Village News


APR 03 - Special Council Meeting: Attend public hearing, Village Hall, 6 pm
APR 03 - Proclamation, presentations, and awards (immediately predecing Council Meeting), 6:30 pm
APR 03 - Regular Council Meeting: Attend monthly Council Meeting, Village Hall, 7 pm
APR 04 - Education Advisory Committee: Participate at committee meeting, Village Hall, 6:30 pm
APR 04 - Traffic Public Meeting: District 1 residents are invited to discuss traffic data, Village Hall, 7 pm
APR 05 - Partnership Adv. Committee: Attend committee meeting, 6:30 pm, Village Hall
APR 05 - Town Hall Meeting: Join in discussion to review budget & resident priorities, Village Hall, 7pm
APR 06 - Youth Community Involvement Board: Participate at committee meeting, Village Hall, 5 pm
APR 06 - Parks & Rec. and Comm. Outreach Committee: Committee meeting, 6:30 pm, Village Hall
APR 06 - Parks Master Plan Meeting: Give us your input, Edward & Arlene Feller Comm. Rm, 7 pm
APR 11 - Traffic Public Meeting: District 3 residents are invited to discuss traffic data, Village Hall, 7 pm
APR 12 - Tree Advisory Board: Participate at committee meeting, Village Hall, 5 pm
APR 17 - Zoning Hearing: Attend monthly Zoning Hearing, Village Hall, 7 pm
APR 18 - Traffic Public Meeting: District 2 residents are invited to discuss traffic data, Village Hall, 7 pm
APR 19 - Committee of the Whole:  Attend the monthly workshop, Village Hall, 7pm
APR 20 - Art in Public Places Committee: Attend committee meeting, Village Hall, 6:30 pm
APR 20 - Mass Transit Town Hall Meeting: Participate in mass transit Town Hall, Village Hall, 7 pm
APR 21 - Parks Master Plan Meeting: Provide input for Parks Master Plan, Palmetto Bay Park, 7 pm
APR 22 - Earth Day: Join us for our series of events as we celebrate Earth Day, Coral Reef Park, Various
APR 27 - Parks Master Plan Meeting: Provide input for Parks Master Plan, Coral Reef Park, 7 pm



Downtown Urban Village Code...Wondering what the DUV is?  Learn about the Downtown Urban Village code in this short but informational videoPosted 3/16/17

Weekly Traffic Calming Update ... Everyone is encouraged to attend the public traffic meetings with our Traffic Engineer scheduled for April!   Check out our Weekly Traffic Calming publication for the week ending March 17th for more information on this and the Temporary Speed Hump program. Updated 3/17/17

Relay for Life 2017...We would like to extend a big "Thank You" to everyone who participated in the Relay for Life Event on March 18th, 2017, and also our neighboring cities, Town of Cutler Bay and the Village of Pinecrest.  POSTED 3/20/17

Traffic & Mobility Town Hall...thank you to everyone who came out for the Traffic and Mobility Town Hall last night. Special thanks to MPO Executive Director Aileen Boucle, MDC Deputy Director Frank Guyamier and Commissioner Levine Cava.  Transit and the SMART plan were discussed at this Town Hall and a presentation concerning the DUV was made by Interim Planning Director, Travis Kendall.  See the Manager's and the Mayor's presentations to the County Commissioners and the presentation by former FDOT Secretary Cleary explaining the financial considerations for the project. POSTED 3/17/17

Downtown Redevelopment Presentation...if you missed the presentation by renowned land planner and architect, Victor Dover, FAICP, LEED-AP, CNU-ACCREDITED, catch it again on WBAY or watch it now on your computer or mobile device. Updated 3/16/17

Participate in Education Survey ... The Village of Palmetto Bay's Education Advisory Committee has partnered with Miami Palmetto Adult Education & Community School to offer classes and activities that are fun and engaging. Please take a brief survey to tell us what kind of activities and classes you are interested in taking.

Rubberized Trail Repairs @ Coral Reef Park ... The majority of the repairs to the rubberized trails located on the east side of Coral Reef Park have been made. Some minor repair work is scheduled to be completed this week. If you have any questions, please contact our Public Services Department at 305-969-5011. Updated 3/6/17

Rabies Alert ... The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Miami-Dade has confirmed a second raccoon, killed by a car in the Kendall area, has tested positive for rabies and has prompted a 60 day alert. In response, DOH-Miami-Dade is extending the rabies alert boundaries in Miami-Dade County as follows: SW 72nd Street (Sunset Drive) to the North, SW 128th Street to the South, SW 87th Avenue to the East, Florida Turnpike to the West. Rabies vaccinations play a crucial role as the first defense for your pet against this deadly disease. Ensure your dogs and cats are protected by keeping rabies vaccinations up-to-date. Click here for more information.

Annual Picnic ... Thank you to all of our residents, neighbors, and friends who joined us for our Annual Picnic Celebration as we celebrated 15 years of incorporation for our beautiful Village. Click here for photos. Posted 3/6/17.

FPL Maintenance Line Clearing In Progress ... Florida Power and Light has begun maintenance line clearing and trimming throughout the Village and along US-1. The maintenance work happening here and here is expected to be completed by the end of the month. Please use caution and watch for FPL workers. UPDATED 3/1/17

County Pilot Program on Old Cutler Road...In an effort to lessen the traffic impact on Farmer Road, the Village has re-installed temporary speed humps between SW 136 Street and Old Cutler Road that will remain in place for the duration of the 90-day county pilot project. The Miami-Dade County's Department of Transportation and Public Works initiated the pilot project  on Jan. 31 to assess whether traffic conditions are improved by restricting northbound left turns at the intersection of Old Cutler Road and SW 136 Street.  Updated 2/1/17

2017 Legislative Priorities for the Village ... The 2017 State Legislative Session is currently underway.  See the legislative priorities for the Village of Palmetto Bay this year.

You Can Do It With "Get Fit Palmetto Bay 2017"... a yearlong fitness and wellness program for the entire community.  Take advantage of wellness workshops, fitness classes and more throughout 2017 to reach your personal fitness goals. Posted 1/17/17

Check Out The Winter Edition of Our Play-by-Play Recreation Guide ... The Village of Parks has issued its special 15th Year Anniversary Edition of the Play-by-Play Recreation Guide for January-March. The Play-by-Play, in its second edition, is a comprehensive guide outlining Village events, programs, services, and park information. Residents can expect the publication delivered to their door the first week of January. Be sure to check it out to see what the Village of Palmetto Bay has in store for you this Winter! Updated 1/5/17

Mosquito Protection Awareness...We encourage all residents to visit our Mosquito Protection Awareness page for updates, links and information about the Zika virus and protecting yourself and your home from mosquitoes.


Village News Archive


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Run, Walk & Stroll 2K event on Saturday, February 25 organized by Voices for Cerebral Palsy, also known as Samantha’s Purpose.  This charitable organization works to increase awareness and understanding of Cerebral Palsy through community events.  Photos here! POSTED 2/27/17 

Safe Routes to School Improvements Town Workshop ... On Wednesday, February 8, the Village of Palmetto Bay together with design engineer, R.J. Behar hosted a town workshop to discuss the details of the Coral Reef Elementary and Perrine Elementary Safe Routes to School (SRTS) improvements project designed to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools. The presentation can be viewed here. Additional proposed improvements can be seen here Updated 2/9/17

SMART Plan Update ... Following a meeting with the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works on January 27, recent updates were made to the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit "SMART" Plan. Click here to view the updated plan and be sure to view the new alternatives being considered for the north and south corridors. Posted 2/12/17

MDC To Provide Public Notice When Removing Traffic Control Devices From County Roads ... Following a resolution passed by the Palmetto Bay Village Council in 2016 and after much community input, our County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava passed a resolution directing Mayor Gimenez or his designee to develop a plan to provide reasonable public notice prior to the removal of traffic control devices from County roads. Click here to see the resolution.

Run, Walk & Stroll 2K for Cerebral Palsy Registration Now Open ... Join the Village of Palmetto Bay at the 2017 Run, Walk & Stroll 2K for Cerebral Palsy at Coral Reef Park on Saturday, Feb. 25. The event will begin with the run, walk and stroll at 4:00pm. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be used to fund our sensory gardens and swings to benefit individuals with disabilities at Coral Reef Park. Register here today!

Installation of New Wastewater Line Continues ... Miami-Dade County's WASD and V-Engineering were able to complete the connection of the 6-inch wastewater line from the existing sewer pump station 746 located at 16301 SW 80 Avenue.  The work was completed on Saturday, February 11, 2017 as scheduled.  UPDATED 2/14/17

Canal Maintenance Continues Throughout February...Cleaning and maintenance of the Bel Aire Canal and the Maral Estates Canal sections is scheduled to begin during the month of February. Please be advised that contractors will be working in these areas throughout the month until work has been completed.  Please contact the Village Public Services Department at 305-969-5011 with any questions.  POSTED 2/1/17

Camping in the Park & Movie Night Registration is Now Closed ... The most anticipated, family-friendly, overnight adventure is coming to Coral Reef Park for the Village’s 2nd annual Camping in the Park & Movie Night set for Saturday, February 4th - Sunday, February 5th. Online registration is now closed!  Updated 1/26/17

Miami-Dade County Marine Patrol in C100 Canal ... In collaboration with Miami-Dade County Police, initial police patroling through the canal that runs through the village took place on Friday, Jan. 20. Here is a photo of our County Marine Patrol at work within Palmetto Bay municipal boundaries. Violators beware.

Water Line Maintenance Completed by Miami Dade County...Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department has completed the work on the 48” water main located on SW 87 Ave between SW 100 & SW 114 Streets. The water line is expected to be placed back in service by the end of this week following final authorization from the Department of Health. For more information, or to report a problem, please contact Miami-Dade County at 305-665-7477. See media releaseUpdated 1/18/17

Traffic Counters Installed Throughout District 2 ...  Marlin Engineering has resumed the installation of traffic counters in District 2.  Data will be collected through January 20th.  New counters will be installed in District 3 next week and data will be collected through January 31st.  For more information, please read about the Comprehensive Traffic Calming Study update in our weekly traffic publication.  Updated 1/17/17

Installation of Pedestrian Signals on SW 176 Street and Old Cutler Road Complete ... Miami-Dade County crews have completed the installation of pedestrian countdown signals at the intersection of SW 176 Street and Old Cutler Road.  Information concerning the new signal was first reported on our weekly Traffic Calming Update for December 9th. Click here for photos. Updated 12/15/16

"Yield to Pedestrian Sign" Has Been Reinstalled ... The “Yield to Pedestrian” sign on the south side of SW 82nd Avenue at the intersection of SW 148th Drive has been reinstalled! The sign was reported missing earlier this week and was swiftly reinstalled by Vilage staff. See photo here.

Curbside Christmas Tree Pickup to Begin After Jan. 6 ... Curbside pickup of Christmas trees for Miami-Dade Solid Waste Management customers will begin after January 6th. Please place your tree at the curb by this date and crews will remove your tree. Please note that your tree will not be collected by your regular driver. The automated equipment cannot collect waste that is not containerized in the green cart.
If you prefer not to wait until then, you may drop off your tree for recycling at a Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Center or at the West Dade Home Chemical Collection Center near Doral.The centers are open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily (except on the MLK holiday). Trees are not accepted at the Chapman Field Center. Clean trees, free of tinsel and other decorations will be recycled into Christmas tree mulch/chips.

Palmer Trinity School Work on Old Cutler Road and 184th Street Now Complete ... The roadwork on Old Cutler Road and SW 184th Street is now complete and the southbound lane on Old Cutler is currently open. There is still some remaining equipment that needs to be picked up and sod will be laid in the near future. POSTED 12/15/16

Staying Safe This Holiday Season ... As we prepare to enjoy this holiday season with our loved ones, the Village of Palmetto Bay Policing Unit reminds you to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity. Click here to check out the holiday safety tips. POSTED 12/5/16

Stay Safe This Holiday Season with These Holiday Tips...Holiday Safety Tips from your Policing Unit
Sergeant Dennys Fernandez from Miami-Dade Police Department

Season Greetings Palmetto Bay Residents,

As we prepare to enjoy this holiday season with our loved ones, the Village of Palmetto Bay Policing Unit reminds you to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to us. During these times, thieves target vehicles and residences for your holiday treats. With millions of gifts being ordered and delivered for the holidays, we ask our residents not to leave packages unattended, specially during working hours.

Here are some friendly tips to avoid being a victim of this crime:
- Require a signature for the package
- Have it shipped to a relative that will be home or your workplace
- Ask a trusted neighbor to bring packages inside for safekeeping

It is also important to remember that some real life Grinches may be lurking in the shadows to steal your holiday cheer. This holiday season, keep your loved ones and your valuables safe by following these 7 simple steps to avoid holiday havoc:

  1. Always be aware of your surroundings. People who pay attention are less likely to become victims.
  2. Make sure your vehicle is locked and the windows are closed before you do your shopping.
  3. Avoid leaving any gifts inside your vehicle.
  4. Park your vehicle in a well-lit area. If your vehicle is parked in a dark area, ask security for an escort when you finish shopping.
  5. As you approach your vehicle, be sure to have your car keys in hand. Avoid fumbling for your keys in the parking lot.
  6. If you discover a problem with your vehicle when you finish shopping, such as a flat tire, request assistance from security or return to the information counter in the shopping center.
  7. Be on the lookout for pickpockets, especially in crowded areas.

Online Scams...As online shopping continues to grow, please check out these resources to learn how you can protect yourself from online scams:

Southwood’s 2nd Annual Festival of the Arts ... It's back! Southwood’s 2nd Annual Festival of the Arts, hosted by the PTSA, is happening Friday, Dec. 9 from 4-7 PM. Admission to unlimited rides sponsored by Cinnamon Stix is $15 and you will have access to phenomenal student performances and showcases by the magnet programs. Food and drinks will be available for sale. Come on by this Friday and see all the amazing things going on at Southwood! Pre-sale tickets are available from 8:30-9:00 AM in the front of the school. Tickets will also be available at the door. Click here for more information!

Unique Abilities Fair- Jonathan's Day...Thank you to CBS 4, our sponsors, guests and patrons for making our Unique Abilities Fair- Jonathan's Day event this past Saturday a great success.  Catch the live video coverage on our Facebook page and stay tuned for more photos of the wonderfully fun event.

Palmetto Bay Outdoor Family Adventures...From kayaking to birdwatching, Palmetto Bay has it all! Learn more about the awesome Outdoor Family Adventures taking place throughout the year. To register and for more information, please visit the Nature Postings website.

Pine Rockland Cleanup...Are you a student and in need of community service hours or just looking to volunteer in helping us restore a Pine Rockland Preserve area? This clean-up includes removal of debris, loose clippings and removal of any invasive species of plants inside the park’s Pine Rockland Preserve area. To volunteer please register here.

Enjoy "Yoga by the Bay" free of charge...Calling all yogis: Beginning in October, Yoga By The Bay will be free through September 2017. for yogis. Registration is required, be sure to check out all of the other wonderful programs we are offering. Posted 9/27/2016

Turkey Point Siren Testing ... Please be advised that the regularly scheduled quarterly siren test of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens will be tested on Friday, December 2nd at approximately 1 pm and last about 20 minutes from start to finish.

First Responders Appreciation Day Poster & Poem Contest ... Thank you to all of our First Responders Appreciation Day Poem Contest and Poster Contest participants. The top two entries from each school will be judged by the Mayor and Councilmembers. Winners will be announced by Monday, Dec. 5 and will receive an ice cream party for his/her class on a date of choosing by the school’s Principal. Updated 11/22/16

Election 2016 ... We would like to congratulate Vice Mayor John DuBois on his re-election to the Vice Mayor seat and Mr. David Singer for being elected Councilmember for District 2. Please refer to our Elections 2016 page for the election results and join us at 7pm on Monday, December 5th at Village Hall for the Swearing-In of the two newly-elected candidates..  Updated 11/29/16.

Miami Palmetto is the First High School Awarded with School of Excellence Designation... Congratulations to Miami Palmetto High School for being the first high school to achieve the School of Excellence Designation! Go panthers! Click here to read the full story. POSTED 11/04/16

Bicycle Repair Station Installed at Ludovici Park ... The Village of Palmetto Bay is happy to announce that the installation of a new bicycle repair station, donated by Palmer Trinity School, at Ludovici Park is complete!  Use of the repair station is free of charge and can be accessed by residents anytime throughout the day.  Additional stations are expected to be installed at Coral Reef Park and SW 72nd Avenue (Bike Boulevard), next to the Deering Estate. Updated 11/03/16

State of the Village Address 2016...Catch highlights from the 2016 State of the Village Address here.  See the Village's accomplishments and initiatives and information about the Palmetto Bay Village Center & Downtown.  Videos featured at the address and photos of the event coming soon!  POSTED 10/21/16

Disaster Preparedness Information...Hurricane Matthew reminded us of the importance to be prepared and stay informed.  We are grateful that our Village fared well in this storm and we are keeping in our prayers the folks living in areas that were seriously impacted by Matthew.  Unfortunately, we are still in hurricane season until the end of November.  Please stay with us here on our website and on our social media channels.  Posted 10/11/16

FY2016-17 Begins with a Unanimously-Approved Budget...Last night, the Village Council adopted the FY2016-17 Operating & Capital Budget (Ordinance 2016-23) and approved the lowest millage rate in Village history (Ordinance 2016-22).  Residents should see a decrease in their municipal tax bill with the new millage rate of 2.3292 mills.  The new fiscal year starts on October 1, 2016.  See the FY2016-17 Adopted Operating & Capital Budget onlineUpdated 10/12/16

Celebrate our Hometown Heroes...On October 29 at 8 p.m., welcome home 77 World War II and Korean War veterans at Miami International Airport as they return on Eastern Airlines Honor Flight #1945, the year the war ended.  The flight returns from Washington D.C. following a visit the war memorials that were created honor these veterans. More info. here.

Won't You Take 5 Minutes for This Survey?...Palmetto Bay is collaborating with FIU to bring courses and training to the Palmetto Bay area.  The goal is to start offering classes right here in your Village by the Summer of 2017.  But first, we need your feedback to develop the right curriculum.  Please take this 5-minute survey and let us know!  POSTED 10/28/16

Update on Canal Signage Applications:  The Village received a total of 3 applications for canal signage which is considerably less than the minimum of 10 that is required by the SFWMD to consider the installation of the signs.  More info. here. POSTED 10/27/16

Village Receives Grant Funding From US Forest Service...The Village of Palmetto Bay received $20,000 in grant funding this year to use towards the purchase of a bucket truck from the US Forest Service. See news release. POSTED 10/17/16

Permanent Speed Hump Installations to Start on 84th Ave...the temporary speed humps on SW 84th Avenue are being removed to be replaced with 4 permanent ones.  The permanent speed humps will be installed in the same location as the temporary humps.  Minor traffic interruptions are expected during construction.  Updates on the progress of this project will be provided on our website and social media sites (links above to social media).  Posted 9/30/16

Education Advisory Committee Survey ... The Village's Education Advisory Committee has put together a short survey and is asking for resident feedback! Answers are anonymous and your input is greatly appreciated. The survey will close on Tuesday, October 11 at 5 pm. Posted 10/03/16

Taste of Palmetto Bay ... Thank you to all of our residents, neighbors, and friends who came out and had a taste of what a night out in the town may feel like. We hope you were able to savor awesome food from local restaurants, enjoy the sound of music and even do some shopping. Click here for photos. Posted 10/03/16

Veterans Park Groundbreaking...We had a great turnout for the Veterans Park Groundbreaking yesterday.  We would like to express our gratitude to the dignitaries, guests and especially the Veterans who attended the ceremony.  See photos of the event.  Posted 9/27/16

An Update from Village Attorney, Dexter Lehtinen ... Click here to read the full update by Village Attorney, Dexter Lehtinen on VMU lawsuit challenging the Village Mixed-Use Zoning and preserving 22-acre pine rockland. Posted 9/23/16

Weekly Traffic Calming Update ... Permanent speed table construction and installation in the area south of SW 168th, north of SW 180th Street from 87th Court to SW 84th Avenue on SW 174th Street, SW 84th Avenue, SW 86th Avenue, and SW 87th Court is set to begin next week. Please click here to read the full update. Posted 9/22/16

Remembering September 11, 2001 ... Today and every day, we remember the fallen and honor our heroes. Our thoughts and prayers are with the survivors and the family members of those who were affected on that tragic day, 15 years ago. Posted 9/9/16

Removal of Stop sign at Corner of 82nd Ave and 148th Dr ... A message from Mayor Eugene Flinn: We have received notification from Miami-Dade County concerning the removal of stop signs at the intersection of SW 148th Street and 82nd Avenue. According to the Assistant Director of Traffic Services at the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works, the County made the decision to remove the signs because the signs are not warranted and county policy is to “not have unwarranted signs, pavement marking, traffic calming devices, etc… throughout the county.” The Village has been advised that this is a countywide effort and other cities including the City of Hialeah, City of North Miami, and the Village of Pinecrest have also had signs removed. It is important for you to know that this was not a decision made by the Village of Palmetto Bay and without the awareness of our County Commissioner. Our concern with removing the stop signs is the safety of our kids who cross that intersection on their way to school. County staff has indicated that they will look into the possibility of adding pedestrian signs or a crosswalk. Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and I want you to know that we are working together to reach a practical solution to this issue and ensure that something is done to preserve the safety of our pedestrians, particularly our children. We are meeting next week to come up with options that can be implemented without delay. Posted 9/9/16

Village Receives Bike Repair Station Donation & $50,000 for Bike Lane from Palmer Trinity ... The Village of Palmetto Bay would like to thank Palmer Trinity for their donation of three brand new bike repair stations that residents will soon be able to use. The Village also received a check for $50,000 for the installation of a future bike lane. Posted 9/7/16

Proposed Village Charter Amendments and Annexation Question ... At the July 11 Council Meeting, the Village Council adopted Resolution 2016-56 relating to the proposed Village Charter Amendments and Annexation Question with the adopted ballot language to be placed on the ballot and submitted to the electors.

Miami Dade County Hurricane Guide ... Miami Dade County is offering great resources and informational links to help residents remain prepared during Hurricane Season. Posted 6/9/16

DTPW Joins Forces with Uber & Lyft ... The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) has joined forces with both Uber and Lyft to ease riders’ commutes and help reduce congestion on the roadways by encouraging more drivers to opt for public transit. Learn more about Uber's & Lyft's participation. Posted 9/6/16

New EV Charging Stations Installed and Ready for Use ... The Village of Palmetto Bay is excited to announce the installation of two new electric vehicle charging stations at Village Hall. These stations can be accessed 24 hours a day and are free of charge! Easy to follow instructions are available on-site. Posted 8/31/16

PokemonGo @ the Park...Thank you to everyone who turned out on Saturday to attend the PokemonGo event.  Despite the unpredicable weather, kids and adults alike enjoyed capturing Pokemon all over Palmetto Bay Park.  See the event photosPOSTED 8/29/16

Traffic Counters Installed Throughout Village....As part of the standard process to install permanent traffic calming devices, traffic counters will be installed throughout the Village. This is a requirement of the process and will not delay implementation. See locations here. For more information, please contact our Public Services DepartmentPosted 8/24/16

New Website Design is On Track ... The Village's new website design is right on target! Our consultant has been working on a design that uniquely captures various features from the Scott County, City of Leuseur, and City of Irving websites to bring to life our website vision. The mock up will be presented to the Village before the end of September. Be sure to stay tuned for more information! Posted 8/25/16

Village Approves First Permanent Traffic Calming Project Since 2010 ... Have you heard the news?! The Village of Palmetto Bay approves first permanent traffic calming project since 2010. Read more. Posted 8/18/16

EMPA Program at FIU Now Accepting Applications ... The Department of Public Administration at Florida International University (FIU) is now accepting applications for its fifth Executive Master of Public Administration Program (EMPA) cohort scheduled to start in January 2017. The EMPA is an accelerated graduate professional degree program, which senior public service managers and executives may complete in just 16 months. Click here for more information. Posted 8/16/16

Mosquito Control Ordinance Passes ... At the Aug. 15 Special Council Meeting, the Palmetto Bay Village Council drafted emergency Ordinance 2016-18 appropriating funding to be used toward mosquito control. Presently, there is NO mosquito emergency in the Village but in an effort to be proactive, the funding will be used to augment the County’s mosquito service as well as provide residents with educational literature. The Village will be sharing videos with helpful information as to what you can do to help keep your home safe from mosquitoes and prevent mosquito breeding in our Village. Should you notice an increase in mosquitoes, please call Miami-Dade County by dialing 3-1-1 to report it. Posted 8/16/16

Manager's Meeting Rescheduled to Aug. 24 ... The Village Manager's meeting with residents of Farmer's Road on Aug. 17 has been rescheduled to Aug. 24 at 7 pm in Village Hall. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact Village Hall should you have any further questions. Posted 8/16/16

Palmetto Bay Becomes First Purple Heart City in South Florida ... A flag-raising ceremony was held Sunday, Aug. 7 to commemorate the honor, which was bestowed by the American Legion, Marlin Moore Post No. 133 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart Veterans. Read more. Posted 8/15/16

Standard & Poor’s Global Rating Upgrades Palmetto Bay's Revenue Bonds Rating from “AA" to "AA+" ... The Village of Palmetto Bay is proud to announce that S&P Global Ratings upgraded the Village’s rating from “AA” to “AA+” on non-ad valorem bonds issued by Florida Municipal Loan Council. Click here to view the official letter. Posted 8/8/16

Mosquito Protection Awareness Information ... Please visit our Mosquito Protection Awareness page for helpful links and information.  Posted 8/5/16

Zika Flash Report #6 ... The Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center has issued Flash Report #6 regarding the Zika Virus. Click here to read the full report.  Posted 7/29/16

Non-Travel Related Zika Virus Information ... The Florida Department of Health has gathered enough information as part of its ongoing investigation into non-travel related cases of Zika in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to conclude that a high likelihood exists that four cases are the result of local transmission. While no mosquitoes trapped tested positive for the Zika virus, the department believes these cases were likely transmitted through infected mosquitoes in the area of NW 5th Avenue to the west, US 1 to the east, NW/NE 38th Street to the north and NW/NE 20th Street to the south. We ask that residents continue to Drain & Cover. The Village of Palmetto Bay will continue to work diligently with Miami-Dade County to protect our residents and their homes. Read more. Posted 7/29/16

MDC Elections is Seeking Poll Workers ... Miami-Dade County Elections is actively recruiting poll workers for the remainder of the 2016 election season. For more information, please click here. Posted 7/27/16

SFWMD: No Tax Increase for Sixth Consecutive Year ... The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board this month continued its commitment to reduce the tax burden on South Florida property owners for a sixth consecutive year. Read more. Posted 7/25/16

The 2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday ... This year's tax holiday runs from August 5 through August 7, 2016. During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax will be collected on purchases of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item, and certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item. For more information, click here. Posted 7/25/16

Spend Your Summer in Palmetto Bay ... Online registration for Camp Palmetto Bay & Tennis Summer Camp is still open. Check out the camp flyer, parent survival guide, and calendar of events for camp dates, locations, fees and camp program information. Posted 7/27/16

The Deering Estate Announces Blue Star Museums Participation ... The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families now through Labor Day, Sept. 5. Read more. Posted 7/25/16

Budget Workshop ... On Tuesday, July 19, the Village held its second Budget Workshop, focusing primarily on user fees, for this budget season. Click here to view the presentation. Posted 7/22/16

Village Gets Final Approval of $7.5 Million Grant ... Palmetto Bay received final approval of its multi-million dollar grant award from the County Commission yesterday.  Grant funds will be used toward the transformation of Franjo Road and other infrastructure improvements in the future downtown area.  See the press release and conceptual photoPosted 7/20/16

Office of Emergency Management Survey ... The resident survey from the Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management is still open.  The purpose of the survey is to better understand the emergency evacuation and disaster preparedness needs of county residents. All completed surveys are eligible for a prize drawing.  Take survey here. Posted 7/5/16- Updated 7/15/16

Styrofoam Ban ... Due to its negative impact on the environment, the Palmetto Bay Council passed Ordinance 2016-10 prohibiting the sale or use of expanded polystyrene (styrofoam) by Village contractors. More recently, the Board of County Commissioners declared that styrofoam products in all county parks, marinas, and beaches will be banned starting in the Summer of 2017.  Posted 7/14/16

SFWMD Continues Actions to Address Blue-Green Algae ... Since Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency because of blue-green algal blooms in South Florida waterways, the South Florida Water Management District has been pursuing actions to address the impact of the blooms. Read more. Posted 7/14/16

radKIDS Skills Save Child from Possible Abductor ... In South Jordan, Utah, a child was able to escape an abduction by using his radKIDS physical skills. Over 150 children have been able to successfully escape an attempted abduction using their radKIDS knowledge. Presently, the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit is the only unit in Miami-Dade County offering this safety course. If you are interested in finding out more information about the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit's upcoming radKIDS course, please call 305-278-4000.  Posted 7/12/16

Dogs of Summer Special Thanks...Thank you to everyone who participated in the tri-city and county dog training and adoption event this past Saturday at Coral Reef Park and particularly to our neighboring cities of Pinecrest and Cutler Bay and to our Commissioner Levine Cava for making this possible.  Posted 7/18/16

Golf Cart Safety...In the wake of the recent golf cart accident where children were injured, Mayor Flinn would like to remind everyone of how important it is to follow safety and traffic rules when operating a golf cart.  Palmetto Bay has a Golf Cart Ordinance detailing the requirements for all golf carts in the Village.  Our prayers are with the families of the children involved and we all hope for a speedy and full recovery.  Please be mindful that the accident is still under investigation.  Posted 7/5/16

Residents: Beware of IRS Scam ... Should you receive a United States Treasury scam telephone call or if you believe that you have been a victim of an IRS Impersonation Scam, please click here to report it.

Mayor Flinn wants you to know: “Yes, we have alligators in our SFWMD canals” ... Mayor Flinn responds to some concerns by providing information concerning alligators that periodically are found in our community canals.  You can read his blog post from June 16, 2016, which has informational links and a Guide on living with Alligators. Posted 6/17/16

Independence Day is almost here and the Village of Palmetto Bay wants to ensure a joyous and safe holiday celebration! Our Policing Unit will be out in full-force ensuring the safety of all of our Independence Day Celebration patrons. As a precaution, ALL bags and coolers will be checked upon entering the 3 designated entry points;US1 & Franjo Road,US1 & E. Hibiscus Street &Franjo Road & SW 180th St.  Read more. JULY 4,2016

Community Conversations: Aging in Miami-Dade County ...  The Town of Cutler Bay has partnered with the Alliance for Aging and other agencies to host the Community Conversations: Aging in Miami-Dade County event on Monday June 27, 2016 from 9AM-11AM at Town Hall in Suite #510. Please visit for more information. JUNE 16, 2016

Village Responds to Telephone Town Hall Voice Mails...the Village recently held its first ever Telephone Town Hall this past Sunday.  A larger than usual number of residents participated and asked questions during the 45-minute session.  Those who did not have an opportunity to ask their questions during the session, had the option of leaving voice mail messages for the Village.  See the questions posed via voice mail and the Village's answers hereJUNE 10, 2016

Get To Know MPO's SMART Plan for Rapid Transit ... The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) approved the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan to advance 6 rapid transit corridors and transit supportive projects countywide.  The next step is to identify costs and funding sources for the development & environmental phase.  Watch this short video and get to know SMART!

Palmetto Bay Recognized as a 2016 Playful City USA ... The Village of Palmetto Bay is being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the seventh time. The national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable. Read more.

Office of Emergency Management Survey ... The Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management is conducting a study to better understand the emergency evacuation and disaster preparedness needs of its residents. Please take a moment to complete the survey by clicking here. All completed surveys are eligible for a prize drawing. JUNE 09, 2016

Mosquito Spraying Update...Mayor Flinn recently reached out to Miami-Dade County for an update on the mosquito spraying schedule for Palmetto Bay.  According to the County's Solid Waste Management Department, they will begin the area-wide spraying as soon as surveillance data indicates that the established mosquito population baseline has been exceeded.  The Department added that they are responding to complaints concerning mosquitoes that breed in containers.  We will continue to keep you posted on any new updates.  More information is available on the county website.   JUNE 08, 2016

Mayor Flinn, Councilwoman Cunningham and Councilman Schaffer give their closing comments and thank everyone who turned out for the Tri-City Hurricane Workshop as we gear up for the start of another hurricane season in South Florida.  Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and Pinecrest, assisted also by our County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava featured news and information to help you prepare for any potential storm.  See event photos and videosJUNE 04, 2016

SFWMD Wants You to Have the Facts ... The South Florida Water Management District wants you to know what being done to help South Florida address the potential future impacts of saltwater intrusion on drinking water supplies and to reiterate that SFWMD has been aggressively working with utilities and local governments to ensure adequate future water supply for decades. Read more.  JUNE 02, 2016

Palmetto Bay Awarded "Champion of PTA" ... The Village of Palmetto Bay was awarded the “Champion of PTA” by the Dade County Council of PTA/PTSAs at their annual gala. Nominated by Palmetto Senior High, this award recognizes a community partner instrumental in the success of PTSA efforts to support a school. The Village is honored for the countywide recognition and will continue to support local schools. Read more. MAY 31, 2016

Commissioner Suarez joins cities and the state in support of Light Rail... In a letter to County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, County Commissioner Xavier Suarez expresses his support for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that is currently being negotiated between the Coalition of Cities and Miami-Dade County to bring a Light Rail Transit system to South Dade! APR 07, 2016

Village of Palmetto Bay Welcomes Alaine's Osteria ... The Village of Palmetto Bay welcomes Alaine's Osteria to the Palmetto Bay business community. See photos. JUNE 02, 2016

Traffic Calming Test Has Ended ... The traffic calming test along SW 87th Avenue has officially ended.  We would like to thank our residents for their patience during the 1-week implementation period.  Our Village will continue to work with the county, other municipalities and agencies as necessary to find effective traffic solutions for Palmetto Bay. MAY 27, 2016

Early Dismissal Times for MDCPS ... Miami Dade County Public Schools will be releasing students early the last three days of school (June 7th, 8th & 9th).  Early dismissal schedule is as follows:
                                                     Elementary Schools & K-8 Centers:  1:50 pm
                                                     Middle Schools:  2:40 pm
                                                     Senior High Schools: 12:30 pm
Please contact your local public school to confirm the early dismissal schedule or if you have any questions. MAY 25, 2016

Z.E.R.O. Sign Presentation a Success...thank you to everyone who came out for the presentation of Z.E.R.O., a new and innovative safety feature at Coral Reef Park.  Read more about Z.E.R.O!  Click here to see event photos.  MAY 17, 2016

Village Receives Excellence in Financial Reporting...The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Village of Palmetto Bay. To view the entire report, please click here. MAY 04, 2016

May is Asthma Awareness Month ... The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County recognizes May as Asthma Awareness Month along with May 3rd as World Asthma Day. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways in the lungs and continues to be a serious public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 24 million people, including over 6 million children, have asthma. MAY 03, 2016

Mayor Flinn Awarded with the Crandon Award ... At the Great Parks Summit, Mayor Flinn was awarded with the Charles H. Crandon Award from the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, "For outstanding effort by an elected official to increase park, recreation, and conservation open space opportunities for the residents and visitors of Miami-Dade." APR 25, 2016

Earth Week Celebration...Thank you to all who celebrated Earth Week with us. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Our celebration included the popular ladybug releases, a free tree giveaway, Movie at the Park and our Bike-B-Que! Check out the photos here.   APR 25, 2016

Customer Service Complaint ... In response to a recent customer service complaint, the Village Manager has issued this official letter. APR 20, 2016


Palmetto Bay held a special Town Hall meeting on March 30th to present a transitional and permanent plan to bring a Light Rail Transit system to South Miami-Dade.  Five cities and Miami-Dade County are negotiating the final terms of the agreement.  Watch the meeting via streaming video or on WBAY.
APR 04, 2016

SFWMD responds to Village's inquiry about "No Wake Zone" signs...according to a representative of the South Florida Water Management District, the entity responsible for managing all canal systems in South Florida inclusive of the C-100 Canal in Palmetto Bay, the district does not provide signs ...see more.   APR 11, 2016

Mosquito Awareness Protection ... Your Village is working hard to keep residents safe from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses by inspecting your neighborhoods and proactively eliminating breeding sites. Read more to see how you can protect yourself and your home from pesky mosquitoes.  FEB 17, 2016

The US1 Landscaping Project Has Been Completed...We are excited to announce that the landscape beautification of the two triangular ends of the center US1 island on 160th & 183rd Streets has been completed. In conjunction with this project, we are also excited to be partnering with Fairchild Tropical Garden to supply and plant orchids for the project; part of their Million Orchid Program.   Visit the Public Services page soon for more details. APR 14, 2016

Water Summit ... If you could not make it to the "Why Water Matters" community forum presented by County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, you can still catch it on WBAY or on-demand video. APR 11, 2016

BUYER BEWARE; METAL ROOF WARRANTIES FOR COASTAL AREAS MAY BE LIMITED... The popularity of metal roofing systems has increased dramatically in the last decade. Metal roofing systems are favored for their longevity and have been widely used with abundant success. However, the Village has been made aware that some metal roof manufactures and/or suppliers may limit their material warranties if they consider that the property is too close to the coastline as the saltwater exposure may cause the material to corrode.  Residents are encouraged to inquire about the warranty of their metal roofs before making a final decision and material selection.

Public Services Starts Various Capital Projects... From roadway resurfacing, to new sidewalks, to drainage, and landscaping beautification, the Public Services department has started several capital projects of benefit to Village residents.  See the department's Announcements and News for details. MAR 28, 2016

Message from FPL regarding Turkey Point ... "You may have seen recent news coverage or social media activity regarding the operations at Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point Nuclear Power plant. We want to reassure you that we are operating Turkey Point as we always have: with public safety as the top priority in everything we do, every single day.  We also want to make sure you know the facts, which were recently shared in a Letter to Editor published in The Miami Herald on Wednesday, March 16 from our President and CEO Eric Silagy." Read more.  MAR 22, 2016

Coral Reef Park Trail Gets a Facelift ... The Village is always working to improve our community: check out photos of the Coral Reef Park trail refurbishing well underway. MAR 04, 2016

6th Annual "Shade Palmetto Bay" Free Tree Giveaway ... As part of our Earth Week series of event, on Saturday, April 23, Palmetto Bay will help bring shade to your home by giving you a tree, for free! Trees are given away to residents of the Village on a first-come, first-served basis. One tree per resident, proof of residency is required. More information here.  MAR 16, 2016

Ideas Flow at the Kids Town Hall for the Coral Reef Park Playground...Little ones and their parents crowded the Coral Reef Elementary School cafeteria on March 30, 2016 to give their feedback on what they would like to see at the Coral Reef Park Playground.  See more.... MAR 31,2016

Incident Involving Resident and Miami-Dade Police ... The Village is aware of the situation that unfolded Tuesday evening between a resident and Miami-Dade Police Officers at SW 183 Street and SW 88 Place. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is working with our Miami-Dade Police Department to investigate the circumstances of what happened. Our thoughts are with the family of the young man who died and the Miami-Dade Police Department Officers who were involved in this unfortunate incident. MAR 23, 2016

Community Outreach Survey ... Thank you to all of those who took our community outreach survey to let us know how we are communicating with you. Your input is greatly appreciated.  MAR 21, 2016

Strategic Plan Workshops... The Village wishes to thank all who attended the three public workshops this past week.  Your feedback and contributions to the strategic plan process are well appreciated.  If you did not have a chance to stop by the workshops, more opportunities will soon be available.  Stay tuned for more info...MAR 21, 2016

Learn to Spot and Avoid Scams in Our Communities ... Every year scammers defraud our communities of hundreds of millions of dollars by selling fake services and worthless products. People are often too scared to report fraud when they have been victimized by it. The FTC invites you to join them on March 16 at 11 am to learn what you can do to protect yourself. RSVP here. More information.  MAR 15, 2016

Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff for Nancy Reagan ... In honor and remembrance of the life and service of the former First lady Nancy Reagan, flags of the United States and the State of Florida will be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment  MAR 09, 2016

Bike To Work Day a Success ... Thank you to all of those who participated in the county-wide effort to bike to work on Friday, March 4. We had a great time! See photos. MAR 07, 2016

Sidewalk Improvement Project Ready to Start ... The Public Services Dept. will be commencing its village wide sidewalk improvements project next week on Mon. March 7th.  More details will be provided on the project shortly.  Please call Public Services at 305-969-5011 with your concerns or questions.  MAR 01, 2016

Traffic Light Timing Change ... As of yesterday, Miami-Dade Transit has changed the timing on the traffic lights to provide priority for buses. The traffic light sequence will change rapidly for buses approaching the busway therefore; cars must steer clear of the busway. Please drive safely!  MAR 01, 2016

US1 Landscaping Project Begins ... Public Services has contracted with Plant Professionals, Inc. to perform landscape beautifications to the two triangular areas located on US1 by SW 160th St and 183rd St.  Work is expected to run for the next 30 days. Please visit the Public Services page for more details. FEB 29, 2016

First Set of Temp. Speed Humps To Be Removed ... Removal of the first set of speed humps, installed on December 3, 2015, will take place Tuesday, Mar. 1, weather permitting. Public Services will continue with more installations in the coming weeks. You can obtain a copy of the Temporary Speed Hump application here.  FEB 29, 2016

Yoga by the Bay Has a New Price ... New price, same uplifting, relaxing experience. Register today for Yoga by the Bay and be sure to check out all of the other wonderful programs we are offering. FEB 11, 2016

Village & Councilwoman Cunningham Hosts Public Safety Town Hall Meeting ... At the Feb. 22 Town Hall Meeting, residents learned valuable information about Village public safety initiatives. To view what's going on in your neighborhood, click here. To view the photos from the presentation, click here.   FEB 23, 2016

Solar Light Installation ... Starting Tuesday, Feb. 16th, solar lights are being installed along the traffic circle on 82nd Ave and 160th St.  Temporary delays are to be expected. FEB 16, 2016

Tree Trimming ... Check to see if FPL plans to conduct tree trimming around power lines in your neighborhood over the next few weeks. JAN 08, 2016.

Sidewalk Improvements...Public Services is available to assess your neighborhood for possible sidewalk improvements. JAN 4, 2016

Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff for Justice Scalia ... In honor and remembrance of the life and service of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, flags of the United States and the State of Florida will be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment FEB 16, 2016

Governor Rick Scott Declares Zika Emergency ... Governor Scott declares a health emergency in four counties, including Miami-Dade. Read more to see how you can prevent mosquito bites in Florida or abroad. FEB 04, 2016

Council Unanimously Vote for Light Rail Transit Study ... The Village Council passed a resolution that authorizes Mayor Flinn to execute correspondence, joining elected officials of South Miami-Dade communities expressing support for the implementation of light trail transportation at the February 1 Regular Council Meeting. Read more. FEB 04, 2016

Legislative Agenda ... Florida's Legislative Session starts Jan. 13. Council adopted two Resolutions setting Palmetto Bay's Legislative Agenda for this year's session, which ends March 11. JAN 11, 2016.

Bike To Work With Us, March 4 ... Residents are encouraged to bike to work on Friday, March 4 with Mayor Flinn. Bikers will depart from Village Hall at 6:30 am to the Dadeland South Metro Rail station and take the train to the University Metro Rail station in a county-wide effort to bike to work. Biking to work is a great way to "Get Fit." We hope to see you there! RSVP here. FEB 11, 2016

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States & Canada is pleased to announce that the Village of Palmetto Bay, Florida has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.
FEB 4, 2016

New Scoreboard Installed at Coral Reef Park ...  Last week, the Public Services staff worked around the clock to complete a trenching project at Coral Reef Park in preparation to install a new scoreboard. See pictures of trench work here. FEB 03 2016

New Chandelier Installed in Village Hall ... Mayor Flinn and Councilman Schaffer are excited about the chandelier's installation in Village Hall. JAN. 21, 2016

Palmetto Bay is a Tree City USA ... The Village of Palmetto Bay is recognized as a "Tree City USA" for the eighth consecutive year. JAN 15, 2016

Miracles Happen at Blue & White Game ... Before Palmetto Senior High’s annual Blue & White Game on Jan. 30, the Miracle League players played ball, smiling from ear-to-ear. The Miracle League of Miami-Dade, is a not-for-profit organization that gives disabled children the chance to play baseball. The new scoreboard at Coral Reef Park was unveiled just in time for the big game. FEB 11, 2016

Crime & Incidents ... Get caught up on local Crime & Incident Reports, posted each week on the Village Policing Unit webpage for your review. JAN 13, 2016

Canal Maintenance Scheduled...Cleaning and maintenance of the Bel Aire & the Maral Estates Canals started Feb. 2.  Contractors will be working throughout the week until work is completed.  Please contact Public Services for more info. JAN 26 2016

Sunday Bike Ride with Mayor Flinn ... Thank you to those who joined us these past two Sundays.  Mark your calendars for the next Sunday Bike Ride with Mayor Flinn on February 7th, at 7:30 am. See details. JAN 24, 2016

Tree Collection/Recycling ... County waste services customers may recycle Christmas trees at collection centers, or set them out for pick-up. JAN. 04, 2016

Get Fit Deadline ... Thanks for joining us at the launch of Get Fit Palmetto Bay -- and for registering in droves for the Mayor's Challenge. JAN. 16, 2016

Water Main Repaired...a water-main in the area of SW 178 Terrace and 88 Place that ruptured earlier today, has been repaired with no service interruptions. JAN 14, 2016

DUV Zoning Adopted ... Palmetto Bay came one step closer to realizing its dream of a livable, walkable downtown with its newly adopted Downtown Urban Village zoning code. Council vote at a Dec. 14 Zoning Hearing marked the conclusion of a 3-year code-development phase and more than 100 public presentations. See news coverage. DEC 14, 2015

South Motors Plans ... South Motors site plan modernizes the look of its existing BMW/Honda facility with new showrooms and service facilities -- and adds a new veterans park to the Village. Council approval at the Dec. 14 Zoning Hearing brings additional parkland and a contribution of $95,000 for park construction. Read more. DEC. 14, 2015

Drainage Program ... Public Services conducts drainage improvements in 7 localized areas where flooding is an issue. DEC 11, 2015

Village Survey Closed ... Thank you to all who participated in our community survey to assist in the development of a strategic plan for the Village.  DEC 17, 2015

Holiday by the Bay ... Thank you for celebrating with us at the Annual Holiday by the Bay event, this past Saturday, Dec. 12th at Ludovici Park. Stay tuned for photos. DEC 14, 2015

Speed Humps ... Installation of temporary traffic speed humps is complete. Please read more, and see photos. DEC 4, 2015

Trap-Neuter Program ... Village now offers a feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return program. Please visit Public Services for information. NOV. 23, 2015

Village Survey!  Take resident survey now thru Dec. 17 -- a key step in development of a Strategic Plan for the Village. DEC 13, 2015

Get Fit Logo Survey ...  Survey is closed.  Thank you to our residents for their participation.  Stay tuned for results.  See "Get Fit Palmetto Bay" program information. DEC. 14, 2016

Village Mourns Victims ... Palmetto Bay flying flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of San Bernardino shooting victims. DEC. 04, 2015

Council Meetings ... Please join us tonight at Village Hall for a Special Council Meeting starting at 6pm, followed by a Zoning Hearing.  See meeting agendasDEC 14, 2015

Happy Chanukah ... Palmetto Bay extends warm Chanukah greetings on the Festival of Lights -- “Chag Urim Sameach!” DEC 07, 2015

Boat Parade ... Launches at Coral Reef Park pedestrian bridge at C-100 Canal, December 12th

Chanukah Celebration ... Chabad hosts Chanukah Celebration, Coral Reef Park, December 13, 2-4 p.m.

Downtown Celebration...Inaugural Holiday Lighting Celebration, Village Hall, December 10th, 4-8 pm.

Traffic Circle Markers ... In-Pavement Solar Marker installation at 168th St. traffic circle requires temporary detour of traffic Nov. 25. NOV 24, 2015

Charter Committee: Tuesday's Palmetto Bay Charter Advisory Committee meeting has been cancelled. Please check back for a new date. DEC 08, 2015

Town Hall ... Parks & Downtown Redevelopment forum, Village Hall, 5 pm DEC 09 2015

Community Outreach ... Community Outreach Advisory, Village Hall, 7:30 pm DEC 09 2015

Speed Humps Delayed ... Installation of the Village's first-ever traffic speed humps is delayed until a future date in December. Read more. NOV 20, 2015

NWS Flood Watch ... Flood Watch issued by National Weather Service for Miami-Dade County warns of street flooding thru Saturday. DEC 04, 2015

Yoga Sessions ... Be sure to purchase your tickets first at Coral Reef Park Tennis Center for all our Yoga sessions this week. NOV 14, 2015

Mourning Paris Victims ... Village mourns victims in Paris terror attack, as Governor Scott directs flags to be flown at half staff. NOV 16, 2015

Closed Intersection ... The intersection of 152nd St. and 82nd Ave. is closed until 2 p.m. today due to continued drainage work there. NOV 16, 2015

COW & Special Meeting ... Tune in for on-demand coverage of the Nov. 18 combined Special Council Meeting & Committee of the Whole meeting. NOV 18, 2015

Traffic Town Hall ... Thanks for sharing your input at the Nov. 18 Town Hall Meeting on neighborhood traffic issues facing our Village. NOV 18, 2015

Zoning Hearing Coverage ... View Monday's Zoning Hearing on-demand from our Streaming Media & Archive page. NOV 16, 2015

Concert Cancelled ... The Florida Rock Stars "Food & Rock Festival" at Ludovici Park was cancelled Nov. 14 due to inclement weather. NOV 14, 2015

DARE Fair ... Thanks for attending Saturday's Arts & Crafts Fair in support of the Village Policing Unit's DARE at Coral Reef Park. NOV 14, 2015

Weekly e-News ... With so many activities to chose from, the latest edition of "Your Village at Work" makes it easier to decide. NOV 09, 2015

Sewer Break Repair ... Restoration of SW 77th Ave. following the recent sewer break is now complete and the roadway is open. NOV 9, 2015

Color Run ... Runners, take your mark ... at 3pm today (Nov. 7) ... at starting line for the Palmetto Bay Twilight Color Run. NOV. 7, 2015

CRP Clean-Up ... Join your Village Council, teachers, and students Nov. 7 for a Pine Rockland Clean Up at Coral Reef Park, 8-11 am. NOV 7, 2015

Outreach Committee ... Community Outreach Committee met Nov. 5. Advisory Board activity reports are typically presented at Regular Council Meetings, the first Monday of each month, NOV 4, 2015

Council Meeting ...  View on-demand coverage of Monday's LPA/Regular Council Meeting or watch it daily at 1 and 7 pm on WBAY. NOV 2, 2015

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

Youth Committee ... Council Youth Advisory Board is formed with Village Council mandate to engage young people in local government. OCT 26, 2015

County Workshop ... County Public Works conducted a traffic calming workshop on how to request street lights, traffic control devices, signals. NOV 2, 2015

Halloween Night ... Thanks for joining us for a frightfully fun Date Night, at Thalatta Estate's "Costumes & Cocktails" event Oct. 31. OCT 31, 2015

Commander Honored ... Congresswoman Ros Lehtinen recognizes retired Police Commander Gregory Truitt on House floor. OCT 22, 2015

Federal Lobbying ... Village Council, staff visit Nation's Capital to meet Congressional Delegation and attend conference OCT 20, 2015

Halloween Movie Night... it was a scary fun time for the entire family at Coral Reef Park, Oct. 30, with Trick-or-Treating and a showing of "Book of Life." OCT 30, 2015

State of the Village ... Thank you for joining us at Mayor Flinn's State of the Village Address, a true celebration of "community." OCT 14, 2015

Speed Humps ... Fast track your application for a Temporary Speed Hump by navigating over to Public Works now. SEP. 16, 2015

Adopted Budget ... Village Manager Edward Silva releases 2015-16 Adopted Operating and Capital Budget for your review. OCT. 1, 2015

Bike on the Bay ... Hundreds got pumped up for the Oct. 17 road-sharing safety awareness event, "Bike on the Bay," in cooperation with FDOT and Deering Estate Deering Estate. See Facebook album. OCT 17, 2015

Zoning Hearing Coverage ... View on-demand coverage of Monday's LPA/Special Council Meeting and Zoning Hearing or on WBAY daily. OCT 20, 2015

Stormwater Project ... Village, County officials work to minimize delays on SW 152 Street. See detour plan and project details. SEP 25, 2015

Ygreene Disclaimer ... If you recently received mail from Ygrene, please note the Village does not endorse this company. SEP 1, 2015

Golden Opportunity … The Alliance for Aging, through the Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs, offers free Medicare counseling at several locations, including East Ridge Community of Cutler Bay. Read more. OCT 1, 2015

Movie Night Survey ... Thanks for helping us select "The Book of Life" as the top pick in a resident survey for Halloween Movie Night -- and read more about our Halloween Party in the Park. SEP 21, 2015

Meeting Coverage ... View on-demand coverage of Monday's Budget Hearing, Zoning Hearing, and Special Council Meetings. SEP 22, 2015

Roadway Work on 152 St ... Village, County officials work together to minimize impact on commuters during Coral Reef Drive roadwork. SEP 16, 2015

Partnership Advisory Board ... Village Council has open seats to fill on the newly formed Palmetto Bay Partnership Advisory Board. SEP 20, 2015

Youth Advisory Council ... A few seats remain unfilled on the Village newly formed Council's Youth Advisory Council. SEP 15, 2015

Coach Ellis Rally ... Thanks for coming out for "Kick it Up" Sept. 12 to celebrate our home-town hero, Coach Ellis, World Cup winner. SEP 12, 2015

Village Social Media ... Facebook, Twitter, YouTube... Whether you love it or leave it, just know your voice is important. OCT 01, 2015

Meditation Garden ... Thanks for joining us Sept. 12 at the Meditation Garden, as the Tree Society and residents installed flowering trees and plants. SEP 12, 2015

Drainage Work .. The County is responding to drainage issues that occurred over the weekend. Visit the Public Works for details. SEP 10, 2015

Tennis Pros Honored ... Palmetto Bay tennis pros Borromeo and Leroy Pettis are co-recipients of the August 2015 “Volunteer of the Month” award. AUG 30, 2015

School Carnival ... And fun was had by all -- at the Sept. 9 School's in Session Carnival, a free event with fun activities, rides, and more. Check back for photos of the day at Coral Reef Park. SEP 9, 2015

Meetings On-Demand ... View coverage of the recent Budget Hearing, Regular Council Meeting, Zoning Hearing, and Special Council Meeting. SEP 10, 2015

Mystery Dinner Full ... “Til Death Do Us Part” Murder Mystery Show on Sept. 4 is full to capacity. Thanks for your amazing support and participation in this first-time program at Thalatta Estate. SEP 04, 2015

Advisory Boards ... Upcoming advisory meetings include Aug. 27 Charter Review Commission; and Sept. 2 Education Committee. AUG 13, 2015

ALDI Grand Opening ... Thanks for joining Village Council and local dignitaries in welcoming ALDI during their grand opening ceremony, Aug. 20 at the new store at 15033 S. Dixie Highway. AUG 20, 2015

Special Council Meeting ... View on-demand video of the Aug 18 Special Council Meeting anytime or tune in WBAY at 1 & 7 p.m. daily. AUG 19, 2015

Thanks for Input ... Summer Camp Survey offers a really "cool" prize. Your input will help us improve the program for future campers. AUG 7, 2015

Stanczyk Family ... Former Mayor Shelley Stanczyk and her family were faced with a difficult time as daughter Sarah fought for her life. JUL 27, 2015

Meet Dr. Feldman ... School Board Vice Chair hosted his 7th Annual Back-2-School meet & greet, Aug. 21 in Village Hall Chambers. AUG 21, 2015

Date Night ... See Facebook photos from Sushi Rolling Date Night, Aug. 7 at Thalatta Estate, a romantic gathering that connected couples with a fun culinary experience. AUG 7, 2015

Hurricane Workshop Video... Village hosted an informative workshop to prep residents for the current hurricane season, June 15 at Village Hall. See video coverage and photos on Facebook. JUN 15, 2015

Local-Issues Survey ... Residents speak up on local issues in survey during Independence Day Celebration. Thanks for your input. JUL 12, 2015

Canal Banks Presentation ... So. Fla. Water Mgmt. presentation on Aug. 18 has been postponed to Oct. 5, during the Regular Council Meeting. AUG 18, 2015

County Town Hall ... County Mayor Gimenez hosted a Budget Town Hall at Village Hall Wednesday night, Aug. 12, to gather public input into his proposed budget for FY 2015/16. AUG 12, 2015

July 29 Workshop ... View on-demand video of the July 29 Budget Workshop or tune in WBAY daily at 1 & 7 p.m. JUL 29, 2015

Gentle Yoga ... Thanks for joining us at "Gentle Yoga by the Bay" Aug. 9, an amazingly refreshing program at Thalatta Estate Park. AUG 09, 2015

Independence Day Video ... Critics say MiamiHal's latest community video is "Explosive... Revolutionary..." Now showing on Facebook, the Village's YouTube Channel, and here in our video library. JUL 4, 2015

Mayor Flinn Celebrates ... Cake & Candles for a very special member of our community July 25. Hint: you'll find details on the Mayor's webpage. JUL 25, 2015

On the Road Again ... IBus Circulator is back in service after a brief interruption Friday for maintenance. Sorry for any inconvenience. JUL 24, 2015

WASD Work in Village ... Water & Sewer Dept is installing a new water main along SW 149 Dr. to improve area fire protection. JUL 20, 2015

Pet Workshop ... Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez and Commissioner Levine Cava hosted a workshop on July 25 to help improve the quality of life of our beloved furry friends. Read more. JUL 25, 2015

Council Meeting Coverage ... View on-demand video of July 13 Council Meeting anytime or tune in WBAY at 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. daily. JUL 13, 2015

Soccer Coach Ellis ... TV news reports on Summer Campers celebrating Palmetto Bay's own Coach Ellis and her World Cup win. JUL 6, 2015

Village Celebration ... Nearly 10,000 spectators enjoyed Palmetto Bay's 2nd Annual Independence Day with food, music, and prizes. JUL 4, 2015

Mangowood Fourth ... Mangowood Estates Citizens Assoc. thanks residents and members of Council for joining in their 9th Celebration of the Fourth of July. See Facebook photos JUL 4, 2015

Free Deering Entry ... Fee Free "PLAY" Day for Palmetto Bay residents is July 19, 10 a - 4p. Free admission and fun activities. Visit our Parks & Rec booth. Visit our Facebook to "join" the event. JUL 19, 2015

Drainage Work ... Sub-basin 10 drainage improvement project at SW 88th Ave is underway. Visit Public Works for more info -- and see news coverage in the Palmetto Bay News. JUNE 23, 2015

Gardening Workshop ... Responsible Gardening Workshop took place Saturday at Thalatta Estate: "Mangos Mangos Mangos" was fabulous, fantastic, and fun. JUL 11, 2015

Summer Camp ... Register now for "Camp Palmetto Bay" and "Tennis Camp," both start at Coral Reef Park June 8. See video. JUN 18, 2015

Special Council Meeting ... View on-demand video of the June 24 Special Council Meeting at your convenience from our Media Archive. JUN 24, 2015

On the Road Again ... IBus Circulator is back in operation today (Thursday), serving commuters on both routes. Sorry for any inconvenience. JUL 2, 2015

Drainage improvements ... Major project to improvement drainage started May 27 at SW 77 Court & 167 Terrace. Visit Public Works for more info. MAY 27, 2015

Budget Meeting e-News ... Subscribe now to Village e-News and you'll never miss an event or public meeting notice again -- such as news of the June 24 Budget Workshop at Ludovici Park. JUN 24, 2015

Events Coordinator ... Village Events Coordinator Saylin Paez is front-page news in the Palmetto Bay News edition of the Community Newspapers. JUN 9, 2015

Nat'l Pink Day ... Palmetto Bay supports National Pink Day and the South Florida Women's Breast & Heart Initiative JUN 23, 2015

June 24 Meetings ... Thanks for joining us at the Budget Workshop, and Special Council Meeting on June 24, during which Village Manager Ed Silva's employment contract was approved. JUN 24, 2015

Pet Adoption Event … Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and the HOPE Express at The Falls are hosting a pet adoption event in front of Talbots & Chico’s, June 20, 1 - 5 p.m. JUN 20, 2015

Meeting Coverage ... June 17 Budget Workshop / COW is not available via on-demand video. However, the June 16 Special Council Meeting is, along with the June 15 Hurricane Workshop. Tune in. JUN 17, 2015

New Village Manager ... A unanimous Mayor & Council vote on June 1 puts a new, permanent Village Manager in place -- Edward Silva. JUN 1, 2015

Summer Camp ... Register now for "Camp Palmetto Bay" and "Tennis Camp," both start at Coral Reef Park June 8. See video. MAY 11 , 2015

Village of Parks News ... Palmetto Bay's "Village of Parks News" brings you the latest in Park programs, events, and happenings. In fact, we just published a new edition today. MAY 19, 2015

Golf Carts ... Be sure to register your street-legal golf cart to enjoy this fun alternative to travel around our Village -- but get to know the rules of the road first. MAY 11, 2015

HACs Announced ... Hurricane season starts June 1. Get to know the locations of County Hurricane Evacuation Centers. MAY 4, 2015

Animal Services ... Humane Society of the United States hosts its "Rethinking the Cat" Symposium June 11, a first-time event for Miami-Dade County. Register now. JUN 11, 2015

Gardening Workshop ... “Gardening in the Tropics,” the latest Responsible Gardening Workshop, Wednesday at 7 at Thalatta Estate. JUN 10, 2015

Independence Day ... Save the date for the 2nd Annual "Experience Downtown on Independence Day" in the Franjo Triangle July 4 for great food, music, and an amazing half-hour display of fireworks. JULY 4, 2015

Splash Bash ... Summer got a jump start June 4 at Coral Reef Park with "Splash Bash" on the last day of school. See MiamiHal video coverage and the Village Facebook photo album. JUN 4, 2015

Yoga Sunday ... "Gentle Yoga by the Bay" at Thalatta Estate Park, June 14. RSVP now -- and watch this fun promo video. JUN 14, 2015

Education Committee ... The Village's Education Advisory Board meets June 3 at 6:30 p.m., at Village Hall, 9705 E. Hibiscus Street. Call for information at 305-259-1234. JUN 3, 2015

Charter Review ... The Village's Charter Revision Commission meets June 2 at 7 pm at Village Hall, 9705 E. Hibiscus Street. Call for information at 305-259-1234. JUN 2, 2015

Meeting Coverage ... On-demand coverage of June 1 Regular Council Meeting is available from our Streaming Media & Archive page. JUN 1, 2015

PBBA Luncheon ... Pedro Garcia, Miami-Dade Property Appraiser, is guest speaker at the monthly networking gathering of the Palmetto Bay Business Association (PBBA) Thursday. JUNE 4, 2015

Public Works Week ... National Public Works Week is happening now, May 17-23. Visit our Public Works webpage for more information. MAY 19, 2015

Educational Workshops ... “Natives for Your Neighborhood,” Lecture came to Thalatta Estate, May 21. View this brief promo video. MAY 21, 2015

Meetings Coverage ... Coverage of May 18 Special Council Meeting and the May 18 Zoning Hearing is available via our Streaming Media & Archive page. MAY 19, 2015

Special Council Meeting ... Special Council Meeting Monday, May 18 at 6 p.m. to discuss Village Manager search; and traffic calming.  See the Traffic Calming presentation here. MAY 18, 2015

Zoning Public Hearing ... Zoning Hearing May 18 at 7 p.m. Input is welcome concerning items of interest to your immediate neighborhood. MAY 18, 2015

Sidewalk Work Underway ... Sidewalk improvements will greatly increase Village connectivity and pedestrian safety. Read more. APR 21, 2015

Canal Work ... Maintenance on the Bel Aire Canal and Maral Estates Canal sections is complete. See before and after. MAY 18, 2015

Budget Workshop ... The Village Council held the first budget workshop on May 11, 2015.  See the presentation that was made before the Council hereMAY 11, 2015

Policy Makers Videos ... Councilmembers Siegel Lara and Cunningham featured in "Policy Makers" videos, now showing on YouTube. APR 15, 2015

Field Reseeding ... The grass will soon be greener on the other side at Coral Reef Park, as a well-used field sees improvements. APR 16, 2015

Budget Workshop ... Coverage of the May 11 Budget Workshop is available now via our Streaming Media and Archive page. MAY 12, 2015

Gardening Workshop ... Thanks for joining us at the May 13 Responsible Gardening Workshop at Thalatta Estate re “Flower Arranging Tropicals.” MAY 13, 2015

Parks & Rec News ... If you didn't get today's Village-of-Parks News, sign up now to receive our award-winning e-newsletters. MAY 11, 2015

Meetings Newsletter ... Budget season kicks off May 11 with a Town Hall meeting. Read all about it in the latest Public Meetings e-News.

Canal Work Starts ... Canal Maintenance Program is underway in Palmetto Bay at Bel Aire Canal. Please read more APR 20, 2015

Yoga by the Bay ... Due to an overwhelming response to Thalatta Estate's "Gentle Yoga by the Bay" space is limited at the May 17 session. Send an RSVP now. See promotional video. MAY 17, 2015

Bike to Work ... Take part in National Bike-to-Work Week, May 11-15. Visit Highway Traffic Safety Administration for tips. MAY 1, 2015

Parks Newsletter ... Village of Parks News offers a summary of Yoga, Gardening Workshops, Summer Camp, and much more. MAY 1, 2015

Summer Camp ... Registration for Village's two summer camps begins May 4: Camp Palmetto Bay and Tennis Camp -- both at Coral Reef Park. Both camps start June 8. MAY 4, 2015

Measles Hits Florida ... Following the first case of Measles in a Florida resident, County Emergency Management shares overview. APR 16, 2015

Date Night ... Create fond memories by painting a wine glass you will treasure forever. Mother's Day, May 1, at Thalatta. MAY 1, 2015

Green-Week Video ... Earth Week video by MiamiHal offers a quick glance at last week's exciting Earth Week programs and activities. APR 27, 2015

May 4 Meeting ... Please visit our Streaming Media Archive page now to watch the May 4 Regular Council Meeting on-demand. MAY 5, 2015

Zoning Hearing Coverage ... Watch the April 20 Zoning Hearing by visiting the Streaming Media & Archive webpage. APR 20, 2015

Alexander School Election ... See unofficial results of the Special Election re proposed expansion of Alexander Montessori School. APR 21, 2015

Earth Week e-News ... Take a look at the latest edition of the Parks & Rec News, covering the entire Earth Week calendar of events, from ladybug releases to art contests to Movie Night. APR 19, 2015

Student Art Ceremony ... "Art by the Bay" recognized Perrine Elementary student April 17 at a Thalatta Estate award ceremony. APR 17, 2015

Water Conservation... For more information on water conservation month and how to reduce your water use, visit the South Florida Water Management District webpage. APR 17, 2015

Parks Calendar ... The Parks & Recreation dept. has updated its calendar of events and its list of park-activity/programming contacts. APR 1, 2015

Country Music Fest ... Get a taste of Palmetto Bay's Food & Country Festival, on the hour (7-11 am & 4-6 pm daily), on WBAY -- compliments of MiamiHal, or watch it on-demand now. Read more. APR 4, 2015

State Agenda Support ... Village Council urges State Government to act upon eight priorities during the 2015 Legislative Session. APR 4, 2015

CrossFit Grand Opening ... Mayor and Council participated in grand opening of CrossFit Demand on Franjo Road April 11. Also see this video snip. APR 11, 2015

Giardino's Grand Opening ... Council will participate in the grand opening of Giardino's Gourmet Salads Kings Bay Shopping Center, 14455 S. Dixie Highway, April 25 at 11:30a -- with free salads noon-1p. APR 25, 2015

Thalatta Education Program ... Educational series continues at Thalatta Estate with the April 9 free discussion on "Restoring the Link Between People and Nature," at 6 p.m. APR 9, 2015

Gardening Workshop ... Thanks for joining us April 8 for the launch of our Responsible Gardening Workshop series at Thalatta Estate, on the topic of ladybugs, presented by Master Gardener Terri Stephen. APRIL 8, 2015

E-News Subscription ... Take a look at the latest edition of the Village e-news on nature programs this week at Thalatta Estate Park. APR 6, 2015

State Agenda Support ... Village Council urges State Government to act upon eight priorities during the 2015 Legislative Session. APR 4, 2015

Country Music Fest ... Mayor and Council officially welcome the Food & Country Music Festival, April 4, at the Amphitheater at Ludovici Park. Read more. APR 4, 2015

Autism Awareness ... We join the world to "Light it up Blue" April 2, World Autism Day, by shining a blue light on the Village Hall dome. APR 2, 2015

Dressbarn Ribbon Cutting ... See video coverage -- compliments of MiamiHal -- of the grand opening ribbon cutting at Dressbarn, (SW 136 St. & US-1) at which Mayor and Council made welcoming remarks. APR 2, 2015

Tree City Award ... Palmetto Bay again earns official recognition as a 2014 Tree City USA and receives an annual Growth Award. MAR 24, 2015

Seafood Fest Video ... Catch this video coverage of the 11th Annual Deering Seafood Festival, provided by MiamiHal. MAR 29 2015

ALDI's Construction ... Oak Construction Co. conducted a late-night concrete floor pour on April 1 at the site of the new ALDI's on SW 152 St. APRIL 1, 2015

US-1 Lane Closures ... Florida City Gas performed system improvements at 168th and US1 starting March 24, from 9 pm to 6 am. MAR 24, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Independence Day video captures thousands having a blast...Production of a Village video on July 4, 2014, captured dozens of residents having a blast at our first-ever Independence Day in Downtown Palmetto Bay. Please view the video and tell us what you think. The action-packed video debuted on our government access TV station WBAY, on Facebook, and on the Village YouTube. JUL 04, 2014

E-Currents is an All-Star four years in a row...the Village's e-news service provider, Constant Contact, Recently announced Palmetto Bay's resident newsletter, e-Currents, has again achieved "All Star" status -- for the fourth year in a row. Read more about this "stellar" achievement... Only 10 percent of Constant Contact customers achieve All Star status each year. MAY 22, 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