Town Council honors former Commander Richard Amion

Community Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  After three years of demonstrating excellence in community policing and public service, Major Richard Amion is leaving the Town of Miami Lakes Police Department to work for Miami-Dade County Police Department’s Professional Compliance Bureau. Amion will most be remembered for reducing the town’s police budget while implementing several crime initiatives such as Operation Crime Free, Operation Safe Summer, and Operation...

Town Council recognizes award-winning Project Citizen

Education Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  Mayor Ceasar Mestre and the Town Council, along with Senator Rene Garcia, recognized the students of the Miami Lakes Middle School Law Magnet Studies program during the Council meeting on Tuesday, September 10. The students won the Division, State and National titles in the Project Citizen competition, most recently receiving the Superior Achievement at the national competition. Led by lead teacher Lisa DeYarza, Project Citizen is a...

Government Center receives LEED Gold

Community Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  The Town of Miami Lakes Government Center received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification and plaque on September 12 from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED certification is seen as a mark of achievement in green building as the U.S. Green Building Council uses the LEED certification system to rate a building’s sustainability. The certification process awards points in seven categories...

Farewell to old Miami Lakes Optimist Clubhouse

Community Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  Thirty-seven years of Miami Lakes Optimist Club history succumbed to an excavator in late August as the aging clubhouse was demolished to make way for a new state-of-the-art building to be constructed by the Town of Miami Lakes. Hurricane Wilma swept over the clubhouse in 2005 and it was deemed unrepairable. The new clubhouse and gymnasium is part of a master plan to renovate Miami Lakes Optimist Park.
  Florida League of Cities president P.C. Wu, who is also the Council president of the City of Pensacola, appointed Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Manny Cid as the vice chair of the League’s Growth Management and Economic Development Legislative Policy Committee. The committee addresses policies specific to municipal concerns with community redevelopment, economic development, special districts, foreclosures and affordable housing,...