MIAMI BEACH RESIDENTS DEMAND ANSWERS
Miami Beach residents created this petition to obtain detailed answers from City of Miami Beach Officials (“the City”) regarding the upcoming La Gorce and Lakeview Neighborhoods Improvement Project (“The Project”). We are demanding detailed, written answers and reports/studies that answer our questions below:
Our questions are as follows:
How will the City remedy flooding caused by The Project on individual Owner’s properties?
Does the City plan on covering all costs in connection with installing sub-pumps to connect our properties into the City’s pump system? If the City does not plan on covering costs of sub-pumps, what will be the cost for Owners to install and maintain a sub-pump?
Have renderings of The Project been prepared so that Owners have an understanding of what our neighborhood will look like when the proposed project is complete?
Has the City done a feasibility study and/or engineering analysis to study how this system will affect flooding of owners’ property as well as park and streets? if so, please provide a copy.
Will work be done one street at a time or will the entire subdivision be under construction at once?
Have feasibility studies analyzed the least disruptive and burdensome option to achieve the objectives considering the nature of our residential neighborhood so that the work will not impact our property values?
How similar will the proposed work be to what was done in the Purdy Avenue area? Will The Project have trenches as high as three feet running along our front easements, which will severely diminish the aesthetics of our neighborhood, and will compromise ingress and egress in and out of our homes?
How many neighborhoods/streets will be draining into Surprise Lake other than the Lakeview Subdivision?
What independent research studies have been performed to document the environmental effect of the storm water discharge into Surprise Lake?
Has a flushing/circulation study of Surprise Lake been performed to determine the rate at which the storm water discharge will be dispersed?
Will the City be contracting with one company for the entire project or several?
Has the City been guaranteed that Alton Road Flood Project is final and will not change in the future and/or after the Project begins?
City commissioners have told Lakeview owners that Lakeview is a low priority neighborhood for this citywide project. Elevation maps of the Lakeview neighborhood support this assessment. Why is the city planning to start working in Lakeview this Fall before working on other more flood-susceptible areas around Miami Beach?
How will relocating the sewer lines affect the owners’ property and plumbing?
Who will be responsible for costs of damage to individual properties for work done in connection to project?
Given the magnitude of the disruption this project will cause, what will the contract(s) stipulate as liquidated damages in $/day for each day the contract extends beyond 24 months from the City's notice to proceed?
Miami Beach Residents demand answers to the above questions before this project moves forward.