1 Revision: TREASURE COAST REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL M E M O R A N D U M To: Council Members AGENDA ITEM 4B7 From: Staff Date: January 11, 2019 Subject: Local Government Comprehensive Plan Review Draft Amendment to the Town of Jupiter Island Comprehensive Plan Amendment No ER Introduction The Community Planning Act, Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, requires that the regional planning council review local government comprehensive plan amendments prior to their adoption. The regional planning council review and comments are limited to adverse effects on regional resources or facilities identified in the Strategic Regional Policy Plan (SRPP) and extrajurisdictional impacts that would be inconsistent with the comprehensive plan of any affected local government within the region. Council must provide any comments to the local government within 30 days of the receipt of the proposed amendments and must also send a copy of any comments to the state land planning agency. The amendment package from the Town of Jupiter Island was received on December 14, 2018 and contains text changes to the Infrastructure, Coastal Management, and Conservation elements of the comprehensive Plan. The proposed changes are based on the Town s Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR). This report includes a summary of the proposed amendments and Council comments. Summary of Proposed Amendment The proposed amendments include replacement of obsolete text and data with more current text and data in the Introduction; minor changes to the Infrastructure, Coastal Management, and Conservation elements; inclusion of an updated 10-Year Water Supply Facilities Work Plan; and updated data and analysis for all elements in the Town s comprehensive plan. These proposed amendments are based on the Town s EAR, which was completed in April The purpose of the EAR is to determine whether the need exists to amend the comprehensive plan to reflect changes in state requirements since the last time the comprehensive plan was updated. On April 10, 2018, the Town notified the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity that amendments to their comprehensive plan were necessary due to statutory changes and to address issues of local concern.
2 The Town has provided the changes in strikethrough and underline format. Because of the extensive volume of material in the amendment package, the revisions have been provided as a supplement on Council s website. The most significant changes in the comprehensive plan are summarized below: Infrastructure Element Minor edits to the opening narrative related to maps and the sale of irrigation quality water to bulk users on the mainland. Deletion of old maps and the addition of a new map showing the entire South Martin Regional Utility Service Area. Updates throughout the element to the name and date of the Water Supply Facilities Work Plan to reflect the 2017 Update. Coastal Management Element Policy is revised to detail the protection of sea turtle nesting areas. Policy is revised to include the requirement of compliance with federal and state regulations for the construction and repair of seawalls. Policy is added to maintain the established Erosion Control Line along the length of the permitted beach nourishment project shoreline and extend the Erosion Control Line where needed to support the expansion of beach renourishment where appropriate, thereby limiting seaward encroachment of development in those areas. Policy is revised to capitalize Coastal Construction Control Line. Objective is revised to include federal and state park counterparts in the intergovernmental coordination mechanism for areawide conservation of coastal resources. Policy is revised to include review of federal and state parks plans to ensure proper management of coastal resources. Regional Impacts No adverse effects on regional resources or facilities have been identified. Extrajurisdictional Impacts Council requested comments from local governments and organizations expressing an interest in reviewing the proposed amendment on December 18, A copy of a letter (attached Exhibit 2) dated August 7, 2018 from Samuel Amerson, P.E., Martin County s Director of Utilities and Solid Waste Department, to Mr. Mario Loaiza, P.E. with the South Martin Regional Utility (SMRU) was received on January 9, Mr. Gene Rauth, Town Manager of Jupiter Island was 2
3 copied on that correspondence. The letter is related to the Town s proposal to expand SMRU s service area boundary beyond the bounds of the 2005 Interlocal Agreement between the Town and County, the Martin County Potential Service Area map as adopted in the Martin County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan, and the boundaries of the County s Urban Service District. On January 14, 2019, Council received a copy of a letter (Exhibit 3) dated August 14, 2018 from Gene Rauth, Town Manager of Jupiter Island, responding to Mr. Amerson s letter of August 7, Conclusion No adverse effects on regional resources or facilities and no extrajurisdictional impacts have been identified. Recommendation Council should approve this report and authorize its transmittal to the Town of Jupiter Island and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Council Action January 18, 2019 Commissioner Smith from Martin County moved approval of the staff recommendation. Commissioner Townsend from St. Lucie County seconded the motion, which carried unanimously. Attachments 3
4 List of Exhibits Exhibit 1 General Location Map 2 Correspondence from Martin County 3 Correspondence from the Town of Jupiter Island
5 Exhibit 1 General Location Map Town of Jupiter Island
6 Exhibit 2 Correspondence from Martin County
14 Exhibit 3 Correspondence from the Town of Jupiter Island