AGENDA MEMORANDUM

Date:                           December 17, 2007

 

From:                          Jerry Boop, Finance Director  

 

Subject:                      Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with Online Utility Exchange for Credit Checks on New Utility Customers

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the agreement with Online Utility Exchange for credit checks on new residential utility customers for $90.00 per month plus the search fee of $2.70 per search.

 

Analysis:

The City Commission has authorized staff to allow new residential utility customers to consent to a telephone credit check at the applicant’s expense.  Currently, staff allows the new residential utility customer to provide the city with a letter of good standing from another utility company or pay the required deposit amount.  This new procedure will allow an additional option for our new residential utility customers.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the agreement with Online Utility Exchange; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

The cost of this service to the city is $90.00 per month for the monthly web access fee and $2.70 per search. As per the information presented when the Commission approved ordinance 07-90 allowing for personal credit checks, the fee to be charged the customer will be determined[j1]  after a three-month information gathering period.   It is intended for this service to be revenue neutral.

 

Submission Date and Time:    12/13/2007 9:25 AM____

 

Department: ______________________

Prepared by:  ______________________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                 

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. __001-1332-513-31-10_

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  _______$20,000_________

 

Available _ _____$18,413_________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH ONLINE INFORMATION SERVICES, INC. DBA ONLINE UTILITY EXCHANGE TO PROVIDE CREDIT CHECKS FOR NEW RESIDENTIAL UTILITY CUSTOMERS;  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 Online Information Services, Inc. d/b/a Online Utility Exchange whose address is 202 W. Fire Tower Road, Winterville, NC  28590, to provide credit checks on new residential utility customers.

 

             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 __17th___ day of __December__ 2007.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk

 

 


 [j1]Jerry, what will be the fee initially?  $2.70?  Free?  -Jay