JULY 2, 1982

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in Special Session on Friday, July 2, 1982, at 1:30 P.M. in the County Commissioners' Meeting Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present were: James R. Carson, Jr., Chairman; C. A. "Lex" Deems; Thomas J. Windram; Claude Smoak; and Glenn C. Burhans. Others present were: Donald W. Smalt, Administrative Services Director; Robert L. Wilson, Finance Director; Bill LeHeup, Senior Clerk; and Mary C. Grover, Secretary.


Commr. Carson, Chairman, called the special meeting to order and stated the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the additional one cent sales tax. Commr. Carson introduced Mr. Alan Johanson, staff person on the Florida House Finance Tax Committee.

Mr. Johanson explained to the Board the background of the passage of the additional one cent sales tax.

Mr. Johanson stated that forty percent of the sales tax money received by Lake County, would have to be used for county wide tax relief and the balance could be spent at the Board's discretion.

Discussion occurred regarding the effect that the new sales tax would have on Lake County.

Mr. Robert Wilson, Finance Director, discussed the calculation sheet which was presented at the meeting. He stated it was the calculations to determine the limitation on ad valorem property taxes. He stated that $6,859,229.00 was the maximum ad valorem taxes that could be raised by Lake County, countywide, and the three special districts (the two ambulance districts and one hospital district) for property taxes.


Commr. Burhans informed the Board he had received a telephone call from Bobby Brantley's office reminding the Commissioners of the grand opening being held tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at his headquarters across from Waterman Memorial Hospital.

There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

James R. Carson, Jr., Chairman

James C. Watkins, Clerk