MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY commissioners
ON MONDAY – AUGUST 3, 1959
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners’ room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, August 3, at ten o’clock A.M. with the following present: Chairman Simpson, Commissioners Theus, Cowart, Bishop, and Cross; Attorney Duncan and Clerk Owens.
The Board was called to order by Chairman Simpson.
On motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Cross and carried, the minutes of the meetings of July 6, 9, 13, 17, 24 and 28 were approved with corrections as made therein.
notary public bonds
Clerk Owens reported he has approved since the first regular meeting in July the following Notary Public Bonds with:
American Surety Company of New York
Inez O’Sheen 7-7-59; Betty Tower 7-7-59; Harvey Thomas 7-9-59; Mildred L. Roberts 7-16-59; Alice B. Conway 7-24-59 and Bella H. Kingan 7-30-59.
American Fire & Casualty Company
H. A. Carney 7-23-59; T R. Champion 7-24-59
The Board approved the Bond of Charles Joseph Knowles with the American Surety Company of New York as surety, as member of the Oklawaha Basin Recreation and Water Conservation and Control Authority appointed on the 5th day of September 1956 to hold his office from the date of said commission until July 13, 1960.
Bonds TO carry firearms approved by the board
W. J. Wingler, with Wm. P. Wingler and Charles C. Bradford, Jr., as sureties, to carry a pistol, made by Colt Mfg. Company of 45 & 22 Caliber (22 conversion unit) numbered 220-622;
W. J. Wingler with Ralph Paul and Charles C. Bradford, Jr., as sureties, to carry a pistol, made by Smith & Wesson of 357 caliber and numbered 157594;
Jack R. Prager, with Leighton L. Baker and W. J. Wingler as sureties, to carry a pistol made by Smith & Wesson of .32 caliber and numbered 98315; and
Leighton L. Baker with W. J. Wingler and Jack R. Prager as sureties, to carry a pistol made by Colt of .380 caliber and numbered 53799.
On motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following applications for duplicate tax certificates were approved:
Anderson Benn, Sr., Tax Sale Certificate No. 124 dated the 31st day of May 1957, in the sum of $8.95 covering E. 66 ft. of N. 132 ft. of Lot 6 Hazzards Homestead, Eustis; and A. P. Ayers Tax Sale Certificate No. 3 dated second day of June 1952, in the sum of $4.98 covering SE ¼ of NE ¼ of SE ¼ Section 10-18-24, Lake County.
Mrs. Katherine Baker, Supervisor of Registration, appeared before the Board re: Creating another precinct North and West of Eustis City Limits. The new precinct would be numbered 37. Mr. Duncan advised this would require a Resolution. The boundary lines were discussed, and Mrs. Baker said Leonard Duncan has all the data on the boundaries, therefore, she was requested to have him come before the Board with her and explain this matter. Later they appeared before the Board and discussed this matter and the Board agreed to the creating of a new precinct to be numbered 37 as discussed.
Mr. Lightfoot came before the Board re the accident he had at the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Crossing in Umatilla while driving the County truck. Mr. Owens presented a release to be signed by Mr. Lightfoot and the County Commissioners, which Mr. Stebbins brought in with a check in the amount of $500.00 from Atlantic Coast Railroad Company in full settlement of the claim of Hanibal Lightfoot and for the damage to the Lake County truck. WHEREUPON, motion was made by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that the Release in full settlement of the claim of Hanibal Lightfoot, and for the damage to the Lake County truck was executed by Mr. Lightfoot and the Board of County Commissioners.
Motion by Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried that the Clerk be authorized to deposit the check in amount of $500.00 from Atlantic Railroad Company to the credit of Lake County R/B fund; and that warrant in the amount of $400.00 be issued to Mr. Lightfoot for expenses incurred by the accident; and warrant for the amount of $100.00 be issued to U. S. Fidelity & Guaranty Company, for reimbursement of monies paid to H. Lightfoot for loss of time.
Mr. French appeared before the Board and presented a program that he hopes will ultimately clear up the strip of land from Orange County Line to the Dream Boat Corner – set hearing from August 25, 1959 at 9:30 o’clock AM in the courthouse. Mr. Goodson read a Resolution which was adopted by the Zoning Commission. Mr. French reported that the records of the Zoning Commission are not in too good condition at the present time. He asked that the Board authorize him to get a stenographer to assist in recording the Zoning Commission minutes. Clerk Owens suggested Alan Hamlin for the meeting on August 15th. Mr. Goodson to contact Alan. Mr. Owens to reserve the County Commissioners’ room for the meeting August 25. Clerk Owens was instructed to furnish Mr. French with copy of the Resolution adopted by the County Commrs. with reference to cutting out this strip of land.
