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Bridge-roosting bats swarm Maitland homes

Guano piles up

Maitland Public Works director Rick Lemke said by Florida state law, killing the bats is illegal.

Maitland votes down tax hike

Holds to 2007 numbers

The Maitland City Council backtracked property tax rates to the same they’ve been since 2007.

Maitland chickens step toward acceptance

Program to allow chickens in Maitland getting closer

A two-year pilot program to allow chickens to take up residence in Maitland backyards could take flight in the coming months.

Maitland cuts tax proposal

Property owners may still see a hike

Maitland property owners can still expect to pay an increase in taxes next year.

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FlexBus slow, but moving

Bus could be year late

An update on FlexBus boasted long-awaited good news for the recently faltering intelligent transit system, but it'll be slow in coming.

Sandspur ramp will stay open

Construction for Ultimate I-4 won't affect intersection

When the Ultimate Interstate-4 becomes a reality, the intersection at Sandspur and Maitland Boulevard will function just as it does today.

Sandspur study ready for vote

Maitland board to decide what's best for interchange

The results of the Florida Department of Transportation’s study of changes to the Sandspur Road/Maitland Boulevard interchange are in.

Pet poo fines in Maitland?

City troubleshoots pet waste problems

The city of Maitland is in talks to make its four-legged friends a No. 2 and No. 1 priority.

Maitland red-light runners will pay

Contesting a violation could now cost nearly double

Red-light runners in Maitland who contest their tickets and lose will now owe the city upward of $400 in total fees.

Maitland moves for property tax hike

Maitland mulls increase

Maitland's City Council is looking at hiking taxes for the first time since 2007 to ease the squeeze on city services.

Ultimate I-4 makes trouble for Maitland

I-4's Maitland problem

Maitland sends plans to FDOT to avoid closing Sandspur Road ramp, snarling commutes.

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Inmates, drug money build Maitland police unit

Funded by drug money

Maitland Police Department employs prison rehabilitation program labor to craft Mobile Command Center.

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Maitland marks more parks

Votes to protect land

If land looks like a park, acts as a park, then it should be protected as a park, the majority ruled.

Modern recycling in Maitland

City switches to 65-gallon cart

Maitland residents will soon have one less bin to take to the curb on recycling day.

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Chartering against billboards

Uproar stops developers

Some Maitland City Council members and citizens want to make sure the controversial issue never comes back again.