Staff recommends approval of the Joint Participation Agreement for landscaping improvements on US 441 (West of College Road to Mills Street).
The City of Leesburg, in seeking contributing funding toward landscaping improvements on US 441, chooses to enter into an agreement with Florida Department of Transportation for landscaping enhancement upgrades. FDOT will contribute an amount not to exceed $805,000 over a five (5) year work program. The City of Leesburg will provide $358,000 toward landscaping improvements in the fiscal year 2006-07. These improvements will allow the City to continue to create an aesthetically pleasing gateway into the City, although basic FDOT improvements following the widening project would have been minimal.
1. Approve the Resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the agreement with Florida Department of Transportation for Landscaping Improvements or;
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
There is $228,000 budgeted for this purpose in the FY2004-05 Capital Projects/Public Works/Streetscape category. That amount will need to be “rolled over” to the FY2006-07 budget at a later date.
There is $130,000 budgeted for this purpose in the FY2006-07 Capital Projects/Parks/Improvements Other Than Buildings category.
There is $570,000 available for Hwy 441 beautification from an FDOT Grant. That grant revenue was received in FY2005-06 so it will need to be “rolled over” to the FY2006-07 budget at a later date.
Department: _Parks & Recreation _
Prepared by: _Bruce Ericson _____
Attachments: Yes_X__ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required ______
Attorney Review : Yes_X__ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. ____wp______________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager _______RS____________
Account No. _031-5112-541-6310 __
Project No. __310051 ________
WF No. _____276463 ___
Budget _____$328,000 _
Available ____$328,000 __
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TO PROVIDE FOR FUNDING FOR LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE BY THE CITY ALONG HIGHWAY 441 BETWEEN COLLEGE DRIVE AND MILLS STREET; 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 the State of Florida, Department of Transportation, in substantially the form attached as Exhibit “A” to this Resolution, for the purpose of providing for reimbursement by the Department of a portion of the cost of landscaping improvements along Highway 441 between College Drive and Mills Street, in connection with the widening of that roadway.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately upon its passage and adoption according to law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the __11___ day of __December___ 2006