The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, April 4, 1989, 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: C. W. "Chick" Gregg, Chairman; Thomas J. Windram; Richard Swartz; Michael J. Bakich; and Don Bailey. Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk and Acting County Manager; Robert K. McKee, Chief Deputy Clerk; Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; Ava Kronz, Assistance to the County Manager: and Toni M. Austin, Deputy Clerk.
Mr. Watkins, Clerk, gave the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commr. Swartz.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Minutes of March 14, 1989, and March 21, 1989, as presented.
Mr. James C. Watkins, Clerk and Acting County Manager, introduced to the Board Mr. Jim Schuster, who has been employed as the Finance Director for Lake County, and Mr. Mike Anderson, who has been employed as the Assistant Director of Public Works.
CLERK OF COURTS CONSENT AGENDA
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Swartz and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following requests:
Request for payment of Warrant #92758 through Warrant #93229 for the following accounts:
County Transportation Trust Landfills
Fine & Forfeiture General Revenue
Law Library Mt. Plymouth Fire District
Section 8 Mosquito Control
Pasco Fire District Eustis Section 8
Private Industry Council Countywide Fire District
Special Assessments Countywide Library
Northwest Fire District Paisley Fire District
South Lake Fire District Northeast Ambulance
Northwest Ambulance Aquatic Weed
Bassville Fire District Emergency 911 Fund
Request for approval of the Petition for Admission to A. G. Holley State Hosptial, for Joseph X. Thomas.
Request to approve the list of County Equipment for sale at the 1989 Joint Auction, with the City of Leesburg, to be held on May 6, 1989, as submitted by Mr. Don Gullickson, Supervisor of Property and Records.
Acknowledged receipt of the National Forests in Florida's "Timber Sale Program Annual Report", for FY 1988.
Acknowledged receipt of the First Annual Inspection, dated March 7, 1989, of the Lake County Jail Annex, from the Florida Department of Corrections.
Acknowledged receipt of the First Annual Inspection, dated March 7, 1989, of the Lake County Jail (Main), from the Florida Department of Corrections.
Acknowledged receipt of Resolution 89-106 of the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake, Florida, which refers to recent amendments to Chapter 121, Florida Statutes.
Acknowledged receipt of the South Lake Memorial Hospital's Designated Registered Office and Agent and audited Financial Statements, for the fiscal year 1988.
Acknowledged receipt of the Audited Financial Statements for Waterman Memorial Hospital Association, Inc., d/b/a Waterman Medical Center Foundation and Waterman Medical Center Association, for the year ending September 30, 1988.
COUNTY MANAGER'S CONSENT AGENDA
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following requests:
Request to have Shoop's Cabinet Shop build and install cabinets in the Pollution Control Department Laboratory, at a cost of $992.18.
Request to appoint Ms. Chloe Bonds, from the South Umatilla Area, to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Mr. Robert Smithes, for the Pasco Fire District #4 Advisory Board.
Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Public Health
Request to approve Section 8 Housing entering into a new Annual Contributions Contract, in the amount of $67,531.00, for the Housing Voucher Program between Lake County and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.
Accounts Allowed/Municipalities/Public Health
Request for Payment #2 to Mark Cook Builder, Inc., in the amount of $48,856.50, for the Umatilla Branch of the Public Health Department.
Request for recognition to be given to Harryette Hannah and Eric Pringle, Addressing Project, for their design submitted, which was selected to be used for 9-l-l vehicle decals.
Roads-County & State/E-911
Request to change the name of Jim Lane, to Bartram Road, for property owners, by Addressing.
Roads-County & State/E-911
Request to change the name of Catnip Lane (#5-77511, to Yale Hammock Road, for property owners, by Addressing.
Roads-County & State/E-911
Request to change the name of Curelia Drive (#4-5568A) and unmaintained, to Cornelia Drive, for property owners, by Addressing.
Request for Betty Dittman, Director, Expo Center/Fairgrounds, to attend the annual Florida Federation of Fairs and Exposition Meeting, April 20-23, 1989, in West Palm Beach.
Accounts Allowed/Fire Protection/Municipalities
Request to purchase 200 blue reflectorized pavement markers, for the City of Tavares Volunteer Fire Department, at $1.95 each, for a total cost of $390.00.
Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Fire Protection
Request for signatures on Change Order #l, to the contract with Mark Cook Builders, for construction of Fire Station #93, lowering the contract price $45.00, from $95,900.00, to $95,855.00.
Bonds - Mobile Home
Request for Marie Miller, Fruitland Park Area, District #l, to live in a mobile home on the same piece of property on which her conventional dwelling unit is being built, subject to the proper bonds being posted, and with the understanding that the mobile home will be removed upon the completion of the conventional dwelling unit, or upon the request of the Board of County Commissioners.
Accounts Allowed/Roads-County & State/Resolutions/Subdivisions
Request for final approval of Rose Hill Subdivision; to accept an Irrevocable Letter of Credit, in the amount of $7,595.00 for maintenance: and to accept the following road into the County maintenance system: Rose Hill Drive (#3-0838).
Accounts Allowed/Roads-County & State/Resolutions/Subdivisions
Request to release an Irrevocable Letter of Credit, in the amount of $158,000.00, for performance of Grand Terrace Subdivision; to accept and execute a CD in the amount of $13,943.00 for maintenance; and to accept the following roads into the County maintenance system: Grand Terrace Drive (#5-6347B), Terra Court (#5-6347C).
Accounts Allowed/Bonds/Checks Received/Road Projects
Request to award Project #6-89, C-468 Railroad Crossing Renovation, to Rix Construction Company, Inc., at a cost of $13,765.00, low bid (original estimated $15,000.00). Also to accept check #349084400, in the amount of $700.00, in lieu of a bid bond.
Accounts Allowed/Road Projects
Request to award Project #4-89, Merry Road Design-Build, to Rix Construction Company, Inc., in the amount of $139,350.00, low bid.
Deeds/Right-of-Ways, Roads & Easements
Request to accept the following Non-Exclusive Easement:
Carson Lane Sink, et al #5-8375 E. Altoona Rd.
Request to accept the following Right-of-Way Deeds:
Robert K. Seidle #3-2035 Apshawa Road
Louie W./Joyce E. Gibbs #3-2035 Apshawa Road
Winifred C. Jobbins #3-2035 Apshawa Road
Calvin H. Gatewood, et al #3-2035 Apshawa Road
Robert/Dolores Walker #3-2035 Apshawa Road
Barney Edward Dillard #4-4857 Dillard Road
Edward R. Varablik #2-1213 Empire Church Rd.
Deborah/Raymond A. Bevins #2-1213 Empire Church Rd.
Krettina Hiley #l-6604 Lake Ella Road
Robert H./Patricia M.
Henderson #2-0527 Ott Williams Rd.
P. S. Enterprises #l-4928 Tavares Avenue
Faith School of Theology #2-1615 Bible Camp Road
Novelty Crystal Corp. #2-2427 O'Brien Road
COUNTY MANAGER'S DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESS
COMMITTEES/COUNTY POLICY/PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
Mr. James C. Watkins, Clerk and Acting County Manager, discussed a possible amendment to the Personnel Policies regarding annual time for positions at the level of Division Director and above. Mr. Watkins stated that the recommendation, from the County Manager position, is for the annual leave time, for positions at the level of Division Director and above, be accumulated at the rate of 20 days per year, irrespective of years of service, in order to bring the policies of the Board and the Clerk's Office into consistency.
Commr. Swartz stated a concern with some employees putting in compensatory time and overtime, in relation to other employees having the benefit of additional annual leave, due to their positions with the County.
Commr. Gregg suggested delaying action on this issue, until a report can be made by the selected consultant, who will be performing the Pay and Job Classification Study.
Commr. Swartz requested that the chosen consultants review the presented amendment to the Personnel Policies, and make this a part of their recommendations, with regard to the entire benefit package and salary study, with all of the information to be turned over to the Personnel Committee, prior to presenting it back to the Board.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/FIRE PROTECTION/LIBRARIES
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to purchase additional equipment and telephones, to relocate the telephone system presently in use for Fire Protection and Library System, at a cost of $2,829.00.
Mr. Lonnie Strickland, Director of Health & General Services, addressed the Board on the request from Emergency Medical Services, to purchase items as non-capital items, in conjunction with the EMS Communications Matching Grant, at a cost of $6,317.52. Mr. Strickland stated that the items were an oversite, and not listed as part of the needs in the original specifications.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the above request, at a cost of $6,317,52, as recommended by Mr. Strickland.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/FIRE PROTECTION
Mr. Lonnie Strickland, Director of Health & General Services, stated that he had received direction from the Board to do a complete review of the Fire Districts and the lifesaving needs, which the County is in the process of doing. At this time, Mr. Strickland stated that there is an immediate need for the purchase of the 14 M.S.A. Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, to provide Fire District #2 (Paisley) with adequate safety equipment, due to this district having 26 volunteers, and only six (6) functional airpacks.
Commr. Swartz made a motion, which was seconded by Commr. Bailey, to approve the request to purchase 14 M.S.A. Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, $l,OOO.OO each, for a cost of $14,000.00, from the General Fund Contingency, to provide Fire District #2 (Paisley) with adequate safety equipment. Commr. Swartz also requested that, when the other items are reviewed by the County staff, the low bid be held for a period of time, in order to be able to continue to purchase under this bid.
Under discussion, Commr. Bakich stated that there may be a need to increase the General Fund sometime in the near future, in order to be able to accomodate the districts with the necessary safety needs.
Commr. Swartz discussed the districts being able to transfer equipment through interlocal agreements.
Mr. James C. Watkins, Clerk and Acting County Manager, stated that he felt the interlocal agreements could be used to transfer equipment and personnel, on a temporary basis.
Commr. Swartz suggested the scheduling of a workshop, in order to address the entire issue of fire protection for Lake County.
Mr. Strickland stated that the problems have been identified, and he will prepare a priority list of needs and solutions to these problems, and will present this information to the Board, in package form, in the near future.
Commr. Gregg called for a vote on the motion, with the motion being approved unanimously.
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Swartz and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request from Special Projects/911 to obtain bids for the purchase of one high-speed, dot matrix line printer for the Sequent computer system, at an estimated cost of $7,000.00.
Mr. Glenn Timmons, Personnel Director, addressed the Board on the process to be used for a Pay and Job Classification Study. Mr. Timmons recommended that the County go out for competitive bid, for the selection of an outside consultant, to evaluate the Pay and Job Classification Plan. The estimated cost would be approximately $35,000.00.
Commr. Gregg suggested approving the recommendation, with the list of consultants being referred to the Personnel Deparment for short-listing and recommendations to be made to the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved for the Personnel Department to seek consultants, by competitive bid, to be reviewed by the Personnel Committee, with recommendations being made to the Board.
PUBLIC HEARING - Pet. #501 - George 0. Pringle - Haines Creek
Mr. Jim Stivender, Director of Public Works, informed the Board that the Petitioner met with the property owner to discuss the road vacation, with the determination being made that the property line does not encroach on the property.
Mr. Pat Kear, Winter Park, appeared before the Board and stated that he owns a piece of unplatted land, that is cut off by Mr. Pringle, to Haines Creek. He stated that he does not have access and will be coming before the Board at a later date to request access. It was noted that the request for road vacation today does not affect his property.
It was noted that the proper proof of publication was on hand as it appeared in the February 14, 1989, and February 21, 1989, editions of The Lake Sentinel, The Orlando Sentinel.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved to vacate roads and plat in the Haines Creek Area, as requested and advertised by George 0. Pringle, Petition No. 501.
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the final plat of Riverside Subdivision and accepted an Irrevocable Letter of Credit, in the amount of $307,201.00, for performance.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT/STATE AGENCIES/ROAD PROJECTS
Mr. John Swanson, Director of Planning & Development, appeared before the Board to discuss the proposed Beltway Alignments. At this time, Mr. Swanson directed the Board's attention to the changes that were made, in the recommendations from staff, regarding the advantages for Route F, and disadvantages for Route G, both pertaining to cost. Mr. Swanson stated that the staff has analyzed and developed recommendations for the beltway, with Route F being the staff's choice based on the following:
1 . Lowest cost option
2 . Least impact on residential property
3 . No disruptions to existing SR 46 and SR 46A
4 . The western interchange is recommended
Mr. Swanson stated that Camp Challenge is not opposed to Route F, with the eastern interchange.
Discussion occurred regarding notification to the public regarding the proposed Beltway Alignments, and public input that has been received.
Mr. Swanson stated that the Florida Department of Transportation will be designating a preferred route for the Northwest Beltway through Lake County in the middle of April, at a public hearing in Orlando, Florida.
Mr. James C. Watkins, Clerk and Acting County Manager, suggested scheduling this issue on the agenda for a time certain. The issue was then scheduled for 11:30 a.m., April 11, 1989, with notification being made to the public by newspaper advertisements.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/PUBLIC WORKS
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to rent a D5 size Dozer, with low pressure tracks, for one month, at a cost not to exceed $7,000.00.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/BIDS/ROAD-COUNTY & STATE
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to advertise for bids, for the paving of #4-4858, Dillard Road, at an estimated cost of $70,000.00.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to advertise for bids, to fence the scales and scalehouse at the Astatula Landfill, at an estimated cost not to exceed $12,000.00.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/LANDFILLS/ORDINANCES
Mr. Jim Stivender, Director of Public Works, appeared before the Board and stated that the request to advertise a proposed revision of the Solid Waste Ordinance was primarily for controlling the waste stream coming in and out of the County.
Commr. Swartz stated that he supported the changes in paragraphs B and C, in the proposed ordinance, but felt they were contrary to the contract with Ogden Martin, which would allow them to bring garbage into the County.
Ms. Claire Bartlett, Director of Solid Waste, appeared before the Board to discuss the issue of the flow of waste.
Mr. Chris Ford, County Attorney, stated that the issues pertaining to the flow of solid waste, in relation to the contract with Ogden Martin, will be reviewed with Ms. Bartlett and addressed at the public hearing.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved to advertise the proposed Ordinance amending Section 21-58 of the Lake County Codification, pertaining to solid waste.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/LANDFILLS
Ms. Claire Bartlett, Director of Solid Waste, appeared before the Board to discuss the request for the revision of the Solid Waste Franchise Application, and to discuss proposed fees. The request is to approve a $500.00 flat fee for franchise applications (renewable annually), plus a $25.00 per vehicle charge for the Health Department Inspector fees (annually). Ms. Bartlett stated that the County has approximately 40 franchise haulers.
Commr. Bakich made a motion, which was seconded by Commr. Swartz, to approve the revision of the Solid Waste Franchise Application, as stated above.
Mr. Watkins, Clerk and Acting County Manager, stated that the staff would review the question of renewal of franchises and make recommendations to the Board.
The Chairman called for a vote on the motion, which was carried unanimously.
Mr. David Cleary, Lake County Citizens Committee for Alcohol Health Warnings, appeared before the Board to state concerns about the steadily worsening problem of alcohol misuse among our young people including young women of child-bearing age. Mr. Cleary stated that the basic facts about the problem have been given to authoritative sources, as the U.S. Public Health Service; the New York Times; the National Commission Against Drunk Driving; and the Florida Department of Education. He stated that the request being made today was for the Board to enact an ordinance requiring the posting of the "Health Warning" sign at all alcoholic beverage points of sale within its jurisdiction.
Mr. Cleary stated that Leesburg, Eustis, Umatilla, Lady Lake, and Inverness (in Citrus County), took decisive action and passed an ordinance. Two other cities settled for a resolution.
