MINUTES OF special MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
monday – January 22, 1962
The Board of County Commissioners met in special session in the County Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, January 22, 1962 at 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of determining what to do about getting water at the Agriculture Center and such other matters as may be brought before the Board, with the following present: Chairman Simpson; Commissioners Theus, Cowart, Dykes, and Babb; Attorney Duncan; Clerk Owens; and County Engineer Givens.
The Board was called to order by Chairman Simpson.
The invocation was given by Chairman Theus.
The Board was informed that Mr. A. D. Mims of Orange County has passed away; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of the Board of County Commissioners that the Honorable A. D. Mims of Winter Garden, Florida, serving as County Commissioner for Orange County, passed away after a very short illness, and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County have long recognized the ability and the devoted service of A. D. Mims to the people of Orange County, and in his capacity as County Commissioner he has on many occasions conferred with and worked with the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County on problems of mutual interest, and
WHEREAS, the Members of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County feel that his death is a great loss to the people of Orange County and of the surrounding counties and that we express to his family, friends, and coworkers our sympathy in his passing.
request of city of eustis re realigning US 441 of the present location in the VICINITY of the leesburg airport
A letter from the City of Eustis re this matter was read. After discussion on the feasibility of realigning of the highway, a motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried that Attorney Duncan and Clerk Owens be instructed to reply to this letter, advising the City of Eustis that the present location has been approved by the State Road Department and by Resolution of the Board heretofore passed, approved, and Contract entered into with the Road Department for the acquisition of the right of way; that the right of way map has been completed, that the construction plans have been completed, that the title report has been received, and all deeds prepared, and that the right of way is at present being appraised.
thompson crossing over SEABOARD air line tracks
Commr. Dykes said the Seaboard will not allow this crossing unless the County stands responsible for any lights and signs. Mr. Duncan said he will see if he can get Mr. Bates, Superintendent of the Seaboard, to come down and talk to the Board about this.
Mr. Givens stated he needs a rack in his office for maps. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Co. Eng. Givens was authorized to purchase a map rack.
request for permit to pump from the bottom of lake harris
J. F. Sparks appeared before the Board and requested permission to pump sand from Lake Harris to fill in a tract of land located at the mouth of Dead River on the northerly side.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, J. F. Sparks, the owner of certain property on the border of Lake Harris, northwesterly from the mouth of Dead River, has made application to the Board of County Commissioners for permission to pump from the bottom of the lake sand to fill in a tract of land owned by said J. F. Sparks and located at the mouth of Dead River on the northerly side, and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners is satisfied that the pumping of sand to fill the area described by said J. F. Sparks would not disturb the fish or fishing in that area, and
WHEREAS, the request of J. F. Sparks has been submitted to the Game and Fresh Water Commission for its approval, and approval has been received,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County that said J. F. Sparks be and he is hereby granted permission to pump from the bottom of Lake Harris in the vicinity of the above-described area sufficient sand to raise the level of the property owned by J. F. Sparks to approximately 4 feet above mean high water of Lake Harris.
Mr. Sparks asked about closing a street, and Mr. Duncan advised him of the legal procedure that should be followed.
well at agriculture center
Mr. Givens advised the Board that they have not reached water yet, although have drilled test wells. He suggested that the City of Tavares be requested to extend the water line from the city limits to the Agriculture Center. This would require 2,350 feet of four-inch pipe, which would cost about $2,500. The meter would cost about $600 for a total of $3,100. Mr. Givens thinks if they can put down a surface well, they could use that water for air conditioning and irrigation purposes and use city water for building purposes. He also gave the cost of obtaining water from Lake Region Packing Association. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to contact the City of Tavares and see if they will furnish water to the Lake County Agriculture Center.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to advertise for pipe for running the water from the city limits of Tavares to the Agriculture Center.
repairs to chamber of commerce building
Commr. Dykes stated that the cost of putting this building in shape will be more than just painting. The building is in need of repairs; also, the roof needs fixing. He thinks they should enter into two contracts, roof and paint and possibly plaster. After discussion of the condition of the building, a motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried that Clerk Owens be authorized to advertise for bids for water proofing, painting and plastering the Chamber of Commerce Building.
child welfare unit
Commr. Dykes advised the Board that the Child Welfare Unit would like to move into the building where Mrs. Valentine has been instead of the small building just west of the Chamber of Commerce building. This was agreeable with the Board.
sidewalks on sr 500 in city of tavares
A letter from SRD acknowledging the resolution which was adopted on January 8, 1962 by the Board with reference to sidewalks on SR 500 in the City of Tavares. After discussion re changing the resolution, a motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried that the following resolution be adopted:
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners on the 8th of January, 1962 adopted a Resolution requesting the construction of sidewalks along the right of way for State Road 19 and 500 as it passes through the City of Tavares, and
WHEREAS, on examination of the right of way maps, it is apparent that sidewalks in certain areas are not expedient and should not be required;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the Resolution of January 8, 1962 pertaining to sidewalks along the above-described roads be amended by eliminating therefrom the description for sidewalks and inserting in lieu thereof the following: construct sidewalks on each side of the right of way commencing at Station 381 plus 50, according to the construction plans for State Road 19, Section 11010-2501 (3501) and also Section 11090-2502 (3502) and extend westerly to the east boundary of Lake Street. Also commence at the west boundary of Lake Street on the north side of State Road 19 (500) only and extend along the north side of said right of way to the Dora Canal.
orange avenue (SR 44) east of eustis
Mr. Simpson asked Mr. Hanna what the status is of Road 44 East of Eustis. WHEREUPON, a discussion followed on the width of the road and also removal of the trees along the right of way. It was suggested that the Board ask the State Road Department to remove the trees within the dedicated street. Mr. Hanna stated we do not want to do this until the County gets the right of way, WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, have heretofore requested the State Road Department to locate and construct a highway beginning at “LaRoe’s Corner,” east of Eustis on State Road 44 and continuing westerly to the City Limits of Eustis, a distance of approximately one mile, and
WHEREAS, no definite decision has been reached between the Board of County Commissioners and the State Road Department with reference to the width and the exact location of the right of way for said road, and
WHEREAS, because of the proximity of trees to the present pavement, a definite hazard exists to the traveling public, which hazard should be removed as promptly as possible;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, that the State Road Department be requested in lieu of Resolutions heretofore adopted and submitted, to locate the right of way for said road a width of 100 feet only, reducing the width on the South side as much as shall be practical and that a highway section of road be constructed from LaRoe’s corner West to the City Limits of Eustis.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the monies heretofore budgeted for the road connecting State Road 500 and State Road 44, passing by Radio Station WLBE be used for the above purpose, subject to the former request for the construction of a bridge over the canal within the City of Eustis as requested in the Resolution adopted on the 13th day of October, 1961.
typical section job 11506-3601: eustis canal – bridge marina
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to execute the typical section on SR S-452, Lake Shore Drive Bridge length .19 mile (Eustis Canal – Bridge Marina) and return to the State Road Department.
resurface sr s-25a south of leesburg – 1.6 miles
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, that section of State Road S-25 now designated as S-25A, commencing at the southerly limits of the City of Leesburg, north of the bay, which is a part of Lake Harris and extending westerly, southerly, and southeasterly to re-intersect State Road S-25, a distance of 1.6 miles, is in bad repair, and
WHEREAS, said road serves property owners to the west of said road and should be placed in good repair before the same is beyond repair;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the State Road Department be requested to resurface the above-described section of State Road S-25-A and charge the cost thereof to maintenance or to such other sums as are applicable for that purpose.
relocation agreement re utility facilities on sr s-478 – cherry lake road
Mr. Duncan reported that Sumter Electric Cooperative owns a pole line on the above-entitled road, and a resolution should be adopted indicating the approval by the Board of County Commissioners to payment of the cost of adjustment; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following resolution was adopted, and the Chairman and Clerk authorized to execute the Relocation Agreement.
WHEREAS, the State Road Department, pursuant to a Resolution heretofore adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County required the readjustment of certain utility facilities on State Road No. S-478, Section 11686-2601; and
WHEREAS, certain invoices covering the cost of adjusting such utilities which were located on private property have been submitted to the State Road Department for payment; and
WHEREAS, this Board has reviewed said invoices and finds them to be a reasonable charge for the services performed;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SAID COUNTY that the following invoices be, and the same are, declared to be a proper expense incurred by said County for the acquisition of right of way for the construction of said road, and the same are hereby approved for payment.
UTILITY: SUMTER ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY SAID BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS that the State Road Department of Florida be, and it is hereby requested and authorized to pay said invoices out of secondary funds accrued to the credit of this County.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.