On October 30th, Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Manny Cid and Councilmembers Ceasar Mestre and Tony Lama participated in the Principal for the Day event at local Miami Lakes' schools.  Principal for the Day is an annual tradition that engages business and community leaders as principals for a day in an effort to build long-term partnerships that benefit both the students and the community.  Cid served as Principal for the Day at Bob...

Residents asked to weigh in on lower speed limits

Community Monday, November 10, 2014

  Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Manny Cid is hoping his town will join New York City in mandating a 25 miles per hour speed limit on residential streets. Lawmakers in the Big Apple approved the lower speed limit that takes effect on November 7. “I have received many emails from residents concerned with speeding on residential roads,” said Cid. “My collegues and I have been working on reducing the residential speed limit from...

Summary of Town Council actions taken in October

Government Monday, November 10, 2014

  Summary of actions taken at the October 28 regular Miami Lakes Town Council meeting: • Councilmembers gave their final approval for an ordinance that was intended to adopt two new fees for building and zoning issues for residents. The new measure initially increased the minimum residential permit fee from $84 to $100, but a motion was made to eliminate the increase and approved on a 6-1 vote, with Mayor Wayne Slaton dissenting....

Town plans to develop leased parcel for a dog park

Community Wednesday, November 5, 2014

   In the town’s effort to build a dog park, Miami Lakes has secured a lease for a FDOT parcel, located at the south end of N.W. 77 Court, which is suitable for dog activities. Town Manager Alex Rey said the site is adjacent to future proposed trail facilities.  Dog parks provide the opportunity for dogs to get vital exercise and socialization they need, which are two major factors in reducing behavior issues. Rey said...

Outdoor dining Town Hall meeting set for Nov. 10

Business Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  Town of Miami Lakes will host a Town Hall meeting at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 10, in the Council Chambers at 6601 Main Street. An initiative by Councilmember Tony Lama, proposed at the October 14 Council meeting, provides local restaurants an opportunity to both learn what regulations are currently in place, and also allow them to voice their opinions and concerns on how the Town can better facilitate outdoor dining. “I made a...
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