Meeting Date:           June 23, 2008


From:                          Chief William J. Chrisman


Subject:                      Request for Appropriation of Forfeiture Funds to be utilized for the Leesburg Recreational Department Athletic Sponsorship money for the underprivileged youth in the community



Staff Recommendation:

Staff respectfully recommends the appropriation of $8,000.00 to assist in sponsoring our community’s underprivileged youth for various recreation programs provided by the City of Leesburg Recreation Department.



The City of Leesburg Recreation and Parks Department provides numerous activities in which the community’s children can participate. There is a need for some of our community’s youth to be sponsored monetarily to participate in these activities. The Leesburg Police Department is committed to the area youth and currently provides numerous activities for the youth. The sponsorship funding is another opportunity for the Leesburg Police Department to partner with the Leesburg Recreation Department to provide a much needed service to these children. After all, the youth of Leesburg are the most valuable resource for the future of our community and represent our future.



1.  To approve the appropriations of Forfeiture Funds of $8,000.00

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact

Funding is available for this purpose and is an authorized use of Law Enforcement Trust Funds.


Submission Date and Time:    6/20/2008 4:48 PM____

Department: _Police_________________

Prepared by:  _S Vicchiollo____________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No _X_____

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____



Revised 6/10/04


Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________


Finance  Dept. _____JB___________                                     


Deputy C.M. _______EFS_________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________


Account No. 121-2111-521-4810____


Project No. ___________________


WF No. ______________________


Budget  ______________________


Available ____$138,947.43________





Honorable City Commission

City of Leesburg



Request for Appropriation of Forfeiture Proceeds



I, William J. Chrisman., Chief of Police, hereby request that funds be appropriated from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund as follows:


Description                                                                Amount                     

The City of Leesburg Recreation and                  $8,000.00

Parks  Department


                                                                   TOTAL:  $8.000.00


The anticipated recurring costs associated with this (these) item(s) are as follows:



Description                                                                Amount


0                                                                                  0                                                            




I hereby certify that this request is in compliance with Subsection 932.7055 of the Florida Statutes.





  William J. Chrisman

  Chief of Police

  Leesburg Police Department