The Planning staff recommends approval of the proposed annexation for the Woodrell property.
The property owner has submitted an application for annexation of approximately 24 acres of land generally located south of Park Holland Road, east of Picciola Road, as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is County R-6 (Urban Residential). Currently, the property is undeveloped and the proposed use would be residential. The surrounding zoning designations are to the east and west C-3 (Highway Commercial), to the north County R-6 (Urban Residential), and to the south County R-1 (Rural Residential).
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 and the adjacent property is larger than allowed by the State Statute to be annexed involuntarily.
Police and fire services are presently provided in this area and impacts on the provision of these services are estimated to be minimal.
The Annexation Agreement will require future rezoning to Planned Unit Development (PUD) by the developer, which will be consistent with the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan.
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
As indicated on the attached fiscal impact analysis, there will be a small negative impact in the first year ($-352). Beginning in the 2nd year, the City will begin to realize a positive impact from the collection of property taxes.
Department: Community Development
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ORDINANCE NO. ______
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, ANNEXING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 24 ACRES AND BEING GENERALLY LOCATED SOUTH OF PARK HOLLAND ROAD, EAST OF PICCIOLA ROAD, LYING IN SECTION 14, 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 (WOODRELL).
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
Based upon the petition of Frederick D. Woodrell, the trustee 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:
Commence at the Northwest corner of Government Lot 2, Section 14, Township 19 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, run East along the North line of said Government Lot 2, a distance of 1584 feet to a concrete monument to the Point of Beginning of this description; run thence South 400 feet; thence continue South 470 feet, more or less, to a one-half inch diameter iron rod, eighteen inches in length, with plastic survey cap marked D. Melvin LS 4033, the top of said iron being set at ground level; thence continue South to a point on the South line of said Government Lot 2; thence West along said South line to a point which is 755 feet East of the West line of said Government Lot 2; thence North 438 feet; thence East 399 feet to a point which is 1154 feet East of the West line of said Government Lot 2; thence North 882 feet to the North line of said Government Lot 2; thence East to the Point of Beginning.
ORB 2913 PG 542, Alt key #1772117
Commence at the Northwest corner of Government Lot 2, Section 14, Township 19 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, run East along the North line of said Government Lot 2, a distance of 1584 feet to a concrete monument; run thence South 400 feet to the Point of Beginning of this description; thence East 95 feet, more or less, parallel to the North line of said Government Lot 2, to a concrete monument (said concrete monument being at the Northwest corner of a tract of land conveyed to Milton Cowan Foard, M.D., and Beatriz Johnson Foard, his wife, by Walter C. Holland and Helen M. Holland, his wife, on May 22, 1964, recorded in Official Records Book 262, page 899, Public Records of Lake County, Florida; run thence South 00o18’30” West parallel with the West line of said Government Lot 2 a distance of 250 feet to a concrete monument; run thence East 40 feet to a concrete monument; run thence North 81o46’26” East, a distance of 393.99 feet to a concrete monument; run thence North 81o46’26” East (being the same course) to the waters of Lake Griffin; run thence Southerly along and with the waters of said Lake Griffin without regard to any artificial canals to a point on the South line of said Government Lot 2; run thence West along the South line of said Government Lot 2, to a point which is South of the Point of Beginning; run thence North to a one-half inch diameter iron rod, eighteen inches in length, with plastic survey cap marked D. Melvin LS 4033, the top of said iron being set at ground level and being 470 feet South of the said Point of Beginning; thence continue North 470 feet, more or less to the point of Beginning.
ORB 2913 PG 545, Alt key #3561872
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 __________________, 2007.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG