A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OCTOBER 27, 2003
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in special session on Monday, October 27, 2003, at 9:30 a.m., in the Board of County Commissioner’s Meeting Room, Lake County Administration Building, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: Welton G. Cadwell, Chairman; Debbie Stivender, Vice Chairman; Catherine C. Hanson; Jennifer Hill; and Robert A. Pool. Others present were: William A. “Bill” Neron, County Manager; Mr. Sanford (Sandy) A. Minkoff, County Attorney; and Toni M. Riggs, Deputy Clerk.
CLOSED SESSION - COVANTA
At 9:30 a.m., Commr. Cadwell convened the Special Meeting of October 27, 2003, for the purpose of having a closed session.
Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney, stated that Florida Statute 286.011 allows the Board to have a closed session to discuss litigation expenses and strategy. Mr. Minkoff stated that, as required, the County Attorney makes the request for a closed session, which he did at a public meeting last week; the meeting has been advertised in the paper; and the meeting will be confined to settlement negotiations and strategy sessions. He stated that the court reporter will be present and will record the time they start and the time they conclude the closed session, as well as record the names of the people present, which will be the five Commissioners, Mr. Bill Neron, County Manager, and himself. Mr. Minkoff noted that no portion of this session will be off the record, and the court reporter will transcribe her notes in a reasonable time after the meeting. It was noted that the estimated time of the closed session would be between one and three hours.
At 9:38 a.m., the Board went into the closed session.
RECESS AND REASSEMBLY
At 11:58 a.m., Commr. Cadwell reconvened the Special Meeting. There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 11:59 a.m.
WELTON G. CADWELL, CHAIRMAN ATTEST:
JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK