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Posted on: January 21, 2022

City’s Development Services enhances CRA team

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The City of Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), part of Development Services promotes Darrell Starling, CRA Project Manager and Cheryl Baksh, CRA Specialist.

“Both Darrell and Cheryl have been a key element in the CRA’s suc...

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City Administration
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Business Development Series Event - Community Redevelopment Agency

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Ready to open a business or expand your company’s footprint to an emerging business district?

The Lincoln Avenue Business District is being revitalized by developers to provide business owners new opportunity.

Be one of the first to hear from prop...

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City Administration
Posted on: January 19, 2022

City expands Development Services department to support future growth

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The City of Lake Wales Development Services Director, Mark J. Bennett is expanding his team to support an unprecedented amount of development.

Bennett mentioned his team is prepared to be proactive with developers and builders as new homes and businesses c...

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City Administration
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Road Closure

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US 27 northbound at the SR 60 bridge and US 27 southbound at Central Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, until 5 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2022. The Florida Department of Transportation’s contractor will close the road to...

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City Administration
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Congratulations to Lester Gulledge, Horticulturist

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The City of Lake Wales congratulates Lester Gulledge, Horticulturist, for achieving a Florida Limited Lawn & Ornamental License.

“It’s good for our city to have an Integrated Pest Management Program. The license gives me the authori...

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City Administration
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Congratulations to Mark J. Bennett, Director of Development Services

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The City of Lake Wales congratulates Mark J. Bennett, Director of Development Services, for being selected to join the board of the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA).

“This is a nice compliment to Mark’s 30 years of experience in urban planning, zoni...

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City Administration
Posted on: January 4, 2022

COVID-19 Resources. Information from AdventHealth.

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AdventHealth has requested the City of Lake Wales share the following communication.

AdventHealth physicians say the community’s best defense against the Omicron variant of COVID-19, which is more contagious than previous strains even among those...

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City Administration
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Lake Wales Police Officers spread holiday cheer.

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More than 70 children got an extra special Christmas, the chance to shop and pick out Christmas gifts with Lake Wales Police officers and volunteers from the Police Officers Association (POA). The 13th annual Shop with a Cop event was held on Dec. 16 at W...

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City Administration
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Congratulations to Stephanie Edwards, Support Services and Recreation Manager

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The City of Lake Wales congratulates Stephanie Edwards, Support Services and Recreation Manager, for her achievement in becoming a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

“I am proud of wha...

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City Administration
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Upcoming Road Closure for US 27 at SR 60 Project

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In mid-January 2022, the Florida Department of Transportation’s contractor will close US 27 northbound at the SR 60 bridge and US 27 southbound at Central Avenue, to set beams for the new SR 60 bridge. The closure will take place during one week...

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City Administration
Posted on: December 21, 2021

RAINY DAY ROAD ISSUE NEAR LAKE WALES MUSEUM WILL BECOME HISTORY IN THE COMING MONTHS

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RAINY DAY ROAD ISSUE NEAR LAKE WALES MUSEUM WILL BECOME HISTORY IN THE COMING MONTHS
A road flooding issue all-too-familiar to many Lake Wales drivers should be mostly gone by Florida’s next rainy season.
City commissioners recently approved a dea...
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City Administration
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Congratulations to Autumn Cochella, Development Services Manager

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The City of Lake Wales congratulates Autumn Cochella, Development Services Manager, for her achievement becoming a nationally certified planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Autumn is the most recent certified planner to represen...

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City Administration