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#ClickItOrTicket Safety Belt Enforcement Wave Going On NOW - Buckle Up

The LakelandPD is joining with departments across the state in the Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign. The enforcement runs from November 17 thru November 30, 2015 at midnight.

Officers from the Lakeland Police Department will be monitoring our roadways for safety belt usage and issuing citations during this campaign and citations for failure to wear your seat belt. The fine is $114.00.

The ”Click it or Ticket” initiative is designed to increase public safety awareness about the us age of seat/safety belt usage and our goal with participating in this campaign is two (2) fold; to gain compliance with State law, and to save lives.

Hancock Street Sidewalk

City of Lakeland crews will be constructing a new sidewalk along the South side of Hancock Street from Lincoln Ave to New York Ave. New sidewalk will also be constructed on the East side of Lincoln Ave from Hancock Street to Park Street. Every effort will be made to alleviate inconveniences however temporary delays can be expected. During construction some driveway aprons will need to be reconstructed to meet standards. We will make every effort to make contact with the property owners that will be affected to schedule the best time for the removal and replacement of their driveway aprons. The City of Lakeland appreciates your patience as we work to enhance pedestrian mobility in your neighborhood.

 

Horney Park Drainage.

For the next several weeks City Crews will be up- grading the storm drain system in Horney Park and along the North side of E. Hibiscus Dr. No major delays are expected although construction equipment and vehicles will cause some congestion.

 

Cleveland Heights ADA ramp.

Contractors working for City of Lakeland will be repairing and replacing handicap ramps as part of the future resurfacing of Cleveland Heights Bl from E Edgewood to Westover St. Roads will remain open however; lane closures will occur. Work is expected to take 4 weeks to complete.

 


MERSHON STREET CLOSING EXTENDED

LAKELAND, FL (November 19, 2015) - The City of Lakeland's Water Utilities Department is continuing work to replace a section of a water main in the area of Mershon Street.  Mershon Street, between South Wabash Avenue and Edwards Street, will be under a 24 hour a day road closure through Friday, November 27. Detours will be clearly marked. Please use caution when driving near the area and allow extra drive time.

If additional information is needed about the project, please call 834-6766.


PUBLIC NOTICE:  SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES

LAKELAND, FL (November 17, 2015) The City of Lakeland established new hours for Sunday alcohol sales during the Monday, November 16th City Commission Meeting. The new hours for Sunday alcohol sales within the Lakeland City Limits went into effect upon Monday’s vote during the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting.  The newly established Sunday alcohol hours are from 7 a.m.-2 a.m. effective NOW.  

Monday’s vote immediately ends the special consideration for Sundays compared to other days and eliminates the alcohol sales “blue law” based on religious morality.  Before Monday’s City Commission vote, Sunday alcohol sales were reduced to beer and wine only as package sales from 12 p.m. Sunday to 12 a.m. Monday morning. Licensed bars and restaurants could sell mixed drinks as well as beer and wine during the same hours.

Now, alcohol can be sold in Lakeland every day of the week, both packaged liquor and sales for consumption on the premises of a licensed retailer, except between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.  See the ordinance language here: http://www.lakelandgov.net/portals/CityClerk/CityCommission/Agendas/11-16-15/15-060Ord.pdf.