Occupy Orlando Saturday October 13, 8AM


http://www.orgnow.org/occupy_orlando

 

Notification of Peaceful Assembly on October 15‏
FR:  The Downtown Developmen​t Board

Dear Downtown Orlando Residents and Merchants,

A group called Occupy Orlando has announced plans to peacefully assemble on Saturday, October 15th beginning at approximately 8:00 am in front of the Orlando Chamber of Commerce with plans to march through downtown, and ultimately occupy a downtown park or other public space.

The specific route for the march/walk appears at this time to be to the Orlando Chamber of commerce, then proceeding down Orange Avenue to the Bank of America building and finally ending at City Hall Plaza.  Once there it is unknown how long the group intends to stay in the plaza.

While the City of Orlando is not associated with this event in any way, the Orlando Police Department will be present to ensure the safety of all protesters as well as those who live and work in downtown Orlando.  The City of Orlando has communicated with the leaders of this loosely organized group in order to take steps to minimize traffic disruptions related to this event.

The Occupy Wall Street movement started in New York City and “Occupy” events like these have happened in dozens of cities across the country in recent weeks, from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The vast majority of these events have been conducted peacefully.

We support the right of Orlando’s residents to protest and exercise free speech rights, and encourage all who participate to do so peacefully and with respect to the rights of others.

Sincerely,

Buddy Dyer
Mayor

DowntownOrlando.com

400 South Orange Avenue

Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407.246.2555

Fax: 407.246.3359

© 2011 Orlando Downtown Development Board / Community
Redevelopment Agency

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Monthly update for Sellers Auto / Artist Studio petroleum cleanup site 489201547 / 489201548 update #59)‏

October 3, 2011

Ms. Mills,

I would like to take this opportunity to give you our fifty-ninth monthly update on the project.   The good news is that at the end of the last quarterly period the system was turned off and, as long as the site is clean for the second consecutive quarter, the system will remain off.   I will follow up with you in a couple of weeks to confirm this after we get the data back from the late September groundwater sampling event.   If the system remains off, I propose changing the frequency of these updates to quarterly to coincide with the quarterly Post Active Remediation Monitoring reports. 

 Report Status

The next report of active operation and maintenance should be the final one and it is due on October 31, 2011.   AS stated in the last update, if the results of the late September groundwater sampling show a rebound, we may have to restart the system after that.  However, I am optimistic that we won’t have to do that.   After this report that is due in October, we plan on beginning quarterly sampling.   A minimum of four quarters of sampling is required by Chapter 62-770 and a Site Closure is able to be considered if the last two results are below cleanup target levels.

 

System Status:

There is no new information regarding the system status other than it is off.   After we begin quarterly monitoring, the consultant will be tasked with mothballing the system to prevent deterioration from lack of use while it remains on site in case of a rebound in groundwater concentrations.  In the beginning of the third quarter of groundwater sampling, it may be put on the FDEP’s list of sites that are available for transfer to another site.  Although it won’t be running, (assuming there is no need to turn it back on) the system will probably remain there for a full year longer.

Milestone Update:      

As stated in last month’s update, all of the wells sampled in the comprehensive annual sampling event at the end of June are below Groundwater Cleanup Target Levels (GCTL).    We will need to watch AW-28, DW-11 and MW-9 in the next sampling event to verify these wells do not rebound since these have only showed to be below target levels one time.   Wells AW-10 and MW-5 will also need to be checked.  Assuming the results of the late September sampling show every well to remain below target levels, the system will be turned off and the one year or Post Active Remediation Monitoring (PARM) will begin.

I will send you a very brief update on or before October 17, 2011.    Please feel free to call me anytime if you need additional information or have any questions.

Thank you,

Damon Taylor

Environmental Case Manager

Environmental Protection Division

Petroleum Cleanup

800 Mercy Drive, Suite 4

Orlando, FL 32808

office:   407-836-1480

fax:  407-836-1417

email:  damon.taylor@ocfl.net

web:  www.ocepd.org

Eco-Action Canoe Lake Cleanups

Dear ECO-Canoeists,
 
We've just had our first Canoe Clean-up with our new van!!  It took us and the trailer to Lake Mills and back again!!  See our transportation:	http://www.eco-action.net/images/caravan2011.jpg And, we can store all our gear in it!	
 
SO,Friends, we are back to weekly Sunday afternoon Clean-Ups as we have done over 600 times in the last 12 years.
 
July 10 we will be going to South Lake Triplet in Casselberry.	Sign up now so all the canoes aren't spoken for when you call - we only have a few left.  The following Sunday we will return to Bridgeout, which has recently flooded its banks!
 
It's wonderful not to have to bug our friends who have managed to get us out
there almost every week anyway!  Thanks to all for putting up with this nuisance.
WE ARE BACK 100%!!
 
For the critters,
Beth
www.eco-action.net
407-695-5050

Sunrail

Of the Mayor’s list of the benefits of SunRail, these three are probably the most important for our neighborhood:

“Help for the Elderly and Handicapped
• SunRail will give the elderly and handicapped residents of Central Florida a new means of transportation and enhanced ability to be self-reliant.

Bolstering Home Prices and Strengthening the Real Estate Market Against Future Downturns
• Within 20 years, property owners can expect an increase of almost nine times their current value for property values within one-half mile of station stops.

Access to Jobs and Opportunities
• SunRail will give residents expanded access to jobs. Conversely, the 61-mile commuter train will give employers access to a much broader base of potential employees.”

If you support SunRail, and I believe that is the consensus of our most of our neighbors, please email or call the Governor’s office and tell him so.

—–Forwarded Message———-Forwarded Message—–
From: Mayor Buddy Dyer
Sent: Jun 10, 2011 3:45 PM
To: j-g-spears@earthlink.net
Subject: Voice Your Support for SunRail

 

Are you tired of traffic jams on I-4?
Are you looking for an alternative to rising gas prices?

We are on the verge of having a solution to those and many other challenges….SunRail.

SunRail is a 61-mile commuter line that would run from Deland to Poinciana. There will be four stops in Downtown Orlando at Florida Hospital, LYNX Central Station, Church Street and Orlando Health Medical Center.

Governor Scott and his team are in the final days of a review period and we need your help in making sure that the Governor knows that this project is a priority for Central Florida.

The strength of Central Florida is reinforced each and every time we stand together behind projects of regional significance.

There are many throughout Florida who do not support SunRail and they have shared that with Governor Scott.

It is important that your voice of support is heard. Please write a letter or email Governor Scott, let him know that you live/work/play in Orlando and you support SunRail.

Office of Governor Rick Scott
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Rick.Scott@EOG.MyFlorida.Com

Call or fax to:
(850) 488-7146 (phone)
(850) 487-0801 (fax)

Below is a list of benefits that may assist you in writing Governor Scott in support of SunRail.

SunRail: What’s in it for ME?
Real World Benefits of SunRail

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
• SunRail’s construction will create 10,000 desperately needed jobs, almost immediately.
• Over the next 30 years, SunRail will create more than 250-thousand jobs and generate an economic impact of more than 8-billion dollars

An Answer to Skyrocketing Gas Prices
• As our community is faced with a future of 4 or even 5 and 6 dollar-a-gallon gas, SunRail will give Central Florida’s residents a less expensive alternative to their automobiles.

An Alternative to Congested Roads
• SunRail will carry the equivalent of one lane of traffic on Interstate 4, providing a viable travel alternative to our increasingly-congested roadways.

A Quicker, More Reliable Commute
• Say goodbye to standing still on the highway during rush hour. SunRail will offer residents reliable, on-time transit that is not susceptible to long delays because of congestion or traffic accidents.

No More “Lost Time” Sitting in a Car
• Rather than sitting in a car, SunRail riders will be free to attend to the details of life while they are commuting, instead of focusing on driving.
• SunRail’s Wi-Fi-enabled cars will offer travelers the ability to work while they travel.

Reduced Sprawl, Smarter Growth
• SunRail will allow for the development of more walkable, livable communities.

Improvements to Florida’s Port and Freight Rail System
• The purchase of SunRail’s tracks from CSX comes with a unique commitment that every penny of the 432-million sale price be re-invested in Florida’s transportation infrastructure.
• This means SunRail will result directly in an increase in global trade in Florida by improving connectivity between our ports and major markets in northern states.

The Foundation for the Creation of More Mass Transit Options
• Planning is already underway to expand downtown Orlando’s free bus circulator, Lymmo, to connect with and compliment SunRail. SunRail will act as a catalyst for other Central Florida cities to expand mass transit options.

A Cleaner, Healthier Environment
• SunRail will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and our community’s overall carbon footprint.

Help for the Elderly and Handicapped
• SunRail will give the elderly and handicapped residents of Central Florida a new means of transportation and enhanced ability to be self-reliant.

Bolstering Home Prices and Strengthening the Real Estate Market Against Future Downturns
• Within 20 years, property owners can expect an increase of almost nine times their current value for property values within one-half mile of station stops.

Access to Jobs and Opportunities
• SunRail will give residents expanded access to jobs. Conversely, the 61-mile commuter train will give employers access to a much broader base of potential employees.

Reducing our Reliance on Foreign Oil
• Every year our country gives 700 billion dollars away to the Middle East and other oil rich economies. This dependence threatens our economy. More important than money, this reliance on foreign oil threatens the safety of all Americans as our oil addiction helps feed the coffers of terrorist organizations bent on killing US citizens.
• SunRail is one part of a much larger energy strategy that would reduce Central Florida and America’s dependence on foreign oil.

A New Tool to Attract Companies
• Research has consistently indicated that superior mass transit options significantly aid in a community’s ability to attract new businesses to their metropolitan region.

A More Cost-Effective Way to Move People
• SunRail’s capital construction costs are $615 million dollars.
• The cost to expand I-4 to carry the same amount of people as SunRail would exceed $4 billion dollars.

A Smart Investment for our Future
• Every dollar invested in transportation yields approximately $5.60 in economic benefits to the state of Florida.

Monthly update for Sellers Auto / Artist Studio petroleum cleanup site 489201547 / 489201548 (Update # 55)‏

From:    Mills, Louise
Sent:    Tue 5/31/11 4:41 PM
To:    Damon.Taylor@ocfl.net (Damon.Taylor@ocfl.net)

Damon:
As always, thank you very much for giving our neighborhood the monthly heads-up on cleanup progress at this site.
The number of reports tells the tale of your diligence in keeping us well-informed since the project started over 4 years ago.
We look forward to the annual summary of operations at the site in the next report.
Best regards,
Louise

___________________________________________________

From: Damon.Taylor@ocfl.net [mailto:Damon.Taylor@ocfl.net]
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:24 PM

May 31, 2011

Ms. Mills,

I would like to take this opportunity to give you our fifty-fifth monthly update on the project.     I’m sending this update a day early because I will be in training (unavailable by e-mail) on Wednesday June 1st.

General Status:

There have not been any major changes with the operational strategy or sampling plan for the site since the last update.   Nor have there been any periods of down time or reported operational problems.   The last time the groundwater was sampled was in mid March, so the next time we should have data would be sometime after mid June.   Therefore, we should have new groundwater data for you in the next update as long as I am able to get it ahead of the next report, which is due on July 12, 2011.   This report will be a significant one because it’s an annual report, which is to summarize the fourth year of operation.    A professional recommendation to turn the system off and enter monitoring or to continue to operate the system for another quarterly period will be in this report.

System Runtime & Performance:

We have received no notices of downtime lately.   All air sparging wells are showing high flow rates as designed.  Three of the multiphase treatment well network of 26 (originally 24) are turned off.  In other words, there are only 23 vapor recovery wells being used to capture vapors.   Only the ones in the area of the contamination are being used to recover groundwater.   The target area is still the isolated area around monitoring wells MW-5, AW-10 & AW-28.   In the last update, I mentioned that the spare soil vapor extraction blowers still wasn’t fixed, but this was fixed since the last update.  Now, the other soil vapor extraction blower needs some maintenance.  I am not sure if the other one is operable, but if it isn’t, we again have two soil vapor extraction blowers, of which only one is operable.   This hasn’t affected run time or efficiency though.  The goal is to rotate between the two of them periodically to ensure reliability.

Even with the occasional heavy rains, the infiltration gallery has continued to perform well.

Report Status

As stated above, the Year Four Quarter Four report is due on July 12, 2011.  This one will include a milestone evaluation and a professional recommendation for the next course of action.   I recently created a new work order to run the system for 90 days after this period, just in case it is needed.  However, it is possible this report may have a recommendation to turn the system off.

Milestone Update:

There isn’t a new milestone evaluation for this update.  In the past one, we had all wells having met milestones for the first time.   The site showed the lowest levels of contamination yet at that time – the groundwater sampling event of March 2011.

I look forward to sending the next update on July 1, 2011.  Please feel free to call me anytime if you need additional information or have any questions.

Thank you,

Damon Taylor

Environmental Case Manager

Environmental Protection Division

Petroleum Cleanup

800 Mercy Drive, Suite 4

Orlando, FL 32808

office:   407-836-1480

fax:  407-836-1417

email:  damon.taylor@ocfl.net

web:  http://www.ocepd.org

E-PASS Shredding and Recycling Event, April 2‏

In recognition of Keep America Beautiful Month, E-PASS, along with several community partners, will host a shredding and electronics recycling event Saturday, April 2nd from 8 am to 12 pm. The event will be in the parking lot area in front of the Amway Arena near the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801).

This is a free event, open to everyone. Residents can bring their documents and watch as they are shredded. In an effort to reduce wait times, please limit your shredding to less than 10 boxes. Please note, there will be several shredding trucks on hand so there is no need to line up prior to the event time.

In previous events, E-PASS has shredded and recycled over 50,000 pounds of paper and recycled more than 40,000 pounds of electronics.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection staff will be on hand to discuss their Easy As One campaign and will collect retail plastic bags to recycle and used cell phones (working and non-working) along with stray chargers to donate to a local charity.

Participants who bring in 20 or more retail plastic bags for recycling will receive a reusable shopping bag. Those who bring a cell phone or paper for shredding will receive a day pass to a Florida State Park by visiting the Easy As One booth, while supplies last. For more information on Easy As One visit http://www.dep.state.fl.us/EasyAsOne.

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be on hand to stress the importance of document security and offer tips to help prevent identity theft.

In addition, participants can bring working and non-working electronics (excluding TVs) for recycling. See below for accepted items. E-PASS and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority are not responsible for any items dropped off during this event.

The following electronics will be accepted, working or not working: desktop, tower, laptop computers; CRT, LCD, plasma monitors/displays; printers/plotters; fax machines; telephone systems, switches; PDAs, radios; stereos; VHS/DVDs; video games; projectors, cameras; any kind of storage media. At this time, we CANNOT accept TVs.

For computers and other items like cell phones and PDAs, a private company will process the item for data destruction (three pass electronic erasure and Department of Defense level sanitization of hard drives). All identifying marks, stickers and labels are removed. If media cannot be securely destroyed electronically, physical destruction is carried out at their facility.

For more information, please call 407-690-5000 or email info@oocea.com.

The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority is a proud partner with the City of Orlando for this community event. Join Keep Orlando Beautiful and Green Up Orlando to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 16th with a project to plant trees, remove litter and beautify Lake Fran and the surrounding neighborhoods.

2011 Lake Formosa Annual Cleanup Sunday, March 27th, Noon-2p

Announcing the 2011 Lake Formosa Annual Cleanup Sunday, March 27th, Noon-2p

Starts at Loch Haven Neighborhood Center parking lot
610 North Lake Formosa Drive
Orlando, FL 32805

Trash bags, pickers, gloves and water to be provided by the City of Orlando. Wear sunscreen and hats; optionally bring canoes to get trash within lake. Get to know your neighbors and help keep our lake clean, while only taking a couple hours out of your schedule. Many hands make light and fun work! Email e_eade@hotmail.com to confirm your attendance by March 21st, so we can ensure we have enough supplies. 😉