MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – april 8, 1963
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 8, 1963, at ten o’clock A.M. in the County Commissioners’ room in the Courthouse at Tavares, with the following present: Chairman Dykes, Commrs. Theus, Cowart, Livingston, and Babb; Attorney Duncan, Clerk Owens, Engineer Hays, and Zoning Director Webb.
The Board was called to order by the Chairman Simpson.
Mr. Theus gave the invocation.
Motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Cowart, and carried that the following changes be made to the present indigent list:
DISTRICT NO. 1 – No change
2 – No change
3 – No change
4 – DELETE – John Johnson, 1413 Grandview St., Mount Dora
Zeanie Butler, c/o Mrs. Paul McDonald, PO Box 225, Sorrento - $30.00
5 – No change
springs bath & yacht club
Mr. Martin Granholm appeared before the Board and said he is representing the group of home owners who are present from the Springs Bath & Yacht Club, Yalaha, and who are requesting maintenance by the County of the circle drive in this subdivision. The drive is 1-1/4 miles long and 24 feet wide. Discussion on this, after which Mr. Cowart advised Mr. Granholm he would meet with his group this afternoon and discuss this matter more thoroughly to determine the cost of rebuilding this road.
Mrs. Zelma Sowinski appeared before the Board and wanted to know what could be done about advertising signs obstructing her place of business on Alt. 441. The Zoning Director said he had talked with Mrs. Sowinski about this and that he had advised her to bargain with the people who own the sign, that the signs are not in violation of the zoning laws. In view of this information, the Chairman advised Mrs. Sowinski there is nothing the Board can do in regard to this matter.
health department regulation
Mr. Marvin Folsom was present and requested information regarding the new health department regulation. Mr. Duncan stated he had written to Jacksonville, but had heard nothing from them. Mr. Duncan was instructed to contact Dr. Hall to find out if he has heard from Jacksonville, and, if not, for them to call Jacksonville and report back to the Board during the day.
After lunch, Mr. Duncan and Dr. Hall telephoned Jacksonville and reported that the State office has received Mr. Duncan’s letter and reply to same would be forthcoming. Dr. Hall said they want more time to consider the recommendations sent to them and would like to send a representative to appear before this Board. The Board decided that no action would be taken until the reply is received from the State Board of Health at which time a special meeting will be called.
mount plymouth manor, inc.
Mr. Leo Mark appeared before the Board regarding County maintenance of roads in this subdivision. Discussion followed. Mr. Duncan was instructed to write Mr. Mark stating the Board’s position in this matter.
doug igou property
Doug Igou again appeared before the Board and asked what had been done about establishing property lines on SR 439 between SR 42 and SR 44. Mr. Duncan said in his opinion a complete survey should be made, and he suggested that the surveyors meet with him regarding the preparation of proposed act to establish permanent corners and markers. Mr. Hays stated that he would write to Pinellas, Marion and Orange Counties for information on their programs for establishing permanent markers.
altman bros. iron works
Clerk Owens read copy of a letter from Altman Bros. Iron Works to the SRD regarding legal boundary lines of their property. This letter with sketch attached was referred to Mr. Duncan for handling.
Mr. Paul Reed appeared before the Board and said the present air conditioner in his department is inadequate. He explained the unit necessary to cool his offices; whereupon, motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart, and carried that Paul Reed be authorized to secure three bids, including installation, for an air conditioner suitable to his office. Also, that when the bids are received he is to contact Mr. Owens and the low bid will be accepted.
Job 11501-3601 – sinclair avenue in tavares
Clerk Owens stated we have notice from the SRD that resurfacing of Sinclair Avenue between Ruby Street and SR 19 in Tavares is completed and has been returned to the County and/or City of Tavares for maintenance on March 26, 1963; whereupon, motion was made by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb, and carried that the following resolution be adopted:
Whereas, the State Road Department has completed the rebuilding and resurfacing of Sinclair Avenue in Tavares, Florida, between Ruby Street and State Road 19, and construction thereof by the contractor has been accepted by the State Road Department, and
Whereas, the State Road Department, by “Notice of Beginning and Completion of Construction” pertaining to said street, has “returned to County and/or City of Tavares for Maintenance on March 26, 1963” said street, and
Whereas, said street is wholly within the City Limits of the City of Tavares, and is directly within the jurisdiction of said City;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the maintenance of Sinclair Avenue in Tavares, Florida, between Ruby Street and State Road 19 is returned to and turned over to the City of Tavares, for maintenance as of March 26, 1963, the date maintenance thereof was released by the State Road Department.
health department surplus junk
Clerk Owens read a letter from Dr. Hall requesting approval of the Board to sell surplus junk now stored on the airport property; whereupon, motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston, and carried that the following resolution be adopted:
Whereas, the Lake County Health Department has been requested by the City of Leesburg to clear from the Airport property all equipment stationed on said Airport (located between Tavares and Leesburg), and
Whereas, the Lake County Health Department has advised the Board of County Commissioners that it has no further use for said equipment, part of which is “junk”, and has no other place to store the same, and
Whereas, it has been determined by the Board of County Commissioners that said equipment should be disposed of as surplus;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that all equipment and “junk” stored on the Airport property, owned by the City of Leesburg, be and the same is hereby declared as surplus, and that a Notice to Bidders be published by the Board, advertising said property for sale, and that the same be sold to the highest and best bidder, reserving, however, the right to refuse any and all bids.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Mrs. Mildred H. Waits requesting information regarding leasing the Lake County Nursing Home. The Clerk was instructed to write Mrs. Waits that the nursing home is not for lease.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Howell C. Hopson, Architect, advising that the unfinished items at the Juvenile Shelter previously referred to had been completed. Mr. Owens said he would so advise Mr. Slaughter.
planning & zoning directors
Letter from the State Association of County Planning & Zoning Directors was read by the Clerk advising that the State Association conference will be held in Tampa on May 16, 17 and 18, 1963. Motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb, and carried that Bob Webb, Richard Gardner and Harvey J. Hampton, III, be authorized to attend this conference.
revocation of good time
Letter from Sheriff Willis V. McCall was read by the Clerk advising that Samuel Mouzone, who was sentenced February 13 on three traffic violations, refused to work and requested that his accumulated five days good time be disallowed. Clerk Owens was authorized to advise the Sheriff that the Board concurs in this.
city of clermont
Clerk Owens read a letter from the City of Clermont regarding pond in the center of Clermont which is a breeding ground for insects. Chairman Dykes stated he would contact the Mayor regarding this matter.
county service officer
Clerk Owens said we have a request from the County Service Officer for an additional file cabinet in his office, together with three bids as follows:
SOUTHERN PRINTING CO. – Eustis, FL.
No. 4406 Y & E 4-drawer legal file $100.00
Your price, FOB Tavares $85.00
No. 4406 L Y & E 4-drawer legal file, lock $115.25
Your price, FOB Tavares $97.96
LEESBURG TYPEWRITER SERVICE – Leesburg, FL
1 Legal File $100.75
Less 15 percent $15.11__
SIMONS OFFICE EQUIPMENT – Leesburg, FL
1 Bentson 4-Drawer File Cabinet Legal
Gray in Color #706 $98.75
Motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston, and carried that the bid of Southern Printing Company for one No. 4406 Y & E 4-drawer legal file cabinet, price $85.00, be accepted.
new trucks for districts no. 1 and 4
Motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Theus, that the Clerk be authorized to advertise for one new dump truck for District No. 1 and one new dump truck for District No. 4. Bids to be received May 13 at ten o’clock A.M.
Meeting adjourned for lunch until 1:30 P.M.
Meeting reconvened at 1:30 P.M. Board called to order by the Chairman.
Request from W. A. Milton, Jr., County Judge, together with following bids on six (6) file cabinets:
SIMONS OFFICE EQUIPMENT – Leesburg
6 Watson Files #5103-111 Tan Finish
Brush Bronze Hardware #25 110.96 ea. Total $665.76
GEORGE STUART, INC., - Orlando
6 Watson File Cabinets Grade A,
Model 5103, Color #111 Tan, Brushed
Bronze No. 25 Hardware, Drawer Legal
Size, No locks, Full suspension arms 112.00 ea. Total $672.00
SOUTHERN PRINTING CO. – Eustis
6 No. 5103 tan 5-drawer filing cabinets Total $705.00
BOWEN SUPPLY COMPANY – Plant City
6 #5103 Watson Grade A, legal file
#111 tan color, #25 bronze hardware 122.74 ea. Total $736.44
GENERAL OFFICE EQUIPMENT – Tallahassee
6 Watson No. 5103 files 126.00 ea.
DOTHEROW OFFICE SUPPLY CO. – Orlando
Six (6) Watson File Cabinets,
Grade A, Model #5103, color #111 tan,
Hardware Brushed Bronze #25, Drawer Legal
Size, no locks full suspension arms 124.00 ea. Total $744.00
BISHOP OFFICE QUIP. CO., INC. – Orlando
6 No. 5103 Watson File Cabinets,
Grade A, Color No. 111 Tan, Hardware
No. 25 Brushed Bronze Total $757.00
LEESBURG TYPEWRITER SERVICE – Leesburg
Six (6) Watson File Cabinets, Grade A,
Model #5103, #111 Tan Color, Brushed
Bronze #25 Hardware, Legal Size, No locks,
Full suspension arms Total $757.20
H & W B DREW COMPANY – Jacksonville
6 Watson file cabinets #5103
Legal Size, 5 drawer w/o locks 129.00 ea.
If color #111 Tan is not standard, add 9.25 ea.
Motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus, that the County Judge be authorized to purchase six Watson file cabinets from Simons Office Equipment for a total price of $665.76.
Judge Milton said he had notice from the Southeast Division of Psychology Society that a conference will be held at Miami Beach on April 25, 26 and 27 and he would like for Mrs. Seiler to attend this meeting. Motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart, and carried, that Mrs. Seiler be allowed to attend the conference in Miami Beach on April 25, 26 and 27 and that her expenses are not to exceed $75.00.
Clerk Owens said Mrs. Florence Robertson was entitled to two weeks vacation and would like to draw additional money to take care of this. Motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb, that the Clerk be authorized to draw additional $241.00 to pay Mrs. Robertson for two weeks vacation.
Applications for rezoning were filed by Robert S. Webb, Zoning Director. Motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb, and carried that the following resolution be adopted:
Whereas, the Lake County Planning and Zoning Commission did, on the 28th day of March, 1963, after due notice of the hearing, review applications for changes and revisions of the zoning of certain areas in Lake County, and did approve certain changes as requested in the particular applications hereinafter set forth, subject to approval by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County; and the Board of County Commissioners having reviewed said applications and the recommendations of the Lake County Planning and Zoning Commission;
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the Zoning Rules and Regulations of Lake County be altered and amended as they pertain to the following tracts of land to the classification designated after each description:
1. The West 1045.25 feet of the East 1254 feet of the Southwest Quarter of Southeast Quarter; and the North 902.5 feet of the East 208.75 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, all in Section 21, Township 19 South, Range 27 East, in Lake County, Florida, now classified and zoned as A (Agriculture) be, and the same is hereby amended, changed, and rezoned to Classification R-1 (Residential).
2. Lot 10 in Block A, less the North 461.55 feet thereof, and also less that part conveyed to the State Road Department of the State of Florida for road right of way, according to the Plat of Frank and Fannie Polak Subdivision, which Plat is recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida, in Plat Book 5, page 31, now classified and zoned as C-1 (Commercial) be granted a variance to permit the erection of a sign to be placed closer than 1000 feet to another off-site sign, said sign to be 10 feet x 32 feet in size.
application for zoning
Bob Webb presented two applications for zoning for the purpose of bringing the property involved under the jurisdiction of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Mr. Duncan said we will have to advertise for hearing at the second meeting in May; whereupon, on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus, and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to publish the Notice of Hearing for 2:30 o’clock P.M., May 13, 1963.
Bob Webb said Mr. D. O. Coddell wants to record application for Building Permit. Mr. Duncan said that it will be necessary for an affidavit to be attached before recording and he told Webb he would write the affidavit and Webb could get the owner to sign same.
Motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb, and carried that the attorney go to Tallahassee to attend to the new legislative matters that pertain to Lake County and that his expenses be paid for not more than one week.
Mr. Duncan said he would get the Attorney General’s opinion on Special Act for Psychiatric Holding Facility or Mental Ward at the Eustis Hospital.
Judge Milton appeared before the Board and presented copy of proposed bill the County Judges throughout the State are interested in getting passed through the Legislature this session. Judge Milton explained he is in favor of the bill; however, at this time he would like an amendment drawn up to this bill omitting Lake County from the bill. Motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston, and carried that the Attorney prepare the necessary amendment omitting Lake County from the act.
bid aluminum pipe
At two o’clock P.M., notice having been advertised for aluminum pipe, the following bids were received:
REFER TO THE TABLE ON PAGES 327 AND 328 IN MINUTE BOOK 19
Motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb, and carried that the bids be turned over to the County Engineer for his study and recommendation to the Board.
bid bookkeeping machine
Notice having been advertised for bookkeeping machine for the Clerk’s office, the following bid was received:
THE NATIONAL CASH REGISTER COMPANY – Orlando
One National Cash Register Class 33-1888-10(22) SP 10/16 6RD $10,110.00
Less Government Discount $793.63___
The above machine meets and exceeds advertised specifications.
Motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb, and carried that the bid of National Cash Register Company for one bookkeeping machine for $9,316.37 be accepted, and that the Clerk be authorized to transfer $10,000.00 from the Contingency Item in General Revenue Fund to Item #811 to purchase this machine.
mosquito control building
Mr. Fred Tanner appeared before the Board and stated that he and the Engineer have prepared the plans and specs for the new Mosquito Control Building and they are ready to advertise for bids. Mr. Hays presented the plans to the Board and after discussion regarding same, motion was made by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb, and carried that the Clerk be authorized to advertise for bids to be received May 13, at two o’clock P.M.
metal doors at juvenile home
Mr. Hays said he has inspected the metal doors at the Juvenile Home and they are not suitable for the Mosquito Control Building. He recommended that they be auctioned off along with other Mosquito Control items in the near future. Whereupon, motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried that the metal doors not used at the Juvenile Shelter be sold, and the Clerk was authorized to advertise for bids.
bids on road in district no. 1
Engineer Hays came before the Board and said he has reviewed the bids received on April 1, 1963, for resurfacing various roads in District No. 1 and finds that no specified time for completing the work was included in the Notice and it is his opinion the bids should be refused and we should re-advertise giving specified time for the work to be completed. Whereupon, motion was made by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Livingston, and carried that the Clerk be authorized to notify the bidders that the bids have been rejected and the Board will re-advertise for bids. New bids to be received May 6, at ten o’clock A.M.
bids on truck for bill young
Engineer Hays stated he has checked the truck body at the Mosquito Control and it is not large enough for Bill Young to haul the prisoners in. He has checked with the dealers and discussed the specifications with them and none of them can supply the necessary body required. He suggested we advertise for flatbed truck and have the body built. This recommendation was concurred in by the Board and the Engineer was instructed to prepare the spec accordingly.
county parking lot next to pioneer building
Mr. Hays said he has had several complaints about the narrow parking spaces in the parking lot and he would like to re-plot the lot, changing the spaces to angle parking. Mr. Hays was authorized to re-plot this lot in order that better parking facilities will be available.
sun eden subdivision
Mr. Hays reported he has written to Mr. David C. Gray advising that the cost of improving road in this subdivision would be approximately $500.00. Copy of letter to Mr. Gray filed.
golden heights subdivision
Mr. Hays reported that Harry Meilke had called him regarding roads in Golden Heights Subdivision that do not pass the specifications. He would like to know if the County could resurface the roads to specifications and let him reimburse the County for this work. After discussion, it was decided that Mr. Hays and Mr. Meilke were to meet with Mr. Duncan on this matter, and try to arrive at some conclusion.
industrial & tourism commission
Mr. Cowart said he has appointed Mr. Jasper J. Wolfe, Howey, and Mr. James E. Boast, Sr., Leesburg, to the Industrial and Tourism Commission.
right of way between clermont and minneola along seaboard air line r. r.
Discussion on this and letter from the Seaboard to William W. Boyd with drawing attached filed. Mr. Duncan to run title search on this.
Clerk Owens said there was a man in the office the other day who wanted to know if there was a law requiring the County to keep vacant lots cleaned off. The Zoning Director stated there is no such law. No action taken on this.
Motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried that the action of the Chairman and Clerk in approving the applications of Coy Leon Strickland and Maude Laverne Ashmore to the T. B. Hospital be approved.
Motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, that the following vouchers be approved:
GENERAL REVENUE FUND 962 – 1148
ROAD & BRIDGE 660 – 783
FINE & FORFEITURE 87 – 111
STATE 2 – MOSQUITO CONTROL 50 – 55
BOND INTEREST & SINKING
County Bldgs. 2 – 3
JUVENILE DETENTION HOME 10
SOUTH LAKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 7
THE FOLLOWING LETTERS WERE FILED WITH the BOARD:
Letter from J. A. (Tar) Boyd regarding telephone bills filed.
Copy of letter from Gordon Hays to Arthur L. Day filed.
Copy of letter from C. E. Duncan to Atlantic Coast Line R. R. regarding crossing Clergrove Property filed.
Bond No. 9301-08-50 of American Surety Co. of N. Y. insuring Blance Marion Sennett for $1,000.00 was approved and filed.
Letter from Florence Robertson expressing appreciation for typewriter filed.
Copy of letter from Gordon Hays, to Peneprime regarding Peneprime Project filed.
following reports filed with the board:
Fine, Forfeitures & Costs of County Judge for March 1963 filed.
Welfare Report for March 1963 filed.