A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in Special Session on Tuesday, September 25, 1979, at 10:00 A.M. in the Board of County Commissioners' Meeting Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present were: Thomas J. Windram, Chairman; C. A. "Lex " Deems; James R. Carson, Jr.; Glenn Y. Middleton; and Glenn C. Burhans. Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; Pat Goetzen, Deputy Clerk; and Donald Smalt, Administrative Assistant.
The Invocation was given by Mr. Watkins and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commr. Carson.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans, the Board appointed Norma Snowley as Purchasing Agent at a salary of $12,000.00 per year, effective October 1, 1979.
The motion also changed the title of the position from Director of Purchasing and Maintenance to Purchasing Agent.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following Budget transfers for CETA:
FROM AMOUNT TO
140-551-1-00-24-02-120 $3,000.00 140-551-1-00-24-02-496
140-551-1-00-24-02-230 1,000.00 140-551-1-00-24-02-349
140-551-1-00-24-02-240 2,500.00 140-551-l-00-24-02-496
140-551-1-00-24-02-315 200.00 140-551-1-00-24-02-496
140-551-1-00-24-02-400 2,000.00 140-551-1-00-24-02-496
140-551-1-00-24-02-529 3,000.00 140-551-1-00-24-02-496
145-551-1-00-24-01-120 4,000.00 145-551-1-00-24-01-499
145-551-1-00-24-01-340 500.00 145-551-1-00-24-01-499
145-551-1-00-24-01-410 500.00 145-551-1-00-24-01-499
145-551-1-00-24-01-430 500.00 145-551-1-00-24-01-499
145-551-1-00-24-01-443 1,000.00 145-551-l-00-24-01-499
145-551-1-00-24-01-510 1,500.00 145-551-1-00-24-01-499
146-551-1-00-24-01-510 60.00 146-551-1-00-24-01-640
148-551-1-00-24-01-210 1,200.00 148-551-l-00-24-01-499
148-551-1-00-24-01-220 100.00 148-551-1-00-24-01-499
148-551-1-00-24-01-240 400.00 148-551-1-00-24-01-499
148-551-1-00-24-01-340 300.00 148-551-1-00-24-01-499
148-5 51-1-00-24-01-400 200.00 148-551-1-00-24-01-499
On a motion by Commr. Middleton, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, the Board created the position of CETA Director at a salary not to exceed $21,500.00 per year. The position was declared open.
Commr. Windram voted " No."
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved three pipes and two to three days grade - all time to provide an outlet for retention pond located in the Dora Vista area.
On a motion by Commr. Middleton, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved travel on October 28 through October 31, 1979, for Philip J. Yoder and Andrew C. Duncan to attend a training program on mosquitoes and their control, Florida Entomology Laboratory, Vero Beach, Florida, at a total cost of $130.00 per person.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/COUNTY BUILDINGS
Commr . Middleton presented a bill in the amount of $282.15 from Maddens Electrical Service, Clermont. Judy Willis of Ferndale had a new pump installed at the Community Building in Ferndale (old pump broken). Mrs. Willis paid $200.00 down and requested the Board to pay the balance of $282.15.
Mr. Madden indicated he would deduct $85.65 for the sale of the old motor.
On a motion by Commr. Middleton, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved payment to Maddens Electrical Service in the amount of $196.50 ($282.15 less $85.65).
The Board also instructed Mr. Ford, County Attorney, to draw up an agreement for Mrs. Willis' signature indicating she had no legal claim or interest in the new pump.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved to move the Health Department out of the County Engineering Building and into the old CETA building.
TAX COLLECTOR/ACCOUNTS ALLOWED
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved payment of commissions for T. Keith Hall, Tax Collector, in the amount of $11,509.76 from the1973-1979 budget.
The Board reviewed and approved the CETA Salary Budget for the year 1979-1980, as presented by Mr. Porter. Mr. Porter will travel to Tallahassee today to complete the CETA contracts for the coming year, 1979-1980.
At 3:00 P.M. the Chairman announced the time had arrived for the advertised Public Hearing regarding the General County Budget for Lake County. The Clerk stated the proper proof of publication was on file.
Mr. Smalt, Administrative Assistant, stated there were some amendments necessary and outlined them as follows:
1) The transfer of $49,283.00 from Contingency to the General Revenue Fund to be distributed as follows:
A) Personnel $1,131
B) Veterans Service 8,631
C) Emergency Services 737
D) Animal Control 1,153
E) Welfare 1,729
F) Nursing Home 202
G) Pollution 125
H) Landfill 7,920
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2) The transfer of $53,006.00 from Contingency to the County Transportation Fund.
On a motion by Commr. Middleton, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board adopted the General County Budget and Special Funds as advertised with the amendments listed above, in the total amount of $23,179,484.00.
RECESS AND REASSEMBLY
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously the Board continued the Budget Hearing until 5:05 P.M.
At this time the Clerk stated the proper proof of publication was on file for the advertised Public Hearing regarding the Northwest Lake County Hospital District Proposed Tax Increase for ambulance service.
Mrs. Stull, Junior Chandlers, Rose Singletary and Roy Fain, all of Bassville Park, were present to express their opposition to the increase in millage. They stated they would rather have their roads repaired than have ambulance service.
Mr. Ford, County Attorney, explained that the additional tax could not be used for any purpose other than ambulance service.
On a motion by Commr. Middleton, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Resolution to increase the millage for the Northwest Lake County Hospital District for ambulance service, by 2.449 percent.
RECESS AND REASSEMBLY
At 5:50 P.M. the Board recessed for 5 minutes. The Board reconvened at 5:55 P.M.
LAWS AND LEGISLATION
Mr. Ford, County Attorney, stated that the Attorney General's opinion regarding House Bill #1046 stated the audits required by the bill to be a lawful expense to the County.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the board, the meeting was adjourned at 5:57 P.M.
Thomas J. Windram, Chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk