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Life-saving cops honored by Maitland City Council

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.

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Winter Park and Maitland hold millage rates steady

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.

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Maitland replaces invocation with silence after complaint

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.

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Coyote sightings have Maitland residents howling

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.

Maitland faces increase in burglaries

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.

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Maitland works to take ownership of downtown traffic

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.

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Maitland works to conserve wetlands with new regulations

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 $10 million to fund utilities

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.

Maitland's FlexBus project permanently stalls

Cities hit the brakes

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

Developer looks to squeeze out Maitland orange grove

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 resurface to extend Maitland downtown

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.

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Winter Park and Maitland mull over raising millage rates

Maitland votes for increase

After raising taxes for the first time in seven years last year, Maitland is on its way to bumping rates again. Across city lines, Winter Park City Commissioners also considered an uptick in the millage on Monday.

Maitland approves apartment complex on deteriorated wetlands

More apartments for Maitland

The Maitland City Council voted on Monday to replace the mucky lot with planned development complete with 315 apartments, and plans for a 14-floor office building and 120-room hotel, deemed Maitland West.

Maitland looks to curb cut-through traffic

Stopping traffic backups

The city of Maitland is making moves to protect one of its core city streets from increased cut-through traffic by proposing a simple request to the Florida Department of Transportation: Don’t do anything.

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Maitland works to nail down downtown standards

Setting firm standards

By reconfiguring development standards, the Maitland City Council is working to get what they think they need to have the bustling, walkable city center that’s long been a dream.