Winter Garden City Commission meeting set for Jan. 24

Winter Garden city commissioners will discuss ordinances regarding changes to the city's employee pension plans and comprehensive plan.

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Changes to employee pension plans 

Tonight, Winter Garden city commissioners will see the first readings for two ordinances – Ordinances 19-08 and 19-09 – which concern pensions for firefighters, police officers and general City of Winter Garden employees. The ordinances seek to implement changes required by the internal revenue codes to pension plans for the city’s general employee, firefighters and police officers. The second reading is anticipated to take place Feb. 14.

Amendments to city’s comprehensive plan

Commissioners will also vote on the second reading of Ordinance 18-36, which aims to make amendments to Policy 1- 1.2.7, Policy 1-1.2.8, Policy 1-1.2.10, and Policy 1-1.2.14 of the future land use section of the Winter Garden Comprehensive Plan. A comprehensive plan is a type of document municipal governments use to define long-range intentions with regard to future development. According to the agenda, the amendments to the city’s comprehensive plan are intended to ensure the policies reflect the regulations the city adopted in Ordinance 17-06. Ordinance 17-06 pertains to the East Plant Street Character Area. It created two overlay districts and established the Character Area Planned Unit Development zoning district. 


The city is also planning to vote on passing a resolution, titled Resolution 19-01. According to the city’s agenda, the resolution would notify the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways & Trails that Phase I of the city’s West Orange Trail Downtown Realignment Project will be added under Capital Expenditures for the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. The realignment project, which will affect roughly 350 feet of the West Orange Trail, is not presently listed under the city’s current capital expenditures budget for FY 2019. The project is intended to improve visual awareness for trail users and vehicles, enhanced visual site lines, and increase the public safety of the trails, according to the agenda.

Any residents with questions or concerns may contact Winter Garden City Hall at (407) 656-4111. Click here to view the full agenda.


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