Swearing-in ceremony set for Thursday, November 6

Government Thursday, October 16, 2014

  The Town of Miami Lakes will host a Swearing-in Ceremony of the newly elected Town Council members at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 6. The event will be held at the Government Center, 6601 Main Street, with a reception following the ceremony. Incumbent Councilmembers Tim Daubert and Frank Mingo were elected without opposition. Councilmember Ceasar Mestre is facing challenger Xiomara Pazos in the November 4 general election.

Three town charter amendments on Nov. 4 ballot

Government By David L. Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Thursday, October 16, 2014

  On November 5, Miami Lakes voters will cast ballots on two town charter amendments and a non-binding straw ballot measure that call for residents to decide whether the town should consider future annexation plans through a referendum, resume pursuing the town independent town-wide zip code and allowing councilmembers to appoint residents to the city’s committees instead of the mayor. Vice Mayor Manny Cid and Councilmembers Frank...
  Bob Graham Education Center student Kaylen Grass and her Social Studies teacher, Ingy Cruz, traveled to Washington D.C., as a part of a program that celebrates National Constitution Day. Each year on September 17, the nation celebrates the occasion when schools receive federal funding and federal agencies provide education about the U.S. Constitution. The event across the country includes student-led readings, political panels, tours...

Lien amnesty program now underway

Community Monday, October 6, 2014

  Town of Miami Lakes now offers a Code Enforcement Lien Amnesty Program as an incentive to property owners with outstanding liens to bring their property into compliance, and become eligible for as much as an 85 percent reduction in the amount owed on their lien. Both residential and commercial property owners are eligible to apply. The application period started October 1, and runs to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015. The deadline...

Town hosts Candidate Forum on October 8

Government Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  A Candidate Forum for the November 4 General Election will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 8, at Miami Lakes Government Center, 6601 Main Street. Town Council Seats 2, 4 and 6 are up for reelection. Councilmembers Tim Daubert (Seat 2) and Frank Mingo (Seat 4) may attend the Forum but will not be participating as they are unopposed for their Council seats and are elected to a four-year term. Councilmember Ceasar Mestre,...