October 23, 2007

Welton G. Cadwell, Chairman Cindy Hall, County Manager
Jennifer Hill, Vice Chairman Sanford A. Minkoff, County Attorney
Elaine Renick, District #2 James C. Watkins, 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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October 23, 2007

9:00 A.M. Invocation
  Pledge of Allegiance
  Discussion regarding proposed revisions to today's Agenda.
  Tab 1  Approve Budget Change Request and Direct Pay Request.

Resolution to amend the Sales Tax Capital Projects Fund in order to receive unanticipated revenue for Fiscal Year 2006/2007 in the amount of $44,375 deposited into Interest including Profit on Investment and provide appropriations for the disbursement for improvements Other Than Buildings.  The County received interest earnings, which will be recorded for the purpose of capital project expenditures.


Approval of request from Public Safety for payment of expenditures from the COPS Funded Interoperable Communications Equipment Grant.  The request exceeds the County Manager’s approval limit of $25,000.  Total payment is for $195,261.00. 

Growth Management
 Tab 2Approve low and very-low income impact fee waivers as refunds to lenders on behalf of qualified individuals.
 Tab 3It 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 to sign vehicle titles.
 Tab 4 For Information Only - No action required: The procurement policy and procedure revisions enacted by the BCC on September 25, 2007 allow for the County Manager to complete certain individual purchase actions in excess of $25,000 under “term and supply contracts”. At the BCC meeting on October 2, 2007, there was discussion regarding a need to provide information in advance to the BCC regarding such actions for at least a limited time period. Two such actions are now in process.

1. Stormwater engineering to replace failing infrastructure along Black Boss Circle

2. Audit services to support various construction projects

 Tab 5Recommendation is made to award a contract to Z-Coffee Corporation for the Cafe at Cagan's Crossing Community Library. The Agreement is for rent for the leased premises, five percent (5%) commission of pre-tax gross revenue to be paid to Lake County Board of County Commissioners. The term of this Agreement is for twelve (12) months with an additional four (4) one (1) year periods.
 Tab 6It is recommended that the board approve and execute a contract with Florida Hurricane Products, Inc. to provide installation of hurricane resistant wind windows and doors to Fire Station #10 and #112. The cost of the contract is not to exceed $68,652.00.
 Tab 7It is recommended that the board approve and execute a contract with Savage Fire Protection, Inc. to provide fire sprinkler installation at the Public Records Center located at 122 East Main Street, Tavares. The cost of the contract is not to exceed $87,000.00.
 Tab 8It is recommended that 1) the Board approve term and supply contract award to Freeman's Home Improvement, LLC. to provide roadside mowing and litter removal for Lake County roads and 2) authorize the Procurement Services Director to execute the award section of the bidding document. The initial annual cost of the contract is $129,166.17
 Tab 9It is recommended that the board approve and execute a contract with Harry's Painting and Enterprises, Inc. to provide sealing and painting at the Lake County Detention Center and Prelude building located at 551 W. Main St., Tavares. The cost of the contract is not to exceed $224,451.00.
Public Safety
 Tab 10Lake County Department of Public Safety Fire Rescue Division requests approval of the update to the 2002 Interlocal Agreement for Automatic Aid between Lake County and the City of Umatilla.
Public Works
 Tab 11 Request authorization to award (# 2824) Dewey Robbins Road Clay to Pave Project No. 2007-01, Bid No. 07-0119, to Art Walker Construction, Inc., in the amount of $576,832.78, and encumber and expend funds in the amount of $576,832.78 from the Road Impact Fee Fund for Benefit District 4. Commission District 3.
 Tab 12 Recommend approval of a resolution authorizing to raise the speed limit on CR 448A (3064) from 35 MPH to 45 MPH from CR 448 to Duda Road in Commission District 3.
 Tab 13 Accept the following maintenance bonds associated with the construction of the Groveland North/South Collector Road, now known as Wilson Lake Parkway: $265,163.07 from Levitt & Sons of Lake County, $35,515.83 from America's First Home, LLP, and $23,765.57 from America's First Home, LLP. Commission District 2.
 Tab 14 Request to advertise for bids for Countywide Resurfacing Project #2008-01 at an estimated cost of $1,327,557.19 from Sales Tax Capital Projects - Roads Fund.
 Tab 15 Request authorization to award #8165 Keene Road Phase II Project No. 2006-11 and CR 450A Sidewalk Project No. 2007-03, Bid No. 07-0120, to Art Walker Construction, Inc., in the amount of $776,657.83 and encumber and expend $670,652.93 from Renewal Sales Tax Capital Projects Roads and $106,004.90 from Renewal Sales Tax Capital Projects Sidewalks. Commission District 5.
 Tab 16 Request authorization to release a performance bond for construction of improvements in the total amount of $11,675,499.00 that was posted for Bella Collina. Bella Collina consists of 496 lots and is located in Section 11, Township 22 South, Range 26 East, Commission District 3.
Tab 17

Approval of interlocal agreement between Umatilla and Lake County regarding the water system.

Tab 18

Approve 2008 Legislative Positions and Authorize Chairman to Present Lake County's Positions to the Lake County Delegation on October 31, 2007.

Community Services
 Tab 19Review and consideration of submission of 2007 Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant Program - Planning Grant. Lake County Board of County Commissioners would serve as lead agency with LifeStream Behavioral Center, Inc. serving as sub-recipient/service provider.
Public Works
 Tab 20Approval to send letter signed by the Chairman to the FDOT on the alignment of CR 46A


  A. County Attorney
Tab 21

Approval of an agreement between Lake County in its capacity as the Community Transportation Coordinator and LYNX to provide two fixed–route bus networks operating in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole County.

  B. County Manager
  C. Commissioner Hill - Vice Chairman and District #1
Tab 22

Approval and execution of Proclamation proclaiming November, 2007 as Epilepsy Awareness Month in Lake County. 

  D. Commissioner Renick - District #2
  E. Commissioner Stivender - District #3
  F. Commissioner Stewart - District #4
  G. Commissioner Cadwell - Chairman and District #5
Tab 23

Approval of proclamation, proclaiming November 13, 2007 as James C. Watkins Day in Lake County.


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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