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AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:†††††††††† May 14, 2007

 

From:††††††††††††††††††††††††† Raymond S. Sharp, Director, Environmental Services/Public Works

 

Subject:††††††††††††††††††††† Resolution authorizing †a Memorandum of Understanding relating to

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† traffic signal mast arm upgrades for the portion of US 441 between

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Perkins and SR 44.

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the Memorandum of Understanding with Federal Department of Transportation (FDOT) for traffic signal mast arm upgrades on the portion of US 441 between Perkins Street and SR 44.

 

Analysis:

The FDOT standard design for traffic signals calls for concrete poles and steel strain cables.† The City has established a practice of requesting that FDOT upgrade all such signalization project to mast arm types throughout the US 441/US 27 corridor.† The City has agreed to fund the differential cost of such upgrades within the city limits.

 

FDOT is in the initial phases of design of the widening of the segment from Perkins Street to SR 44.† There are three signalized intersections in this segment† This Memorandum of Understanding, if approved, will cause FDOT to incorporate the mast arm upgrades into their design process for the intersection.† At a future date, when design is completed and costs are known, FDOT will present a Locally Funded Agreement for the upgrade costs for approval by the City Commission.† This construction project has not been funded by FDOT for construction in its current five-year plan, so the costs will be incurred by the City at some future date, likely to be at least five years in the future.

 

Options:

1.† Approve the Memorandum of Understanding, or;

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

 

Fiscal Impact:†

There is no fiscal impact at the present time, but the City will need to budget for the cost of the upgrade in some future year, depending upon the FDOTís construction funding schedule. †The project will be eligible for funding through the 27/441 CRA.† The project is not on FDOTís current five-year construction funding program.

 

Submission Date and Time:††† 5/11/2007 1:48 PM5/9/2007 1:33 PM____

 

Department: Environmental Services

Prepared by:† Ray Sharp

Attachments:†††††††† Yes__X__†† No ______

Advertised:†† ____Not Required ______†††††††††††††††††††††

Dates:†† __________________________†††††††††††††††††††††

Attorney Review :†††††† Yes___† No ____

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Finance† Dept. __________________†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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City Manager ___________________

 

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Budget† ______________________

 

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RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RELATING TO TRAFFIC SIGNAL MAST ARM UPGRADES FOR THE PORTION OF US 441 BETWEEN PERKINS STREET AND SR 44; 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, whose address is 605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450 for traffic signal mast arm upgrades for the portion of US 441 between Perkins Street and SR 44.

 

††††††††††† †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 __14th___ day of __May_______ 2007.

 

 

 

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ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk