MINUTES OF regular MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY commissioners
monday – september 14, 1959
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners’ room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, September 14, 1959, at 10:00 AM, with the following present: Chairman Simpson; Commissioners Theus, Cowart, Bishop, and Cross; Attorney Duncan; and Clerk Owens.
The Board was called to order by Chairman Simpson.
the following deputy sheriff’s bonds were approved:
With Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company of Connecticut: J. P. Spence, Leesburg; Lonnie M. Trawick, Tavares; Perry A. Kirkland, Eustis; Mary Hamner, Matron of Jail, Tavares; J. T. Huett, Mt. Dora; Troy E. Shaw, Tavares; and Andrew Owen McAllister, Mt. Dora.
Also, the following Continuation Certificates for Deputy Sheriffs were filed: Nell N. Ball, Leesburg, and Wilbur Jackson Jones, Mascotte.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried:
District 1 – Mrs. Cora Miller, Leesburg, for $20 per month was dropped from the list.
The address of Mrs. Cora White was changed to 507 N. Canal St., Leesburg, and a warrant for $40 was issued to Mrs. Fannie Atz for room and board for George Collins from August 1 to 30th.
District 2 – The address of Fred Cook was changed to c/o Mrs. A. R. Blackmore, 210 N. 2nd St., Leesburg
District 3 – Mrs. Bessie Hall, Astatula, was dropped from the list at her request.
District 4 – No changes were made.
District 5 – No changes were made.
Mr. W. F. Williams, Chairman of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Juvenile Court, with a delegation of other members of the Committee appeared before the Board and requested that the Commissioners meet with the Committee sometime during the latter part of this week – Friday AM at 9:30 if possible - for the purpose of making an investigation of the inside of the building erected for an emergency detention home for juveniles. Mr. Simpson said he talked to Judge Hall, and Friday, September 18, at 9:30 a.m. would be suitable with him.
Mrs. Mary Conner with a group of 12 other citizens living around Lake Saunders and the vicinity appeared before the Board to find out what progress has been made on the ditch from Lake Saunders to Lake Dora. Mr. Duncan gave a report on the ditch, stating it is an old ditch which was built in the early forties. No easements were given. Have checked the title to see if any title is vested in the county. Found only one reference to the title to the ditch. We have made a map of the proper location for the construction of the ditch, and the map has been presented to the Abstract office. The Abstract Company completed the title search Friday, and I am now ready to start condemnation proceedings. I would suggest that this delegation go to see the party in Orlando who is not willing to cooperate at this time, Holloway Concrete Works. I will prepare the deed for Mr. Holloway to sign. Commr. Bishop said that Lake Dora is really high and may flow back the other way if the ditch is cut. This phase was discussed. Mr. Duncan stated we have no legal right to clean out the ditch until we get the deeds from the owners of the abutting property. The delegation agreed to go to Orlando to see Mr. Holloway.
Charles W. Chellman, Farm Forester of Orange, Lake, and Seminole Counties, and J. H. Smith, District Forester, appeared before the Board and filed the Annual Report on the Cooperative Forest Management Project and a copy of the 1959-60 Budget showing Lake County’s share of $1179.90, less overpayment in 1958-59 of $141.11 for a total of $1,038.79, with the invoice covering same. Payment may be made as a lump sum or as two payments due on or before January 1 and July 1, 1960.
Mr. Duncan stated he has a report to make regarding zoning matters, stating he received a letter from Attorney General Richard W. Ervin after telephoning him at the Board’s direction and explained to him that the area from the Orange County line to Dram Boat Corner has been surveyed, that the proposed highway route has been determined, financing has been arranged, a good number of the deeds have been obtained, and condemnation proceedings on the remaining property have been authorized. The letter from Mr. Ervin stated in part, “This being the case, the probability of completion of the highway as now planned is almost assured, and therefore, this would in my opinion clearly indicate that this particular highway has at this point begun to take shape as a reality. Therefore, it would be proper in this instance for the Lake County Zoning Commission to proceed to zone the property abutting the highway.” Mr. Duncan stated he sent two copies of the Attorney General’s letter to Mr. Goodson, and Mr. Goodson reported he delivered a copy of the letter to Mr. French, Chairman of the Zoning Commission, on Friday. (The report of Mr. Goodson on Revision of Zoning was filed.)
