In case you missed it, here's what happened over the week in Lakeland!
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On October 3, 2018, shortly after 2:30 p.m. officers responded to the Vets Army Navy Surplus store, located at 819 North Florida Avenue, in reference to a shooting. Upon arriving at the scene officers located a man, 50-year-old Cristobal Lopez, at the entrance of the store with gunshot wounds. Lopez was declared deceased by emergency medical professionals shortly after they arr ...
Lakeland, FL (October 4, 2018) | Rebuild Florida will repair and rebuild homes for low-income families, construct additional affordable housing units, assist businesses in disaster recovery and update local infrastructure to better withstand future storms. Rebuild Florida program is run by Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in partnership with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
LAKELAND, FL (October 3, 2018) The City of Lakeland’s Neighborhood Outreach Division is hosting the Neighborhood Leadership Bootcamp on Saturday, October 13th from 8 AM – 1:15 PM at Lakeland City Hall (228 South Massachusetts Avenue). The event is free to the public and it is designed to help inform citizens about the programs and services offered by the City of Lakeland.
LAKELAND, FL (October 2, 2018) | The City of Lakeland Parks Division will be on Lake Morton at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, October 23rd for the 38th Annual Swan Roundup.
LAKELAND, FL (September 28, 2018) – The City of Lakeland will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers located at 228 South Massachusetts Avenue. The public meeting is mandated by the State of Florida Revolving Fund because the City of Lakeland Water Utilities Department is planning on borrowing $15.4 Million from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
LAKELAND, FL (September 27, 2018) | City of Lakeland will soon be installing new 20 MPH speed limit signs along Lake Morton Drive. Once the signs are installed, the newly enforced speed around Lake Morton Drive will be 5 MPH less than what it is currently. Angelo Rao, Manager of Traffic Operations said, “A number of incidents have taken place within a four week time period that involved distracted drivers. Five swans were killed but most importantly, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and that person was severely injured.” He added, “The City recently met with the Lake Morton Neighborhood Association and we launched a survey tool to help gain insight on possible solutions to enhance the safety for all of our Lake Morton users. One of the ideas generated from our neighborhood meeting was reducing the posted speed limit.” Rao stated that new 20 MPH speed limit signs are being created in the City of Lakeland sign shop and will be installed within the next week.
LAKELAND, FL (September 26, 2018) | The City of Lakeland will be executing an aquatic plant harvesting project for hydrilla on Lake Wire beginning October 8, 2018. Hydrilla is a submersed, invasive aquatic plant that grows very rapidly and can crowd out beneficial native plants if not managed.