By Marc Crail Vice Mayor Today's regular City Council meeting was quite brief. I got home so early I'm pretty sure my wife thought that I'd been fired! None the less, I've selected a few items from our unusually short agenda to tell you about. What follows comes from me as an individual not on behalf of City Council as a whole.
The Mount Dora Center for the Arts is selling it's building at 138 E. 5th. Ave. The building is 99 years old and two different surveys identified two different boundary pins on the east side of the property. This is not uncommon with older properties. To eliminate any doubt about the true boundary an agreement was written and approved by City Council so that the sale can proceed as planned.
By a unanimous vote Council approved the location for the proposed Resource and Recreation Center on the corner of Lincoln Ave. and Highland St. where our former Public Works facility was once located.
Over the next several months we'll begin to see a transformation from unsightly overhead utility lines to underground lines on Royellou Lane between 5th. Ave. and 3rd. Ave. Not only will this improve the looks along Royellou but it will also result in better reliability. Poles and wires will disappear. In addition to electric lines, both Cable Vision and Century Link wires will be hidden. The project should be completed by January 2023.
Marc's quote of the day is brief just like our meeting. It's by Henry Kissinger. "What must be done eventually should be done immediately."
Thanks for your passion for Mount Dora, Someplace Special indeed. By Marc Crail Vice Mayor