Management Plans for Properties Containing 160 or Fewer Acres:
Cottage Hill Tract (Lease No 4810)
Escambia County has submitted an initial management plan for the Cottage Hill Tract. The 31-acre property is located near Cantonment and is currently undeveloped. The County has managed the property since 2017. The following link contains a copy of the current plan:
The Division of State Lands (DSL) will approve this plan unless three Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) members ask DSL to place the plan on a future meeting agenda. The deadline for ARC members to make this request is February 14, 2019. Please direct any questions to Juan Lemos with Escambia County at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incompatible Use Requests:
City of Lakeland Utility Easement Amendment: Tenoroc Public Use Area (Trustees Lease No. 3977)
The City of Lakeland is requesting to amend an existing utility easement on a portion of the Tenoroc Public Use Area. ARC approved the original easement in August 2003 and the Board of Trustees granted it in October 2003. The City wishes to amend the easement to construct a wastewater main by directional drill. The proposed facilities will be wholly co-located within the existing disturbed easement corridor. The following link contains the project's description:
The Division of State Lands will issue this easement to the City unless three ARC members ask the Division place the request on a future Council meeting agenda. The deadline for ARC members to make this request is February 15, 2019. Please direct any questions regarding the project to Brad Richardson with DSL at email@example.com.
Management Plan Amendments:
Withlacoochee State Forest: New Campground Waste Station
The Florida Forest Service (FFS) has submitted an amendment to the approved Withlacoochee State Forest management plan. The FFS proposes to construct a new waste station to serve the existing Crooked River, Cypress Glade, and Silver Lake campgrounds. The new waste station will be located farther away from Withlacoochee River than the existing waste station. The following contains a description of the proposed amendment, including location maps, agency review letters, and current photographs of the area.
The Division of State Lands will approve this plan amendment unless three Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) members ask DSL place the plan on a future meeting agenda. The deadline for ARC members to make this request is February 14, 2019. Please direct any questions to Alan Davis with the FFS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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