Canvass Absentee Ballots and Provisional Ballots

Notice is hereby given, that pursuant to Section 102.141, Florida Statutes, the Canvassing Board for the Polk City Special Election to be held April 4, 2017 in Polk City, Florida will convene at 6:00 pm, April 4, 2017 at the Office of the Supervisor of Elections, 70 Florida Citrus Blvd., Winter Haven, Florida, to canvass Absentee Ballots and Provisional Ballots for said election.

Patricia Jackson
City Manager

Changes to Library Hours March 29-31

ATTENTION

March 29-30, 2017 LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED daily during lunch from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm.

Friday March 31, 2017 LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you!
City Management

Notice of City Commission Seat Vacancy

City Commission Seat 3 – There is a vacancy for City Commission Seat 3.  The City Commission is seeking letters of interests to fill the vacancy until April 2018 Election, at which time an election will be held to fill the unexpired term ending April 2020.  The Charter of Polk City requires that members of the City Commission shall be a qualified elector of the city and has been a full-time resident of the city for six (6) months.  Any interested party should submit a letter of interest and/or resume to the Office of the City Manager, 123 Broadway Blvd., SE, Polk City FL  33868, by Thursday, April 13th at 2:00 p.m.  For additional information, please call (863) 984-1375, extension 237.

Patricia R. Jackson, CMC
City Manager/City Clerk

Public Hearing FY 2017-2018 CDBG Municipal Partner Proposal

Polk City is considering submitting a FY 2017-2018 CDBG Municipal Partner Program Proposal to the Polk County CDBG Program for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $8,550.13. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes: 1 To benefit low and moderate income persons; or 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.  Additionally, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and accessibility activities may be conducted as well.

The activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, and neighborhood and community facility development.  Eligible uses of funds include such physical improvement activities as housing rehabilitation, clearance, water, sewer and street improvements, drainage, community facilities, housing site development, and parking.  Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing.  Although it is not anticipated, the City has a plan in place to minimize displacement of persons and provide assistance as a result of any planned CDBG activities

The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the City’s community development needs will be held during a regular City Commission Meeting on Monday, March 20, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 123 Broadway Blvd. SE, Polk City, FL 33868.  Citizens will also have a 30-day time period to submit their comments to the City Manager’s Office. This is a handicapped accessible facility.  Non English-speaking, deaf, or visually impaired persons needing an interpreter or any handicapped person requiring special accommodation should contact the City Manager’s office at (863) 984-1375 (TDD# (800) 955-8771) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION

Swamp-Land Music Festival – Mar 25

Polk City presents…

SWAMP-LAND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Freedom Park – 7750 Berkley Rd, Polk City, FL

FREE ADMISSION

Spend the day listening to LIVE music… Country, Blue Grass, Gospel, and Rock.

Bring chairs or blankets and join us for a fantastic day of entertainment for the whole family.

Food Vendors, Crafts, Exhibits, and Music!!! Giveaway Prizes provided by A-1 Sharpening & Harvest Meat Markets!!!

Hosted by the City of Polk City and brought to you by our wonderful sponsors:

  • Outback Animal Hospital
  • Brynjulfson C.P.A., P.A.
  • Odom Contracting
  • Publix Super Markets
  • Septic Solutions Environmental, Inc.
  • Little Hands Ranch
  • Warren’s RV Park
  • GAI Consultants, Inc.
  • Polk City BBQ Company
  • ACE Storage Facilities

Contact Kelly Downing for more information
Phone: 863-984-1375 ext. 231 | email: kelly.downing@mypolkcity.org

Curbside Clean Up – Sat April 8th

It’s clean up time!

Round up the junk from your basement, garage, back yard, or attic and get it to the curb for the Spring Curbside Clean Up. Here is your chance to place general junk, mattresses/box springs, unusable furniture such as desk, couch, chairs, tables, lamps, tires (with out rims) and appliances (“White Goods”) at your curbside and Republic Services will pick up the items.

How to Participate:

  • Place materials at the curb before 6 a.m. on April 8th, 2017.
  • Do not place materials at the curb two days before the scheduled cleanup day.
  • No Construction Debris: (fence materials, remodel materials).
  • Please do not attempt to help the cleanup crew load your material.
  • No Hazardous waste items (paint, batteries, chemicals or solvents, no asbestos items, motor oil, or antifreeze).
  • No food waste

REMEMBER TO ALWAYS TAKE ITEMS THAT CAN BE RECYCLED TO YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY CHARITY ORGANIZATION.

Election Team Hits the Road for Registration Deadline

POLK COUNTY, FL (February 24, 2017) – The last day to register to vote in the April 4th Municipal Elections is Monday, March 6th, and the Polk County elections office will be offering voter registration services in Polk’s cities and towns conducting municipal elections to ensure that residents there have an opportunity to register before this important deadline.

Mobile registration units will be visiting the cities of Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Frostproof, Haines City, Hillcrest Heights, Lake Wales, Mulberry, and Polk City on Monday, March 6th.  City residents who have not yet registered can sign-up to vote, and voters may update their information if it’s not current with the elections office.  Additionally, voters can obtain information about walk-in voting or request a vote-by-mail ballot.

For more information, visit PolkElections.com or call the Elections Office at 863-534-5888.


Equipo Electoral se Pone en Camino para la Fecha Límite de Inscripción

CONDADO DE POLK, FL  (el 24 de febrero del 2017) – El último día para registrarse para votar en las elecciones municipales del 4 de abril, es el lunes, 6 de marzo.  La oficina de elecciones del condado de Polk ofrecerá servicios de registro del votante en las ciudades y pueblos de Polk que celebrarán elecciones municipales para asegurar que los residentes de esas ciudades tengan una oportunidad de registrarse antes de esta fecha límite importante.

Los equipos de registro móviles visitarán las ciudades y pueblos de Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Frostproof, Haines City, Hillcrest Heights, Lake Wales, Mulberry, y Polk City el lunes, 6 de marzo.  Los residentes de esos municipios que aún no se han registrado pueden registrarse para votar, y los votantes pueden actualizar su información si no está corriente con la oficina de elecciones.  Además, los votantes pueden obtener información acerca de la votación adelantada en la oficina electoral, o pueden solicitar una papeleta de votar por correo.

Para obtener más información, visite PolkElections.com o llame a la Oficina de Elecciones al 863-534-5888.