MINUTES OF the REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY commissioners ON MONDAY– OCTOBER 12, 1959
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners’ room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, October 12, 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 minutes of the meetings of September 8, 14 and 18 were approved as read on motion of Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried.
Notary Public Bond of Bernice P. Conner, with C. E. Duncan and Ernest C. Aulls, Jr., as sureties was approved by the Board.
Motion by Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried:
o D-1 That Jack Rackard, General Delivery, Fruitland Park, be granted $20.00 per month
o D-2 That Herman Forth for $27.00 be dropped from the list.
o D-3 That no changes be made.
o D-4 That Rebecca Harrison for $10.00 per month be dropped from the list.
o D-5 That warrant in the amount of 35
TRACTOR BIDS HELD OVER FROM OCTOBER 5TH MEETING WERE NOW CONSIDERED WITH TRADE-IN
Hood Tractor Company – Leesburg
Allowance on trade-in – 1 International Tractor
S-#39831 $ 150.00
One New Model FPM Fordson Ford Tractor net bid $3,350.00
Hodges Equipment Company – Leesburg
Allowance on trade-in Tractor S-#39831 $625.00
One International Model 460 Diesel utility tractor net $3,531.50
County Engineer Goodson announced that the low bid is Hood Tractor Company, but this bid does not meet the minimum drawbar horsepower specifications, consequently, the next low bid of the Hodges Equipment Company is recommended, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the bid of Hodges Equipment Company to furnish Lake County one International Model 460 Diesel utility tractor at a net price of $3,531.50 was accepted.
BIDS ON A DRAGLINE FOR DISTRICT #2 HAVING BEEN TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT, COUNTY ENGINEER NOW REPORTED AS FOLLOWS:
The two low bids submitted were $180.00 apart. Inasmuch as the dragline now in use has been satisfactory in performance and economical to maintain and since the machine of the same manufacturer meets the specifications prescribed, it is recommended that the bid of Florida-Georgia Tractor Company be accepted, WHEREUPON, ON MOTION OF Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the bid of Florida-Georgia Tractor Company to furnish Lake County one New NW Model 25-D Combination Clamshell Dragline Machine with Murphy body and 24” shoes, less trade-in, for the price of $20,455.00 was accepted.
Dump Truck for District #5 bids received on October 5th having been referred to County Engineer Goodson, he now reported that the Jungle Auto Service is the second low bid, but since the Board already has this type of truck in service and it has proven satisfactory, therefore, he recommends acceptance of the Jungle Auto Service bid. WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the bid of Jungle Auto Service to furnish Lake County one GMC Truck, with trade-in of a 1951 Ford truck at a net price of $5,195.00 was accepted.
Mr. Roepke appeared before the Board and presented Plat of Forest Hills with Policy #FE 26330 and letter from Lake County Health Department. Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Theus and carried that the Plat of Forest Hill be approved.
Mrs. Maguire of Astor appeared before the Board and complained about a ditch on the road near her place being stopped up. Mr. Cross said he would check into this, but did not think can help much as she wants a road she can drive in and back out. He said he would ask Mr. Goodson to see what can be done about it.
A group of citizens (27) living around the vicinity of Lake Saunders appeared before the Board. Mrs. Conner stated they went to Winter Park to see Mr. Williamson about the easement and he said he did not know anything about this. We explained about the ditch to him and he said the ditch was filled up when he bought the land. He does not want the ditch to come across the middle of his land. Mr. Goodson said he will give Mr. Williamson a map of what is to be done. Mr. Duncan said Mr. Goodson contacted Mr. Williamson about the easement and it has been executed. Mr. Bishop said he will start work just as soon as he finds out how deep to dig the ditch and as soon as can get the equipment. Mr. Goodson to furnish Mr. Bishop the levels.
A group of citizens from Astor again appeared before the Board re: Road into Lake Schermerhorn. Attorney Duncan gave a written report on his findings by checking the maps and records pertaining to the road leading from the paved road in Astor Park, West to Lake Schermerhorn. The map of Manhattan does not show any street or road at the location of the old dead end road, which has been used by the public and there is, therefore, no vested right in the roadway or street in the County. The report stated further “Until shown otherwise, it would appear to me that the road which has been used by the public for so long (for in excess of twenty years) is a public road and cannot be closed without the permission of the public, acting through the Board of County Commissioners.” Mr. Duncan stated the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund could advise who owns the lake bottom. The land is owned by Walter Aufenberg.
