MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – JUNE 8, 1970
The Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, met in regular session in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse, Tavares, Florida, on Monday, June 8, 1970, at 9:00 o’clock A.M. with the following members present: James R. Carson, Jr., Chairman; Alex J. Macdonell, J. M. Hoskinson, Thomas J. Windram, and Kenneth VanAuken. Also present were: Clerk of Circuit Court Frank E. Owens and Deputy Clerk Norma H. Coven.
The Chairman called the meeting to order and delivered the invocation after which the Pledge of Allegiance was given.
On motion of Commr. VanAuken seconded by Commr. Hoskinson and carried, the minutes of regular meeting of May 4, 1970 were approved as corrected.
On motion of Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. Macdonell and carried, the following changes were approved to the present indigent list:
District #1 - ADD Edna Hubbard - $40.00
INCREASE Elsie Crumpler - $49.00
4 - ADD Eddie Jackson $9.96, and
INCREASE to $25.00 next month
ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPT.
Chairman Carson reported on trip to Alford, Florida on Saturday to look over and perhaps buy some Road and Bridge equipment. The equipment would have been satisfactory for the County’s needs, but the price was too high for it not to be new equipment; therefore, we did not contract for any.
The Board members concurring, the Chairman said he would have the palm trees in the right of way on SR 19 transferred to the Fairgrounds.
Appraisal was submitted from Dalton S. Payne on 10.4 acres owned by Philips’ Enterprises showing the present cash market value of the property to be $9500.00 based on comparable sales in the general vicinity. Supplement to the appraisal was submitted stating that the owner will accept $9,000.00 from the County and will pay all costs incidental to the sale. Motion was made by Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, that the County purchase the property from Philips’ Enterprises for the sum of $9,000.00, subject to clear title for same, said property being described as follows:
That part of the W ½ of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 15/22/24 lying North of the Atlantic Coastline (now Seaboard Coastline) railroad right of way, less and except therefrom the following description: Beginning at a point 35 ft. South of the NW corner of said W ½ of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 15/22/24, thence run South 417.42 ft., thence run East 417.42 ft., thence run North 417.42 ft., thence run West to the point of beginning, the above exception being the present County clay pit, containing 4 acres more or less.
roads – county
On motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, the Board approved and accepted for maintenance, subject to the necessary right of way, continuation of 600 feet to County Road #5-7874, known as Lukas Road in Umatilla Subdivision.
Fred Lee Colden appeared and requested that the roads in the Lisbon area be scraped. This matter was referred to Commr. VanAuken.
It now being the time advertised to receive bids for the purchase of two (2) 10 cu. yd. and 4-4 cu. yd. dump trust, the Chairman directed the Clerk to open and tabulate the bids; whereupon, on opening the bids the Clerk presented letters from Eustis Dodge, Inc. and Jungle Auto Service declining to bid on the trucks due to the penalty clause in the specifications.
On motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, the Clerk was authorized to re-advertise for two (2) 1970 or later models 10 cu. yd. dump trucks. Bids to be received July 10, 1970.
The Board considered petition to close certain unnamed street in King Homestead Subdivision which was continued from June 1, 1970, and no one appeared to object to the closing; a motion was made by Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, that the Board adopt a Resolution closing the following described road:
That certain unnamed street or road lying East of and adjacent to the East line of Lot 28 and the East line of the unnumbered lot South of said Lot 28 (sometimes known as Lot 30) in King Homestead, a subdivision in Lake County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat 1, page 47, Public Records of Lake County, Florida, running to the waters of Crooked Lake.
Louis C. George, Architect, appeared and submitted proposal for remodeling the Old Health Department Building into a storage building. Cost of estimate plus $2,000 architect’s fee, totaled $15,000. Alternate proposal to remove existing roof and construct a second story for needed office space was estimated at $27,000. The Chairman advised Mr. George the proposal will be taken under advisement.
bonds – misc.
On motion of Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, Bond for Carrying Firearm was approved for Richard G. Shipes, Jr.
Commr. Macdonell moved that on recommendation of law enforcement officers, that Bond for Carrying Firearm on Isaac Watts be rejected. The motion was seconded by Commr. Windram and unanimously carried.
Deputy Sheriff bond for Shirley Elaine Wilson with Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co. as Surety, was approved on motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried.
Contractor’s bond for Certificates of Competency for James H. Snell was approved on option of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried.
licenses and permits
The following Use Permits were approved on motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried:
To Lester F. Jackson for the construction and maintenance of irrigation and water line under County Road #3-4664 between U.S. 441 and Lake Woodward.
To Sumter Electric Coop., Inc. for the construction and maintenance of distribution line along County Road #2-1207 between SR 565 for a distance of .5 mile East.
To Sumter Electric Coop., Inc. for the construction and maintenance of distribution line along County Road #2-2005 between SR 50 for a distance of .6 mile NW.
