AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

MEETING DATE:   October 12, 2009

 

FROM:                       Bill Wiley, AICP, Community Development Director

 

SUBJECT:                  Resolution authorizing execution of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement (SSA) with Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for 2006 and 2007 Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendments

 

 

Staff Recommendation: 

The Planning staff recommends execution of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement (SSA).

 

Analysis:

Per Resolution No. 8434, adopted earlier this year, a Settlement Agreement has now been reached with the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) regarding several Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendments adopted in 2006 and 2007.  This agreement resolves objections related to the 17 Large Scale Amendments, adopted by the City in 2006 and 2007, which were subsequently found not in compliance by DCA.  Entering into this agreement allows the City to avoid a costly Administrative Hearing on these cases. Exhibit B to the SSA lists two remedial amendments that the City must adopt that are also on October 12, 2009 agenda.

 

Options:        

1.         Approve the resolution for the SSA for signature by City officials.

 

            2.         Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.

 

Fiscal Impact:

Avoiding an Administrative Hearing will result in a savings of the associated legal costs.

 

Submission Date and Time:    10/9/09 11:35 AM____

 

Department: Community Development

Prepared by:  Yvette L. Brandt, AICP                     

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RESOLUTION NO. __________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE THE STIPULATED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS RELATING TO THOSE 2006 AND 2007 LARGE SCALE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS FOUND NOT IN COMPLIANCE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to sign the Stipulated Settlement Agreement with the Florida Department of Community Affairs, relating to those 2006 and 2007 Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendments found not “in compliance.” A copy of the Agreement is attached.

 

THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida at a regular meeting held on the 12th day of October, 2009.

 

THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA

 

 

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                                                                        MAYOR

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk