Short Term Rentals – Message from the HOA President

While our community has numerous short term rental listings, with most owners and renters abiding by the Miami Dade County regulations, some of these rentals are operating outside the guidelines and are severely impacting the quality of life for the surrounding neighbors. As of late, there have been numerous complaints regarding properties being rented throughout the area.

The HOA has tried to work with numerous county agencies to remedy this situation, but the response has not been as effective as it needs to be.

As a result of our conversations, we are recommending the following guidelines as a multi-faceted approach. The commissioners’ office has stated that it will assist in addressing these concerns. We are recommending that all correspondence be copied to Commissioner Heyman’s office at

Report any complaint to code enforcement listing all the issues. We recommend that you do this via email at You can also download the Miami Dade County 311Direct app and do this via your phone. When reporting your complaint via the app, it gives you the ability to attach photos showing excess cars, trash, or any other issues. This ensures a documented record of your complaint. We are also recommending that you copy your email to She is the point person from code compliance who will address these rental issues.

If a rental unit is registered with the county it should have a Certificate of Use (C/U)  posted on the property. You can also check
to see if they are registered. If not, attach in your complaint that it is not registered with the county and out of compliance.

Please call the police non-emergency line at 305-4POLICE to address noise complaints, large crowds, loud or paid admission parties, or any other safety concern. There are no restrictions on time or day for noise complaints. You should insist that you be furnished with a case number to document your concerns showing the police responded. Furnish this case number when forwarding to Cindy Hoskins’ office.

We are hoping the above recommendations help address and eliminate these quality of life issues in our community.  A short term rental listing can be removed, but only by the county after failing to comply with established regulations.  The following link show all regulations and fines dealing with these rentals.

We are also forming a committee to take on the issue of short term rentals in the community. Please email me at if you would like to join.

Upcoming Sidewalk Projects 20180268 – WO #12 & 20180276 – WO #16 – June 2020

Upcoming Sidewalk Project 20180268 – WO #12 (NE 23 Ave to NE 26 Ave from NE 209 Terr to NE 215 St)

This project is scheduled to begin June 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by August 2020. For more information, please see the attached DTPW Fact Sheet for Upcoming Sidewalk Project 20180268 – WO #12  (NE 23 Ave to NE 26 Ave from NE 209 Terr to NE 215 St).

Upcoming Sidewalk Project 20180276 – WO #16 (NE 208 Terr to NE 207 Terr from NE 25 Ave to NE 26 Ave)

This project is scheduled to begin June 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by July 2020. For more information, please see the attached DTPW Fact Sheet for Upcoming Sidewalk Project 20180276 – WO #16  (NE 208 Terr to NE 207 Terr from NE 25 Ave to NE 26 Ave).

Feeding South Florida Food Distribution 5/15 @ Greynolds Park

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Commissioner Sally Heyman is providing this opportunity for Miami-Dade County residents to receive free food provided by Feeding South Florida on Friday, May 15th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Greynolds Park, 18501 NE 22 Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33160. Food is distributed first come, first served while supplies last.

4/28/20 – News Alert From Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman

COVID-19 Miami-Dade County Update from Commissioner Sally Heyman

  • Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez signs Executive Order allowing restricted use of parks, waterways and golf courses.
    • Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez signed Executive Order 21-20 on Monday, April 27th, establishing guidelines for reopening parks, waterways and golf courses throughout the County. This order will go into effect at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29th.
      • All regulations in Executive Order 21-20 were developed in consultation with health experts at the Florida Department of Health, Jackson Health System, U-Health and the medical schools at Florida International University and the University of Miami along with local coastal communities, the Miami-Dade County League of Cities and officials in Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties to ensure a coordinated effort throughout the region.
      • There will be strict enforcement of all new rules, so before heading to any of these places, read the details of Executive Order 21-20.
    • For the full Press Release
  • Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department hosts second Drive-Thru Pet Food Bank to help owners provide for their pets.
    • To help provide relief for Miami-Dade County’s pet owners during the COVID-19 crisis, Miami-Dade Animal Services (Animal Services Department) is hosting a second Drive-Thru Pet Food Bank on Thursday, April 30th, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (or while supplies last), at the Pet Adoption and Protection Center in Doral, located at 3599 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, FL 33122.
      • The pet food distribution event is made possible in part by the generous pet food donation from The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) as part of the national ASPCA COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Initiative, and the support of the Miami-Dade Police Department and the City of Doral Police Department.
      • To help ensure adherence to social distancing rules and for the safety and protection of event participants and staff, the pet food distribution event is Drive-Thru ONLY and exclusively for Miami-Dade County pet owners.
      • Walk-ups will not be accepted at the event.
      • Residents must wear masks or face coverings at all times during this event.
    • For the full Press Release.
    • For more information about the Animal Services Department’s programs serving Miami-Dade County’s pets and pet owners, call 311 or visit

