AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

Meeting Date:           November 28, 2011

 

From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager 

 

Subject:                      Purchase request 44158 for payment of annual dues to Florida Municipal Electric Association

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of purchase request 44158 for payment of annual dues to Florida Municipal Electric Association in the amount of $33,345.00.

 

Analysis:

The City of Leesburg is a member of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) which includes 34 public power communities located across the state, from cities such as Jacksonville, Orlando, Lakeland, Tallahassee and Gainesville to smaller towns such as Havana, Clewiston and Bushnell.  Together, these community-owned utilities are the third largest source of power in the state.  They are focused on serving local needs and interest with profits reinvested back into the community rather than sent to distant stockholders as do the private power companies.  FMEA also offers educational programs aimed at improving safety, business practices and operational procedures through workshops, trade shows, competitions and also includes free online training on utility-specific topics.

 

City Commission has approved membership in the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), however the Electric Department is requesting approval of the annual membership fee for the current fiscal year of 2011-2012 in the amount of $33,345.00.

 

Options:

1. Authorize approval of purchase request 44158 for payment of annual dues to Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) for annual dues: or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

Funds are budgeted and available in the account and project numbers listed for this purpose.

 

Submission Date and Time:    12/9/2011 6:38 PM____

Department: ___Electric______________

Prepared by:  __Armida Jones_______                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No _X__

Advertised:   ____Not Required __X___                     

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. _041-1021-531.54-10__

 

Project No. ___419210__________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  _____$34,000.00________

 

Available ____$34,000.00_________