Staff recommends approval of an agreement with Simon Property Group for an emergency response staging area for the utility operators.
The mall management team contacted staff 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 City of Leesburg utility department and/or their contractors to make use of the area east of JC Penney to stage equipment, vehicles and crews during emergency 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 site provides a convenient location from which to dispatch and respond in this area.
1. Approve the agreement with Simon Properties; 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 A REVOCABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH SIMON PROPERTY GROUP, OWNERS OF THE LAKE SQUARE MALL, FOR AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE STAGING AREA FOR THE CITY OF LEESBURG'S UTILITY OPERATORS; 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 a Revocable License Agreement with Simon Property Group whose address is 10401 US Hwy 441, Leesburg, Florida 34788, for use of temporary disaster 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 _26th____ day of _May___ 2009.