A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 16, 1980

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in Regular Session on Tuesday, December 16, 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; and Mary Grover.

The Invocation was given by Mr. Watkins and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commr. Windram.

SHERIFF

Mr. Noel Griffin, Sheriff-elect, appeared before the Board to introduce members of his staff, Captain Jim Brown--Investigative Department and Major Wayne Allen--2nd in Command, which were present; and Captain Brannon --Captain of the Jail and Captain David Hall--Captain of the Road Patrol, which were not present.

MINUTES

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Minutes of December 1980, as amended and corrected.

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the minutes of December 1980, as amended and corrected.

COMMUNICATIONS/LANDFILLS

Commr. Smoak informed the Board he had received a telephone call in regards to the Tri-City Landfill. Commr. Deems stated the landfill belongs to the cities. He further stated the landfill is no longer in operations and is being leased by the Fresh Water Fish and Game Commission.

COMMUNICATIONS/BUILDING

Commr. Smoak informed the Board he had received a telephone call from Mr. Dennis Thomas, who had applied for a contractor's license and was not able to take the exam. He further stated Mr. Thomas is requesting the Board waive the $50.00 fee when he goes for retesting. The Board postponed discussion until Mr. Mike Willett, development & Public Works Director, would be present.

POLLUTION CONTROL/COUNTY EMPLOYEES

On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board promoted Mr. Ted Wicks to Director of the Lake County Pollution Control Department.

ASSESSMENTS

On a motion by Comrnr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board released the Satisfaction of Assessment Lien for Anna G. Krug, Eustis Heights Subdivision, in the amount of $635.65. The motion also authorized the signature of the Chairman and the Clerk on the Satisfaction of Assessment Lien.

SHERIFF

Chris Ford, County Attorney, informed the Board he had spoken with Mr. Neal Huebsch, Sheriff McCall's Attorney, and with Mr. Robert Stebbins, Sheriff Griffin's Attorney, regarding the DC-6 airplane and the confiscated equipment. He stated both Sheriffs were agreeable to a minimum bid order stating the plane could not be

sold for less than $100,000.00.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Mr . Watkins, Clerk, stated he had checked with Dr. Langley, EMS Director, regarding the letter from North Central Florida Regional Health Council regarding appointments to the Special Rule Planning Grant to study emergency medical services in the region. He further stated Dr. Langley did not feel the County should get involved with the Grant.

CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS & LEASES/ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/WATER AUTHORITY

Commr. Smoak stated as Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Upper Palatlakaha River Basin Study, he would like to request the funds, which has been budgeted by the Board, be transferred to the study.

Commr. Smoak made the motion to authorize disbursement of the funds at such time the necessary requirements are met.

PUBLIC WORKS/COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. F. Lee Hinebaugh appeared before the Board to discuss the increase of traffic on his road since the construction of the new mall. He stated people were using Vista Road as an exit to avoid the lights located at Radio Road.

The Board directed necessary Resolutions be sent to the Sheriff's Department.

BONDS - CONTRACTOR

On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following Contractor Bonds and Cancellations:

NEW

852-81 William E. Wegner dba Environ Builders (Residential)

1194-81 David Henry Hamilton (Building)

1754-81 Frank Lewis dba Modern Plumbing (Plumbing)

1949-81 John V. Farris (Air Conditioning)

1950-81 Richard L. Gerth (Class - B)

1961-81 Robert Knopka (Class - C Residential)

CANCELLATIONS

197-73 L. L. Coven dba Coven Construction Co., Inc.

910-75 Howard D. Huchingson

1494-78 Turnage Elctrical Service

1593-77 Marcene Standridge

1827-79 David S. Grimm

ACCOUNTS ALLOWED

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved payment of warrants #12266 through #12593 for the following accounts:

General Revenue Fine & Forfeiture CETA

County Trans. Trust Revenue Sharing

Title II Anti-recession Landfill

Mosquito Control Aquatic Weed

EMS Northeast Ambulance

Northwest Ambulance 201 Facilities

Block Grant Section 8

Special Assessments

INDIGENTS

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved payment of the following Indigents:

APPROVED: Irene Dantley for Paul Flowers...$40.00

APPROVED: AAA Realty for Cheryl Olguin......$50.00

APPROVED: B. J. Stewart for Debra Burnham...$50.00

APPROVED: Donna Chavis for Billy Ray Creamer$60.00

REPORTS

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board acknowledged receipt of the Juvenile Jail Sentences for the month of December, 1980.

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board acknowledged receipt of the Monthly Status Report from Youth Programs, Inc. for the period from October 31, thru November 26, 1980.

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board acknowledged receipt of the Distribution of Revenue Traffic/Criminal Cases for November 17, - 26, 1980.

CHECKS RECEIVED/CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unimously, the Board accepted check #3983 from James C. Watkins, Clerk, Lake County Taffic/Criminal Department, in the amount of $10,156.61 for Civil Penalties, fines, court costs and estreatures and costs on municipal cases.

ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/JAIL/NURSING HOME

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried uanimously, the Board approved payment to John S. Dickerson, Architect, Inc., in the total amount of $190.00 for the following projects:

Lake County Jail Electrical Renovations, Project #9-8 . $105.00

Lake County Nursing Home, Project #5-80..........85.00

BONDS/COMMISSIONERS/ELECTIONS

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved bonds for Commr. Burhans, in the amount of $2,000.00, and Emogene Stegall, Supervisor of Elections, in the amount of $5,000.00.

CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/ACCOUNTS ALLOWED

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the contract between the Board and the District III Mental Health Board, Inc., in the amount of $7,121.00..

RESOLUTIONS/SIGNS

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Windram and

carried unanimously, signature authorization was given for the Chairman and the Clerk to sign the Resolution setting a 25 MPH speed limit on Country Squire Mobile Home Village, DR-8687.

COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Heppberger appeared before the Board to discuss the Lake Improvement Association's request to purchase 300,000 bass fingerlings.

CETA

Commr. Windram informed the Board Tom Schley, CETA Director, had met with Mr. Bragg, Lake County Vo-Tech, regarding training programs for the CETA PSE Participants. He stated Vo-Tech would offer a similar program as proposed by J. Scott Whelchel at a lower rate to Lake County.

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, the Bard approved the program as outlined by Vo-Tech and approved to submit the program e state and federal government. Commr. Smoak voted "NO".

BIDS/INSURANCE

At this time, Sherry Puckett, Personnel Department, appeared before the Board with Bids on the Insurance.

Comprehensive General Liability

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried, the oard awarded the Comprehensive General Liability Bid to Lassiter-Ware, Inc./Ins. at an annual premium of $50,468.00.

Commr. Carson was not present for the vote.

Contractor's Equipment

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, the Board awarded the Contractor's Equipment Insurance Bid to Talmage-Ferguson, Inc. at an annual premium of $5,670.00 ($5,000.00 deductible).

Commr. Carson was not present for the vote.

Data Processing Coverage

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, the Board awarded the Data Processing Insurance Bid to Lassiter-Ware, Inc./Ins. at an annual premium of $797.00.

Commr . Carson was not present for the vote.

Voting Machines

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board awarded the Voting Machines Insurance Bid to Lassiter-Ware, Inc./Ins. at an annual premium of $992.00 ($5,000.00 deductible).

Boats/Motors

On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board awarded the Boats/Motors Insurance Bid to Talmage-Ferguson, Inc. at an annual premium of $332.00 ($500.00 deductible).

Comprehensive Auto Liability

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board awarded the Comprehensive Auto Liability Insurance Bid to Leesburg Insurance Agency at an annual premium of $21,100.00 ($250.00 deductible).

Occupational Death (Sheriff's Department)

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board awarded the Occupational Death Insurance Bid to Talmage-Ferguson, Inc. at an annual premium of $868.10.

Comprehensive Hospital Liability

Mr . Roy Bridges, Lassiter-Ware, Inc./Ins., was present to answer any questions the Board might have.On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board awarded the Comprehensive Hospital Liability Insurance Bid to Lassiter-Ware, Inc./Ins. at an annual premium of $3,532.00.Boiler & Machinery

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board awarded the Boiler & Macinery Insurance Bid to Lassiter-Ware, Inc./Ins. at an annual premium of $3,914.00 (No deductibles, with repair & replacement costs)..

Blanket Buildings & Contents

Mr . Larry Moye, Leesburg Insurance Agency; Mr. Roy Bridges and Mr. Ted Ostrander, Lassiter-Ware, Inc./Ins., were present to answer any questions the Board might have.

Commr. Smoak made the motion to accept the Bid from Lassiter-Ware,

Inc./Ins. at an annual premium of $9,211 ($l,OOO.OO deductible including theft). It was pointed out the deductible was for all losses. Commr. Smoak withdrew his motion.

Commr. Smoak made the motion the Insurance Department be instructed to resubmit bids excluding theft insurance and covering all risks other than theft on an emergency basis so the insurance can be implemented by January 1, 1981.

Lassiter-Ware, Inc./Ins. informed the Board they would withdraw their Bids.

Commr. Smoak withdrew his motion.

It was the feeling of the Board Lassiter-Ware, Inc./Ins. Complete a list on all risks covered to see if additional coverage is necessary and bring the list back to the Board later in the afternoon.

Mr. Heppberger appeared before the Board to ask questions regarding the insurance.PERSONNEL/ACCOUNTS ALLOWED

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved for Sherry Puckett, Personnel Department, to attend a one-day seminar offered by Marshall & Swift for reappraising county buildings, in Miami on January 29, 1981 at an anticipated cost of $150.00.

CETA/AUDITS/CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS

Commr. Windram informed the Board he had received three final CETA audits for the period September, 1974 through September, 1976.

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following final CETA audits:

CETA AUDIT PERIOD AMOUNT

M-VI-06-75-179 6/30/75 - 7/31/75 $ 116.00

M-11-06-75-251 9/12/74 - 6/30/75 $6,595.00

CETA

On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved for Tom Schley, CETA Director, to pursue in becoming a prime sponsor.

CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/WATER AUTHORITY

Commr. Smoak informed the Board he had a copy of the Upper Palatlakaha River Basin Study contract which stated the County agreed to participate in the study for 1979-80 and 1981-82 fiscal years. He further stated he hoped as Chairman of the Executive Committee, the Board would participate the third year.

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the Chairman and the Clerk to sign the agreement to provide $lO,OOO.OO for the Upper Palatlakaha River River Basin Study.

RECESS & REASSEMBLY

At 11:55 A.M. the Chairman announced the Board would recess for lunch at the Fiesta Restaurant with the public and press invited on a dutch-treat basis.

The Board reconvened at 2:00 P.M. for the Public Works Agenda.

ROAD CLOSINGS - BRONSON ROAD (Petition #243)

Mr. Phil Searles, adjoining property owner, and Mr. Jay Vandermeer appeared before the Board to state they had no problem with a short postponement.

Mr. Bronson, petitioner, appeared before the Board to answer any questions the Board might have.

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board postponed the road vacation of Bronson Road until January 20, 1981 at 2:00 P.M. or soon thereafter as possible.

ROAD CLOSINGS - PERMISSION TO ADVERTISE

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved for Lingle, Laman and Majors by Zeb Osborne to advertise to vacate part of Fifth Street in Conant Subdivision, Lady Lake, as per Petition #252.

PUBLIC WORKS

Discussion occurred regarding the request from Montverde Mobile Home Subdivision regarding the requirement of paving Ridgewood Road. Commr. Smoak stated he had looked at the file and went to the Subdivision to look at the road. He further stated if this road would be paved, it would be a second legal access area, which

would set a new precedent in Lake County. He felt the Ordinance should be rewritten to specifically outline what the requirements should be for a second paved access road.

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board removed Montverde Mobile Home Subdivision from the table for further discussion.

Mike Willett, Development & Public Works Director, stated Mr. Smith, owner, was requesting the County put on the base of the road and he would put on the cap.

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board denied the request to share in the building of the proposed road necessary to complete the platting requirements.

INSURANCE/BIDS

Blanket Buildings & Contents

At this time Mr. Ted Ostrander, Lassiter-Ware, Inc./Ins., appeared before the Board with the list of risks covered on the insurance policy.

Commr. Smoak made a motion which was seconded by Commr. Windram to accept bid from Lassiter-Ware, Inc./Ins. at an annual premium of $9,211.00 ($l,000.000deductible). Commr. Smoak withdrew his motion.

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board accepted the bid for Blanket Buildings & Contents from Lassiter-Ware, Inc./Ins. at an annual premium of $11,233.00 ($100.00 deductible including theft). It was noted it was the only bid which met the specifications.

INSURANCE

Sherry Puckett, Personnel Department, informed the Board she had received a letter from the Trustees of the Florida Municipal Self-Insurers Fund requesting nominations for positions on the Board of Trustees. The Board referred the letter to Chris Ford, County Attorney.

BONDS/TAX COLLECTOR

On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Bond, in the amount of $30,000.00, for T. Keith Hall, Tax Collector.

PUBLIC WORKS/CHECKS RECEIVED/ESCROW

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board accepted and authorized the Chairman's signature on the Citrus Cove Subdivision Escrow Maintenance Agreement and accepted a check in the amount of $8,749.22.

POLLUTION CONTROL

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request from West-Rose Builders - Lake Griffin for a variance from the 50' setback requirement for septic tanks on lakes subject to the stringent conditions as outlined by Ted Wicks, Pollution Control Board Director.

PUBLIC WORKS/ACCOUNTS ALLOWED

On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved final payment to Superior Asphalt for Project #20-80, Yalaha, in the amount of $60,505.77.

(Revenue Sharing).

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved partial payment to Leecon, Inc. for Project #5-80, C-448A, C-48, CR-3-2854 (Ranch Road) in the amount of $28,629.00.

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved partial payment to Leecon, Inc. for Project #18-80, C-44B and Garden Road #4-5672, in the amount of $10,251.22.

PUBLIC WORKS

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board postponed the request from Mr. Ben Burton, Emeralda Island, for one-time maintenance at a cost of $545.00 until January 20, 1981 at 2:00 P.M. or soon thereafter as possible.

SPEED LIMITS/SIGNS/RESOLUTIONS

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved, by resolution, 30 MPH speed limit on Myrtle Drive, #l-5306.

Commr. Smoak made the motion, which was seconded by Commr. Windram to deny the request to reduce the 50 MPH speed limit to 40 MPH on 561, South of Tavares, from the sandpit to Astatula. Commrs. Deems, Burhans, and Carson voted "No". The motion failed.

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried, the Board approved to reduce the 50 MPH speed limit to 40 MPH on 561, South of Tavares, from the sandpit to Astatula.

Commrs. Smoak and Windram voted "No".

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved to remove the 55 MPH sign at the intersection of 561 and 48 and approved 40 MPH speed limit signs as requested by the Town of Astatula at the following locations:

On 48 East of the Cemetery at the City Limit Sign.

Southeast corner of intersection of 48 & 561

Northwest corner of intersection of 48 & 561

Southwest corner of intersection of 48 & 561

Northeast corner of intersection of 48 & 561

On 561 at Maryland St. (South Corporate Limits)

On 48 at Washington St. (East Corporate Limits)

ROADS - COUNTY, STATE

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the release of road reservations from DOT contained in the following deed numbers:

#2827, all but 33 feet from centerline of Vero Street (Mt. Plymouth)

#2834, all but 33 feet from centerline of Vero Street (Mt. Plymouth)



PUBLIC WORKS

Kathy McDonald, Public Works, appeared before the Board to explain their record keeping system. She stated all the information (utilities, signs, driveway permits, etc.) pertaining to a specific.road will go in that road's specific file. She further stated the roads are filed numerically.

PUBLIC WORKS

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved repair of Swan Road (Sorrento) for Paul Ihrig, in the amount of $60.00, on a one-time maintenance basis.

PUBLIC WORKS

Mike Willett, Development & Public Works Director, presented a report with recommendations for a future Policy and Program Development on Roads.

BONDS - MOBILE HOME

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, the Board approved the request of Benjamin J. Maxwell, Mascotte Area, District #2, to live in a mobile home on the same piece of property on which his conventional dwelling is being built, subject to the proper bond being posted and with the understanding

the mobile home will be removed immediately upon the completion of the conventional dwelling or upon the request of the Board of County Commissioners.

Commr. Burhans was not present for the vote.

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request of Elmer J. and Nora E. Sowden, Eustis Area, District #4, to live in a mobile home on the same piece of property on which his conventional dwelling is being built, subject to the proper bond being posted

and with the understanding the mobile home will be removed immediatel upon the completion of the conventional dwelling or upon the request of the Board of County Commissioners.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT

On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request for waiver of improvement requirements and plan requirements of the Subdivision Regulations - Section 62 for Joseph C. Burke, Jr., Fruitland Park Area, District #l, Case #80-55.

BONDS - MOBILE HOME - CANCELLATIONS

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board cancelled mobile home bonds for the following in that the conventional dwellings had been completed and the mobile homes removed from the property:

Betty R. Nacke

Charles Schlegel

Ralph Miller

Charles & Ruth Davis

Thomas H. Brock

Michael Minich

On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board cancelled the mobile home bond for David A. Miksa in that Mr. Miksa eoes not intend to construct a dwelling unit at this time.

PUBLIC WORKS

Discussion continued regarding a future Policy and Program Development on Roads. Mike Willett, Development & Public Works Director, suggested the Board hold a work session to discuss each of the categories in depth.

PUBLIC WORKS

Mike Willett, Development & Public Works Director, presented the 1980-81 Road Program. Mr. Willett recommended the Board work with the figure of $1,750,000.00 in order to establish the road priorities for next year.

COMMISSIONERS

Commr. Smoak informed the Board he had received an inquiry from an Asphalt Company to lease a parcel of land which he personally owns that has clay on it and a coarse sand overburden. He further stated the Asphalt Company's intent would be to mine the clay and place a portable asphalt plant on the property.

COMMISSIONERS

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board elected Commr. Burhans Chairman for 1981.

On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board elected Commr. Carson Vice-Chairman for 1981..

SHERIFF

Sheriff Malcolm McCall appeared before the Board to state his appreciation of the cooperation he had received from the Board while he was in office.

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board instructed the County Attorney to draw up a Resolution of Appreciation for Sheriff Malcolm McCall for his many years of service to Lake County.

There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned C. A. "Lex" Deems, Chairman .

C.A. "Lex" Deems, Chairman

James C.Watkins, Clerk

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