CITY COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
The City Commission met on March 22 at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers. Below are a few highlights of the major decisions that were made:
A presentation was made to the two outgoing City Commissioners Margie Bridges and Karen Diebel. The Mayor thanked them for their dedicated service the past three years.
The official Oath of Office was also held for the two newly elected City Commissioners: Carolyn Cooper (Seat 3) and Tom McMacken (Seat 4).
A presentation was made by the Keep Winter Park Beautiful Board on their past and current projects.
A moment of silence was taken acknowledging the passing of Mr. Stanley Wilson.
A 90-day plan and discussion of the strategic planning work session was set for Monday, April 12, at 2 p.m.
CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT:
The agreement resolving Williams vs. City was approved.
A presentation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) was given and a work session was scheduled for Monday, March 29, at noon, in the Commission Chambers at City Hall to review the CAFR in more detail.
A Fiscal Year 2009/2010 financial report was given by the city's Finance Director.
Potential 2010 Comprehensive Plan changes were discussed.
The minutes of 3/8/10 were revised and approved.
The Tennis Court Rules and Standards and Tennis Instructors Use Fee for Cady Way Park and Phelps Park were approved.
The Reforestation Services bid award to Groundtek of Central Florida was approved.
Reynolds Inliner, LLC, was approved for sanitary sewer main rehabilitation lining, piggy-backing the St. Petersburg contract.
Medtronic Physio-Control Corporation, piggy-backing National Association of State Procurement Officials, was approved.
The Keep Winter Park Beautiful Board's revised bylaws were approved.
Second reading of the ordinance adopting new zoning regulations Section 58-89 and Section 58-90, amending the process and procedures, standards and criteria for approval of changes to the zoning regulations text and official zoning map and for conditional uses was tabled until the Monday, April 12 City Commission meeting.
A full copy of the March 22 City Commission minutes will be available on www.cityofwinterpark.org the week of April 12 pending approval by the City Commission.
BOARD APPLICATIONS DEADLINE APRIL 1
The City of Winter Park has 21 citizen boards that meet on a regular basis to help the City Commission make decisions about various aspects of our city. These boards provide an outlet that can channel passion into actual city policy, and service on a board is one of the best ways to sustain the things that are treasured and promote change in areas needed.
In May, the Mayor will nominate candidates to fill vacant board positions and the City Commission will vote on them. If you are interested in serving as a board member, please visit www.cityofwinterpark.org > under Government > Boards to review the types of boards the city offers and to submit your application. Applications to be considered for the 2010 board member vacancies must be submitted by Thursday, April 1.
GETGOOGLING.COM UNTIL THIS FRIDAY
Google™ is looking for a city/geographic area to test their experimental, ultra high-speed Internet network. The City of Orlando is submitting an application and we would like to support our neighboring city's efforts to be considered for this pilot program. Help let Google know that the Orlando area is the place by visiting www.getgoogling.com.
There isn't much time. The application is due back to Google on Friday, March 26.
PLEASE PARDON OUR DIGGING, WE'RE ENHANCING OUR CITY'S TREASURE
The city will begin Phase I of its renovations to Central Park from Morse Boulevard to New England Avenue beginning in late March 2010. Phase II, between Morse Boulevard and Garfield Avenue, will begin after the Olde Fashion 4th of July Celebration and will be completed well before the large string of events that occur in the fall.
Renovations will include replacing the current lighting with new decorative light posts, installing a new electrical system, replacing the irrigation with more water-efficient equipment, laying new sod, and adding new landscaping that will spruce up the natural beauty of the park.