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 THE LEESBURG TURNPIKE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY TOWER ( 1550 CR 470 LEESBURG) 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 interlocal to provide for a County-wide communications System.
THAT, the agreement with Lake County, for shared Public Service Radio Communications Facilities, for the Leesburg Turnpike Waste Water Treatment Facility Site, The City shall allow the County utilization of its existing real property site located at 1550 CR 470, Okahumpka, Florida, 34762, for installation of the County’s public safety radio communication tower, antennae, related cables, generation and other support equipment in connection with County’s wireless, intergovernmental communications system forming 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 of 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 Turnpike Wastewater Treatment Facility – 1600 CR 470 Okahumpka (Specific tower site addressed as 1550 CR 470 Okahumpka, FL)
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.
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 _April 2008.