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solson@casselberry.org <br /> <br />City of Casselberry <br /> <br />NEWS RELEASE <br /> <br /> <br />95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry, Florida 32707 <br /> <br />Steve Olson • Community Relations • (407) 262-7700 ext 1128 • Fax (407) 262-7745 <br /> <br />solson@casselberry.org <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Casselberry Commission News <br /> <br /> <br />Casselberry, Fl., January 16, 2008 – Transportation and lakes management issues topped Monday <br />night’s Casselberry City Commission meeting. <br /> <br />Commissioners heard a report on the progress of the lakes aquatic plant management program, <br />which includes the removal of invasive species from in and around local lakes and then following up <br />with re-vegetation by using native plants. The plan also calls for notification and education of citizens <br />living around the lakes that are affected. The commission also approved an additional $27,500 be <br />spent for continued large-scale harvesting of invasive aquatic plants from Middle Lake Triplet. <br /> <br />Commissioners also selected an engineering firm, Kimley-Horn and Associates, to assist with the <br />planning and establishment of a transportation concurrency exception area. If the State approves the <br />exemption area, it will allow the City to modify its response with regard to traffic capacity numbers on <br />roads in the Community Redevelopment Area, including the site of the planned City Center, which will <br />help in the development of this downtown area. <br /> <br />In another transportation matter, the City Commission passed a resolution in support of “expeditious” <br />funding and completion of the U.S. Highway 17-92 interchange at State Road 436 as well as the <br />widening of U.S. Highway 17-92 from Shepard Road to Lake Mary Boulevard. <br /> <br />And finally, City Clerk Thelma McPherson announced her retirement, effective June 1, 2008. <br />McPherson has been with the City of Casselberry for 28 years, with many of those years as the City <br />Clerk. McPherson thanked the Commissioners for allowing her to serve the citizens of the City of <br />Casselberry. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> ### <br />www.casselberry.org <br />