By Marc Crail Vice Mayor and District 4 Representative The October 3, 2023 City Council meeting was relatively short and sweet. I've selected several discussion or action actions to fill you in on. I'm reporting to you as an individual and not as a spokesman for City Council as a whole.
Several residents who reside outside of the city limits complained about noxious odors they believe emanate from our wastewater treatment plant. Our City Attorney said that he will soon meet with Florida environmental protection officials to work out a plan for addressing the odor problem and determining the source or sources.
We approved Cathcart Construction Co. to construct stormwater drainage improvements on Liberty Ave. We have received a $290,000 stormwater grant from the Lake County Water Authority that will largely cover the costs and protect Lake Dora..
FYI, at long last Mount Dora City Council will conduct a joint workshop meeting with Lake County Commissioners on Monday October 16th. at 6:00 p.m. at Sorrento Elementary School. I haven't seen an agenda yet but the workshop discussion topics are likely to include our J.P.A. or Joint Planning Area including the Wolf Branch Innovation District and other intergovernmental coordination topics. The meeting is open to the public. Please keep in mind that during workshop meetings no votes are taken and there are generally no public comments.
I've got a quote I found on a website called "Coach Tim". According to Coach Tim;
"If it's not yours, don't take it. If it's not right, don't do it. If it's not true, don't say it. If you don't know, shut up."
I was impressed today by the efforts of our staff to tackle necessary projects, save taxpayers money by going after grants, the cooperation of my fellow City Council members and the first meeting where our new City Attorney was present. I was impressed by his expertise and quick learning curve. Thanks for allowing me to represent District 4.
By Marc Crail Vice Mayor and District 4 Representative