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Parks & Recreation Director Richard Weed, 5 Years of Service Recognition

      City Manager Leavengood stated the Parks and Recreation Department is not about one specific thing there is a facility side, a maintenance side, and the event side.  It is working with the complexity of Mackay Gardens and … Continue reading

Citizen Recognition: James Walton

  Lt. Gerald Dempsey presented Lake Alfred Citizen James Walton with a Citizen Recognition Award during the City of Lake Alfred Commission Meeting on Thursday evening September 12, 2019 “I believe that there are about a thousand different ways to … Continue reading

Police Officer Gettle receives 15 Years Service Recognition

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, Police Chief Bodenheimer presented Officer Anthony Gettle with his 15 Years of Service recognition plaque.  Officer Anthony Gettle began working for the Lake Alfred Police Department starting on Sept. 1st, 2004. While working for the … Continue reading

9/3 Planning Board- CANCELLED

The Planning Board Meeting scheduled for September 3rd is being cancelled due to the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Dorian.  The hearing will be re-scheduled for September 24th. Stay safe everyone!


For the most up-to-date information please visit the National Hurricane Center,   NHC.NOAA.GOV For residents in low lying areas and those prone to flooding, sand is available behind the tennis courts next to City Hall.

School is Back in Session

It is that time of year again and by following some simple safety tips we can all make sure children are safe. Motorists: Slow down. Be especially careful when driving on neighborhood streets and around school zones, always expect the … Continue reading


September 2nd City offices and the library will be closed in observance of Labor Day Please see the Sanitation Schedule below. HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE: MONDAY ROUTES WILL BE PICKED UP TUESDAY (ALL OTHER ROUTES STAY THE SAME) HOUSEHOLD JUNK: NO MONDAY … Continue reading


POLICE OFFICER SWEARING IN CEREMONY   Chief Art Bodenheimer introduced the new Police Officer Brad Callaway stating he comes to Lake Alfred from another City and he has shown his professionalism and his ability.  His wife was present to pin … Continue reading


POLICE OFFICER SWEARING IN CEREMONY   Chief Bodenheimer introduced Officer Clyde Harris Jr. stating he comes to Lake Alfred from Winter Haven bringing 17 years of experience. He came to the City at a time Lake Alfred needed more officers, … Continue reading

Medication Take Back Day

The Lake Alfred Police Department will be accepting unwanted or expired HUMAN and PET medications on Saturday April 27, from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information or other drop-off locations, contact StandUP Polk at 863-802-0777

RFP for Civil Engineering and Consultant Services

The City of Lake Alfred, Florida is soliciting engineering firms to provide a proposal for engineering and consultant services in relations to future projects and various needs of the City. INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBMITTING ORGANIZATIONS All PROPOSALS must be in a … Continue reading

2018 Employee of the Year – Mamie Drane

City Manager Ryan Leavengood presented Mamie Drane with the Employee of the Year at the Employee Holiday Party on December 14, 2018.  Mamie is currently Deputy City Clerk and has been a great asset to the City of Lake Alfred.  … Continue reading

20 Years of Service – Captain Brian Beasley

Fire Chief Chris Costine presented Captain Brian Beasley with his 20 Years of Service award on Monday evening, February 18th and stated that Captain Beasley started his career with the Lake Alfred Fire Department in 1992 as a volunteer firefighter … Continue reading

Five Years of Service Recognition – Keri Jones

Director Richard Weed presented Keri Jones with her Five Years of Service.   Keri is the Children’s Librarian and does more than just story time. She helps plan summer entertainment for the library and summer recreation, hosts the Library’s annual egg … Continue reading

Five Years of Service Recognition – Patsy Esposito, Jr.

Director John Deaton presented Patsy Esposito, Jr.  with his Five Years of Service plaque.  Mr. Deaton stated that Pat Esposito has been with the City of Lake Alfred since February 2014.  Pat works in the Public Works Utility/Service Department and … Continue reading

Employee of the Quarter – Linda Snell

Director Richard Weed presented Linda Snell as employee of the quarter.  He stated that Linda came to work for the library in July of 2015 as a library assistant. During her interview Linda Hitchcock and I felt that while she … Continue reading

2019 Election Notice

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Florida Statutes 100.021; the City of Lake Alfred will conduct its Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing, at … Continue reading

Proposed Impact Fee Changes

Notice is hereby given that the City of Lake Alfred City Commission will consider the following Ordinances on second/final reading and hold a public hearing on Monday, November 19, 2018, at 7:30 pm in the Lake Alfred City Commission Chambers … Continue reading

Employee of the Quarter – AJ Hunter

Parks and Recreation Director Weed stated that AJ came to work for the City as a part-time employee for the streets department in April 2017. As a part-time employee his work ethic was quickly noticed and when the opportunity arose … Continue reading

Amendment 1 Information

Amendment 1 would provide for a homestead exemption on the portion of home values between $100,000 and $125,000, meaning the $25,000 between $100,000 and $125,000 of a home’s value would be exempted from property taxes other than school district taxes. … Continue reading

Kendon Daniels – 5 Years

Public Works Director Deaton recognized Kendon Daniels for five years with the City.  He recapped Kendons progress from the mowing crew to Lead Wastewater Operator.  He stated that not many people take advantage of the promotion opportunities provided to service … Continue reading

Micki Bond – Employee of the Quarter

Finance Director Amber Deaton stated Micki Bond began employment with the City on February 8 of 2017 as a part time, and she was promoted to permanent part time on December 11, 2017.  Her past work experience has elevated operations … Continue reading

Jason Pitts – 5 Years

Director Richard Weed presented Jason Pitts with a five year service award.  He stated that Jason started in the streets department where he was noticed for his work, knowledge of plants and ability to do a wide assortment of jobs.  … Continue reading

Administration Building Remodel

The City Administration Building is being remodeled and construction begins on Tuesday July 10th.  The billing office will be temporarily located in the Public Works office.  Please follow the signs in front of the City Administration office.  We apologize in … Continue reading

Potential Duke Energy Transmission Lines

City staff recently attended a public workshop on the proposed Duke transmissions line project.  Duke Energy purchased the Osprey Energy Center in Auburndale.  They are now evaluating routes to connect that plant to the one in Haines City.  One of … Continue reading

National Police Week and K-9 Awards

Mayor Lake read the proclamation recognizing May 13 through the 19, 2018 as National Police Week urging all citizens to publicly salute the service of law enforcement officers in our community and in communities across the nation. Police Chief Bodenheimer … Continue reading

Mamie Drane – Employee of the Quarter

Community Development Director Bailey stated Ms. Drane  has worked in for the City for 5 years and that she has been an invaluable resource through the reorganization of Community Development and the City Clerk’s Office.  As a part of this … Continue reading

Internet Disruption/ Utility Billing

Due to an internet outage, we understand that customers were not able to make their utility payments on May 15th.  Therefore, the City has extended the payment deadline to May 16th.  Customers can make payments online, by phone, or in … Continue reading

LT. Dempsey – 30 Years

Chief Bodenheimer explained that this award is not earned by many in the Law Enforcement profession for many reasons. It is with great pleasure that I am able to present this award to Lt. Gerald Dempsey tonight. Lt. Dempsey served … Continue reading

Officer Robert Lewis – Pinning

Police Chief Art Bodenheimer stated tonight we will honor Robert Lewis, he has been with the City for almost a year.  He has been on his own for eight months working the streets.  Before coming to Lake Alfred served his … Continue reading

Donnie True – 10 Years

Donnie True has served as the part-time Building Official for the City of Lake Alfred for 10 years after a stint as a full-time Official.  Now that does not mean he works part-time.  He is also the Building Official for … Continue reading

Off. Adam Leatherberry – 5 Years

Officer Leatherberry began his law enforcement with Lake Alfred Police Department November 21, 2009.  He worked with the patrol division until August 28, 2013, when he went to work for Winter Haven Police Department.  In February 2016 he returned to … Continue reading

Capt. Jeff Allen – 20 Years

Fire Capt. Jeff Allen actually has more than 20 years with the Lake Alfred Fire Dept.  He started volunteering at the fire department 10 years prior to his hire date at age 17 in 1987.  In 1991 Jeff enrolled at … Continue reading

Survey – Parks and Rec Planning

Are you interested in what happens in the City?  Do you have ideas for improvements?  Then this survey is for you.  Help us as we plan for the future of the Parks and Recreation Facilities in the City.