MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
monday – october 22, 1962
The Board of County Commissioners met in special session on Monday, October 22, 1962, in the County Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares at 10:00 o’clock a.m., for the purpose of considering bids for the construction of a bridge on Lake Norris road and such other matters as may be brought before the Board, with the following present: Chairman Simpson; Commissioners Theus, Cowart, Dykes, and Babb; also Commr. Elect Livingston; and Attorney Duncan. (Clerk Owens was absent due to illness.)
The Board was called to order by Chairman Simpson.
Mr. Theus gave the invocation.
bids received for bridge on lake norris road
Notice having been advertised for bids for the construction of a pre-stressed concrete bridge on Lake Norris Road in Lake County, three bids were received:
Mr. Newman, the engineer employed to get up the data for this project was present and read the Notice to Bidders and advised the Board that four contractors took out plans.
Bidders were the following:
Hubbard Construction Company – Orlando – total bid $15,344.00
Cashier’s check #42205 - $800
J. D. Manly Construction Company – Leesburg – total bid $19,454.00
Surety bond 5% of the bid
The Rainer-Holland Company – Winter Park – total bid $24,442.00
Surety bond 5% of the bid
The bids were referred to Engineer Newman for tabulation and recommendations, with the request that he make his report before noon today, on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried.
THEREFORE, later in the morning, Mr. Newman returned the bids and recommended the acceptance of the bid of Hubbard Construction Company in the amount of $15,344.00, which is the lowest bid, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bid of Hubbard Construction Company to construct a Pre-stressed Concrete Bridge over Blackwater Creek on the Lake Norris Road, according to specifications, for the sum of $15,344.00 was accepted.
PURCHASE OF MOTOR GRADER
Notice having been advertised for the purchase of a new motor grader, with one #212 Caterpillar grader to be traded in, the following bids were received:
Adams Construction Equipment Company – Orlando
One model 330 LW Adams tandem motor grader as specified,
Delivered price after trade allowance for one #212 Cat Bracket $13,862.00
Type in lieu of slide shift moldboard - deduct 120.00
Clewiston Motor Company – Clewiston
One new model #112 Series E, caterpillar, as specified, $17,700.00
Less trade-in one #212 caterpillar 1,750.00
Ring Power Corp. – Jacksonville
One new caterpillar Diesel No. 12 motor grader as specified $17,650.00
Less trade-in allowance on one #212 caterpillar #212 2,000.00
M. D. Moody & Sons, Inc. – Tampa
One new Pettibone speed grader Model 401-A as specified $20,704.00
Less trade in one #212 caterpillar 4,000.00
(Net FOB Lake County any point accessible by truck) $16,704.00
Jos. L. Rozier Machinery Company – Orlando
One new caterpillar #112 motor grader as specified $17,585.00
Allowance for caterpillar #212 motor grader 2,500.00
Net cash price delivered Lake County $15,085.00
Motion by Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, that the following Resolution be adopted:
WHEREAS, after due and legal notice for bids, Lake County received bids for motor graders on the 22nd of October, 1962, at which time five bids were received; and
WHEREAS, because of the facilities for repair and the proven stability of the machines, the Board of County Commissioners has determined that the bid of Jos. L. Rozier for the sale of a motor grade: One new caterpillar #112 Motor Grader, Series E, 85 hp, tandem drive, 12’ blade, 13:00 x 24 8 ply front and rear tires, 24 volt direct electric starting system, oil clutch, hyd. steering booster, fully enclosed cab w/doors and glass and tool kit, is the lowest and best bid of the bids received;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida that the bid of Jos. L. Rozier for one Motor Grader, above particularly described, be accepted as the motor grader with the lowest price with the best grade to suit the particular circumstances for which the same is required.
purchase of hot mix asphalt
Notice having been advertised for the purchase of ten thousand tons of hot mix asphalt, in accordance with State Road Department specifications, the following bids were received:
Basic Asphalt Corp. – Lockhart
Price F.O.B. to destination points in Lake County $9.00 per ton
Pav-A-Way Corp. – Lakeland
Type II asphaltic concrete 1200# stability $7.00 per ton
Type II asphaltic concrete 2000# stability $7.20 per ton
Type I asphaltic concrete $7.35 per ton
Cold Mix – five aggregate type $7.25 per ton
Cold Mix – coarse $7.50 per ton
Prices, F.O. B. Plant on SR 44 near Lisbon
Motion by Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, that Lake County purchase Hot Mix Asphalt from PAV-A-WAY CORPORATION while its Plant is located on SR 44 near Lisbon, and when the Plant is moved, purchase from Basic Asphalt Company, as its bid is comparable.
surfacing eudora road, park place, AND PARKING LOT AT AGRICULTURAL CENTER
Notice having been advertised for surfacing Eudora Road and Park Place in and near Sylvan Shores and the Parking Lot at the Agricultural Center, the following bid was received:
PAV-A-WAY CORPORATION – Lakeland
Price $0.55 per square yard, with discount 5¢ per ton.
Motion by Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that the Contract for surfacing the above roads and parking lot at the price of $0.55 per square yard, with discount 5¢ per ton, be awarded to Pav-A-Way Corporation of Lakeland, Florida.
advertising for purchase of trucks for district five
Commr. Babb stated he needs a new half-ton pick-up truck and wants to trade in a 1959 International truck. He also wants to buy two heavy duty dump trucks and trade in GMC trucks. Would like to advertise for bids to be taken at the second meeting in November, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to advertise for bids on the trucks for District Five.
Deed from B. C. Dodd to Lake County conveying E 25 feet of that part of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 lying South of Highway 561 in Section 4-24-25 was given to Commr. Cowart to have a deed of correction prepared.
sr s–433 – section 11580, job 2602
Mr. Duncan presented deed from Lake County to the State Road Department transferring title for right of way on the above described road, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute the deed.
Motion by Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that the following Resolution be adopted:
WHEREAS, the State Road Department of Florida has established location for that part of State Road S-433 designated as Section 11580, Job 2602, and proposes to construct and maintain the same as a part of its Secondary Road program; and WHEREAS, Lake County is vested with all right of way required for said road;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County does hereby affirm that it is vested with all of the required right of way for said portion of said State Road, to wit:
All that part of the following tracts of land:
W 1/2 of SE 1/4; W 1/2 of NE 1/4 in Sec. 31, Tp. 19 S., R. 29 E; SW 1/4 of SE 1/4; SE 1/4 of SW 1/4; NE 1/4 of SW 1/4; NW 1/4, all in Sec. 30, Tp. 19 S., R. 29 E.,
Lying within 100 feet on each side of (aggregating 200 feet) the following described centerline: BEGIN on the South line of Sec. 31, Tp. 19 S., R. 29 E., at a point 2287.12 feet West of the Southeast corner thereof and run North 00°49’20” West, 4,447.23 feet to the beginning of a curve concave to the Southwesterly and having a radius of 2864.93 feet; thence along said curve through a central angle of 17°02’02” a distance of 851.70 feet to the North line of said Sec. 31 (South line of 17°02’02” a distance of 851.70 feet to the North line of said Sec. 31 (South line of Sec. 30, said Tp. And Range), at a point 229.32 feet East of the Northwest corner of the NE 1/4 of said Section 31 (SW corner of the SE 1/4 of said Sec. 30); thence continue along said curve through a central angle of 12°40’28” a distance of 633.72 feet to the end of said curve; thence North 30°31’50” West, 3915.68 feet to the center line of State Road 46, and the end of this survey line description.
STATE ROAD DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA
DIVISION OF RIGHTS OF WAY
DESCRIPTION APPROVED OCTOBER 17, 1962 BY A.F.B.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution be forwarded forthwith to the State Road Department at Tallahassee, Florida.
quit claim deed from b. e. middleton, et UX TO lake county
Mr. Duncan presented this deed pertaining to Lot 3 in Block 2 of May’s Subdivision, and a deed from Lake County to Middleton, et ux re this property. Mr. Duncan asked that the County execute the deed in order to straighten the title on the property which is in Mascotte. He also presented a Resolution re this matter, WHEREUPON, on motion by Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, application has been made to the Board of County Commissioners, Lake County, Florida, for a Quit Claim Deed to that portion of Lot 3, Block 2, of O. F. May’s Subdivision, in the Town of Mascotte, Lake County, Florida, lying west of the right of way of that section of State Road No. 33 running from State Road No. 50 Northward to intersect with the main highway of said Road No. 33, at the “Y” North of Mascotte, Florida (which is designated as “Leesburg Road” and Sunset Avenue on Map of O. F. May’s Subdivision Mascotte, Florida, as recorded in Plat Book 5, page 37, public records of Lake County, Florida), presently owned by B. E. Middleton and Mary Middleton, his wife, of Mascotte, Lake County, Florida; and
WHEREAS, it appears that on July 14, 1926, one Mrs. A. A. Thompson, a widow, executed and delivered to Lake County, Florida, a deed conveying a certain right of way, described therein as follows:
“A strip or parcel of land along the East side of Lot 3, Block 2, of O. F. May’s Subdivision, said strip of land together with the existing highway being a total width of ___ feet on the West and adjoining the center line of a highway as now located by the Lake County Engineers and to be constructed by said Lake County,”
WHEREAS, it appears that the omission of the footage in said deed left the said road without a clearly defined West right of way line and thereby causing the title to said Lot 3, Block 2, to be clouded and uninsurable; and
WHEREAS, in order to correct such omission and thereby render the title to said lot insurable as well as to perfect title to said road right of way held by Lake County, Florida, it is necessary that deed from Lake County to the present owners relinquishing all rights under the erroneous description, and deed from the present owners to Lake County showing a correct delineation of the West right of way line of said road, be exchanged; and
WHEREAS, the present owners of said lot have tendered to Lake County a deed conveying that part of said Lot 3, Block 2, O. F. May’s Subdivision, Mascotte, Florida, conveying to Lake County that part of said Lot 3, if any, lying within 30 feet West of the centerline of said Road, and they are, therefore, entitled to have a re-conveyance by Quit Claim Deed for Lake County;
IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
1. That the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, accept the deed as tendered to them by B. E. Middleton and Mary Middleton, his wife, conveying that portion of Lot 3, Block 2, O. F. May’s Subdivision, Mascotte, Florida, lying within 30 feet West of the centerline of that certain section of Road No. 33 (known as the “Leesburg Road” and also as Sunset Avenue) in Mascotte, Florida, and that the Board of County Commissioners cause to be executed and delivered to B. E. Middleton and Mary Middleton, his wife, a Quit Claim deed covering said lot described as follows, to-wit:
“A strip or parcel of land along the East side of Lot 3, Block 2, of O. F. May’s Subdivision, said strip of land together with the existing highway being a total width of ___ feet on the West and adjoining the center line of a highway as now located by the Lake County Engineers and to be constructed by said Lake County.”
PASSED by the unanimous vote of the Board of County Commissioners, Lake County, Florida, at its special meeting held at the Lake County Courthouse in the City of Tavares, Lake County, Florida, this 22nd day of October A.D. 1962.
sr s-478, section 11686-3601 (2601 (srd no. 65) - utility resolution
Motion by Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, that the following Resolution be 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. S-478 Section 11686-3601 (2601); 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 said 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: Florida Telephone Corporation
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.
APPROVED this 22nd day of October 1962.
OHM. Simpson (SEAL)
ATTEST: Frank E. Owens
Clerk of Circuit Court of
Lake County, Florida, and
Ex Officio Clerk of Board of
County Commissioners of said
(Official Seal) County.
By: Florence Robertson
discussion on brit grove road
Mr. Simpson advised the Board that Mr. Broadcheck refused to sign the deed because we have not given him anything in writing that we would give him the clay. Mr. Simpson stated we agreed to give him the clay and he to put it on the land. Now he wants us to put it down and spread it.
Motion by Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, that C. B. Treadway be appointed an appraiser to appraise the property that borders on Dead River on the West and on a canal on the North connecting with Lake Eustis – in Section 24, Township 19 South, Range 25 East.
insurance bids considered
Mr. Duncan read the Notice to Bidders. Mr. Theus read a copy of a letter he wrote Mr. Larson, Treasurer, and also Mr. Larson’s reply re: the Board’s rights.
Discussion on the letters – Mr. Theus said there are plenty of good companies that do not have a 5-plus rating. He thinks the Board should re-advertise. Mr. Simpson stated the reason we advertised we thought it was the best way. Mr. Duncan stated we still have the right to accept the lowest and best bid. After discussion on the bids was submitted, Commr. Dykes moved that the bid of Lake County Insurers Board Inc., be accepted across the Board and on a one year basis. Motion was seconded by Commr. Babb and unanimously carried.
Motion by Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried that the policy be made as of the first day of November 1962 and that all present policies be cancelled in favor of Lake County. Mr. Theus thinks next year, or any other time, we should leave a little more wide open. Other Board members agreed to this. Mr. Ostrander, being present during the opening of the bids, stated at the time we came to the Board it was our primary motive to put the insurance on a firm basis. It was not our intention to prohibit anyone from bidding.
PROPOSED ROADS TO BE BUILT DURING THE NEXT YEAR
R. H. Corn appeared before the Board re this matter. The Board advised him that they do not know of anything at present.
unsightly equipment on property at intersection of u. s. 27 & sr 48
Clyde Harrington came to the Board and complained about the unsightly cluttering up of this property. Gas pumps have been installed, he thinks by Jim Rutland. Francis Grey is the owner of the property. The Zoning Board is looking into this and Mr. Dykes said he would check with Bob Webb, Zoning Director.
Motion by Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, that Clerk Owens be authorized to notify the Zoning Board to look into this matter and if the party is violating the law, have the Sheriff to advise him to move the equipment.
invitation to breakfast at waterman hospital
An invitation to breakfast at Waterman Hospital on Wednesday October 24th at 8 a.m. was read by Mrs. Robertson. She was instructed to notify Mr. Mead that three of the Board members have previous engagements, but could come on Monday, November 5th at 8 a.m.
Commr. Dykes stated that the Historical Society has requested that they be allowed to have the yard around the building cleaned and some trees pruned at an approximate cost of $88. Motion by Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, that the Historical Society be authorized to have the work done not to exceed a cost of $88.
Confederate pensioners approved as follows:
Mrs. Lenora Haier, Star Route, c/o Archie T. Fort, Eustis
Mrs. Nonie Gray, P. O. Box 241, Mascotte
Mrs. Betty Smith, 128 Indiana Avenue, Leesburg
Commr. Dykes advised the Board that he has had complaints from people having parties at Summerall Park about an obnoxious character – a Mr. Smith – who comes to the parties uninvited and he would like to know what to do about it. The Board suggested that the Sheriff be asked to talk to the party and advise him to refrain from joining private or public parties being held at the Park.
abandonment of railroad track umatilla-altoona
Letter from J. L. Kennedy, Superintendent ACL RR Company, was read in part as follows:
“The Interstate Commerce Commission has issued Finance Docket No. 22129, authorizing the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company to abandon the tracks between Umatilla and Altoona, Florida, effective November 6, 1962.
The line to be abandoned is a distance of 2.53 miles beginning 3,210 feet north of Mile Post SC-820, or 2,505 feet north of the ACL Depot at Umatilla and extending to the end of the line at Altoona. The line will be broken on the south end of the portion of track to be abandoned on November 6, 1962, and after that date we will not have any service on this line.”
Commr. Babb stated he wants to purchase the right of way to be abandoned, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company has been authorized by the Interstate Commerce Commission to abandon railroad traffic between Umatilla, Florida and Altoona, Florida, effective November 6, 1962; and
WHEREAS, the location of the right of way for said railroad is suitable for the location of a right of way for State Road 19 when and as it is improved;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that Lake County, through its proper officials, negotiate with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company for the purpose of acquiring such title as is held by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company for the railroad right of way extending from Umatilla to Altoona, Florida.
Mr. Theus suggested that Bob Webb be notified to take this car to Leesburg and park it in his yard on November third or fourth in order that the new Engineer may pick it up Monday, November 5th, when he begins work for Lake County.
There being no further business on motion of Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the meeting adjourned.
/s/ Frank E. Owens /s/ O. M. Simpson