JUNE 4, 1981

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in Special Session on Thursday, June 4, 1981, at 1:lO P.M. in the Board of County Commissioners' Meeting Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present were: Glenn C. Burhans, Chairman: Thomas J. Windram; Claude Smoak; James R. Carson, Jr.; and C. A. "Lex" Deems. Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Don Smalt, Executive Assistant to the Clerk; and Mary Grover.


Mr. Don Smalt, Executive Assistant to the Clerk presented a worksheet which compared the 1980-81 Budget with the 1981-82 Request for the General Revenue, Fine & Forfeiture, and County Transportation Trust Funds. He further listed the overall budget request totals which excluded CETA. Mr. Smalt stated the Property Appraiser's estimate of Certification would be presented to the Board around the third week of July or the first week in August. He also stated that all budget requests are in except for CETA and the Northwest Ambulance Service. The second sheet listed the estimated Revenues and the third sheet listed each fund separately with the 1980-81 Budget and the 1981-82 Request and the difference and percentage between the two. It was noted the increase in the budget was basically the increase in the Sheriff's Budget and about $1/2 million in proposed salaries.


At this time the Board discussed the Sheriff's Budget. Commr . Smoak suggested the Board obtain information from the Florida Department of Criminal Law Enforcement as to where Lake County stands in terms of per capita crimes committed, per capita crimes solved, and how Lake County compares with similar counties regarding law enforcement. The Board directed the Clerk to obtain any information that would be helpful in discussing the Sheriff's budget request. The Board postponed further discussion of the Sheriff's Budget Until another budget workshop.


Discussion occurred regarding the proposed budget requests for 1981-82, with the following tentative results:


Lake County Senior Services Approved at $14,207.00

County Forester's Service Approved at $3,000.00

Fire Control Approved at $8,666.82

Lake County Historical Society Approved at $1,500.00

Oklawaha Basin Recreation & Water

Conservation and Control Authority Postponed

East Central Florida Regional Approved at $9,438.00

Planning Council

North Central Florida Health Withdrawn from Budget

Planning Council, Inc.

County Attorney Approved

Supervisor of Elections-Gen. Govt. Approved

Elections - Gen. Govt. Approved

Personnel Approved w/o salaries

Purchasing Approved w/o salaries

B.C.C. - Admin. Bldg. Approved w/o salaries

Planning Approved w/o salaries

Building & Zoning Approved w/o salaries

County Service Officer Approved w/o salaries less $500 in Travel Account.

Emergency Services Postponed

Lake County Health Department Approved .1457 mil

Lake/Sumter Community Mental

Health Approved at $65,000.00

District III Mental Health Approved at $6,866.00

Welfare - Human Services Approved w/o salaries

Animal Control Approved w/o salaries less $6,300.00 for new truck, radio and cage and changing Gas, Oil & Lubricants to $2,800.00.

Lake Memorial Nursing Home Approved w/o salaries

Lake County Fairgrounds Postponed

Agriculture Center Approved w/o salaries

Soil Conservation Approved w/o salaries

Pollution Control Approved w/o salaries

Expo/Farmer's Market Postponed

Circuit Judges Approved

MVI Postponed

Clerk of Circuit Court - Fin. & Approved w/o salaries.

Admin., EDP, Record


Clerk of Circuit Court -

County Ct. Approved w/o salaries

Medical Examiner Postponed

County Judges Approved at $2,575.00

State Attorney Approved at $6,000.00

Public Defender Approved at $1,925.26

Mosquito Control - Local Approved w/o salaries

Aquatic Weed Approved w/o salaries

Road & Bridge Approved w/o salaries

Road & Bridge (5th & 6th) Approved

Local Landfill Approved w/o salaries

N. E. Hospital District Approved 1 mil

N. E. Ambulance Se rvice Postponed

Youth Programs Approved at $6,000.00

Planning - Special Recreation Approved


South Lake Memorial Hospital Approved

Lake County Family Health Council Approved at $lO,OOO.OO

Upper Palatlakaha Basin

Comprehensive Water Study Approved

There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 4:40 P.M.

Glenn C. Burhans. Chairman

James C. Watkins, Clerk

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