MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – may 9, 1966
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse in Tavares on Monday, May 9, 1966, at 10:00 o’clock A.M. with the following members present: Chairman Theus, Commrs. Cowart, Livingston, and Babb. Commr. Dykes was absent due to illness. Also present were Clerk Owens, Attorney Duncan, County Engineer Hays, Zoning Director Webb and Deputy Clerk Norma Coven.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, who gave the invocation.
It now being the time advertised to receive bids on a tailgate sand spreader, the Chairman directed the Engineer to open and tabulate the bids; whereupon, the Engineer reported we are in receipt of only one bid, as follows:
Square Deal Machinery & Supply Co., $1,235.00 including disconnect pins and mounting brackets.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the bid was referred to the Engineer for study and recommendation to the Board.
Later in the day, on the recommendation of the Engineer and on a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the bid from Square Deal Machinery & Supply Company was accepted.
After the bid was opened and other business handled, a representative of Florida Equipment Company appeared with a bid and said he had been held up due to the heavy rain. Attorney Duncan advised the Board cannot accept the bid.
maps & plats
On the recommendation of the Attorney and on a motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a resolution was adopted releasing, renouncing and disclaiming any and all right, title or interest on a plot of land designated as “Play Ground” on a plat of Cathedral Arch Estates, as the same appears of record in Plat Book 11, page 17.
Soil Conservationist Walter Shaffer appeared and requested additional office space for the six-man survey team working on the soil survey. During the summer months there will be three trainees in addition to the regular crew. On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Board authorized the use of four rooms on the second floor of the Chamber of Commerce Building for the soil survey team and also authorized the continued use of the two rooms in the Pioneer Building for soil samples.
Mr. J. W. King, President of the Historical Society, appeared and expressed appreciation to the Board for its sponsorship of the Society. Mrs. King said there is a need for a fireproof vault in the building to store valuable papers and gifts. The possibility of purchasing a used bank vault was discussed. No action taken by the Board.
road maintenance – subdivisions
Mr. Paul Miller of Leesburg appeared and requested the County take over for maintenance the streets in Triangle Acres. Mr. Miller said the streets were constructed according to County specifications by Manly Construction Company. Engineer Hays reported he has made borings on several of the streets, and there is no stabilizing under the clay. Chairman Theus advised Mr. Miller that since this subdivision is in Commr. Dykes’ district, and as he is absent today, we will defer action on this matter until he is present.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the indigent lists were approved as submitted.
Mrs. Eastwood, Welfare Director, appeared with reference to requests from the Waterman Memorial Hospital for financial assistance for the accounts of William Woodford and Alfred Reed. Mrs. Eastwood was directed to advise the Hospital of her findings and also that there is no funds in the budget for this type of expense.
auto & trucks
Engineer Hays reported to the Board the Ford Motor Company is not fulfilling their guarantee on trucks purchased for District No. 1.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Clerk was authorized to advertise for two new dump trucks for District No. 1.
The Engineer filed a letter from the Division of Plant Industry approving the EM-EN-ELL Pit located North of Grand Island for movement of soil or clay into citrus producing areas.
roads – county
Attorney Duncan advised the affidavits have been prepared declaring County Road 3-2232 a prescriptive road, whereupon, a motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, that the Attorney write Mr. V. Buchta and advise him of the law in the event the road is damaged.
roads – state
Clerk Owens presented a notice from the State Road Department with tabulation of all bids on State Road S-473, Bassville Park Road, advising that J. D. Manly Construction Company was the low bidder.
recess & reassembly
The Board recessed for lunch at 11:45 a.m. and reconvened at 1:45 p.m. to take up the remaining items of business.
planning & zoning
Zoning Director Webb; J. W. Brooks, Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission; and Gerald Dake of Adley Associates appeared with reference to a proposed planning project for Lake County. Mr. Dake submitted an agreement form, which was approved by the Attorney, and on a motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Chairman and Clerk were authorized to execute the agreement.
On a motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the form submitted by the Attorney to be served on zoning violators was approved.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a resolution was adopted amending the Zoning Rules and Regulations as they pertain to the following described tract of land, to the classification designated after the description:
Lots 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25, in Palms Mobile Home Estates, as shown by the Plat thereof, filed and recorded in the public records of Lake County, Florida, now classified and zoned as A (Agriculture) with Mobile Home Variation, be, and the same is hereby amended, changed and rezoned to Classification C-1 (Commercial).
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, a check from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the amount of $968.70, the balance from advances to pay State Trial Witnesses, Fall Term, was accepted, and the Clerk was instructed to deposit same.
The Engineer was instructed to secure quotations on a paint striping machine on a motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, an invoice from Williams Development Company in the amount of $15,297 was approved for payment, with one-half to be paid by the Oklawaha Water Authority and one-half equally divided among the five districts.
On a motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the expenses of Louise Shay, Asst. Juvenile Counselor, were approved to attend the Delinquency Control Institute at the Florida State University on June 20 to July 16, expenses not to exceed $250.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Board authorized payment to the Grand Island Community Club and Paisley Community Club in the sum of $15 each for use of the building as a voting place in the May 3rd primary.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, expenses of Civil Defense Director Hess and Asst. Director H. G. Drake were approved to attend the Civil Defense meeting in Palm Beach on June 8 – 10.
Expenses of Doris Babb to attend the Anti-Mosquito Association Annual Convention in Daytona Beach on May 9 – 11 were approved on a motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
A motion was made by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried that the bill from Southern Printing Company for a credenza for the supervisor of elections in the amount of $95 be approved.
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the statement from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the amount of $6,642.40 covering court work for the Fall Term of Court was approved.
A request from Fred Kuhlman in the amount of $3,101.00 for work performed on the Juvenile Kitchen was approved on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
On a motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Zoning Director was authorized to employ Diana Phay on a temporary basis while his secretary is on vacation for two weeks at $35 per week.
On a motion by Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
General Revenue Fund No.s 1342 – 1536
Mosquito Control – State II 30 – 33
Fine & Forfeiture Fund 132 – 156
Road & Bridge Fund 797 – 941
Capital Outlay Reserve
Juvenile Detention Home 6
County Buildings 9
Bond Interest & Sinking Fund
County Buildings 3
South Lake Memorial Hospital 8
Northeast Lake County Hospital 9
The Clerk submitted for filing a letter from the Mayor of Clermont requesting copies of the audits for the years 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1965 and his reply advising the Mayor to secure same from the State Auditing Department.
At the request of Commr. Dykes, the Clerk read a portion of a letter from Congressman A. S. Herlong, Jr. to Mrs. Ralph J. Custar regarding ambulance service in the county.
Copies of letters from the State Board of Health regarding A & R Apartments and A. Duda & Sons, Inc. Experimental Vegetable Processing Plant were filed.
The following monthly reports were filed from the following:
County Judge’s Fines, Forfeitures and costs
Planning, Zoning & Building Department
On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the minutes of the regular meeting held on April 4 and 11 and the special meeting held on April 28 were approved.
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M.