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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 4 years ago

Maitland City Talk

We thank you in advance for your patience
by: Jim Williams

Brief recap of Jan. 25 City Council meeting

The City Council considered a number of agenda items on Jan. 25, including a public hearing of Ordinance - Petition No. 2015-14 (AZ) (PD) 511 Maitland Boulevard (Maitland Concourse North) - Option 1. No vote was taken and it will appear again on the Feb. 8 City Council agenda.

The City Council also authorized the City Manager to sign revised contracts with IMMO Maitland, LLC, and RUELJO, LLC, to purchase the necessary rights-of-way to extend Independence Lane from Horatio Avenue to George Avenue, subject to revisions and approval of the property-exchange agreement.

We thank you in advance for your patience

Eastbound Horatio Avenue between Maitland Avenue and U.S. Highway 17-92 is closed for approximately two weeks. Crews will install underground sewer and stormwater facilities during this timeframe. The intersection of Independence Lane and Horatio Avenue will be closed to traffic.

Independence Lane from the City Hall parking lot to Packwood Avenue will remain open but there will be changes to travel patterns. These changes include shifting traffic to the western portion of Independence Lane to the on-street parking stalls to maintain two-way traffic.

Maintenance of traffic will be in place.

Westbound Horatio Avenue between Maitland Avenue and U.S. 17-92 will remain open to motorists traveling to points west.

Updated traffic advisory from FDOT

FDOT is once again rescheduling the temporary closure of southbound U.S. 17-92 under the railroad trestle. The dates of the closure were scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 4, through Monday, Feb. 8, and Friday, Feb. 12, through Monday, Feb. 15, but have been pushed back again due to weather. Motorists will be able to patronize local businesses located between Lake Avenue and Monroe Avenue during the closure. Check to check on the status of this closure. Visit, and for more information.

Lift Station No. 10 Rehabilitation Project

The year 1967 also was the year Lift Station No. 10 was built. And it needs an upgrade. The Lift Station No. 10 Rehabilitation Project breaks ground on Monday, Feb. 8. This project consists of upgrading the station into a submersible pump station. Residences along the construction path will receive a notification from the Public Works Department. This project is included in the Sewer System Master Plan Updates of 2005 and 2013.

Master Plan Draft available for viewing

The Parks & Recreation Master Plan Draft is available for viewing. This week, the Parks & Recreation Department hosted two community meetings held at the Maitland Community Park and the City Council Chambers. Next week, the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meets to discuss the plan draft and invites residents to their Feb. 10 meeting. Parks & Recreation encourages residents to read the master plan draft and email comments to [email protected] by Thursday, Feb. 18.

Master Plan Draft can be found at

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