Volume 18 | September 2, 2020
Your Weekly News and Updates
Key Biscayne Residents Have Options for Covid-19 Testing
Drive-through testing at the Key Biscayne Community Center remains available 2-days per week by appointment only and is self-pay. (In observance of the Labor Day holiday, testing will be on Thursday and Friday next week.) The COVID-19 self-pay cost at the drive-through testing is $85 and registration is available on the Key Biscayne Community Foundation website.
 
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.
Florida Licensing on Wheels DMV Services Return to the KBCC
– By Appointment Only!
The Key Biscayne Community Center is pleased to announce the return of the Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) program. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the following Tuesdays: September 22, October 13, October 27, November 10, and December 8. Facial coverings are mandatory! 
 
Representatives from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be on site to provide the following services:
  • Renew or issue replacements or duplicates of your driver’s license
  • Note: Renewals of driver's licenses can be completed up to 18 months in advance of the expiration date
  • Change a name or address on a driver license
  • Renew a vehicle registration
  • Issue new or replacement identification cards
  • Process out-of-state driver’s license transfers
  • Purchase a specialty license plate
  • Provide handicap decals
 
For additional information, click here. To make an appointment, please contact Roxy Lohuis-Tejeda at 305-365-8953 or rlohuis@keybiscayne.fl.gov.
A Friendly Reminder
As our nation slowly starts transitioning back to normalcy, do not forget to help us keep #VKBSAFE.

The majority of property crimes are committed to unlocked vehicles. Let's work together to reduce crime in our Village.

As always: if you
see something,
say something.
Virtual Town Hall Meeting for G.O. Bond:
G.O. Bonds 101 "Finance & Regulations"
To learn more about the VKB Resilience G.O. Bond, the Key Biscayne community is invited to join the Village in a series of educational virtual Town Halls hosted by Village Manager Andrea Agha and Village staff. The third Town Hall will be held September 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. where financial facts and figures about the G.O. Bond will be presented to the public.

Please remember to visit www.vkbresilience.org for additional information on the GOB. 
Learn more about the GO Bond
Business Tax Receipt (BTR) Renewals Mailed Sept. 1st
In addition to the mailer that was sent out September 1, 2020, we are glad to announce that renewing your Local Business Tax Receipt (BTR) just got easier.

Every business and licensed professionals located or operating within the Village needs to obtain a Local BTR to operate. As of September 21, 2020, you will be able to pay online via credit card and print the license yourself.
In addition, every business is also required to obtain a Miami-Dade County Local Business Tax Receipt.
 
For instructions on how to do so, please visit the Village website.

If you have any questions or need additional information please email us at BTR@keybiscayne.fl.gov.
Know Your Nutrients: New Village Ordinance on Fertilizers
The Village of Key Biscayne, working in collaboration with Miami WaterKeeper, approved and codified a Village-wide fertilizer ordinance on February 11, 2020. The main objective of adopting the ordinance was to help minimize the quantity of nutrients that discharge to bay waters from lawn fertilization and can contribute to water quality impairments such as fish kills and algae blooms. Please refer to the Village Code of Ordinances 20-1 for specific requirements. 

For additional information please contact the Village’s Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer Roland Samimy at rsamimy@keybiscayne.fl.gov or call 305-365-8908.
Hurricane Season Isn't Over
The Key Biscayne Police Department asks that you have a plan in place this hurricane season. Stock up on essentials ahead of storms and have an evacuation plan. 

Remember, we are also navigating a pandemic and shelters cannot reach maximum capacity. In the event of a mandatory evacuation, you should prepare an alternative approach to safely evacuate the Village. If you have questions on how to prepare for a hurricane during a pandemic, visit the CDC website.
Miami-Dade County Solar Co-op Open to New Members
Are you interested in going solar? Miami-Dade is one of the few counties in Florida that has a formal solar co-op run by Solar United Neighbors. A solar co-op is a unique way to capture competitive pricing among other advantages. The co-op is presently open to residents of Miami-Dade County and the co-op closes to new members on September 30, 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