Item No: 5B
Date: July 9, 2012
From: Jay M. Evans, City Manager
Subject: Ordinance extending participation in the Countywide Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) for Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services
Staff recommends approval of the ordinance extending participation in the countywide MSTU for ambulance and emergency medical services.
The current City ordinance including Leesburg in the Lake County Municipal Taxing Unit for Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services expires on September 30, 2012. The term of the ordinance was three (3) years. Absent any plans to do otherwise with our ambulance service, it is appropriate for the City to extend the participation in the MSTU another three years.
1. Approve the ordinance extending the timeframe for participation in the MSTU; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The MSTU provides the funding source for the provision of ambulance service in Leesburg and Lake County.
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, EXTENDING THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE COUNTY WIDE MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAXING UNIT FOR THE PROVISION OF AMBULANCE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AS ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, the City of Leesburg, Florida, previously passed and adopted Ordinance 08 - 77 consenting to continue the City’s inclusion within the boundaries of the “Lake County Municipal Taxing Unit for Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services” for a term of three (3) years, expiring on September 30, 2012; and
WHEREAS, the City of Leesburg has determined that it is in the best interest of and serves the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of Leesburg, to continue the inclusion of the City of Leesburg within the Lake County Municipal Services Taxing Unit for Ambulance and Emergency services; and
WHEREAS, the City desires to extend the prior consent given for an additional three (3) years.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
The City of Leesburg, Florida, hereby consents to the inclusion of the City of Leesburg within the boundaries of the “Lake County Municipal Service Taxing Unit for Ambulance and Emergency Medical Service.” This consent shall be for a term of three (3) years commencing on, commencing on October 1, 2012, and ending on September 30, 2015.
All ordinances or part of ordinances which are in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed, to the extent necessary to alleviate the conflict, but shall continue in effect insofar as they are not in conflict herewith, unless repeal of the conflicting portion destroys the overall intent and effect of any of the conflicting ordinance, in which case those ordinances so affected shall be hereby repealed in their entirety.
If any portion of this Ordinance is declared invalid or unenforceable, and to the extent that it is possible to do so without destroying the overall intent and effect of this Ordinance, the portion deemed invalid or unenforceable shall be severed herefrom and the remainder of the ordinance shall continue in full force and effect as if it were enacted without including the portion found to be invalid or unenforceable.
This Ordinance shall become effective upon its passage and adoption according to law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED at the regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, held on the day of , 2012
THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA