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September 21, 2019

ArtSouth Exhibit Tonight
Spend your evening enjoying the circular works of art from creator Richard Cohen. Ever been to one of these art shows? They're really fun, well attended and last but not least there are light snacks! Come join us. Perrine House at Palmetto Bay, tonight at 6:30 pm. FREE!
Farmer's Market Tomorrow
Locally sourced, farm-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.
Thalatta Estate Bridal Expo
Planning a wedding? Call off the dogs, your search for everything needed for your wedding is over! Yes, one stop bridal shopping can be found at the Village’s 7th Annual Bridal Expo on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 5:00 pm, Thalatta Estate . Fun and FREE!
In Case You Missed It...
Mayor Launches FREEBEE Express Park & Ride with Ribbon Cutting
Palmetto Bay Mayor Karyn Cunningham was flanked by Councilmember Matson, Vice-Mayor DuBois, Village Manager Ed Silva and county and state officials on Thursday at Palmetto Bay Park to inaugurate the new Freebee Express Park & Ride. The free, Monday-Friday shuttle program takes morning commuters from the park to the Dadeland South Metrorail Station, with returning service in the evenings. As the Mayor pointed out, Palmetto Bay is the only city given clearance to utilize the South Dade Transitway for this new program. Our existing Park & Ride at Holy Rosary-St. Richard's Church also utilizes the transitway. Mayor Cunningham introduced those who assisted in this collaborative project, brought forth with support from Miami-Dade County, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Citizens' Independent Transit Trust.
Joining the Mayor: FDOT's Nilia Cartaya, TPO Director Aileen Boucle (not pictured), CITT Executive Director  Javier Betancourt , DTPW Director Alice Bravo, from the office of District 8 Commissioner and TPO Board Member Daniella Levine Cava was Maria Levrant. Also attending was FDOT's Carlos Sarmiento. Jason Spiegel, Co-founder of  Freebee  was also on hand.
Roadwork Next Week on Old Cutler
In order to perform work on Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station 62, traffic will be reduced to one lane on Old Cutler Road between SW 142nd Terrace and SW 144th Street, September 23-27th between the hours of 9 am and 3:30 pm . Any work on Saturday the 28th is tentative at this time. Thank you for your patience during this process.
Malbrook Update
Thanks to the stewardship of our Mayor & Council and our County Commissioner who continue to advocate for our residents, Malbrook residents will soon get some relief to their traffic situation. Mayor Cunningham and Village staff, along with Sean McCrackine and Maria Levrant from County Commissioner Levine Cava’s office met with representatives from Miami-Dade County Transportation and Public Works Department and Marlin Engineering, the Village’s traffic engineering firm, to discuss the traffic solutions proposed for the Malbrook neighborhood area.

The Malbrook neighborhood encompasses the area bordered by SW 87th Avenue to SW 84th Avenue and SW 168th Street to SW 181st Street. Morning rush hour commuters have substantially impacted the quality of life for these residents due to high volumes of cut-through traffic. Drivers looking to avoid SW 87th Avenue often use SW 84th Avenue or SW 86th Avenue as alternates. These neighborhood streets were not intended to be major arterial roads and the traffic situation is overwhelming for residents.

Previously, county staff had requested a traffic study to substantiate the request made by the Village. The results were discussed during a meeting this week and the outcome proved positive for Malbrook. The county reviewed the traffic study results in more detail, and on Wednesday provided written approval.

The solutions to drastically reduce cut-through traffic for Malbrook include:

• a dedicated right turn lane from SW 87th Avenue onto SW 168th Street
• permanent installation of “no-right turn” signs along SW 87th Avenue for eastbound traffic
• a traffic circle for the intersection of SW 174th Street and SW 87th Avenue*

*Palmetto Bay had previously requested a county review of the intersection at SW 174th Street and 87th Avenue, following several major accidents. The county found that a traffic circle at this location should drastically reduce the number of accidents at the intersection.

Once funded and built, the solutions proposed will provide relief to the Malbrook community by significantly reducing the current vehicular traffic that residents are forced to deal with on a daily basis. We are grateful for the collaboration and assistance provided to us by the Miami-Dade Transportation and Public Works Department and look forward to a favorable outcome for our residents. 
Village Photo Contest for High School Students
We are looking for original, creative images of Palmetto Bay from students grades 9-12 who live in Palmetto Bay. The theme this year is "health", and we're seeking images that depict healthy active living in our community. Cash prizes! Click here for the  Photography Contest Rules.  Click here for the  Online Registration form.
Input from Parents and Families Requested
Please join us as we discuss the scope of a Joint Use Agreement between the Miami-Dade School Board and Palmetto Bay. What's it all about? Under a board-approved agreement, designated Village park sites and designated MDCPS sites, (Howard Drive Elementary School, Coral Reef Elementary School and Southwood Middle School) will be made available for use by each for recreational and educational purposes.

Parents and families, we'd like to hear from you about it, so please plan to attend on Thursday night, September 26th at 6 pm, Village Hall,
Village Transportation
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.
Children's Recreation
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