Masquerade Ball for “Start Off Smart”
Saturday, September 27th, 7pm. Start Off Smart, a non-profit family violence support service, will be having a masquerade ball at the Miami Marriott Dadeland. The event includes cocktails, a sit down dinner, live band, silent auction and a performance by the Florida Grand Opera. Early bird tickets are available through August 31st, For more information, visit their website at sosmasquerade.com or phone 305-224-5585.
The Good Government Citizens Academy
Saturday, September 27th, from 8:30am - 3:30pm. The Good Government Initiative is offering a one day workshop for citizens who want to learn strategies for advocating for an issue with their local government. Space is limited to 40 applicants. Cost of the workshop is $25.00 and includes breakfast and lunch. For addition information, visit goodgov.net.
Fairchild Garden Bird Festival
Thursday October 2nd through Sunday, October 5th, 9:30am - 4:30 pm. Visit Fairchild Tropical Garden for their Bird Festival and birding tours to South Florida bird habitats. The Thursday and Friday events takes place off-site with birding tours around South Florida led by the Tropical Audubon Society. Saturday and Sunday's events at Fairchild include presentations by experts, bird walks, and a bird-attracting plant sale. For more information including lecture dates and times, visit fairchildgarden.org..
Cutler Bay Election Candidate Forum
October 7th, 7pm at Cutler Ridge United Methodist Church. The Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will host their final candidate forum for the Nov 4th election. All Cutler Bay candidates for the positions of Mayor and Seat 1 have again been invited. At last month's event, candidates Peggy Bell and Mary Ann Mixon did not participate. Neither responded to email invitations or emailed requests to confirm their participation. Read CCofCB president Steve Zarzecki's letter on page 7 of the Cutler Bay News. For more information about the Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay, visit their website at ccofcb.org.
Wine On Harvest Moon
Saturday, October 11th, 7:30 – 10:30pm. The Deering Estate presents fine wines and food at their Annual Wine on Harvest Moon celebration. This years event features the wine and food of Germany, along with live entertainment, and an art exhibit. Tickets can be purchased online. For additional information, visit deeringestate.org. .
Fall Fine Art Exhibit
Wednesday, October 15th, from 7 – 9pm. Visit the Deering Estate for the reception of the Fall Fine Art Exhibit Wunderbar. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available along with a cash bar. For more information, visit deeringestate.org.
Financing Hurricane and Home Energy Improvements
Local residents and commercial building owners wishing to finance hurricane and home energy improvements can now finance these improvements through the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program. This program allows homeowners to finance these improvements and pay back the costs over a period of up to 20 years as part of your property tax bill. Eligible improvements include: Insulation, Renewable Energy systems, Window and Door replacements, HVAC Systems, Lighting systems and wind resistance. Visit the Ygrene website for more information.
Cutler Bay 2014 Election Information
The qualifying period to run for office ended on August 8th. See a listing of candidates, campaign financial reports, and more at our 2014 elections page
Caribbean Blvd Detour Includes Franjo Road
The detour on Caribbean Blvd has been extended to include Franjo Road. This phase of the Caribbean Blvd road improvements is scheduled to be completed in mid-October. See the map for details of the closure and detour routes.
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 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.
Resolution to Protesting Development of Environmentally Sensitive Land
At the August 20th council meeting, Mayor Ed MacDougall sponsored a resolution to stop development on 88 acres of rock pinelands located on SW 152nd Street and Southwest 127th Ave. Although not in our town, the hope is that other communities will follow suit and protect this piece of environmentally sensitive land that was given to U of M and then sold by them to a developer. To read more about the Mayor's resolution, see item 7A on the town's agenda and click on the links.
Town Council Meeting and Agenda
Wednesday, September 17th, 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.
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 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.
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