monDAY – september 21, 1964

The Board of County Commissioners met in special session in the Grand Jury Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, September 21, 1964, at 10:00 o’clock A.M. for the purpose of determining the status of the right of way on State Road 19 through Eustis.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman with the following present:

Chairman Babb, Commrs. Cowart, Dykes and Livingston; Attorney Duncan and Clerk Owens.  Mayor Brown and members of the Eustis City Council were also present.

Roads – state

Commr. Livingston read a letter from Max Brewer, State Road Board member, to Mr. Isted of the First State Bank & Trust Company, Eustis, advising that appraisals have been made on SR 19 through Eustis but there is no secondary money available for right of way acquisition.

Clerk Owens advised he talked with Mr. Draper in Tallahassee this morning and the Florida Development Commission is sending form of resolution to the Board consenting to the pledge of 80% surplus gasoline tax funds and as soon as this resolution is adopted and returned to them, they will start advertising for the sale of the bonds and the money will be available in December.  Mr. Owens further advised we have available in Secondary Funds approximately $550,000.  

On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and unanimously carried, a resolution was adopted requesting the State Road Department to withhold any further commitments of Secondary monies included in the 1964-65 budget until such time as the proposed loan in the amount of $1,600,000 is approved and bonds sold.

Members of the Board concurring, the Chairman instructed the Attorney to telephone Mr. Brewer explaining the action of the Board in today’s special meeting and request that he do everything in his power to expedite the acquisition of right of way on SR 19 through Eustis.

Notary Bond

On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, Notary Bond for Herman A. Crow, surety Transamerica Insurance Company, was approved.


Discussion was held with reference to program at the dedication of the remodeled Courthouse on October 15, 1964.  The Chairman appointed Commr. Theus and Commr. Livingston to represent the Board in working out the details.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned.



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CLERK                                                                                   CHAIRMAN