Staff recommends approval of the proposed Ordinance for Annexation.
In response to an application for annexation of property located south and west of the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Citrus Boulevard, the City has evaluated the area relative to additional property that could be annexed into the City to allow for a more regular city limit/city service boundary. State Statute 171.0413(6) provides for the City to initiate annexations with the consent of at least 50% of the property owners. Staff determined that additional property could not be annexed at this time because the property in question is currently an enclave.
The project site is approximately .579 acres. The property is generally located south and west of intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Citrus Boulevard, as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is County C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial). Currently, the property is developed as a veterinary clinic (Northgate Animal Clinic) and the proposed use is veterinary clinic. The surrounding zoning designations are all City C-3 (Highway Commercial).
Approval of the annexation will give the City jurisdiction over the use and development of the subject site and provide for application of City standards to this property.
Also on the agenda for this meeting are the rezoning and the Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment for this property, which are recommended for approval by the Planning Commission.
City Water and Wastewater utilities are available in the area. The developer is responsible for all cost and construction to make the necessary extension and hook-ups to City utilities in accordance with City requirements. Police and fire services are presently provided in this area and impacts on the provision of these services are estimated to be minimal.
Attached is the Annexation Agreement for this property, which will be before the Commission for consideration on July 10, 2006.
1. Approve the requested annexation; or
2. Disapprove the proposed annexation and the development will remain in the County.
Per approved City Commission policy, a fiscal impact analysis is not required for this site as it is less than one acre in size.
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, ANNEXING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY .579 ACRES AND BEING GENERALLY LOCATED SOUTH AND EAST OF INTERSECTION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING BOULEVARD AND CITRUS BOULEVARD, LYING IN SECTION 15, 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 DISTRICT 1; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
Based upon the petition of Richard B. Clark, DVM (Northgate Animal Clinic), the owner of 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:
FROM A PT THAT IS 105 FT SE'LY ALONG US HWY 441
FROM N LINE
OF SEC RUN S 44DEG 30MIN W 210 FT, S 45DEG 30MIN E 100 FT TO
POB, CONT 45DEG 30MIN E 120 FT N 44DEG 30MIN E 210 FT TO
HWY, NW'LY ALONG HWY TO A PT THAT IS N 44DEG 27MIN 06SEC E
OF POB, S 44DEG 27MIN 06SEC W TO POB ORB 1678 PG 1945 LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA
ALTERNATE KEY: 1289742
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 District 1.
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 , 2006.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG