MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – September 13, 1965
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse at Tavares on Monday, September 13, 1965, at 10 o’clock A.M., with the following present: Chairman Livingston, Commrs. Theus, Cowart, Dykes, and Babb; 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. Webb.
It being 10 o’clock A.M. 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 were received from the following:
RENTAL OF ASPHALT DISTRIBUTOR
Lindsley Paving Company $10.00 per hour
Basic Asphalt Corp. $12.00 per hour
J. D. Manley Construction Co. $10.00 per hour
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the low bids of $10.00 per hours from Lindsley Paving Company and J. D. Manley Construction Company were accepted.
HOT and COLD MIX
Basic Asphalt Corp. $7.90 per ton, f.o.b. Lockhart, Florida
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bid of Basic Asphalt Corp. was accepted.
Allied Products Company
Ewell Concrete Pipe Company
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the bids were referred to the Engineer for study and recommendation to the Board.
Later in the day the Engineer recommended that the bid of Ewell Concrete Pipe Company be accepted, whereupon, on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the bid of Ewell Concrete Pipe Company was accepted. Bids on file in the Clerk’s office.
Bids – accepted
On recommendation of the Engineer and on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, bids on corrugated metal pipe and corrugated aluminum pipe from all bidders were accepted due to the fact that the bids were practically the same. The Engineer reported the reason for the quotations being the same is due to the impending steel strike. Said bids were opened Sept. 7.
On recommendation of the Engineer and on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, bid from Gulf Oil Corporation on gasoline and diesel fuel received on September 7, was accepted.
On recommendation of the Engineer and on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the low bid of Texaco, Inc. was rejected because of demurrage charge and the bid of Supreme Oil Company, Inc. was accepted on asphalt materials. Said bids were opened September 7.
ROCK, SLAG and LIMEROCK
On recommendation of the Engineer and on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Dixie Lime & Stone Company was awarded the bid on limerock.
On recommendation of the Engineer and on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the low of Vulcan Materials Company on rock and slag was rejected because of freight rates, and bids of Florida Crushed Stone Company and Shands and Baker on rock were accepted and bid of Florida Crushed Stone Company on slag was accepted. Said bids were opened September 7.
Bids – advertise
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise for bids on one diesel powered transport and one gasoline powered transport and one passenger car for the Engineer. Bids to be received on October 4, 1965.
Road maintenance – subdivisions
Mr. Colteryahn appeared with reference to the County maintaining Myrtle Drive (Hugh Street). Clerk Owens read except of minutes dated April 5, 1965 regarding the maintenance of this street, said excerpt reading as follows: “Commr. Babb stated this street was included and paved under the special assessment for Three Lakes Subdivision, however, it was not included in the streets taken over by the County for maintenance. He further stated he is willing to grade the shoulders but will not resurface the street.”
Clerk Owens also presented copy of a resolution adopted March 8, 1965 naming the streets to be assumed and taken over by the County. Motion was made by Commr. Babb rejecting the petition presented to the Board on September 7, 1965 requesting that Myrtle Drive be maintained by the County. The motion was seconded by Commr. Theus and the Chairman called for a roll call vote with the members of the Board voting as follows:
Commr. Theus – District 1 – yes
Commr. Cowart – District 2 – yes
Commr. Dykes – District 3 – no
Commr. Livingston – District 4 – yes
Commr. Babb – District 5 – yes
The motion was declared carried and the petition rejected.
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the following changes were made to the present indigent list:
District No. 1 - ADD – W. L. Dixon $40.00
District No. 2 - DELETE – Bonnie Louise Cooper $20.00
Gladys Johnson $40.00
District No. 3 - No change
District No. 4 - No change
District No. 5 - ADD – Rosa Wright $40.00
Mayor Joe BonJorn and City Manager McIntosh of Clermont appeared with reference to the County aiding the city in furnishing cemetery lots for the indigents. Commr. Theus advised Mr. BonJorn each municipality has a “potter’s field” that is used for this purpose and the County pays $200.00 for burial expenses for indigents and paupers.
Jack Jones, Architect, appeared and presented copy of the approved plans for the proposed Engineering Building. On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise for bids for the construction of the Engineering Building. Bids to be received October 11, 1965.
It now being the time advertised to hold a public hearing on petition to close and abandon the following described streets in Eustis Meadows, the Chairman called for interested persons to be heard at this time:
1. All of Pine Street lying South of North Street.
2. All of Park Lane lying South of Broadway.
3. All of Market Street lying North of Broadway.
4. All of Maple Street lying North of Broadway.
5. All of Cherry Street, lying North of Broadway.
6. All of Mulberry Street except that portion lying within Broadway.
7. All of North Street lying between Mill Street and Bay Street, except that part lying between the centerline of Pine Street and the East boundary of Cedar Street and Less Canal Street.
8. All of Orange Street between Mill Street and Bay Street, except that part included in Cherry Street, and except Canal Street.
9. All of Broadway lying between Mill Street and Cedar Street.
10. All of Lemon Street lying between Mill Street and Market Street, and between Mulberry Street and Bay Street, less Canal Street.
11. All of South Street included within said Subdivision lying between Mill Street and Bay Street, except that portion lying within Market Street, and except that portion lying within Canal Street.
12. All that part of Mill Street within said Subdivision.
ALL according to the Plats of Eustis Meadows and Eustis Meadows Town Plat as shown on Plat Book 1, Page 2, public records of Lake County, Florida.
There being no objections or complaints, motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes, and a resolution adopted closing and abandoning the above described streets.’
It now being the time advertised to hold a public hearing on petition to close and abandon the following described streets in Cathedral Arch Estates, the Chairman called for interested persons to be heard at this time:
Forrest Road and Evergreen Lane, according to the Plat of Cathedral Arch Estates recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 17, public records of Lake County, Florida, the centerline of said streets being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at a point on the centerline of said “Forrest Road” which is North 89o54’ West 12.50 feet, and North 0o04’ West 57.75 feet from the Southwest corner of Lot 4, Block B, of Cathedral Arch Estates, same point being the start of a 6o30’ curve to the right with a delta angle of 89o55’, thence run along said curve a distance of 521.98 feet to the point of beginning thence continue running in a Northeasterly direction along said curve a distance of 861.35 feet to the end of said curve; thence run North 89o51’ West 375.74 feet to the intersection of “Evergreen Lane”; thence run South 0o00’45” East 656.72 feet to the end of said centerline;
LESS: a 35 foot right of way dedicated to Lake County, and crossing said road from Lot 3 in Block B to Lot 4 in Block A.
There being no objections or complaints, and on motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb, a resolution was adopted closing and abandoning the above described streets.
Attorney Duncan reported survey has been made of county property in Umatilla showing the American Legion Building is located within the county line. Commr. Babb stated there is a road beyond the line and he is not in favor of yielding any portion of the roadway. Attorney Duncan advised we will need affidavits to the effect the road has been in use and maintained by the County. He was authorized to prepare the affidavits and Commr. Babb will secure the necessary signatures.
Licenses & permits
Attorney Duncan reported his search of the law regarding license to carry firearms by persons under 21 years of age reveals the following except from Section 790.06, “The county commissioners of the respective counties of this State may, at any regular or special meeting, grant a license to carry a pistol, winchester or other repeating rifle, only to such persons as are over the age of 21 years, and of good moral character.
Recess and reassembly
The Board recessed for lunch at twelve o’clock noon and reconvened at 1:45 P.M. to take up the remaining items of business.
Judge Milton and Miss Jacquelyn Hester appeared and presented budget for the County Judge’s Office, said budget resulting from new legislation putting the County Judge’s Office on a budget system. Clerk Owens advised it is impossible to approve or advertise the budget until same has been approved by the Comptroller, and further that no anticipated expenses can be included in the budget. If and when the Constitutional Amendment is approved setting up a second County Judge, the budget will have to be amended.
On recommendation of the Attorney, and on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Clerk and Attorney were authorized to take this matter before the Comptroller and Attorney General and said budget was accepted for this purpose.
On recommendation of Howell Hopson, Architect, and on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, Change Order No. 2 to the contract on the Courthouse Annex Addition in the amount of $1,293.00 was approved.
Mr. Hopson was authorized to secure prices for landscaping the grounds of the Annex.
Bids – advertise
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise for bids for the purchase of an asphalt distributor. Bids to be received November 8, 1965.
On recommendation of the Planning & Zoning Commission and on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, a resolution was adopted amending the Zoning Rules and Regulations as they pertain to the following tracts of land, to the classifications designated after each description:
1. Lots 11, 12, 13 and 14, Block 3, Paisley Highlands, the plat of said subdivision being recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 52, public records of Lake County, Florida; AND, all that land in the Northwest corner of Section 29, Township 17 South, Range 28 East, Lake County, Florida, lying between the above land and the intersection of SR 42 and Forest Road 38; now classified and zoned as A (Agriculture), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification C-2 (Commercial).
2. Begin 380 feet West of the Southeast corner of the N ½ of NW ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 33, Township 19 South, Range 27 East, Lake County, Florida, run thence West to the Section line; thence North to the Railroad right of way; thence Northeasterly along the Railroad to a point North of the point of beginning; thence South to the point of beginning. LESS Highway right of way, and that portion lying West of said Highway; now classified and zoned as C-3 (Commercial), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification M-1 (Manufacturing).
3. The SE ¼ of the SW ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 26, Township 18 South, Range 26 East; in Lake County, Florida; now classified and zoned as R-1 (Residential), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification C-1 (Commercial).
Outdoor recreational facilities
The Zoning Director requested that the Board members give him there recommendations by the first meeting in October pertaining to the report previously submitted to them regarding additional outdoor recreational facilities.
Commr. Dykes advised the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission would like a list of the boat ramps installed throughout the County in order that concrete walkways can be erected. The Chairman instructed the Engineer to furnish this list to Mr. John C. Buntz.
Memorandum from Walter Shaffer, Conservationist, advising a total of 5,846 acres was mapped by the soil scientists during the month of August, making the total acres mapped to date 200,188.
Oklawaha Water Authority
Clerk Owens advised the Water Authority is seeking a location in Tavares for their office and there is a room available in the Pioneer Building. He was instructed to show this space to the Authority members and if the space is satisfactory, it will be made available to them.
Roads – State
The Clerk submitted for filing tabulation from the State Road Department of bids received on State Road 19 through Eustis.
The Clerk submitted for filing notice from the State Road Department that bids will be received in Tallahassee on September 28 on the following projects:
Job No. 11506-8602, Woodward Ave., Eustis between SR S-452 and Grove Street.
Job No. 11510-8602, SR S-437 from Orange County line North of SR 46 near Sorrento.
Job 11520-8601, SR S-565 from SR 50 in Mascotte southerly approximately 9.5 miles.
Job 11550-8602, SR S-449, Silver Lake Road to SR 44.
Clerk Owens presented for filing letters from The Florida Telephone Corp. and Florida Public Utilities Commission expressing appreciation for the resolution adopted by this Board on August 9, 1965 endorsing the telephone company’s Extended Area Service for Lake County.
Cards from G. W. Smith and Morgan E. Smith, Clermont, Florida, opposing this plan were read and filed.
Licenses & Permits – Use
Engineer Hays filed the following use permits:
Permit No. 44 to Florida Telephone Corp. for the construction and maintenance of buried cable along County Road 4-5269.
Permit No. 45 to Florida Telephone Corp. for the construction and maintenance of buried cable along County Road 4-5268.
To Sumter Electric Coop., Inc. for the construction and maintenance of power line along County Road 3-2257.
Resolutions not classified elsewhere
Clerk Owens submitted for filing resolution from Columbia County endorsing the proposed amendment to Article IX whereby $300,000,000 is to be made available for four lane highway construction.
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the minutes of the regular meetings held on August 2, 1965 and August 9, 1965 and the special meetings held on August 13, 1965 and August 23, 1965 were approved as submitted.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Emery Dillard was employed as right of way agent effective October 1, 1965, at an annual salary of $4,800.00 plus mileage at 10¢ per mile not to exceed $100.00 per month.
On recommendation of the Service Officer and on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, Marie McMullen was employed as Senior Secretary in the office of Service Officer, effective immediately, at an annual salary of $3,600.00 and to be increased to $3,900.00 after six months.
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the annual salary of Charles Gore, Veteran Services Officer, was increased to $5,100.00 effective October 1, 1965.
Engineer Hays reported proceeds of the auction held on Saturday, September 11, 1965 amount to $908.00, including the sale of two houses for $150.00 and payment to the auctioneer of $25.00. Mr. Hays filed the proceeds with the Clerk and he was authorized to deposit same to the General Revenue Fund.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, expenses were approved for the Zoning Director to attend East Central Florida Regional Planning Council meeting in Orlando on September 21.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, Fifth request of Fred Kuhlman, Contractor, Courthouse Annex Addition, was approved in the sum of $10,098.00.
Request of the Tax Assessor for Commissions on the 1964 Tax Roll in the amount of $17,198.84 was approved on the motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Clerk was authorized to issue warrant for principal on Certificates of Indebtedness in the sum of $145,000.00 and interest in the sum of $13,993.75.
On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
General Revenue Fund
2124 – 2337
Road and Bridge Fund
1285 – 1433
State 2 – Mosquito Control
65 – 68
Fine and Forfeiture Fund
214 – 232
Capital Outlay Reserve – County Buildings
29 – 30
Capital Outlay Reserve - Agricultural Buildings
South Lake Memorial Hospital
Northeast Lake County Hospital
Report from the Welfare Director for the month of August was filed.
Letter from the State Board of Health regarding Glenn’s Cove Subdivision was filed.
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 3:30 o’clock P.M.