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
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.
1. Approve the Contract, or,
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
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.
Department: _Environmental Services___
Prepared by: _Darel W. Craine_______
Attachments: Yes__x__ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required ______
Attorney Review : Yes__x_ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. _014-5171-537-6310___
Project No. __140002____________
WF No. __ _303905_-001________
Budget __ 775,000.00__________
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