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WHICH WATER DEPARTMENT SERVICES THE TOWN OF GOLDEN BEACH?
North Miami Beach Water Dept.
(305)948-2960



WHEN ARE THE TOWN MEETINGS HELD IN GOLDEN BEACH?
Unless otherwise announced, Golden Beach Town meetings are held on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Town Hall Council Chambers. The 2nd Tuesday is the Building Regulatory Advisory Board meeting at 6:00 p.m. The 3rd Tuesday is the Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.



HOW CAN I GET INFORMATION TO CORRECT A VIOLATION?
Contact the Code Inspector of the Code Enforcement Agency who issued the notice.



CAN I APPEAL THE DECISION OF THE HEARING OFFICER?
Yes, the named violator or the County may appeal a final order of the Hearing Officer for all violations except those contained in Chapter 5 of the County Code, by mailing a notice of appeal to the Circuit Court, Miami-Dade County, Florida, within thirty days of the decision of the Hearing Officer at the following address:
Circuit Court
73 West Flagler Street - Suite 135
Miami, Florida 33131



HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO DO A PROPERTY LIEN SEARCH?
A property lien search is $60 regular, and $70 rush. This should be paid by check, made out to the Town of Golden Beach and sent to: 
 
Finance Department (assessments, utilities) and/or
Building Department (open permits, code violations)
Town of Golden Beach
1 Golden Beach Drive
Golden Beach, FL 33160



WHAT POST OFFICE SERVICES THE TOWN OF GOLDEN BEACH?
The Post Office that services the Town of Golden Beach is located at:
16400 West Dixie Hwy
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160
Tel: 305.947.6454
Hours of operation are:
Mon-Fri   8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.



WHICH CABLE COMPANY SERVICES THE TOWN OF GOLDEN BEACH?
(305)861-1564



HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RESERVE EITHER TWEDDLE PARK OR THE BEACH?
In order to reserve the Town facilities you must pay a $500 refundable security deposit and a $50 insurance fee for Tweddle Park. You must pay a $1000 refundable security deposit and a $250 insurance fee for the Beach Pavilion. This must be paid for in full using two separate checks for each payment.



WHEN USING THE TOWN FACILITIES FOR A PARTY OR EVENT, WHEN AM I REQUIRED TO HIRE AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER OR LIFEGUARD?
You must hire an off-duty Police Officer if you have 30 or more guests. You must hire 2 off-duty Police Officers if you have 50-60 guests.  You must hire 3 off-duty Police Officers if you have more than 60 guests.  You must also hire a Lifeguard if you have 30 or more guests and/or your guests will be swimming and there is no Lifeguard on-duty at that time. (Contact Lifeguard on-duty 305.932.9512.)



WHEN IS THE GARBAGE COLLECTED IN GOLDEN BEACH?
Garbage is collected in Golden Beach on Monday and Thursday (no collection on holidays – garbage will be picked up the next work day.) Recyclable Material Collection is on Wednesday.  Please place containers at the curb.



WHAT ARE THE BUILDING & ZONING DEPARTMENT WINDOW HOURS?
The Building & Zoning Department Window Hours are:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. –   3:30 p.m.



Who will pay for the cost of the hook-up from the Town to my home for these utilities?

The Town will pay the FPL portion of the hook-up fees; the resident is responsible for the electrician’s cost. When this hook-up is done, a resident may find that an electrical upgrade will need to be done for the interior of their residence and this is at the resident’s expense.



What are our financing options?

The Town can seek debt service through Issuing Bonds, Special Assessments and/or General Obligation Bonds. The Town will continue to seek grant money for this project.



Can the Town legally make the homeowner hook up to the Town’s under grounding utilities?

The Town Attorney is currently researching this issue, but as it stands now the answer is no.



If a resident decides not to hook-up to the Town’s underground utilities how will this impact the project?

The Town has to maintain the poles for those residents and the poles that remain will affect landscaping.



I have a new home under construction and my electric is already underground will I be assessed as well?

Yes, although the electric is underground for your home, there is still the expense of the Town to underground for the resident to hook-up to the Town.



How much will FP&L charge for surveying the Town?

The cost for engineering design is $1.20 per linear foot.



How will this project affect the value of my property?

The project will affect the value of your property in a very positive way based on information obtained from other municipalities that currently have underground their utilities.  Mr. Boe Cole former senior finance person for the City of Ft. Lauderdale says that when the City accomplished the undergrounding, the property values began to rise dramatically.



Why is the new Town Hall project not included in these projects?

If the Town chooses to go with the Special Assessment route for financing the Town Hall project cannot be included as a project.  If the Town goes with the General Obligation Bond financing option we would be able to include the Town Hall Project.



What is the difference between a Special Assessment and a General Obligation Bond?

The Town has the authority to levy and collect special assessments on specially benefited property for the purpose of financing this project and with a General Obligation Bond the Town can pledge tax revenues (based on property value) by adopting a resolution or ordinance and calling for a referendum vote.     
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