Annual State of the Village Address scheduled Oct. 23

Palmetto Bay’s 11th annual State of the V i l l a g e Address will be presented by Mayor Shelley Stanczyk on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The theme is “Charting a new course.”

As it was last year, the address will take place in the Council Chambers at Palmetto Bay Municipal Center (Village Hall), 9705 E. Hibiscus St. The event begins at 6 p.m. and light refreshments will be available. The speech will begin at 7 p.m. and is expected to touch on what’s ahead in the coming year, especially now that the Palmer Trinity School issue apparently has been settled.

This is the second year that the annual address will be presented at Village Hall instead of at Palmetto Bay Village Center.

The mayor said that she thinks the annual address is a significant event for residents and the council since it provides a chance to not only look ahead but also reflect on what has been done so far.

“I look forward to the State of the Village each year for many reasons,” Mayor Stanczyk said. “I view this as a wonderful opportunity to report on the progress that our still young village has made over the past year. Each year since incorporation we have made strides in providing services to our residents.

“While it is an opportunity to forecast an agenda for the coming year I believe it also provides talking points for a conversation with residents on their views about our progress and what they would like to see in the future. We incorporated to provide better local services and we continue to improve them each year. The State of the Village message is a stepping off point to a conversation with our residents about what has been accomplished and what they see for the future of Palmetto Bay.”

The event is open free to the public, but village staff asks that if you plan to attend you RSVP by calling 305- 259-1234. The State of the Village Address also can be viewed on the village’s cable channel, WBAY, or via the Internet on the village website at <www.palmettobayfl. gov>, where live streaming video of the event will be available at the time or in the archive later.

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