Upcoming Tuesday, August 16, 2022 City Council Meeting

Mount Dora City Council

Mount Dora City Hall Board Room

510 North Baker Street

Mount Dora, Florida 32757

August 16, 2022, 6:00 PM


1. Request Approval of Change Order #1 for Mayer Electric (Fire Station #35). On February 2, 2022, the City issued a purchase order to Mayer Electric Supply Company in the amount of $48,572 for the owner-direct purchase of light fixtures and associated lighting materials.  Upon review by the CMAR (Construction Manager at Risk) project manager and City staff, it was determined that certain lighting fixtures and accessories were not carried forward on the revised construction drawings used to bid the lighting package.  Staff worked with Wharton-Smith and ADG to include lighting fixtures and accessories missed on the revised drawings and obtained an updated quote from Mayer.  The price increase exceeds 10% of the original purchase order, requiring City Council approval.

2. Request Approval of Change Order #1 for Ajax Building (Public Works Facility). The total fee approved for Pre-Construction Services as bid was $134,761.  Staff initially worked with ADG (project architects) and Ajax to design a public works administration building, warehouse with crew facilities, and ancillary structures.  Initial cost estimates exceeded bond funding and, due to changes in policy direction, management and market conditions, multiple iterations were subsequently developed, resulting in additional services rendered by Ajax. In its pre-construction bid, Ajax estimated $19,914 for staff time and materials.  Ajax has presented documentation confirming a total of $79,656.65 was incurred in staff time and materials during the pre-construction phase of this project, which represents a variance of $59,742.49 from the original bid.  In discussions with staff, Ajax has agreed to accept $40,000 for the additional work performed during pre-construction.  The price increase exceeds 10% of the original purchase order, requiring City Council approval.

3. Request Acceptance of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. The Mount Dora Police Department applied for a grant that requires no matching funds from the City. The grant has been awarded in the amount of $4,875. Upon funding, The City of Mount Dora Police department (MDPD) will use grant funds to purchase (4) electric bicycles.

4. Request Approval of Amendment 1 to the Agreement for All-Requirements Purchase and Sale of Electric Energy with Orlando Utilities Commission. This Amendment modifies the monthly fuel energy charge options, giving Mount Dora more flexibility in fuel costs. In return for this flexibility, the contract will be extended 3 more years at OUC's discretion. Based on load and fuel forecasts completed at the end of July, Mount Dora will save approximately $1,190,000 through the end of the year.

5. Request Approval of Meeting Minutes

-August 2, 2022 City Council Regular Session

-August 2, 2022 Northeast CRA Governing Board Regular Session


1. Request Approval of Final Reading of Ordinance No. 2022-40, Change in Zoning – Lake County Water Authority (Greenbelt Zoning). This is the second and final reading to approve this Ordinance. The Lake County Water Authority has assembled numerous parcels as a conservation (environmental) land area of the Wolf Branch Sink Preserve. The preserve is located at the east end of Robie Avenue, east of Highway 441 and south of State Road 46. The 154-acre preserve contains a small waterfall and active sink to an aquifer feature. These lands were recently annexed (Ordinance No. 2022-39 on June 21, 2022). The current County zoning districts are inconsistent with the property's land use and the current use of the property. Current zoning is County Light Manufacturing (LM) County R-1. The City's Greenbelt (GB) Zoning District is an appropriate assignment for conservation lands. There are no budgetary impacts on the City relative to the processing of the rezoning action.

2. Request Approval of Final Reading of Ordinance No. 2022-11, Annexation for Mt. Dora Hills, LLC, et al  (36.61 Acres). This is the second and final reading of this Ordinance. The applicant has petitioned the City for annexation for several parcels (36.61 acres) located south of SR 46 and east of Buttercup Lane. This action is for annexation only. The lands are eligible for annexation, contiguous to existing city limits adjacent to the south and located within the City/County Joint Planning Agreement (JPA) boundary. Annexation can occur adjacent to the railroad right-of-way. Master Fee Schedule Resolution No. 2022-03, adopted on January 18, 2022, allows for waiving fees as an annexation incentive program. The annexation application fee of $2,000.00 has been waived.

