September 23, 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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September 23, 2008

9:00 A.M. Invocation
  Pledge of Allegiance
  Discussion regarding proposed revisions to today's Agenda.
  Tab 1 Approve Budget Change Request and Unanticipated Revenue Resolution.
  1. Budget transfer – Public Transportation Fund, Department of Community Services, Public Transportation Division.  Transfer $60,000 from Contractual Services [Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD) Trips] to Contractual Services (Fixed Route).  On November 20, 2007, the Board of County Commissioners approved a request to establish a new account code so revenues and expenses for the fixed route service could be tracked.  At the time, approval to begin the new Mount Dora route had not been granted; therefore sufficient funds were not transferred to the new account code.  This transfer will pay for Fixed Route services for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2007-08.  Funds are available in the CTD Trips account code. This change will not affect the ability to provide Paratransit trips.
    2. Budget transfer – General Fund, Office of Budget.  Transfer $9,923 from Reserve for Operations to Other Current Charges ($585) and Operating Supplies ($9,338).  A transfer is needed to cover costs incurred by the Department of Public Safety related to the Deerhaven Wildfire.  Costs include $9,338 in fuel for fire fighting equipment and the balance for ancillary operating costs to support the operation.  Funds available in Reserve for Operations.  After this transfer, the balance in the Reserve for Operations account will be $293,367.
    3. Resolution to amend the General Fund in order to receive unanticipated revenue for Fiscal Year 2007-08 in the amount of $4,468 deposited into Donations and provide appropriations for the disbursement for various operating expenses.  VolunteerLake has received donations to assist in funding programs, activities and events specifically for volunteers.
    4. Resolution to amend the General Fund in order to receive unanticipated revenue for Fiscal Year 2007-08 in the amount of $3,761 deposited into Surplus Furniture/ Fixtures/ Equipment/ Sales and provide appropriations for the disbursement for Operating Supplies.  Unanticipated Revenue will be received from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control, for the sale of surplus property.
Environmental Utilities
 Tab 2Approval of Amendment: a) amending the Arthropod Control FY 07/08 Certified Budget due to unanticipated revenue from vehicle & surplus equipment sales, and b) transferring $3,288 from Travel & Per Diem, $853 from Books, Dues and Pubs, and $1,693 from Capital Outlay in order to purchase more chemicals for adulticiding.
 Tab 3It 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.
Public Safety
 Tab 4Request approval of the Amendment to the 1988 Cooperative Agreement between Lake County and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Forestry to provide fire protection for 364,914 acres of forest and wild land acreage in Lake County. 
 Tab 5Lake County Department of Public Safety Communications Systems Division requests approval of the attached Tower License Agreement between Lake County and COX Radio, Inc. in support of the Countywide radio communications system.
 Tab 6Lake County Department of Public Safety Communications Systems Division requests approval of the Leased Fiber Agreement between Lake County and City of Leesburg in support of the Countywide radio communications system.
 Tab 7Approve application to the E911 Board for a Grant for a Regional Routing System and approve the State-provided E911 Networking Agreement. Both of these documents are in use today and approved by the Department of Management Services (DMS).
Public Works
 Tab 8Approval of the Sale and Purchase Agreement between Lake County and Ronald C. Merkley Estate, authorize Chairman to execute closing documents and approve budget amendment.  Commission District 2.
 Tab 9Request authorization to accept the final plat for Harbor Hills Phase 6A and all areas dedicated to the public as shown on the Harbor Hills Phase 6A final plat, accept a check in the amount of $97,720.00, and execute a Developer’s Agreement for Construction of Improvements between Lake County and Harbor Hills Development LP, d/b/a Harbor Hills Ltd. Harbor Hills Phase 6A consists of 70 lots and is located in Section 13, Township 18 South, Range 24 East. Commission District 5.
Tab 10Approval to execute the Right of Entry Agreement between Lake County, Basic Real Estate, L.L.C., and Hotspur Properties, L.L.C. for CR 466 Segment A. Project (Parent Tract of Parcel 311).
 Tab 11Approval of resolution adopting fee schedules for Fiscal Year 2008-09.
Economic Growth And Redevelopment
 Tab 12Approval and signature on Master Agreement for Fiscal Year 2008-2009 between the Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida, Inc. (EDC) and Lake County.
 Tab 13Approve the renewal of the excess loss insurance with Symetra Life Insurance Company.
  PUBLIC HEARING - 9:00 A.M. or As Soon Thereafter
Tab 14Public Hearing on Vacation Petition No. 1138, Edward E. Holmes & Abbie E. Holmes, to vacate a right of way in the Plat of Groveland Farms, and approval and execution of resolution. Commission District 2.
PUBLIC HEARING - 5:05 P.M. or As Soon Thereafter
Tab 15 Approve the final millage rate for the 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. Approve the final Fiscal Year 2008-09 budget for Lake County and adopt the budget resolution.
Tab 16Ratification of Harriette Mann and Mary Annie Morse Nutt as the 2008 Women's Hall of Fame inductees as selected by the Women's Hall of Fame Committee.
  A. County Attorney
  B. County Manager
  C. Commissioner Hill - Vice Chairman and District #1
  D. Commissioner Renick - District #2
  E. Commissioner Stivender - District #3
  F. Commissioner Stewart - District #4
Tab 17Approval and execution of Proclamation proclaiming October 3, 2008 as PASSIONATELY PINK DAY FOR THE CURE for breast cancer awareness, presented by the Susan G. Komen for for the Cure - Central Florida Affiliate.
Tab 18Approval and execution of Proclamation proclaiming October 2008 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Lake County.
Tab 19Approval and execution of Proclamation proclaiming October 2008 as Residents' Rights Month.
  G. Commissioner Cadwell - Chairman and District #5
Tab 20Approval to proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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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