Miami Lakes’ Neighborhood Improvement Committee (NIC) is inviting all Miami Lakes residents to participate in the 2014 Home Beautification Contest. The contest will recognize residents who take special care in maintaining their homes and landscaping. The contest will be held four times per year and the winners will be awarded with a $200 Home Depot gift card and a commemorative lawn sign to be placed in their front yard. The NIC...
  Miami Lakes Councilman Nelson Rodriguez has earned a distinction few local elected officials can claim. Rodriguez, who was elected to the Town Council in 2012, was recently inducted into the Miami-Dade County League of Cities (MDCLC) Board of Directors at the organization’s 60th annual installation gala at the Jungle Island in Miami. As part of his invitation to be inducted, Rodriguez, a Coral Gables firefighter, completed the...
  The Town of Miami Lakes released its Quarterly Performance Report, as city officials continue to improve how the town delivers municipal services to the satisfaction of area residents. To enhance the quality of services, the town has each department set realistic goals or targets, which they can work toward achieving, and implementing measures that will be of use for making major decisions. “Transparency in government is always...
Future Miami-Dade County bond referendums will contain a caveat to voters: Approving the bond item will raise your taxes. The Miami-Dade County Commission gave final approval to an ordinance sponsored by Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr. to include language in future bond measures specifying that the proposed bond would be “paid or secured by taxes derived from the assessed value of property in the County.” A two-thirds majority of...
  The Town of Miami Lakes and its planning consultant will hold two community workshops regarding the town’s Strategic and Comprehensive Plans. These plans will guide the next 10 years of the town’s future growth. Resident participation will help identify key issues and opportunities as the town develops a vision to keep Miami Lakes “Growing Beautifully.” Community workshops are scheduled as follows: Saturday,...
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