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Career Online High School (COHS) is an online private high school diploma and career certification program available through some of Florida's public libraries. This program offers free enrollment to a limited number of qualified adult students.
Adult residents who are at least 19-years-old and wish to earn their high school diploma. As an indicator of readiness it is recommended that the applicant have attended the 9th grade. Minors should pursue their high school education through existing high school programs.
Program applicants must have a public library card in good standing or be willing to apply for a library card. Program applicants who have already received a standard high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma are not eligible for this program. Program applicants who have already received a certificate of completion are eligible.
Through COHS, students may earn a certificate in the following areas:
To arm COHS Students with the tools needed to find a job, COHS will teach students to create essential documents, such as resumes and cover letters. All students must complete this.
Yes, all course work is web based.
You may use a desktop laptop or tablet. Computers are available for use at the North Miami Public Library during regular business hours.
Yes. At this time, all coursework is available in English only.
No. All material will be provided by COHS.
Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program, which will consist of 18 credits. Students accepted into the program may transfer up to 14 credits from their former accredited high school. Depending on how many credits the student is able to transfer, the program can be completed in as few as six months. The average time to complete is 12 months.
The prevalence of online "diploma mills" and counterfeit degrees has unfortunately created some skepticism around the legitimacy of diplomas from online institutions. Career Online High School is not a diploma mill. Career Online High School is accredited by:
While Career Online High School itself is a new institution and may not immediately be familiar by name, it is easy to demonstrate that the school is recognized across the nation as a quality school system, delivering an Advanced accredited online high school diploma. It is important to understand that a high school diploma alone (from any type of accredited high school), is not enough to guarantee a student admission into a college or university, as each postsecondary institution has its own minimum standards including admissions exams, standardized test scores and other criteria.
The NoMi Library is committed to helping people meet their education and job preparation needs. The library encourages you to visit your nearest branch and speak to the staff to help you find a local agency or resource that will best fit your needs.
First, complete the online self-assessment. After successfully submitting the web-based self-assessment, applicants will be contacted by the North Miami Public Library within 5 business days to discuss the prerequisite course. Upon successful completion of the course, applicants will be contacted by the library within 5 days to schedule an interview and discuss the applicant's program admission.
During the in-person interview, the applicant will be told if they qualify to receive a COHS scholarship.
Community members seeking to donate funds to the NoMi COHS may email Georgette Spratling.
If there are no additional scholarships available for the year, and students who are accepted into the program and would like to pay tuition out of pocket, the fees and payment options are as follows:
A 3 month extension can be granted at the discretion of the Academic Coach. If a student receives an extension an out of pocket fee of $250 will be assessed.
At the discretion of the Academic Coach, a student can be granted up to 6 months leave of absence at no charge.
No. The City Attorney's Office represents the issues of the public as a whole and therefore cannot represent the interest of any individual resident, employee or Council member. The City Attorney provides legal advice to the City Council, City Manager, all City departments and boards on a variety of legal proceedings.
No. The City Attorney cannot refer or recommend an attorney to any member of the public. If you are seeking legal representation, please search the Florida Bar website for an attorney by the area of law needed.
No. The City Attorney is prohibited from giving legal advice to any one member or group in the community.
No. The City Attorneys are licensed by the Florida Supreme Court and must adhere to the rules established by the Court to govern all Florida attorneys. The Florida rules do not allow an attorney to communication with someone that is being represented by another attorney.
8-cubic-yards of bulk trash can be picked up.
View the Waste Pro pick-up map (PDF).
Property owners are responsible for maintaining any public right-of-way abutting their property.
No, you are not allowed to park on your front lawn.
Residents may park no more than two vehicles on the public right-of-way, parallel to traffic. Whether or not the resident uses the right-of-way for parking, they must maintain it.
The City addresses the violation notice to the property owner; however, tenants should confer with their landlord on specific contractual obligations.
Rental advertisements for a period of less than 3 months are prohibited. Rentals for a period of 3 months or less, or renting/leasing more than 4 times in a twelve month period is prohibited.
Bulk trash is placed on the curbside.
Contact the Code Compliance Department 305-895-9832.
Access the Code of Ordinances website.
Speak with your Code Officer. View the Code Compliance Officers to contact a Code Officer.
Hurricane conditions (winds of over 74 miles per hour) are possible within the designated area for which the watch is issued within 48 hours. Residents are advised to put their hurricane plan into action and secure your home and hurricane supplies during this time. Gas up motor vehicles and get cash. Stay tuned to local media for advisories on the latest forecast. Local media includes television news media (local ABC, CBS, NBC, or Fox affiliates), news talk radio (such as WIOD 610 am).
A tropical weather system characterized by constant circulation of maximum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour (mph) or higher that is usually accompanied by rain, thunder, lightning, and possibly tornadoes. Sustained winds are continuously blowing at a certain speed (as opposed to wind gusts, which can be higher. Hurricanes are classified into five categories, which range from category 1 (winds of 74 mph) to category 5 (winds of 155 mph and over.).
Hurricane conditions (winds over 74 miles per hour) are expected to impact somewhere in the designated area. The warning is issued 36 hours before the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.
A lobbyist is any person, firm, or corporation employed or retained, whether paid or not, by a principal who seeks to encourage the passage, defeat, or modification(s) of:
(Code of Ordinances - Division 3 - Section 2-400.)
A lobbyist must register with the City Clerk's Office within five business days of being retained as a lobbyist or before engaging in lobbying activities, whichever comes first.
Registration forms are available in the City Clerk's Office and can be downloaded online.
Submit completed forms in person, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm at:City Clerk's Office776 NE 125 StreetNorth Miami, FL 33161
Every person required to register as a Lobbyist will be asked to provide:
All lobbyists registered shall submit to the City Clerk a signed statement under oath listing all lobbying expenditures for the preceding calendar year. A statement shall be filed even if there have been no expenditures during the reporting period. Annual statements shall be required until the Lobbyist files a notice of withdrawal of lobbying activities with the City Clerk.
An annual Lobbyist Registration Fee in the amount of $250 for each Lobbyist shall be paid to the City Clerk at the time the Lobbyist files a registration form. Make checks payable to the City of North Miami.
All registration forms and annual disclosure statements shall be public record, which is subject to inspection and examination as provided for in section 119.07 of the Florida Statutes.
Yon “Prè obligatwa Jeneral (ann anglè “General Obligation” oswa GO) se yon mwayen pou apiye dèt nan zafè finansye sou evalyasyon enpo “ad valorem.” Enpo saa “ad valorem” se sa ke trè souvan yo refere a enpo lokatif oswa taks sou pwopriyete. Votè yo dwe apwouve yon GO Bond prè anvan yo kòmanse aplike li.
Vizite GO Bond Calculator kote w ap kapab fè kalkil la, gras a yon zouti ki rele “GO Bond Debt Service Millage Calculation” nan seksyon “Dokiman Finansye” an ("Financial Documents”). Opsyon sa a pèmèt ou wè epi kalkile ki valè yon pwopriyete genyen daprè evalyasyon yo te fè, ak kantite lajan enpo pou yo peye sou pwopriyete sa a chak ane. Sit entènèt lan ofri de kalite kalkilatris pou obligasyon an. Premye kalkilatris la jwenn konbyen li koute an mwayèn pa ane, baze sou valè kay la ak kantite enpo yo peye sou kay la. Apre ke pwojè a fini SoLe Mia, nou atann aske montan an vin desann pou chak kay. Dezyèm kalkilatris la montre kantite lajan yo panse moun pral ekonomize gras a kantite lajan pwojè Sole Mia pral pèmèt yo ekonomize. Enfòmasyon finansye yo afiche sou sit entènèt la baze sou estimasyon ak sipozisyon. Kou reyèl yo, kalkil enterè ak evalyasyon konsomasyon yo pap final toutotan yo poko evalye ofisyèlman pasaj dèt la ak montan enpo yo lan.
Objektif GO Bond Vil North Miami pwopoze an se pou finanse diferan pwojè reparasyon kapital, sa ki gen ladan reparasyon pak, pwojè wout, nouvo etablisman piblik, pwojè lojman abòdab, pwojè pou kenbe lòd nan kominote a ak pwojè teknoloji, ansanm ak prevansyon inondasyon ak pwojè dirabilite. Rezidan yo pral vote sou aplikasyon chak eleman ki nan obligasyon prè an nan yon eleksyon espesyal ki ap fèt nan dat madi 1ye me.
Kantite lajan ki pwopoze pou Prè Obligatwa pa ta dwe depase $120,000,000. Montan total la, ak enterè, sou yon delè de 30 ane, pral apeprè $132,217,000. Yo pwopoze 10 milyon dola pou akizisyon ak konstriksyon lojman abòdab pou yon sèl oswa pou plizyè fanmi. Pou enfrastrikti ak dirabilite, yo pwopoze 31 milyon dola pou repare twotwa, ranje lari a, epi pou jaden, ekleraj, espas vèt, transpò piblik, pwojè drenaj ak rezistans. Yo pwopoze yon total 2 milyon dola pou amelyorasyon teknolojik ki konsantre sou kenbe lòd nan kominote an, sekirite, ekipman lapolis, sèvè, Wi-Fi, kamera sekirite, difizyon ak operasyon ijans. Administrasyon Vil la pwopoze 77 milyon dola pou konsantre sou etablisman piblik ak lwazi, ki gen ladan yon konplèks gouvènman an, konstriksyon garaj, sant kominotè, yon nouvo konplèks jimnastik ak lòt reparasyon nan pak yo.
Vil la ta dwe jwenn direktiv nan men konsèy legal obligasyon an, epi kolabore avèk bank souskripsyon yo, ansanm ak anplwaye Vil la, pou prepare dokiman legal ak finansye ki nesesè pou vann obligasyon yo sou mache obligasyon minisipal la. Anplis de sa, yo ta dwe konsevwa ak prepare pwojè yo pou yo kapab bati.
Baze sou repons rezidan North Miami ak Administratè Vil yo bay, obligasyon GO yo pwopoze an gen kat domèn konsantrasyon: Etablisman Piblik, Enfrastrikti ak Dirabilite, Amelyorasyon nan zafe Teknoloji ak Lojman Abòdab. Yon lis konplè pwojè posib yo disponib sou Entènèt sou www.NoMiGObond.com. Yo dwe prezante chak pwojè devan Konsèy Vil la pou yo apwouve li.
Vil la te òganize yon seri sesyon pou opinyon piblik an novanm ak desanm pase, ansnam avèk sesyon enfòmasyon piblik nan mwa Janvye ak Fevriye. Tout sesyon opinyon piblik ak pataj enfòmasyon yo, se Administrasyon Vil la ki te òganize yo, pou garanti repons dirèk nan men rezidan yo konsènan reparasyon ki pou fèt nan katye yo epi esplike piblik la kijan opinyon yo te gide obligasyon yo pwopoze an. Pwojè yo te chwazi yo, te baze sou rekòmandasyon anplwaye yo, opinyon piblik la te bay pandan plizyè reyinyon nan meri an, ak apwobasyon konsèy vil la.
Lajan pou Prè Obligatwa Jeneral la pa kapab sèvi pou peye frè operasyon detoulèjou. Yo kapab senpleman sèvi ak lajan an pou pwojè yo apwouve e ki endike nan kesyon referandòm obligasyon yo.
Obligasyon an pa pral depase 30 ane apati dat yo apwove’l la.
Yo atann aske yo apwouve montan obligasyon an an 4 tranch (oswa tiraj) sou 8 lane.
Si rezidan North Miami vote pou obligasyon yo pwopoze a pase, Administrasyon Vil la pral etabli yon Komite Sipèvizyon Prè Obligatwa Jeneral (Bond Oversight Committee) k ap gen ladan rezidan North Miami, anplwaye Vil la, ak otorite eli yo. Komite sipèvizyon an pral kontwole ak revize egzekisyon obligasyon an, pou kore efò Vil la ap fè pou kenbe transparans. Komite an pral gen ladan rezidan North Miami ak pwofesyonèl ki gen kalite eksperyans ki nesesè nan domèn finansman minisipal, enjenye, konstriksyon, achitekti, elatriye.
Nou espere premye seri pwojè yo va kòmanse nan anviwon 12 mwa.
Referandòm elektè an pral bay Vil la otorizasyon legal yo egzije pou itilize enpo “ad valorem” ki soti nan pwojè Sole Mia pou pwojè obligasyon yo.
Si yo apwouve li, tout mèt kay nan North Miami ap resevwa yon evalyasyon enpo “ad valorem” adisyonèl ki ase pou peye dèt la.
A General Obligation bond, also known as a GO bond, is a debt mechanism that is financially backed by the assessment of ad valorem taxes. Ad Valorem taxes are commonly referred to as property taxes. A GO bond must be approved by the voters before proceeding with implementation.
Visit the GO Bond Calculator page, where you'll find the GO Bond Debt Service Millage Calculation. This feature allows you to view and calculate assessed property values and annual tax payments. The website offers two types of bond calculators. The first calculator provides your average cost per year, based on your taxable home value. After completion of the Sole Mia project, we anticipate a reduced cost per household. The second calculator includes reduced post-Sole Mia project savings estimates.
The financial information listed on the website is based on estimates and assumptions. Actual costs, interest calculations, and millage assessments will not be final until the actual issuance of the debt and the tax millage are officially assessed.
The purpose of the City of North Miami's proposed GO Bond is to finance the cost of various capital improvement projects including:
Residents will vote on the implementation of each element of the proposed bond during a special election on Tuesday, May 1st.
The proposed bond principal amount shall not exceed $120,000,000. The total estimated interest amount over the 30 year span will be approximately $132,217,000.
A proposed $10 million is allotted for acquisition and construction of affordable single-family and multi-family housing.
For infrastructure and sustainability, $31 million is proposed for improvements to:
A total of $2 million is proposed for technological enhancements geared toward:
City Administration proposes $77 million focused on public and recreational facilities, including:
The City would need to seek guidance from the bond legal counsel, and collaborate with underwriting banks, and City staff to prepare the necessary legal and financial documents to sell the bonds on the municipal bond market. Additionally, the projects would need to be designed and prepared to be built.
Based on feedback from North Miami residents and City Administrators, the Proposed GO Bond has four areas of focus: Public Facilities, Infrastructure and Sustainability, Technology Improvements and Affordable Housing. Visit the Proposed GO Bond Focus Areas page to view the complete listing of possible available projects. Each project must go before the City Council for approval.
The City held a series of public input sessions last November and December, and public information sessions in January and February. All public input and information sharing sessions were hosted by City Administration to garner direct feedback from residents about desired neighborhood improvements and to update the public on how their input shaped the bond proposal. Projects were selected based on staff recommendations, public input received during several town hall meetings, and City Council approval.
Bond proceeds cannot be used to pay day-to-day operating cost. The proceeds can only be used on the approved projects indicated in the bond referendum questions.
The bond will not exceed 30 years beyond the date of issuance.
The bond proceeds are anticipated to be issued in 4 tranches (or draws) over 8 years.
If North Miami residents vote to pass the proposed bond, City Administration will establish a Bond Oversight Committee made up of North Miami residents, staff and elected officials. The oversight committee will monitor and review implementation of the bond, to further the City's efforts toward transparency. The committee will be made up of North Miami residents and professionals that have requisite relevant experience, such as:
We expect to have the first wave of projects commence within 12 months.
Why not levy a bond with those funds? This voter referendum will give the City the required statutory approval to use the ad valorem taxes being generated by the Sole Mia project on bond projects.
If approved, all North Miami property owners will receive an additional ad valorem assessment sufficient to pay the debt.
Un bono de obligación general también conocido como bono GO es un mecanismo de crédito respaldado financieramente mediante el establecimiento de un impuesto ad valorem. Los impuestos ad valorem se conocen comúnmente como impuestos inmobiliarios. El bono GO debe ser aprobado por los votantes antes de proceder a su implementación.
Visite la página GO Bond Calculator, bajo la pestaña "Documentos financieros", en la cual podrá encontrar el cálculo de la tasa impositiva expresada en milésimas de dólar por dólar correspondiente al servicio del crédito del bono GO. Esta función permite visualizar y calcular el valor del avalúo del inmueble y los pagos anuales de impuestos. El sitio web ofrece dos tipos de calculadoras de bonos: el primero, proporciona su costo promedio anual, basado en el valor gravable de su inmueble. Después de la finalización del proyecto Sole Mia, anticipamos una reducción de costos por hogar. El segundo incluye estimaciones de ahorros posteriores al proyecto Sole Mia. La información financiera que figura en el sitio web esta basada en estimaciones y suposiciones. Los costos reales, los cálculos de intereses y las tasas del impuesto inmobiliario no serán definitivos hasta tanto no se emita la deuda y se imponga oficialmente el impuesto inmobiliario.
La finalidad del bono GO de la ciudad de North Miami que se ha propuesto, es la de financiar el costo de diversos proyectos de mejoras de capital, incluidas mejoras a los parques, proyectos viales, nuevas instalaciones públicas, proyectos de viviendas asequibles, vigilancia comunitaria y proyectos de tecnología junto con proyectos de prevención de inundaciones y sostenibilidad. Los residentes votarán sobre la implementación de cada elemento del bono propuesto durante las unas elecciones especiales el martes 1 de mayo.
El monto principal del bono propuesto no deberá exceder el límite de $120,000,000. El monto total de interés estimado durante el período de 30 años será aproximadamente de $132,217,000. Se propone una asignación de $10 millones para la adquisición y construcción de viviendas unifamiliares y multifamiliares asequibles. En lo que respecta a infraestructura y sostenibilidad, se proponen $31 millones para mejoras de las aceras, repavimentación de calles, paisajismo, iluminación, espacio verde, y proyectos de tránsito, alcantarillado y resiliencia. Se propone un total de $2 millones para mejoras tecnológicas dirigidas a la policía comunitaria, seguridad, equipo policial, servidores, Wi-Fi, cámaras de seguridad, radiodifusión y operaciones de emergencia. La administración de la ciudad propone la dedicación de $77 millones a instalaciones públicas y recreativas, incluidos un complejo gubernamental, construcción de garajes de estacionamiento, centros comunitarios, un nuevo complejo deportivo y otras mejoras del parque.
La ciudad debe solicitar la orientación del asesor legal de bonos y colaborar con los bancos suscriptores, y el personal de la ciudad para preparar los documentos legales y financieros necesarios para vender los bonos en el mercado de bonos municipales. Además, los proyectos deben proyectarse y prepararse para su desarrollo.
Con base en los comentarios de los residentes de North Miami y los administradores de la ciudad, el bono GO propuesto se centra en cuatro esferas: instalaciones públicas, infraestructura y sustentabilidad, mejoras tecnológicas y viviendas asequibles. La lista completa de posibles proyectos está disponible en línea en www.NoMiGObond.com. Todo proyecto debe presentarse ante el concejo municipal para su aprobación.
La ciudad celebró una serie de sesiones de opinión pública en noviembre y diciembre pasado, y sesiones de información pública en enero y febrero. La administración de la ciudad organizó todas las sesiones de opinión pública y de intercambio de información con el fin de obtener comentarios directos de los residentes sobre las mejoras deseadas en el vecindario y para brindar información actualizada al público sobre cómo sus opiniones le dieron forma a la propuesta del bono. Los proyectos fueron seleccionados en base a las recomendaciones del personal, la opinión pública recibida durante varias reuniones de la asamblea comunitaria y la aprobación del consejo municipal.
Los ingresos de los bonos no se pueden utilizar para pagar los costos operativos cotidianos. Los ingresos solo se pueden utilizar en los proyectos aprobados indicados en las preguntas del referéndum de bonos.
El bono no puede exceder de 30 años a partir de la fecha de emisión.
Se anticipa que las ganancias generadas por el bono se emitirán en 4 tramos (o desembolsos) a lo largo de 8 años.
Si los residentes de North Miami votan para aprobar el bono propuesto, la administración de la ciudad establecerá un comité de supervisión de bonos compuesto por residentes, personal y funcionarios electos de North Miami. El comité de supervisión controlará y revisará la implementación del bono apoyando aún más los esfuerzos de la ciudad por lograr transparencia. El comité estará compuesto por residentes y profesionales de North Miami que tengan la experiencia pertinente requerida en finanzas municipales, ingeniería, construcción, arquitectura, etc.
Esperamos que la primera ola de proyectos inicie dentro de 12 meses.
Este referéndum de votantes le dará a la ciudad la aprobación legal necesaria para usar los impuestos ad valorem generados por el proyecto Sole Mia en proyectos de bonos.
Si se aprueba, todos los propietarios de North Miami recibirán una tasación ad valorem adicional suficiente para pagar la deuda.
View a listing of vacant positions.
View the Government Jobs website and apply from that site after finding a job that you are interested in. If this is the first time you are using the City of North Miami’s online application system, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. To do so, go to create an account and complete the form. You will then be able to log into your account. After your account has been established, proceed to Job Opportunities and click on the recruitment of interest and then click Apply.
Usually we do not give make-up tests. If it is a test with multiple tests dates and other dates are still available you may be rescheduled. You may be request to be rescheduled.
We do a background check prior to hiring. A decision to hire is made on an individual basis based on the position to be filled, the charge and date of incidents.
You should receive an email to inform you if you are eligible or ineligible for the position.
It could take up to 6 to 8 weeks. Applications must be screened, test must be given and scored and interviews must be completed prior to hiring. Filling police positions may take more than 4 months.
Yes, based on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the City will provide reasonable accommodation.
In accordance with Florida Statute 295, the City of North Miami will award United States military veterans who meet the criteria stipulated in the aforementioned statute preference in employment. All applicants seeking veteran's preference are required to present a legible Form DD-214 in order to qualify. Applicants claiming disabled veteran's preference must also submit a letter from the Department of Defense or the Veteran's Administration that is less than oneyear old at the time of application which indicates that the applicant possesses a current, service-connected disability, and states the rating of same. Documents from the Veteran's Administration that reflect a permanent service-connected disability will be considered despite issue dates prior to one year. In addition to the Form DD-214, applicants who have been awarded combat campaign/expeditionary medals that are not reflected on the Form DD-214 must submit supplemental documents from the Department of Defense that demonstrate possession of a combat campaign / expeditionary medal by the closing date. All relevant documents must be submitted for the closing date in order to have preference awarded. For additional information concerning veterans' preference, please contact:The Florida Department of Veterans' AffairsBy phone at: (727) 319-7462By email: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.floridavets.org
The North Miami Public Library is located at 835 NE 132 Street across from the North Miami High School.
As a preventative measure regarding Coronavirus COVID-19, the City of North Miami has suspended all special events and programs.
No, you can only e-mail the library if you have questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All library items due dates will be automatically extended until the library resumes regular operations.
Yes, all digital platforms will still be accessible. You can visit northmiamifl.gov/NoMilibraryonlineresources.
At this time, we cannot accept donations. You can donate items when the library resumes normal operations.
For up-to-date information regarding the Library and City of North Miami offices, please visit NorthMiamiFL.gov.
Your services will not be immediately affected. The City has notified all private waste collectors operating within North Miami, of its intent to have all Solid Waste Collection Services be provided by Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. In accordance with Florida law, the City may displace your service provider within three years time, commencing May 2012. If your contract runs out before the three year period, you may contact the City or Waste Pro, for services; or you may continue to use your current service provider for the time remaining.
If you have questions regarding your services with Waste Pro, contact customer service at 305-651-7011.
Instead of operating 4 days per week, services will be provided 6 days per week, Monday through Saturday. Recycling collection services were conducted on a biweekly basis, and now they will be conducted on a weekly basis. If you have questions regarding your services with Waste Pro, contact customer service at 305-651-7011.
Residential rates will decrease from approximately $51.50 per month to $26 per month. Commercial rates and /or multi-family rates may increase or decrease depending on the size of the container used and the frequency of pickup. For a majority of these accounts, there will be a decrease in the monthly rates.
In accordance with Florida law, the City may displace your service provider within three years time commencing May 2012, and commit to a franchise agreement with a sole service provider. If you have questions regarding your services with Waste Pro, contact customer service at 305-651-7011.
Your bill should be paid to either Waste Pro or the City depending on which entity sends out the bill. If you have questions regarding your services with Waste Pro, contact customer service at 305-651-7011.
It did in the hopes of achieving greater economies scale and therefore lower rates for services.
A request for obtaining or maintaining a garbage container arises out of code and safety concerns, and not the result of changing the service provider. If you have questions regarding your services with Waste Pro, contact customer service at 305-651-7011.
If you were previously being serviced by the City, then your services will be provided by Waste Pro. If you were previously being serviced by a private waste collector, you may continue such services until May 2015, at which time the sole service provider shall be the company selected by the City. If you have questions regarding your services with Waste Pro, contact customer service at 305-651-7011.
You may contact the City Code Enforcement Compliance Division at 305-895-9832.
The letter was addressed to existing private waste collectors under franchise with the City of North Miami, and is required pursuant to Section 403.70605, Florida Statutes, to implement an exclusive franchise for the provision of solid waste services throughout the City.
This problem is usually caused by planned or unplanned work to the water distribution system causing sediment (calcium carbonate) in the pipes to shift (quite often this produces a dark red or brown color). When such a disturbance occurs, the water may appear unpleasing but it is not harmful to health, and can be cleared by running the first incoming cold water tap (usually in the kitchen) until it clears. If the discoloration does not clear, contact the Winson Water Plant at 305-953-2854.
This is a common problem but is usually not an issue caused by the water itself but one caused by bacteria growth in household plumbing fixtures, in most cases the “p-trap” is the culprit. To determine whether the odor is in fact coming from the cold water tap (which is rare), perform the following sniff test:
If the water in the glass has an objectionable odor, please contact the Winson Water Plant at 305-953-2854.
The City of North Miami’s drinking water is tested around the clock, including hourly, monthly, quarterly, and annually, depending on the parameter in question. Certain contaminants are tested for more frequently than others, as set forth by the Safe Drinking Water Act. For example, we currently analyze 15 parameters of water quality every hour and test over 100 sample sites throughout the city monthly.
Every community water supplier must provide an annual report, called a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to its customers. The report provides information on your drinking water quality, including the water's source, contaminants found in the water, and how consumers can get involved in protecting and conserving drinking water.
The United States has one of the safest public water supplies in the world and the City of North Miami routinely meets all county, state, and federal guidelines. While the City of North Miami has the utmost confidence in the water it produces and distributes, it is not responsible for household plumbing and therefore only tests the water at the service connection. However, if you are concerned about contaminants in your home’s water system, contact the Florida Department of Health laboratory website to obtain a list of certified laboratories. Depending on how many contaminants you wish to test for, a water test can cost from $15 to hundreds of dollars. The Safe Drinking Water Hotline can give you information on testing methods.
If you want the water tested at the service connection, contact Winson Water Plant at 305-953-2854.
Most natural water supplies contain some naturally occurring fluoride. Nevertheless, many communities, including the City of North Miami, add fluoride to their drinking water to promote dental health and to remain in compliance with all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Health guidelines.
The most current guideline from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is 0.7 milligrams per liter (mg/L), the amount where fluoride is shown to be beneficial to the public. The EPA sets levels of protection based on the best available science to prevent potential health problems and the current maximum contaminant level (MCL) set by the EPA for fluoride is 4 mg/L. The MCL is the maximum amount allowed in a public water system.For more information on fluoride in drinking water, we encourage you to visit the EPA website for information about fluoride. Additional information can be found on the websites for Miami-Dade County, the Florida Department of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The City of North Miami is committed to helping residents conserve water. Using water wisely helps conserve our wetlands and helps reduce water bills. To get started, here are some water conservation tips:
For more information on water use and conservation, visit the websites of the Florida Water Management District and Miami-Dade County.
Replacing your showerhead with a new high efficiency fixture can significantly reduce your water use. Any City of North Miami resident can bring an old showerhead to the following locations and receive a brand new high efficiency fixture available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm: