NOVEMBER 13, 1975

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners convened in special session on Thursday, November 13, 1975, at 3:00 p.m., in the Commissioners’ Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida.  Present were:  Jim Hoskinson, Chairman; Thomas J. Windram; C.A. Deems; Glenn C. Burhans; and James R. Carson, Jr.  Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; and Andrea Gambrell, Deputy Clerk.

public health

At this time Mr. Ford presented to the Board copies of a Resolution requested by Commr. Burhans which would prohibit the dumping of fish heads in the “green boxes” when they are placed in the Astor area.  Commr. Burhans stated that Town and County Refuse does not haul this type of refuse.  Discussion was held.  On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board adopted the Resolution presented by Mr. Ford as amended.


Commr. Hoskinson stated that he had been approached by the Leesburg Humane Society requesting permission to use the Board of County Commissioners’

 Room on Thursday, November 20, 1975, at 7:00 P.M. for a reorganizational meeting of this Society.  On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board granted permission for the Leesburg Humane Society to use the Board of County Commissioners’ Room as requested on a one-time basis.

public health

Mr. Ford commented on the letter prepared by the Engineering Department which was slated to be sent to all users of the County Landfill sites.  Discussion was held.  The Board requested that this be considered and conveyed as a prepaid advancement rather than as a deposit.

accounts allowed

On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved payment of a bill submitted by the Architects in the amount of $5,064.65 and the bill from P & C Thompson Construction in the amount of $160,013.25 which has also been approved for payment by the Architects.

public health

The Board continued discussion on the proposed letter which is going to be sent to the users of the Lake County Landfills regarding the payment of charges.  Mr. Ford read to the Board the letter as amended.  On a motion by Commr. Deems seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the letter in question as amended by Mr. Ford and adopted this prepayment charge as a County Policy.

county employees

Mr. Steve Savia, Assistant Professor of Continuing Education of the College of Business and Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University, appeared at the invitation of the Board of County Commissioners to discuss with them the services offered by his department which may be beneficial to the County in preparing a pay plan for Lake County.  Mr. Savia briefed the Board on the various services his department has performed for other counties and cities in the State of Florida in this area and explained the procedure which would be followed by those conducting the study.  He also informed the Board that there were Inter-Personnel Administration grants available to the County for such a study; however, when he informed the Board of the time required to make application for this grant the Board members felt that Lake County needed this information compiled as soon as possible due to the possible unionization of certain County Departments.

Mr. Savia stated that if the Board was interested in his department conducting a pay plan study for Lake County it would probably take no longer than two months and estimated that the cost of this study would not exceed $5,000.

The Board requested Mr. Savia to prepare a scope of services his Department would offer to Lake County and forward this information to Mr. Evan Porter who will be presenting this information to the Board for its consideration.

There being no further business to be brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 4:35 p.m.


J.M. Hoskinson, chairman



James C. Watkins, Clerk