July 4, 2020
Happy Fourth of July!
Good morning, Palmetto Bay. Happy Independence Day. What are your plans? When you take a moment and look at past Fourth of July weekends, our biggest collective concern was something as simple as the weather. This year, things are different of course and we have to adapt. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we've had to cancel our annual Independence Day gathering and fireworks display. Public safety is always our priority, and we hope you understand. This weekend still affords us the opportunity to spend time with family and reflect on all the things we have to celebrate. Enjoy, and stay safe!

Independence Day Park Hours

T oday, Saturday, July 4, 2020, Village parks will operate under the following hours:

  • Coral Reef Park & Tennis Center: 7 am - 5 pm
  • Thalatta Estate: 9 am – 2 pm
  • Palmetto Bay Park: 7 am - 5 pm
  • Perrine Wayside (Dog) Park: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Ludovici Park: closed (Library closed July 3 and July 4)
  • Perrine Community House: remains closed.

June Council Wrap-up
Mayor and Council had a busy month including a June 1st Virtual Council Meeting in which many issues were approved, notably extra funding for hurricane preparation measures. Click here f or a meeting summary. Additionally, a Special Council Meeting was held on June 25th in which Mr. Michael Renshaw was selected as Palmetto Bay's next Village Manager. Click here t o access a recording of our Virtual "Meet and Greet" interview with Mr. Renshaw, conducted three days before his selection.
Online Gaming Tournament Deadline Approaching
Are you the between 8-17 years of age, a resident of Palmetto Bay and really love gaming? Here’s an opportunity to show off your “gamer” skills in the Village of Palmetto Bay’s Summer Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Virtual Gaming Tournament. Space is limited to 32 players and the deadline to register is  Wednesday, July 8th.  It’s important that parents register their child and sign off on waivers. Please  CLICK HERE   t o register and for all tournament information, including rules.
The winner's bracket will be streamed live on the Village of Palmetto Bay Facebook page with commentators. Top Players will receive prizes.
Protect Against Mosquito-Borne West Nile Virus
A mosquito borne illness alert continues in Miami-Dade County as four more cases of West Nile Virus have emerged, bringing to 18 the total number of cases in the county so far this year. Please take the precautions below:

DRAIN standing water around your house to stop the pesky critters from multiplying.
  • Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rainwater has collected.
  • Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used.
  • Empty and clean birdbaths and pet’s water bowls at least once or twice a week
  • Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.
  • Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.
COVER skin with clothing or repellent.
  • Clothing – Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present.
  • Repellent – Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing.
  • Always use repellents according to the label.
  • Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old.

Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios.
Sign-up Continues for Tennis Camp
*Please know that your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received.  
CALENDAR
  • Independence Day - Palmetto Bay's annual holiday gathering and fireworks display cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions. Please stay safe. For details, click here.
  • 7 pm Zoning Hearing (Comprehensive Plan Amendment, FLUM, & DUV Zoning District)
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