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Weekly Roundup

2.2 - 2.8.2019


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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Join us this Saturday, February 9th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, as City of Lakeland and Polk County Government Florida Solid Waste Divisions sponsor a FREE Household Hazardous Waste and End-Of-Life Electronics Collection Event, located at 605 Evelyn Avenue (off Parker Street).


Weekly Highlights


🏛️ The City Commission met on 2.4.2019; here's how they voted


📣 Proclamations for Black History Month & Toastmasters International Appreciation Month were proclaimed!


🌷 February's Residential & Commercial Beautification Award winners were honored


🏆 41st Annual MLK Parade winners were presented with their awards


🐕 The Lakeland Police Department hosted regional K9 Field Trials & a public K9 Demonstration!


🏁 The race for Lakeland's new Assistant City Manager got a little narrower


💦 Water quality at Lake Hunter will soon be improving—it was designated as a "priority lake" for remediation


♿ Improved accessibility ramps were added near City Hall


🚗 Lake Morton Drive is getting a facelift (including resurfacing and new safety enhancements)


 🤑 Lakeland Electric announced a number of rebates available to utilities customers


⚾️ The Detroit Tigers' truck full of Spring training supplies arrived in Lakeland!


🎂 ​The Coleman-Bush building turned 10!


✈️ Supersonic fighter jets are coming to Lakeland Linder Int'l Airport


🔥🔥🔥2019 Lakeland Fire Department - SPCA FL Rescued Pets calendars are on sale for $5🔥🔥🔥


🎉 The Lakeland Public Library is celebrating Black History Month


🌻 Parks & Rec hosted the Florida FFA Nursery & Landscape Career Development Event Practice Session


🤔 The City wants to hear from citizens those who wish to make Lakeland more accessible for those with disabilities


🏛️ The cool kids of UthMpact visited us on their Government & Judiciary Leadership Day


👚 Did you know that Toby's Water Warriors can earn free t-shirts?!



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