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  • 21 Nov 2017 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    Save The Date

    College Park Small Business Saturday  

    Show your love for your favorite College Park businesses by shopping and dining in the 32804 Saturday November 25, 2017 

    More Information on Specials 

    Click Here
    • Deals at many of our shops and restaurants starting Friday
    • Raffle entry with every purchase 
    • Farmers Market Sunday

  • 10 Oct 2017 9:08 AM | Anonymous

    TO: News Media, Downtown Orlando Residents, Business Owners and Churches

    FROM: Transportation Engineering Division

    SUBJECT: Street Closure

    LOCATION: Yale Street between Westmoreland Drive and Edgewater Drive.

    The above locations will be closed on Friday, October 13 starting from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. so that the “2017 Edgewater High School Homecoming Parade” event may take place. For event information, contact 407.835.4900.

  • 28 Sep 2017 4:28 PM | Anonymous

    Get a Free Tree for Your Yard Today
    Hurricane Irma took down many trees in our community, but you can help grow our tree canopy by ordering a free tree for your yard. 

    Our fall/winter trees to choose from include Live Oak, Persimmon, Cypress, and Nuttall Oak.

    Order your free tree today

  • 28 Sep 2017 4:20 PM | Anonymous

    September 27, 2017 - Lake Advisory for City Lakes LIFTED

    Along with Orange County and the City of Winter Park, the City of Orlando is lifting the Lake Advisory on City lakes. If you have further questions, please contact


    September 8, 2017 - Lake Advisory Issued for Hurricane Irma

    To address citizen concerns related to water quality, the Stormwater Section has developed a public information system, "Lake Alert," to provide seasonal and localized warnings (and updates) for City of Orlando lakes. An announcement has been provided below regarding the lake(s) where water quality has been a concern.

    The City of Orlando has issued a Lake Advisory for all lakes for the duration of Hurricane Irma and directly afterwards.  Due to the storm, there is a high potential for water contamination, sewer overflows, active wildlife and other safety concerns.  Take extreme caution around all waterways during this time.

    For more information on Hurricane Irma, visit

  • 21 Sep 2017 9:18 AM | Anonymous
    Hurricane Irma Yard Debris Collection Update

    Did you know, the amount of yard debris left by Hurricane Irma is more than the City of Orlando would normally collect over 4.5 years? Since the hurricane, our crews have been working seven days a week to pick up this debris.   

    Here's what you can expect during the cleanup process: 

    Bags and Bundles
    Bags and small bundles (using duct tape or twine) will be picked up sooner than large piles that require a claw truck. On your regular yard waste collection day, bagged and bundled items will be collected. Because of the volume, we might not get to your street on your scheduled day, but will do our best to pick up the following week.

    Large Items
    Our crews that collect larger items like downed trees, limbs, and branches are working 12-hour shifts, seven days a week, but have a limited capacity to pick up large quantities. To supplement efforts, the city utilizes debris contractors to assist after storms. However, because of the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, contractors are in short supply as they respond across Florida and Texas. Our contractors are responding as quickly as they can to assist with our cleanup efforts. 

    Here’s how you can help: 

    1. Bag and bundle as much of your vegetative debris as possible. If you can, help your neighbors, who might need assistance, bag and bundle their debris. 
    2. You can immediately drop off yard debris at one of 11 sites throughout Orange County from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily. 
    3. Remember to place all large debris on the curb. Do not place debris in the roadway, on sidewalks or near fire hydrants.   
    4. If you have larger items such as appliances or furniture that were damaged in the storm, please call 407.246.2314 (Monday-Friday,  8 a.m.- 5 p.m.) to schedule a large-item pickup.  

    We appreciate your partnership and your patience as we continue to clean up our City Beautiful. 

  • 19 Sep 2017 4:10 PM | Anonymous

    Neighborhood Relations Supervisor Cindy Light, City of Orlando Office of Communications & Neighborhood Relations

    What’s That Smell? Why Am I Being Asked to Conserve Water?

    You might have noticed some bad smells throughout Central Florida following Hurricane Irma. There are multiple reasons for bad smells after a storm:

    • Muck and sediments disturbed by rising waters
    • Groundwater contains sulfur which smells like rotten eggs. High water tables make this smell more prevalent.
    • Rotting trees and vegetation
    • Dead fish and animals
    • Sewer overflows resulting from lift stations losing power and excessive stormwater entering and overloading sewer lines

    NOTE: A sewer overflow does NOT smell like rotten eggs.

    If you are noticing bad smells, do not call 9-1-1. Try to safely view the surrounding area in which you believe a smell may be coming from. 

    If you see water pouring out from a structure or coming from a manhole, it might be a sanitary sewer overflow.

    Please call our Water Reclamation Division at 407.246.2213 if you witness a sanitary sewer overflow taking place.

    To limit sewer overflows, we are asking you to continue conserving your water use for normal household activities. Limiting your use of water from showers, sinks, dishwashers, and washing machines can help reduce excessive flow that can overload lift stations.

    Thank you.

  • 15 Sep 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Sr. Communications Coordinator, Steven CalamusaOrlando Utilities Commission

    Hurricane Irma Restoration Update - 9:15 a.m., Sept. 15

    Good morning, neighbors – I’m back with another update. We have about 14,000 customers remaining without power. Last night’s storms caused delays, as our crews were required to stop working and take cover, but we’re still aiming for the majority of customers to be restored by 10 p.m. We will work through the weekend to restore individual outages, including customers with damaged weather heads and meter bases. More on that below. 

    Crews continue to trim trees, work on the lateral and service lines within neighborhoods, and repair damage to substations. 

    I have to reiterate that if your weather head or meter base are damaged, we can NOT restore your power. The homeowner is responsible for having a licensed electrician repair these and contacting the City or County to inspect and permit before OUC can reconnect the service line. If our guys see damage, they will cut the service line, coil the wire, and leave a door hanger to let you know. You can use any licensed electrician you wish, but to help, we’ve provided a list of OUC-vetted preferred contractors at More on this at: 

    Thanks for your continued patience!

  • 14 Sep 2017 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    Sr. Communications Coordinator, Steven Calamusa, Orlando Utilities Commission

    Hi, Neighbors – 

    As of 9 a.m. today, we have about 29,000 customers remaining without power. Our original outage number on Monday was 145,000. Out-of-town crews en route to our area ran into some transportation issues yesterday due to heavy traffic and river flooding on main arteries, so we ran a bit behind. Our crews worked through the night to catch up. We still target 10 p.m., Friday for a complete system restoration. 

    As I said yesterday, we’ve restored our main feeders that provide power to large amounts of people. If you’re still out after feeder restoration, that means there’s damage further down the line. After feeder restoration, you’ll notice restoration rates slow a bit because the repairs get a bit more granular. Now, we’re dealing with lateral lines closer to and within neighborhoods, as well as repairs to transformers which feed power to about four homes each. 

    Some areas, like College Park, have an incredible amount of tree damage. These large trees must be trimmed and moved before our line techs can remove downed lines and make repairs. 

    Also, keep in mind that if the weather head and/or meterbase on your home is damaged, our guys will NOT be able to restore you. These items have to be repaired by a licensed electrician and inspected by the City or County first. This is the homeowner's responsibility. If we notice damage to these items, we typically disconnect the service line to your home and coil it until repairs are made. 

    More on this here: 

    Many thanks for your continued patience, and if you see our crews in the field, give them a thumbs up…they’re working hard!

  • 14 Sep 2017 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    Generator Safety

    On behalf of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, we ask for your immediate attention and assistance with the following safety-critical and time sensitive request. 

    Particularly, as so many individuals are still without power, generator use will continue to be widespread. Your assistance would be sincerely appreciate it. In addition to your television broadcast, we are urgently requesting that you share this information via social media as well. In as many ways as possible, we want residents to receive this safety update.

    Generator tips: 

    • Generators should only be used in well-ventilated locations OUTSIDE at least five feet away from all doors, windows and vents 

    • Never use a generator in an attached garage, even with the door open 

    • Place generators so exhaust fumes can’t enter the home through windows, doors or other openings; the exhaust must be directed away from the building 

    • Uses carbon monoxide detectors

  • 13 Sep 2017 2:53 PM | Anonymous

    Per the recorded message, OUC expects to have all customers restored by 10pm Friday.

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