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Public Notice of Development Special Magistrate Meeting (06-19-2020)

Posted May 29th, 2020


June 19, 2020, 10:00 A.M.
Nora Mayo Hall, 500 Third Street, N.W., Winter Haven, Florida

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Winter Haven Development Special Magistrate will meet and conduct all public hearings at the Nora Mayo Hall in the Florida Citrus Building, 500 Third Street, N.W., Winter Haven, Florida; the meeting will commence at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020. In addition as an alternative method to allow members of the public to attend and participate in this meeting, members of the public may attend and participate in the meeting by connecting to the Zoom meeting platform as follows:


For telephone, dial:US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833Webinar ID: 960 6939 4125

CONNECTION INFORMATION: For persons attending the public meeting by the Zoom platform who wish to participate, please ensure that all registration and system requirements have been satisfied prior to 10 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Social distancing and other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department of Health (FDOH) guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 will be followed and observed at the meeting.

AGENDA: A copy of the agenda for the meeting may be obtained by visiting or by contacting the City’s Planning Division at or (863) 291-5600.

For more information and/or to submit documents at the meeting, you may contact: the City’s Planning Division at or (863) 291-5600.

Each of the public hearings to be conducted at the Development Special Magistrate meeting will be staggered and will commence at the time noted in order to accommodate and address COVID-19 social distancing and related protocols, to wit:

  • Case Number DSM-20-04-V will be heard at 10:00 a.m.
  • Case Number DSM-20-05-V will be heard at 10:20 a.m.
  • Case Number DSM-20-06-V will be heard at 10:40 a.m.
  • Case Number DSM-20-07-V will be heard at 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearings scheduled for June 19, 2020, may be continued by the Development Special Magistrate to later dates and times which will be announced at the meeting.

If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Development Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based (F.S. 286.0105).  Please be advised individuals must make their own arrangements to produce this record The Development Special Magistrate may continue the public hearing to other dates and times as he/she deems necessary.  Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of these or continued public hearings may be announced during the hearing and that no further notices regarding this matter may be published. If you need assistance with language, contact the Planning Division at least four (4) days prior to the meeting. The Planning Division may be reached at (863) 291-5600, at City Hall, 451 Third Street, NW, Winter Haven, Florida, 33881, or online at In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and F.S.S. 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding at (863) 291-5627 for assistance; if hearing impaired, telephone the Florida Relay Service Numbers (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice) for assistance.