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       13.    
BCC Regular Meeting   
Meeting Date: 10/20/2016  
Issue:    5:35 p.m. Public Hearing - Vacate Alleyways in Hazlehurst Subdivision and Blount Re-Subdivision of Kupfrian Park
From: Joy D. Blackmon, P.E.
Department: Public Works  
CAO Approval: Jack R. Brown

RECOMMENDATION:
5:35 p.m. Public Hearing to consider the Petition to Vacate two alleyways in Hazlehurst Subdivision and one alleyway in Blount Re-Subdivision of Kupfrian Park.

Recommendation:  That the Board take the following action concerning the Petition to Vacate two alleyways in Blocks 19 and 20 of Hazlehurst Subdivision (both 20 feet x 300 feet), and one alleyway in Block "H" of Blount Re-Subdivision of that part of Kupfrian Park (20 feet x 285 feet), as petitioned by Percy Goodman, agent for Floyd Peacock and New Birth Baptist Church of Pensacola, Inc.:

A. Approve or deny the Petition to Vacate two alleyways in Blocks 19 and 20 of Hazlehurst Subdivision (both 20 feet x 300 feet), and one alleyway in Block "H" of Blount Re-Subdivision of that part of Kupfrian Park (20 feet x 285 feet), as petitioned by Floyd Peacock and New Birth Baptist Church of Pensacola, Inc.;

B. Accept the Hold/Harmless Agreement;

C. Adopt the Resolution to Vacate; and

D. Authorize the Chairman or Vice Chairman to accept the documents as of the day of delivery of the documents to the Chairman of Vice Chairman, and authorize the Chairman or Vice Chairman to execute them at that time.
BACKGROUND:
The petitioners are requesting that the Board Vacate any interest the County may have in the existing alleyways. Both alleyways located in Hazlehurst Subdivision are 20 feet x 300 feet and the alleyway located in Blount Re-Subdivision of that part of Kupfrian Park is 20 feet x 285 feet. 

Staff has made no representations to the Petitioners or to the Petitioners' agent, Mr. Percy Goodman, that Board approval of this request operates to confirm the vesting or return of title of the land to the Petitioner or to any other interested party.

There are no encroachment issues involved with this Vacation request. Staff has reviewed the request and has no objection to the Vacation. However, should the Board approve the Request to Vacate, Public Works staff would like to hold a meeting to discuss stormwater options in the area if the Petitioner hires a professional engineer for the development of this property. All utility companies concerned have been contacted and have no objection to the requested Vacation. No one will be denied access to his or her property as a result of this Vacation.
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
Indirect staff cost associated with the preparation of recommendation.
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS/SIGN-OFF:
N/A
PERSONNEL:
All work associated with this request is being done in-house and no additional staff is required.
POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
Based on the Board’s Vacating, Abandoning, and Closing Existing Public Streets, Rights-of-Way, Alleyways, Roads, Highways, Other Places Used for Travel or Other Lands Dedicated for Public Use or Purposes, or Any Portions Thereof to Renounce and Disclaim Any Right of the County and The Public In and To Said Lands policy for closing, vacating and abandoning County owned property – Section III and Florida Statutes, Chapter 336.
IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION:
Upon Board approval of the Vacation, the necessary documents will be signed and it will be the responsibility of the Petitioner or the Petitioner's agent to have the documents recorded in the public record and to advertise the required public notifications.

Attachments
Petition to Vacate
Aerial Map - Block 19
Aerial Map - Block 20
Aerial Map - Block H
Hold/Harmless Agreement
Certification of Property Owners
Property Owner List
Notice of Adoption
Resolution

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