17 prospective town managers have been selected for interviews

  Fourteen candidates and three alternates seeking the town manager’s position for Miami Lakes made the first round cut and will be interviewed over a two-day period for the Town Manager Selection Committee to narrow the list of applicants to seven by September. The ...

Residents face 'sticker shock' on cost of underground power lines

  After Hurricane Irma left a trail of damages in South Florida, Miami Lakes residents living in Lake Patricia and Lake Katharine were without power for 10 days since their neighborhoods have overhead power lines. They turned to the town’s elected voices about burying the ...

Dieguez wins unopposed; 4 run for 2 council seats

Dieguez wins unopposed; 4 run for 2 council seats
   One political neophyte seeking a seat on the Miami Lakes Town Council ran unopposed, while two other novices face off against two candidates who ran for office during the last two ...

Roberto Alonso Jr. receives appointment to serve on Miami-Dade Planning and Zoning Board

  Miami Lakes resident Roberto Alonso Jr. has been appointed by Miami-Dade County Commission chairman Esteban Bovo Jr. to serve as his representative on the Miami-Dade County Planning and Zoning Board. Alonso has been a lifetime resident of Miami Lakes and is the son of ...

PSN Library sets August 25 Citizenship Classes

  People seeking U.S. citizenship can get help at the Miami-Dade Library in Palm Springs North, which is located at 17601 N.W. 78 Avenue, Suite 111. On Saturday, August 25 at 10:30 a.m., the Hispanic Unity of Florida is hosting Realize Your Dream: Citizenship Classes designed to ...

Early voting for August primary at Mary Collins Center

  Miami Lakes residents can vote early for Miami-Dade County’s primary election on August 28 at the Miami Collins Community Center, 15151 N.W. 82 Avenue. According to Miami-Dade County’s Elections Department, registered voters can cast their ballots beginning Monday, ...

Residents invited to attend or view budget workshop and hearings

  The Town of Miami Lakes is preparing and finalizing its 2018-2019 budget. The agendas for each of the workshop and hearings may be viewed at www.miamilakes-fl.gov/agenda. Residents are invited to attend or view the workshop and hearings on the following schedule: Budget ...

Miami Lakes Branch Library schedules events

Miami Lakes Branch Library schedules events
  Miami Lakes Branch Library announced the following programs that are available for the public during August and early September: For Children and Families: Libraries Rock! Movies and ...

Town Council speaker clarifies his statement

  In the August 3 edition of The Miami Laker, in the story “Residents Pack Town Hall with Blasting Concerns,” public comment speaker Abel Fernandez indicated his remarks were inaccurate when he addressed the Town Council. He said he did research and discovered Miami ...

Clarification on Town receiving FEMA grant

  The award of a FEMA Flood Migitation Grant to the Town of Miami Lakes which was reported in the August 3 issue of The Miami Laker requires some clarifcation. In fact, the $1.462 million grant covers 100 percent of the amount requested by the Town  representating the ...

Town receives FEMA grant for drainage improvements

  Flood mitigation is a priority of the Town of Miami Lakes and is included in the Town’s Stormwater Master Plan and Strategic Plan. To mitigate localized flooding, the Town submitted a proposal to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FEMA) under the FEMA Flood ...

'Welcome Home Gwen' event attracted BGEC Civic students

'Welcome Home Gwen' event attracted BGEC Civic students
  While most kids are on summer break from school, the students from the Civic Engagement Academy (CEA) at Bob Graham Education Center (BGEC) spend their summer reading, researching and ...

Residents pack Town Hall with blasting concerns

  In 2000, the state stripped Miami-Dade County of its power to regulate the rock mining industry’s blasting near Miami Lakes, Palm Springs North, Miramar and Southwest Ranches in Broward County.  As a result, city officials and residents felt helpless as the blasting ...

2019 Food & Wine Festival tickets now on sale online

  Tickets for the Miami Lakes Food & Wine Festival are now available for purchase on Eventbrite.com. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Miami Lakes Optimist Park. The event will feature fine food, wine, and specialty beer provided by local restaurants and ...

'The Spot' has end of summer events for teens during August

  Miami Lakes Youth Center will be hosting several fun and exciting programs for middle and high school students at “The Spot” from 6 to 8 p.m. during August at 6075 Miami Lakes Drive. Friday, August 10 – Smash Bros. Battle Royale. The time has come to show your ...

Final call for two Town Pride contest entries

Final call for two Town Pride contest entries
  Miami Lakes residents are encouraged to show their love of Miami Lakes by participating in the two contests to promote civic pride as part of the I Heart Miami Lakes campaign including the ...

Business Tax renewal time

  The renewal period for the annual Miami Lakes Business Tax Receipt (BTR) has begun. In the Town’s continuing effort to assist the growing business community, it has created a “How To” video that provides business owners with the quick and easy steps to make ...

Council proclaims July 17 for Gastroschisis Awareness

Council proclaims July 17 for Gastroschisis Awareness
  Mayor Manny Cid and Miami Lakes council members presented a proclamation for Gastroschisis Awareness Day to the Delgado family during the July 17 council meeting. The Delgado’s ...

Elderly Affairs Committee plans senior events

  Miami Lakes Elderly Affairs Committee  (EAC) will host several educational, fun and exciting events for seniors in August. The EAC, in partnership with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr., will present Serving Our Seniors Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on ...

At the request of Miami-Dade Public School Board, a referendum for a tax hike to cover teacher raises will be on November ballot

  After recognizing that the Miami-Dade County Public School system is an A-rated school district for the first time and students are performing above the state’s rate, County Commissioners approved a resolution to propose a property tax increase on November’s ballot ...

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