Town Council holds line on taxes; tentatively maintains 2.3518 millage

Community By David L. Snelling Friday, July 19, 2013

At the July , regular Miami Lakes Town Council meeting, lawmakers tentatively kept the existing 2.3518 rate for property taxes for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which is $2.3518 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The proposed rate, which is the same as the two previous years, is projected to generate about $5.6 million in property tax revenue for the proposed budget estimated at $14.8 million. The tax roll reflects a gross taxable value of...

Residents vent annexation concerns at Town Hall session

Community By David L. Snelling, The Miami Laker Staff Friday, July 5, 2013

On June 25, State Representative Manny Diaz Jr., and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr., hosted a town hall meeting in Miami Lakes at Royal Oaks Park Community Center to discuss issues affecting area residents and their experiences at the recent Legislative Session in Tallahassee.  Annexation was the gist of residents’ concerns after hearing rumors the town was mulling adding an unincorporated area north of the 6.5...

Voters approve charter amendment for all seats to At-Large

Community By David L. Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Friday, July 5, 2013

Future candidates can now run for any seat on the Miami Lakes Town Council no matter where they live. Local registered voters eliminated residential district council seats in favor of all at-large seats during a June 25 special mail-in ballot election, which drew a relatively low voter turnout.    According to the Miami-Dade Elections Department, among the 17,504 registered voters in the town, which encompasses 6.5...