friday – april 23, 1971

A special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida was held in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse, Tavares, Florida, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 23, 1971, for the purpose of finalizing the agreement between Lake County and Stone & Youngberg Municipal Financing Consultants, Inc. for the purchase and sale of $2,000,000 Certificates of Indebtedness, and any other business which may be brought before the Board.

The Chairman called the meeting to order with the following members present:  J. M. Hoskinson, Chairman; James R. Carson, Jr.; C. A. Deems; and Kenneth VanAuken.  Also present were:  Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; Frank E. Owens, Clerk of the Circuit Court; and Norma H. Coven, Deputy Clerk.  Commr. Windram was absent.

Bonds – county

Robert L. Wagner, Vice President of the Consulting Firm, was present and submitted the agreement in letter form dated April 22, 1971 showing the Certificates maturing over a 30 year period from 1972 to 2001, and showing the paying agent as The First State Bank & Trust Company, Eustis, Florida.

Commr. Carson moved for approval and acceptance of the agreement, and authorizing the Chairman and Clerk to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commr. Deems and unanimously carried.

Commr. Windram was present at this time.

Suits affecting county

Philip R. Edwards, Pollution Control Officer, introduced Colin Houston, Consultant to the Soap and Detergent Association, explaining that negotiations are underway with the soap companies and the County Attorney for a compromise before the court hearing in May.  Attorney Ford advised the alternatives under consideration are:

1.     8.7 percent consent judgment immediately.

2.     The Association would furnish Lake County with a graduate student to research the project at the University of Florida.

3.     The Association would render technical assistance regarding the problems with the municipal waste systems.

4.     The Association will make a diligent effort to further reduce the phosphorus content to a lower level.

5.     The Association will agree to hold periodic meetings with the Board and the Pollution Control Board.

6.     Lake County will agree not to enforce the total ban at the present time, and will consider an ordinance amending the phosphorus content to a figure the soap companies can manufacture because of the short supply of non-phosphorus materials.


The County Attorney was instructed to continue his efforts for a solution, and commented that an agreement is in no way to be construed as weakening the ordinance prohibiting the sale of phosphorus detergents in Lake County.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.



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CLERK                                                                                   chairman