The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 14, 1992, 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: Michael J. Bakich, Chairman; C. W. "Chick" Gregg; Don Bailey; Richard Swartz; and Catherine Hanson. Others present were: Annette Star Lustgarten, County Attorney; Michael Anderson, Interim County Manager; Ava Kronz, Assistant to the County Manager; James C. Watkins, Clerk; Robert K. McKee, Chief Deputy Clerk; and Marlene S. Foran, Deputy Clerk.
Mr. Watkins gave the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commr. Swartz.
On a motion by Commr. Gregg, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Minutes of October 22, 1991 (Special Meeting-Solid Waste), as presented.
Regarding the Minutes of December 3, 1991 (Special Meeting-Appeals Board Non-Ad Valorem Assessments), Commr. Hanson made a correction on Page 7, Line 21, deleting Dorothy H. Pegues and inserting Judy Paul.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Gregg and carried unanimously, the Board approved the December 3, 1991 (Special Meeting-Appeals Board Non-Ad Valorem Assessments), as amended.
Mr. James C. Watkins, Clerk, suggested to the Board that a policy be adopted by the Board that would give the Clerk's office the ability to correct misspelling of words in the minutes by request of the Board or by the Clerk's office without a formal motion, at which time the Board concurred with Mr. Watkins' suggestion to adopt said policy.
Ms. Emogene Stegall, Supervisor of Elections, appeared before the Board and stated that the Board has before them a copy of a map with proposed changes, creating a new precinct at the Lakes of Leesburg, which would be Precinct No. 60. Ms. Stegall informed the Board that there are 538 residents registered to vote in the Lakes of Leesburg.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request authorizing the Supervisor of Elections to create a new Precinct No. 60, located at the Lakes of Leesburg.
PRESENTATIONS OF AWARDS, PLAQUES AND RESOLUTIONS
Commr. Bakich made the following presentation:
Presentation of Plaque to Commissioner Donald B. Bailey for
his service as Chairman during 1991.
Presentation of Gavel to Vice Chairman C.W. "Chick" Gregg.
Commr. Gregg made the following presentation:
Presentation of Gavel to Chairman Michael J. Bakich
CLERK OF COURT'S CONSENT AGENDA
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Hanson and
carried unanimously, the Board approved the following requests:
Request for payment of Warrant No. 145160 through Warrant No. 145442, for the following accounts:
Landfills County Fire Control Fund
Capital Outlay County Transportation Fund
General Revenue Animal Shelter Trust Fund
Miscellaneous/Gas Fund Emergency 911 Fund
Mosquito Control Aquatic Weed
Commissary Trust Fund Private Industry Council
Resort & Development Fund Tax Countywide Library
Section 8 Certificate of Indebtedness
Revenue Sharing School Impact Fee Trust Fund
Criminal Justice Trust Fund Northeast Ambulance
Request for approval of Satisfaction of Judgment, Case No. 87-949-CJ, James Keefover, Juvenile and Paula K. McClellan, Parent, in the amount of $50.00, and authorized proper signature on same.
Request for approval of Satisfaction and Release made by Lake County in favor of William S. Frey and Barbara Lou Frey, in the amount of $112.10, Code Enforcement Board Case No. 80-517CA.
Request for approval of Satisfaction of Assessment Liens, as follows:
David G. Baker $ 779.51
David G. Baker 779.51
George S. Gordon & Eleanor R. Cristol 594.66
Astor Forest Campsites
Trecie E. Smith & Harley E. Johnson $1,415.34
A. M. Collins, Jr. 1,563.35
Haines Creek Heights
Joseph R. & Betty J. Peltz $1,026.24
Joseph R. & Betty J. Peltz 1,026.23
Mount Plymouth II
J. Gregory Matwijow & Christine Matwijow $2,428.52
Paul E. Gifford 607.13
Ocala Forest Campsites
Mary G. Bullock Teninty $ 716.00
Jack R. & Doris J. Reed 447.50
Richard & Beverly Johnson 447.50
Ralph & Hermie Hendricks 558.93
Martin T. & Juanita S. Hall 909.32
Joseph C. Strickland & Elsie H. Strickland 716.00
John Scerbak 716.00
George L. Schelling & Audrey C. Schelling 1,074.00
Ralph & Hermie Hendricks 448.66
Hedrick O. & Jewell Bledsoe 448.66
Martin T. & Juanita S. Hall 448.66
John R. & Lena A. Vitali 448.31
Frances Siebert 895.00
Gary O. & Karen D. Bledsoe 648.88
Robert L. Vipperman & Emogene Vipperman 2,148.00
Joseph & Wilma J. Blandino 1,074.00
Harrison H. & Maxine Behm 984.68
Estill D. Arrowood & Imogene M. Arrowood 1,627.92
Wm. E. & Beatrice A. Rucher 903.95
Hedrick O. & Jewel Bledsoe 1,432.00
Russell C & Joyce I. S. Stull 895.00
Norman H. & Carol S. Reams 899.13
Donald Edward Beuhring & Eloise D. Beuhring 895.00
Marcine M. Geiger 895.00
Donald R. & Linda M. Wilson 895.00
Norman H. & Carol J. Reams 630.80
Jack R. & Doris J. Reed 1,332.80
Eula Stanley 761.60
Richard H. & Lorraine E. Tacy 761.60
Richard H. & Lorraine E. Tacy 1,142.40
Harold R. Snyder & Beverley F. Snyder 761.60
Ronald C. & Maria V. Ward 380.80
Hedrick O. & Jewell Bledsoe 363.47
James P. Penny 380.80
Ruby H. & Winfred Ingold, Jr. 1,142.40
Leonard C. Fielder & Beverley Fielder 761.60
Harold R. & Madline Brooks 380.80
Werner & Judith Tobler 761.60
Shockley Hts. Community Club 1,142.40
Richard & Beverly Johnson 571.20
Shockley Hts. Community Club 571.20
Cluade H. Vipperman 952.00
Marion J. Robinson 1,142.40
John R. & Lena A. Vitali 655.45
Donald E. Beuhring & Eloise D. Beuhring 952.00
Orville Chandler & Katherine Chandler 2,856.00
Donald H. & Betty J. Elwood 952.00
Alfred P. Vipperman & Edith O. Vipperman 952.00
George Grubbs 952.00
Gary O. & Karen D. Bledsoe 444.20
Thelma & Oat Altice, Jr. 1,332.80
Sherman & Winnie Fry 952.00
George L. & Bernice Lund 381.80
James & Joan E. Hollins 265.38
Frank J. & Gertrude Logel 419.38
Mary Mead Lewis 323.70
Ervin J. & Rita M. Bitter 415.00
Springs Yacht & Bath Club
George V. & Carolyn Edwards 1,236.21
George V. & Carolyn Edwards 1,263.70
George V. & Carolyn Edwards 1,236.21
George V. & Carolyn Edwards 1,236.21
Joanna Shores Subdivision
Frank T. Gaylord & Zebulon L. Osborne
a/k/a G. O. Groves 519.04
Earl Stanley & Marilyn Gayle Smith 702.58
Request to acknowledge receipt of Public Service Commission Order acknowledging sales of Imperial Recreation and Utility, Inc. to the City of Tavares and cancellation of Public Service Commission Certificates No. 322-W and No. 270-S in Lake County.
CLERK'S OTHER BUSINESS
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/BUDGET TRANSFERS/CLERK
Mr. James C. Watkins, Clerk, appeared before the Board to present this request.
On a motion by Commr. Gregg, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request from Courts Management for funds to replace copier in the County Court Traffic
area; and transfer of funds, in the amount of $10,000.00, to County Court 002-516-2-62-66-10 Object Code: 640.
COUNTY MANAGER'S CONSENT AGENDA
Mr. Mike Anderson, Interim County Manager, appeared before the Board and requested that Tab 9 be pulled from the consent agenda.
Ms. Annette Star Lustgarten, County Attorney, appeared before the Board and requested that, under Tab 10, Non-Exclusive Easement Deed for H. Shelby Sellars, District 2 be pulled.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following requests, with the exception of Tab 9 and Tab 10, H. Shelby Sellars:
Request for approval of specifications, quotes, encumbering funds previously authorized, payments to be made and other services that do not require bids or quotes as follows:
|All goods or services from $1,000 to $5,999 require written quotes (Department Heads authorized up to $1,000 for approval in accordance with current procedures adopted by the Board and authorized by County Manager).|
|VENDOR/DESCRIPTION OF ITEM||
|(1) Health and
|Aero Products /Bandage shears and Amkus chains - for cutting tools.||$ 2,628.60|
|(2) Public Works -
|United Truck Parts /Rebuilt transmission exchange for 1986 10 wheel dump truck. Immediate repair necessary due to this being second truck out of service at the same time.||$ 1,595.00|
|(5) Approve Other Payments and Encumber
|VENDOR/DESCRIPTION OF ITEM||
|Arroyo Process Equipment, Inc. /Parts and labor for Leachate Evaporation pumps at Astatula Landfill. Authorized supplier furnished by original equipment manufacturer for availability of parts.|| $
Public Works -
MaintenanceR & R Supply /Replacement of compressor for round Courthouse air conditioning system. Availability of part and immediate need determined vendor. $ 1,775.39
|(3) Corrections||Lawyers Cooperative Publishing /Legal publications for Inmate Law Library utilizing Inmate Welfare Fund. County Attorney consulted for compliance with State Department of Corrections legal regulations.||$ 9,240.50|
|(4) Corrections||West Publications /Legal publications for Inmate Law Library utilizing Inmate Welfare Fund. County Attorney consulted for compliance with State Department of Corrections legal regulations.||$ 4,804.12|
Request for approval of payment, in the amount of $13,963.85, for Court Reporter Services in the appeal of Case #90-1297.
State Agencies/Health & General Services
Request for the Chairman to respond to the Forest Service that the County supports the proposal to use prescribed fire in the wilderness areas of the Ocala National Forest.
State Agencies/Health & General Services
Request for the Chairman to respond to the Forest Service that the County supports the timber harvest in the Ocala National Forest, Astor Park Group.
Request for approval to proceed with the sale of a 25' by 115' lot in the plat of East Umatilla at the Property Appraiser's appraised value of $1,107.00.
Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements
Request for approval and execution of the lease agreement between Lake County and W. C. & Jennie M. Harrison for property located at 13511 Highway 561, in Astatula, for the period beginning October 1, 1991 and ending September 30, 1992 at a cost of $10.00 per year.
Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Municipalities/Fire Protection
Request for approval and execution of the Interlocal Agreement between the Town of Astatula and Lake County to include fire protection provided by Lake County to Astatula, and use of the fire station and grounds provided by Astatula to Lake County for a period beginning 10/1/89 and ending 9/30/92; and to encumber and expend funds.
Rights-of-Way, Roads and Easements/Deeds
Request to accept the following Non-Exclusive Easement Deeds:
FOR LARGE LOT WAIVER
Thomas L. Benfield and Barbara S. Benfield - District 2
Milan L. Conrad and Lorene B. Conrad - District 2
George E. Hovis, Trustee - District 2
Bonds - Mobile Home
Request to accept the following mobile home bond:
Robert L. and Cornelia C. Perdue - Fruitland Park area, District 1.
Bonds - Mobile Home
Request for authorization to cancel mobile home bond for Aldon and Gloria, Mt. Plymouth/Sorrento area, District 4.
Deeds/Rights-of-Way, Roads & Easements
Request to accept the following deeds:
For Lot Approval
Suabi Ramnarain - N. Cherry Lake Groves Rd. (#2-2024)
For Right of Way
J. W. Mullins - Fletcher Rd. (#5-7972)
COUNTY MANAGER'S DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESS
Mr. Don Findell, Executive Director, Environmental Services Department, appeared before the Board to present this request.
On a motion by Commr. Gregg, seconded by Commr. Swartz and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request from the Personnel Division to advertise and fill the following two vacant positions: Environmental Services - From Organic Chemist to Environmental Specialist II (Starting Salary: $24,804.00); and Environmental Engineer II (Starting Salary: $33,208.50).
