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Winter Park City Manager Randy Knight

MARCH 22 CITY COMMISSION MEETING TOPICS OF INTEREST

There will be a City Commission meeting on Monday, March 22, at 3:30 p.m., in City Hall Commission Chambers. Below are a few topics of interest:

Presentation to outgoing City Commissioners

Oath of Office for the two newly elected City Commissioners

BOARD UPDATES:

-Keep Winter Park Beautiful

MAYOR'S REPORT:

-Passing of Mr. Stanley Wilson

-90-day plan - Scheduled Work session for April 12

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT:

-Agreement resolving Williams vs. city

NON ACTION ITEMS:

-Presentation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

-Fiscal Year 2009/2010 financial report

-Potential 2010 comprehensive plan changes

CONSENT AGENDA:

-Approve the minutes of March 8.

-Approve the Tennis Court Rules and Standards and Tennis Instructors Use Fee for Cady Way Park and Phelps Park.

-Approve Reforestation Services bid award to Groundtek of Central Florida.

-Approve Reynolds Inliner LLC for sanitary sewer main rehabilitation lining, piggy-backing the City of St. Petersburg contract.

-Approve Medtronic Physio-Control Corporation, piggy-backing National Association of State Procurement Officials.

-Approve the Keep Winter Park Beautiful Board revised bylaws.

ACTION ITEMS REQUIRING DISCUSSION:

-Schedule a strategic planning session and discuss how it will be facilitated.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

-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.

CITY COMMISSION REPORTS:

Commissioner Anderson

Commissioner Dillaha

Commissioner Cooper

Commissioner McMacken

Mayor Bradley

-Repeal Ordinance No. 2793-10 requiring a supermajority for Comprehensive Plan changes to align with the vote of the people as expressed in Charter Amendment No. 10.

You can find the Commission's full agenda and information on specific agenda items by logging on to the city's official Web site at www.cityofwinterpark.org and by clicking on Government > City Commission > Packets.

MARCH 22 CRA AGENCY MEETING

The City Commission will adjourn from the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting on Monday, March 22, and reconvene as the CRA Board at 4:30 p.m., to discuss the appointment of the Park Avenue Area Association Task Force.

GET GOOGLING

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. This means our businesses, both large and small, could have access to an Internet connection 100 times faster than anyone else giving them an incredible edge in creating the technology and jobs of tomorrow that will ultimately benefit our community.

We need you to tell Google why we're the right community to take full advantage of this incredible opportunity. Here's how you can help:

Fill out Google's survey: Tell Google what you or your company might be able to accomplish with this kind of Internet connection. What sort of dreams could you turn into reality? You can find a link to it on the homepage of our Web site www.cityofwinterpark.org > Get Googling button.

Get creative: Show the world why you want Google to choose the Orlando area by making your own YouTube video and submitting it to www.cityofwinterpark.org > Get Googling.

Get mapped: Make your mark and tell Google why they should build its fiber network here. You can make your Google mark at www.cityofwinterpark.org > Get Googling button.

Tell your friends: Post it on Facebook, talk about it on Twitter. Tell them to go to www.cityofwinterpark.org > Get Googling button.

There isn't much time. The application is due to Google on Friday, March 26. Our community is up to the task, so let's "Get Googling!"

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

The City of Winter Park Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Board will celebrate by hosting the second 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. Bike from Park to Park supports the mission to promote a viable and safe pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly infrastructure.

Those interested in participating are asked to please RSVP by Tuesday, March 23, via e-mail at trafficguy@cityofwinterpark.org or by calling 407-599-3233.

56th ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

The city of Winter Park is proud to announce their 56th annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 3, in beautiful Central Park located in downtown Winter Park. This fun-filled event will provide as much excitement and laughs for adults as it will for youngsters.

Children as old as 10 can begin lining up at 9:30 a.m. The hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m. when the Easter Bunny gives the official starting signal. Children with special needs are also encouraged to join in the fun.

More than 10,000 stuffed eggs will be placed throughout Central Park. As always, children who come up empty handed will still be able to enjoy special treats at the designated area.

For more information regarding the city of Winter Park's 56th annual Easter Egg Hunt, please call 407-599-3203.

Visit the city's official Web site at www.cityofwinterpark.org, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.