MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – June 6, 1966
The Board of County Commissioners of Lake County met in regular session in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse in Tavares at 10:00 o’clock A.M. with the following being present: Chairman Theus, Commrs. Cowart, Dykes, Livingston, and Babb. Also present were Clerk Owens, Attorney Duncan, Engineer Hays, Zoning Director Webb and Deputy Clerk Norma Coven.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman who gave the invocation.
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:
Eustis Dodge, Inc.
Jungle Auto Service
Jo Creamons Chevrolet, Inc.
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the bids were referred to the Engineer for study and recommendation to the Board.
Later in the day, the Engineer reported the low bidder on the two pickup trucks was Joe Creamons Chevrolet, Inc. and the low bidder on the two dump trucks was Eustis Dodge, Inc. Whereupon, on motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the low bid on two pickup trucks in the amount of $3,078.20, including trade-in, from Joe Creamons Chevrolet, Inc. was accepted and the low bid on two dump trucks from Eustis Dodge, Inc. was accepted in the amount of $6,780.00, including trade-in.
HOUSE AND GARAGE
J. E. Smith $100.00 check enclosed
D. R. Igou, Sr. $476.00 check enclosed
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the high bid from D. R. Igou, Sr. in the amount of $476.00 for the sale and complete removal of house and garage located at 407 W. Irma Street, Tavares, was accepted, and the Clerk was instructed to deposit check enclosed with the bid.
Mr. Ed Zagar of the Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission appeared and reported on the Commission’s review of the County’s request to reduce the bag limit on panfish. They feel the regulation should be on a state-wide level and the increase in the bad limit will not deplete the panfish but is necessary to maintain the size and number of the fish.
Mr. Zagar requested the Board to contact the Fish Commission when questions or complaints come up before taking action in the future. Chairman Theus and the Board members concurring assured Mr. Zagar they would comply with the request.
Mrs. Marguerite Lambert appeared and complained of the unsanitary conditions existing along the beach on Lake Mack. The Zoning Director advised Mrs. Lambert the zoning regulations do not cover property more than 1,000 feet from the highway, however, the Zoning Commission is working on bringing this park under the zoning regulations but have no idea when it will be accomplished. Mrs. Lambert was referred to the Health Department.
Mr. Wauss appeared and filed petition signed by 21 persons with reference to the county establishing an access road to Lake Schermerhorn. Mr. Wauss explained that the old road was closed by one of the residents in the area in 1957. Attorney Duncan advised if the road has been closed for a number of years, the County loses prescriptive right to it. Emery Dillard, Right of Way Agent, stated a road has been surveyed according to previous agreement with Mrs. Howarth but now she wants the road relocated, resulting in a great deal of expense to the County. Commr. Dykes, Attorney Duncan and Mr. Dillard agreed to contact Mrs. Howarth on this matter again.
Ed Heitling representing a group present from the Florida Inland Sportfishing Hosts filed a resolution with the Board requesting the County to initiate by legislative action or otherwise, measures to safeguard and establish desirable recreational waters in Lake County.
Howard E. Young representing the South Lake Waterways Club and the Oklawaha Water Authority presented letters requesting the County to provide nine (9) water quality tests through the Health Department in the Palatlakaha Basin.
Mr. C. B. McLin appeared and said the State of North Carolina has handled this problem successfully and if the Board would review their laws much could be learned. Attorney Duncan was instructed to request copy of the laws from the State of North Carolina and Mr. McLin was authorized to obtain the copies.
Motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, that the Health Department be requested to make the water quality tests as specified.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, a resolution was adopted requesting the Oklawaha Water Authority to assume temporary responsibility and authority for the correction of water pollution areas, and for seeking a more permanent solution for such problems in Lake County; that said Authority be requested to meet and confer with other authorities in and out of Lake County, throughout the State of Florida, for the purpose of seeking solutions to said problem, and for determining procedures and authorities for controlling the same, including any Legislative authority which may be required.
Jack Rigsby presented letter from the Tavares Chamber of Commerce requesting the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission to designate Lakes Dora, Beauclair, Carlton, Harris and Eustis as fish management lakes. Mr. Zagar advised that part of Lakes Carlton and Beauclair lie in Orange County. On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a resolution was adopted requesting the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission to designate as fish management lakes the following lakes in Lake County: Lake Dora, Lake Harris, Lake Eustis and Lake Yale, and further requesting the Orange County Commission to join with this Board to include Lake Beauclair and Lake Carlton in this request.
Mr. E. T. Hall appeared and presented plat of Beverly Point, owners Beverly Shores, Inc. consisting of 15 lots. Lawyers Title Insurance Company Policy #W462-204 shows the title is clear. Attorney Duncan stated the plat meets all the requirements insofar as access streets are concerned. Letter from the County Engineer states the percolation tests are satisfactory and no permanent street markers erected. Motion was made by Comm. Livingston that the plat of Beverly Point be approved. Motion was seconded by Commr. Babb and unanimously carried.
Mr. Hall advised some time ago Nathaniel Allen deeded property for a bar pit to the County which is located in Sec. 6, Twp. 19, Range 24, however, adjoining property owned by Mr. Allen is erroneously assessed on the tax roll to the County. Attorney Duncan was instructed to contact the tax assessor regarding this error.
Roy Caldwell, Attorney, appeared with reference to incorrect descriptions of road right of way in Sunset Ridge, deeded to the County by Harold R. and Virginia W. Loughran and Ralf and Shirley Ann Dykehouse; whereupon, on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, a resolution was adopted authorizing the Chairman and Clerk to execute a quit claim deed to each of the above named correcting the descriptions as follows:
TO: HAROLD R. LOUGHRAN and wife, VIRGINIA W. LOUGHRAN
Lot eight (8) and eight-A (8-A), Block “A”, as represented on the Plat of Sunset Ridge, duly filed on June 8, 1959, and recorded in Plat Book 14, Page 63, Public Records of Lake County, Florida. RESERVING, HOWEVER, the right of way to Lakeshore Drive as shown on the Plat of said Sunset Ridge. (Recorded O.R. Book 313, Page 901)
TO: RALPH DYKEHOUSE and wife, SHIRLEY ANN DYKEHOUSE
Lots nine (9) and nine-A (9-A) and nine-B (9-B), Block “A”, as represented on the Plat of Sunset Ridge, duly filed on June 8, 1959, and recorded in Plat Book 14, Page 63, Public Records of Lake County, Florida. RESERVING, HOWEVER, the right of way to Lakeshore Drive as shown on the Plat of said Sunset Ridge. (Recorded O.R. Book 3123, Page 902)
Mr. George McDonald appeared and requested the County to return to him the road right of way that will not be used in the realignment of the proposed Haines Creek Road. The Engineer and Attorney were directed to secure the correct description and work this out with Mr. McDonald.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, petition was accepted for the County to exchange property with Maurice E. and Kathrine C. Day located in Sec. 24, Twp. 18, Rg. 25, and the Clerk was authorized to advertise notice of hearing to be held on July 5, 1966.
Roads – county
Mr. Dillard presented four affidavits signed by 25 persons attesting to the fact that roads located along both the East and West boundaries of the East ½ of the Northeast ¼ of Sec. 23, Twp. 18 S, Rg. 24 E. have been in existence for the past 20 years.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, a resolution was adopted declaring the following described roads to be public roads by prescription based upon the evidence submitted to this Board, and in the event any attempt is made to close or block said roads, the Sheriff of Lake County is empowered and instructed to remove any obstructions which may be placed on said roads:
Commencing at the County Road on the Southerly boundary of the NE ¼ of Sec. 23, Tp. 18 S, R 24 E., at the point where the West boundary of the E ½ of the NE ¼ of said Sec. 23 intersects the same, and running thence Northerly along the approximate boundary of said E ½ of NE ¼ of Sec. 23 to the North boundary of said Section; ALSO, a road commencing at the intersection of the East boundary of the E ½ of NE ¼ of said Sec. 23 with the County Road running along the South boundary of said NE ¼ of Sec. 23, and running thence Northerly along the said East boundary of the E ½ of NE ¼ of Sec. 23, Tp. 18 S., R. 24 E. to the Northeast corner of said Section.
