MINUTES OF regular MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY commissioners
monday, january 7, 1957
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, January 7, 1957, at ten o’clock a.m., with the following present: Chairman Singeltary; Commissioners Cowart, Hooten, Simpson, and Lightfoot; Attorney Duncan; and Clerk Owens.
The Board was called to order by Chairman Singeltary.
The minutes of the meetings of December 3rd, 13th, and 29th were adopted as read.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried:
DISTRICT NO. 1 – Willie Mae Barrett, Leesburg, for $15 was dropped from the list; Aaron Ward, Rt. 1, Box 224, Leesburg, was granted $15 per month; and Mrs. Cora White, 404 ½ Palmetto Street, Leesburg, was granted $10 per month.
DISTRICT NO. 2 – No changes were made.
DISTRICT NO. 3 – Roland Miller Fund was increased for $10 per month; Mrs. Agnes Truesdale, 916 N. Grandview Avenue, Mount Dora, was increased $15 per month for care of Mrs. Mary Graves; and Willie Seate, Steppe’s Ranch Market, Tavares, was granted $20 per month.
DISTRICT NO. 4 – Mrs. R. C. Jarvis was increased $30 per month for care of Mrs. Daisy Fox, making a total of $40 including all medicine for her.
DISTRICT NO. 5 – Mrs. Truesdale was granted $40 per month for care of Ida Eherhard and also $40 per month for care of Mrs. Annie Finel.
notary public and firearm bonds
Clerk Owens reported he had approved since the last regular meeting the following Notary Public Bonds with American Surety Company of New York: Gladys Boorde 12-12-56, D. J. Booth 12-13-56, Delphia Norman 12-14-56; and with American Fire & Casualty Company the following: B. T. Tiller 12-17-56.
The Board approved the following bond for carrying firearms: D. T. Larabee for carrying a pistol made by Smith & Wesson of 32 calibre and numbered 592059 and license issued.
The Board approved the following bonds for Deputy Sheriffs, with Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company for $1,000 each:
James L. Yates John A. Blount George J. White, Jr. George M. Ober
Douglas B. Sewell Reuben E. Hatcher Charlie F. Prevatt Samuel G. Bryant
Clarence W. Jones A. O. McAlister James C. Orr D. M. Pearce
Noel E. Griffin, Jr. Marvin M. Smith Charlie T. Hooten Welbon F. Law
Edward M. Lovell William E. Hamner George D. Craw Lucious G. Clark
Malcolm V. McCall A. B. Bauknight Silas L. Cason Andrew J. Groves
Charles C. Trawick
And for $10,000 each the following Deputies: Margaret M. Hickman and Robert H. Roof.
A delegation from Mount Dora and Sylvan Shores, namely George Bissell, Jack Groves, Arthur Jewell, T. H. McKinney, E. G. Rice, George Amory, Frank Kemp, John Coat, C. H. Norris, A. E. Whitside, J. B. Bond, Joe Scitters, James A. Spillatore, Perry Brinker, L. G. Bennett, Paul Oberhelmer, John Mueller, J. M. Arters, Charles Kennedy, Marion Kennedy, R. C. Mohler, Gladys Mohler, D. A. Blair, L. B. Ritter, A. C. Smith, E. H. Gunnerson, Nina Gunnerson, Eva Clayton, W. J. Godtel, appeared before the Board regarding the routing of Road 441 through Mount Dora and Sylvan Shores. Mr. Godtel, as spokesman for the delegation, stated a group of home owners in Mount Dora and Sylvan Shores presented a petition signed by over 500 residents and resolutions from the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce and City Council to the State Road Department stating objections to Road 441 crossing Lake Gertrude, as it would be a nuisance and too much noise, would cut in two the residential section of Sylvan Shores, the land values adjacent thereto would decrease, and that said area would no longer be desirable for residences as have now been built throughout said areas. The delegation left with the Board to be forwarded to Mr. Dial, Member, Road Board, Fifth District, a resolution signed by William J. Godtel, Chairman Citizens’ Committee; a resolution by the City Council of Mount Dora; and a resolution of the Chamber of Commerce of Mount Dora. Commr. Singeltary informed the delegation that he attended the Road Board meeting in Ocala, and the Road Board member told the people there would be a public meeting before a definite decision is arrived at, and Commr. Singeltary stated he thinks that same will be true in Mount Dora before a decision is made as to the route of Road 441. The delegation asked that the Board of County Commissioners pass a resolution in line with the resolutions presented. Commr. Singeltary did not think a resolution from this Board would have any effect on the State Road Department.
Mr. H. L. Pringle appeared before the Board and left an application to vacate a part of the Plat of Pfahl Addition to Leesburg, returning from lots to acreage. Mr. Pringle was advised he would have to have an opinion or his binder before the Board could accept the Plat. Therefore, all papers were filed to bring to the next regular meeting.
Mr. Moorhead of Ocala sent in the Plat of Forest Campsites Revised and was advised that the Board cannot accept this if Mr. Vernor has sold any lots as per the original plat. If he wants to file this Plat, it will have to have title insurance showing that Mr. Vernor owns the land and has not sold any of it.
Mr. Harold Peters appeared before the Board regarding the change of name of the Plat from Seminole Village to Normandy Wood; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Lightfoot, seconded by Commr. Hooten, the Plat of Normandy Wood was approved, subject to title insurance and that the motion adopted on October 1, 1956 approving the Plat of Seminole Village upon presentation of title insurance be and the same is hereby rescinded. The opinion of John Cherry, Attorney, on the Plat of Normandy Wood was filed.
Mr. Francis L. Zoller presented the Plat of Southland Subdivision for approval. Mr. Duncan stated the title to the land is OK and the land is high and dry; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Plat of Southland Subdivision was approved.
Clerk Owens reported that John May of Inland Abstract and Title Company presented to him on December 27, 1956 Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation Policy No. Z-408-890 on the Haines Creek Heights Plat.
Mr. E. T. Hall and Mr. Floyd Irwin appeared before the Board and presented the Plat of Florida Hills and was advised by the Board they should have 100 feet right of way, 50 feet on each side, in Sections 4, 5, and 8, Township 18 South, Range 29 East. Mr. Duncan suggested that appraisers be appointed to appraise the land, approximately 3 ½ acres. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following were appointed to appraise the right of way in Sections 4, 5, and 8, Tp. 18, SR 29, as soon as possible and also appraise the right of way on Road 44 from the bridge at Crows Bluff to Cassia, being identified as State Road 44, Sec. 1111-107: John A. Murray, Emory Dillar, and Howard Getford.
Mr. Townsend and Mr. Larabee appeared before the Board regarding the extension of Haines Creek Road and were advised when they secure the rights of way, the Board will take action on the Report of Viewers. On a motion by Commr. Lightfoot, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following was appointed for Viewers for the extension of the Haines Creek Road: George McDonald, T. D. Larabee, and L. R. Busk.
bids for purchase of dragline for mosquito control work
Notice having been advertised for the purchase of a dragline for mosquito control work, the following bids were received:
FLORIDA EQUIPMENT COMPANY, Orlando
One model 205 Koehring heavy duty dragline, delivered price Tavares $19,153.00
With discount for cash, net price $18,195.35
If traded P&H model 105 truck crane, allowance of $ 9,153.00
Net price after trade $10,000.00
CHAPMAN MACHINERY, Tampa
One New Model K-12 Insley ½ cubic yard crawler mounted dragline
Total price F.O.B. Lake County, without trade-in $18,241.00
FINLEY & ASSOCIATES, INC., Lakeland
105 AC Quick-Way ½ cubic yard Crawler mounted Dragline $16,619.00
MOODY & SONS, Tampa
Model 617 Unit Crawler mounted Diesel powered Dragline FOB Tavares $18,070.00
Trade-in on P & H truck crane $ 8,270.00
Net bid after trade $ 9,800.00
Alternate bid, same as machine as above Item 1, no trade-in $16,996.00
If 26” shoes wanted in lieu of 22” add 360.00
If 30” shoes waned in lieu of 22” add 750.00
If ½ cu. Yd. perforated dragline bucket wanted add 750.00
WEST INDIA EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC., Miami
One Lorain model L-15 ½ cu yard dragline, delivered Lake County,
including allowance P & H machine $13,060.00
BROOKS MACHINERY, INC., Jacksonville
One model P&H dragline 155-A $18,940.50
Less trade allowance on P&H model 105 truck crane $10,000.00
Delivered price $ 8,940.00
If Cat D-311 diesel engine preferred, add 170.00
If 11’ 9” tracks preferred in place of 10’3” tracks add 843.38
GRAZE DEMPSEY, INC., Jacksonville
1 Bucyrus-Erie, Model 15B, ½ cu yard dragline, FOB Lake County $17,600.45
The above bids were taken under advisement and referred to the Health Department for consideration with the recommendation, however, of trading in the used P&H dragline.
bids for purchase of 1,000 tons of crushed stone
Notice having been advertised for the purchase of 1,000 tons of crushed stone, the following bids were received:
BIRMINGHAM SLAG COMPANY, Birmingham 2, Alabama
Delivered price based on RR freight rate now in effect $4.78
FLORIDA CRUSHED STONE COMPANY, Ocala, Florida
Delivered FOB Eustis, based on present freight rate $1.12 per ton $3.57
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, the Board accepted the bid of Florida Crushed Stone Company of Ocala to deliver FOB Eustis, based on the present freight rate of $1.12 per ton, 1,000 tons of SRD #18 Brooksville Stone at a price of $3.57 per ton.
Clerk Owens presented a letter from Mr. P. B. Howell, Attorney, enclosing a Notice and Charter of Leesburg Centennial Association, Inc. to be approved by the Board and filed for the record. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Lightfoot and carried, the Charter of Leesburg Centennial Association, Inc. was approved by the Board and the Clerk, and the Chairman was authorized to sign same.
The following checks in the amount of $367 were filed by Commr. Lightfoot for reimbursement for asphalt used in Umatilla to be deposited to the credit of the District 5 Road & Bridge Fund:
S. G. Marks $50 Mrs. W. V. Ausley $100
W. C. Holton $20 Merrills Garage $ 50
Mrs. Leonard Robertson $15 S. P. Rigdon $ 25
Mrs. Jack Gilbert $15 Ruby S. Phillips $ 75
Fort Mason Fruit Company $17
The following were filed by Commr. Simpson for a culvert, to be deposited to the credit of the District 4 Road & Bridge Fund:
Jacob Corbitt $53.00
Harry Herkins, Sr. $44.00
Frank J. Portlas $62.20
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
BECAUSE of the retirement from political office of the Honorable H. Lightfoot, the people of Lake County and especially the Board of County Commissioners will lose a man who has held the Office of County Commissioner, District No. 5 in Lake County, Florida, for twelve years. The loss of the services of a man having such high qualifications, integrity and good judgment will be felt throughout Lake County as well as in County Commissioner District No. 5.
H. LIGHTFOOT HAS SERVED Lake County as County Commissioner untiringly, and his good judgment and unfailing courtesy to the people of the County will long be remembered, and the service he has rendered to the County, including construction of roads for the benefit of the people, will be a lasting monument to him, and it is with regret that we come to the last meeting of the County Commissioners at which he will officially appear.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the respective Members of the Board of County Commissioners that we take this method of expressing to our esteemed Member, H. Lightfoot, upon his retirement, our admiration for his willing and cheerful cooperation during the term of this service upon this Board; that we extend to him our best wishes, continued life of service to his Community and County; and that he be extended a continuing invitation to sit with this Board and to counsel with the Board at such time as shall to him be convenient.