On motion of Commr. Macdonell seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, the following items were declared obsolete and of no value and removed from the property records:
Property No. 1538 – White Sewing Machine (Juvenile Shelter)
Property No. 2012 – RCA Victor Television (Juvenile Shelter)
road maintenance – subdivisions
Commr. VanAuken said he has received request from W. H. Vernor for the County to improve the roads in his subdivision and he will make reimbursement for the costs. The Board members concurring, the Chairman instructed Commr. VanAuken to advise Mr. Vernor the County cannot enter into such an agreement.
Commr. Windram said he has a request from property owner in Shore Acres to extend a dead-end County road to his home and offered to split the cost of same, but have advised him the Board will not do this.
Commr. Windram informed the Board he has contacted the City of Eustis and Mount Dora relative to the County maintaining the Tri City Landfill and asked Mr. Hoskinson to contact the City of Tavares on this.
roads – county
Following a discussion on the feasibility of constructing a road to the Bates Avenue School, Chairman Carson agreed to contact the Department of Transportation relative to using secondary funds for this project.
On motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr Macdonell and carried, a Resolution was adopted declaring the following described road to be a public road by prescription based upon the evidence submitted and subject to use by the public at all times:
Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 14, Township 23 South, Range 25 East, said point being located near the center line of County Road #3-1040; thence run Southwesterly along said center line 1460 ft. more or less to the point of beginning; thence run East 1200 ft. more or less to the end of this center line of said road.
W. T. Mills, Juvenile Counselor, appeared and presented Certificate of Appreciation to the Board for the cooperation and immediate action in building the road to the Lake County Boys Ranch.
contracts and agreements
Attorney Duncan presented revised contract with Triangle Metal and Paper Salvage for the removal of junk cars and appliances and the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute same.
recess and reassembly
The meeting recessed for lunch at 11:30 o’clock A.M. and reconvened at 1:30 P.M. to take up the remaining items of business.
Commr. Macdonell advised he has received complaints of a cattle gap being erected across a prescriptive road South of Okahumpka.
Letter from the State Air & Water Pollution Control Department requesting that they be furnished copy of any publication concerning comprehensive planning for the County, was referred to the Planning Director.
funds – transfers
On motion of Commr. Macdonell seconded by Commr. Hoskinson and carried, the Board approved transfer of $5,200.00 from Acct. #34140 in the Sheriff’s Budget (Expenses) to Acct. #84182 (Equipment).
Members of the Board concurring, the Chairman directed the Clerk to place on time deposit all funds in the demand account over $1,000.00.
The Clerk was authorized to transfer $179.95 in the Juvenile Budget from Acct. #56823 (Maintenance and Equipment) to Acct. #86882 (Purchase of Equipment).
On motion of Commr. Macdonell seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, the Board approved the purchase of a home type washing machine for the Juvenile Shelter in the amount of $179.92.
Statement for appraisal services from Dalton S. Payne in the sum of $10.00 was approved for payment on motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. Macdonell and carried.
On motion of Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. Hoskinson and carried, the Board approved payment of $95.20 for 4-H member to attend Citizenship Short Course in Washington, D. C. July 12-18; also $50.00 for 4-H leaders to attend Boys Camp, Doe Lake, June 15-19.
On motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, travel was approved for J. W. Bryant as follows:
June 10 – St. Petersburg to confer with Veterans Administration and the Florida Division of Community Affairs.
June 24 – Jacksonville to confer with Veterans Administration.
Reimbursement to the Lake County Chamber of Commerce for June expenses in the amount of $2,083.33, was approved on motion of Commr. VanAuken seconded by Commr. Hoskinson and carried.
Payment to the Dept. of Health & Rehabilitative Services for Medicaid for March $6,948.17 and April $6,953.48, was approved on motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried.
On motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, payment to the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council was approved for April $976.21 and May $916.55.
Request from Emogene Stegall to attend Elections Workshop and Supervisor’s Conference in Tallahassee on July 7-11, was approved on motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried.
Travel request from Doris Babb to attend Clerk’s Convention at Redington Beach, July 17-19, was approved on motion of Commr. Windram seconded by Comr. VanAuken and carried.
Request from the Juvenile Judge for repairs to the floors at the Juvenile Shelter was referred to Commr. VanAuken.
On motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
General Revenue Fund
1625 – 1874
Mosquito Control – State I
38 – 42
60 - 64
Motor Vehicle Inspection
175 – 195
Fine and Forfeiture Fund
166 – 186
Road and Bridge Fund
626 – 704
Bond Interest & Sinking Fund
Northeast Lake County Ambulance
Northwest Lake County Ambulance
On motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, the Clerk was instructed to advertise notice of Board of Tax Adjustment (Equalization Board) for the first meeting in August.
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 3:15 o’clock P.M.