AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           September 12, 2011

 

From:                          Doug Drymon, Deputy City Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing execution of an Agreement for Project Management Services with The Bond Organization.

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of a Resolution authorizing execution of the attached Agreement for Project Management Services with The Bond Organization.

 

Analysis:

In October of 2010, the City of Leesburg embarked on a major economic development initiative that has since evolved to become the Leesburg Energy and Aerospace Program (LEAP).  LEAP builds on three of Leesburg’s most important assets – Smart Grid Technology, the Leesburg International Airport, and 3,300 acres of city-owned property located adjacent to Florida’s Turnpike at the CR 470 interchange. 

 

To maximize these assets, City officials have actively sought to engage the knowledge and talents of individuals from a wide variety of agencies and organizations who have experience and contacts in the energy and aviation/aerospace fields.  Jerry Bond, President of The Bond Organization, is one such individual. 

 

In addition to being the owner and president of The Bond Organization, Mr. Bond is an active pilot and plane owner.  He is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and has experience in designing airparks and promoting aviation events.  Mr. Bond’s education includes a BA in Architecture and a Masters in Planning from the University of Tennessee. 

 

It is staff’s intention to utilize Mr. Bond’s extensive knowledge of the energy and aviation industries (in the latter case as relates to Light Sport Aircraft design and manufacturing) to prepare conceptual drawings and site development plans for specific facilities within the Florida Energy and Aerospace

Technology Park, as well as to help staff market the Technology Park to prospective companies.  In his enthusiasm and appreciation for what the City is attempting to achieve with LEAP, Mr. Bond has already committed several hundred hours of his time without compensation preparing renderings and site plans for an aviation-related business incubator with an associated lab to be located at the Florida Energy and Aerospace Technology Park.

 


Options:

1.  Approve Resolution which authorizes execution of an Agreement for Project Management Services with The Bond Organization.

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

 

Fiscal Impact

Under the terms of the Agreement, The Bond Organization will be paid an $8,000 monthly retainer plus a Broker’s Commission calculated on the number of new jobs created as a result of businesses locating or expanding in Leesburg and/or the dollar amount of new construction added to the City’s tax rolls.

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    9/8/2011 7:34 PM____

 

Department: ______________________

Prepared by:  ______________________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

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, APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE BOND ORGANIZATION FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES, PLANNING, DESIGN AND MARKETING SERVICES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LEESBURG ENERGY AND AEROSPACE PROGRAM; 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 Bond Organization, whose address is 13811 Victor Avenue, Hudson, FL 34667, for project management services, planning, design and marketing services in conjunction with the Leesburg Energy and Aerospace Program.

 

             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 __12TH ___ day of __September_______ 2011.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk