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Winter Park City Manager Randy Knight

MARCH 8 CITY COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

The City Commission met on March 8 at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers. Below are a few highlights of the major decisions that were made:

CITY BOARD UPDATES:

A presentation was made by the Environmental Review Board.

MAYOR'S REPORT:

-The Winter Park High School Varsity Cheerleaders were recognized for their recent State and Regional Championships.

-The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce presented checks from the Pancake Breakfast to local schools.

-A proclamation declaring "Fix a Leak Week" was presented.

-A proclamation declaring "Bicycle Month" was presented.

-An update was given regarding his visit at the Florida League of Mayor's meeting.

-Reminders regarding pedestrian safety were also given.

CONSENT AGENDA:

-The minutes of the Feb. 22 City Commission meeting were approved with modifications.

-CH2M HILL was approved for providing the 5-Year Consumptive Use Permit Compliance Report for CUP No. 7624.

-Amendment VII to the interlocal agreement for the operation of the Iron Bridge Water Reclamation Facility was approved.

-The demolition of the Winter Park Community Center building, including hazardous material remediation, demolition, recycling of selected materials and disposal of all other materials was approved to be awarded to the BG Group of Boca Raton for the lump sum of $53,880 and accept their unit pricing to excavate earth with debris and disposal of unsuitable earth from the site, if required and directed by the city.

-The award of RFP-6-2010, to Melrose Retention Ponds Stormwater Project was approved to JCB Construction.

ACTION ITEMS REQUIRING DISCUSSION:

-The city manager was approved to procure architectural services from Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock for the preparation of preliminary architectural drawings to aid in the future request for proposal process to select a design/build team for the project.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

-The first reading of the ordinance adopting new zoning regulations Section 58-89 and Section 58-90, changing 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 approved with modifications.

-The resolution regarding newly elected officials training was approved.

A full copy of the March 8 City Commission minutes will be available on the city's official Web site at www.cityofwinterpark.org the week of March 22 pending approval by the City Commission.

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 2nd ANNUAL BIKE FROM PARK TO PARK

Winter Park Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Board will celebrate Florida Bicycle Month by hosting the 2nd annual Bike from Park to Park at 8 a.m. Friday, March 26.

Bicyclists will begin their ride through scenic Winter Park at Mead Garden, located at 1300 S. Denning Drive, and will conclude in Central Park's West Meadow with refreshments courtesy of Panera Bread.

R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, March 23, via e-mail at trafficguy@cityofwinterpark.org or by calling 407-599-3233.

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA SPRING POPS "MUSICAL POSTCARDS"

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present Spring Pops "Musical Postcards" at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in Central Park in downtown Winter Park. The event is free and open to the public.

For further information on this special performance, please contact the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra at 407-896-6700.

Quick Census 2010 Facts

The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years.

In March, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. You must answer 10 questions and mail the form back in the postage-paid envelope provided.

A census taker may visit you if you do not return your form. If this happens, ask him/her for their official government badges marked with just their name. Call 407-473-6108 if you need to confirm.

Any personal data you provide is protected under federal law. Visit www.2010census.gov or call 407-473-6108 for more information. The Winter Park Question & Answer Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave., is open Tuesday, March 16 through Tuesday, April 22 (open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.).

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