• Town of Palm Shores mandates face coverings

    Town of Palm Shores mandates face coverings
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    PALM SHORES ― The town of Palm Shores issued a COVID-19 emergency order requiring the use of face coverings beginning at 12 p.m. on July 9 until rescinded.
    Carol M. McCormack, mayor of Palm Shores, issued the order stating:
    "Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Town of Palm Shores Mayor by the Town Council of the Town of Palm Shores, in further effort to reduce the potential spread of the deadly COVID-19 Virus, I hereby declare that the Town of Palm Shores requires that every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the Town of Palm Shores wear a face covering in any indoor public location, other than their home or residence, and in any public outdoor location when not maintaining social distancing from other person(s), excluding family members or companions. All businesses are encouraged to prohibit entry of a person who is not wearing a face covering with the exception of those below listed persons. The Town Order shall be placed on the entry door to all indoor business locations. Facial coverings are not required to be worn by the following persons:
    Persons under the age of two years;
    Persons for whom a face covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition;
    Persons working in a business or profession who do not have interactions with other persons;
    Persons exercising while maintaining social distancing;
    Persons working in an office when all interactions with others is done with social distancing as recommended by all the CDC;
    Persons while eating and/or drinking at a restaurant; provided, however face coverings must otherwise be worn in restaurants; and Public safety, fire and other life safety and health care personnel, as their personal protective equipment requirements will be governed by their respective agencies.
    The requirement shall not apply when a person who is hearing-impaired needs to see the mouth of someone wearing a face covering in order to communicate.
    Done and ordered this 9th day of July 2020."
  • Satellite Beach requires customers to wear masks at 'essential' businesses, citing COVID-19

    Satellite Beach now requires customers and employees to wear masks inside "essential" businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores and gas stations.

    During a Monday night special meeting, the Satellite Beach City Council approved an emergency ordinance enacting the mask mandate, citing increasing COVID-19 cases.

    "We're not that big of a city. So it's one grocery store — Publix — Walgreens, CVS and some gas stations in our community," City Manager Courtney Barker said this morning.

    Violators could face warnings and increasing civil fines of up to $500. Police officers and code enforcement officers can enforce the mask mandate, Barker said.

    Fine for a first offense is $100, increasing to $250 for a second offense, and $500 for third and successive offenses.

  • Condolences to the Family of Phil Rooney

    It is with a heavy heart that we notify you of the passing of one of our members, Phil Rooney. A well-loved Realtor® with Edwards Realty, Son-in-law to our members Lisa and David Durgin, and lifelong resident of Cocoa Beach, FL, Phil passed away June 30, 2020 at the age of 44.

    He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Anne, and their children Nathan, Leah and her partner Michael Abston.  His mother Marcia Rooney, brother Chris Rooney and partner Bridget Johnson, niece Ayla Rooney.  Along with his in-laws Lisa and David Durgin of Cocoa Beach.  He was predeceased by his father Pat Rooney, and his grandparents Tom and Vera Tressler.

    Phil was a Broker Associate at Edwards Realty in Cocoa Beach for 18 years he worked and helped to build the family business. Phil was very involved in the Realtor® Association giving back to his profession by serving as Chairman for the Professional Standards Committee in 2019, serving on the Grievance and Property Management Committee for several years and gave back to his community serving on the Brevard’s Children and Families in Need Committee. Phil was a family man first, his family was his world.  He loved his wife and children.  Anyone that knew him knew that he loved golf, horseshoes, and darts.  He was an outstanding cook and hosted many of his famous barbecues.  Phil has touched many lives in the community as a lifelong resident of Brevard County.  He was a friend to many, never without a smile, and a good thing to say about everyone.  His laugh was contagious!  Phil would want us to list all of his friends, but there are hundreds of you!  You all know who you are, and if you were touched by him you will have wonderful memories to carry you along.

    In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asked that donations be sent to Brevard Children and Families in Need.

    A service is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on July 7, 2020 at Space Coast Association of Realtors® 2950 Pineda Plaza Way Palm Shores, FL  32940.

  • Be a part of the Biggest Florida Waterway Clean Up Project Ever!

    We’ve partnered with Florida Realtors to be a part of the biggest Florida Waterway Clean Up project ever!

    Check Out This Video

    Join our community outreach committee at a distance while we clean up the Brevard Waterways. Under normal circumstances we would get together and do the clean up, however to practice safe social distancing and to be responsible community partners we will be participating together, apart.

    Here’s what you can do to help: grab your family or friends, distance yourselves 6ft apart, pick up any trash or debris (especially after Fourth of July celebrations) and let’s keep Brevard and it’s waterways beautiful!


    This “event” will be July 4th to July 11th. You can record your progress with the Clean Swell app — available from the Apple Store and Google Play which records clean-up history tracking, time spent, distance covered and pounds of trash cleaned up.

    Be sure to share your photos on social media and use hashtag #cleanupfloridawaters