Archive for the ‘News’ Category

2021 First Thursday Classes

P R E S E N T E D B Y : U F / I F A S E X T E N S I O N P O L K C O U N T Y A N … Continue reading

100th Anniversary of the Chamberlin Building

On Monday, October 4th, 2021, the Lake Alfred City Commission recognized the 100th anniversary of the Chamberlin building and encouraged all Lake Alfred citizens to celebrate the unique historical characteristics of the buildings within our community. Established in 1920, the … Continue reading

Fire Prevention Week 2021

On Monday, October 4th, 2021, the Lake Alfred City Commission officially declared October 3rd – 9th as Fire Prevention Week.  Fire Chief Nix received the proclamation and share with the Commission and attendees that the Fire Department will be available … Continue reading

We’re Hiring! Police Officers

FDOT Old Dixie Trail Study

FDOT is sending notices to all property owners, business owners, interested persons, and organizations to provide the opportunity to give comments to FDOT regarding this project. Comments received by email, mail, virtually, or in-person will be treated the same. While … Continue reading

Constitution Week Celebration

City of Lake Alfred Library is hosting a display for our local students during Constitution Week September 17 – 23, 2021.  The display area will have the signed Lake Alfred proclamation, coloring pages of our Patriots, patriotic stickers, patriotic lapel … Continue reading

We’re Hiring! Building Inspector

We’re Hiring! Service Worker II

We Are Hiring!

2021 Christmas Parade Application

  You can find the application here —>>>  2021 Christmas Parade Application

Labor Day 2021 Sanitation Schedule

Labor Day 2021 Sanitation Schedule Household Garbage:  Monday route will be picked up on Tuesday, September 7. Tuesday route will be picked up on Wednesday, September 8. Wednesday route will be picked up as normally scheduled. Bulk & Brush Debris: … Continue reading

Lakes Appreciation Month

On Monday, July 26, 2021, the Lake Alfred City Commission officially declared July 2021 as Lakes Appreciation Month. The proclamation was received by Ron Schelfo of Ron’s Tackle Box. He said he appreciated the Proclamation, and it was a great … Continue reading

On Monday, July 12, 2021, during the regularly scheduled Commission Meeting,  the Lake Alfred City Commission officially declared the month of July as Parks and Recreation Month. Parks and Recreation Director Weed said he loves our park system, and shared … Continue reading

Community Blood Drive

  On Thursday, July 22, The City of Lake Alfred and South State Bank are partnering to host a Community Blood Drive. The BloodMobile will be located on the South State Bank parking lot located at 155 N Lake Shore … Continue reading

OPENING SOON! Ace Hardware, The Helpful Place

This new Ace Hardware is almost completed at the former Wells Fargo bank site in the heart of the downtown business district of Lake Alfred.  The new address is 184 Lakeshore Way S.  

Officer Leo, K9 Academy Graduate

On Monday, June 21, 2021, during the regularly scheduled City Commission Meeting, Police Chief Bodenheimer presented the department’s newest K9 Unit, Officer Leo.  Partnered with Handler Officer Lopez, Leo is 16 months old and has recently completed his Police K9 … Continue reading

Derrick Eady – Employee of the Quarter

On Monday, May 17, 2021, during the regularly scheduled Commission Meeting, Public Works Director John Deaton presented Derrick Eady with the Employee of the Quarter Award.  He said Derrick Eady is the City of Lake Alfred Senior Sanitation Driver. During … Continue reading

Director John Deaton, Years of Service Recognition

On Monday, May 17, 2021, during the regularly scheduled Commission Meeting, City Manager Leavengood recognized Public Works Director John Deaton for his twenty years of service.  He said it was a rare opportunity for him to recognize one of his … Continue reading

National Police Week 2021

On Monday, May 3, 2021, the Lake Alfred City Commission officially declared the week of May 9-15 as National Police Week. WHEREAS, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day … Continue reading

City Commission Oath of Office

On Monday, May 3, 2021, Mayor Nancy Z. Daley and Commissioner Mac Fuller were sworn into office for a term of four years.   Learn more about our City Commission here.

City of Lake Alfred Bass Project

The City of Lake Alfred Bass project began in 2018 by Commissioner Charles Lake and former Commissioner John Duncan.   The design was based on the City’s logo and approved by the City Commission in 2019.  There were a total of … Continue reading

Commissioner Charles Lake – Service Recognition

At the City Commission meeting on Monday, April 19, 2021, Mayor Nancy Z. Daley and the City Commission recognized Commissioner Charles Lake, thanking him for his service to the citizens of the City of Lake Alfred.  Commissioner Lake will have … Continue reading

April is National Donate Life Month

On Monday, April 5, 2021, the Lake Alfred City Commission officially declared the month of April as Donate Life Month.  April is also National Donate Life Month. WHEREAS, one of the most meaningful gifts that a human beings can bestow … Continue reading

Water Conservation Month

On Monday, April 5, 2021, the Lake Alfred City Commission officially declared the month of April as Water Conservation Month.  While it is just a simple statement, taking the time to issue the proclamation shows that the Lake Alfred City … Continue reading

National Medication Take Back Day April 24, 2021

Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Medication Take Back Day is Saturday, April 24, 2021. Be green and keep kids safe by dropping off unwanted or expired HUMAN and PET MEDICATION. Safe Disposal Drop Off Locations in Polk County include the Lake … Continue reading

Firefighter Sean Sweat, Promotion Recognition

On Monday, April 5, 2021, during the regularly scheduled Commission Meeting, Fire Chief Wallace Nix recognized Firefighter Sean Sweat’s promotion to full-time Firefighter (which could not be recognized at the time due to COVID). Firefighter Sean Sweat started with the … Continue reading

Firefighter Will Flack, Promotion Recognition

On Monday, April 5, 2021, during the regularly scheduled Commission Meeting, Fire Chief Wallace Nix recognized Firefighter Will Flack’s promotion to full-time Firefighter (which could not be recognized at the time due to COVID). Firefighter Will Flack started with the … Continue reading

Captain Robert Turner, Promotion Recognition

On Monday, April 5, 2021, during the regularly scheduled Commission Meeting, Fire Chief Wallace Nix recognized Captain Robert Turner’s promotion to Fire Marshal in 2020 (which could not be recognized at the time due to COVID). Captain Robert Turner started … Continue reading

Community Egg Hunt

Join us on Saturday, April 3 at 10 am for a Community Egg Hunt sponsored by the Lake Alfred Lions Club and the First Baptist Church of Lake Alfred together with the City of Lake Alfred.  The location of this … Continue reading

Drive Thru COVID-19 Vaccinations

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church – Lake Alfred & Central Florida Health Care DRIVE THRU COVID-19 VACCINATIONS UPDATE – Gov. DeSantis: All Floridians 18+ will be eligible to receive vaccine beginning April 5.  Persons 40+ eligible beginning March 29th –  Eligibility … Continue reading

Vote-By-Mail Drop Box

Six local cities will hold elections on April 6: Bartow, Dundee, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lake Wales, and Lakeland. The Polk County Supervisor of Elections office has provided drop boxes in the cities that remain open to the public and … Continue reading

Purple Heart City Proclamation

On Monday, March 15, 2021, the Lake Alfred City Commission officially declared its support for the members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded or died by an instrument of war in the hands of our Nation’s enemies by … Continue reading

Purple Heart City

The City of Lake Alfred is declaring its support for the members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded or died by an instrument of war in the hands of our Nation’s enemies by becoming a Purple Heart City. … Continue reading

Recycling Information

Over the next couple of weeks, Public Works employees will be placing the following information sticker on all City Recycle Bins.  If you have questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 863-298-5458.

