Commission Meeting Agenda Item
Consideration to Submit a letter to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Regarding Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan (Thad Carroll)
Staff Recommended Motion
Staff recommends approval to Submit a letter to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Regarding Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.
On March 10, 2020, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued a letter to the Town of Lady Lake as a reminder that our Evaluation and Appraisal Notification Letter is due on May 1, 2020.
The Town has been working with the planning consultant, Lassiter Transportation Group, since November of 2019 to conduct a review the Town’s Comprehensive Plan to determine if amendments are needed in order to maintain consistency with the latest statutory requirements and changes to local conditions in accordance with the Evaluation and Appraisal Review process as outlined by Section 163.3191 of the Florida Statutes.
Upon review of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, the Lassiter Transportation Group has determined that amendments are indeed necessary to comply with the Florida Statutes. A table has been provided noting the statutory changes that have been adopted since 2010, the last time that the Town of Lady Lake conducted an Evaluation and Appraisal Report of the Comprehensive Plan.
Also included within the packet is a letter which will be sent to the Department of Economic Opportunity pending a recommendation from the Town Commission to submit the letter. Once the letter is sent, the Town will have one year to prepare and submit the amendments to the DEO to comply with statutory requirements.
$750.00 for preparation of the letter to submit to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. $9,750.00 is the total contract amount for the entire scope of the Evaluation and Appraisal Review process as conducted by the Lassiter Transportation Group.
Source of Funding
General Fund - Budgeted Item