close
Use this form to share this article or news release from the Town of Miami Lakes website with a friend.
Title: Town Awarded $1.3 Million in State Grants for Canal Bank and Drainage Improvements
Share!
Thanks for sharing! Your message has been sent!
Click here to close window.
  • Pic 1
  • Pic 2
  • Pic 3
  • Pic 4
  • Pic 5
  • Pic 6
  • Pic 7
  • Pic 8
  • Pic 9
  • Pic 10
TOWN OF MIAMI LAKES NEWS
243px-All-America City LogoThe Town is proud to announce that $1.3 million in state funds has been awarded for two key water projects, a Canal Bank Stabilization Project on the northern boundary of the Town and Phase II of the West Lakes Drainage Improvements. These budget victories are a direct result of the Mayor and the Town Council working together with the State Legislators to achieve these great accomplishments for the residents of Miami Lakes.
For Immediate Release
June 19, 2014
Contact: Nicole Lesson
Tel: 305-364-6100
E-mail:  lessonn@miamilakes-fl.gov
 
Town Awarded $1.3 Million in State Grants for Canal Bank and Drainage Improvements
 
Miami Lakes, FL - The Town is proud to announce that $1.3 million in state funds has been awarded for two key water projects, a Canal Bank Stabilization Project on the northern boundary of the Town and Phase II of the West Lakes Drainage Improvements. These budget victories are a direct result of the Mayor and the Town Council working together with the State Legislators to achieve these great accomplishments for the residents of Miami Lakes.

"Knowing how crucial these two projects are to our Town residents, we worked hard with our State Legislators to obtain the funds for improvements to the canal banks on the north end and to drainage in the West Lakes Community,” Mayor Wayne Slaton said. “I would like to thank the Town Council, State Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., Senator Rene Garcia, State Rep Jose Oliva, and Miami-Dade Delegation Chair Eddy Gonzalez for their efforts in securing these much–needed state funds for the Town. Miami Lakes is fortunate to have such dedicated public servants.”

The Canal Bank Stabilization Project received $1 million and will address current deficiencies along 10,000 linear feet of canal banks, through surveying and engineering improvement designs for canal bank stabilization and landscaping. Damages to the canal banks have been caused by severe erosion and require immediate correction.
State Rep. Manny Diaz, Jr. praised the teamwork of his colleagues. “I would like to thank State Rep. Jose Oliva, Senator Rene Garcia and Miami-Dade Delegation Chair Eddy Gonzalez, as a team we were able to make sure our community’s needs were met in the state budget,” Diaz, Jr. said.

The second project earmarked $300,000 to Phase II of the West Lakes Drainage Improvements, where they will complete the drainage system retrofit and install new exfiltration trenches. The West Lakes community, in the southwestern portion of the Town, continues to be adversely impacted by flooding events, with rainwater reaching residential garages and covering streets and sidewalks. Heavy rainfall resulted in property damage for many of the 236 homes located in the project area, and three properties have already been designated as Severe Repetitive Loss properties.