Bob Graham (center), the former United States Senator, Florida Governor and State Senator, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Bar’s Government Lawyers Section at the Bar’s annual convention on June 27 in Orlando. Graham is flanked by section chair Barbara C. Wingo, and Morgan R. Rood, chair of the section’s Lifetime Achievement Award Committee.
  Miami-Dade Elections Department announced early voting for the August 26 primary election will be available at the Mary Collins Community Center in Miami Lakes Park West, 15100 N.W. 82 Avenue. This will be the first time that early voting will be held at the center. In previous years, early voting was held at the Miami Lakes Branch Library. Early voting will be available from Monday, August 11, through Sunday, August 24. Voting hours...

Town holds line on tax rate; budget hearings in September

Community By The Miami Laker staff Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  Miami Lakes appears to be in good financial shape for the next fiscal year, as the town is proposing to hold the line on the property tax rate, while generating enough revenues to resume rendering quality services and a surplus to keep the municipality running efficiently. But residents may pay a slight tax increase because their property values grew last year. Last month, the mayor and councilmembers preliminarily approved to keep...
  The Town of Miami Lakes is honoring the 150th anniversary of the nation’s motto “In God We Trust” by joining about 339 cities across America as an act of patriotism, and not for religious reasons. During a July 22 special meeting, the Town Council acted as the Committee of the Whole to approve Vice Mayor Manny Cid’s recommendation for Miami Lakes to commemorate the country’s milestone by sponsoring a...
  In recognition of Lake Quality Awareness Month, Miami Lakes’ Neighborhood Improvement Committee (NIC) will hold a kickoff event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, at Graham Park/Meadow Walk Park, 6800 N.W. Meadow Walk.  Residents are encouraged to bring their family, friends and neighbors to enjoy an educational event in one of the town’s best parks, and learn about one of Miami Lakes’ most important treasures....
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