Village News

Hacking & Hijacking ... View computer hacking and hijacking videos, offered by the Policing Unit to make sure you won’t lose everything from tax forms to photos. MAR 27, 2015

Crime Report ... Get caught up on local Crime & Incident Reports, posted weekly on the Village Policing Unit webpage for your review. MAR 23, 2015

Movie Night Survey ... Thanks for taking our survey to "Pick the Flick" for Earth Week Movie Night, set for April 25 at Coral Reef Park MAR 25, 2014

Thalatta Nature Programs ... Educational series at Thalatta Estate launched Thursday focusing on our local environment. MAR 12, 2015

Flag Football ... Residents are invited to put a team together for Adult Flag Football at Palmetto Bay Park Sunday mornings. MAR 23, 2015

2015 Picnic Coverage ... Thanks for joining us at our Annual Celebration Picnic. Also, dip into details on the Dunk-Tank challenge. MAR 07, 2015

Tree Study ... A Tree inventory study reveals location and condition of 25,566 trees planted on public property in Village. MAR 1, 2015

Garage Sales ... This week's local garage sales are now posted -- also feel free to visit Judy's latest shopping tip, before heading out. MAR 13, 2015

Non-Discrimination ... Palmetto Bay ensures no one is excluded from participation in the benefits of its transit services, and is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more. MAR 2, 2015

Check Register ... Take a look through the books by reviewing the February check register now... Government transparency in action. MAR 1, 2015

Parks & Rec Newsletter ... The March 3 edition of "Village of Parks News" is hot off the press. Read all about it -- and subscribe if you are not already on the list. MAR 3, 2015

Public Meeting Coverage ... Tune in WBAY weekdays at 1 & 7 pm for the March 2 Regular Council Meeting or watch it on-demand. MAR 3, 2015

Parks Calendar ... The Parks & Recreation dept. has updated its calendar of events and its list of park-activity/programming contacts. MAR 2, 2015

Meetings Notices ... Subscribe to the Village's latest resident e-newsletter, dedicated to providing Public Meetings notices. MAR 2, 2015

Dog Park Closes ... Dog Park closes briefly every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month to allow staff time to conduct pest control. NOV 11,  2014

Village News Archive

EDC Breakfast ... County Commissioner Xavier Suarez, Chair of the Miami-Dade Economic Prosperity Committee is keynote speaker at the Economic Development Council (EDC) meeting, March 4. MAR 4, 2015

PBBA Luncheon ... Palmetto Bay Business Association’s (PBBA) Networking Luncheon is March 5. Guest Speak is Barbara S. Stein, Executive Producing Director of the Actor’s Playhouse. MAR 5, 2015

IBus in Service ... Free IBus commuter service is on the road again, for Route A and B commuters. Sorry for any inconvenience. MAR 17, 2014

Flags at Half Staff ... In honor of the service members who lost their lives in the Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter crash March 10. Read more. MAR 10, 2015

Traffic Circle Work ... County restoration of the Village's traffic circle at SW 160 St. and 82 Ave. is nearly completed. Take a look at some photos shot today. FEB 20, 2015

Advisory Boards ... Two advisory committees convene: Tree Advisory Board, March 5; and Art-in-Public-Places on March 11. MAR 5, 2015

Charter Advisory Board ... Charter Revision Commission seeks five members to help determine whether revisions are needed to Village Charter. JAN 17, 2015

Alarm Registration ... If you haven't yet received your alarm-registration renewal, don't be alarmed. We've changed the billing cycle. JAN 13, 2015

PBBA Networking Lunch ... See you at the Palmetto Bay Business Association (PBBA) luncheon. FEB. 5, 2015

Waste Cart Fees … Look for a letter from Miami-Dade County Public Works re annual fees for additional waste carts, now being mailed to thousands of the County's Waste Management customers. FEB 9, 2015

Events Committee ... Council offers seats on Special Events Committee to help with community events defined in Village Budget. DEC. 17, 2014

ChamberSouth Meetings ... Beginning this month, the ChamberSOUTH General Membership Breakfast will be held on the 4th Friday of the month. See you there this Friday. FEB 27, 2015

Park Repairs ... Initial maintenance work at Coral Reef Park's Pine Rockland Preserve has been completed, although additional duties may be performed in the near future. We'll keep you updated JAN 28, 2015

Donate Books, Now ... Do your part to help kids reach their full potential by donating new/gently-used books. A donation box can be found in the Village Hall lobby. See flyer for details. FEB 10, 2015

Black History Month ... Pay tribute to Black life, history, and legacy during Black History Month in February throughout the County. FEB 1, 2015

COW Meeting ... Tune in WBAY daily at 1 & 7 pm for re-runs of the Feb. 17 Committee of the Whole or view it now on-demand. FEB 17, 2014

Thalatta Date Night ... "Date Night at Thalatta" program filled to capacity. We are considering offering this popular activity again soon. FEB 13, 2015





IBus in Service ... Free IBus commuter service is on the road again, for Route A and B commuters. Sorry for any inconvenience. FEB 10 2014

Movie Night Survey ... Thanks for helping us pick "The Proposal" in our recent Pick the Flick survey for the Feb. 14. Movie Night. FEB. 14, 2015

Zoning Hearing ... Tune in WBAY daily at 11 am and 5 pm for re-runs of the Jan. 20 Zoning Hearing or view it on-demand. JAN 21, 2014

Arbor Day ... Council proclaimed Arbor Day in Palmetto Bay, and Boy Scouts planted a tree at Palmetto Bay Park on Jan. 16. JAN 16, 2015

Royal Palms Relocating ... FPL is relocating 25 palms planted under power lines Jan. 16 along the east side of Franjo Road. JAN 16, 2015

Basketball League ... Last date to register for competitive Youth Basketball at Palmetto Bay Park is Jan. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. JAN. 15 2015

Jan 5 Council Meeting ... Tune in WBAY today at 1 p.m. for coverage of the Jan. 5 Regular Council Meeting or watch it on-demand anytime. JAN 6, 2014

Police Honored ... Lt. Carreno and Sgt. Bustamante recognized for service to Village upon their departures and new assignments. JAN 5, 2015

IBus Brochure ... Village IBus general info brochure has been updated. Seniors and commuters may now download it for quick reference. DEC 8, 2014

Downtown Video ... "Charting a New Course" video on Downtown Redevelopment is just one of dozens of home-grown features in our Video Library. NOV 19, 2014

Food Drive ... Driven by the Canal Boat Assoc. and Palmetto Bay Village Hall, the 2014 Holiday Food Drive amassed 1,000 lbs of food. JAN 8, 2015

Waste Management ... To obtain an extra 96-gallon waste cart or request a replacement, please visit our Waste Management webpage for links and resources regarding this important County service. JAN 8, 2015

Video of Rock Event ... See video of the Food & Rock Festival  at Ludovici Park, an independently managed fundraiser event officiated Dec. 6 by Mayor Flinn and members of the Village Council. DEC 6, 2014

Mangowood Festival ... "Miami Hal" Feldman has produced yet another wonderful community video -- this one featuring really cool Christmas Festival coverage from Mangowood. DEC. 23, 2014

COW & Zoning Meeting ... Tune in WBAY daily at 1 & 7 pm for Dec. 15 COW Workshop & Zoning Hearing or watch it on-demand. DEC 16, 2014

Deering Flow Way ... Video captures early phases of an amazing ecological project right here in Palmetto Bay, weekdays on WBAY. DEC. 15, 2014

Canal Boat Food Drive ... Food donation were collected Dec. 20 during the 5th Annual Holiday Boat Parade, sponsored by the Palmetto Bay Canal Boat Association at Coral Reef Park. DEC 20, 2014

Chanukah Celebration ... Mayor Flinn, Village Council, and County Commissioner participated in a Grand Menorah Lighting at Coral Reef Park, Dec. 21, a free event hosted by Chabad of Palmetto Bay. DEC 21, 2014

Swearing-In Ceremony ... Tune in WBAY for the Dec. 1 Council Meeting & Swearing-In (also see photos) or watch it on-demandDEC 2, 2014

MDFR Boating Tips ... Boating is a big deal in South Dade. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue reminds us to remember to sail safely. OCT 29, 2014

Holiday e-Currents ... Please visit our latest edition of the resident newsletter, e-Currents, for a summary of holiday events in the Village of Palmetto Bay. DEC 11, 2014

Run-Off Results ... Please view the unofficial results of the Nov. 25 Run-Off Elections in Palmetto Bay on our Elections page.  NOV 25 2014

New Commissioner ... Meet our newly elected District-8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, who was sworn in Nov. 24. Welcome! NOV. 24, 2014

Local Firm Food Drive ... Village Council is invited to BCA Financial Services headquarters at Palmetto Bay Village Center to recognize employee food drive. NOV. 18, 2014

New e-Currents ... Thanksgiving edition of Palmetto Bay's resident newsletter, e-Currents, is now available to subscribers. NOV 21, 2014

Eagle Scout Project ... An aspiring Eagle Scout invites residents to help paint tiles at Art Thyme Studio, Saturday for his Heroes'’ Wall Project. NOV 22, 2014

Howard Palmetto Baseball ... Softball/Baseball registration is in full swing! Sign up your kids now -- great fun and new friends. NOV 17, 2014

Kayak Tour ... Make reservations for the season's final Mangrove Eco-Tour, launching from Thalatta Estate Nov. 30. NOV 30, 2014

Abide by ADA ... Other than the Dog Park, no pets are allowed in our parks – with the exception of “Service Animals.” Sorry to report, some residents have actually been abusing this ADA provision. NOV 6, 2014

Veterans Day ... Village hosts a Veteran's Day Recognition Ceremony Nov. 11 at Palmetto Bay Park with American Legion and Boy Scouts. NOV. 11, 2014

PBBA Luncheon ... Palmetto Bay Business Association networking luncheon is Thursday, Nov. 6, at Christ Fellowship Church, featuring guest speaker Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books. Get details. NOV. 06, 2014

Meeting Rebroadcast ... Tune in for rebroadcasts of the Nov. 3 Regular Council Meeting from our on-demand library or WBAY-TV. NOV. 4, 2014

Elections Page ... We revamped our Elections-2014 webpage. Please visit us for general election info, forms, and other resources. OCT 20, 2014

DARE Fair Vendors ... Vendors take advantage of early-bird rates for the DARE Arts & Crafts Fair, Nov. 15, hosted by Village Police. AUG 26, 2014

State of the Village ... Please view photos of the Mayor's State of the Village Address on the Palmetto Bay Facebook. OCT 22 , 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

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

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

Perrine Kids Celebrate ... Students at Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts (8851 SW 168 Sr., Palmetto Bay) celebrate during Hispanic Heritage Assembly. Oct. 16, at 9 a.m. OCT 16, 2014

Meeting Coverage ... Watch WBAY rebroadcasts of the Oct. 6 Regular Council Meeting or view the meeting from our video library. OCT 06 , 2014

Truck Spraying ... Mosquito Control missions by the County continue across Miami-Dade Friday morning, with truck spraying taking place here in Palmetto Bay. OCT 03, 2014

Croc Wranglers ... Village Police go way beyond the call of duty by removing this 8-foot croc inside the Old Cutler Grove gated community at SW 67th Avenue & 138 Terrace OCT 2, 2014

Tennis Team Challenge ... Local tennis players represented the Coral Reef Tennis Center at the Sept. 21-22 Team Tennis Regional State event. SEP 21, 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

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

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

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

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

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