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Winter Park City Manager Randy Knight

JUNE 13 CITY COMMISSION MEETING TOPICS OF INTEREST

There will be a City Commission meeting on Monday, June 13, at 3:30 p.m., in City Hall Commission Chambers. Below are a few topics of interest:

  • MAYOR’S REPORT

• Mayor’s board appointments

  • CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

• Post office and curbside delivery update

  • NON ACTION ITEMS

• Legislative update

• Presentation by Police Chief Brett Railey on the Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (D.D.A.C.T.S.) model being used by the Winter Park Police Department for more effective and efficient deployment of personnel.

• Civility pledge (suggestions from Ethics Board)

  • CONSENT AGENDA

• Approve the minutes of May 23.

• Approve the modification to the minutes of May 9.

o Award IFB-16-2011 to Extreme Pavers of Brevard, Inc.

• Approve various purchases and agreements (for a complete list of purchases and agreements, please access the Commission Agenda Packet at www.cityofwinterpark.org > Government > City Commission > Agenda Packets).

• Award IFB-9-2011 to GE Prolec Transformersc Inc. for the purchase of Power Transformer (Canton Avenue Substation T-2).

• Approval to officially record the sanitary sewer easement granted to the city in 2004 and the Development and Easement Agreement for 121 Garfield Ave.

• Approve the waiver for RideGreen Scooters, LLC, to park up to three scooters outside each premises (700/704 West Fairbanks Avenue) for a total of six scooters.

  • ACTION ITEMS REQUIRING DISCUSSION

• Official city flag objective and public participation process.

  • PUBLIC HEARINGS

• Second reading of the ordinance regarding advisory board membership and roles.

• Request of Winter Park Redevelopment Agency LTD for property at 400 W. New England Ave.: (Quasi-Judicial hearing)

• Second reading of the ordinance changing the existing zoning of Commercial (C-3A) District to Commercial (C-2) District.

• Request of Backworks, Inc.: (Quasi-Judicial hearing)

• First reading of the ordinance amending the official zoning map to change the existing zoning of Parking Lot (PL) District to Office (O-2) District and Single Family (R-1A) to Parking Lot (PL) at 1605 W. Fairbanks Ave.

• Resolution - State of Florida Department of Transportation Joint Participation Agreement 426791-1-94-01 for the reconstruction of the Winter Park Train Station/Amtrak Station.

• First reading of the ordinance authorizing lease purchase agreement not to exceed $1,750,000 for the acquisition of Trane Air Conditioning and Lighting System.

  • CITY COMMISSION

REPORTS

• Commissioner Leary

• Commissioner Sprinkel

• Commissioner Cooper

• Commissioner McMacken

• Mayor Bradley

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.


PERFECT SUMMER CAMP FOR NATURE LOVERS

What are wetlands and uplands? What plants attract butterflies and birds? What is a habitat? How do animals and plants support each other? How do you grow an organic garden? How does wind make electricity?

Why is it important to understand the answers to these questions? Mead Botanical Garden’s summer camps for children ages 9-13 will answer these questions in a curriculum designed to complement Sunshine State Standards for environmental sciences. Choose from two camps:

  1. “Young Naturalists” begins on Monday, June 27, and campers will experience the wonder of discovery as they explore Florida’s ecosystems and the fascinating plants and animals that live here.

  2. “Earth Defenders” begins on Monday, June 20, and campers will have fun becoming environmental stewards and learning the importance of conserving and preserving as they investigate their impact on the natural world.

Mead Botanical Garden’s summer camps are designed to take the mystery out of nature, engender competence in the children, and instill in them the belief that they can be agents for positive change — all while furthering and fulfilling the mission to nurture a 75-year-old urban oasis and to protect and preserve a botanical garden emphasizing nature, sustainability and environmental learning.

For more information, please visit www.meadgarden.org/programs/mead-summer-camp


WINTER PARK FEATURED FOR NATIONAL AUDIENCE

The month of June has become a busy month of national entertainment and educational interest for the city of Winter Park. See the following Winter Park stars that have recently shined in the lens of a new travel pilot program, a popular reality television show and an educational publishing company:

Going Places - The Winter Park Farmers’ Market, the Winter Park Boat Tour and 4 Rivers BBQ were featured destinations for the filming of Going Places, a pilot travel show that will highlight things to do and places to eat as an alternative to the theme parks in the Orlando area. The filming for Going Places was held on June 4. A Web cast of the show will be available for viewing by the end of June at www.LOLNTV.com under the General Channel.

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