MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
monday – august 6, 1962
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 6, 1962, with the following present: Chairman Simpson; Commissioners Theus, Cowart, Dykes, and Babb; Attorney Duncan; and Clerk Owens. (Also present was County Engineer Givens part of the time.)
The Board was called to order by Chairman Simpson.
Commr. Theus gave the invocation.
The minutes of the regular meetings of July 2 and 9 and of the special meeting of July 20, 1962 were approved as read, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
notary public bond
The Notary Public Bond of Mary C. Cannon with American Surety Company of NY was approved by the Board.
The Notary Public bonds with the following Surety Companies have been approved by Clerk Owens since the first regular meeting in July:
With American Surety Company of New York: G. L. Herlong 7-11-62, Ruth Starling 7-16-62, Grace H. Butler 7-17-62, and Dora Bon Jorn 8-1-62.
With Highway Insurance Company: Virginia S. Hansel 7-11-62, Frank L. Porter, Jr. 7-19-62, D. E. Reimann 7-2-62 and James Warren Durden 7-25-62.
With American Fire & Casualty Company: C. Welborn Daniel 7-5-62, Marion F. Barry 7-17-62, Bertha M. Solt 8-3-62.
With US Fidelity & Guaranty Company: Josephine A. Strickler 7-25-62.
bond for carrying firearms
The Bond for Carrying Firearms of Dr. William Chew for carrying a pistol, Colt Patent Firearms Mfg. Co. of 38 calibre and numbered 86848 LW, with Dr. H. Durham Young and Dr. George E. Engelhard as sureties was approved by the Board.
bids for asphalt
Notice having been advertised for bids on 100,000 gallons of Asphalt RC 4, the following bids were received:
Marianna Asphalt Company, Tampa (price less 2 % discount, delivered) $0.1257
Central Oil Company, Inc., P.O. Box 1034, Tampa (price less 2% discount on materials only, delivered) $0.1265
American Oil Company, P.O. Box 777, Tallahassee (price less 2% discount, delivered) $0.1265
Mid Florida Oil Company, P.O. Box 1-1751, Miami (price, firm bid, less .0022 discount, delivered) $0.1257
Supreme Oil Company, Inc., 1401 Ake Ave, Tampa (price less 2% discount, delivered) $0.1265
The Bannerman Company, Inc., Box 3505 MSS (price less 2% discount, delivered) $0.1265
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bids as listed above on Asphalt RC-4 were referred to County Engineer Givens for study and report to the Board on August 13, 1962.
bids for purchase of limerock screenings
Notice having been advertised for the purchase of limerock screenings, the following bids were received:
Shands & Baker, Inc., 3300 Edgewater Drive Orlando (price, fob Shands Quarry, per ton $.95
Florida Crushed Stone Co, P.O. Box 608, Ocala (price, fob plant at Conrock, subject to 5 cents per ton discount) $1.00
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the two bids as listed above for Limerock Screening were accepted, as they are identical in price.
Notice having been advertised for Drayage of limerock screenings, the following bids were received
Silver Sands Company, 406 N. 13th St., Leesburg, Drayage - price per ton $1.10
Jones Service Station, Drawer 418, Mascotte, Drayage – price per ton $1.10
Dodson & Son, P.O. Box 443, Eustis, Drayage – price per ton $1.20
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the bids of Silver Sands Company and Jones Service Station for drayage of limerock screening at $1.10 per ton was accepted, being identical and low bids. The purchase is to be divided equally, whichever one is available.
bids for additions and revisions to juvenile shelter
Notice having been advertised for bids for additions and revisions to the Lake County Juvenile Shelter, the following bids were received: BASE BID
WILLIAM BASS, Leesburg, 5% of bid – bid bond enclosed $27,900.00
COVEN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Tavares, 5 percent of bid – bid bond enclosed $26,188.53
Omits addition to apartment – Alternate No. 1 deduct 3,511.21
GRAHAM CONSTRUCTING, INC., Orlando, 5% of bid – bid bond enclosed $27,500.00
Omits addition to apartment – Alternate No. 1 deduct 2,400.00
J. P. HUTCHINSON, Tavares, 5% of bid – bid bond enclosed $28,065.54
Omits addition to apartment – Alternate No. 1 deduct 4,138.80
MARDIS & HAGE, Orlando, 5% of bid – bid bond enclosed $28,000.00
Omits addition to apartment – Alternate No. 1 deduct 4,140.00
MICHAM CONSTRUCTION CO., Leesburg, 5% of bid, bid bond enc. $29,300.00
Omits addition to apartment – Alternate No. 1 deduct 3,400.00
DAVID D. MORRIS, CONTRACTOR, Leesburg, 5% of bid, bid bond enclosed $25,442.00
Omits addition to apartment – Alternate No. 1 deduct 4,468.00
ROY A. THOMPSON, Leesburg, 5% of bid, bid bond enclosed $38,365.00
Omits addition to apartment – Alternate No. 1 deduct 4,315.00
GEORGE WILLIAMS, Astatula, 5% of bid, bid bond enclosed $26,838.90
Omits addition to apartment – Alternate No. 1 deduct 3,872.00
Howell Hopson, architect, being present, announced that David C. Morris, contractor, is the low bidder; therefore, he recommended the acceptance of his bid. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the base bid of David D. Morris, contractor, in the amount of $25,442.00 for construction of additions and revisions to the Lake County Juvenile Shelter, as per specifications was ACCEPTED.
A list of subcontractors was submitted as follows: Lenhart-Payne, Leesburg and Joe Smart & Son, Leesburg.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the list of subcontractors as set forth above was approved.
Commr. Babb filed a check from the City of Umatilla in the amount of $1,244.68, return of road and bridge tax paid to municipality.
Commr. Theus filed cash in the amount of $42.20 for sale of road material to Leesburg Hillcrest Properties, Inc.
Complaints were presented by the following:
L. D. Jenkins, Leesburg, appeared before the Board and complained about the fruit stand across Highway 27 from his Lakeside Motel. He stated it is a shack and a health hazard and asked if the operation of this fruit stand could be prohibited by the Board of County Commissioners, or lower the taxes on his motel, as the stand is hurting his business. Several letters were presented objecting to the operation of the fruit stand, as it is lowering the value of the surrounding property. Letters from the following parties were filed:
George Daugherty – Hickory Point Industries re “Big C” and “Hula Hut” on US 27N
Paul Baldinelli – one mile north of Leesburg on US 27
Fred Crispell – his property is just north of Leesburg on US 27
Chairman Simpson advised Mr. Jenkins that the Board would request the Health Department to check this, and the letters were taken under advisement until this afternoon when the Commissioners will meet with R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, for the Equalization Board meeting.
M. D. Jones, Tavares, appeared before the Board and complained that his taxes are too high. He stated he has a little lake front, but it is used only for citrus. Mr. Cassady, Tax Assessor, being present, explained that this property fronts on a lake is the reason it is assessed high. We have not changed this from last year. Have not rechecked this property, but Mr. Cassady said he would check it.
Mrs. Helen Morrison, D-2, Leesburg, appeared before the Board and complained that her property assessments are too high. Mr. Cowart advised her that he will look at the property and see if the Board can do anything for her.
Robert Walling, D-1, Leesburg, appeared before the Board and complained that his taxes are too high. Mr. Cassady said he would recheck this property. The Board will also recheck it.
Aletha Andrews, D-4, Mount Dora, appeared before the Board and complained that the taxes on her property are too high. She gave the descriptions of her property. The Board advised her that they, with the Tax Assessor, will recheck it.
Andy Stanko, representing Duda & Sons, Inc., appeared before the Board re taxes on the Duda property. He read a letter from R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor. Mr. Cassady stated that he accepted Hunnicutt’s appraisal. We had it all appraised at $150 in 1961. Hunicutt placed it at $300, but a complaint was made, and we put it back to $150, but have not changed it back to $300. We did not send Duda a statement. We reviewed the property this year and went to $250, but Duda thinks this is too high.
