Commission Meeting Minutes
Draft Minutes of the October 4, 2021, 5:30 p.m., Local Planning Agency Meeting
The Local Planning Agency meeting was held in the Commission Chambers at Lady Lake Town Hall, 409 Fennell Blvd., Lady Lake, Florida with Chairperson Ruth Kussard presiding. The meeting convened at 5:30 p.m.
A. Call to Order
Chairperson and Member Ruth Kussard
B. Roll Call
Derek Schroth, Town Attorney; Bill Lawrence, Town Manager; Thad Carroll, Growth Management Director; C.T. Eagle, Public Works Director; Lori Sadler, Library Director; Wendy Then, Senior Planner; Becky Schneider, Development Coordinator; and Nancy Wilson, Deputy Town Clerk
C. New Business
1. Minutes — September 8, 2021 — Local Planning Agency Meeting
Chairperson Kussard asked if there were any questions or comments from the members regarding the minutes. Hearing none, she asked for a motion.
Member Rietz motioned to approve the minutes of the September 8, 2021 Local Planning Agency meeting. Member Holden seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 4 to 0.
2. Ordinance 2021-13 — Amending the Town’s Future Land Use Comprehensive Plan; Incorporating a Property Rights Element (Thad Carroll)Growth Management Director Thad Carroll presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office)
Mr. Carroll stated that earlier this year, Florida House Bill 59 was signed by the Governor. It includes a requirement for all local governments to adopt a property rights element in their comprehensive plan. It mandates that the next initiated amendment to the comprehensive plan must address the property rights element requirement. This means that any new real estate development that requires a comprehensive plan amendment cannot proceed until the local government adopts the property rights element into its comprehensive plan.
Chairperson Kussard asked if anyone had any questions or comments regarding this ordinance.
With no further questions, Chairperson Kussard asked for a motion.
Member Holden made a motion to recommend approval of Ordinance 2021-13. Member Rietz seconded the motion. The motion passed by a roll call vote of 4 to 0.
3. Ordinance 2021-14 — Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment – Green Leaf Development, LLC — Change the Future Land Use Designation from Lady Lake Other Institutional Facilities (OIF) to Lady Lake Commercial General – Retail Sales and Services (RET); for Property Owned by R.K. Dunn, LLC; being Approximately 16.32 Acres; Referenced by Alternate Key Numbers 2700297 and 2808683, within Lake County, FL (Thad Carroll)
Growth Management Director Thad Carroll presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office). He stated the applicant is present if there are any questions.
The Town Commission is scheduled to consider first reading of Ordinance 2021-14 following this meeting at 6 p.m.
Chairperson Kussard asked if anyone had any questions or comments regarding this ordinance. Hearing none, Chairperson Kussard asked for a motion.
Member Holden made a motion to recommend approval of Ordinance 2021-14. Member Rietz seconded the motion. The motion passed by a roll call vote of 4 to 0.
D. Public Comment
Mayor Kussard asked if there were any comments from the audience.
Ed Freeman of 147 Evergreen stated he sees signs around Town saying, “your penny at work”; they need to be replaced.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:47 p.m.
Nancy Slaton, Town Clerk
Jim Rietz, Chairperson
Minutes transcribed by Nancy Wilson, Deputy Town Clerk