Oviedo in the News
January 19, 2023
In this Issue:
City Council Meeting Happenings
News from City Hall
Recreation and Parks Updates
Police Department Information
Fire Department Latest
Messages to help Our Environment
Upcoming Public Meetings
Events Information and Pictures
The Oviedo Pop Warner 12U were recognized by the City Council during the Tuesday, January 17 meeting for winning the National Championship. Congratulations to all the kids, the coaches and all the parents that supported them! We are proud you represent Oviedo!
Black History Month
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CITY HALL NEWS
2022 Tree City
We are happy to report that the City of Oviedo has been named by the Arbor Day Foundation as a 2022 Tree City, USA.
The naming came after the Foundation recognized the City's commitment to effective urban forest management.
"Tree City USA communities see the positive effects of an urban forest firsthand," said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The trees being planted and cared for by Oviedo are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy a better quality of life. Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education."
GENEVA DRIVE CLOSURE
RECREATION AND PARKS
Shane Kelly Bark Park
The Bark Park at Shane Kelly Park will be experiencing intermittent closures for maintenance and repairs. For the next few weeks, Bark Park will only be open on Saturday, Jan. 21, Sunday, Jan. 22 and, Monday, Jan. 23rd for public use. The park will close for the construction on Tuesday, Jan. 24th. Please monitor the City of Oviedo Recreation and Parks Facebook and Twitter pages for ongoing updates.
AQUATICS FACILITY UPDATES:
The Splash Park is closed (seasonal closing) and will re-open in spring 2023. That date will be announced as we get closer to that time.
The Big Kahuna has been renovated and is back open for public use! Please see the schedule if you're looking to get your laps in.
The pool hours are as follows:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (minimum 3 lanes for lap swimming)
Monday - Friday - 1:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. (minimum 3 lanes for lap swimming)
Saturdays - 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. (minimum 3 lanes for lap swimming)
Sundays - Noon - 5 p.m.
Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. today and we offer it at the Gym!
Pickleball is played on Tuesday mornings from 9 am to 11:30 am at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Facility, 148 Oviedo Boulevard. It's a sport designed for all ages.
We had a great time walking and leading the MLK Day parade on January 16. Thank you to our community for making Oviedo such a great place. Photo courtesy of Oviedo Photo Club.
We are hiring!
We are looking for Police Officers and a Police Officer Trainee! We stand for Integrity, Duty and Compassion here at PD. If you know someone who is looking for a career in Law Enforcement, or is already established but looking to come to Oviedo, please have them head to our application pages. All information must be completely filled out to be considered for the positions.
Police Officer: https://tinyurl.com/2e8e8r3x
Police Officer Trainee: https://tinyurl.com/whvhyurb
COMMUNITY POLICE ACADEMY
After a long hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the Oviedo Police Department is pleased to announce the return of the Community Police Academy.
The academy begins February 8, 2023, and will be every Wednesday for ten weeks. The academy runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each week at the Oviedo Police Department. The academy is open to residents of the city who are interested in being engaged with the police and in the community.
In the academy, students will learn what police work is like, how officers conduct traffic stops and deal with high-stress situations. Students will learn insights into criminal investigations, including DUI investigations, learn about the equipment in police vehicles and get to know the men and women of the Oviedo Police Department.
For more information, citizens can contact Officer Yashira Moncada at 407-971-5708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OVIEDO FIRE RESCUE
Our Firefighters have been busy this month doing rescues and fighting fires. Here's a recap of some incidents that have been worked by the department.
Two animal rescues in one day! B-shift went out to Evans Elementary School to rescue a Hawk stuck in a window alcove. That same day, they were called out to a parking lot off Alafaya Trail to rescue a kitten that ran across all lanes of traffic and got stuck in a car.
Firefighters were called out late that Sunday night to rescue a man who was working on the roof of the Oviedo Mall. He had a medical incident while pressure washing. B-shift crews used their high-angle rescue training to get to the roof, stabilize the patient and safely bring him down to be transported by Rescue 46.
Firefighters were called out for a report of a house fire in the Chuluota area. Our truck happened to be close by and was first on scene to start the fire attack. Oviedo Fire took command of the house fire and was joined by Seminole County Fire and Orange County Fire Rescue. Through the joint effort of fire suppression, the fire was extinguished. A cat was rescued but unfortunately succumbed to its injuries. The homeowner suffered minor burns.
WE ARE HIRING!
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Upcoming public Meetings
400 Alexandria Blvd.
Oviedo, FL 32765
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ANNUAL DADDY/DAUGHTER DANCE
The City of Oviedo presents the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance. Join us for music and dancing at The Oviedo Cultural Center. Tickets are $40 per couple, $10 per additional child, and includes food. Space is limited!
Movie in the Park - Friday, January 20
FOOD TRUCK THURSDAYS - THURSDAY, JANUARY 26
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
It was a beautiful day for a parade and family celebration at Round Lake Park. There were lots of smiles and fun to celebrate the amazing life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All photos courtesy of the Oviedo Photo Club.
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