A boil water alert will be in affect for a small portion of the city for a minimum of 48 hours from occurence.
A boil water notice is in effect in Mount Dora for the following areas: - Pine Ave from N Wardell St to US HWY 441 - 20110 US HWY 441 Shipley Law Firm - 20211 US HWY 441 (Animal Wellness Center of Mount Dora) is not in the boil water alert area.
In the process of isolating a 16” water main for the contractor doing the utility relocation on US HWY 441 this morning, the Public Works Department discovered a 8” valve that was closed at the intersection of Pine Ave and North Wardell St. This caused a brief, unplanned outage however due to the loss of pressure and stained water, the City of Mount Dora issued a public boil water notice to the homes and businesses in the affected area. The water is safe to bathe and shower in, but should be boiled for consuming (drinking, cooking, baking, brushing teeth).
Please call the Public Works Department at 352-735-7151 for more information.
In October, the City of Eustis' kicked off an innovative program aimed at reducing the number of City-owned vacant lots. "Mow-to-Own" allowed the acquisition of property through routine maintenance instead of a traditional cash purchase.
Theprogram commits applicants to maintain City-owned property for two years after which the property is conveyed to the applicant. The properties will be visited regularly by Eustis Code Enforcement to ensure compliance. Eligible participants of the program include adjacent owner-occupants, non-profit organizations and any other interested parties.
“The City of Eustis owns numerous, vacant properties throughout the City that are available for sale or transfer and it’s our desire to see these properties developed or incorporated into neighboring yards,” said City Manager Ron Neibert. “This unique program will allow these properties to return to the tax roll and will reduce the number of properties that our Public Works Department must mow, thereby reducing some of the City’s maintenance expenses.”
On Jan. 3, the City released the new list of the 14 surplus properties still available. Interested parties may visit www.eustis.org for a list and map of the properties. Of the 14 properties still available, nine are eligible for the Mow-to-Own program and five other properties are eligible for a cash bid only. Interested parties may visit the city’s website here for a list and map of the surplus properties and the "Mow to Own"application.
“The properties that we’ve identified as "Mow to Own" eligible are generally smaller properties, less than a half an acre in size, and are located mostly in residential neighborhoods,” said Lori Barnes, Development Services Director.
For this second offering, Mow to Own applications and cash bids will be considered on a first come, first served basis. There is a non-refundable application fee of $100 per property for the Mow to Own applications to cover administrative and legal fees. Applications can be delivered to the Development Services Department located in City Hall at 4 N. Grove St. For more information call (352) 483-5460.