Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the April 12, 2021
Planning and Zoning Meeting

The Planning and Zoning Board 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. Call to Order

Chairperson Sigurdson

B. Pledge of Allegiance

C. Roll Call

Member Nora Choquette; Member Debra Pressley; Member Robert Nyce; Chairperson/Member William Sigurdson

Absent: Vice Chairperson/Member Regis LeClerc

STAFF PRESENT: Thad Carroll, Growth Management Director; Bill Lawrence, Town Manager; Becky Higgins, Development Coordinator; and Carol Osborne, Staff Assistant to the Town Clerk

OTHERS PRESENT: Sasha Garcia, Attorney, BRS Legal

D. Public Comment

Chairperson Sigurdson stated there is no one from the public present.

Chairperson Sigurdson announced that Member LeClerc has passed away and asked for a moment of silence.

E. New Business

1. Approval of Minutes

Member Nyce made a motion to approve the February 8, 2021 Planning and Zoning Board meeting minutes as presented. Member Choquette seconded the motion, and the motion passed by an all in favor vote of 4 to 0.

2. Ordinance 2021-04 — An Ordinance of the Town of Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida; Amending the Town of Lady Lake Comprehensive Plan to Maintain Consistency with 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 (Thad Carroll)

Growth Management Director Thad Carroll presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office). He stated that Mr. West of LTG Engineering and Planning is present.

Chairperson/Member Sigurdson stated that the amendments noted with strikeout lines are difficult to read. He suggested along with the strikeout feature to use a different color highlight.

Chairperson/Member Sigurdson asked if there were any comments from the Board.

Member Nyce confirmed with Mr. Carroll that these amendments are mandated due to statutory language changes.

Mr. Carroll stated that the Town’s Comprehensive Plan is written through the year 2030 and that updates are required every seven years. He stated that the substance of the Comprehensive Plan is not changing and that amendments are mainly date changes and updated name changes such as the Joint Planning Area (JPA) with The Villages and Lake County is now referenced as the Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement (ISBA).

Member Nyce asked for clarification as to this Board’s role for this document because the Commission has already authorized these amendments.

Mr. Carroll advised that this is a two-phase process. In 2020, various areas in the Comprehensive Plan were identified as needing updating and the consultant was hired to review those changes. The updates are then presented to the Commission as an ordinance for adoption. The Commission is aware of what needed to be updated but has not seen the updates yet. Your recommendation will be forwarded to the Commission.

Chairperson Sigurdson asked if there were any questions or comments. Hearing none, he asked for a vote.

Member Choquette made a motion to forward Ordinance 2021-04 to the Town Commission with the recommendation of approval. Member Pressley seconded the motion. The motion passed by the following roll call vote:

Member Vote
Pressley YES
Nyce YES
Choquette YES
Sigurdson YES


F. Chairperson and Members' Report

No report.

G. Adjourn

With nothing further to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 5:42 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

s/ Carol Osborne, Staff Assistant to the Town Clerk

s/ William Sigurdson, Chairperson