MINUTES OF special MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY commissioners
friday, august 22, 1958
The Board of County Commissioners met in special session in the County Commissioners Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Friday, August 22, 1958, at 9 o’clock a.m. for the purpose of receiving bids on air conditioning the Lake County Chamber of Commerce Building in Tavares and bids for based, reconditioned, and surfaced streets in Lady Lake and surfaced, retreatment of Sunnyside Road, and such other matters as may be brought before the Board, with the following present: Chairman Simpson; Commissioners Theus, Cowart, and Cross; and Attorney Duncan. (Commr. Hooten and Clerk Owens were absent.)
The Board was called to order by Chairman Simpson.
Commr. Theus appointed Lee Howard, West Main Street, Leesburg, as Appraiser in place of Frank Howard on the road from Lady Lake to the Sumter County line. The Clerk was instructed to notify Mr. Howard.
bids for air conditioning chamber of commerce building
Notice having been advertised for air conditioning the Lake County Chamber of Commerce Building in Tavares, the following bids were received:
NED VICK, INC., Winter Garden – including wiring $1,895.00
HORST ROOFING & SHEET METAL, Eustis, including wiring $1,826.92
DUNNIGAN’S, Leesburg – wiring not included $1,650.00
HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, George Pringle, including wiring $1,677.36
On a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, Heating & Air Conditioning – George O. Pringle, Leesburg, was awarded the contract for air conditioning the Lake County Chamber of Commerce Building in Tavares as advertised in the amount of $1,677.36, including wiring. The work is to be completed by September 30, 1958.
A letter from Mr. Elwood Selsor, Acting Director, Department of Public Welfare, stating the State Office has advised it will not be possible to make any partial payments toward the installation of air conditioning in the Lake County Chamber of Commerce Building in Tavares was read and filed.
bids for work on roads in lady lake and sunnyside
Notice having been advertised for work on roads in Lady Lake and Sunnyside, the following bids were received:
J. D. MANLY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Leesburg (check for $750 enclosed)
Item No. 1 – 12,535.79 sq. yards based, reconditioned & surfaced at $.40 per square yard $5,014.32
Item No. 2 – 49,712 sq. yard surfaced, retreatment at $.2 $9,942.40
HOLLAND PAVING CO., INC., 4040 NW 21st St., Miami, Check $76.76
Item No. 1 - $.5150 per sq. yard Item No. 2 - $.18 per sq. yd. $15,426.35
JACK KING, Box 228, Lakeland, check enclosed $800
Item No. 1 - $.60 per sq. yard Item No. 2 - $.17 per sq. yd. $15,972.51
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the J. D. Manly Construction Company of Leesburg was awarded the contract for the construction of roads in Lady Lake and Sunnyside as advertised in the amount of $14,956.72 and that Clerk Owens was instructed to return the other bid checks to the respective bidders.
Commr. Theus stated on the Lady Lake Streets, the City will pay 1/3, the people 1/3 and the District 1/3.
Commr. Cross read a letter from the Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission regarding a boat ramp on Lake Yale. The Board discussed other boat ramps. This matter is to be discussed further at the regular meeting in September.
The matter of adoption of a resolution including lands for park purposes was discussed. Mr. Duncan stated they can get an Act of the Legislature that will tie in the lands so no Commission can rescind this. Put in 99 years or more. Commr. Cross said he does not believe in tying up property perpetually. This matter was left for further consideration at the September 2nd meeting.
Mr. Duncan reported that the Oklawaha Basin Authority requested that he discuss with the Commissioners the acquisition of additional land at Haines Creek if the County needs more space for park purposes. Mr. Howard Bozeman has agreed to deed the Authority or County another lot if the County Commissioners will develop the present lot No. 24 for park purposes; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, Lake County has acquired Lot #24 according to the Plat of Cypress Haven for park purposes and intends to develop the same for use of the public, and
WHEREAS, Howard A. Bozeman, the developer of Cypress Haven, has offered to convey to Lake County an additional lot adjoining the above lot to be used for park purposes only, and the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County have determined that an additional adjoining lot will be of considerable advantage to the public.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the offer of Howard A. Bozeman to convey Lot #23 and the property northeasterly thereof between Haines Creek and Lot #23 according to the Plat of Cypress Haven be accepted as a park, and by accepting this land agrees to use said lot for park purposes only.
Mr. Owen Conner appeared before the Board and stated that the money being spent on Road 448A, Farm to Market Road, could have been put to a better use on other projects, as this is a dead end road. Mr. Conner stated Mr. John Talton, County Commissioner in Orange County, said he would fix the road running east to Zellwood to connect with 441. This would eliminate building Road 448A south of Lake Jem. Mr. Simpson stated Road 448A is in District 3, and the Commissioner is not here today and asked that Mr. Conner get a commitment from Orange County as to what they are willing to do about a connecting road.
/s/ Frank E. Owens /s/ O. M. Simpson