Traffic was a hot topic during Tuesday’s Town Council meeting in Miami Lakes, as the council spent about an hour talking about it, and passed several items pertaining to traffic flow. The meeting, which ran past midnight, also included a budget amendment and a discussion about the Charter Revision Commission.
THE MAIN ITEM
The council passed five new business items pertaining to traffic within the town, with the intention of studying traffic flow.
These items include doing making traffic a top priority over the next 11 months, directing the town manager to assign a point person for traffic issues and asking the town to gather plans to alleviate traffic on the Palmetto.
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“This is absolutely a critical issue that we need to focus on,” said Councilman Tony Lama, one of the sponsors of the traffic-related items. “It’s impacting our quality of life.”
▪ Budget Balancing: The town passed an ordinance on second reading that amends the town’s budget for the current fiscal year.
Changes include setting aside an additional $30,000 to pay legal fees to the Lydecker Diaz law firm for defending the town against lawsuits filed by Mayor Michael Pizzi. The move raises the budget for the firm to about $70,000.
THE NEXT MEETING
▪ When: March 1.
▪ Where: Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St.