MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – may 10, 1965
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, May 10, 1965, at 10 o’clock A.M. with the following present: Chairman Livingston, Commrs. Theus, Cowart, Dykes and Babb; Clerk Owens, Engineer Hays, and Zoning Director Webb. Attorney Duncan was in Court.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman and the invocation was given by Mr. Webb.
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, the Engineer reported receiving bids from the following:
Two way radio communication equipment
Radio Corp. of America $8,798.00
Personal T V $8,024.00
General Electric Corp. $6,125.00 plus maintenance
Motorola $8,287.50 plus maintenance
Martin Kirkland submitted bid on the maintenance only.
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bids were referred to the Engineer for study and recommendation to the Board.
E. Central Florida Regional Planning Council
Clyde E. Williams & Associates
American Air Surveys, Inc.
Southern Air Surveys, Inc.
Radar & Associates
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the bids were referred to the Engineer for study and recommendation to the Board.
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the present indigent list was approved.
Road maintenance – subdivisions
A delegation from Milky Way Subidivision appeared with Mr. Earle Funkhouser the spokesman. Discussion followed regarding this Board’s action at the last meeting denying petition to resurface streets in this subdivision. The Chairman advised Mr. Funkhouser the Board acted on advice of the Attorney after hearing objections and requests for withdrawal of names and there were not sufficient signers to the petition to meet the requirements of the law. The Chairman also stated it will be necessary for the petitioners to present a new request for the road work which meets specifications.
After the delegation retired, motion was made by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, that the Board re-advertise for bids for the streets in question and District No. 4 to pay the difference in the cost of the paving and the amount collected in checks from the property owners. The Clerk was instructed to so notify Mr. Funkhouser of this action.
Mr. Maurice Piper and Leo Wothke of Springs Bath & Yacht Club appeared and protested any change by Mr. Martin Granholm to the channels in the subdivision. The Chairman advised them that Mr. Granholm has not appeared before the Board regarding this and if he intends to do any dredging he must apply for a permit.
Mr. Joe BonJorn of Clermont appeared with reference to redistricting Districts No 2 and No. 3. Mr. BonJorn stated due to the number of clay roads in District No. 3 it would be advantageous to realign the dividing line to run east and west instead of north and south. Commr. Dykes concurred in Mr. BonJorn’s statement. Commr. Cowart stated this proposal would be of no benefit to District No. 2. The Chairman stated in his opinion the appropriate time to consider this will be when additional precents are considered.
Attorney Duncan was present at this time.
The Tax Assessor appeared at the request of the Board with reference to Mrs. Mary T. Salmonsen. Mr. Cassady advised Mrs. Salmonsen called his office about the middle of April and wanted to know why she had no received receipt for homestead exemption. She was advised it is necessary to apply in person for homestead when residence is changed. Mr. Cassady further stated there is no record in his office of Mrs. Salmonsen’s letter. On recommendation of the Attorney, the Clerk was instructed to notify Mrs. Salmonsen to appear before the Board and under oath give all detail as they existed relative to her claims for homestead exemption.
Road maintenance – subdivisions
Motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, that resolution be adopted effective June 1, 1965 that the County will not supplement cost of any more road construction in subdivisions, and the specifications must meet requirements for secondary road construction to be approved by the County Engineer.
Roads – county
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a resolution was adopted setting the speed limit at 40 MPH for all vehicles on :Lane Park Extension” Road, also, that no through trucks be permitted on the road.
Recess and reassembly
The Board recessed for lunch at 12 o’clock noon and reconvened at 1:40 o’clock P.M. to take up the remaining items of business.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the services of the Engineer to assist the City of Eustis with their planning for an Industrial Park was approved, provided same does not interfere with County business.
The Engineer presented list of radio identification symbols to be used when the radio equipment is installed, and on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the list was accepted and adopted.
The Engineer presented deed from Mrs. Ethel Matthews conveying 50 feet right of way on Eagle Nest Road; whereupon, on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the deed was referred to the Attorney.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Engineer was authorized to have one bearing wall removed in the Pioneer Building provided cost of same does not exceed $200.
Judge Milton appeared and discussed the lack of storage space in the Courthouse and suggested the Board seriously consider either building or acquiring satisfactory building to be used as storage building.
Emery Dillard appeared with reference to exchange of property with Mr. Pwell for garbage dump at Astor, and recommended that the Board ask the Health Director to inspect the property offered by Mr. Powell.
Motion was made by Commr. Dykes to exchange property on Dora Canal with a property owner in Resthaven Mobile Park (Lot #8) and appoint appraiser. The motion died for lack of a second.
Chairman Livingston presented request from the Triangle Boat Club to erect addition to the County building used as a clubhouse at the Dead River Bridge. Specifications and sketch of proposed addition were filed. Motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried that the request of the Triangle Boat Club be approved – all improvements to be at the Club’s expense and the Zoning Director was instructed to issue permit for a nominal fee of $1.00.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, request from Dr. C. H. Hawthorne for the establishment of a public crossing 373 feet north of mile post TA-788 between Mount Dora and Sorrento was referred to the Attorney.
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a resolution was adopted approving request from the State Board of Conservation as contained in their letter dated May 5, 1965.
Request from the Eustis National Guard for financial assistance in the installation of a sprinkler system on Armory property was referred to the attorney.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, a resolution was adopted requesting the State Board of Health to return $1,800 from funds deposited by the County to be used to make final payments to the Contractor on the Clermont Health Center.
Letter from the Florida State Board of Health regarding Springs Bath & Yacht Club was presented by the Clerk and referred to the Engineer.
The Clerk submitted request from the Central Florida Council of Boy Scouts for the prisoners to clear brush at Camp La No’ Che. The Board members concurring, the Chairman instructed the Clerk to send the prison crew to the camp.
Proof of publication of notice of filing of petition to close public road was submitted and there being no objections to the closing, motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, that a resolution be adopted closing the following described road:
A Clay Road, the centerline of which is described as follows:
Commencing at the Southwest corner of Section 13, Township 18 South of Range 25 East, run thence North 89o39’50” East along the Section line for 700.40 feet to the Easterly right of way line of State Road no. 452, run thence North 24o33’30” West along said right of way line for 82.60 feet to the center of the Old County Road (Old Clay Road) and the point of beginning; run thence North 14o08’40” West for 1,353.80 feet; thence run North 67o01’10” West for 245 feet more or less to the center of Yale-Griffin Canal, EXCEPTING therefrom such portion of the right of way of State Road No. 452, included in the above description.
The action of the Chairman and Clerk in approving petition to State Tuberculosis Hospital for Vernon William Brower was approved on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
Roads – state & County
Mr. Paul Didion of Yalaha appeared and requested that stop sign be placed on SR 48 and its intersection with County Road 2-3127. The Chairman advised Mr. Didion this is a state road and we have no jurisdiction over same, however, the Clerk was instructed to request the State Road Department to erect a warning sign at the intersection and the Engineer was instructed to erect stop signs on each side of the County Road.
State Road Department Tentative Budget and Program of Work for 1965-66 was filed and the Clerk advised copy of same has been posted on the bulletin board in the Courthouse lobby. Budget meeting and hearing to be held Thursday, May 27th at Jacksonville.
Salaries & Wages
On recommendation of the Department head concerned and on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Board approved monthly salary of $215.00 for Margaret Ross Eastwood for May and June only.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment by the Oklawaha Water Authority:
Vouchers No. 84 – 94
Check from the Clerk of Court in the amount of $151.90 balance from advance to pay State Trial Witnesses for Fall Term of Court was accepted by the Board and the Clerk was authorized to deposit same.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, unauthorized travel for two members of the Board of Visitors to Marion and Volusia Counties and expenses amount to approximately $13.00 each were approved.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Board authorized a new steel door to be installed in the Juvenile Shelter by Altman Bros. Iron Works for $125.0 including lock and installation.
Kuechler’s Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service quotation for 13 fire extinguishers to be installed in the Courthouse and Pioneer Building at a cost of $273.50 was approved on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried.
Request of Small Claims Court for 1,500 case binders from F & R Office Supply, Inc. in the amount of $288.75 was approved on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried.
Request from Fred Kuhlman, Contractor, on the Addition to the Courthouse Annex, in the amount of $8,199.00 was approved on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried.
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Clerk was authorized to issue warrant on May 27th to Neal Huebsch in the amount of $1,250.00 for legal services at the Legislature for the month of May.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
General Revenue Fund
1281 – 1482
State 2 – Mosquito Control
40 – 47
Road & Bridge
776 – 912
Fine & Forfeiture
125 – 144
Capital Outlay Reserve – County Buildings
Bond Interest & Sinking Funds – County Buildings
Copy of letter from State Board of Health regarding Florida Baptist Retreat Camp was filed.
Letter from Lake Improvement Assn., Inc. regarding program for the betterment of County Lakes was read and filed.
Monthly reports from the following were filed:
County Service Officer
County Agent and Assistants
Home Demonstration Agent and Assistants
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 4:30 o’clock P.M.