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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, May 12, 2016 4 years ago

Winter Park City Talk

A closer look at Denning Drive
by: Randy Knight Staff Writer

May 9 City Commission meeting highlights

Mayor’s Report

• A legislative update was provided by Sen. Geraldine F. Thompson

• Proclamations were issued in honor of Emergency Medical Services Week and Building Safety Month.

• The 2016 board appointments were approved.

• Commissioner Sprinkel was appointed to serve on the Orange County Community Action Board.

• The American Water Works Association Florida Section Outstanding Class C Water Treatment Plant Award was presented.

Non-Action Items

• The March 2016 Financial Report was presented and accepted.

Consent Agenda

• The minutes for April 25 were approved.

• The purchase, contracts and formal solicitation were approved (for a complete listing visit

• The relocation reimbursement agreement with Duke Energy of Florida regarding the Fairbanks Avenue undergrounding project was approved.

Action Items Requiring Discussion

• The relocation of the Winter Park Golf Course Croquet Court to Martin Luther King Jr. Park’s Lake Island Hall, and the introduction of an area containing a nine-hole putting course was approved.

• The offer to purchase 2600 Lee Road was approved.

• The Rollins College Showalter Field agreement was approved.

Public Hearings

• The appeal of Dr. and Mrs. Gordon’s for the property located at 550 Holt Ave. to reverse the denial of the Historic Preservation Board for specified railings and a gate was approved.

• The second reading of the ordinance vacating utility easements for lots bounded by New England, Virginia and Welbourne avenues and Hannibal Square East was approved.

• The second reading of the ordinance amending ordinance numbers 2843-11 and 2880-12, Article III, Chapter 2, city code regarding city boards and commissions; and amending Chapter 22, Article II, Section 22-28, “Amendments to Florida Building Code,” Subsection 113, concerning the Construction Board of Appeals was approved.

• The first reading of the ordinance amending Chapter 50, “Fire Prevention and Protection” was approved.

• The resolution disclaiming any and all interest the city may have regarding a private alleyway was approved.

A full copy of the May 9 City Commission minutes will be available at the week of May 23, pending approval by the City Commission.

CoffeeTalk featuring assistant city manager and finance director

If you have a latté beans to grind or you simply want to espresso your thoughts, CoffeeTalk may be the cup for you. Have a cup of conversation Assistant City Manager Michelle Neuner and Finance Director Wes Hamil on Thursday, May 12, at 8 a.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave. This free, popular CoffeeTalk series gives the community an opportunity to sit down and talk with our city leaders over a cup of coffee provided by Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen. Learn about our city administrative divisions and finances at this CoffeeTalk session. We hope to see you there!

Denning Drive walking tour and public meeting

The city, with assistance from GAI Consultants Inc., will hold two public involvement meetings to discuss Denning Drive, its current conditions, and future possibilities. The first meeting will be in a workshop format and held Thursday, May 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center located at 1050 W. Morse Blvd., and public input is encouraged.

The meeting will involve a “walking audit” of Denning Drive giving attendees the opportunity to experience Denning from a walker’s point of view, including bike activity along the corridor as well as bus and vehicular movements along the road. After the walking tour, the participants will discuss the corridor’s capacity to accommodate all of these modes of transportation. Special attention will be given to the relationship between residential properties and businesses along the corridor.

For more information regarding these meetings, please contact 407-599-3665 or [email protected].

Get I-4 Ultimate updates

Stay up to date with the latest news and alerts as work on the I-4 Ultimate Project intensifies at both of the Lee Road and Fairbanks Avenue exits. Here’s how:

• Follow the city’s updates on Facebook and Twitter @winterparkfla

• Visit and sign up to receive construction alerts by text or email, and subscribe to the I-4 Ultimate newsletter.

• Visit to sign up for alerts or check interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion crashes, travel times, and camera views.

• Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish.

• Follow @I4Ultimate or one of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511)

The six-year project to rebuild a 21-mile stretch of I-4 from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County will create a highway that will better support central Florida’s growing population and economy well into the future.

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