Sports Hall of Fame Committee chooses class for Dec. 10 ceremony

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, November 16, 2022

     The public is invited to celebrate the fifth class to be inducted to the Miami Lakes Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony to be held Dec. 10.      The event will honor athletes and those who have coached or mentored youth sports, who have ties to town.      The new class members are the late Charlie DeLucca, Sr., a youth golf ambassador and children’s advocate; retired NBA point...

Council renews town manager's contract

Government By Alexandra Herrera and Linda Trischitta Wednesday, November 16, 2022

      Miami Lakes Town Manager Edward Pidermann got a raise and a new contract.      The town council voted to extend Pidermann’s contract through Feb. 2027 during its Nov. 1 meeting, and to increase his salary to $215,000. He’ll also be eligible for performance-related bonuses.      “I am honored and appreciative of those who supported me,” Pidermann said after the...

Miami Lakes Employee of the Year

Government By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, November 16, 2022

     Miami Lakes town employees chose Budget Officer Melissa Hernandez as Employee of the Year for 2022.       “What can I say but thank you,” Hernandez said when she was honored with a plaque during the Nov. 1 council meeting. “I’m so thankful for this and I’m so appreciative to my colleagues.”      Town Manager Edward Pidermann said Hernandez was the...

Two incumbents retain council seats and newcomer wins, too

Government By Alexandra Herrera and Linda Trischitta Wednesday, November 16, 2022

     Miami Lakes voters returned incumbent councilmen Carlos O. Alvarez and Josh Dieguez to the dais on election night and chose Ray Garcia, who lost the last election but campaigned hard to win over residents this time.      On Nov. 28, the councilmen will be sworn in at town hall at 6 p.m. After the ceremony, a special call meeting will begin at 7 p.m. for the council to choose the new vice...

Voters defeat $19.5 million bond referendum for Miami Lakes Optimist Park

Government By Linda Trischitta, Editor Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Miami Lakes voters on Tuesday night defeated a municipal bond proposal to fund $19.5 million worth of improvements in Optimist Park, the verdict after a series of passionate arguments that galvanized residents and elected officials for the last six months. About 55% of voters in Miami Lakes cast a ballot on the bond issue; of the 20,906 residents who are registered to vote, 11,478 cast votes, with 6,819 against compared to 41% (4,659) for...
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