We would like to take a moment to thank the residents for their feedback and their patience as we get back to normal life in Palmetto Bay following Hurricane Irma. We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with updated information concerning our post-hurricane efforts and inform you of important meetings coming up in early October.
Important Village Updates:
- Power Restoration: FPL has restored power to all Village residents. At this point, we will continue our discussions with the utility company to address our issues of concern including vulnerable power lines, leaning poles and tree trimming. We will continue to keep residents aware of any information that comes from FPL. This Monday, an FPL franchise fee will be discussed that will enable Palmetto Bay to make some of the necessary improvements in the Village.
- Debris Pick-Up: The Village has been in contact with Miami-Dade County in the hopes to reach an agreement that allows us to pick-up the debris on county roads within Palmetto Bay. An emergency meeting was held this past Saturday to discuss debris pick-up in Palmetto Bay. Watch the meeting video on our website.
- Building Permits: permit fees for residential repair work that is directly related to Hurricane Irma are being waived until November 16th. Permit applications and inspections are still required in accordance with the Florida Building Code. Please visit our Building & Permitting webpage for additional information
- Regular Council Meeting & Final Budget Hearing: The monthly Regular Council meeting is scheduled for today and the second and Final Budget Hearing will take place on Wednesday, October 4th. Both meetings will be held at Village Hall. Please see our meeting calendar on the website for additional information. If you would like to see a copy of the budget, you can download the Budget-in-Brief or the Full Budget book showing the proposed revenues and expenditures for the upcoming fiscal year. Budgetary line items shown on the proposed budget are tentative until the Village Council approves the budget. Once Council approval is secured, an adopted budget book is published and posted on the village website with the final budgetary figures.
- Parks: Most of our park facilities have been cleared of the fallen trees and standing debris, with the exception of Coral Reef Park. Coral Reef suffered the most damage as a result of Hurricane Irma. At this time, the following facilities are open during the hours specified below:
- Coral Reef Park: West side of the park is open during regular hours. The West side consists of all areas West of the C-100 canal. The park section that is East of the C-100 canal remains closed.
- Ludocici Park: park and Miami-Dade County Public Library open regular hours.
- Palmetto Bay Park: open regular hours.
- Perrine Wayside Park: our dog park remains closed for clean-up and also to begin the planned park improvements that were approved prior to the storm event.
- Thalatta Estate Park: Park is clear but a few repairs are still pending and certain amenities, like the reflecting pond still require cleaning.
Please continue to bear with us through our recovery process. Finally, if you have not had the opportunity to be part of the budgeting process, we invite you to partake in the Final Budget Hearing on Wednesday.