On October 16, 1895 one hundred sixty acres of land was sold by the United States of America to John Cummings. Later, on October 24, 1905 three people became "stockholders" of the property and it was called The Overstreet Turpentine Company. The business operated turpentine farms which included cutting and selling timber. In 1923 it became the Overstreet Investment Company dealing in real estate and by the 1930's it was being used as a dairy farm. In the late 1950's Carroll Ward sold the property to Winter Park Pines, Ltd. Then, in February 1964 easements were granted and our community was designated "residential only" with lot numbers assigned. The VA and FHA approved the sales price of the lots. The county issued a "Notice of Commencement" to start building homes on October 18, 1965. * This historical information courtesy of Pat & Terry Elsasser. Pines residents since 1985.
Meet The Board
Ever wonder who serves on the Winter Park Pines Community Association Board? Want to know more about the people who volunteer their time to make sure our community stays safe, beautiful and fun? We hope these bios will allow you to get to know these individuals a little better.
Your Winter Park Pines Orange County Sheriff’s Citizen on Patrol unit has patrolled the Pines more than80 hours in the month of April. These patrols have been at random times with a focus on “rush hours”. However, we have patrolled at most every time slot including the middle of the night on a Friday night. We have observed dramatic slowing of traffic when we are out along with nearly every driver using turn signals and coming to a complete stop at stop signs. Feel free to flag us down and let us know of any concerns. Safety and security is all of our responsibility. We have seen lots of homes who leave garage doors open and unattended even at 3AM. This, along with leaving items in your cars, is almost an invitation to steal. The Sheriff’s detectives tell us most thefts from garages and cars are crimes of opportunity. Many are committed by kids or young adults on foot or on bikes late at night or in the early morning hours. Most streets in the Pines only allow parking on one side of the street. Some of the signs are down and we are in the process of getting them replaced. Cars may be ticketed if parked on the no parking side. It is also illegal to park blocking the sidewalks. We wrote about 50% less tickets in April and hope that means more people are complying with our traffic rules and regulations. Code violations, however, were up from last month so this may be an area for people to try to be in compliance.
Please go to https://www.ocso.com/Portals/0/PDFs/Guide_to_Parking_Enforcement_0713.pdf for more information on parking regulations from Orange County.
We have four Officers trained and authorized to patrol the Pines. They are Janell Ray, Fran Frataccia and Jack Lokken.
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If you see our volunteers out patrolling, give them a wave!