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Town of Cutler Bay, Florida News and Events

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HEADLINES

  • February 3rd: 'Preserve the Vision' Coalition
    Volunteers Needed For Community Outreach - Old Cutler Road Rezoning Project
  • February 5th: Family Movie Night At Pinecrest Gardens
  • February 6th: Chili Cook-Off at Pinecrest Gardens
  • February 10th: Night Hike And Campfire at Deering
  • February 17th: Cutler Bay Town Council Meeting
  • February 20th: "Wings Over The Bay" - Cook-Off

  • More Traffic Anyone? - Request To Allow 4 Story Development On Old Cutler Road
  • 2016 Golf Cart Rules and Regulations
  • A Blast From The Past – Drive-In Movies Are Here!
  • 2016 Cutler Bay Elections – Vice Mayor and Council Seat 2

LOCAL EVENTS

Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay

Tuesday, February 2nd, 7pm. The Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will host Laura Reynolds, Executive Director of the Tropical Audubon Society. Ms. Reynolds will present a vision for nearby coastal wetlands and pine rocklands. For more information, phone Steve Zarzecki at 305-255-4351. The meetings take place at Cornerstone Church, at the corner of Old Cutler Rd and Marlin Rd.

'Preserve the Vision' Coalition
Volunteers Needed For Community Outreach - Old Cutler Road Rezoning Project

Wednesday, February 3rd at 7pm at the Cutler Cay Clubhouse, 7755 SW 192nd St, Cutler Bay. Are you tired of overdevelopment and increased traffic on Old Cutler Road? The 'Preserve the Vision' Coalition needs volunteers to raise public awareness and distribute material to oppose changing the master plan and zoning change of ~10 acres near Old Cutler Rd and SW 184 St that would allow for a development up to 4 stories high. To get to the clubhouse, use the north entrance to Cutler Cay off Old Cutler Rd. and inform the guard that you are attending the meeting. Volunteer hours can be used to satisfy high school volunteer requirements.

This land development issue will be decided at 7pm on March 16th, at the Cutler Bay town council meeting, at 10720 Caribbean Blvd. A large turnout of concerned residents is the best chance to defeat this change. For more information, visit facebook.com/livablecutler.

Family Movie Night At Pinecrest Gardens

8pm on Friday, February 5th, gates open at 6:30 pm, Flashlight tours prior to the show. Pinecrest Gardens presents a showing of the movie “Penguins of Madagascar”. General Admission is $5.00. For more information about this movie and upcoming movie events, visit their website.

Chili Cook-Off at Pinecrest Gardens

February 6th, from noon through 4pm. Cool weather and hot chili samples, country music, beer, line dancing, mechanical bull rides, and childrens activities all come together for a fun-filled family event. It all takes place at Pinecrest Gardens. General Admission is $5. Find out more at their website.

Night Hike And Campfire

February 10th, from 7pm – 9:30. Visit the Deering Estate after dark for a rare opportunity to view wildlife at night. Staff members guide participants ablong a trail. After the hike, enjoy a crackling fire by the bay, under the stars while indulging in complementary s'mores. The event takes place at the Deering Estate. Visit deeringestate.com for more information.

Valentine's Day Cruise

February 12th at 11am or 1pm. Explore Biscayne Bay on the Deering Estate's 45ft. Catamaran. The cruse begins at the Deering Estate. Tickets are available for purchase online. For more information visit their website.

Valentines Day Concert

February 14th, 8pm. Moonlight and Music create the perfect Valentine's Day event at the Deering Estate. This year's concert features Johnny Rodgers, providing an array of music from blues, soul, jazz and rock and roll. Gates open at 7pm. Food is available for an additional fee, or pre-order picnic baskets. Find out more or purchase tickets by visiting deeringestate.com/valentines-day-concert-event.

Campfire & Owl Walk

February 19th, 7:30 – 9:30pm. Visit Bill Sadowski Park for a presentation followed by a walk after dark to encounter owls, racoons and night spiders, then enjoy time around the campfire. Cost is $6.00 per person. The park is located at 17555 SW 79th Ave. For a list of items to bring and more information, visit.

"Wings Over The Bay" - Cook-Off

Saturday February 20th, from 2-6pm at Cutler Ridge Park. Cutler Bay will be holding a chicken wing cook-off with prizes awarded for the best buffalo, special grill, and parmesan garlic wings in Cutler Bay. There will be entertainment for the whole family, including a bounce house and slide. Admission is free. To participate or for more information, contact Fred Bobson at 305-238-4166 or read the flyer. Cutler Ridge Park is located at 10100 SW 200th Street (map).

Vintage Auto Show

February 28th, 10am – 3pm. Car enthusiasts will enjoy viewing vintage cars from 1960 and before. The event includes Pinewood Derby races and a car scavenger hunt. Visit their website for more information.



COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

More Traffic Anyone? - Request To Allow 4 Story Development On Old Cutler Road

March 16th, 7pm. The owner of property fronting on 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 low density residential/conservation. Please attend this important town council meeting at Cutler Bay Town Hall, located at 10720 Caribbean Blvd. To find out how you can help the effort to stop this rezoning, visit facebook.com/livablecutler. NOTE: registered lobbyist for this project, Jose Castillo (Greenpoint Group) worked on the campaigns of both Peggy Bell (2014) and Sue Ellen Loyzelle (2011), and Bell accepted campaign contributions from application lobbyists Hugo Arza (Arza 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.

Town Gets $987,937 Grant for Additional Roadway Improvements

The town of Cutler Bay has requested and been granted funding from the county to extend the limits of the Caribbean Blvd. improvement project. Currently the town is working on the area between Anchor Road and the Bel-Aire Canal Bridge (known as “The gap #1), which has required an extensive detour (see map). The County has agreed to fund addition improvements on Caribbean Blvd from the Bel-Aire Canal Bridge to the turnpike extension. The town will receive $987,937.30 for the additional roadwork known as “The gap #2. For more information see the County resolution.

2016 Golf Cart Rules and Regulations

Did you know that while golf carts are allowed on many of our roadways, the town requires that all drivers have driver's licenses, that the carts have certain required safety items, and that golf carts must be registered with the town. To read more about the requirements see the Golf Cart Rules & Regulations.

New Code Compliance Hotline

Cutler Bay's Code Compliance department has extended their patrolling hours and created a code compliance hotline. Patrols will be from 7am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. To phone the hotline call (786) 573-5551. See the press release for more information.

A Blast From The Past – Drive-In Movies Are Here!

Blue Starlite, a mini drive-in comes to Palmetto Bay. Bring your car, or a comfy chair – walk ins are welcome. The new venue is located at 7290 SW 168th St.(empty lot behind Farm Stores). For movie schedule and ticketing information visit miamiurbandrivein.

March 16th Primary Election

Last day to register to vote in this election is February 16th. The deadline to request an absentee Ballot is March 9th, and early voting runs from Monday, February 29th through Sunday, March 13th. See the early voting schedule. The closest early voting site in Cutler Bay is the South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211th Street.

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, February 17th, 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.

2016 Cutler Bay Elections – Vice Mayor and Council Seat 2

Concerns about a controversial upcoming request to change zoning on property at Old Cutler Road and 184th Street, and concerns about lobbyists who both run elected officials campaigns then lobby for their votes on important issues (such as changing zoning or approving new developments), have several residents talking about running for office. Are you considering running? Here's what you need to know.

Cutler Bay elections will take place on November 8th for the position of Vice-Mayor (anyone within the town may run), and District Seat 2 (See district map). The formal qualifying period begins July 26th and ends August 12th, but waiting to start campaigning may put you at a disadvantage. For information about what you need to do to run for a seat on the Cutler Bay council and when you can open your campaign account and begin campaigning, contact the town clerk at 305-234-4262 or townclerk@cutlerbay-fl.gov See the breakdown of salary and benefits that councilmembers receive (as of 2014).

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.



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. The Cutler Bay local (#200) is 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.

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