AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           March 26, 2007

 

From:                          Darel W. Craine, Deputy Director, Environmental Services

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing an agreement for grant funding from St. Johns River Water Management District for Lake Harris Water Quality Improvement Project/Venetian Gardens Stormwater BMP (Contract #SK469AA)

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of Contract #SK469AA with St. Johns River Water Management District to secure grant funding in an amount not to exceed $44,244.00 for the construction of stormwater infrastructure and installation of a stormwater baffle box.

 

Analysis:

This grant secures matching funds from St. Johns River Water Management District for a drainage basin project in downtown Leesburg which discharges stormwater through the Venetian Gardens Canals to Lake Harris.

 

This proposed Water Quality Improvement Project includes:

·          Installation of a second-generation baffle box;

·          Install new stormwater culverts under W. Dixie Avenue to re-route local stormwater through the baffle box;

·          Mill and resurface approximately 1200 square yards on W. Dixie Avenue where construction occurs; and

·          Construct new outfall from the baffle box to the Venetian Garden Canals.

 

The baffle box will be installed underground on City owned land near the corner of W. Dixie Avenue and Lakeshore Drive.  This project will reduce sediment, leaf litter, floating plastic, and nutrients that are currently discharged directly to Lake Harris

 

Options:

1.  Accept and enter into agreement with St. Johns River Water Management District, or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate.

 

Fiscal Impact

The total cost of the project will be $191,610.00.  This St. Johns River Water Management District grant will secure matching funds for construction of the project not to exceed $44,244.00.  Additional grant funding for this project  forproject for $72,366.00 is available under Florida Department of Environmental Protection Agreement No. G0210 presented separately.  Fiscal impact to the City to complete the project will be $75,000.00.  This amount is funded in this year’s budget and funds are available.

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    3/21/2007 4:26 PM3/20/2007 3:03 PM____

 

Department: __Environmental Services__

Prepared by:  __Darel W. Craine_______                     

Attachments:         Yes__x__   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                      

Attorney Review :       Yes__x_  No ____

                                                

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. _____wp_____________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ______RS_____________

 

Account No. _014-5171-537-6310__

 

Project No. __140002___________

 

WF No. _____336768___________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR GRANT FUNDING FROM ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT FOR LAKE HARRIS WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT/VENETIAN GARDENS STORMWATER BMP (CONTRACT #SK469AA); 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 St. Johns River Water Management District whose address is 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL  32177, for grant funding for Lake Harris Water Quality Improvement Project/Venetian Gardens Stormwater BMP (Contract #SK469AA).

 

             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 __26TH ___ day of __March_______ 2007.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk