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					                   MINUTES OF THE CITY COMMISSION MEETING
                                 MAY 29, 2007

The City of Leesburg Commission held a re gular meeting Tuesday, May 29, 2007, in the
Commission Chambers at City Hall. Mayor Henderson called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
with the following members present:

                                   Commissioner Bill Polk
                                 Commissioner John Christian
                                 Commissioner David Knowles
                                 Commissioner Lewis Puckett
                                   Mayor Sanna Henderson


Others present were Interim City Manager (ICM) Jay Evans, City Clerk (CC) Betty Richardson,
City Attorney (CA) Fred Morrison, Deputy C ity Clerk (DCC) Diane Gibson Smith, the news
media, and others.

Commissioner Knowles gave the invocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

APPROVED CITY COMMISSION MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD
MAY 14, 2007 AND SPECIAL MEETING HELD MAY 9, 2007

Commissioner Puckett moved to approve the City Commission minutes of the regular meeting
held May 14, 2007. Commissioner Knowles seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Commissioner Puckett moved to approve the City Commission minutes of the special meeting
held May 9, 2007. Commissioner Christian seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

PRESENTATIONS:

Environmental Services Department Ray Sharp recognized Robert Beard for ten years of service
(Environmental Services Department).

Police Chief Chrisman recognized Melyssa Roe for fifteen years of service (Police Department).

HEARD PRESENTATION ON LEESBURG LIGHTNING BASEBALL TEAM
PREPARATION FOR OPENING JUNE 7, 2007 RECREATION & PARKS DIRECTOR
BRUCE ERICSON

Recreation & Parks Director (RPD) Bruce Ericson presented information on the upcoming
Lightning Baseball season. RPD Ericson reviewed the various “special nights” being planned
and distributed souvenir hats to the Commissioners and ICM Evans. RPD Ericson stated
$30,000 has been raised so far for this team and an additional $20,000 is expected.

Chuck Johnson, sponsor of the Lightning Baseball team, introduced the mascot for the team,
showed the uniforms, and invited the Commissioners to attend all the games. Mr. Johnson
reiterated the funds to bring the team to Leesburg were raised, not donated by the City. Leesburg
High Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring the concession stand. The Head Coach for the
Leesburg Lightning is Josh Holt and Jonathan Holt is a star pitcher.
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HEARD PRESENTATION ON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STANDARDS
(AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE) BY INTERIM CITY MANAGER
JAY EVANS

ICM Evans shared pictures of various architecture designs on commercial properties and what
could have been done if there were architectural design standards in place. The current Land
Development Code does not contain any architectural design standards. Often when a business
owner lives in the City, more care is taken with the design of a building. Better regulations on
architectural design can be placed in the Land Development Code. The Planning Commission
will review the revised regulations first and the City Commission will have the final approval.
ICM Evans stated staff needs a consensus on revising the current Land Development Code to
include architectural design standards.

Commissioner Christian questioned if the entire city would be subjected to architectural design
standards or would they only affect the corridors. ICM Evans stated the design standards would
mainly affect the corridor area, but staff may also want other areas such as planned unit
developments included.

Commissioner Christian stated his concern is adding costs that may make property unattainable.
ICM Evans agreed stating staff needs to have a strategy on where the architectural design
standards are implemented.

Mayor Henderson suggested starting a committee of citizens to help with this change. ICM
Evans agreed.

Commissioner Polk stated his concerns about the landscape. Commissioner Polk noted too much
landscaping is already required. Too much landscape may hurt the business by hiding its
location unless the location is well known.

Commissioner Christian suggested each situation be reviewed individually.

PROCLAMATIONS:

Mayor Henderson proclaimed May 29, 2007 as Joe Sellers Day by reading the proclamation in
its entirety. Mr. Sellers was present to accept the proclamation.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Commissioner Puckett moved to approve the Consent Agenda and Commissioner Polk seconded
the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

                     Commissioner Christian                Yea
                     Commissioner Knowles                  Yea
                     Commission Puckett                    Yea
                     Commissioner Polk                     Yea
                     Mayor Henderson                       Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission approved the Consent Agenda as follows:



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PURCHASING ITEMS:
1. Purchase Requisition #38060 for a change order to an existing purchase order to Siemens
   Water Technologies for the Environmental Services Department for $7,000.

RESOLUTIONS:

RESOLUTION 7916
A resolution of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida authorizing the Mayor and
City Clerk to execute a Lease Agreement between the City of Leesburg and DriveTime Car
Sales, Inc. for property at Leesburg International Airport; and providing an effective date.

RESOLUTION 7917
A resolution of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, authorizing the Mayor and
City Clerk to execute a Consent to Assignment of Lease among the City of Leesburg, Philip
Connor and Central Florida Avionics & Instruments, LLC; and providing an effective date.

RESOLUTION 7918
A resolution of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, authorizing and directing
the Interim City Manager to submit a grant application to the Secretary of State's Office of
Cultural and Historical Programs; and providing an effective date.

OTHER ITEMS: None

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

ADOPTED ORDINANCE 07-28 ACCEPTING THE UTILITY EASEMENT FROM
LAKELAND LAND COMPANY, A FLORIDA CORPORATION

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, Florida, accepting the utility easement from
       Lakeland Land Company, as grantor, to the City of Leesburg, as grantee,
       pertaining to land located in Section 23, Township 19 south, Range 24 east, Lake
       County, Florida; and providing an effective date.

Commissioner Christian moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Polk seconded the
motion.

Mayor Henderson requested comments. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Knowles                       Yea
                       Commissioner Puckett                       Yea
                       Commissioner Polk                          Yea
                       Commissioner Christian                     Yea
                       Mayor Henderson                            Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission adopted the ordinance.


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ADOPTED ORDINANCE 07-29 ACCEPTING THE UTILITY EASEMENT FROM
GORDON G. OLDHAM, III AS TRUSTEE

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, Florida, accepting a utility easement from
       Gordon G. Oldham III, as trustee, as grantor, to the City of Leesburg, as grantee,
       pertaining to land located in Section 29, Township 19 south, Range 24 east, Lake
       County, Florida; and providing an effective date.

Commissioner Knowles moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Polk seconded the motion.

Mayor Henderson requested comments. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Puckett                        Yea
                       Commissioner Polk                           Yea
                       Commissioner Christian                      Yea
                       Commissioner Knowles                        Yea
                       Mayor Henderson                             Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission adopted the ordinance.

ADOPTED ORDINANCE 07-30 ACCEPTING THE UTILITY EASEMENT FROM CRC
PROPERTIES

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, Florida, accepting a utility easement from
       CRC Properties, as grantor, to the City of Leesburg, as grantee, pertaining to land
       located in Section 33, Township 18 south, Range 24 east, Lake County, Florida;
       and providing an effective date.

Commissioner Christian moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Polk seconded the
motion.

Mayor Henderson requested comments. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Polk                           Yea
                       Commissioner Christian                      Yea
                       Commissioner Knowles                        Yea
                       Commissioner Puckett                        Yea
                       Mayor Henderson                             Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission adopted the ordinance.



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ADOPTED ORDINANCE 07-31 ACCEPTING THE UTILITY EASEMENT FROM
SHAKTI NARAIN AND BINDOO NARAIN

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, Florida, accepting the utility easement from
       Shakti Narain and Bindoo Narain, as grantor, to the City of Leesburg, as grantee,
       pertaining to land located in Section 14, Township 19 south, Range 24 east, Lake
       County, Florida; and providing an effective date.

Commissioner Polk moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Christian seconded the
motion.

Mayor Henderson requested comments. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Christian                     Yea
                       Commissioner Knowles                       Yea
                       Commissioner Puckett                       Yea
                       Commissioner Polk                          Yea
                       Mayor Henderson                            Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission adopted the ordinance.

ADOPTED ORDINANCE 07-32 ACCEPTING THE UTILITY EASEMENT FROM ST.
JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, Florida, accepting the utility easement from
       St Johns River Water Management District, as grantor, to the City of Leesburg, as
       grantee, pertaining to land located in Section 20, Township 19 south, Range 25
       east, Lake County, Florida; and providing an effective date.

Commissioner Knowles moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Christian seconded the
motion.

Mayor Henderson requested comments. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Knowles                       Yea
                       Commissioner Puckett                       Yea
                       Commissioner Polk                          Yea
                       Commissioner Christian                     Yea
                       Mayor Henderson                            Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission adopted the ordinance.


