Parks, Recreation, and Trees Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the March 10, 2021 5:30 p.m.
Parks, Recreation, and Trees Advisory Committee Meeting

The Parks, Recreation and Tree Board Advisory Committee meeting was held in the Town Hall Commission Chambers at 409 Fennell Blvd., Lady Lake, Florida. The meeting convened at 5:30 p.m.

A. Roll Call

Richard Jones, Member; Doris Turlo, Member; Chyrle Lowery, Member; and Betty Cantelmo, Chairperson/Member

Staff Present

Mike Burske, Parks and Recreation Director; Thad Carroll, Growth Management Director; Rebecca Higgins, Development Coordinator; and Carol Osborne, Staff Assistant to the Town Clerk

B. Public Comment

Chairperson Cantelmo asked if there were any public comments. There were no comments.

C. New Business

1.   Selection of Chairperson/Vice Chairperson

Member Lowery nominated member Jones to the position of Chairperson; Member Turlo seconded. Member Jones accepted the position.

Member Cantelmo nominated member Lowery to the position of Vice Chairperson; Member Lowery accepted the position.

2.   Approval of Minutes

Member Turlo made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2021 Parks, Recreation and Tree Advisory Committee meeting. Member Jones seconded the motion. The motion passed by an all-in favor vote of 4 to 0.

3.   Consideration of Two Landscaping Waiver Requests for Lady Lake Commons Outparcel “D” — New Major Site Plan MJSP 02/21-001 — A Proposal for a Multi-Tenant Building Offering 3,600 Square Feet of Retail Space and 2,339 Square Feet for a Bank Institution with Drive-Through Facilities; Located on a 1.68 Acre Outparcel within the Lady Lake Commons Plaza at the Southeast Corner of North Highway 27/441 and Fennell Blvd.; Identified by Alternate Key 3305451 (Thad Carroll)

Growth Management Director Thad Carroll presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office).

Member Cantelmo asked if the Hwy 27/441 widening project will affect this area.

Mr. Carroll stated there is ample right-of-way and the highway construction will not interfere with this project.

Member Lowery asked if the applicant could reduce the amount of canopy trees. She stated that there are some shopping plazas in town that do not maintain the landscaping regularly.

Mr. Carroll stated that the landscape architect has evaluated that site and recommends these plantings for their ability to mature.

Member Cantelmo asked how the money in the tree bank is utilized.

Mr. Burske advised that the money is used for the annual tree raffle, tree maintenance and tree plantings for the Town.

Member Lowery made a motion to forward to the Commission the recommendation of approval for the landscape waivers for a multi-tenant building located on a 1.68 acre outparcel with the Lady Lake Commons Plaza the Southeast corner North Highway 27/441 and Fennell Blvd. Member Jones seconded. The motion passed by an all-in favor vote of 4 to 0.

D. Chairperson and Members' Report

There were no comments from the Chairperson or the members of the Board.

Mr. Burske stated the museum rummage sale and craft fair is being held this coming Saturday, March 20th from 9 a.m. to noon, and the Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for March 27th from 10 a.m. to noon.

Mr. Burske reported that opening day for soccer and little league went well, and that the park project is currently under design.

E. Adjourn

With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 5:52 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

s/ Carol Osborne, Staff Assistant to the Town Clerk

s/ Dr. Richard Jones, Chairperson