MAY 30, 1973

The Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, convened in special session in the Planning and Zoning Building, Tavares, Florida, at 1:30 P.M. on May 30, 1973, to consider grant programs under the Governor’s Council for Criminal Justice.

The Chairman called the meeting to order with the following members present:  C. A. Deems, Chairman; James R. Carson, Jr.; J. M. Hoskinson, Glenn C. Burhans, Thomas J. Windram.  Others present were:  James C. Watkins, Clerk of Circuit Court; Joseph E. Flynn, County Planning Director, Doris Babb, Financial Officer, and Norma H. Coven, Deputy Clerk.

state agencies

Commr. Hoskinson reported that he had checked with Osceola and Orange Counties but they do not participate in the funding of the Volunteer Counselor Program.  They act as sub-grantee and pay the funds monthly to Youth Programs, Inc.  The United Appeal has contributed matching funds for these counties for the past three years.  Seminole County is the only other county which has been asked to match funds and they have done so, accepting the same plan as has been presented to Lake County.  Commr. Windram pointed out that the amount of money required to match the grant is not insurmountable.  He feels that if the Program will maintain the status quo at the Juvenile Shelter that it is worthwhile.  It was moved by Commr. Carson and seconded by Commr. Burhans to appropriate the $3,750.00 for The Volunteer Counselor Program on a one-year basis.  The motion was carried unanimously with the provision that the acceptance of the contract with Youth Programs, Inc. be subject to the approval of the County Attorney.

Commr. Hoskinson presented the Board with the information he obtained regarding the consultants for the program of the Governor’s Council on Criminal Justice.  For this Program, Lake County will receive $17,500.00 which it will match with $1,945.00 for a total budget of $19,445.00.  This Plan will enable the County to establish a comprehensive Criminal Justice System which will reduce the strain on existing agencies.  On motion of Commr. Hoskinson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved Carter Associates to handle the Program.

laws and legislature

The County Attorney recommended sending another telegram to the Legislature concerning the Sovereign Immunity Bill which is on the floor this afternoon.  A motion to do so was made by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Hoskinson and carried unanimously.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 2:20 o’clock p.m.



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Clerk                                                                                                                                                                       CHAIRMAN