A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
September 20, 2011
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 9:00 a.m., in the Board of County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Lake County Administration Building, Tavares, Florida. Commissioners present at the meeting were: Jennifer Hill, Chairman; Leslie Campione, Vice Chairman; Sean Parks; Jimmy Conner; and Welton G. Cadwell. Others present were: Darren Gray, County Manager; Sanford A. “Sandy” Minkoff, County Attorney; Wendy Taylor, Executive Office Manager, County Manager’s Office; Neil Kelly, Clerk of Court; Barbara F. Lehman, Chief Deputy Clerk, County Finance; and Courtney Vincent, Deputy Clerk.
INVOCATION and pledge
Pastor Paul Harsh from the First Baptist Church of Lady Lake gave the Invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Commr. Hill stated that there was an addendum to the agenda and noted it would be the first item under the County Manager’s Departmental Business after Tab 35.
Mr. Gray asked that Tab 40 be pulled from the agenda and brought back before the Board at the October 25 Board meeting.
Mr. Minkoff asked that Tab 30 be pulled from the agenda because the legal description was incorrect.
On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Conner, and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Minutes of August 9, 2011 (Special Meeting) and August 16, 2011 (Regular Meeting) as presented.
CITIZEN QUESTION AND COMMENT PERIOD
No one present wished to address the Board.
CLERK OF COURTS’ CONSENT AGENDA
On a motion by Commr. Conner, seconded by Commr. Campione and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Clerk of Courts’ Consent Agenda, Items 1 through 6, as follows:
List of Warrants
Request to acknowledge receipt of list of warrants paid prior to this meeting, pursuant to Chapter 136.06 (1) of the Florida Statutes, which shall be incorporated into the Minutes as attached Exhibit A and filed in the Board Support Division of the Clerk’s Office.
Ordinances from the Town of Lady Lake
Request to acknowledge receipt of Ordinances from the Town of Lady Lake as follows:
Ordinance No. 2011-11: Amending Ordinance No. 2001-20 to redefine the boundaries of the voting wards.
Ordinance No. 2011-12: Amending Ordinance No. 81-8-(83) to provide for a small scale future land use map amendment.
Ordinance No. 2011-13: Redesignating zoning classification for property being 1.77± acres of land located south of Lake Griffin Road and north of Hermosa Street.
Ordinance No. 2011-14: Annexing property being 8.1± acres located south of CR 466 and west of Rolling Acres Road.
Ordinance No. 2011-15: Amending Ordinance No. 81-8-(83) to provide for a small scale future land use map amendment.
Ordinance No. 2011-16: Redesignating zoning classification for property being 8.1± acres of land located south of CR 466 and west of Rolling Acres Road.
Lake County Water Authority Draft Tentative FY 2011-2012 Budget
Request to acknowledge receipt of a copy of the Draft Tentative FY 2011-2012 Budget for Lake County Water Authority and a cover letter stating the scheduled Budget Hearings as: Tentative Budget Hearing – 5:05 p.m., September 14, 2011, Room 233 across from BCC Chambers, 315 West Main Street, Tavares. Final Budget Hearing – 5:05 p.m., September 28, 2011, BCC Chambers, 315 West Main Street, Tavares.
Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Country Club of Mount Dora Community Development District
Request to acknowledge receipt of a letter from Severn Trent Services, Management Services Division stating that in accordance with Chapter 189 of the Florida Statutes, they are providing notice that the Board of Supervisors of the Country Club of Mount Dora Community Development District will hold their meetings for Fiscal Year 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at the Country Club of Mount Dora Community Center, 1400 Country Club Boulevard, Mount Dora, Florida on February 2, 2012 and August 2, 2012.
Notice of Application for Approval of Transfer of Utilities
Request to acknowledge receipt of the Notice of Application for Approval of Transfer of Brendenwood Water System, Inc. in Lake County, Florida to Brendenwood Utilities, LLC, pursuant to Section 367.071, Florida Statutes.
Property Placed on the Lands Available List
Request to acknowledge receipt of a list of property placed on the Lands Available List. Lake County has until November 14, 2011 to purchase property from Lands Available List before it is available to the public.
COUNTY MANAGER’S CONSENT AGENDA
On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Conner and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the County Manager’s Consent Agenda, Tabs 3 through 25 as follows:
Conservation and Compliance
Request to approve World Rabies Day Proclamation, Proclamation No. 2011-140. No fiscal impact.
Request for authorization to fill one (1) vacant Aquatic Biologist position within the Public Works Department/Funding & Production Division, Mosquito & Aquatic Plant Management Section. Fiscal impact is $47,564.
Request for authorization to fill one (1) vacant Mosquito Control Inspector position within the Public Works Department/Funding & Production Division, Mosquito & Aquatic Plant Management Section. Fiscal impact is $36,588.
Request for authorization to fill one (1) vacant Parks Specialist position in the Department of Public Resources, Parks & Trails Division. The fiscal impact is $31,091.
Request for authorization to fill one (1) vacant Probation Officer position within the Conservation and Compliance Department/Probation Services Division. Fiscal impact is $44,533.
Request for approval of continued coverage and new rates through Symetra for the medical stop loss insurance, effective 10/01/2011 through 9/30/2012. Approval is requested to allow the Procurement Services Director authority to sign the necessary forms to bind the coverage detailed here in. Fiscal impact is $477,368.
Request for approval of the Enterprise Zone Resolution No. 2011-141. No fiscal impact.
Request for approval and signature to execute the interlocal agreement with Lake County Health Department for telecommunications equipment and services. (FY 2011: $6,285 - 100% Reimbursed / FY 2012: $24,000 - 100% Reimbursed).
Request for approval and execution of Interlocal Agreements between Lake County and the governing bodies of Lake County Library System member libraries. The fiscal impact is $1,074,233 for FY 2011/12.
Request for approval and signature of the FY 2011-2012 State Aid to Libraries Grant Application and Agreement. Estimated fiscal impact is $180,000 for FY 2012.
Request to approve the (1) Acceptance of 2010-2011 State Homeland Security Grant Funds of $8,996.00. (2) Authorization for the County Manager to sign future amendments/modifications that do not involve financial impact.
Request for approval of the attached Interlocal for the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program participation with Brevard County in the Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force, Region 5. No fiscal impact.
Request for approval and authorization for Chairman to execute the Interlocal Agreement and approve the appropriation of unanticipated revenue in support of the same. Fiscal impact: $864 (revenue).
Request for approval and authorization for Chairman to execute the Interlocal Agreement with Florida Forest Service for Paisley Communications Tower. No fiscal impact.
Request for approval and execution of: (1) Hazards Analysis Grant Agreement with the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management; and (2) authorization for the County Manager to sign future amendments/modifications that do not involve financial impact. This Agreement provides revenue to the Emergency Management Division. No local match is required.
Request for approval and execution of: (1) Interlocal Agreement Between the School Board of Lake County, Florida, and Lake County, Florida Pertaining to Radio Antenna Installation; and (2) authorization for the County Manager to sign future amendments/modifications that do not involve financial impact.
Request for authorization to release cash funds for construction of improvements in the total amount of $72,006.00 that was posted for Timberlane Phase II. Timberlane Phase II consists of 71 lots and is located in Section 6, Township 23 South, Range 26 East. Commission District 2. There is no fiscal impact.
Request to approve an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Mascotte for the Construction of North Sunset Avenue and South Sunset Avenue. Fiscal impact: $1,054,000.00.
Request for authorization to execute change order #2 to the CR-42 and SR-19 Realignment Project No. 2011-01, Bid No. 11-0006, in the amount of $36,700.25, from the Road Impact Fees Benefit District 1 – Infrastructure - Construction Fund. Fiscal Impact is $36,700.25. Commission District 5.
Request for approval to refund $114,315.49 to the Florida Department of Transportation for overpayment of funds relating to the CR-452 ARRA Project No. 2010-15, FPN# 428520-1-58-01. The fiscal impact is $114,315.49. Commission District 5.
Request to advertise for #6611 Eagles Nest Road Project No. 2011-08, Bid No. 12-0009 at an estimated cost of $413,000.00 from the Road Impact Fee Benefit District 3-Infrastructure-Construction. Commission District 1. Fiscal Impact is $413,000.00.
Request to award contract 11-0418, Micro-Surfacing - Crack Sealing and Related Services to Roadway Management, Inc. Fiscal impact is $200,000.00 annually.
Request for authorization to execute change order #4 to the Picciola Bridge, Project No. 2010-16, Bid No. 10-0025, FPN No. 428082-1-58-01, in the amount of $33,943.79, from the Sales Tax Capital Projects – Public Works -Infrastructure – Construction – Picciola Bridge Improvements Fund. Fiscal Impact is $33,943.79. Commission District 1.
COUNTY ATTORNEY’S CONSENT AGENDA
On a motion by Commr. Conner, seconded by Commr. Parks, and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the County Attorney’s Consent Agenda, Tabs 26 through 31, pulling Tab 30, as follows:
Request for the approval and execution of the Interlocal Agreement between Lake County and the Pine Island Community Development District (CDD) to allow the CDD to provide services outside its boundaries.
Request to authorize the County Manager to approve current and future invoices submitted by the State Attorney's Office, Circuit and County Courts, the Public Defender's Office, Guardian Ad Litem offices and the Clerk of the Circuit Court for reimbursements for Communications Services as required under Section 29.008, Florida Statutes. Fiscal impact will vary depending upon individual purchases.
Request for approval of four (4) Agreements between Lake Emergency Medical Services (LEMS) and Lake County relating to various Fire Stations for Co-Location. There is no fiscal impact.
Request to approve the revised Policy LCC-34 regarding Library Patron Guidelines to remove a reference to firearms as required by H.B. 45 and authorize the Chairman to execute the document.
Request for approval of seven (7) Interlocal Agreements between Lake County, Lake EMS and various Cities (Clermont, Eustis, Groveland, Leesburg, Mascotte, Minneola, and Mount Dora) pertaining to Advanced Life Support (ALS) services; authorization for the Chair to execute those agreements; and authorization for the County Manager to sign for distribution of MSTU funds as stipulated therein. The fscal impact is $77,387 (Eustis only).
Presentation of proclamation for ibm 100-year anniversary
Commr. Cadwell read Proclamation No. 2011-131, congratulating IBM on its 100th Year Anniversary, in its entirety and then presented the proclamation to the following representatives of the IBM Retirees Club of Central Florida: Ed Walsh, President; John DeLuca, Chief Operating Officer; and Richard Belles, Director of Community Relations.
Mr. Walsh accepted the Proclamation on behalf of the group and thanked the Board.
Economic development and tourism update
Mr. Scott Blankenship, Economic Development and Tourism Director, presented an update on economic development initiatives. He discussed the Business Development Center (BDC) located in Leesburg and reviewed that the overall strategy was to accelerate the emphasis on economic development and provide better service to the business community by dividing the County into three micro-regions and creating two additional BDC’s so each region would have access to one. He reported that each micro-region currently had an Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator in place to assist local businesses. He related that the Northwest Region would be home to the Leesburg BDC and Incubator, the existing Lake County Welcome Center in Groveland would be renovated to house the South Lake BDC, and discussions were underway for the Northeast Region BDC to be located in the new Eustis Chamber of Commerce Building once the Chamber of Commerce moved into its new location. He then discussed the Economic Development Summit scheduled for November 14, 2011 at Mission Inn in Howey-In-The-Hills, mentioning that it would be a full day event meant to educate and inform attendees on the best practices in regional economic development, workforce development, strategic planning and regional economic forecasting.
Commr. Campione suggested that staff start contacting the cities in the micro-regions so there would not be any confusion as to why a certain location was chosen for a BDC site and to emphasize that the BDC was regional and not specific to whatever city it was located in. She added that staff should also reach out to the unincorporated entities so they would feel included in utilizing the BDC’s.
Mr. Gray replied that staff had already started reaching out to the cities.
Solid Waste Alternatives Task Force recommendations
Mr. Curtis Binney, Chairman for the Solid Waste Alternatives Task Force (SWATF), presented to the Board the final recommendations of the SWATF regarding the overreaching solid waste program for the County. He reported that the SWATF had met with representatives from the cities of Tavares, Leesburg, and Clermont, noting that those municipalities each had their own solid waste divisions. He noted that there had not been enough time to coordinate a meeting between the County Manager and the City Managers to discuss municipal partnerships. He remarked that representatives from Covanta, Waste Management, and Waste Services had participated with the SWATF throughout the entire process, mentioning that each company had expressed a willingness to negotiate with the County on services. He stated the key goal of the recommendations was to reduce waste volume. He commented that they were looking at ways of recycling, burning, or even sending the waste out of the County. He explained that the recommendations did not give definitive answers, but instead provided a framework consisting of four categories that should be considered as negotiations begin for solid waste services. He stated the first category pertained to safe, economical, and efficient ways of collecting waste; the second consisted of waste management alternatives for disposal; the third pertained to financial management; and the fourth related to establishing community programs to provide waste management education to citizens.
Commr. Conner thanked the SWATF for their hard work. He remarked that the Board would have to decide what the next step would be now that they had the recommendations, opining that the cost per ton after 2014 would be a driving factor in their decision. He asked if the SWATF would be interested in continuing to work on the solid waste issue in order to come up with a suggestion of what specific structure the County should utilize.
Mr. Binney replied that the SWATF would be willing to continue working towards a more specific suggestion for the future structure of solid waste management. He commented that limitations on how much information the private companies could disclose about the costs and scope of their services at the public meetings had hindered their ability to have a more specific recommendation.
Mr. Gray commented that he and Mr. Jim Stivender, Public Works Director, were going to review the recommendations and have a BCC workshop to go over the recommendations and discuss a plan.
Mr. Stivender mentioned that some of the recommendations would be implemented as soon as the next month, and staff was ready to move on some of the changes immediately. He stated the workshop was scheduled for February 14, 2012, and that staff would be bringing things forward starting in the next month for the Board to give direction on.
Resolution for put the brakes on fatalities day
Ms. Sheryl Bradley from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) presented a request for a resolution supporting the National Observance of "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, October 10, 2011" for the weekend of Friday, October 7, 2011 through Monday, October 10, 2011. She mentioned that there were collaborative groups of individuals from the public and private sectors, called Community Traffic Safety Teams (CTST), who worked together to address traffic safety issues through engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency services, adding that FDOT provided guidance and support to CTST’s throughout the State. She reported that in 2010 traffic fatalities were reduced in Lake County by 11 percent from the prior year due to efforts from local CTST’s such as collaborating with School Safety Initiatives to identify problematic roads. She introduced Sgt. Tom McCain from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit, mentioning that he was also the Chair of the local CTST.
Sgt. McCain discussed the education and enforcement aspects of the CTST programs, mentioning that the Sheriff’s Office and the CTST worked to educate the public with the goal of changing their driving behavior to make the roads safer. He added that enforcement of traffic laws had the same goal. He requested the Board approve the resolution.
On a motion by Commr. Parks, seconded by Commr. Campione and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved Resolution No. 2011-142 supporting the National Observance of "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day - October 10, 2011" for the weekend of Friday, October 7, 2011 through Monday, October 10, 2011.
Addendum- IA – traffic signal at hancock rd & diamond club dr
Mr. Stivender gave a presentation on the purpose and location of traffic signals as an introduction to the discussion of the proposed traffic signal at the intersection of Hancock Road and Diamond Club Drive/West Point Boulevard in Clermont. He stated that the purpose of traffic signals was to promote the orderly movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and to prevent excessive delay to traffic, stressing that traffic volume was a key issue with traffic signals. He emphasized that traffic signals were more for managing traffic than preventing crashes. He displayed a map that showed the location of every traffic light along State Road 50, explaining that between 1995 and 1996 staff had worked with the Department of Transportation in Clermont on the spacing for each one to maximize safety as well as the flow of traffic. He clarified that the intersections of Oakley Seaver Drive and Hancock Road as well as Citrus Tower and Mohawk Road were future locations for traffic signals. He also mentioned that a traffic signal had finally been warranted for the high school on Hook Street. He commented that the intersection at Summit Greens had been studied in 2008 and 2010, and at this time a traffic light was not warranted.
Commr. Parks asked Mr. Stivender if the Board had ever approved of a traffic light that was not warranted.
Mr. Stivender replied that if the Board approved the traffic signal, it would be the first time a signal had been approved that had not been deemed warranted by a traffic study.
Commr. Campione mentioned that when the traffic study had been conducted, an email had been sent out to residents of Summit Greens asking them to utilize that entrance even if they did not typically use it and even with that request there still had not been enough traffic to warrant the installation of a signal at that intersection. She also commented that putting a signal at Hancock might affect the ability to install the approved signal at Oakley Seaver. She added that using the SR 50 entrance to Summit Greens would eliminate the need to make a left turn onto Hancock.
Commr. Parks expressed concern over setting precedence by approving a signal that was not warranted. He reported that the Summit Greens Homeowners Association was staying out of the signal issue and that it was more of a resident issue. He commented that there were numerous bad intersections in the County, and some of them were closer to being warranted than the intersection at Summit Greens, which was something that needed to be considered.
Mr. Stivender suggested conducting a corridor study to evaluate all four intersections from SR 50 to Old SR 50 to determine if a signal was warranted and which intersection would be best.
Commr. Parks asked if speed limit issues could be reviewed during the study and suggested adding rumble strips to force drivers to slow down.
Mr. Stivender replied that rumble strips would not be appropriate on a four-lane urban highway.
Commr. Conner opined that while the rumble strips might not be practical, they would help address the speeding issue, especially around the blind curve, and they might help save lives if the traffic signal was taken away. He asked if having the signal at Hancock Rd. and Diamond Club Dr. would prohibit a signal at Oakley Seaver Dr.
Mr. Stivender answered that it would not legally prohibit the installation of a traffic signal, but from an engineering standpoint it was not good to have two signals so close together.
Commr. Campione suggested waiting a few months for the improvements on SR 50 to be completed to see if residents of Summit Greens still had a problem entering and exiting through the entrance on SR 50.
recess and reassembly
The Chairman announced that there would be a fifteen-minute recess at 10:01 a.m.
traffic signal at hancock rd & diamond club dr – Cont.
The Chairman opened the floor for public comment.
Mr. Kalman L. Holetz, a resident of Summit Greens in Clermont, addressed the Board in support of the Summit Greens traffic signal. He informed the Board that his mother had been killed at an intersection similar to Hancock Rd. and Diamond Club Dr. He explained that the city delayed putting a traffic signal in because, just like the Summit Greens intersection, there was not just cause for the signal. He stated that the traffic signal was installed about six to nine months after his mother had died, opining that the local government had waited too long to save lives. He said residents of Summit Greens were asking the Board to be proactive towards savings lives.
Ms. Ginger Martin, a resident of Summit Greens in Clermont, addressed the Board against the Summit Greens traffic signal, noting she had previously requested that Commr. Campione reconsider the signal. She mentioned that all three of the traffic studies conducted on the intersection indicated that a signal was not warranted. She noted that there were nine ingress and egress opportunities off of SR 50 between CR 455 and the entrance to Summit Greens, and only the traffic signal at Greater Hills Blvd. had a deceleration lane. She added that studies had shown that through traffic will generally travel in the center lane to avoid right-turning traffic.
Mr. Steven Gurewitz, a resident of Clermont, addressed the Board in favor of the Summit Greens traffic signal.
Ms. Darice Hunn, a resident of Summit Greens in Clermont, addressed the Board in favor of the Summit Greens traffic signal. She mentioned that there had been an unmanned police car at the blind curve for a while and opined that it was ineffective as a deterrent to speeding. She commented that at times of heavy traffic drivers were forced to “leap frog” into the middle of the intersection to wait for another break in traffic and it could be very dangerous.
Mr. Larry Seidler, a resident of Summit Greens in Clermont, addressed the Board in favor of the Summit Greens traffic signal. He opined that the amount of traffic on Hancock Rd. had increased since he moved to Summit Greens in 2005, adding that the construction on SR 50 as well as other construction on Hancock Rd. and College Park needed to be taken into consideration. He explained that the large population of retirees in the area might have a difficult time driving through the heavier traffic. He expressed that the heavy traffic on SR 50 was only going to get worse, especially around rush hour, and it would cause people to not use that entrance into Summit Greens.
Mr. Alfred Mannella, a resident of Summit Greens in Clermont and a member of their Board of Directors, addressed the Board in favor of the Summit Greens traffic signal. He mentioned that when he moved to Summit Greens in 2001 there had been no Hancock Rd., no college, and no library in that area. He remarked that Hancock Rd. had been completed in January 2002 to allow residents to use the back gate of the community, which he emphasized had originally been intended to be used as the main gate. He reported that in 2006 a car went over the curb at Diamond Players Blvd. and took out a light pole, continued over the sidewalk, and then took out two sections of a concrete wall. He reported that in 2007 another car further down on Hancock Rd. took out the sidewalk, the bushes, and two more panels of a wall. He opined that Hancock Rd. was a racetrack and trying to make a left turn any time after 3:00 p.m. out that gate was dangerous. He asked the Board to not rescind their approval of the Summit Greens traffic signal and requested they lower the speed limit on the road to 30 miles per hour (mph). He stated that the community of Summit Greens wanted the traffic signal and it had not been put before their Board of Directors, opining that if it had then they would have approved it.
Mr. Thomas Maibach, a resident of Summit Greens in Clermont, addressed the Board in favor of the Summit Greens traffic signal. He stated that drivers on Hancock Rd. usually traveled at 50 or 55 mph even though the speed limit was set at 45 mph, which was why the empty police car had been placed there. He commented that his grandchildren who lived in College Park were afraid to come over to his house because crossing Hancock Rd. was so bad, adding that his grandchildren told him how they saw people almost getting killed on that road every day as they waited for the school bus. He remarked that while he did not have any trouble getting out, drivers usually had to stop in the middle and there were many residents of the community who could not judge speed and distance as well and who had a difficult time maneuvering traffic that way. He asked the Board to keep the traffic light.
Mr. Stan Gamb, a resident of Summit Greens in Clermont, addressed the Board in favor of the Summit Greens traffic signal. He mentioned that he had 25 years of experience in law enforcement. He commented that there had been an accident about two weeks ago where a driver from College Park taking his child to school struck a car exiting from Summit Greens. He stated that both drivers said they wished there had been a traffic signal there. He opined that it would be more beneficial to move the traffic signal from Oakley Seaver to Summit Greens.
Mr. Kenneth R. Forte, a resident of Summit Greens in Clermont, addressed the Board in favor of the Summit Greens traffic signal. He opined that the Board had done something wonderful with their original approval of the traffic signal and he did not understand how the protection of resident lives could be up for reconsideration. He said he was not aware of an email requesting the residents of Summit Greens to use the Hancock Rd. entrance during the traffic study. He remarked that 100 residents attended a breakfast in July where two commissioners had been in attendance and had publicly voiced that they were in favor of the light. He added that none of the residents who spoke at that meeting had opposed the traffic signal. He also mentioned that the meeting had been advertised in the news paper because of the elected officials planning to attend. He stated he submitted a petition for the record with signatures of residents who wished to have the traffic light. He requested the Board not take away the Summit Greens traffic signal.
Mr. Curtis Binney, a district appointed member of South Lake Hospital and a member of the New Vision Council for Lake-Sumter Community College (LSCC), addressed the Board against the Summit Greens traffic signal. He stated that when the issue had first been presented to the Board, the only information they had received had been from the residents of Summit Greens and that no one from outside that community knew what was going on. He remarked that he understood the concerns of the residents and did not dispute them, but he thought there was a better way to resolve the problem. He commented that it had taken the Oakley Seaver/Citrus Tower intersection four years before it was given a traffic signal, noting that there had been fatalities and it had taken a while to get a warranted light installed. He cautioned the Board from making their decision based off of subjectivity as opposed to objectivity because it would set a dangerous precedence for the County. He mentioned that there were three questionable intersections in that area, including the intersection with the side entrance of Target and the front entrance of LSCC, and opined that there would eventually need to be a light at the Oakley Seaver/Hancock intersection. He suggested installing a warning device such as a flashing light to warn drivers on the southbound side of Hancock before the curve and installing the light at Oakley Seaver now. He explained that it would cause a break in traffic and slow traffic down.
Dr. Charles Mojock, President of LSCC, addressed the Board to give an update on some of the plans for LSCC. He said he was not there to weigh in as to whether or not there should be a traffic signal at Summit Greens, but he thought that the master plan for LSCC, as well as the potential growth of both LSCC and businesses in the immediate area indicated that the Oakley Seaver/Hancock intersection needed to have a traffic signal some time in the future. He asked for assurance from the Board that whatever decision was made concerning the Summit Greens light would not preclude a signal at the Oakley Seaver/Hancock intersection.
There being no one else who wished to address the Board, the Chairman closed the public comment session and reserved comment to the Board.
Commr. Parks stressed that the Summit Greens signal was an important issue that he hoped the Board could resolve and suggested they direct staff to investigate all three possible intersections for traffic signals along Hancock Rd. and look at a possible speed limit reduction at the blind curve or even investigate the possibility of using rumble strips to slow speeding drivers.
Commr. Cadwell stated that the Board had already approved the traffic signal for the intersection of Hancock Rd./Diamond Club Dr. and conducting another study would only show the same results as the first three studies. He remarked that as LSCC grew they could take care of the Oakley Seaver/Hancock intersection. He opined that the Board should install the traffic signal as they originally said they would.
Mr. Stivender commented that one of the proposals that had been in their recommendation was to install an island to eliminate the ability to make a left turn out of Summit Greens and to install a dedicated left turn lane around the curve.
Commr. Campione expressed concern that the traffic signal was an emotional issue and if the Board made decisions based on those emotions as opposed to the recommendation of traffic engineers, it could create a dangerous precedence.
Mr. Stivender proposed studying the corridor from SR 50 to Old SR 50 to evaluate what the current traffic conditions were, commenting that it was the current condition and traffic and not the future conditions that they needed to concern themselves with in deciding this issue.
Commr. Conner commented that traffic studies were not designed to take extenuating circumstances into consideration. He opined that the blind curve was the most dangerous aspect of Hancock Rd. and remarked that the future traffic signal at the Oakley Seaver/Hancock intersection was not a factor in the decision for a signal at Summit Greens. He stated he did not think the addition of a deceleration lane on SR 50 would be a viable solution. He expressed that installing a traffic signal at Summit Greens was a good decision because it was based on situations unique to that intersection. He opined that it was a dangerous precedence to take away the signal after the Board had already approved it.
Commr. Hill opined that it was poor designing that had two entrances out of two communities both on a curve and that she hoped after the construction on SR 50 was completed it would help the traffic on Hancock Rd. die down. She stated she was in support of a traffic study of that entire corridor and working with the communities in the area. She asked if there was anything that could be done temporarily to make the curve safer because she understood the concerns of the residents.
Mr. Stivender replied that there were flashing beacons in place to warn drivers as well as the presence of the Clermont Police Department, commenting that he hoped they had live enforcement instead of the empty car out there.
On a motion by Commr. Parks, seconded by Commr. Campione and carried by a vote of 3-2, the Board approved for staff to perform a corridor study of SR 50 to Old SR 50 along Hancock Rd., with the understanding that a traffic signal would not be constructed at the intersection of Hancock Rd. and Diamond Club Dr. at this time.
Commr. Cadwell and Commr. Conner voted, “No.”
Addendum I-B – Septic Tank Evaluation Legislation
Ms. Amye King, Growth Management Director, gave a presentation to discuss Senate Bill (SB) 550, which came into effect on June 4, 2010, and to provide an overview of the current status of septic tank evaluation legislation. She remarked that current regulations stated that the only systems the Department of Health (DOH) monitored on a yearly basis were commercial systems zoned as industrial, manufacturing systems, or food service systems, and specified that only those types of systems required annual permits and inspections but that they did not require the tanks to be pumped. She explained that SB 550 required the DOH to implement an evaluation program, beginning January 1, 2011, requiring all septic tanks to be evaluated for functionality, proper notice be provided to septic owners stating their evaluations were due, proper separation from the wettest season water table was ensured, and that specified the professional qualifications necessary to carry out an evaluation. She reported that companion bills to repeal SB 550 were submitted last year and the alternate SB 1698 was heard along with a Florida Association of Counties (FAC) amendment on the last day of the legislative session, but since no action was taken on either, SB 550 stayed in effect. She commented that a provision in a conforming bill said the DOH could not commence to rule making until a complete study was done or action was approved by the Legislative Budget Committee. She reported that, for the upcoming legislative session, companion bills had been filed in the House and Senate to repeal SB 550 and a replacement bill had been filed that included all of the FAC’s suggested amendments from the last session. She added that the FAC would be meeting that week to discuss the policy. She noted that nothing related to SB 550 was currently on the Board’s legislative priorities list.
Commr. Campione replied that, considering the implications to the Wekiva Study area, the Board might want to take a closer look at the issue than the FAC because they would have to deal with Wekiva Protection Legislation in regards to septic tanks regardless of the outcome of SB 550. She stated that there were 55,000 septic tanks within the entire Wekiva Study area, noting that many of those were in Lake County. She stated that there had been previous concern regarding the economic impact of the requirement that a performance based septic tank be utilized, requiring homeowners to replace their existing septic tanks if they sold their house or if required by an inspection. She commented on a website called www.thesludgereprot.org that had been created by an advocacy group representing the tri-county area of homeowners, mentioning that it contained information on recently completed studies concerning septic systems. She stressed that the Board needed to be clear to the legislators that the issue of septic tanks was very important to the residents of Lake County, and they wanted a solution that would protect water sources without a great economic impact.
Commr. Hill stated that the purpose of the presentation was to include some language concerning septic tank legislation into the legislative priorities packet. She mentioned there had been some language from a previous year concerning septic tank legislation, though she did not know if it was still applicable.
Commr. Cadwell clarified that the previous language supported septic tank legislation as long as funding was available.
Commr. Campione opined that the language should be reworded.
Mr. Gray said that language would be added to the packet and he would give a copy to the commissioners for them to review in case anything needed to be edited before they made it available to the delegation.
County manager’s departmental business
quote for catastrophic/hospital inmate medical insurance
Ms. Allison Thall, Health and Human Services Division Manager, gave a presentation to the Board regarding catastrophic inmate medical insurance as well as an update on agreements with local hospitals regarding discounted inmate medical charges. She requested the approval of the Board to purchase a policy with HRH/Hunt Insurance Group to provide catastrophic inmate medical insurance. She reviewed that Florida Statutes required county detention facilities to provide medical care, treatment, and hospitalization to inmates who required medical care. She stated that Florida Hospital Waterman (FHW) was the primary hospital provider. She specified that the existing policy, held by HRH/Hunt Insurance Group, currently provided for a $125,000 deductible per inmate with a maximum liability of $500,000 per inmate, adding that the annual premium was $18,400 because it was only an eight-month policy in order to bring the policy in line with the County’s fiscal year and would expire on September 30, 2011. She reported that staff had issued a solicitation to bid, but only two quotes had been received, and HRH/Hunt Insurance Group, Inc. was the only eligible vendor that responded. She reviewed the three coverage options that had been submitted by HRH/Hunt Insurance based on the County’s bid requirements for a 12 month policy, specifying that Option 1 had a $75,000 deductible per inmate, a $500,000 maximum liability per inmate, and a $50,520 annual premium; Option 2 had a $100,000 deductible per inmate, a $500,000 maximum liability per inmate, and a $37,200 annual premium; and Option 3 had a $125,000 deductible per inmate, a $500,000 maximum liability per inmate, and a $27,600 annual premium. She stated that staff recommended Option 1 because billing history indicated a need for a lower deductible, explaining that the higher premium would be offset by the potential increased recovery of costs. She reported that in the last year only three inmates had accrued medical expenses greater than $75,000 but less than $125,000, adding that because of the deductible shortfall the County had been unable to take advantage of the catastrophic insurance policy this past year. She also noted that negotiations were underway with FHW regarding amending the current agreement for inmate medical expenses, and information would be brought before the Board at a future meeting. She requested the Board approve the Option 1 quote from HRH/Hunt Insurance Group to provide catastrophic inmate hospital medical insurance from October 2011 through September 2011 in the amount of $50,520.
Commr. Campione asked if negotiating a lower rate on hospital inmate medical care costs would have an impact on the decision to go with a higher deductible.
Mr. Gray replied that, while staff was negotiating with the hospitals, there was no indication of when those negotiations would be completed and the catastrophic insurance policy needed to be renewed by October 1.
Commr. Hill asked if the insurance policy could be amended at any time.
Mr. Minkoff answered that the policy could not be amended and opined that cost reductions at the hospital would not change the staff recommendation.
Commr. Conner asked how the costs the County paid for inmate medical hospital care would relate to the amounts paid for a policy like the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance the County used, or to the Medicaid or Medicare amounts paid.
Mr. Gray replied that Mr. Ken Mattison, President and CEO of FHW, had stated he would never be agreeable to the Medicaid amount.
Commr. Conner expressed that what the hospital charged was a critical component of how to evaluate if they should go to a lower deductible. He remarked that the more the County was reimbursed, the more the premium would go up the next year. He stated he would like to see a more thorough evaluation conducted to determine if lowering the deductible and raising the premium were the right choices for the long term. He added that the Board should not agree to pay to the hospitals more than what the hospitals considered an allowable amount from a private insurance carrier.
Mr. Minkoff commented that Sheriff Borders was very aggressive in attempting to not have prisoners with big medical problems, explaining that if there was a way to release inmates from the jail so they could be covered by Medicaid or another type of insurance that the Sheriff tried to take that option and only in the most serious cases could inmates not be released.
On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Conner and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the Option1 quote from HRH/Hunt Insurance Group to provide catastrophic inmate hospital medical insurance from October 2011 through September 2011 in the amount of $50,520.
Interlocal agreement regarding Minneola Athletic Complex
Ms. Wendy Breeden, Public Resources Director, gave a presentation concerning the interlocal agreement between Lake County and the City of Minneola regarding the Minneola Athletic Complex (MAC) and provided an update on the South Lake Regional Park.
Mr. Bobby Bonilla, Parks and Trails Division Manager, reviewed the March 2005 Parks and Recreation Master Plan which identified five Recreation Planning Areas (RPAs) based on location, growth patterns and the individual character of each particular area. He stated that the Master Plan had been drafted with the objective of creating a framework for the delivery of recreational services, trails, and environmental lands to the citizens and visitors of Lake County. He reported that at the March 14, 2011 meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Trails Advisory Board, the MAC was approved to serve as the South Lake Community Park. He stated that the MAC was approximately 26 acres and was located about one mile north of the County maintained South Lake Trail on the southeast part of the County. He summarized the interlocal agreement which outlined that the County would pay the City $132,788 for the remaining cost of existing field lights; the County would expend at least $500,000 on capital improvements to the MAC by May 31, 2014; the County would be responsible for management, operation, scheduling, and maintenance of the MAC and related costs; the County would be entitled to charge fees in accordance with County fee schedule and could operate concessions; general use of the park, when not reserved, would remain free for the community; the agreement would commence on October 1, 2011 and would continue for 30 years with a 20 year renewal option; and if the City opted to terminate the agreement prior to September 30, 2023, the City would reimburse the County for capital costs. He stated that the staff analysis found that the MAC was consistent with the Park Master Plan adopted in 2005 and that it promoted recreation, sports and tourism. He requested the Board approve and execute the interlocal agreement between Lake County and the City of Minneola regarding the MAC.
Ms. Breeden continued the presentation with a South Lake Regional Park update. She reviewed that a couple of years ago the County had set aside $2.5 million for a regional park in South Lake County and that last summer, after negotiations with the City of Clermont were discontinued for the purchase of the “Sprayfield” property, Lake County began a search for other potential park sites. She mentioned that a total of 48 properties had been submitted for consideration, noting that the properties went through review and several rounds of staff ranking based on established criteria. She reported that in April 2011 the top five properties were presented to the BCC and the Board directed staff to continue to look at the top three properties and to also look at NTC and Conserv II. She presented a list of the five properties, their locations in South Lake County, and the purchase price quotes. She stated that staff would like to continue negotiations with the City of Orlando to provide a regional park on the Conserv II property.
Mr. Gray commented that the MAC did not fulfill the need for a regional park in the South Lake region, so he recommended continuing discussion with the City of Orlando and Orange County about the Conserv II property. He noted that Commr. Parks had worked with staff and with the Parks, Recreation and Trails Advisory Board towards the goal of the regional park as well helping with the interlocal agreement for the MAC.
Commr. Parks agreed that staff needed to continue pursuing Conserv II because it was a wonderful opportunity at the right price for a regional or superregional facility to serve needs of the citizens here as well as act as an economic driver.
Commr. Hill asked if any of the $2.5 million that had been set aside was being utilized.
Mr. Gray answered that some those funds were being used as capital money to pay off the lights and to pay for some improvements to the MAC. He added that some MSTU funds were also being used for operation and maintenance of the facility.
Commr. Conner asked what the current condition of the fields at the MAC were, what the immediate plan of action was, and how soon children would be able to use those fields.
Mr. Gray replied that the MAC was continuing to operate now, and the County was honoring the agreements the City of Minneola already had in place through autumn.
Mr. Bonilla stated that they would not shut down all the fields at once, although at least one field would be shut down at a time for improvements and upgrades. He noted that they would coordinate the maintenance schedule with the users of the park.
Commr. Conner asked if the grass and surface of the fields were the primary issue.
Mr. Bonilla replied that that was correct.
Commr. Conner asked if the capital funds going into the MAC were going towards new fields or existing fields.
Mr. Bonilla answered that those funds could go towards an additional multipurpose field, pavilions, or even expanding the playground. He stated that the operating money would be used for repairs on the existing fields. He mentioned that some conceptual plans for the MAC would be brought before the Board at a later date, commenting that staff would like to have three to four months at the site to fully assess the usage of the park and what the needs were.
Mr. Minkoff added that there were some small ADA modifications that had to be made to the facility and were considered part of the capital improvements. He specified that some of the modifications included changes to restrooms, sidewalks, and installing a lift which would be required for the scorer’s area. He stated the estimate for all of the improvements, including installing the lift, was about $25,000 – $30,000.
On a motion by Commr. Parks, seconded by Commr. Campione and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the interlocal agreement between Lake County and City of Minneola regarding Minneola Athletic Complex and directed staff to continue discussions with Orange County regarding a regional park at Conserv II.
property, liability, worker’s compensation and risk insurance
Ms. Susan Irby, Employee Services Director, gave a presentation regarding the renewal of the County’s risk insurance, which included workers’ compensation, property and liability coverage for the County’s self-funded plan, and other additional insurances required by statute and/or program. She stated that the BCC, Lake-Sumter MPO, Supervisor of Elections, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector, and Clerk of Courts offices all participated in the program, adding that staff was looking into the future addition of Lake EMS. She introduced Mr. Craig S. Fainstein, Area Assistant Vice President for Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., who would review the insurance program and the renewal option.
Mr. Fainstein summarized the insurance Lake County purchased covered mostly the large losses such as Property Insurance, Third Party Liability Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation, adding that there was also coverage for boiler and machinery, pollution, crime, cyber risk, storage tank, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) for Sheriff and Fire, and AD&D for probation participants. He reported that the total cost of risk insurance for the 2010-2011 fiscal year was $1,090,628 and stated that for the 2011-2012 fiscal year it would cost $1,147,247. He specified that the cost encompassed a flat fee for compensation to Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. and that costs for the insurance had gone up because there had been some challenges in the market over the last year.
Ms. Irby concluded the presentation by reporting that the recommended reserves, as determined by an independent actuary, should be approximately $1.8 million. She noted that it was anticipated that there would be approximately $2.3 in reserves at the end of the budget year. She recommended the Board approve the risk insurance, incorporating all current insurance coverage and levels as well as continuing with the flat-fee broker compensation arrangement with Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
Commr. Conner advised caution on substantially drawing down on the reserve funds.
On a motion by Commr. Conner, seconded by Commr. Cadwell and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved County’s Property, Liability, Workers’ Compensation and Risk Insurance renewal, effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012 as well as continuing the flat-fee broker compensation agreement with Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
REPORTS – COUNTY Attorney
Update on lake-sumter ems division of assets
The County Attorney reported that a tentative agreement had been reached with Sumter County regarding the division of the Lake-Sumter EMS assets. He noted it would appear on the agenda for the September 27, 2011 BCC Meeting.
REPORTS – COUNTY MANAGER
Future bcc meeting dates
Mr. Gray suggested cancelling some Board meetings during the holidays. He recommended cancelling the November 22, 2011 Board meeting and moving the Rezoning meeting to November 15. He noted that there was no meeting scheduled for November 29 because it was the fifth Tuesday in the month. He suggested the Board cancel the December 27, 2011 Board meeting and move the Rezoning agenda to the December 20 Board meeting. He suggested the Board cancel the January 3, 2012 Board meeting because it was the day immediately after the New Year holiday. He stated that the Board meeting scheduled for January 17, 2012 would commence as scheduled.
The Board approved the suggested meeting changes by consensus.
End of “go green – get green” program
The County Manager announced that the “Go Green – Get Green” Program would end on Monday, September 26, 2011 due to the depletion of program funds, specifying that as of Monday, September 19 a little over 1,400 rebate applications had been approved and approximately $450,000 had been awarded. He added that staff had received an additional 651 applications, which would result in another $200,000 worth of rebates, leaving approximately $170,000 left for qualified applicants. He remarked on how successful the program had been and noted that staff members would be available until 9:00 p.m. on the night of the 26th to process applications, and the end of the program would be announced by press release.
Meeting with historical society
The County Manager reported that he and Commr. Conner had met with the Lake County Historical Society last week regarding a week-long fair the Historical Society would be hosting in March 2012. He mentioned that the Historical Society had requested permission to set up a few booths in front of the Historic Courthouse over the weekend during the fair and that he did not see a problem with the request. He noted the fair was a fundraiser for the Historical Society as well as a chance to inform people about the Historical Museum, and added that his office would be consulting with the City of Tavares to ensure the booths would be allowed.
REPORTS – COMMISSIONER HILL – CHAIRMAN AND DISTRICT 1
Commr. Hill reported attending the Economic Development Council luncheon and the West Orange-South Lake Transportation Task Force meeting.
Solid waste alternatives workshop
Commr. Hill mentioned that since the legislative session would begin in January, it might interfere with the attendance for with the Solid Waste Alternatives Workshop scheduled for February.
Mr. Gray replied that the workshop would be moved up.
Dog tether ordinance requests
Commr. Hill commented on the requests for a dog tether ordinance, stating she had received numerous comments regarding a potential ordinance.
Commr. Campione suggested having something put together for the Board to look at concerning dog tethering.
Mr. Minkoff replied that the County Attorney’s Office could put together a draft Ordinance to bring before the Board.
Commr. Conner emphasized that the regulations should not be too extreme.
The Board directed the County Attorney to put together an ordinance regarding dog tethering regulations, emphasizing that the ordinance be easy to implement and easy to enforce.
Internet sweepstakes cafes
Commr. Hill reported on the internet sweepstakes cafes, mentioning that a lot of the moratoriums imposed by individual cities within the County were going to end soon. She suggested the Board establish countywide regulations on internet sweepstakes cafes. She opined that the Sheriff should also be consulted regarding the cafes and that staff should bring back an agenda item to inform the Board what actions the cities as well as other counties were taking towards the internet cafes.
reports – commissioner parks – district 2
Commr. Parks reported attending the Economic Development Council luncheon, noting that all five commissioners had been in attendance, and the West Orange-South Lake Transportation Task Force meeting and remarked he would work with staff to create a presentation to update the Board on the progress of the Task Force.
City council meeting for city of groveland
Commr. Parks reported attending the Groveland City Council Meeting on Monday, September 19th, mentioning that the City had approved a resolution requesting that all five of the South Lake cities, along with Lake County, begin long term water resources planning. He requested the resolution be added to a future agenda so it could be presented to the Board for approval.
reports – commissioner conner – district 3
Commr. Conner reported attending the Economic Development Council luncheon. He also reported that he had been invited to the Farm Bureau’s annual dinner on Monday, September 19th, stating he did attend as a representative of the Board.
REPORTS – COMMISSIONER campione – vice chairman and DISTRICT 4
City council meeting for city of mount dora
Commr. Campione reported that she would be attending the City Council Meeting for the City of Mount Dora on October 4, along with the County Manager and Mr. Scott Blankenship from Economic Development and Tourism, to make a presentation about economic development and to present a resolution passed by the Board.
Community meeting in pine lakes
Commr. Campione reported attending a community meeting in Pine Lakes last Thursday, mentioning that the residents were trying to organize special assessments for road issues. She remarked that because the lots were large, the special assessments were very high, so the residents were working on a list of priorities to bring before the Board to see if there was any way that the County could take any of the projects on or attempt to get more funding assistance for the roads projects.
Commr. Campione mentioned the Mascotte landfill and asked what would happen to the adjoining roads should the landfill go through. She stressed that the Board needed to weigh in on that issue and asked the County Manager to add the issue to a future agenda for discussion.
REPORTS – commissioner cadwell – district 5
Tourism development council meeting
Commr. Cadwell reported attending a meeting of the Tourism Development Council on Monday, September 19th. He mentioned that the meeting lasted half an hour and was followed by a two-hour long workshop session.
recess and reassembly
The Chairman announced at 12:53 p.m. that the Board would recess until 5:05 p.m. for the final Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget.
Fiscal Year 2012 Budget
Mr. Gray stated that this was the second of the two public hearings for the 2012 Budget, as required by Florida Statute, and the purpose of the meeting was to adopt the final 2012 Budget including the final millage rate and the change for the rollback rate. He noted that next year’s rollback rate would be higher than the current year’s because the tax base had been reduced by $1.4 billion. He reported that the ad valorem tax rate was reduced by 8.5 percent and that the tentative budget would include the Florida Retirement System changes that had been previously discussed, a five percent reduction to the departmental operating budgets, a reduction of the Sheriff’s budget of $3.5 million, and a reduction in the amount being transferred to the Tax Collector. He added that the tentative budget would also eliminate 13 full time positions; discontinue the 12 mandated unpaid furlough days for County employees; provide adequate maintenance of County facilities, equipment, and infrastructure; set public safety and economic development as the highest priorities, provide for a few new positions in the Parks and Trails Department as well as the Public Works Department, include departmental reorganization including the consolidation of fleet maintenance; and keep general fund reserves at approximately $26.5 million.
Mr. Steve Koontz, Budget Director, presented the tentative millage rates for 2012. He noted that the meeting had been advertised on Friday, but due to a problem with the format it had been readvertised on Sunday. He stated that the proposed Lake County general fund millage rate was 4.7309 mills per $1,000 taxable value, which was equal to the current rate and a 9.11 percent reduction from the rollback tax rate of 5.2051 mills; the proposed Lake County Ambulance MSTU millage rate was 0.3853 mills, which was equal to the current rate and a 9.11 percent reduction from the rollback tax rate of 0.4239 mills; the proposed Public Lands Voted Debt Service millage rate was 0.1101 mills, which was the same rate that was adopted in the 2011 fiscal year; the proposed Stormwater, Parks, and Roads MSTU millage rate was 0.4984 mills, which was equal to the current rate and a 9.12 percent reduction from the rollback tax rate of 0.5484 mills; and the proposed Fire Rescue/EMS MSTU millage rate was 0.3222 mills, which was equal to the current rate and a 9.19 percent reduction from the rollback tax rate of 0.3548 mills.
The Chairman opened the public hearing.
There being no one who wished to address the Board, the Chairman closed the public hearing and reserved comment to the Board.
Mr. Gray commented that since the last Budget Public Hearing on September 6, 2011, the changes to the tentative budget included the funding for the Minneola Athletic Complex, which had been approved earlier in the Board meeting, updates to fund balance projections, and the purchase order carry forward estimates.
On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Parks and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the adoption of Resolution 2011-135 setting the countywide and voter approved Debt Service Final Millage Rate at 4.7309 mills and 0.1101 mills respectively, Resolution 2011-136 setting the ambulance and emergency medical services MSTU final millage rate at 0.3853 mills, Resolution 2011-137 setting the stormwater management MSTU final millage rate at 0.4984 mills, and Resolution 2011-138 setting the fire rescue/emergency medical services MSTU final millage rate at 0.3222 mills.
On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Parks and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the changes to the 2012 fiscal year tentative budget totaling $1,190,885.
On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Parks and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved Resolution 2011-139 adopting the final budget of $420,320,269 for fiscal year 2012.
There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 5:17 p.m.
jennifer hill, chairman
NEIL KELLY, CLERK