Sky Lake – Highland Lakes Area HOA Short Term Rental Task Force Zoom Meeting 7/23/20 at 7pm

The Sky Lake – Highland Lakes Area HOA will be holding a short term rental task force follow up zoom meeting this coming Thursday night, 7/23/20, at 7pm. There are new developments we would like to share with the community. Representatives from MDPD and Miami Dade County will taking part in this discussion.

Please email me [email protected] for an invitation.

Please continue to report any short term rental properties that are in violation of the current Miami Dade County executive order, which bans parties and rentals of less than 30 days to Code Enforcement by calling 311 and MDPD non-emergency number 305-476-5423.

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If you haven’t already paid your 2020 dues its not too late! You can always renew online. Please help spread the word about this meeting to your friends and neighbors who might not be on social media. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Miami Dade County School Board District 3 Candidate Forum

School Board District 3 Candidate Forum Via Zoom July 21 at 7pm

Join a Zoom candidate forum on Tuesday, July 21st at 7pm to hear from the 5 candidates running to fill the District 3 Miami Dade County School Board seat. 

Even if your children are grown, or go to different schools, it is to everyone’s benefit that our school board member represents us and our community.  Best schools = best neighborhoods. The election will be held on August 18th. Hear from all candidates at this special Zoom Event on July 21st to help you make an informed decision.  

This event is hosted by Krop High School PTSA, Highland Oaks Middle School PTSA, Aventura  Waterways K-8 PTSA, Virginia A. Boone Highland Oaks Elementary PTA, Ojus Elementary PTA. 

Ari Odzer from NBC6 will moderate the forum, which will include questions from the public. Please email your questions for the candidates as soon as possible to [email protected]

Zoom meeting details: Meeting ID: 876 3737 1218 Password: District3 (Case sensitive)

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This event is open to all. You can check the list below to determine if your child’s school is in District 3 – we hope to see you there!

Map of School District 3 Miami Dade

District 3 Schools

Elementary Schools

Biscayne Beach


Gertrude K. Edelman Sabal Palm

Greynolds Park

Mater Academy Mount Sinai (Charter School)

Miami Children’s Museum (Charter School)

North Beach


Miami Beach South Pointe


Treasure Island

V.A. Boone Highland Oaks

K-8 Centers

Aventura City of Excellence School (Charter School)

Aventura Waterways

BridgePrep Academy of North Miami Beach (Charter School)

David Lawrence Jr.

Miami Beach Fienberg/Fisher

Madie Ives K-8 Preparatory Academy

Mater Beach Academy (Charter School)

Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach

Ruth K. Broad/Bay Harbor

6-12 School


Middle Schools

Highland Oaks

J.F. Kennedy

Miami Beach Nautilus

Sports Leadership & Management North Campus (Charter School)

Senior High Schools

Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus

C.G. Bethel (Charter School)

Dr. Michael M. Krop

Don Soffer Aventura (Charter School)

[email protected] Biscayne Bay Campus

Miami Beach

New World School of the Arts

North Miami Beach

School for Advanced Studies – Wolfson Campus 

Adult / Community Schools

Miami Beach Adult Center at Fienberg/Fisher

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 [email protected].

Report any complaint to code enforcement listing all the issues. We recommend that you do this via email at [email protected]. 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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected] 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
[email protected]

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 [email protected] 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.