AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

Meeting Date:           November 14, 2011

 

From:                          Robert Sargent, Public Outreach Coordinator

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing a contract with Matthew Sowers for Broadcast Technician services at Lakefront TV

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the contract for Broadcast Technician services at Lakefront TV.

 

Analysis:

On December 19, 2008, the City of Leesburg began contracting services with Matthew Sowers to take over the broadcast technician position at Lakefront TV. He worked under contracted management of Jim Archey, who left the City in July 2010.  Under this agreement, Mr. Sowers is a contracted full-time employee with benefits, but is not entitled to raises, bonuses, or severance in the event of layoff.  Such an agreement acknowledges the tenuous nature of the position with regard to annual funding.

 

Since July, 2010, Mr. Sowers has worked alone at the studio and has assumed considerable additional responsibilities to keep up with required operations. His duties include day-to-day operations of the City’s cable television channel, recording and editing several shows each week, repairing equipment, programming show schedules, and creating titles and descriptions that appear on cable systems’ on- screen menus.  He also assists other contractors with the production of certain shows. 

 

Mr. Sowers’ previous contract was for $25,875 per year. This contract represents an increase of $2,000 (7.7%) over the 2008 contract.  The term is for one year.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the proposed contract amount for Broadcast Technician services; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

The increase will be covered by Lakefront TV’s current budget.

 

Submission Date and Time:    11/10/2011 2:04 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. _001-1633-513-1210___

 

Project No. __ LKFTTV_________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT INCREASE OF $2,000.00 FOR THE BROADCAST TECHNICIAN POSITION AT LAKEFRONT TV; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

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

 

            THAT the Commission hereby authorizes the $2,000.00 increase to the contract for the Broadcast Technician position at Lakefront TV;

 

             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 _14th____ day of _November________ 2011.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk