MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS on
MONDAY – august 10, 1964
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Courthouse in Tavares on Monday, August 10, 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 and the invocation was given by Mr. Theus.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the following changes were made to the present indigent list:
DISTRICT No. 1 - No change.
“ No. 2 - No change.
“ No. 3 - ADD Katherine Harmon - $15.00
“ No. 4 - Add Mrs. Ward Babcock - $70.00 one month only
“ No. 5 - No change.
It now being the time advertised to receive bids for resurfacing Palmetto Road, the Chairman directed the Engineer to open and tabulate the following bids:
Macasphalt Corp. 10,451 Sq. Yds. @ 0.45 per Sq. Yd.
Basic Asphalt Corp. 0.53 per Sq. Yd. - Total Price $5,539.03
Orlando Paving Co. 0.65 per Sq. Yd.
Motion was made by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, that the low bid of Macasphalt Corp. of 0.45 per sq. yd. be accepted, and the Attorney was instructed to prepare contract accordingly.
It now being the time advertised to receive bids on storage tank for the Mosquito Control, the Chairman directed the Engineer to open and tabulate the following bids:
Boiler Service Co. 1 - 10,000 gal. vertical storage tank $1,057.50
Buffalo Tank Div. 1 - 10,000 gal. vertical storage tank $1,137.00
Bethlehem Steel Co.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the low bid of Boiler Service Company in the amount of $1,057.50 was accepted.
At this time, Howell Hopson, Architect, appeared and presented his recommendations to the Board on bids taken last week for furnishings for the Courthouse. The board accepted bids on all groups recommended by Mr. Hopson as being the best and most acceptable with the exception of Groups 1, 2, and 3 and Items 1 – 3 of Group #4. No bids received on Group #7 – will re-advertise for this item. Decision on Groups 1, 2, 3 and Items 1 – 3 of Group 4 will be made at a later date. Total price on bids accepted amounted to $22,497.35 and the architect was authorized to notify the bidders. See bids on file in the Clerk’s Office.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, Change Order #11 to the contract in the amount of $626.45 was approved.
Motion was made by Commr. Dykes and seconded by Commr. Cowart that change order be approved for carpet for the hearing room in the Small Claims Office – cost approximately $500.00. Whereupon the Chairman called for a roll call vote with members of the Board voting as follows:
Commr. Theus No
Commr. Cowart Yes
Commr. Dykes Yes
Commr. Livingston Yes
Chairman Babb Yes
The Chairman declared the motion carried.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Architect was authorized to advertise for nine (9) chairs for the Small Claims Court and was authorized to have the other chairs in the Small Claims Office reupholstered.
Letter from Katz & Katz, Attorneys, was submitted by the Clerk with reference to outstanding indebtedness due Doro Fixture company in the amount of $9,892.21 by Val Rich Construction, Inc.
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Clerk was instructed to notify the Architect that the Board will withhold future payments to Val Rich until this matter has been settled.
Action on request from the County Judge for sixteen (16) keys to the front door lobby entrance of the Courthouse was deferred until the County Judge is present.
Contract with Florida Telephone Corp. for Key Switching Service in the office of the Circuit Judge was approved by the Board and the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute same.
Mrs. Helen Revel of Eustis appeared and complained of access road into her property at Grand Island. Chairman Babb advised Mrs. Revel that this is a private matter and not the responsibility of the County and suggested that she contact an attorney to handle this.
A. B. Marshall, Director of Civil Defense, appeared and a discussion was held regarding proposal of Civil Defense Plan for the County; whereupon, on motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, a resolution was adopted approving the Civil Defense Plan as amended and rescinding plan adopted by the Board on November 3, 1958.
On motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, a resolution was adopted designating the Civil Defense Director or his representative as the person charged with the coordination of Federal and State assistance in natural disasters.
On recommendation of the director, and the members of the Board concurring, the Chairman declared the Lake County Civil Defense Council will hold night dinner meetings on the first Tuesday in the quarter in the future.
recess and reassembly
The Board recessed for lunch at 12:00 o’clock noon and reconvened at 1:30 o’clock P.M. to take up the remaining items of business.
Attorney Duncan presented a letter from the City of Tavares requesting an amendment to a quit claim deed conveyed to the Town of Tavares on May 1, 1950. On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, a resolution was adopted authorizing the City of Tavares to use Lots G and H, Block 53, as a parking area instead of a playground for negro children, with the provision if the area is not used for a period of 12 months the title shall revert to the County.
Attorney Duncan presented a letter from Roy Christopher, Attorney for the City of Mount Dora, advising that he will place the matter of maintenance of Eudora Road before the City Council at their next meeting.
road maintenance - subdivisions
Commr. Theus moved that Macasphalt Corp. be paid amount collected on special assessments on paving contract involving Three Lakes Subdivision and that the clerk write to Mr. J. C. Schlauder for the remainder of the money due on the contract. Motion was seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried.
Motion was made by Commr. Theus that the budget be amended in the amount of $12,722.31 to include unanticipated receipts received from the issuance of tax liens issued for paving against lots in the following subdivisions and that the expenditures be increased in a like amount. Motion was seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried.
Silver Lake Park, Oveson’s Replat of Silver Lake Park, Forest Lake Subdivision, Three Lakes Subdivision, 1st addition; Three Lakes Subdivision, 2nd addition; Three Lakes Subdivision, 3rd addition; Three Lakes Subdivision and certain other lots as described in Special Assessment Roll.
budget - bpi
Clerk Owens submitted the budget of the Board of Public Instructions for approval. Attorney Duncan said he was in receipt of an opinion from the Attorney General’s office regarding Florida Statute 193.03 and it is his opinion that the budget for the Board of County Commissioners is in proper form but that the Board of Public Instruction must comply with the statute. Motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, that the budget of the Board of Public Instruction not be approved until they have complied with the statute.
Attorney Roy Christopher representing the Board of Public Instruction appeared at the request of the Board and Attorney Duncan explained to him the steps to be taken by the School Board in order to comply with the law. Mr. Christopher advised that the School Board meets tomorrow and he will suggest that the necessary procedure be followed for complying with the law.
Chairman Babb appointed a committee to meet with the Board of Public Instruction as follows:
Chairman Babb, Commrs. Dykes and Livingston and Attorney Duncan.
The Clerk submitted request from Vernon Henson to purchase one-half to one acre of county property at Astatula. The Board members concurring, Commr. Dykes instructed the Clerk to advise Mr. Henson the County is not interested in selling any of the property at this time.
At the request of Dr. Hall, Lake County Health Director, and on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, a resolution was adopted requesting the State Board of Health to return $2,000 from the funds to be deposited in the fiscal year 1964-65 in order to complete the Health Center now under construction at Clermont.
On recommendation of the Engineer and on motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Engineer was authorized to have the exterior walls of the Welfare Office waterproofed.
mosquito control - bids
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise for two pickup trucks and one passenger car to be used by the Mosquito Control. Bids to be received September 8th and the Engineer was instructed to prepare the specifications.
The Engineer was instructed to check with the Tax Assessor before advertising for bids for aerial prints of the County.
Hearing having been held by the Planning & Zoning Commission for changes and revisions in certain areas in Lake County, and on recommendation of the Planning & Zoning Commission, and on motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, a resolution was adopted amending the Zoning Rules and Regulations of Lake County as they pertain to the following tract of land and to the classification designation after the description:
Lot 8 of Lake Harris Estates Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 108, public records of Lake County, Florida; now classified and zones as R-1-A (Residential), be and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezones to classification C-2 (Commercial).
Attorney Duncan filed Petition for Closing Platted Streets for Edwin R. and Mary Simpson Waite, whereupon, on motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Board authorized publication of a notice of the filing of said Petition requiring all persons opposed to appear at a public hearing to be held before this Board on September 8, 1964.
Letter from Dr. Hall together with notice from the Lantana Tuberculosis Hospital that David Edward Wambles had left the hospital against medical advice and Dr. Hall’s letter advising that he has been arrested and committed to the Southwest Tuberculosis Hospital by the Polk County Health Department. Motion was made by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Clerk was authorized to notify the Southwest Hospital that Lake County will assume financial responsibility of this patient.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the action of the Chairman and Clerk in approving petitions for the following to the Southwest Florida Tuberculosis Hospital was approved:
Clarence Rufus Dawson
Charlie Ezephro Walker
Nora Myrtle Jennings
Notices from the hospital were filed as follows:
Clifton Smallwood - left on 7/14/64 against medical advice
Eric Cecil Marks - left on 7/14/64 against medical advice
Laney Elvin Summersill - discharged on 7/18/64 with medical advice
John Hess - discharged on 7/31/64 with medical advice
permits - use
Permit to Sumter Electric Coop., Inc. for the construction and maintenance of power line along County Road 2-0421 between Groveland and Polk County was filed.
On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment by the Ocklawaha Water Authority:
Voucher Nos. 166 – 185
Application of Howard W. Taflinger for the position of Purchasing Agent was read by the Clerk and he was instructed to advise Mr. Taflinger that the County is not interested in employing a purchasing agent at this time.
Motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, governor for the Gravely mower authorized last week was approved in the amount of $26.50.
Request from Southern Printing Company for benches furnished and installed in the Courtrooms was approved in the amount of $4,248.95 on motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, request from Fred Kuhlman in the amount of $4,126.00 on the Clermont Health Center was approved for payment.
Motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
General Revenue Fund Nos. 1706 - 1893
Mosquito Control – State 2 57 - 65
Fine & Forfeiture Fund 170 - 187
Road & Bridge Fund 1224 - 1348
Capital Outlay Reserve – County Buildings 16 - 18
Capital Outlay Reserve – Health Clinic 4
Letter from the Secretary of State enclosing report of Deputy assigned to Lake County to observe the election process on May 26th was filed.
Letter from Alterman Transport Lines, Inc. advising they have filed petition to conduct operations from Jacksonville to points in Florida was filed.
Annual Report of the Florida Agricultural Extension Service was filed.
Report of Zoning Department for month of July was filed.
Report of Welfare Department for the month of July was filed.
Service Officer’s Monthly Report for July was filed.
July reports of the County Agent and assistants and Home Demonstration Agent and Assistant were filed.
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 3:00 o’clock P.M.