• Crissy Stile

Upcoming City Council & Northeast CRA Meetings

First I have to apologize for missing my first ever City Council Meeting but it is unavoidable. My partner's father has passed away after a battle with cancer and we will fly to Maryland for his full military funeral, not returning until Wednesday. I will still provide a full recap although it may not be until Wednesday morning. Thank you for your understanding.

We begin at 5:30pm in the Community Building with two presentations:

  1. Art Commission's Presentation of Selected Mural Artists and Designs for Downtown Trash Compactor Enclosures. 120 submissions were received and the Public Arts Commission has selected the winning designs.

  2. Proclamation for Chief Robert Bell. City Council will recognize and honor Chief Bell's 27 years of service to the City of Mount Dora.

The Consent Agenda has two items for approval:

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes - July 7, 2020 City Council Budget Work Session

  2. Resolution 2020-97, Historic Marker for 404 N. Donnelly Street - This Historic Marker is requested for this building which was once home to The Bank of Mount Dora and Moon's Hardware.

We have two Action Items:

  1. Restatement of Resolution 2020-52, Local State of Emergency

  2. Restatement of Resolution 2020-130, Specific Safety Requirements related to COVID-19 face coverings

There are five Resolutions:

  1. Resolution 2020-104, Petition to Vacate a Portion of Hillcrest Court at Summit Ave. The owners of the property on Summit Ave at Hillcrest Court near Lake Franklin have petitioned the City to vacate this portion of Hillcrest Court. There is a water utility line there that would need to be relocated but there is no cost to the City since our own employees will do the work. Long before the current owners purchased their home a garage was built partially on this easement, not the fault of the current owners. The current owners have offered to donate a new utility easement to allow for the relocation of the existing water line.

  2. Resolution 2020-116, Approval of Rankings for RFQ 20-GS-014-Appraisal Services-Land and Real Property and Authorization to Negotiate. Seven firms bid for this RFQ and they have been ranked. Council is being asked to approve the ranking of these firms and allow City staff to begin negotiations with the three highest ranked firms which are: 1. Edwin Barfield, LLC.; 2. Eminent Valuations, PLLC and 3. The Urban Group

  3. Resolution 2020-38, Approval of Styrofoam and Plastic Products Policy. This Policy will prohibit the sale or use of styrofoam, plastic straws and plastic bags by City Contractors or Permitees at Special Events or on City Property. This does NOT apply to privately owned restaurants or merchants.

  4. Resolution 2020-76, Mabel Norris Reese Sculpture Placement and Agreement. The Mabel Norris Reese sculpture is complete. City Council is asked to approve its location in Sunset Park. The Public Arts Commission generously donated $1,400 to reach the necessary goal to purchase the proper stand for the sculpture.

  5. Resolution 2020-106, Acceptance of the St. John's River Water Management District (SJRWMD) Grant for Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) #1 Rehab Project. This is a $7,000,000 complete rehabilitation of WWTP #1. City Council is asked to accept this grant of up to $1,500,000 towards the cost of the rehab.

We have one Ordinance:

  1. First Reading of Ordinance 2020-13, Final PUD for Eudora Groves. This property is currently orange groves behind Wal-Mart along Eudora Rd. The proposed PUD will include 154 dwelling units: a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 2 and 3 bedroom villas. Amenities will include a dog park, picnic pavilion, fitness center, fountains, a walking trail and a clubhouse. The developer opted to combine the Preliminary Phase with the Final Phase to have this project approved as a Final PUD. There will be a Second, and final, Reading if/when the First Reading is passed.

After the City Council Agenda we immediately reconvene as the Northeast Community Redevelopment Agency Board for two items:

  1. Resolution 2020-110 (Northeast CRA) Approval of Purchase Agreement with Saving Faith Baptist Church. The Northeast CRA Advisory Committee has recommended the purchase of this property, just over one half an acre on Lincoln Ave between Gorham and Clayton. Purchase price is $60,000. The intent of the Redevelopment Agency is to use this property for affordable housing.

  2. Resolution 2020-133 (Northeast CRA) Approval of Rankings and Authorization for RFQ Northeast Stormwater Masterplan. An RFQ was issued to seek proposals from qualified engineering firms to complete a Stormwater Masterplan for the Northeast CRA District. The governing board (City Council) is asked to approve the rankings and allow City Staff to enter into negotiations with the top ranked firm, Cribb Philbeck Weaver Group (CPWG).

Thank you, as always, for your attention. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this agenda, or anything else City related, please reach out anytime. Happy to help. Stay safe and take care.

Crissy Stile

Mount Dora City Councilmember At Large



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