MONDAY – april 17, 1967

The Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida met in special session in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse in Tavares on Monday, April 17, 1967 at 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of considering offers made for the location of the Lake County Fair and any other business which might be brought before the Board.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman with the following members present:  Chairman Dykes, Commrs. Theus, Livingston and Babb.  Also present were Clerk Owens, Engineer Hays and Deputy Clerk Norma Coven.

county property

Clerk Owens submitted an appraisal of the present fairground property as prepared by Edwin R. Waite and Donald L. Driggers, showing the current market value of the property to be $168,700.  Also, a copy of the appraisal made by Hunnicutt & Associates, Inc. for the City of Eustis showing the estimated market value to be $145,000.

The Clerk presented a proposal from H. O. Ferguson, President of LFC, Inc. offering to sell to the County 40 acres located near Lake-Sumter Junior College for a cash price of $50,000.

The Clerk read a letter from the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce asking the Board to consider the above offer of LFC, Inc. and also another tract consisting of 180 acres owned by the W.P. Floyd family located between Lake Sumter Junior College and the City of Tavares with 1500 feet on US 441 (SR 500) for a price of $210,000.

Commr. Livingston advised the City of Eustis is willing to donate any 30 acres situated within the 66-acre tract and to furnish water and sewage to the site.

A motion was made by Commr. Livingston that the County accept the offer made by the City of Eustis for 30 acres of land, provided details regarding the location, water, sewage and title can be worked out.  The motion was seconded by Commr. Babb and unanimously carried.

The Board members concurring, the Chairman stated the Board together with the Engineer will make a personal inspection of the location and recommend the most desirable 30-acre tract.


Based on the appraisal of Hunnicutt & Associates, Inc. showing estimated reproduction cost of the buildings situated at the present fair ground property, the Board instructed the Clerk to cover the buildings for insurance purposes for $60,000.


On the recommendation of the Engineer and on a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus, the Board rejected all bids submitted on April 3, 1967 for the painting and repairs to the Umatilla and Mascotte Barns and authorized the Clerk to readvertise the bids.

roads – state

The Engineer presented quotations received for erecting a retaining wall at Clyde Ransick’s residence on SR 19, whereupon, on a motion by Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the low price of $566.50 from Oscar a. Baxter was accepted.

The Chairman presented for the Board’s approval a copy of a letter from the State Road Department to Lake Coleman relative to drainage along SR 448A.  On a motion by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston, the Board concurred in the location of the drainage pipe.

accounts allowed

On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, appraisal fees for Edwin R. Waite and Donald L. Driggers in the sum of $300 each was approved.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m..


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CLERK                                                                                   CHAIRMAN