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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.

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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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Dundee Public Library New Drop-box

The Dundee Public Library now has a new drop-box (located at the rear of the main entrance to the Dundee Town Hall & Municipal Complex) for use by the patrons of the library for their returning books and DVD’s. Please note, this newly designed drop-box has two partitions, one on the left, will which will be for books , while the other , to the right, will be for DVD’s. There will be a $1.00 fine levied against the account of library patrons if an item is returned in the drop-box and placed in the wrong compartment . Damaged items , once assessed by the staff , again, the patron will be charged and notified , as per the library’s usual protocols.


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We encourage the patrons to make sure they follow these instructions , in order to facilitate an efficient service for all. The Dundee Public Library is here to serve its patrons in the usual friendly and professional manner and we appreciate your patronage of this facility and making use of the services offered.

Julie Feagle , Library Superintendent
Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee, FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424
Facebook.com : http://www.facebook.com/DundeeLibraryFl
Twitter.com :http://www.twitter.com/dundeelibraryfl

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Emergency Service Facilities for the Town of Dundee, Florida …

Town of Dundee , Florida officially opened the Emergency Services’ operations for its very own Fire Department and a sub-station for the Polk County Sheriffs’ Department . The ribbon-cutting ceremony was officiated by Vice Mayor Bertram ‘Bert’ Goddard and Commissioner Steve Glenn . Overseeing the ceremony to open both venues was Town Manager Ryan Taylor . Also in attendance , were visiting dignitaries from the town of Lake Alfred as well Auburndale. Lake Hamilton Mayor Marlene Wagner , along with a number of administrative staff along officer from the town’s Police Department were in attendance.

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With a growing economic base and demographics within the Town of Dundee , the municipality is now witnessing the rise of its profile and the opening of the Sheriff’s substation which will be presided over by Sergeant Doug Tanner of the PCSO (Polk County Sheriffs’ Office and the Fire Department by Chief Joe Carbone . These two facilities will provide the town with a rapid response team for a wide variety of emergency services as well as dealing with local issues of crime within the area. It will also create an atmosphere that the town is finally on the map and can measure up to some of its larger counterparts within Polk County.


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The Dundee Fire Chief Joe Carbone (left)  is seen here speaking with a journalist from The Ledger .


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Town of  Dundee
PO Box 1000
Dundee  FL ,33838
Telephone :  (863)  438-8330
Website : http://www.townofdundee.com

The Dundee Public Library Begins its Christmas Celebrations ….

In the spirit of Christmas and the Yuletide festivities which comes with the season , the Dundee Public Library and the staff members began with the decorating of the library itself, along with the customary Christmas Tree.

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Library Superintendent Julie Feagle watched as staff member Kaliyah Monroe undertook this task with the help of Nicole Santana . They dressed the tree with the customary ornaments, creating the festive mood associated with Christmas.

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee, FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424


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


Big Idea Balloons post-event …

On Wednesday morning the Dundee Public Library and Friends of The Library Dundee Inc hosted another Summer Reading Program event at the Dundee Community Center, Dundee, Florida. As hosts of the event , we had Keith Harvey of Big Idea Balloons entertaining the children with an array of magic tricks , while parents , guardians, children and even library staff members participated in assisting Keith with his performance. A fun morning was indeed on the agenda, with a little comedy thrown in for good measure by the magician.


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With each of the events planned by the Dundee Library and Friends of The Library, our intent is provide an environment for the children to have a great deal of fun at each function. As the Summer comes to a close , we hope all of the attendees, along with their guardians and parents have enjoyed the experience we have provided. The library’s staff and volunteers’ endeavor has been to make each of the scheduled events a singular yet enjoyable experience for everyone. We hope through the remainder of the Summer, all of the attendees for our upcoming events are able to have a great deal of fun, while making some new and long-lasting friendships.

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee, FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Friends of The Library Dundee Inc
PO Box 1467
Dundee, FL 33838

Dundee Community Center
603 Lake Marie Boulevard
Dundee , FL 33838

Big Idea  Balloons

Website : http://bigideaballoons.com/about

 


 

 

Patriotic Craft Day …

Patriotic Craft Day ..

Wednesday 29th June, 2016 , please join us at the Dundee Community Center, Dundee , Florida when the Dundee Public Library in conjunction with Friends of The Library Dundee Inc present their Patriotic Craft Day (from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm) . This will be a morning filled with a great deal of fun and entertainment with music being supplied by DJ Ric. Kids within the community are invited to attend in the accompaniment of a parent or guardian.

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Please note as with our earlier events , the children in attendance are required to pre-register for each of the events within our Summer Reading Program Schedule. In order to register child for the event , a parent or guardian simply has to call the library , providing a staff member with the relevant information required or they can visit us in person here at the Dundee Public Library. Registration is required by no later than Monday, 27th June .

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Wednesday’s event will begin at 10:00 am , ending at 12:00 pm and as part of the morning’s entertainment there will be arts and crafts , as well as Miss Mary Ann telling the children stories associated with founding of the nation .

Dundee Community Center
603 Lake Marie Boulevard
Dundee , FL 333838

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee, FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424
Facebook.com : http://facebook.com/DundeePublicLibraryFl

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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

 

Hearing Loss of America Proclamation Month : May , Better Speech & Hearing as Recognized by the Town of Dundee , Florida

Hearing Loss of America Proclamation Month : May , Better Speech & Hearing , as Recognized by the Town of Dundee, Florida

On Tuesday , 26th April , 2016 at the Town of Dundee’s bi-weekly Commission Meeting, a proclamation was made to make the month of April , National Hearing Loss Awareness Month . Accepting this proclamation was the Lakeland Chapter President , Elaine Goddard , on behalf of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLA) . Mayor Sam Pennant presented the award on behalf of the Town of Dundee to the HLA Lakeland Chapter President .

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Mrs Goddard , is also the wife of Town Commissioner Bert ‘ Bertram ‘ Goddard , who also is a member of the HLA Lakeland Chapter. In accordance with the town’s ongoing support of many of the local charities within Polk County ,the Town Commission was proud to make this proclamation , while also acknowledging the efforts of Elaine Goddard and her fellow volunteers within the HLA .

The Dundee Public Library hosted a Hearing Loss Seminar in May of 2015, which was a well attended event. It is the intention of the Library to co-host another event with Friends of The Library Dundee Inc, in conjunction with the Hearing Loss Association of America (Lakeland Chapter) during the Summer. A date has yet to be set, but detailed information will be provided to the public closer to the time we intend to schedule this seminar.

 

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

Friends of The Library Dundee Inc
PO Box 1467
Dundee , FL 33838-1467
Telephone number (407) 247-8906
Facebook.com : http://facebook.com/FriendsofTheLibraryDundeeFl

Hearing Loss Association of America (Lakeland Chapter-HLA)
175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland , Florida, 33801
Facebook.com : http://facebook.com/HearingLossLakelandChapter
Website: http://hla-lakeland.org

The HLAA (Hearing Loss Association of America) Lakeland Chapter Seminar …

Saturday, 20th February , I had the privilege of attending an HLAA event at the First Presbyterian Church , in Lakeland, Florida. This Hearing Loss Seminar was hosted by by the Lakeland Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America . The chapter’s President Elaine Goddard and the fellow volunteers on hand of which I was included , managed to stage this event without their being any major hiccups. With several guest speakers providing some very useful information as well their being exhibitors and vendors displaying some of the latest technology for the hearing impaired .

This event turned out to be a tremendous success for the HLAA and it could be seen with the overwhelming support shown by the visitors in attendance as well as the local civic dignitaries from the City of Lakeland and the Town of Dundee .

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If you would like to know more about the work of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Lakeland Chapter and their work within the local community, as well as statewide and at the national level, then please visit their website at the link seen below or contact them via e mail at the address stated below.

HLAA Lakeland Chapter President Elaine Goddard is seen here with Dundee Town Mayor Sam Pennant
HLAA Lakeland Chapter President Elaine Goddard is seen here with Dundee Town Mayor Sam Pennant

 

 

 

 

Hearing Loss Association of America (Lakeland Chapter)
175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland , FL 33801
E mail : hla-lakeland@hotmail.com
Website : http://hla-lakeland.org/about-us/mission

 

Hearing Loss  Association of  America

Website : http://www.hearingloss.org

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