MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
monday – may 7, 1962
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, May 7, 1962, at 10:00 a.m. 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.
Commr. Theus gave the Invocation.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Minutes of the meetings of April 2, 9, and 18 were approved as read.
notary public bond approved
The Bond of Margaret Sharp with American Fire & Casualty Company was approved.
The Notary Public Bonds approved by Clerk Owens since the first regular meeting in April with American Surety Company: Marjorie Louise Chatham 4-5-62, Julia S. Post 4-9-62, Col. William, and F. K. Foster 5-2-62; with American Fire & Casualty Company: A. Lee French 4-3-62, Malcolm E. Beckham 4-3-62, and Mary Joyce Bates 5-7-62; with Highway Insurance Company: Lowell B. Stephenson 4-20-62, and Imogene W. Willard 5-3-62; and with United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company: Juanita J. Mincey 4-6-62.
check for loads of clay
A check in the amount of $288.00 from Edmund H. Zellman for the purchase of 72 loads of clay was filed by Commr. Babb.
remodeling chamber of commerce building
J. H. Hutchinson of Tavares appeared before the Board re his bid on this building submitted on April 9, 1962. When the bids were taken, it was apparent that Coven Construction Company was the low bidder. However, Mr. Duncan read a letter from Coven Company in which they stated one of the subcontractors who would have performed three different scopes of work on this job failed to include one of these figures in his bid to us. We feel it was an honest mistake, but nevertheless it reflected back on us. The scope of work deleted from the bid would amount to $800, making the revised total bid $4,025.00. This is for your consideration or otherwise we ask that our bid be rejected. Our practice in business is to be ethical in every way. Mr. Duncan stated he thinks it would be proper to take the next low bid, which is J. H. Hutchinson; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the contract for remodeling the Lake County Chamber of Commerce building according to specifications was awarded to J. H. Hutchinson in the amount of $4,550.00.
Jim Noblitt, agent for Nationwide Insurance Company, appeared before the Board to discuss insurance coverage on County property on a competitive bid basis. After the discussion, Chairman Simpson suggested that the Board have a meeting with the insurance companies on May 14, at 2:30 p.m. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was instructed to notify the insurance companies that a meeting will be held on May 14 at 2:30 p.m. to discuss insurance coverage on County property.
agricultural center (auditorium)
Robert V. Ford, architect, appeared before the Board re: payment for contractor Robert Graham on the Ag Center Auditorium. Mr. Ford thinks the building will be completed by the first of June. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Certificate of Payment Number 2 – Auditorium Lake County Agriculture, Architect’s Order Number L2-66(2) in the amount of $57,036.53 be authorized paid and a warrant issued today.
Mr. Ford stated that the refrigerator and freezer were left out of the bid on supplies for the Agriculture Center. The Home Demonstration Agent can save money by using the “School Plan” on purchasing this equipment; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Robert V. Ford, architect, was authorized to prepare the specifications and advertise for kitchen equipment for the Home Demonstration kitchen in the new Agricultural Center.
lake county jail and sheriff’s department
Howell Hopson, architect, presented Contractor’s Request No. 12 on above in amount of $23,027.26; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the bill of Fred S. Conrad Construction Company in the amount of $23,027.26 was approved for payment.
Mr. Hopson also presented a bill of Southern Steel Company on Jail Equipment for the Lake County Jail and Sheriff’s Department in the amount of $13,971.52; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bill of Southern Steel Company for Jail Equipment in the amount of $13,971.52 was approved for payment.
Mr. Hopson also presented a bill of Barnes Restaurant Supply Company, Inc. re: kitchen equipment for the Jail and Sheriff’s Department. 90 percent of the job has been completed, amounting to $13,237.16. The contract price is $14,707.95. The amount of this bill approved by the Architect is $11,913.45, which is the first payment due. On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the bill of Barnes Restaurant Company for kitchen equipment in the amount of $11,913.45 was approved for payment.
certificates of completion and acceptance
Certificates of Completion of Acceptance on the Jail and Sheriff’s Department were as follows:
Southern Steel Company, San Antonio, Texas, for the furnishing and installation of Jail Equipment, signed by Howell C. Hopson, architect, and one signed by Frank E. Owens, Clerk, Board of County Commissioners. One certificate signed by George P. Isbell, Secretary of Southern Steel Company, certifying all bills due for labor and material have been paid.
Certificate of Louis Frazor, Superintendent of Southern Prison Company, certifying that all bills due for labor and materials for the installation of Jail Equipment in Lake County Jail, under contract dated April 19, 1961, have been paid.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Certificates as set out above were accepted and filed.
remodeling lake county courthouse
Howell Hopson, architect, presented plans for remodeling the Courthouse and explained what the plans include. Estimated cost would be between $475,000 and $485,000. Clerk Owens estimated money on hand was a little in excess of $300,000. It would take about .8 mill to raise $200,000 needed. Mr. Dykes recommended that the basic plans be accepted and not deviate therefrom. Mr. Duncan also recommended that the basic plans be accepted; WHEREUPON, ON a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and unanimously carried, the basic plans on Remodeling the Courthouse as submitted by Howell C. Hopson, architect, were accepted.
mattresses for lake county jail
Sheriff McCall and Howell Hopson, architect, appeared before the Board and requested that the Board advertise for the purchase of approximately 150 mattresses for the Jail; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, Howell C. Hopson, architect, was authorized to prepare a Notice to Bidders for the purchase of 150 mattresses.
agricultural center – refund on well
Clerk Owens presented two checks from A. D. Rosier totaling $2,861.18, representing a refund on work on digging a well at the Agricultural Center, on account that the well was not completed. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the money was accepted and deposited to the Agricultural Center fund, and Mr. Duncan, attorney for the Board, was instructed to write Mr. Rosier a letter of appreciation for this refund.
office space for board of public instruction
Bernard J. McCabe, Assistant Superintendent of the Board of Public Instruction, appeared before the Board to follow up the request to the Commissioners to furnish new and adequate office facilities for the Superintendent and his staff. Clerk Owens read a letter dated April 16, 1962 from the School Board stating they have estimated that approximately 7,000 square feet of office space is needed. Mr. McCabe advised the Commissioners that the School Board has a site of its own that could possibly be used for this building. Commr. Simpson requested that this fact be put in writing to the Board for this year’s budget.
road at dream lake off of s-450
Stanley Williams of Umatilla appeared before the Board re the above road. After discussion on the road, Mr. Babb and Mr. Givens were instructed to go with Mr. Williams to look at this road and find out what needs to be done.
request of r. g. cassady, tax assessor
The request of R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor for an advance on Commissions on the 1962 Tax Roll in the amount of $10,000 was presented to the Board; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the request of R. G. Cassady for $10,000 was approved by the Board.
block c. avalon park, leesburg
The bill of Lake Abstract & Guaranty Company for preparing Binder No. 8390 on the above property in District No. 1 in the amount of $65.00 was approved for payment. This is in connection with exchange of land with Minute Maid - Carney Groves Inc.
board of county commissioners vs. a. m. skinner case
The bill of the Small Claims Court for the filing fee in this case in the amount of $5.00 was approved for payment on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart, and carried.
state trial witnesses
Requisitions of Frank E. Owens, Clerk of Board of County Commissioners, in the amount of $500 for the purpose of paying State Trial Witnesses before the court at the Spring Term of Circuit Court, convening on May 1, 1962, was approved for payment on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried.
record books and chancery order books
Clerk Owens advised the Board that he needs 8 Official Records and four (4) Chancery Order Books and has a quotation from Bowen Supply Company at $23.50 each. On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to purchase the books from Bowen Supply Company at $23.50 each.
expense for girls’ 4-h short course and camp
Mrs. Valentine, Home Demo. Agent, appeared before the Board and presented a bill in the amount of $798.50 for the expense for a Girls’ 4-H Short Course and Camp. She said 19 girls have qualified. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bill was approved.
Mr. Owens gave each County Commissioner a Revised Estimate of Secondary Road Funds for 1962-1963.
cherry lake road s-478 Section 11686-2601
The bill of Dalton S. Payne, right of way agent, on the above road in the amount of $275 for 11 days at $25 each was approved for payment on the motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried.
The bill of appraisers Ralph E. Nash, Elmer Puryear, and Dalton S. Payne on S-478 in the amount of $50 each - $150 – was approved for payment on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried.
palatlakaha river bridge – sr s-561a
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the bill of W. W. Boyd for securing right of way on the above road for 2 days at $25 each - $50 and $4 for mileage – total $54 was approved for payment.
semi-annual report florida board of forestry – orange, lake & seminole cooperative forest management project
Chas W. Chellman, Farm Forester, appeared before the Board, presented this Report, and discussed the phase of work the Foresters are doing. Mr. Owens read a letter from W. R. Helm, Jr. Area Forester, Brooksville, inquiring about an access road into the Richloam Wildlife Management Area from Lake County that they understand is being planned and would like to know if this is true and approximately where it will cross the east boundary of their property. The Board does not know anything about the road being planned. Clerk Owens was instructed to so notify Mr. Helm.
road into yale retreat subdivision
Sheriff McCall stated that Buddy Marshall was to put in a bridge over an opening with six feet of clearance to the high water mark on the road into Yale Retreat, but he has not done so, and he should be reminded to keep his promise and put in the bridge. On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, C. E. Duncan, attorney for the Board, was authorized to request Buddy (C. B.) Marshall to put the bridge in as promised some time ago.
recess and reassembly
The meeting was adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:30 p.m.
discussion on renting of seaman mixer to developers
Mr. Duncan stated the State Auditing Department would not approve of this, but he was instructed to take the matter up with the State Auditing Department. (See Minutes of June 4, 1962 for State Auditing Department’s reply.)
An appointment having been made for a delegation to appear before the Board at 1:30 today to discuss the problem of garbage disposal, a delegation from the three cities of Eustis, Mount Dora, and Tavares, and also from Umatilla appeared before the Board. Mr. Fred Tanner, Mosquito Control Director, was also present. Mr. Walter Warren, attorney, was spokesman on behalf of 207 citizens and residents in the Umatilla-Saltsdale area to protest the opening of a garbage dump in that area as proposed by the Lake County Health Department. Mr. Warren stated this matter has come before the Zoning Board by request to rezone 40 acres from the present classification to Agriculture, to be rezoned as a sanitary landfill-garbage dump. He also stated he delivered to the Zoning Board a petition signed by 207 persons in opposition to this. Other people who voiced objections to the garbage dump being located in the area as planned were Harry Murphey; Zera Giles; Emmet Hill, Mayor of Umatilla; W. F. Austin, Jr., President of the Chamber of Commerce, Umatilla; Beck Johnson, Umatilla; C. S. Stephens, Jr., Umatilla; Roland Wiygul, Umatilla; Bill Monk, Saltsdale; Ernie Bales, Umatilla; Melba Sue Balland, Umatilla; and J. B. Kassel, Umatilla.
The cities were represented by attorneys Neal Huebsch for the City of Eustis; George Reedy, Commissioner; Roy Christopher for the City of Mount Dora; Mrs. Margaret Lafroos, City Council; H. L. Trenham, City Clerk, Tavares; and W. A. Haywood & Babe Coven, Councilmen.
These three cities have taken an option on 80 acres of land east of Umatilla with the idea of starting a new landfill to replace an obsolete site near Eustis. The County Zoning Commission refused to rezone 40 acres of the site, which is now zoned for residential use, for landfill purposes.
Zera Giles suggested that the cities try to get land in the Ocala National Forest for a landfill, stating that the haul would only be between 2 and 3 miles farther. The Board urged Umatilla, which has its own fill, and property owners outside the town to cooperate with the tri-city organization and help to secure land in the Ocala National Forest for the landfill.
After the above discussion, a motion was made by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and unanimously carried that the four cities involved or the three cities that were first involved explore the possibility of getting the land in the Ocala National Forest for a Sanitary Landfill or garbage dump, and if they cannot agree on this, pursue their appeal to the Board of Appeals or Board of Adjustment of the Zoning Commission.
For other names of citizens present who did not voice an opinion, see the yellow sheet. A copy of the Resolution by the Executive Board, Umatilla Chamber of Commerce, objecting to the garbage dump location was filed with the Board.
discussion on renting of seaman mixer to developers
Harry Gaylord appeared before the Board re: an abandoned road at the south end of the Dead River Bridge and asked if the County would give a disclaimer on the road. After discussion on this, a motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried that C. E. Duncan, attorney for the Board, be authorized to accept service on the filing of a declaratory suit on this road.
appointment of bob webb as assistant zoning director
Mr. Givens advised the Board that Bob Webb is actually acting as assistant director and should be appointed as such. He also stated he thinks Bob warrants a raise in salary and would like to see him have a raise of $50 per month. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and unanimously carried, Bob Webb was appointed Assistant Zoning Director, and his salary was increased $50 per month beginning as of May 1, 1962, making his salary $450, and Clerk Owens was instructed to transfer $250 from the contingency item in the General Revenue Fund to Item 411-2 – Salary County Engineer.
request for dredging permit
Engineer Givens stated that Mr. Neal M. Westbrook wants a dredging permit to construct a beach for Mrs. Howey and Howey Academy. He would like a permit for all along the Howey corporate area. Mr. Duncan stated he does not see how we can give a blanket permit, but can give one for each piece of property. On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission will be contacted, and if agreeable, this test would be granted.
request for refund on building permit no. 2078 by roy hubbard, builder
Clerk Owens read a letter from Roy Hubbard requesting a refund of $19.80 for Permit No. 2078 issued March 5, 1962 for Mrs. Helm. Since issuance of the permit, Mr. Helm has passed away and she cannot build. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Lake County Zoning Commission, under the authority of the Act creating the same, did, on the 5th day of March, 1962, issue to “Mrs. Helm,” upon the application of Roy Hubbard, Builder, a building permit for the construction of a residence on Lot 4 of Hubbard’s subdivision, said subdivision being located south of Leesburg, and
WHEREAS, subsequent to the issuance of said Permit, Mr. Helm, the husband of Mrs. Helm to whom the Permit was issued, passed away, and Mrs. Helm finds it impossible to proceed further with construction of a residence, the actual construction of said residence not having been commenced, and
WHEREAS, the owner is not in a financial position to lose the money paid for said Permit, the retention of such costs resulting in a hardship to Mrs. Helm;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS of Lake County, Florida, that the sum of $19.80, the cost of said building permit, be refunded to Roy Hubbard, agent for Mrs. Helm.
mrs. agnes gilbert’s property deeded to lake county
Mr. Simpson informed the Board that Mrs. Gilbert has deeded to the County the East Half of Lot 12, LESS the West 65 feet thereof, according to Hough’s Plat as shown on the Official Map of the City of Mount Dora, filed and recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida, with the understanding that the proceeds thereof shall go to the Lake County Nursing Home of Lake County, Florida. The deed has been recorded in O.R. Book 198, page 480. Several people have asked the price of this home, and Mr. Simpson thinks the property should be appraised. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, William Wingler and John Murray were appointed appraisers to appraise the above-described property for the benefit of Lake County only. Mr. Simpson is to notify them.
Mr. Duncan presented a deed from Hewett Investment, Inc. to Lake County for right of way on a mile of road in District No. 1 and a deed from Elmer C. Braunworth for right of way purposes. On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the deeds were accepted for right of way purposes and filed for record.
request of circuit judge hall
Requesting substitute assistance while Henrietta Horner, secretary, is on vacation. This request was read by Clerk Owens and referred to Attorney Duncan for reply. Do not have money for this purpose.
petition for paving of road
A Petition signed by R. D. Padgett and 39 others, with a letter signed by Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Roberts, requesting that the “Old Tavares Road around Tomato Hill” be paved, was filed by Commr. Theus. No action was taken on this.
administrative office at lake memorial nursing home
It was brought to the attention of the Board that this room has not been finished. The cost to complete will be approximately $2,500 to $3,000. Mr. Owens was instructed to check the contingency item in the general revenue fund (County Buildings) and report at the next meeting.
index records for clerk’s office
Clerk Owens advised the Board that his office is changing from the present Index System to Official Records, and he has received quotations from two firms on the Volumes – Direct and Reverse – needed for this purpose:
BOWEN SUPPLY COMPANY, PLANT CITY $970.00
BISHOP OFFICE EQ. CO., ORLANDO $1,130.00
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to purchase the volumes needed from Bowen Supply Company for the sum of $970.00.
quotations on two no. 17 plat books for clerk’s office
BOWEN SUPPLY COMPANY $41.00 each
SIMON’S OFFICE EQUIPMENT, Leesburg $40.72 each
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to purchase from Simons Office Equipment two No. 17 Plat Books for the price of $40.72 each – total $81.44.
