MINUTES OF regular MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
monday – december 4, 1961
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, December 4, 1961 at ten o’clock a.m., with the following present: Chairman Theus; Commissioners Cowart, Babb, Dykes, and Simpson; Attorney Duncan; Engineer Givens; and Clerk Owens.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Theus.
The Minutes of the meetings of August 7, 14, 21, and 25; September 5, 11 and 19 (also minutes of September 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, and 14 re: assessments); October 2, 9, 13, and 18; and November 6 and 8 were approved as read.
notary public bonds
Notary Public Bonds approved by Clerk Owens since the first regular meeting in November:
With American Surety Company of New York, the following:
Faye Jarrett 11-17-61; H. B. Harrell, Jr. 11-17-61; R. M. Walker 11-28-61.
With Pan American Surety Company:
Buck Nilsson 11-29-61; Jo Nilsson 11-29-61
With the Home Indemnity Company:
Margaret L. Harb 11-28-61
With American Fire & Casualty Company:
Jewel Amos 11-17-61; and
With U. S. Fidelity & Guaranty Company: Arthur L. Burke 11-29-61.
The Board approved the notary public bond of Mary Ann Chism, Clermont, with St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, St. Paul, Minnesota.
liability insurance on lake memorial nursing home, leesburg
L. A. Lemaster, agent of Buffalo Insurance Co., First National of Leesburg, appeared before the Board regarding liability insurance on the Lake Memorial Nursing Home in Leesburg, stating that this insurance protected the County as well as the party leasing the Home; therefore, he has placed an endorsement on the policy deleting the party leasing the home, Martha Schaller (Root), and the Policy now covers only the Board of County Commissioners. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the action of L. A. Lemaster, agent, in placing a waiver on the Policy covering liability insurance on Lake Memorial Nursing Home was approved.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, Clerk Owens was instructed to notify Lassiter-Ware Insurance Company of Leesburg to put an endorsement on Policy No. J-713909 covering the Lake Memorial Nursing Home personnel with Workmen’s Compensation effective as of November 16, 1961.
duplicate tax certificates
The following applications for duplicate Tax Certificates for Mary Ann Nicholls were approved by the Board on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried:
Certificate #50 – property in Sec. 23-24-24
Certificate #164 – Part of Lot 2 Block O, Clermont
Certificate #214 – Lots 20, 21 Banks Subdivision, Eustis
Certificate #219 – Lots 33, 34, Goulds Subdivision, Eustis
Certificate #234 – Part of Lots 76 and 195, Lake Eustis Place
Certificate #260 – Lots 2, 3, 4, part of Lot 5, Block A, Shaky Lake Subdivision, Froveld
Certificate #305 – Lot 36, Hilltop View Subdivision, Leesburg
Certificate #430 – Lots 31, 32, N. Umatilla Block 16
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the bill of Robert V. Ford, architect, for professional services rendered on this building – Preliminary Plans for Second Stage – in the amount of $1,488.46 was approved for payment.
mile post 781 near tavares
The Clerk read a letter from Seaboard Airline Railroad Company regarding the expense of providing standard clearance at a road crossing constructed for Lake County under contract dated 11-7-60 at a location 3,170 feet east of Mile Post 781 near Tavares – Western Union bill 4-SR-101061 for $200.95 – George Vance crossing. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the bill of Western Union in the amount of $200.95 for the above work was approved for payment, and Clerk Owens was authorized to send George Vance notice to reimburse the company.
mile post 781 near tavares – crossing 4,095 feet se of the mile post
Clerk Owens read a letter from Seaboard Airline Railroad Company regarding the road crossing desired 4,095 feet SE of Mile Post 781 near Tavares. SAL has notified Western Union to establish standard clearance under its lines. This is George Daugherty’s crossing, and this bill will be paid by him.
plat of breezy heights
R. G. Breeden and Truman Moorhead appeared before the Board and presented this Plat with an unrecorded partial release of mortgage, a letter from the Lake County Health Department, and a copy of a letter from Orange State Engineers Inc. as to the suitability for septic tanks, as well as a letter from Lake Abstract Company as to the title of the land. Mr. Duncan advised the Board that Mr. Breeden has completed all the requirements as to this Plat. One piece of the property is not included. There are two mortgages, but it does not affect the streets, and the streets within the subdivision are satisfactory, the test for septic tanks are okay; therefore, the Plat is now acceptable. The mortgage on the remainder of the property is executed by Breeden Developments, Inc. to Edward Morris Savage and wife recorded in Official Record Book 87, page 442. The partial release of mortgage as to streets will be recorded today; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Plat of Breezy Heights was approved.
Truman Moorhead presented a map of a survey on Block 40, City of Tavares, which was made at the request of Howell Hopson, architect, together with his bill for said work; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the bill of Truman Moorhead in the amount of $165 for services for a map of the survey on Block 40, Tavares, was approved. The map was filed.
the first addition to pine island shores
Clerk Owens advised the Board that this subdivision has changed hands. The Plat for the Subdivision was prepared by Truman Moorhead at the request of Willard A. Jennison. Now Mr. Moorhead would like to withdraw the Plat on file in the Clerk’s office. The Board suggested that Mr. Moorhead ask Mr. Jennison to write a letter to the Board of County Commissioners requesting that the Plat of the First Addition to Pine Island Shores be turned over to Mr. Moorhead. Mr. Moorhead has never been paid for the work.
A delegation from Mount Plymouth appeared before the Board regarding an application to the Zoning Board for changes in certain land near Mount Plymouth, which said application was rejected. Mr. Duncan stated this property has never been zoned before and should properly come before the Board, and that part which has before been zoned should follow the Appeal Board Ruling. Any portion which has been heretofore zoned should be eliminated, and this Board should have a hearing. The Zoning Board has had its hearing, but the Notice was in error and should be readvertised, holding two separate hearings, one on the adoption of the zoning of the new territory created by the Act of the Legislature and the other changing the zoning regulations now in existence. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, County Engineer Givens was instructed to write two different Notices in regard to the zoning changes in certain land near Mount Plymouth.
75th year of the founding of lake county
Karl Lehmann, secretary of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, appeared before the Board and called attention to the fact that March 17, 1962 will mark the 75th year of the founding of Lake County. Mr. Lehmann thinks they should have some sort of celebration for this memorable occasion, and the Chamber of Commerce offers cooperation in this matter. On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Karl Lehmann was authorized to meet with the Chamber of Commerce in the different cities of the County and work out something for this occasion, making complete plans for the celebration of Founders Day for Lake County.
Mr. Lehmann gave a report on the progress of the 4-H Boys and 4-H Girls Building at the Fairgrounds; this building is 50 by 60 feet metal construction at a total cost of about $9,500.
Mr. Lehmann also gave a report on the improvements by the Forest Service at Alexander Springs – sewage system, disposal plant, and deep well – at an approximate cost of $100,000, which is being paid entirely by the Forest Service.
Mr. Lehmann also reported that in the past 60 days, plans for the local Civil Defense have been completed.
seaboard airline railroad crossing
Tom Sawyer and Walter H. Thompson appeared before the Board and requested that the Board request the Seaboard Airline Railroad Company to establish a crossing 3,136 feet southerly from Mile Post 784, with the understanding that W. H. Thompson will pay the expense of this. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Attorney for the Board was instructed to request the SAL RR Co. to establish a right of way crossing 3,136 feet southerly from Mile Post 784, with the understanding that W. H. Thompson will pay the expense of the crossing.
bids for purchase of microfilm equipment
Notice having been advertised for the purchase of microfilm equipment, the following bids were received:
PHOTO DEVICES, INC., Tampa, D. M. Comes
One Microfilm Printer Model PD 302-35MM $1,850
REMINGTON RAND, D. M. Comes, Tampa
One Microfilm Processor F-202 $2,300
RECORDAK CORP., Jacksonville
One Model MED Micro-file Machine, Camera $2,750
REMINGTON RAND, D. M. Comes, Tampa
Film Jackets 10,000 or more $52.50
RECORDAK CORP., Jacksonville
Film Jackets $50.98 per thousand based
On 10,000 or more, delivery & 2% cash disc. $50.98
DAKOTA MICROFILM SERVICE, INC., Miami
Film Jackets – per M $49.00
FLORIDA BUSINESS SYSTEMS, INC., Tampa
10,000 Microfilm Jackets, Lot $420.00
LANIER SYSTEM CO. OF ORLANDO, INC., Orlando
Camera film per roll $ 5.25
REMINGTON RAND, Tampa
Camera film per roll $ 5.40
RECORDAK CORP, Jacksonville
Camera film per roll $ 5.40
DAKOTA MICROFILM SERVICE, INC., Miami
Camera film per roll $ 5.35
LANIER SYSTEM CO. OF ORLANDO, INC., Orlando
Print film 1,000 ft. rolls per roll $23.60
REMINGTON RAND, Tampa
Print film 1,000 ft. rolls per roll $25.82
RECORDAK CORP, Jacksonville
Print film 1,000 ft. lengths per lin. Foot .0245
DAKOTA MICROFILM SERVICE, INC., Miami
Print film 1,000 ft. rolls $24.01
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to take the foregoing bids under advisement and accept the low bids if they meet the specifications.
exchange of land with shoreline dredging company on dead river
Notice having been advertised for the exchange of land on Dead River, Mr. Leitner of Shoreline Dredging Company appeared before the Board regarding this matter. Mr. Duncan filed with the Board the Notice With Proof of Publication and reported that he has been advised by Mr. Leitner today that the actual title to the land is in the name of E. E. Leitner instead of the Shoreline Dredging Company, but he also advised that E. E. Leitner is the President of the Company and owns 90 percent of the stock. Mr. Duncan stated in view of this fact, he does not think this is too serious an objection. This is a conditional contract and also has a resolution to be adopted; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the following described tract of land, being the property of Lake County and located in Lake County, has been declared nonessential for County purposes:
A tract of land located in the Southeast corner of Government Lot 4 of Section 25, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, being a Lot 100 feet by 100 feet, adjacent to Dead River and adjacent to County Road as it now exists; and
WHEREAS, a Notice of Exchange of said tract of land with a tract of land located in Section 25, Township 19 South, Range 25 East and described as follows:
Begin at the Northeast corner of Government Lot 2, in Section 25, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, run thence West along the Section line 150 feet, thence run South 185 feet, more or less, to the Northerly margin of the channel of Dead River. Begin again at the point of beginning and run thence South 100 feet, more or less, to the Northerly margin of the channel of Dead River, thence in a Southwesterly direction along the said margin of the channel to intersect the first line above described;
has been published, due proof of which has been filed with the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, and which provided that the Board of County Commissioners would on the 4th day of December, 1961 at 10:00 in the forenoon consider such exchange of properties and consider the adoption of a Resolution authorizing such exchange, and
WHEREAS, no one appeared to object to said exchange and the County Commissioners having received appraisals of both properties above described, have determined that such exchange would be of approximate equal value and that the exchange will be to the benefit of Lake County;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, that the Chairman and Clerk of this Board be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to execute a Deed conveying the tract of land owned by Lake County and above particularly described to Shoreline Dredging and Construction Company, a Florida Corporation, in exchange for a Deed executed by Shoreline Dredging and Construction Company conveying to Lake County the tract of land last above described and the construction by Shoreline Dredging and Construction Company of an access road to the tract personally owned by said Construction Company and the removal of certain pilings in Dead River.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Deeds, when executed, be deposited in the Bank of Tavares, Tavares, Florida, together with a certified copy of this Resolution with instructions to said Bank to deliver the Deeds to the respective Grantees when the following requirements have been met: At such time as Shoreline Dredging and Construction Company has constructed as an access road to the tract of land described in the Deed from Shoreline Dredging and Construction Company acceptable to Lake County over and upon either of the following areas: a road extending from State Road 500 southerly and easterly to the boundaries of the tract of land described in said deed or contraction of a road easterly from the present existing road, adjacent to the tract of land described in the deed from Lake County to Shoreline Dredging and Construction Company to the boundaries of the tract of land described in the Deed to Lake County, acceptable to the County as to construction and width; the removal of approximately 28 pilings on the South side of Dead River and the removal of approximately 40 pilings and 138 linear feet of deck and the pile caps on said pilings located on the north side of Dead River, said pilings being a portion of the old wooden bridge formerly crossing Dead River at its westerly mouth, all of which shall be completed within three (3) years from the date of this Resolution; otherwise, the Deeds shall be returned to the respective Grantors.
permission to blockade road at dead river
Mr. Leitner stated they want to start dredging now and need a temporary blockade for practically three months at the southerly portion of the old Tavares-Leesburg road located on the northerly side of Dead River at the point where the bridge stood. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Shoreline Dredging Company was granted permission to blockade the southerly portion of the old Tavares-Leesburg road located on the northerly side of Dead River at the point where the bridge stood, with the understanding that the blockade will be for only a certain area of the road and will not interfere with any of the property owners on either side and that the blockade will be removed in not more than 90 days and that during the time the blockade is across the road, proper lights and signs will be put up by Shoreline Dredging and Construction Company to protect the traveling public.
paving streets in sylvan shores subdivision
Mr. Givens stated requests have been presented to the Engineer’s office to pave the streets in Sylvan Shores; the streets in question are Washington, Palmetto, Sheridan, and Florence Roads. Mr. Givens stated the land has been quitclaimed to the City of Mount Dora. Mr. Roy Christopher was present and stated the City Council is in favor of paving these streets, and if they belong to the City, we will take action tomorrow night. The streets are four or five blocks long. Mr. Christopher stated he will present a resolution to the Board.
It was suggested that signs for the speed limit be placed on the streets in Sylvan Shores Subdivision; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, it has been made to appear that the pavements on the following streets in Sylvan Shores are not sufficient to support the weight and traffic of vehicles, the total load weight of which will exceed 2 ½ tons, and that excessive speeds by such heavy equipment will be to the detriment of such streets and to the detriment of the property owners owning lots along said streets; that the streets within Sylvan Shores to which this Resolution applies are those portions lying without the City Limits of the City of Mount Dora and bearing the following names or designations: Palmetto Road, Washington Road, Sheridan Road, and Florence Road.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that from and after the adoption of this Resolution, the use of the streets above described lying without the corporate limits of the City of Mount Dora regarding henceforth restricted to the use of motor vehicles having a maximum weight of 2 ½ tons or less, excepting only service equipment to the properties within said subdivision and the transportation of necessary construction materials for use within said subdivision.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that anyone violating the provisions of this Resolution shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of law.
recess and reassembly
The Board adjourned for lunch. After lunch, the Board was called to order by Chairman Theus.
bids for asphaltic concrete equipment
Carlton “Cracker” Crenshaw of Crenshaw Equipment Inc., Orlando, appeared before the Board and discussed with the Board the Hub Mixer and other equipment appurtenant thereto. Chairman Theus stated the Board would have to advertise for bids before any purchase could be made. Following this discussion, a motion was made by Commr. Dykes authorizing Clerk Owens to advertise for bids on a Hot Mix Asphalt Plant, an Asphaltic Concrete Spreader, and a Materials Conveyor and that the County Engineer be instructed to prepare the specifications to take bids on January 8, 1962. The motion was seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried. If the machine is purchased, it will be countywide.
On a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to advertise for bids on two tractors with a trade-in of one Huber grader, with bids on January 8, 1962.
microfilm machine bids
Clerk Owens advised the Board that he has checked the bids on the Microfilm Machine and equipment and recommends that the low bid on the Printer, Processor, and Microfile be accepted and the bids on the other equipment be taken under advisement until a later date. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to purchase from Photo Devices, Inc., Tampa one Microfilm Printer Model PD302-35MM at a price of $1,850; from Remington Rand, Tampa one Microfilm Processor F202 for the price of $2,300; and from Recordak Corp., Jacksonville, one Model MRD-2 Microfile Machine for the price of $2,750 and take the bids on the other equipment under advisement until later.
Bill Wingler, insurance agent of Mount Dora, appeared before the Board regarding insurance on public property. Clerk Owens read a letter from Nobilitt Insurance Agency of Nationwide Company regarding this matter. The letter was filed.
resolution keeping open road in monroe park
Mr. Duncan stated on the third of July 1961, this Board adopted a resolution requiring that a certain road in Monroe Park be opened and to stay opened. Since this action, it has been determined that this road was not a dedicated road, and therefore the County does not have any jurisdiction over this road. Mr. Duncan recommended that the resolution be rescinded; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Board of County Commissioners that a resolution passed by this Board heretofore on the 3rd day of July, 1961, pertaining to a road in Monroe Park under the provisions of which said road was required to be kept open, and
WHEREAS, it has been further brought to the attention of the Board of County Commissioners that the road referred to in said Resolution is improperly located, that the road intended to be described is not a part of any public road system and is for private use only, and that the Board of County Commissioners have no jurisdiction over said road;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the Resolution adopted by this Board on the 3rd day of July, 1961 pertaining to a short strip of road in Monroe Park be, and the same is hereby rescinded.
dora canal bridge maintenance
Mr. Duncan read a letter from the State Road Department stating “this bridge was returned to the County for maintenance in compliance with the County’s resolution dated February 8, 1960. Any necessary work on this structure will, therefore, be the responsibility of Lake County.” This letter also stated this matter had been called to the attention of the Department by one of the Commissioners. Clerk Owens advised that the City of Tavares has agreed to maintain this bridge in order that its water mains may be installed in this location. Therefore, Mr. Owens was authorized to send the City of Tavares a copy of the State Road Department’s letter; also a copy to the Oklawaha Basin Authority.
plat of villdale park
Harry Padgett presented this Plat, and Mr. Duncan stated it is in the City of Eustis, and the title is okay and he sees no objection to its approval. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Plat of Villdale Park was approved.
contract covering installation of sewer line under tracks in vicinity of sinclair avenue, tavares
Mr. C. E. Duncan, attorney for the board, presented in triplicate contract covering the installation of the sewer line under tracks in the vicinity of Sinclair Avenue, Tavares, Florida, with the request from Seaboard Airline Railroad Company that paragraph one of the first page of the contract be initiated by the Clerk and the Vice Chairman, as same was deleted prior to execution of the contract on the third day of July, 1961; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens and Vice Chairman Cowart were authorized to initial said paragraph one of the contract.
EQUIPMENT FOR COUNTY JUDGE’S OFFICE
Judge Milton appeared before the Board and presented a list of equipment needed in his office, stating he has asked for quotations on this equipment and stated the Lake County firms gave the best and lowest quotations. The items, except the file cabinets, were requested in the budget. The judge was advised that the file cabinets would run more than one thousand dollars; therefore, they would have to advertise for bids. On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to advertise for bids for 13 file cabinets for the County Judge’s office, bids equal or better than Watson to be taken on January 2, 1962 and that Judge Milton be authorized to purchase the items set up in the budget under one thousand dollars as follows:
Lathem Time Stamp $157.25
IBM Electric Typewriter $405.00
2 manual T/W Smith Cor. $250.00
1 Addox adding machine $200.00
Commr. Dykes stated that some work needs to be done on the barn at Clermont. He has obtained one bid for the work at $978. On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Commr. Dykes was authorized to have the work on the barn at Clermont done.
exchange of land with minute maid
Mr. Duncan presented a deed from Lake County to Carney Groves, Inc., execution of which was authorized on November 6th by resolution; WHEREUPON, Clerk Owens and Chairman Theus now signed the deed. Mr. Duncan took the deed.
administrative annex for lake memorial nursing home
Mr. Givens, County Engineer, presented a sketch of the proposed administrative annex. After discussing the sketch, Commr. Theus suggested that the furring be deleted, except in the rest rooms, and delete conference room and a few other items, before advertising for bids. WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Clerk Owens was authorized to advertise for bids on the auxiliary building in connection with the Lake Memorial Nursing Home in Leesburg. Bids are to be taken on the 8th day of January, 1962.
fern park subdivision – streets
Mr. Givens, County Engineer, stated he has a letter from Orange State Engineers assuring the Board that these streets meet the State Road Department specifications for secondary roads. He also has a letter from the Insurance Company notifying the policy will be converted on March 10, 1962, at which time Mr. Godwin will furnish bond assuring the Commissioners that he will take care of any repairs necessary for one year.
County Engineer Givens presented applications for rezoning with recommendations of the Zoning Department; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, the Lake County Zoning did, on the 16th day of November, 1961, after publishing due Notice of Hearing, consider applications for changes and revising of the zoning of certain areas in Lake County and did approve certain changes as requested in the particular applications hereinafter set forth, subject to approval of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida; and the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County having reviewed said applications and the recommendations thereon of the Lake County Zoning Commission;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that the Zoning Rules and Regulations of Lake County be altered and amended as they pertain to the following tracts of land to the classification designated after each description:
1. From a point located 440 feet East and 1733 feet South of the Northwest corner of Southwest Quarter of Northwest Quarter of Sec. 24, Tp. 19 S., R. 25 E., and on the East boundary line of a dirt road, run thence South along the East boundary line of said road 365 feet to the point of beginning; thence run East 135 feet; thence North 115 feet; thence West 135 feet; thence South 115 feet to point of beginning, now classified and zoned as R-1 (Residential) be, and the same is hereby amended, changed, and rezoned to Classification C-3 (Commercial).
2. From the Northeast corner of Government Lot 3, in Section 26, Tp. 19 S., R. 26 E, run thence South 871.54 feet; thence South 72̊ 20’ West 639.5 feet; thence North 60̊ West, 762.53 feet, to the point of beginning; thence run North 145 feet; thence East 150 feet; thence North 79 feet; thence East 365 feet; thence South to a point East of the point of beginning; thence West to the point of beginning, now classified and zoned as R-1 (Residential) be, and the same is hereby amended to permit the sale of lots as individual mobile home sites, as specified in the Zoning Regulations of Lake County.
3. The West 374 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Sec. 24, Tp. 19 S., R. 25 E. lying North of US 441 right of way, less the West 48.27 feet thereof; ALSO: A part of the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Sec. 24, Tp. 19 S., R. 25 E. described as follows: From the NW corner of the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of said Sec. 24, run thence East 440 feet to the East boundary of Haines Creek Road, thence South along the East boundary of said Haines Creek Road 2263 feet to the point of beginning. From said point of beginning continue South along the East boundary of Haines Creek Road, 367.06 feet, more or less, to the North right of way line of US 441. Back to point of beginning, run East from point of beginning 150 feet, thence South 200 feet, thence West 50 feet, thence South 196.05 feet more or less to the North right of way line of US 441, thence Northwesterly along the North right of way line of US 441, a distance of 104.12 feet, more or less, to intersect the first line described above, which property is located at the corner of Haines Creek Road and US 441, West of Tavares about 3 miles, now classified and zoned as R-1 (Residential) and which has been used for about 10 years and for several years prior to the adoption of the Zoning Regulations for Lake County, for business purposes, be, and the same is hereby amended, changed, and rezoned to Classification C-1 (Commercial).
highway patrol station location
Mr. Duncan stated he has a letter stating the Highway Patrol will accept the location as suggested; WHEREUPON, at the suggestion of Chairman Theus, a motion was made by Commissioner Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried that the following named persons be appointed appraisers to appraise the land: Lester Huey and H. B. Harrell, Jr., both of Leesburg.
hook street in clermont
W. W. Boyd of Clermont appeared before the Board regarding the County sharing the cost of resurfacing Hook Street in Clermont. Mr. Duncan suggested that a joint bid be taken. A letter from A. M. Johnson, City Clerk, Clermont, stating, “The City Council has requested that I advise you that they have agreed for the City of Clermont to share one-half the cost of resurfacing Hook Street with the County. The estimated cost of such paving of a 1” asphaltic compact black topping covering an area 1800’ in length and 26’ in width is $2,500.”
A motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Simpson that Clerk Owens be authorized to advertise for bids for resurfacing Hook Street in Clermont. The City of Clermont is to pay half the cost and the County pay half. The motion carried. The County Engineer is to write the specifications, and Mr. Duncan is to write the Notice to Bidders when they are ready to take the bids.
sky line subdivision near lady lake
Mr. Duncan stated that the Railroad Company wants an understanding that the crossing requested will be a County crossing. Mr. Duncan was instructed to write the Railroad Company that this will be a County crossing paid for by John Temple.
boat ramp sites at astor
Mr. Duncan stated he has prepared an Easement between Lake County and the State of Florida for the use and benefit of the State Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission of Florida for the construction, use, maintenance, and operation of a public boat launching ramp by the State of Florida and to provide access thereto for the general public; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute the agreement in duplicate, with one copy to be mailed to the State Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission, P.O. Box 1046, Deland – E. A. Zagar, coordinator, St. Johns River Valley Advisory Committee.
walkover and sidewalk on sr 19 – pay out of secondary road funds
Mr. Duncan presented a letter from SRD regarding the sidewalk and overpass on SR 19; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, Lake County, by and through the Board of County Commissioners, has requested the construction of a walkover overpass over State Road 19 in the City of Tavares, coincident with the construction of a four-lane highway through the City of Tavares, and
WHEREAS, Lake County has upon the request from the State Road Department designated the specific location for said overpass to best serve the subdivision and result in the least amount of damage to adjoining properties, and
WHEREAS, Lake County adopted a Resolution designating the location of said overpass on the 16th day of November, 1961, including a request for the construction of a sidewalk to service the same.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County that the cost of the overpass at said location be charged to and paid from “Secondary Funds” from gas tax credited to Lake County and that the cost of the sidewalk connecting Orange Avenue with Park Avenue on the north side of State Road 19 be charged to and paid from Secondary Funds from Gas Tax credited to Lake County.
fire extinguishers for juvenile home
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, two fire extinguishers were to be purchased for the Juvenile Home and that Commr. Dykes be authorized to have the doors that need fixing in the Home fixed.
auditorium for agricultural center
Robert Ford, architect, appeared before the Board and stated he thinks bids for construction of the auditorium for the Agricultural Center should be advertised; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, Robert Ford, Architect, was instructed to prepare the Notice to Bidders for the construction of the auditorium, and Clerk Owens was instructed to have same advertised to take bids on February 5, 1962.
Clerk Owens brought to the attention of the Board that an error had been made in awarding the bids on asphalt, and the motion made on November 16th accepting the bid should be rescinded; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the motion awarding the Asphalt Contact on cationic AC-15 and RS-2 to Central Oil, Inc. and Supreme Oil Company was rescinded, and that the contract on cationic AC-15 and RS-2 now be awarded to E. A. Mariani Asphalt Company, Tampa, as this company allowed a 2% discount on the delivered price, which includes the freight, making them the low bidder, as follows: Cationic at $.1307 and AC-15 and RS-2 at $.1167.
corrugated metal pipe bids
It was determined that the Armco Drainage & Metal Products, Inc. bid on corrugated pipe was the low bid on all size pipe; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the contract on all size corrugated pipe was awarded to Armco Drainage and Metal Products, Inc. of Jacksonville, and Clerk Owens was authorized to notify the other bidders, Florida Culvert Manufacturing Inc., Clearwater; Florida Steel Corp., Tampa; and Culvert Manufacturing Company, Pinellas Park, Florida.
trout run and hick’s ditch cleanout
A request signed by E. W. Oberstadt and 28 other property owners adjacent to and in the area drained by Trout Run and Hick’s Ditch requesting that the Board of County Commissioners clean and deepen the trout run between Trout Lake, Lake Eustis and Hick’s Ditch between Trout Lake and the northern boundary of the William Rhodes property was presented to the Board, the same having been left in Frank E. Owens’ office by Harry Harris, Eustis, on November 17, 1961; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, Clerk Owens was instructed to notify the Petitioners that it is not feasible to open up Trout Run and Hick’s Ditch for the passage of boats, as the fall from the north end of Hick’s Ditch is not sufficient to warrant boats going through.
certificates of correction
R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor, filed the Certificates of Correction numbered 1 through 242 for approval. On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Simpson and carried, the Certificates of Correction numbered 1 through 242 were approved.
The request of Fred Tanner, Mosquito Control Director, for permission to attend a conference of the State Board of Health in Vero Beach was granted on a motion by Commr. Simpson, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried.
On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Mr. Givens, Director of the Zoning Commission; Mr. French, Chairman; and Mr. Amory were granted permission to attend a conference of the Zoning Commission.
executed contract srd section 11010
The executed contract SRD Section 11010 extending from SR 25 southeasterly and easterly to SR 44 and 500 in NW ¼ of Section 30-19-25 was filed with the Board.
the following letters were filed with the board:
4 letters from SRD regarding: acknowledging receipt of copy of Resolution US 441 through Mount Dora as Alternate US 441 and resolution regarding naming of interchange, naming of roads is done by the Legislature (original of this letter mailed to Eustis City manager, and Wayside Park to be located on Lake Eustis west of mouth of Dora Canal.
U.S. Army Engineers – bridge regulations
Gov. Bryant regarding spelling of McCown’s name – has been corrected
Suburban Propane Gas Service regarding bidding on L P Gas
Charles S. Whitfield, Orlando regarding paying taxes under protest and giving reasons
State Purchasing Commission regarding Remington Rand Manual and electric typewriters
3 letters from the Florida State Board of Health acknowledging receipt of resolution regarding Class V and acknowledging receipt that Lake County will participate in Hosp. Serv. and regarding sewage treatment plant for Mount Dora
Treasurer’s Office – automobile liability rate filing
Letter of thanks from W. T. Bland for convicts clearing out R/W on Lake Jem County road
following reports filed with the board:
Annual Report of County Extension Agents – Norris, Bowers, Nixon, and Loveless, Jr.
Monthly Reports of R. E. Norris, County Agent, and two assistants
Monthly Reports of Marian Valentine, Home Demonstration Agent and 2 assistants
J. C. Hunter, County Service Officer
/s/ Frank E. Owens___ /s/ Cecil C. Theus__