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