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Winter Park City Talk

Veterans' celebration this Friday
by: Randy Knight Staff Writer

Nov. 9 City Commission meeting

There will be a City Commission meeting Monday, Nov. 9, 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

• Representative Mike Miller, House District 47

• Proclamation – Week of the Family

• Recognition – Parks & Recreation Department Accreditation Award

Consent Agenda

• Approve the minutes for Oct. 26, 2015.

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

• Cancel the Monday, Dec. 28, City Commission meeting due to the holiday.

Action Items Requiring Discussion

• City Manager evaluation

• Golf Course renovation award (RFP-19-2015)

• Tree planting policy

Public Hearings

• Request of Bethel Baptist Church for the property at 347 W. New England Ave.:

— Second reading of the ordinance to change the Future Land Use designation of Commercial to Central Business District.

— Second reading of the ordinance to change the zoning of Medium Density Multifamily Residential (R-3) District to Commercial (C-2) District.

• Second reading of the ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2015 adopted budget.

• Second reading of the ordinance updating the ordinary high-water elevations of the lakes, and provide clarifications of waterfront review procedures and development standards.

• First reading of the ordinance for the library/civic center bond.

• Requests of Benjamin Partners, Ltd., Greenhouse Partners Ltd., and Garmet Ltd. for amendments to the Development Order for Ravaudage Planned Development.

• Historic Preservation:

— First reading of the ordinance amending Chapter 58 “Land Development Code” Article VIII, “Historic Preservation” to provide clarity, improve the functionality, and revise the process and procedures for the Historic Preservation Board and staff; designation of historic landmarks, historic resources and historic districts; the regulation, administration and enforcement concerning such designated landmarks, resources and district, and the certificate of review process; creating procedures for the demolition of properties identified in the Florida Master Site File and Historic Survey; and amending provisions regarding tax exemptions for historic properties.

— Resolution – Accepting recommendations for incentives for Historic Preservation from the Historic Preservation Board.

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.

Veterans’ celebration this Friday

On Friday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. the city of Winter Park will present its fifth annual Veterans Day Celebration “Honoring Winter Park Heroes.” This event will be held in honor of all of the veterans of Winter Park, Florida, at the Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheatre located at 721 W. New England Ave. The program will include remarks by guest speaker Col. Lance A. Kildron, Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 159, and professor of aerospace studies at the University of Central Florida.

The city calls all veterans that have served in any military campaign or military branch in honor of our nation’s freedom. This event pays tribute to their dedicated service to our country and the community is invited to join us in honoring these distinguished men and women.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the VFW Post 2093 Community Band will be entertaining guests as they visit with organizations and services that offer resources specifically for veteran needs. At 10 a.m., the official program will begin with musical tributes, anecdotal speakers including Col. Kildron, and recognition of veterans according to the various military branches served.

For more information regarding the city’s fifth annual Veterans Day Celebration, please call 407-599-3428.

Fall Cleanup

The city is pleased to announce the 2015 Fall Cleanup during the month of November is just in time for the holiday season. This large-item pickup service will provide a ‘bonus’ day on which Waste Pro, the city’s solid waste service provider, will pick up 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 before their second scheduled garbage and trash pickup day on their designated cleanup week. If you live north of the Fairbanks/Aloma avenues corridor, your bonus pick-up day will be Thursday, Nov. 5, or Friday, Nov. 6. If you live south of the Fairbanks/Aloma avenues corridor, your bonus pick-up day will be Thursday, Nov. 12, or Friday, Nov. 13.

Please note: Hazardous waste, electronics and yard waste are not included in the Fall Cleanup.

For more information regarding Winter Park’s Annual Fall Cleanup or Waste Pro services, please call 407-774-0800.

Feed the Need

On Nov. 2, the Winter Park community renewed its effort to end hunger in Central Florida by kicking off the third annual Feed the Need campaign. Today, the number of children suffering from hunger in Central Florida is one in four – a 4 percent increase over last year. In response to this growing need, the city of Winter Park, Rollins College, Sodexo, Think Creative Inc., and Winter Park Chamber of Commerce have once again joined forces to raise funds to help Second Harvest Food Bank provide more food for families in need from now until Friday, Nov. 20.

New this year, the campaign has launched a text-to-donate initiative, making it easy for community members to donate using a smart phone. Rather than a predetermined amount, donors can text the word NEED to 41444 and set an amount of their choice using a simple form.

When kids have no food, we have no choice but to respond. For every dollar donated, up to $9 worth of grocery products is provided to those in need and 98 cents from every dollar goes straight to feeding people. Please join a team, become a community champion, host an event, or donate online by visiting

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