No Municipal Election in 2015

The City of Haines City had one candidate, incumbent Don Mason, qualify for seat number one.

On Thursday, February 19, 2015 the City Commission approved the authorization to cancel the election in the event there was not any opposition at the close of qualifying.

The City of Haines City will not be holding an election in April.

We thank you for your support of our community.

Go Lady Hornets!

Dear Haines City Residents, Business Owners, Visitors and Employees,

The intent of this email is to inform you about some great things that are occurring at Haines City High School. Our Lady Hornets Basketball Team are one game away from playing for a state championship. Their opponents have no idea what these Lady Hornets have in store for them. The semifinal game will be on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 7 PM at the Lakeland Civic Center (701 W Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33815), admission is only $6.

It is incumbent that we show our Lady Hornets how proud we are of them, and more importantly, show up in droves and pack the Lakeland Civic Center with people wearing Kelly green! Opportunities like this only present themselves once in a lifetime, and I can assure you that these young ladies are prepared to make this City proud. So during this next week, let us show our support in every way possible, whether you’re an alumni, resident, business owner, or a member of our clergy community. Please post signs, banners, or anything that will give these ladies the encouragement they need to bring home a coveted state championship. Last year, the City of Haines City broke a world record and etched its name into the history books; however, these young ladies are about to make history themselves, and attempt to bring home a state championship, creating memories that will never be forgotten.

As the City Manager, I am requesting that all signs under the City’s control read, “Go Lady Hornets! We Support You!” Secondly, I’m modifying the City’s dress code this week to casual Friday attire with the caveat that they must wear Kelly Green or a shirt supporting Haines City High School. Let us support our Lady Hornets and change the ordinary into the extraordinary so that the team can bring home a state title. On behalf of the Mayor, City Commissioners, and City Staff, GO LADY HORNETS!

 

Respectfully submitted,

Jonathan E. Evans, MPA, ICMA-CM
City Manager

 

 

Our Mission

“Our team of professionals will provide our residents and business community

with the highest quality services in a fiscally responsible manner

through cooperation, strong ethical leadership

with a lifelong commitment to enriching lives.”

2015 Community Value Survey

The City of Haines City has created an online survey intended to engage our residents, business owners and visitors about what they think of City services and what they value in Haines City.  The survey is merely a tool for City Administration and the City Commission to hear your opinion on City Services.

This is not a scientific survey, but an opinion survey. Your participation is critical to helping us move Haines City forward.  The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Take the Haines City Community Value Survey Here

All surveys must be submitted no later than 5 PM, on April 10, 2015. Thank you again for your participation.

1st Annual Reiner Jog-A-Thon | Fundraising Event on Crowdrise

SSG John Reiner

We are raising funds in memory of SSG John Reiner who is an alumni of Haines City High School that was killed in action on 13 Feb 2010. We hold a Memorial in his honor every year on the anniversary of his death. This year we have decided to add a Jog-A-thon at 8am on the 14th of Feb to raise funds for Team RWB in order to continue SSG Reiners legacy of giving back to his nation and his community. Team RWBs mission is to enrich the lives of Americas veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Their chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. And it is so much more than running. They host regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and participate in local races and events together. Veterans can also develop their leadership skills by serving as a volunteer leader in their local chapter. Read more…

Political Signs

As the November election dates near, our goal is to properly inform you of the listed ordinance regarding campaign signs and to keep the image of the city and personal property in compliance.

During the days leading up to the election, and the days following the election, our Code Compliance Division will be enforcing the rules and regulations of this ordinance throughout the city limits of Haines City. If the signs are found to be in violation of this ordinance, the signs will be removed and will be subject to be destroyed. Further violations may result in additional enforcement action by the City of Haines City.

We have attached a copy of the referenced ordinances for your review. Please feel free to contact the Haines City Police Department Code Compliance Office at (863) 421-9937 if you have any questions or need any additional information regarding this matter.

For details on regulations concerning political signs click, click here

Singer Sisaundra Lewis LIVE! and Friday Night Football

The City of Haines City is excited to announce that this Friday, October 17, 2014, at 7:15 PM, Ms. Sisaundra Lewis from NBC’s The Voice, will be performing the National Anthem at the Haines City High School, located at 2800 Hornet Drive in Haines City. In addition, Sisaundra will also be signing and selling CD’s and photos.
Please come out with your friends and/or family members to the Joe Stangry Stadium and support the Haines City Hornets Football Team against the Kathleen Red Devils and see Sisaundra live!
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Sisaundra Lewis’ Biography
 

Sisaundra Lewis is an accomplished artist who rose to stardom and gained global recognition after delivering show stopping, electrifying performances on Season Six of NBC’s ‘The Voice!’ Lewis’ remarkable accomplishments include singing with Grammy and Oscar winner, Peabo Bryson and Celine Dion.

 

For ten years, Sisaundra was the featured performer in Cirque du Soleil’s ‘La Nouba.’ Her vocals are featured on many projects including the Oscar nominated documentary, ‘Sustaining Life, where Sisaundra was the narrator. Sisaundra’s unmistakable voice can be heard in commercials for Folgers Coffee, Sprite, Sears and Arby’s to name a few. Her debut single, ‘SHOUT,’ rose to number 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Charts. The mother of three is not slowing down.

 Sisaundra uses her gift to impact the community.

 

Her recently launched Sisaundra Lewis Foundation (SLF) is one of the ways the singer demonstrates her heart and passion for others. She is a proud Florida native, who defied the odds when she dared to leave the life of a migrant worker in the groves and realized her dreams by unrelentingly pursuing her destiny. From Grove to Glam, she is Sisaundra Lewis!

Boil Water Rescission Notification for Parkview Village Apartment Complex

The intent of this message is to notify all City Residents that as of Thursday, October 2, 2014, the precautionary Boil Water Notice that was sent out for Parview Village Apartment Complex, on 3601 Barker Dairy Road, Haines City, is hereby rescinded following a water main break repair in your area.

Satisfactory completion of the Bacteriological Surveys show the water is safe to drink.

We sincerely thank you for your patience as our team of professionals resolved this matter.

Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our Water Distribution Office at (863) 421-3695.

Boil Water Notification for Parkview Village Apartment Complex

The purpose of this notification is to inform you that effective Tuesday, September 30, 2014, due to a water main break, a loss of water pressure has been experienced. Therefore as a precaution, the City of Haines City is issuing a boil water notice for Parkview Village Apartment Complex, 3601 Baker Dairy Road in Haines City.

This precautionary measure is designed to protect the safety and public health of our community. Please note, that in the event you are ever in the impacted area our Staff goes door-to-door, as well as issues door hangers in order to inform those in the affected area of the precautionary measures that should be taken.

Our goal is to restore services as quickly and safely as possible in the impacted area. The precautionary measures that should be adhered to are as follows: all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes need to be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.

This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the situation is corrected. At the completion of the bacteriological survey, and the water is again safe to consume without a rolling boil, our Staff will go door-to-door to inform the public. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we are working tirelessly to resolve this issue quickly and safely.

Should you have any further questions, please contact our Water Distribution Office at (863) 660-2275.

Boil Water Notification for Na-Dell Hills Subdivision

The purpose of this notification is to inform you that effective Wednesday, September 17, 2014, due to a water main break, a loss of water pressure has been experienced. Therefore as a precaution, the City of Haines City is issuing a boil water notice for the following areas affected in the Na-Dell Hills Subdivision in Haines City:

Affected Areas:

2610 Crest Drive to Lake Breeze Drive, Fairmont Place, Sandy Circle, Landing Court, Davilane Street, 4th Street

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This precautionary measure is designed to protect the safety and public health of our community. Please note, that in the event you are ever in the impacted area our Staff goes door-to-door, as well as issues door hangers in order to inform those in the affected area of the precautionary measures that should be taken.

Our goal is to restore services as quickly and safely as possible in the impacted area. The precautionary measures that should be adhered to are as follows: all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes need to be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.

This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the situation is corrected. At the completion of the bacteriological survey, and the water is again safe to consume without a rolling boil, our Staff will go door-to-door to inform the public. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we are working tirelessly to resolve this issue quickly and safely. Should you have any further questions, please contact our Water Distribution Office at (863) 660-2275.

Boil Water Rescission Notification for 324 – 428 North 2nd Street

The intent of this message is to notify all City Residents that as of Monday, September 8, 2014, the precautionary Boil Water Notice that was sent out on Monday, September 8, 2014, for 324 – 428 North 2nd Street, is hereby rescinded following a water main break repair in your area.

Satisfactory completion of the Bacteriological Surveys show the water is safe to drink. We sincerely thank you for your patience as our team of professionals resolved this matter.

Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our Water Distribution Office at (863) 421-3695.