June 26, 1979

            The Lake County Board of County Commissioners convened in Special Budget Meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 1979, at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioner's Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Present were: Thomas J. Windram, Chairman; James R. Carson, Jr.; C. A. "Lex" Deems; Glenn Y. Middleton; and Glenn C. Burhans. Others present: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Donald W. Smalt, Deputy in Charge of Fiscal Division; Robert L. Wilson, Director of Finance; and Toni Austin, Deputy Clerk.

            Discussion was held regarding tentative budget requests with the following results:

DEPARTMENT                                 TENTATIVE RESULTS

Meals on Wheels                                Approved

Fire Control &                                    Approved

     Fla. Board of Forestry 


Safety Council                                    No request at this time


Historical Society                               Approved at $1,500


Oklawaha Basin                                 Approved


E. Central Fla. Regional Planning      Approved



Youth Programs                                 Approved


Recreation                                          Approved


Law Library                                        No budget

Clerk of the Circuit Court                   Approved less $20,500 - Other Contractual Services



Jury Commission                                No longer needed


Clerk of the Circuit Court (Financing            Approved less $481.26 - Equipment Maintenance

  & Administration & Data Processing) 


County Attorney                                 Approved


            On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, signature authorization was given for the Chairman to sign the Agreement for Legal Services rendered by Mr. Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney.

DEPARTMENT                                 TENTATIVE RESULTS

Supervisor of Elections & Elections   Approved


Personnel                                            Hold until Commr. Windram contacts Van Porter


Purchasing                                          Approved


Central Stores                                     Approved


Administrative Buildings                   Hold


Planning Department                          Approved


Zoning                                                Approved

            At this time Commr. Carson excused himself from the meeting for the rest of the

afternoon due to other appointments.


DEPARTMENT                                 TENTATIVE RESULTS


Building                                              Approved


201 Facilities                                      Approved


County Service Officer                       Approved


Sheriff                                                It was the feeling of the Board to have the Sheriff attend the Budget Hearing on June 28, 1979.


Disaster Preparedness                         Hold- question concerning salary increase and a new position

Lake County Family Health               Approved

     Council, Inc.  


Lake Sumter Community Mental       Approved

     Health Center  


District III Mental Health                   Approved

     Board, Inc. 


Welfare                                               Hold


            On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Middleton and carried, the Board approved the salary increase for Mrs. Myra Smith, Director of Welfare, in the amount of $10,000.00, to be retroactive pending the verification of dates with Personnel. The motion also approved a salary increase for Mrs. Smith, in the amount of $11,000.00, for the 1979-80 budget year.

DEPARTMENT                                 TENTATIVE RESULTS

Sunrise Workshop                              Approved at $7,500.00

            There being no additional items for discussion, adjournment was at 4:23 P.M.


Thomas J Windram, Chairman

James C. Watkins, Clerk