A BUDGET WORKSHOP OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
JUNE 29, 1982
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in Special Session on Tuesday, June 29, 1982, at 9:00 A.M. in the County Commissioners' Meeting Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present were: James R. Carson, Jr., Chairman; Thomas J. Windram; Claude Smoak; C. A. "Lex" Deems; and Glenn C. Burhans. Others present were: Donald W. Smalt, Administrative Services Director; Bill LeHeup, Senior Clerk; and Mary C. Grover, Secretary.
Mrs. Connie Patrowicz, Director of the Lake County Family Planning Health Council, was present to discuss their budget request of $15,000 for the sterilization program. She stated most of the referrals for the sterilization program came from the Lake County Health Department.
Commr. Windram informed Mrs. Patrowicz and the audience that the Board had received a letter in support of the program from Waterman Memorial Hospital. He stated the letter stated the funding for the program does not provide abortion services.
Commr . Carson informed the Board and audience a letter had been received from Mr. Ray Lewis, President of the Christian Awareness Association, regarding abortions and that he would not be able to attend the meeting.
Commr . Carson further stated the Board Office had received a telephone call from Ms. Linda Saunders who expressed her support of Lake County funding Family Health Planning Council for tubal ligations.
Mrs. Delores Andrejek addressed the Board to question why a complete breakdown for the sterilization program was not presented to the Board for their review. She further read a portion of a Resolution adopted by the Board on April 6, 1982, regarding the Lake County Health Department's responsibilities. She further stated she felt the Lake County Health Department and the Lake County Family Planning Health Council were duplicating services.
Dr. June Atkinson, Director of the Lake County Health Department, addressed the Board to discuss the relationship between the two agencies. Dr. Atkinson informed the Board the Health Department does not receive funding for tubal ligations.
Commr. Smoak suggested consolidating programs in Lake County to reduce large overhead/administrative costs. He further stated he would not support the request for funding.
Commr. Deems questioned if the grant monies received by the Family Planning Health Council would be available to the Lake County Health Department. Dr. Atkinson stated she felt she would be eligible for the grant monies.
Discussion occurred regarding funding be given to the Lake County Health Department for the sterilization programs instead of the Lake County Family Planning Health Council.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried, the Board approved funding for the Lake County Family Planning Health Council in the amount of $15,000 for the sterilization program and directed the Health & Benefit Advisory Committee make a study (with Dr. Atkinson, Mrs. Patrowicz, and Mrs. Andrejek being advisers to that committee) to determine whether the Lake County Health Department can take over the services offered by Lake County Family Planning Health Council.
Commr. Smoak voted "No". Commr. Smoak informed the Board he was opposed to the funding but he favored a study being performed by the Health & Benefit Advisory Committee.
Mr. Richard Hughes, Lake/Sumter Alcoholism Programs, Inc., addressed the Board regarding their request for the funding previously allocated to Lake/Sumter Community Mental Health. He informed the Board their planning committee had met with Mr. Lacey, Director of Lake/Sumter Community Mental Health. He recommended the Board consider an amendment to the alcohol plan for 1982-83 and change the services to Lake/Sumter Alcoholism Programs, Inc.
Mr. Bert Lacey, Director of Lake/Sumter Community Mental Health, addressed the Board to answer any questions the Board might have.
Mr. Lacey stated Lake/Sumter Community Mental Health would be willing to cooperate with Lake/Sumter Alcoholism Programs, Inc.
Mr. Sanford Minkoff, County Attorney's Office, informed the Board that Regulations set up a governing agency for the delivery of alcohol services. He stated the governing agency could be the County, the city, or a local mental health board. He further stated Lake/Sumter Community Mental Health has been designated as the governing body for all alcoholic services by District III Mental Health. He stated in order for the County funding to be counted as matching funds, the funds have to be put into a plan that is approved by Lake/Sumter Community Mental Health or District III Mental Health.
Mr. Lacey stated the Mental Health Center would be willing to work with the group in order to get their input into the system.
Mr. Carl Hawkins and Mr. Jack Rayburn, Tavares, addressed the Board to express their support of Lake/Sumter Alcoholism Programs, Inc.
Mrs. Doris Crenshaw, Lisbon, addressed the Board to discuss the Attorney General's opinion given to the Board regarding the alcohol monies for last year. Commr. Carson gave a brief summary of the Attorney General's opinion.
Commr. Smoak informed the Board and the audience that he would not recommend funding be awarded to Lake/Sumter Alcoholism Programs, Inc., but he would recommend that the group work with Lake/Sumter Community Mental Health to develop a plan.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board designated the funding to Lake/Sumter Community Mental Health for the alcohol program.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board directed the Lake/Sumter Communtity Mental Health to make periodic reports to the Board the activities within the alcohol program and the efforts being made to incorporate the Lake/Sumter Alcoholism Programs, Inc. into the alcohol program within the community.
Mrs. Crenshaw informed the Board the Lake/Sumter Alcoholism Programs, Inc. would also like to report to the Board on their progress.
Discussion occurred regarding the proposed budget requests for 1982-83, with the following tentative results:
DEPARTMENT TENTATIVE RESULTS
Meals on Wheels Postponed - Commr. Burhans and Health & Benefit Advisory Committee to study further and make a recommendation.
DEPARTMENT TENTATIVE RESULTS
Medical Examiner Approved with the following changes: Medical Examiner Fees reduced to $35,000.00; Morgue Maintenance Fees reduced to $5,000.00; total requested: $52,000.00
Discussion occurred regarding the request from Lake Community Action Agency Inc. for $45,000.00 to fund an additional program.
Further discussion occurred regarding the funding the agency will be receiving from Community Services Block Grant (approximately $300,000). The Board directed Commr. Burhans and the Health & Benefit Advisory Committee to research how the $300,000 received by the agency is to be spent.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board denied the request from Lake Community Action Agency, Inc. for funding in the amount of $45,000.00 for an additional program.
DEPARTMENT TENTATIVE RESULTS
Northwest Ambulance District Approved at $275,000.00
Northeast Ambulance District Approved at $275,000.00
Section 8 No figures as of this date Program is federally funded.
LAWS & LEGISLATION
Commr. Carson informed the Board he had called a special meeting for July 2, 1982, at 1:30 P.M. to discuss the sales tax. He stated Mr. Alan Johanson, co-author on the House Taxing Finance Committee of the bill, would be present to discuss any questions the Board might have in connection with the sales tax funds, the trim bill, the roll backs, etc.
Discussion occurred regarding the budget request from Youth Programs. Commr . Burhans informed the Board the Health & Benefit Advisory Committee did not recommended the funding of Youth Programs as the program is fully state funded.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board denied the request from Youth Programs, Inc. for funding for 1982-83.
Discussion occurred regarding the filing of the Financial Disclosure Forms for Public Officials. Commr. Carson informed the Board Form 6 was due in Tallahassee on July 1, 1982, and Forms 1 and 2 are due in the Clerk's Office on July 15, 1982.
Mr. Watkins, Clerk, informed the Board that a bill has been passed, which will become effective October 1, 1982, changing the filing requirements.
Mr. Donald W. Smalt, Administrative Services Director, informed the Board that the Fish Conservation Fund could be used for the Aquatic Weed Program with the approval of the Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission. He further stated the Boating Improvement Funds could not be used for the program.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 11:35 A.M.
James R. Carson, Jr., Chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk