MAC earns national honor
The Maitland Art Center officially earned the designation as the first National Historic Landmark in Orange County, and the 44th in the state of Florida on Sept. 30.
Maitland works to bring downtown plans forward
As downtown development proposals continue to face the scrutiny of city boards, Maitland’s city manager is set to start mulling over a separate stack of applications looking to fill the soon-to-be-open staff position in charge of community redevelopment.
Council raises taxes, changes code
A sign of the times, the Maitland City Council made updates on Monday to two fundamentals of the city that had previously been unchanged for years: the city’s millage rate and its sign code.
Could raise rates 11 percent
Maitland property owners are one City Council vote away from paying an estimated 11 percent more in property taxes next year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.