MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – JUNE 10, 1963
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, June 10, 1965, at 10:00 a.m. with the following present: Chairman Dykes; Commrs. Theus, Cowart, Livingston, and Babb; Clerk Owens; Attorney Duncan; Engineer Hays; and Zoning Director Webb.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman.
The invocation was given by Mr. Theus.
A motion was made by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Livingston, and carried, that the following changes be made to the present indigent list:
DISTRICT NO. 1 – ADD – Mrs. Vivian Hicks for John Hicks, 902 Webster St. ` Leesburg, Florida – 1 month ONLY - $40.00
DISTRICT NO. 2 – NO CHANGE
DISTRICT NO. 3 – NO CHANGE
DISTRICT NO. 4 – NO CHANGE
DISTRICT NO. 5 – NO CHANGE
LAKE MEMORIAL NURSING HOME
A motion was made by Commrs. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart, and carried, that when a vacancy occurs from a paying patient, the vacancy is to be replaced by a welfare patient. The paying patients are not to be removed unless by voluntary move or expiration.
Clerk Owens submitted a copy of a letter he wrote to Mrs. Farnum requesting a corrected deed for the right of way and also inviting her to this meeting. Clerk Owens also submitted a card from Mrs. Farnum stating that she is now in Missouri and cannot attend this meeting.
Commr. Babb submitted a right of way deed from H. E. Murphey and Jean Murphey, however, the Board instructed the Clerk to hold the deed until a corrected deed is received from Mrs. Farnum.
ISSUANCE OF DUPLICATE TAX CERTIFICATE
The application of A. B. Broyles for duplicate tax certificates as follows was approved by the Board on motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb:
Certificate No. 89 dated June 1, 1962 in the sum of $24.61 covering W ½ of E ½ of NW ¼ of NE ¼ of Section 34, Twp. 22 S, Range 25 E.
LICENSE FOR CARRYING FIREARM
Bond for carrying firearm of John W. Booth with G.G. Oldham, Jr., and John F. Cherry as sureties for carrying pistol made by Smith & Wesson of 38 calibre and numbered C 585357, was approved by the Board.
VEHICLE SEIZED BEVERAGE LAW VIOLATION
A letter from Eustis Body & Welding Works was submitted, advising that a 1948 Chevrolet truck has been stored with them since April 1959 and that the accumulated storage charges are $212.00. A copy of this notice has been furnished for the Attorney and he is checking into this and will have the car moved.
SMALL CLAIMS COURT
On the motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart, and carried, the Small Claims Court was authorized to purchase two docket books from General Office Equipment Company for $149.50.
On the motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart, and carried, the Attorney was instructed to acquire certified copies of bills affecting Lake County that have been passed in this session of the Legislature.
Mr. Howell C. Hopson, Architect, appeared before the Board with reference to liability coverage while the remodeling of the Courthouse is going on. After discussion, Mr. Hopson was instructed to require bidders to carry $100,000/$300,000 liability limits.
EXCHANGE OF PROPERTY WITH OTTO NIELSEN
On the motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb, and carried, the Attorney was instructed to start proceedings to negotiate the exchange of this property, provided Mr. Nielsen is willing to bear the expense of the exchange.
SECURING RIGHT OF WAY
The Engineer filed a preliminary letter for acquiring right of way, which was approved by the Board.
BODY FOR PRISONER TRUCK
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Livingston, the Engineer was authorized to accept the lowest and best bid under $1,000.00 for body for prisoner truck for Bill Young.
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
The Zoning Director appeared and submitted a resolution adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission; WHEREUPON, on the motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston, and carried, the resolution was denied.
On the motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart, and carried, the County Engineer was appointed a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission in an advisory capacity.
RECESS AND REASSEMBLY
The Board recessed for lunch at 12:00 noon and reassembled at 1:30 p.m. to take up the remaining items of business.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT REGULATIONS
On the motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb, and carried, resolution as adopted on April 1, 1963, recorded in Minute Book 19, Page 319, pertaining to plats was rescinded.
A motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston, and carried, that the County abide by the Individual Sewage Disposal and plat regulations as provided by the Florida State Board of Health prior to July 1, 1962.
Admiral C. E. Aldrich, USN Retired, and Capt. Don Drake appeared before the Board and gave an outline of a civil defense program for Lake County. Motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Livingston, and carried, that the Clerk be instructed to set up $6,000.00 in the 1963-64 budget for a civil defense program.
