AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           February 22, 2010

 

From:                          Fred A. Morrison, City Attorney

 

Subject:                      Lake County Water Authority Deed Modification Agreement conveying the railroad right-of-way running south to Flat Island Preserve

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of a Deed Modification Agreement with the Lake County Water Authority to modify conditions set out in the deed from the Water Authority to the City, conveying the railroad right of way running south to Flat Island Preserve.

 

Analysis:

Previously the Lake County Water Authority conveyed to the City its interest in the railroad right of way running south toward their Flat Island Preserve. That deed contained a restriction limiting use of the right of way to recreational trails. The City desires to utilize the right of way for public utility purposes as well and the Water Authority has agreed to modify the restriction to permit that activity on the property. The modification agreement being presented to the Commission will document that modification so the City can use the rail corridor for underground utilities.

 

Options:

1.      Adopt the resolution authorizing the execution of the modification agreement, or

2.      Decline to adopt the resolution and indicate which other course of action the Commission wishes to take with respect to the existing restriction on the use of the property.

 

Fiscal Impact

There is no cost to the City to enter into the modification, but it may save money in the future on acquisition of right of way which would be needed if the rail corridor is not available for utility purposes.

 

Submission Date and Time:    2/19/2010 10:07 AM____

Department: ______________________

Prepared by:  ______________________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. _________JB_______                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _________________

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION NO.__________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A DEED MODIFICATION AGREEMENT WITH THE LAKE COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY TO MODIFY CONDITIONS SET OUT IN THE DEED FROM THE WATER AUTHORITY TO THE CITY, CONVEYING THE RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY RUNNING SOUTH TO FLAT ISLAND PRESERVE TO INCLUDE PERMISSION FOR THE CITY TO USE THE RIGHT OF WAY FOR PUBLIC UTILITIY PURPOSES AS WELL AS THE ORIGINAL RECREATIONAL TRAIL ACTIVITIES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

            THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute agreement Deed Modification Agreement  with Lake County Water Authority, a Florida public corporation, whose address is 107 North Lake Avenue, Tavares, Florida 32778.

 

             THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _22nd____ day of _February________ 2010.

 

 

 

                                                                            _________________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk