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June 23 City Commission meeting highlights

If you were unable to watch or attend the City Commission meeting held June 23 in City Hall Commission Chambers, below are a few highlights of decisions made at the meeting:

Mayor’s Report

• July was proclaimed Parks & Recreation Month.

• The Community Redevelopment Advisory Board appointment was approved.

Consent Agenda

• The minutes of June 9, 2014 were approved with a modification.

• The Interagency Agreement with Seminole County Sheriff to utilize law enforcement software for records management and reports was approved.

• The mayor was authorized to execute an agreement to pay Motorola to connect Winter Park Public Safety Communications dispatch system to the master site owned by Orange County.

• The public entity resolution authorizing the use of BankUnited as a depository for the city was approved.

• The encroachment agreement with Mr. Mennelo to add second floor balconies to the Packwood Building at 110 E. Morse Blvd. was approved.

Action Items Requiring Discussion

• The creation of the Library Facility Task Force was approved. Task Force member recommendations will come forward at the next meeting.

Public Hearings

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

— Conditional use request 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., was approved with an amendment.

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

— Second reading of the ordinance amending the official zoning map at 967 Cherokee Ave. was approved.

o Request of 1776 Real Estate Advisors, LLC:

— The second readings of the ordinances amending the Comprehensive Plan and official zoning map on the 0.64 acres of vacant property at the northeast corner of Schultz and Michigan avenues were approved.

o Request of Garmet, Ltd and TGG, Ltd:

— The second readings of the ordinances amending the Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use Map Designation and the official zoning map at 298 and 313 W. New England Ave. were approved.

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

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. was approved.

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

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

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

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

A full copy of the June 23 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of July 14, 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.

Beware of fraud!

Recently, several Winter Park utility customers have reported that they have been contacted by individuals or organizations claiming to represent the city of Winter Park. These fictitious representatives threaten to turn off utility services if funds are not submitted. Although our Utility Billing Customer Service representatives do occasionally contact customers, if asked, they can always provide information that only the customer and the city would know in order to validate the call is legitimate.

• Winter Park customers who have delinquent accounts receive multiple notifications from the city prior to utility services being disconnected. Customers never receive just a single notification one hour before disconnection.

• Winter Park utilities will only disconnect service during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Winter Park never requires customers who have delinquent accounts to purchase a prepaid debit card to avoid utility services being disconnected. Customers can make payments online, by phone, automatic bank draft, by mail or in person at Winter Park City Hall.

• To guard against fraud, never share personal information, including your birthday, social security number or bank account information.

For questions regarding your utility account, please call Utility Billing Customer Service at 407-599-3220. If you receive a suspicious phone call, or feel you are the victim of fraud, please hang up immediately and contact the Winter Park Police Department at 407-644-1313.

Winter Park Farmers Market now offers organic and locally grown items

The city of Winter Park is proud to announce the Winter Park Farmers Market has expanded its vendor categories to include certified organic and locally grown items. The market now offers plants, produce and flowers that are certified by the United States Department of Agriculture as organic products. The market also provides locally grown products including eggs, beef, chicken, hydroponic tomatoes, luffa sponges and more. These products are grown within 30 miles of the Market. For more information regarding the Winter Park Farmers Market, please call 407-599-3397.

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 hot dogs, 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. For more information regarding the 19th annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, please call 407-599-3463.

City Hall closed

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. Household garbage, yard trash and recycling collection services will not be provided on July 4. Normal services will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day. The city of Winter Park wishes everyone a safe and happy Independence Day.

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