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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

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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.
 

A FEW ITEMS OF NOTE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA

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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