MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – NOVEMBER 14, 1966
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, November 14, 1966, at 10:00 o’clock A.M. with the following members present: Commrs. Theus, Livingston and Babb. Also present were Attorney Duncan, Engineer Hays, Zoning Director Webb, Clerk Owens and Deputy Clerk Norma Coven. Commrs. Dykes and Cowart were absent.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Theus who gave the invocation.
It now being the time advertised to receive bids on two pickup trucks and one compact car and/or sedan, the Chairman directed the Clerk to open the bids and the Engineer to tabulate same, whereupon, the Engineer reported receiving bids from the following:
Joe Creamons Chevrolet, Inc.
Eustis Dodge, Inc.
D. C. Waters Ford
Jungle Auto Service
Later in the day on recommendation of the Engineer and on motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, Joe Creamons Chevrolet, Inc. bids were accepted as the lowest and best bids as follows:
1-1967 Chevrolet Pickup (W/spare carrier under body)
No trade-in $1,751.35
1-1967 Chevrolet pickup (W/spare carrier on side of body)
No trade-in 1,762.75
1-1967 Chevrolet Biscayne Sedan
Including trade-in 1,837.50
On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the following changes were approved to the present indigent list:
District No. 1 - Cancel Henry Jones $40.00
Add Elsie Crumplee 15.00
3 - Add Penny Archibald 40.00
Add Leota Kelly 40.00
2, 4, and 5 No Change
Ed Zagar of the Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission appeared with reference to additional funds for making additional seine hauls in Lake Griffin. Attorney Duncan advised the time limit specified in the special act prohibits Lake County from entering into another agreement with the Fish Commission for the seining. Mr. Zagar said it is imperative the seining be done in December and the Fish Commission is willing to offer an alternate solution whereby they would underwrite all the expenses and Lake County get another special act passed and reimburse the Fish Commission at a later date. Attorney Duncan advised Mr. Zagar the County can request the special act but Lake County cannot be bound by this until the law is passed. Chairman Theus stated if the law is passed in the 1967 Legislature, the Board cannot reimburse the Fish Commission until the next budget year.
Chairman Theus stated the Board will defer action on this until all members of the Board are present.
Dennie Lambert of the U. S. Forest Service appeared with reference to the Board entering into a cooperative agreement with the Forest Service to widen and construct Forest Road 95 from SR 19 to Camp Ocala approximately one mile. On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Engineer was instructed to survey the road for a 66’ right of way to contact the owners with reference to donating the right of way for the road.
Architect Howell Hopson appeared and filed letter from Richard O. Newman, Engineer, in which he advises the mechanical files to be located on the Third Floor in the County Judges’ Office “will not cause a loading condition which exceeds the safe capacity of the structural system.”
On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise for bids for three mechanical filing cabinets. Bids to be received December 5, 1966.
On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Clerk was authorized for bids for surfacing the following County roads, to be received December 12, 1966:
Suburban Shores – Road #1269, 1370
Heruleme Street - #4859
Gray’s Airport - #7310
Spring Lake Manor - #6205
Mrs. Verna Eastwood, Welfare Director, appeared and filed resignation of Patricia Howard, Commodity Supervisor, effective December 1, 1966. On motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the resignation was accepted.
Mrs. Eastwood presented application from Mrs. Nelia J. Burrow for the position of Commodity Supervisor and recommended that Mrs. Burrow be employed in this position. Motion was made by Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, that Mrs. Burrow be employed effective December 1, 1966 at an annual salary of $4,200.00.
REPORTS – OFFICIAL
The Clerk presented annual report of the Board for 1965-66 and same was approved on motion of Commr. Livingston as seconded by Commr. Babb and carried.
roads – county
On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Engineer was instructed to add the following roads to the present County Road System:
Industrial Street – County Road #1-4907
Seminole Street - #1-4906
Lady Lake Clay Pit Road – County Road #1-7303
Sorrento Cemetery Roads – County Road #4-3784, 4-3785, 4-3786, 4-3886, 4-3685
Treadway School Road – County Road #5-5335
The Engineer presented for the Board’s approval a map showing the streets in the Town of Minneola that will be maintained by the County.
The Engineer initiated a discussion with reference to streets within municipalities that will be maintained by the County. Attorney advised the Board should have an agreement with the cities before working on city streets, which should also include an agreement regarding utility easements, etc. On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Attorney was directed to obtain an opinion from Tallahassee regarding this matter.
state road department
Commr. Babb requested the Attorney contact the State Road Department with reference to the Road Department right of way at Astor Park between Old SR 40 and New SR 40 as the telephone company is interested in building a power plant on this site.
The Engineer was instructed to have the clay pit on Griffin View Road fenced in by the prisoner crew and erect “no dumping” signs.
Attorney Duncan presented petition signed by Doris Gilbert agreeing to the exchange of property in Resthaven Subdivision. On motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Board adopted a Resolution authorizing advertising for a public hearing to be held on December 12, 1966 of the intention of Lake County to exchange the following described properties with Mrs. Gilbert:
Property of Doris Gilbert: Lot 8, less the East 10 feet thereof, according to the Plat of Resthaven, filed and recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida, in Plat Book 12, Page 13;
Property of Lake County: An unnumbered tract of land lying immediately North of Lot 1, according to the Plat of Resthaven above described, extending into the waters of the Dora Canal.
licenses & permits
On motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Bond for Carrying Firearms for Ray Lancaster was approved.
It now being the time advertised to hold a public hearing to consider petition to close certain streets in Lowell’s Addition to Lane Park and no one appearing to object to the closing, a motion was made by Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston that the Board adopt a Resolution closing the following described streets:
First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Avenues and First and Second Streets, according to said Plat entitled Lowell’s Addition to Lane Park;
LESS: That part of Second Street lying between Lots 7, Block 1 and Lot 1, of Block 2 of said Lowell’s Addition to Lane Park.
roads – state
Clerk Owens submitted letter from the City of Mount Dora with reference to the necessity for improving State Road 500 along the boundary of the Golden Triangle Shopping Center. The Engineer was instructed to contact the State Road Department to determine its requirements and approximate cost of the necessary improvements.
recess and reassembly
The Board recessed for lunch at twelve o’clock noon and reassembled at 1:30 o’clock P.M. to take up the remaining items of business.
outdoor recreational facilities
Zane DeLoach representing Florida Board of State Parks appeared and advised Lake Griffin State Park is nearing completion and would like the County to clay the roads within the Park. The Attorney advised as the parks are for use by the public, it is legal for the County to furnish clay for the roads. The Chairman informed Mr. DeLoach to contact the Road Superintendent when the clay is needed.
On recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission and on motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, a Resolution was adopted amending the Zoning Rules and Regulations as they pertain to the following described tracts of lands to the classification designated after each description:
1. The West 400 feet of the East 955 feet of Government Lot 10 in Section 25, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, now classified and zoned as R-1-A (Residential) be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification R-3, Mobile Home Park Subdivision.
2. The North 400 feet of the East ½ of the East ½ of the Northwest ¼ of the Southwest ¼ of Section 31, Township 19 South, Range 26 East; now classified and zoned as R-1 (Residential) be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification M-1 (Manufacturing).
3. The Southwest ¼ of the Southeast ¼ in Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, LESS that portion described as follows: Begin at the Northeast corner of said Southeast ¼; run thence Westerly along the South line of Leesburg Heights Subdivision a distance of 338.8 feet; thence run South 50° 51’10” East 212.99 feet; thence run North 86° 23’30” East 168 feet; thence run North 0°23’30” East 130 feet to Point of Beginning; now classified and zoned as R-1-A (Residential) be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification A (Agriculture).
It now being the time advertised to hold a public hearing to consider the extension of zoning in Lake County, the Zoning Director presented a map showing the areas that have been recommended to be included in the zoning extension. No one appeared objecting to the zoning extension, whereupon, on motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a Resolution was adopted extending the zoning within Lake County to include the following described area:
All of the territory of Lake County that is not within the limits of any incorporated municipality;
LESS that certain territory within five (5) miles of the city limits of any municipality; ALSO LESS that certain territory within one thousand feet (1,000’) of the center line of any state primary or secondary road or U. S. Highway;
AND ALSO LESS that area lying south of S. R. 46 between the city limits of Mount Dora and the Wekiva River;
(These exceptions for the purpose of excluding all areas previously zoned.)
The Clerk reported on information received from the Sheriff’s Department regarding the following zoning violators:
E. R. Kimbrell served October 11, 1966
Arthur L. Britt is out of town and notice was left on door
James Carroll’s papers were misplaced and second copies have been furnished the Sheriff to serve.
Mr. Owens was instructed to request the Sheriff to attempt to serve the individuals again who have not been served.
elections – general
Clerk Owens submitted for filing Certificate of County Canvassing Board for the General Election held November 8, 1966.
It now being the time advertised to hold a public hearing to consider petition requesting the reconstruction and repaving of streets in Sylvan Shores Subdivision in accordance with Florida Statutes Chapter 63-15-5. The Board recessed to the Circuit Court Room in order that the spectators could be seated.
The Chairman stated since the petition was filed with the Board a number of names have been withdrawn and he asked the County Engineer to report on the percentages involved. Engineer Hays advised there are now 201 names on the petition out of a total of 290 or 69.31%. He further advised he did not have time to figure the percentage of front footage since the petition was given to him this morning.
J. G. Ray, Attorney, representing the Sylvan Shores Assn. and the owners in favor of the petition, presented requests of six (6) owners that their names be replaced on the petition.
Robert A. Stebbins, Attorney, filed five (5) petitions signed by property owners objecting to the petition.
On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Board agreed to consider the additional names and directed the Engineer to tabulate the percentage of property owners and front footage.
Chairman Theus informed the spectators the Board will hear the results of the tabulation at a special meeting and will act in accord with the law.
The Board members returned to the Commissioners’ Room to take up the remaining items of business.
Chairman Theus stated the special meeting to act on the Sylvan Shores petition will be November 15, 1966 at 4:30 o’clock P.M.
Neal Huebsch, Attorney for the City of Eustis, appeared and requested the County to open Bates Avenue from Grove Street to Bay Street in order that the City might improve Bates Avenue for traffic. On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Clerk was instructed to notify the Fair Association the fence across Bates Avenue will be removed.
Motion was made by Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the action of the Chairman and Clerk in approving application to the Southwest Florida Tuberculosis Hospital for Johnnie Bentley was approved.
The Clerk presented petition signed by twenty-eight persons objecting to the Lake County Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc. Petition was filed with the Board.
board of public instruction
Clerk Owens reported the School Board Superintendent requests approval by this Board of Statement of Assurance in Compliance with 43 CFR 17 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 pertaining to Refuge Revenue Sharing Act. On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Chairman was authorized to execute the agreement, said statement showing the County will receive $72.04 from the Lake Woodruff Refuge land acquisition.
On motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Attorney was authorized to forward statement in the amount of $15,000 to the State Road Department for payment from secondary funds for services rendered in Law Case No. 7228, Lake County vs. Harley G. Morse, et al, State Road 19.
Commr. Livingston advised he and Commr. Babb will attend St. Johns River Valley Advisory Committee meeting in Palatka on Wednesday with reference to proposed water pollution program in the twelve county area, and would like the Board’s approval that Lake County will participate financially in such a program. The Attorney advised in view of the fact it will be for the benefit of the public generally, the Board can expend money from the General Fund for this purpose. On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and concurred by Chairman Theus, the Board agreed to join in the program for the maximum amount of $500 provided the other counties participate.
contracts & agreements
The Clerk submitted agreement between the County and Jack B. Jones, Architect, setting forth professional services to be performed by him on the addition to the Lake Memorial Nursing Home. On motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Board approved six percent (6%) fee of the cost of the work and authorized the Clerk to execute the Agreement.
The Civil Defense Director appeared and advised there will be another exercise in national preparation for a nuclear attack over the nation November 28 through December 7, 1966.
On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Board approved once a month janitor service for the Welfare Office.
The Engineer submitted two proposals for re-roofing the County Barn at Umatilla. On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the low proposal from Horst Roofing and Sheet Metal in the sum of $167.00 was approved.
Adjusted maintenance cost to Courthouse elevator by Otis Elevator Company in the amount of $101.84 was approved on motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Babb and carried.
The Clerk submitted two quotations on two Civil Action Progress Dockets, whereupon motion was made by Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the low proposal from Bowen Supply Company in the sum of $236.00 was approved.
Clerk Owens presented bills totaling $337.81 from Lake Office Equipment purchased by the Court Reporter. Mr. Owens advised the budget approved for the Court Reporter totaled $2,326 for office expenses but did not include office furniture. He has purchased an office chair for $43.90. On motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Clerk was instructed to notify Mr. Hamlin the purchases in the amount of $337.81 are approved but he is overspending his budget and in the future to get the Board’s permission before purchasing office furniture.
Statement from the Soil Conservation Service in the amount of $3,746.01 covering salaries and operation expense in connection with soil survey was approved on motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried.
On motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Babb and concurred by Chairman Theus, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
General Revenue Fund
1 – 220
Mosquito Control State I
1 – 3
Mosquito Control State II
1 – 3
Fine & Forfeiture
1 – 21
Road and Bridge
1 – 92
Bond Interest & Sinking Fund
South Lake Memorial Hospital
Northeast Hospital District
Letter from Marion Engineering Associates, Inc. requesting copy of rules and regulations regarding subdivision plat filing was referred to the Engineer.
Notice from the Inaugural Committee extending invitation to participate in Inaugural Parade to be held on January 3, 1967 was read and filed.
County Agent and Assistants reports for the month of October were filed.
On motion of Commr. Babb seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the minutes of the regular meetings held on October 3 and 10 and the special meeting held on October 25 were approved as submitted.
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 4:00 P.M.