Commission Meeting Agenda Item
Resolution 2020-111 (First and Final Reading) — Lady Lake United Methodist Church Inc. — Special Permit Use- Pursuant to Chapter 17, Section 17-3.)e).4). — Requesting the Installation of a 12-Square-Foot Electronic Message Board/Marquee Sign on an existing Freestanding Sign Erected on Property Located at 115 West McClendon Street, Identified by Alternate Key Number 1131529
Staff Recommended Motion
Staff recommends approval of the first and final reading of Resolution 2020-111.
On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, applicant James Selock filed a Special Permit Use application requesting the installation of a 12-square-foot electronic message board/marquee sign on an existing freestanding sign on behalf of property owner, Lady Lake United Methodist Church, Inc., for a commercial site addressed as 115 West McClendon Street, identified by Alternate Key 1131529, within the town limits of the Town of Lady Lake, Florida. The Special Permit Use application is in accordance to the provisions of Chapter 17, Section 17-3).e).4). The proposed digital LED copy area will be approximately 12 square feet; which is allowed and will meet code.
The future land use and zoning designations of the adjacent properties are as follows:
Future Land Use
Subject Property: RF — Religious Facilities
North: ROW/ RET- Commercial General – Retail Sales and Services/ SF-LD – Single Family Low Density
West: ROW/ RET — Commercial General- Retail Sales and Services
East: ROW/ SF-LD – Single Family – Low Density
South: ROW/ RET — Commercial General- Retail Sales and Services/ RF — Religious Facilities/ SF-LD – Single Family – Low Density
Subject Property: PFD — Public Facilities District
North: ROW/ HC — Heavy Commercial/ LC – Light Commercial/ RS-6 - Single Family Medium Density – Up to 6 dwelling units per acre
West: ROW/ HC — Heavy Commercial
East: ROW/ RS-6 – Single Family Medium Density – Up to 6 dwelling units per acre
South: ROW/ HC — Heavy Commercial/ PFD – Public Facilities District/ LC – Light Commercial/ RS-6 - Single Family Medium Density – Up to 6 dwelling units per acre
The subject property lies in Section 21 Township 18 Range 24, Lady Lake Florida. The PFD zoning of the subject site allows for the installation of an electronic message board/marquee sign upon Town Commission approval; therefore, the requested permit is consistent with the directives of the Land Development Regulations and Comprehensive Plan.
Applications for Special Permit Use (SPU) must be made to the Town in accordance with the procedures established for Electronic Message Boards pursuant to Chapter 17, Section 17-3, (e). (4).
Chapter 17, Section 17-3, (e), (4) Review Criteria — When reviewing an application for a special permit use for electronic message boards, the Town Commission shall consider that the applicant must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Shall only be placed on approved freestanding signs.
- Maximum copy area shall not exceed fourteen square feet per each side.
- Flashing, scintillating, beacon or running lights or movement or which gives the visual impression of such flashing, scintillation, or movement shall not be allowed.
- Shall only display text. The text shall be amber-colored or similar lettering with black background.
All electronic message boards/marquee signs are required to incorporate dimming features and capabilities. These features will be reviewed concurrent with the permitting process.
A statement of adherence to the guidelines of the Electronic Message Board/Marquee Sign has been submitted indicating that the applicant will follow the standards outlined under the provisions of Town of Lady Lake Land Development Regulation, Chapter 17, Section 17-3). e).(4)., including dimming features and capabilities for the light-emitting diode (LED) sign.
Notices to inform the 20 surrounding property owners within 150 feet of the subject property of the proposed Special Permit Use were notified by mail on Monday, November 2, 2020. The property was also posted on Monday, November 2, 2020.
The members of the Technical Review Committee individually reviewed the application for Resolution 2020-111 and provided all comments by Monday, November 2, 2020, finding the application satisfactory to advance to the Town Commission.
The Planning and Zoning Board does not review Special Permit Use applications.
Draft Resloution 2020-111
A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF LADY LAKE, FLORIDA, WITH PROVISIONS PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 17, SECTION 17-3). e). 4). OF THE TOWN OF LADY LAKE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, GRANTING A SPECIAL PERMIT USE FOR AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE BOARD/MARQUEE SIGN ON AN EXISTING FREESTANDING SIGN ON PROPERTY OWNED BY LADY LAKE METHODIST CHURCH, INC., ADDRESSED AS 115 WEST MCCLENDON STREET (ALTERNATE KEY 1131529), WITHIN THE TOWN LIMITS OF LADY LAKE, FLORIDA.
WHEREAS, Lady Lake Methodist Church, Inc. is the owner of certain real property located in the Town of Lady Lake, Florida, more particularly described in Exhibit “A”; and
WHEREAS, the Applicant/Property Owner petitioned for a Special Permit Use under the provisions of Chapter 17, Section 17-3, e). 4). of the Town of Lady Lake Land Development Regulations, which states that any owner who desires the installation of an Electronic Message Board/Marquee Sign shall file an application for a Special Permit Use. Upon Town Commission approval, the Special Permit use will allow for the installation of an Electronic Message Board/Marquee Sign on an existing freestanding sign erected on property owned by Lady Lake Methodist Church, Inc, located at 115 West McClendon Street (Alternate Key 1131529), within the Town limits of Lady Lake, Florida; and
WHEREAS, the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake held a public hearing to consider the Special Permit Use request, and having heard evidence and testimony on said request, found it to be consistent with the Lady Lake Comprehensive Plan and requirements for the Special Permit Use set forth in the Land Development Regulations of the Town of Lady Lake.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake, Florida, hereby grants a Special Permit Use under the provisions of Chapter 17, Section 17-3, e). 4)., of the Town of Lady Lake Land Development Regulations, which states that any owner who desires the installation of an Electronic Message Board/Marquee Sign shall file an application for a Special Permit Use. The Special Permit Use will allow for the installation of an Electronic Message Board/Marquee Sign on an existing freestanding sign erected on property owned by Lady Lake Methodist Church, Inc, located at 115 West McClendon Street, within the Town limits of Lady Lake, Florida.
This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption by the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake.
RESOLVED this 16th day of November, 2020, in Lady Lake, Florida, by the Lady Lake Town Commission.
Town of Lady Lake, Florida
Ruth Kussard, Mayor Pro Tem
Nancy Slaton, Interim Town Clerk
Approved as to form:
Derek Schroth, Town Attorney
The undersigned landowner, by the execution hereof, agrees to comply with the conditions of the variance as established herein.
James Selock, Trustee Chair
EXHIBIT A — DESCRIPTION AND MAP
Parcel ID 21-18-24-0400-000-03500; Section 21 Township 18 South Range 24 East; LADY LAKE PG 8 PG 9 SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 18 SOUTH RANGE 24 EAST LOTS 35, 36, 37 AND THE SOUTHERLY 1/2 OF LOT 40, AND 41, AND VACATED HIGH AVENUE LYING BETWEEN LOTS 35 AND 36, AND THE SOUTHWESTERLY 1/2 OF VACATED HIGH AVENUE LYING NORTHEASTERLY OF LOT 41--LESS BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 41 RUN SOUTH 26-11-02 EAST 106.80 FEET, THEN NORTH 63-26-15 EAST 25 FEET, THEN NORTH 26-11-02 WEST 106.88 FEET, THEN SOUTH 63-14-49 WEST 25 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND LESS FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 20 TOWNSHIP 18 SOUTH RANGE 24 EAST, RUN NORTH 89-55-43 WEST 499.35 FEET ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE TO A POINT LYING ON THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD 500, THEN NORTH 25-44-24 WEST 154.75 FEET ALONG THE CENTERLINE, THEN NORTH 63-50-52 EAST 50 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 500 AND THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF MC CLENDON STREET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THEN CONTINUE NORTH 63-50-52 EAST 11.31 FEET ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF MC CLENDON STREET, THENCE RUN NORTH 24-28-34 WEST 76.62 FEET, THEN NORTH 25-44-24 WEST 238.30 FEET, THEN SOUTH 63-45-28 WEST 13 FEET TO A POINT LYING ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 500, THEN SOUTH 25-44-24 EAST 314.86 FEET ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 500 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING FOR ROAD RIGHT OF WAY-- ORB 1035 PG 1520 ORB 1297 PG 532 ORB 1859 PG 2252.