DRAINAGE ISSUES BEING ADDRESSED
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. SEPT. 10, 2015
SFWMD PRESENTATION POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) presentation has been postponed again. Public Works staff will coordinate with the Village Communications Office to promote a firm date as soon as possible (likely late October), so please check back. Call with questions at 305-259-1234. SEP 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
BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
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
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
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 more. JUL 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
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.
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.
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.
As Director of the Village of Palmetto Bay’s Public Works 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.
- Maintenance of Landscaping Covenant form
- Temporary Street Closing Permit
- Street Tree Request Form
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan- 2009
- Traffic Calming Study - June 2015
Steven Diaz, Grounds Maintenance Worker
Gil Lackwood, Bus Operator
Franklin Myrthil, Facilities Maintenance Superintendent
Freddie Jackson, Facility Maintenance Worker II
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Solid Waste/Trash Services here.
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