A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH LAKE COUNTY DETAILING THE SPECIFICS FOR UTILIZATION OF TWO TOWER SITES: LEESBURG DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (548 SOUTH 14TH ST. LEESBURG) AND LAKE SQUARE MALL SITE: (10399 US HIGHWAY 441, LEESBURG (TOWER # FL 1061A)) FOR THE COUNTY-WIDE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AS APPROVED BY RESOLUTION 8062 NOVEMBER 13, 2007; 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 Lake County, Florida whose address is Tavares, Florida, for an inter-local to provide for a County-wide communications System.
THAT the City shall allow the County utilization of its existing water tower, equipment building(s) and real property located at 10399 U.S. Hwy 441, Leesburg, Florida, 34788, (Water Tower Site) and the radio tower, equipment building(s) and real property located at 548 South 14th Street, Leesburg, Florida 34748, (Leesburg-DOT Site), for installation of the County’s public safety radio communication antennae, related cables, generation and other support equipment in connection with the County’s wireless, intergovernmental communications system forming a part of the Shared communications Facilities; provided, however, that the City shall still be permitted to utilize the same site for the City’s radio communications and equipment building(s) which also forms a part of the Shared Communications Facilities.
THAT, the County has previously entered into interlocal agreements with eighteen agencies, including the City of Leesburg, November 13, 2007, for the purpose of sharing the County’s communications system. The sharing of this system will provide an efficient way of accomplishing interoperability, inter-agency communications and county-wide emergency dispatching and response. Currently, public safety organizations lack a means efficient inter-agency communication; this problem has plagued us for decades. When a crisis or situation occurs that requires an emergency response from an external component of any local public safety organization, we should have Systems in place that will provide a means of two-way communications between various public safety personnel on the street, from one uniform system.
THAT, as outlined in the initial Interlocal agreement, the City is expected to make available to the County, at no charge, the following communication tower sites for equipment installation:
Leesburg Department of Transportation – 550 South 14th St. Leesburg,
Public Works Facility (Specific tower site addressed as 548 South 14th St. Leesburg)
Lake Square Mall Site: 10401 US Highway 441, Leesburg (Tower # FL 1061A) (Specific tower site addressed as 10399 US Highway 441, Leesburg.)
The initial term of this Agreement begins upon execution hereof by the Parties and shall remain in effect until terminated by either party after first giving a one year written notice.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _14th day of _April 2008