MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – APRIL 7, 1969
The Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, convened in regular session in the Commissioner’s Room in the Courthouse, Tavares, Florida, on Monday, April 7, 1969, at 9:00 o’clock A.M. with the following members present: Commissioner Thomas J. Windram, Chairman; Commissioners James R. Carson, Jr., Alex J. Macdonnell, J. M. Hoskinson and Kenneth VanAuken. Also present were County Attorney, C. E. Duncan; County Engineer Gordon Hays, Jr.; Clerk of the Circuit Court Frank E. Owens and Deputy Clerk Norma H. Coven.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman Windram and the invocation was given by Mr. Hays.
On motion of Commissioner Carson, seconded by Commissioner VanAuken, and carried, the minutes of the special meetings of February 17, 19 and 27, 1969 and regular meetings of March 3 and 10, 1969 were approved as submitted.
Commissioner Hoskinson made a motion that the time of the regular Board meetings be from 10:00 o’clock A.M. to 9:00 o’clock A.M. The motion was seconded by Commissioner VanAuken and unanimously carried.
RIGHT OF WAY – Roads
Mr. Harley Morse was present and submitted Dedication to the Public for roadway purposes the following described land:
An easement for ingress and egress, over, upon and across a strip of land 50 fee wide lying 25 feet on each side of the following described centerline: From the Northeast corner of the Southwest ¼ of the Southeast ¼ of Section 33, Township 17 South, Range 29 East, in Lake County, Florida, run thence West along the North line of the said Southwest ¼ of the Southeast ¼ a distance of 175 feet to the point of beginning of said centerline. From said point of beginning, run thence South 1°14’20” West 495 feet; thence South 89°56’ East 119.55 feet, more or less, to the Westerly line of the right of State Road No. 44.
The dedication for acceptance as a road right of way, without maintenance, was accepted on motion of Commissioner VanAuken, seconded by Commissioner Macdonnell and carried.
Mr. Lowrie Brown appeared and presented petition to close a certain road which serves no useful purpose to any of the public except the Petitioner; whereupon, on motion of Commissioner VanAuken, seconded by Commissioner Carson, and carried, a resolution was adopted accepting the petition and authorizing a public hearing for May 12, 1969 at 10 o’clock A.M. to consider the closing of the following described road:
Commence at the center of Sec. 3, Tp. 19 S. R. 25 E., thence run Westerly along County Road 5-5929 (Lisbon Fernery Road) 300 feet more or less, to the Point of Beginning; thence run Northerly 650 feet more or less; thence run Easterly 400 feet more or less; thence run Northerly 1200 feet more or less, to the Southwest corner of the following described tract of land; Begin on the South side of the right of way or Atlantic Coast Line Railroad 230 feet East of the Northwest corner of NE-1/4 of Sec. 3, Tp. 19 S. R. 25 E., Run Southwesterly along a drainage ditch to the West line of NE-1/4 of said Section; thence run South 692 feet, thence run East 660 feet; thence run North 821.5 feet; thence run West to the Point of Beginning.
The Attorney presented petition signed by Katherine M. Stephenson and Attorney for Harland R. Fogle to close a certain road and soma was accepted on motion of Commissioner Carson, seconded by Commissioner Hoskinson, and carried, and a resolution was adopted authorizing a public hearing for May 5, 1969 at 10:00 o’clock to consider the closing of the following described road:
From the W¼ corner of Section 21, Township 18 South, Range 29 East, run thence South 350’ more or less, thence West 250’ more or less to the intersection of a sand road and the point of beginning; thence run Southeasterly, Easterly and Northeasterly along said sand road, a total distance of 3250’ more or less to its intersection with a North-South sand road, said description being located partly in Sections 20 and 21, Township 18 South, Range 29 East, Lake County, Florida.
It now being the time advertised to hold a public hearing to consider petition to close platted streets in the Town of Higley, and no one appearing to object to the closing, a motion was made by Commissioner VanAuken, seconded by Commissioner Carson, and carried, that the Board adopt a resolution to close the following describe streets:
The South 200 feet of the unnamed street dividing the East and West halves of Block 54;
The unnamed street lying between Blocks 54 and 61;
The unnamed street dividing the East and West halves of Block 61;
ALL according to the Plat of the Town of Higley, filed and recorded in 1884 in the public records of Orange County, Florida, (said property now being a part of Lake County, Florida).
Mr. and Mrs. John Erbele appeared and requested permission to close Old SR561 West of Sheperd’s Lake. Attorney Duncan stated it will have to be determined if the County has title to the property. He was directed to investigate the title and advise Mr. Erbele of the proper procedure to follow.
Commissioner Hoskinson asked what relief, if any, can be given to the resident of Edgewater Beach Subdivision on roads that have previously been closed by the Board. Attorney Duncan advised the action of the Board in closing the roads, actually caused a reversion of lands and title to the adjoining property owners, and this Board cannot rescind the former action. He was instructed to so advise Mr. W. B. Burch.
PLANNING & ZONING
Ley Smith, Attorney, and J. C. Watkins, County Planning Director were present relative to Conditional Use Permit 119-3 approved by the Board on March 10, 1969. After discussing the intent of the Board, the action of the Board on March 10, 1969 was upheld.
Mr. Watkins filed resolutions passed by the Board of Zoning Appeals on Appeal Case BZA-69-1 and BZA-69-2.
Finding of Facts relative to the following Condition Use Permit filed:
Nos. 120-4 122-4
MAPS & PLATS
Clerk Owens advised the Plat of Orlando Hills together with Dedication of Roads has been sent to his office for recording in Official Records. Attorney Duncan said we cannot refuse to record the Dedication in Official Records but the Plat would not be filed according to the Plat law. Engineer Hays informed the Board percolation tests have been made and approved for septic tank type sewage. Mr. Watkins was instructed to notify the owners of the proper procedure for filing the plat.
ELECTIONS – Precincts
Mrs. Katherine Baker, Supervisor of Elections, was present concerning Precinct 37 (Eustis, North) which has only 67 voters. Mrs. Baker suggested that the Precinct be abolished and the voters notified to vote at Dona Vista or Grand Island. The Chairman instructed Mrs. Baker to furnish the Board members a list of the number of voters and voting machines in the precincts, which will be considered at the first meeting in May.
Clerk Owens presented request from the Clermont High School for the use of two voting machines for school election on April 11th. On motion of Commissioner Hoskinson, seconded by Commissioner Carson, and carried, the request was approved at no cost to the school except transportation charges.
LICENSES & PERMITS
Frank Skilbred and Gerard Kelch of the Hula Hut Bar and Lounge were present with further reference to extending the closing hours of their establishment. Attorney Duncan advised the County has the right to change the hours but no right to chance the license fee. The Chairman instructed the Attorney to pursue the procedure to change license fees in the County.
Mr. Jim Noblitt representing Nationwide Insurance Company appeared and announced due to the excellent safety record, the Board can expect a two percent reduction in the rate of the Workmen’s Compensation Policy after the audit.
COMPLAINTS & WATER POLLUTION
Mrs. Dorie Hostettler appeared and complained of the condition of Lake Dicie since a storm sewer was installed from SR 19. A representative of the Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission was to appear with her but was called out of town. Chairman requested Mrs. Hostettler to have the Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission make recommendations to the Board to correct this condition.
Dennie Lambert of the Forest Service appeared and advised there is some indication the Board may be asked to increase the speed limit in Alexander Springs Creek, which was established by the Board on November 9, 1964. Mr. Lambert expressed his concern for the wildlife and canoeists if the speed is increased and asked the Board’s indulgence if the request is made.
Mrs. Fowler appeared and complained that street sign on Bloomfield Avenue South of SR 48 read “Crabb Avenue.” For historical purposes she feels that the name Bloomfield Avenue should be retained. Attorney Duncan informed Mrs. Fowler if the street was dedicated to be Bloomfield Avenue and there has been no action to change it, it is still Bloomfield Avenue. Engineer Hays reported he posted the Crabb Avenue sign on instructions from Mr. Cowart. Commissioner Macdonell was requested to investigate this matter.
L. T. Barksdale was present and requests a six months extension to complete water and sewage requirements in his subdivision. Need to have percolation test and get 50’ right of way dedicated to the public.
Mr. E. T. Hall, Surveyor and Engineer, appeared and spoke on behalf of Mr. Barksdale and the other developers in this position, stating the 6 months extension is unfair to the developers but to the engineers and surveyors who have many problems to arise that we have no control over. On motion of Commissioner Macdonell, seconded by Commissioner Hoskinson, and carried, a resolution was adopted granting a final extension of six months to the developers of the following described subdivisions to complete requirements for water and sewage facilities:
1. That part of Government Lot 2 in Sec. 18, Tp. 19S., R. 26 E., in Lake County, Florida, lying South of recorded Plat known as Western Shores, located at the West end of Lake Eustis.
2. A Subdivision at Eagles Nest in Sec. 36, Tp. 18S., R. 24 E.
3. Imperial Mobile Terrace, 30 lots ±, West side of Original and First Addition
4. Holiday Havens, 1st Addition, Astor.
Paul Milton, Mosquito Control Director, was present and reported the County is in need of six additional dump sites in the Astor Park, Cassia, Paisley, Sorrento, Mt. Plymouth, and south of Groveland areas. Mr. Milton advised the County owns property on SR 33 which would make an ideal site, but there is no land available in the Astor Park area. Mr. Lambert offered to make application to the federal government for sites in the National Forest. He said such areas are available provided the county maintains the sites and allows no burning. Mr. Milton further advised the cost of maintaining and equipping the sites could be estimated at $8,600 for salaries and $6,000 for maintenance of tow machines, which are already on hand.
Robert A. Stebbins, representing the City of Eustis, was present and spoke of the necessity of locations in the rural areas. Mr. Gresham of Montverde expressed his concern of the increase in refuse in his area. Mr. Milton was instructed to submit a county map showing the locations of the existing landfills and the ones under consideration. Mr. Lambert was requested to work with Mr. Milton on the sites in the forest and secure permit for the county to maintain the landfills.
Late in the day Mr. Milton presented the map as requested and after further discussion the Chairman asked Mr. Milton to inspect any location and make his recommendation to the Board.
OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
The following representatives from the City of Tavares were present relative to the maintenance of the wayside park on Lake Eustis:
Mayor Fred Stover; City Administrator Wallace DeDier; Council
Vice President M. H. Edge
Mr. DeDier reported the City has been clearing the area of trash and garbage and furnishing restroom supplies although the City has no jurisdiction in the area. Mayor Stover asked the Board to send the prison crew to the area on Monday mornings to clean the area because of the tight schedule the City men work and Monday mornings are the worst days.
Attorney Duncan advised he has not received a reply to his letter to the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund regarding the annexation of the area into the City of Tavares, but do have the consent of the State Road Department. Chairman Windram said since this matter cannot be concluded until we hear from the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, the Board will check with the Sheriff regarding the expense of deputizing a Tavares police officer.
Mr. Gresham and Mr. Martin, Councilmen of the Town of Montverde, discussed a plan whereby the county could improve the streets within the town. The Engineer advised the entire project will cost approximately $2,500. Mr. Gresham said the town cannot afford to have all the work done at once. The Engineer was instructed to work with the Town of Montverde on streets to be improved on a staggered basis.
On motion of Commissioner Hoskinson, seconded by Commissioner VanAuken, and carried, the Engineer was instructed to bill Marion County $500 for annual road maintenance in accordance with contact dated May 10th, 1967.
RECESS & REASSEMBLY
The meeting recessed for lunch at 12:25 o’clock P.M. and convened at 1:45 o’clock P.M. to take up the remaining items of business.
Paul Milton, Mosquito Control Director, requested permission to erect three (3) one thousand gallon insecticide storage tanks at Minneola Barn, Umatilla Barn and the Leesburg Barn, resulting in a saving of time and expense for the fog trucks. The request was granted and Mr. Milton was instructed to work with the County Engineer when erecting the tanks.
Report was filed from the Mosquito Control Director on Aerial Insecticide Applications recommending that any participation should be on a temporary basis until more knowledge is gained in this field.
SALARIES & WAGES
C. W. Sheffield and Ted Wicks of the Pollution Control Board were present relative to part-time help for Mr. Wicks. On motion of Commissioner Carson, seconded by Commissioner VanAuken, and carried, the Board approved employment of Paul Carpenter at $1.75 per hour for approximately 24 hours a week.
Mr. Sheffield discussed application of East Central Florida Regional Planning Council to the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration for assistance in a water quality study of the Oklawaha Basin, whereby members of the Council would participate in the study. Commissioner Carson commented it is his understanding Lake County has entered into a study of the Basin with Dr. Lackey and Orange County. Mr. Sheffield said this should be a continuing study as the waters change drastically.
Mr. E. T. Hall advised there are three Pollution Control Board members whose terms expire in June 1969, e.g., Carol Floyd, Roy Snell and E. T. Hall.
At this time the Board recessed to the Courthouse lobby to view Automatic Voting Machine to be demonstrated by Drew Equipment Company.
ROADS – State
The Chairman filed notice from the State Road Department that interested persons may request a public hearing concerning the construction of SR 19 between Eustis and Umatilla by submitting request in writing no later than April 24, 1969.
Chairman Windram submitted letter from the State Road Department relative to petition submitted by W. H. Reedy, signed by residents of Imperial Terrace, Tropical Shores and Venetial Gardens, requesting an acceleration lane be installed at their entrance to US 441. Letter states it is not the policy of the State Road Department to construct this type of acceleration lane. Clerk Owens was instructed to inform Mr. Reedy that Lake County does not have the funds to do the work; however, if the residents are interested in paying the cost of the construction, the Board will investigate the cost.
Clerk Owens presented notice from the State Road Department that SR 19-A (Kurt St.) is completed and that same is returned to the County for Maintenance.
Engineer Hays reported he has received no replies to his letter to the State Road Department relative to the City of Leesburg, the Board of Public Instruction and Lake County sharing the costs of construction of sidewalks along SR S-44-C (Griffin Road).
Commissioner VanAuken proposed a resolution to the State Road Department to consider the widening of SR 42 at its intersection with SR 44 and extending westerly to SR 19 at Altoona; also, a safety study of the Haines Creek Bridge on SR 44 at Lisbon. Engineer Hays advised SR 42 is a public road by prescription. The motion died for lack of a second.
STATE ROAD DEPARTMENT
The Engineer reported he has received agreeable replies from four towns in the County to assume maintenance costs of flashing signals at school crossings but have not heard from Leesburg and Umatilla. Action was deferred until all replies are received.
ROADS – County
Engineer Hays presented letter from the Post Office Department that all postmasters in the county have been reminded when an extension is proposed over a private road, or a road not maintained by road authorities, they must obtain and submit a letter from the person responsible for maintaining the road that will be kept passable at all times.
The engineer submitted letter from the City of Eustis requesting $200.00 as the County’s share for resurfacing Lindale Avenue. Also, that the County repair the curbs and sidewalks on Center and resurface Floral Avenue. He was instructed to secure more definite information on this.
Engineer Hays represented list of recommendations from the last road inspection trip for the Board’s approval, together with list of road projects in priority order. Action deferred until the next regular meeting.
On recommendation of the Engineer and on motion of Commissioner Macdonell, seconded by Commissioner Carson, and carried, deeds and easements were accepted conveying the following described properties to Lake County and same was ordered recorded upon the public records:
GRANTORS: Fred Thomas and wife, Myrtle Thomas, Mascotte, Florida
ALL THAT PART OF:
A strip of land lying West of Massachusetts Avenue, opposite Lots 1-5 (both inclusive), Block B, Sunset Heights, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 45, Public Records of Lake County, Florida in Section 14, Township 22 South, Range 24 East and lying East of the West boundary of said Section 14;
LYING WITHIN 5 FEET ON EACH SIDE (10 feet total) OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINES:
Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 14, Township 22 South, Range 24 East; thence run South 1,500.74 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence run North 86°44’ East 76 feet ± to the edge of pavement of Massachusetts Avenue.
Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 14, Township 22 South, Range 24 East; thence run South 1,536.74 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence run North 86°44’ East 80 feet ± to the edge of pavement of Massachusetts Avenue.
GRANTORS: Ernest P. Kidd and wife, Martha L. Kidd, P.O. Box 705, Eustis, Florida
THE NORTHERLY 5 FEET OF:
Lot 131, Eldorado Heights Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, Public Records of Lake County, Florida, together with its extension to the waters of Lake El Dorado.
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that in the event said land shall cease to be used for said drainage sewer, then the interest hereby conveyed shall revert to the first parties, their heirs or assigns.
GRANTORS: Steve Retey and wife, Charlene Retey, P.O. Box 1045, Eustis, Florida
THE SOUTHERY 5 FEET OF:
Lot 130 and its extension to the waters of Lake Eldorado, Eldorado Heights Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, Public Records of Lake County, Florida.
GRANTOR: Doris L. Logan, a widow, 224 American Gold Star Homes, Long Beach, California
Commence at the center of Section 12, Township 19 South, Range 25 East; thence run North 0°07’15” East 367.00 feet to the North boundary of Oklawaha Drive; thence run South 87°08’ East 1253 feet along the North boundary of Oklawaha Drive; thence run South 54°03’ East 447 feet along the Northeasterly boundary of Oklawaha Drive; thence run South 35°57’ West 37.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue running South 35°57’ West 6.50 feet; thence run South 54°03’ East 100.00 feet; thence run North 35°57’ East 6.50 feet; thence run North 54°03’ West 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning.
