HB 699

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to the East Lake Tarpon Community,
3Pinellas County; providing requirements for the
4municipal annexation of the East Lake Tarpon
5Community; requiring a referendum of the electors
6within the community before such annexation; providing
7exceptions; describing the community boundaries;
8providing for expiration; providing an effective date.
10     WHEREAS, East Lake Tarpon is an area surrounded on three
11sides by a lake and the county lines of Pasco and Hillsborough
12Counties and is situated in the northeastern area of
13unincorporated Pinellas County, and
14     WHEREAS, East Lake Tarpon was developed as a predominantly
15residential community, with most of the residents residing
16within the deed-restricted communities of the East Lake Tarpon
17area, and
18     WHEREAS, the residents of East Lake Tarpon are developing a
19common vision of East Lake Tarpon's future as a family-oriented,
20residential scenic community where small businesses and
21commercial uses serve to complement and support area residents,
22and the community is working with Pinellas County to adopt an
23East Lake Tarpon Community Overlay within the Pinellas County
24Comprehensive Plan that reflects the community's vision, and
25     WHEREAS, the residents of the East Lake Tarpon Community
26pay ad valorem taxes to support and receive fire control
27services from the East Lake Tarpon Fire Control District, NOW,
30Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
32     Section 1.  Annexation of territory by municipalities;
33communitywide referendum required.-
34     (1)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a
35municipality within Pinellas County may not annex any
36unincorporated territory that is situated within the defined
37boundaries of the East Lake Tarpon Community on the effective
38date of this act unless the annexation of all of the territory
39within the boundaries of the East Lake Tarpon Community is
40approved by a majority vote of the electors of the East Lake
41Tarpon Community voting in a referendum called for that purpose.
42     (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), and pursuant to
43section 171.044, Florida Statutes, a property owner may apply
44for and be granted voluntarily annexation into a municipality
45after approval of such application.
46     Section 2.  Legal description; East Lake Tarpon Community.-
47All those lands situate, lying, and being within the herein
48described parcel:
50The East Lake Tarpon Community is described by the following:
52Begin at the Northeast Corner of Section 1, Township
5327 South, Range 16 East, Pinellas County, Florida;
54thence run south along the said East Section Line
55(Hillsborough/Pinellas County Line) to the East-West
56Half Section Line of Section 1, Township 28 South,
57Range 16 East; thence West along said Half Section
58Line to the Easterly right-of-way Line of Florida
59Power Corporation; thence South along said right-of-
60way Line to the East-West Half Section Line of Section
6112, Township 28 South, Range 16 East; thence East
62along said Half Section Line to the Northeast Corner
63of Florida Power Corporation Substation; thence South
64along the East Line of said Substation to the South
65Section Line of said Section 12; thence West along
66said South Section Line to the North-South Center
67Section Line of said Section 12; thence North along
68said Center Section Line to the South Right-of-way
69line of Florida Power Corporation; thence West along
70said right-of-way Line to the West Line of Section 11,
71Township 28 South, Range 16 East; thence North along
72said West Line to the North right-of-way Line of said
73Florida Power Corporation; thence East along said
74right-of-way Line to the East Line of the Northwest
751/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of said Section 12; thence
76North along said Easterly Line to the East-West
77Centerline of said Section 12, thence East along said
78Centerline to the West Line of the East 1/2 of the
79East 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of said Section 12;
80thence North along said line to the North Section Line
81of said Section 12; thence East along said line to the
82North-South Centerline of Section 1, Township 28
83South, Range 16 East; thence North along said line a
84distance of 491.97 feet; thence North 75 00'00" east
85to the West right-of-way Line of Florida Power
86Corporation; thence North along said right-of-way Line
87to the East-West Centerline of said Section 1; thence
88West along said line a distance of 1,837.78 feet;
89thence North to the South Line of the Northeast 1/4 of
90the Northwest 1/4 of said Section 1; thence West along
91said line to the West Line of the Northeast 1/4 of the
92Northwest 1/4 of said Section 1; thence North along
93said line to the North Line of the Southwest 1/4 of
94the Southwest 1/4 of Section 36, Township 27 South,
95Range 16 East; thence West along said line to the
96North-South Centerline of Section 35, Township 27
97South, Range 16 East; thence South along said line to
98the South Section Line of said Section 35; thence West
99along said Section Line to the Southwest corner of
100said Section 35; thence South along the West Section
101Line of Sections 2 and Section 11, Township 28 South,
102Range 16 East to the North Section Line of Section 15,
103Township 28 South, Range 16 East; thence West along
104the North Line of said Section 15 to the North-South
105Centerline of said Section; thence South along said
106Section 15 North-South Centerline to the Northwest
107corner of that parcel described in Official Records
108Book 8989, Page 918 of the Public Records of Pinellas
109County, Florida; thence along the Northerly boundary
110line of said parcel to the Northeast property corner
111thereof; thence along the Easterly boundary line of
112said parcel to the Northerly right-of-way line of
113Tampa Road (S.R. 584); thence in a Northwesterly
114direction along said right-of-way line to the
115Southerly Line of Florida Power Corporation; thence
116Southwesterly along said Southerly Line to the
117centerline of the Lake Tarpon Outfall Canal; thence
118Northerly along the centerline of the Lake Tarpon
119Outfall Canal into Lake Tarpon to its North-South
120Centerline; thence Northerly along the North-South
121Centerline of Lake Tarpon to the City Limit Line of
122the City of Tarpon Springs on the Northern shoreline
123of Lake Tarpon; thence along the City Limit Line of
124Tarpon Springs around its Easterly point above Lake
125Tarpon and then Westerly to the North-South Centerline
126of Salt Lake; thence northerly along the North-South
127Centerline of Salt Lake to the Centerline of the
128Anclote River; thence Northeasterly along the
129Centerline of the Anclote River to the Pasco-Pinellas
130County Line; thence East along the Pasco/Pinellas
131County Line to the Point of Beginning.
132LESS any areas annexed into the corporate municipal
133limits of Oldsmar or Tarpon Springs.
134     Section 3.  This act expires September 30, 2022.
135     Section 4.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.

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