A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEPTEMBER 27, 1983
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, September 27, 1983, at 5:05 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Room, Lake County Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: Thomas J. Windram, Chairman; James R. Carson, Jr.; Claude E. Smoak, Jr.; and Glenn C. Burhans. Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; Robert L. Wilson, Finance Director; Bill LeHeup, Senior Clerk; Michael C. Willett, Director of Development and Public Works; and Toni M. Austin, Secretary.
At 5:05 p.m. the Chairman announced the advertised time had arrived for the Public Hearing for the final approval and adoption of the 1983-84 Lake County Budget.
At this time Commr. Windram announced the millage rates to be approved by the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the adoption of one mill, total budget being $858,214, for the Northeast Hospital District.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the adoption of the
Resolution for the Northeast Hospital District millage.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the adoption of .326 mills, total budget being $290,350, for the Northeast Ambulance District.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the adoption of the
Resolution for the Northeast Ambulance District millage.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the adoption of .422 mills, total budget being $291,073, for the Northwest Ambulance District.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the adoption of the
Resolution for the Northwest Ambulance District millage.
Commr. Windram informed the public that the County has a tentative millage rate of 3.273, with the total County budget being $26,093,851, to be adopted and approved.
Mr. Nor-wood Thompson, Clermont, addressed the Board in opposition of the tax increases. Mr. Thompson stated that his taxes had gone up 30 l/2 percent.
Commr. Carson informed Mr. Thompson that the County Budget has only increased 8 percent over last year's budget.
Commr. Windram informed Mr. Thompson of the percentage of people that were removed from the tax roll due to the $25,000 homestead exemption and the impact it has made on the taxpayers.
Marjorie Millen, Mt. Plymouth, addressed the Board in
opposition of the tax increases. Ms. Millen stated that the services in her area, such as road maintenance, road signs, etc., are still the same even with the increase in taxes. At this time Ms. Millen recommended to the Board that the proposed budget change not be passed.
Mr. Leroy Norton, Lady Lake, addressed the Board in opposition of the tax increases. Mr. Norton stated that he voted for the $25,000 homestead exemption, but feels that everyone should be paying some taxes.
Mr. Thomas Bowers, Eustis, addressed the Board regarding the Mosquito Control funds. Mr. Bowers stated that during the drought two and a half years ago they sprayed every 10 14 days, but he has not seen a spray truck in about eighteen months. Mr. Bowers further questioned the idea of attorneys finding a State
Constitutional Amendment unconstitutional.
Chris Ford, County Attorney, stated that parts of the law allowed the State and the counties to grant the homestead exemption, an increment of $5,000 a year up to five years, and was found to be an unconsitutional act on those people living in the State of Florida.
Mr. Joseph Perry, Tavares, addressed the Board in opposition of the School Board taxes. Mr. Perry stated that the additional money was being given to unqualified teachers. Mr. Perry further stated that he felt the Board of County Commissioners should try to economize when it comes to taxes and feels that everyone should pay some taxes.
Mrs. Dunlop, Lakeshore Drive, addressed the Board in opposition of the increase in her appraisal. Mrs. Dunlop further stated that she felt that everyone should have to pay some taxes to live in Lake County and in the State of Florida.
Commr. Smoak informed Mrs. Dunlop that during the month of August, 52 conventional homes were built in Lake County at an average cost of $59,000 each. Commr. Smoak stated that at the same time, 115 mobile homes were built in Lake County at an average of $23,000 each. Commr. Smoak further stated that the $25,000 homestead exemption was only going to encourage people to move to Lake County into mobile home units, which the elected officials of the County have no control over. Commr. Smoak stated that the only source of revenue to the Board of County Commissioners in Lake County is from property taxes, and the more people that move into the county, the more services we need to provide with the burden being placed on the people in the conventional homes who are paying taxes. At this time Commr. Smoak informed Mrs. Dunlop and the public how a constitutional amendment can be changed.
Delores Andrejak appeared before the Board and requested that the sterilization funds be given to the Lake County Health Department instead of the Family Health Planning Council.
Commr. Carson stated that it was the Board's understanding that Dr. Atkinson had requested on several occasions that the allocated sterilization funds be given to the Family Health Planning Council. Commr. Burhans informed Mrs. Andrejak that last year the legislature took full control of the Lake County Health Department, and any health services that the County Commissioners want to have in Lake County will have to be contracted with HRS. Commr. Burhans stated that there might be a possiblity of granting her request next year.
Mrs. Andrejak requested that a feasability study be done before next year. Mrs. Andrejak stated that another alternative would be to discontinue the allocation of funding and let the Family Health Planning Council do the sterilizations required with our State funds.
