City of Lakeland Gas Pipeline Maintenance

GAS PIPELINE MAINTENANCE – LOUD NOISE MAY BE HEARD

The City of Lakeland will be purging approximately 7 miles of natural gas pipeline so that a qualified gas pipeline contractor can replace a pipe. The venting process will take place on November 13, 2017 at The FGT, Polk City Gas Yard on Old Polk City Road. There could be a very loud high pitched noise that may for one – two hours as the system is purged.

When pipeline segments are taken out of service for maintenance purposes, it is standard practice to depressurize the pipeline and vent the system. An inert gas (nitrogen) is used to purge any residual natural gas contained within the pipeline to make it safe for the maintenance work to occur.

After the pipe is installed, natural gas will be allowed to flow back into the pipeline.

The recharging of the natural gas pipeline is scheduled to occur between November 14th and 17th, 2017 depending on how the work progresses. When the inert gas is purged there will be a loud high pitched noise at McIntosh Power Plant, 3030 E. Lake Parker Drive, Lakeland.

Any questions should be directed to Mr. John Durbin of Lakeland Electric. You can phone him at (863)834-8600 or email him at john.durbin@lakelandelectric.com.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENT CITY OF POLK CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENT CITY OF POLK CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

Please take notice that the City of Polk City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the City of Polk City Council Chambers, 123 Broadway Boulevard SE, Polk City, Florida, regarding the following:

City-initiated text amendment to the Polk City Comprehensive Plan to add policies to allow for the Transfer of Development Rights from the Polk City Exemption Area to the Polk City Special Protection Area.

And

City-initiated text amendment to the Polk City Land Development Code to add regulations to allow for the Transfer of Development Rights from the Polk City Exemption Area to the Polk City Special Protection Area.

Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the City of Polk City Planning Commission, Polk County, Florida, in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based.  Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the City Clerk 48 hours in advance of the meeting at (863) 984-1375.

 

 

 

 

Polk Debris Drop Off Sites Open for Residents

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact: Jeremy Maready, Communications Specialist

(863) 534-6094 (office)  (863) 344-2037 (cell)

 

Polk Debris Drop off Sites Open for Residents

 Bartow, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2017) — Polk County will again open two sites Friday where residents can drop off vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma.

The sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Monday and will be at:

  • 5901 Strickland Ave. in Lakeland, on the west side of the road at the ball park
  • Tabor Road in Lakeland, at the intersection of North Galloway Road and Mt. Tabor Road in the northwest corner of the intersection. This is across the street from 3008 Mt. Tabor Road.

These sites will be limited to Polk County residents only and staff members will be checking identification to confirm and document their address. There will be no charge for disposal at the sites, but there are a few restrictions. Two other sites, in Poinciana and Haines City, have been closed because of a lack of customers.

 To be eligible for dropping off vegetative debris, residents must abide by several restrictions, which include:

  • Personal vehicles (cars/trucks)
  • Trailers not exceeding 8 feet x 16 feet
  • Vegetative debris only (branches, tree trunks, shrubs, etc.)
  • Excludes commercial customers

The opening of these sites is in addition to the North Central Landfill where disposal fees have been lifted until further notice from the county manager.

  • The landfill hours for accepting this material will be as follows:
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Residential vegetative debris will bypass the landfill scale and will be directed to a designated staging area at the west end of the Materials Recovery Facility