The City of Sebastian, Florida is located in Indian River County approximately midway through the east coast of the Florida Peninsula between Melbourne and Vero Beach in an area known as the Treasure Coast. It is recognized as the home of Pelican Island, the first designated wildlife refuge in the United States, a Millennium City, and a Tree City USA.

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PIERThe City of Sebastian was first incorporated as the Town of Sebastian in 1924. Current population is approximately 22,000. The City has seen rapid growth in the past several years and it is anticipated to continue.

The City of Sebastian boasts beautiful parks, public and private elementary schools, middle schools, and a high school just outside of its limits, an unobstructed view of the intra-coastal waterway in the Indian River Lagoon along its dazzling riverfront district, close proximity to Atlantic beaches, a year round average temperature of 73.4 degrees, a police department, shops and restaurants, many churches, several City festivals each year, monthly arts and crafts shows, concerts in the park, a municipal golf course and airport, and a central location with easy access to I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.

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Garage Sale Requirements
No garage sale shall be conducted unless and until the person designated to conduct such sale shall obtain a Garage Sale Permit from the Administrative Services Department Cashier’s Office.

  • No more than FOUR (4) garage sales are permitted at one residence during a calendar year. The City’s Code Enforcement Department maintains a listing of garage sales for each address.
  • A Garage Sale Permit is valid only for the address and date(s) listed on the permit and each permit shall not exceed THREE (3) consecutive days.
  • The property to be sold is owned by the applicant’s as his/her own personal property and was neither acquired nor consigned for the purpose of resale.
  • Off-premise signs are not permitted. One sign of not more than four square feet shall be permitted to be displayed on the property of the residence where the garage sale is being conducted.


Permit Application
Permits are issued at the Administrative Services Department Office Cashier’s Office located within City Hall. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm.

The person conducting the sale will provide the following information when applying for the permit:

  • Full name and address of the applicant
  • The location at which the proposed garage sale is to be held
  • The date(s) upon which the sale shall be held

Fees
There is an administrative processing fee of $ 2.00 for the issuance of a Garage Sale Permit.

Advertising (Optional)
For an additional fee of $ 5.00 the City will list the permitted address and date(s) of your sale in the following locations:

  • The City of Sebastian’s Website at www.cityofsebastian.org/garagesales
  • Comcast Cable Channel 25

Advertising requests will be accepted and processed until the close of business on Wednesdays for the upcoming weekend.

Additional information regarding codes and ordnances for garage sales can be obtained at www.municode.com (search on garage sales)

City of Sebastian elected officials, volunteer board and advisory committee members, and all employees are committed to making Sebastian the most desirable city in the State of Florida to live, for businesses to flourish and visitors to enjoy. Sebastian will become known as a city that superbly managers and develops its human, natural and financial resources such that it is consistently able to provide and improve upon its reputation as a highly attractive and safe community with enviable business and recreational opportunities.

We will achieve this mission by implementing the following strategies that build on excellent work already begun:

Ensure that all employees, volunteers and advisory board members fully understand and will work toward the achievement of the mission.

Determine, through citizen committees, workshops and surveys, the most important stated and unstated needs and expectations of the majority of our residents. Concurrently, seek to assess both internal and external attitudes toward all major City sponsored programs designed to meet those needs and expectations.

Continually assess the City's recreational and cultural activities and work to provide an optimal mix that satisfies our residents.

Develop a Growth Management plan that recognizes the City's current and future growth needs.

Continue to improve the budgeting process so that all human, natural and financial resources are allocated and all capital improvements are developed and implemented consistent with this mission.

Design and implement an employee recruitment, training and development plan that finds, trains, develops and retains people with the skills and talents needed to achieve the City's mission.

Develop and promulgate an Economic Development Policy that will entice commercial enterprises to Sebastian, thereby strengthening and expanding the City's financial resources.

Continue to improve methods of communicating information to residents.

Each Department of the City of Sebastian will develop and accept responsibility for specific action steps designed to achieve its portion of the mission. The City will review its mission statement annually and measure its progress periodically based on completion of specific goals set forth in the annual budgeting process. The final measure of success will be realization of the City of Sebastian's mission.

To comply with the mandatory St. Johns River Water
Management District Rule

More information can be obtained at
http://www.sjrwmd.com/programs/outreach/conservation/irrigation_rule/index.html

New Water Restrictions

LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION SCHEDULE

1. Landscape irrigation at odd numbered addresses must only occur on Wednesday and Saturday and must not occur between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

This means odd-numbered addresses CAN ONLY WATER from 12:01 am to 10 am and 4:00 pm to midnight on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

2. Landscape irrigation at even numbered addresses or no address must only occur on Thursday and Sunday and must not occur between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

This means even-numbered addresses CAN ONLY WATER from 12:01 am to 10 am and 4:00 pm to midnight on Thursdays and Sundays

Exceptions to Landscape Irrigation Schedule

Landscape irrigation shall be subject to the following irrigation schedule exceptions:

Irrigation using a micro-irrigation system is allowed anytime.

Irrigation of new landscape is allowed at any time of day on any day for the initial 30 days and every other day for the next 30 days for a total of one 60-day period, provided that the irrigation is limited to the minimum amount necessary for such landscape establishment.

Watering in of chemicals, including insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides, and herbicides when required by law, the manufacturer, or best management practices is allowed anytime within 24 hours of application.

Irrigation systems may be operated anytime for maintenance and repair purposes not to exceed 10 minutes per hour per zone

Irrigation using a hand-held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle is allowed anytime.

Discharge of water from a water-to-air air-conditioning unit or other water- dependent cooling system is not limited.

The use of water from a reclaimed water system is allowed anytime. For the purpose of this paragraph, a reclaimed water system includes systems in which the primary source is reclaimed water, which may or may not be supplemented from another source during peak demand periods.

The use of recycled water from wet detention treatment ponds for irrigation is allowed anytime provided the ponds are not augmented from any ground or off-site surface water, or public supply sources.

The ordinance further provides for variances and penalties
(please see the ordinance for full text)

The City of Sebastian was originally incorporated under the general laws as the "Town of Sebastian" in 1924, then reincorporated by the state legislature in 1925.

The 1925 Charter act was amended at successive sessions of the legislature until 1933, when by Chapter 16683, a subsequent Charter was approved. Since 1933, Chapter 16683 has been amended, superseded and added to by numerous legislative enactments, resulting in a patchwork of laws affecting the City creating a confusing legal condition in some areas of the city's government.

Today, the City operates under the general laws of the State as provided by the Florida State Constitution. These general laws make obsolete many of the provisions of old municipal charters. The current Charter of the City of Sebastian was approved at the referendum election held June 8, 1971.

On March 10, 1987 the voters approved the change from a strong Mayor form of government to a City Council/City Manager form of government.

The Sebastian River Area Historical Society maintains a museum in the Old Schoolhouse/City Hall Building adjacent to City Hall.

Welcome to the City of Sebastian's Web Broadcasting area.

We are now providing a stream of the City of Sebastian's 24 hour government channel, which include all of our live broadcasts of most of our city's boards and committees on our web site.

Please email costv@cityofsebastian.org with any comments/questions.


Primary Stream - Youtube Live



Secondary Stream - Powered by Ustream


 

Broadband vs. Dial-up

For a satisfactory viewing experience, a broadband connection is recommended, however, a dial-up connection will deliver a good enough picture for you to recognize the speaker during close-up shots and the audio portion will be adequate.

If there is heavy Internet traffic it is possible that there will be interruptions and periods of re-buffering of the video while viewing

City of Sebastian
1225 Main Street
Sebastian, FL 32958
Phone: 772-589-5330 or Fax: 772-589-5570
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday


CITY MANAGER - Joe Griffin (Charter Officer)
(772) 388-8203
Executive Assistant - Jean Tarbell

CITY ATTORNEY - (Charter Officer)
(772) 388-8203

CITY CLERK
Elections Official/Records Management Liaison Officer
City Clerk - Jeanette Williams (City Board Coordinator)
Records Clerk - Cathy Testa
PT Clerical Assistant - Vicki Haun

BUILDING DEPARTMENT - (772) 589-5537
DIRECTOR - Wayne Eseltine
Plan Examiner - Daniel Hainey
Chief Building Inspector - Andy Yackso
Local Business Tax Receipts - Linda Lohsl

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Administrative Services Director - Ken Killgore
Human Resources Manager - Cynthia Watson
Procurement / Contract Manager - Randy Moyer
Accounting Services Manager - Jennifer Smith
Accounting Clerk II - Kim Maison
Accounting Clerk I - Mari Ogimachi

GOLF COURSE - (772) 589-5708
DIRECTOR OF GOLF OPERATIONS - Greg Gardner
Head Cashier - Joy Green

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT  - (772) 589-5518
Planner - Dorri Bosworth
Parks Administrator - Margarita Hernandez
Zoning Technican - Michelle Faulker

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS - 772-388-8226
MIS Manager - Barbara Brooke-Reese

AUDIO VISUAL - (772) 388-8226

MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - (772) 228-7001
AIRPORT MANAGER - Scott Baker
Airport Administrator - Vacant

POLICE DEPARTMENT (772) 589-5233
CHIEF OF POLICE -Michelle Morris
Deputy Chief - Greg Witt

CODE ENFORCEMENT - (772) 388-4436

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT (772) 228-7001
Public Works Director - Tim Walker
Roads and Drainage Manager - Bill Curry
Fleet Manager - Vacant
Cemetery Sexton - Kip Kelso (772) 589-2545

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT (772) 388-8228
City Engineer - Frank Watanabe
Engineering Tech/Environmental Tech - Vacant
Construction Inspector - Phillip Patnode
Traffic Technician - Blake Brinkley


 

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STARTING UP - USING LASERFICHE

Many public records are available for viewing via Laserfiche Weblink. A copy of the Laserfiche manual is available in the City Clerk's office. Brief instructions are set out below. If you have any questions about using Laserfiche, please contact City Clerks Department  at 388-8215.


TO LOG ON TO THE LASERFICHE IMAGING SYSTEM:

  1. THIS TAKES YOU TO LASERFICHE. LASERFICHE IS A WINDOWS BASE SYSTEM.
YOU NOW HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO DIRECTLY INTO "COUNCIL MINUTES" OR "AGENDA PACKETS" AS WELL AS "PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION AGENDAS". IF YOU NEED ANOTHER FOLDER OR ARE NOT SURE OF WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR CLICK ON "BROWSE/SEARCH ALL FOLDERS".

TO BROWSE: (TO VIEW A DOCUMENT WHEN YOU KNOW THE LOCATION)

  1. CLICK ON THE SPECIFIC FOLDER ON THE LEFT SIDE OF SCREEN
      • AIRPORT
      • BIDS/RFPS
      • BOARD AGENDAS & MINUTES
      • BUILDING DEPARTMENT
      • CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
      • CAPITAL PURCHASES
      • CEMETERY
      • CITY CLERK
      • CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS & MINUTES
      • CITY MANAGER
      • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
      • CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS
      • ELECTIONS
      • FINANCE/ANNUAL BUDGETS/CAFR
      • GENERAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
      • LEGAL/SPECIAL MAGISTRATE
      • ORDINANCES
      • PARKS & RECREATION
      • PUBLIC WORKS/ENGINEERING
      • RESOLUTIONS
      • SUBDIVISIONS/PUDS
      • WATER AND SEWER FRANCHISE DOCS
  2. CLICK ON THE NEXT APPROPRIATE FOLDER ON THE SCREEN (AS NEEDED TO GET TO THE APPROPRIATE DESIRED DOCUMENT)

SEARCHING FOR YOUR DOCUMENT

TO SEARCH:

  1. ENTER WORD OR PHRASE IN THE SEARCH BOX - CLICK ON SEARCH.
    OR:
    CLICK ON SEARCH TAB ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN
  2. ENTER THE WORD OR PHRASE THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IN THE SPACE PROVIDED IN BOX LABELED "WEBLINK SEARCH". IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC PHRASE PUT QUOTES AROUND THE PHRASE (example "dog park") CLICK ON THE "SEARCH" BUTTON AT BOTTOM OF SCREEN.
  3. TO ENTER A MORE SPECIFIC SEARCH CLICK ON THE "CUSTOMIZE SEARCH" DROP DOWN ARROW. THIS WILL SHOW A LIST OF ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO SEARCH. YOU CAN SEARCH BY SPECIFIC VOLUME, FOLDER, CREATION DATE AND TEXT.
  4. IF YOU CLICK ON "TEXT". THIS GIVES YOU THE ADVANTAGE TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH OR OPTION SEARCH.
  5. THE DIFFERENT OPTION SEARCHES ARE BY "PHRASE", "AND", "OR", "NOT", or "WITHIN".

 

TO VIEW A DOCUMENT FROM A SEARCH LIST:

THE RIGHT HALF OF THE SPLIT WINDOW WILL DISPLAY A LIST OF DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE THE WORD OR PHRASE YOU SELECTED IN THEM,ALONG WITH EACH SEPARATE OCCURRENCE.

IF YOU CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT NAME IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE FIRST PAGE OF THE DOCUMENT. IF YOU CLICK ON "+Show More Information" THIS WILL DROP DOWN A LIST OF EACH HIT OF YOUR SEARCHED WORD OR PHRASE. IF YOU CLICK ON THAT OCCURRENCE IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THAT LINE ON THE SPECIFIC PAGE IN THE DOCUMENT.

PRINTING OR E-MAILING A DOCUMENT*
WHEN WANTING TO PRINT OR SEND A "LASERFICHE" FILE AS AN E-MAIL FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES.

  1. GET INTO THE DOCUMENT THAT YOU WANT TO PRINT OR SEND. CLICK ON THE "PDF" PRINTER ICON. (JUST LIKE YOU WERE GOING TO PRINT A FILE.)
  2. THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO A SCREEN ASKING YOU FOR A PAGE # RANGE. ENTER A SPECIFIC PAGE NUMBER OR LEAVE THE RANGE SHOWING. CLICK ON THE "DOWNLOAD & PRINT" BUTTON. THIS WILL CONVERT THE DOCUMENT TO A PDF FILE.
  3. CLICK ON "FILE" BUTTON. A SCREEN WILL DROP DOWN. CLICK ON PRINT or
  4. CLICK ON "SEND" THEN "PAGE BY E-MAIL".
  5. THE NEXT SCREEN TO POP UP IS THE TYPICAL "E-MAIL" SCREEN. FROM HERE PROCEED AS USUAL WHEN SENDING AN E-MAIL.

 


ACCESS LASERFICHE WEBLINK PUBLIC RECORDS
http://weblink.cityofsebastian.com/WEBLINK8/

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