MINUTES OF regular MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
TUESday – january 3, 1961
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners room in the Courthouse at Tavares on January 3, 1961 at ten o’clock a.m. (Monday, January 2, being a holiday), with the following present: Chairman Cross; Commissioners Theus, Cowart, Bishop, and Simpson; Attorney Duncan; Clerk Owens; and Engineer Goodson. The two new Commissioners, Dykes and Babb, were also present.
The Board was called to order by Chairman Cross.
The minutes of November 7 and 14 were approved as read.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Mason County Bank, New Haven, West Virginia to Citizens Bank of Clermont as follows: “Enclosed you will find deed of Chester M. Clarke and others, conveying real estate in Lake County, Florida, to the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County. The purchase price is $2,400, and you are to deliver the deed upon payment of this amount only. Please contact Mr. R. G. Bishop, Clermont, Florida, who has been negotiating this transaction. Upon payment of this amount, please deliver the deed and remit to this bank.” Signed O. C. Roush, Cashier. A copy of the notification of the Bank of Clermont to Mr. Bishop is attached.
On a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the deed referred to above was accepted and Clerk Owens authorized to issue a warrant to Citizens Bank of Clermont, Clermont, Florida, in the amount of $2,400 in payment for property in Section 6-23-26 to be used for a clay pit, for transmittal to Chester M. Clarke, et al.
RAILROAD CROSSING – MILE POST 786
On a motion by Commr. Bishop, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Chairman and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners were authorized to execute in duplicate the AGREEMENT dated January 3, 1961 between the Seaboard Airline Railroad Company and the Board of County Commissioners for the establishment of a highway or street near Tavares, Florida, crossing at grade, the property and track of the Railroad, the center line of which is to be located 4,266 feet southeastwardly from Railroad’s Mile Post 786.
Howell Hopson appeared before the Board and reported that he has approval from the Railroad to go under its track with specifications of what the Board of County Commissioners will have to do. Mr. Hopson stated that Mr. Goodson suggested that the County buy the culvert. Mr. Goodson and Mr. Hopson were instructed to negotiate with Mr. Brennand, contractor, for the best deal possible for the purchase and installation of the 15-inch pipe. (SEE PAGE 245 FOR CHANGE ORDER NO. 1)
Mr. Hopson presented the request of L. T. Brennand, Inc. for partial payment in the amount of $16,672.50 for work completed in accordance with the contract documents on sewage disposal. On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, this request for partial payment for work completed in the amount of $16,672.50 was approved for payment.
Mr. Hopson presented a request for progress payment for the plans for the Lake County Jail in the amount of $6,000. Mr. Duncan stated that some of the subcontractors have completed their work, the bills are now due and payable, and Mr. Hopson needs the money to pay them. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the request of Howell C. Hopson, Architect, in the amount of $6,000 for work completed on Plans for the Lake County Jail was approved for payment.
Mr. Hopson said he talked to Mr. Ford the other day, and he expects to finish in about 90 days, which will be the first of April. Mr. Hopson stated he thinks the Board would save money to tear down the old Home Demonstration building. Discussion on this followed. Mr. Cross thinks it should be included in the contract and give the contractor salvage interest. No action was taken on this.
Mr. Hopson stated there should be two contracts, one for construction of the jail and one for furnishing and installation of equipment. Take bids for construction and equipment on the same day. Chairman Cross asked if this is agreeable with the Board to issue two contracts; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Bishop and carried, the Board agreed to have two separate contracts, one for construction of the Jail and one for furnishing and installation of Jail equipment and that Howell C. Hopson, Architect, be instructed to prepare the contracts at the proper time.
The plans for the jail were filed with the Board by H. C. Hopson.
On a motion by Commr. Hopson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the payroll for the month of December was approved.
Mr. Lightfoot came to the meeting, congratulated the Board for the fine work it has done during the last four years, and commended the members for resurfacing so many roads in the county and saving them. He thinks the Board deserves a lot of credit for this work.
Mr. Cross stated it had been a great honor to serve during the past four years with this fine group of men. Mr. Bishop stated it has been a pleasure to serve with you gentlemen, and I have enjoyed the work very much and extend best wishes to the new members as well as the others. Mr. Theus responded to the comments of the outgoing members and said it has been a real pleasure to this Board to have you men on it. We appreciate serving with the type of men you are and wish each of you the best of luck. We now have two more good men joining the Board, and we welcome them.
THE OLD BOARD ADJOURNED, AND THE NEW BOARD CONVENED.
Clerk Owens announced that the first order of new business is to swear in the duly elected County Judge; WHEREUPON, W. A. (Bill) Milton, Jr., was sworn in as County Judge for a term of four years by Clerk Owens, who also administered the Loyalty Oath to the Judge.
Cecil C. Theus, Herman T. Dykes, and Herbert Babb were sworn in as County Commissioners in Districts 1, 3, and 5 respectively by Clerk Owens for a term of four years each. The Loyalty Oath was administered to each of these Board Members by Clerk Owens.
Judge Milton announced that he has appointed Mrs. Geraldine F. Seiler as Chief Counselor of the Juvenile Court and will make an appointment of two assistant counselors later.
AT THIS TIME, 10:45 A.M., THE NEW BOARD WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY CLERK OWENS, who announced that nominations are now in order for a Chairman; WHEREUPON, Commr. Cowart nominated Cecil C. Theus as Chairman for the ensuing year, Commr. Simpson seconded the motion, and Commr. Dykes moved that the nominations be closed and that Clerk Owens be instructed to cast a unanimous ballot declaring Cecil C. Theus Chairman of the Board for the ensuing year. The motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Theus thanked the Board for this action and stated he considers this a distinct honor and asked for the support of the Board during the coming year. Chairman Theus followed his acceptance of the chairmanship with a prayer asking for Divine guidance in carrying out the duties of the Board during the coming year. Mr. Duncan presented the Chairman with a gavel, after which Mr. Theus took the Chair and called for nominations for Vice-Chairman. WHEREUPON, Commr. Dykes nominated J. C. Cowart as Vice-Chairman for the ensuing year, Commr. Simpson seconded the motion, and Commr. Babb moved that the nominations be closed and that Clerk Owens be instructed to cast a unanimous ballot declaring J. C. Cowart Vice-Chairman of the Board for the ensuing year. The motion was carried unanimously.
Clerk Owens read applications from the following persons:
C. E. Duncan for County Attorney
James W. Salter for Janitor of the Courthouse
Oral applications were announced as follows:
J. C. Hunter for County Service Officer
Myrtle Sudderth for County Welfare Worker
C. P. Goodson for County Engineer
Motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes that C. E. Duncan be appointed County Attorney for the ensuing year. The motion was unanimously carried.
Motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb that C. P. Goodson be appointed County Engineer for the ensuing year. The motion was unanimously carried.
Motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes that Myrtle Sudderth be appointed County Welfare Worker for the ensuing year. The motion was unanimously carried.
Motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Simpson that J. C. Hunter be appointed County Welfare Worker for the ensuing year. The motion was unanimously carried.
Motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart that James W. Salter be appointed Janitor for the Courthouse and Annex for the ensuing year. The motion was unanimously carried.
Motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried that C. P. Goodson continue serving as Zoning Director for Lake County for the ensuing year.
appointment of zoning board members
Commr. Dykes appointed Richard Gardner, Tavares, as a member of the Zoning Board in place of Walter Krieg of Clermont. A. J. Caldwell, Jr. will continue on the Board.
Commr. Theus appointed F. C. W. Kramer III, Leesburg, as a member of the Zoning Board in place of S. L. Kilgore, Leesburg.
Commr. Babb stated he will notify the Board at the next meeting whom he selects. The holdover members of the Board are:
J. E. French, Lady Lake Reba Harris, Eustis
R. E. Nash, Mascotte A. J. Caldwell, Jr., Tavares
John Brooks, Sr., Groveland Herman Turner, Umatilla
George Amory, Mt. Dora
appeal board for the zoning regulations
The Governor will appoint someone to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. S. Allen of Umatilla on the Appeal Board for the Zoning Regulations.
Sheriff McCall appeared before the Board and announced that the Florida Sheriffs’ Association is having its mid-winter conference in Mount Dora next week and asked the Board members, Attorney, Clerk, and Engineer to attend the banquet on the 12th of January.
Mr. Duncan read a letter from the Attorney General concerning the authority of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County to purchase law books until the next session of the Legislature, when a special enabling act can be obtained. This letter and a copy of the Attorney General’s letter dated July 8, 1960 to Mr. Duncan were filed with the Board.
Mr. Hopson reported that Mr. Brennand had been contacted and agreed to a change order on his contract for Sewage Disposal.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following CHANGE ORDER was entered into with L. T. Brennand, Inc.
HOWELL C. HOPSON, ARCHITECT, LEESBURG, FLORIDA
CHANGE ORDER NO. 1
L. T. Brennand, Inc., Contractor
Under your contract dated 11/22/1960 with the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Owner for Sewage Disposal System for Lake County Facilities, we are authorized by the Owner to hereby direct you to:
1. Change slope or Sewer from MH #5 to MH #8 to MH #9 as per Revised Profile drawing dated 12-30-60.
2. Install 15” Culvert to receive Sewer under all RR RW, Culvert furnished by owner.
3. Install 1” water line from Health Department to Disposal.
and to add to (deduct from) the Contract, in accordance with Contract and Specification, the sum of four hundred thirty five and 60/100 Dollars.
There will be an extension of 10 days for completion.
The date of completion of Contract was March 31, 1961 and now will be April 10, 1961.
Amount of Original Contract $38,397.00
Total Additions 435.60
Total Deductions ---
Contract to Date $39,372.60
Approved January 3, 1961 (Official Seal)
BOARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LAKE COUNTY
BY FRANK E. OWENS, Clerk Howell C. Hopson, Architect
Accepted: L. T. Brennand, Contractor
Tom Sawyer of Orange State Engineers representing Mr. Pomeroy presented the Plat of Pomerosa Subdivision located on US 441 near Woody’s Restaurant east of Tavares on Lake Saunders and stated that he has checked the name and no duplication. Have letter from Health Department and title insurance policy. Affidavits have been filed with Lake Abstract Company. Mr. Duncan stated there are two mortgages on the property and a partial release not secured on one long street. Mr. Sawyer was advised by Attorney Duncan to get the partial release and present the Plat at the next Board meeting.
plat of ocala forest campsite no. 2 was presented by mr. sawyer
The property belongs to W. H. Vernor Inc. and is located on a paved highway off of SR 19 on the new road to Alexander Springs. Mr. Duncan stated the Plat appears to be acceptable in form. Streets are OK. Letter from the Health Department states suitable for septic tanks based on reports of Orange State Engineers, report filed. Title insurance policy #FE 362-70 issued by Title & Trust Company of Florida shows that title to the property is vested in W. H. Vernor, Inc. subject to no encumbrances and consists of 93 lots; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the PLAT OF OCALA FOREST CAMPSITE NO. 2 was accepted and approved.
plat of friendly center subdivision in astatula
The Plat of Friendly Center Subdivision in Astatula was presented to the Board with a report from the Lake County Health Department stating septic tank sewage disposal will in their opinion adequately function based on the Orange State Engineers report – report filed. Title Insurance policy #Y-687-335 issued by Lawyers Title Insurance Corp to Miss Minnie M. Weems and Beatrice B. Graham, both of whom are unmarried. Motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried that the PLAT OF FRIENDLY CENTER SUBDIVISION be accepted and approved.
discussion on paving PARKING area around PIONEER building
Motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried that the parking area around the Pioneer Building be paved on a countywide basis and that Mr. Goodson be instructed to do this work with County equipment and supervise the job.
Mr. Goodson stated that the driveway at the entrance to the Home for the Aged in Leesburg needs some fill material, also the south end of Sinclair Avenue in Tavares. Mr. Goodson, County Engineer, was instructed to have this work done at the same time he works on the Pioneer Building parking area.
Mr. Duncan presented a resolution re changing lines of precincts in the City of Leesburg and outside of the City of Leesburg to conform to the law and stated approval by the Supervisor of Registration is required by law. (Mrs. Baker, Supervisor of Registration, voiced her approval of the resolution at the meeting on Monday, December 5, 1960.) WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Laws of Florida provide that any municipality having a population of 1,500 or more shall have the right to use the Registration Lists of the County, provided that such municipality shall adopt a Resolution electing to adopt such provision of the Law and shall notify the Board of County Commissioners on or before the 1st day of July preceding any election year by filing with the Board of County Commissioners a certified copy of such Resolution, and
WHEREAS, the City of Leesburg has by proper Resolution elected to avail itself under provision of law permitting the use of County Registration Lists, which election by the City of Leesburg makes it mandatory that the County Commissioners rearrange the election precinct lines within the City of Leesburg so that no election precinct line shall cross the city boundaries, and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners did realign the election precinct lines within the City of Leesburg to conform to the requirements of law to permit the City of Leesburg to use the registration lists of the County within said City, and
WHEREAS, subsequent to said realignment, the City of Leesburg by a special act of the Legislature extended its boundaries to include additional areas of land as hereinafter described, and the Board of County Commissioners has been informed of such extension of the City Limits and has been requested to realign the election precinct lines to conform to the Law, and
WHEREAS, the Laws of Florida require that the Supervisor of Registration shall approve such realignment of election precinct lines, and the approval of the Supervisor of Registration of Lake County, Florida, has been filed with said Board of County Commissioners;
NOW, THEREFORE, in compliance with the Laws of Florida, with reference to the realignment of election precinct lines within and without the City of Leesburg to include within election precincts located entirely within the City Limits the additional lands embraced in the extension of the City Limits, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the election precincts located within and without the City boundaries of the City of Leesburg according to the amendment of the City boundaries set forth in the Act of Legislature of 1959, be amended so that no precinct line shall cross the city boundaries, that is to say:
Election Precinct No. 27 for Lake County is amended to read as follows: (See description on Page 247-248 in Minute Book 18).
utilities relocation agreement re job 11684-2601-SR-450
Mr. Duncan reported that Sumter Electric Cooperative owns a pole along the above road, and the Agreement with the State Road Department should be executed and the Resolution adopted; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute the six copies of the agreement and the following resolution was adopted:
SRD NO. 2, SECTION 11684-2601, STATE ROAD S-450, COUNTY OF LAKE
WHEREAS, the State Road Department, pursuant to a Resolution heretofore adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, required the readjustment of certain utility facilities on State Road No. S-450, Section 11684; and
WHEREAS, this Board has reviewed said invoices and finds them to be a reasonable charge for the services performed;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SAID COUNTY that the following invoices be, and the same are, declared to be a proper expense incurred by said County for the acquisition of right of way for the construction of said road and same are hereby approved for payment;
UTILITY: SUMTER ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. AMOUNT: $3,630.55
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY SAID BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, that the State Road Department of Florida be, and it is hereby, requested and authorized to pay said invoices out of secondary funds accrued to the credit of this county.
utilities relocation agreement – re job 11684; sr s-439
Mr. Duncan stated this agreement (six copies) should be executed and the resolution adopted, WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute the six copies of the agreement and the following resolution was adopted:
SRD NO. 2, SECTION 11685-2601, STATE ROAD S-439, COUNTY OF LAKE
WHEREAS, the State Road Department, pursuant to a Resolution heretofore adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, required the readjustment of certain utility facilities on State Road No. S-439, Section 11685; and
WHEREAS, certain invoices covering the cost of adjusting such utilities, which were located on private property, have been submitted to the State Road Department for payment; and
WHEREAS, this Board has reviewed said invoices and finds them to be a reasonable charge for the services performed;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SAID COUNTY that the following invoices be, and the same are, declared to be a proper expense incurred by said County for the acquisition of right of way for the construction of said road, and the same are hereby approved for payment;
UTILITY: SUMTER ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. - AMOUNT: $3,996.44
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY SAID BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS that the State Road Department of Florida be and it is hereby requested and authorized to pay said invoices out of secondary funds accrued to the credit of this County.
Mr. Duncan stated that Mr. Rickard would come to the meeting after lunch to discuss the proposed lease between Lake County and him to operate the Home for the Aged in Leesburg.
recess and reassembly
The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:30 p.m.
bills for condemnation suits
Mr. Duncan submitted three bills re condemnation suits as follows:
Lake County vs. Harvey, et al, Sec. 11230-2101, SR 500 N. of Lady Lake - $2,500
Lake County vs. Cromwell, et al, Sec. 11040-2206 SR 25-500, Leesburg, Fruitland Park to Lady Lake Road - $1,000
Lake County vs. Ansley, et al, Sec. 1161 (150)250, SR S-445 (old school bus or railroad road) - $1,000
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the bills as referred to above were approved for payment out of Lake County Secondary Road Funds and copies of the bills mailed to the State Road Department.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the action of the Chairman and Clerk in approving the applications of Mattie Martha (Jones) Parker of Astatula and Lynn Jefferson Leverett of Mascotte to the T. B. Hospital were approved.
home for senior citizens in leesburg
Mr. Hubert G. Rickard appeared before the Board re leasing the Home for Senior citizens in Leesburg. Mr. Theus stated the Committee has been in conference with Mr. Rikard re this matter, and he is here at our request to answer any questions we might have to ask. Mr. Duncan has drawn up a lease, and if it meets with the Board’s approval, it should be entered into. Mr. Duncan read the lease. Mr. Theus stated this Board wants it clearly understood that the people of Lake County will be taken care of first. This building is built with taxpayers’ money. Mr. Rikard said he understands this, and Lake County residents shall have priority. Every move will be of as much interest to Lake County as to myself. After discussion of other items such as shrubbery, time of opening, and maintenance of exterior and interior of the building, a motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Simpson and unanimously carried that Attorney Duncan be instructed to proceed with redrafting of the lease and bring the redrafted form to the meeting on January 9. Mr. Rikard stated he will be back about the 17th or 18th of January.
drainage at fairgrounds
Mr. Karl Lehmann appeared before the Board re the drainage situation at the Fairgrounds, stating that the Fair Association urges the Board to do something about this before the Fair is held in March. Mr. Goodson was instructed to look into the drainage situation at the Fairgrounds and do whatever is necessary to correct this situation. Mr. Lehmann stated the Midway needs more sawdust. After discussion on this matter, the Board agreed to furnish the sawdust. Discussion on extension of livestock pavilion about 50 feet. Mr. Lehmann stated they have been renting tents for the livestock in the past, but he thinks they should take the rent money and have the pavilion extended 50 feet and asked for the Board’s cooperation in this matter. No action was taken on this.
Mr. Frank Howard and Mr. J. O. White, representing the Railroad Trainmen Brotherhood, appeared before the Board opposing the merger of the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Airline Railroad and asked the Commissioners to rescind their previous action approving the merger and asked that the Board petition the Interstate Commerce to intervene and let the Attorney for the Board or some other attorneys enter an appearance at the hearing in Tampa. No action was taken on this.
Clerk Owens read a letter from the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company enclosing Western Union Voucher draft No. 681, dated December 20, 1960, in favor of Lake County in the amount of $10.27 representing the refund due for the difference between the actual cost of line chance 2,232 feet southwest of Mile Post S-807 near Okahumpka, Florida. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to deposit the warrant to the Road and Bridge Fund in the First National Bank of Leesburg as a current refund (District #2).
Clerk Owens filed Certificates of Correction of Errors as filed by Tax Assessor Cassady; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Certificates of Correction of Errors on the 1960 Lake County Tax Roll, numbered 186 through 207, as submitted by R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor were approved.
EXECUTED AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT WITH BOOZER AND RACE AND RACE
The executed amendment to the contract between Boozer Service and Equipment Company and Race and Race, the Sellers, and Lake County, the Buyer, was filed with the Board.
discussion on drilling a well at agricultural center site
Clerk Owens announced that he called several of the Commissioners re this matter, and now an advertisement is being run for bids on six or eight inch pipe to be used. A letter from Robert Ford, architect, re wells – Lake Region Packing Company and Burke Chester – was read and filed. At the meeting on December 12, 1960, the Board adopted a resolution to move the Agricultural Center West 60 feet; therefore, a Change Order should be executed. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following change order was entered into: Change Order Number One, Lake County Agriculture Center, Tavares, Florida, Architect’s Order Number L2-66, December 12, 1960.
Contractor: Gregg, Gibson and Gregg
Owner: Board of County Commissioners, Lake County
Item No. 1: Move the building 60’0” westward. All footings to remain at depth shown on the drawings. Grade beams to be changed to an average depth of 2’0”. Finish grades to remain as shown on drawings. Add the sum $526.00.
Item No. 2: Increase the footing sizes as shown on the revised footing schedule. Reinforcing steel to remain as scheduled. Add the sum $400.00.
Item No. 3: Change the contract notification to proceed with construction from November 25, 1960 to date of this Change Order. Total additions, this change $926.00, 15 percent for extra work $139.00, for a total amount of change order of $1,065.00.
The statement of account is as follows:
Original Contract Sum $101,736.00
Change Orders to date none
Amount added, this change order 1,065.00
Adjusted Amount of Contract to date $102,810.00
(Approved and signed by Cecil C. Theus, Chairman; Frank E. Owens, Clerk; F. Browne Gregg, Contractor; and Robert V. Ford, Architect.
The Certificate of Insurance by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company showing L. T. Brennand, Inc. insured in said Company for workmen’s compensation and Comprehensive General Liability. Also Certificate of Insurance as required for John P. Schwind Associates, Inc., who take care of the installation of the tanks for the Marolf Company.
S-561-A – Old SR 50 – Drainage Structure on Palatlakaha Creek – Cleargrove
A letter from the State Road Department re this matter was referred to County Engineer Goodson.
roads in the okahumpka and yalaha areas
Clerk Owens read a letter from J. C. Manly Construction Company re these roads. The letter from Manly Construction Company stated: “We have a contract to do these roads, but have been unable to do the work as the clay base has not been put in by the County. Advise whether you contemplate us doing the remainder of this work so that if you do not, we can submit a final for the work completed.”
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was instructed to notify Manly Construction Company that at the present time the Board is not ready to have the work on the roads in Okahumpka and Yalaha areas done, the roads not being in shape for servicing, and that they be requested to cancel the contract for this work and submit a bill for retainage being withheld for the work completed.
Clerk Owens read a letter from County Judge Henrietta S. Horner re removal of certain law books from the shelves in the county judge’s office, advising that several hundred volumes of such books belong to Judge Hall personally.
An application for membership to the Sumter Electric Cooperative was referred to County Engineer Goodson.
A permit for removal of heavy equipment, etc. was given to each Commissioner.
Clerk Owens reported he has quotations on 1,000 case binders from Simons Office Equipment for $221 and from Bowen Supply Company for $265.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to purchase 1,000 case binders from Simons Office Equipment for the sum of $221.
Clerk Owens read a letter from Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company enclosing receipted bill for $36.84 which was paid by Jet Inc. covering estimated Railroad expense in raising communication lines for a public road crossing to be installed by Lake County over Coast Line’s R/W at a point 2,375 feet east of Mile Post TA-795 near Mount Dora. The Clerk was instructed to mail this receipted bill to Jet Inc.
A letter from Reeves Fences, Inc., Orlando re results of the tensile strength of the wire to be used around the Home for the Aged in Leesburg. Mr. Duncan was instructed to draw up the contract for the installation of the fence.
A letter from C. E. Duncan enclosing the Tax Receipt for 1960 on Log G. Block 40, Tavares, recently purchased from J. D. Slone.
copy of executed agreement
A copy of an executed agreement dated November 7, 1960 with Seaboard Airline Railroad Company re: establishing a public highway or street near Tavares, Lake County, crossing at grade, the right of way and main track of the Railroad 3, 170 feet westwardly from RR’s mile post 781, approximately 3 miles north of Tavares, described as being at “Perch Avenue” according to the Plat of Orange Blossom Estates filed with the Board.
certified copy of resolution
A certified copy of a resolution with Sheriff’s return re Empire Church Road was filed.
Clerk Owens reported to the Board that the building where Hunnicutt and Associates are working needed heat during the cold spell in December, and he had talked to Mr. Duncan and he advised we have to furnish them a place to work with heat; therefore, Mr. Owens called Houston Gas Company, and they installed heaters in the building and tanks for the sum of $210 plus gas. The bill will be presented at the next meeting for payment. Mr. Owens stated he also called Smith Gas Company, but they could not furnish heat immediately.
Commr. Babb reported that Mr. Cross has given him the Petition of C. Q. Conklin and 12 others petitioning the Board to repair the holes on Missouri Street in Bassville Park from Haines Creek to Sunland Avenue, and he will look into this matter.
clearance for bridge to be built over PALATLAKAHA creek
Mr. Goodson reported that the State Road Department has drawn plans and specifications for building a new bridge on the southeast side of Lake Minnehaha over the Palatlakaha Creek and wants to know the bridge clearance. This matter was referred to Mr. Owens to take up with the Water Authority.
A statement from Greyhound Bus Company in the amount of $13.81 for one round trip ticket to Miami for Louise McKay, mother of Jane McKay, approved by Mrs. Sudderth, County Welfare Worker, and R. G. Bishop was presented to the Board and ordered held over until the next meeting.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, a warrant in the amount of $121.25 was to be issued to Motor Vehicle Commissioners for 1961 X-tags for County trucks and trailers.
following filed with the board
Lake County Chamber of Commerce Annual Development Story
Docket No. 6165-EU, Order No. 3076 re: investigation of earnings of Florida Power & Light Company before the Florida RR & Public Utilities Commission
Docket 6238 RR – Florida Railroad & Public Utilities Commission
Report of Florida Division of Correction – County Jail and Camp
Report of County Service Officer – J. C. Hunter
List of names of city firemen of the City of Eustis
State Board of Administration re gas tax and motor vehicle fuel tax changes for Dec 1960
Fines, Forfeitures and Cost Report for month of December 1960, County Judge Henrietta S. Horner
Report of R. E. Norris, County Agent and 2 assistants for December 1960
Home Demonstration Agent and 2 assistants for the month of December 1960
list of names for jury duty to serve in circuit court
TAVARES, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA
We, the Board of County Commissioners in and for the County of Lake in the State of Florida, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the following is a true and correct list of the names of the persons drawn by each of us for jury duty to serve in the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida, in and for Lake County for the year 1961; that each of us has personally selected and verified said list; and that said persons named have the qualifications required by Section 40.01 Florida Statutes, according to the best of our knowledge, information, and belief.
(Signed by Cecil C. Theus, J. C. Cowart, H. T. Dykes, O. M. Simpson, and Herbert a. Babb)
THE LIST OF NAMES OF THE CIRCUIT COURT JURY LIST COULD BE FOUND ON PAGES 254 THROUGH 256 IN MINUTE BOOK 18)
/s/ Frank E. Owens___ /s/ O. M. Simpson__