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Apopka City Council Meeting Preview


The packet for this week's Apopka City Council meeting is only 230 pages long, but the file size is a massive 45 Mb. . Use this link to download a 15 Mb file that still contains all the pages.

It might look routine, but there are several items that should prompt some interesting discussions and public comment.

Here is a guide with links to some of the most interesting items on tomorrow's 1:30 PM Apopka City Council Meeting Agenda. Note that this preview is based upon the meeting package posted to the City's website on Monday, September 5th. The City reserves the right to make changes to the agenda at anytime before 5:00 PM the day before the meeting.


No proclamations are on the agenda.

Employee Recognition

Several employment milestones will be recognized:

Five Year Service Award – Samarie Koller – Police/Communications

Five Year Service Award – Angela Rozier – Police/Communications

Ten Year Service Award – Dennis Carter, Sr – Public Services/Streets

Ten Year Service Award – Dina Cedillo – Police/Support Services

Fifteen Year Service Award – Charles Whitehead – Public Services/Water Plant

Twenty Year Service Award – Gregory Conant – Recreation/Grounds – Athletic Complex


No presentations are on the agenda.

Selection of firm to update the City's Land Development Code

This is the first of two items on the Consent Agenda.

The City has received qualifications, data and expressions of interest for professional services related to the update of the Land Development Code. An Evaluation Committee consisting of the Community Development Director, Public Services Director, Planning Manager, Senior Project Coordinator and Planner II reviewed the qualifications and ranked the firms as follows:

1. Clarion Associates Inc.

2. Canin Associates

Staff is requesting to be authorized to negotiate a contract with Clarion Associates Inc, using the Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA). If an agreement cannot be negotiated, staff would then attempt to negotiate with the second firm. The negotiated contract will then be brought back to the City Council at a later date for final approval.

The "Consent Agenda" is a meeting practice which packages routine and non-controversial items not requiring discussion and/or separate approval as one agenda item. However, any member of the Council can request that any item on the Consent Agenda be "pulled," and discussed separately.

Authorize door-to-door solicitation permit

The second item on the Consent Agenda is a request for a solicitation permit. Andrus Albi, an employee of E.H. Engelmeier Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. is requesting approval to go door-to-door within the city limits of Apopka to solicit roofing services. City Code requires a permit to solicit business door-to-door.

Approval of the Preliminary Development Plan for Binon Reserve

If approved, Binon Reserve will be a 21 acre subdivision with 44 homes located at 1078 S. Binion Road (South of Lust Road and West of Binion Road).

Approval of the Redevelopment Plan/Final Development Plan for Piedmont Plaza

The owners of the Piedmont Plaza subdivision (where Hobby Lobby is located), are proposing to increase the retail square footage by 24,100 sqaure feet to a total of 245,130 square feet

of commercial retail space. They are asking for three waivers to the City Code:

Allow a maximum building height of 65 feet (City development standards limit maximum building height to 35 feet).

Allow less than a 10-foot setback for two buildings.

Allow only 987 parking spaces (1,227 are required by code).

Approval of Annexation Requests

The Council will consider five annexation requests. One is on Plymouth Sorrento Road, another is on East Sandpiper Street, and three are on Oak Point Circle.

Ordinance Changes

Five changes to existing ordinances will be considered by the Council. The first is to establish rules regarding conversations between elected and appointed officials and the public. The other four are efforts to update and streamline the approval process for routine items.

Proposed Youth Council

Commissioner Becker has proposed the creation of a Youth Council. Use this link to read more about this.

Request for Recognition

Use this link to see the request to recognize the accomplishments of Petey Vergos.

Apopka Youth Works Program Statistics

Use this link to see the 2015 and 2016 Apopka Youth Works Program Statistics.

The meeting is at 1:30 PM in the Council Chamber at Apopka City Hall.


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