September 2014 - In This Issue:
 

Commissioner Boyd reviews construction plans for the Schofield Road/429 interchange with Diana Almodovar, manager, and Micah Massaquoi, chief engineer, Development Engineering Division.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

 

Orange County Government and the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County (HHCGOC) will commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15.

 

This month-long observance of Hispanic traditions and influence in the United States was enacted into law in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

 

As a part of this effort, Orange County Government and the Orange County Parks and Recreation Division will host several events organized by HHCGOC throughout the month. All activities are free and open to the public.

 

Join the fun and learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month.

COUNSEL FOR CAREGIVERS SERIES
  

Are you a caregiver, elder provider or simply interested in learning more about aging-related issues? Then don't miss out on the Counsel for Caregivers seminars featuring local experts presenting on topics that can help you.

 

Check out the fall schedule of seminars. For more information, call 407-836-7446 or email officeonaging@ocfl.net.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

The following meetings are currently scheduled through the end of September and the first week of October:

 

Grand Oaks Village Community Meeting (Dr. Phillips) - Meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Palm Lake Elementary School Cafeteria, 8000 Pin Oak Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.

 

FLUM Amendment/Rezoning (Old Winter Garden Rd & Hempel Ave) Community Meeting #2 (Gotha) - Meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Westbrooke Elementary School, 500 Tomyn Boulevard, Ocoee, FL 34761.

 

Official meeting notices will be sent via email and posted on Facebook as they become available.

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WHAT'S NEW THIS MONTH!
September 2014

September is the start of our fall season. While it may not feel like fall just yet, the many community events happening across our county are a sign of the exciting season ahead of us. September is also National Preparedness Month as well as Orange County Hispanic Heritage Month.

 

Enjoy your September issue of the District 1 Newsletter!

HOT TOPICS
Tour of District 1

Construction of a new elementary school in Independence has broken ground. See what other developments are happening now in Commissioner Boyd's District 1 Tour.

 

  

 The new school is expected to open Fall 2015.

BUDGET HEARINGS 
Fiscal Year 2014-2015


Budget hearings for upcoming 2014-2015 fiscal year are under way. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners are holding sessions to determine funding allocation for the many programs and projects slated for the new fiscal year. 

The following upcoming meetings are open to the public:

 

Public Budget Hearing

Sept. 18 at 5:01 p.m.
Library Public Budget HearingSept. 23 at 5:01 p.m.

  

You may also review the proposed FY2014-2015 Fiscal Year Budget

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
Hunter's Creek
Commissioner Boyd recently met with Orange County Utilities regarding the temporary road closure between Town Loop Boulevard and Mallard Cove Boulevard in Hunter's Creek. He worked to confirm the most appropriate traffic management plan has been formulated and residents would be informed of the closing in a timely manner. 

 

Message boards are now in place and Emergency Management Services agencies, Lynx and OCPS have been notified of the closing to ensure their ability to deliver their services to standard during the closure period.

 

A traffic pattern schematic has also been distributed to area residents via the Hunter's Creek Community Association.    

Weather permitting, the closure will begin Sept. 15.
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
Winter Garden
  

Stroll down West Plant Street in the Historic Downtown District and you will quickly become a part of the renaissance of a warm, vibrant community. Art studios and live theatre, bicycle stores, eclectic shops and a wide range of award-winning restaurants flank the West Orange Trail, which offers biking, walking, hiking and equestrian trails.The community is well known for its year-round cultural events and museums.  

 

Often referred to as a modern-day Mayberry by its residents, Winter Garden is a city that exudes warmth and energy, with a down-home charm that makes everyone feel comfortable. It is a place for growing families and businesses, a place to relax and unwind and a forward-thinking community that embraces new ideas and people.

 

The City of Winter Garden has a superb farmers market on Saturdays, and its popular MusicFest is coming up Oct.10-12. Don't miss it!
 

 

Information courtesy of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. Photos courtesty of Winter Garden Heritage Foundation.

 

Sincerely,

 

S. Scott Boyd
Orange County Commissioner, District 1
201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801
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