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ADOPTED ORDINANCE 07-33 REZONING APPROXIMATELY 1.18 ACRES
GENERALLY LOCATED ON EUCLID AVENUE AND 11TH STREET, IN SECTION
26-19-24 FROM CITY R-3 TO CIP ZONING, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS
CONTAINED IN EXHIBIT A (DAVID WIPPER)

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, Florida, rezoning approximately 1.18 acres
       generally located on Euclid Avenue and 11 th Street, lying in Section 26, Township
       19 south, Range 24 east, Lake County, Florida, from City R-3 (High Density
       Residential) to CIP (Commercial/Industrial Planned) subject to conditions
       contained in Exhibit A; and providing an effective date.

Commissioner Polk moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Puckett seconded the motion.

Commissioner Knowles stated this property is next to the Mote Morris house and the proposed
usage does not fit the neighborhood area. This rezoning should be rejected.

Commissioner Christian stated this property is located downtown where revitalization is needed.
The townhouses look nice and people will be moving to downtown and begin using the trail.
Commissioner Christian stated the applicant has proposed a good project to bring residential to
downtown.

Commissioner Knowles stated sewers are not connected as they need a liftstation.

Community Development Director (CDD) Laura McElhanon stated the maximum units allowed
are 18 units. Ownership versus rental will need to be answered by the owner. The road (alley)
will need to be dedicated to the City if the units are sold as individual units with land. If the
property units are sold as condominiums, then the road requirements are less.

Commissioner Polk questioned how the buildings were set without approval. CA Morrison stated
the Commission has the ability to vote for or against this rezoning. The building is there as a
temporary structure for 12 months. If the owner doesn’t obtain approval within the 12 months,
then the structure would need to be removed.

Debra Pierre, representative for the applicant, stated the maximum number of units is 16 due to
the road and a retention pond. These units will be sold for ownership at a price of $259,000 to
about $299,000. The square footage of the units ranges from 1520 to 1860 square feet. The
units are three to four bedrooms and two and ½ baths.

Commissioner Christian stated triplexes are located down the road from that area.
Commissioner Christian questioned if the Leesburg Partnership supports this project.

Dave Wipper, co-developer, stated the exteriors of the buildings can be modified. The units have
a wind rating up to 130 mph and are “green” built, so the units are more efficient. The units are
higher in quality than some other homes.

Commissioner Puckett stated this development is a recipe for a slum right in downtown. This
development needs to be reviewed carefully. Commissioners Polk and Christian disagreed
stating the expected unit prices limits the type of people who will be able to afford the properties.

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CDD McElhanon reminded the Commission of the need to, at a minimum, modify the number of
units to no more than 16 units.

Environmental Services Director Ray Sharp stated Euclid Avenue has a gravity sewer system
which this development should be able to utilize.

Commissioner Christian moved to amend the zoning to allow up to 16 units and require
changing the color to be conducive to historic area. Commissioner Polk seconded the motion.
Roll call was as follows:

                       Commissioner Puckett                       Nay
                       Commissioner Polk                          Yea
                       Commissioner Christian                     Yea
                       Commissioner Knowles                       Nay
                       Mayor Henderson                            Yea

The Commission approved amending the number of units allowed and added the requirement of
changing the color to be conducive to the historic area.

The roll call vote for the rezoning request was as follows:

                       Commissioner Polk                          Yea
                       Commissioner Christian                     Yea
                       Commissioner Knowles                       Nay
                       Commissioner Puckett                       Nay
                       Mayor Henderson                            Yea

Three yeas, two nays, the Commission adopted the ordinance.

ADOPTED ORDINANCE 07-34 ACCEPTING A WARRANTY DEED GIVEN BY
BENJAMIN GARCIA, JR. AND RONALD L. HART, JR. FOR LAND IN SECTION 22-
19-25, LOT 11 (LAKE HARRIS ESTATES)

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, Florida, accepting a warranty deed given
       by Benjamin Garcia, Jr., and Ronald L. Hart, Jr., as grantors, to the City of
       Leesburg, as grantee, pertaining to land located in Section 22, Township 19 south,
       Range 25 east, Lake County, Florida; and providing an effective date.

Commissioner Polk moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Christian seconded the
motion.

Mayor Henderson requested comments. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Christian                     Yea
                       Commissioner Knowles                       Yea
                       Commissioner Puckett                       Yea
                       Commissioner Polk                          Yea
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                       Mayor Henderson                              Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission adopted the ordinance.

ADOPTED ORDINANCE 07-35 AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 06-145 TO CORRECT
A SCRIVENER'S ERROR IN THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SERENBY
FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT FOR 127 ACRES ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF
CR 48, EAST OF BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH ROAD, IN SECTION 18-20-25 FROM
COUNTY URBAN EXPANSION TO CITY ESTATE RESIDENTIAL AND
CONSERVATION (SERENBY - ZOLTAN, KENNEDY, SELWAY FARMS)

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, amending
       Ordinance No. 06-145 to correct a scrivener’s error in the legal description for the
       amendment to the comprehensive plan for the City of Leesburg, Florida, changing
       the future land use map designation of certain property containing approximately
       127 acres and generally located on the south side of CR 48, east of Bethel Baptist
       Church Road, lying in Section 18, Township 20 south, Range 25 east, Lake
       County, Florida, from County Urban Expansion to City Estate Residential and
       Conservation; and providing an effective date (Serenby/Zoltan, Kennedy, Selway
       Farms)

Commissioner Polk moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Knowles seconded the
motion.

Mayor Henderson requested comments. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Knowles                         Yea
                       Commissioner Puckett                         Yea
                       Commissioner Polk                            Yea
                       Commissioner Christian                       Yea
                       Mayor Henderson                              Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission adopted the ordinance.

ADOPTED ORDINANCE 07-36 AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 06-150 TO CORRECT
A SCRIVENER'S ERROR IN THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE MOUKHTARA
FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT FOR 224 ACRES SOUTH AND EAST OF
LEWIS ROAD, WEST OF CR 468, SECTIONS 17 AND 20-19-24 FROM COUNTY
URBAN AND URBAN EXPANSION AND CITY INDUSTRIAL TO CITY ESTATE
DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND CONSERVATION (MOUKHTARA/TARA OAKS)

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, amending
       Ordinance No. 06-150 to correct a scrivener’s error in the legal description for the
       amendment to the comprehensive plan for the City of Leesburg, Florida, changing
       the future land use map designation of certain property containing approximately
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       224 acres and generally located south and east of Lewis Road, west of CR 468,
       lying in Sections 17 and 20, Township 19 south, Range 24 east, Lake County,
       Florida, from County Urban and Urban Expansion and City Industrial to City
       Estate Density Residential and Conservation; and providing an effective date
       (Moukhtara/Tara Oaks).

Commissioner Christian moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Knowles seconded the
motion.

Mayor Henderson requested comments. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Puckett                          Yea
                       Commissioner Polk                             Yea
                       Commissioner Christian                        Yea
                       Commissioner Knowles                          Yea
                       Mayor Henderson                               Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission adopted the ordinance.

DENIED ORDINANCE 07-37 AMENDING SECTION 22-181 PROVIDING FOR
WAIVERS OF UTILITY DEPOSITS FOR VACANT NON-RESIDENTIAL ACCOUNTS
TO REAL ESTATE BROKERS/AGENTS

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, Florida, amending Section 22-181 of the
       Code of Ordinances of the City of Leesburg, Florida; pertaining to utility deposit
       policies; providing for a waiver of non-residential utility deposits for real estate
       agents and brokers licensed in this State; providing for a conflict; providing a
       savings clause; and providing an effective date.

Commissioner Puckett moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Knowles seconded the
motion.

Commissioner Christian questioned if waiving the deposit was normal procedure. Finance
Director Bill Pfeilsticker stated waiving the deposit was requested by CM Stock. CA Morrison
stated this change only relates to licensed real estate brokers.

Commissioner Polk stated waiving the fee only for licensed rea l estate brokers is not fair to the
individual owners. Commissioner Knowles stated the difference is the intention of the real estate
broker is known, but the intention of the owner is not known for sure.

CA Morrison noted this request arose from a local real estate person trying to sell a restaurant. If
waiving of deposits is opened to all owners then there is no effective way to recover unpaid
utilities.

Mayor Henderson requested comments. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:
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                       Commissioner Knowles                        Nay
                       Commissioner Polk                           Nay
                       Commissioner Christian                      Nay
                       Commissioner Puckett                        Nay
                       Mayor Henderson                             Nay

No yeas, five nays, the Commission denied the ordinance.

ADOPTED ORDINANCE 07-38 AMENDING THE RETIREMENT PLAN FOR THE
GENERAL EMPLOYEES FOR THE CITY OF LEESBURG, ADOPTED PURSUANT
TO ORDINANCE NO. 03-57, AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED; AMENDING
SECTION 26 REEMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT AND ADDING SECTION 27,
DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, amending the retirement plan for the
       general employees for the City of Leesburg, adopted pursuant to Ordinance No.
       03-57, as subsequently amended; amending Section 26, Reemployment After
       Retirement; add Section 27, Deferred Retirement Option Plan; providing for
       codification; providing for severability of provisions; repealing all ordinances in
       conflict herewith and providing an effective date.

Commissioner Polk moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Puckett seconded the motion.

Mayor Henderson requested comments. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Christian                      Yea
                       Commissioner Knowles                        Yea
                       Commissioner Puckett                        Yea
                       Commissioner Polk                           Yea
                       Mayor Henderson                             Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission adopted the ordinance.

ADOPTED ORDINANCE 07-39 AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2006-07 BUDGET
FOR THE GENERAL, CAPITAL PROJECTS, AND ELECTRIC FUNDS AND
REALLOCATING THE 2004 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida amending
       the Fiscal Year 2006-07 1st quarter budget for the General, Capital Projects, and
       Electric Funds; reallocating the 2004 Capital Improvement Bond Funds; and
       providing an effective date.

Commissioner Knowles moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Puckett seconded the
motion.
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Mayor Henderson requested comments. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Knowles                      Yea
                       Commissioner Puckett                      Yea
                       Commissioner Polk                         Yea
                       Commissioner Christian                    Yea
                       Mayor Henderson                           Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission adopted the ordinance.

ADOPTED ORDINANCE 07-40 AMENDING SECTION 22-246 GAS SERVICE RATE
SCHEDULE

CC Richardson read the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, Florida, amending §22-246 of the Code of
       Ordinances pertaining to natural gas rates; increasing monthly charges for all
       classifications of customer; providing for annual inflation adjustment; changing
       the gross profit margin of the City; changing the calculation method for the fuel
       adjustment charge; repealing conflicting ordinances; providing a severance
       clause; and providing an effective date.

Commissioner Polk moved to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Knowles seconded the
motion.

Mayor Henderson requested comments. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Puckett                      Yea
                       Commissioner Polk                         Yea
                       Commissioner Christian                    Yea
                       Commissioner Knowles                      Yea
                       Mayor Henderson                           Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission adopted the ordinance.

INTRODUCED AN ORDINANCE REZONING APPROXIMATELY 3.2 ACRES
GENERALLY LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THOMAS AVENUE
AND CARVER DRIVE, IN SECTION 22-19-24 FROM CITY C-2 AND M-1 TO CIP
ZONING, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN EXHIBIT A. (C & S
INDUSTRIES)

Commissioner Puckett introduced the ordinance to be read, by title only. CC Richardson read
the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, Florida, rezoning approximately 3.2 acres
       generally located at the southeast corner of Thomas Avenue and Carver Drive,
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       lying in Section 22, Township 19 south, Range 24 east, Lake County, Florida,
       from City C-2 (Community Commercial) and M-1 (Industrial) to CIP
       (Commercial/Industrial Planned) subject to conditions contained in Exhibit A;
       and providing an effective date.

Mayor Henderson questioned the plan for the area. CDD McElhanon stated the owner is
expanding the building.

Mayor Henderson requested comments from the public. There were none.

INTRODUCED AN ORDINANCE REZONING APPROXIMATELY .48 ACRES
LOCATED ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH LONE OAK DRIVE AND
SOUTH STREET, IN SECTION 27 -19-24, FROM CITY R-1 AND R-2 TO RP
(KENDALL AND MONICA VANSANT)

Commissioner Puckett introduced the ordinance to be read, by title only. CC Richardson read
the ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, Florida, rezoning approximately .48 acres
       generally located on the northwest corner of South Lone Oak Drive and South
       Street, lying in Section 27, Township 19 south, Range 24 east, Lake County,
       Florida, from City R-1 (Low Density Residential) and R-2 (Medium Density
       Residential) to RP (Residential Professional); and providing an effective date.

