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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Training through simulation
The goal of the Virtual Dementia Tour is to reach all communities, from caregivers to grocery store workers, to give them an elevated social consciousness and awareness for dealing with those with dementia.
Lake access to be blocked
Fort Maitland Park’s lakefront is getting a makeover this month, adding the city’s first and only police boathouse and redoing the boat ramp and dock, resulting in restricted public lake access until mid-April.
Two up for seat two
At a Meet the Candidates Night on Feb. 27 Seat 2 candidates Bev Reponen and Martha Bryant-Hall presented their thoughts on how to make Maitland’s long-dreamed-of downtown a reality.
Council candidates debate
With less than two weeks until the election, candidates for Maitland’s single open city council seat will get the chance to debate the issues and take public questions at a Meet the Candidates night Feb. 27.
City works to sell itself to developers
The Maitland City Council declared two more city-owned plots of land “open for business” last week.