Volume 2 | Issue 8 - April 30, 2021
Official newsletter from the
City of South Miami
Exclusive news on South Miami from South Miami
Brian Corey takes seat as newest commissioner
Brian Corey has taken his place on the City of South Miami Commission following his election in April. Corey won the special election to fill the seat previously held by Vice Mayor Bob Welsh. Corey will serve the remainder of Welsh's term until November 2024.
Yikes! It's only 30 days away
Hurricane season begins June 1st. This is the time to start putting together your 2021 hurricane kit. The state's annual hurricane supply sales tax holiday will be at the end of this month. It is the best time to stock up on some hurricane supplies.

Some of the items that will qualify for the sales tax exemption:

  • Reusable ice packs
  • Flashlights
  • Lanterns
  • Batteries (AA-cell, AAA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, and 9-volt)
  • Coolers and ice chests
  • Battery powered radios
  • Tarps
  • Plastic drop cloths
  • Gas containers
  • Generators (under $750)
It doesn't hurt to plan ahead!

Look for the first Annual Twelve Month Activity Report
As part of the city of South Miami's renewed commitment to improved communications, the city's first ever annual activity report is heading to the printer and will be available soon.

The SoMi 2021 Twelve Month Activity Report will be a summary of the city's progress over the past year in fiscal management, green initiatives, parks and recreation improvements, capital projects, private development, and more. Stay tuned to the SoMi INSIDER for details on when the report will be available.
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Quality swim instructors
Certified lifeguards
Small class ratios
Murray Park Aquatic Center
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Clean up election signs
If you still have a lawn sign from the April special election on your property, please remove it.

Help us keep SoMi clean!
Hold your next event outdoors
Looking for that perfect outdoor, social distance-friendly place for your next event? The city is resuming rental of park pavilions.

Save the card!
If you have been vaccinated, please make sure you keep your vaccination card in a safe place. Replacement cards are very difficult to obtain due to overwhelmed record systems.

You may want to take a picture of it, make a copy, or scan it in case you lose the card. Also, do not laminate the card. If you need a booster shot in the future, the nurse won't be able to write on the laminated card.

Don't forget about your trees
Major storms can leave behind an incredible amount of debris.

You can help minimize the potential for vegetative debris by starting your hurricane trimming now. Starting now allows for plenty of time for yard waste to be safely removed so you aren’t stuck with it in the event of a storm. 

There are specific rules for how to properly trim your trees. Before doing any work, make sure you know them. If you have any questions, contact the city's Planning Department.

Here are some tips to ensure your yard is as prepared as possible:

  • Cut back all trees and weak branches that could come in contact with buildings.
  • Have foliage thinned so wind can flow freely through branches, decreasing the chance that trees or plants will be uprooted.
  • Clean your yard of any items that could pose a danger to you or your neighbor’s property in hurricane-force winds, such as old lumber, broken lawn furniture, etc.
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