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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 2 years ago

Winter Park approves comp plan update, community paramedicine program

Winter Park city commissioners approved a comprehensive plan update during last night's meeting
by: Tim Freed Managing Editor

1. Second Reading: Comprehensive Plan Update

Winter Park city commissioners approved a comprehensive plan update – revising a document that outlines the city’s goals and direction for years to come. The comprehensive plan covers everything from transportation to development throughout the city. Some of the proposed revisions include the city creating a “mobility plan” that takes into account residents who walk and bike throughout the community. The tentative comp plan now puts a greater emphasis on planning, funding and constructing a network of bike trails and facilities. As for future land use, the comp plan defines a new district surrounding Winter Park Memorial Hospital that will be known as the Medical Arts District. The comp plan prohibits any residential uses other than nursing homes and memory care facilities from being built in that district.


2. Action Item Requiring Discussion: Community Paramedicine Program

Winter Park also approved a 6-month pilot program for a new Community Paramedicine Program. The program would strive to give better treatment to residents who frequently contact the fire department for their medical needs. Residents who call 911 frequently will be educated by a full-time civilian paramedic on how to properly take medication, fill oxygen tanks or whatever needs they may have, including how to find home care services from outside entities.


Consent Agenda


  •  The minutes of April 10, 2017, were approved.


  • The purchases, contracts, and formal solicitations were approved (for a complete list, please visit


  • Staff was authorized to sell the property located at 1111 W. Fairbanks Ave. minus the land needed for additional roadway right-of- way along Fairbanks Avenue.


  • The HuntonBrady Architects agreement was approved, with such changes as may be required upon the final review and approval by the City Attorney.


  • The FY 2017 budget amendments for Water & Sewer, CRA, Capital Fund and Building Department, were approved.


Action Items Requiring


  •  The 301 W. Comstock Ave. Notice of Disposal offers were not accepted, with the property still remaining city owned.


Public Hearings


  •  The second reading of the ordinance relating to Communications Facilities was approved.


  •  The resolution approving a Party Membership Agreement and its incorporated interlocal agreement, in order to join the Florida Resiliency and energy District’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program was approved.


  •  The request of Deshpande, Inc. to divide the properties at 839/841/851 W. Canton Ave. into four, single-family lots, was approved.


  • The first reading of the ordinance authorizing a revolving line of credit not to exceed $8,000,000 with SunTrust Bank or an affiliate to finance working capital needs of the city’s electric utility system and to pay the costs of such line of credit, was approved.


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