MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
wednesday - april 18, 1962
The Board of County Commissioners met in special session in the County Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Wednesday, April 18, 1962, for the purpose of having a joint meeting with the Zoning Commission and to hear a report of the Florida Development Commission by Mr. J. Martin Gainer, representative, and such other matters as may be brought before the Board, with the following present: Chairman Simpson; Commissioners Theus and Dykes; Clerk Owens; and County Engineer Givens.
While waiting for Mr. Gainer, the speaker, the Board of County Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Simpson and transacted the following business:
talley veneer crate road – leesburg, sapp property
Commr. Theus reported that the matter of deeding back to W. H. Sapp and wife certain property which was deeded to the County for road purposes and not used for that purpose has not been settled. Mr. Duncan has advised the Board previously that a resolution should be adopted re this matter; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and concurred in by Commr. Simpson, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, heretofore W. H. Sapp of Leesburg, Florida, for the purpose of cooperating with Lake County in the establishment of a public road passing through his property located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE ¼ of SW ¼) of Section 15, Township 19 South, Range 24 East, did execute and deliver to Lake County his deed conveying a strip of land 66 feet in width for roadway purposes, which Deed is recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida in Deed Book 143, Page 160; and
WHEREAS, subsequent to the execution and recording of the above Deed, the location of the roadway requested by Lake County was changed by moving the same to the East, and the said W. H. Sapp for the purpose of cooperating with Lake County did execute and deliver to Lake County his Deed for the right of way for the said road as changed and did deliver to Lake County his Drainage Easement paralleling the road first described, with the understanding that it was given in exchange for a return of the title to the roadway included and described in the first Deed above described;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, that in order to carry out the agreement with the said W. H. Sapp for the exchange of deeds and drainage easement as above provided and to return to the said W. H. Sapp the right of way for a road for which Lake County has no requirement in the foreseeable future, and the Board of County Commissioners does declare that the right of way heretofore conveyed by W. H. Sapp under the Deed recorded in Official Record Book 143, Page 160, is of no public use to Lake County within the foreseeable future, that in order to carry out the exchange agreement with the said W. H. Sapp, the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners and the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners be, and they are hereby authorized and instructed to execute and deliver to the said W. H. Sapp a Quit Claim Deed reconveying to W. H. Sapp the right of way conveyed to Lake County in the Deed last above described, in exchange for the right of way heretofore conveyed by the said W. H. Sapp to Lake County and recorded in Official Record Book 153, Page 713, public records of Lake County, Florida.
amendment to secondary road requests
On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and concurred in by Chairman Simpson, the following resolution was adopted:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Resolution heretofore adopted designating priorities as to the construction of roads in Lake County, Florida, to be financed by “Secondary Gas Tax Funds” be amended by inserting in said Secondary Request, following request number 3 therein, the following request to be designated as “3-A”:
“3-A. Survey and construct road heretofore designated as S-433 beginning at State Road 46 and continue Southerly to the Orange County line, passing through Sections 30 and 31 in Township 19 South, Range 29 East.”
state road 44 east of eustis to laroe’s corner
Mr. Simpson read a letter from Mr. Duncan re removing trees on right of way of this road, etc. Discussion followed, WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and concurred in by Chairman Simpson, C. E. Duncan, attorney for the board, was instructed to prepare a deed conveying what title Lake County owns in SR 44 from East city limits of Eustis to Laroe’s Corner to the State Road Department and request them to remove the trees with their Maintenance Department crew.
zoning department’s bank account
Clerk Owens advised the Board that the State Auditor advised him that the Zoning Department’s bank account in the Bank of Tavares should be closed out, and the monies received by the Zoning Department should be deposited to the credit of the Board of County Commissioners’ general revenue fund as of April 30, 1962; WHEREUPON, on a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and concurred in by Chairman Simpson, Clerk Owens was instructed to advise the Zoning Director to close out the Zoning Department’s bank account in the Bank of Tavares and deposit all monies received by the Zoning Department to the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Tavares, Florida, General Revenue Fund, in the Bank of Tavares.
Mr. Gainer of the Florida Development Commission appeared before the Board at 5 o’clock p.m. and discussed the Planning and Zoning conditions with the two Boards – the following persons being present: J. E. French, G. G. Amory, R. E. Nash, A. S. Brooks, Sr., C. N. Givens, and Reba F. Harris of the Zoning Commission; and Cecil C. Theus, Herman Dykes, O. M. Simpson, and Frank E. Owens of the Board of County Commissioners; also present were Richard V. Gardner, Robert S. Webb, and John F. Nelson.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.