CLERMONT — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the Clermont City Council will be holding a joint meeting on Monday, March 29, beginning at 6 p.m. at Cooper Memorial Library, located at 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont.
The Lake County Commission requested the public meeting to discuss a request by the City of Clermont to expand the area of a Joint Planning Agreement (JPA) that the two local governments agreed upon in 2003. The City of Clermont is seeking to add about 9 square miles, located south of Schofield Road, to the JPA.
A JPA is an agreement between two jurisdictions on how a specific area will grow and how the review of the growth will be conducted. Terms of the agreement are provided for in Section 163.3171 of the Florida Statutes, but typically a JPA helps address cross-jurisdictional impacts on infrastructure, land use, capital improvements, development timing and other related issues of regional concern between a municipality and a County.
According to Lake County’s and Clermont’s JPA, “the City and County have determined that identifying the Joint Planning Area and insuring that such area if developed will be designed in a way which shall support planning for adequate services, school and recreation planning, intergovernmental coordination, the economical provision of services and utilization of existing infrastructure while minimizing the fiscal impacts on the current and future residents of City and County.”
Public comments will be taken during the joint meeting. For more information about Lake County Commission meetings, call (352) 343-9888 or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov.