Upcoming December 5, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting

Mount Dora City Council

Mount Dora City Hall Board Room

510 North Baker Street, Mount Dora, Florida 32757

December 5, 2022, 6:00 PM


1. Certified Election Results





1. Tree of Hope

2. Friends of the Environment Awards

3. Mount Dora Fun Fact


1. Library Advisory Board, At Large


1. Request Adoption of Resolution No. 2022-77, Approving Fireworks Launch and Dock Closure at December 31, 2022, New Year's Eve Block Party Event. This is a request for City Council to approve Resolution No. 2022-77, Approving Fireworks Launch and Dock Closure at December 31, 2022, New Year's Eve Block Party Event.

2. Request Approval of Vehicle Transfer Agreement, Transferring Food Trailer from City of Mount Dora to Lake County Sheriff's Office. With a rapid change in police administrations, COVID, and the nationwide shortage in law enforcement manpower, the Mount Dora Police Department can no longer commit to maintaining and operating the food trailer as a primary partner in a time of regional need.  The Lake County Sheriff's Office has the manpower and the capability to operate and maintain this emergency management asset.  They have used the food trailer and have deployed it to disaster areas; most recently during Hurricane Ian. At the request of the Lake County Sheriff's Office, the City of Mount Dora wishes to transfer ownership of the food trailer to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, which has the facilities, the maintenance crews, and the staff to effectively deploy this mobile field food kitchen asset during times of need.

3. Request Approval of Amendment 1 to Episcopal Children's Services, Inc. Lease Agreement Relating to Community Center. This is a new five-year lease agreement with Episcopal Children's Services, Inc. to use the Milner-Rosenwald Academy property located at 1560 N Highland Street. The Episcopal Children's Services operates Mount Dora Head Start out of this location. The Head Start/Early Head Start is a free program for children of families with low incomes, providing comprehensive early learning in both center-based and home-based settings. This successful program helps ensure children's readiness for school and increases parental knowledge of children's growth and development.

4. Request Approval of Amendment 2 to the Solar Purchase Power Agreement with Mount Dora Solar Farm I LLC Providing Solar Energy to the City of Mount Dora. On October 6, 2020, City Council approved a Solar Purchase Power Agreement with Mount Dora Solar Farm I, LLC which will construct, maintain, and operate approximately 4 MW capacity on two City properties. Approximately 2.0 MW will be located at the Waste Water II site on JP Snell Blvd near SR46 and US 441, and approximately 2.0 MW located on the Perc Pond Property, on CR19A. On May 18, 2021, City Council approved Amendment 1 to the Purchase Power Agreement with Mount Dora Solar I, LLC, stating that commercial operation should be achieved within 480 days after May 18, 2021. Amendment 2 extends the Commercial Operation Date to be achieved by March 31, 2023.  Based on recent project status information from Green Street Power's contractor, it is estimated to be completed and in operation by Feb 1, 2023. Green Street and Mount Dora have had unexpected material delivery delays due to the logistics issues being experienced in the electric utility industry.

5. Request Approval of Meeting Minutes

- November 9, 2022 City Council Special Session

- November 14, 2022 City Council Work Session

- November 15, 2022 City Council Regular Session


1. Request Approval of First Reading of Ordinance No. 2022-20, Final PUD Master Plan for Vista Hills. The applicant is requesting to rezone to Planned Unit Development from County Ag zoning. These lands are associated with recent annexation (Ordinance No. 2021-17 on December 7, 2021). The project includes multi-family (442 units) with on-site amenities (pool, clubhouse, and open space) and a general commercial site (maximum 55,000 square feet multiple commercial buildings). The development will be constructed in three phases:  The commercial portions of the development will be along the southern portion of the property adjacent to SR 46 with the multifamily being northern section of the proposed project. The proposed mixed use development proposal is a consistent land use pattern in this emerging area of the Wolf Branch Innovation District (WBID). Development patterns east of are slated for high quality employment center type uses. The lands adjacent to the west are owned by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and adjacent to SR 46, which was recently processed for conveyance to the City (Resolution Numbers 2022-60 and 61 on September 20, 2022). This development will extend Niles Road with a 70-foot city dedicated right-of-way (which includes a trail). The new roadway will connect to the existing Niles Road paved section. The Final PUD Master Plan illustrates the roadway configuration with ultimate access to SR 46 and the planned Vista Ridge Drive. The applicant has coordinated with Lake County to pursue Transportation Impact Fee Credits.

2. Request Adoption of Resolution 2022-73, Approving the Master Fee Schedule. The City uses a "Master Fee" Schedule to establish fees for a variety of services. The current Master Fee Schedule was last adopted by Resolution 2022-03 on January 18, 2022.  As such, the Master Fee Schedule now requires updating to ensure all fees are accurately capturing the cost to provide any specific service provided.


1. East Fifth Avenue and North Clayton Street Intersection. This is an opportunity for City Council to discuss options for improvements at the intersection of East Fifth Avenue and North Clayton Street.



Sunshine Law/Public Records Refresher


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

• January 3, 2023, 6:00 PM, Regular Session

• January 17, 2023, 6:00 PM, Regular Session

• February 7, 2023, 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