MOUNT DORA — The Mount Dora City Council will soon consider an ordinance that would allow horseless electric carriages to operate in the historic district. 

At its June 21 meeting, the council directed the city’s attorney to draft the ordinance for the council’s future consideration. The council did not establish a timeline for the proposed ordinance.

The decision followed a presentation by Brittany Poe and Brian Stilke, owners of the Olde Mount Dora Carriage Company.

The duo outlined their business plan for a transportation service using three custom-made, Victorian-style electric carriages. The Mount Dora residents had separately envisioned carriage tours in the downtown area – Poe with horses and Stilke with the electric version.

Together they concluded that an electric carriage would be “clean, safer, and humane and can last all year long” according to Stilke.