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  • Circle B Bar Reserve – Trail Closure

    BARTOW, Fla. (June 17, 2019) – Polk County’s Environmental Lands program has closed a portion of Alligator Alley and all of Marsh Rabbit Run Trail at Circle B Bar Reserve for safety reasons due to an alligator nesting season.

    Alligators often become territorial and protective of their nests and young during this time of year. Visitors may still access the dock and Lake Hancock by hiking the...

  • Agenda Review and Public Hearing Schedule Changes for June 18 meetings

    Bartow, Fla. (June 14, 2019) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners will have Agenda Review for the June 18, 2019 Board Meeting on Monday, June 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Conference Room (407) of the Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow.

    The June 18 Board Meeting will begin at 9 a.m.; however, the Public Hearing has been moved from 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. or immediately ...

  • Polk County Utilities Annual Water Quality Reports Available

    BARTOW, Fla. (June 6, 2019) – The annual Water Quality Reports for all 18 public water systems operated by Polk County Utilities are available online for review or download. Go to Polk-County.net/Utilities, then click on the “Water Quality Reports” icon.

    To request a paper copy, please call the Polk County Utilities office at (863) 298-4100.

     

  • BoCC Agenda Review Meeting Friday

    Bartow, Fla. (May 29, 2019) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review Meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Board Conference Room (Room 407) at the Polk County Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow.

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  • Polk County Helping HANDS program wins national award

    BARTOW, Fla. (May 29, 2019) The National Association of Counties (NACo) awarded Polk County’s Helping HANDS jail transition program an achievement award.  The award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

    “This is another example of the COC’s efforts to recognize and fund innovative programs that improve the quality of life of our...

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