AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

Meeting Date:           July 25, 2011

 

From:                          Kenneth Thomas, Director of Housing and Economic Development

                                    Chris Edwards, Community Redevelopment Coordinator

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing Implementation of the long term and short term objectives of the City of Leesburg Community Development Plan.

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of implementation of the long term and short term objectives of the City of Leesburg Community Development Plan.

 

Analysis:

As part of its community-wide initiative to improve quality of life, the City of Leesburg plans to improve the following service areas:

 

Primary Project(s):

Service Area #1 – Beecher Street Drainage and Retention Pond:

 

Acquisition of property on Beecher Street for the construction of a retention area to include drainage improvements within the Beecher Street Service Area  -  The beneficiaries for this activity are the residents within the Beecher Street Drainage Basin.  The Low to Moderate Benefit will be at least 51% meeting CDBG requirements. 

 

  Activity                                                                                 CDBG Cost

01        Acquisition                                                                              $  35,000.00

03J       Flood and Drainage                                                                 $238,000.00

 

 

Service Area #2 – Phase IV Carver Heights Underground of Electric Utilities:

 

Undergrounding of electrical lines and removal of existing overhead electrical lines in the Carver Heights Phase IV Service Area  -  The Low to Moderate Income homes within this service area will also be connected to the new underground electric lines. 

 

  Activity                                                                                 CDBG Cost

11        Undergrounding of Electricity                                                 $125,000.00

14A     Electrical Underground Reconnects                                        $257,000.00

 

The City of Leesburg is committing $125,000.00 of local electric utility funding towards the undergrounding of electrical lines within the Phase IV Carver Heights Service Area. 

 

 

ACTIVITY

CDBG

CITY

TOTAL

01      Acquisition

$       35,000.00

$           0.00

$         35,000.00

03I    Flood & Drainage

$     238,000.00

   $         0.00

$       238,000.00

11     Undergrounding of Electricity

$     125,000.00

 $125,000.00

$       250,000.00

14A   Electrical Underground Reconnects

$     257,000.00

$          0.00

$       257,000.00

21A   Administration

$       60,000.00

$          0.00

$         60,000.00

21B   Engineering

$       35,000.00

$          0.00

$         35,000.00

Total

$    750,000.00

$ 125,000.00

$       875,000.00

 

 

 

Unmet Needs or Alternative Project(s):

 

Service Area #3 – Carver Heights Existing Underground Electric Utility Area:

 

Underground connection of Low to Moderate Income Residents within the area of Carver Heights with existing underground electric utilities. 

 

Options:

1.  Approve the implementation of the long term and short term objectives of the City of Leesburg Community Development Plan; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate.

 

Fiscal Impact

There is no fiscal impact.

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    7/22/2011 5:24 PM____

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. _________________

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


RESOLUTION NO.__________

 

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LONG TERM AND SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

WHEREAS, the City of Leesburg is located in Lake County;   Based on the 2000 U.S. Census, the City’s population is 15,956.  Of the 15,956 residents, 3,045 or 12% are below the poverty level.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, THAT:  the City shall implement the following objectives:

 

LONG TERM OBJECTIVES:

1.   To improve the physical environment of the community to make it more functional, safe, and efficient and to preserve the integrity of the neighborhood.

 

2.    To promote the public interest.

 

3.    To inject long range considerations into the determination of short range decisions.

 

4.  To bring professional and technical knowledge to bear on issues concerning social, economical, or physical development.

 

5. To facilitate effective cooperation and coordination between all concerned with community development.

 

6.   To identify all available resources for major opportunities and to improve the way of life for all in the community.

 

SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES:

1.      To apply for Community Development Block Grant funds in the Neighborhood Revitalization category to undertake flood and drainage improvements and the undergrounding of electricity with electrical reconnects in the Carver Heights community within the City of Leesburg.

 

2.      To explore other possible resources for the purpose of improving the way of life for all citizen's, especially those who live in deteriorated housing and neighborhoods.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _25th____ day of _July,___ 2011.

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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City Clerk