A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
DECEMBER 3, 1982
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in special session on Friday, December 3, 1982, at 1O:OO a.m. in the Lake County Board of County Commissioners' Meeting Room, Lake County Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Present at the meeting were: James R. Carson, Jr., Chairman; "Lex" Deems; and Glenn C. C. Willett, Development & Grover, Secretary. Thomas J. Windram; Claude Smoak; C. A. Burhans. Others present were: Michael Public Works Director: and Mary C.
PUBLIC WORKS/ROADS - COUNTY, STATE
Commr . Carson called the meeting to order and stated the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the five year road program with the Department of Transportation.
Mr. Bill Gray and Mr. Bob Cortelyou, Department of Transportation, were present to discuss the five year road program with the Board. Mr. Gray informed the Board the formal public hearing would be held in DeLand on January 12, 1983. Mr. Gray discussed the projects which are or will be under construction in Lake County for 1983-84 through 1987-88 and he also discussed future projects.
Discussion occurred regarding Highway 50 between Groveland and Clermont. It was the feeling of the Board that the expansion of Highway 50 should be the State's highest priority project for Lake County.
Mr. Gray informed the Board that the bid work has been let for the traffic signal project at the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 441. The Board further discussed improvements to the intersection of Highway 19A and Highway 441 in the Golden Triangle Area. Mr. Gray informed the Board that he would check that intersection again.
Mr. Mike Willett, Development & Public Works Director, addressed the Board regarding the following six (6) items which he felt should be on the priority list for Lake County:
1. Highway 50.
2. Intersection of SR 468 and SR 44.
3. Intersection on Highway 27 at Blue Key Packing
4. Intersection of Highway 27 and SR 44.
5. Problems in Eustis - On Highway 19 through downtown.
6. Policy question regarding turn lanes. Mr. Gray stated
he would look into the policy to see if County regulations could be more stringent than State regulations.
Commr. Smoak further suggested the possibility of rerouting 561 down Highway 50 easterly to Highway 27 then north to pick it back up. Mr. Gray stated he would research the possibility and send a report to the Board.
At 11:lO a.m. Commr. Smoak excused himself from the meeting.
The Board expressed their appreciation to Mr. Gray and Mr. Cortelyou for the presentation given on the tentative five year road program.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 11:25 a.m.
JAMES R. CARSON, JR., CHAIRMAN
JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK