AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           January 22, 2007

 

From:                          Bruce Ericson, Director of Parks & Recreation

 

Subject:                      Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with Crappie USA, Inc. to host the 2007 Crappie Tournament February 9-10, 2007

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Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of an agreement with Crappie USA, Inc. to host the Crappie USA, Inc. Tournament February 9-10, 2007.

 

Analysis:

The City of Leesburg Parks & Recreation Department has hosted several fishing tournaments in 2006.  The Crappie USA, Inc fishing tournament will be held February 9-10, 2007.  The Contract associated with this tournament is submitted for your review and approval.

 

The Commission has instructed us to take on the task of being the lead agency in supporting fishing tournaments because of the economic benefits and the national exposure they bring to our community.   Recently there has been some public discussion about whether it is appropriate for the Lake County Water Authority to fund fishing tournaments.  Economic development is not one of the Water Authority’s functions.  This discussion may have caused one or more members of the Commission to question the appropriateness of continued City participation.  We welcome that discussion, but until the Commission gives a new direction to the staff we will continue to work on developing these tournaments.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the resolution authorizing an agreement with Crappie USA, Inc. or;

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

The City’s portion of the fee will be $3,500.

 

 


Submission Date and Time:    1/18/2007 10:06 AM____

 

Department: _Parks & Recreation    ____

Prepared by:  _Bruce Ericson        _____                     

Attachments:         Yes_X_   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes_X_  No ____

                                                

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager __________RS_________

 

Account No. _043-1021-531-49-11_

 

Project No. __419200             ______

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______$3,500___________

 

Available _____$3,500___________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH CRAPPIE USA, INC TO HOST THE 2007 CRAPPIE TOURNAMENT FEBRUARY 9, 2007 AND FEBRUARY 10, 2007; 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 Crappie USA, Inc  whose address is 125 Ruth Avenue Benton, Kentucky 42025 to host the Crappie USA, Inc. Tournament February 9-10, 2007.

 

             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 _22__ day of January___ 2007.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk