AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           August 28, 2006

 

From:                          Bruce Ericson, Director

 

Subject:                      Resolution Authorizing a Grant Application to Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program and Acceptance of the Grant, if

                                    awarded, for up to $200,000 in 50%-50% matching funds for

                                    construction of Fountain Lake Trail.

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

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.

 

Analysis:

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.

 

Options:

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.

 

Fiscal Impact

The matching funds of $200,000 will be available in the 2006-07 Capital Budget.

                                   

Submission Date and Time:    8/23/2006 7:05 PM8/23/2006 12:59 PM____

 

Department: _Recreation & Parks        __

Prepared by:  _Bruce Ericson____                     

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 ________RS___________

 

Account No. _031-8124-575-6310_

 

Project No. __310081___________

 

WF No. _____65420____________

 

Budget  _____$200,000             ___

 

Available ____$200,000__________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk