A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEPTEMBER 7, 1982
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, September 7, 1982, at 5:05 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Tavares, Florida. Present at the meeting were the following: 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; Christopher c. Ford, County Attorney; Donald W. Smalt, Administrative Services Director; Robert W. Wilson, Finance Director; Michael C. Willett, Development & Public Works Director; and Mary C. Grover, Secretary.
At 5:05 p.m. the Chairman announced the advertised time had arrived for the Public Hearing on the 1982/83 Budget for Lake County.
Commr. Carson stated the first budget to be considered would be Federal Revenue Sharing. He stated the final budget figure was $3,366,515.00. He informed the audience that $2,366,515.00 of the Revenue Sharing Fund would go towards Lake County's road program and the remainder $1,000,000.00 would go towards the construction of a correctional facility.
Mr. George Fussell addressed the Board to oppose funding for a new correctional facility. Commr. Smoak explained that the Board was considering the construction of a work camp type facility.
Mr. Leon Parrish, South Lake County, also addressed the Board to oppose the funding for a new correctional facility and to discuss his assessment of his property.
Mr. Jay Bridges, South Lake County, addressed the Board to discuss his assessed valuation on his property. Commr. Carson explained to Mr. Bridges and the audience that tonight's meeting was to discuss the County Budget and taxes only. He stated any questions regarding assessed valuations would have to be directed to Mr. Ed Havill, Property Appraiser. He further stated any questions regarding taxes for the School Board would have to be directed to the School Board Members at their meeting on September 8, 1982, at 7:00 p.m.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board tentatively adopted the Revenue Sharing Budget, with amendments, and approved to advertise same for the final budget hearing on September 21, 1982, at 5:05 p.m.
Commr. Carson stated the Board would now discuss the Lake County Budget for 1982/83.
He informed the audience that this year's millage rate would be 2.732 and that last year's millage rate was 3.318.
Mrs. Delores Andrejek, Yalaha, presented the Board with petitions opposing Lake County appropriating funds for the sterilization program operated by the Lake County Family Health Council, Inc.
Ms. Susan Worley and Ms. Helen Cassen, Mid-Wives for Waterman Memorial Hospital, addressed the Board in support of the sterilization program.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board tentatively adopted the Lake County Budget for 1982-83, with amendments, and approved to advertise the same for the final budget hearing on September 21, 1982, at 5:05 p.m.
There being of the Board the no further business to be brought to the attention meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.
JAMES R. CARSON, JR., CHAIRMAN
JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK