The Board of County Commissioners meeting minutes from July 5, 1909 to July 10, 1912 are archived in a book with a canvas cover and leather corners.
At the next meeting on Thursday, July 22, 1909, the board adopted the following items as the regular order of business: roll call, minutes, reports, communications, unfinished business, new business and adjournment. Commissioners reviewed bids for creating books of county records, including one with canvas covers and leather corners. A motion was carried to pay the sheriff $2/day for his services while attending the board meetings. Board meetings typically included the five commissioners, clerk, sheriff and attorney.
At subsequent meetings in 1909, the board spent a great deal of time addressing requests (petitions) from residents and approving pension claims, while trying to also fulfill fundamental tasks such as setting salaries (e.g. $25 a month for the attorney), establishing official positions (e.g. Fish and Game Warden), constructing a vault for the clerk’s office, approving payment of bills from the General Fund (e.g. $132.75 for stationery for the county judge, $9 to individuals under the category of charity), approving payment of bills from the Fine and Forfeiture Fund (e.g. $1.05 to jurors, $1.10 to witnesses), approving payment of bills from the Road Fund (e.g. $75.21 to the Delray Market for supplies for convicts, $2 to the City of West Palm Beach to rent a road roller, $2 to W. L. Bracknell to hire a horse and wagon) and approving surety bonds for personnel. They also reviewed bids for numerous items including bookkeeping supplies, one of which included an Elliott Fisher Book Record writing machine for $175.