A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 20, 2001

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, November 20, 2001, at 9:00 a.m., in the Board of County Commissioners' Meeting Room, Lake County Administration Building, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: Catherine C. Hanson, Chairman; Robert A. Pool, Vice Chairman; Welton G. Cadwell; Jennifer Hill; and Debbie Stivender. Others present were: William A. Neron, County Manager; Sanford A. Minkoff, County Attorney; Wendy Taylor, Executive Office Manager, Board of County Commissioners' Office; Barbara Lehman, Chief Deputy Clerk, County Finance; and Kathryn A. Schwartz, Deputy Clerk.

The Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance were led by Commr. Stivender.

AGENDA UPDATE

Mr. William A. Neron, County Manager, stated that he had one item to add to the agenda regarding a Special Session of the State Legislature, to be held November 27, 2001, wherein the shifting of State expenses to the County level will be discussed. He stated that possibly a letter should be sent, prior to the Special Session, by the Chairman, to the local Legislative Delegation asking them not to support the shifting of these expenses to the local level.

Commr. Hanson noted that there would be a special presentation, shortly after nine o'clock today, by Mr. Archie Suttie, of Paisley, Scotland, and by Mr. Scottie McCance, of Paisley, Florida, which will not require a vote.

MINUTE APPROVAL

Discussion occurred regarding the Minutes of July 24, 2001 (Regular Meeting), with Commr. Hill referring to page 53, line 7, of the minutes. She noted that Mr. Carey Rose has been designated as an attorney, who represents the opposition. She stated that she does not believe Mr. Rose is an attorney. It was noted that this will be checked into, and the designation of "attorney" will be stricken from the minutes if it is confirmed that Mr. Rose is not an attorney.

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Minutes of July 24, 2001 (Regular Meeting), as corrected.

On a motion by Commr. Pool, seconded by Commr. Stivender and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Minutes of September 4, 2001 (Regular Meeting), as presented.

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Minutes of October 16, 2001 (Regular Meeting), as presented.

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Stivender and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Minutes of October 18, 2001 (Special Meeting), as presented.

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Minutes of October 23, 2001 (Regular Meeting), as presented.

CLERK OF COURTS' CONSENT AGENDA

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Stivender and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Clerk of Courts' Consent Agenda, Items 1 through 7, for the following requests:

Accounts Allowed



Request to acknowledge receipt of the list of warrants paid prior to this meeting, pursuant to Chapter 136 of the Florida Statutes, which shall be incorporated into the Minutes as attached Exhibit A and filed in the Board Support Division of the Clerk's Office.



Bonds - Contractor



Request for approval of Contractor Bonds, as follows:



New

1420-02 Paul C. Thomas

1442-02 Terry V. Schichtel

4997-02 Barney W. Headrick/Barney's Plumbing of DeBary, Inc.

5342-02 Gary T. Butler d.b.a. D & G Woodcrafting

5387-02 Donna Lee Mahnken/Main Line Electrical Contractors, Inc.

5488-02 Donald T. Smith/Smith Aluminum, Inc.

5519-03 James S. Janecka d.b.a. Janecka Electric Co.

5572-02 Richard William Lohman/Southern Plumbing Company of Orlando, Inc.

5728-02 Robert E. Shaffer d.b.a. Myriad Electrical Contractors

5755-02 Dennis W. Burdge d.b.a. Florida Home Guard, Inc.

5860-02 Daryll Carbaugh

5872-02 Joshi Dharmesh d.b.a. Tropical Heat & Air, Inc.

5873-02 Johnny X. Gonzalez/G & H Electric, Inc.

5874-01 Osborne & Tokics

5875-02 Robert Tsacrios d.b.a. Bob Tsacrios Plumbing



Rider



5854-02 Eagle Electrical Systems, Inc. (change of address)



Cancellations



1412-01 William C. Johnson

1619-03 Ted Cushing Plumbing, Inc. & Theodore E. Cushing, Sr.

1942-01 Conrad G. Collins

4165-01 Michael S. Brannon d.b.a. Brannon Construction Co.

5124-02 Pete Ciraco

5411-01 Thomas J. Grayford d.b.a. Grayford Electrical Contracting

5457-99 Rayford F. Vick d.b.a. Midway Const. of Central Fl., Inc.

5680-01 Carl M. Waldron d.b.a. Sun State Plumbing, Inc.

5721-99 Mark Mavrelis d.b.a. R & M Electric, Inc.

5829-02 Thomas A. Mills



Municipalities/Resolutions



Request to acknowledge receipt of Resolution 2001-6 designating District's Registered Office for Service of Process as Scott D. Clark, P.A. (address - Winter Park, Florida), which was adopted by the Mount Dora Community Development District Board.



Reports



Request to acknowledge receipt of Deer Island Community Development District's Annual Financial Report for Units of Local Government for the Fiscal Year ended September30, 2000, and a copy of the District's Audited Financial Statements for the same period, in accordance with Chapter 189.006, Florida Statutes.



Municipalities/Ordinances



Request to acknowledge receipt of Ordinance 2001-17 amending the boundaries of the City of Minneola, annexing approximately 15.75 acres into the City of Minneola, generally located on the south side of South Grassy Lake Road, as described, passed, and ordained the 28th day of August, 2001, by the City Council of the City of Minneola, Florida.



Accounts Allowed



Request to acknowledge receipt of Clerk of Courts' excess fees for Fiscal Year 2000/2001, in the amount of $715,268.19.



Municipalities/Ordinances



Request to acknowledge receipt of Ordinance 2001-23, from the City of Tavares, amending the boundaries of the City of Tavares, by annexing approximately 13.7 acres of property described as Lots 3, 14, 19, and the north one-half of Lot 13, in Southridge Industrial Centre; rezoning said properties from County Heavy Manufacturing to City Industrial; subject to the rules, regulations, and obligations ordained by the City of Tavares Council; providing for an effective date. Passed and ordained the 3rd day of October, 2001, by the City Council of the City of Tavares, Florida.



COUNTY MANAGER'S CONSENT AGENDA



On a motion by Commr. Pool, seconded by Commr. Stivender and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the County Manager's Consent Agenda, Tabs 3 through 26, for the following requests:

Accounts Allowed/Community Services/Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Mental Health



Request for approval and authorization of signature on the Agreement between We Care of Lake County, Inc. (We Care), and Lake County, for funding contribution previously approved by the Board of County Commissioners in budget hearings, in the amount of $67,200.00; and approval and authorization for funding for We Care choice of LifeStream Behavioral Center as subcontractor for Case Management System for Primary Health Care Model, in the amount of $84,000.00.



Budgets/Community Services/Libraries



Request for approval and adoption of the Fiscal Year 2001/2002 Annual Plan of Service and Combined Budget for the Lake County Library System.



Accounts Allowed/Community Services



Request for approval and signature authorization on the appropriate settlement documents of Louis B. Thomas, represented by Cummins & Nailos, P.A., for the foreclosure of State Housing Initiatives Partnership funded home, in the amount of $750.00.



Accounts Allowed/Community Services/Procurement Services



Request for approval to purchase Norstar Telephone Switch, for use at 31150 Industry Drive, Tavares, Florida, for the Community Services Office, in the amount of $7,774.00.



Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Economic Development



Request for approval of an amendment to the Agreement between Lake County and the Orange County School Board for the Lake Apopka Displaced Worker Training.



County Property/Courts - Judges/Economic Development



Request for approval to declare surplus and sell property commonly known as the Citrus Sun Club Condominiums, located at the intersection of State Road 19, U.S. Highway 27, and the Florida Turnpike, which has been awarded to Lake County by the Circuit Court.



Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Emergency Services/State Agencies



Request for approval of Terrorism Incident Response Annex Agreement between the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs and Lake County.



Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements

Facilities & Capital Improvements/Grants



Request for approval for the Chairman to execute an Agreement between Lake County and Lake-Sumter Community College relating to contribution of Infrastructure Sales Tax Funds for Regional Park Development Grant Program, in the amount of $62,500.00.



Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements

Facilities & Capital Improvements/Grants



Request for approval for Chairman to execute an Agreement between Lake County and the Eustis Little League, Inc., relating to contribution of Infrastructure Sales Tax Funds for Recreation Facilities Grant Projects, in the amount of $7,000.00.



Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Facilities & Capital Improvements Municipalities/Sheriff's Department



Request for approval and signature on second amendment to Lease Agreement with the City of Clermont for the Lake County Sheriff's Substation, to extend the term through November 30, 2002, and to increase the rent to $2,000.00 per month.



Accounts Allowed/Budgets/Community Services

Fiscal & Administrative Services/Grants



Request for approval of budget transfer, in the amount of $7,774.00, from Contingency - General Fund to Community Services, Machinery & Equipment.  Telephone switch is needed for the new leased facility on Industry Drive for the staff of Probation, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and Housing & Community Development. The former switch used by Probation is not sufficient to provide for a staff of 18.



Accounts Allowed/Budgets/Fiscal & Administrative Services

Grants/Resolutions/State Agencies



Request for approval of Resolution No. 2001-218 to amend the County Fire Control Fund in order to receive unanticipated revenue for Fiscal Year 2001/2002, in the amount of $58,985.00, from the Florida Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Matching Grant, and to provide appropriations for the disbursement to Office Supplies and Machinery & Equipment.



Accounts Allowed/Budgets/Fiscal & Administrative Services



Request for approval of impact fee refund to Linda B. Newman, in the amount of $723.50, due to impact fee waiver recipient having purchased a new home that has already been permitted and full fees paid.





Accounts Allowed/Budgets/Fiscal & Administrative Services



Request for approval of impact fee refund to Mary B. Moreno, in the amount of $1,873.31, due to impact fee waiver recipient having purchased a new home that has already been permitted and full fees paid.



Accounts Allowed/Budgets/Fiscal & Administrative Services



Request for approval of impact fee refund to Charles S. Shaver, in the amount of $2,013.00, due to impact fee waiver recipient applying for and receiving waiver after permit was issued and fees were paid on home.



Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Municipalities/Geographic Information Systems



Request for approval of Interlocal Agreement with the City of Leesburg relating to the creation, distribution, and sharing of geographic information.

Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements/County Attorney

Procurement Services/Roads - County & State



Request for approval and authorization to award RFP 01-061, encumber funds, and authorize a contract, subject to County Attorney approval, to Bowyer-Singleton & Associates, Inc., to provide engineering services for the CR-470 Preliminary Design and Engineering Study, in the amount of $274,941.00.



Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements/County Attorney

Insurance/Procurement Services



Request for approval and authorization to award RFP 02-013, encumber funds, and authorize a contract, subject to the County Attorney's approval, to Aon Consulting, to provide group health insurance consulting services to the County.



Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Growth Management



Request for approval of Special Master's Settlement Agreement for Richard Toole, regarding Hart Lake Grove (SM-3-00) Second Extension.



Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Public Works

Resolutions/Roads - County & State/Subdivisions



Request for approval and authorization to accept the Final Plat for Oakmont at Silver Lake Subdivision; accept a Letter of Credit for Maintenance, in the amount of $11,000.00; execute a Developer's Agreement for Maintenance of Improvements between Lake County and Oakmont Land Development, L.L.C.; and execute Resolution No. 2001-219 accepting Pleasant View Drive (CR #3-5134B) into the County Road Maintenance System. Subdivision consists of 34 lots - Commission District 3.



Accounts Allowed/Public Works/Subdivisions



Request for approval and authorization to release an escrow amount of $980.00 that was posted for Hills of Lake Louisa Phase II Subdivision.



Accounts Allowed/Bonds/Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Public Works



Request for approval and authorization to accept the Final Plat for Pennbrooke Phase 2S; a Performance Bond in the amount of $121,722.51; and execute a Developer's Agreement for Construction of Improvements between Lake County and Leisure Communities, Ltd.



Accounts Allowed/Public Works/Road Projects



Request for approval and authorization to execute Change Order #1, in the amount of $55,014.34, for additional limerock base, prime, and sand, and maintenance of traffic relating to the CR-33 "Part" Widening and Resurfacing Project No. 2001-14.



Public Works/Resolutions/Rights-of-Way, Roads & Easements/Road Vacations



Request for approval of Resolution No. 2001-220, to advertise Vacation Petition No. 969, by James P. Caruso, to vacate lots, tracts, and right-of-way in Sections 9, 10, 15, and 16, T22S, R26E, recorded in the Plats of Lake Highlands Company, in the Clermont area - Commission District 2.



Public Works/Resolutions/Rights-of-Way, Roads & Easements/Road Vacations



Request for approval of Resolution No. 2001-221, to advertise Vacation Petition No. 975, by Mimi Ogden, to vacate right-of-way in S33, T22S, R26E, in the Plat of the Postal Colony and also in the Plat of Lost Lake Pines, in the Clermont area - Commission District 2.



Public Works/Resolutions/Rights-of-Way, Roads & Easements/Road Vacations



Request for approval of Resolution No. 2001-222, to advertise Vacation Petition No. 977, by Harold A. Ward, III, to vacate tracts and rights-of-way in Sections 9 and 10, T22S, R26E, in the Lake Highlands Company Subdivision, in the Clermont area - Commission District 2.



Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Public Works/Roads - County & State



Request for approval and signature on the Interlocal Agreement between Lake County and Marion County for Maintenance of Railroad Grade Road.



Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Public Works



Request for approval and authorization to execute a Traffic Signal Maintenance Agreement between Lake County and the Town of Lady Lake, in the amount of $7,500.00.

PERSONAL APPEARANCES

APPRECIATION FOR THE FIRE AND SOLID WASTE ASSESSMENT PROJECT

Ms. Sarah LaMarche, Senior Director of Fiscal and Administrative Services, explained that, in the late summer of 1999, the software for the Solid Waste Assessment Roll crashed and was not able to be recovered and that staff was very uncertain about the type of information they were going to be distributing to the citizens for their bills. She stated that, in addition, the company that was writing the new software for the Fire Assessment inadvertently sent the wrong disk to staff, and, although staff had certified the correct one, the wrong disk was delivered to the Tax Collector. Ms. LaMarche stated that, since that time, several of the County's staff have spent many hours making sure that history did not repeat itself, which it has not. She stated that, about a year ago, eight of the County's employees began working with Perconti Data Systems to create a state-of-the-art software for the Fire and Solid Waste Assessment and that the system has worked very well, with no errors.

Commr. Hanson, on behalf of the Board, thanked those who served on the project for their dedication and service to the County, recognizing that many of them worked numerous hours of overtime, and nights, without extra pay. She also thanked Ms. LaMarche for her efforts, noting that without her leadership the project would not have been so successful.

Ms. LaMarche and Commr. Hanson presented the Certificates of Appreciation, for the Fire and Solid Waste Assessment Project, to the following individuals, noting the important role of each:

Mr. Jeff Cooper, Director of Support Services

Solid Waste Management/Support Services



Ms. Cindy Heffler, Customer Service Specialist III

Solid Waste Management/Support Services



Ms. Kathy Jo Lawson, Senior Customer Service Representative III

Solid Waste Management/Support Services



Mr. Leon Burton, Environmental Inspector

Solid Waste Management/Support Services



Mr. Tom Eicher, Environmental Inspector

Solid Waste Management/Support Services



Ms. Lori Davis, Oracle Data Warehouse Administrator

Fiscal and Administrative Services/Geographic Information Systems



Ms. Carol Boyle, Assessment Specialist

Fiscal and Administrative Services/Special Assessments



Ms. Julia Wilson, Senior Budget Analyst and Assessment Manager

Fiscal and Administrative Services/Budget



Ms. LaMarche expressed appreciation for the outstanding work done by Mr. Sal Perconti, with Perconti Data Systems, stating that he has been on target and on time and has done an excellent job producing an accurate software system that is fully integrated. She also thanked staff from the offices of the Property Appraiser and Tax Collector, noting that they have been very helpful. And, finally, she thanked staff from the Information Technology (IT) Department, who were also very helpful and supportive.

PRESENTATION

BY MR. ARCHIE SUTTIE, FROM THE CITY OF PAISLEY, SCOTLAND

Mr. Scottie McCance, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, and currently from Paisley, Florida, spoke about the fulfillment of his dream that the two cities of Paisley, Scotland, and Paisley, Florida, be recognized as sister cities. He stated how proud and privileged he felt to be a resident of Lake County. Mr. McCance introduced Mr. Archie Suttie, a businessman from Paisley, Scotland, who is the first official visitor to Paisley, Florida.

Mr. Suttie, on behalf of the provost and the residents of Scotland, presented to Commr. Hanson the coat of arms representing the Renfrewshire Council, and a Renfrewshire Council scarf and tie. He embraced the friendship between the two communities.

Commr. Hanson spoke about her recent trip to Paisley, Scotland, noting how graciously she was treated. She stated that Paisley, Scotland, and Lake County are dealing with similar economic-development difficulties and noted that tourism is definitely a part of the economic engine. She thanked Mr. Suttie for the gifts and for being present this morning and hoped that he would have an enjoyable stay. It was noted that the gifts Mr. Suttie presented would look good in the new Paisley Library.

PRESENTATION

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM PROPOSAL, JUNE 2001

BY THE LAKE COUNTY WELLNESS TEAM

Mr. Bob Stevens, Director of Parks and Recreation and Chairman of the Lake County Wellness Team (Team), along with other representatives from the Team, gave a presentation to the Board regarding the Employee Wellness Program Proposal (completed in June 2001), which sets forth the possibility of creating a Wellness Program for County employees for the purpose of increasing their physical and mental well-being. He noted that the report was completed this summer and that they are pleased to present it to the Board today. He stated that he would pass out copies of the report at the conclusion of the presentation and would entertain any questions at that time.

Members of the Team spoke, in detail, about important issues and ideas regarding the proposed program. They discussed the following: the Team's mission statement; the Board of County Commissioners' newly created goals and focus areas for the Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003, in particular Focus Area IV, and Goal C; what is included in an Employee Wellness Program and the health issues that would be addressed; reasons why the County should have a Wellness Program; the likely resulting benefits of a Wellness Program to the County, its citizens, and employees; the results of their research regarding a Wellness Survey that was conducted approximately two years ago, which sets forth the top twelve requests, by employees, of what was felt to be a positive contribution to a Wellness Program; the results of a more recent survey done informally throughout the County which reflected a different list of desires from employees; the Team's survey results from a study of five area counties and five area cities to determine what kinds of wellness/fitness programs were being used and how they were being managed; the Team's conclusions and recommendations, as a result of their research; the priority of hiring a full-time Wellness Coordinator; and the importance of creating a working budget for an Employee Wellness Program. It was noted that there was a good possibility that some of the Wellness Programs, i.e., stress-management programs, could be made available not only to County employees but to the general public as well, as time and space permitted.

Mr. William A. Neron, County Manager, stated that he recently reviewed the report for the proposed Wellness Program and found it to be very impressive. He thought there were some long-term benefits and cost advantages to be gained from the program, particularly with the incorporation of preventive medicine and awareness. He explained that he would like to have the opportunity to further review the report with staff to see how they might find a source of funding for the program and to bring back a recommendation to the Board sometime after the first of the year.

Commr. Pool stated that it is important to recognize that while there are possibly some great rewards and benefits to be derived from a Wellness Program, some statistical information,

which demonstrates and supports these benefits, would need to be set forth before a decision could be made.

Mr. Stevens stated that there is a nationwide statistical calculation, based on insurance rate reductions, employee retention, and a wide variety of other things, which supports the commonly held standard that $4.00 of wellness benefits are returned for every $1.00 invested in a Wellness Program.

Mr. Stevens explained that Wellness Programs would need to be provided locally, or on-site, and to some of the more remote areas of the County, based on need, and that more survey information would need to be gathered in order to arrive at a more comprehensive picture of the needs of the County's employees. Some discussion occurred regarding the best time to attend these programs, whether it be before work, at lunchtime, or after work, and the best places. Flexible hours was also suggested as a way to give employees more options. It was noted that, instead of a full-time employee to coordinate a Wellness Program, responsibilities could possibly be shared by someone already on staff, who had the skills and training to manage a program such as this.

Commr. Cadwell digressed for a moment to speak about the Veterans' Program, in the Altoona area, noting that, with the many different groups that are a part of the program, it is very difficult to coordinate. He noted that the program at the recent Veterans' Day celebration was one of the best that the County has organized, and he expressed his appreciation to Mr. Bob Stevens, Director of Parks and Recreation, and his staff, for the good job done; that it could not have been done any better.

Commr. Hanson thanked Mr. Stevens and staff for putting together a good presentation on the proposed Employee Wellness Program.





CITIZEN QUESTION AND COMMENT PERIOD

Mr. Rick Weissinger, Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator, MedSource Nutrition Center, Lady Lake, Florida, congratulated the Board members on keeping their minds open to the possibility of wellness in the workplace. He discussed the epidemics of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer in the United States. He volunteered his services and the services of Dr. Nehme Gebrayel, M.D., a physician who is Board certified in nutrition and who also understands mainstream medicine, to help with implementing the nutritional aspect of the County's Wellness Program. He stated that, in order to help Lake County get started with its Wellness Program and to help get the information out that they are doing what is called "medical-nutrition therapy," he would like the Board to contact him at the MedSource Nutrition Center so that they might provide a nutrition consulting service and a free seminar to the Lake County government employees.

Commr. Hanson suggested that Mr. Weissinger give his information and business card to the County Manager, Mr. William A. Neron, who would get back in touch with him.

COUNTY MANAGER'S DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESS

COMMITTEES/COMMUNITY SERVICES/HEALTH AND GENERAL SERVICES INDIGENTS/INSURANCE

Mr. Fletcher Smith, Senior Director of Community Services, addressed the Board stating that, approximately a month and a half ago, Mr. Jeff Feller, Senior Planner, from the North Central Florida Health Planning Council, brought to the attention of the Lake County Comprehensive Health Care Committee (LCCHCC) the fact that the United States Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, is sponsoring a health-care consultant to do some strategic planning with various counties within the State of Florida that are addressing the uninsured, indigent, and underinsured populations. He thought this was a wonderful opportunity for the national consultant to work with the LCCHCC, which has been deeply involved in establishing an indigent health-care program for the citizens of the County for a number of years. He explained that Lake County has already received notification, from the Florida Department of Health, that it has been selected as one of the recipient counties to receive assistance in the development of a strategic plan for not only service delivery but a business plan to help the LCCHCC with the indigent health-care process that it has been working on. It was noted that a time line is being developed in order to work with the LCCHCC and that, once this is established, Mr. Feller will be getting in touch with Mr. Smith, who will then relay this information to the LCCHCC.

Commr. Hanson stated that she was very excited about the opportunity and thought that this consultation would be a great possibility for the County and that it fits in well with some of the current efforts that the County is involved with to improve access to health care for all its residents and visitors.

Commr. Cadwell made a motion, which was seconded by Commr. Stivender, to approve the request for participation in the assistance program, by the LCCHCC, in conjunction with the Bureau of Primary Health Care's Rapid Response Team Project.

Under discussion, Commr. Hill inquired if the County and the consultant will be working with organizations like We Care of Lake County, Inc. (We Care), and all other similar agencies with which the County is involved.

Commr. Hanson confirmed that they will be working with agencies like We Care, and she stated she thought this process will probably speed up some of the County's efforts in the provision of comprehensive health care for the uninsured, underinsured, and indigent populations. She thought that it was good timing for these strategic planning sessions.

The Chairman called for a vote on the motion, which was carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote.

ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/FAIRGROUNDS/GRANTS/MUNICIPALITIES

SIGNS/TOURISM

Mr. Sanford A. Minkoff, County Attorney, discussed Grant Agreement No. OT 01-066 between Lake County and the Florida Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development, which has arisen from the Lake Apopka farm buyout by the State. He explained that funds acquired from the buyout were designated for specific purposes, which the County had originally planned to use its portion of the funds for the relocation of the Lake County Fairgrounds. He stated that those plans have not yet been developed by the Board in such a way that the County could spend these funds in a timely fashion and that staff is therefore looking at alternative programs. He explained that, after speaking with State personnel, staff has recommended that the infrastructure portion of this grant be used to locate community centers in Paisley, southeast Umatilla, and Astatula. Discussion occurred regarding possible uses for the community centers, such as children's programs and senior meal programs. Mr. Minkoff noted that another portion of the grant that is still being developed is the erection of a sign at the Christopher C. Ford Industrial Park.

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Pool, and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board granted approval to request an amendment to the Grant Agreement with the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development; take other necessary actions to purchase and establish community centers in the following communities: Paisley, Umatilla, and Astatula; and to expend funds in the amount of $372,390.56, which will be reimbursed by grant dollars from the Florida Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development.

Mr. William A. Neron, County Manager, stated that he did not believe there would be any funds left over from the community-center projects that could be used toward improvements to the fairgrounds, but, if there were, he would get back to the Board. He stated that staff will be getting together on Monday, November 26, 2001, to discuss the matter, to make sure that the grant projects are fast-tracked and they stay within the confines of the timetable, and, as more detailed information comes in, he will share it with the Board members to keep them up-to-date. It was noted that if the grant dollars are used for the community centers, then, perhaps, the one-cent sales tax, which had been projected for the community centers, could be made available for improvements to the fairgrounds. It was suggested that when the County starts these projects it have a master plan so it knows exactly what is going in and what is going to be spent.

Mr. Neron stated that he has talked with most of the Commissioners individually about his idea that as the County moves ahead with the local-option sales-tax projects it develop mini government centers where the County can hopefully make the maximum use, in a planned way, of property that it either has or will purchase, to co-locate facilities of this type on a single property. He stated that he would like to get Mr. Fletcher Smith, Senior Director of Community Services, involved in order to make sure that the County is developing the proper programming; that if there is a library co-located to a community center, perhaps somebody at the library could be in charge of scheduling community groups, without additional County staff being involved.

Mr. Roy Hunter, representing the Northeast Lake Chamber of Commerce, addressed the Board stating that as soon as he heard the vote to approve the community centers he had to come forward and express his gratitude. He stated that a community center is very much needed in northeast Lake County.

Commr. Hanson stated that the gifts received today from Paisley, Scotland, will be passed on to Mr. Hunter for display in either the Paisley Library or Community Center. She stated that the gifts will also be used as a historic exhibit. It was noted that Ms. Wendy Breeden, Director of Library Services, would be pleased to receive these items for a display at the library.

ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/FACILITIES AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

PARKS AND RECREATION/SUBDIVISIONS

Mr. Bob Stevens, Director of Parks and Recreation, addressed the Board stating that the Lake Saunders boat ramp has been an ongoing problem due to its size and inadequate design. He stated that the facility was originally dedicated to the public by the developer and that the County has since assumed maintenance of the site. He explained that there is additional property available on the northeast corner of the site, which is under consideration for relocation of the existing boat ramp. He requested that the Board approve the use of existing County Boating Improvement funds to have a conceptual design completed in order to determine how much property will be needed for the new site, after which a survey and appraisal will be done and detailed recommendations made to the Board regarding acquisition, design, engineering, permitting, and development. Mr. Stevens explained that he would like to expedite this request, due to State Boating Improvement Program funds becoming available January of 2002.

Commr. Stivender stated that she and Mr. Stevens have met with the property owners that live on either side of the boat ramp, and they have stated that they are supportive of the project. She noted that there was a concern voiced in the community that public access to the boat ramp would not be able to continue at the existing ramp; therefore, the relocation of the ramp has been suggested. She questioned the cost of $22,000.00 to do a conceptual design and wondered if staff had gotten estimates.

Mr. Stevens responded that staff is resubmitting its Request for Proposal (RFP) for landscape facility design, and they expect to have it back before the end of the year and anticipate using this RFP. He confirmed that the cost of the conceptual design will not be any greater than $22,000.00, with the expectation of it being less.

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the request for authorization to proceed with a boat ramp conceptual design, site survey, and site appraisal for property on the northeast side of Lake Saunders in order to consider relocation of existing inadequate boat ramp, in the amount of $22,000.00.

CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/MENTAL HEALTH

PUBLIC WORKS/STATE AGENCIES

Commr. Stivender explained that there were a couple of changes made to the LifeStream Behavioral Center/Lake County Transit Transportation Operator Contract with the Lake County Community Transportation Coordinator (Board of County Commissioners) that LifeStream's attorneys had brought up. She pointed out that the Board members have also received a revised version of the contract, from the County Attorney's office. She stated that everyone is happy with what has been worked out. She stated that further negotiations need to take place regarding the liquidated damages section of the contract and regarding some other items in the contract that LifeStream and the County were concerned about. It was noted that renewal of the contract currently needs to be in place.

Commr. Stivender made a motion, which was seconded by Commr. Cadwell, to approve the request to renew the LifeStream Behavioral Center/Lake County Transit Transportation Operator Contract with the Lake County Community Transportation Coordinator, which is the Lake County Board of County Commissioners.

Under discussion, Commr. Hanson recognized Mr. Tom Winn, Transportation Manager for Lake County Transit, who was in the audience, and she thanked him for being present this morning.

The Chairman called for a vote on the motion, which was carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote.

Commr. Hanson and Commr. Stivender welcomed two new members who were present from the Department of Public Works: Mr. Kenneth Harley, Transportation Manager, who has taken over the Transportation Disadvantaged Program; and Ms. Peggy Dionne, Director of Special Services. It was noted that Mr. Harley and Ms. Dionne were doing great jobs and that their work was appreciated.

OTHER BUSINESS

APPOINTMENTS - RESIGNATIONS/COMMITTEES

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Commr. Hanson stated that the selection of an individual to be appointed to the vacant position on the Environmental Protection Advisory Board (EPAB) will be postponed until the EPAB meets again, in order to get their input and recommendations.

REPORTS

COUNTY ATTORNEY

CODE ENFORCEMENT/CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS

Mr. Sanford A. Minkoff, County Attorney, addressed the Board requesting approval to renew the agreement between the County and Ms. J. J. Dahl, Esquire, who serves as outside legal counsel to the Code Enforcement Board. He stated that her rate is significantly below other rates and that she has done a good job. He recommended approval to renew the agreement.

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the request for renewal of the Agreement between Lake County and J. J. Dahl, relating to outside legal services to the Code Enforcement Board.

CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/COUNTY ATTORNEY/PUBLIC WORKS

ROADS - COUNTY & STATE/SUITS AFFECTING THE COUNTY

Mr. Sanford A. Minkoff, County Attorney, addressed the Board stating that there has been a resolution of the lawsuit filed against the County by Mr. Don Toney, which stemmed from the failure of the Montverde Dam. He stated that the County, in turn, filed suit against The Scotts Company (Scotts) and Hyponex Corporation (Hyponex) and that the proposed settlement includes Mr. Toney being paid totally by Hyponex and Scotts for his property damage and all the parties fully releasing each other. He clarified that none of the property damage was paid for with County dollars but that the County did spend a considerable amount of money rebuilding the road as a result of the collapse of the dam.

On a motion by Commr. Pool, seconded by Commr. Cadwell and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the proposed Settlement Agreement/Letter, Release Forms, and Joint Motion of Dismissal with Prejudice for Toney vs. Lake County.

Commr. Pool noted that Ms. Helen Pearce, the Mayor of Montverde, was present and that Ms. Pearce did not have anything to add regarding the Settlement Agreement. She was congratulated on being reelected as the mayor of Montverde.

ADDENDUM NO. 1

REPORTS (CONTINUED)

COUNTY ATTORNEY

ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS

Mr. Sanford A. Minkoff, County Attorney, addressed the Board stating that the Lease Agreement between the County and Moore Properties, for approximately 3,000 square feet in the Golden Triangle Shopping Center, at an annual rent of $17,400.00, has been negotiated and is before the Board for its approval. He explained that the Supervisor of Elections, Ms. Emogene Stegall, will be using this space as an Elections Service Center for training purposes and testing of the new iVotronic Voting System; that this space will replace the space that is presently being leased in three separate locations; and that the rent is about the same, but the County is getting more space. It was noted that Ms. Stegall has already budgeted for this new space and that there should not be an impact on the County's budget.

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Lease Agreement between Lake County and Moore Properties, in the amount of $17,400.00 annually, for approximately 3,000 square feet, for property located at 2719 West Old Highway 441, Mount Dora, in the Golden Triangle Shopping Center, for use by the Supervisor of Elections, Ms. Stegall, as an Elections Service Center.

Commr. Hanson commented that Ms. Stegall did a fine job in negotiating a great location and lease amount for the Elections Service Center.

COUNTY PROPERTY/ELECTIONS/STATE AGENCIES

Mr. Sanford A. Minkoff, County Attorney, addressed the Board requesting authorization for the Chairman to sign the certification letter to the State of Florida, Division of Elections, for the new voting machines acquired by the County.

Commr. Pool made a motion, which was seconded by Commr. Cadwell, for the Board to approve that the Chairman sign the certification letter to the State of Florida, Division of Elections, regarding the County's recent purchase of the iVotronic Touch-Screen Voting System, by Election Systems and Software.

Under discussion, Commr. Hanson commented that Marion County has selected the touch-screen voting equipment, and she was sure that other counties have also. She inquired whether most of the counties in the State of Florida were going with the same equipment.

Mr. Minkoff responded that it was his understanding that one of the counties in the State has already been sued because it was looking at a different set of equipment; that people complained the different set did not meet the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act. He stated that, from what he gleaned at the County Attorneys' meeting held last week in Orlando, most of the counties appear to be going with the touch screen. Mr. Minkoff confirmed that the County is paying for the new voting system through the one-cent sales tax that is currently in effect.

The Chairman called for a vote on the motion, which was carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote.

REPORTS

COUNTY MANAGER

RESOLUTIONS/COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICTS

Commr. Hanson confirmed that the redistricting map that the Board has selected as their number-one choice is entitled "Proposed Redistricting," and that the others, found in the backup material, were alternatives. Members of the Board acknowledged that Mr. Sanford A. Minkoff, County Attorney, and a number of County staff have worked very hard on the project, including folks from the Department of Public Works, and Ms. Kitty Cooper, Director of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), to pull these maps together.

Mr. Minkoff confirmed that the actual approval of the redistricting is done in a regular meeting, and not a public hearing; that the major changes are reflected in Districts 4 and 5, where, essentially, the north half of the County is now located in District 5, with the urban areas of Mount Dora and Eustis now located in District 4; and that there were also changes between Districts 2 and 3, where District 2 has been made significantly smaller, and District 3 encompasses a lot more area. It was noted that the districts are all fairly even in population. Mr. Minkoff stated that staff has worked with the Lake County School Board in anticipation that it would adopt the same districts as the County, but the School Board is looking more at using high school boundaries, which would reflect a different set of boundaries than the County, which uses geographical and municipal boundaries.

Commr. Hanson stated that she particularly supported the changes found in Districts 4 and 5. She felt it was important to address this large, rural area and arrange it so that there was more support and representation from two Commissioners. It was also noted that it is very important to re-create the historic lines that were once there.

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Stivender and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved Resolution No. 2001-223, changing the boundaries of the five County Commission Districts, and which includes that a certified copy of the minutes incorporating the County Commission District boundaries be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper published in Lake County, Florida. In addition, the proof of publication shall be entered in the minutes of the Board of County Commissioners after publication has occurred. Accurate descriptions of the five County Commission Districts are as follows:

EXHIBIT "A"



Lake County Commission District No. 1 - Legal Description



BEGIN at the Northwest corner of Section 31,Township 18 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida; run thence South along the range line dividing Ranges 23 and 24 East, a distance of 7 miles, more or less, to the Southwest corner of Section 31, Township 19 South, Range 24 East; thence run East along the South line of said Section 31 to the Southeast corner thereof; thence run South, along the West line of Section 5, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, to the Southwest corner thereof; thence run East along the South lines of Sections 5 and 4, Township 20 South, Range 24 East a distance of 2 miles, more or less, to the Southeast corner of said Section 4, said Southeast corner being a theoretical point in Lake Denham; thence continue East along the theoretical North Section line of Section 10, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, to the Easterly shoreline of Lake Denham; thence run Southerly along said Easterly shoreline to the thread of Helena Run; thence run Easterly along the thread of Helena Run to the intersection with the waters of Lake Harris; thence run North to a point on the theoretical Easterly extension of the South line of Section 2, Township 20 South, Range 24 East; thence run East a distance of 2 miles, more or less, to a theoretical point in Lake Harris being a point of intersection with a line bearing due South from the intersection of the East line of Section 31, Township 19 South, Range 25 East and the North shoreline of Lake Harris; thence run North a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to said intersection of the East line of Section 31 and the North shoreline of Lake Harris; thence run due East a distance of 3 miles, more or less, to a point that is due South of the intersection of the East line of Section 22, Township 19 South, Range 25 East and the North shoreline of Lake Harris; thence run North a distance of 1 miles, more or less, to a theoretical point in Lake Harris being a point of intersection with a line bearing due West from the intersection of the North line of the South of Section 25, Township 19 South, Range 25 East and the East shoreline of Lake Harris; thence run Easterly along said line, that is the Westerly extension of the North line of the South of Section 25, a distance of 1.25 miles more or less to intersection with the shore of Lake Harris; thence run Northerly along the Easterly shoreline of Lake Harris to the thread of Dead River; thence run Northerly and Easterly along the thread of Dead River to the intersection with the waters of Lake Eustis; thence run Southeasterly along the shore of Lake Eustis to the East line of Section 24, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, also the Range line dividing Range 25 and 26 East; thence run North along said Range line a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to the Northwest corner of Section 19, Township 19 South, Range 26 East, thence run East to the Westerly Shore of Lake Eustis; thence run Northerly along the Westerly shore of Lake Eustis a distance of 1.5 miles, more or less, to the thread of Haines Creek, also the range line dividing Range 25 East and Range 26 East; thence run Northerly and Westerly along the thread of Haines Creek to the centerline of C-44; continue Northerly along the thread of Haines Creek 2 miles, more or less, to the intersection with the waters of Lake Griffin; run thence Southerly along the shore of Lake Griffin to the North line of Section 32, Township 18 South, Range 25 East; thence run West 2 miles, more or less, along a theoretical line in Lake Griffin to a point on the West shoreline of Lake Griffin and the South line of Section 25, Township 18 South, Range 24 East; thence run North along the shore of Lake Griffin to a point on a line that is mile North of, and parallel to, said South line of Section 25; thence run West along said line, being the North line of the South of Sections 25 and 26, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, a distance of 1 miles, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #1/5-6711 Royal Oak Road; thence run Southerly along the centerline of Royal Oak Road to the intersection with County Road #1/5-6611 Eaglesnest Road; thence run Westerly along the centerline of Eaglesnest Road a distance of 1 miles, more or less, to the intersection with US 27-441; thence run Northerly along the centerline of US 27-441 to the intersection with County Road #1/5-6604 Lake Ella Road; thence run in a general Westerly direction along the centerline of Lake Ella Road a distance of 2 miles, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #5-6903 Rolling Acres Road, near the Northeast corner of Section 31, Township 18 South, Range 24 East; thence continue West along the North line of said Section 31 and Lake Ella Road, to the Northwest corner of said Section 31, being the Point of Beginning and terminus of this description.



EXHIBIT "B"



Lake County Commission District No. 2 - Legal Description



BEGIN at the intersection of State Road 50 and the West line of Section 18, Township 22 South, Range 24 East, said Section line also being the dividing line between Sumter County and Lake County, and the Range line dividing Range 24 East and Range 23 East; thence run Easterly along the centerline of State Road 50 a distance of 1.75 miles, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #2-1604 (Lee Road); thence run Southerly along the intersection of Lee Road to the intersection with County Road #2-1503 (Sloan's Ridge Road); thence run Southerly and Easterly along the centerline of Sloan's Ridge Road to the intersection with County Road #2-0604, also known as C-565 (Bay Lake Road); thence run Southerly along the centerline of Bay Lake Road to the intersection with County Road #2-1309 (Carter Jones Road); run thence Easterly along the centerline of Carter Jones Road to the intersection with County Road #2-1310 (Mascotte Empire Road); thence run Southerly along the centerline of Mascotte Empire Road to the intersection with County Road #2-1213 (Empire Church Road); thence run Easterly and Northerly along the centerline of Empire Church Road to the intersection with County Road #2-1317 (Anderson Street); thence run Easterly along the centerline of Anderson Street to the intersection with County Road C-33; said point of intersection, also being located on the North line of Section 30, Township 22 South, Range 25 East; thence run Easterly along the North line of said Section 30, a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #2-1225, also known as C-565A (Montevista Road); thence run Northerly along the centerline of Montevista Road to the intersection with State Road 50; thence run Easterly along the centerline of State Road 50 a distance of 1.75 miles, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #2-1429 (Max Hooks Road); thence run Northerly along the centerline of Max Hooks Road to the intersection with County Road #2-1733, also known as C-561, said point also being on the East line of Section 16, Township 22 South, Range 25 East; thence run Northerly along the East line of said Section 16 to the Northeast corner of said Section 16; thence run Westerly along the North lines of Sections 16, 17 and 18, Township 22 South, Range 25 East, to the intersection with State Road 19, thence run Northerly along the centerline of State Road 19, a distance of 5 miles, more or less, to the intersection with State Road 91 (Florida Turnpike); thence run Easterly and Southerly along the centerline of said Florida Turnpike a distance of 11 miles, more or less, to the intersection with the East line of Section 24, Township 22 South, Range 26 East, said line also being the dividing line between Lake County and Orange County, and also the dividing line between Range 26 East and Range 27 East; run thence Southerly along said Range line a distance of 14.25 miles, more or less, to the South line of Section 36, Township 24 South, Range 26 East, said line also being the dividing line between Lake County and Polk County, said line also being the dividing line between Township 24 South and Township 25 South; thence run Westerly along said Township line a distance of 8 miles, more or less, to the Southeast corner of Section 34, Township 24 South, Range 25 East; thence run Northerly along said East line of said Section 34, a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to the Northeast corner of said Section 34; thence run Westerly along the North line of Sections 34, 33, 32 and 31, a distance of 4 miles, more or less, to a point on the West line of Section 31, Township 24 South, Range 25 East, said line also being the dividing line between Range 25 East and Range 24 East; thence run Southerly along said Range line 1 mile, more or less, to the South line of said Section 31, said line also being the dividing line between Lake County and Polk County and the dividing line between Township 24 South and Township 25 South; run thence Westerly along said Township line a distance of 6 miles, more or less, to a point on the West line of Section 31, Township 24 South, Range 24 East, said point also being the dividing line between Sumter County and Lake County, and also the dividing line between Range 24 East and Range 23 East; run thence Northerly along said Range line a distance of 16 miles, more or less, to the intersection with State Road 50, being the Point of Beginning and the terminus of this description.



EXHIBIT "C"



Lake County Commission District No. 3 - Legal Description



BEGIN at the intersection of the Easterly shoreline of Deer Island, and the township line dividing Townships 19 and 20 South; thence run Northerly then Westerly along the shoreline of Deer Island to a point at the intersection of said shoreline and the Range line dividing Ranges 26 and 27 East; thence run North, along said Range line, a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to the theoretical Northwest corner of Section 31, Township 19 South, Range 27 East, said point also being the Northeast corner of Section 36, Township 19 South, Range 26 East; thence run West along the theoretical North line of Section 36, Township 19 South, Range 26 East a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to a point on the Westerly shore of Lake Dora, thence run West to the Northwest corner of said Section 36, said point also being the Southwest corner of Section 25, Township 19 South, Range 26 East; thence run North along the West line of Section 25, to the intersection with C-Old 441; thence run Westerly along the centerline of C-Old 441 to the intersection with County Road #3-4260 (Bay Road); thence run North along the centerline of Bay Road to intersection with US 441, said point also being the point of intersection of SR 19 (to the North); thence run Westerly along the centerline of US 441 to the centerline of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad, said railroad lying parallel to Mount Homer Road in Section 22 and Section 15 of Township 19 South, Range 26 East, run thence Northerly along the centerline of said Seaboard Coastline Railroad a distance of 1.5 miles, more or less, to the intersection with Clay Blvd., lying in Section 15, Township 19 South, Range 26 East, thence run along the centerline of Clay Blvd. to the intersection with the shoreline of Lake Eustis, thence run Northerly along the shore of Lake Eustis, a distance of mile, more or less, to the North line of Section 15, Township 19 South, Range 26 East; thence run due West along a theoretical line in Lake Eustis, said line being the Westerly extension of the North line of said Section 15, to the shore of Lake Eustis on the Easterly boundary of the unrecorded Plat of Western Shores subdivision; thence run Southerly along the shore of Lake Eustis to the Northwest corner of Section 19, Township 19 South, Range 26 East, said line also being the Range line dividing Range 26 East and Range 25 East, thence run South along said Range line a distance of about 1 mile, more or less, to the shore of Lake Eustis; thence run Northerly along the shore of Lake Eustis to intersect with Dead River; thence run Southerly and Westerly along the thread of Dead River to the waters of Lake Harris; thence run Southerly along the shore of Lake Harris to the North line of the South of Section 25, Township 19 South, Range 25 East; thence run West a distance of 1.25 miles, more or less, to a point in Lake Harris that is due South of the intersection of the East line of Section 22, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, and the North shoreline of Lake Harris; thence run due South along a theoretical line in Lake Harris, which is the Southerly extension of the East line of said Section 22, a distance of 1.5 miles, more or less, to the South line of Township 19 South, said line also being the Township line dividing Township 19 South and Township 20 South; thence run West along said South line of Township 19 South a distance of 3 miles, more or less, to a theoretical point in Lake Harris, being a point of intersection of the East line of Section 31, Township 19 South, Range 25 East and the North shoreline of Lake Harris; thence run South a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to a point in Lake Harris on the theoretical Easterly extension of the South line of Section 2, Township 20 South, Range 24 East; thence run West along the theoretical extension of the South line of said Section 2 a distance of 2 miles, more or less, to the shore of Lake Harris; thence run Southerly along the shore of Lake Harris to the thread of Helena Run; thence run Westerly along the thread of Helena Run to the waters of Lake Denham; thence run Northerly along the shoreline of Lake Denham to a point on the North line of Section 10, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, thence run West along the theoretical Westerly extension of said Section 10 to the Southwest corner of Section 5, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, run thence North along the West line of said Section 5, a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to the Northwest corner of said Section 5, said point also being the Northeast corner of Section 6, Township 20 South, Range 24 East; run thence West along the North line of said Section 6, a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to the Northwest corner of said Section 6, said point also being on the Range line dividing Range 24 East and Range 23 East; thence run South along said Range line a distance of 14 miles, more or less, to the intersection with State Road 50; thence run Easterly along the centerline of State Road 50 a distance of 1.75 miles, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #2-1604, Lee Road; thence run Southerly along the intersection of Lee Road to the intersection with County Road #2-1503, Sloans Ridge Road; thence run Southerly and Easterly along the centerline of Sloans Ridge Road to the intersection with County Road #2-0604, also known as C-565, Bay Lake Road; thence run Southerly along the centerline of Bay Lake Road a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #2-1309, Carter Jones Road; run thence Easterly along the centerline of Carter Jones Road a distance of 1.25 miles, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #2-1310, Mascotte Empire Road; thence run Southerly along the centerline of Mascotte Empire Road a distance of 1.5 miles, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #2-1213, Empire Church Road; thence run Easterly and Northerly along the centerline of Empire Church Road a distance of 3 miles, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #2-1317, Anderson Street; thence run Easterly along the centerline of Anderson Street a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road 33; said point of intersection also being located on the North line of said Section 30, Township 22 South, Range 25 East; thence run Easterly along the North line of said Section 30, a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to intersection with County Road #2-1225, also known as C-565A, Montevista Road; thence run Northerly along the centerline of Montevista Road a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with SR 50; thence run Easterly along the centerline of SR 50 a distance of 1.75 miles, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #2-1429, Max Hooks Road; thence run Northerly along the centerline of Max Hooks Road a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #2-1733, also known as C-561, said point also being on the East line of Section 16, Township 22 South, Range 25 East, thence run Northerly along the East line of said Section 16 to the Northeast corner of said Section 16; thence run Westerly along the North lines of Sections 16, 17 and 18, Township 22 South, Range 25 East, to the intersection with SR 19; thence run Northerly along the centerline of SR 19 a distance of 5 miles, more or less, to the intersection with SR 91, Florida Turnpike; thence run Easterly and Southerly along the centerline of said Florida Turnpike a distance of 11 miles, more or less, to the intersection with the East line of Section 24, Township 22 South, Range 26 East, said line also being the dividing line between Lake County and Orange County and also the dividing line between Range 26 East and 27 East; run thence Northerly along said Range line a distance of 15.25 miles, more or less, to the South boundary of Deer Island, as shown on the plat as recorded in Plat Book 34, Pages 81 through 96, inclusive, Public Records of Lake County, Florida; said point also being on the shore of Lake Beauclaire; run thence Northerly and Easterly along the shore of Lake Beauclaire; thence run Northerly and Easterly along the shore of Lake Beauclaire and the Plat of Deer Island, to the intersection of the shoreline of Deer Island, and the township line dividing Townships 19 and 20 South, to the Point of Beginning, and the terminus of this description.



EXHIBIT "D"



Lake County Commission District No. 4 - Legal Description



BEGIN at the intersection of the Easterly Shore line of Deer Island, and the Township line dividing Townships 19 and 20 South; thence run Northerly thence Westerly along the shoreline of Deer Island to a point at the intersection of said shoreline and the Range line dividing Ranges 26 and 27 East; thence run North along said Range line, a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to the theoretical Northwest corner of Section 31, Township 19 South, Range 27 East; said point also being the Northeast corner of Section 36, Township 19 South, Range 26 East; thence run West along the theoretical North line of Section 36, Township 19 South, Range 26 East, a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to a point on the Westerly shore of Lake Dora; thence run West to the Northwest corner of said Section 36, said point also being the Southwest corner of Section 25, Township 19 South, Range 26 East; thence run North along the West line of said Section 25, to the intersection with C-Old 441; thence run Westerly along the centerline of C-Old 441 to the intersection with County Road #3-4260 (Bay Road); thence run North along the centerline of Bay Road to the intersection with US 441, said point also being the point of intersection of State Road 19 (to the North); thence run Westerly along the centerline of US 441/State Road 19 to the centerline of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad, said Railroad lying parallel to Mount Homer Road in Section 22 and Section 15, Township 19 South, Range 26 East, run thence Northerly along the centerline of said Seaboard Coastline Railroad, a distance of 1.5 miles, more or less, to the intersection with Clay Blvd., lying in Section 15, Township 19 South, Range 26 East, run thence along the centerline of Clay Blvd. to the intersection with shoreline of Lake Eustis; run thence Northerly along the shore of Lake Eustis, a distance of mile, more or less, to the North line of Section 15, Township 19 South, Range 26 East; run thence due West along a theoretical line in Lake Eustis, said line being the Westerly extension of the North line of said Section 15, to the Shore of Lake Eustis, on the Easterly boundary of the unrecorded Plat of Western Shores Subdivision; run thence Northerly along the shore of Lake Eustis to the North line of Township 19 South; thence run West along said North line of Township 19 South to the intersection with C-44; run thence Northeasterly along the centerline of C-44 a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #5-6745 (Apiary Road); run thence along the centerline of Apiary Road a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #5-6847 (Fish Camp Road); run thence Westerly along the centerline of Fish Camp Road a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #5-7043 (Yale Circle); thence run Northerly and Westerly along the centerline of Yale Circle to the intersection with Eagle Pass Road, said point also being on the North line of Section 30, Township 18 South, Range 26 East; run thence Westerly along the North line of said Section 30 to the West line of Section 30, said point also being on the line dividing Ranges 26 East and 25 East; run thence Northerly along said range line a distance of mile, more or less, to the shoreline of Lake Yale; run thence Easterly and Southerly along the shore of Lake Yale a distance of 3 miles, more or less, to the North line of Section 33, Township 18 South, Range 26 East, run thence Easterly along the North line of Sections 33, 34 and 35, a distance of 2 miles, more or less, to the intersection with State Road 19; run thence Northerly along the centerline of State Road 19 a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #5-6762 (Orange Avenue), run thence Easterly along the centerline of Orange Avenue, a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #5-6764 (Turner Drive); run thence Northerly and Easterly along the centerline of Turner Drive a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #5-6766 (Oak Lane); run thence Southerly along the centerline of Oak Lane a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #5-6665 (Lakeview Court); run thence Easterly along the centerline of Lakeview Court, a distance of 1/10 of a mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #5-6665A (Pine Meadows Lane); run thence Southerly along the centerline of Pine Meadows Lane to the South line of Section 25, Township 18 South, Range 26 East, run thence along the South line of said Section 25 to a point on the West line of Section 31, Township 18 South, Range 27 East, said point also being on the line dividing Ranges 26 East and 27 East; run thence Easterly along Sections 31 and 32, a distance of 1.5 miles, more or less, to the North-South Mid Section line of Section 29, Township 18 South, Range 27 East; thence run North along the North-South Mid Section line to the East-West Mid Section line of said Section 29; run thence Easterly along said East-West Mid Section line to the intersection with C-44A, said point also being the point of intersection of County Road #4-6880 (Bill Collins Road) to the East; run thence Easterly along the centerline of Bill Collins Road, a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #4-6581 (Calhoun Road); run thence Southerly along the centerline of Calhoun Road, a distance of 1.5 miles, more or less, to the intersection with C-44A; said point also being on the West line of Section 3, Township 19 South, Range 27 East, run thence Southerly along the West line of Sections 3 and 10, Township 19 South, Range 27 East, a distance of 1.5 miles, more or less, to the intersection with State Road 44; thence run Easterly and Northerly along the centerline of State Road 44, a distance of 18 miles, more or less, to the St. John's River; thence run Southerly along the thread of the St. Johns River, a distance of 11 miles, more or less, to the intersection with the Wekiva River; run thence Southerly along the thread of the Wekiva River, a distance of 7 miles, more or less, to the South line of Section 33, Township 19 South, Range 29 East, said point also being on the line dividing Lake County and Orange County and on the line dividing Townships 19 South and 20 South; run thence Westerly along said Township line a distance of 14 miles, more or less, to the Easterly shore line of Deer Island and the Point of Beginning and Terminus of this description.



EXHIBIT "E"



Lake County Commission District No. 5 - Legal Description



BEGIN at the point of intersection of the range line dividing Range 23 and 24 East with the township line dividing Townships 17 and 18 South; thence run South along said range line a distance of 5 miles, more or less, to the Northwest corner of Section 31, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida; said point also lying on County Road #1/5-6604, Lake Ella Road; thence run Easterly along the centerline of Lake Ella Road, a distance of 3 miles, more or less, to the intersection with US 27/441; thence run Southerly along the centerline of US 27/441 to the intersection with County Road #1/5-6611, Eaglesnest Road, thence run along the centerline of Eaglesnest Road a distance of 1.5 miles, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #5-6711, Royal Oak Road; run thence Northerly along the centerline of Royal Oak Road and the Northerly extension thereof, to a point on a line that is mile North of, and parallel to the South line of Section 26, Township 18 South, Range 24 East; thence run Easterly along said line, being the North line of the S of Sections 25 and 26, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, a distance of 1 miles, more or less, to the intersection with the West shoreline of Lake Griffin; thence run Southerly along the shoreline of Lake Griffin a distance of mile to the North line of Section 36, Township 18 South, Range 24 East; thence run East 2 miles, more or less, along a theoretical line in Lake Griffin to a point on the East shoreline of Lake Griffin, said point also being located on the North line of Section 32, Township 18 South, Range 25 East; run thence Northerly along the shore of Lake Griffin to the intersection with the thread of Haines Creek; thence run Southerly and Easterly along the thread of Haines Creek 2.5 miles, more or less, to the intersection with the centerline C-44; continue along the thread of Haines Creek to the intersection with the waters of Lake Eustis, thence run Northerly along the shore of Lake Eustis to the North line of Township 19 South; thence run Westerly along the North line of Township 19 South to the intersection with the centerline of C-44; thence run Northeasterly along the centerline of C-44 a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection of County Road #5-6745 (Apiary Road); thence run along the centerline of Apiary Road a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to the intersection with CR #5-6847 (Fish Camp Road); thence run Westerly along the centerline of Fish Camp Road a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with CR #5-7043 (Yale Circle); thence run Northerly and Westerly along the centerline of Yale Circle to the intersection with Eagle Pass Road, said point also being on the North line of Section 30, Township 18 South, Range 26 East, thence run Westerly along the North line of said Section 30 to the West line of Section 30; said point also being on the line dividing Ranges 26 East and 25 East; run thence Northerly along said range line a distance of mile, more or less, to the shoreline of Lake Yale; thence run Easterly and Southerly along the shore of Lake Yale a distance of 3 miles, more or less, to the North line of Section 33, Township 18 South, Range 26 East, run thence Easterly along the North line of Sections 33, 34, and 35, a distance of 2 miles, more or less, to the intersection with SR 19; thence run Northerly along the centerline of SR 19 a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with CR #5-6762 (Orange Avenue); run thence Easterly along the centerline of Orange Avenue, a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with County Road #5-6764 (Turner Drive); thence run Northerly and Easterly along the centerline of Turner Drive a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with CR #5-6766 (Oak Lane); run thence Southerly along the centerline of Oak Lane a distance of mile, more or less, to the intersection with CR #5-6665 (Lakeview Court); thence run Easterly along the centerline of Lakeview Court a distance of 1/10 mile, more or less, to the intersection with CR #5-6665A (Pine Meadows Lane); thence run Southerly along the centerline of Pine Meadows Lane to the South line of Section 25, Township 18 South, Range 26 East, thence run along the South line of said Section 25, to a point on the West line of Section 31, Township 18 South, Range 27 East, said point also being on the line dividing Ranges 26 East and 27 East; thence run Easterly along Sections 31 and 32, a distance of 1.5 miles, more or less, to the North-South mid-section line of Section 29, Township 18 South, Range 27 East; thence run North along the North-South mid-section line to the East-West mid section line of said Section 29; thence run Easterly along said East-West mid-section line to the intersection with C-44A, said point also being the point of intersection of CR #4-6880 (Bill Collins Road) to the East; thence run Easterly along the centerline of Bill Collins Road, a distance of 1 mile, more or less, to the intersection with CR #4-6581 (Calhoun Road); thence run Southerly along the centerline of Calhoun Road, a distance of 1.5 miles, more or less, to the intersection with C-44A; said point also being on the West line of Section 3, Township 19 South, Range 27 East, thence run Southerly along the West line of Sections 3 and 10, Township 19 South, Range 27 East, a distance of 1.5 miles, more or less, to the intersection with SR 44; thence run Easterly and Northerly along the centerline of SR 44, a distance of 18 miles, more or less, to the St. Johns River; thence run Northerly along the thread of St. Johns River a distance of 21 miles, more or less, to the intersection with Lake George; thence run Westerly and Northerly along the shoreline of Lake George to a point on the West line of Section 18, Township 14 South, Range 27 East; said point also being located on the line dividing Ranges 26 East and 27 East; thence run Southerly along said range line 16 miles, more or less, to a point on the North line of Section 5, Township 17 South, Range 27 East; run thence Westerly along the North line of Sections 5 and 6, Township 17 South, Range 27 East a distance of 1 miles, more or less, to a point on the Northwest corner of said Section 6, said point also being located on the dividing line between Ranges 27 East and 26 East and the township line dividing Townships 16 and 17 South; thence run South along said range line a distance of 6 miles, more or less, to the Southwest corner of Section 31, Township 17 South, Range 27 East; said point also being on the Northeast corner of Section 1, Township 18 South, Range 26 East and the dividing line between Townships 18 South and 17 South; thence run Westerly along said Township line a distance of 18 miles, more or less, to the Northwest corner of Section 6, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, to the Point of Beginning, and the terminus of this description.