Motion by Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, that the County Engineer, Attorney Duncan and Commr. Cross contact Mr. Aufenberg as soon as possible and see if they can work this problem out. Letter from Mrs. Savola re: the road, was read and filed.
Mr. French, Chairman of the Zoning Commission, appeared before the Board and presented recommendations of the Zoning Commission with reference to the property lying adjacent to State Road 500, as it has now been located and defined. The Resolution reads as follows:
“R E S O L U T I O N
OCTOBER 12, 1959
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS:
Motion made and unanimously approved that we accept the plan as developed and drawn by the Director of Zoning concerning Highway 441 between the Orange County line and the Dreamboat Corner, and this we recommend to the Board of County Commissioners. We further recommend that the entire Lake County Zoning Act be put into effect as of October 12, 1959.
Signed: J. E. French, Chr. Reba F. Harris, Secretary”
DISCUSSION FOLLOWED ON THIS ZONING RESOLUTION:
Commr. Cross moved that the Board of County Commissioners accept this as of today, that the penalties be waived until first of January. Mr. Duncan said this could be tied down to the contracts let and field work commenced as of this day. The motion died for lack of a second.
Commr. Theus then presented the following Resolution:
“BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the report of the Zoning Commission of October 12, 1959, be accepted and approved as of this date; that all Zoning Regulations and Maps as presented to the Board of County Commissioners, as amended as of this date, be finally accepted, approved, ratified and activated; and that said Zoning Rules, Regulations and the Maps as amended, as presented by the Zoning Commission be declared to be now in full force and effect, and the Director of the Zoning Commission authorized and directed to issue building permits in accordance with said rules, regulations and maps. Provided, however, that the Director shall have the right to use his discretion in the imposing of penalties for failure to comply with the rules and regulations of the Zoning Commission, until the 1st of November 1959, taking into consideration contracts let but no work commenced, contracts let and work commenced, and any hardship that may result from the imposition of said rules and regulations within said period of time.”
The motion as presented was seconded by Commr. Cowart and upon vote, the Commissioners voted as follows: District No. 1 – Yes; District No. 2 – Yes; District No. 3 – Yes; District No. 4 – Yes; District No. 5 – No. Copy of the Zoning Regulations filed. The MAP presented will remain in the possession of the Zoning Commission.
Meeting adjourned for lunch. Meeting reconvened at 2:00 P.M.
Mr. H. W. Johnson of James Gamble Rogers, Lovelock & Fritz firm, Architects and Engineers, appeared before the Board and submitted a letter requesting the appointment as Architect for the new county jail. Brochure illustrating Courthouse and Jail projects designed by the Firm was filed with the Board.
Letter from Mr. Howell C. Hopson, Architect, requesting that his firm be retained to prepare the necessary plans and specifications and to supervise the construction of the proposed facilities for the new county jail was read and filed.
Mr. McDaniel appeared before the Board and presented Plat of Holiday Moorings Campsite on the St. Johns River in District No. 5. He stated there is a mortgage on the property which is to be released on October 15th and would like to have the Plat approved subject to the release of the mortgage. Mr. Duncan, attorney, advised Mr. McDaniel they would have to have a letter from the Lake County Health Department re drainage, etc.; and also have the statement from the Abstract Firm brought down to date, get a performance bond and have the Plat made the right size. This Plat was not approved at this time as it did not meet the requirements.
Mr. Paul Reed, Tax Collector, appeared before the Board and requested authorization for installation of 2 more lights in his office. Cost will be about $48.00 each plus installation. Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, that Paul H. Reed, Tax Collector be authorized to have installed in the Collector’s office two more light fixtures.
Mr. Goodson, County Engineer, presented sketch of survey of the proposed Home for Senior Citizens in Leesburg. Letter from Crystal River Rock Company, Inc., Mr. G. G. Ware, President and J. Y. Clark, Jr., Secretary, re: Conveying the land to the County was read and filed. Also letter from Leesburg Hospital Assn., J. Y. Clark, Jr., President re: the land. Commr. Theus stated he feels that as soon as the transfer of title can be worked out, the title will be vested in Lake County for the Home for Senior Citizens.
The Plat of Young’s Subdivision in Lane Park again being presented to the Board, Commr. Bishop moved that the Plat be approved, seconded by Comm. Theus and carried. Title Policy #FE 26366 issued by Title & Trust Company of Florida was presented. Letter from the Lake County Health Department was filed.
Mr. Duncan presented for execution Quit Claim Deed from Lake County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, to Ernest W. Simpson and wife, Marcia W. Simpson, creating hereby an estate in the entirety, of the City of Orlando, also letter of explanation and recommendation by C. E. Duncan, Attorney, that the deed be executed was read, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the Clerk and Chairman were authorized to execute the Quit Claim Deed in order to remove the cloud from the title.
Mr. Duncan presented a Resolution requesting the State Road Department to issue $1,000,000.00 of gasoline tax anticipation certificates under the provisions of Section 2, Chapter 59-225, Law of Florida, Acts of 1959. WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cross, the following Resolution was unanimously adopted:
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF $1,000,000 OF STATE ROAD DEPARTMENT – LAKE COUNTY GASOLINE TAX ANTICIPATION CERTIFICATES
WHEREAS, Lake County is obligated to acquire the necessary rights of way for State Road 500, Section 1101 and other primary roads in Lake County and is without funds to pay the cost of such acquisition; and
WHEREAS, the State Road Department is authorized by Chapter 59-225, Acts of 1959, to issue interest-bearing Gasoline Tax Anticipation Certificates, payable from the 80% of Lake County’s surplus gasoline taxes accruing to the Department for expenditure in Lake County for the purpose of enabling Lake County to acquire rights of way for primary roads to be constructed in Lake County under the supervision of the State Road Department; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary that Lake County immediately procure or have available on deposit with the State Road Department the sum of $1,000,000.00 for the purpose of obtaining funds needed to acquire such rights of way for primary roads to be constructed in Lake County, Florida; and
WHEREAS, the State Board of Administration of Florida has advised this Board of County Commissioners that the 80% estimated surplus 2¢ Gas Tax Funds for Lake County will aggregate the following amounts for the next four years, viz:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA IN REGULAR MEETING ASSEMBLED THIS 12th DAY OF OCTOBER, 1959,
SECTION 1. The State Road Department is requested to issue interest-bearing Gasoline Tax Anticipation Certificates, maturing not more than 4 years from date of issue, payable from the 80% of Lake County’s surplus gasoline taxes remitted to the State Road Department, for expenditure in Lake County, for the sole purpose of enabling Lake County to acquire rights of way for SR 500 and other primary roads to be constructed in Lake County under the supervision of the State Road Department.
SECTION 2. The State Road Department is further requested to issue the aforesaid $1,000,000 interest-bearing Gasoline Tax Anticipation Certificates numbered 1 to 200, inclusive, for $5,000 each and maturing as follows:
SECTION 3. That the proceeds of the sale of said Certificates be held by the State Road Department for the use of Lake County and to be used only for the cost of acquiring right of way on SR 500 and other primary roads.
SECTION 4. That a certified copy of this Resolution be immediately transmitted to the State Road Department and a certified copy also be transmitted to Hon. E. O. Rolland, Executive Director, State Board of Administration of Florida.
Request of Board South Lake Memorial Hospital for the following was approved:
PAYEE PURPOSE AMOUNT
Citizens Bank of Clermont Partial repayment of construction
Loan on Hospital Plant $18,000.00
S. Lake Mem. Hosp., Gen. Acct. Support & Maintenance of said Hosp. 500.00
Letter from Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Eustis – re accident was referred to Attorney Duncan for reply.
On motion of Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Theus, the following Resolution was unanimously adopted:
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the following rules, regulations and policies relating to financial assistance to individuals in destitute circumstances be, and the same are hereby adopted, effective as of the 12th day of October, A.D. 1959.
1. IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE PENDING DETERMINATION OF SETTLEMENT.
Emergency financial assistance shall be rendered promptly by the Lake County Welfare Department to any person in need at the time of application, subject to determination and adjustment of responsibility as hereinafter provided.
Explanatory note: If a person is in need and resides in Lake County lack of settlement does not necessarily constitute a cause for denial of financial assistance or other services provided by the County. Emergency assistance may be given subject to later determination of responsibility; however, full utilization of all community resources is to be made in meeting the needs of the applicant.
2. RESIDENCE REQUIRED FOR COUNTY SETTLEMENT.
Every person of legal age who has been or shall be a resident of and domiciled within the boundaries of Lake County without interruption for one continuous year shall have settlement in this County, excepting as hereinafter provided, and every person who shall have so lived in Lake County for five consecutive years shall be considered to have settlement in the County without exception.
3. RESTRICTIONS ON ACQUISITION OF COUNTY SETTLEMENT.
It shall be construed an interruption of the continuity of residence required for settlement when a person residing here is:
a) Receiving general financial assistance.
b) Receiving public aid from any agency when that aid could not have been obtained without showing need, such aid being in the form of orders, cash or wages.
c) Receiving assistance under either a) or b) above for his wife or minor child(ren) or such other persons for whose support the person or his spouse is responsible in this County or any other county.
d) In a charitable, custodial or correctional institution in this County or while his spouse or minor child is in such an institution in this or another county.
e) On parole from an institution of this State, another State, or the Federal Government.
f) A fugitive from justice.
g) Illegally in the United States of America.
h) Stationed in this County by the Armed Forces of the United States.
i) In the Central Florida Tuberculosis Hospital or similar institutions.
The one year of continuous residence within the county required for settlement in this County shall be computed from the date of termination of any interruption hereinabove specified.
Explanatory Note: A person residing in Lake County, Florida for one year more or less, under any of the circumstances described hereinabove, from a) to i) inclusive, is not to be deemed to be in the process of acquiring or to have required Lake County Settlement. The one year to be so counted must be devoid of the circumstances enumerated and residence within the boundaries of the county must have continuous and uninterrupted. Such residence is not computed on a cumulative basis. For example: Mr. A. moves from New York to Lake County on January 1, 1959, remaining continuously in Lake County until November 1, 1959, when he is sentenced to jail for one month period. Mr. A. may not acquire county settlement until one year after he is released from jail, or in December of 1960. In this case the incarceration interrupted the continuity of residence.
Section 3 (B) applies to aid received from such other community agencies as to Salvation Army, Red Cross, Child Welfare Unit, etc.
If, however, all efforts to establish legal settlement elsewhere have proved unsuccessful, it must be assumed that the person is as much the responsibility of this county as of any other place.
4. LOSS OF SETTLEMENT: Exception: the person in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
Every person who has or shall have a separate settlement not derived from that of another person, shall continue to have such settlement until he shall remove from this county and remain therefrom continuously for one year, except that the person serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America shall not so lose settlement in this county provided that he was inducted into service while residing here. Explanatory NOTE: This section applies to every person who has a separate settlement not derived from another person, and includes minors with such settlement.
5. REMOVAL FROM COUNTY FOR LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
Every person having acquired settlement in this county and who has removed or shall remove from Lake County, Florida, and has remained or shall remain therefrom less than one year shall, upon his return, have the same settlement as he had at the time of said removal.
6. PERIOD OF ABSENCE FROM THE COUNTY TERMINATED BY INITIATION OF CORRESPONDENCE.
The initiation of correspondence by another county or state seeking to return a person to this county shall terminate the period of absence of that person from this county for the purpose of determining whether or not settlement has been lost.
7. SETTLEMENT OF A MARRIED WOMAN.
The settlement of a married woman shall be that of her husband except as otherwise herein provided.
a) If her husband, at the time of her marriage, does not have settlement in any county or state, she shall retain her own settlement until her husband acquires one or until hers is lost.
b) A widow or a woman who is divorced or separated by judicial decree from her husband shall have the same settlement which she had at the time of the death of her husband or of her divorce or judicial separation, but may subsequently acquire a new settlement.
c) After continuous separation from her husband and absence from this county for one year, a married woman’s settlement shall be lost until such time as she and her husband voluntarily resume living together, in which event her settlement will be that of her husband. Explanatory note: If a married woman has resided or shall reside outside the county for one year or longer separate and apart from her husband, settlement is lost until such time as she voluntarily resumes living with her husband. This section applies although the woman is not judicially separated.
8. SETTLEMENT OF MINOR BORN IN WEDLOCK.
The settlement of a minor born in wedlock shall be that of his parents or surviving parent, or in case of divorce or separation, of the parent having his custody. In the case of the death of the parent having custody, the settlement shall be that of the surviving parent. In case of the death of both parents or in case of the permanent separation from his parents by court order or by surrender of custody by an instrument in writing in accordance with law, the settlement of such minor at the time of such death or separation shall continue until his majority unless he shall gain a separate settlement as hereinafter provided. Explanatory note: A minor takes settlement of his parents or parent and cannot acquire a separate settlement merely by living apart from his parents.
9. SETTLEMENT OF MINOR BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK.
The settlement of a minor born out of wedlock shall be that of his mother; but such minor may acquire a separate settlement in the same manner as minors born in wedlock, as hereinafter provided.
10. SEPARATE SETTLEMENT OF MINORS.
A minor shall be deemed capable under the provision of this policy of acquiring a separate settlement, in the same manner as persons of full age, from the time he has complied with either of the following provisions:
a) If a male, by marrying and living apart from parents.
b) By residing separately and apart from his parents and being lawfully employed when wages are being paid to such minor. A minor who is self-supporting by reasons of wages received, and who is living away from home, is capable of acquiring a separate settlement. Such minor, if he has county settlement, derived from his parent(s) may acquire separate settlement elsewhere in one year in the same manner as persons of full age. If, however, such minor resumes living with his parents while still a minor, his settlement becomes that of his parents. A female minor, upon marriage, acquires the settlement of her husband in accordance with Section 7 and paragraph 10(b).
11. SETTLEMENT OF A CHILD RECEIVING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE UPON MARRIAGE OF ITS MOTHER.
When a widow, a divorced woman or an unmarried mother gains a new settlement by marriage, if, at the time of such marriage, her child is not in her custody and is receiving care at public expense, the settlement of such child shall not follow that of its mother until such time as the child has been returned to the custody of its mother and has remained in her care without receipt of public assistance for the period of one year. Otherwise, it takes the settlement of its mother.
12. MINORS FROM OUTSIDE OF STATE.
No minor who is brought into this county or who is placed in the foster care of any family therein by any person, society or corporation, public or private, of this or any other county or state, shall gain a separate settlement for the purpose of this policy except as provided by Section 10.
13. PROCEDURE WHEN PERSON LACKS COUNTY SETTLEMENT: NOTICE TO RESPONSIBLE COUNTY.
When a person in this county is alleged to have settlement elsewhere, but is in need of emergency assistance, this county may provide the assistance necessary, but shall, as soon as possible, communicate with Welfare Department at the place the person is believed to have settlement requesting verification and authorization to return.
14. RETURN OF PERSON TO PLACE OF SETTLEMENT.
Upon receipt of proper authorization from the county or state wherein a person has settlement, he shall be returned to the place of settlement at the expense of the county in which he has applied for assistance.
15. REFUSAL OF NON-RESIDENT TO RETURN TO PLACE OF LOCAL SETTLEMENT.
Any person applying for assistance who refuses to return after proper authorization therefor has been obtained, to another place wherein he has legal settlement, shall be ineligible for future assistance of any kind in Lake County, Florida, although he continues to reside in this county.
16. This County may not grant assistance to non-residents after receipt of proper authorization to return to place of settlement; excepting in cases in which information and evidence has been obtained substantiating the social inadvisability of such a return.
17. FAILURE TO NOTIFY THIS DEPARTMENT CONCERNING NON-RESIDENT CASES
Any agency in Lake County spending private or public funds contributing to the maintenance to the non-resident without notifying this department until the person or family has lost settlement in another county or state deprives such non-resident of the right to county assistance, until such time settlement is acquired in one of the hereinbefore mentioned matters.
18. SENDING INDIGENT PERSONS INTO COUNTY WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION.
Any person, without authority, sending or bringing or causing to be sent or brought any needy person into this county with the purpose of making him a charge on this county, or for the purpose of avoiding responsibility of support in the county from which he was brought or sent, shall be held responsible for his maintenance until such time the person has acquired settlement in one of the hereinbefore mentioned matters.
This policy shall not be construed to apply to transients.
