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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1957 <br />The Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County, Florida, met at the <br />Courthouse in Vero Beach, Florida in a regular meeting at 9:00 o'clock A. M., September 3, 11 <br />1957. All members were present. Also present were Sherman N. Smith, Jr., Attorney; Edwin <br />Schmucker, Superintendent of Roads; Douglas Baker, Clerk and Katherine Morrison, Secretary. <br />The Chairman asked if there were any changes or additions to be made to the minutes. <br />Theee being none and upon Motion made by Commissioner W. C. Graves, Jr., seconded by Com- <br />missioner Macdonald and unanimously carried, minutes of August 6th regular meeting were approved <br />as read. <br />Commissioner W. C. Graves, Jr., stated that he had been contacted by Mr. Larry <br />Hamilton and that Mr. Hamilton would like the County Road on the South line of Indian River <br />County be named Hamilton Hoad. This is the road running East and West on the line between S <br />Indian River and St. Lucie County. After some discussion and upon Motion made by Commissioner <br />W. C. Graves, Jr.., seconded by Commissioner Robert Graves and unanimously carried, the Board <br />agreed to name said road Hamilton Road. <br />A Petition was received from Mr. Wm. S. Bjork and 51 other residents and property <br />r <br />owners in Dixie Garden Subdivision, requesting the County Commissioners take such action as <br />may be necessary to correct the cause of existing flooding conditions in said subdivision; <br />and also request that the necessary ditches be installed to provide proper drainage in the <br />future. After considerable discussion in the matter it was decided that the County was under <br />no obligation to put in ditches but that the sanitary condition which might exist should be <br />looked into. Upon Motion made by Commissioner Macdonald, seconded by Commissioner W. C. Graves;, <br />Jr., and carried, Commissioner McCullers was appointed on a committee with Mr..Bob Jennings, <br />Sanitary Engineer to look over the situation in Dixie Gardens and report its findings to the <br />Board. <br />Mr. and Mrs. Vern Whittier appeared before the Board requesting the barricades <br />across the County <br />right of way <br />leading to their <br />property at <br />Blue <br />Cypress Lake be <br />removed. <br />• <br />After considerable <br />discussion <br />in the matter and <br />upon Motion <br />made <br />by Commissioner <br />Macdonald, <br />seconded by Commissioner McCullers and unanimously carried, the Board asked that the County <br />Attorney be directed to advise Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Surrency by letter that it is the position <br />of the County that the old military trail passing in a generally North and South direction <br />extending from the present State Road 60 through Sections 28, 23, 14, 11 and 2. Township 32 <br />South and through Sections 35, 27, 22, 15, 10, 11, 2 and 3, Township 31 South, Range 35 East <br />in Indian River County is a public road established by use and maintenance by the County over <br />a period of many years and that the same has never been abandoned by the County and neither <br />has the County ever authorized any gates, fences or barricades across the same and that any of <br />the same now existing on said road are ordered to be removed not later than September 25, 1957.;1 <br />After siad barricades are removed the Whittiers should contact Ed Schmucker and get <br />the authority to rework and repair said road. <br />
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