For immediate release - Feb. 15, 2005
TAVARES — A canceled public meeting planned for last week at Spring Creek Elementary School has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
At the past three public meetings, in Leesburg, Astatula and Clermont, more than 320 citizens attended to voice their opinion on how Lake County should develop 20 years from now. The largest gathering came Feb. 11 at Lost Lake Elementary School in Clermont when 170 residents from South Lake County attended the meeting. The public meeting tour continues tonight, Feb. 15, at Eustis Heights Elementary School.
Required by law, a comprehensive plan is the foundation for local planning as it acts as an outline of the community's vision and priorities.
The task of drafting a new Lake County comprehensive plan will be a partnership between citizens, municipalities, county government and other local and regional entities. Upon completion, the new plan titled “Planning Horizon 2025” will provide flexible guidelines for policymakers, land managers and land users about how to conserve, rehabilitate or develop an area.
Planning Horizon 2025 will stipulate the ultimate goals of efficient transportation, adequate employment, affordable housing, needed capital improvements and access to clean air, water and open space for the next 20 years.
For more information, log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/2025, call (352) 343-9632 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The remaining three public meetings are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and are as follows:
- Tuesday, Feb. 15 — Eustis Heights Elementary School, 310 W. Taylor Ave., Eustis (For residents in the Umatilla, Tavares, Eustis, Mount Dora, Mt. Plymouth and Sorrento areas)
- Thursday, Feb. 17 — Fruitland Park Elementary School, 304 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park (For residents in the Emeralda Marsh, Lady Lake and Fruitland Park areas)
- Tuesday, March 1 — Spring Creek Elementary School, 4440 Spring Creek Road, Paisley (For residents in the Ocala National Forest and Wekiva River Protection areas)
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445