(signed by Commissioners, Clerk, and County Attorney)
(SEAL OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Lightfoot and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the State Road Department advises that they are not authorized to pay requisition for deeds on State Road 50, Section 1107-107 (967), because the original Resolutions are of several years ago and have advised that a new Resolution should be adopted before the State Road Department would be authorized to pay from Secondary Funds due Lake County any requisitions for rights of way for roads in Lake County;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that requisition for SRD Nos. 70-R and 91-R in the amounts of $200 and $250 respectively and made payable to the Methodist Episcopal Church South and Maudine A. Tulk be approved by this Board and that the State Road Department of the State of Florida be requested to pay from “Secondary Funds” due Lake County, Florida, requisitions above described in the amounts above specified.
On a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners at a meeting held on the 18th day of April, 1956 adopted a Resolution designating primary and secondary roads which said Board requested the State Road Department to construct in Lake County, Florida, and
WHEREAS, one of the secondary roads requested was described as follows: Begin at the Post Office in Minneola on State Road 561, run Northwesterly and Westerly around North shore of Lake Minneola to intersect present paved road at approximately the Northwest corner of Sec. 14, Tp. 22 S. R. 25 E. This will connect with Old State Road 50, and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners deems it advisable to amend the location of a portion of said proposed road;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the following described portion of the Resolution requesting construction of secondary roads in Lake County, Florida: Begin at the Post Office in Minneola on State Road 561, run Northwesterly and Westerly around North shore of Lake Minneola to intersect present paved road at approximately the Northwest corner of Sec. 14, Tp. 22 S. R. 25 E. This will connect with Old State Road 50;
be deleted from said Resolution and that said Resolution be amended by including in lieu of the description deleted a road along the following route: Begin at approximately the Northwest corner of SW ¼ of NW ¼ of Sec. 7, Tp. 22 S. R. 26 E., at State Road 25, run thence Westerly to intersect the present clay road running along the margin of Lake Minneola in the SW ¼ of NE ¼ of Sec. 12, Tp. 22 S. R. 25 E; thence continue Westerly along the present clay road to intersect the present paved road in SW ¼ of NW ¼ of Sec. 14, Tp. 22 S. R. 25 E. This will connect Road 25 with old State Road 50.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the State Road Department has located and proposes to construct and/or improve a portion of State Road 500, Section 1101, and
WHEREAS, in order for the State Road Department to further and complete said project, it is necessary that certain lands now owned by Lake County be acquired by the State of Florida for the use and benefit of the State Road Department of Florida; and
WHEREAS, the State Road Department having requested Lake County to execute and deliver to the State Road Department a deed in favor of the State of Florida conveying all right, title, and interest that Lake County has in and to said lands required for said road right of way and said request having been duly considered,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the Chairman and the Clerk of said Board be, and they are hereby authorized and directed to make, execute, and deliver to the State Road Department a deed in favor of the State of Florida conveying all right, title, and interest of Lake County in and to the following described lands in Lake County, Florida, to wit:
STATE ROAD DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA DIVISION OF RIGHTS OF WAY DESCRIPTION APPROVED OCTOBER 1, 1956 BY AFB: “That part of North Line Street and Nebraska Avenue as shown on Plat of Mount Vernon recorded in Plat Book 6, page 96, public records of Lake County, Florida, lying within 100 feet of the centerline of US Highway 441;” lying within 53 feet on the South side of the survey line of Section 1101-208, State Road 500, said survey line being described as follows:
Begin at a point on the West line of Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, a distance of 1171.72 feet Southerly from the Northwest corner of said Section 30, said point being on the arc of a curve concave to the Northerly and having a radius of 1910.08 feet; thence from a tangent bearing of North 55° 19’ 09” East run along the arc of said curve through a central angle of 1° 41’ 39” a distance of 56.47 feet to the end of said curve; thence North 53 ° 37’ 30” East a distance of 97.34 feet; thence North 54° 17’ 45” East a distance of 1438 feet to the beginning of a curve concave to the Northerly and having a radius of 5729.65 feet; thence along the arc of said curve through a central angle of 3° 09’, a distance of 315 feet to the end of said curve; thence North 51° 08’ 45” East, a distance of 49.72 feet to a point on the North line of said Section 30, a distance of 1564.75 feet Easterly from the Northwest corner thereof, continue thence North 51° 08’ 45” East a distance of 1167.35 feet to the beginning of a curve concave to the Southerly and having a radius of 1910.08 feet; thence along the arc of said curve through a central angle of 6° 43’ 33” a distance of 224.19 feet to a point on the East line of Government Lot 4, Section 19, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, a distance of 877.72 feet North of the Southeast corner of said Government Lot 4, the land herein described containing 1045 square feet, more or less.
