Oviedo in the News
November 5, 2020
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City Thanksgiving Holiday Hours and Garbage Schedule
City offices will be closed Wednesday, November 25th, Thursday, November 26th, and Friday, November 27th, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays.
No residential garbage/recycling collection will occur on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26, 2020. Residents scheduled for pickup Thursday, November 26, 2020, will be serviced on Friday, November 27, 2020, and residents scheduled for pickup on Friday, November 27, 2020, will be serviced on Saturday, November 28, 2020.
Downtown Master plan Open House
Join CPH Engineers and your Oviedo City staff to learn about updates to the Downtown Master Plan for 2040.
When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Center Lake Park Cultural Center, 357 Center Lake Lane, Oviedo, Florida 32765
Masks and social distancing will be enforced per CDC guidelines
Riverside Park Repairs Continue
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.
Upcoming Recreation Events and Programming
Santa Around Town Returning the Week of December 14th!
A Thanksgiving Fire Safety message from Oviedo fire rescue:
Deep-fried turkey has become a Thanksgiving favorite in many households. But if misused, a fryer can easily tip over and set an entire house ablaze and potentially cause burns to those close by. Oviedo Fire Rescue and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) offers the following helpful tips to those who plan to deep-fry a turkey for Thanksgiving.
- Read the fryer owner’s manual for proper setup and safety tips.
- Turkey fryers should always be used outdoors and safely away from buildings and any other flammable materials.
- Never use turkey fryers in a garage, house, or on a wooden deck.
- Make sure the fryers are used on a flat surface to reduce accidental tipping.
- Never leave the fryer unattended. Most units do not have thermostat controls. If you do not carefully watch the fryer, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire.
- Never let children or pets near the fryer even if it is not in use. The oil inside the cooking pot can remain dangerously hot hours after use.
- To avoid oil spillover, do not overfill the fryer.
- Use well-insulated potholders or oven mitts when touching the pot or lid handles. If possible, wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from oil splatter.
- Make sure the turkey is completely thawed, and be careful with marinades. Water and oil do not mix. A partially thawed turkey will cause the oil to splatter and even spill over, causing a fire.
- Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby.
Never use water to extinguish a grease fire!
THE CHIEF’S CORNER
Don’t be a Victim to Crime DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON
We think of Thanksgiving through the New Year as the holiday season and the most wonderful time of the year, filled with joy and giving and shopping. Unfortunately, many criminals think of this time as their most wonderful time of the year when they can take from you. The first day after Thanksgiving is thought of as the first official day of the holiday shopping season known as Black Friday. It marks what is normally the busiest shopping day of the year. If you are going to be one of those thousands of people out there jockeying for a place in line to make purchases of items, or anytime during the holiday season, take the steps necessary to safeguard yourself. Criminals love the shopping season because it allows them to become invisible in large crowds of distracted people.
Park your car in brightly lit, high traffic areas. We get distracted while shopping. Leaving a wallet or purse unattended for just a moment is all a thief needs. Place your purchases in the trunk of your vehicle or at least out of sight. Avoid shopping alone if you can. Don't wear expensive jewelry. Take only the money you'll need if you're paying for purchases with cash. Get your car keys ready before you walk to your car. Don't be distracted on the phone or while texting as you are walking. Criminals are looking for people who are distracted.
If you are ordering online (Cyber Monday), make sure you track your package. Most online orders come with tracking numbers, so you know exactly when they will arrive. If you can, run home during the day to get the package off the doorstep. Make sure that your packages require a signature so the carrier won't leave a package without you being there. The post office suggests leaving delivery instructions so the carrier can put your package in a safe place.
Typically the police department will deal with several young people shoplifting, thefts from unlocked cars, thefts of purses and handbags that are not closely monitored, thefts of packages delivered to residences, and stolen credit cards. Talk to your children who go out alone about the consequences of shoplifting, lock your cars, and pay close attention to items you are carrying so they are not taken. Wallets and purses are prime targets of criminals. Don't overload yourself with packages. Keep a record of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home in case they are lost or stolen.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday season. The police department has extra officers working during the holiday season. We are most productive in keeping the community safe when citizens are involved in reporting suspicious activity. If you see something suspicious while out shopping, do not hesitate to call your local police to report it.
Together we make a difference.
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.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Recycling Guidelines - When in doubt, leave it out!
OVIEDO ADDITION TO THE SEMINOLE COUNTY URBAN BEAR MANAGEMENT AREA
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City of Oviedo
FUTURE city COUNCIL MEETING DATES
- November 16, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Meeting)
- December 7, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. (CRA Governing Board)
- December 7, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Meeting)
- January 4, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Meeting)
City Business Hours
Monday - Thursday
- Reception Desk: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Utilities Customer Service: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Building Department: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Development Services: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.