Title: Act creating the OKLAWAHA BASIN RECREATION
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Title: Act creating the OKLAWAHA BASIN RECREATION
Alternate Title: Chap. 29222, Laws of Fla. 1953, Senate Bill 1078. Act creating the OKLAWAHA BASIN RECREATION AND WATER CONSERVATION AND CONTROL AUTHORITY.
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Publication Date: June 15, 1953
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General Note: Box 2, Folder 1A ( SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (Regulatory), Folder 1 ), Item 52
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CHAPTER 29222 LAWS OF FLORIDA \ i
CHAPTER 29222 ties of Lak,

SENATE BILL NO. 1078 tablish
"" WITEREA
AN ACT creating the Oklawaha Basin Recreation and Water Con-
servation and Control Authority extending throughout the pres-
ent limits of Lake County, Florida; providing for a Governing NOW, TI
Board of the Authority and defining its powers and duties; de-
claring the purposes fo,, \-hich the Authority is created and de-
T,- caring these to be public purposes; authorizing the levy of an Section 1.
..... :': annual tax of not exceeding one mill upon all of the taxable large area,
real and personal property within the territorial limits of the thousands o
Authority; empowering the Authority to acquire real and per- during land
sonal property or any rights therein by gift, purchase, lease,
condemnation or eminent domain or otherwise; authorizing the .
Authority to use and possess State land not used for a State c develop
purpose; authorizing the Authority to acquire, construct, main- undevelopec
.-.^ tain and operate all works necessary to carry out the purposes o sae a
"-i'i'.' of the Act and to borrow money for the use of the Authority. tion, is of gr
WHEREAS, pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution 960 of ty, including
the 1951 session of the Florida Legislature, an Interim Committee capacity.
on Inland Waterways was appointed; and after holding many
Meetings, receiving the report of its engineers, and concluding (d) That
"."its study, it made its report to the present session of the Legisla- age of the f
ture; and sary to the
i li citizens and
WHEREAS, among other things, the report of the Interim Conm-
,f ' mittee states that: "The Oklawaha River Basin has long been in (e) That
need of improvement in the interest of water conservation, of pro- Florida is
,i_ ; sectionon of agriculture, of navigation and the protection of fish and business is
wildlife. The Corps of Engineers has recently made an unfavor- and recreat
able report on improvement of the River Basin in the interest of to Lake Ca
navigation. The people of the Basin have worked untiringly for i streams, la
many years to bring about improved protection of the water re- the tourist
; sources of this important water-shed area of Central Florida. No national facial
assistance is presently forthcoming from the Federal Government the county
+.and the problems of the area must be solved at the local level and wildlife of
with either state or local funds"; and t citizens ant
iWHEREAS, the report of the Interim Committee recommended Section 2
that a water conservation and control district be established em- serving the
bracing that part of the Oklawaha River Basin lying in the Coun- and improve
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.{,IuLF. I JBe It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
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Section 1. (a) That Lake County has within its boundaries
Large acreage of highly developed agricultural land, including
thousands of acres of citrus groves and fruit and vegetable pro-
ducing land.
--kUa (b) That the problem of an adequate supply of fresh water for
,l. < this developed land and for the remaining thousands of acres of
'* a .rUl* undeveloped land in the county, as well as an adequate supply
.*t, .,r of safe and healthful fresh water for human and animal consump-
IIwf'l W tion, is of grave concern to the county and its citizens and taxpayers.
(c) That there are many streams, lakes, and canals in the coun-
<.i '*'o .4 ty, including two chains of lakes, each having a large water storage
e capacity.

.-,,,.u |lto (d) That the proper control by drainage, irrigation, and stor-
,* 1'., age of the fresh water in these streams, lakes and canals is neces-
sary to the material development in the county in which all of its
citizens and taxpayers will be the beneficiaries.
"'fi:tiri ti Be(e) That the most important source of income of the people of
Florida is the tourist business, and in Lake County the tourist
.4 ,f Sr.l, business is second in importance only to agriculture. Sport fishing
S^,r, and recreational boating are major factors in attracting tourists
I,:r,,t .i to Lake County and the orderly development and control of the
.,,. Of I streams, lakes and canals in Lake County will materially increase
A %V Q)the tourist business in the county and will likewise afford recre-
;Ott. t t .. national facilities nd opportunities to the citizens and taxpayers of
t., e n i the county and will preserve, protect, and improve the fish and
Its t ,o wildlife of the county, all to the end of materially benefiting the
citizens and taxpayers of the county. adtc -"n "-.

.... -'( Section 2. That for the purposes of (1) controlling and con- ".:
serving the fresh water resources of Lake County; (2) fostering : e"
,- ,., s and improving the tourist business in the county by improvements .'.1 '
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Sto the streams, lakes and canals in the county; (3) providing

canals in the county; and (4) preserving, protecting, and improv- .- -













and incorporated a special taxing district extending territoriall'



referred to as "the Authority".
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upto the streams, lakes and canals in the county; 3) providingmits
t:" recreational facilities for the tourists and citizens and taxpayers |
of the county bhority a more efficient authorizedse o te streamsvied, laksses and
..... 8.( .... ,l^ii canals in the county and (4) preserving, protecting, and impov- ted.
Seeing the fish at and wildlife of the county, thereuthority is h erebyated
"; '"""i "and incorporated a special taxing district extending territorially
throughout the present limits of Lake County, Florida. The dis-of Lake
County, Floridatrict shall which body shall be knonown and designated as "The Oklaaha Basin
.! ^ ,^ Recreation and Water Conservation and Control Authority in Lake County," but which
:.. ":'*' ^^^^^^ Lake County," but shall hereafter in this Act, for convenience, be !
shall referred to as "the Authority"e members
by the Section 3. That each of the purposes for which the Authority
is created, as set out in Section 2 of this Act is hereby declared 1
" m i~ to be a county purpose, for the accomplishment of which taxes I
._ HI upon all real and personal property within the territorial limits
,'P iSKof the Authority are by this Act authorized to be levied, assessed

*.^, -^BSection 4. That a governing body for the Authority is hereby
created, consisting of three members who are residents of Lakefirst
j> ; 7,^^. ^^H County, Florida, which body shall be known and designated as j
':" ., I S 'the "Board of the Oklawaha Basin Recreation and Water Con- "
.^ '.. servation and Control Authority in Lake County," but which
'^.. ^B ~ shall hereinafter, be referred to as "the Board". The members
.1-, .*' of 0the Board shall be appointed by the Governor and confirmed
, ".^^ ^I mby the Senate of the State of Florida, and shall hold office for
.1 'iF.Ssue n four years; provided, that in appointing the members of the first
t-B Board, the Governor shall appoint the members for the following
e Boterms, to-wit: one member for a two-year term, one member for
I.t:,a 'act a three-year term, and one member for a four-year term, and
"^1 :-" _d thereafter each member shall be appointed for a four-year term.
du tie of Immediately upon their appointment and in January of each
Si| succeeding year the members of the Board shall meet and select
,S one of their number as Chairman and one as Vice Chairman of
-'ft:1 ,; the Board. The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lake County, Florida
^'* *,. ; I shall act as Secretary and Treasurer of the Board without any ad-
o:*"3R ditional compensation. In the event the provision pertaining to the
" ;i' I duties of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is for any reason held to
. -. c J be invalid, the Board may select one of its members to serve as its
', ': ',. ? :Secretary and Treasurer, or it may appoint a nonmember of the
5"..' Board as its Secretary and Treasurer, and such member or non-
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member shall receive compensation commensurate with the duties
S(3) providing and responsibilities as determined by the Board. The Board shall
i and taxpayers require a surety bond of any person, including the Clerk of the
sams, lakes andl Circuit Court, who shall act as Secretary and Treasurer of the
,. and improve. Board, in an amount to be fixed by the Board, which bond in the
hereby created case of the appointment of the Clerk of the Circuit Court or a
inig territorially member of the Board shall be in addition to the bond furnished
:orida. The di. by him as Clerk of the Circuit Court or as a member of the Board,
:klawaha Bas;sin and the premium thereon shall be paid by the Board as a neces-
A Authority in sary expense of operation.
convenience 60*
Section 5. That each member of the Board, before assuming
his duties, shall give a good and sufficient surety bond in the sum
i the Authority of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2500.00), payable to the Gover-
iereby declared nor of the State of Florida and his successors in office, conditioned
of which taxes upon the faithful performance of his duties as a member of the
territorial limits Board. Such bond shall be approved by and filed with the Comp- .
lev'- '" assessed troller of the State of Florida, and the premium or premiums
thereon shall be paid by the Board as a necessary expense of said
iority is hereby Authority.
!,dents of Lake
designatd ,, Section 6. That two members of the Board shall constitute a
i designated as
d Water Con- quorum for the transaction of business, and a majority vote of
S," but hich all members present shall be necessary in order to authorize any
The members action by the Board. The Chairman shall be entitled to vote on all
and confirmed questions.
hold office for Section 7. That each member of the Board shall receive ten
,ers of the first dollars ($10.00) per day as compensation for his services when
:r the following performing his duties.
:ne member for
,ear term, and Section 8. That each member of the Board, its engineers, audi-
our-year term. tors, attorneys, agents, and employees, shall be paid their actual
nuary of each expenses incurred when engaged on business of the Authority,
nect and select but such expenses shall not be paid unless payment has been au-
*,* Chairinan of thorized and approved by the Board.
I county, Florida,
\.thout any ad- Section 9. That the Board shall have all the powers of a body
rtaining to, the corporate, including the power to sue and be sued; to make con-
reason held to tracts; to adopt and use a common seal and to alter the same as
t^,^ ve as its may be deemed expedient; to buy, acquire by condemnation or
e r of the eminent domain in the manner prescribed for use by Counties in
,-mb.cr or non- Florida, sell, own, use, control, operate, improve, and lease all







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""...-^... land and personal property as the Board may deem necessary or
w .... :; proper in carrying out the provisions of this Act; to appoint and
'.,. employ, and dismiss at pleasure such engineers, auditors, attor- owned b
-. T ..,. neys, and other employees and agents as the Board may require, of the A
h.-. .and to fix and pay the compensation thereof; to establish an officeimiting
'..^W r;-. ~for the transaction of its business in the City of Tavares, Lake lands, bc
^..:,..,. 'County, Florida; to pay all necessary costs and expenses involved thereto
..... (^..^ and incurred in the formation and organization of the Board and of such I
0..io',: ~incident to the administration and operation thereof, and to pay the
."^ "fc.iall other costs and expenses reasonably necessary or expedient Authorit
m.;in carrying out and accomplishing the purposes of this Act; to do the pro
....- .., any and all other acts and things hereinafter authorized or required the meal
"J-. to be done; and to do any and all things, whether or not included terial fr<
""' .. in the enumerated powers of this Act, necessary to accomplish it shall I
'"i /.the purposes of this Act. are any
^ ..so grant
Section 10. That the Authority is hereby authorized and em- fu fore
.. '. ; i":powered to acquire by purchase, gift, lease, condemnation or emi- Florida
I ;., nent domain or any other manner, such lands within the territorial this Sec
.;.. ^^ K extent of the Authority as may be reasonably necessary, for con- States o
'"-. ,structing and maintaining the works and making the improve-
e ..t
.! ,, .. ~ments required to carry out the intent of this Act, including with- Sectio]
'*' i'L 'out limiting the meaning of the foregoing general terms, the right the Boa]
^^^ to acquire by condemnation or eminent domain such lands and hereby ,
,..B any interest therein, reasonably necessary for any such purpose improve
!i;:":" ~that may already be devoted to public use for county, municipal, of the ,
:.i IH| district, railroad or public utility purposes where and to the extent the cour
,:i B ^:that the same may cross, intersect or be situate upon or within he terri
i ii:.K"' -the area of such land hereinbefore referred to, and the Authority levees,
'^^^"BP shall also have the right to acquire by purchase, gift, lease, con- ways, p
!il .' demnation or eminent domain, or in any other manner, land, works
.:: timber, earth, rock and other materials or property, and property pross an
"^^ B rights, including riparian rights, in such amounts as may be rea- I hold, cc
sonably necessary or useful in the development of the works or otherwise
^^^"-K '. improvements before referred to. Condemnation or eminent do- the pur]
main proceedings shall be maintained by and in the name of the obstruct
:.oHi'".. "Authority, and the procedure shall be, except insofar as is altered tion of ,
r... 'L^hereby, that prescribed for use by Counties in Florida. this Act
: ! the Boa
.: -Section 11. That the Authority shall have the right to take, rate an
exclusively occupy, use and possess, insofar as may be necessary provision
'. "" ^ for carrying out the provisions of this Act, any areas of land of the L
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. auditors, attor- owned by the State of Florida, and within the territorial extent
ard may require, of the Authority, not in use for State purposes, including, without
-stablish an office limiting the foregoing general terms, swamps and overflowed
,,f Tavares, Lake lands, bottoms of streams, lakes, and rivers, and the riparian rights
expenses involved thereto pertaining, and, when so taken and occupied, due notice
of the Board and of such taking and occupancy having been filed with the Trustees
reof, and to pay of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida by the
ary or expedient Authority, such areas of land are hereby granted to and shall be
of this Act; to do the proPerty of the Authority. For the purposes of this Section,
prizedd or required the meaning of the term "use" shall include the removal of ma-
r or not included trial from and the placing of material on any such land. In case
y to accomplish it shall be held by any Court of competent jurisdiction that there
are any. lands owned by the State of Florida which may not be
so granted, then the provisions of this Section shall continue in
-horized and em- full force and effect as to all other lands owned by the State of ,
emnation or emi- Florida and granted to the Authority hereunder. The provisions of
ltin ,#` territorial this Section are subject to all laws and regulations of the United
:ces- /, for con- States of America with respect to navigable waters.
t, including with- Section 12. That in addition to all other power conferred upon
terms, the right the Board by this Act, the Boad shall have the power to and is
: such lands and hereby authorized in its discretion to enlarge, change, modify or
ly such purpose improve any stream, lake or canal within the territorial limits
unty, municipal, of the Authority and to clean out, straighten, enlarge or change
and to the extent the course of any waterway, or canal, natural or artificial, within

a upon or within the territorial limits of the Authority; to provide such canals, locks,
nd the Authority levees, dikes, dams, sluiceways, reservoirs, holding basins, flood-
, gift, lease, con- ways, pumping stations, buildings, bridges, highways and other
%r manner, land, works and facilities which the Board may deem necessary; to
cty, and property Cross any highway or railway with works of said district and to
s as may be rea- hold, control and acquire by donation, lease or purchase, or
of the works or otherwise any land or personal property needed for carrying out
: or eminent do- the purpose of this Act and may remove any building or other
the name of the obstruction necessary for the construction, maintenance and opera-
lofar as is altered tion of said works. The improvements made or to be made under
rida. this Act are sometimes referred to in this Act as "the works" of
the Board of Authority. The Board shall also have power to op-
ie right to take, rate any and all works and improvements of the Authority. The
naye necessary provisions of this Section are subject to all laws and regulations
ay is of land of the United States of America with respect to navigable waters.
I Section 13. That the Board shall have authority to take pos-
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session of and control and use and operate and maintain all streams, Chai1
,A... ... lakes and canals, da ims, locks, levees, dikes, sluicevays, reser- of th
voirs, holding basins, floodways, pumping stations, buildings, this
bridges, highways, navigation and conservation works and other
works and facilities, within the territorial limits of the Authority b t
V. to the extent only that such possession, control and use shall be
deemed by the Board, in its sole discretion, to be useful and neces- Sec
sary in carrying out the purposes of this Act; provided that such the pc
".possession, control and use shall be subject to the rights of persons, 1953,
.. i.l firms and corporations, and the rights of Lake County, Florida require
...'. ~and municipalities, districts and political bodies in Lake County, works
Florida (which rights may be acquired by the Authority by con- year (
*.: ;.:! '", demnation or eminent domain as provided for by this Act). Florid;
a:. t h e t a :
Section 14. That Lake County, Florida and all municipalities, will be
districts, political bodies and political subdivisions of the State of set f
Florida, in Lake County, Florida are hereby severally authorized amount
.._,:I, to grant, convey, transfer to and permit the use of by the Authority delay_
i i upon such terms and conditions as are agreeable to the governing and th
L.Vi.4' bodies thereof of real and personal property belonging to them th
or either of them, that may be necessary or useful to the Authority the ade
."^.., .i in carrying out the purposes of this Act. furnish
Section 15. That the Board shall have power to enter into any Florida
agreement or contract with the Federal Government or the State Florida
of Florida, or any agency, political subdivision or instrumentality lution,
of either, and Counties adjoining Lake County, Florida, and mu- r anc
nicipalities and taxing districts in Lake County and in counties no even
adjoining Lake County, Florida, for the purpose of carrying out, Authori
or which in the judgment of the Board may assist it in carrying out, dollar o
the purposes of this Act. thority.
of this -
Section 16. That all Authority funds shall be deposited in a
bank or banks or Federal or State Savings and Loan Association ear
to be designated by the Board, but before any Authority moneys assessme
are deposited in such depositary or depositaries, security, shall be by the E
furnished the Authority ample to protect such deposits to the full port to t
extent and amount that such deposits shall not be otherwise pro- personal
tected or insured by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or of Florid
Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. Funds of the to Board
' J Authority shall be paid out only upon warrant signed by the Treas- Tax Ass
i urer of the Authority and countersigned by the Chairman or Vice road prol
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maintain all streams, Chairman. No warrants shall be drawn or issued disbursing any ,
sluiceways, reser- of the funds of the Authority except for a purpose authorized by .
nations, buildings, this Act, and only when the account or expenditure for which the .
works and other same is to be given in payment has been audited and approved .
of the Authority by the Board. '
and use shall be
useful and neces. Section 17. That the Board shall have and is hereby granted ,
uovided that such the power to annually on or before July 15, beginning July 15,
rights of persons 1953, determine by resolution the amount of money that will be :"
County, Florida required to carry on the development and maintenance of the
in Lake County, works and improvements under this Act for the ensuing fiscal-.
uthority by con year (which fiscal year shall be the same as that of Lake County, :
v this Act). Florida), and the millage not exceeding one mill on the dollar of
M i the taxable real and personal property within the Authority that :
Imf cipalities, will be required to be levied to produce the said amount of money ,
of State of set forth in the resolution; provided that the determination of the
cal authorized amount of money to be raised and the millage to be levied may be
y the Authority delayed until the Board receives from the County Tax Assessor
Sthe governing and the Comptroller the information they are required to furnish
ngming to them the Board as set out in this Section of this Act; immediately upon
>the Authority the adoption of the resolution a certified copy thereof shall be

furnished to the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County,
enter into an Florida, and the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County,
t or the State Florida shall, for the year named in the certified copy of the reso-
istrum entalit lution, levy, assess, collect and enforce taxes upon all taxable -
ida, and muy real and personal property within the Authority; provided that in
: in counties no event shall the Board of County Commissioners levy for the
carrying out Authority, taxes in any one year in excess of one mill on the
dollar of all taxable real and personal property within the Au-
c thority. The procedure to be followed to accomplish the purpose
of this Section shall be as hereinafter set out, to-wit:
posited in a (a) The County Tax Assessor of Lake County, Florida, each
Association year beginning with the year 1953, immediately after the tax J
.rity moneys assessment roll of said County has been reviewed and equalized
ity, shall be by the Board of County Commissioners of said County, shall re-
. tothe full port to the Board the assessed valuation of all taxable real and
er pro- personal property in the County, and the Comptroller of the State
nds of't or of Florida shall, annually, beginning with the year 1953, report .
th T e to Board, at the time he is required by law to report to the County .
tereas- Tax Assessors, the assessed valuation of all railroad lines, rail- ^ ^
road property, telephone and telegraph lines, and telephone and .

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telegraph property and all other taxable property within said shall
Authority over which he has jurisdiction for valuation or assess- of s
ment purposes. The sum of all assessments so reported by the of a
*: ...< County Tax Assessor of Lake County, Florida and the Comptroller i Cou
of the State of Flori-da. shall be the assessed value of taxable of t
property of said Authority for that year for the purposes of sam
Authority taxes and taxation under the provisions of this Act. the
(b) The Board shall immediately, thereupon, by resolution de-
termine the total amount to be raised by taxation in such year FloS
S" ': ^ . .upon the taxable property within the Authority, and shall, in and rail
by said resolution, fix and determine the millage on each dollar tele
...-valuation of property on said assessment rolls, which, when levied, ur,
will raise the said amount so determined as aforesaid as the total scri
amount to be raised by taxation in that year, and in and by said Floi
ls' ...:?^; resolution the Board shall direct the Board of County Commis- of I
sioners to levy, assess and fix said millage as the rate of taxation Un
i^ .upon all the taxable real and personal property within the Au- and
thority; provided that the Authority shall not direct the County coll
Commissioners of Lake County, Florida to levy and assess any wh,
tax for any one year in excess of one mill on the dollar upon all
taxable real and personal property within the Authority and the
it.*i Board of County Commissioners shall not within any one year or
levy and assess for the Authority more than one mill on the
^ dollar upon the taxable real and personal property within the ree
"" "Authority. ma
': "Z tax
S: T- '* (c) A certified copy of such tax resolution executed in the name
";" "*'. 'of the Authority by its Chairman, or Vice Chairman, and attested
".-;... ii by its Secretary, under its corporate seal, shall immediately be
delivered to the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, the
Florida.
(d) It shall be the duty of said Board of County Commissioners, wh
-.. each year (1) to levy, assess and fix the village and the rate of su;
|- ', taxation upon all the taxable real and personal property within
^ I^ ^ ~the Authority as set forth in the certified copy of the resolution
'i, 1 of the said Board and (2) to certify the said millage to the Comp- me
S'.Bi stroller of the State of Florida and (3) to order the Assessor of said ou
I . County to levy and assess, and the County Tax Collector to col-
..i lect, a tax at the millage fixed by said Board of County Commis- pr
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said Authority for said year, and said levies and assessments
shall be included in the tax roll and warrant of the Tax Assessor
within said of said County for each fiscal year thereafter. The Tax Collector
Sor assess..of said County shall collect such taxes so levied by the Board of
ited by the County Commissioners for the said Authority in lawful money
comptroller of the United States of America in the same manner and at the
Of taxable same time as County taxes are collected, and shall pay and remit
urposes ofe the same upon collection to the Board.
lis Act. (e) It shall be the duty of the Comptroller of the State of
lution de Florida each year, to assess and levy upon all railroad lines and
3uch yea r railroad property, telephone and telegraph lines and telephone and
-1, in and telegraph property, and all other taxable property within his
ch dollar jurisdiction and located within the Authority, a tax at the rate pre-
in levied scribed by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County,
the total Florida, and certified to him by the Board of County Commissioners
t by said of Lake County, Florida, and to collect in lawful money of the
omryisai United States of America the tax thereon in the same manner *
taxation and at the same time as he is required by law to assess and
he Au- collect such taxes for County purposes, and to remit the same
Coo when collected to the Board.
ss. (f) The Tax Assessor, Tax Collector, and Board of County
.on all Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, and the Comptroller
ad the shall, when requested by the Board, prepare from their official
year records and deliver to the Board any and all information that
Sthe may be requested from time to time from them regarding the
Sthe tax valuations, levies, assessments or collections in such County.
SSection 18. That all taxes levied and assessed by the Board
lame of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida for the Au-
sted thority (beginning with the year 1953) shall be collected and the
7 be enforcement thereof shall be at the same time and in the same
uty, I manner as other county taxes are collected and enforced and
i when so collected shall be paid over to the Board for its use pur-
suant to this Act.
rof Section 19. That the Board is hereby authorized to borrow
in money at such time or times as it may deem necessary to carry
on out the purposes of this Act and to execute and deliver its promis-
p_ sory note or notes therefore bearing interest as fixed by the Board;
id provided that the Board shall not borrow any sum of money nor
I- give its promissory note therefore, for a period of time longer than
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IM-'i. one year, and the total amount of money borrowed and out-
..i'-, standing shall not exceed thirty-five thousand and no/100 dollars
.- ($35 000.00) at any one time.
t....... ~Section 20. That at least once in each year the Board shall
::;, publish in some newspaper published in Lake County, Florida, a t
complete detailed statement of its financial condition including a i
list of all moneys received and disbursed by the Board during the Floriden n
:. :A preceding year. be
be known

Section 21. That all real and personal property owned, leased, County, f
.."J"'" controlled or used by the Authority shall be exempt from all | vide for it
county, municipal, taxing district and other ad valorem taxes and 1 leges", re
^(-,:^ special assessments for benefits. j Commissi<
Section 22. That it is the intention of the Legislature that the ] Be It Enact,
provisions of this Act shall be liberally construed to accomplish the
purposes provided for herein. SECTION
Special Act:

Section.23. That if any Section, subsection, paragraph, sub- as follows:
; 1 'i paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase or word of this Act is for S
any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such holding cies in the
shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the Act, from any ca
the Legislature hereby declaring that it would have passed this shall be fill
Act, and each and every Section, subsection, paragraph, subpara- missioners
graph, sentence, clause, phrase and word thereof, irrespective "
of the fact that any one or more other Sections, subsections, para- .Any me
graphs, subparagraphs, sentences, clauses, phrases or words thereof majority vo
may be declared to be unconstitutional or otherwise ineffective. electors of
Section 24. That notice for the passage of this Act has been Commission
published as required by Section 21 of Article III of the Consti- adopted by
tution, and affidavit of proof of such publication, together with of the City
a true copy of the notice, was duly attached to this Act when the after the fil
B bill therefore was introduced in the Legislature, and accompanied election sig
l said bill throughout the Legislature, as required by law. of the zone
ll ^ ~Section 25. That all laws and parts of laws, and specifically y
aPHB^ Chapter 10814, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, be and they are Any vac
hereby repealed.
i Section 26. That this Act shall take effect upon becoming a law. SECTIOn
Special Act.

Became a law without the Governor's approval, as follows:
Filed in Office Secretary of State June 15, 1953. "Section
-or more va<
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