March 27, 2017
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
Pete Weldon

Regular Meeting March 27, 2017 | 3:30 p.m. | Commission Chamber


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meeting procedures

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Item Time *
1 Note: A reception will be held in the Chapman Room (next to Commission Chamber) from 3 to 3:30 p.m. to congratulate Commissioners Sprinkel and Seidel.

Meeting Called to Order
2 Invocation
Reverend David Miller, First United Methodist Church
Pledge of Allegiance
3 Oath of Office
Commissioner Seidel – Seat 1
Commissioner Sprinkel – Seat 2
4 Approval of Agenda
5 Mayor’s Report 15 minutes
  1. Proclamation – Allen Trovillion Day

  2. Legislative update

6 City Manager’s Report
7 City Attorney’s Report
8 Non-Action Items
  1. Item a 15 minutes

    Presentation of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

9 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.
10 Consent Agenda 5 minutes
  1. Item a

    Approve the minutes of March 13, 2017

  2. Item b

    Approve the following contracts:
    1. Geosyntec Consultants, RFQ-4-2017, Continuing Contract for Professional Stormwater Management & Design Services; and authorize the Mayor to execute contract.
    2. Singhofen & Associates, Inc., RFQ-4-2017, Continuing Contract for Professional Stormwater Management & Design Services; and authorize the Mayor to execute contract.
    3. Kimley-Horn, RFQ-6-2017, Continuing Contract for Professional Transportation Planning & Engineering Services and authorize the Mayor to execute contract.
    4. Amendment No. 1 with AVCON, Inc., RFQ-15-2015, FDOT LAP Continuing Services Contract for Engineering & Design Services and authorize the Mayor to execute renewal.
    5. Amendment No. 1 with Comprehensive Engineering Services, Inc., RFQ-15-2015, FDOT LAP Continuing Services Contract for Engineering & Design Services and authorize the Mayor to execute renewal.
    6. Amendment No. 1 with Kelly, Colling & Gentry, Inc., RFQ-15-2015, FDOT LAP Continuing Services Contract for Engineering & Design Services and authorize the Mayor to execute renewal.

11 Action Items Requiring Discussion
12 Public Hearings
  1. Item a 20 minutes

    Request of Deshpande, Inc.:
    – Ordinance: To amend the “Comprehensive Plan” Future Land Use map to change from a Single Family Future Land Use Designation to Low Density Residential at 524 Country Club Drive. (1)
    – Ordinance: To amend the Official Zoning Map from Single Family Residential (R-1A) District to Low Density Residential (R-2) District zoning at 524 Country Club Drive.
    – To amend their preliminary subdivision plat encompassing the current lakefront properties at 524/532/600/604 Country Club Drive to revise the lot size dimensions of the proposed six lakefront lots and include a common area lakefront tract.

  2. Item b 10 minutes

    Resolution – Executing a Public Transportation Joint Participation Agreement with the State of Florida Department of Transportation to provide Section 5309 Earmark Grant funding enabling the City to mitigate trespassing and safety hazards

  3. Item c 60 minutes

    Request of Oppidan Holdings LLC:
    – Conditional use approval to build an Orchard Supply Hardware Store on the current site of the Aloma Bowl at 2530 Aloma Avenue, zoned Commercial (C-3) and providing for certain exceptions and a development agreement, if required.

  4. Item d 60 minutes

    Request of Villa Tuscany Holdings, LLC:
    – Conditional use approval to build a three story, 41,352 square foot, 24 unit, 51 bed, Memory Care Facility at 1298 Howell Branch Road, zoned Multi-Family Residential (R-3), providing for certain exceptions and for a development agreement, if required.

  5. Item e 45 minutes

    Request of BFC New England LLC:
    – Conditional use approval to construct a three story mixed use building of 52,601 square feet with parking in a basement level on property zoned Commercial (C-2) at 158 East New England Avenue and providing for certain exceptions including setbacks and parking and for approval of a developer’s agreement.

  6. Item f 10 minutes

    Fee Schedule to be effective April 1, 2017

13 City Commission Reports 10 minutes total
  1. Commissioner Seidel

  2. Commissioner Sprinkel

  3. Commissioner Cooper

  4. Commissioner Weldon

  5. Mayor Leary

* Projected times are subject to change.

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(F. S. 286.0105).

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Mayor Steve Leary
Term ends March 2018

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
Term ends March 2020

Greg SeidelRe-elected City Commissioner (Seat 1) in March 2017, Commissioner Seidel is serving his second 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
Term ends March 2020

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
Term ends March 2019

Carolyn Cooper

Elected City Commissioner (Seat 3) in March 2010, Commissioner Cooper is currently serving her third 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 & 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 Pete Weldon
Term ends March 2019

Pete Weldon

Prior to being elected City Commissioner (Seat 4) in 2016, Commissioner Weldon volunteered on multiple city boards for eight years including the Code Enforcement Board, Tree Preservation Board and Planning & Zoning Board. Commissioner Weldon’s past civic service also includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Orlando Science Center and serving on the Heart of Florida United Way agency review panels.

Professionally, Commissioner Weldon brings financial, management, investment and entrepreneurial experience to the City Commission. He has a degree in Marketing from the University of Miami, an MBA from Duke University, and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst certification.

Following graduate school, Commissioner Weldon had a 14-year career with Johnson & Johnson® (J&J). There, he co-founded and was vice president as well as chief financial officer of a wholly-owned J&J operating company. In 1989, Commissioner Weldon was recruited by a venture capital firm as president/CEO of a startup located in Winter Park. He later became an investment adviser focused on technology companies that add value to healthcare, and retired in 2013.

Commissioner Weldon and his wife, Fran, have two children, Sara and Pete, Jr. Both were born at Winter Park Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Park. The Weldon’s are members of Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church and support other local organizations including the Albin Polasek Foundation and Winter Park Public Library.