A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOVEMBER 18, 1980
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in Regular Session on Tuesday, November 18, 1980, at 9:00 A.M. in the Board of County Commissioners' Meeting Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present were: C. A. "Lex" Deems, Chairman; Thomas J. Windram; Claude Smoak; James R. Carson, Jr.; and Glenn C. Burhans. Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; and Pat Willman, Deputy Clerk.
The Invocation was given by Mr. Watkins and the Pledge was led by Commissioner Smoak.
Mr. Watkins administered the Oath of Office to Glenn C. Burhans and James R. Carson, Jr., both reelected to office of County Commissioner on November 4, 1980, and Claude Smoak, newly elected Commissioner.
Commissioner Smoak expressed his appreciation to the people of Lake County for expressing their confidence in him to sit as a member of the Board.
Mr. Smoak referred to several items which he would at some time during his term of office, bring before the Board for consideration. Those items being:
1 . Preservation of water quality and quantity in Lake County, which will be, in the future, a serious and pervasive problem we must face
2 . Lake County is on the verge of explosive growth and we need some means of continuing dialogue between County Commission, County Staff and City Officials in coordinating subdivision planning; transportation facilities, and in general working together as best we can to maximize the benefits of government on a local level.
3. To extend county services, such as licensing and permitting, to outlying areas of Lake County.
4. To address the problem of dumping garbage,and litter on private property in all areas of Lake County.
Commr. Smoak indicated there were other items which he would like to bring to the attention of the Board at some time, but basically he is proud to be a member of this Board and ask the guidance of the other Commissioners.
Commr. Carson stated he was delighted to still be on the Board and very appreciative and would continue to work to serve the needs of all the people of Lake County.
Commr. Burhans stated he was anxious to continue to work for the people of Lake County.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the minutes of November 4, 1980, as amended and corrected.
PROPERTY APPRAISER/CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS, LEASES
Mr. Ed Havill, Property Appraiser, addressed the Board advising he had sent out letters to each bank in Lake County, as per Commr. Carson's suggestion at a previous meeting, requesting a proposal for a loan of $54,000.00 to purchase computer equipment for the Tax Collector and the Property Appraiser. Mr. Havill indicated he had received responses from four (4) of the banks: Sun First National Bank of Lake County responded with a proposal at 9% simple interest, but submitted no detailed information concerning the loan; Atlantic Bank of Eustis and Barnett Bank of Mount Dora's proposals were at 8 l/2% simple interest with Atlantic Bank requesting copies of budgets, legal opinions etc., and Barnett Bank of Mount Dora giving no further detail. The Barnett Bank of Eustis' proposal was made at 8 l/2% simple interest and their response gave the amount of interest, a payback figure of $55,537.03 and a payment schedule of 36 equal installments at $1,753.16 per month. Principal amount of loan in the amount of $54,000.00.
Mr. Havill stated the State Department of Revenue had locked in 11% on their loans regardless of what happens to the prime rate.
Mr . Havill recommended the Board accept the proposal made by Barnett Bank of Eustis, based on the information received from the bank. Commr. Carson explained to Commr. Smoak the purpose of the loan and offered a brief background of previous discussion on the subject. Commr. Smoak questioned if there was any provision in the loan proposal for a sliding interest scale. Mr. Havill indicated there was not and Commr. Deems and Commr. Carson stated they did not feel the banks would float this type of loan due to the prime interest rates at this time.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the necessary papers be drawn to complete the negotiation of the loan with Barnett Banks, either in Eustis or Mount Dora, whichever is preferred by Mr. Havill and Mr. Hall, Tax Collector, over a 36 month period at 8 l/2 percent simple interest.
Mr. Ford recommended the Board extend the Tax Roll to allow it to be considered a certified roll, prior to the Tax Adjustment Board hearings, as requested by Mr. Hall. Any adjustments made by the Adjustment Board will be taken care of by the Errors and Corrections which continues throughout the year from Mr. Havill's Office. Mr. Ford recommended the Board approve the request due to the fact that the tax bills could be sent out in the latter part of December, which would give many people an opportunity to pay their taxes in order to receive their income tax deductions.
Mr. Havill stated the additional $15,000.00 Homestead exemption would be reflected on the tax bills.
It was noted by the Clerk the second Public Hearing regarding the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 1980-81, would be held on November 25, 1980, at 5:05 P.M. and the Property Appraisal Adjustment Board will meet on December 10th and llth, 1980.
Mr. Ford advised Mr. Minkoff would be bringing a Resolution to the Board later in the meeting for the extension of the Tax Roll.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board authorized payment in the amount of $81.70, to Mr. James Fuller a former CETA employee who was involved in the Fire Training School in Ocala. Due to physical problems, Mr. Fuller was unable to complete the training, however during the month of September Mr. Fuller incurred travel expenses. Commr. Windram advised he had discussed the matter with Mr. Schley, CETA Director and Mr. Schley concurred the payment should be made.
Commr. Windram requested the check be issued today and forwarded to Mr. Fuller.
CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS, LEASES
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board tabled the proposed contracts between CETA and J. Scott Wetchell and Associates for training of CETA employees, to allow an opportunity to check into other program offers from Lake County Vo Tech and Lake Sumter Community College for the same type of training.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board appointed Terry Jackson to a second two year term as a member of the District III Mental Health Board.
Commr. Deems directed the Clerk to write Mr. Jackson as well as the District III Board advising of the appointment.
TRAVEL/MOSQUITO CONTROL/ACCOUNTS ALLOWED
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved travel for Phil Yoder, Mosquito Control, to attend a coordination meeting between Department of Natural Resources, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and respective agencies and sub-contractors concerning aquatic weed control, in Jacksonville, Florida, on December 11th and 12th, 1980, at an antici-pated cost of $60.00 total.
NURSING HOME/LICENSES & PERMITS/ACCOUNTS ALLOWED
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the renewal of the Institutional Pharmacy Licenses for the Nursing Home at the cost of $50.00.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and
carried unanimously, the Board approved the Contractor Bonds as follows:
144-81 Stephen A. Neiford (Wallboard Contractor)
290-81 Herman E. Smith d/b/a Smitty's Glass Works (Glass)
1040-81 Michael R. Cochran (Concrete)
1042-81 Turner Neon, Inc. (Electrical Sign Manufaturer)
1414-81 Dennis Gibson & Gene Gibson d/b/a Gibson Electric (Electrical)
1467-81 Charles Patterson d/b/a Southern Comfort Builders (Building)
1560-81 Richard P. Davidson d/b/a Heath & Co. (Sign Contractor)
1596-81 Warren A. Monday d/b/a M & R Concrete (Mobile Home Contractor)
1636-81 Conrad G. Collins (Building)
1648-81 Dennis Earl Alphin (Plumbing)
1719-81 Tip Top Roofing Company, Inc. (Roofing)
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board authorized payment of warrants #11269 through #11550 for the following accounts:
General Revenue Fine & Forfeiture
County Transportation Trust Revenue Sharing
Landfill Mosquito Control
Aquatic Weed Control Fish Conservation
Northeast Ambulance Block Grant
Section 8 CETA
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board authorized payment of the following Indigents:
ADD:...John Henry Moore for Franklin Wright..........$50.00
ADD:....W. G. Hergert for James Sutton...............$50.00
ADD:...Nancy Simanoski for Wanda Davis...............$60.00
ADD:....Linda Graham for Norma Tucker................$50.00
CANCEL:...Carrie Scevela for Jimmy Tomkins...........$36.00
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board acknowledged receipt of the Monthly Status Report for Youth Programs, Inc., covering October 1, 1980 through October 31, 1980.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board acknowledged receipt of the Report of Juvenile Jail Sentences for November, 1980.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/COURTHOUSE/COUNTY PROPERTY
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board authorized payment in the amount of.$ 7,725.OO to Lawyer's Title Guaranty Fund for Title Policy for the New Lake County Courthouse. Mr. Ford pointed out that the cost for the Policy is the minimum cost that is allowed to be charged under the rate promulgation schedule issued by the Insurance Commissioner for title insurance.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the deletion of the following items from the County's Fixed Assets:
PROP. # DEPT. ITEM AMOUNT REASON
3061 Tax Collector Addo-X Adding Machine $ 290.18 Junked
3090 Surplus Typewriter Table 10.00 Junked
3638 Surplus Do-More Steno Chair 70.00 Junked
4014 Surplus Steel Steno Chair 3.00 Junked
5791 Tax Collector Addo-X Adding Machine 278.00 Junked
6012 Tax Collector Olympia Adding Machine 119.50 Junked
7295 Maintenance Duhumidfier 69.95 Transferred
Mrs. Ruby Sapp addressed the Board requesting permission on a temporary basis, to locate her business office at Highway 44 and Emeralda Road for approximately ninety days . Mrs. Sapp stated she had recently moved her office from this particular location after being cited for a zoning violation. The Board advised Mrs. Sapp if she was in violation of the zoning ordinance by having her office located there, it would be impossible to grant her request. Commr. Deems suggested Mrs. Sapp talk with Mr. Willett, Development and Public Works Department, to see if there would be any possible solution.
Commr. Burhans stated he had had several complaints that the Animal Control employees were picking up hunting dogs and other animals excessively and requested Commr. Carson, liason for Animal Control, talk with Ms. Thorp concerning the matter.
RECESS AND REASSEMBLY
At 10:25 A.M., the Chairman announced the Board would recess until 2:00 P.M. for the Public Works Agenda. Lunch will be at the Silver Lake Golf and Country Club with the Public and Press invited on a dutch-treat basis..The Board reconvened at 2:00 P.M. for the Public Works Agenda.
PUBLIC WORKS AGENDA
ROAD CLOSING - Part of Groveland Road, Mt. Dora - Petition #241
No one present wished to discuss this request with the Board.
It was noted the proper proof of publication was on hand and had appeared in the October 31, 1980 and November 7, 1980, editions of the Sentinel Star, Little Sentinel edition.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the vacation of part of Groveland Road, Mount Dora, for Stephen and Jean Maleski, as per Petition No. 241, described as follows:
North 330 feet of Groveland Road abutting Blocks 2 and 3, according to the map of the Lake Franklin Park, unit number 3 in Mount Dora, Florida, recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 37 or the Lake County Public Records.
The Board directed Mr. Minkoff to draw a resolution to close the road as described.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Squirrel Point Subdivision Plat for recording and accepted the maintenance bond for the roads.
Discussion occurred regarding the request for one time maintenance on the extension of Emeralda Road, for Mr. Ben Burton at a cost of $545.00. Mr . Willett, Director of Development and Public Works Division, stated the legal opinion of the attorneys indicated the road to be a public road and the matter had been brought before the Board in the Spring of 1979, at which time it was referred to the attorney, and was to be brought back before the Board if it was determined the road was in fact a public road.
Mr. Willett stated for one time maintenance on the road, the existing road would have to built up and a few small trees belonging to Dr. Allen would have to be removed. Mr. Willett indicated the portion of the road for which the maintenance is being requested is unmaintained by the County.
Mr. Cauthen stated the section line had never been located and asked if the courts ruled there is an existing right-of-way, who would be responsible for the location of the section line. Mr. Ford stated there is a road as shown by aerial maps which road appears to have been in existance for many years, and noted that the road as discussed in the 1918 minutes of the Board of County Commissioners, may be immaterial because the road is probably going to be located where it now lies assuming the aerials are followed. There may be another road there assuming the section line is not actually where it is located at this time and this would be up to the party bring the law suit to obtain a survey in order to determine the section line. Mr. Ford stated he did not recommend the County expending taxpayers money to enter into a lawsuit for this purpose.
Mr . Cauthen asked if it was County policy to improve roads over the objections of property owners. Mr. Willett indicated it was not. Mr. Cauthen, upon the request of Commr. Smoak, stated his objections to the improvement: 1. The road as it exists is a safety hazard and improve it would only increase the traffic. There have already been problems with traffic not staying on the road. 2. Object to making the road a thoroughfare to his grove.
Mr. Ford read from the 1918 minutes of the Board, in which the Board declared the road a public road. Mr. Ford interpreted the action taken by the Board as in accordance with the laws in effect at that time, however, that does not give anyone the right to have the County maintain the road. The maintenance of the road would be a policy decision to be made by the Board, and the Board had previously decided the road would not be regularly maintained by the County but had the engineering Department look into a one time maintenance. Mr. Cauthen stated he had no objections to filling the pot holes in the road but did object to the County widening and resurfacing the road.
Mr. Jay Allen, property owner, along subject road stated he felt sooner or later a determination would have to be made as to who ictually owns the property described as the subject road. Mr. Allen indicated he had made an offer of right-of-way through his property to provide an alternate course of travel, however, the offer was rejected by the other party.
Mr . Burton stated the County performed maintenance on the road approximately fifteen (15) years ago.
Mr. Ford indicated the courts would have to determine if the
road is a prescriptive road or a public road.
