October 12, 2019

Special Council Meeting to Address Four-Way Stop Signs at 174th Street and Southwest 87th Avenue
T he County has ordered the removal of the four-way stop signs now in place at SW 174 Street and SW 87 Avenue in Palmetto Bay on Friday, October 18th. Join us for a Special Council Meeting on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  at Village Hall, as we discuss an email received by the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) and requesting the County to leave the 4-way stop signs in place .

We'll also discuss the filing of an emergency motion against the County to prohibit them from removing the stop signs due to public safety at least until the county commission can rule on this. Discussion will also ensue to petition the Miami Dade County Board of County Commissioners for relief on this matter, by directing the County Mayor to stop DTPW from forcing the Village to remove the stop signs in the event the action would create a public safety hazard.
FREE! Mayor's One-Day College Application Workshop for High School Students Next Saturday
Need help navigating the college application process? We hear you. On Saturday, October 19th from 9 am - 4 pm, The Village of Palmetto Bay and Livius invites all high school juniors, seniors and their parents to attend "Mayor Karyn Cunningham's College Workshop 2019", a FREE one day college application workshop at Palmer Trinity School. Students will work in breakout sessions in the morning and afternoon. Parents' session at 2 pm. Scholarships to be awarded. Please RSVP here.
Please join us for a Special Freebee Launch with a Lifesaving Message from FDOT
-Friday, October 18th at 10 am-

Palmetto Bay, have you seen it? There's a third Freebee rolling around town with a special message: "Put it Down, it's the Law". The message is being spread to remind us of Florida's new ban on texting while driving, and hands-free only in school and construction zones. We'd like to further that message on Friday, October 18th. In partnership with FDOT, we're holding a gathering to show off this special Freebee, and to hear from the South Florida mother who turned her pain into action in order to champion this legislation. We'll also share a message from Palmetto Bay's Mark Merwitzer, who also worked for years to help make this law a reality. Won't you join us? We were rained out on the 8th, so we've rescheduled for Friday, the 18th at 10 am, Perrine House at Palmetto Bay, 900 SW 97th Ave. Hope to see you there!

What: Palmetto Bay/FDOT "Put it Down" Freebee Launch

When: October 18th, 10 am

Where: Perrine House at Palmetto Bay - 900 SW 97th Ave  
           
Who: Mayor Cunningham, Palmetto Bay Police, FDOT Officials, Special Guests

Manners Matter Workshop
TODAY
High school students are invited to this workshop to gain social communication and leadership skills, social media etiquette and more. TODAY, Saturday, October 12th, 11:00 am -12:30 pm. FREE!
Farmer's Market Tomorrow
Locally sourced, ground-to-table and all those other trendy words!
Here's where you can find fresh produce right in your own backyard! Support our local growers every Sunday at 8:30 am . F ind us at the SE corner of Coral Reef Park, next to the Volleyball courts.
Yoga by the Bay Tomorrow
Come and enjoy relaxing Yoga at the beautiful Thalatta Estate. All levels welcome. Please bring water bottle and mat.
Open Mic Night
Have something to sing, say or speak? The Village is partnering with the South Dade Cultural Arts Center for Open Mic Night, Friday October 18th, 7:30 pm. FREE!
ArtSouth Displays the Work of
Aljohn Farquharson
He started off welding copper, and before you knew it, he was creating beautiful works of art. Please come and enjoy Aljohn Farquharson's first art show, Perrine House at Palmetto Bay, 900 S. Perrine Avenue. Saturday night, October 19th at 6:30.
Tango Lovers: I am Tango
SMDCAC
For Palmetto Bay residents only! Discounted seats are available for "Tango Lovers-I Am Tango" at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, October 19th at 8pm. Please use the discount code PBTANGO and click here for a preview and to purchase tickets.
Trunk or Treat
It's back! Decorate your cars and stuff the trunk with candy, or dress up your little ones and bring 'em to Coral Reef Park on Saturday night, October 26th. Prizes will be awarded, then at 5:30 pm, they'll "trunk or treat" in the parking lot followed by the movie, "Small Foot" which starts at 7:15. FREE!
In Case You Missed It...
Closures
Village Hall will be closed on Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day.
On Wednesday, October 30th the Passport Office at Village Hall will be closed from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM due to a mandatory training with the U.S. Department of State. They will reopen on Thursday, October 31st at 8:30 AM. Thank you. 
Recreation
New Programs at Perrine House at Palmetto Bay
CLICK on any flyer below to learn more
Turn Your Thumb Green
Members of the Palmetto Bay Garden Club invite you to join them October 22, 2019 at 7 pm on the second floor of Ludovici Park in the Edward and Arlene Feller Community Room. Novice or pro (and everyone in between) are welcome to join the discussion!

The guest speaker will be horticulturist and teacher Jared Coady, who began gardening at age 17 and went on to earn a degree. A teacher of 15 years, he now manages and teaches all things gardening at the Sunrise School of Miami here in Palmetto Bay. Jared has taught in areas as diverse as Kansas, Central Taiwan, and Miami. He is especially focused on the pro-social qualities of gardening and food and works to weave these aspects together with education.
Transportation
Freebee Express Park and Ride is Rolling!
New Schedule to Begin Monday, 10/21*
Have you heard? There's a faster, easier way to get to the Dadeland South Metrorail station each weekday morning. Park and Ride from Palmetto Bay Park, FREE. Our two Freebee vans are allowed access to the county's bus transitway in order to bypass traffic. Afternoon return runs bring you right back to your car for door-to-door service! See schedule. New schedule beginning 10/21/19 below.*
*Effective Monday, 10/21/19

Morning Service: Palmetto Bay Park to South Dadeland Metrorail Station.
6:30am
6:50am
7:20am
7:50am
8:20am
8:50am
9:20am
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Afternoon Service: to South Dadeland Metrorail Station to Palmetto Bay Park.
3:20pm
3:40pm
4:10pm
4:40pm
5:10pm
5:40pm
6:10pm
6:40pm
7:10pm
Better Bus Project
Be a part of the Better Bus Project. Join Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay in moving Miami forward, together and help in redesigning the Miami-Dade County bus system. On Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 6 - 8 PM at the Cutler Bay Town Center - Council Chambers 10720 Caribbean Blvd, Suite 115, Cutler Bay, Fl 33189
FDOT Five-Year Work Program
2019 FDOT District Six's Tentative Five-Year Work Program Public Hearings Invitation
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Your opinion is important to us. FDOT Project Managers will be on hand to hear your thoughts and answer your questions. If you can't attend in person, you can watch live online via fdotmiamidade.com/work-program. The Public Hearing will be streamed live at the same date and time listed above. The presentation will begin at 6:45 p.m.
Mobility Hubs Workshop
The Village of Palmetto Bay was awarded a grant from the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization to conduct a local area Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Moves Study for the purpose of enhancing connectivity between the Village and the South Dade Transitway. The Plan will analyze existing Metrobus service, the Village iBus, and identify enhancements to the transit services. The focus is to improve accessibility, connectivity, mobility and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users through the placement of community-level mobility hubs with the Village’s roadway network. A mobility hub is the convergence of frequent transit, development with mixed uses, density and people to cater to the mass movement of people. November 6th and December 11th 2019, Village Hall.
Media
Effective this month, based on Council direction, only Council Meetings and Committee of the Whole Meetings will be televised and live streamed. Committee and Sunshine Meetings will no longer be televised or live streamed. However, audio recordings will be made available on the web.
This Weekend
  • 8:30 Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market, Coral Reef Park
  • 9:30 Yoga by the Bay, Thalatta Estate
Next Week
Coming Soon
  • 8:30 Farmer's Market, Coral Reef Park
  • 10 :45 am Tai Chi, Perrine House at Palmetto Bay
  • 2 pm Knitting, Perrine House at Palmetto Bay
  • Passport Office in Village Hall will be closed
  • 7 pm, P-3 Downtown Proposal Task Force, Village Hall
  • 8:30 Farmer's Market, Coral Reef Park
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