Department of Public Services - Corrice E. Patterson, Director


 Helpful Tips from the South Florida Water Management District  for Homeowners Living on Canals:

  1. Know your property line.  Personal property, trees and home improvement projects  should be kept to the homeowners property.
  2. Although the South Florida Water Management District  does allow use of District lands, as long as it does not impact normal operations, permits are required when placing fencing, sheds, trees, docks and other structures on the canal right of way. When in doubt call the local office of the South Florida Water Management District (305) 513-3420  and ask if you need a permit.
  3. Before a storm or hurricane makes sure to clear the right of way. Bring in all potted plants, tables and chairs,  lawn ornaments and any other items that cannot be secured.
  4. Make sure to secure properly items that cannot be brought into the home, such as sheds, swing and play sets.
  5. Stake small trees and tall garden, plants with wood, plastic or other sturdy stakes driven at least 8 inches into the ground
  6. Brown fronds and seed pods on palms should be removed. If you have not already done so, remove coconuts from coconut palm trees and harvest items (e.g., fruits) from other trees that are mature enough to be picked.
  7. If you own exotic pets such as reptiles or birds, be sure to bring them inside or secure them to prevent escape.

Canal Bank Erosion, Stabilization, and Signage- INSUFFICIENT NO. OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
Monday, October 24, 2016 was the last day to submit applications from residents who would like to request signage the canal right of way adjacent to their property.  Earlier on June 21, the Village held a Town Hall Canal Workshop to address the issues of canal bank erosion, stabilization, and signage for the residents. A process was established to allow residents the opportunity to requests signage on their canal right of way.  See the process flowchart and review information about the type of signage available

UPDATE:  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.  A new 60-day application cycle will open in the future allowing residents another opportunity to submit an application for signage along the canal right-of-way.  Announcements of a new future cycle will be provided on our website and social media channels. UPDATED 10/27/16

Temporary Speed Hump Program

Temporary Speed Humps have been installed in the following locations:

  • SW 156th Street between 89th-90th Avenues
  • SW 137th Street between 80th Ct and 82nd Avenue
  • SW 80th Court between 136-138th Streets
  • SW 163rd Terrace between 84th & 87th Avenues
  • SW 72nd Avenue between SW 152nd & 156th Street

If interested in this program, you may download a Temporary Speed Hump application online. 

List of Drainage Areas Slated for Improvements

In January, the Village Council unanimously approved an agreement for the planning, design and permitting for drainage improvement in seven priority areas by adopting Resolution 2016-07.  The seven areas were identified based on the area's historical propensity to experience localized flooding after heavy rainfall events.  The approved areas 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. 


Online Services Requests

*Businesses needing a street closure permit must follow the Special Events Permit process.  Visit the Planning & Zoning webpage for more information.

Online Documents

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
Facilities Maintenance Division
  • Franklin Myrthil, Facilities Maintenance Superintendent
  • Jesus Mosqueda, Maintenance Worker
  • Kiwani Jones, Maintenace Worker
  • Philippe Gousse, Maintenance Worker
  • Luis Urquia, Maintenance Worker
  • Eric Campuzano, Maintenance Worker
  • Eduardo Sabina, Maintenance Worker
  • Freddie Jackson, Facility Maintenance Worker II
  • Sammy Rivera, Facility Maintenance Worker I
  • Ernesto Perez, Maintenance Technician

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