june 23, 2015

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 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:  Jimmy Conner, Chairman; Sean Parks, Vice Chairman; Timothy I. Sullivan; Leslie Campione; and Welton G. Cadwell.  Others present were:  David Heath, County Manager; Sanford A. “Sandy” Minkoff, County Attorney; Wendy Taylor, Executive Office Manager; Neil Kelly, Clerk of Court; Barbara F. Lehman, Chief Deputy Clerk, County Finance; and Susan Boyajan, Deputy Clerk.

INVOCATION and pledge

Commr. Conner asked that everyone’s thoughts and prayers be with the community in Charleston County, South Carolina.

Pastor Douglas Dykstra from the Adventure Christian Church gave the Invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Agenda update

Mr. David Heath, County Manager, stated that he has pulled Tab 11, which is regarding the partnership with Tavares for the lights for Woodlea Field, since the City of Tavares is still reviewing the agreement.  He added that he expects this to be on a future Board agenda when the City signs off on it.


On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Sullivan, and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Minutes of May 19, 2015 (Regular Meeting) as presented.

citizen question and comment period

No one wished to address the Board at this time.


On a motion by Commr. Campione, seconded by Commr. Sullivan and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Clerk of Courts’ Consent Agenda, Items 1 through 7, 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.

Greater Lakes/Sawgrass Bay CDD Proposed Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget

Request to acknowledge receipt of copy of Proposed Fiscal Year 2015/2016 Budget for Greater Lakes/Sawgrass Bay Community Development District.  The public hearing for the Proposed Budget has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at the Cagan Crossings County Library, located at 16729 Cagan Oaks, Clermont, Florida 34714.  Transmittal of the Proposed Budget is being made for the purposes of disclosure and information, in accordance with the requirement set forth in Section 190.008(b), Florida Statutes, and posting on the Website of Lake County (at least two days prior to the public hearing) pursuant to Section 189.016, Florida Statutes.

Ordinances from the City of Clermont

Request to acknowledge receipt from the City of Clermont of the following Ordinances which annex a parcel of land, in accordance with the Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement dated December 2, 2014, into the city limits of Clermont.  These Ordinances were adopted by the Clermont City Council on May 12, 2015.


                        Ordinance 2015-41

                        Ordinance 2015-44

                        Ordinance 2015-47

                        Ordinance 2015-50

                        Ordinance 2015-53


Pine Island CDD Proposed Budget for FY 2016

Request to acknowledge receipt of Pine Island Community Development District’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2016, in accordance with Section 190.008 (2)(b), Florida Statutes.

Inspector General Report BCC-131

Request to acknowledge receipt of Inspector General Report BCC-131, Audit of Agricultural Extension Center Operations.

Before the Florida Public Service Commission

Request to acknowledge receipt of copy of the following documents from Before the Florida Public Service Commission:

Consummating Orders for approval of the amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Lake County by Harbor Waterworks, Inc., Lakeside Waterworks, Inc., Lake Idlewild Utility Company, Raintree Waterworks, Inc., and Brendenwood Waterworks, Inc.; as well as Consummating Order and Notice of Proposed Agency Action Order Approving Settlement Proposal for possible overearning by Southlake Utilities, Inc. in Lake County.

Cascades at Groveland CDD Proposed Budget for FY 2015-16

Request to acknowledge receipt of Fiscal Year 2015-2016 proposed budget from the Cascades at Groveland Community Development District in accordance with Section 190.008(b), Florida Statutes, along with cover letter dated June 4, 2015 stating that the public hearing for this proposed budget has been scheduled for August 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shea Homes Construction Office at 749 Wilson Lake Parkway, Groveland.


On a motion by Commr. Campione, seconded by Commr. Parks and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the County Manager’s Consent Agenda, Tabs 3 through 17, pulling Tab 11, as follows:


Request for approval for Chairman and Commissioners to declare and sign Proclamation No. 2015-60 designating July 2015 as Park and Recreation Month.

Community Safety and Compliance

Request for approval to advertise an ordinance creating a Water Safety Advisory Committee to provide recommendations to facilitate water safety and drowning prevention.  There will be minimal fiscal impact.

County Attorney

Request for approval of the Mediated Settlement Agreement between Lake County and Rieker Duley Construction Company and approval of Budget Transfer (BUA 2015-09.254) moving funds from Sales Tax Reserves to the Historic Courthouse project.  The fiscal impact is $67,500.00 (Expenditure).

Request for approval of Interlocal Agreement between Lake County and the Town of Lady Lake regarding Building Permits and Inspections for The Villages.  There is no fiscal impact.

Request for approval of Resolution No. 2015-61 and Escrow Deposit Agreement for the Series 2015B Bonds; and authorizing the Chairman and County Manager to execute any necessary documents to effectuate such refunding.   Due to current market conditions the fiscal impact and net present value debt service savings cannot be determined at this time.

Request for approval to advertise a proposed Ordinance dissolving the Plaza Collina Community Development District (CDD). There is no fiscal impact.

Facilities Development and Management

Request for approval to award contracts under Invitation to Bid 15-0213 to International Restaurant Distributors Inc. (Apopka) and Southeastern Laundry Equipment (Marietta, GA) for provision and installation of ovens, a washer, and a dryer at the Lake County Detention Center; approve the associated Budget Transfer (BUA 2015-09.34); and authorize Procurement Services to execute all implementing documentation.  The fiscal impact is $69,594.21 (Expenditure).

Human Resources

Request for approval of the County’s updates to Section 125 Flexible Spending Account document allowing the Carryover Provision which allows participants to carry-over $500 of prior plan year funds into the new plan year; approve the increase per employee FSA contribution to $2,550.00; and approve termination of the Grace Period Provision. There is no fiscal impact.

Public Resources

Request for approval and signature of Amendment to Agreement between Lake County and Baker & Taylor, Inc. N/K/A Baker & Taylor, LLC for Book Leasing Services. The fiscal impact is $28,980 Expenditure (County = $14,490; Municipalities = $14,490).

Public Safety

Request for approval of the Interlocal Agreements regarding the Lake County E9-1-1 System and inclusion of the agreements in the transmittal of the County E9-1-1 Communications Plan update to the State of Florida.  There is no fiscal impact.

Public Works

Request for approval and signature of Resolution No. 2015-62 to advertise Public Hearing to vacate a portion of platted and unimproved right of way for Reeve St. and Pine Ave. shown on the Plats of Sorrento (PB 1, Pg. 32 & PB 1, Pg. 58), in the Sorrento area.  There is no fiscal impact.  Commission District 4.

Request for approval for Chairman’s signature on the Traffic Signal Maintenance Agreement and Compensation with the Florida Department Of Transportation (FDOT).  The FDOT Agreement will be effective beginning from July 1, 2015.  FDOT is increasing compensation for maintenance of Traffic Signals, Intersection Control Beacons, Pedestrian Flashing Beacons and Traffic Warning Beacons located on FDOT roads.  The fiscal impact is $118,104.00 (Revenue).

Request for approval of Resolution No. 2015-63 authorizing the installation of "STOP" signs with "ALL WAY" plaques on Thomas Avenue (5108) at its intersection with Tally Road (5109) in the Leesburg area.  There is no fiscal impact.  Commission District 1, Section 15, Township 19, Range 24.

Request for authorization to accept a performance bond in the amount of $146,871.67 associated with Right of Way Utilization Permit #6388 and Commercial/Subdivision Driveway Connection Permit #53053, for the Cypress Oaks subdivision in the City of Groveland.  The subject turn lanes and driveway connection will be located along CR 565A, just north of Battle Ground Lake Road, in the City of Clermont.   There is no fiscal impact.  Commission District 1.

public hearings:  rezonings

rezoning consent agenda

Mr. Chris Schmidt, Planning and Community Design Manager, Economic Growth Department, submitted the advertisements for that day’s rezoning public hearings on the overhead monitor.  He stated that Items 1 and 2 on the Consent Agenda were approved by the Planning and Zoning Board on June 3 and relayed staff’s recommendation for the Board to approve the Consent Agenda, Tabs 1 and 2.

The Chairman opened the public hearing.

There being no one who wished to address the Board regarding the Rezoning Consent Agenda, the Chairman closed the public hearing.

On a motion by Commr. Parks, seconded by Commr. Campione and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the Rezoning Consent Agenda, as follows:

Tab 1.  Ordinance No. 2015-18

Rezoning Case #FLU-2015-01-2

Senninger Irrigation, Inc., FLUM Amendment/Economic Growth Dept.

Proposed small-scale amendment to change from the Regional Office Future Land Use to the Regional Commercial Future Land Use on the parcel described as Alternate Key #1118204, which consists of approximately 10 acres.


Tab 2.  Ordinance No. 2015-19

Rezoning Case No. RZ-15-9-2

Senninger Irrigation

Request to rezone property from Planned Industrial (MP) to Planned Commercial (CP) to allow all CP commercial uses except for Adult Uses and Marina.


county attorney

appointments to the vab

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Campione and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board appointed Commr. Parks and Commr. Sullivan to serve as County Commission members and Mr. Richard Riker to serve as the citizen member to the VAB (Value Adjustment Board).

Commr. Conner mentioned that the School Board would be making their own appointments consisting of one School Board member and one citizen member to the VAB.

economic growth

placement of gateway signage

Mr. Robert Chandler, Director of Economic Growth, stated that he would give a presentation regarding gateway signage, which was an issue that was brought up at one of the workshops, and they wanted to give the Board an update on the results of their research regarding this matter and get some direction from the Board.  He listed some of the benefits of gateway signage, including corridor beautification, branding of the community, place making, community pride, enhancement of marketing efforts, creation of an inviting atmosphere and positive first impression for visitors, and enrichment of visitor experience.  He related that they have looked at potential entry point locations coming into Lake County and presented a ranking of the top 12 of those entry points by average daily trips, with the top five being SR 192 coming from Orange County at 43,500 trips, SR 50 at Orange County at 43,500, US Hwy 27 at Polk County at 41,000, US Hwy 441 at Orange County, and US Hwy 441 at Marion County.  He added that other potential entry points would be the New Wekiva Parkway Interchange at SR 46, the new Minneola Turnpike Interchange, and two other Turnpike interchanges.  He showed illustrations of some existing gateway signs within Lake County for the County as well as municipalities and some visuals of small, medium, and large signs from other regions to get an idea of the size and scale options for some possible signs.  He specified that the small signs would cost about $2,000 to $5,000 per sign, medium signs would cost $5,000 to $15,000 each, and large would cost between $15,000 to $30,000 for each sign.  He pointed out some of the logistical considerations for the signs, such as land development regulations, right of way, opportunity for partnership within municipal boundaries, ownership of land, and pacing of the signs.  He related that the next steps would be to receive direction from the Board about whether the Commissioners were interested in moving forward with gateway signage and were in agreement with the locations identified by staff; for staff to do an analysis to prioritize the locations, look at the logistical considerations for each of those locations, and identify funding; report those findings back to the Board; and then issue an RFP for the sign company to design, develop, and install the signs.  He requested approval to begin analyzing the feasibility and costs of gateway signage, looking at the five highest locations identified earlier in terms of daily trips as a pilot program.

Commr. Campione suggested that they look at some locations that encapsulate the theme of “Real Florida, Real Close,” such as in Astor, the Wekiva Parkway in the Wekiva Protection Area, and the Green Swamp.  She opined that the gateway signage is a wonderful thing for Lake County to be doing, and she expressed her desire to use a local company for the procurement of the signage.

Commr. Parks pointed out that the location of SR 192 in Orange County is in the same area as US 27 in Polk County.

Mr. Chandler suggested that they could potentially put a sign at US 27 north of SR 192 to encapsulate both of those and agreed that those locations are very close to each other.

Commr. Parks indicated that he wanted to move forward with this program and agreed that they could look at other spots for the signs as Commr. Campione suggested, using smaller signs.

Commr. Sullivan noted that there were a lot of sign businesses in Lake County, and he was hoping to get a positive response.  He asked that they also look at Hwy 44 coming into Leesburg from Sumter County.  He commented that he expected that this will be a multi-year project that is done as funds become available, and he believed this will help put Lake County on the map and in people’s minds.

Commr. Cadwell stated that while he agreed that pure traffic count numbers are important, he believes this will be a greeting and a subliminal message for someone who crosses at those signs, and traffic counts may not be solely what they base their decision on.  He specified that it was just as important to give a good impression of Lake County to people who are traveling on SR 40 through Astor, and there will be different focus points as the Wekiva Parkway is finished.  He asked Mr. Heath to fund this across several different sources such as Tourist Development funds when he starts looking at funding.

Mr. Heath explained that he would have staff analyze each of the identified areas for both neighborhood and retail identification purposes, design a plan, identify an appropriate sign for the nature of that area, determine the constraints associated with that, figure the cost, and identify a funding source.  He added that he would bring it back to the Board after that was done.

Commr. Parks asked whether they would coordinate with the cities on this.

Mr. Heath responded that annexation patterns of the municipal limits may be an issue, but there may be an opportunity to form a partnership.

Commr. Cadwell commented that he wanted the feel of the signs to be consistent throughout the county no matter where it was.

Commr. Campione added that a sign made of stone and wood which depicts a rural feeling would fit the “Real Florida, Real Close” theme as opposed to a sign that was very colorful, and she commented that landscaping in those areas would also be important, such as the use of Florida wildflowers.  She added that they might be able to launch a community effort for litter cleanup during the installation of the signs.

Commr. Conner stated that he agreed that the same message is important, with the message being broader as opposed to many different messages.  He also indicated that he did not want to spend an enormous amount of money on signs and suggested that they try to find someone from the public who would donate the signs as a contribution or tax deduction benefit.

Commr. Sullivan pointed out that the County has some talented staff that could come up with a design to hold down those costs.

On a motion by Commr. Parks, seconded by Commr. Sullivan and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the request for staff to begin analyzing the feasibility of gateway signage at the five staff-recommended locations of SR 192 at Orange County, SR 50 at Orange County, US 27 at Polk County, US 441 at Orange County, and US 441 at Marion County, as well as two locations suggested by the Board, which were SR 40 in Astor and SR 44 into Leesburg from Sumter County.

budget work session – fire assessment study by tindale-oliver

Mr. Steve Koontz, Director of Fiscal and Administrative Services, related that the purpose of this presentation is to provide the Board with the results of the Fire Assessment Study, which was done by Tindale Oliver and Associates.  He explained that the Fire Assessment is used to fund fire protection services such as fire suppression, fire prevention, building inspections, and first response medical services or basic life support (BLS); and he pointed out that this assessment cannot fund ALS (advanced life support) services.  He elaborated that the Fire Assessment Study looks at the utilization of fire services in five land use categories, and the assessment rates are calculated based on the allocation of resources and the budget.

Mr. Steve Tindale of Tindale Oliver recapped that the County did their last full update in 2011 using 2008 to 2010 data and have done two interim updates in 2013 and 2014.  He reported that the conclusions of the study are that the relationship between the ALS and the non-ALS calls are very stable, and there has been an increase in the allowable budget that the Board can assess.  He noted that the key change was in the incident and distribution of the resources that has an effect on who pays how much, but the amount of property units by land use has been very stable, since they were currently not in a huge growth mode.  He further explained that there has been a proposed increased rate on the nonresidential, which was the largest change that they would be presenting.  He reported the calculation components of their study, including the distribution of their incidents and resources by land use, making sure they do not mix the ALS and the non-ALS; the allowable assessable budget; the property units by land use; and the calculated rates for the five different land uses.  He related that there has been a shift from residential to non-residential, and the allowable budget that they could assess for fire has gone up, including an allowable 8 percent increase for residential and a range of 15 to 68 percent for other uses, which is significant.  He recapped that the data for 2008-2010 shows that the County was at a ratio of 80-20 for non-ALS vs. ALS calls at that time and that the ratio has stayed stable since that time, which means that they do not have to deal with the redistribution because of the types of calls.

Mr. Tindale presented a chart showing that the total resources for residential dropped from 87 to 84 percent since 2010, which was a three percent change for that large group, and he pointed out that although the hotel/motel and commercial uses stayed fairly constant, the institutional uses absorbed a lot of that by increasing from 4.7 percent to 7.1 percent, which resulted in a 51 percent change of that small resource use.  He reported that the allowable budget that they could assess over this time period has changed as far as resources they have identified up to 13 percent, and he presented a summary of the percent change, noting that if they went to the full assessable budget, although the residential uses went down in terms of distribution, they could actually increase the residential fee in terms of meeting the new total assessable budget, since the allowable budget has increased.  He emphasized that the institutional numbers reflect a difference resulting from both a combination of increase of budget and allocation, resulting in a very dramatic increase of change, even though there had been a slight increase in the number of units they would bill which would tend to reduce it, but the allocation increases the allowable fee.  He also mentioned that the chart shows the calculated dollar values associated with the potential changes.  He summarized that there was a slight decrease in the proposed residential land use rate and an increase for all other land uses, with the highest increase in institutional; however, he assured the Board that they have seen that the increase in institutional was common with their other clients as well.

Mr. Koontz recapped that the Board has set the Fire Assessment rates at less than the maximum in previous years to be conservative in order to ensure that the funding was not used for ALS services, to avoid potential for legal challenges, and because there was also MSTU funding available to fund the Fire Rescue budget.  He relayed the staff analysis which noted that the maximum rates significantly increase the fire assessment fees in all land use categories from 8 percent for residential to 67 percent for institutional and that the maximum rates included about $1 million extra for capital needs in the assessable budget calculation.  He pointed out that the Fire Assessment rates are proposed at less than the maximum at a level that would meet the FY 2016 status quo operating budget, and they have reduced the amount of the assessable budget to match the 2015 revenues for this year; however, they are considering including that in the infrastructure sales tax for next year to address the capital needs that they included in the assessable budget.  He explained that the main changes that are being proposed to the Fire Assessment rates are those due to the utilization of fire services by land use category.  He pointed out the changes in resources on the previously presented chart from residential to institutional and the fact that institutional went up 51 percent, which will greatly impact those rates, as well as the decrease of 3 percent in residential, which will result in a slight decrease to the residential rates.  He presented a chart of the calculated rate schedule that was based on keeping a status quo budget that would bring in the same amount of revenues as 2015 and looking at capital needs with the infrastructure sales tax, noting that the residential rate will go from $181 to $175 and the hotel-motel rate from $44 to $48 per unit; also, there is a 4 percent increase for commercial, 15 percent increase for industrial-warehouse, and a 50 percent rate increase for institutional.

Mr. Koontz explained that the institutional category includes those tax parcels designated as “Institutional” by the Department of Revenue (DOR) and as assigned by the Property Appraiser, such as assisted living facilities, hospitals, government properties, and religious institutions, and he specified that there were approximately 820 intuitional properties within the assessed areas, including 230 institutional organizations that have a tax exempt status under Chapter 196 through the Property Appraiser and DOR, making them eligible for a discounted Fire Assessment.  He recapped that the annual rate resolution which comes to the Board every year for these tax-exempt properties includes and specifies a discount rate of about 50 percent, and the balance of those fees comes from the general fund.  He commented that the institutional rate would be going up significantly, even with the discounted rate from 2015 to 2016 based on the changes and utilization of fire services.  He noted that if the Board wanted to keep those fees about the same as 2015 for those tax-exempt properties, the discount would need to be changed from 50 percent to 64 percent, which would impact the general fund by an additional $94,420.  He mentioned that 100 percent of the fire assessment for government properties are paid by the general fund, many of which were County buildings, and that assessment will go up from about $312,000 to $448,000 next year.  He added that the tax exempt property assessment will go from $208,000 to $302,000, which will result in an impact to the general fund from the change in the utilization of services, and he presented a chart showing that the total general fund impact will go from $520,562 in FY 2015 to $846,123 in FY 2016.  He related that he would bring back the initial Fire Assessment Resolution with the updated assessment rates to the Board on July 21, and the public hearing for that would be September 15.  He requested that the Board accept the Tindale-Oliver & Associates Fire Assessment Study.

Commr. Campione expressed concern about wildfire threats and clarified that this assessment is only on improved property.  She asked how they would technically fund the resources that go into it and whether it is a separate line item.

Mr. Koontz pointed out that the County also had the MSTU on basically all properties in the unincorporated area.

Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney, elaborated that there was previously a belief that it would be difficult to assess vacant properties for this assessment.  He reported that the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion authorizing assessment on vacant land two years ago, but their study has not done the kind of analysis that would be necessary to impose it.  He suggested that they could study this next year to look at vacant lands if the Board wanted to do that.

Commr. Campione opined that it would make sense to include vacant land, especially in the event of a large disaster, since those properties were getting the benefit of the full fire protection.

Mr. Minkoff added that it would add a sixth land use category to the current five categories, and they would then reallocate the current budget among six as opposed to five.

Commr. Campione pointed out that they do not break down the institutional uses according to the type of use in the sense that some would use more of the resources than others, such as an assisted living facility as opposed to a church.  She asked if other areas were doing that and whether that was legal and allowable.

Mr. Tindale responded that the biggest issue they have found when the institutional use category was broken down was quadrupling of fees after a major event.  He suggested that they do that carefully to avoid creating smaller groups of uses that will have some real volatility in the rates, and they would have to have the data collected for that sub-group in order to do that.  He mentioned that the current groups are fairly stable.

Commr. Conner opined that he agreed that breaking the group up would result in a fairer fee, although there would be more volatility, and he mentioned that there were a lot of calls for service from assisted living faculties.  He commented that they want the people receiving the service to be the ones to pay for it.

Commr. Cadwell asked for staff to give the Board a breakdown of the 820 institutional properties before the public hearing in September.

Mr. Koontz asked if he wanted that broken down by those that are tax exempt and those that are not, and he pointed out that the ones that are not tax exempt are seeing a 50 percent increase in their rate to reflect the increase in services that are going to them.

Mr. Minkoff commented that it will be extremely difficult to do that type of breakdown this year because of an absence of that type of data currently, but they could do that next year by taking that approach to next year’s assessment study by figuring out the calls for each one of those land uses in order to do that breakout.

Mr. Koontz assured the Board that if the Board decides on July 21 that they wanted to move forward with it, they could put things in place to track those calls and that information to have for when they do the study next year and set up a subcategory or an additional land use category.

Commr. Cadwell asked for at least information regarding how many retirement or assisted living facilities that fall under the category.

Mr. Koontz assured him that he will provide that information to the Board on July 21.

Commr. Campione clarified that this assessment was directly linked to providing a specific level of service and pointed out that they do not know to what extent they would need to make some changes until they get the ISO information back, which she believed would be linked more to residential uses.  She expressed concern about decreasing the residential rates from $181 to $175, noting that they are only charging 85 percent of what they could charge.

Mr. Koontz responded that all the rest of the land uses would show significant increases if they were to keep residential at $181, which was the only consequence to that.

Commr. Campione opined that using infrastructure sales tax money for capital purposes was a responsible and wise use of that money and would also decrease the burden for property owners, because sales tax was a broad-based tax.

Mr. Heath elaborated that they were proposing to utilize $900,000 next year for fire trucks out of the infrastructure sales tax.  He also mentioned that the ISO has been unresponsive to their inquiries.

Commr. Campione commented that they know where their deficiencies are, and at some point they need to proceed based on what they know already if they do not have that information back to them, although ISO information is important to homeowners in order to demonstrate how to get their homeowners insurance down and to save them money.

Commr. Cadwell clarified that the Board will have a level of service discussion regarding fire service between now and the next budget year.

On a motion by Commr. Sullivan, seconded by Commr. Parks and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board moved for the acceptance of the Fire Assessment Study by Tindale-Oliver.

reports – commissioner parks – vice-chairman and district 2

school board workshop regarding impact fee study

Commr. Parks reported that he attended the School Board workshop as official liaison to the CFAC (Capital Facilities Advisory Committee) on Monday, June 22, regarding the draft report of the Lake County Educational Facilities Impact Fee Update Study that was done by Tindale Oliver.  He elaborated that the CFAC will make a recommendation to the Board after some updates are made to the study, and then this issue will come before the Board in July.


veterans memorial

Commr. Conner related that he has been asked and has asked Mr. David Heath, County Manager, to put $25,000 in the budget for the local veterans memorial, which he clarified was an additional request from previous requests.



There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:05 a.m.



jimmy conner, chairman