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Marine Mammal Stranding Team Quarterly Newsletter

The Hubbs SeaWorld Marine Mammal Stranding Team had a very busy Spring!  If you would like to read the current Fins and Flukes newsletter, please email me @ and I will add you to the quarterly mailing list. Current issue includes stories on a mom/calf disentanglement from a crab pot and the return of rescued dolphin Rodeo to the Indian River Lagoon. The last time we saw Rodeo, he swam right past our dock in Melbourne Beach on his way South! I look forward to…


Posted by Kerry Henderson on July 11, 2014 at 1:52pm

Barking Dogs

Hi. I am seeking advice on how to approach a neighbor I do not know about the continuous dog bark next door to me. It appears the dogs are left outside all day. It seems that they are Chihuahuas that yip for a couple hours at a time over the slightest noise.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Posted by Laura Draur on June 9, 2014 at 8:11am

Hurricane Preparedeness List

By Chief of Police Dan Duncan

June 1st has come and gone so it is officially Hurricane Season – are you prepared?

General Supplies - Use this list to help you collect items you’ll need during and after a storm.

  • Pack a to-go bag: should…

Posted by Terry Williams on May 18, 2014 at 8:30am

Founder's Day Continued to Sunday

As a result of a rainy day in Melbourne Beach, the remainder of our Founder's Day celebration will be held on Sunday.

The 31st Annual Curtis Byrd Pineapple Surf Contest will continue at approximately 8 am on Sunday. And, we will continue with vendors, races and music starting at 1 pm on Sunday and continuing until 6 pm.

Come on down and enjoy Founder's Day "Take Two!" 

Posted by Terry Williams on May 3, 2014 at 4:25pm

Special Edition: Town Management and Zoning Update

The Wave recently released a special edition to inform everyone about recent activity at Town Hall.  If you haven't received your copy yet, you should in the next day or two.  The U.S. Postal service delivery of The Wave is frequently a bit slow. Click here to view a PDF version of The Wave Special Edition. I have also pasted the contents below.…


Posted by Terry Williams on May 3, 2014 at 11:00am

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Commission, Planning & Zoning Meetings

Mark Your Calendars to Attend all Commission and Planning & Zoning Board Meetings

Commission: Tuesday, May 6th at 5:30 pm

Planning & Zoning with Commission: Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 pm

Commission: Wednesday, May 21st at 6:30 pm

And, probably additional meetings -- watch the Town Website (and The Wave) for notices.

There will also be several budget workshops starting on May 27th.

Posted by Terry Williams on May 2, 2014 at 11:00am

Town Manager Resigns

Melbourne Beach Town Manager Bill Hoskovec resigned during tonight's Special Commission Meeting. In turn, the Commission provided a 120 day severance compensation.

Dan Rocque, Public Works Director, will serve as Acting Town Manager.

The Commission previously sought interested professionals when considering an Interim Town Manager a few months ago. They are going to recontact these applicants and place notices of the open position to secure additional applicants. The Commission…


Posted by Terry Williams on April 28, 2014 at 9:32pm

Special Commission Meeting, Tuesday 4/22/14 at 7:00 pm

Melbourne Beach Residents:  An important Special Commission Meeting has been called for tomorrow - Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm on matters relating to zoning changes, staff communications and staff adherence to town policies and procedures.

Background:  At the end of the 4/1/14 Planning & Zoning Board Meeting, Town Manager Bill Hoskovec informed the P & Z Board Members, "We're going to have an ordinance next month. . . ant it's going to be a public hearing.…


Posted by Terry Williams on April 21, 2014 at 8:30pm

Understanding why you may be in a Flood Zone

Many homeowner’s question the need for Flood Insurance on their property.  Properties with a federally backed loan (almost all loans) are required to have a Flood Zone Determination (FZD) performed on them.  A lender is only responsible for determining if the property falls within a Flood Zone.  If it is within a flood zone, flood insurance is required in order for the lender to make the loan.  FZD’s are a quick and efficient, yet often inaccurate, way for lenders to keep the financing…


Posted by John Axt on January 9, 2014 at 3:59pm

Holiday Safety Tips from the Melbourne Beach Police Department

Thank you to the Melbourne Beach Police Department for their holiday safety tips.

  1. The Holidays are approaching fast; all of us at the Melbourne Beach Police Department want you and your family to have a wonderful and safe Holiday. However, criminals do not take breaks from committing crimes.…

Posted by Terry Williams on December 4, 2013 at 3:00pm


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Thank you for taking part in the "Positively Melbourne Beach" 2014 Photo Contest!  Our first contest was a great success -- so many beautiful shots.…Continue

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Hi Neighbors,I moved to Melbourne Beach almost 2 years ago now (and love it, of course), but have become increasingly concerned about the lack of safety walking & biking around town, or to the…Continue

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