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Notice of Public Hearing – October 26, 2020

Posted October 14th, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF WINTER HAVEN

Notice is hereby given that at its Regular City Commission Meeting, the Winter Haven City Commission will hold a SECOND READING-PUBLIC HEARING on the proposed ordinance at 6:00 p.m. or soon thereafter Monday, October 26, 2020, which as a result of COVID-19 public health emergency will be held utilizing a Zoom virtual meeting platform pursuant to City of Winter Haven Resolutions R-20-23 and R-20-25.

The connection information for members of the public who wish to attend or participate in the Public Hearing via the Zoom virtual platform may be obtained by accessing the City’s website at http://mywinterhaven.com.   For persons wishing to attend the Public Hearing via the Zoom virtual platform, please insure that all registration and system requirements in order to connect to the Public Hearing via the Zoom virtual platform have been satisfied prior to the above mentioned date and time.

The public who wish to physically attend and participate in the Public Hearing may also come to the John Fuller Auditorium located at City Hall, 451 Third Street, N.W., Winter Haven, Florida, which will also be open for members of the public on the above-mentioned date and time.  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.

The public is also invited to listen or watch the City Commission Meeting by visiting https://facebook.com/winterhaven.florida/ where the meeting will be live streamed.

The public is also invited to provide comments on the proposed ordinances which will be presented at the Public Hearing by submitting written comments of 600 words or less to:
https://winterhaven.seamlessdocs.com/f/tg4dezpsh8r0, by 12:00 p.m. Noon on Monday, October 26, 2020; or calling (863)-292-8005 to leave voicemail comments of no more than five (5) minutes by 12:00 p.m. Noon on Monday, October 26, 2020 so that your comments and voicemails can be distributed to the Members of the Commission at the Public Hearing.  Comments submitted after this time (up to the time that the public hearing commences) will be accepted and included in the official records of the meeting.

All interested parties may appear at the meeting in the manners described above and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances:

ORDINANCE NO. O-20-40

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WINTER HAVEN FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE NUMBER O-18-70, WHICH ESTABLISHED THE VILLAMAR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 190, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO SECTION 3 OF THE ORDINANCE TO CHANGE THE GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES OF THE DISTRICT IN ACCORDANCE WITH A PETITION REGARDING SAME FILED WITH THE CITY PURSUANT TO SECTION 190.046, FLORIDA STATUTES, BY ADDING 45.905 ACRES THERETO; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NUMBER O-18-70, AMENDING EXHIBIT A OF SAID ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR A NEW METES AND BOUNDS LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ORDINANCE 0-18-70 TO REMAIN UNCHANGED; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (General Location: The area covered by this request is generally located in an area north of Cunningham Road and West of Lake Cunningham    (a/k/a Crystal Lake). The area covered by this request and that is being added to the boundaries of the existing Villamar Community Development District is currently 45.905± acres.)

If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at such hearings, 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 City Commission may continue the public hearings to other dates and times as it 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 are not fluent in English and need language interpreter assistance to participate in the proceeding, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at least four (4) days prior to the meeting.  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.

Vanessa Castillo, MMC

City Clerk