December - Lake County

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December - Lake County

Reaching Out to OurDiverseCommunityThe provision of information and servicesto over 230,000 peoplethroughout our 1,157 square miles ispackaged in many formats. Technologyadvances, communicationimprovements, and proactive policydecisions have paved ways for Countyservices to reach all of our citizens.E911, telecommunications and cabletelevision programs enable communicationamong all public safety agenciesand the public, thus providing criticalservices to all citizens and visitors.Over 300 E911 calls are dispatched ona daily basis. A proposal to upgradethe system’s hardware is currently underwayand will provide the basis forgeographically locating wireless E911calls for emergency service. EnvironmentalServices has also installedstate-of-the-art technology to maintaina publicly accessible interactive databasethat identifies many aspects of ourwater basin, monitors water quality, andtracks water issues.Light Up Lake - Administration BuildingThe merger of the Lake County LibrarySystem with the Leesburg Public LibrarySystem provides citizens fullresource sharing capabilities includinga combined library catalog, books-bymailservice, and inter-library loans.The boundaries of our accessible resourcesnow include a seven-countyregion. Marion and Seminole countiesand Lake Sumter Community College


SundayMondayNovemberJanuarySuM TuW ThF SaSuM TuW ThF Sa1 2 3 4 5 617 8 9 101112131415161718192021222324252627161718192021222829302 3 4 5 6 7 89 10111213141523 2430 31 2526272829DecemberTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 1011BCC Meeting 9:00 A.M.Hanukkah1213141516171819202122232425Saturdaywere added to our list of reciprocal borrowingpartners in 2003. Originalparticipating counties are Orange, Osceola,Polk and Volusia. The LakeCounty Library System currently holds471,114 items and logged 793,000 visitslast year.As development and citizenry expand,Lake County continues to initiate programsto accommodate growth. Weare working with all fourteen LakeCounty municipalities on the creationof joint planning agreements. Thesepartnerships will lay the groundwork tobetter plan for growth as well as to providefor a logical transition betweencounty and city regulations.In the midst of commercial and residentialdevelopment, we remain attuned tosafeguarding our natural and rural environments.Committees and studiesare actively exploring methods of protectingenvironmentally sensitive landsand maintaining the health of the Wekivaspringshead. The creation of apermanent committee dedicated toenvironmental land acquisition hasbeen approved. Also, a study hasbeen completed which identifies a processto preserve the uniquecharacteristics of the Mount Plymouth/Sorrento areas.BCC Meeting 9:00 A.M.262728293031Christmas DayDiversity is Lake County’s signature. Itis our commitment to ensure that thediversity of the interests of our citizens,our geography, and our culture is maintainedat the highest level of serviceattainable.BCC Meeting 9:00 A.M.

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