MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS on
MONDAY – JULY 13, 1964
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Pioneer Building in Tavares on Monday, July 13, 1964, at ten o’clock A.M. with the following present:
Chairman Babb, Commrs. Theus, Cowart, Dykes and Livingston; Attorney Duncan, Engineer Hays and Zoning Director Webb. Clerk Owens was absent due to an arm injury.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman and the invocation was given by Mr. Theus.
On motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following changes were approved to the present indigent list:
DISTRICTS #1, #4, AND #5 – NO CHANGE
DISTRICT #2 – ADD Bill Parrish - $30.00
DISTRICT #3 – DELETE Jack Marshall - $45.00
It now being 10:00 o’clock A.M., the time advertised to receive bids for painting the Pioneer Building and the Lake Memorial Nursing Home, the Chairman directed the Engineer to open and tabulate the bids, whereupon, the Engineer reported receiving the following bids:
Lake Memorial Nursing Home Pioneer Building
Herbert Sumner - $2,685.99 Items #1-7 $1,965.00
242.00 Items #8-12
William Adair $2,095.75 Items #1-7 $2,416.05
On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Board accepted the low bid of William Adair on Items #1 - #7, Lake Memorial Nursing Home, in the amount of $2,095.75.
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Board accepted the low bid of Herbert Sumner in the amount of $1,965.00.
John A. Harder presented plat of Shorewood Park property signed by the owners together with partial release of mortgage from Reb. & Mrs. R. C. Holmes releasing Cypress Street. Other necessary papers having been filed with the Board on July 6th, plat of Shorewood Park was approved on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and unanimously carried.
planning & zoning
Mr. Harry G. Adley of Atlanta, Georgia appeared and presented orally and in writing a brief outline of his planning program for the County over an 18 month period. Chairman Babb thanked Mr. Adley for presenting his recommendations to the Board and said he would hear from the Board at a later date.
Mr. Hopson introduced Mr. Guenter Roelcke from Florida Landscape and Nursery Company who presented his recommendations for landscaping the Courthouse grounds. Motion by Commr. Dykes that the landscaping plans as submitted be approved and bids be accepted for furnishing labor and material to install plants and grass seed. All filling and grading work, removal of old grass and dead palm trees will be furnished by the County (convict labor). Motion seconded by Commr. Theus, and carried.
On recommendation of the architect and on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the architect was authorized to prepare bids for sprinkler system and advertise for same.
road maintenance – sUBDIVISIONS
Mrs. Ruby Sapp appeared and requested the County to maintain the streets in Joanna Shores. Chairman Babb advised Mrs. Sapp that before the County can take over any streets in subdivisions they must be paved to State Road Department specifications. He also advised her of the new law whereby 75 percent of the property owners agree to the paving and same is assessed against them by the tax collector. Mrs. Sapp was instructed to talk to the County Attorney regarding this program.
outdoor recreational facilities
At the request of the Board, Mr. K. K. Huffstutler, Sanitary Engineer, from the State Board of Health appeared and a lengthy discussion was held with reference to the pollution problems in Lake Apopka and Lake Griffin. A number of interested citizens were also present and participated in the discussion. In essence, Mr. Huffstutler said lack of rain water is the main cause of the trouble along with inadequate sewerage treatment by the city of Leesburg and Minute Maid Corp., therefore, it is not possible that the elimination of any one thing will clear the situation.
recess and reassembly
The Board recessed for lunch at 12:00 o’clock noon and reconvened at 1:15 P.M. to take up the remaining items of business.
W. A. Milton, Jr., Judge of the Juvenile Court appeared and a discussion was held on the kitchen facilities for the Juvenile Home. Judge Milton submitted recommendation of architect and Board of Visitors regarding this. No action taken. Judge Milton was instructed to request the Board of Visitors to investigate the possibility of receiving bids on the food supplied for the children in the Home.
planning & zoning
Mr. Snyder appeared and asked the Board if they have reached a decision on a Planning Consultant. The Chairman said the plans submitted are under study at this time and announced that a special meeting with the Planning & Zoning Commission will be held Monday, July 20th, at 9 A.M. for the purpose of receiving recommendations from them with reference to a planning consultant.
road maintenance – subdivisions
It now being the time advertised to hold a public hearing for correction and approval of Special Assessment Roll for assessment of paving liens in Three Lakes Subdivision; Three Lakes Subdivision, 1st Addition; Three Lakes Subdivision, 2nd Addition; Three Lakes Subdivision, 3rd Addition; Silver Lake Park, Oveson’s Replat of Silver Lake Park, Forest Lake Subdivision, the Chairman called for interested persons to be heard at this time.
There being no objections or complaints and on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and unanimously carried, a resolution was adopted approving the Special Assessment Roll for paving liens and the Bank of Tavares was designated as depository for payments of said Special Assessments.
On recommendation of the Attorney and motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, deed for right of way between Minneola and Clermont was accepted, and the Clerk was authorized to issue warrant in the amount of $1500 to Tavares & Gulf Railroad Company for the following described properties:
All that part of Lots 34 and 42 in the Town of Minneola lying northwest of the right of way of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company and southeast of the public road connecting Minneola and Clermont, in accordance with the Town plat recorded in the Clerk’s Office at Tavares, Florida, which was acquired by Grantor herein from William G. Hanson and Vina Hanson, his wife, by deed dated March 7, 1906, recorded in Deed Book 45, page 53, public records of said Lake County.
All that portion of that certain strip of abandoned right of way, measuring 100 feet in width, being 50 feet on each side of the center line of Grantor’s former track from Waits Junction to Clermont, extending in a southwesterly direction from the southerly line of said Lots 34 and 42 to the easterly line of East Avenue.
On recommendation of the Engineer and motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, deeds conveying the following described properties to Lake County were accepted and ordered same recorded upon the public records:
GRANTORS: R. A. Locke and wife, Lillian I. Locke
Commence 390.47 feet North of the Southeast corner of Government Lot 1, Section 30 Twp. 20 S. Rg. 26 E. for point of beginning, thence continue running North 26.67 feet, thence run North 69°36’ West 482.46 feet, thence run South 9°56’ East 28.97 feet, thence run South 69°36’ East 477.13 feet to the point of beginning.
GRANTORS: Ruth M. Smith, a widow
Commence 390.47 feet North of the Southeast corner of Government Lot 1, Section 30 Twp. 20 S. Rg. 26 E for point of beginning, thence run North 69°36’ West 477.13 feet, thence run South 20°24’ West 25.00 feet, thence run South 69°36’ East 486.43 feet, thence run North 26.67 feet to point of beginning.
On recommendation of the Attorney and on motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, deed conveying the following described property to Lake County was accepted and ordered same recorded upon the public records:
GRANTOR: Florida Gas Company
THE EAST 17 FEET AND THE NORTH 17 FEET OF:
The South 660 feet of the SE ¼ of the NE ¼, lying East of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Right of Way in Section 15, Township 19 South, Range 26 East.
Commr. Dykes stated that property owners interested in the public crossing at Clergrove are agreeable to moving the road and the Attorney was instructed to proceed with this matter.
resolutions – not classified Elsewhere
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, a resolution was adopted expressing the Board’s appreciation to the Florida Baptist Convention for the establishment of a Retreat Camp in Lake County.
Commr. Livingston filed letter of complaint from John J. Hoefle together with his reply regarding pot-holes in Lake Joanna
Motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Engineer was authorized to prepare notice and specifications for resurfacing Palmetto Road. Bids to be opened August 10th.
On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Attorney was instructed to prepare notice to close street on Lake Eldorado adjoining Mrs. Elizabeth Marshall and Lawrence Atkinson’s properties.
outdoor recreational facilities
Motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, a resolution was adopted opposing any plans for diverting or using funds received from the 5 percent tax on wholesale sporting goods for any purpose other than expanding the outdoor recreational facilities of the State.
List of Errors, Insolvencies and Double Assessments on the 1963 tax roll as submitted by the Tax Collector was approved on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried.
roads – state
Letter from the State Road Department enclosing drawings of lighting studies at interchanges at SR 500 and SR 46, and SR 500 and SR 19 was submitted by the Deputy Clerk. Members of the board concurring, the Chairman directed the Attorney to request an estimate of the cost of maintenance after such lights are installed.
Motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that the electricity for the County Jail and Courthouse be on one meter to take advantage of reduced rate and the Sheriff’s Department and the Board of County Commissioners will each pay one half of the bill.
Motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Attorney was instructed to forward bill from Bill Boyd in the amount of $550.00 for appraisal in connection with SR 25 at Minneola, Law Case No. 7150, Lake County vs Shadley, to the State Road Department for payment.
roads – county
Copy of letter from Blackwater Ranch, Inc. to Mr. Duncan in which they state they are not interested in granting an easement for the construction of a road in Sections 9 and 16, Tp. 18 S, R. 27 E, was read and filed.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, bill from Tilden, Denson & Associates, in the amount of $168.75 for checking hearing system at the Nursing Home was approved for payment.
Motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, bill from Howell Hopson, Architect, in the amount of $1,024.65 for preparing plans and specifications on the Clermont Health Center was approved for payment; also, bill for services in connection with specifications for courtroom and miscellaneous furniture in the amount of $841.70 was approved for payment.
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, request from County Judge to purchase $2,440.00 in office equipment was approved.
On recommendation of the Juvenile Judge and on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, request from the Juvenile Home Superintendent that the services of a pest control company be employed was approved at the approximate cost of $15 for initial treatment and $6.00 monthly treatments.
Request from the Juvenile Home Superintendent and Matrol to attend Annual Meeting and Workshops, Florida Group Child Care Assn. in Miami on September 23rd – 25th was approved on motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried.
Request from the County Engineer to have floor in the Engineer’s office tiled with vinyl asbestos tile not to exceed $325.00 was approved on motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried.
Motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Engineer was authorized to have forms printed for use by the Road Foremen in keeping a daily record of their crews.
Request from the County Engineer to purchase concrete mixer at an approximate cost of $525 to $550 was approved on motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried.
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Requisition No. 10 from Val Rich Construction, Inc. in the amount of $23,136.86 was approved for payment.
Motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, that W. T. Mills, Juvenile Counselor, be allowed $100.00 to defray expenses while attending workshop at Tulane University in New Orleans June 8 – 26th.
Request from the Small Claims Office to purchase two docket books complete with index and fillers in the amount of $264 was approved on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried.
Motion by Commr. Theus, seconded Commr. Cowart and carried, that the expenses of the Board members, Attorney, and Chairman be paid to go to Miami with reference to the establishment of an Industrial Park in Lake, Orange and Seminole Counties.
Motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
General Revenue Fund Nos. 1487 – 1705
Mosquito Control – State 2 53 – 56
Fine & Forfeiture 148 – 169
Road & Bridge 1083 – 1223
Capital Outlay Reserve Agricultural Building 5 – 6
Capital Outlay Reserve County Buildings 13 – 15
South Lake Memorial Hospital 8
Northeast Lake County Hospital 9
Capital Outlay Reserve Health Center 2 – 3
Motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, that additional expenses submitted by Mrs. Marian Valentine for attending Home Economics meeting be disallowed.
Letter from Mrs. Katherine L. Baker, Supervisor of Registration, thanking the Board for her new offices in the Courthouse.
Zoning Department report for the month of June regarding number of permits issued was filed. Welfare Department report for June was filed.
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 3:30 o’clock P.M.