November 01, 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.




November 01, 2011

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




Joyce “Jane” Allen, Expo Center/Fairgrounds Program Manager

Public Resources/Fairgrounds


Eric Anderson, Senior Landfill Supervisor

Public Works/Solid Waste Division


Jason Armstrong, Trades Crew Leader

Public Resources/Parks & Trails Division


Glenn Bidwell, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Andrew Boris, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Lorraine “Honey” Brown, Office Associate II

Conservation & Compliance/Probation Services


Dana Canty, Firefighter/Paramedic

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Gregory Connell, Equipment Operator III

Public Works/Road Operations/Maintenance Area II (Minneola)


Cameron Gegelman, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Christopher Gerbig, Firefighter/Paramedic

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Jason Green, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Timothy Greenough, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Glen Guzman, Code Enforcement Supervisor

Conservation & Compliance/Code Enforcement Services


Gayla Haight, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Paul Homick, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Jason Miller, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Keith Perry, Firefighter/Paramedic

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Leon Platt, Information Systems Division Manager

Information Technology/Information Systems Division


Ryan Robbins, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Jeffrey Sacco, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Heather Searcy, Firefighter/Paramedic

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Allan Selph, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Isaias Sepulveda Rivera, Laboratory Associate

Public Works/Engineering Division/Laboratory & Hydrogeology


Scott Summers, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Daniel Wallace, Firefighter/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Christopher Ward, Firefighter/Paramedic

Public Safety/Fire Rescue


Stanley Wilson, Code Enforcement Officer

Conservation & Compliance/Code Enforcement Services




Robert Henderson, Equipment Operator III

Public Works/Road Operations/Maintenance Area III (Umatilla)


Dennis Martino, Equipment Operator III

Public Works/Road Operations/Maintenance Area I (Leesburg)




Dondre Collins, Park Ranger

Public Resources/Parks & Trails Division


Harrie Edwards, HLC Gardens Landscape Technician

Public Resources/Agricultural Education Services




Bruce Talbott, Firefighter/Mechanic

Public Safety/Fire Rescue




Thomas Mitchell, Fire Lieutenant/EMT

Public Safety/Fire Rescue




Sue Carroll, GIS Project Coordinator

Information Technology/Geographic Information Services


T.E.A.M. Award


Lake County Fire Rescue Honor Guard


Michell Bass, Fire Lieutenant/Paramedic

Michael Bass, Fire Lieutenant/Paramedic

James B. Blackwell, Fire Inspector

Christopher Croughwell, Battalion Fire Chief

Jeffrey Fabi, Firefighter/EMT

Jack Garofono, Firefighter/Paramedic

Gary Gratz, Firefighter/EMT

Gayla Haight, Firefighter/EMT

Jeffrey Hurst, Firefighter/EMT

Valerie Ligi, Firefighter/EMT

Chris Merz, Firefighter/Paramedic

Thomas Mitchell, Jr., Firefighter/Paramedic

Glen Nicol, Firefighter/Paramedic

Jay N. Ryon, Firefighter/EMT

Steven Race, Fire Captain





Tab 1

Approval of the following Minutes:


     September 13, 2011 (Special 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 Annual Financial Audit Report for Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2010 for the Cascades At Groveland Community Development District, pursuant to Section 11.45 and Section 198.418, Florida Statutes.



Copy of letter from Shangri-La By The Lake Utilities, Inc. dated October 3, 2011 to the Florida Public Service Commission withdrawing the Assisted Rate Case for Docket No. 110130-WS and requesting that this docket be closed.



Annual Financial Audit Report for the Fiscal Year ended September 30, 2010 for the Estates At Cherry Lake Community Development District, pursuant to Section 11.45 and Section 189.418, Florida Statutes.



Copy of Ordinance 2011-11-M from the City of Clermont adopted by the City Council on September 27, 2011 which annexes a vacant parcel of land into the City limits.



Annual Budget for FY 2011-2012 for the City of Eustis.



Copy of Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Fiscal Year 2011-2012 budget which was adopted by the Governing Board on September 27, 2011, pursuant to Section 373.536(6)(a)(1), Florida Statutes.





Community Services


Tab 3

Approval and signature of the authorizing Resolution by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners for the issuance of Multi-Family Housing Revenue Bonds by the Orange County Housing Finance Authority in an amount not to exceed $10,500,000.00 for the purpose of financing the proposed development "Fountains at Waterside Pointe" to be located in Groveland, Lake County, Florida. There is no fiscal impact.


Tab 4

Approval and signature to amend the LYNX Agreement allowing LYNX to continue operating the Vanpool Program in Lake County. There is no fiscal impact.


Tab 5

Approval and signature on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Lien and Note for Easter Seals Florida, Inc., in the amount of $29,508.00 for water tank installation at Camp Challenge. There is no fiscal impact.


County Manager


Tab 6

Approve Fiscal Year 2011 budget change request and resolutions to reconcile budgeted to actual expenditures in accordance with County Policy LCC-36 and best financial practices. Fiscal impact is $219,565


Tab 7

Request authorization to fill one (1) Public Information Officer position within the Office of Information Outreach. Fiscal impact is $64,299


Facilities Development And Management


Tab 8

Requesting permission to demolish mobile home portion including attached porch of the Lake County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) Astor Substation, and perform repairs to existing site built structure resulting from demolition. Fiscal impact estimated at $15,000


Public Resources


Tab 9

Request approval to complete the necessary environmental studies, permitting and mitigation processes on the south area of Pine Forest Park. Request approval to prepare design and construction bid documents for the construction of sport fields and support facilities on the south area of Pine Forest Park. Request approval to construct the sport fields in phases and as funding becomes available. The estimated fiscal impact in FY2012 is $95,000 for design, mitigation, and site preparation.


Public Works


Tab 10

Approve and accept the list of public right of way deeds that have been secured in conjunction with roadway and / or stormwater projects. No fiscal impact. Commission Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.


Tab 11

Approve and execute Interlocal Agreements and City Annexation Petitions with the City of Clermont for the annexation of the following roads or portions of roads: Portions of Hancock Rd. (#1254); N. Hancock Rd. (#1354); and Hartwood Marsh Rd. (#0854); CR50 (Old Hwy. 50); CR 561A (Lake Minneola Shores); Steve’s Rd. (#1248); Hooks St. (#1346); and Citrus Tower Blvd. (#1350) and all of Excalibur Rd. (#1248B). No fiscal impact

Tab 12Approval of renewal of Lease Agreement Between Lake County and Strickland Warehouses, LLC for Supervisor of Elections Support Center. Fiscal impact $152,113.94
Tab 13Approval and execution of contract between the District Five Medical Examiner's Committee and Dr. Barbara Wolf for Medical Examiner Services. The Fiscal impact is $780,059.12.
Tab 14 Recommendations of the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee regarding alternative funding for transportation projects
  A. County Attorney
  B. County Manager
  C. Commissioner Hill - Chairman and District #1
  D. Commissioner Parks - District #2
Tab 15Approval and execution of Proclamation proclaiming the month of November 2011 as Hospice Month in Lake County.
  E. Commissioner Conner - District #3
  F. Commissioner Campione - Vice Chairman and District #4
  G. Commissioner Cadwell - 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.


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.