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Town of Cutler Bay, Florida News and Events

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HEADLINES

  • August 27th: Dance Classes At SMDCAC
  • August 27th: Adopt-A-Tree Event
  • August 27th: 8th Annual Cutler Bay Open
  • September 1st: Open Mic Night at Cutler Ridge Park

  • It's Illegal To Catch Land Crabs!
  • Proposed Site Plan For Development on Old Cutler Rd and SW184
  • Registration Open For New K-5 Charter School in Cutler Bay

LOCAL EVENTS

Dance Classes At SMDCAC

Saturday, August 27th from noon – 4pm. Do you have a child between the ages of 5 to 14 years of age interested in learning dance? Then check out these dance classes from SMDCAC. Registration is in person only. Visit their website for more information.

Adopt-A-Tree Event

Saturday, August 27th from 9am till noon. Get in line for a free tree complements of the Miami-Dade Adopt-A-Tree program. Residents can pick up two trees at the next event taking place at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, located at 15755 SW 96th Street. Residents can choose from a variety of trees including: mango, jackfruit, soursop, inkwood, or firebrush. Find out more at their website.

8th Annual Cutler Bay Open

Saturday, August 27th, check-in begins at 8am. The always popular Cutler Bay Open Golf Tournament takes place at the Palmetto Golf course. The event is limited to 120 players so register and pay early. Find out more by reading the flyer.

Traffic Calming Workshops

September 28th, 7pm. The Town of Cutler Bay will be holding a series of workshops to discuss the town Traffic Calming Master Plan. These meeting will allow the public to discuss their concerns, thoughts and opinions. The first meeting is Thursday, Sept. 8th at 7pm at town hall (10720 Caribbean Blvd.) See the flyer for additional meeting dates.

Public Workshop – Aquatic Facility

Monday, August 29th at 6pm. The town of Cutler Bay has held a series of public workshops regarding building a new aquatic center. See the last workshop presentation. To voice your comments and concerns, attend the next meeting taking place at town hall. See the flyer for more information. If you can not make it to a meeting, send your comments, ideas, and concerns to aquaticfacilityproject@cutlerbay-fl.gov.

Public Workshop – Town Center Plaza

Tuesday, August 30th, @ 6pm, at Cutler Ridge Park. The town of Cutler Bay has been holding public input workshops regarding creating a park next to town hall. Pages 22 and 23 of the workshop packet contain conceptual drawings of what has been suggested so far. Please note that no cost estimates have been given. If you have been unable to attend but would like to weigh in on the issue, send your ideas or comments to townplazaproject@cutlerbay-fl.gov. You can comment on this issue by visiting us on Facebook at Cutler Bay News.

Town Budget Workshop

Wednesday, August 31st at 6pm. The town will hold a budget workshop at town hall. See the agenda for more information. This workshop is for council members to discuss the budget and does not allow for public comments. However, if you want to comment on any budget issue, contact the town council now to make your concern or requests known. To email all council members, the clerk and manager, copy and past the following email links: pbell@cutlerbay-fl.gov, esochin@cutlerbay-fl.gov, mamixon@cutlerbay-fl.gov, sloyzelle@cutlerbay-fl.gov, rcoriat@cutlerbay-fl.gov, townclerk@cutlerbay-fl.gov, rcasals@cutlerbay-fl.gov, The two public hearings, which include public comments, take place on Tuesday, September 13th and Tuesday, September 17th at 7pm at town hall.

Open Mic Night at Cutler Ridge Park

Thursday, September 1st at 7pm. Mark your calendars so you don't miss "Open Mic Night" at Cutler Ridge Park. Open Mic Night is your opportunity to openly ask question or express your ideas and concerns to the Cutler Bay town manager and staff. Unfortunately, while members of the town council do attend, they do not actively participate in the discussions or answer questions. See the flyer for more information.