Ms. Joan Masatta, Program Manager for Crossroads II, Lake-Sumter Mental Health, appeared before the Board in support of Mr. Cleary's request. She discussed the types of programs offered to citizens, in relation to alcohol misuse.
Dr. June Atkinson, Director of the Health Department, appeared before the Board and stated that she worked with Mr. Cleary in establishing the ordinance passed by the City of Leesburg, and requested that the Board consider the adoption of a countywide ordinance.
Dr. Tom Sanders, Superintendent of the Lake County School Board, appeared before the Board and stated that he wholeheartedly endorses the request being made today. Dr. Sanders discussed the reports made by the Department of Education in relation to alcohol, and stated that there is a problem, and the Board's assistance is needed.
Mr. Joe Knowles, City Commissioner of Leesburg, stated that the City of Leesburg voted unanimously to support Mr. Cleary on his request for the posting of the Health Warning signs, and requested that the Board consider his proposal.
Ms. Joan Brown appeared before the Board and discussed the need to prevent alcohol misuse through the comprehensive education of the public, through a consolidated unity effort, and stated that the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County would be the first Commission in the State of Florida to support the action being presented today.
Chief Jim Brown, Leesburg Police Department, appeared before the Board and presented literature regarding the steps, in which Mr. Cleary has taken, in accomplishing the needed warning signs for alcohol. Chief Brown stated that a resolution is now being drafted by the State Chiefs Association, in relation to this issue, and he working with the State Legislative members on the same issue.
Commr. Gregg extended appreciation to Mr. Cleary for a very impressive presentation, and stated that he supported his ideas and comments, and would like to see the Board propose drafting an ordinance relating to the issue.
Commr. Swartz suggested taking Mr. Cleary's efforts and actions a step further by involving the League of Cities, and encouraged a resolution to the Association of Counties requesting them to lobby, on behalf of the Board, on this issue for the State of Florida.
Commr. Bailey suggested declaring a specific date for Alcohol Awareness, to be established once the ordinance has been adopted. On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved to advertise an ordinance, in relation to the issue of alcohol warnings, with reference being made to the ordinance passed by the City of Leesburg, and with the ordinance being drafted by the County Attorney, and advertised by the Board Office, once it is received.
Mr. Jeff Herlong, Lake County 100, appeared before the Board to discuss Training for Intervention Procedures by Servers of Alcohol.
Mr. Herlong discussed the design of the program, and requested that the Board entertain the idea of making the program a law in Lake County. Mr. Herlong stated that there is an advantage to the club operator to subcribe to the program, by allowing him to earn a reduction in liquor liability. He informed the Board of the next scheduled class.
Mr. Chris Ford, County Attorney, discussed the composition of an ordinance containing criteria, and the requirements to meet that criteria, for taking and completing such a program.
Mr. Herlong stated that he has contacted the Vo-Tech School, which is excited about administering the program.
Commr. Gregg and Commr. Swartz requested that Mr. Herlong supply the County Attorney with the information on the program, in order to develop such an ordinance, keeping in mind an adequate time period to complete the course.
Chief Jim Brown, Leesburg Police Department, stated that he supports and endorses the project, with the objectives being very positive.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved to authorize the County Attorney to work with Mr. Herlong, Council of 100, to develop an ordinance, as outlined in the discussion, and to bring it back to the Board for possible advertising and adoption.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/CONTRACTS LEASES & AGREEMENTS/JAILS
Mr. James C. Watkins, Clerk and Acting County Manager, discussed problems, with the respect to asbestos in the jail.
Mr. Watkins stated that he was informed of water pipes leaking in one of the evidence storage rooms located in the jail, and it was determined that this was an emergency situation. The Sheriff's Department has leased two warehouse units, at a cost of $75.00 per month each, and Mr. Watkins requested Board approval.
