Aventura Updates: Advisory Board Applications, Park Hours & Aventura Police Reaccreditation

November 19, 2021

The City of Aventura is accepting applications for a limited number of member positions available on the Arts and Cultural Center’s Advisory Board from Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 through Wednesday, December 8th, 2021.

Potential board members should have an interest and/or experience in the performing arts and relevant cultural programming.

The Mission of the Board is to assist the City in maintaining a facility that offers a wide range of quality entertainment year-round and cultivates partnerships with other local and regional organizations to enhance the quality of life for Aventura by providing a variety of performing arts and relevant cultural programming for audiences of all ages.

The downloadable application is available on-line at: www.cityofaventura.com. All completed applications and resumés can be submitted by mail to: Office Of The City Manager 19200 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, Florida 33180. By fax to: (305) 466-8919. Or by e-mail to: wassonr@cityofaventura.com.

Aventura Park Hours Change for the Upcoming Season
The City changed its parks hours of operation for the upcoming winter season as of Sunday, November 7th, 2021. Founders Park, Peace Park and Veterans Park, will be open daily (excluding Tuesdays) from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Waterways Park will be open Monday through Friday (excluding Tuesdays) from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On the weekday(s) when the neighboring Don Soffer Aventura High School is not in session, the park will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Waterways Dog Park will be open daily (excluding Wednesdays) from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Get outdoors and enjoy Aventura’s City Parks! For more information, contact the City of Aventura Community Services Department at: (305) 466-0183. Or via e-mail at: parksrec@cityofaventura.com.

Aventura Police Department Reaccreditation
The Aventura Police Department is scheduled for a virtual assessment as part of a program to achieve reaccreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. The assessment will occur Monday, November 15th, 2021, Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 and Wednesday, November 17th, 2021.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with the state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

As part of the virtual assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments during a call-in session and public hearing. The call-in session and public hearing provide a venue for members of the public to interact with the assessors, ask questions about the accreditation process, or comment on the Department's compliance with accreditation standards. Anyone wishing to offer comments to the Assessment Team can call: (305) 466-8070. On Monday, November 15th, 2021 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Public Hearing will be conducted virtually via Zoom. To join the session, visit:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86223693467
Webinar ID: 862 2369 3467
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public information session, are limited to ten minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA's standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Aventura Police Department, located at 19200 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, Florida 33180. For more information, call The Aventura Police Department’s Captain, Cosimo Castronovo at: (305) 466-8047.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Aventura Police Department's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them by mail to: The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (GALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155. Or by e-mail to: calea@calea.org with "Aventura Police" listed in the subject line.

This information session is open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in the information session because of that disability should contact the office of the City Clerk no later than two days prior to such proceedings, by calling: (305) 466-8901. Please be advised that one or more members of the Aventura City Commission and Advisory Boards of the City may attend and participate in this public information session.