September 2023 

Hello Clermont Champions, 

School is underway, football has started and we are just a few weeks away from the holidays. 

The beautiful, new Aurelia M. Cole Academy welcomed students, faculty and staff and is quite impressive. A very special thanks to everyone who has contributed as we continue to work with school officials and residents to resolve traffic challenges in the area of Pitt Street and East Avenue. 

Speaking of learning, I attended several sessions at the Florida League of Cities Annual Conference and was extremely pleased with the timely topics up for discussion. Some of the areas covered included best practices for crisis communications, the latest trends in cybersecurity and an overview of upcoming legislation that could be very impactful to Florida cities. 

I was honored to participate in Clermont’s traditional 9/11 Memorial Ceremony as we remembered the lives lost and the importance of never forgetting the details of that day 22 years ago. To Fire Chief David Ezell and Police Chief Charles Broadway and all the City of Clermont family members involved, thank you for always making this ceremony as meaningful and reverent as it must always remain. 

We are in the process of approving the proposed millage rate for FY 2024. The second public hearing for the final vote to keep the FY 2024 ad valorem millage rate the same as the current year (5.06) will be held at City Hall on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. The hearing is open to the public and I encourage you to attend. 

Candidates Max Krzyminski and Chandra Myers received the most votes during the general election for City Council Seat 4 and will be on the November 7 ballot. Please exercise your right to vote and cast your ballot. 

We took a short break over the summer months, but “Lunch with the Mayor” has returned! We had a good group with good questions at Amore’s for September. If your schedule allows, I invite you to attend the first Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m. We rotate the locations and in October, the Clermont Café will host us, followed by Cheeser’s Palace in November. 

Looking ahead, we will celebrate again this year with our annual “Sips and Salsa Festival” on September 23, “National Night Out” on October 3 and the 25th year of “Pig on the Pond” takes place October 13 -15. We will also honor our Veterans with a parade on November 11. 

I encourage you to visit our website at to learn about upcoming meetings, events and activities. Also, please continue to let me know what questions or concerns you have about things in Clermont. You can always reach me at 

Until next time, 
Mayor Tim Murry 

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