March 25, 2008

Welton G. Cadwell, Chairman Cindy Hall, County Manager
Jennifer Hill, Vice Chairman Sanford A. Minkoff, County Attorney
Elaine Renick, District #2 Neil Kelly, Clerk to the Board
Debbie Stivender, District #3  
Linda Stewart, District #4  


Other than the zoning and road vacation public hearings, the Board will not receive comment from the public on matters not pertaining to the issues before them.




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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March 25, 2008

9:00 A.M. Invocation
  Pledge of Allegiance
  Discussion regarding proposed revisions to today's Agenda.
Community Services
 Tab 1Approval to accept unanticipated revenue in the amount of $1,000.00 from Gateway Community Health Center, Inc. to implement “Your Heart, Your Life” (Salud Para Su Corazon) education and outreach program targeting Latino communities in Lake County.
 Tab 2It is recommended that the board approve and execute a contract with Superior Asphalt of Central Florida, Inc. to provide a water main installation to Fire Station #72. The cost of this contract is not to exceed $31,500.00.  Commission District 3.
Public Safety
 Tab 3Requesting approval for the Department of Public Safety Fire Rescue Division to submit a grant application to the United States Fire Administration Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The grant is administered by the Department of Homeland Security and is available to help fire service agencies improve the health and safety of the public and emergency response personnel. The grant program has an application period of March 3, 2008 through April 4, 2008, with awards given out prior to the end of the year. Local matching fund dollars will be requested through the budget process for 2008-09.
Public Works
 Tab 4Approval and signature of Resolution to Advertise Public Hearing for Vacation Petition No. 1131 to vacate right of way and cease maintenance at the intersection of Lake Louisa Road and Hammock Ridge Road in exchange for alternate right of way for intersection realignment in conjunction with Drew's Landing Subdivision. Request is located in the Clermont area.  Commission District 2.
 Tab 5Approval and authorization for Chairman to execute satisfactions of lien for the attached three (3) road assessments. Commission District 4 and 5.
 Tab 6Approval and signature of Resolution to Advertise Public Hearing for Vacation Petition No. 1125,to vacate and cease maintenance on portions of Lakeshore Drive (#1040) and Lake Louisa Road (#0847), located in Section 6, Township 23E, Range 26S, in the Clermont area. Commission District 2.
 Tab 7Request authorization to release cash funds posted for maintenance in the amount of $17,511.03 for Tuscany Estates at the Lakes. Tuscany Estates at the Lakes consists of 27 lots and is located in Section 31, Township 22 South, Range 26 East. Commission District 2.
 Tab 8Request authorization to release a performance bond in the amount of $986,241.38 posted for Foxchase. Foxchase consists of 162 lots and is located in Section 6, Township 23 South, Range 26 East. Commission District 2.
 Tab 9Request authorization to amend the Developer's Agreement between Lake County and M/I Homes of Lake County, LLC to extend the term by one year. The Forest at Silver Lake consists of 125 lots and is located in Section 9, Township 19 South, Range 25 East. Commission District 1.
 Tab 10Request authorization to execute change order #1 to Countywide Resurfacing, Lane Park Cutoff Road Sidewalk and Mohawk Road Sidewalk Project No. 2008-01, to Orlando Paving Co., A Division of Hubbard Construction, in the amount of $38,170.30.
Tab 11Approval of Interlocal Agreements with the City of Tavares and the City of Leesburg.
Tab 12Approval of Sublease Agreement between Lake County and the State of Florida Department Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Forestry.
Tab 13Presentation of Proclamation recognizing National Community Development Week 2008. National Community Development Week 2008 is March 24-30, 2008.
Community Services
 Tab 14Approve the modifications to our JPA with FDOT in regards to the Section 5311 Program.
  PUBLIC HEARING - 9:00 A.M. or As Soon Thereafter
  A. County Attorney
10 A.M. or As Soon Thereafter:
Tab 15Acceptance, rejection or authorization to negotiate further the seven offers submitted by property owners for possible County acquisition.
  B. County Manager
  C. Commissioner Hill - Vice Chairman and District #1
  D. Commissioner Renick - District #2
  E. Commissioner Stivender - District #3
Tab 16Discussion related to a proposal by the Lake County Arts and Cultural Alliance that a policy be included within the Future Land Use Element of the amended Comprehensive Plan reflecting that Lake County values art in the built environment, in both public and private areas, and finds that art be included as an option within landscaping.
  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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