A BUDGET WORKSHOP OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
AUGUST 18, 1983
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in special session for a budget workshop on Thursday, August 19, 1983, at 1:30 p.m. in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Tavares, Florida. Present at the meeting were: Thomas J. Windram, Chairman; James R. Carson, Jr.; Claude E. Smoak, Jr.; C. A. "Lex" Deems; and Glenn C. Burhans. Others present were: Donald W. Smalt, Administrative Services; Robert L. Wilson, Finance Director; Bill LeHeup, Senior Clerk; Mike Willett, Director of Development and Public Works; and Toni M. Austin, Secretary.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board directed the County Attorney to draft a letter to the North Central Florida Health Planning Council, Inc., and authorized the Chairman's signature, stating the Board has no objection to the fifteen bed increase requested by Eustis Care Center, Inc. a/k/a Eustis Manor, Inc., the reason being that the fifteen beds will be private patient beds with no Medicaid supplements being required.
Discussion occurred regarding the present insurance policy for County employees. At this time the Board discussed the possibility of hiring an insurance consultant to review the County's present policy.
Discussion occurred regarding the present County employee benefits as presented in the Lake County Salary and Benefits Data prepared by the Lake County Personnel Department. At this time the Board decided to make no changes in the benefit policies.
Discussion occurred regarding the pay ranges for selected positions. It was the Board's feeling that the pay scale positions were a little below average; approximately $900 - $1,200 difference on each position.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board tentatively approved a 4%, $200 minimum increase in salaries across the Board, excluding department heads.
At this time the Board decided to amend the previous motion
to include the clause "provided the employee is not at the maximum of his pay scale".
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board tentatively approved a 4% salary increase for department heads excluding the following:
Ted Wicks, Pollution Control.........................6%
Jim Flowers, Lake Co. Private Industry Council......lO%
Art Ragland, Veterans' Service.......................6%
On the same motion the Board postponed any action regarding the salary and merit increase for Lonnie Strickland, Administrator.
Discussion occurred regarding the following requests for new positions:
General Maintenance Technician..............Maintenance
Fog Truck Operator..........................Mosquito/Aquatic
Zoning Technician II........................Building &
Alternate Landfill Attendant................Landfill
Water Resource Engineer.....................Pollution
Heavy Equipment Mechanic....................Public Works
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board requested the Finance Department to include all of the requested positions in the budget and report back to the Board on Sept. 6, 1983, with the summarized impact on the budget structure.
At this time Commr. Smoak requested Commr. Burhans to check on the two custodial positions transferred from the Nursing Home and report back on the necessity of the positions.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.
Thomas J Windram, Chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk