MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – APRIL 13, 1964
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Small Claims Office in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, April 13, 1964, at ten o’clock A.M. with the following present:
Chairman Babb, Commrs. Theus, Cowart, Dykes and Livingston; Clerk Owens, Attorney Duncan, Engineer Hays and Zoning Director Webb.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman.
The invocation was given by Mr. Theus.
On motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following changes to the present indigent list were approved:
DISTRICT NO. 1 - No Change
DISTRICT NO. 2 - ADD – Willie Parker $30.00
DISTRICT NOS. 3, 4 & 5 - No Change
roads – county
Mr. J. F. Huff and Collis Godwin of Cassia appeared before the Board and requested that a certain road in Cassia be declared public road. Attorney Duncan advised Mr. Huff to bring in affidavits to the effect that the road has been a public road for twenty (20) years. On motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Attorney was authorized to prepare notice of hearing when affidavits are received.
applications – VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER
Applications for Veterans Service Officer from the following were read, and on motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Livingston, the Board agreed to take the applications under consideration:
W. H. Bolt, Jr.
James W. Burnham
Earl G. Aylor
county employees – new
On recommendation of R. E. Norris, County Agent, and on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Board approved the employment of Lois Elaine Stanley as Assistant Home Demonstration Agent effective June 1, 1964, at $2180.00 per year, and in the event Miss Stanley will not accept the position at this salary, Mr. Norris was authorized to offer her a $200.00 increase.
Mr. Schanz submitted contract with the Florida Merit System and the attorney was instructed to review this contract and advise. Later in the day Attorney Duncan advised the contract is in order and on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Livingston, the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute same.
Quarterly Report of the Civil Defense Office was filed by Mr. Schanz.
On motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Livingston the Resignation of W. F. Schanz effective April 30th was accepted.
On recommendation of Mr. Schanz and on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Board approved the following change in pay plan.
Mary Valentine to Steno #2 at $270.00 per month effective April 1, 1964. County’s share to be ½ of this amount.
Application for the position of Civil Defense Director from Col. H. B. McLanahan was filed by Mr. Schanz, application to be held in abeyance until May 4th at which time the Board will consider applications and make a decision.
Mrs. Minnie Weems, Mayor of Astatula, appeared with request that the County close the dumpsite north of Astatula that the town has been using for the past several years, in view of the fact that the Town of Astatula has been granted permission to sue the tri-city landfill site for garbage disposal. Motion was made by Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, that the dump be closed and signs erected to that effect immediately.
Mr. Darrell King and Mr. Ken Ament presented plat of Picciola Harbors, owners Darrell C. King and Pauling M. King, his wife. Attorney Duncan stated the subdivision is located in Section 1, Township 19 S., Range 24 E., and appears to be acceptable for street width. The subdivision joins a County road so access is available. Letter from Cherry & Booth, Attorneys, stating that the title is in order and free with the exception of mortgage to J. E. Fretwell and Virdilee Fretwell, his wife. Report from the County Engineer advising that this subdivision has been approved for septic tank type sewage disposal and percolation and soil analysis tests are satisfactory. On motion of Commr. Theus seconded By Commr. Livingston and carried, the plat of Picciola Harbors was approved.
Chairman Babb vacated the chair in favor of Vice Chairman Livingston and moved that deed conveying the following described property to Lake County for right of way purposes be accepted. Motion was seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, and same was ordered recorded upon the public records:
GRANTORS: Sherrill Dillard and wife, Florence Dillard, and Ralph Darden and his wife, Marie Darden
THE WEST 26 FEET OF: Lot 57, in Section 2, and
THE EAST 25 feet of : Lot 96 in Section 3, All according to the Plat of Manhattan Subdivision, filed and recorded in the Public Records of Lake County, Florida, in Plat Book 2, page 13, said Manhattan Subdivision being located in Section 37, Township 15 South, Range 27 East, according to the Moses E. Levy Grant.
bonds – county
Letter from Palmer Electric Company concerning validation of bonds for the construction of the Lake County Jail was read and the Clerk was instructed to answer same.
Upon motion of Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise for tractor and mower for District No. 1, bids to be received May 4th at 10 A.M.
right of way
Attorney Duncan submitted letter from Atlantic Coast Line Railroad stating they have accepted the County’s offer to purchase right of way North of Umatilla to Altoona and preparation of the necessary quit claim deed is in the making. Copy of Drawing 26283-5 dated January 24, 1962 was filed.
Attorney Duncan presented agreement he prepared between the County and the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. Mr. Duncan was instructed to review letter of March 19, 1965 from the State Conservationist J. W. Hammett outlining the cost of this survey and advise if okay to sign the agreement he has prepared.
elections – special
Attorney Duncan advised the Board of additional preparation necessary to hold the Special Election for the Northwest Lake County Hospital Association at the Second Primary on May 26th. Motion by Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that Clerks and Inspectors be appointed to serve at this Special Election and all expenses to be paid by the Hospital Board.
recess and reassembly
The Board recessed for lunch at twelve o’clock noon and reconvened at 1:30 o’clock P.M. to take up the remaining items of business.
planning & zoning
Mr. French and Mr. Webb were present and discussed with the Board the County employing a planner. They have several applications for the position. Chairman Babb advised he would meet with Mr. French on Wednesday to interview one of the applicants and invited any of the other commissioners who wished to join them.
road maintenance – subdivisions
It now being the time advertised to hold a public hearing on Petitions for constructing or resurfacing streets in Three Lakes Subdivision at the cost of the adjoining property owners, the Chairman called for interesting persons to be heard at this time. There were no objections or complaints and on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, a Resolution was adopted authorizing the Engineer to prepare specifications for the construction or resurfacing of the streets and to advertise for bids for said construction. Bids to be received May 11th at 10:00 o’clock A.M.
Hearing having been held by the Planning and Zoning Commission for changes and revisions in certain areas in Lake County and on recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission, motion was made by Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Theus, and carried, a Resolution was adopted amending the Zoning Rules and Regulations of Lake County as they pertain to the following tracts of land and to the Classification designated after each description:
1. Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Lake Saunders Subdivision, according to the Plats thereof filed and recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida, in Plat Book 4, Page 30 and Lots 29 and 31, of Hallen’s Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, page 20, public records of Lake County, Florida, now classified and zoned as R-1-A (Residential), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification C-1 (Commercial).
2. In section 23, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, begin 300 feet Northwest along the Highway and 100 feet North from the intersection of the East line of the West Half of SW ¼ of NW ¼ and North line of the Highway, run thence North 100 feet, thence Northwesterly parallel to the highway 100 feet; thence South 200 feet; thence Southeasterly along the highway 50 feet; thence North 100 feet; thence Southeasterly 50 feet to the point of beginning; now classified and zoned as R-1-A (Residential), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification C-1 (Commercial).
3. That part of Section 17, Township 19 South, Range 27 East, lying South of State Road S-44-B, and that part of Section 8, Township 19 South, Range 27 East, lying South of State Road 44 and East of State Road S-44-B; now classified and zoned as R-1 (Residential), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification A (Agriculture).
4. Begin on the North line of Highway, 400 feet East of the West line of Section 24, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, run thence North 145 feet to a point – the point of beginning for this Tract; thence run North 255 feet; thence East 150 feet; thence South 200 feet; thence West 50 feet; thence South 55 feet; thence West 100 feet to the point of beginning; now classified and zoned as R-1 (Residential), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification C-1 (Commercial).
It now being the time advertised to hold a public hearing on the proposed change to Appendix “D,” Southern Standard Building Code, the Chairman called on interested persons to be heard at this time:
Tie Beam or Spandril
May be as stated in Appendix D, Southern Standard Building Code or must not be less than one course of 8” lintel blocks two (2) number four (4) rods continuous around perimeter of structure. On all six (6) inch brick construction tie beams shall be formed and poured or methods approved by Southern Standard Building Code Congress shall be used.
Lintel Minimum Requirements
Over all openings, (Recommended that this not exceed a span of eight (8) feet, precast lintel or one course of lintel blocks with two (2) number four (4) rods extending minimum of eight (8) inches on each side of openings.
There were no objections or complaints and on motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, a Resolution was adopted amending the Southern Standard Building Code as above and the Resolution was declared effective this date.
permits – dredging
Letter from the Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission stating they have no objections to proposed dredging project by J. F. Sparks on Lake Harris was read and on motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, permit was granted to J. F. Sparks to dredge in Lake Harris along four 100 feet wide lots in Lake Harris for a period of 30 working days.
Letter from the Engineer of Seminole County concerning dredging permits was referred to the Attorney for a reply.
bonds – miscellaneous
On motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Cowart, Deputy Sheriff Bond for Willard A. Barnes was approved by the Board.
railroad – crossing
A delegation of eight persons from the Clergrove area appeared with reference to the establishment of a public crossing across the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. On motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the County Engineer was instructed to survey this crossing and give description to the Attorney in order that application can be made to the Atlantic Coast Line.
At the request of Mr. Norris, Commr. Dykes stated he would see that the 1200 gal. water tank installed at the Agricultural Center is moved to the Mosquito Control Building.
veterans service officer
At this time Commr. Theus moved the appointment of Ann Tompkins to the position of Veterans Service Officer and Commr. Dykes moved for the appointment of Charles E. Gore on a six months trial basis. WHEREUPON, the Chairman called for a roll call vote with members of the Board voting as follows:
For Tompkins - Commr. Theus – yes
For Gore - Commr. Dykes – yes
Commr. Livingston – yes
Commr. Cowart – yes
Chairman Babb declared the motion by Commr. Dykes carried.
Engineer Hays submitted his recommendations for vacation and sick leave for the County employees. Motion was made by Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Livingston, that the sick leave program be postponed and further discussion will be held on same.
On motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Engineering and Zoning Department were authorized to get quotations for an electric typewriter.
On motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Dykes request from the Board of Public Instruction for remittance of the budgeted amount on the new Administration Building was approved and the Clerk was instructed to issue warrant in the amount of $50,000 to the School Board.
On motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, request from the Juvenile Court for payment of hospital and doctor bills for female juvenile, Janat Anderson, was approved by the Board and the Clerk was instructed to issue warrants in the amount of $191.65 to Waterman Memorial Hospital and Dr. A. A. Boggus in the amount of $29.00.
Motion by Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, that Requisition No. 7 from Val Rich Construction, Inc. in the amount of $24,364.00 was approved.
On motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Livingston, expenditure of $108.00 for expenses of 4-H Boys and $622.35 for expenses for 4-H Girls was approved.
On motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
#924 – 1100
Road & Bridge
666 – 803
Fine & Forfeiture
93 – 107
State II – Mosquito Control
35 – 40
Capital Outlay Reserve – Agricultural Bldgs.
2 – 4
Capital Outlay Reserve –County Buildings
7 – 8
Bond Interest & Sinking County Buildings
Report from the County Welfare Director for the month of March filed.
Report from the Veterans Service Officer for March filed.
There being no further business to bring before the Board at this time, on motion made, seconded and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 3:30 o’clock P.M.