CALL NOW FOR FREE TREES FROM EARTH WEEK CELEBRATION
We still have an ample selection of free trees for Palmetto Bay residents to chose from. The give-away program allows for one tree for each Palmetto Bay household (see Facebook photos from last week's event). Call Public Works now at 305-969-5011. Trees included: 30 Mahogany trees, 39 Royal Poincianas, 46 Paradise Trees, and 9 Lysiloma Sabicu MAY 1, 2013
OLD CUTLER TRAFFIC CIRCLE DISCUSSED AT COW
At the April 17 Committee of the Whole meeting (see Agenda) the Village gathered input to jointly explore solutions to manage traffic at Old Cutler Road, SW 136 St., and SW 67 Ct. Traffic circles can reduce congestion and enhance neighborhood aesthetics, especially at this Palmetto Bay-Pinecrest gateway. APR 17, 2013
PUMP STATION PROJECT COMMENCES APRIL 28 ALONG EUREKA DRIVE
Staring Sunday, April 28, County Water & Sewer crews launch a Pump Station Improvement project for Basin C. This initial phase may cause temporary detours and commuter delays along Eureka Dr. (SW 184 St.). Read more. APR 26, 2013
STREET-TREE REQUEST FORM MAKES PROCESS FAST AND SIMPLE
Public Works is working to make resident tree requests easy and efficient with the introduction of a new on-line "Street-Tree Request Form," in the Forms & Documents section of this department page. If you want a tree planted in the right-of-way adjacent to your property, download this form and follow the simple instructions. APRIL 1, 2013
FIG WHITE FLIES ATTACKING FICUS TREES THROUGHOUT AREA
Cooperative Extension Agent Henry Mayer addressed the Village Council Feb. 20 on the white fly infestation of ficus trees and hedges. Also known as the fig whitefly, this voracious pest feeds on the underside of leaves, seriously injures the host plant, and can even cause death of the plant. FEB 20, 2013
KEEPING RIGHT-OF-WAYS CLEAN MAINTAINS OUR PARK-LIKE APPEAL
Palmetto Bay has regulations (Section 30-60.1 - Village Code of Ordinance) for maintenance of parkways and right-of-ways adjacent to private residential properties. Homeowners are responsible for maintenance of all public right-of-way adjacent to their properties which includes mowing, litter/debris removal, palm-frond removal, and landscape maintenance. FEB 20, 2013
Camacho Street Signs ... Famil and friends of Kaely Camacho gathered with Village officials April 12 to unveil new street signs honoring her memory (see Facebook photos). The Council voted to co-designate the roadway at SW 80 Ave. and 162 St. Camacho was killed April 13, 2012, by a drunk driver. APR 12, 2013
Phase V Drainage ... A major capital improvement program -- the Phase V Drainage Project -- is now underway in the Village of Palmetto Bay to address roadway flooding issues in localized areas. See details including maps. MAR 26, 2013
Water-Main Repairs ... WASD suspended a project on Feb. 13 to replace a 48-inch water line along SW 87 Ave., which was causing less-than-normal water pressure in the area, and extraordinarily high volumes of resident complaints around the requisite construction activity. For more information, visit the County site, dial 311, or call 786-552-8088. FEB 13, 2013
Street Repaving Program ... The 2013 street resurfacing & roadway striping program is now underway at SW 174 St. from Northbound lanes of US-1 (not including US-1) to SW 87 Ave. Public Works encourages motorists to drive safely and be patient during the construction period. JAN 29, 2013
Arbor Day Tree Planting ... Palmetto Bay observed Florida's Arbor Day with a tree planting at Palmetto Bay Park, Jan. 18 -- one in a series of efforts by the Public Works department to continue "greening" the Village, while maintaining our standing as a Tree City USA. JAN 19, 2013
Arbor Day Recognition ... Mayor Stanczyk proclaimed January 18, 2013, as Arbor Day in Palmetto Bay -- a key event for a Tree City USA member in good standing. The proclamation was issued at the February 2013 Regular Council Meeting. See Facebook photos. FEB 4, 2012
Signage Upgrade ... Mast-arm signs have been replaced with new “Palmetto Bay blue” street signs in an ongoing effort to increase visibility and to maintain the Village's distinctive image. These new signs were installed at most major intersections in the Village. NOV 13, 2012
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
Stormwater No-Nos ... Reckless disposal of chemicals, paint, or motor oil is a major no-no. Add seemingly innocent yard clippings to the list! Improperly discarded yard waste contributes excessive nutrients and organic matter to storm water -- triggering algae blooms in waterways that deplete oxygen levels that fish need to survive. Read more. APRIL 30, 2012
Pests Invade Website ... During the hot, wet summer season, you'll find helpful hints on mosquito control -- as well as information to address growing concerns re: Ficus and Gumbo Limbo Whiteflies, on the Village's Pest Control webpage. JUN 20, 2012
IBus Stops at Publix ... An IBus stop was re-introduced at Publix on June 2011 timetable. See our IBus page for general info, and note that Route-A service now includes mid-day stops at the SW 147 St. Publix. See the Route-A and Route-B Map & schedule. JUNE 20, 2011
Why No Bike Lanes ... A resident recently asked why bike lanes were not introduced as part of the SW 144 St. road-way improvement project. Our Public Works team reports that the street is not wide enough for bicycles and cars to operate safely within one lane. Read more. AUG 12, 2011
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, 1011
Department News Archive
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 in Palmetto Bay’s Public Works division since its inception in 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 Public Works 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.
The Department of Public Works 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. The Public Works Department has continued to deliver excellence every day. Rain or shine, the crews are ever-present, assisting the residents. This small town approach continues to exemplify the best of Palmetto Bay.
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 activities of the Public Works Department.
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.
- Transportation Master Plan -The Transportation Master Plan was completed in FY 2004-05. This Plan will provide the blueprint for future transportation projects and investments. The Transportation Plan received the 2004 Outstanding Transportation Study Award from the American Planning Association’s Gold Coast Section.
- Stormwater Master Plan - The Stormwater Master Plan provides the justification for the grant funding that the Village has received from the State and forms the basis for the establishment of a Palmetto Bay Stormwater Utility. In conjunction with the Stormwater Master Plan the Village entered into an interlocal agreement with Miami-Dade County as co-permittee on NPDES MS4 operating permit. FLS000003. Effective February 2, 2005 FEMA approved the Village’s application to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. This action guarantees that flood insurance will continue to be available to local property owners.
- Signage Master Plan - The Signage Master Plan provides the basis for the Village to undertake the requested signage upgrades throughout the Village that will strengthen the community’s sense of identity and make it easier for residents and visitors to find their way.
- Traffic Calming - The Village Public Works Department, working in conjunction with Miami-Dade County, continues to respond to numerous residential complaints in reference to traffic signals and other traffic control devices to reduce speeding through residential neighborhoods. Traffic calming projects are currently underway throughout Village neighborhoods.
- Circulator Study - The Public Works Department has taken the initiative to investigate alternate modes of transportation within the Village to minimize roadway congestion. These initiatives include the new "IBUS" bus circulator currently in operation. Please click here for more information.
The Public Works Department, building on the foundations described above, has begun the implementation of improvements throughout the Village.
- Roadway Resurfacing - The Department of Public Works is committed to providing quality roadways to meet the needs of its residents and the traveling public. They are committed to doing this in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. The staff is responsible for approximately 118 miles of two-lane roadways in the Village. All roadways have been prioritized based on a seven-year work plan.
- Sidewalks - Repair of approximately 6,750 square feet of damaged sidewalk, installation of curbing on 152nd St. adjacent to Coral Reef Park and the installation of approximately 3,080 square feet of new sidewalks throughout the Village.
- Stormwater Projects - Completion of several stormwater projects throughout the Village.
- Traffic Calming - The Village's second traffic circle has been completed.
- Street & Welcome Monument Signage - Annual maintenance of the Village's 1,000-plus blue street signs continues. See more information and photos.
Forms & Documents
Corrice Patterson, Director
Kristy Bada, Administrative Assistant
Danny Casals, Field Operations Supervisor
Franklin Myrthil, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
Roland Ruiz, Stormwater Engineering Technician
Jimmy Pruneda, Maintenance Worker
Steven Diaz, Maintenance Worker
Freddie Jackson, Janitor/Facility Maintenance Worker
Elias Vega, Bus Operator
Juan Lopez, Bus Operator
Phone: (305) 969-5011
Fax: (305) 969-5091
Read more here.