MINUTES OF the MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY commissioners
monday – JULY 25, 1960
The Board of County Commissioners met in called session in the County Commissioners’ room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday July 25, 1960, at ten o’clock A.M. for the purpose of receiving and considering bids for resurfacing certain roads in District No. 4 and such other business as may be brought before the Board, with the following present: Chairman Cross; Commissioners Theus, Bishop and Simpson; Attorney Duncan; and Clerk Owens. (Commr. Cowart was absent.)
The Board was called to order by Chairman Cross.
Mr. Duncan presented a letter from Glenn G. Frazier, A. I. A. regarding an agreement which he entered into with Robert V. Ford, Architect, of Leesburg on July 1, 1960 to transfer all of his interest in the Leesburg, Florida, branch office of his firm to Mr. Ford. The terms of said agreement include the transfer of all accounts receivable and accounts payable as of July 1, 1960.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, heretofore the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County instructed Glenn G. Frazier, an Architect with whom Robert V. Ford was associated, to prepare plans and specifications for the construction of a building for the Agricultural Department of Lake County, and
WHEREAS, the plans for such building have been submitted for approval and have been approved, and
WHEREAS, subsequent to the approval of said plans, Robert V. Ford announced to the Board of County Commissioners that he had acquired all of the rights and interests of Glenn G. Frazier and filed with this Board a statement to the effect that Robert V. Ford had acquired all accounts receivable and accounts payable of the firm with which Glenn G. Frazier was associated and located in Leesburg, Florida, thereby relieving the Board of County Commissioners of any liability to Glenn G. Frazier, Architect.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that any fees earned and due Glenn G. Frazier, Architect, and Robert V. Ford, his associate, and representing an account receivable by said architect on the 1st of July, 1960, be paid to Robert V. Ford and that no sums be paid for services rendered in said project to Glenn G. Frazier.
The executed agreement with Robert V. Ford, architect, on the Agricultural Building was filed.
Discussion on the bill of Linwood A. Bledsoe in the amount of $1,850 for demolishing 11 houses on SR 500. Commr. Simpson and Commr. Bishop think this bill should be paid out of primary road money. Mr. Duncan was instructed to get in touch with Mr. Edwards of the State Road Department about this bill.
Dr. Hall appeared before the Board and asked for the prisoners to clean out a ditch west of the Hammock House on Road 500, as this is a health hazard. The Board agreed to let the prisoners clean out the ditch, as Dr. Hall, Health Director, stated it is a health hazard.
two bids received for paving certain roads in district no. 4
Before the bids were opened, Mr. Goodson reported that there was an error in the advertisement, but that all persons who indicated an interest in the project and submitted bids were advised of the error and were shown the correct roads. Mr. Simpson stated that two of the items in the advertisement for bids were erroneously included. Limit Street has already been paved and does not need any repairs or resurfacing. Robie Avenue is not to be paved or resurfaced. No bids for the paving or resurfacing of said two roads should be considered. Mr. Cross then stated that without objections, no bids on Limit Street and Robie Avenue will be considered.
The following bids were now opened:
J. D. MANLY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Leesburg
On single surface treatment for surfacing certain roads in District No. 4, we submit a bid of 13.45 cents per square yard for this work. Bid or Proposal Bond in the amount of 5% of amount of bid with Continental Casualty Company filed with the bid.
CAMPBELL PAVING COMPANY, P.O. Box 1437, Clearwater
We propose to furnish all labor, materials, and equipment to complete bituminous retreatment of the following roads in District 4.
LaRoe Road, approximately 2 miles
Country Club Road, approximately 2 miles
Wolf Branch Road, approximately 1 mile
Approximately 52,800 square yards at $.13 per sq. yd.
Enclosed bid bond for the sum of 5% of amount of bid.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the bid of Campbell Paving Company of Clearwater to furnish all labor, materials, and equipment to complete bituminous retreatment of the following roads in District 4 was accepted:
LaRoe Road, approximately 2 miles
Country Club Road, approximately 2 miles
Wolf Branch Road, approximately 1 mile
snarr’s subdivision – plat book 6, page 30
Mr. Goodson reported that one property in this subdivision is in conflict with a County road. Surveyor Shewey suggests if the right of way can be reduced from 50 feet to 45 feet, then the whole subdivision can be cleared up and rerecorded. Commr. Bishop stated he paved the road and put in a curb on the strength that the owner was going to build a garage on the back of his house, but now finds out he cannot build. Only about 16 feet of the street is being used now. Mr. Duncan stated the only way to do it is to replat. Commr. Bishop stated that some months ago the Board closed one of the streets in the subdivision. Mr. Goodson said this would be strictly a hardship case. Mr. Duncan said when the plat is approved, we will have to show it is a hardship case and stated that under the circumstances, the owner should be advised to go ahead.
On a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the Plat was accepted when represented to the Board with one street, Lake Drive, 154.92 feet in length with a width of 45 feet, being an Amendment to Snarr’s Subdivision which was previously recorded many years ago.
golden isle subdivision
Mr. Groo again appeared before the Board regarding this subdivision.
Mr. Duncan stated he wrote the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company that the Commissioners would sign the agreement for the railroad crossing for this subdivision, with the understanding that the installation will be entirely at the cost of Lake County.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute the agreement with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. (Golden Isle owners to reimburse County).
following filed with the board:
Cashier’s check #4697 in the amount of $5,250 drawn on the First National Bank Winter Garden to the Board of County Commissioners Lake County for guarantee that Jet, Inc. will put fill dirt on certain lots in Golden Isle Subdivision. (This check is to be held in escrow pending completion of fill in Golden Isle Subdivision to meet the Health Department’s requirements. The engineer’s estimate amount is $4,200.
following filed regarding golden isle subdivision
Certificate of Paul H. Reed, Tax Collector, certifying that the 1959 taxes on the following described property have been paid as evidenced by Receipt #34130 issued 11/18/59:
Beg 669.9 ft of SE cor of Gov Lot 10 run N to NE cor of Gov Lot 10, Beg again at pob, run W 1320 ft, N to NW cor of Gov Lot 10, NE’ly to intersect 1st line.
Title Opinion of Edward J. Hanlon, Jr.
Subordination of Mortgage (Subordination and deed to be recorded)
Quitclaim Deed from Volusia Investment Company, Inc. to Jet Inc.
On a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the Plat of Golden Isle Subdivision was accepted and approved.
contracts with east lake company and j. d. manly construction company
The contracts with the East Lake Company and the J. D. Manly Construction Company were executed on June 22, 1960 and filed with the Board (Emeralda and other roads).
Clerk Owens read a letter from C. E. Duncan enclosing an Amendment to the Appraisal made on SR 44 Section 11110-2108, Parcel #26, property of Mrs. Beck.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson,, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the reappraisal was accepted and Mr. Duncan, Attorney for the Board, was authorized to request payment for same from the State Road Department.
historical society building
Mr. Owens advised the Board that only $300 is left in the Historical Society Fund. He reported that he contacted H. A. Smith of Tavares, and he said he would nail down the loose places on the roof of the building, brush off rusted places, and paint the roof with an $8 a gallon aluminum paint for the price of $90. Mr. Owens stated he took this matter up with the Historical Society, and they authorized him to have the work done, bill the Historical Society for same for its approval, and present it to the Board of County Commissioners for payment.
On a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to instruct H. A. Smith to paint the roof of the Historical Society Building as above outlined for the sum of $90.00.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to advise the Historical Society that the maximum that the Board can pay is $1,500 annually. You should authorize the bills and submit to the Board for payment, as the Board cannot pay any more money to the Historical Society.
Mr. Goodson brought to the attention of the Board a letter signed by James E. Connor, Chairman, Interim Steering Committee, Southwest Florida Water Management District, and John W. Wakefield, Director, Department of Water Resources, regarding contributions for the study of the Green Swamp. Mr. Goodson was advised that the Water Authority has pledged to make a contribution of $600 for this project; therefore, the Board of County Commissioners will not participate in the project.
Bill Reedy, Representative, appeared before the Board and gave a report on the visit of 10 members of the legislature to the Leesburg and Eustis Units of the Florida National Guard in training at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Mr. Reedy stated that these two Units were mentioned as two of the outstanding Units. Brig. Gen. C. H. Cooper, assistant division commander of the 48th Division, Florida National Guard, personally conducted the legislators on an “inspection tour” of the camp facilities and gave lay interpretations of the technical demonstrations. Mr. Reedy stated it was a pleasure to represent the Board at this Review, and he thoroughly enjoyed it.
discussion on amount paid for burying indigent persons
Commr. Theus thinks this fee should be raised to $150, as the undertakers lose money on the ‘deal.’ Mr. Owens stated the budget is already prepared for the coming year. This could be discussed this Thursday before the acceptance of the budget.
Mr. Duncan read an article in a paper by the Jacksonville Marine Association regarding the lower bridges of the Oklawaha River and the Lake County chain of lakes. Mr. Duncan stated we are very much concerned with waterways in Lake County and thinks this article should be turned over to the Water Authority. Mr. Duncan was instructed to get more information on this.
Commr. Theus stated that Mr. Hughes would like to invite the Micro-Midget Racers to Lake County in 1961 and would appreciate the Board adopting a resolution endorsing this. He also stated that Mr. Hughes would talk to Mr. Duncan and give him information so that the proper resolution for the invitation may be adopted.
MEETING ADJOURNED to Thursday, July 28, at 9:00 o’clock a.m.
/s/ Frank E. Owens___ /s/ Fred Cross __