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Town of Cutler Bay, Florida News and Events

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HEADLINES

  • July 28th: August 8th: Cutler Bay Qualifying Period
  • July 29th: Summer Glow Party and BBQ
  • July 30th: 2nd Annual "Splash in the Bay" Pool Party
  • July 31st: 25th Annual Huntington's Disease Triathlon

  • New K-5 Charter School Opening in Cutler Bay- Registration Now Open
  • Burlington Coat Factory in Cutler Bay Now Hiring
  • Cutler Bay School Grades

LOCAL EVENTS

Town Meeting – Town Center Plaza

Tuesday, July 26th at 6pm. The Town of Cutler Bay will hold the third of five public involvement meetings to discuss plans for a new Town Center Plaza. The idea is to utilize the Town Centers vacant lot area by creating a community gathering plaza providing a recreational element for the building tenants and the general public. The meeting takes place at Town Hall, 10720 Caribbean Blvd. See the flyer for future meeting dates. See the workshop packet for more detailed information. (Please note that the date and location for the final October meeting has changed since the workshop packet was created) The next two meeting are August 30th, 6pm at Cutler Ridge Park and October 22nd at noon at town hall.

Summer Glow Party and BBQ

Friday, July 29th, 7 to 9pm. Holy Rosary-St. Richards Church will be holding a Glow Party to celebrate the end of summer. Admission is $5.00 per child and teenagers, parents are free. Admission includes a glow bracelet. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event takes place at 18455 Franjo Rd. For more information, see the flyer.

2nd Annual "Splash in the Bay" Pool Party

Saturday, July 30th from 10am – 2pm. A fun event for the whole family. This summer pool party features a DJ, free food and drinks, and lots of wet fun. The event takes place at Cutler Ridge Pool, located at Cutler Ridge Park. See our parks page for maps and other park information. See the flyer for more event information.

25th Annual Huntington's Disease Triathlon

Sunday, July 31st. Young and old are invited to participate in an event to help find a cure for Huntington's Disease. This early morning event takes place at Larry & Penny Thompson Park. Registration is now open. Visit huntingtonsdiseasefl.org for more information.

Fantasy Theatre Summer Camp

August 1 - 12th from 9am-4pm. Here's a great way for kids ages 8-14 to express their creative side. Fantasy Theatre Factory is holding their Theatre Camp for kids at the South Dade Cultural Arts Center. Enrollment ends July 22nd so don't delay. Cost is $400 per student, with before and after-care available. The camp takes place at the South Dade Cultural Arts Center. See their Facebook page for more information.

Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay Meeting

August 4th, 7pm The August meeting of the Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will feature representatives of the Cutler Bay police unit discussing crime, safety and traffic in our community. There will also be a presentation by Florida City Gas. The meeting takes place at Cornerstone Church (formerly Cutler Ridge United Methodist Church), 20740 Old Cutler Road.

Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

August 5 – 7th. Florida residents can save on school supplies during Florida's Tax Free Shopping Days. Save on school supplies including clothes, computer related items, along with notebooks, backpacks, etc. See the flyer for a complete list of what is and is not tax exempt.



COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Voting Deadlines – Register To Vote By August 1st

If you plan on voting in the upcoming elections please note these upcoming deadlines

  • For the August 30th election – Deadline to register, August 1st. Deadline to request an absentee ballot, August 24th. Early voting August 15th to August 28th.
  • For the November 8th election – Deadline to register, October 11th. Deadline to request an absentee ballot, November 2nd. Early voting October 24th to November 6th.

Cutler Bay School Grades

Florida State School Assessments are out. Miami Dade Schools earned a “B” average in the State assessment. Here is how our Cutler Bay Schools compared to the state average: Bel-Aire -C, Cutler Ridge - B, Gulfstream-A, Whigham -C, Whispering Pines -C, Cutler Bay Middle -C, Cutler Bay High -A, Southridge -D. To see how other schools did, read this Miami Herald article.

New K-5 Charter School Opening in Cutler Bay

Beginning this fall, the Town of Cutler Bay has a new K-5 Charter School - Mater Academy, Cutler Bay. The school is located at 22025 SW 87th Ave, at the former Bay Point School location. The school is taking applications now for students wishing to attend and are hiring for a variety of positions. See their website for more information.

Burlington Coat Factory in Cutler Bay Now Hiring

Burlington Coat Factory is expected to open in the fall of this year. They are now taking applications for sales associates. The new store will be located at the former Best Buy location at 19191 S. Dixie Hwy.

Roadway Resurfacing Projects

Beginning the last week in July and lasting approximately 6 weeks. New roadway resurfacing projects will get underway in portions of Cutler Ridge Pines, Mark Manor Pines and Whispering Pines. The project may result in some detours. See the notice to residents and the map of specific roads that will be repaved.

Register To Win a Free Bike!

July is Parks and Recreation Month. Enter for a chance to win a Bicycle valued at $475.00! Just Visit this website before July 29th for your chance to win.

Road Closure And Detour For Franjo Road

Beginning July 5th, Monday -Saturdays from 7am until 5:30pm. Franjo Road will be the latest roadway closure, beginning Tuesday, July 5th, traffic will be diverted both North and South bound traffic will be detoured to Holiday Road. The construction will take place in two phases. The first phase will close Franjo from Caribbean blvd. to SW 196th Street and the second phase, from from SW 196th Drive to SW 198th terrace. The road closure is due to the installation of an 8 inch water main by the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department.


Cutler Bay Qualifying Period – July 28th - August 8th

The qualifying period for residents interested in running for a seat on the Town Council will open on Tuesday, July 26th at noon and end on Friday, August 12th at noon. If you are interested in running for the position of either Vice-Mayor or District 2, you are urged to contact the Town Clerk's Office for information on how to run. General information can be found on the town's elections page or this flyer. See the map of council districts and a breakdown of salary and benefits.

$1 Summer Movies at Southland Mall

Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week beginning June 14th at 10am. Stay cool and entertained this summer with two great movies to chose from every day at the amazing price of just $1.00. The movies take place at Southland Malls Regal Cinema. For more information visit their website. Movies for July-August are:

  • July 26th and 27th The Book of Life and Hotel Transylvania 2
  • August 2nd and 3rd – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Shaun The Sheep
  • August 9th and 10th – The Croods and Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Native Plants For Your Neighborhood

Looking for a great resource that can help you find native plants for your home. Visit this Institute for Regional Conservation website.

Who Is Lobbying In Our Town

The Town of Cutler Bay has published the names of lobbyists registered with the town. See the list of registered lobbyists and the projects they are lobbying for.

Information on Crime In Our Community

How safe is your community or street? Find out where crimes are taking place by visiting crimemapping.com. Is a sexual offender or predator living near you? Visit this miamidade.gov website to find out.



CUTLER BAY GOVERNMENT

Cutler Bay Government Information

For more information about the town's charter, agendas, ordinances, how to contact town officials, the town's website, and more, visit our Cutler Bay Government page.

Town Council Meeting and Agenda

Wednesday, July 20th, 7pm. The meeting take place at Cutler Bay Town Hall, located at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard. You can read the agenda when available at cutlerbay.legistar.com.

Listen To Council Meetings Live

Cutler Bay council meetings and workshops can now be listened to "live" as they are taking place. Visit cutlerbay.legistar.com/Calendar during the meeting and click on the words “in progress”. Past meeting agendas and audio are available from this same link.



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