In case you missed it, here's what happened over the last week in Lakeland!
Lakeland’s Annual Cardboard Boat Challenge and Lakeshore Festival is a collaborative event with Lakes Education/Action Drive, the City of Lakeland, Lakeland Vision, Inc., and Lakeland Clean & Beautiful.
This unique event takes place on Saturday, October 6th at 8:30 AM at the Lake Hollingsworth boat ramp.
Our very first Citizen Perspectives survey is coming to an end. A number of incidents have happened on Lake Morton Drive over the past several weeks involving distracted drivers. The City of Lakeland is seeking opinions on Lake Morton Drive safety enhancements.
Each month, Mayor Bill Mutz and the Lakeland City Commission present a variety of proclamations. These proclamations are a great way to help spread awareness for specific local, state and and national causes. Here are this month's!
Guardianship Awareness Month
Here to receive the proclamation is Bob Baumgarner, member of the Florida State Guardianship Association.
Long Term Care Residents Rights Month
Here to receive the proclamation is Terre Anne Lindstamer, South Central District Ombudsman Manager for the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
Safe Sleep Awareness Month
Here to receive the proclamation is David Acevedo, Program Director for the Children’s Advocacy Center, and his team.
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Here to receive the proclamation is Karli Hughes and members of her family.
Community Planning Month
Here to receive the proclamation is Chuck Barmby, Tom Wodrich, Matt Lyons, Lynne Simpkins, Todd Vargo, Joshua Cheney, Phillip Scearce, Damaris Stull, Brandy Gillenwater and Anita Silwal all with the Community & Economic Development department for the City of Lakeland.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Here to receive the proclamation is Chief Larry Giddens, Chief Vic White and Sergeant Shawn Collins with the Lakeland Police Department.
Fire Prevention Week: October 7-13, 2018
Here to receive the proclamation is Chief Doug Riley, Fire Marshal Cheryl Edwards and other representatives from the Lakeland Fire Department.
Residential Beautification Award: Congrats to October's Residential Beautification Award winner, James Behm of N Socrum Loop Road!
This month's Employee Spotlight features Jim Dehne, Code Enforcement Supervisor. After almost 18 years of employment with the City, Dehne says he still loves everything about his job. That is saying a lot, since his line of work is not always easy.
Another neighborhood outreach and clean up is in the books with LPD and partners Dream Center of Lakeland, All Saints' Episcopal Church, Parks & Recreation, New Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, and the City of Lakeland. On Saturday, September 29th, teams of volunteers hit the streets early with mowers, trimmers and trash bags in hand. Thanks to ALL THE VOLUNTEERS who came out and gave of their time!
We STILL have $100 rebates available for City of Lakeland Water Utility customers who have purchased water-saving toilets! Toilets installed on or after October 2017 qualify for this great offer.
As of October 5, 2018
And a few more things that happened this week...