A special MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
february 12, 2014
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in a special retreat session on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at the Emergency Communications and Operations Center (ECOC), Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: Jimmy Conner, Chairman; Sean Parks, Vice Chairman; Timothy I. Sullivan; Leslie Campione; and Welton G. Cadwell. Others present were: David Heath, County Manager; Sanford A. “Sandy” Minkoff, County Attorney; Wendy Taylor, Executive Office Manager; Barbara F. Lehman, Chief Deputy Clerk, County Finance; and Susan Boyajan, Deputy Clerk.
call to order
Commr. Conner called the retreat to order and explained that this would be a continuation of the discussions of the last retreat that was held on January 21.
further discussion of goals
Mr. David Heath, County Manager, explained that he put a list together of things they had discussed at the last retreat, and then he tried to identify those items which would require some additional fiscal outlay in response to Commr. Cadwell’s subsequent request to identify which of those would involve additional cost. He noted, however, that some of those would be cost effective in the long run, although they would initially cost the County money. He added that he also attempted to find commonality in the comments made by the Commissioners at that retreat, which he listed in the backup information that he handed out at this meeting, and he pointed out that the sales tax was by far the number one issue.
Commr. Conner suggested that they talk about the shared goals that they had discussed at the last meeting, and he commented that it was important for the Board to set deadlines to make sure things get done in a timely manner. He opined that the Board has a very good reputation in the community for being focused and conservative, and he related that one of his goals was to continue that reputation.
Commr. Campione mentioned that she would be participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the segment of the recreational trail on the Orange County-Lake County line on Thursday, February 20, although she emphasized that she was not planning on running during that ceremony. She also explained that the County would be drawing attention to the Lake County side by having members of the Mount Dora roadrunners, a running club, run from the Lake County parking area to the ribbon cutting, which she estimated at a distance of about five miles, and she related that she will ask the Orange County officials not to cut the ribbon until those runners come in from Lake County. She suggested that they could organize an event for County employees on a Saturday that involves use of that trail, and she expressed some concern about whether there were signs along the trail which warned about the possibility of alligators.
Commr. Sullivan related that he had looked at the file of information about the sales tax renewal that was done 15 years ago and informally talked to the cities about this issue as part of his position with the League of Cities. He further explained that the general consensus of the cities was that they wanted to continue the penny sales tax as it currently is at one-third for the cities, one-third for the County, and one-third for the school system, since they consider it an important part of their infrastructure growth and believe it is a fair tax. He added that the cities feel that all of the entities involved need to show a unified front in order to move forward and maintain this tax. He also related that he has talked to the School Board members and the Superintendent about the continuation of the penny sales tax, who all expressed a belief that this tax was a necessary part of their growth and capital improvement program, although there was no consensus about how to divide that penny, with one suggestion to change the formula to rotate a 50 percent share for a period of time to each entity in turn.
Commr. Parks elaborated that School Board Member Bill Mathias suggested that the County get a 50-percent share for the first five years and then rotate that every five years.
Commr. Campione added that the caveat to that suggestion was that the County would have to use the extra amount above a one-third share for sidewalk construction.
Commr. Conner asked Mr. Heath to give a brief review of what the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee’s (CFAC) opinion was regarding the sales tax.
Mr. Heath responded that he recalls that the CFAC came up with a series of funding recommendations during the road impact fee review, and one of those was to cut out the School Board in the reauthorization of the sales tax.
Commr. Conner clarified that the CFAC wanted the cities and the County to divide that money. He opined that the public currently has confidence in the County and the cities, and he had some concerns about including the School Board in this issue. He asked if it was possible to have two referendums regarding the sales tax.
Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney, answered that there could be two referendums regarding the sales tax, but the referendum would entail either a yes or no vote, and the School Board could do a separate request for a half cent.
Commr. Cadwell opined that it would be best to include the School Board in the referendum and to keep the formula that they currently have, since they can show the citizens that that formula has worked, and he suggested that they show and identify to the public the accomplishments from the project list from the first penny as well as present a realistic new project list. He also commented that he did not believe they could pass a penny and a half sales tax which would amount to an additional half cent tax over what is currently there all in the same election cycle.
Commr. Sullivan stated that he agrees with that and commented that the best possibility of getting the sales tax passed is to divide it in thirds among all three entities and for all those entities to clearly show what those dollars would be used for.
Commr. Campione asked whether the School Board could disagree with the County about the division of the penny and issue a referendum on their own.
Mr. Minkoff responded that he would check the Statute, but he believes that it would require an interlocal agreement for the School Board to share the proceeds.
Commr. Campione suggested that they have a discussion with the School Board to determine whether they agree with the division of the penny so that the Board could regroup if necessary.
Commr. Cadwell suggested that they think about what is important to the voters who will be voting in this election, and he opined that the school system could run an effective campaign that would garner sympathy and support by focusing on the needs of the children in the county.
Commr. Conner related that the School Board bonded the money that came in from the last sales tax renewal and rebuilt or renovated every high school in the county, and he noted that every community in the county acquired a new school at that time. He clarified that there was consensus on the Board for a one-third share of the penny sales tax each for the County, School Board, and the cities and that the next step was to communicate with the School Board to get their response.
Mr. Heath recommended that the Board put this issue on the agenda as an action item for the Board to authorize the Chairman to send a letter to the School Board and the League of Cities.
Commr. Sullivan commented that during the campaign to present this to the public, the municipalities, the County, and the school system would need to inform people what the money would be used for as part of that campaign.
Commr. Campione asked if the School Board would be able to use the sales tax money to retire existing debt service.
Mr. Minkoff responded that that money can only be used for new debt service after the date that it goes into effect.
Commr. Conner suggested that they focus on public safety when presenting this to the public to be used for things such as ambulances and Sheriff’s vehicles, since he believes that this community supports public safety.
Commr. Cadwell pointed out that the goals mentioned in the last workshop after the sales tax renewal were economic development, public safety, and parks; and he commented that he believed improving their transportation system with the sales tax money would benefit economic development, although the County’s road system is currently underfunded. He added that the issues of roads, EMS and parks were important for safety, creation of jobs, and quality of life.
Commr. Campione stated that part of the Board’s official action will be to identify their own priorities and then ask the School Board to identify theirs.
Commr. Cadwell opined that it would be easy to identify and show everyone what the majority of the money will go towards and the type of projects that it will be used for, and he clarified that their focus would be on their transportation network, public safety, and quality of life, which would include libraries.
Commr. Sullivan recommended that they put the sales tax on the ballot in 2015, which would be a general election for primarily municipalities, and he noted that his research indicated that there would be more constitutional amendments on the ballot during the election of a governor or president which would result in a more congested ballot, which would distract from this important issue.
Commr. Conner noted that their consultant would help the Board figure out the demographics of the different elections and what demographic group would be more likely to pass this referendum. He opined that he believed it would be better to have more citizens vote on this issue, and city elections attracted a lot less voters than general elections did.
Commr. Sullivan commented that the super-voters are people who always turn out.
Commr. Conner opined that conservative people will vote for this sales tax if they see the need and they feel the money is being spent wisely.
Mr. Minkoff specified that the election for the last time the sales tax was renewed was in 2001 at the same time as the city elections.
Commr. Cadwell cautioned about putting it on the ballot at the same time as numerous amendments, since they wanted people to be able to think it through and vote on an uncluttered ballot.
Commr. Campione opined that the citizens who vote in municipal elections are those that would be more informed on important issues.
Commr. Sullivan added that the tax would renew in 2017 if they had the election in 2015, which would give all the entities involved enough time to adjust their budgets if it did not pass, and they would be able to try to get the referendum passed again in 2016.
Commr. Cadwell commented that the voters historically vote for an issue that makes sense and that they believe in, such as the previous sales tax referendum and the public lands initiative.
Commr. Conner agreed that people will respond if they were responsible with their money and show the need, and he expressed concern about a lack of public confidence in the School Board at this time, which he believed the School Board needed to work on.
Commr. Campione expressed an opinion that the Board should let the School Board work out their problems on their own, although she feels that it affects their community.
Commr. Cadwell commented that it would be beneficial for economic development if the County could show companies thinking of relocating to Lake County that they are committed to the infrastructure as well as the school system, which working together towards this sales tax would demonstrate.
Commr. Sullivan commented that the Board needs to get the business community involved to help the County with the sales tax issue, and he indicated that he will discuss this with the Chambers and the organizations that he was involved with to make sure that the County has their support.
Commr. Parks indicated that the Chamber Alliance really wants to help with this issue, and he noted that that organization may have a connection to other business segments of their economy that could also be helpful.
Commr. Cadwell stated that they should be thinking about other organizations they could ask to step forward as private citizens to lead this effort besides the ones they already know of such as the Chamber Alliance, the Home Builders Association, and the Board of Realtors who would want to get involved and understand the value to the community of having infrastructure, and he suggested that they could possibly ask the utility companies to help.
Commr. Campione suggested that they find some point people within the Chamber Alliance organization, since they are in a great position to identify the businesses that would get involved in supporting them.
Mr. Minkoff mentioned that school boards have the ability to ask for an additional ad valorem tax that has to be voted on by the residents.
Commr. Campione pointed out that they would generate more from the sales tax than that ad valorem tax.
Mr. Minkoff added that the ad valorem tax had a more limited timeframe than the sales tax.
Commr. Sullivan stated that the private sector could hire a consultant, do polling, and make sure to the best of their ability that the County is on track, and the County needs to make sure they are fiscally sound with the money. He opined that they needed to start planning for this effort now, and putting it on the ballot in 2015 would give them time to put all of this together and do it right.
Commr. Conner asked how they would identify the committee.
Mr. Minkoff emphasized that it could not be the County’s committee and needed to be a private group.
Commr. Cadwell suggested that they look at the list of who served on it last time, but cautioned that they should have a very limited participation by just referring those people to contact the Chamber Alliance.
Commr. Campione also suggested that they forward that list to the Chamber Alliance.
Commr. Sullivan mentioned that Mr. Jeff Smith from Tavares was the new President of the Chamber Alliance, and Mr. Mike Bucher was the former president. He indicated that he will continue to work on this issue for the Board, but he wanted to make sure he did everything above board. He related that he had talked to the consultant that worked on this for the County years ago and have a good understanding of how it was done last time. He noted that he will be a point of contact for him to contact the business community.
Commr. Cadwell suggested that the agenda item state that they will notify the School Board and the cities in writing that the Board would like to reinstate the sales tax in 2015 and keep the current formula of one-third/one-third/one-third. He also expressed concern about the way the letters would be worded.
Mr. Heath asked whether this will be a final decision or if they will give the cities and the School Board the opportunity to come back and argue that the distribution should be done differently.
Commr. Cadwell stated that they should have a discussion letting everyone know that the Board thinks this is the best way to handle this.
Commr. Campione added that they should let them know that the Board wants to move forward towards an interlocal agreement to that effect.
Mr. Heath asked if the interlocal agreement has to be signed before or after the referendum.
Mr. Minkoff answered that they would need to have it before the referendum, because the referendum has to have a general description of what they would spend the money on.
Commr. Conner opined that Commr. Sullivan should be the point person with the cities, since he is the liaison, and the School Board, since he has been working on this for the last several months.
Commr. Cadwell stated that they needed to take action to ask their Chairman to write a letter to ensure everyone that this is on behalf of the Board.
Mr. Heath stated that he was planning on having the specific letter on the agenda, have the Chairman sign it, and then designate Commr. Sullivan as the point person in the letter.
Commr. Conner elaborated that after that letter is approved and sent to the School Board and the cities to see whether they have an agreement or not, they will move forward if there was agreement, but if not they would have to decide what they will do at that point.
Commr. Campione asked whether they should specify in the letter that the Board wished for the Chamber Alliance to take the lead on organizing this effort.
Commr. Sullivan suggested that they mention that they were working throughout the community, since every Chamber might have different ideas and ways of doing things.
Mr. Minkoff cautioned against doing anything that would run the risk of violating the Sunshine Law, and he pointed out that the Board members did not participate at all the last time, since the business community ran the campaign.
recess and reassembly
The Chairman announced at 11:15 a.m. that there would be a 13-minute break.
south lake sector plan
Mr. Heath reported that he has an agenda item regarding the Sector Plan coming to the Board on April 22, and he was hoping to schedule a transmittal public hearing if the Board was comfortable with the plan at that time. He added that the Economic Development Department is verifying and redoing the numbers regarding the number of units and the acreage numbers in the Sector Plan, and they would look at recoloring the maps based on that input. He related that they had a request from Clermont to have a joint work session in order to present the final numbers and data during an evening meeting at about 6:00 p.m. in the Community Building in Clermont, but he has not been able to coordinate a mutually good time with them. He asked whether the Board wanted to have the transmittal hearing the same day as Cemex or in June.
Commr. Parks commented that it was important to meet with the City of Clermont before the Board votes to transmit the Sector Plan.
Mr. Heath stated that he will look at scheduling that on April 8 or May 6.
Commr. Cadwell asked whether some of the transportation questions will be answered by the time they get ready to transmit or if they will just identify uses and corridors.
Commr. Parks responded that he did not see that they would get any significant news from the state by April regarding the PD&E.
Commr. Campione pointed out that wide swaths of corridors will be shown. She asked if they could change the time of the meeting with Clermont to 5:00 or 5:30 p.m. so that everyone does not get back so late. She commented that the purpose of that workshop was for the two boards to get information at the same time and to ask questions, but she opined that it should not turn into a public hearing, since the transmittal hearing will be a public hearing.
Commr. Sullivan suggested that they schedule the workshop from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Commr. Conner commented that that was a brilliant idea.
Commr. Parks commented that he does not think that the Sector Plan discussion would be contentious, since the City of Clermont shares the same concerns and goals as the County to move away from housing and towards economic development, although he does not know how the City Council will act together as a group.
Commr. Cadwell expressed a concern that sector plans are designed to be somewhat vague, but he emphasized that the Board has got to limit the residential percentage in this process.
Commr. Parks related that staff would be presenting some numbers that he believed would show possible build-out development scenarios for about 20,000 units for the whole Sector Plan, with an expected plan for 16,000 units, which would be a reduction and a focus on the things the County wants, such as economic growth, water protection, and the quality of life issues.
Mr. Heath elaborated that the real issue regarding this will be the linkage between housing and jobs and whether it will have to actually generate the jobs or just set the property aside for jobs.
Commr. Campione commented that they could look at it very favorably from the standpoint of setting land aside within each one of those DSAP areas, and she noted that the market would drive it. She pointed out that land that is set aside for economic development would sit as large swaths of open space until it is developed, which would also prevent the whole area from becoming residential. She added that this would be incorporating road networks and utilities next to an urban center and leave potential for the commercial to come when the market drives it.
Commr. Cadwell expressed a concern about the possibility of urban sprawl if all of the residential is developed with the rest staying open space, although that would not happen if commercial and residential were tied closely together.
Commr. Parks responded that they would have certain land use categories that are brought on the map that have a certain jobs to housing ratio in South Lake where the ratio was currently low, and he believed that the revisions staff is making could make that ratio even higher.
Commr. Campione elaborated that each DSAP will have a specific jobs-to-housing ratio, and then there will be an overall ratio for the entire Sector Plan.
Commr. Parks specified that the ratio overall will be 1.5 to 1, and it will be higher in some areas in order to make up for other areas that are more residential.
Commr. Campione asked whether the ratio would be flexible enough to swap housing and commercial areas among the separate DSAP’s.
Mr. Heath cautioned against the Board having to grow the Planning Department in order to administer the Sector Plan, and he mentioned that Commr. Campione was referring to a transfer of development rights, which would be extremely difficult to track with private transactions going on between property owners on a large scale.
Commr. Campione commented that they could think of that for the future rather than right now if they found as time went on that there were areas that were developing more for commercial purposes and did not want to leave any for residential.
Commr. Cadwell pointed out that historically housing has driven commercial in Lake County, but he opined that the lapse of time after housing has been developed will be a problem which he believes will lead to the same problem they have previously had in South Lake County of too much residential development. He also was concerned that the road construction planned for the transportation corridors would push the commercial back even further, since it would make it easier for people to drive to Orange County where the commercial already exists.
Commr. Campione pointed out that the draw of that location is the proximity to downtown Orlando, the airports, and Medical City; and she saw that area as an open canvas and not just an abandoned orange grove, where there was an opportunity to do a great combination of uses. She commented that even though housing might go in first, there is a long-term plan to land a large corporate entity in that location, and they will have the tools to make that happen.
Commr. Parks pointed out that nothing may happen in that area for another ten years because of the economy and the market, but they are planning for the next 30 years and beyond with some key concepts from the Sector Plan as their guide. He also mentioned that the DSAPs would have to come before the County Commission for approval.
Commr. Sullivan elaborated that requiring the jobs-to-housing ratio or the commercial-industrial ratio would set the parameters for that housing to be of the quality that would be financially worthwhile for the developer, which he believes would eliminate the tract housing that everyone is concerned about. He also opined that the developer has to have the flexibility to do what he needs to do to achieve those ratios, including building town homes around town centers.
Commr. Campione opined that there were checks and balances in the DSAP approach that would result in development that was different than what was done before, and she commented that the property owners will have too much money invested in the infrastructure and other costs involved in the DSAP such as getting the road built, the value of their land, and the cost they put into the planning of their DSAP to sell off land for tract housing rather than real projects.
Commr. Conner related that there seems to be a debate among some of the property owners in the Sector Plan area about densities, and he asked how they would find the right balance between densities and open space.
Commr. Cadwell opined that the public is confused about the fact that this plan was referring to land allocation rather than allocation of the number of rooftops, and he expressed concern that the public perception is that the land uses will be developed concurrently.
Commr. Parks indicated that he could come up with some very supportable scenarios for 20,000 homes if they did nothing.
Mr. Heath explained that another challenge is that the land owners want fewer land use categories, and this will be an attempt to strike a middle ground and a range.
Commr. Campione indicated that she would like to see a generic prototype illustrating what a 1,000-acre DSAP could look like from an acreage standpoint showing lakes, wetlands, and uplands.
Commr. Parks commented that another Board in the future could possibly throw this plan out, but at least this will set the County on the right track at this point and is a step in promoting more job centers than they currently have.
Commr. Cadwell expressed concern that since the land values are down, developers will try to get rid of their land for whatever price they can get.
Commr. Campione suggested that they put some criteria that they were looking for into the DSAP, which would force the developer into having an end user in mind and limit the amount of residential that could be built.
Commr. Sullivan added that they can leave it up to the developer as to how they want to accomplish those criteria, and he commented that each 100-acre DSAP needs to be coordinated with the other 15,000 acres in the Sector Plan area. He clarified that the point of the Sector Plan is to have development in the way that they think would meet the needs of the community, but it has to be flexible and profitable enough for someone to be able to do it.
Commr. Campione suggested that the Board meet before the meeting with Clermont on April 22.
Commr. Conner agreed that he liked the idea of meeting beforehand.
parks and recreation
Commr. Conner commented that the Board has been stymied economically on funding for parks, although parks were very important for the county’s quality of life, and he related that he hoped that part of the proceeds from the sales tax would be spent on parks if they get that tax renewed. He noted that the County has invested little money in the Tavares area, and he asked for consideration in the long-term for the plan for a regional park designated for that area. He also mentioned that they have money budgeted from a grant for the Miracle Field, which was important to him, and he also believed that doing something in South Lake was important, since the need is great even though they have already done a lot in that location.
Commr. Cadwell pointed out that the National Training Center project was done with the use of TDC (Tourist Development Council) money, and the County has promised for years to get the facility built in South Lake.
Commr. Campione asked how much money is available right now from the sales tax that is designated for the use of parks.
Mr. Heath responded that currently $1.2 million is available.
Commr. Parks asked whether they have reached out to ask if the City of Groveland was interested in partnership opportunities.
Commr. Sullivan pointed out that there has been a large change in Groveland leadership including a new mayor, but initially the City did not think the park was at the right location.
Commr. Cadwell related that during a town hall meeting he had attended there, that particular parcel was not well-accepted, but they had other plans for the parcel that they had identified.
Commr. Campione elaborated that Commr. Cadwell attended that meeting because of his experience with the North Lake Park.
Commr. Conner opined that they have gotten a good return on the money they have given to the National Training Center, because they have had events and have filled hotels.
Commr. Campione asked how far the $1.2 million available would go to build a park at the South Lake location that had been discussed.
Ms. Wendy Breeden, Public Resources Director, responded that the road needs to be improved, and there was no infrastructure there. She added that there would be grading, site work, and conceptual plans that would be needed there.
Commr. Conner mentioned that the Big House has had a lot of sporting events at their facility, and asked if the County was working with that facility for promoting hotel stays.
Commr. Cadwell answered that the County’s Economic Development and Tourism staff has been working with them through Mr. Adam Ashton, Sports Development Representative, and they were also using some of the County’s other facilities such as North Lake.
Mr. Heath added that he had signed some sponsorships with the Big House that morning. He also explained that the department heads had the information to develop a plan for parks, roads, and sidewalks, which could then be brought to the Board for approval.
Commr. Sullivan stated that he thought it was important for them to talk about the priorities such as fire, EMS, and public safety, and he pointed out that the EMS service is highly subsidized by their general fund. He agreed that public safety is highly supported by their community, but he is not sure the County is getting the most for their money in the area of firefighting, since that has changed from what it had been in the past.
Commr. Campione pointed out that paramedics were also housed in the fire stations in order for them to get to people who have medical emergencies and need medical care.
Commr. Conner commented that it was not cost effective to try to give the same service in a rural area as in a populated area, although that is what they have been trying to do in the county.
Commr. Sullivan commented that fiscally the priorities have to be laid out coming into the budget, especially in the area of capital expenditures, which was why he was supportive of an ISBA that would result in coordination of those services and would reduce the cost to the taxpayers.
Commr. Campione commented that the fire budget is primarily funded by the fire assessment except for the ALS supplement and not the general fund, and sales tax proceeds and money left over from the lawsuit can take care some of the capital needs that have been put off.
Commr. Conner related that Sheriff Gary Borders has made it clear in the last month that he has needs and that they have shown their needs regarding ambulances. He opined that the biggest issue facing the Board over the next two or three years is the sales tax, and they have to make sure they frame the issues properly and show what their priorities are, which he believed should include public safety and parks, which contributed to the quality of life.
Commr. Sullivan opined that infrastructure such as sidewalks should be a priority also.
Commr. Parks mentioned that Lake County has been very helpful with the Camp La-No- Che Boy Scout camp’s permitting for a large aquatic center and a slide at their Paisley facility, and he pointed out that 50 percent of the campers there are from out of the central Florida region and out of state. He requested that the Board let them do a short presentation on the economic impact of their facility.
Mr. Heath noted that Commr. Cadwell and Commr. Campione talked at the January retreat about changing their relationship with Lake Tech, which has not been brought up at this meeting so far.
Commr. Sullivan explained that Rep. Larry Metz did not know the amount of money they were requesting, although he believed it was $2 million.
Commr. Campione stated that she will work on that with staff to make sure to relay the needed information.
Commr. Sullivan summarized the relationship they have with Lake Tech by stating that the Board wants to help them be successful, which will help the County develop economically, and there was a huge need for those educational programs.
Commr. Campione added that the Economic Development staff is immersed in the manufacturing business, and she believes there is some good potential for economic development. She commented that the County’s goals totally overlap with this program, and they have an opportunity to make a difference. She related that these programs at Lake Tech will give people in Lake County an opportunity to learn a skill set that allows them to have a good income and fit in well with the Board’s goals regarding economic development.
Commr. Cadwell opined that technical schools need to be flexible to survive more now than ever because of the competition from community colleges and other educational facilities, and the County could help mold their curriculum into what they think would best help their work force.
Commr. Sullivan added that when he was on the School Board, the biggest issue they had with technical training was being in competition with Lake-Sumter Community College (LSCC).
Commr. Campione related that LSCC was given a large amount of money last year by the legislature for a technical school in Sumter County, which she commented was very similar to what Lake Tech does in Lake County, but she commented that Lake Tech was a great resource.
Commr. Cadwell suggested that Mr. Heath discuss with Mr. Chandler what the County needs to do regarding Lake Tech that would help that facility.
Mr. Heath suggested that Dr. Diane Culpepper, Lake Tech Director, address the Board possibly during a work session, and he also believed that a representative from LSCC should also be there to give the Board an update on the legislative allocation.
Commr. Campione added that Dr. Culpepper could give them an update about the Advanced Manufacturing Center.
Commr. Conner concluded that there was a consensus for the Board to hear those updates, and he mentioned that all of the Commissioners would be attending Lake County Days.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m.
jimmy conner, chairman
NEIL KELLY, CLERK