§ 23-751. Dedication of sites for recreational uses or fee in lieu.  

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  • a. Where an evaluation under the concurrency management system (See article VII, div. 1) indicates that additional usable recreation land and facilities are needed to maintain the adopted level of service standard, the developer shall dedicate land of suitable size, topography and general character to the city or pay a fee that is equal to the fair market value of the land otherwise required to be dedicated. The required acreage or fee shall be determined by the administrative official based on the development impact data submitted in connection with the proposed development.

    b. Where dedication of recreation land is not required to maintain the adopted level of service, the city may refuse to accept such land, or establish reasonable conditions for acceptance. Proposed recreational uses must be consistent with the Future Land Use Map of the Lake Wales Comprehensive Plan. Other conditions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Land must be readily accessible and usable for recreational purposes.

    2. Land must be fully or partially developed for recreational use at time of acceptance.

    3. The facility would meet a specific recreational need of the city (i.e., picnic areas, boat launch facilities).