Mayor Henderson stated a commercial building is already at this location. CDD McElhanon
stated she is not sure if the applicant will be demo lishing a building and rebuilding. This
rezoning request is consistent with other uses in the area.

Mayor Henderson requested comments from the public. There were none.

INTRODUCED AN ORDINANCE REZONING APPROXIMATELY .21 ACRES
LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF W. DIXIE AVENUE WEST OF PARK DRIVE,
IN SECTION 26 -19-24, FROM CITY R-2 TO RP (LESLI MARCHBANKS)

Commissioner Polk introduced the ordinance to be read, by title only. CC Richardson read the
ordinance, by title only, as follows:

       An ordinance of the City of Leesburg, Florida, rezoning approximately .21 acres
       generally located on the south side of W. Dixie Avenue, west of Park Drive, lying
       in Section 26, Township 19 south, Range 24 east, Lake County, Florida, from
       City R-2 (Medium Density Residential) to RP (Residential Professional); and
       providing an effective date.

Mayor Henderson noted this is vacant property.       CDD McElhanon stated this zoning is
consistent with other uses in the area.

Mayor Henderson questioned how the people will enter the parking. CDD McElhanon stated
entrance into the property is off Dixie Avenue.

Mayor Henderson requested comments from the public. There were none.

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ADOPTED RESOLUTION 7919 APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE HISTORIC
PRESERVATION BOARD

CDD McElhanon stated five people have applied for five openings. Only one new person has
applied.

Commissioner Knowles suggested the following appointments: Bob Bone to fill the opening left
by the resignation of Jim Hill whose term expires September 30, 2010; Bill Hayes to fill the
position of alternate with a term to expire September 30, 2010; John O’Kelley and Guy Ross to
be reappointed with terms expiring on September 30, 2009; and Mitch Smallwood to fill the
position left open by the resignation of Jack Hargrove whose term expires September 30, 2008.

Commissioner Puckett moved to submit the appointments as suggested and Commissioner
Christian seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.

Commissioner Puckett introduced the resolution to be read, by title only. CC Richardson read
the resolution, by title only, as follows:

       A resolution of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, appointing
       Mitch Smallwood as a regular member to the Historic Preservation Board to fill
       the vacancy created when Jack Hargrove resigned, said term to expire September
       30, 2008; appointing John O’Kelley and Guy Ross as regular members to the
       Historic Preservation Board, said terms to expire September 30, 2009; appointing
       William Hayes as an alternate member to the Historic Preservation Board, said
       term to expire September 30, 2010; and, appointing Robert Bone as a regular
       member to the Historic Preservation Board to fill the vacancy created when Jim
       Hill resigned, said term to expire September 30, 2010; and providing an effective
       date.

Commissioner Puckett moved to approve the resolution and Commissioner Polk seconded the
motion.

Mayor Henderson requested comments from the Public. There were none.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Polk                          Yea
                       Commissioner Christian                     Yea
                       Commissioner Knowles                       Yea
                       Commissioner Puckett                       Yea
                       Mayor Henderson                            Yea

Five yeas, no nays, the Commission adopted the resolution.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS:
   The following reports are provided to the Commission in accordance with the
   Charter/Ordinances. No action required.

1. Monthly Financial Report for April 2007

   Commissioner Polk requested the financial report be single sided rather than double sided.
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   ICM Evans stated the accounting staff will be making many changes over the next few
   months. More analysis will be included in the report.

CITY ATTORNEY ITEMS:

ADOPTED RESOLUTION 7920 APPROVING THE SEPARATION AGREEMENT AND
RELEASE FOR RON STOCK

CA Morrison noted the biggest change in the Ron Stock separation agreement and release is in
the amount. The difference in the amount is due to two items that the City would have had to
pay based on the contract.

Commissioner Puckett introduced the resolution to be read, by title only. CC Richardson read
the resolution, by title only, as follows:

      A resolution of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, authorizing
      the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a separation agreement and release between
      Ronald W. Stock and the City of Leesburg; and providing an effective date.

Commissioner Puckett moved to approve the resolution and Commissioner Christian seconded
the motion.

Commissioner Knowles stated the decision has been made. An unanimous vote will put this
situation behind the City and provide a clean start.

Commissioner Christian agreed stating the difference between the previous amount and this final
amount would be made up quickly. A clean start is important.

Commissioner Polk stated he doesn’t agree with the agreement.

The roll call vote was as follows:

                       Commissioner Christian                      Yea
                       Commissioner Knowles                        Yea
                       Commissioner Puckett                        Yea
                       Commissioner Polk                           Nay
                       Mayor Henderson                             Yea

Four yeas, one nay, the Commission adopted the resolution.

CITY MANAGER ITEMS:

1. ICM Evans stated he received a request by the Jaycees to re-establish use of former Jaycees
   building near the landfill. The ability for the Jaycees to use the building is not in question,
   however the building is currently used by Alcoholics Anonymous through Lifes tream.

   Commissioner Christian stated RPC Ericson has a schedule of the building usage.

   CA Morrison stated the Jaycees lease may not be legally valid. The Jaycees lost their charter
   in Florida.
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   Commissioner Knowles stated the Jaycees handed the building back to the City to use.

   RPD Ericson stated the Last House on the Block holds a lease on the building.

   Commissioner Puckett stated he does not have a problem with the Jaycees using the building.

   Matthew Beck, public relations with the Jaycees, stated the Jaycees are still shaping the
   program and are holding one official meeting on the first Thursday of each month. The
   Jaycees are requesting use of the house one night a week for now.

   Commissioner Puckett suggested ICM Evans bring back a schedule for the building at a later
   date.

2. ICM Evans stated the City is under a hiring free due to possible legislature changes. Some
   departments are short staffed as positions are not being filled. The Library is particularly
   challenged as the new building has two floors. The Library is currently down two and one
   half people. ICM Evans recommends closing the Library on Sundays. Additional changes
   may need to be made later on. All agreed to close the Library on Sunday and bring back
   information on patronage usage to make possible additional changes.

3. ICM Evans stated a citizen contacted him regarding a cement plant relocating to the southern
    Leesburg area within the County. The company has not been a good neighbor in south Lake
    County. The City does not have any recourse as the plant is looking at relocating within the
    County.

   Mr. Pete Leerdam, property owner of adjacent area (former Lasher property), stated the
   relocation of the plant is not a win- win situation for the city or citizens. Mr. Leerdam
   suggested forcing the plant to annex which would make them to go through an approval
   process. Mr. Leerdam showed various newspaper articles concerning this property.

   Commissioner Polk stated if you buy property next to an industrial site, then you know what
   to expect. If you buy next to an airport, you expect to hear airplanes.

   Commissioner Knowles stated the City has no recourse unless the property is annexed into
   the City.

   Commissioner Puckett left the meeting at 7:46 p.m.

   ICM Evans stated a letter could be written, but a substantive argument is needed. There is no
   substantive argument at this time.

ROLL CALL:

Commissioner Christian – questioned when a reuse plan for the old Library will be reviewed.
ICM Evans stated the usage can be discussed in the capital plans. No funding is available for
changes to the building. Commissioner Christian questioned a letter from Cecelia Bonifay
regarding a large scale comprehensive plan change. ICM Evans stated the problem was
addressed and staff has confirmed the information was sent 30 days prior. Ms. Bonifay is
confused on dates.

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Commissioner Knowles – stated the Leesburg Fire Department had an opportunity at Lincoln
Plaza to utilize the equipment at the airport fire station. Commissioner Knowles stated he is
seeing neighborhoods changing with more businesses coming in and the emergence of ugly
buildings. Positive steps were taken tonight.

Commissioner Polk – stated he is glad to see the Jaycees beginning again in Leesburg.

Mayor Henderson – stated she is correcting the size of the city expected submitted to the
myregion.org map. The service area should have been included. Leesburg is expected to be a
medium city instead of a small city. The new Library is beautiful. Leesburg now has a history
book.


Commissioner Knowles moved to adjourn the regular meeting. Commissioner Polk seconded the
motion and the regular meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.


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                                                           Mayor
ATTEST:

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City Clerk


_____Diane L. Gibson Smith
Recorder

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