Preview of May 1 Miami Lakes Town Council meeting

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 0 Comments

 

The Miami Lakes Town Council held its May 1 regular meeting, where lawmakers were expected to approve two ordinance and a host of resolutions including business contracts.

• Lawmakers were expected to give their initial approval for an ordinance to create a provision in the town’s code for proper paint colors for commercial and industrial buildings.

The ordinance stems from Councilmember Marilyn Ruano’s proposal to address standards for architectural and designs for commercial buildings, where some structures can be painted different colors such as hot pink, purple and lime green.  

The Town’s Planning and Zoning Board passed an ordinance in April for the town to create a color palette for the buildings to reflect the city’s code for architectural designs and painting of structures.

• Council members were expected to give their initial approval for an ordinance for the One-for-One Policy, which would delete obsolete provisions of the town’s code when a new regulation is adopted to eliminate the requirement of 12 copies of plans subject to a site plan public hearing as a companion item to the color regulations on business, industrial and commercial areas.

• Lawmakers were expected to approve a resolution which authorizes a project to be added to the town’s Transportation Master Plan and to provide funding through the budget to extend the westbound outer left turn lane  on N.W. 154 Street by 180 feet approaching N.W. 77 Avenue to provide for more queuing capacity for southbound Palmetto traffic and throughput capacity for westbound traffic.

The project is expected to cost $350,000.

• Council members were expected to approve a resolution which authorizes the Town Manager to execute two contracts for grounds maintenance services for Miami Lakes Optimist and Royal Oaks parks.

The town awarded the three-year contracts to Brightview Landscape and Green Source Landscape and Sports Turf for a total of $738,970 a year.

• Council members were expected to approve a resolution which instructs the Town Manager to apply for an FDOT County Incentive Grant Program for the N.W. 59 Avenue Roadway Extension and Redevelopment project for $4 million.

Council members also approved a resolution to support the county’s donation of the property located at 6100 N.W. 153rd Street, to Miami Lakes as part of the project. 

• Council members were expected to approve a resolution for a proposed charter amendment to extend council members’ term limits from 8 to 12.

The amendment will be placed on the November ballot. 

• Council members were expected to approve a resolution that authorizes a work order to R.J. Bear and Company for construction engineering and inspections services for the town’s Safe Routes to School program for Miami Lakeway North/South Project in an amount not to exceed $80,000.

• Council members were expected to authorize the Town Manager to piggyback off Pembroke Pine’s contract with FPL Security Services in amount not to exceed budgeted funds to purchase security guard services for the town’s special taxing districts. The contract calls for Miami Lakes to spend about $800,000 a year for the services.


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