Commission Meeting Draft Minutes

Commission Meeting Draft Minutes of the April 6, 2020 6 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Lady Lake Town Commission was held via teleconference with public attendance available in the Commission Chambers at Lady Lake Town Hall, 409 Fennell Blvd., Lady Lake, Florida with Mayor Jim Richards presiding. The meeting convened at 6 p.m.

A. Call to Order

Mayor Jim Richards

B. Invocation

Moment of Silence

C. Pledge of Allegiance

D. Roll Call

Commissioner (Ward) Present via Teleconference
Hannan (Four) YES
Kussard (One) YES
Holden (Two) YES
Vincent (Three) YES
Richards (Five) YES

STAFF PRESENT

Kris Kollgaard, Town Manager; Derek Schroth, Town Attorney; John Pearl, I.T. Director; Thad Carroll, Growth Management Director; C.T. Eagle, Public Works Director; Mike Burske, Parks and Recreation Director; Pam Winegardner, Finance Director; Maureen Gochee, Human Resource Director; Marsha Brinson, Library Director; Captain Jason Brough, Lady Lake Police Department; Carol Osborne, Staff Assistant; Julia Harris, Staff Assistant to Town Manager; Nancy Slaton, Deputy Town Clerk

E. Public Comment

Mayor Richards asked if anyone had any comments.

David Sirdar of Fruitland Park had several comments regarding attending meetings at different municipalities and environmental concerns.

F. Proclamation

1. Proclamation April as Water Conservation Month (Mayor Richards / C.T. Eagle)

Mayor Richards read the proclamation proclaiming April as Water Conservation Month.

2. Minutes — March 2, 2020 — Special Commission Meeting

3. Minutes — March 2, 2020 — Regular Commission Meeting

4. Consideration of the 2020 Concurrency Report (Thad Carroll)

(The background summary for this agenda item is on file in the Clerk’s Office.)

5. Conveyance of Sewer Infrastructure from Sun Communities Finance LP for Improvements Constructed within Water Oaks Country Club Estates, Located at the Intersection of Highway 27/441 and County Road 25, Addressed as 106 Evergreen (Alternate Key 3538951) (Thad Carroll)

(The background summary for this agenda item is on file in the Clerk’s Office.)

Commissioner Kussard made a motion to approve Consent Items G-2 through G-4. Commissioner Holden seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 4 to 0 (Commissioner Hannan off-line temporarily).

H. Old Business

No old business.

I. New Business

J. Town Attorney's Report

6. Ordinance 2020-01 (Second and Reading) — An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 2016-17, Pertaining to the Town of Lady Lake Land Development Regulations Chapter 17 — Sign Regulations; Amending Sections 17-1 — Purpose and Intent, 17-2 — Permitting Requirements, 17.3 — General Requirements, 17-4 — Permanent Signs, 17-5 — Temporary Uses And Special Event Signs, and 17.7 — Prohibited Signs (Thad Carroll)

Town Attorney Derek Schroth read the ordinance by title only.

Growth Management Director Thad Carroll presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office).

Mayor Richards asked if there were any questions or comments from the Commissioners or the public. Hearing none, he asked for a motion.

Upon a motion by Commissioner Kussard and a second by Commissioner Holden, the Commission approved the first reading of Ordinance 2020-01 by the following roll call vote:

Commissioner Present
Hannan YES
Kussard YES
Holden YES
Vincent YES
Richards YES

7. Ordinance 2020-02 (Second and Final Reading) — An Ordinance Renewing the Franchise Agreement with Duke Energy (Pam Winegardner)

Town Attorney Derek Schroth read the ordinance by title only.

Finance Director Pam Winegardner presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office). She noted that the Clerk’s Office requested that the second and final reading come back to the Commission due to statutory advertising requirements that were not met prior to the March 2nd meeting.

Mayor Richards asked if there were any questions or comments from the Commissioners or the public.

David Sirdar of Fruitland Park stated he is in favor of this agreement with Duke Energy.

Mayor Richards then asked for a motion.

Upon a motion by Commissioner Hannan and a second by Commissioner Holden, the Commission approved the second and final reading of Ordinance 2020-02 by the following roll call vote:

Commissioner Present
Hannan YES
Kussard YES
Holden YES
Vincent YES
Richards YES

8. Resolution 2020-101 (First and Final Reading) — Declaration of Local State of Emergency (Kris Kollgaard)

Town Attorney Derek Schroth read the resolution by title only.

Town Manager Kris Kollgaard presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office).

Mayor Richards asked if there were any questions or comments from the Commissioners or the public. Hearing none, he asked for a motion.

Upon a motion by Commissioner Holden and a second by Commissioner Kussard, the Commission approved the second and final reading of Resolution 2020-101 by the following roll call vote:

Commissioner Present
Hannan YES
Kussard YES
Holden YES
Vincent YES
Richards YES

K. Town Manager's Report

9. Consideration of Two Reappointments to the Police Pension Board (Kris Kollaard)

Town Manager Kris Kollgaard presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office).

Mayor Richards asked if there were any questions or comments from the Commissioners or the public. Hearing none, he asked for a motion.

Commissioner Holden noted that both of these members are very good.

It was the consensus of the Commission (5 to 0) to reappoint William Farley and John Schmied to the Police Pension Board for another two year term.

10. Consideration of Three Reappointments to the Town of Lady Lake Library Board (Kris Kollgaard)

Town Manager Kris Kollgaard presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office).

Mayor Richards asked if there were any questions or comments from the Commissioners or the public. Hearing none, he asked for a motion.

It was the consensus of the Commission (5 to 0) to reappoint Dorothy Grubb, Reverend Dr. Paul Harsh, and Dr. Lily Kliot to the Library Board for another two year term.

L. Mayor and Commissioner's Report

Mayor Richards asked if any of the Commissioners had anything to report.

Commissioner Kussard thanked the employees for all they did to get through this pandemic; especially John Pearl, I.T. Director, for all he did to set up the laptops for the teleconference.

Commissioner Holden stated he has received a complaint about kittens being kept in an office of Town Hall.

Town Manager Kris Kollgaard explained that there is one employee who has a degree in Animal Science who helps out Animal Control by fostering newborn kittens and keeping them in her office when feeding every few hours is necessary. She stated they are kept in a crate and are not running around and are too young to use a litter box. She stated she has not received any complaints from employees in Town Hall.

Mayor Richards asked that Ms. Kollgaard monitor the situation and if other complaints are received, the issue may be revisited.

Commissioner Vincent asked Ms. Kollgaard if any employees have been furloughed due to the Covid-19 event.

Ms. Kollgaard replied that no employees have been furloughed and many are working from home using laptops to check emails and retrieving voice mails and returning calls. Some Growth Management employees are rotating shifts and working reduced hours to reduce exposure.

Commissioner Vincent commended Pam Winegardner on all her hard work to retrieve reimbursements from FEMA for the events from years ago. Mayor Richards also commended Ms. Winegardner.

M. Public Comments

Mayor Richards asked if there were any comments from the audience.

David Sirdar of Fruitland Park spoke again on issues important to him regarding plastic bags, etc.

N. Adjourn

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:31 p.m.

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Kristen Kollgaard, Town Clerk

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Jim Richards, Mayor

Minutes transcribed by Nancy Slaton, Deputy Town Clerk