A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
JUNE 26, 1984
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in Special Session for a budget workshop on Tuesday, June 26, 1984, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Room, Lake County Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: Glenn C. Burhans, Chairman; James R. Carson, Jr.; C. A. "Lex" Deems; Thomas J. Windram (arriving at 1O:OO a.m.); and Claude E. Smoak. Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Michael C. Willett, County Administrator; Robert L. Wilson, Finance Director; Bill LeHeup, Senior Clerk; and Toni M. Austin, Secretary.
Noel E. Griffin, Jr., Sheriff, appeared before the Board to discuss the Sheriff Department's tentative budget. Sheriff Griffin stated that overall there was only a 5% increase except for retirement, insurance and social security due to the new rates passed by the Legislature. He requested four (4) new deputies to create a new zone and six (6) correctional officers to comply with the Department of Corrections.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved the tentative budget as presented by Sheriff Griffin including the four (4) new deputies and six (6) correctional officers.
Robert Wilson, Finance Director, informed the Board that the tax roll is expected from the Property Appraiser's Office July 2, 1984. Mr. Wilson stated that within thirty (30) days after its receipt, the Board will have to adopt a tentative millage rate and a tentative budget.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved the recommendation of Mr. Watkins, Clerk, and scheduled the tentative budget hearing for July 24, 1984, time to be determined by the Finance and budget staff in conjunction with the County Administrator's Office based on what is required in terms of Federal monies and material already presented.
RECESS & REASSEMBLY
At 9:13 a.m. the meeting adjourned until 10:00 a.m.
Mr. Charlie Russ, Chairman of the Lake Soil and Water
Conservation District, appeared before the Board to discuss the tentative budget for Soil Conservation. Mr. Russ stated that there was an increase in salaries in the amount of $18,213 due to a new position, which might not be on a continued grant, and an increase in rent in the amount of $7,200 because of not qualifying for a rent subsidy.
Mr. Russ discussed the activities that Soil Conservation performs for the Board of County Commissioners. He also discussed the District accomplishments as presented in memorandum form and the Wetlands Bill.
Mr. Mark Burgess, District Conservationist, addressed the Board regarding the assistance that Soil Conservation provides the landfills.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried, the Board approved the tentative budget for Soil Conservation as recommended by Mr. Russ.
Commr. Deems and Commr. Windram were not present for the vote.
Mrs. Tully Patrowicz, Lake County Family Health Center, appeared before the Board and discussed her memorandum regarding previous years of budgeted funds along with her request for the fiscal year 1984-85.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the tentative budget for the Lake County Family Health Center as recommended by Mrs. Patrowicz.
At this time Commr. Burhans informed the Board of
corresponence received from Dolores J. Andrejek recommending funding of $7,000.00 or a more realistic allocation for the Lake County Family Health Center.
Mr. Willett informed the Board that the funds for the
reproramming of the Property Appraiser's computers, approximately.$115,000, the $45,000 for the salary reserve, and the reconstruction of the Public Works Department due to five projects being held up because of permits from St. Johns Water Management District will be discussed with the Board on July 24, 1984, at the public hearing for tentative approval of the budget.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and
carried unanimously, the Board tentatively approved the 1984-85
Commr. Burhans informed the Board of the death of Marian Newton, the aide of Representative Everett Kelly. At this time the Board asked that a donation be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Commr. Smoak reminded the Board of a meeting scheduled tomorrow morning at the Agriculture Center with Representative Everett Kelly and the regulatory agencies concerning the Water Quality Assurance Act. He recanmended that a strong presentation be made in opposition of the construction of a hazardous waste site in Lake County.
Michael C. Willett, County Administrator, informed the Board
that he had received an appraisal in the amount of $97,000 for the County barrow pit located on Highway 441. Mr. Willett stated that discussion had occurred regarding the County selling the property, but he recanmended that the property be rezoned from RR to LM before it was put up for sale. He stated that the appraisal was based on the property being rezoned.
Discussion occurred regarding auctioning the property versus sealed bids.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved to schedule the property strictly for rezoning from RR to LM based on Mr. Willett's
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 10:43 a.m.
Glenn C. Burhans, Chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk