EAST ORANGE COUNTY INCORPORATION FEASIBILITY STUDY
The citizens of east Orange County, Florida recently created the East Orange County Community Development Corporation (EOCCDC) to aid in the economic development of the eastern portion of the county. The EOCCDC determined that it may be in the best interest of the citizens of the region to incorporate to provide improved services.
GeoPlanning Services was engaged to develop a feasibility study for the area to determine if a proposed new municipal government would be self sufficient from a revenue and taxation standpoint and thus have sufficient resources to provide the services desired by citizens.
This feasibility study requires an understanding of the existing public services as well as a forecast of future revenue based on long term anticipated growth.
Working with the EOCCDC, the GeoPlanning Services staff was able to develop boundaries for the region that would accommodate financial stability in the short run but also allow for sufficient new growth that over time would support the needs of citizens while protecting unique cultural and environmental assets.
The preliminary study has been completed, along with population and revenue forecasts and the final feasibility study is nearing completion.
Based on the results of the feasibility study a public vote on incorporation is anticipated in 2010.