MINUTES OF regular MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
monday – july 10, 1961
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, August 7, 1961 at ten o’clock a.m., with the following present: Chairman Theus; Commissioners Cowart, Babb, Dykes, and Simpson; Attorney Duncan; and Clerk Owens. (Mr. Theus was welcomed back after an absence of several months due to serious illness.)
The meeting was opened with prayer by Chairman Theus.
notary public bonds approved by clerk owens since the first meeting in july:
With American Surety Company of New York:
Joe Clark 7-17-61, Ruth A. Wirth 7-20-61, Ruth B. Curry 7-27-61, David H. Littleton 7-31-61, E. Lorraine McClain 8-3-61, Robert Hubbard 8-3-61, J. D. Haiskell 8-4-61.
With American Fire and Casualty Company:
Mary G. Johnson 7-7-61, Helen Buck 7-10-61, Vivian R. Ritter 7-12-61, Theresa C. Ballou 7-25-61, Diana M. Mahoney 7-31-61, Katherine L. Sherman 7-31-61, Mrs. W. M. Cathrae 7-31-61, Faye B. Ward 8-7-61.
With Glen Falls Insurance Company:
Flora E. Wingler 7-14-61, Woodrow J. Wingler 7-14-61, R. S. Blair 7-21-61.
With United State Fidelity & Guaranty Company:
Horace S. Hurst 7-7-61, Esther M. White 8-4-61.
With Pan American Surety Company:
Roberta M. Banzhaf 8-4-61.
The Board approved the Bond of Earle M. Fain as Member of the State Welfare Board, 5th Congressional District from August 21, 1961 to August 21, 1962 with U. S. Fidelity & Guaranty Company.
exchange of land on dead river
James Leitner appeared before the Board re the exchange of land between him and Lake County located on the Dead River. He presented a preliminary drawing of the land and requested that the Board exchange some County-owned property for some owned by his company, Shoreline Dredging Company, in order that they can get into the lake from their development. Mr. Duncan stated the property is located just on the east side of Dead River. The Board’s property is on the north side of the channel. He stated what they would exchange for the County property has no access road. However, Mr. Leitner agreed they will provide an access road. Mr. Duncan stated he thinks if agreeable with the Board and the developers will give the access road, it would be alright to make the exchange. Mr. Leitner stated the two properties are of similar elevation and both are swamp land. Mr. Duncan read an appraisal by three realtors on these properties, which was presented by Leitner.
County land appraised at $200
Developer’s land $500
The Board thinks they should have another appraisal.
At this time, J. E. Sparks came to the meeting to contest this trade. Mr. Leitner explained what his company expects to do with the land, which would consist of about 115 building lots if they can make the trade; this will give them control of 10,000 square feet, and they could prevent unauthorized use of it by bathers and boaters. Mr. Sparks stated he objects to the trace if they expect to use his beach for the property owners. There was discussion of removal of pilings in the Dead River. Mr. Sparks stated if Leitner will remove the pilings, they will haul them away. Mr. Sparks stated that Mr. Jacobson asked that he go on record for him that he is in favor of the removal of the pilings. Mr. Leitner stated he is in favor of removing the pilings and will do the work for nothing. If he can get an agreement with the Board, he will give a price at the next meeting. This agreement should have a reverter clause.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following appraisers were appointed to appraise the two pieces of land: C. B. Treadway, Tavares, and Edwin R. Waite, Mount Dora.
Jerry Alis with the Morse Insurance Company of Eustis appeared before the Board and suggested that the Board enter an insurance program where they would have only one policy to take the place of many policies. Would probably save about 25 percent of the current cost. It was the opinion of the Board that this would be a good policy to adopt.
INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR AGRICULTURE CENTER AND NEW JAIL
At the meeting on June 5th, each district except district one named insurance companies to place insurance on the Agriculture Center and New Jail. Now Mr. Theus named the following for District No. One: First National Insurance Company and E. C. Huey, Leesburg (See Page 376 for the companies named for the other Districts.)
request to close some streets in astor
James H. Powell appeared before the Board re getting some streets in Block 51, Astor, closed. He was advised he would have to contact the owners on the other side of the street and would also have to advertise the closing. Other parties have wanted some streets in Astor closed but could not get consent of the property owners. Mr. Powell then stated he wants to clean off the brush on Caroline Street between Blocks 119 and 120; also Pearl St. between Blocks 119 and 109; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, permission was granted to Mr. Powell to clean off the brush on said streets.
plat of river forest unit no. one
This plat was presented to the Board with a Power of Attorney and two releases from Royal Park Estates to Lake County; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Plat of River Forest Unit No. One was approved, subject to the filing of the three instruments in the Clerk’s office for recordation.
title insurance policies issued by title & trust co. of florida filed by mr. duncan
#FE 36268 covering Lot G, Block 40, Tavares
#FE 36269 covering Lot H, Block 40, Tavares
#FE 36267 covering Lots K & L, Block 40, Tavares
(These policies are filed with the Insurance Policies by the Bookkeeper.)
miller construction company’s request
Bob Webb of the Zoning Department appeared before the Board and presented a letter from Miller Construction Company requesting Lake County to put up speed limit signs and asking that the County take over for maintenance of the streets in the Triangle Acres Subdivision between Mount Dora and Eustis. This letter was referred back to the Zoning Commission.
gas lines in spring lake manor subdivision
A letter from Propane Gas Company of Orlando requesting a permissive letter from Lake County giving them permission to maintain gas lines on the streets’ right of way in this Subdivision, as they want to buy out and take over the gas lines. Mr. Duncan, attorney for the Board, was instructed to check on this and advise the Board.
protest operation of beauty parlor in haselton heights subdivision
Clerk Owens read a letter to Mr. Cowart, Vice Chairman, from Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Morehead of Haselton Heights protesting the operation of a beauty parlor by Mrs. Shirley Powers in Haselton Heights in a restricted residential area. Bob Webb stated these people have been advised by the Zoning Commission to go to the developer. Think this beauty parlor was in operation before the zoning went into effect. Mr. Duncan was instructed to answer this letter.
committee on plans or arrangements for the various offices when remodeling the courthouse
Howell Hopson, architect, appeared before the Board and stated that there have been some changes made in County officials since the appointment by the Bar Association of a committee on plans or arrangements for the various offices when remodeling the Courthouse. He thinks that a new committee should be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners in order that he can work with the official on each floor. Mr. Hopson stated in the original plans that a courtroom was to be on the third floor and also one on the fourth floor. Mr. Hopson thinks two would be enough on the committee. The Board thinks the committee should be appointed by them and not by the Bar Association. The appointment was postponed until the next meeting.
fred s. conrad construction company request in connection with work for jail
The Fred S. Conrad Construction Company Request No. 3 for partial payment in connection with the general contract work for the Jail and Sheriff’s Department was presented by Mr. Hopson in the amount of $20,625.04.
Total Contract completed to date $55,712.00
Material stored $24,753.36
Less retainage of 10% $ 8,046.54
Less amount previously paid $51,625.78
Net total due this estimate $20,625.04
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the Conrad Construction Company’s Request No. 3 for partial payment on the contract for construction of the jail and Sheriff’s department in the amount of $20,625.04 was approved, said bill having been approved by Howell Hopson, architect.
new law for zoning commission
J. E. French, Secretary of the Zoning Commission, appeared before the Board and suggested that the County Commissioners pass a resolution authorizing the Zoning Commission to act under the new law. Mr. Duncan stated he wants an opportunity to compare the new law with the old before passing a resolution.
Mr. French advised the Board that he has not put in a bill for mileage for his travels during the past year, and he thinks he has traveled about three thousand miles. He was advised to send in an itemized bill for mileage.
recess and reassembly
The Board adjourned for lunch.
/s/ C. Theus_
Cecil C. Theus, CHAIRMAN
The Board reconvened at 1:45 p.m. with Mr. J. C. Cowart, Vice Chairman, presiding, as Mr. Theus did not return after lunch.
cherry lake road
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following named persons were appointed appraisers to appraise the land to be taken for rights of way on Cherry Lake Road: Mr. Dalton S. Payne, Mr. R. E. Nash, and Mr. E. L. Puryear, all of Groveland.
road into camp challenge
Mr. Duncan read a letter to him from the Florida Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. thanking the Board for its part in providing a road into Camp Challenge and also inviting the Board to the visitor’s day program on Sunday, July 23. (program attached). Commr. Simpson stated the road is about a quarter of a mile in length. He thinks the County should sand seal and top surface the road. The cost would be about $1,200.
mile post 681
Mr. Duncan read a letter from the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company re an error in direction from Mile Post 681 in a prior agreement and enclosed a supplemental agreement for execution; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the Vice Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute the supplemental agreement.
mile post sc-817
Letter from Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company enclosing a proposed agreement between Lake County and the Coast Line to construct and maintain a public road crossing over the Coast Line’s right of way and track at a point 1,572 feet northeast of Mile Post SC-817 near Fort Mason (Dona Vista). Motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried that the Board accept this agreement and put the crossing in at County expense and that the following resolution be adopted:
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 July 14, 1961 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 at or near Fort Mason, Florida, at a point 1,572 feet northeastwardly, measured along the center line of the Railroad Company’s main track from Mile Post SC-817 as particularly described in said agreement and as more fully shown on the print attached to and made a part of said agreement, be and the same is hereby approved. It is hereby further ordered that upon the completion of said road crossing, said County will abandon and remove from said right of way the existing road crossing and parallel roads as shown in yellow on said print.
Further that the Chairman and Clerk of said Board are hereby authorized and directed to execute said agreement in the name and on behalf of said County.
sunshine state parkway
A letter from the Central Florida Development Committee, Box 2948, Orlando, Florida, with a resolution attached re the committee endorses the extension of Sunshine State Parkway, etc. and requesting that the Board support the resolution which was read by Mr. Duncan.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Attorney Duncan was instructed to ascertain the exact route this Parkway is going to take.
bill of bishop office equipment company for briefcase for circuit judge’s office
Mr. Duncan presented this bill in the amount of $25 plus federal tax of $2.50, for a total of $27.50, with the following Memorandum to the Board of County Commissioners:
Section 43.03 of Florida Statutes provides for the payment of costs of the office which would authorize the purchase of any equipment necessary to the office.
The particular briefcase purchased by the Judge is a large briefcase constructed especially for the purpose of carrying books and briefs, in as much as the Judge is called from time to time to sit on the District Courts of Appeal, and as it is necessary for him to transport large briefs for his study after the various arguments, it does seem that this particular briefcase would be essential to his conduct of the office.
For that reason, I would recommend that the bill be paid. C. E. Duncan, Attorney
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bill of Bishop Office Equipment Company in the amount of $27.50 for the briefcase for the Circuit Court Judge’s office was approved for payment.
sale of low boy trailer
Commr. Babb filed $350 in cash received from E. L. Cox for a low boy trailer. Clerk Owens authorized to deposit this cash to the Road and Bridge Fund credit of D-5.
advertise for sale of lumber district no. 5
At a previous meeting, the Board advertised for sale 3,000 feet of lumber stored in the County barn at Umatilla, but only received one bid which was considered too low; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the bid was rejected, and Clerk Owens was authorized to readvertise the lumber for sale and take bids on Tuesday, September 5th.
first addition to west lynhurst
Victor D. Bryant appeared before the Board and presented the Plat of this Subdivision, together with Title Policy #FE36281 showing the title to be in Victor D. Bryant and wife Hazel K, and free and clear. Also, a letter from the Lake Abstract & Guaranty Company and a letter from the Lake County Health Department stating the property is suitable for septic tank installation. A letter from Orange State Engineers, Inc. and letter from C. P. Goodson, County Engineer, stating the subdivision meets all the Lake County Zoning requirements as to lot frontage and lot area, also that it has the proper street width and access were filed.
Mr. Duncan stated this Plat meets the requirements so far as street widths are concerned and also joins a paved County road and proper dedication of streets. This Subdivision is in District No. 3. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Plat of West Lynhurst First Addition was approved.
second addition to west lynhurst
Mr. Bryant also presented this Plat and stated the title Policy #FE 36281 includes the property included within this subdivision. Mr. Duncan stated in both instances the policy is dated 14 September 1961, and we have a letter from Lake Abstract & Guaranty Company stating no changes since this policy was issued. Also, letter from the Lake County Health Department stating, “Based on the report of Orange State Engineers Inc., we find these lots are apparently suitable for septic tank installation.” (Report and letter filed). Letter from C. P. Goodson, County Engineer, also director of Zoning, states, “meets zoning and plat laws of Lake County, has paved road, and connects up east end of Seminole Avenue.” WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Plat of the Second Addition to West Lynhurst was approved.
lot in block 40, tavares
It was reported to the Board that Mrs. Holmes, who owns the cottage just west of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce Building on Irma Street wants to sell this property. Mr. Duncan, attorney for the Board, was instructed to contact her and ask that she submit to the Board the lowest amount she will take for the property.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the List of Errors, Double Assessments, Discounts, and Insolvencies on the Tax Roll for the year 1960 was approved by the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Certificates of Correction of Errors on the 1960 Lake County Tax Roll numbered 295, 296, and 297 were approved by the Board.
notice to navigation interests
A Notice to Navigation Interests – Operation of Moss Bluff Lock & Dam was filed. Said Notice states, “Water levels have been lowered to such an extent that the limited weekend discharges through the dam will have to be discontinued effective 12 August 1961. The Lock will continue to be operative from 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily for such extremely shallow draft craft as may be able to navigate the river below the lock.”
highway patrol station
On January 19, 1961, an Option was executed between Cross Country Truck Service, Inc. and Lake County for the purchase by the County for a Highway Patrol Station the following described land: BEGIN at the intersection of the South line of Section 33-18-24, with the West boundary line of the right of way of US Highway 441 (SR 400); run thence North along Westerly right of way of said road 250 feet; thence run West 547 feet to the East line of the right of way of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; thence South along the right of way of said railroad to the South line of Section 33, thence East to point of beginning. For the total consideration of $13,635, of which $100 this day (January 19, 1961) paid shall be a part.
It is now brought to the attention of the Board that the Highway Patrol would like to have the County exchange this land for another location consisting of 450 feet, leaving 154 feet between the property and the railroad. It was the option of the Board that they should not give the railroad siding; therefore, Mr. Duncan was instructed to write Cross Country Truck Service that the Board does not wish to give up the railroad siding.
Mr. Owens reported that the Town of Fruitland Park returned a check in the amount of $558.55 paid to them for the road and bridge tax, and the check has been deposited to R/B D-1. Also, the Town of Lady Lake returned a check in the amount of $420.94 paid to them for the road and bridge tax, and the check has been deposited to R/B Fund District No. 1.
equalization board meeting
R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, appeared before the Board and stated he thinks now the Tax Roll will be ready by Wednesday, September 6th; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to publish the Notice in all the County papers and the pink sheet of the Orlando Sentinel that the Board will sit as an Equalization Board on Wednesday, September 6; Thursday, September 7; and Friday, September 8 and that the following resolution be adopted:
WHEREAS, on the 3rd day of July, 1961, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a Resolution designating the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd days of August, 1961 as the days upon which the Board of County Commissioners would sit as a Board of Equalization and consider requests in writing or in person for reconsideration of tax valuations for the year 1961, and
WHEREAS, subsequent to the adoption of said Resolution, the Honorable R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor for Lake County, has advised the Board of County Commissioners that because of the many requests for reconsideration of valuations presented to him, he will be unable to complete the Tax Roll by the 21st of August, 1961 and has advised the Board that he will have the Tax Roll ready for delivery to the Board of County Commissioners for equalization purposes on or before the 6th day of September, 1961 and
WHEREAS, the Tax Assessor has requested an additional extension of time for the completion of the Tax Roll for the reason above set forth;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the extension of time requested by the Honorable R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor for Lake County for the delivery of the Tax Roll showing the revised assessments be granted and that he be given an additional time for the preparation of said Roll for completion by the 6th of September, 1961.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners sit as a Board of Equalization on the 6th, 7th, and 8th days of September, 1961, at which time they will consider requests in writing or in person for reconsideration of tax valuations for the year 1961 and that the Board convene at 9:00 in the morning and adjourn at 5:00 in the evening on said days.
section 11010-2502, sr 500 (leesburg bypass)
A Title Report was filed with a bill in triplicate in the amount of $402.50.
Also a Report on Parcel No. 4B with a triplicate bill in the amount of $17.50.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Title Reports were filed and the bills were approved and mailed by C. E. Duncan, attorney, to the State Road Department for payment.
woodland park subdivision
William Padgett, surveyor, presented the Plat of this subdivision with Title Opinion by William H. Twyford, attorney, and also a letter from Mid-State Engineering Corp showing percolation tests and soil analysis results, and a letter from the Lake County Health Department. Mr. Duncan stated the streets are the correct width, and the title is okay, except for the mortgage to the First National Bank of Leesburg from Ray J. Newell and Jennie M. Newell, his wife. Need a release of this mortgage as to the streets. A letter from the Bank stated, “We will give partial release.” WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the Plat of Woodland Park Subdivision was approved, subject to filing of a partial release of the streets involved.
rent on welfare office in leesburg
Letter from G L P Company re additional rent for the Welfare Office, $10 additional each for July and August making a total now due of $45. The $10 per month additional is for an air conditioner. On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the bill in the amount of $45 was approved for payment.
A copy of a Resolution requesting that this road be kept open, with the Sheriff’s return, was filed.
A copy of a Resolution requesting that this road be kept open, with the Sheriff’s return, was filed. Mr. Owens reported that Memory Martin gave him a picture of the gate into this road and said it is closed. On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the attorney for the Board, C. E. Duncan, is to notify the Sheriff to remove the gate. A picture was given to the attorney to be sent to the Sheriff.
section 11503-2601 – palatlakaha river bridge & approaches (sr s-561-a)
Clerk Owens filed the following on this road: Right of Way Contract in quadruplicate, State Road Department Resolution certified, and the original, sepia, and 5 prints of May of Survey & Location.
WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the State Road Department of Florida has authorized and requested Lake County to furnish the necessary rights of way, borrow pits, and easements for that portion of Section 11503, State Road S-561A, including Palatlakaha River Bridge and approaches at Lake Minnehaha, which has been surveyed and located by the State Road Department as shown by a map on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of said County and in the office of said Department at Tallahassee, and
WHEREAS, the said Department will not begin construction of said portion of said Section in said County until title to all land necessary for said portion of said Section has been conveyed to or vested in State by said County, and said lands are physically cleared of all occupants, tenants, fences, buildings and/or other structures and improvements upon or encroaching within the limits of the land required for said portion of said Section; and
WHEREAS, the said County is financially unable at this time to provide the necessary funds to acquire said rights of way, borrow pits, and easements; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED that the State Road Department of Florida be and it is hereby requested to pay for the rights of way, borrow pits, and easements for said road, including the removal of buildings, fences, and other structures and improvements thereon and for other expenses of acquiring title to said rights of way, borrow pits, and easements by purchase or condemnation from such funds and under such conditions as are set out in the contract hereto attached; and be it further
RESOLVED that said County, through its Board of County Commissioners, comply with the request of said Department and procure, convey, or vest in said State the free, clear, and unencumbered title to all lands necessary for said portion of said Section and deliver to the State Road Department said lands physically clear of all occupants, tenants, fences, buildings and/or other structures and improvements situate upon or encroaching within the limits of the lands required for said portion of said Section and that the Chairman and the Clerk of this Board be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver on behalf of said County to said Department the Contract in the form hereto attached and be it further
RESOLVED that the attorney for this Board be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to proceed to take the necessary steps for the County to acquire in the name of said County by donation, purchase, or condemnation said rights of way, borrow pits and easements for said portion of said Section and to prepare in the name of said County by its County Commissioners all condemnation papers, affidavits and pleadings and prosecute all condemnation proceedings to judgment and furnish to the Department the abstract search provided for in said Contract.
traffic and planning, section 11100, flashing beacon study at intersection sr 19-42, altoona
A letter from the State Road Department re above states, “Do not think this warrants a flashing beacon. Asking Maintenance Engineer to install appropriate signs and paving markings for vehicles parking at the service station and grocery in the northeast quadrant.”
section 11100 (sr 19) and section 11150 (sr 450) and #11684 (sr s-450)
A letter from the State Road Department re above Sections states in part as follows: “We are sending a copy of the resolutions to Mr. M. H. Mimms, our local Maintenance Engineer, with a request that he take any action necessary in accordance with our policy toward replacing the subject signs. Also asking Mr. Mimms to install the requested side drain pipe at Marshall Street and SR S-450.”
advertising for bids on all primary or secondary projects
House Bill No. 1868, an act relating to the State Road Board, amending Section 337.11 (2) Florida Statutes, providing that all rights of way must be acquired and all Railroad and Utility Agreements executed before advertising for bids on construction contracts and providing an effective date. A copy of this Act was filed.
A copy of House Bill No. 1864 was filed amending Section 337.25 to read: Acquisition, lease, and disposal of real and personal property.
approval of july payroll
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Payroll for the month of July was approved.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to cancel warrants on hand, delivery having been attempted, as follows:
FUND NO. DATE AMOUNT TO WHOM PURPOSE
General Revenue 2198 7-11-60 11.10 Bill Phillips Coroner’s Inquest
General Revenue 2199 7-11-60 11.10 M. C. McBrayer Coroner’s Inquest
General Revenue 2201 7-11-60 11.10 Charles I. Clements Coroner’s Inquest
General Revenue 2850 9-30-60 2.00 J. H. Rhoades Inq. Of Incompetent
Road & Bridge P.R. 216 2-29-60 11.04 Tommy Maness Labor District #2
Fine & Forfeiture 480 8-8-60 4.10 W. F. Palmer Wit. Co. Judge Court
Fine & Forfeiture 500 8-8-60 4.10 Jesse Mae Givens Wit. Co. Judge Court
and that Clerk Owens was authorized to issue a stop payment and cancellation of the outstanding warrant not on hand as follows:
General Revenue 1036 3-14-60 30.00 Eugene Purdy Relief
juvenile home supplies
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the request of Floyd Polhamus, supervisor of the Juvenile Detention Home, to purchase from Belks Department Store, Leesburg, 18 plastic mattress covers at $2.99 each was approved.
mile post 783 sal
The copy of the agreement dated the 5th day of June, 1961 between the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company and T & G Railroad Company and the Board of County Commissioner re establishment of a public highway or street in Tavares which crosses at grade the rights of way and tracks of both Railroads 2,253 feet SE from SAL Mile Post 783 was filed with the Board.
special use permit
The Special Use Permit for use of the National Forest land in NW ¼ of NE ¼ of Section 35-17-26 was filed with the Board.
following reports filed with the board
J. C. Hunter, County Service Officer
R. E. Norris, County Agent, and one assistant, William M. Nixon
Fine & Forfeiture Reports from the County Judge’s Office for the months of January, February, March and April, 1961
the following letters were filed with the board
Copies of two letters from Karl Lehmann, Director of Civil Defense, re bill for surplus property
Two letters from the Civil Defense re surplus property program, etc.
Inter-State Wrecking Company, Inc. request to bid on demolition of buildings
George Stuart, Inc. re bids on furnishings and equipment for Lake County Ag Center
Lassiter-Ware Inc. enclosing bond for Mr. Earle M. Fain covering reappointments as member of the State Welfare Board, 5th Congressional District
Suburban Propane Gas Service request to bid on LP or bottled gas
Florida State Board of Health re Groveland High School and Rimes Elementary School
Florida State Board of Administration re Road and Bridge Int. and Sinking fund balance and surplus gas tax
Everett Bass thanks for 4-H Short Course. Also letter of thanks from Mrs. Klingelhafer
Letter of thanks from Mrs. F. Robertson and the family of Mrs. Bessie Smith for flowers
Thanks from Bill Young for flowers for brother’s funeral
/s/ Frank E. Owens___ /s/ J. C. Cowart_
CLERK VICE CHAIRMAN