TAVARES — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners accepted during a workshop on Tuesday a fiscal impact analysis for the proposed Lake County Comprehensive Plan, titled Planning Horizon 2030.
During the comprehensive planning period from 2007-2030, the fiscal analysis concluded there will be about $1.399 billion in projected revenues and $1.391 billion in projected expenditures. The analysis, which was prepared by consultant WilsonMiller, also deduces that there will be an estimated $423 million in capital facilities revenue for land acquisition, facility development and maintenance. This compares with an estimated capital facilities projection of $266 million.
“I’m pleased with the thoroughness and results from the fiscal analysis,” said County Commissioner Elaine Renick. “There were a lot of concerns that the proposed comprehensive plan would not be financially feasible. I was pleased to hear the consultant say that the plan is not only feasible, but one of the better plans that he had seen.”
The Board of County Commissioners will continue the process of reviewing the proposed comprehensive plan at workshops scheduled for Nov. 2, 5 and 9 at 6 p.m. at different locations throughout the County. After reviewing the plan through its series of workshops, the Board of County Commissioners will transmit the comprehensive plan to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for review and comments.
For more information about Planning Horizon 2030, call the Lake County Department of Growth Management at (352) 343-9647 or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/2030. The entire Fiscal Impact Analysis for Lake County planning Horizon 2030 is available online at www.lakecountyfl.gov/pdfs/Board_Agendas/092209_com_plan_wksp_summary.pdf.