A BUDGET WORKSHOP OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEPTEMBER 1, 1982
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in Special Session on Wednesday, September 1, 1982, at 2:00 p.m. in the County Commissioners' Meeting Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present were: James R. Carson, Jr., Chairman; Thomas J. Windram; Claude Smoak; C. A. "Lex" Deems; and Glenn C. Burhans. Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Donald W. Smalt, Administrative Services Director; Bill LeHeup, Senior Clerk: and Mary C. Grover, Secretary.
Commr. Carson called the meeting to order and stated the purpose of the meeting was to discuss department head salaries and recommendations from departments for new positions.
Commr. Carson informed the Board he had received a copy of a letter of resignation from Mr. Leslie Summers as Fire Commissioner of the Paisley Fire District.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board accepted the resignation of Mr. Summers from the Paisley Fire District and directed a letter of apprecation be sent to Mr. Summers.
The Board reviewed and discussed the the 1982/83 pay schedule for County Employees. It was noted that the total raises given did not exceed the 7 l/2% increase given by the Board.
Discussion occurred regarding employing a new employee for Animal Control. Mr. Smalt, Administrative Services Director, informed the Board he had spoken with Mrs. Thorp, Animal Control Supervisor, and stated Mrs. Thorp felt that she did not need a new employee at this time. The Board approved not to add a new position to the Animal Control Department.
Department Head Salaries
The Board reviewed and discussed the following salaries for department heads as listed:
NAME DEPARTMENT 82/83 BUDGET
Kelly, Earl Agriculture Center $11,928.00
Thorp, Frankie Animal Control $15,609.00
Flowers, James CETA $20,300.00
Lewis, Robert Emergency Services $14,900.00
Yoder, Philip Mosquito Control $20,162.00
Strickland, Lonnie Nursing Home $23,113.00
Timmons, Glenn Personnel $19,866.00
Ragland, Arthur Veterans Service $16,555.00
Smith, Myra Welfare $15,609.00
Willett, Michael Division of Development
& Public Works $36,140.00
Commr. Carson questioned if the gentlemen sitting in the audience wished to address the Board. Mr. Stan Ostrander, Lady Lake, stated he was under the impression the Board would discuss the situation in Lady Lake at today's meeting.
Commr. Carson stated the Board would place it on the agenda for the regular meeting, on September 7, 1982, and that the Secretary in the Board Office would contact him as to the time.
The Board discussed the requests for new positions with the following tentative results:
DEPARTMENT NEW POSITION and/or CHANGES TENTATIVE RESULTS
Maintenance General Maintenance Technician Approved
Maintenance Additional Overtime Funds Approved
Custodial Two (2) Positions:
Custodial Worker I Approved
Custodial Worker I Approved
Mosquito Control/ Increase part-time Fog Truck Approved
Aquatic Weed Operators pay from $4.25 to
$4.50 per hour
Mosquito Control/ One Part-time Fog Truck Approved
Aquatic Weed Op erator
Mosquito Control/ Spray Boat Operator and
Aquatic Weed Applicator Denied at this time. It was noted that this request could be brought before the Board at a later date for review.
Development & Water Resource Planning Denied
Public Works Engineer
Soil & Water
Development & Fairgrounds - Part-time pay Approved
Commr . Windram informed the Board he had received a complaint in regards to the Farmer's Market competing with local merchants in the sale of certain items.
Commr. Burhans informed Committee had met to discuss the Board the Health & Benefit Advisory the Meals on Wheels Budget. He stated the Committee recommended the Meals on Wheel Program receive the same amount of funding as last year (1981/82). He stated the funding should be $14,207.00 instead of $24,000.00.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans and
carried unanimously, the Board tentatively approved the salaries
for employees, department heads, and the new positions and/or
changes as discussed by the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board upheld the recommendation of the Health & Benefit Advisory Committee and tentatively approved to fund the Meals on Wheels Program in the amount of $14,207.00.
Commr. Carson informed the Board of several meetings taking place in the month of September. He stated Mrs. Emogene Stegall, Superviser of Elections, had invited the Commissioners to attend a demonstration of the new punch boards for absentee ballots on September 7, 1982, at 1:30 p.m. He further stated the Canvassing Board would be meeting Wednesday, September 8, 1982, at 8:00 a.m. Commr. Carson further stated there would be budget hearings held on September 7, and 21, 1982, at 5:05 p.m. He further stated the Property Appraisal Adjustment Board would be meeting September 22, and 23, 1982.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board appointed Mr. John Holmes to serve as Fire Commissioner on the Paisley Fire District.
There be no further business to be brought before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 4:lO p.m.
JAMES R. CARSON, JR., CHAIRMAN
JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK