Staff recommends approval of purchase request 44158 for payment of annual dues to Florida Municipal Electric Association in the amount of $33,345.00.
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.
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
Funds are budgeted and available in the account and project numbers listed for this purpose.
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Account No. _041-1021-531.54-10__
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