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File #: 22-0739   
Type: Departmental Status: Passed
In control: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action: 5/3/2022
Title: APPROVAL OF THE ACQUISITION OF A VACANT PARCEL IN POINCIANA GARDENS AND ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ACCEPTING A WARRANTY DEED FROM KAREN M. ELROD
Attachments: 1. Location map.pdf, 2. Resolution.pdf, 3. Warranty Deed.pdf, 4. PA Sheet.pdf
PLACEMENT: Departmental
TITLE:
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APPROVAL OF THE ACQUISITION OF A VACANT PARCEL IN POINCIANA GARDENS AND ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ACCEPTING A WARRANTY DEED FROM KAREN M. ELROD
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
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This is a request for the approval of the acquisition of a vacant parcel in Poinciana Gardens for conservation and adoption of a resolution approving and accepting a Warranty Deed from Karen M. Elrod.
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DEPARTMENT: Public Works
PREPARED BY: Name: Carla T. Segura, FRP
Title: Real Property Manager
REQUESTED BY: John Maehl, Ecosystem Restoration and Management Manager

PRESET:
PROCEDURES: None

BACKGROUND/RELATED STRATEGIC GOAL:

1. Agreement/Contract drafted by: Martin County

2. Parties to the Agreement/Contract: Martin County - Grantee
Karen M. Elrod- Grantor

3. Purpose of the Agreement/Contract: Acquisition of Vacant Land for Conservation efforts

4. New/Renewal/Modification: New

5. Duration: Perpetual

6. Benefits to Martin County: Additional conservation lands adjacent to the Atlantic Ridge Ecosystem

7. Cost to Martin County: $2,500.00 plus closing costs

Poinciana Gardens, located in Hobe Sound, consists of mostly single-family residential homes, as well as vacant undeveloped parcels located within the western portion of Poinciana Gardens. These vacant undeveloped parcels are adjacent to the Atlantic Ridge Ecosystem. In 2016, Martin County acquired 80 surplus parcels from the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (TIITF) for conservation purposes. Currently, Martin County owns approximately 38 acres of vacant land within Poinciana Gardens.

In November 2021, Karen M. Elrod contacted County staff to discuss the sale of her vacant parcel to Martin County. The Martin County Property Appraiser shows a market value of the .203-acre parcel as $2,500. The parcel is located in the unimproved portion of Poinciana Gardens with no open road access. The Ecosystem Restoration & Manag...

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