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Friday Weekly Roundup

October 20-26, 2018

In case you missed it, here's what happened over the last week in Lakeland...and more!

Halloween Flashlight Egg Hunt 2018 - Lakeland

Upcoming Events:

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Don Selvage - Interim Commissioner Lakeland

Special-Called City Commission Meeting Held

The City Commission voted 5-1 on Friday, October 26th at a Special-Called City Commission Meeting to place former SW District Commissioner Don Selvage in the appointed position of interim Commissioner to serve in the seat of former Commissioner Michael Dunn. Commissioner Selvage will be sworn in on Friday, November 2nd before the regularly scheduled Agenda Study.

The date for the special election to permanently fill this seat has been set to January 15, 2019, and the estimated cost will be approximately $65K.

Michael Dunn

Dunn Resigns

At approximately 3:15 PM on October 22nd, the City of Lakeland received a hand-delivered letter signed by Michael Dunn tendering his resignation as a Commissioner of the SW District of Lakeland effective October 20, 2018. City Attorney Tim McCausland said, "The resignation is effective upon receipt." 

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2018 Swan Roundup

The 38th Annual Swan Roundup took place on October 23rd & 24th on Lake Morton. Our 70+ swans were carefully gathered and given their annual veterinary check-ups by Dr. Patricia Mattson and her team from Companion Animal Hospital. The Annual Swan Round-Up allows the City’s Parks and Recreation Department to closely monitor the health and vitality of Lakeland’s swan population.

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ShredFest FREE Document Shredding Event

Join us on Saturday, November 3rd from 9 AM - 12 PM for our second annual ShredFest, celebrating “America Recycles Day”. This one-day event allows residents to bring their personal documents to be securely shredded and recycled.

Participants can bring up to five (5) file boxes of paper per vehicle to be shredded and recycled. There is no need to remove envelopes, file folders, staples, tape, paper clips or rubber bands.

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Mutual Aid for Blountstown, FL

This week, a team of *awesome* City of Lakeland staff deployed to Blountstown, FL as part of the City’s mutual aid relief efforts for Hurricane Michael restoration. Thank you for your service, Clinton Bishop, Brian Shedd, Johnny Jones, Mike Meyers, Robby Hornsby, Mike Slaton (Public Works Construction & Maintenance staff) and Robert King (Water Utilities)!

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Black & Brew at Lake Morton

The highly-anticipated Black & Brew at Lake Morton opened this week at the Lakeland Public Library! With seating available both inside and on the patio, the community is invited to visit and enjoy a variety of food and beverage options!

Hours of Operation: M-F 7 AM - 9 PM | Sat 8 AM - 9 PM | Sun 10 AM - 5 PM

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2019 Lakeland Firefighter Calendar

For the fourth year in a row, the Lakeland Fire Department and SPCA Florida proudly present their Rescued Pets Calendar! The calendar features beautifully photographed SPCA Florida rescued pets and buff Lakeland firefighters. Each month of the year also features helpful safety tips and information from both organizations.

The high-quality calendars can be purchased for a $10 donation and make the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays. 

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Lakeland Jobs

Current Job Openings

As of October 26, 2018

  • Assistant City Manager
  • Assistant Director of Community & Economic Development
  • Computer Applications Specialist
  • Electric Utility Analyst
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker I - Cleveland Heights Golf Course
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker III - Lakeland Linder International Airport
  • Internal Audit Manager
  • Lifeguard - Seasonal
  • Manager of Wastewater Treatment
  • Parking Services Attendant
  • Police Officer
  • Power Production Supervisor - I&C / Electrical
  • Solid Waste Collector
  • Utilities Marketing Manager

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road construction

Public Works Projects

  • 1111 E Highland Drive
  • Kettles Avenue Sidewalk
  • Lake Wire Hydrilla Harvesting
  • Lotus Avenue & Forrest Park Street
  • Maintenance Activities - City-Wide (Various)

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