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File #: R-148-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/8/2021 In control: Parks and Sustainability Committee
On agenda: 12/2/2021 Final action: 12/2/2021
Title: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR ON BEHALF OF METRO GOVERNMENT TO ACCEPT THE DONATION OF A CONSERVATION EASEMENT ON PROPERTY OWNED BY BLACKBIRD BEND, LLC, LOCATED ON TAYLORSVILLE ROAD AND OLD TAYLORSVILLE ROAD NEAR FLOYDS FORK IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY.
Sponsors: Stuart Benson (R-20), Bill Hollander (D-9)
Attachments: 1. R-148-21 V.1 111121 Conservation Easement Blackbird Bend, LLC.pdf, 2. RES 123 2021.pdf
RESOLUTION NO. ______, SERIES 2021
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A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR ON BEHALF OF METRO GOVERNMENT TO ACCEPT THE DONATION OF A CONSERVATION EASEMENT ON PROPERTY OWNED BY BLACKBIRD BEND, LLC, LOCATED ON TAYLORSVILLE ROAD AND OLD TAYLORSVILLE ROAD NEAR FLOYDS FORK IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY.
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS BENSON AND HOLLANDER
WHEREAS, Blackbird Bend, LLC, a Kentucky limited liability company ("Blackbird Bend") is the owner in fee simple of five contiguous tracts totaling 114.30 acres located on Taylorsville Road and Old Taylorsville Road near Floyds Fork in Jefferson County, Kentucky (the "Property"), and the grant of a conservation easement on this Property shall assure the protection of outstanding natural resources and conservation values in the Floyds Fork watershed, including a large variety of wildlife, and will yield significant public benefits; and
WHEREAS, the grant of a conservation easement on this Property will serve the clearly delineated governmental policies of Kentucky Revised Statutes 382.800 et seq. to retain or protect "natural, scenic or open space values of real property, assuring its availability for agricultural, forest, recreational or open space use" and for "protecting natural resources, maintaining or enhancing air or water quality, or preserving the historical, archaeological, or cultural aspects of real property;" and
WHEREAS, pursuant to KRS 382.800 et seq., Metro Government is authorized to accept conservation easements to retain and protect natural, scenic, and open space values of real property assuring its availability for agricultural, forest or open space use, protecting natural resources, and preserving agricultural and other cultural aspects of real property in Kentucky, and Metro Government is qualified to accept such easements under Section 170(h) of the Internal Revenue Code; and
WHEREAS, a related entity, Franny Aprile Family Limited Partnership, previously donated...

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