Bay Harbor Islands’ governing body consists of seven dedicated individuals. Elected at large, each member of the Town Council is elected by the voters of the town to serve a four-year term. These terms are staggered so that only a portion of the Town Council is up for election each year. This method has resulted in a remarkably stable government for Bay Harbor Islands since its incorporation in 1947. The salary for each elected official is $1 per year, as it has been since the Town’s inception. These annual salaries are traditionally donated each year to a worthy cause.
The Town Council welcomes your attendance at meetings. To confirm all meetings dates and times, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 305-866-6241. All meetings, unless regarding topics specifically exempt by state law, are 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 these meetings because of that disability should contact the Office of the Town Clerk not later than two days prior to such proceedings.
Anyone wishing to appeal any decision made by the Bay Harbor Islands Town Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.