A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEPTEMBER 29, 1982
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in special session on Wednesday, September 29, 1982, in the County Commissioners ' Meeting Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present were: James R. Carson, Jr., Chairman; Thomas J. Windram, C. A. "Lex" Deems; and Glenn C. Burhans. Commr. Claude E. Smoak, Jr., was not present for the meeting. Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; and Cathy B. Roy, Secretary.
At 1O:OO A.M. the Chairman announced the previously postponed time had arrived to consider an Ordinance establishing a County-wide Library System.
Michael C. Willett, Director of Development and Public Works , addressed the Board regarding a meeting of the Clermont City Council held on Tuesday, September 28, 1982, addressing the Cooper Memorial Library signing an interlocal agreement with Lake County to join the County-wide Library System.
Members of the Cooper Memorial Library Board informed the Board that their members had voted to sign the interlocal agreement upon approval by the Clermont City Council. Andrea Pae read the motion passed by the Clermont City Council by a three to one vote as follows:
The City Council agrees to comply with the request of
the Board of Directors of Cooper Memorial Library for support of their efforts to participate in the implementation of County-wide library services with the provisions that all funds derived from the City of Clermont shall continue to be used for the benefit of Clermont City residents.
Chris Ford informed the Board that the word "exclusively", reading "exclusively for the benefit of Clermont City residents", had been removed from the motion. It was noted that the Cooper Memorial Library offered services to non-city residents at the present time.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved to read the amended Ordinance on the floor for its first and final reading:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ESTABLISHING A COUNTY-WIDE LIBRARY SYSTEM; ESTABLISHING THE PURPOSE OF THE COUNTY-WIDE LIBRARY SYSTEM; CREATING A LAKE COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD; GIVING THE LIBRARY BOARD THE POWER: TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE COUNTY-WIDE LIBRARY SYSTEM, TO ALLOCATE COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS TO PARTI-CIPATING MUNICIPAL LIBRARIES, AND TO APPOINT A COORDINATOR OF THE COUNTY-WIDE LIBRARY SYSTEM; ESTABLISHING THE METHOD OF APPOINTING MEMBERS OF THE LAKE COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD; IMPOSING RESTRICTIONS ON THE POWER OF THE LIBRARY BOARD TO BORROW MONEY, LEVY ANY TAX, ISSUE ANY BONDS, OR CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGATE ANY MEMBER OF THE LIBRARY BOARD; PROVIDING THAT THE BOARD MAINTAIN ITS FUNDS IN A BANK DEPOSITORY SITUATED IN LAKE COUNTY; AND PROVIDING THAT THE LIBRARY BOARD SHALL ABIDE BY THE LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board adopted Ordinance #1982-18, as
amended, as read on its first and final reading by title only.
The Board directed that the Ordinance be sent by overnight mail to Tallahassee to be filed with the Secretary of State. Mr. Willett stated he would contact the appropriate office regarding
passage of the Ordinance and Interlocal Agreements.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the Chairman and Clerk to sign the Interlocal Agreements with the City of Eustis, City of Umatilla and Cooper Memorial Library regarding the Countywide Libary System.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board directed the County Attorney's Office to draw a Resolution commending Lake County students Joe Brown, Ken Gjertsen, Michael Koszegi and Valerie Norris for academic excellence.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/HOSPITALS
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the Chairman and Clerk to sign the contracts with Waterman Memorial Hospital and Leesburg.Hospital Association, Inc., for ambulance service from October 1, 1982, through September 30, 1983.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved a Resolution proclaiming the week of September 30 through October 7, 1982, as International Shrine Hospital Week in Lake County.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/LANDFILL
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved rental of a Caterpiller 623B Tractor Scraper for the landfill at a cost of $8,527.00 from Rosier Machinery Company and the rental of a Gradall for Road & Bridge in the amount of $4,629.00 from H. F. Mason Equipment Company.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/INSURANCE
Commr. Carson informed the Board that Gulf Life Insurance Company had informed the Insurance Committee of a 15% increase in premium, guaranteed on a one-year extension of the contract with Lake County. Commr. Carson stated that this was a nominal
increase in comparison with other carriers and insurance purchasers. Commr. Carson stated it was the recommendation of the Insurance Committee that the Board approve the contract with Gulf Life for one-year at a 15% increase. Commr. Carson stated that employee coverage would be at approxmately $40.00 per month and family coverage at approximately $90.00 per month. Commr. Carson stated this increase had been anticipated and was included in the budget.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved to contract with Gulf Life with the 15% increase and authorized the Chairman and Clerk to sign all the necessary documents to put the contract in force as of October 1, 1982.
Discussion occurred regarding an additional request from the Town of Lady Lake regarding the drainage of Oak Grove Subdivision. Mr. Willett stated that the town requires County approval to install a culvert under Griffin View Road. Mr. Willett recommended that the County install a culvert and repair the road after installation to service a pipe. Mr. Willett stated n estimated cost of $500.00 for installation and repair.
The Board discussed with the County Attorney the issue of liability to the County regarding a request to supply the Town of Lady Lake with the pipe and pump and Mr. Ford stated a suit had been filed against the County regarding the pumping done previously in this area.
Discussion occurred regarding making the pump and pipe available to the Town of Lady Lake with the town to maintain and accept liability; however, should suit be brought against the County the County would still have to bear the cost of defending the suit.
Mr. Willett brought to the attention of the Board the additional needs of the equipment throughout the County and the Board discussed that the situation at Oak Grove Subdivision being an ongoing problem that needed a permanent solution.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the Public Works Department to install a dry culvert under Griffin View Road, complete the necessary repairs to the road after installation of the culvert contingent upon the Town of Lady Lake supplying the necessary pipe and pump to alleviate the problem in Oak Grove Subdivision.
There being no further business to be brought before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 11:00 A.M.
JAMES R. CARSON, JR., CHAIRMAN
JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK