MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – January 11, 1965
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, January 11, 1965, at 10:00 o’clock A.M. with the following members present: Chairman Livingston; Commrs. Theus, Cowart, Dykes and Babb; Clerk Owens; Attorney Duncan; County Engineer Hays; and Zoning Director Webb.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, and the invocation was given by Mr. Theus.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following changes were approved to the present indigent list:
DISTRICT NO. 1 – ADD Mrs. Rixford Barnes - $30
DISTRICT NO. 2 – ADD Hannah Norgren - $40
DISTRICT NO. 3 & 4 – No change
DISTRICT NO. 5 – DELETE C. G. Braswell - $20
It now being the time advertised to receive bids, the Chairman directed the Engineer to open and tabulate the bids; whereupon, the Engineer reported receiving bids from the following:
WASHER & DRYER – Juvenile Shelter
Atlantic-Hoffman Equipment Company
Florida Gas Company
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the bids were referred to the Engineer for study and recommendation to the Board.
ROADS – District No. 1
Lloyd Construction Co. 73 cents S.Y. Total $10,409.80
J. D. Manly Construction Co. 45 cents Total $6,417.00
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the low bid of J. D. Manly Construction Company was accepted.
Mr. Harry Fogg and a delegation of property owners from Sylvan Shores Subdivision appeared and objected to the County considering accepting a deed for a 25’ right of way between Washington Road and the shopping center property. Mr. Fogg said the original purpose of the 25’ strip was for the installation of utility lines, and if the County accepts title, it will open up this area to the public, making a thoroughfare whereby the streets in Sylvan Shores would be ruined by heavy equipment and commercial vehicles.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, this matter was deferred until February 8th to give the Attorney time to have a title search made and present his recommendation to the Board.
road maintenance – subdivisions
Mr. Earle Funkhouser of the Milky Way Subdivision appeared with reference to the procedure for paving streets in subdivisions. Chairman Livingston advised him it will be necessary to present a petition to the Board signed by 75 percent of the property owners requesting the Board to pave the streets in accordance with the law.
Mr. J. C. Schlauder appeared with reference to the rate of interest to be paid to him on monies advanced to cover the cost of street paving in Three Lakes Subdivision, whereupon, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, a resolution was adopted stipulating that 6 percent interest per annum effective September 1, 1964 be paid on $3,464.98 advanced by Mr. Schlauder.
The Chairman appointed a committee to determine how much refund is due Mr. Schlauder on money advanced by him to take care of expenses incurred by the Board in handling this matter.
Judge Milton appeared and presented his recommendation to the Board for an additional County Judge. Chairman Livingston suggested that this matter be deferred until the afternoon session.
recess and reassembly
The Board recessed for lunch at twelve o’clock noon and reconvened at 1:15 p.m. to take up the remaining items of business.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a resolution was adopted waiving the preliminary procedure for advertising public hearing by the Board, proof of publication of notice signed by Victor Matthew Winn and Mollie G. Winn being on file.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, a resolution was adopted closing the following described street:
That certain unnamed street lying North of Lot 1 in Block “A” in Mt. Vernon, a subdivision in Lake County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 96, of the Public Records of Lake County, Florida, LESS that part thereof lying within the right of way of US Hwy 441.
Clerk Owens submitted a letter from P. C. Gorman addressed to the members of the Lake County Bar with reference to the members having access to the Law Library when the Courthouse is closed. Chairman Livingston advised there is a meeting of the Library Trustees Thursday which he will attend and will report on this at the next Board meeting.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, a resolution was adopted naming the health center in Clermont “The Harry K. Stokes Health Center.”
On the recommendation of the Engineer and on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the low bid of Atlantic-Hoffman Equipment company on a stainless steel washer and dryer was accepted as follows:
Cook Washer/Extractor $1,1117.00
Huebsch Gas Fired Dryer $528.00
Installation cost $255.00
Judge Milton reappeared with reference to his previous recommendation, whereupon, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Chairman appointed the following as members of a committee to study the feasibility of an additional County Judge for Lake County:
Arthur E. Roberts – Groveland
Robert L. Carle – Leesburg
William T. Heutt – Mount Dora
A. A. Boggus, Jr. – Tavares
Marvin L. Styles – Clermont
Charles Osborne – Umatilla
Harry E. Gaylord – Eustis
Walter L. Mertz – Eustis
Herman T. Dykes – Tavares
roads – state
On the recommendation of the Engineer and on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a resolution was adopted rescinding a resolution adopted November 2, 1964 requesting the State Road Department to install a signal light at the intersection of State Road S 44-B and State Road 500 and to request that a winkematic system be installed instead.
Engineer Hays reported he has had a quotation of $1,700 from C. V. Millikan to correct the heating and air conditioning in the Chamber of Commerce Building but recommends that no action be taken at this time.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Engineer was authorized to proceed with the construction of the parking lot on property south of the Pioneer Building.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Engineer was instructed in the future to prepare right of way deeds and present to the Attorney for approval before submitting same to the Board.
On the recommendation of the Zoning Commission and on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a public hearing was set for February 8 at 2:00 P.M. to consider a proposed amendment to the Zoning Regulations as follows:
General Provisions and Exceptions, Section XII, Paragraph5, lines 80 and 81, amended by deleting:
“Plumbing shall be governed by the Sanitary Code of the State of Florida,”
and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
“Plumbing shall be governed by Part Three of the Southern Standard Building Code (Plumbing).”
On the recommendation of the Zoning Commission and on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a public hearing was set for February 8 at 2:00 p.m. to consider a proposed amendment to the Zoning Regulations as follows:
General Provisions and Exceptions, Section XII, is amendment by adding thereto a new paragraph number “7”:
7. No beverages containing alcohol of more than 1 percent by weight shall be sold by any vendor whose place of business is within 2500 feet of an established church or school, which distance shall be measured by following the shortest route of ordinary pedestrian travel along the public thoroughfare from the main entrance of said place of business to the main entrance of the church and in the case of a school, to the nearest point of the school grounds in use as part of the school facilities.”
rights of way
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, a resolution was adopted requesting the State Road Department to pay from secondary funds $2500 to Atlantic Coast Line Railroad for right of way north of Umatilla.
bonds – road
The Clerk submitted a letter from the State Road Department requesting this Board to authorize the State Road Department to transfer from the Bond Program to Secondary the construction of roads and parking areas in the Lake Sumter Junior College campus. The Board members concurring, the Chairman deferred action on this until the next regular meeting.
Chairman Livingston advised that Sumter County is agreeable to working with us for the establishment of a correctional school for boys in this area, and he appointed Commrs. Theus and Dykes to meet with the Sumter County Board regarding this matter.
Sheriff McCall appeared and invited the members to attend the Sheriff’s Association meeting in Lakeland on January 28.
Sheriff McCall appeared with reference to a maintenance man to look after the heating and air conditioning units in the Jail and Courthouse. Chairman Livingston is to work with the Sheriff in locating a qualified person for this position.
Clerk Owens advised the Tax Collector and the Tax Assessor are anxious to get started on the addition to their building. He was instructed to request Mr. Hopson to present the plans for this addition as soon as possible.
Clerk Owens submitted for filing a letter from Howell Hopson to Val Rich Construction, Inc. regarding the Otis Elevator Company contract.
Clerk Owens reported that on January 5, Commr. Babb as Administrator of the Estate of Mary E. Leu and the Attorney took possession of assets left by Mrs. Leu, and $900 in cash has been deposited to the General Revenue Fund. On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Board authorized advertising for a color television set to be used in the Nursing Home and to be paid for by the funds realized from Mrs. Leu’s estate.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the action of the Chairman and Clerk in approving the application of Perry Lewis to the Southwest Florida Tuberculosis Hospital was approved.
licenses & permits
A Use Permit to Sumter Electric Coop, Inc. for the construction and maintenance of a power line along County Road 4-4683 was filed by the Engineer.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the attorney was instructed to write a letter that this Board is objecting to the channelizing of Double Run Canal by the Oklawaha Water Authority.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment by the Oklawaha Water Authority:
Vouchers #35 through #47
reports – official
The Annual Report of Receipts and Expenses from the Clerk of Circuit Court for the year ended January 31, 1964 was filed and a check in the amount of $7,330.04 attached thereto.
cancellation of warrants
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Clerk was authorized to cancel Warrants #152 and #238 dated December 14, 1964 drawn on the Road & Bridge Fund, both being duplicate payments.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, expenses were authorized for the members, Clerk, and Engineer to attend “County Commissioners Day” at the University of Florida on February 4.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, expenses were authorized for members to attend the Governor’s Conference on Water Resources Developments in Tallahassee on February 2.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the expenses of J. E. Brown for attending the Planning & Zoning Conference in Jacksonville on December 2 – 5 were approved.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the expenses of the Engineer and Zoning Director to attend the E. Central Florida Regional Planning Council meeting in Titusville on January 12.
The request of the Clerk of Circuit Court for a $500 advance for paying State Trial Witnesses was approved on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb.
The request of Fred Kuhlman for Payment No. 4 in the amount of $4,281 on the Clermont Health Center was approved on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
General Revenue Fund No.s 458-649
Mosquito Control – State I 10-16
Fine & Forfeiture Fund 43-64
Road & Bridge Fund 274-384
South Lake Memorial Hospital 3
Northeast Lake County Hospital 3
Capital Outlay Reserve–Health Clinic 2
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, expenses of the Supervisor of Registration and Deputy to attend the Annual Convention in Cocoa Beach January 19-22 were approved.
The minutes of the meeting held December 9, 1964 by the E. Central Florida Regional Planning Council were filed and a copy of same distributed to the members.
A letter from the State Board of Health to R. O. Newman regarding Eagle Nest Subdivision and Trailer Park was filed.
A letter from the State Board of Health to C. A. Peterson, Inc. regarding Springs Bath & Yacht Club was read and filed.
An invitation from the Lake County League of Municipalities to the 24th Annual Dinner Meeting to be held in Mount Dora January 13.
Fine, Forfeiture and Costs report from the County Judge for December was filed.
The report of the Planning, Zoning & Building Department for December was filed; also, annual report.
The Welfare report for December was filed.
The County Service Officer’s report for December was filed.
The report for December from the Agricultural Agent and two assistants was filed.
The report for December from the Home Demonstration Agent and two assistants was filed.
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 3:00 o’clock P.M.