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Winter Park City Talk

Public meetings to discuss Denning Drive
by: Randy Knight Staff Writer

April 25 City Commission meeting

There will be a City Commission meeting Monday, April 25, 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 under What’s New. Below are a few topics of interest:

Mayor’s Report

Proclamation – Support Our Scholars Graduation Month

Proclamation – North American Occupational Safety and Health Week and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day

Proclamation – Falun Dafa Day

Proclamation – Deputy Police Chief Vernon Taylor retirement

Award presentations – Tree City USA, Tree City Growth USA & Tree Line USA

Non-Action Items

Backyard chickens pilot program

Consent Agenda

Approve the minutes for April 11, 2016.

Approve contracts (for a complete listing visit

Approve the relocation reimbursement agreement with Duke Energy of Florida regarding the Fairbanks Avenue undergrounding project.

Public Hearings

Request of Z Properties: (continued from April 11 meeting)

— Subdivision or lot split approval to divide the property at 360 Beloit Ave. into two, single-family building lots.

First reading of the ordinance vacating utility easements for lots bounded by New England, Virginia and Welbourne avenues and Hannibal Square East.

First 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.

Request of the city of Winter Park:

— First reading of the ordinance amending Chapter 58 “Land Development Code,” Article I, “Comprehensive Plan,” to add and amend policies in the text of the future Land Use Element within the U.S. Highway 17-92 and West Fairbanks corridor Study Areas “J” and “L,” to revise policies concerning fast food and drive-in businesses.

— First reading of the ordinance amending Chapter 58 “Land Development Code,” Article III, "Zoning,” so as to change within Section 58-76 Commercial (C-3) District, the conditional uses for fast food and drive-in businesses along the West Fairbanks corridor.

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 to easily stay tuned-in to official city business.

Public meetings to discuss Denning Drive

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. The follow-up meeting will be held Tuesday, June 7. Both meetings will be 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.

On Thursday, May 12, 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.

At the second meeting, Tuesday, June 7, staff will summarize the May meeting discussions as well as present sketches and concepts based on the feedback from the first workshop. Attendees at this meeting will have the opportunity to discuss, as well as provide input and suggestions on the information presented.

As part of the Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) five-year Capital Improvement Plan, Denning Drive is one of the first projects the CRA is re-evaluating for performance, needs and possible improvements. The Denning Drive corridor is being evaluated under the city’s Complete Streets Resolution and is funded by the CRA. The intent of this evaluation is to improve the experience of walkers, bikers, bus riders and vehicles without compromising the function and level of service of the road.

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

Spring Cleanup time!

It’s that time of year again for spring cleaning, and the city encourages residents to participate in the city’s annual Spring Cleanup.

The annual Spring Cleanup provides an extra “bonus” pickup day so that residents can dispose of 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 prior to their second regularly scheduled pickup day.

If you live north of Fairbanks/Aloma avenues, your assigned pick-up day is Thursday, May 5, or Friday, May 6.

If you live south of Fairbanks/Aloma avenues, your assigned pick-up day is Thursday, May 12, or Friday, May 13

Please note:

Hazardous waste, electronics and yard waste are not included in the Spring Cleanup.

If you live in an apartment, townhome or condo that does not provide curbside service, please contact Waste Pro directly for a large item pickup (fees may apply).

For more information regarding Winter Park’s annual Spring Cleanup, please contact Utility Billing Customer Service at 407-599-3220 or Waste Pro at 407-774-0800.

No more warnings for pedestrian and bicycle violations

The Winter Park Police Department has been working hard to remind all roadway users to pay attention and follow the rules of the road. During this campaign period, the department first started with the education phase, then transitioned into the warning phase, and has now entered the enforcement phase. During 2014, in Orange County alone, there were 52 pedestrians and bicyclists killed in traffic collisions, which is significantly higher than any other single county in the state of Florida.

Obeying the law is in everyone’s best interest, therefore, any motorist, pedestrian or bicyclist observed failing to obey traffic laws can expect to receive a citation costing as much as $164. Please remember to always drive, walk and bike safely.

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