After being denied his request to the U.S. Postal Service for an independent Zip Code for Miami Lakes, Vice Mayor Manny Cid offered an alternative proposal at the January 14 council meeting. Cid requested town staff to study the feasibility of Miami Lakes postage revenue being split between USPS and the town so that Miami Lakes could set up and pay for its own mail distribution system through a Contract Delivery Service approved by...
  The Beacon Council recently launched a website aiming to help commercial brokers and realtors to market their available properties. The website, www.Miamidadesites.com, offers a database of vacant commercial properties and buildings now for sale or lease. The website provides data on demographics, consumer spending trends, and labor force statistics which are key indicators for businesses when looking to relocate or expand. The Town...

A look back at some of the major headlines of 2013

Community By The Miami Laker staff Wednesday, January 1, 2014

  From politics to scholastic awards to major public works projects, many stories made headlines in Miami Lakes during 2013. The following is a brief recap of some of the top stories: Wayne Slaton returns as mayor for the town of Miami Lakes, winning a special election in October to replace suspended mayor Michael Pizzi, who was arrested on public corruption charges. Slaton, the catalyst for the incorporation movement, served as the...
  Miami Lakes is seeking resident input as the town develops the Strategic and Comprehensive Plans. These plans will guide the next 10 years of the town’s growth. Resident participation will help identify key issues and opportunities as the town develops a vision to keep Miami Lakes “Growing Beautifully.” All participants will be entered into a raffle and eligible to win up to $200 in Visa gift cards. To complete the...
  Miami Lakes has added a dynamic mapping tool to the town’s website which identifies the boundaries of homeowner’s associations (HOAs) in Miami Lakes. Users will be able to click on the area of interest and obtain contact information for each HOA and, where available, links to their governing documents or restrictive convenants. Visit www.miamilakes-fl.gov/HOA to view its capabilities. Councilmember Tony Lama and former...
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