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  • Drainage Repairs to Close Singletary Road in Fort Meade for Three Weeks

    Bartow, Fla. (November 8, 2019) — Polk County will close Singletary Road on Tuesday morning for three weeks to replace a failing drainage culvert beneath the roadway just north of H. Kelly Road in unincorporated Fort Meade. Traffic will be detoured along County Line and Avon Park Cutoff Road. Travel delays should be expected due to the length of detour bypassing work zone. Motorists should add...

  • Chandra Frederick appointed Assistant County Manager

    Bartow, Fla. (November 5, 2019) — County Manager Bill Beasley announced the appointment of Chandra Frederick to the position of assistant county manager overseeing the Planning and Development divisions. Confirmation by the Board of County Commissioners was approved today.

    Frederick has more than 20 years of local government and agency experience in land use planning, transportation planning,...

  • BoCC Agenda Review Meeting Friday

    Bartow, Fla. (October 30, 2019) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review Meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Board Conference Room (Room 407) at the Polk County Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow.

    AGENDA


       
    I.     Welcome – Commissioner Lindsey, Chairman

        II. ...

  • November Happenings at the History Center

    Bartow, Fla (Oct. 29, 2019) -- Journey into Polk history this month at the Polk County History Center. The following programs and events are open to the public and free of charge:

    • November’s Family Program – Curators of Curiosity - All Month
      • To commemorate Thanksgiving, celebrate the turkey and make a paper bag turkey hand puppet. History Time Tots, a story and activity time, designed for children ...
  • Fire Rescue to Swear In Chief Weech at Awards Ceremony

    Bartow, Fla. (October 28, 2019) — On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, The public is welcome to attend the Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) Fall Honors and Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Robert Weech will ceremoniously be sworn in and recognized for his appointment as Fire Chief for PCFR. The event takes place at Polk State College Center for Public Safety in Winter Haven at 2:00 p.m.

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