A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
july 27, 1976
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners convened in special session on Tuesday, July 27, 1976, in the Commissioners’ Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida, to review and comment on those elements of the Comprehensive Plan that have been completed by the Planning Department. Present were: Thomas J. Windram, Chairman; C.A. Deems; J. M. Hoskinson; Glenn C. Burhans; and James R. Carson, Jr. Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk; H. D. Robuck, substituting for the County Attorney; Andrea Gambrell, Deputy Clerk; Michael Willett, Director of Planning, and various staff members from the Planning Department.
The Invocation was given by James C. Watkins and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by James R. Carson, Jr.
planning and zoning
Nancy Chrissinger, Associate Planner, appeared before the Board and briefed the members on the changes that were requested in the Clermont/Minneola area.
The Land Use Element was the first element discussed. Various changes were made in this portion of the Comprehensive Plan. It was suggested that the Board discuss and make the necessary changes and approved the Land Use Plan as amended which would eliminate them from having to make a motion on every change they felt was necessary.
Discussion was held on Policy #6, Section F. On a motion by Commr. Burhans seconded by Commr. Hoskinson and carried unanimously, the Board approved to strike all but the last sentence in Section F.
On a motion by Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved to insert “IN HIGHWAY ORIENTED COMMERCIAL USES . . .” at the beginning of Section F, Policy #6 as amended above.
recess and reassembly
At 12:00 Noon the Chairman announced that the Board would adjourn for lunch and Perkins Cake and Steak. The public and press were invited on a Dutch-treat basis.
planning and zoning
At this time the Board concluded its discussion on the Land Use element of the Comprehensive Plan.
On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board commended the Planning Department on the fine job it did in the preparation of this information and directed Mr. Willett to incorporate the discussed changes and present it to the Board in its amended form as soon as possible for further consideration by the Board.
Discussion was held on the procedure the Board should take in approving the plan in order that it may be submitted to the State for its review.
Mr. Willett informed the Board that there will be a vacancy in the Planning and Zoning Department due to the resignation of Jean Dempsey, Clerk Typist. On a motion by Commr. Deems seconded by Commr. Carlson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the filling of this position at $5300 a year effective July 28, 1976.
planning and zoning
Mr. Wayne Bennett, Associate Planner, appeared before the Board and stated that it is a requirement of the 701 Grant for the Golden Triangle area that a Citizens Advisory Planning Committee be established. He stated that this would consist of one member of the Board, whose district is involved in this grant, to act on behalf of the Board at these various committee meetings. He stated that Commr. Windram, Commr. Hoskinson and Commr. Burhans were those Commissioners involved in this matter. He then stated that each of the above mentioned Commissioners must appoint two citizens from each district, that are not located in a corporate municipality, to also serve on this committee.
Commr. Windram stated that he would like all three Commissioners to serve as Ex-Officio members to Citizens Advisory Planning Committee so as to insure representation form the Board at these meetings by at least one of the Commissioners whose district falls in the Golden Triangle.
Commr. Burhans, Commr. Hoskinson and Commr. Windram stated that they would have the names of the individuals who will serve on this committee from their district forwarded to Mr. Bennett as soon as possible.
On a motion by Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board adopted a resolution commending Terry Issacs for his outstanding achievements in the Groveland Chapter of the Future Farmers of America.
Mr. Watkins brought to the attention of the Board that the Courthouse Committee has met on Monday, July 26, 1976, at which time Judge Ernest Aulls presented to the committee a requested change in the Judges Chambers. It was suggested that the wall between the Judges Office and his secretary be removed and the room that was originally designated the Conference Room now be used as the secretary’s office. On a motion by Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. Deems and carried, the Board approved for the above mentioned memo to be sent. Commr. Carson abstained from the vote because he is a member on the Board of Directors of the Florida Telephone Corporation and this survey may result in a profit to the Florida Telephone Company.
On a motion by Commr. Deems seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved to fill the vacant position of Draftsman I in the Engineering Department at a salary of $5,200 effective immediately.
On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Hoskinson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the advertisement for the position of Lake County Road Superintendent in the Orlando Sentinel and Leesburg Daily Commercial. Commr. Deems stated that it was not necessary, at this time, to take action on approving the employment of any individual.
There being no further business to be brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
thomas j. windram, chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk