Recap of the August 15, 2023 Regular City Council Meeting

Mount Dora City Council

Mount Dora City Hall Board Room

510 North Baker Street

Mount Dora, Florida 32757

August 15, 2023, 6:00 PM


1. Mount Dora Fun Fact - The Golden Triangle Shopping Center merchants held a back to school Fish-a-thon in Lake TEM which is the pond in front of the shopping center. The name TEM stands for Tavares, Eustis and Mount Dora (the golden triangle). Students won trophies, bikes and school supplies based on the size of fish they caught.

2. Pink Tea Proclamation - This is the 20th Annual Pink Tea Event to raise money to provide free mammograms. This year’s event is August 26th at 2 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Dora.

3. Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Audit Presentation by MSL CPAs & Advisors

CONSENT AGENDA - Item #6 was pulled for further discussion by Mayor Stile. The remaining Consent Agenda items were approved with a 7-0 voice vote.

1. Request Approval of the Piggyback Agreement Between the City of Mount Dora and Tampa Armature Works, Inc. Related to Motor Repair Services

2. Request Approval of the Agreement for the Project Archivist Grant with the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources

3. Request Approval of Amendment 1 to the Piggyback Agreement Between the City of Mount Dora and Guardian Equipment, Inc. for Chemical Feed Systems Maintenance and Repair Parts

4. Request Approval to Execute Engagement with Fisher & Phillips, LLP for Legal Representation of the City of Mount Dora for Union Negotiations and Union-related Matters

5. Request Approval of Renewal Proposal for Reinsurance with Florida Blue

**6. Request Approval of Task Authorization with Faden Builders for 5th Avenue ADA Sidewalk Improvements. - This item was pulled by Mayor Stile for further discussion. A motion was made to table this item until the September 7, 2023 Regular City Council Meeting so that a tree expert could present options for shade trees to be planted after sidewalk improvements are made. Crepe myrtles are what is currently proposed. This passed 7-0.

7. Request Approval of Change Order for PO 23-2000 with C.A.P Government Inc., for On-Call Building Inspection Services

8. Request Approval to Apply for the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Grants and Request Authorization for the Mayor to Sign the Application Once Complete

9. Request Approval to Waive Fees for Use of the Donnelly Park Building by Empty Bowls

10. Request Approval of Meeting Minutes

-July 24, 2023 Budget Workshop Minutes



1. Request approval of First Reading of Ordinance No. 2023-11, Land Development Code Amendment. At the request of staff, a Motion was made to table this item until the September 7, 2023 Regular City Council Meeting to include additional changes to the Land Development Code which were suggested by the Planning Commission and inadvertently left out of the version presented. This passed 7-0.

2. Request Adoption of Resolution No. 2023-30, Approving Financial Support for Lake Cares, Inc. This passed 7-0.

3. Request Adoption of Resolution No. 2023-32, Safe Place Initiative. This passed 7-0


1. Lobbyist Update



• Monday, August 28, 2023, 6:00 PM, Special Meeting: Mount Dora Groves South Annexation

• Monday, August 28, 2023, 6:30 PM, City Council Final Budget Workshop

• Thursday, August 31, 2023, 6:00 PM, City Council Shade Meeting

• Thursday, September 7, 2023, 6:00 PM, City Council Regular Session

ADJOURNMENT - approximately 7:50 pm

Thank you for keeping up with what’s happening at City Hall. Should you have any questions at all feel free to reach out to me or any members of your City Council.

Crissy Stile

Mayor, City of Mount Dora


The foregoing is the Mayor’s recap of certain discussions taken place at the Regular City Council Meeting held on August 15, 2023. The information expressed in this message is meant to be a factual summary of events. If you have questions about the statements herein, please do not hesitate to contact Mayor Crissy Stile at