Council honors Myriam Nieves as Officer of the Quarter

Government Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  Miami Lakes Police Officer Myriam Nieves was named Officer of the Quarter during the October 8 Town Council meeting. She was honored for her passion for investigations, astute powers of observation, and diligent efforts in apprehending several criminal subjects. “We are very happy to have her in our community and happy to count on her as being one of our own,” said then-Mayor Ceasar Mestre. Joining in the presentation were...

Station Scene: Texting and driving now illegal

Community By Cristina Armand, Special to the Laker Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Texting and Driving is Now Illegal in Florida. Distracted driving has happened to all of us. It can range from reading a text message while stopped at a red light, to trying to eat lunch on the go between meetings. Today, more than ever, there are many ways one can get distracted while on the road. We live in a world where we are expected to always be available and get back to people immediately. Many people cannot disconnect while behind...

Council approves final budget keeping low tax rate

Community By David L. Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Friday, October 4, 2013

  Lawmakers for the Town of Miami Lakes gave their final approval for keeping the same rate for property taxes for 2013-2014 and adopted a $15.3 million budget to upgrade public works projects and beautification, and focus more on education after councilmembers learned two perennial A schools could be in jeopardy of losing their mark and state funding.  At last week’s final budget hearing, councilmembers unanimously approved...

Government Center nominated for LEED honor

Community Friday, October 4, 2013

  On September 21, the U.S. Green Building Council held its annual event to recognize and honor outstanding projects, inspirational businesses, dedicated individuals, and instrumental South Florida Chapter members who are LEEDing the way to a more sustainably-built environment in the South Florida community. With 17 awards distributed and over 75 applicants in total, the best of the best in LEED Certified Buildings in South Florida were...

Town Seal presented to Sen. Rene Garcia

Community Friday, October 4, 2013

  Senator Rene Garcia was presented with the Town of Miami Lakes Seal during his visit to Town Hall in late September. The entire council, along with Manager Alex Rey, provided Garcia with a tour of the newly designated LEED Gold Certified Government Center. Pictured (from left) Councilmembers Tim Daubert, Tony Lama, Nelson Hernandez, Garcia, Mayor Ceasar Mestre, Councilmember Nelson Rodriguez, Vice Mayor Manny Cid, and Rey.