july 11, 1968

The Board of County Commissioners met in special session in the County Commissioners’ Room, in the Courthouse, Tavares, on Thursday, July 11, 1968 at 9:00 o’clock A.M. for the purpose of considering the tentative budget for 1968-69 Fiscal year as prepared by the Clerk, and any other business which might be brought before the Board.

The meeting was called to order with the following in attendance:  Commissioner Babb, Chairman; Commissioners Theus, Cowart, Dykes and Windram; Clerk Owens, Attorney Duncan and Deputy Clerk Doris Babb.

County employees

On recommendation of the Committee to select a Planning & Zoning Director, and on motion of Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes, and carried, the Board approved the employment of James Clay Watkins effective July 30, 1968 at an annual salary of $11,500.00.  Mr. Watkins will be furnished by the County the automobile used by the former Director.

Contracts & agreements

On recommendation of the Attorney and on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart, and carried, agreement with Harvey Spears, General Contractor for the construction of the Fair Ground Multi-purpose Building was approved with additions to Articles 1, 4, and 6.


On motion of Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Theus, and carried, the Clerk was directed to notify the Lake County Development Commission the next budget will only include funds to be paid to the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, and to express the appreciation of the Board for the past efforts of the Development Commission.

The tentative budget for the fiscal year 1968-69 was adopted and approved on motion of Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus, and carried, and the Clerk was authorized to publish same and advertise for public hearing to hear objections and complaints pertaining to the budget on July 24, 1968 at 9:30 o’clock A.M.

Bonds – misc.

Bond for carrying firearms for Howard B. Fox, Jr. was approved on motion of Commissioner Cowart, seconded by Commr. Theus, and carried.

There being no further business to bring before the board, the meeting adjourned at 11:00 o’clock A.M.


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CLERK                                                                                   CHAIRMAN