AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:†††††††††† April 24, 2006

 

From:††††††††††††††††††††††††† Raymond S. Sharp, Environmental Services Director

 

Subject:††††††††††††††††††††† RA resolution of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida Supporting the Draft Upper Ocklawaha Basin Management Action Plan and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Review and Sign Off on the Final Upper Ocklawaha Basin Management Action Plan Preliminary to Adoption by FDEP

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval supporting the draft Upper Ocklawaha Basin Management Action Plan and authorizing review and sign-off of the final Upper Ocklawaha Basin Management Action Plan..

 

Analysis:

Under the provisions of the Federal Clean Water Act, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has been developing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLís) for impaired waters throughout the State.For approximately the past 18 months, FDEP and local government representatives and other stakeholders have been developing a Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) to address pollutant loading and pollutant reduction in the Upper Ocklawaha Basin.

 

The draft documents provided as backup to this agenda item detail the overall basin conditions and activities and projects related to the BMAP in this basin.The City of Leesburg has a number of on-going activities and projects on-going which are related to TMDLís TMDLís and are annotated in the BMAP.These include our activities related to compliance with NPDES Phase II, our stormwater master planning, programmed activities relating to maintenance and rehabilitation of stormwater facilities, and most recently, the Whispering Pines stormwater basin upgrades.Approximately $1.2 million in grant funding has been obtained for the latter project from the Lake County Water Authority and from FDEPís grant funding sources for TMDL-related projects.

 

This resolution is requested by FDEP as a demonstration of support for the BMAP and our continuing programmed efforts relating to BMAP activities.

 

Options:

1.Approve the resolution as presented, or,

2.Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 


Fiscal Impact:

 

Current projects and activities are funded through the budget process.Future projects and activities will be similarly funded through the budget process from stormwater management fees and taking full advantage of grant funding opportunities as projects arise.

 

Submission Date and Time:††† 4/24/2006 12:01 PM4/18/2006 10:34 AM4/13/2006 3:46 PM4/13/2006 12:49 PM4/12/2006 5:14 PM____

 

Department: Environmental Services

Prepared by:Ray Sharp

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head s/RSS

 

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RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE DRAFT UPPER OCKLAWAHA BASIN MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO REVIEW AND SIGN OFF ON THE FINAL UPPER OCKLAWAHA BASIN MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN PRELIMINARY TO ADOPTION BY FDEP;AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

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

 

THAT the City Commission of the City of Leesburg understands that the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) is being developed through a collaborative effort between the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), local governments in the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin, other local, state, and regional agencies, and private and public interests to identify cost-effective actions that will be undertaken to achieve the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) adopted by DEP for the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin.†† The City Commission acknowledges that representatives from the City of Leesburg have participated in the development of the BMAP and the management actions contained within it.

 

On April 24, 2006, the City Commission received a briefing on the contents of the BMAP to date, and understands that, although there will be some revisions to the plan before it is adopted by order of the DEP Secretary, the revisions are not expected to significantly change any fiscal or policy impacts to the City of Leesburg.†††

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED ON THIS, THE 24TH DAY OF APRIL, 2006, THAT THE CITY COMMISSION:

o††††††††† Supports the continued development and finalization of the Upper Ocklawaha BasinManagement Action Plan, with the participation of representatives of the City of Leesburg;

o††††††††† Supports the implementation of the BMAP, and will seek the necessary approvals and funding to carry out the management actions for which the City of Leesburg has responsibility in the plan;

o††††††††† Will give careful consideration to recommendations for further action contained in the BMAP;

o††††††††† Supports staff participation in:the coordinated tracking of BMAP implementation; in follow-up with DEP and other stakeholders; and revising the plan as necessary ensure the management actions are effective in meeting the TMDLs;

o††††††††† Endorses the continuation of a coordinated and comprehensive watershed management approach to address and achieve DEP-adopted Total Maximum Daily Loads for the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin;

o††††††††† Authorizes the Mayor to represent the City Commission in reviewing and signing off on the final BMAP, preliminary to its adoption by DEP.However, if staff determines that revisions to the BMAP after the date of this resolution significantly change any fiscal or policy impacts to the City of Leesburg, staff will brief the City Commission and request further direction before signing off on the plan.

 

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 __24th___ day of __April_______ 2006

 

 

 

 

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ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk