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Dundee Town Hall Commission Meeting , 27th February, 2018

Tuesday 27th February and the Town of Dundee held its bi-weekly Town Hall Commission Meet at the town’s municipal complex.

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As an open forum for Dundee’s residents , the Commission Meeting was presided over by Mayor Sam Pennant with the Town’s Commissioners being on hand for this gathering. Also present were Town Manager , Deena Ware , Seth Claytor , representing Boswell & Dunlap as the town’s legal counsel and Melissa Glogowski recording the minutes of the meeting.


Mayor Sam Pennant is seen here with a representative from Fiat Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven, Florida

A number of civic awards were handed out to recipients, recognizing their contributions over this past year. Among those receiving awards were Don Woods Opportunity Center, Fiat Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven (FL), Bok Academy, Dundee Elementary Academy and Dundee Middle School among others awarded. Scenes from last night’s event can be seen in the montage presented below.

Town of Dundee
PO Box 100
Dundee ,FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 438-8330
Website : http://townofdundee.com

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2017 Christmas Parade for the Town of Dundee , Florida

On  Saturday , 9th  December the  Town  of  Dundee   held   its  Annual   Christmas  Parade  ,  with  all  of  the Town’s Commissioners turning  out  in   force  for  this  event.   Mayor   Sam  Pennant  and  his  fellow  commissioners  were  part of the  parade  as  they  each   traveled  along  the   route  in  a   brand  new    vehicle from  a  local  dealership.  Several local  businesses and  organizations  were  also  part  of  the  morning’s  festivities ,  as   too were    Santa  and  Mrs. Claus,  who  made  the  event  all   the  more  special  for  the  children  who  were  able  to  meet  them  both  at  the   Dundee  Community   Center, where  they  got  the  chance to  have  their  photo  taken  with   Santa  as  well  as  receiving  an  early Christmas  present.  No  doubt  there  will  be  more at  the  foot  of  their  Christmas  trees  on   Christmas   Eve.

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We  would  like to take  this  opportunity  to  thank  the  Dundee  Public  Library  patrons and  residents  of the  Town  of  Dundee  for  attending  this  event  and  wish  you  all  a  Happy   Christmas  and  a  Prosperous  New  Year  !!!!


Dundee Public   Library

202 East Main Street

Dundee, FL 33838

Telephone number: (863) 439-9424

Facebook.com  : http://facebook.com/DundeeLibraryFl






Town of Dundee Commission Meeting and Swearing In Ceremony …

On Tuesday, 9th May,2017 , the Town of Dundee held its bi-weekly Town Commission Meeting where they had an agenda scheduled for discussion. Also taking place on the date in question was the official swearing-in ceremony for the town’s newest Commission Members , Commissioner Steve Glenn , Seat number 2 , reelected unopposed and Rukhsana Harper ,Seat 4. The two newly elected members will serve on the five-member commission board, headed by Mayor Sam Pennant , with veteran members Bertram ‘Bert’ Goddard and Willie Quarles , incoming Vice Mayor.

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As a precursor to the Commission Meeting , the Town with its invited guests of visiting dignitaries from neighboring Polk County municipalities, the local county government agency and town residents were also invited to a part-take of the hors-d’oeuvres prepared by Remington Miller of Axis Mundi Enterprises , a locally based Personal Event and Catering Company.


Rukhsana Harper is seen here taking her oath of office as she is sworn in Town Commissioner for Seat 4 on the Dundee Town Board of Commissioners . Officiating the ceremony is Town Attorney Frederick J Murphy Jr of Boswell & Dunlap LLP

The Town of Dundee of has seen significant growth under the current administration and much of this has come down to the sound fiscal policies put in place by Town Manager Ryan Taylor and his staff with the backing of the Commissioners. It is certainly hoped that in the coming years we can see this being sustained , while the quality of life for Dundee’s residents continues to improve alongside the economic impact made by our local businesses.

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Town of Dundee
P O Box 1000
Dundee, FL 33838
Website : http://townofdundee.com
Facebook : http://facebook.com/TownofDundeeFl

Boswell & Dunlap LLP
245 South Central Ave
Bartow , FL 33830
Telephone number : (863) 617-7336
Website : http://bosdun.com

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September is Florida Literacy Month , Proclamation Received ….

On Tuesday 23rd August,2016 the Town of Dundee held its bi-weekly Commission Meeting at the town’s Municipal Complex , which is open to Dundee’s residents and members of the public.

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As part of the Commission Meeting , Dundee recognized and proclaimed the month of September Florida Literacy Month , in line with the statewide initiative by the Florida Department of State & Library Information Services . It is a statewide proclamation to recognize the importance of literacy and in particular the value of reading and education within the public school system.

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In recognizing the month and the initiative of the Department of State the town sought to award a memorandum to the Dundee Public Library and their emphasis to acknowledge the month and for all of its continued work within the community involving the local residents as well as the children. On hand to accept the award , representing the library was Dundee Public Library Superintendent Julie Feagle , who accepted the proclamation award from Mayor Sam Pennant .

Florida Department of State Division of Library & Information Services
Website : http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us

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Julie Feagle , Library Superintendent for the   Dundee Public Library gave a presentation to the     Town of Dundee’s Commissioners   at the bi-weekly Town Hall Meeting held at the Dundee Municipal Complex, on Tuesday, 10 th May, 2016, detailing her job criteria and that of the services made available to the public and the town’s residents.

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As part of her presentation Julie made the commissioners aware of the inner workings of the facility as well as informing them of the services available to the public and the assistance provided by Library Staff employees , Eileen Young and Kaliyah Monroe as well the volunteers of the Dundee Public Library. Many of these volunteers in question , volunteer their time through   Friends of The Library Dundee Inc   or they are high school students gaining some work experience through volunteer hours, while obtaining valuable experience and extra curricular credit for their community activities and volunteerism.

In her presentation Julie was able to emphasize the work done by the Dundee Public Library and the volume of the patronage in terms visitors to the facility each month, which is quite considerable given the town’s demographics and is locale within Central Polk County. The Dundee Public Library is one of seventeen libraries within Polk County and is part of the Polk County Library Cooperative , which is headquartered in Bartow, Florida.



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Mayor  Sam Pennant , his fellow Town Commissioners  well as Town Manager   Ryan Taylor    and  Town Clerk    Deena Ware  as well as members of the public and the town’s residents were all present at the presentation made by Julie Feagle senior staff members , all of which was warmly received by those in attendance.

Town of Dundee
PO Box 1000
202 East Main Street
Dundee ,FL , 33838-1000
Telephone number (863) 438-8330
Twitter : http://twitter.com/townofdundeefl
Website : http://townofdundee.com

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee , FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424
Facebook.com : http://facebook.com/DundeeLibraryFl
Twitter.com : http://twitter.com/dundeelibraryfl
Website : https://dundeelibraryflorida.wordpress.com


Town of Dundee Annual Christmas Gathering (2015) …


The Town of Dundee held their annual Christmas Day gathering and the venue for this year’s event was held at the Outback Steakhouse in downtown Winter Haven, Florida. On hand were the town’s employees, volunteers and members of their family who were there, as invited guests. Mayor Sam Pennant , Town Manager Ryan Taylor and Vice Mayor Steve Glenn represented the town’s civic members at the function.

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Dundee remains a growing community and the approximately 3,800 residents have seen growth, aesthetic measures still ongoing , to change the image of the town and to the benefit of the community at large. Mayor Pennant chose this occasion to recognize contributions and efforts of not just the employees of the town , but also the significant contributions made by the town’s volunteers through Friends of The Library Dundee Florida Inc , and the growing influence and raised profile of the Dundee Chamber of Commerce and the new Executive Director Nancy Hicks .

Julie Feagle , Library Superintendent and Library volunteer Steven Kwasnicki
Julie Feagle , Library Superintendent and Library volunteer Steven Kwasnicki

Julie Feagle , Library Superintendent for the Dundee Public Library was on hand with staff members Eileen Young and Kaliyah Monroe , each were rewarded for their continued service to the library and the fact the venue has become so popular among the town’s residents and a number of guests from farther afield. Julie remains resolved in her wish to make the Dundee Public a growing influence within the community and the tie-ins now taking place with Friends of The Library Dundee Inc and their ongoing outreach programs and initiatives with the community each year.

With the FOL President Rukhsana Harper unable to be at this town’s Christmas Party , due to illness. and it was left to fellow volunteers and board members , Mary-Ann Podbielski and Alan Parkins to represent charity in Rukhsana’s absence. Both Mary-Ann and Alan were recognized for their volunteerism with Friends of The Library and continued association with the Dundee Public Library.

Mary-Ann’s story-time sessions and many of the activities and programs she presides over with Rukhsana, have now become appreciated by the town’s civic members, the library , but most of all by the children, who are the main recipients of the goodwill shown.

Alan Parkins , for his part, remains the ever-present individual there at the library, providing the staff with whatever technical assistance he can provide concerning computer issues and just aiding the staff as needed in general. Both volunteers were recognized for their efforts and so too was Rukhsana Harper in her absence.


Alan Parkins ,left , is seen here with Town of Dundee Assistant Vice Mayor Steve Glenn as he receives a civic award for contributions and volunteerism within the Dundee Library as well as being a board member for Friends of The Library Dundee Inc . This was the second civic award received by Alan in the last four years in recognition of his diligent and thankless efforts devoted to the Dundee Public Library as well as to Friends of the Library (FOL) where he is a board member of the charitable organization.


What lies ahead for the Town of Dundee in 2016, can only be judged by the aspirations sought and the efforts being put forth by town’s commissioners, staff and its volunteers. If it can be reminiscent of the achievements made this year, then the town’s residents and the community at large can feel proud of those goals.

As we close out the year, I would like to take the opportunity on behalf of the Dundee Public Library and Friends of The Library Dundee , to wish you all a Merry Christmas , a peaceful and Prosperous New Year !