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File #: 5724   
Type: New Business - Development and Environmental Services Group Status: Adopted
File created: 4/25/2023 In control: Public Works Department
On agenda: 5/9/2023 Final action: 5/9/2023
Title: Approval, Re: Contract for Sale and Purchase and Addendum 1 from Robin Bland for the North Merritt Island Fire Station 40 - District 2.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Review Package Fire Station 40 - Bland



Approval, Re:   Contract for Sale and Purchase and Addendum 1 from Robin Bland for the North Merritt Island Fire Station 40 - District 2.


Fiscal Impact:

FY: 2022-2023 Fire Rescue Operations - $280,000.00 for the purchase of land


Public Works Department / Land Acquisition / Fire Rescue Department

Requested Action:


It is requested that the Board of County Commissioners approve and authorize the Chair to: 1) execute the attached Contract for Sale and Purchase and Addendum 1 and, 2) authorize the Chair to execute all required closing documents related to the contract.


Summary Explanation and Background:

The subject property is located at 4615 N. Courtney Pkwy Merritt Island 32953, north of Hall Road on the west side of North Courtenay Parkway in Merritt Island.


The acquisition of land for Fire Station 40 is part of Fire Rescue’s 7-year plan.   Funds are available for both the purchase of property and subsequent construction.  The current station is not large enough to meet space requirements of the department’s standard fire engine.  The new station will be of proper size with a hardened storm-resistant design.  It will be located near the center of the service area improving emergency response times. 


The fair market value for the identified property was established by obtaining an appraisal report from W. H. Benson and Company, dated September 3, 2022, with an assigned value of $260,000.00.   The parcel is owned by Robin Bland and currently listed in the Space Coast Area Multiple Listing Service for $299,900.00.  Fire Rescue authorized Land Acquisition to extend an offer to the owner for $260,000.00.  The owner has countered at $280,000.00.


Potential options are as follows:

1.                     Accept the offer as presented by the seller, approve the requested action and instruct staff to proceed with closing

2.                     Counter the offer with an amount to be determined by the Board at this time

3.                     Reject the offer


This acquisition follows the policies and procedures as set forth in Administrative Order 37.

Clerk to the Board Instructions:

Upon execution by the Chair, Public Works Department will contact the Clerk’s office to make arrangements to pick up the original executed Contract for Sale and Purchase and the original executed Addendum 1.