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TUESDAY, APRIL 6th 1926. <br />The Board of County Commissioners in and for Indian River County, Florida, met at <br />the Court House in Vero Beach,, on Tuesday, April 6th 1926 at 10:00 o'clock A.M. with <br />the following members of the Board present: John H. Atkin, Chairman; G. A. Braddock; <br />J. W. LaBruce; Donald Forbes and 0. 0. Helseth. Also present were Idles Warren, Clerk <br />and J. W. Knight, Sheriff. <br />The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. <br />The following resolution was unanimously adopted, after a committee of citizens <br />appeared before the Board and presented a tentative plan for the construction of an <br />inland Highway which will open up the back country of Indian River County and the other <br />Counties of the East Coast of Florida. Such committee informed the Board that the Stat <br />Road Department has the construction of such a road under consideration: <br />WHEREAS, it appears that the construction of an inland highway that will open up <br />the back country of Indian River County and the other counties td the North and South <br />of it on the East Coast and that it will tend to relieve the congestion on the present <br />Dixie Highway is a vital need of the State of Florida and a project that will do more <br />to advance the growth of the State than any other one that has been proposed along the <br />line of road construction; <br />THEREFORE be it Resolved that the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River <br />County, Florida, does hereby endorse the construction of an inland highway through this <br />County and does hereby urge the State Road Department tc initiate such a project at the <br />earliest possible time and does hereby go on_ record as pledging its undivided support <br />and co-operation to the State Road Department in successfully consummating the con- <br />struction of this proposed road. <br />BE ITFURTHER resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to each member <br />of the State Road Department. <br />Jas. O. Watson and others representing the Beachland Development Company appeared <br />before the Board and requested refund on building County road from Vero Bridge East and <br />South on the peninsular --such roads being included in the Bond issue of Special Road & <br />Bridge District #4. Itvwas ordered that the County Engineer submit estimates of this <br />work and refund be made this Company on this project. <br />I. F. Stinson appeared in person and gave notice of filing protest on March 6th, <br />1926 against road running on North line of Sec. 20 Tp 31 S R 39 East as entered in the <br />minutes of this Board at page 56. After some discussion and a thorough understanding <br />regarding the matter the protest was withdrawn. <br />t ESOLUTION EMERSON AVENUE ROAD 11/4 MILE SOUTH.. <br />Harry W. Damerow, City Engineer of the City of Vero Beach appeared before the Boa <br />and requested on behalf of said City of Vero Beach that inasmuch as property owners on <br />Emerson Avenue from Osceola Boulevard to a point one-fourth mile South, which is includ d <br />as part of the road system of Special Road & Bridge District No. 4 desire to pave <br />same to a greater width than is proposed in said Road District program, that the County <br />permit the city to construct said road under the supervision of the County Engineer and <br />that the City of Vero Beach be reimbursed by the County for said work to the extent <br />of the appropriation made by the County for the road as described in the system of <br />said :Special Road & Bridge District No. 4. whereupon Commissioner Braddock moved that <br />the request be granted and the appropriation made, which motion upon being put to a vot <br />was unanimously adopted. <br />It was ordered that the County Engineer rothe iJorth Canal Road at Fellsmerea <br />distance of aboutone and three-quarters mile at a cost of approximately 6409.50. <br />