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Maitland mayor backtracks on charter violation confession

Says he didn't violate charter

Two weeks after Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker admitted to violating the City Charter by directing city staffers without proper approval, he was singing a different tune on Monday.

Maitland mayor's misbehavior stirs debate

Residents call for resignation

Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker’s misuse of power as designated by the City Charter is churning up calls for his resignation, and rumors of decades-long wrongful delegation of power among the city’s leadership.

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The Finley Project offers support for grieving mothers

Mom creates charity after loss

The Finley Project, created by Maitland mom Noelle Moore, is aimed at helping moms heal after they’ve lost a child.

Policy check puts Maitland mayor in place

Did mayor overstep bounds?

A workshop about budgeting last week bowled into an hour of bickering between members of the Maitland City Council about balance of power in the city’s government.

Buses to start rolling from SunRail to Maitland Center

Maitland Center to get service

After the CEO of LYNX admitted to Maitland’s mayor that it “forgot” to provide feeder bus service from the city’s SunRail station to its largest area office complex, Maitland Center will get back-and-forth buses in September.

Maitland votes to raise taxes, Winter Park keeps rate steady

Maitland proposes tax hike

Maitland City Council members were dreaming big Monday night as they placed a preliminary vote to raise the city’s property tax rate just over one mil to 4.9 mills.

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Half penny tax heavily favored in Winter Park poll

Incumbents also favored

A poll at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce-hosted Political Mingle saw many incumbents favored and a half-penny sales tax to raise money for schools heavily favored.

Maitland mayor admits that the city made traffic mistakes

City admits mistakes

Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker admits that the city made some mistakes when it came to overhauling the intersection of Horatio Avenue and U.S. Highway 17-92 earlier this year.

Three downtown proposals pass muster in Maitland

Getting downtown going

Plans for downtown Maitland’s long awaited redevelopment are slowly being fleshed out as the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board voted to move forward with three possible developments for the downtown area last week.

Maitland backtracks on traffic plans

Keeping wheels off the rails

The city of Maitland is getting on track to make changes to traffic patterns aimed at keeping cars moving freely on the roads and – more importantly – off of the railroad right-of-ways.

Developers shift plans for downtown Maitland redevelopment

Developers shift focus

Plans for Maitland’s downtown redevelopment are shifting into focus, with one developer partially pulling out of the process and two others campaigning for public support.

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SunRail crash in Maitland raises safety questions

Train strikes car in Maitland

The crash came just weeks after Maitland City Council members discussed potential safety issues at the train track intersections in the city.

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Maitland looks to weed out medical marijuana sales

Zoning medical marijuana

Maitland City Council members are lighting up a debate over whether medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed in the city, should the statewide referendum legalizing the practice pass in November.

FlexBus service leaves Maitland riders waiting

Limited ways to get aboard

Instead of calling an on-demand bus to take commuters to and from SunRail stations, Maitland riders are challenged with getting more creative when it comes to getting aboard.

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Bids come in to redevelop Maitland's downtown

Bids come in for city center

A boutique grocer, brand new bank, and multiple levels of new apartments, parking and shops could replace a currently downtrodden Maitland downtown if any of the recently proposed developer plans pull through.