Three things to watch for at Winter Garden City Commission:
Townhomes could be incoming
Tonight, Winter Garden commissioners will vote on the first reading of an ordinance to rezone to planned unit development 1.15 acres at the southeast corner of West Plant Street and South Park Avenue.
A developer intends to purchase the property and construct 24 townhomes. Seven of these townhomes will front Plant Street and can be converted into live-work commercial units, where home owners could use part of the property as space for an office — if approved by the planning and zoning board.
Window security bars
Commissioners will vote on the first reading of an ordinance to prohibit bars on windows and doors that are visible from streets or public right of ways.
The ordinance says that all properties that currently have bars that were legally installed will need to remove the bars by Oct. 31, 2021. Bars not in compliance with code will need to be removed by Oct. 31, 2017.
City Manager Contract
Commissioners will also vote on a contract for City Manager Mike Bollhoefer. His current contract expires Sept. 24.