Upcoming May 7, 2024 Regular City Council Meeting

Mount Dora City Council

Mount Dora City Hall Board Room

510 North Baker Street

Mount Dora, Florida 32757

May 7, 2024, 6:00 PM



1. First Workshop Wastewater (Sewer) Connection/Impact Fees-A Workshop Dedicated to the Extraordinary Circumstances Necessitating the Need to Exceed Phase-In Limitations; A Demonstrated-Need Study Justifying Fee Increases and Phase-In Thresholds Beyond Standard Statutory Thresholds. As a follow-up to the April 2, 2024, presentation to City Council regarding Wastewater (Sewer) connection/impact fees, the City Council will hold two public workshops dedicated to the extraordinary circumstances necessitating the need to exceed the rate increase limitation and phase-in limitations for possible increases. The proposed changes to the existing fee schedules identified in the study are a result of extraordinary circumstances.


Mount Dora City Council

May 7, 2024, 6:10 PM or as soon thereafter as can possibly be held following the 6 pm City Council Workshop


1. 2024 Building Safety Month Proclamation

2. 2024 Historic Preservation Month Proclamation

3. Mount Dora Community Resource and Recreation Center

4. Mount Dora Fun Fact


1. Appointment of Mr. Juan Perez to the Northeast CRA Advisory Board (District 3)


1. Request Approval of Amendment 3 to the Agreement between the City of Mount Dora and Bellmore Enterprises Incorporated related to Underground Duct-Line Installation. This request is for approval of contract Amendment 3, the third year of extension beginning October 1, 2024 to October 1, 2025.  Bellmore has agreed to extend the current rates to issued estimates within the current and contract extension period if so approved by City Council.   Competitive rates were verified by two areas surrounding contracts. The City Electric Department utilizes Bellmore to provide and install conduits for all the Electric Distribution System's underground expansion, including all new electric service development requests.  The Electric department plans to issue four large construction estimates to meet 2024 development requests which are planned for construction during 2024 and 2025.

2. Request Approval of Task Authorization in the Amount of $65,316.59 with Faden Builders, Inc. for Site Work and Landscape Wall at Gilbert Park. Gilbert Park, home to the iconic playground that draws thousands of families per year, is one of the most popular parks in the City. This location has a large playground for both 2-5 year-olds and 5-12 year-olds. The proposed new design includes activities for both of these age groups, and the addition of several ADA features for a result that is truly all-inclusive. The wall needs to be replaced before the phase two portion of the playground can start. The wall is deteriorating and is currently the support structure for a portion of this playground that is being replaced. Scope Summary: Provide labor and equipment to install a new landscape wall on the West and North side of playground equipment to replace the existing wood wall. Remove existing concrete steps and install new steps with handrails. In 2018, Phase One of Gilbert Parks's renovation replaced wooden features that had exceeded their useful life. This second phase will replace the older features that remain. The Gilbert Park playground renovation project has a City Council approved budget of $700,000. With the playground equipment and installation at $600,213.29, the project came in under budget because Parks staff and Public Works staff committed to helping with demolition and preparation of the site prior to construction. The additional cost of $65,316.59 will still keep this project under budget.  

3. Request Approval of Pole Attachment Agreement between City of Mount Dora and Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC Related to Leasing Attachment Space on Distribution Poles. On May 30, 1973, City Council approved a Pole Rental Agreement between the City of Mount Dora and Leesburg Cablevision, Inc., now Comcast, which allows Comcast to utilize space on the City of Mount Dora's poles within the electric service area.  The City Electric Utility as well as Comcast agreed upon the need to have a new agreement to reflect new processes, safety measures, code requirements, and rate change. The following are some of the updates that were part of the new agreement:  

• Make sure all safety measures are met.  

• Allow for a bulk permitting process if large numbers of poles are requested for use.

• Allow for an engineering study as needed to make sure clearance and wind loading calculations meet code.  

• Have the ability to negotiate the cost of required pole upgrades, if necessary, with the Licensee.  

• Allow for an increase in the license fee, which was approved by the Council in June 2021.  This increase reflects the added cost of maintenance and infrastructure improvements to the City's poles.  

Electric Revenues are projected to increase by $15,268.50 for future years.


1. Approval of Employment Contract with Vince Sandersfeld, City Manager. This is an opportunity for the City Council to review and approve a contract between Vince Sandersfeld and the City of Mount Dora.


1. Budget Calendar Revision

2. Mount Dora Sister Cities Association (MDSCA)




• Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 6:00 PM, Regular Session

• Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 6:00 PM, Regular Session

• Monday, June 10, 2024, 6:00 PM, Budget Workshop

• Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 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