AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

                                   

Meeting Date:           March 14, 2011

 

From:                          Jim Lemberg – Manager, Communications Utility

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing execution of an agreement with The School Board of Lake County, Florida for the lease of dark fibers

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of an agreement with The School Board of Lake County, Florida for the lease of dark fibers.

 

Analysis:

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.

 

Options:

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

 

Fiscal Impact

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.  

 

Submission Date and Time:    3/9/2011 5:42 PM____

 

Department: _IT/Communications  _____

Prepared by:  _JIM LEMBERG________                     

Attachments:         Yes__X__   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ___X___                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes_X__  No ____

                                                 

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. ____JB____________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. __045-0000-343-9212_

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION 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.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk