5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

(1) JobNewsTampa.com Career Fair

Nearly two dozen companies looking to hire are participating in JobNewsTampa.com's Career Fair on Tuesday.

The fair is being held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Tampa at 3705 Spectrum Boulevard in Tampa.

Participating companies include Alorica, Amerilife, Center for Technology Training, Education Real Time Match, Embassy Suites, America II Electronics, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, Esurance, LaSalle Computer, Massey Services, Matrix Medical Network, One Touch Direct, Rasmussen College, Sinclair Broadcast Group, TZ Insurance Solutions, Ultimate Medical Academy, Wellcare, and Verizon.

Professional dress is requested as this is your best way to impress company representatives. Admission and parking are both free.

For more information on the career fair or other job openings across Tampa Bay, visit jobnewstampa.com .

(2) Water Works Park ribbon cutting

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is scheduled to formally cut the ribbon and open the completed Water Works Park to the public on Tuesday.

The 5-acress park located at 1710 N. Highland Avenue includes a play area modeled after a ship, splash pad, 8,500 sq. ft. dog run, performance pavilion, and open lawn for events.

The Tampa Riverwalk is now extended to run throughout the park along the Hillsborough River. Once permits are approved a kayak launch, eight boat slips and a water taxi stop will be installed.

A free festival will occur in the park on Saturday, August 16 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. There will be food trucks, children's activities, live entertainment and fireworks.

The historic Water Works Building located in the park will house the Ulele restaurant and brewery. Leased to the Columbia Restaurant Group, the restaurant is scheduled to open to the public on Tuesday, August 26 at 5:00 p.m. It will serve a variety of Native American and multicultural dishes.

Today's ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled to occur at 10:00 a.m.

(3) Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park planning session

A third community planning session for the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Master Plan will be held on Tuesday night.

During the meeting, the community will have the opportunity to review and comment on proposed conceptual designs for the park that are based on initial feedback gathered during the first and second public meetings.

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is identified a a public space in need of reshaping. The design team is looking at active and passive uses for the park and how to improve access to the park from both N. Boulevard and Laurel Street.

Tonight's community meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at Blake High School at 1701 North Boulevard. The meeting is free and open to the public.

A digital forum for the discussion and sharing ideas on how to remake Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is set up at www.youinvisiontampa.com .

(4) Indian Rocks Beach sewer system sale hearing

The City of Indian Rocks Beach City Commission is hosting a public hearing on Tuesday evening on the possible sale of the city's Sanitary Sewer Collection and Transmission System to Pinellas County.

Pinellas County is offering to purchase the City's system for $1,993,945. The sale is contingent upon approval by both the City of Indian Rocks Beach City Commission and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.

Indian Rocks Beach homeowners are encouraged to attend the hearing so they can be informed on and ask questions about the possible sale.

The hearing begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Civic Auditorium. Additional information may be obtained by calling (727) 595-6889 or visiting www.indian-rocks-beach.com .

(5) Seminole City Center proposal discussion

The Seminole City Council is scheduled to discuss the proposed Seminole City Center on Tuesday.

The proposed center would raze and redevelop the mostly empty Seminole Mall by replacing it with an open air concept development with new retail space, a fitness center, offices, banking, restaurants and a new 12-screen movie theater.

The developers are not asking the city to contribute any tax money up front. Instead North American Development Group and Primerica Group One want a tax rebate on any amount they are currently paying the city for the property.

The Seminole City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall at 9919 113th Street in Seminole. For more information, visit www.myseminole.com .

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