MINUTES OF called MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY commissioners
tuesday, november 12, 1957
The Board of County Commissioners met in called session on Tuesday, November 12, at ten o’clock a.m. in the County Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares for the purpose of receiving bids on the sale of borrow (bar) and clay pits located in Section 32-20-24 and Section 21-20-24 and such other matters as may be brought before the Board, with the following present: Commissioners Theus, Hooten, and Simpson; Attorney Duncan; and Clerk Owens. The newly appointed Commissioner for District No. 1, Cecil C. Theus, was also present.
In the absence of Chairman Cowart, First Vice Chairman Simpson presided.
notary public bonds
The Board approved the following Notary Public Bonds:
Bernice F. Gosnell and J. D. Duncan
Clerk Owens read the application of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad Company for authority to discontinue its agency at Lady Lake, except during the watermelon shipping season in May and June of each year. The public hearing on this application is to be held on November 26, 1957 in City Hall, Lady Lake, Florida. Commr. Theus was instructed to attend this hearing for the Board and protest the closing of the agency.
Karl Lehmann again appeared before the Board regarding Civil Defense; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, the following designations were made: In the event of an enemy attack or threatened attack on this nation, the County seat will be relocated at: relocation site – County Road Department Building at Umatilla; alternate relocation site: County Road Department Building at Minneola. Establishment of lines of succession for County Officials: Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners; preservation of essential records: authorization has been given for microfilming of public records. This operation is in the process of establishment. Full utilization of all personnel, facilities, and equipment of the County: The Board of County Commissioners authorizes the Director of Civil Defense to utilize the personnel, the facilities, and the equipment of the County in case of natural disaster or enemy attack, as such may be prepared.
Commr. Theus suggested that the Board wait until the next regular meeting for action on the Zoning Act.
Clerk Owens read a letter from R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, enclosing four copies of the Cooperative Agreement between the Board of County Commissioners and the USA, US Department of Agricultural Commodity Stabilization Service, regarding the new aerial photographs for Lake County; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Clerk was authorized to sign the Cooperative Agreement and return three copies to R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, with instructions to purchase the aerial photographs for Lake County and pay for same out of his surplus fee account. Mr. Cassady stated in his letter the cost would be $1,337.45 instead of the previous figure stated several months ago of $2,200 or $2,300.
A letter from K. S. McMullen, District Agent, Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics, regarding an increase in salary for Bob Norris was ordered held until the regular meeting in December.
Attorney Duncan reported he has written the Voting Machine Corporation to deliver the Voting Machines to Umatilla in care of Fred Cross, County Commissioner.
bids for sale of borrow and clay pits
Notice having been advertised for the sale of borrow (bar) and clay pits, the following bid was received:
H. S. HAZEN, Center Hill, Florida
I propose to pay $50 for the purchase of all bar and clay pits located upon E ½ of SW ¼ of NW ¼ ; and NW ¼ of SE ¼ of NW ¼ of Section 32-20-24
ALSO N ½ of SE ¼ of NE ¼ of Section 21-20-24 in Lake County, Florida.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, the bid of H. S. Hazen to pay $50 for the bar (borrow) and clay pits located in Section 32-20-24 and 21-20-24 was accepted, and the Attorney for the Board was authorized to draw up the necessary papers for this sale.
The bids of various companies on a tractor, a rotary mower, and a disc harrow, having been taken under advisement on November 4, were now discussed. WHEREUPON, Vice Chairman Simpson relinquished the Chair and with Commr. Hooten presiding, Commr. Simpson made the motion that the Board accept the bid of W. M. Igou, Inc. to furnish Lake County one Allis Chalmers Tractor #D-14 covering specifications as listed for the price of $3,143.13, one Rotary Mower as per specifications for $408, and one Tandem Disc Harrow 6 ½ ‘ life type 20” notched blades front, 18” smooth blade rear for $330, for a total price of $3,881.13. The motion was seconded by Commr. Theus and carried. Vice Chairman Simpson again took the Chair and presided during the balance of the meeting.
On a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Replat of certain lots in Block 1, Suburban Shores was approved. Policy No. A-37361 of Title & Trust Company of Florida and a letter from the Lake County Health Department were filed.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, the Plat of the 2nd Addition to Haines Creek Heights was approved. Policy No. Z-996-311 Lawyers Title Insurance Company and a letter from the Lake County Health Department were filed.
The Plat of Triangle Acres Subdivision with Lawyers Title Insurance Company’s Policy No. Z-996-320 and a letter from the Lake County Health Department was presented to the Board. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Theus, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the owners of the property included in the proposed subdivision designated “Triangle Acres Subdivision” have presented to the Board of County Commissioners a plat for approval and filing, and
WHEREAS, it appears that approval of the plan of said subdivision has been issued by the Lake County Health Department and that the owners of said property have submitted to the County Commissioners proper evidence of ownership, free and clear of objections to title, with the exception of oil and mineral reservations retained by the State of Florida in the issuance of a deed by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of Florida, and
WHEREAS, the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund have indicated their willingness to enter into an agreement with the owners of said property under the terms of which the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund agree that they will not enter upon said property for the purpose of mining, excavating, or drilling for petroleum or minerals without the approval of the owners, provided that the property has been subdivided into tracts of one acre or less and that the plat thereof has been approved and filed by the County Commissioners.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the plat designated “Triangle Acres Subdivision” presented to this Board on the 12th of November, 1957, for approval and filing be and the same is hereby approved, accepted and ordered filed and recorded.
EXCHANGE OF PROPERTY IN CLERMONT
Attorney Duncan stated Lake County should not warrant the title to the property and should give a quitclaim deed only. Attorney Duncan was instructed to draw up the necessary papers and send to Attorney Tom Cork for Mrs. Bowman’s signature; therefore, the exchange of the property was approved subject to getting the necessary papers signed by Mrs. Bowman through her attorney, Mr. Cork, relinquishing her interest in the property to be exchanged.
Jas. Gamble Rogers appeared before the Board regarding the work of enlarging the Courthouse. No action was taken on this matter.
A letter from the Florida-Georgia Tractor Company expressing appreciation for the order warded them covering the Galion 4-6 ton portable roller was read and filed with the Board.
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, THE MEETING ADJOURNED.
/s/ Frank E. Owens /s/ J. C. Simpson
CLERK FIRST VICE CHAIRMAN