Friday, March 16, 2018
Use of reserves and red light cameras are major items on mayor-elect’s list of concerns
There can be disagreements on exactly how much is in unrestricted reserves or restricted reserves and how much money is actually in the bank, but there is no arguing that the city’s recent practice of using reserves for General Fund expenditures cannot continue.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Base student allocation budget a shocker
By Christine Moore, OCPS board
So, why on earth would the Florida Legislature cut the millage rate for the second year in a row with teacher shortages?
I’ve seen 13 presidential 1st years, but nothing comes near this
By Richard Corbel
A recent release by the Faith and Freedom Coalition gives the historic truth of what President Trump accomplished in his first year in office, after inheriting the Obama mess of almost doubling our national debt from $10 trillion to $19.5 trillion in only eight years with negative results.
Should’ve Voted for Blue Wilderness
By Patti Bankson
You might see just a dog story here, but I see an analogy: dogs and what they eat vs voters and what they’re ingesting. Do they really know what their candidates are made of?
Letters to the Editor:
There are two types of corruption.
Dale Fenwick, Apopka
Taxpayers are owed an explanation on increased splashpad cost.
John S. Handzuk, Apopka
City officials need to wake up and slow down on spending.
Nancy Thomas, Apopka
There should be mandatory background checks for those wanting to buy guns.
Aida Gonzales, Apopka
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Other Headlines, Events and More:
- Residents hear about proposed development
Almost 30 residents attended a community meeting that lasted more than three hours on Wednesday, March 14, at the Apopka Community Center/VFW as project developers told concerned area residents about a proposed 301 single-family residential subdivision.
- City approves splash pad at March 7 meeting
The City Council voted unanimously to select a design and award a contract to a company for the splash pad design proposed for Kit Land Nelson Park at the Wednesday, March 7, meeting.
- Policy council president will speak at prayer breakfast. Tickets for the May 3 Apopka Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast are on sale. John Stemberger, president and general counsel of the Florida Family Policy Council, will be the speaker for the event that is sponsored by the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance and coincides with the National Day of Prayer.
- Cat adoption center to have grand opening. A non-profit cats-only adoption center will have its grand opening on Sunday, March 18, at 307 W. Main St., Apopka, where there will be face painting for kids as well as adults, silent auction, and vendors.
- Church to host Easter fest. The Greater Faith World Center – also known as the Center of Faith Church – will host its Easter festival from on Saturday, March 31, noon-3 p.m. at the church, 700 Vick Road, Apopka. Admission is free and open tot he community. For more information, visit www.centeroffaithchurch.com.
- Rotary scholarship deadline is March 31. Time is running out for high school students to submit their applications for the Rotary Club of Apopka scholarships, which will award up to $1,000 to one qualifying youth.
- NORWF scholarship applications being accepted online. Applications are being accepted for the $1,000 Alice Beth Miner Memorial Scholarship that is offered by the Northwest Orange Republican Women, Federated, an Apopka-based organization.
- Passport fees to go up starting April 2. Effective April 2, the U.S. Department of State is increasing the passport execution fee from $25 to $35, according to the Orange County Clerk of Courts Office. The U.S. Department of State administers the passport fee.
OTHER SPORTS HEADLINES
- March winds are livin’ up to their strong reputation
By Jim Keck
We should see some specks startin’ to spawn in our lakes on the next full moon.
- Wekiva flag football making waves with three straight wins. “There is a lot of talent and skill on this team,” Butts said. “However, the difference between being capable of winning and playing at the high level we have is knowing how to use the talent and skill.”
- Olympia and Wekiva baseball in two games. With district competition beginning this past week against the Olympia Titans, the youthful Wekiva Mustangs learned more lessons.