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East County Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 1 year ago

State considers selling land at Lake Manatee State Park

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by: Josh Siegel Staff Writer

EAST COUNTY — State environmental officials are considering selling 19.4 acres in Lake Manatee State Park as surplus land. 

A preliminary surplus-lands list from the State Department of Environmental Protection includes the land on a list of 5,300 acres in Florida that the state will potentially sell.

The land at Lake Manatee State Park is a strip at Dam Road and State Road 64 East. 

Officials discussed the list at a public workshop Wednesday night at the DEP headquarters in Tallahassee.

An online hearing, called a webinar, will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight and again from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. 

The surplus-lands list will then undergo more hearings and reviews, with Gov. Rick Scott and three members of the Florida Cabinet making the final decision on whether to sell the land. 

You can see a map of the proposed site in Lake Manatee State Park at http://media.bradenton.com/smedia/2013/08/21/15/53/gedRE.So.69.pdf

Check back with the East County Observer for more details on this developing story. 

Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@yourobserver.com

 

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