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NOTICE OF ACTION IN EMINENT DOMAIN AND NOTICE OF HEARING OF CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE OF PROCESS


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2022-CA-1221
Parcel 121
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT
OF TRANSPORTATION,
Petitioner,
vs.
WIGGINS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OF NORTH FLORIDA,
INC., a Florida corporation; OCEAN PALM, LLC; and DIANE
HUTCHINGS, Clay County Tax Collector,
Defendants.
STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
To the above named Defendants and all said Defendants who are living, and if any or all Defendants are deceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against any such deceased Defendant or Defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased Defendant or Defendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, to-wit:
Item # 4307192
Parcel 121
CR 220 – Clay County
Section No. 71580 County Road No. 220 Clay County
F.P. No. 4307192
Parcel No. 121
Fee Simple
A Part Of Section 33, Township 4 South, Range 25 East, Clay County, Florida, Being More Particularly Described As Follows:
Commence At The South 1/4 Corner Of Section 33, Township 4 South, Range 25 East, Clay County, Florida; Thence North 00°15'24" West, Along The West Line Of The Southeast 1/4 Of Said Section 33, A Distance Of 617.42 Feet To The Baseline Of Survey Of County Road No. 220 (As Per Florida Department Of Transportation Right Of Way Map Section 71580, F.P. No. 4307192, Having A Variable Width Right Of Way); Thence North 34°46'39" East, Along Said Baseline Of Survey Of County Road No. 220, A Distance Of 333.78 Feet; Thence South 55°13'21" East, A Distance Of 50.00 Feet To The Southeasterly Existing Right Of Way Line Of Said County Road No. 220, And To The Point Of Beginning; Thence North 34°46'39" East, Along Said Southeasterly Existing Right Of Way Line Of County Road No. 220, A Distance Of
140.39 Feet; Thence South 60°30'24" East, A Distance Of 521.67 Feet; Thence North 33°18'21" East, A Distance Of 156.20 Feet; Thence North 89°49'31" East, A Distance Of
323.60 Feet; Thence North 83°07'13" East, A Distance Of 148.60 Feet To The East Line of the Southwest 1/4 Of the Southeast 1/4 Said Section 33, Township 4 South, Range 25 East, Clay County, Florida; Thence South 00°19'11" East, Along Said East Line, A Distance Of 752.37 Feet; Thence North 55°47'33" West, A Distance Of 1,324.35 Feet To The Point Of Beginning.
Containing: 9.062 Acres, More Or Less.
Being Tax Parcel No. 33-04-25-008139-000-00
A petition in eminent domain has been filed to acquire certain property interests in Clay County, Florida.
Each Defendant is required to serve written defenses to the petition on Petitioner’s attorney, whose name and address are shown below, on or before March 20, 2023 and to file the original of the defenses with the clerk of this court either before service on Petitioner’s attorney or immediately thereafter, showing what right, title, interest or lien Defendant has in or to the property described in the petition and to show cause why that property should not be taken for the uses and purposes set forth in the petition. If any Defendant fails to do so, a default will be entered against that Defendant for the relief demanded in the petition.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a declaration of taking has been filed in this cause and that Petitioner will apply for an Order of Taking and any other order the court deems proper before the Honorable Don Lester, one of the Judges of this Court, on Monday, April 17, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., (one hour is reserved) in Hearing Room 4-077 at the Clay County Courthouse, 825 North Orange Avenue, Green Cove Springs, Florida. All Defendants to this suit may request a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard at the time and place designated and be heard. Any Defendant failing to file a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of this Court on the 21st day of December, 2022.
TARA S. GREEN
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Rebecca Crews
Deputy Clerk
Legal 48201 Published 12/29/2022 and 1/5/2023 in Clay County's Clay Today newspaper