Recap of City Council Meeting, Tuesday, October 6, 2020
We began at 5:30pm in the Community Building with a Construction Projects Update.
Consent Agenda. Items 2 and 3 were pulled for discussion (Stile), the other two items were approved with a voice vote.
BESH changes name to BESH Halff
Resolution 2020-126, Purchasing Policy. The vote was 4-3 (Stile, Tucker, Burtnett) to approve this policy after some discussion in opposition to the City Manager's threshold for expenditure approval, without Council's approval, being raised from $35,000 to $50,000.
Resolution 2020-127, Fund Balance Policy. This passed 7-0 after further information was provided by the Finance Director.
Approval of Meeting Minutes - September 24, 2020 City Council Meeting
Restatement of Resolution 2020-138, Specific Safety Requirements related to COVID-19 face coverings. No further discussion or changes.
Resolution 2020-14, Spring Harbor Boulevard Marketplace (Commercial) Replat. Passed 7-0
Resolution 2020-142, Approval of Solar Purchase Power Agreement and Site License to provide solar energy to the City of Mount Dora. Passed 7-0
Resolution 2020-150, Approval of CPH, Inc. Task Authorization for Transportation Master Plan. Passed 7-0
Resolution 2020-158, Hilltop Drainage Improvement Project. Passed 7-0
Approval of Resolution 2020-166, Public Private Partnership (P3) Policy. Passed 7-0 with two amendments to the Resolution: 1. The application fee for an unsolicited P3 proposal will be $5,000 instead of $25,000 and 2. The Mayor will be part of the analysis of each proposal as opposed to leaving it solely on the City Manager to make decisions about a potential project.
Final Reading of Ordinance 2020-16, Cemetery Ordinance. Passed 7-0
First Reading of Ordinance 2020-12, Land Development Code Amendment - Sign Code. Passed 7-0
First Reading of Ordinance 2020-18, Simpson Family Partnership, Ltd. Annexation. Passed 7-0 with one addition. Mr. Bob Simpson requested that the City name this new street after his grandfather. It will be named JW Simpson Way.
Thank you for your attention. If I can help answer any questions please reach out any time at all.
PS-In other late breaking news my campaign for Florida House was endorsed by the Orlando Sentinel this evening. I am thrilled and humbled. Thank you. Endorsement here if you're interested.
Mount Dora City Councilmember At-Large