November 20, 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.

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.

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November 20, 2007

9:00 A.M. Invocation
  Pledge of Allegiance
  Discussion regarding proposed revisions to today's Agenda.
Tab 1 Approval of the following Minutes:

     October 16, 2007 (Regular Meeting)

     October 23, 2007 (Regular Meeting)

Tab 2 Approval of Clerk of Courts' Consent Agenda (Items 1 through 6)
  1. Unclaimed excess proceeds for tax deeds totaling $65,688.35.

Recommendation:         Approval


Notice from Southwest Florida Water Management District of Second extension of Water Shortage Order 07-02; More stringent actions to be considered on November 30, 2007.


Recommendation: Acknowledge Receipt


Southwest  Florida Water Management District Five Year Water Resource Development Work Program, pursuant to Subsection 373.536(6)(a), Florida Statutes.


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


Meeting Notice – Southwest Water Management District Governing Board Meeting Agenda for October 30, 2007, to be held at 9:00 a.m., at the Sarasota Service Office, 6750 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, Florida 34240-9711, and Approved Minutes of the Meeting of the Governing Board, held on August 28, 2007.


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt


Ordinance No. 2007-31 from the City of Fruitland Park, annexing property into the City of Fruitland Park, in compliance with F.S. 171.044(3), which was adopted on October 25, 2007.


Passed and Ordained the 25th day of October, 2007, by the City Commission of the City of Fruitland Park, Florida.


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt




Excess fees returned to Board of County Commissioners from Clerk of Circuit Court, in the amount of $1,410,190.34.


Recommendation:         Acknowledge Receipt

  Tab 3 Approve Budget Change Requests and Unanticipated Revenue Resolution.
  1. Budget transfer – Facilities Expansion Capital Fund, Department of Facilities Development and Management.  Move funding from unallocated line to project 80023 (Judicial Center Expansion) line.  Funds are needed for costs of the commissioning agent that exceed the original budgeted amount.  Funds are available in unallocated Buildings per adopted Fiscal Year 2008 budget.
    2. Budget transfer – Transportation Disadvantaged Fund, Department of Community Services, Public Transportation Division.  Transfer $1,135,206 from the CTD Trips org code to a new org code for the Fixed Route (LakeXpress).  The Public Transportation Division is requesting a new org code to track expenses associated with the Fixed Route (LakeXpress).  Funds were originally budgeted in the CTD Trips org code.  This transfer will establish a new org code and budget.  Funds are available in the CTD Trips org code.
    3. Resolution to amend the Fire Control Fund in order to receive unanticipated revenue for Fiscal Year 2008 in the amount of $22,865 deposited into Hazard Mitigation Grant and provide appropriations for the disbursement for Grant Program Repair and Maintenance.  A Hazard Mitigation Grant was awarded to Lake County for the wind retrofit of Astor Fire Station #10, and Clermont Fire Station #112.
Community Services
 Tab 4For the Board to accept the FY 2007-08 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding Approval/Agreement, authorize the Chairman to sign it, and direct the Department of Community Services to implement the programs covered under the Agreement. The Chairman is requested to sign the three copies of the CDBG Funding Approval/Agreement.
 Tab 5For the Board to approve amendments to the FY 2003-06 Local Housing Assistance Plan.
Growth Management
 Tab 6Permission to advertise proposed ordinance changing Section 10.01.00 of the Land Development Regulations limiting the size of accessory structures in relation to the size of the principal structure.
 Tab 7Permission to advertise proposed ordinance changing Section 3.01.02 Classification of Uses, of the Land Development Regulations reducing the minimum width requirement for single family dwelling units.
 Tab 8FOR INFORMATION ONLY- NO ACTION REQUIRED. The Procurement Policy revisions enacted by the BCC on September 27, 2007 delegate authority to 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 to the BCC regarding such actions for a limited period of time. Various actions regarding inmate medical services falling within these informational reporting parameters are described below.
 Tab 9It is recommended that the board approves single source determination with Honeywell International, Inc. to provide an annual service repair and parts for the major digital controllers of the HVAC system.
Public Safety
 Tab 10

Approval for Department of Public Safety Fire Rescue Division to submit a grant to the United States Fire Administration to Firefighters Grant Program. Application period is October 22, 2007 through November 4, 2007 with awards given out early next year. Matching funds will be used from this years budget.

Public Works
 Tab 11 Request for authorization to submit Cost-Share Applications to St. Johns River Water Management District for the following drainage & water quality improvement projects: Acorn Road, Beverly Court and Porto Bello Avenue - Commission Districts 1, 2 and 5.
 Tab 12Approve agreement for change order to the intersection at CR 565A / SR 50 Intersection in the City of Groveland - Commission District 3.
 Tab 13Approve the Interlocal Agreement between Lake County and the Town of Astatula for the CR 561 Corridor Master Plan - Tracking # SDY 07019 CRC # RI-0702 - Commission District 2.
 Tab 14Approve scope for design proposal of Washington Ave. Drainage Improvements by Inwood Consulting Engineers. Tracking # STR 08003 -  Commission District 5.
 Tab 15Recommend approval of a resolution authorizing to raise the speed limit on Loghouse Rd (0835) from Priebe Rd west to CR 561 in Commission District 2, from 25 MPH to 35 MPH.
 Tab 16Accept the following approval and signature of resolution to advertise public hearing for Vacation Petition No. 1124-Lake 64, to vacate lots, tracts and unnamed right of way, in the Plat of Groveland Farms, in the Groveland area -   Commission District 2.
 Tab 17Approve and execute a purchase agreement with Michael A. Cortez, for right of way and authorization for the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners to sign any and all documents necessary for closing, in conjunction with the Lakeshore Drive (#1040) / Oswalt Road (#0840) / Loghouse Road (#0835) Intersection Project located in Clermont. Commissioner District 2.
 Tab 18Approve and execute a purchase agreement with Corbin and Bethyal Knox, and authorization for the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners to sign any and all documents necessary for closing, for property within the Forest Hills/Lake Mack Flood Buy Out Program. Commissioner District 5.
 Tab 19Approve changes made to executed Interlocal Agreement and authorize Chair to initial those changes.
Tab 20Presentation on Street Lighting Policy Guidelines.
Community Services
 Tab 21Consideration from the Board to accept the following items associated with the award from the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation Phase II of the Call for Grant Proposals: 1) Approval of the award an allocation of $85,676.78 from the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation (FHKC) Phase II of the Call for Grant Proposals – Project Name: “KidCare Outreach Project”. 2) Approval of two (2) full-time Community Access Counselor positions supported by the grant award an allocation. 3) Approval of Resolution for Unanticipated Revenue in amount of $85,677.
 Tab 22Approval of the transportation Standard Coordination Contract between the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and Zion Gates of Hope and Company.
 Tab 23Approval of the transportation Standard Coordination Contract between the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and Faith Group Home, Inc.
 Tab 24Approval of the Resolution supporting the restoration of the Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation Program and to keep the Medicaid transportation services within the Coordinated Transportation System.
Economic Growth And Redevelopment
 Tab 25 Approval of Incentive Package for Flowers Foods.
 Tab 26 Approval of Incentive Package for  Niagara Bottling Corporation.
Information Technology
 Tab 27Request approval to purchase the new countywide voicemail system from Southeast Telecom (SETEL) off of Sarasota County Bid # 5079.
 Tab 28It is recommended that the Board approve award to OEC Business Interiors, Inc, Designers West Interiors and Library Interiors of Florida, Inc to provide furniture, warehousing (if necessary) and installation of the furniture for the Cagan Crossing Library.
Public Works
 Tab 29Request approval to be cooperative partner with Southwest Florida Water Management District for the Big Prairie Watershed Management Plan - Commission Districts 2 and 3.
  PUBLIC HEARING - 9:00 A.M. or As Soon Thereafter
Tab 30Approval of Amended Budget to include purchase order and project carry-forwards from Fiscal Year 2007.
Tab 31Appointment of a citizen-at-large representative to the Comprehensive Health Care Committee to complete an unexpired term ending August 16, 2008 and serve a consecutive three-year term.
Tab 32Appointment of members to the Transportation Alternative Funding Task Force and appointment of a County Commissioner to serve as a non-voting liaison to the Task Force.
  A. County Attorney
Tab 33Approval to advertise proposed Ordinance relating to Chapter V-A, LDRs, entitled Necessary Public Services and Facilities regarding expiration date for the School Concurrency Ordinance.
  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
  G. Commissioner Cadwell - Chairman and District #5

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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