Staff recommends approval of the Resolution authorizing execution of an Agreement with Howard Jeffries providing consulting services for a five-month period as an Urban Forester.
Howard Jeffries was an employee with the City of Leesburg from July 7, 2003 to October 2, 2006 and has been involved with the Hwy 441 Beautification Project and was instrumental in executing an agreement with Davey Resource Group to provide an Arbor Survey for the City of Leesburg.
Staff recommends the City obtain the services of Howard Jeffries as a consultant on the aforementioned projects in order to continue providing the City with his expertise in horticulture.
Howard Jeffries compensation will be $1,000 per month for a period of five months and shall submit documentation of hours worked to the City of Leesburg on a bi-weekly basis.
1. Approve the Resolution executing the agreement with Howard Jeffries or;
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The cost for Howard Jeffries professional services will be absorbed into the operating budget of the Recreation fund. A maximum of $5,000 will be allocated to account number 001-8124-572-3410.
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH HOWARD JEFFRIES PROVIDING CONSULTING SERVICES FOR A FIVE-MONTH PERIOD AS AN URBAN FORESTER; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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 Howard Jeffries whose address is 2170 Old Train Rd, Deltona, Florida 32736, providing consulting services for a five-month period as an Urban Forester.
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 _13__ day of __November_ 2006