AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

Meeting Date:           May 26, 2009

 

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

 

Subject:                      Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program Award

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends executing the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) contract to receive federal funding in the amount of $750,000 for the Magnolia Townhomes (aka Kristen Court) Project. 

 

Analysis:

As part of the City’s vision to redevelop the Kristen Court Apartments into a for sale townhome development now known as Magnolia Townhomes, funding is needed to cover infrastructure costs.  The apartment complex is in severe need of flood & drainage improvements, sewer line and water line replacement, new fire hydrants, and sidewalks.  The City’s CDBG application ranked 6th out of 34 applications submitted Statewide.  The funding will allow the City to move forward with bidding of the infrastructure improvements for Magnolia Townhomes.   

 

Once the contract is executed by both parties, the City will have the authority to use the $750,000 CDBG funding for infrastructure improvements and contract administration.  

 

Options:

1. Approve the contract to receive funding of $750,000 for infrastructure improvements at Magnolia Townhomes; or 

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate.

 

Fiscal Impact

The City has committed  $250,000 to the subject project.

 

Submission Date and Time:    5/20/2009 4:46 PM____

Department: ______________________

Prepared by:  ______________________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. _______JB_________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _554-0000-331-5600___

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT AND EXECUTE REQUIRED FORMS TO RECEIVE FUNDING  OF $750,000 FROM THE SMALL CITIES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE MAGNOLIA TOWNHOMES (AKA KRISTEN COURT PROJECT); 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 the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program whose address is 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100 for funding of $750,000 to improve Magnolia Townhomes infrastructure.

 

             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 _26th ____ day of _May __ 2009.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk