Staff recommends approval for grant application submission (and acceptance, if awarded) of grant funds from Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program to construct approximately one mile of trail on the Fountain Lake Trail site described in the adopted Leesburg Trails Master Plan.
Staff is requesting grant funding of up to $200,000 to be matched by $200,000 of the anticipated $200,000 line item appropriation in the FY 06/07 Annual Budget. Staff anticipates all of the $200,000 line item will be spent on this section of trail. The benefits of the grant will prove positive to assist with the further development of the Fountain Lake Trail.
1. Approve application submission and acceptance, if awarded, funds from Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program of up to $200,000 and a City match of up to $200,000 for the Fountain Lake Trail described in the adopted Leesburg Trails Master Plan.
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
The matching funds of $200,000 will be available in the 2006-07 Capital Budget.
Department: _Recreation & Parks __
Prepared by: _Bruce Ericson____
Attachments: Yes_X___ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required ______
Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ________RS___________
Account No. _031-8124-575-6310_
Project No. __310081___________
WF No. _____65420____________
Budget _____$200,000 ___
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE RECREATION & PARKS DEPARTMENT TO SUBMIT APPLICATION TO FLORIDA RECREATION DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS, IF AWARDED, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF FOUNTAIN LAKE TRAIL UP TO $200,000 WITH MATCHING FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF LEESBURG; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the City Commission hereby authorizes the Recreation & Parks Department to submit a grant application and to accept, if awarded, grant funds from Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program whose address is 3900 Commonwealth Blvd. Tallahassee, Florida 32399 and use matching funds for construction of Fountain Lake Trail.
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 _28_ day of __August _ 2006