Staff recommends approval of an agreement with The School Board of Lake County, Florida for the lease of dark fibers.
Under this agreement, the City will lease dark fibers to the Schools over a multi-year period. Previous agreements with the Schools have been for one-year terms, requiring renegotiation each year. Switching to a multi-year term benefits both parties in relieving the burden of annual contract negotiation. Each party receives further benefit in knowing what its costs (in the case of the Schools) or revenues (in the case of the City) will be over the term of the agreement.
Under previous agreements, the City has provided the electronics that transmit the data between sites by means of a fixed-rate circuit. By moving to use of dark fiber, the Schools would be able to select their own data rate and potentially take fuller advantage of the bandwidth inherent to optical fiber.
1. Approve the resolution authorizing an agreement with the School Board of Lake County; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Because this agreement will be for dark fiber rather than fixed-rate circuits, City revenues will increase when compared to revenues received under the current agreement.
Department: _IT/Communications _____
Prepared by: _JIM LEMBERG________
Attachments: Yes__X__ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required ___X___
Attorney Review : Yes_X__ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. ____JB____________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. __045-0000-343-9212_
Project No. ___________________
WF No. ______________________
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA FOR THE LEASE OF DARK FIBERS; 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 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA whose address is 201 W. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, Florida 32778, for the lease of dark fibers.
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 fourteenth day of March 2011.