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March 26, 2019 Water Vote - Recap

Resident input received through the Inspire Pinecrest citizen engagement initiative conducted by the Village this past fall, informed Council’s decision to facilitate the "water vote" referendum. In essence, the referendum asked the broader question -- whether the entire community was willing to pay to complete the water system. The Village did not take an advocacy role in this election, but instead focused on providing the historical facts and ensuring as high a voter turnout as possible. Both goals were accomplished.
The facts enabled people to study the issue and make the best objective decision for themselves and their families. The voter turnout was high at 42%, approximating previous mail-in elections conducted by the Village. According to the county’s Elections Department, this well exceeded the typical election turnout in the 15-20% range when compared to recent elections in other communities.
Ultimately, the proposed ballot question on issuing a bond failed 62% to 38%. Together, the community worked on the problem and engaged in reasonable debate and collegial dialogue.  It was a question that needed to be asked. 
Possible next steps include a citizen-driven initiative to form a Special Taxing District of some 740 affected homes and/or direct attention to the County’s leadership to provide a financially feasible solution. The Village’s role will continue to be one of support and advocacy in the best interest of the affected residents. This spirit of cooperation is what makes Pinecrest one of the best places to live in Florida. 

What is the Pinecrest Water Vote?

It is a Special Election on March 26, 2019, by mail, that asks registered voters in Pinecrest to approve completion of the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer infrastructure in the Village via limited ad valorem tax bonds. This infrastructure will give access to 743 properties that currently do not have access to potable water and fire hydrants. 

Map of Properties without Access to Potable Water
Resolution 2019-5
Registered Political Action Committees (PAC)
Sample Ballot
Phase I & Phase II Water Infrastructure Map
2010 Fire Hydrant Protection Map

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June 20, 2018 Resiliency Workshop for Business Owners - Recap

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June 5, 2018 Potable Water Town Hall - Recap

Video | Presentation

May 22, 2018 Resiliency Community Workshop - Recap

Videos: Solar | Generators 101 | Natural Gas | Special Taxing Districts 

Presentations: Solar United Neighbors | Florida City Gas

A Resiliency Community Workshop was held on Tuesday, May 22nd in preparation for hurricane season. Participants learned about alternative energy options that may provide power during a storm. Topic experts gave presentations on solar, generators, natural gas and special taxing districts. Representatives from PACE, YGrene and local vendors were also in attendance.   

April 18, 2018 Transportation Master Plan Community Meeting Part II - Recap

Presentation | Video

Close to 100 residents participated in the Transportation Master Plan Community Meeting - Part II Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The information presented was compiled from resident input from the first Transportation Master Plan Meeting held on November 15, 2017, two public meetings held by the Transportation Advisory Committee and the Inspire Pinecrest Community Conversation series.

The presentation included speed and traffic volume findings, traffic-calming options, potential bicycle lane locations and sidewalk implementation options. The workshop concluded with break-out group discussions and a Q&A session.

Your opinion matters, and will help shape the Village’s transportation infrastructure. If you were not able to attend the meeting or have ideas you would like to share, please email inspirepinecrest@pinecrest-fl.gov.

 FAQs - Water | Powerlines | Solar | Mobility, Trees & More 

January 28, 2018 Inspire Pinecrest Community Conversation Part II - Recap