Vol. 1, No. 42 August 19, 2020
SOUTH MIAMI PARK
Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program made a grant to the Parks Department of $50,000 for new playground structure at South Miami Park.
The Parks Department received a $2,000 grant from the US Tennis Association to offset COVID-related expenses incurred when the tennis facilities were reopened.
The US Department of Labor, through the Families First Corona Virus Response Act, has reimbursed South Miami approximately $57,000 for employee leaves associated with COVID through July 31.
SAFE STUDY SPACE
A quiet and safe study space will be available for K - 5th graders at the Gibson-Bethel Community Center from 8:00 am-3:30 pm, Monday-Friday, starting on August 31.
THE FITNESS CENTER
The Fitness Center at the Gibson-Bethel Community Center is scheduled to reopen on Monday, August 31, for reduced hours: Monday-Friday from 6-8 am and 6-9 pm, and on Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm.
Installation of bike sharrows along SW 44th Street between SW 64 and SW 62 Avenues began on August 17.
GARBAGE PICKUP SCHEDULE
Due to Labor Day on September 7, Monday's garbage pick-up will be on Tuesday, September 8, and Tuesday's will be on Wednesday, September 9. Trash pick-up will not be collected on either Monday or Wednesday that week. Regular schedules for both garbage and trash will resume on Monday, September 14.
CENSUS and VOTING
As far as I know there are a number of "duties" that people owe to our Country. Three of them are voting, jury duty and completing the census. The Herald reports that since 1992,"the highest [voting] rate seen in a presidential-year August primary" just happened. South Miami would be in a good place if the enthusiasm for completing the census questionnaires was as great as the enthusiasm for voting. If you are a resident (you don't have to be a citizen) and you haven't done so, please complete the Census. This is the url: https://2020census.gov/en.html
Thank you, Shari Kamali, for sharing the City Manager's August 18 report with me. Many of the items on this news-message originated in that report.
My thanks go, too, to those of my readers who see holes and mistakes in my messages and who let me know what needs to be corrected. I appreciate all the careful reading. Please know, that you may unsubscribe from these news-messages if my errors become too annoying.
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