After some discussion occurred regarding changes that could occur to the membership of the various boards and committees, due to redistricting, and it being noted that the majority of the changes would occur with the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment, the following was suggested: 1) that members who are affected could serve out their terms and, when their terms expire, be replaced with members who are from the newly formed districts; 2) that adjustments could be made now, and the Board could appoint new members to the newly formed districts; or 3) that the Board take a closer look at who is on these committees and that it be voted on at a future meeting. The Board requested that Mr. William A. Neron, County Manager, bring this issue back before them as an agenda item. Mr. Jim Stivender, Senior Director of Public Works, addressed the Board stating that he also would like to recognize the hard work of Ms. Kitty Cooper, Director of GIS, and Ms. Yvonne Mouser, GIS Project Manager, who have spent many hours, since the early summer, putting several of the redistricting maps together; and Ms. Patti Harker, Right-of-Way Manager, Department of Public Works, and her staff, along with several other Public Works employees, who spent long hours putting together and writing the lengthy legal descriptions.

REPORTS

COMMISSIONER HILL - DISTRICT #1

PROCLAMATIONS/STATE AGENCIES

Commr. Hill addressed the Board in support of the request to designate November as Manufactured/Mobile Homeowners' Month in Lake County, which is in conjunction with Governor Jeb Bush's proclamation of the same for the State of Florida.

On a motion by Commr. Hill, seconded by Commr. Stivender and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the request for approval and execution of Proclamation No. 2001-224 proclaiming November as Manufactured/Mobile Homeowners' Month in Lake County.









REPORTS

COMMISSIONER POOL - DISTRICT #2

COMMITTEES/EVENTS

Commr. Pool informed the Board that the South Lake County Community Foundation (SLCCF) had a wonderful "Pig on the Pond" event on Saturday, November 17, 2001. He stated that people came from all over. He applauded the SLCCF for their efforts and the work that they do in the community.

PRESENTATION

REGARDING WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA, BY MR. RAY GILLEY,

MID-FLORIDA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

It was noted that the Board has not yet heard from Mr. Ray Gilley, with the Mid-Florida Economic Development Commission, concerning the Workforce Economic Update. Commr. Hanson stated that if Mr. Gilley were to arrive before the meeting adjourns that the Board would hear his presentation; otherwise, it will be rescheduled for a future date.

REPORTS (CONTINUED)

COMMISSIONER CADWELL - DISTRICT #5

COMMITTEES

Commr. Cadwell discussed the report from the Lake County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee to the Fair Housing Subcommittee (FHS), which identifies impediments that would limit housing choices for certain protected classes of people, such as minorities, families with children, and people with disabilities. He stated that the FHS is going to start resolving these impediments, one by one, to assure compliance with federal guidelines, and then bring them back before the Board for final resolution.

COMMISSIONERS/COUNTY MANAGER/STATE AGENCIES

LAWS & LEGISLATION

Commr. Cadwell stated that this was an item under the business of the County Manager, Mr. William A. Neron, and that they would address this together.

Commr. Cadwell noted that he has the legislative program, which was approved by the Florida Association of Counties at their meeting in Orlando on November 14 through 16, 2001. He discussed plans for his attendance at the Special Legislative Session in Tallahassee, scheduled for next week. He spoke about the shifting of State expenses to the local level and the potential major fiscal ramifications to the County. He discussed the letter written by the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners, and he suggested that Lake County use the body of the letter (leaving out any confrontational language) as a basis on which to compose another letter to the Legislative Delegation, to inform them of the fiscal ramifications to the County if such a shifting of expenses were to occur. Commr. Cadwell stated that Lake County could offer its assistance in educating the Legislative Delegation on the County's point of view.

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Stivender and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved to place the item on the agenda, as stated above. Commr. Cadwell made a motion, which was seconded by Commr. Stivender, for the Board to approve that the Chairman send a letter, for the upcoming Special Session, to the members of the local Legislative Delegation (leaving out any confrontational language) asking that they be informed with regard to the fiscal ramifications of the shifting of State Medicaid and other State expenses to the County level.

Under discussion, Commr. Cadwell stated that the Florida Association of Counties is going to aggressively represent the counties in Tallahassee. He noted that the public campaign has been toned down from where it was a month ago; that some of the decisions made in Tallahassee could directly affect Lake County with regard to requiring it to reduce the number of its police officers, fire fighters, libraries, etc.; that the Legislative Delegation understands this; and that the County does not have any other funding sources.

Mr. Neron addressed the Board stating that he will be circulating to the Board some additional information provided to him by Mr. Fletcher Smith, Senior Director of Community Services. He stated that there is a potential, depending on which version might pass at the Special Session, for a $3 million-to-$4 million impact and that it is not known what will happen in the Regular Session. He noted that this is a serious issue and that the County has got to be vigilant.

Commr. Cadwell stated that he understood that the letter that will be written is intended for the Special Session and that the packet of information is for the Regular Session that will start after the Special Session. It was noted that the County needs to keep in touch with the legislators.

Commr. Hanson expressed her appreciation to Commr. Cadwell for all the hard work that he does working with the other counties and also with staff from the Florida Association of Counties.

The Chairman called for a vote on the motion, which was carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote.



REPORTS

COMMISSIONER STIVENDER - DISTRICT #3

COMMITTEES/MUNICIPALITIES/SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Commr. Stivender discussed Lake County Days, explaining that a committee has been formed and a plan put together, which will be presented in Tallahassee on January 8, 9, and 10, 2002. She noted that the Lake County Sheriff has volunteered to assist in any way he can and that he will be taking along his own cooking equipment for the steak cookout in the Capitol Plaza. It was noted that all the displays from the Cities and Chambers of Commerce will be in the Plaza courtyard.

REPORTS

COMMISSIONER HANSON - CHAIRMAN AND DISTRICT #4

SEMINARS

Commr. Hanson informed the Board that she recently attended a seminar in Orange County regarding "Green Building," noting that it is becoming more and more acceptable by the counties. She stated that three members of staff were present at the seminar and that it was a very good session.

COMMISSIONERS/REFERENDUMS

Commr. Hanson thanked Commr. Stivender for her leadership regarding the one-cent sales tax referendum, which was approved by the voters on November 6, 2001. She also thanked the voters for their vote of confidence for the future of Lake County. She explained that the generated dollars will be used well, as they have been in the past. She stated that with the County's current revenue situation these funds will be even more important for the future of the County. It was noted that there was a 2-to-1 margin of victory.

There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 10:21 a.m.







________________________________________ CATHERINE C. HANSON, CHAIRMAN



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JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK





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