MINUTES OF special MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY commissioners
thursday, december 19, 1957
The Board of County Commissioners met in special session in the County Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Thursday, September 19, at ten o’clock a.m. for the purpose of receiving bids for road construction in District 1 and bids for construction of a community building at Ferndale, and such other matters as may be brought before the Board, with the following present: Chairman Cowart; Commissioners Theus, Hooten, Simpson, and Cross; Attorney Duncan; and Clerk Owens.
The Board was called to order by Chairman Cowart.
Special permits for hauling were given to Commissioners Theus, Hooten, and Cowart.
bids for road construction in district 1
Notice having been advertised for road construction in District 1, the following bids were received:
YOUNG CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Leesburg
ITEM DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT PRICE AMOUNT
1 Prime, sand, and construct
Double surface treatment 70,000 sq. yds. 43 cents $30,100
Cashier’s check $1,505 enclosed
J. D. MANLY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Leesburg
Same as above 30 cents $21,000
Cashier’s check $1,505 enclosed
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, the bid of J. D. MANLY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY to furnish Lake County 70,000 square yards (prime, sand, and construct double surface treatment) at 30 cents per square yard for 6.6 miles of road in the vicinity of Fruitland Park and Lady Lake was accepted, and the attorney for the Board was instructed to prepare the necessary contract and the Clerk instructed to return the cashier’s check of the other bidder.
bids for construction of community building in ferndale
Notice having been advertised for the construction of a community building in Ferndale, the following bids were received:
D. H. Hutchingson, Box 429, Tavares
Bid as per specifications, no water system $4,986
G. D. Smith, Montverde
Bid as per specifications, no plumbing included, allowing $25 for light fixtures $3,754
On a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the bid of G. D. Smith for construction of a Community Building at Ferndale as per specifications, no plumbing included, for the sum of $3,754, allowing $25 for light fixtures was accepted.
Commr. Hooten reported that the party who offered $250 for the old building (log) at Ferndale decided upon closer inspection not to take the building, as it is rotten.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Hooten, and carried, Cora and William Miller, 120 Indiana Avenue, Leesburg, were granted $25 for the month of December and probably January.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the Plat of Pine Park was approved. Policy #A-46052 of Title Insurance Owners Policy showing the title in Victor Roepke and a letter from the Lake County Health Department was filed.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Hooten, and carried, the Plat of Edwards Partial Replat of Villa City was approved, subject to Attorney Clayton Weir furnishing title insurance and a letter from the Lake County Health Department.
Commr. Hooten stated he wants to buy a clay pit consisting of approximately ten acres for a price of $7,500 plus legal expenses incurred. Commr. Cross suggested that two appraisals should be obtained on this land before purchasing, and Commr. Hooten stated he will submit appraisals at the next meeting. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the County was authorized to purchase from the Bishop Company the following described land: to wit; W ½ of E ½ of NE ¼ of NW ¼ of Section 13, Tp. 21 S. R. 25 East, subject to 20 feet for roadways off of the north side, ten acres more or less for a clay pit, for the sum of $7,500, plus legal expenses incurred by the original owners. Attorney Duncan is to prepare the deed for the above transaction. Binder Title No. 6032 of the Title & Trust Company of Florida was filed with the Board.
On a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, on the 19th day of October, 1957, JOE MAXWELL and wife, RUBY MAXWELL, executed in favor of Lake County a Warranty Deed conveying the following described tract of land in Lake County, Florida:
Starting at the SW corner of the SE ¼ of NE 1/4 , Section 17, Township 22 South, Range 24 East, run North approximately 1032 feet or to the R/W of ACL RR thence SE’ly approximately 130 feet, thence South to a half section line, thence West 125 feet to the Point of Beginning, approximately 3 acres.
and thereafter, on the 4th day of November, 1957, said Deed was accepted by Lake County, and the consideration of Nine Hundred Seventy-five ($975) Dollars was ordered paid, and
WHEREAS, upon examination of the title to said tract of land, it was found that the title was not merchantable and could not be made merchantable within a reasonable length of time and that the Deed therefore did not convey a good title under said Warranty, and
WHEREAS, it was further made to appear that the check representing the consideration for said Deed had been issued but not delivered.
IT WAS THEREUPON RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners that the check issued for the payment for the above deed be surrendered and cancelled; that the motion accepting said deed be, and the same is hereby rescinded; and that the Chairman and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners be, and they are hereby authorized to execute and deliver to Joe Maxwell and wife a Quitclaim Deed conveying such title as was acquired by Lake County in the land above described under the above-mentioned deed.
Attorney Duncan read a letter from Attorney General Ervin regarding appropriation of revenue to the Lake County Chamber of Commerce of an ad valorem tax imposed upon the realty of Lake County for the purpose of publicizing and advertising said County. Said letter was ordered filed for future reference.
/s/ Frank E. Owens /s/ J. C. Cowart