AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           January 28, 2008

 

From:                          Bruce Ericson, Director of Parks & Recreation

 

Subject:                      Resolution approving Rate Changes for Recreation Activity Programs and Facilities

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the program rate changes utilized in the daily operation of recreation activities and facilities.

 

Analysis:

On September 27, 1999 the City Commission approved a resolution authorizing rate changes for the usage of the Community Building Main Room, East Room and West Room.  There has not been an increase in rental rates for eight years for the usage of the Community Building.  In order to offset rising expenses for daily operations, staff recommends the approval of the rate changes provided in the attached document listed as “Exhibit A”.

 

On May 27, 2003 the City Commission approved a resolution authorizing the rate changes for Ball Field Usage in order to offset high maintenance cost such as fertilizer, chalk and other related expenditures. In an effort to maintain and provide quality fields for numerous tournaments and regular program activities, staff recommends approval of the rate changes provided in the attached document listed as “Exhibit A”.

 

On May 4, 2004 the City Commission approved a resolution authorizing rate changes for various recreation activity fees in order to offset expenses for equipment and other related expenditures.  In an effort to continue providing quality service and equipment to participants in our programs, staff recommends the approval of the rate changes provided in the attached document listed as “Exhibit A” to assist with the purchase of quality equipment and professional instructors with reasonable activity rates. 

 

On July 1, 2005, the City of Leesburg Parks & Recreation Department assumed operation of the Marina Facility.  In order to offset rising fuel cost, staff recommends approval of the rate changes provided in the attached document listed as “Exhibit A”.

 

 


 

Options:

1.  Approve Resolution authorizing rate changes provided in the attached document listed as

     “Exhibit A” or;

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

The rate increases  to the Recreation activities and facilities will provide an increase in revenues to offset expenditures.  Youth programs are not self sufficient, but are partially subsidized by sponsorship fees from various businesses and organizations.  Staff’s goal is to make certain all adult programs are self sufficient.

 

Submission Date and Time:    1/24/2008 2:02 PM____

 

Department: _Parks & Recreation__

Prepared by:  _Bruce Ericson______                     

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Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

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Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. JB________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

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City Manager ___________________

 

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RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, REPEALING RESOLUTION 5742, RESOLUTION 5762, RESOLUTION 6798, AND RESOLUTION 7100 PERTAINING TO RATES CHARGED; APPROVING A NEW RATE SCHEDULE TO BE UTILIZED IN THE OPERATION OF RECREATION ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

WHEREAS, the City staff has determined that the rates should be adopted by the City Commission and an increase in Recreation Activities, Facilities, and Ball Field Usage rates should be enacted.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

SECTION 1.  The rates as indicated in “Exhibit A” are hereby changed from the current rate to the proposed rate:

 

             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 _28__ day of __January__ 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk