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Got Land?: County searches for suitable park space in South Lake

RELEASE DATE: June 25, 2010

TAVARES — After County Commissioners turned down a deal to purchase a 143-acre parcel in South Lake County last week, County staffers began searching this week for alternatives.

South Lake property

The County Attorney’s Office sent out a request to realtors this week that Lake County is looking to purchase property for an active recreation park in South Lake County. The size of the property should be at least 50 acres of usable land and no larger than 200 acres.

Other requirements include the property be upland, suitable for rezoning to public facilities district, good legal access and not divided by a bridge, highway or other obstruction.

Conditions of the property for sale includes a negotiable selling price, no real estate commission paid by Lake County, no closing costs paid by Lake County and any restrictions on property or title issues must be disclosed. Property owners are encouraged to include any additional information about their property that may be available, such as appraisals, surveys, existing utilities, wells and permits.

Responses to the County’s inquiry for property are requested to be made by Aug. 1. After reviewing the responses, the County will notify only those individuals and agents whose submittals are of interest. Additional information may be requested at that time.

Send responses to Quinnette Durkin, Property Manager, in the Lake County Attorney’s Office by mail at P.O. Box 7800, 315 W. Main St., Room 335, Tavares, FL 32778, fax at (352) 343-9646 or e-mail qdurkin@lakecountyfl.gov. For more information, call (352) 343-9787.

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