Floodplain Mitigation Plan Workshop is October 1

Floodplain Mitigation Plan Workshop is October 1

Council Member Mary Ann Mixon (right side) and members of the Floodplain Mitigation Advisory Committee discuss the proposed Flood Mitigation Plan.

Concerned about flood insurance rates? We hear from the office of Sandra Cuervo, CFM Building & Code Compliance Division Manager of the Town of Cutler Bay’s Department of Community Development, that a Floodplain Mitigation Plan Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday October 1 in the Town Hall Council Chambers at 5:00 p.m. Residents are invited to attend.

The town has been working on a flood mitigation plan for some months now with the hopes of reducing the flood insurance rates of residents in Cutler Bay. A committee comprised of town residents and business owners with expertise in real estate, water management, flood insurance, construction and other areas was formed and the committee members have attended six meetings thus far with AMEC, the town consultant for the project, members of the town staff and town liaison Council Member Mary Ann Mixon.

The idea is that by identifying, assessing and mitigating flood risk in the town, and coming up with safety measures that will reduce hazards during storm and other disaster caused flooding, there may be savings in insurance costs. The most recent meeting took place on Thursday, September 25.

For those interested in attending the October 1 workshop, Town Hall is located at 10720 Caribbean Blvd. Suite 220 in Cutler Bay. For more information, please contact Sandra Cuervo at 305-234-4262 or visit the town’s website at www.cutlerbay-fl.gov.

And by the way… Speaking of Town Hall, which is in the Cutler Bay Town Center there at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard, they still have some office space for lease in that big multistory building there behind Southland Mall. If you’re interested you can find the details at www.cutlerbaytowncenter.com.

New restaurant… Miami Grill, which is a re-branding of the original Miami Subs, opened in Cutler Bay the beginning of September with a crowd of folks eager to get their favorite sandwiches, gyros and seasoned fries again. It’s located at 118660 South Dixie Highway, on the west side of the street. Call them at 305-251-5816.

Don’t miss this! The Cutler Ridge Woman’s Club is having their Autumn Bunco Party on October 11th at 10:00 a.m., with lunch at noon. This is their charitable fundraiser, with door prizes, an auction table, bake sale, books, a treasure table and more. The cost is $17. Location is at Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200 Street. For reservations or questions please call Carol Ponzini at 305-233-3965.

Thought of the Day:

If we were meant to talk more than listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.
— Mark Twain

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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