CARVER HEIGHTS/MONTCLAIR AREA

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

Item No: 3A.

 

Meeting Date: November 26, 2012

 

From: Chris Edwards, CRA Manager

 

Subject: Resolution authorizing execution of a first amendment to a Community Development Block Grant Agreement between Lake County, West Leesburg Community Development Corporation, Carver Heights/Montclair Area Community Redevelopment Agency, and the City of Leesburg for improvements to Berry Park

 

 


Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval to execute a first amendment to a Community Development Block Grant Agreement between Lake County, West Leesburg Community Development Corporation, Carver Heights/Montclair Area Community Redevelopment Agency, and the City of Leesburg for improvements to Berry Park.

 

 

Analysis:

Pursuant to the executed Community Development Block Grant agreement between Lake County, West Leesburg Community Development Corporation, Carver Heights/Montclair Area Community Redevelopment Agency, and the City of Leesburg for improvements to Berry Park, a first amendment is required. The purpose of the first amendment is to extend the agreement expiration date from October 31, 2012 to September 30, 2013. The extension will allow time for staff to complete the purchasing and construction development process. In addition, staff can complete all grant requirements.

 

Based on several neighborhood meetings and visioning workshops with key community members, Berry Park improvements were prioritized and include the following: (1) Large fully equipped Pavilion and (2) playground equipment. In addition, if budget allows, the existing wood frame pavilion will be renovated.

 

Currently, project plans are progressing to construct (1) large pavilion as a multi-purpose area for activities such as; community picnics, events, family gatherings, and a central meeting point for neighborhood cleanup events. Playground equipment items include items such as: slide, swing set and jungle gym. Currently, the park lacks the variety of facilities required to properly engage children and sustain their interest over a long-term period of time. By enhancing the facilities, it is the expressed goal of West Leesburg Community Development Corporation (CDC) in partnership with Carver Heights CRA, City of Leesburg and Lake County Community Development to provide increased opportunities for the youth of the neighborhood to lead active lives by allowing access to activities, both organized and unstructured, designed to improve the fitness of the neighborhood.

 

The following cost analysis provides detail into the total project cost:

(1)   Large 40 x 80 fully equipped pavilion

(Grills, picnic benches/tables, trash receptacles) $90,000

 

Playground Equipment $40,000

 

Infrastructure for Pavilion and Playground $10,000

 

Electrical outlets and lighting $10,000

 

Total Project Cost: $150,000

 

Funding Sources:

 

Lake County CDBG Funding $75,000

Carver Heights/Montclair Area CRA 2008 Bond Proceeds $75,000

City of Leesburg $0

 

 

Options:

1. Approve the resolution to execute a first amendment to a Community Development Block Grant Agreement between Lake County, West Leesburg Community Development Corporation, Carver Heights/Montclair Area Community Redevelopment Agency, and the City of Leesburg for improvements to Berry Park or;

2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

 

Fiscal Impact:

There is no fiscal impact.

 

 

Submission Date and Time: 11/21/2012 7:09 PM____

 

Department: ______________________

Prepared by: ______________________

Attachments: Yes____ No ______

Advertised: ____Not Required ______

Dates: __________________________

Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance Dept. __________________

Deputy C.M. ___________________

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. 017-0000-331-56-00___

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CARVER HEIGHTS/MONTCLAIR AREA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO EXECUTE A FIRST AMENDMENT TO A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT AGREEMENT AMONG LAKE COUNTY, WEST LEESBURG COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, CARVER HEIGHTS/MONTCLAIR AREA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, AND THE CITY OF LEESBURG FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BERRY PARK AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

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

 

THAT the Chairperson and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute a first amendment to a Community Development Block Grant Agreement among Lake County, West Leesburg Community Development Corporation, Carver Heights/Montclair Area Community Redevelopment Agency, and the City of Leesburg for improvements to Berry Park.

 

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 _26th____ day of _November________ 2012.

 

 

 

__________________________

Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Secretary/City Clerk