Meeting Date:           August 24, 2009


From:                          Raymond S. Sharp, Environmental Services/Public Works Director


Subject:                      Resolution authorizing approval of the Interlocal Agreement forming the Water Alliance of Lake County



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the interlocal agreement forming the Water Alliance of Lake County comprising twelve cities, Lake County government, and the Villages Center Community Development District.



The City of Leesburg executed an interlocal agreement some five years ago to develop a county-wide Water Supply Plan.  That Plan was completed in December, 2007.  Shortly thereafter, Leesburg, together with the other members of that initial interlocal agreement executed an interim interlocal agreement to facilitate the reinvention of the original membership and purpose to a different function.  Recently, after survey of the membership and discussion among the membership, they determined that the Water Alliance should function as an advisory/advocacy body for matters relating to water supply in Lake County.  This interlocal agreement is fashioned accordingly.


At its regular meeting on August 12, 2007, the Water Alliance membership reached agreement that this interlocal would be adopted by the respective bodies at the next available meeting.


The City of Eustis withdrew from membership, and the City of Umatilla will consider membership at upcoming meetings.  Other members indicated that they would continue membership and adopt the Interlocal Agreement.



1.  Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Interlocal Agreement; or,

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


Fiscal Impact

The proposed budget for FY 2009-2010 anticipated continued membership in the Water Alliance and provided funding for this purpose, estimated at $5,000 as the City’s share.


Submission Date and Time:    8/20/2009 2:49 PM____


Department: Enviromental Services

Prepared by:  R. Sharp  

Attachments:         Yes X    No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes  X   No ____



Revised 6/10/04


Reviewed by: Dept. Head rss


Finance  Dept. _JB     ____________                                     


Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________


Account No. 043-3021-533-3110


Project No. ___________________


WF No. ______________________


Budget  __________$10,000______


Available _________$10,000______



RESOLUTION NO._______________


A resolution of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an Interlocal Agreement creating the Water Alliance of Lake County with lake county, twelve cities in lake county, and the Village Center community development district; and providing an effective date.




            THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an Interlocal Agreement between Lake County, City of Clermont, City of Fruitland Park, City of Groveland, Town of Howey-in the-Hills, Town of Lady Lake, City of Leesburg, City of Mascotte, City of Minneola, Town of Montverde, City of Mount Dora, City of Tavares, City of Umatilla, and Village Center Community Development District, hereinafter referred to as Members creating a regional governmental body named the Water Alliance of Lake County.


             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 _24th____ day of __August_______ 2009.











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