Florida Senate - 2018                            (NP)    SR 1826
       By Senator Campbell
       38-01389A-18                                          20181826__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing the City of North Bay Village
    3         on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of its
    4         founding.
    6         WHEREAS, before 1940, most of what is now North Bay Village
    7  lay beneath the waters of Biscayne Bay, the only dry land being
    8  Broadcast Key, a 5-acre island from which pioneering Miami radio
    9  station WIOD-AM began broadcasting in 1926, and
   10         WHEREAS, North Bay Island was actually created from the
   11  dredging that took place in Biscayne Bay, and, by 1941, 12 homes
   12  occupied the residential lots that had been laid out along the
   13  island’s palm-lined streets, and
   14         WHEREAS, in similar fashion, Harbor Island and Treasure
   15  Island both took shape from dredge and fill activities, with
   16  multifamily developments and single-family homes shaping those
   17  communities’ residential growth, and
   18         WHEREAS, North Bay Village was incorporated in 1945, and
   19  the city annexed Harbor Island and Treasure Island several years
   20  later, while Broadcast Key, also known as Cameo Island, was
   21  annexed in 1963, and
   22         WHEREAS, during its early years, North Bay Village was
   23  primarily a haven for winter residents, and the city became
   24  widely known for its popular restaurants and nightclubs, which
   25  attracted such celebrities as Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland,
   26  and
   27         WHEREAS, today North Bay Village, the “Three Island
   28  Paradise,” has a population of more than 8,200 people, most of
   29  whom live in the community year-round, and it remains home to
   30  several of South Florida’s most popular restaurants, the
   31  broadcast studios of WSVN-TV, as well as a variety of apartment
   32  buildings, condominiums, and 376 single-family homes, and
   33         WHEREAS, North Bay Village is led by Mayor Connie Leon
   34  Kreps, Vice Mayor Eddie Lim; Commissioners Jose Alvarez, Douglas
   35  N. Hornsby, M.D., and Andreana Jackson; and Village Manager
   36  Frank Rollason, NOW, THEREFORE,
   38  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   40         That the City of North Bay Village is recognized on the
   41  occasion of the 73rd anniversary of its founding.