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October 12, 2015
Regular Meeting @ 3:30 p.m.
Commission Chamber

commissioners mayor commissioners
seat 1
Gregory Seidel
seat 2
Sarah Sprinkel
Steve Leary
seat 3
Carolyn Cooper
seat 4
Tom McMacken

October 12, 2015 | 3:30 p.m. | Commission Chamber Regular Meeting


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Item Projected Time *
1 Meeting Called to Order
2 Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance
Pastor Ed Garvin, Calvary Assembly of God
3 Approval of Agenda
4 Mayor’s Report 30 minutes
  1. Recognition: Winter Park 14u Babe Ruth 2015 World Series Bronze Medalist.

  2. Business Recognition Award - Q3 2015 recipient Tuni Trendy & Chic

  3. Proclamation: National Friends of Libraries Week.

  4. Proclamation: World Stroke Day.

  5. Proclamation: 2015 Fire Prevention Month.

5 City Manager’s Report CMR 10/12/15 5 minutes
6 City Attorney’s Report
7 Non-Action Items
8 Citizen Comments | 5 p.m. or soon thereafter (If the meeting ends earlier than 5 p.m., the citizen comments will be at the end of the meeting)
Three (3) minutes are allowed for each speaker; not to exceed a total of 30 minutes for this portion of the meeting.
9 Consent Agenda 5 minutes
  1. Item a

    Approve the minutes of September 28, 2015.

  2. Item b

    Approve the following purchases and formal solicitations:
    1. Blanket Purchase Order to Waste Pro of Florida for Residential, Commercial & Construction Solid Waste Collection, RFP-6-2009; $2,200,000.00.
    2. Blanket Purchase Order to Air Liquide Industrial Company for Liquid Oxygen for Water Treatment Facilities; $150,000.
    3. Blanket Purchase Order to Odyssey Manufacture Co. for Sodium Hypochlorite; $155,000.
    4. Blanket Purchase Order to GATSO USA for Red Light Safety Enforcement; $403,200.
    5. Blanket Purchase Order to Stephen Technology for Trenchless Repair to Sanitary Sewer Main; $120,000.
    6. Blanket Purchase Order to Perma Liner Industry for Trenchless Repair to Sanitary Sewer Main; $300,000.
    7. Blanket Purchase Order to Florida Power & Light Co. for Bulk Power Supply; $10,500,000.
    8. Blanket Purchase Order to Florida Power & Light Co. for Power Transmission; $800,000.
    9. Blanket Purchase Order to Covanta Energy Marketing LLC for Bulk Power Supply; $4,000,000.
    10. Blanket Purchase Order to Duke Energy for Transmission pursuant to Duke Energy Tariff; $2,100,000.
    11. Blanket Purchase order to Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) for Bulk Power Supply (ITN-13-2013); $4,600,000.
    12. Blanket Purchase Order to Orlando Utilities Commission for Bulk Power Supply and Power Transmission (ITN-13-2013); $4,600,000.
    13. Blanket Purchase Order to Winter Park Public Library for Annual Organizational Support; $1,422,472.
    14. Avcon, Inc., RFQ-15-2015, Continuing Services Contract for Engineering & Design Services of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Local Agency Program (LAP) projects.
    15. Comprehensive Engineering Services, Inc., RFQ-15-2015, Continuing Services Contract for Engineering & Design Services of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Local Agency Program (LAP) projects.
    16. Kelly, Collins, & Gentry, Inc., RFQ-15-2015, Continuing Services Contract for Engineering & Design Services of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Local Agency Program (LAP) projects.
    17. Authorize staff to enter into negotiations with the top ranked firm, Tyler Technologies, ITN-11-2015, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Selection.

10 Action Items Requiring Discussion
  1. Item a 15 minutes

    State Legislative Priorities.

11 Public Hearings
  1. Item a 15 minutes

    Request of Phil Kean Designs, Inc. for the property at 652 West Morse Boulevard:
    - Ordinance: To change the future land use map designation of Commercial to Central Business District. (2)
    - Ordinance: To change the existing zoning designation of Office (O-1) District to Commercial (C-2) District. (2)
    - Conditional use approval to redevelop the property into 11 residential units that are two and three story in height with a total project size of 40,566 square feet.

  2. Item b 20 minutes

    Request of Sydgan Corporation:
    - Ordinance: Vacating and abandoning the 5’ utility easement located on Block “G” of the Home Acres Subdivision and the 1999 Florida Power Corporation distribution easement. (2)

  3. Item c 10 minutes

    Resolution: Supporting the school rezoning petition of the Lake Bell neighborhood.

12 City Commission Reports 10 minutes each
  1. Commissioner Seidel

  2. Commissioner Sprinkel

  3. Commissioner Cooper

  4. Commissioner McMacken

  5. Mayor Leary

* Times are subject to change.

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(F. S. 286.0105).

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Mayor Steve Leary

Steve Leary

One of six children, Mayor Leary was raised in Rye, N.Y., and attended The Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn. Steve graduated from Washington College, Chestertown, Md., in 1989 and began working in the advertising business in New York City shortly thereafter.

In 1998, Mayor Leary helped launch the interactive marketing group digital@jwt. From there, he was recruited to San Francisco in 2000 to help restructure a technology start-up, eventually moving back to the NYC area. In 2004, he and his wife Caroline chose to move to Winter Park to start their family.

Mayor Leary is the Owner and President of Flange Skillets International, a local small business that manufactures and markets gasket positioning devices to the oil & gas pipeline sector. Steve is also a partner with his brother Bill in Leary Management Group. With 26 employees, they manage a group of family-owned properties across Central Florida.

Prior to being elected Mayor in 2015, Mayor Leary was first elected to Seat 1 of the Winter Park City Commission in 2011, and reelected in 2014 with no opposition. He has been selected to be Vice-Mayor 3 of the 4 years that he has served on the Commission.

Mayor Leary and his wife Caroline are the proud parents of Alexandra, Jack and William, triplets born at Arnold Palmer Hospital in 2005. They are also active members of St. Margaret Mary Church, Winter Park Public Library, Community Coordinated Care for Children (4C’s), Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and multiple youth activities in the area.

Commissioner Greg Seidel

Greg SeidelElected City Commissioner (Seat 1) in March 2015, Commissioner Seidel is serving his first term as City Commissioner.

Commissioner Seidel has been a Florida resident since 1975 and a resident of Winter Park for the last 16 years. He served on the Utility Advisory Board from 2008 to 2014 and chaired the board for four years. He has served on the Glenridge Middle School SAC (School Advisory Committee) for the last two years.

For his day job, Commissioner Seidel is a partner in an engineering and economic firm serving as Vice President and Chief Engineer. He has worked on projects throughout the State of Florida and is most proud of his dry pond in front of the Hollieanna Commercial Center designed in 1988 that still functions today.

Commissioner Seidel and his wife Valerie have two daughters and he is a member of The First United Methodist Church of Winter Park.

Commissioner Sarah Sprinkel

Sarah Sprinkel

There is an air of excitement that surrounds Commissioner Sprinkel (Seat 2) and everything she does. Perhaps it is because of her belief that educating children should be exciting. Perhaps it is because of the tangible results her extensive knowledge of early childhood education has produced for many thousands of students.

In her current position as Senior Associate of Florida Services for Florida Virtual Schools (FLVS), Commissioner Sprinkel generates a new enthusiasm for the potential of online learning. Her assignment includes planning goals, objectives, activities and timelines for FLVS ’ launch into elementary education. To perform that job, she brings insights gained as both a classroom teacher and a program manager. Prior to joining FLVS, Commissioner Sprinkel provided oversight of early childhood programs for Orange County Public Schools for 23 years. She is equally proud of the 10 years she spent teaching at the kindergarten level.

Additional previous assignments include, creating childhood development centers for Walt Disney World®, creating family outreach programs for the Orlando Museum of Art, serving as a vice president for the YMCA, and providing private consultation services for social service agencies. She also lobbied with the Florida State Legislature on behalf of the needs of students.

Commissioner Sprinkel is constantly motivated by a desire to educate young people. Her commitment to her students and her profession finds the perfect setting in a virtual school dedicated to excellence. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Rollins College in Winter Park. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education was awarded by Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

Always a dedicated volunteer in her community, Commissioner Sprinkel has served on numerous boards, professional associations and committees over the years. She and her husband, George, have three children: Clark, Caroline and George, who have blessed them with four grandchildren: Sophie, Anna, Gabriel and George VI. Her free time is spent enjoying the golf course and tending to her gardens.

Commissioner Carolyn Cooper

Carolyn Cooper

Elected City Commissioner (Seat 3) in March 2010, Commissioner Cooper is currently serving her second term.

In her early career, Commissioner Cooper served as a Department of the Air Force civilian financial manager and project manager.  Later, as Director of Contracts for Martin Marietta Data Systems, she negotiated multi-million dollar contracts and managed a staff of professionals.

Most recently, she has served on the Winter Park Planning and Zoning Commission and was a member of the Comprehensive Plan Task Force.

Commissioner Cooper has extensive professional education, including training in zero-based budgeting and cost/schedule control systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology.  She holds a master’s in systems management from the University of Southern California, a master’s in guidance and counseling from Troy University, and a bachelor’s in management from the University of West Florida.

Growing up in a military family and working in the defense industry, Carolyn has traveled extensively and lived in major metropolitan areas.  When she first visited Winter Park in 1988, she recognized the value of the charm of this community.  She cares deeply about Winter Park and is dedicated to ensuring it grows in a manner that protects the ambiance of our historic downtown.  She is committed to redevelopment of our underutilized commercial corridors, enhancement of our family neighborhoods, and protection of our historic resources.

Commissioner Cooper and her husband, Ned, have raised three of their five children in Winter Park. The family is active in the First United Methodist Church of Winter Park.

Commissioner Cooper will use her skills to mitigate risks and make disciplined decisions on behalf of Winter Park citizens.

Commissioner Tom McMacken

Tom McMacken

Elected City Commissioner (Seat 4) in March 2010, Commissioner McMacken is currently serving his second term as City Commissioner.

Commissioner McMacken has been actively involved in the city since moving to Winter Park 19 years ago. During that time he has served on and chaired four city boards: Planning & Zoning, Tree Preservation, Public Art Advisory and Historic Preservation. He has also served on the Park Acquisition Task Force and assisted the city in updating the landscape and irrigation codes. In addition, Commissioner McMacken has served on the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival committee since moving to Winter Park.

A landscape architect, Commissioner McMacken has been involved with the design of numerous projects in Winter Park including Winter Park Village, the Park Avenue streetscape and the park at Orwin Manor.

Commissioner McMacken and his wife Ann have a daughter Emily and he is a member of The First United Methodist Church of Winter Park.