Gigabit Lakeland: The Lakeland City COmmission instructed staff to “put together a bid package to find a consultant” toward creating a test city-owned broadband service. “There are other cities in the country that are just doing it better than we are,” (Commissioner Don) Selvage said. “Here we are on a gold mine of 330 miles of fiber, and we can’t seem to make the next leap.”

Lakeland Volunteers: Pam DeNeve is one of the 12 Faces of Christmas for her volunteer work at Circle B Bar Reserve.

Business Park Expansion: The City Commission approved a 29 acre expansion of the business park next to the BridgeWater community on Highway 33. The remaining 87 acres of the former golf course is slated to become recreational land.

LKLDNow Bonus: This map, from the ordinance, should help readers visualize the area of the business park expansion. The ordinances can be read on the city website: 17-055, 17-056, and 17-057.

Source: The Ledger

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