Zoning issues, a game plan and a scary movie ahead

We hear that there’s a public hearing coming up on Monday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m.that may have some items of interest to residents of Palmetto Bay. The meeting will take place at Village Hall, located at 9705 East Hibiscus Street, in the Council Chambers. “Discussion and public input are welcomed.”

What’s on the agenda?

Well, the items on first reading that are being considered involve such things as an ordinance of the mayor and village council of the village of Palmetto Bay, Florida, “acting in its capacity as the local planning agency and as the village council, relating to an amendment of the future land use map consistent with 166.041, 163.3184 and 163.3187, Florida statutes; changing that portion of 17901 Old Cutler Road presently designated Parks And Recreation consisting of approximately 22+ acres, to Village Mixed-Use.” The ordinance is sponsored by Mayor Shelley Stanczyk.

Other items include zoning changes that will allow for the establishment of a fire rescue facility and its associated site plan, and a proposed zoning change regarding Palmer Trinity Private School, Inc. One or more of these items have been deferred from earlier meetings, and we hear there’s a possibility that may happen again at the recommendation of village staffers, but only time will tell. For more detailed information we suggest you either attend the meeting or contact the zoning department by calling Village Hall at 305-259-1234.

Got your racket ready? No, we’re not talking about organized crime or a noise ordinance, and we’re pretty sure the village web site really meant to say “racquet” instead of racket, but the good news is that Coral Reef Park is hosting a Tennis Play Day on October 8, which is just around the corner, calendar-wise. It’s hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department and is a free event for juniors and adults, but they do require advance registration so don’t dilly-dally. You can try out the latest Wilson “Spin Effect” racquets during the Tennis Play Day to “experience game changing technology.” The benefits reportedly include more margin for error over the net, being able to hit harder while keeping the ball in the court, and controlling the ball and hitting sharper angles. The clinic is being run by USPTA-PTR Professionals Kara Borromeo and Lee Pettis, and you can call them at 305-807- 4943 or 305-807-1491.

Boo! Hey residents, have you got a favorite family oriented scary movie you’d like to see again? Or maybe for the first time? Well, if you’re a subscriber to the village’s digital newsletter, “e-Currents,” you can expect to receive a survey asking for your help in picking the movie to be shown in the park, in the dark, under the stars, on Halloween, October 31. Eeek! The location will be Coral Reef Park on SW 152 Avenue, where the family night movies are usually shown, and we hear that “Halloween Movie Night” will also include trick-or-treating for the kiddies and a costume contest. Stay tuned for more info, or call Village Hall at 305-259-1234 and ask for Parks and Recreation.

Thought of the Day:

Wherever you are, it is your own friends who make your world.
— William James

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

Got any tips? Contact me at 305-669- 7355, ext. 249, or send emails to Michael@communitynewspapers.com.

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Michael Miller
Michael co-owns Community Newspapers with his brother Grant and serves as Executive Editor of the group of newspapers. He enjoys writing about local politics and area businesses. Michael can be reached at michael@communitynewspapers.com

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