First Budget Hearing
September 9th, 7pm. The Town of Cutler Bay will hold the first of two budget hearings (The second meeting takes place on Aug. 20th). The budget calls for reducing the property taxes (millage rate) to what is known as the roll back rate. The roll back rate (2.3907) is the amount that will provide the town with the same revenue as last year. The current rate is 2.5702. The executive summary outlining changes in this budget compared to last years, begins on page 7 of the agenda.
September 11th Ceremony of Remembrance
Thursday, September 11th, 9am. Join the Miami Dade Police Department and Fire Rescue at their 13th Annual 9-11 Ceremony. This solemn event takes place at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th Street. For information, visit poat.org.
Volunteers Needed for Local Restoration Project
Saturday, September 13th from 9am – 3pm. Volunteers are needed to help plant native grasses and seedlings for this Cutler Bay coastal habitat restoration project. Participants will meet at the property located on 184th Street and Old Cutler Road, just south of the Palmetto Bay Village Center. To find out more about the project or to find out how to sign up as a volunteer, visit regionalconservation.org. To read more about the history of this property and how it was saved from development by local residents, visit livablecutler.blogspot.com.
Proposed Renaming of Cutler Bay Academy for Advanced Studies
September 18th, at 6:30pm. Miami-Dade Public Schools will hold a public meeting to consider changing the name of our new high school. See the following notices for the Cutler Ridge Campus and the Centennial Campus.
2014 Phil Peterson's Key West Poker Run
September 18th-21st. Proceeds benefit the Diabetes Research Institute and the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club. For more information, visit petersonsharley.com.
Miami-Dade Coastal CleanUp
Saturday, September 20th. Help keep Miami-Dade beaches and park areas clean. The closest clean up locations to Cutler Bay are Blackpoint Marina and the Deering Estate. For more information, and to register as a volunteer, visit miamidadecoastalcleanup.org.
The Deering Estate Annual Fee-Free-P.L.A.Y. Day
Saturday, September 20th, from 10am to 4pm. Visit the Deering Estate during their Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y” Days and enjoy free admission. tropical fruit display, scavenger hunt, and a tug-o-war. There will also be a rain barrel & water workshop, food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, visit their website at deeringestate.org.
Masquerade Ball for “Start Off Smart”
Saturday, September 27th, 7pm. Start Off Smart, a non-profit family violence support service, will be having a masquerade ball at the Miami Marriott Dadeland. The event includes cocktails, a sit down dinner, live band, silent auction and a performance by the Florida Grand Opera. Early bird tickets are available through August 31st, For more information, visit their website at sosmasquerade.com or phone 305-224-5585.
The Childrens Trust Family Expo
Saturday, September 30th from 10am – 5pm. Visit this indoor festival filled with family and kid friendly activities. The event takes place at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo Center, located at Coral Way and SW 112th Ave. For more information, visit thechildrenstrust.org.
Adult Kickball League
Tuesday nights, beginning September 16th. Join a team and join the fun. Registration ends on September 12th. Players must be 21 or older. See the flyer for more information.
Financing Hurricane and Home Energy Improvements
Local residents and commercial building owners wishing to finance hurricane and home energy improvements can now finance these improvements through the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program. This program allows homeowners to finance these improvements and pay back the costs over a period of up to 20 years as part of your property tax bill. Eligible improvements include: Insulation, Renewable Energy systems, Window and Door replacements, HVAC Systems, Lighting systems and wind resistance. Visit the Ygrene website for more information.
Cutler Bay 2014 Election Information
The qualifying period to run for office ended on August 8th. See a listing of candidates, campaign financial reports, and more at our 2014 elections page
Caribbean Blvd Detour Includes Franjo Road
The detour on Caribbean Blvd has been extended to include Franjo Road. This phase of the Caribbean Blvd road improvements is scheduled to be completed in mid-October. See the map for details of the closure and detour routes.
Metrobus Service Adjustments
Effective Sunday, August 17th, Miami Dade Transit will be making adjustments to several bus routes including the Cutler Bay Local, Route 70, and other routes that may affect your commute. Please visit miamidade.gov/transit for information about which route will be effected and what changes will be taking place.
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.
Resolution to Protesting Development of Environmentally Sensitive Land
At the August 20th council meeting, Mayor Ed MacDougall sponsored a resolution to stop development on 88 acres of rock pinelands located on SW 152nd Street and Southwest 127th Ave. Although not in our town, the hope is that other communities will follow suit and protect this piece of environmentally sensitive land that was given to U of M and then sold by them to a developer. To read more about the Mayor's resolution, see item 7A on the town's agenda and click on the links.
Town Council Meeting and Agenda
Wednesday, September 17th, 7pm. The meetings take place at Cutler Bay Town Hall, located at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard. You can read the agenda when available at cutlerbay.legistar.com.
Audio Recordings of Town Council Meetings - Now Available On-Line.
Residents can now listen to the audio recording of Cutler Bay town council meetings and workshops. You can listen to the full recording or click on subjects of interest such as a specific ordinance being considered, town manager's reports, public comments, etc.. Audio recordings are not live but are available a few days after the meeting at cutlerbay.legistar.com/calendar.
Cutler Bay Mini-Bus Information- Now Operating 5 Days a Week
The Cutler Bay Mini-Bus is in service weekdays from 8:30 am until 5:35 pm. The fare to ride is just 25 cents. See the brochure for information about this bus service including general route information, approximate arrival times, and a detailed map of individual bus stops. The Cutler Bay local (#200) is also tracked on the County Transit page where you can get information when the bus will arrive at a particular stop. You can also 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.
Watering is not allowed between 10am and 4pm. Odd-numbered street address may water on Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, even numbered addresses Thursdays and/or Sundays. For more information, visit miamidade.gov/waterconservation.
Events At The South Dade Cultural Arts Center
For Ticket / Event information for the South Dade Cultural Arts Center, visit smdcac.org/events.
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