MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
tuesday – september 7, 1965
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Tuesday, September 7, 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.
It now being the time advertised to receive bids on the following items, the Chairman directed the Clerk to open the bids and the Engineer to tabulate same; whereupon, the Engineer reported receiving bids from the following:
SALE AND REMOVAL OF COUNTY BUILDINGS – No bids received
There being no bids received for the sale and removal of County buildings, the Attorney advised the Board can legally negotiate privately for the sale of the building. On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Engineer was authorized to sell the buildings in accordance with the specifications contained in the notice to bidders.
Humble Oil & Refining Co.
Polk Materials, Inc.
Central Oil Co., Inc.
Belcher Oil Company
Supreme Oil Co., Inc.
Central Oil Asphalt Corp.
E. A. Mariani Asphalt Corp.
STONE, SLAG AND LIMEROCK
Dixie Lime & Stone Company
Vulcan Materials Company
Shands & Baker, Inc.
Florida Crushed Stone Co.
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.
Clerk Owens stated if the discount allowed by the bidders will influence the bid accepted, the supplier should be notified the Board only approves bills for payment the second Monday in the month; consequently, the 10 days allowed cannot be adhered to. Sometimes 40 days will elapse before a bill can be paid.
Mr. Henry Link representing the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce appeared together with Mr. Warren and Mr. Shipley and submitted a resolution requesting the four-laning of State Road 46 from State Road 500 (US 441) east to the Seminole County line. Chairman Livingston advised Mr. Link this request was included in the County’s road requests for 1965-66 but was not included in the State Road Department’s budget.
The resolution also requested Seminole County’s support of this project. Mr. Link was advised this matter has already been considered and discussed with the Seminole Board.
Mr. Link also presented a resolution adopted by the Chamber of Commerce endorsing the Governor’s road bond program. He was advised the Board has already adopted a resolution endorsing this program.
elections – special
Mr. Jack Morgan and Mr. Tom Talmadge of the Board of Public Instruction appeared regarding the election to be held on November 2, whereby the School Board election can be held in conjunction with the General Election. A motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes that this Board enter into an agreement with the Board of Public Instruction that the cost of the Special General Election to be held November 2, 1965 be paid by this Board and the Board of Public Instruction on a 50/50 basis. The motion was unanimously carried with Mr. Morgan and Mr. Talmadge agreeing to same for their board.
The members of the Board filed their appointments of clerks and inspectors to serve on the election boards in the Special General Election.
Mr. Jeff Ray of the office of H. E. Gaylord, Attorney, appeared and requested a quit claim deed in order to establish the boundary line of property the American Legion Building in Umatilla is located on. The Attorney was instructed to secure a better description of the property and submit his recommendations to the Board at the next meeting.
road maintenance – subdivisions
The Clerk submitted a petition signed by property owners on Myrtle Drive (Hugh Road) in Oveson’s Subdivision, three of the petitioners being present. The petition states Myrtle Drive has been paved to specifications and requests that same be taken over for maintenance. Mr. Colteryahn made the statement that Commr. Babb had contacted the residents and promised if the street was paved according to specifications, he would maintain the street. Mr. Babb stated he was not the person who contacted the property owners, and it is not his intention to maintain Myrtle Drive, as a resolution has previously been adopted setting forth the streets to be maintained, all being in the Three Lakes Subdivision; Three Lakes Subdivision, First Addition; Three Lakes Subdivision, Second Addition; and Three Lakes Subdivision, Third Addition. Also, the minutes of April 5, 1965 reflect Myrtle Drive will not be maintained by the County. On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, action on this matter was deferred until the former resolution can be presented to the Board.
Judge Milton appeared with reference to the new legislation pertaining to budget procedures in the County Judge’s office. Section 10 of the original bill was eliminated by the new act making the budget bill mandatory even in the event we do not have two County Judges.
Bill Reedy was present at the request of Willard Peebles, Road Board member. Mr. Peebles would like one of the Lake County Commissioners to serve on the Citizens Committee for the Road Bond Program; whereupon, a motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried that Commr. Dykes serve in this capacity. Mr. Reedy advised the other Lake County members on the Committee are Senator Daniel, Al Rehbaum, Paul Miller, and himself.
county buildings & grounds
R. E. Norris, County Agent, appeared and advised there are several citizens in the County desirous of test planting fruit trees on the grounds of the Agriculture Center. They will be responsible for the cost and work involved. A motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried for the test planting to be allowed.
Mr. Norris also advised his office is in receipt of a notice from the Agriculture Extension Service in Gainesville of requirements necessary in complying with the Civil Rights Act.
Mr. Albert E. Alton appeared and presented a letter from Robert L. Davis, County Commissioner, Pinellas County, recommending him as an honest and loyal employee.
recess & reassembly
The Board recessed for lunch at 12 o’clock noon and reconvened at 1:30 p.m. to take up the remaining items of business.
Paul Milton appeared regarding renting a barge for use by the Mosquito Control Unit. On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise for bids for rental of a barge to include a purchase clause. The bids are to be received October 4.
outdoor recreational facilities
Guil Sims representing the Tavares Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Irving Burleigh of the City of Tavares appeared and presented a resolution adopted by the Chamber of Commerce requesting the area lying west of Tavares and between State Road 500 and Lake Eustis be developed into a recreational area. Mr. Reedy was also present and said he has contacted Willard Peebles regarding this and was advised the Board, if in agreement, should request the State Road Department to study the feasibility of developing this area. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Attorney was instructed to request the State Road Department to advise regarding the above.
The Zoning Director presented an inventory and map of recreational areas and facilities. This inventory was made at the request of the Florida Outdoor Recreation Committee.
It now being two o’clock p.m., the time advertised to receive bids on the following items, the Chairman directed the Clerk to open the bids and the Engineer to tabulate same; whereupon, the Engineer reported receiving bids from the following:
GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL
Cities Service Oil Company
Supreme Fuel Co., Inc.
Gulf Oil Corporation
Sinclair Refining Company
Standard Oil Company
Kirkpatrick Fuel Company
Metal Products Division, Armco Steel Corp.
Florida Steel Corporation
Florida Culvert Manufacturing, Inc.
Culvert Manufacturing Company
W. M. Igou, Inc.
Gator Culvert Company
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the bids were referred to the Engineer for study and recommendation to the Board.
Before the bids for resurfacing E. Crooked Lake Drive and Country Club Drive were opened, the Chairman advised the specifications called for 6,036 sq. yards to be resurfaced; however, we are only in a position to contract for 4,315 sq. yds.
Basic Asphalt Corp. 6,036. sq. yds @ 55 cents $3,319.80
Lindsley Paving Co. 6,036 sq. yds @ 92 cents $5,553.12
Macasphalt Corp. 6,036 sq. yds @ 67 cents $4,587.36
A motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried that the low bid of Basic Asphalt Corp. be accepted, provided they will agree to the reduced yardage.
road and bridge department
Mr. Owen Kreigsman of the Eustis Motor Company appeared with reference to the condition of trucks from District 1 which were traded in April. Mr. Kreigsman said the trucks have deteriorated considerably since the deal was made, and the truck salvage dealer is unhappy with the condition of the trucks. Commr. Theus said he would discuss this matter with the foreman, and no action was taken.
The Clerk presented a letter from Lane Blanton, Hilltop Nursery, with reference to inspection of the County clay pits for Burrowing Nematode. The Engineer was instructed to furnish Mrs. L. W. Holley of the Division of Plant Industry a complete list of clay pit locations in citrus areas.
laws & legislature
Dr. Hall appeared regarding the Child Care Center Act with reference to day schools and nurseries for children under the age of seven years. Dr. Hall advised the law provides for certain standards to be set by the Health Department.
schools – miscellaneous
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, an application was approved for the admittance of Edith Marlene Kelly to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind at St. Augustine.
The Clerk submitted letters from the Governor’s office stating Paul B. Brown was appointed as a member of the Oklawaha River Basin Water Management Board and A. J. MacDonnell as a member of the Withlacoochee River Basin Water Management Board.
Chairman Livingston presented a quit claim deed from Ernest P. Kidd and Martha L. Kidd covering the following described property, which deed is in exchange for right of way already conveyed to Mr. and Mrs. Kidd; whereupon, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the deed was accepted and ordered recorded upon the public records:
The Southeasterly 10 feet of Lot 131 adjacent to an existing 30’ platted street in Eldorado Heights Sub., Plat Book 3, Page 7.
bonds – firearms
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, bonds for Carrying Firearms were approved for Imogene W. Willard and Robert L. Perry.
bonds – deputy sheriff
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, deputy sheriff bonds for the following were approved: Nancy S. Hardin and Pearle D. Church
The attorney was instructed to review the law regarding the issuance of a license to carry firearms to minors.
Attorney Duncan submitted an opinion of the Attorney General with reference to ad valorem millage designated by the Oklawaha Water Authority and Northeast Lake County Hospital District. The Clerk was instructed to forward a copy of this opinion to the Waterman Memorial Hospital and Mr. Tom Hanson.
The Clerk presented a copy of a letter from the Tax Assessor to the Comptroller advising taxable property in Lake County has been assessed at true just value since the reappraisal in 1961.
road state department
Upon presentation of a resolution from the City of Umatilla and on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, a resolution was adopted requesting the State Road Department to take over for maintenance of Collins Street and Palm Street between State Road 19 North and State Road 19 South, inasmuch as traffic is being diverted over these two city streets.
roads – state
The notice from the State Road Department of abandonment of SR S-438 from State Road 25 in Minneola easterly to the Orange County line and SR S-561A from State Road 561 at Lake Glona northerly to the south city limits of Clermont was read and filed.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the action of the Chairman and Clerk was approved in approving applications to the Southwest Tuberculosis Hospital for Esther Imogene Elton and Albert Watkins, Jr.
Notices from the hospital as follows were filed:
Richard Junior was discharged with medical advice on 8/13/65.
James Smith left the hospital against medical advice on 8/16/65.
Plumer G. Reed was discharged with medical advice on 8/18/65.
Helen Virginia (Harper) Melton left against medical advice on 8/22/65.
Van Buren Hite left against medical advice on 8/25/65.
permits – use
The Engineer filed the following use permits:
Permit No. 39 to Florida Telephone Corp. for the construction and maintenance of buried cable paralleling County Road 5-6846 between State Road 452 and County Road 5-6744.
Permit No. 40 to Florida Telephone Corp. for the construction and maintenance of poles and buried cable along a portion of County Road 2-2834.
Permit No. 41 to Florida Telephone Corp. for the construction and maintenance of poles and buried cable along a portion of County Road 2-2729.
Permit No. 42 to Florida Telephone Corp. for the construction and maintenance of buried cable along a portion of County Road 5-7043.
Permit No. 43 to Florida Telephone Corp. for the construction and maintenance of buried cable along a portion of County Road 5-6744.
resolutions not classified elsewhere
Clerk Owens presented resolutions for filing from the following counties endorsing the Governor’s $300,000,000 proposed road bond program: Putnam County, Gadsden County, and Pasco County.
The Clerk presented Audit Report No. 6215 covering the records of the Board and the Oklawaha Water Authority as of September 30, 1964; whereupon, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Audit Report was ordered filed as a part of the public records, pursuant to Section 21.121(3), Florida Statutes.
road & bridge
A motion was made by Commr. Dykes that effective October 1, 1965, Lake County go on a central road and bridge system. The motion died for lack of a second.
A motion was made by Commr. Theus that the Board advertise for bids on insurance coverage expiring November 1, 1965. The motion died for lack of a second due to the fact that on July 6, 1965 the Board passed a motion not to advertise for the coverage this year.
suits affecting county
Attorney Duncan reported he has received the opinion of the higher court affirming the order of the lower court in the appeal case Hooten vs. Lake County, and it is now in order to issue executions; whereupon, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Clerk was instructed to issue the necessary executions.
On a recommendation of the Zoning Director and on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Attorney was directed to proceed with necessary action against zoning violator John A. Verkuilen.
planning & zoning
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Zoning Director was authorized to proceed with a new planning program.
The Civil Defense Director appeared with reference to the line of succession of continuity in the County. Clerk Owens advised this was done in the original civil defense plan, and Mr. Hess was referred to Mr. Lehmann’s office.
Information Bulletin No. 3-65 was filed by Mr. Hess.
