Oviedo in the News

March 16, 2023

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In this Issue:

  • City Council Meeting Happenings

  • News from City Hall

  • Roadway Alerts

  • Recreation and Parks Updates

  • Spring and summer camp programs

  • Police Department Information

  • Fire Department Latest

  • Messages to help Our Environment

  • Upcoming Public Meetings

  • Events Information and Pictures

  • Healthy Corner

City Council

At the March 6 Council Meeting, the City approved Ordinance No. 1729 approving the annexation of Boston Cemetery.  The 4.84 acres of land will now be a part of the City without any budgetary impacts to the community.

Boston Cemetery Annex Group Picture  

There is a regular City Council meeting on March 20th at 6:30 p.m.   As always, the public is invited to attend and speak directly to the council about any concerns.


Tell your neighbors, friends and relatives about our Notification System!  When they sign up, they will get notifications about events, road closures either due to accidents or for events, city news, public meetings, emergency notifications and so much more!  Sign up for as many or as few notifications as you wish.  Always be in the know with the City of Oviedo so you'll never be taken by surprise about what's happening in your city.  


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Hurricane ian repair projects page

We are pleased to announce the city has created a webpage dedicated to the areas damaged by Hurricane Ian and the progress of repairs that need to be done.  Please monitor this page and check back for updates if you have any questions or concerns.

This page is located under the RESIDENTS section of our website.

Hurricane Ian Repair Page

Lockwood Road Construction Meeting 

We are encouraging anyone who uses Lockwood Blvd on a regular basis to attend this meeting that will discuss the upcoming major construction project on the road.  Seminole County officials and community leaders will be there to talk about the project, sanitary pipe replacement plans, traffic changes, timelines and the next steps. Please share with friends, family and neighbors and post on HOA boards or in newsletters.


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The Taste of Oviedo returns on Saturday, March 25.  Please join the Oviedo/Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce for the 29th Annual Taste of Oviedo at the Oviedo Mall.  There is going to be all new fun activities for the entire family including a portable Escape Room, Silent Disco, Culinary Demonstrations, shopping vendors and of course, Food and Drinks!  

More information here:  TASTE OF OVIEDO

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Kudos to the Finance Team!
The Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that City of Oviedo, Florida, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:
▪ a policy document
▪ a financial plan
▪ an operations guide
▪ a communications device
Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual(s) or department designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. This has been presented to Finance Department City of Oviedo, Florida.
There are over 1,700 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA's website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

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Geneva Drive closed between W. Broadway Street/CR 419 in November.  The construction is ongoing. The Florida Department of Transportation will begin the construction process and it is scheduled to last for several weeks.
Please drive with caution if traveling in this area and use the detours as marked on this map below.

TTCP Phase II Geneva Drive Detour


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March Swim Lesson Registration is Open

March Swim Lessons


The RecRock (indoor climbing wall at the Gym) has re-opened after a full safety inspection.  Climbing hours and costs can be found HERE.

Rec Rock Climbing Wall


It's that time of year again!  Spring and Summer Camp registrations are opening up and they will fill up fast!   We have a wide variety of camps to choose from.  

Adventure Camp Field Trip dates and timesJunior Lifeguard Camp

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CHB Summer Basketball Camps 2023

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Car seat check up

Did you know that 4 out of 5 car seats are used incorrectly? If you need help with installation or want to have your car seat checked, come by on March 23rd and we will check for you. National Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on-site to assist with proper installation. This is a FREE service for anyone with an existing car seat. Making sure our children are safe is a priority. Let us help you keep them safer on the road. March PD Car Seat Check

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

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Happy Birthday to K-9 Officer Ranger who turned 3 years old on March 9th!  His handler, Officer Eddie Genao fed the birthday boy a savory treat and Ranger was so excited he almost downed the entire candle!

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Officer Gabe Roberts

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On March 8, the Oviedo Fire Department demonstrated their new, high-tech Ambu King Vision Laryngoscopes and Lucas CPR devices for the media.  

The King Vision scopes are reusable devices that help firefighters and paramedics intubate a patient, immediately, at the scene of a medical or traumatic injury, or pre-hospital care.  The scopes were designed to reduce soft tissue damage when dealing with difficult intubation.

