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For immediate release - August 10, 2005

Lake County Commission ‘digs’ ceremonies for new projects

TAVARES — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners pulled off an unusual feat this week as they attended ground-breaking ceremonies for two highly touted public projects.

Ag Center Groundbreaking
Ag Center Groundbreaking Lake County Commissioners and distinguished guests turn shovels of dirt for new projects at the Agricultural Center ( top) and the South Lake Trail (above).

“It speaks volumes about the determination and vision of this County Commission,” said Commissioner Bob Pool about the double ceremonies in one week. “You’re going to see more of these in the near future.”

On Monday, Lake County Commissioners and guests turned golden shovels of dirt in the Agricultural Center courtyard for a $1.2 million renovation project that that will feature construction of a new lobby, classroom, restrooms and a covered driveway at that facility.

On Wednesday, commissioners and guests were digging again for the long-anticipated South Lake Trail project. Construction of the $2 million, 5-mile trail from 1354 N. Hancock Road to the Orange County line will complete a connection from the 5.5-mile Lake Minneola Scenic Trail/Clermont Trail to the 22-mile West Orange Trail. Both projects, the Agricultural Center and South Lake Trail, are expected to be completed in about nine months.

With an increasing population to serve, Lake County Government is diligently working to provide exemplary services to all Lake County residents. Many future projects of the County aim to increase services, including four new fire stations planned for the next two years and a South Lake Connector that will connect Lakeshore Drive to Citrus Tower Boulevard.


Contact information:
Christopher Patton
Communications Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445

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