On February 5, the annual Neighborhood Watch Leaders Forum was held at Harry P. Leu Gardens. Six Neighborhood Watch Block Captains, one from each City district, were recognized as Block Captains of the Year. Each was honored by Mayor Buddy Dyer, Police Chief Paul Rooney and their City Commissioner at the standing-room only event. In addition, one Neighborhood Watch Group was honored as the Watch Group of the Year.
2013 Neighborhood Watch Member of the Year
Commissioner District 1 Jean Gertenbach - President, Mai Kai Condo Association
Commissioner District 2 David Blackwood - President, Dover Estates HOA
Commissioner District 3 Yvette Sharp
Commissioner District 4 Tere Aleman
Commissioner District 5 Dr. Annette Stubbs
Commissioner District 6 Diann Mills - President, Murchison Terrace Resident Association
2013 Neighborhood Watch Group of the Year
Commissioner District 3 Rosemont
Congratulations to these residents for their considerable contributions in keeping the City of Orlando a great place to live and raise a family.
It's Your Money, You've Earned It... Claim Up to $6,044.00 on Your EITC
EITC, Earned Income Tax Credit, is a benefit for working people who have low to moderate income. A tax credit means more money in your pocket and also reduces the amount of tax you owe and may also give you a refund. EITC is also called EIC or Earned Income Credit.
This year, Earned Income Tax refunds range from $487 to $6,044.
However, the Internal Revenue Service estimates
that one in four qualified Central Floridians
failed to claim EITC due to lack of awareness.
It’s easier than ever to find out if you qualify for EITC. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. Recipients must have received wages at some point last year, with both earned income and adjusted gross income less than:
For more information about EITC, visit www.hfuw.org or dial 2-1-1.
Help keep our lakes and city clean by picking up after your pet and encouraging your neighbors to do the same. Report poo-llution to Orange County by calling 3-1-1 or 407.836.3111. If you'd like to learn more about keeping our lakes clean, please contact Clary Powell, Public Awareness Specialist with the City’s Streets & Stormwater Division, 407.246.2257 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, please click here.
Yard signs along the roadways, or snipe signs, are a violation of City code, making them illegal in the City’s right of way along our roads. The City of Orlando's Code Enforcement Division has recently stepped up their efforts in eliminating these unlawful signs by scheduling officers to work on weekends and evenings to clean up the signs and discourage the use of this type of advertising. If you see signs or any other code infractions, please report them by calling 407.246.2686 or by visiting the Code Enforcement website.