A letter and brochure from Barnard & Burk, Inc., consulting engineers, were filed with the County Engineer.
e. central florida regional planning council
Minutes of the regular meeting held in Vero Beach on July 21 were filed and a copy distributed to each Board member.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the resignation of Mrs. Julia Hoverstock, Assistant County Service Officer, was accepted effective August 31, 1965, and the employment of Lorrine Retey effective September 1, 1965 was approved at an annual salary of $3,000.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, a check in the amount of $51.46 from Allison Bros., reimbursement for a culvert installed under a county road, was accepted.
cancellation of warrants
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Clerk was authorized to cancel and issue stop payment notices on the following warrants:
FUND NO. ISSUED AMT ISSUED TO PURPOSE
General Revenue 3319 9/14/65 $2.00 Rev. Ray Kirkland Inquisition
Fine & Forfeiture 267 1/11/64 $5.00 Daniel Bellamy Witness County Judge Court
Fine & Forfeiture 289 1/11/64 $4.60 Leon Stewart Witness County Judge Court
Fine & Forfeiture 539 4/12/65 $5.00 Elder Holmer, Jr. Witness County Judge Court
Fine & Forfeiture 559 4/12/65 $4.10 Larry Masters Witness County Judge Court
Fine & Forfeiture 1138 9/14/64 $4.10 Betty Jo Miller Witness County Judge Court
Fine & Forfeiture 90 11/9/64 $4.20 Billy David Chavis Witness County Judge Court
Fine & Forfeiture 102 11/9/64 $4.10 Eva Daniels Witness County Judge Court
Fine & Forfeiture 109 11/9/64 $4.10 Willie Lee Gamos Witness County Judge Court
Fine & Forfeiture 644 5/10/64 $3.90 Johnny Lee Stiggons Witness County Judge Court
STOP PAYMENT NOTICES:
General Revenue 916 1/11/64 $2.00 Jane L. Scovil Inquisition
General Revenue 1999 6/14/65 $7.40 Jean MacDonald Book Historical Society
Fine & Forfeiture 268 1/11/64 $5.00 Sylvester Dority Witness County Judge Court
Fine & Forfeiture 1078 9/14/64 $6.90 Ernest H. Lorenz Juror County Judge Court
Road and Bridge 400 2/10/64 $2.50 Keeter Trim Shop Jan. Acct. District #1
The expenses of William Nixon, Asst. County Agent, to attend the national meeting in Pittsburg on October 28 – November 8, 1965 were approved on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, approximate amount $250.00.
The request of the County Agent for an IBM typewriter in the amount of $468.00 to be paid from the 1965-1966 budget was approved on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
The expenses were approved for Phil Yoder or Herb Storey to attend a training course in Atlanta on September 27 – October 8, 1965 upon a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, expenses were approved for the Board members, attorney, engineer, and zoning director to attend the County Commissioners State Convention at Miami Beach on September 26 – September 29, 1965.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Clerk was authorized to redeem Tax Certificate No. 18 dated May 31, 1965 in the amount of $67.91, provided the Attorney advises the certificate can legally be redeemed.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Clerk was instructed to order ninety cleanable filters for air conditioning units in the Courthouse in the amount of $225.00.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the rental increase on the Xerox Printer, Model 1824 to $255 per month was approved.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the payrolls for the month of August were approved.
Chairman Livingston submitted an appraisal by Donald L. Driggers on the following described property, said appraisal giving the current market value of $2,500; whereupon, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, purchase of the property for a clay pit from William P. Harrington was approved and additional acreage to be purchased if necessary based on the price of $1,000 per acre:
A strip of land laying North of SR 44 in the S ½ of the SW ¼ of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ in Section 10, Tp. 19 S., Range 27 E., containing approximately 2.5 acres.
A letter from Karl Lehmann expressing appreciation for the cleanup job the prison crew did at the Fairgrounds was read and filed.
A notice from the Florida Association of Civil Service and Personnel Agencies was filed.
The following reports for the month of August were filed:
Florida Division of Corrections regarding Lake County Jail and Stockade and Road Prison No. 58
County Service Officer for July and August
Planning, Zoning and Building Department
Commodity Warehouse Supervisor
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 5 o’clock P.M.