Upcoming City Council Meeting - Tuesday, July 21, 2020
We begin in the Community Building at 5:30pm with two presentations.
Loch Leven Alternative Recycling Program - The current Waste Management collection trucks seem to be causing unnecessary amounts of wear to the streets in Loch Leven (private streets). The HOA has worked with Waste Management to come up with a potential solution that will go into effect on August 1, 2020. This pilot program involves using a Waste-to-Energy truck with a smaller wheel base that will pick up both recycling and trash in one pass. The refuse collected will be hauled directly to a Waste-to-Energy facility where both garbage and recycling would receive a 50% recycling credit for the production of energy.
Ceremonial Pinning and Recognition of Deputy Fire Chief Rich Loewer - An opportunity to recognize Deputy Chief Loewer's promotion.
The Consent Agenda has four items for approval:
Resolution 2020-90, Approval of an Ordinance Exemption for a fireworks display on August 14, 2020. City staff is proposing a fireworks display, similar to that of the New Year's Eve display, at 9pm on August 14th. The cost of the fireworks display is $5,000
Resolution 2020-107, Florida Department of Transportation State Highway Lighting, Maintenance and Compensation Agreement. This agreement allows the City of Mount Dora to maintain the lighting system along Hwy 441. These are street lights, not traffic lights. The City will compensated at a rate of $300/year per light x 90% (the minimum percentage of lights that must be burning at all times) x the number of lights for a total of $19,986.66. Each year the rate will increase by 3% and the term of this contract is seven years.
City Council Minutes to be presented on August 4, 2020
Resolution 2020-112, COVID-19 Statement of Principles Mutual Aid Agreement. During hurricane season municipalities will offer, or request, mutual aid from time to time. This agreement simply ensures health screenings and the requirements for proper personal protective equipment to be provided for crews working to help other municipalities.
We have two Action Items:
Restatement of Resolution 2020-52, Local State of Emergency
Restatement of Resolution 2020-128, Pertaining to Face Coverings
We have four Resolutions for vote:
Resolution 2020-76, Mabel Norris Reese Sculpture Placement and Agreement. City Council is being asked to approve the placement of the Mabel Norris Reese sculpture in Sunset Park. There is no cost to the City.
2. Resolution 2020-105, Purchase of a Bucket Truck from Altec Industries, Inc. Our current bucket truck, utilized for tree trimming and tree removal, has been in operation for 15 years. At this point the cost of repairs is too great. Replacement is recommended at a cost of $183,686
3. Resolution 2020-111, Reimbursement Agreement among Duke Energy Florida, City of Mount Dora, Florida Municipal Power Pool and Orlando Utilities Commission. Recall that our agreement with Duke Energy (DEF) to provide power to our City ends on December 31, 2020 and our new provider is Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC). In order to properly transfer the 24 MW load from the DEF Balancing Authority to OUC's Balancing Authority there may be some system modifications required. Based on other City's costs to undergo these changes the cost can range from $4,000 - $10,000.
4. Resolution 2020-115, Approval of Rankings of Real Estate Brokers and Authorization to Negotiate. City Council is being asked to approve the Real Estate Broker rankings and authorize negotiations for services with the top two ranked firms. The rankings are: 1. Colliers International South Florida, LLC; 2. Redevelopment Management Associates. LLC; 3. Edwin R. Barfield, LLC; 4. JLL
We have one Ordinance:
Final Reading of Ordinance 2020-11, Northeast Community Redevelopment Agency Redevelopment Plan of 2020. This is the final reading to adopt the revised plan.
We have one Discussion Item
City Council Meeting Scheduling Conflict in October - Discussion to consider moving the October 6, 2020 City Council meeting to another date because of a conflict with National Night Out. Every year this nationally recognized Police Department event falls on the first Tuesday in October and is well attended by the community as well as our community leaders. Potential new dates for the October 6th meeting are: October 8th, October 14th or October 15th.
Thank you for taking the time to be involved. If you have any questions or concerns about anything on this agenda feel free to reach out to me anytime.
Mount Dora City Councilmember At Large