Scottsmoor Land Acquisition
Three parcels of land were donated by community members decades ago to the Scottsmoor Volunteer Fire Department, in a time when county fire services were lacking in this area. When the Scottsmoor VFD was started, Brevard County offered to provide the station with trucks and equipment, in exchange for the land on which the station sat and the building that served as the fire station (Currently Scottmoor Meeting Hall). Once this transaction took place, the county disbanded the Scottsmoor Volunteer Fire Department due to lack of participation and transferred their assets to the Mims VFD. This resulted in 2 of the 3 land parcels, which were donated by the community for Scottsmoor use, now being owned by the Mims VFD. The Scottsmoor Community Association now rents the Meeting Hall from Brevard County for the benefit of this community.
The county, through a referendum, purchased the land where the parking lot now sits after the Mims VFD lost that parcel due to unpaid property taxes. The county used those allocated funds to build our parking lot.
The final parcel that was transferred to Mims VFD sits just north of our parking lot. It consists of 0.18 acres and is a vacant wooded lot. For years the Mims VFD refused to sell this land to the SCA. At times, however, offers were made to sell the land to us, but for tens of thousands of dollars.
We are proud to announce that, after months of negotiations with the Mims VFD, the Scottsmoor Community Association reached a reasonable purchase agreement to pay $1,000 for the parcel, so that we can give the land back to the community that originally donated it. We closed on October 11, 2019. We would like to thank everyone that donated toward this project.
In the coming months, we will be looking for community input as to how to best utilize the new parcel for the benefit of Scottsmoor. Please get involved in the conversation and let us know your opinion!