Cutler Bay Candidate Forum

Tuesday, Sept. 6th and October 4th, at 7pm. The Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will be holding two candidate forums and have invited all 4 Cutler Bay candidates to participate. The forums will take place at Cornerstone Church, 20740 Old Cutler Road. For more information about the Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay, visit ccofcb.org. The candidates (listed alphabetically) are: For Vice Mayor: Javier Giraud and Sue Ellen Loyzelle. For District Seat 2: Chuck Barrentine and Michael Callahan.

Baptist Health Old Cutler Runclub

Sunday, September 11th at 4pm. Here's your chance to meet new friends and get in a great workout. A new running club will begin meeting every Sunday at 4pm. The 3.5 mile run begins at the Deering Estate, located at 16701 Old Cutler Road. For more information, visit eugeneflinn.blogspot.com.

Cutler Bay Senior Games

Registration is open until Sept 26th. These sporting events for seniors 50 years and older include Basketball, Shooting, Billiards, Bowling, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, and Tennis. The qualifying events take place from October 17-21st. Join the competition or come out to cheer for your favorite senior. Winners of these qualifying events will move on to compete in the Florida Senior Games taking place this December in Clearwater. For information about these games, see the flyer. For more information about the state games, visit the Florida Senior Games website.



COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cutler Bay Community Theater

Mondays at 7pm. The Cutler Bay Community Theater has an improv group that meets on Monday evenings at 7pm at the Palmetto Bay Library on Old Cutler Road. Find out more about the group by visiting their Facebook page.

Zika and Mosquito Control

Concerned about the Zika Virus? Visit this page on the town's website for a list of helpful flyers and other information.

Hurricane Guide For Cutler Bay Residents

The tropics are heating up. The time to prepare is before a storm threatens. Check out our hurricane guide - Cutler Bay residents personalized starting point for hurricane preparation.

New Development Proposed

The owners of the vacant 9 acre property on Old Cutler Road between SW 184th Street and Cutler Cay are back hoping to develop the property. Having been unable to get the property up-zoned, they have submitted a site plan for 30 single family homes, with parking for 60 cars. See the site plan. The plan is currently being reviewed by town staff. There's no word yet when this will come before the council for a vote. You can comment on this issue by visiting us on Facebook.

Miami-Dade Transit Easy Card Discount

Registered students attending public or private schools in Miami-Dade County can receive a discounted fare for half off every ride on Metrobus and Metrorail. Apply online at miamidade.gov/transit/fares-k12.

Local Lost Pet Website

Lost or found a pet? Visit this Cutler Bay Facebook page and help bring them home.

It's Illegal To Catch Land Crabs!

For Land Crabs, it's mating season and they are out looking for dates, but many people are out trying to catch them. It may be tempting, but it is illegal to catch blue land crabs between July 1st and October 31st. See the Forida state statute. Call 888-404-3922 if you see someone crabbing illegally, you may be eligible for a reward.

Early Voting Begins

August 15th. Early voting begins for the August 30th primary elections. The closest early voting site in Cutler Bay is the South Dade Library. For times and additional voting locations, visit the Miami-Dade elections website.

Job Openings In Cutler Bay

Looking for a job right here in town. Cutler Bay is hiring! The positions that are open include: Part-Time Life Guard and Park Service Aide.

Florida Treasure Hunt

Have you checked recently to see if your name is on the State of Florida's website for unclaimed funds? It's easy to find out if you are listed and how to file a claim. Visit the state website at fltreasurehunt.org.

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.

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

Candidates for Office- Cutler Bay Elections

4 Cutler Bay residents have filed to run in the November 8th election. For the position of Vice-Mayor the candidates who have filed are Javier Giraud and Susi Loyzelle. For District 2, the candidates who have filed are Chuck Barrentine and Michael Callahan. For copies of their qualifying papers and/or campaign finance reports, visit cutlerbay.net/elections-2016. The Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will be inviting the candidates to participate in an upcoming candidate forum. Let's hope all of the candidates will respect the voters and agree to participate.

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, September 21st, 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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