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June 2oth City Commission Meeting Highlights

At their meeting of June 20th the Lakeland City Commission took the following actions:

Diretta Wilcox, and Michael Cliggit were reappointed to the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.

Christopher McArthur, was appointed to the Downtown Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Board.

Tim Mitchell was reappointed and Hugh Autry was appointed to the Midtown Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Board.

Terry Dennis was reappointed to the Planning and Zoning Board.

Doug McInnes was appointed to the Police Officer Retirement Fund – Board of Trustees.

John Shelburne was appointed to the Lakeland Housing Authority.

A lease agreement with Florida Modification Specialists, LLC and Termination of a Lease agreement with Watkin’s ground at the Airport were approved.

A request from Scott Gardner representing Explorations V to release a city  lien on their building was referred to the City Attorney’s office.

Land Use and Zoning land located South of Drane Field Road and East of Hamilton Road to allow for a Lakeland Electric solar panel project were approved.

The Reallocation of Industrial, Office and Commercial uses and a development agreement between the City of Lakeland and Doherty Holdings Second, LLC on property located Northwest of Interstate 4, East of Kathleen Road, South of Griffin Rd.                                                                                                

Zoning and Conditional Use to Allow Chemical and Allied Products Manufacturing on Property Located West of North Combee Road Approximately 1,000 Feet North of Saddle Creek Road was approved.

Airport Ground Transportation Regulations setting forth standards for the performance of commercial ground transportation services; establishing permit and privilege fees for operators of commercial ground transportation services were approved.

A public hearing was scheduled for July 5 on proposed changes for Williams Development of Regional Impact and on providing for issuance of not to exceed $90,000,000 aggregate principal amount of hospital revenue refunding bonds for a loan to Lakeland Regional Health Systems, Inc. and Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Inc.

A permit agreement with H&H Shuttle Services of Polk County, Florida to administer passenger shuttle services at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport was approved.

A fuel charge increase of 15 cents per 1,000 kWh effective for meters read on or after June 30th was approved. An agreement with Atlas Tracks, Inc. for Replacement of Turf at Bryant Stadium was approved.

Acceptance of a Justice Assistance Grant Award for a Domestic Abuse Response Team Coordinator for LPD was approved.

The Operating Agreement with Direct Air was approved.

In action taken after the Utility Committee meeting the City Commission approved an Agreement with TeamworkNET, Inc. for an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Study to better define what type of Personal Protective Equipment must be provided to properly protect employees when working on or near energized electrical equipment .

In final action a proposed Capacity Release Agreement between the City of Lakeland Florida Municipal Power Association (FMPA) to take over a Service agreement with Gulfstream Natural Gas System LLC. For natural gas transportation capacity was approved.


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