Virtual meetings keep us updated; traffic study requested; neighborhoods cooperated to aid isolated family

LAKE LAWSONA/FERN CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

August brings us all to the middle of summer and what we hope is (at least) the middle of this pandemic. The residents of our community hope you are well and finding activities to keep your family safely occupied.

The Lake Lawsona/Fern Creek Neighborhood Association held its first virtual membership meeting on July 14 and welcomed neighbors both in person at the Langford Park Community Center and virtually through our first Zoom call option. Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan and Orlando Police Officer Eddie Rosado also participated virtually from their homes and updated residents on the latest information of interest on our community.

Officer Rosado reported we had 99 “calls for service” in June 2020 compared to 129 calls in June 2019. Official police reports were similar in number from last year, with 12 cases in June. There were three vehicle burglaries in our community in June, the same as last year.

Commissioner Sheehan and Officer Rosado have always been great partners with our association, and we appreciate their contributions each quarter.

The association recently submitted a request to the Orlando Traffic Engineering Department to conduct a traffic study along Central Boulevard from Bumby Avenue to Brown Avenue to evaluate traffic speeds and other metrics to see if additional signals or signage can improve the safety of pedestrians and neighborhood residents along this road used by many types of vehicles.

We were happy to partner with residents from Colonialtown North over the past few weeks to provide support to a neighborhood family that was in isolation due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis that prevented them from shopping. We had a great response from both neighborhoods to assist this family. Many thanks to all who participated.

We encourage residents to register for our neighborhood newsletter by registering on our website or contacting me in person. Memberships are encouraged by all residents of the community — this is a neighborhood association, not a homeowner’s association.

We continue to offer free face masks to residents who may need them. If we can help you with this need, please make a request by contacting me at president.llfcna@gmail.com.

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