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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 4 years ago

Winter Park City Talk

Construction to impact travel to Saturday Farmers' Market
by: Randy Knight Staff Writer

Community Redevelopment Agency meeting

There will be a Community Redevelopment Agency meeting Monday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m., in City Hall Commission Chambers, to discuss Denning Drive and the former bowling alley site on Fairbanks Avenue. This meeting is open to the public.

Feb. 22 City Commission meeting

Following the CRA meeting, there will be a City Commission meeting at 3:30 p.m., in City Hall Commission Chambers. For the most up-to-date agenda, please visit under What’s New. Below are a few topics of interest:

Mayor’s Report

Presentation – Painting of historic Kummer-Kilbourne House from Alan Keene, Keewin Real Property Company

Proclamation – Day of Happiness

Proclamation – 2016 General and Referendum Election

Non-action Items

Financial Report – December 2015

Consent Agenda

Approve the minutes for Feb. 8, 2016.

Approve purchase and contracts (for a complete list, please visit

Action Items Requiring Discussion

Funding options for acquisition of property at 1111 W. Fairbanks Ave. (former bowling alley).

Public Hearings

Resolution – Designating 118 W. Comstock Ave. as a historic resource on the Winter Park Register of Historic Places.

Resolution – Designating 1574 Sunset Drive as a historic resource on the Winter Park Register of Historic Places.

First reading of the ordinance authorizing the issuance of not exceeding $21,000,000 Electric Refunding Revenue Bonds to finance the refunding of a portion of its outstanding Electric Refunding and Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2007.

Request of Alfredas Sumanas for the property located at 1240 Fairview Ave.:

First reading of the ordinance amending the “Comprehensive Plan” Future Land Use Map to change from Office to Commercial designation.

First reading of the ordinance amending the Official Zoning Map to change from Office District zoning to Commercial District.

Request of Winter Park Town Center Ltd:

Conditional use approval to demolish and rebuild approximately 25,000 square feet of retail building area within the Winter Park Village Shopping Center at 402 and 490 N. Orlando Ave., zoned C-1.

Request of Z Properties:

Subdivision or lot split approval to divide the property at 360 Beloit Ave., zoned R-1A, into two single family building lots.

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.

Construction to impact travel to Saturday Farmers’ Market

On Friday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m., New York and Lyman avenues improvements will continue, which includes replacement of the railroad tracks, as well as demolition, rebuilding, and resurfacing of the existing rough railroad crossing to create a smoother road surface. Both the railroad crossing and intersection will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and is expected to reopen Sunday, Feb. 21, at approximately 11 p.m.

This closure will impact the pedestrian and vehicular traffic during the Saturday, Feb. 20, Winter Park Farmers’ Market. Attendees are asked to follow the detour signs that will direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic to and from the market during this time.

For additional information, please contact the Public Works Department at 407-599-3262.

Golf Course Renovation Groundbreaking

The city’s Parks & Recreation Department cordially invites the community to attend the Renovation Groundbreaking for the Winter Park Golf Course Monday, Feb. 29, at noon. City officials will offer remarks and lead the groundbreaking ceremony with a divot toss to kick-off the six-month renovation project. The golf course is expected to be closed from March to September 2016, with a grand re-opening scheduled for the fall.

In honor of the renovation groundbreaking, Winter Park Golf Course is offering a free lunch cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (while supplies last), and free golf beginning at 7 a.m. Golfers interested in playing their final nine holes before the renovations begin are encouraged to sign up at [email protected]. Festivities throughout the day will include merchandise deals and giveaways, renovation plans display, annual pass information, and sign-up to play on opening day once the renovations have been completed.

The city has launched a “your new golf course” button on the home page of its official website or visit This will highlight specific details of the renovation process, including schedules, photos and renderings. For questions regarding the renovation, please email [email protected].

President’s Circle Award

Keep Winter Park Beautiful received the 2015 Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award at its recent National Conference in Orlando. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.

In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, KWPB has met KAB’s standards of merit by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio, and administering activities in the areas of litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction, as well as beautification and community greening.

KWPB works with neighborhoods and volunteers throughout the community on public green space projects, organizing environmental cleanups, and other projects related to enhancing the ecological, economic and social sustainability throughout the city. The mission of KWPB is to improve the quality, sustainability, and aesthetics of our environment in order to create a healthier, more beautiful place to live, work and play.

For more information regarding KWPB projects and sponsorship opportunities, please visit  

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