Hello Key Biscayne!
The best part about summer on the island is that everyone leaves ‘cause it’s too hot and humid and only the true believers are left mucking about. Once everyone has finally poured out, sometime in late July or early August (it varies), we plot how the Key will actually be run for the next year at the annual meeting. They serve really good mini-hotdogs at this meeting. 🌭
Island living, eh?
As long as you’re still here you may as well read the rest.
Most of the adult shirts are sold out but you can still get some for the kids, or a tank top. Whatever you do you better get one quick or you're gonna feel awfully dumb come July 4th.
Promote your own thing.
News, sort of
When will it end Last September during the election some resident filed ethics complaints against all the candidates they didn’t like. Not sure if it was to be petty or because they really thought some 4D conspiracy would be revealed. Now the results are in and here’s the big bombshell: all those investigated had some technical errors in filing things and have to pay $300-500 bucks.
The Islander went ahead and looked at all the filings of those not investigated and found all but two would have failed the test. Regardless, no one is getting fired over this. 🙄
Skim it Couple of weeks ago we had a little briefing here on the island government going-ons. They finally met up yesterday so here’s a quick summary of where things stand:
- Annoying kiteboarders – working on it.
- Skatepark – backburner.
- Community Center – opening more but not enough staff.
- Golf cart / traffic safety – backburner.
Back it in
The new reverse, angled parking has arrived on Fernwood and added a lot more parking. You’re supposed to reverse into the spots so you cause less congestion getting out.
Each parking spot is extra long in case you want to have a BBQ.
Of course, no one here is reversing because they don’t know how it works and even if they did, this is Dade County and we all just do whatever we want in our cars. *Beep beep* 🚙
From the peanut gallery
When I SUP’d this morning on the beach I found those words magic markered (is that a verb?) onto the red buoys being anchored into the seafloor in front of the Silver Sands by some scuba divers and a commercial diving boat.
I suppose that the village is proactively addressing the issue of kite boarders traveling at high speed very close to the beach.
No kite boarders, or sargasso, currently as the wind is coming from the west. But when the wind returns to the east they will both be back.
Two pictures in one to save space.
Last week's sales
|OC CT II 601||2790||3/5.5||'14 $2.3m||$2.67m|
|Gardens of KB 60||2442||4/3.5||'18 $1.45m||$1.53m|
|KC III 1022||1547||2/2||'99 $421k||$957k|
|515 Warren||2030||3/2||'13 $1.6m||$1.875m|
|330 Harbor Ct||3590||5/4||'05 $1.425m||$3.8m|
|Ambassador 506||1311||2/2||'13 $450k||$545k|
|320 Harbor Ct||2514||4/3||'13 $1.58m||$2.425m|
|Oceana 902S||3354||4/5.5||'14 $4.45m||$7.25m|
|KC IV 150||2555||3/2||'16 $1.1m||$1.275m|
|KC I 900||2169||3/3||'15 $1.8m||$2m|
|240 Galen 305||1100||2/2||'18 $393k||$485k|
|Towers A807||1782||3/2||'13 $750k||$980k|
|Bahia Mar 10E||1518||3/2||'14 $790k||$790k|
|200 W Mashta||1972||4/3||'01 $745m||$1.97m|
|OC LV I 202||2497||3/3||'04 $1.1m||$1.32m|
|618 Curtiswood||3881||6/6||'16 $3.5m||$2.925m|
|225 Harbor||3900||4/4||'02 $1.5m||$2.4m|
Guess that's it
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Thirty years ago tomorrow we voted to incorporate as a Village. Now we’re here. 🤷♂️
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