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Town of Cutler Bay, Florida News and Events

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Local Events · Community Announcements · Cutler Bay Government · Editorials · Miscellaneous



HEADLINES

  • August 1st: 1st Annual Splash in the Bay
  • August 4th: Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay Meeting
  • August 8th: Wetland Restoration Volunteers Needed
  • August 19th: Cutler Bay Town Council Meeting
  • August 26th: Open Mic Night – A Town Hall Meeting For Residents

  • Listen To Council Meetings Live
  • Town of Cutler Bay Budget Report
  • After-School Program Lottery

LOCAL EVENTS

1st Annual Splash in the Bay

August 1st 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 fun 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.

Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay Meeting

August 4th, 7pm at the Cornerstone Church (formerly Cutler Ridge United Methodist Church), 20740 Old Cutler Road. The August meeting of the Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will feature representatives from Dade County’s Department of Public Works and Waste Management. They will speak about the Landfill and Waste Treatment Plant adjacent to the southern border of Cutler Bay. Topics of interest will be purpose and operation of the facilities, history, technologies, future expansion and/or end-of-operations, and odor control.

Wetland Restoration Volunteers Needed

Saturday, August 8th from 9am to 1pm. Join your friends and neighbors to help in the efforts to restore wetlands right here in Cutler Bay. The restoration project is located just south of the Palmetto Bay Village Center on 184th Street off Old Cutler Road. For more information see the flyer.

Open Mic Night – A Town Hall Meeting For Residents

Wednesday, August 26th, from 7pm -9pm. Residents of Cutler Bay are encouraged to attend this informal meeting in which town staff are available to answer your questions and address your concerns. The meeting will take place at East Ridge Retirement village located at 19301 SW 87th Ave. For more information, see the flyer.

CERT Training

August 27th from 5pm to 9pm, August 29th and 30th from 8:30am to 5pm. Be a part of the Community Emergency Response Team. Training takes place at Cutler Bay Town Hall, located 10720 Caribbean Blvd. For more information, see the flyer

Cutler Bay Annual Golf Tournament

Saturday, August 29th, beginning at 8am registration. Join the fun as Cutler Bay golfers participate in this 7th annual Golf Tournament. The event takes place at the Palmetto Golf Course located at 9300 SW 152nd Street. For information on how to sign up see the flyer.

Free Summer Meals For Children

June 8th through August 21st. Kids and teens 18 years old or younger can receive a free meal this summer at participating locations throughout South Florida. For information about the program, visit summerfoodflorida.org. Be sure to click on the “Find a site near you” for an interactive map where you can locate and click on the link for the nearest site to get information about start dates, meal(s) served, times and address.

Local Libraries Offers Free Summer Meals For Children

Beginning June 8th through August 21st, children ages 18 and under can receive a free lunch at their local library on select days. Meals are served on a first come, first served basis. For more information including participating locations, and lunch schedules, visit their website. While viewing the free lunch schedule, click on the name of your local library branch to discover a list of fun and educational events taking place for both kids and adults.



COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Council To Vote On 902 Student, K-10 Charter School On Caribbean Blvd.

August 19th, 7pm. The town council will decide whether to allow a new charter school to occupy the 4 story South-Dade Tower located at 10750 Caribbean Blvd by Southland Mall. The school would have up to 902 students, approximately 55 staff members and hold classes for K through 10th grade. The vote on this item was postponed in June and July. Because the item is a resolution, residents wanting to speak in support or opposition of the proposed school will need to attend the July 15th meeting and speak during the “public comments” portion of the agenda or send an email to the Council prior to the meeting. Email addresses can be found at cutlerbay.net/government.

Note: Mr. Tom David, chairman of the board of directors of Virtus Academy, gave Vice-Mayor Sochin a $100.00 donation to his 2012 campaign (donation #15).

Setting the record straight: All 5 members of the council voted in 2013 to change the regulations and allow educational facilities in the mall area. The August 2013 minutes of the vote can be found here (See tab 1 or Page 10 of the document).


After-School Program Lottery

Residents who want their children to attend the after school program at Cutler Ridge Park, please visit the park to add your child's name to the list of those eligible to participate in the after-school programs lottery. The program is for children from Kindergarten through 5th grade. For more information, call the town's parks department at 305-238-4166.

Community Protests Potential Development - facebook.com/livablecutler

The owner of property abutting Old Cutler Road between 184th Street and Cutler Cay has requested a change in zoning that would allow for a mixed use development up to 4 stories high on approximately 9 acres now zoned for low density residential/conservation. They have submitted both a traffic study and an environmental study to the town.

It should be noted that registered lobbyist Jose Castillo (Greenpoint Group) worked on the campaigns of Peggy Bell (2014) and Sue Ellen Loyzelle (2011) and Bell accepted campaign contributions from lobbyists Hugo Araza (Araza Consulting & Mgmt Inc),($250) and Juan Mayol ($1000).


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.

Cutler Bay Summer Pool Schedule

Cool off with a swim at Cutler Ridge Park. For pool hours and classes that are being offered, read the flyer.

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. Visit this link for Cutler Bay monthly crime report statistics.

Book Drive

Do you have any new or gently used children's books that are collecting dust? Drop them off at select Miami-Dade Police locations and put them back into circulation. See the flyer for the closest drop-off locations.

Free Online Courses Available

Miami-Dade library card holders can now access free technology training taught by experts. To find out more, visit mdpls.org.



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, August 19, 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.

Town of Cutler Bay Budget Report

The town of Cutler Bay's proposed budget summary is now online. Information can be found on the town workshop agenda. If you have a suggestion regarding the town's budget please contact the town council and staff. Links can be found at cutlerbay.net/government. The next budget workshop takes place on August 19th at 3pm at town hall. The first budget hearing takes place on September 10th at 7pm, the final hearing is on September 24th at 7pm.

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 agenda's and audio's are available from this same link.

Cutler Bay Strategic Master Plan: 2014-2019

See the Town of Cutler Bay's Strategic Plan for the years 2014 through 2019.



MISCELLANEOUS LINKS OF INTEREST

Cutler Bay Mini-Bus Information

The Cutler Bay Mini-Bus is in service Monday through Saturday from 8:30 am until 5:35 pm. The fare is 25 cents. See the brochure for 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. 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.

Garage Sale locations

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Find out where local garage sales are taking place by visiting these websites. Miami on the Cheap and the websites for The Village of Palmetto Bay and the Village of Pinecrest.

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 this website to compare local gas prices GasBuddy.com.

Cutler Bay 2010 Census Information

Find Traffic Hot Spots

Movies At Southland Mall Regal Cinemas



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