Palmetto Bay e-Currents

Village of Palmetto Bay  November 2009
In this Edition...
Ground Breaking
State of the Village
Warrior Way

Village Video
The video that debuted at the State of the Village last month is now available on YouTube.

Sr. Programs

Parks & Recreation Dept.
ants your input to help design a Village-run Seniors' Program.

Take the Challenge
Take the "Mayor's Challenge" to prove we are one of the greenest cities in So. Florida -- and win a prize.

Library Hours/Events... 
To find out what's happening at our new library, hit the link entitled "Library Events" from our Village website.

Drug Discounts
Learn about a prescription discount plan available to residents through our affiliation with the National League of Cities.

Green Page!
Visit our new web page on sustainability, called "Village Green." It'll grow on ya'!

Missing Pet?
In the event your pet wanders off, Mayor Flinn recommends you visit the County Animal Services link from our village website.

Crime & Incidents
View our Crime & Incident Report for the period ending Nov. 2.

Quick Links...  
phoneVillage Dedicates Community Room
Council meeting review...
In honor of Edward and Arlene Feller's tireless efforts and dedication to the development of Palmetto Bay's new library and complex, the Village Council unanimously agreed to name the Community Room/Amphitheater after the Councilman and his wife. The naming of a facility is an important matter that is undertaken with significant consideration. Because of the Fellers' wisdom and commitment, and their selfless desire to improve the literacy and cultural environment of the Village, Palmetto Bay now has a beautiful library, community room, amphitheater, and park. The Edward and Arlene Feller Community Room/Amphitheater will be the preferred meeting location for numerous public meetings and community group functions (including the Village Garden Club), and future concerts. (Pictured above: Dr. Feller addresses residents and guests at the May 2009 grand opening of Ludovici Park.) In other Council Meeting news: 
  • Gus Machado Ford was recognized for their sponsorship of last week's Halloween Movie Night.
  • Amedisys Home Health Services of Palmetto Bay was honored for the remarkable difference its team of heroes makes in the lives of patients and families throughout our community during National Home Health Care Month (November 2009).
  • A Resolution passed to discontinue the use of the south lane of E. Guava St. from Franjo Road to Northbound US-1, along the northern border our future municipal complex.
  • Regulations were established in an Ordinance related to temporary fencing of construction and remodeling sites.

Also see coverage of this Nov. 2 meeting in The Miami Herald.

NeighborsDemoMembers of Congress to Attend Village Hall Ground Breaking 
The Village is hosting a VIP-studded ground breaking at the site of our new Village Hall, Nov. 12, 4-5 p.m. This amazing new complex, located at 9704 E. Hibiscus St. in the Franjo Triangle, will be the first permanent Village Hall for Palmetto Bay. And, because it also will be the first Gold-certified (LEED construction) municipal structure in all of Florida, the event will be attended by numerous high-ranking government leaders, including three memebrs of U.S. Congress: Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, and Mario Diaz-Balart. Master of ceremonies for the event is Palmetto bay resident and morning anchor of "CBS4 This Morning" Jim Berry. Please join us for this historic event. Also, check out these demolition pictures in our Village Photo Gallery.
cakeState of the Village Focuses on "The Year of Transition"
More than 450 residents, guests, and VIPs attended Mayor Eugene Flinn's 7th Annual State of the Village Address, Oct. 21. The speech focused on the Village's shift from an intense period of capital projects to the current period of service and program enhancement. See a press release summary of the address or read it in its entirety. Photos are available, as well. During the address, the Mayor also debuted a video underscoring the theme of the evening, "The Year of Transition," featuring front-line employees representing the various administrative departments. The Mayor is gratified so many residents attended the event -- and share his vision for the continued success of our Village.
WCS Seal"Warrior Way" Unveiling Honors Westminster Christian School
In recognition of Westminster Christian School's incredible legacy of outstanding athletics and academics throughout the years, Palmetto Bay has coordinated with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson to rename a stretch of SW 152 St., "Warrior Way." That legacy includes two High School National Championships, 14 state titles, and hundreds of college and professional athletes. But more than their expertise on the field, this honor recognizes Westminster as one of South Florida's finest college prep schools -- and as a great neighbor in this community. Please join us for the unveiling on Nov. 12 at 10:30 a.m., at SW 69 Court and SW 152 St. (on the west side of the campus). A total of seven Warrior Way signs will be installed along SW 152 St. between Ludlam and Old Cutler Road.

Meetings & Events*  

Nov 10           Council/Community Workshop - 6:30 p.m.
                             Edward and Arlene Feller Community Room at Ludovici Park
Nov 12           Warrior Way Street Sign Unveiling - 10:30 a.m.
                             SW 69 Ct & SW 152 St.
Nov 12           Village Hall Ground Breaking Ceremony - 4:00 p.m.
                             9705 E. Hibiscus St. (future Village Hall parking lot) 
Nov 18           Committee of the Whole - 7:00 p.m.
                             Edward and Arlene Feller Community Room at Ludovici Park
Nov 19           Zoning Hearing - 7 p.m.
                             Deering Estate Visitors Center
Nov 26-27       Village Hall Closed for Thanksgiving
                             Have a safe a pleasant holiday!
Dec 07            Regular Council Meeting - 7 p.m.
                             Deering Estate Visitor Center
Dec 14            Zoning Hearing - 7 p.m.
                              Deering Estate Visitor Center 

November Parks Calendar
*   All Council, Zoning, and Special Master meetings are listed on the Village website.
Thank You...
 The Village of Palmetto Bay appreciates your interest and involvement in your community. We welcome your feedback at all times, whether in person, telephone, e-mail, or through the GovQA-Citizen Action Center.
Contact Info
Public Information Officer Bill Kress
Village of Palmetto Bay
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