Commr. Bakich questioned the funding of the request, and stated that he is under the impression that there is a 24-hour surveillance, due to the asbestos problem, and feels that the Sheriff should be responsible for the surveillance.
Mr. Watkins stated that the request was considered as a problem in the building, which is a responsibility of the Board, and was not addressing the surveillance issue.
Mr. Watkins stated that he reviewed the past surveys, which indicated that the jail building was not surveyed with the other buildings, with respect to asbestos.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Acting County Manager's recommendation, to approve the expense of $75.00 per month each for the leasing of two warehouse units to store evidence, with the expense to be paid from the Building and Maintenance Fund.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/LANDFILLS/STATE AGENCIES
LAWS AND LEGISLATION
Mr. Chris Ford, County Attorney, reported to the Board that, after attending the meetings in Tallahassee with the Public Service Commission, they voted to adopt the language to the Municipal Solid Waste Rule, as recommended by Lake County. This language will enable the County to receive additional capacity payments from Florida Power, from the fifth year of the contract, to the end of the contract. This will mean an additional revenue in the year of 1995 of $493,230.00, with a County savings of $443,907.00, and in the year of 2010, an additional revenue of $1,260,147.00, with County savings that year of $1,116,133.00, with a total County savings of $11,717,595.00. Mr. Ford extended gratification to Piper & Marbury for assisting the County in obtaining the above accomplishment.
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES/LAWS & LEGISLATION
Commr. Gregg discussed the legislation providing for the creation of local areas water and sewer districts, which was provided by Representative Stan Bainter, with him stating that he felt this would be creating another district problem, which will need to be solved in the future.
Mr. Chris Ford, County Attorney, stated that the County would have the authority to contract with an entity to provide these services.
Mrs. Cecelia Bonifay, Attorney representing Hampton-Hill, a subsidiary of Sumter Electric Cooperative, appeared before the Board to present a clarification of their request to support a resolution for Legislation, that would establish independent special districts.
Mrs. Bonifay stated that the bill presented today has been extremely modified through the legislative process, and she stated, for the record, that Hampton-Hill does not support, or endorse, the bill presented today.
Commr. Swartz suggested that the legislative delegation be advised that it is the consensus of the Board not to support this bill.
Commr. Gregg stated that a letter will be composed and forwarded to each member of the legislative delegation, stating the consensus of the Board not to support or endorse the proposed bill pertaining to the creation of local areas water and sewer districts.
The Chairman announced that the advertised time had arrived for the public hearing for Special Assessment #61, Haines Creek Heights Subdivision.
No one present wished to discuss the request with the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved Special Assessment #61, Haines Creek Heights Subdivision, and awarded the low bid to Rix Construction Company, Inc., in the amount of $97,2X5.00.
RECESS & REASSEMBLY
At 11:08 a.m., the Chairman announced that the Board would recess for five minutes.
Commr. Gregg presented a synopsis of events relating to the presentation to be made by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK) today.
Commr. Gregg stated that he had unanimous recommendations to make to the Board, from the Jail Task Force Committee, which he would present after HOK's report.
Mr. Jim Kessler, HOK, appeared before the Board and presented an update on the Criminal Justice/Jail Facility, and provided exhibits of proposed designs, for the Board's consideration.
Mr. Kessler discussed the analysis of the wetlands, in conjunction with the design of the jail facility, and the construction of the New Court facility north of Main Street.
Mr. Kessler stated that the jail will consist of two major components, the housing component, and the core and support area, with the operational and construction costs to be kept to a minimum, as recommended by the Jail Task Force. The jail would consist of eight pods, contained in four buildings. Each pod will consist of two floors of cells.
Mr. Kessler discussed the possible expansion of the jail facility, to the east and the west, with the same design being used, and with the design and construction of the entire facility depending on the mitigation review.
Commr. Gregg extended compliments to Mr. Kessler for his excellent service to Lake County, in coordinating this project and keeping on schedule.
Commr. Gregg stated that the original jail study proposed 600 beds, with the new facility proposing over 1,000 beds, with additional expansion, and with the square footage being almost the same.
