MINUTES OF regular MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY commissioners
monday, july 14, 1958
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, July 14 1958, at ten o’clock a.m., with the following present: Chairman Simpson; Commissioners Theus, Cowart, Hooten, and Cross; and Clerk Owens. (Attorney Duncan was absent on vacation.)
The Board was called to order by Chairman Simpson.
The Board approved the Bond for Carrying Firearms for Willie Mae Barrett, Leesburg, a pistol made by Smith & Wesson of .38 calibre and numbered 942618.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried:
District 1 – That no change be made.
District 2 – That Jessie Whitney for care of Mrs. Misner in the amount of $57 be dropped from the list.
District 3 – That Pearl Parker for the sum of $10 be dropped from the list and that warrant #1373 in the amount of $10 made payable to her be cancelled as she is deceased.
District 4 – That no changes be made.
District 5 – That Mrs. Agnes Truesdell for care of Mrs. Annie Finel for $40 be dropped from the list as Mrs. Finel is deceased.
Mr. Russell McKinney and nine other citizens of Eustis Heights appeared before the Board and presented a petition requesting the elimination of the garbage pit in Eustis Heights, reasons for this request listed in the Petition. Mr. Tanner of the Mosquito Control was called into the meeting for discussion of the garbage pit. Mr. Tanner stated this is the first real complaint we have had, but he thinks the complaint is justified. Mr. McKinney suggested that the County build an incinerator to take care of the disposal of the garbage. Commr. Simpson suggested that Mr. Tanner, Mr. Goodson, and Dr. Hall with a Commissioner try to locate a piece of property away from the grove area and as close to Eustis, Mount Dora, and Tavares as possible for a garbage dump. Umatilla might be interest in the dump if it is not too far to haul; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, Dr. Hall, Director of the Health Department; Mr. Tanner, Director of the Mosquito Control; Mr. Goodson, County Engineer; Mr. Fred Cross, County Commissioner; and Mr. C. C. Ball of Eustis Heights were appointed as a committee to work on the location of a garbage dump for the three towns as mentioned above.
Mr. Roy Caldwell, Attorney, appeared before the Board and presented a Petition signed by all interested parties for abandonment of Platted Streets in Edgewater Beach on Johns Lake. Commr. Hooten stated he would talk to the people concerned and asked that the Petition be held in abeyance until the next meeting. No one present to object to the closing.
Mr. Clayton Gates appeared before the Board regarding a site for the Lake County Rifle and Pistol Club for a target range and stated the Club would like to lease the range east of Mount Dora on the other side of Clarence Cooper’s place. The County has title to this property. Would like a long-term lease at a minimum cost. The range will be open to anyone who wants to shoot, and the Club will maintain the range. Mr. Gates stated there is sufficient distance on this site. They hope to put up the loading table and target holders and perhaps a little building. Commr. Cross suggested that the Board wait until Attorney Duncan is present to decide on this and for Mr. Gates and Attorney Reilly to get in touch with Mr. Duncan when he returns.
bids received for cutback asphalt
Notice having been advertised for the purchase of 500,000 gallons of cutback asphalt R-C-1-S and 100,000 gallons of cutback asphalt R-C-2, the following bids were received:
TEXAS COMPANY, Jacksonville
In transport truck lots delivered Lake County .1261 per gallon
AMERICAN OIL COMPANY, Tallahassee .1261 per gallon
SHELL OIL COMPANY, Jacksonville .1261 per gallon
MARIANI ASPHALT COMPANY, Tampa .1261 per gallon
AMERICAN BITUMULS & ASPHALT COMPANY, Atlanta .1261 per gallon
SUPREME FUEL COMPANY, INC., Tampa .1261 per gallon
On a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Commissioners accepted all of the above bids and will buy from whichever company they desire.
bids received for purchase of metal equipment warehouse
Notice having been advertised for the purchase of one metal equipment warehouse approximately 6,000 square feet to be erected on County premises north of Leesburg, Florida, the following bids were received:
MANN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Orlando
One metal equipment for $13,330
Bid bond in amount of 5 percent enclosed.
DAVID D. MORRIS, Leesburg
One metal equipment warehouse for $12,149
Cashier’s check in amount of $607.45 enclosed
ARMCO DRAINAGE METAL PRODUCT, INC.
One metal equipment warehouse for $11,850
Western Union Money Order for $600 enclosed
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the bid of David D. Morris, Leesburg, for construction of one Metal Equipment Warehouse for the sum of $12,149 was accepted, and the Clerk was instructed to return the performance bond and Western Union money order to the other bidders.
bids received for purchase of tractor
Notice having been advertised for the purchase of a Tractor, the following bids were received:
HOOD TRACTOR COMPANY, Leesburg
One new 1958 Model 841- Diesel Ford tractor – net price $2,869.00
One new Model 19-97 Ford loader with bucket mounted on tr. $ 777.60
One new Model 19-113 Ford blade for loader 100.80
One new Model 22-60 Ford cutter 394.00
PRESCOTT TRACTOR SALES, Leesburg
One new Ferguson TO-35 diesel tractor
One new Seperior Heavy duty front mounted loader
One new front mounted loader blade
One new Rotary Mower
Delivered price FOB Leesburg on above equipment $3,725.15
Alternate bid on above $3,787.90
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the alternate bid of PRESCOTT TRACTOR SALES, Leesburg, in the amount of $3,787.90 for a Ferguson diesel tractor as described in the alternate bid was accepted.
application to school for deaf and blind
The following applications to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind were approved by the Board:
George Pettigrew, Box 742, Umatilla – pay $25 per month (parents)
Ray Garlotte, 528 Citrus Avenue, Eustis – pay $50 per month (parents)
Johnny Oliver, Box 261, Eustis – pay none
Janice Oliver, Box 261, Eustis, pay none
Ronald Grimes, R-1, Clermont – pay $150 per month
Faye Fowler, 357 Minneola Avenue, Clermont – pay none
John Edwin Hogg, Box 31, Altoona – pay none
Faye Hog, Altoona – pay none
Woodrow Hogg, Altoona – pay none
John Henry Fields, R-1, Box 1, Okahumpka - pay none
Anita Watkins, 1206 Rhodes Street, Mount Dora - pay none
Barry Joe Ferguson, 1411 South St., Leesburg – pay $25 per month
Billy Burke, R-1, Box 211, Leesburg - pay none
Mary Frances Bohannon, R-1, Box 76, Leesburg - pay none
Mr. Fred Owles, Architect, appeared before the Board and presented a preliminary sketch of the proposed old folks home at Astatula. Mr. Owles stated Dr. Hall has approved the sketch, except he thinks they should cut out 400 square feet. Mrs. Sudderth is in agreement with Dr. Hall. Mr. Owles stated they were able to cut out 150 square feet, which leaves 6,518 square feet in the building.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the Board accepted the preliminary sketch submitted by Fred Owles, Architect, on the proposed old folks home at Astatula.
On a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, General Fund Warrant #1373 in the amount of $10 made payable to Pearl Parker was cancelled, as she is deceased.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, the warrant for $1,000 was drawn on the Lake County General Fund to the Lake County Road and Bridge Fund, as the State warrant in the amount of $1,000 for racing distribution was erroneously deposited to the General Fund.
Mrs. Katherine Baker, Supervisor of Registration, appeared before the Board with Professor Williams of the Carver School in Leesburg regarding releasing to Williams a voting machine for demonstration. He would put the machine in the Chamber of Commerce Building on East Main Street. The Board agreed to this arrangement. Mrs. Baker said she was going to return the Voting Machine in her office to the warehouse in Leesburg soon, and it could be put in the Chamber of Commerce building for a while, then returned to the warehouse from there.
Mr. Owens reported that Citrus County called him and wants to borrow 19 ballot boxes and would have to hold them about six months. This was agreed to by the Board, but when Mrs. Baker checked on the number of boxes, she found they did not have enough to loan 19 to Citrus County. Mr. Owens was instructed to advise Citrus County they cannot loan the boxes. Mr. Duncan was instructed to check on how long to hold the ballot boxes before emptying same.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Don Kemp, Chairman ASC Committee Lake County regarding the legal agreement for new office space in the Duncan-Hamlin Building; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to execute the rent-free agreement for office space for the ASC Committee in the Duncan-Hamlin Building.
Commr. Theus filed a check in the amount of $25 signed by Glyn Faircloth for the cutback on Cisky Park road. Mr. Villochi had paid this amount to Mr. Fairchild.
Commr. Hooten filed 15 checks in the amount of $2,215.94 from property owners in Venetian Village for paving roads, District 2.
The No. One estimate of Howell Hopson on the Leesburg Center is $4,854.50.
The No. Two estimate of Howell Hopson on the Leesburg Center is $11,340.00.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Roy A. Thompson, Contractor, asking that the check be made payable to First National Bank Leesburg and Roy A. Thompson; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, the Chairman and Clerk were instructed to make the check payable to First National Bank Leesburg and Roy A. Thompson and that the bills were to be paid.
A letter from Lassiter-Ware Ins. regarding Workmen’s Compensation Insurance and enclosing U. S. Fidelity & Guaranty Company’s Policy No. J 446736, countersigned by Lassiter-Ware.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Mr. T. C. Cork accepting appointment on the Committee for unveiling portraits to be hung in the Courtroom.
Clerk Owens filed an executed typical section on Job 1165-150, SR S468, Location SR 44 at Montclair to S466A in Fruitland Park and also an executed typical section on Job 1153-152, SR S466A from Old SR 500 (25) to new SR 500 (25) in Fruitland Park.
Clerk Owens filed an Additional Title Search (original and two copies) of Inland Abstract and Title Company on Section 1165 – Job No. 1165 SR 468, together with a bill (original and 3 copies) in the amount of $255. (Clerk Owens was instructed to send the bill and 2 copies of the title search to Mr. Duncan).
Clerk Owens filed a request of the State Road Department for a title search on Job 1111-108 – SR 44 extension from Orange Avenue to Cassia; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Hooten, the Inland Abstract & Title Company was requested to make title search on Job 1111-108 – SR 44 extension from Orange Avenue to Cassia.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Hooten and carried, the Plat of Frisch Subdivision was approved, as title opinions of John F. Cherry and P. B. Howell were filed on April 14, 1958 and the letter from the Lake County Health Department was filed on May 5, 1958.
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the Clerk was requested to write Mr. Ed Baker a letter of best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Commr. Simpson stated that he has acquired by purchase an Alis Chalmers Mower which was necessary for road work in his District and that the purchase price was $475, that he had in his District an old John Deer Mower and an old Harrow which was not necessary in his District, and that he had received an offer of $275 for same as a trade-in; and a motion was made to that effect.
On a motion by Commr. Cross, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the County Commissioners were authorized and empowered to purchase one Alis Chalmers Mower for the sum of $475, that one certain John Deer Mower and Harrow be traded in on the purchase price at $275, and that a warrant in the amount of $200, representing the balance of the purchase price be issued to W. M. Igou, Inc., ---------------by the Board of County Commissioners.
On a motion by Commr. Hooten, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
General Fund #1168A through #1317
Road & Bridge Fund 904 through #1022
Fine & Forfeiture Fund 127 through #142
MEETING ADJOURNED TO MONDAY, JULY 28, 1958.
/s/ Frank E. Owens /s/ O. M. Simpson