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Winter Park City Talk

Last weekend to ice skate
by: Randy Knight Staff Writer

Jan. 11 City Commission meeting

There will be a City Commission meeting Monday, Jan. 11, 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:

Non-Action Items

Financial Report – September 2015

Consent Agenda

Approve the minutes for Dec. 14, 2015.

Approve various purchases and contracts (for a complete list, please visit

Approve the letter outlining plans to update the Comprehensive Plan per Chapter 153.3191, Florida Statutes.

Adopt the Orange County Canvassing Board criteria for canvassing Winter Park absentee ballots; and allow the Orange County Canvassing Board to canvass the Winter Park election and certify the election results.

Public Hearings

Request of Rollins College:

— Second reading of the ordinance to amend Chapter 58 “Land Development Code” Article III, “Zoning,” to allow for childcare and educational facilities operated by non-profit entities subject to certain limitations.

— Conditional Use approval for a child care and educational facility operated by Rollins College on the property at 315 Holt Ave., and providing for the approval of a development agreement.

Second reading of the ordinance to vacate and abandon the utility easements located at 110 S. Orlando Ave.

Request of Benjamin Partners, Ltd.:

— Second reading of the ordinance to amend the “Comprehensive Plan” to change the Future Land Use designations at 1531 Lee Road and 1325 Lewis Drive.

— Second reading of the ordinance to amend the official zoning map.

Second reading of the ordinance creating regulations for street performers in certain areas of the city.

Resolution – Authorizing the execution of a non-exclusive interlocal subscription agreement with the Florida PACE funding agency

Resolution – Designating 700 Oxford Road as a historic resource on the Winter Park Register of Historic Places.

Resolution – Designating 901 Georgia Ave. as a historic resource on the Winter Park Register of Historic Places.

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.

CoffeeTalk with Police Chief Brett Railey

This year marks the 10th anniversary of CoffeeTalk where the community can talk one-on-one with city leaders. On Thursday, Jan. 14, citizens can join Police Chief Railey for CoffeeTalk at 8 a.m., at the Winter Park Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave. Let’s enjoy a cup of conversation about our award-winning police department and great coffee provided by Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen. For more information, please call 407-599-3428.

Last weekend to ice skate!

The last day to skate at the city’s Winter in the Park holiday ice skating rink is Sunday, Jan. 10. If you haven’t already taken a spin on the ice, there’s only a few days left. Bring your friends and family to experience some cool fun before it’s all over. Open daily Monday through Thursday, from 3 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 3 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. For more freezing information, please call 407-599-3203 or skate onto our blustery website at

Register now for SIDE BY SIDE

In the spirit of unity and appreciation, the public is cordially invited to SIDE BY SIDE “A celebration to pause and honor the gifts of our community,” Friday, Jan. 29, 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 is anticipated to occur each year as an opportunity to gather annually in unity and celebration.

Attendees are encouraged to register by Friday, Jan. 22, at

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

Upcoming Candidate Forums

City Commission seats 3 and 4 will be on the 2016 ballot for election. The General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15. Election information can be found at Save the date for the upcoming Candidate Forums:

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Winter Park Community Center – Hosted by the Winter Park Voice

Friday, Feb. 12, 8 to 9 a.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center – Hosted by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce

Friday, Feb. 19, noon to 1 p.m. at the Winter Park Public Library – Hosted by the Winter Park Public Library

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