A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
FEBRUARY 1, 1983
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 1, 1983, at 9:OO a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Lake County Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Present at the meeting were the following Commissioners: Thomas J. Windram, Chairman; James R. Carson, Jr.; 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. Burhans.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the minutes of January 18, 1983, as submitted.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the use of the Commission Meeting Room by the Sheriff's Department on February 24 and 25, 1983, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. for a law enforcement seminar.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved to bid filled rip rap bags for the Public Works Department for one year, beginning March 1, 1983.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the purchase of an IBM Selectric III Typewriter, Model #6705(C), in the amount of $876.00 for the Clerk's Office, Recording Division. It was noted this is a budgeted item.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT/JUDGES
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the salary item under Baliff's Salaries to be increased by $420.00 and authorized a transfer from Contingency, if necessary.
RESOLUTIONS/COUNTY EMPLOYEES/SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board authorized a Resolution of appreciation to be drawn for George Horsford, Chief Baliff, who retired on January 31, 1983.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the purchase of three (3) sets of magnetic door holders for the newly installed fire walls located in the Lake County Jail at a cost of $230.00 each for a total price of $690.00, to be purchased from Audio Systems of Florida, Inc.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak. seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following new contractor bonds and bond cancellations:
#3095-73 Dale E. Blundell d/b/a American Electric
#3097-83 Aurelius John Pesenti - Electrical
#1154-83 Delbert B. Rucker d/b/a Rucker Plumbing, Inc.
#1744-83 Donald Wilcox d/b/a Wilcox Construction - General
#3084-83 Robert M. Bramlett - Electrical
#3094-83 Denis J. Dunne - Heating and Air Conditioning
# 857-72 John Hinton d/b/a J & D Concrete Service
# 153-82 Mitchell Plumbing Company - James E. Mitchell
LICENSES & PERMITS
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following gun permits and bonds:
Speir, Karen S. Smith, Robert H.
Robuck, H. D. Jr. Langlois, Irene S.
Cassiday, Charles L. Welch, Francis C
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved payment of Warrant #30426 through Warrant #30762 for the following accounts:
General Revenue Fine and Forfeiture
County Transportation Trust Revenue Sharing
Mosquito Control Aquatic Weed
Fish Conservation Section 8
CETA Certificate of Indebtedness
COR Buildings Nursing Home
County Wide Library
Included in the motion was payment of the following indigents;
APPROVE. Park Terrace Income Group for Karen McKowen - $50.00 for February.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Satisfaction of Assessment Liens and authorized the signature of the Chairman and Clerk on the following:
Country Club View Subdivision
Silver Lake Estates (715-003) Silver Lake Estates (715-032)
John D. Windsor (715-032) M.C.M Theaters Ltd., Inc.
J. Stephen Pullum (715-018) J. Stephen Pullum (715-017)
Samuel D. Jarvin (715-013) Lanny Husebo (715-014)
Philip C. Grinnell (715-004) Jack N. Purdum (715-033)
H. L. Pringle (715-035) Rosemary P. Purdum (715-034)
Jack N. Purdum (715-033)
Silver Lake Estates
Sparks Village Subdivision
Michael J. Summer (765-131) Kenneth LaRoe (765-113)
James W. Miner (766-202) Clarence E. Davis (766-203)
Jack P. Drawdy (766-213)
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board acknowledged receipt of the following reports.
1. Distribution of Revenue Traffic/Criminal Cases for the weeks of l/14/83 and l/21/83, in the amounts of $6,621.85 and $8,866.81, respectively.
2 . The 1981-82 Audit Report for the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
3. Monthly reports of October, November and December, 1982, from the Lake Community Action Agency.
Commr. Smoak gave a brief report on the progress of the Lake County, County-wide Library System. Commr. Smoak reported an increase in the number of County residents utilizing the libraries participating in the program.
Commr. Carson informed the Board members that a letter of appreciation had been received thanking the Board for their support of the designation of the Little Wekiva River as an "Outstanding Waterway".
Commr. Carson stated a Public Hearing would be held in Altamonte Springs on February 10, 1983, and that this would be a workshop session.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/EMERGENCY SERVICES
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the travel request of Robert Lewis to attend the National Civil Defense Council Mid- ear Conference, in Washington, D.C. at an anticipated cost of $686.00, totally funded by the Federal Government.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, the Board approved a proclamation be drawn proclaiming the week of February 20, 1983, as Engineers Week. Commrs. Burhans and Deems voted "NO".
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT/PURCHASING
On a motion by Commr. Smoak seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board authorized expenditure from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund, Confiscated Property Account, for the purchase of a "Persons" File System. It was noted that a quote of $15,262.20 had been received; however, the Board requested that should it be required by Statute, that this item go through the bidding process.
Commr . Deems informed the Board that the National Institute of Corrections had set the date to come to Lake County to meet with the Committee previously appointed regarding correctional facilities. Commr. Deems stated that the two day seminar would be held March 16 and 17, 1983, and the Board would be kept advised of the proceedings.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/WATER RESOURCES
Commr. Carson stated each of the Commissioners had been given a draft of an Interlocal Agreement creating a Central Florida Regional Water Supply Authority. Commr. Carson stated that this was submitted to the Board, County Attorney, and Clerk for their study and input to be discussed by the Board at a later date.
Commr. Carson stated that the next meeting was scheduled in Polk County for March 18, 1983, and he would like to get the input of the Commissioners, Attorney and Clerk prior to that meeting.
Commr. Smoak requested that Mr Will Davis and Mr. Dowling along with a representative from the County Aquatic Weed Program be placed on the agenda for the February 15, 1983, for approximately forty-five minutes for discussion of the recently completed Three Year Palatlakaha Water Study.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the Satisfaction of Assessment Lien on the west half of lot ten, Block D, Sunny Dell Park, First Addition, for Dale W. Davis. The County Attorney stated that there was no problem in issuing the Satisfaction on this item as the lien on the remaining property would remain intact.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board authorized an expenditure of $60.00 from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund under Lake County Ordinance 1982-l requested by Sheriff Griffin to be payable to Lt. E. W. Doyle, Secretary/Treasurer, for Mr. Jimmy Horner to serve as the representative from Lake County Sheriff's Department to the Florida Intelligience Unit.
ROADS, COUNTY & STATE/PUBLIC WORKS
Commr. Windram stated correspondence had been received from the Department of Transportation regarding the State turning back State Road 450 from the Marion County Line to SR 19, Umatilla, to Lake County. Mr. Willett stated there was one problem on this item that the Public Works Department is looking into.
PUBLIC WORKS AGENDA
CONTRACTS, LEASES AND AGREEMENTS/OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously the Board authorized the Chairman and Director of Finance to execute the Wooten Park Paving Project Grant Payment Request and Contractual Purchases Schedule.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/PUBLIC WORKS/PURCHASING
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously the Board authorized the rental of a gradall from H. F. Mason Equipment Compnay for a one month period at a total cost of $4,629.00.
Discussion occurred regarding the feasibility of purchasing a gradall due to the amount of time the County uses the equipment.
Mr. Willett stated that it had been the recommendation of the County Engineer not to purchase the equipment due to the high maintenance factor. The Board requested Public Works to study this for possible purchase consideration in the next fiscal year.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/RIGHT-OF-WAYS, ROADS & EASEMENTS
The Public Works Department brought up for the Board's consideration a License for the Use of County Road Rights of Way by the City of Orlando and Orange County The rights of way under consideration were limited to those of Townships 22, 23 and 24, Range 26 East, Lake County Florida, which lie South of State Road 50 and East of U. S. Highway 27. The right-of-way would be used for the purpose of constructing and maintaining underground reclaimed irrigation water transmission lines and appurtenances for the Water Conserv II Distribution System. Terms and conditions of license were submitted with the Public Works Agenda for review.
