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The Winter Springs Connection is an ongoing series of conversations featuring "news you can use" about our community. We'll have regular updates from different departments in the City as well as from our elected officials and other community leaders. You can stream each episode of The Winter Springs Connection from this page or subscribe to the podcast.

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On-Demand Podcast Episodes

City Projects Update

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City Engineer Brian Fields
October 28th 2010

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In this podcast, City Engineer Brian Fields provides listeners with an update on all of the various construction projects going on in the city. He also describes what to do if you think that your street is ready for resurfacing.

Hometown Harvest

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Chris Carson
October 18th 2010

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One of Winter Springs' signature events is the Hometown Harvest, a family-friendly celebration that's got something for everyone. The upcoming 5th annual edition of the event promises a Hometown Harvest that's bigger and better than ever. In this podcast, Chris Carson from the city's Parks and Recreation department provides a preview of what you can expect.

Beautification (Steven Richart)

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Steven Richart
September 14th 2010

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One of the things that residents most appreciate about Winter Springs is the fact that it's such an attractive, well-maintained city. But the city's focus on beautification does more than provide agreeable aesthetics, it also enhances property values and the quality of life. The City's Urban Beautification Manager, Steven T. Richart, explains the city's approach to making Winter Springs a beautiful place to live.

The Citizens Advisory Committee

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Chief Kevin Brunelle
August 30th 2010

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The Winter Springs Police Department takes pride in how closely it works with residents to keep the the city's crime rate the lowest in Seminole County. A key component of that relationship is the department's Citizens Advisory Committee. In this podcast, Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle discusses the CAC and its role in keeping our city safe.

Effective City Communication (Part 2)

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City Manager Kevin Smith
August 9th 2010

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In Part Two of his interview, Winter Springs City Manager Kevin Smith discusses the most important aspect of communications between the city and its residents, describing the ways in which residents can interact with city staff and elected officials. Kevin makes it clear that resident input is always welcome at City Hall and describes how easy it is to make contact with anyone who works for the city.

Effective City Communication (Part 1)

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City Manager Kevin Smith
August 3rd 2010

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Your Mayor and City Commission strongly believe that effective communication between the City of Winter Springs and its residents is essential. In this podcast, the first of a two part interview, City Manager Kevin Smith addresses outbound communications, describing the various mechanisms the city uses to make sure that all residents have easy and timely access to all the information they need about what's going on in the city.

e-Services for Homeowners, Business Owners and Contractors

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Customer Service Manager Kim Trench
July 23rd 2010

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Not too long ago, homeowners, business owners, and builders had to visit City Hall if they wanted to get anything done. Today, Winter Springs offers an impressive array of e-Services online that make doing business with the city easier and more convenient than ever. Winter Springs' Customer Service Center manager, Kim Trench, explains it all in this informative podcast.

 

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Water Conservation

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Water Conservation Coordinator Stephanie Wolfe
July 7th 2010

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If there's one area in which the city touches the lives of its residents, it's the safe, reliable delivery of water... our most basic resource. In this podcast, Stephanie Wolfe, Winter Springs' Water Conservation Coordinator, outlines what the city is doing to make sure that clean, safe, affordable water is available for Winter Springs residents on a sustainable basis. She outlines the free city services that are available for residents who want to moderate their water usage, save money, and make a difference.

Celebration of Freedom 2010

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Event Coordinator Chris Carson
June 29th 2010

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Winter Springs' Celebration of Freedom has become one of Central Florida's premier Fourth of July events. People come to Central Winds Park from all over the area to take part in the festivities and this year's gathering promises to be one of the best yet. In this podcast, Winter Springs Recreation Supervisor and Event Coordinator, Christopher Carson, describes what the 2010 edition of this terrific event holds in store for attendees.

Hurricane Preparedness

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Lt. Matt Tracht
June 18th 2010

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Forecasters believe that the 2010 Hurricane Season has the potential to be a particularly active one. In this podcast, Winter Springs Police Lieutenant Matt Tracht explains what you can do now to make sure that you and your family are as safe and secure as possible over the next few months. Even if you've been through Hurricane Season before, these tips are a great resource for making sure you're prepared for whatever weather comes our way.

Serving The City

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City Clerk Andrea Lorenzo-Luaces
June 10th 2010

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Living in a city like Winter Springs means that there's ample opportunity for any resident who wants to get involved in helping to make our city a better place to live. In this podcast, Winter Springs City Clerk, Andrea Lorenzo-Luaces, outlines the many opportunities that are available for anyone who has an interest in volunteering time and lending expertise to serve the city.

Are You Okay?

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Chief Kevin Brunelle
May 4th 2010

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Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle talks about three initiatives his department is undertaking to make the city safer. In this second of two parts, Chief Brunelle talks about Are You Okay and the Lock Box program, two initiatives aimed primarily at our senior citizens.

Lock It Or Lose It

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Chief Kevin Brunelle
May 4th 2010

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Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle talks about three initiatives his department is undertaking to make the city safer. In this first of two parts, Chief Brunelle talks about Lock It Or Lose It, an initiative designed to cut down on crime.

City Projects

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City Engineer Brian Fields
May 4th 2010

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Winter Springs' City Engineer, Brian Fields, provides an overview of the major construction projects underway in the city.

Hound Ground

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Parks Director Chuck Pula
May 4th 2010

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Chuck Pula, head of Winter Springs' Parks and Recreation Department, talks about The Hound Ground, Winter Springs' brand new leash-optional dog park.

Seminole Way

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Mayor John Bush
May 4th 2010

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Winter Springs Mayor John F. Bush describes Seminole Way, an ambitious initiative that just might change the face of the city. Mayor Bush explains what Seminole Way is all about, how it will affect the city, and what residents can do to support it.

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