Commission Meeting Minutes

Special Commission Meeting Minutes of the April 20, 2020 5:45 p.m.

The special meeting of the Lady Lake Town Commission was held in the Commission Chambers at Lady Lake Town Hall, 409 Fennell Blvd., Lady Lake, Florida via teleconference with Mayor Jim Richards presiding. The meeting convened at 5:45 p.m.

A. Call to Order

Mayor Jim Richards

B. Roll Call

Commissioner (Ward) Present
Hannan (Four) YES
Kussard (One) YES
Holden (Two) YES
Vincent (Three) YES
Richards (Five) YES


Kris Kollgaard, Town Manager; Derek Schroth, Town Attorney; John Pearl, I.T. Director; Thad Carroll, Growth Management Director; C.T. Eagle, Public Works Director; Mike Burske, Parks and Recreation Director; Pam Winegardner, Finance Director; Maureen Gochee, Human Resource Director; Marsha Brinson, Library Director; Deputy Chief Jason Brough, Lady Lake Police Department; Carol Osborne, Staff Assistant; and Nancy Slaton, Deputy Town Clerk

C. Public Comment

Mayor Richards asked if anyone had any comments. There were no comments.

D. New Business

1. Conceptual Presentation of the Hammock Oaks Mixed Use Development for the submittal of Annexation, Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment and Rezoning Applications — Located at the Southeast corner of County Road 466 and Cherry Lake Road and Currently Located in Unincorporated Lake County (Thad Carroll)

Growth Management Director Thad Carroll presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office). He explained that the application approval expired after 180 days and now, three years later, the developer is bringing this project back before the Commissioners prior to re-submitting the applications. He stated the applicants are available to answer any questions.

Mayor Richards asked the Commissioners if they any questions.

Commissioner Kussard stated the first reading for the zoning was initially tabled in 2016. She questioned the single and multi-family homes proposed and whether they would be one level near the neighboring subdivision to the east. She stated this new proposal shows multi-level homes near the area which may impact the privacy of the residents of Spring Arbor. She also mentioned the traffic study is outdated.

Commissioner Holden stated he agreed with Commissioner Kussard’s comments.

Mr. Carroll stated there were comments from a concerned resident from Via San Paola in the past and those concerns were addressed. He stated there have been changes to the pods and this will come back before the Commission at site plan for public hearing and the developer should take the Commissioners’ comments into consideration. He stated the traffic study will be updated.

Mayor Richards stated he also noted a lot of multi-family residences and he stated he is not in favor of it as it does not fit the area.

Commissioner Kussard asked if multi-family means apartments or townhomes.

Marie Boyle, representing the applicant, replied that they are willing to reconfigure this consistent with comments made today. She stated they were thinking of a combination of single family and townhomes with apartments included as well for multi-family as there appears to be a need in this area.

E. Adjourn

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:58 p.m.


Kristen Kollgaard, Town Clerk


Jim Richards, Mayor

Minutes transcribed by Carol Osborne, Staff Assistant to Town Clerk