GRANTORS: Owen L. Cribb and wife, Viola Cribb, 930 George Circle, Jacksonville, Florida
Commence at the center of Section 12, Township 19 South, Range 25 East; thence run North 0°07’15” East 367.00 feet to the North boundary of Oklawaha Drive; thence run South 87°08’ East 1253.00 feet along the North boundary of Oklawaha Drive; thence run South 54°03’ East 747.00 feet along the Northeasterly boundary of Oklawaha Drive to the Point of Beginning of Parcel 1; thence run North 35°57’ East 6.50 feet; thence run South 54°03’ East 100.00 feet; thence run South 35°57’ West 6.50 feet; thence run North 54°03’ West 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning;
Commence at the above Point of Beginning; thence run South 35°57’ West 37.00 feet to the Point of Beginning of Parcel 2; thence continue running South 35°57’ West 6.50 feet; thence run South 54°03’ East 100.00 feet; thence run North 35°57’ East 6.50 feet; thence run North 54°03’ West 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning.
GRANTORS: Thomas Edward Martin and wife, Cora Belle Martin, Route 2, Box 499, Leesburg, Florida
Commence at the center of Section 12, Township 19 South, Range 25 East; thence run North 0°07’15” East 330.00 feet to the South boundary of Oklawaha Drive; thence run North 87°08’ West along said south boundary 200.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue running North 87°08’ West 100.00 feet; thence run South 0°07’15” West 6.50 feet; thence run South 87°08’ East 100.00 feet; thence run North 0°07’15” East 6.50 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Request from E. S. Burnett for the construction of a railroad crossing over the Seaboard Coastline Railroad 2,389 feet East of Milepost TA-788, Sorrento, was referred to the Attorney.
On recommendation of the Clerk, budget hearings were set for May 27, 1969 at 9:00 o’clock A.M.
RIGHT OF WAY – Roads
On motion of Commissioner Hoskinson, seconded by Commissioner VanAuken, and carried, the Attorney was directed to request permission of the State Road Department for the City of Clermont to erect “Welcome to Clermont” sign on the right-of-way on SR 50.
LAW & LEGISLATURE
Commissioner Hoskinson inquired about the Board’s previous request for copies of all local bills to be presented to the Legislature. Clerk Owens informed the Board the bills had been requested from Representative Bill Reedy and he advises he does not have them. Attorney Duncan said each governmental agency has its own bills including the Board of Public Instruction. The Chairman instructed the Clerk to ask Mr. Reedy for a list of the names of the agencies or organizations present at the Legislative Hearing.
On motion of Commissioner Hoskinson, seconded by Commissioner VanAuken, and carried, the Attorney was instructed to advertise the Special Act with reference to enacting ordinances. Also, to obtain copy of Special Act from Hernando County relative to secondary road maintenance.
On motion of Commissioner Hoskinson, seconded by Commissioner Macdonell, and carried, the Attorney was authorized to advertise amendment to the present Act relative to paving streets within subdivisions.
Certificates of Error and Corrections on the 1968 Tax Roll as submitted by the Tax Assessor, numbered 126-137 were approved on motion of Commissioner Carson, seconded by Commissioner VanAuken, and carried.
Clerk Owens informed the Board the fire coverage on county buildings has been increased $102,289.00 to cover the buildings located on the Fairgrounds.
The Clerk submitted request from the Veterans Service Officer for office space in the present Health Department Building when it is vacated. The Clerk mentioned to the Board storage space will be needed in this building for storing old tax books, although, old records are now being microfilmed. He was instructed to review the Statutes concerning the feasibility of destroying old records.
The Engineer’s request for Architect’s recommendations to add a second floor to the Engineering Building was denied.
The Clerk was directed to make a survey of space available in any of the county buildings.
BONDS – Miscellaneous
Contractor’s Bonds for Certificates of Competency were approved as follows on motion of Commissioner Hoskinson, seconded by Commissioner VanAuken, and carried:
Nos. 411-416 and 118-69 reactivating an inactive license for Frank Hipp.
Deputy Sheriff Bond for Robert A. Gnann in the amount of $1,000 surety Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co. was approved on motion of Commissioner Macdonell, seconded by Commissioner Carson, and carried.
Cancellation notice from the Insurance Company of North America that Highway Permit Bond issued to Floralina Exploration Company was filed.
Request to the Engineering Department to erect signs at the Little League Baseball Field in Eustis was denied because this is not County property.
The action of the Chairman and Clerk in approving application to the W. T. Edwards Tuberculosis Hospital for Margaret Lee O’Neal was approved on motion of Commissioner Hoskinson, seconded by Commissioner Carson, and carried.
Resolution adopted by the Lake County Safety Council endorsing the semi-annual motor vehicle inspection program was filed.
The Engineer requested the designation of The First State Bank & Trust Company, Eustis, as a depository for the Eustis Motor Vehicle Inspection station because of the mileage and time involved to deposit the funds in First Nation Bank of Mount Dora. Action was deferred pending advice from the Clerk.
SALARIES & WAGES
On recommendation of the Planning Director and on motion of Commissioner Hoskinson, seconded by Commissioner Macdonell, and carried, the Board approved the employment of Thomas Edward Chapman, Jr., as Civil Defense Coordinator under the Planning Department, at an annual salary of $7,000.
LICENSES & PERMITS
The following Use Permits were filed by the Engineer:
To Florida Telephone Corp. – Permit Nos. 108, 109, 110, 145, 149 and amendments to Nos. 143 & 144.
To Florida Power Corp. for the construction and maintenance of wood pole line and mercury vapor street lights on County Road 3-4664 between SR 19A and SR 500.
Letter of resignation from Harold G. Drake, as Assistant Civil Defense Director was accepted on motion of Commissioner Hoskinson, seconded by Commissioner Carson, and carried.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Notice from the Lake County Chamber of Commerce regarding the resignation of Oakley Seaver from the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce was read and filed.
CANCELLATION OF WARRANTS
On motion of Commissioner Carson, seconded by Commissioner Hoskinson, and carried, the Clerk was authorized to cancel the following described warrants:
Fine & Forfeiture Fund No. 347 payable to H. G. Baker in the amount of $9.20 Witness County Judge’s Court.
General Revenue Fund No. 1551 payable to Mrs. C. E. Meese in the amount of $40.00, care of Eben Miller.
On motion of Commissioner Hoskinson, seconded by Commissioner Carson, and carried, the Clerk was authorized to refund $30.00 to Wm. G. Higdon deposited with the Building Department for H. H. Block examination which was cancelled; also, to refund $49.00 to Edw. C. Moyer on Building Permit No. 9547, due to the face Mr. Moyer does not intend to build on the property.
The Planning Director was authorized to purchase filing cabinet for the sum of $86.00 on motion of Commissioner VanAuken, seconded by Commissioner Macdonell, and carried.
Two flashing signals at the railroad crossing on SR S-452 at a cost of $300.00 were approved on recommendation of the Engineer, with the City of Eustis maintaining the signals and furnishing electricity.
On motion of Commissioner Hoskinson, seconded by Commissioner Macdonell, and carried, $2,500.00 was approved for 10,000 Vehicle Safety Inspection Certificates.
On motion of Commissioner Hoskinson, seconded by Commissioner Carson, and carried, amendment to the contact with Florida Power Corporation for furnishing power and overhead street lights at the interchange of SR 19 and SR 500 was approved at a cost of $95.00 per month.
Request form Tax Assessor for $20,000 advance on commissions on 1969 tax roll was approved on motion of Commissioner Macdonell, seconded by Commissioner Hoskinson, and carried.
Request form Legislative Delegation for funds to obtain legal assistance during the Legislature, resulted in the following action: Chairman Windram was authorized to discuss this request with the other counties the delegation serves and if in his judgment the request is justified, the Board approved $500.00 for one month, with the members voting as follows:
Commissioner Carson Yes
The Chairman declared the motion carried.
On motion of Commissioner Macdonell, seconded by Commissioner Hoskinson, and carried, the payrolls for the month of March were approved.
Resolution and request from Broward County for the Board’s approval and recommendation to the State Road Department of the proposed plan for the extension of I-75 from Tampa to Miami was read and filed.
Letter from Geraldine Fell, District Child Welfare Supervisor, advising she has been transferred to Jacksonville was read and filed.
The following monthly reports were filed:
Agricultural agents and assistants
Veteran’s Service Officer
Surplus Commodity Warehouse Supervisor
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 7:15 o’clock P.M.