A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
DECEMBER 21, 1982
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, December 21, 1982, in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: James R. Carson, Jr., Chairman; Thomas J. Windram; Claude E. Smoak, Jr.: C. A. "Lex" Deems: and Glenn C. Burhans. Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; and Cathy B. Roy, Secretary.
The invocation was given by Mr. Watkins and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commr. Windram.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the minutes of the meeting of December 14, 1982, as amended.
LICENSES AND PERMITS
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following Gun Permits and Bonds:
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following new Contractor Bonds:
#3086-83 Ben Williams (Air Conditioning/Mechanical)
#3087-93 Gerald C. Lynn d/b/a S & L of Osceola, Inc., (Class C Residential)
#3088-83 Jim Greenhalgh d/b/a Progressive Electric, Inc.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved payment of Warrants #29585 through #29871 for the following accounts and approved to pay the following indigents:
General Revenue Fine and Forfeiture
County Transportation Trust Revenue Sharing
Mosquito Control Aquatic Weed
Fish Conservation N.E. Hospital
N.W. Ambulance Section 8
Law Enforcement Trust Fund CETA
COR Buildings Nursing Home
Landfill County Wide Library
Donald Ferguson for Leroy Tillman - $50.00 for November
Ruby Padgett for Donna Julian - $50.00 for November
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems carried unanimously, the Board approved the following budget transfers:
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Executive Salaries 001-511-1-00-01-010-110 803
Division Administrator 001-511-1-00-01-010-111 264
Retirement Contribution 001-511-1-00-01-010-220 3,333
Workers Compensation 001-511-1-00-01-010-240 1,048
Life & Health Insurance 001-511-1-00-01-010-230 ( 1,407)
Travel & Per Diem 001-511-1-00-01-010-400 ( 1,313)
Office Supplies 001-511-1-00-01-010-510 ( 597)
Operative Supplies 001-511-1-00-01-010-520 1,924
Books, Publications & Dues 001-511-1-00-01-010-540 40
Machinery & Equipment 001-511-1-00-01-010-640 18,671
Principal 001-511-1-00-01-010-710 9,530
Interest 001-511-1-00-01-010-720 1,098
Unemployment Compensation 001-519-1-00-01-020-250 400
Hosp/Prof Care 001-519-1-00-01-020-315 24,788
Contractual Svc 001-519-1-00-01-020-340 ( 6,000)
Communications 001-519-1-00-01-020-410 16,361
Postage 001-519-1-00-01-020-411 ( 6,000)
Utility Service 001-519-1-00-01-020-430 34,730
Rentals & Leases 001-519-1-00-01-020-440 2,200
Insurance 001-519-1-00-01-020-450 (72,000)
Equipment Maintenance 001-519-1-00-01-020-462 ( 2,100)
Advertising 001-519-1-00-01-020-495 ( 1,800)
Other Operating Supplies 001-519-1-00-01-020-499 35
Aids to Gov't Agency 001-537-1-00-01-090-814 1,000
Aids to Private
Organizations 001-515-1-00-01-310-820 ( 9,431)
Other Current Chgs
Obligations 001-542-1-00-01-320-490 5,373
Aids to Private
Organizations & 001-569-1-00-01-400-820 8,300
Transfer Tax Collector 001-586-1-00-01-900-855 61,500
Transfer Property Appraiser 001-586-1-00-01-900-854 (61,500)
Contingency Reserve 001-599-1-00-99-000-999 (29,250)
Legal Service 001-514-1-00-04-000-312 6,000
Travel & Pier Diem 001-514-1-00-04-000-400 ( 2,000)
Office Supplies 001-514-1-00-04-000-510 830
Contingency Reserve 001-599-1-00-99-000-999 ( 4.830)
TAX COLLECTOR/PROPERTY APPRAISER
Workers Comp 001-513-1-00-05-000-240 2,700
Workers Comp 001-513-1-00-06-000-240 1,050
Contingency Res. 001-599-1-00-99-000-999 ( 3,750)
Regular Salaries 001-519-1-00-12-010-120 2,856
Social Security Matching 001-519-1-00-12-010-210 215
Retirement Contribution 001-519-1-00-12-010-220 64
Other Personal Services 001-519-1-00-12-020-170 4,415
Transportation 001-519-1-00-12-020-420 ( 3,500)
Rentals & Leases 001-519-1-00-12-020-440 ( 2,800)
Advertising 001-519-1-00-12-020-495 ( 1,500)
Office Supplies 001-519-1-00-12-020-510 2,460
Contingency Reserve 001-599-1-00-99-010-999 ( 2,210)
Office Supplies 001-513-1-00-14-000-510 260
Fuel & Lubrication 001-513-1-00-14-000-521 30
Machinery & Equipment 001-513-1-00-14-000-640 70
Unemployment Compensation 001-513-1-00-14-000-250 ( 360)
Fuel & Lubricants 001-513-1-00-15-010-521 10
Office Supplies 001-513-1-00-15-010-510 100
Workers Compensation 001-513-1-00-15-010-240 ( 310)
Machinery & Equipment 001-513-1-00-15-010-640 200
Life & Health Ins 001-519-1-00-16-000-230 1,244
Bldg/Ground Maintenance 001-519-1-00-16-000-463 ( 1,244)
Books, Publications & Dues 001-519-1-00-18-010-540 160
Advertising 001-519-1-00-18-010-495 ( 170)
Machinery & Equipment 001-519-1-00-18-010-640 10
Office Supplies 001-524-1-00-18-030-510 800
Contractual Svc 001-524-1-00-18-030-340 ( 1,300)
Other Misc Costs 001-524-1-00-18-030-499 500
Machinery & Equipment 001-572-1-00-18-040-640 9,295
Regular Salaries 001-524-1-00-18-030-120 ( 9,295)
Bldg/Grounds Maintenance 001-574-1-00-18-050-463 700
Contractual Services 001-574-1-00-18-050-340 ( 700)
Machinery & Equipment 001-537-1-00-18-660-640 350
Fuel & Lubricants 001-537-1-00-18-660-521 ( 350)
Unemployment Comp 001-553-1-00-20-000-250 315
Workers Comp 001-553-1-00-20-000-240 ( 315)
Books, Publications & 001-553-1-00-20-000-540 10
Operating Supplies 001-553-1-00-20-000-520 ( 10 )
Regular Salaries 001-562-1-00-33-000-120 1,645
Life & Health Ins. 001-562-1-00-33-000-230 50
Worker's Comp 001-562-1-00-33-000-240 286
Professional Svc-Spay 001-562-1-00-33-000-314 ( 2,400)
Hospital/Professional 001-562-1-00-33-000-315 535
Equipment Maintenance 001-562-1-00-33-000-462 185
Bldg/Grounds Maintenance 001-562-1-00-33-000-463 300
Office Supplies 001-562-1-00-33-000-510 170
Fuel & Lubricants 001-562-1-00-33-000-521 540
Food & Dietary 001-562-1-00-33-000-522 435
Books, Publications & Dues 001-562-1-00-33-000-540 40
Special Equipment 001-562-1-00-33-000-641 480
Contingency Reserve 001-599-1-00-99-000-999 ( 2,266)
Other Personal Svc 001-537-1-00-43-000-170 35
Life & Health Ins. 001-537-1-00-43-000-230 262
Utility Service 001-537-1-00-43-000-430 ( 297)
Regular Salaries 001-537-1-00-44-000-120 13,130
Social Security 001-537-1-00-44-000-210 810
Retirement Contribution 001-537-1-00-44-000-220 1,326
Life & Health Insurance 001-537-1-00-44-000-230 74
Contingency Reserve 001-599-1-00-99-000-999 (15,340)
Regular Salaries 001-516-1-00-52-020-120 167
Social Security 001-516-1-00-52-020-210 5
Retirement Contribution 001-516-1-00-52-020-220 12
Life & Health Insurance 001-516-1-00-52-020-230 ( 184)
Books, Publications & Dues 001-516-1-00-52-020-540 190
Equipment Maintenance 001-516-1-00-52-020-462 ( 190)
FINE & FORFEITURE
Police Education Sheriff 111-521-1-00-21-000-317 1,000
Workers Comp 111-521-1-00-21-000-240 ( 5,750)
Toxicology Svc 111-527-1-00-30-050-313 750
Contracted Svc-Morgue 111-527-1-00-30-050-346 3,000
Transportation 111-527-1-00-30-050-420 1,000
Travel & Per Diem 111-516-1-00-50-000-400 100
Books, Publications & Dues 111-516-1-00-50-000-540 100
Communications 111-516-1-00-52-050-410 550
Office Supplies 111-516-1-00-52-050-510 200
Books, Publications & Dues 111-516-1-00-52-050-540 165
Proceedings 111-516-1-00-52-070-331 ( 5,000)
Transcripts-Appeals/Other 111-516-1-00-52-070-332 4,100
Report/ Deposns 111-516-1-00-52-070-333 15,500
Contingency Reserve 111-599-1-00-99-000-999 (15,715)
Contractual Svc 112-541-1-00-18-610-340 1,500
Utility Svc 112-541-1-00-18-610-430 300
Bldg/Grounds Maintenance 112-541-1-00-18-610-463 9,500
Office Supplies 112-541-1-00-18-610-510 1,600
Fuel & Lubrications 112-541-1-00-18-610-521 (15,900)
Misc Supplies or Materials 112-541-1-00-18-610-529 3,000
Operating Supplies 116-562-1-00-29-110-520 15
Office Supplies 116-562-1-00-29-110-510 ( 15)
Life & Health Ins 127-554-l-00-18-410-238 100
Workers Comp 127-554-l-00-18-410-248 ( 100
Legal Service 127-554-l-00-18-410-328 200
Books, Publications & Dues 127-554-1-00-18-410-518 ( 200
Building Other 355-519-l-00-230-621 16,600
Buildings 355-519-l-00-230-620 (16,600)
Life & Health Insurance 410-562-1-00-37-000-230 400
Unemployment Compensation 410-562-1-00-37-000-250 1,000
Retirement Contribution 410-562-1-00-37-000-220 ( 1,400)
Communications 410-562-1-00-37-000-410 10
Utility Service 410-562-1-00-37-000-430 2,200
Equipment Maintenance 410-562-1-00-37-000-462 65
Operating Supplies 410-562-1-00-37-000-520 310
Fuel & Lubricants 410-562-1-00-37-000-521 300
Food & Dietary 410-562-1-00-37-000-522 3,500
Medicaid-Nursing Home 001-564-1-00-30-320-348 6,000
Medicaid-Hospital 001-564-1-00-30-320-347 ( 6,000)
Machinery & Equipment 410-562-1-00-37-000-640 2,550
Contractual Services 410-562-1-00-37-000-340 ( 2,000)
Insurance 410-562-1-00-37-000-450 ( 1,900)
Building/Grounds Maint 410-562-1-00-37-000-463 ( 2,500)
Workers Compensation 410-562-1-00-37-000-240 ( 2,535)
Life & Health Ins. 420-534-l-00-18-630-230 2,400
Rentals & Leases 420-534-l-00-18-630-440 1,450
Other Contractual Services 420-534-l-00-18-630-349 ( 3,850)
ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES
NORTHEAST HOSPITAL FUND
For the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 1982 (In Accordance with Section 129.06(2)(d) Florida Statutes)
Ad Valorem Taxes - Current $780,000
Ad Valorem Taxes - Delinquent 840
Excess Fees - Tax Collector 2,400
Interest on Investment 14,420
Interest Tax Collector 2,340
Less 5% (40,000)
Total Estimated Revenues $760,000
994 Hospital Board Payments $729,000
854 Property Appraiser Commissions 16,000
855 Tax Collector Commissions 15,000
Total Estimated Expenditures $760,000
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board authorized receipt of the Distribution of Revenue Traffic/Criminal Cases for the week ending December 3, 1982, in the amount of $5,232.24.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved and authorized signatures of the Chairman and Clerk on a Satisfaction of Judgment against R. V. Bushnell, Child, and Earl Bushnell and Evelyn Bushnell, Parents, in the amount of $150.00, Case #82-520- J.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved and authorized the Chairman and Clerk to sign the Satisfaction of Lien for Frank Neuman in the amount of $472.61 for the Special Assessment on Western Shores, Lot 170.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/BUILDING COMMITTEE/SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Mr. Watkins informed the Board of an amendment to the estimated cost of work to be done at the Lake County Jail in order to come into compliance based on an inspection by the State Fire Marshall's Office and subsequent report dated December 10, 1982, revised. Mr. Watkins stated that an increase to $15,000 would be required and stated that this was in lieu of additional personnel which the report stated were needed.
Mr. Watkins stated that a video monitoring system was being proposed in lieu of the additional personnel and would not be installed until such time as approval by the Fire Marshall's Office was received stating that this would bring the jail into compliance.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the additional expenditure for a total expenditure of $15,000.00, with the stipulation that the additional expense for the video equipment would bring the jail into compliance.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/MENTAL HEALTH
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved renewal of the leases with Rainbow's End and TASC, to be used as in kind services for Lake Sumter Community Mental Health.
COUNTY BUILDINGS/LAWS AND LEGISLATION
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the use of an office adjacent to that of Representative Everett Kelly, to be utilized by U.S. Congressmen representing Lake County, Bill McCollum and Buddy McKay.
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT/BUILDING COMMITTEE
Mr. Watkins informed the Board that the Building Committee had heard a presentation from Frizzell Architects regarding a professional study of the present detention facility in Lake County and the future needs of Lake County regarding detention facilities. Mr. Watkins stated it was the recommendation of the Building Committee after an extensive study done by the Clerk's Office and the presentation to the Building Committee that the Board consider authorizing proposals be solicited for a study of the present detention facility and future needs of Lake County for detention facilities. The Board discussed the timing of this recommendation in regard to the National Institute of Corrections seminars and report of Sandy Minkoff of the County Attorney's Office scheduled later in the morning of a seminar he attended in Washington regarding detention facilities. The Board postponed action on this item until Mr. Minkoff could present his report and make his recommendations.
RECESS & REASSEMBLY
At 9:40 A.M. the Chairman announced the Board would recess until 1O:OO A.M. for the scheduled Public Hearing.
The Chairman announced that the advertised time had arrived to consider an Ordinance amending Lake County Ordinances creating the Fire Districts in order to allow the fire districts to contract with individuals outside of the designated area but in the immediate vicinity of the fire district areas for fire control.
Those present were informed that the contracting for fire services would be administered and controlled by the Fire District Commissioners. Commr. Smoak requested that the proposed Ordinance be amended to clarify that the service fee levied at the discretion of the District Fire Commissioners be no less than the equivalent of the fee paid by those persons living within the districts boundaries.
Chris Ford stated the option to offer the contractual services would be at the districts' option. The Board discussed the method of payment in that dwellings which wished the services of the fire district that had adjacent land would be paying for the improved land only and those under the mandatory assessment had to pay a millage on unimproved property also. Mr. Ford further stated that it was his feeling that the fee for services should be on a property basis and those outside the district not be allowed to contract for fire services just on the improved portion of their property due to the possibility of law suits against the fire districts that could invalidate their tax levies due to the possibility of proving an unequal tax burden on those within the district.
Mr. Ted Schaffer, Pasco Fire District, addressed the Board to request that consideration of this Ordinance be postponed until such time as the Lake County study on fire protection in Lake County had been completed. Mr. Schaffer also requested that the Fire Districts be given the opportunity to meet with the study committee prior to any recommendations being made to the Board.
Mr. Robert Lewis, Emergency Services Director, addressed the Board stating that each of the Fire Districts would be contacted and met with during the course of the study.
Mr. Tom Daugherty, Attorney for the South Lake Fire District, addressed the Board requesting that this Ordinance not be acted upon at this time due to the above statements of Mr. Ford and until such time as the study committee could meet with the fire districts.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board rejected the proposed Ordinance as described below by title only:
AN ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE 125 AMENDING ORDINANCES #79-8, #80-l, #80-2, #80-3, #80-4, #80-5 WHICH ORDINANCES CREATED RESPECTIVELY THE SOUTH LAKE, NORTHWEST, BASSVILLE, PASCO, PAISLEY AND MT. PLYMOUTH FIRE DISTRICTS WITHIN LAKE COUNTY; PROVIDING THAT THOSE FIRE DISTRICTS ARE AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED TO PROVIDE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES FOR PROPERTY LOCATED OUTSIDE SAID DISTRICTS THROUGH INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS; PROVIDING A SEVERANCE CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
CETA - APPEAL HEARING
The Chairman announced that the time had arrived for the 10:30 Appeal Hearing scheduled and asked if Mr. Chester Gullicksen was present. Commr. Carson stated that the purpose of this hearing was to allow Mr. Gullicksen to appeal a decision of the Lake County CETA Department regarding his allegations that a displacement of regular employees to hire CETA employees had occurred at the Central Florida Academy. It was noted that a representative from the Central Florida Academy was present to testify if necessary. Commr . Carson again called numerous times for Mr. Gullicksen to address the Board if he was present in the audience. Mr. Flowers, CETA Director, informed the Board that this hearing had been rescheduled from an earlier date on the request of Mr. Gullicksen and notice of the new date and time had been sent and notice of receipt returned that Mr. Gullicksen had received the notice of the hearing.
Christopher Ford, County Attorney, recommended that the Board continue with the hearing even though Mr. Gullicksen did not appear.
Mr. Jim Flowers, CETA Director, addressed the Board and gave a brief summary of his memorandum of December 15, 1982, regarding the informal appeal hearing and background data compiled by the CETA Department. It was noted that four members of the CETA Staff were present to give testimony if required.
Mr. Flowers stated that on September 14, 1982, Mr. Gullicksen filed a complaint against Central Florida Academy and Lake County CETA alleging violation of CETA Regulations CFR676.73, Maintenance of Effort. In the memorandum Mr. Flowers stated, in essence, Mr. Gullicksen was contending he and his wife were discharged from Central Florida Academy due to CETA On-the- Job (OJT) contracts.
Mr. Flowers stated that Mr. Gullicksen had been notified of his right to file the complaint and had not appealed within the time limitations; however, had been allowed to file the complaint after the set time limitations. Mr. Flowers stated that fact finding had been conducted by Brenda Pullum, CETA Independent Monitoring Unit Chief. Mr. Flowers outlined in his memorandum and noted that Mr. Gullicksen had been supplied with this information in writing, that it was his determination based on the fact finding that there was no displacement of regular employees by CETA OJT workers at Florida Central Academy and, therefore, Mr. Gullicksen had no basis for a complaint.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board upheld the determination of the CETA Department that based on the report submitted by the CETA Department on fact finding conducted, that no displacement of regular employees by CETA OJT workers occurred at Florida Central Academy. The Board directed that Mr. Flowers advise Mr. Gullicksen of the action of the Board regarding this hearing.
