AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           November 26, 2007

 

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

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing a Contract for Sale and Purchase with Embarq Florida, Inc. for property for use as part of the Whispering Pines Stormwater Drainage Project.

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the contract with Embarq Florida, Inc. for the purchase of property for use as part of the Whispering Pines Stormwater Drainage Project

 

Analysis:

Purchase of this property will enable the City of Leesburg to construct the Lee Street Stormwater Pond and associated wetlands as part of the Whispering Pines Stormwater Drainage Project.  This project will help the City of Leesburg meet the required Total Maximum Daily Loads by reducing phosphorous loading to Lake Griffin.  The City is partnering with Lake County Water Authority (LCWA) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on the Whispering Pines Project.  On January 23, 2006, the Commission accepted an agreement with FDEP for grant funding.  This agreement with FDEP requires acquisition of the property for this project without which the project cannot be constructed.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the Contract, or,

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

Cost of the purchase is $258,000.00.  Once construction has begun the City will be eligible for grant funding from LCWA for the project.  LCWA will reimburse the City $81,528.00 for this purchase.

 

Submission Date and Time:    11/21/2007 6:16 PM____

Department: _Environmental Services___

Prepared by:  _Darel W. Craine_______                     

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 ___________________

 

Account No. _014-5171-537-6310___

 

Project No. __140002____________

 

WF No. __   _303905_-001________

 

Budget  __     775,000.00__________

 

Available     640,895.03__________


RESOLUTION NO.                       

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT  WITH EMBARQ FLORIDA, INC. TO   PURCHASE BY THE CITY REAL PROPERTY FOR USE AS PART OF THE WHISPERING PINES STORMWATER DRAINAGE PROJECT; 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 and directed to execute a Contract between the City of Leesburg and Embarq Florida, Inc., for the purpose of the purchase by the City of real property for use as part of the Whispering Pines stormwater drainage project.

 

            THIS RESOLUTION shall take effect upon its passage and adoption according to law.

 

            PASSED AND ADOPTED at the regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, held on the    26th   day of        November  , 2007.

 

                                                                                    THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA

 

 

 

                                                                                    BY:                                                                 

                                                                                                MAYOR

 

 

Attest:                                                                        

            CITY CLERK