MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1971
The Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, convened in regular session in the Commissioners’ Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida, on Tuesday, October 12, 1971, at 9:00 a.m. with the following members present: Thomas J. Windram: James R. Carson, Jr.; C. A. Deems; and Kenneth VanAuken. Others present were E. M. Tally, Jr., Attorney, Frank E. Owens; Clerk of the Circuit Court; and Deputy Clerk, Norma H. Coven.
The meeting was called to order by the Vice Chairman, and the invocation was given by Mr. Carson, after which the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.
Chairman Hoskinson was present at this time.
On motion of Commr. VanAuken seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 19, 1971, were approved as corrected.
Commr. Carson stated that he will discuss with the Librarian the recommendation of the Board that cost of copy work should be increased to 25¢ per page.
Chairman Hoskinson advised the Probation and Parole Office is willing to move his staff into the Old Health Department Building if certain improvements can be made; namely, partitions and new flooring. Chairman Hoskinson will ask the Parole Officer to obtain estimates for the work.
Chairman Hoskinson submitted a letter from Judge Milton advising that the funds budgeted for travel for the Mental Health Center will not be needed for this purpose and urged that the funds be kept available in the Budget to defray any future expense.
On motion of Commr. Deems seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, the flowing changes were made to the present indigent list:
District No. 2 - ADD Seaborn Dukes $40.00
CANCEL Lillian Woltz $30.00
District No. 5 - ADD Warren Hanna $40.00
District No. 3 - ADD Eross Williams $40.00
A discussion was held concerning financial assistance to the Sunrise Workshop for the indigent persons at the workshop. Clerk Owens informed the Board that there is no Special Act permitting this. If money is paid on an indigent basis, the checks should be made payable to the individuals. The Attorney said the General Laws indicate the County is responsible for caring for the indigents. Clerk Owens said he will permit his signature on the check only under protest.
On motion of Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, the Board approved maximum payment to the Sunrise Workshop for the Budget year 1970-71, based on $500.00 per indigent person, total not to exceed $5,000.00, subject to the approval by the Welfare Director that the individuals named are indigent.
The Clerk recommended that the County Attorney give a written opinion as to the legality of expending these funds and the Attorney was instructed to give the opinion for the records.
bonds – misc.
On motion of Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, firearms bonds for Dr. Allan T. Davis, Jr. and James McCutcheon, were approved.
roads – state
On motion of Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. Deems and carried, a Resolution was adopted approving the Map of Survey and Location on Job Number 11522-2601 – SR S-44-C (Eudora Road from SR 500-A to SR 500 West of Mount Dora) and authorizing the County Attorney to proceed with Condemnation Proceedings and the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute Right of Way Contract on the subject job.
On recommendation of the County Engineer and the Board concurring, the Engineer was instructed to request safety report from the Department of Transportation concerning the installation of a signal at the railroad crossing at SR 470 and SR 33, and the Attorney will investigate the possibility of the railroad Company paying the cost of the signal.
maps and plats
On recommendation of the Planning Director and the County Engineer, and on motion of Commr. VanAuken seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, the Board approved Plat of Wekiva Woods, owners, James A. and Patricia A. Ruis and Richard L. and Loretta Ruis, located in Sec. 28, Tp. 19 S.R. 29 E. The Plat shows that roads and road easements are dedicated to the perpetual use of the public with proper access road.
roads – county
On motion of Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Deems and carried, a Resolution was adopted establishing maximum speed limit of 30 MPH on the following County roads in the Bertsville Area on Lake Griffin:
County #1-6916, 1-7016, 1-7116, 1-7216, 1-7014 and -7115.
planning and zoning
It now being the time advertised to hold a Public Hearing to consider proposed changes and amendments to the Lake County Zoning Regulations, the Chairman called for interested persons to be heard.
Ed Mitenius, Memory Martin and Tom Grizzard appeared and questioned certain regulations pertaining to permitting the use of mobile homes in R-1-5 zoning. Mr. Watkins submitted written recommendation from Lakes & Hills Chapter of Florida Mobile Home & Rec. Vehicle Assn., and Resolution adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission making its recommendation.
Mr. Watkins recommended that a list of proposed subdivisions be filed giving the names of the ones grandfathered in under the new Regulations.
recess and reassembly
The meeting recessed for lunch at 12:00 o’clock noon at which time the Chairman announced the Hearing will be resumed at 1:30 o’clock P.M.
planning and zoning continued
The Hearing resumed regarding proposed changes to the Zoning Regulations. The Chairman announced the recommendations presented today will be further considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board and the next Public Hearing will be scheduled for October 19, 171, at 2:30 o’clock P.M.
On motion of Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, the Board authorized the Clerk to advertise for Bids or one (1) Kjeldahl Unit for the Pollution Control Office.
Check from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the amount of $810.50, refund for money advanced to pay State Trial Witnesses during Spring Term of Court, was accepted and authorized deposited.
road and bridge dept.
The Engineer reported there was vandalism to Road and Bridge equipment over the weekend that was parked in the Hobby Hill Subdivision. The vandalism was detected before the machines were started and the equipment has been moved to another location.
County Extension Director, Jackson Haddox appeared and requested the Board’s approval of employing Andrew John Rose, Jr. to the position of Extension Agent-Horticulture 1, effective November 13, 1971, at an annual salary of $10,500.00, the County’s share being $4,000.00, with travel allowance of 10¢ per mile up to $1300.00. Same was approved on motion of Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried.
contracts and agreements
On motion of Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute Agreement with The First State Bank & Trust Co., as Paying Agent for Certificates of Indebtedness Sinking Fund.
The Chairman presented a letter from the Lake County Pollution Control Department, regarding temporary operating Permit #DT 35-578, issued to Lake County by the State and notifying the Board that engineering plans must be submitted within thirty (30) days of the issuance of the Permit, concerning an alternate method of effluent disposal from the Courthouse disposal system.
Chairman Hoskinson submitted letter from County Judge, W. A. Milton, Jr., resigning as Project Chairman of the Youth Service Bureau and recommending that J. C. Watkins be appointed to this position. On motion of Commr. Deems seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, the resignation was accepted and the Clerk was instructed to notify Judge Milton that the appointment of a successor will be taken under advisement.
suits affecting county
The County Attorney was directed to defend the Civil Actions filed against the Board and Board of Tax Adjustment by Holt S. McKinney and Sulphur Springs Ranch, Ltd., on motion of Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. Carson and carried.
Commr. Windram said the Sylvan Shores Association needs information concerning establishing a Fire District and the Attorney was instructed to obtain the necessary information.
On recommendation of Commr. VanAuken and on motion of Commr. Deems seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, expenditure of estimated cost of $225.00 for a Removal Counter for the rental building used as a distribution center for the commodity program was approved, subject to permission from the owner, Roger W. Conner, to make the improvements.
On recommendation of Commr. VanAuken and on motion of Commr. Deems seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, freight charges in the sum of $60.00 were approved on two freezers from the Surplus Property Division to be used at the Commodity Warehouse.
On motion of Comm. Windram seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, payment was approved to the Tumor Clinic, Orange Memorial Hospital, in the amount of $39.50 for tests on indigent patients that cannot be done in Lake County.
On motion of Commr. Deems seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, travel was approved for C. Cooke Gravlee to attend Florida Ocean Sciences Institute Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, October 31 – November 2, 1971.
On recommendation of the County Attorney and on motion of Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Windram, final payment on Contract with J. O. Jones Contracting Company, in the amount of $43,003.38, was approved, with warrant being made payable jointly to the Contractor and the Surety, American Fire & Casualty Co. The motion was carried.
On recommendation of the Engineer, the Board approved repairs to the emergency stand-by generator by the Road and Bridge Department, to put the generator in operating condition.
On motion of Commr. Deems seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, a Resolution was adopted authorizing emergency repairs to Caterpillar Traxcavator, County #3650, to Ring Power Corp. in the amount of $1,199.62; also, emergency repairs to Koehring Dragline, County #2490, in the amount of $1,013.24, to W. W. Williams Co.
On motion to Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, travel was approved for the following:
Jackson Haddox and John Jackson to attend Horticultural Society Meeting in Miami Beach Nov. 9 – 12.
Mary Hamner to attend Nursing Home Administration School in Clearwater Nov. 14 – 18.
Philip Yoder to attend Biennial Vector Control Training Course, Vero Beach, Nov. 8 – 11.
Purchase of Royal Electric Typewriter for the Pollution Control Office from Lake Business Machines, in the amount of $481.60, was approved on motion of Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried.
Legal fees in the amount of $9,200.00 to Duncan and Ford, for defending the Soap Suit was approved on motion of Commr. Deems seconded by Commr. Carson and carried.
Request from Waterman Memorial Hospital for available funds in the amount of $1,664.46 was approved on motion of Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried.
On motion of Commr. Carson seconded by Commr. Deems and carried, payment was approved to the Clerk of the Circuit Court, for Court attendance during the Spring Term in the amount of $8,240.10.
Medicaid for May and June in the amount of $17,540.16 was approved on motion of Commr. Deems seconded by Commr. Carson and carried.
On motion of Commr. Windram seconded by Commr. Carson and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
General Revenue Fund
Nos. 2636 – 2896
57 – 62
66 - 73
Motor Vehicle Inspection
248 – 268
Road and Bridge Fund
971 – 1056
Fine and Forfeiture Fund
298 – 323
Northeast Lake County Hospital
18 – 9
Northeast Lake County Ambulance
17 – 18
Northwest Lake County Ambulance
17 - 18
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.