Vice Mayor Cid checks out solar panels on Ikea roof

Government Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Manny Cid recently climbed atop the roof at IKEA’s first store in Miami-Dade County. His IKEA tour primarily focused on the store’s 178,000 square feet of solar panels on the rooftop. Cid said he would like to bring solar panel technology to Miami Lakes’ government buildings. “Renewable and alternative sources of energy, such as solar, will continue to become a bigger part of our overall...

Mayor Carlos Gimenez removes CCM golf course from budget cuts

Government By David Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez rescinded a proposal to shut down one of the two 18-hole golf courses at Country Club of Miami, to the delight of residents who have been fighting to keep its status quo as opposed to converting the massive green space fairway to a leisure area for foot golf. Gimenez made the announcement last month when he presented a significantly improved spending plan during a series of budget town hall meetings,...

New Veterans Memorial unveiled at Town Hall

Government Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  After a years of planning, the Town of Miami Lakes is finally set to unveil its new Veterans Memorial located in the facade of the Government Center building where the monument will pay homage to residents who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.   Residents are invited to attend the free historic event scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, at 6601 Main Street.  The town’s Veterans Committee will conduct the...

Budget workshop focuses on revenue deficits

Government By David Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  The town of Miami Lakes commences the 2014-2015 fiscal year with a $1 million budget deficit caused by a reduction in franchise and utilities revenues and increased public safety costs conceivably scaling back on some of its original plans for beautification and parks and recreation, among other municipal services. Lawmakers chose to keep the 2.3581 tax rate which would generate $5.7 million in property tax revenues, but a $400,000...

 

More than 50 seniors took advantage of a special opportunity to register for the Golden Passport EASY Card on August 6 at Town Hall in Miami Lakes. The EASY Card allows senior citizens, 65 years and over, to ride free on county buses, Metrorail and Metromover. Representatives from Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr.’s office and Miami Dade Transit assisted seniors with their applications.
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