February 09, 2010

Welton G. Cadwell, Chairman Sanford A. Minkoff, Interim County Manager
Elaine Renick, Vice Chairman Neil Kelly, Clerk to the Board
Jennifer Hill, District #1 Melanie Marsh, Acting County Attorney
Jimmy Conner, District #3  
Linda Stewart, District #4  






This booklet has been prepared for the convenience of the Board of County Commissioners in discussing matters before them. Every effort has been made to include all items to be discussed at this Board of County Commissioners meeting, however, Commissioners may add items, which are not a part of this Agenda, or items may be removed from consideration. While it has been the goal to present error-free information, we do not represent that documentation is without errors or omissions.

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February 09, 2010

9:00 A.M. Invocation
  Pledge of Allegiance
  Discussion regarding proposed revisions to today's Agenda.
Tab 1Presentation to the Board of County Commission on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
Tab 2No action is required on this item. The item is being presented to the Board to provide an update on the financing for the judicial center expansion. At this point in time, estimates from PPI and Heery are that construction should be able to start in June, 2010.
  A. County Attorney
  B. County Manager
Tab 3That the County enter into an agreement with PPI as an addendum to the current contract to perform the Judicial Center envelope repair at a cost of $597,504; that contingency of $59,750 be set aside for this project that can be spent with the Facilities Director and County Manager approval; and that the County Manager be authorized to purchase an additional warranty from the manufacturer of the products to be used so long as the cost does not exceed $10,000.
Tab 4Approve preparation of contract between the City of Groveland and Lake County for the payment of $56,071 to Groveland from the Ambulance MSTU Fund for the 2009-10 year. Discussion and direction of other issues relating to the fund and to Lake Sumter EMS.
Tab 5Authorize the County Manager to offer employees the option to participate in a voluntary early out program.
Tab 6That the County Manager be authorized to fill the following 11 vacant positions. Conservation and Compliance: Probation Officer (1) Public Resources: Park Rangers (2) , Librarian II – Youth (1) Public Works: Equipment Operators (2 –one level I and one level II), Survey Crew Chief, Roads Maintenance Operator (1) Community Services: Community Development Specialist (1), Community Access Counselor (1), Office Associate III (1)
Tab 7Discussion and approval of the proposed budget plan from Library Services.
Tab 8Approval to create a new position for Facilities.
Tab 9Confirm that the freeze on filling positions does not apply to employees who are promoted, reclassified or who have their positions upgraded, so that such employees would be able to receive pay increases authorized by the personnel policy. For upper management positions (department director and division director positions), allow the increases but limit the increase to the minimum necessary to put that employee at the bottom of the range for that position. For all other employees, use the criteria specified in the personnel policy.
  C. Commissioner Hill - District #1
  D. Commissioner Renick - Vice Chairman and District #2
  E. Commissioner Conner - District #3
  F. Commissioner Stewart - District #4
  G. Commissioner Cadwell - Chairman and District #5

The County Commission reserves the right to move any Agenda item to an earlier time during the day as its schedule permits, except in the case of items and appointments that have been advertised in a newspaper for a specific time.



Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 286, Florida Statutes, Section 286.0105, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this Commission meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record may include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


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