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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Conveyance of 3.5 +/- Acre Site to Covington Park Community Development District at Doby Elementary School

In 1999, Genstar Land Company dedicated 15.5 +/- acres to the School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, for the Doby Elementary School campus in exchange for impact fee credits.  As part of the site acceptance, the School Board was to convey 3.5 +/- acres to the Covington Park Community Development District ("Covington Park") to be used as a joint recreation area by the community and the school (Exhibit A).  School district staff was recently contacted by Covington Park CDD and advised that the conveyance deed was not properly recorded with the Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court and this would prevent Covington Park from making improvements to the joint use recreational area.  In order for Covington Park to move forward with the field and park improvements, the School Board is being requested to execute a Quit Claim deed for the purpose of clarifying proper ownership of the 3.5 +/- acre park area.

All documents were prepared by school district real estate legal counsel and approved as to form and sufficiency.

• Demonstrate "best practices" in all aspects of safety: student, employee, visitor, facility, transportation, and health • Construct and maintain facilities that create an environment conducive to teaching and learning
Conveyance of 3.5 +/- acres to Covington Park Community Development District at Doby Elementary School will have no financial impact to the School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, with the exception of nominal legal fees, that will be derived from Local Millage.
SUBMITTED BY:  Denise A. Taraschi, Property Specialist
Lorraine Duffy Suarez, General Manager, Growth Management & Planning
Christopher Farkas   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Operation Officer, Operations Division
(813) 272-4004
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 7.01
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170502_811 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 7.01