Council approves parking fee plan to allow new business in Town Center

Community By The Miami Laker staff Monday, June 23, 2014

  At the June 10 Miami Lakes Town Council regular meeting, lawmakers approved a resolution to establish a per space fee for the “Payment-in-lieu of Parking Program” at $1,047.17, plus yearly reimbursements to the town for the cost of litter control for each improved on-street parking space. In February, the Town Council passed an ordinance to set up the parking program within the Town Center area to create more available...

Town's Comprehensive Plan addresses needs for projected 2020 population of 33,185

Community By David Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  By 2020, Miami Lakes must find a way to accommodate 28,716 residents by adding housing, parks, commercial buildings, office spaces and transportation upgrades to meet the needs for the town’s growing population, which could increase to 36,295 people by 2025. Based on the population projections, Miami Lakes, which encompasses 6.5 square miles, would no longer be called a small town. According to the town’s new comprehensive...

Graham Educational Exhibit dedicated at Miami High

Education By Nancy L. Stander, Educator, Special to The Miami Laker Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  After dedicating the Bob Graham Living Educational Exhibit at Bob Graham Education Center in 2001, the Graham family, coupled with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, decided it would be only fitting to have another such exhibit at Miami Senior High School. Senator Graham graduated from that school, as did all of his siblings. I was honored to be asked by both the Graham family and Dr. Marcos Moran (M-DCPS), to once again head up the...

Council approves contract for Optimist Clubhouse

Community Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  The following actions were taken during the June 10 regular Miami Lakes Town Council meeting: • Lawmakers authorized the town manager to award a contract in the amount of $1.8 million to ABC Construction Company to build a new clubhouse for the Miami Lakes Optimist Club at Miami Lakes Optimist Park. The contract amount includes ABC’s proposal amount of $1.5 million in addition to a contingency amount of $303,000 to cover...
  Local musician, volunteer and activist Sean Gould will be presented a special certificate of appreciation for his work to clean up North Miami and Hialeah on Tuesday, May 20 at 8:30 a.m. at the Stephen P. Clark Center, in the Board of County Commissioners Chamber, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street in Miami.  Gould launched his "Birdman’s Trash Initiative" on January 1, 2014 with the personal goal of...
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