Winter Park Council applications due by Friday |

Winter Park Council applications due by Friday

Will Bublitz
Sky-Hi Daily News

Winter Park residents have until Friday to apply if they want to seek an appointment to the Town Council.

The town of Winter Park wants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the council when Nick Teverbaugh steps down as a council member at the end of this month. Teverbaugh is also the town’s longtime mayor who resigned from that position three months ago.

In advertisements in the Sky-Hi Daily News, the town has been soliciting “letters of intent” from those seeking the appointment as a council member to fill the vacancy. The deadline for submission of these letters of intent is this Friday.

According to Winter Park Town Clerk Patty Garcia, the town had received only two letters of intent as of Tuesday.

Once all of the letters of intent have been received, they will be submitted to the Winter Park Town Council for review at its meeting on Tuesday, July 15. Approval of the individual selected to be the appointee will be made at the council’s Aug. 5 meeting.

The Winter Park Town Council also announced that it will not be voting on the proposed ordinance requiring “wildlife-proof” trash containers and enclosures at its July 15 meeting, but is tabling the issue until its Aug. 5 meeting. The trustees narrowly approved it in a 4-3 vote during its first reading at the council’s July 1 meeting. Garcia said the council members wanted more time to research the details of the proposed ordinance.

Police Chief Glen Trainor proposed the ordinance as a solution to the increasing number of incidents involving bears within the town limits. He has also proposed a similar ordinance to the Fraser town board.