A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEPTEMBER 11, 1984
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, September 11, 1984, at 5:05 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Roan, Lake County Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: Glenn C. Burhans, Chairman: James R. Carson, Jr.; Claude E. Smoak, Jr.; Thomas J. Windram; and C. A. "Lex" Deems. Others present were: Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney: Michael C. Willett, County Administrator; Robert L. Wilson, Finance Director; Donald W. Smalt, Administrative Services Director; Bill LeHeup, Senior Clerk; and Mary C. Grover, Secretary.
Commr. Burhans announced to the audience that the advertised time had arrived for the public hearing to tentatively adopt the Lake County budget for the fiscal year 1984-85. Commr. Burhans informed the audience of the following Federal Revenue Sharing figures:
FEDERAL REVENUE SHARING
Estimated Carry Over 1983-84 $2,300,000
Current Year Funding 892,543
Total Tentative Budget $3,192,543
Estimated Funding - Jail $1,792,543
Estimated Funding - Road $1,400,000
No one present wished to discuss the Federal Revenue Sharing figures with the Board. Commr. Burhans recommended that the figures for the Estimated Funding for the Jail and Road be reversed.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board tentatively approved and adopted the Federal Revenue Sharing for the fiscal year 1984-85, with the Estimated Funding for the Jail being $1,400,000 and the Estimated Funding for the Road being $1,792,543.
Commr. Burhans informed the audience that the 1984-85 Tentative Budget for Lake County was $31,468,902. He further informed the audience of the following proposed millage rates:
General Revenue 2.175
Fine & Forfeiture 1.097
Mr. Wallace Kelly addressed the Board to discuss the millage rate and his proposed tax bill.
Mrs. Margaret Strickland, Umatilla, questioned which figures on the proposed tax bill the Board was currently discussing. The Board informed Mrs. Strickland that they were discussing the top figures in the second column only.
Mr. Gordon Averitt, Pine Lakes, addressed the Board and stated that his assessment had doubled since last year. The Board informed Mr. Averitt that he could file a petition with the Property Appraiser Adjustment Board if he objected to his assessment.
Mrs. Ophelia Dawkins, Mt. Dora, also addressed the Board to question her assessment.
Mr. Roy Dowless addressed the Board and stated that he had failed to mail in his homestead exemption and had filed two other forms by mistake. The Board instructed Mr. Dallas to contact Mr. Havill, Property Appraiser, regarding his homestead exemption.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board tentatively adopted the 1984-85 Budget in the amount of $31,468,902, a total millage rate of 3.272.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board tentatively approved the millage rate of 1.000 for the Northeast Hospital Fund.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board tentatively approved the millage rate of 0.292 for the Northeast Ambulance Fund.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board tentatively approved the millage rate of 0.412 for the Northwest Ambulance Fund.
Commr. Burhans announced that the final budget hearing would be held September 25, 1984, at 5:05 p.m.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m.
Glenn C. Burhans, Chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk