august 30, 1977

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, August 30, 1977, at the Leesburg Community Center, East Room, Leesburg, Florida at 5:00 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting was to conduct an advertised public hearing raising the millage in the Northwest Lake County Ambulance District for the operation of the Ambulance Service.  Present were:  C.A. “Lex” Deems, Chairman; Thomas J. Windram; Glenn C. Burhans; and James R. Carson, Jr.  Absent was J. M. Hoskinson.  Others present were: Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; Andrea Gambrell and Jenny Kennedy, Deputy Clerks.

tax levy

The Deputy Clerk read the proof of publication.  Commr. Deems explained to those present that this millage increase would increase the dollar value on an individual’s property in this district by $.09 per $1000.

Mrs. Penny Bolder asked if her suggestion of donations would be tried before the taxes were raised.  It was stated that due to the time element in getting this budget approved in Tallahassee, it would not be feasible to attempt to raise money in this matter.

Mrs. Wilma Ferguson asked when it was anticipated that the taxes in this district would be raised again for this purpose.  Chief Robert Taylor responded to this question.

At this time, Commr. Deems stated that the Board would consider the adoption of this millage increase by resolution on Tuesday, September 13, 1977 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida.

There being no further business to be brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 5:16 p.m.


C.A. “Lex” deems, chairman



James C. Watkins, Clerk