MINUTES OF special MEETING OF the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
monday – march 29, 1971
A special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida was held in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse, Tavares, Florida, on Monday, March 29, 1971, at 9:00 A.M. for the purpose of designating primary and secondary roads for the 1971-1976 Department of Transportation Budget, and any other matters which might be brought before the Board.
The Chairman called the meeting to order with the following members in attendance: J.M. Hoskinson, Chairman; James R. Carson, Jr.; C.A. Deems; Thomas J. Windram; and Kenneth VanAuken. Also present was Norma H. Coven, Deputy Clerk.
roads – state
On motion of Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, the Board adopted a resolution designating the construction of primary roads for 1971-72 and 1972-73, in the priority in which they appear:
lake county primary road requests – 1971-72
BE IT RESOLVED BY the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the Department of Transportation of the State of Florida, consider for construction of primary roads in Lake County, in conjunction with adjoining counties, the proposed projects hereafter set forth in the priority in which they appear to the extent that primary funds are available for said purposes:
1. SR 25 – Widen to conform to remaining right of way and construct from Middlesex Avenue North to Sunshine Avenue in the City of Leesburg, including:
a. Construction of acceleration and deceleration lanes at Palm Plaza Shopping Center and Thriftway Store; and
b. Construction of longer turning radii on all four corners at the intersection of SR 25 and SR 44 (intersection of Main Street and Fourteenth Street in the City of Leesburg).
2. SR 50 – Four-lane from the Orange County Line to the Sumter County Line in the following stages:
a. From SR 33 and 50 in Mascotte to the intersection of SR 33 and SR 50 in Groveland.
b. From SR 33 in Groveland to SR 561 in Clermont.
c. From SR 561 to SR 25 in Clermont.
d. From SR 25 in Clermont East to the Orange County Line.
e. From SR 33 in Mascotte West to the Sumter County Line.
3. SR 19-A – Four-lane from SR 500-A at the Golden Triangle Shopping Center in Mount Dora, Westerly and Northerly to SR 500 at the Eustis Interchange.
4. SR 25 – Four-lane from the Polk County Line North to the end of existing four-lane (South City Limits of Clermont).
5. SR 500-A – Resurface only from West City Limits of Mount Dora through the City of Tavares to SR 500 in Tavares, providing left turn storage lanes at St. Clair Abrams (SR 452) and Sinclair Avenue.
6. SR 455 – Widen to 20 feet and resurface from SR 561-A at Ferndale, Northerly and Westerly to SR 19. Lake County agrees to pay one-half the cost from secondary funds, and accept the road for secondary maintenance.
7. SR 46 – Widen to two-lane and resurface from SR 500 in Mount Dora East to the Seminole County Line (Right of way four-lane).
8. SR 33 – Widen to 24 feet and resurface from SR 50 in Groveland South to SR 561.
9. SR 33 – Resurface from intersection of SR 50 to the Polk County line.
10. SR 500 and 25 – Construct a crossover at Grizzard Avenue in Fruitland Park, and correct drainage at the foot of Myrtle Street.
11. SR 19 – Realign curves North of Umatilla and North of Pittman, and designate as U.S. 23 commencing at the Southern extremity of U.S. 23 in Jacksonville and continuing South of U.S. 17 to its intersection with SR 19 Northwest of Palatka and following SR 19 South to its intersection with SR 561, South of Tavares, and continuing South on SR 561 to its intersection with SR 33, and thence South to the intersection with Interstate 4, South of Polk City.
12. SR 44 – Four-lane from the Sumter County line East to SR S-468.
13. SR 42 – Preliminary engineering to widen and resurface from SR 19 in Altoona to SR 44, and realign curves to conform to primary standards.
14. SR 25 – Install flashing school signals at Pearl Street in Minneola.
15. SR 19 – Resurface from SR 50 in Groveland to Howey in the Hills.
16. SR 561 – Preliminary engineering to widen and realign through the City of Clermont.
17. SR 561 – Preliminary engineering to widen and realign from SR 19 to SR 25.
On motion of Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, the Board adopted a resolution designating the following road projects using Lake County’s Secondary Road Funds:
SEE MINUTE BOOK 22, PAGE NOS. 385-391 FOR THE RESOLUTION
On motion of Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, the Board authorized a letter of explanation to the Department of Transportation that the road priority list is incomplete for the years 73/74, 74/75, and 75/76, due to the fact that Lake County has been without a county engineer while working on the priority list, and that Lake County requests the privilege of submitting an additional resolution to the Department when the recently employed engineer has an opportunity to familiarize himself with the County’s road problems and go over same with the County Planning Director.
suits affecting county
On motion of Commr. Carson, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried, the County Attorney was authorized and directed to vigorously defend the suit against Lake County in Federal Court by the Soap and Detergent Association, and to make such expenditures as necessary in defending the suit to a satisfactory conclusion for Lake County.
On motion of Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, Jack M. Rolland was appointed to serve as a member of the Examining Board, which term will expire August 31, 1971.
On motion of Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, Ray Robbins was appointed to serve as a member of the Lake County Planning and Zoning Commission to fill the unexpired term of R. E. Nash.
The Deputy Clerk submitted a letter from the State Department of Commerce relative to R. H. Norton’s claim for unemployment compensation. The Clerk was instructed to notify the Department that the statement made by Mr. Norton is true, and the Board does not wish to oppose his application for unemployment compensation.
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.