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Photo by: City of Winter Park - The Fallen Heroes Memorial will include a piece of steel rubble from one of the Twin Towers that fell Sept. 11, 2001.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2011 6 years ago

Winter Park City Talk


On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the city dedicated the site to Winter Park’s Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Public Safety Facility that will be built in honor of the citizens who were lost and the public service professionals who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

On the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, the city of Winter Park remembers and honors the lives of those lost in the attacks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.


There will be a City Commission meeting on Monday, Sept. 12, at 3:30 p.m., in City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 Park Ave. South. Below are a few topics of interest:


  • Presentation of Fire-Rescue Department Accreditation Award

  • Presentation of Playful City USA Designation


  • Financial Report — July 2011


  • Approve the minutes of Aug. 22.

  • Approve various contracts and agreements (for a complete list of purchases and agreements, please access the Commission Agenda Packet at > Government > City Commission > Agenda Packets).

  • Approve the waiver for temporary lighting at the old Department of Motor Vehicles property that will be used as interim parking for 2-3 years.


  • Request of Mr. Furst: 10-year Conditional Use Approval extension for the residences at Morse Boulevard and Knowles Avenue.


  • First reading of the ordinance adopting the millage rate.

  • First reading of the ordinance adopting the Fiscal Year 2012 annual budget.

  • Request of the city of Winter Park:

• First reading of the ordinance amending Article I, “Comprehensive Plan” to update the Capital Improvement Element to reflect the revised five-year Capital Improvement Plan inclusion within the data, inventory and analysis component of the Comprehensive Plan.

  • First reading of the ordinance amending Article I, “Comprehensive Plan” so as to eliminate the twice-a-year limitation on amendments to the city’s Comprehensive Plan, substituting for the current amendment procedures.

  • First reading of the ordinance vacating and abandoning a portion of the city utility easement located at 1680 Magnolia Ave.

  • Requests of the city of Winter Park:

• Second reading of the ordinance amending Article III, “Zoning” the standards for significant changes requiring conditional use approvals on buildings larger than 10,000 square feet, the standards for significant changes to conditional use approvals and the standards for building approvals in the Hannibal Square neighborhood commercial district.

• Second reading of the ordinance amending Article III, “Zoning” so as to revise the approval procedures for the approval of building projects on such waterfront lots.

  • Second reading of the ordinance authorizing the refunding of the water and sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2002. - Resolution — Authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $17,500,000 in water and sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2011

  • First reading of the ordinance regarding the annexation of 54 acres for the Ravaudage project.


  • Commissioner Leary

  • Commissioner Sprinkel

  • Commissioner Cooper

  • 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.


The city of Winter Park was recently named a Playful City USA community by KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to saving play by mapping more than 85,000 places to play, building more than 2,000 playgrounds, and successfully advocating for play policies in cities across the country.

Winter Park was one of only 151 cities and towns in the country that earned the recognition from the group for its efforts to increase play opportunities for children and its outstanding dedication to play. This designation will be officially presented to the City Commission on Monday, Sept. 12, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers. As part of this new designation, the city recently held a play day at Cady Way Park’s new KaBOOM! playground and will be holding a second play day event at Lake Island Community Playground on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon.

“This designation is a great testimony to what is important to our city. Making sure we have places nearby for our children to play and be active is a priority for our city and the health of our community. We are thrilled to receive this designation,” Parks & Recreation Department Director John Holland said.

KaBOOM! created Playful City USA in 2007 to help local governments address the play deficit by ensuring children have the time and space they need to play. Winter Park has set a goal to offer a play space within walking distance of every resident. The city performed a thorough review of its play-related policies and created an extensive audit of all playgrounds. Winter Park also will establish a best practices manual for the maintenance of all play spaces.

“The play deficit continues to harm our children and stifle their mental and physical development, while directly facilitating the ongoing childhood obesity crisis,” said Darell Hammond, KaBOOM! founder and CEO and author of The New York Times best-seller “KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play.” “Winter Park is committed to the well-being of children and serves as an outstanding role model for the rest of America.”

Winter Park and the other 150 Playful City USA communities are now eligible for grants via Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group to get kids active nationwide. For more information on the KaBOOM! Playful City USA program, including Let’s Play grants and applications for 2012, visit


The following public hearing will be held in City Hall Commission Chambers on Tuesday, Sept. 13:

• WHAT: Alfond Inn at Rollins

• WHERE: 300 E. New England Ave.

• REQUIRED: Conditional Use

• REQUEST: To construct the Alfond Inn at Rollins consisting of a five-story, 112-room hotel with a restaurant/bar, meeting/ballroom space and on-site parking.


If you have “a latte beans to grind” or simply want to “espresso your thoughts” don’t forget about Commissioner Sprinkel’s CoffeeTalk session on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 6-7 p.m., at the Winter Park Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave.

This is your opportunity to talk to Commissioner Sprinkel and ask her questions in a casual, informal environment about any city-related topics. This is one gathering you don’t want to miss.


FEATURING: “Murder on the Orient Express”

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 8

TIME: 8-10 p.m.

WHERE: Central Park in downtown Winter Park

COST: Free

CONTACT: 407-629-0054 or visit

It’s presented by the city of Winter Park and Enzian Theater. Bring your blanket or chair to enjoy the movie under the stars in Central Park. There will be free popcorn for everyone. The rain date will be Thursday, Sept. 22.

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