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Last updated: January 12, 2017

Small Management Plans, Minor Plan Amendments and Incompatible Use & Linear Facilities Policy Requests Highlights

Management Plans for Properties 160 Acres and Smaller

The Office Of Environmental Services has received the following land management plans for properties 160 acres and smaller in size. Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) members who wish to have any of these plans placed on a formal ARC agenda for discussion should contact Hank Vinson, ARC Staff Director, prior to the date indicated below. Please note that at least three ARC members must make the request for a plan for a property smaller than 160 acres in size to be scheduled for an ARC agenda. If we do not receive three requests by the stated deadline to schedule a plan for consideration at an ARC meeting, the plan will be approved.

Cypress Knee Museum (Lease No. 4727)

The 3-acre Cypress Knee Museum is in the rural community of Palmdale in central Glades County. Tom Gaskins established the museum in 1951 to manufacture and display cypress knee products. The State acquired the property in 2000 as part of the Fisheating Creek project. The museum is currently closed and need of extensive renovation The key management objective continues to be restoration of the museum into a welcome center.

Cypress Knee Museum

The Division of State Lands will approve this plan unless three ARC members request the Division place it on a future Council meeting agenda. The deadline for ARC members to make this request is January 26, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Carlisle with Glades County at pcarlisle@myglades.com.

Excelsior/Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center (Lease No. 4159)

The 1-acre Excelsior/Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center is in St. Augustine. St. Johns County built the structure in 1925 as a high school for African Americans. The building now serves as an African American Museum and Cultural Center. The key management objective continues to be providing public access to the museum.

Excelsior/Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center

The Division of State Lands will approve this plan amendment unless three ARC members request Division place it on a future Council meeting agenda Council meeting. The deadline for ARC to make this request is January 26, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Floyd Phillips with the Friends of Lincolnville at Floyd6928@att.net.

Minor Amendments to Management Plans:

**none at this time**

Emergency Requests:

**none at this time**

Management Plan Addendum:

**none at this time**

Incompatible Use Requests:

Reschke Access/Utility Easement: Palatka to Lake Butler State Trail

Polly Reschke has requested an 0.08-acre access/utility easement over part of the Palatka to Lake Butler State Trail to provide legal access to her property. A description of the request and an analysis of its compliance with the Board of Trustees’ Incompatible Use Policy can be found at the following link:

Reschke Easement: Palatka to Lake Butler State Trail

The Division of State Lands will approve this plan amendment unless three ARC members request Division place it on a future Council meeting agenda Council meeting. The deadline for ARC to make this request is January 18, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane McKenzie with the Division of State Lands at diane.mckenzie@dep.state.fl.us.

 



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