Miami Shores Village Zika Virus Update

 

With recent developments in the Zika related cases in the Miami area of Wynwood, Miami Shores Village has received many requests and concerns regarding the Zika virus. Miami Shores Village administration is closely monitoring the situation by following the Florida Department of Health and the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center advisories.

The Village is actively conducting visual sweeps of your neighborhood to identify the primary breeding places for the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. These types of breeding grounds include standing water in items such as birdbaths and bromeliad plants or flower pots. More information on bromeliads and mosquitoes at http://www.miamidade.gov/solidwaste/bromeliads-and-mosquitoes.asp.

These mosquitoes do NOT typically breed in puddles as this water tends to dissipate quickly. If the Village identifies any items that may collect water anywhere on your property, you may receive a notice to drain the items. We encourage you to following the County’s Drain and Cover guidelines. Links are available below.

The Village is also currently placing mosquito dunks in the storm drains to eliminate the breeding of the mosquito. You are encouraged to take the necessary precautions when outdoors such as wearing long sleeve shirts, long pants, shoes and DEET mosquito repellent particularly at dusk and dawn when the mosquitoes are most active.

Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying of the one-mile area surrounding the Wynwood area at dusk and dawn beginning tonight (weather permitting.) The Department has implemented a Zika Virus action plan. To view the latest bulletin from the County and the FL Department of Health, click here.

Please help Spill the Water! And Drain and Cover! Miami Shores Village is committed to supporting the efforts of Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Health to control and abate the mosquito population.


#DrainandCover link http://www.miamidade.gov/solidwaste/library/flyers/drain-and-cover-eng.pdf

#SpilltheWater link  http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/spill-the-water/


#SpilltheWater video link  https://www.youtube.com/v/hcb1uhk87XY?autoplay=1

Information on mosquito control www.miamidade.gov/solidwaste/mosquito-control.asp

 

If you would like to obtain daily updates or additional information from the CDC or the Florida Department of Health, please visit their websites at:


http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html  or

 

http://www.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/index.html



The Florida Department of Health has established a Zika hotline. If you have questions, please call the Zika hotline at 1-855-622-6735.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosquito Control Information

Summer is a time of year for outdoor activities and fun in the sun.  All of the outdoor activities make us more susceptible to the sting of mosquitoes. Recent coverage of the Zika virus has made of more aware of these pesky insects. 
 
 
Mosquitoes tend to lay their eggs in standing water.  It only takes a few days for the eggs to hatch and mosquitoes to be present.  Please be cognizant of standing water and plants or landscaping that holds water like the bromeliad.
 
Mosquito Standing Water pic
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mosquitoes carry diseases that can be spread through mosquito bites.  There are several species of mosquitoes in South Florida that may transmit diseases to humans and animals.
 
 
Miami-Dade County in conjunction with the Department of Health has several educational brochures available to prevent mosquito breeding and protecting yourself from mosquito bites.
 
Please visit their websites for more information: Miami-Dade Mosquito Control and Florida Health Mosquito Borne Diseases
 
 
Some of the topics of interest are:
 
Please help keep our community mosquito free!

Downtown Architectural Assessment

On May 24, 2016, the Miami Shores Village Council & Administration in conjunction with consultants from Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) held a kick-off meeting to discuss and gather input from residents regarding the future face of the Miami Shores downtown district on Northeast Second Avenue. This included the architectural look of the downtown buildings, parking and other aesthetic aspects of downtown.

To view the presentation that was discussed at the meeting, please click here.

 

Mosquito Bite Protection

Recent news headlines warn of the spread of the Zika virus via mosquito bites. While the Zika virus is currently a hot topic, please remember that different mosquitoes spread different diseases. In order to combat ANY mosquito-borne diseases, precautions must be taken to prevent mosquitoes from breeding as well as providing mosquito bite protection both at home and while travelling. 

 

Click here to view a flyer from the Florida Department of Health regarding Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida.

 

Click here to view a flyer from the Florida Department of Health regarding Mosquito Bite Protection for Overseas Travelers.

New Community Center Meeting Presentation

On January 13, 2016, the Miami Shores Village Recreation Department in conjunction with Ken Ballard of Ballard*King & Associates held a public meeting to discuss and gather input from residents regarding the Community Center Feasibility Study and the proposed new Community Center.

 

To view the presentation that was discussed at the meeting, please click here.

 

 

 The Village continues to explore the possibility of building a new Community Center. Please note: the construction costs contained in the the presentation are NOT the final numbers for the construction of the new center.  These numbers are high estimates and staff will continue to work with the consultant to analyze the construction details to provide a better cost estimate.

General Public Terrorist Awareness Guide

As a partner agency with the Miami-Dade Police Department Homeland Security Bureau, Miami Shores Village has made available a brochure to Help Prevent and Detect Terrorism through the Terrorist Awareness Guide for the General Public. 

 

Please click here to view the brochure.