The Lee Road Safe Neighborhood is primarily composed of residents from the Kingswood Manor subdivision north of Lee Road and the Sunshine Gardens subdivision and other neighborhoods south of Lee Road. The boundaries of the Lee Road Safe Neighborhood Association are I4 East, Fairbanks Avenue South, Edgewater Drive West, and Eatonville township’s border North boundaries. Lee Road traverses the middle from East to West.
Residents in the Lee Road Safe Neighborhood area are nestled between Winter Park and the City of Orlando, North of College Park – close to everything and away from it all. This area also includes the Edgewater Branch Library located in the Northgate Plaza shopping center along with other family businesses and the US Post Office. Young families are rediscovering these stable neighborhoods with well built homes and shaded streets.
The Lee Road Safe Neighborhood Association is a registered Not For Profit Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC) in the state of Florida that seeks to help residents feel connected to each other and to enrich the place they call home.
COMMUNITY MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
January 10, 2017
Orange County Solid Waste – Presentation
Danny Rubio introduced himself as Customer Service Field Rep to handle any issues with Garbage, Yard Waste, or Recycling in our area. To contact him or his presenter partner, Jessica Kitt, residents should call 311, use the online web app, or download and install the 311 mobile app. Lori Erlacher mentioned there are 311 brochures in the back of the room that help explain all the departments served by the 311 answering service. Danny also added that residents can call the Solid Waste hotline directly at (407) 836-6601 and showed where the phone number is printed on the flyer they brought to this meeting to distribute.
Danny has a very big territory that covers Pine Hills, Apopka, parts of Ocoee, Wekiva area, Zellwood, Mount Dora, outskirts of Winter Park, and Edgewater/Lee Road. He does get assistance from others but he’s the contact point for this area and will engage others in his group to accomplish objectives. Danny is very familiar with these areas and knows the trouble spots.
Jessica reiterated that residents can contact Solid Waste for other neighbors as well. When submitting the bulk items request, make sure all street addresses are included and what the items are to be picked up. That way, they can schedule the appropriate equipment to handle the bulk sizes. Pictures are an excellent way for their organization to determine the correct equipment to dispatch. Lori added that in their neighborhood, residents will use NextDoor to inform others that they are scheduling a pickup and will ask others if they want to be included in it as well.
Danny said the system isn’t perfect but they continue to try to improve it. It takes a community to keep them informed and where there are tenants, there is a continuous problem with issues. Once Danny gets to know the property managers, however, things tend to work out better and quicker.
Lori asked if there is a section on the Solid Waste website saying lightbulbs can be recycled at Home Depot or where to take plastic bags. Jessica said as the county’s Public Trainer, she found a site called Earth911.com where you can input the type of product to recycle and it will respond with local and mail-in facilities. For instance, type in VHS Tapes and your zip code and the site will return a list of recyclers and other products they accept.
For more information about this community meeting, please click on the January 2017 Meeting Minutes on the right side of this page.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
National Night Out is an annual community building campaign–held on October 3, 2017–that promotes police, fire, and county community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our local neighborhoods safer, and more caring places to live.
Together, we are making that happen. Starting in 2017, the Lee Road Safe Neighborhood Association officially created a National Night Out Committee chaired by Ben Shaddrick. During the next few months until October, Ben’s committee members will plan and schedule activities to support this festival. If you are interested in volunteering with this committee, please send an email to info.LRSN@gmail.com and include your contact information.
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and community support services by bringing back a true sense of unity and providing a great opportunity to bring neighborhoods together in outdoor festivities. Neighborhoods across the nation host parties, festivals, parades, cookouts, and other various community events combined with emergency personnel safety demonstrations, seminars, exhibits, and youth events.
Let us help you connect with local government services. We can help you with animal concerns, neighborhood inquiries, traffic matters, road conditions and more!
- Talk to a live specialist.
- Access your local government during extended hours.
- Receive information or immediate service.
- Connect with the right department or agency.
- Dial 311 or 407-836-3111. Contamos con traductores y operadores en español.
- Dial 911 for emergency service.
For more information about 311 services, click here.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE LEE ROAD SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD
Not coming to a community meeting does not mean you don’t care about your community – we get that. BUT nothing makes a neighborhood stronger than getting to know each other. Start Small !!! If you or a neighbor have a concern or you just want to organize a block party e-mail info.LRSN@gmail.com.
Tom Rowell, President
Lori Erlacher, Vice President
Frank Gould, Secretary & Newsletter Chair
Rebecca “Becky” Schaff, Treasurer