tentative budget hearing on primary & secondary roads
Clerk Owens advised the Board that the Tentative Budget hearing on Primary and Secondary Roads will be held in Tallahassee on May 31, 1962.
request for surfacing east lake joanna drive along belleaux estates
Clerk Owens read a letter from William P. Wingler re: surfacing this drive. Mr. Simpson stated that sufficient money has been collected from the people in the Subdivision to pay for the road in the Subdivision, and the County will pay for the grove part and have sufficient money for this.
resolution for emergency planning
A letter from Karl Lehmann, Director of Civil Defense, asking that the County adopt a resolution re: emergency planning was read by Clerk Owens; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the President, by Executive Order, has directed the Office of Emergency Planning to set up and supervise the emergency management of resources in case of enemy attack, and
WHEREAS, Area Three has delegated this responsibility to states and in turn to local organizations, and
WHEREAS, Lake County has followed such recommendation to have such planning handled by the Civil Defense Organization, and
WHEREAS, this delegation can most effectively be handled along with other emergency functions such as the normal Civil Defense activities such as the contracting for Federal Aid to the County in case of major natural disasters,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that in order to plan for local emergency resources of Lake County, its municipalities, the State of Florida, and those of the Federal Government to the greatest advantage and bring about a clear integration of all of these activities with those carried out by the nearby cities, towns, and counties; Karl Lehmann, Director of Civil Defense or his representative is hereby designated as the Emergency Planning Director for local emergency management of resources.
job no. 11670-3601
The executed copy of Typical Section on Road No. S-470 – Okahumpka (SR 33) to the Sumter County line, length 3.5 miles was filed.
utility relocation agreement
Section 11090-2502 SR 19 (SR 500) in Tavares NE to Junction SR 19A south of Eustis Utility Relocation Agreement was presented, WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the State Road Department of Florida, 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. 19, Section 11090; and
WHEREAS, certain estimates covering the cost of adjusting such utilities, which are located on private property, have been submitted to the State Road Department for approval; and
WHEREAS, this Board has reviewed said estimates and finds them to be a reasonable charge for the services to be performed;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County that the following estimate be, and the same is, declared to be a proper expense by said County for the acquisition of right of way for the construction of said road, and the same is hereby approved for payment upon receipt by the State Road Department of invoices submitted in the proper manner covering the following work:
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 for said work out of secondary funds accrued to the credit of this County.
Clerk Owens read an application from Murry Lowe, Tavares, for any opening available for maintenance requirements. Letter filed.
thompson’s railroad crossing
An agreement with Seaboard Airline Railroad Company for establishment of a public highway or street 66 feet in width, near Tavares – Mile Post 784 – was filed with the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the action of Clerk Owens and Chairman Simpson in approving the following applications for admittance to the T. B. Hospital was approved for: Charlie David Rich, Wilson Harvey Pardue, and Walter Henry Nowling.
juvenile court institute june 17 – july 14, 1962
The request from Judge Milton for W. T. Mills, Juvenile Counselor, to attend this institute and that $250 for expense be advanced to him. Clerk Owens was requested to bring this to the next meeting.
job 11506-2601; sr s-452
Clerk Owens read a letter from the State Road Department, which stated in part as follows: “If Mr. Emery Dillard is to continue as negotiator for right of way in Lake County, we cannot consider him as appraiser on the projects that he will work. We are sure that this action is self-explanatory and only follows sound acquisition and appraisal procedure.”
chairs formerly used by home demonstration office
A request from the Town of Astatula to purchase these chairs was read. Commr. Dykes was authorized to check the chairs and put a price on them.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens and Attorney Duncan were authorized to prepare the ballot for the Second Primary election, have printed the necessary number of absentee ballots, and publish the ballot in the Eustis Lake Region News one time only.
Mr. Simpson asked Mr. Babb to help with the Canvassing Board on the first Primary Election. Mr. Simpson will also be there to help this Thursday.
clerks and inspectors for the second primary election
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following named persons were designated Clerks and Inspectors to serve on the Election Boards in the Second Primary election to be held on Tuesday, May 29, 1962 and that the names be published one time in the Eustis Lake Region News eleven days before the Election.
astor – precinct #1
VOTING PLACE – Community Center
Clerk: Russell Mattox
Inspectors: Otis Lee, Bertha Lucas, and Lucile C. Davis
altoona – precinct #2
VOTING PLACE – Community Center
Clerk: C. E. Matteson
Inspectors: Reed Hollinger, Ruth Allen, George M. Jackson
Paisley – precinct #3
VOTING PLACE – School Building
Clerk: John W. Jones
Inspectors: Thomas J. Kilker, Jacob N. Wade, and Harold D. Gregory
cassia – precinct #4
VOTING PLACE – School House
Clerk: Phyllis Freeman
Inspectors: Mittie P. Chandley, Roy Jefferson DeLay, Alto N. Royal
sorrento – precinct #5
VOTING PLACE – Community House
Clerk: James W. Geddes
Inspectors: William R. Paul, C. Raymond Sessions, and George Clark
eustis – precinct #6
VOTING PLACE – - Recreation Center
Clerk: S. B. Johnson
Inspectors: Claude Crane, Ollie Mae Dillars, Mrs. Homer T. Stearns, Mrs. Minnie Lee Bright
umatilla – PRECINCT #7
VOTING PLACE – New City Hall
Clerk: Adelia K. Owens
Inspectors: Virginia W. Trowell, Virginia R. Douglass, Tom Caldwell, and Lillian S. Kimball
grand island – precinct #8
VOTING PLACE – Community House
Clerk: Marie Persons
Inspectors: Kathleen Stevens, Wilma Jones, and Anita M. Kauffman
lisbon – precinct #9
VOTING PLACE – Haynes Creek Recreation Center
Clerk: Thelma D. Gastfield
Inspectors: Lena G. Gastfield, J. S. Gwaltney, and Abner Register
leesburg – precinct #10
VOTING PLACE – New Fire Station
Clerk: Max D. Ammons
Inspectors: Mrs. Virginia Burleson, Rev. W. H. Graves, Mrs. Cornelia Cobb, Mrs. Belle Chain, J. Locke Williams
lady lake – precinct #11
VOTING PLACE – Community House
Clerk: Tessie Seyler
Inspectors: Louise Reaves, Ruth Burton, and Elaine Anderson
okahumpka – precinct #12
VOTING PLACE – Hall’s Garage
Clerk: R. D. Merritt
Inspectors: Pauline Deal, Edna N. Hall, and Ellie P. Fussell
yalaha – precinct #13
VOTING PLACE – Bowen Grocery
Clerk: Stanley James
Inspectors: Elgie V. Fowler, Lucy W. Crow, and Hazel McEaddy
mascotte – precinct #14
VOTING PLACE – Community Building
Clerk: R. E. Nash
Inspectors: V. J. Overmiller, T. H. Knight, and George O’Brien
clermont – precinct #15
VOTING PLACE – Old City Hall
Clerk: Charles B. Roe
Inspectors: Lucy G. Johnson, John R. McCown, D. G. Rambo, Howard Young, and Barbara L. Johnson
montverde – precinct #16
VOTING PLACE – Community Building
Clerk: P. H. Nash
Inspectors: Mae S. McCarley, Mrs. George Craw, and Annie Lou McQuaig
astatula – precinct #17
VOTING PLACE – Community Building
Clerk: Olive Ingram
Inspectors: Ina Ruth Swaffer, Lillie Mae Lee, Mrs. George A. Williams
lake gem – precinct #18
VOTING PLACE – Hutchins’ Garage
Clerk: Mrs. J. B. Norris
Inspectors: W. A. Keen, Harry J. Hutchins, and Gerald Shadinger
tavares – precinct #19
VOTING PLACE – Legion Hut
Clerk: Dexter Ward
Inspectors: L. W. Conner, Mrs. L. G. Coven, J. M. Hudson, C. S. Daniel, and Martha Glidewell
mount dora – precinct #20
VOTING PLACE – Doris Furniture Company
Clerk: Clarence Lee
Inspectors: Alice R. Lee, Mrs. Harold D. Overhiser, Mrs. John A. Murray, and Guyla G. Bissell
howey – precinct #21
VOTING PLACE – City Hall
Clerk: Vera M. Holland
Inspectors: Ernestine A. Wolfe, Henrietta K. Bahl, and Sara B. Waddell
minneola – precinct #22
VOTING PLACE – Community Building
Clerk: Hamp Walker
Inspectors: Violet E. Meeker, Mae R. Weaver, Leone M. Mann
groveland – precinct #23
VOTING PLACE – City Hall
Clerk: A. S. Brooks, Sr.
Inspectors: Jack Hart, O. E. Langfeldt, J. T. Bridges, and Richard S. Kurfiss
Ferndale – precinct #24
VOTING PLACE – Community Bldg.
Clerk: Mrs. Pearl Foster
Inspectors: Hassie Belle Price, Mamie Merritt, and Edith Walker
fruitland park – precinct #25
VOTING PLACE – New City Hall
Clerk: Minnie M. Bass
Inspectors: Carrie B. Lee, Mrs. Raymond Duncan, Mrs. Ruth Hine (R)
leesburg – precinct #26
VOTING PLACE – American Legion Bldg., N. 3rd & Meadow Streets
Clerk: R. Perry Butler
Inspectors: Frank Plate, Joseph E. Long, W. F. Girtman, and J. Lamar Tompkins
leesburg – Precinct #27
VOTING PLACE – Smith’s Furniture Store
Clerk: Merle E. Nelson
Inspectors: C. B. Garland, H. R. Carpenter, Robert J. (Tex) Ritter, James T. Godwin, and C. L. Fields
leesburg – Precinct #28
VOTING PLACE – Penn-Dixie Grocery
Clerk: J. R. Fussell
Inspectors: Barbara Garett, Elsie L. Commander, and Mrs. R. F. Gray (R)
leesburg – Precinct #29
VOTING PLACE – Casteen’s Grocery
Clerk: Annie Lou Brunson
Inspectors: Mrs. Edgar Ward, Olivia E. Courtoy, Marguerite C. Myer, and Myra Sanders
leesburg – Precinct #30
VOTING PLACE – Krueger’s Pet Shop
Clerk: Glyn Faircloth
Inspectors: Charles J. Peper, Harry D. Thorniley, and Raymond Krueger
mount dora – Precinct #31
VOTING PLACE – City Building
Clerk: Mrs. R. Christie
Inspectors: Mrs. R. Christie, Mina Wagner, Mrs. Paul Snowberger, Mildred Hardester, Flavilla E. Blanchard
eustis – Precinct #32
VOTING PLACE – New Phillips 66 S.S., S. Bay Street
Clerk: John E. Musgrave
Inspectors: Rose S. Wingfield, Mrs. Rudy Steinbrecher, Mary R. Terry, Helen Brackmyer, and William Verschoor
dona vista – Precinct #33
VOTING PLACE – Irvin’s Office
Clerk: Kathlyn C. Cadwell
Inspectors: H. L. Cadwell, Mrs. Marion Galtier, and Florence L. Holt
airport – Precinct #34
VOTING PLACE – Airport Building
Clerk: Nancy Tobey
Inspectors: Dorothy C. Woodford, Ina Huchingson, and Jacqueline F. Kelly
golden triangle – Precinct #35
VOTING PLACE – Riley’s Trailer Park
Clerk: Grady Simpson, Obie Alexander, Elizabeth Penn, and Hazel Crawford (R)
eustis – Precinct #36
VOTING PLACE – Armory
Clerk: Ruth Wirth
Inspectors: C. a. Golding, Stella Kennedy, Arthur G. Polk, Edna Lane Shaw, and Mary E. Gath
EUSTIS PRECINCT #37
VOTING PLACE – Patterson’s Residence Garage
Clerk: Nellie Patterson
Inspectors: Barbara S. Cash, R. A. Getford, and Jessie G. Bailey (R)
mile post sc-811 – lisbon
Clerk Owens read a letter from Atlantic Coast Line Railroad requesting formal authority to proceed with providing standard wire line clearance at the expense of Lake County. On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, C. E. Duncan, attorney for the Board, was authorized to notify J. L. Kennedy, Superintendent of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company, to proceed with providing standard wire line clearance at the expense of Lake County not to exceed $150 at a point 1,691 feet east of Mile Post SC-811, Lisbon.
petition re: road in lake highlands subdivision
This Petition was mailed in by Attorney Ayres of Orlando. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Petition was referred to Attorney Duncan to have the necessary Notice published or whatever is necessary.
Roy Christopher, attorney, and Chas. Shihadeh of Southern Home of Orlando, 1317 Colonial, West, appeared before the Board re: an existing clay road in the colored district of Mount Dora adjacent to Shihadeh’s proposed subdivision. Mr. Simpson said that this is a prescriptive road. Mr. Givens said there is no right of way. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Attorney Duncan was to write Southern Homes of Orlando advising them that this is a county prescriptive road and that from time to time has been taken care of by Lake County, and the Chairman was authorized to sign the letter.
turnpike authority blocking county road
It was brought to the attention of the Board that the Turnpike Authority is blocking county roads, and the heavy trucks used in the construction of the turnpike are destroying the roads; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that in the construction plans of the Sunshine State Toll Road, it is not clear whether or not the Turnpike Authority of Florida is making proper facilities for keeping open existing County roads, with the result that those living near or using the said County roads may be blocked and cut off from use of portions thereof and that the blocking of said roads will cause great inconvenience and economic loss to parties who, by virtue of the location of their homes or their properties, are required to make extended detours to reach the same;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that in the planning and construction of the Sunshine State Toll Road, as it passes through Lake County, proper provision be made for access to the existing County roads by cross-overs, underpasses, or bridges so that those who dwell on said road and persons who are developing properties along said roads will not be cut off and required to make unreasonable detours in order to reach their respective properties.
accrued aircraft registration fees
Clerk Owens read a letter from the Florida Development Commission recommending that the money accrued for aircraft registration fees be used for specific improvement projects at publicly-owned airports; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, it appears from correspondence with the Florida Development Commission that there is on deposit certain funds to which Lake County is entitled, to be used for aircraft facilities and purposes, and
WHEREAS, the Florida Development Commission advises the Board of County Commissioners that said funds can be paid to the County only if the same is paid for a specific project at one of the publicly-owned airports in the county;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the Florida Development Commission be requested to pay over to Lake County the funds available to it for the purposes above mentioned, with the understanding and provision that the funds shall be used for the proper zoning of said airports and the areas surrounding the same for the safety and protection of aircraft, occupants, and the inhabitants of the area adjacent to said airports.
A letter from the Christian Home & Bible School, Mount Dora, re: Institute was read, and Commr. Theus suggested that this letter be given to Judge Milton with a request that the Juvenile Home manager be sent to the institute or meeting.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the payroll for the month of April was approved.
the following letters were filed with the board:
Copy of letter from C. E. Duncan to Wendell Jarrard, Florida Dev. Com re: registration fees collected for registration of aircraft
5 letters from State Road Department re Emery Dillard, right of way agent, should not be appraiser on same job he is agent on; Job 11503-3601 SR S-561 bridge, Manly low bidder $90,504.84; request for resurfacing Old Road 50; Job 11686-3601 – irrigation pipe; and Section 11120 (SR 448 formerly).
Copy of letter from Game and FWF Commission to U.S. Corps of Engineers re: shoreline dredge
Copy of letter to Van Ferguson 11F from Peavy re: shoreline permit
Copy of letter to A. D. Aldrich, Florida G&FWF Com. from Shoreline Dredge Co. re: dredging
Copy of letter to Graham Contracting, Inc. from James C. Green re: bond subcontract, Ag Center Auditorium
Copy of letter from Florida Industrial Com to Contad Const. Co. re: elevator cert. of operation of Lake County Jail
George W. Daugherty correspondence re: crossing Mile Post 782
Copy of letter from C. E. Duncan to F. L. Hampton re: road petition pertaining to road between Twin Lakes Subdivision and Highway SR 44
3 letters from Florida T. B. Hospital re: discharge of Jacob John Kubs, Arthur Lorenza Russell, and James Clanton Little
Turner Neon Inc. re: sign displays for proposed auditorium
National Law Publishers Inc. re: legislative reporting services of Ballinger, etc.
Copy of letter to Hon. Tom Adams, Secretary of State from Owens enclosing certified list of persons who qualified for State & Co. Executive Committee Members of the Demo and Rep parties in Second primary election
the following reports were filed with the board:
J. C. Hunter, Service Officer
R. E. Norris, County Agent and two assistants
Marian B. Valentine and one assistant and secretary
Florida Division of Correction, Lake County Jail; Lake Co. Stockade & Prison Cp #5758
THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:15 P.M.