Updated: Nov 6, 2020
Vol 1, No. 48 November 4, 2020
Just in case you misplaced the postcard, this is a reminder: the Farmers' Market will be open for the first of many Saturdays on November 7. Come any time between 9 am and 2 pm. 15 vendors will be located in the shade on one side of the Library's parking lot. Come, get fresh produce and meet your neighbors.
The postcard failed to mention that FreeBee is not up and running at
this time. It is hoped that all will be set to start in the week before Thanksgiving. Please let others know that
Go Connect is available now, but FreeBee is not yet.
There were two South Miami Charter amendments on the Election day ballot. One passed and one failed. 72% of South Miami's 8,387 registered voters voted in this election. 51% of them did not want the requirement of a unanimous Commission vote on some zoning changes to become a super majority. That is, it will still take five out of five Commission votes to change zoning in the residential areas of South Miami. The other Charter change passed with 66% of the votes. As a result, the next election for Mayor and two Commissioners will be in November 2022, rather than in February 2022. It also means that the current Commission will have its term extended for nine months.
BOARDS, COMMITTEES and GROUPS
South Miami, as part of its governing structure, has a number of resident and citizen committees which help ... a lot! More than half of these 22 bodies are inactive. Many of the active ones have vacancies. By going to the City's website at https://www.southmiamifl.gov/103/Boards-Committees, people can see what the committees are and, by searching long enough, where there are vacancies. However, if there is a committee or board you would like to be part of, knowing your interest would be very helpful to filling these vacancies - now or later. Please fill out the Board Application form which can be downloaded from https://www.southmiamifl.gov/421/City-Forms and deliver it with your resume to the City Clerk.
A virtual public information meeting about the proposed Ludlam Trail Corridor is scheduled for Thursday, November 19th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The LUDLAM TRAIL will be a 5.6-mile, iconic greenway with paths for biking, walking, and running, connecting the heart of Miami-Dade. The trail will link schools, parks, transit, homes, workplaces and spots to shop & dine. The land was recently purchased by Miami-Dade County; a Project Development & Environment study and design of the trail are now underway. Stretching north-south from Robert King High Park to Downtown Kendall, this trail will form part of the “Miami Loop” in the county’s network of bikeways, along with the Underline.
Many have wondered what was happening, if anything.
Now is your chance to find out. The more - and the more positive - participation on November 19th, the better for the project.
Be sure to register for this event by calling 305-755-7848 or by clicking on: miamidade.gov/ludlamtrail.
Donated canned goods, frozen turkeys and other holiday meal fixings. Limited supplies available – first reserved, first served.
Donations are have been received from Girl Scout Troop 252 and from Interval International.
Keep healthy, stay safe!
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