The Planning staff and Planning Commission recommend adoption of the Ordinance vacating a 15’ Ingress/Egress and Utility Easement in Royal Oaks Estates Subdivision. The City of Leesburg finds no necessary public interest in the referenced easement or need for continued access to the properties that would require maintaining this vacant easement. (See attached Planning Commission recommendation).
The vacation of this easement is requested by K and L Development, the owner or property surrounding this easement. The easement to be vacated is not currently used as a public easement and is not needed for future use. All required utility easements are provided by the applicant in other areas of the development where necessary, in addition to easements that are proposed in the new Plat to be approved on this site.
1. Approve the request to vacate the ingress/egress and utility easement.
2. Other action the Commission may deem appropriate.
No fiscal impact is anticipated as a result of the vacation of this easement.
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, VACATING A 15’ INGRESS/EGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT ACCEPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. 96-04 ON FEBRUARY 12, 1996, SAID EASEMENT GENERALLY LOCATED SOUTH OF S.R.44 (SOUTH STREET) AND CASTEEN ROAD, LYING IN SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
The City Commission of The City of Leesburg, Florida, finding that the following-described real property is not needed for public purposes, therefore the portion of said 15’ Ingress/Egress and Utility Easement, legally described below, is hereby closed, vacated, abandoned and relinquished, as a public easement and all rights of the public in and to said easement are vacated and abandoned:
See legal description in attached Ordinance No. 96-04 and attached Warranty Deed recorded in OR Book 1397 Pages 700-703
The intent of this vacation is to nullify the right of the public to the use of the easement, as legally described above.
This ordinance shall become effective upon its passage and adoption according to law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED at the regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, held on the 14th day of July, 2006.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA