MINUTES OF regular MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
monday – december 11, 1961
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners room in the Courthouse at ten o’clock a.m. on Monday, December 11, with the following present: Chairman Theus; Commissioners Cowart, Babb, Dykes, and Simpson; Attorney Duncan; and Clerk Owens. Also present was County Engineer Givens.
The Board was called to order with prayer by Chairman Theus.
Mr. Duncan announced there is a case in Court today in which the County Commissioners are involved and asked that he be excused when it comes time. This request was granted.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried:
DISTRICT #1 – No changes were made.
DISTRICT #2 – The allowance of $35 for care of Claude Thomas was cancelled.
DISTRICT #3 – No changes were made.
DISTRICT #4 – No changes were made.
DISTRICT #5 – The allowance of $70 for care of Ted Parker was cancelled.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the allowance of $44 for care of Rollin Miller was cancelled.
bids for cars for lake county health department
Notice having been advertised for bids for two cars for the Lake County Health Department, the following bids were received:
JOE CREAMONS CHEVROLET, Eustis
New 1962 Model 1669 BelAir V-8 standard shift transmission $2,038.99
New 1962 Model 1669 BelAir V-8 automatic shift transmission $2,179.59
Model 1569 6 cylinder $1,961.99
POLK BUICK, Eustis
1962 Rambler Deluxe Model 6285 V-8 standard transmission $1,864.77
1962 Rambler Deluxe Model 6285 V-8 automatic transmission $2,002.33
Model 6215 six cylinder $1,690.36
BOAST MOTORS, INC., Leesburg
Dodge Dart V-8 $1,980.71
Option One automatic transmission add $171.70
Option Two six cylinder, deduct $84
RALPH POLK MOTORS, Leesburg
2 – 1962 Belvedere Plymouth V-8 $4,190.00
Option One same as above, automatic transmission V-8 $4,540.00
Option Two six cylinder $4,020.00
MID-LAKES MOTORS CO., Leesburg
1962 Fairlane 4-door V-8 $1,938.00
Option One – automatic transmission $2,078.00
Six cylinder manual shift $1,860.00
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bids on the cars as above were referred to Dr. Hall, Director, Lake County Health Department.
One agent present stated the bids do not meet the specifications. Another one stated the specifications were a little vague.
bids for paving road and parking lot in tavares
Notice having been advertised for bids for paving certain roads in Lake County and a parking lot in Tavares, the following bids were received:
J. D. MANLY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Leesburg
2 bid bonds attached
Item 1 – 77,205 s.y. reconditioned clay base and double surface treatment @.445 $34,356.23
Item 2 – 11,088 s.y. double surface treatment @ $.31 $ 3,437.28
Item 3 – 33,264 s.y. mineral seal coat @ $0.1375 $ 4,573.80
10.5 miles, total $42,367.31
Item 1 – 550 tons hot sand asphalt leveling course @ $10 $ 5,500.00
Item 2 – 31,000 s.y. A. C. Surface (1”) type II @60 cents $18,600.00
EAST LAKE COMPANY, Eustis – 2 bid bonds attached
Item 1 – Easter Seal Camp road – shape base & surface 2110 s.y. 0.55 $ 1,160.00
Item 2 – Eudora Road, double surface treatment only 11100 s.y. @ 0.33 $ 3,663.00
Item 3 – Hazelton Ave., Eustis, mineral seal only 8450 s.y. @0.145 $ 1,225.25
Item 1 – Hot Sand Asphalt leveling 550 tons $9.56 per ton $ 5,258.00
Item 2 – Asphalt Conc. Surface Course 31,000 s.y. @ 0.48 $14,880.00
FLORIDA 4 CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Lakeland – bid bond attached
Item 1 – Hot Sand Asphalt Leveling Course approx. 550 tons @ $8.50 $ 4,675.00
Item 2 – Asphaltic Concrete surface course Type II approx. 31,000
s.y. @$0.49 $15,190.00
R.M. WILKINS CONTRACTING CORP, Sanford – bid bond enclosed
Item 1 – 550 tons Hot Sand Asphalt Leveling Course $5.95 $ 3,272.50
Item 2 – 31,000 s.y. asphaltic concrete surface course $.54 $16,740.00
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the bids were referred to County Engineer Givens for tabulation and recommendation. (For Acceptance of Bid, see page 545).
streets in subdivision
Walter Thompson and his attorney Maxwell Wells of Orlando appeared before the Board regarding Thompson’s subdivision. Part of lot 88 has been conveyed to Mr. Thompson. A 30-foot street is not dedicated yet. Posts have been placed in the road, South Shore Drive, so cannot pass. Mr. Thompson stated they have a petition signed by 13 property owners asking that this street be opened and to move the blockade. Mr. Dykes stated that the County Engineer discussed with Mr. Duncan this matter before putting up the posts. It now seems that the posts should be removed, and the County Engineer is now hereby authorized to remove the posts. Commr. Dykes stated that these men should go to Court for settlement. The posts were put up because they were going in and building streets without action of this Board. Mr. Duncan, attorney for the Board, was instructed to write Mr. Thompson not to use the 30-foot strip for the road until they can secure permission and comply with the statutes and that no heavy equipment be hauled over this area and that no construction of any pavement for roadway purposes will be permitted until the matter is settled.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of the Board of County Commissioners that it is proposed that a paved road be constructed from a platted street located south of the South boundary of Mobile Home Estates Subdivision which will connect with the “turn around” at the easterly end of South Shore Drive Street in said Mobile Home Estates, and
WHEREAS, no permit has been granted for the construction of any pavement on said street in addition to that already constructed, and the Board of County Commissioners is not advised as to the type of construction and the result of a connecting road with said turn around,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that no construction of any pavement for roadway purposes be permitted upon the right of way of South Shore Drive in said Mobile Home Estates, unless and until proper application is made therefor, together with plans and specifications as to such proposed pavement, together with proper access highway as provided by law be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, it has been made to appear that the pavement located on the streets of Mobile Home Estates is not sufficient to support the weight and traffic of vehicles, the total load weight of which will exceed 2 ½ tons, and the excessive use by such heavy equipment will be to the detriment of such streets and to the detriment of the property owners owning lots along said streets;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that from and after the adoption of this Resolution, the use of the streets in Mobile Home Estates is henceforth restricted to the maximum weight of 2 ½ tons, excepting only service equipment to the properties within said subdivision and the transportation of necessary construction materials for use within said subdivision.
sylvan shores subdivision streets
William Kennedy, attorney; L. B. Ritter; and George Amory appeared before the Board regarding streets in Sylvan Shores. Clerk Owens read a letter from Mr. Kennedy regarding streets to be connected with the new Golden Triangle Shopping Center. Also, a letter from Roy Christopher, attorney, enclosing quitclaim deed with a resolution adopted by the Mount Dora City Council for the Board’s consideration. Mr. Kennedy stated the City of Mount Dora has the right to pass over the land for the purpose of power and water utilities. They have an easement for this purpose, but the City does not own the land and cannot deed it. Mr. Ritter said the streets in Sylvan Shores have never been dedicated to the public. The property owners pay for the maintenance of the streets. He read excerpts from several letters objecting to paving the streets into the shopping center. The streets are dedicated for use as indicated on the plat. No change.
After discussion on the above matter, a motion was made by Commr. Simpson that no action be taken on this until all information concerning this parcel of land is in the hands of the attorney for the Board and until the title has been entirely searched and full information brought back to the Board. The motion was seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried.
bid for sale of abandoned clay pit near altoona
Notice having been advertised for the sale of an abandoned clay pit near Altoona, the following bid was received:
Roger G. Giles, Deland, Florida – bid of $150 for the abandoned clay pit
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the bid of Roger G. Giles in the amount of $150 for the purchase of the abandoned clay pit as advertised was accepted, and the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute the deed when prepared by Attorney Duncan.
fern park subdivision streets
George Guerry appeared before the Board regarding Lake County taking over for maintenance of the streets in Fern Park Subdivision. After discussion on this matter, a motion was made by Commr. Dykes that the following resolution be adopted. The motion was seconded by Commr. Babb and carried.
WHEREAS, the owners of the properties and lots located within the Subdivision known as Fern Park Subdivision have completed the paving and construction of all of the designated streets, avenues, and other public highways and drainage systems located within said subdivision to specifications equal to or better than the State Road Department specifications for Secondary Roads, and
WHEREAS, the further development of said subdivision is dependent in part upon the acceptance and maintenance of said streets, avenues, and other public highways and drainage systems by Lake County, since said subdivision is not located within any municipality of Lake County, and
WHEREAS, Lake County, on the 25th day of August, 1961, adopted a Resolution providing for the requirements for the pavement and construction of streets, avenues, and other public highways and drainage systems in subdivisions of Lake County before the County will agree to accept the same as public highways and to assume maintenance thereof, and
WHEREAS, the owners of the properties and roads in Fern Park Subdivision have submitted to the Board of County Commissioners evidence from a certified engineer, approved by the County Engineering Department, showing that the streets, avenues, and other public highways and drainage systems within said subdivision have been paved and constructed to specifications equal to or better than specifications required by the State Road Department for Secondary Highways and have submitted and filed with the Board of County Commissioners a bond executed by the owners and construction company which paved the streets and which warrants for a period of one year that said streets have been paved and said drainage system constructed in accordance with the provision above set forth and providing for the maintenance thereof, and the replacement of any paving which may appear defective, at their own cost and expense. And said owners and the construction company have further covenanted with the Board of County Commissioners that such warranty and such obligation shall continue until the 1st day of July, 1963.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that Lake County take over the maintenance of the streets, avenues, and other public highways and drainage systems in Fern Park Subdivision, as shown by the Plat thereof, filed and recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida, as of the 1st day of July, 1963, at which time the bond warranting the pavement in said streets and the covenant on the part of the owners of the lots in said subdivision shall cease.
Letters from the following regarding the Fern Park Subdivision were filed with the Board: Charles N. Givens, County Engineer to Chairman; Godwin-Duane Insurance regarding the performance bond which will be converted to a maintenance bond at its expiration date, March 10, 1962; and Orange State Engineers, Inc. as to type and quality of construction of streets in Fern Park.
request for time clock
Clerk Owens filed a request for a Time Clock; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to purchase a Time Recorder with Tym-an-dator at an approximate cost of 4190, plus $10 for the special paper trip extension so it will print down ¼ inch from the edge of media – freight collect.
gatch road at altoona
An Affidavit of B. V. Johnson regarding this road was given to C. E. Duncan, attorney for the Board.
section 1101-207 sr 500 re: parcels #49 and 51
A copy of a Title Search by Inland Abstract & Title Company was filed on above. The bill of Inland Abstract & Title Company for an additional search in the amount of $17.50 was approved on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried. Said bill is to be sent to SRD for payment.
lake county vs. ocklawaha nurseries condemnation proceedings
The bill of C. E. Duncan, Attorney, in the amount of $750 for services rendered in handling an appraisement; securing deeds for right of way on SR S-448, Lake Jem Road; instituting condemnation proceedings; and trying to completion of a case was approved for payment by the SRD on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
resolution honoring w. b. gibson
The Board having just learned of the passing of Mr. W. B. Gibson, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County has learned with deep regret of the passing of the Honorable W. B. Gibson of Lady Lake, Florida, marking the conclusion of a career of long public service, and
WHEREAS, the Honorable W. B. Gibson, having attained the age of 88 years at the time of his death, never failed during his lifetime to respond to the call of public service. He was elected to the Office of Sheriff of Lake County for one term. He has at all times shown a very active and vital interest in the Democratic Party and has actively served in whatever capacity for which he was called. That because of his public interest he was elected to and held the Office of President of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, which he served with great distinction and never lost his interest in the Chamber of Commerce, rendering invaluable service to said Chamber and to Lake County. He was also vitally interested in civic affairs and took an active part in the government of his home community, Lady Lake, and served said Town as its Mayor.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that this Board express to the members of the family of W. B. Gibson our deep regret and our sympathy for the passing of our old friend, W. B. GIBSON, and our regret for the loss of a public spirited and dedicated citizen of Lake County; that although he has passed beyond this life, his deeds and his service to Lake County will long be remembered.
recess and reassembly
The Board adjourned for lunch. After lunch, the Board was called to order by Chairman Theus.
federal disaster relief assistance
Clerk Owens read a letter to Karl Lemann, Director of Civil Defense from H. W. Tarkington, State Director of Civil Defense, enclosing State Warrant #236315 in the amount of $12,665.74 in partial settlement of the County’s claim for federal disaster relief assistance. The claim, Project Application No. Fla-12-160B, was documented in the amount of $14,071.74, and $1,407 is being withheld pending final audit by the federal government. This check is to be deposited into the Road & Bridge Fund.
clerk to be hired for taking inventory
Clerk Owens advised the Board that it is necessary for him to hire someone to get the inventory finished, as the girl he had working on this does not have sufficient time. He thinks they can get someone part-time for this at $1.50 per hour; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to hire someone for part-time to finish the inventory and that he be authorized to transfer $300 from the Contingency Item in the General Revenue Fund to Item #219-4 – Salary Inventory Clerk.
Commr. Babb filed a check from Bradford E. or Ethel H. Brown in the amount of $33.20 for sale of road material.
Clerk Owens presented quotations on 2 legal 3-drawer Steelcase files in olive green from the following companies:
Leesburg Typewriter Service – delivered f. o. b. Tavares $180
Bowen Supply Company – delivered f. o. b. Tavares $182
Mr. Owens stated that Simons Office Equipment’s bid was $168.14, but he was bidding on Watson, and I do not want that so this bid is not considered.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to purchase 2 legal 3-drawer Steelcase files in #300 olive green with toe insert File #1857 for the sum of $180 delivered f. o. b. Tavares from Leesburg Typewriter Service, Leesburg, Florida.
first addition to pine island shores plat
Clerk Owens read a letter from Willard A. Jennison regarding this Plat in part as follows: “this drawing was delivered in 1959 by me and Mr. Curt Johnson of the then existing Orange State Sales Company which had promised to pay the necessary recording fees, thus enabling the drawing to be filed. Such payment was not made, and subsequent actions have dissolved the association of Mr. Johnson of Orange State Sales with the property involved.
It is my understanding that Mr. Moorhead would like to secure said drawing. It is my understanding that Mr. Moorhead has never been paid for the preparation of said drawing. Therefore, I can see no reason why this drawing should not be released to him. Your cooperation in this matter will be appreciated by Mr. Moorhead and by me also.”
WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to turn over to Truman Moorhead, surveyor, the Plat of the First Addition to Pine Island Shores, upon his signing the receipt at the bottom of Mr. Jennison’s letter for same.
bill of bowen supply company
The bill of Bowen Supply Company for items purchased by Katherine Baker, Supervisor of Registration, was presented to the Board. Clerk Owens stated that all County officials have been notified not to buy items that cost over $50 without the approval of the Board first; however, requests for these items were not presented to the Board for approval.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bill of Bowen Supply Company was approved for the following items:
1 #2969 Master filer card file, 6x9 drawer, green $207.35
1 #3276 $209.50
16 Roller shelf book stops 15.00
report on lake memorial nursing home
The report on the Lake Memorial Nursing Home was signed by Myrtle Sudderth, Lake County Welfare; Martha E. Schaller, Outgoing Manager; and Mary M. Hamner, Incoming Manager. On November 16, 1961, Lake County assumed management of the Home. Medicine on hand is considered replacement of the stock that the County had furnished when Mrs. Schaller took over. Our inventory for food and supplies on hand has been completed, and Mrs. Schaller has been credited as follows:
FOOD AND SUPPLIES $874.95
Collected in advance for period of Nov 16, 1961 through Nov 30, 1961 by Mrs. Schaller for which she is indebted to the Home $513.00
Balance due Mrs. Schaller $361.95
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the balance due Mrs. Schaller in the amount of $361.95 was approved for payment.
discussion on abandoning parking on eudora road from new us 441 to old us 441
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the paved portion of the “Eudora Road” extending from newly constructed State Road 500 (US 441) southerly to the old portion of State Road 500 (US 441), located west of Sylvan Shores Subdivision, is 18 feet in width only, and parking on such pavement will be dangerous to the traveling public and will cause congestion in traffic at that area, and
WHEREAS, it appears from the recent construction of a shopping area just east of Eudora Road that parking on said Highway is becoming more frequent and should be prohibited;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that from and after the adoption of this Resolution, parking on any portion of the black-topped pavement extending from State Road 500 recently constructed to State Road 500 heretofore established and located west of Sylvan Shores Subdivision be prohibited; that any parking on said area shall be a misdemeanor and punishable by law as provided in and by the Statutes of the State of Florida.
atlantic coast line mile post sc-817 near fort mason
Clerk Owens read a letter from ACL regarding the expense of this crossing.
Lake County warrant #1219 dated 8-14-61 in the amount of $187 in favor of the Western Union Telegraph Company to cover the estimated W. U. expense involved in raising communication lines to provide standard clearance for this crossing was sent to ACL. Now the Company is refunding $25.05, representing the difference between the deposit posted and the actual cost of raising the wires. Clerk Owens was authorized to deposit the refund in the R/B fund.
endorsement deleting martha schaller from policy
A letter from First National Insurance Company enclosing this endorsement was read by Clerk Owens, with a bill in the amount of $662.54 for unearned premium for the malpractice and liability from November 15, 1961 to June 13, 1963. On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the bill was approved for payment.
bids on kitchen & laundry equipment for jail and sheriff’s dept.
The hour of 2:00 p.m. having arrived and notice having been advertised for bids on kitchen and laundry equipment, etc. for the Lake County Jail and Sheriff’s Department to be opened at this time, the following bids were received and opened:
Howell Hopson, architect, read the Notice to Bidders.
Bids Received on Kitchen Equipment:
Barnes Restaurant Supply Company, P.O. Box 3708, Orlando $14,517.95
Food Service Equipment Co., 1121 Twiggs St., Box 3708, Tampa $15,942.65
All Metal Fabricators, Inc., 19 N. Texas St., Orlando $14,478.17
Turner-Haack Co. Inc., P.O. Box 2391, Orlando, not itemized $15,525.00
Kretschemer, Inc., 2039 Coolidge St., Hollywood, FL NOT BIDDING
Bid Received on Laundry Equipment
Troy Laundry Machinery, East Moline, Illinois
Wet carrier 75.00
Bid Received on Counters and Cabinets
(Bids not complete, everything not included for Leesburg Typewriter Service and Simons Office Equipment)
Leesburg Typewriter Service, Leesburg $5,560.00
Simons Office Equipment, P.O. Box 1153, Leesburg $5,496.44
George Stuart, Inc., P.O. Box 593, Orlando $7,751.24
Skipper’s, 117 S. 6th Street, Leesburg $5,900.00
Bid Received on Fire Extinguishers
FLORIDA FIRE EQUIPMENT COMPANY, 228 Volusia Ave., Daytona Beach $799
Bid Received on Two-Metal Seclusion Rooms
ROANOKE IRON & BRIDGE WORKS, INC., Box 1711, Roanoke, Va $9,000 (Patented by Creech who will supervise installation)
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the bids on Kitchen and Laundry Equipment, Counters and Cabinets, Fire Extinguishers, and Two-Metal Seclusion Rooms for the Lake County Jail and Sheriff’s Department were referred to the Architect, Robert V. Ford, for tabulation and report to the Board when cleared with the Auditing Department in Tallahassee.
prevailing wage florida law discussion
Mr. Hopson stated that the School Board has postponed bidding on three school buildings that were to be bid on tomorrow awaiting the outcome of the prevailing wage. Mr. Hopson suggested to Mr. Jenkins to come to this meeting today. Later, Mr. Jenkins did come to the meeting, and after discussion of this matter, a motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried that Mr. Duncan and Mr. Jenkins get together and discuss this matter and then recommend whatever assistance we may request on wages on public buildings.
Mr. Chester Bedell, attorney from Jacksonville, was introduced to the Board by Mr. Duncan, they having attended Court regarding the case for which Mr. Duncan was granted permission earlier in the day.
agricultural center well
Mr. Givens reported that the Contractor who is digging the well at the Center reports there is still no water in the well, and he is ready to refund the money to the County. There was discussion on this but no action.
Sheriff McCall stated he is having a time keeping this road open. Stating he has destroyed the gate and thinks if they put this back, should get a Court order to keep the gate opened. Mr. Duncan was instructed to do whatever is necessary to keep this road open.
bids on paving – acceptance
Chairman Theus announced that J. D. Manly Construction Company was the low bidder on the first three items of paving, and Florida 4 Construction Company was low bidder on Hot Sand Asphalt. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Contract was awarded to J. D. Manly Construction Company for Items 1 and 2, reconditioned clay base and double surface treatment, and Item 3, mineral seal coat, in the amount of $42,367.31; and the Contract was awarded to Florida 4 Construction Company for Item 1, Hot Sand Asphalt leveling course, and Item 2, asphaltic concrete surface course, in the amount of $19,865.00.
plat of golf view
Tom Sawyer appeared before the Board and presented a Performance Bond in the amount of $1,000 signed by Jack H. Frisch with Gulf American Fire & Casualty Company as surety that Jackson Road will be constructed within one year. Also, Title Binder #8213 was revised issued by Title & Trust Company of Florida showing title of the land in Jack H. Frisch and wife. The Plat is signed by Frisch and wife, with reservation as to the construction of Jackson Road. The Lake County Health Department letter was filed, also one from Orange State Engineers, Inc. as to septic tanks; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Plat of Golfview was approved.
survey dream lake
Commr. Babb reported he has this survey, and Stanley Krause should be notified to remove the trees in the right of way; WHEREUPON, Commr. Babb made a motion, which was seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried that the Survey be accepted and that the Attorney for the Board be instructed to notify Mr. Krause to remove the trees on the right of way.
roadside fruit stands
Commr. Theus reported that operators of legitimate roadside fruit stands are objecting to operators who may be operating without licenses. They would like to know if there is any way to stop this. Mr. Duncan stated that the Sheriff should be instructed to check the roadside fruit stands in question and see if they are paying a license. Commr. Theus stated the one he refers to is beyond the Holiday Inn in Leesburg. Mr. Duncan was instructed to request the Sheriff to check the various roadside stands in Lake County to determine if they have proper licenses to sell fruit or other merchandise not produced by them; in other words, those who are serving as retail merchants rather than those who are selling their own commodities.
expert witnesses fees
Mr. Duncan reported that at the trial last Friday for the condemnation suit, one of the witnesses, H. B. Harrell, Jr., stated he wants $150 for an expert witness and for making the survey. This matter was taken under advisement until the January meeting, and the bill for $50 ordered held in abeyance until then.
discussion on purchasing a new pickup truck for hauling prisoners
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to advertise for a pickup truck for hauling prisoners to and from work. The County Engineer is to furnish the specifications.
lake county chamber of commerce
A bill in the amount of $3,516.63 for October, November, and December, 1961 salaries and travel expense for the Lake County Chamber of Commerce was approved on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Legislature of Florida, in its 1961 session, enacted Chapter 61-2365 which pertains to the levying of a tax for publicity purposes, and
WHEREAS, said Act provides that the monies levied for such purposes “shall be paid out upon the requisition of the duly authorized officer of an advertising agency of Lake County designated by the Board of County Commissioners,” and
WHEREAS, the Lake County Chamber of Commerce is a well-established organization and has rendered excellent service to Lake County through publicity of the County to the public generally and is a well-accepted publicity medium;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the Lake County Chamber of Commerce be designated as the publicity agent for the purpose of giving publicity to the advantages, facilities, and productions of Lake County and that the duly elected Secretary of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce be designated as the Officer authorized to make requisition upon Lake County for tax monies provided for the above purposes.
psychiatric suit at waterman memorial hospital
The proposed floor plan and letter were filed. Mr. Duncan stated that Mr. Meade has been by his office this morning in regard to this project. Mr. Duncan said this hospital is owned by a Board of Trustees, and we should find out where we are legally before taking action. Therefore, no action was taken at this time.
presentation of bill by paul reed, tax collector
Paul Reed, Tax Collector appeared before the Board and presented a bill for the commission on remittances on South Lake Memorial Hospital in the amount of $234.50 and a bill for commission on other remittances in the amount of $25,387.94; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the two bills as presented by Paul Reed, Tax Collector, were approved for payment.
bond of mary hamner
The bond of Mary Hamner as Manager of the Lake Memorial Nursing Home with Hartford Accident & Indemnity Company in the amount of $5,000 for the term beginning on the 16th day of November, 1961 and ending on the 16th of November 1965 was filed with the Board.
The Renewal Certificate of New York Underwriters Inc. Co. continuing in force Bond No. N-348197 in the sum of $2,500 on behalf of William Young, Eustis, convict guard, was filed with the Board.
southwest florida water management district
Letter from John W. Wakefield, Acting Director, Division of Water Resources and Conservation, Tallahassee, regarding the Board nomination of two parties to the Governor of Florida to serve as members on the basin water management board to be established for each basin. A small portion of Lake County lies within the Withlacoochee Basin and a large portion in Oklawaha River Basin; two persons should be nominated. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following named persons were nominated as members on the Basin Water Management Board, to be certified to the Governor of the State of Florida:
Oklawaha River Basin – Mr. Vaughn A. Freeman, 707 Palm Avenue, Leesburg, Florida
Withlacoochee River Basin – Mr. M. W. McDonald, Bay Lake Road, Groveland, Florida
request for partial payment – architect’s job no. 6026
A request for partial payment for Architect’s Job No. 6026, Contractor’s Request No. 7 on the Jail and Sheriff’s Department signed by John R. Cordell, Jr., Secretary, Fred S. Conrad Construction Company, showing a net total due this estimate of $101,394.04 was approved for payment by the Board on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, said request having been approved by Howell C. Hopson, Architect, on this date.
the following letters filed with the board:
Robert V. Ford, Architect, to Boyd’s Furniture Company re furnishings for the Lake County Agriculture Center
Robert V. Ford, Architect, to George Stuart, Inc. regarding furnishings for Lake County Ag. Center
Copy of letter from C. E. Duncan to J. L. Kennedy, Supt ACL regarding crossover Sky Line Subdivision
Karl Lehmann regarding flags for flag pole base
Florida State Road Department regarding width of R/W, etc. through
following reports filed with the board:
Florida Division of Corrections regarding Road Prison No. 5758, Tavares
Lake Memorial Nursing Home list of Welfare and Private Patients
Report of Lake County Welfare Worker, Myrtle Sudderth
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following was approved for payment:
General Revenue Fund #176-A through 352
Road & Bridge Fund #144 through 255
Fine & Forfeiture #17-A through 33
South Lake Memorial Hospital #14-A through 24
CAPITAL OUTLAY RESERVE
Juvenile Home #2
County Buildings #2 and #3
Agricultural Bldg. #2 through 4
County Home #1
MEETING ADJOURNED TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1961 AT 9:00 A.M.
/s/ Frank E. Owens___ /s/ Cecil C. Theus__