Department of Public Services - Corrice E. Patterson, Director

Announcements & News

Traffic Calming Initiative To Take Place Week of May 23-27
The Village of Palmetto Bay will begin to implement a traffic calming initiative to strictly enforce northbound “No Right Turn” to traffic on SW 87th Ave from 7am to 9am, and “No Left Turn” to westbound traffic on SW 168th St from 2pm to 4:30pm. There will be strict enforcement during peak hours at all intersection where temporary devices are placed.  Please pardon this temporary disruption while we work to identify a permanent solution to the traffic concerns in the designated area.  If you have any questions regarding this initiative please contact the Public Services Dept. at 305-969-5011. MAY 20, 2016


Palmetto Bay recognizes "National Public Works Week"
May 15th through the 21st is National Public Works Week and this year the theme is "Public Works is Always There" in recognition of the commitment and dedication of public works staff all over the country.  In Palmetto Bay we also thank and recognize our entire PW crew for the work they do everyday to improve the lives of our residents.  MAY 17, 2016


The Public Services Dept. began grinding the sidewalks at Palmetto Bay Park in order to even out the sidewalks. The project is expected to last approximately one week, and will then move on to Coral Reef Park.  APR 18, 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 that is responsible for managing all canal systems in South Florida inclusive of the C-100 Canal in Palmetto Bay, the district does not provide signs concerning wake zones, and that enforcement on the water in District canals falls under Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation.  They added that the signs would also conflict with their bank criteria to allow signs on the easement.  More information may be provided as it becomes available to the Village.   APR 11, 2016

Starting April 4th, the road will be closed off to all traffic in the area from SW 78th Place to SW 82nd Ave. during off peak traffic hours, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.  Palmer Trinity is starting roadway and drainage improvements for the referenced portion of the road.  Duration is estimated at 45 days.  See detour map here.  More information is available on the Palmer Trinity website or by contacting Public Services.


Starting Monday, April 4th, Miami-Dade County begins a drainage improvement project on SW 136th St between SW 73rd CT and SW 74th AV. Traffic will be re-routed through Pinecrest (see detour map).  Hours of construction are from 9am to 3:30pm, and project completion is expected within 25 days.  Work includes installation of 3 manholes, 7 catch basins, and new drainage pipes.  Please contact Public Services with any questions.  MAR 31, 2016


Several roadway resurfacing projects began in late March and are still underway.   See map of projected work area here, and contact Public Services at 305-969-5011 with any questions. APR 11, 2016



The Sidewalk Improvements Project began early March and currently continues throughout various locations. Please contact Public Services with any questions or concerns.  APR 11, 2016


Design Plans for the Priority 2 Phase of the SRTS improvements near Coral Reef and Perrine Elementary Schools are underway.  Howard Drive Elementary improvements are also scheduled to commence shortly. More information to come.  Until then, feel free to contact Public Services with any questions. FEB 23, 2016

During its January meeting, the Village Council unanimously approved a civil engineering proposal for drainage improvement design services by adopting Resolution 2016-07.  The seven priority areas that have historically experienced localized flooding in the Village pursuant to heavy rainfall events include the following:

  • Area 1 - SW 87 Ave. from SW 142 St. to SW 143 St.
  • Area 2 - SW 80 Ave. from SW 167th St. to 166th St.
  • Area 3 - SW 80 Ave. from SW 155th  St. to End of Cul-de-Sac
  • Area 4 - SW 80 Ave. from SW 152 St. to SW 148 St.
  • Area 5 - East side of SW 84 Ct. between SW 147 St. and SW 147 Ter.
  • Area 6 – SW 88th CT. between SW 156th St. and SW 159th St.
  • Area 7 – SW 145th Ter. between SW 73rd Ave and SW 74th Ave.

Please contact Public Services to report flooding in your neighborhood, and to schedule an initial assessment of the area. Village staff is responsible for scheduling the implementation of projects and prioritizing based on need. FEB 18, 2016

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About the Public Services Department

The Department of Public Services consists of two main divisions; Public Works and Facilities Maintenance. The Department is responsible for the support and maintenance of the Village infrastructure including all properties consisting of public right-of-ways, medians, facilities, and buildings within the Village boundaries. Additionally, the Department oversees street beautification projects, Stormwater activities, and planning and construction management for various Capital Improvement Projects affecting the Village's infrastructure. Solid waste, garbage, and yard trash pick ups are handled through Miami-Dade County.

Public Services is managed by Director Corrice E. Patterson. Ms. Patterson offers extensive experience in the public and the private sectors, working for a major pharmaceutical company and later holding various positions in other municipalities, like the City of Miami. Ms. Patterson holds a Bachelor's Degree from Kentucky State University. She is an active member of the Florida Chapter of American Public Works Association (APWA) and the Florida Stormwater Association (FSA.)


  • Personnel: Increase job-related training to meet current and future needs of the department. Ensure continuous improvement in employee performance through education and training. Provide efficient and effective services to the residents, consultants, and contractors of the Village through administration, general direction, and coordination of departmental activities.
  • Roadway & Sidewalk Improvements: Maintain Village roadways for safe vehicular and public travel in accordance with the Village’s seven-year Resurfacing Program. Re-evaluate the Village’s seven-year Resurfacing Program. Maintain sidewalks, curbs, and gutters to reduce citizen requests for maintenance.
  • Traffic Calming: Provide for the efficient and safe movement of people and pedestrians within the Village through the use of traffic engineering studies, design, installation, maintenance and operation of traffic control devices including directional signs, speed limit signs, permanent traffic calming devices and pavement markings.
  • Stormwater Improvement: Continue to implement capital improvement projects in accordance with the Village’s Storm Water Master Plan. Revenue from the Village’s Stormwater Utility and grant funds from the Department of Environmental Protection will be used to support both Capital and Operating Expenses.
  • Signage Program: Continue implementation of the Village’s overall signage program.
  • Transit/Circulator: Coordinate and manage transit service contract, provide recommendations for enhancing Village transit services and ensure compliance with Citizen Independent Transportation Trust requirements.
  • Right of Way Enhancements: Continue to coordinate and manage available resources to enhance the esthetics of the Village Neighborhoods, while strengthening the infrastructure where needed.


  • Designed beautification project and completed two landscape improvement projects along US1.
  • Completed Phase V of localized drainage improvements project.
  • Established tree management plan, street tree inventory, and updated information in GIS database.
  • Gave away 125 Trees of varying species at the Annual Tree Giveaway Event.
  • Recertified as a ‘Tree City USA” Community for 8th year and received Growth Award for the 3rd year.
  • Completed street resurfacing projects, including SW 168 St from to SW 87 Ct to SW 94 Ct; and installation of ADA ramp improvements shallows for Bike Share the Road.
  • Completed installation of traffic calming devices.
  • Installed new sidewalks and curbing, repaired/replaced sidewalks, and upgraded ADA ramps.
  • Designing SRTS Improvements near Perrine Elementary and Coral Reef Elementary with grant funding.
  • Transit Circulator Study Completed.
  • Co-designated SW 156 St. & 90 Ave. as Harry Troeger Way.
  • Installed GPS devices in all operational Village vehicles.
  • Managed ongoing canal maintenance on Village-owned canals.

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Hours of Operation & Contact Information

Monday through Friday (except on observed holidays)
8:30 am - 5 pm

Village of Palmetto Bay
Public Services Department
9495 SW 180th Street
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157

Phone: 305-969-5011
Fax: 305-969-5091


Public Services Division
  • Danny Casals, Field Operations Supervisor
  • Jimmy Pruneda, Grounds Maintenance Worker
  • Steven Diaz, Grounds Maintenance Worker
  • Robert Hurtak, Grounds Maintenance Worker
  • Juan Lopez, Transit Operation Specialist
  • Gil Lackwood, Bus Operator
Facilities Maintenance Division
  • Franklin Myrthil, Facilities Maintenance Superintendent
  • Val Garcia, Grounds/Facilities Sup.
  • Jesus Mosqueda, Maintenance Worker
  • Philippe Gousse, Maintenance Worker
  • Luis Urquia, Maintenance Worker
  • Samuel Boggess, Maintenance Worker
  • Eric Campuzano, Maintenance Worker
  • Freddie Jackson, Facility Maintenance Worker II
  • Sammy Rivera, Facility Maintenance Worker I

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