For the latest COVID-19 updates, information and resources, visit

Contact Commissioner Heyman
District Office
1100 NE 163 Street
Suite 303
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Phone (305) 787-5999
Fax (305) 787-5998

Downtown Office
111 NW 1 Street
Suite 220
Miami, FL 33128
Phone (305) 375-5128
Fax (305) 372-6179
Letter From The HOA President - We are here for you

Letter From The HOA President – We Are Here For You!

Dear HOA Members,

During this unprecedented time, the Sky Lake & Highland Lakes Area HOA would like to make sure the community’s needs continue to be met. 

Now is a great time to check on your neighbors, especially those who might need extra care and assistance. Let’s make sure to follow safety protocol while outside, whether you are walking, riding a bike or driving through the area.

The HOA leadership is in constant contact with our local and state representatives who are offering their resources where possible.

If there is assistance that you or your family need, please feel free to email me directly.

Stay safe and healthy,

Rick Schermer
Skylake Highland Lakes Area HOA

Farm Share Food Distribution 4/24 @ Greynolds Park

Commissioner Heyman with Farm Share and Miami-Dade County Parks Department is doing tomorrow, April 24th, a FREE Drive-Thru Food Distribution Event at Greynolds Park from 9-11am (First Come/First Served Bias, No Walk-Ups). Please share with your friends and neighbors to help to get the word out about this event. Please see the attached flyer.

How to Participate Virtually in the Next BCC Meeting – 4/7/20

This Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9:30am, Miami-Dade County will hold a virtual Commission Meeting.

The agenda for the meeting covers several important topics related to the County’s response to Coronavirus in addition to regular County business.



  • By phone in advance: Call 305-679-0007 by 5 pm on Monday, April 6th, and leave a voice message which will be played during the Commission meeting.
  • By phone live during the meeting: Call in live to the Commission meeting at 305-375-5777 on Tuesday, April 7th.
  • By email: Send an e-mail to by 5 pm on Monday, April 6th; your message will be read into the record.
  • Via webinar: Register online here and log on live during the meeting.

Please note that only the first two minutes of each message or email will be played or read into the record. Please include your name, address and the number of the Commission agenda item(s) you wish to address in your voice or email message.

HOA Community Donation Request Letter

Hi Neighbors! We need your help. Your neighbors need your help.
Please see the attached community plea below.

The HOA is coming together to support our community members that are in need at this difficult time. We are requesting your help with donations.

Who: You!
What: Donate canned goods, toiletries, masks, gloves, wipes, vitamins
When: Tuesday, April 7th 12pm – 5pm
Where: Drop off Donations – 207th Street – near the back entrance of VABHOE
Why: Your neighbors need your help!

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All Miami-Dade Park Programs Suspended & County Parks Closed

· All recreation and nature centers will be closed.

· All pools will be closed.

· All recreation programs will be canceled.

· All athletic programs, games, practices and events will be canceled.

· New venue rentals for park facilities will not be processed during the above period; existing indoor venue rentals will be canceled.

· All field trips will be canceled.

Parks are now closed to the public.

The operational changes and time periods described herein are subject to change. As such, you are encouraged to monitor the County’s website,