• Crissy Stile

Regular City Council Meeting Nov 5, 2019

Due to Election Day our meeting will begin at 2pm at City Hall.

We begin with a presentation from the Mount Dora Friends of the Environment.

There is nothing on the Consent Agenda. We move right into the nine Resolutions for discussion.

1. Resolution 2019-168, Approval of Call to Artists Policy. City Council is asked to approve this Policy to provide structure for implementing future projects and encourage a diversity of art throughout the City.

2. Resolution 2019-163, BESH, Inc. Master Plan Proposal for Utilities. The City's master plan hasn't been updated since 2007. This will provide a 5 year road map of utility improvements and update the comprehensive plan for the State. The cost of this Master Plan is $239,600

3. Resolution 2019-173, Street Sweeping Agreement with Loch Leven. Currently our street sweeper does not clean the streets in Loch Leven, a gated community. It is in the City's best interest to remove as much leaf vegetation and other debris from entering the City storm drains as possible. There is no budget impact since the residents of Loch Leven already pay stormwater fees.

4. Resolution 2019-175, Bellmore Enterprises Incorporated, Authorizing Task Order for Duct-line Work for the Perc Pond Underground Conversion Project. City Council is asked to approve a contract for installation of underground conduit as part of a conversion project. The City wishes to convert an existing overhead electric distribution three phase circuit to an underground duct line. This project is located in the Eudora Chase subdivision, across from the fruit stand next to Wal-Mart, on Eudora Rd. This conversion will eliminate safety issues and increase reliability to customers. Cost is $113,700

5. Resolution 2019-141, Architectural Design Services - Fire Department: Approval of Agreement. City staff has negotiated pricing with the top ranked firm, ADG, for design services of our three new fire stations. There are multiple phases of the design services. The cost of future phases cannot be determined until Phase I is complete. Cost of Phase I is not to exceed $62,780

6. Resolution 2019-167, Agreement with Hydro Corporation for Backflow Testing and Monitoring. To continue contracted back flow services, City Council is asked to approve a piggyback contract with Cooper City to utilize Hydro Corp for these services. Annual cost is $70,950

7. Resolution 2019-183, Adoption of the Wolf Branch Innovation District Implementation Plan. The County has adopted the Wolf Branch Innovation District Implementation Plan with an added footnote, "Nothing obligates any public sector funding nor does anything preclude public-private partnership funding for these roads". This Resolution is readopting the Plan with the County's added footnote.

8. Resolution 2019-174, Master Fee Schedule Updates. City Council spent a good portion of a Work Session, some months ago, going over the new Fee Schedule. This Resolution will adopt the new Fee Schedule to become effective upon approval.

9. Resolution 2019-171, Purchase of a Skid Steer.

The purchase of a Skid Steer is proposed for the Water Utility Department. This utility tool allows for quick response to the City's water, reclaimed and sewer system network. Purchase price is $76,000 (Photo is a generic Skid Steer-not necessarily the exact model proposed for purchase).


1. Final Reading of Ordinance No. 2019-13, Special Events. This is the final reading of the new Special Events Ordinance. Months of meetings with stakeholders, staff research and analysis has lead us to this final Special Events Ordinance. If this ordinance is adopted, new policies and procedures will allow the City to secure additional revenue for City events and more accurately track expenses for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses associated with Special Events. The City's General Fund will contribute approximately $293,000 for the operation of special events in fiscal year 2019-20.

2. Final Reading of Ordinance No 2019-19, Community Redevelopment Agency Redevelopment Plan of 2019. This is the final reading of the CRA Redevelopment Plan which includes solutions to challenges currently facing the Downtown CRA. A public meeting was held on August 7, 2019, with the consultant in attendance, to listen to concerns from residents and Downtown property and business owners. The purpose of this plan is to provide solutions and ideas to improve Downtown Mount Dora. To understand more about the Downtown CRA click here.

Future Meeting Dates:

November 19, 2019 - 5:30pm Regular Meeting

December 3, 2019 - 5:30pm Regular Meeting

December 17, 2019 - 5:30pm Regular Meeting

If you have any questions or need clarification on any of these items please email or call me. I'm happy to help you understand exactly what is happening at City Hall. There are no stupid questions. Understanding how City government operates takes patience and I'm happy to help, or find the answer when I can't be of help.

Crissy Stile



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