A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
july 27, 2010
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 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: Welton Cadwell, Chairman; Elaine Renick, Vice Chairman; Jimmy Conner; and Linda Stewart. Commissioner Jennifer Hill was not present. Others present were: Sanford A. “Sandy” Minkoff, Interim County Manager; Melanie Marsh, Acting County Attorney; Wendy Taylor, Executive Office Manager, County Manager’s Office; Neil Kelly, Clerk of Court; Barbara F. Lehman, Chief Deputy Clerk, County Finance; and Courtney Vincent, Deputy Clerk.
INVOCATION and pledge
Pastor Tom Keisler of the First Baptist Church, Tavares, gave the Invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Sandy Minkoff, Interim County Manager, asked to move Tab 1 for discussion during the County Manager’s Departmental Business.
COUNTY MANAGER’S CONSENT AGENDA
On a motion by Commr. Stewart, seconded by Commr. Conner and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved the County Manager’s Consent Agenda, Tabs 2 and 3 as follows:
Request from Public Works for approval of Resolution No. 2010-85 to change the name of the 1,340 feet portion of Steve’s Road that extends from Citrus Tower Boulevard to Excalibur Road to the name of Excalibur Road. Commission District 2. No fiscal impact.
Request from Public Works to accept a maintenance bond in the amount of $250,547.20 as surety in accordance with a Developer's Agreement between Lake County and the City of Clermont, Clermont Land Development, LLC, and Clermont GC, LLC for the construction of Hooks Street Phase IV and Grand Highway. There is no fiscal impact. Commission District 2
COUNTY ATTORNEY’S CONSENT AGENDA
On a motion by Commr. Stewart, seconded by Commr. Conner, and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved the County Attorney’s Consent Agenda, Tab 4 as follows:
Request from County Attorney for approval of Resolution No. 2010-86 amending the Lake County Solid Waste Alternatives Task Force to provide for appointment of alternate members. No Fiscal Impact.
vacation petition no. 1155 to vacate unnamed road right of WAY
Mr. Jim Stivender, Jr., Public Works Director, addressed the Board noting there were previous vacations in the Groveland Farms in the South Groveland area. He named the Dockery’s and the Peacocks’s, property owners of the land adjacent to the unnamed road, as the co-applicants for the petition. He mentioned the unnamed road selected for vacation ends in a lake, then stated there were no objections to the vacation to clear the title.
The Chairman opened the public hearing.
There being no one present who wished to address the Board, the Chairman closed the public hearing.
On a motion by Commr. Renick, seconded by Commr. Conner and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved Resolution No. 2010-87 approving Vacation Petition No. 1155 to vacate an unnamed road right of way in the Groveland area. There is no fiscal impact. Commission District 2.
Mr. Brian Sheahan, Chief Planner, Planning and Community Design, informed the Board there were no changes to the Consent and Regular Agendas, and the public hearing was advertised in accordance with the law and Land Development Regulations (LDRs).
rezoning CASE NO. PH#19-10-4 wendy wit, richard & karen garman/greg beiliveau/project orianne, ltd.
The Chairman opened the public hearing for anyone opposed to a continuance.
There being no one present who wished to address the Board, the Chairman closed the public hearing and reserved comment for the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Stewart, seconded by Commr. Renick and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved a continuance until August 4, 2010.
rezoning consent agenda
Commr. Renick requested to pull Tab 4 for discussion.
The Chairman opened the public hearing for Tabs 1A, 1B, and 2.
There being no one present who wished to address the Board, the Chairman closed the public hearing and reserved comment for the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Stewart, seconded by Commr. Conner and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved the Rezoning Consent Agenda, as follows:
Tab 1A & 1B – Ordinance No. 2010-39
CUP #992-4 – Jimmy F. Godwin/Mid-Florida at Eustis, Inc
CUP #522-3 – Virgil McKown/Citrus State Mortgage Inc.
Tab 2 – Ordinance No. 2010-40
Rezoning Case No. PH#21-10-4
Mid-Florida at Eustis, Inc./Mahmood Rahmanparast
Request to expand the Community Facility District (CFD) zoning district to include an adjacent 5.75-acre property zoned Agriculture (A) to facilitate the construction of aircraft hangars and storage facilities.
rezoning case no. PH#17-10-2 John Arnold/Showcase of Citrus/John E. “Ned” Biggs, IV
Mr. Brian Sheahan, Chief Planner, Planning and Community Design, addressed the Board stating the case was an application to rezone property from Agriculture (A) to Medium Suburban Residential (R-4) to allow future residential development. The application was filed in accordance with a stipulated settlement agreement between the applicant, Arnolds Grove and Ranch, LTD., and the property owners, Tradd’s Landing Homeowners Association. He reminded the Board the property had been previously rezoned for a residual management facility, adding the property owners of the subdivision adjoining the property took issue with the approval and challenged it. The result of the settlement negotiation was to move the facility farther away from the subdivisions and to have stipulations attached to the property which have already been approved by the Board. He continued, saying the applicant wanted to return the property to its prior R-4 zoning designation. He informed the Board that during staff’s analysis of the request, R-4 could not be justified due to insufficient public services to support the density, but the applicant was amenable to the R-3 request.
Commr. Renick commented she wanted to approve the settlement, and the R-3 zoning made sense, but East Ridge High School would be over capacity. She expressed concern that the allocation to R-3 zoning would cause overcrowding in the school, and she asked if there was a solution for this problem.
Commr. Cadwell inquired if Commr. Renick thought the School Concurrency Rules would not be sufficient to prevent overcrowding.
Commr. Renick opined the School Concurrency Rules were there to ensure the Board did not continue to approve items that went against the School District’s opinion of student capacity, adding the Board had requested the School District’s opinion on the rezoning issue, and the response received stated there would be a problem with overcrowding.
Commr. Connor mentioned the opening of the new high school, asking if there would be redistricting and if it would solve the problem of overcrowding.
Mr. Sheahan readdressed the Board, affirming the staff evaluation of the rezoning request had taken the new high school into consideration during deliberation, and the school would have an effect on the redistricting. He believed when the property is developed, it would most likely be at fewer than three units per acre, so the impact would be less than the School Board’s projection of the maximum impact. He explained the School Concurrency Ordinance would stay the development at the final plat state if there is an insufficient number of open school seating, and it would not continue until there were available openings at the school or mitigating measures are identified
The Chairman opened the public hearing. He commented that he did not have a problem with the staff recommendation.
Commr. Stewart agreed with Commr. Renick in not wanting overcrowded schools, but believed the safeguards were in place to prevent it.
There being no one present who wished to address the Board, the Chairman closed the public hearing and reserved comment for the Board.
Commr. Conner clarified it was in the ordinance that before the Board approves a plat, it must go before the School Board to receive a certificate saying there is capacity, or it could not be recorded.
Commr. Renick asked Ms. Melanie Marsh, Acting County Attorney, if there was a way to add a stipulation preventing school overcrowding.
Ms. Marsh informed the Board the settlement agreement was not signed by the County; it was between Tradd’s Landing and Arnold Groves. The County was not party to the settlement agreement, it was handled through the court system, therefore the Board cannot add anything. She also stated the Board cannot condition zoning because it is a straight and not a conditional zoning district. She said the Board was voting solely to approve the rezoning.
Commr. Renick noted the zoning was appropriate, but she was bothered by the School Board’s opinion it would lead to the overcrowding of East Ridge High School; however, if the safeguards are in place to prevent it, she would move for approval.
On a motion by Commr. Renick, seconded by Commr. Conner and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved the Zoning Board’s recommendation to rezone the property from Agriculture (A) to Medium Residential (R-3).
rezoning regular agenda
rezoning case no. ph#6-10-5 Harbor Hills Development LP/Lake County
Commr. Cadwell suggested a 30 day postponement to allow time for the project to be placed in the work program and ensure the information was available, including a drawing of the proposed plan to the residents of Harbor Hills.
The Chairman opened the public hearing, understanding his recommendation of postponement.
Mr. George Fetrow, a resident of Lady Lake who lives on Sullen Road near the Harbor Hills Country Club, addressed the Board stating he did not understand why the County would spend money on rezoning when the study that was distributed regarding the traffic issues pertaining to the case indicated there were no traffic problems.
Commr. Cadwell explained he was recommending the postponement to allow additional time for consideration of the issue and suggested scheduling a meeting with Mr. Jim Stivender, Jr., Public Works Director, to further discuss the matter.
There being no further individuals who wished to address the Board, the Chairman closed the public hearing.
On a motion by Commr. Conner, seconded by Commr. Stewart and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved to postpone Rezoning Case No. PH#6/10/5 until the next Zoning meeting, to be held on August 24, 2010.
affordable housing advisory committee appointments
On a motion by Commr. Renick, seconded by Commr. Stewart and carried unanimously by a 4-0 vote, the Board affirmed the appointment of Mr. Egor Emery to serve as Zoning Board Representative on the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, to serve the remainder of an unexpired term ending November 30, 2010 and to serve a consecutive two-year term ending November 30, 2012.
lake-sumter ems board of directors appointments
On a motion by Commr. Conner, seconded by Commr. Stewart and carried unanimously by a 4-0 vote, the Board affirmed the reappointment of Mr. Ken Mattison to serve as the hospital representative and Cecil Shumacker as the Lake County citizen representative to the Lake-Sumter EMS Board of Directors to serve two-year terms beginning August 1, 2010.
COUNTY manager’S CONSENT AGENDA (cont.)
Mr. Sandy Minkoff, Interim County Manager, addressed the Board requesting approval for Lake-Sumter Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (Lake-Sumter EMS) to participate in the County’s employee benefits plans. He noted that Lake County operates an employee benefit program which consists of term life, medical, dental, and disability insurance plus elective insurances such as legal, vision, and additional life, cancer, and additional disability insurance. He remarked some of the products are traditional insurance products purchased from an insurance company, but the largest benefit, the health insurance, is run as a self funded plan.
Mr. Minkoff explained being a self funded plan has benefits for the County in that claims information is readily available, cost trends in the plan are seen on a monthly basis, and the Board has the ability to adjust the benefits in the plan at any time and for the most part in any way that it sees fit. He explained as a self funded plan, the County hires a TPA, currently with Blue Cross, who provides the physician, hospital, and pharmacy network, and who administers and adjudicates claims. He continued by saying claims are paid directly by the County, and the County maintains insurance to cover large individual claims and to insure that all claims do not exceed a certain level. He mentioned the County uses an actuary to estimate claims each year, and the budget for the fund is based on this estimate. He reported the County plan has for many years allowed other governmental agencies to participate, including the Supervisor of Elections, the Property Appraiser, the Water Authority, and the MPO. He also said that previously, when Lake County served as the administrative five county Medical Examiner’s Office, those employees were included in the County plan. He clarified that while many, if not all, of these non-Board employers follow the County employee contribution scheme, there has been no requirement that they do so, and the Board does not monitor the individual benefits offered by the other participants.
Mr. Minkoff reiterated Lake Sumter EMS is a public corporation, owned by Lake and Sumter Counties (approximately three-quarters by Lake County and one-quarter Sumter County). He noted one reason EMS was structured this way was to allow it to have its own set of employee benefits, which are less than those offered to Lake or Sumter County employees. He stated from the inception until now, the EMS employees have participated in the Sumter County health insurance program, which is currently in a self funded program much like Lake County’s plan. He continued, saying for the first time in 2009, Sumter elected to require its employees to pay a nominal amount of $5 to participate in the health insurance program, which increased in 2010 to $10 per month, with a proposed increase to $20 per month in 2011. He commented as an aside that Lake County employees pay $52.50 per month for the basic plan, $69.30 per month for the PPO. He reported the board of EMS, which was appointed by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the Sumter County Commission, elected not to pass this cost to its employees, and Sumter County has told EMS it will no longer be allowed to participate in its plan unless it charges its employees. He said EMS has requested it be allowed to participate in the Lake County plan so it can continue to determine its own benefit levels for its employees.
Mr. Minkoff mentioned there would be no immediate fiscal impact to Lake County from a management standpoint since EMS will be required to pay the Fund the estimated cost of the insurance. He opined if there is any measureable impact initially, it will be to Lake County’s benefit as the overall internal county administrative costs of the plan will be spread over more participants. He added there are other benefits to Lake County in that the risk of a self funded plan is reduced as the group grows larger and in this particular case, on paper at least, EMS employees are demographically younger, which would indicate a lower claims rate than the average Lake County employee. He concluded by saying from the County side, they did not see an objection to including them and recommended approval of the request.
Commr. Conner inquired if Sumter County has the legal authority to require Lake-Sumter EMS to charge their employees.
Mr. Minkoff responded since their health insurance plan is similar to Lake County’s, he assumed they had the right to have that requirement as a condition for participating in their plan.
Commr. Conner asked if they have participated in the last year without following that condition.
Mr. Minkoff replied that yes, they had.
Commr. Conner asked if Sumter County could arbitrarily require the condition to participate in their plan.
Ms. Melanie Marsh, Acting County Attorney, replied Sumter County has the power to say who can participate in the health plan, and if they believe EMS is not participating in an acceptable manner, they could request their removal from the plan.
Commr. Conner inquired if EMS joined the Lake County plan, would EMS employees be required to make the same contributions Lake County employees make.
Mr. Minkoff recommended not imposing that requirement on Lake-Sumter EMS.
Commr. Cadwell clarified if EMS joined Lake County’s plan, they would not pay anything for the individual employee. He said it would not be problematic because when looking at the benefits package as a whole, the County saves money by their not being County employees.
Commr. Conner disagreed with the statement Mr. Minkoff made regarding the possibility of lower claims from EMS employees because on average they were of a younger age than County employees and that this would benefit the County. He stressed that until the claims history has been researched, there is no way to establish whether bringing EMS into the health plan is to the County’s benefit or not. He suggested until EMS acquires private bids on other plans, they could not know if it would be to their benefit to join the Lake County health plan. He reminded the Board of the need to utilize the consultant who was hired to analyze health care benefits, since no information from the consultant pertaining to this issue was provided. He requested the claims history to ensure it would not raise County costs, and to encourage EMS to search for other health care bids.
Commr. Cadwell clarified the Board had done that before and had decided not to do it again. He added an insurance representative visited EMS and informed them with the market where it was last year, Sumter County was the best choice. He then asked what the timeframe was for a decision on this issue.
Mr. Minkoff first reported they did have a consultant review the insurance issue, and everything presented was consistent with what the consultant had found. He suggested bringing the consultant to the meeting to have them verify the information. He then stated they had until October 1, 2010, for EMS to be included in the County’s health plan.
Commr. Cadwell requested this issue be postponed.
On a motion by Commr. Renick, seconded by Commr. Stewart and carried unanimously, by a 4-0 vote, the Board moved to postpone the request for approval to permit Lake-Sumter Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (Lake-Sumter EMS) to participate in the County's employee benefits plans.
COUNTY ATTORNEY’S CONSENT AGENDA (cont.)
Ms. Wendy Breeden, Director of Public Resources, addressed the Board requesting approval of the Management Plan for the Northeast Lake County Scrub Preserve acquired through the County’s Public Lands Management Program. Estimated fiscal impact is $51,691.00. She noted there was no time frame for the plan, but they had two current grants, one for $10,000 and one over $17,000 to assist with this.
Mr. David Hansen, Public Lands Program Manager, gave a PowerPoint presentation to reacquaint the Board with the property proposed for the Scrub Preserve. He reporting the property is located north of State Road 44 within the Royal Trails Community, in the heart of the Ocala/Wekiva corridor. He noted the property was about 63 acres in size, mentioning the previous owner had sectioned off the property into 20 acre lots, adding this was to the County’s benefit because the separate sections acted in the same manner as built-in fire breaks. He said the property cost $950,000 when the County acquired it. He described the community composition as mostly sand pine scrub community with some mixed wetland hardwoods, freshwater marshes and wet prairies. He listed the Florida black bear, gopher tortoise, and the Florida sandhill crane as some of the animal species present on the property, noting the black bear is very prevalent in the area. He remarked the only invasive exotic plant and animal species that presented a problem were rose natal grass and feral hogs.
Mr. Hansen continued the presentation, addressing the management goals, saying they wished for restoration to early successional scrub. He specified that the blueprint for this restoration would be using the Florida scrub-jay as an “umbrella species”, creating conditions that scrub-jays prefer to guide them in their management plan. He explained that to accomplish this they would need to maintain an optimal height of shrub layer, which is about four to four and a half feet, with at least 10 percent of the territory at this height and the remainder of the vegetation at the optimal height or shorter, and no more than one acre taller than five and a half feet. He added if any overstory trees were present, there should be less than one tree per acre to prevent the threat of predators such as raptors, which would use the height of the trees to hunt the scrub-jays. He remarked it would be best to maintain a one thousand foot non-forested buffer between the scrub-jay territory and the forest, and said they would be in contact with the Seminole State Forest officials in regards to this issue. He described the open ground management guidelines, which would require 10 to 50 percent bare sand or sparse herbaceous vegetation because scrub-jays cache acorns and would also allow for tortoises and promote recharge.
Mr. Hansen discussed the key land management activities, stating they would be timber thinning, mechanical preparation, fire line installation, prescribed burning, and invasive exotic plant and animal control or removal. He continued, reporting the conceptual site plan, saying they would be calling the property a preserve as opposed to a reserve and adding that the property was probably their most ecologically significant acquisition. He expressed it was a very delicate ecosystem because there are not many invasive plant species, which indicates there has not been much traffic in that area. He said they would like to maintain the integrity of the property as it is developed, so they would only promote traffic to the extent of guided tours and hiking trails. He referred to the grants that had been received to assist with creation of the Northeast Lake County Scrub Preserve, one from the US Fish and Wildlife Service as part of their partnership program and a grant for $10,000 from the Nature Conservancy. He said these grants premised on the fact that they are going to develop the property for scrub-jays. He added they are hoping the timber harvest will net additional funds which could be used to further finance the project and minimize or eliminate the need for “out of pocket” money to be used towards the development and restoration of the site.
Commr. Conner inquired if the Board was being asked to approve the funding or the concept of the project.
Mr. Hansen responded the request was to approve the management plan for the property.
Commr. Conner asked if the project was being financed from the land management fund and not the general fund.
Commr. Renick replied the committee that designed the management plan is aware of the budget situation; they had created the plan as the ideal but would not do anything they could not afford. She noted it was nice there were grants to help with funding, but no additional funding would be budgeted since they do not have the money.
Commr. Conner asked if money was available to manage the land or if it was only for property acquisition.
Mr. Hansen answered that when they realized they were reaching a point where they wanted to improve the property, specifically infrastructure type of improvements, they had money set aside from the referendum for that. He added the money is also being used to help fund the right of way acquisition for the South Lake Trail. He remarked the management of the property has been funded through the general fund or grants, and they are trying to acquire as many grants or other money sources as they can.
Commr. Conner asked Mr. Minkoff if there was any general fund money budgeted for this.
Mr. Minkoff answered in the proposed budget there is some money in the Public Lands budget for maintenance of these properties.
Commr. Conner inquired if, other than general fund money, they could use the money from the referendum to manage the property.
Mr. Minkoff said no, they could not. He specified the money was allocated to acquisition and improvement, which are separate from management.
Commr. Renick remarked they are not building any structures or building restrooms or picnic tables, they are preparing for prescribed burns.
Commr. Conner expressed concern for spending general fund money.
Commr. Renick reassured the money would not be spent if it was not available. She opined that additional income could be provided through the pine that would be harvested from the property.
On a motion by Commr. Renick, seconded by Commr. Stewart and carried unanimously, by a 4-0 vote, the Board approved the Management Plan for the Northeast Lake County Scrub Preserve.
Mr. Jim Stivender, Jr., Public Works Director, addressed the Board, noting that Tabs 6 through 10 were pertaining to ARRA money that was reallocated to Lake County for additional projects. He mentioned these projects did not make the first round of requests for use of ARRA funds, but they had made the second round and were approved by Tallahassee. He commended his staff for their work in creating the projects. He updated Tab 6, saying the agreement was modified as of Friday, July 23, 2010, because there would no longer be a local match of funds as previously stated, and $750,000 was received for the Lakeshore Bridge project from Congresswoman Brown-Waite’s office that was earmarked from last year. He noted because of this, the $2.4 million project would be completely federally funded. He mentioned there would be a 15 percent match each for Tab 7 (Sleepy Hollow Road), Tab 8 (County Road 44), Tab 9 (County Road 48), and Tab 10 (County Road 452). He stressed the 15 percent match would be spent towards resurfacing projects regardless, and the 85 percent bonus from the state would help stretch the local dollar further. He reported the projects would be put out for bids in the fall, and they would be completed during the winter, except for the bridge project. He said he would be speaking about the projects again at the August 17, 2010, meeting when they go over the entire program. He added they have received a combined sum of over $13 million in ARRA funds, with approximately $1.6 million in local funds to complete the projects. He reported the County had resurfaced 43 miles of County roads with those funds, adding that in the last 20 years the County had only worked on three bridges, but with the aid of federal funding they had completed three bridges in two years. He requested the Board approve Tabs 6 through 10.
On a motion by Commr. Renick, seconded by Commr. Stewart and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved the County Attorney’s Consent Agenda, Tabs 6 through 10 as follows:
Request from Public Works for authorization to execute Revised Exhibit B (schedule of funding) of the Local Agency Program Agreement (LAP) with the Florida Department of Transportation in the amount of $2,421,098.00, for the Stimulus Project - Lakeshore Drive Bridge, Project No. 2010-18, Bid No. 10-0033, FPN# 428436-1-58-01, and to expend $1,961,089.00 from the Federal/State Grants – LAP Projects fund and $460,009.00 from Renewal Sales Tax – Roads fund. Fiscal Impact is $2,421,098.00. Commission District #2.
Request from Public Works for authorization to execute Revised Exhibit B (schedule of funding) of the Local Agency Program Agreement (LAP) with the Florida Department of Transportation in the amount of $143,187.00, for the Stimulus Project - Sleepy Hollow Road, Project No. 2010-12, Bid No. 10-0021, FPN# 428522-1-58-01, and to expend $121,708.00 from the Federal/State Grants – LAP Projects fund and $21,479 from Renewal Sales Tax – Resurfacing fund. Fiscal Impact is $143,187.00. Commission District #1.
Request from Public Works for authorization to execute Revised Exhibit B (schedule of funding) of the Local Agency Program Agreement (LAP) with the Florida Department of Transportation in the amount of $408,598.00, for the Stimulus Project - CR-44, Project No. 2010-13, Bid No. 10-0022, FPN# 428521-1-58-01, and to expend $347,308.00 from the Federal/State Grants – LAP Projects fund and $61,290.00 from Renewal Sales Tax – Resurfacing fund. Fiscal Impact is $408,598.00. Commission District #1.
Request from Public Works for authorization to execute Revised Exhibit B (schedule of funding) of the Local Agency Program Agreement (LAP) with the Florida Department of Transportation in the amount of $2,922,895.00, for the Stimulus Project - CR-48, Project No. 2010-14, Bid No. 10-0023, FPN# 428519-1-58-01, and to expend $2,484,460.00 from the Federal/State Grants – LAP Projects fund and $438,435.00 from Renewal Sales Tax – Resurfacing fund. Fiscal Impact is $2,922,895.00. Commission District #3.
Request from Public Works for authorization to execute Revised Exhibit B (schedule of funding) of the Local Agency Program Agreement (LAP) with the Florida Department of Transportation in the amount of $830,229.00, for the Stimulus Project - CR-452, Project No. 2010-15, Bid No. 10-0024, FPN# 428520-1-58-01, and to expend $501,108.00 from the Federal/State Grants – LAP Projects fund and $329,121.00 from Renewal Sales Tax – Resurfacing fund. Fiscal Impact is $830,229.00. Commission District #5.
REPORTS – COUNTY MANAGER
county comprehensive plan
The County Manager informed the Board the Department of Community Affairs has found the County’s Comprehensive Plan in compliance with exception of the map amendments. The County is in the 21 day period to see if it gets challenged by the public; otherwise the plan will go into effect.
REPORTS – COMMISSIONER HILL – DISTRICT 1
family day proclamation
On a motion by Commr. Conner, seconded by Commr. Renick and carried unanimously, by a 4-0 vote, the Board approved Proclamation No. 2010-88 to recognize Monday, September 27th as Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children.
reports – commissioner renick – vice chairman and district 2
second annual green symposium
Commr. Renick reminded the Board about the Second Annual Green Symposium being held at the Mission Inn on Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30, 2010. She asked Ms. Amye King, Growth Management Director, to say a few words to the Board regarding the Symposium.
Ms. King, leader of the County’s Green Team, addressed the Board. She restated the Second Annual Green Symposium would be held at the Mission Inn on Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30, 2010. She mentioned there were two tracks to the event, one that was free to the public and had information on such things as natural living and retrofitting for energy efficiency, the other dedicated to technical specialists both professionals and interested citizens. She added they would be offering continuing education credits for planners. She noted the cost for the technical track was $100.
Education Foundation Dance Competition
Commr. Renick reported Chief Deputy Peyton Grinnelle was the winner of the Education Foundation’s Stepping Out Dance Competition.
reports – commissioner conner – district 3
lawn maintenance concerns
Commr. Conner reported the town of Astatula expressed concerns regarding the level of service provided for the lawn maintenance of the right of way.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 9:56 a.m.
welton g. cadwell, chairman
NEIL KELLY, CLERK