AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

MEETING DATE:   April 28, 2008

 

FROM:                       Bill Wiley, AICP, Interim Community Development Director

 

SUBJECT:                  Ordinance for annexation of 5th Generation Communities, Inc. (Renaissance Estates)

 

 

Staff Recommendation

The Planning staff recommends approval of the proposed annexation for 5th Generation Communities, Inc., (Renaissance Estates).

 

Analysis

The property owner submitted an application for annexation of approximately 90 acres of land generally located east of County Road 48 and north of Austin Merritt Road, as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is County A (Agriculture). Currently, the property is undeveloped and the proposed use is residential development.

 

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 is the rezoning case for this property, which was also recommended for approval by the Planning Commission. The large scale comprehensive plan amendment will be submitted later this year in accordance with state statute.

                                    

City water and wastewater utilities are not currently available in the area. The developer is responsible for all cost and construction to make the necessary extension and hook-ups to City utilities in accordance with City requirements. Police and fire services are presently provided in this general area and impacts on the provision of these services are estimated to be minimal.

 

Options:

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.

 

 

 

Fiscal Impact:

A fiscal impact analysis is attached, which indicates a positive overall impact over the next ten year period.

 

Submission Date and Time:    5/16/2008 11:26 AM____

 

Department: Community Development

Prepared by:  Dan Miller, AICP

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Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ___BW___

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. _______EFS_________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _________________

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________

 


ORDINANCE NO. ______

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, ANNEXING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 90 ACRES AND BEING GENERALLY LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 48 AND NORTH OF AUSTIN MERRIT ROAD, LYING IN SECTION 32, 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 (5th GENERATION COMMUNITIES INC., RENAISSANCE ESTATES).

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:

 

Section 1

 

Based upon the petition of 5TH Generation Communities Inc., for 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:

 

Legal Description

(See Exhibit A)

 

Alternate Key Numbers:   1035431, 1775256 and 1296960.

 

Section 2.   

 

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.

 

Section 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 __________________, 2008. 

 

THE CITY OF LEESBURG

 

By: ___________________________

            Mayor

ATTEST:

 

___________________________________

City Clerk

 


EXHIBIT A

Legal Description