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-7 <br />65s <br />TCEBDAS, SEPTEMBER 14, 1943 <br />The Board of County Commissioners of Indian River,Gounty met at the Court House in <br />Vero Beach, at 10:00 o'clock A. M. Tuesday, September 14, 19439 in regular adjourned meeting <br />with the following members of the Board present: W. C. Graves, Jr., Chairman: Albert O.Helsetl� <br />P <br />G. E. Barkoskie, Frank C. Vickers and S. E. Glover. Also present were Mm. W. Frick, Sheriff, <br />Charles A. Mitchell, Attorney for the Board, and Douglas Baker, Clerk. Mr. Vii. T. Nettles, <br />District Agent of Agricultural Extension Service, Gainesville, met with the Berard in regard to <br />employing a County Agent. Also present at this meeting were C. G. Wilhoit, Chairman of the <br />County Foreign Labor Camp Committee, A. M. Hill, Jr., J. Hubert Graves and George Cox. <br />Mr. Nettles explained the purpose and program of the Agricultural Extension Service <br />and stated that it was necessary for a County Agent to have an Agricultural Degree, then the <br />applications for the position of County Agent had to be filed with the Extension Service Board <br />in Gainesville. Mr. Nettles further stated that the Extension Service had charge of the <br />personnel and the program insofar as County Agentb.are concerned. However, anyone who might <br />• <br />be selected by the Extension Service for County Agent would require the approval.of the Board <br />of County Commissioners. He also stated that there was a possibility of obtaining a man by <br />the first of October and that it was his desire to obtain a man to fit in and be a leader in <br />agricultural service. <br />The Board agreed to pay the sum of $150.00 per month and to furnish an office and <br />office equipment for a County Agent, also perhaps a small miscellaneous fund for the purpose <br />of telegrams, stationery, etc., with the understanding that said County Agent receive the sum <br />of $142.00 per month from Government sources. The foregoing agreement to be in full force and <br />effect until the further orders of the Board. <br />Application for the position of County Agent was received from Mr. 0. P. Ward of <br />Pero Beach and the application was referred to Mr. A. F. Spencer of Gainesville in view of the: <br />foregoing information as to the procedure of employing and selecting a Oounty Agent. <br />Chairman C. Graves Wilhoit of the Labor Camp Committee, reported that several sites <br />had been offered gratis and the selection of one of these sites was being considered. <br />rCommissioner Barkoskie was instructed to authorize E. E. Carter, County Engineer, <br />to repair.eettaim toads in the Fellsmere area. <br />On motion made by Albert 0. Helseth, seconded by G. E. Barkoskie and unanimously 1l <br />carried, the Board authorized Douglas Baker, Clerk, to invest surplus County Funds, according I, <br />to law, in U. S. Government War Bonds, the type of Bonds to be recommended by Hon. J. Edwin <br />'I Larson, State Treasurer, from the respective funds and amounts as follows, to -wit: <br />Special Road and Bridge District #1, Maintenance Fund - - - - 11000.00 <br />Special Road and Bridge District #4, Maintenance Fund - - - - 39000.00 <br />Vero Bridge District Fund - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 49000.00 <br />Quay Bridge District Fund - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 79000.00 <br />Road and Bridge Fund -------------- - - - - -- 209000.00 <br />Total - - - - - - - - - $359000.00 <br />Commissioner Helseth introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption, to-, <br />wit: <br />WIMMAS, the respective boards and taxing districts being authorized to fix and levy, <br />e taxes upon property situated within Indian giver County, Florida, as provided by law, fixed <br />such tax levies and have certified the same to this Board and'this Board having considered the;l <br />i <br />same and having then found them to be proper, therefore be it resolved that; (� <br />(� To meet the current expenses incidental and necessary to the operation of the Public <br />i <br />Schools of the County, and to pay the salaries of teachers, bus drivers and repair school <br />it '' <br />