Continued Cleanup Efforts from Hurricane Irma

Celebration Community Development District is coordinating with the County and FEMA for the removal of tree stumps. The County is currently removing the piled debris from Hurricane Irma. Removing the tree stumps is another phase that will be addressed.

We will be updating the website with any progress. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns.

Hurricane Irma Cleanup Efforts

Update regarding the Celebration CDD's work efforts for hurricane cleanup:

  1. The District has completed removal of all debris created by Hurricane Irma. Any further debris placed on the easements, sidewalks, or alleys will be the responsibility of the home owner or resident to remove. 

  2. The Board will review tree replacements and removal of stumps at the next Board meeting scheduled for October 17, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.

  3. The District will have a horticultural consultant coming to Celebration to review the community and provide feedback.  

Please refer to the website for any updates regarding District-related issues. 

Blue Ribbons on CDD Trees and Street Light Poles

To the caring and concerned residents of Celebration who chose to honor the fallen Kissimmee police officers by attaching blue ribbons to trees and light poles:

In the way of an introduction, I am the manager of the Celebration CDD (“District”) and have been for the last 23 years. My job is to administer the affairs of the District and implement the policies of the governing Board of the District.

One important objective of the District as well as CROA and CNOA is to maintain the beauty and tranquility of Celebration. From the establishment of the District in 1994, it has been the policy of the District not to permit District property to be used for signage, or for attaching banners, notices, and similar displays to trees and light poles.

I am sure many in our community have noticed the blue ribbons attached to the street trees and in some cases light poles to honor the two police officers who were killed in the line of duty last weekend, a true tragedy that touched all of us living in Osceola County. The District has not removed the ribbons at this point, but I think we all need to be on the same page about the proper protocol as to when the ribbons will be removed.

Although a true standard does not exist for using trees and light poles to cover the heartfelt emotions for the two officers shown by our residents, I researched the more traditional way of expressing those feelings and an appropriate timeline.

 The standard lies in the lowering to half-staff of our National and State flags. In the case of police officers killed in the line of duty, the flags shall be flown at half-staff on the day of interment at the local agency where the officer was employed, and at the county courthouse and city hall.

As you may know, the two officers will be laid to rest tomorrow. Since the ribbons have been up since last weekend, we have certainly met the guideline established for local and State governments. I would ask those residents who tied the ribbons to please remove them on Saturday morning, August 26.

In the future, I ask that residents refrain from using trees and light poles in this fashion, and perhaps reach out to the families of the officers and donate to them directly or to one of the many sites which have been or are made available.

Thanks for everyone’s understanding during this difficult time.

2018 Meeting Schedule

2018 Meeting Schedule

For fiscal year 2018, regular meetings will generally be held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Additional meetings may be scheduled as items of business dictate, and meetings may be rescheduled to accommodate Board member schedules.

Regular Meeting Schedule:

  • October 17, 2017
  • November 21, 2017
  • December 19, 2017
  • January 16, 2018
  • February 20, 2018
  • March 20, 2018
  • April 17, 2018
  • May 15, 2018
  • June 19, 2018
  • July 17, 2018
  • August 21, 2018
  • September 18, 2018

Workshop SCHEDULE:

  • January 9, 2018
  • March 13, 2018
  • May 8, 2018
  • July 10, 2018
  • September 11, 2018

INTERACTIVE FOUNTAIN IS CLOSED

Posted: May 1, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.

Updated: May 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.

The interactive fountain on the downtown esplanade is still closed due to flooding in the vault that damaged the motor, transformer, and other components. We are waiting for parts that have been ordered for the repairs.

SEVERE DROUGHT and REUSE WATER

Posted: May 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.

Updated: May 22, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

The South Florida Water Management District has issued a water shortage warning, and the drought level has been raised to a D2 by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

It is strongly recommended that any plans for re-sodding or re-landscaping be postponed at this time. Customers should irrigate accordingly following their two-day-a-week cycle as posted on the website (irrigation schedule) and use water conservatively.  

This severe drought condition is affecting counties throughout Florida including Osceola, Polk, and Orange. 

The links below provide more information regarding the water shortage:

Filming for "A Place in the Sun" on January 23, 2017, continued to February 2, 2017

Freeform Productions will be filming on the esplanade at the corner of Front Street and Market Street for their British TV show, "A Place in the Sun" on Monday, January 23, 2017, and also February 2, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This show helps house hunters find houses in sunny locations and will be helping some house hunters find their ideal holiday home in the Orlando area.

The film crew is very small with a maximum of seven including the cast, and sidewalks will not be blocked from pedestrian or the public's access.

If you have questions or comments about this film event, please contact Lindsay Sandrin.

Lindsey Fuller Sandrin | Associate Director

Orlando Film Commission
A Division of the Orlando Economic Development Commission

301 E. Pine Street, Suite 900 | Orlando, Florida 32801
Lindsey@FilmOrlando.com
p 407.422.7159 x216 | c 440.289.4632 | f 407.425.6428

Street Sweeping Schedule for 2017

ROUTES

Thursday:

  • Downtown Celebration and Celebration Village
  • West Village
  • Lake Evalyn
  • North Village
  • Enterprise CDD (Celebration Place and Celebration Avenue from S.R. 417 to U.S. 192)

 Friday:

  • South Village
  • Artisan Park
  • Aquila Reserve
  • East Village
  • Roseville Corner

SCHEDULED DAYS FOR 2017:

  • January 5 and 6
  • January 19 and 20
  • February 2 and 3
  • February 16 and 17
  • March 2 and 3
  • March 16 and 17
  • April 6 and 7
  • April 20 and 21
  • May 4 and 5
  • June 8 and 9
  • July 13 and 14
  • August 10 and 11
  • September 7 and 8
  • October 5 and 6
  • October 19 and 20
  • November 2 and 3
  • November 16 and 17
  • December 7 and 8
  • December 21 and 22

Tree Trimming Schedule

Girard Environmental Services, the District's landscape contractor, will begin pruning trees according to the following schedule, beginning Monday, October 3 and estimated to be complete Tuesday, November 8. Please move your vehicles from these areas around these days so as not to hinder their progress and to protect your vehicles.

South Side of Nash – Even Numbers

Oct. 3: Celebration Ave – Blaze, 1010 Nash – 1064 Nash

Oct. 4: 1066 Nash – 1074 Nash, 1074 Nash – Oak Shadows

North Side of Nash – Odd Numbers

Oct. 5: Oak Shadows – 1075 Nash, 1075 Nash – 1063 Nash

Oct. 6: 1061 Nash – 1019 Nash

Oct. 7: 1017 Nash – Celebration Ave

West Side of Damask – Even Numbers

Oct. 10

East Side of Damask – Odd Numbers

Oct. 11

South Side of Banks Rose – Odd Numbers

Oct. 12: Celebration Ave – 1029 Banks Rose

Oct. 13: 1027 Banks Rose - Celebration Ave, Celebration Ave – 1014 Banks Rose

North Side of Banks Rose – Even Numbers

Oct. 13: Celebration Ave – 1014 Banks Rose

Oct. 14: 1016 Banks Rose – Celebration Ave

North Side of Mulberry – Odd Numbers

Oct. 17: 609 Mulberry – Savannah Square

Oct. 18: Savannah Square – Campus

South Side of Mulberry – Even Numbers

Oct. 18: Campus – 704 Mulberry

Oct. 19: 704 Mulberry – Front St

East Side of Sycamore

Oct. 20: Celebration Ave – Golfpark

West Side of Sycamore

Oct. 21: Golfpark – Celebration Ave

North Side of Pondview – Odd Numbers

Oct. 24: 901 Pondview – 925 Pondview

South Side of Pondview – Even Numbers

Oct. 25: Pondview Lane – 900 Pondview

South Side of Oak Shadows – Odd Numbers

Oct. 26: 727 Oak Shadows – 755 Oak Shadows

Oct. 27: 757 Oak Shadows – 773 Oak Shadows

Oct. 28: 775 Oak Shadows – 787 Oak Shadows

Oct. 31: 789 Oak Shadows – 807 Oak Shadows

Nov. 1: 809 Oak Shadows – 843 Oak Shadows

North Side of Oak Shadow – Even Numbers

Nov. 2: 842 Oak Shadows – 800 Oak Shadows

Nov. 3: 798 Oak Shadows – 784 Oak Shadows

Nov. 4: 782 Oak Shadows – 764 Oak Shadows

Nov. 7: 762 Oak Shadows – 738 Oak Shadows

Nov. 8: 736 Oak Shadows – 716 Oak Shadows

Water Leak Repair on Beak Street, August 19, 2016

Due to a water leak, we will be closing part of Beak Street on Friday, August 19. Spring Park Loop and alleys will be accessible. Jimmy Hickman Excavating is performing the repairs, and Enterprise CDD and Celebration CDD staff will be providing assistance as needed. Depending where the leak is located, we may have to shut off the water for approximately two to five hours. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Gary Graham at 407-572-6358 or Russ Simmons at 407-947-1238.

UPDATE on Celebration Avenue Resurfacing

Osceola County Road and Bridge Department is beginning the resurfacing of Celebration Avenue to Waterside Drive on Tuesday, July 12. This project will commence through about July 22. Construction will occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  

The irrigation system along this area has been shut off. If you find it necessary to irrigate your lawn or plant material in the meantime, please use potable water as needed. To speak to District staff regarding any reuse or irrigation matters, please call our office 407-566-1935.

We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause.

If you have any questions regarding this resurfacing project, contact Matthew Perry at Osceola County, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 407-742-7500.

Celebration Avenue Resurfacing

Osceola County Road and Bridge Department will be resurfacing Celebration Avenue to Waterside Drive. This project is tentatively scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 12.

To ensure proper construction methods, please keep traveling to a minimum, do not park any vehicles on the roadway, and turn off all sprinkler systems. This will ensure the best possible product. Construction will be between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning tentatively July 12 through July 22.  We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause.

If you have any questions regarding this project, contact Matthew Perry at Osceola County, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 407-742-7500.

New Facility Open House, May 14

The Celebration CDD  Board of Supervisors cordially invites you to an Open House at our new facility behind the library at 313 Campus Street

Saturday, May 14, 2016

2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served

Presentation of the certificate from the Florida Green Building Coalition will be held at 2:00 P.M.

WE'VE MOVED!

The District office is now located at 313 Campus Street, which is behind the library, south of S.R. 417. Turn into the library's parking lot and continue out the back until you see our office on the right. Be advised that this is a new address so GPS probably will not know the correct location, and MapQuest will only get you to the front of the library. Please feel free to call if you cannot find us, 407-566-1935.

Celebration Foundation Hosting A Conversation with Tom Lewis

Join Tom Lewis at the Community Presbyterian Church on Founder's Day weekend, Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. as he shares the inside story on Celebration and the early days of the town's planning. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.thecelebrationfoundation.org or by calling 407-566-1234. Click here for a printable copy of the flier introducing Tom Lewis and for details on RSVPing to this event.

Fiscal Year 2016 Regular Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held generally on the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Beginning January 2016, meetings will be held at the District's facility and offices, 313 Campus Street, unless noted otherwise.

  • October 21, 2014 (Community Center, 851 Celebration Avenue)
  • November 18, 2014 (Bohemian Hotel)
  • December 16, 2014 (Bohemian Hotel)
  • January 20, 2015
  • February 17, 2015
  • March 17, 2015
  • April 21, 2015
  • May 19, 2015
  • June 16, 2015
  • July 21, 2015
  • August 18, 2015
  • September 15, 2015

 

Fiscal Year 2016 Workshop Schedule

Workshops are generally held on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Beginning January, workshops will be held at the District's facility and offices, 313 Campus Street, unless noted otherwise.

  • October 13, 2015 (Community Center, 851 Celebration Avenue)
  • November 10, 2015 (Library, 305 Campus Street)
  • December 8, 2015 (Library, 305 Campus Street)
  • January 12, 2016 (Bohemian Hotel, 700 Bloom Street, meeting room Sabal Two)
  • February 9, 2016
  • March 8, 2016
  • April 12, 2016
  • May 10, 2016 (canceled)
  • June 14, 2016
  • July 12, 2016
  • August 9, 2016 (canceled)
  • September 13, 2016

Monthly Articles in the Celebration News

The Celebration CDD submits articles to each monthly edition of the Celebration News, which is prepared and distributed by CROA. These articles are intended to address issues that affect residents and the District. You can visit CROA's website for the full editions of these newsletters (Celebration News) or visit our Records page for just the District's articles.

You will also want to check out the safety and traffic articles in the Celebration News that are submitted by Deputy Jerry Weiland, who was hired through the Osceola County Sheriff's Office to be Celebration's dedicated deputy to focus on traffic, patrols, and other safety aspects of our community.

Important Landscaping and Community Information

LANDSCAPING NOTES

  1. Be careful not over fertilize or over water your landscaping. There is already plenty of phosphate and nitrogen in the reclaimed irrigation water system. 
  2. Do not wash landscape clippings down the storm drain or allow your contractor to do so.  That additional organic matter is the primary contributor to the water quality challenges in Celebration. 
  3. If you use a landscape contractor, make sure they have a Green Industries Best Management Practices certification and a Limited Commercial Fertilization Application license. 

COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND REMINDERS

  1. It is not acceptable to put signs in the CCDD right-of-way without our permission. Our staff is authorized to remove signs that are not approved. 
  2. Exercise extra care when driving in our alleys.  These are not construction or property maintenance parking or work staging areas, nor are they high-speed cut throughs to get around slower traffic or stop signs.  There are often children at play in or near these alleys. 
  3. The speed limit in Celebration is 25 mph unless posted otherwise.
  4. Our stop signs in Celebration do mean stop.