JUNE 19, 1981

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in Special Session on Friday, June 19, 1981, at 1O:OO A.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: Cathy Roy, Deputy Clerk; and Mary Grover.


Discussion occurred regarding the Sheriff's Budget. Commr . Carson stated he felt the Sheriff's Office should be treated like the other elected officials over whom the Board has budget authority and the County departments in regards to setting aside 10% for increases for present personnel for salaries. He further stated the request for new personnel, new equipment, automotive, radio, and uniforms, etc. should be considered separately from salaries of present personnel.

Commr . Smoak stated he had researched the salaries of the local police departments and additional Counties (Counties which were not researched by the Clerk's Office) and felt the Board needed to look at the salaries of the uniformed personnel - personnel on patrol and the Correction Officers in the Jail.

The Board tentatively approved four (4) new Correction Officers and approved to bring the Correction Officers who are currently making $8.400.00 up to $9,083.00 bringing their salaries up to standards with the other Correction Officers in Lake County plus the 10% proposed salary increase.

The Board discussed salaries for the deputies. Commr. Smoak suggested the Board approve four (4) more patrol deputies. Steve Simon, Captain of the Road Patrol, addressed the Board stating more deputies were needed in the Leesburg Area and the Golden Triangle Area as the number of calls in those areas were greater.

The Board tentatively approved the hiring of six (6) additional deputies.

Commr. Smoak suggested the Sheriff furnish the Board with a current list of all vehicles four (4) years old or older and/or vehicles with 100,000 or more miles. Commr . Smoak recommended the Board consider appropriate and sufficient funds to the Sheriff to replace all automobiles that are either over four (4) years old or over 100,000 miles in a lump sum basis.

The Chairman announced the next Budget Workshop to discuss the Sheriff's Budget would be Tuesday, June 30, 1981 at 1:30 A.M.

There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 11:45 A.M.

Glenn C. Burhans ,Chairman

James C. Watkins, Clerk

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