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  • 02 Jun 2008 9:00 AM | CPNA Administrator (Administrator)

    College Park Neighborhood Association
    Monthly Meeting
    Agenda – June 2, 2008 – 7:00 PM
    College Park Community Center


    Call to order, opening remarks, visitor welcome, Board role call  -- David Rose, President

    Commissioner’s Corner --  City Commissioner Robert Stuart

    Approval of last meeting’s minutes -- Miles Hardy

    Treasurer’s report -- Monarcha Marcet

    President’s Report -- David Rose

    Old Business
     Bob Carr/Jim Pruett --Edgewater Drive Vision Taskforce update
     (next meetings are June 5 and 19)

     Tom Jaeger/David Rose -- Public Forums Update

     Bill Jennings – CERT, Community Emergency Response Team
      
    New Business & Committee Reports 
     Adrian La Sala -- Website update

     Miles Hardy -- Princeton/Smith Corridor update

    Question and answer session

  • 28 May 2008 12:34 AM | CPNA Administrator (Administrator)

    The six million dollar renovation of the Dubsdread Golf Course is nearing completion. Dubsdread Golf Course will re-open with an invitation-only event on July 10th, 2008. It will then open to the public on Friday, July 11th, 2008. Tee time booking will begin on July 1st.

    What’s New?
    Overall, the project improved the course in a myriad of ways, making it a little easier for the novice and just as challenging for the pro. The fairways have been reshaped with undulating hills and new ponds. The greens have been made larger, but their surfaces have more contours to keep the short game challenging. In addition, there is a new 5th hole, and the street that ran through fairways 17 and 18 has been removed. Overall the updated course is beautiful and play promises to be vastly improved.
     
    New Rates
    Though it will be the first rate increase in many years, at the April meeting Commissioner Stuart stated that the rates will be going up slightly. He expects the rates to go up about $4 for a round of golf. He also told us that while annual memberships will be increased, they will continue to be offered at the old rates until the course opens. For more information about annual memberships, you can contact Erin Durning, the Sales Manager at
    erin@dubsdreadgolf.com.
     
    Vandalism
    Unfortunately, there have already been several incidents of vandalism to the Dubsdread Golf Course. Vehicles have been driving onto the course at night (between 11:00 pm and 3:00 am) and causing an extensive amount of damage. Patrols will be increased, but if you are in the Dubsdread area, please report suspicious vehicles driving through the area to the police.

     

  • 27 May 2008 1:58 PM | CPNA Administrator (Administrator)

    Lynx is proposing to cancel routes 14 and 16, which run along Edgewater drive. Both routes will be partially replaced with the new route 125, which runs from Mills along Princeton, and then Edgewater to Maury.

    There is a public hearing on Wednesday, May 28 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, and 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Public comments are welcomed at the hearing, and written and oral comments can be made through mail, the Lynx website, and telephone, through June 17.

    For more information:

  • 24 May 2008 11:41 PM | CPNA Administrator (Administrator)

    By David Rose, President

    It is the “political season” and while the College Park Neighborhood Association has always remained neutral as to candidates we do take positions on local issues and do lobby our local representatives from time to time. So we do not equate being neutral with being inactive. We have a long tradition of providing a venue for political candidates to meet our members and to express their position on the issues.

    First of all elected officials and candidates are always welcome at our monthly meetings and if they are there at beginning are introduced.

    Candidate Forum in August
    We also have held candidate forums for local positions that are of interest to our membership. In the past those of been primarily for City Commissioners and Mayoral candidates. For this season the Board of Directors has voted to hold a Forum for the District 6 School Board race on August 4th at 7:00pm in lieu of our regularly scheduled meeting. The candidates for this race are Anne Geiger, the incumbent, and Nancy Robbinson both have agreed to participate. Should other candidates file then they to will be invited. The quality of our local schools has long been a priority to the Association and has been expressed in several ways including our involvement in getting the historic designation for Princeton Elementary, and the fact that the schools receive almost all of the funds from our events. We will be promoting this event more as the date draws near and hope to fill the Edgewater High School Auditorium. The election is August 26th.

    Politics in the Park
    There are other races that are of local interest where the Board felt that we needed to facilitate our membership and the community an opportunity to interact with the candidates. For that reason we have decided to hold two meet and greet events in Albert Park on Edgewater Drive. We have done this for many past elections and call the events “Politics in the Park”. The first is scheduled before the “primary” election for Saturday evening August 16th and the second will be before the “general” election for Saturday evening October 25th. The election dates are August 26th and November 4th. The reason I put quotation marks around primary and general is that for some positions, non-partisan races and partisan races with no general candidate, the August 26th election is actually the “general” and the November election may or may not be a “run off”. Some final decisions are reached at the August 26th election so calling it a primary is a little misleading.

    So mark those dates on your calendar and plan on attending, or even better get in touch with us and get involved in making these things happen.

     

  • 19 May 2008 6:42 PM | CPNA Administrator (Administrator)

    This time last year, our newsletter featured an article on the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR). This process of reassessing the Growth Management Plan, is required by the State of Florida, and is completed every 7 years.

    The purpose of EAR is to identify new goals and policies that the City will need over the next 20 years and to review existing goals and policies to see if they are still relevant.

    The EAR was completed and the Final EAR Report is available on the City's Growth Management site. Within it you can read about growth plans for everything from Transportation to Recreation.

    You can view the original article by visiting our Newsletter Archive and viewing the May/June 2007 Newsletter.

  • 15 May 2008 9:00 AM | CPNA Administrator (Administrator)

    DATE:  May 13, 2008  ORLANDO POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIME ALERT
    TYPE OF CRIME:  Vehicle Burglaries

    LOCATION:  South College Park area

    INFORMATION:  Since April 30, 2008 there have been twelve reports of vehicle burglaries in the south College Park area. Eleven of the twelve vehicles were entered by force. The days these vehicle burglaries are taking place vary. The majority of the vehicle burglaries occurred between 11 p.m.-6 a.m. The items that are being targeted include any and all valuables.
     
    To assure that you or your neighbors are not the next victims, please adhere to the following:
    - Be alert to your surroundings
    - Secure all vehicle doors and windows
    - Use reliable anti-theft devices (i.e. car alarm, The “Club”, etc.)
    - Remove valuables from inside the vehicle (wallets, cell phones, CD’s, identification, stereo faceplates, etc.)
    - Activate the car alarm, if your vehicle has one
    - Report any suspicious activity or person(s)
    - Check the area where you will be walking for suspicious persons or cars
    - If you witness a vehicle burglary in progress, do not risk physical harm: call the police immediately
    OTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACT NUMBERS:
    Call 911 immediately to report any suspicious activity or person(s).

  • 12 May 2008 11:01 PM | CPNA Administrator (Administrator)

    By Daniel and Nicolas Ford

    We were some of the first ones to arrive at Loch Haven Park Saturday morning. And that was that awesome. We got right on the jumpy house with no line, and no tickets needed. Mom said the District sponsored it, whatever that is. We jumped for a while, until Daniel noticed a strange looking police truck with a robot.

    We talked with the bomb squad, and he showed us a robot they use to remove bad things. And they even have a big suit to protect them. Next to that was a police dog, we can’t remember his name, but he didn’t speak English. He sure was big though. And don’t forget the fire trucks and even a garbage truck. Oh look the jumpy house is open again.

    We were right in the middle of making our pet rocks at the Science Center booth, when the DJ announced it was time for lunch. The rocks will have to wait until we get our fill of yummy hot dogs and burgers cooked up by firemen.

    We grabbed our bags and went to all the booths. We played some mini golf at the Dubsdread course; got some seeds from Robert Bowden at the Leu Gardens (dad says he wasn’t the coach though). We even learned about keeping our waters clean, heard stories from the library, and then the best thing, free ice cream.

    We got to meet some political candidates like judges, Congress and school board. We can’t vote for a while, but we did give some tips to mom and dad on who we liked. Then it was time to cut a ribbon. Commissioner Stuart, Diamond and Mayor Dyer invited us and all the kids to help dedicate the new park. We love parks.

    It all wrapped up with the DJ playing lots of games with kids. Neither of us was very good at hula-hooping, but we did better at the soccer contest with the Orlando Sharks. We all had a great time and were really tired from all the activities. So we packed up our pet rocks, new plant from the city and headed back home. Thanks Commissioner Stuart and Mayor Dyer. It was a great picnic.

  • 12 May 2008 5:13 PM | CPNA Administrator (Administrator)

    Orlando Ballet is a non-profit organization and has extended a discount offer to all CPNA Members. CPNA members and guests are being offered a 20% discount just for being members, visitors, or friends of members of CPNA. Everyone can order whatever performance or seating they would like, regardless of what anyone else in CPNA does or doesn't do.

    The Ballet will be at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre on Friday, May 16th at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 17th at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 18th at 2 p.m.
     
    There's also a Family Series performance on Saturday morning, May 16th.The Family Series is ballet in under an hour. Perfect for those new to ballet who want to sample this art form, children whose attention span is too short for a full-length performance, those with busy schedules who can't fit in a full-length performance, and the elderly who may not wish to sit for long periods or be away from home/care-givers for the time required for a full-length performance. One price for all seats in the house for the Family Series.

    Below are the flyers with information for ordering tickets and the various seating prices available.

    Orders can be placed with the Box Office by phone. Numbers are on the order forms. Hope to see you there!

  • 06 May 2008 7:57 PM | CPNA Administrator (Administrator)

    The April meeting minutes were approved at the May 5th meeting. If you missed the April meeting, you can view the minutes by accessing our Meeting Minutes Archive.

    The Treasurer's Report for the month of April was also presented at the May meeting. You can view it on the Budget Archive page.

  • 04 May 2008 9:26 AM | CPNA Administrator (Administrator)

    College Park Neighborhood Association
    Monthly Meeting
    Agenda – May 5, 2008 – 7:00 PM
    College Park Community Center


    Call to order, opening remarks and visitor welcome -- David Rose, President

    Commissioner’s Corner --  City Commissioner Robert Stuart
       - Various issues including Dubsdread golf course update

    Guest speaker --  Orange County Commissioners Segal
      - Crime on the Edges of College Park

    Guest speaker -- School Board Member Anne Geiger

    Approval of last meeting’s minutes -- Miles Hardy

    Treasurer’s report -- Monarcha Marcet (including checking account update)

    President’s Report -- David Rose

    Old Business
     Adrian La Sala -- Website update 

     Bob Carr/Jim Pruett --Edgewater Drive Vision Taskforce update
     (May meeting are 8th 3:30pm at City Hall and the 22nd 7:00pm at Edgewater  High School Media Center)
      
    New Business & Committee Reports 
     
    Question and answer session


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