The first Public Meeting for the New Canada Road project is scheduled for Thursday, February 19, 2009 at the IH Managerial Clubhouse from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
The Public Meeting is a "come and go" meeting and is an opportunity for Lakeland residents and interested persons to attend and get information, ask questions and get to discuss the project with Advisory Committee members, Lakeland City staff and project consultants.
This is the first phase of the New Canada Road project. Using the "Context Sensitive Design" concept, "stakeholders" prepare a detailed recommendation to the Lakeland Municipal Planning Commission and Lakeland Board of Commissioners on the alignment, design, amenities and other aspects of the new road.
The project site webpage is www.newcanadaroad.com. The web site has background information, contacts for the Advisory Committee and City of Lakeland staff.
The Advisory Committee members include representaives of all neighorhoods along Canada Road, property owners, liaaisons of the Board of Commissioners, Municipal Planning Commission, Park and Recreation Board and Natural Resources Board.
Advisory Committee members are Vice Mayor Mark Hartz, Dianne Baldi, Tony Neri, Clayton Rogers, Bob Elliott, Pat Smith, Shirlee Clark, Jay Conrad, James Farris, Randy Brockwell, Alison Ely, Tom Benke, Jim Schultz, Jim Rutland, and Paul Hougland.
Plan to attend this meeting, learn,ask questions and meet the Advisory Committee members and staff for this project!