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Town of Cutler Bay, Florida News and Events

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HEADLINES

  • July 4th- July 4th Celebration at Whispering Pines Park
  • July 4th- Independence Day Fireworks at Black Point
  • July 5th- Concerned Citizens Meeting – Zoning and Traffic

  • Golf Carts Allowed at Black Point For July 4th Fireworks!
  • 2016 Cutler Bay Elections – Council Member Sue Ellen Loyzelle and Michael Callahan Open Campaign Accounts

LOCAL EVENTS

July 4th Celebration at Whispering Pines Park

The Town of Cutler Bay along with the Whispering Pines Civic Association and the Whispering Pines Woman's Club, will sponsor the 49th annual Fourth of July Celebration at Whispering Pines Park, located at SW 88th Court and Ridgeland Drive (map). A parade featuring decorated floats and bicycles begins at 9:00 am. This event is free and open to all residents of Cutler Bay. For more information, call 305- 238-4166 or see the flyer for more information. See this guide to other local 4th of July Celebrations from miami.com

Independence Day Fireworks at Black Point

July 4th, Fireworks begin at 9pm. Celebrate our country's independence with a free fireworks show at Black Point Marina. Bring your lawn chairs, and picnic baskets or visit the Ocean Grill Restaurant. Don't forget the mosquito repellent. Come early as there will be no entering or exiting during the show and there is sure to be a crowd. The Marina is located at 24775 SW 87th Ave. For a map of the location and more information about the marina, visit our parks page.

Golf Carts Permitted at the July 4th Fireworks @ Black Point!

For residents with golf carts, Miami-Dade County has agreed to allow you to drive your cart to Black Point on the 4th of July with parking in designated areas only. (golf carts are not allowed on other days). See the town's regulations and registration requirements and map of prohibited streets.

Concerned Citizens Meeting – Zoning and Traffic

Tuesday, July 5th, at 7pm. Traffic getting you down. Concerned about the numerous new developments being considered, along with land owners trying to get the local council members to up-zone their property to allow even bigger developments? The July meeting of the Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will feature presentations and open discussion on zoning and traffic in Cutler Bay. The meeting takes place at Cornerstone Church, 20740 Old Cutler Road, in Cutler Bay. Admission is free, all are welcome. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Local Libraries Offers Free Summer Meals For Children

From June 13th - August 12th, children ages 18 and under can receive a free lunch at their local library on select days. Meals are served on a first come, first served basis. For more information including participating locations, and lunch schedules, visit their website.

Free Summer Meals For Children

June 13th through August 12th. Kids and teens 18 years old or younger can receive a free meal (breakfast and/or lunch depending on location) this summer at participating locations throughout South Florida. For information about the program, visit summerfoodflorida.org. Click on “For a site near you” to look at an interactive map where you can locate and get information about start dates, meal(s) served, times and address.



COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Big Changes Coming To Franjo Road

The Village of Palmetto Bay has approved two new developments on Franjo Road, between 184th Street and US-1. The first is “Atlantico at Palmetto Bay", a five story mixed-use development with 271 residential units and commercial/retail space. The second is Sumerset Academy, A 1000 student K-8 Charter School. For more information and to see renderings of the projects, visit. To comment on this issue, visit our Facebook page.

Potential For Rapid Transit To Begin On US-1 Busway

Miami-Dade is looking at several different routes for Light Rail. Recently the Chairman of the Transit and Mobility Services stated his recommendation that the first route be completed on the US-1 Busway from Kendall to SW 344th Street. Read more at this Miami Today article. To comment on this issue, visit our Facebook page.

Cutler Bay In The News

Local volunteers are working to help restore a wetlands area in our community. The area includes uplands where countless pines are being planted with the vision to create and restore a pine rockland area. Have you visited? The area is located on 184th Street just east of US-1 as you enter the Palmetto Bay Business Center. Read about the project in this Miami Herald article, and by visiting Facebook.com/livablecutler.

$1 Summer Movies at Southland Mall

Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week beginning June 14th at 10am. Stay cool and entertained this summer with two great movies to chose from every day at the amazing price of just $1.00. The movies take place at Southland Malls Regal Cinema. For more information visit their website. http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express?sf11708847=1 Movies for June are:

  • June 14th and 15th – The Lego Movie or Max
  • June 21st and 22nd – Goosebumps and the Iron Giant: Signature Edition
  • June 28th and 29th – Pan or The Smurfs 2

Native Plants For Your Neighborhood

Looking for a great resource that can help you find native plants for your home. Visit this Institute for Regional Conservation website.

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 20th, 7pm. 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.

Town Meeting – Town Center Plaza

Tuesday, June 28th at 6pm. The Town of Cutler Bay will hold the second of several public involvement meetings to discuss plans for a new Town Center Plaza. The idea is to utilize the Town Centers vacant lot area by creating a community gathering plaza providing a recreational element for the building tenants and the general public. The meeting takes place at Cutler Ridge Park, located at 10100 SW 200th Street. See the flyer for future meeting dates. To comment on this issue, visit our Facebook page.

CVS Development Deferred

At the last town council meeting, the town and staff voted 4-1 to defer the vote on the application for a new CVS store on Old Cutler Road and 87th Ave. Council Member Coriat voted against this second deferral due to the imposition on residents who have twice attended the meeting to voice their opinions. The application is now scheduled to be heard at the July 20th meeting.

2016 Cutler Bay Elections – Vice Mayor and Council Seat 2

Have you ever considered running for a seat on the town council? Now is your opportunity to run for the position of Vice Mayor or district council Seat 2. The election takes place on November 8th, but the time to begin your campaign is now. Two candidates have already thrown their hat into the ring. Sue Ellen Loyzelle has announced she is running for the position of Vice-Mayor and Michael Callahan for District Seat 2. (See district map). For information about what you need to do to run for a seat on the Cutler Bay council, contact the town clerk at 305-234-4262 or townclerk@cutlerbay-fl.gov. See the breakdown of the salary and benefits that councilmembers receive (as of April 2016), which totals $36,602.69 for the mayor and $23,50239 for the vice mayor and councilmembers.

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.



MISCELLANEOUS LINKS OF INTEREST

Cutler Bay Mini-Bus Information

The Cutler Bay Mini-Bus is in service Monday through Saturday from 8:30 am until 5:35 pm. The fare is 25 cents. The Cutler Bay local (#200) is tracked on the County Transit page. Get information on your smartphone at miamidade.gov/transit/mobile/ or download the Miami Dade Transit Tracker app at miamidade.gov/transit/transit-tracker-app.

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