September 06, 2011

Jennifer Hill, Chairman Darren Gray, County Manager
Leslie Campione, Vice Chairman Neil Kelly, Clerk to the Board
Sean Parks, District #2 Sanford A. Minkoff, County Attorney
Jimmy Conner, District #3  
Welton G. Cadwell, District #5  




Regular meetings of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners are held on the first, third and fourth Tuesdays of each month (starting at 9 a.m.) in the Board Chambers of the Lake County Administration Building, located at 315 W. Main Street, Tavares.

Board workshops, if needed, are held on the second Tuesday of each month and could be located at various venues throughout the County. To view workshop meeting locations, or for more information on upcoming meetings, visit, or call (352) 343-9888.


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.




September 06, 2011

9:00 A.M. Invocation
  Pledge of Allegiance
  Discussion regarding proposed revisions to today's Agenda.





Rhoda Apfelbeck, Welcome Center Worker

Economic Development & Tourism


James Brown, Mobile Irrigation Team Leader

Public Resources/Agricultural Education Services/Lake Soil & Water Conservation


Kenneth Dawson, Equipment Operator IV

Public Works/Solid Waste Division


Kelly Hansen, Welcome Center Worker

Economic Development & Tourism


James Joiner, Mobile Irrigation Team Member

Public Resources/Agricultural Education Services Division/Lake Soil & Water Conservation


Edward “Doug” Woodyard, Telecommunications Director

Information Technology/Telecommunications Division



Earl “Ken” Harley, Public Transportation Division Director

Community Services/Public Transportation Division



Kathy Jo Craig, Office Associate III

Public Works/Solid Waste Division


David Hansen, Public Lands Program Manager

Public Resources/Parks & Trails Division/Public Lands Management



Gerald Bramlett, Mosquito Control Inspector

Public Works/Funding & Production Division/Mosquito Management




Lake County Arts & Cultural Alliance

Ms. Kace Montgomery for service from 2007-2011

John Ernest for service from 2010-2011

Mary Kay McGuire for service from 2009-2011


Capital Facilities Advisory Committee

Dennis M. Sargent for service from 2010-2011


Lake County Children’s Services Council

Ralph Smith for service from 2008-2011

Lorrie Ann Simmons for service from 2005-2011


Lake County Library Advisory Board

Joseph Quinn for service from 2009-2011

Joanne C. Close for service from 2008-2011


Parks, Recreation & Trails Advisory Board

Hugh A. Davis, II for service from 1999-2011


Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee

Carmen Cullen for service from 2003-2011

Priscilla Getchell for service from 2009-2011


Lake County Zoning Board

James Gardner for service from 2004-2011

Scott Blankenship for service from 2004-2011





Tab 1

Approval of the following Minutes:


     July 19, 2011 (Regular Meeting)

     July 26, 2011 (Regular Meeting)

    August 2, 2011 (Regular Meeting)


At this point in the meeting the Board of County Commissioners will hear questions, comments and concerns from the citizens. If the issue raised is not on today’s agenda, action will not be taken by the Board at this meeting unless the Board votes to add the item to today’s agenda. Questions may be answered by staff, or referred for appropriate staff action. If further action is necessary, the item may be placed on a future Board agenda.

Zoning and code enforcement matters cannot be discussed during the public comment period. Procurement matters not scheduled to be heard by the Board today also cannot be discussed during the public comment period.

Public comment shall be limited to 3 minutes per person.




Tab 2

Approval of Clerk of Courts' Consent Agenda (Items 1 through 7)



List  of warrants paid prior to this meeting, pursuant to Chapter 136.06 (1) of the 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.



Copy of Ordinance 2011-12 from the City of Mount Dora which was adopted by the Mount Dora City Council on August 16, 2011 and which pertains to the annexation of property located south of Old Eustis Road/US Hwy 441 and east of Morningside Drive, pursuant to Chapter 171.044(3) Florida Statutes, along with cover letter transmitting same.



Copy of Resolution 2011-08 indentifying the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 meeting schedule for Estates at Cherry Lake Community Development District.  This meeting schedule is being submitted to you pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida Statutes.



Copy of Resolution 2011-10 indentifying the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 meeting schedule for Cascades at Groveland Community Development District.  This meeting schedule is being submitted to you pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida Statutes.



Copy of the Greater Lakes/Sawgrass Bay Community Development District Resolution 2011-10 indentifying the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 meeting schedule for the Greater Lakes/Sawgrass Bay Community Development District pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida Statutes.



Request to acknowledge receipt of a list of property placed on the Lands Available List.  Lake County has until October 31, 2011 to purchase property from Lands Available List before it is available to the public.



Copy of the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Standard Format Tentative Budget Submission, pursuant to Section 373.536, Florida Statutes.

Community Services
 Tab 3Approval of the FY 2010/2011 Annual State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Report covering FY 2008/2009, FY 2009/2010, and FY 2010/2011 housing activities and funding, and approval and signature on the necessary certifications.
County Manager
 Tab 4Request authorization to fill three (3) positions within Public Works/Road Operations Division: one Special Projects Coordinator position, one Equipment Operator III position, and one Road Maintenance Operator position. (The total fiscal impact for these three positions is $117,442.)
 Tab 5Request for approval of, and authorization for the Chairman to sign, resolutions providing for certification of the assessment roll for the Greater Groves Municipal Service Benefit Unit, Greater Hills Municipal Service Benefit Unit, Greater Pines Subdivision, Picciola Island Subdivision, Valencia Terrace Subdivision and Village Green Subdivision providing for certified copies; providing for adoption of resolution; and providing for an effective date.
 Tab 6It is recommended that the Board (1) declare the items on the attached list(s) 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.
 Tab 7Request authorization to fill two (2) vacant Environmental Waste Technician positions within the Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division. (Fiscal impact is $79,058.)
Economic Development And Tourism
 Tab 8Request BCC approval to solicit and accept sponsorships for the Lake County Economic Development Summit to be held on Monday, November 14, 2011 in Lake County. No fiscal impact is anticipated.
Employee Services
 Tab 9Recommend approval of budget transfer of funds (total of $145,000.00) from Reserves for Operations to Claims Payments - Liability and Claims Payments - Workers' Compensation in anticipation of a liability settlement ($45,000.00) and to offset the remaining Workers' Compensation and Property & Liability claims expenses ($100,000.00).
Public Safety
 Tab 10Approval for Department of Public Safety Fire Rescue Division to submit to the United States Fire Administration Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Application period is August 15th through September 9th with awards given out prior to the end of the year. 20% matching funds will be identified in the FY20011-12 budget should the grant be awarded. Fiscal impact: $86,000 (County portion: $17,200 / Grant funding: $68,800).
Public Works
 Tab 11Request approval of and authorization for the Chairman to sign a resolution providing for certification of the assessment roll for the Special Assessment for the paving, grading, curbing, and drainage of Diane Drive and Lisa Drive in Lake County. There is no fiscal impact.
 Tab 12Request to advertise for CR-44 Intersection with CR-44 Leg A at an estimated cost of $586,000.00; [$481,000.00 from the Road Impact Fee Benefit District 3-Infrastructure-Construction and $105,000.00 from Renewal Sales Tax Capital Projects PW-Resurfacing]. Commission District 1. Fiscal Impact is $586,000.00.
 Tab 13Recommend approval and signature on a resolution authorizing the posting of a "YIELD" sign on Hermitage Drive (8898F) where it intersects with 10th Street (8898C) in northeast Lake County, Commission District 5. No fiscal impact.
 Tab 14Approve Arthropod Control FY11/12 Certified Budget Fiscal Impact is $18,396
 Tab 15Request approval of a resolution to change CR-42 “Part” (from SR-19 to a point 1,055 feet East) to Lake King Road and request approval of a resolution to change Bent Tree Road “Part” (from SR-19 to a point 440 feet East) to CR-42. Commission District 5. No fiscal impact.
 Tab 16Approve school speed zone flasher signal maintenance at locations identified in Exhibit A. There is no fiscal impact.
Tab 17Approval of termination of Lease Agreement with Munroe Sarvis for storage space for the Lake County Sheriff's Office.  Fiscal Impact $3,240
Tab 18Request that the BCC order the 2011 tax toll to be extended prior to completion of the Value Adjustment Board hearings. There is no fiscal impact.
Tab 19Approval of Lease Agreement with Strong Brothers, LLC for Tax Collector office space located at 1340 Citizens Boulevard, Leesburg. Fiscal Impact: $34,656.00
Tab 20Approval and execution of lease agreement between Lake County and the Lake Agriculture and Youth Fair Association, Inc. for use of the Lake County Expo Center/Fairgrounds and buildings from March 30, 2012 through April 18, 2012.
Tab 21Approval of Lease Agreement between Lake County and J. W. Brooks, Inc. for Health Department for Warehouse Space AND approval of Interlocal Agreement Between Lake County and Lake County Health Department for Reimbursement to Lake County for Health Department Warehouse Space.  Fiscal Impact $34,100 - approximately
Tab 22Approval of Settlement Agreement between Textron Financial Corporation and Neil Kelly, Clerk of the Circuit Court. Total Fiscal Impact is $45,000.00
Tab 23Presentation by the Lake County Health Department.
Tab 24Acknowledgement of the Distinguished Service Award (both state and local) given to Stephanie Glass, Teen Court Coordinator, from the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency.
Tab 25Approval of the County’s Property, Liability, Workers’ Compensation and Risk Insurance coverage effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012. It is recommended that the County proceed with a flat-fee broker compensation arrangement and select Option B which would increase the named windstorm deductable from the current 2% to 5%. Selecting Option B would slightly decrease by $9,283 the FY11/12 total cost from the FY10/11 total cost of risk insurance. Approval is requested to allow, as in the past, the Procurement Services Director authority to sign the appropriate forms necessary to bind the coverages associated with this agenda item. Fiscal impact is $1,081,344.
Tab 26This will serve as the public announcement to mark the 10th anniversary of September 11th terrorist attacks against the United States. (No action needed; no fiscal impact.)
  PUBLIC HEARING - 9:00 A.M. or As Soon Thereafter
Tab 27Presentation, Approval and Signature of Lake County Library System Long Range Plan of Service, 2011-2016. No fiscal impact.
PUBLIC HEARING - 5:05 P.M. or As Soon Thereafter
Tab 28Adopt a tentative millage rate for Lake County General Countywide Levy, the Lake County Voter Approved Debt Levy, the Lake County MSTU for Ambulance and Emergency Services Levy, the Lake County MSTU for Stormwater, Parks and Roads Levy, and the Lake County Fire Rescue MSTU Levy; adopt a tentative budget for the County; and announce that the final public hearing to finalize the budget and adopt the millage rates will be held on September 20, 2011 at 5:05 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers at the Lake County Administration Building, 315 West Main Street, Tavares, Florida.
Public Resources
 Tab 29Approval and signature of the "Cooperative Management Agreement for the S.R. 455 Entrance Trailhead" with the St. Johns River Water Management District. There is no immediate fiscal impact.
Public Works
 Tab 30Request for approval and signature of Unanticipated Revenue Resolution (URR) for the Landfill Enterprise Fund. The fiscal impact is $180,000.
  A. County Attorney
  B. County Manager
Tab 31Discussion of 2012 Legislative Priorities.
  C. Commissioner Hill - Chairman and District #1
Tab 32Discussion regarding County Manager and County Attorney evaluations.
  D. Commissioner Parks - District #2
  E. Commissioner Conner - District #3
  F. Commissioner Campione - Vice Chairman and District #4
  G. Commissioner Cadwell - District #5
Tab 33Approval and execution of Proclamation congratulating IBM on their 100th Year Anniversary.

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.


Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceeding should contact the Department of Facilities Development and Management at (352) 343-9760, 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.