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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Notice of Planning Commission Public Hearing Comp Plan Consistency LDR - Ordinance ORD2020-10

City of Dunnellon

Notice of Planning Commission Public Hearing Comprehensive Plan Consistency Land Development Regulations Ordinance #ORD2020-10.

An Ordinance of the City Of Dunnellon, Florida,  Amending The Code Of Ordinances, Appendix "A" Of The Land Development Regulation, Section 7.1, "Table Of Permitted Uses" To Include Solar Farms In Service And Public Uses; Amending Section 7.2, "District Use Definitions" To Create A Definition For "Solar Farm"; Amending Section 8.16, "Agricultural (A-1) To Include Solar Farms; Amending Section 8.17, "Public (P)" To Include Solar Farm; Amending Section 9.1, "Special Exceptions" To Add Condition Of Approval For Solar Farms; Providing For Severability, Codification, Conflicts, And An Effective Date.

The City of Dunnellon Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for review of comprehensive plan consistency and recommendation to the City Council regarding adoption of Ordinance #ORD2020-10 amending the Code of Ordinances, Appendix "A" of the Land Development Regulation, Section 7.1, "Table of Permitted Uses" to include solar farms in service and public uses; amending Section 7.2, "district use definitions" to create a definition for "solar farm"; amending Section 8.16, "agricultural (a-1) to include solar farms; amending Section 8.17, "Public (P)" to include solar farm; amending Section 9.1, "special exceptions" to add condition of approval for solar farms. The public hearing will be conducted in person and utilizing Communications Media Technology (CMT) via the Zoom platform audio only, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The application, filed under application number PZ20200073 submitted by the City of Dunnellon, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed at City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL, 34431, or electronically upon request. For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.

To access and/or participate in the City Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. held utilizing CMT via the Zoom platform you have the following options:

    • Listen to the meeting online and provide public comment during the meeting via Zoom Platform:

Those requesting to speak during the virtual meeting, please complete the "Request to Speak Form" on the City's website prior to the start of the meeting.  You must fill out all required information for the form to be submitted.  If you do not register and decide that you want to speak during the meeting, you will have the option in the Zoom Webinar to use the "raise your hand" feature and be recognized at the direction of the Chair. Zoom meeting instructions for the public participants are available on the City's website.

If you are using a tablet or smartphone, download Zoom from the device's app store. For the October 20, 2020 meeting, please use the meeting web address to attend and listen to the meeting by computer, tablet or smartphone.  The password to enter the meeting is 34431. Those who pre-registered to speak will be called upon.  If you have not registered to speak, please use the "raise your hand" feature in the Zoom Webinar.

   • Access audio of the Zoom meeting via phone

You may access the audio from your phone by dialing 1-312-626-6799. When the Meeting ID is requested, enter 951 5554 6584 followed by # key.  When asked for a participant ID, press # key.  If you would like to speak during the public comment portions of the agenda, please press *9 on your phone to activate the "raise your hand" feature of Zoom.

    • Watch the meeting online via YouTube:

You may access the meeting by visiting the City's

YouTube Channel

Provide public comment prior to the meeting:

You may provide written comments, evidence, and/or written testimony by emailing the Community Development no later than October 20, 2020 at 12:00 Noon at or by regular mail at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431.  Provide your full name and address.  If requested, written comments will be read into the record at the appropriate time.

 For additional information or assistance please contact the following prior to the meeting:

1. For public comment questions: Mandy Roberts, City Clerk, or 352-465-8500
2. For questions on connecting to the meeting: Lonnie Smith, IT Manager, or 352-465-8500

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's Website:  September 23, 2020
Published in the Riverland News:  October 1, 2020

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