The Ocoee City Commission will do a second reading and listen to public opinion regarding the possible annexation and rezoning of two parcels of land for the proposed West Orange Medical Center during its meeting Tuesday, April 21.
A continuation from the Commission’s meeting back on March 17th, the proposed professional office complex would consist of three buildings with a total square footage of 14,646, and would be located at 3442 and 3462 Old Winter Garden Road. Overall the land is 1.21 acres in size.
The subject property is bordered by the City of Ocoee to the north and east, while being bordered by Orange County to the south and west. Meanwhile, the property also benefits from Ocoee Fire Rescue services via a joint “First Responder” agreement with Orange County, and benefits from the City’s water service.
The first action will be for the Commission to annex the property, and once that is done it will receive rezoning as a “PUD-COMM” (Planned Unity Development - Commercial). At the moment both parcels are zoned “Orange County” A-1 (rural/agriculture).
FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 BUDGET AMENDMENT
Back on Sept. 25, 2019, the City Commission adopted an annual operating budget of $52,476,498 for the city, but following the adoption staff identified the need for additional appropriations in the general fund, sanitation fund and wastewater fund.
A few of the costs includes the need for funding for new vehicles for the Ocoee Police Department, funding for public works to cover unanticipated costs in repairing and/or replacing HVAC systems at multiple City facilities and additional appropriation for the road impact fee fund to begin construction on the intersection of Fullers Cross and Ocoee Apopka Rd.
Given the concerns, the staff is recommending that the Commission approve additional funding for the general fund of $805,552, the police impact fee of $72,528, the sanitation fund of $500,000, the road impact fee fund of $1.4 million, the wastewater fund of $1.5 million and an increase in general fund franchise fee revenue of $258,000.