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  County Administrator's Report     10. 1.    
BCC Regular Meeting Discussion  
Meeting Date: 09/01/2016  
Issue:    Acquisition of Real Property Located at 207 Webb Street for the Carver Park Drainage Improvement Project
From: Joy D. Blackmon, P.E.
Department: Public Works  
CAO Approval:

RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation Concerning the Acquisition of Real Property Located at 207 Webb Street for the Carver Park Drainage Improvement Project - Joy D. Blackmon, P.E., Public Works Department Director

That the Board either approve, by super-majority, or deny the purchase of real property (approximately 0.22 acres or 9,412.5 square feet), located at 207 Webb Street, for the Carver Park Drainage Improvement Project for $2.00 per square foot, from Mr. Jerry M. Beachem, for $18,825:
 
A. Authorize the purchase of real property (approximately 0.22 acres or 9,412.5 square feet), located at 207 Webb Street, for the Carver Park Drainage Improvement Project for $2 per square foot totaling $18,825; and

B. Authorize County staff to draft the Contract for Sale and Purchase for the acquisition of real property (approximately 0.22 acres) located at 207 Webb Street, from Mr. Jerry M. Beachem, for $18,825, and bring the executed Contract back before the Board.

[Funding Source:  Fund 352, "LOST III," Cost Center 210107/56101, Project No. 14EN2605]
BACKGROUND:
In the Fall of 2015, the residents that would be affected by the proposed drainage improvement were contacted to see if they were willing to donate the required easements. After several attempts at obtaining the necessary easements, and finding several residents who are not willing to participate, a vacant parcel was discovered that would be ideal for the installation of a pipe system. The system would provide much-needed flooding relief to the residents of Carver Park on the east side of CR 297-A. Without the purchase of this parcel, flooding will continue to occur for many area residents during normal rainfall events.

The property owner, Mr. Jerry Beachem is willing to sell the parcel. However, his counter offer of $25,000 is higher than the appraised value of $4,400. 

In past purchases of properties that have a value of less than $20,000, the County has offered $2.00 per square foot. In this instance, the value of $2.00 per square foot creates a value of $18,825. The approval of either the counter offer or the $2.00 per square will require a super-majority vote due to the fact the County did obtain an appraisal and those values are above the appraised amount.

If approved by the BCC, the design engineer will be able to complete a drainage design that will provide area flood relief and will be able pursue the needed permits for the drainage system and pond through the state and federal regulating agencies.
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
Funding for this acquisition is available in Fund 352, "LOST III," Cost Center 210107/56101, Project No. 14EN2605.
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS/SIGN-OFF:
The Contract for Sale and Purchase will be drafted by Stephen West, Senior Assistant County Attorney. The County Attorney's Office will prepare the closing documents and conduct the closing for the purchase of this property.
PERSONNEL:
All work associated with this acquisition is being done in-house and no additional staff is required.
POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
These actions are consistent with the provisions of Section 46-139 of the Escambia County Code of Ordinances.
IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION:
Upon Board approval, staff will maintain compliance with Section 46-139 of the Escambia County Code of Ordinances.

Attachments
Aerial Map - Beachem
Counter Offer - Beachem
Appraisal - Beachem

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