In case you missed it, here's what happened over the week in Lakeland!
The Lakeland Fire Department was presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2017 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals’ (NASFM) Fire Research and Education Foundation earlier this week. Award recipients were announced by Julius Halas, president of the NASFM Foundation. The award is sponsored by a grant from Grinnell Mutual.
LAKELAND, FL (September 18, 2018) – The 100 Block of South Kentucky Avenue was closed on Monday, September 17th for a waste water construction project. Both lanes on South Kentucky Avenue were closed to traffic between Main Street and Lemon Street along with a section of sidewalk on the westside of South Kentucky Avenue.
LAKELAND, FL (September 17, 2018) - On Saturday, September 29th Hollis Garden will host the Plantae Orchideum plant sale in conjunction with world renowned R.F. Orchids. The event will take place at Hollis Garden, 702 East Orange Street, Lakeland, Florida from 10 AM – 4 PM. R.F. Orchids is one of the great orchid nurseries, not only in Florida, but around the world. Robert Fuchs renovated and reopened his grandfather’s nursery in 1970.
LAKELAND, FL (September 10, 2018) – The 100 Block of South Kentucky Avenue will close on Monday, September 17th starting at 7:00 a.m. for a waste water construction project. Both lanes on South Kentucky Avenue will be closed to traffic between Main Street and Lemon Street. A section of sidewalk on the westside of South Kentucky Avenue between East Lemon Street and the service alley just south of E. Main Street will also be closed as part of the construction. It is anticipated that this closure will be in place through the end of the business day on Friday, September 21st. Please see attached diagram showing the proposed work area. Appropriate road closure, sidewalk closure and detour signs will be placed in advance of this work.
Lakeland, FL City Update (September 7, 2018) | With a 5-2 vote last night, the Lakeland City Commission approved a property tax rate not to exceed $5.5644 per $1,000 of taxable property value. The property tax rate has remained at $5.5644 since 2016.
LAKELAND, FL - On September 4, 2018, Jamal Carson was charged with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Child Abuse for the death of Mekhi Laster. On August 31, 2018, at approximately 10:56 p.m., the Lakeland Police Department Uniform Patrol Division responded to 1020 North Stella Avenue in reference to an unresponsive two-year-old child identified as Mekhi Laster. Upon arriva ...
The Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) is excited to announce that it will be accepting applications to fill vacant firefighter positions September 4 through September 28, 2018. The firefighters to be hired will fill positions created by recent promotions and retirements.