Mr. Steve Sewell, Attorney, representing Mr. Ben Burton presented a package consisting of photographs; letters; laws of 1895,1906, 1920, etc.,pertaining to the matter in question, for the Boards' review. Mr. Sewell stated he did not feel the key issue was where the road lays today or in the past; nor who owns the property. Mr. Sewell advised that ten (10) property owners whose property is contigueous to the property in question, have access other than this road to their property, however the other property owners within the area have access only by this road. Mr. Sewell indicated Mr. Burton, at this time, would accept the proposal presented by the Public Works Department for one time maintenance at a cost of $545.00, consisting of 85 cubic yards of clay, spread and graded, crowned to allow proper drainage down each slide with removal of the three small trees recently planted.
Mr. Ford indicated he had no problems with the County performing one time maintenance on the road and stated he felt the worst problem the County might face as a result of the work would be an injunction to remove the equipment, clay, etc. and replace the trees or pay for damages to trees. In response to Commr. Carson's question, Mr. Ford stated the problem would be no worse if the court ruled the property is not public.
Mr. Ford stated he would not encourage the County to take the matter to court but advise the Board to wait until one of the other parties proceeds with a lawsuit.
Mr. Burton advised the Board he was not sure of what was going to be done according to the proposal of the Public Works Department He stated he had only received a telephone call from Mr. Benedum, stating there would be six (6) loads of clay and four (4) hours of labor time at a cost of $545.00.
Commr. Smoak ask Mr. Willett to explain again, the proposal made by the Public Works Department. Mr. Willett explained in detail as follows: 85 cubic yards of clay in place at $5.00 per cubic yard -a total of $425.00, the clay would be used to build up the road, crown it, slope it for proper drainage which would require grader time of four (4) hours at $30.00 per hour for a total of $120.00. Total cost of job $545.00. Mr. Willett indicated the water should percolate into the ground (sugar sand), having no effect on the grove trees. Mr . Benedum advised the length of road to be worked would be approximately 250 feet. This portion of the road would be brought up to the same elavation as Emeralda Road and shed the water off through the grove on one side and Dr. Allens property on the other side.
A representative of Lake Region Packing stated to the Board that the road in question was the only legal access they have to their two (2) groves in the area and had serviced the roads for many years.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, the Board postponed the matter until December 16, 1980.
Commr. Smoak voted "NO".
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request from Humphrey Builders for a 10 foot variance to the required 50 foot set-back from Lake Griffin for a septic tank on Lot 94, Treasure Island Shores.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried, the Board approved the Waterwood Townhouses Plat for recording. Commr. Burhans was out for the vote.
BONDS - SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
Mr. Minkoff, representing the County Attorney's Office, presented a resolution to the Board which authorized the issuance $58,000 in eight (8) Special Assessment Improvement Bonds. The Resolution also authorized the sale of the bonds and the negotiated sale of the bonds to the Umatilla State Bank in Umatilla, Florida. The interest rate on the bonds is eight percent (8%) and the bonds begin maturing in 1983 continuing until 1990. Mr. Minkoff advised the Board the bonds are not the obligation of the County but are secured by the lien assessment and assessment role which the Board approved last month. The Bonds cover the financing for pavement of Pittmen Road in Altoona, whose participants are represented by Zeb Osborne, Attorney.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the resolution and authorized the Chairman and Clerk to sign said resolution.
ROADS - COUNTY, STATE
Discussion occurred regarding a request from Mr. Smith for the Board to put down the base on a road east of Highway 455, in the Montverde Mobile Home Subdivision, and the party making the request would cap the road. The Board noted several request for the Board's assistance in paving this particular road had previously been made.
Mr. Willett mentioned that Mr. Banning, Engineer for party making request, had indicated he would take the pavement to the labor camp which is east of the subdivision. Mr. Willett stated the cost to the County to put down the base on this portion of road would be approximately $70,000, and noted the Board in the past has requested Mr. Smith pave the road to SR 455 (complete).
Under discussion, Commr. Smoak noted that perhaps to expend the funds to improve the road, would increase the value of the approximately 7000 feet of property on each side of the road which he felt Mr. Havill would agree would be beneficial to the county. Commr. Smoak questioned.the fairness of a policy and approach requiring one to pave all the road and have all the responsibility but have no potential of recouping any of that capital investment through small future developments facing the road on either side.
Commr. Deems stated Mr. Smith didn't build the road into his subdivision originally but used a city road which the County recently, in the past year, spent approximately $6,000 to help the city resurface the road which the people in Mr. Smith's subdivision used. The Board felt he should build a road into his subdivision for the use of the people living there.
It was stated the County has no provision for an assessment policy to assess other property owners on the road whose property would be improved by the road.
Commr. Smoak brought up the situation involved with Mr. Langley's subdivision of Vinola Gardens which is located on the West side of Montverde, in which the Board required the internal road be paved and it was,but the pavement ends when you get to the County maintained clay road.
Mr. Willett stated the difference in the two developments being Mr. Langley's lots were lots of record and therefore he was not required to build roads. The subdivision was platted and recorded prior to any subdivision regulations. The subdivision was grandfathered in.
Commr. Smoak stated the piece of pavement in Mr. Langley's development, poorly done and in poor repair at the present time, runs into the same clay road which the Board is talking about requiring a man to spend approximately $100,000 to pave and is two (2) miles away and the pavement picks up within less than 1000'. Commr. Deems stated that with the grandfathered-in posture , the Board could not make Mr. Langley pave a road in the development however, Mr. Smith, is opening up 60 new lots to an existing subdivision which has previously caused a great deal of problems because the original parcel developed was backed as being grandfathered-in and there was no access road. The city road was used for access to the subdivison, at the expense to the city and county. Under these circumstances, the Board feels it necessary that the developer put in a road with this new addition.
Commr. Smoak advised the problem lies within his district and he will know a great deal more about it when the Board meets again, but had no recommendation for the Board at this time.
Commr. Carson moved to deny the request that the County put down the base and the developer cap it. Commr. Windram seconded the motion. Commr. Smoak offered a substitute motion to table the request to allow him a week or so to look into the matter. The vote was unanimous.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/ROAD PROJECTS
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved partial payment on Project #18-80, C-44B and Garden Road, to Leecon, Inc., in the amount of $97,539.30.
On a motion by commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved partial payment on Project #20-80, CR 2-3131, CR 2-3128 and CR 2-3129 (Yalaha) to Superior Asphalt Co., Inc., in the amount of $33,337.22 from Revenue Sharing.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS/ROAD PROJECTS
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved partial payment to Superior Asphalt Co., Inc., on the Pittman Road Tax Lien Assessment, in the amount of $27,000.00, when funds are available.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board, upon the recommendation of Mr. Willett, Development and Public Works Director, denied the request for road signs leading to Lake Yale Baptist Retreat.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved a 25 MPH speed limit on DR-5-8687 in Country Squire Mobile Home Village.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved one-time maintenance repair on Georgia Street for Andrew Hyndman at a cost of $120.00.
ROADS - COUNTY,STATE
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the release of road reservations from DOT contained in the following deed numbers:
#2356, all reservations, no roads involved (near Lisbon).
# 344, all but 15 feet from centerline of Highland Avenue in City of Umatilla. Department has letter of recommendation from City.
#2506, all but 33 feet from centerline of South Street in Town of Astor.
#2093, all but 33 feet from centerline of Taylor Avenue and Titcomb Street, in City of Eustis, Department has letter of recommendation from City.
#2759, all but 33 feet from centerline of Oakmont Avenue and
#2771 Pine Valley Drive (near Sorrento).
#1836, all but 33 feet from centerline of Rich Drive and Michigan Avenue (West of Mt. Dora).
#1784, all but 20 feet from centerline of Mulberry Avenue in City of Fruitland Park. Department has letter of recommendation from City.
ROADS - COUNTY, STATE
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved 25 yards of clay for road repair in the City of Montverde. The City will pay the cost of the clay.
Mr. Willett explained the Transportation Disadvantaged Act to the Board. The Act was passed by the legislature and requires the County designate a local coordinating council to plan and coordinate services to the transportation disadvantaged (elderly and handicapped) and to designate by October 1, 1981 a local transportation provider. The council may either be the Board of County Commissioners or the Regional Planning Council. The purpose of the council would be to.assure that the State and Federal dollars being spent by Community Action Agencies and Social Service Agencies, to provide transportation for needy groups and individuals, are coordinated in an efficient manner.
Mr. Willett recommended the Board of County Commissioners act as the coordinating council during the planning stages for the following reasons:
1 . The County has already done a Mass Transit Element, therefore the cost of planning would be minimal.
2 . There are at least sixteen public and private providers in the business within Lake County at the present time and some receive Federal, State and/or County funds.
The Board would be in a better position to make the decisions than the Regional Planning Council.
3 . The need for this type of service will continue to escalate, therefore it is important that the County deal with this problem on a countywide basis to eliminate duplication of services now existing.
Discussion occurred regarding the extent of control the Board would have as coordinating council.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board accepted the recommendation of Mr . Willett for the Board to act as the coordinating council during the planning stages of the Transportation Disadvantaged Act.
Discussion occurred regarding the proposed increase in landfill rates for Lake County. Mr. Willett reviewed the rate schedules he had obtained from other counties and recommended to the Board the following:
Family Vehicles: Automobiles, Station Wagon.....$ 1.00 Load
Pick-Ups, Family type vans, Station Wagons without seats, all Trailers not exceeding 6' x 8'..... $ 2.00 Load/Covered
$ 4.00 Loan/Uncover
Small Dead Animals (dogs,cats,fowl, etc.)$7.00 Load/Covered
Commercial Haulers...................... $ 1.5O/cu. yd.
Commr. Smoak moved the adoption of the landfill rate schedule as presented by Mr. Willett..and included as a part of the motion that Mr. Willett review the potential methodology Lake County would have in alliviating the litter, trash, dumping of garbage and other extraneous material on private property. Commr. Carson seconded the motion. Further discussion occurred concerning the litter problem and what would be the proper source for obtaining the solution. The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board cancelled the mobile home bond for Gregory Cooley as the property owner does not intend to construct a conventional dwelling at this time.
The motion also cancelled the mobile home bond for Henry M. P. Pfister in that the conventional dwelling has been completed and the mobile home removed from the property.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and
carried unanimously, the Board authorized the Chairman and Clerk to sign the demolition contract for Ralph Grimm, Reeves Subdivision, Sorrento, under the Community Development Block Grant.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board authorized travel for Jerry Sexton, Grants Coordinator, to review the Pensacola, Tallahassee & Gainesville Loan Programs, under the Community Development Block Grant. Travel would be with Mr. Mike Stearman, City of Eustis, in the city vehicle. Total cost of $75.00 to be paid from Community Development Block Grant Funds.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the Chairman and Clerk to sign a resolution proclaiming November 21 through November 27, 1980, as National Farm City Week.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the Chairman and Clerk to sign the contract with the City of Leesburg, Northwest Ambulance District for ambulance service. The contract amount is $250,000.00.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the Chairman and Clerk to sign a resolution extending the Tax Rolls as discussed earlier, to allow time for the roll to be certified and the tax bills to possibly be issued in December.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board authorized Mr. Watkins, Clerk and Mr. Schley, CETA Director, to investigate with the proper authority from the telephone company to obtain quotes to add the CETA Department into the present County telephone system rather than purchasing a new separate system for CETA only. Mr. Ford, County Attorney, feels this proposal would be more cost efficient and of greater benefit to the County. Mr. Ford indicated he felt CETA would pick up the additional cost involved.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the effective date for the increase in landfill rates to be February 1, 1981.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the bond in the amount of $2,000.00 for James R. Carson, Jr., Commissioner, Lake County, Florida.
Mr . Watkins advised the Board of the Public Hearing scheduled at 5:05 P.M. this date for the purpose of authorizing the use of Revenue Sharing Funds for the Fiscal Year 1980-1981.
RECESS AND REASSEMBLY
At 4:50 P.M. the Chairman announced the Board would recess until 5:00 P.M.
At 5:00 P.M. the Board reconvened for the Public Hearing to authorize the use of Revenue Sharing Funds for 1980-81.
At 5:05 P.M. the Chairman announced the advertised time had arrived for the Public Hearing to determine the use of Revenue Sharing Funds for the Fiscal Year 1980-1981. It was noted the proper proof of publication was on hand and had appeared in the and editions of The Leesburg Commercial.
Mr. Koppel, Finance Director, advised the Board at the present time the cash carry forward in Federal Revenue Sharing Funds is a total of $2,960,000.00.
There was no one in attendance to discuss this subject with the Board.
Commr. Smoak stated since there was no public participation in the meeting, the Board had filled the legal requirements as outlined by Federal Statutes, he moved the meeting be adjourned. Commr. Windram seconded the motion.
Under discussion, Mr. Koppel requested the Board give some guidance as to what the funds are to be used for.
Cornmr. Smoak withdrew his motion.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved to use the cash carry forward in Federal Revenue Sharing Funds in the amount of $2,960,000 for the use of construction and reconstruction of County roads.
Commr. Smoak moved the meeting be adjourned.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the Chairman announced the meeting was adjourned at 5:20 P.M.
C. A. "Lex" Deems, Chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk