FC HOA Annual Meeting – April 19

Please plan to attend the FC HOA Annual Meeting Thursday, April 19.
The meeting will be held at 6:30pm at the Fire Station – 1588 Park Center Dr.
It is so important for ALL our homeowners to be represented at the Annual Meeting. We hope that you can make time to attend.
If you need a ride to the meeting, please contact Michelle Richard (richardm88@gmail.com)

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Fairway Cove HOA Neighborhood Garage Sale, Saturday October 28!

Clean out your closets! De-clutter the drawers! Gut the garbage! Take advantage of the traffic generated by a neighborhood sale. FCHOA will be posting online advertisements, providing security day-of-sale, and street signs. The garage sale will be on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 8 AM to 12 AM. Participating residents should have everything cleaned up by 1 PM that day.

If you would like your address to be added to a map that will be available, please send your address and any other relevant information to fairwaycovehoa@gmail.com no later than noon on Wednesday, October 25.

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City of Orlando Yard Debris Collection Update

City crews and contractors continue to work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week to pick up debris from Hurricane Irma. We appreciate your support and patience as we aggressively clean up our city. Our plan is to canvas the entire city three times with these teams to ensure that all hurricane-related debris has been collected.

The goal is to complete our first city-wide collection of all public streets by October 31 (45 days post storm). We will then begin our second and third sweeps to collect any remaining debris.

We are committed to keeping our residents informed and providing excellent customer service. Our dedicated webpage answers some of the most frequently asked questions (cityoforlando.net/debris) and our customer service representatives are available to assist you at swcustomersvc@cityoforlando.net or 407.246.2314.

Again, thank you for your patience as we work to clean up The City Beautiful.

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City of Orlando – Hurricane Irma update (9-13-2017)

September 13, 2017 – ORLANDO, FL – The City of Orlando would like to share some important information as Hurricane Irma storm recovery continues.

WATER CONSERVATION NEEDED:

The City of Orlando’s water reclamation system is working overtime and experiencing high water flow due to Hurricane Irma.

Because of this, the City is urging residents and businesses to minimize water use at home and offices to reduce the risk of sewer system backups.

This includes the use of dishwashers, sinks, washing machines, showers, and toilets.

DEBRIS CLEANUP:

City contractors have started removing debris from roadways and public right-of-ways to ensure the safety of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. This process is expected to take several days to complete.

Debris pickup for residential and commercial yard debris is expected to begin next week. Due to the large amount of debris, we ask residents to please be patient as cleanup crews cycle throughout the City to pick up yard debris.

Debris should be placed at the curb and not in the streets or blocking sidewalks.  Items placed in the street can block access for solid waste trucks and clog storm drains.

It is very helpful if customers can separate vegetative debris (tree limbs and yard waste) from building/construction materials (fencing, drywall and shingles).

DROP OFF SITES:

Orange County has opened several sites for debris drop off.  City of Orlando residents may bring only vegetative (trees/yard waste) debris to one of these 10 locations daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents will need to provide proof of Orange County address to gain access.

Debris drop-off sites are:

  • Barnett Park – 4801 West Colonial Drive
  • Conway Water Treatment Plant – 3590 Manatee Street
  • Cypress Grove Park – 290 Holden Avenue
  • Fort Christmas Park -1300 Fort Christmas Road
  • Harrell Road – 8503 Trevarthon Road
  • Meadowoods Park – 1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle
  • NW Water Treatment Plant – 701 West McCormick Road
  • Rose Place Park – 8200 Old Winter Garden Road
  • Across from Eastern Regional Park – 3800 South Econlockhatchee Trail
  • West Beach Park Addition – 9227 Winter Garden Vineland Road

OTHER UPDATES INCLUDE:

TREES:

  • 370 trees down and blocking streets
  • 70 involve power lines, which we are working with OUC to address
  • 45% of city roadways with tree blockage have been cleared

STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES:

Over 500 reports of structural and electrical damage to homes or businesses.

It’s important that this type of damage be reported to the Citizen Information Line (407.246.HELP) so that a City inspector can assess the damage and the City has proper documentation of the damage.

TRANSPORTATION UPDATE:

  • 162 intersections reported as damaged or without power.
  • 78 of these signals are damaged
  • Residents are reminded that an intersection with a broken signal should be treated as a four-way stop.

NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDCARE:

8 Neighborhood Centers are open for child care from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Callahan Center
  • Citrus Square
  • College Park
  • Ivey Lane
  • Jackson Center
  • Rosemont
  • Dr. Smith Center
  • Wadeview

Parents must bring a lunch and snacks for their kids

Recreation and community centers not listed here will be closed until power is restored.

PARKS:

All parks open for normal operating hours

3 closed due to on-going cleanup efforts

  • Wadeview Park
  • Langford Park
  • Dickson Azalea Park

Public Park Restrooms are closed

2 open:

  • Park of Americas, Lake Eola
  • Some restrooms at Bill Frederick Park
  • All other public park restrooms are closed

Decisions to open other restrooms will be on an individual basis as conditions allow.

All 3 off-leash dog areas are open:

  • Park of Americas
  • Lake Druid
  • Constitution Green

The City urges everyone to be cautious and take note of on-going cleanup efforts.  If anyone notices an unsafe condition in a park, please call the Parks Division at 407-246-2283 or the Facilities Hotline at: 407-246-3860.

Leu Gardens is expected to be closed for at least week due to extensive damage to the grounds. Please contact Leu Gardens at 407.246.2620 regarding scheduled events.

CITY OPERATIONS:

Wednesday, September 13  – City of Orlando offices and services have resumed normal hours of operation

The City’s Emergency Operations Center remains at a Level 1 Full Activation.

REPORT INFORMATION & REQUEST ASSISTANCE:

Citizen Information Line: Open today, Wednesday, September 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents should call 407.246.HELP (4357) to report damage, downed trees, traffic lights that are out and get information.

1,447 calls received to date

800 calls from City of Orlando residents

STAY INFORMED:

Residents can continue to get updates from the City on Hurricane Irma recovery from the City of Orlando through Social Media at:

  • City of Orlando Facebook page: facebook.com/cityoforlando
  • Spanish – facebook.com/ciudaddeorlando
  • City of Orlando Twitter account: @citybeautiful

Additional updates and information on the City of Orlando Emergency Operations Emergency Status will be posted on the City’s website at: cityoforlando.net.

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Hurricane Irma – City of Orlando shelters

As you continue to get prepared for Hurricane Irma, the City of Orlando wants to help you stay informed.

Shelter Information

Saturday, September 9, at 9 a.m. shelters for the general population, including pet-friendly shelters, will be opened by Orange County Government. Additional shelters will be announced, as needed. Orange County will also open PSN, “Persons with Special Needs” shelters. Individuals who have registered for a PSN shelter will be contacted with the location information of the shelter that they have been assigned, along with information on transportation assistance if needed.

When planning to stay in a shelter, individuals are asked to bring an emergency supply kit, a pillow and blanket, toiletries, important papers and medications, snacks, water, flashlight and other essential personal items. These items should last individuals for at least 72 hours.

For a list of what to bring with you when you evacuate and the latest information on shelters in Orange County, please visit www.ocfl.net/irma.

Shelter Locations

Apopka High School
555 Martin St. Apopka, FL 32712

Colonial High School
6100 Oleander Dr. Orlando, FL 32807

East River High School
654 Columbia School Rd. Orlando, FL 32833

Edgewater High School
3100 Edgewater Dr. Orlando, FL 32804

Memorial Middle School
2220 29th St. Orlando, FL 32805

Odyssey Middle School
9290 Lee Vista Blvd. Orlando, FL 32829

West Orange High School
1625 Beulah Rd. Winter Garden, FL 34787

Barnett Park Community Center (Pet Friendly)
4801 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32808

Bithlo Community Center (Pet Friendly)
18501 Washington Ave. Orlando, FL 32820

Stay Informed
For updates on City services and resources, visit cityoforlando.net/status

To get tips on hurricane preparedness, visit cityoforlando.net/emergency/prepared/

You can also stay informed and get information from the City of Orlando through social media on:

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Hurricane Irma update from Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)

Hi, Neighbors – I want to update you on OUC’s efforts ahead of Hurricane Irma. We are working diligently to staff up to 10 times our normal crews. Line techs and tree trimmers from as far away as Ohio, Michigan and Massachusetts have already arrived to assist with power restoration following the storm.

We expect prolonged outages due to heavy winds and rain that the area hasn’t seen in nearly a decade. Even though 65 percent of our system is underground, we expect a significant impact from damaged trees. They not only take down lines, but block roads and make it more difficult for us to restore power.

As far as water is concerned, we are taking precautions to ensure we maintain water quality, but recommend you fill your tubs and sinks and have plenty of bottled water on hand.

Also, please stay far from downed power lines. Just because they look insulated, they may not be.

It’s imperative that you prepare yourself and your families. In your planning, please ensure you update your contact information via OUC.com or 407-423-9018 (Orlando/Orange County), 407-957-7373 (St. Cloud/Osceola County. Please also jot down your OUC account number. This will speed the process of outage reporting.

Crews will remain in the field until it is unsafe to do so. Once winds reach 35 mph, our crews will take cover and ride out the storm. When the storm passes, we will begin assessing damage and restoring power as quickly and safely as possible.

OUC restores power first to essential services such as hospitals, and fire/police departments, then moves to lines feeding the largest amount of customers. If you rely on electricity for medical purposes, please go to your nearest emergency shelter to ride out the storm. You can find these shelters via your county government website. http://www.orangecountyfl.net/ http://www.osceola.org/

To report outages:

• 407-423-9018 (Orange/Orange County)

• 407-957-7373 (St. Cloud/Osceola County)

OUC.com

For up-to-date OUC storm information, please visit:

OUC.com/stormcenter

Facebook.com/oucthereliableone

Twitter.com/oucreliableone

Please stay safe and rest assured we are making preparations to restore services as quickly and safely as possible.

Your friends at OUC

 

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City of Orlando – Hurricane Irma update

Hurricane Irma Update

As you continue to get prepared for Hurricane Irma, the City of Orlando wants to help you stay informed. Solid Waste The City will suspend residential garbage, recycling and yard waste pick up starting Sunday, September 10 through Monday, September 11.

Following Hurricane Irma, depending on weather and road conditions, the City will work to pick up missed garbage and recycling collections on Wednesday. We will continue to provide updates throughout the storm on garbage and recycling schedules.

The City is asking residents to help us prevent flooding by not placing tree trimmings or any type of loose waste or yard debris at their curb. During a severe weather event, these items can clog storm drains which may result in flooding of property and/or the street.

Sandbag Distribution

The City of Orlando will be distributing sandbags Friday, September 8. Residents must arrive at one of the sandbag locations by 4:45 p.m. We have a limited supply of bags so if you have your own bags to fill (40-pound capacity), please bring them with you. Shovels are provided, but please bring a passenger to help fill the bags so more residents can be served.

Residents must show proof of residence and will be given 10 bags per address.

Locations for sandbag distribution are as follows

• Camping World Stadium, access is off Tampa Avenue (some news update stated that they provide only sand at this location.  You have to bring your own bags).

• City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division, 1010 Woods Avenue

Parking Garage Fees Waived

The City will waive parking fees for the following parking garages beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, for any resident who would like to park a car in a covered garage.

• Central Blvd Garage (53 West Central Boulevard)

• Jefferson Garage (62 West Jefferson Street)

• Orange County Administration Garage (300 Liberty Avenue)

• Library Garage (112 East Central Boulevard)

• Centroplex 1 (441 Revere Street)

All cars should be removed by 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, dependent on weather and road conditions.

Recreation and Community Center Closures

All City of Orlando Community Centers, Recreation Centers and Pools will close Friday, September 8 at 5 p.m. and remain closed through Monday, September 11.

Additionally all sporting and event activities and scheduled programs have been canceled at the City’s Recreation Centers, Community Centers, Parks and Recreation Facilities starting Saturday, September 9 through Monday, September 11.

City Operations

City of Orlando services will remain open on Friday, September 8 and operate normal business hours. The City of Orlando’s non-essential offices and services, including City Hall, will close Monday, September 11.

Stay Informed. For updates on City services and resources, visit www.cityoforlando.net/status

To get tips on hurricane preparedness, visit www.cityoforlando.net/emergency/prepared/

You can also stay informed and get information from the City of Orlando through social media on:

City of Orlando’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cityoforlando

Spanish – www.facebook.com/ciudaddeorlando

City of Orlando’s Twitter account: www.twitter.com/citybeautiful

Stay safe!

 

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City of Orlando is distributing free sandbags

Sandbags Will Now Also Be Distributed at Camping World Stadium

WHAT:
The City of Orlando has opened a second location to give sandbags away to help residents prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma.

Residents must show proof of residence and will be given 10 bags per address.

WHEN:
Today, Thursday, September 7, until 7 p.m.
TomorrowFriday, September 8, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

LOCATIONS:
Camping World Stadium, please access site from Tampa Avenue
City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division, 1010 Woods Avenue

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City of Orlando – Hurricane Irma update

Get Prepared for Hurricane Irma
As you continue to get prepared for Hurricane Irma, the City of Orlando wants to help you stay informed.

Sandbag Distribution
The City of Orlando is giving away sandbags to help residents prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma. Residents must show proof of residence and will be given 10 bags per address.

WHEN:
Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, September 8, 2017 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE:
City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division
1010 Woods Avenue

View map (PDF)

Due to construction on West Gore Street, residents are advised to use the following routes to access Woods Avenue:

Coming from the South: Take South Westmoreland Drive north to Columbia Street. Head west on Columbia Street and then take a right to head north on Woods Avenue.

Coming from the North: Take South Westmoreland Drive south to Columbia Street. Head west on Columbia Street and then take a right to head north on Woods Avenue.

Stay Informed
For updates on City services and resources, visit cityoforlando.net/status

To get tips on hurricane preparedness, visit cityoforlando.net/emergency/prepared/

You can also stay informed and get information from the City of Orlando through social media on:

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SOLAR ECLIPSE MONDAY AUG. 21 — PROTECT YOUR PETS!

Between 2 and 3 PM, Monday, August 21, a near total eclipse will occur in central Florida.  It is very important that you keep pets indoors during this time.  If they stare toward the sun, they will still likely incur injury to their eyes, even during the peak of the eclipse.

And people too–use caution! Only look at the sun with genuine protective glasses designed for that purpose.  BEWARE–there are many fake sunglasses being peddled, and they WILL NOT provide sufficient protection.

 

 

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