MINUTES OF THE regular MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS monday – jUNE 5, 1961 AT 10 A.M.
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners’ room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, June 5, 1961 with the following present: Vice-Chairman Cowart, Commissioners Dykes, Simpson and Babb; Attorney Duncan; Clerk Owens; and Engineer Goodson.
The Board was called to order by Vice-Chairman Cowart.
The reading of the minutes of previous meetings was omitted at this time.
Clerk Owens reported he has approved since the first regular meeting in May, the following Notary Public Bonds with:
American Surety Company of New York:
James. W. Buie 5-4-61; Bernice L. Bennett 5-23-61; John Kadlec 5-22-61; and Louise Adams 5-16-61.
Pan American Fire and Casualty Company:
Stephen B. Harrell 5-9-61; Marion E. Williamson 5-9-61 and reapproved on 5-23-61.
The Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York:
Lois M. Obermiller 5-23-61
United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company:
Alma J. Williams 5-4-61
Continental Casualty Company:
James L. Wilkinson 6-2-61
Notice having been advertised for the purchase of one thermal aerosol fogging machine for mosquito control, the following bids were received and read:
SOUTHERN MILL CREEK PRODUCTS CO., INC.
P. O. Box 4297, Tampa 7
One reconditioned TIFA FOG Generator, Model 40E $995.00
7520 13th Avenue, North, St. Petersburg 10
One model SIF-12A Seefog Aerosol Fogging Machine $998.50
CURTIS AUTOMOTIVE DEVICES, INC.
P. O. Box 8396, Tampa
One Dyna Fog “600” remote controlled 60 gal. per hr
Thermal Aerosol Fogging Machine $1,447.00
Danco Products Co.
P. O. Box 16026, Tampa
One Leco 40 Thermal Aerosol Fogging Machine $990.00
Alternate – LECO 8 – machine $1,875.00
Mr. Tanner stated that Danco’s Alternate and the Seefog machines have been tested by the State Board of Health.
Motion by Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bids be taken under advisement for Mr. Tanner and Co. Eng. Goodson to check.
Later, Mr. Goodson reported that he and Mr. Tanner had checked all the bids and the two lower bids are only $8.50 apart in price, therefore, he recommended that the bid of SEEFOG, INC. be accepted as it was 55 pounds lighter weight, more portable, steam actuated and hugs the ground in winds. WHEREUPON, on motion by Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried the bid of SEEFOG, INC. to furnish Lake County One Model SIF-12A Seefog Aerosol Fogging Machine, with standard equipment as advertised, for the price of $998.50 was accepted.
Clerk Owens was instructed to notify the successful bidder and the other bidders.
insecticide for mosquito control
Mr. Tanner stated he needs more insecticide and presented specifications for same, which were read by Clerk Owens, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Simpson seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to advertise in the Tavares Lake County Citizen for additional insecticide for the Mosquito Control Project. (Take bids on June 13, 1961)
checks filed by Commr. babb
The following checks were filed by Commr. Babb for reimbursement for work:
Victor Roepke $123.60
J. L. Huffstetler 49.44
Bradford E. Brown 20.00
(To be deposited to credit of D-5)
Mr. Elmer Yost appeared before the Board and presented Plat of The Palms Mobile Home Estates, with letter from Co. Eng. Goodson and letter from Lake County Health Department; also title insurance policy #Y-883-429 issued by Lawyers Title Insurance Company on June 2, 1961 was presented. Mr. Duncan stated the policy shows the title in Florida Ridge Grove Corp., subject to a mortgage, but the lien of the mortgage has been released as to all drives, streets and alleys. The streets are clear. The required width of the streets is okay. The subdivision joins SR 25. Mr. Duncan also stated that a copy of a Resolution passed by this Board which describes this property as being suitable for Mobile Homes has been filed with this Board. WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Plat of The Palms Mobile Home Estates was approved and accepted.
garbage dump for clermont, minneola, GROVELAND and mascotte
Mr. Bon Jorn, Mayor of Clermont, appeared before the Board re: Garbage dump for this area. He stated we have located a 48-acre tract of land in Groveland Farms that would be suitable for a dump but the price is $15,000 and we are not able to buy it.
Discussion on County buying land for garbage dumps for Cities
Mr. Duncan said the County cannot do this for if buy for one will have to buy for others and the County is not in a position to buy land for garbage dumps. Mr. Dykes suggested that the four cities get together and buy the 48-acre tract. Mr. Tanner stated the State would keep the dump covered. Mr. Duncan suggested that the four mayors have a meeting on this and see what they can work out.
proposed agreement with city of clermont
The proposed Agreement with the City of Clermont dated April 12, 1961, with copy of same, which has never been executed by the City of Clermont and which was rescinded at a previous meeting was filed with the Board, with letter of transmittal from A. M. Johnson, City Clerk of Clermont; also copy of letter from Joseph Bon Jorn, Mayor, to C. E. Duncan, Attorney, re: County acquiring land for a garbage dump.
Tom Sawyer, surveyor, appeared before the Board representing W. H. Thompson who was also present and presented sketch of land South of Mobile Homes Estates, Tavares. Mr. Sawyer stated some of the streets in the subdivision are not 50-feet wide and requested variance in the streets. Mr. Duncan stated we wish we could help out in this, but it is against the law to grant the variance since the project was started after the new 50-foot right of way law went into effect. He suggested that Mr. Thompson talk to the City of Tavares and see what they will do about the streets.
Mr. Ed Smith and Mr. Perkins, residents of Altoona, appeared before the Board. Mr. Smith complained that his citrus trees are being threatened by excessive high water being dumped on his property by a neighbor and a nearby lake has risen two feet above normal. The neighbor has recently installed drainage pipe under SR 42 two miles East of Altoona near the intersection of SR 450. Mr. Smith asked that the Commissioners halt the drainage operations. The Board advised that Mr. Smith should take this up with the State Road Department as it is a State road. However, Mr. Goodson was also asked to check this drainage problem.
Stanley Kaszewski, a resident of the Dream Lake section on SR 450 near the Marion County line, appeared before the Board and stated a neighbor has planted trees in the road right of way to the lake. Mr. Duncan said since the road belongs to the public, no one has a right to plant trees or anything else in the road. The Commissioners agreed to have a survey of the road made to determine if the trees are illegally planted.
Dr. Demko, C. E. Matteson and C. C. Harbison appeared before the Board and complained that a neighbor – Bert Gatch – is trying to change the right of way of a road running east of SR 19 one mile north of Altoona. Dr. Demko stated that Mr. Gatch stated he has hired Mr. Gordon Oldham, attorney, to represent him and he expected him to appear here today. Mr. Duncan, attorney for the Board, questioned the three gentlemen as to the length of time the road has been established as it is. Dr. Demko stated the road is properly located as it is now and has been at this location for the past 37 years. The other gentlemen stated this statement is correct to the best of their knowledge. This matter was first brought to the attention of the Board in March 1959 by a Petition and Affidavit signed by B. V. Johnson, E. L. Smith, C. E. Matteson and Mrs. C. E. Matteson and again on July 5, 1960 by copy of letter from C. E. Duncan, attorney to Harry Gaylord, attorney.
home for the aged
Mrs. Martha Root, director of Lake Memorial Nursing Home, appeared before the Board and requested certain things that are needed at the Home – screens for each room, garbage incinerator, etc. She stated she has put a telephone in the kitchen and should have telephones throughout the building on account of fire. Patients have to be x-rayed. The Board suggested that she contact Dr. Hall about the x-rays. Mrs. Root reported she has public liability insurance, which Mr. Rikard had. This does not cover the patients or help. She has contacted Claude Moore, agent, about this.
discussion on funds for welfare patients and lease
Mr. Duncan said he will send Mrs. Root copy of the supplemental agreement the Board had with Mr. Rikard. Mr. Owens reported his office has inventoried the equipment in the Home and found that the following items are missing: 1 pair forceps; 3 pair bedrails; and 23 emesis basins. Mrs. Root stated she is using the name – Sara Wald – in front of the name Lake Memorial Nursing Home because she had to have a name to deposit her money in before the Commissioners informed her of the name selected, as she could not use the former name as Rikard had access to that fund. Mrs. Root was advised by the Board to use her own discretion regarding which doctors to call for the welfare patients.
Clerk Owens read a bill from T. J. Taylor to Hubert Rikard in the amount of $12.00 for services rendered in May at Silver Glen Nursing Home. The Board instructed Clerk Owens to return the bill as the Board is not going to pay any bills made by Rikard.
Clerk Owens filed an affidavit of Hubert Rikard that all bills incurred by him for the benefit of Silver Glen Nursing Home have been paid in full as of May 12, 1961.
1961 tax roll
Request of R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, for $10,000.00, advance on commission on 1961 tax roll was approved on motion of Commr. Simpson seconded by Commr. Dykes and unanimously carried.
Board adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:45 p.m.
county service office
J. C. Hunter, County Service Officer, appeared before the Board and gave a report on his work for the past year. He filed Annual Report of the Lake County Service Office covering the period of June 1, 1960 through May 31, 1961. Mr. Hunter stated he is in the process of filing a claim for State of Florida pension for a Civil War widow – Mrs. Bettye Smith, Leesburg. She has been drawing a pension since 1923 from the State of South Carolina. He read a letter from Myrtle Sudderth, County Welfare Worker, stating she knows of her own knowledge that Mrs. Smith has been a resident of Lake County since 1926. He presented a form of application for the pension for each of the Commissioners to sign.
florida power easement
A representative of the Florida Power Corp appeared before the Board and requested the Board to grant them an easement over a clay pit owned by the County in order that the Corporation may serve Morris Day with electricity. The description being as follows: Begin 480.65 ft. N of SE cor Gov’t Lot 7 in Section 24-18-25, run W. 361.5 ft., thence N 140 ft. , thence W 100 ft. thence N 282.56 ft, thence E 451.5 ft, thence S to POB. WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, that request was granted, and the Vice-Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute the easement with Florida Power Corporation. Two certified copies of the Easement mailed to E. B. (Gene) Taylor, Eng. Dept. Florida Power Corp., Winter Park, Florida.
plat of sunny park subdivision
W. H. Padgett appeared before the Board and presented Plat of Sunny Park Subdivision, which has been approved by the City of Fruitland Park, with title policy issued by Lawyers Title Insurance Corp #Y-883-092, showing owners Six Inc., with no encumbrances, issued on 14 November 1960. Letter attached states no changes in the title since issuance. Also letter from Lake County Health Department stating this property is accepted for septic tank installation, based on survey of Mid-State Eng. Corp’s report. (Both letters filed) Motion by Commr. Simpson seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, that the Plat of Sunny Park Subdivision be approved and accepted.
railroad crossing in dona vista
Mr. Duncan read a letter from Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company re: Railroad Crossing in Dona Vista, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the establishment of the crossing was authorized and that the road between the two crossings referred to be closed.
Mr. Duncan presented several copies of Resolution requesting the State Road Department to transfer $1,103,176.92 from the Lake County Right of Way Acquisition Trust Fund to the Lake County Secondary Road Fund, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Simpson seconded by Commr. Babb and unanimously carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, by Resolution adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, at its meeting of October 12, 1959, the Road Department was requested to issue $1,000,000 par value of gasoline tax anticipation certificates, under the provisions of Section 2, Chapter 59-225, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1959; and
WHEREAS, the State Road Department, pursuant to such Resolution did cause to be issued and sold such gasoline tax anticipation certificates, the proceeds being deposited in the Lake County Right of Way acquisition Trust Fund; and
WHEREAS, the proceeds from the sale of such certificates, together with interest earned to date and deposited in such trust fund, amount to $1,013,176.92; and
WHEREAS, none of such trust fund monies have been used for the purpose for which the certificates were issued, to wit: The acquisition of right of way on State Road 500 and other primary roads within Lake County; and
WHEREAS, instead, Lake County Secondary funds have been expended for the purpose of acquiring rights of way on State Road 500 and other primary roads within Lake County as follows:
Orange Co. line to SR 19
Lady Lake to Sumter Co. Line
Leesburg to Fruitland Park
Fruitland Park to Lady Lake
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, In Regular Meeting assembled this 5th day of June 1961.
SECTION 1. The State Road Department is requested to transfer the balance in the Lake County Right of Way Acquisition Trust Fund amounting to $1,013,176.92 from said trust fund into the Lake County Secondary Fund as a partial reimbursement for those secondary fund monies already spent for the acquisition of right of way on State Road 500 and other primary roads within Lake County.
SECTION 2. That a certified copy of this Resolution be immediately transmitted to the State Road Department.
Motion by Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, that the payroll for the month of MAY be approved.
Request of Herman D. Bowers, Assistant County Agent, for $215.00 to cover expenses of 13 boys to the Annual 4-H Club Short Course in Gainesville at the University fo Florida June 12-16 was approved on motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried.
Bill of B. J. Van Ingen & Company, Inc. and Gunby & Company for services rendered in connection with the issuance and sale of $1,250,000 Lake County Certificates of Indebtedness, in accordance with contract dated September 20, 1960, amounting to $3,742.50, was ordered held in abeyance until next regular meeting.
ACME 22-drawer visible file quotations were read by Clerk Owens as follows:
Bowen Supply Company
One No. S-822-3 Acme 22-drawer visible file, 3/16” visibility
Fob Tavares $280.00
General Office Equipment & Printing Co., Tallahassee $316.50
Simons Office Equipment – Leesburg $292.77
Motion by Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried that the bid of Bowen Supply Company to furnish Lake County one No. S-822-3 Acme 22-drawer visible file, 3/16” visibility for the price of $280.00 FOB Tavares, be accepted.
Motion by Commr. Simpson seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, that the Tax Assessor’s’ Certificates of Correction of Errors on the 1960 Lake County Tax Roll numbered 273 through 294 be approved.
MILE POST #781
Clerk Owens advised the Board he received a statement from Seaboard Air Line R.R. Company in the amount of $268.13 for placing highway grading at mile post 781, which was put in for George Vance. He called Mr. Vance and he stated he would take care of the bill soon.
Clerk Owens advised the Board that they should have a budget hearing soon and if could set the date today; he would get out a letter to the officials. Therefore, it was agreed that the budget hearing would be on June 23, 1961, beginning at 9 o’clock A.M. The bids for additional insecticide could be taken on the same date.
EASEMENT in duplicate for Florida Power Corporation’s underground cables for the new jail was presented to the Board. WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Vice-Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute the Easement.
Clerk Owens read a copy of telegram which he sent on May 20, 1961 to C. Welborn Daniel, representative, as follows: “Board approves passage of enabling act to permit the employment of secretary for assistant State Attorney, John McCormick.” The Board approved the action of Clerk Owens in sending the telegram.
DISCUSSION ON ACT “CREATING JOB OF INVESTIGATOR” – No action taken on this.
AGREEMENT RE REQUEST of Lake County Farm Bureau to tap into the Agricultural Center well – was held up until know if will get water at the Center.
COPY OF TITLE SEARCH OF RIGHT OF WAY OWNERSHIPS ON SR 19 – Section 11090-3502 – made by Lake Abstract & Guaranty Company was filed with the Board.
Motion by Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, that the action of the Vice-Chairman and Clerk in approving the applications for admittance to the T. B. Hospital be approved as follows: Eva Mae Robinson, D-3; Joseph Chambers, D-5.
RE: OBJECTIONS TO CLOSING OF STREETS IN ASTATULA
Letters as follows opposing closing certain streets in the southern section of Astatula as proposed by Mrs. Minnie L. Adkinson, filed with the Board:
A. Oglesby Brown – Room 305 City Hall, Macon, Georgia
Town of Astatula
T. R. Champion, town attorney for Town of Astatula
Chester N. Weems, Astatula
Copy of Petition, which was sent to Mrs. Adkinson By C. E. Duncan, attorney
Copy of letter from Weems to Mrs. Adkinson. Copy of Map of Astatula.
No Action was taken on the above. No Petition filed.
AGREEMENT with Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company in duplicate for road crossing at Tavares, needed to serve the sewerage plant was presented to the Board, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following RESOLUTION was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida has made application to the Tavares & Gulf and Seaboard Railroads for the establishment of a public highway or street in the vicinity of the South end of Sinclair Avenue in Tavares, Lake County, Florida, which crosses, at grade, the rights of way and tracks of the said Railroads 2, 253 feet southeastwardly from Seaboard’s Mile Post 783 as measured along Seaboard’s Valuation Tract No. 4; and
WHEREAS, said Railroads have granted unto Lake County the privilege of constructing the said highway, at grade, over and across the rights of way and tracks of the Railroads, as aforesaid.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners that the Vice-Chairman and Clerk be authorized to execute the agreement between the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company, a corporation of Florida, and the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, for the establishment of a public highway or street, in the vicinity of the South end of Sinclair Avenue in Tavares, Lake County, Florida.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Eustis Chamber of Commerce requesting that the Board erect signs at Marsh Memorial Park. This letter referred to Commr. Babb.
Motion by Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, that Commr. Babb be instructed to have the signs made and installed at Marsh Memorial Park.
Clerk read a letter from Orvel Boyd of the Christian Home & Bible School, Mt. Dora, re water levels in Lake Joanna. Mr. Goodson gave a report on the water levels.
Clerk read a letter from the State Road Department acknowledging receipt of the Resolution re: Construction of Water Control Dam in Lake Yale. This letter stated in part as follows: “Do not recommend any construction take place within in the right of way of the Road Department, however, external without right of way line meets with our approval, provided no damage to the highway is involved.”
Motion by Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried that the letter be referred to the Oklawaha Basin Authority with the request that they furnish the pipe and acquire the right of way for this water control dam in Lake Yale and this Board will install the pipe.
RESIGNATION OF NANCY FOX, First Asst. Home Demo Agent, and her replacement:
Clerk Owens read a letter to Acting Chr. Cowart from Mrs. Edith Barrus, District Home Demonstration Agent, re this matter.
Motion by Commr. Simpson seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, that the selection of Miss Mary Jane Hodges, the present second assistant agent for replacement of Mrs. Nancy Fox, first assistant agent, who is resigning effective on July 1, 1961, at the salary and travel expense being paid Mrs. Fox, be confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners, subject to the approval of the State Board of Control.
Motion by Commr. Simpson seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, that the selection of Miss Mary Ellen Davis to replace Miss Mary Jane Hodges as second assistant on July 17, at the salary and travel expense now being paid the second assistant, be confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners, subject to the approval of the State Board of Control.
OFFER OF SALE ON OLD HYACINTH CUTTER
Commr. Babb reported he has an offer on the hyacinth cutter of $75.00, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Simpson seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Commr. Babb was authorized to sell the old hyacinth cutter for the sum of $75.00.
Commr. Dykes read a letter from J. Maxwell Magruder entering his application for the position of custodian of the new Agriculture Building in Tavares. No action taken on this. Letter filed.
DISCUSSION ON SELLING THE LAND AT THE END OF THE OLD BRIDGE ON THE WEST SIDE OF DEAD RIVER
After discussion, motion was made by Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, that the land not be sold at this time.
Commr. Dykes stated he has a letter from the Town of Astatula and a letter from Mrs. Olive Ingram of Astatula re: Boat ramp for Astatula. The attorney for the Board was instructed to check the title on the land at the foot of the old bridge in Astatula which was previously in the road right of way.
discussion on INSURANCE on the agricultural center and the new jail
Motion by Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, that Commr. Dykes be instructed to contact the various insurance companies and get insurance on the agricultural center and the new jail.
List of Insurance Companies to be contacted:
D-2 McFadden and Clayton Wier, Groveland
D-3 Lucile Tally and Bob Liston, Tavares
D-4 John Murray and W. P. Wingler, Mount Dora
D-5 C. S. Copeland and J. Alex Morrell, Umatilla
Discussion on speed limit and heavy trucks on Codding Road.
Motion by Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, Lake County has recently paved a certain road commencing on the Southerly right of way line of that portion of State Road 19, located between the “Dreamboat Corner” and the intersection of said road with old State Road 500, just West of Mount Dora, at the location of the “Codding’s Grocery,” and thence running Southerly to intersect old State Road 500 (U.S. 441, and the construction of said Road is not of sufficient material in density to support over an extended period of time heavy trucks and that the use of said road should be limited to lightweight vehicles for the safety of the traveling public and the protection of said road; and
WHEREAS, said road will not stand high speeds, and excessive speed on said road will be detrimental and dangerous to the people living in the vicinity of said road and to the traveling public;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that no truck or other motor vehicle having a total weight of more than 2-1/2 tons shall be permitted to traverse said road;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners that a maximum speed limit upon said road shall be, and is hereby fixed at 35 miles per hour;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any person violating the provisions of this Resolution shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished in accordance with the law.
hattie clapp house
Commr. Simpson read a letter from Roy Christopher, attorney for the City of Mount Dora, inquiring if there would be any objection for the City to remove the Hattie Clapp house, as it appears the same is rotting and the children are playing in the same constituting an accident hazard. WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, Lake County, under deed executed by Hattie Clapp, acquired title to the following lot of land in Lake County, Florida:
Lot 16, of Unser’s Subdivision of Mount Dora, according to the Plat thereof filed and recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida, in Plat Book 5, page 24
upon which is located a small dwelling house, but which is in such poor repair and condition that it has become a hazard, both from the point of view of safety and from possibility of fire; and
WHEREAS, through evidence brought before the Board, it is determined that the said dwelling house has no value, but constitutes a liability to the County, and that the same should be razed.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners that the Honorable O. M. Simpson, Member of this Board from District 4, in which said property is located, be, and he is hereby authorized, directed and empowered to contract for the razing of said building and the removal of all materials therefrom and to clean up the property for the purpose of making it more presentable and safe.
POLICY FOR UNDERGROUND PIPES IN SUBDIVISION
Mr. Goodson stated there are two subdivisions near the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at Fruitland Park that have paved streets that are Not County maintained. This Board should have a policy that utility pipes should be buried a standard depth of 30 inches. Mr. Duncan suggested should have something in writing about this. Mr. Goodson and Mr. Duncan were instructed to work this out and recommend to the Board a policy to be adopted.
discussion on PURCHASE of a bulldozer county wide
No action was taken.
Motion by Commr. Simpson seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, that the County funds be deposited in the Banks as outlined below:
General Revenue Fund:
First State Bank & Trust Company – Eustis
First National Bank of Eustis – Eustis
First National Bank of Mount Dora – Mount Dora
Bank of Tavares – Tavares
Road and Bridge Fund:
First National Bank of Leesburg – Leesburg
Citizens National Bank of Leesburg – Leesburg
Fine and Forfeiture Fund and Special District – South Lake Memorial Hospital
Citizens Bank of Clermont – Clermont
Capital Outlay Reserve (County Home) (Agricultural Building) and (Juvenile Detention Home)
Peoples State Bank of Groveland
Capital Outlay Reserve (County Buildings) and (Bond Interest and Sinking Fund County Buildings)
Umatilla State Bank – Umatilla
Clerk Owens was instructed to notify Sheriff McCall, Paul Reed, Tax Collector and Frank E. Owens, Clerk Circuit Court, re the above.
amendment to fire safety and electrical code of lake county zoning commission
Motion by Commr. Simpson seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the Fire Safety and Electrical Code of the Lake County Zoning Commission, adopted by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners by Resolution on the 12th day of October, 1959, be amended as follows:
1. That Section 18, paragraph C, be amended to read as follows: “No electrical meter will be permitted in bath rooms, clothes closets, or in any inaccessible place. Meter boxes, safety switches, circuit breakers and cabinets shall be placed four feet from the floor, but not over six feet, without special permission from the Zoning Director.”
2. That Section 23, paragraph 10, be amended to read as follows: “In general, service drops shall have a clearance of not less than ten feet; service drops for trailers or mobile homes shall have a clearance of not less than twelve feet.”
Commr. Dykes reported that a gas company truck has torn up the road off of old 19 and he has a petition requesting the County to maintain this road, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that Lake County take over for maintenance that certain clay road commencing on Road 19, just South of the intersection of State Road 19 with State Road 500, south of Eustis and extending Westerly, then Northeasterly to intersect State Road S-19 at the Southwest quadrant of the intersection between State Road 19 and State Road 500.
