May 14 City Commission meeting highlights
There was a City Commission meeting on May 14. Below are a few highlights of decisions made:
The city was recognized as a “Fit Friendly Company” by the American Heart Association.
The city was presented a check from Kenneth Murrah for the City of Winter Park Tree Fund.
Many of the 2012 board appointments were confirmed.
May 20-26 was proclaimed Emergency Medical Services Week.
The month of May was proclaimed Civility Month.
The city was presented with the FSAWWA Most Outstanding Class “C” Water Plant Award.
The March 2012 Financial Report was accepted.
The minutes of April 23 were approved.
The various contracts and formal solicitations were tabled.
The Interlocal Agreement with the city of Casselberry for fire-rescue apparatus inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs was approved.
The fourth annual Winter in the Park Holiday Ice Equipment Rental and Management Agreement with Magic Ice USA was approved, and the Mayor was authorized to execute the contract.
The development and easement agreement for 121 Garfield Ave. was approved.
Action items requiring discussion
The Hannibal Square East street dining (Armando’s and Hannibal’s) was approved with amendments.
The bidding out of the city attorney contract was discussed, and more information was requested.
The bidding out of the federal lobbyist position was discussed, and no decision was made.
The purchasing policy regarding the inclusion of local preference was moved to the June 11 meeting for further discussion.
A discussion was held regarding a potential policy that governs City Commission written communication. Staff was directed to review the policies of other municipalities and bring it back for the Commission’s review.
The proposed Sustainability Advisory Board was tabled.
The first reading of the ordinance enacting revisions to single-family and accessory building regulations related to pain management clinics was approved.
The first reading of the ordinance increasing taxicab rates was approved.
The resolution designating 1500 Berkshire Ave. as a historic resource on the Winter Park Register of Historic Places was approved.
The resolution supporting a communitywide initiative to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities in Central Florida through education, engineering and enforcement was approved.
The resolution requesting Florida Department of Transportation change the sign at the Interstate 4, Fairbanks Avenue exit from “Winter Park” to “Winter Park Historic District” was tabled.
A full copy of the May 14 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of June 11, pending approval by the City Commission.
May 28 City Commission meeting canceled
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the Monday, May 28, City Commission meeting has been canceled.
City Hall Closed
City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Household garbage, yard trash and recycling collection services will not be provided by Waste Pro. Normal services will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day. On behalf of the city of Winter Park, warmest wishes to everyone for a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.
KABOOM! names Winter Park “Playful City USA”
213 cities and towns, including Winter Park, have earned recognition from national non-profit KaBOOM! as 2012 Playful City USA communities for their efforts to increase play opportunities for children. This is the second year that Winter Park has been recognized. Presented by The Humana Foundation, Playful City USA is a national program advocating for local policies that increase play opportunities for children and a key platform in combating the play deficit.
City named Fit-Friendly
The city of Winter Park has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat healthier and become more active. Winter Park joins the growing list of organizations that are taking steps to decrease healthcare expenses and increase productivity.
Outstanding Water Treatment Plant Award
The Florida Section American Water Works Association (FSAWWA) has awarded the city of Winter Park the “2011 Class C Water Treatment Plant Award” for the Magnolia Water Treatment Plant located at 1960 Magnolia Ave. This award is given once a year by the American Water Works Association after extensive review of submittals by water professionals. Plants were reviewed according to compliance with FDEP standards, adherence to rules, maintenance, professionalism, safety, emergency preparedness, public relations efforts and commitment to provide safe water to the public at all times. The city was proud to receive this award from the FSAWWA.
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