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Winter Park City Manager Randy Knight

APRIL 11 MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

There was a City Commission meeting held on April 11 at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers. Below are a few highlights of decisions made:

CONSENT AGENDA:

•The minutes of March 28’s City Commission meeting were approved with modifications.

•The Park Avenue Recycling Program and authorization to purchase 10 recycling containers for Park Avenue were approved.

•Various purchases and contracts were approved. For a complete list of purchases and contracts, please access the Commission Agenda Packet at www.cityofwinterpark.org > Government > City Commission > Agenda Packets.

ACTION ITEMS REQUIRING DISCUSSION:

•The proposed funding for the initial improvements to the “Environmental Learning Center” at Mead Garden was approved with an amendment.

•Commissioner Steven Leary was appointed as vice mayor.

•The concept of community conversations was discussed and approved to move forward.

•The draft of the Economic Development Plan was presented and approved by the Commission for final adoption this summer.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

•The second reading of the ordinance regulating the sale of metals to secondary metal recyclers was approved.

•The second reading of the ordinance repealing Fleet Peeples Park fees was approved.

•The second reading of the ordinance repealing City Commissioner salaries was approved.

•The first reading of the ordinance regarding a moratorium regulating pain management clinics was approved.

•The fee schedule effective Sunday, May 1, was adopted as presented.

•A full copy of the April 11 City Commission minutes will be available on the city’s official Web site at www.cityofwinterpark.org the week of April 25, pending approval by the City Commission


DINNER ON THE AVENUE STREET CLOSURE

The city of Winter Park will host the 10th annual Dinner on the Avenue on Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Tables sold out at a record-breaking pace and 1,200-plus diners are expected to attend this unique social event.

Park Avenue will be closed to all thru traffic from Morse Boulevard to New England Avenue, on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 3 p.m. Therefore, employees may wish to park in surrounding public lots and not on Park Avenue between Morse Boulevard and New England Avenue, or down Welbourne Avenue.

For more information, questions or concerns, please call 407-643-1627.


WINTER PARK GOES BLUE AND WHITE

As the Orlando Magic embark on their fifth consecutive NBA playoff attempt in their quest for the NBA Championship, the city of Winter Park is proud to present Orlando Magic Day on Friday, April 15, at noon, on City Hall plaza located at 401 Park Ave. S. in downtown Winter Park. Festivities will include remarks from Mayor Ken Bradley, special guest appearances, prize giveaways, and pep rally music and photo opportunities with the Orlando Magic dancers.

In addition to the festivities of Orlando Magic Day, the city will also kickoff Winter Park’s 6th Man Zone which will be in effect throughout the playoffs. Winter Park’s 6th Man Zone will include events such as game night watch parties, social media-driven activities, contests, giveaways and appearances by Magic performers and community ambassadors.

Wear your blue and white Magic colors when you visit the 6th Man Zone throughout downtown Winter Park and receive special offers by those merchants designated by their blue and white window displays. Pick up your free Orlando Magic playoff items including car magnets, yard signs and cheer cards at Panera Bread, located at 329 N. Park Ave., while supplies last.

To get updates on all the playoff activities and chances to win game tickets, follow the Orlando Magic on Facebook, Twitter and INSIDER e-newsletter at:

www.Facebook.com/OrlandoMagic

www.twitter.com/Orlando_Magic

www.orlandomagic.com

www.cityofwinterpark.org/Facebook

www.twitter.com/winterparkfla

Go Magic!


RUN FOR THE TREES

In honor of National Arbor Day, the city of Winter Park will proudly host the 19th annual Jeannette Genius McKean “Run for the Trees” on Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 a.m. This annual 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk will begin at Showalter Field, located at 2525 Cady Way, and finish on beautiful Genius Drive, which is open to the public only once a year for this magnificent event. Each “Run for the Trees” race participant will receive a commemorative T-shirt as well as a young tree to plant at a location of their choice.

Funds raised from the event will support the Winter Park Tree Replacement Fund. Tree replacement is needed continually throughout the city as trees become damaged from storms or reach the end of their natural lifespan.

For specific “Run for the Trees” race details and registration information, please visit www.trackshack.com.


EASTER EGG HUNT

The city of Winter Park is proud to announce their 57th annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 23 in beautiful Central Park located in downtown Winter Park.

Children up to 10 years of age can begin lining up at 9:30 a.m. The hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Children with special needs are also encouraged to join in the fun.

Winter Park’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is the city’s oldest community event. Grandparents are now bringing the third generation of children to hunt for eggs, and fun is bound to be had by all.

For more information, please call 407-599-3203.

Visit the city’s official website at www.cityofwinterpark.org, find us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.