AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

Meeting Date:           September 22, 2008

 

From:                          Kenneth L. Thomas, Director of Housing & Economic Development

 

Subject:                      Resolution  authorizing the long and short term objectives of the Leesburg Community Development Plan

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the long and short term objectives of the Leesburg Community Development Plan.

 

Analysis:

In conjunction with the City pursuing funding from the Community Development Block Grant funds, it is a requirement of the City to pass a resolution approving the long and short term objectives of the Community Development Plan.  The long and short term objectives are as follows:

 

LONG TERM OBJECTIVES

 

1.   To improve the physical environment of the community to make it more functional, safe, and efficient and to preserve the integrity of the neighborhood.

 

2.    To promote the public interest.

 

3.    To inject long range considerations into the determination of short range decisions.

 

4.     To bring professional and technical knowledge to bear on issues concerning social, economic, and  physical development.

 

5.  To facilitate effective cooperation and coordination among all concerned with community development.

 

6.   To identify all available resources for major opportunities and to improve the way of life for all in the community.

 


SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES

 

1.         To apply for Community Development Block Grant funds in the Neighborhood Revitalization category to make drainage improvements, sewer line replacement and water line improvements in the Kristen Subdivision-Montclair Village Service Area of the City of Leesburg.

 

2.         To explore other possible resources for the purpose of improving the way of life for all citizens, especially those who live in deteriorated housing and neighborhoods.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the resolution authorizing the implementation of the long and short term objectives or;

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

There is no fiscal impact related to the objectives.

 

Submission Date and Time:    9/17/2008 5:44 PM____

 

Department: ______________________

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Dates:   __________________________                     

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Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. _______EFS ________                                                                         

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City Manager ___________________

 

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RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG AUTHORIZING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LONG TERM AND SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, the City of Leesburg is located in Lake County, Florida.  Based on the 2000 United States Census, the City of Leesburg’s population was 15,956.  Of the 15,956 residents, 3,045 or 12% are below the poverty level. 

 

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

 

The City shall implement the following objectives:

 

            LONG TERM OBJECTIVES:

 

1.  To improve the physical environment of the community to make it more functional,   safe, and efficient and to preserve the integrity of the neighborhood.

 

2.   To promote the public interest.

 

3.   To inject long range considerations into the determination of short range decisions.

 

4.  To bring professional and technical knowledge to bear on issues concerning social, economic and physical development.

 

5. To facilitate effective cooperation and coordination among  all concerned with community development.

 

6.   To identify all available resources for major opportunities and to improve the way of life for all in the community.

 

SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES

 

1.      To apply for Community Development Block Grant funds in the Neighborhood Revitalization category to make drainage improvements, sewer line replacement and water line improvements in the Kristen Subdivision-Montclair Village Service Area of the City of Leesburg.

 

2.      To explore other possible resources for the purpose of improving the way of life for all citizens, especially those who live in deteriorated housing and neighborhoods.

 

      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 22nd day of September 2008.

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor John H. Christian

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk Betty Richardson