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by: Randy Knight Staff Writer

Jan. 23 City Commission meeting

There will be a City Commission meeting Monday, Jan. 23, 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 cityofwinterpark.org under What’s New. Below are a few topics of interest:

Mayor’s Report

• Business Recognition Award Recipient 4th Quarter 2016 – Izea Inc.

• Appointments to the Age Friendly Winter Park Advisory Board

• Board appointment to the Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board

• Golf Course Task Force

Consent Agenda

• Approve the minutes for Jan. 9, 2017.

• Approve Musco Lighting Inc. for Ward Park Field 8, light pole replacement.

• Approve the agreement between the Winter Park Garden Club and Mead Botanical Gardens, and agree to amend the existing land lease pending city attorney approval of the wording.

• Approve a six-month extension of pay differential for an employee currently deployed on active military duty.

Public Hearings

• 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.

• Request of TGG Ltd.

— 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.

— 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.

• 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.

• Requests of Rollins College:

— First reading of the ordinance to amend the Land Development Code “Zoning Regulations” to change the text of the Commercial (C-3) zoning district to add a new conditional use to include “Warehousing and Distribution Facilities When Serving a University or College.”

— First reading of the ordinance to amend the “Comprehensive Plan” Future Land Use Map to change from a Low Density Residential Future Land Use Designation to a Commercial Future Land Use Designation on 875 square-feet of the northwest corner of 483 Holt Ave.

— First reading of the ordinance to amend the Official Zoning Map to change from Low Density Residential (R-2) District zoning to Commercial (C-3) District zoning on 875 square-feet of the northwest corner of 483 Holt Ave.

— Conditional Use approval to construct a two-story, 21,564-square-foot building on the vacant properties at 501 Holt Ave. and 450 W. Fairbanks Ave. to hold the facilities and physical plant operations of Rollins College, providing for certain exceptions and for a development agreement, if required.

• Requests of Winter Park Real Estate Advisors Inc.:

— 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.

— 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.

— Conditional use approval 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.

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 cityofwinterpark.org/cclive to easily stay tuned-in to official city business.

Side by Side “A celebration to pause and honor the gifts of our community”

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. in Knowles Memorial Chapel, located at 1000 Holt Ave., on the campus of Rollins College. 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.

Attendees are encouraged to register by Friday, Jan. 20, at tinyurl.com/wpside17. Walk-ins are also welcome.

For more information regarding Side by Side, please contact [email protected] or 407-599-3506.

Buying fresh fruit and produce is a ‘SNAP’ at farmers market

The city of Winter Park’s Sustainability Program is proud to announce the Winter Park Farmers’ Market will provide access to the Supplemental Nutrition Access Program beginning Saturday, Feb. 4. This government program allows low-income patrons to purchase fresh food they need to maintain good health. Patrons holding SNAP/EBT cards will now be able to purchase tokens at the market’s welcome booth, and then use the tokens to purchase qualifying food items from WPFM vendors. WPFM is located at 200 W. New England Ave., and is open Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The SNAP/EBT program is brought to WPFM in part by the Winter Park Health Foundation and Healthy Central Florida. WPFM also received a $5,000 grant from the Fresh Access Bucks program. These funds will allow SNAP/EBT patrons to gain additional spending power with matching funds up to $20 to be used only at Florida-grown produce and edible plant vendors. WPFM and Audubon Park Community Market are the only two markets in central Florida offering access to the SNAP/EBT program.

No cash? No problem! Along with the SNAP/EBT program, patrons of WPFM will also be offered convenient access to cash-equivalent tokens with their ATM cards at the welcome booth. These tokens will allow patrons to purchase items at all market vendors.

For more information regarding WPFM and the services provided, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/farmers-market

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