Parks Master Plan in Action: Central Park

February 2021 – Work began on phase one at Central Park in accordance with the approved Parks Master Plan.  Phase one encompasses the football field and the parking lot.  These are exciting times for the future of our parks. The … Continue reading

COMING SOON! ACE Hardware

Lake Alfred is growing!  ACE Hardware broke ground and began building its Lake Alfred location in early February 2021.  Located on the corner of Lakeshore Way S. and E. Pierce St., Lake Alfred residents will have a new addition to … Continue reading

Charter Review Committee, Thank You for Your Service

On Monday, February 15, 2021, during the regularly scheduled City Commission Meeting, Mayor Daley presented the Charter Review Committee by calling Ron Schelfo, Herb Nigg, Brenda Arnold, and John Duncan up to the front of the chambers and shared Loretta Vittorio … Continue reading

Commissioner Albertus Maultsby, 20 Years of Service Recognition

On Monday, February 15, 2021, during the regularly scheduled City Commission Meeting, Commissioner Albertus Maultsby was recognized by the Florida League of Cities for his 20 years of service to the citizens of the City of Lake Alfred. In part, … Continue reading

Lieutenant Jennifer Gillett, 25 Years of Service Recognition

On January 4, 2020, during the City Commission meeting, Chief William Bodenheimer presented Lieutenant Jennifer Gillett the 25 Year Service Recognition Award for her time with the Lake Alfred Police Department. Chief Bodenheimer expressed his appreciation for her service and … Continue reading

Officer Carlos Diaz, 5 Years of Service Recognition

On Monday, February 1, 2021, during the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting, Chief Bodenheimer recognized Officer Carlos Diaz for his 5 years of service with the Lake Alfred Police Department.

Officer Juan Lopez, 10 Years of Service Recognition

On Monday, February 1, 2021, during the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting, Chief Bodenheimer recognized Officer Juan “Tony” Lopez for his 10 years of service with the Lake Alfred Police Department as the K9 Police Officer.         … Continue reading

Lake Alfred Police Department K-9 Wil Retirement

On Monday, February 1, 2021, Police Chief Bodenheimer recognized Wil, Police K-9 for his years of service with the Lake Alfred Police Department. Police Chief Bodenheimer began by telling the story behind the name “Wil” – Robert “Bob” Williams.   A … Continue reading

Black History Month Proclamation

On Monday, February 1, 2021, Mayor Nancy Daley proclaimed February as Black History Month in the City of Lake Alfred.  The proclamation was received by Pastor Richard Blocker of Church of God by Faith and Brenda Arnold, Citizen of Lake … Continue reading

Lake Alfred Christmas Parade

Free Face Mask Available to the Public

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, masks will be distributed at the following City locations:   Highlands Community Center Fruitland Park 700 N. Third St.   Tuesday & Thursday July 21 & July 23 9 AM – 11 AM … Continue reading

Polk County Curfew

Curfew extended in Polk County June 1 City Commission meeting canceled in observation of Polk County curfew.   For more information, click here.  

COVID-19 UPDATE #3

April 3, 2020 CITY OF LAKE ALFRED: OPERATIONAL CHANGES Playgrounds, Public Library, Public Restrooms, Athletic Courts (Basketball & Tennis) and Pavilions will be CLOSED while the Stay-at-Home order is in effect. Boat Ramps and Trails will remain OPEN. Please observe … Continue reading

CENSUS 2020 – Happy Census Day!!

Today is Census Day! It’s time to respond and complete the #2020Census so you and your community can be counted! It takes only 10 minutes to complete the Census online at https://my2020census.gov/. Below is our latest self-response rate for the City of Auburndale. … Continue reading

COVID-19 UPDATE #2

  March 20, 2020  |  5:15 pm Effective Sunday, March 22, 2020, all City Offices are closed to the public except for essential services and any services that can be paid online, by telephone, or by electronic means. This affects … Continue reading

COVID-19 UPDATE

March 19th, 2020  |  12:20 pm As the COVID-19 situation develops, City Administration is closely monitoring multiple resource outlets to make the best decision for the safety of our residents, visitors, and staff. All Municipal programs and events are closed … Continue reading

John “Randy” Knight, 5 Years of Service Recognition

  On March 2, 2020 Public Works Director John Deaton presented the 5 Years of Service Recognition award to John Randy Knight, Service Worker II. We are here to recognize Randy for his five years of service with the City … Continue reading

Amee Bailey, 5 Years of Service Recognition

  On February 17, 2020, City Manager Ryan Leavengood presented the 5 Years of Service Recognition award to Ameé Bailey. City Manager Leavengood stated this is a rare opportunity for him to recognize one of his management team.  Ameé Bailey … Continue reading

FIRE CHIEF WALLACE NIX SWEARING IN

FIRE CHIEF WALLACE NIX SWEARING IN On Monday, February 17, 2020, at the City Commission Meeting Wallace Nix was sworn in as the new Fire Chief. Fire Chief Wallace Nix has been with the City of Lake Alfred 28 years, … Continue reading

Amber Deaton, 15 Years of Service Recognition

On February 3, 2020 City Manager Ryan Leavengood presented the 15 Years of Service Recognition award to Amber Deaton, Finance Director, CPA City Manager Leavengood stated every now and then he is able to bring recognition to one of his … Continue reading

Robert Turner, 15 years of Service Recognition

  On January 6, 2020 Deputy Fire Chief Wallace Nix presented the 15 Years of Service Recognition award to Robert Turner, Captain, Firefighter/EMT and Fire Inspector. Robert Turner has been a member of the Lake Alfred Fire Department since December … Continue reading

Charles Parr, 10 Years of Service Recognition

On January 6, 2020 Fire Chief Chris Costine presented the 10 Years of Service Recognition award to Charles Parr, Firefighter/EMT . Charlie has been in the Fire Service for 32 years.  He began his career as a volunteer firefighter with … Continue reading

Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives

Notice is hereby given that the City of Lake Alfred, Florida has prepared a draft Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) in preparation of environmental remediation to be conducted at 505 S LAKE SHORE WAY / 0 SHINN BLVD.  The … Continue reading

Adam Leatherberry, Employee of the Fourth Quarter

  On December 2, 2019 the Employee of the Quarter was awarded to Adam Leatherberry, School Resource Police Officer with the Lake Alfred Police Department.  The award was presented by the Police Chief William Bodenheimer. Officer Adam Leatherberry began his … Continue reading

Mike Davis, 10 Years of Service Recognition

On November 4, 2019 Public Works Director John Deaton presented the 10 Years of Service Recognition award to Mike Davis, Public Works Superintendent. We are recognizing Mike Davis for his ten years of service with the City of Lake Alfred.  … Continue reading

Cheryl Vice, Employee of the Third Quarter

On October 21, 2019 the Employee of the Quarter was awarded to Cheryl Vice, Service Worker II in the Parks & Recreation Department.  The award was presented by the Parks & Recreation Director Richard Weed. “Cheryl came to work for … Continue reading

Eddie Adams, 5 Years of Service Recognition

On September 26, 2019 Public Works Director John Deaton presented the 5 Years of Service Recognition award to Eddie Adams, City Mechanic. Director John Deaton stated Eddie has been with the City for five years, he has been able to … Continue reading

Kimberly Walker, 10 Years of Service Recognition

On September 26, 2019 Parks & Recreation Director Richard Weed presented the 10 Years of Service Recognition award to Kimberly Walker,  Library Assistant in the Lake Alfred Public Library. Director Weed stated that Kimberly Walker has been working at the … Continue reading

Cynthia Daniels, 10 Years of Service Recognition

On September 26, 2019 Police Chief Bodenheimer presented the 10 Years of Service Recognition award to Cynthia Daniels, Communication Operator in the Lake Alfred Police Department. Chief Bodenheimer stated Cynthia started her career at the Lake Alfred Police Department on … 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

Celeste Stillion, Employee of the Second Quarter

   On August 6, 2019 the Employee of the Quarter award was given to Celeste Stillion, Communications Coordinator with the Lake Alfred Police Department.  The award was presented by the Chief of Police William Bodenheimer. “Celeste Stillion began her career … Continue reading

Rachel Puentes, Employee of the First Quarter

On June 3, 2019 Finance Director Amber Deaton presented the Employee of the Quarter award to Rachel Puentes, Utility Billing Clerk. “I am so proud to recognize an employee that has made a great impact on my department, Rachel Puentes. … Continue reading