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Lakeland City Commission Meeting Highlights - Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Lakeland City Commission met on Tuesday January 17th 2012 and took the following actions:

  • The Florida Federation of Garden Club Community service award & National Garden Club Award for Community Landscape Design were received by the City.
  • The Thomas Yatabe award from State Emergency Response Commission was received by the city.
  • Proclamations were presented honoring Arbor Day and Children’s Day.
  • A recommendation from the Real Estate& Transportation committee to vacate Right-of-Way within the Westlake Development located north of Ruby Street, south of Lake Beulah Drive, east of S. Webster Avenue and west of Hartsell Avenue, was approved.
  • An ordinance creating the City of Lakeland Firefighters’ Retirement System, was approved.
  • An assessment for $6,259.00 dollars for demolition of 710 N. Ohio Ave. was approved.
  • A service agreement with Kessler Consulting, Inc. for the not-to-exceed fee of $25,000 to administer the proposed Professional Services Agreement for procurement of Recyclables Materials Processing Services was approved.
  • A change order to the contract and agreement with Public Resource Management Group, Inc. for the not-to-exceed fee of $30,000 to review and update the Water and Wastewater Utilities revenue sufficiency analysis was approved.
  • Public hearings were scheduled for the next City Commission meeting as regards:
  • Conditional use to allow a community garden on property located at 1229 East Myrtle Street.
  • Conditional use to allow beer and wine sales as a complement to an existing retail business on property located at 229 North Kentucky Avenue
  • Zoning to allow residential units for the elderly with varying levels of care and support on property located at 5555 N. State Road 33.
  • Adopting the Florida Fire Prevention Code, 2010 Edition.
  • Amending the City of Lakeland Concurrency Management Ordinance.
  • Defined Contribution Plan (401a) and the Deferred Compensation plan (457)
  • The lease purchase of various equipment for the purpose of improving the energy efficiency of various facilities of the City in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $2,500,000,
  • Policies and procedures related to IRS Form 8038-G; Remediation of nonqualified bonds were approved.
  • A resolution indicating the commission’s intent with regard to future retiree benefit increases; to the extent there are cumulative actuarial gains experienced within the Plan, the Board of Trustees of the System may recommend a one-time additional benefit payment from the Plan’s assets in an aggregate amount between .01% and 50% of the cumulative actuarial gains, was approved.
  • A construction agreement with Wharton-Smith, Inc. for the City of Lakeland Water Utilities disinfection facilities upgrade was approved.
  • In final action agreements with Tampa Bay Trane for energy efficiency upgrades at various city parks and recreation facilities and The Lakeland Center were approved.




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