Wednesday, May 18, 2016

NOTICE: Town Hall Meeting - Palmetto Bay Parks - Monday, May 23, 6 PM - Village Hall

I have asked for a Town Hall meeting to discuss our parks.  We have already begun work on our 2016-2017 budget.  Hearings are held in September, but the actual budget prep goes on throughout each Summer.  It is time to take a look at one of the biggest areas of our budget - Parks which represents an expenditure of approximately $2,439,000.00 ($1.842, plus $597,000.00) of our total budget (CLICK HERE to view the 2015-2016 adopted budget) note that the largest single department expense is Police at $7,101,950.

$2,439,000.00 is a big number.  Please make plans to attend and give input on the future of our village parks.  These are your/our parks.

My priorities?  Here are a few (the list is very expansive and what follows are only a part, far from all): Saving and maintaining environmentally sensitive areas and green space (capital expense), continual upgrades of our passive areas - continue the upgrades such as the rubberized walking paths, increased youth and senior programs - funding for our Youth Board and a new focus on special needs programing - an important area of services that our the village council needs to address. 

We all have our priorities.  Special events is blended with parks - and this town hall meeting would also be a good time to talk about ALL activities involving parks - what would you like to see more movie nights, date nights at Thalatta, more yoga, more senior programing? 

We want, we need to hear from you. 

From the official village web site:
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 6 pm
The Village of Palmetto Bay shall be holding a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 6 pm concerning the Village’s Parks.  The meeting shall be held in the Village Hall Chambers at Village Hall, 9705 E. Hibiscus Street, Palmetto Bay, FL.  More than one member of the Village Council will be present and may discuss items of importance to the Village. 
Any person may contact the Village Hall at (305) 259-1234 for information.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation (or if hearing impaired) to participate in this proceeding or to review any documents relative thereto should contact the Village for assistance at (305) 259-1234 no later than four (4) days prior to the proceedings.

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