Rights of way – roads
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, easement from Marjorie T. Bray conveying the following described right of way was accepted:
A 50 foot right of way, 25 feet of each side of the following described centerline: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 25, Township 23 S., Range 25 East, thence run South 0o03’01” East 666.08 feet, thence run South 89o29’44” West 204.39 feet to the point of beginning for the centerline; thence run South 54o50’09” East 250.60 feet to the Range line between Ranges 25 and 26, in Township 23 S., Range 25 E.
and a resolution was adopted stipulating the following conditions will be fulfilled in consideration for the easement:
1. The location of a series of concrete posts to block trespassers on her land at the location now being used for filling water tanks; said posts to be located between large pine tree located on Southwesterly side of centerline described below at its North end, and power line pole located Westerly and within 100 feet of said pine tree.
2. The providing of an opening of a new location convenient for those filling water tanks from Little Creek at or near the location of the present old bridge;
3. The relocation of the center of the existing clay road located on the East boundary of her property, and the existing clay road located on the North boundary of her property, so that the centerline of the clay roads will be equidistant from citrus trees; and the location of Lake County right of way makers, two at each end of the above described road, one at each end of the right of way boundary 25 feet from said centerline.
EASEMENT Recorded O.R. Book 314, Page 96
Recess and reassembly
The meeting adjourned at 12:00 o’clock noon and reconvened at 1:30 o’clock P.M. to take up the remaining items of business.
Mr. Dykes was not present during the afternoon session.
Mr. Robert Warfield and James Kulpan appeared and discussed with the Board a proposed $1,250,000 bond issue for the Northeast Lake County Hospital District to be used for improvements to the Waterman Memorial Hospital. Attorney Duncan said the attorneys for the bonding company should prepare the necessary resolution and come before the Board to further discuss this matter.
Neff Sebree, Asst. Production Manager and Carol Floyd, Production Manager of Golden Gem Growers, Inc. appeared with reference to this Board’s request that Golden Gem and Florida Foods correct the flow of waste into Lake Yale. Mr. Floyd reported Riske & Gay Associates, Inc. have completed their engineering report which in summary reveals that Golden Gem Growers, Inc. are currently doing a commendable job of waste handling and Florida Food Products, Inc. should install a screening operation on their waste water for the 1966-67 season.
Clerk Owens presented a letter from Florida Food Products, Inc. acknowledging the recommendation in the report and advising that before operating season next year, necessary steps will have been taken to complete permanent installation of a program to alleviate the problem.
Paul Milton, Mosquito Control Director, appeared and presented petition to close one block of Bloxham Ave. in the City of Tavares, whereupon, the following motion was presented:
WHEREAS, it has been demonstrated to the Board of County Commissioners that since the construction of the offices, warehouse and shelters for the Mosquito Control Equipment of the County on the following described property in the City of Tavares, Lake County, Florida, traffic along the following described portion of Blocks and Avenue, according to the Plat of the City of Tavares, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 64, public records of Lake County, Florida, has been creating serious hazards both to the parties traveling and to the equipment of the Mosquito Control, and
WHEREAS, the following described portions of Blocks and Avenue is a “dead end” street, and unimportant as a portion of the public highways of the City and County; that its only purpose as a public road or easement is for foot traffic to approach the right of way of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad tracks for access to the waters of Lake Dora.
THEREFORE, upon the motion of Commissioner Babb, and seconded by Commissioner Cowart, it was unanimously moved that the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, join in the Petition of the Lake County Mosquito Control and Mac Edge, ad the owners of the properties adjoining the following described portion of Blocks and Avenue in the City of Tavares:
“That part of Block and Avenue lying between the South boundary of Bryn Street and the Northerly right of way line of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company, according to the Map of Tavares, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 64, public records of Lake County, Florida, with the exception of a ten foot path, measured 5 feet on each side of the centerline of said portion of Blocks and Avenue,”
and requesting the City Council of the City of Tavares, to close said portion of Blocks and Avenue, with the exception as above set forth, to vacate the same and to remise, relinquish and disclaim any interest or right of the City of Tavares in and to said portion of Blocks and Avenue.
Attorney Duncan presented petition from H. F. Getford, Sr. to close portion of road located in Tremains Subdivision. On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a resolution was adopted accepting the petition and authorizing public hearing to be held July 5th.
Attorney Duncan filed petition to vacate a portion of Beauclair Subdivision signed by Raymond G. Williams and Ruth M. Williams as owners of the lots and streets to be closed and returned to acreage for the purpose of taxation. Petition also signed by Milton H. Bird, owner and holder of a mortgage covering a portion of the property to be vacated, consenting to the petition.
Motion was made by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a resolution was adopted accepting the petition and authorizing the public hearing for July 5th.
On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, deed from Pauline G. and John W. Alger conveying the following described property to Lake County was accepted and ordered recorded upon the public records:
A FIFTY FOOT RIGHT OF WAY, 25 FEET ON EACH SIDE OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE:
Commence at the Southeast corner of the Northwest ¼ of the Southeast ¼ of Section 32, Township 18 South, Range 27 East; thence run North 0o44’20” East 320.03 feet to the point of beginning; thence run South 75o15’40” West 149.87 feet; thence run North 73o39’ West 656.67 feet, thence run South 89o West 313.51 feet; thence run North 46o13’50” West 98.51 feet to the easterly right of way line of State Road 44A.
Clerk Owens presented letter from Chester Wrobel requesting that drainage easement from him to the County pertaining to a drain from Laurel Oak Drive into Troup Lake be cancelled. Commr. Babb advised the drain has been removed and the Attorney was instructed to prepare cancellation of the easement.
Roads – county
The Engineer filed petition signed by 13 property owner on Lake Louisa requesting the County to improve access road into their property. James A and Ellen Henderson also signed the petition agreeing to deed additional right of way along the South Side of the present existing access road. On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Engineer was instructed to prepare the necessary deed.
Engineer Hays reported Mrs. Ogden is concerned that a sand road in McKee’s Manor will be closed by the owners, closing off other property owners to their property. Attorney Duncan advised the road can be dedicated to the public. Engineer Hays was instructed to contact Mr. McKee and Mason Haynes regarding relocating the road to the West side of Lot 1, if they will both donate 12 ½ feet right of way.
Roads – state
Chairman Theus presented letter from the State Road Department with reference to the proposed widening and resurfacing of State Road 455 from State Road 50 to State Road 561-A. Letter advises this job will be let in August providing the County will agree to accept the project upon completion as a State Maintained County Secondary Road. On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Board agreed to the provisions as shown above.
Clerk Owens advised that title search on Job 11515-2601, Palatlakaha River Bridge and approaches has been requested by the State Road Department and right of way map was turned over to Lake Abstract & Guarantee Company on May 16, 1966.
The Clerk read notices of abandonment from the Sate Road Department as follows:
Sumter Street from US 27 to Dixie Avenue and on Dixie Avenue from US 27 to Euclid Avenue in Leesburg turned over to the City of Leesburg and/or Lake County.
Citrus Avenue from Bay Street to Grove Street and on Woodward Avenue from Lake Shore Drive to Grove Street in Eustis turned over to the City of Eustis and/or Lake County.
Notice from the State Road Department was read and filed advising that bids were received on June 2, 1966 on the Wayside Park at Lake Eustis in Tavares.
Clerk Owens referred to letter of April 4, 1966 from the State Road Department regarding alignment of State Road S-440. Commr. Babb started he would like to go with the Attorney to Deland to discuss allocation of this money for the purchase of right of way on State Road 19 North of Eustis.
State road department
Statement and Schedule of Status of Secondary Funds as of March 31, 1966 was filed and copy distributed to each member.
