• Crissy Stile

Recap of City Council Meeting December 3, 2019

We began at 5:30pm in City Hall Council Chambers. Our new District 1 Councilmember was sworn into office.

We had two presentations, both by the W.T. Bland Public Library. Our Library Director, Cathy Lunday, wanted to publicly thank the three non-profit organizations that are responsible for paying for the Children's Remodel in the library. Cathy presented plaques to the Mount Dora Community Trust, the Friends of the Library and the Mount Dora Library Association. Lynn Gonzalez, the Children's Librarian then presented a new program at the Library called 1,000 books before Kindergarten. For more information please click here.

The Consent Agenda had one item and passed with by unanimous voice vote.

1. Resolution 2019-182, Acceptance of Materials Donations from the Friends of the Library, the Mount Dora Library Association and the Mount Dora Community Trust.

We had three Resolutions for vote. Resolution 2019-140, Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) Services-Fire Department: Approval of Pre-Construction Services Agreement was moved to a future date.

1. Resolution 2019-169, Transfer of Heim Field. Passed unanimously 6-0. Mr. Tucker was not present.

2. Resolution 2019-180, Solar II Project, Power Sales Contract between Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) and the City of Mount Dora. Passed 6-0 vote.

4. Resolution 2019-179, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) Engineering Services, Electric Utility Substation Communications Upgrade Project. Passed 6-0 vote.

Discussion Items:

1. Entertainment District Update-Update was given by Amy Jewell, Leisure Services Director. There have been no negative impacts downtown from a police standpoint now that open container drinks from restaurants/bars are allowed.

2. Downtown Parking Implementation Plan Update-Update was given by Planning Department that the City has received 48 new "uniform and internationally standardized" parking signs. Installation will begin this week and hopefully with the removal of the myriad of parking signs we have currently, it will be easier for residents and guests to find available parking spaces/lots downtown.

We had one Ordinance for vote. This item was moved up for discussion between the first and second Resolutions because so many residents were in attendance to make public comment.

1. First Reading of Ordinance 2019-20, Final PUD Cottages on 11th. After much discussion this Ordinance passed with a 4-2 vote. (Hoechst, Massey, Rolfson, Crail-Yes votes / Burtnett & Stile-No votes)

The meeting adjourned just before 10pm.

The next City Council Meeting is December 17, 2019 at 5:30pm

If you have any questions/comments please reach out anytime.

Crissy Stile



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