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Item No:††††††† ††††††††††† 5.D.1.

 

Meeting Date:†††††††††† July 23, 2012

 

From:††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bill Wiley, AICP, Community Development Director

 

Subject:††††††††††††††††††††† Ordinance for annexation for the City of Leesburg of the Leesburg Wildwood Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) property

 

 

 


Staff Recommendation

The Planning staff recommends approval of the proposed annexation for the Leesburg Wildwood Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) property.

 

Analysis

The City submitted an application for annexation of approximately 19.6 acres of land generally located approximately one-half mile north of West Main and CR 44, beginningat CR468 going west for a distance of approximately one and one-half (1.5) miles, as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is County undesignated. Currently, the property is vacant railroad right-of-way and the proposed use is continuation of the multi-purpose recreation trail (Wild-Lee Trail).

 

The property, currently located in the County, is bounded by numerous City and County zonings such as City R-3 (High Density Residential), M-1 (Industrial), RP (Residential Professional) and C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial), and County A (Agriculture), R-7(Mixed Residential) and CFD (Community Facilities District). The annexation of the property will remove an enclave and allow for more compact urban form with development of the Leesburg Wildwood Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT).

 

Also on the agenda for this meeting is a rezoning application for this property, which is recommended for approval by the staff. The Planning Commissionís recommendation will be presented at the City Commission meeting because of scheduling difficulties resulting from the need to meet FDOT funding requirements.

 

Police and fire services are presently provided in this area and impacts on the provision of these services are estimated to be minimal.

 

Options:

1.†††††††† Approve the requested annexation. This will give the City jurisdiction over the use and development of the subject site and provide for application of City standards to this property.

2.†††††††† Disapprove the proposed annexation and allow the development to remain in the County

 

Fiscal Impact:

No significant fiscal impact is expected as a result of this annexation; however, the fully funded project by the Florida Department (FDOT) will generate a $1,066,720.92 expenditure.

 

Submission Date and Time:†††

 

Department: Community Development

Prepared by:Bill Wiley AICP

Attachments:†††††††† Yes_X__†† No ______

Advertised:†† ____Not Required ______†††††††††††††††††††††

Dates:†† __________________________†††††††††††††††††††††

Attorney Review :†††††† Yes_X__No ____

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ___BW___

 

FinanceDept. __________________†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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City Manager ___________________

 

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ORDINANCE NO. ______

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, ANNEXING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 19.6 ACRES AND BEING GENERALLY LOCATED APPROXIMATELY ONE-HALF MILE NORTH OF WEST MAIN AND CR 44, BEGINNINGAT CR468 AND GOING WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY ONE AND ONE-HALF MILES, LYING IN SECTIONS 20 AND 21, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY LIMITS OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, PROVIDING THAT SAID PROPERTY SO ANNEXED SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ITS PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF THE EXISTING AND FUTURE INDEBTEDNESS OF SAID CITY; PROVIDING THAT SUCH ANNEXED PROPERTY SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ALL LAWS AND ORDINANCES OF SAID CITY AS IF ALL SUCH TERRITORY HAD BEEN A PART OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG AT THE TIME OF PASSAGE AND APPROVAL OF SAID LAWS AND ORDINANCES; PROVIDING THAT SUCH ANNEXED TERRITORY SHALL BE PLACED IN CITY COMMISSION DISTRICTS 2 AND 3; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (Leesburg Wildwood Multi-Use Recreational Trail MURT).

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:

 

Section 1.

 

Based upon the petition of the City of Leesburg for the property hereinafter described, which is contiguous to the existing city limits of the City of Leesburg, Florida, that the property hereinafter described be annexed to the city limits of the City of Leesburg, Florida, which petition has heretofore been approved by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, pursuant to the provisions of the Laws of Florida, the hereinafter described property is hereby annexed and made a part of the city limits of the City of Leesburg, Florida. The subject property lying and situate in Lake County, Florida, is more particularly described as:

 

Legal Description

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Alternate Key Numbers: 3834916, 3834917

 

Section 2.†††

 

All of the property, real and personal, within said annexed territory, described in Section 1 above, as provided by this ordinance, and the inhabitants thereof, shall be subject to the government, jurisdiction, powers, franchises, duties, and privileges of the City of Leesburg, Florida, and the said annexed property shall be  liable, proportionately, for all of the present outstanding and existing, as well as future, indebtedness of the City of Leesburg, Florida; that all of the ordinances of the City of Leesburg, and all laws heretofore passed by the Legislature of the State of Florida relating to and which now or hereafter constitute its Charter, shall apply to and have the same force and effect on such annexed territory as if all such annexed territory had been a part of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at the time of the passage and approval of said laws and ordinances. The property annexed hereby is assigned to City Commission Districts 2 and 3.

 

Section 3.   

 

This ordinance shall become effective immediately upon approval at second reading.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED at the regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, held on the ______ day of __________________, 2012.

 

THE CITY OF LEESBURG

 

By: ___________________________

†† †††††††† Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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