I wish everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July Holiday. Remember to don your red, white and blue, and take the kids with their decorated bikes, tricycles, scooters, wagons and strollers, to tomorrow's Children's Independence Day Parade!
City Hall will be closed Monday in observance of the Holiday. Waste and recycle pickups will be delayed one day next week.
Kids--Decorate your bikes, tricycles, wagons and strollers for tomorrow's Lakeland Children's Independence Day Parade, Windward Slopes Subdivision. Lineup will be at 9:45 a.m., 9677 Cutter Lane.
New Yard Waste Pick-Up Schedule for Residents with Monday Trash Collection.
Lakeland Meetings and Events for July.
Emergency Management Program Monthly Disaster Tip for July.
Recycling Winners Announced.
BOC Meeting Summary for Thursday, July 2nd.
All-in-one 8 week fitness class is held every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m., IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road. Enroll in the class to improve your Health and Reshape your Body.
2010 "Art in City Hall” exhibit on display featuring oil paintings by Lakeland artist Bobbi Cornett.
PAINT YOUR WAGONS!
LAKELAND CHILDREN'S INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, JULY 3RD, WINDWARD SLOPES SUBDIVISION
Lineup will be at 9:45 a.m. at 9677 Cutter Lane
Sponsored by Trustmark Bank
Gather the children, decorate your family and your favorite parade "floats" and participate in the Children's 14th Annual Independence Day Parade in celebration of our Great Nation's birth. The parade route is less than one mile. Non-motorized vehicles of all descriptions are invited to join the parade, including bikes, tricycles, wagons, and strollers. (There is an exception to the non-motorized rule; children's electric, battery operated jeeps and other vehicles are allowed. Gasoline engines are prohibited.)
The Shelby County Sheriff's Traffic Division has provided motorized escort and traffic control in past years. We look forward to their participation again this year on July 3. The children have enjoyed seeing the Deputies, especially those on motorcycles.
Trustmark will have refreshments and gifts. For those coming in from other parts of Lakeland, park on Leeward Slopes and Cutter Cove. Windward slopes residents and guests will gather at 9:45 am in the street in front of 9677 Cutter Lane.
Everyone is invited to join the parade. Support your local Lakeland businesses; they support you.
NEW YARD WASTE PICK-UP SCHEDULE
FOR RESIDENTS WHO HAVE MONDAY TRASH COLLECTION
Effective July 12, 2010, the Wednesday yard waste pick- up route will be split and will include a new Tuesday pick up route. The new pick-up schedule is for those residents in the Monday trash collection area north of I-40 east of Garner Lake and south of Hwy 70. All residents affected by this change will be notified by All Star.
Additional information will be provided by All Star or you may contact Debra at the City of Lakeland (901) 867-2717, ext 204.
LAKELAND MEETINGS AND EVENTS FOR JULY
Bob Wherry, City Manager
Meetings and events for July in Lakeland include the following events and meetings. Additional information is at www.Lakelandtn.gov
-Natural Resources Board, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 8, 2010
-Park and Recreation Board, 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 12, 2010
-Design Review Commission, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2010
-Municipal Planning Commission, 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 19, 2010
-Economic Development Commission, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22, 2010
-Lakeland Family Day, Friday, July 23, 2010 (City Hall Park, movie "The Blind Side" will be shown)
-Board of Commissioners Work Session, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2010
SHOP LAKELAND DAY, SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010-WATCH FOR PROMOTIONS AND SALES AND PLAN ON SHOPPING LAKELAND! (www.ShopLakelandtn.org)
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM MONTHLY DISASTER TIP
Have a Safe Trip
Whether it’s a weekend get away or the vacation of a lifetime, a little time away from home can be full of fun and adventure. For some families and business travelers, however, the prospect of traveling in the wake of 9/11 might still seem a little frightening. The good news is that with a little extra planning and attention to detail, vacations and business trips can still be safe, enjoyable and productive.
In fact, governmental agencies have focused a lot of attention on travel safety since the tragic events of September 11, 2001. New security procedures at airports and on planes have made air travel even safer. The travel and tourism industry has also strengthened programs to ensure that people can enjoy road trips, hotel stays and destination visits with confidence.
As always in these times, it makes sense to be alert and observant. We should always be aware of our surroundings and report any suspicious activities to local authorities. In selecting routes and destinations, we should avoid locations where there is active hostility; contact the U.S. State department if you’re not sure of the threat level in foreign countries. It is always wise to be knowledgeable about your destination, to have planned your trip carefully, and to be courteous guests when we travel.
Based on recent events such as the volcano eruptions that occurred in Iceland, travel can be interrupted for extended periods of time. Have enough cash and credit for your planned trip to handle emergencies such as man-made or natural disasters that may affect your travel plans. Have a wonderful and careful holiday weekend.
Disaster tip information provided by the Emergency Survival Program-(ESP)
AND THE WINNERS ARE . . . . . .
CONGRATULATIONS to the following July Winners, who each won $50 for recycling:
Connie Harris, S. Stewart Road - Annexed Area 5
Edgar Currier,Cedar Point Road - Lakeland Estates
Mark Massey,Shadow Green Lane - Fairway Meadows
Travis Moore, Taos Trail Drive - Creekside Manor
Lakeland's “Get Caught Recycling” program is to encourage increased recycling. It truly “pays” for several Lakeland residents to recycle!
Household addresses are selected in a random drawing. A City representative checks the bins at the houses in the order of the draw. Four households each month that have at least three different types of recycle material receive $50. The winners "caught recycling" are invited to the Lakeland Board of Commissioners meeting the following month for recognition by the Board, and to receive their checks. Items that can be recycled and qualify for the contest are glass, metal cans, aluminum cans, plastics, newspapers, and cardboard boxes broken down to fit inside the recycle bin.
LAKELAND AREA CRIME REPORT
Theft of Watercraft 06/30/10 4200 Loch Meade Point Vandalism/Misdemeanor 06/30/10 9400 KaKi Lane Vandalism/Misdemeanor 06/30/10 9300 Fir Hill Theft from Motor Vehicle 06/30/10 9600 Cedar Mist Cove East Robbery/Individual 06/30/10 9800 Maggie Woods Lane Forcible Rape 06/29/10 2300 Oak Springs Drive
DOUGLAS CURTIS 12/04/91 W M 8474 CLUBVIEW 07/01/10 Court:GS Type: BW Charge: POSS OF CONT SUBSTANCE MARIJUANA DOUGLAS CURTIS 12/04/91 W M 8474 CLUBVIEW 07/01/10 Court:GS Type: BW Charge: POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA SHACARI WOODS 09/02/88 B F 2871 MORNING LAKE 06/30/10 Court:GS Type: BW Charge: OPERATE CAR W/REFLECTORIZED WINDOWS TROY WYATT 12/02/67 W M 10065 WOODLAND BIRCH 06/28/10 Court:GS Type: BW Charge: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE S/R/C
-Lakeland Family Day, Friday, July 23, 2010 (City Hall Park, movie "The Blind Side" will be shown)
-Lakeland Dance, Saturday, July 24, 7:00 p.m., IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING SUMMARY
Thursday, July 1, 6:30 p.m., Lakeland City Hall
I. CALL TO ORDER BY MAYOR: 6:30 p.m.
II. ROLL CALL BY RECORDER: All present
III. PUBLIC DISCUSSION: In favor of New Business #4: Karen Woodward, 9800 Windward Slopes Cv.; Stephanie Lefler, 9606 Oak Point Cv.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA: 1. Approval of Meeting Minutes from Previous Meetings: a. Regular Meeting Minutes, June 03, 2010 2. Approval of Contract to Audit Accounts with Watkins Uiberall for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. (Wherry) 3. Approval of releasing the Letter of Credit for Veranda Woods Planned Development. (Morrissett)Barber motion to approve the Consent Agenda passed 5-0
V. CONSIDERATION & POSSIBLE ACTION ON ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT: Nicholson motion to file the report passed 5-0
VII. PUBLIC DISCUSSION:
VIII. REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS & OTHER OFFICERS: • Report on Additional Yard Waste Collection Route. (Stuckert) Tuesdays have been added to the yard waste pick-up schedule for those living in the Monday trash collection area north of I-40 east of Garner Lake and south of Hwy 70. All residents affected by this change will be notified by All Star.
IX. SEWERAGE COMMISSION BUSINESS: 1. Action on recommendation to the Board of Commissioners to award Sewage Lift Station Emergency Generator Contract to Gephart Electric Construction Company. (Stuckert) Tompkins motion passed 4-0-1(Hartz abstained)
X. OLD BUSINESS:
XI. NEW BUSINESS: 1. Action on Resolution approving a contract with Gephart Electric Construction Company to furnish and install a Sewage Lift Station Emergency Generator. (Stuckert) Tompkins motion passed 4-0-1(Hartz abstained)
2. Action on first reading of an Ordinance prohibiting the accumulation and/or storage of loose limbs, branches and other such yard waste in front yard areas of residentially zoned property within the city limits of the City of Lakeland. (Lakin) Barber motion to approve passed 5-0
3. Action on declaring security in default for Ivy Creek Addition and the City proceeding with road repairs. (Morrissett) Hartz motion to postpone definitely to the next BOC meeting passed 5-0
4. Action on request for Fireworks Display Permit. (Wherry) Part a. Hartz motion to grant the permit and waive the required deposit passed 4-1 (Nicholson); Part b. Hartz motion to reimburse to applicant the 2009 permit fee passed 4-1 (Nicholson)
5. Action on approving the by-laws for the Stormwater Board of Appeals. (Lakin) Barber motion to approve the by-laws amended to include the meeting date scheduled to be held on the third Thursday of the month passed 5-0
XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS: The 14th annual Children’s Independence Day Parade will be held in Windward Slopes at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 3rd. The parade will begin in front of 9677 Cutter Lane, follow a 0.8-mile route (Cutter lane to Leeward Slopes Drive, left on Lighthouse Lane to Windward Slope Drive, then Windward Slope Dr.) to Trustmark Bank on Canada Rd.
XIII. ADJOURNMENT: Barber motion to adjourn at 7:25 pm
BODY FITNESS CLASS Led by Instructor: Jennifer Pede CPT
Join Certified Trainer, Jennifer Pede, for an all-in-one fitness class designed for individuals of all fitness levels. This eight week class is held every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., at the IH Managerial Club House, 4523 Canada Road. This fun and dynamic workout combines strength training and cardio all in one class to get the heart pumping and reshape the body.
Bring an exercise mat, a pair of five-pound dumbbells, and water.
The City of Lakeland is pleased to announce the “2010 Art in City Hall” exhibit on display through December 2010. The exhibit features oil paintings by local artist Bobbi Cornett. Exhibit hours are Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm. For information regarding the current or future shows, please contact Theresa Meyer at 867-2717, ext. 402.
BASKETBALL CAMP JULY 19-22 AT CALVARY CHURCH
Time 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Ages 6-14
Drills & Skills for Life Presented by Andre Turner; Fee $80
"Little General" was an outstanding star for University of Memphis and played six years in the NBA
with the Los Angeles Lakers--Come learn from one of the Best!
TENNIS CAMP JULY 26-29 AT WINDWARD SLOPES PARK
Time 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Ages 6-16
Womeodu Tennis Academy; Fee $110
Learn the basic strokes: Forehand, Backhand, Lob, Serving and more
To register, or for more information, call Brenda Lockhart or Joy Cloud at 867-2717
All Camps are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.
Refunds will be given for camp cancellations
DANCE LESSONS AND DANCE OFFERED WEDNESDAY EVENINGS
Featuring West, Imperial, and East Coast Swing IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road
When: Every Wednesday 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00 Lesson included - No partner needed Lessons are from 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Dance until 10:00 p.m. Drinks and water available for a Donation Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
IH CLUBHOUSE AVAILABLE FOR RENT
The IH Clubhouse is available at special rates for community classes and instructions Monday through Thursday. Call Lakeland City Hall at 867-2717 for additional information. It is also open for viewing every Wednesday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for residents new to Lakeland and anyone interested in renting the Clubhouse. The City of Lakeland schedules the Clubhouse for both public and private events such as Company gatherings, Christmas, birthday, and anniversary parties, weddings, reunions, etc.
For further clubhouse rental information, call City Hall at 867-2717