february 22, 1974

A special meeting of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners was called by the Chairman for Friday, February 22, 1974 at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon, in the Commissioners’ Room, Courthouse, Tavares, Florida, for the purpose of discussing with gasoline distributers of Lake County the resolution the Board passed on February 19, 1974 and any other business that may come before the Board.

The Chairman called the meeting to order with the following members present:  James R. Carson, Jr., Chairman; Thomas J. Windram; C.A. Deems; J.M. Hoskinson; and Glenn C. Burhans.  Others present were:  James C. Watkins, Clerk; Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; Norma Coven and Debby Potter, Deputies Clerk.

The Invocation was given by James C. Watkins, who also led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Autos and trucks

The Board and gasoline distributors discussed the resolution adopted February 19, 1974.  The Chairman asked that all of the Distributors fill out Form FEO 17 which requests additional allocation of gas because of growth since 1972.  Also discussed was whether the resolution should be mandatory.

On the motion of Commr. Deems, seconded by Commr. Burhans, and carried unanimously, the County Attorney was authorized to travel to Washington and the Attorney, Clerk and Commr. Hoskinson were authorized to represent the Board of County Commissioners at the Federal Energy Office regarding the gas situation in Lake County.

Contracts and agreements

The Clerk reported the Youth Service Grant Form has been filled out by Mr. Stroud and requested that he be allowed to work with the County Attorney on this.  On the motion of Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Burhans, and carried unanimously, the request was approved.

Outdoor recreational facilities

The County clay pit in Fruitland Park was leased to the City of Fruitland Park with the understanding that the lease can be terminated at any time.  On the motion of Commr. Burhans, seconded by Commr. Hoskinson, and carried unanimously, the lease was approved.

County tax assessor

Donald Stephens, Tax Assessor, appeared and requested the Clerk’s and Chairman’s signature on the agreement with the State.  On the motion of Commr. Windram, seconded by Commr. Hoskinson, and carried, the Clerk and Chairman were authorized to sign the agreement.  Commr. Hoskinson voted “no”.  The Chairman announced the motion carried.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 3:55 p.m.




james r. carson, jr., chairman



James C. Watkins, Clerk