Staff recommends approval of an agreement with Simon Properties for an emergency response staging area for the utility operators.
The Mall Management Team contacted staff in July to offer the use of a portion of their parking lot to stage utility vehicles and equipment during emergency or disaster situations. This agreement allows any of the City of Leesburg’s utility departments, and/or their contractors, to make use of the area East of JC Penney to stage equipment, vehicles and crews during emergencies or disaster recovery operations.
The use of this area is a potential advantage during recovery operations where there is significant damage in the area. This location provides a convenient location from which to dispatch and respond in this area.
1. Approve the resolution; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
There is no fiscal impact associated with accepting this agreement.
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH SIMON PROPERTIES, OWNERS OF THE LAKE SQUARE MALL, FOR AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE STAGING AREA FOR THE CITY’S UTILITY OPERATORS.; AND PROVIDING AND 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 Simon Property Group, Lake Square Mall whose address is 225 West Washington Street, 7th Floor. Indianapolis, IN 46204, for Revocable License Agreement for temporary staging areas at the Lake Square Mall.
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 25th day of August, 2008