High-Priority Pre-Transaction Service Acceleration for Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
$50,000 in the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to provide land acquisition pre-transaction services including but not limited to appraisals, surveys, or title research for acquisition proposals under consideration by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. A list of activities must be included in the final accomplishment plan.
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Funding for the commissioner of natural resources to perform or contract for pre-transaction services relating to land acquisition proposals submitted to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council upon the Council’s request, including, but not limited to, appraisals, surveys or title research.
This project provides a source of funding for the commissioner of natural resources to perform or contract for pre-transaction services upon request by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. Services will relate to high-priority individual land acquisition proposals submitted to the Council. These could be either DNR proposals or proposals submitted by other entities. Project funds will not be expended unless specifically requested by the Council.
Project funds are for the purpose of providing information that will aid the Council in its evaluation of pending land acquisition proposals or provide the Council with information needed before money is appropriated from Outdoor Heritage Fund for acquisition of the lands. For example, if the Council determines that it needs independent appraisal information to evaluate the merits of a land acquisition proposal or to recommend the appropriate amount of funding for the acquisition, it will ask the commissioner to cause the lands to be appraised. The commissioner, acting as agent for the Council, will then use project funds to contract with a qualified independent appraiser to conduct an appraisal to determine the market value of the lands. The commissioner will also use project funds to contract for a technical or administrative review of the appraisal. DNR contract administration costs and other expenses associated with performance of work at the Council’s request will also be covered by project funds. Other examples of pre-transaction services that may be performed with project funds upon the Council’s request are surveys, reviews of legal descriptions or title research.
This Accomplishment Plan will be amended whenever the Council submits a request to the commissioner to perform services under the project. The amendments will include detailed information about the nature and scope of the work to be performed at the Council's request as well as an accomplishment timeline and outcomes.