HOA General Membership Meeting 2019

The Skylake Highland Lakes Area HOA will be holding a general membership meeting on Wednesday, June 26th at Highland Oaks Park building at 7 PM. We are expecting many of our local government officials to attend including representatives from Miami-Dade Police, Kent Security, Commissioner Heyman’s office, State Senator Pizzo’s office and State Rep. Watson’s office among others.

We will also have Miami Dade code enforcement, Miami Dade Special Taxing District and a county representative discussing Airbnb’s. Gate pass applications will be available for those who need them from the Special Taxing District.

If you haven’t already paid your 2019 dues, or are not yet a member, we will be accepting applications at the meeting. Please help spread the word about this meeting to your friends and neighbors who might not be on social media.

LED Conversion Street Lighting Special Taxing Districts

LED Conversion Street Lighting In Special Taxing Districts

Miami Dade County is committed to a brighter future for our area! Together with FPL, they are working to brighten up our streets for those evening strolls with new LED lighting.

The Special Assessment Districts Division has partnered with Florida Power & Light to convert special taxing lighting districts current street lights to equivalent LED energy efficient street lights. The conversion to LED lights offers many advantages.

LED lights are more energy efficient providing a reduction in energy usage and are more dependable lowering maintenance costs. They have a higher color rendering index which makes it easier to differentiate colors at night and are more directional, which reduces light pollution. The conversion of 903 special taxing lighting districts throughout Miami-Dade County will be done in four phases and is expected to be completed by 2021 or sooner.

Below please find the special tax lighting districts within Commission District 4 that FPL has informed us they are working on converting to LED.

L-0016 Enchanted Lake
L-0027 Sky Lake
L-0042 Highland Sparling
L-0047 Sabal Palm

For more information, contact the Special Assessment District Division at (305-375-2702) or by email at stdp@miamidade.gov; also, you can go to miamidade.gov/parks/assessment-districts.asp.

Change in Leadership at the SkyHigh HOA

Breaking News: Change In Leadership at the SkyHigh HOA

Dearest Neighbors and HOA Members,

We are sad to announce the resignation of Mr. Steve Parkins from his position as HOA President. Mr. Parkins has accepted an exciting job offer which will take him and his family out of state. We thank Mr. Parkins for his service and wish him all the best.

By unanimous vote, Rick Schermer, former Chairperson of the Security & CERT Committee, has been elected as President for the remainder of the calendar year. Mr. Schermer has been involved with the HOA for five years and has been an invaluable member bringing with him vast knowledge in leadership.

Board member Pablo Barreiro, Co-Chairperson of the Security & CERT Committee will now assume the Chairperson position.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Schermer on his election, Mr. Parkins on his new adventures, and Mr. Barreiro in his new position.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming general membership meeting on June 26th, 2019 at 7PM at the Highland Oaks Park building.

On behalf of the SkyHigh HOA,
Erica Chao
Communications Chair

Slow Down! Speed Hump Installations Start April 27th in Highland Lakes.

For years, the residents have been asking for traffic dampening measures. We’ve been asking for a way to discourage through traffic routed from Ives Dairy. We’ve been asking for a way to slow the speeders endangering our children. We’ve been asking for a way to reduce Stop sign runners.

Beginning April 27th, speed humps will be installed in the locations on the map below. These locations were chosen by a team of county engineers following in-depth analysis. It will take approximately four weeks to complete.

We know that many of you will rejoice. We also know that some of you will not be pleased. We have been told that the design being used are low humps (vs. Bumps) and will have no impact on a vehicle’s suspension if traversed at a slow rate of speed–which is the whole point.

Once again, we’d like to thank all the volunteers of the HOA and Commissioner Sally Heyman who made this possible.

Work Zone Starting June 2nd – NE 26th Ave & NE 209th Ter

There will be a widening of NE 26th Avenue at NE 209th street to mitigate the traffic congestion at the Highland Lakes back gate caused by Aventura Waterways school. Work begins the weekend of June 2nd.

This is another accomplishment of your Sky Lake-Highland Lakes Area HOA brought to you by the incessant efforts of board member, Bill Clayton.

Bill’s perseverance in the face of county bureaucracy is a wonder to behold. This traffic improvement is just the latest of his successes, on behalf of your Area HOA Traffic and Infrastructure Committee.

Thank you Bill!

Two Community Security Meetings In April – Allow Us To Address Your Concerns!

The Sky Lake Highland Lakes HOA Security Committee will be holding two neighborhood security meetings. 

  • The first meeting, which is for residents south of Ives Dairy Road, will take place Tuesday April 2nd from 6:30-8:30 PM at Highland Oaks Park.  
  • The second meeting, which is for residents north of Ives Dairy Road, is scheduled for Wednesday April 10 6:30-8:30 PM at Highland Oaks Park as well. 

The focus of these meetings is to discuss each areas unique challenges and concerns and come up with possible solutions. 

Representatives from Miami-Dade Police and Kent Security will attend both meetings, and Trooper Sanchez from FHP is expected to attend the south of Ives meeting to discuss the Oak Forest Roving District.

Please feel free to pass this information onto your friends and neighbors who might not be on social media or aware of our website.