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Town of Cutler Bay, Florida News and Events

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HEADLINES

  • July 29th: Free Softball Skills Clinic
  • July 29th: Splash in the Bay
  • August 1st: Open Mic Nite

  • 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

class="title">Free Softball Skills Clinic

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Girls ages 5 to 17, come out for some fun activities to introduce the sport or to improve existing skills. This clinic is geared towards players of all levels. PBSA Coaches will cover conditioning, hitting, fielding, pitching, catching, team play, and more. What to Bring/Wear: active wear, sneakers or cleats, softball glove, helmet, softball bat (optional), water bottle(s) and sunscreen. Catchers should bring their own gear. For more information, visit pbsa.siplay.com.

Splash in the Bay

Saturday, July 29th from 10am – 2pm at Cutler Ridge Park. Come out for an afternoon of music, games, burgers, and lots of wet fun including a water slide. Admission is free, and food is complimentary, just bring proper swim wear, a towel, and lots of sunscreen. The park is located at 10100 SW 200th Street. See the flyer for more information.

Open Mic Nite

Tuesday, August 1st from 7pm – 9pm at Cutler Ridge Park. This is your chance to ask questions, make complaints, give compliments, or make suggestions to the town council and staff. It's a great time to speak out on issues important to you and your neighbors. Don't miss this opportunity! For more information, see the flyer.

Back To School Tax Holiday

August 4 – 6th. It's almost time for school to begin, and here's your chance to save. The State of Florida's Back to School Tax Free Holiday takes place from August 4th through August 6th. Save on school supplies, clothing, shoes, and personal computers. To find out more, visit this publication and the FAQs.

Public Involvement Meeting – Canoe Launch

August 7th, at 7pm at town hall. For quite some time, Cutler Bay has been working towards getting a canoe/kayak launch at Lakes by the Bay Park. On August 24th, the town will hold the first of four public involvement meetings to discuss these plans and get input from the public. The proposed project consists of the launch, a park shelter, pedestrian walkway, lighting and parking. See the flyer for more information and additional meeting dates.



COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Update on SW 216th ST Development Plans

We are glad to report that the town council voted against changing the town's comprehensive plan that would have allowed over 140 new townhouses to be built in Lakes by the Bay, on 216th street.

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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