AUXILIARY HEALTH CENTER – CLERMONT
Mr. Johnson of the City of Clermont appeared and discussion followed regarding the site of the Auxiliary Health Center. Motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston, and carried, that Dr. Hall request from the State Board of Health an additional $3,000.00 as soon as the amount is determined from the 1963 tax roll.
Mr. Johnson extended dinner invitation to the Board on behalf of the City of Clermont at the Citrus Tower for July 1st at 6:00 p.m.
BOAT RAMP SUN EDEN SUBDIVISION
A letter from C. A. Johnson was submitted advising that Mr. Ralph E. Roper has not complied with resolution adopted by the Board on March 4, 1963 and recorded in Minutes Book 19, Page 296, requiring the removal of boat ramp at the end of lakeside Drive on Lake Harris. On recommendation of the Attorney, Mr. Cowart said he would see Mr. Roper personally.
T. B. HOSPITAL PATIENTS
Clerk Owens stated we have notices from the T. B. Hospital that the following patients have been discharged:
Kinzie Mitchell – with medical advice
Joe Perry Wilds – with medical advice
Nancy Coble – with medical advice
Alvia Morris Kirksey – against medical advice
The Clerk was instructed to check with Dr. Hall regarding Kirksey’s condition.
CLOSING OF ROADS
A letter from O. J. Priebe and Mary Priebe withdrawing their objections to the closing of street in Lake Crescent View Development was read and filed. Petition to close said street and proof of publication of Notice of Hearing having been filed previously, motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, a Petition was presented to this Board by persons purporting to be the owners of certain lands abutting on a certain public road delineated on recorded plats in Lake County, Florida, hereinafter described, and
WHEREAS, said Petition requested this Board to close, vacate, abandon, and discontinue said public road, and
WHEREAS, this Board adopted a resolution calling a public hearing to determine the advisability of closing, vacating, abandoning, and discontinuing such public road to be held in the County Commissioners’ Room in the Lake County Courthouse at Tavares, Florida, at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 1963, and
WHEREAS, notice of such hearing was published in accordance with the law at the expense of the Petitioners, Carl F. Myers and his wife Frances R. Myers, and
WHEREAS, hearing has been held in accordance with such resolution, notice and the law pertaining thereto, and
WHEREAS, this Board has determined that said public road should be closed, vacated, abandoned, and discontinued and any right of Lake County and the public in and to any lands delineated on said recorded plats as said public road should be renounced and disclaimed, it is therefore
RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, as follows:
1. That the public road delineated on certain recorded plats appearing in the public records of Lake County, Florida, described as follows:
Platted public road lying West of Lot 16A as represented on Plat of LAKE CRESCENT VIEW DEVELOPMENT filed 6/1/59 and recorded in Plat Book 14, page 62, Public Records of Lake County, Florida; and Platted public road lying East of Tract 3 of Section 11, Township 23 South, Range 25 East, as represented on Plat of Clermont Farms, filed 1/4/22 and recorded in Plat Book 5, page 59, Public Records of Lake County, Florida, for a distance from the South boundary of Lot 16A as represented on the Plat of Lake Crescent View Development North to the Northern boundary of said Tract 3
be and the same is hereby closed, vacated, abandoned, and discontinued and any right of Lake County or the public in and to said public road, or in and to the land delineated on the aforesaid recorded plats as said public road, is hereby renounced and disclaimed.
2. That a copy of this Resolution be signed by the Chairman of this Board, attested by the Clerk of this Board, and that the seal of this Board be affixed thereto, and the same furnished to the Petitioners for recording in the Public Records of Lake County Florida.
3. That notice of the adoption of this Resolution be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in Lake County, Florida, within 30 days from the date hereof at the expense of Petitioners.
RESOLUTION RECORDED O. R. BOOK 239 PAGE 314 – 318
MILEPOST 814 – CLERGROVE PROPERTY
Mr. Duncan was instructed to write Mr. J. L. Kennedy, Superintendent, Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad with reference to removal of tool shed situated near this crossing.
Motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston, and carried, that the following bills be paid:
GENERAL REVENUE FUND - Voucher Nos. 1149 – 1338
ROAD & BRIDGE FUND - 784 – 927
FINE & FORFEITURE - 112 – 131
MOSQUITO CONTROL STATE #2 - 57 – 63
CAPITAL OUTLAY RESERVE - Agricultural Bldg. – 14
FOLLOWING LETTER AND REPORTS FILED WITH THE BOARD:
Copy of letter from Judge Fussell to E. C. Rowell
Print of approved Typical Section Job No. 11640-3606, SR S-468 East to SR S-44-A
Report from Lake County Welfare Department
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 4:00 o’clock P.M.