Town of Beverly Beach, Florida
IT'S HURRICANE SEASON! BE PREPARED
The Town Hall has plenty of copies of the Disaster Preparedness Guide produced by Flagler County Emergency Services. Stop by and pick one up! You can also visit www.FLGetAPlan.com for assistance in organizing a personal emergency preparedness plan. The guide is PACKED with very good information, checklists for preparation, and resource information, not just for hurricanes, but for fires, tornadoes, flooding and severe thunderstorms. If you do not have one, get yours now BEFORE you need it!
Remember, Beverly Beach resides on a barrier island between two bodies of water, and in "Evacuation Zone A" - meaning we are most at risk! The Town is very susceptible to wind damage and the risk of flooding from storm surge and heavy rain. Do not take Mother Nature for granted! Just because we've been very lucky the past few years, many residents do remember when the Town was hit hard and took time to recover. Be prepared!
Know the terms: a "watch" is very different from a "warning." A WATCH is issued when weather conditions are "possible" for a given area. A WARNING is issued when hazardous weather has been "spotted, detected, or is imminent."
Residents with Special Needs: In the event of an emergency and a mandated evacuation, residents with special needs must be registered in advance with the Flagler County Division of Emergency Management to ensure safety. Supplies at the Special Needs Shelter will be limited until more can be delivered. Be sure to have at least a 72-hour supply of prescribed medications ready to go at all times during an emergency. A maximum of one suitcase is allowed for evacuation to the Special Needs Shelter. More information is available in the Disaster Preparedness Guide available at the Town Hall.
Pet-Friendly Shelters: So many of us own and deeply love our pets. Sadly, most shelters will not allow animals other than registered service animals and options are limited. Often we are willing to risk our own lives to stay with a pet when we should have evacuated! In coordination with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Flagler County Emergency Services will help arrange for pets to be sheltered. UNDERSTAND that this means your pet will be safely sheltered with other pets and that you will not be able to stay directly with your pet for the time-being (you are required to remain at the shelter while your pet is there). There is a maximum of four (4) pets per household, and some animals are restricted. Owners must provide (1) a government-issued photo ID, (2) proof of residency within an evacuation zone, (3) current medical and vaccination records for each pet, and (4) supplies for you and your pet including food, medication, crates or cages, and "comfort" items. Note: During the recent Hurricane Matthew emergency, Flagler County did open a "pet friendly" shelter and many residents were able to take advantage of that opportunity. We do not know if this is a permanent arrangement. Hopefully, we will not have to find out any time soon!
FLAGLER COUNTY GOVERNMENT
OTHER NEARBY MUNICIPALITIES
City of Bunnell, 386.313.4060
City of Flagler Beach, 386.517.2000 ext 243
Fire Department (non-emergency) 386.517-2010
Recycling and Sanitation, 386.517.2017
City of Palm Coast, 386-986-3700
Human Services Department Web Site:
Flagler County Human Services provides the following indigent health care services:
When funds are available, Flagler County Human Services provides the following emergency assistance services:
Emergency food funds are provided to support the Flagler Resource Center, a local food pantry that is operated by Church Women United in a county facility
KNOW THE RULES AND GUIDELINES
BEFORE YOU START A PROJECT
The Town Hall tries to keep our citizens informed, involved, and up-to-date on newly passed Ordinances, Resolutions, or other county or state laws that have an impact on how we all conduct our day-to-day business. Still, residents often say they are not aware of certain Code changes or Resolutions passed by the Commission that may be applicable to them, whether it is permitting, requesting a variance hearing, or having what may be classified as a "special event or activity."
Don't be caught in a tricky situation! When in doubt, call the Town Hall or stop by to ask if you need a permit, a variance, or just to confirm that none is needed. This is especially important for any work done that may need approval by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection or the St. John's River Water Management District!
Nearly ALL exterior work needs a building permit, whether it is replacement windows, installation of a new HVAC unit, a new roof, or an addition to an existing structure. Residents of Surfside Estates have additional community guidelines and should check with the office.
There are "setback" restrictions throughout Beverly Beach, and those guidelines are different for Surfside Estates. Often, if a homeowner wishes to erect a fence, a variance hearing may be necessary due to the width of the lot and the width of the setback restrictions.
Interior work MAY need a building permit, depending on the scope of the work. Generally, ALL electrical, HVAC, and plumbing work must be permitted. Extensive interior renovations will probably require permitting and inspection.
Any event that is open to the public in which you anticipate attendance in excess of 100 people, OR you will have amplified sound, OR there is a reasonable anticipation of needing traffic control, sanitary facilities, or health and fire inspections will most likely require an Application for a Special Event/Activity which requires an application fee and hearing before the Commission 60 days in advance of the event.
The Town is gradually moving forward and the Town Commission and Mayor are working toward a goal of more effectively abiding by – and being guided by – our Charter and Code. Again - stay informed and when in doubt, just give us a call or stop by! By being proactive, the Town's daily workings will run smoothly and further enhance this great little piece of the world called Beverly Beach.
Copies of all Ordinances, Resolutions, Planning and Zoning Hearings, and Commission Meetings are available for inspection or copying at the Town Hall during normal working hours. Just ask. OR ** all new ** - view the Code online at the following link:
Lawn watering throughout the area is restricted to certain days AND
times of day. In Beverly Beach the guidelines are as follows:
During Daylight Savings Time you may water twice weekly.
During Eastern Standard Time watering is restricted to ONE day per week as follows:
Water ONLY when needed and not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
No more than 3/4 inch of water may be applied per irrigation zone on each day that irrigation occurs, and in no event shall irrigation occur for more than one (1) hour per irrigation zone on each day that irrigation occurs.
There are exceptions for newly planted lawns and application of fertilizers and pesticides.
The East Flagler Mosquito Control District has given public notice, in compliance with the FAA, that they may apply control products by helicopter over or adjacent to congested areas of Flagler County and its municipalities. The purpose of these flights is for the suppression of mosquito populations. The district may also perform low level flights over and adjacent to wetlands.
All control products are approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For more information or to be added to the District's advance notification list, visit the District's web site at
http://flaglermosquito.com or call 386.445.413
George Wickline Senior Center
The George Wickline Senior Center Provides:
For more information about this program, please
contact Gloria McKay at (386) 586-2324 ext. 304.
800 S Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Town of Beverly Beach, Florida
2735 N. Oceanshore Blvd.
Beverly Beach, Fl 32136
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