Parking Ordinance Advisory Committee to Meet

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Just because you do not see a “No Parking” sign does not mean it is OK to park on the street in Apopka.  That’s because the Apopka City Council passed a new Parking Ordinance in 2012.  The new ordinance prohibited on-street parking except for “special occasions.”According to the City of Apopka website: “Unless it is otherwise posted or marked, on street parking is prohibited 24 hours a day.”The ordinance does contain an exception.  The on-street parking prohibition does not apply to “family or social gatherings.”The ordinance goes on to define a “family or social gathering as, “…a special occasion such as birthdays, graduation, holidays, or other special events. It is not intended for the routine gathering or meeting whether daily, weekly or monthly.”This portion of the ordinance can be read here.  The entire ordinance can be found here.In May 2013 the City began enforcing the parking ordinance city wide and sent a Parking Ordinance Letter to warn homeowners and HOAs.After many complaints the City temporarily suspended enforcement of the ban on on-street parking in September of 2013.  A special City Council meeting was held in October of 2013 and a Citizen’s Parking Ordinance Advisory Committee was appointed by then-Mayor Land.  The Committee met twice with the Apopka Police Department.  In early 2014 it appeared that recommended changes would be proposed.It has now been more than two years since the last meeting of a Parking Ordinance Committee. For the last two years, on-street parking has been allowed in Apopka unless the Apopka Police Department received a complaint about it.  When complaints are received parking tickets are issued.  This had led to complaints about the Ordinance being made to members of the City Council.Apopka Chief of Police Michael McKinley has invited seven Apopka citizens to serve on a new Parking Ordinance Advisory Committee. The Committee will be chaired by McKinley and APD Captain Randy Fernandez.  The first meeting will be Monday, July 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Gilliam Training Center (321 East Cleveland Street).According to an email send by McKinley, “At our first meeting on the 18th we will establish how often we will meet and our timeline to complete our review of the ordinance. Once we are done we will submit recommendations to the City.”The Committee meeting is open to the public, but the public will not be allowed to participate, according to McKinley.  They Committee will hear from the public during subsequent meetings. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka City CouncilApopka Police DepartmentParking Ordinance Previous articleOn This Day: Nixon announces trip to ChinaNext articleWant Your Kids to Care? Stop Stressing Them Out… Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Lagos Gov’s Cup Tennis: Nigerian Duo in Doubles Q/finals

first_imgSome Nigerian male players have fought their ways into the quarter finals of the doubles event of the first leg (Futures 5) in the ongoing 16th edition of Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship.Henry Atseye and Enosoregbe Clifford will play against the duo of Tunisian Moez Echargui and Egyptian Karim-Mohamed Maamoun in today’s quarterfinals at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, while Thomas Otu pairs with Kofi Tsatsu Segbedzie from Ghana and they will slug it out with Spanish Lopez-Perez Enrique and Boy Westerhof of The Netherlands.Meanwhile, the quest of some Nigerian players to make impact in the Singles event, especially the men’s, is getting tougher by the day as some of them who make it to the second round will have to contend with wars on courts if they want to play in the quarter finals. Christopher Anefu will play against tournament number 3 from Egypt, Karim-Mohamed, while Henry Atseye will have his hands full when he face Boy Westerhof, who is number six seed.Clifford Enosoregbe will battle Maciej Smola from Poland, while Sylvester Emmanuel will face number seven seed, Alexis Klegou from Benin Republic.In other second round pairings in the Men’s Singles, number one seed, Spain’s Enrique will play against Duncan Mugabe of Uganda, while number five seed, Mina Gianni from France will face Pavel Mirobyan from Russia.In the women’s singles, top seed Valetini Grammatikopoulou from Greece will play Indian Prarthana Thombare. Number 2 seed, Tadeja Majeric from Slovakia will battle Venugopal Talachar from India.The results of matches of the first round that were concluded yesterday were not favourable to the Nigerians taking part in this year’s Governor’s Cup. Moses Michael failed to live up to expectations as he was humbled by France’s Calvin Hemery in straight set of 6-3,6-2.Moses confessed in the post match interview that the French player was good that him. “I lost to a player who did not allow me to play at all. I tried my best but he played better than me and there was nothing I could do to help the situation,” said Moses.Another French player, Gianni Mina beat Umaru Balami in 6-0,6-0 game. Nonso Madueke lost 3-6,0-6 to Polish Karol Drzewiecki. Albert Bisong Bikom lost 1-6,0-6 to Indian Sasi Kumar Mukund. Nonso Madueke was beaten 3-6,0-6 by Polish Karol Drzewiecki.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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UC Irvine coach apologizes for ‘queen’ comments directed at Oregon’s Louis King

first_img“It bothered him. (He) started thinking about me, started thinking about (UC Irvine’s) Max (Hazzard). But he came back and finished the game really strong.” UC Irvine coach Russell Turner apologized for comments he directed at Oregon’s Louis King during their Round of 32 matchup Sunday.”Coach Turner reached out today to express his apology to Louis and the King family, as well as the staff and program,” Oregon said in a statement Monday. “He reiterated they were not meant to offend. All parties accepted the apology and are moving past the issue.” March Madness 2019: Updated odds to win the NCAA Tournament entering Sweet 16 Sabrina Ionescu puts ESPN on blast for not recognizing female athletescenter_img Coach Turner reached out today to express his apology to Louis and the King family, as well as the staff and program for in game comments. He reiterated they were not meant to offend. All parties accepted the apology and are moving past the issue.— Oregon Men’s Basketball (@OregonMBB) March 25, 2019Turner said he tried to “irritate” King by calling him “queen” in the Ducks 73-54 win over the Anteaters. “I was saying ‘double team queen.’ Trying to see if I could irritate him, and I did,” Turner told reporters postgame. “And I kept talking to my team about what we wanted to do. Calling him queen because I knew it might irritate him because of how important he is to their team, like a queen in chess. It was a play on his name of King. Related News Here is the video of UC Irvine head coach Russ Turner explaining his reasoning for calling Oregon freshman Louis King “Louis Queen” during the game. pic.twitter.com/2xGnCsYyWa— Matt Prehm (@MattPrehm) March 25, 2019King, a 6-foot-9-inch forward, is Oregon’s second-leading scorer in the tournament. He posted 16 points, four rebounds and one assist against UC Irvine, who upset No. 4 Kansas State to earn its first ever NCAA Tournament win in the Round of 64.Oregon advances to face Virginia, the South’s top seed, on Thursday.last_img read more

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