Clerk Owens submitted tentative budget of the State Road Department for the fiscal year July 1, 1966 through June 30, 1967 and advised that copy has been posted on the bulletin board in the Courthouse lobby.
Road maintenance – subdivision
Copy of letter from J. D. Manly Construction Company to Miller Construction Company dated November 11, 1965 stating that several years ago the streets in Triangle Acres were constructed in accordance with county specifications was read and filed, together with list of taxes paid to Lake County by Miller Construction Company and Miller Enterprises from 1960 through 1965, and copy of map of Triangle Acres. On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Board agreed to take over for maintenance the streets located in Triangle Acres Subdivision.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Attorney was directed to prepare petition for E. Robert Blair to close a portion of Tenth Avenue, East of Umatilla.
Letter of Complaint from Wm. F. Roberts regarding road in Vernor’s Little Field Ranch was referred to Commr. Babb.
Letter of complaint from Walter A. Olsen regarding roads in Lake Franklin Park was referred to Commr. Livingston.
Letter from Florence M. Deets regarding property located in Umatilla was read and filed.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the action of the Chairman and Clerk in approving petition to the Southwest Florida Tuberculosis Hospital for James Thomas Archer was approved.
Notices from the Hospital advising the following patients were discharged with medical advice were filed:
Ethel Lee Johnson Pinkney on 5/3/66
Charlie Mae Lewis on 5/6/66
Rollin Franklin Byrd on 5/17/66
Ella Mae Brinns Brittain on 5/18/66
James Alexander Morris on 5/20/66
Notice from the State Tuberculosis Board was read by the Clerk advising of the following ruling by the Attorney General:
“Non-resident, indigent and incompetent tuberculosis patients admitted to the State Tuberculosis Hospital by the County, the County must agree to accept responsibility for the patient when he is ready for discharge from the hospital.
“Florida non-residents, who are indigent and incompetent, and have no responsible next of kin, will not be accepted as tuberculosis patients unless the certifying county agrees to accept responsibility for them when they are ready for discharge from the hospital.”
Memorandum from the Soil Conservation advising that 19,642 acres were mapped in the month of May, and that there are now seven full time soil men plus three trainees working in the County.
Clerk Owens presented letter from the Corps of Engineers regarding the Board’s request that the Corps refrain from spraying hyacinths in Lake Griffin. Letter states, “we make every effort to avoid possible damage to plats other than the nuisance type plants which we are obligated to endeavor to eliminate.”
The following use permits were filed by the right of way agent:
Nos. 79, 80 and 81
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, bonds for carrying firearms were approved for the following:
James B. Daugherty
Richard E. Toole
Paul D. Campbell
The following deputy sheriff bonds were approved on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried:
Everett Lee Wiley
Shirley Lee Hawkins
Elections – primary
Certificates of the Canvassing Board of the Primary Election held on May 24, 1966 were filed.
The Engineer was instructed to have signs made for the precincts before the General Election in November.
On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise notice of completion of tax assessment roll and presentation of same to the Board on July 1, 1966 at 9 o’clock A.M.
Clerk Owens advised the Board all County officials have agreed to the change in the working hours with the exception for the Tax Assessor and Tax Collector; whereupon, on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Board established new schedule of working hours for all County offices as follows:
Effective July 1, 1966 – 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday
Clerk Owens submitted letter from Circuit Judge W. Troy Hall, Jr. offering the use of the Circuit Court jury room on the fourth floor to the County Judge’s Court when same is not in use by the Circuit Court. The Clerk was instructed to write a letter of appreciation to Judge Hall for his cooperation and assistance.
The Clerk presented letter from County Judge Milton advising that a set of books entitled Remington on Bankruptcy which is presently in the County Judge’s Library is the personal property of Judge Hall and requests that same be transferred from his inventory. Motion was made by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried that the inventory records be corrected accordingly.
On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise for bids for resurfacing roads in Districts 1 and 4.
The Clerk submitted copies oc two letters from the Oklawaha Water Authority Chairman to Monte Vista Groves with reference to alignment of proposed road between SR 561 and SR 25.
East central Florida regional planning council
Minutes of regular meeting held on April 13th in Kissimmee were filed and copy of same distributed to each member.
Earl Kelly, County Agent, appeared and presented Mrs. Deborah Boulware who is recommended by the Agricultural Extension Service as Assistant Home Economics Agent. On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston, the Board approved the appointment of Mrs. Boulware effective July 18, 1966 at an annual salary of $4,080.00 and annual travel expense of $9,000.00.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the following checks were accepted as reimbursement for road materials in District 5:
$100.00 from Charles Wesley Rector and $500.00 from Talmadge Etheredge for access road on the West side of Burrell Locks. Check from Southwest Florida Water Management District in the amount of $375.00 for this road will be forthcoming.
$1,650 from Paul I. VanValkenburg for Cleveland Road.
Cancellation of warrants
On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Clerk was authorized to cancel the following warrants:
Warrant #1242 – General Revenue Fund drawn on the First National Bank of Mount Dora in the amount of $10.00 to the National Assn. of County Planning Directors – duplicate payment.
Warrant #2027 – General Revenue Fund drawn on the First National Bank of Mount Dora to Paisley Community Club in the amount of $15.00 – issued incorrectly.
Warrant #862 – Road & Bridge Fund drawn on the Citizens National Bank of Leesburg to Jos. L. Rozier Machinery Co. in the amount of $60.34 – duplicate payment.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, expenses in the amount of $262.00 for 11 4-H delegates to attend the State Congress in Gainesville on June 13-16 were approved.
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the County Agent was authorized to purchase IBM Typewriter for $276.00, including trade of $165 for Selectric Serial #4052994.
Motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that the Engineer and Commr. Livingston attend meeting in Jacksonville on June 18th, with reference to water pollution in the St. Johns River Basin.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Clerk was authorized to make refund to Herbert H. Schwulera in the sum of $9.00 for building permit #5680 which was issued in error.
On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the payroll for the Clerks and Inspectors for the First and Second Primary Elections in the amount of $9,973.41 was approved for payment.
Three proposals were submitted by the Clerk of the Small Claims Court for an electric adding machine, whereupon, on motion of Comm. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Small Claims Office was authorized to purchase Remington machine for the sum of $152.55.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Clerk of Circuit Court was authorized to purchase one set of 1965 Statutes for $32.00.
Motion was made by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, to reimburse the Small Claims Office $32.00, cost of one set of 1965 Statutes.
Request from Floyd W. Hess, Civil Defense Director, to attend Gulf Hurricane Conference in New Orleans on June 15-19 was approved on motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried.
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Engineer was authorized to purchase paint striping machine from Florida Equipment Company in the amount of $481.25.
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, bill from B & C Body & Paint Shop in the sun of $26.00 was approved covering repairs to ambulance of Page-Theus Funeral Home caused by a mental patient being transported from the County Jail to the Veterans Hospital.
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, rent was approved for the following polling places for the First and Second Primary Elections:
Precinct 29 - $30.00 – Mrs. Evelyn Ward
Precinct 34 - $30.00 – L. R. Busk
On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the payrolls for the month of May were approved.
Letter from Edward J. Howard, Commander Leesburg Barracks #529, expressing appreciation to the Board for its support and cooperation in maintaining the office of the Veterans Service Officer, was read and filed.
Letters from the State Board of Health regarding Gus R. Dasautels’ Clear Lake Family Camp Ground, City of Leesburg, and Church of God Retreat were filed.
Report from the Florida Board of Conservation was referred to the Zoning Director.
Annual report from the Veterans Service Officer was filed.
The following monthly reports were filed:
Planning, Zoning & Building Department
Surplus Commodity Supervisor
Florida Division of Corrections – Lake County Jail and Stockade
Florida Division of Corrections – Road Prison No. 58
County Judge’s Fines, Forfeitures and Costs
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 4:30 o’clock P.M.