March 21, 1985

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met in special session on Thursday, March 21, 1985, at 9:00 a.m., in the County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Lake County Courthouse, Tavares, Florida.  Commissioners present at the meeting were:  Glenn C. Burhans, Chairman; C. A. “Lex” Deems; Claude E. Smoak, Jr.; James R. Carson, Jr.; and Thomas J. Windram.  Others present were:  Christopher C. Ford, County Attorney; Michael C. Willett, County Administrator; and Mary C. Grover, Secretary.


PUBLIC HEARING #18-85-2  A to pud  Harry K. Kim

Commr. Smoak informed the Board that a meeting had been held with the Town of Howey-in-the-Hills in regards to the rezoning request and he introduced Mr. Paul Hanna, representing the petitioner, to present the recommendation of the Town.

Mr. Hanna informed the Board that the Town of Howey-in-the-Hills supports the project.  He stated that future annexation of the development was discussed at the meeting.  He further stated that he could not make a commitment for the homeowners in the development in that they would agree to be annexed into the Town in the future.  He stated that he has agreed to give a 200 ft. easement for annexation past the project.  He further agreed to have the 200 ft. easement recorded on the plat.

No one present in the audience wished to object to the proposed rezoning.

Commr. Smoak stated that there was discussion at the meeting pertaining to the effect of growth on the boundaries of city limits, particularly in regards to water systems.  He stated that Mr. Hanna had indicated to him that the development would have the capability in their engineering plans to expand their water system.

Discussion occurred regarding annexation.  Commr. Windram stated that the State Legislature is constantly revising laws on annexation.  He further stated that he felt the Board should be consistent and possibly a policy be written in regards to these types of situations.  Mr. Willett, County Administrator, stated that he had been discussing this problem with Mr. Dan Kotulla, Director of Planning.

Mr. Hanna pointed out that the 200 ft. easement would not affect any of the property owners’ property lines; he stated that the easement line is owned by the developers.

On a motion by Commr. Smoak, seconded by Commr. Windram and carried unanimously, the Board upheld the recommendation of the Planning Commission and approved rezoning from A (Agriculture) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), and approved the developers indication of the dedication of 200 feet for future right-of-way access for future annexation by the Town of Howey-in-the-Hills.

There being no further business to be brought to the attention of the Board, the meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m.



Glenn c. burhans, chairman