Item No: 4.C.4.
Meeting Date: April 22, 2013
From: Ken Thomas, Housing and Economic Development Director
Subject: Resolution authorizing execution of an agreement with the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity for the CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Award.
Staff recommends approval of the FY 2012 CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Agreement for the Carver Heights drainage improvements and undergrounding electricity and reconnects.
The City of Leesburg held several meetings with the Citizen Advisory Task Force (CATF) and held public meetings to determine where neighborhood improvements were needed in the City. Based on public input, staff determined the City should apply for CDBG funding to address the drainage problems at the intersection of Beecher Street and Griffin Road.
In addition, staff determined that CDBG funds should be used to support the City’s Electric Department of converting electrical power lines from overhead to underground in Carver Heights Phase IV project area. The funds shall be used to connect qualified low income homeowners’ electric service upgrades for completed phases of the underground utility conversion project and upgrade meter boxes where needed.
The activities proposed and CDBG funds appropriated are as follows:
Activity CDBG funds
Flood and Drainage $245,000
Electrical Underground Reconnects $410,000
Engineering $ 35,000
Administration $ 60,000
1. Approve the FY 2012 CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Grant contract; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The City match of $125,000 has been budgeted in the current Electric Budget to continue the Carver Heights Undergrounding project.
Upon approval, a budget adjustment will be forthcoming to add the grant proceeds to the current budget.
Prepared by: ______________________
Attachments: Yes____ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required ______
Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. _017-0000-331-56-00
Project No. __________________
WF No. Carver_____728714/1,2,3,4_
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, AND THE CITY OF LEESBURG FOR THE CDBG NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION GRANT AWARD.
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 Florida Department of Economic Opportunity whose address is 107 East Madison Street, MSC-400, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6508.
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 _22nd____ day of __April____ 2013.