MONDAY – september 17, 1970

The Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, convened in special session in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse, Tavares, Florida, on Thursday, September 17, 1970, at 9:00 o’clock A.M. for the purpose of seeking a solution to the collection of garbage and refuse.  The Chairman called the meeting to order with the following members present:  Chairman James R. Carson, Jr., Alex J. Macdonell, J. M. Hoskinson, Thomas J. Windram, and Kenneth VanAuken.  Paul Milton, Mosquito Control Director, was also present and County Attorney Christopher C. Ford.

Mr. Milton reported on the progress of the contractor for the removal of abandoned automobiles.  He advised he has employed a man who will devote full time working with the program.

Mr. Milton made recommendations concerning the garbage collectors and at 1:30 o’clock P.M. representatives of the collectors were present and the discussion was resumed.

Commr. Hoskinson moved that all franchises presently held by the collectors be extended until January 1, 1971, at which time the Board will have new regulations and issue new franchises for a longer period of time.  The motion was seconded by Commr. Windram and unanimously carried.

On motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, the Board agreed that until January 1, 1971 no new applications for franchises will be considered or granted, other than those already on file with the Board, or for anyone who is not already in business as  of today.

The Attorney was instructed to prepare a draft of the recommendations made regarding area assignment, equipment, the possibility of performance bonds, and non-exclusive franchises.


On motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, a Resolution was adopted accepting an offer from Orange County for thirteen (13) surplus roller type cabinets at no charge to Lake County.

accounts allowed

Repairs to the air conditioning equipment in the auditorium of the Agricultural Center in the amount of $857.90 were approved by the Board.

On motion of Commr. Hoskinson seconded by Commr. Windram and carried, one additional extension telephone was authorized for the Clerk’s Office.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 3:00 o’clock P.M.


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CLERK                                                                                                                                                                                               CHAIRMAN