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I.- <br />1 <br />TURM)AY9 <br />MARCH 7th 1933. <br />The Board of County Commissioners in and for Indian River County, Florida, met at <br />the Court House in Vero Beach, at 10:00 o'clock A.M.Tuesday, March 7th 1933, with the <br />following members of the Board present: J.J.P.Homilton, Chairman; J.D.Yongue; Wm.E; <br />Feazell; John M. Knight and Edwin A. Helseth. Also present were miles Warren, Clerk, <br />and William Frick, Sheriff. <br />The minutes of the previous meetings were read and approved. <br />Mrs Mary Daniels appeared requesting aid. Mrs Maggie Purvis. also appeared before <br />the Board requesting aid. Each were advised the Board would take their request under <br />consideration. <br />W. G. Woode, Fellsmere, appeared before the Board regarding repairs to certain <br />roads in the Fellsmere district. <br />J. W. McFarland appeared before the Board regarding the purchase of bedding for <br />the County.Jail.. It was ordered that the .Sheriff purchase the necessary bedding of <br />£eft type for the j ail., <br />The Clerk read a letter from the Governor in'which he requested'a 25% reduction <br />in the cost of County government for the year 1933. <br />Commissioner Feazell then offered the following resolution: <br />R E S 0 L U T I 0 X. <br />WHEREAS it i.ebrecognized that beginning with the deflation of real estate values <br />in 1926, the Board of County Commissioners of this County has, each succeeding year, <br />reduced the budget and expenses of this County, materially reducing the same beginning <br />with January 1931,and again making reductions in January 19329 and, <br />MEMREAB, the present Board of County Commissioners has effected some reduction in <br />expenses since January 19339 and, <br />WHEREAS, it is apparent the Sherif, Hon. William Frick will materially reduce the <br />operating expenses and criminal costs in his office for which commendation is now offered, <br />and, <br />WHEREAS, a Rational <br />crisis <br />is <br />now at hand, and <br />it is not <br />only necessary but manda- <br />tory that each and every <br />person <br />in <br />authority curtail <br />expenses, <br />without fear or favor,to <br />the end that further relief be given for a stricken people, <br />THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That the following salaries be reduced or eliminated <br />entirely, effective April lst 1933: <br />OFFICIAL .Salary _ Reduced to: <br />Members of this Board..... , ....$200.00 per year to $160.00 <br />Clerk to this Board........,... 50.00 per mo. to 40.00 <br />'Supervisor of Registration...... 25.00 per mo. to 20.00 <br />Janitor Court House....,....... 25.00 per mo. to 20.00 <br />Judge Juvenile Court.....,.,... 25.00 per mo. to 15.00 <br />Attorney for this Board......... 25.00 per mo to eliminated <br />Road Superintendent.............100.00 per mo to 80.00 <br />Bridge Tenders ................. 75.00 per mo. to 50.00 <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That immediate steps be taken, at this time, to further <br />reduce the amounts paid those receiving Mothers' Pensions and of all those receiving <br />aid and relief.from the General Revenue Fund, and, <br />BE <br />IT FtTRTHER RESOLVED, That <br />no purchase of materials or supplies be made <br />by <br />any <br />official <br />or appointed officer of <br />this Board unless and until written approval <br />has <br />been <br />had by at least one member of this Board, and this Board go on record that no bilis <br />will be honored except such as conform with this regulation. <br />The Chairman ordered that the resolution be tabled for the time being same to be <br />brought up later in the daft. <br />Herman J. Zeueh; Herman Zapf; W.H.Humiston and Dr. H. ' homber addressed the Board <br />on matters of taxation. <br />
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