Unit 2 of the decommissioned coal-powered plant was pulled down with cables at 5:40 p.m.
Lakeland Electric is considering a pilot project to create a mini solar power plant during the construction of a new subdivision.
The impact on the planned six-home “Acres at Scott Lake” subdivision is unclear, but Polk County officials are confident the roadway is safe.
Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area as workers try to backfill the hole to stabilize it.
At least two expectant gator moms have built nests and laid eggs near the Marsh Rabbit Run and Alligator Alley trails.
Lakes & Stormwater staff on an airboat helped to extract the partially submerged sedan from a thicket of aquatic plants.
Pollutants, sediment and invasive plants are ongoing challenges for the city’s Lakes and Stormwater Division.
Polk County plans to end curbside recycling in October 2024, but Lakeland residents can continue to use blue bins.
Truck-mounted cameras and warning letters help keep the contamination rates low and increase the dollars the city generates from recycling.
Businesses will pay the same rate to recycle waste as they would to have it dumped at the county landfill.