Commission Meeting Minutes

Commission Meeting Minutes of the February 3, 2020 6 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Lady Lake Town Commission was held 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

By Father John Kelly of the St. George Episcopal Church

C. Pledge of Allegiance

D. Roll Call

Commissioner (Ward) Present
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; Thad Carroll, Growth Management Director; C.T. Eagle, Public Works Director; Mike Burske, Parks and Recreation Director; Pam Winegardner, Finance Director; Chief Rob Tempesta, Lady Lake Police Department; Maureen Gochee, Human Resource Director; Wendy Then, Senior Planner; and Nancy Slaton, Deputy Town Clerk

E. Public Comment

Mayor Richards asked if anyone had any comments. There were no comments.

1. Minutes — January 22, 2020 — Commission Workshop Meeting

2. Minutes — January 22, 2020 — Special (Conceptual) Commission Meeting

3. Minutes — January 22, 2020 — Commission Meeting (Special)

4. Consideration for the Town to Co-Sponsor the Fourth Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest for the Villages Elementary School Students with the FGUA (C. T. Eagle) (The background summary for this agenda item is on file in the Clerk’s Office.)

Mayor Richards asked if any of the Commissioners had any questions regarding the consent items, and hearing none, asked for a motion.

Commissioner Kussard made a motion to approve Consent Items F-1 through F-4. Commissioner Vincent seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5 to 0.

G. Old Business

No old business.

H. New Business

5. Consideration for Town Staff to Apply for the Lake County Water Authority Stormwater Treatment Grant for Funding of a Stormwater Master Plan (C.T. Eagle) (Mike Burske)

Public Works Director C.T. Eagle 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. There were no questions or comments.

Commissioner Kussard made a motion to approve applying for the Lake County Water Authority Stormwater Treatment Grant for funding of a Stormwater Master Plan. Commissioner Holden seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5to 0.

I. Town Attorney's Report

6. Ordinance 2019-23 (Second and Final Reading) — An Ordinance Amending Chapter 10.5 — Police Pension Benefits (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 stated there have been no changes to the ordinance since first reading.

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

Commissioner Vincent asked if someone employed under these conditions will receive a 1099 or if they will get any paid holidays.

Ms. Winegardner stated the employee will receive a W-2, but no benefits.

Commissioner Holden also confirmed that any re-hired part-time employee will be paid at an hourly rate and would not receive any benefits to include the wellness plan, holidays, etc.

Ms. Winegardner reiterated that no part-time employees receive benefits of any kind.

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

Upon a motion by Commissioner Kussard and a second by Commissioner Hannan, the Commission approved the second and final reading of Ordinance 2019-23 by the following roll call vote:

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

J. Town Manager's Report

Town Manager Kris Kollgaard reported that the next Commission meeting would fall on February 17th, 2020, which is Presidents’ Day. She asked if the Commissioners would agree to hold the meeting on Wednesday, February 19th, instead. The Commissioners were in agreement with this.

Ms. Kollgaard stated that she is waiting to hear back from members of the Lady Lake Cemetery Association regarding dates that they would be available to meet with the Commission for a workshop.

Mayor Richards stated one of his concerns the administration of the cemetery and that someone would have to be available to meet people there.

Ms. Kollgaard stated she has contacted some of the other municipalities and has requested their budgets for their cemeteries for comparison.

Ms. Kollgaard reported that she relayed the Town’s offer to Ms. Taylor regarding her property but has not received a response to date.

K. Mayor and Commissioner's Report

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

Commissioner Kussard commented that the students from the Villages Charter School were very enthusiastic during the mock Commission meeting last week. She stated their participation was fantastic.

Commissioner Vincent reported on current legislation that would affect municipalities’ ability to regulate long-term and short-term rentals by ordinance. He suggested the Town send correspondence against this legislation.

Ms. Kollgaard suggested the Town could do a resolution which would show the Town is against this type of legislation.

Commissioner Hannan reported he received notification on the Burt Harris Act which has gone to the Senate. He stated he emailed the Senators regarding this act.

L. Public Comments

Mayor Richards asked if there were any comments from the audience. There were no comments.

M. Adjourn

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:12 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