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Town of Cutler Bay, Florida News and Events

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HEADLINES

  • July 16th: $1.00 Admission to the Deering Estate

  • Stop Lobbyists From Working On Political Campaigns
  • Cutler Bay Kmart Closing
  • Registration Open For the 4th Annual Senior Games
  • Tribute To Louise Lockwood at Whispering Pines Park

LOCAL EVENTS

$1.00 Admission to the Deering Estate

The Deering Estate will offer $1.00 admission to the park on Sunday, July 16th, from 10am - 4pm. There will be lots of activities, a tropical fruit display, the Zoo Squad, along with other activities for an additional fee such as canoe tours, and a rain barrel workshop (pre-registration required).

Registration Open For the 4th Annual Senior Games

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Cutler Bay Senior Games. Residents 50 and over can qualify to compete in a variety of events. See the flyer and registration form for more information. Congratulations to Cutler Bay resident, Steve Zarzecki, who went on to win two silver metals in the national games.



COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Stop Lobbyists From Working On Political Campaigns

In Miami-Dade County and in some local municipalities (including Cutler Bay), candidates for office hire campaign consultants to help them get elected. These same consultants then are hired by developers to lobby their former clients and influence their votes. We believe this this creates an appearance of impropriety and a potential conflict of interest.

In our opinion, this practice needs to end, and since Miami-Dade County is updating their Charter, we are asking residents to contact the Charter Commission. Please visit this link, and in the comments area, write something to the effect of: “Please prohibit campaign consultants from lobbying, and lobbyists from working as campaign consultants, and provide for penalties for violations.” Visit our Facebook page to comment on this issue.

Cutler Bay Kmart Closing

Kmart in Southland mall is closing. The store is expected to be closed by early October. Some stores liquidation sales will begin as early as July 13. See the full list of store closings.

Cutler Bay Road Repairs To Begin

The county will begin milling and resurfacing roads that have been torn-up due to construction by Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Dept. Repairs were scheduled to begin on July 12th (weather permitting). According to the County's Publics Works Dept., the list of roadways that will be fixed include Franjo Road between Caribbean and 92nd Ave. For a complete list visit our Facebook page.

Tribute To Louise Lockwood at Whispering Pines Park

A new addition to Whispering Pines Park, a butterfly garden in memory of Louise Lockwood. Louise advocated to make Whispering Pines Park into what it is today. She started the 4th of July Parade and along with the Whispering Pines Civic association and Women's Club (both of which she was a member) it has become one of our towns signature events, She worked for the incorporation of the town, served on the town's parks committee and education committee. She was a teacher, a patriot, and a friend. Louise passed away last year but her hard work and dedication lives on.

New Restaurant Coming To Cutler Bay Towne Center

A new restaurant is opening in Cutler Bay! Xochimex Cantina Grill is coming to the Old Cutler Towne Center. This new restaurant is similar to Moe's and Chipotle Mexican Grill, featuring tacos, burritos, quesadilla, rice bowls, and desserts. See their website at xochimexcantinagrill.com.

Water Restrictions In Effect

Did you know that the Town of Cutler Bay can issue a fine to residents who are watering their lawn when they are not supposed to? The penalties are as follows: First violation - warning. Second violation - $50.00 fine. Third violation - $125.00 fine. Forth violation - $250.00 fine. Fifth and subsequent violations - $400.00 fines. So when can you water? Odd-numbered addresses may water on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Even- numbered addresses on Thursdays and Sundays. Watering is allowed from 4pm to 10am. Watering is prohibited between 10am and 4pm.

Who Is Lobbying In Our Town

The Town of Cutler Bay has published the names of lobbyists registered with the town. See the list of registered lobbyists and the projects they are lobbying for.

Information on Crime In Our Community

How safe is your community or street? Find out where crimes are taking place by visiting crimemapping.com. Is a sexual offender or predator living near you? Visit this miamidade.gov website to find out.



CUTLER BAY GOVERNMENT

Cutler Bay Government Information

For more information about the town's charter, agendas, ordinances, how to contact town officials, the town's website, and more, visit our Cutler Bay Government page.

Town Council Meeting and Agenda

Wednesday, July 19th, (meeting begins at 7pm proclamations at 6:30). The meeting take place at Cutler Bay Town Hall, located at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard. You can read the agenda when available at cutlerbay.legistar.com.

Listen To Council Meetings Live

Cutler Bay council meetings and workshops can now be listened to "live" as they are taking place. Visit cutlerbay.legistar.com/Calendar during the meeting and click on the words “in progress”. Past meeting agendas and audio are available from this same link.



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