Dear Residents and Visitors,
The holiday season is upon us again, and although we should express gratitude year-round, Thanksgiving and the holiday season serves as a helpful reminder for us to think about the things we are most thankful for.
May all the good things in life be yours, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.
**Please note: Town Hall Administrative Offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24 through Friday, November 25. The Police Department will be on patrol as normal.
Town's Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Town Hall Community Center Christmas Tree
Hurricane Ian Relief
We all have a lot to be thankful for especially after the two recent major hurricanes that sadly hit some of Florida's coastal Cities.
People impacted by Hurricane Ian are in need of necessities, such as water, food, hygiene and medical products and more. If you would like to show your support by sending a monetary donation, you may do so by donating online at Raising Relief Foundation. 100% of your donation will help the storm victims.
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Please navigate down to the Chief's Beat for a very important and exciting announcement, and for more information on the ongoing Holiday Charity Fundraiser and Toy Drive.
Please stay safe and have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Brian K. Rusu
Indian Shores Building Official
Condominiums and Cooperatives – Building Reporting
At 1:23 a.m. on June 24, 2021, A large section of the Champlain Towers South condominium building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed. The Florida Legislature finds that maintaining the structural integrity of a building throughout its service life is of paramount importance to ensure that buildings are structurally sound to not pose a threat to the public health, safety, or welfare. As such, the Legislature finds that the imposition of a statewide structural inspection program for aging condominium and cooperative buildings in this state is necessary to ensure that such buildings are safe for continued use.
718.501(3)(a), F.S./Senate Bill SB 4-D requires all condominium and cooperative associations with buildings 3 stories or higher to report the following information to the Division of Florida Condominium, Timeshares and Mobile Homes on or before January 1, 2023.
Contact Name, Phone Number, and Email Address
- Name of Project
- Project License #
- The number of buildings on the condominium property that are three (3) stories or higher in height. Parking beneath a building count as the 1st story
- The total number of units in all such buildings
- The addresses of all such buildings.
- The counties in which all such buildings are located.
Below is a link to report the information to DBPR: Condominiums and Cooperatives – Building Reporting – MyFloridaLicense.com
This information is of high importance to Indian Shores Building Department. We will be using that information later to contact all Condominiums and Cooperatives to let them know when the required milestone inspection is to be performed.
The Redington Beaches and Indian Shores Christmas Lighted Boat Parade is scheduled on Sunday, December 18, 2022 (weather permitting). The parade route starts just north of the Tom Stuart Causeway Bridge to Caddy's in Indian Shores. The post-parade awards party will be held at Caddy's. Fill out the Boat Parade Registration Form to join the fun and show off your brightly lit decorated boat! You could win big! First place wins $500, second place $300, third $200, and many more product prizes.
You don't have to be in the parade to have fun. Join us for the Boat Parade Viewing Party behind the Indian Shores Town Hall instead. The parade of boats are expected to pass Indian Shores approximately 7:15 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Bring the entire family and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and many more goodies.
ADA Compliant Beach Access Mats Now Available
Councilor Mike Hackerson
We are proud to announce that the Town of Indian Shores purchased Americans with Disabilities (ADA) mobile mats. These allow our mobility challenged citizens access to our beach and allows an easier way to transport items to the beach for all.
These mats are installed at the Tiki Garden beach access point. With a focus on taking care of our beach and the environment, we purchased the Deschamps Mats Systems Inc., an industry leading, technological innovator in the design, manufacture and distribution of the world’s most earth-friendly and remarkably effective semi-rigid and roll-out portable ADA pathways. We continue to look for new ways to support all the residents of Indian Shores and the barrier island.
A formal ribbon cutting celebration is planned in the near future.
We are pleased to announce that we are partnering up with the Indian Shores Women’s Club and the Indian Shores Walking Group for our Holiday Charity Fundraiser and Toy Drive. We are sponsoring 2 children (ages 2 & 3) from the Santa’s Angel’s organization again this year. We are also asking them what else they need.
All toy/clothes donations can be turned into the police department or Redington Shores Town Hall by Thursday, December 1st.
We are on track to having this be our most successful charity fundraiser yet. At the November Indian Shores Council Meeting, the Town agreed to donate $2,000 and also issued a challenge to the Town of Redington Shores to do the same! Thank you, in advance, for your contributions….it is very much appreciated.
As part of the Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market, from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M., we join the market every third Sunday (weather permitting) during the season. Due to inclement weather last Sunday, November 20, we have now rescheduled to Sunday, November 27.
As the winter season approaches, we are looking for new volunteers. If you think you might be interested, email Library@myindianshores.com for more details.
Indian Shores Women’s Club (ISWC)
Many thanks to all the wonderful women who helped decorate the Town’s Community Room Christmas Tree, and to the Public Services gentlemen who always set the scene for us! As always, fun and fabulous!
Next up is this year’s very early Christmas Party, with Cookie Swap and Gift Exchange. This year we’re joining our Indian Shores Police Department in collecting new, unwrapped toys and clothes for our local children who need a little help to have a magical Christmas. We’ll also be collecting donations for our Beach Food Pantry. Look for details in your upcoming newsletter and Evite and check our webpage for the latest information. See you soon!
Indian Shores Women’s Club Christmas Party
Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 6:00PM
Indian Shores Town Hall, Fourth Floor
IMPORTANT - ISPOA CHRISTMAS PARTY DATE CHANGE TO:
Monday, December 5th, 2022
Please visit ISPOA page to see more information on upcoming events and more:
*Christmas Party Tickets FYI: All 127 tickets were picked up on 11/19. November 30th is cancelled. Should you still be interested in attending, please notify Denise Vought @ ISPOAprez@gmail.com and you will be placed on a waiting list.
People Who Have Tickets: Should you be unable to attend on 12/5 (up to and including day of) please notify Denise Vought, so she may notify people on the wait list🌲