Volume 1 | December 8, 2023

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The State of the Village is Strong!

Our 2023 State of the Village Address at lovely Thalatta Estate Park was a magical event that lifted the spirits of everyone who watched or participated in it! Mayor Karyn Cunningham and our MC Adriana Verdeja kept our audience entertained and informed, with plenty of help from The Children’s Voice Chorus and the many special guests who were recognized with awards. Our Parks & Recreation staff did an amazing job of creating a beautiful setting for this esteemed event, and we hope everyone who either attended in person or watched the live broadcast from home enjoyed the program!

You can still watch the replay of the event on our Facebook page or YouTube channel, and see more photos on our Facebook post.

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We Welcome You to a Special Holiday Event!

Please join us and Chabad of Palmetto Bay & Deering Bay on Dec. 10 for our Chanukah Unity Concert for Israel at Village Hall! This will be a fun family event for all ages, and everyone in the community is welcome. We hope to see you there as we join together to celebrate the power of light, hope, and miracles even in the darkest of times. The music of our featured singer Choni, along with wonderful food, crafts, and activities, will raise your spirits! 


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Safety Tips for the Holiday Shopping Season

On Friday, November 24, 2023, the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit kicked off its annual Holiday Crime Initiative to keep our residents and visitors from falling victim to the “Grinch.” Below are some safety tips for online and in-person shoppers!

Holiday Shoppers:

• Be aware of your surroundings.

• Park in well-lit areas.

• Keep purses or pocketbooks close to you.

• Remember to "lock it or lose it" 

• Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.

• Do not leave gifts or valuables visible in vehicles. 

• Do not leave your purses, wallets and packages unattended.

Online Shoppers and Cyber Security:

• Place orders from a secure connection to avoid potentially

malicious software.

• Make purchases from known and reputable online retailers.

• Avoid offers that seem “too good to be true.”

• Avoid using debit cards for online purchases. Use a credit card, PayPal, or gift cards instead.

Online Shoppers and Preventing Package Thefts:

• Install a video doorbell and surveillance cameras.

• Consider a more secure delivery method such as delivery to office or place of employment.

• Take advantage of other delivery options, such as delivery to secure lockers or participating

retail locations.

• Consider purchasing a porch lockbox for secure deliveries.

• Schedule deliveries for times when someone is home.

• Ask neighbor or friend to pick up packages. 

Deadline for Business Tax Receipts is Coming Soon!

The Village of Palmetto Bay would like to thank you for your patience in this new transition.

As of October 30, 2023, you can now input your

Business Tax Receipt information on our online portal.

We look forward to serving you better with this new system while honoring our commitment to environmental stewardship. Click the link below to read about the new system.

Please complete the renewal process online by December 31, 2023, to avoid penalties.

If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Villegas directly at jvillegas@palmettobay-fl.gov or 305-259-1273


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Our Art in Public Places Board Needs You!

Public art helps give our Village its unique and lovely look, and our Art-In-Public Places Advisory Board is seeking new members to help us keep it that way! The Board reviews and proposes artwork items to be acquired, and also oversees the public education and curatorial aspects of the program. If you have experience in a museum or art gallery or have worked as an artist, an art dealer, or in the fields of architecture, interior design, or graphic design, we would love to hear from you! Click the link to read more about the board or download an application.

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Upcoming Community Events

Farmer's Market

Dec. 9, 16, 23, 30

Chanukah Unity Concert for Israel

Dec. 10

Stretch & Relax Chair Exercise Class

Dec. 11, 18

Pilates Core & Stretch Class

Dec. 13, 20

Yoga by the Bay

Dec. 17

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Zoning Hearing

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Regular Council Meeting


Regular Council Meeting


Regular Council Meeting


Second Budget Hearing


Zoning Hearing


Regular Council Meeting: Proclamations, Awards & Presentations


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