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Town of Cutler Bay, Florida News and Events

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HEADLINES

  • July 19th: Town Meeting – Aquatic Center
  • July 20th: Town Council Meeting- New Charter School on Agenda
  • July 28th: August 8th: Cutler Bay Qualifying Period
  • July 29th: Summer Glow Party and BBQ

  • Burlington Coat Factory in Cutler Bay Now Hiring
  • Roadway Resurfacing Projects

LOCAL EVENTS

Town Meeting – Aquatic Center

July 19th from 6-8pm. The town of Cutler Bay will hold the second of several public involvement meeting to get community input regarding creating a new Aquatic Facility. The meeting takes place at Cutler Ridge Park, located at 10100 SW 200th Street. See the PowerPoint presentation for more information. To comment on this issue, visit our Facebook page.

Active Adults Field Trip

July 27th. Active adults are invited to attend the July 27th Marlins vs. Phillies game. This free trip includes lunch and transportation. Registration is required by July 20th. See the flyer for registration and additional information.

Summer Glow Party and BBQ

Friday, July 29th, 7 to9pm. Holy Rosary-St. Richards Church will be holding a Glow Party to celebrate the end of summer. Admission is $5.00 per child and teenagers, parents are free. Admission includes a glow bracelet. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event takes place at 18455 Franjo Rd. For more information, see the flyer.

2nd Annual Splash in the Bay

Saturday, July 30th from 10am – 2pm. A fun event for the whole family. This summer pool party features a DJ, free food and drinks, and lots of wet fun. The event takes place at Cutler Ridge Pool, located at Cutler Ridge Park. See our parks page for maps and other park information. See the flyer for more event information.

Fantasy Theatre Summer Camp

August 1 - 12th from 9am-4pm. Here's a great way for kids ages 8-14 to express their creative side. Fantasy Theatre Factory is holding their Theatre Camp for kids at the South Dade Cultural Arts Center. Enrollment ends July 22nd so don't delay. Cost is $400 per student, with before and after-care available. The camp takes place at the South Dade Cultural Arts Center. See their Facebook page for more information.

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

Burlington Coat Factory in Cutler Bay Now Hiring

Burlington Coat Factory is expected to open in the fall of this year. They are now taking applications for sales associates. The new store will be located at the former Best Buy location at 19191 S. Dixie Hwy.

Roadway Resurfacing Projects

Beginning the last week in July and lasting approximately 6 weeks. New roadway resurfacing projects will get underway in portions of Cutler Ridge Pines, Mark Manor Pines and Whispering Pines. The project may result in some detours. See the notice to residents and the map of specific roads that will be repaved.

Register To Win a Free Bike!

July is Parks and Recreation Month. Enter for a chance to win a Bicycle valued at $475.00! Just Visit this website before July 29th for your chance to win.

Road Closure And Detour For Franjo Road

Beginning July 5th, Monday -Saturdays from 7am until 5:30pm. Franjo Road will be the latest roadway closure, beginning Tuesday, July 5th, traffic will be diverted both North and South bound traffic will be detoured to Holiday Road. The construction will take place in two phases. The first phase will close Franjo from Caribbean blvd. to SW 196th Street and the second phase, from from SW 196th Drive to SW 198th terrace. The road closure is due to the installation of an 8 inch water main by the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department.


Cutler Bay Qualifying Period – July 28th - August 8th

The qualifying period for residents interested in running for a seat on the Town Council will open on Tuesday, July 26th at noon and end on Friday, August 12th at noon. If you are interested in running for the position of either Vice-Mayor or District 2, you are urged to contact the Town Clerk's Office for information on how to run. General information can be found on the town's elections page or this flyer. See the map of council districts and a breakdown of salary and benefits.

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. Movies for June are:

  • July 12th and 13th – Minions and The Peanuts Movie
  • July 19th and 20th – Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip and Curious George
  • July 26th and 27th The Book of Life and Hotel Transylvania 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

Charter School, CVS, Rezoning on Wednesday, July 20th Agenda

Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm. The town council will consider and vote on three items of high interest to Cutler Bay residents. They will be considering: approval of a site plan for a new CVS (Old Cutler and 87th Ave); approval of "Mater Academy" a new K-5, 1200 student charter school (87th Ave. and 216th St.); and rezoning property for multifamily residential (200th St. and 87th Ave). Read the agenda to find out more and comment on these issues by viewing our facebook page. The meeting takes place at Town Hall, 10720 Caribbean blvd.

New Cutler Bay Charter School on Wednesday, July 20th Agenda

July 20th, 7pm at Town Hall, located at 10720 Caribbean Blvd. This is a proposal for Mater Academy to open a K - 5 charter school at 22025 SW 87th Ave, the 44.03 acre site of the former Bay Point Schools (map). The approval includes allowing the school to later expand to K - 8 with a total population of 1,200 students. For more information, see the agenda: item 9F .

Editors Note: Lobbyists for Mater Academy, Juan Mayol, gave $1000.00 to Mayor Peggy Bell's 2014 election; Arza Consulting contributed $250.00. Lobbyist Jose Castillo (Green Point Group) worked for the campaigns of both Mayor Bell(2014) and Councilmember Loyzelle (2011 and Mar-Jun 2016). Additional lobbyist information can be found in the agenda or online.

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.

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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