tuesday – august 24, 1971

A special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida was held Tuesday, August 24, 1971 in the Commissioners’ Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida, at 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of considering several important items to be brought before the Board.

The Chairman called the meeting to order with the following members present:   J. M. Hoskinson, Chairman; C. A. Deems; Thomas J. Windram; and Kenneth VanAuken. James R. Carson, Jr. was not present.  Others present were Fred M. Harpster, County Engineer; J. C. Watkins, Planning Director; P. R. Edwards, Pollution Control Officer; and Deputy Clerk Norma H. Coven.

maps and plats

Mr. Harpster presented the Plat of Wekiva River Estates located in 28/19/29, Owners Herbert C. and wife, Barbara A. Bronson.  Mr. Harpster said this is a five-acre tract subdivision and meets all the requirements; whereupon on a motion by Commr. VanAuken, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried, the Plat of Wekiva River Estates was approved for recording, and the Chairman and the Clerk were authorized to execute same.

public health

Chairman Hoskinson submitted a letter from State Air and Water Pollution concerning rules dealing with open burning, frost protection fires, and air pollution in general.  Mr. Edwards advised that open burning from the Umatilla City dump and an auto salvage dealer in the area was reported to the Pollution Board and that the burning was interfering with the flow of traffic.  Mr. Edwards was requested to notify all of the salvage dealers of the state rules relative to open burning, and the Clerk was instructed to notify in writing all the municipalities, volunteer fire departments and other interested agencies and send them copies of the existing rules.

On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, the County Engineer was authorized to cover the dump on Glen LaRoe’s property if same is not too costly.

county employees

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Deems and carried, the Board approved the employment of William K. Hennessey to the position of Field Manager and Assistant Chemist in the Pollution Control Office effective October 1, 1971 at an annual salary of $8,600.

accounts allowed

On a motion by Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, the Engineer was authorized to employ an electrician to reset the time clocks on the flashing school signals.

On a motion by Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. VanAuken and carried, payment No. 1 to J. O. Jones Contracting Co. in the amount of $14,448.72 was approved.

A request to purchase a Singer-Frieden Calculator for the Engineering Department in the amount of $660 was approved by the Board.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.



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CLERK                                                                                   chairman