The County Attorney stated that it was their opinion that a clause be included that should this project be terminated that the easements terminate and that it had been agreed to include this in the license.
Discussion occurred that each property owner (grove owner) wishing to participate in this program would still have to appear before the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of County Commissioners for a Conditional Use Permit prior to this process being used in Lake County
Mr. Bob Haven, City of Orlando Public Works Director, addressed the Board and informed them that this step was necessary to draw agreements with the grove owners for use of the effluent and the agreements would be contingent upon the approval of the Conditional Use Permits.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, the Board approved the License For the Use of County Road Rights Of Way submitted by the City of Orlando and Orange County, provided the clause is included as recommended by the County Attorney's Office.
Commr. Burhans voted "NO".
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved execution of the voucher for transfer of funds from the Department of Transportation in the amount of $57,225.59 for payment to Columbia Paving on SR 450.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/ROAD PROJECTS
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved final payment to Superior Asphalt Company, Inc., in the amount of $2,494.99 for #2-1422 Curtis Street and #2-1523A Gano Road design build construction lump sum project No. 6-82 from the Revenue Sharing Fund.
DEEDS/CONTRACTS, LEASES AND AGREEMENTS/CLAY PITS
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the signature of the Chairman on the Banville's deed for the Marion County clay pit.
It was noted that this deed would be recorded in Marion County.
ROADS-COUNTY & STATE/SIGNS/RESOLUTIONS
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously the Board accepted North Street (assigned number 2-5106) and South Street (assigned number 2-5106A) into the County maintenance system as they were built to County standards and the necessary testing has been completed. Included in the motion was acceptance of Bryan Street (assigned number 4- 568B) and Curelia Drive, West from Ohio Avenue;, 649 feet, (assigned number 4-5568A) into the County maintenance system under the Lots of Record Ordinance wherein the roads were built and paved to County standards.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/PLANNING DEPARTMENT
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board authorized travel in the amount of $35.00 for Larry Schuster, Senior Planner, to attend a Conference on Population Estimates, Projections and Their Implications to be held in Orlando on February 25, 1983
BONDS - MOBILE HOME
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved for the following persons to live in a mobile home on the same piece of property on which their conventional dwellings are being built, subject to the proper bond being posted and with the stipulation that the mobile home will be removed immediately upon the completion of the dwelling or upon the request of the Board of County Commissioners:
1 . Faith C. Allen - Bassville Park Area - District #l
2 . Brady Moss Fidler - Lady Lake Area - District #l
Included in the motion was renewal of mobile home bonds for the following:
1 Floyd L. Rand - Astatula Area - District #3.
2 .Samuel C. Kephart - Mt. Plymouth Area - District #4
Also included in the motion was cancellation of the bond for Elliott Cohen upon completion of construction of the conventional dwelling and removal of the mobile home.
SUBDIVISIONS/PUBLIC WORKS/ROADS - COUNTY & STATE
Discussion occurred regarding Section 113 of the Lake County Subdivision Regulations, specifically, the requirement of a fifty foot easement, constructed and maintained to meet County clay road standards. Mr. Steven Richey, Attorney, addressed the Board stating that a variance regarding the above was pending before the Planning and Zoning Commission and at the present time there is no basis for a variance to be granted due to the present Subdivision Regulations. Mr. Richey explained to the Board his specific case and stated his request that the Board consider reviewing this Ordinance based on the hardship it is causing in practical application.
The Board requested that the Planning Department bring back to the Board for their review how this Ordinance was working in practical application and alternatives that may be more applicable in certain circumstances. The Board explained the evolution of this section of the Subdivisions and its necessity due to those wishing to develop land taking advantage of the Subdivision Waivers for the purpose of developing land rather than the initial purpose of allowing parcels of property to be divided between family members.
PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT/POLLUTION CONTROL DEPARTMENT
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the board approved the merit increase and end of probation increase for a total of $600.00 increase for Richard Roof, Pollution Control Lab Technician, as presented by Mr. Glenn Timmons, Personnel Director.
Commr. Windram informed the Board that he had received correspondence from the City of Tavares requesting that the Board be represented at a Public Hearing regarding Leesburg Cablevision to be held at the City of Tavares Council Chambers on February 22, 1983, at 7:00 p.m. Commr . Windram stated the letter read that this was the annual meeting set by the City of Tavares and discussion occurred regarding whether or not this public meeting was required under the cablevision franchise. Mr. Ford stated he would report if this was in the contract; however, he did not feel a set time period was set forth in the contract but that the contract allowed for the public hearings.
Commr. Windram supplied to the Board for their consideration a request from a local realtor that the County express whether or not they would have interest in purchasing a parcel of land on the north end of Lake Griffin. Commr. Windram stated that it was their feeling the land could be utilized for a recreational site
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously the Board directed that a letter be written thanking the realtors for calling their attention to this site; however, the County had no interest in purchasing this land It was noted that there is a State Park located in this area.
Commr. Windram offered to the Board for their consideration another parcel that adjoins the park at the Apopka Canal.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board directed that a letter be written thanking the realtors for calling their attention to this site; however, that the County did not wish to pursue purchasing this land for a recreational site.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/MOSQUITO CONTROL
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request for travel expenditures in the amounts of $66.00, $63 00 and $63.00, for three Mosquito Control Department employees to attend the joint meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association and Florida Anti Mosquito Association at the Contemporary Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on February 27, 1983, through March 3, 1983, and it was noted that they would travel back and forth each day from Tavares.
Commr . Windram stated communication had been received from the Highland Lakes Committee stating in part that the Committee had not at anytime, nor in any manner, advised, approved or suggested that any resident(s) of Highland Lakes Subdivision do any road work or contribute any monies or time toward having any road work done in or to Highland Lakes Subdivision. The Board directed Mr. Willett to respond to the notice received by the Highland Lakes Committee.
The Chairman announced that the advertised time had arrived to consider a proposed Ordinance amending the Zoning Regulations of Lake County. It was noted that the proper proof of publication was on hand as it appeared in the Sentinel Star, Lake Little Sentinel on January 13 and 25, 1983.
Mr. Jerry Sexton, Planning and Zoning Coordinator stated the purpose of the proposed Ordinance was to amend the Zoning Regulations of Lake County Florida, Ordinance 1971-6, as amended, by amending Sections 68.11 and 69.11 to include automobile mechanical garages in (C-l) Rural or Tourist Commercial District and (C-2) Community Commercial District. Mr. Sexton stated that this proposed Ordinance had been brought before the Board on the reommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission
Mr. Sexton stated in the past the only zoning district for mechanical garages was LM. Mr. Sexton stated that body work was not included as an accepted use as a part of this Ordinance. Mr. Sexton stated that the staff would like to put some restrictions on the garages in that the area in which the repairs would be done would be properly screened from view of any public street or from property owned by others and not more than five (5) vehicles not in operating condition may be stored on the property at any one time with such inoperable vehicles being located within the screened area. The Board discussed that in the past C-l zoning districts were limited to those business that have a very fast turnover of people such as convenience stores. Mr. Sexton expressed that it is in these outlying areas where the need lies where a C-2 or LM zone would not be appropriate. The Board discussed allowing this type of operation under CP (Planned Commercial). Mr. Sexton stated that under the present criteria the staff would recommend denial of a C-2 zoning in outlying areas. The Board recommended that the Planning Department review the criteria used for their recommendation in order to accommodate this type of use without changing the zoning classification which could open other possibilities that might not be desireable in these areas.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board postponed action on the proposed Ordinance until March 1, 1983, at 1O:OO a.m.
Commr. Windram stated he had received a copy of correspondence directed to Sheriff Griffin from the Department of Community Affairs regarding their solicitation of applications for a second project test site for the Office of the State Courts Administrator's pilot test of their Local Correctional Assistance Project. Commr. Windram stated he had instructed Fred Hooten, Court Administrator to look into this and report back to him.
RECESS AND REASSEMBLY
At 10 35 a.m. the Chairman announced the Board would recess for ten minutes and reconvene at 10:45 a.m. for the scheduled Public Hearing.
The Chairman announced that the advertised time had arrived for the Public Hearing regarding the proposed Ordinance to amend the Zoning Regulations of Lake County, specifically amending Section 70.42 (E) (3). It was noted the proper proof of publication was on hand as it had appeared in the January 13 and 25, 1983, editions of the Sentinel Star, Lake Little Sentinel.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board amended the proposed Ordinance,.Section I. (3) (a), to delete the wording "provided they are currently registered as required by State or Federal law".
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board amended the proposed Ordinance, Section I (3) (c) changing the time a boat, trailer or recreational vehicle could be parked in the front yard driveway from a twenty four hour period to a seventy two hour period.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak seconced by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board moved to place the proposed Ordinance, as amended, on the floor for its first and final reading by title only:
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING REGULATIONS OF LAKE COUNTY, ORDINANCE 1971-6, AS AMENDED, BY AMENDING SECTION 70.42 (E) (3), REGULATIONS FOR THE PARKING, STORING, OR KEEPING OF BOATS, BUSES, TRAILERS, TRUCKS, AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF BOATS OR RECREATIONAL VEHICLES PERMITTED ON ONE LOT IN A RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING A SEVERANCE CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and
carried unanimously, the Board adopted Ordinance #1983-2, as
amended on its first and final reading by title only.
The Board discussed a memorandum dated January 27, 1983, from S. J. Stephany Chairman, Emergency Communications Task Group recommending that the present task group appointed by the Board on January 4, 1983, is no longer needed as a contract had been drafted and was under legal review for the Northwest Ambulance District to provide County-wide EMS communications coordination on an interim basis.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the recommendation of the Emergency Communications Task Group for disbanding the group and based on their recommendation, approved to appoint the Lake County Emergency Medical Services Council to analyze the problem of providing County-wide EMS communications and to provide recommendations to the Board. As outlined in Mr. Stephany's memorandum, the Committee will consist of the Chairman, County Medical Director, Ambulance Service Directors, a Board of County Commissioners Representative and Rescue and First Responder Fire Services.
The Board directed letters be written to those who served on the Emergency Communications Task Group thanking them for their work and the members of the Lake County Emergency Medical Services Council be notified of the wishes of the Board that this group continue analyzing EMS communications in Lake County
The Chairman announced that the advertised time had arrived to consider continuation of the Special Assessment procedures for Special Assessment #6 - Cypress and Bay Streets in Riverwood Subdivision and consideration of bids received for this project.
Michael Willett, Director of Development and Public Works stated that the low bidder was Macasphalt with a bid of $11,449.00 which would compute to $3.41 per lineal foot for those property owners on Cypress Street and $1.89 per lineal foot for those property owners on Bay Street. Mr. Willett stated that this was higher than the original estimates.
Mr. John McFarland, Bay Street, addressed the Board stating
he had no objection to the figures as presented. Mr. Willett
informed the Board that should the bid be awarded, all property
owners would be notified of the costs of the project and the
assessment roll hearing would be set.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board accepted the low bid from Macasphalt in the amount of $11,449.00, subject to the final acceptance of the assessment roll and authorized the Public Works Department to proceed with the notification of property owners and scheduling of the final assessment roll hearing.
Commr. Carson reported on a seminar for elected officials
held at the Valencia Community College and stated two additional seminars would be held on February 17 and 24, at 7 00 p.m. and favorably reported on the one he had attended
LAWS AND LEGISLATIONS/MEETINGS
Discussion occurred regarding the upcoming meeting with the
State Representatives on Tuesday February 8, 1983 at 5:00 p.m.
The Board requested that the Finance Director Bob Wilson formulate a report to the Board on the effects of the new change in the State funding formula whereby the County is assessed in the computation of total income to the County through ad valorem taxes for those taxing districts that the County has to approve their budgets.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board directed that Bob Wilson, Director of Finance, formulate a pictorial view in order that the Board can review this during their February 8, 1983, meeting prior to the 5:00 p.m. Public Hearing.
COMMUNICATIONS/ANIMAL CONTROL SHELTER
Mr. Lou Tally, Attorney representing the Lake County Humane Society, addressed the Board and presented a letter regarding animal welfare and control. Mr. Tally stated the Humane Society and local veterinarians would like to see an ad hoc committe formulated including representatives of the Society, the veterinarians, the Animal Shelter personnel, the County Commissioners and public at large, as well as any other appropriate group or agency. The letter submitted to the Board contained fifteen areas the society felt should be addressed regarding the Animal Shelter.
Discussion occurred regarding the Humane Society assisting the Animal Shelter in locating owners and the possibility of the Humane Society continuing the efforts of adoption or location of owners after the mandatory period of time has expired on animals at the shelter. Commr. Carson informed Mr. Tally that the Humane Society could adopt the animals on the same basis as individuals should they wish to continue efforts. Mr. Tally stated problems arose in this idea in that representatives from the Humane Society would be required to make the trip to the Animal Shelter on a daily basis, as well as the cost considerations.
Commr. Smoak stated that ample room existed for accepting volunteers from the society to assist in the placement of animals.
Mr. Tally and the Board discussed the operation policies of the Animal Shelter and the Board informed Mr. Tally that the Animal Shelter complied with the Florida Statute requirements and the requirements set forth in the Ordinance creating the Animal Shelter.
Mr. Tally expressed concern over the lack of a written policy manual for in house operations. Mr. Tally was informed that there were operational policies within the Shelter that had not been adopted as a formal County policy and were constantly being revised.
Dr. Jay Allen, Veterinarian, addressed the Board to express the concern of the vets as well as the Humane Society
Those present were informed that the input of all segments of the community that have an interest in the area would be welcome.
After further discussion of the requests of the group, Commr. Smoak stated that he would work with Frankie Thorpe of the Animal Shelter to address the items in the letter and compile a written policy of the operations of the Animal Shelter. Commr. Smoak stated that this could be accomplished within a two week period and he would be happy to meet with Mr. Tally or members of the group regarding the Animal Shelter.
RECESS AND REASSEMBLY
At 12:10 p.m. the Board recessed for lunch and reconvened at
EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL/PLANNING DEPARTMENT
Mr. Joe Maseda, Department of Transportation, Deland, Florida, addressed the Board regarding funding for the Transportation for the Disadvantaged. Background was given by Mr. Willett regarding the Committee formulated by the Board to study the transportation needs and what was available presently in Lake County. Mr. Maseda stated the only item to be addressed today was the Board's concurrence in being listed in the D.O.T. Five Year Work Program as being eligible for Federal funding for Transportation for the Disadvantaged in Rural Areas. Mr. Maseda stated that further action of the Board would be required to make application for any funds for this purpose and there are no obligations at this time.
Mr. Willett stated that a report on the transportation situation in Lake County would be forthcoming by both the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council and the Committee appointed by the Board.
Mr. Maseda stated that funds used to operate transportation programs presently operating under HRS and other social service agencies could qualify as the "matching funds" listed in the material presented to the Board.
On a motion by Comnr. Burhans, seconded by Commr Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved to be listed in the work program issued by the Department of Transportation under the funding available for the Transportation for the Disadvantaged.
Mr. Daryl Shonkwiler, Waterman Memorial Hospital, addressed the Board and stated that funds were also available for communications equipment.
There being no further business to be brought before the
Board, the meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
Thomas J. Windram, Chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk