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Public Works & Parks Department

Village Manager, Christia Alou

Christia E. Alou, Esq.
Village Manager


Public Works Committee

Councilperson Luis Pirela, Chair
Mayor Omarr C. Nickerson, Vice-Chair
Councilperson Darian Martin, Member

Additional bulk pick-ups and containers for Solid and Bulk Waste

  1. The rate for any additional bulk pick-up is to be scheduled by the property owner and Coastal Waste and Recycling through a phone call (305)635-5144 or email to The rate is with a grapple truck is $15 a yard with a “clam truck” to be paid COD = on the spot either by cash or credit card to Coastal Waste. According to the size of the pile, they will use a grapple truck to collect the bulk.
  2. The price of additional solid waste container and municipal solid waste is $12/month per additional container. The container cost is assessed in the service of the $12 per month fee.

Public Works Road Repair

Village of El Portal Pothole and some road repair completed, ahead of schedule today. More repairs to come in other areas after thorough review.

Arbor Day 2020

Our 2020 Arbor Day celebration was going to take on an even bigger celebration with the recent 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, but due to COVID-19 all of our community events have been canceled.

In lieu of our annual event, we still celebrated this special day by planting five (5) Dade-County Pines at the Sherwood Forest Park. The five native pines were picked up by our Grants Consultant, Robert Ruano who planted them this morning – Arbor Day, April 24, 2020, together with our Public Works employee Angel Hernandez.

We appreciate and thank South Miami, Commissioner Bob Welsh, for the donation of these pine trees and Robert Ruano and Councilperson Roman for their enthusiasm in making this happen for us, and of course our Village Manager and staff. We look forward to seeing the beauty these additional trees will bring to our Sherwood Forest Park.

#arborday #elportal #onevillage #onecommunity #treecityUSA

Coontie Plants in the Traffic Calming Circle

Thank you resident Janet Carabelli for starting and continuing to work on this project since 2019.

Parks & Recreation Updates

Tot Lot Open

Historic El Portal