July 8, 2013
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Fourth of July Re-cap
The City of Orlando held our annual Fireworks at the Fountain event
last Thursday at Lake Eola Park with more than 125,000 residents and
visitors in attendance. The event featured live music, family
activities and a 20-minute fireworks display. Guests were also able
to enjoy a new viewing space in our 1.36 acre park expansion which
also features new LED lighting and widened sidewalks.
Items of Note
On today’s agenda, the City Council voted on an item that will
help Orlando continue to build on its successful Green Works Orlando
program and its mission to become one of the most environmentally
sustainable communities in the United States.
The Anaerobic Digester Improvement Project will allow the City to
use food waste and restaurant grease to create energy similar to the
supercritical sludge project. The supercritical sludge project
tested a method of cleanly disposing sewage that also produced
The project would allow the City to capture even more energy, save
landfill space and further increase recycling opportunities.
Nap Ford Funding
The Nap Ford Community School has grown beyond the capacity of their
existing campus, and in order to better serve Parramore’s families,
the school would like to add additional space to accommodate more
than 70 children.
On Monday, the City Council approved funding for the expansion, most
of which will come from the sale of scrap materials from the Amway
Arena. The Amway Arena was demolished last year to make way for the
construction of the Creative Village.