MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – DECEMBER 14, 1964
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the County Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, December 14, 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 Chairman Babb and the invocation was given by Mr. Theus.
On motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following changes were made to the present indigent list:
DISTRICT NO. 2 - DELETE - Bill Parrish - $30.00
DELETE - Antoin Labrorier - $40.00
DISTRICT NOS. 1, 3, 4 and 5 - No Change
It now being the time advertised to receive bids on the following items, the Chairman directed the Clerk to open the bids and the Engineer to tabulate same, whereupon, bids from the following were received:
FRONT END LOADER - Richardson Tractor Company
J. L. Rozier Machinery Company
State Tractor & Equipment Company
MOTOR GRADER - Richardson Tractor Company
J. L. Rozier Machinery Company
Florida Equipment Company
State Tractor & Equipment Company
Adams Construction Equipment Company
On motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the bids were referred to the Engineer for study and recommendation to the Board.
Attorney Charles Sellar submitted proof of publication of notice of intention to close Second Street in Griffin Park and there being no objections to the closing of said street, motion was made by Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, a Resolution was adopted authorizing the closing of the following described street:
That portion of Second Street, according to the Plat of Lake Griffin Park filed April 3, 1939, in Plat Book 11, page 9, Public Records of Lake County, Florida, lying East of the Northern extension of the West line of Lot 12, Block 7 of said subdivision.
Clerk Owens submitted petition for closing platted street in Mt. Vernon Subdivision for Victor Matthew Winn and Mollie G. Winn, along with proof of publication giving notice of hearing today. Action was deferred on this at the request of Commr. Theus.
Mr. Hamp Holstein appeared with his attorney Douglas Gardner who stated that Mr. Holstein has 25’ of property he wishes to convey to the County for road purposes in Sylvan Shores Subdivision. Attorney Duncan advised we will need an opinion of title before the deed can be accepted. On motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried that deed for West 25’ of right of way between the end of Washington Road and the property of the shopping center be accepted with the provision that title opinion is accepted by the County Attorney.
Civil Defense Director Marshall appeared and invited the members to a meeting in Leesburg on January 12, 1965 at 2 o’clock P.M. sponsored by the Civil Defense Department of University Extension Program regarding Florida Institute for Continuing University Studies.
salaries & wages
On recommendation of the Civil Defense Director and on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, salary of stenographer in the Civil Defense office was increased $15.00 per month effective November 1, 1964. One-half of this amount to be paid by the State.
Engineer Hays requested permission to have study made of the heating and air conditioning system of the Chamber of Commerce Building, inasmuch as the system is inadequate for both floors. He was instructed to get recommendation on this and report to the Board.
roads – county
Attorney Duncan advised he has a letter from Attorney Irving Morse of Clermont requesting the County to disclaim any interest in roadway off the North and West sides of that fractional NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 6, Township 22 South, Range 26 East. Commr. Dykes instructed Mr. Duncan to advise Mr. Morse he would like to view the property in question before any action is taken.
Mr. Hopson appeared and reported on telephone conversation he and Mr. Duncan had with the bonding company regarding the contract on the Courthouse. Talked with Henry Reints, secretary, and he has agreed to contact Val-Rich and bring pressure to bear to get the accounts settled. The Chairman directed the Attorney to study the payment bond and report to the Board what action can be taken against the bonding company in the event they do act on this.
Clerk Owens advised that the Courthouse will be closed for Christmas Holidays at the close of business on December 23rd until Monday morning, December 28th.
Clerk Owens submitted notice from the Florida Industrial Commission outlining three safety measures needed in the Courthouse. The Clerk advised this has been discussed with the Custodian who will comply with same.
Judge Milton appeared with reference to miscellaneous furnishings for the third floor offices including drapes for the jury room priced at $1659.00. On motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, Judge Milton was authorized to purchase drapes for the jury room and three clocks – for the Courtroom, main office, and Judge’s office.
recess and reassembly
The Board recessed for lunch at 12:15 o’clock P.M. and reconvened at 1:30 o’clock P.M. to take up the remaining items of business.
On motion of Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Clerk Owens was instructed to send telegram to Governor-Elect Haydon Burns endorsing the appointment of J. Willard Peebles as State Road Board Member of the Fifth District.
On recommendation of the Engineer and on motion of Commr. Cowart seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, alternate bid from State Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc. for Galion motor grader in the amount of $14,644.00 was accepted.
Bonds – official
Motion by Commr Livingston seconded by Commr. Cowart, the following public official bonds were approved:
Frank E. Owens, Clerk of Circuit Court $5,000.00
Herman T. Dykes, Commissioner District No. 3 2,000.00
Herbert A. Babb, Commissioner District No. 5 2,000.00
Cecil C. Theus, Commissioner District No. 1 2,000.00
L. E. Brown, County Prosecutor 1,000.00
E. C. Aulls, Jr., Small Claims Judge 5,000.00
Jack Morgan, Superintendent of Public Instruction 5,000.00
Katherine L. Baker, Supervisor of Registration 500.00
R. G. Cassady, Tax Assessor 1,000.00
Paul H. Reed, Tax Collector 30,000.00
William A. Milton, Jr., County Judge 5,000.00
T. O. Moorhead, County Surveyor 1,000.00
Willis V. McCall, Sheriff 5,000.00
Attorney Duncan said he has been advised by the abstract company that the strip of land along Lake Eldorado and Lot 131 is insurable and recommended that Quit Claim Deed be issued in favor of Mr. Kidd. At the request of Commr. Livingston, action was deferred until he can discuss this matter further with Mr. Kidd.
On recommendation of the Zoning Commission and on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, a Resolution was adopted amending the Zoning Rules and Regulations as they pertain to the following tract of land to the classification designated after the description:
West 1/2 of E 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Southeast 1/4, also the North 1/2 of Northwest 1/2 of Northwest 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Southeast 1/4, all in Section 1, Township 19 S., Range 25 East, now classified and zoned as R-1, be, and the same ins hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification R-1 (Residential) with Mobile Home Special Exception granted.
On recommendation of the Zoning Commission and on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, a Resolution was adopted rescinding a Resolution adopted on February 10, 1964, with reference to Section 4 of the Zoning Rules and Regulations pertaining to mobile home sites, Paragraph IX.
licenses & permits
Request of Frank M. Murphy Corp. for permit for drilling rights in Lake County was denied and the Clerk was instructed to so advise them.
Clerk Owens submitted letter from the County Judge regarding site study for a training school for boys. On motion of Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Board authorized that letter be written to the Sumter County Board suggesting that the two counties work together to secure this school in this area.
On motion of Commr. Theus seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise for bids for commercial type washer and dryer for the Juvenile Shelter.
Request of the Clerk to employ temporary help to get inventory of the Courthouse furnishings and County property brought up to date was approved on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
On motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, statement from Florida Forestry Service for the County’s share of the Farm Forestry Project for 1964-65 in the amount of $2,009.32 was approved.
Statement from E. Central Florida Regional Planning Council in the amount of $7,488.00, Lake County’s 1964-65 participation was approved on motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried.
On motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Civil Defense Director was authorized to purchase mimeograph machine from A. B. Dick Company for $422.10, one-half of cost to be paid by the State.
On motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
General Revenue Fund
Nos. 230 – 457
Mosquito Control – State 2
5 – 9
Fine & Forfeiture Fund
20 – 42
Road & Bridge Fund
146 – 273
Capital Outlay Reserve – County Buildings
6 – 10
South Lake Memorial Hospital
Northeast Lake County Hospital
Note of thanks for flowers from the family of Cecil Dykes was read and filed.
Invitation from the Canal Authority to attend groundbreaking ceremony of St. Johns Lock on December 17th at 2 P.M. was read and filed.
Minutes of regular meeting of E. Central Florida Regional Planning Council were filed and copy distributed to each member.
Reports of the Welfare Director for October and November were filed.
Service Officer’s Report for November was filed.
Home Demonstration Agent and two assistance reports for November were filed.
Agricultural Agent and two assistant’s reports for November were filed.
Florida Division of Corrections regarding Road Prison No. 58 report filed.
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 3:00 o’clock P.M.