Wednesday – june 26, 1968

The Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, met in special session in the Commissioners’ Room, in the Courthouse, Tavares, at 1:30 P.M. for the purpose of considering budget requests 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:  Commissioner Babb, Chairman; Commissioners Theus, Cowart, Dykes and Windram.  Others present were Clerk Owens, Attorney Duncan and Deputy Clerk Doris Babb.

Salaries and wages

On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Board approved additional fourteen days’ pay for the Juvenile Superintendent.


Clerk Owens presented a letter from the Governor urging the Board to make every possible effort to see that inspection stations are placed in operation immediately.  Commr. Dykes moved that the Eustis station, which is completed, be opened for operation as soon as the equipment is check out, that the personnel be instructed to operate two shifts in order to handle the cars.  Hours designated for this one station until the other two stations are open will be 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., with the second shift working from 2:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.  The motion was seconded by Commr. Theus and unanimously carried.


The Sheriff was authorized to view the letter from the Governor in the Clerk’s Office, including the petition and names in the presence of the Attorney.

funds – general

On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Clerk was instructed to deposit cigarette tax money to the General Revenue Fund.


After reviewing budget requests from the Lake County Chamber of Commerce and the Lake County Development Commission, motion was made by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, that $25,000.00 be allocated to the Chamber of Commerce with no funds budgeted for the Development Commission for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 1968.  The two agencies are urged to combine their efforts and to form a Development Committee at the request of the Board.

Clerk Owens was instructed to request the Tax Collector to appraise the addressograph machine in the Supervisor of Elections’ Office and advise if same is in condition for future service.

Accounts allowed

On motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the low proposal of Whitford’s Appliance to furnish and install air conditioner in the Welfare Office in the Pioneer Building for the sume of $285.00 was accepted.

Meeting adjourned.


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CLERK                                                                                   CHAIRMAN