AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           August 8, 2011

 

From:                          Jay M. Evans, City Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution in support of keeping the Leesburg, Florida Haines Creek

                                    Branch Post Office open

 

 

Analysis:

Pursuant to Commission direction at the August 1, 2011 Special City Commission Meeting, staff prepared the attached resolution in support of continued operation of the Leesburg Haines Creek Post Office.

 

Options:

1.  Adopt the Resolution in support of keeping the Haines Creek Post Office open; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

There is no fiscal impact (to the City of Leesburg) associated with this Resolution.

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    8/3/2011 12:12 PM____

 

Department: ___Administration________

Prepared by:  ___Jay M. Evans_________                     

Attachments:        Yes _X___   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ___X___                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No _X___

                                                

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. ____N/A__________

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION NO.__________

 

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, IN SUPPORT OF KEEPING THE LEESBURG, FLORIDA, HAINES CREEK POST OFFICE BRANCH  OPEN;  AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.                                                                   

 

            WHEREAS, the Haines Creek Branch Post Office is approximately seven miles from the larger downtown Leesburg Post Office on South 14th Street (US  Hwy 27), and

 

WHEREAS, many citizens on the east side of Leesburg use the Haines Creek Branch Post Office as the location is more convenient and is a safety factor in not having to interface with the downtown traffic; and

 

            WHEREAS,   greater driving distances for essential services like Post Offices serve to clog roadways, increase consumption of gasoline, and decrease accessibility by transportation disadvantaged citizens;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

            Section 1.  The Leesburg City Commission supports the continued operation of the Haines Creek Branch Post Office and encourages the United States Post Office to consider removing it from the proposed closure list.

 

            Section 2.  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 __8th  _ day of _August_ 2011.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk