Department of Public Services - Corrice E. Patterson, Director

Department Headlines

The Village of Palmetto Bay has been looking to alleviate roadway congestion by increasing the efficiency of its circulator bus; the IBus. The Corradino Group recently completed a study that analyzed the present routes and provided recommendations for improvements. Click here to review the report. FEB 03 2016

Last week, Public Services completed a trenching project at Coral Reef Park, in preparation for the installation of a brand new scoreboard.  Staff worked around the clock and had the scoreboard ready in time for an early morning baseball game.  See pictures of trench work here. FEB 03 2016

Cleaning and maintenance of both the Bel Aire Canal and the Maral Estates Canal Sections is scheduled to start Tues. February 2, 2016. Contractors will be working in these areas throughout the week until work has been completed. Please contact the Public Services Dept. at 305-969-5011 for more information. JAN 26 2016

The Village of Palmetto Bay has again been recognized as a "Tree City USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation, for the Village's "commitment to urban forestry management." See the designation letter. JAN 14 2016


Safe Routes to School improvements near Coral Reef Elementary and Howard Drive Elementary will commence shortly. Sidewalk markings and locates to commence this week. More information to come, but feel free to contact Public Services at 305-969-5011 with any questions. JAN 12, 2016

FPL has planned maintenance within Palmetto Bay scheduled to start over the next few weeks, in order to clear trees away from power lines. See boundary map for locations across the Village. Please contact FPL with questions or concerns or call 305-442-8770. JAN 04, 2016.
If you want your neighborhood to be reviewed for sidewalk installations/improvements, Public Services staff will conduct an initial assessment and consider design and implementation -- based on priority need. Contact Public Services or call 305-969-5011 with concerns and questions. JAN. 4, 2016
There are seven localized areas in the Village that have historically experienced flooding issues during heavy rainfall events. As engineering services are required to eliminate or reduce flooding, Public Services is soliciting a proposal from a Pre-Qualified Civil Engineering Firm to provide engineering & design services for the following localized drainage improvement areas:
  • Area 1 - SW 87 Ave. from SW 142 St. to SW 143 St.
  • Area 2 - SW 80 Ave. from SW 152 St. to SW 148 St.
  • Area 3 - SW 80 Ave. in front of 16625
  • Area 4 - SW 88 Ct. between SW 156 St. and SW 159 St.
  • Area 5 - East side of SW 84 Ct. between SW 147 St. and SW 147 Ter.
  • Area 6 - Standing water in front of 7330 SW 145 Ter.
  • Area 7 - Standing water in front of 7990 SW 155 St.

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. DEC 11, 2015

Other Department News

WATER MAIN REPAIRED... A water-main near SW 178 Terr. & 88 Pl. ruptured Jan. 14. Residents monitored real-time updates on Facebook and Twitter, as County Water & Sewer crews made repairs JAN 14, 2016

TREE RECYCLING & DISPOSAL... Please note several options are being offered by Miami-Dade County for Christmas tree disposal and recycling. JAN 01, 2016

SPEED HUMP INSTALLATIONS... Completion of the first installations of temporary speed humps along SW 82Ct, 83Ave, and 84Ave have been well received by affected residents.  Public Services staff will be working on the next phase of installations shortly, awaiting the receipt of additional speed humps which have already been purchased.  Download a speed hump application and contact Public Services at 305-969-5011 with any questions or concerns. JAN 12, 2016

US-1 MEDIAN BEAUTIFICATION... Pursuant to Resolution 2015-99 approved by council on November 2, 2015, the Public Service department will be contracting with a landscape professional to beautify the US 1 medians located at SW 160th Street to SW 168th Street, and Wayne Avenue to SW 183rd Street.  This project will include planting of trees and landscaping improvements at the two median areas mentioned.  More updates to come in January, 2016. DEC 14, 2015

MORE DRAINAGE IN 2016... Council has approved the contracting of an engineering firm to provide design development plans and drainage designs for new drainage improvements in the area of sub-basin 59/60, known as SW 82 Ave from SW152nd St to SW160th Street and a localized improvement at the intersection of SW 160th St and SW 81st Ave.  This project is part of the C-100 C-W-7 Miami Dade County basin.  More updates will be provided in January, 2016. DEC 14, 2015

BLOCK PARTY PERMITS ... Residents must file an application for a Temporary Street Closing Permit with Public Works no later than 14 days prior to an event. You must also submit a petition signed by 75% of residents within the area being barricaded, and provide announcements to all area residents. (Different requirements apply to businesses.) OCT 27, 2011

LANDSCAPE COVENANT REQUIRED ... If you are considering planting your own landscaping in the right-of-way along your property, please complete this Maintenance of Landscaping Covenant form requesting Village permission to plant trees and agreeing that you will perform all required maintenance of that landscaping. APRIL 12, 2011

Public Services News Archive

About Public Services & Department Goals

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
  • Robert Hurtak, Grounds Maintenance Worker
  • Juan Lopez, Bus Operator
  • 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
  • Eric Campuzano, Maintenance Worker
  • Freddie Jackson, Facility Maintenance Worker II
  • Sammy Rivera, Facility Maintenance Worker I

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