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The Protect Rio Vista program utilizes your subscription funds to hire off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officers to patrol in the neighborhood.  The officers are in uniform when on duty and have full authority to take official action action should a crime take place while on patrol.  The officers patrol in a marked car leased by the civic association and will be dispatched by FLPD for any 911 call recieved from the neighborhood.  Members also recieve a cell phone number by which they may contact the patrol officers directly while they are on duty.  Members also recieve the opportunity to request a vacation check of their home when they are out of town. 

 

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The Protect Rio Vista program utilizes your subscription funds to hire off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officers to patrol in the neighborhood. The officers are in uniform when on duty and have full authority to take official action action should a crime take place while on patrol. The officers patrol in a marked car leased by the civic association and will be dispatched by FLPD for any 911 call recieved from the neighborhood. Members also recieve a cell phone number by which they may contact the patrol officers directly while they are on duty. Members also recieve the opportunity to request a vacation check of their home when they are out of town.

We currently have 325 households out of the 1,000 homes in Rio Vista participating. This allows us to schedule the patrol for approximately 8 hours per day 365 days per year.

 

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Amended Vacation Rental Ordinance

The City of Fort Lauderdale Vacation Rental Amended Ordinance, first reading scheduled for Tuesday, September 7, 2016 @ 6:00pm.  City Hall 100 North Andrews Avenue in City Commission Chambers.

Stakeholders, neighbors, property owners, and any other interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

If you are unable to attend, please submit your questions or comments to Lillian Haughton, Senior Code Compliance Officer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (954) 828-6324.

 

Download Ordinance pdfhere

The Great Sofa Caper

The following is an excerpt from the latest Rio Vista Patrol log.  The full logs can be read here.

 

1600    I have been a policeman for 31 years and I have seen my share of some pretty amazing things, however; with that said today was a first for me.  I am traveling on SE 9 Ave when I observed a golf cart with a large leather sofa mounted onto its roof??  As ridiculous as it looked, I enjoy a good resting sofa as much as anyone and I absolutely love to play golf so the entire concept of this combo had me deeply intrigued.

            As I turned around to follow the “lazy boy on wheels” it turned immediately onto SE 10 Street and disappeared out of my view for a few moments.  As I also turned onto SE 10 Street, I immediately noticed the golf cart was now neatly parked in a driveway with the sofa still firmly attached to its roof. The cart, however; now lacked the four young male occupants which were originally viewed nestled under the shade of this massive lounger.

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Seawall Ordinance Revised

The originally propsed Seawall Ordinance has been revised in preparation for the first of two readings at the June 7 commission meeting.

The major changes from the original proposal are:

       Adds definitions for seawall, North American Vertical Datum and rip rap;

       Sets a minimum seawall elevation at 3.9 feet NAVD88 (current allowable max);

       Recommends design of seawall for future height adjustment;

       Sets an allowable maximum height of the seawall based on a property’s base flood elevation;

       Requires seawall reconstruction to the minimum elevation if the substantial repair threshold is triggered;

       Requires maintaining seawalls in good repair and sets a timeline of 365 days for completion of repairs if cited;

       Requires owners to prevent tidal waters entering their property from impacting others and sets a timeline of 365 days for remedy if cited;

       Allows fixed docks to extend 10 inches above the adjacent seawall; and

       Allows for floating docks  and requires them to be permitted and permanently attached.

Key Changes from the May 3 version presented at Commission Conference:

1)            Minor text changes in the title and preamble;

2)            Addition of a definition for Rip Rap;

3)            Allowing property owners with a finished floor elevation of less than 3.9 feet NAVD88 to seek a waiver from the City Engineer to construct a lower seawall;

4)            Technical clarification related to the impermeability of the seawall to tidal flows; and

5)            Relaxing of the requirement to design for future extension of the seawall to a recommendation for design.

 

Read the full ordinance pdfhere

RVCA's Little Library at VY Park

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RVCA, with the leadership of board member Christina Currie recently arranged to install a book lending library in Virginia Young Park.  It is at the western end of the park, near 9th Ave. and the billboard.  We'd like to share some guidelines to ensure the long-term success of our library.

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Seawall Ordinance Special Meeting

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SPECIAL MEETING

MAY 2nd 7:30 PM

Rio Vista Church-9th St Entrance.

 

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Virginia Young Park Birthday Party FAQ’S

We have received multiple calls from RV parents asking questions regarding planning a birthday party at VY Park.  Below is a list of questions that frequently come up and the answers the City provided.

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