Released By City of Kissimmee
The City of Kissimmee and Osceola County finalized the approval of an Interlocal Agreement on Monday, February 18, 2019, to annex 35 small enclaves within existing City limits.
Annexed properties will become a part of the City and will be entitled to all respective benefits and services. Annexed properties, currently receiving service from Waste Management will continue to utilize their service until the end of the City/County fiscal year, Monday, September 30, 2019. After which, the City’s sanitation department will provide this service. Three City cans will be delivered the first week of September to newly annexed properties for household waste, yard debris, and recyclable items.
As for the zoning of the properties, the City is committed to limiting the impact annexation has on property owners during the process and has committed to zone properties in a manner which is compatible or superior with their existing Osceola County zoning. As part of this commitment, the City adopted Ordinance 2994 which allows for the “grandfathering” of non-conforming uses within annexed properties.
Additionally, the City’s highly trained law enforcement, fire and EMS professionals will be providing services to the annexed properties instead of the previously designated Osceola County Fire Rescue and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
The City of Kissimmee is proud to note that it’s Kissimmee Fire Department has an ISO Class 1 rating – this is the highest fire rating available. As for the Kissimmee Police Department, officers have the ability to provide more concentrated coverage. Newly annexed residents will benefit from these services as public safety is a top priority to the City of Kissimmee.
This Interlocal Agreement will allow the City to provide high quality service in an effective manner. For more information about the City of Kissimmee visit, www.kissimmee.org.