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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 6 years ago

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By City Manager Randy Knight
by: By City Manager Randy Knight Staff Writer

JAN 10 CITY COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

The City Commission met on Jan. 10 at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers. Below are a few highlights of the major decisions that were made.

CONSENT AGENDA:

  • The minutes of 11/22/10 and 12/13/2010 were approved.

  • The Neighborhood Council matching grant requests who met the criteria for funding were approved as follows: Timberlane Shores $4,000; Orwin Manor $325; and Quail Hollow Homeowners Association $3,300.

  • The Ethics Board work plan was tabled for a future City Commission work session (date TBD).

  • Various purchases and contracts were approved (for a complete list of purchases and contracts, access the Commission Agenda Packet at www.cityofwinterpark.org > Government > City Commission > Agenda Packets).

ACTION ITEMS REQUIRING DISCUSSION:

  • The extension of the Tennis Center Management Contract for the Winter Park Tennis Center with High Performance Sports Management, Inc., for an additional 12-month period was approved with an amendment and modifications.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

  • The second reading of the ordinance to extend the deadline for the de-annexation of the parcels involved in the Ravaudage project (Dan Bellows) was tabled for the 1/24/11 City Commission meeting.

  • First reading of the ordinance to vacate utility easement at 1211 College Point was tabled.

  • First reading of the ordinance relating to animal control and penalties; authorizing a fee for entry into the dog park at Fleet Peeples Park; and providing for violations was approved with an amendment.

A full copy of the Jan. 10 City Commission minutes will be available on the city’s official website at www.cityofwinterpark.org the week of Jan. 24, pending approval by City Commission.

WINTER PARK TO HOST TOWN MEETING

The Winter Park City Commission will host a Town Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center located at 1050 West Morse Boulevard. Following a brief welcome by Mayor Kenneth W. Bradley and City Manager Randy Knight, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the City Commission questions during an open Q & A session.

In preparation for the Town Meeting residents may review the city’s Strategic Plan via the city’s official Web site at www.cityofwinterpark.org > Info at Your Fingertips > Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan outlines the specific initiatives the city has identified as its top priorities and serves as a guideline for the city in making decisions.

Those unable to attend the Town Meeting may submit comments and/or ask questions prior to the meeting via the following methods:

For further information regarding the City of Winter Park Town Meeting, please call 407-599-3428.

TOWN MEETING GUIDELINES

Below are the guidelines that will be administered at the Town Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13:

DINNER ON THE AVENUE SOLD OUT!

The City of Winter Park’s 10th annual Dinner on the Avenue scheduled for Saturday, April 16, is officially SOLD OUT! After receiving an overwhelming response, 152 tables sold in a record-breaking five working days since they originally went on sale on Jan. 3. Over 1,200 patrons will experience the fun and excitement of this annual event, which has become Winter Park’s social event of the year.

For more information regarding this unique dining experience, or to place your name on the waiting list for table cancellations, please call 407-643-1627. For information regarding additional City of Winter Park events, please visit the city’s official website at www.cityofwinterpark.org.

9th ANNUAL UNITY HERITAGE FESTIVAL

The City of Winter Park is proud to present the 9th annual Unity Heritage Festival on Sunday, Jan. 16, and Monday, Jan. 17. The annual community festival will promote family history and raise funds for the Educational Fulfillment Fund for local economically disadvantaged youth.

The festival begins on Sunday, Jan. 16, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in Shady Park in Hannibal Square located at the intersection of Pennsylvania and New England avenues. Special activities will include children’s games, career booths, food and retail vendors, special entertainment by various gospel artists, health information by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Nu Iota Omega Chapter and the presentation of the annual Heritage Award. Free family genealogy research will be provided by specialists from the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Family History Library, which provides services to the general public throughout the year and specializes in family history of West Winter Park residents.

The heritage festival continues in Shady Park on Monday, Jan. 17, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Join Mayor Ken Bradley and Winter Park city officials at 10 a.m. for a special Martin Luther King, Jr., Symbolic Program, including the Feature Family Presentation which will be presented to the Simpson family. Exciting events and activities will continue throughout the day including food and musical entertainment by The Phillip Sisters and C.L. West & Touch of Class Band.

Special thanks to event sponsors including the City of Winter Park Community Redevelopment Agency, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Nu Iota Omega Chapter, Audio Video Architects, Crealdé School of Art, Davis Bakery, MetroPlan Orlando, Verizon Wireless and Tim Webber, The Coordinator.

For more information regarding the 9th annual Unity Heritage Festival, please call 407-599-3397. For information regarding additional City of Winter Park events, please visit the city’s official website at www.cityofwinterpark.org.

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