MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – february 10, 1964
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Small Claims Office in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, February 10, 1964, at 10 o’clock A.M. with the following present:
Chairman Babb; Commrs. Theus, Cowart, Dykes and Livingston; Clerk Owens; Attorney Duncan; Engineer Hays; and Zoning Director Webb.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Babb, and the invocation was given by Mr. Theus.
Mr. Owens advised the Board that Mrs. Etta Lewis, whose employment as Commodity Supervisor had been approved at the last meeting, had been advised of her employment but had now submitted her letter of resignation and regret. Mr. Owens further advised that Miss Patricia Howard had applied for the position. A motion was made by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried that Mrs. Lewis’ resignation be accepted and that the Board accept Miss Howard’s application at the same salary and travel allowance as quoted to Mrs. Lewis.
NOTICE having been advertised for bids for reconditioning of existing clay base and double surface on Cutoff Road, Nursery Road and Ice Cream Road in District 1, the following bids were received:
CARROLL CONTRACTING-READY-MIX, INC., Inverness
Price per Square Yard 48.8
J.D. MANLY CONSTRUCTION CO., Leesburg
67,353 Sq. yds. At a per square yard price of .43
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the low bid of Manly Construction Company was accepted.
Notice having been advertised for an addition to the Community Building at Ferndale, the following bids were received:
MOBLEY’S CONSTRUCTION CO. – Clermont
All labor, material and services according to specs. $1,727.00
4 Burner Frigidaire Electric Range installed 190.00
COVEN CONSTRUCTION CO. – Tavares
Lump-sum price according to plans $1,885.00
4 Burner G. E. Electric Range & Oven 170.00
A motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried that this be resubmitted for bids to be received by the Board on March 2, 1964.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the present indigent list was approved.
Attorney Duncan advised that Citrus Marketers, Inc. had previously proposed an exchange of properties of approximately equal value, and for the purpose of carrying out said proposed exchange in accordance with law, notice has been published and is now filed with the Board. A motion was made by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried that the proper officers execute the deed and that Citrus Marketers, Inc. pay the expense of the publishing notice, and a resolution was adopted for the exchange of the following described properties between Lake County and Citrus Marketers, Inc.:
GRANTORS: LAKE COUNTY
The South 18.92 feet of the North 84.92 feet of Government Lot 7, in Section 24, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, Less the West 726 feet thereof. (East of Sulen Road)
GRANTORS: CITRUS MARKETERS, INC.
The North 18.92 feet of Government Lot 7, Section 24, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, LESS the West 726 feet thereof. (East of Sulen Road)
roads – subdivisions
J. F. Sparks appeared before the Board and stated a “turn around” area was needed in Riverwood Unit No. 2 and thinks some provision should be made by the County for this “turn around;” that he is willing to give a portion of his property for this purpose. A motion was made by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried that the matter be referred to the County Engineer for recommendations.
Attorney Duncan advised the Board that J. M. Turner and wife, Lena R. Turner, had requested the Board to approve the execution of a Quit-Claim Deed for the purpose of correcting errors occurring in a former deed executed by Lake County in favor of one A. Lee French and recorded in Deed Book 182, page 376, public records of Lake County. A motion was made by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, and a resolution adopted conveying the following described property to J. M. Turner and wife, Lena R. Turner for the purpose of correcting the description appearing in the former deed above referred to:
Begin at the Southwest corner of Block 259 in Sec. 29, Tp. 19 S. R. 27E, according to the Official Plat of Mount Dora, filed 8 May 1918, and recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 27, public records of Lake County, Florida, run thence North along the East boundary of Highland Avenue, 211 feet, thence turn to the right at an angle of 91̊ 11’ and run 158.04 feet to a point 150 feet West of the East boundary of Block 259, thence turn to the right an angle of 88̊ 49’ and run South parallel to the East boundary of said Block 259, 217.35 feet to the North boundary of Fifth Avenue, thence run to the right at an angle of 93̊ 29’ and run 158.3 feet along the North boundary of Fifth Avenue to the point of beginning.
roads – subdivisions
Attorney Duncan advised that at the last meeting he presented four petitions requesting the paving of streets in Three Lakes Subdivision; Three Lakes Subdivision, First Addition; Three Lakes Subdivision, Second Addition; Three Lakes Subdivision, Third Addition; Silver Lake Park; Silver Lake Park Replat; and Forest Lake Subdivision, which were at that time turned over to the County Engineer to see if they complied with the Statute, and he has now advised that they did meet the requirements of Chapter 63-1505. A motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus, and carried that Mr. Duncan be authorized to publish notice as to the time the Board will hear objections, if any, of all interested persons to the improvement proposed in the petitions.
resolution – not classified elsewhere
Mrs. Joe Prevedel, North Lake County Heart Fund Publicity Chairman, appeared before the Board and requested that in recognition of the efforts of the Association, February be declared “Heart Month.” On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, a resolution was adopted declaring February “Heart Month” and requesting the citizens of Lake County to show their appreciation of the Heart Association by contributing liberally to the Heart Fund with their gifts and voluntary services.
A motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried that Commr. Livingston be authorized to have an appraisal made of the two lots owned by the County on the east side of Lake Joanna.
roads – state
Clerk Owens advised that he had been advised by the State Road Department that the Board’s recent request with reference to the extension of pavement on Lakeshore Drive between Tavares and Eustis at Bay Street extending the same from Bay Street easterly to Grove Street and the request for the construction of sidewalks on each side of a portion of said roadway had been received, but that the requests would require a change in the construction plans which have been completed and would delay the project for several months; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, a resolution was adopted rescinding a resolution adopted by the Board on February 3, 1964 and that the State Road Department be requested to proceed under the request as set forth in its Resolution of January 6, 1964.
Jack Dequine appeared before the Board and advised that long-range fishery research is necessary and important to Lake County and that the organization of Florida Inland Sportfishing Hosts, designated as FISH, have advocated a five-point plan and requested that such plan be approved by the Board. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, a resolution was adopted approving the long-range fish research plan of Florida Inland Sportfishing Hosts.
A motion was made by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried that the Clerk authorize Captain Young to have his crew cut down and move the large dead tree in the yard of the Juvenile Home and authorized Mr. Polhamus to employ a plumber to install nine valves under nine sinks in the children’s room so that water can be turned off in case a pipe is broken.
recess and reassembly
The Board recessed for lunch at twelve o’clock noon and reconvened at 1:30 p.m. to take up the remaining items of business.
roads – state
A delegation of Same Pyles; May of City of Leesburg; M. W. Thomas, City Manager; and Burton Brown, City Commissioner appeared before the Board to request the Board to give whatever assistance it could to cause the four-laning of State Road 25 (US 27) from Leesburg South to the intersection of State Road 19. On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, a resolution was adopted requesting the State Road Department and the Turnpike Authority to four-lane State Road 25 (US 27) from the intersection of State Road 19 and State Road 25 Northwesterly to the City of Leesburg joining the four-laning of State Road 500 (US 441) at Leesburg.
Ed Zagar, Regional Fishery Biologist of the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, appeared before the Board and gave a report on the fishery improvement work in the County. Mr. Zagar filed a Special Purpose Report to Lake County Sport Fisherman.
planning & zoning
It now being the time advertised to hold a public hearing to consider a proposed amendment to the Lake County Zoning Regulations, the Chairman called for interested persons to be heard at this time:
Amend Section IV concerning classification R-1-A as follows:
9. Mobile homes for single family occupancy, subject to the following requirements:
A. The site shall contain not less than five acres;
B. The site shall be platted as a subdivision;
C. The soil shall be suitable for septic tank operation if a public disposal system is not available.
Waitman Boram appeared before the Board and stated he felt it was unfair to require a site to contain five acres for mobile homes for single family occupancy because the majority of people that live in mobile homes cannot take care of five acres.
Zoning Director Robert S. Webb advised Mr. Boram that this requirement affects Classification R-1-A only and is really a relaxing operation rather than a more stringent one.
The Board accepted the recommendation of the Zoning and Planning Commission, and on a motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, a resolution was adopted amending the Lake County Zoning Regulations as above, and the resolution was declared effective this date.
On the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission, a resolution was adopted on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried approving the following described changes to the Lake County Zoning regulations:
1. South 254.22 feet of the E ¼ of NW ¼ of SW ¼ of NE ¼ of Sec. 12, Tp. 19 SE 26 E, ALSO The South 165 feet of West 325 feet of NW ¼ of SW ¼ of NE ¼ of Sec. 12, Tp 19 SR 26 E, now classified and zoned as R-2 (Residential) be, and the same is hereby amended, changed, and rezoned to Classification C-1 (Commercial).
2. All of Lots 15 to 42 inclusive in Block 20; ALSO all of Lots 13 to 42 inclusive in Block 21 and also Lots 1 to 12 inclusive in Block 38, according to the Official Plat of Sylvan Shores filed in Plat Book 9, Page 56, public records of Lake County, Florida, now zoned as R-1-A (Residential) be, and the same is hereby amended, changed, and rezoned to Classification C-2 (Commercial).
3. All of Government Lot 2 lying South of Eagles Nest Road, less Eagles Nest subdivision Addition No. 1, and less a strip of land 90 feet wide immediately adjacent to and parallel with the Southeasterly side of said Subdivision; Also, Government 5; all being in Sec. 36, Tp. 18 S. R 24 E, now classified and zoned as R-1-A (Residential) be, and the same is hereby amended, changed, and rezoned to R-1 (Residential) with Mobile Home Special Exception.
Mr. Streetman and Mr. Bullock from the State Road Department appeared before the Board quite informally to discuss future appraising and a list of qualified appraisers in Lake County. After discussion, the various members of the Board submitted the following names: Lester Huey, Ransford Potter, Floyd Jaggears, Dalton Payne, William W. Boyd, Edwin R. Waite, Don Driggers, Leslie M. Willard, Memory Martin and Rudy J. Schneider.
Mr. Tom Sawyer, Surveyor, appeared before the Board representing Bertha Irene Butler and submitted the plat of Lake Louise Heights. A notice from Inland Abstract and Title Company dated this date was filed stating that Title Insurance Company Policy No. Y-138-956 was issued on January 22, 1959, that no mortgages exist against said property, and that County taxes for 1963 and prior years have been paid in full. A letter from the County Engineer advising that the subdivision is recommended for septic tank installations and percolation and soil analysis tests are satisfactory.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the plat of Lake Louise Heights was approved.
A motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried that the requisition of the sum of $22,000 for payment of the construction loan on the hospital plant $9,451.75 and payment on the Agreement dated June 11, 1963 of $12,548.25 be paid.
A letter from property owners on Fairview Avenue, Tavares, was referred to Commr. Dykes for handling.
A motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried that Architect Hopson be authorized to advertise for bids for furniture for both Courtrooms.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the bill of Howell C. Hopson for services in connection with the remodeling of the Courthouse in the sum of $3,550 was approved for payment.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the bill of Val Rich Construction Co. on the contract for the remodeling of the Courthouse in the sum of $47,427 was approved for payment.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the action of the Chairman and Clerk in approving the application for the following to the Southwest Florida Tuberculosis Hospital was approved: Pearlie Mae Singleton, Myers Duffice Gaskins, and Eric Cecil Marks.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, Attorney Duncan was instructed to forward the bills for service on defendants in Law Case #7114, Lake County vs. Tyndall to the State Road Department for payment.
planning & zoning
Zoning Director Webb filed a letter naming officers of the Planning & Zoning Commission for the year 1964 as follows:
Chairman A. S. Brooks
Vice Chairman R. E. Nash
Secretary F. C. W. Kramer III
A motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried that a check in the amount of $61.59 from the Clerk of the Circuit Court for unclaimed monies due owners of land sold on applications for tax deeds be accepted and deposited in the proper fund.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following vouchers of the Oklawaha Water Authority were approved for payment: Vouchers #62-76.
A motion was made by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried that the bid of Leesburg Typewriter Service for one #1052 Globe Wernicke File Cabinet for the price of $133.88 for Small Claims Court be accepted.
A motion was made by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried that the bill of C. E. Duncan in the amount of $1168.75 be approved for payment, and a resolution was adopted authorizing the payment of the special charges thereon.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
GENERAL REVENUE FUND Nos. 557-743
STATE 2 – MOSQUITO CONTROL 21-29
FINE & FORFEITURE 60-74
ROAD & BRIDGE 394-537
CAPITAL OUTLAY RESERVE
COUNTY BUILDINGS 4-5
SOUTH LAKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 4
The Service Officer’s report for the month of January 1964 was filed.
The report of the Zoning Department for the month of January 1964 was filed.
The report of the Director of Planning for the month of January, 1964 was filed.
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned.