What’s an environmentally conscious philanthropist to do with her pristine seven acres of tropical hardwood hammock and 10,500-square-foot energy efficient home when she decides to move away? She donates it to a historic and environmental preserve dedicated to hands-on ecological education that’s conveniently located right across the street.
Palmetto Bay Vice-Mayor John DuBois continues to fight a county lawsuit against him, ongoing since September 2012, which alleges he illegally trimmed mangroves and filled wetlands on his 8-acre bay-front property.
Palmetto Bay will begin landscaping, curb, and street light improvements in the triangle between Southwest 184th Street, U.S.1 and Franjo Road next year, build two new batting cages at Palmetto Bay Park, plant more trees, and improve several safe routes to school.
Miami native Benjamin Bistrong, a descendant on his mother’s side to a pioneering group of home-builders who emigrated from the Bahamas to Key West in the 1830s, worked to bring South Florida into a modern Stone Age.
Hasty amendments led Palmetto Bay council members to ultimately defer or settle in part the two blockbuster items from their Monday night hearing regarding development on the old Burger King property and private school Palmer Trinity’s expansion.
I think if I read one more apple pie Soapbox letter containing the words Palmer Trinity I’m going to go nuts. I haven’t written a Soapbox letter for awhile but I find myself compelled. I truly wish this school would just build their humongous addition. Let’s go, no more delays, get it done.
The Palmetto Bay council voted earlier this month to advertise the same tax rate it has had since 2009 for the upcoming fiscal year: $2.447 per $1,000 in assessed property value. The budget year starts Oct. 1.
I often think about how lucky I am to both live and work in the community of Palmetto Bay. With so much real heartbreak happening globally, it makes me sad to think that here in our little burb we cannot seem to get along. Our village has been split into different factions, all wanting to mold this community into what they believe to be the ideal place to live. We are now at a fragile point, however, where we must calmly and decidedly work together to make this happen.
The Palmetto Bay Village council will hold a special meeting on Monday, June 23, to vote on items deferred from the last two council meetings, including a controversial lighting ordinance and charter amendment.
Your June 8 story concerning the site of a new fire station in Palmetto Bay suggests that I might be unhappy with this outcome. Since my mayoral campaign identified the acute lack of Fire/Rescue coverage on the east side of our village as the greatest single public safety concern in Palmetto Bay, how could I be anything but pleased with the proposed 14200 Old Cutler Rd. location?