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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 8 years ago

Winter Park City Talk

The city of Winter Park is preparing to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to the city on the evenings of Monday, Dec. 12, through Monday, Dec. 19.
by: Randy Knight Staff Writer


City Commission Work Session

There will be a City Commission Work Session held on Monday, Dec. 12, from 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center located at 1050 W. Morse Blvd. to discuss Mead Garden. This meeting is open to the public, however, no public comment will be taken.

Dec. 12 City Commission meeting topics of interest

There will be a City Commission meeting on Monday, Dec. 12, at 3:30 p.m., at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center located at 1050 W. Morse Blvd. Below are a few topics of interest:

Mayor’s Report

Thank you from Brookshire Elementary School for use of Cady Way pool

Special citizen recognition by the Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department

Presentation of the Orlando Business Journal’s Central Florida’s Healthiest Employer Award

Board appointments:

Winter Park Police Officers’ Pension Board

Martin Luther King, Jr., Task Force members

Reappointment to the Orange County Civic Facilities Board

Non-action Items

Economic impact and research analysis of the Winter Park Farmers’ Market presented by Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business students

Downtown parking study

Consent Agenda

Approve the minutes of Nov. 28.

Approve the following contract and bids:

Piggybacking the City of Denver/US Communities contract with Kone Inc. for elevator maintenance and service and authorize the mayor to execute the piggyback contract.

Pierce Manufacturing Inc. for purchase of aerial fire apparatus.

Wesco Distribution for purchase of circuit breakers.

Approve the Historic Preservation Fa├žade Easement donation for 121 W. Garfield Ave., commonly known as the Kummer-Kilbourne House, and authorize the mayor to execute the agreement.

Action Items Requiring Discussion

Request of the Tree Preservation Board to review the Tree Preservation Ordinance

Public Hearings

Second reading of the ordinance regarding lakeshore protection

Second reading of the ordinance to vacate a portion of the city right-of-way located at 2525 Via Tuscany.

Request of Rollins College: Final Conditional Use approval for the Alfond Inn, 112-room hotel with a restaurant/bar, meeting/ballroom space and on-site parking at 300 E. New England Ave. Resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments levied within the city to collect the costs for abatement of code violations.

City Commission Reports

Commissioner Leary

Commissioner Sprinkel

Commissioner Cooper

Affordable housing

Commissioner McMacken

Mayor Bradley

You can find the Commission’s full agenda and information on specific agenda items by logging on to the city’s official website at and by clicking on Government > City Commission > Packets.

Correction on the Nov. 28 City Commission Meeting Highlights printed in the Dec. 1 Observer:

The resolution determining that Affordable Housing developments should be given priority processing was referred to the Economic Development Advisory Board and the Planning & Zoning Board.

Come out and ice skate!

Don’t forget the city’s “Winter in the Park” holiday ice skating rink in Central Park West Meadow is officially open! Come out and skate:

Monday thru Thursday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, Noon to 8 p.m.

See website for extended school and holiday hours.

Only $10 per skater including skate rental all day! For more information, please call 407-599-3203 or visit our website at

Santa Claus is coming to town

The city of Winter Park is preparing to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to the city on the evenings of Monday, Dec. 12, through Monday, Dec. 19. Young and young-at-heart will have the chance to mingle with old St. Nick himself as he rides his sleigh through Winter Park neighborhoods. “On Dasher, on Dancer and Donner and Blitzen!” Santa and Mrs. Claus will make stops in local neighborhoods according to the following schedule*:

Monday, Dec. 12

6:30 p.m. — Shady Park

6:45 p.m. — Israel Simpson Court

7:30 p.m. — Winter Park Country Club

Tuesday, Dec. 13

6:30 p.m. — Lake Knowles, east side

7:30 p.m. — Phelps Park

Wednesday, Dec. 14

6:15 p.m. — Brookshire Elementary

7:15 p.m. — Lakemont Fire Station 62

8 p.m. — Genius and Mizell avenues

Thursday, Dec. 15

6:45 p.m. — Briarwood Drive

7:30 p.m. — Harland Park on Blueridge Road

8 p.m. — Chelton Circle

Monday, Dec. 19

6:30 p.m. — DePugh Nursing Center

7:30 p.m. — Margaret Square

  • Times are approximate and subject to change.

In addition to welcoming Santa and Mrs. Claus this holiday season, the city of Winter Park has many holiday events planned for all ages to enjoy. Gather with friends, family and loved ones to experience Winter Park’s holiday traditions. For complete details on each of the city’s events, please visit the official website at

Please pardon our mess, we’re improving City Hall

During the months of December through February, the city will be working at making City Hall much more welcoming, customer friendly and energy efficient. As a result, many of the services offered at City Hall will be temporarily offered at other locations, some within areas of City Hall and others off-site. The following is a listing of the city services and their temporary locations during construction:

City Management/Administration has moved to City Hall West Wing, 2nd Floor

Building/Permitting has moved to City Hall West Wing, 2nd Floor

Cashiers and Utility Billing Customer Service has moved to City Hall West Wing, 1st Floor

Economic Development/CRA Department has moved to the Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave.

Planning Department has moved to the Azalea Lane Recreation Center located at 1045 Azalea Lane

Beginning Monday, Dec. 12 through February, City Commission meetings will be held at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center located at 1050 W. Morse Blvd.

For any city advisory board meetings’ temporary locations, please visit > Government > Board & Public Meetings.

We ask for your patience as we work toward improving your City Hall experience and becoming more energy efficient. Thank you!

Visit the city’s official website at, find us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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