DISCUSSION ON CONSTRUCTION OF COUNTY JAIL:
Commr. Cross said the Board should take action on this and get an architect soon. Commr. Theus suggested that Mr. Duncan attend some of the Bank meetings, or have the bankers meet with the Board to discuss the rate of interest, etc. (FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION, play recording.)
RESOLUTION from the City of Clermont re: Four-lane turn-off to the Citrus Tower was read by Clerk Owens.
Motion by Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, that the Citrus Tower, located on State Road 25, within the City Limits of Clermont, has become a well-recognized tourist attraction and the traffic leaving and entering Road 25 at said Tower is increasing in number, thereby creating a serious hazard to the traveling public; that said hazard is greater because there are not proper entrance lanes from State Road 25 to the parking areas at said Tower; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners feel that proper deceleration lanes and acceleration lanes for leaving and entering State Road 25 will alleviate the danger, to a great extent, for care entering and leaving the parking area;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, that the State Road Department make an immediate survey of the area just West of the Citrus Tower; and that the State Road Department locate and construct on the right of way now owned by the State of Florida, proper deceleration and acceleration lanes leading to and from the Citrus Tower, keeping in mind the necessity in the near future of four-laning State 25 in that area because of the great increase in travel along said road.
Motion by Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that Clerk Owens be authorized to have the Ballot published one time in the Mount Dora Topic 11 days before the Election, and if necessary advertise the School Board ballot at the same time.
Clerk Owens advised the Board that he has ordered 500 absentee ballots from the Mount Dora Topic.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Shoup Voting Machine Corp. stating the five voting machines just ordered will be at the same price and under the same terms as previously purchased machines.
Clerk Owens advised the Board that he has ordered the ballots for 50 machines as instructed by Mrs. Baker.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission re: Bill for eradication of shad in Lake Apopka – stating Lake County’s share of the project amounts to $6,554.24 and should be paid to S. B. Penick & Company, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the bill of S. B. Penick & Company in amount of $6554.24 for material for eradication of shad in Lake Apopka was approved for payment.
Deed dated June 28, 1957 from LeRoy and Bessie Learn, RR #2, Leesburg, to Lake County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, conveying for road purposes only the following described land West 66 ft. of N 950 ft. of the NW ¼ of NW ¼ of Section 12-19-25, was filed with the Board and Clerk Owens instructed to have same recorded and charged to D-5.
Letter from Richey Green, District Engineer, SRD, re: JOB 11683-2601, SR S-44-b – acknowledging receipt of Resolution re tractor crossings was read and filed.
Motion by Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, that Clerk Owens be authorized to advertise for bids on Two (2) 2-ton trucks without dump bodies, with trade-in – one 1952 and one 1956 Chevrolet trucks, less dump bodies; and that the Notice to Bidders on one 5-ton truck for D-2 be cancelled.
Mr. Duncan stated that Judge Hall called him this morning to meet with the Advisory Committee. He met with them and they want to get the Juvenile Home started just as soon as possible. Mr. Duncan stated he told them we have no millage in this year’s budget for a detention home.
Judge Hall appeared before the Board and requested permission for 3 Juvenile Counselors to attend the Child Guidance Conference in Gainesville, the cost for each will be approximately $33.20, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, Judge Hall was granted permission to send 3 Juvenile Counselors to the Child Guidance Conference in Gainesville – cost for each to be $33.20.
CLERK OWENS read the following Quotations on Office Equipment for his Office:
Leesburg Typewriter Service – Leesburg
4 legal 3-drawer files without locks@ $117.00 each $468.00
1 continuous linoleum top to match 72” long 140.00
Simons Office Equipment – Leesburg
4 legal 3-drawer files with 72” continuous top
Alternate quotation – if files & top are drop
shipped to you and you install $515.00
Bowen Supply Company – Plant City
Steel case equipment as specified $508.95
If lesser quality equipment to be considered for Watson $455.20
Clerk Owens announced he notified Southern Printing Company of Eustis, but they did not bid.
Motion of Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Theus and carried that the bid of Bowen Supply Company to furnish Lake County office equipment as specified by the Clerk for the sum of $508.95 be accepted.
MEETING ADJOURNED TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, at 9:30 AM.
/s/ Frank E. Owens /s/ O. M. Simpson