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Public Notice of Virtual Regular City Commission Meeting (04-27-2020)

Posted April 20th, 2020


As a result of COVID-19, the City of Winter Haven announces a virtual public meeting to be convened pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders 2020-52 and 2020-69; and City of Winter Haven Resolutions R-20-23 and R-20-25.

BOARD: City Commission of the City of Winter Haven, Florida, Regular City Commission Meeting.

DATE AND TIME OF MEETING: April 27, 2020, 6:00 p.m.


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 6833

Webinar ID: 987-0200-9496

CONNECTION INFORMATION: For persons attending the virtual public meeting by the Zoom virtual platform, please ensure that all registration and system requirements have been satisfied prior to the “DATE AND TIME” provided herein.

AGENDA: A copy of the agenda for the meeting may be obtained by visiting or by contacting: Vanessa Castillo, MMC, City Clerk at or (863) 291-5600, ext 224.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The public is invited to listen to or watch the virtual public meeting by visiting where the meeting will be live streamed.  The public is also invited to provide comments on agenda items scheduled for action during this virtual meeting by (a) connecting to the virtual meeting platform and participating during the meeting in accordance with announced instructions which may also be posted in advance of the meeting on the City’s website; (b) submitting written comments of 600 words or less to :, by 12:00 p.m. Noon on April 27, 2020; or (c) calling (863)-292-8005 to leave voicemail comments of no more than five (5) minutes by 12:00 p.m. Noon on April 27, 2020 so that your comments and voicemails can be distributed to the Members of the Commission.  Comments submitted after this time (up to the time that the public meeting commences) will be accepted and included in the official records of the meeting.

The Public may also come to the John Fuller Auditorium at City Hall, 451 Third Street, N.W., Winter Haven, Florida at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020, to provide comments at the meeting in accordance with Section 2-227 of the City’s Code of Ordinances or as those provisions may be modified by the City Commission.  Social distancing and other Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Florida Department of Health (FDOH) guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 will be followed and observed.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and F.S. § 286.26, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the City at least 8 hours before the meeting by contacting: Vanessa Castillo, MMC, City Clerk at or (863) 291-5600, ext. 224. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued.

For more information and/or to submit documents at the meeting, you may contact: Vanessa Castillo, MMC, City Clerk at or (863) 291-5600, ext. 224.