MINUTES OF special MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
friDAY – march 17, 1967
The Board County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, met in special session in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse, Tavares, Florida, on Friday, March 17, 1967, at 9:00 o’clock A.M. with the following members present: Chairman Dykes, Commrs. Theus, Cowart, Livingston and Babb. Others present were Clerk Owens, Attorney Duncan and Deputy Clerk Norma Coven.
The Chairman announced this meeting has been called for the purpose of considering two road contracts and any other business which might be brought before the Board.
The Board members concurring, the Chairman instructed Clerk Owens to notify the Mosquito Control Director to allow Suburban Refuse Service to dump waste from Sumter County in the Lady Lake Landfill until April 1, 1967.
Roads – state
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, right of way contract was approved on Job 11518-2601, SR S-474 (Green Swamp Road), and the Board adopted a resolution agreeing to furnish the necessary rights of way, borrow pits, and easement for said portion of said road and authorized the County Attorney to proceed with condemnation proceedings.
On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, right of way contract was approved on Job 11506-2604, SR S-19-A (Kurt Street), and the Board adopted a resolution agreeing to furnish the necessary rights of way, borrow pits, and easements for said portion of said road and authorized the County Attorney to proceed with condemnation proceedings.
Clerk Owens advised Hugh Hanna of the State Road Department called and said the Department is ready to advertise bids for construction of bridge and approaches at the Palatlakaha River on SR S-48 and there is no money in the budget for this job. On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Board authorized the transfer of funds for the resurfacing of Grove Street from Badger Avenue in Eustis South to SR 19, to the Palatlakaha Bridge project.
On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, a resolution was adopted to alter and extend the route of Kurt Street as shown in the original resolution to the following described route:
Commence at a point near the Southeast corner of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Sec. 22, Twp. 19 S., Range 26 E., said point being on SR S-19-A, thence North across SR 500 and joining Kurt Street and continuing along Kurt Street to the Right of Way of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, and following along the Easterly boundary of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad to Lakeview Avenue, then East along Lakeview Avenue to Bay Street (SR 19).
elections – special
Chairman Dykes appointed Commrs. Cowart and Babb to serve on the Canvassing Board for the Special General Election of March 28, 1967.
Clerk Owens reported the insurance company carrying the fire and extended coverage o the Fair buildings thinks the buildings are under-insured, and want the company appraiser to appraise the buildings. The Clerk was instructed to advise the insurance company to have the appraisal made and give a report to the Board.
Appraisals – county property
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Board appointed Don Driggers and Edwin R. Waite to appraise the fairground property. It is the Board’s opinion the property should be sold instead of trading property with the City of Eustis.
The Clerk presented letter from the County Engineer stating that 78.59 percent of property owners and 75.93 percent owners of front footage have signed the petition to resurface the East and West streets in Sylvan Shores Subdivision. Motion was made by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, that the petition filed by property owners in Sylvan Shores Subdivision for the repairing and resurfacing of certain streets in Sylvan Shores Subdivision having been shown to include more than 75 percent of the owners of property along said streets and includes in area more than 75 percent of the frontage upon said streets to be improved, that said petition be accepted for consideration as provided by Special Act 63-1505, authorizing Lake County to pave the streets in subdivisions; and that the name of J. Toms Dover, Jr. presented by Vern Freeman be included as a signature on the petition.
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 10:10 o’clock A.M.