Volume 2 | February 19, 2022
News You Can Use
Earth Day Art Contest
The Village of Palmetto Bay is inviting all Palmetto Bay middle school students to be a part of our 2022 Earth Day Contest! This year's theme is "Global Theme: Invest In Our Planet".

The winning artwork will be displayed on the Parks & Recreation Department Earth Day webpage and social media. The deadline is Friday, February 25th. 

Click here for more information and to access the Online Registration form.
February is Black History Month
Recognizing Black People Throughout US History
Muhammad Ali was Born Cassius Clay in 1942, made his name in the sport of boxing, where he was one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time. Ali’s best years were in the early 1960s, during which time he changed his name from “Cassius Clay,” which he associated with slavery, and adopted a new one, adopted from the Islamic tradition that symbolized a new black separatist movement in the United States, the Nation of Islam. Ali also gained status as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, which moved him further into the realm of left-wing activism and intersected race with the larger counterculture movement in the United States.
Jackie Robinson was, like Muhammad Ali in the 1960s, one of the most influential sports figures of his day. In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play for a Major League Baseball team, the Brooklyn Dodgers. This was the catalyst that broke baseball’s color barrier –– the idea that African American players couldn’t play in the top professional leagues, but only in the “inferior” Negro leagues. Jackie Robinson career spanned a decade, and his place in the annals of baseball history was solidified when his jersey number, 42, was “retired” by all MLB teams (meaning no player may ever use that number again) in 1997.
Recently, there have been reports of fox sightings in Palmetto Bay. Some residents are concerned about the animals potentially carrying the rabies virus.

The Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department has indicated that they do not respond to wildlife concerns involving potentially rabid animals. According to the county, mammals that have been exposed to the rabies virus cannot survive longer than 10 days after symptoms first appear. Therefore, animals such as foxes that may appear sickly may actually be suffering from distemper, which is very common in wildlife. Concerns involving sick or injured wildlife should be reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The hotline to report wildlife related concerns is 888-404-FWCC (3922).

Should you observe wildlife behaving erratically please contact 311 to file an injured animal report. If the animal is found to be displaying symptoms of rabies an attempt to capture will be made. Concerns can also be submitted to Tip@MyFWC.com.
Palmetto Bay Mayor & Council Lobby in Tallahassee
This past Wednesday, February 16th, your Mayor & Council spent a very productive day in Tallahassee meeting with state legislators to advocate for our projects here at home.

Mayor Cunningham, along with Councilman Cody, Councilwoman Matson, Village Manager Marano and Village Clerk Arocha met with the Dade County delegation and other state senators and representatives to bring attention to our legislative priorities here in the Village.

Community Vaccination Site Coming to Palmetto Bay
The Village of Palmetto Bay and Miami-Dade County have collaborated to bring another mobile vaccination site to Palmetto Bay in an effort to vaccinate the community against the COVID-19 virus.

The mobile site will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot. Minors between the ages of 5 and 17 may receive the Pfizer vaccine. However, minors MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and bring a completed parental consent form.
Homebound individuals who are 12 years old and over may call 888-201-5490 or send an email to schedule a vaccination appointment at home.


WHEN: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
WHERE: Perrine Community Center, 900 Perrine Avenue, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
TIME: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Appointments are not required.
Interested in Studying Abroad? Attend the "Best of U" Event
The event is scheduled for Monday, March 7th at Palmer Trinity School from 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm in the Keller Lecture Hall, Building 8. Click the flyer below for more details:
Upcoming Community Events
February 19 and 26
February 27
February 27
Save The Date!
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Meeting Calendar
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Village Officials
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Vice Mayor
Council, Seat 1
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Council, Seat 3
Charter Officers
Village Manager
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