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MINUTES 

OF THE 

TRUSTEES 

OF THE 

Internal Improvement 
Fund 

State of Florida 



VOLUME XXXV 



From July 1, 1964 to July 1, 1966 

Published Under Authority of Trustees of Internal 
Improvement Fund 




TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 
1966 



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F. I. u. LIBRARY 
FLORIDA DOCUMENT 

MINUTES 

OF THE 

TRUSTEES 

OF THE 

Internal Improvement 
Fund 

State of Florida 



VOLUME XXXV 



From July 1, 1964 to July 1, 1966 

Published Under Authority of Trustees of Internal 
Improvement Fund 




TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 
1966 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
July 7, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the Governor's Office in the Capitol. 



Present: Farris Bryant 
Ray E. Green 
J. Edwin Larson 
James W. Kynes 
Doyle Conner 



Governor 

Comptroller 

Treasurer 

Attorney General 

Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd 



Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting on June 30, 
1964 were approved as submitted. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1524-43-253.12. Evans Crary on behalf 
of the Outboard Marine Corporation, abutting upland owner, applied 
to purchase a 4.7 acre parcel of submerged land in the St. Lucie 
River in Section 32, Township 37 South, Range 41 East, in the 
City of Stuart, Martin County, landward of the established bulk- 
head line. Staff Appraiser reported a value of $638.30 per acre 
which was rounded out to $3000.00 for the parcel. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
advertisement of the land for objections only. 



BULKHEAD LINES 



PINELLAS 



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COUNTY - Presented to the Trustees for approval was 
County Bulkhead Line Segment No. 9 from the Town of 
to the City of Gulfport in Sections 29 and 30, Township 

, Range 16 East, in Boca Ciega Bay, which was established 

las County Water and Navigation Control Authority on 
13, 1964. Inspection was made by a member of the 

' Staff and approval was recommended of the conservative 

ch followed the existing shore. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
bulkhead line established on February 13, 1964 by Pinellas County 
Water and Navigation Control Authority. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Presented to the Trustees for approval was a 
revised bulkhead line approved by Pinellas County Water and Navi- 
gation Control Authority on August 22, 1963 at the request of the 
City Council of the City of Gulfport. The line was located in 
Sections 33 and 34, Township 31 South, Range 16 East, in Boca 
Ciega Bay. A field inspection was made by Trustees' Staff and 
representative of the Board of Conservation and approval was 
recommended. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
revised bulkhead line established on August 22, 1963 by Pinellas 
County Water and Navigation Control Authority for the City of 
Gulf port. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Presented to the Trustees for approval was a 
bulkhead line in Sections 9, 10, 11 and 15, Township 31 South, 
Range 15 East, in Boca Ciega Bay, established by the Pinellas' 
County Water and Navigation Control Authority on November 14, 
1963 at the request of the City Commission of Madeira Beach. 
Field investigation was conducted by a member of the Trustees' 
Staff and approval was recommended. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
bulkhead line established on November 14, 1963 by the Pinellas 
County Water and Navigation Control Authority for the City of 
Madeira Beach. 



PINELIAS COUNTY - Presented to the Trustees for approval was 
Pinellas County Bulkhead Line Segment No. 8 established on 
December 12, 1963 by Pinellas County Water and Navigation 
Control Authority, located in Snug Harbor and Tampa Bay from 
the North City Limits of St. Petersburg to Gandy Bridge in 
Sections 16, 20, 21 and 22, Township 30 South, Range 17 East. 
The bulkhead line was reviewed and recommended by Pinellas 
County Design Team. Field inspection was made by Trustees' 
Staff and a representative of the Board of Conservation. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
bulkhead line established December 12, 1963 by Pinellas County 
Water and Navigation Control Authority. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Presented to the Trustees for consideration 
was a bulkhead line known as County Bulkhead Line Segment 
No. 7 in Old Tampa Bay at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater 
International Airport which was fixed by the Pinellas County 
Water and Navigation Control Authority on September 12, 1963. 

Provisions of Chapter 253.126 Florida Statutes exempt public 
agencies from requirements of the Bulkhead Act and the Staff 
felt that it would not be in the public interest to approve the 
line. Mr. Kidd said that no bulkhead line was required to fill 
public property for a public purpose and that a bulkhead line 
extending nearly 3000 feet from the airport property might in- 
dicate a future bulkhead line course which the Staff would not 
recommend for private owners. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
declined to approve Segment No. 7 of the County Bulkhead Line 
as fixed by Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority 
on September 12, 1963. 



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PINELLAS COUNTY - Staff recommended rejection of a bulkhead line 
established by Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority on April 11, 1963 pursuant to Resolution of Town Council 
of the Town of Indian Rocks Beach, South Shore. The line was lo- 
cated in the Gulf of Mexico in Sections 13, 24 and 25, Township 
30 South, Range 14 East and Sections 19 and 30, Township 30 South, 
Range 15 East. 

The entire shoreline involved was gulf beach suitable for public 
recreation. In keeping with the policy of the Trustees, Staff 
recommended rejection of the bulkhead line along the beach in 
order to guarantee public rights between high and low water. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Kynes, seconded and adopted, the 
Trustees rejected the bulkhead line fixed by Pinellas County 
Water and Navigation Control Authority on April 11, 1963 on the 
Gulf of Mexico side of the Town of Indian Rocks Beach, South Shore, 



LEASES 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Mrs. Ann S. Kitching of Fort Pierce, Florida, 
applied for a salvage exploration lease covering an area not con- 
flicting with other existing leases, approximately three miles 
square in the Atlantic Ocean near Vero Beach extending from the 
mean low water line eastward to the territorial limits of the 
State of Florida, between 27° 38' 00" North Latitude on the south 
and 27°41'00" North Latitude on the north. Applicant requested 
the privilege of later entering into an exclusive salvage lease 
covering a definite site within the above area. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
one-year non-exclusive lease for annual rental of $100.00 and 
bond in the amount of $500.00. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Claude Davis and Robert Davis of Fort Pierce, 
Florida, applied for an exclusive exploration and salvage lease 
in the following described area: An area, the center of which is 
a point at 80° 17' 06" West Longitude and 27*27*54" North Latitude 
and covering a circle 1000 feet in radius therefrom, being in 
St. Lucie County. The area was distant from an existing exclusive 
lease. 

Staff recommended approval of lease agreement which was prepared 
by the office of the Attorney General. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
one-year exclusive lease agreement prepared by the Attorney General 
for annual rental of $100.00 and bond in the amount of $500.00. 



MISCELLANEOUS 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1527-05-253.129. C. DuBose Ausley, 
attorney for upland owners, Maurice J. Taggart and wife, applied 
for disclaimer covering 0.52 acre parcel of sovereignty land which 
was filled in 1941-1942, lying in the Banana River in Section 28, 
Township 26 South, Range 37 East, Brevard County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of dis- 
claimer under provisions of Section 253.129 Florida Statutes, for 
$10.00 charge. 



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DADE COUNTY - Florida Power and Light Company applied for permit 
to excavate a barge charfneT from Turkey Point in a northeasterly 
direction to the eight-foot contour in Biscayne Bay, and also to 
recover the fill material from the channel for improvement of 
applicant's upland at Turkey Point. The company owned the sub- 
merged lands from the mean high water mark to the three-foot 
contour at mean high water and agreed to pay the standard rate 
for all material recovered beyond the three- foot contour. Appli- 
cant's engineers reported that 260,000 cubic yards of material 
would be recovered from state-owned bottoms and payment in the 
amount of $4,200.00 was tendered. 

Staff recommended approval of a permit to the applicant for the 
work in Sections 27, 28, 33 and 34 in Township 57 South, Range 40 
East, Dade County. Mr. Kidd called attention to the controversial 
area north of the location (Seadade and Islandia Causeway) . He 
said the power company had been requested to remove all excavated 
materials and to deposit no spoil in the Bay, and that a large 
buffer zone was needed for the power plant. 

The rate scale used in sale of dredged material was discussed. 
Governor Bryant suggested that the rates to be charged for 
future sales be reviewed. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
permit to the Florida Power and Light Company for the proposed 
work. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1359-16-253.124. Upon motion adopted 
without objection, the Trustees formally approved fill permit 
issued by the City of Jacksonville to the Florida Publishing 
Company to fill the two parcels of submerged land comprising 
5.67 acres, more or less, in Duval County conveyed by the Trus- 
tees. 



HENDRY COUNTY - On June 30 the Trustees deferred action on 
request from Bolles Drainage District for approval of issuance 
of District Improvement Bonds in the amount of $300,000.00, 
approval by the State Board of Drainage Commissioners being 
required under provisions of Section 298.47 Florida Statutes. 
The office of the Attorney General made an examination of the 
Trustees' responsibility in the matter, and upon receipt of 
memorandum dated July 2, 1964 and recommendation of the Attorney 
General that the Board grant approval, action taken by a majority 
of the members individually was authorized to be recorded in the 
minutes . 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees, acting as the State Board 
of Drainage Commissioners, approved issuance of Bolles Drainage 
District Improvement Bonds in the amount of $300,000.00. 



HIGHLANDS AND OKEECHOBEE COUNTIES - Central and Southern Florida 
Flood Control District applied for (1) perpetual right of way 
easement over a parcel of submerged land in the Kissimmee River 
containing 0.96 acre, more or less, in Township 35 South, Range 
32 East, to be used in conjunction with construction of a tie- 
back levee from Control Structure S-65-C, and (2) a temporary 
spoil easement to expire December 31, 1966 over submerged land 
in the Kissimmee River in Sections 5 and 6, Township 36 South, 
Range 33 East, to be used in construction of Canal C-38, Kissimmee 
River. 

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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted the perpetual 
right of way easement and temporary spoil easement requested by 
Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District over lands in 
Highlands and Okeechobee Counties. 



LEE COUNTY - The Director referred to the statement of policy 
of the Trustees relative to deposit of fill material which was 
recorded in the minutes of May 5, 1964. In the case of the Sun- 
set Realty Corporation it was proposed to fill a part of the 
submerged land purchased in 1956 from the Trustees in Sections 
11 and 12 in Township 43 South, Range 20 East, Lee County, with 
material taken from the right of way of the Intracoastal Water- 
way by the contractor of the United states Engineers. No bulk- 
head line had been established under Section 243.122 Florida 
Statutes and no fill permit issued under Section 253.124. West 
Coast Inland Navigation District was enjoined by Sunset Realty 
Corporation from interfering in any way with the dredging and 
filling operation. On June 9 the Attorney General was authorized 
to intervene on behalf of the Trustees in the suit in the Circuit 
Court of Lee County. Mr. Kynes said the Court denied motion to 
dissolve the injunction and allowed hearing on the merits of the 
case at some later time. Representatives of the Sunset Realty 
Corporation had stated that they were going to start their fill- 
ing operation on the upland, but the Trustees attorney would be 
heard on the merits as it pertained to filling the submerged 
land. 

Mr. A. L. McKnight of the United States Corps of Engineers, ex- 
plaining background of the controversy, said that on the West 
Coast canal project the United States should get spoil areas 
from West Coast Inland Navigation District, a state agency, and 
the area in question was procured long before the contracts were 
let. The cost of depositing spoil there being more than the 
Engineers considered normal, subject area was accepted provided 
the difference in cost was made up by someone else. Sunset 
Realty Corporation paid the District which in turn compensated 
the U. S. Engineers for this additional cost; the necessary legal 
documents were prepared and the area was shown on a contract map. 
After the contract was awarded the Trustees' Staff discovered 
that a bulkhead line under the 1957 Act had never been established. 
Sunset Realty Corporation went to Court and obtained an injunction 
against the West Coast Inland Navigation District which prohibited 
the agency from asking the U. S. Engineers to make any change. 

In summary, Mr. McKnight said that the U. S. Engineers did not 
want to allow work to proceed which was against the law, but if 
the contractor was not allowed to proceed the United States would 
have a claim on its hands from the contractor who would have to 
start laying pipeline next week to be ready to go to work under 
his contract in two or three weeks. The upland was a very small 
area and the contractor would be put to considerable expense in 
diking to prevent spoil encroachment on the submerged bottoms. 
Mr. McKnight said that the agency with whom the United States was 
supposed to deal was enjoined from even discussing change and he 
would like to know how to solve the problem. He pointed out that 
use of the subject area would avoid using open water areas for 
spoil deposit, which the Trustees had taken exception to in the 
past. 

Attorney General Kynes said that it was found in the Broward 
County case that there was a weakness in the law, but in that 
instance filling had already been done. He suggested that the 
Board allow his office to review the problem with Mr. McKnight 
and Mr. Kidd. 



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Upon motion by Comptroller Green, seconded and adopted, the 
Trustees referred the matter to the Attorney General for review 
and recommendation. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - The Director briefly reviewed a proposal 
by Talisman Sugar Corporation to exchange its ownership in Section 
13, Township 46 South, Range 35 East, for Section 26, Township 46 
South, Range 35 East, lying east of the Miami Canal, and also a 
proposal regarding land owned by the State Board of Education. 

The Trustees indicated favorable consideration would be given 
upon formal presentation of the exchange application and appraisal 
of the land. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - City of Sarasota applied for State Permit for 
construction of mooring piers and appurtenant structures within 
the area encompassed by the Island Park and Marina project for 
which submerged land was dedicated under Trustees' File No. 
1344-58-253.12. The purpose of the piers was to provide moor- 
ing space for private yachts and commercial sports fishermen 
operating from the existing municipal pier. Processing fee of 
$100.00 was tendered. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of State Permit for the commercial dock facilities, 
permit to cover also existing municipal docks within the Island 
Park and Marina area. 



WAKULLA COUNTY - The Florida Board of Conservation recommended 
approval of State Permit for construction of two artificial reefs 
by the Wakulla County Development Commission in the Gulf of Mexico 
37,333 feet offshore from Wakulla Beach at a depth of 13 feet, 
and 76,666 feet offshore from Wakulla Beach at a depth of 28 feet. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
Artificial Reef Permit for the usual $50.00 charge. 



CROSS-FLORIDA BARGE CANAL - Trustees' Funds. In accordance with 
instructions of the Trustees on March 10, 1964, the Staff appraised 
those lands in Marion County owned by the Canal Authority which 
were declared surplus to the Project, and the appraised value 
(rounded out) was reported as $1,500,000.00. The Staff recom- 
mended modification of the March commitment and that eighty per 
cent of the amount, or $1,200,000.00, be the maximum amount 
which the Trustees would loan under the arrangement described 
by Governor Bryant and other members as an established line of 
credit for the purpose of purchasing additional assets and rights 
of way and not to be expended for expenses. The lands considered 
surplus, approximately 9000 acres, would be held by the Trustees 
as security and millage paid by the canal counties would provide 
the Canal Authority with the funds required to purchase rights 
of way and to repay the Trustees. 

Comptroller Green said that he had thoroughly reviewed with the 
Director the financial position and commitments of the Trustees, 
and that the loan to the Canal Authority would be advanced as 
needed. 



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Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized the Attorney General to draw up the necessary formal 
document to conclude the credit or loan agreement up to the 
maximum amount of $1,200,000.00 to the Canal Authority of the 
State of Florida. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
approved Report No. 853 listing 26 regular bids for sale of lands 
in Columbia and Putnam Counties under provisions of the Murphy 
Act, and authorized execution of deeds pertaining thereto. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Upon motion adopted without objection, the 
Trustees authorized issuance of refund in the amount of $10.00 
to Thomas L. Henderson, applicant for release of state road right 
of way reservation contained in Brevard County Murphy Act Deed 
No. 1279, which release the State Road Department did not recommend. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




GOVERNOR 



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SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
July 14, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the Governor's Office in the Capitol. 



Present; 



Farris Bryant 
James W. Kynes 
Doyle Conner 



Governor 

Attorney General 
Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting on July 7, 
1964, were approved as submitted. 



LAND SALES 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1511-31-253.12. On June 2, 1964 
the Trustees considered offer of $200.00 per acre, approved by 
Staff Appraiser, from Elizabeth S. Halliburton, et al, abutting 
upland owners, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the 
Indian River in Section 33, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, 



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Indian River County, lying westerly of and across the right of 
way of State Road A-l-A within the extended boundaries of Lots 
27 to 30 inclusive of Ambersand Beach Subdivision No. 1 as 
recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 8-A, Public Records of Indian 
River County, containing 3.81 acres, more or less, landward of 
the established bulkhead line. Notice of sale was published in 
the Press Journal, Vero Beach, Florida, proof of publication 
filed and no protest received. Central and Southern Florida 
Flood Control District waived objection to the sale. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel of submerged land to the applicants at the 
price offered. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1462-43-253.12. On June 2, 1964 the 
Trustees considered application from Arthur M. Dehon, abutting 
upland owner, who offered the appraised price of $1750.00 per 
acre for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the St. Lucie 
River in Section 32, Township 37 South, Range 41 East, contain- 
ing 2.48 acres, more or less, in the City of Stuart in Martin 
County landward of the established bulkhead line. Notice of 
sale was published in the Stuart News and proof of publication 
filed in the Trustees' office. A protest filed by the Izaak 
Walton League was withdrawn before the sale date. Central and 
Southern Florida Flood Control District waived objection to the 
sale. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel of submerged land to the riparian upland 
owner at the appraised price. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1509-44-253.12. On June 2, 1964 the 
Trustees considered application from Virgil W. Filer, abutting 
upland owner, who offered $300.00 per acre, the price approved 
by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in the Straits of Florida in Section 14, Township 62 South, 
Range 38 East, containing 0.34 acre, more or less, at Key Largo 
in Monroe County. Notice of sale was published in the Key West 
Citizen, proof of publication filed and no protest was received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel of submerged land to the riparian upland owner 
at the appraised price. 



APPLICATIONS FOR LAND 

DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1525-16-253.12. Sack and Sack on behalf 
of W. B. Copeland and wife, abutting upland owners, offered the 
value reported by Staff Appraiser, $1950.00 per acre, for pur- 
chase of a parcel of submerged land in the St. Johns River in 
Section 17 and 18, Township 2 South, Range 27 East, containing 
3.13 acres in the City of Jacksonville, Duval County, landward 
of the established bulkhead line. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
of the land for objections only. 



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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1440-31-253.12. Lloyd and Associ- 
ates on behalf of Arthur W. Klinkner, the abutting upland owner, 
offered the appraised price of $467.00 per acre for a parcel of 
submerged land in the Indian River in Section 25, Township 30 
South, Range 38 East, containing 0.243 acre, more or less, land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line in Indian River County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
of the parcel for objections only. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1528-44-252.12. G. A. Crawshaw on 
behalf of Leroy Chambers and wife, abutting upland owners, 
offered $300.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, 
for 0.5 acre parcel of submerged land in the Straits of Florida 
in Section 8, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, at Plantation 
Key in Monroe County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
of the parcel for objections only. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Talisman Sugar Corporation submitted a pro- 
posal to exchange its ownership in Section 13, Township 46 South, 
Range 35 East, consisting of 590 acres in Palm Beach County, for 
all that part of Section 26, Township 46 South, Range 35 East 
estimated at 593.75 acres in said county lying east of Levee 
L-23 (Miami Canal) owned by the Trustees. Acquisition of Section 
13 which was contiguous to Sections 14 and 24 would offer the ad- 
vantage of blocking up ownership of the Trustees. Commissioner 
Conner expressed concern about the parcels in Section 13 not 
owned by the applicant and noted that Section 26 was more favor- 
ably located as to drainage. Staff recommended that (1) the 
applicant be asked to furnish complete abstract of title and 
release of any existing encumbrances for examination and approval 
by the Attorney General, (2) the applicant be requested to furnish 
survey of the two sections, (3) Staff appraisal of both sections 
be made, and (4) exchange of oil and mineral interests in the two 
tracts be worked out. 

The Trustees expressed interest in the exchange proposal subject 
to survey, appraisal and other information being secured as 
recommended by the Staff, and evaluation and report being 
presented for consideration at a later meeting. 



LEASES 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Talisman Sugar Corporation applied for 10-year 
agricultural lease with two 5-year renewal options covering Section 
36, Township 46 South, Range 35 East, containing 640 acres in Palm 
Beach County. Annual rental of $2.50 per acre was offered for the 
first and second years, $5.00 per acre for third and fourth years, 
$10.00 per acre for fifth and sixth years, $25.00 per acre for 
seventh and eighth years, $25.75 per acre for ninth and tenth 
years, being an average rental of $13.65 per acre per year. 
Permanent improvements consisting of drainage and roads were 
guaranteed in the amount of $34,174.34 by the end of the second 
year of the lease. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Kynes, the Trustees authorized ad- 
vertisement for competitive bids for lease with the rental offered 
by Talisman Sugar Corporation as minimum or starting bid. 



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COLLIER COUNTY - F. H. Robinson of Goodland, Florida, applied for 
three-year campsite lease on a shoal area in the Gulf of Mexico 
at 25°51'58" North Latitude and 81°37'57" West Longitude, con- 
taining 1.5 acres about 1.3 nautical miles south of Coon Key in 
Collier County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
lease for campsite purposes only at $7 5.00 per year, with pro- 
vision for cancellation upon 120 days' written notice. 



MISCELLANEOUS 



COLLIER COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved fill permit issued by the Board of County Commissioners 
of Collier County to Robert M. Carrier, Jr., under provisions of 
Section 253.124 Florida Statutes, to fill the 1.87 acre parcel 
of submerged land conveyed to Marco Development Corporation, 
predecessor in title, under Trustees' File No. 542-11-253.12. 



HENDRY COUNTY - Following the last meeting, the Trustees' Director 
circulated memorandum regarding the issuance of Bolles Drainage 
District Improvement Bonds and approval by a majority of the 
members was authorized to be recorded in the minutes of July 7, 
1964. Formal reconfirmation was requested on this date. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees as the State Board of 
Drainage Commissioners reconfirmed approval of issuance of Bolles 
Drainage District Improvement Bonds in the amount of $300,000.00. 



LEE COUNTY - Attorney General Kynes and Mr. Robert Parker dis- 
cussed litigation brought by Sunset Realty Corporation in which 
the Attorney General was authorized to intervene on behalf of the 
Trustees, which was considered by the Trustees at the last meet- 
ing. Hearing on the merits of the case was scheduled by the 
Circuit Court of Lee County on August 11, 1964. It was reported 
that the United States Army Corps of Engineers was attempting to 
work out a delay with the contractor, and that the West Coast 
Inland Navigation District was seeking legal advice as to its 
authority to refund to Sunset Realty Corporation the sum paid 
to get spoil deposited on the firm's submerged land. 

No action was taken by the Trustees. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - George Walther, Jr. applied for permit to 
remove approximately 2000 cubic yards of fill material for im- 
provement of his upland and navigation channel at Siesta Key 
in Little Sarasota Bay. Florida Board of Conservation and the 
Sarasota County Water and Navigation Control Authority approved 
the application for which United States Corps of Engineers per- 
mit was pending. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
issuance of permit for the work upon payment of $100.00 for the 
material. 



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COASTAL STRUCTURES PERMITS - Trustees' Policy. The Director 
said that an administrative system of processing had been 
suggested whereunder it would not be necessary for the Trus- 
tees to approve permits for solid-type coastal structures 
such as groins and jetties, regulation of which was given 
by 1963 Legislative Act to the Division of Beaches and Shores 
of the Florida Board of Conservation. Mr. Kidd expressed the 
opinion that the Trustees should not absolve themselves of 
their trust function and should have opportunity to review 
and retain discretionary authority over structures on state 
sovereignty lands. 

The Director recommended that applications for coastal structures 
approved and permits prepared by the Division of Beaches and 
Shores be presented to the Trustees for approval in regular meet- 
ing, and that the permits require execution only by the Governor 
as Chairman of the Trustees, and the Director. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees adopted as 
policy the recommendations of the Director. 



MEAN HIGH WATER COMMITTEE - Mr. Kidd reported briefly on the 
progress and meeting plans of the group appointed to serve on 
a technical committee to investigate the problem of determining 
and locating the line of mean high water under approval of the 
Trustees on March 31, 1964. The committee met with representa- 
tives of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey which had 
the primary responsibility at the federal level. 

Trustees' Director and Chief Engineer William R. Kidd serves as 
chairman of the committee composed of Messrs. Jon S. Beazley, 
E. E. Carter, Carl Johnson and W. Turner Wallis, engineers and 
surveyors; Dean Frank E. Maloney of the University of Florida 
College of Law and Messrs. Adrian s. Bacon and Assistant Attorney 
General Robert C. Parker, attorneys. 

The information was accepted and no action taken. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - The Director requested authority to purchase 
for the Florida Geological Survey of the Department of Conservation 
a diamond drill bit at a cost not to exceed $800.00, to become the 
property of the Geological Survey. Under a cooperative arrangement 
the Geological Survey was assisting the Trustees with mineral ex- 
ploration in connection with a land appraisal. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Kynes, duly adopted, the Trustees 
authorized expenditure of Trustees' funds not to exceed $800.00 
for the purpose requested. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Equipment. Without objection, the Trustees 
authorized purchase, for use in the Land Office, of one Stenocord 
Model 270 Dictator and one Stenocord Model 260 Transcriber with 
accessories at a cost of $568.20 net from Lanier Systems Company 
of Florida. 



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SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report No. 854 
listing three regular bids for sale of land under the Murphy 
Act in Jefferson, Hillsborough and Volusia Counties, and 
authorized execution of deeds pertaining thereto. 



COLUMBIA COUNTY - Harry D. Christie and wife offered $800.00 
for conveyance under the Hardship Act of a tract of land certi- 
fied to the State of Florida under tax sale Part Certificate 
Nos. 322 of August 7, 1899 and 203 of July 1, 1901 described 
as the W^ of NW% of Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 18 East, 
80 acres in Columbia County. The taxes were paid on the land 
for all of the years since 1934 with the exception of the year 
1935 for which no certificate was issued, and application com- 
plied with provisions of Section 192.381 Florida Statutes. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized conveyance 
of the land applied for under Chapter 28317, Acts of 1953, for 
the price offered. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting adjourned. 



ATTEST 



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GOVERNOR 



SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
July 21, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the Governor's Office in the Capitol. 



Present: 



Far r is Bryant 
Ray E. Green 
J. Edwin Larson 
James W. Kynes 



Governor 
Comptroller 
Treasurer 
Attorney General 



William R. Kidd 



Director and Chief Engineer 



ORANGE COUNTY - The law firm of Rush, Reed and Marshall on behalf 
of Ada Wright, the record owner of Lots 27 to 34 inclusive. Block 
"A" of Venetian Gardens, Plat Book "L", page 25, applied for deed 
to said lots containing a total of 0.9 acres lying lakeward of the 
original ordinary high water mark of Lake Conway in Orange County. 
The Director recommended sale in accordance with recommendation 
made in meeting on May 28, 1952 by the special committee of Trus- 
tees appointed to look into Lake Conway matters. The committee 
recommended issuance of deeds to perfect title in the record 
owner of those lots or parts of lots that were laid out on lands 



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pumped up or otherwise artificially reclaimed, lying lakeward 
of the original ordinary high water mark of Lake Conway. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved issuance of 
deed to the applicant for $450.00, being at the rate of $500.00 
per acre, the present established price for reclaimed Lake Con- 
way land. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1519-50-253.36. Hutcheon Engineers 
on behalf of George L. Geraghty, the abutting upland owner, 
offered the appraised price of $700.00 per acre for a parcel of 
reclaimed lake bottom land in Lake Okeechobee in Section 23, 
Township 42 South, Range 36 East, in Palm Beach County, between 
a platted lot and the right of way for Okeechobee Levee. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale to the 
applicant at the appraised price without advertisement, in 
accordance with the policy for sale of reclaimed lake bottoms. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1532-31-253.12. S. P. Musick on 
behalf of Merilda M. Peckham, the abutting upland owner, offered 
the appraised price of $200.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged 
land in the Indian River in Section 28, Township 30 South, Range 
39 East, containing 10.806 acres landward of the established bulk- 
head line in Indian River County. The land was in the Ambersand 
Beach area where a number of other sales had been made. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
of the land for objections only. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1519-44-253.12. G. A. Crawshaw on be- 
half of John J. Fritz et al, abutting upland owners, offered 
$425.00 per acre, price approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a 
parcel of submerged land in the Straits of Florida in Section 34, 
Township 62 South, Range 38 East, containing 0.46 acre at Key 
Largo in Monroe County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
of the land for objections only. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Talisman Sugar Corporation requested adver- 
tisement of Section 24, Township 46 South, Range 35 East, 640 
acres, for competitive bids for ten-year agricultural lease on 
the same terms and conditions proposed on July 14 for advertise- 
ment of Section 36, Township 46 South, Range 35 East. The corpo- 
ration offered as base bid annual rental of $2.50 per acre for the 
first and second years, $5.00 per acre for third and fourth years, 
$10.00 per acre for fifth and sixth years, $25.00 per acre for 
seventh and eighth years and $25.75 per acre for ninth and tenth 
years, being an average of $13.65 per acre per year. Rental for 
two five-year optional renewal periods would be based on re- 
evaluation of the land during the tenth and fifteenth years of 
the lease. Permanent improvements in the amount of $34,174.34 
would be guaranteed by the end of the second year under the pro- 
posed lease. 



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Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized Section 24 to be advertised with Section 36 for com- 
petitive bids for agricultural lease with the rental offered by 
Talisman Sugar Corporation as minimum or base bid. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Presented to the Trustees for approval was a 
bulkhead line established by the Board of County Commissioners 
of Brevard County by Resolution adopted November 8, 1962. The 
bulkhead line on the east side of Milford Point, Merritt Island, 
in the Banana River in Sections 30 and 31, Township 24 South, 
Range 37 East, provided a minimum lot depth of 150 feet on the 
east side of Milford Drive for adequate residential development. 
The Trustees noted on the bulkhead line map submitted by the 
county that the bulkhead line conformed generally to the shore- 
line of the Banana River. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
bulkhead line established November 8, 1962 by Brevard County. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - Staff recommended approval of a bulkhead line 
established by Sarasota County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority by Resolution adopted March 19, 1964. The bulkhead 
line on the west side of Casey Key in Blackburn Bay in Section 
27, Township 38 South, Range 18 East, extended from an existing 
seawall on the north in a southerly direction 270 feet to another 
seawall. The line straightened the existing shore line and elimi- 
nated a pocket area. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Kynes, duly adopted, the Trustees 
formally approved the bulkhead line established March 19, 1964 
by the Sarasota County Water and Navigation Control Authority. 



BULKHEAD LINES MANUAL - Mr. Kidd discussed an information booklet 
prepared by the Trustees ' office with suggestions by the office 
of the Attorney General titled "Manual for Establishing Bulkhead 
Lines in Accordance with Section 253.12, Florida Statutes," draft 
of which was referred to each member for criticism and comments. 
He said that the manual which incorporates the policy and think- 
ing of the Trustees with regard to the Bulkhead Act, conservation 
and development of submerged lands, would be useful to coastal 
towns and counties, professional engineers operating in those 
areas, regional planning groups and others to whom the Trustees 
looked for initiating the establishment of bulkhead lines. 

Governor Bryant suggested provision be made for adding information 
or modifications which might result from legislation or rulings 
of the Attorney General. 

The consensus of the Trustees was that the bulkhead manual would 
be very useful and should be distributed as recommended by the 
Director who was authorized to have the booklet reproduced by a 
suitable method to serve the purpose. 



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COMMERCIAL DOCK PERMITS - Trustees' Policy. Mr. Kidd discussed 
commercial dock permits issued by the Trustees' office which 
currently were prepared for execution by the entire Board. He 
recommended execution of the permits only by the Governor as 
Chairman of the Board and by the Director attesting to approval 
by the Trustees in regular meeting. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Kynes and adopted, the 
Trustees adopted as policy the recommendation of the Director 
that commercial dock permits be executed by the Governor as 
Chairman and by the Director. 



BROWARD COUNTY - The Florida Inland Navigation District on behalf 
of the United States of America applied for permanent beach dis- 
posal easements on the sovereignty lands seaward of the mean high 
water line within the extension of the rights of way of Northeast 
10th Street and Northeast 16th Street in the City of Pompano Beach 
in Sections 29 and 32, Township 48 South, Range 43 East. The city 
granted to the United States permanent easement along said streets 
landward of the mean high water line for the proposed work which 
was expected to result in deposit of the material on the beaches 
in the area where there was erosion and beach nourishment would 
be helpful. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of the 
permanent easements requested by the Florida Inland Navigation 
District. 



CITRUS COUNTY - The Canal Authority of the State of Florida made 
application for perpetual right of way easement, perpetual spoil 
easements, perpetual pipe line easements and temporary spoil 
easements over the submerged bottoms of the Gulf of Mexico in 
Townships 17 and 18 South, Ranges 14, 15 and 16 East, Citrus 
County, needed for construction of the Cross-Florida Barge 
Canal Project. The temporary spoil easement was requested to 
terminate July 1, 1968. 

The Director explained that the spoil areas were planned in such 
a manner that the Trustees after approximately four years would 
have unencumbered title to the spoil islands which might be used 
for recreation or other purposes and if channel maintenance was 
necessary the pipe line easements would permit additional filling 
of an adjacent area at the back thereby increasing the size of 
the spoil islands. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
easements as requested by the Canal Authority of the State of 
Florida. 



DADE COUNTY - Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees 
formally approved fill permit to Conwal, Incorporated, issued by 
the City of Miami by Resolution No. 35867 dated July 15, 1964 
under provisions of Section 253.124, Florida Statutes, to fill 
0.6 acre parcel of submerged land in Biscayne Bay in Section 18, 
Township 53 South, Range 48 East conveyed by the Trustees in 
Deed No. 19067A dated February 1, 1949. 



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LEON COUNTY - The State Road Department requested dedication of 
a small parcel in Lot 24 of Long Grove Addition to Tallahassee, 
Leon County, for widening State Road No. 63 Section 55010-2502. 
The parcel was required for public street purposes, in addition 
to a small parcel in the northeast corner of said Lot 24 dedi- 
cated by the Trustees on November 6, 1962. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
dedication of the parcel to the State Road Department for public 
street purposes. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Jupiter Island Club of Jupiter Island, Florida, 
the upland owner for five miles of shore line along the Indian 
River in Martin County, applied for relocation of an existing 
commercial dock in the Indian River. The structure would not 
adversely affect public or private rights. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
commercial dock permit for the usual $100.00 fee. 



OKEECHOBEE COUNTY - On November 5, 1963 the Trustees granted to 
Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District easement 
for right of way to enlarge Levee L-D4 over reclaimed lake 
bottom land in Lake Okeechobee in Sections 3 and 4, Township 
38 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County. The District re- 
quested easement over an additional 1.10 acres abutting the 
parcels in the previous easement. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
easement to Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District 
as requested. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Without objection, the Trustees approved 
issuance of refund in the amount of $10.00 to Wood, Cobb, 
Robinson, Falcon and Letts, applicants who submitted duplicate 
fee which was inadvertently deposited for release of oil, 
mineral and canal reservations contained in Trustees Deed No. 
17337B, Palm Beach County. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - Staff recommended acceptance of the amount 
of $172.00 from Arvida Corporation for additional fill material 
from the bottoms of New Pass in Section 22, Township 36 South, 
Range 17 East, Sarasota County. On January 7, 1964 the Trustees 
approved removal of 125,000 cubic yards of fill material and on 
April 13, 1964 letter type permit was written granting permission 
for removal of another 17,200 cubic yards after it was determined 
that the additional depth would have no further appreciable effect 
on the marine resources . 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
acceptance of check for $172.00 from the firm for the additional 
fill material based on standard rates. 



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FLORIDA BOUNDARIES 

Attorney General Kynes advised that his office was reviewing 
certain legal questions which related to the establishment of 
the offshore boundaries of the State of Florida and that steps 
would be taken to conclude with the appropriate United States 
agencies, including Congressional action if this was deemed 
necessary, an understanding with respect to the location of 
these offshore boundaries. Particular reference was made to 
the difficulties in arriving at the boundary in the Dry Tortugas 
archipelago area and the return back toward the mainland. 

The Trustees accepted the information and no action was taken. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



ATTES 



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GOVERNOR 



SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
July 28, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the Governor's Office in the Capitol. 



Present: Farris Bryant 

J. Edwin Larson 
James W. Kynes 
Doyle Conner 



Governor 
Treasurer 
Attorney General 
Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd 



Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the minutes of 
the meetings of July 14 and 21, 1964, as submitted. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1483-16-253.12. On June 9, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from William C. Bostwick, 
abutting upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land containing 6.33 acres, more or less, in Drummond Creek 
in unsurveyed Sections 20 and 21, Township 1 South, Range 27 
East, landward of the established bulkhead line in Duval County. 
Notice of sale was published in the Florida Times Union, proof 
of publication filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, unanimously adopted, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised land to the applicant at the 
appraised price, $250.00 per acre. 



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DUVAL COUNTY - Fine No. 1503-16-253.12. On June 9, 1964, the 
Trustees authorized advertisement for objections only upon 
application by M & M Terminal Warehouse Company, abutting up- 
land owner, for purchase of submerged land in the St. Johns 
River containing 25.1 acres, more or less, in Section 23, 
Township 1 South, Range 27 East, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Duval County. Notice of sale was published 
in the Florida Times Union and proof of publication filed. 

Hugo Mark, Cleveland Miller and other owners of property 
zoned residential protested increasing commercialism adjacent 
to their property, the deeds to which contained restrictions 
limiting use to residential until 1977. C. W. Bostwick pro- 
tested the angle of projection of property lines out to the 
bulkhead line, and on behalf of Hans Vige, W. P. Handlee and 
Mr. Miller he further discussed objections to the sale of the 
subject land and also the adjacent submerged parcel applied 
for by ZAB Ventures . 

The applicant's upland was zoned industrial and Gardner T. 
Gillette, Secretary-Treasurer of the M & M Terminal Ware- 
house Company, said that improved facilities were planned 
for a major steamship terminal and that the ZAB firm, being 
friendly ownership, applied to purchase not for filling but 
in order that engineering could be planned to provide pro- 
tective bulkheading, revetments or space requirements in 
connection with shipping facilities at the M & M site. 
Speaking for both firms, Mr. Gillette said they desired 
to be good neighbors to the residents but could not re- 
linquish legal rights. 

Mr. Kidd explained the situation fully, indicating on maps 
the bulkhead lines and various properties mentioned. He 
said there was no buffer zone between property zoned resi- 
dential and commercial which caused problems. As for the 
protest based on projection of property lines from shore, he 
and the members considered the policy followed to be fair and 
equitable. 

The Trustees considered that conditions pertaining to sale of 
submerged land to the M & M and the ZAB companies were different 
as the upland of the first was zoned for the desired use and the 
trend of development on the river was to industry. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
overruled the objections and confirmed sale of the advertised 
25.1 acres, more or less, to M & M Terminal Warehouse Company 
at the appraised price, $250.00 per acre. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1504-16-253.12. On June 9, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from ZAB Ventures, abutting 
upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
appraised at $250.00 per acre in the St. Johns River in Section 
23, Township 1 South, Range 27 East, containing 5.52 acres land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line in Duval County. Notice 
of sale was published in the Florida Times Union and proof of 
publication was filed. 

Rosemary W. Furman and Herbert Furman protested encroachment of 
industry and possible increase of damage from erosion caused 
mainly by backwash from ships. Their residential property 
fronted on the main channel of the St. Johns River and the 



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Staff felt that at the time the ZAB company did apply for fill 
permit the erosion situation should be considered by the local 
authority. 

Cleveland Miller, residential property owner, filed objections. 
Also, C. W. Bostwick on behalf of Hans Vige, W. P. Handlee and 
Mr. Miller, three owners immediately south of the application 
parcel, protested the sale. He requested deferment until a 
reasonable and equitable solution was worked out to protect 
adjacent owners whose deeds contained restrictions limiting 
use to residential until 1977. 

Gardner T. Gillette explained that as a firm friendly to M & M 
Terminal Warehouse Company, ZAB Ventures desired to purchase 
submerged land riparian to its upland to provide protective 
bulkheading or revetments . 

Director Kidd and Jack Buford of the Trustees' Staff dis- 
cussed their field examinations and recommended in favor of 
the sale to enable the firm to have engineering done to mini- 
mize eddying and erosion probxems and to protect upland property 
along the shore . 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
deferred action and scheduled further consideration of the 
ZAB Ventures application for the second meeting in September. 



INDIAN RIVER - File No. 1514-31-253.12. On June 9, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from H. L. Clark, Jr., abutting 
upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the 
Indian River in Section 33, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, 
containing 1.7 56 acres, more or less, lying westerly of and 
abutting Lots 18 and 19 of Ambersand Beach Subdivision No. 1, 
landward of the bulkhead line in Indian River County. The 
land was advertised for objections only in the Press- Journal, 
Vero Beach, Florida, proof of publication was filed and no 
protest to the sale received. Central and Southern Florida 
Flood Control District waived objection. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised land to the applicant at the appraised price, 
$200.00 per acre. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1495-43-253.12. On June 9, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from Louis L. Delano, abutting 
upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the 
Indian River lying easterly of and abutting uplands in the 
Hanson Grant in Township 38 South, Range 42 East, containing 
2.97 acres, more or less, in the Town of Sewall's Point land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line. The parcel was adver- 
tised for objections only in the Stuart News, proof of publi- 
cation filed. Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District waived objection. 

Objections from Martin County Audubon Society and Izaak Walton 
League concerned mainly the area for dredging and possibility 
of damage to fish breeding shallows in the river. The Director 
suggested possible locations practical for the dredge area 
which might be considered at the local level in connection with 
issuance of fill permit. The Trustees had previously sold land 
to the south of the application parcel. 



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Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
overruled objections and confirmed sale to the applicant at 
$302.48 per acre, the appraised price. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1539-05-253.12. J. Lewis Hall, Jr. 
on behalf of Kenneth A. E. Albury, abutting upland owner, 
offered $750.00 per acre, the appraised value, for purchase 
of a parcel of submerged land in the Banana River in Section 
27, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, containing 17.94 acres 
landward of the established bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the land 
advertised for objections only. 



DADE COUNTY - File No. 1290-13-253.12. Thomas McE. Johnston 
on behalf of Joseph Arias and wife, abutting upland owner, 
offered $300.00 per acre, the price approved by Staff Appraiser, 
for a parcel of submerged land in Biscayne Bay in Section 7, 
Township 57 South, Range 42 East, containing 15.0 acres at 
Elliott Key in the City of Islandia landward of the established 
bulkhead line. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the land ad- 
vertised for objections only. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1535-44-253.12. G. A. Crawshaw on 
behalf of Whitney B. Atwood, abutting upland owner, offered 
$425.00 per acre, the price approved by Staff Appraiser, for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of Florida 
in Section 11, Township 64 South, Range 36 East, containing 
8.0 acres at Lower Matecumbe Key in Monroe County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the land 
advertised for objections only. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1488-50-253.12. Brockway, Weber 
and Brockway on behalf of Charles D. Batson applied for dis- 
claimer under Section 253.129 Florida Statutes, to a parcel 
of submerged land in Lake Worth filled prior to June 11, 
1957, containing 0.57 acre, more or less, in Section 34, 
Township 43 South, Range 43 East, in the City of West 
Palm Beach. 

Also, application was made to purchase a parcel of submerged 
land containing 0.63 5 acre in said Section 34 in Lake Worth 
easterly of and abutting the parcel for which disclaimer was 
requested, lying within the established bulkhead line in the 
City of West Palm Beach. The submerged land was appraised 
at $1209.13 per acre. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of disclaimer covering the filled parcel for $10.00 
handling charge and approved advertisement of the 0.635 acre 
parcel for objections only. 



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PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1489-50-253.12. Brockway, Weber 
and Brockway on behalf of Trevor Booth applied for disclaimer 
under Section 253.129 Florida Statutes, to a parcel of sub- 
merged land filled prior to June 11, 1957, containing 0.353 
acre, more or less, in Lake Worth in Section 34, Township 43 
South, Range 43 East, in the City of West Palm Beach. 

Also, application was made to purchase a parcel of submerged 
land containing 0.453 acre in said Section 34 in Lake Worth 
easterly of and abutting the parcel for which disclaimer was 
requested, lying within the established bulkhead line in the 
City of West Palm Beach. The submerged land was appraised at 
$1209.13 per acre. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of disclaimer covering the filled parcel for $10.00 
handling charge and approved advertisement of the 0.453 acre 
parcel for objections only. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Presented to the Trustees for formal approval 
were bulkhead lines in Township 25 South, Range 37 East, in the 
Banana River established by the City of Cocoa Beach after a 
number of local public hearings. On a large map the Director 
pointed out previously approved bulkhead lines, bulkhead lines 
under consideration on this date and certain land in city owner- 
ship for which bulkhead lines had not been fixed. Calling 
attention to objections which had been filed at the local hear- 
ing from property owners concerned about a navigation channel, 
Mr. Kidd said that the city might protect the owners by requir- 
ing the developer to maintain the channel. 

Those present from the City of Cocoa Beach included Mayor- 
Commissioner Robert P. Murkshe, Commissioner Jack Moline, Mr. 
Rothschild and Jerry Singer, City Manager. Mr. Singer said that 
the principal protests at the public hearings concerned the view 
and channel. Objections were filed by owners in the Town of 
Snug Harbor. Mr. Singer said it was the intention of the city 
to provide for the channel. 

The City of Cocoa Beach requested approval of the following: 

(1) Bulkhead lines established in Section 15, Township 25 
South, Range 37 East, by City Commission Resolution 
dated October 18, 1962 for property of applicant Gus 
C. Edwards, which lines were approved by Resolution 
of the Brevard County Commission dated November 21, 
1962; 

(2) Bulkhead lines established by City Commission Resolution 
dated February 6, 1964, for property of applicants 
Crawford Homebuilders of Florida, Inc., being interior 
and exterior bulkhead lines in the Banana River in 
Section 15, Township 25 South, Range 37 East; 

(3) Bulkhead lines established by City Commission Resolution 
adopted March 12, 1964, for applicants Universal Sales 
Corporation and J. Louis Reynolds, in Sections 15 and 
22, Township 25 South, Range 37 East, and also un- 
surveyed lands lying between said sections and the 
channel of the Banana River, being interior and ex- 
terior bulkhead lines. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
bulkhead lines established by the City of Cocoa Beach on 
October 19, 1962, February 6, 1964 and March 12, 1964. The 
Trustees indicated that it was their desire that the navigation 
channel into Snug Harbor be maintained and the Staff was in- 
structed to see that the development did not preclude the 
owners from exercising their riparian rights. 



DIXIE AND TAYLOR COUNTIES - E. J. O'Donnell of Tampa applied 
for a salvage exploration lease covering an area of submerged 
land in the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Steinhatchee 
River, 1^ miles wide and extending into the Gulf of Mexico 
2*2 miles, more or less, and a portion of the Steinhatchee 
River extending approximately 2 miles upstream from its 
mouth. Applicant asked for the privilege of entering into 
an exclusive salvage lease later covering one or more definite 
sites within the above area which did not conflict with other 
existing leases. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance 
of non-exclusive one-year lease for annual rental of $100.00 
and bond in the amount of $500.00. 



BREVARD COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Brevard 
County, by Resolution adopted July 9, 1964, requested that a 
parcel of submerged land in Newfound Harbor in front of part 
of Government Lots 2 and 3 in Section 1, Township 25 South, 
Range 36 East, on the east side of Merritt Island, be dedi- 
cated to Brevard County for the expansion of the Central 
Brevard Airport. The existing bulkhead line along the sub- 
ject shoreline was one foot offshore. The county owned the 
upland in Government Lot 2 and the upland in Government Lot 3 
was a dedicated public park. 

Governor Bryant said it was too bad that the runway had to ex- 
tend out into the river, but if that was what was needed the 
Board should grant the request. The Staff recommended approval 
of dedication for the purpose of enlargement of the airport 
only. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized 
dedication to Brevard County for the purpose of enlargement of 
the airport only covering the specific area required for ex- 
tension of the runway only. 



COLLIER COUNTY - By reason of quitclaim deed of the L & N Rail- 
road Company to the Trustees dated March 12, 1908, Lloyd G. 
Hendry, attorney for Collier Corporation, requested disclaimer 
of Lots 2 and 6 in Section 7, SE% of Section 8, Lot 6 of 
Section 9, Lot 9 of Section 10, Lots 6, 7, 8 and 9 of Section 
14, SE% of Section 17, Lot 1 of Section 20, Lot 4 of Section 
21, Lots 1 and 2 of Section 23, all in Township 52 South, 
Range 26 East, Collier County. 

Explanation was made that in settlement of litigation between 
the L & N Railroad Company and the Trustees, the company quit- 
claimed to the Trustees approximately 12,000 acres of land. 
Quitclaim deed was issued to extinguish and nullify certain 
certificates issued by the Trustees ir 1888 to the Pensacola 



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and Atlantic Railroad whereby the Trustees would deed to that 
railroad the land when patented to the State by the United 
States. As patents were not issued to the State covering 
these lands, no title passed with the certificates and the 
quitclaim was to extinguish any claim by the L & N Railroad, 
successor to P & A Railroad, arising out of the certificates. 
Title to the land in question was patented by the United States 
to various individuals as shown by the records in the Land 
Office. 

The Director recommended issuance for handling charge of $10.00 
of an ex parte disclaimer including a provision that in no in- 
stance should the instrument be construed as divesting or dis- 
claiming the interest of the Trustees in the sovereignty 
submerged lands, if any, located within the area described. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the recommendations were approved as 
the action of the Board. 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - Margaret H. Green, Secretary of the Board 
of Supervisors of Southwest Tampa Storm Sewer Drainage District 
in Hillsborough County, submitted recommendation from the Dis- 
trict that the Trustees appoint Lem P. Woods to succeed himself 
as Supervisor for a three-year term from expiration of his 
current term on July 11, 1964. At the land owners' meeting 
there was less than a quorum of owners present, less than 
fifty per cent of the land was represented, and no legal 
election could be had. Those present did unanimously recom- 
mend the appointment of Mr. Woods. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
as the Board of Drainage Commissioners of the State of Florida 
appointed Lem P. Woods Supervisor of Southwest Tampa Storm 
Sewer Drainage District for three years from the expiration 
of his preceding term. 



MONROE COUNTY - Authority was requested for dedication to the 
perpetual use, enjoyment and benefit of the public of approxi- 
mately four acres of submerged land received by quitclaim from 
H. S. McKenzie in an exchange approved by the Trustees on May 
5, 1964, by which the Trustees issued disclaimer to approxi- 
mately 2.0 acres of submerged land in Tavernier Harbor to Mr. 
McKenzie in exchange for quitclaim of submerged land in the 
harbor in order to assure the preservation of the open waters 
against private filling. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
dedication to complete the land exchange as previously approved, 



MONROE COUNTY - The District Engineer on behalf of the United 
States Navy requested permission to use an enlarged spoil 
area lying westerly of and abutting the uplands at Fort Taylor 
on the Island of Key West for maintenance dredging at the 
submarine base. A title certificate issued by a title 
company showed United States ownership of the area, however 
records of the Trustees showed no divesting of title. Pend- 
ing solution of the issue, the Staff recommended that the 
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spoil area, as bulkhead lines and fill permits were not re- 
quired in Monroe County. Upon title to the area being con- 
firmed in the Trustees, the Navy could enter into a condemnation 
suit, offering a mutually agreed-upon appraised value for con- 
veyance of the area. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the recommen- 
dation of the Staff. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Application was made by Boca Harbour Homes, 
Inc., developer of Golden Harbor Subdivision in Section 20, 
Township 47 South, Range 43 East, Boca Raton in Palm Beach 
County, for a commercial dock permit to cover sixteen docks 
on the Intracoastal Waterway. It was agreed that the docks 
would be conveyed into private ownership with sale of the 
upland lots . 

Staff recommended issuance of one permit for $100.00 commercial 
dock fee covering all sixteen structures with the understanding 
that purchasers of water front lots would be assured of title 
to the docks . 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of one commercial dock permit for $100.00 
charge to cover sixteen docks for which private dock permits 
would be issued without charge upon sale of the water front 
lots and docks to individual riparian owners. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
August 4, 1964 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in the 
Board Room of the Governor's Office in the Capitol. 

Present: Farris Bryant Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting of July 28, 1964, 
were approved as submitted. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1494-05-253.12. Robert J. Malley, President 
of Pied Piper, Incorporated, abutting upland owner, applied to purchase 
a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 36, Township 27 
South, Range 37 East, containing 2.37 acres landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Brevard County. Staff Appraiser reported a value of 
$886.10 per acre for the land. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement of the 
land for objections only. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Bulkhead Line and Application No. 1377-43-253.12. 
Staff recommended approval of an amended bulkhead line in Jupiter Sound 
in Section 19, Township 40 South, Range 43 East, Martin County, estab- 
lished by the Board of County Commissioners by Resolution adopted in 
regular meeting on July 22, 1958. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees formally approved 
the amended bulkhead line established by Martin County on July 22, 1958. 

Also, application was presented from Evans Crary on behalf of Nick 
Spensieri for purchase of 1.01 acres of submerged land in Section 19, 
Township 40 South, Range 43 East, Martin County, lying landward of said 
bulkhead line, for which land the Staff Appraiser reported value of 
$1616.00 for the parcel. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the parcel advertised 
for objections only. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1544-50-253.36. Joseph C. Valantiejus, 
abutting upland owner, offered the appraised price of $500.00 per acre 
for purchase of a parcel of reclaimed lake bottom land in Section 5, 
Township 45 South, Range 43 East, containing 0.79 acre, more or less, 
in Lake Osborne in Palm Beach County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale of the parcel of 
land to the upland owner at the appraised price, without advertisement 
in accordance with the policy for sale of reclaimed lake bottoms. 



COLLIER COUNTY - Sun Oil Company requested the Board to advertise for 
sealed bids for an oil and gas drilling lease covering the reserved 
one-half undivided interest of the Trustees in the following land: 



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NW% of SE% of Section 30, Township 46 South, Range 29 East, 
40.0 acres, and 

NW% of NW% of Section 5, Township 46 South, Range 30 East, 
40.0 acres, 

comprising 40 net mineral acres in Collier County. Applicant offered 
annual rental of $1.00 per net mineral acre, being the rental offered 
to the fee owners for lease of their interest. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized adver- 
tisement for sealed competitive bids for oil and gas drilling lease 
of the land applied for by Sun Oil Company. 



GLADES COUNTY - Lykes Brothers, Incorporated, holder of Grazing Lease 
No. 1588, requested one-year extension effective on expiration of the 
current extension on August 24, 1964. The lease covered 148 acres in 
Section 34, Township 40 South, Range 32 East, Glades County, with 
rental of $1.00 per acre per year and ninety-day cancellation clause. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized one- 
year extension of Lease No. 1588 on the same terms and conditions. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - On May 19, 1964, the Staff was instructed to 
negotiate with Rubin Construction Company of West Palm Beach regarding 
a commercial lime rock lease in Lake Okeechobee. The company furnished 
lime rock from a borrow pit to the State Road Department under contract, 
and desired to remove fill material from adjacent lake bottoms. Central 
and Southern Florida Flood Control District and the Florida Game and 
Fresh Water Fish Commission approved the proposal subject to certain 
conditions to which the company had agreed. Mr. Kidd advised the Board 
that care would be taken to provide proper accountability to prevent 
any appearance of diversion of road fill for sale. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of non- 
exclusive one-year lease as drawn and approved by the Attorney General, 
providing for royalty of ten cents per cubic yard, minimum of $25.00 
per month, bond in the amount of $500.00, and 30-day cancellation 
clause. 



BROWARD COUNTY - J. W. McLaughlin on behalf of the School of the Ozarks, 
a private non-profit organization, applied for State Permit for commer- 
cial dock in South Fork New River, easterly shore, to include five 
marginal wharves to be constructed at applicant's upland Tracts 47, 
48 and 49 in Valentines Subdivision in Section 9, Township 50 South, 
Range 42 East, Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. 

Also, request was made to construct a bulkhead approximately 550 feet 
long along the original mean high water line and to back-fill the area 
between the existing shoreline and the proposed seawall. Acceptable 
affidavits were filed in the Trustees' office attesting to the fact 
that the subject land area was lost due to artificially induced erosion, 
and the Director recommended that the applicant be allowed to restore 
to his property line. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of commercial 
dock permit for $100.00 fee and approved the requested bulkhead construc- 
tion and restoring of eroded land area by the riparian owner. 



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GULF COUNTY - Subject to the public's right to recreational use, the 
Trustees' Staff recommended approval of request by the Florida 
Audubon Society for designating as a bird sanctuary the spoil island 
in Section 2, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, in Gulf County, approxi- 
mately 550 yards offshore from the St. Joe Paper Company plant near 
Port St. Joe and bounded on the east and west by the navigation 
channels. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved designation of the 
described spoil island as a bird sanctuary as requested by the Florida 
Audubon Society, subject to the right of the public to use the island 
for recreational purposes. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Florida Audubon Society requested designation 
of the following spoil areas in Boca Ciega Bay in Pinellas County as 
bird sanctuaries: P-47, P-46, P-45, P-44, P-43, P-42, P-39, P-28, 
P-23, P-21, P-18, P-13R, P-ll, P-10 and P-9. The Staff conferred with 
the West Coast Inland Navigation District and the United States Corps 
of Engineers and all agreed that the proposal was desirable subject to 
certain rights of the United States and the public being protected. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved designation of the 
described spoil areas as bird sanctuaries as requested by the Florida 
Audubon Society, subject to all prior rights and reservations granted 
to the United States and subject to the free right of the public to 
use the islands for recreation and other public purposes. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Frederick L. Bell on behalf of Martin County requested 
exculsive public use rights to spoil areas M-l-A, M-l, M-2 and M-3 con- 
sisting of spoil islands and submerged bottoms in Martin County. 
Florida Inland Navigation District and the United States Corps of Engi- 
neers agreed to the dedication provided the use rights of the United 
States were respected. 

Mr. Kidd recommended that only the spoil islands within the spoil areas 
be dedicated, rather than the submerged lands. He discussed how similar 
spoil areas were being used effectively for recreational purposes, some 
left in the natural state and other with facilities for the public. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved dedication 
of the spoil islands within the described spoil areas for public recre- 
ation and preservation of wildlife subject to all prior rights granted 
to the United States, with the understanding that Martin County would 
be responsible for management. 



MONROE COUNTY - The State Road Department requested a perpetual easement 
over a narrow strip of submerged land abutting the right of way of 
Roosevelt boulevard on the Island of Key West for the purpose of con- 
structing and maintaining a protective seawall for the boulevard (State 
Road No. 14, Section 90510-2152). 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted to the State Road Depart- 
ment perpetual easement over the submerged land requested. 



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MONROE COUNTY - Staff requested permission to allow extension of 
thirty days for final payment of $3,312.31 due on Contract No. 22329 
(500-44) held by Stanley M. Pred for purchase of Monroe County land. 
Mr. Kidd said that Mr. Pred had considerable equity since he had paid 
$35,108.48 on schedule, that only the final payment was due and the 
sixty-day grace period would expire on August 4, 1964. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees allowed extension 
of thirty days beyond the grace period for collection of the final 
payment of $3,312.31 from Mr. Pred, with the understanding that one 
per cent per month penalty interest would be required for the entire 
delinquent period of three months. 



DADE COUNTY - Mr. Kidd, reporting briefly on the Seadade and Islandia 
projects, stated that the failure of the Board of County Commissioners 
of Monroe County to pass a resolution agreeing to construct a road 
connection between Lower Key Largo and Islandia apparently made the 
comprehensive Islandia project, as discussed in the meeting of the 
Trustees on April 7, 1964, economically unfeasible. He recommended 
that the Trustees consider further the Metropolitan Dade County Resolu- 
tion No. 8626 and consult with both Seadade Industries, Inc., and the 
City of Islandia in regard to their pending ship channel and causeway 
applications, respectively, and whether or not they are interested in 
proceeding with their plans independently consistent with the suggestions 
in the Dade County resolution in the public interest. 

Governor Bryant expressed the Board's reluctance to further delay the 
private and city development plans. He said it appeared that the scenic 
public road would have to be put aside under the circumstances. 

In view of the current situation resulting from the failure of the 
Monroe County Commission to commit to the construction of the section 
of road southward from the Monroe County line should the proposed 
feasibility report be favorable, the Director was instructed to re- 
quest both Seadade and Islandia to review Dade County Resolution No. 
8626 and' their pending applications and advise the Trustees whether 
there has been any change regarding their particular projects. 



CANAL AUTHORITY LOAN - Cross Florida Barge Canal. In accordance with 
the instruction of the Trustees on July 7, the office of the Attorney 
General prepared a Loan Agreement which established a line of credit 
for the Canal Authority of the State of Florida not to exceed $1,200,000. 
The agreement provided for certain lands which were to be used as col- 
lateral, an interest rate of three per cent per annum upon any unpaid 
balance, a loan period of five years, promissory notes which would pro- 
vide evidence of indebtedness and the right to repay at any time without 
penalty. 

The Canal Authority requested two additional provisions in the agreement: 
(1) that in the event it should develop that any of the lands pledged 
for security should be required in the construction of the canal, those 
lands would be released from the lien; and (2) that the Trustees, in 
their discretion, might release from the lien any of the property which 
the Canal Authority might utilize in trading for other rights of way. 
By resolution the Canal Authority authorized the Chairman and Secretary, 
or Assistant Secretary, to execute the agreement. 

Mr. Kidd said the two additional provisions would be beneficial and 
would allow adjustments in case of any slight errors in descriptions. 



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Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
Loan Agreement including the additional provisions requested by the 
Canal Authority, and the instrument was executed on this date. 



OFFSHORE SALVAGE - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the 
request by the Marine Salvage Advisory Committee that $1,500.00 of its 
allocated funds be transferred to the Department of Anthropology of the 
University of Florida for expenses in connection with preservation of 
artifacts which were currently being salvaged from state-owned lands. 



OFFSHORE SALVAGE - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the 
Director to have the artifacts and other items recovered under current 
offshore salvage leases insured for §400,000.00 by the Earl Bacon Agency. 
Incorporated, of Tallahassee, Florida. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Equipment. Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the 
Trustees authorized purchase of the following for use in the office of 
the Trustees: 



1 Shaw-Walker 4-drawer legal file unit, without lock, color 
green. General Office Equipment Company is local distri- 
butor for this manufacturer. Price $134.00 less 15% 

2 IBM standard model "C" electric typewriters, courier type, 
regular ribbon, 13-inch carriage, each with 1 key change at 
$2.70. Price at $416.70 each, less trade-in allowance for 
#695988 & #562857 $95 each 



$113.90 



$833.40 

190.00 

$643.40 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report No. 855 listing 1 
regular bid for sale of land in Hernando County under the Murphy Act, 
and authorized execution of deed pertaining thereto. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
August 11, 1964 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in the 
Board Room of the Governor's Office in the Capitol. 

Present: Ray E. Green Comptroller 

J. Edwin Larson Treasurer 

James W. Kynes Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting of August 4, 1964, 
were approved as submitted. 



LAND SALES 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File No. 1518-08-253.12. On June 23, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from F. E. Barkley, the abutting upland 
owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Lemon Bay in Section 
17, Township 41 South, Range 20 East, Charlotte County, containing 0.33 
acre, more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line. Notice 
of sale was published in the Charlotte County Herald, proof of publication 
filed and no protest received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to Mr. Barkley at the appraised price, $500.00 per acre. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1510-44-253.12. On June 16, 1964, the Trustees 
considered application from Lonnie D. Herndon, abutting upland owner, 
with offer of $200.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged land in the 
Straits of Florida in Section 14, Township 67 South, Range 27 East, con- 
taining 1.32 acres, more or less, at Sugarloaf Key lying southerly of 
and abutting Government Lots 34 and 35 of the Subdivision of Government 
Lot 1 of said Section 14 in Monroe County. Notice of sale was published 
in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed. 

Based upon a field investigation and objections filed by Magna E. Mauer, 
Ralph S. Humberd and M. Ignatius Lester on behalf of Edward C. Genter, 
Staff found that in 1960 the applicant partially filled the area and also 
a strip approximately 40 feet wide extending 100 feet beyond the seaward 
boundary of the application area. Staff recommended deferment until re- 
moval of the filled strip lying beyond the 200 foot area bulkhead line. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, the Trustees deferred action and 
instructed the Director to request removal of the unauthorized filled ex- 
tension lying seaward of the 200 foot area bulkhead line. After elimina- 
tion of the extension, the application for sale of the 1.32 acre parcel 
will be presented for confirmation. 

MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1516-44-253.12. On June 23 the Trustees considered 

application from Walter B. Weidler, abutting upland owner, with offer of 

$300.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a tract 

of bay bottom land in the Bay of Florida north of and adjacent to a part 

of Government Lot 2 in Section 9, Township 66 South, Range 32 East, 

0.96 acre, more or less, at Marathon, Key Vaca, in Monroe County. Notice 



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of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed and no protest received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
land to Mr. Weidler at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1517-44-253.12. On June 23, 1964, the Trustees 
considered offer of $300.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, from 
Thomas Costa, the abutting upland owner, for a tract of bay bottom land 
in the Bay of Florida north of and adjacent to a part of Government Lot 
2 in Section 9, Township 66 South, Range 32 East, containing 0.96 acre, 
more or less, at Marathon, Key Vaca, in Monroe County. Notice of sale 
was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed and 
no protest received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1521-44-253.12. On June 30 the Trustees con- 
sidered offer of $250.00 per acre, the appraised price, from Florida 
Development Company, et al, abutting upland owners, for a parcel of sub- 
merged land in the Straits of Florida abutting a portion of Government 
Lot 2 in Section 2, Township 60 South, Range 40 East, containing 10.1 
acres, more or less, at Key Largo in Monroe County. Notice of sale was 
published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed and no 
protest received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale to the applicant 
at the price offered. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1505-50-253.12. On June 30, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from Bert E. Schein, abutting upland 
owner, with offer of the appraised price of $4,989.40 per acre for a 
parcel of submerged land in Lake Worth in Section 14, Township 44 South, 
Range 43 East, in the Town of Palm Beach containing 0.12 acre landward 
of the established bulkhead line. Notice of sale was published in the 
Palm Beach Post, proof of publication filed and no protest received. 
Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District waived objection to 
the sale. 

Mr. Kidd recommended the sale and formal approval of fill permit issued 
by the Town of Palm Beach. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the parcel to 
Mr. Schein at the price offered and formally approved the fill permit 
issued by the Town of Palm Beach. 



The following applications were presented from abutting upland owners 
for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their ownerships: 

1. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1481-44-253.12. Arthur B. Lujan, abutting 
upland owner, offered the appraised price of $300.00 per acre for 
104.68 acres of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in Section 26, 
Township 67 South, Range 25 East, at Raccoon Key in Monroe County. 



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The Department of Conservation inspected and reported favorably on the 
proposed sale. 

2. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1522-50-253.12. Gee and Jenson on behalf 
of Jules T. Gradison, et ux, et al, abutting upland owners, offered 
the price approved by the Staff Appraiser, $1934.50 per acre, for a 
parcel of submerged land in Jupiter Sound in Section 30, Township 

40 South, Range 43 East, Gomez Grant, (on the Intracoastal Waterway) 
landward of the established bulkhead line in Palm Beach County, 
containing 1.02 acres. 

3. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1523-50-253.12. Gee and Jenson on 
behalf of Rita J. Gradison, the abutting upland owner, offered 
the price approved by the Staff Appraiser, $1934.50 per acre, for 

a parcel of submerged land in Jupiter Sound in Section 30, Township 
40 South, Range 43 East, in the Gomez Grant, containing 0.88 acre 
landward of the established bulkhead line in Palm Beach County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement of 
the three parcels for objections only. 



BULKHEAD LINES 



CITRUS COUNTY - Presented to the Trustees for approval was a bulkhead 
line established on June 5, 1962, by the Board of County Commissioners 
of Citrus County around Island Lot 21 in Section 29, Township 18 South, 
Range 17 East, in King's Bay (a part of Crystal River) in Citrus County. 

The Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission and the Staff conducted field 
investigation and recommended approval of the bulkhead line. Mr. Kidd 
said that due to concern regarding an existing development and riparian 
rights of a number of property owners, written approval of the bulk- 
head line was secured from all owners of upland within 1000 feet of 
the subject property before the line was recommended. Upon motion duly 
adopted, the Trustees formally approved the bulkhead line established 
on June 5, 1962, by the Citrus County Commission. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Staff recommended approval of an amended bulkhead 
line established by the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River 
County by Resolution adopted June 22, 1964. The line was located along 
a part of the east shore of the Indian River on the southerly side of 
Sebastian Inlet in Sections 22 and 29, Township 30 South, Range 39 
East. 

Director Kidd said that the bulkhead line was the first step, that 
certain other steps involving complicated legal problems were being 
worked out to preserve for the State of Florida some recreation areas 
where many years ago spoil material was deposited on the north and south 
sides of Sebastian Inlet, some deposited adjacent to private ownerships 
without permission. Assistant Attorney General Robert Parker mentioned 
a resolution from the Board of County Commissioners requesting dedica- 
tion of these areas for public recreation. 

The Trustees examined the bulkhead map and noted the proposed public 
recreation areas. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the bulkhead 
line adopted by Indian River County on June 22, 1964. 



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PINELLAS COUNTY - Bulkhead line recommended by the Board of Commissioners 
of the City of Tarpon Springs was established by the Pinellas County 
Water and Navigation Control Authority on October 27, 1960, in St. 
Joseph Sound on the westerly side and within the municipal limits of 
the city for property fronting on the Gulf of Mexico. Upon receipt 
of many objections to the bulkhead line, consideration by the Trustees, 
scheduled on May 1, 1962, was indefinitely postponed at the request 
of the city. 

After field investigation and study, the Staff reported that the bulk- 
head line was too far offshore, did not represent a feasible, practic- 
able plan for development and was reported by the Board of Conservation 
to encompass a large, heavily vegetated area. Staff recommended rejec- 
tion of the bulkhead line. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, the 
Trustees accepted the Staff recommendation and formally rejected the 
bulkhead line fixed by Pinellas County on October 27, 1960, for the 
reasons that it was an excessive distance offshore, the abutting owner- 
ships were small and development within the bulkhead line did not appear 
practicable, and dredging and filling in the submerged area would be 
destructive to natural resources. 



MISCELLANEOUS 



SHELL LEASES - Presented to the Trustees as a matter of information 
was the following list of remittances received by the State Department 
of Conservation from holders of shell leases for the month of June, 
1964: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount Reported 

1788 Benton and Company, Inc. $16,071.32 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. 7,253.63 

1703 Bay Dredging and Construction Co. 8,791.03 

1917 Fort Myers Shell Company 381.08 

1504 Edison Shell Company (April sales) 593.70 

1504 Edison Shell Company 38.25 

1684 Edison Shell Company None 

The report from the Department of Conservation was accepted. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Permit SAJSP 63-563. Ozier-Weller Homes, Inc., made 
application to remove an additional 50,000 cubic yards of fill material 
from bottoms of Newfound Harbor in an area riparian to its upland on 
Merritt Island in Section 31, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, Brevard 
County. The material was to be used to improve upland property. The 
State Department of Conservation approved the dredge site, which would 
create a useful channel. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized permit for $1000.00 
charge for the material requested. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Frank C. Youles applied for permit to construct a 
boatshed, two finger piers and a dock in the Indian River at his up- 
land on Merritt Island in Brevard County. Required exhibits, waiver 
of objection from adjacent property owners and $100.00 processing 
fee were filed in the Trustees' office. 



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HIGHLANDS COUNTY - Bernell A. Werner applied for permit to remove 
2300 cubic yards of fill material from bottoms of Lake Clay near the 
Town of Lake Placid to improve his upland property- Staff of the 
Trustees and Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission approved 
the work subject to certain regulations regarding the dredging. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized permit for $115.00 
charge for the material requested, subject to compliance with 
regulations. 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - U. S. Phosphoric Products Division Tennessee 
Corporation applied for permit to construct two piers and dolphins 
in the Alafia River in Section 22, Township 30 South, Range 19 East, 
Hillsborough County, in an area zoned for industrial use. The only 
adjacent upland property owner, Hillsborough County, consented to 
the construction and all required exhibits were filed. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
Commercial Dock Permit for $100.00 processing fee. 



LEE COUNTY - Gasparilla Inn, Incorporated, requested permit to 
remove 50,000 cubic yards of fill material from Charlotte Harbor to 
fill submerged land (upland lost by avulsion caused by storms) 
covered by Trustees Disclaimer No. 23392 approved by the Trustees 
on May 28, 1963. The State Department of Conservation inspected 
the area and recommended the site for dredging. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
permit for $1600.00 for the material requested. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Michael Spiezia on behalf of Colorama Homes, 
Incorporated, of Riviera Beach, made application to remove 700 cubic 
yards of fill material from bottoms of Lake Worth in front of upland 
Lots 525 and 526, Palm Beach Shores in Palm Beach County, to improve 
building lots. The State Department of Conservation approved the 
proposed work. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized permit for $35.00 
charge for the material. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The State Department of Conservation recommended 
issuance of a permit to the City of Madeira Beach for construction 
of two artificial fishing reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, the first 
located 27°47'6" North Latitude, 82°50'2" West Longitude, and the 
second located 27°47'0" North Latitude and 82°49'8" West Longitude, 
in water depths of 20 to 22 feet two miles offshore from Johns 
Pass in Pinellas County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
Artificial Reef Permit for $50.00 processing fee. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - On July 10, 1962, the Trustees authorized permit 
to the City of Clearwater for an artificial reef in the Gulf of 
Mexico. The work under Permit No. 1668-Modif ied, valid for a period 
of six months, being incomplete, the Trustees' Staff and the 
Department of Conservation recommended revival and extension of 



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the permit for a period of one year to allow time for completion 
of the reef in the Gulf of Mexico westerly of Big Pass. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized revival and 
extension of the permit for a period of one year. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - On January 21, 1964, the Trustees authorized 
permit to the Sarasota County Junior Chamber of Commerce for con- 
struction of three artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico westerly 
from the Lido-St. Armands Islands. The work under Permit No. 1965, 
valid for a period of six months, being incomplete, the Trustees' 
Staff and the Department of Conservation recommended revival and 
extension of the permit for a period of one year to allow time for 
the Jaycees to complete construction of the artificial reefs. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized revival and 
extension of the permit for a period of one year. 



POLK COUNTY - Sherwood L. Stokes, attorney, on behalf of Haines City 
Drainage District No. 1, submitted recommendation that the Trustees, 
as the Board of Drainage Commissioners of the State of Florida under 
provisions of Section 298.12 Florida Statutes, appoint Charles M. 
Watts to succeed himself as Supervisor for a three-year term, from 
expiration of his past term ending on June 25, 1964. At the land 
owners' meeting there was less than a quorum of owners present, 
less than fifty per cent of the land was represented and no legal 
election could be had. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, the Trustees as the Board 
of Drainage Commissioners of the State of Florida appointed Charles 
M. Watts as Supervisor of Haines City Drainage District No. 1 for a 
term of three years from expiration of his preceding term. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - The Division of Beaches and Shores of Florida 
Board of Conservation, created by the 1963 Legislature without 
appropriation, was granted funds by the Trustees for fiscal 1963- 
1964 in the amount of $19,500.00. Financial report of the Division 
as of June 30, 1964, showing how the money was used, was received 
by the Trustees. 

Due to the fact that the Division must operate for the next fiscal 
year on the same basis, Director Randolph Hodges of Florida Board 
of Conservation requested funds from the Trustees in the total 
amount of $10,880.00 for the Division. Budget was furnished showing 
how the funds would be used. Technical services required by the 
Division would be paid for with permit fees collected for processing 
of permit applications for coastal construction. 

The Division of Beaches and Shores planned to seek further funds 
from the 1965 Legislature. Mr- Kidd said he thought an appro- 
priation was not sought in 1963 for the reason that the Trustees' 
office was expected to have the administrative responsibilities; 
however, decision by the Attorney General was that administration 
should be handled by the Division. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted the request for funds 
in the amount of $10,880.00 for fiscal 1964-1965 for the Division of 
Beaches and Shores, Florida Board of Conservation. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - The Director advised that a four-wheel drive vehicle 
was needed for checking salvage leases in several locations. Approval 
was requested for purchase of one 1958 Willys Truck from Dallas Bower 
Jeep Sales, Winter Park, Florida, for $600.00, the State Purchasing 
Commission having authorized purchase of the second-hand vehicle under 
provisions of Section 287,061 (3) and Section 287.08 (2) Florida 
Statutes, and General Regulation No. 3. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Board authorized 
purchase of the second-hand Jeep for $600.00. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



ATTEST 



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?T0HNEY GENERi 




ATT0HNEY GENERAL - ACT/ffNG CHAIRMAN 



SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
August 18, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in the 
Board Room of the Governor's Office in the Capitol. 



Present: Farris Bryant 
Ray E. Green 
J. Edwin Larson 
James W. Kynes 
Doyle Conner 



Governor 

Comptroller 

Treasurer 

Attorney General 

Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd 



Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion duly adopted, minutes of the meeting of August 11, 1964, 
were approved as submitted. 



APPLICATIONS FOR LAND 



The following applications were presented from abutting upland owners 
for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their ownerships: 

1. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1482-44-253.12. E. R. McCarthy, the 

abutting upland owner, offered the appraised price of $225.00 per 
acre for 11.47 acres of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in 
Section 22, Township 67 South, Range 26 East, at Big Coppitt Key in 
Monroe County. 

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2. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1540 T 50-253. 12. Brockway, Weber and 
Brockway on behalf of Marshall J. Benjamin, abutting upland owner, 
offered the price approved by Staff Appraiser, $1934.50 per acre, for a 
parcel of submerged land in Jupiter Sound in Section 30, Township 40 
South, Range 43 East, in the Gomez Grant, containing 0.267 acre landward 
of the established bulkhead line in Palm Beach County. 

3. VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1545-64-253.12. Frank L. Pyle on behalf of 
Emerald Isle, Inc., the abutting upland owner, offered the price approve 
by the Staff Appraiser, $200.00 per acre, for a parcel of submerged land 
in the Halifax River in Section 13, Township 16 South, Range 33 East, 
containing 8.5 acres landward of the bulkhead line in Volusia County. 

4. VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1546-64-253.12. Thomas C. Simpson on behalf 
of Ethel M. Polliard, the abutting upland owner, offered the price 
approved by the Staff Appraiser, $200.00 per acre, for 9.0 acres of sub- 
merged land in the Halifax River in Section 13, Township 16 South, 
Range 33 East, and. lying landward of the bulkhead line in Volusia Coun 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement for ob- 
jections only of the submerged land applied for by the above four appli- 
cants. 



LEASES 

SHELL LEASES - Presented to the Trustees as a matter of information was 
the following report of remittances received by the State Department of 
Conservation from holders of shell leases for the month of July, 1964: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount Reported 

1788 Benton and Company, . # Inc. $15,307.51 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction 6,773.46 

1718 Radcliff Material, Inc. 8,377.09 

1917 Fort Myers Shell Company 384.15 

1684 Edison Shell Company 23.85 

1684 Edison Shell Company 

(audit adjustment) 21.60 

The report from the Department of Conservation was received. 



DADE COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized renewal 
of Campsite Lease No. 1401 expiring August 18, 1964, held by Francis X. 
Knuck covering a one-acre tract of submerged land south of Cape Florida 
in Biscayne Bay, Dade County, for one year at annual rental of $100.00, 
with other terms and conditions to remain the same. 



MARTIN. ST. LUCIE AND INDIAN RIVER COUNTIES - Robert M. Jernigan of For 
Pierce, Florida, applied for non-exclusive salvage exploration lease 
covering three areas in the Atlantic Ocean located as follows: (a) fr 
27° 00' 00" North Latitude to 27° 03' 00" North Latitude, (b) from 27° 
20' 00" North Latitude to 27° 23' 00" North Latitude, and (c) from 27° 
32' 48" North Latitude to 27° 35' 00" North Latitude, each area extendi 
from mean low water line eastward to the territorial limits of the Stat 
of Florida. Areas did not conflict with other existing leases. Applic 
desired the privilege of later entering into an exclusive salvage lease 
covering definite site or sites within the above areas. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of non- 
exclusive one-year salvage exploration lease to applicant for annual 
rental of $100.00 and bond in the amount of $500.00. 



MONROE COUNTY - World-Wide Treasure Research, Inc. , of Marathon, 
Florida, applied for non-exclusive lease for salvage exploration of 
the sovereignty submerged lands lying in Monroe County, excluding 
from the search area those sovereignty lands which had been dedicated 
for specific public purposes and those lands sold but not conveyed 
(under contract). Applicant desired the privilege of later entering 
into exclusive leases covering definite sites within the area. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of non-exclusive 
one-year salvage exploration lease to the applicant for annual rental of 
$100.00 and bond in the amount of $500.00. 



MONROE COUNTY - Armada Research Corporation of Wabasso, Florida, 
applied for non-exclusive lease for salvage exploration covering the 
sovereignty submerged lands lying in Monroe County and exclusive right 
to salvage at four sites located at (a) 24° 40" 23" North Latitude 
and 81° 03' 43" West Longitude, (b) 24° 43' 40" North Latitude and 
80° 56' 05" West Longitude, (c) 24° 44' 53" North Latitude and 80° 53' 
50" West Longitude, and (d) 24° 47* 12" North Latitude and 80° 47' 
47" West Longitude. Each site covered a circle having a radius of 
600 yards and did not conflict with other existing leases. Applicant 
wished the privilege of entering into other exclusive leases covering 
other definite sites at a later date. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of non-exclusive 
one-year salvage exploration lease with the four exclusive salvage sites 
requested by the applicant for an annual rental of $100.00 and bond in 
the amount of $500.00. 

The Trustees discussed the bond required and supervision during recovery 
of relics. The Director explained the procedures under current salvage 
leases and said that issuance of as many leases as could be supervised 
and recovery of relics as soon as possible was, in his judgment, better 
than the possibility of having wrecks disturbed and salvaged without 
authority and without proper attention to preservation, inventory and 
historical research. 

The Trustees concurred with the Director. They suggested that attention 
be given to careful supervision during salvage operations, possibly 
by the assignment of state troopers or conservation agents, to insure 
protection of the state's interest. Also the Governor suggested that 
consideration be given to increasing the bond required from commercial 
operators. 

The difficulty as to location of state boundaries in relation to salvage 
operations was mentioned by the Attorney General. He said that his 
office on behalf of the State of Florida hoped to reach agreement with 
the federal government and arrive at a settlement of the boundary 
question, and that any expenses in connection therewith would be money 
well spent. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Albert N. Ashley, James R. Gordy and Ken E. Gordy, 
holders of Salvage Lease No. 2025 dated July 2, 1964, requested enlarge- 
ment of the exclusive site under lease by an additional five hundred 
feet which would not conflict with other existing leases. The present 



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area covered a circle one thousand feet in radius. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of modified 
lease to include the additional area, or a total radius of 1500 feet 
in the exclusive salvage site. 



MONROE COUNTY - In September 1963 application was submitted on behalf 
of Florida Keys Outboard Club for campsite lease on Cowpens Bank off 
Plantation Key in Monroe County. Upland proprietors in the area objected 
strenuously to such installation and the Trustees on May 19, 1964 authorized 
the Director to suggest to the Club that the barge clubhouse might be a 
worthwhile recreation project if relocated in a suitable site which did 
not infringe upon rights of any upland proprietors. However the Club in- 
dicated no effort made to relocate and the Director recommended legal 
steps to remove the barge from its location on submerged land. 

Upon motion unanimously adopted, the Trustees authorized the Attorney 
General to proceed with the legal steps necessary for removal of the 
facility from state land. 



MISCELLANEOUS 



DADE COUNTY - Tom Maxey and George Kunde were present on this date in 
the interest of the City of Islandia causeway and road project for 
which right of way application was pending. Mr. Maxey on behalf of 
property owners in Islandia said that in event it became feasible to 
proceed with the Governor's comprehensive recreational plan for develop- 
ment of the islands, the owners were willing to cooperate fully. He 
said that while no claim had ever been made that every property owner 
agreed, a great majority did offer support, would go ahead with their 
commitments, and if it became necessary would acquire lands by purchase 

In case the comprehensive recreational plan for development could not 
be carried out, Mr. Maxey requested that the Trustees approve Islandia* s 
application and allow the interested parties to proceed on their own 

plan. 

Governor Bryant expressed the Board's wish that the comprehensive 
recreational idea could proceed, and thanked the Islandia representatives 
for their expression of cooperation. 



DADE COUNTY - Haulover Park Fishing Pier, Incorporated, applied for 
permit for addition to an existing commercial dock in the Atlantic 
Ocean at Haulover Beach Park on land owned by Dade County. The appli- 
cant leased the facility from the county, which consented to the pro- 
posed addition. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of State 
Commercial Dock Permit for $100.00 processing fee. 



DADE COUNTY - By Resolution No. 35853 dated July 15, 1964, the City 
of Miami requested (1) dedication for public purposes only of a parcel 
of bay bottom land in Biscayne Bay in Section 19, Township 53 South, 
Range 42 East, lying easterly of and abutting Morningside Bayfront Park 
as recorded in Plat Book 60 at Page 73, Dade County Public Records, 
containing 3.75 acres; and (2) dedication for public street purposes 
only of a parcel of submerged land northerly of and abutting the parcel 
in (1) within the bayward extension of the right of way of Northeast 

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55th Terrace, containing 0.45 acre. The bayward limits of both 
parcels was the established bulkhead line. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, unanimously adopted, the Trustees approved 
dedication of the first parcel for public purposes only and the second 
for public street purposes only as requested by the City of Miami. 



DUVAL COUNTY - Jones and Foerster, representing the Jacksonville 
Expressway Authority, requested dedication of a tract of submerged 
land in Township 2 South, Range 27 East, in the St. Johns River for 
right of way for a bridge necessary in the construction program. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized dedication of the 
parcel of land for public road and bridge purposes only. 



LEE COUNTY - Assistant Attorney General Robert Parker discussed legal 
action in which the Trustees intervened, regarding placement of spoil 
material in connection with channel work under direction of the United 
States Corps of Engineers. The Trustees had dedicated certain areas 
for spoil easement. Sunset Realty Corporation by paying additional 
pumping costs made arrangements with West Coast Inland Navigation 
District for deposit of spoil on alternate spoil area C-l-A on lands 
purchased from the Trustees for which no bulkhead line was set nor 
fill permit approved under Chapter 253 Florida Statutes. Mr. Parker 
said the Circuit Court took the position that the navigation im- 
provement was a public purpose, and that the corporation's proposed 
use of the submerged land portion of Spoil Area C-l-A was exempt from 
requirement of a bulkhead line and dredge and fill permit. 

The Corps of Engineers indicated willingness to be cooperative if the 
Trustees appealed, but it would constitute a stay of the work with 
possibility of loss of the dredging contract and payment of damages. 
The Trustees having been untiring in assisting the District to secure 
federal funds for these navigation projects, members questioned the 
wisdom of causing delay of this work scheduled to proceed very soon. 
Mr. Kynes said this situation pointed up deficiencies in the law as in 
the case of Island "B" in Fort Lauderdale. 

The Director called attention to the other work proposed by Sunset 
Realty Corporation covered under U. S. Permit SAJVK Bridges (1095) 
which included channel, bridge, private dredging and placement of 
fill material on bottoms outside spoil area C-l-A where no bulkhead 
line had been approved. He recommended letter of protest to the 
U. S. Corps of Engineers. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Kynes, unanimously adopted, the Trustees 
accepted the report on the legal action and directed that no appeal 
be taken. Also, the Trustees approved the recommended letter of pro- 
test requesting that the U. S. Corps of Engineers withhold issuance 
of permit pending compliance by the applicant with provisions of 
Chapter 253 Florida Statutes. 

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY - The office of the Attorney General requested that 
the Trustees authorize the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District acting through their attorney, for and on behalf of the 
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, to take legal steps necessary 



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to eject encroachments from state-owned reclaimed lake bottoms lying 
lakeward of the 16- foot contour of Lake Okeechobee in Sections 3 and 
4, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, being in right of way easements 
formerly granted to the District by the Trustees. The District planned 
to enlarge the levee. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the District to take 
the necessary legal action on behalf of the Trustees. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - File No. 135-52-253.124. Assistant Attorney General 
Robert C. Parker discussed with the Trustees the decision rendered by 
the District Court of Appeal, First District, on August 11, 1964, 
in the case of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State 
of Florida v. Venetian Isles Development Corporation. This was a case 
in which the Venetian Isles Development Corporation entered suit against 
the Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority to require 
the Authority to grant an extension of dredge and fill permit number 
DF-96-A which had been extended but which the Authority attempted to 
cancel and rescind. The Trial Chancellor entered an order which vali- 
dated the extension of this dredge and fill permit and stated that the 
Authority could not revoke or rescind the extension which they had 
previously granted. In this decision the court commented that the 
Trustees, in passing upon dredge and fill permits, were limited to mat- 
ters of form and that the statute requiring the "formal approval" of 
the Trustees did not authorize them to exercise independent judgment 
with respect to the dredge and fill permit or extension under considera- 
tion. The appeal in subject case was taken from this order in an 
effort to secure from the appellate court a judicial determination as 
to the correctness of this order by the Trial Chancellor. 

The decision of the appellate court limited the scope of this case to 
the record before it as presented in this appeal; consequently, the 
District Court decision failed to adjudicate the general question 
with respect to whether or not the Trustees can, under the statutory 
provision, exercise independent judgment with respect to dredge and fill 
permits or extensions thereof issued by local government agencies. 

The Staff recommended approval of Permit No. DF-96-A issued by Pinellas 
County Water and Navigation Control Authority to Venetian Isles Develop- 
ment Corporation in accordance with the ruling of the court, for a 
period of two years from the date of formal approval by the Trustees. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees accepted the report and recom- 
mendation and formally approved extension of Permit No. DF-96-A for a 
period of two years from this date. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - State Road Department requested modification of the 
dedication approved by the Trustees on June 2, 1964, for right of way 
and channel improvement for State Road No. S-695 across submerged 
bottoms of Cross Bayou in Sections 25 and 26, Township 30 South, Range 15 
East, between the established bulkhead lines. The right of way require- 
ments had changed slightly, necessitating change in the description. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized re-issue of dedication 
to the State Road Department to include the modified description. 



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SEMINOLE COUNTY - George A. Speer, Jr. , attorney, on behalf of 
Slavia Drainage District in Seminole County, requested that the 
Trustees appoint James D. Colbert as Supervisor of the District for 
a three-year term commencing June 18, 1964, which was the date of 
expiration of the term of A. Duda, Jr. At the land owners' meeting 
of the District held on August 5, 1964, under a misapprehension as 
to the number required to be present for a quorum, those present did 
elect James D. Colbert. Subsequently it was determined that the 
election was not legal as there were approximately 4,400 acres in the 
District and only 1,763.5 acres were represented at the meeting. 

Upon motion by Mr. Kynes, duly adopted, the Trustees, as the Board 
of Drainage Commissioners of the State of Florida, appointed James 
E. Colbert as Supervisor of Slavia Drainage District in Seminole 
County for a term of three years from June 18, 1964. 



TRUSTEES FUNDS - East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, by 
letter from Claude H. Wolfe, Chairman, requested loan of $50,000.00 
from the Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund. Presentation was 
made by William T. Wallis, Jr., member of the Council, and Robert 
Doyle, Planning Director. Originating in the Governor's Joint 
Community Impact Coordination Committee in Brevard County, the Council 
during two years of operation, with advisory help from many state 
agencies, had made an important contribution, working with federal 
and local groups in the rapidly expanding Central Florida area. The 
Council was undertaking a comprehensive and accelerated program on 
behalf of the seven-county Cape Kennedy impact area for which studies 
were needed prior to the next session of the Legislature. Federal 
grant of approximately $160,000 required local matching funds, a part 
of which the participating counties and private business and industry 
would raise. An interest-bearing loan of $50,000 from the Trustees 
was requested, to be repaid over a five-year period from budgeted 
funds of the Council. The entire amount would not be called for at 
once and the first repayment might be made in October 1965. Mr. 
Doyle said the Council was a continuing agency which would furnish 
guidance to all levels of government and to private enterprises in 
matters relating to water supply, transportation, agriculture and the 
total economy. 

Mr. Larson said there was broad public support for the Council, including 
request from Representative J. J. Griffin, Jr. , of Osceola County for 
favorable consideration by the Trustees. 

The funds of the Trustees were heavily committed and Mr. Kidd advised 
that request for loan of $100,000 was pending from Southwest Florida 
Water Management District. Evaluation of the current financial con- 
dition and decision as to loans which could be made was necessary. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, the Trustees tentatively 
approved the loan provided that the Attorney General and the Trustees' 
Director, upon study of all information and preliminary survey fur- 
nished by the Council can work up a specific loan proposal including 
interest, schedule of sums to be advanced and repayment, for further 
consideration by the Trustees. 



MANATEE COUNTY - File No. 1286-41-253.12. Staff requested authorization 
to issue refund in the amount of $2,260.80 to Puma, Inc., to replace 
original refund warrant authorized in meeting July 30, 1963 which was 
not delivered, became stale-dated and was cancelled. It was explained 
that payment for deed was received from Puma, Inc., and duplicate 
payment received from Lincoln Holding Company acting as an agent for 
Puma. Due to certain contractual matters involving Puma and Seward 



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Dredging Company, deed and refund were held in Trustees' office pending 
clarification. Difficulties were tentatively solved and Buma, Inc., 
will accept the deed and refund warrant. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved issuance and delivery 
of refund in the amount of $2260.80 and deed to Puma, Inc., as approved 
by the office of the Attorney General. 



TRUSTEES OFFICE - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
employment of an accountant for the fiscal and accounting section of 
the Trustees' Office at the salary of $7,000.00 per year, to assist 
the chief of that section and to train as replacement in anticipation 
of his retirement. 



OFFSHORE SALVAGE - Authority was requested to change the wording in 
the minutes of August 4, 1964 from "the purchase of equipment" to 
"expenses in connection with preservation of artifacts" with reference 
to approval by the Trustees of request by the Marine Salvage 
Committee for transfer of $1500 of its allocated funds to the Department 
of Anthropology of the University of Florida. The money was allocated 
for expense and the fiscal section pointed out that equipment would be 
classified as capital outlay. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved correction 
of the minutes. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




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ATTEST: 

SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
September 1, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in the 
Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Farris Bryant Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

James W. Kynes Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd Director and Chief Engineer 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the minutes of the 
meeting of August 18, 1964, as submitted. 



LAND SALES 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1474-05-253.12. On the advertised sale 
date, June 30, 1964, action was deferred on application by Magnuson 
Properties, Inc., on behalf of Florida Shores Property No. 10, Inc., 
abutting upland owner, to purchase two separate parcels of submerged 
land in the Indian River containing a total of 5.67 acres, more or 
less, in Sections 29 and 30, Township 26 South, Range 37 East, land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

Arthur Gustafson protested the sale on behalf of F. H. Linder, an 
adjacent owner who was out of the country. Written objection explaining 
the basis for protest was not filed and the Staff recommended confirma- 
tion of sale. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees overruled the protest and con- 
firmed sale of the advertised land to the applicant at the appraised 
price. 



Presented on this date for confirmation of sales were the following 
four applications advertised for sale to be held on August 25, 1964, 
on which date the meeting was cancelled for lack of a quorum. 

DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1525-16-253.12. On July 14, 1964, the Trustees 
considered offer of the appraised price of $1950.00 per acre from 
W. B. Copeland and wife, abutting upland owners, for purchase of a 
parcel of submerged land containing 3.13 acres, more or less, in the 
St. Johns River in Sections 17 and 18, Township 2 South, Range 27 
East, landward of the established bulkhead line in the City of Jackson- 
ville, Duval County. Notice of sale was published in the Florida 
Times Union, proof of publication filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicants at the appraised value. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1440-31-253.12. On July 14, 1964, the 
Trustees considered offer of the appraised price of $467.00 per acre 
from Arthur W. Klinkner, abutting upland owner, for purchase of a 
parcel of submerged land containing 0.243 acre, more or less, in the 
Indian River in Section 25, Township 30 South, Range 38 East, land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line in Indian River County. 
Notice of sale was published in the Vero Beach Press- Journal, proof 
of publication filed and no objection received. Central and 
Southern Florida Flood Control District waived objection to the sale. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1524-43-253.12. On July 7, 1964, the Trustees 
considered offer of $3000.00 for the parcel, approved by the Staff 
Appraiser, from Outboard Marina Corporation, abutting upland owner, 
for purchase of 4.7 acres of submerged land in the St. Lucie River in 
Section 32, Township 37 South, Range 41 East, in the City of Stuart 



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landward of the established bulkhead line in Martin County. Notice of 
sale was published in the Stuart News, proof of publication filed and no 
objection received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
land at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1528-44-253.12. On July 14, 1964, the Trustees 
considered offer of $300.00 per acre, approved by the Staff Appraiser, 
from Leroy Chambers and wife, abutting upland owners, for purchase of a 
parcel of submerged land containing 0.5 acre, more or less, in the 
Straits of Florida in Section 8, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, at 
Plantation Key in Monroe County. Notice of sale was published in the 
Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicants at the price offered. 



GLADES COUNTY - File No. 1552-22-253.36. Mosby Engineering Associates, 
Inc., on behalf of M. L. Staton and wife, abutting upland owners, offered 
$594.57 per acre, the appraised price, for purchase of a parcel of re- 
claimed lake bottom land in Lake Okeechobee in Sections 7 and 18, Township 
40 South, Range 33 East, containing 1.24 acres, more or less, in Glades 
County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale of the land at the 
appraised price without advertising, in accordance with the policy for 
sale of reclaimed lake bottom land. 



LEASES 

PALM BEACH COUNTY - On July 14 and 21, 1964, the Trustees authorized 
advertisement for competitive bids on ten-year agricultural lease with 
two five-year renewal options, of Sections 24 and 36, Township 46 South, 
Range 35 East, containing 1280.00 acres, more or less, based on offer 
from Talisman Sugar Corporation of annual rental of $2.50 per acre for the 
first and second years, $5.00 per acre for third and fourth years, $10.00 
per acre for fifth and sixth years, $25.00 per acre for seventh and 
eighth years and $25.75 per acre for ninth and tenth years, or an average 
of $13.65 per acre per year for the first ten years. Rental for two 
five-year optional renewal periods would be based on re-evaluation of the 
land during the tenth and fifteenth years of the lease. Permanent improve- 
ments in the amount of $68,348.68 would be guaranteed by the end of the 
second year under the lease. 

Notice of offering of lease for competitive bids was advertised four 
consecutive weeks in the Belle Glade Herald for sale at 10:00 A.M. on 
August 25, 1964, at which time no other bids were received. Staff 
recommended approval of lease to the applicant corporation. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of ten-year 
agricultural lease to Talisman Sugar Corporation under the terms and 
conditions listed above and outlined in the legal notice. 



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DADE COUNTY - W. C. Lantaff requested renewal of Campsite Lease No. 1454 
which expired on August 17, 1964, covering an area of one acre of sub- 
merged land south of Cape Florida in Biscayne Bay, Dade County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved renewal for one year 
at annual rental of $100.00, with other terms and conditions remaining 
the same. 



APPLICATIONS FOR LAND 

The following applications were presented from abutting upland owners 
for purchase of submerged areas riparian to their ownerships: 

1. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1553-31-253.12. R. D. Carter 
Engineering Firm, Inc., on behalf of Katharine Field, offered the 
appraised value of $200.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged land 
in the Indian River in Section 33, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, 
containing 1.90 acres in the Ambersand area within the established 
bulkhead line in Indian River County. 

2. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1554-31-253.12. R. D. Carter 
Engineering Firm, Inc. , on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners 
of Indian River County, offered the appraised value of $200.00 per 
acre for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 33, 
Township 30 South, Range 39 East, containing 1.33 acres in the Amber- 
sand area within the established bulkhead line in Indian River County. 

3. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1515-44-253.12. A. R. Toussaint on behalf 
of Rose V. Santi, offered $300.00 per acre, price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land containing 0.732 acre in 
the Atlantic Ocean in Section 13, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, 
at Key Largo in Monroe County. 

4. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1487-50-253.12. Brockway, Weber and 
Brockway, on behalf of Gordon A. Nielsen, offered the appraised price 
of $1209.13 per acre for a parcel of submerged land in Lake Worth 
containing 0.789 acre in Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 43 East, 
landward of the established bulkhead line in the City of West Palm 
Beach in Palm Beach County. 

5. SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 888-58-253.12 and others. Walter S. Hardin 
Realty Company on behalf of the seven applicants listed below offered 
$475.00 per acre, the price approved by the Staff Appraiser, for nine 
contiguous parcels of submerged land in Lemon Bay containing a total 
of 11.35 acres in Section 5, Township 40 South, Range 19 East, being 
in Spoil Area S-ll-C within the established bulkhead line in Sarasota 
County: 

a. File 888-58-253.12, Alice S. Hackney, 

three parcels 5.18 acres 

b. " 864-58-253.12 R. B. Kuydendall 0.86 

c. " 1548-58-253.12 Wayne R. Fischer 0.67 

d. " 903-58-253.12 C. E. Knoblock 3.32 

e. " 856-58-253.12 W. L. Collins 0.64 

f. " 900-58-253.12 C. E. Jess 0.39 

g. " 1549-58-253.12 James W. Lukens 0.29 

11.35 acres 

Mr. Kidd pointed out that these seven applications were within a bulkhead 
line fixed to allow temporary use of the areas for disposal of spoil 
material from channel improvement work by West Coast Inland Navigation 
District rather than to create spoil islands in the bay. The sales con- 
formed with provisions of the Bulkhead Act and the Trustees' policy as to 
deposit of spoil on submerged land. 



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6 SA RASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1530-58-253.12. Arvida Corporation offered 
the appraised price of $1750.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged 
land in Sarasota Bay in Sections 22 and 27, Township 36 South, Range 
17 East, containing 4.3 acres landward of the established bulkhead 
line in the Town of Longboat Key, Sarasota County. 

7. SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1531-58-253.12. Arvida Corporation offered 
the appraised price of $700.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged 
land in Sarasota Bay in Section 22, Township 36 South, Range 17 East, 
containing 3.7 acres in the Town of Longboat Key landward of the es- 
tablished bulkhead line in Sarasota County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement for object ior 
only of all parcels in the applications listed above. 



BULKHEAD LINES 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough 
County by Resolotion dated July 15, 1964, requested approval of a 
corrected description of a portion of the bulkhead line lying in Frac- 
tional Section 2, Township 32 South, Range 18 East, Bahia Beach, known 
as 'Dickman Island No. 1" for Mr. Lyle C. Dickman. Due to the fact that 
there was some question as to whether the desired description represented 
a correction in legal description only or constituted a relocation of 
the bulkhead lane, the county followed the provisions fixed by law 
for amending bulkhead lines. There were no objections filed and Staff 
recommended approval of the change in bulkhead line for which a corrective 
certificate would be prepared for filing in the county records. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the corrected 
description of the bulkhead line as established by Hillsborough County. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - The Village Council of the Village of Tequesta in 
Palm Beach County by Ordinance No. 90 adopted on August 11, 1964, 
established a bulkhead line which followed the shore line in the Loxa- 
hatchee River North Fork and Loxahatchee River Northwest Fork in Sec- 
tions 25, 26, 35 and 36 in Township 40 South, Range 42 East within the 
territorial limits of the Village. The file showed no objections were 
made at the local public hearings. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the bulkhead 
line established by the Village of Tequesta in Palm Beach County. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - On May 19, 1964, a bulkhead line established by the 
City of Ormond Beach in Volusia County by Ordinance No. 63-88 dated 
November 19, 1963, was formally approved by the Trustees with the ex- 
ception of a segment of the line which was in litigation. On May 25 
1964, the Circuit Court entered its Order dismissing the appeal, said 
Order was recorded on May 26 and no appeal was filed within the time 
allowed by law. 

Trustees' Staff recommended formal approval of the segment of the bulk- 
head line which was excepted previously, described as follows: 

Begin at a point in the centerline of Domicilio Avenue, the 
same being the former north city limits line, and continue 
North along the West shore line of the Halifax River approxi- 
mately 1.5 miles to the South property line of the Tomoka 
State Park. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
above described segment of bulkhead line established by the City 
of Ormond Beach in Volusia County. 



PERMITS, EASEMENTS, DEEDS 

BREVARD COUNTY - Ronald L. Rathbun made application for a permit 
to construct a dock at Vacation Island Playground Subdivision as 
recorded in Plat Book 19, Page 13, Public Records of Brevard 
County, Florida, in Section 27, Township 29 South, Range 38 East. 
All required exhibits were filed and processing fee submitted. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
commercial dock permit to Mr. Rathbun for $100.00 fee. 



DUVAL COUNTY - On May 6, 1964, Mrs. Rose Watson applied for permit 
to construct a dock and mooring piles in the Ortega River, north- 
erly shore, at her property in Block 138 of Lakeside Park about 
0.5 miles downstream from U. S. Highway 17 bridge in Jacksonville, 
Florida. Subsequently, a field inspection was made. The Staff 
advised Mrs. Watson that another dock could not be recommended in 
an already congested waterway. 

Objections to the installation were received from Charles T. Boyd, 
Jr., John L. Goedert, Ashbel C. Williams, Samuel M. Day and a 
petition from eighteen property owners in the area. 

T. B. Watson, husband of the applicant, said that the zoning when 
he purchased the upland property seven years ago (and the present 
zoning) qualified it for use as a marina, the city had issued dock 
permit, that adjacent to his property on the east was a large 
marina in operation under state permit, and that the proposed dock 
four feet wide extending 450 feet from the shore (the same distance 
as adjacent dock) would not infringe on rights of adjacent neighbors 
or the public. Further, he said his existing dock 125 feet long 
would be removed and he would construct nothing to obstruct the 
view. 

Commissioner Conner said that the applicant should be entitled 
to construct a dock similar to others in the area, providing for 
adequate turning space in the river. Governor Bryant felt that 
making this application the cut-off point could not be justified. 

Upon motion by Mr. Kynes, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of commercial dock permit for §100.00 proces- 
sing fee, subject to the requirement that plans prepared by a 
registered engineer be submitted for approval of the Director. 



GULF COUNTY - Florida Board of Conservation recommended approval 
of application by the Port St. Joe Junior Chamber of Commerce to 
construct an artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico 7320 yards 
west of St. Joseph Peninsula at North Latitude 29°50'24" and 
West Longitude 85°29'18" in water approximately 40 feet in depth. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
artificial reef permit for the usual $50.00 processing fee. 



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MARTIN COUNTY - Greenlees, Arbogast and Montgomery, Inc., made 
application on behalf of Fred C. Hieber, Harbor Motel and Boatel, 
for permit for construction of a commercial dock in the St. Lucie 
River North Fork at property described as Block "B" of Riverside 
Park Subdivision in Stuart, Martin County, Florida. All require- 
ments were submitted and Staff recommended approval. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
commercial dock permit for $100.00 processing fee. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - The City of Sarasota made application for permit 
to construct a commercial dock in John Ringling Causeway Park in 
the City of Sarasota in Sarasota Bay. The dock will permit access 
to the comfort and bait facility newly constructed in the right of 
way with the approval of the State Road Department. All require- 
ments were submitted and the Staff recommended approval. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
commercial dock permit to the City of Sarasota for $100.00 
processing fee. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - On August 4, 1964, the Pinellas County Water and 
Navigation Control Authority approved an emergency dredge-only 
application presented by Leo M. Butler for C. L. Rinaldi. The dredge 
permit, No. DO-98, covered removal of 6000 cubic yards of fill 
material from St. Joseph Sound to be placed on applicant's twenty- 
one upland lots in Blocks 8, 11, 12 and 15 of Rialto Beach Subdi- 
vision, Caladesi Island in Pinellas County. The project, classed 
as emergency because the upland was in imminent danger of a break- 
through by erosion, was considered at Staff level and the work was 
authorized. Staff requested approval of the action and acceptance 
of Mr. Rinaldi* s check in payment for the 6000 cubic yards of material 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the dredge permit 
and accepted payment in the amount of $300.00 from Mr. Rinaldi 
for purchase of the material. 



BROWARD COUNTY - The State Road Department advised that provisions 
of Florida law for a limited access highway were not satisfied by 
the dedication approved by the Trustees on February 18, 1964, for 
public road construction of State Road No. 838 or the Everglades 
Parkway over lands owned by the Trustees in Township 50 South, Range 
36 East; Hiatus between Township 49 South, Ranges 36 and 37 East; 
Township 49 South, Range 37 East; Township 49 South, Range 38 East; 
and Township 49 South, Range 39 East, all in Broward County. The 
Department relinquished the dedication and made application for 
(1) fee simple title covering the lands included in the roadway 
right of way and (2) an easement covering areas required for borrow 
canal . 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees granted the request 
of the State Road Department for deed and easement, with both instru- 
ments to show the areas described therein subject to surface rights 
formerly granted to Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District. 



BROWARD COUNTY - William Gundlach on behalf of the present owner, Nolan 
C. Aspinwall, applied for deed to correct description in Trustees' Deed 
19775-A dated June 12, 1951, which described two parcels of submerged 



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land, Parcel 1 containing 0.79 acre now owned by Mr. Aspinwall and 
Parcel 2 containing 0.56 acre now within the right of way for Brook 
Memorial Causeway and in public ownership. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
corrective deed for $10.00 charge. 



GLADES AND OKEECHOBEE COUNTIES -Central and Southern Florida Flood 
Control District applied for temporary construction easement to termi- 
nate September 15, 1965, for shoal removal operations over certain 
portions of the Kissimmee River in Sections 2, 3, 10, 13 and 23 in 
Township 38 South, Range 34 East and Section 33, Township 37 South, 
Range 34 East. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees granted to the Central 
and Southern Florida Flood Control District temporary easement re- 
quested. 



MARION COUNTY -On May 15, 1964, a Staff field inspection was made as a 
result of complaints relative to an unauthorized dock and boathouse on 
state property at an arm of Lake Kerr known as Lake Warner in Marion 
County. The owner, Benjamin Snider, having failed to make proper appli- 
cation for the structure, the Director requested authority for the 
office of the Attorney General to take legal action to have the en- 
croachment removed. The Trustees examined maps and pictures of the 
protested installation. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees authorized the Attorney 
General to proceed with necessary legal action to remove the unauthorized 
dock and boathouse. 



MARTIN COUNTY -On January 15, 1957, the Trustees approved issuance of 
a deed which corrected an error affecting Parcel No. 2 in Trustees' 
Deed No. 21253 dated June 29, 1956, which original deed conveyed two 
parcels of submerged land in Section 22, Township 40 South, Range 42 
East. Subsequently, request was made by Louis B. Bills, one of the 
grantees in both mentioned deeds, for correction of description of 
Parcel No. 1 as originally conveyed. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of a second 
corrective instrument for $10.00 charge. 



MONROE COUNTY- Request was made by Paul Sawyer on behalf of J. Morgan 
Jones, et ux, the present owners, for correction of an error in Deed 
No. 21839(120-44) dated July 9, 1958, conveying to Carl Stockholm and 
wife 25.82 acres of submerged land in Section 31, Township 63 South, 
Range 37 East. As the use of "East" instead of "West" in one call 
apparently was a Staff error, correction was recommended without charge. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of corrective 
deed to the present owners without charge. 



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TRUSTEES' FUNDS - A loan of $100,000 was requested by Withlacooch.ee 
River Basin of Southwest Florida Water Management District, repre- 
sented on this date by Senator James E. Connor of Citrus County, 
Representative E. C. Rowell of Sumter County, Dale Twachtmann, 
Director of the District, and Rufe C. Wysong, member of the Governing 
Board. Purpose of the loan was to construct a low head water conserva- 
tion control structure to be placed at Carlson's Landing in the 
Withlacoochee River to conserve water in Lake Panasoffkee as long as 
possible in dry periods without unduly diminishing flow in the river 
and without being an obstruction in flood stages. Use of an inflatable 
neoprene structure was proposed. 

The Governor called attention to the estimated total construction cost 
shown in the engineer's report as $223,000 whereas anticipated funds 
from taxes and other sources was only $200,000. Also he advised that 
the Trustees would expect to receive the usual interest on the loan. 
Mr. Twachtmann said it was reasonable to believe that certain costs 
could be reduced. Senator Connor said that in view of benefit to the 
economy of several counties in the area of the river and Lakes Tsala 
Apopka and Panasoffkee, businessmen could be expected to contribute 
if any additional money should be required to complete the dam. 

Mr. Kidd advised that commitments greatly exceeded available money in 
the Internal Improvement Fund. During further discussion the Comptroller 
was assured that the entire amount of the loan would not be required at 
one time, but advances could be made as needed. 

Governor Bryant recommended (1) that the Trustees require a firm 
resolution from the Governing Board agreeing to repay the loan in a 
five-year period in five equal installments plus three per cent interest 
per annum on the money as advanced, (2) that a certificate be furnished 
from the engineer to the effect that in his judgment the proposed 
structure will accomplish the purposes for which it is intended, and (3) 
that money will be advanced as needed and as the Trustees have available 
funds . 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, seconded by Mr. Kynes and adopted, the 
Trustees approved loan of $100,000 from the Internal Improvement Fund to 
the Withlacoochee River Basin of Southwest Florida Water Management 
District subject to the three provisions above as recommended by the 
Governor. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the Director to invite 
bids for printing and binding 100 copies of Volume 34 of the Minutes of 
the Trustees, reproduction to be photo- lithographic process, with ten 
copies in full sheepskin binding and the balance paper cover stock uni- 
form with the preceding volume. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report No. 856 listino 
two regular bids for sale of lands in Columbia and Walton Counties, Chap. 
18296, and authorized execution of deeds pertaining thereto. 



DUVAL AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES -Upon motion adopted without objection, 
the Trustees authorized refunds in the amounts and to the applicants 
listed below, for the reason that the State Road Department did not 



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recommend release of the state road right of way reservations con- 
tained in the following Murphy Act deeds: 

Duval County Deed No. 481, $10.00 refund to Knight, 
Kincaid, Poucher and Harris; 

Hillsborough County Deed Nos. 3481 and 4606, $20.00 refund 
to Tampa Abstract and Title Insurance Company. 



ST. JOHNS COUNTY - Authority was requested for refund to Michael 
Lewin and Marguerite Lewin, his wife, in the amount of $3,200.00 
as directed by final decree in the Circuit Court of the Second 
Judicial Circuit, for the reason of failure of title to certain 
land conveyed in St. Johns County Murphy Act Deed No. 985 dated 
May 31/ 1957. The land was double-assessed as acreage (government 
lots or part of government lots) and also as College Park Subdivision. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of refund 
in the amount of $3,200.00 as directed by the Court. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




GOVERNOR 



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ATTEST 

""secretary 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
September 8, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Farris Bryant Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

James W. Kynes Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, minutes of the meeting 
on September 1, 1964, were approved as submitted. 



LAND SALES 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1539-05-253.12. On July 28, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from Kenneth A. E. Albury, abut- 
ting upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in 
the Banana River in Section 27, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, 
containing 17.94 acres, more or less, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Brevard County. Notice of the sale was published 
in the Titusville Star Advocate, proof of publication filed 



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and no protest received. 

Staff recommended confirmation of sale and approval of the dredge 
and fill permit as approved by the City of Cocoa Beach. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale at the 
appraised price, $750.00 per acre, and formally approved the 
dredge and fill permit granted by the City of Cocoa Beach. 



DADE COUNTY - File No. 1290-13-253.12. On July 28, 1964; the 
Trustees considered application from Joseph Arias and wife, abutting 
upland owners, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land containing 
15.0 acres, more or less, in Biscayne Bay in Section 7, Township 57 
South, Range 42 East, at Elliott Key in the City of Islandia, Dade 
County, landward of the established bulkhead line. Notice of sale 
was published in the News-Leader, Homestead, Florida, proof of 
publication filed and no protest received. Central and Southern 
Florida Flood Control District waived objection to the sale. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the adver- 
tised land to the applicants at $300.00 per acre, the price approved 
by the Staff Appraiser. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1504-16-253.12. On July 28, 1964, the 
Trustees heard objectors and deferred action until this date on 
the application by ZAB Ventures, abutting upland owner, to purchase 
5.52 acres of submerged land in the St. Johns River in Section 23, 
Township 1 South, Range 27 East, landward of the established bulk- 
head line in Duval County. The applicant submitted revised plats 
and descriptions for a reduced application area of 3.95 acres. The 
Staff recommended deferment for study of applicant's use plan for 
the submerged land . 

On behalf of ZAB Ventures, Gardner T. Gillette said that in submitting 
the revised application it was thought that objections were met, that 
the upland with residential deed restrictions was a middle ground 
between industrially zoned property and objectors' residential owner- 
ship, that the future change to industry in the riverfront area was 
recognized in 1957 and was not a recent thing; however, that the 
applicant did not plan to construct buildings on its upland but to 
bulkhead and build revetments engineered to eliminate eddying, 
reduce erosion and benefit the shipping facilities of the adjacent 
M & M Terminal Warehouse Company. 

Cleveland Miller and Hans Vige, for themselves and a number of 
other residents, continued to object to the sale as an encroachment 
and a threat of industrial development to the residential area 
protected by deed restrictions until 1977, and a possible danger 
by increased erosion of the river bank. 

Attorney General Kynes pointed out that even if the submerged land 
were sold to applicant, the deed restrictions affecting the upland 
were expressed, enforceable and a protection to residential property. 



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Governor Bryant also explained to the objectors that nothing 
the Trustees did could violate the deed restrictions, that 
zoning was under jurisdiction of the local authority and any 
filling of the submerged land would be subject to local permit, 
formal approval by the Trustees and permit from the U. S. Engineers. 
The Governor suggested that deed be subject to provision that any 
structures on the submerged land be approved by the Trustees, and 
prior to issuance of permit the Trustees' Staff would review the 
plans and make recommendation to the Board, to which Mr. Gillette 
agreed. Requiring such approval would protect the residential 
nature of the applicant's property and the adjacent ownerships. 

Upon mction by Mr. Kynes, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, the 
Trustees confirmed sale of 3.95 acres in the revised application 
at the appraised price, $250.00 per acre, subject to a provision 
in the deed that no construction would be commenced upon the land 
sold without the prior approval of the Trustees of Internal 
Improvement Fund. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1532-31-253.12. On July 21, 1964, 
the Trustees considered offer of the appraised price of $200.00 
per acre from Merilda M. Peckham, abutting upland owner, for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in 
Section 28, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, containing 10.806 
acres, more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line 
in the Ambersand Beach area in Indian River County. Notice of 
sale was published in the Vero Beach Press Journal, proof of 
publication filed and no objections received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised land to the applicant at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1533-44-253.12. On July 21, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application by John J. Fritz, et al, abutting 
upland owners, with offer of $425.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the 
Straits of Florida in Section 34, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, 
containing 0.46 acre, more or less, on Key Largo in Monroe County. 
Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of 
publication filed and no protest to the sale received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel of land to the applicant at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1535-44-253.12. On July 28, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from Whitney B. Atwood, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $425.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the 
Bay of Florida in Section 11, Township 64 South, Range 36 East, 
containing 8.0 acres, more or less, at Lower Matecumbe Key 
in Monroe County. Notice of sale was published in the Key 
West Citizen, proof of publication filed and no protest received. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale of the 
advertised land to the applicant at the price offered. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1488-50-253.12. On July 28, 
1964, the Trustees considered application from Charles D. 
Batson, abutting upland owner, with offer of the appraised 
price of $1209.13 per acre for purchase of a parcel of sub- 
merged land in Lake Worth in Section 34, Township 43 South, 
Range 43 East, containing 0.635 acre, more or less, in the 
City of West Palm Beach landward of the established bulkhead 
line. Notice of sale was published in the Palm Beach Post, 
proof of publication filed and no protest received. Central 
and Southern Florida Flood Control District waived objection. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of 
the advertised parcel to Mr. Batson at the appraised price. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1489-50-253.12. On July 28, 
1964, the Trustees considered application from Trevor Booth, 
abutting upland owner, with offer of the appraised price of 
$1209.13 per acre for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in Lake Worth in Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 43 East, 
containing 0.453 acre, more or less, in the City of West Palm 
Beach landward of the established bulkhead line. Notice of 
sale was published in the Palm Beach Post, proof of publica- 
tion filed and no protest received. Central and Southern 
Florida Flood Control District waived objection to the 
sale. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to Mr. Booth at the appraised price. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1555-16-253.12. Rogers, Towers, 
Bailey, Jones and Gay on behalf of Gulf Life Insurance Company, 
abutting upland owner, made application for a parcel of sub- 
merged land in the St. Johns River containing 0.78 acre 
abutting uplands in Section 44, Township 2 South, Range 26 
East, in the City of Jacksonville within the established 
bulkhead line in Duval County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertise- 
ment of the land for objections only, on the basis of the 
appraised price of $2670.00 per acre. 



MISCELLANEOUS 
SHELL LEASES 
Presented to the Trustees as a matter of information was 



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the following list of remittances received by the State Department of 
Conservation from holders of shell leases for the month of August, as 
follows: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount Reported 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction $ 7,073.79 

1738 Benton & Company, Inc. 14,301.78 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. 16,453.81 

1684 Edison Shell Company 57.15 

1917 Fort Myers Shell Company 546.45 

The report from the Department of Conservation was accepted. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Claude Davis and Robert Davis, lessees, requested 
assignment to the El Dorado Salvage Company of the exclusive salvage 
lease authorized by the Trustees on July 7, 1964. The Staff was of 
the opinion that assignment of such leases was not in the best interest 
of the Trustees and recommended issuance of a new lease in favor of 
El Dorado Salvage Company in order that primary responsibility would 
be with the original lease holder. 

Upon motion by Mr. Kynes, seconded and adopted, the Trustees authorized 
cancellation of the Davis lease and issuance of one-year exclusive ex- 
ploration and salvage lease agreement to El Dorado Salvage Company 
Covering the same area, for annual rental of $100.00 and bond in the 
amount of $500.00. 



The Independent Exploration Company of Houston, Texas, requested 
permission to conduct a gravity meter survey offshore of the west coast 
of the State of Florida. Map was furnished showing the area of the 
survey work for which the State Board of Conservation had issued 
Geophysical Permit No. 5. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Board approved the survey insofar as 
the interest of the Trustees extended, subject to receipt of evidence 
of approval from California Company and Coastal Petroleum Company, 
holders of oil and gas leases in the survey area. 



HIGHLANDS COUNTY - Approval and concurrence of the Governor and the 
Trustees was requested for sale by the Florida Forest Service to the 
Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County of the NE^j of SW^ 
of NE% of Section 11, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, containing 10 
acres, for the sum of $8,000.00, the value placed by the Trustees' 
Appraiser on the tract which was an abandoned fire tower site declared 
surplus by the Board of Forestry. It had been determined that the 
tract did not have recreational possibilities due to its location and 
high, dry, sandy soil underlaid with clay. The county intended to 
extract the clay for road construction purposes. No protests were re- 
ceived in response to advertised notice of the sale. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees and the Governor 
approved and concurred in sale of the land by the Florida Forest 
Service to Highlands County. 



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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - File Nos. 110 and 917-29-253.12. On September 1, 
1964, the Trustees formally approved an amended bulkhead line estab- 
lished by the County Commission of Hillsborough County by Resolution 
dated July 15, 1964. The amended line in Section 2, Township 32 South, 
Range 18 East at Dickman Island No. 1 corrected certain engineering 
errors made during dredging and filling operations. Gupton Engineering 
Company on behalf of Lyle C. Dickman requested new deed conveying an 
area of 35.27 acres included within this amended bulkhead line, in 
exchange for which Mr. Dickman executed a quitclaim deed to the Trustees 
conveying in one instrument both parcels included in Deed Nos. 21837-A 
(110-29) and 22820 (917-29) containing 37.3668 acres. No refund was 
requested. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the reconveyance by 
quitclaim deed from Mr. Dickman and authorized issuance of substitute 
deed conveying the area included within the amended bulkhead line. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1449-43-253.124. Upon motion duly adopted, 
the Trustees formally approved the fill permit issued by the Town of 
Sewall's Point to the Palm Beach Company to fill the 10.33 acre parcel 
of submerged land conveyed to said company under the referenced file 
number. 



MONROE COUNTY - The Board of Parks and Historic Memorials requested 
that Trustees join in execution of instruments granting to the United 
States the necessary rights of way and permanent and temporary spoil 
areas in Township 61 South, Ranges 40 and 39 East Key Largo in Monroe 
County, over sumberged lands and uplands along South Sound Creek, in 
order to provide better access to and from the John Pennekamp Coral 
Reef State Park. The Director pointed out on map of the area where 
the channel access would be improved. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized preparation of 
joint instruments by the Attorney General's Office for the purpose 
described. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Joseph T. Laterza, agent for Lake Worth Marina, 
Inc. , applied for permit to construct a dock over an existing rock 
jetty in Lake Worth within the middle one-third of applicant's 
waterfront property in Government Lot 3, Section 34, Township 44 South, 
Range 43 East. Division of Beaches and Shores inspected and reported 
that the dock would not infringe upon public or private rights. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of Commercial 
Dock Permit to the applicant for $100.00 processing fee. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Winston Pascell applied for permit to construct a 
commercial dock at Lot 16, Block D, Unit C of Bayside Subdivision 
No. 6, at Clearwater Beach, for which a permit was granted by Pinellas 
County Water and Navigation Control Authority. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of Commercial 
Dock Permit to the applicant for $100.00 processing fee. 



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TRUSTEES' FUNDS - Under the line of credit or loan agreement of up to 
$1,200,000 in favor of the Canal Authority of the State of Florida 
approved by the Trustees in meeting on July 7, 1964, an advance of 
$30C,000was made on August 7, 1964. An additional amount of $200,000 
was requested by the Authority on August 31 by letter and promissory 
note. Funds were available and the Staff recommended that the advance 
be made. Security on the loan was described as an open-end mortgage 
on the property valued at $1,500,000 declared surplus to the project. 

Upon motion by Mr. Kynes, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
advance of $200,000 to the Canal Authority of the State of Florida. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

OKALOOSA COUNTY - Application was made by Book Moore, son of the former 
owner on June 9, 1939, for conveyance under the Hardship Act of a 
parcel of land described in tax sale certificate No. 923 on September 4, 
1933, as the NE^ of NW% of Section 2, Township 4 North, Range 23 West, 
in Okaloosa County. Applicant offered $400.00 for the land. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved conveyance of the land 
to the applicant under Chapter 28317, Acts of 1953, for the amount 
offered. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



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ATTEST, 

" SECRETARY 




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Tallahassee, Florida 
September 15, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in the 
Board Room, Office of the Governor, in the Capitol. 

Present: Ray E. Green Comptroller 

J. Edwin Larson Treasurer 

James W. Kynes Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting 
on September 8, 1964, were approved as presented. 



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MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1431-44-253.12. On February 18, 1964, the 
Trustees deferred action on application by Roger Hill and wife, abutting 
upland owners, to purchase a parcel of land in Buttonwoood Sound in 
Section 28, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, containing 0.24 acre, 
more or less, at Key Largo in Monroe County. Objection to the proposed 
sale was withdrawn when the area to be purchased was reduced to 0.19 
acre. Staff recommended confirmation of sale of the smaller parcel. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm sale of the 0.19 acre parcel to the applicants at minimum 
charge of $100.00. 



DADE COUNTY - File No. 1541-13-253.12. Knight, Underwood and Peters 
on behalf of Isabel F. Cabassa, the abutting upland owner, offered the 
appraised price of $5081.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged land 
in Biscayne Bay abutting uplands in Section 39, Township 54 South, 
Range 41 East, containing 0.861 acre in the City of Miami, Dade County, 
landward of the established bulkhead line. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Larson and duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
advertisement of the parcel for objections only. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1460-50-253.12. Brockway, Weber and 
Brockway on behalf of Arnold A. Schwartz, abutting upland owner, 
offered the appraised value of $1573.40 per acre for a parcel of 
sovereignty land in Boca Ratones Lagoon containing 0.715 acre in 
Section 16, Township 47 South, Range 43 East, Palm Beach County. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green and duly adopted, that the land b3 
advertised for objections only. 



BREVARD COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County 
by Resolution dated August 20, 1964, relocated a bulkhead line on the 
west shore of Pelican Creek in Section 30, Township 24 South, Range 37 
East, where the original line had been fixed one foot offshore. 
Staff investigated and recommended approval of the line. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the bulkhead 
line as relocated and established by the Board of County Commissioners 
of Brevard County on August 20, 1964. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - Presented to the Trustees for approval was a bulkhead 
line established by the City of South Daytona, Ordinance No. 164 dated 
August 13, 1964. The line was located along the west shore of the 
Halifax River from the common corporate boundary line between the 
Cities of Daytona Beach and South Daytona on the north to the common 
corporate boundary line between the Cities of Port Orange and South 
Daytona on the south. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson and duly adopted that the Trustees 
formally approve the bulkhead line as established by the City of South 
Daytona in Volusia County, on August 13, 1964. 



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BREVARD COUNTY - Kenneth A. E. Albury requested permit to remove 
53,950 cubic yards of fill material from the Banana River to be 
used to improve applicant's upland Lots 4 through 12, Banana River 
Estates, in Government Lots 2 and 3, Section 27, Township 24 South, 
Range 37 East, Brevard County. Applicant offered $1,679.00 representing 
payment at the standard rate for the fill material. Staff recommended 
that permit contain restrictions of the area to be dredged in order 
to protect Hall's Island which was dedicated to the county on January 14, 
1964. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved issuance of permit to 
remove the material requested at the price offered, subject to provision 
that no dredging be done within 400 feet of Hall's Island. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Lake Poinsett Corporation applied for permit to 
remove 133,000 cubic yards of fill material from Newfound Harbor north 
of State Road No. 520 to be used to improve applicant's upland in 
Section 30, Township 24 South, Range 37 East. Applicant offered 
$2,930.00, representing payment at the standard rate for the fill 
material. Considerable dredging had been done in this area for develop- 
ment of the County Recreation Island and the Trustees' Staff recommended 
that a waiver of objection be secured from Brevard County Recreation 
Department. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Larson and duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
issuance of permit for removal of the material requested at the price 
offered, subject to concurrence by Brevard County. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Representative James H. Pruitt of Brevard County and 
Miss Anne Florin, President of Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce and 
President of Council of Chambers of Commerce of South Brevard County 
presented request that the submerged bottoms, islands or sand bars 
filled by the Sebastian Inlet District, be held by the State of Florida 
to be used and developed as a State Park and Recreation Area. Mr. 
Pruitt filed resolutions from the Board of County Commissioners of 
Brevard County, the Town Commission of the Town of Melbourne Beach and 
Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce. 

Mr. Kidd said that some filling had been accomplished without permits, 
that riparian rights of upland owners were involved, that the Staff 
and Assistant Attorney General Parker were working out land requirements 
on the north and south sides of Sebastian Inlet and a negotiated pro- 
posal would be presented for consideration by the Trustees soon. 

The resolutions were received for filing and no action was taken. 



DUVAL, NASSAU. ST. JOHNS, FLAGLER AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES - The United 
States Army Corps of Engineers requested temporary easement on the 
land between high and low water marks of the Atlantic coast beaches 
in Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Flagler and Volusia Counties for emergency 
restoration work. Request for similar emergency measures was approved 
by the Trustees on January 3, 1963. Recent hurricane Dora and resulting 
coastal damage necessitated additional restoration or protective work. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, the 
Trustees authorized easement for one year to the United States for the 
purpose requested. 



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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1424-31-253.124. Upon motion duly 
adopted, the Trustees formally approved fill permit issued by the City 
of Sebastian, Indian River County, under date of September 1, 1964, 
to fill the 0.82 acre parcel of submerged land in the Indian River 
which was conveyed to Ole Aslaksen under the referenced file number. 



LAKE COUNTY - Herbert J. Schroedel applied for permit to remove 500 
cubic yards of fill material from Lake Minneola to improve his upland 
property in Section 18, Township 22 South, Range 26 East. The Game 
and Fresh Water Fish Commission recommended granting of the permit 
subject to standard regulations. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of permit 
to Mr. Schroedel for $25.00 charge for the fill material. 



The Florida World's Fair Authority, Inc., represented by Comer Kimball, 
President, Raymond K. Mason, Treasurer, and Don Shoemaker, Secretary, 
were present in the interest of securing a loan of $400,000.00. Letter 
of Agreement dated September 15, 1964, pledged as security a lien on 
$100,000.00 of said amount in cash plus first mortgage rights on all 
personal and real property owned by the Authority, with interest rate 
of 3% and loan to be repaid prior to December 31, 1965. 

Mr. Kimball said that the exhibit, designed in order to be as nearly 
self-supporting as possible, had contributed greatly co the State of 
Florida in advertisement. He discussed organization of the Florida 
World's Fair Authority under Legislative Act, financing, construction 
and operating costs, and future possibilities for use of the various 
parts of the exhibit after the two-year period of the World's Fair. 

The Trustees expressed a desire to help but, in view of the fact that 
Internal Improvement Funds were over- committed, the source of the 
requested loan was uncertain. Mr. Conner said that it was important 
that the Authority's negotiations with the general contractors be 
brought to a conclusion and then an effort would be made by the 
State to provide the requested loan. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that, subject to approval by the Governor, the consensus of the Trustees 
was that the application for loan of $400,000.00 was taken under advise- 
ment, was approved in principle for negotiation of a loan from an 
appropriate state board, trust or emergency fund, subject to legal and 
other details being satisfactorily worked out. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized correction of 
minutes of the meeting of September 1, 1964, to show that $68,348.68, 
in lieu of $34,174.34, in permanent improvements would be guaranteed 
by end of the second year under the agricultural lease of Sections 24 
and 36, Township 46 South, Range 35 East, which was issued to Talisman 
Sugar Corporation. 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
obligate $600.00 for the purpose of having chemical analyses made of 
approximately sixty ore samples in connection with an appraisal by the 
Trustees' Staff. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



ATTEST 




SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
September 22, 1964 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 



Present: 



Farris Bryant 
Ray E. Green 
J. Edwin Larson 
Doyle Conner 



William R. Kidd 



Governor 

Comptroller 

Treasurer 

Commissioner of Agriculture 



Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion duly adopted, minutes of the meeting of September 15, 
1964, were approved as submitted. 



COLLIER COUNTY - On August 4, 1964, upon application by Sun Oil 
Company, the Trustees authorized advertisement of the following 
land for a five-year oil and gas drilling lease covering the 
reserved one-half interest of the Trustees in the underlying 
petroleum and petroleum products: 

NW^ of SE*s of Section 30, Township 46 South, Range 

29 East, 40.0 acres, and 

NW^ of NW^$ of Section 5, Township 46 South, Range 

30 East, 40.0 acres, 

comprising 40 net mineral acres. 

Legal notices were published pursuant to law in the Tallahassee 
Democrat and the Collier County News calling for sealed competitive 
bids to be opened at 10:00 A.M. on this date, and proofs of publi- 
cation were filed in the State Land Office. Terms of the lease 
included a primary term of five years, annual rental of $1.00 per 
net mineral acre, the annual rental to increase five per cent of 
such original annual rental after the first two years, royalty 
payments of one-eighth in kind or in value for oil and gas and 
fifty cents per long ton for sulphur, salt and/or other brines 
produced from said lands, lessee to commence and complete opera- 
tions for the drilling of at least one test well the first two and 
one-half year period of the term of the lease, all wells to be 
drilled to a depth of 7400 feet or to the top of the Lower 
Cretaceous, whichever is the lower. 

James T. Williams of the State Land Office said that pursuant to 
policy of the Trustees, evidence was required that a lease of 



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the remaining fractional interest was held by the successful 
bidder before issuance of lease. 

The only bid under the advertised call for bids was submitted by 
Ray E. Bray on behalf of the Sun Oil Company, a corporation with 
an office at Dallas, Texas, offering $210.00 cash consideration 
plus $40.00 rental for the first year, or a total of $250.00. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees accepted the bid from 
Sun Oil Company subject to the bidder's filing evidence that it 
held lease of the remaining fractional interest in the land in 
Collier County described above. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1494-05-253.12. On August 4, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application by Robert J. Malley, President 
of Pied Piper, Inc., abutting upland owner, with offer of the 
appraised price of $886.10 per acre for 2.37 acres, more or less, 
of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 36, Township 27 
South, Range 37 East, landward of the established bulkhead line 
in Brevard County. Notice of sale was published in the Melbourne 
Times, proof of publication filed and no objections received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel of submerged land to the applicant at the 
price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1481-44-253.12. On August 11, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application by Arthur B. Lujan, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of the appraised value of $300.00 per 
acre for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of 
Florida in Section 26, Township 67 South, Range 25 East, con- 
taining 104.68 acres, more or less, lying northeasterly, north- 
erly and northwesterly of Raccoon Key in Monroe County. Notice of 
sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed, and no valid objection received. The Department of Conser- 
vation inspected and reported favorably on the proposed sale. 

Mr. Kidd said that sale was recommended on the basis of the 
Court's determination of upland ownership, that the area was 
southwest of Boca Chica Airfield and the applicant would create 
a channel and improve accessibility. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised land to the applicant at the appraised price. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1522-50-253.12. On August 11, 
1964, the Trustees considered application by Jules T. Gradison, 
et ux, et al, abutting upland owners, with offer of the appraised 
price of $1934.50 per acre for a parcel of submerged land in 
Jupiter Sound in Section 30, Township 40 South, Range 43 East, 
containing 1.02 acres, more or less, in the Gomez Grant landward 
of the established bulkhead line in Palm Beach County. Notice 
of sale was published in the Palm Beach Post, proof of publi- 
cation filed and no protest received. Central and Southern 
Florida Flood Control District waived objection to the 
sale . 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicants at the appraised price. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1523-50-253.12. On August 11, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application by Rita J. Gradison, abutting upland 
owner, with offer of the appraised price of $1934.50 per acre for a 
parcel of submerged land in Jupiter Sound in Section 30, Township 40 
South, Range 43 East, containing 0.88 acre, more or less, in the 
Gomez Grant and landward of the established bulkhead line in Palm 
Beach County. Notice of sale was published in the Palm Beach Post, 
proof of publication filed and no protest received. Central and 
Southern Florida Flood Control District waived objections. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



APPLICATIONS TO PURCHASE LAND 

The following two applications were presented from abutting upland owners 
for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their ownerships: 

1. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1556-50-253.12. Brockway, Weber and 
Brockway on behalf of Paul M. Taylor et ux, offered $1209.13 per 
acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged 
land in Lake Worth containing 0.418 acre in Section 34, Township 43 
South, Range 43 West, in the City of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach 
County, landward of the established bulkhead line. 

2. VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1558-64-253.12. Kinsey, Vincent and Pyle 
on behalf of Carmel Investments, Ltd., offered the appraised price 
of $1250.00 per acre, or $100.00 minimum in this instance, for a 
parcel of submerged land in the Halifax River in Section 14, 
Township 14 South, Range 32 East, containing 0.08 acre in the City 
of Ormond Beach, Volusia County, landward of the established bulk- 
head line. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the parcels of land 
in the two applications above advertised for objections only. 



MISCELLANEOUS 



BREVARD COUNTY - The City of Eau Gallie by Resolution No. 444 dated 
August 24, 1964, requested perpetual easement for construction and 
maintenance of a pipe line for city water supply purposes over a 
parcel of the submerged bottoms of Lake Washington 300 feet in width 
extending from the west boundary of Government Lot 2 of Section 9 to 
a point 3100 feet westerly thereof, containing 21.4 acres in Sections 8 
and 9, Township 27 South, Range 36 East, Brevard County. The city 
was condemning the uplands to which the parcel was riparian. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of easement for construction and maintenance of pipe line for 
city water supply purposes over the land requested. 



BROWARD COUNTY - Davis and Craven, Inc., on behalf of Aspinwall and 
Company, Inc. , applied for commercial dock permit to construct a 
marginal wharf and fender pilings in the Intracoastal Waterway at 



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applicant's property immediately south of Seminole River and north of 
Southeast 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County. The 
State Road Department waived objection to the construction adjacent to 
the right of way. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of the permit 
for $100.00 fee. 



DADE COUNTY - File No. 1311-13-253.124. Upon motion duly adopted, the 
Trustees formally approved fill permit issued by the Department of Public 
Works of the City of Miami, dated September 9, 1964, to fill the 0.075 
acre parcel of submerged land in the Miami River in Section 1, Township 
54 South, Range 41 East, Dade County, previously conveyed by the Trustees 
to Wallace S. Kreidt and wife. 



DADE COUNTY - File No. 714-13-253.124. On this date the Trustees heard 
from the applicants, Malcolm 3. Wiseheart and Marshall C. Wiseheart, in 
reference to permit to dredge and fill submerged lands in Sections 2 and 
11, Township 56 South, Range 40 East, near Cutler, purchased in 1960 from 
the Trustees. On February 5, 1963, the Trustees considered the dredge 
and fill permit which had been granted by Metro Dade County and deferred 
action for further report. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service 
had protested to the U. S. A r my Corps of Engineers that the work would 
be destructive to marine life and the Florida Board of Conservation report 
dated November 16, 1962, concluded that dredging would affect at least 
400 acres of productive bottom and set a precedent damaging to marine 
resources. On August 10, 1964, the Conservation Department reaffirmed 
its objections to the dredge and fill project on the grounds that any 
issuance or extension of the permit or approval of the project would not 
be in the best interests of conservation. The Trustees' Director advised 
the Corps of Engineers that in view of Conservation Department objections, 
denial of the permit application (SAKSP Permits 62-278) was recommended. 

Mr. Wiseheart said that he purchased submerged land in 1960 adjacent to 
his upland, paid the appraised price, and expected to be permitted to 
dredge material without charge to fill the area purchased in accordance 
with the policy of the Board. He realized that some marine life might 
be disturbed but no conservation objections were made at the time of 
the sale and he felt that in law and equity he should have the right to 
dredge and fill in the amended area. He also planned to buy additional 
material to improve his upland. 

Assistant Attorney General Parker, upon being asked to advise the Trustees, 
said that the effect on conservation factors was usually studied and 
taken into account prior to the time of a sale, and that a sale probably 
carried with it the connotation that the purchaser would not be applying 
to purchase submerged land unless he could dredge and fill it. 

Senator Randolph Hodges, Director of the Florida Board of Conservation, 
discussed the great value of the submerged land in South Biscayne Bay 
in marine resources and the fear that approval of this permit would lead 
to others, ultimately ruining a productive area. 

Mr. Kidd expressed the opinion that no one had the right to dredge outside 
bulkhead lines but that it was a privilege granted if consistent with 
conservation. The current policy for sales does not guarantee that the 
fill material will be available. 



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Mr. Larson said that the applicant had not expected difficulty and had 
every reason to think that he would get a permit to fill when he made 
1he purchase; however, the policy had changed and the request for approval 
of filling was referred to the Conservation Department. Also, Dade 
County had been asked to review its bulkhead line with a view to preser- 
vation of marine life. 

Upon suggestion of Governor Bryant that what was decided in this case 
might be the basis for action in similar cases involving the Bay area, 
the Trustees postponed decision pending report by the Staff on other 
pending applications for South Biscayne Bay lands. 



DADE COUNTY - Mayor Luther Brooks of the City of Islandia, Dade County, 
advised the Trustees that both Monroe and Dade Counties had agreed to 
undertake jointly the traffic and earning feasibility study for the 
Islandia project. Mayor Brooks thanked the Trustees for their for- 
bearance and patience in dealing with this project and stated that in 
his judgment the program was well under way. 



ESCAMBIA COUNTY - The State Road Department requested dedication of a 
parcel of submerged land in the Perdido River in Section 25, Township 1 
North, Range 32 West, for road and bridge construction purposes on State 
Road No. 8 (Interstate 10), being a strip 150 feet each side of the 
centerline of said road extending from the easterly shore line to the 
center of the channel, or the Alabama State Line. The right of way on 
the upland was being acquired by the Road Department. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved dedication of the parcel 
of Escambia County land to the State Road Department. 



HIGHLANDS COUNTY - F. 0. Heyder made application to the Trustees on 
December 30, 1963, for 405 cubic yards of fill material from Lake 
Placid (Lake Childs) to improve his upland Lot 7, Block 2, Harris Camp- 
sites, Lake Placid. He made no application for approval by the Game 
and Fresh Water Fish Commission and the Trustees' Office on January 9, 
1964, deposited his check in the amount of $25.00 pending receipt of 
all requirements. The applicant, upon being notified by letter of 
June 29, 1964, of the status of his application, replied that his con- 
tractor advised that the application to the Trustees and payment of the 
fee were the only steps necessary, and the work had been completed. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved issuance of after-the-fact 
permit to Mr. Heyder for the work done. 



MANATEE COUNTY - Report was made of a field examination authorized by 
the Trustees on July 2, 1963, made by a registered land surveyor under 
instructions issued by the Trustees' Chief Cadastral Surveyor, to 
determine the existence and location of the mean high water lines which 
might exist in the mangrove or marsh areas marginal to Government Lots 3 
and 4 in Section 27, Township 33 South, Range 17 East, Manatee County, 
long involved in litigation in Circuit Court Case No. 14711 Nina Washburn 
v. Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund. The request for examination 
was made by E. C. Kavanaugh, Jr., attorney representing the interests 
of W. V. Knott and Manuel V. Cowen. 



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The report and plats prepared by Freeman H. Horton of Bradenton, 
employed to make the field investigation, are considered accurate and 
sufficient to show and describe the location of the mean high water 
mark in relation to the meanders of subject Government Lots 3 and 4 and 
to further show that the manarove and marsh area bayward of said mean 
high water mark are sovereign in character. Assistant Attorney General 
Parker said that the maps and information would be useful to the Trustees 
and he thought would be effective in the final outcome of the suit. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed the findings of the 
field investigation and adopted the report and accompanying exhibits 
as official records of the Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - Authority was requested to refund to Mrs. G. Lister 
Carlisle the amount of $300.00 which was deposited in lieu of surety 
bond required for issuance of Permit No. 1286 (G-16) approved by the 
Trustees September 22, 1959, for construction of groin in Big Sarasota 
Bay at Siesta Key. No complaints having been received during the five-year 
interval since the groin was constructed, the Division of Beaches and 
Shores recommended that refund be made. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized refund of $300.00 to 
Mrs. Carlisle. 



DADE AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES - Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, 
the Trustees authorized the following refunds to be made on account of 
overpayment on land purchase contracts: 

$28.65 to George J. Helker and wife, who paid up contract on 
September 3, 1964, on Dade County land; 

$19.73 to C. A. Thomas, who paid up contract on September 16, 
1964, on Palm Beach County land. 



OFFSHORE SALVAGE - Trustees' Funds. The Director requested authority 
to prepare a public display in the Trustees' building of some of the 
treasure and artifacts recovered in salvage operations. 



Mr. Kidd was instructed to secure cost estimates and report back to 
the Trustees. 

Also, the Trustees authorized $3700.00 to be used by the University cf 
Florida in the treatment and preservation of recovered artifacts which 
are how in possession of the Trustees' staff. 



The Trustees discussed briefly the application for loan of $400,000 
made by the Florida World's Fair Authority and approved on September 15, 
1964, in principle - without determining from what fund or trust the 
money could be loaned. Further details had been requested as to the 
exact financial situation. 

Governor Bryant advised that he would meet with the Authority and the 
information desired by the Trustees would be secured within a week if 
possible. 



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SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees approved 
Report No. 857 listing one regular bid for sale of Murphy Act land in 
Marion County, and authorized execution of deed pertaining thereto. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



ATTEST 



.J^~y^Z^^2^ 



SECRETARY 




M^jj ,. 



GOVERNOR 





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Tallahassee, Florida 
September 29, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in the 
Board Room of the Governor's Office in the Capitol. 



Present; 



Farris Bryant 
Ray E. Green 
James W. Kynes 
Doyle Conner 



Governor 
Comptroller 
Attorney General 
Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion duly adopted, the mintues of the meeting of September 22, 
1964, were approved as presented. 



The following two applications were presented from abutting upland owners 
for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their ownerships: 

1. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1564-50-253.12. Brockway, Weber and 
Brockway on behalf of Laurance G. Newman offered $1209.13, per 
acre, the price approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of 
submerged land in Lake Worth in Section 34, Township 43 South, 
Range 43 East, containing 0.642 acre in the City of West Palm Beach 
landward of the established bulkhead line. 

2. SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1491-58-253.12. A. Bradford Smith, on 
behalf of George M. Traber, Jr., and Martha A. Hoehl, offered the 
appraised value of $500.00 per acre, or $100.00 minimum in each 
instance, for two contiguous parcels containing 0.05 and 0.16 acre, 
totalling 0.21 acres, more or less, in Section 26, Township 38 
South, Range 18 East, in Blackburn Bay landward of the established 
bulkhead line. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement of the 
parcels of Jand in the applications above, for objections only. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Staff recommended approval of a bulkhead line established 
by Resolution dated August 20, 1964, of the Board of County Commissioners 
of Brevard County. The bulkhead line was located offshore from part of 
Government Lot 2 in Section 32, Township 26 South, Range 37 East, in 
Brevard County. Staff was advised that no filling was contemplated, that 
a breakwater was to be constructed along the bulkhead line to create a 
protected inland marina. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the bulkhead 
line as established on August 20, 1964, by Brevard County. 



DADE COUNTY - On May 19, 1964, the Trustees approved assignment of Lease 
No. 1177 from Harold Abbott and Leo Landis to Canaveral Groves Develop- 
ment Company, Inc. , subject to new assignee removing a small building 
built by a former lessee, which encroached on adjoining property owned 
by Eagle Tire, Inc. Instead of removing the encroachment, Canaveral 
Groves Development Company entered into a one-year lease with the Eagle 
Tire firm of the property covered by the building. The lease released 
any claims against the Trustees for damages, rent or charges arising 
out of the encroachment and provided for removal of the encroachment at 
the end of the lease without cost to the Trustees. 

Staff recommended approval of the lease arrangement worked out by the 
assignee and adjoining owner as satisfying the conditional approval on 
May 19, 1964, of assignment of Lease No. 1177. 

Also, Staff recommended that refund of cash bond in the amount of $1185.00 
be made to Ships and Power, Inc., the original remitter of the bond which 
was retained until the matter of the encroachment was satisfactorily re- 
solved. Such action was approved by the office of the Attorney General. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the above recommendations 
and refund of the cash bond was authorized. 



DADE COUNTY - Metro Dade County on behalf of the United States of 
America requested temporary easement to expire December 31, 1964, for 
spoil disposal and beach nourishment over a small parcel of submerged 
land in the Atlantic Ocean in Section 26, Township 52 South, Range 42 
East, for use in connection with the improvement of Bakers Haulover 
Inlet in Dade County. The easement would abut ocean front lots in 
Ocean Front Section of Bay Harbor, a subdivision as recorded in Plat 
Book 44, Page 27, Public Records of Dade County, the owners of which 
approved the easement in writing. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of temporary 
easement for the purpose requested. 



BROV7ARD COUNTY - N. B. Gagliano, Lighthouse Point, applied for state 
commercial dock permit to construct a marginal wharf and one pier with 
fingers and mooring piles on the southerly shore of Lake Placid in the 
v/aterfront area designated as riparian to his property, Lot 1 of Block 1, 
Lighthouse Point 2nd Section in Section 20, Township 43 South, Ranae 43 
East in Broward County. The Staff recommended approval of the appli- 
cation. 



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Russell B. Clarke, attorney representing an adjacent owner, Lighthouse 
Point Yacht Basin, Inc., also known as Lighthouse Point Marina, Inc., 
objected because location of the proposed pier would limit or interfere 
with the use of one side of one of the four piers at the marina. 

The Trustees examined map showing the piers of applicant and objector, 
heard . further explanation by Jack Buford who made on-the-site inspection. 
The objector was not present to be heard. It appeared that boats using 
the marina had been turning in the water area riparian to applicant's 
property and that construction of the Gagliano pier might limit the size 
of boats using one side of the marina facility. 

Mr. Green expressed the opinion that Mr. Gagliano was entitled to a pier 
permit and to use the water area riparian to his lot. The Director said 
it was a common problem where the shore line was concave. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the objection was overruled and 
the applicant was granted a commercial dock permit for $100.00 charge. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Harry L. Snavely applied for a commercial dock permit to 
construct a second pier in North Lake, an arm of the St. Lucie River, 
in front of his upland at Stuart, in Martin County. An adjacent owner, 
S. F. Stephenson, objected to the length of the dock as originally pro- 
posed. The application was realigned to conform to Staff recommendations 
so that the objection would appear to be no longer applicable. All re- 
quired exhibits and §100.00 processing fee were filed. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of commercial 
dock permit to Mr. Snavely for $100.00 charge. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - Stepp, Incorporated, made application on behalf of 
Daniel Amster and Ralph Antonelli for state permit to construct a commercial 
dock in the Halifax River at Lots 11, 12, 13 and 14 in Westward Shores 
Subdivision as recorded in Map Book 19, Page 151, Public Records of Volusia 
County, Holly Hill, Florida. All required exhibits and $100.00 processing 
fee were filed. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of commercial 
dock permit for $100.00 fee. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
purchase of the following equipment for use by the Staff: 

1 Horns Portable Beam Scale Model 300 HH, 

Price, delivered . . . $116.10 

1 New Polaroid Land Camera Model 100, 

Price, net $125.00 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

DUVAL COUNTY - Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees 
authorized refund of $10.00 to Clarence Nussbaum, President, Jackson- 
ville Heights Improvement Co. , represented by Herbert Panken, Attorney, 
for the reason that the State Road Department did not recommend release 
of the state road right of way reservation contained in Duval County 



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Murphy Act Deed No. 4369. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




ATTEST: 



SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
October 6, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in the 
Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 



Present: 



Farris Bryant 
Ray E. Green 
J. Edwin Larson 
Doyle Conner 



Governor 

Comptroller 

Treasurer 

Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting of September 29, 
1964, were approved as submitted. 



Governor Bryant announced receipt by the Board of the resignation of 
Director William R. Kidd to become effective when a replacement was 
selected by the Trustees and was prepared to assume the directorship. 
The members expressed appreciation for the manner in which Mr. Kidd 
had served the State of Florida in a position of great responsibility. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the resignation was accepted 
with regret and Mr. Conner's suggestion was approved that an appro- 
priate resolution be prepared for presentation to Mr. Kidd. 

Comptroller Green recommended appointment of Mr. Robert C. Parker to 
succeed Mr. Kidd and expressed confidence in his ability and his 
knowledge of the work gained through association as legal advisor 
to the Trustees while employed as an Assistant Attorney General. 

Upon motion made by Comptroller Green, seconded by Commissioner Conner 
and unanimously adopted, the Trustees appointed Mr. Robert C. Parker 
to succeed Mr. Kidd as Director, to become effective about November 1, 
1964. 



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APPLICATIONS FOR LAND 



The following applications were presented from abutting upland owners 
for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their ownerships: 

1. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1569-31-253.12. Charles L. Herring 
on behalf of Thomas E. Waggaman and wife, the abutting upland 
owners, offered the appraised value of $200.00 per acre for two 
separate parcels of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 
33, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, containing 2.63 acres in 
the Ambersand Beach area landward of the established bulkhead line 
in Indian River County. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1543-44-253.12. Neblett, Yeomans and Sauer 
on behalf of Ava M. Owen, the abutting upland owner, offered the 
appraised value of $1045.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged land 
in the Bay of Florida in Township 67 South, Range 25 East, 0.60 acre 
at the Island of Key West in Monroe County. 

3. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1563-50-253.12. Bullock and Castor on 
behalf of Jack C. Lee et al, abutting upland owners, offered the 
appraised value of $1934.50 per acre for a parcel of submerged land 
in Jupiter Sound containing 0.88 acre in Section 30, Township 40 
South, Range 43 East, Gomez Grant, landward of the established bulk- 
head line in Palm Beach County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the land in the three 
applications to be advertised for objections only. 



BULKHEAD LINES 



COLLIER COUNTY - Presented for approval was a bulkhead line adopted by 
the City of Everglades in meeting of the City Council on January 22, 
1964, located along the south bank of Barron River and along the shore 
of Chokoloskee Bay in Sections 14, 15 and 23, Township 53 South, Range 
29 East, Collier County. The county as sponsoring agency, the Federal 
Aviation Agency and the Park Service had requested that the Everglades 
Airport (shown on the bulkhead map) become a public facility. Trustees' 
Staff and the Board of Conservation conducted field investigation and 
recommended approval of a portion of the bulkhead line. Staff recommended 
that action be withheld on part of the line until negotiations on the 
Everglades Airport were completed and upon it becoming a public facility, 
that approval of the remaining portion of the bulkhead line be granted. 
Otherwise, Staff would recommend to the city relocation of the line. On 
the bulkhead line map the Park Service property was noted, which might 
be affected by extension of bulkhead line for land in private ownership. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved recommendations of the 
Staff and formally approved that part of the bulkhead line adopted by 
the City of Everglades described as follows: 

From the SE corner of the SW% of SW*j of Section 14, Township 53 
South, Range 29 East, run South 0°04 , 25" West, 1076.73 feet to 
a concrete monument, thence run North 75°49'50" West, 800 feet, more 
or less, to the new point of beginning, thence run along the estab- 
lished bulkhead line to the point of termination. 



MARTIN COUNTY - The City Commission of Sewall's Point by Ordinance No. 29 
dated April 10, 1963, relocated the bulkhead line along the west shore of 
the Indian River north and south of State Road A1A in Section 1, Township 
38 South, Range 41 East, in Martin County. Staff could not recommend 
approval of the amended line in 1963 because it encompassed submerged lands 

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held by the State Road Department for highway right of way. 

By reconveyance of part of the land previously acquired for highway 
purposes, the State Road Department reduced the right of way to 100 
feet each side of the centerline from the west shoreline riverward 
beyond the bulkhead line. All required exhibits were furnished and 
the Staff recommended approval of the amended bulkhead line. The 
Director explained that the Road Department was assured that the road 
bed would be protected by filling of the submerged land by the upland 
riparian proprietors. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the amended 
bulkhead line established on April 10, 1963, by the City of Sewall's 
Point. 



MISCELLANEOUS 



BROWARD AND DADE COUNTIES - Phillips Petroleum Company requested permission 
to conduct geophysical operations on lands owned by the Trustees in Town- 
ships 48, 49, 50 and 51 South, Ranges 36 and 37 East; Township 52 South 
in Ranges 35, 36, 37 and 38 East; and Township 53 South in Ranges 36, 37 
and 38 East, covering approximately 246, 880 acres in Broward and Dade 
Counties. Phillips requested exclusive permit for six months, option for an 
additional eighteen months, and agreed to furnish the State Geologist a 
shot point map indicating location of shot holes together with a map re- 
flecting other data upon completion of the operations, all this informa- 
tion to be kept confidential for at least two years. 

Subsequent to receipt of the application from Phillips, request was 
received from J. L. McCord for a two-year exclusive permit with work to 
begin six months from permit date, to make seismic and other geophysical 
surveys in Sections 1 through 24 inclusive, Township 52 South, Range 35 
East; Township 52 and N% of Township 53 South, Range 36 East; and Town- 
ship 56 South, Range 37 East, in Dade County which overlapped a portion 
of the area applied for by Phillips. Mr. McCord' s application offered 
the survey results as public information after three years. 

Lands in the applications were subject to surface easement held by Central 
and Southern Florida Flood Control District and an oil and gas lease held 
by Wendell Roberts which covered 24,830 net mineral acres. Therefore, 
before operations could commence the Land Office would require filing of 
consent of the District and Roberts or his assignee. 

Dr. Robert 0. Vernon, State Geologist, discussed the proposed survey, the 
value to the state of the data offered, and said Phillips agreed to begin 
work immediately and would spend a minimum of $75,000.00. It was also 
pointed out that the Phillips' application was received prior to the 
other request. 

The Trustees heard both applicants. Mr. McCord said that he would require 
at least six months to secure a contract crew to begin the work. N. E. 
Caldwell, representing Phillips Petroleum company, said they would like 
an exclusive permit and could begin operations as quickly as equipment 
arrived. 

Mr. Larson said the total acreage was so great that he would not 
recommend an exclusive permit to Phillips but that something should be 
worked out by the Staff and the two applicants. 

Without objection, the matter was referred to the Staff for negotiation 
and recommendation to the Board at a later date. 



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DADE COUNTY - Wendell Roberts, holder of oil and gas lease No. 1939- 
1939-S dated September 24, 1963, covering 24,830 net mineral acres at 
40 Mile Bend, requested consent of Trustees, in concurrence with the 
State Board of Education, for assignment of the lease to Barnett Serio 
of Natchez, Mississippi. Assignment provided for commencement of # drilling 
of a well to a dopth of 11,300 feet pn the lease area on or'before March 1, 
1965, and commencement of drilling of a second well to a depth of 11,300 
feet within fifteen months' from March 24, 1965. In event the second well 
was not drilled, assignee would re-assign lease to the assignor. Executed 
copy of assignment and acceptance were filed with the Land Office. 

Upon motion, duly adopted, the Trustees in concurrence with the State 
Board of Education approved the lease assignment to Barnett Serio. 



TRUSTEES ' POLICY - In connection with issuance of oil and gas leases, 
Staff recommended that the Trustees require each application for an oil 
and gas drilling lease to be accompanied by a fee of $50.00, to be used 
for payment of advertising and other costs, the fee to be refunded in the 
event advertising for lease was not authorized. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees adopted 
a policy of requiring $50.00 application fee to be submitted by applicants 
for oil and gas leases. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Cleveland B. Talmadge, City Manager of Titusville, 
requested approval for the city to cooperate with the County Commission 
and Brevard County Historical Society by allowing a historical building, 
Dummitt Castle, to be placed on a portion of the 22.2 acres of land in 
Section 34, Township 21 South, Range 35 East, dedicated by the Trustees 
November 20, 1963, to the City of Titusville for public purposes only. 
The building to be moved onto approximately one acre of ground would be 
sponsored and maintained by the Historical Society, no private concessions 
allowed, and after renovation would be used for meeting rooms and a tourist 
attraction. City had requested the county to draw up an agreement be- 
tween city, county and Historical Society as to location and operating 
requirements for the structure, to include any provisions the Trustees 
desire. 

For the record, the Trustees granted approval for the historical building 
to be placed on the land previously dedicated to the City of Titusville, 
for the use and under the conditions as described in the city's request. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted to the 
State Road Department temporary dredging easement to expire October 1, 
1968, covering two parcels of submerged land in the Banana River in 
Township 24 South, Range 37 East, Brevard County, necessary for securing 
fill material for construction of State Road No. 520. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Davis Engineering, Inc., on behalf of Realand, Inc., 
applied for 67,200 cubic yards of fill material to be taken from the 
Indian River in front of applicant's upland located 1.5 miles north of 
Canaveral Causeway, to use to improve said upland in Brevard County. 
Staff and Board of Conservation reviewed the dredge area and recommended 
approval. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized issuance 
of permit for removal of the requested amount of material for $816.00, 



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representing payment at the standard rate, 



LAKE COUNTY - Charles M. Pool, Jr., applied for permit to remove 2000 
cubic yards of fill material from Lake Minneola to improve his upland 
Government Lot 5, Section 14, Township 22 South, Range 25 East in Lake 
County. The proposed work was approved by the Game and Fresh Water Fish 
Commission. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of permit 
for $100.00 charge for the material requested, provided the work was done 
in accordance with permit regulations. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1524-43-253.124. Upon motion, seconded and 
adopted, the Trustees formallv approved the permit as approved by the City 
of Stuart on September 24, 1964, for filling the 4.7 acre parcel of sub- 
merged land in Sec. 32, T. 37 S., R. 41 E., City of Stuart, Martin 
County, conveyed to Outboard Marine Corp. under referenced file number. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Greenlees , Arbogast and Montgomery, Inc., engineers 
representing Stuart Tackle and Marine, applied for permit to construct 
a commercial dock in Frazier Creek in front of Lots 2, 3 and 4 of the 
H. W. Bessey Addition in Section 8, Township 38 South, Range 41 East. 
All required exhibits including $100 processing fee were received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of commercial 
dock permit to the applicant. 



MONROE COUNTY - Request was made by Jack Ankus, attorney, for a recordable 
instrument disclaiming any interest of the Trustees in a parcel of land 
in the City of Key West conveyed by the Trustees in Deed No. 19546 
dated December 23, 1949, with the usual statutory reservation of oil 
and minerals. The subject land lay within the area set forth in Chapter 
57-480, Acts of 1957, which act was determined by the Attorney General 
to effectively divest the State of Florida and the Trustees of any in- 
terest in the area, including oil, mineral and phosphate interests re- 
served in Trustees 1 deeds. However, applicant requested a disclaimer 
to be recorded in the public records. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of an ex 
parte disclaimer for $10.00 handling charge. 



MONROE COUNTY - The City of Key West requested (1) dedication of a 
parcel of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in Section 26, Township 
67 South, Range 25 East, containing approximately 6.0 acres, to be used 
for the construction of a permanent substation for electric power dis- 
tribution, and (2) perpetual easement over submerged lands in the same 
area for construction of an electric transmission line to serve the 
substation. 

Upon motion, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of the 
dedication and easement requested by the City of Key West. 



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COASTAL CONSTRUCTION PERMITS - In accordance with administrative 
policies and coastal construction regulations approved concurrently 
by the Trustees and the Board of Conservation on May 12, 1964, fifteen 
permits, as prepared and recommended by the Division of Beaches and 
Shores, were approved on this date by the Trustees for coastal structures 
in Broward, Collier, Dade, Lee, Martin, Palm Beach and Sarasota Counties, 
as follows: 

1. DADE COUNTY - Director, Public Works Department, on behalf of 
Metropolitan Dade County, applied for State of Florida Permit to 
construct a stone jetty into the Atlantic Ocean at the south side 
of Bakers Haulover Inlet in Dade County. The project, located in 
Section 26, Township 52 South, Range 32 East, was a public naviga- 
tion project authorized by Public Law 86-645. Authority to proceed was 
given on December 2, 1963, pending issuance of formal permit. Issuance 
of after-the-fact permit was approved. DBS (64-2) 

2. SARASOTA COUNTY - City Engineer on behalf of the City of Sarasota 
applied for State Permit to construct one groin at Payne Terminal 
and one groin at City Island, both locations city-owned and within 
city limits in Sarasota County. Project was recommended by the 
Coastal Engineering Laboratory, was inspected by the Department of 
Beaches and Shores and no objections were received. Processing fee 
of $100 was received by the Division of Beaches and Shores, surety 
bond requirement waived and authority to proceed was given on 

July 17, 1964. Issuance of after-the-fact permit was approved. 
SAJSP (64-126) (64-127) and DBS (64-4) 

3. BROWARD COUNTY - Davis and Craven, Inc. , on behalf of Jade Beach 
Villas, Inc., successor to Robert M. Condra, applied for State of 
Florida Permit to construct two groins at applicant's property in 
Section 7, Township 49 South, Range 43 East, Broward County. 
Field inspection was not made. No objections were received. 
Processing fee of $100 was received, bond requirement waived, and 
authority to proceed was given on March 26, 1964. Issuance of 
after-the-fact permit was approved. DBS (64-5) 

4. BROWARD COUNTY - The City Engineer on behalf of the City of 
Deerfield Beach applied for State of Florida Permit to construct 

33 adjustable groins with rubble mounds at end of 3 existing groins 
in the Atlantic Ocean in Section 5, Township 48 South, Range 43 
East, Broward County. Field inspection was made, processing fee 
and surety bond requirements were waived, and authority to proceed 
with construction was given on January 16, 1964. Issuance of after- 
the-fact permit was approved. SAJSP (63-357) DBS (64-6) 

5. BROWARD COUNTY - John A. Grant, Jr., on behalf of Delrado, Inc., 
applied for State of Florida Permit to construct 3 groins and rubble 
revetment adjacent to applicant's property in Section 6, Township 

49 South, Range 43 East, Broward County. Field inspection was not 
made. No objections were received. Processing fee of $100 was 
received, bond requirement waived and authority to proceed was 
given on September 12, 1964. Issuance of after-the-fact permit was 
approved. SAJSP (63-444) DBS (64-7) 

6. PALM BEACH COUNTY - Joseph T. Laterza, on behalf of Chauncey Brooks, 
Jr., (Lake Worth Marine, Inc.), applied for State of Florida Permit 
to reconstruct an existing rock jetty at applicant's property in 
Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 43 East, Palm Beach County. 
Field inspection was made and no objections were received. Processing 
fee of $100 was received, bond requirement waived and authority to 
proceed was given on September 22, 1964. Issuance of after-the-fact 
permit was approved. DBS (64-22) 



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7. MARTIN COUNTY - Gee & Jenson, on behalf of C. Douglas Dillon, 
applied for State of Florida Permit to construct 3 groins at 
applicant's property on Jupiter Island in Section 25, Township 39 
South, Range 42 East, Martin County, Processing fee of $100 was 
received, bond requirement waived and no objections received. 
Authority to proceed was given on August 16, 1963, and field in- 
spection since construction indicated no adverse effects. 
Issuance of after-the-fact permit was approved. SAJSP (63-560) 
DBS (64-8) 

8. BROWARD COUNTY - Davis and Craven, Inc., on behalf of Sea Ranch 
Villas, Inc., successors in the application to First National Bank 
of Fort Lauderdale, Trustee, applied for State of Florida Permit to 
construct 4 groins adjacent to applicant's property in Section 7, 
Township 49 South, Range 43 Bast, Broward County. Field inspection 
was not made. No objections were received. Processing fee of $100 
was received, bond requirement waived and authority to proceed was 
given on October 28, 1963. Issuance of after-the-fact permit was 
approved. SAJSP (63-696) DBS (64-9) 

9. BROWARD COUNTY - John A. Grant, on behalf of Hillsborough Inlet 
Improvement and Maintenance District, applied for State of Florida 
Permit to construct a jetty along the south shore of Hillsborough 
Inlet in Section 29, Township 48 South, Range 43 East, at North 
Pompano Beach, Broward County. Project was recommended by the 
Coastal Engineering Laboratory, processing fee and surety bond 
requirements were waived and authority to proceed was given on 
April 8, 1964. Issuance of after-the-fact permit was approved. 
SAJSP (64-151) DBS (64-12) 

10. LEE COUNTY - Budd-Wall, Inc., on behalf of The Gasparilla Inn, 

J. R. Swan and H. Rodney Sharp, applied for State of Florida Permit 
to install 9 Budd groins in the Gulf of Mexico adjacent to property 
of applicants in Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 20 East, in 
Lee County. Required permit fee of $100 was received, bond re- 
quirement waived and authority to proceed was given on June 25, 
1963. No objections were received since installation. Issuance 
of after-the-fact permit was approved. SAJSP (63-280) DBS (64-10) 

11. SARASOTA COUNTY - E & E Associates, on behalf of George F. and 
Mary F. Gibbs , applied for State of Florida Permit to construct 7 
Budd groins in the Gulf of Mexico at applicants' property in 
Sections 1 and 2, Township 39 South, Range 18 East, Sarasota County. 
$100 processing fee was received, bond requirement waived and authority 
to proceed was given on September 11, 1963. No objections were re- 
ceived since installation. Issuance of after-the-fact permit was 
approved. SAJSP (63-498) DBS (64-11) 

12. MARTIN COUNTY - Stafford and Brock, on behalf on W. 0. Johns, 
applied for State of Florida Permit to construct breakwater at 
applicant's property in Manatee Pocket, Lot 2 of the subdivision of 
Lots 13 and 14 of Hanson Grant, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 89, 
Palm Beach County public records. Field inspection was not made. 
No objections were received. Processing fee of $100 and surety 
bond in the amount of $3000 were received and authority to proceed 
was given on July 9, 1964. Issuance of after-the-fact permit was 
approved. DBS (64-14) 

13. BROWARD COUNTY - Davis and Craven on behalf of June Development 
Corporation applied for State of Florida Permit to construct 2 
groins at applicant's property in Section 7, Township 49 South, 
Range 43 East, Broward County. Field inspection was not made. 

No objections were received. Processing fee of $100 was received, 
bond requirement waived, and authority to proceed was given on 



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March 26, 1964. Issuance of after-the-fact permit was approved. 
DBS (64-17) 

14. SARASOTA COUNTY - Smally, Melford & Nalven on behalf of Steve 
Click, et al, applied for State of Florida Permit to construct 
7 groins in front of applicant's property on Casey Key in 
Section 35, Township 38 South, Range 18 East, in Sarasota 
County. Project was recommended by the Coastal Engineering 
Laboratory; processing fee of $100 and surety bond in the 
amount of $7000 were received. Issuance of permit was 
approved. SAJSP (64-479) DBS (64-18) 

15. COLLIER COUNTY - W. R. Wilson & Associates on behalf of the 

City of Naples applied for State of Florida Permit to construct 
3 groins in the Gulf of Mexico adjacent to Lots 7, 8, 9 and 11, 
The Moorings, Unit No. 2, all being in Section 28, Township 49 
South, Range 25 East, Collier County. The Coastal Engineering 
Laboratory of the University of Florida reviewed and approved 
the plans, $100 processing fee was received and bond require- 
ment waived. Objection was received from one owner of property 
located 1000 feet to the south. Protest was overruled and 
issuance of the permit was approved. SAJSP (64-479) DBS (64-21) 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - The Canal Authority of the State of Florida requested 
transfer of $300,000.00, being the third advance of funds under the 
Loan Agreement dated August 4, 1964, in the total amount of $1,200,000.00, 
of which a balance of $400,000.00 would remain. Letter and promissory 
note dated September 30, 1964, bearing the signature of W. A. McCree, 
Jr., Chairman of the Authority, were filed in the Trustees' office. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees approved release of 
the amount of $300,000.00 to the Canal Authority under terms of the 
Loan Agreement. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - In accordance with the instructions of the Trustees, 
the Staff negotiated an agreement for the loan of $200,000.00 from 
Trustees' funds to the Florida World's Fair Authority, Inc. The loan 
agreement constituted a first mortgage on assets of the corporation. 
Mr. Robert C. Parker presented copy of the agreement prepared by 
office of the Attorney General which formed the basis upon which the 
loan was to be advanced to the Fair Authority for the purposes set 
forth in the agreement, to be repaid with interest at three per cent 
per annum. Mr. Parker said that the agreement incorporated the 
terms and conditions which were approved in conference. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees authorized transfer 
of $200,000.00 to the Florida World's Fair Authority, Inc., under 
terms of the loan agreement prepared by the office of the Attorney 
General and approved on this date. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1542-44-253.12. Request was received from 
J. Bruce Vining for refund of $50.00 application fee submitted with 
application on behalf of John A. Gautier for purchase of certain 
submerged land in Little Card Sound in Section 18, Township 59 
South, Range 40 East, in Monroe County, the application having been 
tentatively withdrawn. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized refund of the 
$50.00 application fee. 



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TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Personnel. Authority was requested to employ 
Mrs. Nannelle Edwards as Secretary-Receptionist to fill a vacant 
position in the office of the Trustees. Director recommended a 
salary of $300.00 per month, which was below the budget salary for 
the position. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the employment of 
Mrs. Edwards effective October 16, 1964, at the recommended salary. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Staff requested authority to have a partition 
constructed in the Bulkhead Section office in the Elliot Building 
in accordance with a plan approved by the Construction Division. 
Bids were received from Leon Martin in the amount of $275.00, and 
from Lambert Construction Company, $249.00. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the work to be 
done by the low bidder, Lambert Construction Company. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

ALACHUA COUNTY - In connection with the four laning of State Road 
No. 200, the State Road Department requested conveyance of three 
parcels of land in Alachua County certified to the State under tax 
sale certificates as follows: Ctf. 6435 of September 4, 1933, 
Fractional Block 15, Original Survey of Waldo; Ctfs. 772 of August 
7, 1922, 694 of August 2, 1926, 6439 and 6440 of September 4, 1933, 
Block 23, Original Survey of Waldo; Ctf. 717 of 1894 and Part Ctf. 
6443 of 1933, Block 29, Original Survey of Waldo, in Alachua County, 
for which parcels the total 1932 assessed value was $300.00. 

Staff recommended conveyance without advertisement and public 
sale under Chapter 21684, Acts of 1943, at $300.00 for the three 
parcels. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
conveyance of the three parcels of land to the State Road Department 
as recommended. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
October 20, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room, Office of the Governor, in the Capitol. 

Present: Farris Bryant Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

J. Edwin Larson Treasurer 

James W. Kynes Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting of October 6, 
1964, were approved as presented. 



LAND SALES 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1553-31-253.12. On September 1, 1964, 
the Trustees considered offer of the appraised price, $200.00 per acre, 
from Katharine Field, abutting upland owner, for purchase of a parcel 
of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 33, Township 30 South, 
Range 39 East, containing 1.90 acres, more or less, lying westerly of 
and abutting Lots 16 and 17 of Ambersand Beach Subdivision No. 1 land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line in Indian River County. Notice 
of sale was published in the Vero Beach Press-Journal, proof of publi- 
cation filed with the Trustees. 

No objections were filed or presented on the advertised sale date, 
October 13, 1964, but a quorum was not present and the Director 
recommended confirmation of the sale on this date. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicant at the appraised price. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1554-31-253.12. On September 1, 1964, 
the Trustees considered offer of the appraised price, $200.00 per acre, 
from the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County, abutting 
upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 33, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, lying westerly 
of and abutting Lots 6 and 7 of Ambersand Beach Subdivision No. 1, 
containing 1.33 acres, more or less, landward of the established bulk- 
head line in Indian River County. Notice of sale was published in the 
Vero Beach Press-Journal, proof of publication filed with the Trustees. 

No objections were filed or presented on the advertised sale date, 
October 13, 1964, but a quorum was not present and the Director recom- 
mended confirmation of the sale on this date. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicant at the appraised price. 



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MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1482-44-253,12. On August 18, 1964, the 
Trustees considered offer of the appraised price, $225.00 per acre, from 
E. R. McCarthy and wife, abuttinq upland owners, for purchase of 11.47 
acres of submerged land lyinq southerly and easterly of and adjacent to 
part of Government Lots 1 and 2 in Section 22, Township 67 South, Ranqe 
26 East, Big Coppitt Key in Monroe County. Notice of sale was published 
in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed. 

No objections were filed or presented on the advertised sale date, October 
13, 1964, but a quorum was not present and the Director recommended con- 
firmation on this date. Mr. Kidd explained that the description furnished 
with the original application was revised to exclude a 50-foot canal 
easement on the southerly side of the proposed purchase. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the parcel to 
the applicants at the appraised price. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1515-44-253.12. On September 1, 1964, the 
Trustees considered offer from Rose V. Santi, abutting upland owner, 
of $300.00 per acre approved by Staff Appraiser for a parcel of submerged 
land in the Atlantic Ocean in Section 13, Township 62 South, Range 38 
East, containing 0.732 acre, more or less, at Key Largo in Monroe County. 
Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publica- 
tion filed in the Trustees' office. 

No objections were filed or presented on the advertised sale date, 
October 13, 1964, but a quorum was not present and the Director recom- 
mended confirmation on this date. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicant. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1487-50-253.12. On September 1, 1964, the 
Trustees considered offer of the appraised price, $1209.13 per acre, 
from Gordon A. Nielsen, abutting upland owner, for purchase of a parcel 
of submerged land in Lake Worth in Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 
43 East, in the City of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, containing 
0.789 acre landward of the established bulkhead line. Notice of sale 
was published in the Palm Beach Post, proof of publication filed in the 
Trustees' office. 

No objections were filed or presented on the advertised sale date, 
October 13, 1964, but a quorum was not present and the Director recom- 
mended confirmation on this date. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to Mr. Nielsen at the appraised price. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1540-50-253.12. On August 18, 1964, the 
Trustees considered offer of the appraised price, $1934.50 per acre, 
from Marshall J. Benjamin and wife, abutting upland owners, for purchase 
of a parcel of submerged land in Jupiter Sound in Section 30, Township 
40 South, Range 43 East, 0.267 acre, more or less, in the Gomez Grant 
landward of the established bulkhead line in Palm Beach County. Notice 
of sale was published in the Palm Beach Post-Times, proof of publication 
filed. 



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No objections were filed or presented on the advertised sale date, 
October 13, 1964, but a quorum was not present and the Director recom- 
mended confirmation on this date. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicants at the appraised price. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - File Nos. 1545 and 1546-64-253.12. On August 18, 1964, 
the Trustees considered offers of the appraised price, $200.00 per acre, 
from Emerald Isle, Inc., which applied for 8.5 acres, and from Ethel M. 
Polliard who applied for S.O acres of submerged land in the Halifax 
River in Section 13, Township 16 South, Range 33 East, landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Volusia County. The parcels were advertised 
for objections only in the News Journal of Daytona Beach, Florida, 
proof of publication filed with the Trustees, and no objections were 
filed or presented on the advertised sale date, October 13, 1964., 
A quorum was not present on that date and the Director recommended 
confirmation of sale at this meeting. 

The Trustees executed an ex parte disclaimer on February 12, 1957, 
covering all of the land area comprising Government Lots 1 and 2 of 
Section 13, Township 16 South, Ranqe 33 East, includinq any land lying 
westerly of the meander line recorded in the Public Land Surveys to the 
mean high water mark of the Halifax River. The two parcels of sub- 
merqed land in the two applications above lay within the area disclaimed. 
Due to certain title insurance problems the attorneys for the applicants 
requested quitclaim deeds covering the entire areas including the sub- 
merged lands advertised. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of quitclaim 
deed to each applicant for the consideration indicated as the cost of 
the submerged land advertised for each application. 



ORANGE COUNTY - File No. 1526-48-253.36. Harry H. Marvel on behalf of 
A. Jay Turk and wife made application for a parcel of reclaimed lake 
bottom land in Lake Conway containing 0.195 acre, more or less, in 
Section 24, Township 23 South, Range 29 East, Orange County. The 
application was approved by Lake Conway Water and Navigation Control 
District. Sale of the reclaimed parcel out to the 86.4 foot contour 
of the lake was in accordance with the policy of the Trustees. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale of the pprcel to 
the abutting upland owners without advertisement, on the basis of 
$500.00 per acre or $200.00 minimum in this instance. 



APPLICATIONS FOR LAND 



The followinq four applications were presented from abutting upland 
owners for purchase of submerqed lands riparian to their ownerships: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1550-05-253.12. Adrian S. Bacon on behalf 
of James M. Venable, Jr. , offered the price approved by the Staff 
Appraiser, $1000.00 for the parcel, for 0.49 acre of submerged land in 
the Banana River in Section 34, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line in Brevard County. 



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2. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1571-05-253.12. William R.Otey 
offered $756.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, for 
a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 32, 
Township 26 South, Range 37 East, containing 1.015 acres landward 
of the established bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

3. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1568-31-253.12. Lloyd & Asso- 
ciates, on behalf of Bertha M. Kjorsvik, offered $500.00 per acre, 
price approved by the Staff Appraiser, for 3.23 acres of submerged 
land in the Sebastian River in Section 25, Township 30 South, 
Range 38 East, landward of the established bulkhead line in Indian 
River County. 

4. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1537-44-253.12. Lloyd K. Johnson 
offered $300.00 per acre, price reported by Staff Appraiser, for 
two contiguous parcels of submerged land comprising 5.9 acres in 
Upper Sugar loaf Sound in Section 35, Township 66 South, Range 27 
East, at Park Key in Monroe County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the land in the 
above applications advertised tor objections only. 



BULKHEAD LINES 



BREVARD COUNTY - Presented for formal approval was a bulkhead line 
adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County by 
Resolution dated September 24, 1964. The line, relocated along 
the west shore of the Indian River in front of upland Lots 14 
through 21, inclusive, Second Addition to Indian River City, in 
Section 26, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, was investigated in 
the field by the Staff and the Department of Conservation. That 
Department did not approve a borrow area shown on the bulkhead map 
and requested opportunity to designate other dredging areas when 
fill permit was being considered. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the amended 

bulkhead line as adopted by Brevard County, and directed that the 

county be requested to delete from the official bulkhead line map 
any showing of location of borrow area. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Presented for formal approval was a bulkhead line 
adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County 
by Resolution dated September 30, 1964. The line was relocated 
along the west shore line of the Indian River in front of Lots 22 
through 40 inclusive, Second Addition to Indian River City, and in 
front of Lots 2 through 18 inclusive, Third Addition to Indian 
River City, all in Section 26, Township 22 South, Range 35 East. 
Field investigation was made by the Staff with the cooperation of 
the Department of Conservation, and approval was recommended with 
the understanding that dredging areas for recovery of fill mater- 
ial would be designated by said department. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
amended bulkhead line adopted by Brevard County and accepted 
the recommendation as to dredging areas. 



COLLIER COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Collier 
County by Resolution adopted August 25, 1964, established a bulk- 
head line along the north shore of Marco Island from the south- 
easterly corner of the Town of Marco in Section 5, Township 52 



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South, Range 26 East, to the mouth of John Stevens Creek in the 
southwest quarter of Section 10, Township 52 South, Range 26 East, 
along the approximate mean high water line. Both upland and adja- 
cent submerged bottoms were in private ownership. Field investi- 
gation was made by the Staff, Department of Conservation and the Game 
and Fresh Water Fish Commission, and approval was recommended. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved the bulkhead line established by Collier County. 



Also recommended for approval was a fill permit issued by Collier 
County to Marco Island Development Corporation to dredge .and fill 
submerged or sovereignty land in Sections 5 and 10, Township 52 
South, Range 26 East, conveyed by the Trustees in Deed No. 17748 
dated September 14, 1926, landward of the bulkhead line approved 
above . 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the fill 
permit under Section 253.124 Florida Statutes. 



MANATEE COUNTY - Presented for approval was a bulkhead line adopted 
by the City of Bradenton Beach by Resolution No. 177 dated July 2, 
1964, for the remaining waterfront property in the city on Sarasota 
Bay for which there was no established bulkhead line. The line was 
in Sections 4 and 10, Township 35 South, Range 16 East. Staff and 
the Department of Conservation made a field investigation and 
recommended approval of the line. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the bulkhead 
line adopted by the City of Bradenton Beach on July 2, 1964. 



MISCELLANEOUS 

SHELL LEASES - Presented to the Trustees as a matter of information 
was the following report of remittances received by the State 
Department of Conservation from holders of shell leases for the 
month of September, 1964$ 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount 

1917 Fort Myers Shell Company $ 913.88 

1788 Benton and Company 11,821.62 

1718 Radcliff Materials Inc. 16,122.26 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction 8,929.35 

1684 Edison Shell Company none 

The report from the Department of Conservation was received. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - On August 4, 1964, the Trustees authorized issu- 
ance of lease to Rubin Construction Company for removal of lime rock 
from Lake Okeechobee on a royalty basis, subject to the lessee's 
acquiring permit from the United States Corps of Engineers. Staff 
recommended that the Trustees rescind the approval for the reason 
that the Corps of Engineers denied the permit request. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees rescinded the action taken 
on August 4, 1964. 



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BROWARD AND DADE COUNTIES - State Superintendent Thomas D. Bailey 
and Secretary of State Tom Adams were present for joint consideration 
by the State Board of Education and the Trustees of Internal Improve- 
ment Fund of two applications presented on October 6, 1964, from 
Phillips Petroleum Company and J. L. McCord for two-year exclusive 
geophysical survey permits covering large areas of state land in 
Broward and Dade Counties. Phillips had requested an area of 
approximately 250,000 acres and McCord approximately 72,320 acres, 
of which 50,000 was in conflict with the Phillips area. Conference 
between the Trustees Staff, the State Geologist and applicants re- 
sulted in Mr. McCord' s modifying his application to cover only 
Township 56 South, Range 37 East, an area of 23,040 acres, more or 
less, in Dade County. 

Trustees Director recommended that permits be issued to the two 
applicants but without the exclusive feature. He said that the 
permits were in no sense of the word oil leases, but that to make 
the permits non-exclusive would eliminate criticism and remove any 
possibility that a company which had done seismic exploration under 
exclusive permission miqht have a more advantageous position in 
bidding for a lease. 

Dr. Robert 0. Vernon, State Geologist, said his only concern was 
for the state to get as much data and as many wells drilled as 
possible, and that the Phillips company had offered to make available 
certain valuable information upon completion of the operations. 

Phillips Petroleum Company was represented by N. E. Caldwell who 
requested an exclusive permit in order to protect the company's in- 
vestment, the proposed expenditure of a minimum of $75,000 and 
possibly a great deal more. He expressed doubt that his company 
would be in position to give the State Geologist the same maps and 
data offered at this time if Dermit were made non-exclusive. He 
pointed out that the Sun Oil well was completed about three months 
aqo but other companies had not applied for survey permits and that 
others would have opportunity to bid competitively in the event a 
lease was desired. 

Mr. McCord said he thought the Board's position was in the best interest 
of the state and he withdrew his application, indicating that he would 
resubmit an application and would offer information to the State 
Geologist to be held confidential for a certain length of time. 

Mr. Charles Ausley, an attorney of Tallahassee, representing Amerada 
Petroleum Corporation, opposed issuance of exclusive permit on the 
qrounds that he thouaht it was against the public interest and that 
it was implicit in the statute that any right relating to oil and 
minerals should be put up for competitive bidding. He said the 
Trustees could include in rules and regulations that lessees must 
make data available to the state and it was his understanding that 
the Amerada firm intended to apply for non-exclusive exploratory 
permit. He was reasonably sure that the firm's qeologists would 
give the state desired information. 

Members of the Trustees and the Board of Education questioned those 
present. Mr. Larson said he would oppose any exclusive permit or 
tying up large acreages, and he recommended definite stipulations 
of what the state should receive, to apply to all on the same basis. 
Mr. Conner suggested requirement of a prospecting fee. Mr. Adams 
said that information from exclusive exploratory work, if possessed 
by only one or two, might greatly diminish leasing possibilities. 



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Motion made by Attorney General Kynes , as amended by Mr. Larson, 
was that any exclusive permit be denied and that a committee com- 
posed of Mr. Kidd, Mr. Parker and Dr. Vernon be directed to work 
out criteria and minimum requirements to be put in the form of a 
contract under which the Trustees and the State Board of Education 
might allow non-exclusive exploratory geophysical operations on 
state lands. The motion was adopted unanimously by the Trustees 
of the Internal Improvement Fund. 



On behalf of the State Board of Education Mr. Adams seconded the 
motion, which was duly adopted in concurrence with the action of 
the Trustees. 

Mr. Caldwell was advised that no further action could be taken with 
respect to an application from Phillips Petroleum Company but that 
the committee would probably make report and recommendation at the 
next meeting. 



BAY COUNTY - Julian Bennett, attorney representing Walton N. Carter, 
Jr. , applied for State Commercial Dock Permit for the construction 
of a pier, wharf and docking facilities in the public waters of St. 
Andrew Bay in front of applicant's upland in the N*5 of Section 34, 
Township 3 South, Range 15 West. The Panama City Port Authority 
and adjacent waterfront owners filed letters of approval. 

Also, application was made for 2200 cubic yards of material to be 
dredqed from said location which would provide naviqable water depth 
for the new marina. Applicant offered $110.00 for the material to 
improve his upland property, representing payment for fill material 
at the standard rate. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
Commercial Dock Permit for $100.00 processing fee, and approved 
sale of the material requested for $110.00. 



BROWARD COUNTY - H. D. McGilvery on behalf of Canada House Club, 
Inc. , requested permission to construct a foot bridge and a bulk- 
head along the mean high water mark boundary of applicant's upland 
property in Section 29, Township 48 South, Range 43 East, on Hills- 
boro Bay in the City of Pompano Beach, Broward County. The United 
States Corps of Engineers interposed no objection to the footbridge 
and the concrete bulkhead was to be constructed along applicant's 
property line. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees granted permission 
to proceed with the proposed work. 



CLAY COUNTY - Mrs. W. R. Weigel, Sr. , applied for State Permit to 
remove 200 cubic yards of fill material from Lake Geneva at Keystone 
Heights in Clay County, for improvement of waterfront upland. The 
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission waived objection to the work 
under permit regulations. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized issuance 
of permit for the minimum charge of $25.00. 



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DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1570-16-253.129. William 0. Johnson and 
wife made application for a disclaimer under Section 253.129. 
Florida Statutes, covering 0.033 acre parcel of submerged land 
which was filled prior to May 29, 1951, in Goodbys Lake abutting 
uplands in Section 46, Township 3 South, Range 27 East, Duval County. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized issuance 
of the disclaimer for $10.00 handling charge. 



LAKE COUNTY - U. G. Briscoe applied for State Permit to remove 500 
cubic yards of fill material from Lake Minnehaha for improvement of 
his upland property in Lake County. The Game and Fresh Water Fish 
Commission waived objection to the work under permit regulations. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized issuance 
of permit for the minimum charge of $25.00. 



LEE COUNTY - Fred E. Dueker on behalf of River Forest, Incorporated, 
requested an easement across an oxbow of the Caloosahatchee River in 
Section 20, Township 43 South, Range 26 East, for the construction 
of a bridge to provide access to the applicant's development on an 
island in the river. By Resolution adopted September 23, 1964, the 
Board of County Commissioners of Lee County approved plans for the 
bridge and for its perpetual maintenance by a condominium type non- 
profit organization of those who owned lots on the island. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of ease- 
ment to River Forest, Incorporated. 



MONROE COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted to 
the State Road Department perpetual drainage easement over a parcel 
of submerged land containing 1500 square feet in the Bay of Florida 
in Section 27, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, Key Largo, within 
the bayward extension of the right of way of Jo- Jean Way according 
to plat of Tavernier Harbor as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 36, 
Public Records of Monroe County. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - The City of Sarasota requested that Dock Permit 
CD-660 issued by the Trustees on July 8, 1964, be modified to permit 
addition of a dock twelve feet wide by one hundred ninety feet long 
at the Island Park and Marina. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized modification of 
the dock permit without requirement of additional processing fee. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - The District Engineer on behalf of the United States 
requested temporary easements to expire June 30, 1965, for pipe line 
purposes over the extensions northeasterly of the platted rights of 
way of Mallard, Egret and Curlew Streets into the Atlantic Ocean and 
southwesterly into the waters of the Halifax River to the easterly 
right of way line of the Intracoastal Waterway, all in Township 16 
South, Range 33 East, Volusia County. Easements would be used for 
emergency pumping of material from the waterway to beaches damaged 
by erosion. 



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Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees granted temporary 
easements to the United States as requested. 



OFFSHORE REEFS - Attorney General James W. Kynes reported to the 
Trustees on an application made by Atlantis Development Corpora- 
tion for disclaimer or letter waiving any claim by the State of 
Florida to certain reefs offshore from Elliott Key in Dade County. 
The Board was concerned about stated plans to construct a gambling 
casino offshore from Elliott Key. The claim by the corporation 
that the area was outside the three-mile limit and the territorial 
boundaries of the State of Florida and the United States was 
reviewed by the Attorney General and the legal aspects were taken 
up with the office of the United States Attorney General. The 
Department of Justice in Washington took the position that the 
reef, if outside the limits of the State of Florida, properly 
came under regulations of the appropriate Federal agency. Mr. 
Kynes said that the Corps of Engineers, having jurisdiction over 
the navigable waters, would oppose any request for permit for the 
proposed construction on the outer Continental Shelf as an 
obstruction to navigation. 

The Trustees received the report as a matter of information. 



Upon motion by Mr. Kynes, seconded by Mr. Larson and unanimously 
adopted, the following resolution was approved for inclusion in 
the records: 

RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS, Honorable William R. Kidd, an Administrative Assistant 
to Governor Farris Bryant, by action of the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, at an 
official meeting held January 10, 1961 was named to serve 
on the staff of the Trustees as an engineer, and 

WHEREAS, during the time he served as engineer for the Trustees 
he was named by Governor Bryant as Chairman of the Governor's 
committee on recreational development and while acting in his 
official capacity as such Chairman he was primarily responsi- 
ble for bringing to the attention of the legislators and to 
the public in general the urgent needs and requirements of 
the people of the State of Florida for a substantial 
increase in recreational lands and facilities. In connec- 
tion with his efforts in this field he was able to forcefully 
bring to the attention of those in position of authority the 
benefits to be derived from the application of a new concept 
which would insure that the use of lands, waterways and other 
natural resources of the state for as many programs and 
activities as would be compatible and beneficial would become 
a reality, and 

WHEREAS, his untiring and dedicated efforts in this field 
were instrumental in the passage by the 1963 Florida Legisla- 
ture of Chapter 63-36, known as the "Outdoor Recreation and 
Conservation Act" and the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 
Number 727, which consisted of a proposed amendment to the 
Constitution of the State of Florida authorizing the issuance 
of revenue bonds or revenue certificates of indebtedness to 
acquire lands, waterways and related resources to be used in 
furtherance of outdoor recreation, outdoor resources, conser- 
vation and related facilities in this state, and 



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WHEREAS, pursuant to the passage of this proposed constitutional 
amendment by the 1963 Legislature he continued to provide 
leadership for informing the public of the importance of the 
approval at the election held in November, 1963, of this pro- 
posed amendment and due in large part to his efforts this 
amendment to the Florida Constitution was approved and now 
constitutes a part of the organic law of this state, and 

WHEREAS, on the 18th day of February, 1964, at an official 
meeting of the Trustees, the Director, Honorable Van H. Ferguson, 
announced his retirement, effective February 29, 1964 and the 
Trustees named Honorable William R. Kidd to succeed Mr. Ferguson 
as Director for the Trustees, effective March 1, 1964, and 

WHEREAS, the professional ability, training and experience and 
the knowledge he had with respect to all matters coming before 
the staff of the Trustees enabled Mr. Kidd to provide outstand- 
ing leadership for the staff during the time that he served 
as Director, and 

WHEREAS, on October 6, 1964, at official meeting of the 
Trustees, Honorable William R. Kidd submitted his resignation 
as Director for the Trustees to become effective on or about 
November 1, 1964, NOW, THEREFORE, 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees of the Internal Improvement 
Fund of the State of Florida do hereby extend to Mr. Kidd 
their sincere tribute for the outstanding contributions he has 
made to the people of the State of Florida in providing 
leadership in shaping new policies relating to maximum utili- 
zation of state owned and privately owned lands and water 
areas, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Trustees extend to him their 
sincere appreciation for the high standards he has set in the 
discharge of his official duties relating to matters which 
concern the Trustees and that each of the Trustees extend to 
him a personal word of commendation for his dedication and for 
his unreserved devotion to the discharge of the heavy responsi- 
bilities which were imposed upon him during the time he served 
as Director of the staff of the Trustees, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Trustees do hereby extend to 
Mr. Kidd their best wishes for his continued success as he 
enters into the private practice of his chosen profession. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Pursuant to authorization on September 1, 
1964, invitation for bids for printing and binding 100 copies 
of Volume 34 of Minutes of the Trustees, for the period from 
July 1962 through June 1964, was duly advertised and the 
following bids were received for work to be done in accordance 
with specifications furnished to prospective bidders: 

The H. & W. B. Drew Company, Jacksonville 

Estimated total $6,597.50, at $10.15 per page 

Rose Printing Company, Inc., Tallahassee 

Estimated total $4,875.00, at $7.50 per page 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees accepted the low bid 
made by Rose Printing Company, Inc., for printing Volume 34 
of Minutes of the Trustees. 



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SUB JECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report No. 858 
listing one regular bid for sale of land in Walton County under 
provisions of the Murphy Act and authorized execution of deed 
pertaining thereto. 



NASSAU COUNTY - The City of Fernandina Beach offered $900.00 
for conveyance of nine lots desired for industrial purposes, 
which were certified to the State of Florida under Chapter 18296, 
Acts of 1937, described as Lots 1 to 6 inclusive, Lots 9, 33 and 
34, Block 6, City of Fernandina Beach, Nassau County. 

Upon notion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
approved conveyance of the nine lots to the City of Fernandina 
Beach under provisions of Chapter 21684, Acts of 1943, for 
the price offered without advertisement and public sale. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 





GOVERNOR 



IRMAN 



ATTEST: 



SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
October 27, 1964 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the Office of the Governor, in the Capitol. 

Present: Farris Bryant Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

James W. Kynes Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



William R. Kidd Director and Chief Engineer 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting of October 20, 
1964, were approved as presented. 



LAND SALES 



DADE COUNTY - File No. 1541-13-253.12. On September 15, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from Isabel F. Cabassa, abutting 
upland owner, who offered the appraised price of $5,081.00 per acre 
for a parcel of submerged land in Biscayne Bay lying southerly of 
and abutting Lots 42 and 43 of Block "B" of Brickell's Addition in 
Section 39, Township 54 South, Range 41 East, containing 0.861 acre, 
more or less, in the City of Miami, Dade County, landward of the 
established bulkhead line. Notice of sale was published in the 
Miami Herald, proof of publication filed and no objection received. 
Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District waived objection 
to the proposed sale. 

Upon motion by Comptroller Green, duly adopted, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised parcel to the applicant at the 
appraised price. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1555-16-253.12. On September 8, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from the Gulf Life Insurance Company, 
the abutting upland owner, with offer of the appraised price of 
$2,670.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged land in the St. Johns 
River abutting uplands in the Izaac Hendricks Grant in Section 44, 
Township 2 South, Range 26 East, containing 0.78 acre, more or less, 
in the City of Jacksonville, Duval County, landward of the estab- 
lished bulkhead line. Notice of sale was published in the Florida 
Times Union, proof of publication filed and no objection received. 
The State Road Department waived objection by letter dated October 
20, 1964. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to the applicant at the appraised price. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1460-50-253.12. On September 15, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from Arnold A. Schwartz, 
abutting upland owner, with offer of the appraised price of $1,573.40 
per acre for purchase of a parcel of sovereignty land in Boca Ratones 
Lagoon containing 0.715 acre, more or less, in Section 16, Township 
47 South, Range 43 East, Palm Beach County. Notice of sale was 
published in the Palm Beach Post, proof of publication filed and 
no protest received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to Mr. Schwartz at the price offered. 



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3 parcels, 


5, 


.18 


acres 


R. B. 


Kuydendall 


0. 


.86 


acres 


Wayne 


R. Fischer 


0. 


