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One of Miami’s Community Newspapers _______________________________________ Supporting local businesses since 1958 Palmetto Bay APRIL 21 - 27, 2009 _____________________________________ ______________________________ Fire station zoning approved by council BY BILL KRESS Palmetto Bay he Village Council (PBVC) on Apr. 13 approved zoning to allow a fire station to be located at the north end of the Palmetto Bay Village Center, 17777 Old Cutler Rd. The station will be a two-story, 13,000square-foot concrete-block structure designed to accommodate three bays, 12 firefighters/paramedics at a cost of $3.5 million. It will be the permanent home for Engine 62 and will provide increased life-safety support to surrounding residents. “This is an outstanding improvement for the life and safety of area residents,” said Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn. “The construction of this fire station has long been the goal of the village, as considered and determined by our Fire Rescue Advisory Committee during the early years of village incorporation.” The approval of this site represents an end to a healthy debate over location of a fire station, Flinn noted. The council previously had denied a site in the far south end of the village wherein the proposed station would have required a class one DERM permit due to it being located in a wetland area. “The village council remains opposed to any development in any wetlands area,” Flinn said. “The north location is the most logical location and it was important for us to work hard to ensure that it best serves area residents and effectively serves the eastern area residents of Palmetto Bay and northern Cutler Bay community. “It is a great day for Palmetto Bay, and I look forward to construction and the eventual ribbon cutting and operation of this great addition to the infrastruc- T Palmetto Bay proclaims April ‘Water Conservation Month’ Village continues Earth Week celebration through Apr. 25 BY BILL KRESS arth Day comes once a year, on Apr. 22, but in Palmetto Bay, the village celebrates longer. In honor of our home planet, the Village of Palmetto Bay is hosting its second annual Earth Week through Apr. 25, concluding on that day with a bike ride along Old Cutler Road and inside the Deering Estate. “By appreciating the Earth and by knowing how it is changing, we can make responsible life decisions,” said Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene P. Flinn. “I feel it is appropriate to honor this day, and am proud to announce that E The Village of Palmetto Bay, together with the South Florida Management District (SFWMD), remains concerned with saving Florida’s precious water resources. Ed Hernandez, SFWMD executive director, (far right) was present at a recent council meeting to accept a proclamation wherein Palmetto Bay expressed its commitment to encourage all residents and businesses to become more aware of the need to conserve water. Visit <> for information on how to save water. Pictured (l-r) are Vice Mayor Brian W. Pariser, Councilmember Howard J. Tendrich, Councilmember Ed Feller, Councilmember Shelley Stanczyk, Mayor Eugene Flinn, and Ed Hernandez. –––––––– See EARTH WEEK, page 4 PALMETTO BAY DEALS POWERED BY: HOMEXPERTS 305.381.8628 << FOR SALE 33157 3/2 - 1,667 sq-ft. $200,000 ture of our community,” Flinn added. The mayor also extended his gratitude to Miami-Dade County and MiamiDade Fire Rescue (MDFR) officials for working with Palmetto Bay on locating this station. Next step for MDFR is closing on pur- chase of the property, expected in June. MDFR officials advised that this station’s design will be consistent with that of the library, and this building will incorporate environmentally friendly design and construction. This station may be LEED silver certified. 40% below value FOR RENT>> 33157 4/2 – 3,099 sq-ft. $3,000/mo Based on Info from SEFML as of 4-14-09. Details and more undervalued homes at:

Palmetto Bay News, April 21, 2009 Edition - Local, Education News - Miami

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