MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY – july 10, 1967
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, met in regular session in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse in Tavares on Monday, July 10, 1967 at 10:00 a.m. with the following members present: Chairman Dykes, Commrs. Theus, Cowart, Livingston and Babb. Others present were Clerk Owens, County Attorney Duncan, County Engineer Hays, Zoning Director Webb, and Deputy Clerk Norma Coven.
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 and tabulate the bids, whereupon, the Clerk reported receiving bids from the following:
FURNISHINGS FOR ADDITION TO LAKE MEMORIAL NURSING HOME
American Hospital Supply
Haack Company, Inc.
Medical Supply Company
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the bids were referred to the Engineer and Nursing Home Director for study and recommendation to the Board.
PURCHASE OF COUNTY PROPERTY KNOWN AS FAIRGROUNDS IN EUSTIS
On recommendation of the Attorney and on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Board agreed to accept personal check of L. R. Huffstetler in lieu of bid bond, inasmuch as the bank was not open in time for Mr. Huffstetler to obtain cashier’s check.
Eustis Development Company $105,100.00 for entire property
L. R. Huffstetler
R. J. Schneider
Memory Martin bid $9,200 for the following portion of the property:
Lots 5 through 8 inclusive in Block D
Lots 5 through 12 inclusive in Block 3
Lots 5 through 12 inclusive in Block 12
Mr. Huffstetler filed letter from the City of Eustis advising no official action of the city could be found whereby Bates Avenue or any other streets located within the Fairground property has been officially closed.
On recommendation of the Attorney and on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and unanimously carried, the Board adopted a resolution accepting the bid of Eustis Development Company for the purchase of the entire tract of land known as the Lake County Fairgrounds.
Earl Kelly was present and introduced Robert Mack Jones, Assistant County Agent, and informed the Board, Mr. Jones is in charge of livestock and poultry. Chairman Dykes welcomed Mr. Jones to Lake County.
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the following changes were made to the present indigent list:
DISTRICT NO. 1 – CANCEL Julia Shepherd $40.00
Sybil Wilson 40.00
ADD Minnie Clark 58.00
Lillian Wolfe 40.00
Tommy Fortner 27.50
Annie B. Morris 40.00
DISTRICT NO. 2 – ADD Sally Queen 58.00
5 – ADD Beatrice Floyd 40.00
3 and 4 NO CHANGE
Paul Reed, Tax Collector, appeared and presented special tax assessment roll covering streets to be resurfaced in Sylvan Shores Subdivision. On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Board authorized a public hearing for August 7, 1967 at 2:00 P.M., and the roll will be open for inspection in accordance with Chapter 63-1505.
On motion of Commr. Livingston, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Bank of Mount Dora was designated as the depository for monies collected on the special tax assessment roll relative to Sylvan Shores paving.
Right of way – roads
On recommendation of the Engineer and on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Livingston and carried, the Board accepted dedication from Van R. Caskey and Jessie Caskey for the purpose of establishing access road to adjoining properties, the following described strip of land:
Begin at a point 600 feet South of the Northwest corner of the SW 1/4 of Sec. 35, Tp. 18 S.R. 26 E., said point being the Southwest corner of Lot 7 of Caskey’s Cove, as recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 21, public records of Lake County, Florida, run thence South 61°52’30” East 259.29 feet to a concrete monument set in the Northwesterly right of way line of Old State Road No. 19, thence run North 25°31’ East along said right of way line a distance of 50 feet to a concrete monument, thence run North 61°52’30” West 283.69 feet to a concrete monument set in the West boundary of the SW 1/4 of said Sec. 35, thence run South along said West boundary 56.61 feet to the point of beginning.
Easements – except roads
The Engineer reported relative to spillway at Lake Jem, it is 194 feet from the end of the 18’ pipe under the paved road to the Lake and recommended using 12’ pipe to continue the drain. Cost will be approximately $284.00. Motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, that the Engineer install the 12’ pipe provided an easement can be obtained from Mr. Sleight.
Roads – county
The Engineer was directed to attempt to secure right of way along E. Crooked Lake Drive in order to realign the present right of way and widen same six feet.
The Chairman instructed the Attorney to again request Mr. Fred Sleight to trim trees belonging to him which extend over the County Road because they are a hazard to the traveling public.
Roads – state
Engineer Hays discussed the proposed route of SR S-452 to Orange Avenue in Eustis. Mr. Parker of the State Road Department advises the location curve has been changed by the construction department. The next best route was discussed but no action taken.
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Board adopted a resolution requesting the State Road Department to make a traffic study of the intersection of the “Bypass” connecting SR 500 and SR 25 in the City of Leesburg, for the purpose of traffic control signal being installed to protect the traveling public.
Clerk Owens read notices from the State Road Department that bids will be received on the following projects in Ocala on July 27, 1967 at 10:30 A.M.:
Job No. 11514-3601, SR S-48 between SR 561 and SR S-448-A
11040-3506, SR 25, Colfax Street outfall, in Leesburg
11010-3901, SR 500 at East limits of Leesburg
11010-3511, SR 500 South of Eustis
11507-8602 and 11090-8509, SR S-438 and SR 561 at Lake Minneola between SR 50 and SR 33
11040-3901, SR 500 .7 miles South of Lady Lake
Oklawaha water authority
Clerk Owens submitted letter from Herb Spell, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, relative to water safety measures in Lake Dora. The Clerk was instructed to refer same to the Oklawaha Water Authority and to the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Attorney Duncan advised the City of Tavares is concerned with the parking problem created by the one-hour parking limit. The members concurring, the Chairman directed the Attorney to notify the City of Tavares, the Board does not wish to recede from its previous action that the City enforce the one-hour parking limit and that no special privilege shall be granted to anyone so far as parking on the streets is concerned.
Maps and plats
Engineer Hays discussed the advisability of allowing the surveyors to prepare assessor’s plats to clear up land disputes and discrepancies, and to be filed for record before subdivision plats are filed in the future, when discrepancies exist. The Engineer was instructed to proceed in the manner outlined to the Board.
Engineer Hays presented for the Board’s approval requirements for Pre-Employment Physical Examination for employees of the Road and Bridge Department, also, examination form to be completed by the employee’s physician. On recommendation of the Attorney, and on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the requirements as presented were approved, with the exception that the physical examination will be made before the individual goes to work, and certification to be signed and sworn to by the individual will be attached to the examination form.
Recess and reassembly
The Board recessed for lunch at 12:00 o’clock noon and reconvened at 1:30 P.M. to take up the remaining items of business. Commr. Livingston was not present during the afternoon session.
Clerk Owens presented application from Frank Bianco for the position of Motor Vehicle Inspector. No action and the application was filed.
Clerk Owens stated we have a request from Joe Knowles that Lake County endorse the re-appointment of Alfred A. McKethan to the Southwest Florida Water Management Board; whereupon, on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, a resolution was adopted requesting the Governor to reappoint Mr. McKethan to the Southwest Board.
On motion of Commr. Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Board adopted a resolution requesting the Governor to reappoint Howard E. Young as a member of the Oklawaha Basin Recreation and water Conservation and Control Authority Board.
The Clerk advised the seven men recommended by the Board to serve on the Examining Board relative to certificates of competency for all who are engaged in the building trades have expressed their willingness to serve. Motion was made by Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, that the following persons be appointed to serve for a term of one year:
Jack Jones Leesburg
Derow L. Poynter Minneola
Harry Tamsett Tavares
Jack Robertson Eustis
Maxie Sumner Leesburg
Glenn Thompson Eustis
Henry F. Purvis Eustis
Use permit was filed allowing Col. J. R. McCullough to install a 2” pipe under E. Crooked Lake Road at Country Club Road.
Planning and zoning
On recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission and on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the Board adopted a resolution altering and amending the Zoning Rules and Regulations as they pertain to the following tracts of lands, to the classification designated after each description:
1. That part of Gov’t. Lot 7 and Gov’t. Lot 10 in Section 21 T. 19 S. R. 26 E., Lake County, Florida, described as follows: From the Northwest corner of said Gov’t. Lot 10, run East 300’ for the point of beginning. Rom said point of beginning run thence North 691’ more or less to the shore of Lake Eustis, Begin again at the point of beginning and run thence South 585.3’ to the Northerly right of way line of State Road No. 19; thence N. 45°49’ E. 574.35’ to intersect with the Northwesterly right of way line of a County Road; thence N. 37°11’ E. 800.4’; thence N. 43°49’ W. 910.7’ more or less to the shore of Lake Eustis; thence Southwesterly along the shore of Lake Eustis to intersect line hereinabove described. LESS the following real estate now Zoned C-1, described as follows: From the NW corner of said Gov’t. Lot 10, run thence East 300’, thence South 585.3’ to the Northerly right of way line of State Road No. 19 for a point of beginning, from said P.O.B. run North 425’. Begin again at said P.O.B. and run thence N. 45°49’ E. 600’; run thence North to a point due East of a point that is 425’ North of P.O.B.; run thence West to intersect a point 425’ N. of P.O.B.;
now classified and zoned as C-1 (Commercial), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed, and rezoned to Classification R-3 (Residential).
2. The East 450 feet of Government Lot 7 North of Highway (Old 441) being in Sec. 26, Tp. 19 S. R. 26 E.;
now classified and zoned R-3 (Residential), be, and the same is hereby amended, changed, and rezoned to Classification R-1 (Residential) and C-3 (Commercial).
It now being the time advertised to hold a public hearing on certain proposed changes to the Rules and Regulations of the Lake County Planning and Zoning Commission, and no one appeared to object to the amendment and addition to the Rules and Regulations, a motion was made by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, adopting a resolution approving amendments to said Rules and Regulations as follows:
Paragraph 10 on Page 6 under SECTION III, USES PERMITTED, entitled “AGRICULTURE AND RURAL ENTERPRISES”;
“10. Trailer Parks and camp grounds.”
Paragraph 12, on Page 6, under SECITON III, entitled “AGRICULTURE AND RURAL ENTERPRISES PERMITTED”;
“12. Special Exceptions:
The following shall be permitted only after a public hearing as provided under Florida Statutes , Chapter 61-2374, Special Acts of 1961, and favorable action thereof:
A. Exhibits of Natural Phenomena
B. Labor Camps and/or Agricultural Housing.”
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, request was approved from the Florida Development Commission in the amount of $3,667.00 in accordance with agreement relative to the Urban Planning Project.
Request from Thompson Bros. Construction Company for third payment on addition to the Nursing Home in the sum of $6,768.90 was approved on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
Recommendation from Lenhart Electric Company for necessary wiring repairs to the Pioneer Building was approved not exceed $450.00, on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
Reimbursement for travel expense to W. T. Mills for attending Florida council on Crime and Delinquency in Daytona Beach on June 22, 1967 in the amount of $26.75 was approved on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried.
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, commissions collected through May 1967 by the Tax Collector were approved in the sum of $14,340.15.
Request from Lake County Development Commission for $2,500.00 reimbursement of expenses was approved on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
Travel expenses for the Supervisor of Elections and Emogene Stegall to attend the State Assn. Convention in Pensacola August 9-12, 1967, were approved on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried.
Request from the Civil Defense Director for reimbursement of travel expenses for him and the Assistant Director to attend the State Assn. Conference in Key West August 1-5, 1967, was approved on motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried.
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, reimbursement to Dorothy Woodford in the sum of $55.00 was approved for furnishing the Highway Patrol Station in Leesburg a list of 1967 license tags by owners.
On motion of Commr. Babb, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the following vouchers were approved for payment:
General Revenue Fund - Nos. 1675 – 1873
Mosquito Control – State I - 33 - 37
State II - 45 - 53
Fine and Forfeiture Fund - 159 - 197
Road and Bridge Fund - 620 - 699
Capital Outlay Reserve – County Home - 5 - 7
South Lake Memorial Hospital - 6
Northeast Lake County Hospital - 7
Northwest Lake County Hospital - 8
Letter to Commr. Babb from Tall Palm Landing Fish Camp thanking him for improvements to County Road 5-8599 was read and filed.
Request from Clay Electric Coop., Inc. for copy of HB 770 was referred to the Zoning Director.
Letter from the City of Mount Dora relative to legislation calling for the screening of junk yards was read and filed.
The following monthly reports were filed:
Veterans Service Officer
County Judge’s Fines, Forfeitures and Costs Report
On motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Babb and carried, the minutes of regular meetings held June 5th and 12th, and special meetings held June 2nd and 13th were approved as submitted.
There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 2:30 o’clock P.M.