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
The Planning staff recommends approval of the proposed annexation for the Leesburg Wildwood Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) property.
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, beginning† at 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.
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
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.
Department: Community Development
Prepared by:† Bill Wiley AICP
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City Manager ___________________
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WF No. ______________________
ORDINANCE NO. ______
ORDINANCE OF THE
IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF
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
††††††††††† (See attached legal)
Alternate Key Numbers: 3834916, 3834917
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.
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
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