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 district4@miamidade.gov.

Report any complaint to code enforcement listing all the issues. We recommend that you do this via email at 311@miamidade.gov. 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 cindy.hoskins@miamidade.gov. 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 https://w85exp.miamidade.gov/certificatInqWeb/get_cert_for_view.jsp
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. https://www.miamidade.gov/building/standards/residential-short-term-vacation-rentals.asp

We are also forming a committee to take on the issue of short term rentals in the community. Please email me at rickschermer2@gmail.com 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 www.miamidade.gov/animals.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, information and resources, visit miamidade.gov/coronavirus.

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
President
Skylake Highland Lakes Area HOA
rickschermer2@gmail.com

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, www.miamidade.gov/coronavirus.

News Alert From Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman

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

*Miami-Dade County officials continue to work with local, state and federal agencies in monitoring COVID-19, part of the coronavirus family. The Florida Department of Health is updating information regularly. Read the latest information related to COVID-19 in Florida.   

  • Individuals in Miami-Dade County who may have been exposed to COVID-19 should:
    • Call the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County at (305) 324-2400.
    • Call your medical provider (if you have one).
    • If traveling to a medical office/facility, call ahead of time.
    • Any other questions about COVID-19 in Florida, please call the Florida Department of Health at 1-866-779-6121. For a medical emergency, call 911.
  • Senior Centers
    • Centers were closed at the end of business day on Monday, March 16, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice.
    • County has asked facility administrators to verify that there is a plan in place for seniors to continue receiving meals.
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS)
    • All schools have been closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020.
    • They will not open until Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
    • For more information call MDCPS’ hotline at (305) 995-3000 or visit Miami-Dade County Public Schools updates.
  • Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez – Closing of Establishments
    • An Executive Order was signed on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, to close all on-site services at restaurants, bars, gyms, and entertainment venues throughout MDC, effective at 11 p.m.
    • Emergency order applies to:
      • Restaurants, bars, taverns, pubs, lounges, night clubs, banquet halls, cocktail lounges, cabarets, breweries, cafeterias, and alcohol and food service businesses with seating for more than eight people, as defined by County code.
    • Kitchens will remain open for pick-up and delivery services. 
    • Take-out and delivery to continue, along with services at airport and seaport.
  • Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez – Use of Micro-mobility Devices
    • An Executive Order was signed prohibiting the use of all common-use mopeds, scooters, and micro-mobility devices, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 6 p.m.
    • New restrictions ensure COVID-19 will not be transmitted by common-use micro-mobility devices.
  • Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez – Gathering of People
    • An Executive Order was signed prohibiting the gathering of 10+ people in any parks, beaches, or recreation facilities owned and operating by the County.
    • Order went into effect on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 9 a.m.
    • Strict social distancing of 6 feet recommended for groups of 10 or fewer.
  • Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS)
    • All libraries have closed effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, until further notice.
    • For more information, visit www.mdpls.org/.
  • Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department
    • They have closed all Head Start/Early Head Start locations for the week of March 16-20, 2020 and as planned, they will be closed for Spring Break, from March 23-27, 2020.
    • They will continue to monitor the situation and will reevaluate when to safely start up services again.
    • For more information, call 786-469-4699 or go to www8.miamidade.gov/global/socialservices/home.page.
  • Price Gouging
    • Please contact the following:
      • Miami-Dade State Attorney Price Gouging Hotline: 
        • 305-547-3300
      • State Attorney General Price Gouging Hotline: 
        • 1-866-966-7226

For the most recent updates and more information, go to miamidade.gov/coronavirus.

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
The Great Neighborhood Food Truck Festival 3-15-20

POSTPONED! THE GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL 3/15/20

Hi Neighbors! Our 7th Food Truck Festival is almost here…..the excitement is building…..so come on down and join us.

When: Sunday, March 15th, 2020 from 5 – 8 pm

Where: NE 207th Street behind VABHOE and HOM schools in Highland Lakes

The Great Neighborhood Food Truck Festival 3-15-20

FOR THE KIDS there will be: Free Balloon Twisting, Face Painting, and Free Ice Cream!

Mika the Gifted
Mika the Gifted

GREAT MUSIC – GREAT FOOD – GREAT ENTERTAINMENT – GREAT NEIGHBORS

The Great Neighborhood Food Truck Festival 3-15-20

Kosher Pizza and Kosher Popcorn and Soda will be available for sale.

And of course, the wonderful food trucks organized by Vicky G. which will include: Moty’s Food Truck – Mediterranean, Beastro Bistro – Latin, Caribbean and local inspired, PapaMix – Venezuelan Cuisine, Cousins Maine Lobster – Lobster Rolls and more, The Market Milkshake Bar – Milkshakes and Ice Cream, Toasted Gourmet Sandwiches, AASmoothie – Smoothies and Fruit Bowls

Your PETS ON LEASHES ARE ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND – water will be provided for our furry friends.

************ THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT SPONSORS ************

A huge thank you to our Returning Ice Cream Sponsors: Judy Luck Jordan and Mona Silber Heisler!

Judy Luck Jordan – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty – C: (305) 934-6373 Email: JudyLuckJordan@gmail.com | LuckyHomesGroup.com

Mona Silber Heisler – Beachfront Realty – monasell4u@aol.com – (305) 343-8347


Karell’s African Dream Vacations – African Safari Specialists – www.karellafrica.com (800) 327-0373

Environmental Solutions – Commercial and Residential Pest, Termite, Mosquito, Rodent, Bed Bug Control – BPMENVIRONMENTALSOLUTIONS@gmail.com – (305) 709-2040

Mathnasium – The Math Learning Center – https://www.mathnasium.com/aventura – (786) 765-0336

Shih-Tzu Rescue – NO KILL dog shelter dedicated to Rescuing and Finding quality lifetime homes for Shih Tzu – http://www.shihtzurescue.org – (954) 680-6456

Temple Sinai of North Dade – Synagogue + Preschool, Religious School + Camp – https://www.tsnd.org – (305) 932-9010

Joshua Levy – Candidate for School Board Miami-Dade County District 3 – (305) 799-0991

Lucia Baez – Candidate for School Board Miami-Dade County District 3 – (786) 361-3279

Raquel Bild-Libbin – Candidate for School Board Miami-Dade County District 3 – (305) 807-36743

Russ Rywell – Candidate for School Board Miami-Dade County District 3 – https://russrywell.com

Marcela Gomez-Bogolmoni – Candidate for School Board Miami-Dade County District 3 – (954) 371-9070

Spirituality for Kids hosted by Ahuva, Stadtlander – Tools to Win the Game of Life – (310) 464-0570 – https://sfk.org

Bin Smart Florida LLC Trash & Recycle Bin Services – (305) 800-BINS(2467) – contactus@BinSmartFL.com – www.BinSmartFL.com

The American Consulting & Social Service League – Marcela Gomez – www.acssl.org – (954) 889-6747

Flippos Hallandale –  Indoor Playground & Cafe for kids – http://www.flippos.net – (844) 354-7767

Huntington Learning Center – Aventura – ACT AND SAT Prep – (305) 792-2535 – https://huntingtonhelps.com/center/aventura

Dailyn Mills – Realtor – Keller Williams Eagle Realty –  https://kweaglerealty.yourkwoffice.com – (305) 322-1747

Express Mortgage – Eitan Sasson – Mortgage Advisor – www.theexpressmortgage.com – (786) 546-4501

WOW 1 day Painting – Sion Azulay – https://www.wow1day.com

The Great Neighborhood Food Truck Festival 3-15-20

Please come and join us for a fun evening. We are looking forward to seeing you all!