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File #: 19-0307   
Type: Departmental Status: Passed
In control: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 4/23/2019 Final action: 4/23/2019
Title: PROPOSAL FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE FLORIDA COMMUNITY TRUST (FCT) GRANT AWARD AGREEMENT FOR KIPLINGER PRESERVE AND BOB GRAHAM BEACH ADDITION
Attachments: 1. 2019-04-23_BOCC Meeting_FCT Presentation.pdf
PLACEMENT: Departmental
TITLE:
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PROPOSAL FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE FLORIDA COMMUNITY TRUST (FCT) GRANT AWARD AGREEMENT FOR KIPLINGER PRESERVE AND BOB GRAHAM BEACH ADDITION
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
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Martin County Ecosystem and Restoration Management (ERM) Division is proposing to amend the Kiplinger Preserve and Bob Graham Beach Addition, Florida Community Trust Grant Award Agreement (FCTGAA). This action will occur with the development of new management plans for these two sites, which the Florida Community Trust (FCT) Planner will approve. These amendments will provide additional recreational opportunities while maintaining critical habitat on our conservation lands. With the proposed amendments, the grant award obligations will be met and will fulfill the FCTGAA requirements.
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DEPARTMENT: Public Works
PREPARED BY: Name: John Maehl and Zachary Hughes
Title: ERM Manager and ERM Project Manager
REQUESTED BY: John Maehl

PRESET:
PROCEDURES: None

BACKGROUND/RELATED STRATEGIC GOAL:

In January of 2019, Martin County ERM Division presented several proposals to the Florida Community Trust for amendment to the grant award agreements. Two of the Florida Community Trust (FCT) properties, Kiplinger Preserve and Bob Graham Beach Addition, were identified and discussed with reference to the existing grant award obligations.
Kiplinger Preserve has one outstanding grant award obligation to the FCTGAA, which is to develop a wildlife hospital and an adjacent caretaker facility onsite. The ERM Division proposed to substitute this obligation with a new proposal to provide a larger parking lot, construction of a pavilion, and an additional kayak launch. After some discussion, it was determined that this change to the FCTGAA would not only provide a better recreational benefit to the community, but it would also preserve the critical habitat that remains on the Kiplinger Preserve.
The Bob Graham Beach Addition is composed of critica...

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