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Keep Fido on a leash
by: Randy Knight Staff Writer

Jan. 23 City Commission meeting highlights

Mayor’s Report

• IZEA Inc. was presented the 2016 4th Quarter Business Recognition Award.

• No appointments were made to the Age Friendly Winter Park Advisory Board.

• The board appointment to the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board was confirmed.

• The Golf Course Advisory Board will come forward at a future meeting as an ordinance to establish a new city board.

Consent Agenda

• The minutes for Jan. 9, 2017, meeting were approved.

• Musco Lighting Inc. was approved for Ward Park, Field 8 light-pole replacement.

• The agreement between the Winter Park Garden Club and Mead Botanical Garden was approved with conditions.

• The six-month extension of pay differential for an employee currently deployed on active military duty was approved.

Public Hearings

• The second reading of the ordinance providing for approval of the Project Wellness final plat and acceptance of the dedications; providing for the vacation and abandonment of certain portions of Mizell Avenue, south Edinburgh Drive and north Perth Lane; providing for the vacation and abandonment of certain distribution and utility easements; providing for the renaming of certain public rights of way, was approved.

• Request of TGG Ltd.

— The second reading of the ordinance amending the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use Designation of Commercial to Central Business District at 309 W. New England Ave. was approved.

— The second reading of the ordinance amending the Official Zoning Map to change Medium Density Multi-Family Residential District zoning to Commercial District at 309 W. New England Ave. was approved.

• The request of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church for Conditional Use approval to use their vacant properties at 1010 Garden Drive and 1021 Camelia Ave., zoned Single Family Residential (R-1A), as unpaved grass parking lots for the church, church school and community events, was approved.

• The requests of Rollins College as it relates to 483 and 501 Holt Ave. was postponed until Monday, Feb. 27.

• Requests of Winter Park Real Estate Advisors Inc.:

— The first reading of the ordinance to amend the “Comprehensive Plan” Future Land Use Map to change from Single Family Residential to Medium Density Residential on the 11 feet to the east of 326 Hannibal Square East, and to change from Central Business District to Medium Density Residential on the property at 354 Hannibal Square East, and from Single Family Residential to Low Density Residential on the properties at 463 and 455 W. Lyman Ave. was approved.

— The first reading of the ordinance to amend the Official Zoning Map to change from single Family Residential (R-1A) District to Medium Density Multiple Family Residential (R-3) District zoning on the 11 feet of property to the east of 326 Hannibal Square East, and to change from Commercial (C-2) District zoning to Medium Density Multiple Family Residential (R-3) District zoning on the property at 354 Hannibal Square East, and from Single Family Residential (R-1A) District zoning to Low Density Residential (R-2) District zoning on the properties at 463 and 455 W. Lyman Ave., was approved.

— The Conditional Use to redevelop the properties at 326 and 354 Hannibal Square East and at 465, 463 and 455 W. Lyman Ave. with a nine-unit, two-and three-story residential project, prospectively zoned R-3 and R-2, was approved.

A full copy of the Jan. 23 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org/ccminutes the week of Feb. 13, pending approval by the City Commission.

This Friday: Side by Side

In the spirit of unity and appreciation, the public is cordially invited to the second annual Side by Side “A celebration to pause and honor the gifts of our community,” Friday, Jan. 27, at 8:30 a.m., on the campus of Rollins College in Knowles Memorial Chapel, located at 1000 Holt Ave. This community-wide celebration is presented by First Congregational Church of Winter Park and Rollins College in partnership with the city of Winter Park and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony near the rose garden outside the chapel.

Side by Side was inspired by the community events held in honor of the city’s 125th anniversary in 2012, and will serve as an opportunity for the community to recognize its gifts as well as strengthen relationships with one another. The celebration will feature remarks from leaders representing the civic, business, and spiritual attributes of Winter Park, as well as music from talented soloists and groups from the community. This all-inclusive, community-wide event serves as an opportunity to gather annually in unity and celebration. For more information regarding Side by Side, please contact [email protected] or 407-599-3506.

Keep Fido on a leash

According to the city’s Code of Ordinances, Chapter 18 Section 18-45, dogs must be leashed at all times, unless you are visiting the off-leash area at Lake Baldwin Park or have approval for events where dogs are engaging in competitions, training, or performances which require dogs to be off leash.

As a reminder, with exception to those animals employed by any governmental agency and those aiding sight-impaired persons, all dogs and cats are prohibited in Central Park, within playground areas for children, and in any street or right of way adjacent to Central Park during the three days of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Fido and his friends are welcomed to play in designated areas at Lake Baldwin Park and posted areas of Mead Botanical Garden. As much as we all love our four-legged friends, please be courteous to those around you and keep your dogs leashed. Also, during your walks, please be kind and pick up anything that is left behind by your fur-ever friend.

For more information regarding the city of Winter Park, please visit the city’s official website at cityofwinterpark.org. Like, follow and watch us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, and YouTube.

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