Chairman Singeltary read the Notice of Intention to Apply for Enactment of Special Legislation concerning Lake County regarding microfilming; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, the Clerk was authorized to publish the said Notice.
Mr. Lightfoot stated the original appraisal on Road 40 for Lot 44 was $23, but the parties want $45, which makes a net difference of $22; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Lightfoot, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the net difference of $22 was authorized paid out of District No. 5. (Lightfoot or Vaughn to furnish name)
Mr. R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, filed a check in the amount of $18,808.52 representing Excess Fees for the year 1956 from the Assessor’s Office. Said check was ordered to be deposited to the Lake County General Fund.
On a motion by Commr. Lightfoot, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the request of R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, for an advance of $6,000 was approved.
Mrs. Marion Valentine, Home Demonstration Agent, presented a quotation from George Stuart on 25 folding chairs FOB Orlando -$4.80 - $5.00, which was approved by the Board.
Clerk Owens read a proposal of Ned Vick, Inc. for installing in the Home Demonstration Building 1-OBC 75 H Delco oil fired furnace, 1 287-gallon buried oil storage tank, oil lines, ductwork wrapped with 1-inch vapor seal insulation, all grilles, registers, and diffusers, and running of flue. The owners are to supply the door for the storage closet. This proposal includes all labor and standard 10-year Delco warranty for the price of $924.76. This proposal was ordered filed for future reference. Commr. Hooten was instructed to check the heaters in the Home Demonstration Building and report to the Board.
Clerk Owens read an estimate of L. L. Coven of the cost of installing asphalt floor tile in the Home Demonstration Room, north side for $125. All labor and material is to be furnished by Coven. This estimate was approved by the Board on a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, and the Clerk was instructed to notify Mr. Coven.
An estimate of L. L. Coven for the cost of installing vinyl plastic floor tile in the Home Demonstration Room, north side for $165 was filed with the Board.
The bill of Pounds Motor Company for a tractor at a cost of $1,000 was presented to the Board, and Mr. Hooten explained that this was a good buy and did not exceed a thousand dollars; therefore, as he was in need of a tractor, he had purchased this one. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Simpson, the action of Commr. Hooten in purchasing the tractor for the sum of one thousand dollars was approved.
On a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute the four County deeds, 2 to Alice W. Lockmiller, Inc., 1 to William W. Boyd, and 1 to H. C. Brown. All the land is in Clermont.
The request of Karl Lehmann for $2,000 for the Fair Association and $1,000 for the Chamber of Commerce appropriation was approved by the Board.
Clerk Owens read the resignation of James C. Burkhalter, Assistant County Agent, effective January 15, 1957, to accept a job with Exhibit Builders, Inc. of Deland. The Clerk also read a letter from Mr. R. E. Norris, County Agent, stating that Mr. K. S. McMullen, District Agent in Gainesville, is planning to transfer a good and experienced young man here, which appointment is subject to the Board’s approval and will not be approved by the Board of Control before February 15th.
Clerk Owens read a letter from the Pension Department, State of Florida, presenting the names of three pensioners in Lake County as follows: Mrs. Lenorah Haire, Umatilla; Mrs. Nonnie Gray, Mascotte; and Mrs. Lydia C. Sligh, 116 Pinecrest, Eustis; and the respective Commissioners in District 3, 4, and 5 reported the Pensioners are still living and eligible for pensions. The Clerk was instructed to notify the Pension Department they are eligible.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, the Lake County Citizen was designated to publish the delinquent tax list for the year 1956 and that the paper and Tax Collector be notified of this designation.
Commr. Cowart was requested to find out from Peoples State Bank of Groveland the rate of interest allowed on deposit Capital Outlay Reserve (County Home).
Commr. Lightfoot filed a report on his findings on the colored cemetery near Radio Station WLBE and stated the location is alright. The Board commended Commr. Lightfoot for presenting this report.
Commr. Lightfoot reported he has talked to several people about the road at Astor that Mr. McCollough has brought to the attention of the Board, but he does not know whether or not the material is good for roads. He and Commr. Cross will try to investigate this material later.
On a motion by Commr. Lightfoot, seconded by Commr. Cowart, and carried, the Clerk was authorized to transfer $3,500 from contingency item in the General Revenue Fund to Item 564-5 – Transporting Patients to Hospitals.
Clerk Owens presented two bills from Waterman Memorial Hospital, Inc., one for Lester Brown, Gen Del., Zellwood, in the amount of $42.32. The Clerk was instructed to write Mrs. Sudderth to investigate this and report to the Board. The other bill was for Melvin Brondex, Tavares, in the amount of $125.76 and was referred to Commr. Hooten for investigation.
On a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the action of the Chairman and the Clerk in approving the application of George Fry Kise, Nicholas Heintz, and Mrs. Juliana Marie Gaudio for admission to the T. B. Hospital was approved.
The bill in the amount of $190 for the expense of Dr. C. M. Tyre to the National Medical Defense Council in Chicago was approved for payment on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
Clerk Owens presented the following on Job 1164-150, Leesburg Bypass extending from Road 44 near West City Limits of Leesburg Northerly and Easterly to Road 25 near North City Limits of Leesburg: right of way maps, certified copy of department resolution, County resolution, and Right of Way Contract (SRD No. 1) in quadruplicate.
Clerk Owens was instructed to file the right of way maps and notify the State Road Department the Board will notify them when it is ready to consider this road.
saw grass road
A letter from John W. Booth, Attorney for Leon Bass, was read. When Mr. Bass prepares and delivers to this Board deeds and opens a new road in as good or better condition as the present road, the Board will close the road in question.
A petition of Robert S. Ervin and five others requesting establishment of a public road having been filed, E. L. Atkinson, Herbert Babb, and Irvin Carlton having heretofore been appointed Viewers to mark out the route for said public road, the said Viewers having made their report on same recommending the establishment of said road, said report having been advertised for objections, and no objections having been filed; thereupon, it was moved by Commr. Lightfoot, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried that the following described route be and the same is hereby declared to be a public road:
Starting ¼ mile North of a shell mound located at the SE Corner of SW ¼ of SE ¼ of Sec. 12, Township 18 South, Range 25 East, run West to ¼ mile North of Station 396 on State Road S452, Section 1157-150 on Section 11, Township 18 South, Range 25 East, approximately 1 ¼ mile “Known as Grand Island Road.”
The Petition of Morris Gustafson which was filed with the Board on August 6, 1956 was again brought to the attention of the Board, and Mr. Singeltary stated he would try to see about this.
Chairman Singeltary read a letter from H. L. Pringle regarding the right of way deed for the benefit of Lake County. The land is located on the east side of Silver Lake running back toward Radio Station Road. On a motion by Commr. Lightfoot, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, the letter and deed from Mr. Pringle regarding the above road was held until the next regular meeting, and Mr. Pringle was notified the County will need six more feet for the road.
voting machines discussed:
Clerk Owens stated a representative of the Automatic Voting Machine Corp. of Lakeland had advised him he would come to a Board meeting sometime and discuss voting machines. Literature of this company and Shoup Voting Machine Company of Jacksonville was filed with the Board.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Mrs. Alexander, Assistant Counselor of the County Juvenile Court, regarding reports requested to be filed with the Board. Clerk Owens was instructed to advise Mrs. Alexander the Board wants the number of each new case by Districts and the number of interviews they make by Districts each month.
Mr. Singeltary stated he wants a report from Dr. Hall and Fred Tanner. Dr. Hall appeared before the Board and was instructed to give each commissioner a report of patients he puts in hospitals each month by districts. Mr. Owens was instructed to notify Fred Tanner to make a report to each commissioner by districts as to where he works and what he does.
Mr. Simpson stated he wants to advertise for the purchase of a road grader for District No. 4; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Lightfoot and carried, the Clerk was instructed to advertise in the Mount Dora Topic for the purchase of a new current model Heavy Duty Motor Grader with a trade-in of one Adams Motor Grader.
Mr. Hooten was authorized to tell Mr. Guthrie to submit a description of sufficient amount of acreage to equal that which he wishes to exchange for an equal amount owned by Lake County in order that this matter can be worked out.
Clerk Owens filed a copy of the State Road Department Tentative Amended Budget 7-1-56 to 6-30-57.
Mr. Duncan advised the Board that bills must be published once prior to introduction to the Legislature.
the following letters were filed with the board:
T. B. Hospital regarding discharge of Laura Murphy
Public Notice regarding application for department of army permit from the Authority Oklawaha Basin to construct an aerial electric power transmission line across Haines Creek
Herlong, Mathers, Holland – letters regarding resolution urging establishment of airline service to Leesburg
Duncan to Dial regarding State Road 25-500 drainage easements and culverts
SRD regarding right of way on Road 44, also letter from John Schmidt regarding same
SRD Mr. Dial regarding meeting in Ocala January 4, 1957
Report of H. Lightfoot on location of colored cemetery
Florida Sanitarium and Hospital regarding Roland Miller (2 letters)
State Board of Administration regarding gas tax funds estimated for 1957 and report
Report of Comptroller – special fuel tax for November and December
Florida RR & Pub Utilities Commission regarding application of Florida Telephone Corp increase in rate
the following reports were filed with the board:
Service Officer – James C. Hunter, for month of December 1956
Marian B. Valentine, Home Demonstration Agent, for month of December 1956
Mary Jane Rowley, Assistant Home Demonstration Agent, for month of December 1956
R. E. Norris, County Agent, for month of December 1956
J. C. Burkhalter, Assistant County Agent, December 1956
Billy O. Bass, Assistant County Agent, December 1956
Department of Agriculture Prison Division County Jail for month of November 1956
Department of Agriculture Prison Division State and County Camps November 1956
Lake County Welfare Report of Myrtle Sudderth, Worker, for month of December 1956
Report of licenses issued by the Tax Collector, duplicates of which have been filed with the County Judge of Lake County for the month of November 1956 as follows: State Tax $577.50 and County Tax $288.75
Minutes of the State Road Board Meeting December 11, 1956
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Lightfoot and carried, the following Vouchers were approved for payment:
General Fund 263 through 402
Road & Bridge 243 through 372
Fine & Forfeiture 39 through 53
South Lake Hospital Fund No. 3
list of names for jury duty
We, the Board of County Commissioners in and for the County of Lake in the State of Florida, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the following is a true and correct list of the names of the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida, in and for said County of Lake for the year 1957 and that each of us has personally selected and verified said list, that said persons named have the qualifications required by Section 40.01 Florida Statutes, according to the best of our knowledge, information, and belief. (signed by County Commissioners)
LIST OF NAMES CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 577, MINUTE BOOK 16.
/s/ Frank E. Owens /s/ O. M. Simpson