Recap of June 2, 2020 Regular Meeting
We began at 5:30pm in the Community Building with two presentations:
Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Study Update - We received quite a bit of information detailing what traffic calming measures will be suggested for certain key streets in town where dangerous driving has become an issue. A final report will be presented at a meeting in the near future for Council's approval. Suggested changes were: changing some speed bumps (the ones that are made for parking lots mainly) into speed humps (like on Old Eustis Rd); some speed humps made into a sharper hump but not necessarily a bump; in-street fluorescent crosswalk signs similar to those at 5th and Baker St.; additional crosswalks; curbing on roads that appear to be more rural which encourages a higher rate of speed (Limit Ave) and modified signage. The consultant made mention more than once that these measures have taken into account bicyclists and their safety in riding through our neighborhoods.
Transportation (Traffic) 101 - This presentation provided a lot of interesting information on traffic studies and the presenter recommended that our City come up with a Traffic Master Plan which helps the City guide development decisions and provides us the necessary tools to plan for responsible growth.
The Consent Agenda had two items and was approved unanimously.
Approval of Meeting Minutes - May 19, 2020 Regular meeting
Resolution 2020-81, School Resource Officer Agreement for School Year 2020-2021
We had two Resolutions for approval:
Resolution 2020-41, Preliminary Plat Cottages on 11th. This was approved 7-0 with the understanding that the developer made a statement that they will work with City Staff, in good faith, to replace the deciduous trees in their plan with trees that have leaves all year to create a year round buffer to sound and a blocked view to existing homes to the west.
Resolution 2020-63, Approval to Piggyback Lee County Contract with Asphalt Paving Systems, Inc. - This was approved 7-0
City Manager Discussion:
Construction Projects Update - Parking lot at 3rd & Baker has grass growing and the restroom facility will be installed before July 1st when the lot reopens. The Lincoln Pool is still on schedule to undergo a facelift this Summer including resurfacing the pool as well as replacing the entire filtration system.
July 4th - Fireworks -
A petition signed by nearly 60 people, mostly downtown merchants, was presented and two business owners spoke at the meeting in favor of allowing the annual tradition of fireworks to continue this year. Council agreed to allow the Mayor and City Manager to take the next two weeks to try to come up with a safe way to host the shortened fireworks show for people that feel safe enough to come out and enjoy the fireworks. This will be decided for certain at our next meeting on June 16th. Leesburg will have fireworks and Eustis will decide this week if they will have their fireworks show.
Amanda Kelley was unanimously appointed to our Historic Preservation Board.
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Mount Dora City Councilmember At-Large