Village News

Co-Ed Kick Ball ... Register for adult co-ed Kick Ball. Entry fee info and team details are available on the Parks page, or call Palmetto Bay Park Supervisor Marty Tejeda at 305-251-2751. SEP 30, 2014

Parks Calendar ... The Parks & Recreation dept. has updated its calendar of events and its list of park-activity/programming contacts OCT 01, 2014

Crime Report ... Get caught up on local Crime & Incident Reports, posted weekly on the Village Policing Unit webpage for your review. SEP 22, 2014

Tennis Play Day ... Hit with the latest Wilson "Spin Effect" rackets at the Oct. 8 Tennis Play Day, hosted by Parks & Rec. OCT 08, 2014

Truck Spraying ... Mosquito Control missions by the County continue across Miami-Dade Tuesday morning, with truck spraying taking place here in Palmetto Bay. SEP 30, 2014

Check Register ... Government transparency in action: Take a look through the books by reviewing the July check register now. SEP 02, 2014

Police Safety Fair ... Village Police invite you to attend a Security & Safety Fair at Hall Village to raise awareness, help protect citizens, and have family fun. See news coverage. OCT. 11, 2014

Dog Park Posting ... Please check out your Village's Dog Park Facebook this morning for a posting re a couple of lost pooches now being safely housed until their rightful owners are found. SEP 29, 2014

Weekly Garage Sales ... This week's local garage sales are now posted -- also feel free to visit Judy's latest shopping tip, before heading out this weekend. SEP 26, 2014

Annual Budget ... Review the Village's Proposed Budget for FY 2014-15, which was approved with some changes by Village Council Sept. 22 at the final Budget Hearing. SEP 22, 2014

Popular Links … New addition to Popular Links page: KLA School of Palmetto Bay, a franchise with 8 schools in So. Florida. Also find links to gov’t sites, community groups, and attractions. SEP 19, 2014

Dog Park Closes ... Dog Park closes briefly Tuesday, Sept. 23 -- as it does every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month to allow staff time to conduct pest control. SEP 23,  2014

DARE Fundraiser ... Support the DARE program by purchasing reduced-rate Dolphins tickets. Part of proceeds go to Policing Unit's DARE fund. Also read about the upcoming Arts & Crafts Fair. SEP 17, 2014

Gardening Workshops ... There's overgrowing interest in Thalatta Estate's Responsible Gardening Workshops. Register now for the Oct. 10 class, From Garbage to Compost." OCT 10, 2014

Nature Postings ... Get an overview of one of our most popular providers of park programs and adventures, Nature Postings, Inc. SEP 15, 2014

Search Function ... If you have difficulty finding info here on the Village website, just use the "Search" function. If you find a missing document or a broken link, please simply contact us. SEP 10, 2014

Village News Archive

Chamber South Event ... An event honoring the outgoing & incoming Chairs of Chamber South is an big event in South-Dade. Get details. SEP 19, 2014

Sept. Council Meeting ... Watch rebroadcasts of the Sept. 8 Council Meeting & Budget Hearing daily on WBAY-TV and from our video library. SEP 08, 2014

Drainage Projects ... Crews are busy around town improving street-drainage systems in various neighborhoods. Get an overview of the activity. AUG. 25, 2014

Tree Inventory ... Palmetto Bay is working with a firm to conduct a Village-wide inventory of trees. Staff will be in the field thru December. AUG 22, 2014

Parks Contacts ... Get fast and easy contact information on all our parks programs, from soccer to senior activities. AUG 11, 2014

Like us on Facebook ... If you like Palmetto Bay, make it official: "Like" us on Facebook for fast breaking Village news on events, programs, and policy. AUG 11, 2014

Dengue Fever ... Take precautions against mosquito-borne illness, as three more cases of dengue fever have been reported. AUG 29, 2014

July 4 Video ... Just-released video showcases this summer's July 4 "Experience Downtown" event in the Village's redevelopment district. SEP 01, 2014

