May 3, 2016

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 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:  Sean Parks, Chairman; Welton G. Cadwell, Vice Chairman; Timothy I. Sullivan; Jimmy Conner; and Leslie Campione.  Others present were:  Bill Veach, Deputy County Manager; Melanie Marsh, County Attorney; Wendy Taylor, Executive Office Manager, County Manager’s Office; Neil Kelly, Clerk of Court; Kristy Mullane, Chief Deputy Clerk, County Finance; and Angela Harrold, Deputy Clerk.

INVOCATION and pledge

Pastor Isaac Deas of Tavares gave the Invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Agenda update

Mr. Bill Veach, Deputy County Manager, stated there were no updates to the agenda.


On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Sullivan, and carried unanimously by a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Minutes of March 15, 2016 (Regular Meeting) as presented.

employee awards

Mr. Robert Anderson, Human Resources Director, recognized employees who have reached significant milestones in their career with Lake County, as follows:


Gary Earl, Support Services Manager

Public Resources/Library Services Division



Anthony Bresciani, Firefighter/EMT (not present)

Public Safety/Fire Rescue Division


Rebecca Foley-Kearney, Children & Elder Services Coordinator

Community Services/Health & Human Services


John Yang, Telecommunications Service Specialist

Information Technology/Telecommunications Division



Jose Bermudez Sanchez, Assistant Veterans Service Officer

Community Services/Health & Human Services/Veterans Services


Mark Peck, Maintenance Technician II

Facilities & Fleet Management/Facilities Management Division



Norman Hurlburt, Energy Management Supervisor

Facilities & Fleet Management/Facilities Management Division/Energy Management



James Bridgewater, Biological Associate

Public Works/Environmental Services Division/Aquatic Plant Management


Mr. Bill Veach, Deputy County Manager, presented a retirement award to Ms. Grace Watson, Office Associate III, who was retiring after 14 years of service.  He explained that Ms. Watson always strove to give quality customer service and to make a good first impression to anyone visiting the administrative building.  He elaborated that she held many administrative positions in the County Manager’s office as well as the Board of County Commissioner’s offices.  He stated that she was also involved in overseeing Lake County’s 26 volunteer boards and committees, which involved soliciting applicants and serving other various capacities.  He added that Ms. Watson was recently honored by the United States Marine Corps for her dedication to the annual Toys for Tots Campaign.

Ms. Dottie Keedy, Community Services Director, presented a retirement award to Mr. Thomas Osebold who was retiring after 28 years of service.  She stated that he had been the Veterans Service Officer since 1999 and described his military service background prior to being employed by the County. She explained that because of his military background, Mr. Osebold had been consistently recognized throughout his Veterans Services Officer career by both the public and elected officials for his knowledge and efficiency in processing and tracking the pension and disability claims for Lake County veterans.  She stated that he was regularly commended for the compassion, patience and dedication he provided to the County’s veterans.

citizen question and comment period

Mr. Bob Albers, a resident of Astor and owner of Laura’s Storage and Flea Market, spoke to the Board about his experience while attempting to comply with code and zoning changes.  He stated that he was over 2 days on a 120 day minimum to be in compliance with code, which he was given during a zoning hearing.  He elaborated that he tried to receive a grace period for the two days but was denied and told he needed to start the process over, which included paying additional fees.  He opined that the 120 day time frame was not sufficient for the amount of work and contracting that needed to be completed. He mentioned that he contacted several County offices, including Commissioner Campione’s office, to try and resolve the matter but felt no one was able to help, and he expressed frustration.

Commr. Campione stated that she was aware of the issue and contacted the County Attorney’s office to explore resolving the matter by granting a waiver, but the ordinance does not provide for them.  She stated that there could be a modification to the ordinance, but it would take the same length of time to complete as restarting the permit application process.  She suggested having Mr. Albers return to a zoning hearing to avoid incurring the additional cost of restarting.

Ms. Melanie Marsh, County Attorney, stated that the specific ordinance had a very strict timeframe with no leeway and does not allow for grace periods. She mentioned that the County Manager, however, could issue a waiver to Mr. Albers covering the additional cost of the second permit application.

Commr. Conner opined that the Board should be able to waive the two days and then have revisions completed that would allow for grace periods in future ordinances.

Commr. Campione clarified that originally the case came in as part of a code enforcement issue, which stemmed from the storage units being used as retail space for the public to enter.  She stated that the use of the storage facility had become different from what it was originally intended, and an architect had to redesign the structures to meet code, which would allow the public to enter.  She added that it was not a standard case, and what the Board tried to accomplish was to allow the business to remain open while also imposing the 120 days so the code issue would not linger unresolved. She commented that in hindsight a grace period provision could have been added to the ordinance, but the County Manager and County Attorney’s office can try and mitigate further financial impact when the ordinance comes back before the Board so the fees can be waived.

Mr. Albers asked why there would be a code enforcement issue when construction workers enter those types of structures without issue.

Commr. Cadwell noted that the difference with Mr. Albers’ structure is that it is a retail business which needs to meet a different set of codes.  He stated that there was a time constraint put on the ordinance, because there was concern on the zoning as a whole since its location is considered the gateway of Lake County.  He added that the goal was to keep the retail business open while the redesigning process was occurring. He stated that the Planning and Zoning Board will review the packet and bring it before the County Manager and the Board of County Commissioners to have the fee waived.

Commr. Campione pointed out that she does not have exclusive authority to impose the time constraint or waive the fee as she is one of five County Commissioners, and the point of contact at this time should be the County Manager’s office. She stated the two points of interest were that Mr. Albers was allowed to keep his business open and that the Board was trying to determine a way to make the zoning achievable for the business moving forward.  She opined that the Board was truly trying to find a way to help and feels that there is a good solution in place moving forward.

Commr. Parks noted that the County Manager would return in two days, and at that time the issue could be reviewed.

Mr. Vance Jochim, a writer of a blog on fiscal and governmental issues, stated that he attended the executive meeting that took place after the audit of the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and wanted to point out that the MPO did not have a comptroller in place to control spending and suggested that one be placed in that role moving forward to avoid issues.  He gave an update on the Three Palms Mobile Home Park in Tavares, stating that the owner has allegedly forced 12 of the 23 residents to move out of the park and asked them for the title to their homes. He stated that the owner is allegedly cashing in those titles by reselling the homes while also billing the previous residents for 12 months of lot rent, even though they no longer live there. He feels strongly that the situation is a negative for the County. He commented that the residents will be contacting a legal representative to file complaints against the owner.




