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Jan. 9 City Commission meeting highlights

Mayor’s Report

• Civil Service Board appointments were approved.

Consent Agenda

• The minutes for Dec. 12, 2016 were approved.

• The contract renewal with Gerhartz & Associates LLC, and authorize the mayor to execute Amendment No. 4, was approved.

Public Hearings

• The request of CDS Contractor Inc.: Subdivision approval to re-orient and re-plat the properties at 1300 and 1324 Miller Ave. was approved.

• The request of Randall Lazarus for subdivision or lot split approval to divide the property at 1800 Edwin Blvd. into two single family lots, failed.

• The first 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 Phil Kean Designs:

— The first reading of the ordinance amending the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map to change the designation of Low Density Residential to Parking Lot on the north 20 feet of 947 N. Kentucky Ave. was denied.

— The first reading of the ordinance amending the Official Zoning Map to change Low Density Residential zoning to Parking Lot District zoning on the north 20 feet of 947 N. Kentucky Ave. was denied.

• Request of Mr. Morgan Bellows:

— The first reading of the ordinance amending the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use designation of single Family Residential to Low Density Residential at 335 W. Comstock Ave. was denied.

— The first reading of the ordinance amending the Official Zoning Map to change single Family Residential District zoning to Low Density Residential District zoning at 335 W. Comstock Ave. was denied.

• Request of TGG Ltd.

— The first 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.

— First 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.

• Request of Sydgan Corporation:

— Approved: Resolution approving amendments to the development order for the Ravaudage Planned Development (PD) encompassing the following items:

1) To modify the Ravaudage PD height map, sheet C-5 of the development plans

2) To amend the Ravaudage Land Use Plan to provide entitlements for two properties added to the Ravaudage PD

A full copy of the Jan. 9 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org/ccminutes the week of Jan. 23, pending approval by the City Commission.

Unity Heritage Festival

Residents and local businesses will come together to celebrate the city’s 15th annual Unity Heritage Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, at Shady Park in Hannibal Square. The annual festival will promote family history and raise funds for the Educational Fulfillment Fund for local economically disadvantaged youth. Activities will include children’s games, food and retail vendors, and entertainment by various gospel artists. For more information, please call 407-599-3275.

City Hall closed

City Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no impact to regularly scheduled garbage or recycling services.

Dinner on the Avenue tables sold out!

The city of Winter Park’s 16th annual Dinner on the Avenue scheduled for Saturday, April 8, is officially sold out. In order to meet demand for what has become Winter Park’s social event of the year, the city added 10 tables this year to accommodate an additional 80 patrons. All 170 tables sold out in just under an hour after going on sale at 8 a.m., with only four tables now on the wait list.

Patrons will gather together with friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to dine under the stars on beautiful Park Avenue from 6 to 10 p.m. Only the table, white linen tablecloth and chairs are provided – everything else is up to the diners.

Creativity is encouraged and each group is challenged to develop its own unique look and individual décor. Awards will be presented to winners in various categories including most colorful, most elegant, most original, best TV/movie-themed and honorable mentions. The judging will begin at 7 p.m. sharp, and awards will be presented once the judges have decided on the winners.

For more information regarding this unique dining experience, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/dinner or call 407-643-1613.

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