Public Notices


Public notice is hereby given that the Village of Palmetto Bay, Florida has enacted a Resolution (Resolution 2019-120) changing the name (co-designating) a portion of SW 83rd Avenue between SW 168th Street and SW 172nd Street as “Irving Whitman Way”. This name change is effectively immediately and has been duly recorded with the United States Postal Service.

This public notice is in accordance with Village Ordinance 2005-12 relating to re-naming or co-designate Village facilities, roads, streets and public ways within Village boundaries for individuals that have made a significant contribution to the community, furthering the Village’s good name and image and further stating that, the contribution may demonstrate an achievement through volunteerism, leadership, public service, and/or other services considered extraordinary or long term in nature.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding.  Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in the form of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Funds will be provided in accordance with Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.


Village of Palmetto Bay

Project Title:

HMGP-4337-601-Village of Palmetto Bay, Sub-Basin 61 Improvements, Drainage

Location of Proposed Work:

The area affected by this project consists of homes in the following locations:

SW 156th Street & SW 160th Street between SW 78th Avenue & SW 77th Court in Palmetto Bay, FL 33157  


Proposed Work and Purpose:

Proposed Work is to clean and flush all sediment and debris from existing catch basins, pipes, outfalls, and adjust catch basin elevations and install additional infrastructure to provide sediment traps and pollution retardant baffles to protect the exfiltration trench. The project will involve constructing additional catch basins, manholes, culverts, storm pipes and exfiltration trench to interconnect the basins. 

The purpose of this proposed work is to alleviate continued flooding to the above identified locations where there is a history of flooding and complaints by residents. Also, calculations found in the Village Stormwater Master Plan based on the detailed hydrologic and hydraulic calculations for sub-basin 61, indicates it is subject to flooding during all design storm events and the sub-basin does not meet the performance goal criteria for a 5-year, 24-hour or a 100-year, 72-hour storm event .

Project Alternatives:

The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) rent a vac con truck to clean sub-basin 61 drainage. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) repetitive flooding is not alleviated and the needs of the community would not be served; and Alternative 2) does not resolve the flooding issue of the community and is cost prohibitive, and therefore not practicable.

Comment Period:

Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project.  The comments should be made in writing and addressed to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100.  These are due within 30 days of this notice.  The State will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed.  Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:

Dionisio Torres , Public Services Director                                       (305) 969-5011
Village of Palmetto Bay                                                                                                       

Naomi Iglesias-Miranda, State Environmental Specialist                 (850) 815-4580
Florida Division of Emergency Management