A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 18, 2005

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at 9:05 a.m., in the Board of County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Lake County Administration Building, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: Jennifer Hill, Chairman; Catherine C. Hanson, Vice Chairman; Welton G. Cadwell; Debbie Stivender; and Robert A. Pool. Others present were: Sanford A. “Sandy” Minkoff, County Attorney; Cynthia W. “Cindy” Hall, County Manager; Wendy Taylor, Executive Office Manager, Board of County Commissioners’ Office; Barbara Lehman, Chief Deputy Clerk, County Finance; and Judy Whaley, Deputy Clerk.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney, gave the Invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Commr. Hill recognized Mr. Ray Goodgame, Clermont Council Member, who was in the audience.

AGENDA UPDATE

Ms. Cindy Hall, County Manager, stated that Addendum No. 1 contains two County Manager’s Consent Agenda items and one item under the County Manager’s Reports.

MINUTE APPROVAL

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Stivender and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the Minutes of August 23, 2005, Regular Meeting, as presented.

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the Minutes of September 6, 2005, Regular Meeting, as presented.

On a motion by Commr. Pool, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the Minutes of September 20, 2005, Regular Meeting, as presented.

CLERK OF COURT’S CONSENT AGENDA

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the Clerk of Court’s Consent Agenda, Items 1 through 7 as follows:

Contractor Bonds – New, Cancellations, Rescind Cancellation and Riders:

 

New

4358-06           Ashley Stone dba A & E Plumbing, Inc.

4774-06           Strickland Electric, Inc.

5342-06           Gary Butler dba Siegentholer Enterprises, Inc.

5748-06           Frank Oliver dba Oliver Productions, Inc.

5795-06           Calvin Andes (Electrician)

5871-06           Smith’s Air Conditioning and Electric Inc.

5911-06           Quality by Design Inc.

6076-07           Larry Dobson dba Dobson’s Woods & Water, Inc.

6115-07           Larry Bailey, Larry Bailey, Inc. (Electrical)

6237-06           RNI Construction, Inc. (General Contractor)

6383-06           Design & Development Enterprises, Inc. dba Clermont Security

6416-06           Rodney R. Kowarsch dba Kowarsch Electric, Inc.

6417-06           Robert Fistilla dba Massy Electric, Inc.

6418-06           M.D. Building Systems of FL

6419-06           Joseph Shay dba DWL, Designing Woman Landscaping, Inc.

 

Cancellations

4757-01           Gordon Williams Plumbing, Inc. (Bond No S-700764)

4766-05           Daniel M. Hayes (Bond No S-700771)

5868-05           John A. Woythaler (Bond No S-700772)

6033-05           Dennis Graham dba R & D Irrigation & Landscaping Inc.

                        (Bond No OFL-522075)

6362-05           Douglas George Callais dba Callais Construction Company

                        (Bond No OFL-551561)

 

Rescind Cancellation

6392-05           Eryk Hardwick Ta Craftsmanship Construction, Inc. (General Contractor) Per notice dated September 15, 2005, rescind the August 24, 2005, request to cancel Bond #14718970.

 

Riders

150-05             Principal’s name has been changed to read: James E. Denman dba

Denman’s Heating and Roofing, Inc. (Bond No 60371729)

6400-05           Frances B. Harle dba Irrigation Specialties Company. Change of

Bond Number from OFL0544502 to OFL0544503, effective 7/28/2005

6412-06           CD&J Aluminum. Principal is amended to read: Judy L. Henry (Bond No S710150)

6418-06           Principal’s name has been changed to from: M.D. Building

Systems of FL T/A to: Martin V. Knapp DBA M.D. Building

Systems of FL, Inc. (Bond No 14746643)

 

            Southwest Florida Water Management District

            Request to acknowledge receipt from Southwest Florida Water Management District - Re: Public Input Meetings for Update to Schedule for Establishment of Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs). Participation in the process to update its Priority List and Schedule for the establishment of MFLs is invited at the following public meetings, at 6:00 p.m.: Monday, October 3, 2005, at the District’s Bartow Office (170 Century Blvd.); Wednesday, October 5, 2005, at the District’s Tampa Office (7601 Hwy 301 N.); Monday, October 10, 2005, at the Brooksville Headquarters (2379 Broad Street); Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at the District’s Sarasota Office (6750 Fruitville Rd.). The draft List for 2006 will be available on the District website (watermatters.org) no later than September 30, 2005. Written comments are also welcome and can be submitted to Dr. Martin Kelly, Manager of the Ecologic Evaluation Section, via mail or e-mail (marty.kelly@swfwmd.state.fl.us) no later than October 15, 2005.

 

            Florida Public Service Commission

            Request to acknowledge receipt of Notice of Application for Amendment to Water and Wastewater Certificates. Notice is hereby given on the 21st day of September 2005, pursuant to Section 367.045, Florida Statutes, and Section 25-30.030, Florida Administrative Code, of the Application of Shangri-La By The Lake Utilities, Inc., 100 Shangri-La Blvd., Leesburg, Florida 34788, of its intent to apply to the Florida Public Service Commission to extend its service area to provide water and wastewater service. Any objections to the Application must be made in writing and filed with the Director, Division of Commission Clerk and Administrative Services, Florida Public Service Commission, 2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0850, with a copy to Martin S. Friedman, Esquire, Rose, Sundstrom & Bentley, LLP, 600 S. North Lake Boulevard, Suite 160, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701, within 30 days from the date of this Notice. The objection must state the grounds for the objection with particularity.

 

            Southwest Florida Water Management District

            Request to acknowledge receipt from Southwest Florida Water Management District - Approved Minutes of the July 26, 2005 Governing Board Meeting; Agenda for September 27-28, 2005, Governing Board Meeting to begin no earlier than 12:30 p.m. on September 27, and at 9:00 a.m. on September 28, at 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida.

 

Florida Public Service Commission

Request to acknowledge receipt from Florida Public Service Commission - Notice of Commission Hearing and Prehearing Conference (issued September 28, 2005). Docket No. 050001-EI - Fuel and Purchased Power Cost Recovery Clause with Generating Performance Incentive Factor; Docket No. 050002-EG - Energy Conservation Cost Recovery Clause; Docket No. 050003-GU - Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) True-Up; Docket No. 050004-GU - Natural Gas Conservation Cost Recovery; Docket No. 050007-EI - Environmental Cost Recovery Clause. A Prehearing Conference will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, October 24, 2005, and a Public Hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m., November 7, 8, and 9, 2005. All hearings will be held in Room 148, Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida.

 

Florida Public Service Commission

Request to acknowledge receipt from Florida Public Service Commission - Notice of Commission Hearing and Prehearing Conference (issued September 26, 2005). Docket No. 041269-TP, Petition to establish generic docket to consider amendments to interconnection agreements resulting from changes in law by Bellsouth Telecommunications, Inc. A Prehearing Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 1:30 p.m., and a Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 9:30 a.m. Both hearings are in Room 148, Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida.

 

St. Johns River Water Management District

Request to acknowledge receipt from St. Johns River Water Management District - notice of application as follows: Bainbridge Construction LLC, Dennis Rossi, 12791 W Forest Hill Blvd Ste 5B, Wellington, FL 33414, application #98200. The applicant proposes to withdraw 0.039 million gallons per day of ground water for urban landscape irrigation on 11.5 acres. The withdrawals used by this proposed project will consist of ground water from an Upper Floridan Aquifer and 1 proposed well in Lake County, located in Section 20, Township 22 South, Range 26 East, known as Fountains at Clermont. Substantial objections must be filed with the District within fourteen (14) days of notification of the permit application.

 

COUNTY MANAGER’S CONSENT AGENDA

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the County Manager’s Consent Agenda, Tabs 3 through 25, and Addendum No. 1, I. as follows:

Budget

 

Request for approval of Budget transfer – General Fund, Department of Community Services, Jail Medical Division. Transfer $425,000.00 from Economic Stabilization Reserve to Inmate Medical. Additional funds are needed to cover inmate medical costs for Fiscal Year 2004-2005. Funds available in Economic Stabilization Reserve. Balance remaining in Economic Stabilization Reserve after this transfer will be $11,353,015.00.

 

Request for approval of Budget transfer – Renewal Sales Tax Capital Projects Fund, Non Departmental. Transfer $11,308.00 from Special Reserve to Machinery & Equipment. The Sheriff has requested additional funds for vehicles and accessories. Approved allocation for Sheriff vehicles is $577,000.00. This transfer would increase that amount to $588,308.00. Funds available in Special Reserve.

 

Request for approval of Resolution 2005-165 to amend the County Transportation Trust Fund in order to receive unanticipated revenue for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 in the amount of $155,000.00 deposited into Reimbursements and provide appropriations for the disbursement to Aids to Other Agencies. Unanticipated revenue was received from Grande Oak Estates for an ingress and egress railroad permit from Florida Central Railroad for the allowance of vehicular traffic from Old 441 to their subdivision located west of Fairview Avenue.

 

Request from Budget Fiscal Year 2004-2005 for approval of Check Request (Direct Pay) for payment for computers for the State Attorney's Office. The request exceeds the County Manager's approval list of $25,000.00. Total payment is for $59,167.16.

 

Request from Budget Fiscal Year 2005-2006 for approval of Check Request (Direct Pay) for payment of Florida Association of Counties (FAC) dues for November 1, 2005 to October 31, 2006. The request exceeds the County Manager's approval limit of $25,000.00. Total payment is for $25,667.00.

 

Community Services

 

Request for approval and signature authorization on the Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Partnership Agreement between the Town of Lady Lake and the County in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00, granting the Town CDBG funds to construct sidewalks, and to direct the Community Services Department to execute the Agreement and oversee completion of the project covered in the Scope of Services.

 

Request for approval to advertise change in Ordinance (2001-76) for the Choose Life License Plate Program to provide greater flexibility in the approval for payment process.

 

Request for approval of the Human Services Grant Review Committee's recommendation to provide $10,000.00 in grant funding to Community Health Services, Sunrise ARC, Christian Social Services, and Lighthouse Central Florida; $3,809.00 in funding to Deaf and Hearing Services; $7,106.00 to Faithful and True Ministries; and $9,085.00 to Community Health Centers; and authorize the Chair to sign subsequent agreements and other related documents contingent on County Attorney approval.

 

Request for approval to continue the direct pay procedure during Fiscal Year 2005-2006 for the monthly Medicaid Nursing Home and Hospital bills as well as for direct pay for the monthly Health Care Responsibility Act (HCRA) bills received by the Department of Community Services effective with the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2005.

 

Procurement Services

 

Request for approval to authorize the County Manager to sign change orders for large capital projects of up to $50,000.00 or one percent (1%) of the original contract price (whichever is greater) as long as the total project cost does not exceed the originally approved project budget.

 

Request for approval to declare the items on the attached lists surplus to County's needs; authorize the removal of all of the items on the attached lists from the County's official fixed asset inventory system records; and authorize the Interim Procurement Services Director to sign the vehicle titles.

 

Public Safety

 

Request for approval and execution of Modification Number 1 to the State Homeland Security Grant (SHSG) to extend the contract date from September 30, 2005 to October 31, 2005.

 

Public Works

 

Request for approval and authorization for the Chairman to execute Satisfaction of Liens for 16 road assessments, as follows:

 

ASSESSMENT #

NAME

DATE PAID

 

 

 

661035

Datha A. Deubler

07/27/05

687021

Michael & Joy Brittian

05/10/05

690006

Barbara Redmon

05/16/05

690007

Barbara Redmon

05/16/05

690015

Michael & Virginia Moore

06/17/05

690018

Michael Quatrinni

05/26/05

690021

Henry Snow

05/18/05

690030

David Johnson

05/12/05

691007

Russell & Alice Turner

05/18/05

694048

Todd & Scott Lake

08/05/05

694052

John Jowers

08/17/05

694157

Louis & Rose Hodges

08/09/05

694200

James & Hattie Yaw

08/11/05

698008

Alain Forget

05/27/05

699020

James & Tammy Viviani

07/28/05

785002

William S. West

07/07/05

 

Public Works

 

Request for approval to advertise for bids for the Number 9788M Bonnet Road Drainage Improvement Project Number 2006-02 at an estimated cost of $146,681.43 and to encumber funds from the Stormwater Management Fund. Commission District 5.

 

Request for approval to advertise for bids for the Eustis Park Subdivision Drainage Improvement Project Number 2006-03 at an estimated cost of $186,147.78 and to encumber funds from the Stormwater Management Fund. Commission District 5.

 

Request for approval to award Countywide Resurfacing & Re-Striping and CR-19A (Dora Avenue) Sidewalk Project Number 2005-10 to Middlesex Corporation at a cost of $1,165,481.50, and to encumber funds from the Renewal Sales Capital Projects Funds.

 

Request for approval and signature on the Revised Certified Budget for Arthropod Control for Fiscal Year 2005-2006.

 

Request for approval to accept the following listed public right of way deeds that have been secured in conjunction with roadway and/or stormwater projects: five Statutory Warranty Deeds and three Non-Exclusive Easement Deeds. Total Acreage Donated, 8.756+/-; Total Acreage Purchased, 2.5+/-; Est. Total Value of Acreage Donated, $103,356.96; Total Value of Acreage Purchased, $28,100.00.

 

Instrument/Grantor

Road Name

Rd#

OR

BK/PG

Donate

(D)

Prchse (P)

Purpose

Acres

(+/-)

Est. Value

Statutory Warranty Deed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zimmerman, Marion

Lake Unity Nursery Rd

6313

2949/0881

D

Road Project

1.28

$6,400.00

Todd, Corbitt S. & Nicole M.

Lake Unity Nursery Rd.

6313

2949/0873

D

Road Project

1.12

$5,600.00

Cascades of Groveland Homeowners’ Association, Inc.

Libby Rd. #3

2233

2950/1711

D

Road Project

0.12

$1,100.00

Joe Middleton Groves, Inc.

N. Buckhill/ Palm Ave

2739

2958/1778

D

Road Project

4.33

$49,795.00

Joe Middleton Groves, Inc.

N. Buckhill/ Palm Ave

2739

2958/1759

P

Road Project

2.5

$28,100.00

Non-Exclusive Easement Deed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hassan, Tahir & Teresa R.

Access of Steve’s Rd.

1248

2960/192

D

Access Esment

0.146

$12,227.82

Geer, Purshatom and Basdeo, Suseema

Access of Steve’s Rd.

1248

2958/1789

D

Access Esment

0.62

$3,969.24

DE PER, LLC

Access of Steve’s Rd.

1248

2958/1793

D

Access Esment

1.14

$24,264.90

 

Public Works

 

Request for approval and execution of an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Tavares for the transfer of jurisdiction for a roadway known as Ann Rou Road.

 

Request for approval to accept and execute the following Subordinations of Utility Interests Agreements between Lake County and listed utilities for projects listed: Sumter Electric Cooperative/South Lake Charter Elementary Site Plan/Hartwood Marsh Road (Number 0854) and Lake Utility Services, Inc./South Clermont Connector – Bosserman.

 

Request for approval and authorization to accept the final plat for Las Colinas Phase II – Partial Replat and all areas dedicated to the public as shown on the Las Colinas Phase II – Partial Replat plat. Las Colinas Phase II – Partial Replat consists of 13 lots being reduced to two lots. Commission District 3.

 

Request for approval and authorization to release a Maintenance Bond in the amount of $14,928.00 as well as refund $500.00 posted for Windscape Phase II. Windscape Phase II consists of 25 lots. Commission District 2.

 

Request for approval and signature on Resolution 2005-166 to advertise Public Hearing for Vacation Petition Number 1063 by Terry and Ruth Furlow, Representative Mary Ludwig, to vacate a portion of Portland Avenue and Southgate Avenue, Section 12, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, in the Haines (Haynes) Creek area. Commission District 1.

 

Request for approval and signature on Resolution 2005-167 to advertise Public Hearing for Vacation Petition Number 1064 by Paul R. Wills, Representative Flo Lange, to vacate an unnamed street, in the Plat of Mt. Plymouth Subdivision, located in Section 32, Township 19 East, Range 28 South, in the Sorrento/Mt. Plymouth area. Commission District 4.

 

Request for approval and signature on Resolution 2005-168 to advertise Public Hearing for Vacation Petition Number 1065 by Yves G. and Magalie J. Nelson, Representative William C. Rowe, to vacate a right of way, in the Map of Clermont Farms, in Section 12, Township 23 South, Range 26 East, in the Clermont area. Commission District 2.

 

Request for approval and signature on Resolution 2005-169 to advertise Public Hearing for Vacation Petition Number 1058 by Dorothy Lucas, Representative Martin J. Kahler, to vacate an unnamed road right of way, according to the Plat of Hinson's Plan, in Section 31, Township 17 East, Range 27 South, in the Altoona area. Commission District 5.

 

Request for approval and execution of Railroad Reimbursement Agreements Grade Crossing Traffic Control Devices between Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Florida Department of Transportation, and Florida Central Railroad and approval of Resolution 2005-170, Grade Crossing Traffic Control Devices and Future Responsibility for CR-448, Astatula, FL; and Resolution 2005-171, Grade Crossing Traffic Control Devices and Future Responsibility for Lucerne Dr., Mount Dora, FL.

 

Budget - Addendum No. 1

 

Request for approval of Check Request (Direct Pay) for payment to Orlando Regional Health Care for inmate. The request exceeds the County Manager’s approval limit of $25,000.00. Total payment is for $163,905.04

 

Budget - Addendum No. 1

 

Request for approval of Check Request (Direct Pay) for payment to Leesburg Medical Center for inmate. The request exceeds the County Manager’s approval limit of $25,000.00. Total payment is for $46,526.46.

 

REPORTS - COUNTY MANAGER ADDENDUM NO. 1

STATE-FUNDED SUBGRANT AGREEMENT

Mr. Gregg Welstead, Deputy County Manager, explained the State-Funded Subgrant Agreement between the State of Florida, Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Lake County and the Lake County School Board. Regarding school concurrency, the Agreement outlines the scope of work that involves creation of draft interlocal agreements and, ultimately, a draft Public School Facilities Element over the next seven to eight months. Periodic task draft documents will be provided to the State in conjunction with the School Board. At certain milestones after completing those tasks, the State will provide Lake County a total of $100,000. He advised that the first deadline is November 1, 2005, when a plan of work for accomplishing the tasks associated with the goal is due. He stated that a joint meeting between the Board, the School Board and members of the cities who wish to participate is proposed for October 28, 2005. That meeting will be held to approve the plan of work for subsequent months.

Mr. Welstead stated that one key element of the process is the team of consultants that has been picked by DCA. He explained that, of the six pilot communities, Hillsborough County has chosen not to use the DCA consultant and the remaining five communities have not made a determination. The staffs have been discussing the process and he opined that the School Board will choose the DCA consultant. He commented that the DCA consultant may be stretched thin and may use a cookie-cutter solution which may not fit Lake County’s needs. One goal of the DCA process, in creating pilot communities, is to come up with different solutions for the different communities. Mr. Welstead suggested that a mediator might help keep the process on schedule and resolve any issues. The interlocal agreement will have to be negotiated and he pointed out that we may not want the same consultant as the School Board. For example, there are several ways to count school stations and that is one part of the interlocal agreement. Mr. Welstead stated that a number of folks have indicated they want to participate as consultants. He advised that Ms. Hall met with an individual last week who was involved with the Palm Beach County concurrency effort, currently the only State approved concurrency effort.

Ms. Hall explained that the individual was involved from a county perspective and, subsequently, from the School Board perspective. She has a planning background, a political background and a law degree. Ms. Hall presented copies of the resume to the Board (a copy is included in the backup material) and asked for direction regarding the possibility of negotiating with this individual to help with the technical portions of school concurrency. Ms. Hall confirmed that $100,000 will come to the Board and $100,000 will go to the School Board.

Commr. Hanson stated that she met with this individual who worked with Mr. Harry Fix of the School Board when he was in Palm Beach County.

Mr. Welstead stated that the School Board may be considering this subject next week.

Commr. Cadwell remarked that he envisioned that the Board and the School Board would have separate consultants. He stated that the idea of a mediator is ideal and that the cities would need to be involved, procedurally, in that selection process. He suggested that a representative could be chosen by the League of Cities. He asked if a decision on the consultant can be held next week, giving him time to talk to the people in Palm Beach County who were instrumental in their concurrency program.

Commr. Hill commented that it will be beneficial to have a consultant on board before the October 28, 2005, joint meeting.

Mr. Welstead advised that he will meet with Mr. Minkoff and Ms. Amye King, Assistant Growth Management Director, on October 21 to discuss a plan of work for Lake County.

Commr. Stivender asked if the municipalities will be included with the County.

Mr. Minkoff explained that there will be an interlocal agreement between all the cities, Lake County and the School Board. He commented that, while the municipalities may have different points of view and the County may authorize the consultant to talk with them, for this recommendation, this consultant will be working only for Lake County. He noted that a contract for the consultant can be brought back to the Board on October 25, 2005, and that this is not the type of service where, statutorily, a RFP is required.

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved and authorized the Chairman to sign the State-Funded Subgrant Agreement between the State of Florida, Department of Community Affairs, Lake County and the Lake County School Board.

Ms. Cindy Hall, County Manager, noted that a contract for a mediator may not be available by October 25, but the process will be made clear at that time. If a candidate for a mediator is available next week, that name will be brought forward.

Mr. Minkoff clarified that hiring a mediator will require concurrence by the School Board and the municipalities.

PRESENTATION

YOUTH RECREATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Commr. Cadwell, Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Liaison, announced that Youth Recreation Assistance Program grants totaling $49,986.72 have been awarded to the following recipients: Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake & Sumter Counties; City of Clermont; City of Eustis; City of Fruitland Park; City of Leesburg; City of Mount Dora; City of Tavares; Eustis Little League; First Baptist Church of Leesburg; Golden Triangle YMCA; Lake County Soccer League; South Lake Dixie Youth; South Lake Pop Warner; South Lake Recreation; Stucky’s Kids; and Town of Lady Lake.

PRESENTATION

WORLD WAR II VETERANS’ MEMORIAL PHOTOGRAPH

Commissioner Hill presented a framed photograph to Mr. Tom Osebold, Veterans Service Director, Lake County Department of Community Services. The photograph was taken at the dedication of the World War II Veterans’ Memorial in Tallahassee, Florida.

Mr. Osebold expressed pride in being able to attend the dedication on behalf of Lake County.

PUBLIC HEARING

ORDINANCE - COURT COSTS

Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney, placed the following proposed ordinance on the floor, reading by title only, and noted that it will be Ordinance No. 2005-88 if approved by the Board:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING CHAPTER 9, LAKE COUNTY CODE, ENTITLED COURTS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT; AMENDING SECTION 9-12, ENTITLED COURT FACILITIES SURCHARGE; RENAMING AND AMENDING SECTION 9-13, ENTITLED TEEN COURT USER FEE; AMENDING SECTION 9-16, ENTITLED ADDITIONAL COURT COSTS IN CRIMINAL CASES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE LAKE COUNTY CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Mr. Minkoff explained that this ordinance, which will be effective January 1, 2006, implements the new $3 fee that was approved by the Legislature this year and which can be dedicated strictly to Teen Court funding.

Commr. Hill opened the public hearing and called for public comment. There being none, the public hearing portion of the meeting was closed.

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved Ordinance 2005-88, as read by title only, Amending Chapter 9, Lake County Code, regarding Court Costs.

PUBLIC HEARING

ORDINANCE - EXEMPT SIGNS

Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney, placed the following proposed ordinance on the floor, reading by title only. He noted that this is the first reading and the ordinance will not be adopted today.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING SECTION 11.01.04, LAKE COUNTY CODE, APPENDIX E, LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, TO REMOVE BUS SHELTER SIGNS AND BENCH SIGNS FROM EXEMPT SIGNS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Mr. Minkoff explained that the proposed ordinance would require these types of signs (bus shelter signs and bench signs) to have permits and meet the rules in the sign ordinance.

Commr. Hill opened the public hearing and called for public comment. There being none, the public hearing portion of the meeting was closed.

In response to an inquiry by Commr. Cadwell regarding any future County bus system, Mr. Minkoff confirmed that those shelter signs would be permitted and follow current rules.

On a motion by Commr. Hanson, seconded by Commr. Stivender and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the first reading of the proposed ordinance, as read by title only, Amending Section 11.01.04, Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations, to Remove Bus Shelter Signs and Bench Signs from Exempt Signs.

PUBLIC HEARING

ORDINANCE - SCHEDULE OF PERMITTED AND CONDITIONAL USES

Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney, placed the following proposed ordinance on the floor, reading by title only. He noted that this is the first reading and the ordinance will not be adopted today.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING SECTION 3.01.03, LAKE COUNTY CODE, APPENDIX E, LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, ENTITLED SCHEDULE OF PERMITTED AND CONDITIONAL USES, LAKE COUNTY CODE, APPENDIX E, LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; ADDING UNDER RECREATIONAL USES CLUB PRIVATE OR COUNTRY AND RIDING STABLE OR ACADEMY; ADDING LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION SECTION NUMBERS FOR CERTAIN USE CLASSIFICATIONS; FOR COMMERCIAL USES ADDING REFERENCE TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND MINOR GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Commr. Hill opened the public hearing and called for public comment. There being none, the public hearing portion of the meeting was closed.

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the first reading of the proposed ordinance, as read by title only, Amending Section 3.01.03, Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations, Schedule of Permitted and Conditional Uses, adding Club Private or Country and Riding Stable or Academy.

PUBLIC HEARING

MAINTENANCE MAP - BOY SCOUT ROAD

Mr. Jim Stivender, Public Works Director, presented the request for approval to accept a Maintenance Map for a portion of Boy Scout Road (Number 8187) which is the access to Camp La-No-Che off Maggie Jones Road in Paisley. The road, no longer clay, located in Section 32, Township 17 South, Range 28 East, is already a County-maintained road.

Commr. Hill opened the public hearing and called for public comment. There being none, the public hearing portion of the meeting was closed.

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the request to accept a Maintenance Map on a portion of Boy Scout Road (#8187).

APPOINTMENTS - SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Board discussed the seven open positions and applications which have been submitted for consideration for the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (created by Ordinance 2005-38, effective May 25, 2005).

Commissioners Hanson and Stivender stated that they will postpone appointments in their districts.

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board appointed the following persons to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee:

APPOINTMENT - COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE

On a motion by Commr. Hanson, seconded by Commr. Stivender and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board appointed Ms. Pam Steinke, RN, MA, as the Lake County Health Department's Administrative Director member on the Comprehensive Health Care Committee.

It was noted that Dr. John Pellosie will continue to serve in the capacity of the Lake County Health Department liaison.

APPOINTMENTS - CULTURAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL

Commr. Stivender explained that there has been a lot of resignations and turnovers on the Lake County Cultural Affairs Council (Council) and that staff met yesterday to discuss the issue. She suggested readvertising some of the vacant positions while considering two reappointments and two new appointments today so that a quorum will be possible at the Council’s November 1, 2005, meeting. She stated that the County Manager suggested that this Council, like the Tourist Development Council (TDC), be chaired by the liaison Commissioner.

Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney, suggested that the Board could express that intent to the Council members in the hopes they would agree.

On a motion by Commr. Hanson, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved to express to the Cultural Affairs Council the Board’s support that the Commission Liaison would be the Chairman of the Council (a voting member).

Commissioner Hanson expressed the strong need for a full-time individual, funded from TDC, who is responsible for the Council.

Commissioner Stivender stated that a proposal on how the Council can move forward will be brought back to the Board. She stated that the Council is supposed to be an umbrella for all the arts in Lake County but it has gotten away from that and is no longer a facilitative group.

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board reappointed/appointed the following persons to the Cultural Affairs Council:

The four other vacant positions will be readvertised and applications will be brought back to the Board.

REPORTS - COUNTY ATTORNEY

APPROVAL TO ADVERTISE ORDINANCE

Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney, presented the request for approval to advertise an ordinance Amending Section 14.18.03, Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations, entitled Public Hearings. He explained that Development Agreement Acts should be heard by the Lake County Local Planning Agency rather than the Lake County Zoning Board.

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Stivender and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the request by the County Attorney for approval to advertise an ordinance Amending Section 14.18.03, Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations, entitled Public Hearings.

CANCELLATION OF TAX SALE CERTIFICATES

Mr. Minkoff presented the request for approval of three affidavits requesting Cancellation of Tax Sale Certificate by Owner (Certificate #3246, #2757 and #3012). This involves a parcel of property given to Homes in Partnership. The Board’s approval will request the Tax Collector to cancel those Tax Sale Certificates so Homes in Partnership will have good title.

On a motion by Commr. Pool, seconded by Commr. Stivender and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the request by the County Attorney for approval of three affidavits requesting Cancellation of Tax Sale Certificate by Owner (Certificate #3246, #2757 and #3012).

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT - FERNDALE PRESERVE PROPERTY

Mr. Minkoff presented the request for approval of the Memorandum of Agreement between Lake County and the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) regarding the purchase of property lying in the Ferndale Preserve on Lake Apopka Project, and adoption of the budget resolution to accept unanticipated revenue for FY 2005; including authorizing the Chairman to sign the closing statement for acceptance of the SJRWMD funding contribution. He explained that the only negative in the Agreement is that, if Lake County ever violates the terms of the State grant and loses this property, Lake County would be required to repay the full amount of $250,000 to SJRWMD. He stated that it is unlikely that will ever happen.

A motion was made by Commr. Stivender and seconded by Commr. Hanson for approval of the Memorandum of Agreement between Lake County and St. Johns River Water Management District regarding the purchase of property lying in the Ferndale Preserve on Lake Apopka Project, and adoption of Budget Resolution 2005-172 to accept unanticipated revenue for FY 2005; including authorizing the Chairman to sign the closing statement for acceptance of the St. Johns River Water Management District funding contribution.

Because he has abstained from other votes regarding the purchase of the Ferndale Preserve property, Commr. Pool asked the County Attorney if he should abstain from this vote.

Mr. Minkoff stated that this does not impact the purchase of the property so Commr. Pool can vote on the issue.

Commr. Stivender informed the Board that she received a request from the original property owners about the possibility of using their names in this park. She advised that she will pass that request to the County Manager for processing.

Commr. Hill called for a vote on the motion which carried by a unanimous vote of 5-0.

AMEND PARKING AGREEMENT WITH FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Hanson and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the Amendment to Parking Agreement between Lake County and First Baptist Church of Tavares, Inc., increasing the annual payment from $500.00 to $750.00.

INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS - ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES

Mr. Minkoff presented the request for approval of Interlocal Agreements between Lake County and the City of Fruitland Park, the Town of Astatula, and the Town of Howey-in-the-Hills Pertaining to Animal Control Services. He stated that Lake County has received requests from these municipalities for animal control services and he noted that additional requests may be brought to the Board later.

In response to Commr. Stivender’s inquiry regarding financial impacts, Ms. Cindy Hall, County Manager, stated that additional Animal Services officers, their vehicles and gasoline, were approved as part of the budget which was adopted by the Board in September.

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved Interlocal Agreements between Lake County and the City of Fruitland Park, the Town of Astatula, and the Town of Howey-in-the-Hills Pertaining to Animal Control Services.

REPORTS - COUNTY MANAGER

ARTICLE V TECHNOLOGY BOARD MEETING

Ms. Cindy Hall informed the Board that she will be in Tallahassee on Friday, October 21, 2005, for an Article V Technology Board meeting.

REPORTS - COMMISSIONER CADWELL - DISTRICT #5

COUNTY MANAGER

Commr. Cadwell commented that he has heard nothing but good things in Tallahassee about Ms. Cindy Hall and the great job she has done to make sure they understand our perspective, from the County level, regarding the Article V Technology Board.

2005 FLORIDA PUBLIC LIBRARY DIRECTORS’ MEETING

Commr. Cadwell announced that he will speak at the 2005 Florida Public Library Directors’ Meeting in Sarasota, Florida, on Thursday, October 20, 2005.

JOINT MEETING - BROWARD, DADE AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES

Commr. Cadwell announced that he will be in Miami, Florida, for a joint meeting between Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties on Sunday, October 23, 2005.

STATEWIDE IMPACT FEE COMMITTEE MEETING

Commr. Cadwell announced that the next statewide impact fee committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 31, 2005, in Tallahassee, Florida. He and the County Attorney plan to attend that meeting.

REPORTS - COMMISSIONER POOL - DISTRICT #2

MILLSTREAM DRIVE AREA - GROVELAND

Commr. Pool reported on the Saturday, October 15, 2005, meeting between homeowners in the Millstream Drive area of Groveland and County staff regarding maintenance of their roads. He stated that there are many issues to be resolved. He explained that the vested rights clearly state that the homeowners are responsible for the maintenance of this road but the homeowners association was never created. He stated that the homeowners will be asking the County for help and he explained some of the serious road issues. He stated that staff will help facilitate getting deeds and right of way and land acquisition for the potential of coming into some County system for the maintenance.

DAILY COMMERCIAL ARTICLE

Commr. Pool brought to the Board’s attention a Daily Commercial article which was published Sunday, October 16, 2005. He opined that the intent of the remarks was malicious, libelous and slanderous. The remarks were that he or his family was involved in some transaction with the school site. Commr. Pool stated that he does not know now, and did not know then, who or what was involved in any of those issues. He stated that he thinks a public apology by Mr. Ed Havill (Lake County Property Appraiser) would be in order; otherwise, litigation is probably the only other avenue or recourse he has.

REPORTS - COMMISSIONER HANSON - DISTRICT #4

ST. JOHNS RIVER ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Commr. Hanson stated that she currently serves as the Lake County Commission representative on the St. Johns River Alliance Board of Directors. She noted that anyone on the Board could serve and that almost everyone has some connection to the St. Johns River through the chain of lakes. In response to a question by Commr. Cadwell, Commr. Hanson advised that she would be glad to continue serving.

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously, by a vote of 5-0, the Board reappointed Commr. Hanson as the Lake County Commission representative to the St. Johns River Alliance Board of Directors and to serve for calendar year 2006.

REPORTS - COMMISSIONER STIVENDER - DISTRICT #3

PROCLAMATION HONORING HELEN PEARCE

Commr. Stivender presented the request for approval and execution of a Proclamation honoring Ms. Helen Pearce, the first female Mayor of Montverde. Ms. Pearce was elected three times to the office and brought the Town of Montverde to a different level. The proclamation will be presented to Ms. Pearce on November 5, 2005, at Helen Pearce Day in Montverde, Florida. Commr. Stivender invited everyone to attend the ceremony.

On a motion by Commr. Stivender, seconded by Commr. Pool and carried unanimously, the Board approved the execution of Proclamation 2005-173 honoring Ms. Helen Pearce, the first female Mayor of Montverde, and proclaiming November 5, 2005, as Helen Pearce Day in Lake County.

DAILY COMMERCIAL ARTICLE

Commr. Stivender stated that the October 16, 2005, Daily Commercial article did quote her correctly. She stated that every politician who is elected receives money from developers, property owners, etc.

REPORTS - COMMISSIONER HILL - CHAIRMAN & DISTRICT #1

STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS

Commr. Hill reminded the Board that the State of the County address will be held October 20, 2005, at 7:30 a.m., at Lake Receptions, Mount Dora, Florida.

Commr. Hanson announced that she has a prior conflict but is hoping she will be able to attend the State of the County event for a few minutes. She explained that she is chairman of a fundraiser breakfast that morning for Sorrento Christian Center.

FEMA

Commr. Hill expressed appreciation for all the hard work in receiving money back from FEMA.

BILL PRICE

Commr. Hill noted that Mr. Bill Price, Agricultural Education Service Division of the Lake County Department of Community Services, is resigning after seven years with the County. She wished him well in his endeavors in the private sector.

CITIZEN QUESTION AND COMMENT PERIOD

Roy Hunter

Mr. Roy Hunter of Paisley addressed the Board on behalf of himself and his wife, Francine. He announced that they are celebrating their two-year wedding anniversary today.

Tim Hatfield

Mr. Tim Hatfield of Umatilla asked for an update on the situation at Lake Yale. He stated that he received correspondence from the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) after he spoke at a Board meeting in August.

Mr. Jim Stivender, Director of Public Works, stated that they have not heard anything in two months. He explained that SJRWMD basically said to do nothing. Water is flowing out of Lake Yale as fast as it can. He said that the question is who will do what in retaining the proper Lake Yale water elevation.

Commr. Cadwell commented that SJRWMD indicated that it was not their business but, if the County wants to remove a culvert, the County would need a SJRWMD permit.

Mr. Stivender stated that the water is seeking its own level and there is a lot of erosion around the pipe which is not serving any purpose now.

Commr. Cadwell stated that it must be fixed long range and some type of consensus with SJRWMD is needed.

Mr. Stivender stated that he will contact Mr. Kirby Green at SJRWMD before the water dries up.

Mr. Hatfield stated that there is a section of Peru Road where a culvert is being installed. He stated that runs into his lake. He stated that the north end of the area has been flooded with another three feet of water because the water is backed up high enough to run under SR 42 into Marion County. Marion County has received about three or four feet of water which has caused serious problems.

Travis Whigham

Mr. Travis Whigham, Forest Hills Association, asked the Board to do his road projects before starting others because he has been waiting five years. He thanked the road crew for the work they did on Big Foot Way. He asked if something similar could be done on Fonseca because it is under water and relief is needed so that fire, rescue and police vehicles can get through. He stated that a resident dug a barricade on Dogwood Avenue and something needs to be put into effect to prohibit such blocking of roads. He asked for County help on a problem on Cooter Pond Road and explained that about 40 years ago the road was cut around a pond. New owners of the property have blocked access and other residents now have to drive through the water to get to and from their homes. He reiterated his request that the Board help his area with their roads before beginning projects in other areas. Mr. Whigham advised the Board that there are a couple of residents in his area in need of on-going medical attention and they say the Lake County bus system will not come to their homes because of the condition of the roads. He asked for help for those residents.

Commr. Stivender asked Mr. Whigham to give the names of the residents needing medical attention to the County Manager.

Ray Goodgame

Mr. Ray Goodgame addressed the Board on issues as both a resident and a City of Clermont Council Member. He asked for a dedicated right turn lane on northbound Hancock Road at the intersection with SR 50 for people turning right toward Orlando. He stated that this is his second request to the Board and that Commr. Pool has asked for the turn lane.

Regarding the Regency Hill Subdivision on Hartwood-Marsh Road, east of Hancock Road, Mr. Goodgame stated that this development was developed under County approvals. He stated that lanes were to have been constructed by the developer so that people could pull off to make a right turn when going west. He stated that these lanes have not been built and traffic is congested in the mornings. He suggested that no more certificates of occupancy for homes be issued in Regency Hill until the developer makes the corrections.

Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney, advised that this development started out as a zoning in the County but the City Commission approved the plat and the construction plans. Those plans showed those turn lanes and the City did not enforce their construction. He stated that, at this point, the City is issuing building permits for houses, not the County.

Mr. Goodgame referred to a rezoning case heard by the Board on January 25, 2005, for the purpose of building a charter school (Rezoning Petition PH#78-04-2 Jon VanderLey/County Line Construction). He stated that the rear of the school has been landscaped but the area between eight or ten Hartwood Pines Subdivision homes has not been properly landscaped. He stated that those homeowners feel that needs to be corrected. He stated that, because there is no fence around the school, kids are walking between the houses to avoid traffic congestion at the intersection of Hancock Road and Hartwood-Marsh Road. He stated that this is creating a safety issue and should be addressed and corrected very soon.

Mr. Goodgame stated that there is major traffic congestion in the mornings and afternoons at the intersection of Hartwood-Marsh Road and Hancock Road. He read from the January 25, 2005, rezoning case as follows: “As it relates to traffic, they have talked to Lake County Engineering staff, and, if the applicant does the warrant study for the traffic light at Hartwood Marsh Road and Hancock Road, staff has agreed to go ahead with the light and position the poles for the future widening of Hartwood Marsh Road.” He stated that this light should be a priority. He stated that lights are also needed at Johns Lake Road and at Hook Street.

Commr. Pool stated that he has made staff aware of each of Mr. Goodgame’s concerns.

Mr. Jim Stivender, Public Works Director, advised that a study at SR 50 should be completed this week. Staff currently is looking at a traffic warrant study at the intersection of Hartwood-Marsh Road and Hancock Road as part of the first phase of the four-lane. They are in the process of acquiring right of way for turn lanes at Johns Lake and the intersection improvements are under design and include the warrant study for a signal. The design is done for the intersection at Hook Street but the warrant is not there yet.

Wayne Nichols

Mr. Wayne Nichols, speaking on behalf of the residents of the Town of Montverde, thanked the Board for recognizing Ms. Helen Pearce for all of her years of work.

Ed Havill

Mr. Ed Havill, Lake County Property Appraiser, having just arrived at the meeting, asked Commr. Pool to explain his earlier comments regarding a recent newspaper article.

Commr. Pool explained that he was disappointed to read an article in reference to Mr. Havill that he thinks was both malicious and slanderous. He stated that neither he nor his family had any knowledge of, or anything to do with, or any ownership or possible gain in, the school site. Commr. Pool stated that he does not know today and did not know then who was involved in any part of that transaction.

Mr. Havill explained that a lot of things in that story were incorrect. He stated that the reporter called him about the rezoning of the School Board site and during that discussion he (Mr. Havill) brought up the fact that it has been over a year since the School Board had their emergency meeting. They have not publicly acknowledged who was involved with the transaction, having dealt with a trustee. He stated that Mr. Josh Wilson from Channel 9 contacted the School Board two weeks ago and Mr. Steve Johnson, attorney for the School Board, told Mr. Wilson that it was an oversight and he would find out within a week. Mr. Havill stated that the public still does not know who got the public dollars, including the people who sold the property, the real estate brokers, title companies, and everybody who was involved. Mr. Havill stated that he told the reporter that Commr. Pool and Commr. Stivender voted for that and had voted for the utilities out there to help their developer friends. He stated that he does not back off that statement. Mr. Havill stated that he did not make the statement to the reporter that Commr. Pool’s wife was related to the owner of the property. He stated that he did say that Commr. Pool’s wife’s sister was married to someone who got part of that public money as a real estate broker from that transaction. He stated that he has written a rebuttal to the editor of the newspaper because there are a lot of factual inadequacies in the story.

Mr. Havill stated that there are a lot of questions about the $3.4 million spent on that property. He stated that Commr. Pool and Commr. Stivender get money from developers for their campaigns and the donations are listed on their reports. He stated that he understands that Mr. Browne Gregg owns property in the immediate vicinity and is required to donate land for a high school. If a high school is built there, he doesn’t have to donate the land.

Commr. Pool stated that his wife’s sister is married to a painter newly moved down from Philadelphia. He reiterated that he does not know who is involved in that transaction.

RECESS AND REASSEMBLY

At 10:25 a.m., Commr. Hill announced a 15-minute break.

PRESENTATION

MINNEOLA RIDGE AREA-WIDE TRAFFIC STUDY BY TINDALE-OLIVER AND ASSOCIATES, INC.

Mr. Fred Schneider, Director of Engineering, Lake County Department of Public Works, explained that the Minneola Ridge Area-Wide Traffic Study process began late last year and a public meeting was held in March 2005. The draft study and draft findings have been completed and posted on the Lake County web site for review. He advised that specific recommendations will not be made today. This is a presentation on summary findings and includes a snapshot of where we are today, a long-range picture of twenty years from now, the kind of land use changes we could expect and the kind of road improvement needs we should expect. He advised that the summary findings are good information for use in Growth Management’s comprehensive planning process and in the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (LSMPO) Long-Range Transportation Plan.

William E. Roll, Jr., AICP, Senior Associate, Tindale-Oliver and Associates, Inc., gave a slide presentation (a printed copy is included with the backup material) which included the following:

 

Mr. Roll explained that many of the improvements identified in this study (the Turnpike interchange, the north/south roadway corridor, Grassy Lake Road, and Turkey Farm Road) are in the LRTP as being cost feasible improvements. Reconstruction of the some of the two-lane roads falls outside of the purview of the LRTP.

Mr. Roll remarked that if this Board, in the next couple of years, does not take serious steps to preserve alignments or corridors, further opportunities will be lost. Opportunities have already been lost north of SR 50 in the Clermont area because of development. Right of way and corridors need to be preserved. He stated that, right now, there is a serious opportunity in this area to prevent some of the issues that have occurred in other rapidly developing areas of the County.

Commr. Pool commented that Sullivan Road is a road that we want to try to protect but there are many areas that do not have homes and it would be easier to put in a road today than to wait until the homes are there. He stated that we need to plan properly and put the roads in the right location.

Mr. Roll emphasized that these numbers were developed in January 2005 and probably $20 to $30 million would need to be added now.

Commr. Hill remarked that the County cannot afford the entire amount and that a lot of players will be involved.

Mr. Roll stated that developers will have a tendency to play against each other but they all need to participate in taking care of the regional transportation needs.

Commr. Stivender stated that the Board and all the city/town representatives need to attend the LSMPO meeting October 26, 2005, and participate in the choice for the LRTP.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 11:25 a.m.

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JENNIFER HILL, CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:

 

 

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JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK