Department of Public Services - Corrice E. Patterson, Director

Department Headlines

Contractors have completed Phases 1&2 of In-Pavement Solar Marker installations in the area around the traffic circle at SW168 and 87th Ave. Work on Phases 3&4 is scheduled to begin tomorrow Wednesday, Nov. 25th .  Expect detours between 8am and 5pm, when using the North and South bound lanes at the traffic circle.  See the phase 3 MOT and phase 4 MOTfor detour information. NOV.24.2015 
Public Services is doing its part to control overpopulation of stray and feral cats with a new, humane and effective Trap-Neuter-Return program. Residents may now rent traps with payment of a refundable deposit (for up to 10 days), by completing a rental agreement. Review the Village T-N-R Policy or this printer- friendly guide. NOV.23, 2015
Pursuant to our commitment to our residents, Public Services scheduled installation of temporary speed humps on Nov. 19, but due to an unexpected issue with the equipment required for installation, the project start has been delayed. Meanwhile, we apologize and invite you to please stay tuned for an update here in early December. NOV. 19, 2015

As our community becomes more dense, construction of bicycle/pedestrian facilities as an alternative to automobile travel becomes more important. Palmetto Bay's Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan is a step toward achieving a higher percentage of non-motorized trips by identifying areas in greatest need. AUG 01, 2009

News & Archive

WATER & SEWER DEPT ADDRESSES LEAK...County Water & Sewer Dept. crews are repairing a 72-inch gravity sewer break that occurred while a contractor was working in the canal easement along SW 77th Ave. near SW 147th Terrace. Read more. Posted signs advise the public to stay away from the affected area. If anyone should come into contact with the canal, immediately wash thoroughly with soap and water. Call WASD at 305-274-9272. OCT 25, 2015

CANAL BANK ISSUES IDENTIFIED DURING TOUR...During a tour of the C-100 Canal, South Florida Water Management District officials assessed levels of bank destabilization, considered next steps in determining responsibility for erosion, stated boats do not add to erosion any more than other factors, and outlined enforcement options. Get information during a presentation on Oct. 23 (below). OCT 19, 2015

SFWMD TALKS CANAL BANKS ON OCT. 23...South Florida Water Management District invites Village residents to discuss canal banks, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m., in Village Hall Chambers. SFWMD’s Armando Vilaboy’s one-hour talk covers canal bank stabilization projects, SFWMD projects recently completed, and prioritization/funding of future projects. For info call 305-969-5011. OCT 23, 2015

REQUESTS FOR TEMPORARY SPEED HUMPS...Pursuant to Resolution 2015-61 approved by Village Council in July, Public Works is accepting applications for installation of temporary speed humps, to place on residential streets on an as-needed, case-by-case basis. Review this flowchart of the process. Contact the Public Works Dept or call 305-969-5011 with questions. SEP 16, 2015

COUNTY ADDRESS DRAINAGE ISSUES ... Miami-Dade  County is responding to drainage issues that occurred Labor Day weekend due to heavy rains. Workers started cleaning drains along SW 87 Ave., south of SW 168 St. In addition, the County is planning to commence a previously scheduled drainage project at the end of September at SW 152 St. and 82 Ave. Please contact Public Works at 305-969-5011 with questions. AUG 01, 2015

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS RESOURCE INFORMATION ... Public Works dept. has a supply of extra handouts from the 2015/16 Disaster Preparedness Workshop, June 15 (see list of brochures in June 2015 e-news); and also provided links to educational videos, in Spanish and English, on disaster preparedness against natural and man-made hazards. JUN 15, 2015

TRAFFIC CALMING REPORT ISSUED TO COUNCIL ... A report issued to the Palmetto Bay Village Council at the June 17 Committee of the Whole Meeting indicates residents are most concerned with speeding, traffic volume during peak hours, traffic-circle delays, and conditions near schools, such as blocked driveways and sidewalks. Read the report in its entirety. JUNE 22, 2015
WASD WATER MAIN WORK TO IMPROVE FIRE PROTECTION ...The County Water & Sewer Department (WASD) is early in the design phase to install  approximately 1722 linear feet of new 8-inch water main along SW 149 Dr., from SW 151 St to SW 82 Ave. The new water main will improve fire protection in the area and domestic service to the properties fronting SW 149 Dr. Be advised, WASD has not yet established a proposed start of construction date. JUL 20, 2015
DRAINAGE PROJECT UPDATE MAKES LOCAL HEADLINES ...Drainage work has been completed on SW 89 Ave between SW 156Terr to 153Terr, and SW 156Terr between 88 Ct and 88 Ave.  During the next three weeks, workers will be present on 155 Terr between 89 and 88 Ave to install 333 ft of exfiltration trench, 243 ft of 18" HDPE Pipe, 146 ft of 15" HDPE pipe, 5 catch basin and 5 manholes. See map of completed portions, and local Palmetto Bay News coverage of project. JULY 14, 2015

77th CT DRAINAGE PROJECT COMPLETE ... Drainage improvements in the area of SW 77 Court are now complete.  Please contact our Public Works dept. at 305-969-5011 with any questions about this project.  Look for future drainage improvements on our website.  JUNE 23, 2015

HURRICANE PREP PRESENTATION ON JUNE 15 ...A hurricane prep presentation hosted by Mayor Flinn and Councilmember Cunningham took place June 15 at Village Hall. Robert Molleda, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the Nat'l Weather Service addressed seasonal predictions, NWS info/services during an event, and awareness tips. See on demand video- and photo-coverage. JUN 15, 2015
Non-Discrimination Rules ... Palmetto Bay is committed to ensuring no person is excluded from participation in the benefits of its transit services. Therefore, the Village is in full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or nationality in programs receiving Federal financial assistance. MAR 5, 2015

Tree City Award ... In honor of its continued commitment to effective urban-forest management, Palmetto Bay has again earned official recognition as a 2014 Tree City USA and received a Growth Award from the Arbor Day Foundation. Read more. MAR 24, 2015

County Waste Fees ... Property owners in the Solid Waste Collection Service Area who purchased additional green waste carts prior to Oct. 1, 2014, received letters about the new fee. Call for info: 305-499-8773.

Flood Protection Webpages ... Because Palmetto Bay is in an area susceptible to flooding, so FEMA specifically designated the majority of our Village a "Special Flood Hazard Area." Read moreJUL 16, 2013

Love Your Swale ... Homeowners are responsible for mowing, litter/debris removal, palm-frond removal, and landscape on public right-of-ways adjacent to their properties. See Municode Section 30-60.1 MAR 15, 2014

Block Parties ... 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

Tree Request Process ... If you want a tree planted in the right-of-way adjacent to your property, download this form Form and follow the simple instructions. JUN 9, 2014

Landscape Covenant Form ... 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

Department 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.


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 and Sidewalk Improvements
Maintain Village roadways for safe vehicular and public travel in accordance with the Village’s seven (7) year Resurfacing Program. Re-evaluate the Village’s seven (7) 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 Projects
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

Coordinate and manage transit service contract, provide recommendations for enhancing Village transit services and ensure compliance with Citizen Independent Transportation Trust requirements. Read more.

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

Biography - Director of Public Services Corrice Patterson

As Director of the Village of Palmetto Bay’s Public Services department, Ms. Patterson offers extensive experience in both the public and private sector. Since 2001, she has held positions with the City of Miami in the Department of Community Development; and has served Palmetto Bay since 2003. In the private sector, Ms. Patterson worked as a Sr. Engineering Technician for a major pharmaceutical company. She earned a Bachelor degree in Manufacturing Technology from Kentucky State University. She is an active member of the Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the Florida Stormwater Association (FSA).

In her capacity as Director, Ms. Patterson oversees department’s Operating and Capital Improvement Project budgets. Additionally, Ms. Patterson:

  • Provides facility maintenance support for municipal buildings;
  • Oversees fleet management;
  • Administers the Village’s stormwater utility program;
  • Manages consultant engineering services agreements;
  • Reports on departmental activities;
  • Sets long-range goals;
  • Provides operational planning; and
  • Manages departmental personnel.

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Staff & Contact Information

Corrice Patterson, Director
Luz Dominguez, Administrative Assistant
Public Works Division
Danny Casals, Field Operations Supervisor
Jimmy Pruneda, Grounds Maintenance Worker
Steven Diaz, 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
Robert Hurtak, Maintenance Worker
Freddie Jackson, Facility Maintenance Worker II
Sammy Rivera, Facility Maintenance Worker I

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

Garbage/Trash Pick-up Information

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Solid Waste/Trash Services here.



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