On Saturday morning, the mayor met with 15 constituents. In her brief opening remarks, she invited her audience to chat with her freely and ask her anything. They did with the questions ranging from traffic control to plans for the new police headquarters on Hwy 27.
It allowed the mayor to discuss plans as well as take issues to her staff to get answers back to audience members. For example, there was great interest in possible impact on the new police headquarters on their soon to be neighbors at the Legends. The mayor announced plans to meet with the Legends community to inform them about the new building to ease concerns like retaining tree line buffers.
Ash told them that she and the city council wanted to make sure that as Clermont developed it would not lose the charm that attracted folks to live there. She announced the city's plans later this month to annex areas along Highway 50 going toward Orange County that were part of the important goal of "promoting controlled development."
Ash met again later in the day with members of the Caribbean-American Association of Lake County (CAALC) also to discuss city issues.
Ash's next coffee will be Saturday, May 16, 10am at Waterfront Park as part of the Clermont Fire Department's Champions Safety Day and later on Saturday, June 20, 10am at Vineyards of the World on Montrose Street in Historic Downtown Clermont.