MINUTES OF the REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY commissioners
monday – DECEMBER 7, 1959
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners’ room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, December 7, with the following present: Chairman Simpson; Commissioners Cowart, Bishop, and Cross (Theus absent); Clerk Owens and Attorney Duncan.
The Board was called to order by Chairman Simpson.
Clerk Owens reported he has approved since the first meeting in November the following Notary Public Bonds with:
American Surety Company of New York
R. F. House, 11-4-59; Lorraine S. Berry 11-13-59; Jessie C. Graves 11-19-59; Robert A. Quixley 11-19-59; Geo. O. Craig 11-25-59; Arlie D. Carter 11-27-59; and Quintine Clotfelter 12-4-59.
American Fire and Casualty Company
Jo Anne Tomlinson 11-6-59; W. E. Anderson 11-12-59; Thelma Burns 12-1-59;
Columbia Casualty Company
R. D. Flippo 11-20-59
U. S. Fidelity & Guaranty Company
Audrey W. Bevill 11-24-59
Harry Mielke appeared before the Board and presented Plat of Rolling Acres Estates for approval. Atty. Duncan stated the plat meets the requirements of the Plat law – joins paved street, Washington, Avenue. Letter from Lake County Health Department filed. Policy #Y-677-534 and Y-677-531 issued by Lawyers Title and Insurance Company showing title in the name of Harry H. Mielke and wife was presented to the Board. Mr. Duncan stated he sees no objection to approving the plat, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Plat of Rolling Acres Estates was accepted and approved.
Letter from Mr. Mielke re: Culverts was read. Mr. Mielke stated he paid for the culverts, but later the County suggested using concrete pipe on the Bay (Gun Shop) road and they would make use of the culverts. Mr. Mielke stated the amount he paid was $182.28 plus the tax, but I understand the tax is not refundable, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to issue warrant to Harry H. Mielke in the amount of $182.28 for culverts.
Mr. Larabee presented to the Board Plat of Haines Creek Mobile Homes in Section 12-19-24, with abstract and opinion of Attorney on the abstract. Mr. Duncan stated the mortgage should release all access roads. No action was taken on this. Plat will be presented later.
Mr. Elmer C. Jost presented to the Board Plat of Tower Ridge Subdivision in Minneola. The Town Council has approved the Plat. Mr. Tom Cork was called in, and he stated that the title is clear and he will mail a letter confirming the statement, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Plat of Tower Ridge Subdivision was approved.
Plat of Park Acres, Unit #2 of H. & F. Enterprise Corporation ; also copy of letter from Lake County Health Department, and copy of letter from Central Florida Surveyors was filed, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the Plat of Park Acres Unit No. 1 was accepted and approved.
Plat of C. K’s Forest Shores on Lake George was presented to the Board with opinion of Roy Christopher, Attorney, and letter from Lake County Health Department. Mr. Duncan stated this plat borders on a paved road, and meets the requirements, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Cowart and unanimously carried, the Plat of C. K’s Forest Shores was accepted and approved.
Clerk Owens reported that he has had printed 1,000 reprints of Chapter 59-568 (House Bill No. 2245) Plat Law for distribution.
Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, that Clerk Owens be instructed to add to the bottom of the Plat Law the following notation:
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING:
1. Check with Clerk’s Office for available name for Plat.
2. Submit Plat plans to County Zoning Director for approval before completion, if property outside municipality.
3. Attorney’s opinion or Title Insurance Policy showing merchantable title.
4. Approval of land in subdivision by Lake County Health Department for sanitation and for sewage disposal.
Application of H. T. Dykes for the following duplicate tax sale certificates was approved by the Board. Tax Certificate No. 264 of 1957 covering East 60 feet of West 90.9 feet of Lot “V” North of Highway, Virginia Land Corporation, Plat Book 2, page 29; Tax Certificate No. 263 of 1957 covering East 19.2 feet of Lot “U,” West 30.9 feet of Lot “V” North of Highway, Virginia Land Corporation, Plat Book 2, page 29.
Mr. Gil Sims and Mr. Don Kemp of the Agricultural Committee came before the Board to discuss a location for the Agricultural Center. Mr. Duncan stated the Committee approves the location offered some time ago by Burke Chester, and will find out about the title. Have asked the Abstract Company to continue the abstract. He also stated he has contacted Burke Chester and he will stand by the original offer to sell ten or twenty acres. The price which was submitted by Mr. Chester for the first 10 acres was $12,000.00, and if the County was interested in buying 20 acres, would sell the whole tract at $20,000.00, or an overall of one thousand dollars per acre. Mr. Simpson said the Board should have 3 appraisers appraise the property. Mr. Bishop stated that the price of this land is approximately one-half less than the price of anything else we have been able to locate. Mr. Cross recommended that Doug Igou be appointed one appraiser. Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop, that Doug Igou, Gil Sims and Don Kemp be appointed as appraisers on this property. Carried unanimously. Mr. Cross suggested that the mosquito control equipment be moved to the Ag. Cen. and that the area used now for mosquito control be released for parking purposes.
Mr. Roy Christopher, Attorney, appeared before the Board and presented Proof of Publication of Notice to apply for vacation of streets by Charles E. Elliott and Ida E. Elliott. (Petition having been filed at the meeting on November 2, and recorded on Page 516) The Proof of Publication of Notice states December 1st for the hearing. Mr. Duncan asked if anyone came in to object. Therefore, Mr. Duncan stated he does not see any serious objection to the date, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, Charles E. Elliott and Ida E. Elliott, his wife, have petitioned this Honorable Board of County Commissioners in and for Lake County, Florida, to vacate certain streets in Mount Plymouth Subdivision; and
WHEREAS, it appears that proof of publication of application and notice for said vacation is contained in said proof and the statutory requirements prior to being the same before this Board have been complied with by the petitioner, Charles E. Elliott and Ida E. Elliott; and
WHEREAS, it appears to this Board that said streets have not been used as streets for a period of thirty-three years last past, and that the said right-of-way is merely existent on a plat and not existent on the ground in any manner; and
WHEREAS, it appears further that said petitioners own property upon the adjacent sides thereof, and that said streets would serve no practical purpose to said County of Lake, and that the same is not designated as any County, State or Federal highways, and that no other property owners would be damaged or affected by the vacation requested herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that this Board of County Commissioners do hereby vacate that part of certain streets, more particularly described as follows:
That part of Creston Avenue, lying and being between Blocks 24 and 25, and that part of Arlington Avenue lying, abutting and adjacent to Lots 8 and 14, Block 12, all according to the official plat of Mount Plymouth Subdivision, as shown upon the public records of Lake County, Florida.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the one-half side of each shall inure to the respective owners thereof pursuant to operation of law.
RESOLVED in the regular meeting this 7th day of December, A.D., 1959.
Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Mr. Duncan read a letter from Mr. Richey Green re: Section 11200 – Drainage Grand Ave (NE SR 25 and 50) Clermont.
Mr. Duncan explained the history of this situation and stated there is need of a culvert to run off the water into Jack’s lake. The State Road Department will do all the work, buy the pipe and put it in, and Lake County to pay for this out of Secondary Road funds;
WHEREAS, on motion of Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried unanimously, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, there exists an acute water drainage and erosion problem along the East side of Grand Highway in County Commissioner District No. 3 of Lake County, Florida; and
WHEREAS, the District Engineer of the State Road Department has examined the same and found that said problem can be alleviated by the laying of concrete pipe (or other pipe) along the East side of Grand Highway from a point where said Highway intersects with Almond Street in the City of Clermont, Lake County, Florida, to a point 1500 feet in a Northerly direction from said intersection to Jack’s Lake; and
WHEREAS, the entire project lies outside the corporate limits of any municipality of Lake County; and
WHEREAS, there is needed a Resolution from the County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, authorizing the State Road Department to proceed with such work.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida:
1. That the State Road Department of Florida is hereby authorized to install drainage pipe from a point at the intersection of Grand Highway with Almond Street in Clermont, Lake County, Florida, northerly along the East side of the right-of-way of said Grand Highway to a point approximately 1500 feet North of said junction and emptying into Jack’s Lake.
2. That the State Road Department of Florida is authorized to charge the expense of the pipe to any unbudgeted funds available to Lake County from secondary road monies.
Dated this 7th day of December 1959 at Tavares, Lake County, Florida.
/s/ O. M. Simpson
CHAIRMAN, Board of County
Commissioners Lake County, Florida
/s/ Frank E. Owens
Clerk, Board of County Commissioners
Lake County, Florida
Mr. Duncan presented bill of Emery Dillard, Robert Eichelberger and A. E. Munday, appraisers re: Section 11010-2111 SR 500, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the bill of the appraisers for re-appraising parcels 9-R; 10-R; 11-R; 65, 93, 128 and 140 was approved as follows: Emery Dillard $300.00; Robert Eichelberger $300.00 and A. E. Mundy $500.00.
Mr. Duncan presented revised appraisal on Section 11634-2601, Road S-450 South of Umatilla to Easterly to S-44-A, signed by the 3 appraisers showing total appraised value as $29,075.81. Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, that the Revised Right of Way appraisal signed by Charles Z. Osborne, Neff Sebree and Emery Dillard, appraisers, on Section 11634-2601 Road S-450 Lake County in the amount of $29,075.81 be accepted.
Clerk Owens filed copy of SRD Resolution on Road S-450 Job 11684-2601 - SR S-450 from SR 19 South of Umatilla to SR S-44-A.
Mr. Duncan stated he has typical section on SR S-439 Job 11685-3601-02-31 from SR 44 North to SR 42. Mr. Goodson suggested that a change be requested in the typical section. Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, that the County Engineer be instructed to get the typical section on the above numbered job changed and re-submit to the next Board meeting.
Board Adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:30 P.M.
NOTICE HAVING BEEN ADVERTISED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF two toilet buildings – one at Summerall Park and one at Burrell Lock, the following bids were received:
Coven Construction Company – Tavares
Summerall Park Building $1,915.20
Burrell Lock Building $2,000.00
Both Buildings $3,800.00
Cashier’s check for $190.00 enclosed
David D. Morris – Leesburg
Summerall Park Building and
Burrell Lock Building $3,945.00
Motion by Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, that the bid of Coven Construction Company to construct two toilet buildings for Lake County – one at Summerall Park and one at Burrell Lock for $3,800.00 be accepted.
Commr. Cross asked Clerk Owens to check with the Water Authority and see if they will comply with their agreement to pay for the material for construction of a toilet building at Burrell Lock.
Mr. Duncan read a letter from Mrs. Annabelle Franks listing furnishings in the house recently purchased for her as follows:
5 Venetian blinds $35.00
1 oil heater & drum 20.00
1 Westinghouse Range 35.00
Mr. Duncan suggested that the County buy the equipment as listed above, subject to inspection by the County Engineer. Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, that the Board purchase the equipment from Mrs. Franks as listed above for the price quoted, subject to inspection of the County Engineer.
Bill of T. O. Moorhead, Surveyor, to Burke Chester in the amount of $144.00 for services: Survey in Sec. 31-19-26, was presented to the Board. Mr. Duncan reported that Mr. Chester will pay half of this bill. Mr. Duncan has the appraisal.
Motion by Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that the Board of County Commissioners pay for one-half of the survey made by T. O. Moorhead in Sec. 31-19-26.
MAP re: Section 1110; SR 44; Lake County (Hazelton Street in Eustis East to Intersection of SR 44 and SR 44-A) was presented to the Board by Mr. Duncan who stated we need a title search on this, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, Clerk Owens was instructed to give the Map re Section 11110 to Lake Abstract & Guaranty Company and request them to make title search, with the Right of Way to be 106 feet. On roll call Commissioners Cowart, Bishop and Simpson voted yes. Commr. Cross did not vote.
Mr. Simpson filed check from Orange Memorial Hospital in the amount of $40.00 as reimbursement to Lake County for overcharge on bill of Sarah Lee Overstreet as she has Hospital Insurance.
NOTICE HAVING BEEN ADVERTISED for the purchase of corrugated metal pipe of varying sizes, the following bids were received:
Florida Culvert Manufacturing, Inc. – Clearwater and Largo
See prices listed in bid
Armco Drainage & Metal Products, Inc. – Dixie Division – Orlando
See prices listed in bid
Tri-State Culvert & Manufacturing Division – Tampa
See prices listed in bid
The prices listed in these three above bids being the same, Commr. Cross made a motion to accept all bids for reference seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried.
NOTICE HAVING BEEN ADVERTISED for the purchase of concrete pipe for the County needs for the year 1960:
Florida Concrete Pipe Company – Lakeland, Florida
See prices listed in bid
Vulcan Materials Company – Jacksonville, Florida
See prices listed in bid
Elliott Construction & Paving Company – Clermont
See prices listed in bid
American-Marietta Company – Ocala
See prices listed in bid
Pinellas Industries – St. Petersburg
See prices listed in bid
Lock Joint Pipe Company – New Smyrna Beach
See prices listed in bid
Lakeland Cement Company – Lakeland
See prices listed in bid
The above bids on concrete pipe were referred to Co. Eng. Goodson to report back to the Board Monday, December 14th.
NOTICE HAVING BEEN ADVERTISED for bids on Cutback & Semi-Solid Asphalt, following received:
Texaco, Inc. – Jacksonville
Cutback Asphalt, Grade RC – 1S $.1211 per gallon
RC-2 $.1211 per gallon
Asphalt Cement, Grade AC-15 $.1124 per gallon
Central Oil Company, Inc. – Tampa
RC-1S; RC-1; RC-1: each $12.11 per gallon
AC-15 and RS-2 each $11.24 per gallon
Central Oil Asphalt Corporation- Jacksonville
RS-2 Emulsion $0.1124 per gallon
Mid Florida Oil Company – Port Canaveral
RC-1-S; RC-1 RE-2 $0.1211 per gallon
The Bannerman Company, Inc. – Tallahassee
RC-1-S; RC-1; RC-2 $0.1211 per gallon
American Oil Company – Tallahassee
RC-1-S; RC-1; RC-2 at $0.1211 per gallon
AC-15 at $0.1124 per gallon
Shell Oil Company – Fort Lauderdale
RC-1-S; RC-1; RC-2 at $0.1211 per gallon
AC-15 at $0.1124 per gallon
E. A. Mariani Asphalt Company – Tampa
RC-1S; RC-1; RC-2 $.1211 per gallon
AC-15 .1124 per gallon
American Bitumuls & Asphalt Co – Atlanta
RC-1S; RC-1; RC-; $0.1211 per gallon
AC-15 at $0.1124 per gallon
Supreme Fuel Company, Inc. – Tampa
RC-1S; RC-1; RC-2 $0.1211 per gallon
AC-15 $0.1124 per gallon
Mr. Goodson examined the above bids and reported all bids are the same, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Cross and carried that all bids on Asphalt, Cut-back and Semi-solid be accepted as they are the same.
NOTICE HAVING BEEN ADVERTISED for the purchase of Crushed Blatt Furnace Slag, Sizes 11, 12, 15, and 18 the following bid was received:
Vulcan Materials Company – Orlando
Fla Grade #11 Slag and #12 $1.80 per ton
Fla Grade #15 and #18 Slag $1.90 per ton
Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried that the bid of Vulcan Materials Company to furnish Lake County Blast Furnace Slag as quoted above be accepted.
NOTICE HAVING BEEN ADVERTISED for the purchase of Crushed Florida Limestone Sizes 11, 12, 15, 17, 18 the following bids were received:
Florida Crushed Stone Company – Ocala
SRD #11, 12, 15, 17 an 18 $2.45 per ton, less 5¢ per ton discount
Shands & Baker, Inc. – Orlando
SRD #11, 12, 15, 17 and 18 $2.45 per ton, less 5¢ per Ton discount
County Engineer announced that both of the bids on Slag are identical, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Cowart the bid of Florida Crushed Stone Company of Ocala and the bid of Shands & Baker, Inc., Orlando, to furnish Lake County slag as quoted above were accepted. Motion carried.
NOTICE HAVING BEEN ADVERTISED for the purchase of One Second Hand 1953 GMC Truck to be used with Equipment for Trailer, the following bid was received –District #1:
Jungle Auto Service – Leesburg
1 GMC 3-ton truck $1,695.00,
Less trade-in 1953 GMC – half
Ton D-truck 495.00
Net difference $1,200.00
Motion by Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, that the bid be held until Commr. Theus is present.
Dr. Hall and two men from State Board of Health, also Mr. P. W. Ekey of State Road Department appeared before the Board re: Surface drainage wells in Lake Woodward area in connection with proposed road across Lake Woodward and tie in with Road 19. Mr. Ekey asked if the Board would change its action and allow the installation of the well. Dr. Hall stated if the Board is against this well, it would be a long time before the State Board of Health would approve it. The State Board of Health is against drainage wells from a public health standpoint.
Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop that the Board request the State Board of Health not to allow drainage wells in Lake County. Carried unanimously including the Chairman’s vote. Correspondence re: Drainage wells filed with the Board.
Howell C. Hopson and Glenn Frazier, Architects, appeared before the Board and Mr. Hopson recommended to the Board that the Agricultural Center be included in the work they are to do, with Mr. Frazier principally working on the Agricultural Center and Mr. Hopson working on the Courthouse. Mr. Frazier was in accord with this recommendation.
Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that the Board accept the recommendation of Mr. Hopson and Mr. Frazier as set out above.
Mr. Hopson stated that the two of us have agreed to recommend to the Board that Mr. Frazier be retained on the Agricultural Center and the Juvenile Home as principal architect and I would be his associate, and I would be the principal architect on the jail, and courthouse and he would be an associate. Mr. Frazier agreed to this.
Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop that the minutes of November 2, in regard to employing architects be rescinded, and that the Board retain Howell C. Hopson as architect on the Jail and Courthouse, with Glenn Frazier as his associate; and employ Glenn Frazier as architect on the Juvenile Home and the Agricultural Center, with Howell C. Hopson as his associate. Motion unanimously carried.
At 2:45 P.M. Mr. Sims and Mr. Kemp again came before the Board and presented an appraisal signed by Don M. Kemp, Guilford T. Sims and D. R. Igou on the Burke Chester property being considered for the Agricultural Center, which stated we have viewed the 20 acres of land as described and feel that the offer of $20,000.00 is a fair and reasonable price for said land.
Motion by Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cross that the Board of County Commissioners purchase the 20-acre tract of land from Burke Chester for the Agricultural Center as recommended to the Board by Mr. Sims and Mr. Kemp this morning. Unanimously carried.
Applications to establish Mobile Homes “Village” or Trailer Village in R-1 area were filed with the Board (D. T. Larrabee and J. T. Lackey; also Mrs. Mary Pomroy) and ordered taken under advisement. Mr. Duncan said the applications re Mobile Homes effect a county-wide, and require publication and Notice of Hearing and setting of date – following same as initial zoning as this is an addition to the original zoning, WHEREUPON, Clerk Owens was authorized to publish Notice of Hearing for January 4, 1960 at 11:00 A.M. (SEE PAGES 544 & 545 FOR Resolution)
Deed from Harry W. Shaw and his wife, Edna L. Shaw to Board of County Commissioners of Lake County conveying a strip of land for road purposes in Section 7-19-17, and containing 0.94 acres, more or less, near Joanna Shores on Road 44-A was presented to the Board. Mr. Simpson suggested that the Board accept the deed, after Mr. Goodson inspects the property, with the understanding we do not have to go to work on it immediately. Deed filed for record.
Clerk Owens reported that the bill for the Clerks, Inspectors, and Deputies for the General Election amounted to $3,153.90. The Clerks, Deputies and Inspectors were paid one dollar per hour and the Returning Officers were paid $2.00 for returning the Report of the Election. The School Board will reimburse Lake County for one-half of this expense.
Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, that the bill – expense for the General Election for Clerks, Deputies, Inspectors – in the amount of $3,153.90 be approved for payment.
Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, that the Payroll for the month of November be approved.
Mr. Goodson brought to the attention of the Board the matter of getting the Federal Government to assist in establishing section corners, township lines and elevation markers. No action taken on this at this time.
Motion by Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, that the Certificates of Correction of Errors on the 1959 Lake County Tax Roll numbered 1 through 194 inclusive be approved.
Bond No. 23 S 1756 and Bond No. 23 S 1755, with Charles Peck Goodson and Robert S. Webb, respectively, as principal, issued by Sadler and Simpson with Aetna Casualty and Surety Company in the amount of $1,000.00 each for a definite term beginning December 1, 1959 and ending November 30, 1960 were filed with the Board.
Motion by Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, that Clerk Owens be authorized to transfer $1,500.00 from the Contingency Item in the General Fund to Item #684 – Education (Historical Society).
Motion by Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that Lake County Warrant #2,394, dated October 9, 1959, in the amount of $10.00 for relief, made payable to Cora White, Canal Street, Leesburg, be cancelled, as same was returned from the address on the warrant.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Mr. G. G. Ware, Secretary Lake County Courthouse Bond Trustees, showing fees due the Lake County Courthouse Bond Trustees for the period ending September 30, 1959 - Geo. J. White $137.43 – G. G. Ware $237.00, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, that the request of G. G. Ware, Secy. Lake County Courthouse Bond Trustees, be approved for payment and returned to Mr. Ware.
Clerk Owens filed with the Board PAID LEASE OPTION AGREEMENT – Florida-Georgia Tractor Company on one TD9-424-2 Crawler Tractor with Drott 9K-3 4-in-1 Skid Shovel. WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, Lake County has acquired for health purposes from Florida-Georgia Tractor Company heavy duty equipment described as follows:
One TD9-424-2 Crawler Tractor with Drott 9K-3 4-in-1 Skid Shovel; and
WHEREAS, the equipment is used almost exclusively by the Lake County Health Department, a political entity of Lake County and the title to said equipment should be vested in the Lake County Health Department.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the Chairman and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, be, and they are hereby authorized and directed to endorse over and transfer to the Lake County Health Department the title to the heavy duty equipment above described, and requests that the title thereto be registered in the name of “Lake County Health Department.”
Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that the action of the Chairman and Clerk in approving the applications for admittance to the T. B. Hospital of William Edwin Walker and Coy Leon Strickland be approved.
Clerk Owens reported that the Board of County Commissioners foreclosed on the following described property – East 45 feet of Lot A Block 4, Sadlers Subdivision, Mount Dora. The lot is assessed at the same price as when a house was on it, but the house was burned. Mr. Owens asked if the Board wants to reduce the valuation of this lot. Mr. Simpson read a letter from the City of Mount Dora re this matter, stating the property is worth $25.00 to $50.00. Mr. Simpson stated the party wanting to buy the lot – Mr. Durden – works for the city and owns Lots North of Lot A and wants to buy this property. Mr. Goodson was instructed to inspect the property and report to the Board by next Monday. Clerk Owens read a letter from Tax Assessor Cassady in which he stated he is reducing the value of the property to $30.00.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Karl Lehmann, Secy. Lake County Chamber of Commerce, requesting figures on money expended in Lake County for highways, waterways, etc., during the calendar year 1959, that it may be incorporated in the annual development story of the County. Mr. Owens stated he gave the figures to Mr. Lehmann.
Correspondence re: Voting Machines ordered held until next Monday, Dec. 14-59.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Judge Futch re: Fixing the Courtroom for use by the Appeal Court by January 15, 1960. Letter referred to Mr. Goodson.
Clerk Owens filed Opinion of Atty. C. D. Duncan on Lots C and F in Block 40 according to the Plat of the Town of Tavares, as appears recovered in the Public Records of Lake County, in Plat Book 1, Page 64. The warrant in payment of this property is to be delivered upon receipt of the deed.
Clerk Owens read a letter – in the form of a bill – from Jas. E. Stout re: Expenditures necessary for repairs to approach and driveway. Mr. Simpson said this is a private driveway and the County has no authority to reimburse him for any expenditure thereon.
Clerk Owens read a letter from C. A. Bayless re: Paving of street on north side of Lot 18 Osceola Park, Umatilla; stating he mailed check for $37.50 drawn in favor of Lake County Commissioner District 5 to Henry F. Self, Town Clerk, Umatilla, but the canceled check has not been received and he does not know if the road is paved. Clerk instructed to advise Mr. Bayless to place stop payment on the check and that the paving has been done.
Mr. Goodson reported that Mr. Norris wants space for office for U. S. Department man who has his office in Eustis now. No action was taken on this matter.
Mr. Duncan reported that there is getting to be so much work on the condemnation suits that he needs a mimeograph machine. This would cost approximately $340.00. Get authorization for the machine at next board meeting.
FOLLOWING REPORTS FILED WITH THE BOARD
· R. E. Norris, County Agent and 2 Assistants – J. R. Connell and H. D. Bowers. & Annual Report
· Marian B. Valentine, Home Demo. Agent and 2 Assistants – Nancy C. Sharp and Hilda M. Jennings
· J. C. Hunter, County Service Officer
· Florida Division of Correction report of Lake County jail and camp inspection
Mr. Goodson, Zoning Director, reported that on December 3, 1959 a Public Hearing was held to review applications for change in zoning on property belonging to Hans Weiler and J. C. Schlauder. This application was accepted and it is respectfully recommended to the Board of County Commissioners that the request be granted:
Application of Frank & Mary Lou Ellen Wilkins requesting C-1 area to extend to include total ownership was accepted and we recommend to the Board that the C-1 area be extended to include the triangular area.
Application of Harley Morse, et al for change in zoning classification from Agricultural to R-1 in the westerly portion of Section 33-18-26. We recommend to the Board that R-1 classification be extended as requested.
WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Bishop and unanimously carried by vote of Chairman Simpson, the following Resolution was adopted:
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the proposed amendments to the Lake County Zoning Regulations, as hereinafter specifically set forth, as presented by the Lake County Zoning Commission and which were approved at a public hearing held on the 3rd day of December 1959, be received, accepted, and approved, and the amendments to the Zoning Regulations, as to the areas hereinafter set forth, are hereby declared to be in full force and effect as of this , the 7th day of December, 1959, to-wit:
1. THREE LAKES SUBDIVISION, a Plat of which is filed and recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida in Plat Book 13, page 62, First Addition to Three Lakes Subdivision, filed and recorded in Plat Book 13, page 70; Second Addition to Three Lakes Subdivision, filed and recorded In Plat Book 14, page 24, and Third addition to Three Lakes Subdivision, filed and recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida, in Plat Book 14, page 40, said Subdivisions being located in parts of Sections 25 and 26, in Township 18 South, Range 26 East, are amended and changed from Classification R-1 with floor area (a minimum of 600 square feet) to a variance thereof and classified as R-1 with floor area (a minimum of 800 square feet).
2. Classification R-1, as it pertains to the property of Frank H. and Mar Lou Ellen Wilkins, his wife, and others, located on the West side of State Road 19 and Easterly of the Peterson Gun Shop, and more particularly described as follows:
Begin 2310 feet west of NE corner of Sec. 26, Tp. 19 S. R. 26 E.; run thence S 36° West 1342 feet to POB; thence run South 36° West 460.6 feet, thence run North along the East line of Government Lot 6 a distance of 650 feet.
is hereby amended and changed to Classification C-1.
3. That the following described property, owned by Harley Morse and others, now classified under Classification A (Agricultural), be amended and reclassified under Classification R-1 (Residential), to –wit: All of fractional Sections 4, 5, and 6, in Township 19 South, Range 26 East, and all those portions of Sections 31, 321 ad 33 lying South of State Road 44 in Township 18 South, Range 26 East.
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 recommended addition to the Zoning Regulations of the Lake County Zoning Commission, hereinafter described, submitted for consideration and that notice be given as required by Chapter 67-1486, Laws of Florida, 1957; that a public hearing be held for the consideration of said additions to the Zoning Regulations on the 4th day of January 1960, at 11:00 o’clock in the forenoon in the Office of the County Commissioners in the Lake County Courthouse at Tavares, Florida.
The recommendations of the Zoning Commission for such additions to the Zoning Regulations are as follows:
1. Section 1 of the Lake County Zoning Regulations be amended by adding thereto the following: “Mobile Home Villages or Trailer Villages – an area for occupancy by mobile homes or trailers when utilized as a single family dwelling.”
2. That Section 2 of the Zoning Regulations, entitled “Districts and Boundaries Thereof” be amended by adding thereto a special exception which shall read as follows:
“SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR R-1, R-2, OR A
LAKE COUNTY REGULATIONS
MOBILE HOMES VILLAGE OR TRAILER VILLAGE
Dated December 3, 1959
“After application to the Zoning Director and after proper public hearings as provided in Chapter 57-1486 Florida Statutes an area may be designated as a Mobile Homes Village or Trailer Village under the following regulations:
“Where direct access to waterways is provided the minimum lot area shall be 3500 square feet. The minimum lot width shall be 50 feet. Upland properties where no access to waterways is provided the minimum lot area shall be 2800 square feet. The minimum lot width shall be 40 feet. No more than 50 percent of the lot area shall be occupied by buildings or structures. Minimum side yard shall be 5 feet. Minimum front yard shall be 10 feet. Wheels shall be removed from mobile homes or house trailers and mobile homes or house trailers shall be placed upon permanent foundations.
“Water supply wells, where needed, shall be placed not more than 10 feet from the front lot line.
“All installations shall be made with regard for the public health in accordance with the provisions of the Lake County Zoning Regulations, for the R-1 Residential Zone.
“Each lot shall provide for one family residence only, utilizing one Mobile Home or House Trailer and such appendages as may be required by the one family.
“Erection shall be in accordance with the General Provisions of the Lake County Zoning Regulations.
“In each Mobile Home or Trailer Village one such lot may be set aside by the developer to be used as an office location for the conduct of the business of the Mobile Home or House Trailer Village and one on-site sign having a size not to exceed 20” x 40” will be permitted.
“USES EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED:
“Automobile junk yards, wrecked or dismantled automobile storage yards.
FOLLOWING LETTERS FILED WITH THE BOARD
SRD re: S-429, Job No. 11580-3601, SR 44-A, from a point approximately 1 mile east of SR S-437 SE 5.546 miles to SR 46
Re: Job No. 1110-3108, SR 44-A, from a point on SR 437 approx. 1.75 miles S of SR 44, E and NE to a point near the intersection with SR 44 – bid tabulation
Re: Job Nos. 11010-3111 (Lake Woodward Drainage) and 11040-3206 – Lady Lake Area
J. Edwin Larson, St. Tres. Re: Notice of Automobile Liability Rate
Ray E. Green, Compt. Re: Annual Financial Report – Co. Commrs. for year ended September 30, 1959
Ray W. Galloway re – tax
Phil Williams re: Improvement of road leading to Green SW
Office Civil and Defense Mobilization – re Rural program
City of Tavares – thanks for completion of new bridge over Dora Canal. Also re: working with the Board for taking care of toilet facilities when they are installed at Summerall Park.
John Lake Improvement Assn – Re: Mosquito program – thanks for assistance
State Board of Health Re: Amount of millage for 1959-1960
Ray E. Green, Compt. – Report Gas Tax
Certificate of Voting Machine Preparation and Inspection
/s/ Frank E Owens /s/ O. M. Simpson