Attorney W. B. Hunter and Miss Winifred Kitchen appeared before the Board regarding her appeal to restore the homestead exemption on her Leesburg property. A lengthy discussion followed on this matter with Mr. Cassady, Tax Assessor, present, who stated the property has been rented for the past 12 or 14 years. The applicant has been living out of the county for the past years. I think if you are going to base it on the Attorney General’s opinion, it is better to read the whole opinion instead of excerpts. I based my refusal on the fact that the property is not occupied by the applicant. Miss Kitchen stated she has never moved her residence from Lake County, still votes here, and most of her personal property is still located in the house; therefore, I ask that the Commissioners give me every consideration possible. Mr. Hunter stated he represents Miss Kitchen, and the Attorney General has rendered several rulings on the subject. The reason the exemption was turned down is because she rents her home. This law will become effective next year and not this year. On a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, this matter was to be taken under advisement in order that Attorney Duncan may study the same and report to the Board his findings.
Mrs. Lucile Tally appeared before the Board and stated the Lake County Pilot Club is spearheading a dinner honoring Mrs. Pearl L. Cullen, who has recently retired as Tax Collector after being affiliated with the office for 44 years. We extend to you as the Official Family an invitation to attend the dinner. The date will be announced later. Mrs. Tally asked that Mr. Owens invite the other County Officials.
the following checks were filed with the board:
Grove Fruit Packing Company, Inc. for sand – District 2 $150.00
Davis Groves – for 40 feet of culvert pipe – District 2 $114.80
U. S. Fidelity & Guaranty Company – injury, E. H. Richey, 2 days, D-1 $11.76
Herbert S. Starr appeared before the Board and presented the Plat of Clermont Shores First Addition together with Policy #Y-677-358 issued by Lawyers Title Ins. Corp and a copy of the letter from the Lake County Health Department; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Plat of Clermont Shores was accepted and approved.
recess and reassembly
The Board adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:45 p.m.
contract for reevaluation of property in lake county
Mr. Hunnicutt and Mr. Hamilton of Hunnicutt Associates appeared before the Board regarding the contract for re-evaluating the County. Mr. Duncan stated he has been over the contract with Mr. Cassady, the Tax Assessor, and it will become effective October 1, 1959 and will run to September 30, 1960 for the amount of $100,000 with renewal option. The contract was discussed by Mr. Cassady, Mr. Duncan, and Mr. Hunnicutt. Mr. Duncan stated there are one or two items to be corrected; then he sees no reason why the contract cannot be entered into. The corrections were made; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners have been considering the advisability of having all properties in Lake County reappraised in order to more equitably distribute the tax burden to the various property owners in Lake County, and
WHEREAS, Hunnicutt & Associates, Inc., an organization that has had extensive experience in the appraisement of properties not only in Florida, but throughout the South, has made an offer to appraise the properties in Lake County and has presented a form of Contract covering the fiscal year of Lake County beginning October 1, 1959 and ending September 30, 1960, including an option whereby Lake County can renew said Contract for an additional period of time, for the purpose of any further appraisal work which may be necessary or required, and
WHEREAS, after due consideration of the proposed Contract, the County Commissioners are of the opinion that the terms thereof are equitable and reasonable and that procedure of the Appraisement will benefit Lake County greatly in the more equitable adjustment of taxes and in the increase of taxes to be collected,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County that the Agreements presented by Hunnicutt & Associates, Inc. be approved and that the Chairman and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners be, and they are hereby authorized to execute said Contract with said Hunnicutt & Associates, Inc.
Mr. Theus stated the citizens of Fruitland Park are concerned about the north entrance to the City off of US 441-27 and feel like this should be fixed. There is a sharp twisting cutback from 441 which needs to be replaced with a new road to intersect with US 441-27 at a straight 90-degree angle, and the Town of Fruitland Park requests that the State Road Department be requested to fix the road. The Board thinks the best thing to do would be for the State Road Department to meet with the Town Council for a discussion on the matter. Mr. Duncan was instructed to write Mr. Richey Green to meet with the Council or send someone to the meeting in October or some other date that suits to discuss this matter.
Attorney Duncan read a letter to him in reply to the letter he wrote on September 1st to the Board of County Commissioners of Orange County regarding spraying hyacinths in the Apopka-Beauclair canal. The letter stated the complaint was received with a great deal of surprise, as a continuous hyacinth spraying program is carried out in the lock area. Same will be checked next week.
petition to vacate plat of clermont palisades
The Petition to vacate the Plat of Clermont Palisades was referred to Mr. Duncan to check.
Clerk Owens presented a request from the State Road Department for a title search on Section 11685, Job 2601, SR S-439 from SR 42 to SR 44 – 6 miles.
On a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Inland Abstract & Title Company was requested to make the title search on the above-listed road.
Clerk Owens read a letter from L. J. Jenkins, County Superintendent of Schools, requesting a statement indicating that all bridges in the county are safe for school bus travel or a statement indicating those bridges which are not safe for school bus travel. Mr. Goodson was instructed to check all the bridges in the county as to safety and report to the Board, and the Clerk was instructed to notify the School Board that this is being done.
On a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD FO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUESTING FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TO FINANCE A HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BY A BOND ISSUE IN AMOUNT OF $1,000,000
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, is of the opinion that adequate highways are necessary and desirable to the progress and development of the State and County, and the following improvements are most urgently needed at this time and will be of great benefit to the County and State system of roads:
The acquisition of right of way for State Road 500, extending from the Lake-Orange County line southeasterly of the City of Mount Dora, extending north along the east side of Mount Dora, curving to the west along the north side of Mount Dora, intersecting State Road 19 at a point immediately west of Lake Woodward, and continuing westerly in the direction of Tavares and Leesburg.
WHEREAS, neither the State Road Department nor the County has sufficient funds to finance such construction; and
WHEREAS, it appears that such a project embracing the above-named improvements may be financed by means of a revenue bond issue of approximately $1,000,000 secured by a pledge of the 80 percent Surplus of the Second Gasoline Tax accruing for use in Lake County under the provision of Section 16, Article IX, of the Constitution of Florida; and
WHEREAS, the Florida Development Commission is authorized by law to construct such project and to finance the cost thereof by authority of Chapter 288, Florida Statutes, and is further authorized as lessor to lease and sell said project to the State Road Department pursuant to Chapter 338.14, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 288, Florida Statutes, and the State Road Department of Florida is authorized to lease and purchase said project;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake Count, Florida, as follows:
The said County does hereby make application to the Florida Development Commission for the financing and construction of the above-described project under the authority of the laws of Florida hereinabove referred to and substantially in accordance with the provisions of this resolution, provided that the Florida Development Commission and the State Road Department of Florida shall have authority to determine the amount of bonds to be issued and to determine the type and specific locations of the highway improvement comprising the project and other features of an engineering, fiscal, or technical nature necessary to the development of the project.
The Florida Development Commission is requested to issue and sell revenue bonds, the proceeds thereof to be transferred to the State Road Department of Florida and to be expended by the latter for the cost of constructing the project. Any such bonds shall be payable, both as to principal and interest, out of the rentals under a lease-purchase agreement as hereinafter provided.
The Florida Development Commission and the State Road Department are requested to enter into a contract whereby the latter will agree to lease and purchase the project from the Commission and to pay therefore rentals sufficient in amount to retire said revenue bonds and interest thereon as the same shall accrue and to establish reserve funds therefor, said rentals to be paid out of the unpledged 80 percent Surplus Second Gasoline Tax income accruing to the State Road Department for expenditure in Lake County, together with any earnings which may accrue from investment of the Sinking Fund. Upon the full payment of said revenue bonds and all interest thereon, title to said project shall vest in the State of Florida in fee simple.
The Florida Development Commission and the State Road Department are requested to agree that the latter shall act as the agent of the Commission for the construction of the project, which construction shall include the planning, surveying, grading, draining, excavating, building, and paving thereof and also the cost of labor, materials, equipment, and all lands or interest therein and any other property, real or personal, appurtenant to or useful in the construction of said project, engineering, and legal expense, administrative expense, the Commission’s fiscal fees and any other expenses necessary or incident to the financing authorized by this resolution to the construction of the project and to the placing of same in operation, for all of which the proceeds of said revenue bonds may be expended. Said project shall be constructed according to the standards and specifications of the State Road Department appropriate to such class of construction.
All of the expenses of the preliminary survey, investigation, and engineering and legal expenses, including the cost of litigation, if any, shall be assumed and furnished by and at the sole expense of the County, if for any reason the bonds herein requested are not issued and sold and the County agrees and consents that any expenses incurred by the State Road Department or the Florida Development Commission may be reimbursed from any secondary gas tax funds accruing to the State Road Department for use in the County.
It is agreed that this Board shall adopt such further resolutions in such legal form as may be required to carry into effect the purposes and intent of this resolution. It is understood that any minor deviations, changes, or additions to the proposals outlined in this resolution which in the judgment of the State Road Department and the Florida Development Commission may be necessary to carry out the general purposes and intent of this resolution substantially in accord herewith shall not require additional resolutions or approval on the part of this Board.
(Chairman, Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida)
ATTEST: (Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida)
petition to vacate plat
Mr. Cork, Attorney, appeared before the Board and presented a Petition to vacate a Plat known as the Replat of Sincerity Hills, said Petition being as follows:
Comes now O. H. Keene; Carrie G. Keen, his wife; and Edward W. Burke of Clermont, Lake County, Florida, by and through their undersigned attorneys, and petition the Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, for a Resolution vacating that certain Plat known as the Replat of Sincerity Hills, a subdivision of the E ½ of the NW ¼ of Section 21, Township 22 South, Range 25 East, which said subdivision was filed May 31, 1959 in Plat Book 12, Page 15, Public Records of Lake County, Florida. Said petitioners further allege as follows:
1. That said petitioners own the fee simple title to all the realty located within said Plat, and that the vacating of said Plat will not affect the ownership of any property owned by any other persons.
2. That all of the taxes, including those for the year 1958, have been paid and that said property is not located within the corporate limits of any incorporated city or town in the State of Florida.
WHEREFORE, petitioners pray for a Resolution vacating said Plat and returning the property represented thereby to acreage.
CORK AND DANIEL
BY C. Welborn Daniel, Attorneys for Petitioners
(CERTIFICATE AT BOTTOM OF PETITION)
I hereby certify that I have checked title to the above-described property and that the fee title to said land is vested in O. H. Keene and Carrie G. Keene, his wife, and Edward W. Burk.
(T. C. Cork, Attorney at Law)
WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, O. H. KEENE; CARRIE G. KEENE, his wife; and EDWARD W. BURKE of Clermont, Lake County, Florida, have this day filed their Petition before the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, for a Resolution vacating that certain Plat known as the Replat of Sincerity Hills, as the same appears in Plat Book 12, Page 15, Public Records of Lake County, Florida, the same being a subdivision of the E ½ of the NW ¼ of Section 21, Township 22 South, Range 25 East, Lake County, Florida.
WHEREAS, the said Petitioners have caused a notice for application to vacate said Plat to be published for two consecutive weeks in the Clermont Press, a newspaper nearest to the above-described parcel of land; and
WHEREAS, it appears that all of the State and County taxes, including those of the year 1958, have been paid; and
WHEREAS, it appears that said tract of land is not located within the corporate limits of any incorporated city or town, and the vacating of same will not affect the ownership of any persons concerning any real property located in Lake County.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that that certain Plat known as the Replat of Sincerity Hills, a subdivision of the E ½ of the NW ¼ of Section 21, Township 22 South, Range 25 East, filed May 31, 1951 in Plat Book 12, Page 15, Public Records of Lake County, Florida, is hereby vacated and set aside and that the property embraced therein is returned to acreage for the purposes of taxation.
DATED THIS 14th day of September, 1959 at Tavares, Lake County, Florida.
(Chairman, Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida)
ATTEST: (Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida)
application for school for the deaf and blind
The application of Cynthia Holman (c) Leesburg, mother of Mary E. Holman, 822 Douglas Street, for admittance to the School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine was approved by the Board.
Clerk Owens presented a sample ballot for the November 3, 1959 Special Election prepared by the Secretary of State for the proposed Constitutional Amendment. On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Chairman, Attorney, and Clerk were authorized to make the necessary arrangements for the Special Election to be held on November 3, 1959.
report of charles goodson, county engineer re: additional space for parole officer
Mr. Goodson stated there are two rooms available in the Professional Building, and Mr. David said he can use these in connection with his office in the Pioneer Building. The rent is $60 per month. If someone moves out of the Professional Building, can obtain another room there and Mr. David, Parole Officer, can relinquish the space in the Pioneer Building. After discussion of this matter, Commr. Theus moved that Mr. Goodson be authorized to get the necessary quarters for the Parole Office, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried.
Clerk Owens reported that Shoup Voting Corp called Mrs. Baker, Supervisor of Registration, stating they have an order that can be shipped in two or three weeks if the Board wishes to purchase five more voting machines. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to order from Shoup Voting Corp. five Voting Machines on a five-year lease purchase agreement on the same terms and price as set forth in the original contract when 50 voting machines were purchased from Shoup Voting Corporation.
request to purchase ballot boxes
Clerk Owens reported that Bill Hamner, the Jailer, said several people have asked about purchasing some of the old ballot boxes stored in the basement. Mr. Owens was instructed to tell Mr. Hamner to see what he can get for 10 or 12 of the boxes, but do not sell all of them.
miscellaneous letters and requests
Clerk Owens read a letter from C. E. Duncan, Attorney, enclosing a check in the amount of $500 made payable to Lake County to reimburse the County for monies paid to Mr. Duncan on the Condemnation Proceedings regarding Lake County vs. George J. Dykes, et al, as the State of Florida has paid for Mr. Duncan’s services, and this repayment is in agreement with his statement to the Board several weeks ago.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Walter Warren, Attorney, Leesburg, requesting a permit to hunt deer in the Ocala National Forest this year. Clerk Owens was instructed to send Mr. Warren two applications for carrying firearms, one for Lake and one for Marion County as the Forest is in both counties.
The request of Judge Hall for 1-DB-6 Key-noter Audograph with battery at a cost of $350 was approved by the Board.
Clerk Owens reported the Juvenile Office bought a desk at a cost of $250.
Clerk Owens stated the bill of South Lake Memorial Hospital in the amount of $19,500 should be paid. Mr. Duncan stated he does not have a copy of the New Act regarding this Hospital; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the bill of South Lake Memorial Hospital in the amount of $19,500 was authorized paid if Mr. Duncan, Attorney for the Board, will pass on the bill subject to the provisions in the Act.
The request of Clerk Owens for the following office equipment was approved by the Board:
One Credenza – mahogany finish to match desk $186.38
Two side chairs, Chippendale style, mahogany finish, persimmon top grain leather upholstery with persimmon gros point seat $204.00
One three-passenger settee, mahogany finish, persimmon top grain leather $435.00
Less trade-in of old roll-top desk $25.00
Clerk Owens reported that the Auditor states the Board should be reimbursed for meals for the Commissioners, Clerk, and Attorney over the period for the budget years 1957-58 and 1958-59 in the amount of $261.67. WHEREUPON, the Commissioners, Clerk, and Attorney reimbursed the County for said amount, to be deposited into the General Fund.
A petition for closing the street in the Plat of Dora Manor was given to County Engineer Goodson in order that he may check same.
The Lake County warrant issued to the Town of Lady Lake for Road & Bridge tax money was returned to the County in payment of road work, but not endorsed. The warrant was returned to the Town of Lady Lake for endorsement.
Mr. Goodson reported he called the State Road Department in Deland about the cement crossing for tractors on Lake Joanna Road, S44B, Section 11683-2601-02-41, and they stated they did not have the cement; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of the Board of County Commissioners that State Road S-44B connecting State Road S-44A with Donnelly Avenue in Mount Dora, is under contract for construction, and
WHEREAS, it appears that certain property owners bordering said new road will own properties on both sides thereof and will need to cross the new road with equipment for cultivating said properties and that proper surfaces for such crossings should be supplied.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the State Road Department be requested to instruct the Contractor who is constructing said road to construct in the surface thereof “crossovers” of concrete located at the following stations, according to the right of way map for said road: two concrete crossovers fifteen feet in width, one to be located at approximately Station 16 and the other to be located at Station 29 plus 81.90, all as shown on the right-of-way map for State Road S-44-, Section 11683-2601-02-41.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, Clerk Owens was instructed to advertise in the Eustis Lake Region News for one ¾ cubic yard capacity Dragline for District No. 2.
On a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, Clerk Owens was instructed to advertise in the Eustis Lake Region News for the following equipment for D-5: one five-cubic yard capacity Dump Truck, one rubber-tired tractor, and one rotary mowing machine.
On a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, Clerk Owens was instructed to advertise in the Eustis Lake Region News for surfacing approximately 8,340 square feet of the road running north off of Road 441 at Peterson’s Gun Shop east of Tavares.
Clerk Owens made a request that certain Fine & Forfeiture warrants which are on hand, delivery having been attempted but not made, be cancelled; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following warrants were cancelled (all for the purpose of a witness for the County Judge’s Court):
FINE AND FORFEITURE FUND
No. DATE AMOUNT ISSUED TO
367 9-30-58 $4.10 Abbie Lee Climmon
368 9-30-58 $4.10 Willie Coon
369 9-30-58 $4.10 Mary Lou Parker
93 1-12-59 $3.60 Willie Williams
94 1-12-59 $3.60 Ezra McNealey
244 3-9-59 $4.10 James Wilson, Jr.
252 3-9-59 $4.10 Raymond L. Smith
295 4-13-59 $5.00 Wayne Glass
473 7-13-59 $4.10 Cornelia Rogers
478 7-13-59 $4.10 Jessie James Carter
593 8-10-59 $5.00 W. O. McDonald
594 8-10-59 $5.00 Harris Steel
595 8-10-59 $5.00 Harry Steel
and that a stop payment be placed on the following General Revenue warrants issued on the First State Bank & Trust Company, Eustis, Florida and the First National Bank, Mt. Dora.
2548 9-30-58 $2.00 M.R. Booth (Inquis. of Incomp.)
424 12-8-58 $20.00 David Bass (Relief District 1)
resolution regarding funds for clinic in leesburg
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County did enter into a contract for the construction of a Clinic in Leesburg, Lake County, Florida, for the benefit of the Lake County Health Department, the cost of which was to be paid from funds credited to Lake County for the Health Department and held by the State of Florida and the remainder from the Federal Government and the State of Florida, and
WHEREAS, said Clinic has been constructed, but funds were not received by Lake County in accordance with the provisions set forth in the budget for the year 1957-58, that at the end of said year, because of the failure to receive such funds, there was a cash carryover in the 1958-59 budget of $2,340.50, and during the fiscal year or budget year 1958-1959, Lake County has received from the Federal Government the total of $7,520, which because of payment in a subsequent year, is not properly budgeted and not set forth in the 1958-1959 budget; that Lake County had budgeted for said purposes the said sum of $2,340.50 and has received since the 1958-1959 budget was adopted from the Federal Government $7,520, the total of said sums being sufficient to pay the final cost required on the contract for the construction of said Clinic.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the 1958-1959 budget for Lake County be amended by adding to Item No. 846 the sum received from the Federal Government to-wit: $7,520 and that the County Commissioners be authorized to expend said sum in accordance with the original contract for the construction of the said Clinic.
resolution for sale of beer on sunday
Clerk Owens presented the application of Inez Miller to sell beer on Sunday; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the sale of light wines and beers at the Pantry Shelf operated by Inez Miller and located on State Road 42 between Paisley and Crow’s Bluff, in addition to the statutory hours for the sale of light wines and beers, be permitted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.
vouchers approved for payment
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the following Vouchers were approved for payment.
GENERAL FUND No. 1544 through 1689
ROAD & BRIDGE FUND No. 1271 through 1387
FINE & FORFEITURE FUND No. 196 through 217
SOUTH LAKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL No. 7
HEALTH CLINIC No. 7 and 8
the following were filed with the board:
Zoning Commission results of the public hearing
State Road Department tabulations of bids – Sec. 11150-8501, SR 450 West approximately 1.5 miles, low bidder MacAsphalt Corp., Lakeland
Sec 11687-8601, SR S-565A, same low bidder
Sec. 11688-8601, SR S-450 East & NE approximately 3.413 mi. to S-42, same low bidder
Sec. 11683-3601, SR S-44-B, low bidder Dunn Construction Co. Inc., Birmingham, Ala.
MEETING ADJOURNED to 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 18.
/s/ Frank E. Owens /s/ O. M. Simpson