Volume 25 | September 30, 2020
Your Weekly News and Updates
Village Launches VKB 311 App
The Village of Key Biscayne is proud to announce the official launching of a new 311 citizen engagement tool!

In an effort to improve interactions with the local government, the Village has partnered with Rock Solid Technologies to provide citizens with an innovative and user-friendly mobile app designed to encourage engagement and participation in the community. With a focus on maintaining our public assets, this app allows residents and visitors of Key Biscayne to easily report issues they see in the community in a seamless manner. In addition to issue reporting, this easy-to-use tool offers features that allow residents to pay solid waste bills, book appointments with the building department, and more!

Download the app on iOS or Android today!
Learn more about the GO Bond
Learn more about the VKB Resilience GO Bond!
Key Biscayne Residents Have Options for Covid-19 Testing
Health officials recommend getting tested if you are feeling COVID-19 like symptoms or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive.

Drive-through testing at the Key Biscayne Community Center remains available 2-days per week by appointment only and is self-pay. The COVID-19 self-pay cost at the drive-through testing is $85 and registration is available on the Key Biscayne Community Foundation website. Dates are subject to change, please confirm your date and time when making your appointment.
 
A second option for COVID-19 testing is available to the community, seven days per week from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., via the Baptist Health Urgent Care Express facility located at 240 Crandon Blvd. Suite #110. Patients that present to the Baptist Urgent Care Express will be seen and evaluated by the onsite practitioner, who will order the COVID-19 test as appropriate. Baptist Health does accept most insurances. For uninsured patients or patients with a non-contracted insurance, the COVID test self-pay cost is $199. Patients are welcome to walk in or to use the "Save my Spot" feature to minimize their wait times. For more information, click here.
Download the Swim Guide App Today!
The Village of Key Biscayne, working in collaboration with Miami WaterKeeper, has been collecting water samples for bacteria-related water quality monitoring off the beach and bayside waters. Monitoring is being conducted at the VKB Beach Club, the public beach access point at Oceana, the Key Biscayne Yacht Club and in a Village canal.

Information regarding the status of bacteria levels for those stations can be accessed via the Swim Guide app, downloadable to your smartphone. 

For additional information please contact the Village’s Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer Roland Samimy by email or call 305-365-8908. You can also learn more by visiting the Miami WaterKeeper website.
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of
Florida Affected by May Flash Flooding
Florida businesses and residents affected by flash flooding on May 26 - 27, 2020 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

These services are only available for the Florida disaster declaration #16588 as a result of flash flooding on May 26 - 27 and not for COVID-19 related assistance.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Oct. 13, 2020.
Your Village Government 
Mayor Michael W. Davey
Vice Mayor Brett Moss  
Councilmembers: 
Luis Lauredo
Edward London
Allison McCormick
Katie Petros
Ignacio J. Segurola
  Village Manager Andrea Agha
Village Clerk Jocelyn Brewster Koch
Village Attorneys Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman
 
Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
Send an email to communications@keybiscayne.fl.gov