February 19, 1982
Re: Acquisition of Green Swamp Flood Detention Area Parcels
Preliminary Background Work
The District has sent title information and other materials for
about 18 parcels to be acquired in Green Swamp Flood Detention
Area in the near future. The following tasks will need to be
done for each parcel in order to proceed with the acquisition by
1. Verify that for each parcel we have a title insurance
commitment, a parcel map and a legal description.
2. Verify that the legal description for each parcel
matches the legal description in the title insurance
commitment the District has assigned to that parcel.
3. Examine the title information to determine the names
of each entity that owns or holds any interest in each
parcel. A list of these names and a brief description
of the nature of the interest of each must be prepared.
4. The remaining materials in each parcel file should be
reviewed to determine whether we have sufficient information
about each entity that owns or holds an interest in the
parcel to obtain personal service of process. This would
include of course residence addresses for individuals and
the name and address of registered agents for corporations,
for example. Additionally, the county within which these
entities will be served must be noted.
5. Each parcel file should be checked to see whether or not
the Real Estate Section at SWFWMD has checked the property
to see whether there are any persons in possession. If
the files are silent then we should request that the District
furnish us with the names and addresses of all persons in
possession on each parcel, if any.
6. Under the eminent domain law special steps need to be taken
if the property being condemned includes a portion of a
mobile home park. I don't think there are any mobile home
parks in the vicinity where the District is planning to
acquire, but this should be verified, as well.
Green Swamp Flood Detention Area Parcels
February 19, 1982
7. Any specific information that is needed to accomplish
these tasks should be obtained from Ron Daniel at
District headquarters in Brooksville. These requests
should be made or confirmed in writing. Of course,
in those cases where a simple inquiry can be made by
us, this should be done rather than requests that the
District do it. For example, ordering computer print-
outs on corporate officers and resident agents could
be done very, simply here.
It should be remembered that for all of these Green Swamp parcels,
the Arnold family reserves certain oil and mineral royalty rights
in a prior transaction with the water management district. We are
not seeking to acquire those reserved rights on any of these parcels.
As a result, it will not be necessary to track down and serve each
of the owners of all the undivided interests in those reserved