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Monthly MPC Meeting: New Member Named to Commission

By Paul Vandiver, Lakeland Currents staff The Feb. 16 Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) meeting began with the introduction and swearing in of new Board member...

Angie Grooms Appointed to EDC

By Steve Laster, EDC chair The first meeting in 2017 of Lakeland’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) started with the swearing-in of the EDC’s newest member...

LSB Meeting: “Day on the Hill” Plans

During the Lakeland School Board (LSB) meeting tonight (Feb. 13), members approved the legislative agenda which will be presented in Nashville Feb. 21 during...

BOC February Meeting: Bridges to Somewhere and “Live Stream”

The “bridges to nowhere” on Canada Road south of I-40 are finally going “somewhere.” The bridges extensions were among a variety of decisions made by...

BOC Work Session: Marketing Post, AT&T Help, Litter Control Costs

During its regular work session tonight (2.2.17) the BOC (Board of Commissioners) discussed a contract with Pinnacle Planning Advisors to be the City’s consultant...

BOC Meeting: Matt Wright Selected for Open Position

In a special meeting tonight (2.2.17), Matt Wright, former member of the Lakeland School Board, was unanimously selected to fill a seat on the...

City Hall: Job Notice, Special Meeting, Work Session

The City is advertising for a full-time maintenance technician I position. Job description: Performs a variety of the City’s general maintenance functions related to grounds, streets,...

Current Sales Tax Figures for Lakeland

The  chart, below, shows sales tax volume in the City through October 2016.   The table provides dollar amounts of tax revenue from January 2014 through October...

KLB Meets – Previews Volunteer T-Shirts

by Aimee Felker, KLB chair The Keep Lakeland Beautiful Advisory Board (KLB) met Jan. 23 to discuss old business, which included 30 new volunteer t-shirts. The...

Recycling Day is Changing – The Whys and Hows

You’ve seen multiple yellow signs all over the City, alerting you to changes for trash and recycling.  Some received a snail mail letter, stating...