Oviedo in the News


February 15, 2024

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In this Issue:

  • City Council Meeting Happenings

  • News from City Hall

  • EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Roadway Alerts

  • Recreation and Parks Updates

  • summer camp programs

  • Police Department Information

  • Fire Department Latest

  • our environment

  • Upcoming Public Meetings

  • upcoming Events

  • Healthy Corner

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 19, 2024. Regular Agenda meetings are held at City Hall in the City Council Chambers.  The public is always welcome to attend and participate.  You can access the online agendas HERE

Did you know?  You can also watch the meetings live on the City YouTube page.  Use this link to access all live meetings and our produced videos!  Like and subscribe!  

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FCCMA Recognition

The City Council and City Manager were proud to receive recognition from the Florida City and County Management Association for celebrating 35 years as a Council-Manager form of Government.

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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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online applications

Building Permits are now fully online!  Use our portal to apply for any permits as a business or resident.  We are excited to roll out this program and offer the convenience of online submittals.  Check out the page HERE.


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FIRE HYDRANT MAINTENANCE


Beginning Monday, DeFire Hydrant Maintenance (1)cember 4, 2023, HydroMax USA will begin fire hydrant maintenance throughout the City.  The maintenance and data collection process is expected to last 90 days (into 2024).  Please be aware you will see the contractor's vehicles at city fire hydrants for the next 90 days.   We appreciate your patience.




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Daily updates are posted on the City of Oviedo's departmental social media pages.  Follow us to make sure you are up to date on daily announcements that include road closures, events, boil water notices, meeting information and so much more!  These are the official City Pages:

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Information about events, sports programs, parks, public meetings, jobs, employee recognitions, environment, emergency announcements, public works initiatives, road and building closures, holidays, incidents, public safety announcements and general announcements to our residents and local media outlets.

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Announcements about events, road closures, public meetings, jobs, environmental issues, emergency announcements, public works initiatives, building closures, holiday closures and public safety initiatives to our Oviedo area and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Live Meetings including City Council, Local Planning Agency, Land Development Code, Public Arts, Sustainability Task Force, Magistrate Hearings and Work Sessions.  Pre-Produced educational, promotional and recruitment videos can be found on our channel.

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OPEN JOBS

Use the link above to check out job opportunities within the City of Oviedo!  

We offer full and part-time positions with benefits that fit your lifestyle, including Competitive wages, A complete Wellness plan with an on-site clinic at no cost to you, dental and vision plans, flex spending accounts and other voluntary supplemental coverages. We have a full retirement plan that includes a 401K plan with 5% matching, a 457 deferred compensation plan, Roth IRA and public safety pension plans. Paid time off includes holidays, vacation, sick and bereavement days. Other perks of the job include a free Employee Assistance Program, free recreation membership, city discounts, tuition reimbursement and best of all…a chance to advance in your career doing what you love! 

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FIREFIGHTER POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Enjoy a fulfilling career as a firefighter with opportunities for advancement.  Please apply here using the link above. Candidates must fill out the City application and Classification Form.  Valid CPAT and FireTEAM are required.   

  • Starting Pay: 46,080.41
  • $1000 Sign On Bonus
  • $8500 Paramedic Incentive (increases to $9500 with tenure)
  • $3000 Special Ops Incentive
  • $3000 Tuition Reimbursement
  • $700-$2000 Career Track Incentive Annually
  • Up to $1320 Education Incentive
  • Additional pay for years of experience - 1% per year with a max of 10% above starting
  • 216 Hours Vacation Leave Annually (Increases with each year of service)
  • 144 Hours Sick Leave Annually
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • City-Sponsored pension with DROP
  • Free Group Medical
  • Free Onsite Clinic

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ROADWAY ALERTS

EAST MAGNOLIA STREET CROSSING UPDATE

UPDATE (January 18, 2024) - The City is currently undergoing a lengthy process of design and permitting to repair a cavity that has formed under the south side of the eastbound lane of the crossing.  There is a collection of pipes that convey the creek under the roadway and a geotechnical consultant evaluated and discovered the cavity.  The westbound lane is intact and passable.  Many technical issues need to be addressed and the city is in the process of working to remedy the issue.  This process could last through the year.

Signage for maintenance of training to use a single lane is in place and stop signs have been put in place to direct traffic.  The sidewalks are unaffected and safe for pedestrians.

Our Public Works Department is estimating the construction to be completed in 2025.  We appreciate your concerns with the ongoing road work and your patience while we strive to ensure the construction is done safely and effectively to avoid any issues in the future.


GENEVA DRIVE CLOSURE 

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.

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Junior Lifeguard camp

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a lifeguard? What are the skills, knowledge and attributes of a professional lifeguard? The Junior Lifeguard Camp explores what it takes to be a lifeguard. Many of the skills learn/developed helps put the Junior Lifeguard in good position for future lifeguard course participation. The camp covers the following topics:Lifeguard sitting in chair overseeing pool

  • Water safety
  • Rescues
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Role of a lifeguard
  • Physical fitness training
  • Stroke development

The camp members must be between the ages of 11 and 15. Participants must bring water, sunscreen, athletic clothes, running shoes, and proper swimming attire. Each camp is 4 classes and each camper must attend all 4. For more information, contact the Head Lifeguards.

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  • Oviedo Residents Member: $130
  • Oviedo Resident Non-Member: $160
  • Non-Residents Member: $155
  • Non-Resident Non-Member: $195

 Check out the Aquatics Page here for more information on dates.


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On Thursday, February 1, two new police officers were sworn in to serve on the Oviedo Police force.

Newly pinned Officers Isaac Armstrong and Lindsay Varkony Selmer were sworn in by Police Chief Dale Coleman in the City Council Chambers at 10:30 a.m. Immediately following the swearing-in, both officers were pinned by their family members.

“I am thrilled to swear in Officers Armstrong and Selmer as we begin 2024,” said Police Chief Dale Coleman. “Both have history in Oviedo and we know they will have prosperous careers in law enforcement here.”

Officer Armstrong was born and raised in the Oviedo/Winter Springs area and graduated from the Master’s Academy in 2021.  He studied for a degree in Criminal Justice at Valencia College and completed the police academy with an A.S. in Criminal Justice. Armstrong loves and appreciates the community he grew up in. Before joining the police department, Armstrong worked at the Oviedo Chick-Fil-A. Armstrong was pinned by his father.

Varkony Selmer graduated Everglades High School in 2007 and pursued college athletics in volleyball and softball.  She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and was a teacher for Orange County Schools.   She decided to back to UCF to earn her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.  Varkony Selmer is married to Sgt. Justin Varkony of Oviedo Police and they have three kids, ages 11, 7 and 1. Varkony Selmer was pinned by her mother.

Along with friends and family, both were joined by Command Staff, fellow officers and City staff.



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FIRE LANES ARE NOT PARKING SPACES

We want our residents and visitors to be aware that Fire Lanes are not parking spaces. You will see fire lanes marked clearly in front of businesses and in shopping plazas outside their doors and walkways. They are marked with a yellow curb, yellow painted lines and in large yellow print. You may only need to dash in to drop off your kids at daycare or play centers, grab your pick-up order, or drop off/pick up a package, but what if someone were having a medical emergency where emergency vehicles need to respond? If a fire truck, ambulance or police car needs to have access to where you are parked, this will cost valuable minutes in saving a life or property.


Parking in a fire lane may also cause other drivers to park there if they see a car already parked there, which will hinder emergency vehicles even more. Remember, you can be issued a citation for parking in the fire lane.
Parking in a fire lane also causes a hazard not just to yourself, but to pedestrians and other drivers. If you are in a hurry, you may not see a vehicle leaving the parking lot coming up behind you. Pedestrians may not be able to see around your car and may be in harm’s way for oncoming moving vehicles.


Putting your flashers on to park in a fire lane does not negate the fact you are using the fire lane. Flashers are to be used when your vehicle is having mechanical or electrical problems. If that is the case, try to pull into a parking space and keep your flashers on while you call for a mechanic or tow truck.


Help us stay safe and keep the fire lanes clear.

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9 P.M. ROUTINE

What is the 9 p.m. routine and why do you see memes about it every night?  It is a reminder to our residents to lock their car doors every night.  We strive for 9 p.m. since that is the time many people are starting to wind down and get ready for bed.  It's early enough to make a habit of locking car doors and removing valuables out of your car.

Burglars will go from neighborhood to neighborhood testing car doors to see if they are easily opened.  If they open, you're a target for crime.  They will steal money, knives, guns, phones, laptops and anything of value they can sell or pawn.  

  • Your car is not a gun safe - remove weapons.  
  • Don't leave your work laptops in your car, even if they are covered with a blanket or hidden under the seat.
  • Never leave cash, a wallet or anything else of personal value to you.  

It is our goal to keep these rashes of crime down and education is the key.  Please help us spread the word to family and neighbors to practice the #9PMROUTINE!

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pump training

At the beginning of the month, our crews spent time training on pumps and hoses, honing their skills so their response to emergency fires can be fast and precise.  Our firefighters are always continuing their education and training so we can make sure our community is as safe as it can be with emergency responses.

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Fire escape plan

Does your family have a fire escape plan?  If not, create one now!  Identify all the safe ways to escape your home should a fire break out.  Create the plan as a family and make sure your kids know how to get out in case of a fire.  Touch a door - make sure it is not hot.  If it is hot, find another way.  Do you have bedrooms on the 2nd floor?  Have safety ladders that can roll out to get down safely. Always check your smoke detectors to make sure they are working and have a meeting place outside.  If you have pets, let the firefighters go into the burning building to rescue them.  


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Rainy Season and Flooding Awareness

The rainy season is upon us here in Florida and our Public Works Department wants everyone to be aware of local flood risks and what you can do to mitigate your property.   If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our City Floodplain Manager at 407-971-5682 or email akortus@cityofoviedo.net 

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Be Bear Aware Oviedo! 

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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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City Hall
400 Alexandria Blvd.
Oviedo, FL 32765      

                      

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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

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FEBRUARY

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