The Lake County Board of County Commissioners held a public meeting on Thursday, September 17, 1998, at 6:00 p.m., at the Spring Creek Elementary School, Paisley, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: G. Richard Swartz, Jr., Chairman; and Catherine C. Hanson. Others present were: Alvin B. Jackson, Deputy County Manager; Mr. Frank LaFleur, Acting Fire Chief, Fire Rescue Services; Jim Stivender, Jr., Senior Director, Department of Public Works; Donald Post, Senior Director, Solid Waste Management Services; and Jodi Hanson, Executive Secretary, BCC Office, as Recording Secretary ( Minutes have been prepared by Marlene S. Foran, Deputy Clerk).
Mr. Roy Hunter introduced Commr. Swartz (District 3); and Commr. Hanson (District 4), and welcomed County staff, to the meeting for the purpose of discussing fire protection services.
It was noted that there were approximately 160 individuals from the local community present.
Commr. Hanson welcomed those present to the meeting and provided a brief overview of fire rescue services for Lake County. She noted that a public hearing was scheduled on September 22, 1998 at 6:00 p.m., in the Board Meeting Room, Lake County Administration Building, Tavares, Florida. She stated that the Board of County Commissioners were in support of keeping the Paisley fire station open, and briefly discussed the Lake Mack fire station, fire assessment, level of service, interlocal agreements with the municipalities, and the County's commitment to developing a partnership between the community and the County.
At this time, Commr. Hanson, Commr. Swartz and County staff addressed questions and comments from those present in the audience pertaining to the Paisley fire station, Lake County volunteer firefighters, Lake Mack fire station, 1984 Referendum on Fire Assessment, fire assessment, Deerhaven Project, and the road assessment program.
There being no further questions and comments, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
__________________________________ G. RICHARD SWARTZ, JR.,CHAIRMAN
JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK