The financial position of Bay Harbor Islands has seen an improvement.
A millage rate of 5.25, which is 6.29% more than the rolled-back rate of the town, was announced at a town hall meeting on Monday, September 9th.
“It’s been a long time since the town of Bay Harbor’s property value increased for both islands,” said Town Manager Ronald Wasson.
Expected capital improvements are 3 new police vehicles, surveillance equipment, and tag readers for police officers.
The $86,000 increase in revenue this year reduced the millage form 5.29 to its current rate of 5.25—making the total revenue $3,003,288.
The new budget promises to include paved roadways, new gutters, improvements to parks, landscaping, the resurfacing of the tennis court, a water main on the main part of the island on 96th street, a new replacement of the water truck, and improvements to Kane Concourse.
Program services that residents can look forward to are the annual Bay Harbor Island Picnic, continued Bus Services, Outdoor Movies, Storytelling in the park for kids, the annual 5/10K marathon, the Seniors on the Go Program, Thai Chi, Pewee Soccer, and art and crafts.