friday, july 11, 1958


The Board of County Commissioners met in special session in the County Commissioners Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Friday, July 11, 1958, for the purpose of working on the budget and such other matters as may be brought before the Board, with the following present:  Chairman Simpson; Commissioners Theus, Cowart, Hooten, and Cross; and Clerk Owens.  (Attorney Duncan was on vacation.)

The Board was called to order by Chairman Simpson.

Commr. Hooten filed a check in the amount of $516.69 from the Town of Minneola for reimbursement for oil for the roads.

Clerk Owens was instructed to write Charles Lovell expressing appreciation for the sand used at the north end of Tavares.

Clerk Owens was instructed to check the amount of insurance on the County barn at Summerall Park and report to the Board regarding same.

Mr. Selsor from the State Welfare Department appeared before the Board regarding funds for the care of juveniles.  Mr. Selsor was instructed to submit the bills for the care of the juveniles to the Board for payment.

Willis V. McCall, Sheriff, was called before the Board and asked if he could reduce his budget as presented, but he stated it would be impossible to do so on account of the amount of work his office has to do.

After considering the budgets as prepared by the Clerk, a motion was made by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried unanimously that the Board tentatively adopt the budgets with the following revision:  reduce the Road and Bridge millage from 2.5 mills to 2.1 mills, thereby keeping the total millage the same as for 1957-1958.

Clerk Owens was instructed to advertise a summary of the tentative budgets as adopted in the Eustis Lake Region News, stating the Board of County Commissioners will meet on July 28, 1958 at ten o’clock a.m. for the purpose of hearing requests and complaints from the public on the tentative budgets as adopted.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned to Monday, July 28th.


/s/ Frank E. Owens                                                                  /s/ O. M. Simpson           

CLERK                                                                                   CHAIRMAN