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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020 4 months ago

Ocoee Commission to decide on acquiring cemetery property via eminent domain

The property, which is located at 441 Basking Ridge Court, is already being maintained by the city.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

In a rather bare agenda for the Ocoee City Commission’s meeting tonight — Tuesday, June 16 — the commission will look at possibly acquiring a 1-acre cemetery located at 441 Basking Ridge Court.

The city currently mows and maintains the property, but after unsuccessful attempts to contact the listed owners, the commission — during its meeting Jan. 7, 2020 — asked city staff to work with the city’s eminent domain attorney about acquiring the property.

After the appraisal of the property — which is in excess of $60,000 — city staff anticipates that the cost to acquire the cemetery property via eminent domain could be anywhere between $20,000 and $100,000.

As of the moment the city only has plans to make minor improvements to the property — such as a bench, gazebo or something similar in nature. Even if the city does not acquire the property it will still continue to maintain it.


Item 4: Approval to direct staff to draft an Interlocal Agreements between Central Florida Expressway Authority and the City of Ocoee for the construction of a portion of the Franklin Street multipurpose path outlined in the MetroPlan Silver Star Road Complete Streets Study with funds to be allocated in the FY 2020-21 Budget.

Item 7: Approval of resolution establishing rates for collection and removal of oversized yard waste.

Item 11: Approval of the sale of used sanitation trucks

Troy Herring is the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Olive (BS '12) and the University of Alabama (MA '16)....

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