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Resolution No. 99 -0 4 <br />A RESOLUTION OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA <br />SUPPORTING FEDERAL ACQUISITION OF KENNEDY GROVES PROPERTY <br />BORDERING THE PELICAN ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. <br />WHEREAS, the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, established by President Theodore <br />Roosevelt in 1903 as the first national wildlife refuge of the United States, is located in unincorporated <br />Indian River County; and <br />WHEREAS, the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge was established as a preserve and breeding <br />ground for native birds, and continues to serve as a nesting area for such birds as the brown pelican, common <br />egret, snowy egret, reddish egret, great blue heron, little blue heron, tri -color heron, black -crowned night <br />heron, white ibis, double -crested cormorant, anhinga, and oystercatcher; and <br />WHEREAS, Florida's population growth and conversion of land for development continue to <br />encroach on our natural systems; and <br />WHEREAS, federal acquisition of the herein described three parcels, totaling approximately 86 <br />acres of land bordering the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, would provide an important buffer to <br />protect the Refuge from land development encroachment; and <br />WHEREAS, Indian River County's Land Acquisition Advisory Committee has identified the overall <br />Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge Buffer project on its priority list of environmental land acquisitions; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA: <br />Section 1. That the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners hereby supports <br />federal acquisition of the herein described property to serve as a buffer to the Pelican Island National <br />Wildlife Refuge, and urges Congress to allocate monies from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for the <br />purchase. Said property is legally described as: <br />Tax Parcel No. 04-31-39-00000-0060-00001.0 <br />Gov. Lot 6, less the S. 660 0 of the E. 673.86 0, & also including Gov. Lot 1 of Sec. 9, Twp 31 S., <br />Rge 39 E. & also less the portion desc. in OR Bk 1076 Pg 1945 & less that portion of said parcel <br />desc. In OR Bk 1111 Pgs 2153-2155 & Pgs 2970 & 2973 <br />Tax Parcel No. 04-31-39-00000-0060-00002.0 <br />S. 660 ft of the E. 673.86. Ft of Gov Lot 6, less portion desc. In OR Bk 1111 Pgs 2153 & 2970 <br />Tax Parcel No. 10-31-39-00000-0090-00001.0 <br />Lots 9 & 10 Less Rds (OR Bk 448 pp 772) <br />Section 2. This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon adoption. <br />THE RESOLUTION was moved for adoption by Commissioner <br />Adams <br />, the motion was seconded by Commissioner G i nn , and upon <br />being put to a vote, the vote was as follows: <br />Commissioner Kenneth R. Macht Ay e <br />Commissioner Fran B. Adams A y e <br />Commissioner John W. Tippin Ay e <br />Commissioner Caroline D. Ginn Ay e <br />Commissioner Ruth Stanbridge A y e <br />The Chairman declared the resolution duly passed and adopted <br />this 19th day of January, 1999. <br />BOARD OF • UNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />INDIAN '1 VER COUNT FLORIDA <br />13y <br />nneth R. Macht, Chairman <br />