The Planning staff and Planning Commission recommend approval of the request to vacate a 15-foot and a 20-foot right-of-way in the City of Leesburg. (See attached Planning Commission recommendation and attached legal).
The vacation of these rights-of-way is requested by the adjacent property owner. The area to be vacated is not currently used for public access, is not needed for future access and is undeveloped. It is creating a cloud on the title of the property and should be vacated to allow development of the property adjacent to an office/industrial park development. No properties are impacted by this request since the applicant owns all the surrounding property. All required utility easements are provided by the applicant in other areas of the development where necessary.
1. Approve the request to vacate these rights-of-way in the City of Leesburg.
2. Other action the Commission may deem appropriate.
No fiscal impact is anticipated as a result of the vacation of these rights-of-way.
Department: Community Development___
Prepared by: _Bill Wiley, AICP
Attachments: Yes____ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required ______
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager __________RS_________
Account No. _________________
Project No. ___________________
WF No. ______________________
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, VACATING CERTAIN RESERVATIONS OF 15 FEET AND 20 FEET FOR PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY (24.18 ACRES) AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 525, PAGES 689, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED NORTH OF TALLEY ROAD, SOUTH OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD, WEST OF THOMAS AVENUE, LYING IN SECTION 15, 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 referenced reservations for public rights-of-way, legally described below, are hereby closed, vacated, abandoned and relinquished, as public rights-of-way and all rights of the public in and to said rights-of-way are vacated and abandoned:
(See attached legal Exhibit A)
Lake County Parcel ID’s: 15-19-24-000200002203 and 15-19-24-000200002000
The intent of this vacation is to nullify the right of the public to the use of the rights-of-way, 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 ______ day of ______________, 2006.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA