SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING
June 28, 1979
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners convened in Special Budget Meeting on Thursday, June 28, 1979, at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioner's Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Present were: Thomas J. Windram, Chairman; James R. Carson, Jr.; C. A. "Lex" Deems; Glenn Y. Middleton; and Glenn C. Burhans. Others present: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Donald W. Smalt, Deputy in Charge of Fiscal Divison; Robert L. Wilson, Finance Director; and Toni Austin, Deputy Clerk.
Sheriff Malcolm V. McCall was present to discuss the budget for the Sheriff's Department. After discussion the budget was tentatively approved with the following changes:
Other Administration $60,000 $40,000
Prisoners 44,000 42,000
Office Supplies 17,000 14,000
Food & Dietary 107,000 100,000
Investigation 10,000 5,000
Equipment, Jail 15,000 10,000
Equipment, Other 10,000 5,000
Mr. Evan Porter, Director of Personnel, was present to discuss the budget for the Personnel Department. After discussion the budget was tentatively approved with the following change:
Equipment Requested: $ 1,200 Approved: $ 600
Mr . Evan Porter, Director of Personnel, requested a time extension on the CETA budget in order to receive adequate funding information from the State.
Mr. Porter further informed the Board he had received correspondence from the State of Florida requesting that Lake County implement a Special CETA Survey Project.
Mary Ann Thompson, Lake Community Action Agency, appeared before the Board stating the agency had performed a similar survey. The outreach workers were qualified to conduct such a survey and, although she was not present to represent LCAA on this matter, she stated the agency might be interested in conducting this survey.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Middleton and carried unanimously, the Board preferred the Special CETA Survey Project to be contracted with an outside agent, provided the Board would have no financial responsibility for the project.
WELFARE DEPARTMENT/COUNTY EMPLOYEES/ACCOUNTS ALLOWED
Mr. Evan Porter, Director of Personnel, reported the information regarding the budgeted salary for the year 1978-79 for Ms. Myra Smith, Director of Welfare. According to his understanding, her salary was budgeted at $9,600. It was the feeling of the Board that Mr. Porter, through Commr. Carson, would get with Ms. Smith and reconcile this matter.
Discussion was held regarding the budget for the Emergency Preparedness Department. The budget was tentatively approved with the following change:
Travel Expense Requested: $4,150 Approved: $3,800
Discussion was held regarding the budget for the Animal Shelter. The budget was tentatively approved with the following changes:
Gas, Oil & Lub. $2,200 $1,200
Main. of Equip. 800 500
Travel Expense 475 225
Deleted ACO truck, cage and radio; deleted overtime.
There being no additional items for discussion, adjournment was at 4:42 p.m.
Thomas J. Windram, Chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk