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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 4 years ago

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Kick off Feed the Need
by: Randy Knight Staff Writer

Oct. 27 City Commission meeting

There will be a City Commission meeting Monday, Oct. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. For the most up-to-date agenda, please visit cityofwinterpark.org under What’s New. Below are a few topics of interest:

Mayor’s Report

• Recognition of Professor Robert Reinauer for his “Art in Chambers” exhibition titled Rollins (Re)Visits Cuba.

• Proclamation – Feed the Need Month

• Proclamation – Red Ribbon Week

• Proclamation – Orange County “Week of the Family”

• Board appointment – Parks & Recreation Advisory Board alternate position

Non-Action Items

• Presentation of Library Facility Task Force interim report.

• Recommendation of the parking codes for retail stores, shopping centers and restaurants.

Consent Agenda

• Approve the minutes of Oct. 13, 2014.

• Approve the Winter Park Firefighter’s Local 1598 IAFF labor contract.

• Approve blanket purchase orders (for a complete listing visit cityofwinterpark.org/ccpackets).

• Approve the Fiscal Year 2015 budget adjustment to account for the Federal Grant for storm water improvements to the Lake Forest/Howard Drive retention pond.

Action Items Requiring Discussion

• Orlando/Winter Park Interlocal Agreement for the Downtown Performing Arts Center funding.

• Purchase of a residential lot located at 2908 Temple Trail for a park, open space and conservation property.

• City Manager’s annual review.

Public Hearings

• Second reading of the ordinance supplementing Ordinance 2953-14 authorizing the issuance of electric revenue bonds to finance the refunding of a portion of the outstanding Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2005A.

• Resolution authorizing the issuance Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2014, to refund a portion of the outstanding Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2005A.

• Request of UP Fieldgate US Investments – Winter Park LLC:

— Final conditional use approval to redevelop the former Corporate Square and Winter Park Dodge properties with a 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Grocery and a 36,000-square-foot retail building, with three outparcel development sites on the properties at 1000/1050 N. Orlando Ave., 1160 Galloway Drive and 967 Cherokee Ave.

— Second reading of the ordinance vacating and abandoning the portions of Galloway Drive and Friends Avenue within the proposed Whole Foods development project.

• Second reading of the ordinance regulating medical marijuana treatment centers.

• First reading of the ordinance authorizing the conveyance of the city-owned property located at 300 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

• Resolution designating 1200 Lakeview Drive as a historic resource on the Winter Park Register of Historic Places.

• Request of Phil Kean Design Group to revise the site plan for the townhouse project at 403 and 421 W. Morse Blvd.

• Request of Mr. Joseph Passalacqua for an after-the-fact subdivision or lot split approval on 1252 Lakeview Drive.

• Request of Sydgan Corporation for a lot consolidation and subdivision approval to combine and then re-subdivide the properties at 755/761/781/783/785/831/835 West Canton Ave. and at 437/439/441 N. Capen Ave., into 12-single-family lots.

Remember, if you are unable to attend City Commission meetings, you can watch them live, gavel-to-gavel as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to cityofwinterpark.org/cclive to easily stay tuned-in to official city business.

Feed the Need kicks off Oct. 31

On Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. at City Hall Plaza located at 401 S. Park Ave., Florida Distributing, Mayflower Retirement Community and Winter Park Memorial Hospital will kick off the Feed the Need campaign that officially begins Saturday, Nov. 1, and goes through Friday, Nov. 21. Campaign partners – city of Winter Park, Rollins College, Sodexo, Think Creative Inc., and Winter Park Chamber of Commerce – are renewing their effort to end hunger in Central Florida.

Today, 187,940 children struggle with hunger in Central Florida – an 8.9 percent increase over last year. For every $1 donated, up to $9 worth of grocery products is provided for those in need. In fact, 96 percent of every dollar goes straight to feeding people.

Please join us in supporting this fundraising effort by becoming a part of the city of Winter Park team at http://bit.ly/winterparkfeed2014.

Every soldier deserves a hero’s welcome

On Friday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. the city of Winter Park will present its fourth annual Veterans Day Celebration. This event will be held in honor of all of the veterans of Winter Park at the Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheatre located at 721 W. New England Ave. Hometown Hero and star of the SuperBowl XLVIII commercial filmed in Winter Park this past January, Lt. Chuck Nadd, will be the featured guest speaker.

The city calls all veterans that have served in any military campaign or military branch in honor of our nation’s freedom. This event pays tribute to their dedicated service to our country and the community is invited to join us in honoring these distinguished men and women.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the VFW Post 2093 Community Band will be entertaining guests as they visit with organizations and services that offer resources specifically for veteran needs. At 10 a.m. the official program will begin with musical tributes, anecdotal speakers including Lt. Chuck Nadd, and recognition of veterans according to military branches served. For more information regarding the city’s fourth annual Veterans Day Celebration, please call 407-599-3428.

It’s time for Fall Cleanup

The city of Winter Park is pleased to announce the 2014 Fall Cleanup during the month of November is just in time for the holiday season. This large-item pickup service will provide a “bonus” day on which Waste Pro, the city’s solid waste service provider, will pick up old furniture, broken appliances, and other bulky items.

To take advantage of this convenient service, residents must place their items curbside after 5 p.m., on the evening before their second scheduled garbage and trash pickup day during their designated cleanup week. If you live north of the Fairbanks/Aloma avenues corridor, your bonus pick-up day will be Thursday, Nov. 6, or Friday, Nov. 7. If you live south of the Fairbanks/Aloma avenues corridor, your bonus pick-up day will be Thursday, Nov. 13, or Friday, Nov. 14.

Please note: hazardous waste, electronics and yard waste are not included in the Fall Cleanup.

For more information regarding Winter Park’s annual Fall Cleanup or additional information regarding Waste Pro services, please call 407-774-0800.

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