friday – june 23, 1961

The Board of County Commissioners met in called session in the County Commissioners room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Friday, June 23, 1961 at nine o’clock a.m. for the purpose of receiving and considering the Budget Requests for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1961 and ending September 30, 1962 and such other business as may be brought before the Board, with the following present:  Vice Chairman Cowart; Commissioners Babb, Dykes, and Simpson; Attorney Duncan; and Clerk Owens.

The Board was called to order by Vice Chairman Cowart.

budget requests by county officials

An Agenda having been mailed to the various County officials specifying the time for each of them to present their requests, the following named County officials appeared and presented requests for the budget:

Miss Geraldine Fell, District Child Welfare Supervisor

Bob Roof for Sheriff Willis V. McCall

R. E. Norris, County Agent

Marian B. Valentine, Home Demonstration Agent

J. C. Hunter, County Service Officer

W. Troy Hall, Jr., Circuit Judge

Dr. J. B. Hall, Director, Lake County Health Unit (not present), request presented by letter

Fred Tanner, Director, Mosquito Control

Charles P. Goodson, County Engineer and Zoning Director

Katherine Baker, Supervisor of Registration

Karl Lehmann, Secretary, Chamber of Commerce and Fair Association

E. C. Aulls, Jr., Judge, Small Claims Court

W. A. (Bill) Milton, County Judge and Juvenile Court Judge

South Lake Memorial Hospital – presented request by letter

Oklawaha Basin Recreation & Water Conservation & Control Authority – request presented by Frank E. Owens, Secretary-Treasurer

Frank E. Owens, Clerk, Circuit Court

bids for chemical insecticides

The Notice to Bidders for chemical insecticides having been published, the following bids were received and opened:


20 55-gallon drums of Malathon 90 f. o. b. Tavares –          per gallon $8.25


20 55-gallon drums of Malathon – delivered                        per gallon $8.25


20 55-gallon drums of Malathon 90                                      per gallon $7.89

20 55-gallon drums of Lethane 384                                       per gallon $4.99

On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bid of Southern Mill Creek Products Company, Inc. of Tampa to furnish Lake County chemical insecticides, 20 55-gallon drums of Malathon 90 at $7.89 per gallon and 20 55-gallon drums of Lethane 384 at $4.99 per gallon was accepted.

On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to transfer $4,000 from the Contingency Item in the Fine & Forfeiture Fund to Item #311-11 – Board and Care of Juveniles.

agricultural center

Attorney Duncan was instructed to write the Attorney General requesting an opinion on Lake County serving water from the Agricultural Center well to the Lake County Farm Bureau across from the Agricultural Center.

Fred Tanner filed a check signed by B. E. Frazier for sale of 30 used drums Mosquito Control at $2 each - $60.

home demonstration secretary position

Mrs. Valentine, Home Demonstration Agent, recommended to the Board Mrs. Clara T. Roll as her secretary to replace Mrs. Franklin at an annual salary of $2,660; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and unanimously carried, Mrs. Clara T. Roll was employed as secretary to Lake County Demonstration Agent Mrs. Marian B. Valentine at an annual salary of $2,660 beginning July 5, 1961.

contract for equipment servicing

On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to advertise for bids for servicing by yearly contract for the quarterly maintenance on County-owned typewriters and adding machines.

agricultural center

“Final Inspection” Septic Tank Permit from the Lake County Health Department was filed.

Change Order Number Two – Lake County Agriculture Center, Architect’s Order No. L2-66, June 13, 1961.

Contractor:  Gregg, Gibson, and Gregg

Owner:  Board of County Commissioners, Lake County

Item No. 1:  Furnish material and labor for enclosing concrete beam in Room 105 and Room 119.

Add the sum $39.50

The statement of account is as follows:

Original Contract sum                                    $101,736.00

Change Orders to date                                    $    1,065.00

Amount added, this change order                            39.50

Adjusted amount of contract to date              $102,840.50

On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Change Order No. 2 on the Agricultural Center in the amount of $39.50 as set forth above was approved for payment.

certificate of payment number 6, architect’s order no. l2-66

The Certificate of Payment Number 6, Architect’s Order Number L2-66 in the amount of $15,804.30 due Gregg, Gibson, and Gregg, contractors, was filed with the Board.  On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to pay Gregg, Gibson and Gregg, contractors, the sum of $9,000 on this estimate, which would leave a balance due of $6,804.30 plus the amount of Change Order No. 2 of $39.50 or a total balance of $6,843.80 due.

Clerk Owens filed the Certificate of Gregg, Gibson, and Gregg, Inc. stating that all work under contract dated November 10, 1961 on the Lake County Agricultural Center has been satisfactorily completed; that all materials, labor, and other charges against the project have been paid; that no liens have been attached against the project; that no suits are pending by reason of work on the project under the contract; that all Workman’s Compensation claims have been settled; and that no public liability claims are pending.

The bond of Peerless Insurance Company #VR-945 was filed.  (These papers were filed with the Contract under the date of October 24, 1960.)

following filed with the board:

Copy of letter from C. E. Duncan to Olive L. Ingram, Clerk of Astatula re land for boat ramp.

Copy of letter from C. E. Duncan to Richey Green re borrow pit – Job 11230-3101, SR 500 Northwest of Fruitland Park.




/s/ Frank E. Owens___                                                           /s/ J. C. COWART_

CLERK                                                                                   VICE CHAIRMAN