.67 


acres 


C. E. 


Knobloch 


3, 


.32 


acres 


W. L. 


Collins 


0, 


.64 


acres 


C. E. 


Jess 





.39 


acres 


James 


W. Lukens 





.29 


acres 



SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 888-58-253.12 and others. On September 
1, 1964, the Trustees considered application from Walter S. Hardin 
Realty Company on behalf of the following seven (7) applicants 
applying to purchase nine (9) contiguous parcels of submerged land 
in Lemon Bay, comprising a total of 11.35 acres, more or less, in 
Section 5, Township 40 South, Range 19 East, Sarasota County. 

File No. 888-58-253.12 Alice S. Hackney, 

File No. 864-58-253 
File No. 1548-58-253 
File No. 903-58-253.1 
File No. 856-58-253 
File No. 900-58-253 
File No. 1549-58-253. 12 

The submerged parcels were designated in Spoil Area S-ll-C for 
temporary easements for disposal of spoil adjacent to upland 
property rather than to create spoil islands. The sales conformed 
with provisions of the Bulkhead Act and the Trustees' policy as to 
deposit of spoil on submerged land, and applications and fill per- 
mits were approved by Sarasota County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority. Notice of sale was published in the Sarasota Herald and 
proof of publication filed with the Trustees. 

Staff recommended confirmation of the seven sales at $475.00 per 
acre, the price approved by Staff Appraiser, and formal approval of 
the fill permits. 

Attorney General Kynes and Commissioner Conner received telegrams 
from Representative John W. Hasson of Sarasota County requesting 
that the three applications pending for sale of submerged Sarasota 
County land on this date be referred to the Director of the Conser- 
vation Department for study. As to parcels in Lemon Bay, Mr. Kidd 
said that the channel dredging would be done regardless of any 
study, that the question was on the disposal of the spoil, but that 
a week's delay might not interfere with the waterway dredging 
schedule. 

Upon motion by Mr. Kynes, seconded and adopted, the Trustees deferred 
action for a week pending study by the Department of Conservation. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1530 and 1531-58-253.12. On September 1, 
1964, the Trustees considered applications from Arvida Corporation, 
abutting upland owner, for purchase of two parcels of submerged 
land in the Town of Longboat Key landward of the established bulkhead 
line, 4.3 acres in Sections 22 and 27, Township 36 South, Range 17 
East, on the Gulf side appraised $1,750.00 per acre, and 3.7 acres 
in Section 22, Township 36 South, Range 17 East, appraised $700.00 
per acre. The land was advertised in the Sarasota Herald, proof of 
publication filed. 

Protest was received on October 26th from James D. Johnston who 
requested sufficient time and opportunity for a study to be made 
of the effect on the community of sale of the submerged land. 
Telegrams from John W. Hasson, mentioned above, requested deferment 
of the sales for study by the Conservation Department. 

Upon motion by Mr. Kynes, seconded and adopted, the Trustees deferred 
action for a week pending study by the Department of Conservation. 



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PINELLAS COUNTY - File No. 964-52-253.12. On July 25, 1961, the 
Trustees confirmed sale to Eleanor H. Merritt, abutting upland 
owner, at $500.00 per acre for 7.80 acres of submerged land in The 
Narrows in Section 12, Township 30 South, Range 14 East, and Sec- 
tion 7, Township 30 South, Range 15 East, Indian Rocks Beach, 
landward of the established bulkhead line. The applicant did not 
make payment to complete the sale and on October 8, 1963, the 
application was put in an inactive status subject to re-appraisal 
in event of re-activation. 

Applicant's attorney on October 1, 1964, requested completion of 
the sale. Staff Appraiser reported a value of $530.00 per acre 
which was accepted by the applicant. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees reconfirmed the sale at the 
current appraised price, $530.00 per acre. 



APPLICATIONS FOR LAND 

The following four applications were presented from abutting upland 
owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their ownerships: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1529-05-253.12. H. C. Kirk for 
Vacationland, Inc., offered $1008.00 per acre, appraised 
value, for 10.18 acres of submerged land in the Indian River 
in Section 26, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, in the City 
of Titusville landward of the established bulkhead line. 

2. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1538-05-253.12. J. Lewis Hall, Jr., 
on behalf of Ozier-Weller Homes, Inc., offered $2550.00 per 
acre, appraised value, for 2.2 2 acres of submerged land in 
Newfound Harbor in Section 31, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, 
landward of the established bulkhead line. 

3. MANATEE COUNTY - File No. 1572-41-253.12. James A. Howze for 
Lincoln Holding, Inc., offered $471.00 per acre, appraised 
value, for 2.84 acres of submerged land in Sarasota Bay in 
Sections 27 and 34, Township 34 South, Range 16 East, landward 
of the established bulkhead line. 

4. SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1561-58-253.12. Otto Pfundstein 
offered $475.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, for 

1.5 acres in Lemon Bay in Section 22, Township 40 South, Range 
19 East. The application was approved by Sarasota County Water 
and Navigation Control Authority, the area being designated as 
Spoil Area S-7 7F. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the land in the 
four applications advertised for objections only. 



GULF COUNTY - Deed No. 21975(233-23-253.12) On October 14, 1958, 
the Trustees confirmed sale of 420.75 acres of submerged land in 
St. Joseph Bay to Pick Hollinger, James T. McNeill, Jr., Gypsie A. 
McNeill and Ruth McNeill Walker at $1.00 per acre, subject to the 
condition that all the unfilled portion of said land at the expira- 
tion of the fourth year would revert to the Trustees and grantees 
would be allowed to purchase the unfilled area for $10.00 per acre. 
Deed was issued to the above named grantees on November 18, 1958, 
which deed contained the provisions setting forth the intentions 
of the Trustees as outlined above. None of the tract was filled 
within the four-year period and James T. McNeill, Jr., one of the 
grantees named in the original deed, applied for a new conveyance 
for the same tract. His application contained survey of the area, 



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title certificate showing present ownership of adjacent upland and 
check in the amount of §4,207.50 which was calculated at the basis 
of $10.00 per acre for the parcel of land. 

The Attorney General reviewed the file and advised that under the 
contractual obligations imposed upon the Trustees they should accept 
the proffer of the sum required under the terms of the original 
sale as authorized by action of the Trustees on October 18, 1958. 

By motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees approved sale for 
$10.00 per acre and issuance of a new deed. 



BROWARD AND DADE COUNTIES - Pursuant to action of the State Board 
of Education and the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of 
October 20, Attorney General Kynes discussed with members of the 
two Boards in joint session, today, the matter of geophysical 
exploratory permits to be issued which would allow surveys to be 
made on certain lands owned by the two Boards with particular 
reference to lands in Broward and Dade Counties. He stated that 
the committee composed of Dr. Robert Vernon, Mr. Robert Parker, Mr. 
William Kidd and himself, had met during the intervening week and 
had formulated recommendations which they believed will be effective 
in handling future applications such as those discussed at the 
previous week's meeting. Mr. Kynes indicated that he was presenting 
these recommendations to the two Boards with the understanding that 
in some instances the recommendations are not specific in nature for 
the reason that the committee felt in considering the final draft, 
the permit form should be prepared in such manner as to be appli- 
cable state-wide. The following are the recommendations proposed 
by the committee: 

That the State Board of Education and the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund adopt a standard form of permit 
which will be available for execution by any of the oil 
companies that wish to enter into such a contract as laid 
out in the form which will include the following stipulations: 

(1) for date certain - to cover a definite period of time 

(2) to be on a non-exclusive basis 

(3) a minimum cost to be spent on exploratory 

(4) a report of the survey to be furnished to the State Boards 

(5) the State or the Boards to be under no legal obligation 
to refrain from offering the lands for lease 

(6) a bond to be furnished. 

Mr. Kynes stated that in discussing this matter with Mr. Larson, it 
had been suggested that inasmuch as there are many thousands of 
acres of land involved, there should be established a sliding scale 
as to the minimum amount of money which can be expended in making 
these studies, since all oil companies may not want to investigate 
the entire tracts of land in which they are interested. Members 
of the Boards concurred in this suggestion. 

Following discussion among members of the two Boards, motion was 
made by Mr. Green that the Boards grant the permit to the Phillips 
Petroleum Company, pursuant to their application submitted on 
October 20, 1964, subject to the approval of the Attorney General 
and the committee as to the form of the permit which will be drawn 
up according to stipulations set forth in the recommendations of 
the committee. 

On behalf of the Board of Education, Mr. Bailey seconded the motion, 
which was carried unanimously, in concurrence with the action of 
the Trustees. 



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Mr. N. E. Caldwell, representing the Phillips Petroleum Company, 
was present and informed the Board that equipment was on the area 
in South Florida, ready to go to work if this action of the State 
Board of Education and the Trustees of the Internal Improvement 
Fund constituted approval to proceed. He was authorized to advise 
his company that approval had been so granted. 



COLLIER COUNTY - Rudolph Kratochwill of Fountain, Florida, applied 
for three-year campsite lease of a small mangrove key called Gullivan 
Key, also known as Little White Horse or Sea Horse Key, in unsurveyed 
Section 11, Township 53 South, Range 27 East, Collier County. The 
Board of Conservation waived objection to lease of the key, which 
was outside of Everglades National Park and subject to partial 
covering by high tides . 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized three-year lease 
for campsite purposes only for $100.00 annual rental, lease to 
contain a provision for cancellation by the Trustees after 120 days 
written notice. 



MANATEE COUNTY - On January 8, 1963, the Trustees authorized a 
field examination by a registered land surveyor under instructions 
issued by the Trustees' Chief Cadastral Surveyor, to determine the 
existence and location of the mean high water lines which might 
exist in the mangrove or marsh areas marginal to Government Lot 8 
in Section 34, Township 33 South, Range 17 East, in Manatee County. 
The application for examination was made by D. G. Haley on behalf 
of Laura E. Reinacher. 

Freeman H. Horton, registered Florida land surveyor, was employed 
by the Trustees to make the field investigation under direction of 
the Trustees' engineering staff. Mr. Horton 's report and exhibits 
accompanying it were received and checked by the staff and were 
considered accurate and sufficient to show and describe the loca- 
tion of the mean high water mark in relation to the meanders of 
subject Government Lot 8 and to further show that the mangrove and 
marsh areas bayward of said mean high water mark are sovereignty 
land in character. 

Pursuant to the action of the Trustees on January 8, 1963, Trustees' 
staff recommended that the report and attached exhibits be 
confirmed and made a part of the official records. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees received and 
confirmed the field investigation report and exhibits accompanying, 
and adopted same as a part of the official records of the Trustees 
of Internal Improvement Fund. 



BREVARD COUNTY - J. Lewis Hall, Jr., on behalf of Ozier-Weller 
Homes, Inc., applied for an additional 20,000 cubic yards of fill 
material under Fill Permit No. 1951, under which the applicant 
previously had purchased 80,000 cubic yards. The dredge site, 
riparian to applicant's upland in Section 31, Township 24 South, 
Range 37 East, was approved by the Department of Conservation. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale of the 
additional material requested under Permit No. 1951 for $400.00, 
based on the standard charge. 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File No. 828-08-253.124. Staff recommended 
formal approval of fill permit issued by the Board of County 



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Commissioners of Charlotte County on June 2, 1964, under Section 
253.124 Florida Statutes, to fill the 27.13 acre parcel of submerged 
land in Placida Harbor conveyed to Bert L. Cole. Original permit 
approved by the Trustees on April 11, 1961, expired April 12, 1963. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees formally 
approved the fill permit issued by Charlotte County. 



ESCAMBIA COUNTY - Santa Rosa Island Authority, an agency of Escambia 
County, applied for Commercial Dock Permit for construction of three 
docks in Santa Rosa Sound and permission to dredge into Little 
Sabine Bay to improve navigation at the entrance to a proposed 
inland boat basin. The location of the proposed work was the east 
and west sides of the Santa Rosa Island approach-causeway to State 
Road No. 399 bridge. All required exhibits and $100.00 processing 
fee were received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted authority for the 
dock construction and dredging. 



PINELLAS COUNTY -Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority approved a local permit for a commercial dock for E & M 
Apartments at Lots 23 and 24, Bayside Subdivision No. 2 at Clear- 
water Beach. Application was in order and $100.00 processing fee 
was received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
Commercial Dock Permit to the applicant. 



JACKSON COUNTY - Wesley C. Hosford on behalf of E. H. Parker, owner 
of lands in Section 18, Township 3 North, Range 7 West, abutting 
on OcheeseePond in Jackson County, requested permission to improve 
an area now flooded lying landward of the original high water line. 
He proposed to clear underwater growth and some trees and haul in sand 
for beach improvement. In 1933 a dam constructed by local land owners 
across the natural channel to an underground stream raised the 
original water level of the pond approximately 7 to 8 feet and 
flooded lands in private ownership. The Game and Fresh Water Fish 
Commission checked the area and approved applicant's project. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees agreed to interpose no 
objections to the improvement proposed by Mr. Parker. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized purchase of the following furniture from General Office 
Equipment Company to match existing equipment for use in the office 
of the Trustees: 

1 Filing Cabinet Unit for Credenza #CF-336 $143.00 
1 Cabinet, Full Door for Credenza #C-222-2 82.00 
1 Laminated Walnut Top for Credenza #CT-60 67 .00 

Total Cost, Less 25% $219.00 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report No. 859 
listing one regular bid for sale of land in Sumter County under 
the Murphy Act, and authorized execution of deed pertaining 
thereto. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




GOVERNOR 



ATTEST 



.<^&2^ 



SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
November 3, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the Office of the Governor, in the Capitol. 



Present: 



Farris Bryant 
Ray E. Green 
J. Edwin Larson 
James W. Kynes 
Doyle Conner 



Robert C. Parker 



Governor 

Comptroller 

Treasurer 

Attorney General 

Commissioner of Agriculture 



Director 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund and the State Board 
of Education jointly took further action regarding a matter con- 
sidered on October 20 and 27, 1964. Geophysical exploratory permit 
to the Phillips Petroleum Company was granted on October 27 subject 
to the approval of the Attorney General and the committee as to the 
form of the permit to be drawn up according to stipulations set 
forth in the recommendations of the committee. Said recommendations 
recorded in the minutes of October 27 set policy for future guidance 
for permits which might be entered into by oil companies desiring 
to conduct seismic geophysical operations on state lands. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Kynes, seconded and adopted by 
both Boards, the minutes of October 27 as to the above subject 
were formally approved. 

Trustees' Director Robert C. Parker reported that a revised form 
of non-exclusive exploratory permit was prepared revising provision 
numbered 9 which had reference to authorization by the Trustees to 
lease for oil and gas purposes any lands which were covered in a 
non-exclusive exploratory permit, and also providing that the 
effective date of the permit would cease, as to the lands being 
leased, at the date of the lease. 

Also, both the oil companies which were interested in the explora- 
tion work indicated that they were going to do certain seismic 
work and seismic tests. Attorney Charles Ausley, representing one 
of the companies, raised a question as to the meaning of the word 
"test" in the second whereas clause on the first page of the 
permit form. 

Upon recommendation made by Attorney General Kynes, the Governor 
directed that the minutes show that the intent of the Trustees was 



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that the word "seismic" related both to "work" and "test" in said 
clause in the permit form. 

By motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees and the State Board 
of Education approved the non-exclusive exploratory permit form 
as prepared by the office of the Attorney General. 



The matter of oil well spacing on leased lands was discussed by 
the Trustees and it was determined that this was a matter that 
properly came under the jurisdiction of the Board of Conservation. 
During the course of the discussion the Governor suggested that it 
might be well for the Staffs of the Trustees and the Board of 
Conservation to make a careful study of all existing laws affecting 
the granting of oil leases on state-owned lands and the placing of 
oil wells in specified pool areas. 



TRUSTEES ' POLICY - Staff requested blanket authority to convey to 
the Southwest Florida Water Management District upon request those 
rights in reservations which were retained by the Trustees of 
Internal Improvement Fund in former deeds containing canal and 
drainage reservations, the procedure to be handled in a similar 
manner as previously authorized for Central and Southern Florida 
Flood Control District. 

The State Board of Education on this date approved the above 
request as to reservations contained in deeds issued by said Board. 

Upon motion adopted in concurrence with the action taken on this 
date by the State Board of Education, the Trustees of Internal 
Improvement Fund granted blanket authority for conveyance of rights 
in reservations to Southwest Florida Water Management District upon 
request. 



MEAN HIGH WATER COMMITTEE - On August 20, 1964, the Mean High Water 
Committee submitted to the Trustees a memorandum report relating 
to the separation of the public domain and private ownership. Con- 
tained in that report was a recommendation for a cooperative program 
between the Trustees and the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. 
Desiring to secure from the Trustees some formal expression of 
approval of the program in order that the necessary instrumentation 
could be installed at an early date, the committee planned to meet 
with the Trustees on November 10 to discuss the matter and answer 
any questions. However it appeared that there would not be a meet- 
ing of the Trustees next week. Failure to install the equipment in 
time to collect data on the spring tides would result in an additional 
year's delay. 

William R. Kidd, former Trustees' Director and Engineer, said that 
the question of boundaries had two facets , the boundaries between 
Florida and international waters and the boundaries between private 
and state sovereignty ownerships. The cooperative venture which 
the committee had suggested that the Trustees enter into would 
involve approximately twenty-five miles of coastline in the general 
vicinity of Lee County along the lower West Coast of Florida, which 
was the most complex problem area. Governor Bryant wrote to 
Honorable Luther Hodges of the United States Department of Commerce 
and suggested that certain phases of this problem were the responsi- 
bility of the federal government, namely the determination of datum 
planes and the elevation of mean low water. But the committee felt 
that the determination of the mean high water was the responsibility 
of the State of Florida. Mr. Kidd said that the project would take 



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about two years and if answers could be found in that particular 
area, answers could be found elsewhere. He said the Trustees had 
much to lose or gain as, in the area under investigation, a tenth 
of a foot might amount to several hundred feet of submerged land 
at high tide. 

Trustees' Director Robert C. Parker said that the area selected 
was difficult because of the tidal characteristics, and the pro- 
posed project would be necessary to make a determination that 
would be useful to surveyors in arriving at an approximate boun- 
dary. The committee members were much in favor of securing the 
information. Mr. Parker said that whether or not the information 
could be utilized for the desired purposes, it would be quite 
useful. 

Mr. Kidd further explained that the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey 
had suggested a program which would cost $136,000, of which the 
Trustees were asked to contribute one- third, and that the monies 
were provided for in the Trustees' budget for the next fiscal year 
commencing July 1, 1965. However, in order that the gauges might 
be installed in the test area to get information from the spring 
tides, the committee requested the Trustees to endorse at this 
time only that part of the program having to do with installation 
of the gauges (about $65,000) as a federal-state cooperative 
agreement, one-third of which would be paid by the Trustees. 

Governor Bryant commented that this program seemed the most 
likely way to arrive at a fair and proper solution to the problem, 
in the judgment of the Department of Commerce and the Staff. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Kynes, unanimously adopted, the 
Trustees approved that portion of the proposed cooperative agreement 
with the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey of the United States 
Department of Commerce which related to the installation of the 
gauges in the test area on the West Coast, and the Board agreed 
to assume one-third of the cost estimated in the proposal as 
$65,000. 

Mr. Parker called attention to the fact that the Mean High Water 
Committee would continue to function and since the resignation of 
Mr. Kidd, who as the Trustees' Director had served as chairman of 
the committee, a new chairman would be needed and a new represen- 
tative from the office of the Attorney General. 

Governor Bryant asked that a memorandum on composition of the 
committee be submitted to him for study. 



GLADES COUNTY - File No. 1520-22-253.36. Duane H. Palmer, the 
abutting upland owner, offered $594.57 per acre, the price approved 
by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of reclaimed lake 
bottom land in Lake Okeechobee in Section 8, Township 40 South, 
Range 33 East, containing 0.34 acre in Glades County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale of the land 
at the appraised price without advertisement in accordance with 
the policy for sale of reclaimed lake bottom land. 



ORANGE COUNTY - File No. 1562-48-253.36. Harry H. Marvel on 
behalf of William J. Matthews and wife, the abutting upland owners, 
made application for a parcel of reclaimed lake bottom land in 
Lake Conway in Section 18, Township 23 South, Range 30 East, 
containing 0.126 acre in Orange County. The application was 



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approved by Lake Conway Water and Navigation Control District. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees approved sale of 
the reclaimed land without advertisement in accordance with the 
policy of the Trustees, on the basis of $500.00 per acre or $200.00 
minimum in this instance. 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File No. 1576-08-253.12. Application was made 
by I. W. Whitesell, Jr., on behalf of E. V. Pikulski, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of the appraised price of $1040.00 per 
acre for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Myakka River 
in Section 28, Township 40 South, Range 21 East, containing 1.52 
acres landward of the established bulkhead line. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, that the parcel 
be advertised for objections only. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1577-16-253.12. Application was made by 
Lonnie Wurn, attorney, on behalf of Captain Pernell G. Johnson, the 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $250.00 per acre, approved by 
the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of 1.41 acres of submerged land 
in the St. Johns River in Sections 27 and 34, Township 1 South, 
Range 27 East, containing 1.41 acres landward of the established 
bulkhead line. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, that the parcel 
be advertised for objections only. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Albert N. Ashley, James Robert Gordy and Ken F. 
Gordy, holders of Salvage Lease No. 2025, requested non-exclusive 
exploration area in the Atlantic Ocean extending from 27° 32.3' 
North Latitude south to 27° 28.65' North Latitude and from the 
mean low water line outward to the territorial limits of Florida 
waters, being a larger search area around the small salvage area 
in their present lease. The application did not conflict with 
other existing leases. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
modification of Lease No. 2025 to include the non-exclusive 
exploration area in St. Lucie County as requested. 



BREVARD COUNTY - On June 2, 1964, the Trustees formally approved 
an amended bulkhead line adopted by the Board of County Commissioners 
of Brevard County on December 19, 1963, located along the westerly 
shore of Newfound Harbor in Section 31, Township 24 South, Range 
37 East, but approval was withheld as to a portion of the bulkhead 
line located within the right of way of State Road No. 5 20. Subse- 
quently the State Road Department conveyed the South 500 feet of 
said right of way back to the Trustees by Disclaimer recorded in 
OR 733, pp. 844-846, Public Records of Brevard County. 

Staff recommended approval of the portion of the amended bulkhead 
line across the land formerly in the right of way of State Road No. 
5 20, still excepting from approval a portion of bulkhead line fixed 
by the county across the permanent right of way of State Road No. 520. 

Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees formally approved 
that portion of the amended bulkhead line fixed by Brevard County 
across the former right of way of State Road No. 520 which was 
disclaimed. 



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MARTIN COUNTY - Staff recommended approval of the amended bulkhead 
line adopted September 22, 1964, by the Board of County Commissioners 
of Martin County as relocated at the southerly end of Hutchinson 
Island offshore from Government Lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, Section 17, 
Township 38 South, Range 42 East, in the Indian River at St. Lucie 
Inlet, Martin County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
amended bulkhead line established by Martin County on September 
22, 1964. 



DADE COUNTY - Motion was made, seconded and adopted, authorizing 
issuance, for $10.00 charge, of a duplicate deed requested by the 
American Title Insurance Company for the reason that original 
Trustees' Deed No. 20928 issued to Sam Kay on June 20, 1955, was 
not placed on record and was assumed to be lost. 



MANATEE COUNTY - The City of Palmetto by Resolution dated October 
22, 1964, requested dedication _or public purposes only of a 
parcel of submerged land containing 3.81 acres, more or less, in 
the Manatee River in Section 23, Township 34 South, Range 17 East, 
lying southerly of uplands owned by the city and abutting a parcel 
previously dedicated to the city (No. 23100) . 

Staff recommendation for public purposes only under the supervision 
and management of the City of Palmetto with the right granted to 
the city to lease the area for not exceeding 28 years total, pro- 
vided the improvement constructed under the lease shall vest in 
and be administered by the city upon and after termination of the 
lease as a municipal public facility. 

Upon motion unanimously adopted, the Trustees approved dedication 
of the parcel to the City of Palmetto for public purposes only 
with provisions recommended by the Staff. 



MONROE COUNTY - The City of Key West by Resolution No. 2406 dated 
July 22, 1964, requested dedication of a tract of submerged land 
in the Bay of Florida in Section 26, Township 67 South, Range 25 
East, on Stock Island, Monroe County, abutting uplands owned by 
the city. The tract containing 50.4 acres was to be used for 
enlargement of the municipal golf course and other types of 
recreation. 

Upon motion unanimously adopted, the Trustees approved dedication 
of the tract of land to the City of Key West for municipal public 
purposes . 



MARTIN, PINELLAS AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES - Upon motion duly adopted, 
the Trustees approved the following four applications for State 
Commercial Dock Permits, for which all the required exhibits and 
$100.00 processing fee for each were received: 

1. Outboard Marine Corporation applied for permit to construct 
a breakwater, pier and boatslip in the St. Lucie River, 
City of Stuart, in Martin County; 

2. Gilbert H. Lindgren applied for permit to construct a dock 
at his upland Lot 1, Block A, Bayside Subdivision in 
Clearwater Beach, Pinellas County; 



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3. O'Neill's Boat Basin applied for permit to construct boat 
shed and boat slips immediately west of the Sunshine Skyway 
Bridge at St. Petersburg, Pinellas County; 

4. R. P. Wallis on behalf of I. Z. Mann and Associates applied 
for permit to construct two piers extending into the Halifax 
River from the approximate middle one-third of applicant's 
upland, being the northerly 400 feet of Lot 5, Block 1, 
Ortona Park Section Three, in Daytona Beach, Volusia County. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Authority was requested to rent a MRD-2 micro- 
film camera from Recordak Corporation for microfilming the State's 
share of the gold coins received from the salvage leases for 
security purposes. The camera was available for a minimum rental 
time of one month for $95.00 plus necessary rolls of film at $8.15 
each. Any time remaining after filming the coins would be used 
on other records in the Trustees' office. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees authorized rental 
of the microfilm camera as requested. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Staff requested authority to rent a Zerox 
machine for copying work in the office of the Trustees. Rental, 
including the first 2000 copies, was $95.00 per month plus less 
than 1* per copy supply cost, and the charge for each copy over 
2000 was .035 per copy. During the past seven months the office 
paid an average of $55.00 per month for Zerox copies made by the 
Attorney General's office, in addition to Verifax copies made in 
the Trustees' office for which the cost of supplies averaged 
$117.36 per month. The Zerox machine would replace two Verifax 
machines five and seven years old respectively. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Board authorized rental of 
Zerox machine for use in the Trustees' office and approved disposi- 
tion of the two other machines through the State Purchasing 
Commission. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




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ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
November 17, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the Governor's Office in the Capitol. 

Present: Farris Bryant Governor 

James W. Kynes Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meetings of October 
27 and November 3, 1964, were approved as presented. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1556-50-253.12. On September 22, 
1964, the Trustees considered application from Paul M. Taylor and 
wife, abutting upland owners, to purchase a parcel of submerged 
land containing 0.418 acre, more or less, in Lake Worth in Section 
34, Township 43 South, Range 43 East, lying easterly of and abut- 
ting Lot 3, Block "Q" Prospect Park South, landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Palm Beach County. Applicants offered 
$1,209.13 per acre, the price approved by Trustees' Staff Appraiser. 

Notice of sale was published in the Palm Beach Post, proof of 
publication filed and no objection received. Central and Southern 
Florida Flood Control District waived objection to the sale. On 
the advertised sale date, November 10, the meeting was cancelled 
for lack of a quorum and confirmation of the sale was recommended 
on this date. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale 
of the advertised land to the applicants at the price offered. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1558-64-253.12. On September 22, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from Carmel Investments, Ltd., 
abutting upland owner, with offer of §1,250.00 per acre, or $100.00 
minimum in this instance, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land containing 0.08 acre, more or less, in the Halifax River in 
Section 14, Township 14 South, Range 32 East, City of Ormond Beach, 
Volusia County, landward of the established bulkhead line. 

Notice of sale was published in the Ormond Beach Tribune, proof 
of publication filed and no objection received. On the advertised 
sale date, November 10, the meeting was cancelled for lack of a 
quorum and confirmation of the sale was recommended on this date. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of 
the advertised parcel at the $100.00 minimum price. 



GLADES COUNTY - File No. 1574-22-253.36. Albert Roehr and wife, 
the abutting upland owners, offered the appraised price of $594.57 
per acre for purchase of a parcel of reclaimed lake bottom land 
containing 0.92 acre, more or less, in Lake Okeechobee in Sections 
7 and 18, Township 40 South, Range 33 East, Glades County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale of the parcel 
of land at the appraised price without advertisement in accordance 
with the policy for sale of reclaimed lake bottom land. 



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MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1580-44-253.12. G. A. Crawshaw on behalf 
of Edward C. Waser and wife, abutting upland owners, made applica- 
tion to purchase a parcel of submerged land containing 3.0 acres in 
the Straits of Florida in Section 18, Township 63 South, Range 38 
East, Plantation Key in Monroe County, at the price of $300.00 per 
acre approved by the Trustees' Staff Appraiser. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement of 
the parcel for objections only. 

Provisions of the Bulkhead Act as enacted in 1957 did not apply to 
Monroe County. Local engineers of applicants, and the Trustees' 
Staff, have indicated area lines within which sales were made 
since that date. It was suggested that the matter be reviewed with 
the Monroe County legislative delegation. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1578-58-253.12(1) Application was made 
by Richard E. Nelson on behalf of Albert Rasmussen and wife for 
conveyance of former submerged land, filled prior to the effective 
date of the Bulkhead Act and subsequent to May 29, 1951, containing 
0.83 acre, in Section 20, Township 37 South, Range 18 East, Sarasota 
County. Staff recommended conveyance at $200.00 per acre, the 
appraised value of said land as it existed prior to such filling. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized conveyance as 
recommended, under provisions of Section 253.12(1) Florida Statutes. 



SHELL LEASES - Presented to the Trustees as a matter of information 
was the following report of remittances received by the State Depart- 
ment of Conservation for the month of October, 1964, from holders 
of shell leases: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction Co. $ 8,310.18 

1788 Benton and Company, Inc. 12,758.22 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. 11,269.81 

1917 Fort Myers Shell Co. 1,271.77 

1684 Edison Shell Co. none 

The report from the Department of Conservation was received. 



MARTIN AND ST. LUCIE COUNTIES - Jack Rogers, Attorney for Mrs. Ann 
S. Kitching, holder of salvage exploration (non-exclusive) Lease 
No. 2032, requested an additional area for exploration between 27° 
15' 18" North Latitude and 27° 18' 18" North Latitude bounded on the 
west by the mean low water line of the Atlantic Ocean and on the 
east by the territorial limits of the State of Florida, which area 
did not conflict with other existing leases. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized modification of 
Lease No. 2032 to include the additional non-exclusive search 
area requested. 



SALVAGE LEASES - On the subject of salvage leases the Governor said 
that it might be well to have a public hearing with historians, 
antiquarians, marine archaeologists, divers and other interested 
persons present to clear up a feeling expressed in some recent mail 
that recovery of items by people commercially motivated might be 
destroying historical values. In the light of things learned during 



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the past year, a review of the procedure and manner of supervision 
was considered desirable, as well as letting the public know what 
was being done to preserve artifacts, historical records and 
articles of commercial value. 

The other members concurred and the Director was asked to give the 
matter study, prepare a list of people competent to speak and 
anyone interested in attending a public hearing to be planned for 
an early date. 



SALVAGE - The National Geographic Society requested the loan of 
certain items from the State's share of salvaged treasure and 
offered to pay all shipment costs and additional insurance which 
might be necessary. The Society desired to display the gold necklace, 
three rings, seven-pound gold disc and twenty-seven-pound silver disc 
in Explorers Hall in Washington, D. C, from December 15 through 
February 28, 1965. 

The Trustees agreed to loan the items to the National Geographic 
Society for display subject to an appropriate agreement being 
approved by the office of the Attorney General setting forth all 
obligations and understandings regarding the transaction. 



COASTAL CONSTRUCTION PERMITS - In accordance with administrative 
policies and coastal construction regulations approved by the 
Trustees and the Board of Conservation on May 12, 1964, the follow- 
ing six (6) permits as prepared and recommended by the Division of 
Beaches and Shores were approved on this date by the Trustees for 
coastal structures in Broward, Collier, Dade, Palm Beach and 
Sarasota Counties: 

1. DADE COUNTY. H. J. Ross Associates, Engineers, on behalf of 

The Island Corporation, Key Biscayne, applied for State of Florida 
Permit to construct 2 concrete pile and timber groins at appli- 
cant's property. All requirements of the Division of Beaches 
and Shores have been met, $100 processing fee received, and 
bond requirement waived. Issuance of after-the-fact permit 
was approved. SAJSP (63-542) and DBS (64-13) 

2. PALM BEACH COUNTY. Brockway, Weber & Brockway, Engineers, on 
behalf of Jupiter Inlet District, made application for State 
of Florida permit to reconstruct a sheet steel pile groin (in 
kind) in Jupiter Inlet. Field inspection was made, permit fee 
and bond requirements were waived, and all requirements of 
Division of Beaches and Shores have been met. Issuance of 
after-the-fact permit was approved. DBS (64-20) 

3. SARASOTA COUNTY. John H. Jenkins, City Engineer of Sarasota, 
on behalf of the city, made application for permit to construct 
breakwater on John Ringling Causeway at public boat launching 
ramp. All requirements of the Division of Beaches and Shores 
were met, $100 processing fee received and bond requirement 
waived. Issuance of permit was approved. SAJSP (64-530) 

DBS (64-23) 

4. BROWARD COUNTY. Wiggins, Keith and Riddell, Engineers, on 
behalf of Kilpatrick-Russell Corporation, Pompano Beach, applied 
for State of Florida permit to construct a concrete and timber 
groin at applicant's property. All requirements of the Division 
of Beaches and Shores have been met, $100 processing fee received 
and bond requirements waived. Issuance of after-the-fact permit 
was approved. SAJSP (64-402) DBS (64-25) 



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COLLIER COUNTY. W. R. Wilson and Associates, Inc., Engineers, 
on behalf of Moorings Development Co., of Canada, made appli- 
cation for State of Florida permit to re-dredge Doctors Pass 
Channel and place spoil on beach immediately south of south 
jetty. All requirements of the Division of Beaches and Shores 
were met, $100 processing fee received and bond requirement 
waived. Issuance of after-the-fact permit was approved. 
SAJSP (58-49) DBS (64-27) 

DADE COUNTY. Finlay L. Matheson applied for permit to construct 
4 rock rubble groins at his property on Key Biscayne. All 
requirements of the Division of Beaches and Shores were met, 
$100 processing fee received and bond requirement waived. 
Issuance of after-the-fact permit was approved. SAJSP (57-15) 
DBS (64-28) 



BROWARD COUNTY - Attorney General Kynes brought up the matter of 
title auestions where submerged beach areas badly damaged by erosion 
were restored by the use of public funds in the City of Deerfield 
Beach in Broward County. He mentioned a resolution from the City 
Commission and a memorandum on the subject he had sent to the other 
Trustees, and recommended that some affirmative action be taken on 
a policy regarding title to the land restored by installation of 
erosion control structures by the city. 

The Director said that some of the private owners of land restored 
with public funds had erected fences around what formerly had been 
their lots. 

The Board directed that the Staff review and present recommendations 
on the matter, with notice to the City Attorney and the Commissioners 
of Deerfield Beach that the Trustees would consider the adoption of 
policy in the premises. 



BROWARD COUNTY - McCune, Hiaasen, Crum & Ferris applied on behalf 
of Sunniland Pipe Line Company, Inc., for permission to construct, 
operate and maintain a petroleum pipeline from the Sunniland Field 
in Collier County to Port Everglades, Florida, across lands in 
Sections 21, 22, 23 and 24, Township 49 South, Range 36 East, and 
Section 7, Township 49 South, Range 37 East, the title to which was 
vested in the Trustees, subject to flowage easement heretofore 
granted to the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District. 
Applicant offered $17.50 per acre annual rental for the 11.8 acres, 
or the total amount of $206.50 per year. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized use-right permit 
to the applicant, subject to the flowage easement, for the amount 
offered as rental. 



BROWARD COUNTY - The School of the Ozarks, a non-profit organization 
for which the Trustees approved a commercial dock permit on August 
4, 1964, for $100.00 charge, requested permission to modify the 
original plans in order to construct a continuous marginal wharf 
in front of their upland in South Fork New River, easterly shore, 
rather than five equally-spaced wharves. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized modification of 
the permit without additional processing fee. 



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DADE COUNTY - Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District 
applied for (1) right of way easement for canal construction pur- 
poses, (2) perpetual easement for the deposit of spoil, and (3) 
temporary easement for deposit of spoil to terminate June 30, 1966, 
all over submerged bottoms in Manatee Bay in Sections 27 and 34, 
Township 59 South, Range 39 East, needed for construction and 
maintenance of Canal 111 (Aero-jet Canal) . The District acquired 
title to the right of way on the uplands contiguous to the right 
of way over the submerged bottoms. 

Without objection, the Trustees granted the three easements as 
requested by Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District. 



FRANKLIN COUNTY - The State Road Department requested temporary 
easement to expire October 1, 1968, for dredging a parcel of sub- 
merged land in Apalachicola Bay in Section 1, Township 9 South, 
Range 7 West, Franklin County, to secure material for the construc- 
tion of the St. George Island Bridge and Causeway. The Board of 
Conservation investigated and approved the dredging area. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees granted the request 
of the State Road Department for temporary easement. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Adams Enterprises, Inc., of Stuart, made application 
to construct piers and place mooring pilings in Manatee Pocket 
along the west shore in front of Lots 18, 19 and 20, Commissioners 
Subdivision of the Hanson Grant near Port Salerno in Martin County. 
The applicant obtained a county building permit and there were no 
known objections to the construction. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
approved issuance of commercial dock permit for $100.00 fee. 



MONROE COUNTY - Without objection, the Trustees granted request of 
the City of Key West for a perpetual easement for construction of 
electric transmission line over a parcel of submerged land in the 
Straits of Florida in Section 35, Township 67 South, Range 25 
East, Monroe County. 



MONROE COUNTY - The City of Key West requested corrective instru- 
ment to correct one call in the description furnished by the city 
and shown in that perpetual easement to the city authorized by the 
Trustees on October 6, 1964, for public utility purposes over a 
parcel of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in Section 26, 
Township 67 South, Range 25 East, Monroe County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
corrective easement to the City of Key West. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Florida Board of Conservation recommended 
approval of an application by the City of Treasure Island for a 
State Permit to build two artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico 
1.8 miles and 1.7 miles offshore from Treasure Island at (1) Lati- 
tude 27° 45' 12", Longitude 82° 48' 06" and (2) Latitude 27° 44' 
12" and Longitude 82° 47" 18", Pinellas County. The reefs were 
to be located in water depth of 20 feet mean low water with no 
portion of the build-up to be less than 15 feet mean low water, 
and to be marked by appropriate special purpose buoys. 



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Without objection, the Trustees approved issuance of permit to 
the City of Treasure Island for the two artificial reefs. 



POLK COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
issuance of permits to Harry Carter, John T. Strange and John C. 
Wells for $25.00 each, for removal by each applicant of 500 cubic 
yards of fill material from bottoms of Lake Howard in Polk County 
to be used to improve their upland property, subject to permit regu- 
lations and recommendations of the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized purchase of one Stenocord Dictator Model 270 and one 
Stenocord Model 260 Transcriber with accessories, at a cost of 
$555.00 net from Lanier Systems Company of Florida, for use in the 
Bulkhead Section of the Trustees' Office. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




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ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
December 1, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol . 

Present: Ray E. Green Comptroller 

James W. Kynes Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the minutes of the 
meeting of November 17, 1964, as presented. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1569-31-253.12. On October 6, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from Thomas E. Waggaman and 
wife, abutting upland owners, who offered the appraised value of 
$200.00 per acre for purchase of two separate parcels of submerged 
land in the Indian River in Section 33, Township 30 South, Range 
39 East, containing a total of 2.63 acres, more or less, in the 
Ambersand Beach area landward of the established bulkhead line in 
Indian River County. 



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Notice of sale was published in the Press Journal, Vero Beach, 
Florida, and no objections received. On the advertised sale date, 
November 24, 1964, the meeting was not held for lack of a quorum 
and approval of the sale was recommended on this date. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of 
the advertised land to the applicants at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1543-44-253.12. On October 6, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from Ava M. Owen, abutting upland 
owner, who offered the appraised value, $1,045.00 per acre, for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land containing 0.60 acre, more 
or less, in Florida Bay in Township 67 South, Range 25 East, Island 
of Key West, Monroe County. 

Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of pub- 
lication filed and no objection received. On the advertised sale 
date, November 24, 1964, the meeting was not held for lack of a 
quorum and approval of the sale was recommended on this date. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of 
the advertised parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1563-50-253.12. On October 6, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from Jack C. Lee, et al, the 
abutting upland owners, who offered the appraised value of $1,934.50 
per acre for purchase of a parcel of submerged land containing 0.88 
acre, more or less, in Jupiter Sound in Section 30, Township 40 South, 
Range 43 East, Gomez Grant, landward of the established bulkhead line 
in Palm Beach County. 

Notice of sale was published in the Palm Beach Post, proof of 
publication filed and no objection received. On the advertised 
sale date, November 24, 1964, the meeting was not held for lack of 
a quorum and approval of the sale was recommended on this date. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of 
the advertised parcel of land to the applicant at the appraised 
price . 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1564-50-253.12. On September 29, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from Laurance G. Newman, abutting 
upland owner, who offered $1,209.13 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land containing 
0.642 acre, more or less, in Lake Worth in Section 34, Township 43 
South, Range 43 East, in the City of West Palm Beach lying easterly 
of and abutting Lot 3, Block "R" of Prospect Park South, Eastern 
Section, Plat Book 7, Page 60 of the Public Records of Palm Beach 
County. 

Notice of sale was published in the Palm Beach Post and proof of 
publication filed in the Trustees' Office. On the advertised sale 
date, November 24, 1964, the meeting was not held for lack of a 
quorum and approval of the sale was recommended on this date. 

Objection was filed from the City of West Palm Beach on the basis 
of the current policy of the City Commission to oppose all filling 
of riparian lands in the city or sale which might ultimately lead 
to and facilitate such filling. Also, Walter E. Maher, president 
of the Palm Beach County Izaac Walton League, filed protest based 
on "public opinion expressed during bulkhead hearing in West Palm 



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Beach in 1962 and 1963." The parcel was landward of the bulkhead 
line fixed by the city and approved by the trustees. 

Upon motion by Comptroller Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
overruled the objections and confirmed sale of the advertised land 
to the applicant at the appraised price. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1491-58-253.12. On September 29, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from George M. Traber, Jr., and 
Martha A. Hoehl, abutting upland owners, for purchase of 0.05 and 
0.16 acre parcels, respectively, being two contiguous parcels of 
submerged land in Blackburn Bay in Section 26, Township 38 South, 
Range 18 East, landward of the established bulkhead line in Sarasota 
County. Applicants offered the appraised value of $500.00 per acre 
or $100.00 minimum for each parcel. 

Notice of sale was published in the Sarasota Herald, proof of publi- 
cation filed and no objection received. On the advertised sale date, 
November 24, 1964, the meeting was not held for lack of a quorum 
and confirmation of the sale was recommended on this date. 

Also, staff recommended approval of dredge and fill permit granted 
to the applicants on March 19, 1964, by the Sarasota County Water 
and Navigation Control Authority. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of 
the two parcels to the respective riparian owners at $100.00 each, 
and formally approved the dredge and fill permit issued by the county. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1579-05-253.12. Frank M. Wolfe on behalf 
of W. A. Swenson and wife, abutting upland owners, offered $2,041.00 
per acre, the value approved by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a 
parcel of submerged land containing 0.376 acre in the Banana River 
in Section 34, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement of 
the parcel for objections only. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - Staff recommended formal approval of an amended 
bulkhead line established by Sarasota County Water and Navigation 
Control Authority by Resolution No. 64-18 adopted July 21, 1964, 
for areas in Roberts Bay and Curry Creek in Section 6, Township 39 
South, Range 19 East, Sarasota County. 

File No. 1486-58-253.12. Burket, Smith and Bowman on behalf of 
Eagle Point, Inc., made application to purchase two parcels of sub- 
merged land appraised at $1,112.00 per acre, in Roberts Bay and 
Curry Creek in Section 6, Township 39 South, Range 19 East, containing 
a total of 13.18 acres within the amended bulkhead line. The parcels 
were designated spoil sites for the deposit of material from the 
Intracoastal Waterway and were approved as such by the Florida 
Department of Conservation. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees formally approved 
the amended bulkhead line established by Sarasota County on July 
21, 1964, and authorized advertisement of the two parcels of 
submerged land for objections only, based on applicant's offer. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Staff recommended formal approval of an amended 
bulkhead line established by the City Council of the City of 



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Titusville by Ordinance No. 72-64 dated September 15, 1964, in the 
Indian River along the westerly shore within the corporate limits 
of the city, in Brevard County. The overall city bulkhead line 
established by the city was located as shown on bulkhead line map 
dated October 1964 prepared for the city by Tom Grusenmeyer. The 
map was explained by Jack Buford of the Trustees' office, bulkhead 
section. In areas at the north and south, recently incorporated in 
the city limits, the established bulkhead line was new, and in the 
area of residential zoning there was no change in an approved bulk- 
head line. The remainder of the city bulkhead line was relocated. 
The Trustees' Staff and the Department of Conservation worked 
closely with the city on the bulkhead line, which was the result 
of many months of planning and study by the city. 

Several objections to the relocation of the bulkhead line were filed 
in the Trustees' office, including a petition submitted by Homer C. 
Conkling, Jr., attorney for petitioners. The objections were con- 
sidered by the Staff and the Department of Conservation and were 
general in nature. Those persons known to have protested were 
invited to attend this meeting to present their objections, but 
none were present. J. J. Parris'.i, a property owner in an area 
zoned residential, expressed the belief that most of the objections 
were based on an erroneous belief that a wide boulevard would be 
built in front of objectors' homes. 

Mayor Bill Walker, City Manager C. B. Talmadge and City Attorney 
David Porter were present. Mr. Walker said it was felt that the 
bulkhead line presented for approval was in the best interest of 
the fast-growing city. The extension would provide for needed 
depth of lots for development. 

Mr. Conner said that the city should plan some public areas 
with access and a view of the river. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Conner and duly adopted, 
the Trustees formally approved the amended bulkhead line established 
by the City of Titusville as described in Ordinance No. 72-1964. 



LEE COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. Staff recommended formal approval of 
a bulkhead line established on July 1, 1964, by the Board of County 
Commissioners of Lee County in Iona Cove in Section 34, Township 
45 South, Range 23 East, Lee County. Application for establishment 
of the line was made by The Christian and Missionary Alliance and 
Palm Acres, Inc. All required exhibits were furnished and the 
line was approved by Lee County Bulkhead Committee, a group which 
included a representative of the Florida Department of Conservation, 
Kenneth Woodburn. Field investigation was made by Mr. Woodburn 
and Mr. Buford of the Trustees' Staff. 

The Director said that in Lee County the bulkhead lines were usually 
fixed in segments because of engineering difficulties, and the line 
was located close to the shore. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
bulkhead line established by Lee County on July 1, 1964. 



Request was made that the Trustees designate the Director as their 
agent and authorize him to execute for and in their behalf all 
certificates with respect to the ownership, conveyance of and 
other matters related to and having connection with public lands, 
records, surveys, plats, maps, field notes and patents under 
authority of Section 253.031, Florida Statutes 1963, and pursuant 



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to Chapter 63-294, Laws of Florida, now appearing as Section 92.16, 
Florida Statutes 1963, and to imprint the seal of the Trustees of 
the Internal Improvement Fund as provided in Section 92.17, Florida 
Statutes 1963, as amended by Chapter 63-294, Laws of Florida. It 
was noted that this had reference to records of which the 
Commissioner of Agriculture was formerly the custodian. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees granted the 
authorization as requested, effective November 3, 1964. 



TRUSTEES ' POLICY - Appearance before the Trustees by representatives 
of the City of Deerfield Beach in Broward County was scheduled on 
November 24, 1964, and when it developed that a quorum was not 
present to take official action, Governor Bryant and Attorney 
General Kynes agreed to give those present opportunity to be heard 
with respect to Resolution No. C-856 adopted by said city on 
October 12, 1964, which resolution requested the Trustees of Internal 
Improvement Fund to take action concerning the question of title to 
certain land which was formerly submerged but which had been restored 
by reason of the installation of coastal structures with public 
funds for erosion prevention and restoration purposes. Mr. Robert 
T. Carlile, City Attorney, Mayor Hans P. Pufahl and City Commis- 
sioner George Schott on the 24th discussed the great erosion problem 
at Deerfield Beach, the large sums of public funds expended for 
groins, revetments, rubble mounds, resulting in increasing the 
beach from non-existent to several hundred feet in some areas, the 
fact that title to some of the reclaimed lands might be contested 
by private owners, and the objection by citizens to the spending of 
public funds for private benefit. The Trustees recognized that 
without continued measures to prevent erosion the land area would 
probably continue to be lost to the encroaching sea, that the city 
had done a fine job of trying to meet the problem of beach erosion 
and needed some determination with respect to the title to the lands 
reclaimed with public funds. Mr. Carlile said that the city would 
assist the Trustees in event of any litigation. Mr. Kynes pointed 
out that because of the extreme length of the Florida coastline, 
many problem areas might be affected. The city resolution was 
studied by the Staff and referred to the Attorney General, who had 
briefly discussed the matter in the meeting on November 17, 1964. 

A resolution prepared by the office of the Attorney General, copy 
of which was previously forwarded to each of the Trustees, was 
presented for consideration on this date. Mr. Kynes recommended 
its adoption and advised that the Governor, while not present on 
this date, approved the resolution. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Conner and unanimously 
passed, that the following resolution be adopted: 

WHEREAS, the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of 
the State of Florida have heretofore participated with the 
City of Deerfield Beach on a matching fund basis in an amount 
not to exceed the sum of $65,000 of Trustees' funds to be 
used for the installation of coastal structures, including 
revetments along the public beach, seawall protection works 
and modification and repair of existing groins, which funds 
were authorized at meeting of the Trustees on March 13, 
1962; and 

WHEREAS, the Trustees did on January 29, 1963, make available 
to the City of Deerfield Beach the sum of $50,000 for beach 
erosion control purposes with $25,000 of said amount to be 
considered as a grant and $25,000 to be considered as a loan 



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to be repaid in two years; and 

WHEREAS, as a result of the installation of these erosion 
control structures and erosion preventive measures installed 
with the funds heretofore advanced to the said City of Deerfield 
Beach by the Trustees, together with a considerable amount of 
funds furnished by the City of Deerfield Beach, a substantial 
area of land has been restored along the ocean front in the 
City of Deerfield Beach, some of which was formerly owned by 
abutting private upland owners but which had by reason of the 
process of erosion been submerged; and 

WHEREAS, the City of Deerfield Beach did on the 12th day of 
October, 1964, adopt Resolution No. C-856 which set forth the 
history of the efforts made and the funds expended by the City 
of Deerfield Beach to control the erosion along the beaches in 
the City by the installation of these erosion control devices 
and structures and which resolution further set forth the fact 
that some of the formerly submerged lands have been reclaimed 
as a result of the installation of these coastal control and 
restoration structures; and 

WHEREAS, said resolution did respectfully request that the 
Trustees consider the legal status with respect to the title 
to all areas which have been restored as a result of these 
efforts, and that as a result of the consideration of the 
legal status of the title to this restored area that the 
Trustees establish a policy which they determine to be proper 
with respect to the title to such areas that have been reclaimed 
by the expenditure of public funds; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund that where funds of the Trustees or other 
public funds are used by any governmental agency in the con- 
struction and installation of erosion control and restoration 
structures along the public beaches of the State of Florida 
which have the effect of reclaiming and restoring lands formerly 
submerged, such areas so reclaimed shall be construed as being 
public land with title vesting in the Trustees for the use and 
benefit of the public. 



MONROE COUNTY - In recognition of protests received from residents 
of the Florida Keys area, a public hearing was held in Marathon, 
Florida, on November 30, 1964. Members of the Salvage Advisory 
Committee were invited to attend in order to evaluate the nature of 
the protests and to make recommendations to the Trustees. Paul 
Baldwin of the Trustees' Staff and Assistant Attorney General 
Kenneth Ballinger were present to try to give the public a better 
understanding of the present policies of the State as to exploratory 
and salvage operations and protection of the public interest. 

Director Robert C. Parker made a verbal report to the Board on infor- 
mation received by telephone from Mr. Baldwin. The Marathon meeting 
was well attended and the main objections came from groups engaged 
in the commercial ventures of taking tourists on underwater sight- 
seeing and searching trips. These groups appeared to want wreck 
sites to remain undisturbed with no recovery of relics. 

The Trustees commented on the difficulty of policing such sites 
and the possibility of unauthorized salvage. The consensus was that 
those engaged in such commercial ventures might be authorized as 
custodians under some kind of permit, with a bond required, and that 
an investigation should be made as to any unauthorized recovery of 
items from known wreck sites. 



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The matter was taken under advisement. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Staff recommended formal approval, subject to 
approval of the Department of Conservation, of fill permit issued 
by Brevard County on November 3, 1964, under provisions of Section 
253.124 Florida Statutes, to General Development Corporation to fill 
a parcel of submerged land in Section 13, Township 23 South, Range 
35 East and Section 18, Township 23 South, Range 36 East, contain- 
ing 32.1 acres within an established bulkhead line in Brevard 
County. The land was conveyed in Trustees' Deed No. 21450 dated 
December 18, 1956. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the fill 
permit to General Development Corporation subject to approval by 
the Department of Conservation. However, the consensus of the Board 
was that in the future, inspections or recommendations needed by the 
Staff with respect to conservation should be obtained prior to 
presentation to the Trustees, unless it was a matter of urgency. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1555-16-253.124. Without objection, the 
Trustees formally approved fill permit issued by the City of Jack- 
sonville, Florida, under provisions of Section 253.124 Florida 
Statutes, on November 23, 1964, to Gulf Life Insurance Company to 
fill the 0.78 acre parcel of submerged land in the St. Johns River 
abutting uplands in the Hendricks Grant in Section 44, Township 2 
South, Range 26 East, previously purchased from the Trustees. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1495-43-253.124. Without objection, the 
Trustees formally approved fill permit issued by the Town of Sewall's 
Point on November 12, 1964, under provisions of Section 253.124 
Florida Statutes, to Louis L. Delano to fill a 2.97 acre parcel of 
submerged land in Martin County, abutting uplands in the Hanson 
Grant, previously purchased from the Trustees. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - File No. 641-52-253.124. Extension of time was 
requested for filling under Permit DF-113 issued to Waterways 
Development Corporation, to Arthur, Incorporated, and to Van Jim, 
Incorporated, by Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority. The Authority approved the extension in meeting on 
October 8, 1964. The Trustees on December 13, 1960, approved 
original permit to fill 67.2 acres of submerged land in Section 
3, Township 32 South, Range 16 East, Pinellas County, purchased 
by the three applicants under purchase contracts maturing on 
December 28, 1964. 

Upon motion by Comptroller Green, duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved Extension of Time of Fill Permit DF-113. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Paul E. Phillips, Jr., of Sebastian, Florida, 
made application for 4,000 cubic yards of fill material to be 
dredged from the Indian River to improve his upland property. Board 
of Conservation approved the dredging from submerged bottoms land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale of 
the requested amount of material for $200.00, at standard yardage 
rate . 



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LAKE COUNTY - Mrs. Eleanor W. Dougherty made application for 1500 
cubic yards of fill material from Lake Eustis in Lake County, for 
improvement of her waterfront upland property. Staff recommended 
approval subject to compliance with permit regulations and 
recommendations of the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved issuance of state 
permit for the requested amount of fill material for $75.00 charge, 
at the standard rate. 



POLK COUNTY - W. G. Pond made application for 500 cubic yards of 
fill material to be removed from Lake Reedy in Polk County, for 
improvement of his waterfront upland. Staff recommended approval 
subject to compliance with permit regulations and recommendations 
of the Game and' Fresh Water Fish Commission. 

Upon motion duly. adopted, the Trustees approved issuance of state 
permit for the requested amount of fill material for $25.00 charge , 



SARASOTA COUNTY - Arvida Corporation requested permission to remove 
54,500 cubic yards of fill material from Sarasota Bay to improve 
applicant's upland at Markham Country Club Shores Unit No. 5, Sarasota 
County. Applicant relocated the dredge area to comply with recommen- 
dation of the Board of Conservation and the Trustees' Staff. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees authorized sale of 
the requested amount of material for $1690.00, based on the standard 
rate . 

Also, Arvida Corporation requested approval of fill permit issued 
by the Town of Longboat Key on October 23, 1964, under the provisions 
of Section 253.124 Florida Statutes, to fill 16.69 acre parcel of 
submerged land in Section 16, Township 36 South, Range 17 East, 
Sarasota County, previously purchased from the Trustees and included 
in Deed No. 20483 dated March 18, 1958. Applicant agreed to comply 
with recommendation of the Board of Conservation that all dredging 
be done below the one-fathom mean low water mark. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees formally approved 
the fill permit issued by the Town of Longboat Key to Arvida 
Corporation. 



ARTIFICIAL REEF PERMITS - Policy. The Director recommended that 
artificial reef permits be prepared for execution only by the 
Governor as Chairman of the Trustees and by the Director attesting 
to approval in regular meeting, instead of requiring signatures 
of the entire Board. On July 21, 1964, the Trustees adopted as 
policy the same recommendation with respect to commercial dock 
permits . 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the recommendation 
of the Director was adopted as policy of the Trustees. 



BROWARD COUNTY - The Twenty-Four Hundred South Ocean Drive Corpora- 
tion applied for state commercial dock permit to construct six 
piers along the east shore of Intracoastal Waterway in front of 
Lots 12 and 13 in Block 15 of Beverly Beach, Hollywood Beach, 
Florida. All required exhibits, $100.00 processing fee and written 
consent from adjacent owners were filed in the Trustees' office. 

Without objection, the Trustees approved issuance of state 



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commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



ST. JOHNS COUNTY - Joseph H. Kopf applied for permit to reconstruct 
a commercial dock damaged by a recent hurricane with the addition 
of four finger piers in the Matanzas River in front of Lots 1 and 
2, Block 1, Davis Shores, St. Augustine, Florida. All required 
exhibits and $100.00 processing fee were filed. 

Without objection, the Trustees approved issuance of commercial 
dock permit to the applicant. 



DUVAL COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted 
request of the State Road Department for a letter signifying consent 
of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund for said department 
to make tests and to drive test piling along a proposed site for a 
bridge across the St. Johns River in Townships 3 and 4 South, Range 
27 East, in Duval County, for Interstate 295 Section 72001-2405. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
application made by the county engineer of Martin County on behalf 
of the United States of America for temporary easement terminating 
December 31, 1965, for spoil disposal on a submerged area in the 
Atlantic Ocean in Township 38 South, Range 42 East, needed for 
improvement of St. Lucie Inlet. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Without objection, the Trustees approved assign- 
ment of interest held by Sugar Cane Farms Company in Agricultural 
Lease No. 1447 to Chanticleer Farms Company. Executed copy of 
assignment of the 37.5% interest held by the former, and acceptance 
by the latter company of the obligations and terms of said lease, 
were filed with the State Land Office. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Reported for record in the minutes was infor- 
mation from the East Beach Water Control District that an old 
pumping plant located in Section 19, Township 42 South, Range 37 
East, was abandoned, removed and replaced by a new modern pumping 
facility at another location. The Trustees had authorized use of 
the old site by Pahokee Drainage District on August 2, 1927. East 
Beach Water Control District (successor to Pahokee Drainage District, 
West Unit) on November 9, 1964, released all rights and privileges 
authorized by the Trustees in 1927. 

The report was accepted for the record. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Refund. Upon motion duly adopted, the T rus tees 
authorized refund in the amount of $50.00 to Theodore R. Robbins, 
being reimbursement for application fee submitted with File No. 
585-05-253.12. The application was not completed by the applicant, 
who deposited the fee in June 1962. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees approved Report No. 
860 listing County of Dade Deed No. 3343-EDDJ-Corrective to Janet 
Knox Field issued in lieu of Dade County Deed No. 3343-EDDJ dated 
May 7, 1945, to Hartford Securities, Inc., a Florida corporation. 
Correction was to change the name of the grantee, as the corporation 



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shown as original grantee was dissolved on the date of the deed. 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - Murphy Act refund. Upon motion, seconded and 
adopted, the Trustees authorized refund in the amount of $20.00 to 
Guaranty Title Company, being the payment submitted by applicant 
for release of the state road right of way reservations contained 
in Hillsborough County Deed Nos . 2032 and Part 2817. The State 
Road Department did not recommend release of the reservations. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



ATTEST: 



DI RECTOR - SECRETARY 




Tallahassee, Florida 
December 8, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Farris Bryant Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

J. Edwin Larson Treasurer 

James W. Kynes Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



LAND SALES 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1529-05-253.12. On October 27, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from H. C. Kirk on behalf of Vacation- 
land, Inc., abutting upland owner, with offer of the appraised price 
of $1008.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 26, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, containing 
10.18 acres, more or less, in the City of Titusville landward of 
the established bulkhead line in Brevard County. Notice of sale 
was published in the Titusville Star-Advocate, proof of publication 
filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion by Comptroller Green, duly adopted, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised land to the applicant at the 
appraised price. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1538-05-253.12. On October 27, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from Ozier-Weller Homes, Inc., 
abutting upland owner, with offer of the appraised price of $2550.00 
per acre for a parcel of submerged land in Newfound Harbor in 
Section 31, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, containing 2.22 acres, 



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more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line in Brevard 
County. Notice of sale was published in the Cocoa Tribune, proof 
of publication filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised land at the appraised price. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1550-05-253.12. On October 20, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from Adrian S. Bacon, representing 
James M. Venable, Jr., abutting upland owner, with offer of $1,000.00, 
price approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land 
containing 0.49 acre, more or less, in the Banana River in Section 
34, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, bordering on Block 46, Cocoa 
Ocean Beach Subdivision, Cocoa Beach, as recorded in Plat Book 10, 
Page 16, Brevard County Records. The parcel was advertised for 
objections only in the Cocoa Tribune, proof of publication filed 
and no objection to the sale received. 

The City of Cocoa Beach approved permit on March 5, 1964, for 
filling the parcel of submerged land. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
confirmed sale to Mr. Venable at the price offered and also formally 
approved fill permit granted by the City of Cocoa Beach. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1571-05-253.12. On October 20, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from William R. Otey, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $756.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in 
Section 32, Township 26 South, Range 37 East, containing 1.015 
acre, more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line in 
Brevard County. Notice of sale was published in the Melbourne 
Daily Times, proof of publication filed. 

Mr. Otey explained that the County Commission zoned his upland 
for a marina, that part of the application area would be dredged 
out and provision made for drainage from Otter Creek (which would 
be beneficial to his marina operation) . He said that Paul F. Clark, 
an objector who owned Lot 12 but who lived in Cocoa, was not aware 
that the upland property was privately owned when he requested 
that the area be made a state park. 

Mr. Clark's objections were not considered valid by the Staff. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Kynes, duly adopted, the Trustees 
overruled the objections and confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1568-31-253.12. On October 20, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from Bertha M. Kjorsvik, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $500.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Sebastian River 
in Section 25, Township 30 South, Range 38 East, lying northerly 
and westerly of Lots 1 to 8 inclusive, Block A of Ercildoune 
Heights Subdivision No. 1 as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 74, 
Public Records of Indian River County, containing 3.23 acres, more 
or less, landward of the established bulkhead line. Notice of sale 
was published in the Press-Journal, Vero Beach, Florida, and proof 
of publication filed. Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District waived objection to the sale. 

Robert F. Lloyd, appearing on behalf of the applicant, said that 



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the application was amended so that there would be no extension 
cut toward the channel thereby reducing the application area to 
3.10 acres. He said that early maps showed the natural finger- 
shaped protrusion of land around which the bulkhead line was set, 
and that the County Commission and the Conservation Department 
offered no objections to the application. 

Objections were filed by Paul E. Summers, William N. Norton, R. T. 
Childress, A. D. Schwab, Walter VanDusen and Robert R. Duerdin, 
based mainly on possible interference with a ten-foot easement 
across Lot 5 of Block A which allowed owners in the subdivision 
access to Sebastian River. Staff recommended that the easement 
be carried out to the water to protect owners' access to the river. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, the 
Trustees confirmed sale of the 3.10 acres of land to the applicant 
at $500.00 per acre, with deed to contain provision for extension 
of the easement to the water. 



MANATEE COUNTY - File No. 1572-41-253.12. On October 27, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application made by James A. Howze for 
Lincoln Holding, Inc., abutting upland owner, with offer of the 
appraised price of $471.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged land 
in Sarasota Bay in Sections 27 and 34, Township 34 South, Range 16 
East, containing 2.84 acres, more or less, within the established 
bulkhead line in Manatee County. The land was advertised for 
objections only in the Bradenton Herald, proof of publication 
filed and no protest received. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of 
the advertised land to the applicant at $471.00 per acre. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1537-44-253.12. On October 20, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from Lloyd K. Johnson, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of the appraised price of $300.00 per 
acre for two parcels of submerged land in Upper Sugarloaf Sound 
in Section 35, Township 66 South, Range 27 East, containing 5.2 
acres and 0.7 acres, or a total of 5.9 acres at Park Key in Monroe 
County. The land was advertised in the Key West Citizen, proof of 
publication filed and no protest received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised land to the applicant at the price offered. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1561-58-253.12. On October 27, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from Otto Pfundstein, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $475.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in Lemon Bay in Section 
22, Township 40 South, Range 19 East, containing 1.50 acres, more 
or less, landward of the established bulkhead line in Sarasota 
County. Application area was designated Spoil Area S-7 7F for 
deposit of material from the Intracoastal Waterway. Sarasota 
County Water and Navigation Control Authority approved the sale 
and filling. 

Notice of sale was published in the Sarasota Herald, proof of 
publication filed and no objections received. 

Upon motion, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel and formally approved the dredge and fill 
permit. 



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SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 888-58-253.12, and others. On October 
27, 1964, the Trustees deferred action on the following seven 
applications to purchase at $475.00 per acre nine contiguous 
parcels of submerged land in Lemon Bay comprising a total of 11.35 
acres, more or less, in Section 5, Township 40 South, Range 19 
East, in Sarasota County, within designated Spoil Area S-ll-C for 
disposal of spoil material adjacent to upland property for which 
fill permits were approved by Sarasota County Water and Navigation 
Control Authority. 



File 888-58-253.12 
File 864-58-253.12 
File 1548-58-253.12 
File 903-58-253.12 
File 856-58-253.12 
File 900-58-253.12 
File 1549-58-253.12 



Alice S. Hackney (3 parcels) 5.18 acres 

R. B. Kuydendall 0.86 acres 

Wayne R. Fischer 0.67 acres 

C. E. Knobloch 3.32 acres 

W. L. Collins 0.64 acres 

C. E. Jess 0.39 acres 

James W. Lukens 0.29 acres 



State Department of Conservation investigation and report, made 
pursuant to request of Representative John W. Hasson, was definitely 
adverse to filling the nine parcels. Furthermore, the Staff was 
advised by West Coast Inland Navigation District that the parcels 
were not now in Spoil Area S-ll-C and not needed for spoiling pur- 
poses. It was recommended that the seven applications be denied 
without prejudice to the right of review at some future time. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees denied without 
prejudice the seven applications to purchase submerged land. 



GLADES COUNTY - File No. 1559-22-253.36. Mosby Engineering Asso- 
ciates, Inc., on behalf of Minnie Lee Thompson, J. A. Morgan, H. L. 
Hawkins, Frank Gregorio and Elwood Strickland, abutting upland 
owners, offered the appraised price of $594.57 per acre for five 
parcels of reclaimed lake bottom land in Lake Okeechobee containing 
3.42 acres, more or less, in Sections 7 and 18, Township 40 South, 
Range 33 East, Glades County. 

Staff recommended sale without advertisement in accordance with the 
usual policy for sale of reclaimed land to abutting owners. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the recommendation was approved. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1504-16-253.12. ZAB Ventures, the abutting 
upland owner, requested confirmation of sale of 1.57 acre parcel of 
submerged land in the St. Johns River in Section 23, Township 1 
South, Range 27 East, Duval County, landward of the established 
bulkhead line, at the appraised price of $250.00 per acre. The 
Trustees on September 8, 1964, deleted the parcel from applicant's 
original application area of 5.52 acres because of objections from 
owners of Tracts 2, 3 and 4 on the plat accompanying the application, 
which tracts have been acquired by ZAB Ventures. The firm also 
requested release of the restriction placed in the deed conveying 
the 3.95 acres, that "no construction shall be commenced upon said 
land without prior approval of the Trustees of the Internal Improve- 
ment Fund of the State of Florida." 

Staff recommended issuance of a supplemental deed without the 
restriction, describing the entire 5.52 acres in the original appli- 
cation upon receipt of payment for the 1.57 acres at the appraised 
price. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the recommendation, 



LEASES 

SHELL LEASES - Presented to the Trustees as a matter of information 
was the following report of remittances received by the State Depart- 
ment of Conservation from holders of shell leases for the month of 
November, 1964: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. $11,287.17 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction Co. 9,083.46 

1788 Benton & Company, Inc. 13,098.97 

1917 Fort Myers Shell Co. 1,364.70 

1684 Edison Shell Co. none 

The report from the Board of Conservation was received. 



DADE COUNTY - Coral Television Corporation, represented by John 
Evans, applied for lease of a sovereignty area in Biscayne Bay 
southerly of Key Biscayne for construction of a transmitter facility 
and erection of a television tower. Area sought for transmitter 
was 100 feet square with center located at 25° 38' 0" North Lati- 
tude and 80° 9' 30" West Longitude with easement for three guy 
wires extending outward 1700 feet from center of tower site. 
Coral Television was granted authority from the Federal Communi- 
cations Commission to construct and operate television Channel 6 
with station in South Miami and transmitter in Biscayne Bay. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance 
of five-year lease for $100.00 annual rental, lease to require 
compliance with all applicable regulations and requirements of 
the United States Corps of Engineers, Federal Communications Com- 
mission and Federal Aviation Agency. 



MONROE COUNTY - Des Rocher Sand Company, Inc., lessee, requested 
one-year extension of Sand Lease No. 1296 expiring on December 8, 
1964, covering two areas southwest of Boca Chica Key. The lease 
account was in good standing. Terms included royalty of 15$ per 
cubic yard, $25.00 monthly minimum and surety bond of $2,000.00. 
The Director said that audits of such leases were being made. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized one-year extension 
of the lease on the same terms. 



MISCELLANEOUS 



FRANKLIN COUNTY - File No. 543-19-253.12. On October 11, 1960, 
the Trustees confirmed sale (First State Mortgage Company was 
original applicant) of 100 acres of submerged land in St. George 
Sound in Sections 12 and 13, Township 7 South, Range 4 West, 
offshore from the development project known as Lanark Village 
in Franklin County, for a consideration of $2,000.00. Deed No. 
22650 dated December 9, 1960, was issued to Florida Incorporated, 
a Florida corporation. Conveyance was conditioned upon the grantee 
complying with provisions set forth in the deed relating to filling 
and development of the area conveyed. These conditions were 
covenants running with the land and constituted a part of the 
consideration for execution of the deed of conveyance, and in the 
event of breach thereof could be enforced against the grantee 



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named therein, its successors or assigns, by the trustees or by 
any person holding title to a lot in Lanark Village or in the area 
conveyed. 

The Director advised the Trustees that the grantee in the deed 
failed to comply and live up to the conditions in the deed. In 
order to provide a recordable instrument to be recorded in 
Franklin County and to clear up any uncertainty with respect to 
the title to this area of submerged land, Mr. Parker requested 
approval of a resolution which would affirmatively revest in the 
Trustees title to the 100 acres of submerged land described in 
the deed. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Kynes, seconded and unanimously 
passed, the Trustees adopted the following resolution and directed 
that certified copy of these minutes including said resolution be 
recorded in the public records of Franklin County: 

RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS, the Trustees sold and conveyed to Florida, Incor- 
porated, a Florida corporation, in accordance with existing 
provisions of the Laws of Florida, a tract of submerged land 
located in Franklin County, Florida, consisting of 100 acres 
adjacent to upland property owned by the grantee, for a con- 
sideration of $2,000.00, which deed of conveyance is shown 
as Trustees' Deed No. 22650, dated December 9, 1960; and 

WHEREAS, by the terms of this Deed No. 22650 it was a 
conditional conveyance of the title of the area described 
therein, to-wit: 

A parcel of submerged land in St. George Sound in 
Sections 12 and 13, Township 7 South, Range 4 West, 
Franklin County, Florida, more particularly described 
as follows: 

Commence at the Northwest Corner of the South Half of 
Fractional Section 12, Township 7 South, Range 4 West 
and extend a line South 0° 05' 40" East along the West 
line of said Section 12, for 2200.0 feet; thence turn 
129° 30' left for 253.04 feet; thence turn 7° 19' left 
for 601.35 feet; thence turn 98° 58' 30" right for 
1528.8 feet to a concrete monument on the mean high 
water line of St. George Sound for a point of beginning. 
From this point of beginning continue along the line 
last described above, which bearing is South 37° 56' 10" 
East for a distance of 1700 feet; thence North 58° 0' 10" 
East, a distance of 2729.0 feet; thence North 37° 56' 10" 
West, a distance of 1500 feet, more or less, to a point 
on the mean high water line of St. George Sound, thence 
Southwesterly along said mean high water line to the 
Point of Beginning. Containing 100.0 acres, more or less; 

subject to certain terms, covenants and conditions which the 
grantee, by the acceptance of the deed, evidenced its consent 
and agreement to comply with; and 

WHEREAS, the obligations undertaken by the grantee named in 
said deed as set forth therein were to be completed within 
three years from the date of execution of said deed; and 

WHEREAS, the covenants and conditions shown as Items 1 through 
6 in Deed No. 22650 are covenants running with the land and 
constitute a part of the consideration for the execution of 



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said deed and are recited herein as follows: 

(1) That a navigable channel will be provided and 
maintained at or near the westerly boundary of the 
submerged parcel hereby conveyed. 

(2) That no filling will be made within 100 feet of 
the West boundary of the land hereby conveyed. 

(3) That a 1,000-foot beach fronting the Gulf of 
Mexico in an area not less than that appearing on the 
attached map, together with adequate off-street parking 
to accommodate fifty (50) automobiles will be filled 
and perpetually dedicated for the inhabitants or owners 
of lots in Lanark Village. That said beach will be 
maintained by the grantee, its successors and assigns, 
until such time as its maintenance shall be assumed by 
a municipality or other governmental agency. 

(4) That the grantee will construct and maintain two 
bridges as indicated upon the attached development 
plan with vertical clearance of not less than four and 
one-half feet above mean high water and horizontal 
width of not less than 18 feet. 

(5) That all sewage will be disposed of according to 
plans and specifications approved by the State Board 
of Health. 

(6) That all of the foregoing and the filling indicated 
upon the attached development plans shall be completed 
within three years from date hereof. In the event the 
grantee hereunder or its successors and assigns fail to 
fill all areas indicated upon the development plans 
hereto attached, it covenants and agrees that the 1,000- 
foot beach fronting upon the Gulf of Mexico required by 
paragraph (3) hereof, together with the parking area, 
shall be provided for from such portion of the area as 
shall have been filled, it being the intention of the 
parties hereto that the beach and parking area shall be 
provided for in any event; and 

WHEREAS, the grantee named in said deed, Florida, Incorporated, 
failed and refused to perform and discharge any of the covenants 
and conditions set forth in said deed within the period of 
three years from and after the execution and delivery of 
said deed; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TRUSTEES OF THE 
INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA that the 
title to said land as heretofore described, which was condi- 
tionally conveyed to the grantee named in the deed, Florida, 
Incorporated, is hereby formally divested from said named 
grantee, Florida, Incorporated, and the said fee title is 
hereby declared to be revested in the said Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Trustees do hereby forfeit 
any and all interest of every kind or nature of said grantee, 
Florida, Incorporated, in the title to the tract of submerged 
land described in the above numbered deed for the reason that 
said named grantee, Florida, Incorporated, has failed to 
conform to and comply with all of the covenants, agreements 
and conditions as set forth in said deed within the period 
of three years from and after the 9th day of December, A. D. 



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1960, the date upon which this deed of conveyance was 
executed by the Trustees. 



FLORIDA BOUNDARIES - Attorney General Kynes discussed the matter 
of defining Florida boundaries south of the mainland in the 
Florida Keys which was briefly mentioned in minutes of July 21, 
1964. His office had studied the problem thoroughly, had several 
meetings with federal representatives including the United States 
Solicitor General Archibald Cox who visited the keys area. There 
were wide variances cf opinion and it did not appear that an under- 
standing would be reached. Mr. Kynes recommended that the 1965 
Legislature of Florida be requested to define by statute what 
was considered to be the Florida boundary off the Florida Keys 
and based on this legislative Act, that the Attorney General 
be requested to file an appropriate proceeding in the form of 
a quiet title suit. The Trustees and the Director agreed that 
it would be a sounder approach to secure a legislative pronounce- 
ment and proceed to litigate on that basis, instead of the Trustees 
to attempt to define and establish the boundary by a declaration 
of policy as to this matter. A report being prepared by the 
office of the Attorney General would be a helpful guide to the 
legislature. 

The consensus of the members was that the Trustees of Internal 
Improvement Fund approach the Legislature for legislative intent 
on defining the boundaries of Florida. 



MARINE SALVAGE COMMITTEE - Dr. Charles H. Fairbanks, Chairman of 
the Marina Salvage Committee for the Trustees, advised that Dr. 
Robert H. Fuson of the University of South Florida asked to be 
relieved from membership in the committee. Dr. Fuson suggested 
as his successor another member of the staff of that University, 
Dr. Roger Grange, who had a considerable amount of archaeological 
experience and was recommended by Dr. Fairbanks. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Kynes, seconded and adopted, the 
Trustees accepted the resignation of Dr. Robert H. Fuson from 
the Marine Salvage Committee and approved the appointment of Dr. 
Roger Grange of the University of South Florida to serve on 
the committee . 



INDIAN AFFAIRS - During the time Mr. William R. Kidd served on 
Governor Bryant's staff and as Engineer and Director for the 
Trustees, he also acted as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, which 
title he still held. Many of the pro jects inaugurated during that 
time, which vitally affected the welfare of the Indians of 
Florida, were in the construction and final planning stages and 
in order to assure their early completion the Trustees were 
requested to authorize the Director to retain Mr. Kidd as a 
consultant to handle the program to a conclusion. Expenses 
involved in such an arrangement would be available out of 
budgeted funds in the Trustees' present budget. 

Upon the recommendation of Governor Bryant, the Trustees author- 
ized the Director to retain Mr. Kidd as consultant to carry on 
certain project which he had undertaken relating to his duties 
as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, expenses to come from budgeted 
funds. 



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BREVARD COUNTY - Davis, Craven and LaCerra, Inc., on behalf of 
South Patrick Development Company, applied for permit to construct 
commercial pier and mooring piles and dredge in an area 135 feet 
by 375 feet to improve navigation in the Banana River, the site 
of the work being immediately south of Mathers Bridge in front of 
Parcel "C" at Harbor Isles, Third Addition, Brevard County. The 
dredged material would be placed on applicant's upland and the 
Department of Conservation reported that the work was not expected 
to adversely affect marine life. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of state permit for commercial pier facility for the 
standard $100.00 charge. 



DADE COUNTY - Seaboard Air Line Railroad, represented by William 
A. O' Bryan, requested an additional right of way easement for rail- 
road purposes in Hiatus Lot 6 between Townships 53 and 54 South, 
Range 39 East, Dade County, containing approximately 1/7 of an 
acre, required due to realignment of center line of railroad tract 
on existing easement granted by the Trustees in 1956. Area of 
additional easement was within the 548 acre tract dedicated in 
1963 for public park and recreational purposes to Dade County. 
Dade County Public Works Department waived objection to the request. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees granted 
perpetual right of way easement to Seaboard Air Line Railroad subject 
to provision in the instrument for reversion in the event of non-use. 



DUVAL COUNTY - The State Road Department applied for dedication 
of a tract of submerged land containing 67:52 acres, more or less, 
extending across the St. Johns River in Townships 3 and 4 South, 
Range 27 East, Duval County, required for construction of bridge 
and causeway for Interstate Highway No. 295. Rights of way over 
the abutting upland were secured by the Department. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
dedication of the submerged land applied for by the State Road 
Department. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - The City of Pahokee by Resolution No. 33-64 
dated November 23, 1964, requested dedication of two small parcels 
of reclaimed lake bottom land containing 1.709 and 1.605 acres, 
more or less, abutting a similar parcel conveyed to said city by 
Trustees' Deed No. 18354"A" dated May 20, 1937, for a garbage 
disposal area in Section 19, Township 42 South, R ange 37 East, 
Palm Beach County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved dedication of the 
two parcels to the City of Pahokee for municipal purposes only. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The State Road Department applied for dedication 
of a parcel of submerged land containing 0.375 acre, more or less, 
in McKay Creek in Section 6, Township 30 South, Range 15 East, 
Pinellas County, required for reconstruction and improvement of 
State Road No. S-697. Rights of way over the abutting upland 
were secured by the Department. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved dedication of the 
parcel to the State Road Department. 



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PINELLAS COUNTY - Mann, Harrison, Mann & Rowe on behalf of North 
Bay Company, successor in title of original grantees, requested 
deed to correct descriptions of the corresponding tracts of sub- 
merged land contained in Trustees' Deed No. 17450 dated January 
12, 1926, as formerly corrected by Deed No. 17450-A dated March 
26, 1953, and Deed No. 17001 dated August 11, 1921, the purpose 
of the correction being to reference the descriptions to a legally 
established and accepted section corner. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of corrective deed for the standard handling 
charge of $10.00. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - In accordance with administrative policies and 
coastal construction regulations approved concurrently by the 
Trustees and the Board of Conservation on May 12, 1964, the Trustees 
approved the following permit as prepared and recommended by the 
Division of Beaches and Shores: 

ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Harbor Engineering Company on behalf of 
James L. Paxson and D. C. Scott applied for State Permit to 
construct two 100-foot groins into the Indian River at 
applicants' property to protect a small boat slip. Field 
inspection was made and no objections were received. Applicant 
submitted all requirements including $100 processing fee to 
the Division of Beaches and Shores, and furnished surety bond 
of $3,000 payable to Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund. 
SAJSP Permits (64-403) and DBS (64-19) 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - Volusia County on behalf of the United States 
requested an additional temporary easement to expire June 30, 1965, 
for pipe line purposes to pump material from the Intracoastal Water- 
way channel over a parcel of submerged land in the Halifax River 
in Sections 34 and 35, Township 15 South, Range 33 East, in 
Volusia County, to nourish the hurricane-damaged beach. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted the temporary ease- 
ment for the purpose requested. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Staff reported the following bids were received 
for printing various legal forms (deeds, quitclaims) to be used in 
the work of the Trustees' office in which changes were necessary 
after passage of amendment to Article IV of the Florida Constitution: 

Dixie Printing Company, Inc., Tallahassee $2,504.15 
Rose Printing Company, Inc., Tallahassee 975.00 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees accepted the low bid for 
printing to be done according to specifications. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



GOVERNOR /-\ CHAIRMAN 
ATTEST: 



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DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
December 15, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of 
Florida met on this date in the Board Room of the Office of the 
Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Farris Bryant Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

J. Edwin Larson Treasurer 

James W. Kynes Attorney General 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the minutes of 
the meeting of the Trustees on December 1, 1964, were approved 
as submitted. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1582-44-253.12. Bahia Honda Properties, 
Inc., abutting upland owner represented by J. Bruce Vining, offered 
$425.00 per acre, the value approved by Staff Appraiser, for a 
parcel of submerged land ih Florida Bay in Section 27, Township 
62 South, Range 38 East, containing 0.48 acre at Key Largo in 
Monroe County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
of the parcel for objections only. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Presented for approval was a bulkhead line amended 
by the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County on November 
19, 1964. The line was located in Newfound Harbor running north from 
the north right of way line of State Road 520 a distance of about 
1400 feet to the north section line of Section 31, Township 24 
South, Range 37 East, and amendment relocating the line a distance 
of 350 feet on the south and 497 feet on the north to the west of 
the existing line. All required exhibits were filed. 

No objections were received by the Trustees, but six residents of 
Glen Haven Subdivision objected at the county hearing on the grounds 
that development of the area within the proposed bulkhead line 
would obstruct their view to the south. The decision of the County 
Commission to approve the line was based on an indication that the 
objectors had purchased the canal front lots on a typical "finger 
fill", and that their objection to development of adjacent submerged 
land for homesites similar to theirs was not sufficient grounds 
to deny the proposed change. 

J. Lewis Hall, Jr., representing Eightkap, Inc., discussed the 
plans for development of the submerged area for which application 
to purchase would be made. He said that in addition to the 40-foot 
canal shown on Glen Haven Subdivision plat south of the objectors' 
lots, his client would dedicate an additional 60 feet to make a 
100-foot canal between the subdivision and the proposed development. 

The Trustees' Staff had discussed the bulkhead line change with 
Director Ralph Carter of Brevard County Recreation Department who 
offered no objection and suggested that the project could be bene- 
ficial to the county's recreation program planned for Recreation 
Island. The developer assured the Staff that dredging would be 
planned and dredging sites selected in coordination with the 



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county's recreation plans and to improve navigation in this 
segment of Newfound Harbor. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
formally approved the amended bulkhead line adopted by the Board 
of County Commissioners of Brevard County on November 19, 1964. 



BREVARD COUNTY AND MARTIN COUNTY - Charles E. Smith on behalf of 
Perdido Corporation requested non-exclusive exploratory lease 
covering three areas of submerged land in the Atlantic Ocean. 
Two areas were in Brevard County extending outward from the mean 
low water line to the territorial boundary of the State of Florida 
between 28° 2.5' North Latitude and 28° 5.5" North Latitude, and 
between 27° 54.4 North Latitude and 27° 57.4" North Latitude. 
The third area was in Martin County between 27° 5.5' North Latitude 
and 27° 8.5' North Latitude. The areas did not conflict with any 
existing salvage leases. 

Staff recommended issuance of one-year non-exclusive exploratory 
lease for annual rental of $100 and $500 surety bond, the lessee 
to be entitled to receive an exclusive salvage lease in the event 
of location of treasure. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of one- 
year non-exclusive exploratory lease on the terms recommended. 



ALACHUA COUNTY - The law firm of Reynolds, Goldin & Jones of 
Gainesville, for and in behalf of Philip F. Fluhr, requested ex 
parte disclaimer to all of Section 32, Township 7 South, Range 17 
East, except the W% of the NW^i and the N^s of the NE^s of the NV& 
of said section, in Alachua County. The request was made necessary 
by reason of the fact that the area in question, together with 
other contiguous land, was a part of the land granted to the State 
of Florida by the United States government to be sold and proceeds 
used for construction of a State Capitol. Evidence submitted by 
applicant indicated that the parcel under consideration was conveyed 
out by the Trustees to satisfy a claim of $1500.00 presented by 
Michael Ledwith, with the deed being made to A. A. Fisher. 

The Attorney General advised that, based on the facts submitted, 
the Trustees had authority to issue disclaimer to the area and 
Staff recommended that form and content of the instrument be 
approved by the Attorney General. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of disclaimer to the area described above 
for handing charge of $10.00. 



LEVY COUNTY - Reynolds, Goldin & Jones, attorneys for and in behalf 
of Robinson Land & Lumber Company of Alabama, Incorporated, requested 
disclaimer as to Sections 7, 18 and 19, Township 15 South, Range 
13*5 East, Levy County, being a hiatus area which was the subject 
matter of a re-survey by the United States Bureau of Land Management 
and was classified as omitted lands and subject to re-survey. Sub- 
sequent to the re-survey, request was submitted for patent to 
issue to the State of Florida and the patent was issued as to this 
area, since it was classified as swamp and overflowed land and 
subject to being patented under the terms of the Swamp and Over- 
flowed Act of Congress of 1850. 

The Attorney General advised the Staff that the State of Florida 
no longer had any interest in title to this parcel and the Trustees 



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had authority to issue ex parte disclaimer based upon the facts 
submitted. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of ex 
parte disclaimer for handling charge of $10.00, the form and content 
of the instrument to be approved by the Attorney General . 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1394-05-253.124. Staff recommended 
formal approval of fill permit to Rodney Thompson issued by the 
City Council of the City of Titusville in meeting December 8, 1964, 
under the provisions of Section 253.12 4 Florida Statutes, to fill 
the 14.2 acre parcel of submerged land in Sections 33 and 34, Town- 
ship 21 South, Range 35 East, Brevard County, previously conveyed 
by the Trustees. The proposed dredging area was within the 
established bulkhead line, which line was reviewed by the Board 
two weeks ago. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the fill 
permit issued to Rodney Thompson by the City of Titusville. 



COASTAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT - In accordance with administrative 
policies and coastal structures regulations, the Trustees approved 
the following permit as prepared and recommended by the Division 
of Beaches and Shores of the Department of Conservation: 

BROWARD COUNTY - Wiggins, Keith and Riddell, Engineers and 
Surveyors on behalf of D. Arnold Phillips, Sarah Sander 
Phillips and Baird Tewksbury of Fort Lauderdale, applied 
for permit to construct one concrete H.pile, concrete and 
wood panel non-permeable adjustable type groin adjacent 
to their property. Applicant submitted all requirements 
including §100 processing fee to the Division of Beaches 
and Shores, and furnished surety bond of $1,000 payable 
to the Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund. The project 
was approved by Broward County Erosion District. 
SAJSP (64-549) and DBS (64-31) 



DADE COUNTY - In meeting on August 11, 1959, the Trustees consid- 
ered an application by W. T. Wallis on behalf of Raymond G. Williams 
for an exchange of sovereignty lands in the Oleta River in Section 
9, Township 52 South, Range 42 East, Dade County, for a right of 
way required by Dade County through and across privately-owned 
Maule Lake in Sections 9 and 10, Township 52 South, Range 42 East. 
In the absence of any request from Central and Southern Florida 
Flood Control District for this right of way, the Trustees in 1959 
did not see that the exchange was advantageous to the State and 
the application was denied. 

Agenda item prepared on this date for consideration showed an 
amended application for an exchange of sovereignty lands in the 
said Oleta River, containing 8.21 acres, for the entire area of 
Maule Lake less right of way previously secured by Central and 
Southern Florida Flood Control District, leaving a net area of 
171.69 acres. Staff Appraiser reported a value of $51,260 for the 
8.21 acres, and a total of $51,405 for the 171.69 acres. Staff 
felt that exchange should be considered only on the basis that the 
applicant would convey fee title to the bottoms of Maule Lake with- 
out reservation for dredging rights except for the amount of 
material necessary to fill and improve the 8.21 acre parcel in 
the Oleta River. 

However, prior to the meeting, the application was amended to 



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withdraw from consideration at this time any exchange with respect 
to Maule Lake. Instead, the applicant, R. G. Williams, acting 
through W. Turner Wallis, requested that the Trustees execute an 
ex parte disclaimer as to the two white-colored areas shown in 
Parcel "A" and the one white-colored area shown in Parcel "B" of 
the map of the Kathryn C. Maule Property attached to this applica- 
tion as prepared by W. Turner Wallis, Registered Engineer. Also, 
application was made that the Trustees execute a quitclaim deed to 
the owner of record as to the green-colored area shown in Parcel 
"A" and Parcel "B" on the above described map. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of ex 
parte disclaimer and quitclaim deed to the parcels described 
above for the handling charge of $10.00 per instrument. 



DUVAL COUNTY - The City of Jacksonville by Resolution adopted Decem- 
ber 8, 1964, requested dedication for public and municipal purposes 
of seven separate parcels of upland and submerged land in the St. 
Johns River and Mill Cove in Sections 30, 31 and 32, Township 1 
South, Range 28 East, and Section 5, Township 2 South, Range 28 East, 
Duval County. The parcels, each 200 feet by 200 feet, are needed 
for construction of electric transmission towers. Two of the parcels 
were within a grant by the Trustees to the United States for perpet- 
ual easement for right of way for the Fulton-Dames Cut-Off of the St. 
Johns ship channel, and the Staff recommended dedication subject 
thereto. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Kynes and adopted, the 
Trustees authorized dedication of the seven parcels to the City of 
Jacksonville for public and municipal purposes subject to clearance 
by the city of any objections from upland owners and subject to the 
prior grant to the United States. 



ESCAMBIA COUNTY - F. H. Roche, president of Pisces Yachting, Inc., 
of Pensacola, submitted application for commercial dock permit at 
his upland frontage 100 feet wide on Big Lagoon in Section 24, 
Township 3 South, Range 31 West, Escambia County, not in an incor- 
porated area and without local zoning. The dock was to be from the 
approximate middle one-third of applicant's lot, to extend a dis- 
tance of 425 feet into Big Lagoon at which distance the water depth 
was approximately four feet at mean low tide; the main structure 
would be three feet wide with thirteen finger piers. Applicant 
planned to conduct a sailing school and provide mooring facilities 
for sailboats and other small craft. 

Patrick G. Emmanuel, attorney for the applicant, and objecting 
adjacent owners, C. Dan Stitt and Gordon W. Howell, were all present 
in anticipation of a meeting on November 24. In the absence of a 
quorum, they were granted an unofficial hearing by the Governor and 
Attorney General with no action taken. Efforts to compromise the 
controversy over issuance of commercial permit had failed. Staff 
considered that the structure would not be adverse to the public 
interest and that commercial operation could be conducted without 
imposing on riparian rights of adjacent owners. 

A field investigation was not made since the shoreline was straight, 
there were no zoning restrictions, there were other docks and com- 
mercial ventures in the area as well as residences and it appeared 
that the decision to be made was whether or not the Board thought 
that the applicant, who owned only 100 feet of waterfront, could 
conduct the proposed commercial operation without infringing on 
his neighbors' riparian rights. Jack Buford of the Trustees' Staff 
said that the life-lines desired by objectors, while offering some 



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protection for swimmers, would preclude reasonable use of the water 
which was in public ownership. He also said that reports were that 
the applicant had been operating commercially from his present dock 
without a state permit. 

Mr. Kynes suggested that the length of a dock should bear some relation 
to the width of the lot. However, it was recognized that in shallow 
water a dock had to extend far enough to be usable. In this case the 
objections were not to the distance but to the commercial use. Mr. 
Larson felt that an inspection might help toward a negotiated compromise. 

Mr. Emmanuel described the various properties in the zone and said 
that both adjacent owners had rental trailers on their lots, that the 
dock would be only three feet wide with small finger piers, that on 
Mr. Roche's lot was his residence where he would conduct his business 
of selling and servicing sailboats and giving lessons. 

Protests by Messrs. Howell and Stitt were based on the danger to 
swimmers, the charge that boats infringed on their riparian rights 
and often were moored on their beaches, and that with only one hundred 
feet of frontage Mr. Roche did not have enough room to operate a 
sailing school. A drawing showed that Mr. Roche owned a lot 300 feet 
wide on the other side (east) of Mr. Stitt 's lot which might be better 
utilized for a commercial dock facility. Mr. Stitt suggested terms 
for compromise which included safety devices and no dredging that 
would make an underwater ditch. 

Governor Bryant pointed out that the waters of the State are property 
of the sovereign, useful to all, which a buyer of waterfront should 
recognize. He said that should the Trustees attempt to zone property 
for use, not having immediate knowledge of local conditions, many 
problems and hardships would result. He added that he hoped Mr. 
Roche would be able to develop the larger piece of property for his 
proposed commercial operation. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Kynes and adopted, 
that the application for commercial dock permit be denied and the 
objections sustained. 



HENDRY AND GLADES COUNTIES - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees 
authorized perpetual easement to Central and Southern Florida Flood 
Control District for right of way for improvement of the Caloosahatchee 
River channel over the submerged and reclaimed bottom lands of that 
river in Sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 in Township 43 South, 
Range 28 East, in Sections 4, 5, 6 and 7 in Township 43 South, Range 
29 East, and in Sections 32 and 33, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, 
Hendry and Glades Counties. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Honeymoon Island Project. The Trustees considered 
the request submitted to the Staff by Thomas E.MacDonald, Jr., of the 
law firm of Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings, Glos and Evans of Tampa, 
counsel for The Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York, that the 
Trustees adopt an appropriate resolution accepting the Honeymoon 
Island Causeway Project. 

The City of Dunedin on December 8, 1964, adopted Resolution No. 1003, 
certified copies of which were enclosed with Mr. MacDonald's request, 
releasing the bonding company from all obligations under the two 
bonds mentioned. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, the 
Trustees approved the adoption of the following resolution which 
had been approved by the Attorney General: 



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RESOLUTION 

A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR CONFIRMATION AND RATIFICATION OF 
ACCEPTANCE OF PORTIONS OF THE HONEYMOON ISLAND CAUSEWAY PROJECT 
FROM THE FIDELITY AND CASUALTY COMPANY OF NEW YORK AS SURETY 

WHEREAS, heretofore The Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York, 
a New York corporation, hereinafter sometimes called F&C, did as 
surety execute a certain bond dated September 22, 1959, wherein 
City of Dunedin, a municipal corporation, and LeRoy Collins, Gover- 
nor, et al, as and constituting the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, were obligees, and Curlew 
Properties, Inc. was principal, and a certain bond dated August 6, 
1960, wherein Kirke Couch, et al, as Trustees of Central States, 
Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund were obligees, and 
Honeymoon Isle Development Corp. was principal, said bonds being 
commonly denoted and hereinafter sometimes referred to respectively 
as "Curlew Bond" and "Honeymoon Isle Bond", and 

WHEREAS, heretofore on or about August 21, 1961, by Resolution 852, 
the City of Dunedin did declare the contracts described in Curlew 
Bond to be in default, which action was thereafter concurred in 
by the Attorney General of Florida, one of and the attorney for the 
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida 
in a letter addressed to the Mayor of the City of Dunedin dated 
August 23, 1961, and the said Kirke Couch, et al, as Trustees, on 
August 21, 1961, by and through their attorney did declare the 
contracts described in the Honeymoon Isle Bond to be in default, and 

WHEREAS, in the light of such declarations of default and the prior 
and subsequent inaction of its principals and indemnitors, it 
thereby became the obligation of F&C to complete certain construc- 
tion described in the contracts, and 

WHEREAS, F&C commenced construction of those uncompleted portions 
of the Honeymoon Island causeway project which were its 
responsibility, and 

WHEREAS, on or about January 24, 1962, by Resolution 877 the City 
of Dunedin for itself and as designated agent of the Trustees of 
the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida did make 
appropriate designations of the inspectors for such construction, 
and in particular did designate Watson and Company, Tampa, Florida, 
as the qualified consulting engineer to execute the appropriate 
certificate of completion demanded of F&C, and 

WHEREAS, F&C has now completed all of the construction for 
which it is responsible with the exception of the portion of 
the access road to the public beach west of Station 102+00, 
which cannot now be constructed, and 

WHEREAS, the City of Dunedin has acquired appropriate title to 

all portions of realty upon which the project is being constructed, 

and 

WHEREAS, the proper engineering certificates have been received 
by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of 
Florida, including the aforesaid certificate of completion 
executed by Watson and Company dated December 1, 1964, attesting 
to completion of the responsibilities of F&C with the single 
aforesaid exception, and 

WHEREAS, F&C has on September 3, 1964, tendered to the City 
of Dunedin, and the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund 
of the State of Florida, the sewage treatment plant and 



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marina site effective July 28, 1964, and did similarly tender 
on December 7, 1964, the remaining completed portions of the 
project effective December 1, 1964, and 

WHEREAS, because of the unique nature of this project, it is 
appropriate and equitable that F&C be formally apprised of 
the acceptance of the construction completed by it, and 

WHEREAS, the City of Dunedin did heretofore on December 8, 1964, 
by Resolution 1003, effect such acceptance and release, 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL 
IMPROVEMENT FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA: 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State 
of Florida hereby confirm and ratify the acceptance by the 
City of Dunedin through Resolution 1003, dated December 8, 
1964, of the portions of the Honeymoon Island Causeway project 
heretofore tendered by The Fidelity and Casualty Company of 
New York, including generally Structures A & B, the roadway and 
causeway from the bulkhead line of the mainland to the east 
bulkhead line of Honeymoon Island, the access road to the public 
beach west to station 102+00 except the 537 feet of said access 
road west of station 102+00 to the back of the proposed public 
beach which cannot now be constructed but which The Fidelity 
and Casualty Company of New York agrees and obligates itself 
to build and complete when conditions permit as shown on the 
appropriate approved construction plans described in the Final 
Certificate of Watson and Company dated December 1, 1964, and 
the sewage treatment plant and marina site. 



ST. AUGUSTINE QUADRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION - Formal request was made 
by Earl W. Newton, Executive Director of the St. Augustine Historical 
Restoration and Preservation Commission, for the Trustees to make 
available as a part of the Florida State Exhibition Building exhibits 
during the period of the Quadricentennial Celebration a typical 
cross-section of the gold and silver coins and other items which 
were recovered recently from the Atlantic Ocean near Fort Pierce. 
The Trustees' Director asked for authority to cooperate contingent 
upon the exhibit facilities being adequate in every way with 
respect to security of the items on loan. 

The Trustees were agreeable but, as other similar requests might be 
made, the consensus was that it should be clearly understood that 
the expense and security involved should be the burden of the appli- 
cant and not the Trustees. 

Upon motion by Comptroller Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized cooperation with the St. Augustine Historical Restoration 
and Preservation Commission by making some salvaged items available 
for exhibit, provided the exhibit facilities were adequate in every 
way with respect to insurance and security, and all expense to be 
borne by the applicant. 



S ARASOTA COUNTY - Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, the 
Trustees authorized issuance of duplicate deed for handling charge 
of $10.00 pursuant to request from E. G. Boone, attorney, for an 
instrument to replace Trustees' Quitclaim Deed No. 23602 issued 
to Winifred H. Parcher on February 24, 1964, which was lost before 
it was recorded in the public records. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




ATTEST: V^/^-^<<~^- L%24*&~- 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
December 22, 1964 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Farris Bryant Governor 

J. Edwin Larson Treasurer 

James W. Kynes Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting held on 
December 8, 1964, were approved as presented. 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File No. 1576-08-253.12. On November 3, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from E. V. Pikulski, abutting 
upland owner, who offered the appraised price of $1040.00 per acre 
for 1.52 acres of submerged land in the Myakka River in Section 
28, Township 40 South, Range 21 East, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Charlotte County. Notice of sale was published 
in the Charlotte Herald, Punta Gorda, Florida, and proof of publi- 
cation filed in the Trustees' office. 

The State Road Department requested that no channel or dredging 
excavation be permitted within 200 feet of the centerline of State 
Road No. 771. 

Telegram received on the sale date from Farr, Farr and Hyamans on 
behalf of Richard Stickley protested that the application covered 
a portion of a channel. 

On recommendation of the Director, the Trustees deferred action 
for one week for investigating the objections. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1577-16-253.12. On November 3, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from Pernell G. Johnson, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of §250.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for the purchase of 1.41 acres of submerged land in the 
St. Johns River in Sections 27 and 34, Township 1 South, Range 27 
East, landward of the established bulkhead line in Duval County. 
Notice of sale was published in the Florida Times Union, Jacksonville, 
Florida, proof of publication filed and no protest received. 



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Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel of land to Mr. Johnson at the price 
offered. 



BROWARD COUNTY - File No. 1585-06-253.12. Tolar and Adler on 
behalf of John W. Chapman, abutting upland owner, offered $434.78 
per acre or $100.00 minimum, approved by the Staff Appraiser, for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land containing 0.23 acre in 
the North Fork of New River in Section 9, Township 50 South, Range 
42 East, landward of the established bulkhead line in the City of 
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Kynes, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized advertisement of the parcel for objections only. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1575-31-253.12. Robert F. Lloyd 
on behalf of Paul R. Stevenson and wife, abutting upland owners, 
offered the appraised price of $723.66 per acre for two separate 
parcels of submerged land totalling 1.68 acres in the Indian 
River in Section 6, Township 31 South, Range 3 9 East, landward of 
the established bulkhead line in the City of Sebastian, Indian 
River County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement of 
the parcel for objections only. 



DADE COUNTY - Trustees and State Board of Education. Barnett Serio 
of Natchez, Mississippi, holder of Oil and Gas Drilling Lease No. 
1939-1939-S covering land in Dade County title to which was in the 
Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund and the State Board of Edu- 
cation, applied for extension of time under the terms of Paragraph 
15 of said lease within which to commence and complete operations 
for drilling a well required under the lease prior to March 24, 
1965. Lessee states that he was ready to apply to the Board of 
Conservation for permit to drill, had made arrangements to build 
access road and had prepared the drilling site, however on or 
about December 1st he learned of Dade County zoning regulations 
and permit requirements prohibiting the drilling of an oil and 
gas well within the county. 

Wendell L. Roberts discussed the county regulations and mentioned 
the applicant's successful drilling operations in another state. 

In the opinion of the Staff, Paragraph 15 of the subject lease 
authorized extension of time for the commencing of drilling of an 
oil well where the lessee was unable to secure valid drilling 
permit. Lessee had demonstrated that he was exercising all due 
diligence to overcome the difficulties and the Director recommended 
an extension of 120 days. 

The members expressed a desire to honor the county zoning and permit 
regulations but felt that the Trustees were placed in an untenable 
position after oil and drilling lease covering state land had been 
granted. It was suggested that the Director consult with the Dade 
County Zoning Director. 

Upon motion by Mr. Kynes, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, the 
Trustees granted an extension of 120 days from and after the date 
all necessary drilling permits were issued or approved within which 
to commence actual drilling of a well as required by this lease, 
this extension of time to be conditioned upon lessee exercising due 
diligence to secure all necessary drilling permits. 



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FRANKLIN COUNTY - Ronald M. Bloodworth applied for one-year non- 
exclusive commercial sand lease in the Apalachicola River, being 
over the same area in his former Lease No. 2077 which expired June 
30, 1964. The former lease was recently audited by Staff Auditor. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of one- 
year non-exclusive sand lease with royalty of 15C per cubic yard, 
$20.00 monthly minimum, $1,000.00 surety bond and lessee to be 
required to furnish consent to dredge in front of upland owner. 



MANATEE COUNTY - The Trustees considered a bulkhead line established 

by the Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County by Resolution 

adopted July 28, 1963, for that portion of the county extending from 

the north right-of-way line of State Road No. 55 (U. S. 19) along 

the easterly shoreline of Tampa Bay running east into Bishop's 

Harbor and several smaller bayous and then continuing north to the 

north county line. The location was recommended to the county by 

a bulkhead line technical committee composed of the county planner, 

county engineer and Kenneth Woodburn, biologist with the State 

Board of Conservation. Because of Mr. Woodburn' s participation on 

the committee, no independent Board of Conservation report was requested. 

It was reported that objections were raised by a total of fourteen 
land owners, being every land owner along the bulkhead line. The 
main objectors were D. G. Haley and the Hendry Corporation. Objec- 
tions were based on the fact that the established bulkhead line 
excluded "land" which was in private ownership. The Hendry Corpor- 
ation represented that it would "lose" 300 to 350 acres of land 
located on the north side of Bishop's Harbor if the bulkhead line 
were approved. 

Those in favor of the bulkhead line included the Manatee County 
Conservation Alliance, the Manatee County Audubon Society, the 
local chapter of the Izaak Walton League and the Manatee River 
Garden Club. 

The Trustees' Staff studied the line carefully and did not consider 
it adverse to the public interest or that there would be undue 
sacrifice of marine resources or other public values. It was 
recognized that the primary duty of the Trustees was to protect 
the welfare of the general public and only incidentally to take 
care of private rights and property. However, it was felt that the 
governing body should take private rights and ownerships into con- 
sideration in establishing bulkhead lines; that a line running across 
private property should be so fixed only when necessary to protect 
public rights in use of the waters and the rights of other riparian 
owners. There was no information indicating that private rights, 
ownerships or desires were recognized. Staff felt that it would 
not be in the public interest for all those areas now in private 
ownership to be included within an established bulkhead line. 
Portions of the bulkhead line were considered to be good, but portions 
did not appear conducive to orderly, feasible development which was 
also a primary function of a bulkhead line. Indications were that 
the Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County was willing to 
review the bulkhead line with the objectors in an effort to satisfy 
their objections. 

It was recommended that the Trustees take no formal action but refer 
the bulkhead line back to the county for reconsideration. This was 
not to be construed as a request that the county, in reconsidering 
this bulkhead line, was asked to compromise any public interests, 
only that rights of private property interests might be given due 
consideration in establishing a bulkhead line. 



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The recommendation was approved as the action of the Board. 



BROWARD COUNTY - Formal request was received from J. Easthope, 
attorney for Dixie Drainage District, that the Trustees, acting in 
their official capacity as the State Board of Drainage Commissioners, 
appoint David B. Russell who is presently president of the District, 
and Gilbert P. Edwards who is presently a supervisor of the District, 
as supervisors for two and three year terms respectively, the terms 
of office to commence December 9, 1964. This action was made 
necessary due to the failure of a majority of the owners of the 
acreage included in the District to attend the annual meeting in 
the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Broward County on 
December 14, 1964, at which time new supervisors were scheduled to 
be elected. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees in 
their official capacity as the State Board of Drainage Commissioners 
appointed David B. Russell as supervisor for a two-year term and 
Gilbert P. Edwards for a three-year term, the terms of office to 
commence December 9, 1964. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1538-05-253.124. Upon motion duly adopted, 
the Trustees formally approved the fill permit issued to Ozier- 
Weller Homes, Inc., by the Engineer's Office of Brevard County on 
December 15, 1964, under the provisions of Section 253.124 Florida 
Statutes, to fill the 2.22 acres of submerged land previously 
conveyed by the Trustees. The proposed dredging and filling was 
approved by the Department of Conservation. 



BREVARD AND DADE COUNTIES - Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, 
the Trustees approved the following two applications for State 
Commercial Dock Permits, for each of which all of the required 
exhibits, $100.00 processing fees and written consents from 
adjacent owners were received. 

(1) Indian River Estates Club, Inc., applied for permit to 
construct a dock on the west shore of the Indian River 
in front of property described as the S^ of Government 
Lot 2 east of State Road 515 in Section 8, Township 24 
South, Range 36 East, in Brevard County; and 

(2) Seacoast Towers Miami Beach, Inc., applied for permit 
to construct six piers along the east shore of Indian 
Creek in front of Lots 19 and 20, First Ocean Front 
Subdivision, Miami Beach, in Dade County. 



LAKE COUNTY - C. C. Thompson applied for state permit to remove 
approximately 500 cubic yards of fill material from Lake Gertrude 
for improvement of waterfront upland. The Game and Fresh Water 
Fish Commission made a field investigation and approved the work 
subject to the standard stipulations as to dredging. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized permit for 
removal of the material requested for $25.00 charge. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Authority was requested to purchase one No. 54RC 
G/F green filing cabinet to match existing equipment, for use in 
the Murphy Act Section. The net price was $110.50. 



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Also, the following bids were reported for printing letterheads 
for use in the office of the Trustees: 

Pepper Printing Company of Gainesville $198.00 
Rose Printing Company of Tallahassee 220.00 

Dixie Printing Company of Tallahassee 299.00 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized purchase of the 
filing cabinet and accepted the low bid from Pepper Printing 
Company for the letterheads. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - The Director requested authority to make payment 
to Frances Thigpen, Court Reporter, in the amount of $356.00 covering 
the cost of transcribing the hearing conducted by the Board of Con- 
servation under authority of Section 377.16 Florida Statutes, 
regarding the Sunoco-Felda Field. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved payment of 
$356.00 as requested. 



ESCAMBIA COUNTY - State Board of Health Property in the City of 
Pensacola. Honorable George G. Stone, Representative of Escambia 
County, had submitted a request to the Trustees for conveyance of 
Lots 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25, Block 35, Belmont Tract, City of Pensa- 
cola, from the State of Florida, for the use and benefit of the 
State Board of Health, to the City of Pensacola upon the basis of 
the reverter provision originally contained in the deed from the 
City of Pensacola to the State of Florida. 

This matter was considered by the Board of Commissioners of State 
Institutions at its meeting December 22, 1964, and the following is 
a recital of the minutes of the meeting of the said Board on this 
date with respect to the action taken in connection with this matter, 

Hon. George G. Stone appeared before the Board in connection 
with the following described property, to wit: 

Lots 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25, Block 35, Belmont Tract in the 
City of Pensacola, Florida, according to map of said city 
copyrighted by Thomas C. Watson in the year 1906, 

on which the old Board of Health building is situated in 
Pensacola, and requested that said property be deeded back 
to the City of Pensacola to be used by the city. He advised 
that this property was originally sold to the State for $100.00, 
and that the reverter clause was removed from said deed; that 
the new Regional Health Laboratory is nearing completion; that 
the old property would not be needed by the State, and that 
he would like to have the transfer made prior to the next 
session of Legislature. 

Governor Bryant stated that it was his feeling that the City 
of Pensacola is entitled to have its request granted, there- 
upon Mr. Conner moved that the request be granted; Mr. Bailey 
seconded the motion. Without objection the Board agreed to 
transfer said property to the City of Pensacola for the sum 
of $100.00. This action was concurred in by the members as 
Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



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ATTEST: 



DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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GOVERNOR - /NCHAIRMAN 



Tallahassee, Florida 
December 29, 1964 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Farris Bryant Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

J. Edwin Larson Treasurer 

James W. Kynes Attorney General 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting of the 
Trustees held on December 15, 1964, were approved as submitted. 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File No. 1576-08-253.12. On December 22, 1964, 
the Trustees deferred action on application made by E. V. Pikulski, 
abutting upland owner, for purchase of 1.52 acres, more or less, 
of submerged land in the Myakka River in Section 28, Township 40 
South, Range 21 East, landward of the established bulkhead line 
in Charlotte County. 

Telegram protesting the sale was received on the sale date, 
followed by letter also from Farr, Farr and Hyamans, attorneys 
for Richard Stickley, which cited objections not considered valid 
by the Staff. Confirmation of the sale was recommended by the 
Director. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, the 
Trustees overruled the objections and confirmed sale of the adver- 
tised parcel to the applicant at the appraised price, $1,040.00 
per acre. 



MONROE COUNTY - The following two applications were presented from 
abutting upland owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to 
their ownerships: 

1. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1584-44-253.12. Dr. J. M. Renedo and 
Bruno Van Bavel offered $425.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for three parcels of submerged land comprising 8.35 
acres in Hawk Channel in Sections 35 and 36, Township 67 South, 
Range 25 East, Stock Island. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1586-44-253.12. G. A. Crawshaw on 
behalf of C. J. Berg and Bernice Berg, Trustees, offered 
$326.82 per acre, the value reported by Staff Appraiser, for 



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a parcel of submerged land containing 4.10 acres in the Straits 
of Florida in Section 18, Township 59 South, Range 41 East, at 
Key Largo. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the land in the 
two applications to be advertised for objections only. 



DADE COUNTY - File No. 714-13-253.124; SAKSP Permits (62-278) 
On September 22, 1964, the Trustees postponed decision after con- 
sidering the application of Malcolm B. Wiseheart and Marshall C. 
Wiseheart who requested approval of permit granted by Dade County 
(Resolution No. 7896 dated September 25, 1962) to dredge and fill 
105-acre tract of submerged land in Sections 2 and 11, Township 56 
South, Range 40 East, Dade County, purchased from the Trustees in 
1960. 

On this date, Judge Marshall C. Wiseheart asked the Trustees to 
grant approval of the permit which action, if taken, would merely 
constitute approval of the action taken by the Dade County Metro 
Commission. He said he thought he was entitled to the permit legally, 
equitably and morally, that money he spent on engineering fees, taxes 
on the land and interest he might have received on the purchase price 
amounted to a considerable sum. In the discussion, he also said that 
a conservation report was not asked for until request was made for 
the permit and that the County Commission had the report before it 
when it granted dredge and fill permit. He had accepted delay and 
had not pursued the matter more urgently partly because the Trustees 
had other more important matters to consider, such as Seadade and 
Islandia. 

Attorney General Kynes said that he and his staff had reached the 
conclusion that the Trustees do not have any legal obligation to 
grant the dredge and fill permit. He thought the Board in its dis- 
cretion might have some obligation to right what he considered was a 
mistake or bad policy back in 1960 when the Wisehearts and some other 
applicants purchased under the assumption that there was some obli- 
gation to grant purchasers dredge permits. Mr. Kynes suggested that 
the Chairman appoint a committee to work something out with the 
Wisehearts on the basis of possibly a reimbursement, re-purchase or 
perhaps some compensation for damages which he recognized might 
establish a precedent since there were four other sales in the area. 
He said that the Trustees' policy since 1960 had changed in that the 
procedure now was to get a conservation report on the effect of sale 
and filling prior to advertising or before the sale. 

Judge Wiseheart protested any further delay and urged approval of 
the permit to which he felt he was entitled. He said he had no 
present thought of exercising any legal rights but there might be 
some which he would probably look into and he might ask for his 
money back, but at this time he asked the Trustees to grant the permit. 

Mr. Larson said that the Judge was correct in stating that he had 
invested much time and money in the matter. 

Mr. Green said the application had been pending a long time but in 
view of the report by the Board of Conservation and so that definite 
action might be taken, he made a motion that the application for 
approval of the dredge and fill permit be denied. 

Mr. Kynes said that since denial appeared to be the consensus, he 
seconded the motion, which carried without objection. 

Mr. Kynes made a further motion, which was duly adopted, that this 
action of the Trustees should not be interpreted as prejudicing 



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the right of applicant to make application for redress. 



DADE COUNTY - Dade County requested issuance of an additional quit- 
claim deed to include an area which was inadvertently omitted from 
Quitclaim No. 23745 issued pursuant to authorization by the Trustees 
recorded in the minutes of May 5, 1964, on which date the Board 
approved release of all rights which the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund might have in those certain lands in Sections 13 
and 14, Township 53 South, Range 40 East, described in 1960 release 
of rights to canal reservations from the Glenn H. Curtiss Properties, 
Inc., to Dade County. The Director said that release of the 
additional area was proper. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved issuance of new 
quitclaim for $10.00 handling charge, to include the area which was 
previously omitted. 



DADE COUNTY - The City of Miami by Resolution No. 36139 dated 
November 18, 1964, requested dedication of a parcel of submerged 
land in Biscayne Bay in Sections 6 and 7, Township 54 South, Range 
42 East, Dade County, for public road and bridge purposes for 
access to Burlingame Island. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized dedication of 
the parcel requested by the City of Miami for public road and 
bridge purposes. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Honeymoon Island Project. The City of Dunedin 
by Resolution No. 1007 adopted at meeting of the City Commission on 
December 22, 1964, requested the Trustees to authorize the First 
National Bank of Dunedin, Florida, as escrow agent under the terms 
of the agreement dated May 19, 1959, by and between the Trustees, 
the City of Dunedin, Tom B. Slade as Trustee, and Curlew Properties, 
Inc., to release to the developers those certain deeds from Tom B. 
Slade as Trustee, and Curlew Properties, inc., which had been placed 
with said bank in accordance with the terms and provisions of the 
escrow agreement above referred to. 

The Director advised the Board that a review of the letter of trans- 
mittal from Charles S. Baird, City Attorney of Dunedin, together 
with the recital set forth in the subject resolution, indicated 
that the requirements as set forth in the agreement between Trustees, 
City of Dunedin, Tom B. Slade as Trustee, and Curlew Properties, Inc., 
have been discharged in full and complied with by the obligors or 
their successors and assigns. Approval of the action of the City 
of Dunedin was recommended. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees approved 
the action of the City of Dunedin as set forth in Resolution No. 
1007 with respect to release by the First National Bank of Dunedin 
as escrow agent of the deeds referred to and described in said 
agreement . 



POLK COUNTY - F. C. Horn made application for a permit to remove 
400 cubic yards of fill material fromLake Howard in Polk County for 
improvement of waterfront upland. The Game and Fresh Water Fish 
Commission made field investigation and approved the proposed work 
subject to the standard stipulations as to dredging. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
permit for the requested amount of material for $25.00 minimum 



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charge, subject to compliance by the applicant with permit regula- 
tions and recommendations of the Game and Fresh Water Fish 
Commission. 



TRUSTEES ' FUND S - Caroline Brevard School Property Purchase 

for the State Road Department. 
On January 23, 1958, the Trustees acting for and in behalf and at 
the request of the State Road Department advanced funds in the 
amount of $490,000 to the Leon County Board of Public Instruction 
for the purchase of property located in the Capitol Center known as 
the Caroline Brevard School property. Deed was issued to the 
Trustees for that parcel described as Lots 35, 36, 37 and 38, 
Original Plan, City of Tallahassee, Florida. The Trustees on 
February 28, 1958, entered into a Lease-Purchase Agreement with 
the State Road Department whereby the Road Department agreed to 
purchase and the Trustees agreed to sell said property upon payment 
by the Road Department to the Trustees of eight annual payments of 
$76,850 each commencing January 1, 1960, with the last payment to 
be made January 1, 1967. Payments have been made through to the 
year 1964, leaving three installments unpaid. 

The State Road Department, upon determining that expanding operations 
made it necessary to construct a new building to provide additional 
space for combining operations into one facility, requested the 
Board of Commissioners of State Institutions to purchase the build- 
ings which the Department occupied in the Capitol Center, together 
with other land presently used as a parking facility. The buildings 
so purchased by the Board of Commissioners would be utilized for 
other state agencies. The Board of Commissioners in response to 
that request asked the Florida Development Commission to issue 
revenue-certificate bonds to provide the funds with which to carry 
out the project. These bonds were issued and sold but in arriving 
at the amount of bonds to be issued for this purpose, the Caroline 
Brevard School property was appraised without taking into account 
the balance due from the Road Department to the Trustees of $230,550 
on the Lease-Purchase Agreement above referred to. 

In order to provide a basis upon which the Trustees would feel justi- 
fied in conveying the title to the Caroline Brevard School property 
to the Road Department or its designee, request was made on this date 
for authorization for agreement to be prepared and entered into be- 
tween the Trustees and the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions 
whereby this balance of $230,550 due on the Road Department Lease- 
Purchase Agreement would be assumed by the Board of Commissioners 
of State Institutions and repaid to the Trustees in three annual 
installments of $76,850 commencing January 1, 1967, plus interest 
at the rate of 3% per annum from the date each of these annual pay- 
ments became due and payable under the terms of the original Lease- 
Purchase Agreement with the State Road Department. 

Attorney General Kynes said that the matter had been brought up and 
approved in the meeting of the Board of Commissioners on this date 
with respect to said Board assuming payment of the balance of 
$230,550 due on purchase of the property, with no mention made of 
payment of interest, however. The Trustees' Director pointed out 
that the Trustees usually required 3% interest and Comptroller Green 
said that it was proper. 

Mr. Terry C. Lee, Coordinator of the Board of Commissioners, said 
that the Road Department would continue to occupy the building for 
some time and would pay rent, that when they evacuated the property 
it would be rented to other agencies and the rental used to meet 
the obligations of the revenue certificates. He said it might be 
hard to meet the Trustees' requirement of interest at 3% per annum 



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but he was willing to assume the responsibility for the Board 
meeting that obligation. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Kynes, the Trustees 
authorized preparation of an agreement between the Trustees and 
the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions for the balance 
of $230,550 due on the Road Department Lease-Purchase Agreement 
to be assumed by the Board of Commissioners and repaid to the Trustees 
in three annual installments of §76,850 commencing January 1, 1967, 
plus interest at the rate of 3% per annum from the date each of these 
annual payments became due and payable under the original agreement 
with the State Road Department. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - In order to bring the salary rate more in line 
with other positions having comparable responsibility and requir- 
ing special education and training, the Director recommended that 
the salary of Carl Jon Clausen, now employed by the Trustees as 
marine archaeologist at §6,000 annually, be increased to §7,200 
annually as of January 1, 1965. 

Upon motion by Comptroller Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized Mr. Clausen's salary increased to §7,200 annually effec- 
tive January 1, 1965. 



OFFSHORE SALVAGE - Governor Bryant brought up the search and salvage 
operations and asked whether the Director was satisfied that the 
current procedures for supervision provided reasonable assurance 
that recovery of treasure and relics was being carried on properly, 
as authorized by lease, and the State was receiving its full share 
of valuable and historical items. He brought out the fact that the 
extent of recent salvage operations was initially discovered through 
the use of an investigator from another agency, and all possible 
measures should be taken to prevent surreptitious and careless 
operations. 

The Director said he was not entirely satisfied with the present 
system of supervision and had given thought to employment of an 
additional person. He said that because of bad weather conditions, 
search and salvage could not be carried on at all times. 

A suggestion made by the Salvage Advisory Committee that the State 
carry out its own salvage was discussed but the members felt that 
they needed a concrete proposal with an estimate of comparative 
costs of personnel and equipment that would be required. All the 
Trustees expressed a desire to have supervision increased by adding 
personnel or using field men of the State Road Department or the 
Board of Conservation. Mr. Kynes said that the Conservation 
Department personnel had considerable general police powers. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
the Director to explore all possibilities for utilizing field 
personnel of other agencies and bring recommendations back to the 
Board. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - On November 3, 1964, the Board approved disposi- 
tion of used copying machines, and authority was requested on this 
date to transfer one Verifax Copier to the Division of Economic 
Opportunity, a new agency under the Board of Education. The 
machine which cost $395.00 had been used in the Trustees' office 
for a number of years. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 



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transfer of the used machine to the agency which had requested it. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Governor Bryant discussed the tracts of land at St. 
Lucie Inlet in Martin County which the State of Florida wished to 
acquire as a recreation area, including Long Island owned by 
Florida Inland Navigation District. On March 24, 1964, the Trustees 
accepted one-year lease from the District covering the island. 
Negotiations continued toward acquisition of tracts considered very 
desirable for public recreation. An equal trade was proposed by 
St. Lucie-Jupiter Land Company with respect to its property adjacent 
to Long Island and the Trustees' Appraiser, William R. Weigel, 
reported on the size and value of the parcels in Martin County and 
certain tracts in Palm Beach County which might be exchanged. It 
was brought out that title to portions of the tracts in Palm Beach 
County were in the Board of Education, and that the Palm Beach 
County land was under lease. 

The Governor said that although action could not be taken at this 
time, he wanted to bring the matter up as it was important that 
Florida Inland Navigation District reach some agreement under which 
the State could get the use of the land for recreational purposes 
and exchanges be made with private owners, if possible, without 
expenditure of funds. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

DUVAL COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
refund in the amount of $10.00 to Mahoney, Hadlow, chambers and 
Adams, for the reason that the State Road Department did not recom- 
mend release of the state road right of way reservation contained 
in Duval County Murphy Act Deed No. 1544. 



COLUMBIA COUNTY - Charles Vocelle, attorney of Lake City, on behalf 
of J. C. Marsh and Sons, applied for release of certain oil and 
mineral rights and fissionable materials, which were reserved to 
the State of Florida in Murphy Act deeds conveying to J. C. Marsh 
and Sons, Inc., approximately 2580 acres of land. He said that in 
the 1930' s the land was owned by the Marsh firm, was lost by non- 
payment of taxes and when application was made in 1937 to the then 
Clerk of the Circuit Court to be allowed to pay all the outstanding 
taxes, certain certificates were overlooked and the land reverted 
to the State of Florida under provisions of the Murphy Act. 

Mr. Vocelle said that subsequently, when application was made for 
reacquisition of the land under provisions of the Hardship Act, deeds 
issued under Chapter 28317, Acts of 1953, conveying the land to J. C. 
Marsh and Sons, Inc., the usual oil and mineral reservation clause 
therein. He said that the applicants took the position that the 
Trustees really never acquired the land as it was through a mistake 
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court as agent of the Trustees, and he 
requested release of the reserved oil and minerals and fissionable 
materials on those particular parcels of land which were described 
in the application now on file with the Trustees, or for a dis- 
claimer from the State of Florida through the Trustees, as to the 
oil and mineral rights and fissionable materials. 

Comptroller Green said he was familiar with the manner in which 
the records were kept in the Clerk's office and errors that were 
made. Mr. Parker said that situations similar to that recited 
above, where tax certificates were omitted, generally existed with 
respect to all so-called Hardship Cases. 



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Attorney General Kynes suggested that if Mr. Vocelle could show by 
proper affidavit that the lands in question should never have 
reverted to the State and the Trustees should not have claimed 
title, the Trustees could authorize execution of a disclaimer to 
the reserved interest in oil and mineral rights. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
issuance of a disclaimer, subject to the approval of the Attorney 
General. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



ATTEST: 



DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 




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Tallahassee, Florida 
January 12, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

J. Edwin Larson Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and unanimously 
adopted, the following resolution designating Governor Burns as 
Chairman of the Trustees was adopted: 

WHEREAS, it has been the custom of the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund to organize by designating the 
incoming Governor as Chairman of the said Trustees; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund do hereby designate the Honorable 
Haydon Burns, Governor of the State of Florida, as Chairman 
of the Trustees of the Internal improvement Fund, and 
in his absence the next member of the Trustees according 
to the order in which their names appear designated in 
Article IV, Section 20 of the Constitution of the State 
of Florida, creating the Governor's Cabinet, shall 
preside as Chairman. 



Without objection, the minutes of the meetings on December 22 and 
29, 1964, were approved as submitted. 



LAND SALES 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1579-05-253.12. On December 1, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from W. A. Swenson and wife, 
the abutting upland owners, who offered $2041.00 per acre, the 
value approved by the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of 
submerged land in the Banana River in Section 34, Township 24 South, 
Range 37 East, containing 0.376 acre, more or less, lying southerly 
of and abutting Lot 9, Block 46, Cocoa Ocean Beach Subdivision, as 
recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 16, Public Records of Brevard County, 
landward of the established bulkhead line. Notice of sale was 
published in the Cocoa Tribune, proof of publication filed and 
no objection to the proposed sale was received. 

The Director recommended approval of fill permit issued January 8, 
1965, by the City of Cocoa Beach to fill the above described parcel 
of submerged land. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, the 
Trustees confirmed sale to the applicants at the price offered 
and formally approved the fill permit issued by the City of Cocoa 
Beach. 



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DADE COUNTY - File No. 420-13-253.12. Senator Robert M. Haverfield 
requested confirmation of sale to Martha Boyd Siekman, abutting upland 
owner, at $300.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged land in Biscayne 
Bay in Section 22, Township 54 South, Range 41 East landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Dade County. In meeting on September 
1, 1959, the Trustees deferred action on the application for 2.07 
acres pending a determination by the City of Miami of location of 
right of way of the bayward extension of Kirk Street and the pro 
rata allocation of the submerged lands within an area concave bayward. 
Two other applications for abutting submerged land, also deferred 
on that date, were reconsidered on July 30, 1963, and September 24, 
1964, and sales were confirmed at the appraised value of $300.00 
per acre based on approval by the Attorney General of allocation of 
the submerged land to the riparian owners. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale to Mrs. Siekman of the parcel, reduced in size from 2.07 to 
1.82 acres, at the appraised value of $300.00 per acre. 



LEE COUNTY - File No. 1220-36-253.12. On June 2, 1964, the Trustees 
authorized advertisement for objections only conditioned upon the 
abutting upland owner, Julius Wetstone, offering the price approved 
by Staff Appraiser, $200.00 per acre, for submerged lands in Matlacha 
Pass and Pine Island Creek lying between the established bulkhead 
line and the shore line of Fractional Sections 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 
23, 24, 25, 27, 34 and 36 in Township 44 South, Range 22 East and 
Fractional Section 2, Township 45 South, Range 22 East, surrounding 
Little Pine Island, Lee County, containing a total of 433.54 acres, 
more or less. Notice of sale was published in the Fort Myers News- 
Tribune and proof of publication filed with the Trustees. 

The bulkhead line around Little Pine Island was set by the Lee 
County Commission in 1961 and approved by the Trustees April 24, 
1962, based upon a conservation report made in 1961 which was not 
considered adverse. Current re-evaluation and marine biological 
study made by Florida Board of Conservation, as shown in the biolo- 
gist's report dated January 8, 1965, indicated that sale of the 
parcel in this application would constitute loss of hundreds of 
acres of productive nursery grounds and habitat of game fish and 
other marine life. Objections were filed by Izaak Walton League, 
Southwest Florida Audubon Society, Fort Myers Garden Council, 
Southeastern Fisheries Association, Pine Island Grange No. 192, Roy 
L. Rydbom, a riparian owner in the zone, William Mellor of the Lee 
County Conservation Alliance, Senator Elmer Friday and Representa- 
tive M. T. Randall. 

Trustees' Staff evaluated the objections and, based on the current 
conservation report, representations of objectors, and other data 
and exhibits, recommended denial of the sale without prejudice to 
the rights of the applicants. Staff also recommended that the 
bulkhead line be referred back to the Board of County Commissioners 
of Lee County with request for review in the light of recent 
developments with the idea of modifying the line if in their 
judgment such action was in the public interest. 

Thomas Alexander, attorney representing the applicant, said that 
the 433.54 acres consisted of a very narrow strip of submerged 
land surrounding the island, that in some places the bulkhead line 
practically bordered on the uplands and there were areas outside 
the bulkhead line which the applicant was willing to convey back 
to the State. He pointed out that before any dredging was done 
the applicant would have to obtain a fill permit from the County 
Commission approved by the Trustees, and that the main purpose 



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of the application was to straighten out the title and the outline 
of the island. 

Governor Burns mentioned objections received from Senator Friday. 
In view of conservation protests and the question of title having 
been brought up by Mr. Alexander, the Governor recommended that 
the Board secure further information from the Attorney General, 
who might call upon the Board of County Commissioners for their 
present feeling regarding the bulkhead line and proposed sale. 

It was so ordered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1580-44-253.12. On November 17, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from Edward C. Waser and wife, 
abutting upland owners who offered the $300.00 per acre price 
approved by the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of sub- 
merged land in the Straits of Florida in Section 18, Township 63 
South, Range 38 East, Plantation Key, Monroe County, containing 
3.0 acres, more or less, landward of the area bulkhead line. 
Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of 
publication filed and no objection to the sale received. 

The Director explained that Monroe County was excluded by statute 
from bulkhead line requirements but that the Staff, working with 
local engineers and developers, tried to see that sales were within 
orderly area lines. 

Governor Burns suggested that tne local governing agencies in 
setting bulkhead lines should exercise every effort to establish 
lines for substantial areas rather than for small parcels or on 
a piece-meal basis, and that whatever the Trustees approved should 
be consistent with local land and development conditions. Mr. 
Green said that in the past the Trustees had requested and should 
continue to ask for cooperation from the counties toward establish- 
ment of bulkhead lines that would best represent the public interest. 

Upon motion by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, the 
Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised parcel of Monroe County 
land to the upland owners at the price offered. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1486-58-253.12. On December 1, 1964, 
the Trustees approved an amended bulkhead line established by 
Sarasota County Water and Navigation Control Authority and authorized 
advertisement of two parcels of land totalling 13.18 acres, more 
or less, in Section 6, Township 39 South, Range 19 East, for which 
Eagle Point, Inc., abutting upland owner, offered the appraised 
value of $1,112.00 per acre. The parcels were designated spoil 
sites for deposit of material from improvement of the Intracoastal 
Waterway. The Sarasota County Authority on July 21, 1964, approved 
the purchase and dredge-fill application. Notice of sale was pub- 
lished in Sarasota Herald-Tribune and proof of publication was 
filed in the Trustees' office. 

Objections were filed by Paul Goldenstein and Carl C. Obendorf who 
requested that the entire area east of U. S. Highway No. 41 be set 
aside for a park. Excerpts from minutes of the Sarasota County 
Commission showed that objection was heard by the County Authority 
on June 16 and July 21, 1964. 

Col. George Kumpe, Executive Director of West Coast Inland Naviga- 
tion District, was present. The Trustees were informed that the 
sale would eliminate necessity for a spoil island in the middle 
of Roberts Bay. It was noted that portions of an old purchase lay 
outside the bulkhead line and would not be filled. 



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Upon motion by Mr. Larson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised land at the appraised value and formally 
approved the fill permit approved July 21, 1964 by Sarasota County. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - On June 25, 1941, in response to a request from 
W. 0. Denison, City Attorney of the City of Fort Pierce, the Trustees 
approved an application for approximately 7 acres of submerged land 
to be used for public purposes only as a City Yacht Basin. After 
advertisement of the parcel, the Trustees on August 5, 1941, author- 
ized issuance of deed for $150.00 for the parcel, plus advertising 
costs, the deed to contain a public purpose reversion clause. 

It appears that the deed was never executed and delivered, and request 
was made by the Mayor and all other City Commissioners of Fort Pierce 
that a deed now be issued since the parcel continued to be used for 
public purposes as the Fort Pierce Yacht Basin. Attached to the 
city's application was check for $150.00 together with the sum of 
$35.00 which represented the estimated cost of advertising this sale. 

Trustees' Staff recommended approval of the request conditioned 
upon the city providing an adequate legal description of the parcel 
of land. Since the advertising cost was $11.50, it was recommended 
that applicant's check be returned and request made for payment of 
$150.00 for the land plus $11.50, the actual advertising cost. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees ratified the action of 1941 
and accepted the recommendations of the Staff as stated above. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1550-05-253.12(1) Adrian S. Bacon on 
behalf of James M. Venable, Jr., applied for conveyance under pro- 
visions of Section 253.12(1) of 0.15 acre parcel of submerged land, 
now filled, in the Banana River in Section 34, Township 24 South, 
Range 37 East, in Brevard County. The parcel was filled in May 1957 
or prior to the date of enactment of the Bulkhead Act, and the 
appraised value of the bottom lands at that time was at the rate of 
$359.50 per acre. Therefore, $53.90 was recommended as the consider- 
ation for the conveyance. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved conveyance of the 

0.15 acre parcel of land for $53.90 under provisions of Section 253.12(1) 



LEASES 

MARINE EXPLORATORY AND SALVAGE POLICY - The Marine Salvage Advisory 
Committee at a meeting in the Elliot Building on December 17, 1964, 
expressed a desire to discuss with the Trustees all matters relating 
to the policy of granting and supervising exploratory and salvage 
agreements as to the submerged sovereignty lands within the terri- 
torial waters of Florida. 

In recognition of the Committee's request and in recognition of the 
fact that Governor Burns and Attorney General Faircloth might wish 
to familiarize themselves with the background and present status 
before being called upon to take action concerning salvage matters, 
the Trustees' Staff recommended that a moratorium be declared on 
the granting of additional exploratory and salvage agreements until 
the Trustees can resolve satisfactorily all questions of policy as 
to the type of agreement that would best serve the public interest 
and the proper supervision of these operations as authorized under 
agreements with the Trustees. 

The Trustees approved the recommendations. Governor Burns asked 



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the Director to make arrangements for a meeting with the Marine 
Salvage Advisory Committee to be held in the Office of the 
Governor on January 26, 1965, at 9:30 A.M. 



SHELL LEASES - Presented to the Trustees as a matter of information 
was the following report of remittances received by the State 
Department of Conservation from holders of shell leases for the 
month of December, 1964: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction Co. $ 7,106.12 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. 8,387.01 

1788 Benton and Co., Inc. 11,901.51 

1917 Ft. Myers Shell Co. 2,041.78 

The report from the Board of Conservation was received. 



MISCELLANEOUS 



SARASOTA COUNTY - Bulkhead Line . By resolution adopted on December 
22, 1964, the City Council of the City of Venice, in Sarasota 
County, amended a bulkhead line located in Roberts Bay in Section 
1, Township 39 South, Range 18 East, offshore from upland owned by 
Arthur H. Payson. The new bulkhead line, amending a line five feet 
offshore from the mean high water line, was located along the south 
right of way line of the Intracoastal Waterway a maximum distance 
of about thirty feet offshore. 

Conservation Department inspection report offered no objection to 
the plan of the applicant to apply for an amended bulkhead line in 
order to construct a seawall to protect his waterfront which was 
being badly eroded by waves from boats using the recently dredged 
segment of the West Coast Inland Waterway. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
formally approved the amended bulkhead line established by the 
City of Venice on December 22, 1964. 



BROWARD COUNTY - Stan Stratton applied for state commercial dock 
permit to allow construction of a timber marginal wharf in the 
Intracoastal Waterway, westerly shore, at applicant's Lot 1 in 
Block 6, Coral Ridge Commercial Boulevard Addition in Fort Lauder- 
dale, Broward County. All required exhibits and $100.00 processing 
fee were filed and the Staff recommended approval. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
issuance of commercial dock permit for $100.00 charge. 



COASTAL CONSTRUCTION PERMITS - In accordance with administrative 
policies and regulations approved concurrently by the Trustees and 
the Board of Conservation on May 12, 1964, the following two permit 
applications, prepared and recommended by the Division of Beaches 
and Shores, were approved on this date by the Trustees for coastal 
structures in Broward and Okaloosa Counties: 

1. Broward County. McLaughlin Engineering Company on behalf of 
C. W. Gaidry, applied for permit to construct one adjustable 
concrete pile, concrete and wood panel groin into the Atlantic 
Ocean at applicant's property in the Jade Beach area in Section 
7, Township 49 South, Range 43 East. Inspection was made and 



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all requirements of the Division of Beaches and Shores were 
met, including $100 processing fee and surety bond for $1,000 
payable to the Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund. Adjacent 
property owners were notified and filed no objections. SAJSP 
Permits (64-724) and DBS (64-35) 

Okaloosa County. Reddin Brunson and Herman W. Jones of Destin, 
Florida, applied for permit to construct a wharf and break- 
water adjacent to their property in Old East Pass Lagoon. 
Inspection was made and all requirements of the Division of 
Beaches and Shores were met, including $100 processing fee. 
Adjacent property owners waived objections and bond requirement 
was waived due to existence of similar structures in the area 
having caused no adverse effects. DBS (64-30) 



CIVIL DEFENSE - The local Civil Defense Director requested that 
the Elliot Building be designated as an authorized fall-out shelter 
and that appropriate designation be applied thereto and necessary 
shelter equipment and stocks maintained. Staff reviewed the agree- 
ment and recommended approval since the license or privilege might 
be revoked upon 90-day written notice in event such a course of action 
was deemed necessary. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the request. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 13296 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report No. 861 
listing two regular bids for sale of land in DeSoto and Martin 
Counties under provisions of the Murphy Act, and authorized execu- 
tion of deeds pertaining thereto. 



HILLSBOROUGH AND INDIAN RIVER COUNTIES - Refunds. Upon motion 
adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
refunds in the amount of $10.00 to each of the following applicants 
for the reason that the State Road Department did not recommend 
release of the state road right of way reservations contained in 
the Murphy Act deeds listed below: 

Hillsborough County Deed No. 930 - Applicant, Real Estate 
Title Company; 

Indian River County Deed No. 242 - Applicant, Heath and Smith. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees' meeting was adjourned. 

GOVERNO^^" - CHAIRMAN 




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ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
February 2, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The minutes of the meeting on January 12, 1965, were approved as 
submitted. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - File No. 1583-52-253.12. Union Trust Co., as 
Trustee, the abutting upland owner, represented by Thomas F. Newman, 
Real Estate Officer, offered $500.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Boca Ciega 
Bay in Section 13, Township 31 South, Range 15 East, containing 0.82 
acre within the established bulkhead line in Pinellas County. 
Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority advertised 
the parcel and approved purchase application in meeting on December 
10, 1964. Transcript of the county hearing cited no objections 
to the sale. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 0.82 
acre parcel to the applicant at the appraised price. 



The following three applications were presented from abutting 
upland owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their 
ownerships: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 790-05-253.12. Jim Rathmann Enter- 
prises, Inc., and Walter A. Fordyce, Jr., represented by 
Edward L. Trader, offered the price approved by the Staff 
Appraiser, $1,060.00 per acre, for two separate parcels com- 
prising 4.05 acres of submerged land in the Indian River in 
Section 34, Township 27 South, Range 37 East, in the City of 
Melbourne landward of the established bulkhead line in 
Brevard County. 

2. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1591-05-253.12. Sydney E. Coon, 
represented by Smathers, Keating & Tepper, offered the price 
approved by the Staff Appraiser, $750.00 per acre, for a 
parcel of sovereignty land in the Banana River in Section 15, 
Township 25 South, Range 37 East, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

3. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1593-44-253.12. Maynard L. Hendrickson 
offered $300.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, for a 
parcel of submerged land in Bogie Channel containing 0.50 acre 
in Section 25, Township 66 South, Range 29 East, Big Pine Key 

in Monroe County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the land in the 
three applications advertised for objections only. 



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PASCO COUNTY - File No. 774-51-253.12. Robert L. Ulrich, on behalf 
of Benjamin Berkowitz, offered $150.00 per acre (the original selling 
price) for a tract of submerged land containing 33.71 acres, par- 
tially developed and platted, in Section 33, Township 24 South, 
Range 16 East, within the established bulkhead line in Pasco County. 

On March 30, 1961, Contract No. 22951(774-51) was issued to Gulf 
Land Enterprises, Inc., covering 93.0 acres of submerged land in 
Sections 32 and 33, Township 24 South, Range 16 East, and subsequent- 
ly and Trustees approved assignment of the contract to V. M. Clark, 
Jr., et ux. In meeting January 9, 1962, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of deed to 13.15 acres of the total 93.0 acre tract in 
order that the contract purchaser could convey title to purchasers 
of lots that had been filled, developed and platted. In meeting 
September 3, 1963, the Trustees declared the contract to be 
forfeited and cancelled by reason of failure of the contract holder 
to pay the fifth installment of principal and interest due March 
30, 1963. 

Since the date of execution of the purchase contract not only the 
13.15 acre area included in the deed but also the 33.71 acre tract 
in the subject application was improved, filled and subdivided; 
and parcels, parts and lots therein were sold to several persons. 
The applicant here, Benjamin Berkowitz, held a mortgage on the 
properties involved, subsequently foreclosed the lien of said 
mortgage and was the upland riparian owner of the 33.71 acre 
parcel sought for purchase. Under the provisions of the final 
decree in the foreclosure suit the applicant herein was required 
to honor the rights of redemption as to those persons who hereto- 
fore purchased lots located within the area herein sought for 
purchase and to convey title to these lots to said persons upon 
the payment of their prorata share of the costs of this acquisition 
and the mortgage heretofore foreclosed. 

The Staff processed the Berkowitz purchase application in order 
to provide a basis for the purchasers of lots located within the 
application area to perfect the title to the lots purchased by 
them upon the payment of their prorata share of the acquisition 
costs, together with the balance due on the mortgage, in accordance 
with the terms and conditions of the final decree heretofore entered 
by the Court in the foreclosure suit instituted by the applicant, 
Benjamin Berkowitz, against V. M. Clark, Jr., shown as Pasco County 
Chancery No. 8860. The Director explained that this sale would be 
an accommodation to those who had purchased lots and would give 
them a good title. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the land 
advertised for objections only. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - Bulkhead Line and Application to Purchase. On 
October 19, 1964, the City Commission of Sarasota at the request 
of Per A. 0. Scheutz approved relocation of a bulkhead line in 
front of the applicant's upland Lots 4, 5 and 6 in Block 3, Sunset 
Park Subdivision. Objections to the bulkhead line were presented 
at the local level by owners of waterfront property both north 
and south of applicant's property. 

Trustees' Staff investigated the area covered by the bulknead line, 
which appeared to have been set to accommodate one upland owner 
without proper consideration of the line in front of adjacent 
waterfront owners. Staff recommended denial on the grounds that 
the "piecemeal" line did not conform to the basic criteria of a 
good bulkhead line. 



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File No. 1581-58-253.12. The Staff further recommended rejection 
of the application to purchase the parcel of submerged land 
within the amended bulkhead line, comprising 0.26 acre in Section 
24, Township 36 South, Range 17 East abutting property of Mr. 
Scheutz in the City of Sarasota near the Ringling Causeway. The 
Trustees examined the plat showing the proposed amended bulkhead 
line and approved the recommendation. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees denied 
approval of the amended bulkhead line fixed by the City of Sara- 
sota on October 19. 1964, rejected the application and authorized 
refund to Per Scheutz of the amount of $50.00 submitted as appli- 
cation fee in connection with proposed purchase of the submerged 
parcel within the bulkhead line. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - Bulkhead Line and Application to Purchase. 
The Staff recommended approval of the amended bulkhead line 
established by the Board of County Commissioners of Sarasota 
County on December 31, 1964, in Little Sarasota Bay between 
Aqualane Estates and Phillippi Creek in Section 18, Township 37 
South, Range 18 East. The line 2,250 feet long encompassed 4.7 
acres of submerged land which was a bare, tidal flat exposed at 
low tide. 

One objection submitted by Mrs. E. H. Jagger of Sarasota cited 
conservation, aesthetics and other general reasons. However, the 
Staff field investigation disclosed nothing adverse to the public 
interest and a favorable report was made by the Department of 
Conservation which designated appropriate dredge areas to prevent 
damage to marine resources. 

File No. 1594-58-253.12. Joe C. Jacobs on behalf of The Hopkins 
Corporation, abutting upland owner, offered $1,100.00 per acre, 
the appraised price, for 4.7 acres of submerged land in Little 
Sarasota Bay in Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 18 East, 
Sarasota County, landward of the established bulkhead line. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Green and adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved the amended bulkhead line established by Sarasota County 
on December 31, 1964, and authorized the parcel of submerged land 
to be advertised for objections only based on applicant's offer 
of the appraised price. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. Presented for formal approval was 
a bulkhead line established by the City Council of the City of 
Port Orange by Ordinance No. 41:04 dated August 26, 1963, on the 
north side of Port Orange Causeway between Port Orange Bridge and 
the westerly shore of the Halifax River. At the time the bulkhead 
line was set, part of the area encompassed by the line was encum- 
bered by a perpetual spoil easement (MSA V-7) from the Trustees 
to the Florida Inland Navigation District, and by a channel right 
of way deed (No. 19541) from the Trustees to Volusia County. In 
accordance with the policy of the Trustees not to approve bulkhead 
lines encompassing perpetual spoil easements or public rights of 
way, the bulkhead line was not presented for approval until after 
the recent release of the area from the easement and the quitclaim 
of the channel right of way back to the Trustees. 

The bulkhead line was established by the city to encourage the 
development by Waterways Estates of New Smyrna Beach, Inc., of a 
multimillion dollar shopping center on the site, plans for which 
involved purchase of 13.5 acres of state-owned land (about one- 



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half upland and one-half submerged) which, when added to adjacent 
privately-owned upland, would provide a total acreage of 25.4 acres 
for the project. 

Objectors at the local hearing claimed that the development would 
destroy scenic and recreational values and create pollution and 
navigational problems. Trustees* Staff investigated the area and 
considered the objections unfounded. All information available 
indicated that by far a majority of the residents of Port Orange 
favored the proposed shopping center. The Department of Conservation 
advised that location of the proposed bulkhead line and subsequent 
filling within that line would not affect adversely fish or wildlife. 

Trustees' Staff recommended approval of the bulkhead line with the 
understanding that the eventual purchaser of the public lands 
within the line must, prior to the time a sale is consummated, 
present to the Trustees an approved local dredge and fill permit 
and evidence that the contemplated use of the land was for a shop- 
ping center. The Director said that while such a requirement was 
unusual, it was deemed justified because locally there was strong 
public opinion for a shopping center but against a speculation 
purchase. 

The Trustees examined the plat and said that the city would have to 
make a determination on the zoning but the applicant should be put 
on notice. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved the bulkhead line established by the City of Port Orange 
by Ordinance No. 41:04 dated August 26, 1963, with the understanding 
that the Board would require from an applicant to purchase the lands 
within said line an approved local dredge and fill permit and would 
take into account evidence of the intended development of a shopping 
center. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Bulkhead Line and Fill Permit. In regular meeting 
on May 12, 1964, the Trustees approved modified Fill Permit No. 44-B 
issued by Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority to 
North Bay Company (Island Estates of Clearwater) with the understand- 
ing that effective February 14, 1965, the permittee would be required 
to comply with the full provisions of the Bulkhead Act prior to any 
further filling. The original application had been approved locally 
and by the United States Corps of Engineers prior to enactment of 
the Bulkhead Act. 

Since that time filling was performed under provisions of Section 
253.123 Florida Statutes. 

(a) In compliance with the Trustees' requirement that further 
filling should comply with the Bulkhead Act, Pinellas County Water 

and Navigation Control Authority in regular meeting September 24, 1964, 
established a bulkhead line in St. Joseph Sound encompassing submerged 
land owned by North Bay Company (Island Estates of Clearwater) located 
in Section 5, Township 29 South, Range 15 East, Pinellas County. No 
objections were presented at the local hearing and all required infor- 
mation and exhibits were submitted to the Trustees' office. 

(b) The Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority 
issued dredge and fill permit under provisions of Section 253.124, 
Florida Statutes, effective for a period of two years from February 
14, 1965, to allow the North Bay Company (Island Estates of Clearwater) 
to complete development of Island Estates of Clearwater. 



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Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees formally approved 
the bulkhead line fixed on September 24, 1964, and the dredge and 
fill permit as approved by Pinellas County Water and Navigation 
Control Authority. 



BREVARD AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES - On July 10, 1962, at the request of 
the District Engineer on behalf of the United States, the Trustees 
approved dedication of land, beach and other sovereignty and 
water areas of the Trustees and the State of Florida (Murphy Act 
land) within the perimeter of the area defined for control and use 
for the Manned Lunar Landing Program of the National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration for "so long a period of time as the same 
may be used or required by the United States." Since the date of 
execution, July 31, 1962, of the above mentioned instrument, identi- 
fied by the number 23151, the NASA project was expanded and request 
was made by Morris A. Spooner, Chief, Real Estate Division of the 
U. S. Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, for issuance of 
a similar instrument of dedication from the Trustees with respect 
to lands within the expanded area, being in Brevard and Volusia 
Counties in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon. 

The Director recommended issuance of the dedication in form and 
content approved by the Attorney General covering open water and 
mangrove sovereignty areas, and Murphy Act land, if any, in the 
area requested for so long a period of time as used or required 
by the United States for uses necessary to the NASA project. 

It was so ordered. 



COASTAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT - In accordance with regulations of the 
Trustees and the Board of Conservation approved concurrently on 
May 12, 1964, the following permit application prepared and recom- 
mended by the Division of Beaches and Shores was approved on this 
date: 

DADE COUNTY - Bliss and Nyitray, Consulting Engineers, on 
behalf of Oceancoast Corporation, applied for permit to 
construct one wooden groin 150 feet into the Atlantic Ocean 
adjacent to property at 5225 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. 
Inspection was made and all requirements of the Division of 
Beaches and Shores were met, including payment of $100 fee 
and surety bond for $1,000 payable to the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund. Adjacent property owners filed 
no objections. SAJSP Permits (64-599) and DBS (64-37) 



DESOTO, OKALOOSA AND PINELLAS COUNTIES - Upon motion duly adopted, 
the Trustees approved the following applications by the State Road 
Department and authorized issuance of the appropriate instrument 
in each case: 

1. Dedication of a parcel of sovereignty land in Peace River 
and Joshua Creek in Section 22, Township 38 South, Range 24 
East, in DeSoto County, needed for the construction of State 
Road No. S-760, Section 04582-2602. The Road Department 
obtained rights of way across the abutting upland property. 

2. Dedication of a parcel of submerged land in Santa Rosa Sound 
in Section 25, Township 2 South, Range 24 West, in Okaloosa 
County, needed for the construction of State Road No. 30, 
Section 27030-2509. The Road Department obtained consent of 
all riparian upland owners involved. 



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Temporary easement to expire January 15, 1969, over a parcel 
of submerged land in Long Bayou in Sections 1 and 2, Township 
31 South, Range 15 East, in Pinellas County, for a dredging 
area needed in construction of State Road No. 595, Section 
15010-2152. 



INDIAN RIVER AND ST. LUCIE COUNTIES - The Board of County Commis- 
sioners of Indian River County requested dedication of two unsurveyed 
sovereignty mangrove islands in the Indian River for public park 
and recreational purposes. One island, known as Round Island, was 
in Section 33, Township 33 South, Range 40 East and in Section 4, 
Township 34 South, Range 40 East, and contained 53 acres with 
that portion lying in Section 4, containing about fourteen acres, 
being in St. Lucie County. St. Lucie County forwarded a resolution 
requesting the Trustees to dedicate all of Round Island to Indian 
River County. The second island, lying in Round Island Creek in 
Section 34, Township 33 South, Range 40 East, contained approximately 
eight acres. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees dedicated the two mangrove 
islands to Indian River County for public park and recreational 
purposes with provision for reverter at option of the Trustees in 
the event of three consecutive years of non-use or in the event 
of conversion to other uses. 



MANATEE COUNTY - Manatee County Park, Beach and Recreation Commis- 
sion requested permission to change the location of one of the 
artificial reefs approved by the Trustees on February 25, 1964, 
from a site in the Manatee River off 26th Street at Bradenton in 
Manatee County to a site approximately 1,600 feet in an east- 
northeast direction from the original position. The new location 
in the Manatee River in water about fourteen feet deep was 
approved by the Division of Salt Water Fisheries of the Board 
of Conservation. 

Without objection, the Trustees approved amendment of Permit No. 
1977 to allow relocation of the artificial reef as requested. 



MARION COUNTY - The United States Bureau of Land Management 
requested the State of Florida to delete from its pending Recrea- 
tion Act application (BLM 058460) Lot 7 in Section 14, Township 
17 South, Range 23 East, containing 0.24 acres in Marion County. 
As the tract which lay adjacent to Little Lake Weir was too small 
to support any significant public use without trespass over 
adjoining private properties, the Bureau wished to dispose of 
it at public auction. The Outdoor Recreation Planning Committee 
found the parcel difficult to locate and of little or no value 
for outdoor recreational development. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees consented to deletion of 
the above described parcel from the application. 



MONROE COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
application from the Federal Aviation Agency on behalf of the 
United States of America for dedication of a parcel of submerged 
land in the Bay of Florida in Monroe County, lying approximately 
1000 feet westerly of Fleming Key in Township 67 South, Range 25 
East, containing 0.15 acre, together with a strip across said 
bottoms 100 feet in width from this small parcel to Fleming Key. 
The land applied for was to be used for VORTAC air navigational 
facility. 



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MONROE COUNTY - TheTrustees authorized issuance of corrective deed 
without charge to correct a typographical error in the description 
in Trustees' Deed No. 21236 dated June 12, 1956, which showed the 
parcel of Monroe County submerged land in Township 65 South 
when it should have been Township 62 South . 



OKALOOSA COUNTY - R. A. Baker, Jr., requested permission to remove 
750 cubic yards of fill material from Santa Rosa Sound to be 
placed on his upland at Lot 1, Block 7, Elliotts Point Subdivision 
in Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County. The Board of Conservation 
offered no objection to the proposed work. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the application 
conditioned upon receipt of adequate assurance from the applicant 
that the filling operation would not extend the upland property 
into Santa Rosa Sound. 



OKEECHOBEE COUNTY - In order to complete the acquisition of land 
necessary for right of way and impoundment areas in construction 
of Canal 38 (Kissimmee River) , Central and Southern Florida Flood 
Control District applied for three small parcels in Section 17, 
Township 35 South, Range 32 East, lying easterly of the Kissimmee 
River, containing a total of 2.0 acres in Okeechobee County. The 
records showed that said Section 17 subsequent to patent from the 
United States was conveyed by Trustees' deed dated December 15, 
1884. Apparently the land in the deed reverted for non-payment 
of taxes, for the State of Florida issued Tax Deed No. 2458 in 
1896 conveying that part of said Section 17 lying west of the 
Kissimmee River. It then appeared that because of the reversion 
and because the State did not include in the tax deed the property 
east of the river, title to the land east of the river remained 
vested in the State. 

In order to clear the situation, Staff recommended that the land 
east of the river be quitclaimed to the District without charge. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved issuance of quit- 
claim to Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District as 
recommended. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Pinellas 
County by resolution adopted December 8, 1964, requested approval 
of the Trustees for the county's dedication of Bush Key and Bird 
Key, sometimes known and referred to as Indian Key, as a permanent 
wildlife refuge, and leased or continued to be leased for protection 
to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 

The two islands in Boca Ciega Bay, together with other contiguous 
areas, were granted to Pinellas County for public recreation 
purposes and road right of way and navigation purposes by Chapter 
30400, Acts of 1955, paragraph 6 of which required the county to 
obtain written approval from the Trustees prior to undertaking to 
develop the lands described in the Act for public recreational 
purposes. The proposed use was construed as public recreation 
as authorized by the Act and the Trustees' Staff recommended 
approval of the county's request. 

Motion was made and adopted that the Trustees approve the dedication 
by Pinellas County of Bush Key and Bird Key as a permanent wildlife 
refuge, and lease or continue lease of the islands to the United 
States Fish and Wildlife Service. 



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POLK COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the 
applications from the following six owners of waterfront property 
on Lake Lulu in Polk County for removal of fill material from the 
lake bottom to use for improvement of their uplands, subject to 
compliance with the recommendations of Game and Fresh Water Fish 
Commission and the standard permit provisions as to dredging: 

Everett Whitehead, Warren M. Seckel, Eugene C. Wurzel, 

J. T. Hanson and S. T. King each tendered payment of $25.00 

for permit to remove 300 cubic yards of fill material each. 

T. L. Whitehead tendered $25.00 as payment for permit to 
remove 450 cubic yards of fill material. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The Trustees authorized issuance of corrective 
dedication to correct typographical errors in description contained 
in that instrument approved by the Trustees on August 27, 1963, to 
the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials dedicating Jack 
Island and adjacent submerged area in the Indian River in Township 
34 South, Range 40 East, St. Lucie County. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - The West Coast Inland Navigation District 
requested temporary spoil easement to expire March 1, 1966, cover- 
ing 1.5 acres in Lemon Bay in Section 22, Township 40 South, Range 
19 East, Sarasota County, to be conveyed by the Trustees to Otto 
Pfundstein (File No. 1561-58-253.12) as sale was confirmed by the 
Trustees on December 8, 1964. At the applicant's request the 
deed of conveyance will be issued subject to the temporary ease- 
ment to the District. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted the temporary 
spoil easement as requested. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1344-58-253.12. The City of Sarasota 
by resolution adopted on January 4, 1965, requested concurrence 
by the Trustees in modification of lease agreement between the 
said city and Marina Mar, Inc., involving property dedicated by 
the Trustees to the city for use as a marina and other public 
purposes. The modification had reference to paragraph 7(b) and 
was to delete the words "a surety licensed to do business in the 
State of Florida, as surety" and substitute therefor the following 
language, "with good and sufficient personal sureties approved by 
the City Commission." 

Upon recommendation of the Staff, motion was made and adopted 
without objection that the Trustees, complying with the request 
of the City of Sarasota, concur in said modification of the lease 
agreement between the city and Marina Mar, Inc. 



GLADES COUNTY - Lykes Brothers, Inc., holder of Grazing Lease No. 
1159 expiring on January 21, 1965, covering 50.87 acres in Section 
34, Township 40 South, Range 32 East, Glades County, requested one- 
year extension. The lease contained provision for rental of $1.00 
per acre per year and cancellation by the Trustees at any time 
after ninety-day written notice. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved one-year extension 
of the lease on the same terms. 



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ESCAMBIA AND SANTA ROSA COUNTIES - M. F. Kirby and Edward T. 
Merry, Executor of the Estate of Howard Merry, holders of Oil 
and Gas Drilling Lease No. 2003 covering 48,771 acres of sover- 
eignty land in Pensacola and Escambia Bays, requested an extension 
of at least ninety days in which to drill the first test well 
required to be drilled under the lease. The Director pointed out 
that normally such leases require the first well to be drilled 
within the first two and one-half years, and the lessee had had 
difficulty in meeting his voluntary commitment to drill a well 
within nine months from date of the lease, May 7, 1964. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
granted an extension of ninety days from the end of the nine 
months period for drilling of the first test well under provisions 
of Lease No. 2003. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - With the support of the City of Fort Pierce, 
the Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County, the local 
Chamber of Commerce, the St. Lucie Historical Society and the 
local legislative delegation, the St. Lucie County Historic Commis- 
sion, a quasi-public body, requested permission to exhibit during 
February, March and April certain items from the State's share of 
salvaged treasure. Items to be loaned would consist primarily 
of Spanish coins and U. S. coins together with a few items of 
sufficient historic interest to prove desirable for exhibition. 
The cost incident to making the items available for exhibition 
would be borne by the local agency. 

In answer to questions, Mr. Robert Padrick explained that the 
exhibit in the new city public utilities building would be guarded, 
the items placed in a vault at night, and any insurance required 
by the State would be provided. 

Mr. Conner said that since the find was made in the Fort Pierce 
area, a public display there was desirable. He added that security 
of the items was the maximum consideration, rather than the cost 
of the insurance. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees granted the request 
to lend certain treasure items to the St. Lucie County Historic 
Commission for exhibition purposes through February, March and 
April, with appropriate agreement between the local agency and the 
Trustees setting forth the obligations and understandings with 
respect to this transaction, form and content of the agreement to 
be approved by the office of the Attorney General. 



FLORIDA STATE MUSEUM - Dr. J. C. Dickinson, Jr., Director of the 
Florida State Museum in Gainesville, Florida, requested loan for 
display at the Museum of those items of salvaged treasure owned 
by the Trustees which the Board on November 17, 1964, authorized 
to be exhibited by the National Geographic Society in Washington, 
D. C, from December 15 through February 28, 1965. Dr. Dickinson 
advised that the Museum had arranged for the entire Society display 
of graphic materials, and coins and artifacts owned by Real Eight 
Co., Inc., to be shipped to Gainesville for display from March 22 
through April 1965. 

Without objection, the Trustees approved loan of the above described 
items for display at the Florida State Museum from March 22 through 
April, 1965, with all expenses to be borne by the Museum and 
adequate security measures taken. 



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GLADES COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of refund in the amount of $32.91 to Gibson, Gibson and 
Reese Trust Account, representing advance annual rental paid under 
Grazing Lease No. 1701 held by Mrs. Pearl Pearce Stevens, on a 
parcel of reclaimed lake bottom land which was sold to the riparian 
upland owner, Leland Pearce. 



MONROE COUNTY - Authority was requested for issuance of refund of 
$150.00 to James L. Ribble due to failure of title to Little Emma 
Island (Government Lot 7, Section 10, Township 66 South, Range 32 
East) and submerged lands adjacent thereto which were included 
in Trustees' Deed No. 21289 dated July 20, 1956. The final decree 
entered in Walter J. Fiedler vs J. L. Ribble and Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund stated that insofar as said deed 
attempted to convey any right, title and interest of the plaintiff 
(J. L. Ribble) as to Little Emma Island and submerged lands adja- 
cent thereto, said deed was deemed to be invalid and ineffective. 

Pursuant to order by decree of the court, motion was made and 
duly adopted that refund of $150.00 be issued to James L. Ribble 
die to failure of title to lands included in Deed No. 21289. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - The Canal Authority of the State of Florida 
requested advance of $200,000, being the fourth advance of funds 
under the terms of the Loan Agreement dated August 4, 1964, 
authorizing a loan of Trustees' funds in the total amount of 
$1,200,000 of which a balance of $200,000 would remain for future 
advance. On file in the office of the Trustees was letter of 
January 11, 1965, from Manager Giles L. Evans, Jr., enclosing 
promissory note of January 6, 1965, signed by the Chairman of the 
Authority W. A. McCree, Jr. 

The Director said that funds to cover this advance were available, 
that under the agreement funds committed by the Trustees could be 
used only for the purpose of acquiring rights of way, and the loan 
was secured by a mortgage on the holdings of the Canal Authority. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the advance of 
$200,000 to the Canal Authority of the State of Florida. 



TRUSTEES' FUNDS - The East Central Florida Regional Planning 
Council, represented at Trustees' meeting on August 18, 1964, by 
Robert H. Doyle and William R. Wallis, Jr., revised the request 
made on that date for loan of $50,000 and by letter dated December 
29, 1964, from Mr. Doyle, Executive Director of the Council applied 
for loan of $20,500 to be repaid with interest within the period of 
one year from the date of the loan. Attached to this letter were 
exhibits showing the authority of the council to negotiate loans 
for and on behalf of the participating counties and other pertinent 
data deemed satisfactory to support negotiation for loan agreement 
between the Trustees and the Council for the sum requested. Letters 
of intent from Orange, Volusia and Brevard Counties pledging suffi- 
cient funds with which to repay the loan together with interest 
were attached to the letter of application. 

The seven counties in the East Central Florida Regional Planning 
Council involved in planning for the Cape Kennedy Impact Area 
were Brevard, Indian River, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia 
and Lake Counties. Mr. Green said that the three counties named 
above had pledged funds to repay the loan applied for and had 
put it in their yearly budget. 



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Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved one- 
year loan in the amount of $20,500 with 3% interest to the East 
Central Florida Regional Planning Council to continue the work of 
planning, with the loan agreement to be in accordance with recommen- 
dations and with the approval of the Attorney General. 



FLORIDA WORLD'S FAIR AUTHORITY, INC . - The Trustees formally 
ratified and confirmed the Modification of Loan Agreement executed 
January 28, 1965, between the Trustees and Florida World's Fair 
Authority, Inc., which modified paragraph three (3) of the Loan 
Agreement of October 19, 1964, between the Trustees and the 
Authority, by releasing the lien imposed on the $100,000 cash 
operating balance on deposit in banks or in cash in the treasury 
of the Authority. The Modification of Loan Agreement also granted 
Trustees' consent for the Authority to utilize the $100,000 
referred to in paragraph three (3) of the original loan agreement 
for purposes of the Florida Exhibition at the New York World's 
Fair. 



MARINE SALVAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE - Members of the Marine Salvage 
Advisory Committee were present for a conference to be held with 
the Trustees upon the adjournment of the meeting on this date. 
Dr. Charles H. Faircloth, archaeologist from the University of 
Florida, is chairman of this committee. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, that the 
Trustees approve Bidding Report No. 862 listing one regular bid 
for sale of Murphy Act land in Clay County under provisions of 
Chapter 18296, Acts of 1937, and authorize execution of deed 
pertaining thereto. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




GOVE 



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ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
February 10, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The minutes of the meeting on February 2, 1965, were approved as 
submitted. 



BROWARD COUNTY - File No. 1585-06-253.12. On December 22, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from John W. Chapman, et ux, 
abutting upland owners, with offer of $434.78 per acre or $100.00 
minimum, approved by the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a 
parcel of submerged land in the North Fork of New River in Section 
9, Township 50 South, Range 42 East, 0.23 acre in the City of Fort 
Lauderdale, lying easterly of a portion of Lot 1, Valentines Survey, 
as recorded in Plat Book "B", Page 29, of the Public Records of 
Dade County, said land being in Broward County landward of the 
established bulkhead line. 

Notice of sale was published in the Fort Lauderdale Daily News 
and proof of publication was filed in the Trustees' office. The 
meeting was postponed from the advertised sale date, February 
9th, until the 10th. 

Eight letters objecting to the sale were received, and on February 
8th three petitions containing signatures of some fifty-three 
persons protested the sale without specifying the basis for the 
objection. Staff recommended deferment pending evaluation of the 
nature and validity of the objections. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees deferred action on the 
purchase application of Mr. Chapman. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1582-44-253.12. On December 15, 1964, 
the Trustees considered application from Bahia Honda Properties, 
Inc., with offer of $425.00 per acre, approved by the Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of land in Florida Bay in 
Section 27, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, 0.48 acre at Key 
Largo in Monroe County. 

Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen and proof of 
publication was filed in the Trustees' office. The meeting was 
postponed from the advertised sale date, February 9th, until 
the 10th. 

Herbert L. Alley and Phillip S. Wood, owners of riparian property 
within one thousand feet of the application parcel, protested that 
Tavernier Harbor Subdivision was laid out to give public access 
to the water at the end of Point View Drive, that the property 
line extensions were not fair and a disproportionately large parcel 
of submerged land was applied for as riparian to a very small 
parcel of upland. 



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Upon recommendation of the Staff, the Trustees deferred action 
pending evaluation of the objections. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1597-50-253.36. Allen Dickey and 
Elise K. Dickey, his wife, offered $500.00 per acre, Staff appraisal, 
or $100.00 minimum in this instance, for purchase of 0.2 acre par- 
cel of reclaimed bottom land in Lake Clarke in Section 5, Township 
44 South, Range 43 East, in Palm Beach County. The Director 
explained that the applicant's house was on a portion of the 
parcel and that conveyance would be in the interest of Central 
and Southern Florida Flood Control District. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved conveyance of the 
land to the abutting upland owners without advertisement, in 
accordance with the policy for sale of such reclaimed land. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1587-64-253.12. Berrien Becks, attorney 
representing Jennie E. Patterson, abutting upland owner, offered 
$200.00 per acre, the Staff appraisal, for purchase of 1.28 acre 
parcel of submerged land in Government Lot 1, Section 13, Township 
16 South, Range 33 East, in the Halifax River at Wilbur-by-the-Sea 
landward of the established bulkhead line in Volusia County. 

The Trustees authorized the parcel advertised for objections only. 



SHELL LEASES - Presented to the Trustees as information was the 
following report of remittances received by the State Department of 
Conservation from holders of shell leases for the month of January 
1965: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount 

1684 Edison Shell Company, Inc. $ 1,183.65 

1917 Fort Myers Shell Company 316.65 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. 7,972.68 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction 7,355.71 

1788 Benton and Company, Inc. 11,553.28 

The report from the Board of Conservation was received. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. On January 12, 1965, by Resolution 
No. 45 the City Commission of the City of Indian Harbour Beach 
located a bulkhead line one foot offshore in the Banana River in 
Sections 3, 10, 11 and 14 of Township 27 South, Range 37 East, 
Brevard County, from the north corporate limits to the south 
corporate limits of the city. The area was opposite the most 
southerly extension of Merritt Island. All necessary exhibits 
were submitted and the Staff recommended approval of the bulkhead 
line. No objections were received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the bulk- 
head line. Governor Burns commented that the city should be 
congratulated on the bulkhead line as established. 



BREVARD COUNTY - G. A. Fimmel on behalf of Pelican Creek Utilities, 
Inc., a subsidiary of Atlantic Utilities Corporation, applied for 
6,000 cubic yards of fill material to be dredged from the bottom 
of the Banana River riparian to applicant's property, to improve 
uplands. The dredge area was approved by the Board of Conservation. 



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Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale 
of the requested amount of fill material for $300.00, at the 
standard rate. 



CITRUS AND SUMTER COUNTIES - Southwest Florida Water Management 
District applied for an instrument disclaiming any interest the 
Trustees might have in that portion of the Withlacoochee River 
bottom at the site of the proposed inflatable dam and navigation 
lock, for which the Trustees on September 1, 1964, had approved 
a loan to the District. The river at the site of the proposed dam 
in Section 23, Township 19 South, Range 21 East, was not meandered 
and was patented to the State in 1857 and deeded into private 
ownership in 1869 and 1881. Land Office records revealed that the 
Trustees had no interest in the river bottom of the Withlacoochee 
River in said Section 23. 

The Trustees authorized issuance of an ex parte disclaimer as 
recommended by the Staff. 



DADE COUNTY - The Board was requested to approve assignment of 
purchase contract No. 22903-A(811-13) to Charles F. Harvey and 
Juanita Harvey, his wife, Helen A. Arnold, Arthur L. Hiestand and 
Elaine D. Hiestand, his wife, Martin Fine and Helen M. Fine, his 
wife, Maxwell Coleman and Ann Coleman, his wife, and Powerglade 
Company, a Tennessee Corporation. Assignment was a result of a 
foreclosure of mortgage against Pirates' Bay Marina, Inc., former 
holder of subject contract. Certified copy of Final Summary of 
Foreclosure with certificate of title and acceptance of assignment 
by the above named parties were filed in the Land Office. 

Without objection, the Trustees approved assignment of the said 
purchase contract. 



DADE COUNTY - Imperial Apartment Hotel, Inc., applied for state 
commercial dock permit to construct a wharf with five finger piers 
and eleven mooring piles along the easterly shore of Indian Creek 
in front of Lots 21 and 22, First Ocean Front Subdivision in Miami 
Beach, Dade County. Written waiver of objection from both adjacent 
owners, all required exhibits and $100.00 processing fee were 
received. The construction would comply with city zoning regula- 
tions for the area. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance 
of commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



DUVAL COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
application by the Department of the Navy on behalf of the United 
States of America for easement across a parcel of sovereignty land 
in the St. Johns River abutting uplands owned by the United States, 
being the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, said lands in Section 39, 
Township 3 South, Range 26 East, to be used for a new approach 
lighting system. 



FRANKLIN COUNTY - Florida Seafood Canning Company, Inc., applied 
for permit for a dock along the south bank of Turtle Harbor Bayou 
(Scipio Creek) near the confluence of the bayou with the Apalachi- 
cola River in front of upland owned by the applicant in the Town 
of Apalachicola in Franklin County. All requirements were met 
and $100.00 processing fee tendered. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



LAKE COUNTY - The City of Clermont requested state permit for 
5,000 cubic yards of fill material from Lake Minneola to be used 
for improvement of the Jaycee Bathing Beach on the south shore 
of the lake. A nominal sum of §25.00 was tendered in payment. 
The Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission approved the work 
subject to compliance with the standard permit stipulations as 
to dredging. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved the 
application. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - John S. Call, Jr., attorney, requested a deed 
to correct the name of the grantee in Trustees' Deed No. 23860(1487- 
50) dated January 14, 1965. Applicant was shown as Gordon A. 
Nielsen and Shirley S. Nielsen, his wife, in the title report and 
Trustees' deed, however Mr. Call advised that Mrs. Nielsen was 
deceased prior to issuance of the deed and Mr. Nielsen was the 
sole fee simple title holder of the riparian upland. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of corrective deed to Gordon A. Nielsen for 
§10.00 charge. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report No. 863 
listing two regular bids for sale of Murphy Act land in DeSoto 
and Okaloosa Counties, and authorized execution of deeds pertaining 
thereto. 



SANTA ROSA COUNTY - In meeting on May 19, 1953, the Trustees 
withdrew from sale the N^ of SW% of SE% of Section 14, Township 
4 North, Range 27 West; the W^ of NE% of SW^, and Eh of Eh of 
NW% of SW*j of Section 30, Township 5 North, Range 26 West, Santa 
Rosa County, for the reason that the land was included in an oil 
and gas lease dated June 30, 1953, to The California Company. 
The lease was cancelled on June 8, 1955. Staff recommended that 
the land be made available for sale. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees directed that the above 
described land in Santa Rosa County be made available for sale 
under provisions of Chapter 18296, the Murphy Act. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 

ERNOR^J^- CHAIRMAN 



GOVERNOR. 



ATTEST 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
February 17, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 



Present: 



Haydon Burns 
Ray E. Green 
Broward Williams 
Earl Faircloth 
Doyle Conner 



Governor 

Comptroller 

Treasurer 

Attorney General 

Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker 



Director 



The minutes of the meeting on February 10, 1965, were approved 
as submitted. 



BROWARD COUNTY - File No. 1585-06-253.12. The Trustees on 
February 10 deferred action pending evaluation of objections to 
the sale of a parcel of submerged land in the North Fork of New 
River in Section 9, Township 50 South, Range 42 East, 0.23 acre 
landward of the established bulkhead line in the City of Fort 
Lauderdale, which was applied for by the abutting upland owners, 
John W. Chapman and wife. 

Petitions bearing a number of signatures stated no basis for objec- 
tion to the sale. Other objections filed included the charge that 
the sale would cut down width of the channel, interfere with boats 
turning around, decrease the river depth and endanger navigation. 
However, the Staff received information from the applicants' 
engineer, McLaughlin Engineering Company, that the bulkheading 
and filling of the parcel applied for would definitely improve 
navigation for the reason that the stream would be widened at its 
narrowest point, would be dredged to a greater depth, and would 
not cause damage downstream or upstream. The Director recommended 
that objections to sale of the small strip of submerged land within 
the established bulkhead line be overruled. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees overruled the objections 
and confirmed sale of the advertised land to the applicants for 
$100.00, minimum amount approved by Staff Appraiser. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1582-44-253.12. On February 10 the 
Trustees deferred action on sale to Bahia Honda Properties, Inc., 
abutting upland owner, of a parcel of submerged land in Florida 
Bay in Section 27, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, 0.48 acre at 
Key Largo in Monroe County. 

It was apparent from the objections that the small parcel of land 
in private ownership had been used by the public as access to the 
Bay, and the map showed that a street extension provided access 
for boats. In July 1963 the Trustees approved conveyance of 70.4 
acres in a land exchange whereby 72.54 acres of open water area 
were dedicated for public use, and the Staff had agreed to recom- 
mend that the owner of the remnant of the government lot be allowed 
to purchase the subject parcel within the area bulkhead line. The 
Director explained that, there being no bulkhead lines in Monroe 
County established under the Bulkhead Act, the Staff with local 
engineers and owners had laid out segments of area lines beyond 
which no sales were recommended. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees overruled the objections 
and confirmed sale of the advertised parcel at the price offered, 
$425.00 per acre. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - File No. 905-52-253.12. Attorney Stephen D. 
Hughes was present on behalf of Charles B. Thacher whose applica- 
tion to purchase and fill 23.02 acres of submerged land in Clearwater 
Harbor in Section 30, Township 29 South, Range 15 East, was approved 
March 9, 1961, by Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority (Permit No. PDFB116) . Subsequently, the Trustees con- 
firmed the sale at $1000.00 per acre and contract covering the 
agreement to purchase prepared by the Trustees' office under date 
of August 14, 1961, was transmitted on that date to William M. 
MacKenzie of Krentzman & MacKenzie, of Clearwater, for execution 
by the purchasers. The executed contract was not returned for 
execution by the Trustees, therefore it is considered as cancelled. 

Applicants, complying with commitment to provide right of way, 
executed a deed to the City of Clearwater and received Trustees' 
Deed No. 22930(905-52) dated November 20, 1961, conveying a 0.33 
acre parcel of submerged land at $1000.00 per acre, being a part 
of the over-all tract of 23.02 acres. Because of escrow agreement 
covering the 0.33 acre transaction, it was not necessary to include 
in Trustees' Deed No. 22930(905-52) the condition in accordance with 
commitment set forth in minutes of the Pinellas County Authority 
meeting of March 9, 1961, and the Trustees' minutes of April 11, 
1961. Contract should have been redrawn for 22.69 acres, deducting 
the 0.33 acre, but the contract was not returned to the Trustees. 

In meeting November 13, 1962, the Trustees directed that the one 
per cent per month penalty interest be required on the overdue 
contract payments. 

Staff appraiser, after reviewing the area and the reports of two 
local appraisers who in 1960 reported on the value of the subject 
land, reported the current market value at the rate of $1,120.00 
per acre. In order to update the file, a current certificate of 
title should be furnished. Since several years had passed, Staff 
agreed to present the application again with favorable recommendation 
for sale at the present appraised price, conditioned upon receipt of 
a resolution from Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority confirming their action taken on March 9, 1961 (Application 
No. PDFB116) in so far as the purchase and fill permit was concerned. 

Mr. Hughes said that the Pinellas County Authority had already 
approved the three-way application and the applicants donated con- 
siderable right of way, that the death of Mrs. Thacher had held up 
the development, and requirement of a current approval from the 
Authority would cause further delay. 

Governor Burns said that he could not vote for the sale without 
reaffirmation of the 1961 county decision. It was suggested that 
the matter be deferred. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees deferred action on 
the sale and fill permit pending receipt of current approval from 
Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1601-16-253.12. Francis P. Conroy on 
behalf of the Jacksonville Port Authority, abutting upland owner, 
requested conveyance of 7.95 acres of submerged land in the St. 
Johns River in Section 8, Township 2 South, Range 27 East, Duval 
County, for public purposes only as such purposes were described 



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in Chapter 63-1447, Laws of Florida, the Act creating the 
Jacksonville Port Authority. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved advertisement 
of the parcel for objections only with the Authority to pay cost 
of the advertising. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1573-31-253.12. Robert F. Lloyd 
on behalf of the City of Sebastian offered the appraised value of 
$723.66 per acre for a parcel of submerged land in Section 6, Town- 
ship 31 South, Range 39 East, containing 1.12 acres landward of 
the established bulkhead line in the City of Sebastian in Indian 
River County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved advertisement of 
the parcel for objections only. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1596-50-253.12. Brockway, Weber and 
Brockway, on behalf of William J. Hoysgaard, et al, abutting upland 
owners, offered the appraised value of $1573.40 per acre for a 
parcel of submerged land in Boca Ratones Lagoon containing 0.63 
acre between the meander lines in Section 16, Township 47 South, 
Range 43 East, Palm Beach County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved advertisement of 
the parcel for objections only. 



STATE DRILLING LEASES Nos . 224-A, 224-B and 248, as modified. 
Coastal Petroleum Company and Socony Mobil Oil Co., Inc. through 
their attorney, MacFarlane, Ferguson, Allison and Kelly of Tampa, 
requested approval of letter-agreement and joint-operating-agreement 
entered into by those two companies on December 16, 1964, whereby 
Socony would be authorized to conduct certain drilling operations 
authorized under the terms of State Oil and Gas Drilling Leases 
Nos. 224-A, 224-B and 248 held by Coastal Petroleum Company. 

The Director recommended approval of the letter-agreement and 
joint-operating-agreement between the two companies conditioned 
upon approval by the office of the Attorney General and by the 
Division of State Geology of the Board of Conservation as to the 
Drilling operations to be conducted under provisions of the two 
agreements. It was also recommended that all drilling footage 
to be conducted under the authority of the two agreements be 
credited only to the lease covering the area in which it was 
drilled. Mr. Parker said that heretofore the Trustees had allowed 
excess drilling footage under one lease to be credited to another 
lease. Governor Burns said that each lease should stand on its 
own as to drilling footage credit. 

This matter was considered by the Trustees and approval of the 
letter-agreement and joint-operating-agreement between the two 
companies was authorized to be expressed in an appropriate 
resolution. The Trustees approved recommendation of the Staff 
that all drilling footage to be conducted under the authority of 
subject drilling leases should be credited only to the lease 
covering the area in which the well was drilled. 

RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Section 13 of each of 
Florida State Drilling Leases Numbers 224-A, 224-B and 248, all 



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as modified, it is provided that any of the rights of Coastal 
Petroleum Company may be assigned in whole or in part only after 
written consent thereto from the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund of the State of Florida is first obtained, and 

WHEREAS, Coastal Petroleum Company, a Florida corporation, 
and Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc., a New York corporation, 
entered into a contract dated the 16th day of December, 1964, 
which contemplates a joint operation in the future of certain 
parts or all of said Florida State Drilling Leases 224-A, 224-B 
and 248, all as modified, and 

WHEREAS, a copy of said contract between Coastal Petroleum 
Company and Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. , has been exhibited 
to the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund for their 
inspection and approval, and to become a part of the permanent 
files of the Trustees, as a part of this Resolution, and the 
Trustees having examined said agreement, it is upon consideration 
thereof: 

RESOLVED by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of 
the State of Florida, at a meeting assembled in the State Capitol 
in Tallahassee, Florida, on the 17th day of February, 1965, that 
the contract dated December 16, 1964, between Coastal Petroleum 
Company, a Florida corporation, and Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. , 
a New York corporation, involving said Leases Numbers 224-A, 
224-B and 248, all as modified, is herein and hereby approved, 
and there is also herein and hereby approved such assignments 
by Coastal Petroleum Company to Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. , 
as set forth in and required by the aforesaid contract between 
the parties. The selection of acreage which is assigned shall 
be made by Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. from time to time under 
and pursuant to the terms and conditions of the said contract 
between Coastal Petroleum Company and Socony Mobil Oil Company, 
Inc. which is attached to and approved by this Resolution. The 
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida 
shall be notified by Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. within thirty 
(30) days after Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. has received such 
assignments of all or any part of said acres or areas by being 
furnished with a copy of such instrument making said assignments 
which shall contain the legal description of the acreage and 
area assigned. The contract dated December 16, 1964, between 
Coastal Petroleum Company and Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. , and 
the assignments by Coastal Petroleum Company to Socony Mobil Oil 
Company, Inc. , which are herein and hereby approved by the Trustees 
of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, shall 
not operate in any instance to modify, abrogate or cause the nova- 
tion of the obligations, liabilities or duties of either the 
Coastal Petroleum Company or the Trustees of the Internal Improve- 
ment Fund of the State of Florida, created by virtue of said 
Leases 224-A, 224-B and 248, all as modified, and the Coastal 
Petroleum Company is not released from any of its obligations, 
liabilities, duties or penalties for any forfeiture, as defined 
and expressed in the said State Leases Numbers 224-A, 224-B and 
248, all as modified, by virtue of this approval of the said 
contract and the said assignments to Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. 
Furthermore, the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the 
State of Florida do not, by the approval of the contract dated 
December 16, 1964, heretofore referred to herein, expand or 
enlarge any of the estate, rights or privileges granted under 
said Leases 224-A, 224-B and 248, all as modified. The said 
contract herein approved is limited to the development through 
the joint efforts of the original lessee and Socony Mobil Oil 
Company, Inc. of the estates , .rights and privileges previously 
granted in said leases. 



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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. 
is hereby authorized to reassign to Coastal Petroleum Company, 
pursuant to the terms of said contract between the parties dated 
December 16, 1964, any acreage assigned by Coastal Petroleum Com- 
pany to Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. pursuant to the terms of 
said contract, without further approval of the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund, but notice thereof in writing shall be 
given to said Trustees within thirty (30) days after said 
reassignment. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that as to any and all acres and areas 
assigned to Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. by virtue of the 
approval contained in this Resolution, Socony Mobil Oil Company, 
Inc. and the Coastal Petroleum Company shall be jointly and 
severally bound to the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund 
of the State of Florida by the terms, conditions and covenants 
contained in said State Leases Numbers 224-A, 224-B and 248, all 
as modified, and from and after the date of this Resolution Socony 
Mobil Oil Company, Inc. shall be bound by the said terms, conditions 
and covenants contained in the said leases the same as if it were 
an original party to the said leases. Should the Coastal Petroleum 
Company fail to perform, comply with and abide by the terms, 
covenants and conditions contained in State Leases Numbers 224-A, 
224-B and 248, all as modified, such failure on the part of the 
Coastal Petroleum Company to perform, comply with and abide by 
the covenants in the said leases shall not, in any way, prejudice, 
affect, abrogate or diminish any right, interest or benefit which 
has or may accrue to Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. by virtue of 
any assignments made to Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. by the 
Coastal Petroleum Company, as authorized and approved by this 
Resolution. 

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution, with the terms 
and conditions incorporated herein, is passed at the request of 
the Coastal Petroleum Company and Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc., 
and its authorized agents did, in the presence of the Trustees of 
the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, state that 
their respective companies would be bound by the terms and condi- 
tions contained herein. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Authority was requested to modify Salvage Lease 
No. 1687 dated December 29, 1961, held by Martin County Historical 
Society, in order to clarify the legal description of the exact 
area intended to be covered and to correct an apparent typographi- 
cal error in the division percentages in the lease. Request was 
received from the Society to effect the changes. 

Without objection, the Trustees approved modification of the 
lease as requested. 



MONROE COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
dedication of a strip of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in 
Sections 2 and 11, Township 64 South, Range 36 East, Monroe County, 
requested by the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County 
by Resolution No. 6-1965 dated January 26, 1965, for road right of 
way purposes to connect Lignumvitae Key with the Overseas Highway. 



OKEECHOBEE COUNTY - Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District applied for a new instrument to correct description in 



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right of way easement authorized by the Trustees on November 5, 
1963, for additional right of way for Levee L-D4 over reclaimed 
lake bottom land in Lake Okeechobee in Township 37 South, Range 
36 East, and Township 38 South, Ranges 35 and 36 East, Okeechobee 
County. A more detailed and accurate survey of the area disclosed 
that part of the land described in Trustees' Instrument No. 23528 
dated November 15, 1963, encroached on private property. 

The Trustees authorized issuance of corrective instrument removing 
the encroachment over private ownership. 



OSCEOLA COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of two easements to Central and Southern Florida Flood 
Control District for extension of the right of way for Canal 33 
(Alligator-Gentry Canal) into and over a small portion of the 
bottoms of Lake Gentry in Section 8, Township 27 South, Range 31 
East, and into Alligator Lake in Section 32, Township 26 South, 
Range 31 East, Osceola County. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - State Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 
requested dedication for state park purposes of (1) four small 
islands containing 6.0 acres, more or less, on sovereignty bottoms 
in Tomoka Basin, and (2) those submerged lands in the Halifax 
River lying along the easterly shoreline of Tomoka State Park 
containing approximately 71.0 acres, created by the Volusia County 
Mosquito Control Unit and lying in Township 13 South, Range 3 2 
East, Volusia County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved dedication of the 
requested areas for park purposes. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - Without objection, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of easement to the Florida Inland Navigation District on 
behalf of the United States of America over a small parcel of sub- 
merged land in the Halifax River in Section 13, Township 16 South, 
Range 33 East, Volusia County, for realignment for construction 
of the project depth of 12 feet by 125 feet for the channel. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1310-05-253.12. Upon motion duly adopted, 
the Trustees approved issuance of corrective deed without charge to 
correct a transposition in the description in Trustees' Deed No. 
23826 dated September 17, 1964, which conveyed a parcel of submerged 
land in Brevard County to Lake Poinsett Corporation. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Union Carbide Corporation made application for 
approximately 20,000 cubic yards of fill material to be dredged 
from the Indian River to improve upland in Section 9, Township 21 
South, Range 35 East, on the west shore of the Indian River in 
Brevard County. All required exhibits were received, including 
payment of $900.00 for the material, and the Board of Conservation 
reviewed the application and waived objection. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees approved issuance 
of permit for the material requested. 



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CHARLOTTE COUNTY - Staff recommended formal approval of fill 
permit issued by the Board of County Commissioners of Charlotte 
County to the West Coast Inland Navigation District to fill certain 
submerged lands formerly conveyed by the Trustees to the respective 
upland owners for spoil disposal areas in Placida Harbor and Lemon 
Bay, all landward of the established bulkhead line. Such spoil 
areas were identified as C-10A, C-10C, C-10D, Oil, C-12, C-13, 
C-14, C-15, C-18, C-20A, C-21, C-25R, C-26A, C-27, C-28, C-28A, 
C-29, C-29A, C-30 and C-31 in Charlotte County. The District held 
the consent of each riparian owner. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the fill 
permit issued by Charlotte County. 



DADE COUNTY - Irving M. Ellis, Jr. , applied for state commercial 
dock permit for construction of mooring piles and an extension to 
an existing pier which was located at Lots 42-50, Block 11, Ocean 
Beach Addition #3, Miami Beach, and leased by the applicant from 
the City of Miami Beach, Dade County. Applicant obtained a city 
building permit and filed all necessary exhibits and $100.00 pro- 
cessing fee in the Trustees' office. 

Staff recommended approval of the application and issuance of the 
permit to the City of Miami Beach for the use and benefit of the 
lessee. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees approved the 
recommendation for issuance of the permit to the city for the 
use and benefit of the lessee. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 18607-50-253.124. Without objection, 
the Trustees formally approved the fill permit issued by the Town 
of Lantana under provisions of Section 253.124, Florida Statutes, 
on February 9, 1965, to Abbott Gordon, the owner of a parcel of 
submerged land in Lake Worth in Section 3, Township 45 South, 
Range 43 East, Palm Beach County. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - File No. 21601-52-253.124. Without objection, 
the Trustees formally approved the fill permit issued by Pinellas 
County Water and Navigation Control Authority under provisions of 
Section 253.124, Florida Statutes, in meeting February 2, 1965, 
to Don Nesbitt to fill a parcel of submerged land in Section 4, 
Township 31 South, Range 15 East, Pinellas County, formerly 
conveyed by the Trustees by Deed No. 21601. 



SUMTER COUNTY - R. C. Wysong made application to remove less than 
500 cubic yards of fill material from Lake Panasoffkee in Sumter 
County to deposit on his waterfront property. The Game and Fresh 
Water Fish Commission approved the work provided the applicant 
complied with the standard stipulations as to dredging. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
appropriate permit for removal of the material for the minimum 
amount of $25.00. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - Supreme Court Loan. On October 9, 1962, the 
Trustees made available $15,500.00 for work in the Law Library 
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provision would be made in the Supreme Court budget for repayment. 
Records of the Trustees' Auditing Section showed that $9,531.00 
of the loan amount was advanced to the Supreme Court. 

Letter of February 16 from Justice Millard F. Caldwell, Chairman 
of the Supreme Court Building Committee, stated that request was 
made for appropriation to repay the loan but the Legislature failed 
to appropriate, and that another request would be made to the next 
Legislature for funds to repay the Internal Improvement Fund. 
Consent of the Trustees was requested to use part of the unexpended 
balance of $5,969.00 for work necessary to correct leakage of 
water through the east walls of the Court Building for which the 
cost would be approximately $4,000.00. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed to make 
available from the unexpended loan balance the amount requested 
for work on the Supreme Court Building, estimated at $4,000.00, 
with the understanding that the funds would be advanced as the 
work progressed. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report No. 864 
listing one regular bid for sale of land in Alachua County under 
the provisions of the Murphy Act, and authorized execution of deed 
pertaining thereto. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 

DVERN^T 



GOVERNQfT - CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST: 



DIRECTOR- SECRETARY 
*** *** *** 

Tallahassee, Florida 
February 23, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The minutes of the meeting on February 17, 1965, were approved 
as submitted. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1575-31-253.12. On December 22, 
1964, the Trustees considered application from Paul R. Stevenson 



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and wife, abutting upland owners, who offered $723.66 per acre, 
appraised value, for two separate parcels of submerged land in 
Section 6, Township 31 South, Range 39 East, totalling 1.68 acres, 
more or less, in the City of Sebastian, Indian River County, land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line. The notice of sale was 
published in the Indian River News, Sebastian, Florida, and proof 
of publication was filed in the Trustees' office. No objections 
were received to the sale. The City of Sebastian and Central and 
Southern Florida Flood Control District waived objection. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised land to the applicants at the appraised price. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1584-44-253.12. On December 29, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from Dr. J. M. Renedo and Bruno 
Van Bavel, abutting upland owners, who offered the price approved 
by the Staff Appraiser, $425.00 per acre, for three parcels of 
submerged land totalling 8.35 acres, more or less, in Hawk Channel 
in Sections 35 and 36, Township 67 South, Range 25 East, Stock 
Island, Monroe County. Notice of sale was published in the Key 
West Citizen, proof of publication filed with the Trustees. 

Ruth C. Galey, owner of Lots 29 to 35 inclusive, Block 46, Plat 
Book 1, Page 55, Public Records of Monroe County, protested that 
her Lots 29 and 30 in particular would be adversely affected by 
accumulation of debris. The Staff recognized the basis for objec- 
tion but since other sales had been made previously on either side 
of this area the pocket already existed, the sale was in line with 
orderly development within an area bulkhead line and the objector 
as a riparian owner had the same right to make application. 

Letter from the Manager of Key West Electric System referred to a 
future application for submerged lands beyond the area bulkhead 
line and did not constitute an objection to the subject application. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees overruled the objection and 
confirmed sale of the advertised parcels to the applicants at the 
price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1586-44-253.12. On December 29, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application from C. J. Berg and Bernice Berg, 
Trustees, the abutting upland owners, with offer of the appraised 
value of $326.82 per acre for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
containing 4.10 acres, more or less, in the Straits of Florida in 
Section 18, Township 59 South, Range 41 East, Key Largo, Monroe 
County. Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, 
proof of publication filed and no protest received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel at the appraised price. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1592-44-253.12. Judge Eva Warner Gibson, 
abutting upland owner, made application to purchase a parcel of 
submerged land containing 1.27 acres in Bogie Channel in Section 
25, Township 66 South, Range 29 East, at Big Pine Key in Monroe 
County. Staff Appraiser approved the value of $300.00 per acre. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
advertisement for objections only. 



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PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1599-50-253.12. Brockway, Weber and 
Brockway, on behalf of Perry Como and wife, abutting upland owners, 
made application to purchase a parcel of submerged land containing 
0.256 acre in the Northwest Fork of Loxahatchee River in Section 
35, Township 40 South, Range 42 East, Village of Teguesta, Palm 
Beach County, landward of the established bulkhead line, valued at 
$1550.00 per acre. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
advertisement for objections only. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. The City Council of the City of 
Cocoa by resolution dated November 13, 1962, located a bulkhead 
line in the Indian River offshore from the north line of Lot 2 of 
Cocoa River Development south to the south line of Church Street, 
east of Riveredge Boulevard in Section 33, Township 24 South, Range 
36 East, Brevard County. Trustees' Staff made an inspection on the 
site. All required exhibits were submitted and no objections to 
the bulkhead line were received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
bulkhead line as fixed by the City of Cocoa on November 13, 1962. 



COLLIER COUNTY - (a) Bulkhead Line. The Board of County Commis- 
sioners of Collier County by resolution dated December 8, 1964, 
fixed a bulkhead line consisting of three segments in Section 17, 
Township 48 South, Range 25 East, in the Cocahatchee River about 
seven miles north of Naples in Collier County, offshore from uplands 
owned by Miles Scofield. All required exhibits were submitted. 

T. G. Kappanf of Gulf Coast Fish Camp objected to the northern 
segment of the bulkhead line which he said encompassed a "navigable" 
waterway between the mainland adjacent to State Road S865A and a 
mangrove island to the west. The Director said that the area of 
low land was sold as swamp and overflowed and much of it at high 
tides allowed some "navigability" , however that regular marked 
channels were available for use by the objector and others. The 
Staff felt that the bulkhead line should be approved for the area 
already in private ownership. 

(b) Also, the Staff recommended formal approval of the fill 
permit issued by the Board of County Commissioners of Collier 
County in meeting January 5, 1965, to Miles Scofield to fill the 
area which he owned landward of the above referenced bulkhead line. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees formally approved 
the bulkhead line fixed by Collier County on December 8, 1964, and 
also approved the fill permit granted by the county to Mr. Scofield. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. By Ordinances No. 579 dated 
September 26, 1962, and No. 596 dated February 27, 1963, the City 
Council of the City of Riviera Beach established two sections of 
the city bulkhead line, one section located on the easterly shore 
of Lake Worth at the north end of Singer Island from the Palm 
Beach Isles development north to the north city limits of Riviera 
Beach. The second segment was located along the west side of 
Lake Worth from the southern city limits north to 25th Street. 

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limits, as presented on this date was basically the same bulkhead 
line that was considered by the Trustees in regular meeting on 
April 24, 1962, and was rejected. At that time the Trustees 
suggested that those submerged lands formerly conveyed (in 1925), 
extending between 7 50 feet and 2400 feet into the lake, should 
be filled and developed before any further extension into the 
waters of Lake Worth. The Trustees' Staff in 1962 and now recom- 
mended that the bulkhead line should extend no further lakeward 
than the limits of private ownership. The Board of Conservation 
reported that the area encompassed by the proposed bulkhead line 
contained the best seagrass beds and nursery grounds left in the 
lake. 

The second segment, from the southern city limits north to 25th 
Street, while being located a lesser distance offshore than the 
first segment, in the opinion of the Staff was still too far 
offshore in several places and need for additional filled land 
was not apparent. 

On the map the Director pointed out some highly developed residen- 
tial areas which might be damaged by the proposed line. While a 
portion of the line was for an industrial area, the Staff felt that 
rather than recommend approval of limited portions it would be 
better to refer the lines back to the City of Riviera Beach for 
reconsideration. If the city was inclined to modify by retracting 
the line, no further advertisement would be required. 

The Trustees examined the map and, approving the Staff recommenda- 
tions, took no formal action but directed that the bulkhead lines 
be referred back to the City of Riviera Beach for reconsideration. 



COASTAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT - In accordance with regulations of 
the Trustees and the Board of Conservation, the Trustees approved 
the following permit application as presented and recommended by 
the Division of Beaches and Shores: 

BROWARD COUNTY. McLaughlin Engineering Company, on 
behalf of J. W. Fisher, applied for permit to construct 
one adjustable type groin into the Atlantic Ocean 
adjacent to applicant's property in the Jade Beach 
area of Broward County in Section 7, Township 49 South, 
Range 43 East. All requirements of the Division of 
Beaches and Shores were met including payment of $100 
fee and surety bond of $1,000 payable to the Trustees 
of the Internal Improvement Fund. Adjacent property 
owners were notified and no objections were received. 



MANATEE COUNTY - The Manatee County Park, Beach and Recreation 
Commission made application for state permit for an artificial 
reef to be 300 feet by 1000 feet, extending in a generally North- 
west-Southeast direction in Sarasota Bay off Bayshore Gardens. 
The center of the reef will be located at 27°23'51" North Latitude 
and 82° 35' 49" West Longitude. Applicant submitted all require- 
ments and the Board of Conservation reviewed and recommended the 
application. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
state permit for the artificial reef for $50.00 processing fee. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Trustees authorized issuance of three 
commercial dock permits for $100.00 processing fee each, for the 



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following applications which were approved by Pinellas County 
Water and Navigation Control Authority and the Trustees' Staff: 

(a) Two (2) permits for docks for Bay Aristocrat Mobile 
Home Estates at 1475 U. S. Highway No. 19 South, in 
Clearwater. One local permit covered a recreational 
pier and the other a series of small docks. 

(b) Commercial dock for John's Pass Seafood at 12781 
Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Presented to the Trustees were bids received 
pursuant to request for printing seven (7) volumes of record books 
for the Land Office Section of the Trustees' office. The bid of 
Rose Printing Company, Inc., was shown on the bid form as 
"$225.00 ($75.00 per book)", which was interpreted by a repre- 
sentative of the company as a bid for three books whereas the 
form requested bid to be made for printing a total of seven books. 
The Director recommended that the bid of H. & W. B. Drew Co. in 
the total sum of $315.00 be accepted. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees awarded the bid 
to H. & W. B. Drew Co. and rejected the other firm's bid due to 
the irregularity. 



Motion was made and adopted that the meeting be adjourned. 

GOVEj*#0R' - CHAIRMAt 

ATTEST: \^Qr&c<tJ (Z- &*<£■ 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 

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Tallahassee, Florida 
March 2, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol, 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The minutes of the meeting held on February 23, 1965, were approved 
as submitted. 



GLADES COUNTY - File No. 1604-22-253.36. T. W. Conely, Jr 



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behalf of E. P. Scarborough, the owner of abutting uplands, made 
application to purchase permanently reclaimed lake bottom lands in 
Lake Okeechobee in Sections 35 and 36, Township 39 South, Range 33 
East, totalling 143.01 acres. The Staff Appraiser fixed an average 
unit value of $260.00 per acre, by comparison of similar lands 
with road frontage at $594.57 per acre and $125.00 per acre for 
rear lands. In the subject application, 41 acres were classified 
as land with road frontage and 102.01 acres as rear land. 

Staff recommended sale without advertisement in accordance with 
the Trustees' policy for sale of permanently reclaimed lake bottoms 
to the abutting upland owners . On the map it was noted that the 
land was adjacent to State Road No. 78. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
approved sale of the reclaimed lake bottoms to Mr. Scarborough 
at $260.00 per acre. 



The following six applications were presented from abutting upland 
owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their ownerships: 

1. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1610-31-253.12. R. D. Carter 
Engineering Firm on behalf of C. Paul Herfurth, offered $200.00 
per acre, or $100.00 minimum, approved by the Staff Appraiser, 
for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 
33, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, containing 0.42 acre 
within the established bulkhead line in the Ambersand Beach 
area in Indian River County. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 654-44-253.12. M. Ignatius Lester on 
behalf of Samuel D. Fire, offered $300.00 per acre, price 
approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged 
land in the Straits of Florida in Section 19, Township 65 South, 
Range 34 East, containing 30.0 acres at Grassy Key in Monroe 
County. 

3. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 655-44-253.12. M. Ignatius Lester on 
behalf of Samuel D. Fire, offered $300.00 per acre, price 
approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged 
land in the Straits of Florida in Section 1, Township 67 South, 
Range 29 East, containing 42.0 acres at Big Pine Key in 
Monroe County. 

4. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1608-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, Inc., on behalf of Jeff D. Gautier and wife, 
offered $300.00 per acre or $100.00 minimum, approved by the 
Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in Largo Sound 
in Section 14, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, containing 
0.14 acre at Key Largo in Monroe County. 

5. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1609-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, Inc., on behalf of Samuel Wisler, offered $300.00 
per acre or $100.00 minimum, approved by the Staff Appraiser, 
for a parcel of submerged land in Largo Sound in Section 14, 
Township 61 South, Range 39 East, containing 0.16 acre at 
Key Largo in Monroe County. 

6. VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1602-64-253.12. Major Robert E. 
Berry offered $1,000.00 per acre or $100.00 minimum, approved 
by the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the 
Halifax River in Section 21, Township 15 South, Range 33 East, 
containing 0.09 acre landward of the established bulkhead line 
in Volusia County. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
of the lands in the six applications above, for objections only. 



DUVAL COUNTY -The City of Jacksonville, Florida, made application 
for a state commercial dock permit for the fuel oil unloading 
facilities of the proposed City of Jacksonville power plant on 
the west branch of San Carlos Creek in Duval County. All require- 
ments were submitted and the Board of Conservation waived objection 
to the dredging or dredge area contemplated for the public project. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved issuance of 
commercial dock permit to the City of Jacksonville without 
requirement of the usual processing fee of $100.00. 



OKALOOSA COUNTY - The Gulf Oil Corporation made application for 
and on behalf of Marie K. Shahid, owner of the upland, to remove 
1200 cubic yards of fill material from Santa Rosa Sound in the 
area riparian to applicant's upland property. The material was 
to be deposited on the uplands, not extending into the water. 
The Board of Conservation investigated and waived objection to 
the dredging. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of permit for the amount of material requested at 
$60.00 charge. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - The Director recommended a new job position 
with the title of Field Investigator and salary not to exceed 
$6,000.00 per annum, to aid in the supervision of marine salvage 
leases and permits and other field operations of the Trustees. 
Under the direction of the Director, the employee would work closely 
with the Trustees' Marine Archaeologist and should be able to do 
scuba diving, should have some knowledge of marine archaeology, land 
descriptions and law enforcement. He would be expected to furnish 
comprehensive written and oral reports cf his field activities. 

Upon motion unanimously adopted, the Trustees authorized the new 
job position with salary not to exceed $6,000.00 per annum. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Printing. The following bids were received for 
printing stationery for use in the office of the Trustees: 

Pepper Printing Company, Gainesville, Florida $245.00 
The H Se W B Drew Co., Jacksonville, Florida 275.85 
Alert Advertisers, Tallahassee, Florida 217.75 

Upon motion unanimously adopted, the Trustees authorized acceptance 
of the low bid by Alert Advertisers in the total sum of $217.75 
for printing to be done according to specifications. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

BREVARD COUNTY - The State Road Department offered the appraised 
value of $50.00 for conveyance of a parcel of land described as 
Lot 7, Block 72, June Park, Resubdivision of Lots 5 to 12 inclu- 
sive, Florida Indian River Land Co. Subdivision, Section 12, 
Township 28 South, Range 36 East, according to the plat thereof 
recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 54 of the Public Records of Brevard 
County. The lot certified to the State of Florida under the 
Murphy Act (Certificate No. 7175 of July 4, 1927) was required 



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in its entirety for right of way for Road No. 93(1-95) in Brevard 
County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
conveyance of the lot at the appraised value to the State of 
Florida for the use and benefit of the State Road Department, 
under provisions of Chapter 21684, Acts of 1943. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




GOVERNCSS/ - CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST 



DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
March 11, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Motion was made and adopted that the minutes of the meeting held 
on March 2, 1965, be approved as presented. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - File No. 905-52-253.12. On February 17, 1965, 
the Trustees deferred action on the application of Charles B. 
Thacher and the Estate of Marie Thacher, abutting upland owners, 
to purchase a parcel of submerged land in Clearwater Harbor in 
Section 30, Township 29 South, Range 15 East, Pinellas County. The 
Board desired current approval of the sale and fill permit from the 
Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority which had 
approved Permit No. PDFB116 on March 9, 1961. 

The acreage in the revised application was reduced from 23.02 to 
19.06 acres to allow a buffer zone between the subject area and the 
development to the north. On February 25, 1965, the Pinellas County 
Authority confirmed their previous approval and granted an extension 
of ninety days from and after the previous termination date of April 
11, 1965, for completion of the dredging and filling. Applicant 
accepted current appraisal of $1,120.00 per acre as the sale price. 

Upoh motion by Comptroller Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the 19.06 acres at the current appraised price, 
and formally approved the fill permit granted by Pinellas County 
Water and Navigation Control Authority on February 25, 1965. 



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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - File No. 1600-29-253.12. John M. Allison 
on behalf of Elsberry Partnership, Inc., the abutting upland owner, 
offered $200.00 per acre, the price approved by the Staff Appraiser, 
for purchase of a tract of submerged land in Tampa Bay in Sections 
9 and 10, Township 31 South, Range 19 East, containing 231.5 acres 
landward of the established bulkhead line in Hillsborough County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
of the land for objections only. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1606-44-253.12. A. C. Zimmerman, the 
abutting upland owner, offered $300.00 per acre, the price approved 
by the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in Pine Channel in Section 34, Township 66 South, Range 29 East, 
containing 0.77 acre at Big Pine Key in Monroe County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement of 
the land for objections only. 



HENDRY COUNTY - The Sun Oil Company requested the Trustees to 
advertise for sealed bids for an oil and gas drilling lease cover- 
ing the reserved one-half interest of the Trustees in the underlying 
petroleum products in the following lands in Hendry County: 

All of Sections 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 31, 
and the W^ of Section 19, all in Township 46 South, 
Range 31 East; and 

SE% and Eh of SW% of Section 7, all of Sections 9, 17, 

19 and 21, and N% of Section 29, all in Township 46 South, 

Range 32 East. 

The applicant offered annual rental of $1.00 per net mineral acre, 
which was the rental paid to the fee owners of the land. The Land 
Office received $50.00 filing fee to cover cost of advertising. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
for competitive sealed bids, pursuant to law, for a five-year 
primary term lease covering the Trustees' reserved interest. 



ST. JOHNS COUNTY - James Appell, holder of general purpose Leases 
Nos. 1719, 1721 and 1722, requested extension to April 1, 1965, to 
make the annual rental payments in the sum of $189.61 due January 
16, 1965. He stated that Hurricane Dora damaged his road, boat 
dock and camping facilities, resulting in loss of income from the 
campsites which he rented to individuals. Staff recommended 
extension with requirement of penalty interest. The Director 
explained that the leases covered swampy areas in St. Johns County 
near the Intracoastal Waterway, with poor access. 

Governor Burns said the lessee should be informed that the Trustees 
i«re concerned and that the rent payments should be brought up to 
date by April 1st. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the lessee was 
granted extension of time to April 1st to make rental payment in 
the sum of $189.61 plus one per cent per month penalty interest. 



SHELL LEASES - The Trustees accepted as information the following 
report of remittances received by the State Department of Conser- 
vation from holders of shell leases for the month of February 1965: 



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Lease No. Name of Company Amount 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. $5,397.92 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction Co. 6,793.26 

1788 Benton and Company, Inc. 7,324.65 

1684 Edison Shell Co., Inc. Report not received 

1917 Fort Myers Shell Co. 



HILLSBOROUGH AND PINELLAS COUNTIES - The Board of Conservation 
submitted a proposed non-exclusive commercial shell lease for 
concurrence and approval by the Trustees. The lease, form of 
which was approved by the Attorney General, was between the Trustees 
and Tampa Port Authority as lessors, and East Bay Enterprises, Inc., 
as lessee, covering the Tampa Bay area in Hillsborough and Pinellas 
Counties, for a term of five years with royalty payment of twenty 
cents (20*) per ton, annual minimum of $2,500.00, and bond in the 
amount of $10,000.00. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees concurred and approved the 
non-exclusive commercial shell lease to East Bay Enterprises, Inc., 
as recommended by the Board of Conservation. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1612-05-253.129. Application was made 
by Frank M. Wolfe on behalf of the upland owner, S. M. P., Inc., 
for a disclaimer covering 1.63 acres of sovereignty land, now 
filled, in the Banana River in Section 28, Township 26 South, Range 
37 East, Brevard County. Information was that the material was 
deposited on the west shore of the Banana River in 1941 in connec- 
tion with dredging of the channel by the United States Navy for 
a seaplane training base. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of a disclaimer covering the filled land under provisions 
of Section 253.129, Florida Statutes, for $10.00 handling charge. 



MONROE COUNTY - The Department of the Navy on behalf of the United 
States requested a restrictive easement for security purposes in 
connection with the ADC Fighter Dispersal Facilities at the United 
States Naval Air Station, Key West, covering two parcels containing 
a total of 17.36 acres of submerged land in Section 31, Township 
67 South, Range 26 East, at Boca Chica Key in Monroe County. 

Without objection, the Trustees authorized issuance of the easement 
requested by the United States for so long as the land was needed. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Wilbur J. Rohr applied for State permit for 
construction of a commercial dock in Boca Ciega Bay at Lot 2 Block 
4, Sunset Beach, Unit 1, Treasure Island in Pinellas County. Mr. 
Rohr's application was approved by Pinellas County Water and 
Navigation Control Authority. 

On motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
approved issuance of commercial dock permit for $100.00 fee. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Without objection, the Trustees approved Report No. 865 listing 
three regular bids for sale of land in Baker and Okaloosa Counties 
under provisions of Chapter 18296, the Murphy Act. The Trustees 
also approved issuance of County of Broward Deed No. 2406-Corrective 



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to Clyde Hippie to correct plat book and page number in the 
description in original deed of the same number dated April 24, 
1945, to the same grantee, and County of Okaloosa Deed No. 301- 
Corrective to S. B. Powell and James H. Wise to correct description 
in original deed of the same number dated May 28, 1947, to the same 
grantees . 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 

GOVERNg^K - CHAIRMAN 

ATTEST: P^^/""/^ /sZz&bC-— 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
March 16, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The minutes of the meeting held on March 11, 1965, were approved 
as submitted. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1598-05-253.12. Boyd H. Pirtle, the 
upland owner, offered the appraised price, $1,120.00 per acre, for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in 
Section 26, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, containing 2.8 acres 
landward of the established bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized advertisement of the parcel for objections only. 



COLLIER COUNTY - Staff recommended approval of a bulkhead line 
established by the Board of County Commissioners of Collier County 
by resolution adopted December 8, 1964. The line was located in 
Marco Pass offshore from Government Lot 1, Section 6, Township 52 
South, Range 26 East, closely following the existing shoreline, 
encompassing an upland mangrove area and sandbar. The Board of 
Conservation reported no objection. All required information and 
exhibits were furnished. The line was a small segment but was 
tied in with developed areas at each end. Under the circumstances 
in Collier County, which had large undeveloped coastal areas, the 
Director recommended approval. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved the bulkhead line established by Collier County on 
December 8, 1964, offshore from upland of the Marco Island Corpora 
tion. 

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PALM BEACH COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach 
County by resolution adopted March 8, 1965, requested dedication, 
for public park and recreational purposes, of a tract of reclaimed 
Lake Okeechobee bottom land in Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 
35 East, and in Section 2, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, con- 
taining 56.2 acres. Lying north of the new location for State 
Roads 25 and 80, the tract was low and at times partly flooded by 
surface water. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized 
dedication of the tract to the Board of County Commissioners of 
Palm Beach County for public park and recreational purposes, with 
provision in the instrument for reversion in the event of three 
years' non-use or conversion to other uses. 



BAY COUNTY - File No. 1036-03-253.124. Motion was made by Mr. 
Green and duly adopted, that the Trustees approve the fill permit 
issued by the City of Panama city under the purview of Section 
253.124, Florida Statutes, for filling the 0.68 acre parcel of 
submerged land in Section 9, Township 4 South, Range 14 West, 
Watson Bayou in the City of Panama City, which was previously 
conveyed to Harby Marina, Inc. 



BAY COUNTY - Harby Marina, inc., made application for a state dock 
permit covering the construction of covered storage facilities and 
commercial piers in Watson Bayou at Lots 9 through 17 and Lot 23, 
Block 62, of Sudduth's Fourth Addition to Panama City, Florida. 
All required exhibits and $100.00 processing fee were filed in 
the Trustees' Office. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of the permit requested by Harby Marina, Inc. 



BROWARD COUNTY - J. F. Coulton, President of Intracoastal Marinas, 
Inc., made application for a state commercial dock permit to 
construct a wharf in the Intracoastal Waterway in front of Lots 
13 through 17, Block 26, Lauderdale Beach Extension Unit "B", Fort 
Lauderdale. The proposed 175-foot long structure would extend 
12 feet channelward from the face of the existing bulkhead along 
the easterly right of way line, 163 feet from the centerline of 
the adjacent Oakland Park Bridge. All required exhibits and 
$100.00 processing fee were received. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
issuance of state commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - Executive Director Roger Stake 
of the Florida Development Commission requested the Trustees to 
make available certain salvaged treasure items recently recovered 
from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean along the east coast of Florida, 
for use in the Cultural Arts Exhibit in the Florida Exhibition Hall 
at the New York World's Fair. The Development Commission would 
construct and supply glass showcases for advantageous display and 
adequate protection of the loaned articles, and other appropriate 
security measures would be taken. 

Selection of the artifacts and treasure to be used would be in 
accordance with directions and suggestions of Dr. Charles H. 
Fairbanks, Chairman of the Marine Salvage Advisory Committee. The 
Director recommended approval of the request, with the Development 
Commission to bear all expense. 



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The consensus was that the State's purpose in retaining ownership 
of the salvaged material was for display and the proposed exhibit 
would be a real attraction to call attention to the history of 
Florida. Without objection the Trustees granted the request of 
the Florida Development Commission which should bear all expenses 
incident to the showing. 



FLORIDA STATE MUSEUM - On February 2, 1965, the Trustees 
authorized the Florida State Museum in Gainesville to exhibit 
those items of salvaged treasure owned by the Trustees which by 
action on November 17, 1964, had been loaned to the National 
Geographic Society for exhibit in Washington, D. C. For an 
exhibit in the Florida State Museum in Gainesville from March 22 
through April, 1965, Dr. J. C. Dickinson, Jr., Director of the 
Museum, requested from seventy-five to one hundred additional 
pieces of Spanish gold coins owned by the Trustees which were re- 
covered in the same salvage operation as those on loan to the 
National Geographic Society. 

Mr. Parker said that only a few state-owned items were in the 
Geographic exhibit and more should be loaned to the Museum to 
make a better display. The exhibit at the Museum would also include 
recovered material owned by the Real Eight Co., Inc. He recommended 
granting Dr. Dickinson's request, with all expenses to be borne by 
the Museum and adequate security measures taken to protect the 
items on loan. 

Governor Burns suggested that it might be appropriate for the 
Trustees to provide suitable showcases for exhibition of state- 
owned treasure. Several requests had been made by cities and 
historical groups and more would probably be received, and the 
Trustees might be in a better position to provide adequate, secure 
and readily available showcases than might be found in the various 
localities. The Governor also suggested that a certain area of 
the cover be made of magnifying glass. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the suggestions 
and the request for additional salvaged coins to be exhibited by 
the Florida State Museum in Gainesville from March 22 through 
April, 1965, the Museum to bear all expenses. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



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OR - CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
March 23, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room in the Office of the Governor, in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved the 
minutes of the meeting on March 16, 1965. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 790-05-253.12. On February 2, 1965, 
offer of $1,060.00 per acre, the appraised price, was presented 
from Jim Rathmann Enterprises, Inc., and Walter A. Fordyce, Jr., 
abutting upland owners, for two separate parcels of submerged land, 
Parcel 1 containing 2.55 acres and Parcel 2 containing 1.50 acres, 
comprising a total of 4.05 acres, more or less, in the Indian 
River in Sections 27 and 34, Township 27 South, Range 37 East, in 
the City of Melbourne, Brevard County, landward of the established 
bulkhead line. Notice of sale was published in the Melbourne Times, 
proof of publication filed with the Trustees. 

Objections with reference to Parcel No. 2, received on March 22 
from the City Manager of Melbourne and Rossetter and Poe, attorneys 
representing Leland M. Austin, Jr., owner of lots in Block B of 
Riverside Drive, were based on possible encroachment on a drainage 
easement or Cherry Street extended. The plat filed in the Trustees' 
office showed no extension of the street across the highway. 

The Director said that the sale was an equitable allocation of 
submerged areas to riparian owners. He recommended approval con- 
ditioned upon clarification of the drainage or street rights. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcels of land conditioned upon clarification of any 
rights of the City of Melbourne. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1591-05-253.12. On February 2, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application by Sydney E. Coon, abutting 
upland owner, who offered the appraised price of $750.00 per acre 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Banana River in 
Section 15, Township 25 South, Range 37 East, containing 0.99 acre, 
more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line in Brevard 
County. Notice of sale was published in the Titusville Star- 
Advocate and proof of publication was filed. 

Telegram from David W. Watkins, Jr., received on this date, protested 
sale for private use of river bottoms held in trust for all citizens. 
Staff recommended that the objection be overruled, as the proposed 
sale of land within an established bulkhead line was in accordance 
with law. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the protest was 
overruled and sale of the advertised parcel was confirmed in favor 
of the riparian upland owner. 



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MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1593-44-253.12. On February 2, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application from Maynard L. Hendrickson, 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $300.00 per acre, approved 
by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in Bogie Channel in Section 25, Township 66 South, Range 29 East, 
0.50 acre at Big Pine Key in Monroe County. Notice of sale was 
published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed and 
no protest received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to the applicant at the appraised price. 



PASCO COUNTY - File No. 774-51-253.12. On February 2, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Benjamin Berkowitz, represented 
by Robert L. Ulrich, for conveyance of a parcel of submerged land 
in the Gulf of Mexico in Section 33, Township 24 South, Range 16 
East, containing 33.71 acres partially platted and developed within 
the established bulkhead line in Pasco County, at the original 
selling price of $150.00 per acre. In the minutes of the February 
2 meeting was discussion of the original sale of land in this 
area, cancellation of purchase contract, mortgage held by the appli- 
cant and recommendation of sale of the subject 33.71 acres as an 
accommodation to those who had purchased lots from the developer. 
Notice of sale was published in the New Port Richey Press, proof 
of publication filed and no protest received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees con- 
firmed sale of the 33.71 acres to the applicant for $150.00 per 
acre so that purchasers of lots located within this sale area 
would be able to perfect their titles. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1594-58-253.12. On February 2, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application by The Hopkins Corporation, 
abutting upland owner represented by Joe C. Jacobs, with offer of 
the appraised price of $1,100.00 per acre for purchase of a 4.7 
acre parcel of submerged land in Little Sarasota Bay in Section 
18, Township 37 South, Range 18 East, lying westerly of and abutting 
the two unnumbered blocks in the Map of Florence according to the 
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 22, Public Records of 
Sarasota County, landward of the established bulkhead line. Notice 
of sale was published in the Sarasota Herald, proof of publication 
filed with the Trustees. 

Staff field investigation disclosed nothing adverse to the public 
interest. Division of Salt Water Fisheries of the Department of 
Conservation reviewed the application and made recommendations for 
dredging to minimize disturbance of subtidal submerged land and 
prevent damage to marine resources. 

Objections filed by Mrs. E. H. and James Jagger, Dr. Ernest Bekes 
and Dr. Elizabeth Bekes, Dr. Charles W. Holmes, J. Russell Garvin, 
Emil Klein and Darwood Sheriffs included statements that this 
application was part of a process of destroying natural beauty 
and feeding grounds for wildlife, canals might promote salt water 
intrusion, that under conditions present at the site the health 
conditions in the community might be affected, that additional 
dredging could increase erosion and use up fill material. 

Similar objections were considered at the county level. Mr. Jacobs 
advised the Trustees that questions relating to engineering were 
resolved to the satisfaction of the Board of County Commissioners 
at the local hearing. 



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Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
overruled the objections and confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel of submerged land to The Hopkins Corporation at the 
appraised price. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1587-64-253.12. On February 10 the 
Trustees considered offer of the appraised price of $200.00 per 
acre from Jennie E. Patterson, abutting upland owner, for purchase 
of a parcel of submerged land in Government Lot 1, Section 13, 
Township 16 South, Range 33 East, containing 1.28 acres, more or 
less, in the Halifax River landward of the established bulkhead 
line in Volusia County. Notice of sale was published in the 
Daytona Beach Journal, proof of publication filed and no objec- 
tion to the sale was received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to the applicant at the appraised price. 



The following four (4) applications were presented from abutting 
upland owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their 
ownerships: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1616-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer and 
Associates on behalf of the abutting owner, Colonial 
Gardens Corporation, offered the appraised price of 
$1500.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged land in the 
Indian River in Section 15, Township 22 South, Range 35 
East, containing 5.2 acres in the City of Titusville, 
Brevard County, landward of the established bulkhead line. 

2. CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File No. 1607-08-253.12. Farr, Farr and 
Haymans on behalf of Richard A. Stickley and wife, abutting 
upland owners, offered the appraised price of $1,040.00 per 
acre for a parcel of submerged land in the Myakka River in 
Section 28, Township 40 South, Range 21 East, containing 
0.66 acre landward of the established bulkhead line in 
Charlotte County. 

3. DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1617-16-253.12. Lonnie Wurn on 
behalf of The Leitman Company, abutting upland owner, 
offered the appraised price of $250.00 per acre for a 
parcel of submerged land in the St. Johns River in Section 
29, Township 1 South, Range 27 East, containing 10.08 
acres landward of the established bulkhead line in Duval 
County. 

4. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1613-44-253.12. Arthur R. Etherton 
and wife, abutting upland owners, offered $300.00 per acre, 
the price approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of 
submerged land in Sacarma Bay in Section 28, Township 66 
South, Range 28 East, containing 0.66 acre at Cud joe Key, 
Monroe County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
of the land in the four applications for objections only. 



LEE COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. Trustees' Staff recommended formal 
approval by the Trustees of a bulkhead line adopted by resolution 
dated February 24, 1965, by the Lee County Board of County Commis- 
sioners. The bulkhead line in Estero Bay near the Bonita Beach 
Causeway was a segment comprising a complete unit offshore from 



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land in Bonita Beach Subdivision in Section 25, Township 47 
South, Range 24 East, in Lee County. No objections were received 
and all required exhibits were submitted. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees formally approved 
the bulkhead line adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of 
Lee County on February 24, 1965. 



POL K COUNTY - Formal request was received from W. J. Touchton, 
Secretary of Wahneta Drainage District in Polk County, that the 
Trustees, acting in their official capacity as the State Board 
of Drainage Commissioners, appoint Joseph E. Owen as supervisor 
for the District to succeed himself from the expiration date of 
his current term, April 13, 1965. This was made necessary due 
to the failure of a majority of the owners of the acreage included 
in the District to attend the landowners' meeting in Winter Haven, 
Florida, on March 8, 1965, at which time a supervisor was 
scheduled to be elected. 

Upon motion by Comptroller Green, duly adopted, the Trustees as 
the State Board of Drainage Commissioners appointed Joseph E. 
Owen as supervisor for a three-year term commencing April 13, 
1965. 



PUTNAM COUNTY - Jackson Bryan, attorney, made application on behalf 
of Mr. and Mrs. William 0. Kerr for a private dock permit to con- 
struct a pier and boathouse in front of their property located 
on the St. Johns River at Hart Point, approximately one mile south 
of the U. S. Highway 17 bridge at Palatka. The location of the 
proposed dock was within the waterfront area considered to be 
riparian to the applicants' upland. 

W. E. Simmons, abutting owner to the west of the Kerr property, 
objected to the plan which would project the dock west of the 
Simmons-Kerr property boundary line extended. He was present on 
this date and was represented by Mrs. Kate Engelken, attorney, 
who said that the location recommended by the Staff would be 
acceptable to her client. 

The guide policy used by the Trustees' Staff in permitting 
construction of docks, when adjoining property owners were unable 
to resolve their differences by compromise, was to require the 
applicant to project the dock from the middle third of his water- 
front property at right angles to the general configuration of 
the shoreline. It appeared that the applicant was unwilling to 
follow that plan because a small sand bar might interfere with 
docking, and he had already installed some pilings. It was 
brought out that the applicant had previously secured a permit 
but desired to change the dock location. 

Staff recommended that the permit application be denied without 
prejudice to reconsideration if the applicant was willing to 
relocate the structure to conform to the criteria outlined. 

Mr. Bryant discussed the applicant's plan and answered questions. 
The consensus of the Trustees was that the solution would be a 
matter of discretion and the Staff was better informed and more 
qualified to make a decision. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized the Staff to confer with the applicant, the objector 
and their attorneys and to make final decision on issuance of the 
private dock permit. 



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COASTAL CONSTRUCTION PERMITS - In accordance with regulations of 
the Trustees and the Board of Conservation, the Trustees approved 
the following permit applications as presented and recommended by 
the Division of Beaches and Shores for coastal structures in 
Broward, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota Counties: 

1. BROWARD COUNTY. John A. Grant, Jr., Consulting Engineer, 
made joint application on behalf of Lighthouse Cove and 
Ocean Holiday, Pompano Beach, Florida, for a State of Florida 
permit to modify an existing sea wall and construct two con- 
crete H-pile, concrete and timber panel groins into the 
Atlantic Ocean adjacent to applicants' property. All 
requirements including $100 processing fee were received by 
the Division of Beaches and Shores, and bond requirement 

was waived. Issuance of after-the-fact permit was approved. 
DBS (64-16) 

2. BROWARD COUNTY. John A. Grant, Jr., Consulting Engineer , 
made application on behalf of the City of Pompano Beach, 
Florida, for State of Florida permit to construct 16 concrete 
H-pile, concrete and timber filled groins and to extend 14 
existing groins into the Atlartic Ocean in accordance with 
plans and specifications furnished with application. All 
requirements including $100 processing fee were received by 
the Division of Beaches and Shores. Issuance of after-the- 
fact permit was approved. SAJSP (63-729) and DBS (65-50) 

3. BROWARD COUNTY. John A. Grant, Jr., Consulting Engineer, made 
joint application on behalf of Ocean Ranch Villas, Pompano 
Surf Club, NOrthways Marine Villas and Beachcombers Villas, 

at Pompano Beach, Florida, for State of Florida permits for 
the seaward extension of 9 existing concrete H-pile, concrete 
and timber panel groins in accordance with plans and specifi- 
cations submitted with application. All requirements of the 
Division of Beaches and Shores were met, $100 fee received 
from each applicant and no objections were received. Issuance 
of after-the-fact permits was approved. DBS (65-53,57,58 and 59) 

4. PASCO COUNTY. Charles Brandt Goldsmith made application on 
behalf of Flor-A-Mar Development Corporation at New Port 
Richey, Florida, for State of Florida permit to construct 2 
rock rubble groins into the Gulf of Mexico at each end of a 
newly created beach adjacent to their property. All require- 
ments of the Division of Beaches and Shores were met, including 
$100 fee and surety bond for $3000.00. There were no adjacent 
property owners within 1000 feet of proposed construction. 
On-the-site inspection was made. Issuance of permit was 
approved. SAJSP (64-714) DBS (64-34) 

5. PINELLAS COUNTY. James B. Work, Director of Pinellas County 
Park Department, made application on behalf of the Board of 
County Commissioners for construction of a concrete revetment 
wall and a rubble rock and concrete sheet pile groin at the 
southern tip of Mullet Key in Fort DeSoto Park in accordance 
with plans and specifications included in application. All 
requirements of the Division of Beaches and Shores were met 
and processing fee waived. Issuance of after-the-fact permit 
was approved. SAJSP (63-388) DBS (65-51) 

6. SARASOTA COUNTY. John A. Murphy, Consulting Engineer, made 
application on behalf of the Diplomat Apartments, Longboat 
Key, Florida, for permit to construct 7 concrete H-pile 
concrete panel groins into the Gulf of Mexico adjacent to 
their property in accordance with plans and specifications 
submitted with application. All requirements of the Division 



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of Beaches and Shores were met, including fee of $100 and 
surety bond for $7000.00. DBS (65-60) 

As to the last application, objections were received by the 
Division of Beaches and Shores from four adjacent property 
owners who were concerned about possible adverse effects on 
their shoreline. Each objector was assured that the groins 
would be adjusted as necessary if they caused erosion to 
adjacent shores and each objector was notified of considera- 
tion on this date. The groins were similar to many existing 
groins in the immediate vicinity. On- the- site inspection was 
made and the Division of Beaches and Shores recommended 
issuance of after-the-fact permit. 

The Trustees considered the recommendation of the Division of 
Beaches and Shores and overruled the objections filed to the 
Diplomat Apartments application. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - In accordance with final decree in Circuit Court 
of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Leon County, Florida, Chancery 
No. 12543 dated January 4, 1965, the Trustees authorized (1) issuance 
of refund of $82.00 to Stanley T. Stoothoff, being the consideration 
paid for the parcel of sovereignty land conveyed to said grantee 
in Trustees' Deed No. 20165 dated September 18, 1952, and (2) re- 
issuance of deed conveying the same parcel of sovereignty land to 
H. A. Paul and wife for the same amount of consideration. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



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G0VHSN0R - CHAIRMAN 



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ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
March 30, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room in the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Broward Williams Treasurer 
Earl Faircloth Attorney General 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The minutes of the meeting of March 23, 1965, were approved as 
submitted. 



The following five (5) applications were presented from abutting 
upland owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their 
ownerships: 



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1. LEE COUNTY - FileNo. 1589-36-253.12. Henderson, Franklin, 
Starnes and Holt on behalf of the abutting upland owners. 
Jack Faul and wife, offered the price approved by the Staff 
Appraiser, $1,000.00 per acre, for a parcel of submerged land 
containing 0.10 acre in Section 25, Township 47 South, Range 
24 East, in Estero Bay landward of the established bulkhead 
line, in Lee County. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1605-44-253.12. Charley Toppino and 
Sons, Inc., offered $225.00 per acre, price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a tract of submerged land containing 27.67 
acres in Section 21, Township 67 South, Range 26 East, at 
Big Coppitt Key in Monroe County. 

3. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1614-50-253.12. Brockway, Weber 
and Brockway on behalf of Robert C. Vincent, the abutting 
upland owner, offered $1,350.00 per acre, price approved by 
Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land containing 
0.474 acre in Sections 3 and 4, Township 42 South, Range 43 
East, in Lake Worth landward of the established bulkhead line 
in Palm Beach County. 

4. PASCO COUNTY - File No. 1595-51-253.12. William C. Strode on 
behalf of Lillian H. Bosch, the abutting upland owner, offered 
the appraised value, $226.00 per acre, for a tract of submerged 
land containing 98.8 acres in the Gulf of Mexico in Sections 

14 and 23, Township 26 South, Range 15 East, landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Pasco County. 

5. VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1603-64-253.12. Andrew E. Zimmer 
and wife offered $1,000.00 per acre, the price approved by 
Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Halifax 
River in Section 21, Township 15 South, Range 33 East, contain- 
ing 0.17 acre landward of the established bulkhead line, 
Volusia County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the land in the 
five applications advertised for objections only. 



BREVARD COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Brevard 
County by resolution adopted December 5, 1963, established a 
closed bulkhead line around Grant Island in the Indian River in 
Sections 27 and 34, Township 29 South, Range 38 East, east of the 
Town of Grant in Brevard County. The island and adjacent submerged 
lands were recently released by the Florida Inland Navigation 
District from two spoil easements, LSA B-6A and MSA B-6 . All 
required information and exhibits were furnished, no objections 
were received and the Staff recommended approval of the bulkhead 
line which was close to the existing shore line. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees formally approved 
the bulkhead line established around Grant Island by Brevard County 
on December 5, 1963. 



BREVARD COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Brevard 
County by resolution adopted in meeting March 18, 1965, requested 
a Dedication of Clear Zone Easement covering a parcel of submerged 
land in Newfound Harbor in Section 1, Township 25 South, Range 36 
East, Brevard County, containing 6.4 acres lying southeasterly of 
the runway extension of the Central Brevard Airport. Staff 
recommended the dedication for the further development of the 
airport. 



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It was so ordered. 



CITRUS AND LEVY COUNTIES - The Canal Authority of the State of 
Florida made application for (1) deed from the Trustees conveying 
fee title to a portion of the submerged bottoms of the Withla- 
coochee River, and (2) perpetual easement over another portion 
of the said river bottoms. Both parcels were in the NE^ of 
Section 12, Township 17 South, Range 16 East in Citrus and Levy 
Counties and were needed as right of way for the Cross Florida 
Barge Canal. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of the deed and perpetual easement to the Canal Authority. 



MARTIN COUNTY - The Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 
requested concurrence by the Trustees and the Governor in an 
exchange of certain lots owned by the Park Board located in 
Highlands Terrace Subdivision in Martin County for certain other 
lots of equal value in the same subdivision owned by the Board 
of Public Instruction of Martin County. A deed was executed by 
both of said agencies to effectuate the land exchange. 

The Staff recommended approval and execution of the deed of 
exchange heretofore executed by both of the governmental agencies. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Fair cloth, seconded and adopted, 
the Trustees pursuant to Section 589.10 Florida Statutes, concurred 
in the land exchange and approved execution of the deed. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1055-50-253.124. Staff recommended 
approval of fill permit issued by the Town of Palm Beach by 
letter dated March 22, 1965, under provisions of Section 253.124 
Florida Statutes, to The Darby Corporation to fill 3.55 acres of 
submerged land in Lake Worth in Section 26, Township 44 South, 
Range 43 East, Palm Beach County, previously conveyed by the 
Trustees. The original fill permit to said firm which was approved 
by the Trustees in meeting January 22, 1963, had expired and the 
work was not completed. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees formally 
approved the fill permit to The Darby Corporation issued by the 
Town of Palm Beach on March 22, 1965. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1594-58-253.124. Staff recommended 
approval of the fill permit issued by the Sarasota County Water 
and Navigation Control Authority on December 31, 1964, under 
provisions of Section 253.124 Florida Statutes, to The Hopkins 
Corporation to fill a parcel containing 4.7 acres of submerged 
land in Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 18 East, in Little 
Sarasota Bay, previously conveyed by the Trustees. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Faircloth, adopted without objec- 
tion, the Trustees formally approved the fill permit to The 
Hopkins Corporation issued by Sarasota County on December 31, 
1964. 



POLK COUNTY - H. L. Palmer of Lakeland, Florida, applied for 
permit to dredge approximately 200 cubic yards of fill material 
from the bottoms of Lake Parker riparian to his property in Lot 
5, Block 3, Lakewood Park Subdivision, Polk County, to improve 



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his waterfront lot. The Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission made 
investigation of the proposed work and offered no objection. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
permit for $25.00 minimum charge, subject to compliance by the 
applicant with permit regulations and recommendations of the Game 
and Fresh Water Fish Cdmmission. 



POLK COUNTY - The Southwest Florida Water Management District made 
application for perpetual easements for canal rights of way over 
the bottoms of Lakes Fanny, Smart and Hamilton, all state-owned 
lakes in Polk County. The rights of way needed for water control 
purposes would be 100 feet in width extending between 300 to 950 
feet into the lakes from the original ordinary high water mark, 
all lying and being in Sections 10, 13, 14 and 15, Township 28 
South, Range 26 East, Polk County, and being lakeward extensions 
of the rights of way which had been secured by the District across 
abutting upland properties. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Faircloth, seconded and adopted, 
the Trustees approved issuance of perpetual easements requested 
by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. 



BROWARD COUNTY - Application was made by Helen S., Inc., of Pompano 
Beach, Florida, for commercial dock permit for construction of a 
temporary wooden dock in Hillsboro Bay at Lot 22, Hillsboro Shores 
Section "A", Pompano Beach, Broward County. All necessary exhibits 
were submitted, including $100.00 processing fee, and no objection 
was reported. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, adopted without objection, the 
Trustees authorized issuance of the commercial dock permit. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Application was made by A. J. Bush of Salerno, 
Florida, for after-the-fact commercial dock permit to cover the 
construction of fourteen finger piers in Manatee Pocket at Lots 5 
through 9, Block 3, Manatee Bay Subdivision, Plat Book 2, Page 
78, and the unnumbered block lying between Manatee Cove and 
Mulford Lane, Plat of Salerno, Plat Book 1, Page 75, Martin 
County. All necessary exhibits including $100.00 processing 
fee were submitted and no objections were reported. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of the 
commercial dock permit. 



COASTAL CONSTRUCTION PERMITS - In accordance with regulations of 
the Trustees and the Board of Conservation, the Trustees approved 
the following permit applications as presented and recommended by 
the Division of Beaches and Shores for coastal structures in 
Broward, Okaloosa and Palm Beach Counties: 

1. BROWARD COUNTY - Gee and Jenson, Consulting Engineers, made 
application on behalf of Coastal Arms, Inc., for permit to 
construct two adjustable-type groins into the Atlantic Ocean 
adjacent to their property. All requirements of the Division 
of Beaches and Shores were met including payment of $100.00 
processing fee, bond requirement was waived and no objection 
was received. After-the-fact permit was recommended. DBS (64-3) 

2. BROWARD COUNTY - John A. Grant, Jr., Consulting Engineer, 



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made application on behalf of The Palm Club for permit to construct 
one adjustable-type groin into the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the 
club property. All requirements of the Division of Beaches and 
Shores were met including payment of $100.00 fee, bond requirement 
was waived and no objection was received. After-the-fact permit 
was recommended. DBS (64-lB) 

BROWARD COUNTY - John A. Grant, Jr., Consulting Engineer, made 
application on behalf of the Palm Ocean Villas for permit to con- 
struct one adjustable-type groin into the Atlantic Ocean adjacent 
to its property. All requirements of the Division of Beaches and 
Shores were met including payment of $100.00 fee, bond requirement 
was waived and no objection was received. After-the-fact permit 
was recommended. DBS (64-1) 

OKALOOSA COUNTY - Colonel John A. Sirney, U. S. A. F., Eglin Air 
Force Base, made application for permit to dredge 600 cubic yards 
of sand from Poquito Bayou to deposit on eroded shore line of his 
property. All requirements of the Division of Beaches and Shores 
including payment of $100.00 processing fee were met, bond 
requirement was waived and no objection received. DBS (65-61) 

PALM BEACH COUNTY - G. R. Frost, County Engineer, made application 
on behalf of Palm Beach County, for permit to construct three 
adjustable groins into the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to county-owned 
public beaches. All requirements of the Division of Beaches and 
Shores including payment of $100.00 processing fee were met, bond 
requirement waived and no objection received. After-the-fact 
permit was recommended. DBS (65-52) 



PASCO COUNTY - File No. 212-51-253.12. On June 23, 1959, the Trustees 
authorized sale of several parcels of submerged land in Pasco County 
to the applicant, Howard A. Burkland, and the sale was consummated 
by execution of land purchase contracts numbered 22179, 22180, 22181 
and 22182. The sale was conditioned upon the purchaser consenting to 
entar into agreement with the Trustees whereby he would fill and 
develop and convey to the City of New Port Richey and the County of 
Pasco two described parcels of land contained within the area purchased 
from the Trustees. This agreement was entered into between the Trustees 
and the pur chases Howard A. Burkland. Subsequent to the purchase, by 
mesne assignments the contracts to purchase were owned by Floramar 
Development Corporation. The land purchase contracts were paid in 
full and the Trustees executed deed to Floramar Development Corpora- 
tion. 

In recent litigation the Hercules Powder Company instituted suit 
against Floramar Development Corporation and others to foreclose all 
interests in uplands as well as the submerged lands described in said 
land purchase contracts. The purchaser at the Special Masters Sale, 
Robert Crown et al, doing business as Empire Properties, an Illinois 
partnership, entered into the following stipulation between the Trustees, 
the City of New Port Richey, the County of Pasco and the Board of 
Public Instruction of Pasco County: that the rights of the parties 
to that certain agreement entered into July 23, 1959, between the 
Trustees and Howard A. Burkland, his heirs and assigns, recorded in 
Official Record Book 123, Page 13 5, of Pasco County, had not and 
would not be altered, changed or in any way affected by the action 
for mortgage foreclosure. Also included in the stipulation was the 
acknowledgment that the provisions of said agreement had not been 
carried out or complied with by Howard A. Burkland, his heirs and 
assigns. The stipulation was approved by an Order of the Court 
and made a part of the Order of the Court entered in January of 1965 



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at the time said Court entered an Order confirming the mortgage 
foreclosure sale and the Deficiency Decree. 

In recognition of official resolutions from the City of New Port 
Richey, County of Pasco and Board of Public Instruction of Pasco 
County requesting the Trustees to join and cooperate with all 
three of said governmental agencies in appropriate litigation to 
secure a Declaratory Decree from a Court of competent jurisdiction 
to determine what rights they had under the provisions of the said 
agreement of July 23, 1959, the Trustees' Staff recommended that 
the Trustees join with the local agencies in whatever litigation 
was deemed by the Attorney General to be most appropriate to 
accomplish these objectives. 

Governor Burns said that the local bodies stood behind the 
protection of the Trustees' requirement (which was set out in 
the recorded agreement) as a condition of the sale, and he thought 
the Trustees were obligated to compel the performance of provi- 
sions in that agreement. He said that in the future the Board 
should consider the requirement of reverter provisions or bonds 
which could be called in event of failure to perform conditions 
in sales. 

Attorney General Faircloth made a motion that the recommendation 
of the Staff be approved, which the Governor supported. Mr. 
Faircloth said that the local agencies wanted the owners to live 
up to the commitment in the recorded agreement that the described 
submerged areas be filled and conveyed to the city and county for 
public beach and recreation, or to have the Court declare what 
their rights were. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
directed that the Attorney General on behalf of the Trustees join 
with the three local governmental agencies in appropriate liti- 
gation. 



CAPITOL CENTER - Mr. Terry Lee of the Construction Division, 
Board of Commissioners of State institutions, presented an offer 
from Edward J. Hill, local attorney, representing Vina and Willie 
Williams, from whom the Trustees recently purchased Capitol Center 
property in Lot 19 of Chaires Addition, Plat Book 2, Page 47, 
Public Records of Leon County. $100.00 was offered for a small 
frame house on the property to be moved to another site for 
residential use. 

Governor Burns said that the purchase by the Trustees was part of 
a project which eliminated old buildings in the area adjacent to 
the Capitol Center and in the best interest of the community as 
well as the State he thought the house should be demolished since 
it was of such small value. He thought that the proposal, in 
effect, would transfer the slum to another place where it would 
not be an asset to property values. 

Governor Burns made a motion as a precedent to be followed in 
other similar cases, seconded by Treasurer Williams and adopted 
without objection, that the offer to purchase to declined and 
the house be demolished under direction of the Construction 
Division. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

PALM BEACH COUNTY - The Trustees were requested to waive the usual 
regulations as to the size limitation for release of the oil and 



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mineral rights reserved in Palm Beach County Murphy Act Deed No. 
3117 dated June 20, 1946, as to a 10-acre parcel of land acquired 
by the Board of Public Instruction of Palm Beach County for use 
as a site for an elementary school and playground, described as 
the NE% of SE^s of SW%, less the North 25 feet, the South 25 Feet 
and the East 25 feet thereof, Section 17, Township 46 South, Range 
43 East, Palm Beach County. The School Board purchased the land 
with the understanding that the grantors would pay for the release 
of the oil and mineral rights. 

The Director said that under the statutory provisions the whole 
10-acre parcel might not be construed as a building site, but the 
Staff felt that for a consideration of $100.00 the State would be 
compensated for the oil and mineral interests. 

Without objection the Trustees waived the usual regulations as 
to size limitation and approved release of the oil and mineral 
reservations affecting the parcel of land to the Board of Public 
Instruction of Palm Beach County upon payment of $100.00 by 
the grantors. 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - Refund. Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, adopted 
without objection, the Trustees authorized issuance of refund in 
the amount of $10.00 to Guaranty Title Company, applicant for 
release of state road right of way reservation in Hillsborough 
County Deed No. 4630. The State Road Department did not recom- 
mend release of the reservation. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 

gove^6r - 



CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST: 



DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 
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Tallahassee, Florida 
April 7, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol, 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The minutes of the meeting of March 30, 1965, were approved as 
presented. 



The following five (5) applications were presented from abutting 
upland owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their 
ownerships : 



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1. CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File No. 1619-08-253.12. I. W. Whitesell, 
Jr., on behalf of Mini B. Pearson et al, offered $500.00 per 
acre, the value approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a 
parcel of submerged land in Lemon Bay in Section 6, Township 
51 South, Range 20 East, containing 0.26 acre landward of 
the established bulkhead line in Charlotte County. 

2. CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File No. 1620-08-253.12. I. W. Whitesell, 
Jr., on behalf of E. W. Pikulski, offered $1,040.00 per acre, 
the value approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of 
submerged land in the Myakka River in Section 28, Township 
40 South, Range 21 East, containing 0.16 acre landward of 
the established bulkhead line in Charlotte County. 

3. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1624-31-253.12. Charles L. 
Herring on behalf of Nancy J. McLarty offered $200.00 per 
acre, the value approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a 
parcel of submerged land containing 12.90 acres in the 
Indian River in Section 33, Township 30 South, Range 39 
East, landward of the established bulkhead line in Indian 
River County, in the Ambersand Beach area. 

4. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1618-44-253.12. The Development 
Corporation of the Florida Keys offered $300.00 per acre, 
the value approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of 
submerged land in the Straits of Florida in Section 19, 
Township 65 South, Range 34 East, containing 3.8 acres at 
Grassy Key in Monroe County. 

5. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1623-44-253.12. Joel W. Billings 
and wife offered $350.00 per acre, the value approved by 
the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the 
Bay of Florida in Section 32, Township 61 South, Range 39 
East, containing 0.389 acre at Key Largo in Monroe County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
the land in the five applications advertised for objections only. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. Presented for approval was a 
bulkhead line established by the Board of County Commissioners 
of Martin County by Resolution adopted December 8, 1964, amending 
a line previously set one foot off shore. The amended bulkhead 
line was located on the north side of the St. Lucie River north 
of Stuart, in Sections 33 and 34, Township 37 South, Range 41 
East, and was designed to provide better protection for the 
Anchorage Boat Basin. There were no known objections. The 
county furnished all required information and exhibits. 

The Staff felt that the nature of the project and the public 
benefits justified presentation of a small segment of bulkhead 
line . 

Without objections, the Trustees formally approved the amended 
bulkhead line established by the Board of County Commissioners of 
Martin County on December 8, 1964. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. Trustees' Staff and the State 
Department of Conservation recommended approval of a bulkhead 
line established on March 11, 1965, by the Pinellas County Water 
and Navigation Control Authority at the request of the City of 
Treasure Island. The bulkhead line was located a distance of 
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Treasure Island, in Boca Ciega Bay from John's Pass to Blind 
Pass in Pinellas County- Public hearings were conducted by 
both city and county. All required information and exhibits were 
furnished and no objections were received. The lines conformed 
generally to sea walls that were in place within the municipal 
limits of the town. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
bulkhead line established on March 11, 1965, by the Pinellas 
County Water and Navigation Control Authority. 



SHELL LEASES - The Trustees accepted as information the follow- 
ing report of remittances received by the State Department of 
Conservation from holders of shell leases for the month of March: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount 

1788 Benton and Company, Inc. $8,693.3 5 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction 7,154.38 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. 7,027.93 

1917 and Ft. Myers Shell & Dredging 

1684 (for January sales) 1,195.65 



MONROE COUNTY - William J. Pruitt on behalf of Lee F. Franklin 
requested five-year extension of Lease No. 1779 expiring on April 
7, 1965, covering 1.02 acres east of and adjacent to State Road 
No. 5 on Barnes Sound in Monroe County. Mr. Franklin had 
operated a fish camp and guide service at the location since 
1947. Lease rental was $240.00 per year with provision for 
cancellation by the Trustees after 120-day written notice. The 
Staff recommended the extension. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
extension of Lease No. 1779 for five years on the same terms and 
conditions . 



MANATEE COUNTY - Coral Shores Development Corporation, holder of 
Purchase Contract No. 23283(1219-41) covering 24.3 acres of sub- 
merged land in Sarasota Bay, Manatee County, was delinquent in 
making the fifth installment payment in the amount of $1,371.66 
which was due on January 10, 1965. Total purchase price was 
$15,904.89, of which $7,674.93 was paid. Deed was issued May 31, 
1963, covering 3.7 acres of the total area being purchased. 

The corporation through its attorney requested an additional three 
months beyond the 60-day grace period allowed. In the absence of 
firm assurance that the corporation would be in financial position 
to make the delinquent payment in three months, the Staff recommended 
acceleration of the remaining unpaid installments as provided by 
provision #6 of the contract. In the event payment was not received 
by May 10, 1965, cancellation of the contract was recommended. 

The Trustees accepted the recommendations of the Staff, and 
authorized cancellation of the purchase contract in the event 
the entire payment was not received by May 10, 1965. 



COASTAL STRUCTURES PERMIT - In accordance with regulations of the 
Trustees and the Board of Conservation, the Trustees approved the 
following permit application as recommended by the Division of 
Beaches and Shores for coastal construction work, and overruled 



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the objections filed with said Division: 

BROWARD COUNTY - John A. Grant, Jr., Consulting Engineer, 
made application on behalf of Hillsboro Inlet Improvement 
and Maintenance District for State of Florida permit to construct 
a rock rubble jetty on the north side of Hillsboro Inlet in 
Section 29, Township 48 South, Range 43 East, and to dredge 
a channel and place spoil immediately south of the south jetty 
in accordance with plans submitted with the application and in 
accordance with recommendations from the Coastal Engineering 
Laboratory of the University of Florida. 

Several objections were received from adjacent property owners 
concerned with possible adverse effects on the shore line 
south of the inlet. No objectors were present on this date. 
It was the opinion of the Division of Beaches and Shores, 
based on the Coastal Engineering Laboratory report, that the 
project would improve the inlet for small boat navigation 
without increasing wave action on the beach to the south. 

Permit fee and bond requirements were waived, and issuance of 
permit was approved by the Division of Beaches and Shores. 
DBS (64-46) 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Brockway, Weber & Brockway, Engineers, on 
behalf of Venture Real Estates, Inc., filed application for after- 
the-fact permit for removal of 2,000 cubic yards of fill material 
from the Atlantic Ocean. Applicant's shore line was eroding seriously 
and he had pulled up sand for protection of his beach without enlarg- 
ing his upland ownership. His work was investigated and approved by 
the Division of Beaches and Shores of the Florida Beard of Conservation. 
Application for permit was made and $100.00 payment tendered for the 
material used. 

Without objection, the Trustees authorized issuance of after-the- 
fact permit for removal of the material for beach improvement, for 
$100.00 charge. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - William H. Murrelle applied for a dock permit 
for construction of a commercial dock, finger piers and dredging 
at his property on North Dixie Highway in the Town of Lantana in 
Palm Beach County. The marina facility conformed to the town's 
zoning classification. Representative of the Division of Beaches 
and Shores made investigation, and all exhibits and $100.00 proces- 
sing fee were submitted. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
commercial dock permit to Mr. Murrelle. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Arvida Corporation applied for dock permit for 
construction of a commercial dock and six finger piers on the 
southerly shore of Lake Boca Raton at 701 East Camino Real, Boca 
Raton, Florida. The City Planning and Zoning Commission had approved 
building permit for the construction. All necessary exhibits and 
$100.00 processing fee were submitted. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - In meeting March 16, 1965, the Trustees dedicated 
a tract of reclaimed lake bottom land in Lake Okeechobee to Palm 



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Beach County for public park and recreational purposes. The tract 
was located in Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 45 East and 
in Section 2^ Township 44 South, Range 35 East, however by error 
section number "3" was carried in the minutes and the instrument 
of dedication which was recorded. 

Without objection, the Trustees authorized correction of the 
minutes of March 16, 1965, and issuance of a corrective dedication 
instrument. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Upon motion adopted without objection, the 
Trustees authorized purchase of two four-drawer, legal sized file 
cabinets to match existing equipment in the Land Office Section of 
the Trustees ' Office, to be purchased from Capital Office Equipment 
Company at the cost of $127.00 less 15%, in accordance with 
regulations of the Purchasing Council. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



t^LJ^A^O 



GOVERNOR 



CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST 



DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
April 13, 1965 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The minutes of the meeting held on April 7, 1965, were approved 
as presented. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1601-16-253.12. On February 17, 1965, the 
Trustees approved conveyance to the Jacksonville Port Authority 
subject to advertisement for objections only, of a parcel of 
submerged land in the St. Johns River in Section 8, Township 2 
South, Range 27 East, containing 7.95 acres in Duval County. The 
Authority requested the parcel for public purposes only, as such 
purposes are described in Chapter 63-1447, Laws of Florida. 
Notice of sale was published in the Florida Times Union, proof 
of publication filed and no objection to the sale received. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
conveyance of the parcel for public purposes only with provision 



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in the instrument for reversion in the event of non-use, without 
charge except payment of the advertising costs. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1573-31-253.12. On February 17, 
1965, the Trustees considered application of the City of Sebastian, 
abutting upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in the Indian River in Section 6, Township 31 South, Range 39 East, 
containing 1.15 acres in the city landward of the established bulk- 
head line in Indian River County. The city offered $723.66 per 
acre, the value reported by the Staff Appraiser. Notice of sale 
was published in the Indian River News, Sebastian, Florida, proof 
of publication filed and no objection to the sale received. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees confirmed sale 
of the advertised parcel to the City of Sebastian. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1610-31-253.12. On March 2, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application of C. Paul Herfurth, abutting 
upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the 
Indian River in Section 33, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, 
containing 0.42 acre landward of the established bulkhead line 
in Indian River County. Notice of sale was published in the News- 
Journal, Vero Beach, Florida, proof of publication filed and no 
objection to the sale received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised parcel to Mr. Herfurth at the 
price offered, $200.00 per acre or $100.00 minimum in this instance, 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1377-43-253.12. On August 4, 1964, the 
Trustees considered application of Nick Spensieri, abutting upland 
owner, with offer of $1,616.00 for the parcel, reported by the 
Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in 
Jupiter Sound in Section 19, Township 40 South, Range 43 East, 
containing 1.01 acres, more or less, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Martin County. Notice of sale was published in 
the Stuart News, proof of publication filed and no objection to 
the sale received. 

Staff recommended the sale and approval of the fill permit granted 
by the Board of County Commissioners of Martin County on August 27, 
1963, for the proposed dredging and filling. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised land and formally approved the fill permit 
granted by Martin County to the applicant. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1592-44-253.12. On February 23, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application of Judge Eva W. Gibson, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $300.00 per acre, approved by the Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Bogie 
Channel in Section 25, Township 66 South, Range 29 East, containing 
1.27 acres at Big Pine Key in Monroe County. Notice of sale was 
published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed 
and no objection received. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees confirmed sale 
of the advertised parcel to the applicant at the appraised price. 



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PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1596-50-253.12. On February 17, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application of William J. Hoysgaard, et 
al, abutting upland owners, with offer of the appraised value of 
$1,573.40 per acre for purchase of a parcel of land in Fractional 
Section 16, Township 47 South, Range 43 East, containing 0.63 acre 
lying within the government meander lines of the Boca Ratones 
Lagoon in Palm Beach County. Notice of the sale was published in 
the Palm Beach Post, proof of publication filed and no objection 
received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to the applicant at the appraised price. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1599-50-253.12. On February 23, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application by Perry Como and wife, abutting 
upland owners, with offer of the appraised price, $1,550.00 per 
acre, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Northwest 
Fork of Loxahatchee River in Section 35, Township 40 South, Range 
42 East, containing 0.256 acre, more or less, in the Village of 
Tequesta, Palm Beach County, landward of the established bulkhead 
line. Notice of sale was published in the Palm Beach Post, proof 
of publication filed and no objection received. 

Without objection, the Trustees confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicants at the price offered. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - File No. 1590-52-253.12. Bacon and Hanley, 
attorneys representing David R. Mosher and wife, abutting upland 
owners, offered $500.00 per acre, the appraised price, for purchase 
of a parcel of submerged land in Boca Ciega Bay in Sections 29 
and 32, Township 30 South, Range 15 East, containing 2.26 acres" 
more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line in Pinellas 
County. 

Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority advertised 
the parcel and in regular meeting on February 16, 1965, under 
Application No. PDF217, the Authority approved the purchase appli- 
cation and fill permit under provisions of Section 253.124. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale 
of the advertised land at the appraised price, and granted formal 
approval of the fill permit. 



The following three applications were presented from abutting 
upland owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their 
ownerships: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1625-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer and 
Associates, on behalf of Frank H. Tipton, offered $1,500.00 
per acre, the price approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel 
of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 15, Township 
22 South, Range 35 East, containing 0.94 acre landward of 

the established bulkhead line in the City of Titusville in 
Brevard County. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1621-44-253.12. V. C. Reddy offered 
$350.00 per acre, price approved by the Staff Appraiser, for 
a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in Section 
32, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, containing 0.421 acre 
at Key Largo in Monroe County. 

3. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 16 22-44-253.12. Ignacz L. Smith 



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offered $350.00 per acre, price approved by the Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of 
Florida in Section 32, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, 
containing 0.467 acre at Key Largo in Monroe County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
the parcels in the three applications to be advertised for objec- 
tions only. 



DUVAL COUNTY - The City Council of Jacksonville, Florida, by 
Ordinance No. FF-224 passed on January 26, 1965, revised and extended 
the bulkhead lines along the northerly side of the St. Johns River 
westerly from J.H.L. 20 as shown on plat recorded in the Bulkhead 
Plat Book 1, Page 5 of the current Public Records of Duval County, 
Florida, to the northerly side of Ortega River, also established 
bulkhead lines along the northeasterly and southwesterly sides of 
Fishweir Creek between the St. Johns River and Herschel Street, 
and establisned bulkhead lines along the northerly side of Ortega 
River from the St. Johns River to Roosevelt Boulevard, within the 
municipal limits of the City of Jacksonville. A member of the 
Trustees' Staff and of the Board of Conservation Staff made inves- 
tigation and recommended the bulkhead lines, which were located 
close to the existing shore line. There were no known objections. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
bulkhead lines as revised, extended and established by the City 
of Jacksonville on January 26, 1965. 



COASTAL CONSTRUCTION PERMITS - In accordance with regulations of 
the Trustees and the Board of Conservation, the Trustees approved 
the following permit applications as presented and recommended by 
the Division of Beaches and Shores: 

1. BROWARD COUNTY - John A. Grant, Jr., Consulting Engineer, on 
behalf of the Golden Falcon Motel at Pompano Beach, applied 
for permit for an adjustable type groin in the Straits of 
Florida adjacent to applicant's property. Inspection was 
made and all requirements of the Division of Beaches and 
Shores were met, including payment of $100.00 processing fee. 
No objections were received, and bond requirement was waived. 
After-the-fact permit was approved. DBS-47 

2. BROWARD COUNTY - John A. Grant, Jr., Consulting Engineer, on 
behalf of the Sea Isle Motel at Pompano Beach, applied for 
permit for an adjustable type groin into the Straits of 
Florida adjacent to applicant's property. Inspection was 

made and all requirements of the Division of Beaches and Shores 
were met, including payment of $100.00 processing fee. No 
objections were received and bond requirement was waived. 
After-the-fact permit was approved. DBS-48 



DUVAL COUNTY - Motion was made by Mr. Green and duly adopted, that 
the Trustees approve dedication to the State Road Department for 
public highway purposes of a parcel of submerged land containing 
4.017 acres, more or less, in San Carlos Creek in Sections 13 and 
24, Township 1 South, Range 27 East, Duval County, required for 
the reconstruction and maintenance of a portion of State Road No. 
105, Hecksher Drive. 



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GLADES COUNTY - The Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District requested (1) perpetual easement over two parcels of 
reclaimed lake bottom land in Lake Flirt in Section 25, Township 
42 South, Range 29 East, and (2) temporary spoil easement to run 
to September 1, 1967, over two similar parcels of reclaimed lake 
bottom lands. The parcels, containing a total of 3.24 acres, were 
required for construction of Caloosahatchee River Canal C-43 in 
Glades County. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, that the 
Trustees authorize issuance of perpetual easement and temporary 
spoil easement requested by Central and Southern Florida Flood 
Control District. 



HIGHLANDS AND OKEECHOBE E COUNTIE S - The Central and Southern 
Florida Flood Control District requested perpetual easement over 
a parcel of submerged river bottom land of the Kissimmee River 
in Section 23, Township 34 South, Range 31 East, containing 1.0 
acre, more or less, necessary for the construction of a tie-back 
levee at Structure S-65-B in Highlands and Okeechobee Counties. 

Without objection, the Trustees approved issuance of perpetual 
easement requested by Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 

District. 



MARTIN COUNTY - The Martin County Historical Society, holder of 
Salvage Lease No. 1687 as modified, has entered into an employment 
agreement with Expeditions Unlimited, Inc., to undertake an actual 
salvage operation. The agreement was approved as to form and 
legality by the office of the Attorney General and the Staff recom- 
mended approval by the Board. Mr. Parker explained that certain 
rights under the employment agreement should be approved by the 
Trustees as lessor in the agreement with the Historical Society. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees accepted the 
recommendation and approved the employment agreement between the 
Martin County Historical Society and Expeditions Unlimited, Inc. 



OFFSHORE SALVAGE - Governor Burns said that Lieutenant G. B. 
Stafford of the Florida Highway Patrol, who is now located in 
Jacksonville, Florida, and is an accomplished skin diver, has 
indicated an interest in utilizing his talents in this field in 
any manner that would prove helpful in investigation and enforce- 
ment activities in connection with underwater search and salvage 
operations being conducted by lessees named in agreements with 
the Trustees. 

Upon motion made by the Governor, which was unanimously adopted, 
the Director of the Trustees was authorized to call upon Lieutenant 
Stafford, through Colonel Neil Kirkman, Director of the Public 
Safety Department, or other appropriate channel, for such duties 
as might be deemed helpful in the discharge of the responsibilities 
of the Trustees with respect to search and salvage operations in 
the offshore waters of Florida. 



MON ROE COUNTY - The City of Key West made application for a permit 
to construct artificial reefs at three sites between Calda Channel 
and Smith Shoal, to be located as follows: 



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Site #1: 24°35'58" North Latitude, 81°48'44" West Longitude 
Site #2: 24°41'56" North Latitude, 81°53'25" West Longitude 
Site #3: 24°i9'25" North Latitude, 81°51'5" West Longitude. 

The Board of Conservation approved location of the reefs and made 
recommendations concerning the materials to be used and the method 
of construction. All necessary exhibits were submitted and $50.00 
processing fee received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
the application subject to provision that the recommendations of 
the Board of Conservation be made a part of the permit. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Without objection, the Trustees approved appli- 
cation for a commercial dock permit submitted by Pinellas County 
Water and Navigation Control Authority on behalf of Indian Springs 
Marina, Inc., for construction of a wharf in the Narrows at Old 
Indian Rocks, for which all necessary exhibits and $100.00 
processing fee were received. 



TRUSTEES' FUNDS - On February 18, 1964, the Trustees approved 
request of the St. Augustine Historical Restoration and Preserva- 
tion Commission for loan of $200,000.00 to be repaid over a 
period of twenty-five years with interest at three per cent, for 
purchase and reconstruction of a large exhibition building for 
use during the National and Florida Quadricentennial Celebration. 
The County Commission of St. Johns County and the City Commission 
each pledged at least $3,000.00 annually to the Historical 
Commission which would take care of interest on the Trustees' 
loan. On March 3, 1964, the Trustees approved provisions of the 
loan agreement prepared by the office of the Attorney General. 

Releases made to the Historical Commission were as follows: 
$75,000 on March 31, 1964; $8,500 on April 8, 1964; $16,500 on 
April 9, 1964, $35,000 on July 22, 1964; and $10,000 on March 25, 
1965. Request was made on this date for release of $15,000, which 
would make the total amount of $160,000 released under the loan 
agreement. 

Governor Burns said communications had been received from several 
agencies regarding the Quadricentennial project, and he recom- 
mended that all funds go through one source, the St. Augustine 
Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved release of $15,000 
requested at this time from the balance remaining under the loan 
agreement. 



Without objection, the meeting was adjourned. 




GOVERNOR - CHAIRMAN 



GOVERNOR" 



ATTEST 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
April 20, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol, 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



FALM 3EACH COUNTY - File No. 1627-50-253.36. Johnson and McKay 
made application on behalf of Ernest C. Johnson, Jr., abutting 
upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of reclaimed lake bottom 
land in Lake Okeechobee in Secftion 23, Township 42 South, Range 
36 East, containing 0.16 acre in the City of Pahokee in Palm 
Beach County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
sale of the parcel to Mr. Johnson at $700.00 per acre, price 
approved by the Staff Appraiser, without advertisement in accor- 
dance with the policy of the Trustees for sale of permanently 
reclaimed lake bottoms to owners of adjacent uplands. 



The following two applications were presented from abutting upland 
owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their ownerships; 

1. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1634-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, Inc., on behalf of Ernest H. Guise, offered 
$250.00 per acre, price approved by the Staff Appraiser, 

for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Straits 
of Florida in Section 21, Township 60 South, Range 40 East, 
containing 5.47 acres at Key Largo, Monroe County. 

2. SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1632-58-253.12. Arthur H. Payson, 
represented by Blair, Dean and Williams, attorneys, offered 
$1,576.00 per acre, or $100.00 minimum in this instance, 

for two small parcels of submerged land totalling 0.02 acre, 
more or less, in Roberts Bay in Section 1, Township 39 South, 
Rang« 18 East, landward of the established bulkhead line in 
the City of Venice, Sarasota County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
the parcels in the two applications to be advertised for objections 
only. 



BREVARD COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County 
by resolution adopted April 8, 1965, requested dedication of a 
parcel of submerged land in the Banana River containing 12.8 acres 
in Section 18, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, for public park 
and recreational use. 

Motion was made by Mr. Conner, seconded and adopted, that the 
parcel be dedicated to Brevard County for public park and 
recreational purposes. 



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DADE COUNTY - File No. 1633-13-253.129. Without objection, the 
Trustees authorized issuance of disclaimer under provisions of 
Section 253.129 Florida Statutes, for $10.00 charge, covering a 
parcel of sovereignty land containing 1.265 acres in Biscayne Bay 
abutting uplands owned by M. M. Weiss in Section 39, Township 54 
South, Range 41 East, in the City of Miami, said parcel having 
been filled prior to June 11, 1957. 



DUVAL COUNTY - The City Commission of the City of Jacksonville, 
Florida, by resolution adopted April 8, 1965, applied for dedica- 
tion of a parcel of submerged land containing 0.962 acre in the 
St. Johns River abutting Stockton Park in Township 3 South, Range 
26 East, Duval County, for public park and recreational purposes. 
Also request was made for approval of filling the parcel for which 
issuance of U. S. Corps of Engineers permit was pending. SAJSP 
(65-101) 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
dedication of the parcel requested by the City of Jacksonville for 
public park and recreational purposes, and approved the filling. 



MONROE COUNTY - The Federal Aviation Agency on behalf of the 
United States of America applied for Dedication of Clear Zone 
Easement covering an area of submerged land in the Bay of Florida 
in Township 67 South, Range 25 East, within 1000-foot radius of 
the 0.15 acre parcel of similar land at Fleming Key dedicated to 
the United States for VORTAC air navigational facility as 
authorized by the Trustees on February 2, 1965. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams duly adopted, the Trustees granted 
approval of the application of the Federal Aviation Agency on behalf 
of the United States for dedication of the parcel in Monroe County 
for Clear Zone Easement. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The State Road Department applied for temporary 
easement until April 12, 1969, for dredging a parcel of submerged 
land in Long Bayou in Section 2, Township 31 South, Range 15 East, 
in Pinellas County, designated as Parcel No. 114.1, necessary for 
the construction of causeway and bridge on State Road No. 595. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, and adopted without objection, that 
the temporary easement be granted to the State Road Department. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - The West Coast Inland Navigation District 
requested formal permission of the Trustees to deposit approxi- 
mately 80,000 cubic yards of spoil material on the beach of the 
Gulf of Mexico immediately south of the Venice Inlet as a beach 
nourishment project, incident to the construction of the Venice 
Section of the Intracoastal Waterway in Sarasota County. The 
Division of Beacnes and Shores of the State Board of Conservation 
approved placement of spoil on the beaches. 

Without objection, the Trustees granted permission to the West 
Coast Inland Navigation District for the deposit of spoil material 
subject to written consent of Jack C. Lenhart, riparian owner 
abutting the spoil area. 



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ESCAMBIA COUNTY - On December 15, 1964, the Trustees considered 
an application by F. H. Roche, of Pisces Yachting, Inc., for 
permit for a commercial dock extending 425 feet into Big Lagoon 
from the middle one-third of his 100-foot wide lot in Section 24, 
Township 3 South, Range 31 West, Escambia County. The Trustees 
denied the application after hearing objections of Messrs. Gordon 
Howell and Dan Stitt, adjacent owners. 

Subsequently, Mr. Roche purchased the property of Mr. Howell and 
made revised application for a commercial dock from the approxi- 
mate middle one-third of his upland frontage, now 200 feet wide, 
extending 425 feet into Big Lagoon with ten mooring pilings on 
each side and a limited amount of dredging to provide navigable 
water on both sides of the proposed dock. After a field investi- 
gation, it was the opinion of the Staff that the applicant's 
upland frontage was sufficient for operation of a commercial 
dock without infringing on the neighbor's riparian rights, that 
since zoning was unrestricted the dock plan including request for 
dredging approximately 30 feet on each side of the dock to minus 
four feet mean low water with no dredging within 100 feet of 
shore appeared reasonable and did not indicate undue danger to 
neighbors. Staff was unable to resolve objections of an adjacent 
owner . 

The owner to the west, Niles G. Jones, offered no protest. 

Mr. Stitt, adjacent owner on the east, continued to object to the 
permit. Specifically he objected to dredging and installation of 
mooring pilings on the east side of the dock. He said that the 
area was predominantly residential, that commercial use infringed 
on other owners' rights, that operation of a sailing school would 
make the waters riparian to his property unsafe for swimming and 
that the applicant disregarded the Trustees' denial of a permit 
in December by continuing to use his present dock commercially, 
added moorings and advertised his sailing school venture. 

Mrs. Gladys McKay, representing Lagoon Vista Improvement Associa- 
tion and presenting a petition with forty-two signatures, also 
objected to issuance of a commercial permit as an encroachment 
on the privacy and riparian rights of residents in Lagoon Vista 
Subdivision. 

Governor Burns questioned the objectors and pointed out that 
riparian rights did not quarantee an upland owner exclusive rights 
in the open water, that except for local ordinances to the contrary 
there were boating rights as well as swimming. The Governor said 
that the jurisdiction of the Trustees applied to granting appli- 
cations of owners who complied with the law, and the question of 
use of the water went with the zoning of the upland and was a 
matter to be determined by the county zoning authority or the 
Circuit Court. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, seconded by Mr. Faircloth and adopted, 
the Trustees deferred action for sixty days to allow the interested 
parties to apply to the County Commission for a review of the 
present zoning status. The Governor said that in the absence of 
zoning changes to prohibit unrestricted installations on the upland 
property in the general area, action by the Trustees as recommended 
by the Staff could be anticipated. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Equipment. Upon motion adopted without objection, 
the Trustees authorized the expenditure of up to $650.00 for purchase 
of diving equipment to be used by Philip J. Thibedeau, Jr., recently 
employed by the Trustees as a field investigator in the marine 
salvage program. 



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TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Authority was requested to retain the services 
of Henry Christensen of Hoboken, New Jersey, rare coin expert, 
for two or three days at $100.00 per day plus expenses, for the 
purpose of classifying a group of Spanish gold coins prior to 
division between the State of Florida and the salvors. Dr. Charles 
Fairbanks, Chairman of the Marine Salvage Advisory Committee, 
recommended Mr. Christensen as qualified to do the work. 

Without objection, the Trustees approved the employment of the 
coin expert as requested. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

ALACHUA COUNTY - Mrs. Julia P. Floyd offered $800.00 for conveyance 
of a parcel of land in Alachua County which was certified to the 
State of Florida under tax sale certificate No. 135 of 1918 (for 
1917 taxes) and No. 136 of 1918 (for 1916 taxes). The land was 
described as the NW^j of SE^j of Section 6, Township 8 South, Range 
17 East, containing 40 acres, more or less. Staff recommended 
conveyance under provisions of Chapter 28317, Acts of 1953, the 
so-called Hardship Act. 

Upon motion by Comptroller Green, duly adopted, the Trustees 
approved conveyance to Mrs. Floyd under Chapter 28317 for the 
price offered. 



CITRUS COUNTY - Mrs. Cora L. Kabrich, widow and former owner, 
offered $550.00 for conveyance of two parcels of land containing 
110 acres, more or less, certified to the State of Florida under 
tax sale certificates as follows: Balance Ctf. No. 622 of 1930, 
SE*j of SW^ less that part described in Deed Book 32, page 336, 
Section 3, Township 20 South, Range 20 East, Public Records of 
Citrus County; and Part Ctf. No. 636 of 1930, Eh of NW^ of 
Section 10, Township 20 South, Range 20 East, Citrus County. 
Staff recommended conveyance under provisions of Chapter 28317, 
Acts of 1953, the so-called Hardship Act. 

Upon motion by Comptroller Green, duly adopted, the Trustees 
approved conveyance to the applicant under provisions of Chapter 
28317 for the price offered. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



ATTEST: V Jjdztt£l£2 ^2*S^L 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



GOVERN0R - CHAIRMAN 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
April 27, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The Trustees approved minutes of the meeting of April 13, 1965, 
as presented. 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - File No. 1600-29-253.12. On March 11, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application from Elsberry Partnership, Inc., 
abutting upland owner, represented by John M. Allison, attorney, 
for purchase of a tract of submerged land in Tampa Bay in Sections 
9 and 10, Township 31 South, Range 19 East, lying westerly of and 
abutting the Fractional SE^j of said Section 9 and the W^ of the 
SW% of said Section 10, containing 231.5 acres, more or less. 
Applicant offered $200.00 per acre, the price approved by Trustees' 
Staff Appraiser. Notice of sale was published in the Tampa Tribune 
and proof of publication was filed in the office of the Trustees. 

Paul B. Dickman filed a letter objecting to the south line of the 
proposed purchase "until it is made perpendicular to the shore- 
line." Staff wrote to Mr. Dickman reminding him that he had 
previously agreed to the alignment of riparian rights and a 200- 
foot buffer strip was retained in State ownership when submerged 
land was conveyed to the objector. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the sale was deferred for one week at 
the request of the objector with the consent of the attorney for 
the applicant. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 654-44-253.12. On March 2, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application by Samuel D. Fire, abutting upland 
owner, for purchase of a tract of bay bottom land in the Straits 
of Florida in Section 19, Township 65 South, Range 34 East, con- 
taining 30.0 acres, more or less, at Grassy Key in Monroe County. 
Applicant offered $300.00 per acre, the price approved by Trustees' 
Appraiser . 

Notice was sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of 
publication filed and no objection received. Staff cut back the 
original application area to 27.0 acres because of an overlap on 
the area riparian to property west of applicant. Confirmation of 
sale of the 27.0 acres was recommended. 

Without objection, the Trustees approved sale of the reduced area 
containing 27.0 acres to Mr. Fire at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 655-44-253.12. On March 2, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application by Samuel D. Fire, abutting upland 
owner, with offer of $300.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, 



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for purchase of a tract of submerged land in the Straits of Florida 
containing 42.0 acres at Big Pine Key in Monroe County. Notice 
of sale was published in the Key West Citizen and proof of publi- 
cation was filed with the Trustees. 

Representatives of the Trustees' Staff and the Department of 
Conservation made field investigation and reported that the 
submerged acreage was a popular and productive bonefishing area 
harboring marine life. Recommendation was that the application 
be amended and Mr. Fire be given opportunity to purchase a smaller 
area of 16.42 acres, more or less. 

Staff recommended confirmation of sale of 16.42 acres, more or less, 
of submerged land in Section 1, Township 67 South, Range 29 East, 
and Section 6, Township 67 South, Range 30 East, Big Pine Key, 
being part of the original application area. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
reduced area to the applicant at $300.00 per acre. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1606-44-253.12. On March 11, 1965, the 
Trustees considered offer of $300.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, from A. C. Zimmerman, abutting upland owner, for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Pine Channel in Section 
34, Township 66 South, Range 29 East, containing 0.77 acres, more 
or less, at Big Pine Key in Monroe County. Notice of sale was 
published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed and 
no objection was received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to Mr. Zimmerman at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1608-44-253.12. On March 2, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application by Jeff D. Gautier and wife, 
abutting upland owners, for a parcel of submerged land in Largo 
Sound in Section 14, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, containing 
0.14 acre, more or less, at Key Largo, Monroe County. Notice of 
sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed and no objection was received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to the applicants at $300.00 per acre, or 
$100.00 minimum in this instance. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1609-44-253.12. On March 2, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application by Samuel Wisler, abutting upland 
owner, for a parcel of submerged land in Largo Sound in Section 
14, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, containing 0.16 acre, more 
or less, at Key Largo, Monroe County. Notice of sale was pub- 
lished in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed and no 
objection received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to Mr. Wisler at $300.00 per acre, or $100.00 
minimum in this instance. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1602-64-253.12. On March 2, 1965, the 
Trustees authorized advertisement for objections only pursuant to 
application by Major Robert E. Berry, abutting upland owner, for 
purchase of 0.09 acre parcel of submerged land in the Halifax 



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River in Section 21, Township 15 South, Range 33 East, within the 
established bulkhead line in Volusia County. Staff Appraiser 
approved a value of $1,000.00 per acre, or $100.00 minimum in 
this instance. Notice of sale was published in the News Journal, 
Daytona Beach, Florida, and proof of publication was filed in the 
Trustees' office. 

Seven riparian owners within 1000 feet of the parcel sought for 
purchase filed objections. The main protests were that the bulk- 
heading and filling of the subject parcel might adversely affect 
the view and natural beaches in the area, and that the proximity 
to the sewage disposal plant across the river would make any 
obstruction to the natural tidal flow undesirable because of 
collection of sludge and silt. 

According to investigation and information in the file, the shore- 
line of this portion of the Halifax River was irregular and subject 
to erosion and accretion due to wind and wave action of the river 
which was approximately 2,600 feet wide at that point, with water 
depths varying from zero to 2h feet for 200 to 300 feet out from 
shore. A conservative bulkhead line was established to allow 
riparian owners to straighten the shoreline, arrest erosion by 
construction of seawalls and to allow deepening of areas in order 
to aid navigation. The bulkhead line at the applicant's property 
was 73 to 81 feet offshore from the mean high water mark and the 
dredged material was to be placed landward of the seawalls. 

Representative Kermit Coble from Volusia County, representing a 
number of objectors in the Daytona Beach area, emphasized the 
natural beach in the area and said residents feared that silt 
might accumulate, possibly from the sewage plant, if the river 
was obstructed. Mr. Coble said he would ask the county to recon- 
sider the bulkhead line and would furnish further information to 
the Trustees on local conditions. 

Mr. Conner recommended that the County Commission be requested to 
review the bulkhead line in relation to possible sales, dredging 
and filling within such line. 

The consensus was that the matter be referred back to the local 
governmental body with suggestion that the location of the 
bulkhead line be reviewed. 



GLADES COUNTY - File No. 1636-22-253.36. George S. Brockway, the 
abutting upland owner, offered $3 55.00 per acre, price approved by 
the Trustees' Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of reclaimed lake 
bottom land in Lake Okeechobee in Section 3, Township 40 South, 
Range 33 East, containing 0.495 acre, more or less, in Glades 
County. Staff recommended sale without advertisement in accordance 
with the policy of the Trustees for conveyance of reclaimed lake 
bottoms to the adjacent owners. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved the 
sale to Mr. Brockway at the price offered. 



The following four applications were presented from abutting upland 
owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their ownerships: 

1. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1631-31-253.12. Lloyd and 
Associates, on behalf of Kip G. Kelso and wife, offered 
$500.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, for a 
parcel of submerged land in the Sebastian River in Section 



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25, Township 30 South, Range 38 East, containing 0.358 
acre landward of the established bulkhead line in Indian 
River County. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1635-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, on behalf of Dennis H. Mayo and wife, offered 
$300.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, for a 
parcel of submerged land in Largo Sound in Section 14, 
Township 61 South, Range 39 East, containing 0.83 acre 

at Key Largo in Monroe County. 

3. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1557-50-253.12. Hutcheon 
Engineers, Inc., on behalf of Paul L. Maddock, offered 
$5,558.40 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, for 
a parcel of submerged land in Lake Worth in Section 23, 
Township 44 South, Range 43 East, Town of Palm Beach, 
landward of the established bulkhead line. 

4. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1628-50-253.12. Adair, Brady 
and Fishe, for Cecil C. Pults, offered $1,934.50 per acre, 
price approved by the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a 
parcel of submerged land in Jupiter Sound in Section 30, 
Township 40 South, Range 43 East, Gomez Grant, containing 
0.526 acre within the established bulkhead line in Palm 
Beach County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
the parcels in the four applications above to be advertised for 
objections only. 



MANATEE COUNTY - File No. 274-41-253.12. Cooney and Palmer, on 
behalf of the Town of Longboat Key, made application for conveyance 
of 93.0 acres of submerged land in Sarasota Bay in Section 31, 
Township 35 South, Range 17 East, in Manatee County. 

By Deed No. 22025 dated November 26, 1958, the Trustees conveyed 
to the Town of Longboat Key for public purposes only the three 
mangrove flats containing 18.0 acres included within the perimeter 
description of the total area now applied for. The current appli- 
cation was for conveyance without cost of the entire tract of 
93.0 acres, for which a development plan was submitted. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
of the 93.0 acres for objections only. 



HENDRY COUNTY - State Drilling Lease. On March 11, 1965, upon 
application made by Sun Oil Company, the Trustees authorized adver- 
tisement for competitive sealed bids, pursuant to law, for a five 
year primary term oil and gas drilling lease covering the reserved 
one-half interest of the Trustees in the following described land: 

All of Sections 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 31 and W^ 
of Section 19, all in Township 46 South, Range 31 East, 
6,086.10 acres, more or less, and 

SE^{ and N^ of SW*j of Section 7, all of Sections 9, 17, 
19 and 21, and N*5 of Section 29, in Township 46 South, 
Range 32 East, 3,120.00 acres, more or less, 

Comprising a total of 4,603.05 net mineral acres. 

Legal notices published in the Tallahassee Democrat and the Hendry 
County News pursuant to law, called for sealed bids to be opened 



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on this date for lease requiring annual rental of $1.00 per net 
mineral acre, royalty of one-eighth in kind or in value for oil 
and gas produced, and at least one test well to be drilled 
within the first two and one-half years of the lease. Right 
was reserved to reject any and all bids. 

One sealed bid was received, from Sun Oil Company, a New Jersey 
corporation, offering $4,603.05 advance rental for the first year 
plus bonus bid in the amount of $10,63 3.06. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees accepted the bid from Sun 
Oil Company and authorized issuance of five-year primary term 
oil and gas drilling laase covering the reserved one-half interest 
of the Trustees in the underlying petroleum and petroleum products 
in the land described above. 



CITRUS COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. The Board of County Commissioners 
of Citrus County by Resolution dated March 5, 1963, adopted a 
bulkhead line at the mouth of the Homosassa River in Section 4, 
Township 20 South, Range 16 East, following generally the configu- 
ration of the shoreline except at the western end where it projected 
out to include a small mangrove island known as Dog Island. There 
were no known objections to the bulkhead line location. 

The Board of Conservation approved the bulkhead line and recom- 
mended that any dredging for fill material be confined to the area 
within the bulkhead line. Trustees' Staff member made on-the-site 
inspection and recommended approval of the bulkhead line. 

Motion was made and duly adopted that the bulkhead line established 
by the Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County on March 5, 
1963, be formally approved. 



GLADES COUNTY - File No. 1395-22-253.36. The State Road Department 
applied for dedication for public highway purposes covering three 
parcels of reclaimed lake bottom land in Lake Okeechobee in Section 
25, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, necessary for construction 
of a portion of State Road No. S-78B, Section 05501-2601. The 
parcels, containing 1.36 acres, were included in Trustees Purchase 
Contract No. 23608(1395-22) issued to Leland Pearce and wife, who 
executed a subordinating instrument agreeing to the dedication 
and agreeing to accept deed subject to the dedication. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
authorized dedication of the three parcels for public highway 
purposes as requested by the State Road Department. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Authority was requested to issue a deed to correct 
an erroneous call in Trustees Deed No. 23826-A(1310-05) -Corrective 
authorized on February 17, 1965, to correct a transposition of 
figures appearing in the original deed which conveyed 3.12 acres 
of submerged land to Lake Poinsett Corporation. The Staff, in 
cooperation with the surveyor originally employed by the applicant, 
completed a revised and mathematically correct description for the 
subject area. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved issuance of the 
second corrective deed, and waived the normal handling charge 
of $10.00. 



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BROWARD COUNTY - Coastal Structures Permit. In accordance with 
regulations of the Trustees and the Board of Conservation, the 
Trustees approved issuance of after-the-fact permit recommended 
by the Division of Beaches and Shores, described as follows: 

John A. Grant, Jr., Engineer, on behalf of the Cloisters 
Corporation, Pompano Beach, Florida, applied for permit 
to construct two adjustable-type groins into the Atlantic 
Ocean adjacent to applicant's property. All requirements 
of the Division of Beaches and Shores were met, including 
payment of $100.00 processing fee, and the bond requirement 
was waived. DBS (64-lA) 



DADE COUNTY - Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, to whom State Dock Permit 
No. CD-421 was issued on October 17, 1962, applied for an amended 
commercial dock permit for the addition of six finger piers and 
twelve mooring piles to the existing pier on the westerly shore of 
Biscayne Bay in Section 22, Township 54 South, Range 41 East, 
Miami, Florida. All required exhibits were received, including 
$100.00 processing fee and waivers of objection from adjoining 
owners . 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved the 
amended commercial dock permit. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Application was submitted from John Aragona 
Enterprises, Inc., for a commercial dock permit covering construc- 
tion of a bulkhead and pier on the easterly shore of Lake Wyman in 
Section 16, Township 47 South, Range 43 East, Boca Raton, Florida. 
All required exhibits were received, including $100.00 processing 
fee and waivers of objections from adjoining owners. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
issuance of commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Application was received from Spencer Boat Co. 
Inc., for a commercial dock permit for the construction of a boat 
house on an existing dock in Lake Worth in Section 9, Township 43 
South, Range 43 East, West Palm Beach, Florida. All required 
exhibits were received, including $100.00 processing fee and 
waivers of objection from adjoining owners. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved issuance of 
commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



ST. JOHNS COUNTY - The St. Augustine Airport Authority, abutting 
upland owner, by Resolution adopted April 27, 1965, requested 
perpetual easement for access canal construction purposes over 
unsurveyed marsh lands and submerged bottoms in Section 25 and 
over the submerged bottom lands in Section 24, both in Township 
6 South, Range 29 East, St. Johns County. Staff recommended 
easement 300 feet wide extending from the St. Augustine Airport 
in a northeasterly direction a distance of 2,450 feet to the open 
waters of North (Tolomato) River. 

Without objection, the Trustees authorized perpetual easement as 
requested. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Salvage. Staff requested authority to retain 
the services of Mrs. Kamer Aga-Oglu of the Museum of Anthropology, 



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University of Michigan, to evaluate porcelain historic artifacts 
recovered by the Real Eight Company under its salvage lease. Dr. 
Charles H. Fairbanks, Chairman of the Marine Salvage Advisory 
Committee, recommended Mrs. Aga-Oglu as well qualified to make 
the evaluation which would require about five days' working time. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized employment of 
the expert as recommended by Dr. Fairbanks at a fee of $75.00 plus 
travel and expenses for evaluation of the salvaged porcelains. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Printing. Pursuant to request for bids for 
the printing of 1,000 pamphlets entitled "Establishing Bulkhead 
Lines in Florida", six firms submitted bids to the Trustees' 
office. Staff recommended acceptance of the lowest bid, which 
was from Rose Printing Company, Inc. of Tallahassee, at §223.00. 

Without objection, the Trustees accepted the low bid for printing 
the pamphlets in accordance with the specifications. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

REFUNDS - Motion was made by Mr. Green, and adopted without 
objection, authorizing issuance of the following four refunds, 
being amounts received from applicants for quitclaim deeds 
releasing state road right of way reservations affecting lands 
conveyed in the following numbered deeds issued under Chapter 
18296, the Murphy Act. The State Road Department did not 
recommend release of the reservations in each case. 

Sumter County Deed No. 170 - $10.00 refund to W. B. Harrison 
Sumter County Deed No. 271 - $10.00 refund to C. John Coniglio 
Sumter County Deed No. 870 - $10.00 refund to Joe Hamilton 
Hillsborough County Deed No. 4118 (two parts) - $20.00 
refund to Real Estate Title Company 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



ATTEST: C^fe^^ ^< tf^/JL^ 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 




CHAIRMAN 



Tallahassee, Florida 
May 4, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 



Robert C. Parker Director 



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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - File No. 1600-29-253.12. Deferred last week 
was application from Elsberry Partnership, Inc., abutting upland 
owner, for purchase of a tract of submerged land in Tampa Bay in 
Sections 9 and 10, Township 31 South, Range 19 East, lying westerly 
of and abutting fractional SE^s of said Section 9 and the W% of SvAj 
of said Section 10, containing 231.5 acres, more or less, appraised 
at $200.00 per acre. Mr. Paul B. Dickman, who had objected to the 
alignment of the south line, withdrew his objection by letter 
dated April 28, 1965. 

The Trustees' Staff recommended confirmation of the sale subject 
to review and determination of the total acreage involved. The 
applicant had raised a question regarding a parcel included in the 
application which he considered as upland, and the office of the 
Attorney General would be consulted with respect to any legal 
question. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
the sale as recommended, subject to determination of the total 
acreage and approval of the Attorney General. 



The following five applications were presented from abutting upland 
owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their ownerships: 

1. DADE COUNTY - File No. 1452-13-253.12. Ransom School, Inc., 
by D. Pierre G. Cameron, Headmaster, offered $3,102.00, the 
value reported by the Trustees' Appraiser for a parcel of 
submerged land in Biscayne Bay in Section 21, Township 54 
South, Range 41 East, containing 1.03 acres landward of the 
established bulkhead line in the City of Miami, Dade County. 

2. MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 544-43-253.12. Dean Tooker on 
behalf of Charles H. Bradshaw, Trustee, offered $302.48 per 
acre, appraised value, for a parcel of submerged land in the 
Indian River in Section 17, Township 38 South, Range 42 East, 
containing 4.37 acres landward of the established bulkhead 
line in Martin County. 

3. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1630-50-253.12. K. C. Mock and 
Associates, on behalf of Thomas W. Finucane, offered the 
value approved by the Staff Appraiser, $1,350.00 per acre, 
for a parcel of submerged land in Lake Worth in Section 10, 
Township 45 South, Range 43 East, containing 3.1 acres land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line in the Town of Hypoluxo, 
Palm Beach County. 

4. VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1626-64-253.12. Gautier and 
Chisholm on behalf of Stanley Tizzard offered $372.00 per 
acre, the value reported by the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel 
of submerged land in the Indian River North in Section 2, 
Township 18 South, Range 34 East, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in the City of Edgewater, Volusia County. 

5. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1339-50-253.12. The Town of 
Lake Park requested conveyance of a parcel of submerged land 
in Lake Worth in Section 21, Township 42 South, Range 43 East, 
containing 2.748 acres within the established bulkhead line 

in the Town of Lake Park, Palm Beach County, for public 
recreation purposes only. The parcel was to be used as a 
portion of the public marina facility. 

In connection with the Town of Lake Park application, request 
was made for refund to Brockway, Weber and Brockway in the 



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amount of $50.00 submitted as application fee from the former 
upland owner, Max T. Schmidt. The upland property was subse- 
quently conveyed to the Town of Lake Park. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
the submerged land in the five applications above to be advertised 
for objections only. Also, the Board approved refund of the $50.00 
application fee to Brockway, Weber and Brockway. 



ESCAMBIA AND SANTA ROSA COUNTIES - Oil and Gas Drilling Lease. 
M. F. Kirby and Edward Merry, holders of Oil and Gas Lease No. 
2003 covering 48,771 acres of sovereignty land in Pensacola and 
Escambia Bays, requested an additional extension of ninety days in 
which to commence drilling the first well required by the lease 
terms. The Director explained that many such leases required the 
first well to be drilled in 2^ years whereas the subject lease 
called for nine months, and that the lessee had encountered diffi- 
culties in meeting the time commitment. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
granted an additional ninety days extension as requested. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - On February 2, 1965, the Trustees granted the 
request of the St. Lucie County Historical Commission to exhibit 
in the City Utility Building in Fort Pierce certain items of 
salvaged treasure during February, March and April. Authority to 
retain the exhibit for an additional two months was requested by 
the Society, endorsed by the City of Fort Pierce and the St. Lucie 
County Commission. Assurance was given of continuation of security 
which the Staff deemed satisfactory. 

Without objection, the Trustees granted the request. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Request was received from Director Ney C. Landrum 
of the Outdoor Recreational Planning Committee for approval by the 
Trustees, as land acquisition agency, of a dedication agreement 
dated April 9, 1965, executed by the Board of Commissioners of 
Florida Inland Navigation District granting a ninety-nine year 
lease to the Trustees for the use and benefit of the Outdoor 
Recreational Development Council of the State of Florida covering 
a parcel of land known as Long Island south of St. Lucie Inlet in 
Sections 20 and 29, Township 38 South, Range 42 East, Martin County. 
The land which was used for the deposit of dredged material in the 
improvement of the Intracoastal Waterway would be permitted to be 
used in the future for spoil disposal purposes and, in the public 
interest, for park and recreation under the supervision and direc- 
tion of the Outdoor Recreational Development Council and Outdoor 
Recreational Planning Committee. In meeting September 3, 1963, 
the Council endorsed the purpose for which this instrument was to 
be executed. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees accepted and 
authorized execution of the dedication agreement. 



COLLIER COUNTY - TheBoard of County Commissioners of Collier County 
referred to the Trustees for formal approval a bulkhead line fixed 
around the northern tip and close to the shore of an island in 
Rookery Bay in Government Lot 9, Sections 11 and 12, Township 51 
South, Range 25 East, Collier County. There were no objections at 
the local level. The Florida Board of Conservation reviewed and 
approved the line. All required exhibits were furnished by the 



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County and the Trustees' Staff recommended approval. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
bulkhead line established by Collier County by Resolution adopted 
March 2, 1965. 



MARTIN COUNTY - The Town of Jupiter Island by Ordinance No. 66 
dated January 7, 1963, adopted an amended bulkhead line in Hobe 
Sound westerly of Lots 86 through 95 inclusive, Blowing Rocks 
Subdivision in Section 19, Township 40 South, Range 43 East, 
Martin County. The bulkhead line one foot offshore was changed 
to provide usable lot depth on the west side of relocated State 
Road No. 707. No other changes in the bulkhead line in the area 
were anticipated. All required exhibits were furnished by the 
town and there were no known objections. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved the amended bulkhead line adopted by the Town of Jupiter 
Island. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Sarasota 
County, sitting as the Water and Navigation Control Authority, 
by Resolution dated January 4, 1965, amended the bulkhead line 
in front of upland owned by C. E. Pitts in Section 26, Township 
38 South, Range 18 East, along the east shore of Blackburn Bay 
in Sarasota County. The amended line encompassed one acre of 
submerged land and excluded an additional 5.75 acres owned by 
Mr. Pitts. The original bulkhead line one foot offshore was 
modified to allow the upland owner to improve his waterfront. 
The upland shoreline was irregular with a narrow, low, mangrove 
fringe. 

Seven objectors at the local hearing expressed objections which 
were not specific but were in "sympathy with the Anglers' Club." 
The Florida Board of Conservation reported that the proposed 
dredge and fill area was an intertidal mud flat without seagrasses 
and that no material damage to marine resources appeared probable 
as a result of approval of the Pitts application. 

Since the amended line was slightly more than 900 feet long and 
the Trustees desired bulkhead lines for complete areas rather 
than small segments, the Staff requested the county to make a 
determination as to whether the subject change was the only one 
needed in the area. The county could not give assurance that 
there would not be further independent or similar requests for 
fills or bulkhead line changes, but the Staff was able to deter- 
mine to its satisfaction that no further changes would be needed 
in the foreseeable future. The map showed the Pitts ownership 
was undeveloped waterfront. 

Staff recommended formal approval of the amended bulkhead line 
and the dredge and fill permit also approved by Sarasota County 
Water and Navigation Control Authority on January 4, 1965. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, that the 
bulkhead line and fill permit be formally approved. 



COLLIER COUNTY - W. R. Wilson made application on behalf of 
Beaumaris, Inc., for a commercial dock permit for proposed 
construction in Naples Bay at Lot 10 of Beaumaris Subdivision 
in Section 10, Township 50 South, Range 25 East, Collier County. 



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The applicant owned both adjacent lots, the upland was zoned 
light industrial and there were no known objections. The City 
of Naples had considered the application for a dock, designed to 
be six feet wide extending 120 feet into the Bay and terminating 
in a T-head six feet wide by eighty feet long, to be used by Naples 
Sailing Club. All required exhibits and $100.00 processing fee 
were received. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, that the 
applicant be granted a commercial dock permit for $100.00 
processing fee. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority submitted an application on behalf of Dominick J. Damato 
for permit for a commercial dock in Boca Ciega Bay at Lots 1 to 
7 and Public Place adjacent to Lot 1, John C. Aldridge Subdivision 
at Madeira Beach, Pinellas County. All required exhibits were 
submitted, including $100.00 processing fee. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
issuance of state commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



PUTNAM COUNTY - On March 23, 1965, the Trustees authorized the Staff 
to confer with W. O. Kerr, applicant for a private dock permit, and 
W. E. Simmons, objector, and their attorneys, and to make final 
decision on issuance of permit for a proposed dock in the St. Johns 
River at the Kerr property approximately one mile south of the 
U. S. Highway 17 bridge at Palatka, Putnam County. 

The Staff reported that a compromise was reached and a permit 
covering construction of a dock acceptable to both parties was 
issued to Mr. Kerr. 

The Trustees accepted the report with approval. 



ORANGE COUNTY - Staff recommended issuance without charge of a 
supplemental deed describing in its true position the parcel con- 
veyed by Deed No. 21314 dated August 22, 1956. On August 12, 1958, 
the Trustees executed Corrective Deed No. 21314A to correct an error 
of closure in the first deed description of the 1.71 acre parcel 
of reclaimed lake bottom land in Lake Conway in Section 13, Township 
23 South, Range 29 East, Orange County. In April of 1965 the local 
surveyor retained by the -upland owners in submitting the original 
application completed a resurvey of the entire upland area and 
relocated the point of reference used in both deeds, i.e. the SW 
Corner of Government Lot 4 of said Section 13 . The relocation 
changed the location of the parcel of reclaimed lake bottom land 
and the grantees (the same in both deeds) reconveyed the land to 
the Trustees and requested a new corrective deed. 

Without objection, the Trustees authorized issuance of a new 
supplemental deed without charge. 



TRUSTEES' FUNDS - Broward County. On November 7, 1962, the Trustees 
entered into an agreement with the City of Pompano Beach and Hills- 
boro Inlet Improvement and Maintenance District for the purpose of 
conducting a model study of the Hillsboro Inlet, the cost of which 
would not exceed $27,300.00 (see minutes October 16, 1962). The 
Trustees agreed to underwrite 50% of this cost and the two other 
agencies accepted responsibility for 25% each. The project, com- 



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pleted under direction of the Department of Coastal Engineering 
o; the University of Florida College of Engineering, resulted in 
over-expenditure of the allotted funds in the amount of $2,468.00. 

The Director suggested that the Department of Coastal Engineering 
be reimbursed on the basis of the original agreement, 50% by the 
Trustees and 25% each by the District and the City of Pompano 
Beach. However, he said that the city thought the cost should 
have been kept within the estimate and had not agreed to increase 
its contribution. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees deferred 
action pending acceptance by the city, which would benefit from 
the study, of its proportionate share of the additional cost. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - Capitol Center. Comptroller Green referred to 
the commitment made to the City of Tallahassee and Leon County 
to clear out the area east of the Capitol called Smoky Hollow. 
The Van Zant property, needed by the State Road Department in 
connection with its new building project, was offered for sale 
to the State for $37,800.00, which was considered by the committee 
and our appraiser to be a fair price. The lot was described as 
95 feet by 60 feet in the vicinity of Gaines and Suwannee Streets. 
Mr. Green said that the Internal Improvement Fund had been called 
on many times and often not reimbursed, that funds were very low, 
and he suggested that the Road Department purchase the property 
for its own use . 

Governor Burns recommended that the purchase be made with Trustees' 
funds and he would stand back of the Board's request to the Road 
Department for repayment of not less than the amount invested 
for the Van Zant property. 

Also, Mr. Green recommended purchase of a small strip described 
as Whitfield property fronting on Duval Street between St. Augus- 
tine and Madison Streets, being the North 1/3 of Lot 255, Sub. 
Old Plan City of Tallahassee, for the amount of $5,500.00. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
authorized purchase of the Van Zant property for $37,800.00, to 
be repaid in full by the State Road Department as soon as possible, 
and purchase of the Whitfield property for $5,500.00. 

Following the policy approved by the Trustees on March 30, the 
Trustees directed Mr. Terry Lee of the Construction Division to 
have the two frame houses on Gaines Street between Monroe and 
Adams Streets, formerly used by the Sheriffs' Bureau and now 
temporarily occupied by the Legislature, demolished as soon as 
possible after the Legislature. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Personnel. Authority was requested for the 
temporary employment of George Demmey commencing on or about 
May 10, 1965, for approximately three or four months (full time, 
weather permitting) at a recommended salary of $400.00 per month. 
Members of the Marine Salvage Advisory Committee pointed out the 
need and recommended this person as an assistant to the Trustees' 
marine archeologist in diving operations being conducted in 
connection with the salvage activities of salvors under authority 
of agreements with the Trustees. 

The Trustees authorized temporary employment of Mr. Demmey for 
the period of time and at the salary recommended. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




CHAIRMAN 



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ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 

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Tallahassee, Florida 
May 11, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the Office of the Governor, in the Capitol, 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 
Broward Williams Treasurer 
Earl Faircloth Attorney General 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The minutes of the meetings of April 20, April 27 and May 4, 
1965, were approved as submitted. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1598-05-253.12. On March 16, 1965, the 
Trustees considered the application of Boyd H. Pirtle, abutting 
upland owner, to purchase a parcel of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 26, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, containing 
2.80 acres, more or less, landward of the established bulkhead 
line in Brevard County. Notice of sale was published in the Star- 
Advocate, Titusville, Florida. Proof of publication was filed. 

Staff recommended confirmation of the sale at the appraised price, 
$1,120.00 per acre, subject to realignment of the parcel due to 
a completed study of equitable distribution of submerged bottoms 
to riparian owners, which might alter slightly the acreage of the 
parcel to be conveyed. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale subject to 
the realignment as recommended by the Staff. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1616-05-253.12. On March 23, 1965, the 
Trustees considered the application of Colonial Gardens Corporation, 
the abutting upland owner, for purchase of 5.2 acres, more or less, 
of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 15, Township 22 
South, Range 35 East, in the City of Titusville, Brevard County, 
landward of the established bulkhead line. Notice of sale was 
published in the Titusville Star-Advocate, proof of publication 
filed with the Trustees, and no objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, seconded and adopted, sale of the 
advertised parcel was confirmed at the appraised price, $1,500.00 
per acre. 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File No. 1607-08-253.12. On March 23, 1965, 

the Trustees authorized advertisement of a parcel of submerged land 

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in the Myakka River in Section 28, Township 40 South, Range 21 East, 
containing 0.66 acre, more or less, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Charlotte County, for which Richard A. Stickley 
and wife, abutting upland owners, offered the appraised price of 
$1,040.00 per acre. Notice of sale was published in the Char- 
lotte Herald, Punta Gorda, Florida, proof of publication filed 
with the Trustees. No objection to the sale was received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel in favor of the applicants at the appraised 
price. 



LEE COUNTY - File No. 1589-36-253.12. On March 30, 1965, the 
Trustees authorized advertisement of a parcel of submerged land 
in Estero Bay in Section 25, Township 47 South, Range 24 East, 
containing 0.10 acre, more or less, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Lee County, for which Jack Faul and wife, abutting 
upland owners, offered the price approved by the Staff Appraiser, 
$1,000.00 per acre. Notice of sale was published in the News- 
Press, Fort Myers, Florida, proof of publication filed and no 
protest received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, seconded and adopted, sale of the 
advertised parcel was confirmed in favor of the applicant at the 
appraised price. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1613-44-253.12. On March 23, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application of Arthur R. Etherton and wife, 
abutting upland owners, with offer of $300.00 per acre, price 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land in Sacarma Bay in Section 28, Township 66 South, Range 28 
East, containing 0.66 acre, more or less, at Cudjoe Key in Monroe 
County. Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, 
proof of publication filed with the Trustees, and no objections 
to the sale were received. 

Motion was made by Mr. Williams, and duly adopted, that the sale 
be confirmed in favor of the applicants at the price offered. 



DUVAL COUNTY - File No. 1617-16-253.12. On March 23, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application by Lonnie Wurn, attorney represent- 
ing The Leitman Company, abutting upland owners, for purchase of a 
parcel of submerged land in the St. Johns River in Section 29, 
Township 1 South, Range 27 East, containing 10.08 acres, more or 
less, landward of the established bulkhead line in Duval County. 
Notice of sale was published in the Florida Times Union, Jackson- 
ville, Florida, and proof of publication filed with the Trustees. 

Objections were received from George Ferber, Howard L. Field and 
George Fish. Applicant requested postponement of the hearing 
until about August 3, 1965, and the Staff recommended deferment. 
The application was ordered taken off the agenda for consideration 
at a later date. 



The following two applications were presented from abutting upland 
owners for purchase of submerged land riparian to their property: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1642-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer and 
Associates, on behalf of M. T. Broyhill Enterprises, et al, 
offered $1,500.00 per acre, the price approved by Staff 



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Appraiser, for 5.70 acres of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 10, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, in 
the City of Titusville landward of the established bulkhead 
line, Brevard County. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1643-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, on behalf of Willard W. Sands, et al, offered 
$300.00 per acre, the price approved by Staff Appraiser, for 
a parcel of submerged land in the Straits of Florida in Section 
28, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, containing 4.83 acres 
at Key Largo, Monroe County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the submerged 
land in the two applications to be advertised for objections only. 



SHELL LEASES - The Trustees accepted as information the following 
report of remittances received by the State Department of Conserva- 
tion from holders of shell leases for the month of April, 1965: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount 

1788 Benton and Company, Inc. $11,611.92 

1703 Bay Dredging & Constr. Co. 7,062.07 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. 7,316.32 

1917 Fort Myers Shell & Dredging Co. 587.63 
1917 Fort Myers Shell & Dredging Co. 

(for February sales) 346.73 



DADE AND BROWARD COUNTIES - Phillips Petroleum Company, holder of 
Non-Exclusive Geophysical Survey Permit No. 2074-2074-S covering 
lands of the Trustees and the Board of Education in Dade and 
Broward Counties, requested 18-month extension beginning May 9, 
1965, as provided for in permit for geophysical exploration approved 
by the Trustees on November 3, 1964. Phillips had furnished to the 
State Geologist two copies of plat showing shot points relative to 
their seismic line run in Dade County. Performance bond in the 
amount of $30,000.00 was furnished as required by the permit. 

The Board of Education on this date approved 18-month extension 
of the permit as to lands title to which was in that Board. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted extension of the 
permit subject to all terms and conditions in the subject permit. 



DADE COUNTY - The City of North Miami by Resolution No. 1095 dated 
April 13, 1965, requested conveyance of fee title to three spoil 
islands in Biscayne Bay in Sections 27 and 33, Township 52 South, 
Range 42 East, lying within said city, in Dade County, for public 
park and recreation. As the three islands were within a maintenance 
spoil area granted by the Trustees to the United States, the City 
agreed to accept a dedication subject to the perpetual spoil ease- 
ment as recommended by the Trustees' Staff. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized 
dedication of the three spoil islands to the City of North Miami 
for public park and recreational use, with provision in the instru- 
ment for reversion in the event of non-use or conversion to other 
uses . 



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DADE COUNTY - The Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District requested (1) perpetual right of way easement over a 
parcel of submerged land in Biscayne Bay in Sections 33 and 34, 
Township 56 South, Range 40 East, and (2) a permanent spoil easement 
over an area abutting the right of way easement, and (3) two tempo- 
rary spoil area easements to expire June 30, 1966, over certain 
lands also abutting the right of way easement. The request was 
made in connection with the construction of the bayward extension 
of Canal 102 by the District, which had secured canal right of way 
from the upland owners and had shown written consent of said upland 
owners for deposit of the spoil material. The Staff recommended 
approval of the easements on Dade County land. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of all the easements listed above as requested by Central 
and Southern Florida Flood Control District. 



COLLIER COUNTY - The City of Everglades applied for state commer- 
cial dock permit for construction of municipal dock facilities 
consisting of seventeen boatslips on the easterly shore of the 
Barron River in the City of Everglades at applicant's property 
northwest of Shell Road in Collier County. Staff recommended 
approval without charge since the project was for public purposes. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
commercial dock permit to the City of Everglades without the usual 
processing fee. 



DUVAL COUNTY - On October 15, 1963, the Trustees considered appli- 
cation by Lamb's Yacht Center to construct piers and boatsheds as 
additions to an existing marina located west of Roosevelt Boulevard 
Bridge (U. S. 17) in the Ortega River just outside the City of 
Jacksonville in Duval County. Many objections were filed. Recom- 
mendation of the Staff and action by the Trustees was to deny the 
application. 

The same application was submitted with the following changes in 
circumstances. First, several individuals who objected to the 
original application withdrew their objections. Secondly, the 
Commanding Officer of the U. S. Naval Air Station at Jacksonville 
in 1963 requested delay until a high level bridge replaced the 
existing structure because of traffic delays caused by bridge 
openings to allow passage of boats. It was felt that the attraction 
of more large boats to this area by Lamb's expansion would aggravate 
the traffic problem, and the Navy's objection was given special 
consideration; however, by letter of March 4, 1965, the Navy withdrew 
its objection. Also, Duval County designated construction of high 
level bridge to eliminate the drawspan as one of fourteen priority 
projects suggested to the State Road Department for budget year 
1965-66. Some petitions and letters favored the expansion; a 
majority expressed opposition. One adjacent owner consented and 
the other, Walter B. Howard, Jr., objected. 

A marina had been operated at the existing facility for many years. 
The proposed expansion would include 98 to 112 new boatslips and 
sheds along piers 300 feet long. The dock would extend 525 feet 
into the Ortega River, a distance not objectionable to the Corps 
of Engineers from the standpoint of navigation. In August 1963 the 
upland was rezoned from Residential A to Business B, and upon later 
reconsideration the Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously 
not to rescind its previous rezoning action. A building permit was 
issued by the County Zoning Department for the structures described 
in the application. 



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Main points of objection were increased boat traffic which might 
magnify the already serious problem of traffic delay at the Ortega 
River bridges, pollution, property depreciation due to commercial 
encroachment, reduction of navigable water for small boats. Staff 
studies the objections and recognized that problems existed, but 
was of the opinion that Lamb's Yacht Center should not be denied 
the privilege of expansion because of the objections presented. 

F. W. McCormick, expressing objections of Messrs Wood, Boozer, 
Howard and others, said practically all the property owners in the 
zone which was essentially residential opposed Lamb's application 
which they thought would devaluate their residences, that many 
had not known of the first county zoning hearing and they were 
refused a second hearing on a technicality, that ample facilities 
already existed for larger craft and the river in this zone was 
ideal for owners of small boats who needed someone to protect their 
rights. Also, he said that increased refuse and noise from boats 
would be an aggravation to residents. Mr. McCormick suggested a 
delay for securing an expression of public sentiment. 

Governor Burns said that the Trustees do not make decisions on 
zoning questions but have legal authority over utilization of 
riparian rights, compliance with pier lines and bulkhead lines 
fixed by the Corps of Engineers and local governmental bodies as 
approved by the Trustees, alignment of riparian property and angle 
of docks as related to the bulkhead line to protect riparian rights 
of other owners. He pointed out that the application involved an 
area riparian to the applicant's property, that the Corps of Engineers 
had waived objection as to navigation and the proposed expansion was 
in compliance with zoning by the County Commission which was the 
proper board for public reaction hearings. 

On behalf of the applicant, John W. Henderson said that a general 
traffic survey which the Staff had studied showed that only ten 
percent of the traffic generated from homes in the immediate zone, 
that the applicant needed income from the proposed expansion to 
take care of commitments after the removal of the outer 53 feet of 
the present structure. He pointed out on a map other enlarged 
marinas and areas where the residential character was changing. 

Staff recommended that the application be granted subject to the 
following stipulations: 

1. That the outermost 53 feet of the existing structure be 
removed as requested by the U. S. Corps of Engineers; 

2. That 50-foot buffer zone be provided at the southwest 
part of applicant's property; 

3 . That a safe system be provided for boats to leave the 
marina without danger of collision with others in the channel. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Faircloth, duly adopted, the Trustees 
accepted the Staff recommendation and approved the application of 
Lamb's Yacht Center subject to the three stipulations above. 



LEE COUNTY - Christian and Missionary Alliance applied to purchase 
112,270 cubic yards of fill material to be taken from the Caloosa- 
hatchee River in front of applicant's upland property in Section 24, 
Township 45 South, Range 23 East, Lee County. All required exhibits 
and check in the amount of $2,722.70, payment at the standard yardage 
rate, were tendered. State Department of Conservation reviewed and 
approved the application. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale of the fill 
material to be used to improve upland property. 



LEE COUNTY - On October 20, 1964, the Trustees authorized easement 
to River Forest, Inc., across an oxbow of the Caloosahatchee River 
in Section 20, Township 43 South, Range 26 East, Lee County, for 
an access bridge to applicant's island development. Applicant 
requested modification of the easement to read "for the construc- 
tion of a bridge, culvert or causeway." Staff recommended the 
modification as approved by Central and Southern Florida Flood 
Control District. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, adopted without objection, the 
Trustees granted approval for modification of the easement. 



MANATEE COUNTY - File No. 272-41-253.124. Staff recommended formal 
approval of fill permit issued by the Town of Longboat Key under 
provisions of Section 253.124 Florida Statutes, to Arthur B. Sachs, 
Trustee, covering 16.41 acre parcel of submerged land in Sarasota 
Bay in Sections 23 and 24, Township 35 South, Range 16 East, 
Manatee County, conveyed by the Trustees December 16, 1959. The 
original fill permit approved by the Trustees in meeting March 22, 
1960, expired and the applicant desired to complete the development. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved the fill permit issued by the Town of Longboat Key. 



MANATEE COUNTY - On April 7, 1965, the Trustees directed cancella- 
tion of Purchase Contract No. 23283(1219-41) held by Coral Shores 
Development Corporation in the event the remaining unpaid install- 
ments No. 5 through No. 10 were not received by May 10, 1965. 
This action was taken due to the failure of the corporation to 
remit the fifth installment in the amount of $1,371.66 on January 
10, 1965, or within the sixty-day grace period. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees declared cancellation of 
the contract held by Coral Shores Development Corporation for 
purchase of certain lands in Manatee County. 



MARTIN AND OKEECHOBEE COUNTIES ■» Upon motion duly adopted, the 
Trustees granted to Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District perpetual right of way easement over the sovereignty 
bottoms of Lake Okeechobee in Township 38 South, Ranges 36 and 37 
East, and in Townships 39 and 40 South, Range 37 East, for the 
construction of Levee L-47 in Martin and Okeechobee Counties. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted 
request of the Florida Inland Navigation District on behalf of the 
United States of America for perpetual right of way easement over 
a small parcel of submerged land in the Jupiter River in Section 
31, Township 40 South, Range 43 East, Palm Beach County, necessary 
for widening an abrupt turn in the Intracoastal Waterway channel. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Pinellas 
County by Resolution adopted April 20, 1965, requested dedication 
of a parcel of submerged land in Clearwater Harbor in Section 32, 
Township 29 South, Range 15 East, for construction of a public 
boat launching ramp. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved dedication of 
the parcel of land to Pinellas County for use as a public boat 
launching ramp, subject to reversion in event of non-use. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 







NOR - CHAIRMAN 



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ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
May 17, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting on May 11, 
1965, were approved as submitted. 



The following two applications were presented from abutting upland 
owners for purchase of submerged land riparian to their property: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1648-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer & 
Associates on behalf of Roy F. Roberts, the abutting upland 
owner, offered $1,500.00 per acre, price approved by the 
Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 22, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, con- 
taining 4.2 acres in the City of Titusville landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

2. VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1647-64-253.12. J. U. Gillespie, 

on behalf of Anne H. Ehney, the abutting upland owner, offered 
$372.00 per acre, price approved by the Staff Appraiser, for 
a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River North in Section 
2, Township 18 South, Range 34 East, containing 0.4 acre in the 
City of Edgewater landward of the established bulkhead line in 
Volusia County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the 
submerged land in the two applications to be advertised for objec- 
tions only. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1652-31-253.12. Charles Herring on 
behalf of Bjarne Ursin, R. L. Clark and the Seering Estate, applied 
for (1) disclaimer under the provisions of Section 253.129 Florida 



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Statutes covering a 30.65 acre parcel of sovereignty land filled 
prior to January 1949 by spoil from the dredging and maintenance 
dredging of the Sebastian Inlet (shown on map outlined in red) , 
and (2) conveyance of those submerged lands abutting the parcel to 
be disclaimed out to the bulkhead line, containing 40.65 acres, 
more or less, (shown outlined in green) all lying and being in 
Sebastian Inlet and the Indian River in Sections 20 and 29, Town- 
ship 30 South, Range 39 East, Indian River County. 

By agreement that was executed by all parties concerned, the 
applicants would convey to Indian River County for park and 
recreational purposes all of the filled area and abutting submerged 
land lying southerly of the north line of said Section 29 together 
with an access strip 145 feet wide along the northwesterly side of 
the filled area and including the abutting submerged bottoms in 
said Section 20. The applicants would retain title to a portion 
of the filled area containing 13.79 acres and those submerged 
bottoms southeasterly of said portion of the filled area contain- 
ing 11.58 acres lying in said Section 20. 

Staff recommended issuance of the disclaimer in " (1) " above, for 
$10.00 handling charge. Staff recommended that the submerged 
lands in "(2)" be advertised for objections only with the under- 
standing that when deed was issued the entire 40.65 acre tract 
would be conveyed for a consideration of $2,316.00, or the 11.58 
acre parcel, title to which would be retained by the applicant, at 
$200.00 per acre, the appraised value approved by the Staff 
Appraiser . 

Mr. Parker indicated on the map where spoil material was deposited 
in front of uplands, building up land and cutting off the riparian 
owner from the water. He also pointed out where spoiling would 
eventually create a considerable park area and where the county 
would have an easement for pipe line for filling from the navigation 
improvement operation. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved the 
Staff recommendations for the disclaimer for $10.00 charge, and 
advertisement for objections only of the submerged land to be 
conveyed to the applicants at the appraised price. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 21253-41-253.124. The Board of County 
Commissioners of Martin County at regular meeting April 27, 1965, 
approved the extension of "permit issued to N. F. Incorporated to 
fill that portion of Jupiter River Estates Subdivision that was 
circled in red pencil and attached to the former resolution passed 
by this Board on August 14, 1962" and forwarded to the Trustees, 

which was construed by the Staff as approval of a new dredge and 
fill permit for the area covered by the resolution adopted August 
14, 1962. The sovereignty mangrove islands involved in this 
project were purchased by predecessors in title of N. F. Incorporated 
from the Trustees by Deed No. 17681 dated July 1, 1926, covering 
80.71 acres, and Deed No. 21253 dated July 29, 1956, covering 11.4 
acres. The first dredge and fill permit was issued by Martin 
County on March 17, 1959, and approved in May 1959 by the Trustees. 
The second dredge and fill permit was issued by Martin County on 
August 14, 1962, and approved by Trustees August 28, 1962. United 
States Corps of Engineers Permit SAKSP 59-273 was issued in 1959, 
renewed in 1962, and will expire December 31, 1965. 

Upon receipt of notice of the Board of County Commissioners 
approval on April 27, 1965, of the new dredge and fill permit, 
the Staff requested a report from the Board of Conservation with 



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respect to the effects the dredge and fill operations authorized 
by this permit would have as to the marine or other wildlife in 
that part of the Loxahatchee River in Section 22, Township 40 South, 
Range 42 East. Report dated May 12, 1965, prepared by Kenneth D. 
Woodburn of the Board of Conservation stated there would be some 
adverse effects to the mangrove islands and adjacent submerged 
bottoms as a result of this dredge and fill operation. He also 
suggested that fishing grounds and marine productivity in the river 
should be preserved. Letter dated May 14, 1965, from the State 
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission found the Loxahatchee River 
in Martin and Palm Beach Counties one of the last rivers of great 
natural beauty in Southeast Florida and qualified to be called a 
"wild river." The Izaak Walton League, Audubon Society, other 
conservation groups and numerous individuals filed objections to 
development which might spoil the natural beauty and silting which 
might destroy wildlife in the river. Some letters of approval of 
the project were filed in the Trustees' office. 

The Trustees heard objections from the following: Huey Long, 
President of Apalachee Chapter of Florida Audubon Society; Robert 
F. Christensen, Florida State University student of Biological 
Sciences and a resident of the subject area; Representative Joel 
T. Daves of Palm Beach County; Phillip A. "Bill" Lund; C. H. Kindred, 
President of Florida Izaak Walton League. Reasons for objection 
included the nearness to the Jonathan Dickinson State Park (about 
a mile upriver) , silting of the river which might be especially 
harmful in the rainy season, changing the natural beauty, damage 
to fish and nursery grounds in a productive wildlife area, a charge 
that advertised local public hearings were not held when the county 
established the bulkhead line in 1957 and 1959, and that conserva- 
tion investigations were not made when prior fill permits were 
approved. 

Charles Williams, attorney, Jack Saunderson, vice-chairman of the 
Board of County Commissioners of Martin County, and Ken Foster 
reviewed the development from the first land purchase in 1926, 
stated that many changes and commitments had been made at the request 
of the County Commission, that Corps of Engineers issued the permit 
and reported no detrimental effects on water flow, that deepening 
the river would be beneficial to navigation and to fishing, bridges 
and roads would benefit that part of the county, and that the upper 
river and the State Park would not be affected except by improved 
access. 

In recognition of the history of the project and the actions here- 
tofore taken by the Trustees and Martin County, the Trustees' Staff 
felt justified in recommending approval of the action taken by the 
County Commissioners by resolution on April 27, 1965, subject to 
certain conditions which might minimize possible silting in the 
lower estuary of the river and permit flow and navigation. Staff 
recommendations listed on the agenda were as follows: 

(1) that all dredging operations with cutterhead dredge be 
confined to the western branch of the Loxahatchee River and 
bayous connected thereto (this requirement to limit cutterhead 
dredge operations to the western branch of the river is deemed 
justified by reason of the fact that it will minimize possible 
silting in the lower estuary of the river) ; 

(2) that any dredging operations in the eastern branch of the 
river be limited to dragline operations; 

(3) that the area shown on aerial photograph dated December 
10, 1963, along the southern part of the project as a filled 
causeway across a waterway be removed and that access to the 



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island in question be by construction of a bridge with 
clearances to be approved by the Trustees and that the 
water area remain open to permit flow and navigation; 

(4) that dredge area number 1 as shown on SAKSP Permits 
59-273 issued by the U. S. Corps of Engineers be left intact 
with no dredging of any sort to be conducted in this area. 

Upon question being raised as to the method of dredging in the 
eastern branch of the river which would minimize siltinq, Mr. 
Parker recommended approval of the permit subject to a determination 
of the dredging method to be employed in the west branch of the 
river that would be least detrimental to the marine values of the 
affected area. 

Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth, seconded and adopted without 
objection, that the action of the County Commissioners at meeting 
April 27, 1965, which was construed by the Staff as authority for 
issuance of a new dredge and fill permit, be formally approved by 
the Trustees, subject to compliance by the developer with Staff 
recommendations as modified by a determination of dredging methods 
to minimize possible silting and to offer the greatest protection 
to marine values, and subject to requirement that the dredging be 
done during the dry season only and that operations cease at the 
time of high water and increased river flow. 

Also, upon motion by Governor Burns, unanimously adopted, the 
Trustees directed the Staff to take action immediately to prevent 
any sale of mangrove sovereignty islands in the upper reaches of 
the Loxaha tehee River in Sections 15, 16, 21 and 22, Township 40 
South, Range 42 East, near the Jonathan Dickinson State Park, by 
the preparation of proper instrument of dedication to the Florida 
Board of Parks for public purposes only. 



FRANKLIN COUNTY - John J. Teague made application to purchase 
40,000 cubic yards of fill material to be dredged from the 
Apalachicola River channel to improve his upland property described 
as Fractional Section 16, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin 
County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of permit for the amount of material requested for 
$1,400.00, based on the standard yardage rate. 



MONROE COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
issuance of easements requested by the District Engineer, Corps of 
Engineers, Jacksonville District, on behalf of the United States, 
for (1) two areas for right of way and (2) a spoil area, all lying 
in the open waters of the Straits of Florida westerly and south- 
westerly of the Island of Key West, required for additional 
improvements to Key West Harbor in Monroe County. 



LEVY COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Levy County 
on behalf of the United States requested right of way and spoil 
easements necessary for a navigation project approved by the Corps 
of Engineers to deepen and widen the Northwest Channel leading to 
the main ship channel adjacent to Cedar Keys Harbor. 

The action by the Trustees was to approve the request made by Levy 
County officials on behalf of the United States, subject to review 
and approval of the project by the Staff and approval of the legal 
description of the right of way for the channel and for the spoil 



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areas needed in connection with the project. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 1B296 

Without objection, the Trustees approved Report No. 866 listing 
two regular bids for sale of land in Alachua and Jefferson Counties 
under Chapter 18296, the Murphy Act, and authorized issuance of 
deeds pertaining thereto. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




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GQ^ERM 



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OR - CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
May 25, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the Office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting on May 17, 
1965, were approved as submitted. 



LAND SALES 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File No. 1619-08-253.12. On April 7, 1965, the 
Trustees considered an offer of the appraised price of $500.00 per 
acre made by I. W. Whitesell, Jr., on behalf of Mini B. Pearson, 
et al, the abutting upland owners, for a parcel of submerged land 
in Lemon Bay in Section 6, Township 41 South, Range 20 East, 
landward of the established bulkhead line, containing 0.26 acre, 
more or less. The land was advertised for objections only in the 
Punta Gorda Herald, proof of publication filed in the Trustees' 
office and no protests received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed the sale of the 
advertised parcel to Mini B. Pearson, et al, at the appraised 
price. 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File No. 1620-08-253.12. On April 7, 1965, 

the Trustees considered an offer of the appraised price of $1,040.00 

per acre made by I. W. Whitesell, Jr., on behalf of E. W. Pikulski, 



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the abutting upland owner, for a parcel of submerged land in the 
Myakka River in Section 28, Township 40 South, Range 21 East, land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line, containing 0.16 acre, more 
or less. The land was advertised for objections only in the Punta 
Gorda Herald, proof of publication filed in the Trustees' office 
and no protests received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed the sale of the 
advertised parcel to E. W. Pikulski, at the appraised price. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1624-31-253.12. On April 7, 1965, 
the Trustees considered an offer of the appraised price of $200.00 
per acre made by Charles L. Herring, on behalf of Nancy J. McLarty, 
the abutting upland owner, for a parcel of submerged land in the 
Indian River in Section 33, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, 
landward of the established bulkhead line (in Ambersand Beach area) . 
The land was advertised for objections only in the Vero Beach Press 
Journal, proof of publication filed in the Trustees' office and no 
protests received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed the sale of the 
advertised parcel to Nancy J. McLarty, at the appraised price. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1605-44-253.12. On March 30, 1965, the 
Trustees considered an offer of the appraised price of $225.00 per 
acre made by Charley Toppino & Sons, Inc., abutting upland owner, 
for a tract of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in Section 21, 
Township 67 South, Range 26 East, Big Coppitt Key, containing 27.67 
acres, more or less. The land was advertised in the Key West 
Citizen, proof of publication filed in the Trustees' office and 
no protests received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed the sale of the 
advertised tract to Charley Toppino & Sons, Inc., at the appraised 
price. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1618-44-253.12. On April 7, 1965, the 
Trustees considered an offer of the appraised price of $300.00 per 
acre made by Robert G. Pick, President of the Development Corpora- 
tion of the Florida Keys, the abutting upland owner, for a parcel 
of bay bottom land in the Straits of Florida southeasterly of and 
adjacent to a part of Government Lot 1, Section 19, Township 65 
South, Range 34 East, Grassy Key, containing 3.8 acres, more or 
less. The land was duly advertised in the Key West Citizen, proof 
of publication filed in the Trustees' office and no protests 
received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed the sale of the 
advertised parcel to the applicant, at the appraised price. 



PALM BEACK COUNTY - File No. 1614-50-253.12. On March 30, 1965, 
the Trustees considered an offer of $1350.00 per acre, the appraised 
price, made by Brockway, Weber and Brockway on behalf of Robert C. 
Vincent, the abutting upland owner, for a parcel of submerged land 
in Lake Worth in Sections 3 and 4, Township 42 South, Range 43 
East, containing 0.474 acre, more or less, lying westerly of and 
abutting that part of the South 100 feet of said Sections 3 and 
4 west of State Road No. 703 and landward of the established 
bulkhead line. The land was duly advertised in the Palm Beach 



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Post, proof of publication filed in the Trustees' office and no 
protests received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed the sale of the 
advertised parcel to Robert C. Vincent, at the appraised price. 



PASCO COUNTY - File No. 1595-51-253.12. On March 30, 1965, the 
Trustees considered an offer of $226.00 per acre, the appraised 
price, made by William C. Strode, on behalf of Lillian H. Bosch, 
the abutting upland owner, for a tract of submerged land in the 
Gulf of Mexico in Sections 14 and 23, Township 26 South, Range 15 
East, containing 98.8 acres, more or less, landward of the estab- 
lished bulkhead line. The land was duly advertised in the New Port 
Richey Press, proof of publication filed in the Trustees' office 
and no protests received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed the sale of the 
advertised parcel to Lillian H. Bosch, at the appraised price. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1603-64-253.12. On March 30, 1965, the 
Trustees considered an offer of the appraised price of $1,000.00 
per acre made by Andrew E. Zimmer, et ux, the abutting upland owners, 
for a parcel of submerged land in the Halifax River in Section 21, 
Township 15 South, Range 33 East, lying westerly of and abutting 
Lot 2, Block 10 of Bridgeport Heights Subdivision, containing 0.17 
acre, more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line. 
The land was duly advertised in the News-Journal and proof of 
publication filed in the Trustees' Office. 

Objections were filed by Dr. James W. Clower and L. W. Summerlin, 
Jr., both stating that the sale would have adverse effects upon the 
natural beach of that area by obstructing the natural tidal flow of 
water after the property is filled and bulkheaded, and that their 
proximity to the sewage disposal plant of the City of Daytona Beach, 
Florida, makes any obstruction to natural tidal flow undesirable 
because of collection of sludge and silt. 

Since this parcel abuts the parcel considered by the Trustees in 
meeting April 27, applied for by Major Robert E. Berry, at which 
time the Trustees directed that the matter be referred back to the 
local governmental body with suggestion that the location of the 
bulkhead line be reviewed, the Staff recommended that the sale be 
deferred awaiting word from the Board of County Commissioners. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the recommendation 
of the Staff that the sale be deferred. 



BROWARD COUNTY - Coastal Construction Permit. John A. Grant, Jr., 
consulting engineer for Hillsboro Inlet Improvement and Maintenance 
District, requested that State Permit issued April 7, 1965, for 
construction of a rock rubble jetty on the north side of Hillsboro 
Inlet in Section 29, Township 48 South, Range 43 East, including 
the dredging of a channel and placing of spoil on beaches imme- 
diately south of the south jetty, be amended to change the spoil 
area to "Spoil Area B" as shown on revised plans. Mr. Grant 
stated that this change was due to the prohibitive cost of hydrau- 
lic dredging and that the use of a dragline would cut the cost 
approximately in half but would render the spoil unsuitable for 
beach nourishment. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Green, unanimously adopted, the Trustees 
approved the requested change as recommended by the Division of 
Beaches and Shores. 



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HENDRY COUNTY - Request was received from Sun Oil Company for a 
disclaimer of all of Section 20, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, 
by reason of a quitclaim deed of the L & N Railroad Company to the 
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund dated March 12, 1908. 
L & N quitclaimed to the Trustees approximately 12,000 acres of 
land in settlement of litigation between the L & N and the Trustees. 
Quitclaim deed was issued to extinguish and nullify certain cartifi- 
cates issued by the Trustees in 1888 to the Pensacola & Atlantic 
Railroad whereby the Trustees would deed to the Pensacola & Atlantic 
the land when patented to the State by the United States. 

As patents were not issued by the United States to the State covering 
these lands, no title passed with the certificates and the quitclaim 
was to extinguish any claim by the L & N Railroad, successor in title 
to the Pensacola & Atlantic, arising out of these certificates. 
Title to Section 20 did not pass to the State as it was patented 
to various individuals directly. 

Upon motion duly adopted the Trustees approved the recommendation 
of the Staff that an ex parte disclaimer be issued for a handling 
charge of $10.00. 



The following four applications were presented from abutting upland 
owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their upland 
ownerships : 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1529-05-253.12. H. C. Kirk, et ux, 
offered the appraised price of $1,008.00 per acre, for a 
parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 26, 
Township 22 South, Range 35 East, containing 9.2 acres, 

more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line. 

2. CITRUS COUNTY - File No. 1644-09-253.12. Charles B. Fitzpatrick, 
on behalf of John F. Stoney, offered $330.00 per acre, the 
value approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of sub- 
merged land in Crystal River in Section 29, Township 18 South, 
Range 17 East, containing 2.3 acres, more or less, landward 

of the established bulkhead line. 

3. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1637-31-253.12. Robert F. Lloyd, 
on behalf of Henry C. Storch, offered $723.66 per acre, the 
value approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of 
submerged land in the Indian River in Section 6, Township 

31 South, Range 39 East, City of Sebastian, containing 0.217 
acre, more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line. 

4. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1651-44-253.12. Chester Flancher 
offered $425.00 per acre, or a minimum charge of $100.00 in 
this instance, which is the value approved by the Staff 
Appraiser for a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of Florida 
in Section 28, Township 63 South, Range 37 East, Upper 
Matecumbe Key, containing 0.23 acre, more or less. 

In connection with the application of John F. Stoney in Citrus 
County, the Staff recommended approval subject to the county 
road as shown on the plat being extended beyond Lots 16 and 
15 to an extension of the bulkhead line on the easterly side 
so as to give access from the road to the open water area 
in that segment. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
the submerged lands in the four applications above to be advertised 
for objections only as recommended by the Staff. 



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DUVAL COUNTY - State Road Department made application for dedica- 
tion for public highway purposes of two parcels of submerged land 
in Arlington River, Township 2 South, Range 27 East, necessary for 
the construction of a portion of State Road No. S-109, Section 
72540-2603. It is the owner of all uplands abutting the required 
submerged bottoms . 

Motion was made and duly adopted that the dedication be issued. 



DADE COUNTY - The State Road Department made application for dedi- 
cation for public highway purposes of a parcel of submerged bottoms 
in the Miami River in Sections 37 and 38, Township 54 South, Range 
41 East, City of Miami, necessary for the relocation of Flagler 
Street Bridge, Section 87505-2601. The interests of the abutting 
upland owners were secured. 

Motion was made and duly adopted that the dedication be issued. 



HIGHLANDS COUNTY - The State Road Department made application for 
dedication for public highway purposes of certain submerged bottoms 
of Lake Jackson in Sections 32 and 31, Township 34 South, Range 
29 East and Section 36, Township 34 South, Range 28 East, necessary 
for the construction of State Road No. 25, Section 09030-2505. All 
of the abutting upland property is controlled by the Road Depart- 
ment. 

Motion was made and duly adopted that the dedication be issued. 



OSCEOLA COUNTY - The City of Kissimmee has advised the Trustees 
that it proposes to construct a steam generating plant on the shore 
of Lake Tohopekaliga and utilize the water for cooling purposes. 
The plans would necessitate dedication of a portion of the sub- 
merged lake bottoms adjacent to the plant site together with grant 
of an easement for installation of a T-shaped diversion structure 
extending a considerable distance into the lake, and dredging of 
certain fill material. from the bottoms of said lake. 

The Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission has investigated the 
possible effects of this proposed installation upon the fish and 
other marine resources in this area and by letter dated March 10, 
1965, indicated that the installation would probably not have any 
adverse effect if installed according to their recommendations. 

Staff recommended approval of the project in principle to enable 
the City of Kissimmee to proceed with plans looking toward 
installation of this project. Specific areas of the lake bottoms 
to be dedicated and the area of the easement for the T-shaped 
diversion structure would be submitted for further consideration 
when legal descriptions are submitted by the applicant. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green and duly adopted that the recommenda- 
tion of the Staff be approved. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - The Port of Palm Beach District, owner by 
purchase from the Trustees of a parcel of sovereignty land located 
in Lake Worth commonly known and referred to as Peanut Island, 
made application and attached a map shown as "Exhibit A" for the 
purpose of extinguishing certain reverter provisions in instruments 
from the Trustees as to a portion of this land. Parcels 1 and 2 
as shown on "Exhibit A" would be released from the reverter 



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provisions and reverter provisions of a similar nature imposed 
upon Parcels 3, 4 and 5, which three parcels aggregate approxi- 
mately the same acreage as Parcels 1 and 2. This would enable 
the Port of Palm Beach District to convey to the county Parcels 3, 
4 and 5, as shown on "Exhibit A", to be used by the county for 
park and recreational purposes. 

Staff recommended approval of the application in recognition of 
the beneficial results that will flow to the County by making 
available to it a substantial area which can be utilized for 
public park and recreational purposes in a very advantageous 
geographic location. 

Motion was made and duly adopted that the recommendation of the 
Staff be approved. 



MARTIN, PALM BEACH, HENDRY AND GLADES COUNTIES - The Central and 
Southern Florida Flood Control District, by Resolution No. 609 
adopted April 9, 1965, requested the Trustees to withhold from 
sale all reclaimed lake bottom land lying landward of and abutting 
the Herbert Hoover Dike (U.S. - Okeechobee Levee) in Martin, Palm 
3each, Hendry and Glades Counties, from the St. Lucie Canal to 
Fisheating Creek. Under the authorized project for flood control 
and allied purposes in Central and Southern Florida, stages of 
Lake Okeechobee will be maintained at higher elevations which may 
result in increased seepage of water into the lands landward of 
the levees . 

The U. 3. Army Corps of Engineers, together with the Central and 
Southern Florida Flood Control District, are currently engaged in 
a study to determine the extent of this increased seepage, if any, 
and dependent upon the findings of this study certain portions 
of these Trustees-owned lands may be required for the construction 
of such features as may be necessary to mitigate the effects of 
any increased seepage. 

Motion was made and duly adopted that the District's request to 
withhold these lands from sale be approved. 



LEE COUNTY - Johnson-Hall & Associates, Inc., made application 
on behalf of Tringali Packing Corporation, for a State Commercial 
Dock Permit to authorize construction of a timber wharf 6 feet 
wide, parallel to and about 18 feet from the existing shore line 
running the full length of the applicant's upland property, 
approximately 700 feet. The site is on Matanzas Pass, at Govern- 
ment Lot 3, Section 19, Township 46 South, Range 24 East. An 
on-site inspection was made by the Staff. 

Motion was made and duly adopted that the commercial dock permit 
be authorized for $100.00 processing fee. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Authority was requested to issue warrant in 
the amount of $50,000.00 to Withlacoochee River Basin of the 
Southwest Florida Water Management District, being the first 
advance of funds under the terms of the Loan Agreement dated Jan- 
uary 28, 1965 authorizing a loan of Trustees' funds in the total 
amount of $100,000.00. 

Upon motion duly adopted the Trustees authorized issuance of 
warrant in the amount of $50,000.00 as requested. 



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SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

CITRUS COUNTY - Cora L. Kabrich, widow, offered $50.00 for 
conveyance under provisions of Chapter 28317, Acts of 1953, commonly 
called the Hardship Act, of a parcel of land described as that part 
of the North 200 feet of Government Lot 2 that lies West of Old 
County Road between Inverness and Floral City, Less R/W for A.C.L. 
Railroad and State Road 45, in Section 10, Township 20 South, 
Range 20 East, containing 2.4 acres, more or less, embraced in 
part Tax Sale Certificate Nos . 1031 of 1927 and 636 of 1930, which 
were certified to the State under Chapter 18296. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
conveyance under Chapter 28317, Acts of 1953, to the applicant for 
the amount offered. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



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G^KRN 



GCWZRNOR - CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 

*** *** *** 

Tallahassee, Florida 
June 1, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting 
on May 25, 1965, were approved as submitted. 



The following two applications were presented from riparian owners 
for purchase of submerged lands abutting their upland ownerships: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1640-05-253.12. Raymond C. Winstead, 
Jr., on behalf of Union Carbide Corporation, offered the 
appraised price of $200.00 per acre for a parcel of submerged 
land in the Indian River in Section 9, Township 21 South, 
Range 35 East, containing 6.74 acres, more or less, within 

the established bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1653-44-253.12. Jack M. Phillips 
on behalf of Arthur B. Lujan, et ux, offered $300.00 per 
acre, the price approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel 



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of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in Section 26, Town- 
ship 67 South, Range 25 East, containing 17.8 acres, more 
or less, at Raccoon Key, Monroe County. The parcel was in 
an area which was examined by a biologist of the State Board 
of Conservation who reported no adverse effects on marine 
life were expected from the development. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the submerged 
parcels to be advertised for objections only. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Indian 
River County by Resolution adopted on May 19, 1965, requested 
dedication, for public street or road purposes, of a parcel of 
submerged land in the Indian River in Section 33, Township 30 
South, Range 39 East, Indian River County, being the westerly 
extension of the platted boundaries of 2nd Street according to 
Plat of Ambersand Beach Subdivision No. 2 as recorded in Plat 
Book 3, Page 76, Public Records of Brevard County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved dedication of the 
parcel of submerged land to Indian River County for public street 
or road purposes as requested. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - The United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, on February 4, 1963, 
advised of the proposed establishment of a National Wildlife Refuge 
around Lake Woodruff in Volusia County and that the State of Florida 
owned certain swamp lands within the refuge boundaries. On August 
10, 1964, W. L. Towns advised that the project was proceeding satis- 
factorily by purchase or option of 85% of the 19,000 acres in the 
refuge tract. Trustees' Appraiser reported a value of $60.00 per 
acre for the three scattered parcels of state land consisting of 
approximately 1,070 acres within the boundaries of the refuge. 

In view of the low and swampy character of the land, all land- 
locked and without access, the Staff recommended disposition of 
the state land at the appraised price to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service. Since a deed from the Trustees would require the usual 
oil and mineral reservations, the United States proposed to insti- 
tute condemnation proceedings to acquire clear title without 
reservations. Prior to institution of the suit, the Trustees were 
requested to approve execution of a purchase agreement covering the 
state land within the boundaries of proposed Lake Woodruff National 
Wildlife Refuge at the appraised price of $60.00 per acre, which 
agreement when approved and executed would enable the United States 
to obligate the necessary funds to acquire the land during the 
present fiscal year. When funds were obligated and then made 
available, the Government would file a friendly condemnation suit. 
The Trustees would file appropriate pleading setting forth the 
interest of the State of Florida and offering to stipulate that 
upon payment by the United States of the appraised value of $60.00 
per acre, the Trustees would be compensated in full for their 
interest in the parcels being condemned. 

Staff recommended approval of execution of Purchase Agreement 
between the Trustees and the United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, acting by and through the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and 
Wildlife . 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
execution of the Purchase Agreement as recommended by the Staff. 



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BAY COUNTY - File No. 1661-03-253.129. The Director of the South- 
east Division of Bureau of Yards and Docks, United States Navy, on 
behalf of the United States of America, applied for disclaimer 
under the provisions of Section 253.129, Florida Statutes, covering 
a parcel of sovereignty land filled prior to May 29, 1951, lying 
in St. Andrews Bay in Section 33, Township 3 South, Range 15 West 
and Section 4, Township 4 South, Range 15 West, containing 8.88 acres 
in Bay County. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance 
of disclaimer under Section 253.129 for the handling charge of $10.00. 



DADE COUNTY - On May 14, 1963, the Trustees granted to the United 
States of America for spoil disposal purposes a temporary easement 
covering two areas in Biscayne Bay in Section 30, Township 53 South, 
Range 42 East, Dade County. In order to avoid creation of additional 
islands in Biscayne Bay and consistent with the wishes of the City 
of Miami, the U. S. Army District Engineer requested that temporary 
easement No. 1910 expiring July 1, 1965, be granted as a perpetual 
easement. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted the request for 
issuance of a perpetual easement covering the two areas described 
in the temporary easement. 



GLADES COUNTY - Tommy Bronson, assignee of Bronson, Inc., requested 
five-year renewal of Grazing Lease No. 405-Revised covering 350 acres 
of reclaimed Lake Hicpochee bottom land in Glades County adjacent 
to upland ownership of the applicant. Executed assignment from 
Bronson, Inc. , to applicant was filed in the Land Office. Staff 
recommended renewal at the same annual rental of fifty cents (50*) 
per acre with right reserved to Trustees to cancel on 30 days 
notice. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green and duly adopted, that the grazing 
lease be renewed as recommended by the Staff. 



DADE COUNTY - Little River Marine Construction Company, Incorporated, 
made application on behalf of Chateau Apartment, Incorporated, for 
after-the-fact commercial dock permit at a location in Biscayne Bay 
at applicant's upland described as Tracts A, B, C, Steele Park in 
the City of Miami, Dade County. All required exhibits and proces- 
sing fee of $100.00 were filed in the Trustees' office. City of 
Miami Department of Public Works issued permit for the structure. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
issuance of after-the-fact permit for the commercial dock. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Application for commercial dock permit was made on 
behalf of Anchorage Boatel and Yacht Club at Stuart, Florida, for 
a structure to be located in the St. Lucie River, north shore, in 
Section 34, Township 37 South, Range 41 East, Martin County. All 
required exhibits and processing fee of $100.00 were filed in the 
Trustees' office. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
approved issuance of state commercial dock permit. 



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COASTAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT - In accordance with regulations of 
the Trustees and the Board of Conservation, the Trustees, upon 
motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, approved the following permit 
application as presented and recommended by the Division of 
Beaches and Shores: 

LEE COUNTY - Johnson and Hall, Consulting Engineers, on 
behalf of Captiva Erosion Prevention District, Captiva island, 
Lee County, made application for permit to construct two 
experimental permeable wooden groins into the Gulf of Mexico 
at Captiva Island in Section 35, Township 45 South, Range 21 
East, Lee County, in accordance with plans and specifications 
as revised on April 19, 1965. All requirements of the 
Division of Beaches and Shores were met, $100.00 fee waived, 
and surety bond in the amount of $4,000.00 was furnished. 

Should the experimental groins adversely affect adjacent 
beaches, the District agreed to remove or adjust them on 
request of the Division of Beaches and Shores which secured 
a review of the plans from a private consulting engineer. 
Based on advice from that engineer and the fact that the 
surety bond guaranteed compliance by permittee with provi- 
sions of the permit, the Division of Beaches and Shores 
recommended issuance of the permit. 



INTERSTATE OIL COMPACT COMMISSION - Governor John Connally of 
Texas, Chairman of the Interstate Oil Compact Commission, notified 
Director Robert C. Parker of his appointment as a member of the 
Public Lands Committee, upon the recommendation of Governor Burns 
and approval of the Board of Directors of the Commission. Mr. 
Parker asked for an expression from the Trustees as to his atten- 
dance at the midyear meeting of the Commission to be held in 
Pittsburgh June 21 to June 23. 

Governor Burns, speaking for all the members, authorized the 
Trustees ' Director to attend the meeting of the Interstate Oil 
Compact Commission. 



DADE COUNTY - Staff requested authority to issue refund requested 
by applicant's representative, Harry Markowitz, Trustee, in the 
amount of $3,365.54 which was the initial twenty-five per cent 
down payment for purchase contract that was to have been issued 
covering a parcel of submerged land in the Atlantic Ocean in the 
City of Islandia, Dade County, included in application designated 
TIIF File No. 1324-13-253.12. A very short time after August 6, 
1963, the date of receipt of the payment, the Trustees directed 
that all sales of submerged land in the Atlantic Ocean within 
Islandia be held in abeyance pending further developments. 

Without objection, the Trustees approved issuance of refund of 
the initial payment to the applicant's representative. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
the expenditure of $125.00 for the framing of six large color 
photographs of Spanish coins and artifacts for display in the 
Elliot Building. The photographs were a gift to the Trustees 
from the National Geographic Society. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



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JOR - CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST: (_ ^>^ f) A ^ /^3^-— 
DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
June 8, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved minutes of the 
meeting held on June 1, 1965. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1625-05-253.12. On April 13, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Frank H. Tipton, the abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $1,500.00 per acre approved by Staff 
Appraiser for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 15, Township 22 South, Range 35 East containing 
0.94 acre, more or less, in the City of Titusville landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Brevard County. The land was adver- 
tised for objections only in the Titusville Star-Advocate and 
proof of publication was filed in the Trustees' office. 

In recognition of the numerous objections received from riparian 
upland owners of property within 1000 feet of the application 
parcel, the Staff requested deferment of any action by the Trustees, 

The Trustees deferred action pending further investigation. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - FileNo. 1631-31-253.12. On April 27, the 
Trustees considered application from Kip G. Kelso and wife, abutting 
upland owners, with offer of $500. 00 per acre approved by Staff 
Appraiser for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Sebastian 
River landward of the established bulkhead line in Section 25, Town- 
ship 30 South, Range 38 East, containing 0.358 acre, more or less, 
westerly of and abutting Lot 15, Block A of Ercildoune Heights 
Subdivision No. 1 as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 74 and Lots 16, 
17 and 18, Block A of Ercildoune Heights Subdivision No. 2 as 
recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 5, both in the Public Records of 
Indian River County, Florida. 

kotice of sale was published in the Press Journal, Vero Beach, 
Florida, proof of publication filed and no objection was received. 
Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District waived objection 
to the sale. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to the applicants at the appraised price. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1621-44-253.12. On April 13 the Trustees 
considered application from V. C. Reddy, abutting upland owner, 
with offer of $350.00 per acre approved by Staff Appraiser, for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in 
Section 32, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, containing 0.421 acre, 
more or less, at Key Largo, lying westerly of and abutting Lot 2 
Block 1 of Amended Plat of Point Pleasant Subdivision as recorded 
in Plat Book 2, Page 23, Public Records of Monroe County. 

Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of 
publication filed and -no objection to the sale was received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1622-44-253.12. On April 13 the Trustees 
considered application from Ignacz L. Smith, abutting upland owner, 
with offer of $350.00 per acre approved by Staff Appraiser for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in 
Section 32, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, Key Largo, contain- 
ing 0.467 acre, more or less, lying westerly of and abutting Lot 
5 Block 1 of Amended Plat of Point Pleasant Subdivision as recorded 
in Plat Book 2, Page 23, Public Records of Monroe County. Notice 
cf sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed and no objection was received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1623-44-253.12. On April 7 the Trustees 
considered application from Joel W. Billings and wife, abutting 
upland owners, with offer of $350.00 per acre approved by Staff 
Appraiser for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Bay 
of Florida in Section 32, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, Key 
Lar^o, lying westerly of and abutting Lot 1, Block 1, less the 
East 150 feet thereof, of Amended Plat of Point Pleasant Subdivi- 
sion as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 23, Public Records of Monroe 
County, containing 0.389 acre, more or less. Notice of sale was 
published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed and 
no objection was received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to the applicants at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1634-44-253.12. On April 20 the Trustees 
considered application from Ernest H. Guise, abutting upland owner, 
with offer of $250.00 per acre approved by Staff Appraiser for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Straits of Florida 
fronting a portion of Government Lot 1 in Section 21, Township 60 
South, Range 40 East, on Key Largo, Monroe County, containing 
5.47 acres, more or less. Notice of sale was published in the 
Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed and no objection 
received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale to the 
applicant at the price offered. 



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MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1635-44-253.12. On April 27 the Trustees 
considered application from Dennis H. Mayo and wife, abutting 
upland owners, with offer of $300.00 per acre approved by Staff 
Appraiser for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Largo 
Sound in Section 14, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, Key Largo, 
lying Southeasterly of and abutting Lots 3 to 8 inclusive, Block 
8 of Anglers Park Shores according to the plat thereof recorded 
in Plat Book 1, Page 148 of the Public Records of Monroe County, 
Florida, containing 0.83 acre, more or less. Notice of sale was 
published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed 
and no objection was received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the adver- 
tised parcel at the price offered. 



MANATEE COUNTY - File No. 274-41-253.12. On April 27, 1965, the 
Trustees authorized advertisement for objections only of a tract 
of submerged land in Sarasota Bay in the Sh of Section 31, Township 
35 South, Range 17 East, containing 93.0 acres, more or less, in 
Manatee County, being the area within the bulkhead line as estab- 
lished by the Town of Longboat Key and formally approved by the 
Trustees on October 7, 1958. The Town of Longboat Key requested 
conveyance of the tract for public purposes for development as 
the governmental center of the municipality as depicted on a 
photostat of an aerial mosaic filed with the Trustees. The perim- 
eter description of the tract included three mangrove flats 
containing 18.0 acres previously conveyed to the town for public 
purposes. The land was advertised in the Bradenton Herald and 
proof of publication filed in the office of the Trustees. 

Objections were received from a number of residents including 
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Wacker, for themselves and others, Samuel 
Y. Gibbon, F. J. Fairbrother, W. and Charles Rockey, James M. 
Blount, E. F. Atkinson, Richard P. Doyle on behalf of several 
clients . 

Report of the biologist of the State Board of Conservation cited 
loss of densely vegetated acreage and recommended that filling be 
limited or delayed until need for the municipal facilities was 
demonstrated, and that dredging be done in navigation channels, 
boat basins or bottoms bayward of the one-fathom line. 

Staff recognized that some damage to marine values would occur 
but that there would be public benefits as the entire parcel was 
filled and developed in accordance with the city's plan. It was 
recommended that the filling and development operation be limited 
to the needs of the municipality for its governmental center and 
that filling for educational, recreational and other uses should 
be delayed until necessary funds were available, which delay would 
preserve the marine values for an additional period and thus 
minimize the adverse effects of the overall project. 

The Trustees heard oral presentation of objections to the sale by 
Messrs. Doyle, Gibbon and Wacker which, summarized, included 
possible competition to privately owned marinas by a city marina, 
that riparian rights of owners on the mainland might be affected, 
that many residents and two town commissioners opposed the venture, 
that the bulkhead line was too far out, that fish-breeding flats 
and heron feeding grounds would be damaged, that a causeway as 
proposed would cause backing up of the water, that the project was 
not adequately planned and was beyond the towns financial ability 
and any public benefit was completely conjectural. 

Mayor N. 0. Weber, Town Manager G. M. Lanier, Commissioner Harry 



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Hall and Town Attorney Richard W. Cooney were present. Mr. Cooney, 
speaking in favor of the application, said that since the islands 
were offshore within their own bulkhead line riparian rights of 
owners on the mainland were not affected, that navigation would be 
aided, that the Trustees in December approved right of way for the 
causeway, that a city marina was only a rumor, that the town was 
trying to make long-range plans for its future but could not 
finance complete engineering studies before title to the land was 
granted, and that development would come in stages as the town was 
able to proceed. 

Governor Burns said there was merit in the explanation but the 
consensus was that without complete plans and evidence of adequate 
financing by the town, the application was premature and the 
submerged land should be held in state ownership. 

Upon motion made by the Governor, seconded by Mr. Faircloth and 
adopted without objection, the Trustees denied the application of 
the Town of Longboat Key for conveyance of 93.0 acres of submerged 
land. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1557-50-253.12. On April 27 the 
Trustees considered application from Paul L. Maddock, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $5,558.40 per acre approved by the 
Staff Appraiser for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in 
Section 23, Township 44 South, Range 43 East, containing 0.34 acre, 
more or less, in the Town of Palm Beach landward of the established 
bulkhead line. Notice of the sale was published in the Palm Beach 
Post, proof of publication filed and no objection received. Central 
and Southern Florida Flood Control District waived objection to 
the sale. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the adver- 
tised parcel to Mr. Maddock at the price offered. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1628-50-253.12. On April 27 the 
Trustees considered application from Cecil C. Pults and wife, 
abutting upland owners, with offer of $1,934.50 per acre approved 
by the Staff Appraiser for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in Jupiter Sound in Section 30, Township 40 South, Range 43 East, 
Gomez Grant, Palm Beach County, lying westerly of and abutting the 
South 217.3 feet of Lot 183 of Gomez Grant on Jupiter Island as 
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 80, Public Records of Palm Beach 
County, containing 0.526 acre, more or less. Notice of sale was 
published in the Palm Beach Post, proof of publication filed and 
no objection received. Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District waived objection. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to the riparian owners at the price offered. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1632-58-253.12. On April 20 the 
Trustees considered application from Arthur H. Payson, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $1,576.00 per acre, or $100.00 minimum 
in this instance, for purchase of two parcels of submerged land 
totalling 0.02 acre, more or less, in Roberts Bay in Section 1, 
Township 39 South, Range 18 East, City of Venice, one parcel con- 
taining 0.0059 acre and the other 0.0138 acre, landward of the 
established bulkhead line which was along the right of way of the 
West Coast Intracoastal Waterway in Sarasota County. Notice of 
sale was published in the Sarasota Herald, proof of publication 
filed and no objection received. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the 
advertised parcel to the riparian owner at $100.00 minimum charge, 



The following five applications were presented from riparian owners 
for purchase of submerged lands abutting their upland ownerships: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1662-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer and 
Associates, on behalf of N. J. Cowart, et al, abutting upland 
owners, offered $720.00 per acre, the price approved by the 
Trustees' Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in 
the Indian River in Section 33, Township 21 South, Range 35 
East, containing 9.3 acres in the City of Titusville landward 
of the established amended bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

2. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1665-31-253.12. S. P. Musick 
on behalf of Milton D. Burnstein offered $200.00 per acre, 

the price approved by the Staff Appraiser, for three parcels of 
submerged land in the Indian River in Section 33, Township 30 
South, Range 3 9 East, containing a total of 10.01 acres, more 
or less, in the Ambersand Beach area landward of the estab- 
lished bulkhead line in Indian River County. 

3. LEE COUNTY - File No. 1611-36-253.12. George E. Allen on 
behalf of The Christian and Missionary Alliance offered $280.00 
per acre or $927.00, the price approved by the Staff Appraiser 
for two parcels of submerged land in the Caloosahatchee River 
in Section 34, Township 45 South, Range 23 East, containing a 
total of 3.31 acres, more or less, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Lee County. 

4. MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1506-43-253.12. Brockway, Weber & 
Brockway on behalf of George W. Offutt III, et al, abutting 
upland owners, offered $1,934.50 per acre, approved by the 
Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in Jupiter 
Sound in Section 19, Township 40 South, Range 43 East, contain- 
ing 1.582 acres, more or less, in the Town of Jupiter Island 
landward of the established bulkhead line in Martin County. 

5. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1650-50-253.12. James D. Carlton 
on behalf of Harold Chamberlain, the abutting upland owner, 
offered $1,934.50 per acre, approved by the Staff Appraiser, 
for a parcel of submerged land in Jupiter Sound in Section 30, 
Township 40 South, Range 43 East, Gomez Grant, containing 
0.74 acre, more or less, landward of the established bulkhead 
line in Palm Beach County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
advertisement of the submerged land in the five applications above 
for objections only. 



SHELL LEASES - The Trustees accepted as information the following 
report of remittances received by the State Board of Conservation 
from holders of shell leases for the month of May, 1965: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. $ 8,735.53 

1788 Benton and Company, Inc. 12,008.31 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction Co. 7,273.70 

1917 Fort Myers Shell & Dredging Co., Inc. 1,806.54 



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GLADES COUNTY - Padgett & Sons requested five-year renewal of 
Grazing Lease No. 712 covering 161 acres of reclaimed Lake Okee- 
chobee bottom land in Section 3, Township 40 South, Range 33 East, 
at annual rental of $1.00 per acre. The lease contained 30-day 
cancellation clause. Staff recommended renewal for five years at 
the same rental with the cancellation clause modified to require 
90-day notice, which would allow applicant time to move livestock 
to other grazing land. The land was described as being in the natu- 
ral condition, wet and unsuitable for use during part of the year. 
A number of leases of similar undeveloped land were in effect at 
a low rental because of the limited use. 

At the suggestion of Governor Burns, the Trustees deferred action 
and directed the Staff to secure information on ad valorem tax 
assessments and tax rates on comparable privately owned lands. 



LEE COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. The City Council of the City of Fort 
Myers by Ordinance No. 790 adopted April 19, 1965, established 
and amended bulkhead lines located along the north bank and the 
south bank of the Caloosahatchee River and around Lofton's Island 
within the present city limits. The bulkhead line on the north 
bank of the river was located from the south line of Section 28, 
Township 44 South, Range 24 East, to the east line of Section 32, 
Township 43 South, Range 25 East, including Lofton's Island. The 
bulkhead line on the south bank of the river ran from the south 
line of the north half of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 24 
East, to the east line of Section 5, Township 44 South, Range 25 
East. 

The bulkhead line was reviewed in the field by a member of the 
Trustees' Staff and a biologist of the Florida Board of Conserva- 
tion. There were no objections at the local level and none from 
the conservation standpoint. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved the bulkhead line established by the City of Fort Myers 
in Lee County by Ordinance No. 790 dated April 19, 1965. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. The Board of County Commissioners 
of Sarasota County, sitting as the Water and Navigation Control 
Authority, adopted a resolution on May 25, 1965, amending the 
bulkhead line on the east side of Peninsula Key in Lemon Bay in 
Sections 26, 27 and 35 of Township 40 South, Range 19 East, known 
as Alexander Island. The primary purpose for changing the bulkhead 
line which was one foot offshore was to accommodate plans by the 
county for development of a public beach and recreation area. 

Trustees' Staff member and a biologist of the Florida Board of 
Conservation made on-site inspections. The Board of Conservation 
offered no objections to proposed filling within the amended bulk- 
head line for which fill material might be obtained from dredging in 
the intracoastal waterway. All required exhibits were furnished 
by the Authority and approval of the amended line was recommended. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees formally 
approved the amended bulkhead line established by the Water and 
Navigation Control Authority of Sarasota County on May 25, 1965. 



COLUMBIA COUNTY - By Resolution dated April 6, 1965, the Board of 
County Commissioners of Columbia County requested deletion from 
the Trustees' pending Recreation Act application (BLM 058460) in 
favor of the county's application for Lots 8, 9 and 10, in Section 



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35, Township 6 South, Range 16 East, 44.0 acres, more or less, in 
Columbia County. The county had applied to the Bureau of Land 
Management for the land for public park and recreational purposes 
in accordance with plans already submitted to the Bureau. 

The Outdoor Recreational Planning Committee reviewed the matter 
and recommended that the Trustees withdraw their application for 
the lots in favor of Columbia County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
approved deletion of the lots from the pending Recreation Act 
application. 



COLLIER COUNTY - Bryant L. Hampton of Tri-County Engineering, Inc. 
of Naples, made application on behalf of Edington Realty Corpora- 
tion for a state permit to construct a commercial dock in Collier 
Bay at Marco Island in front of Lot 1, shown on plat of Old Marco 
Village. The Collier County Board of County Commissioners had 
issued a local building permit for the dock and all required 
exhibits were filed including $100.00 processing fee. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



DADE COUNTY - Application was made by Treasure House Associates 
for a state commercial dock permit for construction of a marginal 
timber dock 205 feet by 25 feet in Biscayne Bay at Lots 8 and 9, 
Block 8, 1st Addition, Treasure Island Subdivision, North Bay 
Village in Dade County. All necessary exhibits were submitted, 
including $100.00 processing fee. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



ESCAMBIA COUNTY - On April 20, 1965, after hearing objections 
presented by Sgt. Dan Stitt and Mrs. Gladys McKay, the Trustees 
deferred action for sixty days on application by F. H. Roche of 
Pisces Yachting, Inc., for a commercial dock permit, to allow 
interested parties to apply to the Escambia County Commission for 
a review of the present zoning status. The Governor stated that 
in the absence of zoning changes to prohibit unrestricted instal- 
lations on the upland property in the general area, approval by 
the Trustees as recommended by the Staff could be anticipated. 
The sixty-day period would end on June 20. However, by letter 
dated June 1, the Board of County Commissioners informed the 
Trustees' office "...this County has no zoning law; that the 
Commissioners have no legal authority or intention now, or in the 
immediate future, to zone the upland property of Mr. F. H. Roche 
and, therefore, plan no action which would prevent or deny its use 
for commercial purposes." 

In view of this expression of the official position of the County 
Commission concerning this matter, Mr. Roche requested waiver of 
the remaining part of the sixty-day delay period imposed by the 
Trustees and requested that the commercial dock permit be granted. 
The application was in order. 

The Governor said it would serve no purpose to hold up action and 
upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
issuance of commercial dock permit for a structure extending into 
Big Lagoon in Escambia County as requested. 



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PALM BEACH COUNTY - The Robinson Companies of Lake Park applied 
on behalf of Melnick, Robinson and Melnick for a state permit to 
construct twelve finger piers twenty feet long by three feet wide 
spaced at thirty foot intervals, located in Lake Worth at the 
applicant's property east of Lake Shore Drive between an extension 
to the east of the south right of way line of Jasmine Drive and the 
north right of way line of Hawthorne Drive in Palm Beach County. 
All required exhibits and $100.00 processing fee were filed. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion by Mr. Green duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report 
No. 867 listing one regular bid for sale of land in Citrus County 
under provisions of the Murphy Act, and authorized execution of 
the deed pertaining thereto. 



ALACHUA COUNTY - James M. Venable offered $1,400.00 for conveyance 
of five parcels of land comprising 280 acres, more or less, certified 
to the State of Florida under tax sale certificate No. Balance 526 
of August 6, 1928, described as the NE^j of NW^, and NW% of NE%, and 
S% of NE%, and N*s of SE*s, and NE^ of SW% of Section 21, Township 
10 South, Range 18 East, Alachua County, Florida. The applicant 
was the owner on June 9, 193 9, the date title vested in the state 
under Chapter 18296. The application qualified under provisions 
of Chapter 28317, Acts of 1953, commonly called the Hardship Act. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
approved conveyance of the tract to the applicant under Chapter 
28317 for the amount offered. 



REFUNDS - Murphy Act. Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of refunds in the amounts and to the parties 
listed below, for the reason that in the first instance the 
applicant withdrew his request for release of the oil and mineral 
reservations in the Murphy Act deed for which the amount of $12.00 
had been tendered, and in all the other cases the State Road 
Department did not recommend release of the state road right of 
way reservations contained in the Murphy Act deeds: 

Hillsborough County Deed No. 4134 - $12.00 refund to Real 

Estate Title Company 

Broward County Deed No. 1804 - $10.00 refund to Ross, Norman 

and Cory 

Osceola County Deed No. 703 - $10.00 refund to Anderson, 

Rush, Dean and Lowndes 

Palm Beach County Deed No. 1644 - $10.00 refund to G. Robert 

Fellows 

Palm Beach County Deed No. 1644 - $10.00 refund to Security 

Abstract and Insurance Company 

Sumter County Deed No. 324 - $10.00 refund to Ann Robinson. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



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INOR - CHAIRMAN 
ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
June 15, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The following four applications were presented from riparian owners 
for purchase of submerged lands abutting their upland properties: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1666-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer and 
Associates on behalf of Raymond W. Collins and wife, abutting 
upland owners, offered $1,300.00 per acre, price approved by 
the Trustees' Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of 
submerged land in the Indian River in Section 10, Township 

22 South, Range 35 East, containing 1.3 acres in the City of 
Titusville landward of the established bulkhead line in 
Brevard County. 

2. MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1638-43-253.12. R. C. Alley on 
behalf of Richard L. Bonner and wife, abutting upland owners, 
offered $710.00 per acre, price reported by the Trustees' 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River 
in Section 1, Township 38 South, Range 41 East, containing 
1.87 acres in the Town of Sewall's Point landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Martin County. 

3. MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1639-43-253.12. R. C. Alley on 
behalf of Bessemer Properties, Inc., abutting upland owner, 
offered $1,190.00 per acre, price reported by the Trustees' 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River 
in Section 1, Township 38 South, Range 41 East, containing 
2.19 acres in the Town of Sewall's Point landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Martin County. 

4. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1659-44-253.12. Mrs. Jane Schnorbach, 
the abutting upland owner, offered $425.00 per acre, price 
approved by the Trustees' Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged 
land in the Bay of Florida in Section 28, Township 63 South, 
Range 37 East, containing 0.54 acre at Upper Matecumbe Key 

in Monroe County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
advertisement of the submerged land in the four applications 
above for objections only. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1641-05-253.12(1) Authority was requested 
for the issuance of a quitclaim deed under the provisions of 
Section 253.12(1) Florida Statutes to Frederick A. Hauck covering 
a parcel of sovereignty land in Section 13, Township 28 South, 
Range 37 East, Brevard County, containing 1.24 acres which was 
filled on or about November 17, 1955. Trustees' Appraiser reported 
that value of the land in the unfilled state as of the date of 
filling was at the rate of $335.00 per acre. 



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Motion was made by Mr. Conner and without objection approved 
that quitclaim to the applicant be issued upon payment of the 
appraised price for the parcel. 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File No. 831-08-253.124. Staff recommended 
approval of the fill permit issued by the Board of County Commis- 
sioners of Charlotte County in meeting June 8, 1965, under provi- 
sions of Section 253.124 Florida Statutes, to fill the parcel of 
submerged land in Gasparilla Sound in Sections 2 and 11, Township 
42 South, Range 20 East, Charlotte County, which was conveyed to 
the Cape Haze Corporation under the referenced file number. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green and duly adopted, that the fill 
permit be formally approved. 



MANATEE COUNTY - File Nos . 777 and 846-41-253.124. Staff recommended 
approval of permit to fill submerged land in Sections 25 and 26, 
Township 34 South, Range 16 East, issued by the Board of County 
Commissioners of Manatee County in meeting May 17, 1965, under 
provisions of Section 253.124 Florida Statutes, to Sarasota Federal 
Savings and Loan Association, the successor in title to the three 
parcels of submerged land conveyed to N. K. Winston-Sanson Florida 
Corporation and Flamingo Cay, Incorporated, under the above- 
referenced file numbers, containing a total of 12.58 acres in 
Perico Bayou and Palma Sola Bay. The fill permit issued to the 
original grantees by the Trustees on April 25, 1961, had expired. 

No adverse effects were reported from the filling which would make 
use of spoil material from improvement of the inland waterway. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
formally approved the fill permit. 



PUTNAM COUNTY - Keeths Point Marina, Incorporated, applied for a 
commercial dock permit covering construction of a public marina 
consisting of six boat docks along the shore of the St. Johns 
River near Lake George at Georgetown, Florida. All necessary 
exhibits were received, including $100.00 processing fee. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



LAND ACQUISITION TRUST FUND - The Director asked for authorization 
to make request to the Budget Commission for release of $35,000.00 
to be transferred from the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to the 
Board of Parks and Historic Memorials for development of the 
Grayton Beach property in Walton County, Florida. The Board of 
Parks was in position to use said amount in the current fiscal 
year . 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved the 
request . 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




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ATTEST: 



DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
June 22, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 



James T. Williams Staff Member 



Upon motion duly adopted, minutes of the meetings of June 8 and 
15, 1965, were approved as presented. 



DADE COUNTY - File No. 1452-13-253.12. On May 4, 1965, the Trustees 
considered application from Ransom School, Inc., by D. Pierre G. 
Cameron, with offer of the appraised price of $3,102.00 for the 
parcel of submerged land in Biscayne Bay in Section 21, Township 
54 South, Range 41 East, City of Miami, lying southeasterly of and 
abutting Lot 13 of Munroe's Plat according to Deed Book "D", Page 
253 of the Public Records of Dade County, containing 1.03 acres, 
more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line. Notice of 
sale was published in the Miami Review, proof of publication filed 
and no objection was received. Central and Southern Florida Flood 
Control District waived objection to the sale. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised parcel to the abutting upland 
owner at the appraised price. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 544-43-253.12. On May 4, 1965, the Trustees 
considered application from Charles H. Bradshaw, Trustee, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of the appraised price of $302.48 per acre 
for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 17, 
Township 38 South, Range 42 East, containing 4.37 acres, more or 
less, lying southwesterly of and abutting parts of Government Lots 
3 and 4 of said Section 17, landward of the established bulkhead 
line in Martin County. Notice of sale was published in the Stuart 
News, proof of publication filed and no objection was received. 
Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District waived objection 
to the sale. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised parcel to the applicant at the 
appraised price. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1630-50-253.12. On May 4, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from the abutting upland owner, 
Thomas W. Finucane Corporation, with offer of $1,350.00 per acre. 



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approved by the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of 
submerged land in Lake Worth in Section 10, Township 45 South, 
Range 43 East, 3.1 acres, more or less, in the Town of Hypoluxo 
lying easterly of and abutting the North 397 feet of the South 
1080 feet of the N^ of Government Lot 2 of said Section 10, land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line in Palm Beach County. Notice 
of sale was published in the Palm Beach Post, proof of publication 
filed and no objection was received. Central and Southern Florida 
Flood Control District waived objection to the sale. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 

sale of the advertised parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1339-50-253.12. On May 4 the Trustees 
considered application from the Town of Lake Park, abutting upland 
owner, for conveyance of a parcel of sovereignty land in Lake Worth 
in Section 21, Township 42 South, Range 43 East, containing 2.748 
acres, more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line in 
the Town of Lake Park, Palm Beach County, for public recreation 
purposes. Notice of sale was published in the Sun Newspapers, 
Lake Park, Florida, proof of publication filed. 

The application stated that there was no plan to fill immediately 
except as spoil area for maintenance of the marina channel, that 
the submerged area would be used as a part of the municipal marina 
basin, approach channel and turning basin outside of the boat 
mooring area, and would ultimately be included as a part of the 
marina . 

Objections filed by several riparian owners in the adjacent munici- 
pality of Riviera Beach were based on possible devaluation of their 
residential property by use of the application area for public 
recreation. It appeared that objectors' property was formerly 
submerged land. One objector had previously applied to purchase 
the submerged land in the application prior to selling his upland 
property to the Town of Lake Park. 

Trustees' Staff recommended that objections be overruled and the 
submerged land conveyed to the Town of Lake Park for public 
purposes only with reverter provision for non-use for three years 
or use for other than public purposes. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Staff 
recommendations were approved as the action of the Trustees. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1626-64-253.12. On May 4, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application by Stanley Tizzard, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of the appraised price of $372.00 per 
acre for a parcel of submerged land in Indian River North in 
Section 2, Township 18 South, Range 34 East, containing 0.95 acre, 
more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line in the 
City of Edgewater, Volusia County. Notice of sale was published 
in the New Smyrna Beach News , proof of publication filed and no 
protest to the sale was received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale 
of the advertised parcel at the price offered. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1669-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer and 
Associates, on behalf of Oval Investment Company, the abutting 
upland owner, offered $1,120.00 per acre, the price approved by 
Trustees' Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 



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in the Indian River in Section 26, Township 22 South, Range 35 
East, containing 4.3 acres landward of the established bulkhead 
line in Brevard County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Williams and duly adopted, 
the Trustees authorized advertisement of the parcel for objections 
only. 



GEOPHYSICAL PERMITS - The following two requests for permits were 
presented: 

1. Texaco, Inc., requested permission to conduct a seismic survey 
in the Gulf of Mexico in two areas shown on map furnished with the 
application. The Board of Conservation issued Geophysical Permits 
Nos. 14 and 15 to the company for the operation. Trustees' Staff 
recommended approval insofar as the interest of the Trustees 
extends, subject to receipt of permission from Coastal Petroleum 
Company and Mobil Oil Company, holders of oil and gas lease in one 
of the survey areas. 

2. Geophysical Service, Inc., requested permission to conduct a 
seismic survey in the Gulf of Mexico between Cape San Bias and Tarpon 
Springs. The Board of Conservation issued Geophysical Permit No. 16 
to the company covering the operation. Written evidence was on file 
from Coastal Petroleum Company and Mobil Oil Company, holders of 

oil and gas lease in the area, granting permission for the survey. 
Staff recommended approval insofar as the interest of the Trustees 
extends . 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved both requests insofar 
as the interest of the Trustees extends, subject, in the first case 
above, to Texaco, Inc., furnishing receipt of permission from 
Coastal Petroleum Company and Mobil Oil Company. 



COLLIER COUNTY - Presented for formal approval were bulkhead lines 
located as follows by the Board of County Commissioners of Collier 
County by Resolution dated March 2, 1965: 

a. Second Section of Bulkhead Line. Along the North Shore of 
Marco Island adjacent to John Steven's Creek from the east end of 
the previously established First Section of Bulkhead Line approved 
by Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund October 20, 1964, Certifi- 
cate of Approval No. 11(10-20-64), easterly and southeasterly 
approximately 2706 feet, in Sections 10 and 15, Township 52 South, 
Range 26 East. 

b. Third Section of Bulkhead Line. From a point on the northeast 
shore of Barfield Bay, near Station Key, running generally westerly, 
southerly and westerly along the shore of Barfield Bay, Caxambas, 
Roberts Bay, Smokehouse Creek and Caxambas Pass to a point near 

the southwest corner of Marco Island, all in Sections 15, 16, 17, 
19, 20 and 21, Township 52 South, Range 26 East, excepting that 
portion of said shoreline known as the Pettit Property. 

c. Fourth Section of Bulkhead Line. From the west shore of 
Collier Bay at the north line of Section 7, Township 52 South, 
Range 26 East, running generally southerly, easterly and north- 
easterly around the shore of Collier Bay to a point on the east 
shore of Collier Bay at the south line of Collier City all in 
Sections 5, 7 and 8, Township 52 South, Range 26 East, excepting 
that portion of said shoreline belonging to the State of Florida. 



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Field surveys were conducted by members of the Trustees' Staff 
and the Florida Board of Conservation. There were no known 
objections to the location of the bulkhead line and approval 
was recommended. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
formally approved the bulkhead line adopted by Collier County on 
March 2, 1965, described as Second, Third and Fourth Sections of 
Bulkhead Line. 



COASTAL CONSTRUCTION PERMITS - In accordance with regulations of 
the Trustees and the Board of Conservation, the following appli- 
cations were presented and recommended by the Division of Beaches 
and Shores for coastal structures. 

1. MANATEE COUNTY - Bennett, Bishop and Passalacqua, Inc., 
Engineers, on behalf of Arvida Corporation, applied for permit 
to construct 16 groins adjacent to their property en Longboat 
Key in accordance with plans submitted with application. 

All requirements of the Division of Beaches and Shores were 
met including payment of $100.00 processing fee and surety 
bond in the amount of §9,000.00. No objections were received. 
On-the-site inspection was made and issuance of permit was 
recommended by the Division of Beaches and Shores. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
issuance of State of Florida permit to the Arvida Corporation 
for the construction in accordance with the application. 

2. PALM BEACH COUNTY - K. C. Mock and Associates, Consulting 
Engineers, on behalf of South Lake Worth Inlet District 
Commission, applied for permit to extend north and south 
jetties, enlarge and relocate present sand transfer 
facilities, extend the south bulkhead inside the inlet 
and remove existing bridge abutments (subject to approval 
of State Road Department) in accordance with plans included 
in application. 

Many letters and telegrams both for and against the project were 
carefully considered and basing the decision on the model study 
made by the Coastal Engineering Department of the University of 
Florida and the recommendations of the district and division 
engineers, the Division of Beaches and Shores recommended that 
permit fee and bond requirement be waived and that permit (DBS 
65-65) be granted subject to the specific requirements listed 
below. 

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF THE DIVISION 
OF BEACHES AND SHORES 

1. The permittee shall periodically, or when directed by the 
Division of Beaches and Shores, provide profile lines at estab- 
lished locations for a distance of one mile north of the inlet 
to insure against erosion which could be directly attributable 
to the operation of the sand transfer plant. At the same times, 
bottom profiles will be furnished for the area adjacent to and 
for a distance of 100 yeard south of the new jetty entrance and 
extending to the eastward extremity of the north jetty. 

2. Sand bypassed by the transfer plant will be placed on the 
shoreline south of the inlet in such a way as to insure 
proper distribution by the longshore currents. 

3 . Any spoil removed by the permittee from the proposed sand 
trap or other impoundment areas inside the inlet will, if suitable 



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for beach nourishment, be placed at suitable locations on the 
shorelines south of the inlet or at other iocations on the shore- 
lines as determined by the South Lake Worth Inlet District Commis- 
sion, the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County and 
the Division of Beaches and Shores of the Florida Board of 
Conservation . 

4. The permittee shall as a part of this project construct and 
maintain a suitable navigational channel for those interests inside 
the inlet who would normally enter the existing inlet channel in 
the area of the "extended bulkhead" permitted hereunder. 

5. The project permitted hereunder shall be constructed in the 
following sequence: 

a. Removal of bridge abutments (subject to approval of the 
State Road Department) 

b. Construction of jetties. 

c. Construction of sand transfer plant. 

d. Construction of navigational channel inside the inlet 
for those interests south of the "extended south bulkhead." 

e. Extension of the south bulkhead inside the inlet. 

Representatives of both the proponents and objectors were given 
an opportunity to be heard. Opposing the application, City Manager 
John Ford, Vice-Mayor L. C. Pas lay and Mack L. Ritchie, Consulting 
Engineer, of the Town of Manalapan, were present. Mr. Ritchie said 
that a factor contributing to the acute erosion of the town's 
beaches was the existing sand transfer plant and he discussed 
reports and exhibited drawings to substantiate his objections to 
the permit unless adjacent beaches were protected from loss of 
sand. He suggested incorporation into the plan of a cofferdam-like 
wall to encircle the excavation area to protect beaches to the 
north of the inlet. 

Mayor Harry Seamon of the Town of Lantana said he would like to 
concur with Manalapan in their findings. 

In answer to questions by Governor Burns, Chairman John McCoy of 
South Lake Worth Inlet District Commission and K. C. Mock, District 
Commission's Engineer, said there were objections to the cofferdam 
suggestion and that by telegram Dr. Per Bruun of the Coastal 
Engineering Department did not approve it. 

George R. Frost, Palm Beach County Engineer, officially representing 
the Board of County Commissioners, neither opponents nor proponents, 
wanted it known that the County Commission had operated this sand 
transfer plant for some thirty years and wished the following state- 
ment entered in the Trustees' records: 

"It is the position of the Board of County Commissioners of 
Palm Beach County that artificial sand transfer at the 
South Lake Worth Inlet should continue either by means of 
the present plant, unmodified, or sand transfer by means of 
a relocated plant constructed from plans approved by the 
Board of County Commissioners. In the event a relocated 
plant is approved, the volumetric acquisition and sand 
transfer capacities should exceed the capabilities of the 
present plant by the estimated loss of natural transfer 
around the seaward end of the inlet induced by the modified 
configuration of the inlet's protective jetties." 

In view of the technical questions, the Trustees desired further 
recommendation. Governor Burns said he saw merit in the request 
of the Town of Manalapan and he wanted to know how injurious the 



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project would be to the areas to the north. Mr- Faircloth was 
interested in hearing the arguments against the cofferdam 
suggestion. 

Governor Burns recommended that the Trustees refer the matter to 
Dr. Per Bruun with request for an evaluation for the Trustees of 
the effects such a structure would have on the efficiency of the 
sand transfer plant, and the effects the sand transfer plant would 
have on the beaches to the north of the inlet without this cofferdam. 

Mr. Green so moved, and the motion was adopted. The Trustees 
directed that applicants and objectors be notified of the next 
hearing within ten days if possible. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 790-05-253.124. Motion was made by Mr. 
Green, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve fill permit 
issued by the City of Melbourne under the provisions of Section 
253.124 Florida Statutes, to Jim Rathman Enterprises, Inc., to fill 
the 1.50 acre parcel of submerged land in Sections 27 and 34, Town- 
ship 27 South, Range 37 East, in the City of Melbourne, Brevard 
County, conveyed to the applicant under the referenced file number. 



MARTIN COUNTY - Application was made by Leroy Glass for approxi- 
mately 6,000 cubic yards of fill material to be dredged from 
bottoms of the St. Lucie River in Martin County for improving the 
upland property of the adjacent owners. Letters evidencing approval 
of these owners were submitted and the Board of Conservation waived 
objection to the proposed work. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
issuance of permit for the requested amount of fill material for 
$300.00 charge. 



POLK COUNTY - W. C. Van Clief, Jr., made application to remove 
approximately 400 cubic yards of fill material from Lake Lulu in 
Polk County for improvement of his upland property. The Florida 
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission waived objection. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved issuance of permit 
for the material requested for $25.00. 



MONROE COUNTY - Authority was requested to issue corrective deed 
to correct Trustees Deed No. 19259 issued to the City of Key West 
under date of April 11, 1947, which conveyed all of the submerged 
bottoms of Garrison Bight on the Island of Key West in Township 
69 South, Range 25 East, containing 91.3 acres. The minutes of 
the Trustees by which these submerged lands were sold provided 
that the deed should contain a clause restricting use of the land 
to public purposes only, and if not so used the land should revert 
to the State. The deed as issued did not contain the restrictive 
provision, and in subsequent discussions it was explained that 
omission of the restriction in the deed was an oversight as it was 
clearly intended that the land was to be used for public purposes 
only; that the minutes of the Trustees definitely set that forth 
and agreement to sell was on that basis. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of corrective deed to contain the clause 
restricting use of the land conveyed in Deed No. 19259 for public 
purposes only. 



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MONROE COUNTY - On October 6, 1964, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of easement to the City of Key West over submerged lands 
in the Bay of Florida in Section 26, Township 67 South, Range 25 
East, Monroe County, for construction of an electric transmission 
line. At the request of the city, the Trustees on November 17, 
1965 authorized an instrument to correct a transposition of figures 
in the description in said easement. 

The City of Key West applied for a second corrective instrument 
because of an error discovered in the original description which 
required a relocation of the Point of Beginning of the whole 
description. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of the corrective easement as requested. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Application was made by Lake Colony Apartments 
for State permit for construction of a commercial fishing pier in 
Lake Worth in front of Parcel A, Replat of Lots 146 through 151, 
Palm Beach Lake Worth Estates in Palm Beach County. All required 
exhibits were submitted including $100.00 processing fee. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of state commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



POLK COUNTY - Application was made by A. Roy Surles on behalf of 
Ed T. Wright, et al, for disclaimer covering a parcel of land 
containing 4.5 acres lying northerly of and abutting Government 
Lot 7, Section 25, Township 27 South, Range 23 East, Polk County, 
within or landward of the original ordinary high water mark of Lake 
Gibson and determined by the Staff to be a part of said Government 
Lot 7. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of ex parte disclaimer for $10.00 handling charge. 



REFUND - Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of refund in the amount of $7.50 to the 
University of Florida as reimbursement for a duplicate payment 
that was made to the Field Notes Section of the Trustees' Office 
and deposited for photostat copies. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

SEMINOLE COUNTY - Application was made by Seminole County for 
conveyance of six parcels of land certified to the State of Florida 
under the Murphy Act under tax sale certificate No. 2849 of August 
7, 1933, described as West 63.12 feet of Lots 4 to 9 (Less North 
21.7 feet of Lot 4 and South 38*2 feet of Lot 9) Block 3, Palm 
Terrace, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 82 and 83, Public Records 
of Seminole County. The county offered $1,300.00 for the land which 
would be consolidated with adjacent county-owned property and used 
for county purposes . 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized 
conveyance under provisions of Chapter 21684, Acts of 1943, 
without advertisement and public sale, for the amount offered. 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned, 



GOVERNOR - CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST: 




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Tallahassee, Florida 
June 29, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol, 

Present: Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 
Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting of June 22, 
1965, were approved as submitted. 



The following six applications were presented from riparian owners 
for purchase of submerged land abutting their upland properties: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1670-05-253.12. Lloyd and Associates 
on behalf of W. H. Dabbs and wife, abutting upland owners, 
offered $943.90 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, 
for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 
14, Township 30 South, Range 38 East, containing 2.92 acres, 
more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line in 
Brevard County. 

2. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1657-31-253.12. Lloyd and 
Associates on behalf of Frederick S. Sockbeson and wife, 
abutting upland owners, offered $500.00 per acre, price 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land 
in the Indian River in Section 25, Township 30 South, Range 
38 East, containing 0.67 acre, more or less, landward of 
the established bulkhead line in Indian River County. 

3. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1658-31-253.12. Lloyd and 
Associates, on behalf of Bertha M. Kjorsvik, abutting upland 
owner, offered $500.00 per acre, price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for two parcels of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 25, Township 30 South, Range 38 East, con- 
taining a total of 2.79 acres, more or less, landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Indian River County. 

4. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1673-44-253.12. William Kemp on 
behalf of Wynken-Blynken & Nod Estates, Inc., abutting upland 
owner, offered $300.00 per acre, price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Straits of 



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Florida in Section 12, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, Key- 
Largo, Monroe County, containing 3.98 acres, more or less. 

5. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1675-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates on behalf of Pen Key Club, Inc., abutting upland 
owner, offered $425.00 per acre, price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of 
Florida in Section 28, Township 63 South, Range 37 East, 
Upper Matecumbe Key, Monroe County, containing 1.01 acres, 
more or less. 

6. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1676-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, on behalf of Richard M. Peyton and wife, abutting 
upland owners, offered $300.00 per acre, or $100.00 minimum 
in this instance, for a parcel of submerged land in Largo 
Sound in Section 14, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, Key 
Largo, Monroe County, containing 0.2 acre, more or less. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
advertisement of the submerged land in the six applications above, 
for objections only. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. The Board of County Commissioners 
of Brevard County requested approval of a bulkhead line established 
by Resolution dated May 6, 1965, at the south end of Horti Point 
between Newfound Harbor and Banana River in Sections 17, 18, 19 and 
20, Township 25 South, Range 37 East, Brevard County, extending south 
from the tip of Horti Point to encompass Brady and George Islands 
and approximately 100 acres of submerged land. 

At the local hearing two objectors based protest on an anticipated 
loss of vegetated submerged bottom land. Kenneth Woodburn, Florida 
Board of Conservation biologist, reported that the bulkhead line 
was directed more southeasterly toward less vegetated flats and 
was an improvement over earlier proposals considered by the 
Trustees ' Staff and Brevard County and discouraged for conserva- 
tion reasons, that the waterfront design within the bulkhead line 
was oriented toward boating needs and better water flow within the 
interior canal. He recommended that all dredging for fill material 
be confined to areas within the bulkhead line and mainly to the 
interior canal, with diking to prevent siltation of surrounding 
bottoms . 

The Trustees' Staff made on-the-site inspection and recommended 
approval of the bulkhead line. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees formally approved 
the bulkhead line established by Brevard County on May 6, 1965. 



GLADES COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Glades County 
by Resolution adopted in regular meeting on May 10, 1965, requested 
the Trustees to make available for public purposes only two conti- 
guous parcels of reclaimed lake bottom land in Lake Okeechobee in 
Sections 19 and 30, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, containing 
a total of 16.76 acres in Glades County. The land was formerly 
in Eagle Bay Drainage District which was now defunct and all 
commissioners deceased. The land had been under the jurisdiction 
of the district and Mr. Parker recommended that as to any interest 
which might be in the Trustees, the land be dedicated for public 
purposes. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized dedication of 



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the two parcels to Glades County for public purposes only with 
reverter provision in event of non-use or use for other than 
public purposes. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Florida State Road Department made applica- 
tion for the following in connection with construction of Section 
88050-2502 State Road No. 510: 

1. Dedication for road and bridge purposes only of a parcel of 
submerged land in the Indian River in Sections 27 and 28, 
Township 31 South, Range 39 East, Indian River County. 

2. Temporary easement, to terminate April 1, 1969, for dredging 
over six areas contiguous to the parcel in "1". 

Without objection, the Trustees approved dedication and temporary 
easement to the State Road Department as requested. 



LEE COUNTY - Upon motion adoptee without objection, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of a perpetual easement requested by the 
Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District on behalf of 
the United States for spoil disposal purposes over five parcels 
of submerged land in the Caloosahatchee River in Section 25, Town- 
ship 45 South, Range 23 East, and Section 30, Township 45 South, 
Range 24 East, Lee County, necessary in improvement of the naviga- 
tion channel in the river. 



COASTAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT - In accordance with regulations of 
the Trustees and the Board of Conservation, the following appli- 
cation for coastal structures permit was recommended by the 
Division of Beaches and Shores. 

MANATEE COUNTY - John B. Benson, Jr., County Engineer of 
Manatee County, made application on behalf of the Manatee 
County Board of County Commissioners for State of Florida 
permit to construct two experimental permeable-type groins 
extending into the Gulf of Mexico adjacent to the right of 
way of State Road No. 789 on the shoreline of Anna Maria 
Island in Sections 9 and 4, Township 35 South, Range 16 East, 
Manatee County, in accordance with plans and specifications 
submitted with application. On-the-site inspection was made 
and no objections were received. The Division of Beaches 
and Shores recommended that permit fee and bond requirement 
be waived, all other requirements having been met, and that 
issuance of permit be approved. (DBS 65-66) 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
issuance of permit to the Manatee County Board of County Commis- 
sioners for construction in accordance v/ith the application. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 544-43-253.12. In connection with the sale 
to Charles H. Bradshaw, Trustee, of submerged land under the referenced 
file number, confirmed by the Trustees on June 22, Staff inadvertently 
omitted from the agenda the request for authority to issue an ex parte 
disclaimer covering all that part of Government Lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 
of Section 17, Township 38 South, Range 42 East, Martin County, 
lying landward of and between the established bulkhead line and the 
present mean high water mark boundary of said government lots, con- 
taining 20.3 acres. It was determined that loss of the 20.3 acres 
was caused by induced erosion after the cutting of St. Lucie Inlet 



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through uplands comprising a part of abutting Government Lots 2 
and 3 of Section 16 and the construction of the jetty along the 
northerly side of the artificial cut. Trustees' Staff recommended 
issuance of disclaimer. 

Mr. Parker indicated on a map an area within the meander line but 
outside the bulkhead line, which area would be quitclaimed to the 
Trustees . 

Motion was made by Mr. Conner and duly adopted that the ex parte 
disclaimer be issued as recommended. 



MONROE COUNTY - Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees 
approved application of the District Engineer, United States Corps 
of Engineers, on behalf of the United States, for perpetual ease- 
ment for deposit of spoil over two additional parcels of submerged 
land lying in the open waters of the Straits of Florida southwesterly 
of the Island of Key West, Monroe County, required by the Navy for 
additional improvement of Key West Harbor. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Motion was made by Mr. Green and adopted 
without objection, that the Trustees approve issuance of perpetual 
drainage easement to the State Road Department covering five small 
parcels of submerged bottoms of Jupiter Sound in Section 30, Town- 
ship 40 South, Range 43 East, Gomez Grant, Palm Beach County, for 
drainage ditch construction or alignment after said submerged lands 
are conveyed into private ownership and filled and developed. The 
riparian owners consented to the easement. 



ST. JOHNS COUNTY - The St. Augustine Airport Authority requested 
additional area to be included in the perpetual easement granted 
by the Trustees on April 27, 1965, across unsurveyed marsh lands 
and submerged bottoms in Section 25, Township 6 South, Range 29 East, 
St. Johns County, to be used by the Authority for access canal. 
Request was made for right of way of 400 feet instead of 300 feet, 
and a turning area with a radius of 500 feet adjacent to the upland 
ownership. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted the additional area 
in the perpetual easement with provision for reverter in event 
of non-use or use for other purposes. 



SANTA ROSA COUNTY - Upon motion adopted without objection, the 
Trustees approved dedication to the State Road Department for road 
and bridge purposes only of a parcel of submerged land in Blackwater 
Bay in Sections 13, 23 and 24, Township 1 North, Range 28 West, 
Santa Rosa County, for the construction of Section 58002-2401 State 
Road No. 8 (IR-10) . 



BREVARD COUNTY - Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of commercial dock permit for $100.00 fee to 
Dickerson Marine Center and Dickerson Engineering Sales Co., Inc., 
for extension of an existing dock, a new dock and finger piers in 
Eau Gallie River at 905 Harbor City Boulevard, in Eau Gallie, 
Brevard County, and for dredging to improve navigation. All 
necessary exhibits were received including $100.00 processing 
fee, and no objections were made. 



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PINELLAS COUNTY - Upon motion adopted without objection, the 
Trustees authorized issuance of commercial dock permit to N. W. 
Carter for construction of a dock in Mandalay Channel at Lots 31 
and 32, Unit 5-A, Island Estates in Clearwater, Pinellas County. 
The dock was approved by Pinellas County Water and Navigation 
Control Authority and written consent from adjacent owners was 
filed. Application to the Trustees was in order and $100.00 
processing fee tendered. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - Without objection, the Trustees approved applica- 
tion made by the City of Sarasota on behalf of the Sarasota Sailing 
Squadron, Inc., for a commercial dock permit covering construction 
of a wooden pier in Sarasota Bay in front of property owned by 
the City of Sarasota on City Island. All necessary exhibits were 
received, including $100.00 processing fee and written consent 
from adjacent owners. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - A matter listed on the agenda with reference 
to the Ft. Pierce Port and Terminal Company was deferred for the 
reason that the Governor and the Attorney General were not present 
on this date. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - Authority was requested to use $260.00 of 
Trustees ' funds by the Department of Anthropology of the Univer- 
sity of Florida under the direction of Dr. Charles H. Fairbanks, 
for cleaning and preserving certain salvaged materials and artifacts 
that were placed there for treatment. The Director said that this 
amount would enable the present cleaning and preserving work to 
be continued through July pending consideration and adoption of 
new policies and procedures which might be recommended to the Board 
of Antiquities by the newly created Antiquities Advisory Commission 
under the provisions of Chapter 65-300, Acts of 1965. 

In answer to Mr. Williams' question regarding an appropriation for 
the Advisory Commission, the Director advised that the Legislature 
made no appropriation and the Trustees were authorized to use any 
available funds not otherwise allocated to assist the Board of 
Antiquities in carrying out its duties under this Act. 

Comptroller Green said he thought permit fees should be charged 
for salvage operations. Mr. Conner mentioned correspondence from 
some persons who felt that salvage rights were being reserved only 
to the large operators. He said that a number of small local 
groups might object to paying permit fees which might be charged 
to professional salvors. It was suggested that recommendations 
on the matter be formulated and referred to the Advisory Commission. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees granted request 
for $260.00 of Trustees' funds for use by the Department of Anthro- 
pology of the University of Florida for treatment and preservation 
of salvaged items as requested. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Equipment. Upon motion adopted without objection, 
the Trustees authorized purchase of one Remington-Rand printing 
calculator at net cost of $448.00 for use in the fiscal and 
accounting section of the office of the Trustees, to replace a 
machine used approximately fifteen years which would be traded 
in. Uncommitted funds were available in the current budget for 
the item. 



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SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
Report No. 868 listing one regular bid for sale of land in Alachua 
County under Chapter 18296, the Murphy Act, and authorized execu- 
tion of deed pertaining thereto. 



REFUND - Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of refund in the amount of $11.00 tendered 
by Anderson, Rush, Dean and Lowndes for release of oil and minerals 
reserved in Osceola County Murphy Act Deed No. 703. The applicant 
withdrew its request for release of the reservation. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



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COMPTROLLER - ACTING CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR-SECRETARY 

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Tallahassee, Florida 
July 6, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 



Robert C. Parker Director 



On motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting of June 29, 
1965, were approved as submitted. 



The following six applications were presented from riparian owners 
for purchase of submerged land abutting their upland property: 

1. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1672-31-253.12. Lloyd and 
Associates on behalf of John D. Cole, et al, abutting upland 
owners, offered $200.00 per acre, price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River 
in Sections 28 and 29, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, 
containing 18.99 acres, more or less, landward of the 
bulkhead line in Indian River County. 

2. MANATEE COUNTY - File No. 1646-41-253.12. Daniel, Woodward 
and Stewart on behalf of Raymond Mulloy, abutting upland owner, 
offered $800.00 per acre, value reported by Staff Appraiser, 
for a parcel of submerged land in Manatee River in Section 

20, Township 34 South, Range 17 East, containing 0.44 acre, 
more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line in 



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Manatee County. 

3. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1656-44-253.12. Schuler & Associates, 
Inc., on behalf of Riviera Drive-in Theatre, Inc., abutting 
upland owner, offered $425.00 per acre, price approved by 
Staff Appraiser, for a tract of submerged land in the Straits 
of Florida in Section 35, Township 67 South, Range 25 East, 
Stock Island, containing 31.14 acres, more or less, in 
Monroe County. 

4. MONROE COUNTY - FileNo. 1664-44-253.12. E. R. Brownell on 
behalf of Mario Lacedonia, abutting upland owner, offered 
$300.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, for a 
parcel of submerged land in the Straits of Florida in Sections 
19 and 20, Township 65 South, Range 34 East, Grassy Key, 
containing 4.1 acres, more or less, in Monroe County. 

5. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1667-50-253.12. Brockway, Weber 
and Brockway on behalf of Flying Cloud Enterprises, Inc., 

the abutting upland owner, offered $1,500.00 per acre, price 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land 
in Lake Worth in Section 10, Township 45 South, Range 43 East, 
containing 1.908 acres, more or less, in the Town of Hypoluxo 
landward of the established bulkhead line, in Palm Beach 
County. 

6. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1668-50-253.12. Brockway, Weber 
and Brockway on behalf of Flying Cloud Enterprises, Inc., 

the abutting upland owner, offered $1,500.00 per acre, price 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land 
in Lake Worth in Section 15, Township 45 South, Range 43 
East, containing 1.125 acres, more or less, in the City of 
Boynton Beach landward of the established bulkhead line in 
Palm Beach County. 

On motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
advertisement of the submerged land in the six applications above 
for objections only. 



SHELL LEASES - On motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the 
Trustees accepted as information the following report of remit- 
tances received by the State Board of Conservation for the month 
of June from holders of shell leases: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount 

1917 Ft. Myers Shell & Dredging Co. $ 1,668.98 

1788 Benton & Company, Inc. 13,582.06 

1703 Bay Dredging & Constr. Co. 5,850.62 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. 3,974.14 



BREVARD COUNTY - In connection with construction of Section 70100- 
2509, State Road No. 520, in Brevard County, the State Road Depart- 
ment made application for (1) dedication of a parcel of submerged 
land in the Indian River in Sections 33 and 34, Township 24 South, 
Range 36 East, for road right of way purposes, and (2) temporary 
easement to terminate June 28, 1969, for dredging over two areas 
in Sections 27, 28, 33 and 34 in Township 24 South, Range 36 East, 
Brevard County. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of dedication and temporary easement as requested by 



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the State Road Department. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 790-05-253.12. Upon motion by Mr. Green, 
duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved fill permit issued 
by the City of Melbourne to Walter A. Fordyce under the provisions 
of Section 253.124 Florida Statutes, to fill 2.55 acres of sub- 
merged land in Section 34, Township 27 South, Range 37 East, in 
the City of Melbourne, Brevard County, which was previously 
conveyed to the applicant under the referenced file number. 



LEE COUNTY - Request was received from Caldwell, Pacetti, Foster 
and Barrow, attorneys for and on behalf of East County Water 
Control District, a drainage district, that the Trustees, sitting 
as the Board of Drainage Commissioners of the State of Florida, 
approve the issuance of District Refunding Bonds in the amount of 
$280,000.00, said approval being required under the provisions of 
Section 298.47 Florida Statutes. 

The Director said that the information furnished with the request 
had been examined and appeared to be in order . 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and duly adopted, the Trustees, 
sitting as the Board of Drainage Commissioners of the State of 
Florida, pursuant to the provisions of Section 298.47 Florida 
Statutes, approved the issuance of bonds in the amount of $280,000.00 
as requested by East County Water Control District. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District made application for 130-foot right of way easement for 
secondary canal purposes through land of the Trustees described as 
the North 130 feet of Sections 32, 33 less that part in the NE^ 
of NW% of NE%, and Section 34, Township 46 South, Range 35 East, 
containing a total of 45.3 acres, more or less, in Palm Beach 
County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
granted perpetual right of way easement to the District as requested. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Staff recommended issuance of commercial dock 
permit to Joseph F. Desmond for an extension to an existing dock 
in Clearwater Harbor at Lot 5, Block "A", Barbour Morrow Subdivi- 
sion at Clearwater Beach, which was approved by the Pinellas County 
Water and Navigation Control Authority. All required exhibits were 
submitted, including $100.00 processing fee. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The St. Lucie Historical Commission , a quasi- 
public body, requested permission to retain certain salvaged 
treasure items for an additional two months for display in the 
City Utility Building in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County. The 
Trustees authorized loan of the items on February 2, 1965 for 
exhibit through February, March and April and granted two months' 
extension on May 4. Additional time was requested due to 
increased attendance at the exhibit from summer tourists. Adequate 
security and safeguards were assured. 

Without objection, the Trustees granted permission for exhibit of 
the items for two additional months under the loan arrangement. 



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ST. LUCIE COUNTY -(Deed No. 21592) The Trustees on June 11, 1957, 
approved sale of 64.4 acres of submerged land in the Indian River 
appraised at $2,060.00 per acre to Fort Pierce Port and Terminal 
Company, the upland owner, for the consideration of $50.00 per 
acre in recognition of the contemplated use and development of the 
land for port and terminal purposes and the public benefits that 
would flow therefrom to the citizens of the City of Fort Pierce 
and St. Lucie County as evidenced by resolutions submitted to the 
Trustees from the Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County, 
Ft. Pierce Port Authority, the City of Ft. Pierce and Ft. Pierce 
Chamber of Commerce. Approval of sale was conditioned upon agree- 
ment being entered into between purchaser and Trustees providing 
for deposit of $50,000 in escrow or performance bond satisfactory 
to the Trustees requiring completion by the purchaser within three 
years from the date of the agreement of Phase I of its plan of 
port development of said submerged lands in accordance with plans 
thereof prepared by Alton A. Register and Associates, Engineers, 
of Fort Pierce. The agreement was entered into between the 
purchaser and the Trustees on September 24, 1957, and the 
purchaser elected to furnish performance bond. 

The purchaser, having failed to complete Phase I of the develop- 
ment plan within the three-year period set forth in the agreement, 
requested and was granted three extensions of time within which 
to complete the construction of Phase I, the last of which was 
granted on March 6, 1963, and expired September 23, 1964. The 
purchaser, having failed to request additional extension of time 
prior to September 24, 1964, was advised on January 20, 1965, that 
in the event the work called for in Phase I had not been completed 
as of September 24, 1964, the conditions of the performance bond 
had not been complied with and, therefore, the bonding company 
could be required to comply with the bond obligations. On February 
25, 1965, the purchaser acting through Horace S. Miller, Vice 
President of the company, made formal request for extension of 
time for a period of two years from September 24, 1964, within 
which to complete Phase I of the development plan. The views of 
the local governmental agencies, including Ft. Pierce Port 
Authority, were requested and they advised that their primary 
objective was to secure minimum port facilities for that area, 
which was the primary purpose to be derived from the development 
of the submerged land which was sold by the Trustees for a nominal 
consideration. 

In an effort to give maximum assurance for completion of Phase I, 
the Ft. Pierce Port and Terminal Company was advised that the 
Staff would consider recommending to the Trustees an extension of 
time for two years from September 24, 1964, for completion of 
Phase I conditioned upon increase of the performance bond to the 
sum of $100,000.00. The response to this suggestion was negative 
and in the absence of any additional assurance from the company 
that they fully intended to complete construction of Phase I 
within the requested extension of time, the Staff recommended that 
the bond in the sum of $50,000 be declared forfeited for failure 
to comply with the conditions set forth therein. This procedure 
would enable the Trustees to realize a more realistic consideration 
for the parcel of land. 

In the consideration of this recommendation, the Director felt it 
was appropriate to call the Board's attention to the fact that upon 
payment of the $50,000 by the bonding company the Trustees would 
be required, under the terms of the Deposit Agreement of September 
24, 1957, to execute and deliver to the purchaser a release or 
waiver of the restrictive clause in the deed which limited the use 
of the land purchased to port and terminal facilities and other 



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associated commercial and industrial project. 

Charles A. Williams, Counsel for Fort Pierce Port and Terminal 
Company, and Horace S. Miller, Vice-President, appeared before the 
Board on this date. Mr. Williams discussed a little of the history 
of the corporation, the change of ownership and management in 1962 
under the same corporate name, the suit brought by some stockholders 
in 1963 which was resolved recently in his client's favor. He said 
that a large investment of capital had been made, filling had been 
done in the Phase I area as well as other areas, and that an exten- 
sion had not been applied for because of an oversight. While there 
was no immediate prospect of tenancy, he said negotiations were 
under way with a number of prospective port users, that piers and 
warehouses should be constructed with the specific needs of tenants 
in mind, and that a depth of 35 feet was requested by one party. 
His clients felt that an increased bond would jeopardize working 
funds. The Director thought that the doubled bond would be no 
penalty if Phase I of the plan was completed. 

Mr. Green commented that it was a project which could be a public 
benefit but the Board had received no progress reports. To prove 
that progress was being made, Mr. Williams offered to submit 
monthly statements. 

Governor Burns pointed out that the project had dragged on since 
1957. As it appeared that this could be a land speculative venture 
carried on in the guise of being in the public interest, he thought 
the Trustees should make rigid requirements if the contract were 
continued. The Governor also said that if the amount of the per- 
formance bond were doubled, from a monetary standpoint the premium 
would be a very cheap way to hold the land. 

Mr. Williams then asked if the Cabinet would allow an extension of 
six months, and let the company come back before the Board again. 
The objective to provide port facilities had not been achieved 
and none of the members expressed approval of an additional 
extension of time on the terms requested. 

Upon motion made by the Governor and seconded by Treasurer Williams, 
that the extension of two years from September 24, 1964 be granted 
on condition that the bond be increased to $100,000.00 as recommended 
by the Staff, the vote in favor of the motion was unanimous. In 
the event the Fort Pierce Port and Terminal Company should not 
accept the bond increase, Mr. Parker was instructed to bring the 
matter back to the Trustees. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

REFUND - On motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of refund of $10.00 to Michael Shores whose 
application for release of state road right of way reservation 
contained in Dade County Murphy Act Deed No. 1144 was withdrawn. 



On motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




ATTEST: C^^VW^&T^ (%&%L^ 
DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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G£J«£n 



OR -^ CHAIRMAN 



Tallahassee, Florida 
July 13, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol, 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



James T. Williams Staff Member 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the minutes of 
the meeting of July 6, 1965, as submitted. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1529-05-253.12. On May 25, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application of H. C. Kirk and wife, abutting 
upland owners, with offer of the appraised price of $1,008.00 per 
acre for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 
26, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, containing 9.2 acres, more 
or less, landward of the established bulkhead line in Brevard 
County. Notice of sale was published in the Titusville Star- 
Advocate, proof of publication filed and no objection received. 

On motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees con- 
firmed sale of the advertised parcel of land to the applicants 
at the price offered. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1642-05-253.12. On May 11, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application of M. T. Broyhill Enterprises, et 
al, abutting upland owners, with offer of $1,500.00 per acre, price 
approved by the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in 
the Indian River in Section 10, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, 
containing 5.70 acres, more or less, lying east of U. S. Highway 
No. 1 landward of the established bulkhead line in the City of 
Titusville, Brevard County. Notice of sale was published in the 
Titusville Star-Advocate, proof of publication filed and no 
objection was received. 

On motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale 
of the advertised parcel to the applicants at the price offered. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1648-05-253.12. On May 17, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application of Roy F. Roberts, the abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $1,500.00 per acre, price approved by 
Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 22, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, lying east 
of U. S. Highway No. 1, containing 4.2 acres, more or less, land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line in the City of Titusville, 
Brevard County. Notice of sale was published in the Titusville 
Star-Advocate, proof of publication filed. 

Staff recommended that an objection filed by Mrs. Meta Darmstadt 
be overruled because the upland of the applicant and those uplands 
adjacent thereto were very narrow in width, in fact only 67 feet 
between the easterly right of way line of U. S. Highway No. 1 and 



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the mean high water mark of the Indian River. The area was zoned 
tourist-business . 

Mr. Conner said that while the parcel would protrude from the 
present shoreline, it was within the bulkhead line fixed by the 
city and formally approved by the Trustees . 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, seconded by Mr. Conner and adopted 
unanimously, the Trustees overruled the objection and confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to Mr. Roberts at the price offered. 



CITRUS COUNTY - File No. 1644-09-253.12. On May 25, 1965, the 
Trustees considered the application of John F. Stoney, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $330.00 per acre, price approved by 
Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Crystal 
River in Section 29, Township 18 South, Range 17 East, containing 
a net area of 2.3 acres, more or less, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Citrus County. Notice of sale was published in 
the Citrus County Chronicle, Inverness, Florida, proof of publi- 
cation filed and no protest received. 

On motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to Mr. Stoney at the price offered. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1637-31-253.12. On May 25, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application from Henry C. Storch, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $723.66 per acre, price approved by 
the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in the Indian River in Section 6, Township 31 South, Range 39 East, 
containing 0.217 acre, more or less, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in the City of Sebastian, Indian River County. 
Notice of sale was published in the Indian River News, proof of 
publication filed, and no objection was received. 

On motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees con- 
firmed sale of the advertised parcel to Mr. Storch at the price 
offered. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1652-31-253.12. On May 17, 1965, 
the Trustees considered an application presented by Charles Herring 
on behalf of Bjarne Ursin, et al, and authorized advertisement for 
objections only of all of those submerged lands in the Indian River 
and Sebastian Inlet in Sections 20 and 29, Township 30 South, Range 
39 East, Indian River County, lying southeasterly, southerly and 
northwesterly of a peninsula of land created from spoil material 
dredged from said Inlet, all lying within a given perimeter descrip- 
tion and containing a net area of 40.65 acres, more or less. Notice 
of sale was published in the News-Journal, Vero Beach, Florida, 
proof of publication filed and no protest received. 

On May 17 the Trustees authorized issuance of disclaimer covering 
30.65 acres of sovereignty land shown in red on the map, filled 
prior to January 1949 by spoil from dredging of Sebastian Inlet. 

It had been agreed by all parties concerned that the applicants 
would convey to Indian River County for park and recreational 
purposes all of the filled area and abutting submerged land lying 
southerly of the north line of said Section 29 together with an 
access strip 145 feet wide along the northwesterly side of the 
filled area and including the abutting submerged bottoms in 
Section 20, Township 30 South, Range 39 East. The applicants 
would retain title to a portion of the filled area containing 
13.79 acres and those submerged bottoms southeasterly of said 
portion of the filled area containing 11.58 acres in said Section 

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20. On the map it was noted where spoil material was deposited 
in front of uplands, cutting off the riparian owner from the 
water. Future spoiling would eventually create a considerable 
park area and the county would have an easement for pipe line for 
filling with material from the navigation improvement project. 

Staff recommended confirmation of the sale on the basis explained 
and approved on May 17 with the understanding that the entire 
40.65 acre tract would be conveyed for a consideration of $2,316.00, 
or $200.00 per acre appraised value for the 11.58 acres title to 
which would be retained by the applicant. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, and unanimously adopted, that the 
sale be confirmed on the basis recommended by the Staff. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1651-44-253.12. On May 25, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application of Chester Flancher, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $425.00 per acre, approved by the 
Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land containing 0.23 
acre, more or less, in the Bay of Florida in Section 28, Township 
63 South, Range 37 East, Upper Matecumbe Key in Monroe County. 
Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of 
publication filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted unanimously, the sale was con- 
firmed to the abutting upland owner at the price offered. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1647-64-253.12. On May 17, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application of Anne H. Ehney, abutting upland 
owner, with offer of $372.00 per acre, price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Indian 
River North containing 0.4 acre, more or less, in Section 2, Town- 
ship 18 South, Range 34 East, City of Edgewater, Volusia County, 
landward of the established bulkhead line. Notice of sale was 
published in the New Smyrna Beach News, proof of publication filed 
in the Trustees' office. 

An objection was filed by Ferdinand Cheisa of New Jersey who 
questioned how the sale would affect his access, navigability 
and view. Other sales had been made in the zone and ordinances 
of the City of Edgewater would apply and control use of the land. 
A portion of the parcel of sovereignty land sought for purchase 
was filled by spoil deposit from Intracoastal Waterway dredging. 
Staff did not consider the objection valid and recommended 
confirmation of the sale. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised land to the applicant at the price approved 
by the Staff Appraiser. 



The following two applications were presented from abutting upland 
owners desiring to purchase submerged land riparian to their 
property. 

1. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1677-44-253.12. Phillips Surveying 
and Engineering, Inc., on behalf of Allied Electrical Co., 
Inc., abutting upland owner, offered $425.00 per acre, the 
price approved by Trustees' Staff Appraiser , for a parcel of 
submerged land in the Straits of Florida containing 0.90 
acre, more or less, in Section 36, Township 67 South, Range 
25 East, Stock Island, Monroe County. 



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2. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 583-05-253.12. Theodore R. Robbins, 
abutting upland owner, offered $1,500.00 per acre, the 
appraised price approved by the Trustees' Staff Appraiser, 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 3, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, con- 
taining 3.68 acres, more or less, in the City of Titusville, 
Brevard County, landward of the established bulkhead line. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, that the land 
in the two applications be advertised for objections only. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. The Board of County Commissioners 
of Brevard County by Resolution adopted May 6, 1965, amended a 
bulkhead line in Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 20 and 21 in Township 26 
South, Range 37 East, on the west shore of the Banana River, 
Merritt Island, where the bulkhead line had been previously set 
one foot offshore. The amended line was about five miles in 
length and located a distance of 180 feet riverward of the east 
right of way of State Road No. 3. 

There was considerable public interest in the bulkhead line amend- 
ment and local hearings were well attended. Petitions and letters 
received by the Trustees' office showed that proponents favored 
the change because it would provide usable property depths for 
residential development east of State Road No. 3. Opponents 
wished no change made. 

The Board of Conservation reported no objection to the amended 
bulkhead line provided dredging in the shallow grassy flats would 
be limited to needed navigational channels. A field inspection 
was made by the Staff which recommended approval of the amended 
line with the understanding that all dredging permits would be 
reviewed by the Board of Conservation. 

On motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the amended 
bulkhead line established by the Board of County Commissioners of 
Brevard County on May 6, 1965, with the proviso as to future 
dredging recommended by the Staff and the Board of Conservation. 



COLLIER COUNTY - Bulkhead Lines. Staff recommended formal approval 
of the bulkhead lines established by the Board of County Commissioners 
of Collier County, described below, for which all required exhibits 
were submitted to the Trustees' office. 

1. Bulkhead Line in the Cocahatchee River in the Southwest one- 
quarter of Section 16, Township 48 South, Range 25 East, 
established April 20, 1965, by Resolution of the Board of 
County Commissioners of Collier County. 

2. Bulkhead Line in the Cocahatchee River in the North one-half 
of Section 21, Township 48 South, Range 25 East, established 
June 1, 1965, by Resolution of the Board of County Commis- 
sioners of Collier County. 

3. Marco Island Bulkhead Line, known as Bulkhead Line Section 
Five, located between previously established Bulkhead Line 
Section Two and Bulkhead Line Section Three, in Sections 
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 23 and 24, Township 52 South, Range 
26 East, established June 15, 1965, by Resolution of the 
Board of County Commissioners of Collier County. 

No objections were received to the above lines which were fixed for 
land in private ownership. In Collier County a biologist of the 



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State Board of Conservation served on the bulkhead committee. 
The Board of Conservation reported no objection. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the bulk- 
head lines established by Collier County on April 20, June 1 and 
June 15, 1965, as listed above. 



LEE COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. The Board of County Commissioners of 
Lee County established a segment of bulkhead line qn June 9, 1965, 
between Twin Palm Estates and Georgetown on the east shore of the 
Caloosahatchee River in Government Lot 2, Section 3, Township 46 
South, Range 24 East. The line 450.19 feet long straightened 
out the shoreline by eliminating a pocket between seawalled 
properties. There were no objections at the local level or from 
the Board of Conservation. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved the bulkhead line established by Lee County on June 9, 
1965. 



BREVARD COUNTY - The Trustees, acting in their official capacity 
as the Board of Drainage Commissioners of the State of Florida 
under provisions of Section 298.12 Florida Statutes, were requested 
by Attorney Norman J. Smith on behalf of landowners in Crane Creek 
Drainage District to make two appointments of supervisors for the 
district because pursuant to advertised call in 1964 and 1965 there 
was less than a quorum of landowners present and insufficient 
acreage represented at each meeting, and no legal election of 
supervisors could be had by the local group. 

The Board was requested to appoint Clark J. Strohmer to succeed 
himself as supervisor of the district for a three-year term 
effective from the expiration of his term, July 2, 1965. Also, 
the Board was requested to appoint Kelly George, whose term expired 
July 2, 1964, to succeed himself. The Staff recommended that the 
appointment of Mr. George be for the balance of the three-year 
term which commenced on July 2, 1964. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees, as 
the Board of Drainage Commissioners of the State of Florida, 
appointed as supervisors of Crane Creek Drainage District Clark 
J. Strohmer for a three-year term commencing July 2, 1965, and 
Kelly George for the remainder of the three-year term which 
commenced July 2, 1964, and would terminate July 2, 1967. 



LAKE COUNTY - James A. Livingston on behalf of Harvey B. Cubbage 
applied for state permit for a commercial dock to be constructed 
in Lake Eustis in front of the Lakeshore Acres Motel in the City 
of Eustis, Lake County. All required exhibits and $100.00 
processing fee were submitted. There were no known objections. 

On motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of commercial dock permit to the applicant for $100.00 
fee . 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The County of Pinellas applied for a state 
permit to construct an artificial reef off St. Petersburg Beach 
approximately 9.7 nautical miles west of Pass-a-Grille Beach at 
20° 4' 3" North Latitude and 83° 55' 4" West Longitude. The 
Board of Conservation approved the reef site and recommended 



See 
Minutes 
Oct. 19, 

1965 



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construction method. Staff recommended approval subject to 
receipt of the usual processing fee. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of permit for the artificial reef subject to receipt of 
the $50.00 fee. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - File No. 905-52-253.124. Staff recommended 
formal approval of extension of time for 180 days from July 11, 
1965, for fill permit No. PDFB 116 granted by Pinellas County 
Water and Navigation Control Authority in meeting on June 22, 1965, 
under provisions of Section 253.124, Florida Statutes, to fill the 
19.06 acres of submerged land conveyed to applicants Charles B. 
Thacher and the Estate of Marie Thacher under the referenced file 
number. 

Upon motion of Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved the 180-day extension of time for the fill permit granted 
by the Pinellas County Authority to the applicants. 



MONROE COUNTY - Neblett and Sauer on behalf of Mrs. Ida Elizabeth 
Von Paulsen and Norvin G. Maloney, grantees in Trustees' Deed No. 
21088 dated December 2, 1955, which was lost prior to recording, 
requested issuance of a duplicate deed. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
duplicate deed for $10.00 handling charge. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

On motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report 
No. 869 listing two regular bids for sale of land in Alachua and 
Taylor Counties under provisions of the Murphy Act, and authorized 
execution of deeds pertaining thereto. 



On motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




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GOVERNOR - CHAIRMAN 




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STAFF MEMBER 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
July 20, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The following six applications were presented from abutting upland 
owners for purchase of submerged lands riparian to their 
ownerships: 

1. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1685-31-253.12. S. P. Musick, 
Land Surveyor, on behalf of Glenn E. Smith and wife, et al, 
abutting upland owners, offered $200.00 per acre, price 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land 
in the Indian River in Section 33, Township 30 South, Range 
39 East, landward of the established bulkhead line, 
containing 1.734 acres in the Ambersand Beach area, in 
Indian River County. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1683-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney- 
Post Associates, Inc., on behalf of Theodore W. Schmitt and 
wife, abutting upland owners, offered $300.00 per acre, or 
$100.00 minimum, price approved by the Staff Appraiser, for 
a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in Section 
23, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, containing 0.28 acres, 
more or less, Key Largo, in Monroe County. 

3. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1684-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney- 
Post Associates, Inc., on behalf of Harry Simonhoff and wife, 
the abutting upland owners, offered $250.00 per acre, price 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land 
in the Straits of Florida in Sections 16 and 21, Township 

60 South, Range 40 East, containing 5.92 acres, more or less, 
at Key Largo, Monroe County. 

4. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1686-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, Inc., on behalf of Thomas N. Beach, abutting 
upland owner, offered $425.00 per acre, price approved by 
Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the 
Straits of Florida in Section 15, Township 64 South, Range 
36 East, containing 0.38 acre, more or less, at Lower 
Matecumbe Key in Monroe County. 

5. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1688-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, Inc., on behalf of Lorn D. Dunham, abutting upland 
owner, offered $350.00 per acre, price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of Florida 
in Section 12, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, containing 
0.39 acre, more or less, at Key Largo in Monroe County. 

6. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1689-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney- 
Post Associates, Inc., on behalf of Frankee Laidlaw, abutting 
upland owner, offered $425.00 per acre, price approved by 



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the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the 
Bay of Florida in Section 28, Township 63 South, Range 37 
East, containing 0.27 acre, more or less, at Upper Matecumbe 
Key in Monroe County. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Fa ire loth, seconded and adopted, 
the Trustees authorized advertisement of the submerged land in 
the six applications above, for objections only. 



BROWARD COUNTY - In meeting November 17, 1964, the Trustees 
granted to Sunniland Pipe Line Company, Inc., an easement across 
Trustees' land in Broward County for construction of a Ah inch 
pipe line which would be used to transport petroleum products from 
the Sunniland Field in Collier County to Port Everglades, Florida. 
On July 19, 1965, McCune, Hiaasen, Crum and Ferris, attorneys of 
Fort Lauderdale, made application for authority to permit Sunniland 
Pipe Line Company, Inc., to construct a 6-inch pipe line across 
the same land of the Trustees described in Agreement No. 2076 dated 
December 9, 1964. It was understood that Central and Southern 
Florida Flood Control District was working with the applicant on 
requirements to prevent any possible damage from leakage, and 
similar requirements would be contained also in the Trustees' 
agreement. 

The Trustees approved the request and granted authority for instal- 
lation of the 6-inch pipe line across the same land over which the 
4^-inch pipe line was previously authorized, at the consideration 
of $35.00 per acre annual rental, with terms and conditions to be 
contained in an agreement to be executed by and between the 
Trustees and Sunniland Pipe Line Company, Inc. 



COLLIER COUNTY - File No. 1690-11-253.129. Upon motion duly adopted, 
the Trustees authorized issuance of disclaimer for $10.00 charge 
under the provisions of Section 253.129 Florida Statutes, to 
Clarence Habermehl and wife, covering 0.34 acre parcel of sover- 
eignty land filled prior to May 29, 1951, lying in Goodland Bay 
in Section 18, Township 52 South, Range 27 East, Collier County. 



DADE COUNTY - File No. 1687-13-253.129. Upon motion duly adopted, 
the Trustees authorized issuance of disclaimer for $10.00 charge 
under the provisions of Section 253.129 Florida Statutes to 
Maricopa Corporation covering a 3.07 acre parcel of sovereignty 
land filled prior to June 11, 1957, lying in Section 22, Township 
54 South, Range 41 East, Dade County. 



DADE COUNTY - Staff recommended approval of application of Eugene 
R. Maple for state commercial dock permit for construction of a 
concrete bulkhead and mooring piles in the Miami River in front 
of Lots 15, 16 and 17, Block 109N, City of Miami, in Section 37, 
Township 54 South, Range 41 East, Dade County, for which all 
required exhibits and $100.00 processing fee were submitted. 

In answer to question by Mr. Green, the Director stated that the 
construction would not constitute interference with the naviga- 
tion channel. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of the 
permit requested. 



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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - The Trustees, in their official capacity as 
the Board of Drainage Commissioners of the State of Florida, were 
requested by Mrs. Joanne E. Blackburn, Secretary of the Board of 
Supervisors of Southwest Tampa Storm Sewer Drainage District, to 
appoint Richard E. Knight under provisions of Section 298.12 Florida 
Statutes, to succeed himself as supervisor for a three-year term 
from the expiration of his current term on July 9, 1965. Pursuant 
to duly advertised call for meeting of the landowners of the 
District, the 42 who attended represented less than a majority 
of the 9,300 acres of land in the District and no legal election 
of supervisor could be had. Those present recommended that Mr. 
Knight be reappointed. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, the Trustees as 
the Board of Drainage Commissioners of the State appointed 
Richard E. Knight for a three-year term as supervisor of Southwest 
Tampa Storm Sewer Drainage District from July 9, 1965, the 
expiration of his previous term. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1441-31-253.124. Upon motion by 
Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees formally 
approved fill permit issued to George Boone by the Board of County 
Commissioners of Indian River County under the provisions of 
Section 253.124 Florida Statutes to fill the 0.555 acre parcel 
of submerged land purchased by the applicant under the referenced 
file number. 



LAKE COUNTY - Robert G. Stubbs applied for approximately 400 cubic 
yards of fill material from Lake Dora to improve his upland property 
described as the East 80 feet of the West 150 feet less the North 
15 feet thereof, of Block 6, Sylvan Shores Subdivision in Mount 
Dora, Lake County. All required exhibits were submitted including 
minimum fee in the amount of $25.00. The Game and Fresh Water Fish 
Commission investigated the dredge site and reported no objection 
to the permit with the usual stipulations as to dredging. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of the 
permit for removal of the amount of material requested. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - South Florida Conservancy District requested 
use of the North 215 feet of the East 307 feet of the N^ of SW% 
of NW% of NW% of Section 20, Township 43 South, Range 37 East, 
1.51 acres in Palm Beach County, on which to relocate their office 
and base of operations. 

The Trustees had previously dedicated said Section 20 for the use 
of the Glades Correctional Institution which recommended that the 
request be granted as certain benefits would accrue to the Insti- 
tution from use of the parcel by the District. 

The Director recommended that the parcel be dedicated for use by 
the South Florida Conservancy District for as long as needed, with 
reverter clause, and that an appropriate instrument be prepared 
by the office of the Attorney General. 

The recommendations of the Staff were accepted as the action of 
the Board. 



WAKULLA COUNTY - The Town of St. Marks, Wakulla County, applied 
for a state permit for construction of two artificial reefs to be 
located as follows: 



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Reef A - 9,300 yards South of St. Marks in Apalachee Bay 
at 30° North Latitude and 84° 9" 15" West Longitude, and 

Reef B - 15,100 yards Southeast of St. Marks in Apalachee 
Bay at 30° North Latitude and 84° 3' 9" .Vest Longitude. 

The Board of Conservation reviewed and approved the application. 
All required exhibits were submitted to the Trustees' office. The 
installation would not constitute a menace to navigation in the 
area. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance 
of artificial reef permit to the Town of St. Marks for $50.00 
processing fee. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - By motion made by Mr. Green and duly adopted, the 
Trustees agreed to advance to the Board of Commissioners of State 
Institutions a sum not in excess of $20,000.00 to be used for soil 
testing and borings at the site of the Larson building to be built 
in the Capital Center. It was further agreed that these funds 
would be reimbursed to the Trustees by the Board of Commissioners 
of State Institutions upon issuance of the revenue certificates for 
construction of this new state office building to be named in honor 
of the late State Treasurer J. Edwin Larson. 



CAPITOL CENTER - Property Acquisition. Assistant Attorney General 
J. Kenneth Ballinger reported to the Trustees that the owners of 
a parcel of land at the northwest corner of Calhoun and Bloxham 
Streets, Mr. Mode L. Stone and the Estate of D. I. Rainey, had 
agreed to sell the property to the State. 

In recognition of the overall program of acquiring all property 
still in private ownership located in this general area, upon 
motion by Mr. Green duly adopted, the Trustees approved purchase 
of the Rainey-Stone parcel at a price not to exceed the appraised 
value, reported as $36,685.00. 



Governor Burns brought to the attention of the Trustees his obser- 
vation with respect to some unsightly structures located on property 
in the block due South of the Governor's Mansion. One of these parcels 
fronts on Adams Street and two of the parcels the Governor made 
reference to front on Duval Street. 

After a general discussion it was the consensus that the Staff of the 
Trustees should look into the possibility of removal of these 
unsightly structures and if it appeared necessary to accomplish 
this objective by acquisition, the Trustees should be advised with 
respect to the cost involved. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




CHAIRMAN 



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ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
July 27, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The minutes of the meeting on July 20, 1965, were approved as 
submitted. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1640-05-253.12. On June 1, 1965, the 
Trustees considered offer of the appraised price, $200.00 per 
acre, from Union Carbide Corporation, the abutting upland owner, 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River 
in Section 9, Township 21 South, Range 35 East, containing 6.74 
acres, more or less, landward of the established bulkhead line 
in Brevard County. Notice of sale was published in the Star Advo- 
cate, Titusville, Florida, proof of publication filed and no 
objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the applicant at the price 
offered. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1662-05-253.12. On June 8, 1965, the 
Trustees considered offer of $720.00, the price approved by the 
Staff Appraiser, from N. J. Cowart, et al, the abutting upland 
owners, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 33, Township 21 South, Range 35 East, containing 
9.3 acres, more or less, in the City of Titusville landward of 
the established bulkhead line in Brevard County. Notice of sale 
was published in the Star-Advocate, Titusville, Florida, proof 
of publication filed and no objection received. 

On motion by Mr. Conner adopted without objection, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised parcel to the riparian owners 
at the price offered. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1666-05-253.12. On June 15, 1965, the 
Trustees considered offer of $1,300.00 per acre, price approved by 
the Staff Appraiser, from Raymond W. Collins and wife, abutting 
upland owners, for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 10, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, containing 
1.3 acres, more or less, in the City of Titusville landward of 
the established bulkhead line in Brevard County. Notice of sale 
was published in the Star Advocate, proof of publication filed 
and no objection to the sale was received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner adopted without objection, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised parcel to the riparian owners 
at the price offered. 



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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1665-31-253.12. On June 8, 1965, 
the Trustees considered offer of $200.00 per acre, approved by the 
Staff Appraiser, from Milton D. Burnstein, abutting upland owner, 
for purchase of three parcels of submerged land in the Indian River 
in Section 33, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, containing a total 
of 10.01 acres, more or less, landward of the established bulkhead 
line in the Ambersand Beach area in Indian River County. Notice 
of sale was published in the Press Journal, proof of publication 
filed and no objection to the sale received. 

On motion by Mr. Conner duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale 
to the riparian owner at the price offered. 



LEE COUNTY - File No. 1611-36-253.12. On June 8, 1965, the Trustees 
considered offer of $280.00 per acre, or $927.00 for the two parcels, 
the price approved by the Staff Appraiser, from the Christian and 
Missionary Alliance, abutting upland owner, for purchase of sub- 
merged land in the Caloosahatchee River in Section 34, Township 
45 South, Range 23 East, containing a total of 3.31 acres, more or 
less, landward of the established bulkhead line in Lee County. 
Notice of sale was published in the Press Journal, proof of publi- 
cation filed and no objection to the sale was received. 

Staff recommended the sale and formal approval of a fill permit 
approved by the Board of Commissioners of Lee County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the riparian owner at the price 
offered, and approved the permit granted by the county for dredging 
and filling the submerged land. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1638-43-253.12. On June 15 the Trustees 
considered offer of $710.00 per acre, appraised price, from Richard 
L. Bohner and wife, abutting upland owner, for purchase of a parcel 
of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 1, Township 38 
South, Range 41 East, containing 1.87 acres, more or less, landward 
of the established bulkhead line in the Town of Sewall's Point in 
Martin County. Notice of sale was published in the Jensen Beach 
Mirror and proof of publication was filed with the Trustees. 

ALSO: File No. 1639-43-253.12. On June 15, the Trustees considered 
offer of $1,190.00 per acre, appraised price, from Bessemer Proper- 
ties, Inc., abutting upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of 
submerged land in the Indian River in Section 1, Township 38 South, 
Range 41 East, containing 2.19 acres, more or less, landward of the 
established bulkhead line in the Town of Sewall's Point in Martin 
County. Notice of sale was published in the Jensen Beach Mirror 
and proof of publication was filed with the Trustees. 

The parcels were on either side of the Indian River bridge approach 
within the original right of way for State Road AlA conveyed to State 
Road Department, reconveyed to the Trustees as not required for 
right of way. Sloughing off of material had partially filled the 
submerged parcels applied for by both owners, which in the opinion 
of the Staff rendered invalid the objections filed by the Izaak 
Walton League and the Audubon Society on conservation grounds. The 
Board of Conservation had investigated the area at the time the 
bulkhead line was fixed. Mr. Newsom, president of Martin County 
Chapter of Izaak Walton League, wrote that the shores of the Indian 
River bridge approaches were used as public access to the river, 
however the application areas were riparian to the upland ownership 
and within an approved bulkhead line. 



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Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District waived objection 
to the sales. There were telegrams from several parties in favor 
of sale of the two parcels which were reported to be only slightly 
submerged, partially exposed at low tide. 

The Director said it was primarily a conflict of views between 
developers and conservationists. Mr. Conner said he would follow 
the recommendation of the Staff. 

Motion was made by Mr. Williams, seconded by Mr. Conner and 
adopted without objection, that the objections be overruled and 
the two sales confirmed to the respective upland owners at the 
appraised prices. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1653-44-253.12. On June 1, 1965, the 
Trustees considered offer of $300.00 per acre, price approved by 
the Staff Appraiser, from Arthur M. Lujan and wife, abutting upland 
owners, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of 
Florida in Section 26, Township 67 South, Range 25 East, containing 
17.8 acres, more or less, at Raccoon Key in Monroe County. Notice 
of sale was advertised in the Key West Citizen, proof of publica- 
tion filed and no protest was received. 

On motion by Mr. Williams adopted without objection, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised parcel to the riparian owners 
at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1659-44-253.12. On June 15, 1965, the 
Trustees considered the application from Mrs. Jane Schnorbach, 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $425.00 per acre, price 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land in the Bay of Florida in Section 28, Township 63 South, Range 
37 East, containing 0.54 acre at Upper Matecumbe Key in Monroe 
County. Notice of sale was advertised in the Key West Citizen, 
proof of publication filed and no protest to the sale received. 

On motion by Mr. Williams, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised parcel to Mrs. Schnorbach at the 
price offered. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1650-50-253.12. On June 8, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application from Harold Chamberlain, 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $1,934.50 per acre, approved 
by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in Jupiter Sound in Section 30, Township 40 South, Range 43 East, 
Gomez Grant, containing 0.74 acre, more or less, landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Palm Beach County. Notice of sale 
was advertised in the Palm Beach Post and proof of publication 
was filed in the Trustees' office. 

Objections were filed by Mayor Richard Stalls of the Town of 
Jupiter and Phillip A. Lund on general conservation grounds. The 
Director said that the bulkhead line at the location was the right 
of way of the Intracoastal Waterway and that a number of sales had 
been made in the zone. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 

the Staff recommendation for confirmation of the sale and overruled 

the objections. 



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The following six applications were presented from riparian owners 
for purchase of submerged land abutting their upland ownerships: 

1. MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1654-43-253.12. Dean Tooker on 
behalf of John R. Wolf, Sr., and wife, abutting upland owners, 
offered $640.00 per acre, the appraised price, for two parcels 
of submerged land in the St. Lucie River in Sections 33 and 
34, Township 37 South, Range 41 East, containing 0.65 acre 
landward of the established bulkhead line in Martin County. 

2. MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1678-43-253.12. William A. Oughterson 
on behalf of Barnet R. Ehrlich and wife, abutting upland owners, 
offered $638.30 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, for a 
parcel of submerged land in the St. Lucie River in Section 32, 
Township 37 South, Range 41 East, containing 0.45 acre in the 
City of Stuart landward of the established bulkhead line in 
Martin County. 

3. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1629-44-253.12. Bernie C. Papy, Jr., 
and wife, and Mrs. Pauline B. Papy, the abutting upland owners, 
offered $425.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, 
for two contiguous parcels of submerged land in the Bay of 
Florida in Section 27, Township 67 South, Range 25 East, 
containing 51.10 acres at Stock Island in Monroe County. 

4. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1655-44-253.12. Schuler & Associates, 
Inc., on behalf of Norberg Thompson Estate, the abutting upland 
owner, offered $425.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, 
for a tract of submerged land in the Straits of Florida in 
Townships 67 and 68 South, Range 25 East, containing 73.7 
acres at Cow Key in Monroe County. 

5. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1615-50-253.12. Adair, Brady & 
Fishe on behalf of J. E. Myers and wife, abutting upland owners, 
offered $1,925.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, for 

a parcel of submerged land in Lake Worth in Section 34, 
Township 44 South, Range 43 East, containing 0.92 acre in 
the Town of Lantana, Palm Beach County, landward of the 
established bulkhead line. 

6. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1681-50-253.12. Hutcheon Engineers, 
Inc., for S. Weintraub and Major Realty Corporation, abutting 
upland owners, offered $1,383.75 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for three parcels of submerged land in Lake Worth 
totalling 15.21 acres, more or less, in the Town of Palm 

Beach, Palm Beach County, landward of the established bulkhead 
line . 

On motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized the 
land in the six applications above to be advertised for objections 
only. 



GEOPHYSICAL PERMIT - Pan American Petroleum Corporation requested 
permission to conduct offshore seismic operations in waters of the 
State of Florida from Cape San Bias westward to Florida-Alabama 
line commencing August 1, 1965, to December 31, 1965. The Board 
of Conservation issued Permit No. 18 to the firm for the seismic 
operation. 

Upon motion by Treasurer Williams, adopted without objection, the 
Trustees granted approval insofar as the interest of the Trustees 
extended. 



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DADS COUNTY - Des Rocher Towing Company, Inc., requested two-year 
renewal of Sand Lease No. 1567 which expired July 13, 1965, 
covering an area 1500 feet southeasterly from Cape Florida. The 
lease was non-exclusive with royalty of 15<: per cubic yard, 
monthly minimum of $25.00, surety bond of $5,000.00 and provision 
for cancellation after 90-day v/ritten notice. 

The Division of 3eaches and Shores reviewed the request and 
advised that it knew of no plans under way that included use of 
the material for beach nourishment and had no objection to renewal 
of the lease. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams adopted without objection, the Trustees 
approved renewal of Sand Lease No. 1567 for two years under the 

same terms and conditions. 



DADE COUNTY - Des Rocher Sand Company, Inc., requested two-year 
renewal of Sand Lease No. 1569 which expired July 15, 1965, cover- 
ing two areas near Terminal Island and one area 1500 feet south- 
easterly of Cape Florida. The lease was non-exclusive with royalty 
of 15C per cubic yard, monthly minimum of $25.00, surety bond of 
$3,000.00 and provision for cancellation after 90-day written 
notice. Staff recommended that surety bond be increased to 
$5,000.00 to conform to another sand lease in the same area. 

The Division of Beaches and Shores reviewed the request and made 
no objection to renewal of the lease. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams adopted without objection, the Trustees 
approved renewal of Sand Lease No. 1569 for two years with the same 
terms and conditions except that surety bond would be increased 
to $5,000.00. 



GLADES COUNTY - J. B. Hendry and Company requested five-year 
renewal of Grazing Lease No. 719 covering 707.5 acres of Lake 
Hicpochee bottom land in Township 42 South, Ranges 31 and 32 East, 
Glades County, adjacent to the company's upland property. T ^e 
lease provided for cancellation by the Trustees upon 30-day 
written notice. Annual rental of $1.00 per acre was considered 
proper by the Staff Appraiser. The leased area was low and 
subject to periodic flooding. 

Motion was made by Mr. Conner, and duly adopted, that the lease 
be renewed for five years on the same terms and conditions. 



FRANKLIN COUNTY - The United States Army Corps of Engineers 
requested use of three small spoil islands located along the 
east side of the Carrabelle River in Franklin County, south of 
the Town of Carrabelle, in connection with an adjoining Multiple 
Airborne Target Trajectory System site. The United States had 
use of the islands for this purpose since 1962 and desired exten- 
sion for five years. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the agreement 
with the United States for five additional years, limiting use 
of the islands by the State in order to provide efficient operation 
of the Target Trajectory System. 



BROWARD COUNTY - Lauderdale Isles Yacht Club applied for a state 
commercial dock permit to construct a marginal concrete dock 



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6 ft. by 342 ft. in the North New River Canal, Broward County, 
along the full length of the applicant's upland Lots 21 and 22, 
Block 12, Lauderdale Isles No. 2, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
Applicant submitted all required exhibits including $100.00 pro- 
cessing fee. There were no known objections. 

Motion was made by Mr. Williams, seconded and adopted, that 
commercial dock permit be issued to the applicant. 



LAKE COUNTY - C. R. Greenbough made application for after-the- 
fact fill permit for removal of 2000 cubic yards of fill material 
from the St. Johns River for improvement of his upland property 
south of the Astor Bridge on State Road No. 40, Lake County. Mr. 
Greenbough filed a satisfactory application and tendered $100.00 
in payment for the material. In view of the fact that the work was 
done without knowledge of requirement of a permit and purchase of 
the material, and since no objections resulted from the dredging, 
Staff recommended issuance of permit. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, adopted without objection, the 
Trustees authorized issuance of after-the-fact permit. 



OKALOOSA COUNTY - Jack D. King, on behalf of King and Hatch, Inc., 
construction engineers, made application for purchase of 6000 cubic 
yards of fill material from Santa Rosa Sound in front of upland in 
Fort Walton Beach owned by Jackson Land Company. Consent of the 
Jackson Land Company was provided by its representative, W. B. 
Harbeson. Check for $300.00 was received in payment at the standard 
rate for the material to be used to improve upland property. 
Florida Board of Conservation offered no objection to the dredging. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
approved the application for the material. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of state commercial dock permit to Barrco of 
Pompano Beach for construction of a marginal wharf in the Intra- 
coastal Waterway, easterly shore, at applicant's property at 1000 
Lowry Street, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, for which all 
required exhibits and $100.00 processing fee were submitted. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - The Murphy Construction Company made application 
on behalf of Andrew Gould (Palm Beach-Lake Worth Associates) for 
state commercial dock permit for construction of a dock in front of 
the Royal Saxon Apartments (a condominium) in Lake Worth in the 
Town of Palm Beach, for which a municipal building permit was 
approved. All required exhibits and $100.00 processing fee were 
submitted. 

On motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
issuance of commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - The Division of Corrections submitted a request 
for and on behalf of A. Duda and Sons, Inc., for an easement 30 feet 
wide on top of an existing muck dike running north and south along 
South Florida Conservancy District Canal No. 5 on the west boundary 
of Section 21, Township 43 South, Range 37 East, Palm Beach County. 
Also, authority was requested to build a rock road 20 feet wide 



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and 2 feet thick on said easement. The Duda firm will bear all 
costs in connection with construction of the road which will be 
used for ingress and egress in its sugarcane operation in the S^ 
of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 37 East. 

Said Section 21 owned by the Trustees was dedicated for the use 
of Glades Correctional Institution. The Director for the Division 
of Corrections advised that the project would be beneficial to 
all parties concerned. South Florida Conservancy District, which 
exercised control over the canal and the muck dike on which the 
road was to be constructed, approved the project which would 
deepen the canal and stabilize the dike. The Staff recommended 
approval . 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees approved the 
request for easement and building of the rock road. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - The West Coast Inland Navigation District 
requested formal permission of the Trustees to place spoil material 
incident to the construction of the Intracoastal Waterway in Lemon 
Bay, onto the beach of the Gulf of Mexico south of Venice, Florida, 
in Section 5, Township 40 South, Range 19 East, Sarasota County, 
as a beach nourishment project. Written consent of the abutting 
upland owners was secured as well as approval of the Beaches and 
Shores Division of the State Board of Conservation. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees granted 
permission for the deposit of spoil material on the foreshore or 
beach south of the Town of Venice as requested. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - The City Council of the City of Venice by reso- 
lution adopted July 1, 1965, submitted a formal request that the 
Trustees petition the city to annex those portions of the southerly 
one-half of the submerged lands in Roberts Bay and Hatchett Creek 
owned by the State of Florida lying and being in Sections 1 and 
12 of Township 39 South, Range 18 East, and Sections 6 and 7 of 
Township 39 South, Range 19 East, Sarasota County. The city charter 
authorized the city boundary to be enlarged upon petition of owners 
of property contiguous to the existing city limits which bordered 
on the shore line of Roberts Bay along the westerly and easterly 
extremities, and under provision of the charter the Trustees as 
owners of the submerged land in Roberts Bay would be entitled to 
make such petition. Annexation of the state land would enable 
the property owners located along the south shore of Roberts Bay 
to petition the city for annexation of their properties and permit 
the city to extend municipal services. 

Attorney General Faircloth advised that he could see no valid 
legal objection to compliance with the request to petition for 
annexation of the Trustees' land. In recognition of benefits to 
the private property owners involved and the police protection 
to the open waters of Roberts Bay that would be included in the 
annexed area, Staff recommended approval. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
granted the reque st of the City of Venice and authorized petition 
to the city for annexation of the Trustees' land described above. 



DADE COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
refund to Eugene R. Maple of $100.00 submitted with application 
for a commercial dock permit which was approved by the Trustees 



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on July 20, 1965, for the reason that Mr. Maple withdrew his 
application. 



TRUSTEES' OFFICE - Authority was requested to reclassify the 
position of Clerk-Secretary in the Field Note Section of the 
Trustees' office to Assistant to Chief, Field Note Section. During 
the complete reorganization in March 1964, the Clerk-Secretary 
position was created to provide sufficient personnel to carry on 
the activities for which the Field Note Section was responsible. 
Due to nature of the work involved, male personnel has been 
employed in this position. There was no request made for salary 
increase for the position in the 1965-67 biennial budget but in 
order to employ a competent person it was deemed necessary to 
reclassify the position at this time and increase the salary com- 
pensation from $3,600.00 annually to $4,800.00 in 1965-66 and to 
$5,100.00 in 1966-67. Trustees' approval of the salary increase 
was requested. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved the 
reclassification to Assistant to Chief, Field Note Section, and 
approved the increase in salary as requested. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 182 96 

VOLUSIA COUNTY - The Town of Oak Hill, a municipal corporation, 
offered $500.00 for conveyance under Chapter 21684, Acts of 1943, 
without advertisement and public sale, of a parcel of land certified 
to the State of Florida under provisions of Chapter 18296, the 
Murphy Act, under tax sale certificate No. 4650 of 1933 described 
as the South 836 feet of the East 209 feet of NW^g of SW^ of Section 
5, Township 19 South, Range 35 East, 4 acres, more or less, Volusia 
County. The land was desired for municipal purposes. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved con- 
veyance of the parcel to the Town of Oak Hill under Chapter 21684 
for the amount offered. 



REFUND - Murphy Act. Without objection, the Trustees approved 
issuance of refund in the amount of $10.00 to Hall, Farnsworth and 
Rousseau, which was tendered with application for release of the 
state road right of way reservation contained in Hillsborough County 
Murphy Act Deed No. 1133 dated July 11, 1941. The State Road Depart- 
ment did not recommend release of the said reservation. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




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ATTEST: 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
August 10, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 
Broward Williams Treasurer 
Earl Faircloth Attorney General 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The minutes of the meeting on July 27, 1965, were approved as 
submitted. 



The Trustees had been advised by the Director of the resignation 
of Mr. William R. Weigel, Jr., as Trustees' Staff Appraiser and 
head of the Land Management Section. 

Motion was made by Attorney General Faircloth and duly adopted 
that the resignation be accepted. 

Governor Burns expressed the appreciation of the cabinet for the 
capable and dedicated work Mr. Weigel had done. On behalf of 
every member he extended best wishes to Mr. Weigel on his return 
to private business. Mr. Parker on behalf of the Staff of the 
Trustees' office thanked Mr. Weigel for the high quality of work 
and his fine cooperation since his employment in January 1963 . 

Governor Burns then nominated Mr. R. Kay Porter as successor to 
Mr. Weigel as Appraiser and Chief of Land Management Section of 
the Trustees' office. The Attorney General seconded the nomination, 

Upon motion duly adopted, Mr. Porter was appointed effective 
August 1, 1965. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1669-05-253.12. On June 22, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Oval Investment Company, the 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $1,120.00 per acre, approved 
by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 26, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, containing 
4.3 acres, more or less, lying northeasterly of and abutting the 
S^ of Lot 31 and Lots 32 and 33 of the Second Addition to Indian 
River City as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 73, Public Records of 
Brevard County, Florida. The parcel was landward of the established 
bulkhead line. Notice of sale was published in the Titusville 
Star Advocate, proof of publication filed and no objection received. 

On motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1536-05-253.12. Hall, Hartwell and Hall, 
attorneys, made application on behalf of F. Burton Smith et al, 
abutting upland owners, for purchase of tracts of submerged land 
in the Banana River in Sections 3, 4, 9, 10 and 15, Township 25 
South, Range 37 East, in the City of Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, 
lying within the exterior, closed bulkhead line established for 
this area. The total application area of 1080.52 acres will be 



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subject to a reduction of 32.25 acres to be dedicated to the City 
of Cocoa Beach. 

Upon request of the Staff, the Board of Conservation made field 
investigation and submitted an adverse report with respect to the 
damage to marine resources in event of sale and dredging. Florida 
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission also recommended against sale 
and filling. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service sub- 
mitted an adverse report with respect to its interests. 

Mr. Jay Hall, Jr., counsel for applicants, said that at the time 
the bulkhead line was established the conservation aspects were 
thoroughly discussed and most of the criticism was valid; however, 
some islands and marsh lands mentioned in the reports were privately 
owned by his several clients and therefore were not involved in 
the application. On a map showing the development planned by 
Harland Bartholomew and Associates, Mr. Hall pointed out several 
public areas including a golf course. He said that at the time the 
bulkhead line was established his clients made commitments to the 
City of Cocoa Beach and to the Trustees. He asked that the 
Trustees have the land advertised for consideration of sale at a 
later date when the issue could be resolved as to whether the need 
for development overweighed conservation factors. 

Governor Burns asked questions about location of the tracts in 
relation to geographic landmarks and recommended that the application 
be advertised for hearing in October when he could be present. The 
Director said it would be desirable to consider the sale on a date 
when all members were present. 

Upon motion by the Governor, seconded by the Attorney General, and 
adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement of the land for 
objections only. 



The following four applications were presented from riparian owners 
for purchase of submerged land abutting their upland property: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1694-05-253.12. Dressier, Thoburn 
& Miller on behalf of Vetterlein & Co., Inc., the abutting 
upland owner, offered $692.63 per acre, price approved by 
Staff Appraiser, for a parcel in Newfound Harbor in Section 
30, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, containing 8.32 acres 
within the established bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1674-44-253.12. Creston E. Jackson, 
abutting upland owner, offered $300.00 per acre, approved 

by Staff Appraiser, for 3.30 acres in Summerland Bay in 
Section 35, Township 66 South, Range 28 East, Summerland 
Key in Monroe County. 

3. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1695-44-253.12. Laurits A. Madsen, 
abutting upland owner, offered $300.00 per acre, approved 
by Staff Appraiser, for 3.4 acres in the Straits of Florida 
in Section 13, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, at Key 
Largo in Monroe County. 

4. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1696-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, Inc., for Hunter C. Lyon, abutting upland owner, 
offered $300.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, for 

a parcel in Largo Sound in Section 14, Township 61 South, 
Range 39 East, containing 0.30 acre at Key Largo in 
Monroe County. 



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On motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement of 
the land in the four applications above for objections only. 



DADE COUNTY (a) Francis X. Knuck requested one-year renewal of 
campsite lease No. 1401 expiring on August 18, 1965, covering one 
acre of submerged land south of Cape Florida in Biscayne Bay with 
improvements consisting of a house on pilings. 

(b) Nicola Associates requested one-year renewal of campsite 
lease No. 1454 expiring August 17, 1965, covering an area in 
Biscayne Bay southwest from Cape Florida with improvements 
consisting of a house in pilings. 

Both leases contained provision for cancellation after 120-day 
notice, and renewal of each for one year at annual rental of 
$100.00 was recommended, subject to clearance with the Board of 
Conservation, United States Corps of Engineers and appropriate 
local authorities. 

The Trustees were advised that a number of structures of similar 
character were in the same general area without authorization or 
lease. Staff requested autnority to notify the owners of these 
unauthorized structures on state sovereignty land that they must 
make application for lease within a period of six months from 
time of such notice, which application should contain all necessary 
maps and data for submission to the Board. 

On November 15, 1960, the Trustees considered such structures and 
determined at that time that, as a matter of policy, no campsite 
leases would be approved for any future construction of houses 
on barges or pilings in offshore areas. 

The Trustees' office has received a number of applications for 
lease of sites on which to construct buildings on pilings similar 
to others under campsite leases. The Staff suggested that the 
present Board might feel it appropriate to give consideration and 
make determination as to the policy to be followed with respect 
to authorizing construction of future facilities on pilings in 
these offshore areas under the jurisdiction of the Trustees. 
Director Parker asked for an expression of the views of the 
Trustees as to whether camps built without authority on sovereignty 
areas should be investigated, and if they constituted no navigation 
hazard or conservation threat whether the owners might be given 
opportunity to come under permit or lease arrangement with the 
Trustees . 

Mr. Williams said it would be good to place everyone on the same 
basis. Governor Burns questioned the amount of rental and whether 
all v/ould have 120-day cancellation notice. There was general 
expression that all parties should be treated fairly, under lease 
with adequate rental and provision for cancellation. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
one-year renewal of leases held by Nicola Associates and Francis 
X. Knuck at annual rental of $100.00 each, with provision for 
cancellation after 120-day notice, subject to clearance with the 
Board of Conservation, United States Corps of Engineers and 
appropriate local authorities. Mr. Williams further moved that 
all parties be put on the same basis, and the motion was adopted 
without objection. 



DADE COUNTY - Oil and Gas Drilling Lease No. 1939-1939-S held 
by Barnett Serio covering 24,830 acres of land owned by the 



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Trustees and the Board of Education, required commencement of 
the first test well on or before March 24, 1965. Due to the 
lessee's difficulty and delay in obtaining permit to drill from 
Dade County because of certain c ounty zoning requirements, on 
December 22, 1964, the Trustees and the Board of Education granted 
120-day extension from and after the date all necessary permits 
were obtained. 

Evidence was received by the Trustees' office showing that actual 
drilling of a well commenced on June 30, 1965, in the SW^ of 
Section 15, Township 54 South, Range 35 East, Dade County, in 
full compliance with the terms and provisions of said lease. 

The Trustees accepted the information to be recorded in the 
minutes, similar action having been taken on this date by the 
State Board of Education. 



ESCAMBIA AND SANTA ROSA COUNTIES - Staff recommended cancellation 
of Oil and Gas Drilling Lease No. 2003 held by M. F. Kirby and 
Edward Merry of 48,771 acres of sovereignty land in Escambia and 
Pensacola Bays, for failure to pay the annual advance rental when 
due and failure to commence drilling of the first test well under 
provisions of the lease. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees declared 
Lease No. 2003 cancelled. 



BREVARD COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Brevard 
County by resolution adopted on January 9, 1964, established a 
bulkhead line on the east bank of the Banana River in Section 26, 
Township 25 South, Range 37 East, in Brevard County in the area 
known as Crescent Beach between Cocoa Beach and Patrick Air Force 
Base. This matter was held in abeyance pending decisions on the 
proposed construction of the Banana River Expressway. The county 
had under study the plans for acquisition of right of way through 
the area encompassed by the bulkhead line. Since any bulkhead 
line for the area would be influenced by the county road plans, 
the Staff recommended, and the county concurred, that approval be 
withheld at this time. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees directed that the bulkhead 
line be returned to Brevard County for resubmission after 
completion of study of road and development needs for the 
subject area. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - The City of Ormond Beach requested approval of a 
bulkhead line amended by City Ordinance No. 65-8 adopted May 18, 
1965, extending a minimum of ten feet and a maximum of sixty feet 
riverward from the existing bulkhead line located along the shore. 
The bulkhead line, extending a distance of 3,875 feet from 
Tomoka State Park south to Isabella Avenue, would provide usable 
upland property between the Dixie Highway and the Halifax River 
for planned residential development. Bellemead Corporation was 
the only upland owner affected and approximately six acres of 
land was involved. 

A member of the Trustees' Staff inspected the site and recommended 
approval. Objections to the amendment at the local public hearing 
which were general in nature (opposition to any dredging and fil- 
ling) were overruled by the local governmental authority. Trustees' 
office received no objections. Florida Board of Conservation made 



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a survey of the bulkhead line and potential dredge area and 
offered no objection as to marine resources. The Director of 
the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials informed the 
city that the change would not affect Tomoka State Park. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved the amended bulkhead line adopted by the City of Ormond 
Beach on May 18, 1965. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Request was presented from W. J. Vaughn, attorney 
for and on behalf of San Sebastian Drainage District, that the 
Trustees, sitting as the Board of Drainage Commissioners of the 
State of Florida, approve the issuance of bonds of said District 
in the amount of $300,000.00 for the construction of public 
drainage improvements within said District which presently has 
no existing bond obligations. Approval by the Trustees is a 
requirement under the provisions of Section 298.47 Florida Statutes, 

The Director said that the information furnished with the request 
had been examined and appeared to be in order. 

Upon motion by Treasurer Williams, seconded and duly adopted, the 
Trustees, as the Board of Drainage Commissioners of the State of 
Florida, pursuant to the provisions of Section 298.47 Florida 
Statutes, approved the issuance of bonds in the amount of 
$300,000.00 as requested by San Sebastian Drainage District. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Brevard County requested appropriate instrument 
to correct a minor error in the legal description provided by the 
local authorities and used in Dedication of Clear Zone Easement 
which was authorized by the Trustees on March 30, 1965, at the 
request of the County Commission of Brevard County, covering a 
parcel of submerged land in Newfound Harbor in Section 1, Township 
25 South, Range 36 East, containing 6.4 acres lying southeasterly 
of the runway extension of the Central Brevard Airport. 

On motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of a corrective instrument. 



BROWARD COUNTY - File No. 1697-06-253.129. On motion adopted 
without objection, the Trustees authorized issuance of disclaimer 
under provisions of Section 253.129 Florida Statutes to Ruth R. 
Stadler of 0.20 acre parcel of sovereignty land filled prior to 
May 29, 1951, in New River Sound in Sections 1 and 12, Township 
50 South, Range 42 East, Broward County, for $10.00 handling 
charge . 



LEVY COUNTY - The City of Cedar Key, in Levy County, by resolution 
adopted June 10, 1965, requested dedication of the land situate 
in Section 32, Township 15 South, Range 13 East, described as 
all that submerged land situate between the shore and the Levy 
County Dock lying between "A" Street as presently existing if 
extended South and "C" Street as presently existing if extended 
South, subject to the lawful claims of record of any person or 
persons in possession. In explanation of this request the Mayor 
and the City Attorney indicated that the parcel of submerged land 
containing approximately four acres would be utilized for a 
protected boat basin for the boating public of that vicinity. 

Upon motion by Attorney General Faircloth, seconded and adopted, 
the Trustees approved dedication to the City of Cedar Key for 



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public purposes only subject to the lawful claims of record of 
any person or persons in possession. 



MONROE COUNTY - On January 14, 1947, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of deed conveying title to all of the submerged bottoms 
of Garrison Bight on the Island of Key West to the City of Key 
West for public purposes only with reverter clause if not so used. 
The deed as issued did not contain the restrictive provision and 
in meeting on June 22, 1965, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
corrective deed containing the r estriction for public purposes 
only with reverter clause. Corrective instrument was recorded in 
the public records of Monroe County. 

The City of Key West requested that the public purpose provision 
be released from a 0.446 acre parcel lying within the overall area 
originally conveyed at the northwesterly end of the recently com- 
pleted causeway constructed by the State Road Department across 
the westerly portion of Garrison Bight. The city offered $500.00 
for clear title to the small parcel, partially filled during 
causeway construction but outside the right of way. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees accepted the offer for deed 
conveying the 0.446 acre parcel to the City of Key West without 
public purpose restriction. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - File No. 1344-58-253.12. In response to request 
from the City of Sarasota the Trustees dedicated a parcel of sub- 
merged land in Sarasota Bay in Section 19, Township 36 South, Range 
18 East, to the city for municipal purposes by appropriate instrument 
dated January 31, 1964. One provision of the instrument of dedication 
authorized the grantee to grant concessions and leases for a period 
not in excess of 30 years subject to formal approval of the Trustees. 
Subsequent to this grant, the City of Sarasota in order to develop 
portions of the submerged land entered into lease agreement with 
Marina Mar, Inc., a Florida corporation, the terms of which were 
approved by the Trustees. 

The recent session of the Legislature enacted into law a population 
act applicable to the City of Sarasota known as Chapter 65-987, 
under the terms of which the food service facility located on a 
part of the premises described in the dedication from the Trustees 
and being operated by Marina Mar, Inc., would be entitled to a 
beverage license which would permit the serving of intoxicating 
beverages. The City Commission on July 6, 1965, adopted a resolu- 
tion requesting the Trustees to concur in action of the city in 
amending paragraph 4 (c) (iv) of the lease agreement dated July 23, 
1964, between the City of Sarasota and Marina Mar, Inc., to permit 
sale of intoxicating beverages in connection with the serving of 
meals, strictly in accordance with provisions of Chapter 65-987 
Laws of Florida. 

Motion was made by Attorney General Faircloth, and adopted, that 
the request of the City of Sarasota be granted and the Trustees 
concurred in the requested amendment to the lease agreement as 
amended. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - The Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 
requested concurrence by the Trustees and the Governor, as required 
under the provisions of Section 589.10 Florida Statutes, for the 
disposition of a tract of land under the jurisdiction of the Florida 
Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. The Board of Parks acquired 



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title to land in Volusia County known as the John Bartram State 
Park, described as Government Lots 1 and 2, being all of Fractional 
Section 12, Township 19 South, Range 35 East, Volusia County, 
containing 64.55 acres, more or less. The United States entered 
condemnation proceedings to acquire the parcel of land and stipu- 
lation between counsel for the United States and Florida Board of 
Parks and Historic Memorials was entered into whereby the sum of 
$200,000.00 was determined to be a fair, just and adequate compen- 
sation for the tract. 

Mr. Parker explained that the land was formerly owned by the United 
States, was declared surplus and Volusia County provided the funds 
to purchase the tract. When needed for the Apollo Space Project 
the land was included as Tract 7302 in Case No. 64-149 Or 1. -Civ., 
was appraised and the United States Government agreed to pay 
$200,000.00. The Attorney General's office handled the matter 
and recommended concurrence by the Trustees . 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, seconded by Mr. Williams and adopted, 
the Trustees and the Governor concurred in disposition by the 
Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials of the 64.55 acre 
tract of land known as the John Bartram State Park under the terms 
of the stipulation. 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File Nos . 1576 and 1620-08-253.124. Upon motion 
by Mr. Faircloth, approved without objection, the Trustees formally 
approved fill permit issued to E. V. Pikulski by the Board of County 
Commissioners of Charlotte County under provisions of Section 
253.124 Florida Statutes, to fill the 1.68 acre combined area of 
submerged land in Section 28, Township 40 South, Range 21 East, 
previously conveyed to the applicant under File Numbers 1576 and 
1620-08-253.12. 



LAKE AND POLK COUNTIES - Applications were received from the 
following three applicants for state permits to remove fill material 
from fresh water lake bottoms riparian to their upland property: 

Lake County - W. O. Boone applied for 20 cubic yards 
from Lake Minnehaha for minimum charge of $25.00. 

Lake County - John A. Harder applied for 500 cubic yards 
from Lake Minnehaha for $25.00 minimum charge. 

Polk County - J. P. Gordon applied for 3,000 cubic yards 
from Lake Lulu for $150.00 charge. 

The Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission investigated the dredge 
sites and approved granting permits with the standard stipulations 
as to dredging. 

Upon motion by Mr . Faircloth, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of permits for the above applicants to dredge requested 
amounts of fill material to improve uplands. 



CLAY COUNTY - W. H. and Katherine Redfearn applied for after-the 
fact commercial dock permit for an existing dock and raft in Lake 
Geneva at Lots 1 through 5, Block 28, Town of Keystone Heights, 
Clay County. All necessary exhibits and $100.00 processing fee 
were submitted and the Staff recommended approval. 

On motion by Mr. Williams, adopted without objection, issuance of 
dock permit was approved. 



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PINELLAS COUNTY - Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority submitted application for commercial dock permit on behalf 
of Intercoastal Marine for construction of nine floating docks and 
one service dock in the Intracoastal Waterway in Section 7, Township 
30 South, Range 15 East, near Anona in Pinellas County. All neces- 
sary exhibits and $100.00 processing fee were submitted. 

On motion by Mr. Faircloth, adopted without objection, issuance of 
the dock permit was approved. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - Publix Super Markets, Inc., applied for permit 
for a marina in the Intracoastal Waterway at applicant's upland 
between Second and Third Streets, Holly Hill in Volusia County. All 
necessary exhibits and $100.00 processing fee were submitted. The 
work consisted of a dry storage building, two 300-foot docks and 
dredging of a channel. 

On motion by Mr. Faircloth, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
issuance of the permit. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - Broward County. In meeting on October 16, 1962, 
the Trustees authorized participation in the expense, not to exceed 
$27,300.00, of model study of the Hillsboro Inlet. On November 7, 
1962, the Trustees entered into an agreement with the City of Pompano 
Beach and Hillsboro Inlet Improvement and Maintenance District for 
the purpose of conducting the model study. The Trustees agreed to 
underwrite 50% of this cost and the other two agencies accepted 
responsibility for 25% each. The project was completed under direc- 
tion of the Department of Coastal Engineering of the University of 
Florida College of Engineering, resulting in over-expenditure of 
the allotted funds in the amount of $2,468.00. 

The matter was before the Trustees on May 4, 1965. The Director 
suggested that the Department of Coastal Engineering be reimbursed 
on the basis of the original agreement, 50% by the Trustees and 
25% each by District and City of Pompano Beach. However, at that 
time the city had not approved payment of its share of the 
overexpenditure . 

The City of Pompano Beach subsequently having remitted the sum of 
$617.00 representing its 25% share of the over-expenditure, and the 
Hillsboro Inlet Improvement and Maintenance District having authorized 
and approved payment of the District's share on April 28, 1965, the 
Director requested authority to reimburse the Department of Coastal 
Engineering of the College of Engineering of the University of Florida 
by payment of Trustees' funds in the amount of 50% of the over-expenditure. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
authorized payment in the amount of $1,234.00 from funds of the 
Trustees for the purpose explained above. 



DADE COUNTY - On motion by Mr. Faircloth, adopted without objection, 
the Trustees rescinded action taken on July 27, 1965, approving 
refund of $100.00 to Eugene R. Maple. His check was not deposited 
and was returned, therefore no refund was necessary. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Printing. Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, duly 
adopted, the Trustees accepted the bid by Van Norren, Inc., in the 
total sum of $217.00, which was the lowest of ten bids submitted 
for printing stationery to be used in the Trustees' office. 



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SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

The Trustees approved Bidding Report No. 870 listing one regular 
bid for sale of land in Levy County under Chapter 18296, the Murphy 
Act, and authorized execution of deed pertaining thereto. 



On motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




HAIRMAN 



ATTEST: C_ >^>t^fX"^. (y^^ t*- 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
August 17, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol, 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Broward Williams Treasurer 
Earl Faircloth Attorney General 



Robert C. Parker Director 



HENDRY COUNTY - File No. 1701-26-253.36. Tri-County Engineering, 
Inc., on behalf of A. Duda & Sons, Inc., et al, the abutting upland 
owners, made application for purchase of two parcels of reclaimed 
river bottom land in the Caloosahatchee River in Sections 19 and 30, 
Township 43 South, Range 28 East, containing 2.2 acres, more or 
less, in Hendry County. A value of $100.00 per acre was approved 
by Staff Appraiser. 

Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth, seconded and adopted, that the 
reclaimed river bottom be sold to the abutting upland owners for 
$100.00 per acre, without advertisement in accordance with the 
usual policy for sale of reclaimed land. 



The following four applications were presented from riparian owners 
for purchase of submerged land abutting their upland property: 

1. BAY COUNTY - File No. 1671-03-253.12. Jones and Jones on 
behalf of Motel Syndicate, Inc., the abutting upland owner, 
offered $615.00 per acre, the value reported by the Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in St. Andrews Bay 

in Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 15 West, containing 3.58 
acres in the City of Panama City, Bay County, landward of the 
established bulkhead line. 

2. COLLIER COUNTY - File No. 1679-11-253.12. Condon and McDaniel 
on behalf of Marco Island Corporation, abutting upland owner, 



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offered $950.00 per acre, the value reported by the Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in Big Marco Pass 
in Section 6, Township 52 South, Range 26 East, containing 
3.0 acres, more or less, in Collier County landward of the 
established bulkhead line. 

3. LEE COUNTY - File No. 1682-36-253.12. Alderman & Alderman on 
behalf of C. L. Development Corporation, the abutting upland 
owner, offered $975.00 for the parcel, the value reported by 
the Staff Appraiser, for 0.37 acre parcel of submerged land 
in the Caloosahatchee River in Section 7, Township 44 South, 
Range 25 East, in the City of Fort Myers, Lee County, landward 
of the established bulkhead line. 

4. PINELLAS COUNTY - File No. 953-52-253.12. The City of 
Clearwater, the abutting upland owner, made application for 
two parcels of submerged land in Clearwater Harbor in Section 
9, Township 29 South, Range 15 East, containing 0.27 acre in 
the City within the established bulkhead line in Pinellas 
County, at $1,375.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser. 

On motion by Mr. Faircloth, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
advertisement of the land in the four applications for objections 
only. 



DADE COUNTY - By Resolution No. 105 adopted August 13, 1965, 
amending Resolution No. 63 adopted November 16, 1962, the City of 
Islandia in Dade County requested the Trustees to dedicate to the 
city for road and causeway and bridge purposes (1) a strip of sub- 
merged land 600 feet in total width across Biscayne Bay between 
the mainland at Southwest 224th Street and Sands Key in Township 
56 South, Ranges 40, 41 and 42 East, and also (2) six separate 
parcels of submerged land 600 feet in total width between Ragged 
Key No. 6 and Sands Key, Sands Key and Elliott Key, Elliott Key 
and Old Rhodes Key, Old Rhodes Key and Swan Key, Swan Key and Gold 
Key, and Gold Key and the Dade-Monroe County Line. The alignment 
of the causeway was as proposed in the original application in 
1962. The Director referred to the rather extensive history of the 
Islandia causeway proposal. 

The officials of the City of Islandia gave assurance of the ability 
of the city to finance the construction of causeway and bridge 
together with the north-south highway on the islands. In recogni- 
tion of the public benefit, the Trustees' Staff recommended that 
the request for dedication of right of way described in the applica- 
tion be granted with provision for reverter for non-use for a 
period of three years or for uses other than public rights of way, 
that the rights of way be dedicated upon condition that written 
consent of all riparian owners involved in the dedication be 
furnished, and that all causeway and bridge facilities to be 
constructed on the dedicated sovereignty submerged land will conform 
to specifications of the State Road Department applicable to such 
construction . 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
granted the request of the City of Islandia for dedication of rights 
of way, subject to the above provisions recommended by the Staff. 

Governor Burns described the project as worthy from its inception 
and a wonderful prospect for South Florida and development on the 
East Coast, the very important difference in the present proposal 
being that the City of Islandia would assume responsibility for 
the construction. He said that heretofore the request was for 



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state financial participation which he was sure would have been 
granted had funds been available, that the state would cooperate 
as it did with all developments of this type, and he commended 
the local interests for their perseverance which had brought the 
causeway project this far. Mr. Williams pointed out that the 
project would add much to recreational opportunities in the county. 

Mayor Luther Brooks of the City of Islandia thanked the Trustees 
for aiding in the project to be under way soon, which would open 
up areas in South Dade County and particularly around Homestead. 



DADE COUNTY - Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, duly adopted, the 
Trustees granted to Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District a perpetual easement over and across the North 15 feet 
of the NW% of SE^s of NW% of Section 35, Township 56 South, Range 
38 East, Dade County, for canal purposes in connection with the 
construction of Canal 103 (Mowry Canal) . 



DADE AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES - Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, seconded 
by Mr. Williams, and adopted, the Trustees granted request of the 
State Road Department for dedication of the following parcels of 
land for road and bridge purposes only: 

A parcel of submerged land in the Miami River in Township 
54 South, Range 41 East, in the City of Miami, Dade County, 
for the construction of Section 87270-2425, State Road No. 9. 

Two parcels of submerged land in Indian River North and 
Callalisa Creek in Sections 16 and 17 and Section 41, all 
in Township 17 South, Range 34 East, in Volusia County, 
for the construction of Section 79130-2502, State Road 
No. A-l-A. 



GLADES COUNTY - On June 8, 1965, the Trustees deferred action on 
request for renewal, at an annual rental of $1.00 per acre, of 
Grazing Lease No. 712 held by Padgett and Sons, adjacent owners, 
covering 161 acres of reclaimed Lake Okeechobee bottom land in 
Section 3, Township 40 South, Range 33 East, Glades County. Infor- 
mation was requested on tax assessments and rates on comparable 
privately owned lands. 

Based on an inspection and study of comparable land being leased 
for grazing, Trustees' appraiser recommended annual rental of 
$2.00 per acre for the 76.30 acres lying easterly of State Road 
No. 78, and $3.00 per acre annually for the 65.93 acres west of 
said road, or an average of $2,464 per acre. 

Staff recommended issuance of five-year grazing lease to Padgett 
and Sons for annual rental of $350.39, with provision in the lease 
for cancellation by the Trustees after 90-day written notice. 

It was so ordered. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - On June 22, 1965, the Trustees deferred action 
on request of South Lake Worth Inlet District Commission for approval 
of permit to extend north and south jetties, enlarge and relocate 
present sand transfer facilities, extend south bulkhead inside the 
inlet and remove existing bridge abutments (subject to approval of 
State Road Department) in accordance with plans in the application 



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to the Division of Beaches and Shores of the State Board of Conser- 
vation. Objections to the permit were filed. The Town of Manalapan, 
immediately north of the inlet, opposed the permit unless the plan 
included enclosure of the sand transfer plant excavation area by a 
cofferdam-like wall recommended by its consulting engineer. Questions 
having been raised of a technical nature, the Trustees referred the 
matter to Dr. Per Bruun, head of the Coastal Engineering Department 
of the University of Florida, with request for a recommendation. 

Dr. Bruun made a thorough report dated July 21, 1965, outlining the 
principles involved. Feeling that there was lack of understanding, 
he met with interested parties in the affected area. His report 
recommending against the cofferdam included the following statements: 

"A cofferdam or bulkhead as suggested is ill-advised because 
it will contribute to loss of sand material to the offshore 
bottom leading to loss of sand material for beaches south 
as well as north of the inlet. It will, furthermore, limit 
the quantities to be bypassed, at times when ample quantities 
are available, because of lack of storage capacity within the 
bulkhead. This may in turn have serious adverse effects for 
beaches south of the inlet. The example from the Lake Worth 
Inlet Bypassing Plant which has a low efficiency due to the 
installation of a cofferdam or submerged groins is a strong 
warning against such measure . 

"Inasmuch as a rock bottom is at -4 ft. (at the present plant) 
and at -9 ft. (at the proposed plant) , there is no need for 
such measure because the rock will prohibit dredging to 
deeper elevations which could endanger beach stability." 

Mr. William T. Carlton of the Division of Beaches and Shores said 
that objections had now been resolved with the addition of further 
conditions in the requirements for issuance of the permit. 

Mr. L. C. Pasley, Vice-Mayor of Manalapan, agreed that the added 
conditions would resolve the objections which had been made 
primarily not against the bypassing plant but on account of beach 
erosion. He said Dr. Bruun worked with his group and recommended 
sand tracer tests to determine the range of direct influence of the 
pumping plant and the inlet on sand movement. He requested that 
funds be made available from the legislative appropriation for 
prevention and control of beach erosion for this purpose. 

Director Randolph Hodges said that the Board of Conservation was in 
the process of working out the procedure for dispersing funds under 
the $500,000 appropriation for erosion control, but that no formal 
application had been made for funds for the project mentioned by 
Mr. Pasley and a resolution or letter of application should be 
submitted. 

Mr. Carlton said that both South Lake Worth Inlet (commonly called 
Boynton Inlet) and the Palm Beach Inlet were problem erosion areas 
and a tracer study of sand drift as recommended by Dr. Bruun would 
be an aid. It was estimated to require expenditure of $30,000. 

Governor Burns said that since beach erosion was critical at both 
inlets it was a very appropriate area for undertaking the project. 

Based on the report submitted by Dr. Bruun, the Division of Beaches 
and Shores found no basis to alter the original recommendations 
except to spell out in more detail the specific requirements and 
conditions for issuance of this permit, as follows: 



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1. The Permittee shall periodically, or when directed by the 
Division of Beaches and Shores, provide profile lines at 
established locations for a distance of one mile north and 
one mile south of the inlet to insure against erosion which 
could be directly attributable to the operation of the sand 
transfer plant. 

2. Sand bypassed by the transfer plant will be placed on the 
shoreline south of the inlet in such a way as to insure 
proper distribution by the long-shore currents. 

3. Any spoil removed by the Permittee from the proposed sand 
trap or other impoundment areas inside the inlet will, if 
suitable for beach nourishment, be placed at suitable loca- 
tions on the shorelines south of the inlet or at other 
locations on the shorelines as determined by the South Lake 
Worth Inlet District Commission, the Board of County 
Commissioners of Palm Beach County and the Division of Beaches 
and Shores of the Florida Board of Conservation. 

4. The Permittee shall as a part of this project construct and 
maintain a suitable navigational channel 30 feet wide with 
a depth of 7 feet below MLW adjacent to the south right of 
v/ay line of the inlet, for those interests inside the inlet 
who would normally enter the existing inlet channel in the 
area of the "extended bulkhead" permitted hereunder. 

5. Relocate new sand transfer plant easterly a distance of 
30 feet from the proposed location. 

6. Permit unlimited operation of the sand transfer plant to 
maintain the (MHW) shoreline at a point approximately equal 
to the east end of the existing north jetty. During periods 
of regular or anticipated high drift, the county will exercise 
its best judgment in determining the amount of storage area 
required in anticipation of this condition. 

7. During periods of obvious littoral drift to the north, 
pumping operations will be limited to periods required for 
machinery maintenance and elimination of conditions at the 
plant which may adversely affect the operation. 

8. Issuance of state permit is contingent upon the Board of 
County Commissioners of Palm Beach County assuming responsi- 
bility for the operation of the new sand transfer facilities 
in accordance, insofar as this is practicable, with recom- 
mendations contained in report issued by Coastal Engineering 
Department of the University of Florida entitled "The Effect 
of South Lake Worth Inlet and Its Bypassing Plant on Adjacent 
Shores, Present and New Installations" dated July 21, 1965. 

9. The project permitted hereunder shall be constructed in the 
following sequence: 

a. Construction of jetties 

b. Construction of sand transfer plant 

c. Construction of navigational channel inside the inlet 
for those interests south of the "extended south 
bulkhead" 

d. Extension of the south bulkhead inside the inlet. 

On motion made by Mr. Faircloth, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
issuance of the permit to South Lake Worth Inlet District Commission 
with the requirements specified by the Division of Beaches and 



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Shores, and approved the initiation by the appropriate state 
agency of a sand tracer study in this Atlantic Beach area. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - With the following explanation to the Board, the 
Staff recommended dedication of a sovereignty mangrove flat or 
island in Sections 26 and 35, Township 40 South, Range 19 East, 
to Sarasota County. 

The Trustees by Deed No. 19815 dated June 20, 1951, conveyed to 
Sarasota County for public purposes only the fee title to the 
island, however the deed contained inadequate and erroneous 
description. Subsequently, by Deed No. 21037 dated October 11, 
1955, conveyance was made to O. T. Alexander, a riparian upland 
owner, of a strip of submerged land running from the shoreline of 
Lemon Bay to the right of way of the Intracoastal Waterway across 
said sovereignty mangrove island, all lying in Sections 26 and 35, 
Township 40 South, Range 19 East, Sarasota County. 

In order to correct this situation, Sarasota County would reconvey 
the island to the Trustees and in exchange therefor, the county by 
proper resolution requested that the island and certain abutting 
submerged land be dedicated for public purposes only, the descrip- 
tion in the dedication instrument to be by metes and bounds lying 
landward of or within the established bulkhead line. 

Also, Mr. Alexander agreed to reconvey to the Trustees all of that 
part of the parcel conveyed to him lying within this metes and 
bounds description and the continuation thereof to the bayward 
limit of said conveyance. The details of this transaction will be 
the subject of a future request to be presented to the Trustees for 
approval. 

Motion was made by Mr. Williams, and adopted without objection, 
that the above described manner of rectifying the situation be 
approved, and the dedication to Sarasota County was authorized. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Upon motion duly adopted, authority was given 
for retaining a certified public accountant for a period of from 
two to five days to aid the Staff in the Marine Salvage Program. 



On motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




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' 'CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST: 

^DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
August 31, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 

the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Ray E. Green Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved minutes of the 
meetings on August 10 and 17, 1965. 



The following fourteen (14) land sales were advertised for con- 
sideration by the Trustees on August 24, 1965, on which date the 
meeting was cancelled for lack of a quorum. The applications for 
sale of land were presented for action on this date. 

BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1670-05-253.12. On June 29, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from W. H. Dabbs and wife, abutting 
upland owners, with offer of $943.90 per acre approved by the 
Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the 
Indian River in Section 14, Township 30 South, Range 38 East, 
containing 2.92 acres, more or less, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Brevard County. Notice of sale was published 
in the Melbourne Times, proof of publication filed and no 
objection to the sale received. 

Upon motion by Comptroller Green, duly adopted, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised parcel to the applicants at the 
price offered. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1657-31-253.12. On June 29, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application from Frederick S. Sockbeson 
and wife, abutting upland owners, with offer of $500.00 per acre 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land in the Indian River in Section 25, Township 30 South, Range 
38 East, containing 0.67 acre, more or less, landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Indian River County. Notice of sale 
was published in the Indian River County News, Sebastian, Florida, 
proof of publication filed and no objection to the sale received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the applicants at the price 
offered. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1658-31-253.12. On June 29, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application from Bertha M. Kjorsvik, 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $500.00 per acre, price 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of two parcels of sub- 
merged land totalling 2.79 acres, more or less (Parcel 1 containing 
1.85 acres; Parcel 2 containing 0.94 acres), in Section 25, Town- 
ship 30 South, Range 38 East, landward of the established bulkhead 



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line in Indian River County. Notice of sale was published in the 
Indian River County News, Sebastian, Florida, proof of publication 
filed and no objection to the sale received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 

sale of the advertised parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1672-31-253.12. On July 6, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application from John D. Cole, et al, 
abutting upland owners, with offer of $200.00 per acre, price 
approved by Staff Appraiser for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land in the Indian River in Sections 28 and 29, Township 30 South, 
Range 39 East, containing 18.99 acres, more or less, north of 
Ambersand Beach area landward of the established bulkhead line in 
Indian River County. Notice of sale was published in the Press- 
Journal, Vero Beach, Florida, proof of publication filed. 

F. A. Dickinson, owner of a fifty-foot lot abutting the applicants' 
upland property on the south, wrote that the bulkhead line 670 feet 
out at that point worked a hardship on owner of a small lot and 
he objected to the sale and to filling adjacent to his riparian 
area. Staff recognized his problem, however, the relocation of 
State Road AlA was contingent upon relocation of the bulkhead line 
which was set by mutual agreement with riparian owners. Filling 
along the narrow roadway was considered to be in the best interest 
of the State Road Department. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted unanimously, the Trustees 
overruled the objection and confirmed sale of the advertised 
parcel to the applicants at the price offered. 



MANATEE COUNTY - File No. 1646-41-253.12. On July 6, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Raymond Mulloy, abutting upland 
owner, with offer of the appraised price of $800.00 per acre for a 
parcel of submerged land in the Manatee River in Section 20, Town- 
ship 34 South, Range 17 East, containing 0.44 acre landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Manatee County. Notice of sale was 
published in the Bradenton Herald, proof of publication filed. 

Dr. F. L. Patry and R. W. Lloyd protested on the ground of possible 
injury to other property owners from alteration of the natural 
shoreline, debris and increased boat traffic. Objectors' property 
was not shown to be within 1000 feet, and thirty-two owners within 
that area were notified and expressed no objection, one filing a 
letter in favor of the application. Staff recommended the sale. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees overruled the 
objections and confirmed sale of the submerged parcel to the appli- 
cant at the price offered. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1506-43-253.12. On June 8, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from George W. Offutt et al, abutting 
upland owners, who offered $1,934.50 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Jupiter 
Sound in Section 19, Township 40 South, Range 43 East, containing 
1.582 acres, more or less, in the Town of Jupiter Island landward 
of the established bulkhead line in Martin County. Notice of sale 
was published in the Stuart News, proof of publication filed. 

The Board of Conservation made a field inspection of the area and 
filed a report indicating no adverse effects on conservation. The 



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Director said other sales had been made in the same category and 
no valid objections having been filed. Staff recommended approval 
of the application. Riparian owners within 1000 feet of the parcel 
interposed no objections to the sale. 

Several protests were received, including a request that sale be 
deferred until mid-November to give residents of the Town of Jupiter 
Island an opportunity to return and express their views. The request, 
signed by two Town Commissioners who also signed for two others, 
gave no specific reason except a general objection to sale of any 
submerged land as stated in a letter from Commissioner N. P. Reed. 
An objection was also filed by Mayor Stalls of the Town of Jupiter 
in Palm Beach County. Objection received from the Audubon Society 
of the Everglades at West Palm Beach stated that the lots in question 
were used by the public. The upland property was in private ownership. 

In view of the Trustees' desire to cooperate with municipalities 
and" other local governing bodies, Governor Burns made a motion that 
the matter be delayed at the request of the officials of the Town of 
Jupiter Island until mid-December, or until the City Council was 
able to have enough members present to hold a meeting to discuss 
the matter and advise the Trustees with respect to their position. 

It was so ordered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1656-44-253.12. On July 6, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Riviera Drive-in Theatre, Inc. , 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $425.00 per acre, approved by 
the Staff Appraiser for purchase of three parcels of submerged 
land in the Straits of Florida lying in an arm of Hawk Channel in 
Section 35, Township 67 South, Range 25 East, Stock Island, Monroe 
County, containing a total of 31.14 acres, more or less. Parcel A 
contained 6.61 acres, Parcel B 15.03 acres, and Parcel C 9.5 acres. 
Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of 
publication filed and no objections were received. Board of Con- 
servation report offered no objection to the sale. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm sale of the advertised parcels to the abutting upland owner 
at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1673-44-253.12. On June 29, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Wynken-Blynken & Nod Estates, 
Inc., with offer of $300.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Straits of 
Florida southeasterly of and abutting a part of Government Lot 2, 
Section 12, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, containing 3.98 acres, 
more or less, at Key Largo, Monroe County. Notice of sale was 
published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed and 
no objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
confirmed sale of the advertised land to the applicant. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1675-44-253.12. On June 29, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from the Penn Key Club, Inc., the 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $425.00 per acre, approved 
by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in 
Florida Bay in Section 28, Township 63 South, Range 37 East, front- 
ing Lot 11 as per plat of Pen Key Club Subdivision, Upper Matecumbe 
Key, Monroe County, containing 1.01 acres, more or less. Notice 
of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 



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filed and no protest received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
confirmed sale to the applicant at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1676-44-253.12. On June 29, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Richard M. Peyton and wife, 
abutting upland owners'; with offer of $300.00 per acre, or $100.00 
minimum in this instance, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land in Largo Sound in Section 14, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, 
containing 0.2 acre, more or less, at Key Largo in Monroe County. 
Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of 
publication filed and no protest was received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel at the price offered by the abutting 
upland owners. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1677-44-253.12. On July 13, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Allied Electrical Co., Inc., 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $425.00 per acre, approved by 
Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Straits of 
Florida in Section 36, Township 67 South, Range 25 East, containing 
0.90 acre, more or less, at Stock Island in Monroe County. Notice 
of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed and no objection received. 

On motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed the 
sale to the abutting upland owner at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1664-44-253.12. On July 6, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Mario Lacedonia, abutting 
upland owner, who offered $300.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land containing 
4.1 acres in the Straits of Florida in Section 19, Township 65 South, 
Range 34 East, at Grassy Key in Monroe County. Notice of sale was 
published in the Key West Citizen and proof of publication was filed. 

Staff recommended deferment because of information filed by Attorney 
John G. Simms regarding a boundary title dispute in litigation 
involving the area. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees deferred action pending 
final disposition of the litigation. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1667-50-253.12. On July 6, 1965, the 
Trustees considered offer of $1,500.00 per acre from Flying Cloud 
Enterprises, Inc., abutting upland cwner, for purchase of a parcel 
of submerged land in Lake Worth in the Town of Hypoluxo containing 
1.908 acres, more or less, in Section 10, Township 45 South, Range 
43 East, landward of the established bulkhead line in Palm Beach 
County. Notice of sale- was published in the Palm Beach Post, proof 
of publication filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed sale of the adver- 
tised parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1668-50-253.12. On July 6, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Flying Cloud Enterprises, Inc., 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $1,500.00 per acre, approved 
by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in 
Lake Worth in the City of Boynton Beach in Section 15, Township 45 

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South, Range 43 East, containing 1.125 acres, more or less, land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line in Palm Beach County. Notice 
of sale was published in the Boynton Beach Star, proof of publica- 
tion filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the abutting upland owner. 



The following eight (8) applications were presented from abutting 
upland owners desiring to purchase submerged land riparian to 
their property: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1703-05-253.12. Buckner Realty 
& Surveying, Inc., on behalf of Kumprop, Inc., abutting 
upland owner, offered $200.00 per acre, price established 
by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land in the Indian River in Section 7, Township 30 South, 
Range 39 East, containing 1.2 acres landward of the estab- 
lished bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

2. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1714-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer & Asso- 
ciates on behalf of John H. Waugh, abutting upland owner, 
offered $1,500.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River 
in Section 22, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, containing 

2.6 acres in the City of Titusville landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

3. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1711-31-253.12. S. P. Musick 
on behalf of Lowell E. Smith and wife, abutting upland owners, 
offered $200.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, 
for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 
33, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, containing 1.873 acres 
in the Ambersand Beach area landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Indian River County. 

4. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1699-44-253.12. Harris & Albury on 
behalf of Fred P. Yoars and wife, abutting upland owners, 
offered $300.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Bogie Channel 
in Section 25, Township 66 South, Range 29 East, containing 

2.07 acres at Big Pine Key in Monroe County. 

5. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1707-44-253.12. Howard T. Ford, Jr., 
abutting upland owner, offered $300.00 per acre, price approved 
by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in the Bay of Florida in Section 12, Township 62 South, Range 
38 East, containing 0.33 acre at Key Largo in Monroe County. 

6. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1712-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, Inc., on behalf of Okolona Enterprises, Inc., the 
abutting upland owner, offered $425.00 per acre, price approved 
by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Bay 
of Florida in Section 15, Township 64 South, Range 36 East, 
containing 2.18 acres at Lower Matecumbe Key in Monroe County. 

7. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1713-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, Inc., on behalf of Theda L. Naf, the abutting upland 
owner, offered $300.00 per acre, price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of Florida 
in Section 27, Township 64 South, Range 35 East, containing 
1.76 acres at Long Key in Monroe County. 



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8. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1708-44-253.12. J. Frank Roberts, 
the abutting upland owner, offered $225.00 per acre, price 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land 
in the Bay of Florida in Section 22, Township 67 South, Range 
26 East, at Big Coppitt Key in Monroe County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized advertisement of the submerged land in the eight appli- 
cations for objections only. 



SHELL LEASES - The Trustees accepted as information the following 
report of remittances received from holders of shell leases for 
the month of July by the State Board of Conservation: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount 

1788 Benton and Company, Inc. $10,368.23 

1788 Benton and Company, Inc. 1,402.31 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction Co. 5,860.06 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. 5,463.44 

1917 Fort Myers Shell & Dredging Co. 1,252.65 



DADE COUNTY - Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the 
Trustees approved assignment of Lease No. 1627 held by Sioux Broad- 
casting Corporation covering a parcel of sovereignty submerged and 
tidal land or shoal in Township 55 South, Range 42 East, in Dade 
County, for radio antenna and towers and appurtenant equipment and 
facilities, to the Mission Broadcasting Company. Executed copy of 
the assignment and acceptance of the terms of the lease by the 
assignee company were filed in the Land Office. 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. Presented to the Trustees for 
formal approval was a bulkhead line established by the Board of 
County Commissioners of Hillsborough County on July 21, 1965, along 
the east shore of Tampa Bay and in Cockroach Bay in Sections 10, 
15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30 in Township 32 South, Range 18 
East, Hillsborough County. Reports on field investigations by the 
Staff and the Board of Conservation were favorable. 

Motion was made by Comptroller Green, seconded and adopted, that 
the Trustees formally approve the bulkhead line as established on 
July 21, 1965, by the Hillsborough County Commission. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1384-05-253.124. Formal approval was 
requested for fill permit issued by the City of Titusville to the 
Titusville Motor Lodge Company under the provisions of Section 
253.124 Florida Statutes, to fill the 0.74 acre parcel of submerged 
land conveyed by the Trustees under the referenced file number. The 
company was successor in title, the original purchaser being the 
Brevard County Board of Public Instruction. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the 
fill permit. 



LEVY COUNTY - On May 17, 1965, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
perpetual easements to the United States of America for channel 
right of way and spoil areas to deepen and widen the Northwest 
Channel adjacent to Cedar Keys Harbor in Levy County. Further 
mapping of the legal description furnj shed for Trustees Instrument 



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No. 23989 dated May 18, 1965, by the U. S. Army District Engineer, 
Jacksonville, disclosed certain errors and omissions and request 
was made for a corrective instrument. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, seconded by Mr. Williams and adopted, 
the Trustees approved issuance of appropriate corrective instrument, 



MARION COUNTY - File No. 1352-42-253.36. On January 21, 1964, the 
Trustees confirmed sale of 9.04 acres of reclaimed Lake Weir bottom 
land in Section 23, Township 17 South, Range 23 East, Marion County, 
to James S. Weaver as Trustee, under the referenced Trustees' file 
number. Resurvey disclosed errors in the legal description in 
Deed No. 23585 dated January 31, 1964. Green and Simmons, attorneys 
for grantees, requested issuance of a corrective deed. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of corrective deed for handling charge of $10.00. 



MONROE COUNTY - On December 10, 1963, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of a perpetual easement to the United States for channel 
right of way over bottoms of the Gulf of Mexico northerly of the 
Island of Key West from deep water into Garrison Bight. Due to 
changes in canal alignment the legal description in Instrument No. 
23564A dated January 29, 1964, did not cover all of the lands 
required. Corrective instrument was requested by the District 
Engineer, U. S. Army Engineer District, Jacksonville. 

Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth, and duly adopted, that corrective 
instrument be issued. 



MONROE COUNTY - The City of Key West by Resolution No. 65-88 dated 
August 13, 1965, applied for dedication of a tract of submerged 
land in the Bay of Florida in Township 67 South, Range 25 East, 
northerly of Stock Island, for public purposes only. The city 
agreed to grant the use of 60 acres of the 160-acre tract to the 
Monroe County Board of Public Instruction for educational purposes. 

The Board of Conservation made a field inspection of the conserva- 
tion aspects and reported favorably with respect to the application, 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, seconded by Mr. Faircloth and adopted, 
the Trustees approved dedication of the 160 acres to the City of 
Key West with provisions in the instrument for public purposes 
only and reversion in the event of non-use for a period of five 
years or for use for other than public purposes. 



OKALOOSA COUNTY - John W. Boyce made application to purchase 20,000 
cubic yards of fill material from Choctawhatchee Bay in front of 
his upland property in Sections 5 and 8, Township 2 South, Range 
23 West, Okaloosa County. Applicant planned, by dredging and 
deposit of material on his upland, to combat an erosion problem. 
All required exhibits and payment in the amount of $900.00 were 
received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Green, duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale 
of the material. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees granted 
request of the State Road Department for dedication of a parcel 
of submerged land in Long Bayou in Sections 1 and 3, Township 31 



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South, Range 15 East, for road and bridge right of way purposes 
only, in connection with construction of Section 15010-2152, State 
Road No. 595 . 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The St. Lucie County Historical Commission 
through its chairman, Mr. Ora Burney Cox, requested continuation 
on a permanent basis, with a thirty-day cancellation provision, 
of its exhibit of certain salvaged treasure items which on July 6, 
1965, the Trustees extended for an additional period ending August 
31, 1965. In recognition of the continued interest in the Fort 
Pierce area, the Staff recommended extension of time for a period 
of two months or until certain legal questions were resolved with 
respect to the future jurisdiction of the Trustees in treasure 
search and recovery matters. 

Governor Burns recommended that loan of the items for the exhibit 
be continued on a thirty-day cancellation basis. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, seconded by Mr. Williams and adopted, 
the Trustees approved extension of time for the exhibit for a period 
of two months with thirty-day cancellation provision, or until such 
time as another state agency might have jurisdiction. 



BROWARD COUNTY - Food Fair Stores, Inc., applied for a commercial 
dock permit for construction of a seawall and dock in New River at 
Tracts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, Burham's Subdivision in Section 10, Town- 
ship 50 South, Range 42 East, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County. 
Required exhibits and $100.00 processing fee were received. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



DADE COUNTY - Conwal, Inc., Palm Bay Club, made application for a 
commercial dock permit for construction of two docks with finger 
piers and two floating docks in Biscayne Bay at 736 Northeast 
69th Street, Miami, Dade County. Required exhibits and $100.00 
processing fee were received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, adopted without objection, the 
Trustees authorized issuance of commercial dock permit to applicant, 



OKALOOSA COUNTY - Roger Clary made application for a commercial 
dock permit for construction of a dock to be used by Howard Johnson's 
Motor Lodge located in Santa Rosa Sound at Lots 60, 61, 62 and 63, 
Seabreeze Subdivision, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County. 
Required exhibits and $100.00 processing fee were received. 

Motion was made by Mr. Williams, and adopted without objection, 
that the Trustees authorize issuance of commercial dock permit to 
the applicant. 



DOCK PERMITS - Under the current policy of the Trustees, private 
dock permits were issued at the staff level. Commercial dock permits 
were reviewed by the Attorney General, presented to the Trustees, 
and upon approval issued with the signatures of the Governor as 
Chairman and the Director, as approved by the Trustees on July 21, 
1964. Staff recommended approval of policy change so that after 
review of commercial dock application by the Attorney General and 
approval by the Trustees, the permit, not being a legal instrument 
of the type that must be recorded, would require only execution by 



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the Director attesting to approval in regular meeting by the 
Trustees . 

Also, in order to make the procedure more efficient and more con- 
venient for applicants, approval was requested for printing, at 
a cost of approximately $40.00, 500 copies of a combination 
application-permit form approved by the office of the Attorney 
General, to be used for both private and commercial docks. 

Without objection, the Trustees approved request for printing the 
application-permit forms and approved issuance of permits for 
commercial dock applications which have been reviewed and authorized 
in regular meeting, with execution by the Director attesting to 
approval by the Trustees. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - The Director requested authority for obligating 
Trustees' funds in the amount of $10,250.00 as contribution of the 
State in cooperative agreement with the United States Department 
of Interior, Geological Survey, for the purpose of continuing the 
investigation of water resources of important lakes in the State 
of Florida for the 1965-1966 fiscal year. The Trustees' contribu- 
tion plus the sum of $10,000.00 to be contributed by certain 
counties and local agencies, making a total amount of $20,250.00, 
would be matched by federal funds. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
participation in the cooperative agreement with the United States 
Geological Survey and contribution of funds in the amount of 
$10,250.00 for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1965. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved Report 
No. 871 listing one regular bid for sale of Murphy Act land in 
Jefferson County under Chapter 18296, Acts of 1937, and authorized 
execution of deed pertaining thereto. 



GULF COUNTY - The State Road Department made application for 
easement in connection with SRD No. 101.2, Section 51580-2603, 
over a portion of Lot 5 Block "A" Lakeside Addition to Wewahitchka 
in Gulf County which was certified to the State of Florida under 
provisions of Chapter 18296, the Murphy Act. 

Without objection, the Trustees granted easement to the State Road 
Department for state highway purposes. 



REFUNDS - Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees 
approved issuance of refund of $10.00 to each of the following 
applicants for quitclaim deed releasing state road right of way 
reservations affecting land conveyed in deeds under Chapter 18296, 
for the reason that the State Road Department did not recommend 
release of the reservations: 

Indian River County Deed No. 833 - $10.00 refund to Walter 
T. Erickson. 

Volusia County Deed No. 1482 - $10.00 refund to Clary and 
Mattingly . 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




ATTEST: 



DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



CHAIRMAN 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
September 7, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol, 



Present: Fred 0. Dickinson, Jr 
Broward Williams 
Doyle Conner 



Comptroller 

Treasurer 

Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker 



Director 



Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
minutes of the meeting held on August 31, 1965. 



The following two applications were presented from riparian owners 
for purchase of submerged land abutting their upland property: 



1. MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1717-43-243.12 



Alley, Maass, Rogers, 



Lindsay and Chauncey, attorneys for Bessemer Properties, Inc., 
abutting upland owner, offered $425.00 per acre, price approved 
by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in the Indian River in Section 36, Township 37 South, Range 41 
East, and Section 1, Township 38 South, Range 41 East, Town 
of Sewall's Point, Martin County, containing 6.44 acres land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1709-44-253.12. Alex D. Mayer, the 
abutting upland owner, offered $425.00 per acre, price approved 
by the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land in the Bay of Florida in Section 28, Township 63 South, 
Range 37 East, containing 0.44 acre at Upper Matecumbe Key, 
Monroe County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
advertisement of the parcels in the above applications for objec- 
tions only. 



BROWARD COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. Referred to the Trustees for 
approval was the amended bulkhead line in Government Lot 3, Section 
29, Township 48 South, Range 43 East, in Hillsboro (Wahoo) Bay 
in Broward County, fixed by Ordinance No. 65-65 adopted August 9, 
1965, by the City Commission of Pompano Beach amending Ordinance 
Nos. 770 and 770-A adopted in 1962. 



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Objections raised at a local hearing were resolved by adjustment 
of the line and the new bulkhead line for land in Wahoo Beach 
Subdivision was approved by the City Commission in meeting on 
August 9, 1965. On maps exhibited at the meeting on this date, the 
Director pointed out the area where avulsion at Hillsboro Inlet 
had closed up a portion of Hillsboro (Wahoo) Bay leaving the southern 
part virtually a land-locked lake. It was explained that erosion 
control work based on a study of the inlet was under way and even- 
tually the bay would be reopened. Mr. Parker said that establishment 
of the bulkhead line would limit the filling and insure that the 
water area would remain open. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees formally approved the amended 
bulkhead line established by the City of Pompano Beach on August 
9, 1965. 



GLADES COUNTY - At the meeting of August 17, 1965, the Trustees 
approved renewal of a grazing lease to Padgett and Sons covering 
certain reclaimed Lake Okeechobee bottom land in Section 3, Township 
40 South, Range 33 East, Glades County, in Grazing Lease No. 712. 
Based on an investigation by the Staff Appraiser, renewal would be 
at an increased rental of $2.00 per acre annually for the 76.30 
acres lying easterly of State Road No. 78, and $3.00 per acre 
annually for the 65.93 acres west of said road, or an average of 
$2,464 per acre per year. 

Subsequent to this action, Padgett and Sons advised that they had 
sold the upland property adjacent to the land described in the 
grazing lease, and Billy Rogers of South Bay, Florida, the new 
owner, requested continuation of the lease. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of new lease to Billy Rogers covering the same 
land for a five-year period at annual rental of $350.39, the lease 
to contain a provision for cancellation by the Trustees after 
90-day written notice. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - G & G Mobile Home Colony,. Inc., made applica- 
tion for permit to remove approximately 30,000 cubic yards of 
fill material from the Loxahatchee River at Jupiter Inlet for 
deposit on his upland property on the western side of the County 
Park Lagoon, along the southerly shore of the waterway, in Palm 
Beach County. Payment in the amount of $1,200.00 was tendered. 
The Florida Board of Conservation investigated the dredge site 
and had no objection to the proposed work. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
issuance of the permit for dredging and filling of upland property 
for the charge of $1,200.00 for the material. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Trustees' Staff recommended that the Pinellas 
County Board of County Commissioners be advised of the unfavorable 
report made by the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission 
with reference to the request for approval of possible dredge sites 
in Lake Tarpon in Pinellas County to obtain fill material for 
improvement of A. L. Anderson Park. The request was tentative, 
in case the contractor elected to obtain fill material from the 
lake rather than to haul it in by truck. 

The Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission investigated the proposed 



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dredge sites and reported as follows: 

"Proposed sites 1 and 2 are in a water depth of less than 
ten feet, which would mean the removal of lake bottom from 
the productive area of the lake. Therefore, I do not recommend 
approval of the application on these two sites. However site 
3 is located in an area where the water depth is greater than 
ten feet and the removal of lake bottom would not be detri- 
mental to the aquatic environment. Geologically speaking, I 
feel this area should not be dredged due to the unusual 
sinkhole formations in the lake and the fill should be 
derived elsewhere." 

In view of the adverse report with respect to conservation factors, 
motion was made and duly adopted, that the request for fill material 
from Lake Tarpon in Pinellas County be denied and the fill material 
be obtained elsewhere. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority issued Permit No. DO-84, subject to approval by the 
Trustees, for dredging in Lake Tarpon in Section 18, Township 27 
South, Range 16 East, Pinellas County, by R-P Corporation (Russell 
Prestipino, President) . 

The Staff recommended against approval of the permit for the reason 
that the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission investigated the dredge 
site and reported as follows: 

"1. The proposed dragline work will be very detrimental to the 
aquatic habitat by altering the very productive littoral zone. 

2. There is insufficient water depth in this portion of Lake 
Tarpon to meet the requirement of dredging in a water depth 
of ten feet or deeper. If this operation is done in shallow 
water, it will be detrimental to habitat, by helping to reduce 
the scarce amount of shallow water occurring around the lake. 

3 . This lake is geologically unsound due to the probability 
of sinkhole formations in the lake bottom. 

Since destruction of aquatic habitat in Lake Tarpon would 
occur from the proposed dredging, it is strongly recommended 
that the proposed dredging operation requested by R-P 
Corporation not be approved." 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees directed that the applicant 
be advised that Pinellas County Permit No. DO-84 could not be 
approved in view of the adverse report with respect to conservation 
factors . 



POLK COUNTY - Quorum Corporation made application for a permit to 
dredge approximately 5,000 cubic yards of material from Lake Gibson 
in Section 30, Township 27 South, Range 24 East, Polk County, for 
improvement of applicant's upland property. The Game and Fresh 
Water Fish Commission investigated the dredge site and waived 
objection to the proposed work. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved permit 
for dredging the requested amount of material for $2 50.00 charge. 



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TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - On October 6, 1964, the Trustees approved a loan 
of Trustees' funds in the amount of $200,000.00 to Florida World's 
Fair Authority, Inc. The loan agreement executed on October 19, 

1964, contained a provision whereby the Authority agreed to retain 
$100,000.00 operating balance on which the Trustees would have a 
first lien for repayment of the loan, which provision was subse- 
quently released by modification of the loan agreement executed 
between the Trustees and the Authority on January 28, 1965, and 
ratified and confirmed by the Trustees in meeting of February 2, 

1965. A second provision of the original loan agreement impressed 
upon all property of the Authority, both real and personal, a first 
mortgage to secure repayment of the loan. 

In order to provide a method for liquidation of the assets of the 
Authority, Director Roger Stake of Florida Development Commission 
submitted a proposed agreement to be executed between the Trustees, 
Florida Development Commission and Florida World's Fair Authority, 
Inc., whereby the Authority would be appointed by the other two 
agencies as their agent to sell and dispose of all the real and 
personal property owned by the Authority in such a manner as the 
Authority shall determine to be in the best interest of the State 
of Florida. Proceeds from such sale would be held in trust by 
the Authority, first, for the satisfaction of the obligations of 
the Authority to the Trustees, and second, for the satisfaction 
of the obligations of the Authority to the Commission, unless 
otherwise agreed to by all parties. The Authority would be obli- 
gated to render a full and complete accounting of such sale and 
disposal to the Trustees and the Commission. 

The Staff reviewed the terms of the agreement and recommended 
approval subject to examination and approval by the Attorney 
General as to form and legality of the instrument. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved the agreement 
between the Trustees, the Florida Development Commission and the 
Florida World's Fair Authority, Inc., as proposed to facilitate 
liquidation of the assets of the Authority, subject to approval 
by the Attorney General. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report No. 872 
listing County of Polk Deed No. 2738-Corrective-Supplemental to 
Sherwood L. Stokes and Sara C. Stokes, issued for the purpose of 
correcting the description of a portion of the land conveyed in 
Polk County Murphy Act Deed No. 2738 dated February 6, 1946, to 
the same grantee. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE 



ACTING CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST: ( ^£^Q*<£ £&&£— 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
September 14, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Fred 0. Dickinson, Jr. Comptroller 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



The minutes of the meeting on September 7, 1965, were approved 
as presented. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 583-05-253.12. On July 13, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Theodore R. Robbins to purchase 
a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 3, Town- 
ship 22 South, Range 35 East, City of Titusville, containing 3.68 
acres, more or less, easterly of and abutting Block "G", except 
the North 95 feet and South 105 feet thereof, according to LeBaron's 
Plat of Titusville, Plat Book 1, Pages 8, 9 and 10, Public Records 
of Brevard County, Florida. The land was appraised at $1,500.00 
per acre. Notice of sale was published in the Titusville Star- 
Advocate, and proof of publication was filed in the Trustees' 
office. 

Protests to the sale were filed by the City of Titusville and the 
Ormond Beach First National Bank. Staff requested that action be 
deferred because of litigation and foreclosure proceedings that 
were pending involving ownership of the upland property. 

Upon motion duly adopted, action was deferred as recommended. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1685-31-253.12. On July 20, 1965, 
an application was presented from Glenn E. Smith and wife, et al, 
abutting upland owners, with offer of $200.00 per acre, price 
approved by the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of 
submerged land in the Indian River in Section 33, Township 30 South, 
Range 39 East, westerly of and abutting Lots 9 and 10 of Ambersand 
Beach Subdivision No. 2, Plat Book 3, Page 76, Public Records of 
Brevard County, containing 1.734 acres, more or less, in Indian 
River County. Notice of sale was published in the Vero Beach 
Press Journal, proof of publication filed and no objection received. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson, and duly adopted, that the sale 
be confirmed at the price offered. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1654-43-253.12. On July 27, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from John R. Wolf, Sr . , abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $640.00 per acre, reported by the Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of two parcels of submerged land in the St. 
Lucie River in Sections 33 and 34, Township 37 South, Range 41 East, 
containing a total of .65 acre, more or less, landward of the 
established bulkhead line in Martin County. Notice of sale was 
published in the Stuart News, proof of publication filed and no 
objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
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offered. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1678-43-253.12. On July 27, 1965, an 
application was presented from Barnet R. Ehrlich and wife, abutting 
upland owners, who offered $638.30 per acre, the price approved by 
the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of submerged land in the St. 
Lucie River in Section 32, Township 37 South, Range 41 East, con- 
taining 0.45 acre, more or less, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in the City of Stuart, Martin County. Notice of 
sale was published in the Stuart News, proof of publication filed 
and no objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the riparian owners at the price 
offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1629-44-253.12. On July 27, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Bernie C. Papy,jr, and wife, et 
al, abutting upland owners, with offer of $425.00 per acre, tne 
price approved by the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of two contig- 
uous parcels of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in Section 
27, Township 67 South, Range 25 East, containing a total of 51.10 
acres, more or less, at Stock Island, Monroe County. Notice of 
sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the applicants at the price 
offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1655-44-253.12. On July 27, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Norberg Thompson Estate, the 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $425.00 per acre, the price 
approved by the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a tract of sub- 
merged land in the Straits of Florida in Townships 67 and 68 South, 
Range 25 East, Cow Key, Monroe County, containing 73.7 acres, more 
or less. As result of examination and recommendation from the 
State Board of Conservation, which was requested by the Staff, the 
application area had been cut back from a larger acreage. Notice 
of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the applicant at the price 
offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1683-44-253.12. On July 20, 1965, an 
application was presented from Theodore W. Schmitt and wife, abutting 
upland owners, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Florida 
Bay in Section 23, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, containing 
0.28 acre, more or less, at Key Largo in Monroe County. Notice of 
sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale of the adver- 
tised parcel at $300.00 per acre, or $100.00 minimum in this case. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1684-44-253.12. On July 20, 1965, the 
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abutting upland owners, for a parcel of submerged land in the 
Straits of Florida in Section 16, Township 60 South, Range 40 East, 
containing 5.92 acres, more or less, in Monroe County. Applicant 
offered $250.00 per acre, the price approved by the Staff Appraiser. 
Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of 
publication filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale of the adver- 
tised parcel to the riparian owners at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1686-44-253.12. On July 20, 1965, an 
application was presented from Thomas N. Beach, abutting upland 
owner, with offer of $425.00 per acre, price approved by the Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Straits 
of Florida in Section 15, Township 64 South, Range 36 East, con- 
taining 0.38 acre at Lower Matecumbe Key, Monroe County. Notice 
of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees confirmed sale 
of the advertised parcel to Mr. Beach at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1688-44-253.12. On July 20, 1965, an 
application was presented from Lorn D. Dunham, abutting upland 
owner, with offer of $350.00 per acre, price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Florida 
Bay in Section 12, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, containing 
0.39 acre, more or less, at Key Largo, Monroe County. Notice of 
sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees confirmed sale 
of the advertised parcel to Mr. Dunham at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1689-44-253.12. On July 20, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Frankee Laidlaw, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $425.00 per acre, approved by the Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of Florida 
in Section 28, Township 63 South, Range 37 East, containing 0.27 
acre, more or less, at Upper Matecumbe Key, Monroe County. Notice 
of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed, and no objection received. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees confirmed sale 
of the advertised parcel to Mr. Laidlaw at the price offered. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1615-50-253.12. On July 27, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application from J. E. Myers and wife, the 
abutting upland owners, with offer of $1,925.00 per acre, price 
approved by the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of sub- 
merged land in Lake Worth in Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 
43 East, lying easterly of and abutting all that part of the North 
165.0 feet of Government Lot 4 of said Section 34 lying easterly 
of U. S. Highway No. 1 in the Town of Lantana, Palm Beach County, 
containing 0.92 acre, more or less, landward of the established 
bulkhead line. Notice of sale was published in the Palm Beach 
Post, proof of publication filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees confirmed sale 
to the riparian owners at the price offered. 



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PALM 3EACH COUNTY - File No. 1681-50-253.12. On July 27, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from S. Weintraub and Major Realty 
Corporation, abutting upland owners, with offer of $1,383.75 per 
acre, price approved by the Staff Appraiser for purchase of three 
separate parcels of submerged land in Lake Worth in Sections 26 
and 35, Township 44 South, Range 43 East, containing a total of 
15.21 acres, more or less, landward of the established bulkhead 
line in the Town of Palm Beach, Palm Beach County. Notice of sale 
was published in Palm Beach Post, proof of publication filed. 

Objection was filed by Ronald Sales, attorney for John H. Couse, 
a riparian owner whose property lay a short distance southerly of 
the application area. The reason given for objection was that Mr. 
Couse was opposed to any further filling of the submerged bottoms, 
although he had offered no objections to the establishment of the 
bulkhead line by the Town of Palm Beach and had previously applied 
for and obtained a deed to the submerged land lying westerly of 
and abutting his upland property. The Staff recommended that the 
objection be overruled. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees accepted the 
recommendation to overrule the protest and confirmed sale of the 
advertised land to the applicants. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1722-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, Inc., on behalf of Robert W. Townson and wife, made 
application for a parcel of submerged land in Florida Bay in Section 
32, Township 63 South, Range 37 East, containing 0.23 acre at Upper 
Matecumbe Key in Monroe County, at $425.00 per acre or $100.00 
minimum in this instance, approved by Staff Appraiser. The Trustees 
authorized the parcel of land advertised for objections only. 



LEON AND GADSDEN COUNTIES - W. H. Brundydge, holder of commercial 
sand lease No. 1628 which expired August 31, 1965, requested one- 
year extension of the lease which covered that part of the Ochlock- 
onee River bottom in the SE^s of Section 13, Township 2 North, Range 
2 West, Leon and Gadsden Counties. The account was in good standing 
and Staff recommended renewal for one year on the same terms - 15C 
per cubic yard royalty, monthly minimum of $20.00, and surety bond 
of $500.00. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson, seconded and adopted, that the 
lease be renewed for one year on the same terms and conditions. 



DADE COUNTY - The Central Bank and Trust Company of Miami made 
application for a state commercial dock permit to construct three 
piers in front of Lots 8 through 13, inclusive. Block 104-S, 
Brickell's Addition, on Biscayne Bay, for which the City of Miami 
had granted a permit. The piers would be used in connection with 
an apartment building on the applicant's property. All required 
exhibits and $100.00 processing fee were submitted. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized issuance of commercial dock permit. 



TRUSTEES' FUNDS - The Director requested approval of transfer of 
funds in the amount of $40,360.00 into a trust fund for operation 
of the State Board of Antiquities for the fiscal year 1965-1966. 
$27,000.00 of this amount was included in the Trustees' operating 



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budget for the biennium, and the additional amount of $13,360.00 
was requested to provide funds to operate the program under the 
jurisdiction of the Board of Antiquities as set forth in Chapter 
65-300, Acts of 1965. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Board authorized 
transfer of $40,360.00 of Trustees' funds for the purpose requested. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE 
ACTING CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST: C ^j^€^ O. /^^ 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
September 21, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 



Present: Fred 0. Dickinson, Jr , 
Broward Williams 
Earl Faircloth 
Doyle Conner 



Comptroller 
Treasurer 
Attorney General 
Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker 



Director 



Upon motion duly adopted, the minutes of the meeting of September 
14, 1965, were approved as submitted. 



ORANGE COUNTY - File No. 1724-48-253.36. Rudolph H. Johnson and 
wife, abutting upland owners, made application to purchase a parcel 
of reclaimed lake bottom land in Lake Conway in Section 18, Township 
23 South, Range 30 East, containing 0.14 acre in Orange County. 
Applicant offered $500.00 per acre appraised price, or $200.00 
minimum amount in this instance. 

The Lake Conway Water and Navigation Control District approved 
sale of the parcel of reclaimed lake bottom land. Staff recom- 
mended sale of the parcel to the 86.4 foot elevation mean sea 
level without advertisement, in accordance with the policy for 
sale of reclaimed Lake Conway land. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved sale of the parcel 
to the abutting upland owners at $200.00, the minimum amount. 



The following two applications were presented from riparian owners 
for purchase of submerged land abutting their upland property: 



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1. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1721-44-253.12. Pedro N. Martinez, 
abutting upland owner, offered $300.00 per acre, the price 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land 
in the Bay of Florida containing 0.75 acre in Section 12, 
Township 62 South, Range 38 East, Key Largo, in Monroe County. 

2. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1698-50-253.12. Brockway, Weber 
and Brockway, on behalf of Wilson 0. Green et al, abutting 
upland owners, offered $1,934.50 per acre, price approved by 
the Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in Jupiter 
Sound in Section 30, Township 40 South, Range 43 East, con- 
taining 0.246 acre in Gomez Grant, Palm Beach County, landward 
of the established bulkhead line. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement of 
the land in the two applications for objections only. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1588-05-253.12. The City of Cocoa by 
Resolution adopted August 10, 1965, requested dedication to the 
city, for municipal park and recreational purposes, of a parcel 
of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 34, Township 24 
South, Range 36 East, containing 5.11 acres, more or less, lying 
easterly of property owned or controlled by the city and within 
the established bulkhead line. 

Staff recommended dedication and requested authority to refund 
$50.00 application fee submitted by the city which had previously 
made application for sale and conveyance of the land without the 
public purpose restriction. 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees granted the land 
to the City of Cocoa by dedication for municipal park and recrea- 
tional purposes only, and authorized refund of $50.00 to the city. 



GLADES COUNTY - Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District 
requested more sufficient title covering the sites on which three 
water control structures designated as S-127, S-129 and S-131 were 
placed during construction of the levees along the northwest shore 
of Lake Okeechobee over permanent easements granted by the Trustees 
to the District. More sufficient title was recommended for the 
three sites in Section 35, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, 
Section 2 in Township 40 South, Range 33 East, and Section 23 in 
Township 40 South, Range 32 East, containing a total of 64.90 acres 
of sovereignty reclaimed lake bottom land in Glades County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, adopted without objection, the 
Trustees authorized issuance of deed conveying fee title to the 
structure sites, as requested by Central and Southern Florida 
Flood Control District. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1640-05-253.124. Upon motion duly 
adopted, the Trustees formally approved the fill permit issued 
to Union Carbide Corporation by the Board of County Commissioners 
of Brevard County under the provisions of Section 253.124 Florida 
Statutes, to fill 6.74 acres of submerged land previously conveyed 
by the Trustees to the applicant under the referenced file number. 



DADE COUNTY - Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees 
granted perpetual easement requested by Metro Dade County on 
behalf of the United States or America for spoil disposal purposes 



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covering a tract of submerged land in the Atlantic Ocean in Township 
54 South, Range 43 East, containing 91.8 acres in Dade County needed 
for deposit of material dredged for maintenance of Miami Harbor. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Indian River Marine Basin applied for a commercial 
dock permit for construction of a new dock and mooring pilings and 
replacement of an existing dock in Crane Creek at 56 Front Street 
in Melbourne, Brevard County, for which all necessary exhibits and 
$100.00 processing fee were submitted. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - William C. Bickert as agent for Hunter Moss, 
Trustee, applied for a commercial dock permit for construction of 
a dock in the Intracoastal Waterway at Lake Boca Raton at property 
described as Lots 1 and 2, Block 5, Spanish River Land Company Unit 
1, in Palm Beach County. All required exhibits and $100.00 proces- 
sing fee were submitted. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of commercial dock permit to the applicant. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1719-50-253.129. Upon motion by Mr. 
Dickinson, seconded and duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of disclaimer under the provisions of Section 253.129 
Florida Statutes, to Palm Beach Inns, Inc., covering 1.49 acres of 
sovereignty land in Section 23, Township 44 South, Range 43 East, 
Palm Beach County, filled prior to June 11, 1957, for which $10.00 
handling charge was received. 



SHELL LEASES - The Trustees accepted as information the following 
report of remittances received by the State Board of Conservation 
from holders of shell leases for the month of August: 

Lease No. Name of Company Amount 

1788 Benton and Company, Inc. $7,757.80 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction Co. 6,843.74 

1718 Radcliff Materials, inc. 6,852.97 

1917 Fort Myers Dredging Co., Inc. 1,254.75 

1917 Fort Myers Dredging Co., Inc. 1,252.65 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The Trustees on July 6, 1965, approved the 
application of Fort Pierce Port and Terminal Company for extension 
of two years from September 24, 1964, within which to complete 
Phase I of its plan of port development of the submerged land 
sold at a nominal price by the Trustees on June 11, 1957. The 
extension was conditioned upon the performance bond being increased 
to $100,000.00. The Staff was in communication with the applicant 
through its attorney, Mr. Charles A. Williams, to determine the 
position of the company as to accepting the extension of time con- 
ditioned upon the increase in the performance bond. The attorney 
advised that unless notice was received by the Staff as to acceptance 
of the condition, the company would expect the Trustees to consider 
the matter on this date. 



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No notice was received from the company as to acceptance of the 
condition upon which the requested extension was granted, and in 
view of the fact that eleven weeks had elapsed since the action 
was taken by the Trustees, it was recommended that the $50,000.00 
bond, which was given to assure performance of the obligations set 
forth in the "Deposit Agreement" entered into between the Trustees 
and Fort Pierce Port and Terminal Company on September 29, 1957, be 
declared forfeited for failure to perform and discharge the obliga- 
tions in the agreement and bond. 

Mr. Williams, company attorney, pointed out that in event the bond 
was forfeited the original contract provided that the company would 
get fee title to the land which then would not have to be developed 
as a port and the company would be put in the position of speculators 
in use of the land. He said that if financially feasible and with 
extension under the original $50,000.00 bond, the company would 
build a port. He explained that stock holders desired the company 
to make a profit, and increase of the bond would affect borrowing 
power. He mentioned telegrams to the Board favoring extension of 
the time in order to have the port developed. 

Treasurer Broward Williams favored extending the time at the 
original bond amount and requiring the company to complete the 
work under Phase I of the plan of port development. 

Attorney General Faircloth was not in agreement with the position 
of the company, as stated by the attorney, that it could do anything 
with the land if the bond was forfeited. Mr. Faircloth asked for 
deferment to give him an opportunity to study the legality of the 
matter . 

Mr. Williams said he had no additional facts to present on behalf 
of his client. Mr. Conner stated that he felt that the Trustees 
would be in position to take action upon receipt of advice from 
the Attorney General. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees deferred action. 



MONROE COUNTY - Representative Bernie Papy, Jr., of Monroe County, 
presented Resolution No. 34-1965 adopted by the Board of County 
Commissioners of Monroe County on September 15, 1965, requesting 
a loan of Trustees' funds not to exceed $100,000.00 to be used to 
pay contractors for emergency repair work on roads and bridges 
damaged by Hurricane Betsy. Reimbursement within a year was 
assured by commitment in the resolution that the sum would be 
repaid from any emergency funds received by the county as a result 
of the county being declared a disaster area and/or from Monroe 
County secondary road funds. 

Similar loans were made to Monroe County by the Trustees on November 
20, 1960 and March 23, 1961 in the amount of $50,000.00 in each 
instance, and were repaid. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson, seconded by Mr. Williams and 
adopted, that loan of $100,000.00 of Trustees' funds be made to 
Monroe County for the purpose requested by the Board of County 
Commissioners, represented on this date by Representative Papy, 
the loan to be repaid within a year. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - Capitol Center Property. The Special Cabinet 
Committee on Property Acquisition in the Capitol Center area 
approved the acquisition of a parcel of land described as Part of 



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Tallahassee City Lot Number 32 in the original plan of said city, 
located in the SE corner of said lot, fronting 75 feet on Gadsden 
Street and 55 feet on Bloxham Street, which was owned by A. Winslow 
Sullivan and wife. 

Staff requested authority for purchase of the property at the price 
approved by the Committee, $12,000.00. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
use of Internal Improvement Funds in the amount of $12,000.00 
for purchase of the parcel of land in the Capitol Center. 



REFUND - Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized refund 
of the amount of $37.18 to Gibson, Gibson & Reese, attorneys, of 
West Palm Beach, being the amount of overpayment by the firm's 
client, LeJand Pearce, holder of land purchase contract Nos. 23605 
to 23608, Glades County land. 



TRUSTEES ' OFFICE - Printing. Upon motion adopted without objection, 
the Trustees accepted the bid of $170.50 made by Van Norren, Inc., 
which was the lowest of five bids received for printing five 
hundred copies of a bulkhead manual. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 182 96 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved Report 
No. 873 listing one regular bid for sale of land in Taylor County 
under provisions of Chapter 18296, the Murphy Act, and authorized 
execution of deed pertaining thereto. 



On motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned, 




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Tallahassee, Florida 
September 28, 1965 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Fred 0. Dickinson, Jr. Comptroller 
Broward Williams Treasurer 
Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1694-05-253.12. On August 10, 1965, 
the Trustees considered offer of $692.63 per acre, the price 
approved by the Staff Appraiser, from Vetterlein and Co., Inc., 
abutting upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in Newfound Harbor in Section 30, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, 
containing 8.32 acres, more or less, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Brevard County. Notice of sale was published in 
the Cocoa Tribune, proof of publication filed. 

Also, application was made for after-the-fact permit to remove 
79,581 cubic yards of fill material from Newfound Harbor to 
improve applicant's upland property to which the 8.32 acre 
parcel was riparian. 

A letter received on September 27 from Henry B. Wagner stated that 
many acres of Brevard County land were vacant and he objected to 
sale of any part of Newfound Harbor bottoms to a private corpor- 
ation. 

Staff recommended overruling the objection, confirmation of the 
sale, and issuance of the permit upon payment of $2,191.62 for the 
material based on the prevailing rate for sale of such fill material, 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, adopted without objection, the Trustees 
accepted the recommendations and it was so ordered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1695-44-253.12. On August 10, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Laurits A. Madsen, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $300.00 per acre, price approved by 
Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the 
Straits of Florida in Section 13, Township 62 South, Range 38 
East, at Key Largo in Monroe County, containing 3.4 acres, more 
or less. Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, 
proof of publication filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1696-44-253.12. On August 10, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Hunter C. Lyon, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $300.00 per acre, price approved by 
Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in 
Largo Sound in Section 14, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, at 
Key Largo in Monroe County, containing 0.30 acre, more or less. 
Notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of 
publication filed and no objection received. 



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Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the applicant at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1674-44-253.12. On August 10, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Creston E. Jackson, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $300.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Summerland 
Bay in Section 35, Township 66 South, Range 28 East, containing 3.3 
acres at Summerland Key in Monroe County. Notice of sale was pub- 
lished in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed. 

Objection to the sale was filed by attorneys for Hudgins and Alfonso, 
Inc. The Staff recommended deferment pending a complete study of 
the complicated suverys in the area. 

Without objection, the Trustees removed the matter from the agenda 
pending receipt of further information. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1726-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post Asso- 
ciates, Inc., on behalf of Joseph W. Morrow and wife, offered $300.00 
per acre, or $100.00 minimum, for a parcel of submerged land in 
Largo Sound in Section 14, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, con- 
taining 0.17 acre at Key Largo in Monroe County. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
advertisement of the land for objections only. 



COLLIER COUNTY - The City of Naples by Resolution No. 1130 dated 
September 15, 1965, requested dedication of 3.5 acre parcel of sub- 
merged land in the Gordon River in Section 3, Township 50 South, Range 
25 East, Collier County, for municipal purposes only. The parcel 
was needed for expansion of the existing sewage treatment plant. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
granted the 3.5 acre parcel to the City of Naples for municipal 
purposes only. 



DADE COUNTY - In response to request from the City of Islandia the 
Trustees on August 17, 1965, approved dedication of right of way for 
an access causeway with bridges from the mainland of Dade County 
to the offshore islands of Islandia but actual issuance and execu- 
tion of the instrument was delayed pending receipt of legal 
descriptions of the parcels of submerged land and preparation and 
approval by the Attorney General of the restrictive provisions to 
be placed in the instrument. On this date the Staff asked for 
advice with respect to the course of action concerning processing 
the instrument to completion, in view of the fact that a letter 
dated September 23, 1965, from the Honorable Chuck Hall, Mayor 
of Metropolitan Dade County, requested an opportunity for the 
Board of County Commissioners to appear before the Trustees to 
express their views with respect to this and all other requests for 
disposition of bay bottom lands within Dade County. Also the letter 
asked that no further action be taken with respect to the Islandia 
tollway until such time as the Trustees were able to hear represen- 
tatives of the county. The Director had advised the Mayor that 
since Governor Burns would not be present on this date, it would 
be more appropriate to schedule the hearing on October 12. The 
Staff was in position to process the instrument of dedication and 
requested the Trustees to consider the county request with 
respect to delaying such processing until the hearing. 



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Mr. Tom Maxey, owner of property in Islandia, presented the follow- 
ing points in favor of completion of the document for right of way 
approved by the Trustees on August 17. He pointed out that Mr. 
Hall's letter specifically asked for opportunity to be heard on the 
design of the tollway, and to comment upon all requests for disposi- 
tion of bay bottom lands in Dade County. He said that extensive 
public hearings had been held, one of which was conducted by Mr. 
Parker in his former capacity as an Assistant Attorney General; 
that the Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 8626 
on May 14, 1963, with attached map showing the causeway alignment 
recommended by Dade County - which had not been changed or rescinded; 
that the Trustees' Staff report dated October 3, 1963, was the basis 
of the then Governor's proposal for extensive recreational facilities 
in connection with the causeway to be supported in part by public 
financing; that feasibility study financed in part by Dade and 
Monroe Counties indicated that the large project would not be 
feasible without state financing. 

Mr. Maxey went on to tell how Islandia came to the Trustees with 
a proposal to do its own financing and the Trustees on August 17, 
1965, authorized dedication of the causeway easement to be built 
to State Road Department specifications with provisions and restric- 
tions for public purposes. He said that Islandia had cooperated 
with Dade County and would continue to cooperate with the county, 
and that the Islandia causeway was on all the county land use plans. 
Islandia had replied to a letter from the County Manager that it 
fully intended to confer with the county on design and other details. 
Mr. Maxey said he thought nothing in Mr. Hall's letter would be 
violated by processing the document for the easement already 
approved, that Mr. Hall had emphasized the design and as for dis- 
position of submerged land he knew the Trustees did have a policy 
and did notify the county. He said he found it hard to believe 
that Dade County wanted to prevent the people of Islandia from 
having an access causeway, but that delays had been going on for 
four or five years and delay in processing the document would affect 
financing arrangements. It was Islandia 's intention to build the 
causeway in such a way that it would meet all road requirements, 
would deviate in no way from Trustees' restrictions, might be used 
for recreation and that no adverse use would be permitted. 

Treasurer Broward Williams said he had received inquiries as to 
use of the right of way for public recreation. The Director said 
the City of Islandia made no commitment to build recreational 
facilities but the right of way dedication was a use right with 
title remaining in the Trustees, that the Outdoor Recreation 
Planning Committee might review the matter and plan a recreation 
program, that building would be of the roadside park type, and 
that the right of way instrument would contain a reversion provi- 
sion. Mr. Williams said that the objection from the county was 
not to building of the causeway but concern that it be of proper 
design, and the county could be assured that the state would be 
protected by the State Road Department. He said the Trustees had 
already voted to give Islandia the right of way and that Dade 
County should be given opportunity to be heard about other bay 
bottom lands. Mr. Parker assured Mr. Williams that the office 
notified the county of all proposed sales of submerged lands. 

Mayor L. L. Brooks of Islandia said that if Metro had written to 
Islandia, discussions would have been had without taking up the 
Board's time, that he did talk to Metro officials almost every 
day and that Metro approved not more than three weeks ago a land 
use plan showing the causeway to Islandia. Mr. Brooks explained 
that until they had the dedication instrument they could not 
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the county in every way. 

Comptroller Dickinson pointed out that the Director's letter indi- 
cated that Dade County could be present when the matter was discussed 
which might lead Mayor Hall to believe that nothing would be done 
until October 12th. Therefore, he felt the position or the Trustees 
should be to take no action today. He did think it was unfair to 
zhe Islandia interests to keep the matter waiting, and he acknow- 
ledged the islandia representatives' fairness in sayinj that the 
county should be given the hearing. 

The Attorney General said the policy of the Trustees had been to 
hear all who wanted to be heard. The letter having been a little 
obscure as to what they did want to be heard on, he would not want 
to mislead them since a hearing on October 12 had been suggested. 
He pointed out that the 1963 recommendation of the county was tied 
in with the Seadade application, at which point Mr. Maxey said that 
fact had delayed the Islandia causeway because of the opposition 
to the Seadade refinery. 

Mr. Conner said he saw no alternative to postponement of any 
action on this date and if this was a delaying move by the county, 
the Trustees could only accept the formal request for a hearing on 
its face value and accord them the opportunity to be heard. 

The consensus of the Board was that the Staff should hold up 
processing of the instrument of dedication. 

Motion was made by Mr. Conner, and unanimously adopted, that the 
Trustees comply with the request of the Mayor of Metropolitan Dade 
County that all further action with respect to the Islandia 
Causeway be delayed to permit county representatives to be heard 
on the 12th of October, and that the matter be moved as expedi- 
tiously as possible by all parties concerned after the hearing. 



GLADES COUNTY - Lykes Bros, Inc., holder of Grazing Lease No. 1588 
covering 148 acres in Government Lots 1, 2 and 3 of Section 34, 
Township 40 South, Range 32 East, requested one-year extension of 
the lease which expired on August 25, 1965. Terms of the lease 
included ninety-day cancellation clause and annual rental of $1.00 
per acre, but increase of rental to $3.00 per acre annually was 
recommended by the Staff Appraiser based on examination of the 
land and review of land values in the vicinity. 

Glades County had made application for the land for borrow pit and 
other public purposes but specified no immediate use, and since 
borrow pit use left the land with little value, the Director 
recommended that the grazing lease be renewed. 

Mr. Dickinson made the observation that tax assessors were working 
on re-assessment of lands, and the Director advised that the assessed 
value on the tax roll was one of the sources used by the Trustees' 
office for establishing land values. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson, seconded and adopted, that the 
grazing lease be renewed for one additional year with annual rental 
increased to $3.00 per acre and other terms and conditions 
remaining the same. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - The Murphy Construction Company made applica- 
tion on behalf of Lantana Boatyard, Inc., for permit for a 
commercial dock to be built along the applicant's south property 



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line, being the south line of the South 478 feet of Government Lot 
3 of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 43 East, on Lake Worth 
in Palm Beach County. All requirements were met, the adjacent owners 
waived objection, and the city issued a building permit for the dock 
which would be built over the top of an existing rock jetty. 

Motion was made by Mr. Williams, and duly adopted, that state 
commercial dock permit be issued for the usual $100.00 charge. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority approved commercial dock permits for the following 
applicants: 

1. Warren S. McCall - Dock to be constructed at Lots 10 
and 11, Block 9, Treasure Island in Boca Ciega Bay. 

2. High and Dry Marina - Dock to be constructed at Lots 
9, 10, 11 and 12, Block D, Unit 5, Island Estates of 
Clearwater, in Clearwater Harbor. 

All requirements were met and $100.00 processing fee tendered by 
each applicant. 

Upon motion unanimously adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance 
of the two state commercial dock permits. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

BROWARD COUNTY - George L. Patterson, Jr., on behalf of Chris- 
Craft Corporation, requested that the Trustees waive the usual 
regulations as to size limitation for release of the oil and 
minerals reserved in Broward County Murphy Act Deed No. 2052-EDDJ 
dated November 6, 1944, as to a 10-acre parcel of land in the NE% 
of Section 3, Township 49 South, Range 42 East, Broward County, 
owned by the corporation and sold under contract to Best Medium 
Publishing Co., Inc., for use as an industrial site for a publishing 
plant. 

The policy of the Trustees had been to follow the procedure for 
Murphy Act releases as provided in the statutes for other lands. 
While the whole parcel might not be considered a building site 
(the plan showed buildings, warehouse, parking area) , the Staff 
recommended release for a charge of $200.00 as compensation to the 
State of Florida for the oil and mineral rights. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees waived the 
usual regulation as to size limitation and authorized release of 
the oil and mineral reservations for $200.00 payment. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




ATTORNEY GENERAL - ACTING CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST: \^>t <^ C^ C&M* -^ 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
October 5, 1965 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 



Present: 



Haydon Burns 
Fred 0. Dickinson, Jr. 
Broward Williams 
Earl Faircloth 



Governor 
Comptroller 
Treasurer 
Attorney General 



Robert C. Parker 



Director 



Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the minutes of the meetings 
of September 21 and 28, 1965, were approved as presented. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1625-05-253.12. On June 8, 1965, the 
Trustees deferred action on application from Frank H. Tipton and 
wife, abutting upland owners, to purchase a parcel of submerged 
land in the Indian River in Section 15, Township 22 South, Range 
35 East, City of Titusville, containing 0.94 acre , more or less, 
landward of the established bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

Because of numerous objections to the sale from riparian upland 
owners of property within 1000 feet of the application parcel, 
the matter of possible relocation of the bulkhead line had been 
referred to the City of Titusville. The city, however, proposed 
no change in the established bulkhead line and offered no objec- 
tion to the sale. The area was zoned commercial. There was no 
adverse conservation report. Staff recommended approval of the 
sale. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees overruled the objections 
and confirmed sale to the abutting upland owners at $1,500.00 
per acre, the price approved by the Staff Appraiser. 



The following three applications were presented from riparian 
owners for purchase of submerged lands abutting their upland 
properties: 



1. MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1727-43-253.12, 



C. Alley on 



behalf of Lenore L. Bohner, abutting upland owner, offered 
$425.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, for a 
parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 1, 
Township 38 South, Range 41 East, containing 1.43 acres in 
the Town of Sewall's Point landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Martin County. 

MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1728-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, Inc., on behalf of Frank J. Plageman and wife, 
abutting upland owners, offered $300.00 per acre or $100.00 
minimum in this instance, price approved by the Staff Appraiser, 
for a parcel of submerged land in Largo Sound in Section 14, 
Township 61 South, Range 39 East, containing 0.17 acre at Key 
Largo in Monroe County. 

VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1723-64-253.12. Kinsey, Vincent and 
Pyle on behalf of Edward A. Metz, the abutting upland owner, 
offered $1,500.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, 
for a parcel of submerged land in the Halifax River in Section 



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3, Township 16 South, Range 33 East, containing 0.89 acre 
in the City of Port Orange landward of the established 
bulkhead line, in Volusia County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
of the submerged land in the three applications for objections 
only. 



DOCK PERMITS - The Trustees ' Staff had found that many people 
owning waterfront property apparently were not aware that state 
dock permits were required for construction of docks, wharves, 
piers, marinas, boat slips, boat houses, concessions, loading 
and shipping facilities whether for private or commercial use, 
where such facilities extended into navigable waters and upon 
sovereignty lands. The requirement had been in effect since 
December of 1959. 

In an effort to inform the general public, the Staff planned to 
forward to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of each county a supply 
of the Trustees revised dock application-permits for distribution 
to persons affected. Also, the Staff planned to solicit the 
cooperation of newspapers having generally wide circulation to 
publicize state requirements concerning dock permits. 

without objection, the Trustees approved the procedure to inform 
the public, as suggested by the Staff. 



BAY COUNTY - Dredging & Engineering, Inc., of Bay County, on 
behalf of J. A. Smith of Panama City, made application for a 
permit to remove 4,00C cubic yards of fill material from Massa- 
lina Bayou for improvement of applicant's upland property in 
Section 9, Township 4 South, Range 14 West, in Bay County. Staff 
recommended permit upon payment for the material at five cents 
per cubic yard. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
permit for removal of the requested amount of material at the 
standard rate. 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY - File Nos. 1341 and 1619-08-253.124. Upon 
motion adopted without objection, the Trustees formally approved 
the fill permit issued by the Board of County Commissioners of 
Charlotte County on September 21, 1965, under provisions of 
Section 253.124 Florida Statutes, to fill the 1.07 acres of sub- 
merged land in Charlotte County previously purchased by the 
applicants, Charles E. Van Norman and Mini B. Pearson, under 
the referenced file numbers. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Attorney Billy L. Rowe of St. Petersburg made 
application on behalf of Tierra Verde City, Inc., for permission 
to take spoil material from Passagrille Channel (an addition to 
U. S. Corps of Engineers Project No. 57-29, 105) to use for 
improvement of upland property on Pine Key in Pinellas County. 
The applicant agreed to pay at the standard yardage rate for all 
extra material taken over that yardage required to be removed 
in connection with the Corps project. The total amount of material 
to be removed was estimated at 600,000 cubic yards. The Staff 
recommended approval subject to receipt of acceptable yardage 
estimates and payment at standard yardage rates for the material 
classified as "extra". 



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The overall project was reviewed and approved by the Pinellas 
County Water and Navigation Control Authority and the Division of 
Walt Water Fisheries, Florida Board of Conservation. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
permit to Tierra Verde City, Inc., for taking spoil material to 
improve upland subject to Staff approval of yardage estimates 
and payment as required. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Pinellas 
County, on behalf of the United States of America, applied for the 
following easements: 

In Township 31 South, Range 15 East, Pinellas County: 

(1) Perpetual easement for right of way for John's Pass 
Channel over submerged bottoms of the Gulf of 
Mexico and Boca Ciega Bay, and 

(2) Perpetual easements for two spoil areas over bottoms 
of Boca Ciega Bay; 

In Township 32 South, Ranges 15 and 16 East, Pinellas County: 

(3) Perpetual easement for right of way for Pass-a-Grille 
Pass Channel over submerged bottoms of Gulf of Mexico, 
Pass-a-Grille Pass and Boca Ciega Bay, and 

(4) Perpetual easements for three spoil areas over bottoms 
of the same waters . 

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees granted easements 
to the United States as requested. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report No. 874 
listing one duplicate deed, being County of Hillsborough Deed No. 
1362-A to Minnie Martinez, issued in lieu of Deed No. 1362 dated 
September 12, 1941, to the same grantee. The original deed was 
reported lost prior to recording. 



JEFFERSON AND WALTON COUNTIES - The State Road Department made 
application for easements for highway purposes over the following 
parcels of land certified to the State of Florida under Chapter 
18296, the Murphy Act: 

Easement over ten parcels of land in Dilworth's Addition in 
the Town of Monticello, Jefferson County, needed in connection 
with State Road Department Section No. 54570-2602; 

Easement over two parcels of land in Section 12, Township 1 
South, Range 20 West, containing 3.10 acres, more or less, 
needed in connection with State Road No. 20, Section 
60503-2601, in Walton County. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized easements to the 
State Road Department for highway purposes across the land described. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



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ATTEST: 



LlRMAN 



DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
October 12, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 



Present: 



Haydon Burns 
Fred 0. Dickinson, Jr 
Broward Williams 
Earl Faircloth 
Doyle Conner 



Governor 

Comptroller 

Treasurer 

Attorney General 

Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker 



Director 



Upon motion duly adopted, minutes of the meeting of October 5, 
1965, were approved. 



DADE COUNTY - Islandia Causeway. Representatives of the Board of 
County Commissioners of Metropolitan Dade County were granted the 
opportunity to express their views with respect to the action taken 
by the Trustees on August 17 authorizing a dedication of right of 
way upon which the City of Islandia could construct an access 
causeway with bridges from the mainland to the offshore islands, 
together with other matters dealing with submerged lands in Dade 
County. 

Commissioners Arthur H. Patten, Jr., Lewis B. Whitworth, Jr . , 
Alexander S. Gordon, Earl M. Starnes, County Attorney Thomas C. 
Britton and County Manager Porter W. Homer were present. In a 
presentation partly read from a prepared text, Mr. Patten said 
that the County Commission was not opposed to a road connection 
to Islandia but was concerned about how the project would be 
accomplished to best serve traffic needs, to protect South Biscayne 
Bay from adverse effects, and to provide maximum public park and 
recreation areas along the causeway and on Islandia which would 
generate sufficient traffic to make the project financially 
feasible according to the report by Wilbur Smith & Associates. 
The Smith report was made at the request of Monroe County, the 
southern terminus of the roadway, and was paid for by Dade and 
Monroe Counties. The Dade County Commission urged the Trustees to 
deny Islandia' s right of way request for the new alignment and as 
an alternative to proceed to implement the comprehensive develop- 
ment plan which he emphasized was originated by the State of Florida 
in 1964. Mr. Patten said that Dade County was prepared to help 
by acquiring all the right of way access for the alignment pro- 
posed in 1964 across Dade County which should be on the limited 
access basis, and if Monroe County would provide the right of way 
on Key Largo it would reduce the cost. He said the feasibility 



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report was on the conservative side, that recreational facilities 
would bring in some revenue, that under the federal open space 
program matching funds would be available and he thought the 
interests of Monroe, Dade and Islandia could best be served by 
implementation of the 1964 comprehensive development plan. 

Governor Burns said that money was not available for state partici- 
pation under the comprehensive development approach as outlined 
by the previous administration, that proceeds from the recreation 
act program were held up by court action and only recently were 
approved by four to three decision which did not help to sell 
bonds, that the overly optimistic picture had changed and the 
cabinet was grossly disappointed that it would not be able to do 
with that source of revenue what had been hoped. He said that 
the Trustees were of the opinion that the state participation plan 
was passe* . 

There was nothing before the board then with respect to Islandia, 
and on August 17 when the Islandia proponents presented a concrete 
plan with a do-it-yourself approach wherein they asked only for 
the privilege of right of way across the bay, the Trustees approved 
dedication of the submerged land. The Governor said the board 
could reverse itself as the dedication document was being held in 
the Attorney General's office, but that the previous plan was not 
considered feasible and he saw no prospect for state financing on 
the basis of Mr. Smith's report. He felt it imperative for Dade 
County and Islandia to get together. 

Attorney General Faircloth asked questions regarding the Smith 
report and whether Dade and Monroe Counties might within a reason- 
able time, based on experience of the last two years and the court 
settlement of the recreation tax question, have a specific proposal 
to offer including acquisition of access and recreation areas in 
return for state help with the causeway. 

In view of the presentation, the concern of all for acquisition 
and use of remaining land to the maximum public benefit, the fact 
that only three of the Trustees were present in August when the 
easement was voted upon, the Attorney General made a motion that 
the approval vote be rescinded. There being no second, the motion 
failed to pass. 

Governor Burns expressed concern that for the first time a concrete 
proposal that was workable had been laid before an official body, 
and he hoped the people of Dade County, Islandia, Monroe County, 
could all get together and then come to the Trustees for approval. 
He said misunderstandings had been created and the public was 
understandably disappointed. He did not suggest immediate action, 
but since the Trustees had not rescinded their action he asked 
Mr. Patten to check back with the county group and if he came up 
with a better plan the board would be glad to ask Islandia to work 
with the county to resolve it. 

Comptroller Dickinson said he thought all members were of the same 
mind, that nothing had been granted but use of the bay bottom land 
as a public road. He said everyone was concerned that the best 
method be achieved to afford and protect recreation for the citizens 
of Dade County and Florida, and that Metro and Islandia should 
work it out together without undue delay. 

Mr. Faircloth pointed out that the easement deed was on his desk 
for action. On the suggestion of the Governor, he made a motion 
that the document be held for a period of sixty days after which 
it would be issued unless this matter was resolved to the contrary. 
Motion was seconded by Mr. Dickinson and carried without objection. 



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BAY COUNTY - File No. 1671-03-253.12. On August 17, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Motel Syndicate, Inc., 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $615.00 per acre, value 
reported by Staff Appraiser, for 3.58 acres of submerged land in 
St. Andrews Bay in Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 15 West, 
in Panama City, Bay County, landward of the established bulkhead 
line. Notice of sale was published in the Panama City Herald, 
proof of publication filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the applicant at the appraised 
price. 



COLLIER COUNTY - File No. 1679-11-253.12. On August 17, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Marco Island Corporation, 
abutting upland owner, offering $950.00 per acre, value reported 
by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of 3.0 acres of submerged land 
in Big Marco Pass in Section 6, Township 52 South, Range 26 East, 
lying westerly and southerly of and abutting Government Lot 1 of 
said Section 6, landward of the established bulkhead line in Collier 
County. Notice of sale was published in the Collier County News, 
proof of publication filed and no objection received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the applicant at the appraised 
price . 



LEE COUNTY - File No. 1682-36-253.12. On August 17, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from C. L. Development Corporation, 
abutting upland owner, with offer of $975.00 for the parcel, value 
reported by the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of sub- 
merged land in the Caloosahatchee River containing 0.37 acre, 
more or less, in Section 7, Township 44 South, Range 25 East, 
landward of the established bulkhead line in the City of Fort 
Myers, Lee County. Notice of sale was published in the Fort 
Myers News-Press, proof of publication filed and no objection 
received. 

On motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the parcel of land to the applicant at the price offered. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - File No. 953-52-253.12. On August 17, 1965, 
the Trustees considered offer of $1,375.00 per acre, approved by 
Staff Appraiser, from the City of Clearwater, abutting upland 
owner, for two parcels of submerged land in Clearwater Harbor in 
Section 9, Township 29 South, Range 15 East, containing 0.27 acre, 
more or less, in said city landward of the established bulkhead 
line in Pinellas County. Notice of sale was published in the 
Clearwater Sun, proof of publication filed and no objection 
received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised land to the City of Clearwater at the 
price offered. 



The following nine (9) applications were presented from riparian 
owners for purchase of submerged lands abutting their upland 
properties: 

1. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1394-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer & 



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Associates for Rodney S. Thompson et al, abutting upland owners, 
offered $720.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, 
for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 
34, Township 21 South, Range 35 East, containing 0.17 acre in 
the City of Titusville landward of the established bulkhead 
line in Brevard County. 

2. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1710-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer & Asso- 
ciates for Lewis D. Harris, abutting upland owner, offered 
$1,500.00 per acre, price approved by Staff Appraiser, for a 
parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 15, 
Township 22 South, Range 35 East, containing 3.30 acres in 
the City of Titusville landward of the established bulkhead 
line in Brevard County. 

3. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1731-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer & 
Associates for Alexander Samko, abutting upland owner, offered 
$1,500.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel 
of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 10, Township 

22 South, Range 35 East, containing 2.42 acres in the City of 
Titusville landward of the established bulkhead line in 
Brevard County. 

4. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1732-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer & 
Associates for Local and National Developers, Inc., abutting 
upland owner, offered $1,500.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River 
in Section 10, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, containing 
4.36 acres in the City of Titusville landward of the estab- 
lished bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

5. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1733-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer & 
Associates for Roy F. Roberts, the abutting upland owner, 
offered $1,500.00 per acre, approved by the Staff Appraiser, 
for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 
22, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, containing 6.87 acres 

in the City of Titusville landward of the established bulkhead 
line in Brevard County. 

6. BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1734-05-253.12. Grusenmeyer & 
Associates for the Estate of Carmen Valicenti, abutting upland 
owner, offered $1,500.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, 
for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Sections 

23 and 26, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, containing 4.03 
acres in the City of Titusville landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Brevard County. 

7. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1729-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, on behalf of Virginia E. Ragen, Trustee, abutting 
upland owner, offered $425.00 per acre, price approved by the 
Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Straits 
of Florida in Section 33, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, 
containing 8.0 acres at Key Largo, Monroe County. 

8. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1735-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, on behalf of John E. Wilson and wife, abutting 
upland owners, offered $300.00 per acre for 0.22 acre parcel 
of submerged land in Blackwater Sound in Section 12, Township 
61 South, Range 39 East, at Key Largo, Monroe County. 

9. VOLUSIA COUNTY - File No. 1718-64-253.12. Berrien Becks on 
behalf of Mattilou T. Park Kelly, abutting upland owner, 
offered $1,474.00 per acre, appraised price, for a parcel of 
submerged land in Halifax River abutting uplands in Section 
37, Township 15 South, Range 33 East, containing 0.24 acre 



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in the City of Daytona Beach landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Volusia County. 

Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth, seconded and adopted, that the 
land in the nine applications be advertised for objections only. 



DADE COUNTY - On August 10, 1965, the Trustees authorized campsite 
leases to be extended to owners of existing houses on pilings and 
barges in the shoal area south of Key Biscayne, if applications 
were received within six months. Owners were notified and the 
Staff presented the following five applications for campsite leases 
for a period of one year with option for renewal on a yearly basis 
for an additional four years, annual rental of $100.00, provision 
for cancellation after 120-day written notice, subject to compliance 
with all applicable laws and regulations: 

(1) William V. Southard, (2) William A. Daniel, Dillard R. 
Borden and Ralph D. Slaton, (3) James C. Ellenburg, (4) Martin 
Woolin, and (5) Miami Springs Power Boat Club, Inc. 

The Staff had made a field survey just prior to a recent hurricane 
and it was not known whether the applicants owned existing struc- 
tures since many camps were reported destroyed or damaged by the 
storm. 

The Trustees' office received copies of letters from Dade County 
Building and Zoning Department to some applicants which indicated 
that erection of such buildings violated provisions of zoning 
regulations. The Staff recognized that Dade County had jurisdic- 
tion in regard to its building and zoning code, and recommended 
deferment before proceeding to issue leases on state sovereignty 
land, in order to cooperate with the county. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, adopted without objection, the 
Trustees deferred action pending further investigation. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Application was presented from Pahokee Farms, 
Inc., holder of Agricultural Lease No. 1436 dated November 23, 
1960, for 15-year term on 2.773 acres in Township 42 South, Range 
36 East, Township 42 South in Range 37 East, Township 43 South 
in Range 36 East, and Township 43 South in Range 37 East, in Palm 
Beach County, annual rental of $37.00 per acre being paid as result 
of competitive bidding at the time the area was offered for lease. 
Lessee requested extension for ten years after the expiration date 
of November 23, 1975, at an annual rental of $40.70 per acre which 
represented an increase of ten per cent above the rental for the 
initial period of the lease. The lessee stated that additional 
funds were needed for improvements which would include additional 
new roads, development of drainage and irrigation facilities and 
housing for employees, and that financing for additional funds of 
approximately $250,000.00 as outlined in the request required a 
longer lease period to amortize the loan and justify the expen- 
diture. It was pointed out that improvements would increase the 
value of the state land. 

Staff carefully reviewed the application, conferred with officials 
of the company to discuss all aspects of the requested extension, 
and, modifying the application, recommended two five-year extensions 
with rental to be fixed by Trustees on or before commencement of 
each five-year extension based upon an appraisal of the land at 
that time to determine the fair market rental of the land. 



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The Director said that prior to leasing the Trustees had considered 
sale but competition 'did not develop to the extent that warranted 
sale of the land, which was then offered for competitive lease. 
The lessee paid no ad valorem tax but did pay drainage taxes. 

Commissioner Conner said the lease was the first major one nego- 
tiated after he came on thfe Board, that it was a good contract and 
the Trustees were protected on the price. He said that future 
conditions might indicate need for some adjustment and questioned 
the long period of commitment, pointing out that sugarcane plant- 
ings ran into short cycles. 

Governor Burns commented that the Staff found justification on 
the basis of the improvements to be placed on state land and he 
thought the Board ten years hence would be able to determine value. 

Expressing confidence in the team which made the investigation, 
Mr. Conner made a motion, which was seconded and adopted, that the 
recommendation of the Staff be followed and lessee was granted 
two five-year extensions from and after expiration of the original 
lease period with rental to be based on appraisal before each 
five-year extension to determine the fair market rental, consider- 
ing the highest and best use of the land. 



GEOPHYSICAL PERMIT - Geophysical Service Incorporated requested 
permission to conduct an offshore seismograph survey between Cape 
San 3las and the Florida Alabama line. The Board of Conservation 
had issued permit No. 20 covering the survey which was to be done 
between November 1, 1965 and March 31, 1966. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Board approved the permit insofar 
as the interest of the Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund 
extended, subject to clearance from all other affected state and 
federal agencies. 



BAY COUNTY - Following Trustees' approval on October 5, 1965 of 
permit to Dredging and Engineering, Inc., of Bay County, on behalf 
of J. A. Smith, for removal of fill material from Massalina Bayou 
to improve upland in Section 9, Township 4 South, Range 14 West, 
investigation by the Staff revealed that Massalina Bayou was not 
a meandered body of water and state permit was not required. 
Staff informed the applicant and waived objection to the work, 
for which a U. S. Corps of Engineers permit would be required. 

On request by the Staff, the Trustees by motion duly adopted 
rescinded the action on October 5. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1654-43-253.124. Upon motion adopted 
without objection, the Trustees granted formal approval of fill 
permit issued by the Board of County Commissioners of Martin County 
in regular meeting on September 30, 1965, under provisions of Sec- 
tion 253.124 Florida Statutes, to fill the two parcels of submerged 
land previously purchased under the above file number by the 
applicant, John R. Wolf, Sr . , containing 0.646 acre in Martin 
County. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - Capitol Center. Upon motion adopted unanimously, 
the Trustees authorized use of Internal Improvement funds for the 
purchase, upon approval of the title by the office of the Attorney 
General, of the following two parcels, the acquisition of which 



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at the stated price was approved by the cabinet committee charged 
with the responsibility of approving property acquisition in the 
capitol center: 

The North 1/3 of Lot 255 Old Plan of City of Tallahassee, 
located on South Duval Street, owned by W. K. Whitfield et 
al, for consideration of $5,500.00; 

The South 85 feet of the East 85 feet of Lot 247 Old Plan 
of City of Tallahassee, located in the Northwest corner of 
Gaines and Duval Streets, owned by C. Tyler Carpenter and 
Mable Carpenter Houston, for consideration of $29,000.00. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 182 96 

Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth, and duly adopted, that the 
Trustees approved Report No. 875 listing one regular bid for sale 
of land in Citrus County under provisions of Chapter 18296, the 
Murphy Act, and authorize execution of deed pertaining thereto. 



On motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 



ATTEST: ( ^*l£*f C L/^^- 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 




CHAIRMAN 



Tallahassee, Florida 
October 19, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 



Present: Haydon Burns 

Fred 0. Dickinson, Jr 
Broward Williams 
Earl Faircloth 
Doyle Conner 



Governor 

Comptroller 

Treasurer 

Attorney General 

Commissioner of Agriculture 



James T. Williams 



Staff Member 



Upon motion duly adopted, minutes of the meeting of October 12, 
1965, were approved. 



The following five (5) applications were presented from riparian 
owners for purchase of submerged lands abutting their upland 
properties: 

1. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1725-44-253.12. C. G. Bailey & 

Associates, on behalf of 0. L. Evans, abutting upland owner, 
offered $300.00 per acre, the price approved by Staff 



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Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Straits 
of Florida in Section 13, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, 
containing 4.16 acres at Key Largo in Monroe County. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1737-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates on behalf of Peter Flesor et al, abutting upland 
owners, offered $300.00 per acre, or $100.00 minimum, the 
price approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged 
land in Largo Sound in Section 14, Township 61 South, Range 
38 East, containing 0.33 acre at Key Largo in Monroe County. 

3. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1738-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates on behalf of Harold N. Lovvorn, abutting upland 
owner, offered $425.00 per acre, price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of 
Florida in Section 28, Township 63 South, Range 37 East, con- 
taining 0.24 acre at Upper Matecumbe Key in Monroe County. 

4. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1680-50-253.12. Hutcheon 
Engineers on behalf of Palm Beach Inns, Inc., abutting upland 
owner, offered the appraised price of $5,558.40 per acre for 
a parcel of submerged land in Lake Worth in Section 23, 
Township 44 South, Range 43 East, containing 0.17 acre land- 
ward of the established bulkhead line in the Town of Palm 
Beach, Palm Beach County. 

5. PALM BEACH COUNTY - File No. 1720-50-253.12. Hutcheon 
Engineers on behalf of Royal Palm Beach Spa, Inc., abutting 
upland owner, offered the appraised price of $400.00 for 

a parcel of submerged land in Lake Worth in Section 15, 
Township 43 South, Range 43 East, containing 0.27 acre 
landward of the established bulkhead line in the Town of 
Palm Beach, Palm Beach County. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson, seconded and adopted, that the 
land in the five applications be advertised for objections only. 



SHELL LEASES - The Trustees accepted as information the following 
report of remittances received by the State Board of Conservation 
from holders of shell leases for the month of September, 1965: 

Lease No Name of Company Amount 

1788 Benton and Company, Inc. $7,937.82 

1703 Bay Dredging & Construction Co. 8,560.49 

1718 Radcliff Materials, Inc. 9,607.16 

1917 Fort Myers Dredging Co. 1,982.10 



GEOPHYSICAL PERMIT - The request from Texaco, Inc., to conduct 
certain exploratory surveys in areas offshore from Pinellas, 
Manatee and Monroe Counties was withdrawn from the agenda for 
consideration at a later date. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Submitted for approval was the bulkhead line 
on the westerly shore of Lake Worth between the north and south 
corporate limits of the City of Riviera Beach. By adoption of 
Ordinance No. 691 on September 15, 1965, the city established the 
bulkhead line for the area west of the intracoastal waterway from 
the centerline of State Road 703 (Blue Heron Boulevard) to the 
south city limits. 



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A bulkhead line for this area, and for other areas, was considered 
by the Trustees on February 23, 1965, and referred back to the city 
because it was felt that the line then proposed for the westerly 
shore of Lake Worth might adversely affect a highly developed 
residential area. Staff and the Board of Conservation reviewed 
and recommended approval of the modified line which provided pro- 
tection to the residential area. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved the bulkhead line adopted by the City of Riviera Beach 
as described in Ordinance No. 691 dated September 15, 1965. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority in meeting on April 22, 1965, approved a change in Segment 
One of the county bulkhead line in Smith Bayou in Sections 10 and 
11, Township 28 South, Range 15 East, Pinellas County, in front of 
upland owned by M. T. Reed and T. J. Cichowicz. The bulkhead line, 
which previously had been fixed about forty feet inland from the 
mean high water line and across upland, according to the County 
Engineer, was relocated immediately offshore from the mean high 
water line. All required exhibits were submitted and the Staff 
recommended approval of the change. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, duly adopted, the Trustees formally 
approved the modified bulkhead line in Smith Bayou adopted by 
Pinellas County on April 22, 1965, being in Segment One of the 
county bulkhead line. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority in meeting on September 14, 1965, approved a change in 
Segment One of the county bulkhead line in Smith Bayou in Sections 
10 and 11, Township 28 South, Range 15 East, for property owned 
by Ozona Shores Co., Inc., and encompassing an overfill of approxi- 
mately 1.47 acres. Staff reviewed the matter with the applicant 
and it was understood that application to purchase the filled 
sovereignty land was being prepared. There were no objections to 
the modified bulkhead line which conformed to the land in place, 
and Staff recommended approval of the change. 

Upon motion by Mr. Conner, seconded by Mr. Williams and duly adopted, 
the Trustees formally approved the modified bulkhead line in Smith 
Bayou adopted by Pinellas County on September 14, 1965, being in 
Segment One of the county bulkhead line. 



3REVARD COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Brevard 
County by Resolution adopted in meeting on October 7, 1965, requested 
the Trustees to dedicate for public park and recreational use, a 
parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 19, Township 
23 South, Range 36 East, containing 0.5 acre, more or less, abutting 
upland owned by the county and used for park purposes. 

On motion made by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees 
authorized dedication of the parcel to Brevard County for public 
park and recreational purposes. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, duly adopted, the 
Trustees authorized dedication to the State Road Department, for 
road and bridge right of way purposes, across a parcel of the 
submerged bottoms of the St. Johns River in Section 18, Township 
26 South, Range 3 5 East, needed in connection with the construction 



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of Section 70504-2601, State Road No. S-536, 



BROWARD COUNTY - Upon motion adopted without objection, the 
Trustees approved issuance of commercial dock permit to Rivershores, 
Inc., for construction of a timber wharf in the North Fork of 
Middle River at the applicant's property in Government Lot 1, 
Section 26, Township 49 South, Range 42 East, in the City of 
Oakland, Broward County, for which all necessary exhibits and 
$100.00 processing fee were submitted. 



DADE COUNTY - By Resolution adopted October 4, 1965, the Board of 
County Commissioners of Dade County endorsed request of the Tropi- 
cal Audubon Society, Inc., for dedication of Arsenicker Key, 
together with those submerged lands lying bayward thereof to the 
established bulkhead line, as recorded in Plat Book 74, Page 5, 
Sheet 9, of the Public Records of Dade County, lying in Biscayne 
Bay in Section 12, Township 58 South, Range 40 East, Dade County. 
C. B. Forester, holder of campsite lease since 1959, had agreed 
to relinquish his lease in favor of the dedication. Staff recom- 
mended dedication of 48 acres, more or less, as a bird sanctuary. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
authorized dedication of Arsenicker Key, containing 48 acres 
within the bulkhead line, to the Tropical Audubon Society, Inc., 
as a bird sanctuary. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1631-31-253.12. In meeting on 
April 27, 1965, the Trustees confirmed the sale of 0.358 acre 
parcel of submerged land in the Sebastian River in Section 25, 
Township 30 South, Range 38 East, to Kip G. Kelso and wife. The 
applicant requested a corrective deed for the reason that the legal 
description furnished with the application and included in Trustees' 
Deed No. 24011 referred to an upland lot in Ercildoune Heights 
Subdivision Unit No. 2, whereas the lot was in Unit No. 1 of the 
subdivision. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees authorized 
issuance of corrective deed to the applicant for $10.00 handling 
charge. 



LAKE COUNTY - Application was made by Astor Forest Campsites for 
state dredge and fill permit for removal of approximately 5,000 
cubic yards of material from bottoms of the St. Johns River at 
applicant's property in Government Lot 9, Section 19, Township 15 
South, Range 28 East, Lake County. Applicant tendered payment in 
the amount of $250.00 for the fill material which would be used 
to improve upland property. The Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish 
Commission approved the application subject to inclusion in the 
permit of stipulations as to where and when the dredging might 
be done. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized issuance of 
permit with provisions recommended by the Game and Fresh Water 
Fish Commission with respect to the dredging operation. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Pinellas County requested amendment of the 
artificial reef permit authorized by the Trustees on July 13,1965, 
for the purpose of changing the location from 24°4'8" North 



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Latitude and 83°55'4" West Longitude to a location recommended 
by the U. S. Corps of Engineers at 27° 51.4' North Latitude and 
83° 1.8* West Longitude. A representative of the Board of Con- 
servation worked with the county on the project for a fishing 
reef in the Gulf of Mexico approximately nine miles offshore from 
St. Petersburg Beach near the mouth of Tampa Bay. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees approved 
issuance of permit with amended description as requested by 
Pinellas County. 



DADS COUNTY - Trustees' Funds. Governor Burns expressed the 
desire of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to proceed 
toward acquiring the property at the southern tip of Key Biscayne 
located lh miles southeast of downtown Miami, bounded on the east 
by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by Bicayne Bay, containing 
approximately 450.8 acres in Dade County. The attorney for the 
owner had agreed to take the property off the market for a period 
of approximately sixty days in view of the interest of the State 
of Florida in the area for use for public recreation. 

Motion was made and duly adopted that the Trustees' Staff explore 
the sources of available monies, checking into legal aspects with 
the Attorney General, in order to make these monies available on 
a temporary or long-range temporary basis for option or contract 
for the purchase of the Key Biscayne property. Also, the 
Comptroller was asked to work in conjunction with the Staff to 
seek other sources of available funds. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 182 96 

CKALOOSA COUNTY - The State Road Department requested easement 
for road right of way purposes across a parcel of Murphy Act land 
in the N^g of SW% of NWlj of Section 4, Township 5 North, Range 22 
West, lying within 33 feet of the survey line of State Road S-85-A, 
Section 57550-2601. The land was certified under provisions of 
Chapter 18296, Acts of 1937, to the State of Florida in tax sale 
certificate No. 340 of September 7, 1914. 

Upon motion by Mr. Williams, seconded and adopted, the Trustees 
granted easement to the State Road Department for road right of 
way across the land requested. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




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ATTE ST : 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
October 26, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in 
the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 

Present: Haydon Burns Governor 

Fred 0. Dickinson, Jr. Comptroller 

Broward Williams Treasurer 

Earl Faircloth Attorney General 

Doyle Conner Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker Director 



Upon motion duly adopted, minutes of the meeting of October 19, 
1965, were approved. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1536-05-253.12. The Trustees were presented 
a modification of the application of F. Burton Smith et al, abutting 
upland owner, for purchase of submerged land in the Banana River in 
Sections 3, 4, 9, 10 and 15, Township 25 South, Range 37 East, in 
the City of Cocoa Beach, lying within exterior closed bulkhead line, 
at the adjusted appraised price of $436.80 per acre. The city had 
requested dedication of approximately 32.25 acres in Section 9, 
for extension of municipal golf course and applicants waived pre- 
emptive right to purchase this area. On August 10 the Trustees 
authorized advertisement for objection only of the 1080.52 acres 
in the application, which acreage was voluntarily reduced by the 
applicants to 733 acres in view of numerous objections to the sale 
and adverse conservation reports. Notice of sale was published in 
the Cocoa Tribune, proof of publication filed, and notices were 
sent to a large number of riparian owners. 

The many objections received and analyzed by the Staff listed as 
grounds for objections conservation damage, loss of recreation 
area, stagnation of water in the planned canals, navigation problems, 
and reduction of property values. Objectors heard on this date were 
Colonel W. M. Gaines representing Cove Homeowners Association, Mrs. 
Charles Eybell of Cocoa Beach Civic Association, C. Russell Mason 
of Florida Audubon Society, James L. Wall, C. H. Kindred and 
Colonel W. A. Weddell of the Izaak Walton League, Mrs. Carl 
Scheuplein, and a resident of Snug Harbor on behalf of home owners 
in that community. It was brought out that the developer proposed 
to work within a period of time from 10 to 15 years, which could 
cause long-lasting siltation and other effects harmful to natural 
resources. 

City Commissioner Richard Tillman, departing from the unanimous 
approval of the application by the City Commission to request the 
Trustees to provide a condition for protection against stagnation, 
said that Dr. Per Bruun and others had pointed out the danger of 
stagnation and attendant health hazards. Objectors asked that a 
study to insure against stagnation problems be made prior to the 
sale. Director Parker said that development plans and hydraulics 
were usually a part of the dredge and fill application which was 
not yet filed. 

Supplemental reports from the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission 
and Board of Conservation indicated that the reduced area was an 
acceptable compromise serving both public and private interests, 
and since a majority of the objections were based on conservation, 



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the Staff recommended that objections be overruled and sale 
approved. 

The development plan revised to fit within the reduced area was 
recommended. Map with overlay was examined. The Trustees had 
previously approved the plan for the larger area which had been 
submitted at the time the bulkhead line was approved. 

Mayor Robert Murkshe of the City of Cocoa Beach said that the 
modified plan would be carefully studied by the Commissioners, 
city planners, engineers, and in his opinion the city would exer- 
cise absolute control over such things as filling and protection 
of the citizens. He urged special consideration and approval of 
dedication of a parcel desired by the city for the golf course 
and areas in the southwest and northeast corners of the plan. 

Attorney Jay Hall, Jr., pointed out that the City Commission had 
unanimously endorsed the sale, that the county's objection to sale 
beyond the island mass was complied with by the applicant having 
reduced the acreage sought for purchase, that applicants owned 
the islands and felt they had complied with the conservation 
aspects by modifying the plan. He said the master plan, prepared 
by a well-known planner at considerable expense, showed what the 
developer intended to do and gave the city opportunity to do necessary 
traffic and other planning, that it was anticipated that the reduced 
area would require only five to seven years for completion, and 
that his clients would abide by reasonable conditions of control 
as to dredging and filling which would be imposed by the local 
planning and zoning board and the Board of Conservation. 

Since it appeared that the Trustees might consider only the areas 
in which Mayor Murkshe indicated the city was most interested, Mr. 
Hall urged approval of sale of the parcel located in the southwest 
corner consisting of approximately 208 acres and which included 
the 32.25 acre parcel sought for dedication to the City of Cocoa 
Beach for use in completion of the golf course now under construc- 
tion. Mr. Hall also urged approval of the triangle located in 
the northeast corner consisting of approximately 42 acres. He 
said that the legal descriptions would be prepared for those areas 
as separate applications. 

Governor Burns expressed his own reservations because of the 
prolonged period to be required for the development, mentioning 
another case where an application by a city for several hundred 
acres had entailed plans for financing and development with a time 
factor that might put it beyond control. 

Treasurer Williams asked for postponement. Comptroller Dickinson 
concurred, stating that while denial would stop the project, there 
was obviously a possibility of stagnation and it appeared that all 
city officials were not ready to proceed. Mr. Murkshe and Mr. 
Tillman said stagnation was not indicated and a time factor did 
exist as to the above mentioned parcels, but it was pointed out 
by the Governor that there were no separate applications ready 
to be acted on. 

Motion was made by State Treasurer Williams, seconded by Attorney 
General Faircloth, and adopted unanimously, that the Trustees defer 
action on application for the entire area of submerged land in the 
Banana River in the City of Cocoa Beach which was under considera- 
tion on this date. 

The suggestion was made that the city and applicants prepare and 
submit to the Trustees separate applications with legal descriptions 
to cover a parcel of about 3 2 acres desired by the city for expansion 



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of the golf course and a tract of approximately 208 acres in the 
southwest corner of the area sought for purchase, also legal 
description to cover the parcel of approximately 42 acres located 
in the northeast corner of the area sought for purchase in this 
application. The problem of stagnation did not appear to apply to 
those parts of the overall application area. Governor Burns said 
that the Trustees would consider such separate applications at 
the next meeting. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1703-05-253.12. On August 31, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application from Kumprop, Inc., abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $200.00 per acre, price approved by 
Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the 
Indian River in Section 7, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, con- 
taining 1.2 acres, more or less, landward of the established 
bulkhead line in Brevard County. Notice of sale was published 
in the Melbourne Times, proof of publication filed and no objection 
to the sale received. 

Staff recommended approval of the sale and the fill permit issued 
by Brevard County dated September 9, 1965. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel at the price offered, and formally 
approved the fill permit issued by Brevard County. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1714-05-253.12. On August 31, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application from John H. Waugh, abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $1,500.00 per acre, price approved by 
Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the 
Indian River in Section 22, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, con- 
taining 2.6 acres, more or less, in the City of Titusville landward 
of the established bulkhead line. Notice of sale was published in 
the Titusville Star Advocate, proof of publication filed and no 
objection to the sale received. 

Upon motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the riparian owner at the price 
offered. 



INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - File No. 1711-31-253.12. On August 31, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application from Lowell E. Smith and wife, 
abutting upland owners, with offer of $200.00 per acre, approved 
by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in the Indian 
River in Section 33, Township 30 South, Range 39 East, containing 
1.873 acres landward of the established bulkhead line in the Amber- 
sand Beach area of Indian River County. Notice of sale was 
published in the Press-Journal of Vero Beach, proof of publication 
filed and no objection to the sale received. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson, and adopted without objection, 
that the sale be confirmed in favor of the riparian owner at the 
price offered. 



MARTIN COUNTY - File No. 1717-43-253.12. On September 7, 1965, the 
Trustees authorized advertisement of land applied for by Bessemer 
Properties, Inc., abutting upland owner, described as 6.44 acres, 
more or less, of submerged land in the Indian River in Section 36, 
Township 37 South, Range 41 East and Section 1, Township 38 South, 
Range 41 East, in the Town of Sewalls Point landward of the 



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established bulkhead line in Martin County. The applicant offered 
$425.00 per acre, the price approved by Staff Appraiser. 

Notice of sale was published in the Stuart News, proof of publica- 
tion filed and no objection received. Letter from H. W. Newsome, 
the president of Martin County Chapter of Izaak Walton League of 
America, stated that the chapter did not oppose the sale for the 
reason that applicant met with them and agreed to observe certain 
conservation principles in future dredging that would minimize 
damage to marine breeding grounds, including opening a channel to 
a small relief bridge. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson, and duly adopted, that the sale 
be confirmed in favor of the riparian owner at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1699-44-253.12. On August 31, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Fred P. Yoars and wife, abut- 
ting upland owners, with offer of $300.00 per acre for purchase 
of a parcel of submerged land in Bogie Channel in Section 25, Town- 
ship 66 South, Range 29 East, containing 2.07 acres, more or less, 
at Big Pine Key in Monroe County. Notice of sale was published in 
the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed and no objection 
was received. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson, and duly adopted, that the sale 
be confirmed in favor of the riparian owners at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1707-44-253.12. On August 31, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Howard T. Ford, Jr., abutting 
upland owner, with offer of $300.00 per acre or $100.00 minimum, 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for purchase of 0.33 acre, more or 
less, of submerged land in the Bay of Florida northwesterly of 
and adjacent to a part of Government Lot 2, Section 12, Township 
62 South, Range 38 East, at Key Largo in Monroe County. Notice of 
sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed and no objection was received. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson, and duly adopted, that the sale 
be confirmed in favor of the riparian owner at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1708-44-253.12. On August 31, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from J. Frank Roberts, abutting 
upland owner, who offered $225.00 per acre, approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for purchase of 1.21 acres of submerged land in the 
3ay of Florida in Section 22, Township 67 South, Range 26 East, 
Big Coppitt Key, lying northerly of Block 1 of Johnsonville 
Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 53, Public Records 
of Monroe County, Florida. Notice of sale was published in the 
Key West citizen, proof of publication filed and no objection 
received. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson, and duly adopted, that the sale 
be confirmed in favor of the riparian owner at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1709-44-253.12. On September 7, 1965, 
the Trustees considered application from the abutting upland owner, 
Alex D. Mayer, who offered $425.00 per acre, price approved by 
the Staff Appraiser, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in the Bay of Florida in Section 28, Tov/nship 63 South, Range 37 
East, containing 0.44 acre, more or less, at Upper Matecumbe Key 
in Monroe County. Notice of sale was published in the Key VJest 



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Citizen, proof of publication filed and no objection received. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson, and duly adopted, that the sale 
be confirmed at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1712-44-253.12. On August 31, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Okalona Enterprises, Inc., 
with offer of $425.00 per acre, approved by Staff Appraiser, for 
purchaser of a parcel of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in 
Section 15, Township 64 South, Range 36 East, containing 2.18 acres, 
more or less, at Lower Matecumbe Key in Monroe County. Notice of 
sale was published in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication 
filed and no objection received. 

On motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the Trustees confirmed 
sale of the advertised parcel to the riparian owner at the price 
offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1713-44-253.12. On August 31, 1965, the 
Trustees considered application from Theda L. Naf, abutting upland 
owner, who offered $300.00 per acre, price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land in Florida Bay abutting 
a portion of Government Lot 2 in Section 27, Township 64 South, 
Range 35 East, Long Key, Monroe County. Notice of sale was pub- 
lished in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed and no 
objection received. 

On motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the sale to the riparian 
owner was confirmed at the price offered. 



MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1722-44-253.12. On September 14, 1965, 
the Trustees authorized advertisement of land applied for by Robert 
W. Townson and wife, abutting upland owners, described as a parcel 
of submerged land in the Bay of Florida in Section 32, Township 63 
South, Range 3 7 East, containing 0.23 acre, more or less, at Upper 
Matecumbe Key in Monroe County. Applicant offered $425.00 per acre 
or $100.00 minimum in this instance. Notice of sale was published 
in the Key West Citizen, proof of publication filed and no objection 
received. 

On motion by Mr. Dickinson, duly adopted, the sale to the riparian 
owners was confirmed at the $100.00 minimum price. 



DADE COUNTY - File No. 434-13-253.12. Application to Purchase. 
Hendricks and Hendricks on behalf of John Colozoff and wife, the 
abutting upland owners, offered $6,345.00 per acre, appraised price, 
for a parcel of submerged land in Biscayne Bay abutting uplands in 
Section 39, Township 54 South, Range 41 East, containing 0.40 acre 
in the City of Miami landward of the established bulkhead line, in 
Dade County. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson and adopted, that the parcel be 
advertised for objections only. 



DADE COUNTY - The City of Miami by Resolution No. 37054 dated 
October 8, 1965, requested dedication for public road and highway 
purposes of those submerged lands in Biscayne Bay in Section 18, 
Township 53 South, Range 42 East, lying within the easterly pro- 
jection of Druid Walk (an extension of Northeast 70th Street) 



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between the westerly shoreline of Biscayne Bay and the established 
bulkhead line, said easterly projection being a strip 16 feet wide 
by 120 feet long. 

Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth, seconded by Mr. Williams and 
adopted, that the parcel applied for by the City of Miami be 
dedicated for public road and highway purposes only. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Trustees' Staff held several conferences 
with the attorney, H. H. Baskin, Sr., and the engineer, Leo M. 
Butler, representing the upland owners in front of whose properties 
there was a rather large and rapid build-up or accretion in Clear- 
water Pass in Section 17, Township 29 South, Range 15 East, in 
Pinellas County. It was agreed that the accretion was normal and 
not due to any form of avulsion and therefore, under the common 
law rule, control of the subject land should revert to the owners 
of the abutting upland. 

Staff recommended issuance of seven ex-parte disclaimers, each 
to describe that portion of the 4.3262 acre area abutting each 
separate parcel of upland attaching thereto. A handling charge 
of $10.00 for each disclaimer was tendered. City of Clearwater 
Resolution No. 65-114 dated October 5, 1965, concurred with 
issuance of disclaimers by Trustees to upland owners. 

Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved the 
recommendation and authorized issuance of the seven ex-parte 
disclaimers for $10.00 each. 



GEOPHYSICAL PERMIT - Texaco, Inc., requested permission to 
conduct exploratory seismic surveys in areas offshore from Pinellas, 
Manatee and Monroe Counties. The Board of Conservation issued 
permit for the survey with actual work to begin the latter part 
of October or November of 1965. 

Upon motion by Mr. Faircloth, duly adopted, the Trustees granted 
permission insofar as the interest of the Trustees extended, 
subject to clearance with affected state and United States agen- 
cies and clearance with Coastal Petroleum Company if survey will 
be conducted in Coastal's lease area. 



TRUSTEES ' FUNDS - On July 20, 1965, Governor Burns brought to the 
attention of the Trustees the existence of several unsightly 
structures located on property in the block due south of the 
Governor's Mansion. At this meeting it was the general feeling 
of the Board that every effort should be made by the Staff to 
have the unsightly houses removed, and in the event this could 
not be done without acquisition of the properties the matter 
should be submitted to the Trustees with advice as to the cost 
involved in acquiring the three parcels of land. 

The Staff was unable to accomplish the objective sought by the 
Trustees, and the Staff Appraiser made an appraisal of the parcels 
of land in question. Staff Appraisal indicated the value of 
$10,900.00 for the South 54 feet of Lot 174 and the North 55 feet 
of Lot 175 North Addition 36 City of Tallahassee, owned by J. C. 
Anders. The adjoining 50 feet in Lot 175 owned by E. C. Allen 
was appraised at $8,250.00. Appraisal for the South 54 feet of 
Lot 173 North Addition 36 City of Tallahassee, owned by F. H. 
Carter, was $12,100.00. 



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The Director said it was not certain whether the parcels could 
be purchased at the appraised prices. He requested authority to 
use Trustees' funds for acquisition, upon approval of title by 
the office of the Attorney General, at the appraised prices shown 
above - or upon the basis of prices to be agreed upon with the 
sellers subject to approval by the Trustees. 

Motion was made by Mr. Dickinson and adopted without objection 
that the Staff be authorized to proceed as requested. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees approved Report No. 876 
listing County of Volusia Deed No. 2792-Corrective-Supplemental to 
Walter A. Hurst issued in lieu of Deed No. 2792 to the same grantee 
bearing date of September 23, 1946, for the purpose of correcting 
certificate number 4927 to 4929 of 1927 for part of the description 
in the Murphy Act deed. 



REFUND - Upon motion adopted without objection, the Trustees approved 
issuance of refund in the amount of $10.00 to R. G. Tittsworth for 
the reason that the State Road Department did not recommend release 
of the reservation for state road right of way contained in Hills- 
borough County Murphy Act Deed No. 573 dated December 9, 1940. 



On motion duly adopted, the meeting was adjourned. 




CHAIRMAN 



ATTEST: \~s£&&>*?* &■ /%>^£-~— 

DIRECTOR - SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
November 2, 1965 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room of the office of the Governor in the Capitol. 



Present: Haydon Burns 

Fred O. Dickinson, Jr . 
Broward Williams 
Doyle Conner 



Governor 

Comptroller 

Treasurer 

Commissioner of Agriculture 



Robert C. Parker 



Director 



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Upon motion duly adopted, minutes of the meeting of October 26, 
1965, were approved. 



BREVARD COUNTY - File No. 1536-05-253.12. On October 26, 1965, 
the Trustees deferred action pending receipt of revised applications 
from F. Burton Smith, et al, for purchase of submerged land in the 
Banana River within the established bulkhead lines in the City of 
Cocoa Beach, Brevard County. The city renewed its request for 
dedication of a parcel of submerged sovereignty land consisting 
of 32.25 acres located within the parcel sought for purchase by 
the private riparian owners in the southwest corner of the area, 
and the owners-applicants had agreed to waive their rights and 
consented to dedication to the city for use to complete the 
recreational complex and golf course. 

Of the 1080.52 acres advertised, last week the applicants had 
voluntarily reduced their application to 733 acres. The Trustees 
had suggested that separate applications be prepared for two tracts 
in this area, one described as approximately 208 acres in the south- 
west corner and the second described as a smaller parcel in the 
northeast corner of the original application area. On this date 
revised applications were presented for sale to F. Burton Smith, 
et al, abutting upland owners, of (1) a parcel of submerged land 
containing 250.62 acres in the southwest corner and (2) a parcel 
of 73.31 acres in the northeast corner of the area. 

Trustees' Staff reviewed the new applications and since there 
appeared to be no hydrological problem incident to development of 
those parcels and in recognition of the views of the appropriate 
state agencies concerning the conservation aspects in the compromise 
areas, Staff recommended approval for purchase of said parcels and 
for dedication of 32.25 acres to the city. It was understood that 
applicants would be in position to develop those tracts within one 
and one-half years. Enlargement of the southwest corner tract 
from 208 acres (the acreage mentioned last week) to 250.62 acres 
was explained as having resulted from a conference in the Trustees' 
office following last week's meeting. The applicants desired 
provision for access for road and other facilities to join with 
an already developed area so as to avoid an open pocket or hiatus. 

The Trustees acknowledged the presence of objectors and heard Col. 
W. M. Gaines of Cove Homeowners Association, Mrs. Carl Scheuplein 
and Col. R. W. Endsley, chairman of Cocoa Beach Civic Association 
and also representing Snug Harbor residents. Objections presented 
were those heard last week opposing sale of the submerged sovereignty 
land for private development. It was stated that Cocoa Beach did 
not need further residential development, that addition to golf 
course was not desired by citizens and that the state should 
preserve the marine resources in the Thousand Islands area for 
perpetual public use. Governor Burns pointed out that the islands 
were in private ownership, not public lands that could be held. 
Col. Endsley asked for more assurance that stagnation would not 
result. Mrs. Scheuplein said that navigation channels should be 
maintained and showed on an aerial photograph where fills were 
extending into the river. 

The consensus of the Board was that the city was in a better posi- 
tion to judge what was needed foi its recreation complex and golf 
course within the established bulkhead line. Governor Burns made 
a motion that the Trustees approve the city application for dedi- 
cation of the 32.25 acre parcel, with a condition to be placed in 
the instrument that the land should be used solely for municipal 



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purposes. The motion was adopted unanimously. 

The Governor then offered a motion to deny the application for 250 
acres for private development, which, after some discussion, he 
withdrew. The Director advised the Trustees that the city appli- 
cation had been worked out together with and tied to the riparian 
owners' application, that waiver and consent was needed for the 
dedication as the city was not the upland owner. 

There was further discussion regarding the proposed private develop- 
ment. Attorney J. Lewis Hall, representing the applicant, said 
that while he was not present last week his associate advised him 
what happened and it was understood that further appearance by 
delegations was unnecessary since the action of the Trustees was 
construed as affirmatively indicating that the revised two appli- 
cations would be considered. The applicants had complied and the 
area was reduced in the public interest down to the point of being 
subject to immediate development with assured funds. He said the 
land added for access was not considered prohibitive by the Staff 
and would prevent an open pocket, but he was not present at the 
conference. After an extended discussion with questions being 
answered by Mr. Hall and the Director, since the added acreage 
seemed to be an issue Mr. Hall asked the Board to give some 
definite commitment in regard to the 73.31 acre tract in the north- 
east corner and the 208 acres mentioned last week in the southwest 
corner, and that the remainder of the southwest tract be held 
pending a determination as to whether or not the addition would 
be detrimental to the public interest. 

Director Randolph Hodges explained that the conservation report 
was a compromise as there was less damage to be expected in the 
733 acres as compared to the 1080 acres originally applied for; 
therefore, proportionately there was even less objection based on 
conservation as to the two tracts in the revised application. 
However, he suggested further biological study which the Trustees 
approved. 

In view of continued objections, confusion expressed about what was 
understood, the issue of the land added for access, the question 
of navigation channels and extension in to the river, the absence 
of the applicant and city representatives, deferment was suggested 
to allow the parties concerned to try to get together. 

Upon motion by Treasurer Williams, duly adopted, the Trustees 
deferred consideration of the application from F. Burton Smith, 
et al, for two weeks. 



The following two (2) applications were presented from riparian 
owners for purchase of submerged lands abutting their upland 
properties: 

1. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1740-44-253.12. Jerome S. Baker, 
abutting upland owner, offered $300.00 per acre, the price 
approved by Staff Appraiser, for a parcel of submerged land 
in Pine Channel in Section 27, Township 66 South, Range 29 
East, containing 6.8 acres at Big Pine Key, Monroe County. 

2. MONROE COUNTY - File No. 1742-44-253.12. Bailey-Mooney-Post 
Associates, Inc., on behalf of Whitney Bourne Atwood, 
abutting upland owner, offered the price approved by Staff 
Appraiser, $100.00 for a parcel of submerged land in 
Florida Bay abutting upland property in Plantation Beach 
Subdivision, Section 18, Township 63 South, Range 38 East, 



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Monroe County, containing 0.33 acre, more or less. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees authorized advertisement 
of the land in the two applications for objections only. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Bulkhead Line. The Board of County Commissioners 
by resolution adopted August 5, 1965, changed the location of a 
county bulkhead line on the west shore of the Banana River in 
Sections 18, 19 and 30, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, Merritt 
Island. The existing bulkhead line had been one foot offshore 
from a very irregular shoreline. The amended bulkhead line would 
enable the upland owners to straighten out the shoreline and 
would tie to an approved bulkhead line to the north and to the 
shore line to the south. It was a segment about two miles long. 

From a study of the transcript of the local hearing, it appeared 
that objections to the amended line were based on a misunderstand- 
ing of riparian rights. Non-riparian owners of lots on finger-fills 
objected to extension of the fingers, thereby affecting their view 
and rendering their properties more distant from the open river. 
Staff considered these objections as not valid in this case. 

Board of Conservation and Staff reviewed the area by field 
investigation. There were no objections from the standpoint of 
conservation but it was re