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File #: 21-360    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Action Items
File created: 7/1/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/15/2021 Final action:
Title: Acquisition of Conservation Easements (ACE) Property Appraisal Request for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 20) Applicant Class
Attachments: 1. Att.A - ACE Scorecard for FY 20
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AGENDA DATE: 9/15/2021

Acquisition of Conservation Easements (ACE) Property Appraisal Request for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 20) Applicant Class

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Request approval to appraise the ACE Committee-recommended easements from the FY 20 ACE applicant class

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, DeLoria, Rapp, Maliszewski, Goodall

PRESENTER (S): Ches Goodall


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Pursuant to sections A.1-110(G) and A.1-110(H) of the ACE Ordinance, the Board of Supervisors reviews the list of parcels ranked by the ACE Committee and identifies parcels on which it desires to acquire conservation easements. Each conservation easement identified by the Board for purchase is appraised by an independent appraiser chosen by the County.

On October 31, 2019, three applicants enrolled in the FY 20 applicant class. Staff evaluated each property according to the ACE Ordinance ranking evaluation criteria. These criteria include: open space resources; threat of conversion to developed use; natural, scenic and cultural resources; and County fund leveraging from outside sources. An initial review of the applicant scoring and ranking resulted in only the Campbell property qualifying. This result was presented to the ACE Committee on March 9, 2020. The committee's work then paused due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently, one of the Henley parcels (40-12A) became eligible with an amended application to donate a portion of the easement value - according to Criterion D.1 of the ACE Ordinance (County fund leveraging), an applicant may receive one point for each ten percent of the purchase price they donate or leverage. Consequently, staff finds that both the Campbell and Henley properties meet eligibility requirements and recommends that both properties be appraised. Staff will present this recommendation to the ACE Committee at its u...

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