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ELECTRIC BILL: Lakeland Electric customers will see an increase in their fuel rate to $37.75 per 1,000 kilowatt-hours from $34.25. The first increase in 30 months resulted in part from mechanical difficulties at a natural gas-burning generator.

PARKING: Out: the underused Purple Heart parking spot on Main Street across from Nathan’s. In: Combat-wounded veterans with a Purple Heart license plate can park in any city space for free. (Video: parking workshop)

CITY LAND: Lakeland commissioners voted 6-1 to sell .83 acre of unused land at Kathleen Road and MLK Avenue to lawyer-developers Ron and Matt Clark for $120k. (The city asked $160k, and the Clarks initially offered $106.5k, based on their appraisal.) But commissioners want to change city procedures so sales of commercial land are promoted more vigorously in the future.