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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, May 11, 2018 5 months ago

Commission approves WGPD roof replacements, new generator

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Roof replacements and a new generator are coming to the Winter Garden Police Department.
by: Eric Gutierrez Staff Writer

Winter Garden city commissioners voted unanimously to award a contract to Collis Roofing Inc. for roof replacements at the Winter Garden Police Department during their May 10 meeting.

Collis Roofing Inc. will be replacing the roof at the WGPD 911 Dispatch Center and the roof at the police department’s gym facility for a total cost of $151,844. The cost includes a 10% contingency, Assistant City Manager of Administrative Services Frank Gilbert said.

“The roofs have been extensively patched over the years, and they have reached their total life expectancy,” Gilbert said. “They need to be replaced to ensure the roofs remain properly sealed.”

Commissioners also approved the purchase of a new backup generator at the WGPD at a cost of $111,170.95, which includes a 10% contingency. The new generator will be powerful enough replace the two older generators at the police department, Gilbert said.

“The (current) main generator is over 23 years old, has become costly to maintain and … the parts are very hard to source,” Gilbert said. “The new generator — due to upgraded technology — is powerful enough to backup the entire police department campus.”

Gilbert also said funding for the roof replacements and new generator have been included in the current fiscal year budget.

REZONINGS
City leaders voted unanimously to approve the first reading of two rezoning ordinances.

Ordinance 18-20 seeks to rezone a 0.26-acre parcel located at 42 E. Smith St. from R-2 residential district to C-3 profession office district. If the second reading of the ordinance is approved, the space will be used as a real-estate office, Gilbert said.

Ordinance 18-21 pertains to a 3.32 acre property generally located at 205 Windermere Road. The ordinance seeks to rezone the property from R-1 single-family residential district to Planned Unit Development to allow for the development of an 11,700-square-foot indoor pool facility and administrative office. SouthWest Aquatics currently is housed on the subject property, and the new building — if the rezoning is approved — will be an addition to the existing facilities.

The second reading of both rezoning ordinances will take place during the May 25 City Commission meeting.

IN OTHER NEWS
• Under regular business, commissioners voted unanimously to dispose of surplus vehicles and equipment that are no longer usable or obsolete.

• Commissioners also voted unanimously to approve a resolution to designate Oakland Park as a golf cart-approved subdivision. The resolution designates the roads in Oakland Park where residents may legally drive their golf carts.

Eric Gutierrez is a staff writer with the West Orange Times & Observer and Windermere Observer. He graduatedĀ from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a dual degree in Journalism and Political Science. Got a story idea? Contact Eric at...

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