MINUTES OF the regular MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY commissioners
monday – april 4, 1960
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, April 4, 1960 at ten o’clock a.m., with the following present: Chairman Cross; Commissioners Theus, Cowart, Bishop and Simpson; Attorney Duncan; and Clerk Owens.
The Board was called to order by Chairman Cross.
Reading of the minutes was omitted until the next meeting.
Mr. Cross announced that Mr. Bishop’s mother is at the point of death, and he would like to take up some matters as early as possible in order that he may be excused.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Notary Public Bonds of Elmer Christian Jost and John A. Watson, both of Clermont, with American Fire & Casualty Company were approved.
Clerk Owens reported he has approved since the last regular meeting the following Notary Public Bonds with American Surety Company of New York:
Grace N. Meier 3-9-60, A. G. Polk 3-9-60, Basil F. Stewart 3-22-60, Angus McDonald 4-1-60, and James Noblitt 4-4-60.
WITH AMERICAN FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY the following:
Antonio J. Radosti 3-10-60, Marion H. Alsobrook 3-18-60, Dorothy S. Thompson 4-4-60,
AND WITH U. S. FIDELITY AND GUARANTY COMPANY:
C. Harold Hippler 3-30-60.
bids for leveling and resurfacing of grove street
Notice having been advertised for the leveling and resurfacing of Grove Street between the end of the NE leg of SR 500 and SR 19 intersection and South Avenue, Eustis, the following bids were received and read by Clerk Owens after having read the Notice to Bidders:
BASIC ASPHALT CORPORATION, P.O. Box 407, Lockhart, Florida
Total price of job $8.429.00
Cashier’s check in the amount of $421.45 is enclosed.
DALLAS ASPHALT COMPANY, INC., P.O. Box 1417, Sanford, Florida
Approximately 490 tons for $5.50 per ton $2,695.00
To furnish and put in place approx. 8,200 sq. yds. Asphaltic concrete surface course type #2 including tack coat & all
equipment to install $.62 per sq. yd. $5,084.00
Total bid price $7,779.00
5% bid bond enclosed
PAV-A-WAY CORP., P.O. Box 1078, Lakeland, Florida
ITEM 1 – 490 tons hot sand asphalt leveling course @ $6.50 $3,185.00
ITEM 2 – 8,200 sq. yds asphaltic concrete surface type II @$.356 $2,919.20
TOTAL BID $6,104.20
Cashier’s check in the amount of $400 was enclosed.
Clerk Owens announced the low bid is PAV-A-WAY CORP. of Lakeland; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, PAV-A-WAY CORP. of Lakeland, Florida, was awarded the contract for leveling and resurfacing of Grove Street between the end of the northeast leg of SR 500 and SR 19 intersection and South Avenue, Eustis, as they are the low bidder, the bid being $6,104.20, and Clerk Owens was instructed to return the cashier’s check and bid bond to the other bidders.
Mr. Karl Lehmann, Director of Civil Defense, appeared before the Board and presented a request of the radio amateurs of Lake County, who now have 46 units operating on the civil defense frequencies to change the civil defense frequency to separate Channel 2 and our frequency to a greater degree. This change, however, would cost $322, of which the Amateurs have agreed to pay 25 percent and ask the County to pay the other 75 percent out of the Civil Defense budget.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the request of the Radio Amateurs for the Board of County Commissioners to finance 75 percent of the cost in making the change of the Civil Defense frequency to separate Channel 2 at a cost of $322 was allowed, the total amount to be paid by the Board being $241.50 to be paid out of the Civil Defense budget.
Mr. Lehmann stated that Saturday a week ago we were called to Tampa by Governor Collins, and Mr. Goodson and I went to represent the County regarding damage from floods, the total damages being about $77,000. The claims have to be filed in line with a request.
J. H. Pegram appeared before the Board and stated he has sold some lots on the highway by metes and bounds. He has 3 remaining lots and cannot afford to plat these three lots and would like permission to have them recorded by metes and bounds. Mr. Duncan said on these where he already has the contract, I do not think the Board could refuse to allow them to be recorded. Therefore, Mr. Pegram was advised to put a notation on the deeds before recording.
Howell Walker of Ferndale came before the Board and presented an article appearing in the Leesburg Commercial regarding the Board allowing the sale of beer in Ferndale on Sundays. Mr. Duncan read the article. Commr. Bishop stated for clarification of everyone here I have never been contacted about this by anyone, except Welborn Daniel, and one other person in Clermont asked if I had seen the paper. Mr. Daniel thinks this should not be done by piecemeal but by resolution countywide. Commr. Bishop said he agrees with Mr. Daniel that it should be countywide. Mr. Cross said there seems to be no issue at this time, as there is no one present to object.
W. H. Hand of Haines Creek Road appeared before the Board regarding a subdivision. After discussion, the County Commissioners instructed Clerk Owens that upon presentation of deeds, if they show that they are based upon the contract entered into prior to 1960, they should be recorded.
R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, and Kingwood Sprott, Attorney from Bartow representing Universal Food Products, Inc., appeared before the Board regarding requesting a revision of the personal property tax assessment on their Clermont plant for the year 1959. Mr. Sprott explained that the property was removed from the Clermont plant to Polk County before 1959 and asked that Mr. Cassady make a reduction in the tax roll. Mr. Duncan asked for a complete record of what is being taxed in Polk County, but he does not think Mr. Cassady can make a reduction on the tax roll. Mr. Duncan thinks the Board of County Commissioners is willing to listen to a hardship request, but the company should itemize all of the tangible property in the plant in 1958; a certificate that part of the property was located in Polk County in 1959. Itemize those parts now located in Polk County and in Maryland, present this to Mr. Cassady, and he will bring it to the next Board meeting on April 11th.
Mr. Homer H. Grafton and Mr. Parsons of Banning Beach appeared before the Board and requested the Commissioners for assistance in keeping up the road into Banning Beach by putting some clay on it and grading it up. Commr. Bishop and Mr. Goodson stated they will check on this road.
Charles W. Chellman, Farm Forester for Orange, Lake, and Seminole Counties, and Forester Smith appeared before the Board and presented the Farm Forester’s Semi-annual Report of September 1, 1959 through February 29, 1960. The Board thanked Mr. Chellman for the report.
Frank Johnson of the Wild Life Commission appeared before the Board and advised the Board that they could request from Bill Woods, Hyacinth Division Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission, Lakeland, Florida, a machine called “grasshopper” and personnel to cut out bonnets, weeds, grass, etc. from Yale-Griffin Canal and other places in Lake County. They should specify that the Canal is public water for public traffic and is needed for boating and fishing and as a help to navigation and water control. When they find out the date, they can come to Lake County and notify Frank Johnson. Mr. Duncan was requested to make this request to the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Lakeland, Florida.
Nils A. Hallgren, R-3, Box 176, Leesburg, appeared before the Board in the interest of getting permission to sell beer on Sunday at the Valhala. A discussion followed as to the sale of beer on Sunday being allowed countywide. Mr. Bishop said the policy of granting individual Sunday beer permission would continue to be a political issue during an election year. He said the only solution was to either throw the countywide open for beer sales on Sunday or completely shut off the sales. Commr. Simpson stated he thinks they should be countywide.
On a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Cowart, with Commr. Simpson voting against the motion, Commr. Theus refrained from voting, stating he has consistently voted against sale on Sundays, and Commr. Cross not voting, the following resolution was adopted and carried 2-1.
WHEREAS, various holders of licenses to sell beer in Lake County have in the past been granted the right to sell beer during certain hours on each Sunday, and
WHEREAS, other holders of such licenses have made requests for permission to sell beer on Sunday, and
WHEREAS, in all equity if certain designated holders of such licenses are permitted to sell beer on Sunday, all holders of licenses to sell beer should have the same right;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the respective holders of licenses to sell beer in Lake County, Florida, be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to sell beer between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, in addition to the statutory hours for sale on other days.
The following named persons made application today for sale of beer on Sunday:
Carl L. and Mildred J. Moseman, Star Route 2, Deland, Florida
Sam Patane, Box 517, Clermont, Florida
Garner Wilson, Wilson’s Grocery & Filling Station, P.O. Box 36, Cassia, Florida
plat of hubbard subdivision north of helena run
The Plat of Hubbard Subdivision north of Helena Run was presented to the Board by Mr. Sawyer of Orange State Engineers Inc. with American Title & Insurance Company Policy #2-80492 showing the title in Roy Hubbard and wife Jane Hubbard. A letter from the Lake County Health Department and a letter from Orange State Engineers, Inc. was filed. Mr. Duncan stated he has a letter from Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company with the Agreement consenting for the removal of the present crossing. The Plat is in good shape. No lots shall be sold until the rod is in. On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Plat of Hubbard Subdivision was accepted and approved.
AUTHORITY FOR THE CHAIRMAN AND CLERK TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
At a regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, held on the 4th day of April, 1960, the following was ordered and spread upon the minutes:
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the form of agreement between the said County and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company dated March 28, 1960 by the provisions of which the said railroad company grants to the said County the right or license of constructing and maintaining a public road or street crossing at grade across the right of way and track or tracks of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company near Okahumpka, Florida, at a point 220 feet southeastwardly measured along the center line of the Railroad Company’s main track from mile post S-806, as particularly described in said agreement and as more fully shown on the blueprint attached to and made a part of said agreement, be and the same is hereby approved.
Further that upon completion of said crossing, said County will at its sole cost and expense and in a manner satisfactory to the Engineer Maintenance of Way of said Railroad Company, abandon and remove from the Railroad Company’s right of way the old road crossing located 180 feet southeast of the above-described crossing, as shown in yellow on the blueprint attached to said agreement.
Further, that the Chairman and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, are hereby authorized and directed to execute said agreement in the name and on behalf of said County.
discussion on property at rod ‘n reel subdivision
Mr. Duncan stated he has discussed this matter at length with Mr. Sparks and thinks he will have to lose the property unless he gets permission to use a hardship ruling. Commr. Cross stated he will recommend the hardship ruling at the proper time.
shademoor acres first addition
Shademoor Acres First Addition near the WLBE Radio Station, Lisbon, owned by E. S. Pendry and wife, Mr. Sawyer presented the Plat of this subdivision with the title opinion of W. B. Hunter, attorney (not signed) and letters from the Lake County Health Department and Orange State Engineers, Inc. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the Plat of Shademoor Acres First Addition was approved, subject to Attorney Hunter signing the Title Opinion. (Later during the day, Mr. Hunter signed the Title Opinion.)
Ray Breeden appeared before the Board and asked for approval to sell certain lots and approval of certain property as a subdivision, although he does not have a 16-foot easement and the road is not in. Mr. Duncan stated he could sell one lot by metes and bounds without violating the law; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Board approved the sale of one parcel.
the following checks were filed with the board from:
R. M. Hollway for hauling 24 loads of dirt in District No. 1 $140.00
Leo Kight for sale of pipe in District No. 5 $125.00
recess and reassembly
The Board adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:30 p.m.
The Board was called to order by Chairman Cross.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, Clerk Owens and Chairman Cross were authorized to execute the County deed (covering applications No.s. 9976-77-78-79) conveying to William L. Dempsey and wife Lillie Dempsey Lots in Blocks H and K, Okahumpka, Florida.
A letter from P. A. Husebo of the Children’s Committee regarding relief for the Supervisor of the Juvenile Shelter during the weekends stated they have selected Jake Price, Kaolin Street, Leesburg, the runner up, and agreed on $12.50 for the period which can run, if necessary, from midnight Saturday night to 6:00 a.m. Monday morning. (See action of Bd 6-6-60.)
road limits on certain roads
Mr. Bishop said the big trucks are tearing up the County roads, and signs should be erected establishing weight loads. On a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that pursuant to an Act of the Legislature authorizing the Board of County Commissioners to establish the Speed Limits and to establish weight loads for motor vehicles using County roads, that the maximum weight load for any vehicle traversing the following described County roads:
COUNTY ROAD commencing at the Post Office in the Town of Minneola and continuing in a northwesterly direction along the lakeshore of Lake Minneola to intersect State Road S-561, and
THAT CERTAIN COUNTY ROAD commencing on State Road S-452 approximately one-fourth mile east of the west boundary of Section 35, Township 19 South, Range 26 East and continuing thence in a northerly direction, crossing the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad right of way at State Road 500 (US 441) and intersecting the State Road 19 approximately one mile south of the “Dreamboat Corner.”
IT IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED AND FIXED AT 2 ½ tons.
Anyone violating the above-established load limits and the provisions of this Resolution shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided by law.
petition of c. n. mcelvey for closing platted road or street
Mr. Duncan filed the Petition of C. N. McElvey for closing a platted road or street, with the Proof of Publication. Said Petition being as follows:
To: The Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida:
Your Petitioner, C. N. McElvey, the owner of all the property abutting the following described unnamed public road or street, hereby respectfully requests and petitions that the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, renounce, quitclaim, and disclaim any right of the County of Lake and the public in and to the following described unnamed public road or street, located and delineated on the Plat of Groveland Farms, which Plat is filed and recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida, in Plat Book 2, page 11, and being more particularly described as follows:
A strip of land lying between Tracts 62 and 63, according to the Plat of Groveland Farms, in Section 28, Township 22 South, Range 25 East, and in support of said Petition, respectfully shows:
1. That Petitioneer is the owner of all the land adjoining, abutting, and affected by the unnamed road or street hereinabove described.
2. That said unnamed road or street is not included within any incorporated municipality in Lake County, Florida.
3. That said unnamed road or street is not a part of any County, State, or Federal Highway.
4. That said unnamed road or street has never been opened to the general use of the public and has, in fact, been planted in citrus trees for a number of years.
5. That the closing of said unnamed road or street will not interfere with the Road System and will not deprive any person owning property near or adjacent to said unnamed road or street of any means of ingress or egress to any existing public highways.
6. That Petitioner has published a Notice of Intention to Close said platted road or street in the Tavares Lake County Citizen as required by law for the closing of streets and avenues and presents with this Petition the proof of publication of said Notice.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED this 4th day of April, A. D. 1960.
C. N. McElvey
WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, C. N. McElvey, the owner of the land abutting the following described platted unnamed road or street has presented to the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, a Petition to Close a certain unnamed platted road or street in Lake County, Florida, as it appears upon the Plat designated as Groveland Farms, which Plat is filed and recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida, in Plat Book 2, page 11, and more particularly described as follows:
A strip of land lying between Tracts 62 and 63, according to the Plat of Groveland Farms, in Section 28, Township 22 South, Range 25 East.
And said Petition is in proper order and form, and
WHEREAS, the said Board of County Commissioners has on this the 4th day of April, A. D. 1960 at its regular meeting at 10 o’clock in the forenoon at its office in the Courthouse at Tavares, Lake County, Florida, considered the advisability of renouncing or disclaiming any right of Lake County and the public in and to the above-described unnamed platted road or street and the advisability of vacating, abandoning, discontinuing, and closing same, and a Notice of this meeting was published according to law in the Tavares Lake County Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation published at Tavares, Lake County, Florida, proper proof of the publication of which has been submitted to the Board of County Commissioners, and
WHEREAS, the Board has considered said application, and no objections have been made to the closing of said unnamed platted road or street, and it appears to the Board that the continued dedication of said platted road or street can serve no useful service to the public;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the unnamed platted road or street hereinbefore more particularly described be henceforth closed, abandoned, discontinued, and vacated; and that the Board of County Commissioners, acting for Lake County and the public, does hereby renounce and disclaim any right, title, or interest in and to the said unnamed platted road or street and that the title to said unnamed platted road or street be vested in the adjoining property owner in accordance with law.
ATTEST: (Frank E. Owens, Clerk) (Fred Cross, Chairman)
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, 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 for the purpose of protecting the safety and welfare of the public, a sign shall be placed at the present south city limits of the City of Eustis where Fahnstock Avenue intersects the same, which sign shall read as follows: “DEAD END” and owners of property along said road south of the City Limits of Eustis may add their names thereto.
parking in front of courthouse on irma street
Attorney Duncan reported to the Board that he has received a communication from the City Council of the City of Tavares advising that they were preparing to erect parking signs along Irma Street, providing for two-hour parking but have suggested that if the County Commissioners requested, they would provide for parking on the south side of Irma Street in front of the Courthouse for visitors of the Courthouse only, instead of the usual two-hour parking signs.
Upon a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Theus, the Board of County Commissioners accepted and approved the plan of the City of Tavares for parking along Irma Street in front of the Courthouse and requested the Clerk to so advise the City Commission.
Mr. Duncan read a letter from the State Road Department regarding drainage at the Wawryzchi house. Mr. Cross suggested that the Board make a new request to the State Road Department to relocate the drainage to avoid the house; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, Attorney Duncan was instructed to request the State Road Department to relocate the drainage ditch and avoid the house. (Mr. Goodson is to check this and advise Mr. Duncan.)
On a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute the Option to Purchase Lots K and L in Block 40, Tavares, from J. C. Sparks and wife for the sum of $2,200 and that warrant to be drawn to J. C. Sparks and wife for $200 as a binder.
TITLE SEARCH ON JOB NO. 1185-2601
The Title Search on Job No. 1185-2601 from SR 44 east of Eustis to SR 42 east of Umatilla was filed with the Board. On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the Title Search as above was approved.
A letter from L. C. Bates, Superintendent of the SAL RR Company regarding installation of a railroad crossing at a point 3,531 feet northeastwardly from Mile Post 780 west of Tavares (Skinner Crossing) was read and filed. The letter stated this matter is being referred to the Division Engineer with the request that prompt attention and handling be given.
bids on ballots for first primary election
Clerk Owens informed the Board that only two papers, namely the Mount Dora Topic and the Eustis Lake Region News, bid on the ballots.
Mount Dora Topic’s bid was $104.70
Eustis Lake Region News’ bid was $75
Therefore, Mr. Owens accepted the bid of the Eustis Lake Region News, the lower bid.
delinquent tax list to be printed
Mr. Owens stated the paper should be designated to print the Delinquent Tax List; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the Eustis Lake Region news was designated to publish the Delinquent List for the year 1959. (The publishing of this list is rotated, and it is time for the Eustis Lake Region News to publish it.)
The receipt of Lake County Taxes 1959 on the property in Section 13-21-25 purchased from T. J. Blitch, Jr. was filed with the Board.
A letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of State, regarding the Annual Statewide Service Officers’ School and Conference to be held May 2 through May 7, 1960 at the Daytona Plaza Hotel, Dayton Beach, was read. On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, J. C. Hunter, County Service Officer, was authorized to attend the Annual Statewide Service Officers’ School and Conference in Daytona Beach.
A Petition signed by Mr. Peterson, Sr. and other citizens on Haines Creek Road regarding bees belonging to Mr. Kilgore disturbing or stinging the children and animals was read, and Attorney Duncan was instructed to notify the Petitioners the Board has no jurisdiction regarding this matter and it would be an action of the Court as a nuisance.
A letter from D. R. Savage requested that trash cans be placed on his property on both sides of the Howey Bridge at the south end. Mr. Bishop stated he got in touch with Mr. Mims of the State Road Department, and he said they have a few cans on US 27 but do not place them out promiscuously and thinks this is a problem for the Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Duncan was instructed to write Mr. Savage that the State Road Department said there is nothing they can do, as they do not have the facilities.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus that the Certificate of Correction of Errors on the 1959 Lake County Tax Roll numbered 227 through 244 were approved.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the March salary of Judge Futch and also the personal expense allowance due in March was prorated through March 24. 1960.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried unanimously, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the people of Lake County and of the Fifth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida and the State of Florida as a whole have suffered a great loss in the death of Judge T. G. Futch, who has served the public so ably and well, first as an Attorney, then as a member of the Legislature, during which period he was elevated to the highest offices of the Legislature and finally as the Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida, and
WHEREAS, the loss of Judge Futch will be felt for years to come, and because of his public service, it is fitting that this Board pay tribute to his memory and his many acts of public service, which are recorded upon the public records of Lake County and the State of Florida as an everlasting record of his service, and
WHEREAS, Judge Futch has always been a champion of the right, regardless of the stature of the persons involved in any legal proceeding or in any enterprise in which he took an interest, and the people generally will greatly miss his championship.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that this Board and each and every member hereof do express their regret and their sorrow in the passing of Judge Futch; that we pay tribute to his memory as a Judge and as a humanitarian and as a man dedicated to the service of his fellowmen; that we express to the members of his family our deep sympathy in their loss; and that we further express to his family that because of deep religious convictions and his service to his Church and his Lord, he is now with his Maker, enjoying the reward of a life well spent.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the members of his family and that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of this Board.
lake county versus j. h. hooten
Mr. Duncan reported he has discussed with W. B. Hunter, Attorney, this case, and it can and will be set down for trial at the May term of Circuit Court.
A letter from this corporation was read stating the construction of work has been satisfactorily completed; therefore, they would appreciate it very much if you would give us a letter stating the bond in connection with pipeline construction work is no longer necessary so same may be cancelled. They would be very glad to furnish an insurance certificate in lieu of the bond. The letter was referred to Attorney Duncan for reply.
title search on job 1109-106 and 11010
The title search on Job 1109-106; SR 19; and Job 11010 SR 500; Leesburg to SR 19, was requested by the State Road Department. After discussion of this route, the Board thinks should have municipal type section from the Dream Boat to Haines Creek Road. Therefore, Mr. Duncan was instructed to confer with Mr. Rolfe Davis, Road Board Member, in regard to these plans. Mr. Theus suggested that Mr. Cross, Mr. Bishop, and Mr. Goodson accompany Mr. Duncan to confer with Mr. Davis. Action was deferred on requesting the title search until the next meeting.
A letter from the Comptroller’s office requesting a report on the two Lake County Confederate Pensioners, Mrs. Lenorah Haire, Umatilla, and Mrs. Nonie Gray, Mascotte. Commr. Cowart reported Mrs. Gray is still living, and Commr. Cross will check on Mrs. Haire.
heavy equipment at fairgrounds
A letter regarding this equipment with notation from R. E. Norris, County Agent, was referred to Mr. Duncan.
On a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the action of the Chairman and Clerk in approving the following applications for admittance to the Southwest T. B. Hospital, Tampa, was approved: Harry George Stemshorn, Jessie Steele, Luther Augustus Swartz, and Levi Chavis.
TYPICAL SECTION and copy of right of way contract filed
The Typical Section executed by Clerk Owens on March 7, 1960 on Job No. 11686-3601, SR S-478, Cherry Lake, was filed with the Board.
The executed copy of the right of way contract on Job 11640-2601, SR S-33 Dixie Avenue, Leesburg, was filed with the Board.
garbage disposal request from sorrento
A letter from the Sorrento-Mount Plymouth Civic Association as to whether or not there is free garbage disposal in Lake County was read by Clerk Owens. The Clerk was instructed to notify them there is a dumping ground near Sorrento just south of Eustis. If they will bring the garbage there, it will be covered.
meeting in tampa re flood control
Mr. Goodson gave a report on this meeting, and he was authorized to fill out the forms for application for emergency relief. Mr. Bishop requested that the Lake Saunder’s Ditch be included in this application.
bill of fred owles re old folks site
Mr. Goodson said a representative of the Health Department will be here tomorrow and will go over this bill with Dr. Hall. If agreeable with the Board, it might be well to hold these bills until after this meeting. Mr. Duncan was instructed to write Mr. Owles the work does not meet the State Board of Health regulations, so they will not be paid.
recommendations from zoning hearing on march 31
The recommendations from the Zoning hearing on March 31, 1960 were presented by the Zoning Director. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Lake County Zoning Commission did on the 31st day of March, 1960, after due notice of the hearing, review applications for changes and revisions of the zoning of certain areas in Lake County and did approve certain changes as requested in the particular applications hereinafter set forth; and the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, having reviewed said applications and the recommendations of the Lake County Commission;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the Zoning Rules and Regulations of Lake County be altered and amended as they pertain to the following tracts of land, to the Classification following each description:
1. Lots 8-11 inclusive of Country Club Gateway Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 14, page 71, public records of Lake County, Florida, now classified as R-1-A, be reclassified to permit a variance with authority to place an apartment house on said property.
2. Lake View Heights, Lake View Heights First Addition, and Lake View Heights Second Addition, as recorded in Plat Book 12, page 48, public records of Lake County, Florida, now classified as R-1-A, be and the same is amended, changed, and rezoned in Classification R-2.
3. The North Half of Section 22, Township 22 South, Range 25 East (less the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 22); and that part of Section 23, Township 22 South, Range 25 East lying North of State Road 50 and West of the center line of Palatlakaha River, now classified as R-1-A be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned as classification A (Agricultural).
4. That part of the West Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, south of the Railroad right of way which runs parallel to US Highway 441, now classified as R-1-A be, and the same is amended, changed, and rezoned as Classification Class C-1 (Commercial).
5. Lots 16 -33 inclusive in Block 3, according to the Plat of Indian Hill Subdivision, recorded in Plat Book 8, page 28, public records of Lake County, Florida, now classified – part as C-1 and part as R-1-A – be, and the same is hereby granted a variance to prohibit duplexes and to permit and allow a trailer village on said properties.
6. The South Half of Lot 1 and all of Lots 2-4 inclusive and that part of Lots 5 and 6 lying south and west of the County Road in Block 4 of Silver Lakes Estates, all recorded in Plat Book 10, pages 66-69 inclusive; also the East 600 feet of the south Quarter of Government Lot 3 in Section 9, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, now classified as A (Agricultural), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification R-1 (Residential).
7. Blocks 8 – 10 inclusive of Reeve’s Subdivision as appears in Plat Book 1, page 32, public records of Lake County, Florida, now zoned as Class R-1 (Residential) be, and the same is hereby amended, changed, and rezoned to Class R-2.
8. Lots 1 – 9 inclusive in Block 4; and Lots 1-17 inclusive in Block 5, according to the Plat of Mount Plymouth Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 8, page 85, public records of Lake County, Florida, now zoned as R-1 (Residential) be, and the same is hereby amended, changed, and rezoned to Class C-1 (Commercial).
9. 300 feet measured at right angles East of the West line of Section 21, Township 19 South, Range 26 East and lying between the right of way boundary of State Road 19 and the waters of Lake Eustis; and also a parcel described as beginning 1301.94 feet West from the Southeast corner of Government Lot 2, run North 385.5 feet, South 65̊ 06’ West 1205.4 feet, North 43̊ 49’ West 357 feet to west side of road for point of beginning, continue North 43̊ 49’ West 910 feet to Lake Eustis, northeasterly along Lake Eustis 432 feet, begin again at point of beginning and run Northeasterly 245 feet on State Road 19 Northwesterly along canal to intersect first line on lake shore, now zoned as R-1 (Residential), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed, and rezoned to Class C-3 (Commercial).
10. Lot 2 in Block 2 according to the Plat of Little Acre Subdivision as appears recorded in Plat Book 6, page 29, public records of Lake County, Florida, now zoned as C-3, be, and the same is hereby granted conditional use of said Lot 2 for a used car lot.
discussion on commr. theus trading old barn site east of minute maid – leesburg
There was discussion on Commr. Theus trading the old barn site east of Minute Maid, Leesburg, for property on US 441 at Silver Lake Sand Company belonging to Minute Maid.
Mr. Theus wants to appoint appraisers if the Board approves the exchange of the property. The Board agreed that it would be alright to make the exchange; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the following named persons were appointed appraisers: W. L. Huey, H. B. Harrell, Jr., and Ransford Potter.
clerk OWENS filed the following re: election
List of Democratic candidates who qualified for the First Primary Election enclosing a check for 2/3 of qualifying fees paid, $3,133.33.
Certified list of candidates to R. A. Gray, Secretary of State
Certified list to Katherine L. Baker, Supervisor of Registration
Certified list to Frank L. Porter, Jr., Secretary of State, Demo Ex. Comm., with check for 1/3 of the amount of qualifying fees of all Demo candidates, $1,566.67
Certified list to Helena Nutt, Secretary-Treasurer, Lake County Demo Ex Comm, with check of $3,133.32 for 2% of Assessment from democratic candidates. Receipt for same from Miss Nutt.
annual report of robert e. pierce, judge, small claims court
lake county, filed with the board as follows:
REPORT OF RECEIPTS, EXPENSES AND NET INCOME FOR THE YEAR ENDING THE 31ST DAY OF DECEMBER, 1959
RECEIPTS FROM INDIVIDUALS
Earned This Year 1959 Last Year 1958 1957 1956
Filing Fees 4276.64 3618.81 2793.20 408.70
(1) TOTALS 4276.64 3618.80 2793.20 108.70
RECEIPTS FROM GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES
ITEM This Year 1959 Last Year 1958 1957 1956
Postage 353.43 341.70 447.35 49.50
Clerk’s Salary 1690.00 1690.00 1162.50 none
(4) TOTAL EXPENSES 2043.43 2031.70 1609.85 49.50
COMPUTATION OF NET INCOME
(3) Total Receipts 4276.64 3618.81 2793.20 408.70
(4) Total Expenses 2043.43 2031.70 1609.85 49.50
(5) Net Income 2233.21 1587.11 1183.35 359.20
(6) Already reported in prior years xxxxxx
(7) Total net inc to date 2233.21 1587.11 1183.35 359.20
(8) Comp. allowed none none none none
(9) Due County none none none none
(10) Previously paid none none none none
(11) Amt. now due none none none none
STATE OF FLORIDA, COUNTY OF LAKE ss.
I, ROBERT E. PIERCE, County of Lake, State of Florida, do solemnly swear that the foregoing is a true, correct, and complete report of Fees, Commissions, or Remunerations received by me as judge of the Small Claims Court and of the expenses paid or for which I have become liable for the year ending the 31st day of December, 1959.
Robert E. Pierce, Lake County
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of March, A.D. 1960
Vivian P. Ritter (Notarial Seal)
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission Expires August 21, 1961
Bonded by American Fire & Casualty Co.
following letter filed with the board:
SRD regarding maintenance resolution on certain roads and request for 8 certified copies of the resolution authorizing the pledge of the 80% surplus gas tax for issuing certificates, etc.
Florida State Board of Health: State Treasurer’s Office, Auto Liability Rate filing
Road and Bridge bonds, State Board of Administration
Card of thanks from Mrs. Futch
following reports filed with the board:
M. Valentine, Home Demo Agent and 1 Assistant: R. E. Norris, County Agent and 2 Assistants
J. C. Hunter, County Service Officer.
/s/ Frank E. Owens___ /s/ Fred Cross __