Upcoming November 21, 2023 Regular City Council Meeting

Mount Dora City Council

Mount Dora City Hall Board Room

510 North Baker Street, Mount Dora, Florida 32757

November 21, 2023, 6:00 PM


1. Mount Dora Fun Fact

2. Presentation of Wolf Branch City of Mount Dora Resolution by Country Club of Mount Dora Residents

3. Small Business Saturday Proclamation


1. Request Approval for Code Lien Waiver for 404 Grant Avenue (overgrown lot). Max Land Trust purchased this property at a tax deed sale and now wishes to sell the property. The previous owner, Tarpon IV, LLC, accrued liens totaling $27,853.42 for multiple code violations, including overgrown vegetation, junk and debris.

2. Request approval for purchase of four new SludgeKing sludge dewatering boxes from Trippensee Shaw, Inc. for WWTP1 and WWTP2 in the amount of $299,700.00. The City intends to purchase a total of four (4) SludgeKing 30 cubic yard roll off dewatering boxes. Two each will be placed at WWTP 1 and WWTP 2 to replace existing dewatering boxes that are nearing the end of their useful life.

3. Request approval of the National Purchasing Cooperative Interlocal Participation Agreement between the City of Mount Dora and BuyBoard. The BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative was formed on May 26, 2010, by certain local governments that entered into an Organizational Interlocal Agreement. The BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative will allow the City of Mount Dora to take advantage of the streamlined purchasing process that complies with procurement laws of the State of Florida. The purpose of the Cooperative is to facilitate compliance with state procurement requirements, to identify qualified vendors of commodities, goods and services, to relieve the burdens of the governmental purchasing function, and to realize potential economies of scale, including administrative cost savings, for Cooperative members.

4. Request approval of agreement between the City of Mount Dora and DebtBook related to debt, lease, and subscription management. The City of Mount Dora desires to enter into a three-year contract with DebtBook for management of debt, leases, and subscription-based information technology agreements (SBITA) for compliance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements 87 and 96.  The cost is $66,200 over the next three years.

5. Request approval of meeting minutes

• October 3, 2023 Regular Session


1. Request approval of Resolution No. 2023-59, updating the City of Mount Dora Electric Utility Department Customer-Owned Renewable Generation Policy. On April 6, 2010, Council approved Resolution 2010-06 approving the establishment of an Interconnection and Net Metering of Customer-Owned Renewable Generation policy. This policy allows customers wanting to install a renewable energy generation system such as solar panels to connect it to the City's distribution system. The City's Electric Utility has administered the RGS (Renewable Generation System)policy approving 72 customer solar interconnections since 2010 with the average capacity of these systems being 7kW. The proposed changes to the policy clearly establish RGS capacity ratings where the customer cannot install a system greater than 115 percent of their annual consumption.

2. Request Adoption of Resolution No. 2023-22, City Sidewalk Bank Policy. The City of Mount Dora requires the installation of a sidewalk at the time of development.  This policy is tailored for infill type development under certain circumstances when it is not feasible to construct a sidewalk. However, there are circumstances when current site conditions or other considerations justify the acceptance of a monetary contribution in lieu of sidewalk construction into the City's Sidewalk Bank. Such contributions will be used for the sole purpose of the City installing new sidewalks and repairing existing sidewalks at the City's sole discretion.


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We will immediately reconvene as the CRA Governing Board for one agenda item.


1. Request Approval of Commercial Visual Improvement Program (CVIP) Grant Agreement with Donnelly 428, LLC. This is a request for the CRA Governing Board to approve the Commercial Visual Improvement Program (CVIP) Grant Agreement with Fourth Ave 128 LLC.  The owner has requested a CVIP Grant of $7,613.00. The owner intends to spend at least $15,226 on the exterior renovations to the building located at 426 - 432 N. Donnelly St. These renovations meet the requirements of the program and make substantial improvements to the overall appearance of the property.


We will immediately reconvene as the Northeast CRA Governing Board for one agenda item.


1. Approval of Purchase Agreement with Debra L. Vallier, PA. Ms. Debra Vallier has agreed to sell the property located at 1514 N. Simpson Street to the Northeast CRA for the development of affordable housing. The purchase price is $50,000.00. This parcel is 0.33 acre in size (14,342 sq. ft. or 101 ft x 142 ft). A duplex could be built to allow for two additional affordable residential housing units. Once purchased, this property will be bundled with the other vacant residential parcels in the Northeast CRA owned by the City and the Northeast CRA for affordable housing development.


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