Upcoming City Council Meeting, January 21, 2020
We begin at 5:30pm in City Hall with the Fire Department Pinning Ceremony. We have some promotions and some new hires to welcome to our Fire Department.
The Consent Agenda has three items. Remember, unless a Councilmember pulls an item from the Consent Agenda for further discussion, all items on the Consent Agenda are approved with one majority vote.
1. Resolution 2020-03, Waterman Village Street Sweeping Agreement. Much like the Agreement we saw some weeks back for Loch Leven, this Resolution allows the City's Street Sweeper access to the private roads of Waterman Village to clean the streets of as much debris as possible before it ends up in our stormwater drains. The residents of Waterman Village are assessed the same stormwater fees as all residents of the City of Mount Dora.
2. Resolution 2020-01, Amending the Agreement with the Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club. Currently the Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club has a 99 Year Lease with the City of Mount Dora for the property that is home to the Lawn Bowling Club. That lease expires (long after you and I do) in 2096. This amendment simply allows the City of Mount Dora to utilize the Clubhouse, and any additional part of the premises as needed, for any necessary and appropriate purpose-including as a "green room" for Special Events taking place in Evans Park. This Resolution mostly stemmed from the July 4th celebration in Evans Park last year. The weather leading up to the event was horrendous. Without the cooperation of the Lawn Bowling Club last year, heavy rains would have prevented the performers from being able to prepare themselves for the big event. This Resolution provides the City with an outlet for Special Events held in Evans Park so long as the Clubhouse is available on said dates.
3. Approval of Meeting Minutes
-December 17, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting
-December 17, 2019 Northeast CRA Board
-January 7, 2020, Regular City Council
We have three Resolutions for discussion and vote:
1. Resolution 2020-02, Real Property Exchange Agreement, Maxwell Windsor Property for Round Lake Road Lift Station Site. This Lift Station is the final piece to tie our existing utilities to the Wolf Branch Innovation District. The City owns land for the proposed lift station, but an additional easement from the parcel South of the railroad track is needed to shift the sewer utilities out of the proposed Lake County Round Lake right-of-way. The landowner was not interested in a purchase so a land swap has been negotiated. This comes at a cost to the City of $6,000 for the landowner's attorney's fees.
2. Resolution 2020-08, Approval of Task Authorization for Concept Plans and Design Services for Cauley Lott Park Renovation from GAI Community Solutions Group. City Council is being asked to approve Concept Plans and Design Services for Cauley Lott Park, at the corner of Highland and Pine. A matching grant of $200,000 was accepted by City Council in December 2019. The Design portion of this project, under this Resolution, to be completed by GAI comes at a cost not to exceed $46,810. The Scope of Work to be completed includes: Stakeholder meetings, concept plans, engineering and design documents and the permitting process.
3. Resolution 2019-177, Authorization to Negotiate a Power Supply Agreement to Meet the City's Energy Needs. The City's current Power Supply Contract with Duke Energy ends on December 31, 2020. The City opened an Invitation To Negotiate to Power Supply Companies that wish to be our Power Supplier. Eight companies responded along with two companies that responded with Solar Energy Power Supply. This Resolution requests that City Council approve the hired consultant, Fred Wilson and Associates, to begin negotiations with the top ranked Power Supply Company, Orlando Utilities Commission, and also to further pursue an interest in working with the top ranked Solar Provider, NovaSol Energy. Our new supplier's contract would be for 5 years and would begin on January 1, 2021. The City of Mount Dora's estimated Purchased Power Cost for 2019-2020 is $4,990,900.
We have two Ordinances for discussion and vote:
1. First Reading Ordinance 2020-03, Land Development Code Amendment pertaining to Bed and Breakfast Establishments. City Staff is suggesting that our Land Development Code as it pertains to Bed & Breakfast establishments be amended due to the constraints placed on B&B owners. Here are some of the ways surrounding neighbors will be impacted by this change as it is suggested: parking (on and off street), signage, frequency of events held at B&B's, overall code compliance, live-in requirements of the innkeeper, length of stay. If you live near a Bed & Breakfast Establishment in Mount Dora, or know someone who does, you may consider attending this meeting or reaching out to you City Councilmembers to share your thoughts.
2. Final Reading of Ordinance 2020-01, Change in Zoning Bristol Lakes, Phase II, LLC. This is the second and final reading for a change in zoning from Agriculture to R-3 (High Density Residential).
Advisory Board Appointments
Future Meeting Dates:
February 4, 2020, 5:30pm Regular Meeting
February 18, 2020, 5:30pm Regular Meeting
March 3, 2020, 5:30pm Regular Meeting
March 6, 2020, 8:00am Work Session - Finalize Strategic Planning and Discuss Budget Parameter for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, Community Building
March 17, 2020, 5:30pm Regular Meeting
As always, if you have any questions or need any clarification please reach out to me.