A special MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
september 28, 1977
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners convened in Special Session on Wednesday, September 28, 1977, at 2:00 p.m., in the Board of County Commissioners’ Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Present were: C.A. “Lex” Deems, Chairman; Thomas Windram, Glenn C. Burhans, and James R. Carson, Jr. Others present were: Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; and Andrea Gambrell, Deputy Clerk. Absent was Commr. J.M. Hoskinson who had informed the Board that he would be late in arriving for this Special Meeting.
planning and zoning
CUP 593-2 Spray Field for the City of Leesburg
Mr. Dewey Burnsed appeared before the Board regarding this case. The Chairman asked if there was anyone in the audience who would like to voice any objections to this CUP. There was no response to this question. Mr. Willett, Director of Planning, informed the Board that when this case was heard this morning by the Planning and Zoning Board, its recommendation was for approval.
leases and agreemets/accounts allowed
Commr. Deems reminded the Board that the Board had approved to assume the rental payment of outside offices for the Tax Collector’s operations. Commr. Deems stated that Mr. Hall, Tax Collector, has informed him that there was an increase in rent on two of these buildings and he will be short $265 to “carry” him through for the remainder of the year. On a motion by Commr. Burhans seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved to pay rent on two of the buildings leased by the Tax Collector in the total amount of $265 for the two buildings.
Commr. Hoskinson discussed with the Board the meeting that was being held this evening in the Old Lake County Courthouse regarding the closing of the Juvenile Shelter. The Board expressed its opinion that a Juvenile Shelter should be maintained in Lake County but not at the County’s expense. It was requested that Mr. Ford attend this meeting tonight on behalf of the Board and express the Board of County Commissioner’s opinion on this matter.
Mr. Ford presented to the Board a resolution which states that due to an error in the assessment of the lands on Lake Eustis Drive in Sunny Dell Park Subdivision and the First Addition to Sunny Dell Park Subdivision the Tax Collector shall be responsible for collecting only $21,923.36 in special assessments and that Lake County will be responsible for the difference between the $22,435.00, the contract price, and $21,923.36, which is the amount of the special assessments that is to be collected by the Tax Collector. The Board also adopted a resolution authorizing the issuance of the Special Assessment Bonds for this road.
On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously by those present, the Board adopted the above resolution as presented by the County Attorney.
contract and agreements/emergency medical services
Mr. Bob Jordan, representing the Lake County Emergency Medical Services Program, appeared before the Board requesting the Board’s approval of their grant application for funds. These funds would be used for the Northeast and Northwest Ambulance District for the purpose of updating the communications equipment and life support systems.
On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved for the Chairman to sign the above mentioned grant application as presented.
Mr. Willett presented to the Board, for its approval, the architects and engineers certification for the EDA Grant Money. He stated that this certification was necessary under the guidelines regulating the above mentioned funds.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously by those present, the Board authorized the Chairman and Clerk to sign the necessary documents.
licenses and permits/roads-county
Commr. Windram presented to the Board the temporary permit for a detour along SR 448. This temporary permit is needed due to the construction that will be done on the Apopka Beauclair Bridge.
On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously by those present, the Board approved the execution of the temporary permit and adopted a resolution to accompany same stating that this construction would not constitute a detriment to the Environment or the use of the County Park which is adjacent to the construction area. Mr. Hennessey maintained custody of these documents and stated that he would return them to the Board office when the forms were completed.
Mr. Porter discussed with the Board the need for a right-of-way agent in the Engineering Department. The Board members felt that a right-of-way agent was needed provided the person was supervised properly to be effective. The Board requested that action on this matter be postponed until October 4, 1977.
Commr. Windram stated that action had not been taken regarding Mr. William Hennessey’s resignation. Discussion was held. On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously by those present the Board accepted the resignation of Mr. Bill Hennessey, Pollution Control Director, effective October 14, 1977.
Commr. Burhans brought to the attention of the Board that Mr. Jackson Haddox, Lake County Extension Agent, had informed him that he would anticipate a shortage in his supply budget for the 1977-1978 Fiscal Year and requested that the Board reconsider adjusting the $1000 budgeted for this item to $1,500. Discussion was held. The Board stated that he would not make any adjustments in the budget.
At 3:00 p.m. the Chairman announced that the advertised time had arrived for the Board to consider and approve the 1977-1978 Fiscal Year Budget for Lake County.
The Deputy Clerk stated that the proof of publication had been received.
Mrs. Babb informed the Board of the following changes in the 1977-1978 Budget:
county plannng budget
Increase Account 2780341-1 from $11,500 to $14,500.
local landfill budget
Increase Account 4210228 from $50,000.00 to $67,760.00.
Reduce Account 4210402 from $222,000.00 to $204,240.00.
reserve for contingencies
Reduce total amount from $247,942.75 to $244,942.75.
state ii landfill
Increase total estimated receipts and balances from $24,961.21 to $25,441.40.
state ii Landfill expenditures
Omit Account #4210102, 4210105, 4210207.
Increase #4210338 from $3,220.81 to $6,681.40.
Increase #4210402 from $12,760.00 to $17,760.00.
TOTAL BUDGET FOR STATE II LANDFILL should be increased from $24,961.21 to $25,441.40.
On a motion by Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously by those present, the Board approved the 1977-1978 Budget as amended.
On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously by those present, the Board ratified the action of September 14, 1977, which transferred, in the CETA Account, $12,200 from Account 5348000 to Account #5348605 “Temporary Loan” in the CETA Title 6 Fund and issued a check to CETA Title 2 fund which will be replaced when a check arrived from the State for the Title 2 Funds.
Mrs. Babb presented to the Board the following information that needed Board approval:
Approval of the 1976-1977 Supplemental Budget for the Lake Eustis Drive Special Assessment Bond Sinking Fund.
Approval of the amended Supplemental Budget for CETA PSE Title 6 Project Funds for the 1976-1977 Year.
Approval of the amended Supplemental Budget for the 1976-1977 CETA Title 2 Funds.
On a motion by Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously by those present, the Board approved the above items as presented by the Finance Department.
At 3:15 p.m. Commr. Hoskinson arrived for the Special Meeting.
It was brought to the attention of the Board that a Budget would have to be advertised and approved for the 1977-1978 Fiscal Year for the Lake Eustis Drive Special Assessment Bond Sinking Fund.
On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the advertisement of the above mentioned budget at a time and date to be determined by the Clerk.
Discussion was held regarding the employment of a Veteran Service Officer.
On a motion by Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the employment of Mr. Arthur Ragland as the Lake County Veteran Service Officer effective as soon as possible. The salary of this position will be $10,000 with an increase to $10,500 after a six month probationary period.
At this time the Board members requested that Mr. Ragland be informed that his duties are to the Veterans of Lake County and should not plan extensive travel plans in connection with this position. The Board also directed that there be no political involvement in this position.
On a motion by Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved for the Chairman to sign the Certification of Acceptance of Subgrant Award for the Youth Volunteer Counselor Program as forwarded to the Board by the Florida Department of Administration Division of State Planning.
There being no further business to be brought before the Board the meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.
C.A. “Lex” deems, chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk