Secret Appraisals Are The Best Appraisals


Ted Noftall

3:18 PM

to Bob, Dennis, don, Drew, Robin, patnelan, Hank
 Dear, Bob, Dennis, Don and  Drew,
Why haven’t the Riverwalk Appraisals been released ?What is your Manager hiding?
Wink  Wink,   this is  going to be a straight forward property exchange
right ??
Ted Noftall

From: Fenwick, Robin []
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 2:45 PM
To: Ted Noftall
Subject: FW: Riverwalk Property Exchange Appraisals
See below regarding the Riverwalk Appraisals.

From: Roberts, Margaret
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 2:35 PM
To: Fenwick, Robin; Kisela, Greg
Subject: Riverwalk Property Exchange Appraisals
Mr. Ted Noftall requested a copy of the appraisals for the Riverwalk
Property Exchange.  Based on my conversation with you today, it is my
understanding that the city manager has indicated that the appraisals are
not available for public disclosure or inspection and are exempt from the
provisions of Section 119.07(1), Florida Statutes.  Flroida law provides
that the appraisals are exempt pursuant to Section 166.045(1)(a), Florida
Statutes, until an option contract is executed, or if no option contract is
executed, until 30 days before a contract or agreement  for purchase is
considered for approval by the city council or if a contract or agreement
for purchase is not submitted to the city council, then 30 days after the
termination of negotiations.
Please respond to Mr. Noftall’s request for public records.  Thank you.
Margaret T. Roberts
City Attorney/City of Port Orange, Florida
Phone 386 506-5525/Fax 386 506-5530

One thought on “Secret Appraisals Are The Best Appraisals

  • February 13, 2014 at 9:24 am

    CALL ME STUPID but I don’t understand this. There are a lot of exceptions to my right to obtain public records (certain kinds of personal data, sealed bids, security at various installations, etc, etc,) that make good sense to me but this one does not.
    If I’m reading Mr Noftall’s email correctly, the appraisals that he wants to see are either on property that the City owns or on property that the developer owns and wants to trade for City property.
    As a taxpayer and resident of Port Orange I feel that I’ve already paid for whatever land the City eventually ends up with, and no doubt my taxes have already paid for the appraisals. I just can’t imagine any other case where I would pay for an appraisal on property that I either own or want to acquire and wouldn’t be allowed to see that appraisal!!
    Guess I’m just STUPID.


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