AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

MEETING DATE:   June 25, 2007 

 

From:                          Laura McElhanon, AICP, Community Development Director

 

Subject:                      Resolution for an Annexation Agreement with George Scales, Registered Agent, Bar-Key Groves, Inc.

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the proposed annexation agreement with George Scales, Registered Agent, Bar-Key Groves, Inc.

 

Analysis:

As a result of the proposed annexation of approximately 723 acres of land into the City, an Annexation Agreement has been prepared to address the overall concepts of the development. This Agreement provides:

 

      However, the developer shall be required to rezone the property to a Planned Development            District prior to development.

 

 

Options:        

1.         Approve the requested annexation agreement.

2.         Disapprove the proposed annexation agreement.

 

Fiscal Impact

There is no fiscal impact as a result of this action.

 

Submission Date and Time:    8/24/07 5:26 PM____

Department:  Community Development

Prepared by:   Bill Wiley, AICP

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RESOLUTION NO.                       

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LEESBURG AND George Scales, Registered Agent, Bar-Key Groves, Inc.; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

THAT the Mayor and City Clerk of the City of Leesburg are hereby authorized and directed to execute the Annexation Agreement between George Scales, Registered Agent, Bar-Key Groves, Inc. and the City of Leesburg, Florida, in the form attached as Exhibit “A” to this resolution.

That this Resolution shall be effective immediately.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a

regular meeting held the 27th day of  August 2007.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

                                                                                    Mayor

ATTEST:                                                                   

 

 

 

______________________________

City Clerk


EXHIBIT A

 

 

THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY & RETURN TO:

Fred A. Morrison

McLin & Burnsed P.A.

Post Office Box 491357

Leesburg, Florida 34749-1357

 

 

Text Box: Annexation Agreement

 

 

(Bar-Key Groves, Inc.)

 

                                                                                                                      RESERVED FOR RECORDING

 

 

          THIS AGREEMENT entered into as of the                   day of                                 ,2007, between THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, P.O. Box 490630, Leesburg, Florida 34749-0630, hereafter referred to as the “City,” and George Scales, Registered Agent, Bar-Key Groves, Inc. whose address is 16600 South Highway 25, Box 157, Weirsdale, FL 32195-0157 hereafter referred to as the “Developer,”

 

WITNESSETH:

 

            That Developer owns the real property legally described on Exhibit “B” attached, and has applied to annex that property (hereafter referred to as the “Property”) into the City. The parties have entered into this Agreement to set forth certain understandings between them regarding how the Property is to be developed, and which party will be responsible for various expenses connected to the use and development of the Property, if it is annexed into the City and subsequently developed.

 

            NOW THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the mutual covenants and promises contained herein, and of the consideration being given by the City to annexation of the Property into its municipal limits, as well as other good and valuable considerations, receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the parties do hereby agree as set forth below:

 

            1.         Developer has requested that the Property be annexed into the City and that it be given a zoning classification of City RE-1 (Estate Residential). However, whether or not such request is granted, prior to actual development the then-owner and prospective developer shall file a fully complete application with all fees, to rezone the property to a Planned Development District, and no permits shall be issued for construction of any improvements on the property until such application has been filed and has been considered and either approved or rejected by the Planning Commission, and if appropriate, the City Commission.

 

            2.         The total land area of the Property is approximately 723 acres and the general location of the property is generally situated east of US 27 and north of the Turnpike.

 

            3.         All wetlands on the project site shall be identified and the location and extent of each wetland shall be determined by St. Johns River Water Management District and/or U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.  Each wetland shall be placed on a suitable map, signed and sealed by a surveyor registered to practice in Florida and shall be submitted as part of the preliminary plat application.

 

                    4.                           Buildings or structures shall be a minimum of 50 feet from any wetland jurisdiction boundary.

 

 5.          If wetland alteration is permitted by St. Johns River Water Management District, wetland mitigation shall be required in accordance with permit approvals from St. Johns River Water Management District.

 

      6.        A wildlife/historical/archaeological management plan for the project site, if applicable, shall be prepared based on the results of the environmental permit approvals obtained from applicable governmental agencies. The management plan shall be submitted to the City as part of the preliminary plan application.  The Permittee shall designate a responsible legal entity that shall implement and maintain the management plan. 

 

      7.        To the extent practical, wetlands shall be placed in a conservation easement, which shall run in favor of, and be enforceable by, St. Johns River Water Management District or another legal entity such as a homeowners association. The conservation easement shall require that the wetlands be maintained in their natural and unaltered state.  Wetlands shall not be included as a part of any platted lot, other than a lot platted as a common area, which shall be dedicated to St. Johns River Water Management District or another legal entity such as a homeowners association for ownership and maintenance.

 

            8.         Developer shall bear all responsibility, financial and otherwise, for the construction and installation of the following utility infrastructure and other improvements related to the use and development of the Property, all of which shall be constructed to the applicable specifications imposed by the ordinances and regulations of the City in effect at the time of construction. Developer shall dedicate on the plat, or otherwise grant to the City, free of liens or encumbrances other than those which are duly subordinated, easements for water, reuse water, and sewer lines and all other utilities mentioned herein, and shall upon approval of the lines by the City, convey title to all utility lines and related infrastructure (such as, but not limited to lift stations) to the City by deed, bill of sale or other appropriate document. The City shall not be obligated to accept for maintenance any utility lines, roads or other items constructed by the Developer which do not meet the specifications and requirements pertaining thereto as set forth in applicable laws, rules and regulations in effect at the time of construction.

A.                 All interior roads, together with such turning lanes, acceleration and deceleration lanes, traffic signals, signs, striping, and other road improvements, on site or off site, as are necessary to the efficient handling of the traffic to be generated by the proposed development of the Property, and to meet the concurrency requirements imposed by law. Roads and other public thoroughfares within the Property shall be dedicated to the public on the plat or in some other manner, unless Developer desires and intends that the roads remain private, in which case the plat, recorded restrictions or other appropriate documents shall contain notice to all purchasers of land within the Development that they, and not the City, will be responsible for maintenance of the roads.

B.                 All supply lines for potable water service to each residential, commercial or industrial unit constructed on the Property. This shall include the responsibility to construct such off site lines as are necessary to hook the Property onto the City’s potable water system at the nearest location where there is a supply line of sufficient size to serve the needs of the proposed development.

C.                 Separate water supply lines to carry treated wastewater (“Reuse Water”) to be utilized for irrigation and other purposes for which the use of Reuse Water is approved by applicable laws, rules and regulations. This shall include the responsibility to construct such off site lines as are necessary to hook the Property onto the City’s reuse water system at the nearest location where there is a supply line of sufficient size to serve the needs of the proposed development.

D.                Natural gas lines to supply each structure constructed on the Property with natural gas. This shall include the responsibility to construct such off site lines as are necessary to hook the Property onto the City’s natural gas supply system at the nearest location where there is a supply line of sufficient size to serve the needs of the proposed development. Developer shall be responsible for the installation of a natural gas water heater and natural gas furnace in eighty percent (80%) of all homes in the development.

E.                 Wastewater lines and any necessary lift stations to convey wastewater from each structure on the Property to the City’s wastewater treatment system. This shall include the responsibility to construct such off site lines as are necessary to hook the Property onto the City’s wastewater treatment system at the nearest location where there is a collection line of sufficient size to serve the needs of the proposed development.

F.                  Electrical transmission lines shall be placed underground to serve each structure on the Property. If the Property is not within the City’s electrical service area, the requirement to convey the electrical supply lines to the City shall not apply, however Developer shall still be required to dedicate easements sufficient in size and location for the placement, maintenance, repair, upgrade and improvement of the electrical supply system by the utility in whose service area the Property is located.

G.                Fiber optic cables to serve each structure constructed on the Property with data and other services capable of transmission over such lines. Provided, however, this requirement is only applicable if the City’s fiber optic cable system is available adjacent to the Property at the time of construction/improvement plan approval by the City.

H.                If in its discretion the City desires to have any of the foregoing utility lines oversized for any reason, such as but not limited to serving future development, it may require Developer to install the oversized lines but the City shall pay the difference in cost between the lines which would have been adequate to serve the Property, and the cost of the oversized lines required by the City.

9.         At the time of building permit approval, or other time as specified by City or Lake County ordinance, Developer shall pay all applicable impact fees, connection charges, or other legally adopted fees and costs required by the City or Lake County.

10.       Nothing in this Annexation Agreement shall be construed to exempt the Developer or the Property from any requirements imposed by the City code or other applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding any permits or approvals necessary for the anticipated development of the Property, including but not limited to, platting, building permits, zoning or conditional use permits or amendments to the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan as required for the uses to which Developer proposes to put the Property, site plan approvals, or other permitting requirements imposed by local, state or federal government, or any agency thereof.

11.       Developer understands and acknowledges that by entering into this Annexation Agreement, the City is not committing to approve any aspect of the proposed development of the Property, or to do any other act which requires public hearings or approval by the City Commission or other agency or body of the City such as the Planning Commission. All decisions regarding zoning, land use, permitting, and other such approvals, must be made by the body having jurisdiction over such decision under applicable law, and in accordance with all public hearing and participation requirements now or hereafter in effect. This Annexation Agreement shall not be effective, nor shall it be binding on either party, until such time as the Property has been duly annexed into the municipal limits of the City in accordance with all applicable requirements including notice to surrounding property owners and public hearings which are in accordance with Florida Statutes, and the City’s Code of Ordinances. The City does not, by negotiation of this Annexation Agreement with the Developer, intend to commit itself to annex the Property, and shall not be obligated to do so. However, if the City denies Developer’s petition to annex the Property into its municipal limits, this Annexation Agreement shall become void and of no force or effect once the decision of the City Commission to deny the petition to annex has become final and is no longer subject to appeal.

12.       Venue for any action or proceeding arising under this Annexation Agreement shall be in Lake County, Florida. This Annexation Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Florida. In the event of any litigation arising under this Annexation Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its reasonable court costs and attorneys’ fees at both the trial and appellate levels, in addition to any other relief obtained.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused their duly authorized officers to set their hands and seals to this Annexation Agreement.

WITNESSES:                                                                        DEVELOPER:

 

                                                                                    BY:                                                                 

                                                                                                George Scales, Registered Agent

                                                                                                Bar-Key Groves, Inc.

                                                                                           

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STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF LAKE

 

BEFORE ME, the undersigned Notary Public, George Scales, Registered Agent,. Bar-Key Groves, Inc., personally appeared before me and acknowledged on the            ______ day of                                                 , 2007, that he executed the foregoing instrument in said capacity. He is {CHECK ONE}  personally known to me, or else who  produced                                                                 as identification.

 

                                                                                                                                                           

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THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA

 

                                                                                    BY:                                                                 

                                                                                                MAYOR

Attest:                                                                        

            CITY CLERK

 

 

 

Approved as to form and content:

 

                                                                       

CITY ATTORNEY

 

 

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF LAKE

 

            BEFORE ME, the undersigned Notary Public, personally appeared                                                                          , as Mayor, and _________________________________, as City Clerk, who appeared personally before me and acknowledged on the         day of                                                 , 2007, that they executed the foregoing instrument on behalf of the CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, and who were either {CHECK ONE}  personally known to me, or else who  produced                                                                                                                                               as identification.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

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EXHIBIT B

 

Legal Description

 

 

CASE #:118-1-090706                                                                                                     

 

That part of Government Lot 4 in Section 6, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, Lake County, Florida, bounded and described as follows: From the Northwest corner of said Section 6, run Southerly along the West line of said Section 6 a distance of 1,763.2 feet to a concrete monument, being the point of beginning of this description.  From said point of beginning, run South 89°48'41" East 940 feet to a concrete monument; thence South 0°33'47" West 526.8 feet to a concrete monument; continue thence in the same direction to the South line of said Government Lot 4; thence Westerly along said South line to the Southwest corner of said Government Lot 4; thence Northwesterly along the West line of said Section 6 to the point of beginning.

 

AND

 

The North ½ of Government Lot 4; and NW 1/4 of SW 1/4; and North 418.45 feet to the SW 1/4 of SW 1/4; all in Section 5, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, Lake County, Florida.

 

The East ½ of Section 6, Less: That portion of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 that lies East and South of a straight line drawn form NW corner of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 7, to a point on the East boundary of Section 6, that is 901.55 feet North of the SE corner of Section 6;

 

The East 660 feet of the NW 1/4 (also known as Government Lots 3 and 4) and the East 845.8 feet to the West 1785.8 feet of the South 805 feet of Government Lot 4; and all of Government Lot 6, East of U.S. Highway 27, State Road No. 25, and all of Government Lot 5; LESS: A portion beginning 2682.65 feet North of S. W. corner of Section 6, run East to the waters edge of “Fish Hook Lake” thence Southerly, Southeasterly and Southwesterly along waters edge of said Lake to intersect the West Boundary of said Section 6, thence North to P.O.B.  Also Less: Begin 660 feet West of N. E. corner of Government Lot 5, run South to highwater mark of “Fish Hook Lake” also known as “Lake Lucile”, run West 250.49 feet, begin again at P.O.B. and run West to said Lake, said point being approximately 250.4 feet West of the P.O.B., then run South into said Lake to intersect North boundary all in Section 6, Township 21 South Range 25 East, Lake County, Florida;

 

The SW 1/4 of NE 1/4, LESS: The South 600 feet; the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 ; and that portion of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 lying and being North and West of a straight line drawn from the N. W. corner of the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 7, to a point on the East boundary of Section 6, 901.55 feet North of the S. E. corner of Section 6, and the N. E. corner of Section 7, all in Section 7, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, Lake County, Florida;

 

AND: The E ½ of Government Lot 2, Section 7, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, the same being the SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 7, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, LESS: Begin on the South line of the NW 1/4, Section 7, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, at a point South 89°26'11" West a distance of 911.10 feet from the center of Section 7, run thence South 89°26'11" West along said South line a distance of 314.88 feet to a point, said point being the Southwest corner of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4, said Section 7, thence North 0°53'06" West along the West line of Said SE 1/4 of NW 1/4, a distance of 177.61 feet to a point, thence South 61°12'55" East a distance of 362.38 feet to the point of beginning.

 

ALSO: All interest in easement described in that certain easement conveyed to Florida State Turnpike Authority for right of way purposes on the 26th day of October, 1962, as shown by easement recorded in O. R. Book 221, page 303, Public Records of Lake County, Florida.

 

Alternate Key Numbers: 121059, 1780951 and 1302226