applications for changes in zoning
Mr. Goodson, Zoning Director, stated the Zoning Commission has approved some applications for changes in zoning and recommends that the Board approve same, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Lake County Zoning Commission did, on the 25th day of May 1961, 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, subject to approval of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County; and the Board of County Commissioners having reviewed said applications and the recommendations of the Lake County Zoning 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 designated after each description:
1. A part of Government Lots 2 and 7, in Section 23, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, in Lake County, Florida, bounded and described as follows: BEGIN at the NE corner of said Govt. Lot 7; run thence S 0°01’ E along the East line of said Govt. Lot 7 a distance of 660.91 feet to the South line of the North 1/2 of said Govt. Lot 7; thence N 7°53’40” W 24.01 feet, thence N 61°28’20” W 308.02 feet; thence S 80°31’30” W 360.43 feet, thence N 84°29’10” W 340.562 feet; thence S 67°53’50” W 505.97 feet, thence S 37°31’10” W 777.16 feet to a point on the South line of said Govt. Lot 2; thence S 89°58’10” W 450.74 feet along the South line of said Govt. Lot 2 to the SW corner of said Govt. Lot 2; thence N 0°01’ W 1322.2 feet along the West line of said Govt. Lot 2 to the NW corner of the South 1/2 of said Govt. Lot 2; thence N 89°59’ E, 327.25 feet along the North line of the South 1/2 of said Govt. Lot 2 to the NW corner of said Govt. Lot 7; thence N 89° 59’ E 1696.94 feet along the North line of said Govt. Lot 7 to the point of beginning; ALSO – All that part of the West 100 feet of Govt. Lot 1 in Sec. 25, Tp. 19 S. R. 25 E. in Lake County, Florida, lying South of Dead River and West of the centerline of canal, said centerline of canal being approximately 50 feet East of the West line of said Govt. Lot 1; ALSO – a PART OF Govt. Lots 7, 8 and 9, in Sec. 25, T. 19 S., R. 25 E., in Lake County, Florida, bounded and described as follows; From the NE corner of said Govt. Lot 7, run thence S 0°01’ E along the East line of said Govt. Lot 7 a distance of 660.91 feet to the South line of the North 1/2 of said Govt. Lot 7 for the point of beginning of this description; from said point of beginning, run thence West 661.74 feet along the South line of the North 1/2 of said Govt. Lot 7; thence S 07°53’40” E 1406.35 feet; thence S 30°33’40” W 1724.60 feet; thence S 59°24’30” E 184.70 feet; thence S 72° 19’40” E 1106.56 feet; thence N 87°51’ 40” E 132.11 feet to the SE corner of aforementioned Govt. Lot 9; thence N 0°01’ W along the East line of Govt. Lots 9, 8 and 7, 3303.27 feet to the point of beginning, all located between Dead River and Dora Canal, South of Highway 441, now classified as R-1A (Residential), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification R-1 (Residential).
2. The East Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 23, Township 19 South, Range 25 East; ALSO the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 14, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, located about 2 miles North of U. S. 441 in the area of radio station WLBE, now classified as R-1 (Residential), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned as Classification A (Agriculture).
3. Lots 11, 12, 13, of Block 5, Indian Hill Subdivision, located on the Picciola Road North of Leesburg, Florida, according to the Plat thereof filed and recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida, in Plat Book ___, page ___, now classified as R-1-A (Residential) be, and the same is hereby granted a Special Permit to allow new building to replace old building for existing business purposes.
Agreement with Sumter Electric Cooperative, Inc., for purchase of power for the Agricultural Center filed with the Board.
Copies of letters from Robert V. Ford and Gregg, Gibson & Gregg re Well filed.
mile post t-815 – clermont
Agreement with ACL RR CO – re: Storm drainage, a line of 30 inch corrugated metal, asphalt coated drainage pipe, across Coast Line’s right of way and under the track at a point 1,580 feet NE of Mile Post T-815 filed.
following filed with the board
Application of J. Maxwell Magruder, Clermont for position of custodian of Ag Building
Two letters from Mrs. Theus reporting on Cecil’s health
Card of thanks from Mrs. E. F. Goodson’s family
Program of 46th State Girls’ 4-H Club Short Course
Request of Fairchild-Florida Construction Co. to be placed on mailing list
SRD acknowledging receipt of Resolution pertaining to a control of water level in Tavares pond
Copy of Senate Bill 1028 from Senator Boyd – authorizing Lake Co. Commr. to enter into group insurance for County Officials and Employees
Winter Garden Chamber of Commerce re signs referred to Oklawaha Basin Authority
following reports filed with the board
R. E. Norris, County Agent, and two assistants
Marian B. Valentine, Home Demo Agent, and two assistants
J. C. Hunter, County Service Officer
/s/ Frank E. Owens___ /s/ J. C. Cowart__