PBBA Luncheon ... Palmetto Bay Business Association (PBBA) luncheon is Thursday featuring Col. David W. Smith, Commander of the 482 Operations Group at Homestead Air Reserve Base. SEP 04, 2014

County Budget ... Watch the County Mayor's Budget Town Hall now from our on-demand library or on Palmetto Bay Gov't Access TV-WBAY. AUG. 27, 2014

Hurricane Cristobal ... Cristobal has moved north into the Atlantic, after posing no threat to South Florida -- but serving as a gentle reminder that the realities of Hurricane Season 2014 are upon us. AUG 26, 2014

Labor Day ... Palmetto Bay observes Labor Day. All Parks will be open during regularly scheduled hours, however Village Hall offices will be closed. SEP 01, 2014

School Carnival ... Residents enjoyed the Back-to-School Carnival, Aug. 9, with free back packs, compliments of Gus Machado. See photos. AUG 9, 2014

Green Corridor ... Palmetto Bay is leading the green team, as announced at Ygrene's Aug. 1 Clean Energy Green Corridor District Meeting. AUG 01, 2014

"Friendly" Film Location ... Read Miami Today's review of Palmetto Bay as one of the County's most attractive suburban film and TV locations. JUL 16, 2014

Fitch Affirms with "AA" ... Fitch Ratings agency affirms “AA” rating on $14 million in bonds and assigns an “AA+” implied general obligation bond rating to the Village. Read more. JUN 02, 2014

Downtown District ... Could Downtown Palmetto Bay someday be considered a viable option for professionals seeking an alternative from high-priced downtown Miami? AUG. 10, 2014

Back to School News ... School Board Vice Chair hosts an informal Q-and-A, Aug. 13; take advantage of the back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday; check if your children are due for back-to-school immunizations. AUG 1, 2014

Independence Day ... See plenty of photos -- and some hot dog videos -- of Palmetto Bay's Downtown  Independence Day Celebration. JUL 4, 2014

COW Canceled ... Please be advised that the July 16 Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting has been canceled. JULY 14, 2014

July 7 Meeting Coverage ... See on-demand video of the July 7 Council Meeting -- or tune in WBAY daily on Channels 77/99 (Comcast/Uverse). JUL 08, 2014

Special e-Currents ... Read all about our recent gardening workshop at on the shore of Biscayne Bay at Thalatta Estate -- in e-Currents. JUL 11, 2013

Parks Calendar ... One quick glance at Parks & Recreation's monthly calendar of events -- and you know you're living in "The Village of Parks!" JUL 14, 2014

Machado Re-Opening ... Village Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Council attend a Grand Re-Opening of Gus Machado Ford of Kendall Thursday evening. Congratulations! JUL 17, 2014

Nonprofit Bike-a-Thon ...The Glory House, a non-profit that provides hope and assistance to sex-trafficking victims, rents space at Ludovici Park to host a bike-ride fundraiser. JUL 26, 2014

Free Day at Deering ... Our good neighbors at the Deering Estate at Cutler host a fee-free P.L.A.Y. day at the park honoring Palmetto Bay with complimentary admission, July 20. Read more. JUL 20, 2014

Summer Camp ... Register your kids weekly thru August. See recent news coverage. Also join weekly RAD/Kids safety training. JUL 01, 2014

Meeting Coverage ... Watch on-demand coverage of the June 23 Special Council Meeting or watch WBAY daily on Channels 77/99 (Comcast/Uverse). JUN 23, 2014

Lost & Found ... Please visit our Animal Services page for related links to resources and info -- and please see this latest posting of the cutest duo of dogs that needs to find home. JUN 26, 2014

Thalatta Crabs … Thalatta Estate Park is crawling today with hundreds of Giant Blue Land Crabs -- a little disconcerting for some first-timers, as you will see in this video. JUN 20, 2014

COW Meeting Coverage ... Watch on-demand video of the June 18 Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting or watch the meeting on WBAY daily at noon and 7 p.m. JUN 18, 2014

Tree Trimming ... FPL conducts line-maintenance trimming trees in two Village neighborhoods in June. View project maps. JUN 9, 2014

Independence Day e-Blast ... Not yet a subscriber to the Village newsletters? Sign up now -- and read all about the upcoming Independence Day in Palmetto Bay. JUN 16, 2014

Father's Day Fishing ... Thalatta Estate's Father's Day Clinic, June 15, offered skills training, eco-conservation education -- and fishing tips by pro-angler Captain Mo. JUN 15, 2014

Summertime Preview ... See the latest edition of e-Currents for a comprehensive review of summer programs and activities in the Village of Parks. JUN 2, 2014

Sidewalk Repairs ... A sidewalk improvement program kicks off today throughout the Village, for about a month. See if your address is on the list of where work will be conducted. JUN 4, 2014

Meeting Coverage ... Access on-demand coverage of the June 2 Regular Council Meeting on your laptop, desktop, or hand-held device -- now! JUN 03, 2014

Drainage Improvements ... Drainage work gets underway (pun intended!) June 16. Door-hanger flyers were distributed in affected neighborhoods -- and please drive safely in work areas. JUN 16, 2014

Downtown Event Video ... "A Downtown Experience" features coverage of the festive evening, March 14, hosted by the Redevelopment Task Force. Also see photos. APR 08, 2014

Finance Committee ... Council wishes to appoint five members to its newly formed Financial Advisory Board. Get qualification information and an application. MAY 15, 2014

Parks WI-FI is Easy ... Learn more about connecting at Village parks with your laptops and hand-held devices and phone cell phones, via Wi-Fi. JUN 2, 2014

Crime Report ... The weekly Crime & Incident Report is posted here by the Village Policing Unit, a division of Miami-Dade Police Department. MAY 27, 2014

Salad Restaurant ... Business Journal reports a gourmet salads restaurant plans to open a Palmetto Bay restaurant later this year – the franchise's 11th location. MAY 29, 2014

RAD/KIDS Summer ... Village Police are offering weekly RAD/KIDS empowerment training for kids 9 to 11 years old during Summer Camp. Read more. JUNE 9, 2014

Hurricane Communications ... We just updated the Disaster Preparedness web-page with FEMA's new website, a new Red Cross app, and another new app called Hurricane Hound. MAY 15, 2014

Love Your Website ... With more than 38,000 “page-views” on the Village website last month, which webpages are the top 5 most-visited? MAY 21, 2014

Emergency Repairs ... On Friday, May 23, 9am - 1pm, FPL is closing the northbound right lane of SW 87 Ave., south of SW 144 St., to replace a broken utility pole. Police will provide assistance with traffic. MAY 23, 2014

Roadway Work Continues ... Roadway resurfacing projects continue in Palmetto Bay. Next up: SW 152 St. Read more. MAY 20, 2014

PACE  Financing ... Commercial property owners can obtain PACE financing to make improvements in their buildings that lower utility bills, reduce repair costs, and increase property values. MAY 21, 2014

Finance Honored ... Village's award-winning Finance Dept. nabs yet another honor -- the "Tyler Excellence Award" for embracing technology to solve challenges. MAY 8, 2014

Welcome Bupa ... Welcome Bupa Global Corp. and your 450 divisional employees to the Palmetto Bay community. Please enjoy these event photos and see recent news coverage MAY 14, 2014

Budget Season Opener ... If you missed the May 12 Budget Workshop, feel free to view the proceedings -- at your leisure -- from the Village's on-demand video library. MAY 12, 2014

Thalatta Education Program ... After months of planning, an Eco-Tour at Thalatta Estate with mangrove education and bay tours made a big splash during Earth Week. APR 27, 2014

Check Register ... Your "transparent" Village provides you an opportunity to look at the books -- review the April check register now. MAY 01, 2014

Downtown Event Video ... "A Downtown Experience" features coverage of the festive evening, March 14, hosted by the Redevelopment Task Force. Also see photos. APR 08, 2014