A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 0
SEPTEMBER 9, 1986
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, September 9, 1986, at 5:05 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Room, Lake County Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: James R. Carson, Jr., Chairman; Glenn C. Burhans; Claude E. Smoak, Jr.; Thomas J. Windram; and C. A. "Lex" Deems. Others present were: Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; Chris Giachetti, Administrative Services Division Director; Bill LeHeup, Budget Analyst; Robert Wilson, Finance Director; and Linda Barnett, Secretary.
Commr . Windram informed the Board that Dr. Harvey Harper, has been invited to give a presentation on lake pollution and clean-up methods at 3:00 p.m., at the next Board meeting on September 16, 1986.
FEDERAL REVENUE SHARING
Commr . Carson announced to the public that the advertised time for the Budget Hearing had arrived, for the year that begins October 1, 1986. He stated that the first item on the agenda was to announce that the Federal Revenue Sharing, and its impact on the 1986-1987 County Budget, was an estimate of $601,430.00, which may or may not be funded by Congress. He informed the Board and the public that the funding will be received, by the County, if Congress approves the General Revenue Sharing and appropriates the money for it. The County's budget advertised in the paper reflects the receipt of that money. He stated that the money, if received, would be applied to the public safety department, which includes the construction of a new jail facility.
No one present wished to discuss this item with the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried
unanimously, the Board approved the recommendation of the expenditure of funds, in the above manner, if received from Congress.
COUNTY WIDE MILLAGE
Commr . Carson informed the public that the Board does not have any control over the appraised value of their property, and that the Board only has control over the county wide millage.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the county wide millage rate set at 3.400, which is a reduction of .092 from last year.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Northeast Hospital millage rate set at 1.000.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Northeast Ambulance millage rate set at .190, which is a reduction from .226 of last years millage rate.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Northwest Ambulance millage rate set at.190, which is a reduction from .226 of last years millage rate.
TOTAL TENTATIVE BUDGET
Commr. Carson informed the public that the total tentative budget was set at $50,183,774.00, and that $5 million of that figure is received from local property taxes. The remainder was received from various fees, gasoline taxes, and other sources.
Commr . Burhans informed the Board of an objection to the budget by Mrs. Barbara Pokusa, and stated that she could not be at the meeting , but would like her objection to be part of the record.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the total 1986-1987 tentative budget at $50,183,774.00.
FINAL BUDGET HEARING
Commr. Carson informed the Board and the public that the final budget hearing is scheduled for September 23, 1986, at 5:05 p.m., in the Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Room.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m. ATTEST:
JAMES R. CARSON, JR., CHAIRMAN
JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK