***INDIAN RIVER COUNTY BURN BAN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***
Drought conditions continue through most of Florida. Governor Rick Scott, on April 11, issued a state of emergency in Florida due to the recent increase in wildfires and continued high potential for additional brush fires to develop across the state.
Lower than normal winter rainfalls have caused Indian River County to experience extremely dry conditions.Moderate winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation are a concern for the spread of brush/wildland fires.
The Keetch-Byram Drought Index utilized in this state, uses a scale from zero (extremely wet) to 800 (near-desert conditions). Indian River County’s drought index has been more than 500 for approximately two weeks and as of today the overall average County drought index is 559.
Effective today, Indian River County has declared a local state of emergency due to the ongoing danger of wildfires. A county-wide burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning that has not been specifically permitted by the Florida Forest Service. Bonfires, campfires, and the burning of vegetative (yard) debris is prohibited until further notice.
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On June 9, 2010, the Sebastian City Council enacted Ordinance
O-10-03 relating to Pain Clinics and Pain Management Clinics.
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City Rules Relative to Dogs in Parks
Dogs are permitted in all City parks EXCEPT parks and facilities set out below:
Barber Street Sports Complex
Schumann Tennis Courts
All docks and piers
During any special events conducted in parks where large crowds are expected such as 4 th of July, Clambake, Art & Music, Craft or Art Shows, festivals, concerts in the park, etc.
Dogs must be on a leash of six feet or less
The City will be installing additional cleanup stations. We urge you to keep Sebastian clean by picking up after your dog so we can continue to permit dogs to visit our City parks.
Sebastian Police Department
1201 Main Street
Sebastian, Florida, 32958
772-589-5233 Fax 772-388 1872
MOTORSCOOTERS AND GO-PEDS
Motorscooters and go-peds are not considered motorcycles, however when driven on the streets or roadways a driver's license is required of the operator. In addition to a driver's license, a child under the age of 16 years must wear a helmet. The motorized vehicles may not be operated on sidewalks or bike paths.
In an effort to prevent the serious injuries and fatalities that we have seen on the news media from occurring in Sebastian, police officers have been instructed to verbally warn and inform youngsters in regard to scooter riding. We are doing this out of concern for the children who are unfamiliar with the dangers of the roadways.
Beginning March 1st officers will begin stricter enforcement by impounding illegally operated scooters and citing unlicensed operators.