Winter Park City Talk
MARCH 8 CITY COMMISSION MEETING TOPICS OF INTEREST
There will be a City Commission meeting on Monday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m., in City Hall Commission Chambers. Below are a few topics of interest:
CITY BOARD UPDATES
Environmental Review Board
-Recognition of Winter Park High School Varsity Cheerleaders State Championship
-Presentation of checks from the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Leaders Pancake Breakfast to local schools
-Proclamation - "Fix a Leak Week"
-Proclamation - "Bicycle Month"
-Florida League of Mayor's Tallahassee visit
-Approve the minutes of Feb. 22.
-Approve CH2M HILL for providing the 5-Year Consumptive Use Permit Compliance Report for CUP No. 7624.
-Approve Amendment VII to the interlocal agreement for the operation of the Iron Bridge Water Reclamation Facility.
-Award the demolition of the Winter Park Community Center building, including hazardous material remediation, demolition, recycling of selected materials, and disposal of all other materials to The BG Group of Boca Raton for the lump sum of $53,880 and accept their unit pricing to excavate earth with debris and disposal of unsuitable earth from the site, if required and directed by the city.
-Approve the award of RFP-6-2010, Melrose Retention Ponds Stormwater Project to JCB Construction.
Action Items Requiring Discussion:
-Amtrak station building renovation.
-First reading of the ordinance adopting new zoning regulations Section 58-89 and Section 58-90, changing the process and procedures, standards and criteria for approval of changes to the zoning regulations text and official zoning map, and for conditional uses.
-Resolution - Newly elected officials training.
CITY COMMISSION REPORTS
-Letter for the record dated 2-26-10.
-Policy regarding city support of private organizations
-Update concerning the status of the Howell Branch pond proposal with Orange County
-Meeting with the new city commissioners
You can find the Commission's full agenda and information on specific agenda items by logging on to the city's official Web site at www.cityofwinterpark.org and by clicking on Government > City Commission > Packets.
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE
Tuesday, March 9 is election day
Save yourself some time — expedite your visit at the election polls by bringing your sample ballot. Visit the city's Web site and click the new Election Info button for more information.
POLICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES CLICK IT OR TICKET
The Winter Park Police Department will be joining state and local law enforcement agencies and highway safety groups in supporting an aggressive national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign. Stepped-up law enforcement activities will be conducted during the 2010 Click It or Ticket mobilization period from Monday, March 1, through Monday, March 15. Officers will be focusing their traffic enforcement efforts toward unbelted vehicle occupants both night and day, during this time.
31st ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
The city of Winter Park and the St. Patrick's Day Parade committee are proud to present the 31st annual Winter Park St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 7, at 2 p.m., in downtown Winter Park.
Park Avenue will be closed to traffic from Webster to New England avenues from noon until 4 p.m. Side streets will also be closed at the Park Avenue intersections along the parade route beginning at 1:30 p.m.
This is the only St. Patrick's Day parade in Central Florida so wear some green and gather your family and friends to enjoy the annual Irish festivities. The parade will begin at the Winter Park Country Club & Golf Course and proceed south down Park Avenue to City Hall. More than 75 units will participate. The celebration will also feature Irish music and step-dancing at the main stage in Central Park. This is one event you won't want to miss!
St. Patrick's Day originally began as an annual feast day to celebrate St. Patrick, the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland. This celebration has been made possible by the generous support of event sponsors including the City of Winter Park's Community Redevelopment Agency, Fiddler's Green Irish Pub and Eatery, and Schenck Company.
For more information regarding the 31st annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, please call 407-694-8228.
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