Meeting Date:           June 12, 2006


From:                          Bruce Ericson, Director of Recreation & Parks


Subject:                      Location Site & Construction of Dog Park



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the location site and construction of the proposed Dog Park located at 9745 Silver Lake Drive.



AThere is approximately $75,000 is in Fiscal Year 05/06 Budget for the construction of a Dog Park facility.  Staff has discussed several site locations including the property located at 1450 Neeley Road (Old Landfill).  Due to some environmental issues, development of this site would be more time consuming and more difficult than originally anticipated is no longer available.  Since the grant from the County has a time limitation upon the use of the funds, we have elected to look at other alternative locations.


Staff now proposes to use has proposed usage of the property located at 9745 Silver Lake Drive across from the City AirportThere is Aapproximately 20 acres are available at this location andwith approximately 2 ½ acres would bebeing utilized for the Dog Park facility.  This facility will not have a detrimental impact anyon  flight operations.


This site has met the been discussed with and received the approval of the Airport Manager, Charlie Weller.


Currently staff has received bids for fencing, applied for permitting, developed budget for parking, water, signage and other amenities.  Design and construction will be performed by Recreation & Parks Staff.Commission approval of this location for the construction of the Dog Park is hereby being requested.


Staff has placed an additional $75,000 in Fiscal Year 06/07 Budget for the completion of the Dog Park.



1.  Approve site location & construction of Dog Park ; or;

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact

The Fiscal Year 05/06 Budget contains $75,000 for the construction of a Dog Park facility with an additional $75,000 in the 06/07 Budget to complete the park.  There will be minimal yearly maintenance costs associated with construction of the Dog Park.


Submission Date and Time:    6/12/2006 12:56 PM6/7/2006 2:36 PM6/6/2006 11:21 AM6/5/2006 8:32 AM6/3/2006 2:03 PM6/1/2006 4:47 PM____



Department: __Recreation & Parks___

Prepared by:  __Bruce Ericson____                     

Attachments:         Yes____   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 __________RS_________


Account No. __031-8124-572-6310__


Project No. ___310081_________________


WF No. ______328070________________


Budget  ______$75,000_____________


Available _____$75,000________________


RESOLUTION NO._______________


Site location and construction of Dog Park




            THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement  with (NAME OF COMPANY,) whose address is __(MAILING ADDRESS OF COMPANY)___, for __(LIST THE SERVICE TO BE PROVIDED________  (give the bid or RFP number if applicable.


             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 _____ day of _________ 2006











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