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Maitland opens invocation to community presenters

Invocation now open

Maitland City Council members invoked a new invocation policy on Monday, opening the ceremonial duties of starting city meetings to religious and non-religious community members.

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Drilling mishap causes hole, closes Maitland Boulevard exit off I-4

Closes Maitland exit

The driver of a white sedan exiting eastbound Interstate 4 onto Maitland Boulevard on Monday found themselves stuck in more than just rush-hour traffic.

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Plans to fill in part of Maitland lake cause tension

Proposal causes tension

Plans to fill in up to 3 acres of wetlands along Lake Charity with dirt and re-dig it into a retention pond are causing tensions between Maitland residents, developers and the Florida Department of Transportation.

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Maitland debates code change as event attendence lags

Less signs, less attendance?

Dwindling attendance at Maitland events has organizers urging the city to change its sign code to allow for more promotional material along roadways.

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Life-saving cops honored by Maitland City Council

CPR saves child

Less than 30 seconds after the 9-1-1 came in at 12:45 p.m. on Aug. 23 to report a possible drowning, two Maitland police officers were on the scene.

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Winter Park and Maitland hold millage rates steady

Cities keep taxes steady

Winter Park and Maitland both held the line on their millage rates on Monday as the city officials voted to keep tax rates steady from last year.

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Maitland replaces invocation with silence after complaint

No more invocation?

No one bowed their head, clasped their hands, or said “Amen.” For the first time in decades on Monday, the Maitland City Council meeting started without a prayer. In its place: silence.

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Coyote sightings have Maitland residents howling

Sightings in Maitland

An increase in coyote sightings and rash of pet deaths in Maitland neighborhoods has local residents on guard, carrying weapons on walks.

Maitland faces increase in burglaries

Complex faces spike in crime

Residents in one Maitland condominium complex are concerned about an increasing crime trend in their community as burglary reports rise.

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Maitland works to take ownership of downtown traffic

Taking control of traffic

The city of Maitland is exploring different avenues to curb traffic in its downtown district. One of those routes includes taking one eponymous cut-through street into city custody.

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Maitland works to conserve wetlands with new regulations

Writing new restrictions

Maitland’s wetlands are set to get a new layer of protection thanks to a City Council vote last month.

Maitland borrows $10 million to fund utilities

Maitland borrows money

After years of being clogged down by dwindling revenue, Maitland’s utility department received a jolt of $10 million to fix up city infrastructure on Monday.

Maitland's FlexBus project permanently stalls

Cities hit the brakes

Economic flat tires and repeated legislative stalls may have finally sent FlexBus to the junkyard.

Developer looks to squeeze out Maitland orange grove

Squeezing out last grove

A local developer is looking to squeeze out Maitland’s last remaining orange grove in favor of a large-scale lakeside retail and residential planned development.

Proposals resurface to extend Maitland downtown

Proposals come in

The proposed developer of the north block of Horatio Avenue in Maitland is looking to gain some independence with pre-application redevelopment plans submitted to the city in late July.