"Stop tailgating before it stops YOU" campaign
June 9 City Commission meeting
There will be a City Commission meeting Monday, June 9, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. For the most up-to-date agenda, please visit cityofwinterpark.org under What’s New. Below are a few topics of interest:
• Board appointment – Winter Park Police Pension Board
• Proclamation – Mary Lee DePugh Day
• Presentation – The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center - second quarter 2014 Business Recognition Award
• Approve the minutes of May 12, 2014.
• Approve various purchases, contracts and a formal solicitation (a complete listing can be found at cityofwinterpark.org/ccpackets)
o Request of UP Fieldgate U.S. Investments – Winter Park, LLC:
o First reading of the ordinance amending the comprehensive plan to change the Future Land Use Designation at 967 Cherokee Ave.
o First reading of the ordinance amending the official zoning map at 967 Cherokee Ave.
o First reading of the ordinance vacating and abandoning portions of the public rights-of-way of Friends Avenue and Galloway Drive.
o Request of 1776 Real Estate Advisors, LLC:
o First reading of the ordinance amending the Comprehensive Plan on the 0.64 acres of vacant property at the northeast corner of Schultz and Michigan avenues.
o First reading of the ordinance amending the official zoning map on the 0.64 acres of vacant property at the northeast corner of Schultz and Michigan avenues.
o Request of Garmet, Ltd and TGG, Ltd:
o First reading of the ordinance amending the Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use Map Designation at 298 and 313 W. New England Ave.
o First reading of the ordinance amending the official zoning map to change the existing zoning designations at 298 and 313 W. New England Ave.
o Request of the city of Winter Park:
o First reading of the ordinance amending Chapter 58 “Land Development Code”, Article I “Comprehensive Plan” related to the Planned Development Future Land Use Designations.
• First reading of the ordinance vacating and abandoning a portion of Loren Avenue within the Ravaudage Planned Development and Home Acres Subdivision area.
• Resolution - Authorizing the issuance of Electric Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 to finance the purchase of tendered Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2005A.
You can find the City Commission’s full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org under What’s New.
Remember, if you are unable to attend City Commission meetings, you can watch them live, gavel-to-gavel, as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to cityofwinterpark.org/cclive to easily stay tuned-in to official city business.
CoffeeTalk featuring City Manager Randy Knight
If you have a latte beans to grind or simply want to espresso your thoughts, I will be holding the first CoffeeTalk of the 2014 season Thursday, June 5, at 8 a.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave.
CoffeeTalk is your opportunity to get your questions answered about anything city-related in a small, informal and casual setting. Please make plans to have a cup of conversation and great coffee courtesy of Palmano’s Café, Coffee & Wine Bar. For more CoffeeTalk information, please call 407-599-3428.
You can win a Kindle Fire
Anyone who participates in the Sustainability Action Plan Survey becomes eligible to win a Kindle Fire and other raffle items at the Sustainability Action Plan Public Forum, scheduled Tuesday, June 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Winter Park Community Center, located at 721 W. New England Ave. (Participants must be present to win.) For more information, please call 407-599-3364 or visit cityofwinterpark.org/SAP
“Stop tailgating before it stops YOU” campaign
Nationally, rear-end collisions are the most frequently occurring type of crash, accounting for approximately 29 percent of all crashes and resulting in a substantial number of injuries, fatalities and property damage each year.
Unfortunately, Central Florida is not exempt from this trend. Recent traffic crash data indicates that locally rear-end collisions are the leading type of crash, representing more than 33 percent of all reported traffic collisions. During 2013, in the city of Winter Park alone, rear-end collisions caused more than $3 million in property damage and injury insurance claims.
As shown by these collisions and studies conducted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one of the primary contributing factors in rear-end collisions are drivers following vehicles at an unsafe distance, thereby not allowing sufficient time to decelerate in the event the vehicle they are following slows.
In order to better address this issue the Winter Park Police Department, along with community and business partners, will be commencing the “Stop tailgating before it stops YOU” campaign. The goal of this campaign is to reduce the number of rear-end collisions by means of educating drivers regarding safe driving practices and focusing targeted enforcement of violators at locations where collisions most frequently occur.
For this reason, for the entire month of June, motorists can expect the Winter Park Police Department to actively seek out drivers engaging in the dangerous act of tailgating.
Splash into summer catching rays by the pool! Join us for the city of Winter Park Community Center’s seasonal opening, Saturday, June 7, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Winter Park Community Center located at 721 W. New England Ave. Friends and family can enjoy an afternoon of swimming, music and dancing at this free event. Sign up for swim lessons, find out more about the center’s summer fun, or just come out to hang by the pool! For more information, please call 407-599-3275 or visit cityofwinterpark.org/wpcc
Watch Woody & Buzz in Central Park
On Thursday, June 12, at 8 p.m., join us for Popcorn Flicks in the Park featuring a childhood favorite “Toy Story.” Popcorn Flicks, a popular film series that features classic films for the whole family, is presented by Winter Park Community Redevelopment Agency and produced by Enzian Theater. Moviegoers can bring blanket and a picnic or snacks to downtown Central Park while enjoying a great movie in the park with family and friends. Plus, there is free popcorn for everyone! Rain date will be Thursday, June 26. For more information, please call 407-629-0054 or visit enzian.org/film/popcorn_flicks
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