W. W. Boyd, D-3, Clermont, appeared before the Board and complained of the high taxes on his “Point Place” property. (Mr. Cassady will write Mr. Boyd).
Irving F. Morse, D-3, Clermont, appeared before the Board and presented a letter of protest on properties listed in Schedule A, B, C, D, showing various owners. Mr. Morse stated that all but Schedule C and D have been worked out with Mr. Cassady. He asked for consideration of these two schedules.
Two complaining parties were advised that all complaints will be considered this afternoon at Mr. Cassady’s office.
application for closing golf view avenue in oak park subdivision
Mr. Clare S. Acton appeared before the Board and filed a letter from Regina D. Acton objecting to the closing of Golf View Avenue. Also, a copy of a letter from Clare S. Acton to various property owners re this Petition to close. Also, Proof of Publication of Notice of Intention to close. A letter to the Board signed by 12 property owners concerned was filed. A Petition to Close has not been presented to the Board. However, Commr. Theus stated he thinks one party has built a building in the street is the reason he wants it closed. He advised him to contact Mr. Duncan about this. After much discussion on the closing of the street as a whole or the west 300 feet (all objections are to the closing of the west 300 feet), a motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried that the application for closing Golf View Avenue in Oak Park Subdivision be denied.
recess and reassembly
The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 2:00 p.m.
The Board was called to order by Chairman Simpson.
John May of Inland Abstract & Title Company appeared before the Board and requested permission to put up a sign on a piece of property belonging to Lake County in Section 20-19-25 lying on the Easterly side of US 441. The Board asked Mr. May to write them a letter making this request.
plat of clear lake estates subdivision unit no. 2
This Plat was presented this morning by Harry Padget, who left before the Board considered same. He filed a letter from the Lake County Health Department which states the unit comprised of 4 lots, located off SR 44 three miles NE of Eustis. Based on the report of Mid-State Engineering Corp, we find these lots are apparently suitable for septic tank installation. Title Policy #Y-687-343 issued by Lawyer’s Title Insurance Corp on June 7, 1960 shows the title clear with the exception of a mortgage from Huskey Development Company Inc. to Chester Fosgate dated January 15, 1960 was presented. This policy states “this mortgage has been partially released as to all streets, drives, roads, circles, and avenues as shown on the Plat of Clear Lake Estates.” A letter from Inland Abstract & Title Company dated August 6, 1962 states “Satisfaction of Mortgage executed by Attorneys in Fact for Chester C. Fosgate to Huskey Dev. Co. Inc. dated June 28, 1962 in full satisfaction of a mortgage dated January 15, 1960, filed.” This clears the streets. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Plat of Clear Lake Estates Unit No. 2 was approved.
Clerk Owens read a letter from the Honorable Ray E. Green, Comptroller, acknowledging receipt of a letter from Clerk Owens dated July 27, 1962 enclosing the original and one copy of the budget for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1963. Said letter stated, “I have approved this budget as to form and return the original herewith.”
Said Budget fixed the millages as follows: TAX-MILLAGE
General Revenue Fund 2.300
Fine & Forfeiture fund .940
Capital Outlay Reserve Fund (Armories) .000
Capital Outlay Reserve Fund (Agricultural Buildings) .000
Capital Outlay Reserve Fund (Juvenile Detention Home) .000
Capital Outlay Reserve Fund (County Buildings) .840
Bond Interest & Sinking Fund .310
County Health Unit Fund .237 (A)
Water Conservation .335 (B)
Special District – South Lake Memorial Hospital .270 (c)
A. Handled by State Treasurer
B. Handled by Oklawaha Basin Recreation & Water Conservation & Control Authority
C. Special tax levied on all property south of the boundary line separating Townships 20 and 21 south of the Tallahassee meridian.
Clerk Owens filed the budget as adopted July 20, 1962 and approved by the Comptroller, Honorable Ray E. Green, on August 3, 1962 for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1962 and ending September 30, 1963, which said budget is copied in and made a part of the minutes as follows: (SEE PAGE 128 THROUGH 134 IN MINUTE BOOK 19 FOR ESTIMATE OF REVENUES AND RECEIPTS – LAKE COUNTY – FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1963.)
SCHOOL BOARD RESOLUTION
Clerk Owens presented the resolution as adopted by the Lake County Board of Public Instruction in special meeting on the 27th day of July, 1962, fixing the millages to be assessed for School Districts for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1962 and ending June 30, 1963; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the millages as submitted by the Lake County Board of Public Instruction for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1962 and ending June 30, 1963 were approved and filed, and Clerk Owens was instructed to order the Honorable R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, to assess the millages as contained in said resolution and instruct the Honorable Paul H. Reed, Tax Collector, to collect the taxes according to the millages contained therein. Said Resolution being as follows:
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF REVENUES TO BE PRODUCED AND THE MILLAGE TO BE LEVIED FOR THE COUNTY CURRENT SCHOOL FUND, FOR THE COUNTY B&B RESERVE FUND, FOR THE COUNTY GENERAL (BPI) INTEREST AND SINKING FUND, FOR THE SPECIAL TAX SCHOOL DISTRICT CURRENT FUND, FOR THE DISTRICT B&B RESERVE FUND AND FOR THE DISTRICT BOND INTEREST AND SINKING FUNDS FOR EACH OF THE DISTRICTS IN THE COUNTY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 1962 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 1963.
ADOPTED at the special meeting of the Lake County School Board, July 27, 1962.
WHEREAS, Section 237.18 of the Florida School Code requires that “upon the final adoption of the budget and upon receipt of the certificate of the Assessor of Taxes giving the assessed valuation of the county and of each of the Bonded School Districts, the County Board shall determine by resolution the amounts necessary to be raised for the County Current School Fund, for the County B & B Reserve Fund, for the County General (BPI) Interest and Sinking Fund, and for each District Bond Interest and Sinking Fund and the millage necessary to be levied for each such fund and shall also show in said resolution the millage voted by Special School District for the District Current School Fund and for the District B & B Reserve Fund, and
WHEREAS, the school budget for the current fiscal year has been finally approved by the State Superintendent and is now official except for the certification of millages as required by Section 237.18; and
WHEREAS, the certificate of the County Assessor of Lake County, giving the assessed valuation of the county and of each school district has been received;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of Public Instruction of Lake County, Florida, assembled in special meeting, that the amounts necessary to be raised as shown by the officially adopted budget and the millages necessary to be levied for each school fund of the county for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1962 and ending June 30, 1963, are as follows:
(1) COUNTY CURRENT SCHOOL FUND
Non-exempt Assessed Valuation as Certified by the Tax Assessor - $278,347,935
Amount to be Raised from Tax Levies - $1,927,697
Millage Levy Required – 7.29
(2) COUNTY B & B RESERVE FUND
Non-exempt Assessed Valuation as Certified by the Tax Assessor
Amount to be Raised from Tax Levies - None
Millage Levy Required – None
(3) COUNTY GENERAL (BPI) INTEREST & SINKING FUND
Millage Levy Required – None
(4) SPECIAL TAX DISTRICT CURRENT FUND (Millage Levy Required – None)
(5) DISTRICT B & B RESERVE FUND (Millage Levy Required – None)
(6) DISTRICT BOND INTEREST AND SINKING FUNDS IN THE RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS
Non-exempt Assessed Valuation as Certified by the Tax Assessor - $278,347,935
Amount to be Raised from Tax Levies – 431,021
Millage Levy Required – 1.63
District No. 10-39:
Valuation Including Homesteads Assessable for Bonds* - $34,846,158
Amount to be Raised from Levies - $5,296
Levy Required for bonds, including homesteads - .16 mills
District No. 18:
Valuation Including Homesteads Assessable for Bonds* - $23,478,438
Amount to be Raised from Levies - $6,245
Levy Required for bonds, including homesteads - .28 mills
District No. 21:
Valuation Including Homesteads Assessable for Bonds* - $62,390,606
Amount to be Raised from Levies - $26,671
Levy Required for bonds, including homesteads - .45 mills
District No. 26:
Valuation Including Homesteads Assessable for Bonds* - $4,976,399
Amount to be Raised from Levies - $1,560
Levy Required for bonds, including homesteads - .33 mills
*NOTE: If bonds were issued prior to the date the homestead amendment became effective, the assessed valuation and tax levies should include homestead property; if bonds were issued after that date, only the non-exempt property should be included. If in any district some bonds were issued before the amendment became effective and some afterward, two lines should be used for each such district, one to give values and levies for the issue including homesteads and the other to include only non-exempt property and the levies thereon for bonds issued since the amendment became effective.
WHEREAS, Section 237.18 of the Florida School Laws provides that “a certified copy of said resolution shall thereupon be filed with the Board of County Commissioners and shall thereupon order the assessor to assess the several millages certified by the County Board against the taxable property of the several Bonded School Districts. The Assessor shall then assess the taxes as ordered by the Board of County Commissioners, and the Collector shall collect said taxes and pay over the same promptly as collected to the county school depository or depositories to be used as provided by law. Provided that all taxes authorized herein shall be assessed and collected on railroad, street railroad, sleeping car, parlor car, and telegraph company property in the manner now provided by law”:
AND WHEREAS, the County Board of Public Instruction of this county has determined the millage to be levied for the County General School Fund, for the County B & B Reserve Fund, for the County General (BPI) Interest and Sinking Fund, and for the District Bond Interest and Sinking Funds by dividing the applicable assessed valuation as finally certified by the Assessor after equalization as hereinbefore specified into the amount budgeted to be received from taxes before five per cent (5%) is deducted, using the nearest one-fourth mill or other fraction or decimal ordinarily used in the county as prescribed by Section 237.18 and has found the millage levies required to be as set forth in Part I above:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Public Instruction of Lake County, Florida, does hereby determine that the aforesaid millages on said assessed valuation of the taxable property for the ear 1962 will be required and does hereby request the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, in conformity to law to direct the Tax Assessor to assess and the Tax Collector to collect taxes according to the millages certified herein.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this resolution be forthwith transmitted to and filed with the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a second certified copy of this resolution be forthwith transmitted to and filed with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tallahassee, Florida, to become a part of the official budget which is in his file and that another copy be field with and become a part of the official budget in the files of said County Board of Public Instruction.
(This resolution was approved by Paul W. Bryan, Chairman, Board of Public Instruction, and certified by Bernard McCabe, Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction, as a true and complete copy of a resolution determining the millages to be assessed for the above-mentioned funds.)
notice to bidders for paving of hook street, clermont
Notice to bidders having been advertised for paving of Hook Street in Clermont, half of the expense to be borne by the City of Clermont and half by Lake County, the following bid was received:
Orlando Paving Company, Box 7186, Orlando, Florida, by Roy Cone, Manager, to furnish all equipment, materials, and labor necessary to recondition and resurface Hook Street, according to specifications with SRD Type 11 hot mix asphalt for the price of $0.45 sq. yd.
This being the only bid, Commr. Dykes, on behalf of the County of Lake, made a motion that the bid of Orlando Paving Company for the amount of $0.45 per square yard for paving Hook Street in Clermont be accepted, subject to the approval of the City of Clermont. The motion was seconded by Commr. Babb and unanimously carried.
William Aiken who lives on Lake Louise south of Clermont appeared before the Board re: filling up a canal in that vicinity as it is all grown up and not much water in it. After discussion on filling the canal, Attorney Duncan suggested that they get a petition of all property owners requesting permission to fill the canal and present it to the Board. Then, if there are no objections, some action can be taken.
insurance on county equipment
Lee Howard appeared before the Board and submitted Suggested Bid Requirements on insurance and recommended the requirements. After discussion on this, it was postponed until Monday, August 13 at two p.m.
bills incurred on certain roads
Mr. Duncan presented the following bills for approval by the Board, which are to be sent to SRD, Tallahassee for payment:
Bill of Alan H. Hamlin, Court Reporter - Lake County vs. Charlie Squibb, et al, US 441, SR 500, Law #6784, reporters per diem reporting testimony in this case, 4 days of trial – July 12, 13, 16 and 18, 1962 at $20 per day, for a total of $80.00.
Bill of Carl E. Duncan, Attorney - Lake County vs. Theodore Strawn, Inc., et al; Section 11580-2601 SR S-46-A, LAW #6437, for securing right of way for the above road, instituting condemnation proceedings, and trial of case (original appraisal $28,252.40) for $2,500.00; as well as for Lake County vs. Seltzer, et al, Case #6417, Section 11110-2108 SR 44, for securing right of way on the above road, instituting condemnation proceedings, and trial of case (original appraisal $24,420) for $2,000.00.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the above bills were approved and sent to the State Road Department for payment.
Bill of H. B. Harell, Jr., re Law #6458, Lake County vs. F. A. Hendrix, et al on SR 500 for services rendered for ½ day preparation, 1 day in Court and ½ day hearing for $175 less credit for Circuit Court Fund check in the amount of $100 for final cost of $75.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bill of H. B. Harell as set out above was approved for payment.
Bill of Dalton S. Payne for appraisal of one acre lying east of the existing County clay pit in Section 17-22-24 as requested by J. C. Cowart, County Commissioner, in the amount of $15 was approved for payment on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried. The appraisal of Dalton S. Payne on this land was filed. Commr. Cowart presented the deed from Peter Micheloni and wife to Lake County for land as appraised by Dalton S. Payne. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the deed was accepted and the bill for the clay pit in the amount of $700 was approved.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the request of R. E. Norris, County Agent, for authorization to attend the annual meeting of the National Association of County Agents was approved and an expense not to exceed $200 was allowed.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the bill of the Florida Sheriff’s Boys Ranch, Live Oak, Florida, for one 8,000-gallon metal tank at the price of $350 was approved for payment (divide 5 ways).
The bill of Lake Abstract & Guaranty Company for Title Search re Clay Pit in Section 32-20-25, District No. 2, in the amount of $10 was approved for payment on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried.
to be paid out of jail fund
The statement of Martin Kirkland re installation of a new Motorola, with bills attached in the amount of $1,189.30 was approved for payment on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried.
mile post no. 784
The bill of Seaboard Airline Company for placing a highway grade crossing at Mile Post 784 plus 3,136 feet, Orlando Subdivision, Tavares, Florida, for Walter Thompson in the amount of $258.24 was approved for payment on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried; and Clerk Owens was authorized to return to Walter Thompson any balance left from the $500 deposited for this work.
mile post sc-811 lisbon
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the bill of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company in the amount of $55.30 covering the expense incurred by the Railroad’s maintenance of ways the Department is assisting Western Union Telegraph Company in raising communication lines to provide standard clearance for the installation and maintenance by the Board of a public road crossing over the right of way and track of ACL at a point 1,691 feet east of Mile Post SC-811.
jail and sheriff’s department
Howell Hopson, architect, presented Change Order #7 – Fred S. Conrad Construction Company and suggested that same be approved; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Change Order No. 7 was approved and signed by Clerk Owens, net deducted $242.26.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, Commr. Theus was authorized to have the grounds at the Lake Memorial Nursing Home in Leesburg landscaped and beautified in an amount not to exceed $995.
section 11506-2601; sr s-452
A copy of executed contract, Eustis Marina, was filed with the Board.
The executed typical sections on the following roads were filed:
Section 111501-3601, Sinclair Avenue in Tavares from Ruby Street to SR 19, $50,000.
