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ORDINANCE NO. 2006- 013 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, <br />FLORIDA, EXTENDING THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM <br />ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS FOR <br />ADMINISTRATIVE PERMITS AND THE ISSUANCE OF <br />ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT APPROVALS FOR "SMALL <br />LOT SINGLE-FAMILY SUBDIVISIONS PROVIDING FOR <br />PROHIBITION; PROVIDING FOR. EXCEPTIONS; <br />PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR <br />SEVERABILITY; SETTING FORTH EXPIRATION AND <br />EFFECTIVE DATES. <br />WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 1(f), Article VIII, of the Florida Constitution and <br />Chapter 125, Florida Statutes, Indian River County is authorized and required to protect the <br />public health, safety and welfare and may exercise any power for governmental purpose <br />except when expressly prohibited by law; and <br />WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 163.3202, Florida Statutes, Indian River County has <br />enacted land development regulations, consistent with its adopted comprehensive plan, <br />which protect the quality of life in Indian River County; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has adopted Indian River County <br />Code Section 971.41(9) "small lot single-family subdivisions" as an administrative permit <br />use allowed in the RS -6, RT -6, RM -6, RM -8, and RM -10 zoning districts with the intent of <br />providing affordable housing to the residents of Indian River County; and <br />WHEREAS, the County finds that most recent developments utilizing the small lot <br />single-family subdivision are not delivering affordable housing units as they are <br />advertising homes for sale in excess of $400,000.00; and <br />WHEREAS, the Growth Awareness Committee has been working with the <br />Community Development Department staff to draft an ordinance that would reserve the use <br />of small lot subdivisions for affordable housing; and <br />WHEREAS, drafting this ordinance has proven to be challenging and additional time <br />is needed before the amended ordinance is ready to be brought before the various <br />committees and Board of County Commissioners; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board desires to extend the temporary moratorium put in place <br />on October 11, 2005, for an additional six months in order to preserve the status quo <br />F:\Attorney\Bill\Ordinance Amendments\Small Lot moratorium\extended moratorium small lot subs.doc <br />