• Crissy Stile

Recap of July 7, 2020 City Council Meeting

We began at 5:30pm in the Community Building with two presentations by the Mayor. First we celebrated the upcoming birthday of one of our City's oldest veterans, Buzz Turner. Mr. Turner, a Navy man, will turn 95 on Friday and was celebrated as a true hero. Mayor Hoechst then explained that due to COVID-19 the 2018-1019 State of the City Address would not be a community event as it typically is but is instead available on the City's website.

The Consent Agenda had four items for approval. The Consent Agenda was approved unanimously.

  1. Resolution 2020-77, Robin Street Property Lease Agreement - Amendment #2

  2. Resolution 2020-99.Award Agreement to GRESCO Supply, Inc. to purchase Transformers

  3. Resolution 2020-101, Andrews Technology Time and Attendance for BS&A

  4. Approval of Meeting Minutes

a. June 16, 2020 Regular City Council

b. June 16, 2020 Northeast CRA Governing Board

We had five Resolutions for individual discussion and vote:

  1. Resolution 2020-79, Approval of Task Authorization Amendment #1 and Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for Lincoln Ave Pool - Phase 1. This was approved with a 7-0 vote. The pool should reopen this Monday after a couple of positive COVID-19 cases caused the pool to close last month. The pool will close on or around August 10th for renovations and will reopen in November.

  2. Resolution 2020-83, Approval of Agreement with Tampa Crane & Body Acquisition, LLC for the purchase of a replacement crane for utility crane truck. This was approved 7-0.

  3. Resolution 2020-92, Dora Plaza (Commercial) Replat. This was approved 7-0

  4. Resolution 2020-102, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing mechanism for the Florida Resiliency and Energy District. This was approved 7-0

  5. Resolution 2020-103, Extending Special Code Advisory Committee. This was approved 6-1, Councilmember Burtnett voted against.

On Monday, the Mayor had added an Action Item to the agenda to discuss Face Masks. Tonight after much discussion City Council adopted Resolution 2020-128 to require face masks to be worn inside public places in the City of Mount Dora. Here are the particulars:

A. This regulation is intended as a measure to seek voluntary compliance.

B. Face Covering as used herein shall mean a uniform piece of material that securely covers a person's nose and mouth and remains affixed in place without the use of one's hands.

C. Individuals are encouraged to reserve medical and surgical face masks, such as "N95" masks or similar medical or surgical masks for health care personnel and other first responders with the greatest need for such personal protective equipment.

D. Every person working, living, visiting or doing business in the City of Mount Dora is required to wear a face covering, consistent with the current CDC Guidelines while inside any public place.

E. Every person utilizing or operating public transit vehicles and vehicles for hire should wear face coverings.

F. Every person working, living, visiting or doing business in the City of Mount Dora must practice social distancing by staying at least six (6) feet apart while in a public place.

G. Face coverings are not required outdoors.

H. Face coverings shall not be required for the following persons:

  1. Persons under the age of two (2) years;

  2. Persons for whom a face covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition of disability;

  3. Persons working in a business or profession who are not interacting with the public and who are able to maintain social distancing from co-workers;

  4. Persons working in or within portions of a business or profession who do not have face to face interaction with others;

  5. Persons exercising while maintaining social distancing.

We had one Ordinance:

  1. First Reading of Ordinance 2020-11, Northeast Community Redevelopment Agency Redevelopment Plan of 2020. This passed 7-0.

Future Meetings:

  • July 21, 2020 - 5:30pm Regular Meeting

  • July 27, 2020 - 6pm Joint Session Northeast CRA and City Council at MLK Center

  • July 28, 2020 - 9am Budget Work Session, Community Building

  • July 28, 2020 - 5:15pm Special Session to Set Tentative Millage Rate

  • August 4, 2020 - 5:30pm Regular Meeting

  • August 18, 2020 - 5:30pm Regular Meeting

  • August 25, 2020 - 9am Budget Work Session

Thank you so much for taking the time to stay involved. Please stay safe.

Crissy Stile

Mount Dora City Councilmember At-Large


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