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Surfside commissioners vote to honor victims in memorial

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JOSE A IGLESIAS
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Miami Herald
Workers for HistoryMiami bag items to be preserved from the Surfside memorial on Monday, August 30, 2021.

With the loved ones of those who died in the Surfside condo collapse looking on, Surfside commissioners took initial steps Tuesday to honor the victims with a memorial and tighten inspection requirements for older buildings in town.

The commission voted Tuesday to pursue the creation of a memorial where the street immediately north of the Champlain Towers South Condo property meets the beach. Commissioners also took a preliminary vote to shorten the county-mandated 40-year re-certification process for aging buildings by 10 years.

The re-certification item will require a second vote to go into effect.

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