2016 Election

  • March 15, 2016: General election.

City Commission Seat 3

  • Carolyn Cooper (incumbent)
  • Lambrine Macejewski

City Commission Seat 4

  • Tom McMacken (incumbent)
  • Pete Weldon

Bond referendum for a new library and events center

  • Official ballot language: For the purpose of building the Winter Park Library and Events Center, to include library facilities, civic meeting and gathering facilities and related parking structure, and improvements, and all purposes incidental thereto, shall the City of Winter Park, Florida, issue not exceeding $30,000,000 general obligation bonds, bearing interest at not exceeding the maximum legal rate, maturing within 20 years from date of issuance, payable from ad valorem taxes levied on all taxable property in the City area, without limitation as to rate or amount; as provided in Ordinance No. 3020-15?
  • Background: In June 2014, the City Commission appointed a 10-person Library Facility Task Force with the charge to, “Make recommendations to the City Commission on the need, location, costs and funding strategies for a new or remodeled library facility.” After months of research and discussion about capacity, accessibility, flexibility, and technology, as well as several community input meetings, the Task Force unanimously decided that the current library building is not adequate. They recommended a new facility to the City Commission, and Ordinance No. 3020-15 was approved at the November 23, 2015, Commission meeting with the language below.
  • Proposed size: Plans are to build an approximately 50,000-square-foot library, 8,500-square-foot events center, and 200-space, one-story parking structure.
  • Proposed location: The Task Force recommended for the new library to be built on the north sector of Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, which also encompasses the current site of the existing Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center located at 1050 W. Morse Blvd. (corner of Harper Street and Morse Boulevard). This location creates the opportunity to build a new civic center in combination with the new library, to provide a more modern and up-to-date events facility for the community.
  • Proposed funding sources: The Winter Park Public Library Board has committed to raising $2.5 million toward construction of a new library and events center.

If this referendum is approved, voters allow the issuance of $30 million in bonds for this project.

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