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  • Boil Water Notice Rescinded
    5/28/2017 12:00:00 PM

    Polk County Utilities has rescinded the Precautionary Boil Water notice that was issued Friday, May 26, 2017 for the Utilities’ southwest region. Customers may now safely use tap water for drinking and cooking.  [...]

  • Polk County Utilities issues Precautionary Boil Water Notice
    5/26/2017 12:35:00 PM

    POLK COUNTY UTILITIES has issued a Department of Health required PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE due to a loss of pressure. This affects approximately 5218 service connections. This notice is for customers located in subdivisions and places of business on C.R. 540A from S. Florida Ave. to [...]

  • Ryan Taylor Appointed Assistant County Manager
    5/12/2017 09:40:00 AM

    Bartow, Fla. (May 10, 2017) — County Manager Jim Freeman today announced the appointment of Ryan J. Taylor to the position of assistant county manager, pending confirmation by the Board of County Commissioners. During his career in public service, Taylor served as City Manager of Davenp [...]

  • Indigent Health Care Program Seeks Proposal Applicants
    5/4/2017 03:50:00 PM

        Bartow, Fla. (May 5, 2017) —  Polk County, through its Health and Human Services Division, Indigent Health Care program, is accepting proposals from organizations desiring to provide health care services and/or coordination of services to qualified residents as defined in F.S.212.055 who a [...]

  • Polk County Fire Rescue Members Recognized For Various Achievements(1)
    5/3/2017 03:45:00 PM

    Bartow, Fla. (May 2, 2017) — Members of Polk County Fire Rescue were recognized on April 27, for various accomplishments. The annual Honors and Recognition Ceremony took place at Polk State College Center for Public Safety.   A Unit Citation was given to the crews on Engine 451 and Medic 45 fo [...]

  • BoCC seeking residents to serve on Northeast Polk County Roadway Advisory Committee
    5/2/2017 04:30:00 PM

    Bartow, Fla. (May 2, 2017) — Polk County is seeking an interested resident to fill a single vacancy serving in an advisory capacity as part of the Northeast Polk County Roadway Advisory Committee. The purpose of the citizen/staff committee is to review transportation and/or roadway issues with [...]

  • The annual Polk County Youth Fair, held in January, added goat wrangling to its schedule this year. Image
    The annual Polk County Youth Fair, held in January, added goat wrangling to its schedule this year.
  • NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire visited Lake Wales to dedicate a basketball court. Image
    NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire visited Lake Wales to dedicate a basketball court.
  • The Bone Valley ATV Park opened in February to riders. Image
    The Bone Valley ATV Park opened in February to riders.
  • Polk's Legislative Delegation discusses upcoming issues facing the legislature this year. Image
    Polk's Legislative Delegation discusses upcoming issues facing the legislature this year.
  • Polk County's SWAT Medic team was recognized by the Sheriff's Office. Image
    Polk County's SWAT Medic team was recognized by the Sheriff's Office.
  • Commissioner John Hall speaks during the county's annual retreat. Image
    Commissioner John Hall speaks during the county's annual retreat.
  • The Polk History Center undergoes a facelift, which should be finished later this year. Image
    The Polk History Center undergoes a facelift, which should be finished later this year.
  • Combative Man Bites Polk County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief
    4/28/2017 02:50:00 PM

    Bartow, Fla. (April 28, 2017) — A Polk County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief underwent emergency surgery Tuesday night after he was bit in the arm by a suspect involved in a motor vehicle crash near Winter Haven. Battalion Chief Kevin Shireman, who remains hospitalized but in stable condition, was [...]

  • BoCC Agenda Review Meeting(3)
    4/26/2017 03:25:00 PM

    Bartow, Fla. (April 26, 2017) —  The Polk County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Conference Room (room 407), Neil Combee Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow.   AGENDA Welcome – Commissioner Bell, Chair [...]

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