Story by A.J. Arias
The Village of Florida Board of Trustees officially dedicated the roads of Glenview Hills on Wed., Nov. 14. Doris Ct., Big Oakes Dr., Kaye Dr., Wild Cherry Ct., and Hill View Dr. were among the streets that were officially dedicated. The dedication comes after months and even years, of complaints from residents. The development, which is owned by Beazer Homes, LLC, became a point of interest due to its sole bus stop.
Parents had been complaining that the bus stop, which serves about 30 kids according to parents, was an accident ready to happen. Parents first began making their voices heard at Village of Florida School Board meetings until they were re-directed to the Village Board of Trustees. The School Board couldn’t establish any more bus stops in the development until the roads were dedicated.
The bus stop issue will most likely be discussed at the next meeting of the School Board now that the roads have been dedicated. Village Attorney Elizabeth Cassidy will present a complete list of streets that were dedicated and what parts of the streets that it includes when an officially revised version of the resolution, which was passed, becomes public record.
Olejniczak Recognizes Boys Soccer Team
Trustee Craig Olejniczak took time during his report to recognize the S.S. Seward Institute boys’ varsity soccer team on their final four finish in the state tournament. Olejniczak said that he was proud of the community, coaches, players, and the school. Recognizing that the team was dealing with the tragedy that had been dealt to the team and community with the sudden passing of teammate John Guerra, Olejniczak said that the final four finish helps everyone heal.
Election 2019 & Street Light Project
The Board of Trustees passed a resolution recognizing that there will be three positions up for election on Tues., Mar. 19, 2019. Residents will vote on a new Justice for a four-year term, and two new trustees for two-year terms.
The Street Light Composium Project is expected to progress soon. The project is being sent out to bid in the coming weeks according to Trustee Olejniczack.
The Grease Issue
A grease issue has been causing major backups in the Florida sewer plant. The Board of Trustees will allow the building inspector to make door-to-door appearances at four local businesses which look to be cause of the issue.
Senior Center Repairs
The Board of Trustees passed a motion to arrange for someone to do repairs at the Florida Senior Center including installing a grab bar, fixing a toilet, and replacing a faucet in the kitchen.
The annual Menorah Lighting will take place on Mon., Dec. 3 and the Tree Lighting will take place on Fri., Dec. 7. Both events will be held at 4 p.m. in the Village. The Board of Trustees wants to let residents of all religious denominations know that they are invited to both events.
Winter parking rules are currently in effect through Mar. 31.
Village Treasurer Mark Weaver made a detailed report at the meeting. Despite not being able to make detailed comparisons to specific expenditures last year, the Village is under budget compared to last year.
The Village of Florida Board of Trustees will hold a work session on Mon., Dec. 3 at 9:30 a.m. and their regular meeting will be held on Wed., Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.