. games, sports, special events, field trips and Weiss Serota Helfman swimming. Early drop off from 7:30 am - 8 am Pastoriza Cole & Boniske Cultural Arts Theatre and Leisure Program and late pick up is available from 4 pm - 6 pm. The Cultural, Arts, Theater and Leisure EDITOR Rosie Taylor Program had an exciting season of shows and Travel Camp trips. A few highlights were a trip to The New Begins June 20 Costume World Museum and “A Swingin’ If you are looking for a way to make new AVENTURA ARTS & Evening” at the Broward Center for friends and create amazing memories, the Performing Arts. Aventura Travel Camp is for you. Campers will CULTURAL CENTER ONLINE Participants viewed a unique exhibit at meet at the Community Recreation Center The New Costume World Museum where and journey to new and exciting adventures they got to see props and costumes from over each week. This program offers a variety of 30 Broadway shows and film productions supervised interactive activities such as: arts including memorabilia from Tavern on the and crafts, games, sports, special events, daily Green. field trips, and swimming. This camp is avail- “A Swingin’ Evening” at the Broward Center able for campers ages 9 – 14 years. Early drop had participants dancing in their seats to a off and late pick up is available. live 18-piece band and choreographed The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center’s website is your central place for culture in Aventura: • Purchase tickets and browse upcoming shows • Sign up to volunteer • Get information on Facility Rental • Subscribe to the eNewsletter to stay informed on the latest AACC news www.aventuracenter.org2
  3. 3. Veterans Day Friday, November 11, 2011 10 AM Aventura Arts & Cultural Center 3385 NE 188 Street Calling all veterans! The City of Aventura will be recognizing and remembering all the brave men and women who have served in the armed forces. Please plan to join City offi- cials, community leaders, veterans, heroes and neighbors at this important ceremony. YOUTH ATHLETICS Aventura Little LeagueSports Camp Tuesdays – Sundays The City of Aventura hit a home run duringBegins June 20 May 31 – September 4, 10AM – 7 PM the second Little League season! ChildrenGet ready for sports mania! Are you ready to ages 4 – 12 made new friends, created mem-learn what it takes to become an all-around HOLIDAYS: ories, and learned many new skills. Childrenathlete? Sports Camp is all about “Campers Memorial Day, May 30, July 4th, participated in Tee Ball, Baseball, andChoice”. You get to choose what sport you Labor Day, Sept. 5, 10 AM – 7 PM Softball. We look forward to seeing you againwant to participate in, whether it is soccer, next year!basketball, flag football, softball/baseball or FALL CLASS REGISTRATIONcheerleading/dance. Campers will learn It’s All About Tennis Fall eBrochure will be available on line Throughout June and July, Founders Park isteambuilding and sportsmanship, skills, August 1, 2011. Registration for fall classesdrills, and more. the place for tennis. QuickStart Tennis is the and programs begins August 8 for residents USTA’s new official play format for children Register for one week or experience the and August 15 for non residents.entire session! Sports Camp is available for ages 6-8 to learn tennis. This speciallychildren ages 7 -14 years old. This program designed program uses smaller racquets, SAVE THE DATE slower balls and shorter court dimensions tooffers a variety of supervised interactive Halloween Harvestactivities such as games, tournaments, spe- create a rewarding experience for younger Sunday, October 30, 2011 players.cial events, field trips, and swimming. Early 1 - 4 PMdrop off and late pick up is available. Junior Tennis caters to ages 9-12 and focus- Community Recreation Center es on different swings, fancy footwork and 3375 NE 188 Street rally capabilities. Participants are grouped bySUMMER PARK HOURS Have a howling good time at this year’s age and skill level.Founders Park Halloween Harvest featuring tricks, treats, Private lessons are available one-on-oneMonday – Sunday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and more! This family fun event is the perfect for up to one hour of custom instruction or a way for kids to enjoy a great time in a safe simple hitting session. This is a great way toWaterways Park environment. The afternoon will be spent learn all the basics at your own pace beforeMonday – Sunday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM playing games, journeying through the joining a group lesson. Discounted packages Halloween maze, and showing off costumes. are available.Waterways Dog Park Parking will be located at the HarbourMonday – Sunday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Centre on the corner of 29 Avenue and NE Flag Football 188 Street. Shuttle service to the Community The City of Aventura’s Flag Football league isVeterans Park Recreation Center will be provided. coming in September! The season will beMonday – Sunday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM offered to children ages 5-14. Flag players will Founders Day learn the proper stance, position responsibil-Splash Pad Sunday, November 6, 2011 ities, throwing, catching and running. TheCome splash around at the City of Aventura Noon – 5 PM league promotes active, social, and non-com-SplashPad. The SplashPad is free to Aventura Founders Park petitive play while fostering self-esteem andresidents with a photo ID and $10 plus park 3105 NE 190 Street accomplishment. ladmission for non residents. The SplashPad Enjoy a variety of activities at the 16this located at the City of Aventura’s Founders annual Founders Day Celebration. The wholePark, 3105 NE 190 Street. Don’t forget to bring family will enjoy arts and crafts, interactiveyour sunscreen! The 2011 SplashPad hours performances, games, shows, outstandingare as follows: talent and much more! 3
  4. 4. PRESCRIPTION Should I Stay or Should I Go? DISCOUNT PROGRAM SAVES RESIDENTS MONEY City Residents Use the Free Discount Cards to Lower the Cost of Their Prescriptions Through its participation in the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Prescription Discount Card program, the City of Aventura has saved its residents on pre- scription drugs. “We hope that more residents will take advantage of this benefit to help ease The question of staying or going can feel like a Flooded streets can be a problem as rains their health care costs,” said Eric Soroka. very personal decision. But if you stay against approach in advance of the storm. This is the The discount card may be used by all the advice of an evacuation order, you need best reason to have your disaster kit ready so residents of the City of Aventura and has no restrictions based on the resident’s to know that emergency responders cannot you can just grab it and go. age, income level, or existing health cov- get to you during the storm. After the storm, erage. Pets that take prescriptions that you may be stuck, injured or in a devastated WHERE WILL I GO? are also used to treat human conditions building with no help because responders Where you go is important. In the event of are covered. may still not be able to reach you. a category 2+ hurricane, the City of Aventura With the cost of prescription drugs increasing, this program makes it more The City of Aventura is in an evacuation may not be accessible for days after the storm. affordable for residents to purchase zone for any storm Category 2 or higher. By Power failures make food and gas unavail- drugs needed to help with short-term ill- having your evacuation plans prepared in able. Make a plan ahead of time to stay with nesses or chronic conditions. The dis- advance you can avoid stress and worry. The family and friends inland, preferably close to count card benefits not only those with- decision to stay despite an evacuation order Aventura. Minimizing your travel time will out insurance, but can also be used by is risky and dangerous especially in a high- help you avoid traffic jams and unnecessary underinsured residents to obtain pre- scriptions that are excluded from health rise community like Aventura. stress. If you’re planning to stay in a hotel or benefit plans. motel, make your reservations as early as The NLC card can be used when pur- WHY SHOULD I GO? possible. As a last resort, you can go to a shel- chasing prescription drugs at most phar- If the City is under an evacuation order, it is ter however keep in mind that you will need macies around the city, as well as at more for good reason. Higher winds, coastal flood- to bring supplies with you. Know where your than 60,000 participating retail pharma- cies across the country. ing and storm surge are real dangers to life pet is going to stay. A limited number of shel- Using the program is easy for residents. and property. Wind speed increases greatly ters can accommodate your pets and you Cards can be printed online at www.care- with height causing even more damage and have to be pre-registered. mark.com/nlc and are available at avail- potentially life-threatening situations with fly- able at the Aventura Government Center ing debris. Being a coastal community, the City HOW WILL I GET THERE? and the Aventura Community Recreation Center at no cost to city residents. of Aventura is at risk of storm surge and severe If you are not planning to drive out of the Residents just present their card and their flooding. Even at the 20th floor, you are at risk City, take note of any emergency bus routes. prescription(s) at a participating pharma- if the ground level is flooded. Think about The Aventura Express will begin an emer- cy. City residents can visit www.care- power failures, large debris, blocked stair- gency schedule that is posted on the City’s mark.com/nlc to access program tools or wells and unstable structures that could keep website or you can call the Express hotline: call toll-free 1-888-620-1749 for assis- tance with the program. you trapped in your own building. 305-932-1287. Emergency routes will take rid- The discount card program is adminis- ers to Aventura Plaza or Promenade Shoppes tered by CVS Caremark. l WHEN WILL I GO? where County buses continue on to local shel- When an order is issued, you want to leave ters. Buses will discontinue service when as soon as possible. This will help avoid traf- winds reach 35 MPH. l fic delays as they will worsen over time.4
  5. 5. Recent FEMA Flood Mapping UpdateDoes Not Affect Aventura Properties All properties remain in the same risk catego- ry as they were prior to the map update. Need to know what category your proper- ty is in? Call the Community Development Department at 305-466-8940. We can check the maps and let you know your category and flood elevation. GOVERNMENT Whether your home is mapped in a high- risk or moderate-to-low risk flood zone, you CENTER DIRECTORY should always consider flood insurance as a way to reduce risk of flooding loss. The City MAIN NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(305) 466-8900 participates in the National Flood Insurance Program under which we have adopted and MAIN FAX NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(305) 466-8939 enforce floodplain management standards. Due to the City’s participation in this pro- MAYOR AND COMMISSION . . . . . . .(305) 466-8901 gram, our residents receive a 15% discount onThe Federal Emergency Management Agency new or renewing flood insurance policies. CITY MANAGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(305) 466-8910(FEMA) has recently updated the nation’s Be Flood Alert! Check out the brochure Eric M. Soroka, ICMA-CMflood hazard maps. This update, known as “Things You Should Know About FloodFlood Map Modernization, used the latest Protection” online at www.cityofaventura.com.data and technology to identify communities’ For lenders, insurance agents, real estate CITY CLERK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(305) 466-8901current flood risks nationwide. In many com- agents, residents & businesses, elevation cer- Teresa M. Soroka, MMCmunities, properties have been newly tificates are kept on file at the City for allmapped into a higher risk category, which can buildings permitted by the City. For survey- COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTresult in higher flood insurance premiums. ors, architects and engineers, the City has the Joanne Carr, Director . . . . . . . . . . .(305) 466-8940 No changes were made to the existing latest form of elevation certificate available toflood hazard maps for the City of Aventura. you for completion. l COMMUNITY SERVICES . . . . . . . . . .(305) 466-8930 Robert M. Sherman, Director2010 Census Data Highlights FINANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(305) 466-8920 Brian K. Raducci, Director POLICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(305) 466-8989 Steven Steinberg, Police Chief INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY . . . .(305)466-8928 Karen J. Lanke, Director AVENTURA ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . .(305) 466-8002 Steven Clark, General Manager CHARTER SCHOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(305) 466-1499The U.S. Census Bureau has recently released Special thanks to our residents who volun- Julie Alm, Principalthe 2010 population numbers for our City. teered their time and experience to partici- • City of Aventura population is 35,762, a pate in the 2010 Census Complete Count COMMUNITY41.5% increase from 2000 Committee. These Committee members RECREATION CENTER . . . . . . . . . .(305) 466-3883 • The “under 18” age group in our City has worked with City staff to encourage all resi-changed from 2,564 in 2000 to 5,522 in 2010 – dents to complete and return their Census JOB HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(305) 466-8955a 115% change that reflects the increased questionnaire. The City thanks all residentsnumber of families in our City who gave their support by mailing back their • We have 26,210 housing units, an increase Census forms so we can have an accurate pic-of 6,100 or 30.47% since the last census ture of our community. l 5
  6. 6. Local Flooding Facts Flooding is an act of nature that respects no boundary lines. In the City of Aventura, flooding is generally caused by heavy rainfall that occurs in short periods of time, as is common during sum- mer thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes. The City is vulnerable to flooding from storm water runoff and coastal storm surges. Due to this flood risk, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has designated most of the City as a Special Flood Hazard Area on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). This map designates areas susceptible to the 100-year flood and for safety purposes, establishes minimum elevations for construction. A 100-year flood is the equivalent of 10 or more inches of rain within 24 hours. A 100-year flood has a 1% chance of occurring in any given year. However, it can occur more than once in a given year or in successive years. The potential for loss and damage in the City of Aventura during a heavy storm or hurricane does exist. Residents and property owners should be aware of this Visit floodsmart.gov for more info. potential risk and be prepared to deal with flooding when it occurs. FLOODPLAINS ARE ESSENTIAL Hazard Area include a full disclosure to the T CLOSURES: Used in conjunction with other Although flooding is a nuisance, floodplains buyer that the property lies in either of those techniques such as floodwalls and levees, are an essential part of the natural cycle in zones. This requirement alerts potential buy- closures provide protection for gaps that are South Florida. The Everglades, which is one ers to the threat of flooding in the area, so they open for frequent usage such as sidewalks expansive floodplain, and the Biscayne can make an informed purchasing decision. and driveways. Aquifer which lies underneath, are South Floridas only source of drinking water. They IMPROVEMENTS TO PROPERTY FLOOD MITIGATION STEPS need large quantities of water to be replen- IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS Even if you are not doing major improve- ished. Occasional floods are, and always For properties located in Special Flood Hazard ments to your property, there are steps you have been, essential sources of fresh water to Areas, it is required that improvements to can take to make your property more flood- replenish the Biscayne Aquifer. properties be done in a manner which meets proof, including: the current Floodplain Development T Grading your property to facilitate FLOODPLAIN Regulations. This requirement applies to: stormwater run-off DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS T Any structure which has incurred damage T Elevating major appliances such as air-con- Developers wishing to build in designated estimated at more than 50% of its market value ditioning units and water heaters to prevent floodplain areas (including the City of T Any structure where improvements are damage during flooding Aventura) must use proper design techniques planned where the cost of improvements is T Using flood-proofing materials such as and structural requirements to ensure that more than 50% of its market value paints and sealants new developments are flood proof. City offi- T Any combination of the above two T Checking sewer trap valves to prevent cials must review all new developments in backup flooding the City of Aventura to ensure the designs FLOOD PROTECTION METHODS T Cleaning gutters and storm drains around meet the Citys Floodplain Development When constructing a new or improved struc- your property to permit free flow of water Regulations in order to receive a permit for ture in a floodplain area, any combination of T Keeping a stockpile of sandbags and con- construction. The City has adopted these methods may be employed to reduce struction materials available Floodplain Development Regulations that the flooding potential. These methods must require that all new construction have a low- be approved by the City, and must not nega- FLOOD INSURANCE est floor elevation 12” above the base flood tively impact surrounding properties. One of the best ways to protect your invest- elevation or 18” above the crown of the road, T RELOCATION: Perhaps the only technique ment is to insure it. Standard homeowners whichever is highest. for completely preventing future flood dam- insurance and windstorm policies DO age. This method involves moving a house NOT cover losses from flooding (rising Before beginning a project, check with the out of a flood area to a new location where waters)! The Flood Disaster Protection Act Community Development Department for there is no threat of flooding. of 1973 requires the purchase of flood insur- all codes and regulations that apply to T ELEVATION: This method consists of raising ance as a condition of receiving any federally your property. a house on an elevated support structure to related loan for purchase or construction of place it above future floodwaters. any building or mobile home located in any SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD T LEVEES: Also known as a berm, this is a Special Flood Hazard Area. AREA DISCLOSURE method of creating a barrier of compacted It is a requirement in Miami-Dade County that soil to keep the water away from a property. The City of Aventura is a participant in the any purchase of improved real estate located in T FLOODWALLS: Similar to a levee, flood- National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a Special Flood Hazard Area or Coastal Flood walls are designed to keep the water away which is administered by the Federal from the house but are constructed of per- Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). manent materials such as concrete. Federally guaranteed flood insurance is available to City residents in AE Flood Zones at a discount of 15% because of the City’s6
  7. 7. participation. NFIP policies are sold through FLOOD SAFETY TIPSlicensed insurance agents and companies. These are important tips you can followYou should buy flood insurance before the when flooding threatens, whether you are FLOOD ZONEstorm season, as there a 30-day waiting peri- staying in your home or evacuating.od before coverage takes effect. INFORMATION BEFORE THE FLOOD:Federal flood insurance can protect homes, T Learn and practice the safest route frombusinesses and belongings from damage your home or business to high ground in casecaused by flooding, including: you must evacuate.T STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS: such as walls, T Listen to local news for Evacuation Ordersfloors, equipment and fixtures. and shelter openings. Evacuate immediatelyT CONTENTS: such as furniture, appliances once an order is given.and carpeting T Turn off water, gas and electric service toT PERSONAL ITEMS: such as clothing, stereos your home and plug drains with large corksand televisions to prevent sewer backup. T Keep a disaster kit on hand with a portableYou do not have to live in a special flood haz- radio, flashlight, and emergency cooking equip-ard area or a Flood Insurance Rate Map ment, drinking water, batteries, first aid sup-(FIRM) designated flood zone to purchase plies, money, canned foods and sturdy shoes. Local flood zone information is locat-flood insurance. In fact, if you live in a low- T Develop and practice an emergency com- ed at the Northeast (Aventura) Branchrisk area, you may be eligible for a low-cost munication plan with your family. Designate of the Miami-Dade Public Library andpreferred risk policy. Even if you rent, do not an out-of-state friend or relative to serve as at the City of Aventuras Communityhave a mortgage or do not live in a Special the “family contact.” Development Department, both locat-Flood Hazard Area, you should still purchase T Fill your car with gas and move it to the highest point on your property. ed at the Government Center. Theflood insurance! T Flood-proof your home by utilizing the Community Development DepartmentFLOOD WARNINGS improvement and mitigation steps outlined can provide you with detailed infor-The Miami-Dade Office of Emergency in this article. mation from the Flood Insurance RateManagement and the National Weather T Buy flood insurance to cover the value of Maps (FIRM) including:Service issue flood, hurricane and severe your home and its contents.weather warnings. T Take pictures or videos of your home and T Whether your property is located valuables and keep them in a safe, dry place in a Special Flood Hazard AreaIn the case of a hurricane, an Evacuation with your insurance policy. T The community numberOrder will be given by the Mayor of Miami- T The panel number and suffixDade County and will be broadcast on local DURING THE FLOOD: T Keep a battery-powered radio tuned to a T The date of the FIRM’s indexTV and radio stations. The City of Aventurais located in an Evacuation Zone for any local station for emergency information. T The FIRM zonestorm of Category 2 force or greater. This Follow instructions for your area. T The base flood elevationmeans all residents are required to leave the T Elevate valuables or move them to higherCity when an Evacuation Order for a Category floors. For surveyors, architects and engi-2 storm is given. Aventura condominiums T Do not drive, walk or play in flooded areas. neers, the City has the latest form ofand property managers will also be notified Strong currents, broken objects, wild animals elevation certificates available to youof the Evacuation Order by a fax from the and raw sewage pose serious health and for completion.Office of the City Manager. safety threats. Wear sturdy shoes. T Stay away from downed power lines. A For lenders, insurance agents and realResidents should stay tuned to the local TV downed power line in a puddle of water may estate agents, elevation certificatesand radio stations for updates on storms, and electrify the entire puddle.should evacuate as soon as an Evacuation are kept on file for all buildings per-Order is issued. AFTER THE FLOOD: mitted by the City. T Before entering a building, check for struc-TV STATIONS tural damage. For more information, or to receive aT WFOR–Ch. 4 T WTVJ–Ch. 6 T Inspect for fire, electrical or gas hazards Flood Insurance Rate Map determina-T WSVN–Ch. 7 T WPLG–Ch. 10 and submerged appliances before turning tion for your property, contact theT WLTV–Ch. 23 Spanish utilities back on. Community Development DepartmentT WSCV–Ch. 51 Spanish T If you smell gas in or around your home, call at (305) 466-8940. l your utility supplier immediately.RADIO STATIONS T Use bottled water only, until tapwater hasT WIOD –610 AM been declared safe for consumption by officials.T WLYF (101.5 FM) T Dispose of everything, including food, thatT WAQI (710 AM) Spanish has come in contact with flood waters. TheT WCQM (92.3 FM) Spanish flood waters could be contaminated with raw sewage and poisonous chemicals. l 7
  8. 8. CITY OF AVENTURA GOVERNMENT CENTER PRSRT STD Office of the City Manager U.S. Postage 19200 West Country Club Drive PAID Miami, FL Aventura, FL 33180 Permit No. 3157 CITY Watch for These Upcoming Events! COMMISSION UPCOMING CITY EVENTS MEETINGS July 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fireworks Spectacular August 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fall Session for classes & programs beginsCommission Meetings are held October 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Halloween Harvestat 6:00 pm the first Tuesday of November 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16th Annual Founders Dayevery month. November 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Veterans Day Ceremony December 19-30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Winter CampAventura Government CenterCommission Chambers Follow us on Twitter @cityofaventura or visit www.cityofaventura.com19200 West Country Club Drive UPCOMING AT AVENTURA ARTS & CULTURAL CENTERVisit our website for June 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Voice of a Poetthe next meeting date. June 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Second Baila Flamenco Festival June 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Ugly DucklingFor information on upcoming June 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Flamingo Festival: Classical Music of the New MillienniumCommission Meetings and work- June 27 – August 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Summer Theatre Camp Ages 6 – 14shops and to confirm all meeting October – May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Family Fun Seriesdates, times and locations,please contact the City Clerk’s For show details, visit www.aventuracenter.orgOffice at (305) 466-8901. l