REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COMMISSION
February 10, 2020
Mayor Steve Leary
Commissioner Greg Seidel
Commissioner Sarah Sprinkel
Commissioner Carolyn Cooper
Commissioner Todd Weaver
City Manager Randy Knight
City Attorney Kurt Ardaman
City Clerk Rene Cranis
1. Meeting called to order
Mayor Leary called the meeting of the Winter Park City Commission to order at 3:36 p.m.
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
Reverend Alison Harrity, St. Richards Episcopal Church, provided theinvocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Approval of Agenda
Motion made by Commissioner Sprinkel to approve the agenda; seconded by CommissionerSeidel and carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.
4. Mayor’s Report
a. Presentation: Fallen Officers College Education Fund at Central Florida Foundation.
Mayor Leary introduced Mark Hagel who, with his wife, wanted to do something for fallenpolice officers. Mark Hagel stated that he and his wife have established, with the support of the Community Foundation of Central Florida, a college education fund in support of the children of fallen officers of the city. He explained that this provides families and childrenwith the opportunity to get a college education. He introduced Desmond Locke, son of Lt. Stan Locke, the first recipient of these funds. He asked for the community’s support of this fundin recognition of the police officers that protect the city. Sharon Hagle stated this is an opportunity to make a difference and continue to honor fallen officers.
In response to questions by Mayor Leary, Director of Communication Clarissa Howard confirmed that in addition to the press release, information on the Foundation and how to contribute is on the home page of the city’s website.
b. Recognition of Winter Park Tigers International NFL Flag Football Championship
Mayor Leary announced that the Winter Park Tigers, a 12 and under coed flag football team, represented the United States and won the International NFL Flag Championship with a perfect record.
Head Coach Amos Vizer thanked the community, parents, and coaches for their continued support. He expressed his pride in these athletes for their dedication, positive character and representation of the United States. He congratulated the team members and presented the championship football to the Coach Bruce Powers and presented rings to each team member.
5. City Manager’s Report
a. Schedule Work Session on Commission protocol, procedures and actions in public meetings.
Mr. Knight advised that this work session was requested by the commission in December and asked for the Commission’s availability before or after the election.
Mayor Leary suggested that the current commission should discuss the challenges and then talk about procedures and protocol and have a future discussion with the new commissioners.
Commissioner Cooper expressed her preference to wait until the new commissioners are sworn in so they can provide input. Commissioner Weaver agreed.
Commissioner Seidel said he feels it would be good to have a work session before the election to discuss past issues and invite the candidates to listen to the discussion and then have a follow-up discussion after the election. Commissioner Sprinkel agreed.
After discussion on potential dates, Mayor Leary asked staff to coordinate a date and time before the election.
6. City Attorney’s Report
Attorney Ardaman commented on pending litigation in the case, City of Winter Park adv. Florida CIS WP, LLC and Palladio Condominium Owners Association, Inc. Based on discussion in the executive closed session, he requested authorization to file an affirmative defense and counter-claim to protect and advance the city’s interest subject to comments received in coordination with the City Manager. Approved by consensus.
7. Non-Action Items
8. Citizen Comments
Taken after Public Hearing Item c
9. Consent Agenda
a. Approve the minutes of January 13, 2020
b. Approve the minutes of January 16, 2020 (Pulled by Commissioner Cooper)
c. Approve the minutes of January 27, 2020 (Pulled by Commissioner Seidel)
d. Approve the following contract items:
1) Winter Park Housing Authority: Reorientation of the fence line at the tree farm for recreation and green space as well as assistance with an ADA pathway and the replacement of up to 3 picnic tables and 3 benches; not to exceed $2,500.
2) CenturyLink: Renewal of city’s ISDN PRI telecommunications service agreements atCity Hall and the Public Safety Complex; not to exceed $52,000.
3) Kimley-Horn & Associates: Amendment to renew RFQ-6-2017 – Continuing Professional Transportation Planning & Engineering Services; Total expenditure to include $150,000 for the 17-92 corridor analysis andcontract shall be utilized for additional services on an as-needed basis. (Pulled by Commissioner Seidel due to a Conflict of Interest - form attached)
e. Approve the following formal solicitation:
1) Traffic Control Devices: IFB-4-2020 – Traffic Signal Installation & Maintenance; not to exceed $1,000,000.
f. Approve the following piggyback agreements:
1) Hubbard Construction Co.: Seminole County contract #IFB-603616-19/BJC – Pavement Management Program Services; Not to exceed $325,000.
2) Axon Enterprise: Omnia Partners/City of Tucson cooperative contract #151089 –Body Worn Cameras; Not to exceed $365,282.
3) USA Services of Florida: Increase allowable spend under existing piggyback of City of Daytona Beach contract #13-159 – Mechanical Sweeping Services; not to exceed$200,000.
4) SunTrust Bank, now Truist Bank: Lee County contract #RFP147158BCN – Government Entity Commercial Card Agreement; Purchases shall be made in accordance with the approved budget.
Commissioner Seidel asked to remove Items 9c and 9.d.3.
Commissioner Cooper asked to remove Item 9b.
Motion made by Commissioner Sprinkel to approve the Consent Agenda except Items 9b9c, 9.d.3; seconded by Commissioner Cooper. There were no public comments. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.
Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to amend the minutes of January 16, 2020 on Page 11 to read “right-of-way may be considered;” seconded by Commissioner Weaver.
Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to amend the minutes of January 16, 2020 on Page11, Amendment #19, delete the language after “maximum achievement FAR in currentZoning Code”; seconded by Commissioner Weaver
Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to amend the minutes of January 16, 2020 on Page11, Amendment #20, delete the language after “Maximum Achievable FAR of 100%”;seconded by Commissioner Weaver.
Motion made by Commissioner Weaver to amend the minutes of January 16, 2020, Page6, Amendment #3, to remove the bullet that reads “Keep maximum height at 4 stories to ensure parking structures could be built.” Discussion followed on the motion and inclusion in the revised ordinance. Commissioner Weaver withdrew his motion and will make anamendment to the ordinance at second reading.
Motion made by Mayor Leary to amend the minutes of January 13, 2020, under the Public Hearing on the Orange Avenue Overlay, to reflect Sheila DeCiccio and Bill Rosenfelt’s opposition, not support, and to reflect that Bob Bendick provided comments but was not in support or opposition; seconded by Commissioner Cooper.
Motion made by Commissioner Seidel to amend the minutes of January 27th to state under his report that he “Commended the Winter Park High School choir on their invitation to perform with the award-winning Aeolians of Oakwood University at the 5th Annual MLK concert at First United Methodist Church of Orlando; seconded by Commissioner Cooper.
Commissioner Seidel disclosed a conflict of interest on Item 9.d.3.
In response to questions by Commissioner Cooper, Commissioner Seidel stated this scope includes the 24 intersections and has been reviewed by staff. He explained that Kimley Horn will start this study now and they have some data from within the area to do this work. The intent is for Kimley Horn to have the study completed when FDOT has their Phase II plans for17-92 and to look at both plans to determine funding.
There were no public comments.
Motion to approve items 9b and 9c carried unanimously
Motion to approve Item 9.d.3 carried with a 4-0 vote. Commissioner Seidel declared a conflict of interest.
10. Action Items Requiring Discussion
11. Public Hearings
a. Request of Samuel and Christine Hines for:
Subdivision approval to split the property at 1554 Harris Circle in order to allow the existing guesthouse at 1552 Harris Circle to become an independent lot with the ability to be sold separately. (Postponed from January 27, 2020 at applicant's request.)
Principal Planner Jeff Briggs reviewed this request to subdivide the property at 1554 Harris Circle with two buildings both having been on Register of Historical Places since 2001. The current owners intend to move into the cottage and sell the main house. Nothing is changing with respect to the neighborhood but a variance is needed for smaller lot sizes. Staff and the Planning and Zoning Board recommended approval. In response to questions by Commissioner Cooper, Mr. Briggs explained that the Historical Preservation Board did not review this request because nothing is changing that affects the historical integrity of the property.
Samuel Hines, owner/applicant, advised that neighbors are in support of this request. He provided the history of the property and house which was completed in 1887 and is the second oldest house in Winter Park but the oldest home on its original lot. He stated that, due to physical limitations, their intent is to move into the cottage and sell the main house and property.
Commissioner Sprinkel stated that this is in her neighborhood and she and the neighbors support this request.
Commissioner Seidel asked why one neighbor was opposed. Mr. Hines stated the neighbor who lives three blocks away was opposed to granting a variance for a garage apartment. He clarified that this is not a garage apartment and the cottage has its own utility meters.
Motion made by Commissioner Sprinkel to approve the subdivision as presented; seconded by Commissioner Cooper. There were no public comments. Upon a roll call vote, Mayor Leary and Commissioners Seidel, Sprinkel, Cooper and Weaver voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.
b. Request of Benjamin Partners, Ltd. for:
Ordinance providing for the annexation of 1315 Loren Avenue and 322/312/308 & 304Monroe Avenue, and portions of Bennett Avenue and Lewis Drive, measuring approximately 2.06 acres. (1)
Attorney Ardaman read the ordinance by title.Planner Allison McGillis presented this request for voluntary annexation of approximately two acres. She explained that these properties were de-annexed by City of Maitland in order for the city to annex. The city provides water and sewer to these properties and annexation will provide a uniform city limit line along the right-of-way for Monroe Avenue and gives the city better control of the development. Staff and the Planning and Zoning Board recommended approval. She responded to questions stating Bennett Avenue and Lewis Drive are north/south connectors to Lee Road and that Monroe Avenue is within Maitland city limits.
Motion made by Commissioner Sprinkel to approve the ordinance on first reading; seconded by Commissioner Seidel. There were no public comments. Upon a roll call vote, Mayor Leary and Commissioners Seidel, Sprinkel, Cooper and Weaver voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.
c. Request of Rollins College for:
• Ordinance to amend the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map designation of Office to Institutional at 200 E. New England and 203 E. Lyman Avenues (1)
• Ordinance to amend the official Zoning Map to change from Office (O-1) to Institutional (PQP) on the properties at 200 E. New England and 203 E. Lyman Avenues (1)
• Conditional Use approval to maintain the existing 4-story Lawrence Center office building and to build a new 3-story, 30,766 square foot Rollins Museum and a new3-story, 77,189 square foot Crummer Graduate School of Business building, on the properties at 200 E. New England and 203 E. Lyman Avenues.
Simultaneous public hearings were held on these requests for rezoning and comp plan amendment. Attorney Ardaman read the ordinances by title.
Principal Planner Jeff Briggs explained these requests for a comprehensive plan amendment, rezoning, and conditional use. With these changes, these properties will have the same PQP zoning as Rollins College campus. He reviewed the site plan showing the location of buildings. The Lawrence Center will remain a 4-story leased for office space to generate revenue for the college and thus leaving the property on the tax rolls. A new museum is proposed along New England, largely replacing the existing parking lot and a new Crummer School of Business is proposed along Lyman Avenue with an adjacent small parking lot at the corner of Knowles and Lyman. He stated that the height and FAR are compatible with area. He explained that rezoning is necessary because in order to build the additional buildings, the institutional designation allows, subject to Commission approval, an increase in the FAR from 45% up to 200% because of its proximity to downtown, although the actual FAR is 166%. Mr. Briggs reviewed the stormwater retention plan and floor plan layouts. He stated the elevations are preliminary and the applicant has agreed to provide final elevations and landscape plans which will be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Board and City Commission. Parking is more than adequate with the Ollie garage on campus which students and staff now use instead of the SunTrust garage, thus increasing the available parking in the area.
Mr. Briggs stated that Rollins is requesting 5-year approval of the conditional use rather than the normal 2-year expiration due to the significant amount of fundraising and further design work needed. Rollins is offering the use of 25 parking spaces in the SunTrust parking garage to the City for its employees, to limit the use of the SunTrust garage to graduate school students and to limit further expansion of undergrad and dormitories. He stated that there are no entitlements.
Commissioners Seidel and Sprinkel disclosed that they spoke with college representatives and its attorneys.
Commissioners Cooper and Weaver stated that in addition to speaking Rollins representatives, he spoke with city staff and Rollins alumni.
Mayor Leary stated he spoke with the attorney representing the college and received comments from alumni.
Grant Cornwell, President of Rollins College, stated that these plans have been in the works for several years and includes a new museum which will be major cultural asset to city with larger displays. He stated there is a need for a contemporary graduate school of business for what is the number one MBA program in Florida. This project is part of their strategic plan for an innovation triangle,” with programs of the Alfond Inn, museum and the business school that create a relationship of art and business.
Debra Crown, Dean of Crummer School, cited the values of the project including the shared attributes of the Crummer School and Winter Park, a new facility within the innovation triangle, and what this project brings to Winter Park. She explained that the current Crummer building does not meet technical or space needs and as a result it will be difficult to sustain the level of excellence. She reviewed the vision of expanding art into the Alfond Inn and Crummer School and increasing the value Rollins brings to non-profit organizations and the entrepreneurial community. She recognized the Crummer School graduates in audience.
Ena Heller, Bruce A. Beal Director of Rollins Museum, explained the vision of the museum and the importance of the Alfond Inn where art is shared with the community. She stated there is an incredible desire for art in Winter Park and the new museum could be a larger part of the overall Winter Park experience by providing better access to art collections.
Joseph Coriaty, architect, stated that he feels most would recognize that the Alfond Inn is an important contributor to Winter Park, as will be their idea of an innovation triangle through connection of the campus and the Winter Park community and creating a sense of identity of the building and greenspace. He showed the layout of the buildings and greenspace which reflects the open space between the Alfond Inn and Residences of Winter Park condominiums He reviewed the space between buildings, setbacks and stepbacks.
In response to questions, Ms. Wilson reviewed the setbacks along Lyman Avenue. She stated she understands that a portion of Moody Way was vacated and explained that there are some easements that will have to be addressed as the plans are finalized.
Ms. Wilson commented on the developer’s (benefit) agreement in which Rollins agrees not to request for 20 years permission to allow undergraduate classes or dormitories on any property north of Fairbanks zoned PQP. The agreement also includes a condition that Crummer Graduate School will be limited to graduate classes with no regularly scheduled undergraduate classes and the museum would not hold regularly scheduled classes.
Ms. Wilson stated that Rollins is offering the use of 25 parking spaces in the SunTrust parking garage for use by city employees as long as City Hall remains in its current location. She commented on the taxable properties stating that Rollins will create a new parcel for the existing Lawrence Center, currently available for third-party leasing, and related surface parking, new taxable lot to continue to pay ad valorem taxes for a minimum of 20 years. She summarized their request for a 200% FAR, building height and setbacks.
In response to questions by Commissioner Cooper, Ms. Wilson stated that they would like the FAR, building height and setbacks to be set in this meeting.
Mayor Leary asked whether final floor plans and elevations are part of the conditional use request. Mr. Briggs stated those plans, as well as landscape plan, will require review and approval by the Planning and Zoning Board and City Commission.
Motion made by Commissioner Sprinkel to approve all requests; seconded by Mayor Leary.
Commissioner Seidel stated he feels that Rollins is great asset to Winter Park. He expressed his concerns with the setbacks on Lyman and New England Avenues. In considering what is best for the city, he supports the increased FAR provided there are large setbacks to allow open space along streets.Mayor Leary stated that he supports the ten-foot setback along New England due to the large setback of the First Congregational Church which he feels creates open space.
Commissioner Seidel suggested that if the approximately 75 city employees could park in the SunTrust parking garage, additional parking would be available at City Hall for visitors to City Hall and downtown businesses.Commissioner Sprinkel stated that she is thrilled with museum and Crummer School in the area and has no objections to this project moving forward.
Commissioner Cooper stated that she feels it would be wonderful for museum to be in downtown Winter Park. She expressed her preference that the museum have taxable office space, 100% FAR for the project, and to maintain the Central Business District without more educational facilities.
Ms. Wilson clarified that their request for PQP zoning is consistent with surrounding properties such as City Hall, area churches that have educational uses, Women’s Club, and the library.
Commissioner Weaver stated that he is thrilled with museum relocation and feels it and Rollins are assets to City. He expressed his concern regarding setbacks, greenspace and massing. He said he could support the museum at 100% FAR but could not support the Crummer School as he feels there is not hardship to build a new school.
In response to questions by Commissioner Seidel, Ms. Wilson said the total ad valorem taxes paid to the City in 2019 for the Alfond Inn were approximately $1 million but the taxes of the Lawrence Center are significantly less. She stated they need a FAR of 166% for the three buildings.
Mayor Leary expressed his concern regarding the setbacks but only where the SunTrust parking garage is directly across from the Crummer School which reduces the open space between the buildings, but increases where the school is across from the Women’s Club.
Mayor Leary asked what percentage of this property is on the tax rolls. Mr. Briggs stated that the Pioneer Building is not on the tax roll but the remaining 75% is on the tax rolls. Ms. Wilson explained that ad valorem taxes are based on the commercial use of the building and all of that will remain unchanged except the removal of the tellers in the existing parking lot.
Mayor Leary spoke in favor of the properties on the tax rolls in perpetuity as opposed to only 20 years as proposed unless a future commission votes to remove it.
Motion made by Mayor Leary to amend the main motion to require that 50 spaces be designated to the city for use at its discretion in perpetuity; second by Commissioner Cooper. (Not voted on as it applies to the Conditional Use request which will be addressed at second reading of the ordinances.)
Motion made by Mayor Leary to amend the main motion to require that the Lawrence Center and what may replace the Lawrence Center retain its ad valorem taxable status in perpetuity unless it is changed by future commission; seconded by Commissioner Sprinkel. (Not voted on as it applies to the Conditional Use request which will be addressed at second reading of the ordinances.)
Motion made by Commissioner Seidel to require a 50-foot setback on the area east of Lawrence Center on New England Avenue and along Lyman Avenue between Interlachen and Knowles; seconded by Commissioner Cooper. (Not voted on as it applies to the Conditional Use request which will be addressed at second reading of the ordinances.)
Motion made by Commissioner Sprinkel to require a 20-foot setback on Lyman Avenue setback. Failed for lack of second.
Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to limit the FAR to 100%; seconded by Commissioner Weaver.
Ms. Wilson pointed out the FAR in the Hannibal Square is 200% and that the proposed FAR of 166% is significantly lower than the area. She added that there will be no project if a 50-foot setback is required as it will cause the open space/courtyard to be eliminated.The following spoke in favor of these requests:
• David Odahowski, Edyth Bush Charitable Fund, 199 E. Welbourne Avenue
• Ann Kelley 520 N. Phelps, Board of Overseers of Crummer College
• Bruce Blackwell, 1624 Roundelay Lane• Warren Williams, 312 Wing Lane
• Robin Swann, 281 Salvador Square, representing the Chamber of Commerce
• Nancy Miles, 687 Penn Place,
• Margery Steinmetz,
• Patricia Lancaster, retired Rollins professor, 2827 Lake Baldwin Lane
• John Rigsby, 903 Cypress Drive, Orlando, member of Board of Overseers
• John Race, Chairman of Board of Overseers of Crummer Business School
• Victor Zollo, 715 Via Lugano
• Jim Barnes, 7 Isle of Sicily
Cecelia Bonifay, attorney representing The Residences of Winter Park Condominium Association, spoke in opposition to the conditional use but not the rezoning or comp plan amendment. She submitted an agreement and parking easement where Rollins agreed to provide ten parking spaces at the corner of Lyman and Interlachen. She said that no reference has been made to the recorded easement and asked that the rights under easement be protected.
Jim Fitch, 1829 Via Genoa, stated that he would support the project with a 100% FAR and more than a 10-foot setback on New England. He feels Lyman Avenue is not walkable and will not be inviting with new Crummer Business School. He favored looking at space on the campus south of Fairbanks.
Ms. Wilson stated the city and Rollins have had a long relationship and the decision to be made should continue to be in the long-term best interest of city and Rollins. She asked for a vote on ordinance on comp plan and rezoning. She added that, technically, the conditional use cannot be approved without passing the comp plan amendment and rezoning ordinances. She asked for additional time for the architect to work on design revisions to bring back at second reading of the comp plan and amendment and rezoning on March 9th.
Commissioner Sprinkel stated that her main motion was to approve all three requests and the motion should be for approval of the comp plan and amendment and rezoning on first reading.
Mayor Leary asked what amendments are tied to conditional use? Mr. Briggs clarified that the developer’s agreement, as part of the conditional use, would include the amendments regarding the 50 spaces, taxable property status, and 50-foot setbacks. The FAR will be included as part of the ordinance.
Mayor Leary stated that the main motion will exclude the conditional request and the three amendments tied to the conditional use. Ms. Wilson agreed with the understanding that they would bring back a design responsive to the Commission’s conditions.
Attorney Ardaman clarified that the motion as amended was to approve the comp plan and rezoning on first reading with an amendment to decrease the FAR to 100%. If the amendment is not approved, the maximum FAR would be a maximum of 200%. He pointed out that if these ordinances are denied on first reading, they would not come back for second reading.
Commissioner Weaver commented on the need for sustainable redevelopment and restated his position that the Crummer Business School should be renovated rather than demolished and rebuilt.
Upon a roll call vote on the amendment to establish the maximum FAR of 100%, Commissioners Cooper and Weaver voted yes and Mayor Leary and Commissioners Seidel and Sprinkel voted no. Motion failed with a 2-3 vote.
Upon a roll call vote on the main motion to approve the Comp Plan ordinance on first reading, Mayor Leary and Commissioners Seidel and Sprinkel voted yes and Commissioners Cooper and Weaver voted no. Motion carried with a 3-2 vote.
Upon a roll call vote on the main motion to approve the rezoning ordinance on first reading, Mayor Leary and Commissioners Seidel and Sprinkel voted yes and Commissioners Cooper and Weaver voted no. Motion carried with a 3-2 vote.
No vote on amendments as they are applicable to conditional use.
Mayor Leary declared a recess 6:44 and reconvened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
8. Citizen Comments
11. Public Hearings (continued)
d. Request of the City of Winter Park for:
ORDINANCE NO. 3162-20 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA AMENDING ARTICLE VI SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS OF CHAPTER 58 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE SUBSECTION 58-376 CONCERNING SUBDIVISIONS AND LOT SPLITS; TO ALLOW CONSIDERATION OF THE DESIGNATION AND PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC HOMES AND/OR HISTORIC SPECIMEN LIVE OAK TREES AS SPECIAL CONDITIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES FOR MINIMUM LOT SIZE VARIANCES SUBJECT TO THE NORMAL PUBLIC NOTICE AND PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS. (Second Reading)
Attorney Ardaman read the ordinance by title.
Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to adopt the ordinance on second reading; seconded by Commissioner Sprinkel.
Motion made by Commissioner Weaver to amend the ordinance to add other species of trees to include magnolias, red maples, cypress,
After discussion on the feasibility of identifying specific trees, Attorney Ardaman stated that this amendment would require the ordinance to go back to first reading.
Commissioner Weaver withdrew his motion but stated other trees should be added.
Upon a roll call vote, Mayor Leary and Commissioners Seidel, Sprinkel, Cooper and Weaver voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.
e. Request of the City of Winter Park for:
ORDINANCE NO. 3163-20 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA AMENDING ARTICLE III “ZONING” AND ARTICLE IV “SUBDIVISION AND LOT CONSOLIDATION REGULATIONS OF CHAPTER 58 “LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE” TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURES FOR APPLICANTS SEEKING TO TABLE, CONTINUE OR POSTPONE PUBLIC HEARINGS AFTER SUCH PUBLIC HEARINGS HAVE BEEN DULY ADVERTISED FOR REZONING AND CONDITIONAL USE REQUESTS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Second Reading)
Attorney Ardaman read the ordinance by title.
Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to adopt the ordinance on second reading; seconded by Commissioner Sprinkel. Upon a roll call vote, Mayor Leary and Commissioners Seidel, Sprinkel, Cooper and Weaver voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.
f. Request of The City of Winter Park for:
An Ordinance to amend the noise controls concerning outdoor music city-wide (1).
Attorney Ardaman read the ordinance by title.
Planning Manager Jeff Briggs explained that this ordinance provides the protection from noise by changing the end time from 11:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for outdoor parties, amplified music or any other noise loud enough be heard inside an adjacent residence at least 50 feet away. The Police Department expects a slight increase calls and will ask that the event and music be moved inside until 11 p.m. He advised of a recent code enforcement situation that exists with the Federation of Garden Club building where the property is rented out every weekend with band outside causing a noise disturbance to the nearby neighbors. This ordinance will require the outdoor music and event to end at 10:00 p.m.
Mayor Leary said he is more concerned about the repeat offenders.
Commissioner Cooper expressed her desire to apply noise controls for the use of lawn equipment to prohibit use before 7:00 a.m.
Motion made by Commissioner Sprinkel to approve the ordinance on first reading; seconded by Commissioner Seidel.
Mikael Larsen, 197 Grover Avenue, commented on events held at Mead Garden on weekend nights which is disturbing. Music should not be permitted due to proximity to residential area.
In response to questions, Mr. Briggs explained that the city is aware of this violation and staff is reviewing the lease to determine whether any violations exists. Mayor Leary urged staff to take every step necessary to protect the citizens, particularly from repeat offenders.
Upon a roll call vote, Mayor Leary and Commissioners Seidel, Sprinkel, Cooper and Weaver voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.
12. City Commission Reports:
• Advised that he will not be at the February 24th meeting.
Mr. Knight advised that the March 9th meeting will be long due to the public hearings on the OAO, Rollins College requests and the hotel on Morse Blvd. Commissioner Seidel asked whether it would be appropriate to have an additional meeting on March 10th.
Mayor Leary stated he has received e-mails regarding the length of these meetings. He suggested that the Commission could help to reduce the length of meetings by preparing amendments in advance and not restating positions. He stated that three members of the commission can also vote to table an item to another meeting.
Commissioner Seidel suggested that Mr. Knight determine the need for a second meeting based on the agenda.
• Invited everyone to the Library fundraiser at Full Sail on February 14th.
• Announced that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is on March 1st.
• Announced that Be My Neighbor Day with Daniel Tiger will be in Central Park on
• Stated she toured the Orlando Wetlands which she found impressive.
• Suggested consideration of changes to C2 zoning to require first floor businesses that allow encourage interaction with pedestrians and to the FAR for CBD.
• Stated that the International Electrical Code passed an electric vehicle readiness amendment. Assistant Director of Building and Permitting Services Kris Stenger advised that these changes are International Code and that typically, Florida code changes follow three years after; however, the State is not automatically adopting the base code.
• Announced that the Fiddler’s 5-k is February 22nd.
• Stated the Indy-folk Festival is Saturday in downtown Orlando on Princeton Street.
• Advised he will be out of town next week.
• Reported on a water main break on Palmer Avenue on Saturday. He thanked John
Skofield who came out and fixed it, which is a reminder of what makes the city special.
The meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.
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