3. Request Approval of Final Reading of Ordinance No. 2022-15, Amending Ordinance 2021-01/Chapter 38, Article V, Public Parks and Recreation or as Otherwise Codified in the Code of Ordinances. This is the second and final reading of this Ordinance. A letter was sent to the Mayor dated June 12, 2022, from Florida Carry, Inc., (a non-profit organization which promotes gun rights in Florida) placing the City on notice that certain language within its recently adopted public parks and recreation ordinance/code, related to the discharge of fire arms, was pre-empted by State law.  The City Attorney brought the matter to the attention of Council at the next regularly scheduled meeting and instruction was given for an ordinance to be drafted repealing the portion of the City's Code containing the language to which Florida Carry had objected. In addition, recent legislation was passed allowing local governments to regulate smoking, other than non-filtered cigars, within parks and on beaches.  In reviewing the City's public parks and recreation code related to the fire arm language, it was determined that more stringent smoking regulations, consistent with prior City intentions, could now be imposed in the City's parks.  The additional revisions reflect the smoking regulations which are now permitted under Florida law.

4. Request Approval of Final Reading of Ordinance No. 2022-16, Amending Chapter 8, Animals, of the Code of Ordinances. This is the second and final reading of this Ordinance. On May 17, 2022, the City of Mount Dora approved an Interlocal Agreement with Lake County and the Sheriff of Lake County for the provision of animal control services within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Mount Dora.  The Agreement provides that Lake County/Sheriff of Lake County will enforce the Lake County Code related to animal control in the City of Mount Dora.  As such, it is imperative that the City adopt the Lake County Code for enforcement within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Mount Dora.  This Ordinance specifically adopts the Lake County Code in Mount Dora and repeals the portions of the City's Code which are inconsistent with the Lake County Code or which will still remain in force in the City through City forces separate and apart from the animal control efforts of Lake County/Sheriff of Lake County.

5. Request Approval of Resolution No. 2022-52, Establishing Temporary Waiver for Certain Reclaimed Water Meter Fees. City staff have received inquiries from residential homeowners requesting connections to the City's reclaimed central water line in an effort to provide water conservation opportunities. The waiver opportunity is for existing, platted and developed single-family residential lots wherein a reclaimed water meter was not installed at the time of issuance of the original certificate of occupancy for the residential structure on the lot. The City has determined that the temporary waiver of certain reclaimed water meter fees will encourage participation in the City's reclaimed water program in such cases for existing homeowners and will allow for a 6-month period to take advantage of this waiver program. All other reclaimed water meter impact fees and service fees remain in effect. Budget Impact: One 1-inch reclaim water meter is $466.20. Potential requests for the 180-day waiver period are anticipated to be minimal.

6. Request Approval of Resolution No. 2022-54, Establishing Temporary Waiver for Late Fee Penalties and Temporary One-Time Waiver for Delinquent Fees. City staff have received feedback from residents regarding the recent increase in utility bills due to rising natural gas prices. In order to provide fee relief to its customers, Staff proposes providing a temporary waiver of late fee penalties and a temporary one-time waiver of delinquent fees to its residential utility customers for a period of 180 days.  All other utility fees remain in effect.


1. Clarify revision to Exhibit E to the Agreement between the City of Mount Dora and Borrelli + Partners, Inc., for Design and Engineering for the Community Resource and Recreation Center.  This revision was made to clarify the timeline of the agreement that was approved by City Council at the August 2, 2022 regular meeting.

2. Scrivener's error revision to correct the figure representing the Rolled Back Rate in Resolution No. 2022-14. On July 19, 2022, Council approved Resolution No. 2022-41, setting a Maximum Millage Rate of 6.1000 mills for the fiscal year 2022-2023. The documentation attached to the resolution's agenda item included an error regarding the Rolled Back Rate. This correction will have no effect on the residents of Mount Dora, and the TRIM (Truth in Millage) notices received by Mount Dora residents will be without error. This item serves only to inform Council of the scrivener's error in the resolution, which has since been corrected.  All documentation submitted to the Department of Revenue contained the correct figures.


1. Lobbyist Update



• August 29, 2022, 10:00 AM, Budget Work Session

• September 6, 2022, 6:00 PM, Regular Session

• September 20, 2022, 6:00 PM, Regular Session

• October 4, 2022, 6:00 PM, Regular Session


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