Staff recommends appointing Kimberly A. Schulte to serve as Special Magistrate for a period of three years and authorizing execution of the professional services Agreement to compensate for these services as required by City Ordinance.
City Ordinance 04-27, §II, Division II, §§ 2-66 -- 2-75 detail the method used for the enforcement of Municipal Codes. This ordinance provides for the use of a Special Magistrate to preside over code enforcement hearings. §§ 2-67 requires a committee to solicit interested parties and make a recommendation to the City Commission for appointment of one or more Special Magistrates.
On November 26, 2007 the Purchasing Division issued Request for Proposal 80042 soliciting interested parties to submit proposals for the position of Special Magistrate to fulfill the requirements of the ordinance. The position was advertised in the local paper. On December 21, 2007 staff received one response to our solicitation.
The sole response was from attorney Kimberly Schulte who currently serves as Special Magistrate. The Police Department has been very satisfied with the level of service and professionalism provided by Ms. Schulte as Special Magistrate. The proposed fee of $125.00 per hour is less than the prevailing hourly rate for legal counsel and has been deemed as fair and reasonable for this type of service. Magistrate Schulte’s years of quality service more than qualifies her to serve as the Special Magistrate at the proposed rate.
1. Appoint Kimberly A. Schulte as Special Magistrate and execute the professional services agreement;
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Funds to pay for Special Magistrate services are available.
Department: _Police Department______
Prepared by: _Mike Thornton_________
Attachments: Yes____ No __X___
Advertised: _X__Not Required ______
Dates: _November 25, 2007__________
Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. __001-1241-514.31-10_
Project No. ___NA_____________
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, APPOINTING KIMBERLY A. SCHULTE TO SERVE AS THE SPECIAL MAGISTRATE FOR THE CITY OF LEESBURG AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR SPECIAL MAGISTRATE SERVICES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the City Commission designates KIMBERLY A. SCHULTE as Special Magistrate for the City for a period of three years as provided by City Ordinance 04-27.
THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with KIMBERLY A. SCHULTE, whose address is 127 7th Street, Leesburg, FL 34748, for providing professional services related to the duties of Code Enforcement Special Magistrate pursuant to Request for Proposal number 80042.
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 _January________ 2008.