february 22, 2013

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in special budget workshop session on Friday, February 22, 2013 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:  Leslie Campione, Chairman; Jimmy Conner, Vice Chairman; Timothy I. Sullivan; Sean Parks; and Welton G. Cadwell.  Others present were:  David Heath, County Manager; Melanie Marsh, Deputy County Attorney; Wendy Taylor, Executive Office Manager, County Manager’s Office; and Susan Boyajan, Deputy Clerk.

Agenda update

There were no changes to the Agenda.


facilities and fleet management budget

Mr. David Heath, County Manager, related that this would be the last budget workshop for a couple of months and mentioned that the general budget presentation after the Facilities and Fleet Management presentation would include a summary of possible cuts to the smaller departments that were not previously presented as well as other budget strategies that they were looking at for the remainder of this budget year as well as the next and their recommended budget guidelines.

Mr. Steve Koontz, Director of Fiscal and Administrative Services, explained that he would provide budget information with emphasis on General Fund contributions to the Facilities and Fleet Management Department pertaining only to facilities at this time, provide an overview of those programs, and present programmatic and funding issues to consider for the future.  He presented a graph which illustrated the actual expenditures from 2007 to the present coming from the general fund showing that the contribution from 2008 was $6.72 million, but was continually decreasing and was only $4.32 million in 2012 and about $700,000 for the first quarter of 2013.  He went over the reductions that would have to be made for a 5 to 10 percent reduction to the 2014 budget ranging from $214,000 to $429,000.

Mr. Kristian Swenson, Facilities & Fleet Management Director, next gave an overview of the Facilities Department, noting that there were 25 staff members in the department, 19 of whom were technicians who were primarily funded by the general fund, and that personal services made up about 33 percent of the total Facilities budget, with operating making up 65 percent and capital making up 2 percent.  He pointed out that approximately $1.8 million or 40 percent were ongoing expenses.

Commr. Cadwell asked if there was a standard of cost per square foot in order to keep a building maintained and extend its life.

Mr. Swenson responded that he had looked at that, and there were some standards, such as those presented in a study done by the International Facility Managers Association, although he did not have the results of that with him.  He noted, however, that a jail would be a different cost than a school building and commented that there would be more capital costs for buildings whose maintenance was deferred.  He specified that the County was paying about $3 per square foot for maintenance, which he opined was inexpensive.  He reported that the County was responsible for 137 buildings, not including the parking garage, and there were other buildings currently being constructed that will be added to that in the future, such as the probation building, consolidated fleet building, public transportation building, the courthouse expansion, and the Emergency Communications and Operations Center.  He listed the efficiencies the department has instituted for the past four years in order to reduce expenses, including reducing staff by 20 positions, implementing reduced custodial services, changing the elevator services contract from a pay-as-you-go service to a full-service set amount contract, and implementation of a consolidated landscaping contract.  He related that they have looked at future reductions as well, such as eliminating the capital budget consisting mainly of the annual mower replacement for the Sheriff’s Office and reducing and changing the custodial contract for daytime rather than nighttime cleaning to save electricity.

Commr. Cadwell asked whether there were any complaints about the level of service for the current custodial contract.

Mr. Swenson answered that there have been some complaints, but he opined that overall the number of complaints considering the number of buildings the County had were low.

Commr. Conner asked if there were lights on in the buildings during the weekends, and he expressed concern about whether the new occupancy sensors in County offices actually are energy efficient, since there is a time delay for the lights to go off after exiting the room.

Mr. Swenson responded that most of the lighting was off on the weekends, and the HBAC controls have a relay on them that allows them to adjust the lights to a lower level.  He added that if the lights in the individual offices are turned off manually, the sensing does not pick up until it is manually turned on again, and he assured Commr. Conner that they will look into the timing of the occupancy sensors of those lights, which are currently set for 15 minutes.  He also added that other energy efficient improvements through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) that were done in the buildings included the reduced number of fixtures in the common areas by 50 percent and use of an LED fixture that was brighter but used half of the electricity of the previous fixture, resulting in a total of a 75 percent reduction in wattage just from that project.  Mr. Swenson also mentioned that he was also looking at reducing the custodial contract from five to three days a week and other scope modifications for reductions.  He added that they are looking into eliminating or reducing the pressure washing of the buildings from twice a year to a reduced level.  He noted that this year in order to reduce the budget, they could defer some maintenance projects such as the elevator, carpet replacement in stairwells, and cooling tower media replacement; and he also felt that they could raise the air conditioning temperature in the buildings to 76 degrees and reduce the parking garage operating hours, as well as closing the garage on weekends.  He summarized that he believes they can reduce the budget by $133,000 this year, which would also entail reductions of levels of service to other agencies, constitutional officers, and the public.

Commr. Parks asked how much lease space the County has and how much of a reduction there has been of that in the past year.

Mr. Swenson noted that Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney, who was absent that day, could give him a more specific answer to that question, but he stated that the Public Works staff was housed in a building on Ardice Avenue in Eustis, the Property Appraiser has some warehouse space in Mount Dora, and EMS has some space in the Winn Dixie shopping center in Mount Dora.  He also mentioned that as employees move to the Judicial Center, there will be some vacancies in the 418 Building, and they met six times a year to work on reducing lease space, which was a high priority for the County Attorney’s Office.

Commr. Conner pointed out that the County Attorney’s Office has reduced the per square foot charge many times because of being able to take advantage of the market, and it has been very aggressive in that effort.

workshop wrap up and budget guidelines

Mr. Koontz explained that the purpose of this presentation is to give a recap of the previous budget workshops and to discuss the budget guidelines for the departments and recommendations for the Constitutional Offices.  He showed a graph that had been shown at previous workshops illustrating the taxable values from 2003 to the present, noting that it showed a 34 percent decline in taxable values from 2008 to 2013, and he conservatively projected a 3 percent decline for 2014, which represents a little over $2 million.   He explained that number was based on trends over the last few years and the fact that the decreases have gotten a little smaller each year.  He gave a brief history of the general fund and general fund positions, noting that they have been greatly reduced since 2007.

Commr. Conner asked when they will know the projected taxable value for 2014.

Mr. Koontz responded that they will know that number by June 1, but he commented that the Property Appraiser’s Office is not willing to give them those numbers too far ahead of time, although they may get a preview of that value in May.

Commr. Campione added that she has already asked the Property Appraiser’s Office to share that information with the County as soon as they have any indication of that.

Commr. Conner opined that the 3 percent approach represented a better and more conservative approach and that it was better to have a buffer in that number.

Commr. Cadwell commented that the Tax Collector was different than any of the other constitutional officers, and he asked whether there would be any revenue from the new online license renewal process.

Commr. Campione responded that she and the County Manager had a meeting with the Tax Collector last week regarding his capital needs, who indicated that there will probably be a reduction in revenue because of the new online practice, which would have to be factored in.

Mr. Heath indicated that he would bring back to the Board in April some ideas about using some sales tax to offset Mr. McKee’s reduction to minimize the impact on the general fund.

Commr. Campione added that the Tax Collector also will have additional capital needs over the next couple of years, including a South Lake facility, retrofit of the Eustis facility, and a future facility in the northwest area.

Mr. Koontz reported that it was expected for the taxable values to level off in 2015 and to start slowly increasing by 2016, and he had planned for a 5 percent reduction in expenses for FY 2013 and 2014.

Commr. Conner asked when the County’s financial commitment to Covanta ends and whether this last fiscal year will be the last one they had to subsidize that out of the general fund.

Mr. Koontz responded that the Covanta contract ends on June 30, 2014 and noted that they subsidized solid waste collection in 2013 for $3.2 million, but that next year’s subsidy will be substantially reduced to $700,000 - $800,000, since the last bond payment will be made at the end of this fiscal year.  He stated that they were putting together a model and looking at the solid waste fund very closely.  He then went over the scenario showing the gap between the general fund revenues and expenses and what that was doing to the reserves, noting that the reserves are currently at 13.7 percent but is projected to fall to 6.1 percent in 2014.  He pointed out that they were looking at how they can reduce expenses to get back within an acceptable reserve range of 7 to 12 percent based on the policy adopted by the Board.  He related that a 5 percent reduction would equal about $5 million in reductions to departments and constitutional officers, but they would need another $1 million reduction to meet a 7 percent reserve.  He recapped the budget workshop schedule from December to the present, including the budget outlook, Sheriff’s budget, as well as budgets for Lake EMS, parks, libraries, stormwater, public lands, agricultural education, outside agencies, Economic Development and Tourism, and Animal Services.  He recalled that the Sheriff had mentioned the need to increase his budget for the courthouse security once the new courthouse expansion was finished by about $356,000 for a full year and would need about $207,000 this year for that, which would come out of reserves.

Commr. Campione elaborated that the Sheriff was looking into different ways of providing that for a lower cost, such as outsourcing that service.

Mr. Koontz recapped that they had talked about 5 to 10 percent reductions for public transportation in order to save $70,000 to $140,000.

Commr. Parks expressed concern about the possible reduction of Lynx route link 204 in Clermont, since it had a high ridership, which he indicated he would discuss later in the meeting.

Commr. Campione noted that there were a lot of residents using that route to get to work.  She asked if they have approached the City of Clermont about helping out with the Park and Ride, since a lot of their residents are using that.

Commr. Parks responded that he did not think that there has been a formal request made to the city, although some of the concerns are coming from Clermont residents.

Commr. Cadwell commented that they have to be willing to make those types of tough decisions if they are not willing to raise revenue, although he hates to see that happen.

Mr. Koontz continued to recap that during the January 8 workshop regarding libraries, it was noted that the 5 to 10 percent reduction would be in the range of $200,000 to $400,000 of the $4 million transfer that goes to the library fund, and he indicated that staff has already been working on the elimination of the Law Library and cancellation of any materials from Westlaw.  He related that some of the other things that were discussed were reduced funding to member libraries, the possibility of having to reduce hours, and the possibility of combining or closing branches.  He stated that on the same day they also discussed reductions for public lands maintenance and agricultural education in the range of $60,000 to $120,000, which could affect Soil and Water, Discovery Gardens, basic maintenance and repairs, and the possibility of closing the public lands parks.  He mentioned that there was a separate MSTU fund for parks, stormwater, and roads; and any changes that are made would be based on the revenue projections, which currently look to be 0 to 3 percent, which would affect things such as maintenance and cause deferment of stormwater projects.  He recalled that during the workshop on January 22, they reported that a 5 to 10 percent reduction of the Economic Development budget would be $72,000 to $144,000 and would affect things such as business incentives, sponsorships, marketing, and some resources for attraction and retention activities.

Commr. Campione mentioned that the Business Resource Centers are getting a lot of use from small businesses which were taking advantage of those incubation programs, working with a financial planner, and making a lot of good contacts.  She opined that this is one area that gives the County the opportunity to generate revenue by broadening the tax base and creating jobs.  She asked for authorization from the Board to send letters out to gun manufacturers and ammunition companies to let them know that Lake County is a weapon-friendly and gun-friendly environment and would like them to set up businesses in the county.  She commented that there were other communities that are reaching out to those companies, and there was a real possibility that they would move their businesses to other locations.  She summarized that she believed those businesses would be a very good fit for Lake County.

Commr. Parks commented that there was some manufacturing space available that would be suitable.

Commr. Conner stated that he did not have a problem with that at all and believed that was an area in which they would see more of a demand.

Commr. Sullivan commented that high-quality jobs will improve the quality of life of their citizens and create opportunities, since many residents have to travel out of the county to their jobs, and anything they can do to stabilize their tax base by bringing in more businesses is a good thing.

Commr. Parks opined that they needed to be careful about what they cut in the Economic Development Department, since they need to make a commitment in order to be the most business-friendly county in Florida by creating an environment to grow jobs.  He also opined that the Economic Development staff does a great job and sometimes work long hours.

Mr. Koontz stated that the presentation on Animal Services given on January 22 mentioned that the 5 to 10 percent reduction would be about $66,000 to $132,700, which could result in reductions to field and shelter hours and have impacts on euthanasia, and staff was already working on utilizing a vendor for the rabies vaccine reporting and looking at the Animal Services fee schedule and possibly recommending changes to that moving forward.

Commr. Campione reported that she had a meeting with South Lake veterinarians last week, which went very well and resulted in great input and feedback, and the veterinarians liked the idea of being taken out of that process, being able to get the County licenses issued, and using the outside service.  She explained that residents will have an opportunity to register either online, by mail, or at the actual facility; and the process is very simple and user-friendly.  She related that they also discussed ideas on how to get more people to spay and neuter their pets and how to promote spaying and neutering in Lake County without a mandatory ordinance.  She further explained that the veterinarian is obligated by law to provide the rabies certifications to the County, and the County would be able to do outreach to the pet owners to provide them with the link to register online.  She added that the registration fees would be low at $5 to $10 per each dog or cat registered.  She summarized that they were making some real progress.

Commr. Cadwell asked if they were behind on the expansion of the animal shelter.

Mr. Swenson responded that the contractor is behind schedule, but thinks he could make up the time.

Mr. Koontz continued to recap that they had also talked about outside agencies and identified some mandated critical expenditures of about $15 million for things that could not be reduced such as debt service, the Medical Examiner, and Medicaid.  He recalled that they talked about discretionary expenditures for agencies such as the Health Department and LifeStream, which would be reduced by $60,000 to $121,000 with a 5 to 10 percent reduction, as well as some of the smaller discretionary expenditures including Trout Lake, LASER, the Historical Society, Community Services grants, and WeCare, which would be reduced by $24,000 to $48,000 with the 5 to 10 percent reduction, resulting in some definite impacts to the community.  He summarized that the presentation today identified a reduction in the Facilities budget of $215,000 to $439,000, as well as the considerations for the FY 2013 and 2014 budgets.

Mr. Koontz explained that overall the additional reductions they would need for the other departments would amount to approximately $750,000 to $1.5 million, including reduction in the level of support to the departments as well as representation to outside agencies from the County Attorney’s Office; also, increased times for procurement activities by the Fiscal and Administrative Services Department and increased time for plans review and to address LDR’s and the Comp Plan by the Growth Management Department might need to be considered.  They were also looking at reductions to the volunteer program, increased processing time for recruitments, and decreased training and customer service from Human Resources; and impacts to GIS activities from Information Technology.  He pointed out that the general fund reductions for Public Safety could impact countywide radio maintenance and the Emergency Management Division, and there could be impacts to some of the functions under the Public Works Department such as mosquito control and the aquatic plant management treatment program.  He then gave a summary of the general fund reductions and specified what the dollar amounts of the 5 to 10 percent reductions would be for each department and other budgets that he has discussed, with the total impact being $1,244,000 to $2,488,000 of reductions that would be made.  He stated that they have to cut about $6 million, which is about 6 percent, and the total County budget of $30.7 million is only about 25 percent of the general fund.

Commr. Parks asked about the consequences to a reduction of levels of service, such as whether a reduction in mosquito control would result in a large increase in the mosquito population or how the response time for Code Enforcement issues would be affected.

Mr. Koontz responded that some of the mosquito issues would be dependent on weather conditions for any particular year, but there would be some definite impacts, and they would define those impacts more as they go through the budget process in the next few months.

Commr. Cadwell pointed out that there could also be a health issue connected with the mosquito control reduction.

Commr. Sullivan commented that they should look at whether they need some of the Emergency Management equipment such as satellite phones with the way technology is rapidly changing, pointing out that the County currently has a great 911 radio system as well as an EOC that will help put all of that together.  He also mentioned that people are now using technology more at libraries rather than checking out books.

Mr. Koontz discussed some of the issues and challenges they faced regarding the budget, including uncertainty about the property values and ad valorem revenues, employee raises and health benefits, and unfunded mandates and other legislative actions that would impact the County and the Constitutional Offices.  He continued to describe other issues and challenges they would face in the future, such as the Astatula fuel remediation, rising Medicaid costs and backlog, the Tavares fire assessment, and an outstanding FEMA invoice from 2010 for $320,000 of ineligible costs.

Commr. Cadwell pointed out that they had worked closely with FEMA during that hurricane to figure the costs of that, and the County was assured that the numbers were correct at that time; however, FEMA changed the rules in midstream, but the County has gotten some of those costs reduced.

Commr. Conner suggested that they look into having one of their congressmen intervene before they pay that.

Mr. Koontz mentioned that the requests from the Constitutional Officers are one more challenge that they had to keep in mind for the future while putting together the budget.

Commr. Cadwell mentioned that they had discussed with Ms. Emogene Stegall, Supervisor of Elections, the extension of early voting.

Commr. Campione stated that there was a meeting set up to have those discussions.

Mr. Koontz related that some of the strategies they were looking at for 2014 are to explore using the infrastructure sales tax to partially fund the debt service payment, continue to consolidate the lease space, continue to evaluate the Solid Waste transfer, and monitor property values.  He also noted that there were no reserves available for economic development initiatives until they could build up their reserves again and were in a better financial position.

Mr. Heath discussed the budget strategies for FY 2013, noting that they were mainly trying to concentrate on building up reserves, since it was important to maintain as much cash in reserves as possible, which would entail not taking on any responsibilities this year in terms of buying or maintaining anything without cutting something else, although he opined that things will improve in FY 2015.  He recommended that they bring the issue of the Lynx South Lake routes back in March because of the 120-day notice requirement in order to end the Walmart route in Four Corners by this summer, which would be a cash savings this year, and to discuss the Park and Ride in Clermont.  He mentioned that the reduction of the solid waste transfer at mid-year would definitely help the general fund, and he reported that they have already initiated the elimination of the Law Library expenditures, since that was requested by the Board.  He related that they would also move forward with evaluating and adjusting the Animal Services registration fees, keeping in mind the sensitivity of the possibility of the euthanasia rate increasing, and the initiation of the online service they talked about earlier.  He also assured the Board that Mr. Swenson would look into the temperature controls in the buildings as well as scaling back the hours of the parking garage, and they were hopeful that all of those strategies will save the County over $1 million during this current fiscal year.

Mr. Heath next gave an analysis and summary of the general fund expense budget and presented a pie chart which showed that out of the general fund of $120 million, the departments make up roughly only 25 percent of that or $30 million.  He summarized the assumptions that they had previously discussed, such as the 3 percent expected decline of property values and the expected 2013 expenses of $120 million.  He pointed out that in order to maintain a reserve of 7.1 percent, they would have to maintain expenses in 2014 of $111.4 million, and the mandatory and critical items, such as CRA or debt payments, have been taken out of the calculation to make those reductions.   He commented that they would be absorbing those cuts over a small base, with a 6 percent decrease across the board, and any reduction of cuts to one department or entity would result in the necessity of an increased contribution from the other entities.  He presented a chart showing the matrix of various scenarios relating to the budget with a combination of possible reductions to the budget which are dependent on the ad valorem revenue of either a 3 percent decline, status quo revenues, or a 3 percent increase.  He concluded that all of the cuts they talked about over the last couple of months will not be enough under some of those scenarios.

Commr. Cadwell opined that they would not be a business-friendly county if they neglect their basic infrastructure, and no one would want to move to the county if they were not providing even basic services or a good quality of life.

Mr. Heath summarized that the estimates of the values which come in from the Constitutional Officers will give them a determination of how that is going to affect the County’s operations.  He related that staff has already had the budget kickoff with the departments last week and had been given a guideline of a 6-percent reduction to work with, subject to the Board’s approval at this meeting.  He commented that although he has tried to deal mainly with the levels of service during these budget work sessions, he was also planning on meeting with each of the department directors to look at staff impacts associated with the level of cuts they were facing.  He mentioned that the budgets from the departments would be due in March, with a midyear adjustment in April.  He reported that they would get the Constitutional Officers’ budgets as well as the preliminary certification of the taxable value on June 1, and he anticipated that the Board would have to have another work session during the second week of June.  He was concerned that the public should be aware of the County’s budget situation, and he suggested that they get the word out so that when they set the tentative millage in July, the public would not be surprised would be less likely to protest the budget decreases during the public hearings.  He requested that the Board approve the budget guidelines of a 6 percent reduction for all of the Board departments and constitutional offices funded by the general fund and to leave all of the other funds status quo until they know what the revenue projections would be.

Commr. Conner mentioned that Osceola County has successfully outsourced some of their library services which saved them over $1 million, and he pointed out that employee protections were put into that contract.  He related that he had previously asked Mr. Heath to look into this as a possible creative way to save money, and he would like for Mr. Heath to make a presentation to the Board about that issue and to see whether that would work in this county.

Commr. Parks opined that he thought that would be a great idea, and he stated that he has been doing some research on that himself.

Commr. Cadwell commented that privatizing the library system usually results in a different level of service and inventory than they have right now and that it could be a complicated issue.  However, he indicated that he would be glad to hear information about it.

Commr. Campione asked whether the proposal would be specific to Lake County and expressed a concern about how that would impact the Paisley or Astor libraries or the general level of service, although she also indicated that she wanted to know more about the proposal.

Mr. Heath responded that he talked to the County Manager in Osceola County, who indicated that their system was a countywide system with no city libraries, and they had a library millage.  He specified that they privatized over the course of a year, and they transferred about 70 FTE positions over to a private provider.  He explained that during the request for qualifications process, they had projected that they would save approximately $6 million over five years; however, the actual savings have turned out to be about $800,000 per year or $4 million over a five-year period covered by the contract.  He also mentioned that they went through an extensive public participation process regarding that. He related that the private company was required to take Osceola County staff at their existing positions for a minimum of six months and also provided insurance and a 401K plan; however, they did not participate in the FRS (Florida Retirement System).  He added that the County maintained and owned all of the facilities, materials, and equipment.  He also mentioned that it might be possible to separate the cities out from the system and still provide a cost savings to the County.

Commr. Conner clarified that he was not advocating a change, but only a discussion of this issue.

Commr. Cadwell expressed a concern that considering this might cause a lack of trust in their library system by the cities.

Commr. Sullivan commented that they would need all of the facts, but if they could maintain the current level of service and do it at less cost to the taxpayer, they should legitimately look at it.

The Board gave consensus to have the County Manager come back to them with more information on that.

Commr. Parks stated that he had reservations about some individual lines items they discussed today, such as reductions to the Lynx 205 bus routes and community service grants.

Mr. Heath pointed out that the guidelines that were presented were tentative until they get the values as well as talk with the constitutional officers.

Commr. Campione mentioned that her intention is to meet with all of the constitutional officers early and to show them what the County is up against by presenting them with the level of detail that has gone into this exercise to show what would be necessary to balance their expenses with their revenues.

Commr. Conner opined that the Board and staff has done a good job of tackling this issue aggressively, proactively, and in a very timely manner during this tough year.  He commented that he wanted them to exhaust every resource they could before raising more revenue.

Commr. Cadwell expressed concern about making a 6 percent cut to the EMS budget.

On a motion by Commr. Sullivan, seconded by Commr. Conner and carried by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the budget guidelines of a 6 percent reduction for all the Board departments funded by the general fund, to leave all of the other funds status quo until they know what the revenue projections would be, and to recommend a 6 percent reduction to the Constitutional Officers.

reports – commissioner cadwell – district 5

resolution to chamber alliance

Commr. Cadwell stated that he thought it would be a nice idea to present a resolution to the Chamber Alliance to recognize them for all of their excellent work during Lake County Day, and he suggested that they notify the leadership of that group to come to the BCC meeting when the resolution is approved and presented.

Commr. Campione opined that it was a great idea and added that it was a very successful event.

There was consensus for the Board to present that resolution at a future meeting.


follow-up letters to legislators

Commr. Campione reminded the Commissioners to follow up with letters to the legislators that they visited emphasizing the issues that were discussed and to make sure that the County has been included in the latest legislation regarding the Expressway Authority.

reports - commissioner conner – district 3

doc stamp issue

Commr. Conner commented that he takes very seriously the responsibility the Board gave him regarding the doc stamp issue, and he related that he has contacted the Chairman of the School Board and had a meeting with former Senator Baker to learn more about the issue.  He indicated that he would be putting a lot of effort into it and would work with the School Board.

Commr. Campione suggested that he reach out to the Realtor Association.

reports – commissioner parks – district 2

minneola interchange

Commr. Parks expressed how impressed he was with the DOT Secretary and County staff regarding the fact that the Minneola Interchange is now an appropriation in the budget, and he commented that that would greatly impact the future economic development for the County.

Commr. Sullivan opined that this could change the County’s five-year projections as far as transportation, and the intermodal transportation centers would be a great opportunity for Lake County.

wellness way agenda

Commr. Parks commented that the agenda they presented to their legislators about Wellness Way was very well crafted, and the $1.2 million appropriation for the PD&E study looked good also.

Commr. Campione added that the fact that the County has invested in the sector plan and was doing its part in this was very well received by the legislators.  She recapped that Commr. Parks and Mr. T. J. Fish, MPO Executive Director, were going to follow up with Senator Andy Gardiner with regard to support of Wellness Way and the sector plan.


There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 11:10 a.m.



leslie campione, chairman