Commission Meeting Minutes
Minutes of the June 1, 2020 6 pm Commission Meeting
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
Moment of Silence
C. Pledge of Allegiance
D. Roll Call
|Commissioner (Ward)||Present via Teleconference|
Kris Kollgaard, Town Manager; Derek Schroth, Town Attorney; John Pearl, I.T. Director; Thad Carroll, Growth Management Director; C.T. Eagle, Public Works Director; Pam Winegardner, Finance Director; Marsha Brinson, Library Director; Chief Robert Tempesta and Detective Butch Purdue, Lady Lake Police Department; Carol Osborne, Staff Assistant; and Nancy Slaton, Deputy Town Clerk
E. Public Comment
Mayor Richards asked if anyone from the public had any comments. There were no comments.
1. Minutes — May 18, 2020 — Special (Conceptual) Commission Meeting
2. Minutes — May 18, 2020 — Regular Commission Meeting
3. Consideration of Application for the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG C & D) (Robert Tempesta) (The background summary for this agenda item is on file in the Clerk’s Office.)
Mayor Richards asked if there were any questions or comments from the Commissioners. He asked that it be noted in the minutes that although Commissioner Hannan was present during the start of the regular meeting on May 18th, he lost his connection early on in the meeting.
Commissioner Kussard made a motion to approve Consent Items F-1 through F-3, with the revision to the May 18th regular meeting minutes as requested by the Mayor. Commissioner Holden seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5 to 0.
G. Old Business
No old business.
H. New Business
4. Consideration of the Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe Major Modification to Site Plan — MJM 03/20-001 ― Proposing to Redevelop and Expand from 5,939 Square Feet of Existing Retail to a Total of 9,532 Square Feet of Retail Gross Lease Area — Featuring 430 Square Feet of Office Area; 5,015 Square Feet of General Retail; 1,000 Square Feet of Furniture Retail, and 3,085 Square Feet of Storage Area; with 42 Parking Spaces; Referenced by Alternate Key Numbers 1131448, 1131430, 1131421, and 1260345 (Thad Carroll)
Growth Management Director Thad Carroll presented the background summary for this agenda item. Michael Pape of Michael Pape & Associates, Keith Riddle of Riddle Engineering, and Richard Campbell, representing Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe, were present via teleconference.
Mayor Richards asked if there were any questions or comments from the Commissioners or the public.
Commissioner Kussard commented on the report by Fire Inspector Kerry Barnett. She asked if the new building will be connected to the old building since the report noted that a fire door may be needed ad there is no sprinkler system in the old building at present.
Mr. Carroll stated these comments were made for site plan review, and they will be revisited in depth during the building plan review.
Mr. Keith Riddle of Riddle Engineering stated that the new building will have a sprinkler system, and the site plan review comments will be taken into consideration during the building planning stage.
Commissioner Kussard made a motion to approve the Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe Major Modification to Site Plan — MJM 03/20-001 as presented and with waivers as requested. Commissioner Holden seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5 to 0.
I. Town Attorney's Report
5. Resolution 2020-104 (First and Final Reading) — Declaration of Qualifying Dates for the Office of Town Commissioner for Wards Two and Four for the November 3, 2020 General Election; and Authorization to Request that the Lake County Supervisor of Elections Conduct the Election (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 Kussard and a second by Commissioner Holden, the Commission approved the first and final reading of Resolution 2020-104 declaring the qualifying dates for the November 3, 2020 General Election by the following roll call vote:
J. Town Manager's Report
Town Manager Kris Kollgaard reported that the next Commission meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers on June 15th with social distancing being practiced.
Ms. Kollgaard noted that Lake County is under a mandatory curfew from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. until further notice.
K. Mayor and Commissioner's Report
Mayor Richards asked if any of the Commissioners had anything to report.
Commissioner Vincent stated he would like to have a special Commission meeting to discuss economic and other housekeeping items. He stated he would like to have the auditor give information and strategies regarding future plans which would benefit Town constituents.
Ms. Kollgaard requested that Commissioner Vincent send an email to herself and the Commissioners regarding his request for a special meeting.
Mayor Richards noted that the reserves total almost 50% of the Town’s budget and is there to see the Town through times like these. He stated perhaps a special workshop could be scheduled on June 15th prior to the regular Commission meeting. He stated Commissioner Holden has also requested that whether there is a need for more apartment complexes in Lady Lake be discussed at a special workshop and this could be part of the discussion.
Commissioner Holden asked when Town employees will go back to their regular schedule.
Ms. Kollgaard replied that staff is scheduled to return to their regular work schedules on June 15th. She noted that although staff has been rotating into the office, those not in the office have been working remotely from home.
L. Public Comments
Mayor Richards asked if there were any comments from the audience. There were no comments.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.
s/ Kristen Kollgaard, Town Clerk
s/ Jim Richards, Mayor
Minutes transcribed by Nancy Slaton, Deputy Town Clerk