october 6, 2015

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, October 6, 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; and Welton G. Cadwell.  Commr. Leslie Campione was not present.  Others present were:  David Heath, 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 Susan Boyajan, Deputy Clerk.

INVOCATION and pledge

Reverend Karen Burris from Morrison United Methodist Church gave the Invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Agenda update

Mr. David Heath, County Manager, stated that he needed to make two changes to the agenda, which were an addition of Tab 32 as an addendum to the Consent Agenda recognizing the retirement of Dr. Mojock and to move the presentations of two proclamations on Tabs 3 and 4 immediately after the Employee Awards and the retirement ceremonies.

employee awards

Mr. Robert Anderson, Human Resources Director, related that they would recognize two employees who have reached significant milestones in their careers with Lake County as well as four employees who would be retiring.


Natali Bautista, Office Associate II

Public Works/Road Operations Division/Maintenance Area I (Leesburg)


Amy Elliot, Office Associate III

Community Services/Housing Services Division


19 YEARS:  Ronald Searcy, Sign & Striping Technician II, Public Works/Engineering Division/Traffic Operations (not present)

28 YEARS:  Yancey Peterson, Fire Lieutenant/EMT, Public Safety/Fire Rescue Division (not present).

retirement – 21 years

Mr. Jim Stivender, Public Works Director, presented a retirement award to Mr. Zbroslaw (Ross) Pluta, Engineer III, Public Works/Engineering Division/Survey & Design, and related that Mr. Pluta began his career with Lake County in February of 1994 after getting his degree in Poland.  He elaborated that Mr. Pluta had previously lived in New York after leaving Poland and became a United States citizen in 1991.  He pointed out that Mr. Pluta has been involved with almost every development review as an engineer for almost 22 years that he has been with the County, as well as being involved with designing sidewalks, stormwater systems, and roadwork over the years.  He mentioned that Mr. Pluta will be taking a long vacation to visit Poland after his retirement, and he congratulated Mr. Pluta on his retirement and his years with Lake County.

retirement – 22 years

Mr. Stivender also presented a retirement award to Mr. Gary Debo, Operations Compliance Coordinator, Public Works/Solid Waste Division, and he mentioned that Mr. Debo was an inspector on one of their landfill sites as a consultant before he began his career with Lake County in 1993.  He commented that Mr. Debo is their resident expert on such wide-ranging knowledge as permitting and DEP coordination, to the point that the Orlando DEP office contacts him for interpretation and advice.  He added that Mr. Debo has a history with the Solid Waste Division that no one else has and will be very hard to replace.  He noted that Mr. Debo’s patient and calm demeanor was instrumental in handling customer calls and complaints during the rollout of the new garbage collection system.  He related that Mr. Debo was looking forward to enjoying time with his family, and he congratulated Mr. Debo on his retirement.

presentation of proclamation to barbara lehman

On a motion by Commr. Sullivan, seconded by Commr. Cadwell and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved Proclamation No. 2015-101 to Ms. Barbara Lehman in appreciation for her commitment, dedication and leadership while serving in the capacity as the Chief Deputy Clerk , County Finance, Lake County Clerk of Courts.

Commr. Conner commented that Ms. Lehman is capable, competent, and thorough and helped the County save millions of dollars on their bond refinancing, noting that their bond underwriters and bond counsel opined that she was the best in the state.  He added that Ms. Lehman will be sorely missed, that her shoes will be impossible to fill, and that she is a woman of impeccable integrity.  He presented her with the proclamation.

Ms. Lehman commented that she has appreciated the cooperation that the Board and the County employees have given her all those years.

presentation of proclamation to sandy minkoff

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Parks and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved Proclamation No. 2015-102 to Mr. Sanford A. Minkoff in appreciation for his 20-years of service, commitment, dedication and leadership while serving in the capacity as the Lake County Attorney.

Commr. Conner related that he has known Mr. Minkoff for about 35 years and commented about his intelligence and integrity, noting that he was an outstanding attorney and exceptional person.  He mentioned that he had the honor of serving with Mr. Minkoff on the Tavares City Council in the early 1980’s, who had taught him a lot.  He recapped that Mr. Minkoff has served as Interim County Manager, and he opined that the organization is currently superior to the one that Mr. Minkoff had inherited at that time.  He thanked Mr. Minkoff for making the Commissioners’ job a lot easier and commented that he would be greatly missed.  He presented Mr. Minkoff with the proclamation, an employee service award, a Certificate of Retirement, and a clock engraved with Mr. Minkoff’s name in honor of his retirement.

presentation of florida native plant month proclamation

Mr. Jon Pospisil, a resident of Goldenrod and Chapter Representative of the Lake Beautyberry Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (the Society), commented that although the Society is very proud of the fact that for the past decade, the seat designated for the representative of a conservation organization for virtually every land management review of state lands has been filled by a dedicated and knowledgeable member of the Society, he believes their most important role was education.  He explained that they were trying to help people understand the various benefits of native plants in terms of water savings and other benefits to all of their birds, butterflies, and wildlife.  He opined that the County has not only amplified the Society’s voice by virtue of this proclamation, but he believes that future generations will thank them as well for an abundance of native plants 50 years from now.

Ms. Nadine Foley, a resident of Umatilla, thanked the Board very much for the proclamation that they have prepared for October as Native Plant Month, as well as the restoration efforts of the public lands and the efforts involved in making those wonderful natural areas available to the public.  She depicted the North Lake County Park as an example of an area containing almost exclusively native plants in its landscaping, and she mentioned that the park was now in its full glory with its beautiful plants.  She handed out the Lake Beautyberry Chapter newsletter to the Board so that they could see what kinds of things the organization does on a regular basis.

Ms. Lavon Silvernell, a resident of Astatula, commented that issuing this proclamation is an indication of the Board’s appreciation of native plants.  She presented a collection of signatures from individuals who attended last weekend’s Wings & Wildflowers Festival, and she opined that it was a wonderful event and a celebration of Lake County’s beauty.  She related that native plants are important to pollinators, and the birds and wildlife which help to make their lives more enjoyable and their planet more functional depend on native plants.  She commented that Lake County’s natural beauty helps to make it different than the Orlando area, and she presented a power point presentation entitled “Real Lake County, Real Native Plants” showing photographs of natural scenery and plant life throughout the county.

Commr. Conner presented Proclamation No. 2015-90 declaring October 2015 as Florida Native Plant Month approved at the September 15, 2015 BCC Meeting to members of the Lake Beautyberry Chapter, and he assured them that they have the Board’s continued support.

Commr. Parks thanked the Lake Beautyberry Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society for being present that day and for their great presentation.  He mentioned that he was acquainted with Ms. Foley from being a part of the PEAR Park Committee and that he was a member of the Florida Native Plant Society.  He opined that since there was so much beauty in native plants alone, the county could redo their landscapes throughout Lake County and all of Florida with native plants in a very aesthetically pleasing way.  He also mentioned that the group’s efforts matched the County’s slogan of “Real Florida, Real Close” as well as the County’s efforts to become more like the real Florida.

Commr. Sullivan suggested that everyone should go to PEAR Park or any of the numerous parks to see the reflection of the message of “Real Florida, Real Close.”

presentation of mediation week proclamation

Commr. Conner read aloud and presented Proclamation No. 2015-91 declaring October 11-17, 2015 as Mediation Week in Lake County to Chief Judge Don Briggs, Judge Terry Neal, Jo Dell Coning, Clark Berg, Jon Lin, and Todd Tuzzolino.

citizen question and comment period

Mr. James Lobb, a resident of Clermont, thanked the Board for improvements to the trails in the South Lake area this past year, such as shading and making them more user friendly, and for two projects in particular, which were the Green Mountain Overlook and the Ferndale Preserve, including addition of a native pine tree along the trail there which will provide tremendous shade and a beautiful ambiance in a few years.  He also thanked them for their ongoing cooperation towards future projects that the Board is working on in the Clermont area.

Mr. Vance Jochim, a writer of a blog regarding fiscal and governmental issues, expressed concern about the Inspector General Report of the audit of the fairgrounds contained in this week’s Clerk of Court’s consent agenda, which showed that there were not adequate controls over cash receipts to the point that the auditors could not determine whether all monies are accounted for properly, which he believed could lead to missing taxpayer funds.  He also stated he was concerned about the $6.5 million lawsuit settlement regarding fire fees, and he suggested that the County should hire a regulatory compliance person to review those things to avoid future lawsuits, as well as an employee to take over the comptrollership function as a cash manager to monitor and provide direction for all departments that collect money.  He opined that the Board should discuss these matters as a regular rather than a consent agenda item.


Mr. Neil Kelly, Clerk of Court, thanked Ms. Lehman for 24 years of service in the Clerk’s Office, and he commented that he feels privileged to have worked with her.  He also thanked Mr. Minkoff and his office for all of the legal work that he has done for the Clerk’s Office over the years.

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Sullivan and carried unanimously by a 4-0 vote, the Board approved the Clerk of Courts’ Consent Agenda, Items 1 through 8, 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.

Inspector General Reports

Request to acknowledge receipt of Inspector General Report BCC-135 Follow-Up Review of Audit of Probation Services and Inspector General Report BCC 136 Audit of Public Resources-Fairgrounds.

Ordinance from the City of Fruitland Park

Request to acknowledge receipt of copy of Ordinance 2015-013 from the City of Fruitland Park amending the boundaries of the City to include within the city limits approximately 4.5 acres of land generally located north of Miller Street (CR 466A) and west of Timbertop Lane, along with a transmittal letter of same dated September 14, 2015 stating that the City of Fruitland Park City Commission enacted the ordinance during a public hearing at its September 10, 2015 regular meeting.

Resolution from Greater Lakes-Sawgrass Bay CDD

Request to acknowledge receipt of copy of Resolution 2015-09 identifying the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 meeting schedule for the Greater Lakes-Sawgrass Bay Community Development District, in accordance with Section 189.015(1) Florida Statutes.

Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget from Arlington Ridge CDD

Request to acknowledge receipt of copy of the Fiscal Year 2015/2016 budget (the “Final Adopted Budget”) approved by the Board of Supervisors of the Arlington Ridge Community Development District, pursuant to Section 189.016(4), Florida Statutes.

Resolution from Arlington Ridge CDD

Request to acknowledge receipt of copy of Resolution 2015-14 amending the designated dates, time, and location for the regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors for the Arlington Ridge Community Development District for the Fiscal Year 2015/2016, in accordance with Section 189.015(1) of the Florida Statutes.

Final Adopted Budget for Village Center CDD for FY 2015-16

Request to acknowledge receipt of the final adopted budget for the Village Center Community Development District for Fiscal Year 2015/2016.

Ordinance from the City of Tavares

Request to acknowledge receipt of copy of Ordinance 2015-14 from the City of Tavares amending the boundaries of the City by annexing approximately 2.14 acres of non-contiguous properties consisting of three parcels of land generally located approximately 400 feet west of the intersection of Lane Park Road and Camp Road from County Agricultural to City C-2 (Highway Commercial), along with Annexation Notification of same.


Commr. Parks commented that he was happy that they were moving forward with the Wolf Branch Creek project, which was on the Consent Agenda, and he pointed out that this project exactly matches the Wekiva Basin Management Action Plan and is one of Lake County’s pollution load reduction efforts.  He added that this will provide approximately nine pounds per year of phosphorous and 66 pounds per year of nitrogen reduction, which was a significant reduction of pollutants.  He concluded that it was a good project for Lake County.

Commr. Conner mentioned that the Miracle Field and lights for four fields in East Lake Park are two projects that are being funded either totally or in part by the sales tax.  He encouraged everyone to learn about how the sales tax money is being used and opined that businesses look at things such as ball fields when deciding whether to locate in the county.

On a motion by Commr. Sullivan, seconded by Commr. Parks and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved the County Manager’s Consent Agenda, Tabs 6 through 28 and Tab 32 as follows:


Request for approval of Proclamation No. 2015-107 for Fire Prevention Week 2015:  October 4-10, 2015.  There is no fiscal impact.

Request for approval of Proclamation No. 2015-106 recognizing the retirement of Dr. Charles Mojock, President of Lake Sumter State College, per Commissioner Conner

Community Services

Request for authorization for the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners to renew for a one (1) year period the Agreement between Lake County and the Lake County School Board for continued funding to the Lake County Shared Services Network in the amount of $25,000.00 for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.  Funding will be taken from the Crime Prevention Fund established by the County pursuant to F.S. 775.083(2). The fiscal impact is $25,000.00 (Expense).

Request for approval and authorization for the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners to sign the contract between Lake County and the State of Florida Department of Health for operation of the Lake County Health Department. The contract is effective 10/01/15 through 9/30/16. The fiscal impact is $321,312.

Request for approval and authorization for the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners to approve the funding request for LifeStream Behavioral Center, Inc. for fiscal year 2015-2016. The fiscal impact is $973,987 and is fully funded by the General Fund (Expense).

Request for authorization for the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners to approve the funding request for the Lake County School Board's Career, Adult & Community Education Driver's Education Program - Behind the Wheel Training for fiscal year 2015-2016. The fiscal impact is $149,008 and is fully funded by the Traffic Education Trust Fund (Expense).

Community Safety and Compliance

Request for approval to accept Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant in the amount of $250,000 for 36 months and to authorize the County Manager to sign any subsequent documents. The fiscal impact is $250,000 revenue over 3-years.

County Attorney

Request for approval of Sixth Amendment to the lease between Lake County and Ali H. Jawad for lease space for the Tax Collector’s office in Clermont.  The fiscal impact for FY16 is $17,309.16 (payments for April through September 2016).

Request for approval of Purchase Agreements with Carolyn Stokes, James Stokes, and Henry Bass to acquire land for improved parking and future expansion of the Marion Baysinger Memorial Library in Groveland; and approval for Chairman to execute any necessary closing documents contingent upon completion of due diligence.  The fiscal impact is $120,400 plus minimal closing costs (Expenditure).  Commission District 1.

Request for approval of Resolution No. 2015-108 and 2015-109 (Parcel FP27/Pharmer and Parcel FP28/Myers) instituting Eminent Domain proceedings for acquisition of property for the CR 466A Road Project and approval to proceed with pre-suit negotiations offers.   The fiscal impact to be determined.

Facilities Development and Management

Request for approval of award of contracts under Request for Statements of Qualifications (RSQ) 15-0006 to Hanson Professional Services, Inc. (Maitland, Fl),  RTM Engineering Consultants, LLC (Winter Park, Fl), formerly known as Milan Engineering, Inc., and SGM Engineering, Inc.(Orlando, Fl) to provide on-call electrical & mechanical engineering services for the County.   Actual annual fiscal impact will be dependent upon needs.  Expenditures during the last year of contract were approximately $82,000 (Expenditure).

Fiscal and Administrative Services

Request for approval of payment of the aiSmartBench software invoice for software used to facilitate the paperless mandate from the Florida Supreme Court. The fiscal impact is $28,848.00 (expenditure).

Request for approval to (1) declare the items on the attached list surplus to County needs, (2) authorize the removal of all of the items on the attached list from the County’s official fixed asset inventory system records, and (3) authorize the Procurement Manager to execute any required title documents.

Request for approval of check request for payment of Florida Association of Counties membership dues for the period of November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016. The fiscal impact is $28,328.00.

Public Safety

Request for approval to purchase six (6) Lifepak CPR Monitor/Defibrillator units and related accessories. The fiscal impact is $162,821.40 (Expenditure).

Public Resources

Request for approval to use "out of session" operating hours for Cooper Memorial Library when classes are not in session at Lake-Sumter State College.  There is no fiscal impact.  Commission District 2.

Request for approval to award contract 16-0402 for Musco Lighting at the Sports Fields in East Lake Community Park to Prime Electric (Leesburg).  The currently available funding amounts to $427,149 as described in the background.  If additional funding becomes available, options in the contract can be exercised to include all fields at the park. Commission District 4.

Request for approval of contract 15-0220 for construction of the Miracle Field at Lake Idamere Park to Wagner 3 Ventures (Leesburg).   The fiscal impact is $567,055 (Expenditure). Grant funds in the amount of $200,000 are available to support the purchase. Commission District 3.

Request for approval of proposed branch library holiday related closings for calendar year 2016.   There is no fiscal impact.

Public Works

Request for approval to advertise for bids for the Wolf Branch Sink Drainage Improvement project, and request approval for the Chairman to execute the Lake County Water Authority Stormwater Grant Program Agreement for the project in the amount of $200,000.00.  The project has an estimated cost of $1,760,000.00 with funding coming from Stormwater MSTU Construction / Wolf Branch Sink Drainage Improvement Fund and the Lake County Water Authority Stormwater Grant. Tracking No. STR06010.  The fiscal impact is $1,760,000.00 ($1,560,000 Stormwater MSTU, $200,000 grant funded).  Commission District 4.

Request for approval of contract awards under Invitation to Bid (ITB) 15-0631 for the provision of various agriculture chemicals on an as-required basis to Crop Production Services (Mulberry, FL); FIS Outdoor (Minneola, FL); Helena Chemical Co. (Mt. Dora, FL); John Deere Landscapes (Cleveland, OH); Red River Specialties (Shreveport, LA); and Winfield Solutions (Apopka, FL), and authorize the Procurement Office to execute all supporting documentation.  The estimated annual fiscal impact is $49,000.00 (Expenditure), $5,000 of which is for Road Operations and $44,000 for Aquatic Plant Management & Mosquito Control.

Request for approval and signature of Resolution No. 2015-110 authorizing the reduction of the speed limit from 40 MPH to 35 MPH on Orange Street (4385) from SR 46 to Wolf Branch Rd, in the Sorrento area, Section 25, Township 19, Range 27.  There is no fiscal impact.  Commission District 4.

Request for approval of Resolution No. 2015-111 authorizing the installation of the "STOP" signs with “All Way” plaques on Scenic Vista Drive (0638H) at its intersection with Wishing Well Lane (0840K) in the Clermont area, Section 13, Township 23, Range 25.  There is no fiscal impact.  Commissioner District 1.

Request for approval of Resolution No. 2015-112 authorizing the installation of the "STOP" signs with “All Way” plaques on CR 561/ 12th Street (0634) at its intersection with West Minnehaha Avenue, City of Clermont street, in the Clermont area, Section 26, Township 22, Range 25.  There is no fiscal impact.  Commissioner District 2.

presentation – lake water levels update

Mr. Mike Perry, Executive Director of the Lake County Water Authority, recapped that he has an opportunity to formally come before the Board every six months or so to discuss lake levels and any other issues that might be related to the lakes, and he handed out a copy of backup information regarding his presentation.  He explained that Lake Apopka is primarily controlled by the Apopka Beauclair Lock and Dam; the middle lakes, which include Lake Harris, Lake Dora, and Lake Eustis, are all controlled through the Burrell Lock and Dam structure; and Lake Griffin is primarily controlled by the Moss Bluff structure.  He presented a graph depicting lake levels, rainfall, and discharge from the Burrell Lock and Dam, including maximum and minimum desirable elevations, for Lake Apopka.  He pointed out that because there was significant rainfall in November of last year which brought the middle lakes above regulatory level, although the lakes were well below regulatory level before that time, the District was able to start a minimum flow release through the Burrell structure at that time, which was very positive.  He added, however, that the rainfall amounts dropped off as the summer wore on, and the lakes started to decline until the middle of the summer when the rainfall returned and caused the lake level to return above the regulatory schedule and towards the maximum desirable elevation rates.  He related that the District has been operating the Burrell structure intermittently to try to make sure that the lake does not exceed the maximum desirable level, and in some cases there has been as much as 1,000 cubic feet per second moving out of that structure.  He commented that the good news is that the rains have occurred, and the lakes have responded to the point that there is actually flow moving through that system.

Mr. Perry pointed out that there was a similar story in Lake Griffin with the exception that the lake seemed to be able to maintain the regulatory schedule throughout the summer and did not have the same dip in levels as the middle lakes did.  He elaborated that there was a period recently of significant rainfall to the point that the District operated and discharged 2,000 cubic feet per second from the Moss Bluff structure in order to move a lot of water out of that system.  He related that Lake Apopka, however, fell below minimum desirable levels towards the middle of the summer, although the lake responded to that November rainfall period and has approached the regulatory level as of a couple of weeks ago.  He reported that the District had not released water through the Apopka-Beauclair canal since April 27, 2012 until two weeks ago, and they were treating every drop of water that comes out of Lake Apopka before it gets downstream.  He emphasized that although it has seemed like the county has received a great deal of rain, the levels were still currently slightly below average.  He mentioned that they use six different rain gauges throughout the county to get a feel for rainfall in those different regions, and that rain really varies throughout the years, with significantly below average levels in the Esmeralda Marsh area in the northern part of the County for quite some time and a lot more rain to the south in the last 12 month-period than there has been in the northern part of the county.

Mr. Perry related that it has been a positive story in the Clermont Chain as well, and the lake is currently a little more than 2.4 feet higher this year than it was last year, which he noted was due to rainfall.  He recapped that there was significant drought in the 2001-2002 timeframe followed by record rainfall, and he mentioned that the lakes were currently about the same level as they were in the 1940’s and 1950’s.  He noted that although there were two parts of the county that were dealing with lake levels that were too high due to being built on low elevations, which were Emerald Lakes and Timber Village Mobile Home Parks, he opined that everyone else seemed to be satisfied with where the lake levels currently were with the exception of these two mobile home communities; and he pointed out that both of those communities were built by the same developer.  He praised the County staff for doing an incredible job putting together the Wings & Wildflowers Festival, which he stated was a worthwhile and fruitful venture that brought people from out of town as well as local residents, and mentioned that the Water Authority was present for all three days of the festival.  He also commented that they had previously discussed funding or co-funding the Wolf Branch stormwater project and noted that the Water Authority has budgeted up to $1 million for stormwater projects.  He suggested that the Board direct County staff to apply for more stormwater money from the Water Authority for the Wolf Branch project.

Commr. Parks thanked him for their portion of funding for the Wolf Branch Creek project, and he mentioned that some of the cities are receiving Water Authority funding for some good projects.

Mr. Perry announced that the Water Authority is about to move into their new office, and its staff has planted over 50 trees and 120 shrubs and small flowers that were all native plants in the last couple of weeks around the grounds of the new office.  He related that they will probably plan an open house after they get moved in.

Commr. Cadwell commented that the new Water Authority building looks great and fits in well with Hickory Point Park.  He asked if they had any trouble with their equipment used to release water from the dams after not using it for three years.

Mr. Perry responded that they had continually tried to exercise the equipment to make sure it was ready when needed, but the impurities such as clay from the alum settled in the bottom of the tanks and clogged the lines, necessitating the Water Authority having to spend a day or two flushing those lines. However, he noted that it has been working well since then.

Commr. Parks thanked Mr. Perry for participating and being a valuable member of the South Lake Regional Water Initiative, and he appreciated the coordination they had.  He mentioned that the penny sales tax also helped make the Wolf Branch Creek project possible, which will improve the water quality in Lake County.

other business

appointment to the water safety advisory committee

Commr. Parks commented that they had discussed the importance to Lake County of doing all they could to promote education and water safety in swimming pools as well as in all of their lakes, and he mentioned that there was a drowning recently in South Lake County.

On a motion by Commr. Parks, seconded by Commr. Cadwell and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved the appointments of the following members to the Water Safety Advisory Committee for a two-year term ending October 6, 1017:  Stephanie Luke (public education representative), Stephanie Daugherty (Department of Health representative), Joelle Aboytes (Department of Children and Families representative), Mike Hilliard (Lake Emergency Medical Services representative), and Ginny Harrison (swim instruction representative); as well as Council Member Timothy Bates (municipal representative) to serve an annual rotation ending October 6, 2016 between cities with pool facilities.

appointment to library advisory board

On a motion by Commr. Sullivan, seconded by Commr. Cadwell and carried unanimously by a vote of 4-0, the Board approved the appointment of Ms. Leslie Temmen as a Town of Montverde Representative to the Library Advisory Board to complete an unexpired term ending February 28, 2019.

reports – commissioner cadwell – district 5

event at the havens for domestic violence awareness month

Commr. Cadwell announced that he was planning to attend a function that will be held at The Havens that Saturday morning, October 10, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

wings & wildflowers festival

Commr. Cadwell related that he had attended the Wings & Wildflowers Festival last weekend, and he commented that he was impressed by the energy and excitement of the volunteers and staff who were working at the event on their own time.

discount toll program for school buses

Commr. Cadwell reported that there was a discount program for school buses for the seven-county region on the CFX meeting agenda that would give the school districts a 99 percent discount of tolls for transportation for athletic events, which he believed would be helpful especially in the south part of the county.


There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:07 a.m.



jimmy conner, chairman