On a motion by Commr. Sullivan, seconded by Commr. Conner 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 the 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.

Estates at Cherry Lake Community Development District Proposed Budget FY 16/17

Request to acknowledge receipt of the Proposed Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Budget which was approved by the Board of Supervisors of the Estates at Cherry Lake Community Development District for the purpose of setting a hearing to consider public comment and testimony on same.  The public hearing on the Proposed Budget has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the office of Booth, Ern, Straughan & Hiott, Inc. located at 902 North Sinclair Avenue, Tavares, FL 32778.

Lake County Clerk of Courts Semi-Annual Investment Report for FY 2016

Request to acknowledge receipt of Lake County Clerk of Courts Semi-Annual Investment Report for FY 2016, dated December 31, 2015, in accordance with the investment ordinance originally adopted July 19, 2005 and amended December 28, 2015.

Oak Springs, LLC Notice of Application for Transfer of Utility Assets

Request to acknowledge receipt of Notice of Application for Transfer of Utility Assets and Water Certificate, pursuant to Section 367.071, Florida Statutes, of Oak Springs, LLC, and Certificate No. 623-W to Oak Springs MHC, LLC providing water service to the two named parcels, one of which is located in Lake County, specifically that part of the southeast ¼ of Section 32, Township 19 South, Range 28 East.

Ordinances; Town of Lady Lake

Request to acknowledge receipt of Ordinance No. 2016-01 voluntarily annexing property being .95 acres owned by the Villages of Lake-Sumter, Inc./Robert and Jerilyn Mowry; Ordinance No. 2016-02 pertaining to Comprehensive Planning, amending Lady Lake Ordinance No. 81-1-(83) and providing for a small scale Future Land Use Map Amendment; Ordinance No. 2016-03 redesignating zoning classification for certain property being .95 acres of land referred to in Ordinance 2016-01; Ordinance No. 2016-05 pertaining to Comprehensive planning, amending Ordinance No. 81-1-(83), and providing for a small scale Future Land Use Map Amendment; Ordinance No. 2016-06 redesignating the zoning classification for certain property being 2.6 acres owned by Sun Communities Operating LP; Ordinance No. 2016-07 amending Lady Lake’s Land Development Regulations Chapter 9, Miscellaneous Regulations, adding Section 9-10, entitled façade improvement program; and Resolution No. 2015-113 granting a variance from the provisions of Chapter 17, Section 17-4.b).1).A) of Lady Lake’s Land Development Regulations to allow a secondary wall sign to be placed on the northwest elevation of an outparcel building; Resolution No. 2016-101 granting a variance from Chapter 16, Article III, Section 16-85, Section 503, 1 to allow the lowest floor of the home structure to remain at 1 foot above the base flood elevation; and Resolution No. 2016-102 vacating right of way on Banana Street lying east of US Hwy 27/441.

Lands Available List

Request to acknowledge receipt of property placed on the Lands Available List. Lake County has until July 5, 2016 to purchase property from Lands Available List before it is available to the public.

Request to acknowledge receipt of property placed on the Lands Available List. Lake County has until July 11, 2016 to purchase property from Lands Available List before it is available to the public.



On a motion by Commr. Sullivan, seconded by Commr. Cadwell and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the County Manager’s Consent Agenda, Tabs 3 through 13 as follows:


Request approval of Water Safety Month Proclamation 2016-50, per Commissioner Parks.

Request approval of Proclamation 2016-49 proclaiming May 2016 as Mental Health Month, per Commissioner Parks.

Request for approval of Motorcycle Safety Month Proclamation 2016-51, per Commissioner Conner.

Economic Growth

Request for approval to advertise lot grading. There is no fiscal impact.

Commr. Cadwell noted that this is not an approval of the ordinance but simply moving the ordinance to a separate location in the County code. 

Facilities Development and Management

Request for approval to award term and supply contract 16-0212 for provision of asbestos and in-door air quality consultant services to AMEC Foster Wheeler (Orlando office).  The actual annual fiscal impact will be dependent upon needs, but is estimated to be $20,000 (expenditure).

Fiscal and Administrative Services

Request for approval of the Supervisor of Elections request for a budget amendment for the FY 2016 budget to cover the additional unbudgeted cost of mailing new voter information cards to all voters affected by changes to congressional districts and changes made to the Florida Senate Districts. Approve the appropriate budget transfer from the General Fund Reserve. The fiscal impact is $50,000.

Public Resources

Request for approval to initiate a countywide food donation drive May 16-28, 2016, allowing donation of food items to reduce some existing fines for library users. Donated food would be given to local aid organizations for public distribution.   The fiscal impact is up to $2,000.

Public Safety

Request for approval to apply to the Department of Homeland Security for the 2015 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant. Additional approval requested for County Manager to sign all related documents. There is no fiscal impact at this time.

Public Works

Request for approval to standardize on Flygt brand product line using that firm's sole authorized vendor (Xylem Water Solutions USA, Inc), to include immediate purchase of one (1) Flygt pump; and authorize Procurement Services to execute all associated documentation.  The fiscal impact for the one (1) Flygt pump is $12,533.00 (expenditure).  Future pump replacements will be at a similar value and will occur at the time the existing pumps cease functioning.

Request for approval of Resolution 2016-52 and execution of Supplemental Local Agency Program Agreement with Florida Department of Transportation for the Eustis Elementary and Middle School Sidewalk project on Abrams Road in Eustis (Tracking No. S/W10002). The fiscal impact is $134,701.00 (100% Grant Funded - Expenditure/Revenue).  Commission District 4.

Request from Public Works for approval of two (2) Purchase Agreements with James and Connie Elmore for the purchase of strips of land to be used for right of way and permanent easements for the Johns Lake Road Project in the Clermont area.  Also, request authorization for the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners to sign any and all documents necessary for closing.  The fiscal impact is $49,050.00 (Expenditure).   Commission District 2.


gray robinson update on legislative outcomes

Ms. Angie Langley introduced the team from the firm of Gray Robinson to speak to the Board about legislative outcomes that impacted Lake County.

Mr. Chris Carmody, a Shareholder at Gray Robinson, thanked Mr. Veach and the County Manager staff for always being prompt in fulfilling the requests of the firm’s team so that legislation could move forward.   He explained that the Florida Legislature passed a state budget on time of $82 billion with $23.7 billion going to education, $34.3 billion to human services, $4.4 billion to criminal and civil justice, $4.5 billion to transportation, agriculture, etc, and a judicial budget of $521 million.  He pointed out that $7.65 million was given to Lake County, with the largest portion of that being $3.1 million for Lake Technical College, which was the largest priority for the Board.  He added that funding was also provided for the Lake County Magnolia Water Basin Retrofit and also road projects C.R. 466A Phase III and Citrus Grove Road. He noted that the one item from the Board that was vetoed was the inmate reentry program due to lack of detail and not being fully vetted through the process, adding that Governor Rick Scott did a line item veto of $250,000 or less, and the inmate reentry item was at a cost of $228,000.

Mr. Robert Stuart, Senior Director, Government Affairs at Gray Robinson thanked the Board for the opportunity to represent Lake County in Tallahassee, adding that the staff and Board members were all excellent to work with.  He stated that the Relocation of Utilities Bill was passed and is a favorable bill for local government because it put in place a process to ensure cost is shared more evenly.  He noted that the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) cost share has had ongoing litigation between counties and the State to determine how juvenile justice detention costs should be shared, because the previous process had counties paying a rate of up to 57% of the total cost with an end of fiscal year recalibration, to make sure the counties and State were paying the determined share.  He stated that it has created issues over cost sharing and led to the DJJ admitting the overbilling of counties statewide during the recalibration. He explained that during this legislative session there was a solution produced creating a 50/50 cost share between the counties and State going forward, which will save money for counties over the long term and create certainty that both the counties and the State are paying appropriately. 

Mr. Chris Dawson, an Associate at Gray Robinson, reviewed policy issues that were not approved by the Florida Legislature.  He stated that the first issue was in regards to the mandatory attorney’s fees for public records requests, which have been taken advantage of through frivolous requests, saying that the change would have taken away those mandatory fees and put them in a permissive state through a judge’s discretion on whether or not the fees should be awarded.  He commented that there is a good possibility that it will be back for approval in the next legislative session.  He stated that fracking was a controversial issue that ultimately did not make it through the senate committee meetings, and he opined that it will likely return in the next session.  He remarked that there was gun legislation not passed, specifically mentioning the measure that would change the State of Florida from a concealed weapon carry to an open weapon carry state, and also the campus carry bill that was proposed did not pass, which would have allowed concealed weapons to be carried on campuses. He commented that it is expected that both of those efforts will return for the next session.

Mr. Carmody stated that overall the year’s legislative session was a positive one for Lake County and the State of Florida.  He suggested that the Board start working on a priority list for next session, because it was extremely helpful for the firm to have been provided one in the 2016 session. He noted that he is aware that the Groveland Four exoneration and the Wellness Way Project are already top priorities, adding that the Board should utilize Gray Robinson to bridge any gaps in getting those items passed. He pointed out that there will be a new Senator in Lake County’s delegation, and he stated that the Board could count on the firm to bridge relationships.

Dr. Diane Culpepper, Executive Director at Lake Technical College, thanked the Gray Robinson Firm and the Board for the continued support to get funding passed to open the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Lake Technical College. She stated that the community pulled together as well to get the funding passed and pointed out specifically that local manufacturing companies wrote letters and many went to Tallahassee on behalf of the funding efforts. She added she is looking forward to the grand opening of the center and is thoroughly excited to see all of the efforts that were put in come to fruition.

Commr. Campione thanked the Gray Robinson team and noted that the items with the greatest impact were narrowed in on, and it proved to be extremely valuable to the process.

Commr. Cadwell asked if the team could put some focus on reframing the inmate reentry program that was vetoed, because ultimately it is a jobs program, and he felt it fell in line with what the Governor was looking for.

Mr. Carmody pointed out that many times the Governor and legislature have confirmed the value of reentry and work release programs but that a county having its own program is a little ahead of the curve. He believes, however, there will be a fresh approach to this in upcoming legislative sessions. He opined that counties know the assets and non-profits that can better assist in the reentry programs as well as having a relationship with the sheriff and police officials in the area. He stated that the firm will work with legislatures to reframe the reentry bill to ensure it will have a better chance to be passed in the next session. He commended Dr. Culpepper for all of her hard work and noted her bringing in the manufacturing companies was a very important part of the process.

Commr. Cadwell stated that obtaining the firm to work for the Board in Tallahassee was a positive experience that proved to be successful.

Commr. Conner stated that in previous experience, there was a lot of controversy surrounding hiring a firm like Gray Robinson; however, this had been a very positive experience.  He noted that Commr. Campione and Commr. Cadwell had been up in Tallahassee working on the Lake Tech funding and felt the delegation worked well together and with the firm.  He stated that he is impressed with the funding received and the items that were passed.

Commr. Sullivan opined that the success came from pinpointing what the priorities were. He stated keeping a priority list needs to continue, especially over the budget process, because there are transportation and infrastructure needs that are important to the economic development of the County.  He added that Lake County has the largest percentage of manufacturing employment of any county in the area, so it is important to stay focused on those items.  He commented also that the reentry project should be a priority.

Mr. Stuart responded that now would be the time for the Board to determine the priorities because the session was early, the new budget cycle becomes law on July 1, 2016, and with it being an election year there will not be committee meetings until after the November elections, with appropriations matters getting started in December at the committee level.  He pointed out getting the priority list together now would be beneficial to get communication started because appropriation matters have already started at the staff level.

Commr. Conner stated that the Groveland Four exoneration needed to be at the top of the priority list, and the Board needs to be in agreement with that.  He recalled that he has spoken with House Representative Larry Metz, and he is confident that Mr. Metz will be an advocate for the Board once he reads through all of the facts of the case. 

Commr. Campione opined that having the legislation in place in the first year and communication with the Clemency Board happening in the following year could be a good plan, but her preference would be to go directly to the Clemency Board first.  She reported that she had spoken with the author Gilbert King, who wrote the “Devil in the Grove” detailing the story of the Groveland Four, and Mr. King agreed to put together a synopsis.  She opined that it would be an easier way for the Clemency Board to gain the facts of the case and make a decision. She stated that she would forward the synopsis because she feels if there is a decision to be made, the Clemency Board would need enough information to make an informed decision.

Commr. Parks pointed out that Mr. Jack Heekin, Assistant General Counsel at the Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott, had been contacted, and there is a meeting being set up to discuss the case and the Groveland Four. 

lake county water authority

Mr. Mike Perry, Lake County Water Authority Executive Director, provided the Board with an update on Lake County’s main lake chains, started with an update on Lake Minnehaha, as it is the representative lake that is used to gauge the conditions of all the Clermont lakes.  He stated that 97 feet is the target elevation for the lake water level and that with the rainfall over the last year, the lake has averaged around that elevation.  He added that during this time of year the days are sunny with less humidity and rising temperatures, which can lead to as much as one-quarter of an inch of evaporation a day off of the lakes. He recalled the history of the lake elevation ranging from the last five years to the period of record, noting the important dates of low and high rainfall, specifically the drought conditions in 2000 to 2002.  He stated that the current rainfall is slightly ahead of the average, noting he is curious to see what the rest of the year’s amounts will be, and he listed the running rainfall totals for different parts of the county. He presented the combined flow from Big and Little Creeks, which feed into the Clermont lake chain, and pointed out that the flow is slightly lower than expected and its progression will be monitored over the next year.  He commented that the residents of the Emerald Lakes Mobile Home Park are concerned about the level of the lakes because their development was built low on a historic marsh system and flooding is a concern.  He stated that historically when that area has flooded, it has only been in the streets and not in the homes.  He added that the boaters are supposed to slow down, when the level of the lake gets too high but the boats have not been slowing down, which is resulting in the park residents requesting that the lake be dropped.  He stated that the Water Authority will continue to maintain the regulatory schedule for the lake and try to keep the lake at an elevation of 97 feet.

Mr. Perry then spoke about the Harris chain of lakes, stating that Lake Apopka, the Burrell Dam, and Moss Bluff are three key structures that control that chain of lakes and are in place to control flooding.  He presented the minimum and maximum level line, rainfall in inches and the flow and discharge coming out of the Lake Apopka Dam structure. He noted that in September 2015 the water started to discharge for the first time in 3 years when the water was at a desirable regulatory range, but in December of 2015 it dipped below desirable. He added that it resumed in February of 2016 and is averaging well.   He made a point to note that flood control is in place by lowering the lakes when it is the rainy season and allowing the lakes to recover and to go back to normal levels in the dry season.

Commr. Sullivan asked if the population change has impacted the regulation of the lake levels as well as the rainfall.

Mr. Perry responded that it was still the remnant schedule; however, there is a process that will establish minimum flow and levels for the Harris chain, and then a review will be done to find out if the regulatory schedule will need to be reconfigured. He added that one of the options could be to establish a high and a low water level and allow the rainfall to determine where the water sits in between the two.   

Commr. Campione clarified that the flow schedules are based on flood control and protection of property with no correlation to water quality. She asked if it could be possible to have a new process in place with the high level and low level establishment, keeping water quality in mind.

Mr. Perry stated that nature’s way of maintaining the health of a lake is to allow for the widest fluctuation as possible. He explained that when drought conditions occur, the water pulls away from the shoreline allowing sediment to dry out becoming sand, and when the water level returns it picks up those sediments, which result in better habitats for fisheries and better water quality.  He added that in flood conditions the water is able to get into the marsh, which will take up the nutrients in the water, and that is how good fluctuation works in a natural system.

Commr. Campione pointed out that the water quality of Lake Eustis is better than it has been in many years, with the water looking very clear at both low and high water levels, and she wondered if residents would support the concept of rising and lowering the lake if more outreach and education were done.  She asked if it would be more desirable for the lakes to be allowed to go higher as far as water quality is concerned, specifically noting the Emerald Lakes Mobile Home Park.   

Mr. Perry stated that Lake Griffin has historically been the worst for water quality, and it has become one of the clearest lakes in the County in recent years due to the dry conditions and no input from Lake Apopka.  He added that the fluctuation schedule for Lake Harris helps to keep the lake clean.  He stated that in regards to Commr. Campione’s question on the Emerald Lakes area, he replied that the Lake County Water Authority controls the lakes based on the regulatory schedule that was established in the 1950’s, and holding water higher is always a positive thing.  He added that during a Water Authority meeting to discuss lowering the lake for the Emerald Lakes neighborhood, there were many residents in attendance who asked for the lake not to be lowered but instead to be raised higher.  He stated that the long term solution would be to buy out the Emerald Lakes neighborhood, because other solutions are not viable, since funding spent for adding a dike system or levee would be public money spent improving private property, which is not a good solution.

Commr. Parks commented that a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant is being explored at this time to see if there is an option to help cover costs.

Mr. Perry stated that to date there has not been flooding damage to the homes, so he feels it would be difficult to convince FEMA to approve a grant.

Commr. Campione pointed out that the water levels have been kept lower to keep flooding and damage from happening. 

Mr. Perry responded that the Water Authority watches to be sure the water level is at 97 feet, and if it goes below then they allow nature to take over to bring the water level up and do not artificially keep the lake low; however, they try not to let it go over 97 feet.

Commr. Cadwell said that the higher water levels cause some flow and flushing to help keep the water quality high.

Mr. Perry pointed out that both systems are slightly different, noting that in the Harris chains there are some springs, particularly in Lake Apopka and on the southern and western side of Lake Harris; however, there are no springs in the Clermont chain of lakes.

Commr. Campione asked how many years the water regulation schedule had been in place stating that she would like to look back at photographs of the Clermont chain to get a big picture perspective, which could lend to making some changes. She wondered if billboards could be funded by grants from the St. John’s Water District.

Mr. Perry stated that it began in the late 1950’s.  

Commr. Parks commented that the South Lake Water Initiative and the Phase III funding received will aid in reviewing and studying that. He reported that he has received phone calls about nutrient quality in the Clermont chain of lakes, which are naturally nutrient poor, causing the sandy bottom of the lakes as well as concerns about algae.  He stated that he and Mr. Perry along with several others met to discuss education on over-fertilization, and he believes there will be a joint effort between the Lake County Water Authority and Lake County to ensure education gets to the residents and businesses in the county. He added that looking into funding for billboard education would be a good route to take.


The Chairman called a recess at 10:32 a.m. for 10 minutes.

work sessions

budget workshop – economic growth department update

Mr. Robert Chandler, Director of Economic Growth, presented to the Board an overview of the Economic Growth Department’s operations and proposed FY 2017 budget.  He stated that within the department are the three divisions of Building Services, Economic Development and Tourism, and Planning and Zoning, totaling 58 full time employees. He noted the department’s mission statement was to foster and guide the physical and economic growth of Lake County, in partnership with the residents, business community and local municipalities, while focusing on efficiency, quality of life and the balance between a diverse economic base and protecting Lake County’s natural resources and unique heritage.

Mr. Shane Gerwig, Building Services Division Manager, reviewed the organizational chart for Building Services, noting within the Building Services Division are the departments of Building Inspections, Licensing Investigation, Fire Protection/Plans Examinations, Permitting and Plans Examinations totaling 35 full time employees. He noted that the employee total included the Board’s approval of adding two additional employees earlier in the budgeting cycle. He stated that the mission statement is to administer and enforce all building and licensing related laws, rules and regulations in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public; to provide the residents of Lake County with trained and qualified inspectors to perform building inspections in an efficient and timely manner; and to provide the highest level of customer service by a fully trained team dedicated to service the public. He stated that within the permitting section all building and licensing laws are administered, and rules and regulations are put in place to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public, adding that there were over 15,000 permits issues for FY 2015.  He noted that technical reviews of construction plans were performed to ensure proposed structures met the local, state and national building code, pointing out the Florida Building Code is the most reviewed because many of the Land Use Requirements are already handled through the zoning and site review process.  He added that there are Licensed Building Inspectors and Licensed Fire Inspectors within the section, who performed over 40,000 inspections for FY 2015 between the two. He stated that Contractor Licensing serves two functions by resolving complaints with homeowners or contractors and issuing local contractor licenses while maintaining the State database of registered contractors. 

Mr. Gerwig pointed out that the division has improved telephone customer service by 13 percent, set up a welcome station in the lobby which has reduced customer wait time by 20 percent, implemented an automatic notification process to assist the permit holders by updating them on when to expect the inspector, and updated the Chapter 6, Lake County Code by streamlining the process and making the code easier to read and understand.  He noted that permitting has lowered the cubicle walls allowing for more direct communication which improves customer service, a new software system has incorporated different approvals reducing the need for approval phone calls, Contractor Investigations has assumed responsibility for bringing all related functions under one department per the Community Safety and Compliance Department, databases have been created for water supply for fire protection and inspection software has been updated to allow for access to more field information and the ability to provide more detailed information to the customers.  He noted the division’s benchmarks and spoke on the need for additional staff of two Licensing Investigators and one Financial Analyst.  He pointed out that the FY 2017 proposed budget for the Building Services Division is solely based on the revenue that is collected through the division, stating that the total expenditures is a little over $5 million.

Mr. Adam Sumner, Economic Development and Tourism Manager, presented the organizational chart to the Board and noted the mission statement for the Economic Development Division is to aggressively retain, attract and grow jobs in Lake County, in partnership with others, while protecting and improving Lake County’s quality of life and unique character.  He stated that the mission statement for the Tourism Division is to promote travel, drive visitation, and generate hotel room nights in Lake County for the purpose of facilitating ongoing, economic benefits for Lake County residents, the business community and its fourteen municipalities. He stated that through the Economic Action Plan, the main focus of Economic Development is business retention while working with existing companies, supporting startup businesses and a focus on workforce development through the aid of Lake Technical College’s Dr. Culpepper.  He stated that the Tourism Marketing Plan guides the day to day activities of the Tourism Division, focusing heavily on the sponsorship of events that take place in Lake County while promoting collaboration and cooperation between the County, local chambers, and tourism partners.  He pointed out that a company called CaptiveAire in Groveland would be expanding, giving them a greater manufacturing capacity which leads to a great success story in Lake County, and he noted the support the division gave to Lake Tech to gain the funding to complete the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and several other accomplishments of the Economic Development Division. He stated that the division holds taskforce meetings every other month throughout the county to help employers with their growing needs for workforce training.  He noted that the www.visitlakefl.com website has been launched, and the lakebigbass.com branding has been expanding.  He pointed out that there have been enhanced recruitment efforts for events, the Fourth Annual Wings and Wildflower Festival had over 5,000 attendees and there have been two marketing campaigns launched that have been successful. He added that the North America, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) International Tournament was held at Hickory Point Beach and there have been several fishing television shows filmed in the area.

Mr. Sumner stated that the Business Opportunity Centers have been reorganized with the Business Incubators closed, because ultimately small business owners don’t need a small office space, so the focus will shift to educational classes and one on one consultations to help the businesses find the right resources through the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and the team at Lake Sumter State College. He pointed out that the relocation of the Northeast Business Opportunity Center from Eustis to Mount Dora better serves the needs of the business community and saves over $50,000 in lease costs. He noted that additional efficiencies within the Business Development and Tourism Division were the tourism marketing plan being executed in-house which has saved a considerable amount of money over the last two years, the event sponsorships have been amended to more efficiently distribute Tourism Development Tax (TDT) funding and the application and agreement process for the grant funding has been updated. He reviewed the benchmarks for the Economic Development and Tourism Department, noting specifically benchmarks are difficult to pinpoint but the operational budget is within line for the average of the region at $151 per business.  He pointed out that within the budget is the economic and development infrastructure fund, which was approved by the Board for over $200,000 of which $100,000 went to Lake Technical College for advanced manufacturing, and the money will be focused on infrastructure projects that will make the County more marketable for economic development and business attraction.  He noted specifically there will be a proposal in front of the Board for a sea plane ramp in the City of Leesburg, and the staff feels it is a valuable asset.  He stated that the proposed budget for FY 2017 for Economic Development would be $1.25 million dollars, which includes a cost for obtaining a consultant for the Wellness Way Area Plan, and that the Tourism Division’s proposed budget is $8,056,698.

Mr. Chandler gave the update to the Board on the Planning and Zoning Division, stating there are 14 full time employees in the division, and he noted the mission statement is to provide a better quality of life for all Lake County citizens by facilitating development of a well-designed, efficient, healthy and safely built environment which enhances the community identity and allows development to co-exist with the natural environment. He stated that the division’s services include development applications which ensure applications are sufficient for quick and efficient processing; permitting services include educating customers on the Lake County Land Development Regulations and the Comprehensive Use Plan and ensuring that all permits meet these criteria; and plans review service is to review and approve commercial site plans. He described the total activity for FY 2015 and also listed the number of different types of permits and applications that were submitted for FY 2015.  He noted that the Planning and Zoning Division made Future Land Use amendments to the Rural Transition Fourth Alternative which would allow for two dwelling units per acre and require central water and sewer.  He stated that the Wellness Way Area Plan was completed in-house and was adopted in January 2016 and found in compliance by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). He pointed out the division was able to revise the Land Development Regulations by updating codes for landscape irrigation, shipping and cargo containers, and lot grading and allowing for a longer time frame for continuances, adding that the Rural Support Uses Policy was also revised to ensure clearer guidelines. He commented that the historic Conditional Use Permits (CUP) were digitized and archived making a searchable database available for all CUP information and allowed for billing to be handed directly to the Code Enforcement Division.  He noted that the Commercial Permit reviews can now be submitted electronically, which facilitates the review process between applicant and staff, and enables faster turnaround times for reviews. He reviewed the benchmarks for the division and noted that each county treats the employee responsibilities differently; however, Lake County falls in the average range compared to neighboring benchmark counties. He reviewed the proposed budget for FY 2017, noting there are no enterprise funds for Planning and Zoning, and reported that the estimated total expenditures are $1,107,666.

Mr. Chandler reviewed the overall Economic Growth Department’s FY 2017 proposed budget, stating that the total revenue and expenditures are estimated at $15,650,795. He noted that the largest part of the revenue comes from the Tourist Development Tax and Building Permits.  He then outlined the summary of budget adjustments, noting three new positions in Building Services and the Wellness Way advisory services at an estimated cost of $100,000, adding that the City of Clermont will contribute fifty percent of the cost.  He opined that with all of the different pieces to the project, the advisory services will be a very important piece in having a successful project.

Commr. Campione clarified that the new positions for Building Services were funded from the enterprise fund and that the Wellness Way advisory consultant would come from the general fund under Economic Development.  She pointed out that the bulk of the reserves are funds that come from the Tourism Development Tax.

Mr. Chandler stated that the goal is not to have a large reserve in TDT, because it needs to be spent on promotional items, so a cap of $3 million was placed on those reserves and a minimum cap was placed on the operational reserve of $1 million to have operating money accessible in case of an economic downtown. He noted that the rest is moved to Building Services, which allows for funds to be available for added positions and also to put money back into operations so that efficiencies can continue.

Commr. Campione stated that she is aware that some of the reserves in the tourism fund are for capital projects that are going to come through, so those reserves should be built up to be prepared for those.

Commr. Parks commended Mr. Gerwig and his team for handling the building permits issues so well by giving the customer’s good service.  He then asked about the process for providing data and contacts to a new business that may want to relocate to Lake County.

Mr. Chandler stated that the network portion of the process is established, and the staff knows who the correct groups are to bring in to make a good impression on potential new businesses. He stated that the number one priority in Economic Development is to create a marketing kit that contains one page information sheets that can be handed out to ensure the information is delivered in a first class manner and shows real professionalism.

Commr. Parks asked if the staff was working with Dr. Culpepper on training that would be specific to industries that may want to relocate to Lake County.

Mr. Chandler stated that one of the greatest assets of having the Center for Advanced Manufacturing is the ability to customize training and workforce programs to meet the needs of the businesses that are coming in.


Mr. Jeff Cole, Director of Public Resources, provided an update to the Board on the Public Resources Department operations and proposed Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget. He stated that there are 99.6 full time employees, and the department’s mission is to provide and promote life enriching experiences that exceed expectations for Lake County residents and visitors.  He noted that the mission of the Lake County Fairgrounds is to provide event and farmers’ market opportunities through management of the fairgrounds.  He pointed out that the fairgrounds are also home to the Lake County Fair each year, which is organized by the Lake County Fair Association.  He stated that the property has 30 acres available for public events, 48,250 square feet of indoor and covered building space available for public events, has 614 vendor spaces available indoors and out, and is available for events seven days a week, with most Thursdays being dedicated to the farmers’ market.  He noted that in FY 2014-2015 the fairgrounds had an increase in net revenue by more than 16 percent, hosted 18 public and private events and averaged 301 rented spaces on each day of the Lake County Farmers’ and Flea Market.  He presented several event photos to the Board showing the accomplishments, pointing out the successful Lake County Farmers’ and Flea Market, the Lake County Emergency Management’s first Severe Weather Awareness Day, the motorcycle swap meet done with the Vintage Motorcycle Alliance group, the Good Sam Jamboree, and site improvements funded by the Lake County Fair Association.  He stated cash handling and deposit procedures have improved, a time-efficient method of spot-checking assigned farmer’s market vendor spaces has been implemented, market sales have been rounded to the nearest dollar amount enhancing customer service on Thursday mornings, there has been a $500 deposit added to the facility rental schedule reducing the likelihood of uncollectable debt from event customers, and a comprehensive and procedural document for all Fairgrounds work has been developed and implemented. He pointed out that the Lake County Fairgrounds proposed budget for FY 2017 is a total expenditure of $242,826 which is funded by the General Fund and maintains a status quo budget able to maintain the current level of service.

Ms. Juanita Popenoe, Lake County Extension Service Division Manager, gave an update on the extension services in the County, noting there are 14 full time employees throughout the department, and the mission is to provide research-based information and educational programs cooperatively with the University of Florida for all aspects of horticulture, agriculture, nutrition, food safety, the home environment, financial management and 4-H Youth Programs.  She stated that the department provides researched-based educational resources through workshops, seminars, individual consultations, agricultural business site visits, newsletters, plant clinics and demonstrations.  She added that the department also provides an annual farm tour to promote agricultural awareness and holds a Landscape and Garden Fair to promote Florida friendly landscaping.  She stated that there are programs available in horticulture, agriculture, nutrition, food safety, home environment, financial management and 4-H Youth.  She explained that Discovery Gardens demonstrates Florida friendly landscaping principles, and the Mobile Irrigation Lab Program provides water conservation services for commercial agriculture.  She noted that there was group teaching for 29,676 people, 342 site visits took place, 3,892 consultations were handled through the Master Gardener Plant Clinic, approximately 600 youth were reached through the support of 26 4-H Clubs, the Tropicana Speaking Contest took place for 3,500 youth participants, and several other accomplishments took place in the department. She pointed out that volunteers are heavily relied upon, noting that the Master Gardener volunteers put in 7,920 volunteer hours and 4-H Leaders put in 50,860 volunteer hours.  She said that the Mobile Irrigation Lab saved 70.18 million gallons of water working with commercial agriculture, and the 4-H Horse program won the state award for all 3 non-mounted horse competitions, adding that Lake County has the largest horse program in Florida.  She noted that a Disney Grant was awarded which provided 16 programs for natural resources education and more than doubled the number of boys involved in 4-H. She stated that financial reporting and handling were improved with the addition of new cash registers purchased for incoming payments, and all of the advisory committee funds shifted to the University of Florida (UF) and are now governed by the UF cash handling policies, adding that Lake County Extension Services is the first county in the state implementing new UF advisory account procedures.  She pointed out that Lake County has a similar number of instructors per 10,000 residents as surrounding counties and opined that the agents in Lake County are more productive than those in surrounding counties. She stated that the proposed budget for FY 2017 reflects a status quo budget with a total expenditure of $725,889.

Mr. Paul Alford, Library Services Division Manager, gave an update on Library Services noting that there are 49.2 full time employees and the division’s mission statement is to promote life-long learning under a cooperative countywide library system, and engage the community by offering physical and digital content, programs and services critical to education, research and workforce training. He stated that the services offered at the 6 branch libraries and in partnership with the nine municipal libraries include access to print and electronic information, a collection of over 525,000 which includes over 9,000 eBooks, educational and recreational programming for all age levels, literacy programming for all levels of learning, job and career skill-building opportunities, Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) learning and exploration, and Food for Fines, which is a fine forgiveness for a food bank support initiative. He noted that Library Services provided over 1.7 million circulations, over 6,000 total programs, over 150,000 in program attendance, over 1.7 million library visits, 384,178 library computer logins, 141,466 wireless sessions and 41,507 uses with technology instructions.  He pointed out that the Summer Reading Program had 1,020 active programs with 52,015 in total attendance. He stated that the first dedicated makerspace in the Lake County Library System was opened on July 27, 2015 at the Cooper Memorial Library, and this STEM laboratory provides the County with hands-on learning and creation opportunities, including digital media creation and editing, 3D printing, vinyl and blotter printing and robotics.  He commented that the library system enhanced its network capabilities by having fiber optics installed, which increases the bandwidth and access feed in some locations up to a potential 60 times greater than previously available.  He noted that Lake County teens from the Marion Baysinger Memorial Library in Groveland won the 2015 Statewide Teen Video Challenge, mobile learning labs have been implemented, and there were over 900 attendees at the East Lake Heritage Festival. He added that Elizabeth Steele, youth services staff member at East Lake Library, developed a program with special story times for families affected by autism which was recognized by other library professionals in the state, and she was asked to present workshops at two state conferences.  He noted that several libraries received self-service upgrades providing more inexpensive ways to streamline the circulation process, reporting capabilities have been greatly enhanced through a more open source integrated library program, and moving to a cloud-based language tool makes it accessible anywhere including mobile devices, which saves the County time and costs. He commented that there has been a firewall upgrade, and the merging of library Information Technology (IT) personnel into the County IT personnel, which enhances the coordination.  He pointed out that Lake County residents use the library services and library programs more than any other county in the region.  He stated that the proposed budget for Library Services for FY 2017 is an expenditure of $4,490,399 which reflects a status quo budget maintaining current levels of service.

Mr. Bobby Bonilla, Parks and Trails Division Manager, gave an update on the Parks and Trails Division, noting that there are 30 full time employees on staff, and the division’s mission is to develop and maintain a clean, safe and attractive parks and trails system for the health and enjoyment of all County residents and visitors while promoting recreation, sports and tourism, and to preserve and restore lands to protect water resources, habitat and wildlife corridors while promoting eco-tourism through educational passive recreation opportunities.  He stated that Lake County has 491 acres of active parks, 3,359 acres of passive parks, 46 linear trail miles, 162 Beltway trail miles and 15 acres of cemeteries; and he reviewed the parks, trails and cemeteries. He pointed out the Parks and Trails Division is responsible for 15 boat ramps located throughout Lake County which are currently open to the public.  He stated that Parks and Trails have hosted more than 4,800 sports-related events including tournaments, games and practices as well as more than 100 nature-based events such as nature hikes, bird and butterfly surveys, guided paddling tours and held educational classes and presentations.  He pointed out that the Miracle Field was completed with track enhancements and improvement to the overall parking area, adding that it is a unique project as there is only one of its kind in the State of Florida with the addition of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) track.  He noted and thanked the Board’s approval of funding to develop the ADA transition plan, the update to the Countywide Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the update to the Countywide Trails Master Plan and the development of the Park Master Plan for South Lake Regional Park.  He stated that there has been an implementation of electronic playground inspections, in-house project management, phased development, recycling and reusing of materials, cross training of staff in multiple disciplines and relocating key personnel to field locations to help the division become more efficient. He stated that the proposed budget expenditures for FY 2017 is at $5,684,013, which reflects two new positions in front of the Board for approval, operating expenses for the addition of maintenance costs for the Hancock Trail and capital outlay that includes traffic counters. 

Mr. Cole presented a summary of the proposed budget for the Public Resources Department, noting the total operating expenditures as $10,405,439 with total revenue of $11,143,132.  He summarized that Library Services would be transferring 3 positions and related personnel to the Information Technology Department, and the Parks and Trails Division is requesting two new positions, Engineer II and Chief Maintenance Supervisor, along with new expenses for traffic counters at several parks in the amount of $25,000 and general maintenance at the Hancock Trail Extension in the amount of $35,000.

Commr. Conner noted that new positions would not be requested unless absolutely needed.

Commr. Campione opined that the way the budget workshops are being presented are very helpful and gives the full scope of each department. She believes that it is helpful to the departments as well.  She added that it makes it more transparent, and there is a lot of thought that gets put into requesting new positions.

Commr. Parks stated that he appreciated the slides that provided the economic connection, because it is important to the Board that the focus continues to stay on economic prosperity and jobs and protecting the quality of life in Lake County.


Mr. Steve Earls, Director of Information Technology, presented to the Board an update on the Information Technology (IT) Department noting that the department has 23 full time employees and the department mission is to enable high performance within Lake County government through the delivery of powerful and innovative technology solutions designed to meet the needs of the users, businesses and citizens.  He noted that the IT department provides telephone, mobile and cellular services; computer and network services; programming, application and database services; geographic analysis, mapping and addressing services; records management services; and audio-visual services. He stated that IT serves the Board of County Commissioner Departments, Supervisor of Elections, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector and the Sheriff’s Department.  He pointed out that IT also provides services to the Lake County Library System, Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization, Lake Emergency Medical Services, Lake County Clerk of the Court, Health Department and the local residents. He stated that there is a 24 hour call response time for non-emergency calls, 2 hour call response time for emergency calls and after hours emergency calls are responded to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year.  He noted that the IT Department provides technical support to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during an emergency event, technology support when meetings are held off-site, and audio-visual support to all entities using the Board Chambers.  He stated that the Information Systems Division responded to 2,907 computer service requests, replaced 185 desktops and 60 laptops, coordinated the redesign of the library system network, and deployed mobile device technology in the Building Services Division.  He said the Telecom Division responded to 1,082 requests for telephone related services, partnered with Emergency Management Services to design a call-out plan for contacting citizens with special needs, reconfigured the EOC to accommodate the new floorplan, and expanded the County’s fiber network to the Public Works buildings.  He noted the Programming and Applications Division created the Keep Lake Beautiful Crowdsource Reporter which allows users to report litter, graffiti, illegal signs, and abandoned vehicles and also allows them to see the litter sites recently submitted or under review. 

Mr. Earls reported that the Geographic Information Services (GIS) Division established the Lake County Addressing Consortium which is a gathering of E-911 stakeholders to identify problems and make improvements in the addressing and streets data, agree on standard naming conventions, and verify municipal boundaries with an overall goal of providing correct locations of emergencies to first responders.  He added that GIS also issued 3,952 new addresses and mapped 161 new streets and 36 annexations in 9 municipalities.  He stated that the new Procurement Automation Workflow System (PAWS) was developed by the Programming and Applications Division and is used to track task orders and solicitation reviews, bond reviews, or background check reviews to enable a more efficient process.  He noted the IT Department has redesigned the Lake County Library Network to provide better performance, created a new employee internet portal which reduced software licensing costs by about $10,000 annually, and supported Building Inspector and Fire Rescue iPads.   He stated that in the current year IT implemented Quality Management Practices by documenting all IT business processes, establishing key metrics and doing a periodic review of processes for improvements or redesign.  He reported that the planned efficiencies for the IT Department for FY 2017 are centralizing technology, streamlining the department and integrating IT Help Desks.  He pointed out that three library support technicians will join the IT Department to help centralize technology resources. He noted that staffing and costs were comparable to surrounding counties. He stated that the proposed budget for IT in FY 2017 is a total expenditure of $2,798,861, which is primarily funded through the General Fund and maintains the current level of service; however, there is a 3 percent increase due to the three additional Library Services positions being transferred.

Commr. Campione pointed out that Sumter County outsources IT services, and the cost is $20 per resident. She opined that it is important to note that keeping the service in-house is working very well for Lake County, and there is no need to outsource.

Mr. Earls stated that the expenses have also gone up there because Sumter County is creating a hardened emergency facility for their storage.

Commr. Parks noted that the IT team does a wonderful job keeping outside cyber-attacks from happening to the system and being available when a department needs IT support.

other business

appointment to the children’s services council

On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Commr. Sullivan and carried unanimously by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the appointment of the following:

Ms. Sharlene H. Smith to the Children's Service Council, as District 1 representative, to complete an unexpired two-year term ending May 14, 2018.

Ms. Jennifer Herman to the Children's Service Council, as District 2 representative, to complete a two-year term ending May 14, 2018.

Ms. Julie Yandell to the Children's Service Council, as District 3 representative, to complete a two-year term ending May 14, 2018.

Mr. Byron E. Thompson to the Children's Service Council, as District 4 representative, to complete a two-year term ending May 14, 2018.

Mr. James Creech to the Children's Service Council, as District 5 representative, to complete a two-year term ending May 14, 2018.

Ms. Sabrina Lambert Simmons to the Children's Service Council, as an At-Large Member, to complete a two-year term ending May 14, 2018.

Ms. Jan Tobias to the Children's Service Council, as Superintendent of schools or named administrative designee, to complete a two-year term ending May 14, 2018.

Mr. Ernest Jones to the Children's Service Council, as Program Administrator of the Department of Children and Families, to complete an unexpired two-year term ending May 14, 2018.

reports – commissioner sullivan – district 1

lake county events

Commr. Sullivan stated that there has been a lot of activity happening in the County, adding that the 2016 Leesburg Bikefest saw record attendance.

reports – commissioner conner – district 3

law day at lake county courthouse

Commr. Conner stated that he attended Law Day at the Lake County Courthouse and noted that it was a very good event.

SHERIFF’S volunteer banquet

Commr. Conner stated that he attended the Sheriff’s Volunteer Banquet and noted that it was a very nice event.


Light-up east lake community park

Commr. Campione reminded the Board that Light-Up East Lake Community Park was happening on Friday May 6, 2016 and encouraged all to attend.

reports – commissioner cadwell – vice-chairman and district 5

Lake County Law Enforcement Officer Memorial

Commr. Cadwell reminded the Board that during that day at 5:30 p.m. there would be a Lake County Law Enforcement Officer Memorial outside of the building.

hickory point recreational facility

Commr. Cadwell stated that he would be meeting with the Lake County Water Authority to discuss the locker room facilities at Hickory Point Recreational Facility.




reports – commissioner parks – CHAIRMAN AND district 2

lake county law enforcement officer memorial

Commr. Parks reminded the Board of the Lake County Law Enforcement Officer Memorial that evening at 5:30 p.m.

Roberto Aguayo

Commr. Parks congratulated Roberto Aguayo, from Mascotte, on being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2016 National Football League Draft.


There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 12:09 p.m.





sean M. parks, chairman