Staff recommends acceptance of the grant funds if awarded, from Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) through Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to purchase picnic shelter to be installed at the Leesburg Recreational Facility.
This grant is a non-matching grant for $50,000 to purchase a picnic shelter for installation next to the new playground at the Leesburg Recreational Facility. The proposal for this project was brought forth by public demand, and supported through a survey for a sheltered picnic area at this site. The purchase of this shelter was unanimously recommended by the Recreation Advisory Board at the August 12, 2008 Recreation Advisory Board meeting.
The placement of this shelter was determined by the addition of the playground equipment and the intention to use the Leesburg Recreational Facility as the trailhead for the Gardenia Trail. Furthermore, the video surveillance system provides security for this improvement.
City staff submitted the grant application by the deadline of September 30, 2008. The City is not obligated to accept the grant if awarded. The DEP will announce the projects to be funded in July of 2009.
1. Approval to accept funding, if approved, from Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program or:
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
There is no direct fiscal impact since this is a non-matching grant.
Department: __Parks & Recreation__
Prepared by: __Jennifer Magavero_
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Advertised: ____Not Required ______
Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. ___________JB_____
Deputy C.M. ________EFS________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. __031-0000-334-7201____
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA RATIFYING THE SIGNATURE OF THE CITY MANAGER ON THE GRANT APPLICATION AND APPROVING ACCEPTANCE OF THE GRANT FUNDING IF AWARDED, FROM THE FLORIDA RECREATION DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FRDAP) TO PROVIDE FUNDING THROUGH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP) FOR $50,000 WITH NO MATCHING FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF LEESBURG FOR THE PURCHASE OF A PICNIC SHELTER; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit a Grant to the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program whose address is 3900 Commonwealth Blvd, Mail Station 585, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, for application, submission, and acceptance, if awarded, grant funding for $50,000 for the purchase of a picnic shelter to be installed at the Leesburg Recreational Facility located at 1851 Griffin Road. This grant does not require a match from the City of Leesburg.
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 __27___ day of _October___ 2008.