- August 31, 2018
The Ocoee City Commission will vote on the first reading of an ordinance that seeks to amend the allowed hours that businesses may sell alcoholic beverages. As it stands, the city’s Code of Ordinances permits the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. With the passing of this ordinance during the second reading, these hours will be changed to 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., in line with the cities of Orlando, Winter Garden and Windermere. According to the ordinance, this change is sought to ensure Ocoee is not an economic disadvantage.
The mayor and city commissioners will also consider city staff’s recommendation to approve the annexation, PUD rezoning, land use plan and preliminary/final subdivision plan for a planned unit development to be located at 8600 Silver Star Road. The 10.91-acre property, which is currently undeveloped with planted pine trees, is located on the south side of Silver star Road, approximately 1,200 feet east of Ohio shores Road and 900 feet west of Good Homes road. The applicant for this request aims to construct a total of 43 single-family homes with a density of 3.12 dwellings per acre.
Tonight, Ocoee commissioners will see the second reading of an emergency item regarding a contract with Ceres Environmental services, Inc. for the recovery and removal of debris left behind by Hurricane Irma. The city hopes to piggyback off the same contract Ceres Environmental Services, Inc. has with Orange County. The cost of the contract is not to exceed $1.2 million, which will be deducted from 2017-2018 city budget funds. However, the city plans to submit the contract to FEMA and FHWA for potential future reimbursement. The first reading for this item was held during a special session meeting September 6, but the contract was activated beforehand by the city manager in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.
Contact Gabby Baquero at [email protected]