Item No: 4.C. 3
Meeting Date: March 12, 2012
From: Darel W. Craine, Deputy Director of Public Works
Subject: Resolution authorizing approval of DEP agreement No. G0342 grant funding for the Lake Harris Water Quality Improvement Project.
Staff recommends approval of State of Florida DEP agreement No. G0342 grant funding for the Lake Harris Water Quality Improvement Project.
The City of Leesburg developed a design plan to construct three new nutrient separating baffle boxes to treat non-point source pollution from stormwater runoff from the Lake Hollywood sub-basin to Lake Harris. Lake Harris is on the verified 303(d) list of impaired water bodies and the only lake addressed in the Upper Ocklawaha River Watershed Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) that is not expected to meet the adopted Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Total Phosphorus (TP) upon completion of the projects included in the current BMAP. Nutrient Separating baffle boxes can be installed underground in existing City of Leesburg owned right of ways where undeveloped land is otherwise not available. The pollutant load reductions realized by this project will be included in the next update to the BMAP.
This agreement will secure FDEP grant funding in an amount not to exceed $214,050.00 towards the total project estimated cost of $552,423.66.
1. Approve the State of Florida DEP agreement No. G0342 grant funding, or;
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
This agreement requires the City of Leesburg to fund the remaining cost of the project. Project is estimated to be $552,423.66. Using the engineers estimate, the City will be responsible for approximately $338,373.66 of matching funds. The project will go out to bid, which will determine the actual cost. Funds are budgeted and available in the account listed below.
Department: Public Works
Prepared by: Tracey Dean
Attachments: YesX No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required ______
Attorney Review : YesX No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. 014-7099-537-6310
Project No. __140002________
WF No. _____553596________
Budget _____ $338,373.66____
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE THE DEP AGREEMENT NO. G0342 GRANT FUNDING FOR THE LAKE HARRIS WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT; 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 State of Florida, DEP, whose address is 3900 Commonwealth Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000, for grant funding agreement No. G0342.
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 __March___ 2012.