BUDGET TRANSFERS/JAILS/COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS
Mr. Mike Anderson, Interim County Manager, appeared before the Board to present this request.
On a motion by Commr. Gregg, seconded by Commr. Swartz and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request from Capital Improvements to transfer funds from Owners Cost, to Barton-Malow Construction Costs.
JAILS/COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS/COMMITTEES
Mr. Mike Anderson, Interim County Manager, appeared before the Board to present a progress and schedule update on the Criminal Justice Facility. Mr. Anderson reviewed the Project Financial Status Report (PFSR) of the Criminal Justice Facility showing budgeted vs. actual costs, and stated that the completion date for the Jail is scheduled for March, 1992, and the Courts Building is scheduled for completion toward the end of May, 1992.
Mr. Anderson stated that the contingency was discussed at the Jail Task Force Meeting on January 7, 1992, and consideration was given to use impact fee monies for road improvements along Main Street. It was determined in a Traffic Study two years ago that Main Street would have to be widened to handle the impact the Criminal Justice Facility would have on Main Street; however, the study indicated that Main Street would not be adversely affected until 1995-1996. Mr. Anderson suggested that consideration be given to proceeding with the road improvements, at this time. Mr. Anderson stated that the design for the road improvements were completed by Public Works and consists of the widening of Main Street and creating a turn-in lane off of Old 441 into the Criminal Justice Facility parking lot.
On a motion by Commr. Gregg, seconded by Commr. Swartz and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to proceed with road improvements to widen Main Street and create a turn-in off of Old 441.
Mr. Anderson stated that it was determined at the Jail Task Force Meeting that there was a need for a committee to be
established, consisting of those directly affected by the renovation of the round courthouse, the old jail and the old courthouse. He suggested that the committee in question be established by the County Manager's Office.
Discussion occurred regarding the formation of said committee, at which time Commr. Gregg recommended that a Commissioner serve on the committee in question. Commr. Bailey recommended that Commr. Hanson serve as liaison Commissioner on said committee.
Mr. Mike Anderson, Interim County Manager, appeared before the Board to address the issue of consideration of options to institute salary increases for mid-year 1992, and stated that he would like to bring this issue before the Board at a later date.
Discussion occurred regarding the issue of a mid-year salary increase, at which time Ms. Eleanor Anderson, Executive Director of Administrative Services and Budget, stated that the Five-Year Projections will be available in approximately a week.
No action was taken at this time.
Ms. Eleanor Anderson, Executive Director of Administrative Services and Budget, appeared before the Board and stated there have been several discussions by the Board on possible changes in the budget process, which would include a more active participation by the Board early in the process, and targeting specific areas, or functions, within the departments, for a more indepth review. Ms. Anderson stated that she would like to recommend that the Board work with the department heads to help identify certain functions, and to identify those which the Board would like to eliminate.
Commr. Hanson recommended that a resolution be prepared addressing a zero budget increase, which may or may not involve a rollback, at which time discussion occurred regarding said rollback.
Commr. Swartz stated that he recalls the Board's objective was for a rollback, at which time Commr. Gregg interjected that he
recalls the objective was to hold the millage, and does not recall the objective being a rollback. Commr. Swartz stated that he would review the minutes on this issue.
Commr. Hanson stated that she would like to see the Board create a Mini Grace Committee, such as the one in the Palm Beach Study, made up of business people in the community, and under that committee, create a Budget Oversight Review Committee. She recommended that, regardless of whether the County chooses to have a consultant or not, the Board direct each department to list all of their programs, the employees involved in each program, the cost, and the responsibility of each program. Commr. Hanson expressed her concern with delays in implementing the budget process.
Mr. Mike Anderson, Interim County Manager, addressed the issue of adopting a new budget procedure and stated that the procedure identified in the Palm Beach Study took six years to develop. He suggested that the Board set some milestones and make a commitment to convert over to that type of budget process over a two to three year period. In the meantime, the Board could consider a phase in schedule in some departments that may already be project or task orientated, such as Capital Improvements and Public Works, using them as a learning tool.
