April 01, 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  






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.

In addition to regular Board meetings, the Board of County Commissioners may, from time to time, schedule a workshop during which they will receive information from staff, have discussions with staff and among themselves, and then proceed to give staff direction on the subject matter being discussed unless otherwise shown on the Agenda item. These discussions and workshops do not take the place of the formal public hearing process during which any member of the public may comment and formal action is taken.

The Board and staff welcome written comments prior to workshops and other meetings. If you have comments or questions regarding the subject matter of any Board action or workshop, please deliver your written comments to appropriate County staff or mail to the Board of County Commissioners, Post Office Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778.




April 01, 2008

9:00 A.M. Invocation
  Pledge of Allegiance
  Discussion regarding proposed revisions to today's Agenda.
Tab 1 Approval of the following Minutes:
  • February 22, 2008 (Special Meeting)

  • February 26, 2008 (Regular Meeting)

  • March 4, 2008 (Regular Meeting)

  • March 4, 2008 (Value Adjustment Board Meeting)

  • March 7, 2008 (Special Meeting)

Tab 2 Approval of Clerk of Courts' Consent Agenda (Items 1 through 12)

 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.


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


Monthly Distribution of Revenue Traffic/Criminal Cases, for the month ending February 29, 2008, in the amount of $234,212.33.  Same period last year: $200,543.83.


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


Agenda –Joint Workshop of Southwest Florida Water Management District      (SWFWMD) Governing Board and Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply        Authority (WRWSA) Board of Directors on March 24, 2008, at the Ocala       Hilton   Hotel, 3600 SW 36th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34474, beginning at 2:00 p.m.


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


Agenda – Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board       Meeting, March 25, 2008, 9:00 a.m., 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899. 


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


Town of Lady Lake Ordinance No. 2007-40, Redesignating zoning classification for certain property owned by P.P.F., LLP.  Passed and ordained March 3, 2008.


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


Town of Lady Lake Ordinance No. 2007-40, Redesignating zoning      classification for certain property owned by P.P.F., LLP.  Passed and   ordained March 3, 2008.


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


City of Mascotte Annexation Ordinances adopted March 3, 2008, as follows:


Ordinance No. 2007-12-455

Ordinance No. 2007-12-456

Ordinance No. 2007-12-457


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


City of Umatilla Annexation Ordinances adopted March 4, 2008, as follows:


Ordinance No. 2008-A

Ordinance No. 2008-B


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


City of Minneola Ordinance No. 2007-39, for voluntary annexation into the City of Minneola.  This annexation was approved on February 19, 2008.


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


City of Minneola Ordinance No. 2007-23, for voluntary annexation into the City of Minneola.  This annexation was approved on November 13, 2007. 

Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


Southwest Florida Water Management District’s 2008 Consolidated Annual     Report, pursuant to section 373.036(7), Florida Statutes.


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


St. Johns Water Management District Comprehensive Annual Financial Report  for Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2007.


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt

  Tab 3 Approve Budget Change Request and Unanticipated Revenue Resolutions.

Budget transfer - General Fund, Department of Community Services, Citizens Support Division.  Transfer $45,000 from Reserve for Operations to Grants and Aids.  The Active Military Combat Duty Reimbursement Program was approved by the Board of County Commissioners on November 6, 2007.  This new program will reimburse combat duty military members, for those who qualify, a portion of the ad valorem taxes paid.  This transfer is required to fund the program for the remainder of the fiscal year.  After this transfer is posted, the balance in the General Fund Reserve for Operations account will be $303,290.

    2. Resolution to amend the General Fund in order to receive unanticipated revenue for Fiscal Year 2008 in the amount of $975 deposited into Donation - HLC and provide appropriations for the disbursement for Office Supplies.  Reimbursement funding has been received for the purchase of tables at the Horticultural Learning Center.
    3. Resolution to amend the General Fund in order to receive unanticipated revenue for Fiscal Year 2008 in the amount of $10,000 deposited into Donations and provide appropriations for the disbursement for Grants and Aids to assist in the purchase of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radios.  Lake County Emergency Management is sponsoring a new weather radio program to provide NOAA weather radios to Lake County residents that qualify as outlined in the program guidelines.  Several Lake County groups desire to contribute funds to assist in the purchase of weather radios for these residents.
Community Services
 Tab 4For the Board to approve the amended Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Mascotte related to CDBG funds.  Commission District 3.
 Tab 5It is recommended that the Board (1) declare the items on the attached lists surplus to County needs, (2) authorize the removal of all of the items on the attached lists from the County’s official fixed asset inventory system records, and (3) authorize the Procurement Services Director or designee to sign vehicle titles.
Public Works
 Tab 6Recommend approval of a resolution authorizing the posting of "No Parking on Right of Way" signs on Hancock Rd (1254) in front of Windy Hill Middle School, in the Clermont area, Commissioner District 2.
 Tab 7Approve Resolution to support the Lake-Wekiva Trail to be included within the design and construction of the Wekiva Parkway.  Commission District 4.
 Tab 8Request authorization to execute a resolution accepting Wilson Lake Parkway (County Road No. 2335) into the County Road Maintenance System. Commission District 2.
 Tab 9Approve and accept the list of public right of way deeds that have been secured in conjunction with roadway and / or stormwater projects. (Commissioner Districts 1, 2, 3, 5)
 Tab 10 Approve and execute a right of way purchase agreement with Journey Circle M Ranch, LLC, for right of way, and authorization for Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners to sign any and all documents necessary for closing in conjunction with Busby Road (#3021) and Number Two Road (#3024) drainage and paving improvements. This includes a Budget Change Request to transfer the funds. Commission District 3.
Tab 11 Approval of Agreement with William S. West for right-of-way needed for CR 466 Road Widening Project.  Commission District 5.
Tab 12 Approval to advertise Ordinance for expansion of Country Greens Community Development District and consent to District’s power to maintain additional facilities and systems for security.  Commission District 4.
Tab 13 Approval to advertise ordinance creating the Plaza Collina Community Development District.  Commission District 2.
Tab 14 Approval of Interlocal Agreement with the City of Minneola related to location of a communication tower.
Tab 15 Approval of Amendment to Lease Agreement Between Lake County, Florida and Louis J. Formato Trust for County Health Department Space in Clermont to allow for an additional one-year term commencing May 1, 2008 and terminating April 30, 2009, with the option to renew for one additional year.  Commission District 2.
Tab 16For Information Only - Vested Rights Determinations for the Developments of Arbor Ridge, Drew's Landing, Drew's Estates, Pebble Creek, and Park Haven.  Commission Districts 2, 3, 4 and 5.





Karen Burt, Office Associate III                                                                       

Public Works/Road Operations


Jeffrey Coulthart, Firefighter/EMT                                                                   

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Scott Covington, Firefighter/EMT                                                                    

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Michael Dinkins, Librarian II                                                                            

Community Services/Library Services/Marion Baysinger Memorial Library


Debra Dyer, Tourism Specialist                                                                     

Tourism & Business Relations/Tourism


William Holtzman, Firefighter/EMT                                                                 

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Edward Johnson, Firefighter/Paramedic                                                        

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Robert Perry, Firefighter/Paramedic                                                              

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Matthew Roudabush, Firefighter/EMT                                                            

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Dennis Smolarek, Librarian I                                                                          

Community Services/Library Services/Cooper Memorial Library




Brenda Likely, Financial Analyst                                                                     

Community Services/Transportation Disadvantaged


Debra Padgett, Associate Plans Examiner                                                    

Growth Management/Building Services


Katherine Reardon, Animal Euthanasia Technician                                       

Public Safety/Animal Services




John Heffler, Senior Maintenance Worker                                                      

Community Services/Agricultural Education Services/Cooperative Extension Service


Gerald Langsdorf, Traffic Data Technician                                                    

Public Works/Engineering/Transportation


Susan Michaelsen, Commissioners Aide                                                     

County Commissioners Office/BCC Administrative Support


TWENTY YEARS - Held over from January & February’s meeting


Randy Jones, Battalion Fire Chief                                                                          

Public Safety/Fire Rescue

Tab 17Recognition of work done by United Way and Human Care Network.
Community Services
  Tab 18 Approval of the Updated Lake County Public Transportation System Safety Policy.
  Tab 19 Approve the Lake County ADA Paratransit Rider’s Guide.
  Tab 20 Approval of the BCC Charter Transportation Policy.
  Tab 21 Approval of the Interlocal Agreement between the BCC and City of Fruitland Park to sell LakeXpress Bus Passes.
  Tab 22 Approval of the Interlocal Agreement between the BCC and City of Leesburg to sell LakeXpress Bus Passes.
  Tab 23 Approval of the ADA application, guidelines, id card, and letters as required by the Federal Transit Administration.
Growth Management
  Tab 24 Staff requests approval and authorization to submit two (2) grant applications to Florida Communities Trust. Grants will partially reimburse County for properties that have been acquired.  Commission Districts 2 and 5.
  Tab 25 Approval to execute contract with WilsonMiller, Inc. consistent with the attached Scope of Services to perform financial feasibility analysis for proposed Comprehensive Plan required pursuant to 163.3191 Florida Statutes.
  PUBLIC HEARING - 9:00 A.M. or As Soon Thereafter
Tab 26 Approval of proposed ordinance amending Chapter 2, 3, and 9 of the Land Development Regulations to increase protection of residential uses impacted by industrial uses.
Tab 27 Appointment of individuals to upcoming vacant positions on the Parks, Recreation and Trails Advisory Board.
  A. County Attorney
Tab 28Approval of Resolution regarding property owned by Z.M.S.S., LLP needed for the CR 466 Road Widening Project.  Commission District 5.
  B. County Manager
  C. Commissioner Hill - Vice Chairman and District #1
  D. Commissioner Renick - District #2
  E. Commissioner Stivender - District #3
Tab 29Approval and execution of Proclamation proclaiming April 8, 2008 as Healthy Start Day.
  F. Commissioner Stewart - District #4
  G. Commissioner Cadwell - Chairman and District #5
Tab 30 Approval and execution of Proclamation proclaiming April 26, 2008 Beta Sigma Phi Founders Day.
Tab 31 Approval and execution of Proclamation proclaiming April 25, 2008 Salvation Army Day.

At this point in the meeting, the Board of County Commissioners will hear questions, comments, and concerns from the citizens of Lake County. Action will not be taken by the Board at this meeting but questions may be answered by staff or issues may be referred for appropriate staff action. If further action is necessary, the item may be placed on the agenda for further review and consideration. NOTE: Zoning or code enforcement matters which may be coming before the Board at a later date should not be discussed until such time as they come before the Board in a public hearing.


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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