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Town of Cutler Bay, Florida News and Events

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HEADLINES

  • May 31st: Town Meeting – Town Center Plaza
  • June 4th: Hurricane Preparedness Workshop
  • June 7th: Concerned Citizens Presents The Director of S. Florida Natural Resources Center

  • Right Turn For Old Cutler Road/184th Street Approved
  • 2016 Cutler Bay Elections – Council Member Sue Ellen Loyzelle and Michael Callahan Open Campaign Accounts

LOCAL EVENTS

Town Meeting – Town Center Plaza

Tuesday, May 31st at 6pm. The Town of Cutler Bay will hold the first 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's tenants and the general public. The first meeting takes place at Town Hall located at 10720 Caribbean Blvd. See the flyer for future meeting dates.

Hurricane Preparedness Workshop

Saturday, June 4th from 8am until noon. Hurricane season begins June 1st. To help you prepare, the Villages of Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest along with the Town of Cutler Bay will be holding a hurricane preparedness workshop. The workshop takes place at the Palmetto Bay Village Hall courtyard, located at 9705 East Hibiscus Street (off Franjo near US-1). For more information, see the flyer.

Concerned Citizens Presents The Director of S. Florida Natural Resources Center

Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm. The Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will feature guest speaker Robert Johnson, the director of the South Florida Natural Resources Center. The Center conducts scientific inquires relating to our environment. The event takes place at Cornerstone Church, located at 20740 Old Cutler Road.

Town Meeting – Aquatic Center

June 9th from 6pm -8pm. The town of Cutler Bay will hold the first of several public involvement meeting to get community input regarding creating a new Aquatic Facility. The first meeting takes place at Town Hall, located at 10720 Caribbean Blvd. For future meeting dates and times see the flyer.

Cutler Bay Movie Night

Friday, June 10th at 8pm. The town of Cutler Bay will present the movie “The Good Dinosaur”. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair. Food will be available for purchase. The event takes place on the south lawn of Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, located at 20601 Old Cutler Road. For more information, see the flyer.



COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Local Turnpike Construction Starts May 22nd

Several lane closings, detours and road work are expected to take place beginning Sunday, May 22nd, including lane closures in Cutler Bay. Most of the work will occurr between 10pm and 5am. Please review the following traffic advisory and plan ahead.

New Right Turn For Old Cutler Road/184th Street

Once the school expansion at Palmer Trinity is complete, the main entrance will be relocated to SW 184th Street (Eureka Dr). In order to address the increase in traffic, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on May 17th approved adding a right turn lane on Old Cutler road heading South at the 184th street intersection. No word on when construction will take place.

Tiger Shark Way

In recognition of Cutler Bay High Schools inaugural graduation class, 212th Street between 85th and 87th Ave. will be co-designated "Tiger Shark Way". The co-designation was approved by the BCC at their May 17th meeting.

PB Mayor Flinn Given Award For Increasing Park Space

Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn was awarded the Charles H. Crandon Award from Miami-Dade Parks department “for outstanding effort by an elected official to increase park, recreation, and conservation open space opportunities for residents and visitors of Miami-Dade.”

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, May 18th, 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.

Vote on 216th Property Rezoning Delayed

The owners of the 18.57 acres of vacant property on 216th Street between 92nd PL and SW 89th PL (map) requested a deferral at last nights town council meeting. The town staff had recommended that the town council deny the owners request to change the future land use map and zoning that would allow 180 2-story townhouse at this location. Recommendations by staff can be ignored by the council.

It is unknown if the owner will change his request or if the lobbyists will be out in force trying to get the council to over-rule the staffs recommendation. However, the request will now be heard at the June 15th council 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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