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City Hall has Moved
The City of Homestead’s City Hall has been relocated to Portofino Plaza at 650 NE 22 Terrace Homestead, FL 33033. City Hall offices will be open for business on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Portofino Plaza location. Additionally, effective February 1st all public meetings that were previously held in City Hall will be held at the William F. “Bill” Dickinson Community Center, 1601 N. Krome Avenue Homestead, FL 33030. Public meetings include: City Council meetings, Committee of the Whole, Community Redevelopment Agency, Planning & Zoning Board, Special Master Hearing and all city committees.

CIT
Y HALL MOVED...
The City of Homestead relocated all City Hall departments to a new facility in order to minimize the exposure for personnel and visitors to a potentially dangerous environment. 


Why Move










NEW LOCATION
The new location is only a few minutes away in Portofino Plaza at 650 NE 22 Terrace Homestead, FL 33033. 

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REASONS FOR MOVING
After a series of inspections, the three reasons for the relocation are as follows:


Reason #1: City Hall is Contaminated with Radon Gas


Radon Levels GraphInspections found
 
high levels of radon in the facility. Radon, the greatest threat, is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. It enters a building through its water supply and the gaps, cracks, and cavities in the building's foundation. The inspections recorded levels of radon up to 8.9 pCi/L in the existing City Hall facility. Normal Indoor levels should be 1.3 pCi/L and action is required after levels exceed 4.0 pCi/L.





Reason #2: City Hall is Contaminated with Mold

Health Effects of MoldInspections found visible water damage and fungal contamination throughout the facility on the ceilings, walls, floor boards, wallpaper, tiles and carpet. Mold can trigger toxic effects, infections, asthma, and allergic illnesses.







Reason #3: City Hall is Contaminated with Asbestos

Health Effects of AsbestosAsbestos was found in the ceiling texture and flexible ducts throughout the existing facility, which is associated with the following health effects: lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.






WORRIED ABOUT YOUR OWN HOME?

Call a local home inspector to see if radon, mold, or asbestos are found in your home. Home improvement stores also offer do-it-yourself home test kits. For more information on indoor environmental concerns, visit: www.epa.gov/iaq

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LOOKING FORWARD
While plans are being made for a brand new City Hall on Washington Avenue in Downtown Homestead, City staff will call the new temporary location home.


Homestead Public Meetings Move To New Location February 1st

Council Meeting Move

For more information contact the City of Homestead at: 305-224-4400