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT/BUILDING COMMITTEE/COUNTY ATTORNEY
Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney's Office, addressed the Board to report on a seminar by the National Association of Counties in Washington. Mr. Minkoff reported that in comparison with other representatives present at the meetings, Lake County's Jail was a fairly new facility in that some of those present were representing counties whose facilities were built before 1900.
Mr. Minkoff stated it was his recommendation, based on these meetings, that the County participate in a program called the PONI Program by the National Institute of Corrections, (Planning of New Institutions). Mr. Minkoff stated this program was aimed at assisting local government with correctional facilities, specifically the planning process. Mr. Minkoff stated the first step of the program was that representatives hold a two or three day series of public meetings in Lake County involving County Government, Sheriff's Department and the public. The second step is for the County to appoint a group of between four and eight people who will travel to Boulder, Colorado for one week to participate in their study group. Mr. Minkoff stated that the NIC pays for the first four people, including transportation and per diem and if you wish to send more than four the only cost to the County would be the per diem and transportation costs and the NIC will pay the schooling. Mr. Minkoff stated that in the third stage the NIC would give technical recommendations on plans, choosing an architect and to review the plans of the architect.
Mr. Minkoff explained to the Board two types of construction of jails. One being traditional concrete with the guard in an enclosure separate from prisoners and the other being a more untraditional plan of dormitory style with conventional construction and furniture and the guard in the day areas with the prisoners. Mr. Minkoff stated vandalism and violence had been quoted as much less in the untraditional type jail. Mr. Minkoff also stated that "complexes" that included a courtroom had been built with the assumption it was cheaper to take the judges and clerks to the prisoners for bond hearings and arraignments.
Discussion occurred regarding use of the present facility in conjunction with any construction plans for a new facility. Mr. Minkoff stated that this consideration was also studied. Mr. Minkoff recommended that prior to soliciting for a professional study of the needs of Lake County, that the Board authorize a committee, appointed by the Board, to attend the PONI Program.
Discussion occurred regarding the members of the committee possibly assisting in chosing the consultants should the Board determine a professional consultant was needed after the program had been attended by said committee.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following four people be appointed to the committee to attend the PONI Program at no cost:
1. C. A. "Lex" Deems, County Commissioner
2. James C. Watkins, Clerk
3. Noel E. Griffin, Jr., Lake County Sheriff
4. Administrator of Lake County Jail as designated by Sheriff Griffin
Included in the motion was the following three persons attend the program with the County picking up the cost of pier diem and transportation:
1. Ernest C. Aulls, Jr., Chief Judge, or his representative
2. Michael C. Willett, Director of Development and Public Works
3. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney's Office
The Board directed that Mr. Minkoff meet with each of the above individuals regarding attending the program and placing the application for Lake County for the PONI program.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved merit increases for the following Veterans Service employees:
1. BROWN, OBIE, Assistant V.S.O. - Increase of $100.00.
2. JACKSON, BRENDA, Secretary II - Increase of $62.00.
3. ORR, DOROTHY, Veteran Service Specialist - Increase of $101.00.
It was noted that this increase would be effective December 26, 1982.
FIRE DISTRICTS/RESOLUTIONS/PLANNING DEPARTMENT
The Board acknowledged receipt of Resolution #1982-2 from the Mount Plymouth Fire Control District requesting the Board amend the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations to include a requirement and standard for the installation of fire hydrants and sufficient water capacity to meet the recognized standards for fire flow as stipulated by the insurance service organization and other fire underwriters. The Board referred this Resolution to the Planning Department to make a recommendation to the Board at a later date.
BUDGETS/LAWS AND LEGISLATION/PROPERTY APPRAISER
The Board discussed the recent Court decision regarding allowing $25,000 homestead exemption to Florida residents without the five year residency requirement and the Board was supplied with approximate figures of tax revenue loss for the next budget year. It was noted that the figures supplied by the Property Appraiser's Office were based on the assessments for this year and was approximate only.
CONTRACTS, LEASES AND AGREEMENTS/WATER AUTHORITY/WATER RESOURCES
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the 1982-83 Water Resource Joint Funding Agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey, Oklawaha Basin Recreation Water and Control Authority and the Lake County Board of County Commissioners with the Board of County Commissioners portion being $11,850.00.
CONTRACTS, LEASES AND AGREEMENTS/MOSQUITO CONTROL
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved and authorized signature of the Amendment to Attachment "A" to the contract between the Department of Natural Resources and Lake County for a control program of aquatic weeds.
James C. Watkins, Clerk, presented to the Board the Certificate of Conformance in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 1981. The Certificate of Conformance in Financial Reporting is presented by the Municipal Finance Officers' Association of the United States and Canada to governmental units and public employee retirement systems whose comprehensive annual financial reports are judged to be substantially conformed to the program's standards. Mr. Watkins stated that Lake County was the fourth County in the State of Florida to receive the Certificate and stated that this was awarded based on Lake County's first submission. The Board commended Mr. Watkins and Robert Wilson, Finance Director, for their work on the Annual Financial Report prepared by the Finance Department.
RECESS AND REASSEMBLY
The Chairman announced that the Board would recess for lunch with each Commissioner lunching individually and would reconvene at 2:00 p.m. for the Public Works Agenda.
PUBLIC WORKS AGENDA
ROAD CLOSINGS Unnamed Street in Lisbon, Petition #302
Mr. John Williams, Jr., was present to answer the questions of the Board.
It was noted that the proper proof of publication was on hand as it appeared in the November 30, 1982 and December 7, 1982 editions of the Sentinel Star, Lake Little Sentinel.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved vacation of that part of an unnamed street, running East and West between Lots 3 and 4 on the North, and Lots 5 and 6 on the South, and that part of an unnamed street running North and South, lying between Lots 3 and 6 on the East and Lots 4 and 5 on the West, Block 1, Lots plat of Lisbon, Plat Book 4, Page 7, Public Records of Lake County, Florida, for Gastfield, McKinney and Josefczyk, by John Williams, Jr. as per Petition #302.
ROAD CLOSINGS - Michigan Avenue, Eustis Park S/D, Petition
Mr. J. A. Corbett addressed the Board questioning this closing and whether or not it would affect access to his property. It was noted that the closing as presented would not affect Mr. Corbett's property. Commr. Burhans expressed concern over closing only a portion of the road and discussion occurred revealing that should the complete roadway be closed it would affect access to Mr. Corbett's property and Mr. Corbett stated he would be in objection to the complete roadway being closed. Jean Stevens, Tyre & Taylor Realty, was present on behalf of the petitioners and stated the closing was to allow replatting for 12, #500' lots for development.
It was noted that the proper proof of publication was on hand as it had appeared in the November 30, 1982 and December 7, 1982 editions of the Sentinel Star, Lake Little Sentinel.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board denied the request to vacate Michigan Avenue between Second Street and Umatilla Place - being a part of Eustis Park Subdivision in Section 26, Township 18 South, Range 26 East, Lake County; and, Lots 140 through 150, Block 4, S/D "A", Eustis Park, Lake County, Florida, per petition #304.
ROAD CLOSING - Approval To Advertise - Petition #303
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved advertisement to vacate that right-of-way running north and south lying between Lots 6 and 7, and vacate Lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, all being in Block 16, unrecorded Plat of Higley, Section 1, Township 18 South, Range 25 East for Loring E. Johnson, by Paul W. Bryan II, as per petition #303.
ROAD CLOSING - Approval to Advertise - Petition #305
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved advertisement to vacate that part of Alhambra Boulevard lying between Block L and Block M,.and that part of Indianola Drive lying west of Block M, and vacate Lots 6 and 2, Block M; and Lot 6, Block L, in Sunnicrest Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 5, page 73, Public Records of Lake County, Florida, for Mrs. Howell C. Hopson, as per Petition No. 305.
ROAD CLOSING - Approval to Advertise - Petition #307
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved to advertise for vacation that part of Indian Avenue lying north of DR #5-8871 and south of DR #5-8872; and that part of Thomas Avenue lying west of Treadwell Avenue to a point 300 feet west of the westerly right- of-way of Indian Avenue in Section 19, Township 17 South, Range 27 East, Lake County, Florida for Belinda B. Fuqua, as per Petition No. 307.
ROAD CLOSING - Approval to Advertise - Petition #306
No one present wished to discuss this request with the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved to advertise to vacate that portion of Madison Street along the west boundary of Lot 8, Block 47, Silver Lake Estates, recorded in Plat Book 10, pages 66 and 69, Public Records of Lake County, Florida, and the extension of Madison Street north an additional 270 feet from the aforementioned boundary of Lot 8, for Ramsey, Morrison and Evans, by Gordon H. Savage, as per Petition No. 306.
Discussion occurred regarding whether or not this was a roadway and Mr. Ford stated since the title company was claiming that this is a platted recorded right-of-way that this should be sufficient proof.
SUBDIVISIONS/ROADS-COUNT1 & STATE
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved Lake Minneola Woods Subdivision Plat for recording, accepted the Maintenance Bond in the amount of $5,325.00, and accepted Tequesta Trail #3-1839 into the County maintenance system.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the construction Plans for Wolfbranch Estates Subdivision. It was noted that the developer will be required to install a temporary cul-de-sac on Bird Road.
SUBDIVISIONS/ROADS-COUNTY & STATE
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board released the Performance Bond on Brendenwood, 1st Addition Subdivision, accepted and approved execution of the Maintenance Escrow Agreement in the amount of $2,187.90, and accepted Brendenshire Court #5-6347A into the County maintenance system.
SUBDIVISIONS/ROADS-COUNTY & STATE/POLLUTION CONTROL
Discussion occurred regarding the request of Royal Trails Subdivision, Unit I, to accept a number of roads into the County maintenance system. The Board expressed concern over lots in the subdivision that would not be buildable without major improvements due to soil conditions and drainage.
Mr. Bruce Phillips, Springstead Engineering, engineer for the developer addressed the Board and stated that 90% to 95% of the lots in this section are buildable without major improvements.
Mr. Willett stated that the staff recommended approval with the stipulation that a flood analysis be required of the developer. Mr. Ted Wicks addressed the Board stating that the flood analysis would have to be drawn based on the drainage plan of the sub-division.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board postponed acceptance of the Maintenance Bond in the amount of $105,000.00 for Royal Trails Subdivision Unit I, 8 year plan and acceptance of the roads listed on the Public Works Agenda into the County maintenance system until such time as the developer registers with the County a list of the flood prone lots which would require substantial work in order to get a building permit and upon completion of a flood management plan approved by the Pollution Control Department.
Ted Wicks reported to the Board on the designation of the Wekiva River as an "Outstanding Waterway" and the request of the Friends of the Wekiva that the Board support this designation. Mr. Wicks reported on the agricultural interests that could possibly be affected by this designation and reported that the present interests in this area would be able to continue their operations. Mr. Wicks also reported that it was the recommendation of the staff that the Board support this request and informed the Board that the Lake County Pollution Control Board would be sending a Resolution in support of the designation.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved to correspond to the Friends of the Wekiva, support of their efforts in having the Wekiva River designated as an "Outstanding Waterway".
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board referred to Public Works to obtain further clarification, a request from the Town of Astatula for the County to clay Washington Street from Florida Avenue north to Pennsylvania Avenua with the Town assuming maintenance thereof.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board accepted a drainage easement on Country Club Road from Harry and Susan T. Harris.
SIGNS/RESOLUTIONS/ROADS-COUNTY & STATE
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved that 20 MPH speed limit signs be placed on the following roads in Sparks Village:
Margaret Drive #l-4636 Memory Lane #l-4537A
Mark Avenue #l-4636B Elizabeth Avenue #l-4636A
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved a 30 MPH speed limit sign be placed on Orange Avenue #5-6863.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/ROAD PROJECTS
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved partial payment to Martin Paving Company on the SR 42 project in the amount of $8,602.20.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved release of the following road reservations from the Department of Transportation for the following deed numbers:
#798, All but 33 feet from the centerline of Swift Road #4-7798.
#802, All but 33 feet from the centerline of Swift Road #4-7798.
#798, Release all reservations. (North of Cassia).
#2273, All but 25 feet from the centerline of Deal Drive
(Mt. Plymouth Area).
PUBLIC WORKS/ROAD PROJECTS/ROADS-COUNTY & STATE
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Road Resurfacing Program Plan for the 1982-83 fiscal year as follows:
#l-4124 Sunnyside Drive (Priority 1)
#l-7316 Sullen Road (Priority 2)
#l-7611 Lake Griffin Road (Priority 3)
#l-7310 Grays Airport Road (Priority 4)
#2-4606 Montclair Road (Priority 1)
#2-1310 Mascott-Empire Road
#3-3358 Shirley Shores Road (Priority 1)
#4-5568 Sharp Court (Priority 1)
#4-3987 Adair Road (Priority 2)
#4-3887 Rainey Road (Priority 3)
#5-7528 Emeralda Island Road (Priority 1)
#5-7465 Pine Street (Priority 2)
#5-7864 Lake Street (Priority 3).
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and
carried unanimously, the Board approved the New Construction Road
Program for 1982-83 as follows:
#l-5110 Park Holland Road (Priority 1)
#l-5433 Radio Road (Priority 2)
#l-6304 Spring Lake Road (Priority 3)
#2-4806 Schoolview Street (Priority 1)
#2-4705 Pruitt Street (Priority 1)
#2-3123 Trimpi Road (Priority 2)
#2-3129A Yalaha Cutoff (Priority 2)
#2-3130 Lime Avenue (Priority 2)
#2-4106 Casteen Road (Priority 3)
#2-4105 Flatwoods Road (Priority 3)
#2-4006 Youngs Road (Priority 3)
#2-4007 El Rancho Drive (Priority 3)
#2-2427 O'Brien Road (Priority 4)
#3-0942 Hull Road (Priority 1)
#3-1837 Cherry Lake Road (Priority 2)
#3-0729 Florida Boys Ranch Road (Priority 3)
#3-1757 Blackstill Lake Road (Priority 4)
#3-1860 Fosgate Road (Priority 4)
#3-1548 Mohawk Rd (Priority 5)
TOTAL $788,500.00 (Not including Boys Ranch Road)
#4-4863 Aldrich Street (Priority 1)
#4-4864 Bryant Street (Priority 1)
#4-4765 Colfax Street (Priority 1)
#4-4766 Dupont Street (Priority 1)
#4-4865 Belmont Avenue (Priority 1)
#4-4966 Mt. Homer Road (Priority 2)
Kurt Street (Priority 2)
#4-4387 Walton Heath (Priority 3)
#4-4681 Evergreen Loop (Priority 4)
#5-8572 Boy's Ranch Road (Priority 1)
#5-7528 Emeralda Island
#5-7581 Wygul Road
Commr. Windram wished the record to reflect he objected to the new construction planned on Emeralda Island Road.
Commr. Smoak wished the record to reflect that he would like to see the Public Works Department submit for the Board's review at a later time, alternatives for paving roads in which only one or two persons were holding up the project by not deeding the necessary right-of-way.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Secondary Road Program for 1982-83 as follows:
C-466A (Priority 1)
C-466 (Priority 2)
C-48 (Priority 1)
C-44A Griffin Road (Priority 2)
C-44C Griffin Road (Priority 2)
C-50 (Priority 1)
C-437 (Priority 1)
C-439 (Priority 1)
C-44A (Priority 2)
C-44A (Priority 2)
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board rejected bids on Project No. 2-83 on Pruitt Street #2-4705 and Schoolview Road #2-4806 Resurfacing and Design Build Construction and authorized the project to be rebid.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the County Attorney's Office to draft and advertise an Ordinance amending the Ordinance creating the special assessment procedures to reduce the number of public hearings to one. It was noted that the time allowed for payment of the assessments would have to be adjusted also.
Mr. Willett informed the Board that the low quote for the well monitoring project was Allen's Well Drilling. Mr. Willett stated that another firm was lower on only one of the landfills; however, it was not known if the price would stand should the job be split.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board awarded the quote to be split to the low bidder on each of the landfills if the job can be split or to the low quote from Allen's Well Drilling should companies quoting not agree to splitting the project.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/COUNTY POLICY/FAIRGROUNDS
Mr. Willett submitted to the Board for their review prior to the January 4, 1983, meeting, a preliminary draft of recommendations for capital improvements and the proposed contracts and policies for the Lake County Fairgrounds.
The Board discussed the formulation of a task force regarding use of the communications console now located at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. It was the feeling of the Board that the technical capabilities and limitations of the console be studied to determine the best use for the console and that experts be requested to look at the console to determine the above. Discussion occurred that the console needed to be utilized to its fullest extent serving in the capacity for emergency communications without additions requiring a large outlay of funds. The Board also discussed that recommendations regarding location and administration of the console were needed.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems it was placed on the floor for discussion the appointment of the following persons to a task force to study the utilization of the communications console owned by Lake County for emergency communications in Lake County: Joe Stephany, Emergency Services; Thomas Langley, Waterman Memorial Hospital; Bill Compton, South Lake Memorial Hospital; Roy Tremain, Mt. Dora Fire Department; Rex Taylor, City of Leesburg; Major Wayne Allen or David Johnson, Lake County Sheriff's Department; a member of the Board of County Commissioners and a member of the Emergency Medical Services Committee.
Discussion occurred regarding the appointments from the Board of County Commissioners and a statement that Sheriff Griffin wished to sit on the committee as the representative from the Sheriff's Department.
Commr. Burhans withdrew his motion and Commr. Deems withdrew his second.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried, the Board appointed the following persons to a task force to study the capabilities of the console, agencies to utilize the console for communication purposes, possible locations for the console and administration of the console in order to recommend alternatives to the Board of County Commissioners to utilize the communications console to its fullest extent and in the best interests of the citizens of Lake County.
1. Joe Stephany, Chairman
2. Thomas Langley, Vice Chairman
3. Bill Compton to represent Ambulance Districts
4. Rex Taylor to represent municipalities
5. Sheriff Griffin to represent Lake County Sheriff's
6. Roy Tremain to represent municipal fire departments
7. Glenn Burhans to represent the Lake County Board of
8. Larry Lipps to represent the Fire Districts
Commr. Carson voted "NO".
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/NURSING HOME
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved and authorized signature of the Medicaid Contract for the Lake Memorial Nursing Home. It was noted that there was a sixty day cancellation clause in the contract.
There being no further business to be brought before the
Board the meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.
JAMES R. CARSON, JR. CHAIRMAN
JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK