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June 23 City Commission meeting

There will be a City Commission meeting Monday, June 23, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. For the most up-to-date agenda, please visit cityofwinterpark.org under What’s New. Below are a few topics of interest:

Mayor’s Report

• Legislative Update – Sen. Geraldine Thompson

• Proclamation – Parks & Recreation Month

• Board appointment – CRA Advisory Board

Consent Agenda

• Approve the minutes of June 9, 2014.

• Approve the Interagency Agreement with Seminole County Sheriff to utilize law enforcement software for records management and reports; authorize the mayor to execute the agreement and issue a subsequent purchase order.

• Authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement to pay Motorola to connect Winter Park Public Safety Communications dispatch system to the master site owned by Orange County.

• Approve the public entity resolution authorizing the use of BankUnited as a depository for the city.

Action Items Requiring Discussion

• Formation of Library Facility Task Force

Public Hearings

o Request of UP Fieldgate U.S. Investments – Winter Park, LLC:

o Conditional use approval to redevelop the former Corporate Square and Winter Park Dodge properties with a 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Grocery and a 36,000 square foot retail building with three outparcel development sites on the properties at 1000/1050 N. Orlando Ave., 1160 Galloway Drive and 967 Cherokee Ave.

o Second reading of the ordinance amending the comprehensive plan to change the Future Land Use Designation at 967 Cherokee Ave.

o Second reading of the ordinance amending the official zoning map at 967 Cherokee Ave.

o Request of 1776 Real Estate Advisors, LLC:

o Second 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.

o Second 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.

o Request of Garmet, Ltd and TGG, Ltd:

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

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

o Second reading of the ordinance vacating and abandoning a portion of Loren Avenue within the Ravaudage Planned Development and Home Acres Subdivision area.

o Request of Phil Kean Design Group:

• First reading of the ordinance amending the comprehensive plan to change the Future Land Use Map Designation for the property at 421 W. Morse Blvd.

• First reading of the ordinance amending the official zoning map to change the existing zoning designation for the property at 421 W. Morse Blvd.

• Conditional use approval to redevelop the properties at 403 and 421 W. Morse Blvd. into eight, three-story residential units.

o First reading of the ordinance establishing the West Fairbanks Avenue Water/Sewer Impact Fee Deferral Program

o First reading of the ordinance prohibiting the construction of a professional minor league baseball stadium in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

Remember, if you are unable to attend 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.

Possible changes to city’s recycling and garbage program?

The city’s Keep Winter Park Beautiful & Sustainable Advisory Board has drafted a Sustainability Action Plan focusing on efforts to make the city more sustainable in the next 10 to 20 years. Topics include discussion on sustainable initiatives related to recycling, composting, water and energy usage and alternative transportation, to mention a few. 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. 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:

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.

4th of July celebration

The city of Winter Park will present the 19th annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration Friday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park. Mayor Ken Bradley will lead a special presentation at 9:15 a.m. from the main stage. Wear your red, white and blue, bring a blanket or beach chair, and gather with family and friends to enjoy this Winter Park tradition.

The annual celebration will feature live patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Brass Band and Bach Festival Choir, horse-drawn wagon rides, Orlando Cloggers, Rockin’ Roadster Road Show and much more! Children’s activities will include the annual bicycle parade at 9 a.m. (lineup begins at 8:30 a.m.) from City Hall to Central Park, as well as fun games and inflatables. Free hotdogs, watermelon and water will available for all to enjoy, while supplies last. Remember to support the event vendors. When you get your hotdog, buy some chips and a soda. Families and friends are also invited to stroll along Park Avenue and in Hannibal Square to shop and dine at the wide selection of shops and eateries.

In addition, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will present its Independence Day Open House. The museum, which is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, will provide free admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Winter Park Historical Museum, located at 200 W. New England Ave. (north end of the Farmers’ Market building) will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please stop by to see the new exhibition, “Whistle in the Distance: The Trains of Winter Park.” Museum admission is free and they will be serving complimentary old-fashioned lemonade to all visitors.

Please note that City Hall will be closed Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. City offices will re-open at 8 a.m., Monday, July 7. The city of Winter Park wishes everyone a safe and happy Independence Day. For more information regarding the 19th annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, please call 407-599-3463.

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