Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Update - 2017 Bike To Work Day - Friday, March 3, 2017

Updated info regarding the 2017 Bike to Work Day - Join Us:

Try bike commuting for ONE day! Ride your bike and meet residents, along with Village Council at Village Hall for a guided bike ride to celebrate Bike305's Bike to Work Day and as part of Palmetto Bay's "Get Fit” initiative.
 
DETAILS:  Riders will depart from Village Hall's parking lot at 6:45am and head out to Dadeland South Metrorail Station. Upon arrival to Dadeland South Metrorail Station, you'll learn how to take your bike on Metrorail and then head to the Coconut Grove Metrorail Station (US1 & SW 27th Avenue) where all the Bike305 festivities will take place at 7:15am.
 
All participating cyclist will receive a FREE Bike305 performance cycling t-shirt, FREE one-way easy ticket on metrorail (*limited quantities and must provide valid email address), FREE air & bike checks by Mack Cycle & Fitness and other goodies (while supplies last). Light refreshments and breakfast foods will be served at the Coconut Grove Metrorail Station.
 
For more information on Bike305's Bike to Work Day, visit www.bike305.com. Bike305 is a collaborative effort forged by the County Mayor in partnership with several municipal Mayors and Parks Departments to unite and support the connectivity of people and places through the county's bike trails. Throughout Miami-Dade County, Mayors are promoting the opportunity to achieve physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle by cycling to parks, attractions, shops, and events located on or near bike trails.

For more information on all upcoming Bike 305 events, please visit Bike305.com
Photos below were taken at the 2016 Bike to Work Day
 
 
 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Oh my! Palmetto Bay's Youth Community Involvement Board (YCIB) is discussing "Do It In The Back Seat" - please see what our youth want to do!

Now that I have your attention - Our youth are concerned about life safety.  First about texting while driving and now about keeping people safe by promoting use of seat belts by back seat passengers.  "Do It In The Back Seat!".  So concerned that our Youth Council discussed it at the CYIB meeting held on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  Columbus HS Student and founder Jake Reis made his presentation to our YCIB.  

Check out "Do It In The Back Seat!

CYIB meeting Sat. 2/11/17. "Do It In the Back Seat!" Founder Jake Reis, center (in white)
 
 Another Great meeting of our youth board.  They worked on participating in the 2017 Relay for Life event as well, pending legislative action promoted by our YCIB, pending projects and their annual committee report.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Palmetto Bay's 15th anniversary picnic celebration - Sat. March 4 - 11 AM - 3 PM

Join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate our crystal anniversary!

Mark your calendars as the Village celebrates BIG for its 15th Year Anniversary during Palmetto Bay's signature community event – the Annual Picnic Celebration. Picnic goers will have tons of free & delicious food and beverages to choose from with a jam-packed afternoon filled with fun activities and entertainment. The picnic will feature carnival rides/inflatables, the Mayor's Cup baseball game starting at 12:30 pm (Miami Palmetto vs. Coral Reef High), a Car Show, Line Dancing, the headliner band- Cutler Stew, along with performances by local talented students and groups, and much, much more.
I will recognize the "Get Fit" Palmetto Bay 7-week Mayor's Fitness Challenge winners at this event.  Join us.

CLICK HERE to view prior posts (including photos) of past village picnic events.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Photo of the Day - Super Bowl Sunday in Palmetto Bay - Girl Scout Cookie sale time.

Good throughout the year (you can freeze them), not just as a Super Bowl snack! (photo post made on Super Bowl Sunday)
I have a family source for Girl Scout cookies, but I love to see our hard working Girl Scouts (and their hard working Troop Leaders) do well in their cookie sales, so I  made a personal donation to troop 328 for Cookies for Our Soldiers. 
Buy early, buy often. Go Troop 328!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Village updates: Village meetings & events you should plan on participating in!

Its time for you to participate - SRTS meetings, Parks Master Planning, Historical Committee and a murder/mystery.  All here in Palmetto Bay.  Join me in February and March.

Please review my latest in the Community Newspapers online:
Village meetings & events you should plan on participating in!
By: Eugene Flinn - Mayor of Palmetto Bay |February 3, 2017
Late February and March will be a big month. Yes, more of the “P”s that I keep harping on! Planning Parks & People are some of the big “P”s that we are involved in. Please Plan on attending and Participating (or otherwise Providing inPut via e-mail or other means).

One of my biggest priorities is having Safe Routes to Schools (“SRTS” – keep an eye out for that acronym). A Village workshop on SRTS improvements scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – 7:00 PM at our Village Hall. With Village Officials and design engineers. This is one of your best chances to impact the project. You are invited to attend and receive information on the details of the SRTS project designed to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools. The project consists of sidewalk connectivity, crosswalk and ADA ramp upgrades, signage, and pavement markings. Please note that no official action will be taken – this is a preliminary meeting – one of those opportunities to impact the project before it is a finished project.

Note that other meetings will be scheduled for our other schools, so don’t panic because you did not see your area of interest listed.

I want to let everyone know that Palmetto Bay will be engaged in updating our 2007 Parks Master Plans. Meetings are being planned. The decisions made will impact our community for generations to come so it is important for you to participate. Impact could range from decisions simply to maintain status quo and upgrade what we have to a total revamping of one or more parks. I recently have heard ideas involving bringing pickleball to existing facilities. There are many ideas – as well as opinions which include simply “add no more” so I ask for you to get engaged.

How is your knowledge of Village History? Are you a history buff? Do you have any pictures or “relics” from Palmetto Bay’s relatively short past? If any apply, you may want to participate in an upcoming short term history project. Your Mayor and Village Council is poised to set up a history committee that has been championed by our founding Vice Mayor, Linda Robinson. We will be gathering history for our 15 year Village Celebration. A surprise or two may be in store. Get involved – Participate!

Lastly, not to be missed, Thallata Estate is home to yet another open ticket event – Come on out for the March 10, “Totally 80’s, Murder Mystery Dinner & Show – full details are available on the official Palmetto Bay Facebook and website regarding this exciting evening of interaction with a professional cast to figure out the culprit in a lively “who-dun-it” mystery. Murder- as they say, “dinner – and a show!”

I look forward to continue the work with you in protecting Palmetto Bay as the best place to Live, Work, Play, & learn – no place better for families in Miami-Dade County!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Team Palmetto Bay presents its legislative agenda priorities to the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation

Team Palmetto Bay - at FIU for the 2017 Miami-Dade Legislative Hearing.

I was honored to speak before the Miami-Dade Delegation.  This was a collaborative team effort.  Palmetto Bay is about programing money for those with unique abilities and seniors, green, traffic calming and stormwater projects. 

Kudos to Mark Merwitzer, Member of our Palmetto Bay Youth Community Involvement Board (YCIB) who spoke passionately in favor of a legislative priority to make testing and driving a primary offense - saving lives!

Starting left moving to right :Mayor Eugene Flinn, County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava,
YCIB member Mark Merwitzer, PPP Chair Peter England and Palmetto Bay Manager Ed Silva.
Palmetto Bay Partners Advisory Committee (PPP) Chair Peter England spoke on an important Deering request that Palmetto Bay is fully supportive.

Palmetto Bay has put together a unified legislative agenda.  See my prior post of January 22, 2017 - Presenting the full text - and transparency protection - Palmetto Bay's 2017 Legislative Priorities - to view the complete 2017 Palmetto Bay Legislative Agenda