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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: September 15, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-e <br /> SUBJECT: Approval of Driveway Easement Extending from Jacobs Trail <br /> DEPARTMENT: County Attorney <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Plat John Roberts, County Attorney, 245- <br /> 2318 <br /> PURPOSE: To grant a driveway easement in an unused, undeveloped dedicated right of way <br /> extending from the end of Jacobs Trail. <br /> BACKGROUND: This item was brought to the County Attorney's attention by the owner of a <br /> landlocked parcel situated south of Interstate Highway 40 (1-40). The parcel was originally <br /> benefited by an access easement from the North, however the construction of 1-40 extinguished <br /> that easement. <br /> During development of the existing subdivision at Jacobs Trail, the County required the <br /> dedication of a right of way for connectivity purposes to the undeveloped parcel to the north. <br /> However, the parcel has never been developed and, without an actual access, the current <br /> owner is unable to sell the parcel. The owner is requesting an easement be granted to allow <br /> access to the landlocked parcel. The easement provides for a perpetual easement/driveway <br /> area of between 14 and 18 feet wide for the length of the undeveloped right of way and a <br /> temporary construction easement for the entire length and width of the undeveloped right of <br /> way. The easement provides that the owner releases the County from liability associated with <br /> any driveway, the owner will be responsible for construction and maintenance of any driveway, <br /> and the owner will dedicate the easement and the easement will be extinguished upon County's <br /> request. This is in the event the parcel is developed with multiple residential units. <br /> The attached plat shows the existing undeveloped right of way. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: The County should receive between three and four thousand dollars, <br /> which is the fair market value of the easement. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: There is no Orange County Social Justice Goal impact associated <br /> with this item. <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: There is no Orange County Environmental Responsibility Goal <br /> impact associated with this item. <br /> RECOMMENDATION(S): The Manager recommends the Board approve the granting of the <br /> driveway easement extending from Jacobs Trail along the right of way shown on the attached <br /> plat and authorize the Chair to execute all easement documents to complete the transaction. <br />