Town Manager Edward Pidermann joins Greater Miami Expressway board

Government By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, July 18, 2024

     Miami Lakes Town Manager Edward Pidermann has joined the governing board of the Greater Miami Expressway Agency.      The Miami-Dade Transportation Organization appointed him to the body on June 27.      Pidermann joins Torey Alston, executive director, and other board members including: --Stacy L. Miller, District Six secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation, a district...

Council caps millage at last year’s rate

Government By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, July 18, 2024

     The Town of Miami Lakes voted to cap the millage rate at 2.0732 for the 2024-2025 fiscal year.      That rate, if not reduced further during two budget hearings in September, would mean a tax levy of $2.07 per $1,000 of assessed property, the council decided at its July 9 meeting.       The rate is flat, or the same as last fiscal year when the council chose the rollback rate. But a...

Fourth of July bash -- with music, fireworks and fun -- draws crowd to Veterans Park

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, July 18, 2024

    The Miami Lakes Fourth of July celebration had all the ingredients for a fun party: Perfect weather, live music, food trucks and fireworks.      An estimated 9,000 people came to Veterans Park to mark the country’s independence.      The crowd was well-behaved and there were no incidents, according to Miami-Dade Police’s Miami Lakes Division.      Organized by the...

‘Cafecito con Rene’ at Holiday Bakery

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, July 3, 2024

    Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sen. René Garcia held one of his “Cafecito con René” gatherings at Holiday Bakery in Miami Lakes.      It was standing room only on June 11 at the store in the Cypress Village Shopping Center.       Garcia was running for re-election for Commission District 13 and won his race in the primary after an opponent did not file the proper...

‘Tico Casamayor Day’ at Miami Lakes Town Hall

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, July 3, 2024

    It was a Tico Casamayor Takeover of Town Hall on May 14.       The Miami Lakes town council honored him for his extensive volunteering for causes that include boosting business and helping elders and veterans.       Mayor Manny Cid described him as “someone who makes people feel important, good and loved…[he] has made people’s dreams come true.”   ...
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