Oviedo in the News

September 14, 2023

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In this Issue:

  • City Council Meeting Happenings

  • News from City Hall

  • 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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The first Public Hearing of the FY 2023-24 Budget (Resolution Nos. 4371-23 and 4372-23,) was read on Thursday, September 7 at the regular City Council Meeting.  The floor opened up to the public for comment and with no one coming forward, the Resolutions moved on to the 2nd Public Hearing has been scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  The public is welcome to come and speak at the meeting.


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Are you prepared for Hurricane Season?  It starts June 1 and continues until November 30.  It is NEVER too early to get yourself prepared for the next big storm.  What we contend with the most is power outages and debris.  Have a plan ready to go and supplies ready to be used.  Keep them in a dry, safe spot   We have created a HURRICANE RESOURCE PAGE for you to use that includes a downloadable supply check list in English and Spanish.

Let's stay ready Oviedo!


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.

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How A City Budget Works

How Does a City Budget Work?
The Proposed 2023-24 City Budget is posted and we wanted to share this video with our residents about how a city budget is put together, the elements of it and how it all comes together through our Finance Department.  We hope you find this video instructional and helpful as we move into the new fiscal year.  You can view the proposed City Budget here.



The eastbound lanes of East Magnolia Street at Sweetwater Creek are closed due to work being done by the Public Works Department.  A geotechnical consultant found a cavity under East Magnolia Street on the southbound side of the road.  The lanes will be closed to conduct necessary repairs and it is expected to be a lengthy process that could take a few months.  The sidewalks are unaffected and there is a fence up to keep pedestrians from going into the roadway.  Please follow the safety barriers put in place and drive slowly through the area while coming to a complete stop on either side.  The westbound lanes are open.  Please drive with caution if you use this roadway.


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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gym and aquatics center playground update

The playground at the Gym & Aquatic Facility trailhead is closed for the time being. The current one is in the process of being removed in order to be completely replaced including a new shade structure too. Coming soon! It is coming along nicely and should be finished soon!

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For member and non-member pricing:  Splash Zone and Big Kahuna Pricing

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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.


  • 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, September 7, 2023, three new police officers were sworn in to serve on the Oviedo Police force.

Police Officers Patrick Daunt, Bryan Santiago Rosa and Roderick Velazquez were sworn in by Police Chief Dale Coleman in the Oviedo Council Chambers.

Swearing In 2“I am excited to welcome all three new officers to our department where they will serve everyone in our city,” said Police Chief Dale Coleman. “We are proud to have dedicated police officers serve our community.”

Daunt, Rosa and Velazquez were officially sworn-in by Police Chief Dale Coleman. Thursday morning.  Family members and friends joined City Councilmembers, City staff, members of the Police Department and Command Staff for the proud moment.

Patrick Daunt is originally from Volusia County where he graduated from Deland High School.  Bryan Santiago Rosa was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to the Orlando area four years ago.  Santiago Rosa is also currently an active Army Reservist. Roderick Velazquez is originally from Manhattan NYC where he served as an auxiliary Police Officer for NYPD before moving to Florida in 2021.   

All three started their shifts immediately following the swearing-in ceremony and will have continuous training throughout their careers at the Oviedo Police Department.

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The City of Oviedo Police Department demonstratedIMG_5050 a new tool purchased for non-lethal use by police officers to de-escalate a situation involving a subject who may be experiencing a crisis for the media on September 6, 2023. 

The device is called a BolaWrap, made by Wrap Technologies, and it is a handheld device designed to restrain non-compliant subjects from a distance.  The device is about the same size as a taser and launches a Kevlar cord, with anchor weights at either end, around a person’s arms or legs when deployed.

BolaWraps have a multi-dot laser for officers to have accurate range and find a sufficient ‘wrap-point’ before deploying.  Upon deployment, the device emits a loud sound similar to a shotgun.  Once the BolaWrap makes contact with the subject, the officers can close the distance and safely approach the subject.  It is a tool used for compliance when the device is seen by the subject or after it has been deployed and is non-lethal to the officer and subject.

“Our officers now have a new tool in their possession that fits the needs of de-escalation using a non-lethal, non-pain-producing device,” said Oviedo Police Chief Dale Coleman. “It can be used in many situations, especially if someone is having an emotional or mental episode.  It helps us get help for them.”

The cord is 7.5 feet long and can be deployed from 10-25 feet.  It is also reloadable within two to six seconds. The department purchased the BolaWraps over the summer and spent months training officers on proper use and technique.

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National Night Out

Oviedo Police and Seminole County Sheriff's Office will be hosting the 2023 National Night Out at Center Lake Park in Oviedo.

 This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

There will be activities for the entire family including Bounce Houses, a Juggler, a Dunk Tank, Live Music with a DJ, Free Food and Drinks, Stilt Walkers, Face Painting and many, many vendors and booths to visit.

“National Night Out is a great way for the community to come out for a night of fun while interacting with our officers,” said Police Chief Dale Coleman.  “It’s an important piece of Community Oriented Policing and we love seeing the families enjoy our event.”

Who: Oviedo Police Department and Seminole County Sheriff’s Office

What: National Night Out 2023

Where: Center Lake Park – 299 Center Lake Lane, Oviedo

When: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sponsor spots still available!  If you or your company is interested in sponsoring this amazing event, please contact Community Relations Officer Yashira Moncada at ymoncada@cityofoviedo.net or call 407-971-5708.


Scam Alert Signs

A lot of people are talking about our traffic signs and what the meaning and messaging is as drivers pass them by.  

We are excited to announce a new initiative by the Oviedo Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division to increase public awareness and prevent fraud in our community. In an effort to keep you informed and safe from potential scams, we will be deploying message boards at strategic locations throughout the city. These message boards will provPD Scam Alert Signide brief information on various types of fraud, including identity theft, phishing scams, financial fraud, and more.

In conjunction with these message boards, we will also be sharing information about specific fraud cases through our Facebook page. This will allow us to reach a broader audience and keep the community informed about emerging threats.

Here's what you can expect from our new anti-fraud initiative:

1. Regularly updated message boards: Our detectives will continuously monitor and update the message boards with the latest information on frauds and scams. This ensures that you stay informed about the most recent threats.

2. Comprehensive coverage: These Facebook posts will cover a wide range of fraud-related topics, providing you with the knowledge to better protect yourself and your loved ones from potential scams.

3. Social media integration: We will amplify the reach of our fraud alerts by sharing them across our social media platforms. Be sScam Alert Graphicure to follow our official accounts to stay up-to-date with the latest information.

4. Educational resources: Alongside our alerts, we will also provide tips and best practices on how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. This information will empower you to make informed decisions and safeguard your personal information.

We are committed to keeping our community safe from fraud and cyber threats, and we believe that this new initiative will help us achieve that goal. Please join us in this effort by remaining vigilant, staying informed, and reporting any suspicious activities.

Together, we can make Oviedo a safer place for all.

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.

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On Thursday, September 7, 2023, the newest firefighter was sworn in and pinned at Oviedo City Hall.
Vickery Swearing InFirefighter William ‘Cody’ Vickery went through the orientation process before being assigned his shift on Thursday. Vickery spent the week working with Lieutenants and trainers on hose lines, hydrant work, rapid rescue, ladders and forcible entry.  Vickery comes to the table with specialty skills learned such as trench work, ropes and hazmat.  
“I am excited to welcome Firefighter Vickery to the Oviedo Fire Department,” said Oviedo Fire Chief Michael Woodward. “His first-hand prior knowledge of firefighting is a skill set we are proud to have in our department now.”
Vickery was officially sworn in by Fire Chief Michael Woodward and he was pinned by his wife Celeste. Vickery was joined by fellow firefighters from A-Shift and his first shift will be Sunday. 
Vickery came to the Oviedo Fire Department from North Georgia where he served for three years while his wife was in her residency.  Prior to moving to Georgia, Vickery spent almost nine years with Orange County Fire Rescue.  He and his wife, along with their young daughter, decided to return home to Oviedo where they have family and friends.

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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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Big Econ River Basin

Our waterways are precious resources for Oviedo, connecting all across Seminole and Orange Counties. We hope you enjoy this video about the Big Econ and learn how you can preserve these beautiful bodies of water. 

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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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.