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June 9 City Commission meeting highlights

If you were unable to watch or attend the City Commission meeting held June 9 in City Hall Commission Chambers, below are a few highlights of decisions made at the meeting:

Mayor’s Report

• The board appointment to the Winter Park Police Pension Officers’ Board was approved.

• Presentations were given declaring June 9 as Mary Lee DePugh Day and honoring The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center as the recipient of the second quarter 2014 Business Recognition Award

Consent Agenda

• The minutes of May 12, 2014 were approved.

• The various purchases, contracts and a formal solicitation were approved (a complete listing can be found at cityofwinterpark.org/ccpackets)

Public Hearings

• Request of UP Fieldgate US Investments – Winter Park, LLC:

o The first reading of the ordinance amending the comprehensive plan to change the Future Land Use Designation at 967 Cherokee Ave. was approved.

o The first reading of the ordinance amending the official zoning map at 967 Cherokee Ave., was approved.

o The first reading of the ordinance vacating and abandoning portions of the public rights of way of Friends Avenue and Galloway Drive, was approved.

• Request of 1776 Real Estate Advisors, LLC:

o The first reading of the ordinance amending the Comprehensive Plan on the 0.64 acres of vacant property at the northeast corner of Schultz and Michigan avenues was approved.

o The first reading of the ordinance amending the official zoning map on the 0.64 acres of vacant property at the northeast corner of Schultz and Michigan avenues was approved.

• Request of Garmet, Ltd and TGG, Ltd:

o The first reading of the ordinance amending the Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use Map Designation at 298 and 313 W. New England Ave. was approved.

o First reading of the ordinance amending the official zoning map to change the existing zoning designations at 298 and 313 W. New England Ave. was approved.

• Request of the city of Winter Park:

o The first reading of the ordinance amending Chapter 58 “Land Development Code,” Article I “Comprehensive Plan” related to the Planned Development Future Land Use Designations was approved.

• First reading of the ordinance vacating and abandoning a portion of Loren Avenue within the Ravaudage Planned Development and Home Acres Subdivision area was approved.

• The resolution authorizing the issuance of Electric Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2014, to finance the purchase of tendered Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2005A, was approved.

A full copy of the June 9 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of June 23, pending approval by the City Commission. Remember, if you are unable to attend the City Commission meetings, you can watch them live, gavel-to-gavel as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to cityofwinterpark.org/cclive to easily stay tuned-in to official city business.

Win a KindleFire and $50 Cocina 214 gift cards

The city’s Keep Winter Park Beautiful & Sustainable Advisory Board has drafted a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) focusing on efforts to make the city more sustainable in the next 10-20 years. The plan sets goals for the city to reach by 2020 and 2030 such as:

• Incentivize alternative modes of transportation (walking, bicycling, mass transit)

• Offer residential customers unlimited, free recycling opportunities with a pay-as-you-throw garbage collection program

• Increase recycling efforts to create an environment where garbage collection is only needed one day per week

• Offer residential curbside composting

• Reduce water and energy usage

• Identify public locations for edible landscaping, community gardens, public orchards, and rain gardens

• Increase energy production from renewable resources

The city is looking for public feedback on these goals and others as outlined in the draft SAP to ensure they align with the residents and businesses of Winter Park. This draft plan will also help the city achieve its Green Local Government Platinum Level status, surpassing its current Gold Level.

Please help the city shape this plan and enter to win great prizes by sharing your feedback at one or more of the following opportunities:

-Sustainability Action Plan Survey at cityofwinterpark.org/SAP

o Take survey by Monday, June 30.

o Survey participants will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a $50 Cocina 214 gift card.

-Sustainability Action Plan Public Forum

o Tuesday, June 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave.

o Attendees who have completed the survey will also be eligible to win a KindleFire and other great sustainable items that will be raffled at the public forum (must be present to win).

o Light food and beverages will be provided.

For more information regarding the Sustainability Program, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/sustainability or call 407-599-3364.

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