Section 11010-85060-01-22 SR 500: Section 11120-8501-02-31 SR 448;
Section 11150-8502-02-31 SR 450: Section 11160-8502-02-31 SR 42;
Section 11501-8602-02-41 SR 19-A, Dora Avenue in Tavares, Lake Dora NE to interchange;
Section 11640-8605-02-41 SR 25-A – SR 25 to S. limits of Leesburg
Section 11580-3602-02-41 SR S-433, Budgeted amount $190,000, Orange County line to SR 46 at Cassia Station.
state road department final budget and program of work
A copy of the State Road Department Final Budget and Program of Work for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1962 through June 30, 1963 was filed with the Board.
agricultural center equipment
Quotations from the following companies were presented:
Ace Supply Company, Ocala
Worrell-Consolidated Laboratories, Inc. – Julian P. Fisher, representative, Orlando
Hill Manufacturing Company – William D. Megrue, Orlando
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the quotation of Hill Manufacturing Company to furnish Lake County 1-15” Hill Floor Machine at $210, including polish brushes and 2-year guarantee, and one wet and dry model JB-90 vacuum cleaner for the price of $190 was accepted.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the action of Clerk Owens and Chairman Simpson in approving on August 3, 1962 the application of Isiac Jessie Sapp for admission to the TB Hospital was approved.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Payroll for the month of July was approved.
exchange of land with shoreline dredging company (E.E. Leitner)
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, E. E. Leitner, the owner of a parcel of land hereinafter described, has proposed to the Board of County Commissioners that said property be exchanged for a tract owned by Lake County hereinafter described, and
WHEREAS, notice of the proposed exchange of properties has been published in the Tavares Lake County Citizen in its issues of June 22 and June 29, 1962, providing for the presentation of said application for exchange on the 9th day of July, 1962, proof of which has been filed in the Minutes of the Board, and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has secured appraisals showing a disparity of value between the land owned by Lake County and owned by E. E. Leitner, and
WHEREAS, E. E. Leitner has agreed in addition to the transfer of title to perform certain work required by Lake County in the clearing of the channel of Dead River, to-wit: the removal of deck and piling of the old county bridge, which was located at the westerly end of Dead River, the cost of which, together with said land, will be approximately equal to the value of the land owned by Lake County;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the proposed exchange of the following property owned by Lake County:
A tract of land located in the southeast corner of Government Lot 4 of Section 25, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, being a Lot 100 feet by 100 feet, adjacent to Dead River and adjacent to the County Road as it now exists;
For the following described tract of land owned by E. E. Leitner located in Lake County, Florida:
The South 50 feet of the East 735.30 feet of government Lot 3 and the South 25 feet of the West 259.68 feet of the East 994.98 feet of Government Lot 3, all in Section 25, Township 19 South, Range 25 East AND completion of work required in the removal of the deck and piling of the old county bridge located at the westerly end of Dead River and Lake Harris.
be, and the same is hereby approved as an exchange of approximate equal value.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairman and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to execute and deliver, in favor of E. E. Leitner, a deed conveying the tract of land above described, owned by Lake County, in exchange for a deed from E. E. Leitner and his wife, properly executed, conveying the tract of land owned by him and evidence submitted to this Board of the completion of the work of removal of the deck and piling of the old county bridge above set forth.
The following letters were filed with the board
State Road Department re placement of underground pipe Job 11090-3402 SR 19; re Section 11200, resolution of July 2, 1962 requesting a permit for the installation of a flashing beacon at intersection of SR 25 and 48; and re Job 11010-3502, resolution dated July 20, 1962 re moving building etc. at the “Phillips 66” Service Station, cost not to exceed one thousand dollars, Sec. funds.
Copy of letter to Mrs. C. E. Enyart from Owens re driveway
Florida Board of Forestry re: employment of Mr. H. T. Davis as Farm Forester to replace Mr. C. W. Chellman
Joint RR Brotherhoods Committee of Florida re: proposed merger of ACL-SAL
Copy of letter from F. F. Tanner, Director Lake Co. Mosquito Control to Huey Kennington re: hiring a replacement for job.
B. M. McWhorter requesting to be retained on job until January 1, 1963
Col. George B. Buell to Board reporting the annual temporary closing of a road
Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission re Lake Apopka Fish Kill
Copy of letter from C. E. Duncan to Bernard J. McCabe, Assist. Co. Supt. Re Lake-Sumter Junior College and letter from McCabe to the Board re assistance for the college.
Florida TB Hospital re discharge with medical advice of Pearl Banks, James Oscar Erickson, and Florence Louise Washington.
following reports filed with the board
R. E. Norris, Co. Agent, and 2 assistants; Marian Valentine, Home Demo Agent, and two assistants; J. C. Hunter, County Service Officer.
meeting of equalization board
At 5:00 p.m. the Board met as an Equalization Board in the office of R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, to consider the Assessment Roll (SEE PAGES 126 AND 127 for names of persons who appeared before the Board in person and filed complaints.)
Mr. Cassady reported that the assessed values for 1962 for Lake County are as follows:
Countywide non-exempt aggregate value $278,347,935
Countywide aggregate value $340,182,755
Of the above nonexempt aggregate value, that part
in the Hospital District $100,305,201
After considering the complaints made in person and also in writing, Commr. Theus moved that the Assessment Roll for the year 1962 as submitted by Hon. R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, be approved with the changes as made by the Equalization Board. The motion was seconded by Commr. Cowart and unanimously carried. Said changes being as follows:
Mrs. Helen Morrison, Leesburg – Assessment on the building reduced from $16,500 to $15,000, making the total assessment now $20,000 instead of the previous assessment of $21,500.
R. P. Butler, Leesburg – Assessment on foot frontage reduced from $16,500 to $13,500, as it has been ascertained that he was charged too much foot frontage (on the lot east of Rock’s Service Station on North Boulevard.)
Jack Monroe, Leesburg – Assessment on Lots 89, 89-B, and 90 reduced from $800 to $600, and assessment on other property on which complaint was entered was concurred in by the Board and assessment remains as fixed by the Tax Assessor.
Mrs. Lottie C. Taylor, Eustis – Assessment on Block 12, Eustis, reduced from $18,400 to $16,600.
M. D. Jones, Tavares – Assessment on property east of Tavares was reduced from $23,800 to $21,000.
W. W. Boyd, Clermont – Assessment on building at Point Place reduced from $46,300 to $43,800.
On the following properties on which complaints were made, the Board of Equalization concurred in the assessment as fixed by the Tax Assessor, R. G. Cassady, as the assessment is in keeping with the surrounding property assessments:
L. D. Jenkins, Lakeside Motel, R-3, Box 594 NO CHANGES
Paul Baldinelli, R-1, Box 612, Leesburg NO CHANGES
Fred Crispell, Leesburg NO CHANGES
Hickory Point Industries, 17 McDonald Ave, Eustis (N of Leesburg) NO CHANGES
William J. Thorbecke, 31 B. Kazernestraat, The Hague, Netherlands (Ft Park) NO CHANGES
Irving F. Morse, Attorney, Clermont – Bradshaw property NO CHANGES
Thomas J. Arbogast, 117 8th St., Scott AFB, 111 (W. 675’ Gov Lot 4 Sec 2-19-27) NO CHANGES
Roy e. Baker, 199 Orange Ave, Clermont (property in Clermont) NO CHANGES
Jerome and Leatha Andrews, Mount Dora (property in Mount Dora) NO CHANGES
S. E. Bailes 633 N. Center, Eustis – N ½ of SE of SW ¼ Sec 31-18-24 NO CHANGES
E. W. Zipper, Box 833, Eustis, Edgewater Park Ad to Eustis NO CHANGES
Archie A. Hager, 713 Lake Shore Dr., Eustis (Part of Lots 21 & 22 and lake strip W of said lots)NO CHANGES
Robert Walling, Leesburg NO CHANGES
Andy Stanko for Duda Properties NO CHANGES
The Board of County Commissioners and the Equalization Board adjourned at 6:00 o’clock P.M.