MINUTES OF called MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY commissioners
tuesday, march 25, 1958
The Board of County Commissioners met in called session in the County Commissioners Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Tuesday, March 25, 1958, at 2 o’clock p.m., for the purpose of receiving bids for the construction of a Health Clinic in Leesburg, Florida, and such other matters as may be brought before the Board, with the following present: Chairman Simpson; Commissioners Theus, Cowart, Hooten, and Cross; Attorney Duncan; and Clerk Owens.
The Board was called to order by Chairman Simpson.
Mr. Duncan filed a warranty deed for the record from Matthew H. Guthrie and wife to Lake County, in accordance with an exchange of properties in the Minutes of February 10, 1958, and the Chairman and Clerk executed a Fee Simple Deed from Lake County to Guthrie regarding the exchange.
Mr. Simpson stated he wants to advertise for a Rotavator; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise in the Eustis Lake Region News for a Rotavator for District No. 4.
On a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise in the Eustis Lake Region News for one used Caterpillar #12 Grader in good mechanical condition.
Bids were received on March 10, 1958 for the purchase of a Motor Grader and taken under advisement, and now Commr. Cross states he is ready to accept a bid; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Board accepted the bid of Florida-Georgia Tractor Company to furnish Lake County one new Galion Model 118 Heavy Duty Motor Grader with hydraulic shiftable moldboard at a price F. O. B. Lake County of $12,047 after trade-in of used Caterpillar #12 Grader, Serial No. 7T-2743.
Clerk Owens brought to the attention of the Board the request of the Parole Officer for the County to furnish Venetian blinds in his new office and also the request for finishing the floors in said office; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the Clerk was instructed to notify the Parole Officer he would have to furnish the blinds and put them up, but the County will paint the floor.
Clerk Owens stated he has an inquiry about the sale of the old iron railing in the basement of the Courthouse; WHEREUPON, the Board authorized Clerk Owens to get prices on the railing and sell same.
Chairman Simpson filed a check from Superior Asphalt Company in the amount of $41.37 for the sale of a culvert and ordered it deposited to the Road & Bridge Fund.
Clerk Owens read a letter from the Seaboard Airline Railroad Company regarding filing of an application for permission to discontinue Bay Lake as an LCL point and dispose of the structure being maintained at that point. The letter was filed.
Clerk Owens read a letter from the State Road Department regarding secondary road bids to be received in Tallahassee on the 27th of March 1958 on Job No. 1162-250, SR S-561A between SR 50 and SR 25 around the north shore of Minneola. The letter was filed.
performance bond of manly construction company
The performance bond of Manly Construction Company regarding construction of 6.6 miles of road was discussed; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, Clerk Owens was instructed to hold the cashier’s check in the amount of $1,050, representing 5 percent of the first bid of Manly and the cashier’s check in the amount of $350, representing 5 percent of the second bid of Manly in lieu of a Performance Bond.
Commr. Theus stated he got the manual for Lake County at the Associational meeting.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the death of Royal Payne Hamlin on the 9th day of February 1958 has taken from us one of Lake County’s most distinguished citizens whose service to Lake County began when he came to Lake County in 1921 and formed a partnership with the late H. C. Duncan, and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, recognizes the outstanding ability of Royal Payne Hamlin and recognizes the fact that since he established himself in Lake County, he served the people of Lake County and the State of Florida long and faithfully, that although he never sought any public office for himself, he gave of his talents and of his untiring service to all who came to him for advice and assistance without any reservation, that because of his ability as a Lawyer and his knowledge of human nature, he was able to leave a lasting impression of his services upon the records of Lake County. Lake County will miss him and his ready willingness to help and assist those who sought him. The Board of County Commissioners wishes to express to the members of his family their sorrow in his passing.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that by this means, the Board express to his widow, Annie Hamlin; to his son, Alan Hamlin; to his daughter, Ann Perryman; to his grandsons, John Lavin and Charles Lavin, who have been as sons to him since the death of their father; and to all other members of his family, our deep regret and sorrow upon his passing and to say that the works of Royal Payne Hamlin, which have always done him honor, will long be remembered by the people of Lake County.
Clerk Owens read letters from Clements’ Pest Control & Garden Supply regarding termite proofing the Tax Assessor and Tax Collector building and the Lake County Health Department building.
Mr. Owens stated if it is agreeable with the Board, Dr. Hall can pay for the termite proofing out of the Health Department program if he thinks it is necessary to have the Health Department building termite-proofed.
On a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, Clements’ Pest Control and Garden Supply was authorized to termite-proof the Tax Assessor and Tax Collector building at a cost of $486, which would cover the treatment and the first year of service under a five-year annual service contract, the annual service charge being $45 per year.
On a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, Dr. Hall was given permission to have the Lake County Health Department building termite-proofed at a cost for initial treatment of $261, which covers the first year of service under a five-year annual service contract, the annual service charge for the other four years being $30 per year if he so desires, and he will pay for it out of Health Department program funds.
bids for construction of lake county health center
Notice having been advertised for furnishing all labor, materials, and construction of the Lake County Health Center at Leesburg, Florida, the following bids were received and read by Mr. Hopson, Architect:
GREGG, GIBSON & GREGG CONTRACTORS, Leesburg
Base Bid $25,868.00
Alternate Bid A - deduct $1,333.50
Alternate Bid B – add $639.00
MILLER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Leesburg
Base Bid $28,975.00
Alternate A – deduct $1,425.00
Alternate B – add $435.00
SAM POWELL, Leesburg $27,990.00
Alternate A – deduct $1,320.00
Alternate B – add $545.00
A. W. SMITH & SON, Leesburg
Base Bid $26,986.00
Alternate A – deduct $1,425.00
Alternate B – add $550.00
ROY THOMPSON & SONS, Leesburg
Base Bid $25,615.00
Alternate A – deduct $1,348.20
Alternate B – add $565.00
WHEREUPON, Mr. Hopson, architect, announced ROY THOMPSON & SONS as low bidder. Mr. Hopson recommended an acoustics ceiling if possible. Mr. Hopson stated his estimate for the work was $27,000.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the Board accepted the base bid of Roy Thompson & Sons for furnishing all labor, materials, and construction of the Lake County Health Center at Leesburg, Florida, in the amount of $25,615 and alternate Bid B for an additional amount of $565 for acoustics (ceiling) pending the approval of Dr. Hall, Director of the Lake County Health Unit. (Bid Bond filed)
Mr. Hopson stated the bidders have submitted lists of subcontractors, but since the bid of Thompson has been accepted, his list would be the only one necessary to open; WHEREUPON, said list was opened and read showing the following named subcontractors:
Plumbing Pullum Plumbing
Heating & Air Conditioning C. V. Millikan (base bid) Dunnagan (Alt A)
Painting Herbert Sumner
Roofing and Sheet Metal Santy Williams
Ceramic Tile James C. Greene
Plastering Roy A. Thompson & Sons
Millwork Tavares Millwork
Steel Work Wolfe & Konsler
Roof Deck Giffen Industries
On a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the list of subcontractors submitted by Thompson & Sons as above was accepted.
Mr. Hopson took the other lists of subcontractors without opening same.
The purchase of equipment for garbage disposal was discussed; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, members of the Board of County Commissioners have expressed a need for a bulldozer to be used in Lake County by the Health Department to eliminate certain unsanitary conditions and for other purposes for the benefit of Lake County, and
WHEREAS, the Health Department has advised the Board of County Commissioners that funds can be made available through that Department for the purchase of such equipment, provided approval of the County Commissioners has been secured;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the Health Department of Lake County be requested through the proper channels to make application for sufficient funds and to authorize advertisement of bids for the following heavy machinery:
One bulldozer to be used primarily for County garbage disposal under the Lake County Mosquito Control Program to comply generally with the following specifications:
One diesel powered crawler tractor, comparable to Model TD-9 by International, Model D-4 Caterpillar, or Model HD-6 by Allis-Chalmers, having a minimum weight of 18,000 pounds and equipped with a wide track frame, flat track pads, or semi-grouser track pads and having a high life 1 ˝ cubic yard hydraulic front-end loader;
and that the optional bid for a straight bulldozer blade be also requested.
Commr. Cross stated he wants to designate as a County road a mile, more or less, in Section 6-19-26; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following resolution was adopted.
WHEREAS, J. D. Williams and others have presented to the Board of County Commissioners a Deed conveying a strip of land 66 feet in width, commencing at the northeast corner of Government Lot 5, in Sec. 6, Tp. 19 S. R. 26 E. and continuing in a southerly and southeasterly direction to a point near Lake Eustis, to be used for road right of way, and
WHEREAS, it appears to the Board of County Commissioners that a road constructed along said strip of land will serve several property owners and residents in said area, and the right of way included in said strip of land should be designated as a County Road;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the deed executed by the following Grantors: PINE ISLAND LAND CO., INC., A Florida Corporation; WILLIAM H. ABNEY and wife, MARGARET F. ABNEY; JOHN D. WILLIAMS and wife, HELEN WILLIAMS; H. S. TROLLER and wife, MARY E. TROLLER; THOMAS A. MOORE and wife, MARY A. MOORE; GEORGE L. MYERS and wife, ALMA RUTH MYERS; CLIFFORD MINEUR and wife, LILLIAN MINEUR; to LAKE COUNTY, be received and accepted and filed for record, that the strip of land conveyed to Lake County in said deed be, and the same is hereby designated as a County Road.
Commr. Hooten stated that Mr. Frazier, architect, came to his house and wanted to go ahead with the plans on an addition to the Courthouse through the Jail Inspector’s request. Commr. Hooten stated he does not see any purpose in going ahead with the plans for an addition to the Courthouse and requested that Clerk Owens write Mr. Frazier that the matter is to stand status quo, as the Board does not intend to go any further with the plans at the present time.
Commr. Hooten stated he thinks the Board should go ahead with the plans and do something about establishment of an Old Folks Home and use the money on hand. After discussion of this matter, it was decided to clean off the land at Astatula and have E. T. Hall survey the same.
/s/ Frank E. Owens /s/ O. M. Simpson