Com. Bovo, Beacon Council host Small Business forum

Business Thursday, February 6, 2014

  On Tuesday, February 25, the Town of Miami Lakes will host the Beacon Council and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr. for a small business workshop. The free event, open to new and existing businesses, will be held at Miami Lakes Government Center, 6601 Main Street, from 7:45 to 10 a.m. Aimed at promoting economic development, the workshop will feature such topics as Building a Business Plan, Accessing Financial Resources,...
  Magaly Rubio of Coldwell Banker Residental Real Estate in the new president of the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce. She received the gavel from outgoing president Carmen Elias-Levenson at the organization’s January luncheon meeting at Shula’s Hotel on Main Street.

Review of Council actions taken at Jan. 14 meeting

Community Thursday, February 6, 2014

  At the January 14 Miami Lakes regular Town Council meeting, lawmakers took the following actions: • On second reading, councilmembers approved an ordinance to correct a situation where a zoning requirement to screen rooftop air conditioning equipment on townhouse properties inadvertently requires installation of a new roof or substantial roof alterations. Also on second reading, lawmakers approved a measure that would allow the...

Voters to see tax consequences on future county bonds

Community Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  Future Miami-Dade County bond referendums will contain a caveat to voters: Approving the bond item will raise your taxes. The Miami-Dade County Commission gave final approval to an ordinance sponsored by Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr. to include language in future bond measures specifying that the proposed bond would be “paid or secured by taxes derived from the assessed value of property in the County.” A two-thirds...

Review of agenda items at Council's meeting

Community By David L. Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Wednesday, January 22, 2014

  To enhance on-street parking spaces and a pedestrian ambiance in the Town Center Downtown area, the Town of Miami Lakes is proposing a pay  per-space fee for landowners and business owners in exchange for including additional parking spaces in its required parking zone. At the January 14 regular Town Council meeting, lawmakers, on first reading, were expected to vote for an ordinance which would establish a payment in lieu of...