Pictured below are the allee elm replacements recommended by Tom MacCubbin.
Pictured below are the allee elm replacements recommended by Tom MacCubbin.
The Celebration CDD continues to move forward with hurricane repairs and cleanup.
The Board awarded a contract at the November 21, 2017, meeting for removal of tree stumps. Contracts were also awarded to remove any leaning trees that present a safety issue. Other leaning trees that are not a safety issue and have a strong root source will remain.
Mr. Tom MacCubbin, a well-known urban horticulturist (link to his web page http://betterlawns.com/abouttom.asp), has made a recommendation for tree replacements. Over the next couple months, the recommendations Mr. MacCubbin has made will be communicated to the community.
Check the website for further updates or contact the District office at 407-566-1935 with any specific questions or concerns.
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.
Update regarding the Celebration CDD's work efforts for hurricane cleanup:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
p 407.422.7159 x216 | c 440.289.4632 | f 407.425.6428
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
East Side of Damask – Odd Numbers
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.