Mr. Carol Sarns addressed the Board with questions of concern regarding the funding for improvement of roads.
At this time the Board directed Mr. Sarns to Michael Willett, Director of Development and Public Works, for information regarding the improvement of roads in his area.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the adoption of 3.273 mills for Lake County.
On a motion by Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the adoption of the
Resolution for the Lake County millage.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the adoption of the following Amendments to the Tentative Budget 1983-84, Schedule A:
Please transfer $5,817 from Accounts 001-511-1-00-01- 10-110 ($4,250) Executive Salaries, 001-511-1-00-01-010-210 ($295) Social Security Matching, 001-511-1-00-01-010-220 ($1,103) Retirement Contributions, 001-511-1-00-01-010-240 ($169) Workers Compensation to Account 001-599-1-00-99-000-999 Contingency Reserves. Reason: Department of Community Affairs revised statutory
Please transfer $1,875 from Accounts 001-519-1-00-12- 10-110 ($1,366) Executive Salaries, 001-519-1-00-12-010-210 ($95) Social Security Matching, 001-519-1-00-12-010-220 ($359) Retirement Con-tributions, 001-519-1-00-12-010-240 ($55) Workers Compensation to Acount 001-599-1-00-99-000-999 Contingency Reserve. Reason: Department of Community Affairs revised statutory salaries.
Please transfer $900 from 001-599-1-00-99-000-999 Continaencv Reserve to 001-553-1-00-20-000-130. Reason: Approved by Board o f County Commissioners for part-time replacement help need due to illness.
INTRA GOVERNMENTAL TRANSFERS
Please transfer $1.661 from 111-586-1-00-01-900-934 Trans/Sheriff Sheriff's Salary to 111-586-1-00-01-900-935 Trans/Sheriff Deputies/Asstnts. Reason: Department of Community Affairs revised statutory salaries.
Please transfer $1,136,568 from 111-586-1-00-01-900-935 Trans/Sheriff Law Enforcement - Deputies/Asstnts to 111-586-1-00- 1-900-945 Trans/Law Enforcement Jail Operations Deputies/Asstnts. Reason: Distributed by Board according to expenditure activity.
Please transfer $384,369 from 111-586-1-00-01-900-936 Trans/Sheriff Law Enforcement - Other expenses to 111-586-1-00- 1-900-946 Trans/Jail Operation other expenses. Reason: Distributed by Board according to expenditure activity.
Please transfer $6,000 from 111-586-1-00-01-900-937 - Trans/ Sheriff Law Enforcement - Equipment to 111-586-1-00-01-900-947 Trans/Jail Operation Equipment. Reason: Distributed by Board according to expenditure activity.
Please transfer $41,790 from 111-586-1-00-01-900-935 Trans/Sheriff Law Enforcement - Deputies/Asstnts to 111-586-1-00- 01-900-948 Bailiffs. Reason: Distributed by Board according to expenditure activity.
Please transfer $745 from 111-586-1-00-01-900-936 Trans/Sheriff Law Enforcement - Other Expenses to 111-586-1-00- 01-900-949 Bailiffs other expense. Reason: Distributed by Board according to expenditure activity.
Please transfer $88,977 from Account 001-581-1-00-01-800-913 Transfer - Mosquito Control Fund to Account 001-599-1-00- 99-000-999 Contingency Reserve. Reason: Revision of the following Mosquito Control Fund Budget.
ESTIMATED REVENUES BUDGET AMENDED BUDGET
334.610 Mosquito Control I 15,000 15,00
334.620 Mosquito Control II 6,000 10,000
361.100 Interest, Inc.
Profit on Invest 2,000 2,000
369.400 Reimbursements 100 100
381.100 Interfund Trans
General Rev Fd 255,031 166,104
389.999 Balance Brought
Forward Cash - 399.998
389.998 Less 5% Estimated
Receipts 1,155) (1,355)
( Total Estimated
Revenue 276,976 291,849
ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES BUDGET AMENDED BUDGET
Mosquito Control Local 249,976 249.976
116-562-1-00-291-110 Total Local
Mosquito Control State I
116-562-l-00-29-120-523 Chemicals 15,000 18,750
Mosquito Control State II
116-562-1-00-29-130-440 Rentals &
Leases 1,000 1,000
116-562-l-00-29-130-523 Chemicals 5,000 16,123
116-562-1-00-29-130-640 Machinery &
Equip - 6,000 6,000
Reason: Revised ending Fund Balance estimate and to agree with budget certified to State (HRS).
CETA CARRY-OVER FUND
151-551-1-00-22-100-420 Transportation 2,000
151-551-1-00-22-100-497 Needs Based Payments 9,000
151-551-1-00-22-100-499 Other Miscellaneous Cost 284 11,284
151-551-1-00-22-200-420 Transportation 2,000
151-551-1-00-22-200-497 Needs Based Payments 5,000
151-551-1-00-22-200-499 Other Miscellaneous Cost 523
151-551-1-00-23-100-120 Regular Salaries 10,050
151-551-1-00-23-100-210 Social Security Matching 683
151-551-1-00-23-100-220 Retirement Contributions 1,097
151-551-1-00-23-100-230 Life & Health Insurance 7,460
151-551-1-00-23-100-240 Workers Compensation 603
151-551-1-00-23-100-310 Professional Services 500
151-551-1-00-23-100-312 Legal Services 200
151-551-1-00-23-100-340 Contractual Service 26,071
151-551-1-00-23-100-410 Communications 800
151-551-1-00-23-100-420 Transportation 800
151-551-1-00-23-100-421 Postage 200
151-551-1-00-23-100-430 Utility Service 800
151-551-1-00-23-100-440 Rentals & Leases 800
151-551-1-00-23-100-450 Insurance 300
151-551-1-00-23-100-460 Repair & Maintenance 300
151-551-1-00-23-100-430 Other Current
Chgs & Obligs 300
151-551-1-00-23-100-495 Advertising 300
151-551-1-00-23-100-499 Other Miscellaneous Costs 300
151-551-1-00-23-100-510 Office Supplies 300
151-551-1-00-23-100-540 Books, Publications &
151-551-1-00-23-200-120 Regular Salaries 6,700
151-551-1-00-23-200-210 Social Security Matching 455
151-551-1-00-23-200-220 Retirement Contribution 731
151-551-1-00-23-200-230 Life & Health Insurance 498
151-551-1-00-23-200-240 Workers Compensation 402
151-551-1-00-23-200-310 Professional Service 500
151-551-1-00-23-200-312 Legal Service 100
151-551-1-00-23-200-340 Contractual Services 21,922
151-551-1-00-23-200-410 Communications 500
151-551-1-00-23-200-420 Transportation 500
151-551-1-00-23-200-421 Postage 100
151-551-1-00-23-200-430 Utility Services 500
151-551-1-00-23-200-440 Rentals & Leases 500
151-551-1-00-23-200-450 Insurance 200
151-551-1-00-23-200-460 Repair & Maintenance 200
151-551-1-00-23-200-490 Other Current Chgs &
151-551-1-00-23-200-495 Advertising 200
151-551-1-00-23-200-499 Other Miscellaneous Cost 200
151-551-1-00-23-200-510 Office Supplies 200
151-551-1-00-23-200-540 Books, Publications &
151-551-1-00-25-100-120 Regular Salaries 3,700
151-551-1-00-25-100-210 Social Security Matching 252
151-551-1-00-25-100-220 Retirement Contribution 400
151-551-1-00-25-100-230 Life & Health Insurance 280
151-551-1-00-25-100-240 Workers Compensation 112
151-551-1-00-25-100-310 Professional Service 2,500
151-551-1-00-25-100-312 Legal Service 500
151-551-1-00-25-100-400 Travel & Per Diem 700
151-551-1-00-25-100-410 Communications 500
151-551-1-00-25-100-421 Postage 500
151-551-1-00-25-100-430 Utility Services 500
151-551-1-00-25-100-440 Rentals & Leases 500
151-551-1-00-25-100-450 Insurance 1,200
151-551-1-00-25-100-460 Repair & Maintenance 300
151-551-1-00-25-100-490 Other Current Chgs &
151-551-1-00-25-100-495 Advertising 300
151-551-1-00-25-100-499 Other Miscellaneous Cost 5,263
151-551-1-00-25-100-510 Office Supplies 500
151-551-1-00-25-100-540 Books, Publications &
Grand Total 125,386
Transfer $125,386 from 158-551-1-00-23-100-340 to new fund - CETA Carry-over Fund listed above.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board approved the adoption of the Amended 1983-84 Budget for county operations for Lake County.
Commr. Carson informed the Board of a meeting with the Insurance Committee. Commr. Carson stated that the Committee has looked over the quotes for hospitalization insurance and has not come to a consensus with the Committee.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board accepted the Gulf Life proposal on renewal of the policy on a month to month basis at a rate that represents an increase of 76% on employees and 84% of employees with dependants for the next year, the policy becoming effective October 1, 1983.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 6:13 p.m.
Thomas J Windram, Chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk