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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 6 years ago

Winter Park City Talk



There will be a City Commission meeting on Monday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m., in City Hall Commission Chambers. Below are a few topics of interest:


•Presentation of checks from the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce to area schools from proceeds from the December 2010 pancake breakfast fundraiser.

•Presentation of Spring 2011 Webisode produced in partnership with Full Sail University’s SPARK program.

•Rollins’ 125th Anniversary Tribute to the city of Winter Park.

•Hannibal Square Community Land Trust Inc., Board of Directors appointment — Mr. Frank Baker, Jr., to replace Barbara DeVane.


•Approve the minutes of Jan. 24, 2011, regarding the Howell Branch retention pond and the state office building discussion, as well as the meeting of Feb. 14, 2011.

•Award RFP-6-2011 for Financial Advisory Services to The PFM Group.

•Approve the following purchase: PR 146196 to Alan Jay Chevrolet, piggybacking the Florida Sheriff’s Association contract #10-18-0907 for purchase of 2011 Chevy 2500HD Truck; $25,241.00

•Amendment to solid waste contract to allow for city billing of shared containers.

•Ratify fire union contract.

Approve the Ethics Board Work Plan.

•Demolition of state office building.


•Appointment of the Canvassing Board for the Tuesday, March 8, election.

•Approval of the Transportation Plan.

•Offer of a sculpture White “A” by Winter Park resident Micheline Kramer to the city for a 10-year period on Morse Boulevard.

•Recycling pilot test project.


Equalization Board Hearings:

•Resolution: Declaring undergrounding of electric/CATV facilities to be paid in part by special assessments levied against properties abutting North Phelps Avenue and Bryan Avenue.

•Resolution: Confirming undergrounding of electric/CATV facilities to be paid in part by special assessments levied against properties abutting North Phelps Avenue and Bryan Avenue.


Commissioner Anderson

Commissioner Dillaha

Commissioner Cooper

•Freeze on all expenditures not designated in the 2011 budget and set forth in the Capital Improvement Plan.

•Report on Mayor Jacobs’ Job Summit.

•Request Economic Development Plan of Action to Retain RLF.

•Request Economic Development/Business Development Plan of Work.

•Economic Development Activity Report/Metric for Performance Measurement Monthly.

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 Web site at and by clicking on Government > City Commission > Packets.


Featuring City Commission candidates for Seat 1: Scott Callahan and Steven Leary; and City Commission candidates for Seat 2: Bonnie Jackson and Sarah Sprinkel.

WHO: Winter Park Public Library

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 24, at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Winter Park Public Library Community Room, 460 E. New England Ave.

CONTACT: 407-623-3300

WHO: Park Avenue Area Association

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 25, at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave.

CONTACT: 407-644-8281


The city of Winter Park has a number of citizen boards that meet on a regular basis to help the City Commission make decisions about various aspects of our city. These boards provide an outlet that can channel passion into city policy. Volunteer service on a board is one of the best ways to sustain the things that are treasured and promote change in areas needed.

Every year in May, the mayor nominates candidates to fill vacant board positions and the City Commission votes on them. If you are interested in serving as a board member, please visit > Government > Boards to review the types of boards the city offers and to submit your application online. Not only is it important to get your application submitted for the appointments in May, but also throughout the year to fill other positions as they become open. For more information, please call 407-599-3235.


The city of Winter Park and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee are proud to present the 32nd annual Winter Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m., in downtown Winter Park.

Gather your family and friends and enjoy the only St. Patrick’s Day parade in Central Florida. The parade will begin at the Winter Park Country Club and continue south down Park Avenue to City Hall. More than 75 units will participate. Park Avenue will be closed to traffic from Webster to New England avenues from noon until 4 p.m.

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