Beach Renourishment Projects
12/23/19 Sector 5 Project Update
The Sector 5 Beach Renourishment project is underway and scheduled to last several months. Tracking Station Park is now open. The newly constructed dunes from the Seaquay Pier north to the Vista Del Mar Condos will be receiving a mixture of native dune plants in mid-December. Additionally, construction has now commenced from Conn/Jaycee Beach to the Seaquay pier. As a result, beach access at those locations is currently closed. However, the boardwalks remain open. Throughout the duration of the project, County staff will provide regular updates on beach closures, re-openings, and other relevant information.
Property Owner Easements for Sector 3, 5, and 7
Indian River County will be constructing three (3) beach nourishment projects over the next two years within the Sector 3, Sector 5 and Sector 7 beach management areas. A portion of the sand may be placed on the beach landward of the Mean High Water Line and seaward of the dune line, which is private property. In order to proceed with the sand fill project on these sections of private property, the County will require a beach management and assessment easement from property owners or Condo Associations of beachfront parcels in the project areas. View a map of beach projects and properties requiring easements at www.ircgov.com/easements
Vacation Rental Regulations
Indian River County adopted and initiated regulations for short term vacation rentals on June 21, 2016. The following document provides an outline of the County vacation rental regulations, a State guide to vacation rentals, the County vacation rental license application, and short term vacation rental Ordinance 2016-006.
Short Term Vacation Rental Information Packet
High Speed Rail Project
FECI introduced a proposal for a high speed rail service formally known as All Aboard Florida or Brightline, and now Virgin Trains with passenger service between Miami and Orlando with additional stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The project has been the subject of extensive local government discussion since its announcement. Project Information and Documents More Information
High Speed Rail and Vero Electric/FMPA Expenses
Updated monthly, the Expenses Update lists the actual expenses for Indian River County for the High Speed Rail and Vero Electric/FMPA issues.
All Aboard FL Expenses | Vero Electric Expenses
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Boil Water Notices
The Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County, Florida provides notice of an attorney-client session regarding the following pending litigation: Indian River County vs. Twenty-Two Beachfront Properties Located Between, and Including, 9586 Doubloon Dr., and, But Not Including, 1820 Wabasso Beach Rd., Vero Beach, Florida, 32963, pending in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Indian River County, Florida; Case No. 31 2018 CA 000881, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The subject matter of the meeting will be settlement negotiations and/or strategy sessions relating to litigation expenditures.
Indian River County is working with the Florida Forest Service and a private contractor to create firelines and reduce wildfire threat throughout multiple conservation areas in Indian River County. Work activities will include pruning, chipping and mowing within the designated work areas and in general, removal or mulching of vegetative material. The project is expected to perform vegetation management activities on 527 acres, with an expected project area size of approximately 1,388 acres.
Work completed through the County-wide Wildfire Mitigation Program is one of two statewide grants issued by the State of Florida through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, funded by FEMA. Residents living near conservation areas where work will be completed should expect to see heavy equipment on the sites and are asked to avoid these areas while crews are working.
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On October 28, 2019, maintenance of the fire hydrant system in Indian River County began and will continue until September of 2020. The work in the north part of the County is nearly complete, with Fellsmere being the first area where the work will occur. Once the work is completed in Fellsmere, the work will then move south of SR 60.
Indian River County does hereby announce that funds are available for housing rehabilitation/replacement through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The County is now soliciting applications from very low, low and moderate Income households for the rehabilitation/replacement of homes within Unincorporated Indian River County.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Hurricane Dorian beginning August 28, 2019 until September 09, 2019. This notice applies to the Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority ofthe Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5207.
Notice is hereby given that, starting August 7, 2019 until June 30, 2020 or when all funds are expended, whichever comes first; the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County, Florida will be accepting applications from households in the very low, low, and moderate income categories for Purchase Assistance (down payment/closing costs), Rehabilitation Assistance of affordable housing units, or other assistance with $350,000.00 in funds from the Florida State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program FY 2019-2020, which will be made available through the Indian River County Local Housing Assistance Program
Closed Captioning Video
As of February 2019, all BCC and Planning and Zoning board meeting videos on the County website are closed captioned, including the live meeting webcasts. Past meeting videos of the Indian River County Board of County Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are also closed captioned and can be found on the Indian River County YouTube channel and we're working on applying CC to all archived video on the website.
During the months of January, April, July, and October of each year, Indian River County will accept applications for amendments to its Comprehensive Plan for any person wishing to change the text of the Comprehensive Plan and/or the land use designation of his or her property, as depicted on the Comprehensive Plan's Future Land Use Map.
The County’s Public Records Custodian is Sandy Wright. For questions concerning public records requests and searches, please visit www.ircgov.com/Public-Records.htm.
Indian River County is a member of the Florida Association of Counties and the National Association of Counties, which lobby on behalf of their members. Indian River County also employs Anfield Consulting to provide State lobbying services.
Title VI Public Notice
Please be advised that the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners' services operate according to the Title VI Regulation, 49 CFR, Part 21 which states: NO PERSON OR GROUP OF PERSON SHALL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST WITH REGARD TO ANY OF ITS PROGRAMS, SERVICES, OR ACTIVITIES ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.
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