March 2018 Town Manager's Message
March Brings Us Spring and A Town-Wide Election
Spring is in the air...and so is the Town-wide election on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Residents will have the opportunity to elect their Commissioners, Mayor and to vote on an important Charter amendment in a special election. Prior to the election, there will be a Mayoral Candidates Forum, a Commission Candidates Forum and a meeting regarding the Charter amendment. You can find an insert here in this month’s Gazette with detailed information about the election. Voting is your right and responsibility. Come out and vote on March 20!
Congratulations to the Town Staff and the Public Works Department for Surfside’s designation as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the second year in a row (see Page 6). Being included as a Tree City USA shows the commitment to managing trees on public land and the work done to increase the Town’s important tree canopy. Look for the signs at the north and south entrances of the Town designating Surfside as a Tree City USA!
On Thursday February 15 Surfside families and visitors came together at the Third Thursday event for a moment of silence out of respect for the lives lost and for those affected by the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. During this difficult time, family and community are powerful essentials in the healing process. The display of unity that night was a heartfelt step forward.
– Guillermo Olmedillo, Town Manager