A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
FEBRUARY 19, 1985
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 19, 1985, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Roan, Lake County Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: Glenn C. Burhans, Chairman; James R. Carson, Jr.; Claude E. Smoak, Jr.: C. A. "Lex" Deems: and Thomas J. Windram. Others present were: James C. Watkins, Clerk; Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; Michael C. Willett, County Administrator; Robert L. Wilson, Finance Director: and Mary C. Grover, Secretary.
Mr. Watkins gave the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commr. Carson.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Minutes of February 12, 1985, as corrected.
Commr. Smoak addressed the Board to discuss the past freeze in Lake County in regards to the citrus industry. He also expressed concern for possible erosion that could have a significant impact on Lake County. He stated that Lake County has been in a six-month drought and the rainfall has been below normal for the past six months. He stated that if a heavy rain occurred, there might be a tremendous erosion in Lake County. He further stated that he felt the Board needed to take whatever action is possible to try to preserve the soils. He suggested the Board work with Soil Conservation and the Agriculture Center to see if anything can be done.
No action was taken at this time.
FIRE DISTRICTS-FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Mr. Charles Blymyer, Bassville Fire District, was present to discuss fire problems in Lake County. He stated that the Fire District is averaging at least two runs a day outside of their district assisting with fires. He stated that several of his vehicles are in need of repair. He further stated that he only has one truck that is operable. He requested the Board's assistance to help with the funding to rebuild the trucks. He further stated that the District may have to discontinue their Mutual Aid Agreement with the Division of Forestry until such time their vehicles are repaired.
Mr. Blymyer informed the Board that the District has sent bills to the residences outside of the District. He stated that out of approximately 20 bills sent, only one payment has been received by the District. Commr. Smoak stated that it was his understanding that the Ordinance contained that if there was no response to the billings issued by the Fire Districts, the County would assist in collection of the bills.
Mr. Ford, County Attorney, informed the Board that the County could not give the District any funding as it would be one taxing district giving funds to another taxing district. He stated that the Board could contract with the District to provide services to other areas outside their boundaries and pay the District for that service.
Discussion occurred regarding the Ordinance which was drawn enabling the Fire Districts to repond to calls outside their district. Commr. Smoak stated that he felt the County should assist in developing a plan for the collection of the bills.
Commr. Smoak suggested that it be referred to Mr. Willett, County Administrator, to review the present billing procedure of the Fire District.
Commr. Deems questioned if the current Ordinance or a new Ordinance would enable the County to place liens on the property if the owner does not pay the bill. The Board directed Mr. Ford to research the Ordinances to see if liens could be placed on the property. The Board also directed Mr. Blymyer to submit copies of the invoices he has already sent to Mr Willett for his review.
GAME & FRESH WATER FISH COMMISSION
Major William King, Regional Manager, Florida Game & Fresh
Water Fish Commission, addressed the Board to discuss problems that he had with Resolution 1984-110, in which Lake County requested that the State of Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission and the Department of Natural Resources prohibit the killing of does at the Wekiva River, located on the Lake County side. He stated that the resolution states that the indiscriminate killing of does could adversely affect the deer population. He stated that it was not indiscriminated deer killing, but it was planned based upon scientific management.
Commr. Windram informed the Board that he had invited Major King to speak to the Board regarding the situation.
Major King gave a brief synopsis of the deer population in the State of Florida. He also discussed the harvesting of the antlerless deer.
Commr. Windram commented that he had received four telephone calls that the deer hunting at Tosohatchee was not as good as it had been in the past.
Commr . Windram also expressed his concern for off-season patrols for the hunting area. Major King responded that there was not a specified number of people who patrol the area, but there are two people who live in or adjacent to the area. Major King explained that the definition of antlerless deer was small yearling bucks without horns and female deer.
Commr. Smoak questioned if permits are issued and if there was a limit as to the amount of deer killed. Major King responded that there is a quota hunt system and permits are issued.
Mr. B.G. Anderson, Eustis, addressed the Board and stated that he did not agree with the figures from the Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission. He stated all the deer that he has seen has been in perfect shape. He further stated that there is continuous year round fire hunting at the location.
Mr. Ray Gatch, member of a hunting club, also addressed the Board to question Major King regarding the antlerless deer program.
Sheriff Griffin commended the Commission on the Resolution adopted and stated that there was a law enforcement problem in
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCIL
MS. Janice Richardson, Manager of Job Service of Leesburg
and Mrs. Robbie Baird, Private Industry Council, were present requesting approval of the Job Service of Florida, Local Job Service Plan for 1985.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Local Service Plan for the Job Service of Florida as presented by Ms. Richardson and authorized the Chairman to sign the necessary documents.
At 10:30 a.m. the Chairman announced that the advertised time had arrived to discuss the proposed Road Impact Fee Ordinance.
It was noted that the proper proof of publication was on hand as it appeared in the January 30, 1985, and February 12, 1985, editions of the Sentinel Star, Lake Little Sentinel.
Commr . Smoak gave a brief synopsis on the formation and the workshops held by the Impact Fee Study Committee.
Mr. Dan Kotulla, Director of Planning, addressed the Board to discuss the following amendments proposed by the Study Committee:
1. Page 3, Section V, (A): Deletion of the following sentence: "The Fees shown on the Schedule reflect a discount to encourage use of the Schedule in order to reduce the administrative time needed to process Traffic Impact Statements.
2. Page 4, Section V, (B): Division of the formula into
the following two parts:
(1) Traffic Generation Rate X Average Trip Length + 2 + Lane Capacity = New Lane Miles (2) New Lane Miles X $226,300 X .6 = Fee Per Unit
3. Road Benefit Districts: Recanmendation of a seven (7) road benefit district instead of the eight (8) road benefit districts currently being used.
Dr. Julian Juergensmeyer, Consulting Firm, addressed the Board to summarize the events that led up to drafting an ordinance. He stated that the three members of the consulting firm were: himself; Dr. James Nicholas, Econanist from Florida Atlantic University; and Mr. Tom Roberts, Planning Consultant from Atlanta. He stated that his consulting team has worked with the staff, Study Committee, and the County Attorney's Office, in trying to formulate a draft ordinance. He then discussed portions of the proposed ordinance.
Dr. James Nicholas addressed the Board to discuss Section V, Computation of Road Impact Fees. He used the formula on page 4 of the proposed ordinance to explain the method of how the figures in the fee schedule were computed. He stated that the generation statistics, as determined by the Institute of Traffic Engineers, was used in the formula to arrive at the fees. He explained that the Committee had made a policy recanmendation that the Board impose a fee that captures 60% of the deficit. He stated that the Board could charge more than 60%, but recommended that the Board not exceed 80%. He also discussed the Residential section of the Fee Schedule. He stated that the section could be broken down into 20 different classifications, but it was the recommendation of the Committee to have a single category.
Mr. Nicholas further discussed Section VII, Use of Funds. He explained that special accounts would have to be established for each road benefit district and that the funds could not be ran through the General Revenue Account. He also stated that the money collected should be spent for the purposes it was intended. He further stated that the money collected in each benefit district should go into the account for that district. He further explained that there was a refund provision in the Ordinance that monies be refunded, with interest, to the feepayer if the funds are not expended or encumbered within six (6) years from the date the Road Impact Fee was paid.
Dr. Juergensmeyer then addressed the Board to discuss the remainder of the proposed ordinance.
Commr. Smoak stated that the Committee had unanimously voted on the lower fee schedule to prevent the contesting of the numbers and also to give additional time to generate Lake County's specific numbers. He stated that the numbers used by Dr. Juergensmeyer are statistically valid numbers statewide. He further stated that the formula deriving the gas tax credit did not include the 2c optional gas tax which is now being collected for the first time this year.
Dr. Juergensmeyer informed the Board that there is not direct
Supreme Court of Florida approval for road impact fees. He stated
there is the District Court of Appeals (DCA) approval of road
impact fees and have followed the format and theories of road
impact fees that have met Florida DCA approval.
Commr. Smoak commented that the arterial and collectors roads are mainly located in and around cities, few are located in the County. He stated that the funds would not be spent in rural areas.
Commr. Smoak informed the Board and audience that a draft Interlocal Agreement has been prepared for the cities review. Commr. Burhans informed the Board and audience that a letter had been received from Mr. Steve Richey, attorney from Leesburg, endorsing the impact fee.
Commr. Smoak then introduced the Committee Members: Mr. Bill Roop, a retired County Planner from Palm Beach County who went through the implementation of a road impact fee; Mr. Carl Ludecke, a builder: Chick Gregg, former Mayor of Leesburg and a contractor/ commercial builder; Mr. Terry Carney, representing Mobile Home Industry; Mr. Steve Richey, representing developers; Mr. Michael Willett, County Administrator; Mr. Dan Kotulla, Director of Planning; and himself, as Chairman.
Mr. Marty Sheveling, representing the Lake County Homebuilders Association, addressed the Board and stated that the local Homebuilders Association and the National Homebuilders Association had taken a position on impact fees. He stated that it was the feeling of the Associations that new construction should not have to pay for any "catch up' measures. He stated that they would be happy to pay for any costs that new construction creates.
Mr. Carl Ludecke addressed the Board to discuss the proposed ordinance and stated that he was looking forward in working with the County with the road impact fee.
Mr. Michael Stearman, City of Eustis, canmended the staff on working with the cities on the road impact fees. He stated that all his concerns have been addressed, and he would have no problem in recommending the Interlocal Agreement to the City for approval.
Mr. Keith Shamrock, realtor, addressed the Board to discuss his views on the proposed ordinance and commended the staff for the work they have done.
Mr. Gwin Cadwell, City of Umatilla, addressed the Board and stated that he was in favor of the road impact fee.
Mrs. Helen Cottom, Commissioner for the Town of Lady Lake, addressed the Board to question how the road impact fees would benefit Lady Lake.
Commr. Smoak explained that money will not be spent on rural roads, it has to be spent on either collector or arterial roads. He stated that the Town of Lady Lake would be involved each year in selecting the priorities for the road benefit district in which they are located.
Mr. Greg Beliveau, City of Leesburg, informed the Board that the City did have some reservations concerning the proposed ordinance, but their concerns have been worked out through the workshops. He also stated that he would be recanmending approval of the Interlocal Agreement to the City. Be also canmended the County staff on the preparation of the proposed ordinance.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following amendments to the proposed ordinance:
1. Change the effective date of the ordinance from March 11,
1985, to March 15, 1985.
2. Page 3, Section V, (A): Deleted the following sentence:
"The Fees shown on the Schedule reflect a discount to encourage use of the Schedule in order to reduce the administrative time needed to process Traffic Impact Statements.
3. Page 4, Section V, (B): Division of the formula into the following two parts:.(
1) Traffic Generation Rate X Average Trip Length + 2 +
Lane Capacity = New Lane Miles
(2) New Lane Miles X $226,300 X .6 = Fee Per Unit
4. Road Benefit Districts: Change of the road benefit districts to seven (7) from eight (8).
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved to place the proposed ordinance on the floor for its first and final reading, by title only:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF THE USE AND DEVELOPMENT OF LAND IN LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; IMPOSING AN IMPACT FEE ON LAND DEVELOPMENT IN LAKE COUNTY FOR PROVIDING NEW ROADS AND RELATED FACILITIES NECESSITATED BY SUCH NEW DEVELOPMENT; STATING THE AUTHORITY FOR ADOPTION OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 'THE TRANSPORTATION ELEMENT OF THE LAKE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF A ROAD IMPACT FEE AS THE PREREQUISITE FOR ISSUANCE OF A BUILDING PERMIT OR DEVELOPMENT PERMIT; PROVIDING FOR REVIEW AND ADJUSTMENT OF THE IMPACT FEE; PROVIDING A METHOD OF PAYMENT OF THE FEE; PROVIDING FOR THE PLACEMENT OF REVENUE COLLECTED FROM ROAD IMPACT FEES INTO SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS ESTABLISHED FOR THAT PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE LIMITING OF EXPENDITURES OF FUNDS FROM THE SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TO CERTAIN CAPITAL COSTS: PROVIDING FOR THE REFUND OF UNEXPENDED FUNDS; PROVIDING A PENALTY PROVISION: PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board adopted the Road Impact Fee Ordinance, 1985-1, as amended and as read on its first and final reading by title only.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved to amend the ordinance to include that Alternate D be the official road benefit district map.
Commr. Smoak expressed his appreciation to all the Committee Members, Dr. Juergensmeyer, Dr. Nicholas, Dr. Roberts, the cities, and the County Staff for working together on the preparation of an ordinance.
RECESS & REASSEMBLY
At 12:00 Noon the Chairman announced that the Board would recess for lunch. The Board reconvened at 2:00 p.m. for the County Administrator's Agenda. Commr. Windram was not present for the afternoon session.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S AGENDA
ROAD CLOSINGS - PERMISSION TO ADVERTISE
Petition #370 - Portion of Right-of-Way of C-25A & Dixie Avenue
No one present wished to discuss this request with the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to advertise for the vacation of that portion of the right-of-way of C-25A and Dixie Avenue described as the West one foot of the South 30 feet of the East 18 feet of Lot 26, Block 16 of F. H. Whitney's S/D of Blocks 3, 13, 16, and 23 of Fruitland Park, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 13 of the Public Records of Lake County, Florida, by the City of Fruitland Park, Florida, as per Petition No. 370.
On a motion by Commr. Deans, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved to post load limits on the following eleven (11) bridges as outlined in the letter from the Department of Transportation, dated January 25, 1985:
Br. No. 114044
Br. No. 114045
Br. No. 114046
Br. No. 114047
Br. No. 114052
Br. No. 114054
Br. No. 114077
Br. No. 114078
Br. No. 114080
Br. No. 110078
C-466A Picciola Road
C-561A Palatlakaha River
C-56lA North of Clermont
C-445 Alexander Springs
3-3259 & Canal-Venetian Village
C-565 Palatlakaha River Villa City Road
3-1040 Lakeshore Drive Palatlakaha River
3-1039 Canal Southside-Lake Minnehaha
3-0539 Green Swamp Road
C-448 Apopka Canal
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to prepare "Entering" and "Leaving Lake Soil & Water Conservation District" signs for the Lake Soil & Water Conservation District at no charge to the District.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to have Rosier Equipment buy back the 815 Cat Landfill Compactor in the amount of $36,000.00, and advertise for a new landfill compactor.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board denied the request to bid two (2) CAT 120G graders.
DEEDS/ROADS, COUNTY & STATE
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved to release the following road reservations from the Department of Transportation for the following Murphy Act Deeds:
#106 - Reserve 12.5 feet from the centerline of Harold Street and reserve 15 feet from the centerline of Westside Drive. Also reserve 50 feet from the centerline of State Highway 44.
#977 - Reserve 25 feet from the centerline of Oak Lane,
#5-6664. (East of Dona Vista)
#2799 - Reserve 40 feet from the centerline of St. Andrews Blvd. and also reserve 25 feet fran the centerline of Aberdoney Avenue. (Mount Plymouth)
#1413 - Reserve 20 feet from the centerline of Sumter Street. (City of Leesburg)
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and
carried unanimously, the Board accepted a Right-of-Way Deed from
Lake County Radio, Inc., Radio Road, #l-5433.
Mr. Willie Smith, Highland Lakes Subdivision, addressed the Board to discuss the right-of-way for Highland Lakes. He stated that the road the Subdivision is currently using is located on private property and that the road canes out on a blind curve.
Mr. Smith rguested that the Board take action to reacquire the right-of-way which had previously been closed at the request of the Mandersons in 1980.
Commr. Burhans informed the Board that a court case had been filed on this right-of-way and that the case was dismissed. He asked the Board at this time if anyone would like to make a motion approving the recommendation of Mr. Smith for the County to purchase the right-of-way which was vacated. He stated that it was the policy of the Board not to buy right-of-way.
Mr. Jim Stivender, Public Works, stated that the original road, as shown on the survey, ends into a pond.
Mr. Bobby Hawley, Highland Lakes Subdivision, addressed the Board and stated that in 1979, the residents used the original right-of-way to go back to the pond to go swimming. He stated that the road exiting on the blind curve is dangerous for the residents.
Mr. Smith requested that the Board postpone discussion until the full Board is present. Commr. Burhans suggested Mr. Smith contact his District Commissioner for further discussion.
Discussion occurred regarding the current right-of-way being used. Mr. Ford, County Attorney, stated that the current access could not be fenced by the property owner.
Commr. Carson pointed out to Mr. Smith that the County does not buy right-of-way, but that the right-of-way was deeded to the County.
Commr. Smoak stated he felt the Board needed to take action to assure the property owners that the County would defend the existing right-of-way.
No action was taken at this time.
Mr. Lonnie Strickland, Director of Health & General Services, addressed the Board and stated that the Lake County Fair Board was requesting the use of the Fairgrounds from March 15, through April 20, 1985.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board granted the request of the Lake County Fair Board for the use of the Fairgrounds from March 15, through April 20, 1985, subject to the Fair Board working around prior commitments that are scheduled to use the Fairgrounds.
BONDS - MOBILE HOME
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request of Cy Meshcer, South Lake County, District #3, to live in a mobile home on the same piece of property on which his conventional dwelling unit is being built, subject to the proper bond being posted, with the stipulation that the mobile home will be removed upon completion of the conventional dwelling unit or upon the request of the Board of County Commissioners.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the final plat of Smith-Ferndale Subdivision.
SUBDIVISIONS/ROADS, COUNTY & STATE
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the final plat for Linda Glen Estates, Unit #2, accepted a maintenance bond in the amount of $2,836 for the roads in Linda Glen Estates, Unit #2 and accepted the following roads into the County maintenance system:
1. Linmar Avenue - #l-6203
2. Glenda Street - #l-6103A
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved the final plat of Valley Hill Farms, subject to the receipt of the performance bond.
Mr. Bob Fields, Planning Department, addressed the Board to discuss the application for the 1985 Community Service Block Grant. He informed the Board that the City of Mount Dora has already applied for the funds. He stated that the Board normally divides the funds between Sunrise Workshop and The Haven. He further stated that there were two options for the County:
1. Split the funds with the City of Mount Dora. (The total
grant is approximately $7,500); or
2. Go to hearings.
Mr. Fields also stated that the City has agreed to split the funds.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved to split the funds for the 1985 Community Service Block Grant with the City of Mount Dora.
BIDS/CLAY PITS/COUNTY PROPERTY
Mr. Michael Willett, County Administrator, addressed the Board regarding bids received for the abandoned clay pit at Laws Road. He stated that the appraised value of the property was $6,000.00. The following bids were received:
Craig Septic Tanks Service $ 300.00
Ted Wyatt $3,750.00
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board declared the abandoned clay pit at Laws Road as surplus and sold the abandoned clay pit to Ted Wyatt, highest bidder, in the amount of $3,750.00.
PUBLIC WORKS/ROADS, COUNTY & STATE
Mr. Ben Benedum, Director of Public Works, addressed the Board to report on the intersection of C-48 and C-33.
Mr. Benedum stated that he was proposing additional pavement and reconstruction the intersection, but due to the expense involved, he proposed the utilization of delineators and four (4) foot aluminum posts to see if the traffic can be controlled. If this does not work, then the Board could consider reconstruction of the intersection. He stated that he would report back to the Board on the success of the delineators.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board upheld the recanmendation of Mr. Benedum to place delineators and four (4) foot aluminum posts at the intersection of C-48 and C-33 and if that does not work, directed Mr. Benedum to make another recanmendation to the Board.
Mr. Michael Willett, County Administrator, addressed the Board to report on the St. John's permit for the Springs Subdivision. He stated that a public hearing was being held March 12, 1985, and that the Board needed a representative to be present at the meeting. The Board directed Mr. Willett to attend the meeting.
Mr. Michael Willett, County Administrator, informed the Board that a request had been received from Mr. Bugni, a member of the Health Care Cost Committee, for reimbursement for expenditures totaling $588.77.
Commr. Carson made a motion, which was seconded by Commr. Smoak to deny the request from Mr. Bugni.
Commr. Smoak informed the Board that Mr. Bugni did contact him regarding the request, and he brought it before the Board for their consideration. He stated that it was discussed and that the Board's opinion was that this type of request had never been done before, any long distance calls he wished to make could be done on the Suncom in a County Office and that any transportation would have to be directly through the Health Care Cost Committee.
Mr. Bugni was then directed by Commr. Smoak to contact the Chairman if he had any questions regarding the Board's action.
Commr. Smoak also indicated to Mr. Bugni that there would not be any reimbursement of funds unless a recommendation came from the Health Care Cost Committee. At this time the Board voted on the motion to deny the request of Mr. Bugni and the motion was carried unanimously.
Commr. Smoak questioned if there was any indication from the Health Care Cost Committee that any member had the authority to, at County expense, investigate on his own things that would be involved and that they would be reimbursed.
Commr. Burhans explained that Mr. Bugni was a member of the Sub-Committee of the Health Care Cost Committee and did a lot of investigation. He stated Mr. Bugni was offered the use of the Suncom line and secretarial support.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board authorized the Chairman to appoint a committee to study the Federal Grant pertaining to an emergency operating center.
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board directed a letter be sent to the Department of Law Enforcement indicating the Board's concurrence of the reappointment of William H. Shutze, M.D., District Medical Examiner for District 5, to this office, effective July 1, 1985.
Commr. Burhans informed the Board that he had received a letter from the Tavares Chamber of Commerce inviting the Board to participate in the "Planning For Growth" seminar to be held February 26, and March 5, 1985, in the Tavares City Council Chambers in the City Hall. The Board referred the letter to Mr. Willett, County Administrator.
BONDS - CONTRACTOR
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following Contractor Bonds:
1745-85 Ralph N. Swanson
4242-85 Jay W. Samarino (Residential)
4243-85 John S. Stevens (Electrical)
4245-85 William E. Sands, Jr. (Specialty1
1450-85 A. Bastberg
LICENSES & PERMITS
On a motion by Ccmmr. Deems, seconded by Ccmmr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following gun permits
Arthur T. Blundell Lawrence Hoag
Karen S. Speir Ivan L. Hill
Stephen C. Snedegar
On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried unanimously, the Board approved the revocation of the gun permit for Jack Wolfenson, per his request.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved payment of warrant #46780 through warrant #47039 for the following accounts:
General Revenue Fine & Forfeiture
Revenue Sharing County Transportation Trust
Mosquito Control Law Library
Aquatic Weed Northeast Hospital
Northwest Ambulance Section 8
Private Industry Council Landfills
Countywide Library Special Assessments
The motion also included payment for the following indigents:
A. R. Sewell for Terri Dixon - $5O/February
Lincoln Park Apts., Inc. for Willie D. Wilburn - $5O/February
Lincoln Park Apts., Inc. for Rosemary Graham - $50/February
Max Williams for Brenda Russ Miller - $50/February
Harold Arnold for Annie Creamer - $50/February
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Smoak and carried unanimously, the Board approved and authorized the Chairman and the Clerk to sign the contract with the Econanic Development Council, with funds being paid to the Council, upon submission of an invoice, from October 1, 1984, to the current date.
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board acknowledged receipt of the Distribution of Revenue, Traffic/Criminal Cases for the week ending January 31, 1985, ($9,072.20).
AUDITS/FIRE DISTRICTS-FIRE DEPARTMENTS
On a motion by Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and
carried unanimously, the Board acknowledged receipt of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports for the year ended September 30, 1984, for the following Fire Districts:
Bassville Fire District
Northwest Lake County Fire District
Mount Plymouth Fire District
Mr. Ford, County Attorney, informed the Board that Mr. Dean Saunders, representing Senator Lawton Chiles, would be using the Board's Conference Room on Tuesday, March 5, 1985, to assist constituents who may be having problems with the Federal
RECESS & REASSEMBLY
At 3:15 p.m. the Chairman announced that the Board would recess for fifteen (15) minutes. The Board reconvened at 3:30 p.m. for the presentation from the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED/PUBLIC WORKS/COMMITTEES
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board approved payment in the amount of $15,000 to Dr. Juerqensmeyer, consulting firm for the road impact fee. It was noted that there was an additional $5,000 fee payable to Dr. Juergensmeyer when the public service feasibility report had been completed.
Mr. Pete Hubbell, Southwest Florida Water Management District, was present to give a presentation and recommendation for providing flood detention, water storage, and recreation benefits in the Green Swamp. He stated that each Commissioner should have received a copy of the Green Swamp Project Executive Report.
During a slide presentation, Mr. Hubbell pointed out the areas known as the Green Swamp, and the Area of State Concern.
Mr. Hubbell stated that the purpose of the Green Swamp Project was to develop strategies for water management in the Green Swamp area. He stated that the Executive Summary was divided into four different parts: Executive, Engineering, Environmental, and Economic. He also discussed the revolution of water management in the Green Swamp.
Mr. Hubbell informed the Board that out of 25 alternatives, the following five projects were recommended for further analysis:
1. Green Swamp Flood Detention Area Project
2. Two Cascade Pool Project
3. Three Cascade Pool Project
4. Upper Hillsborough Flood Detention Area Switch Project
5. Non-Structural Project
Mr. Hubbell then discussed the results and canparisons of the project alternatives.
Mr. Hubbell also discussed the following conclusions as
outlined in the Green Swamp Report:
1. All project alternatives are not viable for flood control alone based on the following economic conclusions.
2. No structural alternatives would prove to be viable based on the engineering, environmental, and economic conclusions.
3. Although structural and non-structural project alternatives in the Green Swamp are not justified for flood control, continual land ownership and future land acquisition are justified under Save Our Rivers Five Year program.
Mr. Hubbell then discussed the following recommendations of
the Green Swamp Executive Report:
1. Accept the conclusion section of the Executive Report.
2. Declare the Green Swamp a Save Our Rivers priority project.
3. Identify viable Green Swamp Save Our Rivers boundaries
based on a non-structural project.
4. Identify land acquisition and land disposal strategies.
5. Develop a restoration and/or mitigation plan for the
Non-Structural Project area.
6. Develop a land and resource management plan to insure achievement and satisfaction of Save Our Rivers program goals and objectives.
Commr . Smoak expressed his concern for Lake County. He stated that Lake County does not want to see Lake County water moved to the Withlacoochee or the Hillsborough. He stated that Lake County is particularly interested in Lake County waters moving in the historical northerly flow pattern through Big and Little Creeks.
Commr . Smoak also expressed concern that as the Southwest Florida Water Management District comes further into Lake County from west to east and acquires ownership to land, that at some point in time Lake County does not have a greater percentage of the storage of stormwaters running to the west and northwest instead of running north to the Chain of Lakes in the Palatlakaha River Basin.
Mr. Will Davis, Executive Director, Lake County Water Authority, questioned what would be the impact of waters running under C-33. Mr. Hubbell replied that he did not feel the impact would be significant because of the increase in the size of the water shed.
Mr. Otto Marrin and Mr. Bill Marrin addressed the Board to discuss the price of acreage located in the Green Swamp area.
On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried unanimously, the Board instructed staff to work with the Water Authority to formulate a policy statement from Lake County to be communicated to the Southwest Florida Water Management District concerning the potential acquisition of additional lands in Lake County and the preservation of Lake County waters to flow northerly in their historical flow patterns, irrespective of manmade changes or impounds which have changed the historical flow.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 4:35 p-m.
Glenn C. Burhans, Chairman
James C. Watkins, Clerk