FRIDAY – JULY 1, 1966

The Board of County Commissioners met in special session in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court in the Courthouse at Tavares on Friday, July 1, 1966, at 9 o’clock A.M. for the purpose of receiving the report of the Tax Assessor of estimated assessed values for 1966, and any other business which might be brought before the Board.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman with the following present:  Chairman Theus, Commrs. Cowart, Dykes, Livingston and Babb; Clerk Owens, Attorney Duncan, Tax Assessor Cassady, and Deputy Clerk Norma Coven.

tax assessments

Mr. Cassady, Tax Assessor, submitted in writing estimates of the assessed values for the year 1966 as follows:

County-wide non-exempt aggregate value                            $297,002,669

County-wide aggregate value                                                  362,832,589

South Lake Hospital District                                                  103,844,272

Northeast Lake County Hospital District                               109,611,405

Northwest Lake County Hospital District                                 83,546,992

Clerk Owens then gave the values of the taxing districts as submitted by Mr. Cassady as follows:

Withlacoochee Basin                                                             $    7,500,910

Oklawaha Basin                                                                        251,002,304

Southwest Florida Water Management District                      279,622,353

On motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the estimated valuations as submitted by the Tax Assessor were accepted.

accounts allowed

On motion of Commr. Dykes seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, travel expenses in the amount of $137.43 were approved for 4-H members to attend Citizens Short Course in Washington, D.C.

salaries & wages

On motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Board approved the following changes in salary schedules effective October 1, 1966:

Robert A. Alderman, Supervisor Surplus Commodity Warehouse, $400.00 per month or an annual salary of $5,100.00.


Emery Dillard, Right of Way Agent, $450.00 per month or an annual salary of $5,400.00.


tax delinquent

The Tax Assessor advised in Subdivision of Belmont Heights Unit No. 2, an unrecorded plat but on file in the Assessors’ Office, taxes have been assessed to the Owner, Huskey Built Homes, Inc., and there are now six tax sale certificates outstanding on property used as streets by residents in the Subdivision and tax deeds applied for.  If the tax deeds are sold and the streets closed, the residents will not have access to their property.  On recommendation of the County Attorney and on motion of Commr. Livingston seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, a Resolution was adopted authorizing the Clerk to issue checks from the General Fund sufficient to redeem the following tax sale certificates:

Nos.                 177 and 178 of 1964

                        193 and 194 of 1965

                        187 and 188 of 1966


tax assessments

Clerk Owens reported Mr. John May, Inland Abstract and Title Company, will come before the Board on Tuesday, July 5, 1966, regarding an error in assessment on a building located in East ¾ of North ½ of NW ¼ in Section 5, Twp. 24, Range 25, and would like the assessor to be present.  The Clerk was instructed to secure the name of the property owner from Mr. May and advise the Tax Assessor in order for him to review this matter before coming to the meeting on Tuesday.


There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 10:00 o’clock A.M.


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CLERK                                                                                                                                                                                               CHAIRMAN