The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 7, 1989, at 9:00 a.m., in the Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Room, Lake County Courthouse, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: C. W. "Chick" Gregg, Chairman; Thomas J. Windram; Richard Swartz; Michael J. Bakich; and Don Bailey. Others present were: Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; Ava Kronz, Assistant to the County Administrator; Robert K. McKee, Chief Deputy Clerk; and Linda Springston, Deputy Clerk.
Commr. Bakich gave the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commr. Swartz.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the Regular Minutes of January 17, 1989, and the Special Minutes of January 19, 1989, as presented.
COUNTY EMPLOYEES/MOSQUITO-AQUATIC WEED CONTROL
Commr. Gregg stepped to the front of the audience to read and present a plaque to Margaret Gebhart, who is retiring from the Lake County Mosquito-Aquatic Weed Control Office, after 20 years of service to the County.
CLERK OF COURTS CONSENT AGENDA
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following:
Payment of Warrant 1190672 through Warrant #91478, for the following accounts:
County Transportation Trust Countywide Fire District
Pasco Fire District General Revenue
Countywide Library Section 8
Emergency 911 Fund Mosquito Control
Landfills Eustis Section 8
Mt. Plymouth Fire District South Lake Fire District
Northwest Fire District Paisley Fire District
Bassville Fire District Capital Outlay
Fine & Forfeiture Law Library
Aquatic Weed Private Industry Council
Northeast Hospital Northeast Ambulance
Northwest Ambulance Road Impact
Accounts Allowed/County Property
The following eight items, in the amount of $26,836.94, to be removed from Lake County's Fixed Assets, per Don Gullickson & Inventory:
Prop# Dept. Item Amount Reason
1982 Leesburg Barn Harrow $ 395.00 To be junked
7987 EMS 1981 Ambulance 24,000.00 To be junked
8176 Public Works R/C Pump 350.00 To be junked
8177 Public Works R/C Pump 350.00 To be junked
8255 Mosquito Control 10 HP Motor 540.00 Stolen
8294 Admin. Services Time Clock 369.94 To be junked
8421 Animal Control Radio 536.00 To be junked
8618 Minneola Barn Chain Saw 296.00 To be junked
Satisfaction of Assessment Liens for the following Subdivisions:
George W. Millen (Amended) $1,334.80
Lois Williams & Faye Laughlin 768.82
Dr. Benjamin Byland 537.29
Highland Lakes Subdivision
Susan I. Crone 724.41
Gary & Janet Dahler 446.25
Sorrento Shores Subdivision
S & K Realty 2,782.52
Hilltop Sorrento Subdivision
Donald R. Brumfield 1,811.97
David & Doris Worthington 2,718.20
St. Johns Waterfront Estate
Irene P. Lowrie 440.61
Irene P. Lowrie 440.61
Pine Island Shores
Richard K. & Jean B. Miller 535.20
Picciola Island Subdivision
Larry G. & Caro Stephenson 383.95
S & K Realty 1,690.84
Ocala Forest Campsites
M. W. & Elma N. Fraikin 739.19
Silver Lake Estate
Rufus B. L Jean P. Ward 826.63
David V. & Virginia Cleary 938.27
Country Club View Subdivision
Silver Lake Golf & Country 1,069.44
Satisfaction of Judgment, Case No. 88-1067-CJ, for David Jeffrey Dupuis, and his mother Sharleen Gallagher, in the amount of $50.00.
Satisfaction of Judgment, Case No. 82-473-CJ, for Alvin Curtis Harrison, Juvenile, and Minnie Harrison, Parent, in the amount of $50.00.
The Board acknowledged receipt of the following:
Florida Contraband Forfeiture Quarterly Report, from the Lake County Sheriff's Office, in the quarter beginning October 1, 1988 and ending December 31, 1988, in the amount of $67,167.43.
Accounts Allowed/Deeds/Tax Collector
Unclaimed excess proceeds due landowners on applications for tax deeds totaling $14,211.32, dated February 7, 1989.
Distribution of Revenue Traffic/Criminal Cases for the month ending December 31, 1988, in the amount of $105,448.70.
The Board approved to engage Arthur Young for preparation of the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, at an estimated cost of $8,700.00.
Sheriff George E. Knupp, Jr. and members of his staff appeared before the Board to discuss several changes within the Lake County Sheriff's Department.
Deputy Dick Ramsey, with the Agriculture Marine Unit, appeared before the Board to discuss the proposed K-9 unit, which the Sheriff's Department is planning to acquire. The mission of the dogs are to prevent and detect crime, apprehend criminals, and to protect the life and property of the citizens of Lake County. He noted that the dogs, which will be German Shepherds, will be trained in obedience, man protection, building and area search, tracking and drug prevention. He stated that, Tiffany, the black Labrador, that Lake County now uses to detect drugs, will be recertified, by returning to school for 120 hours with a new handler, to comply with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement standards. Those handlers with the German Shepherds will have to attend a 400 hour school to comply with mandatory standards set by the FDLE.
Deputy Ramsey noted that the dogs will be acquired through Gailey's K-9's of Orlando. He stated that the K-9 units will be equipped with a K-9 container and lifeguard, that ensures that the animal does not get too hot inside the vehicle while the handler is away, which are interchangeable with other vehicles.
Deputy Ramsey stated that the Sheriff has authorized the purchase of the K-9's and equipment, and that the program will be reimbursed through the Law Enforcement Trust Fund.
At this time, Officer Glen Bechman and his partner Kibe, a street trained German Shepherd, with the Altamonte Police Department, appeared before the Board. Officer Bechman gave a brief history of Kibe.
Sheriff Knupp discussed the request for a budget amendment for FY 88-89, due to an increase in retirement contribution rates. He stated that he understood that his office will delay any action on this request until the lawsuit concerning the matter is closed.
Food Services for the Temporary and Leesburg Jails
Deputy Gary Borders, Jail Director, appeared before the Board to discuss the food services for the temporary and Leesburg Jails.
Deputy Borders discussed the previous and current jail population during the recent months, and noted that as of 8:00 a.m. today, the population was at 278; therefore, it is imperative that the opening of the Temporary Jail be expedited.
Deputy Borders discussed several items which are necessary to open the Temporary Jail, which were not budgeted for, with those items being in the areas of food services, linens, inmate clothing and miscellaneous items.
Deputy Borders stated that, rather than pursue previous planning of food catering for the Temporary Jail, for an approximate cost of $200,000.00 a year, or $6.84 per day per inmate, the Sheriff has decided to update the Main Jail kitchen to feed the inmates at the Temporary Jail, for a yearly cost of $81,000.00, or $2.76 per day per inmate. He stated that, for a total cost of $10,522.00, the kitchen could be updated, and will save the taxpayer's approximately $119,000.00 yearly, by preparing the meals.
Deputy Borders noted, that once the Temporary Jail is operational, the County will no longer be paying Marion County to house Lake County's inmates at $29.00 a day, at an approximate average monthly cost between $20,000.00-26,000.00, depending on population.
Deputy Borders brought to the attention of the Board that the Sheriff's Department is currently utilizing a food catering service to feed the inmates at Leesburg, at a cost of $1.34 a day per inmate, roughly $8,500.00-$9,000.00 monthly. The Sheriff has decided to renovate the kitchen at the Leesburg Jail, for meal preparation, at an approximate cost of $2.56 per day per inmate, or $3,510.00 monthly.
Deputy Borders stated that $4,332.00 is needed to install appliances and equipment, and an additional $5,000.00 would be needed for materials to renovate the kitchen to conform to Health Department and Fire Marshall standards. To operate the kitchen, two cooks will also be added to the payroll.
Deputy Borders noted that Lake County will be able to feed the inmates, and pay two employees, for an annual figure of $75,000.00, compared to food catering, of an annual cost of up to $105,000.00, which is a saving of $30,000.00 yearly. After these projects are completed, the annual taxpayers savings may be as high as $170,000.00. Sheriff Knupp has transferred $62,000.00 out of the Food Service Account, and placed it into the Equipment Account, in order to expedite the opening of the Temporary Jail.
Deputy Borders stated that the Temporary Jail is scheduled to be opened on March 1, 1989, pending approval by the Department of Corrections.
Temporary Jail Facility
Deputy Borders discussed the improvements needed to secure the Temporary Jail, and stated that he would like authorization to perform the needed improvements. Without these improvements Lake County will be limited to the types of prisoners housed.
Commr. Gregg stated that he has reviewed the improvements requested by the Sheriff, and that the Temporary Jail was constructed with the contract that the building would meet Department of Corrections and Department of Community Affairs approval, and that the Commissioners have no problem with the changes that have been requested.
Discussion occurred regarding the Perimeter Fence at the Temporary Jail, which should be secured into the ground, or razor wire placed along the bottom, to prevent inmates from pulling the fence up to escape.
Discussion occurred regarding the ceiling in the Temporary Jail, which needs to be repaired, because in one area it is falling, and other areas appear to be bowed and leaks.
Mr. Robert K. McKee, Chief Deputy Clerk, stated that he has met with the General Manager and Vice President of Space Masters, who built the structures, and they informed him that Space Masters will repair the ceiling and anything else that needs repairing.
Mr. Chris Ford, County Attorney, stated that, from a liability standpoint, he recommends securing the fence into the ground, because an inmate could get hurt on the razor wire, if he were pushed into it.
Sheriff Knupp noted that in addition to the $62,000.00, which he had moved from the Food Service Account, $18,000.00 of that will be moved into the Salary Account.
Mr. McKee stated that the Sheriff needs to submit a memo to categorically transfer the funds, for Board approval.
Captain Claude Gnann, and Lieutenant Mark Palmer, of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, appeared before the Board to present an update on the zone structures for the Road Patrol, in relation to manpower and vehicle assignments.
Captain Gnann discussed the times and areas which the deputies will report for briefing, and how the patrol will expand and phasedown. He also outlined the zone boundaries, which have increased from seven zones to 14 zones. The purpose of these additional zones is to increase response time, allow deputies more time on the crime scene for investigation, and allow more time for preventive patrol.
Captain Gnann added that the Sheriff has also planned for two Traffic Officers, working varying schedules, and two countywide Training Officers, who will train new deputies and greatly reduce the liability risk.
Captain Gnann noted that Sheriff Knupp allocated 79 positions to complete these plans, however, are not yet fully on-line, therefore, needs the Board's approval to furnish the additional positions with automobiles.
At this time, Mr. McKee stated that the Board has a 9:30 a.m. Public Hearing.
PUBLIC HEARING - ROAD CLOSING
Petition No. 532 - Howard J. Simpson and H. James Simpson, Jr.
- Mt. Dora Area
Mr. Bob Taylor, a resident in the area, questioned whether the access from County Road 448, for Tracts H and I, will remain open.
The Board indicated that there will be access for those areas.
It was noted that proper proof of publication was on hand as it appeared in the January 10, 1989, and January 17, 1989, editions of The Orlando Sentinel, The Lake Sentinel.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to vacate roads and lots for Lock Leven Farms, Mt. Dora Area, as advertised in Petition No. 532, by Howard J. Simpson and H. James Simpson, Jr.
SHERIFF AGENDA (CON'T.)
Purchase of Vehicles
Lieutenant Mark Palmer discussed with the Board the purchase of additional vehicles needed for the Uniform Patrol Division. He stated that the Sheriff has purchased 14 used vehicles, which will be assigned to members of the Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Investigations Division, with one of those vehicles assigned to the Sheriff. He noted that the Sheriff plans to make available to the Board of County Commissioners, 13 used vehicles, all of which are four-wheel drive, Dodge Ram Chargers.
Lieutenant Palmer noted that the Sheriff is requesting that the County purchase seven Police Package, 1989 Ford LTD's for the Lake County Sheriff's Office, which cost $12,918.00 each, at State Bid price, and include a five year, or 100,000 mile, manufacturer's warranty, with a total cost for all seven of $90,426.00, which will be assigned to Personnel within the Uniform Patrol Division.
Lieutenant Palmer stated that the cars will need to be equipped with radios, lights and sirens, therefore the Sheriff will auction off vehicles that have been side-lined due to extensive mileage, and that money will be transferred to be used to equip the new cars with the above mentioned equipment. The Sheriff is also planning on selling confiscated vehicles and place the proceeds from those sales into the Law Enforcement Account.
Communications Center & 911 Funding
Captain Chester discussed the status of the Sheriff's Communications Center and the funding necessary to implement the 911 service. He stated that the renovations to the Communications Center should be completed in approximately three weeks.
Captain Chester informed the Board that when the renovations are completed there will be three radio consoles; Channel one will monitor and dispatch calls for other police agencies; Channel two will monitor and dispatch calls for Lake County units which are in the northern sector of the County; and Channel Five will monitor and dispatch calls for Lake County units that are in the southern sector of the County. There will be a Telefax Operator and a Printer, and four complaint takers, with two positions available for future growth, a supervisor station and a PBX Operator. These units are due to be on-line on June 30, 1989, at 5:30 p.m. There is a need to hire 12 new employees to accomplish this, and start on May 1, 1989, in order to train and familiarize them with the equipment. The Sheriff recommends that the funding, in the amount of $80,283.00, for the new employees be provided by the County.
Sheriff Knupp noted that this additional manpower does not provide for people who are out sick or on vacation, therefore, in those situations, the Department will be one person short. He noted that he will be requesting that extra position in the 1989-90 budget.
Sheriff Knupp stated that the persons currently answering phones will be dispatching only.
Discussion occurred on researching the 911 surcharge to utilize it for funding positions and maintaining the equipment.
Sargeant Larry Coniff appeared before the Board to discuss the proposed programs, which the Sheriff is making available to the public, as follows:
Youth Deputy Program - for ages 14-21, to give them a look at Law Enforcement to choose as a career;
Business Alert - for banks and merchants, showing them fraud and forgery scams, etc.;
Training and Schools - for In-service Training Programs, and updates on search and seizure, etc.;
Senior Citizen Awareness - for making them aware of the various scams that are aimed at senior citizens, and to supply some with wrist bracelets for identification;
Baby Sitter Education - in conjunction with Leesburg Regional Medical Center, to instruct baby sitter's on safety and correct CPR procedures for young children;
Captain Crime Stopper - in conjunction with the robot, for children to identify with;
Business Watch - for the people who are working in the neighborhood, to alert the Sheriff's Department to suspicious acts:
School Resource Officer - put a one on one ratio in the schools with the children, and will distribute athletic cards with sayings, such as "Just Say No to Drugs";
Neighborhood Watch - which will implement new programs for the neighborhoods.
At this time the Chairman announced that the time had arrived for the Public Hearing scheduled at 1O:OO a.m.
CONTRACTS, LEASES & AGREEMENTS/COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Bob Mandel, Vice-President of Lake Hill Utilities, appeared before the Board to discuss the request for a cablevision agreement with Lake County.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request by Lake Hills Utilities for a cablevision agreement with Lake County.
SHERIFF AGENDA (CONT'D.)
Sheriff's Department Financial Records
Sheriff Knupp stated that he would like to incorporate the Sheriff's Department's financial records on the County computer, which will enhance the efficiency of his office.
Mr. McKee noted that this matter should be addressed between the Sheriff and the Clerk of the Courts.
Sheriff Knupp discussed a request for radar equipment for three mounted radar units and one hand-held unit for the Lake County Sheriff's Department, in the amount of $9,195.00.
Commr. Swartz suggested that the Sheriff purchase these items under the Sheriff's Contingency Fund, and, if there is not enough available monies, the Board will reimburse the Sheriff.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request for radar equipment Eor three mounted radar units and one hand-held unit for the Lake County Sheriff's Department, in the amount of $9,195.00, from the Sheriff's Contingency Account.
Fuel for the Sheriff's Vehicles
Sheriff Knupp informed the Board that the Sheriff's Department is currently purchasing fuel from Cox Oil, E. L. Williams, and Driver Oil Company. He discussed the amounts of monies, which have been spent for the fuel. He stated that, if they could purchase these fuels through the County, they could save approximately $17,391.60.
Considerable discussion occurred regarding the request by the Sheriff to purchase fuels through the County.
It was noted that the County is previously purchasing fuels on a bid basis.
Mr. McKee, speaking on behalf of the County Administrator, noted that the Sheriff's purchase of fuel is an operational situation, and that the Board has no involvement in the Sheriff's purchases. The Board of County Commissioner's purchase fuel through the competitive bid process.
Commr. Gregg directed that the County Administrator's Office work with the Sheriff's Office, to form an ecomonical and efficient system for the purchase of fuel, and return to the Board with a recommendation, at a later date.
RECESS & REASSEMBLY
At l0:25 a.m. the Chairman announced that the Board would take a five minute recess, until the l0:30 Public Hearing.
At l0:30 a.m. the Chairman announced that the advertised time had arrived for the Public Hearing regarding an Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances, by authorizing County expenditures for hospitality.
It was noted that the proper proof of publication was on hand as it appeared in The Orlando Sentinel, The Lake Sentinel.
No one present wished to discuss the Ordinance with the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved to place the Ordinance on the floor for its first and final reading by title only:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY ADDING SECTION 2-22 AUTH-ORIZING COUNTY EXPENDITURES FOR HOSPITALITY; PROVIDING A SEVERANCE CLAUSE: AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved and adopted Ordinance No. 1989-2, as read on its first and final reading by title only.
The Board declared that they will adopt a policy to read and adopt the Ordinance by title only in one motion.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S CONSENT AGENDA
Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Communications
Mr. Len Roseberg, Vice-President of Citrus Cablevision, Inc., appeared before the Board to discuss an extension for the cable TV franchise.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request from Citrus Cablevision, Inc., for an extension of timeframe, in order to submit a bond, pole attachment agreements, etc., until March 31, 1989.
Mr. Ed Butters, a resident in Umatilla, appeared before the Board to discuss unresolved problems with what he feels are zoning code regulations concerning a subdivision in Umatilla, the owners being Glenn and Iona Burhans, and gave a lengthy presentation regarding same.
Mr. Ford, County Attorney, informed Mr. Butters that he should retain a Lawyer to represent himself in his allegations, because this matter is a potential private lawsuit. Also, as far as the County is concerned, the permit has been properly authorized, and there have been no violations.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S CONSENT AGENDA (CONT'D)
Accounts Allowed/Building Department
Mr. Jack Bragg, Building Official, appeared before the Board to discuss the request for the purchase of two pick-up trucks, at an approximate cost of $10,770.00, each, for the Building Department.
Commr. Windram questioned whether the Building Department could utilize the smaller trucks, in lieu of the full size models.
Mr. Bragg stated that it has been standard policy to purchase full size models, because they are eventually turned over to other County departments to use for hauling.
Mr. McKee noted that he will prepare some specifications for the purchase of smaller trucks.
At this time, the Board postponed the request until further recommendations, and review of the vehicle situation in the County.
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following requests:
Accounts Allowed/Mosquito-Aquatic Plant Management
To install impervious surface to the Pesticide Service area, two spray truck parking stalls, and to install sidewalks, aluminum awning and stairs to the laboratory, at the Mosquito and Aquatic Plant Management Department office, at a cost of $6,655.00.
Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements
Signature on the Intergovernmental Fire Protection Agreement with Sumter County, in the amount of $2,831.00, to be received for furnishing certain unincorporated areas outside this county with fire protection.
Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements
Private Industry Council
To amend PIC contract with Henkels and McCoy, for training of linemen; to add three people; and to increase the contract amount to $51,860.00.
Accounts Allowed/Contracts, Leases & Agreements
Escrow agreement for the reclamation of sand and clay extraction facilities (Tulley Sand Mine), between Florida Crushed Stone Company and Lake County, and to accept an Irrevocable Letter of Credit, in the amount of $25,000.00.
Preliminary approval of Shepherd Lake Victorian Estates.
Final approval of Lake Glona Shores Subdivision, and to accept an Irrevocable Letter of Credit, in the amount of $3,000.00, for performance of common driveways.
Release a Maintenance Bond, in the amount of $6,000.00, on Eagle Ridge Subdivision, First Addition.
Release an Irrevocable Letter of Credit, in the amount of $3,900.00, for maintenance, on Summit Square Subdivision.
Bonds - Mobile Home
New Mobile Home Bond for Eileen Bayliff, Lady Lake Area, District #l, to live in a mobile home on the same piece of property on which her conventional dwelling unit is being built, subject to the proper bonds being posted, and with the understanding that the mobile home will be removed upon the completion of the conventional dwelling unit, or upon the request of the Board of County Commissioners.
Cancel mobile home bond:
Paris Dawson - Forest Hills Area - Dist. #5
Request from the Town of Montverde, for one "Yield" sign, at a cost of $17.00, and four 10' sign posts, at a cost of $10.95 each, for a total cost of $60.80.
Partial release of retainage for Project #SA-59, Astor Forest Campsites, in the amount of $75,000.00.
Accounts Allowed/Road Projects
Partial payment #l, to Superior Asphalt Company, Inc., for Project #l0-88, Lake Street, Maxwell Road, and Bulldog Way, in the amount of $43,351.00.
Partial payment #l, to C. A. Meyer Paving and Construction Company, for Project #l-89, Countywide Resurfacing, in the amount of $303,809.22.
Partial payment #l0, to Trac Roadbuilders, for Project #SA-59, Astor Forest Campsites, in the amount of $45,312.20.
Accounts Allowed/Road Projects
Final payment to Trac Roadbuilders, for Project #16-88, Kurt Street, Ardice Avenue and Ruleme Street, in the amount of $74,977.15.
Resolutions/Roads-County & State/Signs
Installation of 45 MPH speed limit signs, on Shirley Shores Road, #3-3358.
Deeds/Right-of-Ways, Roads & Easements
Accept the following non-exclusive easements:
Ernie D./Diane L. Wright - Crescent Lane for
approved special assessment project
Harold/Patricia M. O'Brien - Crescent Lane for
approved special assessment project
Accept the following right-of-way deeds:
Steven C., Jr./ #3-3444 Lane Park Cutoff
Cheryl A. Cooley
Daniel J./Delores Len #4-4865 Old Mt. Dora Rd
for Site Plan Approval
John G./Kathleen #2-2729 E. Dewey Robbins
A. Brouwer Rd. for Lot Approval
William R./Lillian Cook Avenue
E. Nolin for Proposed Special
Betty Anne Sams #4-4857 Dillard Road
for Approved Rd Project
Donald T./Elizabeth #2-1113 Mattioda Road
M. Huntington for Approved Rd Project
Mark R./Lee Ann #4-5189A Little Hampton
Carson Ct for Lot Approval
The Florida Georgia District of the Lutheran
Church, Missouri Synod, C-455, for Site Plan
Release the following road reservations from Murphy Act Deeds:
#1207 - Release all reservations per Town of
Astatula - Robert/Clara Chambliss
#l063 - Release all reservations - Bassville
Park Area - Frank, Sr./Edith
Resolutions/Roads-County & State
Change the name of Drawdy Street to Marvins Place.
Change the name of Ogden Road to Ricker Drive, C.R. l-7014.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously the Board granted final approval of Lake Louisa Oaks Subdivision; accepted a Maintenance Bond, in the amount of $7,150.00; accepted the following road into the County maintenance system: Mossy Oak Lane (3-0640); and accepted an environmental easement.
Planning & Development/Resolutions/Right-of-Ways, Roads &
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the following:
Request from NRG for letter of consent to grant Florida Power Corporation an easement over a portion of the facility site for a temporary construction power line.
Execute deed to Glenn L. Brown for property previously deeded by Mr. Brown to the County, for a fruit truck loading/parking area, reserving 50 feet from the centerlines of both S.R. 46 and Round Lake Road.
Recommendation from Commissioner Bailey that the following individuals be appointed to the Tourist Development Council, and that the appointments be made by resolution, as outlined in the Tourist Development Ordinance 1984-7. Appointments would be made for four year terms to expire 12/1/92.
To fill the two Owner/Operator Vacancies:
Reappoint Robert Beucher of the Mission Inn
Reappoint Don Muncy of Clerbrook Resort Inn
To fill the three tourist involved vacancies:
Lawson L. Wolfe
Robert J. Zahradnik
Recommendation from Commissioner Bailey that the following appointments be made to the District #2 positions on the Planning and Zoning Commission:
Reappointment of Ray Robbins, Groveland
Appointment of Jeffrey A. Rix, Leesburg to replace S. T. Brown
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESS
County Administrator/County Policy/Personnel
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request that authority be granted to the County Manager, to approve employee requests to participate in the County Educational Assistance Program, and to amend Section XIII of the Personnel Rules accordingly.
Planning & Development/Public Health
Mr. Zeb Osborne, Attorney for Waterman Medical Center, appeared before the Board to discuss the request from Lake County Health Care Systems, Inc., to waive the impact fees, in relation to the construction of the Emergency Medical Services Dispatch Center, in Mount Dora. He stated that, in return for the waiver of impact fees, Lake County Health Care Systems, Inc. would provide their conference room for the County's use, which requires them to upgrade the facility beyond the capacity necessary for their personal use.
Considerable discussion occurred regarding the value of the impact fees for the building, and the benefits to the County.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request from Lake County Health Care Systems, Inc., to classify as "General Office" in relation to the construction of the Emergency Medical Services Dispatch Center in Mount Dora, and payment of impact fees taken as credit in kind for the use of the conference room space, and if the use changes to "Medical Office", will pay the difference in impact fees, in lieu of waiving the impact fees completely.
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to accept a donation of land known as Parcel 1129, Paradise Hills, Section 25, Township 23 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, from Frances I. Faires, and to remit to Ms. Faires the sum of $10.00 to transfer property, (lot is in the middle of Green Swamp).
Contracts, Leases & Aqreements/Environmental Services
Mr. Don Findell, Director of Environmental Services, appeared before the Board to discuss the grant application for the Used Oil Recycling Grant.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the resolution and request for signatures on a grant application for the Used Oil Recycling Grant, from the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation.
Chief Chuck Sowers, Fire Coordinator, appeared before the Board to discuss the end of year reports for fire protection in Lake County. He stated that Lake County has 346 certified firefighters, with 215 of those being certified first responders, and 109 of them having completed the driver improvement program.
Accounts Allowed/Public Health/State Agencies
Ms. Teresa Dunham, Director, Public Housing, appeared before the Board to discuss the request to submit application for housing vouchers.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request from Section 8 Housing Agency, to submit the application for approximately 20 housing vouchers, estimated at the amount of $78,397.00, contracted between Lake County and the U. S. Department of Urban Development.
Planning & Development/Subdivisions
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request for a Municipal Services Taxing Unit, for the Indian Lakes Planned Unit Development, and approval to advertise a proposed Ordinance to that establishment, and for staff to review the possibility of requiring MSTU's in developments where municipal type services occur.
Road Closing - Permission to Advertise
Petition No. 536 - Route 347 Realty Corporation-
Lady Lake Area
No one present wished to discuss this request with the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to advertise road right-of-ways located in Sections 13 and 24, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, Lady Lake Area, in Petition No. 536, by Route 347 Realty Corporation.
Mr. Jim Stivender, Assistant Director of Public Works, appeared before the Board to discuss the proposed revisions to the fee structure for the use of the scales at the Astatula Landfill.
Ms. Claire Bartlett, Director of Solid Waste, appeared before the Board and stated that no provisions have been made in the pricing structure to accommodate cars bringing in materials other than bagged household refuse, or separation of materials, in pickup loads. She noted that, if vehicles that bring in refuse are weighed, they can acquire a more accurate tonnage of total waste generation and, ascertain a more accurate tonnage of those generated processible wastes that will feed the waste-to-energy plant. Therefore, she recommends that the Board accept Attachment "B".
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Swartz and carried unanimously, the Board approved to accept Attachment "B" of the Scale Procedures and Fee Structure Revision, which will require all vehicles bringing in refuse to be weighed, with the exception of bagged household refuse, up to 12 bags.
Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Municipalities/Public Works
Considerable discussion occurred regarding a proposed Interlocal Agreement with the City of Leesburg and Lake County, in designating maintenance and capital improvements on Main Street in Leesburg.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to sign an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Leesburg and Lake County, designating maintenance responsibility, with capital improvements being designated to Lake County, for Main Street to the City of Leesburq, including any amendments regarding parking.
Accounts Allowed/Road Projects
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to accept Change Order #l, for Project #l-89, Countywide Resurfacing Program, in the amount of $24,700.00.
Mr. Jim Stivender, Assistant Director of Public Works, and Ms. Claire Bartlett, Solid Waste Disposal Director, appeared before the Board to discuss the hours of operation at the Lady Lake and Umatilla Transfer Stations, which are presently open six days a week, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It was noted that the busiest days are Saturday and Monday.
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to change the hours of operation at the Lady Lake and Umatilla Transfer Stations, to Monday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Ms. Bartlett stated that they will not start the new hours for one week, to provide ample time to notify the customers that utilize these stations.
Bids/Public Works/Roads-County & State
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to advertise for bids to repair the railroad crossing at C-468 west of Leesburg.
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request to purchase additional accounting and security measures, for the truck scales, at the Astatula Landfill, from Dickey Scales, Inc., at a cost of $3,692.00 (below total budgeted amount).
Public Works/Roads-County & State
Mr. Jim Stivender, Assistant Director of Public Works, appeared before the Board to discuss the improvements and evaluations, with regard to the County property at the intersection of 19/27/Tollroad. He stated that the site has not been mowed, and proposed that it be mowed with the Public Works mowers.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request that staff be allowed to proceed with improvements and evaluations, with regard to County property owned at the intersection of 19/27/Tollroad.
COUNTY ATTORNEY CONSENT AGENDA
Mr. Chris Ford, County Attorney, briefly informed the Board of the new associate attorney in his office, Mr. William I. Stearn.
COUNTY ATTORNEY MATTERS
Suits Affecting the County
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved the request for approval of settlement on the case of Martin vs. Lake County, which is a 1986 case filed against Lake County, for ejectment and damages concerning the paving of an existing County clay road.
Mr. Chris Ford, County Attorney, noted that this resolution is a formal resolution for the condemnation of Quality Petroleum, which had been authorized by the previous Board.
On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved Resolution 1989-5, regarding the condemnation of Quality Petroleum.
Mr. Ford gave a brief update of the Stegall property, and stated that the County will pay Mrs. Stegall $165,000.00 for the body shop; $750.00 for appraiser's fees; $1,600.00 for attorney fees; and moving expenses of $900.00. He also discussed the acquisition of the other properties owned by Mrs. Stegall.
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved to advertise an ordinance amending the process for review of subdivision plans by the Board of County Commissioners.
Contracts, Leases & Agreements/Jails
Commr. Gregg recommended that the Board give its approval to a two building concept for the Criminal Justice/Jail Complex, such as locating the Jail on the south side of Main Street, and noted that he will be meeting with the architects on Thursday morning, to discuss the redesign and selection of the New Jail, Mr. Watkins, Mr. Ford, and Commr. Gregg. He also noted that, at that time, he would like to contract with the architect to do a space use study on the buildings which will be vacated, and use that information to design a Criminal Justice Facility, arriving at some conclusion of how the vacated space is going to be used. He stated that the architect has not followed through on some of the procedures, which had been agreed to, such as, assigning a Jail architect/expert on a full-time basis, and not going to the Department of Corrections, as required, for approval of the schematic design.
On a motion by Commr. Bakich, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board approved to accept Commr. Gregg's recommendation of changing the existing Criminal Justice/Jail Complex plans, to build only the Jail, at the present time, on the south side of Main Street, and to deal with the Criminal Justice portion at a later date, and to assign the Construction Manager (Barton Malow) in a key position over the Architects (HOK).
Commr. Gregg brought to the attention of the Board a letter he had received from the Military Order of the Purple Heart, requesting a formal proclamation designating permission for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, to hand out Viola's during the week of February 12-18, 1989.
On a motion by Commr. Swartz, seconded by Commr. Bailey and carried unanimously, the Board approved to prepare a Proclamation for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, declaring February 12-18, 1989, as Military Order of the Purple Heart Week, allowing them to hand out Viola's during that time.
Commr. Gregg brought to the attention of the Board the list of Liaison Committees, which he had appointed the Commissioners. He noted that all of the Constitutional Offices have been set up with the Chairman as the representative from the Commission, which will always be rotated to the Chairman.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, Board approved the list of Liaison Committees, as recommended by Commr. Gregg, with the Chairman acting as liaison to all Constitutional Officers, and that positions filled by the Chairman will always be rotated to the Chairman.
Commr. Gregg brought to the attention of the Board two persons, which he would like appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
On a motion by Commr. Bailey, seconded by Commr. Bakich and carried unanimously, the Board approved the recommendation, from Commr. Gregg, that the following appointments be made to the District #l positions of the Planning and Zoning Commission:
Jim Logan to replace Jim Stivender, Sr.
Jim Miller to replace Fred Kramer
Commr. Bailey questioned whether his voting at the January 17, 1989, meeting on the road projects in districts, specifically, concerning Red Wing Road, warrants a conflict of interest.
Mr. Ford, County Attorney, informed Commr. Bailey that it did not warrant a conflict of interest, because it had already been approved by the previous Board, and the new Board was merely reapproving it.
Commr. Swartz briefly discussed the issues indicated by the Lake County League of Cities, which the League would like to discuss with the Board. He stated noted that he is meeting with the League of Cities members to further discuss these issues, and will come back to the Commissioners, at a later date, with recommendations.
Commr. Swartz stated that he has been talking with and obtaining names to be recommended for the Recreation Committee, and will present those to the Board, at a later date.
Commr. Swartz questioned whether the staff should prepare a zoning classification for the types of land, which was donated to the County today, such as the donation from Frances I. Faires.
Mrs. Virginia Wolcott, President of Freeman Trucking Equipment, stated that, back in December, 1988, her company had bid on a County project for Park Road, and as of yet, has not heard anything.
Mr. Stivender informed Mrs. Wolcott that the County has just obtained the permit from St. Johns River Water Management District, and she should be notified in the near future.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m.
C. W. "CHICK" GREGG, CHAIRMAN
JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK