AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

Meeting Date:           November 22, 2010

 

From:                          Kevin R. Bowman, Fire Chief

 

Subject:                      Resolution approving the Memorandum of Understanding with Learning for Life for establishing a Fire Department Explorers Post

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approving the Memorandum of Understanding with Learning for Life to establish an Explorers Post within the City’s Fire Department.

 

Analysis:

Fire Service Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who have completed eighth grade and are 14 years of age, or 15 years of age but have not yet reached their 21st birthday.  Fire Service Explorer posts help youth gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities.  For young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of fire service, exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.

 

By establishing an Explorers program for the City of Leesburg Fire Department, a service to the community is being created and the City has an opportunity to groom local talent to become firefighters serving their own community.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Learning for Life; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

Expenditures for the Explorers Post in Leesburg will be minimal.  Insurance costs will be borne by the participant.  Donations from the community for this Explorer Post have been received and $872.00 earmarked for the program.  The City will not have any expense in association with this program.

 

Submission Date and Time:    11/23/2010 8:57 AM____

Department: ______________________

Prepared by:  ______________________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. _________JB_______                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. 001-0000-366-0900___

 

Project No. __FDMISC_________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  _____    $0.00___________

 

Available ____$872.00___________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH LEARNING FOR LIFE TO ESTABLISH AN EXPLORERS PROGRAM IN THE CITY'S FIRE DEPARTMENT; 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 Learning for Life (Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America), whose address is 1951 South Orange Blossom Trail  Apopka, Florida 32703, for allowing the City of Leesburg to operate a Fire Department Explorers Post.

 

             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 __22nd___ day of _November________ 2010.

 

 

 

                                                                            _______________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk