Lantana: News briefs

Stormwater utility fee considered — Because the Town Council is considering a non-property tax assessment for stormwater utility fees, council members voted on Jan. 8 to adopt a resolution making county officials aware of their plan.

“The only thing recommended for adoption is to make the property appraiser and tax collector officially aware of our intent,” Town Manager Brian Raducci said. “No related fees are being considered at this time.”

In his report for December, Raducci wrote that the town will soon issue a request for qualifications for a contractor to review the current and future operating and capital costs to deliver stormwater services.

The contractor would then determine how to allocate that cost to determine a potential stormwater utility fee for the council’s consideration later this year, to be included in the next budget.

Future of Kmart property — The council has scheduled a special workshop for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the council chambers to discuss conceptual plans for the former Kmart property at 1001 S. Dixie Highway.

An earlier proposal from another developer was denied by the council in August 2022.

Last July, Integra Investments paid $14.85 million for the strip mall where Kmart was located, with plans to turn a portion of the property into affordable housing.

New truck for the Police Department — Police Chief Sean Scheller says the newly purchased 2024 Toyota Tundra Crew Max SR5 came with a $49,059 price tag. “We’re using extra ARPA money,” he explained to the Town Council, referring to the American Rescue Plan Act. “We have to use it or lose it.” The vehicle came from Alan Jay Fleet Sales in Sebring.

— Mary Thurwachter

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