The Planning staff recommends approval of the proposed annexation for the City of Leesburg-Highland Lakes Water Plant.
The City submitted an application for annexation of approximately one acre of land generally located east of U.S. Hwy. 27, at the terminus of Cash Court, as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is County PUD (Planned Unit Development). Currently, the property is used as a water plant and the proposed use would continue the water plant use. The surrounding zoning designations are primarily Planned Unit Development districts.
Staff 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 adjacent property is developed residentially.
Also on the agenda for this meeting are the rezoning and the small scale comprehensive plan amendment of this property, which are recommended for approval by the Planning Commission.
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
A fiscal impact analysis for this site was not prepared because it does not fall into the guidelines approved by the City Commission. However, there would be a small fiscal impact from the required Stormwater Management Fee.
Department: Community Development
Prepared by: Laura McElhanon, AICP
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ORDINANCE NO. ______
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, ANNEXING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY ONE ACRE AND BEING GENERALLY LOCATED EAST OF US HWY 27, AT THE TERMINUS OF CASH COURT, LYING IN SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 20 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 3; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
Based upon the petition of the City of Leesburg, 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:
Parcel “A” Legal Description
FROM NE COR OF S 1/2 OF NW 1/4 RUN N 89DEG 54MIN
ALONG N LINE OF S 1/2 OF NW 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 1111.31 FT, S
54DEG 56MIN 59SEC W 94.80 FT FOR A POB, RUN S 35DEG 03MIN
01SEC E 210.0 FT, S 54DEG 56MIN 59SEC W 185.0 FT, S 35DEG
03MIN 01SEC E 12.33 FT TO A PT ON A CURVE CONCAVE SE'LY
HAVING A RADIUS OF 60 FT & A RADIAL BEARING OF N 53DEG 15MIN
54SEC W, S'LY ALONG ARC OF SAID CURVE THRU A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 28DEG 36MIN 30SEC AN ARC DISTANCE OF 29.96 FT, N 35DEG
03MIN 01SEC W 238.27 FT, N 54DEG 56MIN 59SEC E 210 FT TO POB
ORB 1084 PGS 2415-2417
ALTERNATE KEY: 3282744
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 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 _____________, 2006.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG