A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
June 17, 1976
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners convened in special session on Tuesday, June 17, 1976, at 1:30 p.m., in the Commissioners’ Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. The purpose of the meeting was to interview prospective County Engineers and to discuss the purchase of a new truck for the Animal Control Officer. Present were: Thomas J. Windram, Chairman; C.A. Deems; James R. Carson, Jr.; J. M. Hoskinson; and Glenn C. Burhans. Others present were: Andrea Gambrell, Deputy Clerk.
autos and trucks
Mr. Glenn Middleton appeared before the Board with four questions on a 1/2 ton pickup truck. The quotations with trade-in are as follows:
dealer without a/c with a/c
D. C. Waters Ford $3,395.82 $4,780.82
Richey Buick 3,409.00 3,729.00
Rice Chevrolet 3,629.03 3,929.03
Rally Chrysler-Dodge 3,949.00 4,374.00
Bob Wade Ford No bid No bid
Discussion was held. It was moved by Commr. Carson for the Board to approve the purchase of a 1/2 ton truck from Richey Buick at $3,729.00 which includes air conditioning. Discussion was held on the load that this truck would be under with air conditioning and a six cylinder engine. Commr. Carson withdrew his motion.
It was moved by Commr. Carson that the Board approve the purchase of the 1/2 ton truck from Richey Buick without air conditioning. This motion was seconded by Commr. Hoskinson. It was noted that this was not the low bid. Commr. Carson withdrew his motion and Commr. Hoskinson withdrew his second.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved the purchase of a 1/2 ton pickup without air conditioning from D. C. Waters Ford in the amount of $3,395.82 including trade in and approved for the necessary purchase order to be drawn.
Mr. Porter appeared before the Board and stated that due to disciplinary actions one of the matrons had been discharged and there had been a request submitted to hire another matron at a salary of $2.20 per hour with a raise to $2.25 an hour after the completion of a six month probationary period. On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the above employment was approved effective immediately.
Mr. Porter stated that the Board had approved the transfer of a position in the Planning Department from a part time position to a full time position. He informed the Board that Mr. Willett had filled this new full time Graphics position with a Clerk/Typist already in the Department and now needed approval to refill the Clerk/Typist position.
On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Hoskinson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the transfer of Cindy Adler to the full time Graphics position at a salary of $425 per month effective June 1, 1976 and also approved the employment of Edna Cuyler as a Clerk/Typist at a salary of $400 per month effective June 1, 1976.
At this time Commr. Windram presented to the Board a letter from the International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers requesting a meeting with the Lake County negotiators as soon as possible.
Mr. Porter reminded the Board that he was planning to attend the Annual NACO conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, and also planned to incorporate his vacation at this time. He stated that he had discussed with the negotiating team the time that everyone would be available and it seems that July 15, 1976 would be the earliest date to establish a meeting.
The Board requested that the Clerk write to the proper authorities informing them of the above.
On a motion by Commr. Deems seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the employment of Kristin Tetsworth as an Assistant Planner effective July 1, 1976 at a salary of $8,500 a year.
At different intervals during the afternoon the following applicants, interested in the position of Public Works Director, appeared before the Board for their scheduled interview: Mr. John Lacey, Mr. Raymond Lawrence and Mr. Robert Andrew. Points of discussion were their past administrative experience, knowledge in the field of Solid Waste, reasons for leaving their present position, expected salary, duties and responsibility in their present position and an approximate date they would be available to begin the position of Public Works Director should they be offered the position.
Discussion was held regarding the desire of the Board to obtain information from the references supplied by the applicants as well as running a credit check on the various applicants. On a motion by Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, the Board approved for the Personnel Department to run credit checks on the various applicants under consideration for the position of Public Works Director. Commr. Burhans was absent for the vote.
The Board discussed the status of the application of Calman Ambrosy who was interviewed by the Board on June 1, 1976. On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board directed Mr. Porter to write Mr. Ambrosy and inform him that he is no longer under consideration for the position of Public Works Director.
The Board stated that it would like to have another Special Meeting in order to interview one more possible applicant and, hopefully, make a decision on who will be offered the position of Public Works Director. It was determined that the Board would meet in Special Session on Wednesday, June 23, 1976 at 1:30 P.M.
There being no further business to be brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m.
thomas j. windram, chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk