Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
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Lake* County .;

Table of Contents

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Part A---Natural Resources

1. Geography. 2
2. Climate 2
3. Local Raw Materials 2

Part B---General Economy

1. Population 2
2. Labor 2
3. Retail Market 2
4. Manufacturing Industries 3
5. General Remarks on Economy 3

Part C---Government

1. Administration 3
2. Finances 3

Part D---Community Facilities

1. Available Data 3
2. Transportation Facilities 3
3. Power 4
4. Fuel 4
5. Sewage and 7aste Disposal 4
6. Water Supply 4
7. Communications Facilities 4
8. Educational Facilities 5
9. Health Facilities 5
10. Recreational Facilities 5
11. Police Protection 5
12. Fire Protection 5
13. City Streets 5
14. Banking Facilities 5
15. Construction and Service Facilities 5
16. Retail Facilities 6
17. Wholesale Facilities 6
18. Housing Conditions 6
19. Hotels and Restaurants 6
20. Newspapers 6
21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners 6
22. Civic Organizations 6
23. Churches 6

Prepared By:

Umatilla, Florida

101 Fifth Street South
Saint Petersburg 1, Florida

311 North Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida


Part A---Natural Repources

1. qogeraphy:

Chief topographical features: Flat. Elevation, 200 feet above sea level.

9. Climate:

(From observations at Eustis, Florida.)

Annual January April July October

Temperature averages 71.8 59.7 71.1 82.4 73.5
Rainfall averages 47.57 2.54 2.49 7.24 3.54

Growing season: Usual date of last killing frost in Spring, February 7;
usual date of first killing frost in Fall, December 18;.length of growing
season, 314 days.

3. Local Rgw Materials:

Timber: No timber is available in commercial quantities in the immediate
vicinity. Limited supplies of pine and cypress are available in other
sections of the county.

.Minerals: Peat deposits 12 miles from town are being worked.

Agricultural products: Citrus fruits (750,000 boxes annually) and water-
melons (200 carloads annually) are the principal agricultural products of
this section.

Part B---General Economy

1. Population:

Est. 1947 19 aI 192 1920

County total 32,500 27,946 27,255 28,062 23,161
City total --- 1,051 1,149 953 907
Negroes in county 7,575 7,483 7,602 7,958 6,442
Negroes in city --- 3 --- 8

Predominant nationality: Native-born white.

2. Labor;

Unions: No national unions have been established in local industries.

Female employment: About 25% of the total employment is female.

Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white male, 650-70 ; unskilled Negro
male, 650-700; unskilled white female, 650-700; unskilled Negro female,
504-600; skilled white male, $1.25-,1l.754 skilled Negro male, $1.00-,.1.25;
skilled white female, 754; skilled Negro female, 650.

General: A good quantity and quality of unskilled labor is available.

3. Retail Market:

General: Umatilla is the retail shopping center for the northern section of
Lake County.

1946 Effective Buying Income per family in county, .s2,850.*
1946 Estimated retail food store sales in county, 1,4,723,000.*
1946 Estimated retail general merchandise store sales in county, .1,225,000.*
1946 Estimated retail drug store sales in county, -721,000.*

*Copyribht 1947, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further repro-
duction not licensed.


4v Maqufacturi;' Induptries:

General: There are no manufacturing industries in Umatilla. Packing and
shipping citrus and melons is the principal industry. The principal packing
houses are operated by Umatilla Fruit Company, Umatilla Citrus Growers, W.
F. Austin and Sons, Kimbell Growers and J. S. Allen.

5. General Remarks on Economy:

Citrus fruits are the principal source of income. Employment is seasonal.

Prt C---Government

1. administration:

Type: Mayor-Council.

Officials: layor, M. F. Kimball, Jr.; City Attorney, C. Harold Hippler.

Special departments: City has an active city engineer, street department
and water department.

Zoning: City does not have a zoning ordinance.

2. Finances:

Current city tax rate: Operations, 11 mills; debt service, 11 mills.

Average city tax rate for last five years: Operations, 10 mills; debt ser-
vice, 11 mills.

City basis of assessment: Charter requires that all property be assessed
at 100% of actual value.

Total assessed ;lue of real property in city;: -1,000,000.

City license tax on manufacturing plant: Up to '25.

City utility tax: 10% on first .y25 and 5$ on balance.

Other major city taxes: None.

Current county tax rate: Operations, 15.39 mills; debt service, .68 mills.

Average county tax rate for last five years: Operations, 13.5 mills; debt
service, .50 mills.

Bonded debt: City, 77,500; county, 0.

Other long-term obligations: City, N4,780; county, 0.

Part D---Community Facilities

1. Available Data:

Maps: City street, trunk water main and power distribution system maps are

2. Transportation Facilities:

Railroad: Umatilla is served by an Atlantic Coast Line branch line with
two combination freight-passenger trains daily. Pick-up and delivery of
less than carload freight is available.

Express: Railway Express Agency, Inc., provides rail express service. Direct
air express service is not available. Free pick-up and delivery for express
is not available.

Highway: Florida Highways 19 and 450 pass through Umatilla.

Local bus services None.



2'. Transportation Facilities: (Cont,)

Intercity bus services Greyhound Lines operates two buses daily through

Intercity trucking facilities: Central Truck Lines provides service to all
sections of Florida. Jacksonville, Liami, Atlanta, Liobile and Birmingham
are among the principal cities that can be reached by an overnight truck haul.

Air: Eustis Airport, owned by the City of Eustis, is six miles from Umatilla.
Hangar space is not available. The field has two 1,800 feet and one 2,250
feet runways. The field is open to private planes. Charter cross country
flights are available. Scheduled air transportation is not available.

3. Power:

Florida Power Corporation owns and operates the generating and distributing
systems. Copies of rate schedules may be obtained at the company's office.

4. Fuel:

Coal: Delivered cost per ton is ,18 for domestic lump. Industrial stoker
is not used in this section.

Gas: Artificial gas, rated at 550 B.t.u, per cubic foot, is distributed by
Triangle Gas Company. Copies of rate schedules may be obtained from company's

Bottled gas: Lake County Fuel Company, Mount Dora, distributes butane.
Delivered cost is 300 per gallon.

Other: Fuel oil and kerosene are available from Gulf Oil Corporation.

5. Sewage and Waste Disposal:

Sewage: Sewers are installed in the business district. A septic tank is
used for disposal.

Industrial waste: Packing plants haul waste to dumps. City has no ordinance
on industrial waste disposal.

Garbage: Garbage is collected twice a week in residential sections and three
times a week in the business sections.

6. Water Supply:

Operator: City.

Source: Well. Present source considered adequate for expansion.

Treatment: None.

Consumption: 100,000 gallons per day.

Pumping capacity: 864,000 gallons per day.

Chemical analysis: A chemical analysis is not available, but the water is
approved for drinking water by the State Board of Health.

Rate: Copies of rate schedules are available at the City Water Department.

7. Communications Facilities:

telephone service: Florida Telephone Corporation operates a dial exchange.

Telegraph service: Western Union has office hours of 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on
week days and 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 6 p..m. on Sundays and holidays.


8. Educational Facilities:

Elementary Junior High High


Number of schools 1 1 1
Present enrollment 195 101 55
Present capacity 200 150 150


Number of schools 1 0 0
SPresent enrollment 94 -
Present capacity 100

Vocational training for white students: None.

Vocational-training for Negro students: None.

Libraries: Umatilla Public Library.
9. Health Facilities:

City health department: None.

County health department: Staff of one doctor. Op-rates a general clinic
in Umatilla.

Hospitals: Harry-Anna Home, operated by the Florida Elks Association,
provides orthopedic care for crippled children. There is no general hospital
in Umatilla.

10. Recreational Facilities:

publicc parks: City park, tennis, shuffleboard, swings and teeters; Guerrant
/ Park, natural woodland; North-Umatilla Park.

Athletic fields: Baseball Park.
11. Police Protection:

City: Force consists of two policemen. City has two patrol cars, without
radio equipment. Patrolmen are uniformed. Regular beats are not maintained
at night. City jail is not approved for quartering Federal prisoners.

County: Protection outside the city is provided by the Sheriff's office.

12. EirejProtection:

City; Force consists of 12 volunteer firemen. City has one engine and one

Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 3; NBFU, Class 8.

County: No protection is available outside the city.

13. City Streets;

Mileage: Total, 19 miles; paved, 9 miles; gravelled, 5 miles.
* General: Asphalt is the major type of pavement used. About 25% of the
streets are curbed and about 15% have sidewalks. Approximately 20% of the
Streets should be rebuilt or extensively repaired during the next five years.

14, Bankip Facilities:

Umatilla State Bank, total resources, $1,531,500.

If- n9struictionnand..SevlcTe Ea.ltie;:

Type and number: General contractors, 2; architects, 0; land surveyors, 1;
general machine shops, 0; machine repair facilities, 0; foundries, 0; auto-
motive repair facilities, 3; consulting engineers, 0.


. 36. Retail Facilities:

Type and number: Dry goods stores, 2; department stores, 0; grocery stores,
4; drug stores, 1.

Parking: City has no parking meters and no parking lots.

Vacant stores: There are no vacant stores in the business district.

Deficiencies: An automobile agency is needed.

17. wholesale Facilities:

General: Umatilla is not a wholesale distribution center. Commercial cold
storage, commercial freezing and public warehousing facilities are not avail-

18. Housing Conditions:

General: Housing is insufficient at present.

19. Hotels and Restaurants:

Hotels: Number, 1; rooms, 25.

Restaurants: Number, 1; seating capacity, 35,

20. Newspapers:


21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners:

Commercial laundries: Number, 1.

Commercial dry cleaners: Number, 1.

22. Civic Organizations:

Name and name of president: Kiwanis, J. S. Allen; Woman's Club, lurs. Ellis
Koore; American Legion, S. G. Marks; Community Club, Rev. Glenn Bolles.

23. Churches:

Denomination: Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of Christ.


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