The scopes were purchased in November 2022 by the department as part of medical supply needs in the budget, and firefighters from each shift had a three-day training period, practicing on medical mannequins and watching a training video supplied by the company.

“It is the mission of the Oviedo Fire Department to leverage the latest technology to provide the highest quality care for our residents,” said Oviedo Fire Chief Michael Woodward. “These video laryngoscopes are a valuable tool for our firefighter/paramedics that aid in increasing on-scene successful intubations, contributing to increased survivability for our patients.”

The scopes are battery-operated and have advanced imaging technology, ergonomic design and an anti-glare screen that can be used in any situation a firefighter/paramedic may face. The laryngoscopes come with a pediatric video adapter with an LED light source and a camera at the tip of the scope.

Along with the new scopes, Firefighters demonstrated Lucas Devices, which were purchased in 2021.  The Lucas Device is a chest compression system that fits adult cardiac patients and is not restricted by weight.  The Lucas Device is an automatic chest compression machine that can be manually placed over the patient for precise chest compressions and CPR.

The Lucas devices were purchased as part of an EMS matching grant and have been used 23 times in the field since they went into service.  The device provides a critical service for the department during life-saving situations. 

High Tech equipment demonstrations


Check out the  Oviedo Fire Rescue Facebook Page Like and follow for all the latest information about your favorite Fire Department!  

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Our Environment

We all need to pitch in to help preserve Lake Jesup.  The City has two major sub-watersheds that lead to the lake:  Sweetwater Creek and Lake Charm.  Please enjoy this video about Lake Jesup and how we can prevent pollution into it.  Thank you Seminole County FL for the video of Lake Jesup.

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Survey the Septic full flyer

Please don't feed the Waterfowl

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Be Bear Aware Oviedo! 

Black Bear In Tree

Oviedo’s location along Seminole County’s rural boundary makes it a prime setting for human bear interactions, especially in areas abutting the Little and Big Econlockhatchee Rivers. With several bear sightings occurring in the City recently, now is a great time to learn more about our furry neighbors.

If you see a bear in your community, remain calm and stay away from the bear. The bear is most likely just passing through and will not linger or return if it does not find a reward, such as food. If you encounter a bear at close range, do not play dead or run from the bear. Avoid direct eye contact, back away slowly with arms raised, and speak in a calm assertive voice.

For more information regarding living with Florida Black Bears, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife website: Living BearWise | FWC (myfwc.com)

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Upcoming public Meetings

City Hall

City Hall
400 Alexandria Blvd.
Oviedo, FL 32765      


Please register online to receive notifications about public meetings.  You'll also be notified if the meeting has been canceled.  Stay informed all the time by signing up for notifications. Watch live and previously-recorded meetings on the City YouTube Channel

Access meeting agenda, packet, and other documents online.

Use this link to view the meeting Calendar.

Accessing Agendas

If you are unsure how to access Agendas, Agenda Packets or view the meetings online live or recorded, we've developed a step-by-step tutorial to guide you through the process.  It's quick and easy and is only a few clicks to get what you need.  Please take a few minutes to watch the video below and share it with anyone you believe may benefit from it.  #GetInvolved






Partin Elementary Fun Run

On Friday, March 3, Partin Elementary held their annual Fun Run for the kids.  The weather was perfect for the kids to get out of their classrooms and make laps around the school.  SRO Rogers and the Fire Department were happy to participate in the fun with high fives and providing a stream of water from the engine!

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Join the Oviedo Police Department in the 9 p.m. routine

Oviedo PD sends a friendly reminder every night through social media to head out to make sure you've done the #9pmRoutine: A nightly plan to make your vehicle and home more secure. It's important because thieves often look for opportunities such as unlocked doors and unlocked vehicles. At 9 p.m. remember to: 

-Check your vehicle for visible valuables
-Lock car doors
-Make sure your home is well-lit
-Lock all your doors

Join the conversation with #HeyOviedo and #9pmRoutine or share our posts on FB and help spread the word.