Weekly Roundup | May 27 - June 2, 2018
City Commission Agenda Study
The City Commission met on Friday, June 1st to discuss the agenda for Monday's City Commission meeting. You may view the full Agenda Study video on our Vimeo page. View/download the agenda and join us at the City Commission Chambers on Monday, June 4th starting at 9 AM for the City Commission meeting! You may also tune in online or on Spectrum 643/FiOS 43.
The T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom Independence Celebration was announced this week! RWK will take place at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford Promenade on Tuesday, July 3rd from 6 PM - 9:15 PM with the band Clemons Road entertaining the crowd before a dazzling fireworks display launches at 9 PM.
We are asking that everyone who is attending to please bring at least one non-perishable food item. Volunteers will be collecting canned food items for Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE). Those attending that do not bring a canned food item are asked to donate $2 to help support the VISTE food bank. A convenient text-to-give service is in place so visitors and others can easily donate by texting FEEDLAKELAND to 50155.
Hurricane Season & Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
Hurricane season started on June 1st along with the 2018 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which runs through June 7th, 2018. Take what you learned from Irma and stock up on qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from tax this week!
For more information and a list of qualifying items, visit floridarevenue.com/disasterprep.
We have also updated lakelandgov.net/hurricane for the 2018 season and will provide updates if a storm happens to come our way this year.
Plantae Fructum 2018 Announced
On Saturday, June 23rd Hollis Garden will host the Plantae Fructum exotic plant sale in conjunction with Jene’s Tropicals. The event will take place at Hollis Garden, 702 East Orange Street, Lakeland, Florida from 10 AM - 4 PM. Jene’s Tropicals is a renowned nursery located in Saint Petersburg and they have the largest selection of exotic fruit plants and trees in the Tampa Bay area. Jene’s Tropicals has been growing exotic fruit trees and tropical plants since 1987.
Save the Date! Upcoming Events• June 12th | Lunch & Learn: Watering Like a Pro in the Home Landscape
• June 14th | Classic Albums Live: Queen - A Night at the Opera
• June 23rd | Plantae Fructum Exotic Plant Sale
• July 3rd | Red, White & Kaboom!