AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           September 28, 2009

 

From:                          Paul Kalv, Electric Director

 

Subject:                      Resolution applying for and accepting grant funding from WorkForce Central Florida, Inc.

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval to apply for and accept grant funding from WorkForce Central Florida, Inc. If funds are awarded, WorkForce Central Florida will reimburse the City of Leesburg Electric Department 50% of the cost for tuition and books for five Apprentice Linemen enrolled in the Electrical Distribution Technology Program at Lake Sumter Community College.

 

Analysis:

In an effort to increase skills and educate our workforce, a grant from WorkForce Central Florida is a solution to stretching education dollars. The grant will allow the training of five Apprentice Linemen.  The employees must sign an agreement with the City of Leesburg agreeing to successfully complete the 4-year/8,000 hours of training and remain employed by the City of Leesburg during the term of their apprenticeship and for a minimum of four years after completion of the apprenticeship.

 

Options:

1.  Approval to apply for and accept funding, if approved from WorkForce Central Florida, Inc.; or,

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

The Electric Department intends to enroll five Apprentice Linemen to the training program. Total cost of training $20,000 which, if the grant is awarded WorkForce Central Florida will reimburse 50% of the cost (reimbursement of $10,000).

 

Submission Date and Time:    9/25/2009 2:35 PM____

Department: _Electric_________________

Prepared by:  _Sabrina Hubbell_________                     

Attachments:         Yes_X__   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required _X____                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No _X__

                                                

_________________________________            

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head _Paul Kalv_

 

Finance  Dept. ________JB________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _041-0000-369-0600__

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, APPLYING FOR AND ACCEPTING GRANT FUNDING, IF AWARDED, FROM WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA, INC. FOR THE ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM THROUGH LAKE SUMTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

            THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with WorkForce Central Florida, Inc. whose address is 707 Mendham Blvd, Suite 250, Orlando, Florida 32825 for matching funds grant for the Electric Department’s Apprentice Lineman Educational Program. .

 

             THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _28th____ day of _September________ 2009.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk