AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           July 11, 2011

 

From:                          Paul Kalv, Electric Director

 

Subject:                      Resolution applying for and accepting grant funding from WorkForce Central Florida, Inc. for fifty percent of tuition for the Electrical Distribution Technology program at Lake Sumter Community College.

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval for the Electric Department to apply for and accept grant funding, if approved, from WorkForce Central Florida, Inc. for fifty percent of the tuition expense for seven Apprentice Linemen enrolled in the Electrical Distribution Technology Program at Lake Sumter Community College.

 

Analysis:

The City of Leesburg’s Electric Department has partnered with WorkForce Central Florida in the past to fund the Apprentice Linemen’s training. This allows the City to train Apprentices in a very specialized field, while extending the training budget dollars. If awarded, WorkForce Central Florida will reimburse the City of Leesburg fifty percent of the training dollars incurred.

 

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 City will pay all training cost up-front. Once training has been successfully completed, WorkForce will reimburse fifty percent of training cost incurred. The total cost of training is estimated to be $25,000.00.

 

Submission Date and Time:    7/7/2011 11:30 AM____

 

Department: __Electric_______________

Prepared by:  __Sabrina Hubbell_______                     

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 _Paul Kalv_

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. 041-0000-369-06-00___

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida authorizing the Electric Department to apply for and accept grant funding, if approved, from WorkForce Central Florida, Inc. for fifty percent of the tuition expense for seven Apprentice Linemen enrolled in the Electrical Distribution Technology Program at Lake Sumter Community College and provide 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, FL 32825 for matching funds for the Electric Department’s Apprentice Linemen training (Electrical Distribution Technology Program through Lake Sumter Community College).

 

             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 11th day of July 2011.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk