Title: Memorandum re: Land Acquisition Status Report for Save Our Rivers, Green Swamp Flood Detention Area, Hillsborough River Basin, Pinellas-Anclote River
CITATION PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00052583/00001
 Material Information
Title: Memorandum re: Land Acquisition Status Report for Save Our Rivers, Green Swamp Flood Detention Area, Hillsborough River Basin, Pinellas-Anclote River
Physical Description: Book
 Subjects
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
 Notes
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00052583
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

Full Text

i



S4 February 8, 1983


MEMORANDUM


TO: DISTRICT GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS

FROM: FRITZ H. MUSSELMANN, Director, Real Estate Departmen

RE: Land Acquisition Status Report


I. DISTRICT GENERAL

A. SAVE OUR RIVERS

1. The Save Our Rivers Five-Year Plan of Acquisition was discussed at the
January 11, 1983, workshop and approved by the January 12, 1983,
meeting of the District Board of Governers. In accordance with Chapter
373.59, F.S., this Plan was filed with the Legislature and Secretary of
Environmental Regulation on January 13, 1983.

II. GREEN SWAMP BASIN (10)

A. GREEN SWAMP FLOOD DETENTION AREA (GSFDA)

1. On December 1, 1982, the District Board of Governors approved
appraisals by Knight Appraisal Services, Inc. on 35 more of the small
parcels located in Lake County covering a total of 200.92 acres, which
lie within the Green Swamp Flood Detention Area. Offer letters have
been sent to the various landowners to commence negotiations. If
negotiable, the total purchase price of the 35 parcels based on the
approved appraisals would be $95,150 with $19,030 or 20% coming from
local funds and the remaining $76,120 from Save Our Rivers funding.

2. On January 12, 1983, the Governing Board approved a Resolution
requesting funds in the amount of $11,322.20 from the Water Manage-
ment Lands Trust Fund (Save Our Rivers) for the purchase of 12 parcels
in the GSFDA in the total amount of $14,152.75 for 37.08 acres. The
remaining $2,830.55 will come from local funds. Negotiation of two of
these parcels was also approved at this meeting. The remaining 10
parcels will be purchased at the approved appraisal amount.

3. Since our last report we have been able to settle five of the nine parcels
in the SWFWMD -vs- Bendick suit prior to trial which consist of 19.57
acres for $10,974. We are still awaiting a trial date for the remaining
four parcels which total 16.84 acres.

4. On March 2, 1983, we plan to present to the District Governing Board a
Resolution requesting funds in the approximate amount of $7,840 from
the Water Management Lands Trust Fund (Save Our Rivers) for the
purchase of ten parcels, totaling 25.75 acres in the total amount of
$9,800. Two of these parcels will also be presented for approval to






February 8, 1983 -^ --
Memo To: District Gov ing Board Members
Page 2

purchase at the negotiated amount, the remaining parcels would be
purchased at the Board-approved appraisal amount.

mI. HILLSBOROUGH RIVER BASIN (13)

A. CYPRESS CREEK FLOOD DETENTION AREA

1. On January 12, 1983, the Governing Board approved the updated
appraisal and purchase agreement for SWF Parcel No. 13-500-219 which
consists of 427.483* acres at the total purchase price of $427,483. The
Board on that date, also approved a Resolution requesting funds from
Save Our Rivers in the amount of $341,986.40 with the remaining
$85,496.60 coming from local funds.

B. TAMPA BYPASS CANAL

1. The Shoal Removal Project extending from U. S. Highway 41 into McKay
Bay to the 22nd Street Causeway which is included in the Corps' FY 83
construction schedule has been delayed. Our efforts to re-acquire by
easements the use of the original disposal areas utilized for the initial
canal construction have been unsuccessful.

The owners have been unwilling to grant easements unless they are
assured that the spoil material will stabilize. Analysis of the material
indicates that it will not stabilize within a reasonable period of time.
Therefore, the owners would rather sell the property. Funds were not
budgeted for the purchase of the lands and it is anticipated that these
areas will be needed again at some future date for maintenance of the
canal. We are, therefore, exploring the possibility of trading District-
owned property for the disposal areas and/or entering into agreements
with the landowers to allow use of the lands for the project while
agreeing to purchase the parcels in segments over a period of years.

IV. PINELLAS-ANCLOTE RIVER BASIN (16)

A. WATER STORAGE LAND ACQUISITION FUND PROJECTS (WSLAF)

1. Over the last several months the Basin Board has reviewed and evaluated
some 46 project nominations submitted by various governmental entities
within their basin for possible acquisition under the WSLAF.

At the Board's last meeting, the 46 nominations were narrowed to three,
to-wit: Jerry Lake near Dunedin, two parcels located in western Pasco
County along the Anclote River, and that portion of Brooker Creek east
of Lake Tarpon and north of State Road 584.

As requested by the Board, we have been determining ownerships within
the various projects, value estimates, owners' willingness to sell, etc.,
and will be presenting our findings at the Basin Board's next meeting.

B. ANCLOTE WATER STORAGE LANDS (STARKEY)

1. We met with the landowner, J. B. Starkey, Jr., to determine taking lines
in preparation of the next purchase scheduled to take place on or before
July 31., 1983.






February 8, 1983 .
Memo To: District Gov( ng Board Members
Page 3


C. JOE'S CREEK PHASE I

1. Since the Basin and Governing Boards' adoption of Eminent Domain
Resolutions on December 7, 1982, and January 12, 1983, respectively, we
anticipate filing suit on the three parcels in the project by the end of
February. We are optimistic about negotiating/settling one of the
parcels prior to suit being filed.

V. MANASOTA BASIN (21)

A. BRADEN RIVER PROJECT

1. The Braden River Project is one of several projects approved by the
Governing Board as a priority in the Save Our Rivers Five-Year Plan of
Acquisition. As such, we met with the City of Bradenton's mayor and
staff to determine the City's willingness to contribute matching funds
towards acquisition of the project lands.

Subsequent to our meeting, the City Council passed and adopted a
Resolution whereby the City will contribute 10% of the land acquisition
cost annually over the next five years, but not to exceed $100,000
annually in contributions.

The project consists of approximately 530* acres with a total estimated
cost of $4,240,000, which under the Save Our Rivers Program would
require a local Basin/District match of $848,000. However, with the
City's contribution the local match by the Basin/District would be
reduced to $348,000.

Inasmuch as the Basin Board has budgeted $150,000 for land acquisition
this fiscal year, as well as the City's willingness to contribute funds, we
plan to present this item to the Basin Board at their meeting on
February 9, 1983, recommending that we begin acquisition of Phase I of
the project this year.

Phase I of the project consists of approximately 100 acres and is esti-
"mated to cost $800,000. The local match of this phase would be
$160,000.

VI. ALL BASINS GENERAL

A. LAKE GAGE PROGRAM

1. To date we have acquired 19 of the 70 sites mentioned in our last report
scheduled for acquisition this fiscal year. We are continuing acquisition
efforts on the remaining 51 sites.

B. QUALITY OF WATER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (QWIP)

1. To date we have acquired 6 of the 30 sites mentioned in our last report
scheduled for acquisition this fiscal year. We are continuing acquisition
efforts on the remaining 24 sites.






February 8, 1983 -
Memo To: District Go .Aing Board Members
Page 4


C. REGIONAL OBSERVATION AND MONITOR WELL PROGRAM (ROMP)

1. To date we have acquired 4 of the 15 sites mentioned in our last report
scheduled for acquisition this fiscal year. We are continuing acquisition
efforts on the remaining 11 sites.

FHM:DLT:cm:wp3

cc: G. W. Kuhl
W. T. Allee
L. M. Blain
J. T. Ahern
T. E. Cone, Jr.
SOR Ad Hoc Committee

MmoZ-8-83,DZ































RECEIVED

F;Bl U 198^3





University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs