Oviedo in the News

September 3, 2020

Oviedo City Office Closure

Oviedo City offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. City Offices will re-open on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. 

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Riverside Park Repairs Begin

The City of Oviedo and it's contractor, Boulevard Construction have begun repairs to the Riverside Park Multipurpose Room.  During construction, the northernmost park entrance will be closed to the public to accommodate Boulevard's equipment. The southern entrance to the park, adjacent to Rippin' Riverside Skate Park, will remain open and accessible to the public. Construction is slated to last at least 4 months. Map showing construction of riverside park

City of Oviedo Proposed FY 2020-2021 Budget 

As required by the City Charter, on July 31, 2020 the City Manager and City Staff presented the Oviedo City Council with a balanced budget. The City Budget is the annual financial plan for the city. The Budget articulates public priorities; helps management make informed choices about the allocation of resources; promotes effective communication, and establishes broad goals and management strategies to guide decision making and develops approaches to achieve those goals.

The City will hold a budget public hearing on Thursday, September 10, 2020. 

Follow this link to review the proposed FY 2020-2021 City of Oviedo Budget.

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Recreation Program update

Important dates and times to note! 

  • The Rippin' Riverside Skate Park will be adjusting hours of operations from to 12:00 pm - 7:45 pm.  
  • Adult Flag Football, Monday Night Men’s and Friday Night Co-ed Softball registration is open until Friday, September 11, 2020 or until full.  
  • Fall Youth Flag Football registration is open until Thursday, September 17th or until full.

All registrations can be complete online through WebTrac or in person at the Gymnasium or Riverside Park.  

Questions call 407-971-5565

Bonkerz Comedy Production returns to beautiful Center Lake Park on Saturday, September 19th. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm.  Jersey, the Haitian Sensation, is the energetic and upbeat featured comic that connects with both old and new generations.  He has been on Comic View, toured with Jeff Dunham, and featured for Tracy Morgan, Charlie Murphy, Ralphie May, and many others.  Tickets via Eventbrite: https://conta.cc/3lHabJ1

The event will comply with Seminole County COVID-19 Orders. Only 75 tickets available so that social distancing may be accomplished. This will sell out, so don’t delay and secure your seats today!

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Hurricane Checklist

September is National Preparedness Month and with the peak of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season upon us, don't get caught off guard. A quickly developing storm can cause long lines in crowded stores at the last minute. Use this helpful checklist to prepare your supplies today!

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THE CHIEF’S CORNER

Chief ColemanTo all of the parents in Oviedo: You know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, as well as what to do if you think your child might be sick. In addition, you've likely spent the entire summer reminding your kid about the everyday precautions he or she needs to take to prevent getting sick.

But, for all of your efforts, you've probably also caught your child standing way too close to other people, leaving his or her mask in the car or at home, forgetting to wash his or hands after touching common surfaces, and — we all struggle with this one — touching his or her face way too often. There have already been a couple of classes quarantined during week one because of possible symptoms.

As your child faces the first month back in the classroom, be sure to reinforce the everyday COVID-19 precautions they will need to keep in mind, as well as what makes these precautions so effective.

    Social distancing reduces close contact between people, limiting his or her risk of getting sick via the infectious respiratory droplets a person with COVID-19 releases nearby while breathing, talking or coughing. You should also remind your children not to share food, drinks, or anything, for that matter, with their friends. It's just not safe.

    Wearing a mask helps contain any potentially infectious respiratory droplets that may be released while breathing, talking or coughing, especially when social distancing is more challenging and even if the person doesn't yet know they're sick.

    Washing your hands limits the risk of getting sick by touching a contaminated surface and then spreading the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth if you touch your face.

Dale Coleman
Chief of Police

Think Before you flush COVID-19 update

Prevent sewer backups

Public Works noticed the higher volume of wastewater flow due to the increase of residents staying at home during the COVID-19 restrictions. The City of Oviedo needs your help preventing sewer backups. These obstructions are generated by non-flushable items disposed in drains and toilets. Remember the 3P’s rule: Pee, Poo, and Toilet Paper.

Please do not flush items such as sanitary or cleaning wipes, paper towels, rags, oil, coffee grounds, diapers, and paints.

RETENTION POND SAFETY

During the summer months as more children are playing outside, it is important to know the facts about the nearby retention ponds.

Retention ponds are not filled with clean water. They do not contain water from nearby lakes or rivers. Retention ponds are designed to collect surface pollutants and to treat them before releasing the water through an outfall. The bottom of a stormwater pond collects dirt, debris, and chemicals such as runoff from fertilizer applications.

All ponds harbor dangerous wildlife such as venomous snakes and alligators. During hot dry spells in Florida, algae blooms can occur, some of which can be toxic. There may also be the presence of amoebas.

🔹 Never let children wade or swim in a retention/detention pond.
🔸 Do not allow your children to be around ponds unsupervised.
🔹 Do not consume fish caught in ponds.
🔸 Know where the bodies of water are in your area.
🔹 Work as a group to monitor ponds in your neighborhood.

For more information on our stormwater systems, please call 407-971-5682.

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OVIEDO ADDITION TO THE SEMINOLE COUNTY URBAN BEAR MANAGEMENT AREA

Seminole County, in consultation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has developed regulations intended to reduce human-bear conflicts within Seminole County. 

The regulations employ nationally recognized best management techniques for eliminating bear attractants, and require that refuse, the most significant contributor to bear-human conflicts, be secured in a manner that precludes access by bears.

The core of these bear management regulations focuses on the elimination of bear attractants within designated Urban Bear Management Areas. Within an established Urban Bear Management Area, Residential Refuse Customers must secure their refuse until the designated collection day.  This may be accomplished through storage of refuse containers within a garage, shed, or other secured structure until 5:00 am on the day of collection.  While Residential Refuse Customers may alternatively elect to secure refuse within a bear-resistant container, the new bear management regulations do not require Residential Refuse Customers to purchase bear-resistant refuse cans.  If a bear-resistant container is selected, the timing limitations for placement of refuse containers outside of a secured structure do not apply.

Until recently, human-bear interactions in the Oviedo area have been minimal and have not warranted action. However, an increase in bear activity and human-bear conflicts in the Oviedo area has prompted the City of Oviedo to request the City be added to the County’s Urban Bear Management Area. The City and County have collaborated with Florida Fish and Wildlife to concentrate the Urban Bear Management Area in the area of the City most affected by the bear population. The focus area is in the City limits, east of the Econlockhatchee River. 

On July 28, 2020 the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners adopted the Eastern Urban Bear Management Area, encompassing the area east of the Econlockhatchee River, in the City of Oviedo. A map of the affected area is shown below.  Area in the City of Oviedo, east of the Econlockhatchee River

Follow this link for tips on how to make your trash can bear resistant

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FUTURE city COUNCIL MEETING DATES

  • September 10, 2020 (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Meeting) 
  • September 10, 2020 (Thursday) at 5:30 p.m. (CRA)
  • September 21, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Meeting)
  • October 5, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Meeting)

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