You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Mama Mia TAGSAlonzo Williams ParkApopka City Council Previous articleHermine gets stronger – Hurricane status expectedNext articleWhy Cruise the Panama Canal? Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR September 3, 2016 at 12:34 pm September 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I do hope the Kaboom grant is a success, I really do. I hope the parks get the needed improvements for the citizens and their children to enjoy. Commissioner Becker, this Apopka City Youth Council business……..am I understanding this correctly? Are you expecting these youths to get paid for their being on this youth council?????????? I see a section about compensation and funding and staffing……Kyle you want to spend our tax dollars to teach them what the schools are suppose to teach them???? Civics and government ?????? Oh, and glorified babysitting, too? If this is the sort of information that you all are being fed at these travel to seminars and conferences at wherever, then you all need to stay home!!!! Let’s just take down the City Hall sign and put up the Apopka Youth School of Civics and Babysitting Service. Reply Reply 9 COMMENTS Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia September 1, 2016 at 3:32 pm September 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 What is next for the City of Apopka? We gonna pay children to come play on the playgrounds??? Also on the packet of Sept. 7, 2016, Apopka City Council Meeting ……a letter written to the mayor that we are the hometown of a champion junior bowler, and we need to recognize his accomplishments, and place signs at the entry into the city proclaiming his fame. They stated in the letter, to handle it……yes, handle it, (!!!!!!!) and put those signs up, and put some speed limit signs along the frontage of Apopka High School too, while you are at it! The Special City Council Meeting scheduled for Friday, September 2nd has been changed to a Workshop.What is the difference between a City Council Meeting and a City Council Workshop?According to the formal announcement of the now-canceled Special City Council Meeting, “All interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this agenda.”The announcements for the City Council Workshop states, “Public comment will not be heard during a Workshop meeting, but public comment on Workshop items are welcome at the very next regular City Council meeting following a Workshop meeting.”Why was the Special Meeting of the City Council on 9/2/2016 replaced with a Workshop?”The Apopka Voice asked the City’s Public Information Officer, Robert Sargent, that question. His response was, “It is a clerical correction.”According to the republished agenda the purpose of the meeting has not changed. It is still to answer questions about donations and sponsorships towards the Kaboom grant for the Lake Avenue Park & Alonzo Williams Park.According to the workshop notice, Kaboom is currently seeking a large sponsor to fulfill the $90,000 requirement for the grant. The sponsor(s) would be companies or organizations similar to names like Disney, SeaWorld, Snapple, Pepsi, etc…The secondary component to the Kaboom grant is the city’s required contribution of $8,500 which is to be established via fundraising or donations. Any monies collected over the city’s required $8,500 contribution would essentially go towards the maintenance fund for City parks.The workshop will be at 1:30 PM on Friday, September 2, 2016, in the City Hall Chambers. Kaboom representative, Laetitia Morrisson, will be available for questioning via conference call.Use this link to view the Workshop meeting notice.Use this link to view the original meeting notice and additional information about Kaboom and Kaboom grants. Reply Mama Mia I have just read the packet for the next council meeting of Sept 7th, 2016. OMG. Kyle, that City of Apopka Council for the Youth proposal is too much!!! With all due respect, Commissioner Becker, that is a lot of over do!! Let em’ get a few years older and they can run for the real deal. I see the City of Destin listed on some of those forms, but there is enough things for the real council to take care of, without kids sitting up there bossing us around, and taking up the city council members time. I don’t know about you, Kyle, but I don’t care for any of those Sheeler High School students sitting up there dictating what goes in this town. Please tell me this a bad nightmare. Please enter your name here September 1, 2016 at 11:02 am Mama Mia Please enter your comment! September 3, 2016 at 10:59 am Mama Mia Surprise, surprise. The only aspect of the City of Apopka’s agenda listings for the public meetings that is dependable, is their undependable nature. See what I mean?……changed, rescheduled, cancelled, re-labeled, whatever…….!!! Everyone please go buy some duct tape and place it over your mouths when you come to the city council meetings, and then, and only then, will they be soooo happy! So now there is new process?…..you may question the Kaboom representative via conference call? Oh my, I am beginning to feel like a CEO, or is that the council members who will talk to her via the conference calls at the workshop? What a joke, heeeeeheee…….!!!! Kaboom workshop went well. Everyone’s heads turned trying to find the source of the Kaboom representative’s voice via the conference call. Looking up, looking toward the walls, looking toward the ceiling. Like listening to the hall of the mountain queens…..sight unseen. This is getting entertaining, going to these various meetings, wondering what is up next………… Reply Reply So it is a workshop instead of a council meeting. No public input versus public input. My question is why does the city have to fund raise and seek donations for the required contribution of $ 8,500 toward the grant, when at the same time, the city is giving away to non-profits? They give away money to non-profit programs, then they have to in turn, go seek money from corporate sources? Mama Mia September 1, 2016 at 11:55 am September 3, 2016 at 10:49 am Is this some kind of a requirement from the grant that the $ 8,500 city’s share must be from donations and fundraisers? If so, then go ask the OCPS system for the donation amount……I think I already probably know their answer! Reply September 3, 2016 at 11:09 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.