OCTOBER 4, 1983

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners reconvened in regular session on Tuesday, October 4, 1983, at 2:00 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; and Toni M. Austin, Secretary. It was noted that Commr. Deems was not present for the afternoon meeting.


Mr. Ted Wicks, Pollution Control, addressed the Board to discuss the proposed Mining Ordinance. Mr. Wicks stated that a grandfather clause had been inserted which, in the case of an active mine, would only apply to the lands mined after the Ordinance was passed. Mr. Wicks directed the Board's attention to page 18, VI. B, Applicability to Existing Mining Operations. Mr. Wicks stated that approximately 95% of the mining operations in the County right now are under the Conditional Use Permit which has some reclamation requirements already. Mr. Wicks further stated that all Pollution Control is required to obtain from each mining company is an annual report stating how much the company mines during the year, how much reclamation the company achieves, and basically where the company is going to mine next year.

Discussion occurred regarding the definition of "Director" and the possibility of the Administration of Ordinance being placed with the Pollution Control Board members, and/or Code Enforcement.

Commr . Smoak recommended that on page 8 of the proposed Ordinance, number 11 and 12 be struck in their entirety.

Discussion occurred regarding page 7, #4, "contour lines at two foot intervals of the actual ground contours prior to commencement of mining". Mr. Wicks stated that the two foot intervals were necessary to get the accuracy in doing both the impact on the ground water resource and the surface water resource, and its impact on the final configuration of the land.

Mr. Willett stated that the Mining Site Plan comes after the CUP. Mr. Willett further stated that the Board could waive any of the twelve requirements listed on pages 7 and 8 during the application for the CUP.

Commr. Windram recommended that on page 8, #6, include "the latest available map in the County office".

Chris Ford stated that he only had reservations regarding the reclamation, and Sandy Minkoff was working with the staff on that portion.

Discussion occurred regarding the 30 day period in which the Operating Permit would be issued. Mr. Wicks stated that the period of time was to allow the staff time to draft the operating permit. Commr. Smoak suggested a fifteen day period.

Mr. Wicks stated that another meeting will be held on Monday with the industry people to discuss the issues and areas of concern, such as the wording of reclamation, restoration requirements.

Mr. Willett stated that another issue in question was the performance bond.

Commr. Smoak suggested that after Mr. Wicks meets with the industry people, that he could present a summary of their feelings along with any recommendations, for the final draft.


On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the contract with Jones, Edmunds and Associates, Inc., on Department of Environmental Regulations permits, not to exceed $48,997.50 with the contingency that the Board will determine if they will need the additional $2,000.


On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Burhans and carried unanimously, the Board accepted the resignation of Terri M. Davis and authorized a resolution be drawn.


On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request from Noel E. Griffin, Jr., Sheriff, for funds in the amount of $258,500, subject to the availability of the funds, to be made available to his off ice by October 17, 1983, because the Sheriff's Office is presently replacing costly high mileage vehicles.

There being no further business to be brought before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.

Thomas J Windram, Chairman

James C. Watkins, Clerk