NOVEMBER 21, 1973

A special meeting of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners was called for Wednesday, November 21, 1973 at 1:30 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida, to have a general discussion with the Planning and Zoning Commission.

The Chairman called the meeting to order with the following members present:  C. A. Deems, Chairman; James R. Carson, Jr., Thomas J. Windram, J. M. Hoskinson, and Glenn C. Burhans.  Others present were:  James C. Watkins, Clerk and Debby Potter, Deputy Clerk.

planning and zoning

Michael Willett, County Planner, stated that he has been taking a look at the Planning Department and how it operates compared to other counties.  Mr. Willett would like any suggestions from the Board regarding reorganization of the Planning Department.

Mr. Willett reported that a Mobile Home Study will be presented to the Board within 60 days.  This study will indicate how many mobile homes there are in Lake County, where they are located, how many permits were issued, and why Lake County has more mobile homes than other counties.

Mr. Willett said that he would like to utilize the studies of the Green Swamp by the State to present a counter proposal.

The Board and the Planning and Zoning Commission agreed that all information presented to the Zoning Board should be presented to the Board of County Commissioners.

Commr. Carson again brought up the idea of eliminating undeveloped C-1, C-2, and M-1 and have PUD’s or MP or CP zoning.

The Board and the Commission discussed the possibility of the Planning and Zoning Commission making the final decision and the Board of County Commissioners the Appeal Board.


On motion of Commr. Hoskinson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, James C. Watkins, Clerk, was appointed project director of the Law Enforcement Assistance Act Communication Project and Criminal Justice Comprehensive Plan.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.



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CLERK                                                                                                                                                                       chairman