july 24, 1968

A special meeting of the Board County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, was held Wednesday, July 24, 1968, in the County Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse, Tavares, Florida at 9:30 a.m. with the following members present:  H. A. Babb, Chairman; Commrs. Theus, Cowart, Dykes, and Windram.  Others present were Clerk Owens, Attorney Duncan, and Deputy Clerk Donna Jean Hayes.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman and the invocation was given by Mr. Gordon Hays.

The purpose of the meeting was to hear complaints concerning the Budget.

Miss Jacquelyn Hester, Clerk for the County Judge, appeared with a letter from W. A. Milton, Jr., County Judge, relative to an additional $4,800 for salaries of assistants and clerks.  On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Clerk was instructed to write the County Judge concerning the Contingency Item.

Mr. Ken Hart, President of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, appeared before the Board thanking them for the action they took concerning the Budget for the Chamber.

Mr. Earl Kelly, County Agent, appeared.  He was contacted and told that the $5,000 in the present Budget for Fire Ant Eradication would not be needed.  Also discussed changes in the salaries for Secretaries.  No action was taken.

Mr. Gordon Hays, Jr., County Engineer, appeared concerning salaries for Relief Inspectors for Motor Vehicle Inspection Stations and salaries of guards.  No action was taken.

On a motion by Commr. Theus, seconded by Commr. Dykes and carried, the Tentative Budget was adopted as advertised, and the Clerk was instructed to send the original and a copy to the Comptroller for final approval.

On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Theus and carried, the Oklawaha Basin Budget was approved and the Chairman and Clerk authorized to sign same.

public health

On a motion by Commr. Dykes, seconded by Commr. Cowart and carried, the Chairman was authorized to write the Department of Housing and Urban Development for Lake County to undertake a countywide program of water and sanitary sewage collection improvements.


Attorney Duncan was instructed to write Mr. Henry Mayhew concerning a contractors bond.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned.


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CLERK                                                                                   CHAIRMAN