• Crissy Stile

Upcoming City Council Meetings - November 3, 2020

This will be my final upcoming meeting notification. I want to thank you all so much for taking the time to be involved in what's happening in our great City. It has been my absolute pleasure to serve as your At-Large Councilmember for the last two years. I hope to be able to continue to serve you all and continue with these notifications at the State level. 🤞

Because of the election, our regular City Council meeting begins at 2pm in the Community Building. FYI, City Council will move back to City Hall Chambers beginning in December.

We begin with a Construction Projects Update

Consent Agenda:

1. Resolution 2020-75, Ocala Mountain Bike Association (OMBA) Contract & Trail Improvements. Per contract requirements the City and OMBA must review the terms of our contract every two years. City staff recommends renewing the contract with OMBA.

2. Resolution 2020-172, Acceptance of Awarded Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) Grant for Lincoln Community Pool Renovation. The City has been awarded a $200,000 matching grant for renovations to the Lincoln Pool. City Council is asked to accept the grant.

3. Approval of Meeting Minutes

-October 20, 2020 Work Session City Council

-October 20, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting

-October 20, 2020 NECRA Governing Board

-October 20, 2020 CRA Governing Board

-October 20, 2020 Special Session

Action Items:

1. Restatement of Resolution 2020-138, Specific Safety Requirements related to COVID-19 face coverings

2. Resolution 2020-163, Repealing of Resolution 2020-52 and extension of Resolution 2020-138; Providing Temporary Fee and Rate Reduction and In-applicability of Emergency Event Response Pay for Duration of the State of Emergency


1. Resolution 2020-151, Lake Gertrude "Protection with Connection" grinder pump program in unincorporated Lake County. The City and County have worked together to make improvements along Lake Gertrude to ultimately improve water quality. There are 17 homes on Sylvan Point Drive that battle high water table issues mostly because these homes use septic tanks as opposed to being connected to City sewer. The County has installed a low pressure sewer main which will allow these homes to connect to the City's sewer system as their septic tanks fail. The County no longer issues permits for septic tanks because of the negative environmental impacts. Part of this Resolution forgives the impact fee to connect to the City's sewer system saving each homeowner approximately $1,000 if they connect to the City's sewer system by October 2021. These 17 homes are outside of City limits.


1. Final Reading of Ordinance 2020-12, Land Development Code Amendment - Sign Code. This is the final reading to adopt the new Sign Code that was worked on for over a year by the Special Sign Committee and our City Attorney.

City Manager Report and Update

Advisory Board Appointments

Future Meeting Dates

- November 17, 2020 5:30pm, Regular Meeting

- December 1, 2020 5:30pm, Regular Meeting

- December 8, 2020 1:30pm, Work Session

- December 15, 2020 5:30pm, Regular Meeting

We adjourn the regular meeting and reconvene as the Community Redevelopment Agency Board for three Discussion Items:

  1. Resolution 2020-175 (CRA), Commercial Visual Improvement Program (CVIP) Grant for Royellou 440, LLC. The board is asked to approve a $10,000 matching grant for facade improvements to the old warehouse building in Royellou alley next to the Historic Museum.

  2. Resolution 2020-176 (CRA), High Value Job Creation Program (HVJCP) Grant Agreement with Steamroller Studios, LLC. Steamroller Studios plans to hire an additional 55 employees over the next year. This Resolution continues to provide a $2,500 grant for each employee hired so long as that employee remains employed for three years. If all 55 employees are hired the impact to the budget would be $137,500 however the account balance is currently $99,000 so the maximum that Steamroller can receive as part of the HVJCP grant for 2020-2021 is $99,000.

  3. Resolution 2020-177 (CRA), Commercial Visual Improvement Program (CVIP) Grant for 138 East 5th Avenue. The Mount Dora Center for the Arts is requesting a matching facade grant in the amount of $3,786.85. MDCA is looking to improve the sidewalk, curbing and brick work on the facade to redirect rainwater away from the building. Currently, rainwater seeps into the wall and has caused interior damage to the gallery walls.

We adjourn the CRA meeting and reconvene as the Northeast Community Redevelopment Agency Board for two Discussion Items:

  1. Resolution 2020-174 (Northeast CRA), Approval of Purchase Agreement with Sound Doctrine Ministries. Sound Doctrine Ministries has offered to sell 4 adjoining parcels to the City for the potential site of a recreation center or for affordable housing. These four parcels make up 1.07 acres of vacant land. The appraised value of all 4 parcels is $143,000, the owner has offered to sell for $160,000 plus closing costs. The total cost would not exceed $165,000

  2. Resolution 2020-173 (Northeast CRA), Approval of Purchase Agreement with Richard Jr. and Carrie Ann Schuessler. This parcel is 0.15 acres and currently has two rental homes on the property. The appraised value is $123,000, the property owner has offered to sell for $115,000 plus closing costs. The total cost will not exceed $120,000.

If I can answer any questions at all please reach out any time. Thank you.

Crissy Stile

Mount Dora City Councilmember At-Large



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