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Public Meeting Archives

  • Lake Beulah Gateway Improvements - April 17, 2019 & April 24, 2019

    The City of Lakeland (City) will conduct public meetings for the proposed improvements at the intersection of Main Street, Sloan Avenue and Lake Beulah Drive in Lakeland, Florida. The two (2) public meetings will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 and Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in the Cafeteria of R.W. Blake Academy located at 510 Hartsell Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33815. The public meeting will begin as an open house at 5:30pm, followed by a project presentation at 6:00pm. The proposed improvements consist of two (2) projects which include converting the signalized intersection into a single lane roundabout with four access points and constructing a Cul-De-Sac at the end of West Lake Beulah Avenue along with additional passive recreational areas.

    This public meeting is being conducted to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements.

    Persons wishing to submit comments, in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the meeting, by postal mail or email to D’Ariel Reed. All comments should be postmarked no later than May 3, 2019.

    Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Ms. Jenny Sykes at 863.834.8444 at least seven days prior to the hearing.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me D’Ariel Reed, CRA Project Manager, Community & Economic Development Department.

  • US 92 and Wabash Avenue Intersection Improvement Project - March 28, 2019

    The City of Lakeland (City) will conduct a public hearing for the proposed improvements at the intersection of US 92 (New Tampa Highway) and Wabash Avenue in Polk County, Florida. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Trinity Life Church of God located at 1942 W. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, Florida 33815. The public hearing will begin as an open house at 5:00 PM, with a formal presentation at 5:45 PM, followed by a public comment period. The proposed improvements consist of adding a second left turn lane for eastbound traffic with added two-foot wide concrete separators. The proposed intersection improvement will also include constructing concrete sidewalk along the north side of US 92 between Chestnut Road and Wabash Avenue; Additionally, sidewalk will be constructed on both sides of Wabash Avenue between Lanier Street and US 92.

    This public hearing is being conducted to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements. Draft project documents will be available for public review from March 29, 2019 to April 12, 2019, at City of Lakeland Public Works Engineering located in City Hall 2nd Floor at 228 South Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801 and on the project website, http://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/public-works/projects/.

    Persons wishing to submit statements, in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to Greg James at 228 South Massachusetts Avenue Lakeland, Florida 33801. All statements should be postmarked no later than (10 days after meeting) April 8, 2019 and will become a part of the public hearing record.

    Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Ms. Jenny Sykes at 863.834.8444 at least seven days prior to the hearing.

    Project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Mr. Greg James, City of Lakeland at 863.834.8401, or by email.

  • ADA Transition Plan - February 19, 2019

    LAKELAND, FL (February 15, 2019) | The City of Lakeland will hold two Public Input Open House meetings to review the City’s progress on the ADA Self-evaluation process to update the ADA Transition Plan.  The meetings will be held on Tuesday February 19, 2019.  The first meeting will be from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, the second meeting will be from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM.  Disability Access Consultants (DAC) staff will conduct presentations about the project.  City staff will be available to discuss the project, receive input, and answer questions.  Both meetings will be held at the Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801.

    The City retained the services of Disability Access Consultants, LLC to conduct a City-wide ADA/Accessibility evaluation of public-rights-of-way, facilities, programs and services.  The City is seeking feedback about accessibility from members of the community, elected and appointed officials, business owners/operators and other interested parties. 

    Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or family status. Anyone requiring special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or persons that require translation services (free of charge) for the meeting should contact the City ADA Specialist, Jenny Sykes at (863) 834-8444, by Florida Relay 711, or by email to jenny.sykes@lakelandgov.net.  Because providing a reasonable accommodation may require outside assistance, the City asks that any request be made with as much notice as possible, preferably five (5) business days prior to the event, but no later than two (2) business days prior to the event.

    If you’re unable to attend and would like to provide comments, please contact the City ADA Specialist, or submit comments on the City website.  An Accessibility Survey is also available on the website until March 8, 2019 lakelandgov.net/accessibilitysurvey. Information about the ADA Transition Plan process may be obtained from the City’s ADA Specialist and from the City website: lakelandgov.net/accessibility.

  • Lake Hunter Stormwater Treatment Retrofit Project - January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

    PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

    Lake Hunter Stormwater Treatment Retrofit Project

    WHO: City of Lakeland will host public meeting on water quality improvement project for stormwater treatment

    WHAT: Public meeting to go over project that will be along the north side of Sikes Boulevard between Hartsell Avenue and Lime Street.

    WHY: To improve stormwater runoff going into Lake Hunter

    WHEN: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    WHERE: R. W. Blake Academy Cafeteria, 510 Hartsell Avenue

    The City of Lakeland invites the public to attend a Public Meeting for the approved water quality improvement project to construct a stormwater treatment system located along the north side of Sikes Blvd between Hartsell Avenue and Lime St. The improvements include the construction of two stormwater treatment ponds, a nutrient separating baffle box, and additional stormwater infrastructure. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the R.W. Blake Academy cafeteria located at 510 Hartsell Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33815.

    The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. as an open-house with a presentation at 6:10 p.m.  City staff and representatives from the project team will be available to discuss the project, receive input, and answer questions. Visual aids depicting project concepts will be available throughout the meeting.

    Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or family status. Anyone requiring special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or persons that require translation services (free of charge) for the meeting should contact the City ADA Specialist, Jenny Sykes at 863.834.8444, by Florida Relay 711.  Because providing a reasonable accommodation may require outside assistance, the City asks that any request be made with as much notice as possible, preferably five (5) business days prior to the event, but no later than two (2) business days prior to the event.

    Project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Laurie Smith, City of Lakeland Lakes and Stormwater Manager at 863.834.6276.