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Town of Cutler Bay, Florida News and Events

cutlerbay.net is an independent community website providing news, events, and other information to the residents of the Town of Cutler Bay, Florida. This site is owned and operated by Cutler Bay residents Tom, Barbara, & Tom Condon. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Local Events · Community Announcements · Cutler Bay Government · Miscellaneous



HEADLINES

  • July 28-August 8th: Cutler Bay Election Qualifying Period
  • August 2-3rd: Volunteers needed for Local Restoration Project
  • August 1-3rd: Back to School Sales Tax Holiday
  • August 4th: Caribbean Blvd Detour to Include Franjo Road
  • August 5th: Concerned Citizens Debate For District 8 Candidates
  • August 7-8th: Cutler Bay Strategic Plan Meetings

  • Cutler Bay Mayor and Three Councilmembers Help Expose Mismanaged County Funds
  • Metrobus Service Adjustments
  • Cutler Bay Ranked #7 of "Cities on the Rise in Florida"
  • Election 2014: Candidates Running For Office

LOCAL EVENTS

Volunteers needed for Local Restoration Project

Saturday, August 2nd, and Sunday, August 3rd, from 9am – 3pm. Volunteers are needed to help with a joint Palmetto Bay / Cutler Bay coastal habitat restoration project. Participants will meet at the Palmetto Bay Village Center where they will help plant native grasses and seedlings. To find out more about the project or to find out how to sign up as a volunteer, visit regionalconservation.org.

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

Friday, August 1st – Sunday, August 3rd. Florida residents can purchase clothing, footwear, school supplies, computers and other items tax free during the state's tax free holiday. See the flyer for more information or visit the Florida Department of Revenue website.

Caribbean Blvd Detour to Include Franjo Road

Tentatively beginning on August 4th, the detour on Caribbean Blvd will be extended to include Franjo Road. See the map for details of the closure and detour routes.

Concerned Citizens Debate For District 8 Candidates

August 5th, 7pm. The Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will be hosting a debate between District 8 County Commission candidates Lynda Bell and Daniella Levine Cava. The meeting takes place at the Old Cutler United Methodist Church, at the corner of Old Cutler Rd. and Marlin Rd. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Cutler Bay Strategic Plan Meetings

Thursday, August 7th and Friday, August 8th at 2:00 pm. The Town of Cutler Bay will be conducting additional meetings in their efforts to update the town's Strategic Plan. The August 7th meeting takes place at Saga Bay Apartments, located at 21215 SW 85th Ave.(map). The August 8th meeting takes place at Coral Bay Terrace, 8160 SW 210th St.(map. See the flyer for more information.

The Deering Estate Annual Fee-Free-P.L.A.Y. Day

Saturday, August 16th, from 10am to 4pm. Visit the Dearing Estate during their Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y” Days and enjoy free admission. Hands-on science activities and historic house tours are also free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, visit their website at deeringestate.org.

$1.00 Movies at Southland Mall

Beginning June 10th, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am. Regal Cinema at Southland Mall presents their Regal Summer Movie Express. Enjoy 9 weeks of PG movies for only $1.00. Upcoming movie in July are:

  • July 29th and 30th – Turbo, and Walking with Dinosaurs
  • August 5th and 6th – Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Rio 2

To find other participating theaters and a full listing of moves throughout the summer months, visit regmovies.com.



COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Metrobus Service Adjustments

Effective Sunday, August 17th, Miami Dade Transit will be making adjustments to several bus routes including the Cutler Bay Local, Route 70, and other routes that may affect your commute. Please visit miamidade.gov/transit for information about which route will be effected and what changes will be taking place.

Cutler Bay Ranked #7 of "Cities on the Rise in Florida"

Consumer advocacy site NerdWallet, has ranked Cutler Bay #7 of "Cities on the Rise in Florida". The study crunched population, employment and income growth data. Read the article for more information.

2014 Preliminary Taxable Values

Cutler Bay properties values increased this year at a higher rate then nearby communities. New construction is up this year and will provide additional revenue for the town. See the summary below or see the preliminary certified tax roll released by the property appraisers office on July 1st.

 PRELIMINARY PROPERTY TAX INCREASES FROM LAST YEAR
Name % of Change
From Last Year
% of Change
w/ New Construction
Cutler Bay 4.9% 8.1%
Homestead 5.0% 8.0%
Unincorporated 4.4% 5.5%
Pinecrest 3.8% 4.7%
South Miami 3.0% 3.3%
Palmetto Bay 2.4% 2.6%
Florida City -1.4% -1.0%

Maps And More

The Town of Cutler Bay provides a portal to zoning information, maps and other useful information at tcbgis.cutlerbay-fl.gov.

Everglades Restoration – Must See Video

Watch a short, easy to comprehend, video by UM students explaining why Everglades Restoration is important



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.

Before You Vote

Absentee ballots are beginning to arrive in the mail. Before you vote, visit our August 26th elections page for more information and links to the candidate's websites.

Cutler Bay Elections Qualifying Period - July 25th through August 8th

Friday, July 25th at 12:00 noon, through Friday, August 8th at 12:00 noon. Anyone interested in running for either Mayor, District 1 or District 3 must file qualifying paperwork with the Cutler Bay Town Clerk, Debra Eastman, prior to August 8th at 12 noon. If you, or someone you know is interested in running for any of the above positions, please contact the clerk's office. The following is for informational purposes only and should not be considered complete nor substituted for discussing your candidacy with the town clerk well in advance of the August 8th noon deadline. See the Mayor and Council pay and benefits package, map of council districts, and the town charter..

Cutler Bay Mayor and Three Councilmembers Help Expose Mismanaged County Funds

At the March 14th council meeting, Mayor Ed MacDougall sponsored a resolution which has resulted in exposing mismanaged County GOB funds. The resolution, which passed 4 to 1, requested that the County review GOB funding for a building that was constructed on the former Bay Point School property, located at 22025 SW 87th Ave. (Councilmember Peggy Bell was the lone dissenting vote against the resolution). The result of that resolution was a County audit exposing that the majority of the taxpayer funds were distributed after the school was shut down in 2009. The unused building is currently vacant. For more information, read the Miami Herald article, the town resolution, and the audit report.

Funding Approved For Additional Caribbean Blvd. Improvements

Funding has been approved by the Board of County Commissioners, for improvements on Caribbean Blvd. from Coral Sea Road to the C-100 canal bridge. These improvements are expected to cost $2,663,805 with the majority of the funds coming from the County, along with $726,451 from town funds. These improvements, along with plans to widen the C-100 canal and improve the bridge, will complete the roadway improvements along Caribbean. For more information, read the county resolution. You can also view a presentation of the upcoming C-100 Canal bridge improvements and the ongoing Caribbean Blvd improvement project.

Town Council Meeting and Agenda

Wednesday, July 16th, 7pm. The meetings take place at Cutler Bay Town Hall, located at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard. You can read the agenda when available at cutlerbay.legistar.com.

Audio Recordings of Town Council Meetings - Now Available On-Line.

Residents can now listen to the audio recording of Cutler Bay town council meetings and workshops. You can listen to the full recording or click on subjects of interest such as a specific ordinance being considered, town manager's reports, public comments, etc.. Audio recordings are not live but are available a few days after the meeting at cutlerbay.legistar.com/calendar.



MISCELLANEOUS LINKS OF INTEREST

Cutler Bay Mini-Bus Information- Now Operating 5 Days a Week

The Cutler Bay Mini-Bus is in service weekdays from 8:30 am until 5:35 pm. The fare to ride is just 25 cents. See the brochure for information about this bus service including general route information, approximate arrival times, and a detailed map of individual bus stops. The Cutler Bay local (#200) is also tracked on the County Transit page where you can get information when the bus will arrive at a particular stop. You can also get information on your smartphone at miamidade.gov/transit/mobile/ or download the Miami Dade Transit Tracker app at miamidade.gov/transit/transit-tracker-app.

Watering Schedule

Watering is not allowed between 10am and 4pm. Odd-numbered street address may water on Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, even numbered addresses Thursdays and/or Sundays. For more information, visit miamidade.gov/waterconservation.

Events At The South Dade Cultural Arts Center

For Ticket / Event information for the South Dade Cultural Arts Center, visit smdcac.org/events.

Find The Cheapest Local Gas Prices

Visit these websites to compare local gas prices GasBuddy.com autos.msn.com.

Cutler Bay 2010 Census Information

Find Traffic Hot Spots

Movies At Southland Mall Regal Cinemas



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