Description: AGENDAHED.JPG

 Item No:                   5D.

 

Meeting Date:           January 28, 2013

 

From:                          William Chrisman, Police Chief

 

Subject:                      Resolution approving a new Crossing Guard position in the Community Services Division of the Leesburg Police Department

 

 


Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of a new Crossing Guard position in the Community Services Division of the Leesburg Police Department to be positioned in front of Oak Park Middle School.

 

Analysis:

The City of Leesburg currently utilizes one crossing guard in front of Oak Park Middle School to cross middle school aged children across SR44/South Street. The volume of children and traffic has increased which has made it increasingly difficult to cross the children safely. Recently, a child was medically treated and released after being “brushed” in the cross walk by a large truck. A crossing guard is needed on the opposite side of the roadway to work in unison with the existing position to reduce the likelihood of a serious incident from occurring.  FDOT recommends the addition of this position.

 

Cost for the new part-time crossing guard position will be absorbed within the police departments existing operating budget by savings realized by the freezing of two emergency services dispatch positions which were frozen at the beginning of the 2012/13 budget year.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the new Crossing Guard position in Community Services Division; or,

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact: 

The Fiscal impact for adding the new position is approximately $7,815 but will be absorbed by the Police department budget.

 

Submission Date and Time:    1/23/2013 5:58 PM____

Department: _____Police___________

Prepared by:  ______Lisa Carter______                     

Attachments:         Yes_x__   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _________________

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

                                                RESOLUTION NO._________

 

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE ADDITION OF A NEW CROSSING GUARD POSITION IN THE COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION OF THE LEESBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH A PAY GRADE OF 999; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the new position is needed for the safety of children crossing a busy intersection, and  

 

WHEREAS, the addition of a new Crossing Guard position is needed to meet the demands being placed on existing Crossing Guard staff at Oak Park Elementary School, and

 

THAT the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, hereby approves an additional Crossing Guard position in the Community Services Division of the Leesburg Police Department at a pay grade of 999.

 

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 _28th____ day of __January,___ 2013.

 

 

________________________

Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

___________________________________                                                                             

City Clerk