Dexter Ward, Pres. Tavares Chamber of Commerce appeared before the Board re: the County Commissioners plans to move the courthouse away from this area. Mr. Ward stated the Chamber of Commerce feels that some consideration should be given to building of buildings around this present courthouse. Mr. Simpson advised that the agricultural people want the building out of town. Mr. Ward suggested acquiring the block west of the Courthouse. Mr. Simpson asked if the Chamber would get the appraised value of this block. Mr. Ward stated he thought they would.
The following checks were filed with the Board:
J. C. Bradley - $150.00 for sand from old clay pit in District – 2
City of Groveland - $1,289.55 – refund for R/B tax District 2
G. C. Mallory7 - $ 40.00 – cash for culvert District #1
MEETING ADJOURNED FOR LUNCH – RECONVENED AT 1:30 P.M.
Atty. Welborn Daniel appeared before the Board and presented two Resolutions with request that the Board adopt same. The Board did not adopt the Resolution concerning Farm to Market road from Monte Vista road to intersection of new SR 50 and SR 561.
Motion by Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that the following Resolution be adopted.
WHEREAS, the County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, did on the 10th day of March 1958, at an adjourned meeting, pass a Resolution directed to the State Road Department of the State of Florida authorizing said State Road Department to resurface that portion of State Road No. 561 through Minneola, Florida and Clermont, Florida from State Road No. 25 to State Road No. 50, and that portion of former State Road No. 50 from Twelfth Street in Clermont, Florida, in a northerly course through the Clergrove community to intersect the present State Road No. 50; and
WHEREAS, the said Resolution authorized the State Road Department to use any unbudgeted funds accrued to the credit of Lake County, Florida, not exceeding $100,000.00; and
WHEREAS, the said project has been completed, including the re-routing of a portion of said highway within the city limits of Clermont, Florida, except for that portion of old Highway No. 50 from its intersection with State Road No. 561-A to the point of intersection with State Road No. 50; and
WHEREAS, the said project was completed for approximately $70,000.00, leaving unused an amount in excess of $30,000.00; and
WHEREAS, the re-routing of a portion of said highway resulted in the abandoning of a section of said highway, approximately six blocks in length, within the city limits of Clermont, Florida, in a materially deteriorated state; and
WHEREAS, through oversight the resurfacing of this abandoned portion was not included in the previous Resolution and, therefore, not included in the letting of the contract for the resurfacing of No. 561; and
WHEREAS, the completion of that portion of old State Road No. 50 and the resurfacing of the abandoned portion of State Road No. 561 within the city limits of Clermont, Florida, as designated on a copy of the map of Clermont, Florida, attached hereto, can be accomplished within the unused portion of the original appropriation to the State Road Department.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
1. That the State Road Department of Florida is hereby authorized to use such portion of the previously authorized secondary road money accrued to the credit of Lake County, Florida, as is necessary for the following projects:
(a) The resurfacing of that portion of old State Road No. 50 from its intersection with State Road No. 561-A to the present State Road No. 50.
(b) The resurfacing of that portion of Eighth Street and Montrose Avenue, formerly the route of State Road 561, as shown on the copy of the map of the City of Clermont attached hereto.
2. The State Road Department of Florida is requested to proceed with the above projects as soon as practical.
Emery Dillard representing the Appraisers on SR 500 Section 11010 appeared before the Board and requested permission to put the following in the minutes of today – that in their consideration of values for SR 500 Section 11010 no consideration was determined or given for cuts and fills as shall be required in the construction of the road.
Clerk Owens presented bills from the Appraisers on SR 500 Section 11010 to be submitted to the State Road Department by Mr. Duncan, as follows:
Robert Eichelberger $2,000.00
Emery Dillard $2,700.00
A. E. Mundy $3,400.00
Motion by Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Cross and carried that the bills as above listed for the Appraisers on SR 500 Section 11010 be accepted and sent to the State Road Department for payment.
Clerk Owens presented bills from the Appraisers on Road 44, Section to be submitted to the State Road Department by Mr. Duncan. Motion by Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried that the bills of Appraisers A. E. Mundy, Emery Dillard and Bill Martin on Road 44 be accepted and Mr. Duncan, Attorney, be instructed to send same to State Road Department for payment.
Clerk Owens read a copy of letter from Richey Green, of the State Road Department, to Judge Hall re: traffic regulation changes on Road 46 through Sorrento.
Clerk Owens read a telegram from A. C. Church, State Highway Engineer, stating J. D. Manly Construction Company of Leesburg is low bidder in the amount of $148,996.52 on Job No. 11650-3150 and State Project No. 11530-3152 SR S-468 and S-466-A between SR 466-A and SR 444, and between old SR 25 and new SR 25 in Fruitland Park.
EXECUTED COPY OF RIGHT OF WAY CONTRACT ON JOB 11681-2601, SR S-565-A FILED.
Clerk Owens read and filed copy of letter from C. E. Duncan to J. Rolfe Davis, SRD Member, re: Resurfacing portions of Road 561. Stating original request was for the resurfacing of Old SR 50 westerly until it intersected the new road, and it is a short distance East of Groveland. Reply from Mr. Richey Green to Mr. Duncan states “We will submit plans for an early reception of bids on the ‘Left out’ part.
Clerk Owens read a letter from H. L. Edwards, SRD, re: Request for title search on Section 11640-2601; SR S-33 Dixie Avenue, Leesburg; also the reply that Lake Abstract & Guaranty Company has been requested to make title search and promise to have it completed within ten days to 2 weeks from July 17, 1959.
Motion by Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, that the action of the Chairman and Clerk in approving the applications for admittance to the T. B. Hospital of Rebecca Moore and Joseph Lewis be approved.
Clerk Owens advised the Board that the Court awarded the County $64.19 for the County’s equity in land located in Section 32-20-24 in the suit to quiet title - Chan. 15378, Zellwood Fruit Distributors vs. William A. Hammerly, et al. Said amount deposited to R/B Fund.
Appraisal of Dwight Gaines, Clyde Gaines and Wm. W. Boyd on SE ¼ of NE ¼ of NW ¼ of Section 18-23-27 Orange County, Florida, containing 10 acres, more or less, showing estimated market value of the land as of August 1959 as $750.00 per acre, was filed with the Board.
NOTICE HAVING BEEN ADVERTISED FOR EXCHANGE OF CERTAIN LAND LOCATED ON LAKE GEORGE belonging to Mr. Swindle and no one being present to object to the exchange, on motion of Commr. Cross seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that heretofore Lake County accepted a Deed in the North end of the County and bordering Lake George, for park purposes and for access road; and
WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of the Board of County Commissioners that the description in said Deed was in error and improperly located the park and access road; and
WHEREAS, the owner of the property on Lake George, offered to the County for park purposes, has now offered to execute and deliver to the County a Deed with the correct description therein, in exchange for a Deed from the County for the incorrect description; and Notice of Intention to exchange said properties has been duly published, proof of which has been filed with the Board of County Commissioners, requiring anyone objecting to such exchange to appear before this Board at 10 o’clock on the morning of August 3, 1959; and
WHEREAS, no one appeared to object to such exchange of properties;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the proposed exchange of property as about outlined, being of approximate equal values of lands; being approved and accepted; that upon delivery to Lake County of a Deed from the owner of the following described land in Lake County, Florida, to wit:
A tract of land lying and being in the F. M. Arrendondo Grant (also known as Section 39) Township 15 South, Range 27 East, in Lake County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows:
Commencing at a 4” x 4” concrete monument, accepted for the purpose of this survey as the Northwesterly Quarter of Government Lot 6, Section 14, Township 15 South, Range 27 East, the bearing on the Northerly boundary of said Government Lot 6 being South 71°39’54”: West, thence run South 75°24’15” West 881.49 feet, thence North 4°43’ East 17.32 feet to a point in the approximate centerline intersection of Blue Creek Lodge Road and a new County Road, thence continue North 4°43’ East along the approximate centerline of said County Road 4178.54 feet to the point of intersection of the approximate centerline of said County Road, thence North 3°29’15” West along the approximate centerline of said County road and along a projection thereof 1434.65 feet for the point of beginning; thence South 67°45’31” East 109.83 feet, thence North 3°29’15” West 250 feet more or less to the mean high water line of Lake George, thence Westerly, Southerly and Westerly along and with said mean high water line to a point that is North 67°45’31” West from the point of beginning, thence South 67°45’31” East 167 feet more or less to the point of beginning.
That the Chairman and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners be, and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver to the said C. K. Swindle, single, the following described tract of land in Lake County, Florida:
All that part of that certain tract of land containing 27.18 acres, more or less, being part of Section 39, Township 15 South, Range 27 East and part of the Arredondo Grant, situated on the shore of Lake George and West of the St. Johns River, near the mouth of Blue Creek, beginning at a stake on the West shore of St. Johns River at the mouth of Blue Creek, thence Northwardly and Westwardly along said shore to a point marked with a stake, which is about 440 yards Westerly from the Government Light as now located in said river, thence Westerly from said shore to a point whence a line parallel with the said shore to a point equally distant from the place of beginning as said third point is from the second stake will, with the first and second lines, enclose an area of 27.18 acres, more or less, thence from said second point parallel with said shore to said point, thence to the place of beginning, containing 27.18 acres, and more particularly shown upon a map of said Arrendondo Grant, which is on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for said Lake County, to which said map, for a more minute and particular description, referenced is hereby made, lying within 33 feet on each side of (aggregating 66 feet) the following described centerline:
Begin at the Northeast corner of Government Lot 6 in Section 14, Township 15 South, Range 28 East and run thence Southwesterly along the Northern boundary of said Lot 6 for a distance of 850 feet to the point of beginning for this centerline, thence run North through Section 39 of said Township and Range, being otherwise known as the Arrendondo Grant to the water’s edge of Lake George.
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A strip of land 200 feet in width, including the roadway above described, which said strip is located on the shores of Lake George and extends a minimum of 200 feet from the high water mark of Lake George, South, and lies 100 feet on each side of the above described centerline.
Notice having been advertised for exchange of certain land for road purposes, and no one being present to object to the exchange, on motion of Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following Resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that heretofore Lake County accepted Deeds for road rights-of-way as hereinafter set forth, and it now appears that the description was erroneous in that the strips of land conveyed for roadway purposes are located on the opposite side of certain forty acre tracts from which the roads were actually constructed; and
WHEREAS, a Notice has been published notifying all those interested that Deeds would be executed by Lake County conveying the properties erroneously described to the adjoining property owners in exchange for a Deed with the proper description of the roadway as now located; and
WHEREAS, all parties objecting to said Notice were required to appear before the Board of County Commissioners on the 3rd day of August 1959 at 10 o’clock in the morning; and no one appeared to object to the exchange of properties.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the value of the land offered in exchange for lands owned by Lake County is of the approximate equal value; that the Chairman and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners be, and they are hereby authorized and directed, upon receipt from the present land holders of the Deeds conveying the roadway by proper description as follows:
The East 33 feet of the Southeast quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SE ¼ of SE ¼) of Section 22, Township 23 South, Range 26 East.
The East 33 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NE ¼ of SE ¼) of Section 22, Township 23 South, Range 26 East.
To execute and deliver to the adjoining land owners the lands heretofore conveyed to Lake County, to-wit:
The West 33 feet of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SE ¼ of SE ¼) of Section 22, Township 23 South, Range 26 East.
West 33 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NE ¼ of SE 1/4) of Section 22, Township 23 South, Range 26 East.
Letter from Mrs. Bessie M. Cutts, the owner and operator of a Negro Nursing Home in DeLand, Florida – Cutts Nursing Home – offering her services if there should be any need by Lake County of accommodations for any aged or sick people in that area, referred to County Welfare Worker, Mrs. Sudderth.
Letter from C. E. Duncan, Attorney for the Board, to O. M. Simpson, Chairman, with reference to law concerning the closing of a road at least one day a year, in order to maintain the same as a private road, stating “We find no direct law on that point, but the Law does provide that a road used by the public must be opened and used for that purpose for a period of not less than 4 years before any presumed dedication takes place. Therefore, it is quite possible that the Court would not construe the road as a public road if it is closed against traffic without objection at least once a year. So long as the road does not acquire the nature of a public road by prescriptive right, it would remain a private road?
Copy of letter to Dr. J. B. Hall, Director Lake County Health Department, from H. L. Trenham, City Clerk of Tavares, re sanitary facilities in Summerall Park was referred to Commr. Bishop.
Letter from T. C. Cork, Attorney, re: Homestead Exemption not allowed on Janie Watts’ home for this year was referred to C. E. Duncan, Attorney for reply. Clerk Owens reported certificates in the amount of $294.88 were bought in by Wm. Kern.
W. B. Hunter, Attorney, appeared before the Board on behalf of Miss Winifred Kitchen’s application for Homestead Exemption on her home in Leesburg being denied by the Tax Assessor – R. G. Cassady – this year. Mr. Hunter stated the law clearly states if a home is rented cannot be allowed homestead exemption. Mr. Hunter also stated that Miss Kitchen could not be present today on account of the death of her mother, and requested that the Board continue the hearing on this matter for another meeting. Therefore, the Board agreed to continue the consideration of the protest until the meeting of August 24th.
Clerk Owens reported that the Water Authority would like to make a report to the Board, if they desire it, on what has been done and on the way they operate the locks. Mr. Simpson said invite them to come and give the report. Therefore, Clerk Owens was authorized to invite the Water Authority to come to the meeting on August 10th.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Leesburg Hospital Assn - J. Y. Clark, Jr., President, offering a site consisting of 4 acres, more or less, to Lake County for the location of a County Nursing Home. This 4 acres are a part of the 19 acre-tract donated to the Leesburg Hospital Assn. by G. G. Ware and J. Y. Clark, Jr., for the proposed $1,500,000.00 municipal hospital and located near the Venetian Gardens, Lake County Health Center, the City Library and Community Building. Mr. Simpson suggested that we see if plans we have for a Nursing Home will fit the land. Commr. Theus said if the Board agrees on the site better accept the offer, it is a good site and centrally located. Mr. Duncan stated think the Board should accept the site even though we find later a good reason not to build on it. Mr. Simpson suggested that we contact the Welfare Group and the Old Folks Group. After further discussion, on motion of Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Cowart, the Clerk was authorized to notify the Leesburg Hospital Assn that the Board of County Commissioners accepts the site in Leesburg for the old folk’s home. Carried unanimously.
Mr. Duncan stated he has a complaint from a property owner on Dora Canal who is losing part of this property by erosion caused by a number of boats going through the Canal at a high rate of speed. This is also happening in Haines Creek. Sheriff McCall also reported about high speed boats in the lakes and will bring more data on this at the next meeting. Mr. Goodson discussed the speed limit on the county roads.
Motion by Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried that the payroll for the month of July be approved.
Mr. Goodson stated the Zoning Commission needs a copying machine, cost of which is approximately $130.00. The Board authorized the purchase of the machine by Mr. Goodson for the Zoning Commission.
Mr. Goodson reported that the County Surveyor – Truman Moorhead – wants to use the old aerial photographs furnished by the Tax Assessor’s office. Commr. Cross said he would like for Moorhead to be granted permission to use them. Mr. Duncan said if start letting private surveyors use them, will have them lost. Mr. Cross said the surveyor should have them insured.
Mr. Goodson also brought up the matter of cast pots for permanent corners. Mr. Cross thinks the County should furnish them and if the County is going to furnish them, should buy them. Whereupon, Mr. Good was authorized to order cast pots for permanent corners.
Permits for dredging discussed.
Clerk Owens was authorized to write Van Ferguson of the Internal Improvement Board and request that the Board be furnished the names and addresses of dredging concerns, or individuals, to whom permits for hydraulic fill or dredging work in Lake County have been issued.
Judge Hall appeared before the Board and presented a letter from Mrs. Dorothy Alexander re: Work Shop for Juvenile Court Counselors in Tampa on August 3 and 4. The letter stated she would very much like to attend the Work Shop if it meets with the approval of Judge Hall and the County Commissioners – thinks expense would not greatly exceed $50.00. Judge Hall stated he gave Mrs. Alexander permission to attend the Work Shop and she is there now, and he told her if the Board did not authorize her expense he would see that they were paid; WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, Mr. Alexander, Juvenile Court Counselor for girls, was authorized to attend the Work Shop in Tampa August 3 and 4 and that her expenses not to exceed $50.00 be paid by the Board.
Commr. Bishop discussed the purchase of a roller with spikes to be attached to the lawn mower, said the cost is approximately $180.00. Mr. Bishop was authorized to get prices from other companies.
Discussion of need for rest rooms in Summerall Park
Mr. Goodson was authorized to go ahead and get prices on installation of rest rooms in Summerall Park – at least four rest rooms.
Mr. Bishop said personally he does not like the newspaper article about the Commissioners in the Daily Commercial and would like to make a protest by law or however it should be handled. Mr. Owens suggested that this matter be referred to the Attorney to report at the next meeting. Mr. Simpson said the Board should make a decision between now and the next meeting.
Mr. Owens brought to the attention of the Board that the property which the Board purchased from The Blitch Company, Inc., had outstanding taxes thereon, both city & county.
Motion by Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that Clerk Owens be authorized to place stop payment order on the Road & Bridge Warrant issued to The Blitch Company, Inc., in the amount of $1500.00 in payment of the purchase of land in Howey.
Mr. Duncan was instructed to contact the State Road Department re: Removal of trees on S-44 East Orange Avenue in the City of Eustis to LaRoe Corner at intersection of S-44-A. Clerk Owens reported that he wrote the Department by authority of the Board on April 1, 1957 re removal of the trees and they replied on April 22, 1957 – “We are requesting our Maintenance Engineer, Mr. Mims, to investigate this condition to determine what can be worked out.”
Clerk Owens reported it would require yearly payments in the amount of $155,460.00 to liquidate in ten years a bonded indebtedness of $1,250,000.00.
The Board recessed to go to the Tax Assessor’s Office to consider complaints presented to the Equalization Board.
Mr. Owens reported he has no complaints to the Board re Assessed Valuations for 1959. Mr. Cassady, Tax Assessor, had no complaints.
1959 County wide non-exempt aggregate values - $64,234,877.00 – County wide aggregate values $98,490,267.00.
Clerk Owens reported he has two protests about the Tax Assessor denying Homestead Exemption – namely, Miss Winifred Kitchen, Tallahassee, property located in City of Leesburg on Lee Street; and Mr. Donald Edgar, property located in Leesburg described as Lake Forest Unit 5, Lot 12.
Prior to this time today, during the Board Meeting, the protest of Miss Kitchen was continued until the next meeting on August 24th.
Mr. Cassady stated that Mr. Henry Pringle, Attorney for Mr. Edgar, said he will not protest the denial for Homestead Exemption. The gentleman is in the diplomatic service and has never lived in Leesburg - Inherited the property from his mother. Mr. Theus stated he will concur in the recommendation of Mr. Cassady in denying the homestead exemption to Mr. Edgar.
No complaints filed in Districts 2, 3, 4 and 5, WHEREUPON, on motion of Commr. Bishop seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the 1959 Assessment Roll as submitted by R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, was approved without any changes.
letters filed with the board
Florida Development Commission – acknowledging receipt of Resolution designating the Commr. as Agent to spend the County’s share of 1957-1958-1959 aircraft registration moneys for aviation purposes.
Copy of letter Fla State Board of Health to Orange State Engineers, Inc. re: Orchid Lake Subv.
U. S. Army Engineer District – Paul D. Troxler re: Operation of Moss Bluff Lock-Dam
State Board of Administration – re Road & Bridge bonds
Lake County Health Department Report – communicable diseases, etc. Rabies decreased. Lake Co. free of rabies for 6 consecutive years Lake Co. had one half of the rabid dogs of the entire State in 1953. Clean-up credit due Sheriff, his staff and rabies control officer
Letter of thanks from Margie LaRoe for privilege of attending Girls 4-H Short Course, Tally.
Card of thanks for flowers from Paul family.
reports filed with the board
R. E. Norris, County Agent, and 2 assistants – Connell and Bass
Marion Valentine, Home Demo. Agent and 2 assistants – Jennings & Sharp
J. C. Hunter, County Veteran Service Officer
County Jail and State and County Campus Report
requiring additional copies of plats to be filed
Clerk Owens was instructed to notify the surveyors in Lake County and anyone else who might be interested, that the Board requires the original tracing and 3 linen copies. RES. PG 452.
Mrs. Sudderth was instructed to acquire copy of the Resolutions from Orange and Duval Counties re: length of time indigents are required to live in the County before being eligible for assistance, in order that this Board may adopt a similar Resolution.
MEETING ADJOURNED TO SPECIAL MEETING ON AUGUST 24th at 10:00 o’clock AM.
/s/ Frank E. Owens /s/ O. M. Simpson