Commr. Bakich recommended that Mr. Anderson and Commr. Hanson return with a description for a Mini Grace Committee.
Commr. Hanson brought up for discussion the issue of the County Commissioners giving their pay increases to the County, and suggested that a fund be set up creating a costs savings incentive program for employees.
Ms. Lois Martin, Personnel Director, stated that a Suggestion Awards Program for employees, as suggested by Commr. Hanson, would be established by an ordinance or resolution.
PUBLIC HEARINGS/TIMES CERTAIN
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/ASSESSMENTS/ROAD PROJECTS/RESOLUTIONS
Mr. Jim Stivender, Director of Public Works, appeared before the Board to present the request to award, and to authorize Special Assessment Project No. SA-72 Rainbow Lane in Howey Subdivision "A".
No one present wished to discuss this issue with the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to award, and to authorize Special Assessment Project No. SA-72, Rainbow Lane (f/k/a Distance Drive) in Howey Subdivision "A" to Trac Roadbuilders, Inc.; and to encumber and expend funds, in the amount of $36,499.45; authorize a resolution and assessment roll for the road improvement project, District 2.
Ms. Annette Star Lustgarten, County Attorney, noted that the Resolution before the Board includes a short timeframe of June 1, 1992, for said committee to provide a written report to the Board of County Commissioners.
On a motion by Commr. Hanson, seconded by Commr. Gregg and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request from Solid and Hazardous Waste Management for adoption of a resolution establishing a Lake County Solid Waste Study Committee.
It was the direction of the Board to advertise for members of said committee.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request from Solid and Hazardous Waste Management for approval for Lake Cogen to dispose of its special waste outside Lake County, until such time as it is determined that acceptance of such waste will not be harmful to Lake County disposal facilities.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/MUNICIPALITIES/LIBRARIES
Ms. Kathy McDonald, Interim Director of Health & General Services, appeared before the Board to present the request for approval of a revised Interlocal Agreement for library services and stated that the increase over the current approved budget is $108,025.00 and not $94,850.00 as stated.
Commr. Swartz suggested that the Board request Ms. Eleanor Anderson, Executive Director of Administrative Services and Budget, include in her analysis of budgets the physical impact if additional libraries did, in fact, choose to rejoin. He noted that the Interlocal Agreement states, on page 2, that either party to this agreement may cancel the agreement by giving the other party six (6) months written notice and suggested language be changed to sixty (60) days written notice.
Commr. Bakich commented that at this point in time, looking at the budget process and what the Board is trying to accomplish, whether it be this issue or any other issue, he does have concerns and will be looking at this request cautiously.
A motion was made by Commr. Swartz and seconded by Commr. Bailey, to approve the Interlocal Agreement between Lake County and the City of Umatilla, and to amend the Interlocal Agreements between the County, the City of Tavares, and Cooper Memorial Library, making them consistent with this agreement.
Under discussion,Commr. Swartz commented that the intention was to make the agreement effective as of January 1, and any reimbursements to the City of Umatilla should be based on a January 1 effective date.
The Chairman called for a vote on the motion, which carried unanimously.
At this time, the Chairman, Commr. Bakich turned the Chairmanship over to the Vice Chairman, Commr. Gregg.
Mr. John Swanson, Executive Director, Planning and Development, appeared before the Board to present this request.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried, the Board approved the request to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), in the amount of $500,000.00, for neighborhood renewal in Stuckey and Yalaha; and requested staff to continue to submit applications, so that all communities in the Comprehensive Plan that need redevelopment may be addressed.
Commr. Bakich was not present for the discussion or vote.
The Vice Chairman, Commr. Gregg, returned the chairmanship to the Chairman, Commr. Bakich.
COMMITTEES/PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT/HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY
Mr. John Swanson, Executive Director, Planning & Development, appeared before the Board to present the request to create the Lake County Affordable Housing Task Force, and to define its membership as identified by Comprehensive Plan Policy V-1.4, Page V-2.
Mr. Swanson stated that the Task Force would be comprised of a Lake County Board of County Commissioner to serve as the official Chairperson, with a representative from the Lake County Board of Realtors, Homebuilders Association of Lake County, Farmers Home Administration, Lake County League of Cities, a person representing the utility companies servicing Lake County, the financial institutions serving Lake County, and two (2) citizen advocate representatives in the County, one who must be from a lower income family. He further noted that additional non-voting members may be appointed by the Chairperson and it is recommended that a representative from the Lake County Housing Finance Authority be appointed as a non-voting member.
Discussion occurred regarding the membership and the appointment of non-voting members, with Commr. Swartz suggesting that the representative from the utility companies be changed to a
representative from a not-for-profit low income provider, and the non-voting members, as stated above, be made voting members.
Ms. Annette Star Lustgarten, County Attorney, noted additional language in the resolution on page 3 (j), line 24, which addresses the one-stop permitting system, as follows: "The Comprehensive Plan in relation to that particular issue, requires that the Task Force review the permitting process and recommend methods of implementing one-stop permitting by June of 1992, and that they present the findings to the Board of County Commissioners by September of 1992."
Mr. Swanson, at this time, reviewed the schedule for implementing the resolution in question and the one-stop permitting system, with discussion from the Board regarding these issues. Commr. Swartz stated that the issue of the one-stop permitting process is an important issue, affecting low income and affordable housing, and is a full time job, suggesting that responsibility be handled through a subcommittee to study and make its recommendation through the Task Force to the Board.
Ms. Lustgarten stated that the resolution can clearly be revised to create a subcommittee to address the one-stop permitting system, and suggested language be added which states that the Task Force has the authority to create subcommittees to address any of their tasks as outlined in the resolution.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Gregg and carried unanimously, the Board approved a resolution creating the Lake County Affordable Housing Task Force, as amended.
ORDINANCES/ROADS - COUNTY & STATE
Mr. John Swanson, Executive Director, Planning & Development, appeared before the Board and presented the request for an amendment to the Lake County Addressing Ordinance, which was enacted by the Board of County Commissions on November 15, 1988, at which time he reviewed the changes incorporated within the Addressing Ordinance.
Ms. Linda Gussler, Addressing Specialist, appeared before the Board to answer questions presented to her regarding said changes.
Commr. Swartz brought up for discussion language on page 4, line 13, (b), which addresses renaming of a street and the requirement that the Board shall deny the requested renaming if twenty percent (20%) of the property owners on the subject street shall file written objections to the street renaming. Ms. Annette Star Lustgarten, County Attorney, suggested that the language be changed from "shall" to "may".
Mr. T. J. Townsend, a Lake County resident, appeared before the Board and stated that the draft ordinance before the Board today, in his view, is a decided improvement over the previous ordinance. Mr. Townsend brought attention to Section 17-135, page 2, which states that the Addressing Specialist shall be responsible for issuing address number designations to all buildings in Lake County in conformance with the grid number system adopted by the Board of County Commissioners. He questioned if there is a grandfather provision for existing numbers which do not conform to the County adopted grid system, to which Ms. Kessler responded to Mr. Townsend's question and cautioned the Board to allow flexibility to allow the decision to be made whether to use the county grid number system in specific areas, or to utilize the city number system. Commr. Swartz, at this time, stated that clarification should be made to language which addresses designations to all buildings in Lake County throughout the Ordinance.
Mr. Townsend stated that the current ordinance allows the Addressing Specialist to use discretion in cases in which it would be more reasonable or practical to do so, assign or reassign a street address based on a municipal number system, and suggested that, within a subdivision, it would be logical to retain or establish a numbering system different from the grid system.
Commr. Swartz questioned Ms. Kessler to explain where the direction was given not to force the grid number system on certain
established neighborhoods who did not have a number system, to which Ms. Gussler responded that it was an administrative agreement to allow certain neighborhoods to retain their original addresses.
Mr. Townsend commented that there are two subdivisions that have been exempted from the grid number system; however, the original intent was that the two subdivisions would be required to conform, but to his knowledge, they have never been required to adopt the grid system. He stated that the new ordinance gives direction to the Addressing Specialist to establish numbers in accordance to the grid system with no exceptions.
Mr. Steven Richey, Attorney, appeared before the Board and stated that he represented The Springs at the time they applied for their exemption, and suggesting that the ability to have an exemption be inserted back into the ordinance that is before the Board today.
Mr. Townsend stated that, under the old ordinance, there was more flexibility to allow exemptions to be granted from the grid number system. Under the new ordinance, the only deviation that is permitted is the extension of an existing municipal number system.
Ms. Lustgarten stated that page 2, line 26, paragraph 5 permits conformity with a municipal number system, and suggested that the language "already in use by a municipality or subdivision" remain in the language and that "mobile home parks" be inserted on line 31. She suggested that, on page 2, line 8, the language "unincorporated" be inserted after "all buildings".
Discussion occurred regarding the language on page 4, line 30 addressing road name changes, with the decision of the Board to change "fifty" (50) years to "ten" (10) years.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved amendments to the
Addressing Ordinance, as follows:
Page 2, Line 8 - insert "unincorporated area of".
Page 2, Line 31 - leave in "already in use by a municipality or subdivision" and insert "mobile home park";
Page 4, Line 12 - delete "shall" and insert "may";
Page 4, Line 32 - delete "fifty (50)" and insert "ten (10)";
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following Ordinance No. 1992-1, as amended:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 17, LAKE COUNTY CODE, ARTICLE VI, THE "LAKE COUNTY ADDRESSING ORDINANCE"; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO SECTION 17-134, ASSIGNMENT OF NUMBERS, TO PERMIT ASSIGNMENT OF STREET ADDRESSES BASED UPON A MUNICIPAL NUMBER SYSTEM; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF SECTION 17-135.1, NAMING OF ROADS, TO PROVIDE CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR CHANGING STREET NAMES; PROVIDING FOR UNIFORM REFERENCES TO THE ADDRESSING SPECIALIST; PROVIDING FOR LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE LAKE COUNTY CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
RECESS & REASSEMBLY
At 11:00 a.m., the Chairman announced that the Board would recess and reconvene at 11:10 a.m.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Mike Anderson, Interim County Manager, appeared before the Board to present the request for consideration of the concept of reorganization of the Department of Planning and Development without discussion of personnel, due to the fact that the Personnel Department was unable to provide necessary data at this time.
Mr. John Swanson, Executive Director of Planning & Development, appeared before the Board and stated that the nature of the work, and the subsequent workload has shifted for the Planning staff with the completion of the Comprehensive Plan, from Comprehensive Planning to Current Planning and Concurrency Management. Under the reorganization plan, the department title is proposed to be changed from Planning and Development Department to Planning and Growth Management Department. At this time, Mr. Swanson reviewed organizational charts and operational charts.
Mr. Swanson stated that he would like direction from the Board, as far as approving the concept and moving forward on the reorganizational plan.
Ms. Jean Kaminski, Executive Director, Home Builders Association, appeared before the Board and asked that, in view of the budget process and the ongoing work in looking toward
streamlining government and making it more efficient, and that there will be a new County Manager in the near future, the Board give consideration to postponing the reorganization of the Planning Department for at least sixty (60) days.
Commr. Bakich stated that he has had discussions with Mr. Peter Wahl, the new County Manager, and based on comments from Mr. Wahl, he has indicated a desire to look at, and be involved with, the reorganization of the Planning & Development Department. Commr. Bakich further commented that he has no problem endorsing the "concept" of the said department.
Commr. Gregg concurred with Commr. Bakich that he would support the concept in question, but brought to the attention of the Board that total reorganization is one of the responsibilities the Board intends to give to the County Manager.
Commr. Swartz stated that, if the Board is approving conceptually the idea that this department and other departments within County government need to be looked at and reviewed toward making them the most effective and efficient operation possible, with reorganization being one method by which that may be accomplished, he can support that concept, but cannot approve the plan before the Board at this time.
Commr. Bailey commended Mr. Swanson and his staff for taking the initiative to look ahead toward streamlining the Planning & Development Department, at which time Mr. Swanson commented that their common goal is to better serve the citizens of the community. It was the consensus of the Board to support the concept of reorganization, and being brought before the Board at a time when the County Manager has had the opportunity to review reorganization and has placed this item on the Board's agenda for consideration.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Gregg and seconded, the Board approved the request for approval of a resolution authorizing the Public Works Director to execute applications to governmental entities related to Public Works
projects, in lieu of signature by the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners.
Mr. Jim Stivender, Director of Public Works, appeared before the Board to present this request.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Hanson, and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to use County Transportation Trust Funds to cover a $4,429.67 shortage in the Thomas Subdivision Assessment Fund (271).
COUNTY ATTORNEY'S MATTERS
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/BONDS/COUNTY ATTORNEY/MEETINGS/RESOLUTIONS
Ms. Annette Star Lustgarten, County Attorney, appeared before the Board to present this request.
On a motion by Commr. Gregg, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request for authorization of the bond counsel fee, in the amount of $35,000.00 plus actual expenses for the Sales Tax Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 1992.
Ms. Lustgarten informed the Board of a meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 16, 1992, for the approval of a resolution authorizing the refunding, and the adoption of the Bond Purchase Agreement.
Ms. Eleanor Anderson, Executive Director, Administrative Services and Budget, appeared before the Board and informed the Board, that after formal action is taken on January 16, a meeting is scheduled on January 28, 1992 for the pre-closing, and on January 29, 1992 for the Bond closing, requiring that the Chairman, Commr. Bakich, and the Clerk, Mr. James C. Watkins, be available on those dates.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Swartz and carried unanimously, the Board approved the ratification of the
Board on financial items which needed to be paid prior to the Board meeting.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/COUNTY MANAGER
Commr. Bakich stated that, at the request of the Board, he has negotiated an agreement between Lake County and Mr. Peter F. Wahl, and that the Agreement is before the Board today for their review.
Commr. Swartz brought up for discussion the language which states that the employee shall be allowed to engage in consulting performed on his time off, at which time it was the decision of the Board to delete the word "consulting" from the Agreement.
Discussion occurred regarding the $400.00 per month automobile allowance, with Commr. Swartz stating that he feels said amount was in excess.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Gregg and carried unanimously, the Board moved to amend the Agreement between Lake County and Peter F. Wahl, deleting the word "consulting" under Section 3. Acceptance and Term.
On a motion by Commr. Gregg, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Agreement between Lake County and Peter F. Wahl, as amended.
Commr. Bailey commended all those who were involved in the process of hiring a new County Manager for their efforts. The Board directed staff to send a letter to each of those who served on the committee.
On a motion by Commr. Gregg, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously the Board approved a Proclamation designating January 17 as Arbor Day in Lake County.
Commr. Bailey and Commr. Hanson presented the request for a resolution in honor and celebration of Martin Luther King's Birthday. Commr. Bailey informed the Board that there will be a breakfast held at Vic Embers, on January 17, at 7:30 a.m., and a
parade will be on January 18, at 11:00 a.m., with various activities at Wooten Park thereafter.
On a motion by Commr. Hanson, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request for a resolution in honor and celebration of Martin Luther King's Birthday.
COUNTY MANAGER'S DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESS
COUNTY EMPLOYEES/PERSONNEL/COMMITTEES (Continued)
Discussion continued regarding the suggestion by Commr. Hanson for the organization of a cost savings incentive program for county employees, and the formation of a committee for said purpose.
Commr. Bakich stated that he is looking for some idea of what power will be imposed upon said committee and suggested that this issue be brought up at the next Board meeting, at which time direction was given to Ms. Lois Martin, Director of Personnel, to continue her review of a cost savings incentive program.
Mr. Mike Anderson, Interim County Manager, appeared before the Board to inform the Board of an invitation received from the City of Eustis, to participate in Lake County Days in Tallahassee, with a cost impact of approximately $300.00. He stated that additional information will be forthcoming.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Gregg and carried unanimously, the Board moved to participate in Lake County Days in Tallahassee.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m.
MICHAEL J. BAKICH, CHAIRMAN
JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK