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Proposal to delete 910 rule withdrawn

March 20, 2013
By MEGHAN McCOY (mmccoy@breezenewspapers.com) , Pine Island Eagle

The Lee County Attorney's Office and Lee County staff withdrew their proposal of deleting the 910 rule from the land development code of the Pine Island Plan last Wednesday.

The 910 rule addresses the issue of traffic. It states that when the traffic count reaches 910, residential orders are restricted.

Phil Buchanan said although it has been withdrawn, it does not mean it will not come up again.

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Phil Buchanan

"We have no way of knowing," he said.

The proposal to eliminate the plan was initially made Friday, Feb. 22.

Lee County Principal Planner Matthew Noble will be a guest speaker at the Greater Pine Island Civic Association meeting Tuesday, April 2, to discuss minor changes to the Pine Island Plan. The meeting will be held at the Elks Lodge at 7 p.m.

The minor changes address community review of development orders and storage of commercial fishing equipment.

The community review section addresses "the owner or agent applying for the following types of county approvals must conduct one publicly advertised informational session in accord with section 33-1004(b) within the Pine Island community prior to obtaining an approval or finding of sufficiency."

The minor change highlights development orders.

Commercial fishing equipment, which is a small amendment to LDC Chapter 33, highlights the permitted use in terms of storage and repair.

According to section 33-1089, "the storage and repair of commercial fishing equipment, specifically fishing nets and crab traps, shall be permitted as an accessory use to a single-family or mobile home residence in the AG, RSC, RS, TFC and MH zoning districts when in compliance with the conditions set forth."

Those conditions include that nets and traps must be clearly subordinate to the use of the property for residential purposes; the equipment is only owned or leased by the occupant of the residence; the storage of the equipment, accessory buildings and structures, will not be permitted between the street right of way and the principal building; when fishing nets are not being repaired they must be stored neatly and covered with canvas or another suitable material; when crab traps are not being built, repaired or rebuilt they must be stacked neatly and they must not exceed six feet in height; open storage of discarded or derelict nets, traps, boats or other fishing equipment is prohibited and the occupant of the property must maintain it free of rats and vermin.

Buchanan said since some minor changes are being made, the county has to come before the Greater Pine Island Civic Association to discuss those changes.

 
 

 

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