Commr. Gregg stated the following recommendations made by the Jail Task Force Committee, which were voted unanimously, with all members present:
1. One full floor to be designed for 4-man cells;
2. A 28 bed medical facility;
3. Upon opening of facility, 1,024 qualified beds with 24 additional cells (for isolation);
4. Building to be located south of Main Street, with the ability to expand two buildings, with the priority to the east, and second to the west.
Mr. Chris Ford, County Attorney, stated that, before consideration is given for the construction of a fifth pod, the Board may wish to consider some form of dormitory, or metal type, workcamp.
Commr. Gregg stated that the issue of a road camp facility, for further housing of inmates in the future, was also included in the motion approved by the Jail Task Force Committee.
Mr. Watkins stated, in respect to parking area, should it be reconstructed off-site, there are other lands to consider into the design.
Commr. Swartz stated that the proposed plans give the County flexibility for expansion, and the concept of trying to orient towards the wetlands is appealing for the surrounding citizens.
Commr. Gregg stated for the record that the Jail Task Force Committee approved for the pipe and electronic chases to be located on the interior of the cell, accessible through the dayrooms.
Mr. Watkins stated that the Committee agreed to the construction of interior chases, due to cost and security reasons.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved to accept the recommendations from the Jail Task Force Committee, as stated above and including the interior chases, and the issue of a road camp facility.
Commr. Swartz suggested that Mr. Kessler make a presentation to the Tavares City Council, as he has done today for the Commissioners.
Mr. Watkins suggested contacting the City Administrator and scheduling a time on the Council's agenda, with Mike Anderson coordinating the meeting, to include the staff preparing the space study.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT/SUBDIVISIONS
Mr. Mike Boswell, Project Manager for Osprey Heights, appeared before the Board to oppose being removed from the agenda this morniny. Mr. Boswell stated that he was under the impression that all of the objections and concerns to the project had been addressed, with an agreement being worked out with Mr. John Swanson, Director of Planning & Development, and that the project was in total compliance with the County's requirements.
Mr. Swanson stated that the request for preliminary approve1 of Osprey Heights, Phase I, had been pulled from the agenda this morning, due to a concern expressed by a resident, in relation to the location of the sewage treatment plant. Mr. Swanson stated that, after talking with Mr. Elliott, the resident, he understood that Mr. Elliott was not notified of the change in location.
Commr. Swartz presented an update on the progress of the request, and stated that no notification was given to the residents of the relocation of the package plant. Therefore, he would like to see the Commissioners review this concern of Mr. Elliotts, and to postpone action until next Tuesday, in order to get clarification from the staff, and to review the concern with the residents.
Mr. Boswell stated that he had no problem, if the major objection was to portray that there would be no impact on Mr. Elliott's property, and he could obtain conditional approval of the request.
Commr. Swartz discussed his concern with the location of a wastewater plant, where it is not internalized in a PUD.
Mr. Watkins stated that he had a concern with pulling this item from the agenda, and the Board taking action, now that Mr. Elliott has left the meeting, with Commr. Gregg concurring with Mr. Watkins.
Mr. Boswell informed the Board that the decision on the location of the package plant was basically an engineering decision. He stated that he would request that Mr. Dick Newman, Engineer, appear at the next scheduled meeting.
Commr. Bailey suggested that there be some form of notification process to be used by staff, when changes are made.
Mr. Watkins stated that the request for preliminary approval of Osprey Heights, Phase I, be scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on April 11, 1989.
Commr. Gregg recommended that the Commission postpone any further public meetings, in relation to the federal prison, until the Commission receives more specific sites to consider, and to approve a Site Selection Committee, with Commr. Windram chairing the Committee. Commr. Gregg requested Commr. Windram to come back to the Board next week, with recommendations to the Committee. Commr. Gregg stated that Pat Sledge, Federal Bureau of Prisons, will be keeping her schedule with the Civic Club meetings.
Commr. Windram accepted the appointment to the Committee, and asked that he be made aware of any sites to be considered for the federal prison.
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Swartz and carried unanimously, the Board approved the appointment of Commr. Windram to the Site Selection Committee, to review sites for the federal prison.
Commr. Bakich discussed recent articles received pertaining to the County's waste management program, and reported that a Waste Management Advisory Committee had been formed, with letters being sent to all of the cities, to seek a representative. Commr. Bakich stated that the County had received a poor response.
Commr. Bakich stated that a report has been received from Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan regarding recycling, with several recycling proposals being received for consideration.
Discussion occurred regarding the report from Ogden Martin, and statistics that had been presented to the Board previously, and the projections that were made.
Commr. Swartz discussed the recycling program, and the impact it will have on the County's contract with Ogden Martin. Commr. Swartz suggested that the Commission make decisions on the concerns for alternatives, and to make determinations quickly, and possibly start with one boiler in the incinerator.
Commr. Gregg requested that the staff check and see, particularly with our major contract collectors, whether or not they are hauling outside of the County, and try to get facts together.
Commr. Bakich stated that the Committee has been addressing the concerns, and hope to schedule a meeting in the near future, in order to report to the Board, no later than the end of the month.
Mr. Jim Stivender, Director of Public Works, stated that he will have a printout for the Committee on Thursday, of the total tonnage going into the Astatula Landfill. This does not include Leesburg garbage.
Mr. Don Findell, Director of Environmental Services reminded the Board that the County does not have mandatory garbage collection.
Mr. Mike Stearman, City of Eustis, informed the Board that the City did a waste study on its garbage, and at this time, Mr. Stearman presented statistics.
Commr. Bakich stated that, due to the low number of applicants received for the County Manager position, he felt there were three options to offer to the Board, as follows:
1. Going with a headhunter;
2. Giving the applications back to the Committee;
3. Selecting the one applicant that is remaining.
Commr. Bakich stated that he felt that the best option would be going with a headhunter, in order to obtain quality applicants, and that he felt, if he continued with the Committee, it may take another 30-90 days, and may end with the same conclusion.
Commr. Gregg stated that he supported Commr. Bakich's recommendation for a headhunter, and that it would not be to the best interest of the Board to select one individual out of the applicants, which have been interviewed.
Commr. Bakich stated that the headhunter will shortlist the applicants to three, which will be submitted to the Board.
Commr. Bakich stated that the amount of the expense for a headhunter would involve an amount between $15,000.00-$20,000.00, which includes the transportation.
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the option of hiring a headhunter, Mercer-Slavin, to hire the County Manager for Lake County.
Commr. Swartz discussed the recommendations from the Board of Directors of the League of Cities.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board accepted the League of Cities recommendations and adopted the policies, as follows:
1. Active participation by the Board of County Commissioners in the League of Cities.
A. Commissioner liaison to the League of Cities. (already appointed)
B. Associate membership by the County in the League. (dues to be comparable to the largest city)
2. Active participation of the County Manager in the Lake County Managers Association.
3. County liaison person from the Manager's staff to the three sub- regional group of cities, i.e., Triangle area cities, N.W. County cities, and South Lake cities.
4. The County and each municipality should formally designate an individual(s) responsible for receiving and forwarding comments on comprehensive plan elements of each unit of government.
5. The County and the League of Cities should jointly form a Growth Management Policy Committee with representatives from each unit of government involved in developing comprehensive plans. The purpose of this group would be to address major policy areas within the plans and to reach consensus and avoid conflict.
6. The County and the League of Cities should jointly form a Growth Management Implementation Committee to develop joint and coordinated implementation procedures. Development regulations, zoning and regulatory control of unincorporated areas within urban service areas, and development of municipal service taxing districts for the provision of urban services in urbanizing unincorporated areas of the County are examples of areas where common requirements and coordination may be beneficial.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved to adjourn the meeting at 12:55 p.m.
CHARLES W. "CHICK" GREGG, CHAIRMAN
JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK