A special MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
november 24, 1976
The Board of County Commissioners convened in special session on Wednesday, November 24, 1976, at 10:30 a.m., in Courtroom A, fourth floor, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida for the purpose of reviewing the audit for the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. Present were: Thomas J. Windram, Chairman; Glenn C. Burhans; James R. Carson, Jr.; and J. M. Hoskinson. Absent was: C. A. Deems. Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; Beth Regland, Secretary to the Clerk; Doris Babb, Deputy in Charge of the Finance Department; and Donald Smalt, and Sharon Mitchell, Deputy Clerks.
It was brought to the attention of the Board that a check has been received in the amount of $100 for Mrs. Lorraine Retey. This amount has been taken from Mrs. Retey’s paycheck and placed into an annuity policy under the Deferred Income Plan. Mrs. Retey has requested that this be withdrawn from the Plan and returned to her.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved for a check in the amount of $100 received from the Aetna Insurance Company be endorsed over to Mrs. Lorraine Retey.
contracts and agreements
Mr. Ford, County Attorney, presented a contract to the Board substituting the Office of Manpower Planning for the Division of Employment Security. The agreement between the Department of Community Affairs and the Department of Commerce has been terminated. Therefore, the Office of Manpower Planning replaces the Division of Employment Security due to the change in State organization. This will not affect any of the rights or obligations of the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Contract with the Office of Manpower Planning and authorized the Chairman to sign same.
Mr. James C. Watkins, Clerk, presented to the Board a list of preliminary and tentative adverse audit findings from Ernest Ellison, Auditor General, along with a written statement of explanation from the Clerk’s Office for consideration by the Board. Discussion was held regarding each finding as listed by the Auditor General.
At 10:45 a.m. Commr. C. A. Deems appeared for the Special Board Meeting.
Further discussion was held concerning the audit as presented by Mr. Watkins. The Attorney General has ruled in opinion No. 075-237 that under Section 112.061, Florida Statutes, advisory board members are not entitled to reimbursement for mileage in traveling from their homes to the district’s administrative headquarters.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board adopted a resolution to increase the per diem from $10 to $15 paid to advisory board members for attendance at official meetings. The advisory board members will no longer be paid for mileage incurred in traveling from their homes to official meetings.
Further discussion was held concerning other points in the audit.
At 11:00 a.m. Commr. James R. Carson left the meeting to attend a Library meeting.
The Board continued review of the audit report. On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Hoskinson and carried unanimously, the Board instructed the Clerk to send the written statement of explanation for the audit findings to Ernest Ellison, Auditor General, Tallahassee, Florida.
The Board agreed that it was a very good audit, and they stated that the Finance Department had done a commendable job during the audited period.
There being no further business to be brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a.m.
thomas j. windram, chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk